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         The Complete Farmer: or, a General Dictionary of Husbandry, in all its Branches

      J. F. and C. Rivington, S. Crowder, et al, London 1777 - Unpaginated, 111, [4] p. 28 cm. Frontispiece and 27 folding copperplates. Full leather. Respined with original spine reapplied. Owner's signature on front free endpaper. Corners and edges professionally repaired, as are insides of hinges. M3 has tear repaired, N3 has corner almost torn off, small ink stain at top of 3P4, 4G2 has corner torn off bottom. Ink sketch on margin of plate 1. Light stains in a few places throughout, although generally clean. Overall, book is in extremely nice condition. Title continues: "Containing thte various Methods of Cultivating and Improving every Species of Land, According to the Precepts of both the Old and New Husbandry. Comprising every Thing valuable in the best Writers on this Subject, viz. Linnaeus, Chateauvieux, the Marquis of Turbilly, Platt, Evelyn, Worlidge, Mortimer, Tull, Ellis, Miller, Hale, Lisle, Roque, Mills, Young, &c. Together with A Great Variety of New Discoveries and Improvements. Also The Whole Business of Breeding, Managing, and Fattening Cattle of all Kinds; and the most approved Methods of curing the various Diseases to which they are subject. Together with the Method of raising BEES, and of acquiring large Quantities of Wax and Honey, without destroying those laborious Insects. To which is added, Gardeder's Kalendar, Calculated for the Use of Farmers and Country Gentlemen. Illustrated with a great Variety of Folio Copper-Plates, finely engraved; exhibiting all the Instruments used in Husbandry; particularly those lately invented, and presented to the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, &c. in London; many of which have never yet appeared in a Work of this Nature". As with many reference books, the illustrations are one of the most fascinating parts - great horse's head on Pl. XVII. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Life of David Hume, Esq. Written by Himself.

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell; for J. Bew,, 1777. (Together with: PRATT, Samuel Jackson.) Supplement to the Life of David Hume, Esq. Containing genuine Anecdotes, and a circumstantial Account of his Death and Funeral. To which is added, a certified Copy of his last Will and Testament. 2 works bound in one volume, octavo (151 × 91 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked, spine ruled gilt, red morocco label. Engraved frontispiece portrait to the first work. Corners worn, with loss of leather, some surface wear to covers, notably along the fore-edges, offset from the frontispiece onto the title, as usual; some light spotting and toning; still very good copies. First edition, second issue (with the misprint "himself" for "myself", line 3, p. 29), of the most endearing of autobiographies, bound with a related contemporary work. Hume was aware that, owing to his views on religious questions, the manner of his death would be a matter of public curiosity. So when, in My Own Life, he set out to describe his feelings as he approached his end, he was as much writing a manifesto for his philosophy as a piece of autobiography. It is generally agreed that the account is an authentic self-portrait of one whom his friend Adam Smith, whose letter to the publisher William Strahan recounting Hume's last days is printed at the end of the Life, described as approaching "as nearly to the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man, as perhaps the nature of human fraility will admit". Smith also contributed the preface (cf. Strahan's letter to John Home of 3 March 1777, in G. Birkbeck Hill, Letters of David Hume to William Strahan, 1888, p. 362, n. 1). Samuel Pratt, a one-time priest and failed actor, depended largely, as of 1774, upon his pen for support. Often writing under the name of Courtney Melmoth, he "possessed considerable talents, but his necessities left him little time for reflection or revision" (DNB). This would seem to be true of his Supplement to the Life, written in the same year as his Apology for the Life and writings of David Hume, which in places seems to aim at a condemnation of Hume but ends emphasising his importance and talent. The anecdotal elements are valuable in giving an insight into the public concern for and interest in Hume's atheism and whether or not this would lead to the condemnation of his soul: "It is hardly to be credited, that the grave-diggers, digging with pick axes Mr. Hume's grave, should have attracted the gaping curiosity of the multitude. That, notwithstanding a heavy rain, which fell during the internment, multitudes of all ranks gazed at the funeral procession, as if they had expected the hearse to have been consumed in livid flames, or encircled with a ray of glory …

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         The Life of David Hume, Esq. Written by Himself. (Together with: PRATT, Samuel Jackson.) Supplement to the Life of David Hume, Esq. Containing genuine Anecdotes, and a circumstantial Account of his Death and Funeral. To which is added, a certified Copy of his last Will and Testament.

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell; for J. Bew, 1777 - 2 works bound in one volume, octavo (151 × 91 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked, spine ruled gilt, red morocco label. Corners worn, with loss of leather, some surface wear to covers, notably along the fore-edges, offset from the frontispiece onto the title, as usual; some light spotting and toning; still very good copies. Engraved frontispiece portrait to the first work. First edition, second issue (with the misprint "himself" for "myself", line 3, p. 29), of the most endearing of autobiographies, bound with a related contemporary work. Hume was aware that, owing to his views on religious questions, the manner of his death would be a matter of public curiosity. So when, in My Own Life, he set out to describe his feelings as he approached his end, he was as much writing a manifesto for his philosophy as a piece of autobiography. It is generally agreed that the account is an authentic self-portrait of one whom his friend Adam Smith, whose letter to the publisher William Strahan recounting Hume's last days is printed at the end of the Life, described as approaching "as nearly to the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man, as perhaps the nature of human fraility will admit". Smith also contributed the preface (cf. Strahan's letter to John Home of 3 March 1777, in G. Birkbeck Hill, Letters of David Hume to William Strahan, 1888, p. 362, n. 1). Samuel Pratt, a one-time priest and failed actor, depended largely, as of 1774, upon his pen for support. Often writing under the name of Courtney Melmoth, he "possessed considerable talents, but his necessities left him little time for reflection or revision" (DNB). This would seem to be true of his Supplement to the Life, written in the same year as his Apology for the Life and writings of David Hume, which in places seems to aim at a condemnation of Hume but ends emphasising his importance and talent. The anecdotal elements are valuable in giving an insight into the public concern for and interest in Hume's atheism and whether or not this would lead to the condemnation of his soul: "It is hardly to be credited, that the grave-diggers, digging with pick axes Mr. Hume's grave, should have attracted the gaping curiosity of the multitude. That, notwithstanding a heavy rain, which fell during the internment, multitudes of all ranks gazed at the funeral procession, as if they had expected the hearse to have been consumed in livid flames, or encircled with a ray of glory " Hume: Chuo 84; Jessop, p. 39; Todd 1777 (1); Vanderblue, p. 46; not in Tribe. Pratt: sub Chuo 84; Jessop, p. 44. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Autograph Manuscript Order, Signed "James Church" and "O[liver] Ellsworth" to John Lawrence, for payment to the widow of Col. William Douglas for "Extraordinary Trouble in obtaining Pay for his Regt."

