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        Letters written in France, to a friend in London, between the month of November 1794, and the month of May 1795.

      8vo., iv + 224pp., front free endpaper creased, some foxing at foot of title, occasional old marginal emphasis marks, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, flat spine gilt and labelled. A very good copy.Publisher: London: J. Johnson,Year: 1796Edition: First edition.

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      London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1796. - iv,lxxxix,[2],109pp., plus [1]p. of ads and frontispiece. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards, gilt red morocco spine label. Joints expertly repaired, corners and edges worn, chipped at spine ends. Very clean internally. Very good. An important account of the Second Maroon War, which was waged on Jamaica in 1795-1796 between the black Maroons and the British colonizers. The Maroons were the descendants of a band of runaway slaves, and their presence on Jamaica made nervous the slave- owning planters, who feared they might inspire other slaves to revolt. Added to long simmering tensions was the flogging of two Maroons for stealing a pig in July, 1795. The punishment was inflicted by a black overseer in front of some of the slaves that Maroons had helped to recapture and return to their masters. Violence ensued that lasted for several months. In the end, more than five hundred Maroons were transported to Nova Scotia, and in 1800 sent on to the newly established African colony for freed slaves, Sierra Leone. Bryan Edwards, a West Indies planter and merchant, is best known as the author the THE HISTORY, CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL, OF THE BRITISH COLONIES IN THE WEST INDIES, first published in 1793. In the long introduction to the present work Edwards gives a detailed description of the rebellion of the Maroons of Jamaica, and also provides background on the origins of the conflict. Edwards was a supporter of slavery and favored regulation (but not abolition) of the slave trade. He was also quite critical of the French treatment of African slaves on Haiti, no doubt fearing that the slave rebellion being fomented on French-ruled Haiti might migrate to British- controlled Jamaica. Ragatz notes that Edwards's introductory account of the Maroon rebellion is not included in the original edition of the proceedings of the governor and assembly, printed the same year in St. Jago de la Vega. Those proceedings give further information on the conflict, the names of many of the Maroon participants, and the resolution of the fighting, which was hastened by the importation of fierce hunting dogs from Haiti. The frontispiece is a nicely executed portrait of Leonard Parkinson, a captain of the Maroons, shown striding purposefully and carrying a rifle. The advertisement page at the end is for the second edition of Edwards's HISTORY, published by Stockdale in 1794. CUNDALL 76. RAGATZ, p.198. SABIN 21893. ESTC T72528. GOLDSMITHS 16687.

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        Die obere Kaskade in Tivoli, 1796

      - Technik: Radierung auf Papier. Beschriftung: Unterhalb der Darstellung in der Druckplatte signiert, datiert und bezeichnet: "A. C. Dies incise Roma 1796 | Cascatella Superiore a Tivoli". Werkverzeichnis: Andresen III, Nr. 28; Fichter Nr. 69. Serie: Mahlerisch radirte Prospecte von Italien, von Johann Christian Reinhart, Jakob Wilhelm Mechau und Albert Christoph Dies. Grösse: 24,5 x 35 cm (Darstellung). Weitere Größen: 38,3 x 48 cm (Papier). 28,1 x 37,4 cm (Plattenmaß). Beschreibung: Blick auf die obere Fallstufe der Großen Kaskade unterhalb Tivolis. Das Motiv tritt in der bildenden Kunst schon im 17. Jahrhundert (u. a. bei Gaspard Dughet) auf, meist in einer panoramaartig weiten Landschaft. Bei Dies, Mechau und Reinhart fällt eine Neigung zum Ausschnitt auf. 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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        Journal om Brand og Wandvæsenets Sager : Tilligemed Inden og Udenrigske Stæders Historiske Efter-retninger om Ildebrande, Ildsluknings og Rædnings Midler, samt Tanker til Nöyere Eftertanke, om Huus og Nærings-Standens, item Alimentations Væsenets Almennyttigste Indretninger, Grundede paa Tidshistoriens Arböger. 1ste Deel.

      Kiöbenhavn. 1796. 8vo. Samtidig lyserødt kartonasjebind med tittelfelt i grønt skinn. Ytre denteller. (2), XXVII, (1), 255, (3) s. Med et håndkolorert prospekt etter A. Flint. "Prospectet skal forestille 2de Gders Hiørnegaarde, beliggende i Nærheden af Canalerne (Stormgaden, Friderichsholms Canal, Boldhuusgaden o. s. v.), hvor en uheldigvis opkommen Ildsvaade i Stormveir kunde tillige have antændt den anden Side af Gaden, og hvorved Brandvæsenets hele Magt, Pram-Sprøiternes iberegnet, nødvendigen da maatte sættes succesive i Execution, etc. etc.".

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        Spiele zur Uebung und Erholung des Korpers und Geistes, fur die Jugend, ihre Erzieher und alle Freunde unschuldiger Jugendfreuden. [Baseball].

      Schnepfenthal, Germany: Buchhandlung der Erziehungsanstalt, 1796. xvi, 492 pages of text followed by [iv] pages of index. Original paper-covered boards (hardcover) with handwritten spine label. The boards are heavily rubbed, with some loss at the extremities but remaining intact; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Illustrated with an engraved allegorical frontispiece and four fold-out plates following the text. Some of the plates are slightly mis-folded or are lightly creased. There is a tiny stain in the margin of the title page and frontispiece. About 150 pages of text have a tiny stain in the top margin; eight pages have a crease at the top corner; page 283 has a small hole which partially affects two letters of text. A few other pages with minor soiling and/or foxing, but remaining attractive and sound. At the Schnepfenthal Institution (Salzmannschule Schnepfenthal), physical education was introduced by one of the teachers (the author) who is considered the founder of modern physical education and gymnastics. On page 78 "Ball mit Freystaten (oder des englische Base-ball)" or baseball is discussed, and continues for several pages. Previous owner's names neatly on the front endpapers. The text is unmarked. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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      DE L'IMPRIMERIE DE DIDOT JEUNE / CHEZ DETERVILLE 1796 - R300122240: XX + 427 pages + 436 pages + 401 pages + 488 pages - 6 gravures en noir et blanc hors texte dont une en frontispice dans le tome 1 (collationnées) - 5 gravures en noir et blanc hors texte dans le tome 2 (collationnées)- 2 gravures en noir et blanc hors texte dans le tome 3 (collationnées) - tranches vertes - plats jaspés - titre et ornements dorés sur le dos - 4 photos disponibles. Jean Racine est né le 22 décembre 1639 et mort à Paris le 21 avril 1699 est un dramaturge et poète français, considéré comme l'un des plus grands auteurs de tragédies de la période classique en France. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.05-XVIII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Jérusalem délivrée, en vers françois

      1796. A Paris, de l'imprimerie de P. Didot l'aîné, 1796. 2 volumes grand in/4 reliure demi-basane verte, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés, plats en simili maroquin long grain avec roulette dorée, volume 1 : xxiij de préliminaire, 274 p., 20 planches - volume 2 : 278 p., 20 planches. Planches de Cochin gravées par St Aubin. Tome 1 : Tome 2 : 31 feuillets restaurés (galeries d'insectes), 7 et 9 feuillets tachés dans l'angle inférieur droit, auréole sur les 10 derniers feuillets. Baour publie d'abord des satires, puis des traductions (1795) en vers de la Jérusalem délivrée et des poésies d'Ossian. Il fait représenter avec succès la tragédie d' Omasis ou Joseph en Égypte et donne des opéras : Jérusalem délivrée, Aminte, Alexandre à Babylone. Il s'exerce dans tous les genres littéraires, même dans l'Épopée (l'Atlantide, 1812). En 1819, il refond sa traduction du Tasse qui est restée son

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        \"Chaussee von München über Freising nach Landshuth\" und \"von München nach Landshut, Deggendorf, Regen und Zwiesel\" (3x).

