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        DEL ORIGEN Y REGLAS DE LA MUSICA (TOMO 2)

      Madrid. 1796. Tomo 2. 20X12. 255Pág+17 Bellas Láminas. Contiene la historia de sus progresos,decadencia y restauración de la Música. Escrita por Abate Don Antonio Eximeno. Trad. de Francisco Antonio Gutiérrez. Raríssimo ejemplar. Ref 1.6 Biblioteca A

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        The Rural Economy of the West of England: including Devonshire; and Parts of Somersetshire, Dorsetshire, and Cornwall. Together with Minutes in Practice

      - Double-page frontis. map. 1 p.l., xxxiv, 332 pp.; xxiv, 358, [3] pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. mottled calf, floral fillet round sides, flat spines gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. London: G. Nicol et al., 1796. First edition and a lovely set of the penultimate survey undertaken by Marshall of the farming practices of six different regions of England. "Modern agricultural historians have generally held that Marshall's works on English farming are superior to those of his rival, Arthur Young, as they are more systematically arranged and based on a more thorough knowledge of a district by personal residence there. Unlike Young, Marshall was cautious about experimentation, preferring rather to advocate the best practices approved by experienced farmers. On the other hand, he lacked Young's pithy and more readable style, and acquired fewer close contacts with the leading farming figures of the time. Marshall's career, indeed, suffered in some degree from his native bluntness and acid tongue, his pride, and his sensibility to slights. Nevertheless, from the independence of his views arose his remarkably early support for agricultural education, and his belief in the necessity of studying agriculture on a regional basis, both of which were ideas well before their time."-ODNB. Fine set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Panthéon ou les figures de la fable avec leurs historiques.

      Paris 1796 - in-8, 157 pp, 24 planches, papier teinté. teliure en demi-veau, dos à nerfs, orné, étiquette noire.Très bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Shaver's New Sermon for the Fast Day. Respectfully inscribed to the Rev. and laborious clergy of the Church of England, by their humble servant, Pasquin Shaveblock, Esq. Shaver extraordinary

      New York: S. Hand and H. Garson, 1796. 12mo. 23, [1] pp. Crude title-page woodcut vignette, with caption: "I'll shave 'em like a punish'd soldier, DRY. No killing Swine shall make a sweeter cry." Collation: [A]6 B6. Complete. Modern sympathetic wrappers. Lightly toned, but the paper stock strong. Evidence of tape stain in two gutter margins. Early American imprint of a fake "Sermon for the Fast" which ridicules clerical, legal, political, and military "shavers." The text was attributed by Evans to John Macgowan, author of several works issued under the pseudonyms of "The Shaver" and "Pasquin Shaveblock." But Macgowan could not have written the present work as he had died in 1780, and the pamphlet first appeared in London in 1795. Furthermore, on the verso of the title-page are two "Testimonies in Favor of this Sermon," both of which were published fifteen years after Magowan's death. The one from the "Monthly Review" (1795, vol. XVI, no. 7, p. 357) reads in part: "This title-page needs little comment. The dullest reader will instantly perceive that this barber lathers with irony, and means to shave off all public fast-days with the razor of ridicule. The war, the administration, the clergy, -- all come in for a close-trimming; and the operation will be pronounced good-fun at the Goose and Grid-iron in St. Paul?s Church-yard, the Crown in Bow-lane, and the Bear in Bow-street. -- The text is: 'Take unto thee a Barber?s razor' (Ezek. V,1)." This is the very copy that first appeared in the 1978 MS Rare Books Catalogue 20 (item 413). Since that time only one other has been on the market (Sotheby's London, 28 January 1986, lot 60). Evans 30723.

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        A TREATISE ON THE IMPROVEMENT OF CANAL NAVIGATION; EXHIBITING THE NUMEROUS ADVANTAGES TO BE DERIVED FROM SMALL CANALS...WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE MACHINERY FOR FACILITATING CONVEYANCE BY WATER THROUGH THE MOST MOUNTAINOUS COUNTRIES, INDEPENDENT OF LOCKS AND AQUEDUCTS...

      London, 1796. xvi,144pp. plus seventeen plates (without the leaves of advertisements called for by Howes). Quarto. Original boards. Spine chipped. Hinges cracked, with old glue repairs. Internally quite clean. Overall just about very good. In a half green morocco clamshell box. First edition, the state with text ("Addition") on p.144. Fulton was a skilled artist, inventor, and civil engineer. A native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, he spent twenty years in England developing his talents and inventions. His chief work was in the design of canal systems, so important to commercial activity in 19th- century America, and in the development of steamboats. The engraved plates for Fulton's ...TREATISE... are after original drawings executed by the author himself. They represent mechanical designs and boats to show "the numerous advantages to be derived from small canals." "He signed himself [on the titlepage of this work] 'Robert Fulton, Civil Engineer,' which was the first formal announcement of his new occupation. Copies of this treatise were sent to Gen. Washington and the governor of Pennsylvania. It not only dealt with the practical contrivances for canals and the technicalities of his own inventions, but also contained complete and accurate computations of all construction and operating costs. It contained, too, much prophecy in regard to the economic and political advantages which would accrue to nations adopting great inland systems of canals" - DAB. HOWES F418. SABIN 26201. ESTC T101123. DAB VII, pp.68-72.

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        Was hat die heutige Arzneykunde von den Bemühungen einiger Naturforscher und Aerzte seit einem halben Jahrhunderte in Rücksicht einer zweckmässigen Anwendung der Elektricität auf Kranke gewonnen? Beantwortet am 28. März in einer öffentlichen Versammlung der churfl. baierischen Akademie der Wissenschaften an Ihrer hohen Stiftungsfeyer

      79 pp. Small 4to, orig. fine sheep (lower cover a little wormed), arms in gilt of the Elector of Bavaria, Maximilian I on upper cover, gilt border round sides, a.e.g. Munich: J. Lindauer, 1796. First edition of this scarce survey of the developments which had taken place in the previous fifty years in the application of electricity to medicine. Imhof (1758-1817), a member of the Saint Augustine order and of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences, was professor of physics and mathematics at Munich and ducal librarian. He wrote a number of books on electricity, chemistry, and mathematics. In the present work, Imhof describes the advances in medical electricity made by many of the great physicists of the 18th century, including Musschenbroek, Watson, Cavallo, Bertholon, Galvani, Volta, and many others (including little-known scientists). A very pretty copy from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. ❧ Poggendorff, I, 1169. Ronalds 254. Not in Wheeler Gift Cat. Presentation letter laid-in to the Duke of Bavaria.