      Hartford [CT], 1777. 1 p., pen and ink on paper, dockteted on the verso and signed by "E[benezer] Plummer" and "Jonah Clark". 8 x 6.75 inches. Old folds, else very fine. 1 p., pen and ink on paper, dockteted on the verso and signed by "E[benezer] Plummer" and "Jonah Clark". 8 x 6.75 inches. SMALL COMPENSATION FOR A LIFE AND FORTUNE LOST. An important testament offering proof of the sacrifice and hardship of a memorialized Connecticut hero signed by one of it's favorite sons, reading: "Sir pay to Hannah Douglas Executrise (sic) to the Estate of Col. William Douglas deceased the sum of Nine pounds Fifteen Shillings & onepenny (sic) money being for Extraordinary Trouble in obtaining pay for his Regt. from Headquarters Hartford June 28th 1777" William Douglas was born in Plainfield Connecticut on January 27, 1742, to John Douglas and Olive Spaulding. He married Hannah Mansfield in 1767, and they had four children. Douglas was a veteran of the French and Indian War and a prosperous mariner and merchant who had acquired substantial wealth trading in the West indies. He reentered military service at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, taking part in the expedition that took Fort Ticonderoga, as well as commanding a flotilla on Lake Champlain, and leading a successful raid on St. John. In 1776, he was elected to the Connecticut General Assembly, but declined in order to accept a commission as Colonel of the Connecticut State Regiment. The regiment joined Washington and the Continental Army in New York, where it was routed at Kip's Bay but redeemed itself the next day at the Battle of Harlem Heights, where Douglas reportedly had his horse shot out from under him and his uniform riddled with bullets. At the close of the 1776 campaign, Douglas, had become ill to the point where he permanently lost the full use of his voice and returned to his home in Northford (now North Branford) CT. Having spent his personal funds to make up for shortcomings in pay and supplies for his regiment, Douglas saw his finances deteriorate along with his health over the next few months. He died on May 28, 1777. Much of the fortune he acquired in the West indies, as well as his property were gone or sold for worthless Continental script. In 1787, his widow, Hannah, petitioned the government to receive compensation for Douglas's service and was granted the sum of three thousand one hundred & fifty dollars by Secretary of War, Henry Knox. Oliver Ellsworth was born on April 29, 1745, in Windsor, CT, to Capt. David and Jemima Ellsworth. He attended Yale and the College of New Jersey (Princeton) receiving an A.B. degree in theology but soon afterward turned to the law. In 1777, he became Connecticut's state attorney for Hartford and was later chosen as one of Connecticut's representatives to the Continental Congress. He was also active in Connecticut's war efforts and at the time this order was written was part of the five-member committee known as the Committee of the Pay Table, who supervised Connecticut's war expenditures. In 1787, Ellsworth represented Connecticut at the Constitutional Convention and served on the Committee of Five that prepared the first draft of the Constitution. He was one of Connecticut's first two senators in the new federal government and was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1796. He died in his hometown of Windsor on November 26, 1807.

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         Regali Dispacci Nelle quali si contengono le Sovrane Determinazioni…

      NAPOLI: A Spese di Giuseppe-Maria Severino-Boezio, 1777. rilegato. DISCRETO. 18 25. I II III IV USATO

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         Lo Spirito delle leggi ... con le note dell'abate Antonio Genovesi

      al colophon del primo volume: presso Domenico Terres, 1777. Quattro volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. (40) cx, 377 (1); xxxvi, 431 (1); xxxii, 415 (1); viii, 462 + 1 c.b. Con due tavole f.t. raffiguranti i ritratti di Montesquieu e Genovesi, bellissime vignette ai quattro frontespizi; il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Bella legatura coeva in piena perg. rigida; dorso a 5 nervi con titoli in oro su doppi scomparto; eleganti fregi impressi a secco ai piatti e tagli spruzzzati. Naturali fioriture dovute alla qualità della carta napoletana del tempo, lieve alone marginale nel quarto volume, segno di tarlo al margine basso (bianco) di alcune cc. del primo volume. Esemplare nel complesso genuino e in buono stato di conservazione. Importante prima traduzione italiana, impreziosita dalle illuminate annotazioni del Genovesi, di questo capolavoro della tradizione giuspolitica francese. Nel quarto volume, oltre alla prima traduzione italiana della Difesa dello Spirito delle leggi, troviamo un copioso e utilissimo indice delle materie trattate. Non comune e sempre ricercato. Questa tiratura, decisamente la più rara a trovarsi, si distingue dalle altre per numero delle pagine e colophon in fine del primo volume. Cfr. Iccu; Edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana, II,2, p. 855; Cat. Einaudi, 3997..

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         BINDING - ETRENNES MIGNONES CURIEUSES ET UTILES - Attributed to Derome le jeune

      Chez Claude ¿ Jaques ¿ Charles Durand , Rue du Foin au Griffon, Paris 1777 - ETRENNES MIGNONES CURIEUSES ET UTILES Avec plusieurs augmentations et corrections POUR L'ANNEE Mil sept cent soixante dix sept A PARIS Chez Claude ¿ Jaques ¿ Charles Durand , Rue du Foin au Griffon M. DCC LXXVII (1777)_______ 96 unnumbered pages + 2 folding maps (France and the Environs de Paris) 24mo, 98 x 55mm. Original brocade paper wraps bound in. Preserved in the original, gilt tooled, leather slip case (some wear to slip case.)________ Bound in original full light tan calf, elaborately decorated with gilt dots, gilt tooled morocco onlays framing tiny mica glass windows under which are displayed gold and silver paper cut outs of stars, bells, leaves and sequins. Each board with a central mica glass oval covering a miniature painting. The painting on the front board showing cupid chasing a heart, with the words "J'ai tout quitté pour vous " On the rear board a pot containing three hearts, with the with the words "Un seul me suffit". ______Light wear with slight loss of surface gilt on the left hand side of the front oval framing, otherwise an almost perfect example of a rare style of binding. Internally a few spots of foxing, but generally very clean. Attributed to Nicolas Denis Derome, called le jeune (1731-1790) one of the most celebrated French binders of the 18th century.________For similar style bindings, from the same workshop, see the British library online binding catalogue Davis564, Lot 1 : Sotheby's , Bibliothèque littéraire Marcel de Merre, Paris 5-6 June 2007, Les reliures mosaïquées du XVIIIe siècle Louis- Marie Michon 1956, plates 6, 27, 28 and 33 and Christies : Maurice Burrus (1882-1959): la bibliothèque d'un homme de goût. Première partie.15 December 2015, Paris, Lot 56. ______A difficult and expensive type of binding to produce, especially in such a small size, the mica work is delicate and prone to breakage and consequently surviving examples in acceptable condition are rare. Not quite a miniature but, for this style of binding, probably about as small as it gets. The book contained in the binding is the original Etrennes mignones (New Years gift) from 1777. This is unusual as these bindings were so expensive that they were often re-used each year when a new edition of the book was published. A stunning example of a rare type of binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Historiske Efterretninger om velfortiente Danske Adelsmænd, med deres Stamme=Tavler og Portraiter. Oversatte, forøgede og forbedrede. Første (- Tredie) Deel. (3 Bd., kpl.).