       4 altkol. Kupferstiche aus Riedl, 1796, je ca. 22 x 14,5 cm. Die vier Straßenkarten zeigen u.a. Garching, Moosburg, Deggendorf, Rinchnach, Wörth, Dingolfing, Plattling, Pförring. 31 und 4 Seiten Text. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Landkarten, Niederbayern

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        Rambles Farther: A Continuation of Rural Walks: in Dialogue. Intended for the use of Young Persons.

      Volume I: v, [iii], [1], 2-156pp. Volume II: [iv], [1], 2-152, [3 ad's]pp. Original paper-covered boards, later labels to spines. 12mo. First edition. Both volumes a little tired with some spotting and marking; small rub on title-page of volume II; edges and extremities rubbed and worn; else a very good set.Osborne 305.

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        El Museo Pictorico, y Escala Óptica. Práctica de la pintura, en que se trata del modo de pintar á el olio, temple, y fresco, con la resolucion de todas las dudas que en su manipulacion. Por Don Antonio Palomino de Castro y Velasco. Tomo segundo [-tercero]

      En Madrid: en la Imprenta de Sancha. Se hallará en su Libreria en la calle del Lobo, MDCCXCVII [t.2], MDCCXCVI [t.3] 1796 - [i.e. 1797-1796].- // [Para pedidos desde fuera de España, por favor, consulte las condiciones de venta y envío, tipo B. / For orders to be delivered outside Spain, please, let you see our sale and shipping terms, type B. / Pour les commandes à livrer hors d'Espagne, s'il vous plait, voyez les conditions de vente et de livraison, type B.].- //.- // 2 [de 3] tomos en 1 vol., Fol., (302x200mm).- Vol. II [tomos 2 y 3, paginación y signaturas correlativas]: [2], VIII, 755, [1] p. ; sign.: [ ]2, a4, A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Zzz4, Aaaa-Zzzz4, Aaaaa-Bbbbb4, Ccccc2; frontispicio calcográfico alegórico, 'Reg. pict. Antonius Palomino inv. et delin, an 1723. Joan. Palom. Sculpsit Matti.'; 13 grabados desplegables con estudios del cuerpo humano y de edificios, firmados 'Js. ã Palomº sculp.'; notas a pie de página y apostillas marginales. Tomo 3 con portada propia: 'El parnaso español pintoresco laureado. Con las vidas de los pintores y estatutarios eminentes.'.- // Encuadernación de época en plena piel; lomo liso con filetes dorados y tejuelo perdido (aunque su huella se asemeja a un grabado en seco); planos con orla de doble filete gofrada; cantos dorados a rueda; cortes marmoreados simulando papel de aguas idéntico al de las guardas; conserva registro en seda celeste; grandes márgenes. Leves roces y manchas antiguas en los planos; frontispicio, portada y primera hoja del texto algo desprendidas; recorte en el margen inferior de la portada, sin afectar; cuerpo límpio, sin anotaciones ni subrayados.- // Proc.: Sin datos.- // Refs.: Aguilar Piñal, s.XVIII, 6, 1864.- // Contiene : T. 2: Práctica de la pintura en que se trata del modo de pintar, á el olio, temple, y fresco, con la resolución de todas las dudas que en su manipulación pueden ocurrir. Y de la perspectiva comun la de techos, angulos, teatros, y monumentos de perspectiva, y otras cosas muy especiales, con la dirección y documentos para las ideas ó asuntos de las obras de que se ponen algunos exemplares [344 p.].- T. 3: El Parnaso Español Pintoresco Laureado. Con las vidas de los pintores y estatuarios eminentes españoles. Que con sus heroycas obras han ilustrado la Nacion: Y de aquellos extranjeros ilustres que han concurrido en estas provincias, y las han enriquecido con sus eminentes obras; graduados segun la serie del tiempo en que cada uno florecií: para eternizar la memoria que tan justamente se vincularon en la posteridad tan sublimes y remontados espíritus [pág. 345-755]. Libros [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Miscellaneous works of Edward Gibbon, with memoirs of his life and writings, composed by himself: illustrated from his letters, with occasional notes and narrative, by John Lord Sheffield. In two volumes.

      London: Strahan, Cadell, Davies, 1796. English literature; biography; first edition; 2 volumes; 27.8cm; modern 3/4 maroon leather binding by Corey; volume 1 frontispiece silhouette portrait of author, English historian; volume 1 errata leaf facing page 1; volume 2 errata leaf after index; supplementary volume 3 published in 1815 not present; owner marks.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Quarto (4to).

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        Arsenal de Chirurgie, ou recueil des instruments et des manières d'opérer adoptées par les modernes. Gravés pour le Cours de Chirurgie.

      - A Paris, Chez Théophile Barrois le jeune, Libraire, An IV (1796), 4°, (IV), 100, davon 99 nummerierte Kupferstichtafeln; zarter, kaum sichtbarer Wasserrand im unteren Rand, Ledereinband der Zeit; Rückschild erneuert, feines Exemplar. Extremely rare first separate edition, with a print run of only 25 printed on vellum paper according to the imprint on the half-title "Il n'y eu que vingt-cinq Exemplaires de cet Ouvrage, tirés sur papier vélin". This fine surgical atlas by Benjamin Bell (1749-1806) was originally published as part of his noted 'System of Surgery' (1783-1788). - - No copy found on PCLC or KVK [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Repertoire des Elèves de Harpe ou Méthode Contenant des Morceaux d'un doigté facile, propres à former la main et vaincre par dégré de grandes difficultés... Prix 9 fr. Propriété de l'Editeur par Décret de la Convention Nattionale le 19 Juillet 1793