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        Vollständige Geschichte meiner Verfolgungen und meiner Leiden. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des deutschen Aristokratism. Nebst Thatsachen zur Regierung des jezzigen Churfürsten von Maynz, und politischen Wahrheiten. 222 S. (recte 206; 177-192 übersprungen). Guter Halblederbd um 1900 im Stil d. Z. mit Rückenvergoldung und 2 farb. Rückenschildern

      Amsterdam (d. i. Hamburg, Villaume), 1796. - Seltene erste Ausgabe von Rebmanns politischem Glaubensbekenntnis, in dem er sich entschieden für eine republikanische Verfassung ausspricht, die bereits viele heutige Verfassungsgrundsätze vorwegnimmt wie Gewaltenteilung, Öffentlichkeit oder parlamentarische Kontrolle (nach Stephan). Eingehende Auseinandersetzung mit den politischen Gegnern. "Ausführliche Darstellung der Verfolgung Rebmanns, eingebettet in ausführliche biographische Bemerkungen im Rahmen der Reflexion der Entwicklung der Französischen Revolution und ihrer Auswirkungen auf Deutschland. Erste Darstellung der Reise durch Holland und politisches Glaubensbekenntnis" (Kawa). Auslöser für Rebmanns Verfolgung waren die Angriffe in der 'Eudämonia', worauf der Kurfürst von Mainz den Buchhändler und Verleger Vollmer verhaften ließ. Rebmann, der mit diesem zusammengearbeitet hatte, entschloss sich zur Flucht. "Man will meinen Kopf. Nackt und bloß bin ich den Henkern entkommen, die mich mit Kavallerie und Infanterie suchen. Mein Verbrechen nennt man Hochverrat, weil ich frei und kühn sprach. Ich schreibe Ihnen dies unter dem Altar eine Dorfkirche, wo ich mich verkrochen habe . Sollte ich erwischt werden, so fällt mein Kopf" (Brief Rebmanns nach H. Voegt). In die Darstellung seiner Verfolgung eingebettet sind ausführliche biographische Bemerkungen, Reflexionen über die Rückwirkungen der Französischen Revolution auf Deutschland, hanebüchene Beispiele für Zensur und Presseunterdrückung auch durch den "doppelzüngigen Dalberg", sowie erste Erfahrungen von seiner Reise durch Holland. – Frisches Exemplar mit nur gelegentlichen Stockflecken. – Goed. V 547, 6, 9. Kawa 28. Borst 767. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Anthologia Persica, seu selecta e diversis Persis auctoribus exempla in latinum translata. Ac Mariae Theresiae Augustae honoribus dicta a caesarea regia lingarum orientalium academia anno salutis MDCCLXVIII.

      Mit 1 gest. Titel u. 3 gest. Vignetten von J. Schmutzer. Pappband d. Zeit m. Titelrückenschild. 27x22 cm. - Ebd. berieben, randgebräunt u. etw. fleckig, hinterer Ebd.deckel am oberen Rand m. kleiner Beschädigung, Buchecken u. -kanten bestoßen, Buchrücken beschädigt, Vorsatz m. Besitzervermerk und Datierung von alter Hand "Dan. Stapfer 1796", möglicherweise vom 2. Pfarrer am Münster in Bern, wenige S. etw. gebräunt, auf 3 S. Stellen i. Text m. Bleistift unterstrichen u. Anmerk. i. Text. -- Einzige Ausgabe - Zenker I, 383. Schwab 674. Wurzbach XL, 179. - dieser frühen persisch-lateinischen Anthologie mit Texten der persischen Mystiker Abdur Rahman Dschami, Muscharraf ad-Din Abdullah (Saadi), Fariduddin Attar und Abdul Khasen Rudegi. -- Freiherr von Stürmer (1752 - 1829) trat mit sechzehn Jahren in den Orden der Gesellschaft Jesu und studierte Philosophie. Nach der Aufhebung des Ordens trat er in die orientalische Akademie ein und erlernte eifrig die orientalischen Sprachen. Er arbeitete an der neuen Ausgabe des Meninskischen Lexikons mit und schrieb diese persische Anthologie. -- Gedruckt wurde das Werk bei der k. k. illirisch- und orientalischen Hofbuchdruckerei von Joseph Kurzböck, der über entsprechende gegossene Stempel des hervorragenden Stempelschneiders Ernst Mansfeld verfügte. -- Wir akzeptieren VISA und MASTERCARD. Credit cards accepted. ---

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        Neujahrsblatt der Gesellschaft auf der Chorherren, Nr. 1/1779 - 70/1848 (Nr. 1: Auf das Neujahr 1779 - Nr. 70: auf das Neujahr 1848). (Ab Nr. 59/1837: Neujahrsblatt Von dem Waisenhause. (Als Fortsetzung der Gesellschaft der ehemaligen Chorherrenstube) ab Nr. 60/1837 zugleich: mit neuer Zählung Nr. 1: Zum Besten des Waisenhauses von einer Gesellschaft herausgegeben). (70 Hefte).

      Gr.8, meist 8 bis 16 S. (vereinzelt um 40 oder 50 S.)., jeweils mit einer gestochenen oder lithographierten Taf. auf dem ersten Blatt (meist Portraits). (Die Nr. 18/1796 mit zwei zusätzlichen Taf. mit vier gestochenen Abb.), Nr. 1 - 40: geh. oder gefalzte Bögen ab Nr. 41 geh. in Interims-Umschlag (selten brosch.), Selten stockfl. oder staubrandig, tlw. etw. randrissig u. -knittrig allg. gutes Ex. Rohr Nr. 145 - 214. Historisch-biographische Texte gerichtet an die sittsame und lernensbegierige Zürcherische Jugend (Nr. 1). - Die Graphiken zeigen - neben Szenen aus der Zürcher Geschichte - meist Portraits historischer Zürcher Persönlichkeiten (etwa Heinrich Bullinger, Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Salomon Schinz, Johann Rudolf Ulrich, Heinrich Locher, Christoph Froschauer, Johann Jakob Breitinger, Ulrich Zwingli).

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        Teilansicht, Alter Markt mit dem alten Rathaus und Obelisk. "Ansicht des Stadt Rathhauses in Potsdam".

      - altkol. Umrißkupferstich v. ( Joh. Friedr. Nagel), 1796, 17,5 x 27,2 Nicht bei Giersberg/Schendel, Drescher/Kroll und Berndt. - Aus der Serie: "Sammlung aller schönen und merckwürdigen Parthien in sämtlichen Preussischen Staaten für seine Majestät den König, 1788".

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        Neuestes Panorama von Wien oder malerische Ansichten der vornehmsten Plätze, Straßen, Paläste, Kirchen, Klöster, Gärten und anderen vorzüglicheren Gebäuden der k. k. Haupt- und Residenzstadt Wien, ihrer Vorstädte und Umgegend. Mit Beschreibung ihrer Merkwürdigkeiten und einem Überblicke ihrer Geschichte. Mit 53 in Kupfer gestochenen Ansichten und einem großen Prospekt der Stadt Wien.

      2. Umgearbeitete und bedeutend vermehrte Auflage. 8. 27 Tafeln + 26 S. Illustr. OPappe der Zeit. Nebehay-Wagner III 817, Eckl I 651, Mayer I 795, Gugitz III 12084. - Das Faltpanorama zeigt die Ansicht der Stadt Wien vom Belvedere aus. - Bei der 2. umgearbeiteten Auflage handelt es sich um eine Neuauflage des 1796 erschienenen Albums "48 Wiener Prospekten" von Rudolf Sammer. - Originalpappe leicht fleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar. Je zwei Ansichten von Wien teilen sich eine Tafeln [Bildgröße ca. 7 x 9,4 cm].

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        COMPENDIO DE LOS MILAGROS DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DEL PILAR

      Zaragoza. 1796. 21X15. 23h+297Pág+12h+1 bello grabado. Contiene Ex-libris de su época. Raro ejemplar. Ref 8.5 Biblioteca A.

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        Ueber Forstwirthschaft besonders über Erhaltung, Abtrieb und Wiederanbau der Wälder

      Finely engraved vignette on title & one finely hand-colored engraved map. xxiv, 470 pp., [2] pp. of ads. 8vo, cont. half-sheep & paste-paper boards, spine gilt, contrasting vellum lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: S.L. Crusius, 1796. First edition of the author's first book and very scarce. Laurop (1772-1858), "Forstmann, zumal ausgezeichneter Kenner der forstwissenschaftlichen Literatur" (A.D.B.), was professor of forestry and one of the leading writers in Germany on the subject. His books were known for their clarity and thorough understanding of the subject. The present book is concerned with the maintenance, ecology, harvesting, and restocking of forests. Fine and handsome copy with the engraved bookplate of the Graf von Seinsheim. ❧ A.D.B., Vol. 18, pp. 68-71. Mantel, I, 19.