      København, Godiche, 1777-79. 4to. 3 samt. hldrbd., ophøjede bind på rygge, rig rygforgyldning. Titelfelter i skind, forgyldt. Kobberstukket portræt af Hofman som frontispiece. 3 store kobberstukne titelvignetter. XX,193;(8),342;(12),401 pp. Rigt illustreret med kobberstukne portrætter, store vignetter, prospekter, våbenskjolde og genealogiske foldetavler. Indvendig frisk eksemplar med brede marginer og trykt på svært skrivepapir. Enkelte spredte brunpletter. Lille stempel på titelblade "Classenske Bogsamling". På indersiden af forpermerne gl. ejernavn "Oldenburg" samt tilskrift i senere hånd "Den store Classenske Bogsamling i Nÿkiøbing". ¶ Første danske udgave, der udkom som en oversættelse af forfatterens "Portraits Historiques des Hommes Illustres... fra 1746. - Hofmans omgang i Paris med tidens fornemste bogkunstnere gav ham smag for den nye franske bogkunst og han knyttede mange af disse kunstnere til udgivelsen af værket med dets pompøse udsmykninger, således blev hans eget portræt, som indleder værket, stukket af den fremtrædende franske kunstner J.G. Wille. I værket redegøres for over 40 danske adelsslægter, Friis, Skeel, Rantzau, Thott m.v. samt fremtrædende personligheder så som Tordenskjold, og særligt må fremhæves afsnittet om Tycho Brahe, der ud over hans stukne portræt, indeholder kortet over Hven, prospekt af Uranienborg m.v.This fine work describes 40 noble Danish families and renowned Danes, among these Tycho Brahe and his family. There is a chapter on him, with his engraved portrait (1 engraved plate), a map of Hven (in the text) and illustrations of his observatories at the island Hven (2 engraved plates).

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         Carta del Golfo del Messico.

      Artist: Kitchen Thomas (d) ; date: (d)1777 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 31 x 47; - description: map of the Caribbean Islands; - vita of the artist: Thomas Kitchin (or Thomas Kitchen (1718?1784) was an English engraver and cartographer, who became hydrographer to the king. He was also an author, who wrote about the history of the West Indies. He produced John Elphinstone's map of Scotland (1746), Geographia Scotiae (1749), and The Small English Atlas (1749) with Thomas Jefferys. The Large English Atlas (with Bowen 1749?60) was a serious attempt to cover England at large scale. In 1755 Kitchin engraved the Mitchell Map map of North AmericaHe worked for London Magazine. He produced 170 maps for London Magazine (1747?83). Kitchin was the head hydrographer for the King of England. Kitchin frequently stole the works of other cartographers, which is one reason why he created so much work as a cartographer. His book, The Present State of the West-Indies: Containing an Accurate Description of What Parts Are Possessed by the Several Powers in Europe was published in 1778 by R. Baldwin in London. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Etymologicum teutonicæ linguæ: sive dictionarium teutonico-latinum, præcipuas teutonicæ linguæ dictiones et phrases latine interpretatas et cum aliis nonnullis linguis obiter collatas complectens: studio et opera Cornelii Kiliani Dufflæi ... curante Hasselto Arnhemiensis ...

      Traiecti Batavorum : apud Roelandum De Meyere, 1777. 2 Bände [22 nn S.] 365 S.; [6 nn S.] S. 366-930 mit zwei Kupferstichen im Text. 4° Marmorierte, geglättete Ganzlderbänder der Zeit mit zwei jeweils zwei farbigen Titelrückenschildern, reichlicher Goldverzierung auf dem Rücken, Deckel, Stehkanten, punziertes, drehseitiger Ganzgoldschnitt und Buntpapiervorsätzen. Grosszügig auf starkem Papier gedruckten, verschwenderisch gebundene und außergewöhnlich wohlerhaltene Quartbände der berühmten Niederländisch/-Lateinischen Etymologie vom Cornelis Kiel , unverzichtbare Quelle besonders auch für die Erforschung des Niederdeutschen. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         Kst.- Karte, v. Rausch n. Friedrich Wilh. Ohsen, "Post Charte der Chur Braunschweigischen und angrenzenden Lande von Friedrich Wilhelm Ohsen, Cancellisten bey Königlicher Geheimen Raht Stube zu Hannover privatim entworfen im Jahre 1774. vermehrt 1777.".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1777, von 4 Platten gedruckt, zusammensetzbar auf die Größe 105 x 92 (H). Bonnaker, Bibliog. der Straßenkarte kennt diese Fassung nicht. Nur die Erstfassung. Siehe Karten- verzeichnis E.IV.a.a. I.7.- Sehr seltene, noch nicht zusammengesetzte Karte. Unten links übergroße, dek. Titelkartusche mit Landschaftsdarstellung und Fernsicht nach Hannover. Rechts unten weitere kleine Ansicht einer Poststation. Rechts oben einfache Kartusche mit Erklärungen. - Gebiet: Cuxhaven, Lübeck, Magdeburg, Eisleben, Heiligen- stadt, Kassel, Osnabrück, Oldenburg. Verzeichnet sind kleinste Höfe, Postwechsel oder Stationen, sowie diverse Postrouten. In je 15 Segmente zerschnitten und auf Leinwand montiert, faltbar eingerichtet. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Gartenplan., "Grundriss des Königl. Printzlichen Gartens zu Reinsberg.".

      - Kupferstich v. Gottfried Wilhelm Wolf n. Carl Ludwig Hennert, dat. 1777, 24 x 48 Berndt, Märkische Ansichten, 1665 (Variante oder falsch mit 1778 datiert?). Selten! Um den eigentlichen Plan (18,5 x 28) je ein Plan der Stadt Rheinsberg vor und nach dem Brand 1740 sowie mehrere Detailansichten (Das große Portal im Garten, Aufriss des Salons im Garten, Aufriss des Schlosses nach der Stadt, Aufriss des Schlosses nach der See, Aufriss des Schauspielhauses und von einem Theil des Cavalierhauses, Ruine auf dem lehm-Berg, Ruine im Garten, Aussicht von Reinsberg wie es sich in gegenwärtigen Zeiten von eben dieser Seite zeigt, Aussicht von Reinsberg zu den Zeiten der adelichen Besitzer, Anfahrt N. 30, Aufriss des Chines. Hauses N. 34, Chinesischer Tempel N. 33) und ein kleiner Plan der Remus Insel im gr. Rheinsberger See; mehrfach gefaltet.

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         Manuscript Formbook Compiled by a Clerk, Walsingham, Norfolk, England

      1777. 18th-Century English Manuscript Formbook with an Intriguing Entry Relating to Barbados [Manuscript]. Whincop, Robert. [Manuscript Formbook]. [Walsingham, Norfolk, England, c.1777]. [iv], 275, [30] pp. 28 blank leaves. Includes thump-tabbed index. Oblong octavo (3-3/4" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to board and spine, bronze clasp. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities and spine, joints cracked. Light toning, fragments of wax seals to endleaves. Text in elegant, neat hand, leaves numbered on rectos and versos. $4,500. * Written in a different hand, likely that of a bookseller, the title page indicates the provenance of this manuscript: "No. 3/ E. Lib. Robt. Whincop Clk to Mr John/ Pye Walsingham Norfolk May 3rd/ 1777./ Price 1/9" Pye was a leading lawyer in Walsingham, a town in East Anglia, England best known as a pilgrimage site. Whincop would go on to prominent legal career and also served in a few local bureaucratic posts in Norfolk, such as the town clerk of Lynn (1785-1802). (Pye and Whincop appear in a number of local histories and others sources that are available online.) A fair copy in a notably elegant hand, this collection of precedents has an unsual item: a "Letter of Attorney from the Trustees of a Trust Estate to manage Estates &c. in the Island of Barbadoes." Eight pages long, it is one of the longest items in this manuscript. Norfolk had little to do with the Atlantic trade, so the inclusion of this form may have reflected Whincop's ambition to practice in London or some other city with ties to Great Britain's colonies. Other entries include several affidavits and letters of attorney, a "Bail Bond," a "Dissenting Preachers Certificate," an "Opinion Respecting Hard Riding a Horse, and "Order to Receive a Debt" and "A Replevin Warrant."

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         C "Eglise Catholique Ste. Hedwige. Vue par derriere, de la rue Francoise, avec öe Palais du Prince Henry, dans l'éloignement".

