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        Handbuch der Land=Bau=Kunst,vorzüiglich in Rücksicht auf die Construction der Wohn=und Wirtschafts=Gebäude für angehende Cameral=Baumeister und Oeconomen. Erster-Zweyter Theil. 2 Bde. (1.Theil in Neue Auflage).

      Berlin, Verdrucht auf Rosten des Forfatters, 1798. 4to. Bound in 2 contemporary half calf. Spine with gilt leather title-label. Wear to extrimities, especially to spine: Loss of top 2 cm of spine and upper half of back hinges loose on volume 2. With library stamps to title page. Internally with occasional brownspotting, all the plates are, however, very nice and clean. (6), 296 pp + 24 hand coloured engraved plates; (1), VIII, 325, (4) + 23 hand coloured engraved plates.. Second printing of German architect David Gilly's seminal and famous work on country and rual architecture. The present work is one of the most successful examples of architecture integrating urban and regional planning and architecture and is probably the most important contribution to the development of Prussian Classicism. Gilly had extensive technical knowledge particularly of wooden roof structures. "One of the trendsetters within the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century electorate was David Gilly (1748-1808), a second generation Huguenot whose family had come from Provence. He established the theory and practice of rual architecture in Brandenburg-Prussia; functionality and utility were paradigms by which he desgined buildings. Through his son (1772-1800), Gilly influenced the famous romantic-classicist Klarl Friedrich Schinkel and his school." (Finney, Seeing Seeing beyond the word: visual arts and the Calvinist tradition, p. 272). David Gilly built the two castles Paretz (1796) and Freienwalde (1798) for the king of Prussia

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Voyages to the Indies ; ... Vol. I-III. Translated from the original Dutch by Samuel Hull Wilcocke. With Notes and Additions by the Translator. The Whole comprising a full and accurate Account of all the present and late Possessions of the Dutch in India, and at the Cape of Good Hope. Illustrated with Maps. In three Volumes.

      London, Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1798. VI + (2) + 572 + (2) + 512 + (2) + 598 s. 4 foldede kobberstukne kart. Pene nyere priv. håndb. skinnbd. Røde skinn tittelfelter. Ryggdekor i gull.. *Vol. I. A Voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, Batavia, Bantam, and Bengal, with Observations on those Parts, &C. in the Years 1768-1771. Vol. II. A Voyage to the Cape of good Hope, Batavia, Samarang, Macasser, Amboyna, and Surat, with Accounts of those Places; in the Years 1774 and 1775. Vol. III. Containing A Continuation of the Voyage fronm Surat to Batavia, the Coast of Malabar, and the Cape of Good Hope; in the Years 1775-1778

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        Elucidario das palavras, termos, e frases, que em portugal antiguamente se usarao, e que hoje regularmente se ignorao: obra indispensavel para entender sem erro os documentos mais raros, e preciosos, que entre nos se conservao. lisboa, na officina de simao thaddeo ferreira, 1798-99.

      Due volumi di cm. 29,5, pp. (4) 484 + (2) d'errata; pp. 416, 62 + (2) d'errata. Con illustrazioni nel testo e 5 tavole f.t. incise in rame. Solida legatura del tempo in piena pelle, dorsi lisci con fregi e titoli in oro su doppi tasselli. Come riscontrato in altri esemplari, il secondo volume è stampato su carta azzurra. Esemplare fresco, genuino ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Esemplare appartenuto al celebre scrittore di storia portoghese Prospero Peragallo (1823-1916) di cui appare ai frontespizi la firma di possesso ed alle carte di guardia alcune note sull'opera: ""Rarissimo in commercio e molto ricercata questa edizione. Mi costò in un incanto in Lisbona 10.000 Rey..."".

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Uebersicht der vornehmsten Principien der Sittenlehre, von dem Zeitalter des Aristoteles an bis auf unsre Zeiten. Eine zu dem ersten Theile der übersetzten Ethik des Aristoteles gehörende und aus ihm besonders abgedruckte Abhandlung.