      Paris: Chez Louis, [1796]. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 2-25 + [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Title within fine illustrated border by J. Le Roy featuring musical instruments (including the harp), music, and architectural and floral elements. Overpaste of the Parisian music dealer "Duhan & Cie." With publisher's signature to title. Minor foxing and browning; light to moderate staining to lower outer portion of each leaf. Very rare. Not in Lesure or Lescat. RISM PP1635a (one copy only, at the Martin-Luther-Universitãt, Halle). WorldCat (with incorrect imprint and without location). Not in COPAC or Karlsruhr. "In 1765 [Petrini] became harpist and chamber musician at the court of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, where he also studied composition. In 1769 he went to Paris, and in 1770 gave his début at the Concert Spirituel and published his op.1." Alice Lawson Aber-Count in Grove Music Online. Bound with: Cousineau, Jacques-Georges 1760-1836 Méthode de Harpe Suivie d'un Receuil de Petits Airs de differens Auteurs, et d'une instruction touchant le Méchanique des Harpes Anciennes et Nouvelles... Oeuvre IV. Prix [9 livre]. Paris: Chez Cousineau Pere et Fils [PN 107], [1784]. 1f. (title), [1] (simple free-hand engraving of the harp), 2-48 pp. Engraved. Title within decorative border featuring musical instruments including the harp. With publisher's signature to foot of title and early manuscript annotation to upper margin. Page 10 with a diagram of pedal positions. Title washed; minor staining to lower outer corners of many leaves; occasional paper repairs at plate edges. First Edition. Rare. RISM BVI p. 241 (4 copies only). Lescat: Méthodes Traités Musicaux en France 1660-1800, 477a. Bound with: Dalvimare, Pierre 1772-1839 Un Jeune Troubadour Romance Avec accompagnement De Piano ou Harpe... Prix 1 [livre] 50 c. Paris: Au Bureau de l'Agence Dramatique... Et chez les Marchands de Musique [PN 47], [ca. 1800-1820]. [1] (title), 2-3 pp. Engraved. With the signature of the composer (most likely autograph) to title. Dalvimare was harp tutor to Napoleon's wife, the Empress Josephine. Bound with: Various short contemporary pieces featuring the harp by composers and arrangers including Baneux, Berton, Blattman, Cardon, Deleplanque, Desargus, Gros, Krumpholtz, and Naderman, including several pieces from the series "Feuilles de Terpsichore ou Nouvelle Etudes de Harp" published in Paris by Chez Cousineau Pere et Fils, [1779-ca. 1790]. Folio. Contemporary quarter green vellum with marbled baords, rectangular paper label with manuscript titling to upper. Binding worn and rubbed, particularly at edges; spine chipped; manuscript titling faded.

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        De l’économie politique et morale de l’espèce humaine. Volume I – volume II

      Londres, de l'Imprimerie de Cooper & Graham 1796 - Two volumes in 4to; pp. (XVI), 258; pp. (IV), 333, (3); contemporary red interim wrappers with restorations, gilt spines with new period-style gilt lettering-pieces, untrimmed and soiled edges, half titles with repaired corner, first and last leaves browned or soiled, wide margins, occasional age-toning or browning in places. Rare first edition. J. Herrenschwand (1728-1811) was a late physiocrat but he was not orthodox. Schumpeter described him as an able economist. Blanqui notes “il forme la transition entre l’école de Quesnay et celle d’Adam Smith”. This work is divided in 3 parts. In the first part Herrenschwand attempts to define man’s true purpose or vraie destination, as he puts it, in the universe. In the second he describes the system of government and political economy which will help him fulfill his purpose, and the third part deals with the morality and system of education needed to help man find his destination. Menger c. 592, INED 2264bis, Kress B 3197, Einaudi 2888, Goldsmiths 16540 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon Esquire


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        Letters written during a short residence in Sweden Norway and Denmark


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        A CURIOUS HIEROGLYPHICK BIBLE; or, Select Passages in the Old and New Testaments, represented with emblematical figures, for the amusement of youth: designed chiefly to familiarize tender Age, in a pleasing and diverting Manner, with early Ideas of the Holy Scriptures. To which are subjoined, a short Account of the Lives of the Evangelists, and other Pieces, illustrated with Cuts. The Thirteenth Edition.

      Wood-engraved frontispiece, [6], 136 pages. Illustrated throughout with wood-engravings. Original pictorial paper-covered boards. 12mo. Spine re-backed; couple of small blank corners missing; else a very good copy.

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        Elemens de chymie.

      Paris, Deterville, 1796. ____ Troisième édition, revue et augmentée de faits nouveaux et en particulier des informations sur le nitrate de potassium, la fabrication du savon et le tannage du cuir. "Chaptal's popular elementary textbook on chemistry in which he develops the general principles, pointing out their consequences and their applications. He adopts Lavoisier's oxygen theory which he found of great benefit in both theorical and practical chemistry. In this work he proposes that the name azote be changer to nitrogene. This is the somewhat revised and expanded third edition. New facts and applications of chemistry are added, especially information on potassium nitrate, the making of soap and the tanning of leather." Cole 256. Très bel exemplaire, très bien relié. *****. 3 volumes in-8. [197 X 122 mm] Collation : (2), XIV, (II), XV à XCII, 361 pp. / (4), 448 pp. / (4), 495, 16 pp. Basane racinée, dos très orné avec un fleuron d'urne, étiquette de titre rouge et de tomaison verte, tranches jaunes mouchetées. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Narrative of a Five Years Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam


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        Jacques le Fataliste et son maître

      First, posthumous, edition on Hollande paper. An entirely uncut copy with exceptional margins (130 x 210 mm). Later (probably 19th century) caramel paper boards, spines with double gilt fillets and title and volume labels of red and black morocco. Headpieces very slightly rubbed and a few occasional wormholes, but otherwise a very good copy.  The introductory text, To the Memory of Diderot, is by Jakob-Heinrich Meister, a friend of Necker and Frédéric Melchior Grimm's heir to the literary correspondence. The novel, in development from 1765 on, appeared in parts in this review from 1778 to 1780. The published version was nonetheless not definitive, since Diderot did not stop adding to it until his death and the work that was in 1771 125 pages long was 200 by 1778, 208 in 1780, and 287 in 1783. Nonetheless, the work, well before its French publication, was already known in Germany thanks to Schiller's translation (which appeared in 1787 in his review, Thalia). Following this version, Doray de Longrais produced a French version of the same story. In 1792, Germany gained access to the full version thanks to a new translation by Mylius. Finally, it was in 1796 that the original text was published in France from a copy most likely furnished by Grimm or Goethe.A superb, well-margined copy.  Chez Buisson à Paris An Cinquième de la République [1796] in-8 (130x210mm) (2f.) xxij ; 23-286pp. et (2f.) 320pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        THE HISTORY OF LITTLE GOODY TWO-SHOES; otherwise called Mrs Margery Two-Shoes. With the Means by which she acquired her Learning and Wisdom, and in Consequence thereof, her Estate. Set forth at large for the benefit of those Who, from a state of rags and care, And having shoes but half a pair, Their fortune and their fame would fix, And gallop in a coach and six. See the original Manuscript in the Vatican at Rome, and the Cuts by Michael Angelo; illustrated with the Comments of our great modern Critics. Price sixpence.