      - altkol. Kupferstich v. u. n. v. J. ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1777, 41 x 68 Ernst, Rosenberg, J.G., Nr. 3; Kiewitz 1050; Rave 17. - 3. Zustand mit Verlegeradresse, Dedication und röm. Nummerierung (VIII). - Blick vom kleinen Platz hinter der St. Hedwigkirche, links - im Hintergrund - die Universität. Rechts die Rückseite des Palastes des Markgrafen Heinrich von Schwedt ( Oberwallstraße ). - Der Grundstein der St. Hedwigskirche wurde 1747 gelegt, jedoch verzögerte sich die Fertigstellung ( durch Geldmangel und durch den siebenj. Krieg ) bis zum 1. Nov. 1773 ( = Einweihung der Kirche durch Fürst Krasicki, dem Bischof vom Ermland ).- Schöner Druck mit zurückhaltendem Kolorit.

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         INSTITUZIONI DI MECCANICA, D'IDROSTATICA, D'IDROMETRIA E DELL'ARCHITETTURA STATICA, E IDRAULICA. Ad uso della Regia Scuola eretta in Milano per gli architetti, e per gl'ingegneri dell'A.D.P. (Abate Don Paolo) Frisi, regio Censore e Professore di Matematica.

      appresso Giuseppe Galeazzi Regio Stampatore, 1777. In-8 gr. (mm. 245x185), elegante legatura in p. pelle coeva, cornice dorata ai piatti con iniziali "C. V." in tondo al piatto anter., fregi e tit. oro al dorso, tagli dorati, pp. (8),447, con 7 tavole f.t. e inc. in rame (più volte ripiegate), ciascuna con numerose figure. "Edizione originale". Cfr. Riccardi,I, p. 489: "Bella edizione. Questa pure devesi noverare fra le migliori opere del Frisi (1728-1784)" - Gamba,2245: "S'ebbe bellissima fama il Frisi per non poche opere di fisica e di matematica, per la maggio parte dettate in latino". Solo le tavole con fiorit., altrimenti fresco esemplare ben conservato.

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         Cours de botanique dicté au jardin des plantes de Dijon

      1777 - Dans sa brochure jaune d'époque. Un volume in-8 (198x155 mm) de (98) pages . . Le cours de botanique de Dijon, assuré par Jean-François Durande, fut officiellement ouvert en juin 1773 lors d'une séance publique de l'académie. Ce manuscrit de 1777 est particulièrement intéressant, car il est antérieur à la première version imprimée de ce cours ([Durande], Notions élémentaires de botanique, 1781). On y retrouve la description des plantes réparties en 17 classes suivie d'un catalogue des arbres et arbrissaux. Dans son livre Durande explique qu'il utilise les genres de Linné, dont la méthode est difficile, suivant le système de Tournefort, qui joint la facilité à l'agrément. Dans le manuscrit (comme plus tard dans son livre), les plantes sont réparties en 17 classes : Classe 1 : Fleurs campaniformes Classe 2 : Fleurs infundiculiformes ou en entonnoir Classe 3 : Fleurs monopétales irréguliers dont les semences sont renfermées dans une capsules Classe 4 : Fleurs labiées Classe 5 : Fleurs cruciformes Classe 6 : Fleurs rosacées Classe 7 : Fleurs caryophyllées Classe 8 : Fleurs ombellifères Classe 9 : Fleurs liliacées ou en lys Classe 10 : Fleurs papillonacées ou légumineuses Classe 11 : Fleurs polypétales anormales Classe 12 : Fleurs flosculeuses Classe 13 : Fleurs semi-flosculeuses Classe 14 : Fleurs radiées Classe 15 : Fleurs sans pétales Classe 16 : Plantes graminées Classe 17 : plantes sans fleurs ni fruit apparens Si la plupart des classes sont les mêmes que dans le livre, on note toutefois quelques différences qui montrent l'évolution de l'enseignement à Dijon en à peine quelques années. Ainsi les classes 12, 13 et 14 du manuscrit correspondent à peu près à la classe 4 (Monopétales composées) du livre, la première classe étant complètement refondue. Nous joignons avec ce manuscrit le livre de Durande : "Notions élémentaires de Botanique, avec l'explication d'une Carte composée pour servir aux Cours publics de l'Académie de Dijon". Chez L.N. Frantin, Dijon, 1781. Sans la carte Rare manuscrit du cours de botanique dicté au jardin des plantes de Dijon. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Original yellow wrappers. 8vo (198x155 mm), (98) pages . . The botanical course of Dijon, provided by Jean -François Durande, was officially opened in June 1773. This manuscript from 1777 is particularly interesting because it predates the first printed edition ( [Durande], Notions élémentaires de botanique, 1781). This manuscript give a description of the plants divided into 17 classes (as in the book) followed by a catalog of trees. If most classes are the same as in the book, there are some differences. For exemple, classes 12, 13 and 14 in the manuscript roughly correspond to class 4 of the book. The first class is completely revised. We give with the manuscript the book of Durande : "Notions élémentaires de Botanique, avec l'explication d'une Carte composée pour servir aux Cours publics de l'Académie de Dijon". Chez L.N. Frantin, Dijon, 1781. Without the map Rare botanical manuscript of the course given at the botanical garden of Dijon. In 8 / 8vo 150g. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Manuscript Formbook Compiled by a Clerk, Walsingham, Norfolk, England.

      1777. 18th-Century English Manuscript Formbook with an Intriguing Entry Relating to Barbados [Manuscript]. Whincop, Robert. [Manuscript Formbook]. [Walsingham, Norfolk, England, c.1777]. [iv], 275, [30] pp. 28 blank leaves. Includes thump-tabbed index. Oblong octavo (3-3/4" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to board and spine, bronze clasp. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities and spine, joints cracked. Light toning, fragments of wax seals to endleaves. Text in elegant, neat hand, leaves numbered on rectos and versos. $4,500. * Written in a different hand, likely that of a bookseller, the title page indicates the provenance of this manuscript: "No. 3/ E. Lib. Robt. Whincop Clk to Mr John/ Pye Walsingham Norfolk May 3rd/ 1777./ Price 1/9" Pye was a leading lawyer in Walsingham, a town in East Anglia, England best known as a pilgrimage site. Whincop would go on to prominent legal career and also served in a few local bureaucratic posts in Norfolk, such as the town clerk of Lynn (1785-1802). (Pye and Whincop appear in a number of local histories and others sources that are available online.) A fair copy in a notably elegant hand, this collection of precedents has an unsual item: a "Letter of Attorney from the Trustees of a Trust Estate to manage Estates &c. in the Island of Barbadoes." Eight pages long, it is one of the longest items in this manuscript. Norfolk had little to do with the Atlantic trade, so the inclusion of this form may have reflected Whincop's ambition to practice in London or some other city with ties to Great Britain's colonies. Other entries include several affidavits and letters of attorney, a "Bail Bond," a "Dissenting Preachers Certificate," an "Opinion Respecting Hard Riding a Horse, and "Order to Receive a Debt" and "A Replevin Warrant."

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         Anfangsgründe der Elektricität, in welchen hauptsächlich von den geriebenen elektrischen Körpern, der Elektricität welchen sie den unelektrischen mittheilen, derjenigen so seidene Bänder und Strümpfe durch Reiben und Gegenreiben erhalten, von den Dunstkreisen, dem Electrophor und verschiedenen demselben ähnlichen Erfahrungen gehandelt wird.