      Breslau; bei Wilhelm Gottlieb Korn, 1798. First edition. Small 8:o. (11, 3 blanks), 394 pp. 19th century binding with light-brown calf spine and corners and dark-brown paper on the boards. The spine is divided into four gilt-edged panels one of which contains author and title information; at the foot of the spine there is a gilt-stamped floral decoration. With the signature of Axel Nybleus (1821-1899, Swedish philosopher) at top of front free endpaper and the bookplate of Johann Lyons at the bottom of front paste-down. A light, vertical crease on upper part of the spine. Two insignificant specks on the spine. Corners a bit bumped and rubbed. Minimal loss at the top corner of front free endpaper. A needle-sized hole in top margin from the title leaf until pp. 18, and in top margin of pp. 385 and onwards to the rear free endpaper. A small stain in the text on pp. 361/362. A few light specks throughout the book; contents surprisingly clean. Christian Garve (1742-1798) gained a master's degree in philosophy at the University of Halle in 1766. From 1770-1772 he was Extraordinary Professor of Mathematics and Logic at the University of Leipzig, a post he resigned from in order to devote himself to bookselling, writing and translating in his home town of Breslau. His deep interest in English philosophy led him to translate works of Adam Ferguson, Edmund Burke and Adam Smith. The book offered here is Garve's last work, and has become rather famous because, in it, he continues the criticism of Immanuel Kant's moral teachings which he had begun earlier in a review of the latter's Critique of Pure Reason and which provoked Kant into publishing an ''Anti-Garve''. Christian Garve believed that ''Kantian morality destroys all incentives that can move human beings to act at all''. Erstausgabe des letzten Werkes von Garve. Halbledereinband mit Rückenvergoldung. Sehr gut erhalten. Selten. Ziegenfuss I, 375

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        Propyläen. Eine periodische Schrifft herausgegeben von -.

      6 Stücke in 3 Bänden (alles Erschienen). (1. Ausgabe). Tübingen 1798-1800. (In der J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung). 8vo. s. XLVI, (1), (1 blank), 127, (1 blank),+(4),176 + 174, (2)+171, (3) + 179, (1)+175, (1) S.+1 gefalt. Kupfertafel (von 5). Halblederband der 19. Jahrh. mit Rückenvergoldung. Leicht beschabt und bestossen. Die Materie Wenig fleckig. Doch dritten Bandes erstes Stück mit besseren Papier. Namen.. Der berühmten Kunstzeitschrift Goethes komplett und gut gehalten. Mit Beiträge von Schiller, W.v. Humboldt, Heinrich Meyer und Goethe. Fehlt 4 von 5 Kupfern. Hier mit Grundriss des Palastes von Mantua. Sehr selten komplett!

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        Death of General Montgomery.

      Engraving by J.F. Clemens after a painting by John Trumbull. Published in London, February 1798, by A.C. de Poggi. 6th state. 56x79 cm. Fine impression. Minimal foxing. In monumental mid-19th century golden frame.. Swane 266. Fine impression of this great print, showing the heroic death of American general Richard Montgomery (1738-1775) during the siege of Quebec. Montgomery is the central figure in the picture, surrounded by soldiers in various uniforms, scouts and even an Indian volunteer.** Richard Montgomery was born in Ireland. Initially he served the British forces in North America, but changed side and became second in command in the Montreal expedition during the War of Independence.*** John Trumbull´s (1756-1843) painting is a good example of his very narrative pictures from the War of Independence. He met the talented Danish engraver J.F. Clemens (1748-1831) in London while the latter considered pursuing an international career. The first impression was published in 1795, and Clemens was payed no less than 1050 Guineas for his work

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        Experiments to determine the Density of the Earth,

      Cavendish's celebrated paper calculating the weight of the earth using John Michell's torsion balance. PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. First Edition, extracted from Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, vol. 88, 1798, pp. 469-526 and with 2 engraved folding plates. Small quarto, half calf gilt in period style, plates slightly foxed. "The apparatus consisted of two lead balls on either end of a suspended beam; these movable balls were attracted by a pair of stationary lead balls. Cavendish calculated the force of attraction between the balls from the observed period of oscillation of the balance and deduced the density of the earth from the force. He found it to be 5.48 times that of water. Cavendish was the first to observe gravitational motions induced by comparatively minute portions of ordinary matter. The attractions that he measured were unprecedentedly small, being only 1/500,000,000 times as great as the weight of the bodies. By weighing the world he rendered the law of gravitation complete. The law was no longer a proportionality statement but a quantitatively exact one; this was the most important addition to the science of gravitation since Newton." (D.S.B III:158). Norman 422.

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