      [1-5] 6 -128 pages. Wood-engraved frontispiece and 32 woodcuts in the text. Bound in early 19th century dark green morocco gilt; marbled endpapers; silk marker. All edges gilt. Binding: 10.8 x 6.7 cm. Contained in a modern morocco-backed folding box. Binding little rubbed and worn and beginning to crack at upper joint; internally excellent. Rare.

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        LANDSHUT. - Karte., "Chaussee von München über Freising nach Landshuth" und "von München nach Landshut, Deggendorf, Regen und Zwiesel" (3x).

      4 altkol. Kupferstiche aus Riedl, 1796, je ca. 22 x 14,5 cm. Die vier Straßenkarten zeigen u.a. Garching, Moosburg, Deggendorf, Rinchnach, Wörth, Dingolfing, Plattling, Pförring. 31 und 4 Seiten Text. BAYERN, Landkarten, Niederbayern

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        Histoire abrégée des coquillages de mer, de leurs moeurs, et de leurs amours

      De l'Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres. First Edition Illustrated boards Conchology 21 printed in sepia, drawn and engraved by Gallien, containing multiple figures shells. A charming band of the same. Half sheepskin blonde then. Smooth back adorned with a piece of red morocco and gilded lace and jewels. Romantic version of a sea shell treated for the female, this treaty opens with a letter to women for education and scientific culture of the past. The book, whose chapters are bounded functions in different families shell (univalve, bivalve and multi-valve) is an inventory of knowledge and research on the subject. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! De l'Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres A Versailles 1796 - AN VI in-4 (18,5x25cm) (4) 202pp. relié

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        Aphroditographische Fragmente, zur genauern Kenntniss des Planeten Venus; sammt beygefügter Beschreibung des Lilienthalischen 27 füssigen Telescops, mit practischen Bemerkungen und Beobachtungen über die Grösse der Schöpfung

      Helmstedt: C. G. Fleckeisen, 1796. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. First Edition, Half leather, gilt spine rubbed, top spine chipped and frayed, edges bumped, page edges stained green, erased stamp and repairs to title page, ink inscription in old hand to first blank. 4to (263x212 mm); xvi, [1]-198 pp., 8 fold. plates; [3], 202-250, [2] pp. 2 fold. plates. Minor foxing to plates.Poggendorf II, 846 First Edition, exeedingly rare, no copy sold at auction in the past 40 years. 1796 veröffentlichte Schroeter ein Werk über die Venus, die Aphroditographischen Fragmente. Er hatte festgestellt, dass zwischen der geometrisch berechneten Phase der Venus und der tatsächlich beobachteten Phase systematische Unterschiede bestehen. Zunächst meinte Schroeter, dass diese Unregelmässigkeiten, wie beim Erdmond, auf Oberflächendetails, z. B. Gebirgszüge, zurückgehen. In einer 1803 veröffentlichten Arbeit über die Venusphase zum Zeitpunkt der Dichotomie (Halbvenus) folgerte er dann allerdings korrekt, dass es sich um Dämmerungseffekte in der Venusatmosphäre handelt. Daher wird diese Erscheinung heute allgemein nach der von Patrick Moore eingeführten Bezeichnung "Schroeter-Effekt" genannt. Der Effekt kann bereits mit kleinen Teleskop leicht als "Venushörner" beobachtet werden. Very Good.

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        Observations on the State of the Glocester Infirmary . . . Offered to the Consideration of the Special General Court Held on the 22d of November, 1796 [with] [Report of the Court in Response in August 1797 and a List of Contributions and Contributors]

      Printed [by] the President and Governors Present [and] N.p.. A rare example of the pioneering work of Paul, "typify[ing] the eighteenth-century justice at his best", complementing his efforts at prison and lunacy reform as inspired by the works of Blackstone, John Howard, and Cesare Beccaria. Original printed self wraps, reinforced, 64 11 12 pages, with the half-title; two copies of the first, one of the second, in ESTC in this country. Printed [by] the President and Governors Present [and] N.p., Gloucester?, 1796 & 97.

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        A Voyage to New South Wales; with a Description of the Country; The Manners, Customs, Religion, &c. of the Natives, in the Vicinity of Botany Bay. By George Barrington, now Superintendent of the Convicts at Paramatta [sic].

      Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas Dobson, 1796. Duodecimo, with 2-pp. publisher's advertisements;, with the half-title, in original American mottled sheep, unlettered spine ruled in gilt; front hinge starting, head of spine restored. Only the second work on Australia to be published in America. This first American edition of Barrington's Voyage, in appealing and characteristic contemporary condition, is very rare; two copies are recorded at the State Library of New South Wales (Mitchell and Dixson), while the National Library has Ferguson's copy and a fourth is to be found at Monash University.It is ironic that an essentially fraudulent work should prove to be a fundamental source for eighteenth-century American knowledge of the new settlement at Port Jackson. Eighteenth-century American voyage publications are generally acknowledged as rare: this is particularly interesting as one of only two accounts of New South Wales printed in the United States by 1800. The Philadelphia Barrington was preceded only by the exceptionally rare 1789 New York edition of Tench, of which only two copies are known, at the Mitchell and the National Library. The text embrowned and some scattered staining but a very good unsophisticated copy.

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        Lieder geselliger Freunde

      Erste Auflage. Gerhard Fleischer, Lpz., 1796. XVI/119 Seiten mit 50 gefalteten, lithographischen Tafeln sowie einem lithographischen Frontispiz nach von Schnorr, Halbleder der Zeit (etwas berieben und bestossen/gering stockfleckig/einige wenige Tafeln mit Knitterspuren)

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        Révolutions de l'Inde pendant le dix-huitième siècle; ou mémoires de Typoo-Zaeb, sultan du Maissour

      Chez George Bridel. First edition, rare.Pleine Sheepskin marbled time. Back smooth decorated. Pieces of red morocco title and volume numbers in black morocco. Caps head threadbare. Parts very rubbed titles with gaps. Some corners bumped. A wetting at the right margin at the corner on the first ten pages of the first tome.Histoire, geography and customs of Hindustan, ie the Mogul empire stretching from the Himalayas in the north to the peninsula of Malabar and Coromandel on the south by the Sultan of one of the provinces of this nation. Fantin-Desodoards assured, initially accompanied by Mirabeau, translation and formatting for editing. The book contains a lot of valuable information, it is cut into thin varied chapters, including the Dutch counters, Portuguese, and jeopardizes the English in Hindustan. These memories should have appeared in 1784, as they were led by a delegation in order to inform the French about the situation of this country, but the Revolution and events in France delayed the publication. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez George Bridel à Paris 1796 in-8 (12,5x20cm) xvj, 382pp. et (4) 358pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Viaggi dalla china alla costa nord ovest d'America fatti negli anni 1788 dal Capitano G. Meares. Secunda Edizione Italiana corretta ed accresciuta, coll'aggiunta di uno estratto de' Viaggi di Milord Mackartney.