      Hanau Waisenhausverlag 1777 - (20 x 13,5 cm). 124 (4) S. Mit 9 Abbildungen auf 1 mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafel. Broschur der Zeit, unbeschnitten. Erste Ausgabe des frühen, von seinem Lehrer Daniel Bernoulli angeregten Lehrbuchs zur Elektrizität. - Der in Basel geborene Socin (1729-1808), Professor für Medizin und Physik in Hanau, war Leibarzt des Landgrafen von Hessen. Er versuchte (zusammen mit Bernoulli) Franklins Theorie der Elektrizität zu untersuchen und zu beweisen, wonach es nur eine elektrische Materie gibt und die beiden Arten der Elektrizität als Mangel bzw. Überschuss davon anzusehen sind. Socin spricht sich in vorliegendem Werk für Richtigkeit dieser Theorie aus. - Stellenweise minimal stockfleckig. Vier Blätter mit kleinen Fehlstellen im oberen weißen Rand. Rücken ausgebleicht. Oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Insgesamt jedoch wohlerhalten. - Hirsch/H. V, 327; Poggendorff II, 952; Ronalds 479; nicht bei Wheeler-Gift und Ekelöf [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Manuscript Formbook Compiled by a Clerk, Walsingham, Norfolk, England

      1777 - 18th-Century English Manuscript Formbook with an Intriguing Entry Relating to Barbados [Manuscript]. Whincop, Robert. [Manuscript Formbook]. [Walsingham, Norfolk, England, c.1777]. [iv], 275, [30] pp. 28 blank leaves. Includes thump-tabbed index. Oblong octavo (3-3/4" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind fillets to board and spine, bronze clasp. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities and spine, joints cracked. Light toning, fragments of wax seals to endleaves. Text in elegant, neat hand, leaves numbered on rectos and versos. $4,500. * Written in a different hand, likely that of a bookseller, the title page indicates the provenance of this manuscript: "No. 3/ E. Lib. Robt. Whincop Clk to Mr John/ Pye Walsingham Norfolk May 3rd/ 1777./ Price 1/9" Pye was a leading lawyer in Walsingham, a town in East Anglia, England best known as a pilgrimage site. Whincop would go on to prominent legal career and also served in a few local bureaucratic posts in Norfolk, such as the town clerk of Lynn (1785-1802). (Pye and Whincop appear in a number of local histories and others sources that are available online.) A fair copy in a notably elegant hand, this collection of precedents has an unsual item: a "Letter of Attorney from the Trustees of a Trust Estate to manage Estates &c. in the Island of Barbadoes." Eight pages long, it is one of the longest items in this manuscript. Norfolk had little to do with the Atlantic trade, so the inclusion of this form may have reflected Whincop's ambition to practice in London or some other city with ties to Great Britain's colonies. Other entries include several affidavits and letters of attorney, a "Bail Bond," a "Dissenting Preachers Certificate," an "Opinion Respecting Hard Riding a Horse, and "Order to Receive a Debt" and "A Replevin Warrant." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Choix des Memoires de l'Academie Royale des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres

      T. Becket & P. Elmsly, London 1777 - 3 vols. iii, lx, 656 [640]; ccviii, 495; iii, lxviii, 696 p. Vol. 3 has three plates and one fold-out inscription, all engraved by E. Malpas. Edges of boards worn, corners bumped. Vol. 1's front board is detached and spine ends chipped. Vols. 2 & 3 have tender front hinges with inside repairs. Minor dark mark on front board of vol. 3. Front pastedowns have bookplates from University of Aberdeen and some tiny ink notes. Endpapers have moderate foxing. Occasional thumbing within. Vol. 1 has ink inscription from 1780 across from title page and inscription at top of title page. Vol. 2 has worm holes in front endpapers extending to p. iii. Vol. 3 especially stained on pages 692-693. Selected pieces from the "Histoire et Memoires de l'Academie," a massive collection of French-language commentary and criticism on Greek and Latin classics. The printing of the "Histoire" began in 1717 and ran through 1809, with the total number of volumes coming to 51; this compilation offers some especially noteworthy treatises from the beginning of the series to 1763. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Elémens de Minéralogie Docimastique. Seconde édition.

      A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1777. - 2 volumes in-8. Portrait gravé. XLVII. 339pp. et 1f. 400pp. 1 table gravée hors-texte. 1 tableau dépliant. XLVI. 1f. Plein veau glacé, dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin havane, triple filet doré encadrant les plats, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque avec chiffre de Louis XVI au dos, charnières légèrement fendillées, coins et coiffes émoussés). Première édition complète, considérablement augmentée par rapport à la première qui ne comportait que 276 pages, de l'un des meilleurs ouvrages de Balthazar Georges Sage (1740-1824), célèbre minéralogiste français, fondateur de l'Ecole des Mines de Paris. L'auteur est notamment resté célèbre pour sa collection de près de 3500 échantillons de minéraux. Table gravée des "Cinq Matières qui servent à Minéraliser les substances métalliques". Quelques petites taches et piqûres. Bel exemplaire finement relié au chiffre de Louis XVI. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Cours de physique expérimentale et théorique formant la dernière partie d'un Cours complet de Philosophie, précédé d'un précis de mathématiques, qui lui sert comme introduction

      Frouillé, Paris 1777 - Plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré, tranches rouges, gardes en papier marbré. Quatre volumes in-12 (164x97 mm), xxxvi-527-(1 bl.)-(4) pages et 5 planches dépliantes / (4)-774 pages, une table et 8 planches dépliantes / (4)-768 pages et une planche dépliante / (4)-552 pages Coiffes et coins abîmés (manque plus important au premier caisson du tome 1), mors des tomes 1 et 2 fendillés Mouillure sans gravité en marge inférieure du tome 2 L'abbé Jean Sauri (1741-1785) fut professeur de philosophie à l'université de Montpellier et rédigea de nombreux manuels scientifiques et philosophiques. Rare édition originale de son cours de physique expérimentale ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full mottled calf, spine gilt in six compartments, marbled endpapers. Four 12mo (164x97 mm), xxxvi-527-(1 bl.)-(4) pages and 5 folding plates / (4)-774 pages, one table and 8 folding plates / (4)-768 pages and 1 folding plate / (4)-552 pages Caps and corners worn, joints of part 1 and 2 splitting Waterstains on the lower margin of part 2 Rare first edition of this lessons on experimental physics In 12 / 12mo 1810g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         La Cyropedie Ou Histoire De Cyrus. Traduite Du Grec De Xenophon