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        Pantheon der Deutschen. Erster und zweiter Band (von drei). Der 1. Band enthält die Charakteristiken des Martin Luther von Ernst Karl Wieland, des Friedrich II. König von Preußen von Heinrich Würzer. Der 2. Band enthält die Charakteristiken des Kaiser Rudolph von Habsburg, des Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibnitz von Johann August Eberhard sowie des Gotthold Ephraim Lessing von Johann Friedrich Schink.

      1. Band: Frontispiz, gestochener Titel mit Titelvignette, (14), CX, (2) 410 Seiten, zwei Porträt-Kupfer, 12 Kupfertafeln 2. Band: Frontispiz, gestochener Titel mit Titelvignette, XXXVI, 135 (1), 194, 192 S., 3 Porträt-Kupfer, 9 Kupfertafeln, (zwischen S. XVI und XVII ein ungezähltes Blatt des Verlags in dem mitgeteilt wird, daß das "Kupfer Lessing beweist seine Urtheile , durch einen Unfall verunglückt ist" und "bei Ablieferung des dritten Theils zur Michaelismesse 1796 mit ausgegeben werden" soll. 20, 3 x 13 cm, illustrierte Original-Interimsbroschuren mit gestochenen allegorischen Darstellungen auf Vorder- und Hinterdeckeln. Rümann 841. Die charakterisierenden Kupfer mit Szenen aus dem Leben der Porträtierten wurden von Wilhelm Arndt, Daniel Berger, Christian Gottlieb Geyser, Clemens Kohl, Christian Schule u.a. nach Vorlagen von Georg Vincenz Kininger und Johann David Schubert gestochen. - Bezugspapier am Rücken angeplatzt, beim 2. Band teils abgeplatzt, innen saubere und breitrandige unbeschnittene, (Band 2 unaufgeschnitten) Exemplare in der Interims-Broschur.

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        Umfangreiche Sammlung mit 17 eigenhändigen Autographen und 3 Drucksachen von Osiander. 3 doppelblattgroßen Schriften, 56 S., 1 Zeichnung mit Beschriftung.

      Meist Folio. Die Sammlung enthält Anweisungen Osianders zu Einrichtung, Betrieb und Reglement der Entbindungsanstalt, Studienpläne und -anweisungen für seine Studenten sowie Schriftstücke über seine Tätigkeit:u.a."Gesetze für die Schwangeren und Wöchnerinnen des Königlichen Gebärhauses", "Verordnung, die Spinnanstalt betreffend" oder eine Anordnung zur kostenlosen Behandlung von Armen, "Merkwürdige Geschichte einer seltenen Hodengeschwulst beobachtet und beschrieben von Professor Osiander" (21 S., mit zwei Skizzen im Text und einer beiliegenden farb. Skizze). Die gedruckten Schriften dokumentieren Osianders Engagement als Begründer der "Gesellschaft von Freunden der Entbindungskunst": "Kurze Nachricht..." 1796 (16 S.), Zweyte Nachricht..." 1798 (12 S.). Weiterhin Schriften und Drucksachen: Göttinger Geburtsklinik (3 Autographen, 1 Drucksache), Medizin und Geburtshilfe betreffend (1 Autograph, 1 Drucksache), Verwaltungsschriften aus Göttingen (2 Autographen). - Teils leicht gebräunt bzw. mit wenigen Braunfleckchen. Unbedeutende kleinere Läsuren im Randbereich. Insgesamt von sehr guter Erhaltung. 2 Doubletten. - Weitere Informationen auf Anfrage.

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Sammelband mit vier Werken] a) Critik der practischen Vernunft. Vierte Auflage, 1797 b) Anonym (Gregor Leonhard Reiner): Kant's Theorie der reinmoralischen Religion mit Rücksicht auf das reine Christenthum kurz dargestellt. 1796. c) Metaphysische Anfangsgründe der Naturwissenschaft. Neueste Auflage, 1794. d) Zum ewigen Frieden. Ein philosophischer Entwurf. Neue vermehrte Auflage, 1796.

      292 S. 102 S. XIV, 148 (recte 152 S.) 112 S., 8 neuerer Kunstleder-Einband mit aufgezogenem goldgeprägten Lederrücken einer alten Ausgabe der "Critik der practischen Vernunft", Die ersten und letzten 2-3 weißen Blätter in den Rändern mit Ein- und kleinen Ausrissen, Papier teils leicht gebräunt insgesamt nur sehr schwache Gebrauchsspuren, gut bis sehr gut erhalten. c: erste Auflage anonym erschienen

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Kerstin Daras]
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        Usus Logarithmorum Infinitomii in Theoria aequationum

      - One folding printed table. 1 p.l., 46 pp., one leaf of errata. Large 4to, orig. semi-stiff drab boards (extremities a bit rubbed). Leipzig: C.T. Rabenhorst, 1796. A remarkable discovery: this is essentially a workbook of the young and precocious Carl Friedrich Gauss, signed and dated by him "C. F. Gauss Sept. 7, 1796" on the inner front cover, at which time he was a 19-year old student in Göttingen. Gauss has not only studied the text carefully, making several corrections to the text, but has also made use of two blank pages at the end to carry out exercises (described in detail below). Mathematical manuscripts of Gauss are of the greatest rarity on the market, especially from his early formative years. Moritz von Prasse (1769-1814), was the son of Johann Moritz Prasse, who worked as a mediator in the Seven Years' War at the Court of Catherine the Great in St. Petersburg (and according to some sources may have been her lover). His service led to his family's elevation to the nobility on 31 July 1790. Prasse studied mathematics at the University of Leipzig, graduating in 1795, and rising to become professor there in 1799. He became a member of the Jablonowski Society in 1807 and maintained a correspondence on mathematical topics with Goethe. The great geometer August Ferdinand Möbius was among his students. Apart from the present work, his first, he also published De Reticules Cryptographicis (1799), a method of encrypting messages using rotating dials, and a set of Logarithmischen Tafeln in 1810. His extensive library of works on mathematics was bequeathed to his university on his death in 1814. The present work by Prasse is concerned with the "polynomial theorem," a generalization of the binomial theorem: whereas the binomial theorem gives a series expansion for powers of the sum of two terms, the polynomial theorem treats the sum of any finite (or even an infinite) number of terms. The formula was first proved by Carl Hindenburg (1741-1808), the founder of the modern theory of combinatorics. It has been known at least since the work of Pascal that the coefficients in the binomial expansion can be interpreted as numbers of combinations, and Hindenburg showed that the coefficients occurring in the polynomial theorem also had a combinatorial interpretation. He believed that this result could be used to provide a combinatorial basis for the whole of the theory of functions, and gathered around him a group of disciples, which became known as the "Combinatorial School," to develop and propagate this idea. This School included Prasse, as well as Johann Friedrich Pfaff, who became Gauss's teacher after he moved to Helmstedt in 1798. Although the Combinatorial School did not produce the significant advances Hindenburg had hoped for, it "was influential in Germany at the turn of the 19th century and became the basis of the mathematical syllabus of the Prussian gymnasium in the Humboldt educational system."-Jahnke, p. 265 (see below for citation). In this atmosphere it would have been natural for the young Gauss to have been required to study Prasse's work, one of the most recently published products of the Combinatorial School. Both of the exercises worked out by Gauss deal, like Prasse's work, with series expansions. The first exercise develops a series expansion of the indefinite integral of (1 - xn)-½ over the interval from 0 to 1, in increasing powers of 1/n (Gauss does not specify the range of integration but this is evident from the context). Gauss writes down the answer without explanation, presumably because the intermediate steps were so straightforward for him that he was able to carry them out mentally. His answer can be obtained by first expanding (1 - xn)-½ in increasing powers of xn and then integrating term by term. This yields terms involving 1/n + 1, 1/2n + 1, etc, which are then expanded in increasing powers of 1/n using the binomial theorem. Collecting powers of 1/n gives Gauss's series expansion of the integral. Th [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Sermons to young women