      Napoli (Naples): Presso Giuseppe Policarpo Merande. Luigi Coltellini, 1796. 4 volumes. [2]+3+[1 blank]+261 pages with frontispiece, four plates and index; [2]+238 pages with three plates (one folding), two maps and index; [2]+220 pages with large foldout map of the pacific and North West Coast of America, one folding plate, geographical vocabulary and index; [2]+252 pages with four maps, two folding plates, maritime vocabulary and index. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in contemporary quarter black leather with gilt lettering and decoration to spine over marbled boards. (Howes M 471) Second Italian edition.John Meares was a navigator, explorer, and maritime fur trader.Meares undertook his first voyage to the northwest coast of North America in 1786, sailing from Calcutta (India) in charge of two trading ships, the Nootka, under his own command, and the Sea Otter, under William Tipping. Meares may have been the principal owner of the Bengal Fur Company, the firm that organized the expedition; he was certainly its guiding spirit. He traded in Alaskan waters and wintered in Prince William Sound, where 23 of his crew died of scurvy. In May 1787 captains Nathaniel Portlock and George Dixon found him there, his ships trapped in the ice. Though captured, in effect, by Portlock and Dixon, Meares was released on bond with the understanding that he would sail directly for Macao and not return to the northwest coast. In January 1788 Meares again sailed for the northwest coast, reaching Nootka Sound in May in the Feliz Aventureira, accompanied by the Efigenia Nubianaunder the command of William Douglas. Meares sailed under the Portuguese flag, a device that allowed him to trade freely at Macao (a Portuguese possession) and pay lower customs duties at Canton. At Canton during the winter of 1788–89 Meares and his associates formed a partnership with the King George's Sound Company, calling the new concern the Associated Merchants Trading to the Northwest Coast of America. To represent the new firm Meares sent James Colnett, with the Argonaut and the Princess Royal, to join the Efigenia and the North West America in trade on the coast. Early in 1789 a force of Spaniards under Esteban José Martínez was sent to establish a post at Nootka Sound in order to protect Spanish claims to the area. Between mid May and mid July Martinez seized all four Associated Merchants' vessels, contending that foreign ships were violating Spanish rights of trade and navigation on the coast and in adjacent seas. When news of the seizures reached Meares in China he sailed to England where, on 30 April 1790, he submitted his Memorial on the capture of British vessels at Nootka to the Home secretary, William Wyndham Grenville. In his statement Meares exaggerated the permanence of the British settlement in the sound and the losses sustained by the Associated Merchants. But anti-Spanish sentiment ran high, and the British cabinet at the height of the Nootka crisis announced the outfitting of a large fleet. Under this coercion Spain agreed to the terms eventually announced in the Nootka Convention of 28 Oct. 1790 (revised in 1793 and 1794), whereby British rights to the trade at Nootka and to navigation in the Pacific were acknowledged. Widespread interest in the maritime fur trade and the northwest coast led Meares to bring forth in 1790 his pretentious Voyages made in the years 1788 and 1789, from China to the north west coast, which magnified the author's accomplishments in discovery and trade at the expense of others, including Dixon, who had aided Meares at Prince William Sound in 1787.Condition:Moderate rubbing and extremity wear, corners bumped. Edges speckled. Light scattered foxing, heavier on preliminary and terminal sheets. Volume I has small tear on lower corner of pages 31-32, damp-staining on pages 157-168. Volume III has damp-staining on lower margins on pages 197-220. A very good set.

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        Near Currah, On the River Ganges.

      Near Currah, On the River Ganges. Original framed aquatint with hand-colouring by Thomas Daniell, plate number 21 from Oriental Scenery, published as the Act directs by Robert Bowyer, at the Historic Gallery, Pall Mall, London, November, 1796. 475 x 615 mm.

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        Camilla: or, A picture of youth. By the author of Evelina and Cecilia. 5 vols.

      Printed for T. Payne. 1796 xlviii, 390, [1, ad. & colophon], [1, blank]; [4], 432; [4], 468; [4], 432; [4], 556 pp. 12mo. Some sl. occasional foxing & light browning, clean tears to B7, G9 Vol. I, marginal repair to verso of D3, tear to one letter of catchword to H1 & to blank lower corner of final leaf Vol. II. Clean tear to H8 Vol. III, & with sl. loss of text to I5, with loss not affecting text to Q6. Sl. marginal tears to B9 & 10 Vol. IV, and not affecting text to H12 & K2. Tear without loss to D10, X10 & Y10 Vol. V. Expertly rebound in quarter sprinkled calf, double gilt ruled bands, red morocco labels, marbled boards, vellum tips, fresh contemporary endpapers & pastedowns. Generally a v.g. clean set.ESTC T144705. First edition. The appearance of Jane Austen's name among the list of subscribers marks the beginning of her literary career, and is thought to be the first time her name appears in print; it may be the only time, as her own novels were all published anonymously. Tradition has it that Jane Austen was dependent on her father for the guinea fee, but news of the subscription probably came through her maternal relations. The vicar at Great Bookham, where Burney completed the novel, was the Revd Samuel Cooke, Jane Austen's godfather, whose wife Cassandra, née Leigh, was a cousin of Jane Austen's mother, also born Cassandra Leigh. (P. Garside, Subscribing Fiction in Britain, 1780-1829

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        Ueber das Organ der Seele.