      Chez Les Frères Debure & Moutard Imprimeur-Libraire, A Paris 1777 - 0 XXXV including title, 357 pP Title 420 pages; ".par M. Dacier De l'Académie Royale des Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres - in two complete edited volumes." binding of the time in full garnet havana calf, blind stamped fillet frame on the covers, spine with raised bands adorned with golden fleurons and roulettes, title label in red morocco, golden title, golden fillet on the cuts, red edges. Small tear to a crown, rubbed volume number label, otherwise solid binding in very good condition. Inside in very good condition - no. 8 - 17.5 x 10.5 cm . Very rare first edition of this translation of reference by Mr. Dacier 430 BC/-401 BC. Athens Xenophon was a philosopher and a military leader of ancient Greece born in Erchia near Athens around 430 BC and died around 355 BC In addition to the Anabasis, he wrote a sequel to the history of the war of the Peloponnesus of Thucydides called Les Helléniques. His historical work is impartial, according to Lucien of Samosata, one of the authors that Xenophon has inspired native of the deme of Erchia in Attica, Xenophon is son of Gryllos. His date of birth is discussed: the approximate date of 430 BC is based on the indication that he was a young man at the beginning of the Anabasis. Some authors propose more specific dates. E. Delebecque offers the date of 426 BC, corresponding to the minimum age to participate in the Athenian expedition in Lesvos in 428 BC/427 BC according to historian Claude Mossé. Born into a wealthy aristocratic family, he attended the Sophists, including Prodicus in Thebes; Disciple of Socrates, he portrays his master as a man more interested in morality and logic than by metaphysics, as this appears in the apology of Socrates, the memorable and the Banquet he became a pupil of Socrates. Penetrated with oligarchic ideas, he is hostile to the restoration of democracy after the tyranny of Trente; in the midst of the Socratic, he doesn't get along with Aristippus, or Plato, who he accused to add their ideas to those of Socrates. According to Photios, Xenophon was a student of Isocrates. Only one appearance at auction since publication. Intricate head pieces. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Nouvel Abrégé Chronologique de l'Histoire et du Droit Public d'Allemagne Tomes Premier et Second

      Paris: Delalain, 1777. Leatherbound. Very good. 2 vols.: viii, 728; 690, [2] p. 18 cm. Full leather with gilt trim. All edges red. Edges and corners worn, slightly torn spine head in vol. 2. Mismatched labels on spines. "Minto" bookplates and small reference labels on front pastedowns. Pages bright and clean. French text.

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         Nouvelle histoire générale d'Angleterre, depuis l'origine la plus reculée de ce royaume jusqu'à l'année MDCCLXXX, (1780), ornée des portraits en taille-douce de tous les Rois d'Angleterre,

      Amsterdam: Aux dépens de l'Auteur, 1777. Demi-cuir. Très bon. 2 vol. in-4. XXXII, 304, 248 pages. Reliure muette postérieure. Liste détaillée des souscripteurs. Frontispice (par Noach van der Meer), 12 planches hors-texte.

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         C "Eglise Catholique Ste. Hedwige. Vue par derriere, de la rue Francoise, avec öe Palais du Prince Henry, dans l'éloignement".

      - altkol. Kupferstich v. u. n. v. J. ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1777, 41 x 68 Ernst, Rosenberg, J.G., Nr. 3; Kiewitz 1050; Rave 17. - 3. Zustand mit Verlegeradresse, Dedication und röm. Nummerierung (VIII). - Blick vom kleinen Platz hinter der St. Hedwigkirche, links - im Hintergrund - die Universität. Rechts die Rückseite des Palastes des Markgrafen Heinrich von Schwedt ( Oberwallstraße ). - Der Grundstein der St. Hedwigskirche wurde 1747 gelegt, jedoch verzögerte sich die Fertigstellung ( durch Geldmangel und durch den siebenj. Krieg ) bis zum 1. Nov. 1773 ( = Einweihung der Kirche durch Fürst Krasicki, dem Bischof vom Ermland ).- Schöner Druck mit zurückhaltendem Kolorit. Sprache: Deutsch

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         Opere di Monsignor Jacopo-Benigno Bossuet

      Nella Stamperia de' Fratelli Paci A spese di Andrea Migliaccio, 1777. ITALIANO 13 Tredici volumi della seconda metà del '700 in in 8°;nello specifico il Tomo I è "Vita di monsignor Jacopo-Benigno",stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, sul dorso tassello in pelle con cornice e caratteri incisi in oro, ; fioritura sparsa, tagli poco bruniti, pagine ben conservate, con marginalia i Tomi I, VI, IX, XXVIII, XXXIII, XXXIV, diverse con becca, molte pagine con macchia d'umidità, pochi fori di tarlo, Tomo I e XII con cerniera danneggiata, Tomo XXXIV con legatura appena allentata. Su frontespizi delicata marca tipografica incisa in nero.. Tomo I con bella antiporta, staccata dalla legatura, con il ritratto di Monsignor Jacopo-Benigno Bossuet, incisione di Zaballi, lettera dedicatoria, "Orazioni funebri di Monsignor Jacopo-Benigno Bossuet, Cornici tipografiche incise in nero. USATO

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         Kst.- Karte, v. Rausch n. Friedrich Wilh. Ohsen, "Post Charte der Chur Braunschweigischen und angrenzenden Lande von Friedrich Wilhelm Ohsen, Cancellisten bey Königlicher Geheimen Raht Stube zu Hannover privatim entworfen im Jahre 1774. vermehrt 1777.".

      - mit altem Flächenkolorit, dat. 1777, von 4 Platten gedruckt, zusammensetzbar auf die Größe 105 x 92 (H). Bonnaker, Bibliog. der Straßenkarte kennt diese Fassung nicht. Nur die Erstfassung. Siehe Karten- verzeichnis E.IV.a.a. I.7.- Sehr seltene, noch nicht zusammengesetzte Karte. Unten links übergroße, dek. Titelkartusche mit Landschaftsdarstellung und Fernsicht nach Hannover. Rechts unten weitere kleine Ansicht einer Poststation. Rechts oben einfache Kartusche mit Erklärungen. - Gebiet: Cuxhaven, Lübeck, Magdeburg, Eisleben, Heiligen- stadt, Kassel, Osnabrück, Oldenburg. Verzeichnet sind kleinste Höfe, Postwechsel oder Stationen, sowie diverse Postrouten. In je 15 Segmente zerschnitten und auf Leinwand montiert, faltbar eingerichtet. Sprache: Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Carte du Territoire de Bresce suivant le Plan dresse sur les lieux

      1777. "Rara mappa regionale del territorio di Brescia e dintorni. A differenza di molte altre dell'atlante di Santini, questa mappa regionale d'Italia non è disegnata a partire da De Vaugondy e si basa su fonti italiane. Una delle mappe più dettagliate della regione pubblicata nella metà del XVIII secolo. Cartiglio decorativo con il titolo nell'angolo in alto a sinistra e notevoli dettagli topografici. La mappa è stata pubblicata per la prima volta in ""Atlas Universel dresse sur les meuilleures cartes modernes"" stampato a Venezia fra il 1776 ed il 1784." "Scarce regional map of the Territory of Brescia and environs. Unlike many of the maps in Santini's atlas, this regional map of Italy is not drawn from De Vaugondy and is based upon Italian sources. One of the most detailed maps of the region published in the mid-18th Century. Decorative title cartouche in the upper left corner. First published in ""Atlas Universel dresses sur les meuilleures cartes modernes"" printed in Venice between 1776 and 1784."

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         Un chrétien contre six juifs.