      Printed at Boston : By Thomas Hall ; For S. Hall, Thomas and Andrews, J. White, D. West, E. Larkin, W.P. Blake, J. West, and J. Nancrede, 1796-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. First Boston Edition. 276 pages. 12mo. Bound in contemporary sheep. Red Moroccan spine label. Front joint cracked. Foxing browning. Contemporary signature of James Hyde. Evans 30435. First published 1766, Fordyce's sermons was a collection of instructions on how a woman should behave. The book was widely reprinted throughout the 18th century, with this copy being the first Boston edition. To Fordyce, women were to be attentive to men, attractive, and illustrate Christian ideals of womanhood and modesty. Sermons to Young Woman came under heavy criticism in Mary Wollstonecraft's "Vindication of the Rights of Women," published 1792. In Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," Mr. Collins reads aloud from Sermons to the Bennet sisters. "Lydia gaped as he opened the volume, and before he had, with very monotonous solemnity, read three pages, she interrupted him". (Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Bentley, 1853. 60 p.) Austen's portrayal of Mr. Collins' reading of Sermons gives an intertextual criticism of the stifling patriarchalism and subservience promoted by Fordyce's outmoded Sermons. The value of this book isn't in its precepts, rather in illustrating the history of the struggle for women's equality. The perceptions about women promoted in this book kept women from being full members of society and colored the views of 18th and early 19th century American and British society.

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        Démonstrations élémentaires de botanique. Partie des figures.

      Lyon, chez Bruyset ainé, 1796, 2 volumes in-4 (25,5x19cm). 2 volumes de planches ajoutés à la 4ème édition de l'ouvrage de Rozier et Claret de La Tourette par Gilibert. Reliure époque usagée pleine basane à 5 nerfs, titre doré (reliure frottée, coiffes et coins usagés (avec manque charnière tome 1 fendue en pied (5cm) et en tête (1cm), quelques mouillures bord de page (quelques millimètres)). Tome 1: série1: Figures fondamentales de toutes les parties des plantes et leur explication. Série 2: Notice historique sur la Vie, les Travaux & les Ecrits de Pierre RICHER DE BELLEVAL, Professeur de Botanique et d'Anatomie dans l'Université de Montpellier.. Observations sur les figures des plantes de la seconde série, contenant la description de Belleval, une discussion critique sur chaque espèce, et le sentiment de Linné, Haller, Séguier, Gouan et Villars sur les figures les plus difficiles à ramener aux plantes caractérisées par les Botanistes modernes. Tome 2: suite de la série 2. Série 3: L'explication et la suite des desseins des graminées, d'après Leers. Série 4: Les Descriptions et les figures de la plupart des Mousses et des Plantes analogues, d'après Vaillant. Série 5: Les Descriptions et les Figures des plantes les plus rares observées par Linné sur les Alpes de Lapponie, tirées de son ouvrage intitulé Flora Lapponica.La traduction libre du Poëme de Trante sur les amours des Fleurs (De connubiis Florum) par L.P. Béranger. Ces deux volumes de planches divisés en cinq séries au nombre total de 342 planches. La première série montre la configuration générale des végétaux. Les 166 planches de la seconde suite sont celles que RICHER DE BELLEVAL avait fait graver à la fin du XVIe siècle et qui furent provisoirement sauvées par GILIBERT. Elles forment une des plus belles séries de planches botaniques du XVIe siècle et restent pourtant à peu près inconnues. La troisième représente les Graminées, d'aprèsLeers, la quatrième, les Mousses d'après Vaillant, la cinquième, diverses plantes rares observées par Linné en Lapponie. Cet ouvrage de pédagogie scientifique destiné aux élèves de l'Ecole Vétérinaire eut une grande influence en son temps.

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        Korte Efterretninger om Christiansunds Kjöbstæd udi Trondhjems Stift, Romsdals Amt, Nordmöers Fogderie, samlede ved (...), Told- og Consumtions Inspecteur.

      Christiania. 1796. 8vo. Originalt typografisk omslag. Ubeskåret. 128 s. hvorav de første 114 s. er beskrivelsen over Christiansund. Med en illustrasjon i teksten som gjengir byens segl. Utgjør "Topographisk Journal for Norge. Sextende Hefte". Skrift på foromslaget.

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        Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire

      1796 - GIBBON, Edward. Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire. With Memoirs of His Life and Writings, Composed by Himself: Illustrated from His Letters, with Occasional Notes and Narrative by John Lord Sheffield. London: Printed for A. Strahan, and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1796. Two volumes. Quarto, contemporary full speckled calf rebacked with original elaborately gilt-decorated spines laid down, red and green morocco spine labels, original marbled endpapers. $2000.First edition of Gibbon's memoirs, letters, and additional works, posthumously collected and published by his closest friend, Lord Sheffield.When Gibbon died in 1794, he left his personal papers to Lord Sheffield, who carefully selected and edited them to ensure that his friend would not be unflatteringly exposed to public scrutiny. While Sheffield later published an expanded edition of Gibbon's letters and memoirs, his concern for his friend's privacy persisted throughout his life and he forbid, in his will, the publication of any additional papers. He writes in his preface to the Miscellaneous Works, "Few men, I believe, have ever so fully unveiled their own character, by a minute narrative of their sentiments and pursuits, as Mr. Gibbon will here be found to have done; not with study and labour-not with an affected frankness-but with a genuine confession of his little foibles and peculiarities, and a good-humoured and natural display of his own conduct and opinions." Norton, 131. Library book labels.Occasional scattered light foxing to interiors. Expert restoration to extremities. A handsome copy in beautiful contemporary calf. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bibliothecae Josephi Garampii Cardinalis. Materiarum Ordine digestus et Notis Bibliographicis Instructus a Mariano de Romanis

      Five vols. 8vo, cont. half-vellum & decorated boards, contrasting leather lettering pieces on spines. Rome: de Romanis, 1796. One of the most important of all private library catalogues as well as one of the rarest; this catalogue was compiled for an inventory sale at the fixed prices marked. "This catalogue deserves a place among the best classified polymathic catalogues for its own sake and as a complement to the contemporary Firmiana and Pinelliana. Prefect of the Vatican archives from 1749 to 1772 and entrusted with the duty of buying books for the Vatican library, Cardinal Garampi (1725-92), was later nuncio in Warsaw and Vienna. His official life explains the nature and quality of his library and the opportunities he had to acquire books… "This well-printed catalogue compiled by Mariano de Romanis…has good tables of contents and excellent indexes of authors (with the titles of books) in each of the four volumes. The prices are printed in the catalogue. The Garampi catalogue with 16,630 items considerably exceeds both the Pinelli catalogue with 12,563 items (12,859 items in the London sale catalogue) and the Firmian catalogue with about 13,000 items… "The figures give no complete idea of the library, but no one can reconstruct it because De Romanis buried thousands of pamphlets in single lots. There are, for example, about 4600 Biblical tracts in Lot No. 8751 and 700 more in the next two lots. With 587 and 580 items, respectively, Lot Nos. 8810 and 8811 devoted to literary history and bibliography would have been sufficient to make any library fortunate enough to acquire them an important center for bibliographical studies. Had De Romanis listed these tracts individually, the Garampi catalogue would be an invaluable guide to eighteenth-century bibliography. But to expect this is to ask for more than he thought of doing and more than the circumstances permitted. The detailed classification, which is reliable as far as I have tested it, the indexes, and the good bibliographical and critical notes make this catalogue a joy to read."-Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 242-43. The collection was particularly strong in history (lots 8818-16,630). Vol. I contains a life of Garampi by Girolamo Amati. Fine set. ❧ Nicolini 66. Pollard & Ehrman, p. 204 & Table XXV.