      Königsberg: Friedrich Nicolovius, 1796. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to (247 x 210 mm). [8] 86 [2] pp. Signatures: ?4 A-K4 L2 ?2, 48 leaves. Errata on final leaf ?2r. 3 engraved plates, the first signed 'Koeck delineavit, Soemmering direxit, Lud. Schmidt scups' (the other two with the engraver's signature only), numbered Tab I, Tab I (an outline of the previous plate) and Tab II. 20th century quarter calf over marbled boards, spine titled in gilt (little rubbed, corners bumped). Text only little browned, title-page a bit soiled, browned and spotted; light dampstains to lower corner of first and final leaves and plates, foxing to final plate and final leaf. Provenance: Walter Pagel library (ownership label to front pastedown), autograph letter from Walther Riese to Walter Pagel and xerox copy of article by Riese about this work loosely inserted*. ----Norman 1973; NLM/Blake, p. 424; Choulant-Frank p. 306; Warda, Kant, 159. FIRST EDITION. Soemmerring held to the ancient notion that the cerebral cavities were the seat of the soul. His investigation in support of this hypothesis advanced our knowledge of the anatomy of the brain and provoked important philosophical discussion. "The effect of Soemmerring's publication was sensational. But it also provoked much criticsm. It was openly rejected by others. What the profession had to say was of minor importance when compared with the comments made by two of Soemmerring's greatest contemporaries: Goethe and Kant. The work was dedicated to Kant" (Riese, p.314). Soemmerring corresponded with Kant before the publication of the book and invited him to write a response to his work. Kant's 'Bemerkungen zu Soemmerring's Ueber das Organ der Seele' were appended to a letter to Soemmering, 10 August 1795, and first printed here on pp. 81-86. Tab I is "the first correct picture of the mesial aspect of the cerebral hemispheres, a sagittal section, showing the ventricular system and its walls" (Riese, p. 312). According to Choulant it was still the best available in 1852, though Riese says that it falls far short of modern illustrations. Tab II "represents the fourth ventricle of the brain opened from above and from behind" (Choulant). The plates were drawn by Christian Koeck (1759-1825), trained by Soemmering as a scientific draughtsman. Tab I is followed by an outline plate, also labeled as Tab I; Tab II has the shaded and outline images one above the other. The outlines are keyed to the printed captions on the last leaf of letterpress. *Laid in is a long autograph letter from Walther Riese to Pagel ('Mein Lieber Walter (ohne H.) Pagel...') dated 10 March 1966 and referring to Riese's article on the book (present as a xeroxcopy). Walther Riese, The 150 th anniversary of S. T. Soemmerring's Organ of the Soul. The reaction of his contemporaries and its significance today, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 20 (1946) pp. 310-321. (R. Gaskell, Books from the Library of Walter Pagel, Pt. II, 173). Very Good.

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        The Gamester... The Story of Poor Tricket the Gamester...

      London and Bath: J. Marshall, R. White, S. Hazard, 1796. Octavo chapbook, 16 pp., with a woodcut on the title; stitched as issued. A rare transportation chapbook in particularly good condition. This moral tale shows how a life of gambling and dissipation ends in transportation: 'The fear of death at first made even Botany Bay appear a deliverance, but when he was to depart thither, bitter indeed, was the affliction of his faithful wife... 'One of the so-called "Cheap Repository" of moral tales, a series begun by Hannah More in March 1795. More contributed some fifty tales in all, but many others were written by friends and colleagues from her circle. Although some titles had overtly political overtones, most were simpler morality tales, encouraging sobriety and piety. As Susan Pedersen has pointed out, the tales were issued to combat the more lurid fare traditionally sold by hawkers. In The Gamester, 'Gambling leads to poverty, family tragedy, crime and death, and the author of "The story of Poor Tricket, The Gamester" moralizes, "Let every reader lay to heart the dreadful consequences of gambling; for, by first bringing a man to want, it will harden his heart even against his most beloved wife and children... ' (Susan Pedersen, 'Hannah More Meets Simple Simon: Tracts, Chapbooks, and Popular Culture in Late Eighteenth-Century England,' The Journal of British Studies, January, 1986).This particular tale is unusual in having the protagonist transported: most ne'er-do-wells in the Moral Repository universe end in prison or on the gallows, although they are occasionally struck down by lightning. Eighteenth-century accounts of transportation to Botany Bay printed in such an ephemeral form are particularly elusive.

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        Introduction à l'analyse infinitésimale. Traduite du latin. avec des notes par J.B. Labey.

      Paris, Barrois, 1796. ____ Première édition en français complète. (Une traduction du premier volume seulement a été publiée en 1786). Cet ouvrage fondamental dans l'histoire des mathématiques a paru pour la première fois en latin de 1748. Reliures un peu frottées, une auréole d'humidité en coin des premiers feuillets du premier volume, mais bon exemplaire. ***** First French edition. (A translation of the the first volume only was published in 1786). The first translation into English was that by John D. Blanton, published in 1988. Printing and the Mind of Man 196 : "In his 'Introduction to Mathematical Analysis' Euler did for modern anlysis what Euclid had done for ancient geometry. It contains an exposition of algebra, trigonometry and analytical geometry, both plane and solid, a definition of logarithms as exponents, and important contributions to the theory of equations. He evolved the modern exponential treatment of logarithms, including the fact that each number has an infinity of natural logarithms. In the early chapters there appears for the first time the definition of mathematical function, one of the fundamental concepts of modern mathematics." 2 volumes in-4. Collation : (2), XIV, (2), 364 pp., un tableau dépliant / (8), 424 pp. 16 planches dépliantes. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, étiquettes rouges et vertes, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Le roman comique

      De l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune, chez Janet et Hubert. First printing of this famous edition illustrated by Barber, whose figures were engraved under his leadership. 1 portrait of the author as a frontispiece by Le Mire and 15 pretty faces out text from the drawings of the glossy green morocco Barbier.Plein fir signed Ramage (London) in late nineteenth. Spine ribbed Jansenist. Internal threads. Gilt edges. A little a bit darker at the top of the upper flat area, maybe a slight color difference due to the leather itself. Superb copy, perfectly prepared, very frais.Etiquette library Garnier-Bardoul. Bookplate inconnu.Belle edition of this famous picaresque novel in French, mixing satire of manners and burlesque situations. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! De l'imprimerie de Didot Jeune, chez Janet et Hubert à Paris 1796 3 tomes en un Vol. in 8 (13,5x21cm) VII, 277pp. et VIII, 252pp. et XIII,196pp. relié

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      Giovanni Rossi, 1796. Buon es.

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      London: Printed by T Bensley for G Nicol 1796 - 4¡ (28 x 23.5 cm / 11 x 9 inches): Collation Complete Ð [1, Title], iv (Preface), [6, List of Subscirbers], 149 pp.(p. 18 blnak as issued), with 2 aquatint vingnettes within text, 62 pp. (Appendix), plus 2 maps, proteced by tissue guards, interleaved through text, bound in contemporary half-calf over boards, elaborate gilt tooling to spine (Very Good, internally very bright and crisp, binding a little battered with some chipping and surface loss to spine and extremeities, hinges a little cracked, but still holding firm). A rare and excellent work on the British campaign in Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Lucia during the French Revolutionary War, written by Reverend Cooper Williams, a participant in the expedition and a noted artist and travel writer. This excellent work is the most readable and pleasing published account of the British mission to invade and conquer the wealthy French West Indian islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Lucia, which occurred in 1794, during the French Revolutionary War. Extraordinarily, the endeavour was carried out as joint project between Britain and local French Royalists, who mutually considered the French Jacobin regime to be a global terror without equal. While the mission succeeded in taking all three islands, Guadeloupe and St. Lucia were soon thereafter re-conquered by the French Revolutionaries. The account was written by Reverend Cooper Williams, a military chaplain, who was a participant in the mission. Willyams was a talented writer, whose fluid prose captures all of the excitement of a dramatic adventure in exotic, tropical lands. A skilled artist and draftsman, Willyams also had a hand in drafting the workÕs two maps, as well as the pair of magnificent vignettes that appear within the text. The Map of the Island of Martinique for an Account of the Expedition against the French West India Islands, by the Revd. Copper Willyams A.M. (located between pp. 18 & 19), while based on Thomas JefferysÕ popular template, is custom adapted to the present work, featuring much added military information, such as the locations of numerous French batteries and forts, plus notes on the movements of the British invasion force. Additionally, it .SEE OUR WEB-SITE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION. References: Beineke, Lesser Antilles, no. 486; Ragatz, no. 780; Sabin, no.104563.