      La Haye, Aux Dépens des Libraires, 1777, pleine basane de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, partie d'une charnière habilement restaurée. -Petite biffure à l'encre de l'époque sur un mot p. 23. -Très bon exemplaire. - in-8 de (2)-303 pp. + 1 f. d'errata après le f. de titre ; Edition originale. Rare.Bengesco, n° 1860, 1 ; Conlon 77 : 1585 ; Cat. Voltaire B.N.F. n° 4561 ; le Réro n'en localise qu'un seul exemplaire (BCU Lausanne)."Écrit en réponse au livre de l'abbé Guenée : "Lettres de quelques juifs portugais, allemands et polonais à M. de Voltaire. 4e édition. augmentée", Paris, 1776, 3 vol. in-12. À la suite sont reproduits : "Éclaircissement historique, à l'occasion d'un libelle calomnieux contre "l'Essai sur les mœurs et l'esprit des nations, par M. Damilaville", annoncé par une note limin. intitulée : "Incursion sur Nonotte, ex-jésuite", réponse, publiée en 1763, à l'ouvrage : "Les Erreurs de M. de Voltaire", par l'abbé Nonnotte et joint alors au t. VI de "l'Essai sur les mœurs", ici attribué pour la première fois à Damilaville. La conclusion : "À Messieurs les six juifs", est signée : "La Roupilière, à Perpignan, 15 septembre 1776". Publié à la fin de 1776, comme l'indique la lettre à d'Argental du 4 décembre 1776 [Besterman, n° 19298]. Le f. n. chiffré en tête du vol. contient l'errata." (B.N.F.).

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         Les Incas, ou la destruction de l'empire du Pérou

      - Chez Lacombe, A Paris 1777, In-8 (13x20,5cm), xij, 338pp. (1) et (4) 383pp. (4), relié. - Edizione illustrata con un frontespizio e 10 belle figure da Moreau le Captioned più giovani. Leganti periodo completo di vitello screziato. Indietro con i nervi decorati. come esposti in marocchino rosso, ed il numero di volume in cera nera. mascelle capo II volume ripristinato. Un foro nella mandibola alla testa volume II. Graffi coda del volume I, lungo le ganasce, e il piano inferiore del secondo volume. 4 angoli ripristinati. Bellissimo esemplare, fresco. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée d'un frontispice et de 10 belles figures par Moreau le jeune légendées, et graves par de Launay, Duclos, de Ghendt, Helman, Leveau. Reliures en plein veau marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison à la cire noire. mors en tête du tome II restaurés. Un trou au mors inférieur en tête du tome II. Epidermures en queue du tome I, le long du mors, et sur le plat inférieur du tome II. 4 coins restaurés. Trace de mouillure sur 2 planches du tome II. Manque le faux-titre du tome I. Bel exemplaire, bien frais. En compilant plusieurs histoires contemporaines de l'invasion du Pérou par les Espagnols, mais surtout l'ouvrage de Las Casas (La découverte des Indes Occidentales), Marmontel a réalisé ce roman assez mélodramatique dans le goût de l'époque, et qui conte la destruction de l'empire du Pérou. Sa préface remarquable stigmatise la vénalité et le fanatisme des conquérants espagnols, même si quelques hommes d'église dénoncèrent les exactions des soldats et chefs de l'armée. Ex libris : Bibliothèque de Mme Colin de Saint Marc.  

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         Elémens de Minéralogie docimastique

      1777 - 2 vol. , portrait, XLVII-339 Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1777, in-8, 2 vol. , portrait, XLVII-339 + [2]-400-XLVI-[2] pp, 2 tableaux, veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronnés, pièces de titre rouges, tomaisons vertes, tranches rouges, Seconde édition. Portrait de l'auteur gravé en frontispice et 2 tableaux hors texte, dont un gravé sur cuivre ("Table des cinq matières qui servent à minéraliser les substances métalliques") et un dépliant ("Tableau des combinaisons de l'acide phosphorique"). Balthazar Georges Sage (1740-1824) ouvrit dans l'officine familiale parisienne de la rue Grégoire de Tours, dès 1760, un cours public et gratuit de minéralogie et de métallurgie "docimastique" qui eut un vif succès. Bel exemplaire, malgré des coupes un peu frottées et des coins légèrement usés ; la reliure du tome 2 est un peu plus usée. Bolton, 795. Hoover Coll, 708. Poggendorff II, 732. Ward & Carozzi 1944. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Reize door Klein Asie. ondernomen op de kosten van het genootschap van Dilettanti, door Richard Chandler Doktor der Godgeleerdheid, lid van het Magdalenenkollegie te Oxford en van het genootschap der oudheden te London. Uit het Egelisch vertaald en met eenige aantekeningen vermeerderd Door O.R.F.W. Winkelman te Utrecht bij G van den Brink, Jansz, Boekverkoper bij 't Stadhuis 1777

      Ytrecht: G. van den Brink, Jansz, 1777. Conditie: 7 . Binding: Contemporary Half Leather Octavo 8vo

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         TRAITE DES TESTAMENTS, CODICILLES, DONATIONS A CAUSE DE MORT, ET AUTRES DISPOSITIONS DE DERNIERE VOLONTE'. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée & augmentée.

      chez Les Libraires Associés, 1777. In-8 gr. (mm. 270x205), 4 voll., brossura coeva, pp. XVI,550; VI,440; VI,452; VI,482,(2). "Suivant les principes et les décisions du droit Romain, les ordonnances, les coutumes & maximes du royaume, tant des pays du droit écrit que coutumiers, & la jurisprudence des arrets". A questo importante trattato di notariato uniamo anche, per una raccolta quasi completa delle sue opere: - "Commentaire de l'Ordonnance de Louis XV sur les substitutions", du mois d'aout 1747, Paris, chez Cellot, 1775, di pp. (4),676. Poderoso volume che contiene in verità 3 differenti trattati: il primo è il "Commentaire de l'ordonnance de Louis XV.." (pp. 370) - il secondo "Traité de la Seigneurie féodale universelle, et du Franc-Alleu naturel (revue, corrigée et considérablément augmentée), pp. 371-470 - il terzo "Traité des curés primitifs", ou l'on examine leur origine, les différentes causes qui y ont donné lieu, leurs droits, prérogatives & charges; les différents moyens Canoniques pour établir leurs droits, la manière de les exercer, & les autres questions sur la meme matière, suivant les décrets des Conciles, les Constitutions des Papes, les Chartes anciennes, les Ordonnances & Déclarations des Rois, & la Jurisprudence des Arrets, pp. 471-676. "Jean-Baptiste Furgole (1690-1761), un des plus habiles jurisconsultes dont la France s'honore, dans ses écrits sur les donations et sur les substitutions, se montre partout maitre de la matière qu'il développe; son style adapté au sujet qu'il traite, est en général d'une extrème clarté: il n'embrasse aucune question, ne pose aucun principe qu'après avoir soigneusement recherché les sources et la décision que les lois romaines, les anciennes ordonnances, le droit coutumier, les cours souveraines et les auteurs les plus estimés y appliquent.." Così Biographie Universelle,XVI, pp. 191-192. Esempl. con barbe, pressoché intonso, ben conservato.

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         Geschichte der Mission der evangelischen Brüder auf den caraibischen Inseln S. Thomas, S. Croix und S. Jan. Herausgegeben von Johann Jakob Bossart.

      Barby, Christian Friedrich Laux und Leipzig, in Commission bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich. 1777 - 2 Bände. 8°. 8 Bl., 444 S., 2 Bl.; 2 Bl., (447)-1068 S., 23 Bl. mit 3 mehrfach gefalt. Kupferstichkarten, 4 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von Sturm und Nussbiegel nach Zeichnungen des Verfassers sowie 1 Tabelle. Hldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückensch. u. reicher Rückenverg. ADB XXIV, 264. Bruun V, Sp. 23. Engelmann II, 194. Sabin 57152. - Erste Ausgabe. - Einbände geringf. berieben, stellenweise etwas stockfleckig, sehr gutes dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle Volume XLVII (47) January to December 1777

      London: David Henry; Elizabeth Newbery. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off. 1777. First Edition. Buff hardback cloth cover. 220mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). iii, 642pp, [xiv] + plates. 10 (of 13) b/w plates and maps (7 fold-out). .