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        Bibliothecae Samuelis S.R.I. Com. Teleki de Szék. Pars Prima [-Tertia]

      Finely engraved port. of the collector & engraved title in Vol. I. xxxvii, [11], 313, [25] pp.; xxxvi, [14], 436, [41] pp.; 1 p.l., iv, [4], 285, [25] pp., [3], 290-672, [30] pp. Three vols. (Vol. III in two parts). 8vo, modern paste-paper boards, uncut. Vienna: M. Pulio, 1796 [Vol. I]; M.A. Schmidt, 1800 [Vol. II]; A. Pichler, 1811 [Vol. III]. First edition of one of the rarest of all private library catalogues; this copy lacks, as usual, the fourth volume published in 1819. WorldCat locates only one possibly complete set (and the bibliographical details of that set, in Hungary, are sketchy); in the U.S., the only three sets located by WorldCat - Newberry, Columbia, and Harvard - all lack the fourth volume (Harvard lacks the third volume as well). The Oxford copy also lacks the fourth volume. Teleki (1739-1822), formed his collection over a long period and his books relating to Hungarian and Transylvanian history were only rivaled by the Szechenyi library. After Teleki's death, the family donated in 1826 a large part of the library - about 30,000 volumes - to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and this was the beginning of the Academy's library. The Teleki catalogue, along with that of Szechenyi, are the basis for all bibliographical information relating to Hungarian authors, history, and literature. They have never been rendered obsolete by subsequent publications. Fine set and of great rarity. Our copy has the very rare and attractive frontispiece portrait of Teleki which is usually missing. ? Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 264-(the Johns Hopkins copy seems to be a ghost).

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        Le Roman comique

      - De l'imprimerie de Didot le Jeune chez Janet & Hubert, à Paris L'An quatrième [1796], in-8 (12,5x20,5cm), vij ; 277pp. et viij ; 252p. et xiij ; 196pp., 3 volumes reliés. - Edizione ornato con figure disegnate da Le Barbier e inciso sotto la sua guida. Un ritratto dell'autore incisa da Lemire e 12 figure incisa da Baquoy, Dambrun, Duclos, Hubert Petit, Romanet e Simonet. Leganti del tempo all'aria aperta vitello fiera in marmo, di nuovo liscia decorate con griglie, reti e ornamenti dorati, parte del titolo e dei numeri del volume di marocchino rosso - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition ornée de figures dessinées par Le Barbier et gravées sous sa direction. Un portrait de l'auteur gravé par Lemire et 12 figures gravées par Baquoy, Dambrun, Duclos, Hubert, Petit, Romanet et Simonet.  Reliures de l'époque en plein veau blond marbré, dos lisses ornés de quadrillages, filets et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre et de tomaisons de maroquin rouge, stries et filets dorées en bordure des coupes, roulette dorée en encadrement des plats, fine roulette dorée soulignant les contreplats, toutes tranches dorées.  Quelques petits frottements sans gravité et dos uniformément et légèrement éclaircis, sinon bel exemplaire.

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        De Gentiana dissertatio.

      Erlangae, typis Kunstmannianis, 1796. 8vo (215 x125mm). pp. (6), 142 with 1 fine hand-coloured engraved plate. Contemporary brown wrappers. The thesis issue, a trade issue was published in the same year. Josef Aloys Frölich (1766-1841) was a German botanist and entomologist. The genus Froelichia (family Amaranthaceae) is named in his honour. The fine engraved plate is by J. Sturm.//Provenance: Dedication by the author to Von Moll on free end-paper.//Stafleu & Cowan 1906.

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        Isola di Minorca

      1796. Incisione in rame di G. Zuliani, dipinta d'epoca. 320x410. Carta geografica dell'isola di Minorca, tratta da "Atlante novissimo". Bell'esemplare professionalmente rinfrescato.

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        Group of three Autograph Letters Signed, two to fellow painters, David Roberts and Edward William Cooke and one to engineer, inventor and artist, James Nasmyth, each on blind embossed "Royal Scottish Academy of Painting & Sculptor" folded stationery, 8vo, Edinburgh, each dated July 17, 1862, and each with Royal Scottish Academy envelope bearing the Academy's embossed emblem

      - Hill writes to painters David Roberts and Edward William Cooke, and engineer, inventor and artist, James Nasmyth. Each is a letter of introduction for James Lorimer Graham, an American diplomat and book collector. Lorimer had also amassed a large collection of letters by contemporary luminaries with whom he corresponded. Hill refers to Grahams' acquaintance with notables in art and literature of his time. Graham had the letters bound in several volumes all of which were lost in a shipwreck. After his death, Graham's book collection was donated to his club in New York, The Century Association. Hill introduces Graham to fellow artist, David Roberts (1796-1864) in a two page letter written on first and second sides. "I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Mr. Graham and his lady during their [?] residence in Edinburgh. He is [?] interested in art & artists - in literary men and their works." Hill refers to an "Exhibition" which he describes as "excellent." He signs, "D. O Hill." Hill writes to Edward William Cooke, (1811-1880), English landscape and marine painter, offering a similar explanation of who Graham is and signs, "D. O Hill." Hill writes the third letter to Scottish engineer and artist, James Nasmyth ((1808-90), best remembered for his invention of the steam hammer. Nasmyth shared with Hill an interest in photography. Hill opens his letter with humorous reference to Nasmyth's hammer, "My Dear Hamish of the Hammer." Hill mentions that Graham is a friend of Nasmyth's, "favorite author Washington Irving. - and one who knows.all the good authors & artists of America." Hill signs, "D O Hill." Hill's tight handwriting gets smaller as he seems to squeeze his words into one page. The last lines and signature are compressed. Hill has written, "presented by J. Lorimer Graham." in the lower left corner of each envelope. Condition: horizontal and vertical folds visible in each letter, some soiling to the three envelopes along with slight wear to the black borders.