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        A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary: containing an explanation of the terms, and an account of the several subjects, comprized under the heads mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy both natural and experimental: ... 2 vols. 4to.

      Printed by J. Davis, for J.Johnson ...; and G.G. and J. Robinson, ... 1796/1795 Vol. II does not have the printer's name on titlepage; both vols bound without half titles. (iii)-viii, 650; (iii)-(iv), 756pp. 37 plates in all which complies with most copies recorded; ESTC suggests 'number of plates ... may vary'. Two plates are numbered 'XXIII' but no plate 'XXXIII'; plate II is inverted in binding, several plates bound out of order. Contemp. tree calf; some rubbing to corners, excellently rebacked, labels.ESTC T53069 indicates most copies have both vols apparently dated 1796; N61491 both vols dated 1795. The book was issued in parts 1795-96. Charles Hutton, 1737-1823, Newcastle mathematician and teacher; professor of mathematics at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich from 1773 to 1807.

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        Exposition du Systeme du Monde.

      Paris: Impremerie du Cercle-Social, 1796. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (199x123 mm). 314, [2]; 312, [4] pp. including half titles. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt, some browning and spotting. A fine copy. ----Sparrow 123; Houzeau & Lancaster 8940 - First edition of one of the most brilliant and successful popularizations of science ever composed. "In the sixth, and last, chapter of Book V, Laplace introduced a speculation on the origin of the solar system and another on the nature of the universe beyond its confines... The former speculation, which has quite generally come to be misnamed the nebulous hypothesis, was presented with the "misgivings" [défiance] that anything should arouse that is in no way the product of observation or calculation... If we were to find a phrase that would characterize what Laplace had in mind... it would not be 'nebular hypothesis'. It would be 'atmospheric hypothesis'. And if, further, we were to identify the context in which he raised the question at all, it would not be the evolution of history of nature. It would be the probability of cause" (DSB Suppl. I, 344). Laplace merits one of the longest articles in DSB and a 5-page section in it devoted to The System of the World was specially commissioned from Dr C.A. Whitney. A pair of errata leaves was added to very few copies, but are omitted from this copy. Very Good.

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        Voyage de F Le Vaillant dans lIntandeacuterieur de lAfrique


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         Voyages au Japon par le Cap de Bonne-Espérance, les îles de la Sonde, &c. Traduits, rédigés et augmentés de notes considérables sur la religion, le gouvernement, le commerce, l'industrie et les langues... particulièrement sur le Javan et le Malai par L. Langlès, conservateur des manuscrits orientaux de la Bibliothèque Nationale, et professeur de Persan, de Tatar-Mantchou, &t... et revus, quant à la partie d'histoire naturelle, par J. B. Lamarck, professeur ... au Museum national d'histoire naturelle

      Paris, Benoît Dandré, Garnery, Obré, an IV-1796, 4 vol. in 8°, de 2ff. LXIV 417pp. 1 portrait et une planche gravée h.t. et une vignette in t., VIII-1f. 430pp. 4 planches gravées, VIII-445pp. 4 planches gravées, et XII-462pp. 19 planches gravées certaines se dépl, soit en tout un portrait et 28 planches gravées, pl. veau porphyre époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. verte, encadrement de dentelle dorée sur les plats, tr. marbrées, qq. rares brunissures en marge sinon bel exemplaire. Une des premières sources sur le Japon. Carl-Peter Thunberg (1743-1828) naturaliste, botaniste et explorateur suédois, fut l'un des élèves de Carl von Linné. Son séjour au Japon et ses observations durèrent quinze mois. Il quitte la Suède en 1771, comme médecin à bord d'un navire de la Compagnie hollandaise des Indes orientales. Après une escale de trois ans au Cap dans la colonie hollandaise pour se familiariser avec la langue afin de se faire passer pour un Hollandais au Japon, puisqu'ils étaient les seuls étrangers à pouvoir y entrer. Il résida ainsi au comptoir hollandais de Dejima, une île artificielle dans le port de Nagasaki. De retour en Suède, grâce au succès de son ouvrage, il succéda à Linné à l'Université d'Uppsala, jusqu'à sa propre mort en 1828. C'est avant tout un observateur précis à la méthode rigoureuse. Durant son séjour africain, il fit plusieurs expéditions à l'intérieur des terres, afin de collecter des spécimens de plantes et d'animaux. Le 1er volume contient des observations sur les Hottentots. Le 2e volume contient la suite du voyage le long de la côte Est de l'Afrique, et les étapes à Java, Batavia, l'arrivée au Japon et à Nagasaki. Là il parvint à conduire quelques recherches botaniques. Il négocia en particulier l'échange de connaissances de médecine occidentale contre des spécimens végétaux. En 1776, il accompagna le directeur de la colonie hollandaise lors d'une visite au Shogun à Edo (Tokyo) et en profita pour herboriser. Cette visite figure dans le 3e volume qui est consacré au commerce entre la Chine et le Japon. Le 4e volume aborde les coutumes, les armes, l'agriculture, les arts et sciences, les manufactures, l'architecture, l'astronomie, la chimie, la législation, l'histoire, l'art militaire, la musique, la médecine, la navigation. ¶ Cordier Biblio. Japonica p.447 - Boucher de la Richarderie V, p.234-262 - Gay 3151 - Chadenat 1763.

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        Viaggi dalla China alla costa Nord-Ovest d'America fatti negli anni 1788 e 1789

      Florence: Giovacchino Pagani, 1796. Four volumes octavo, with 18 plates, maps and charts, some of them folding; original Italian half blue-green roan and glazed boards, flat spines banded and lettered in gilt; a very attractive set. First Italian version, one of two editions published in the same year (the other was published in Naples). This attractive copy, once in the library of the Pacific Union Club in San Francisco, was sold by Warren Howell in the 1970s. The charming engravings here, redone for this edition by a Florentine artist, include two of Hawaiian subjects and the text describes two important, early visits to the islands in 1787 and 1788. 'This is one of the early and fundamental books on the Northwest coast of America in general and on Alaska in particular. In addition to his voyages from China to America in 1788 and 1789, which form the principal part of this work, Captain Meares describes his earlier voyage to the Northwest coast from Bengal, which took place in 1786 and 1787... This work, profusely illustrated and with many valuable historical documents appended to the main narrative, is of great importance in the study of early trading in furs originating on the Northwest coast and of a serious conflict between the English and the Spaniards in this connection... ' (Lada-Mocarski, of the English edition).'John Meares was sent out in 1796 from Calcutta, by a group of merchants, to enter into the fur trade of the Northwest coast of America. Establishing himself at Nootka Sound and flying the British flag, he built the first vessel to be launched in northern waters, made important discoveries, and explored the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The discoveries by Meares were part of the basis for the claim of Great Britain to Oregon. Competition with the Spanish almost caused war between the two countries and the struggle became known as the Nootka controversy. The Spanish seizure of his ships led to the convention by which the Spanish claims to any northern territory were finally disallowed. This important narrative gives a very full account of the Indian nations of Northwest America, describing their villages, languages, manners and customs. It also contains a separate account of the voyage of the Iphigenia, commanded by Captain William Douglas, which visited the Sandwich Islands and Nootka Sound... ' (Hill).