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         Les Incas, ou la destruction de l'empire du Pérou

      Chez Lacombe 1777 - - Chez Lacombe, A Paris 1777, In-8 (13x20,5cm), xij, 338pp. (1) et (4) 383pp. (4), relié. - Edition originale illustrée d'un frontispice et de 10 belles figures par Moreau le jeune légendées, et graves par de Launay, Duclos, de Ghendt, Helman, Leveau. Reliures en plein veau marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs ornés. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, et de tomaison à la cire noire. mors en tête du tome II restaurés. Un trou au mors inférieur en tête du tome II. Epidermures en queue du tome I, le long du mors, et sur le plat inférieur du tome II. 4 coins restaurés. Trace de mouillure sur 2 planches du tome II. Manque le faux-titre du tome I. Bel exemplaire, bien frais. En compilant plusieurs histoires contemporaines de l'invasion du Pérou par les Espagnols, mais surtout l'ouvrage de Las Casas (La découverte des Indes Occidentales), Marmontel a réalisé ce roman assez mélodramatique dans le goût de l'époque, et qui conte la destruction de l'empire du Pérou. Sa préface remarquable stigmatise la vénalité et le fanatisme des conquérants espagnols, même si quelques hommes d'église dénoncèrent les exactions des soldats et chefs de l'armée. Ex libris : Bibliothèque de Mme Colin de Saint Marc. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition illustrated with a frontispiece and 10 beautiful figures by Moreau the young captioned. Binders full marbled vintage calf. Back with ornate nerves. Title pieces in red morocco, and tomaison in black wax. bit at the head of volume II restored. A hole in the lower joint at the head of Volume II. Epidermures at the tail of Volume I, along the joint, and on the lower plate of Volume II. 4 restored corners. Nice copy, very fresh. xij, 338pp. (1) et (4) 383pp. (4) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Vocabulaire des termes de marine anglois et françois, en deux parties ; orné de planches, avec une explication des figures qui y sont contenues, & des définitions de quelques termes de marine, principalement ceux de gréement.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1777, plein veau de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, armes de Louis XVI au centre des plats, coiffes et coins habilement restaurés. -Page 7 de la seconde partie reliée par erreur entre les pp. 2 et 3. - 2 parties en 1 vol. in-4 de XXII-(2)-88-7-(1) pp. + 4 pl. h.t. et 287 pp. + 27 pl. h.t. ; Exemplaire bien complet du feuillet d'errata.Edition originale.Conlon 77 : 1183 ; Polack 5880 (collation erronée) ; Le livre maritime au Siècle des Lumières, p. 65.Dès l'âge de 19 ans, D. Lescallier (Lyon, 1743 - 1822) fut envoyé en Angleterre "pour y apprendre la langue". Il y séjourna trois ans. A son retour, il intégra l'administration de la Marine, fut écrivain de marine (1765), élève commissaire (1767), puis commissaire des ports et arsenaux (1777). Grâce à d'Estaing, il fut chargé par Sartine de rédiger un dictionnaire de marine franco-anglais. Pour cela, il effectua une mission en Angleterre et voyagea ensuite en mer baltique, en Russie, en Suède, sur de gros vaisseaux marchands anglais. Ce n'est qu'après cette longue expérience qu'il publia son Vocabulaire, à l'Imprimerie Royale, pendant la Guerre d'Indépendance américaine. Il fit par la suite une brillante carrière d'administrateur des colonies sous l'Ancien Régime et la Révolution et fut nommé sous l'Empire préfet maritime de Gênes (1806), du Havre (1808-1810) et consul général aux États-Unis (1810).L'auteur précise sa méthode dans son introduction : "J'ai composé ce vocabulaire de deux parties ; la première est une explication en françois, de tous les termes anglois, par ordre alphabétique, avec les phrases nécessaires pour indiquer toutes leurs acceptions : la seconde partie rend pareillement en anglois tous les termes de la Marine françoise. J'ai tâché de ne rien oublier de ce qui regarde la construction, le gréement, la manœuvre, l'amarrage, la navigation, le pilotage, les grades & emplois militaires & civils des deux marines, &c. [ ] Pour rendre ce simple vocabulaire plus intéressant & plus clair, j'ai placé des figures à tous les articles qui m'en ont paru susceptibles, afin de fixer davantage la signification des mots, & d'y mettre en passant un moyen d'instruction aux commençans, qui trouveront une explication du contenu de chaque planche. Dans ces planches, & dans l'explication que j'en ai donnée, je me suis plus attaché au gréement qu'à la construction."Ces 31 planches, dessinées par Lescallier, sont dûes au célèbre graveur Yves Marie Le Gouaz, beau-frère d'Ozanne. Le Gouaz est surtout réputé pour être le graveur du recueil des "Nouvelles vues et perspectives des ports de France", dessinées par Ozanne.Comme le souligne Lescallier, les planches de Le Gouaz sont élégantes et précises.

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        The American Crisis. Number III

      Philadelphia: Styner and Cist, 1777 First stated edition described in The English Short Title Catalog. Right edge of title page torn and page edges damp stained. (Evans 15494). An exceptionally rare printing of the third issue of The American Crisis. Bound with:[Coxe, Tench] The Federalist: containing some strictures upon a pamphlet, entitled, "The pretensions of Thomas Jefferson to the presidency, examined, and the charges against John Adams, refuted." Which pamphlet was first published in the Gazette of the United States, in a series of essays, under the signature of "Phocion. Philadelphia: Gazette of the United States, November 1796. 48 pp. (Evans, 30293) Last two leaves defective.[Everett, David] An Essay on the Rights and Duties of Nations, Boston: David Carlisle, 1807. 62 pp. (Sabin 23242).[Wolcott, Oliver]. British Influence on the Affairs of the United States, Proved and Explained. Boston: Young and Minns, 1804. (Sabin 104983). Upper edge nibbled by a mouse.Granger, Gideon. An Address to the People of New England. Portsmouth: Peirce & Gardner, 1809. 36 pp. Harper, Robert Goodloe. A letter from Robert Goodloe Harper, of South Carolina, to His Constituents. Portsmouth: Charles Peirce, 1801. 16 pp. Otis, Harrison Gray. Remarks and Criticisms on the Hon. John Quincy Adams's Letter. Boston: Joshua Cushing, 1808. Answer to a Federal Pamphlet, Entitled "The Diplomatic Policy of Mr. Madison Unveiled." [Boston: 1819]. 19 pp. Ward, Artemas. Speech of the Honorable Artemas Ward Delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States... Washington: Rapine and Elliot, 1814. 20 pp. Pickering, Timothy. Americans! Listen to the Voice of Truth and Honesty! A Letter from the Hon. Timothy Pickering... Portsmouth: William Treadwell, 1808. Lacking pages 5-8.Interesting Correspondence Between His Excellency Governor Sullivan and Col. Pickering... Newburyport: Thomas & Whipple, 1808. Address of the Republican Committee of the City of New York... In Support of the Nomination of the Hon. De Witt Clinton. New York: 1812. Page 10 damaged. An Appeal to the People on the Causes and Consequences of a War with Great Britain. Boston: T.B. Wait, 1811.An Address of Members of the House of Representatives of the Congress... on the Subject of the War with Great Britain. Boston?; 1812? 32 pp. Plus 7 other titles with the last defective.

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