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        Le Roman comique

      De l'imprimerie de Didot le Jeune chez Janet & Hubert 1796 - - De l'imprimerie de Didot le Jeune chez Janet & Hubert, à Paris L'An quatrième [1796], in-8 (12,5x20,5cm), vij ; 277pp. et viij ; 252p. et xiij ; 196pp., 3 volumes reliés. - Edition ornée de figures dessinées par Le Barbier et gravées sous sa direction. Un portrait de l'auteur gravé par Lemire et 12 figures gravées par Baquoy, Dambrun, Duclos, Hubert, Petit, Romanet et Simonet. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau blond marbré, dos lisses ornés de quadrillages, filets et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre et de tomaisons de maroquin rouge, stries et filets dorées en bordure des coupes, roulette dorée en encadrement des plats, fine roulette dorée soulignant les contreplats, toutes tranches dorées. Quelques petits frottements sans gravité et dos uniformément et légèrement éclaircis, sinon bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition adorned with figures drawn by Le Barbier and engraved under his leadership. A portrait of the author engraved by Lemire and 12 figures engraved by Baquoy, Dambrun, Duclos, Hubert Petit, Romanet and Simonet. Binders of the time in the open marbled fair calf, back smooth decorated with grids, nets and gilded florets, part of title and volume numbers of red morocco vij ; 277pp. et viij ; 252p. et xiij ; 196pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MANOSCRITTO - Libro mastro di contabilità famiglia Velardita di Piazza Armerina ( due parti in un Volume )

      1796. Contiene copie di atti datati alla fine del 1700 + '' Nuovo Rollo Coordinato'' dei Beni immobili della Famiglia - in 4° - pp.Vol I: cc 18 di indice + 170 + 1b - Vol II: cc 20 di indice + 43 + 17 + 17 + 64 - Pergamena - Carte e legatura sciupata , ma nel complessivo buono stato di conservazione

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        Monumenti Veneziani di varia Letteratura per la prima volta pubblicati

      Engraved frontis., engraved coat-of-arms of the Pisani family on title, & three engraved headpieces. 4 p.l. (incl. frontis.), 12, LI pp. Large 4to, orig. pink printed boards with the coat-of-arms of the Pisani family (head & foot of spine a bit worn). Venice: C. Palese, 1796. First edition of this collection of hitherto unpublished letters including an extremely important one from Galileo addressed to the Doge of Venice in which he describes his invention of the telescope and lists its many applications. He stated it was particularly useful for the military, both on land and at sea. Following Galileo's letter is printed a decree from the Venetian Senate, dated 25 August 1609, in which they thank Galileo and award him 1000 florins annually. Fine copy in original state and preserved in a box. ? Carli & Favaro 629. Cinti 183. Drake, Galileo at Work, pp. 139-42.

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        Charte von America.

      - Norimberga, 1796. Incisione in rame all’acquaforte, colore d’epoca, cm 45 x 58 (la parte incisa). Titolo in basso a sn. entro ovale. Leggermente rifilata ai margini superiore e inferiore, alcune leggerissime tracce di umido ma assolutamente in buono stato.

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        String Quintet (op. 4)

      1796 - BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van. Grand Quintetto per due Violini, due Viole, e Violoncello, dal Sigr. Luigi van Beethoven. Opera IV. Vienna: Artaria, [1796]. Original unbound parts (as issued). $3600.First edition of the instrumental parts of this 18th-century Beethoven score, fully engraved.Beethoven's first String Quintet is an adaptation of an earlier octet for wind instruments. The changes introduced between the octet and quintet versions are significant and relate to Haydn's influence on Beethoven. "In the short space of years between the octet (1792) and the quintet (1796) the great London symphonies of Haydn had appeared and". Beethoven felt this change of emphasis in his larger forms. Whereas the octet looks backward to the divertimenti and serenades of the past, the quintet expresses the more serious expression and intent of the great Viennese symphonic works. That Beethoven [saw the need for] this major revision, while still keeping the essential thematic structure intact, shows how far the court composer at Bonn had developed into the great symphonist of the future" (Scherman and Biancolli, 204-206). Eighteenth-century Beethoven scores are increasingly scarce. Faint owner ink-stamps to each part, contemporary ownership signature of W. Brand to outer wrapper.Light soiling to outer wrapper. An extremely good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De l'influence des passions sur le bonheur des individus et des nations.

      - Lausanne, Jean Mourer, Hignou, 1796. In-8, 376-(2 : errata) pp., reliure de l'époque demi-veau brun moucheté à coins, dos orné, tranches jaunes (pièce de titre frottée). Edition originale, exemplaire de première émission, sans les cartons. Complet du feuillet d'errata. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        Lettera d'un padovano al celebre Signor abate Denina accademico di Berlino e socio dell'Accademia di Padova

      Fratelli Penada, 1796. In 16o, pp. XVI + 148. Timbro di estinta biblioteca al fr. Lieve gora al marg. int delle prime 20 cc. Br. coeva muta. Al fr. dedica autografa di Vincenzo Malacarne a Carlo Denina: 'Al sudd.o Chiar.mo Ab. Denina Suo Amico da Berlino. Il Prof. Malacarne. Padova 12 Marzo 1797'. Giacinto Vincenzo Malacarne (Saluzzo, 1744 - Padova, 1816), allievo di Giorgio Bertrandi, fu un noto anatomista e chirurgo. Studio' chirurgia a Torino, poi fu nominato professore ad Acqui Terme dove si occupo' anche degli stabilimenti termali. A questo periodo risalgono i suoi studi sul cervelletto. Nel 1789  ricopri' la prima cattedra di chirurgia clinica a Pavia, quindi si trasferi' a Padova dove esercito' la professione per oltre vent'anni. In questa lettera, pubblicata anonima, e indirizzata a Denina, Cesarotti celebra alcuni importanti episodi legati alla cultura e alla storia della citta' di Padova. Segue il 'Catalogo dei Padovani nominati con lode nella lettera che nelle annotazioni'. Melzi, II, 98 e I, 185. Vedova, p. 13. ITA

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        Ueber Genf und den Genfer-See.

      Berlin, Bei Friedrich Vieweg, 1796.Petit in-8 de [12]-180 pages, cartonnage écru (un peu sali), étiquette au dos avec titre et filets dorés, tranches teintées.Tampons au titre et à son verso. Illustré d'un beau frontispice couleurs. La ville et ses alentours, le cabinet littéraire, le Salève, la vie sociale, Rousseau, Saussure, l'Escalade, et plus encore.

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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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        Collection des Nouveaux Costumes des Autorités Constituées, Civils et Militaires. Dostumes des Législateurs et des Autres Fonctionaires Publics.

      Paris, 1796. Full Morocco. Near Fine. 8vo. 19 by 12.5 cm. 8 pp, followed by 26 hand-colored aquatint plates depicting the dress of legislators, military officers, bureaucrats and other public officials during the French Revolution and Directoire period.Later full red morocco binding, with ornate gilt turn-ins, by Riviere. Light foxing, never disconcerting.

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        Selbstbiographien berühmter Männer. Ein Pendant zu J. G. Müllers Selbstbekenntnissen. 2 Bände. Bd. I: Thuanus. Bd. II: Joh. Valentin Andreä nebst Beilagen.

      Winterthur, Steiner, 1796 - 1799.. XIV, 553 (recte 555); XVII, IX S., 1 Bl., 392 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Goed. IV/1, 593; Hamberger-M. VII, 479 (Bd. I), und X, 668 (Bd. II). - Zu Bd. I: Jacques-Auguste de Thou (Thouanus; 1553-1617) verfasste ein monumentales Werk zur französischen Geschichte, "Historia mei temporis 1543-1607". - Zu Bd. II: Johann Valentin Andreae (1586-1654) gilt als Urheber der Rosenkreuzer-Legende sowie als Wegbereiter der kabbalistischen Lehrtafel in der Teinacher Dreifaltigkeitskirche. David Christoph Seybold (1747-1804) war Professor der Philosophie, später der klassischen Literatur; weitere Bände der "Selbstbiographien" sind nicht erschienen. - Gering berieben, Rücken mit Papieretiketten. Beide Bände gering fleckig, leicht gebräunt.