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        [Op. 4]. Grand Quintetto per due Violini, due Viole, e Violoncello. [Set of parts]

      Vienne: [Artaria e] Comp. [PN] 627, [after 1796]. Folio. Sewn. [1] (title), 2-11, [i] (blank); 8, [ii] (blank); 7, [i] (blank); 7, [i] (blank), 7, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Watermark incorporating a star within a shield. Moderately worn and soiled; some light foxing, heavier to title of first violin part. First violin part with old paper reinforcement to spine. Portion of imprint removed from title. First Edition, later issue. Kinsky-Halm p. 12 (first issue). Weinhold/Dorfmüller p. 256. Hirsch IV, 241. For other issues see Hoboken 2, 27-30. In the first issue the opus number is printed as "IV" and the price "f2." In the present issue "4" appears in manuscript and there is no printed price. In addition, the number "11-1/2B" is printed at the foot of the first page of music in the "Violino Primo" part, most probably a printer's notation referring to the number of sheets required to print the part. Opus 4 is an original work, drawing on material from Beethoven's then-unpublished Octet for Winds (op. 103), "... with revisions sufficient to warrant calling it a new composition." Solomon: Beethoven, p. 102. "At some time before February 1791, probably when he was composing the C major Piano Sonata, Op. 2, no. 3, with its closely related opening theme, Beethoven re-cast the Octet (op. 103) as a String Quintet, Op. 4, and comparison of the two versions shows considerable light on his development as an instrumental composer during those four important formative years... The Quintet is by no means an arrangement of the Octet; unlike Mozart's parallel recasting of his Octet for the same combination of instruments (K.388) as a String Quintet (K.406), it is in many respects a new work. Everything has become more plastic; stiff formulae are softened; the texture is lightened in weight but enriched by polyphony and the devices of 'obbligato accompaniment'. The harmony, too, has become richer... Structurally everything is worked out in the Quintet on lines that are at the same time broader and subtler: the exposition of the first movement of the Quintet is 88 bars long as compared with the 69 of the Octet, the development 77 as compared with 56. The sixteen-bar periods that open minuet and trio of the Octet are expanded to 22 and 24 bars respectively in the Quintet, and the structure becomes much clearer, less fussy... All in all, it is hardly an exaggeration to say that the difference between Octet and Quintet represents the whole difference between the "al fresco," serenade music that was just going out of fashion and the new finely wrought quartet style of late Haydn with its 'openwork texture,' its so called 'durchbrochene Arbeit' ". Gerald Abraham in The New Oxford History of Music Vol. VIII: The Age of Beethoven 1790-1830, p. 260. The autograph of the work is untraced.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians]
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      1796. Carta della Lombardia. Cartiglio con il titolo e minuziosa piantina del castello Sforzesco di Milano. Coloritura coeva

      [Bookseller: Libreria Trippini Sergio]
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        Herrn von Büffons Naturgeschichte der Vögel / Aus dem Französischen übersetzt, mit Anmerkungen, Zusätzen und vielen Kupfern vermehrt, durch Bernhard Christian Otto, der W. und A. Doctor, Professor der Arzneywissenschaft zu Frankfurt an der Oder. Hier nur Bände 23 und 24 in einem Band.

      Buchhandlung des Commerzien-Raths Pauli, Berlin 1796 - Berlin, Buchhandlung des Commerzien-Raths Pauli 1796. 19,7 x 12,2 cm (Oktav). Koloriertes Frontispiz, VIII, 318 Seiten und 82 (statt 83) kolorierte Kupferstichtafeln. VIII, 296 Seiten und 73 kolorierte Kupferstichtafeln. Mit jeweils einer (in beiden Bänden identischen) kolorierten Titelvignette. Halbleder der Zeit mit goldenem Rückentitel und etwas Rückenvergoldung, mit Rotschnitt und farbig bedruckten Vorsätzen. Rücken und Kanten etwas berieben. Vorderer Vorsatz etwas beschabt (wohl durch Entfernen eines Exlibris). Stempel auf Titel in Band 23 (Königliche Realschule Kaufbeuren). Frontispiz und Titel in Band 23 ein wenig fingerfleckig und knittrig, sonst sehr gut und sauber. In Band 23 fehlt die Tafel Nummer 70 (Der Bartvogel mit gelblichem Gesichte). Ebenso fehlen die Tafeln 9 und 84, die, laut Anmerkungen im Tafelverzeichnis, nachgeliefert werden sollten, "sobald man den Gerini haben kann". Bei den im Tafelverzeichnis aufgeführten Tafeln 86 bis 88 handelte es sich um Nachlieferungen für frühere Bände. Diese drei Tafeln sind hier nicht vorhanden, gehören ja aber auch nicht dazu. In Band 24 fehlt Tafel 70 ("bleibt ausgesetzt, bis der Verleger Genera of Birds haben kann"). Die im Verzeichnis aufgeführte Tafel 73 (Der Schnabel des breitschnäbligten Todus) ist auf Kupfertafel 71 mit abgebildet, es handelt sich hierbei also nicht um ein eigenes Blatt (siehe auch Beschreibung der StaBi Berlin im KVK). Die insgesamt drei Tafeln, die nachgeliefert werden sollten, fehlen offenbar in den allermeisten, wenn nicht gar allen Exemplaren (siehe die über KVK nachweisbaren detailliert kollationierten Exemplare, so z.B. die der StaBi Berlin). In Band 23 sind neben anderen hauptsächlich Spechte und Bartvögel, in Band 24 Eisvögel und andere abgebildet. Kolorierte Exemplare der Buffon'schen Vögel sind wesentlich seltener anzutreffen als schwarz-weiße. Sprache: Deutsch Rücken und Kanten etwas berieben. Vorderer Vorsatz etwas beschabt (wohl durch Entfernen eines Exlibris). Stempel auf Titel in Band 23 (Königliche Realschule Kaufbeuren). Frontispiz und Titel in Band 23 ein wenig fingerfleckig und knittrig, sonst sehr gut und sauber.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Roland Gögler]
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