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        Usus Logarithmorum Infinitomii in Theoria aequationum

      One folding printed table. 1 p.l., 46 pp., one leaf of errata. Large 4to, orig. semi-stiff drab boards (extremities a bit rubbed). Leipzig: C.T. Rabenhorst, 1796. A remarkable discovery: this is essentially a workbook of the young and precocious Carl Friedrich Gauss, signed and dated by him "C. F. Gauss Sept. 7, 1796" on the inner front cover, at which time he was a 19-year old student in Göttingen. Gauss has not only studied the text carefully, making several corrections to the text, but has also made use of two blank pages at the end to carry out exercises (described in detail below). Mathematical manuscripts of Gauss are of the greatest rarity on the market, especially from his early formative years. Moritz von Prasse (1769-1814), was the son of Johann Moritz Prasse, who worked as a mediator in the Seven Years' War at the Court of Catherine the Great in St. Petersburg (and according to some sources may have been her lover). His service led to his family's elevation to the nobility on 31 July 1790. Prasse studied mathematics at the University of Leipzig, graduating in 1795, and rising to become professor there in 1799. He became a member of the Jablonowski Society in 1807 and maintained a correspondence on mathematical topics with Goethe. The great geometer August Ferdinand Möbius was among his students. Apart from the present work, his first, he also published De Reticules Cryptographicis (1799), a method of encrypting messages using rotating dials, and a set of Logarithmischen Tafeln in 1810. His extensive library of works on mathematics was bequeathed to his university on his death in 1814. The present work by Prasse is concerned with the "polynomial theorem," a generalization of the binomial theorem: whereas the binomial theorem gives a series expansion for powers of the sum of two terms, the polynomial theorem treats the sum of any finite (or even an infinite) number of terms. The formula was first proved by Carl Hindenburg (1741-1808), the founder of the modern theory of combinatorics. It has been known at least since the work of Pascal that the coefficients in the binomial expansion can be interpreted as numbers of combinations, and Hindenburg showed that the coefficients occurring in the polynomial theorem also had a combinatorial interpretation. He believed that this result could be used to provide a combinatorial basis for the whole of the theory of functions, and gathered around him a group of disciples, which became known as the "Combinatorial School," to develop and propagate this idea. This School included Prasse, as well as Johann Friedrich Pfaff, who became Gauss's teacher after he moved to Helmstedt in 1798. Although the Combinatorial School did not produce the significant advances Hindenburg had hoped for, it "was influential in Germany at the turn of the 19th century and became the basis of the mathematical syllabus of the Prussian gymnasium in the Humboldt educational system."-Jahnke, p. 265 (see below for citation). In this atmosphere it would have been natural for the young Gauss to have been required to study Prasse's work, one of the most recently published products of the Combinatorial School. Both of the exercises worked out by Gauss deal, like Prasse's work, with series expansions. The first exercise develops a series expansion of the indefinite integral of (1 - xn)-½ over the interval from 0 to 1, in increasing powers of 1/n (Gauss does not specify the range of integration but this is evident from the context). Gauss writes down the answer without explanation, presumably because the intermediate steps were so straightforward for him that he was able to carry them out mentally. His answer can be obtained by first expanding (1 - xn)-½ in increasing powers of xn and then integrating term by term. This yields terms involving 1/n + 1, 1/2n + 1, etc, which are then expanded in increasing powers of 1/n using the binomial theorem. Collecting powers of 1/n gives Gauss's series expansion of the integral. The coefficients of the powers of 1/n in this expansion are themselves infinite series, which Gauss sums by cleverly expressing them as definite integrals, which he then evaluates directly (again Gauss gives no explanation or working, but the integrals can be evaluated by standard methods with which Gauss was obviously very familiar). In the second exercise Gauss obtains a series expansion of ?(t + U), where U is a function of another variable u, in increasing powers of u. This can be done using Taylor's theorem, although this is not quite straightforward as the derivatives of ?(t + U) with respect to u have to be evaluated using the chain rule. Again it is evident that the exercise was nevertheless a simple matter for Gauss as the (correct) answer is written down without explanation or any intermediate steps (although there is one correction!). In fact, Gauss is actually treating a multi-variable case: the presence of multiple Σs indicates that he is treating a case in which ? is a function of several variables x1, x2,...,xn, but this does not cause him any difficulty. Gauss has also made, as mentioned above, corrections on the following pages: 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 20, and 21. Fine and fresh condition. Preserved in a handsome black morocco-backed box. With the stamps of the "Gauss-Bibliothek" and the Royal Observatory at Göttingen on title with release stamp date 15 October 1951 on facing endpaper. ? Poggendorff II, 518. Tomash Library P108. See H. N. Jahnke, "Algebraic Analysis in Germany 1780-1840" in Historia Mathematica 20, pp. 265-284 for a detailed account of the work of the Combinatorial School.

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        CAMILLE COROT ( 1796-1875 ).

      Photographie dite carte de visite ou portrait-carte, médaillon photographique d'un format 54x40mm monté sur carton d'un format 104x60mm, inscription imprimée sous la photographie : Et. Carjat et au dos " Photographie CARJAT & Cie, 56 rue Laffitte, au rez-de-Chaussée avec grand jardin ", quelques marques sombres et un léger petit accroc superficiel sans atteinte à la photographie. Peintre et ami du photographe Etienne Carjat , il fut l'un fondateur de l'école de Barbizon...

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        [PARTIALLY-PRINTED BILL OF EXCHANGE FOR SUPPLIES, SIGNED BY JOHN WIGGLESWORTH, AGENT TO THE COMMANDER OF THE 1796 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCE IN HAITI]

      Port-au-Prince, 1796. Broadside, 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, docketed on verso. Minor toning. Very good. A rare pay order for supplies intended for the British occupation force in Haiti, made out to M. Jure aine. The document is signed by John Wigglesworth, agent to the Commander of the British forces in Haiti and later Britain's envoy to the leader of the Haitian Revolution, Touissant Louverture. By early the next century, Louverture would become, ever so briefly, chief of the first free Black Republic in Haiti. The payee, Jure, has docketed the verso in French, with an additional docket in French transferring payment to Dutilh & Wachsmuth, a Philadelphia mercantile house. St. Domingo, the French part of Haiti, was a highly prosperous sugar, coffee, and cotton slave-estate island whose produce was described as exceeding that of the whole of the British Leeward and surrounding islands. In 1789 it was said to consist of 10,000 white people, 24,000 free mixed-race people, and 455,000 negro slaves. Although free, local laws decreed that mixed-race individuals could not accept any office or employment other than as planters. As news spread of the revolution, this group revolted but were roundly defeated. Part of the white response to the uprising was to create their own local assembly which excluded those of mixed race and resolved to transfer the island's allegiance to Great Britain, whereupon France sent Commissioners who according to some reports recruited negroes to fight the whites. Starting in August 1791, the slaves revolted in many towns, implementing major massacres and destruction of estates and establishing free communities of their own. They were led by Touissant Louverture, an ex-slave who later joined the French army after the country abolished slavery in 1793. Louverture swiftly rose to the rank of Commander in Chief of the French forces in Haiti, and proved to be an effective leader. In 1794, the British army, under the pretense of the Napoleonic war, sent a force from Jamaica that occupied Port-au-Prince and some other towns, a welcome development for the remaining white population on the island. This British force was commanded by General Sir Thomas Maitland of the 62 Foot Regiment, for whom Wigglesworth was the army agent. In the end, the British were not successful. By 1798, the British army had been virtually wiped out by yellow fever, and in April of that year, Maitland withdrew the British forces from Haiti under a guarantee from Louverture that the remaining pro-British whites would be protected. In May 1801, Touissant established St. Domingo as an independent republic. This alarmed the French so badly that they subsequently sent an army of 25,000 that recaptured the island within a year, and by a ruse conveyed Louverture to France where he soon after died in prison.

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        Agenda du Voyageur géologue, tiré du 4e. volume des Voyages dans les Alpes.

      A Geneve, de l’Imprimerie de la Bibliotheque Britannique & se trouve chez J. J. Paschoud, Librairie. 1796 - First separate edition. 8vo in 4s. pp. iv, 56; bookseller’s label to title-page, adhesion of wrapper to fore-edge of title-page, else very good in the original printed wrappers, sometime repaired to spine with paper and lettered on spine in ink. Saussure’s Voyages dans les Alpes (1779-1796) contained in its fourth volume advice, in the form of twenty-three chapters of instructions, to the travelling geologist on such matters as instruments to be used, observations to be made, and the like. This is a separately printed version of this section of the larger work. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [PARTIALLY-PRINTED BILL OF EXCHANGE FOR SUPPLIES, SIGNED BY JOHN WIGGLESWORTH, AGENT TO THE COMMANDER OF THE 1796 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCE IN HAITI]

      Port-au-Prince, 1796. Broadside, 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, docketed on verso. Minor toning. Very good. A rare pay order for supplies intended for the British occupation force in Haiti, made out to M. Jure aine. The document is signed by John Wigglesworth, agent to the Commander of the British forces in Haiti and later Britain's envoy to the leader of the Haitian Revolution, Touissant Louverture. By early the next century, Louverture would become, ever so briefly, chief of the first free Black Republic in Haiti. The payee, Jure, has docketed the verso in French, with an additional docket in French transferring payment to Dutilh & Wachsmuth, a Philadelphia mercantile house. St. Domingo, the French part of Haiti, was a highly prosperous sugar, coffee, and cotton slave-estate island whose produce was described as exceeding that of the whole of the British Leeward and surrounding islands. In 1789 it was said to consist of 10,000 white people, 24,000 free mixed-race people, and 455,000 negro slaves. Although free, local laws decreed that mixed-race individuals could not accept any office or employment other than as planters. As news spread of the revolution, this group revolted but were roundly defeated. Part of the white response to the uprising was to create their own local assembly which excluded those of mixed race and resolved to transfer the island's allegiance to Great Britain, whereupon France sent Commissioners who according to some reports recruited negroes to fight the whites. Starting in August 1791, the slaves revolted in many towns, implementing major massacres and destruction of estates and establishing free communities of their own. They were led by Touissant Louverture, an ex-slave who later joined the French army after the country abolished slavery in 1793. Louverture swiftly rose to the rank of Commander in Chief of the French forces in Haiti, and proved to be an effective leader. In 1794, the British army, under the pretense of the Napoleonic war, sent a force from Jamaica that occupied Port-au-Prince and some other towns, a welcome development for the remaining white population on the island. This British force was commanded by General Sir Thomas Maitland of the 62 Foot Regiment, for whom Wigglesworth was the army agent. In the end, the British were not successful. By 1798, the British army had been virtually wiped out by yellow fever, and in April of that year, Maitland withdrew the British forces from Haiti under a guarantee from Louverture that the remaining pro-British whites would be protected. In May 1801, Touissant established St. Domingo as an independent republic. This alarmed the French so badly that they subsequently sent an army of 25,000 that recaptured the island within a year, and by a ruse conveyed Louverture to France where he soon after died in prison.

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        PARTIALLY-PRINTED BILL OF EXCHANGE FOR SUPPLIES, SIGNED BY JOHN WIGGLESWORTH, AGENT TO THE COMMANDER OF THE 1796 BRITISH OCCUPATION FORCE IN HAITI].

      Port-au-Prince. Sept. 21, 1796. - Broadside, 3 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, docketed on verso. Minor toning. Very good. A rare pay order for supplies intended for the British occupation force in Haiti, made out to M. Jure aine. The document is signed by John Wigglesworth, agent to the Commander of the British forces in Haiti and later Britain's envoy to the leader of the Haitian Revolution, Touissant Louverture. By early the next century, Louverture would become, ever so briefly, chief of the first free Black Republic in Haiti. The payee, Jure, has docketed the verso in French, with an additional docket in French transferring payment to Dutilh & Wachsmuth, a Philadelphia mercantile house. St. Domingo, the French part of Haiti, was a highly prosperous sugar, coffee, and cotton slave-estate island whose produce was described as exceeding that of the whole of the British Leeward and surrounding islands. In 1789 it was said to consist of 10,000 white people, 24,000 free mixed-race people, and 455,000 negro slaves. Although free, local laws decreed that mixed-race individuals could not accept any office or employment other than as planters. As news spread of the revolution, this group revolted but were roundly defeated. Part of the white response to the uprising was to create their own local assembly which excluded those of mixed race and resolved to transfer the island's allegiance to Great Britain, whereupon France sent Commissioners who according to some reports recruited negroes to fight the whites. Starting in August 1791, the slaves revolted in many towns, implementing major massacres and destruction of estates and establishing free communities of their own. They were led by Touissant Louverture, an ex-slave who later joined the French army after the country abolished slavery in 1793. Louverture swiftly rose to the rank of Commander in Chief of the French forces in Haiti, and proved to be an effective leader. In 1794, the British army, under the pretense of the Napoleonic war, sent a force from Jamaica that occupied Port-au-Prince and some other towns, a welcome development for the remaining white population on the island. This British force was commanded by General Sir Thomas Maitland of the 62 Foot Regiment, for whom Wigglesworth was the army agent. In the end, the British were not successful. By 1798, the British army had been virtually wiped out by yellow fever, and in April of that year, Maitland withdrew the British forces from Haiti under a guarantee from Louverture that the remaining pro-British whites would be protected. In May 1801, Touissant established St. Domingo as an independent republic. This alarmed the French so badly that they subsequently sent an army of 25,000 that recaptured the island within a year, and by a ruse conveyed Louverture to France where he soon after died in prison.

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        Fattig mans wisthus och kök.

      Bifallit och belönt af kongl. Patriotiska sällskapet med den större skådepenningen i silfwer. Sthlm, A. J. Nordström, 1796. 8:o. 72 s. Bra ljusbrunt stänkdekorerat pappbd med benvit titeletikett (Johanna Röjgård). Gamla stänkta snitt. Enstaka lager- och småfläckar. Ett litet hörn avrivet överst på titelbladet. Bra ex. Du Rietz Gastronomisk spegel 56. Blomqvist Mat och dryck i Sverige s. 209. Leijonhufvud & Brithelli Kvinnan inom svenska litteraturen s. 145. En andra upplaga utkom 1797. Innehåller, förutom allmänna råd för hushållet, även recept på enklare rätter, anvisningar vid hästslakt och "Påminnelse om barna-upfostran". I ett inledande avtryckt protokollsutdrag signerat Johan Fischerström meddelas att Rückerschöld tilldelats Patriotiska sällskapets större skådepenning i silver. Anna Maria Rückerschöld (1725-1805), gift Dahl, var dotterdotter till Christopher Polhem och gav ut en handfull kokböcker, vars innehåll präglas av nytto- och spartänkande. De är tydligt målgruppsinriktade och detta är den enda svenska kokbok under 1700-talet riktad till fattigt folk.

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