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         Oeuvres. (Edited by C. Bossut). 5 vols.

      La Haye, Dètune, 1779. 8vo. Five very nice contemporary full mottled calf bindings with gilt title- and tome-labels to richly gilt backs, triple gilt line-borders to boards and single gilt line-ornamentation to edges of boards. Marbled adges. Minor repairs to a few capitals, but overall a very nice copy indeed. Internally very nice, clean, and fresh; printed on good paper. One leaf of volume one with neatly closed tear. Old owner's name to title-page of volume 5. Title-pages printed in red and black. With book-plates of Fritz Trieboe/Twilboe (?), A. Gedeon, and C. Rasch. Frontis-piece portrait, 425 pp.; XII, 549 pp. (last leaf uncut an folded); VIII, 526 pp.; VIII, 456 pp. + 9 engraved plates, of which 8 are folded; VIII, 462 pp. + 5 folded engraved plates, (1) p (directions for the book binder. In all 14 engraved plates, of which 13 are folded. ¶ Scarce first edition of Pascal's collected works, comprising much significant material printed for the first time as well as the second appearance of the announcement of Pascal's groundbreaking calculating machine, the first edition (privately printed) of which from 1645 is impossibly scarce, making this the earliest obtainable edition of the seminal text. "Pascal designed his first mechanical adding machine in 1642. He was not the first to design and construct a mechanical calculator..." but in contrast to Schickard's accomplishments which were destined for a history of obscurity, Pascal, in contrast, "constructed about fifty examples of his machine, of which several are extant; and the machine was well known to the cognoscenti, both through Pascal's own efforts (he hoped to make a profit selling them) and through Diderot's later description of it in the "Encyclopédie" (1751)... In 1645 Pascal published an eighteen-page pamphlet - now extremely rare - describing his calculating machine... The pamphlet does not identify a place of printing or a printer's name, so we may assume that Pascal himself paid for its printing. When we wrote this bibliography, OCLC cited only two copies of this pamphlet in one French library and no copies and North America." The pamphlet was reprinted, along with additional material, in volume IV (pp. 7-30) of the present "Oeuvres". The additional material consists of Pascal's 1650 letter to Queen Christina of Sweden; the privilege for its construction and sale issued in 1649 and published for the first time here ; and Diderot's description of it for the "Encyclopédie", along with two plates. Also of interest here is the reprint of Pascal's 1654 paper introducing his triangle of binominal coefficients (Pascal's Triangle), included in Volume V, pages 1-54. Pascal's invention "predated the concepts of computation of the values of polynomial functions by differences." (Lee 1995, 538)." (Origins of Cyberspace No. 13). In the present edition the Pascal-Noël correspondence on the vacuum is also printed for the first time, along with other pieces on the vacuum as well as his correspondence with Fermat and deRibeyre.Origins of Cyberspace: 13.Brunet: IV,395; Tchemerzine: IX, p78, f): "Les Oeuvres Scientifiques de Pascal sont recueillies dans l'édition des Oeuvres, La Haye, chez Detune, libraire, 1779. 5 vol. in 8. Titre rouge et noir. Publiée par l'Abbé Bossut. Les oeuvres scientifiques occupent les tomes IV et V.

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         Trials for Adultery, or the History of Divorces. Being Select Trials at Doctors Commons.... 7 Volumes (Complete Set)

      London: Printed for S. Bladon, 1779. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavos. Variously paginated. Includes 20 full-page copperplate engravings. Bound in late 19th century full plum straight-grained morocco by Morrell. Signed (in type) on the verso of the front flyleaves by Morrell. The bindings show some rubbing and wear, and there are spots of abrasions on some of the hinges and spine ends. A few of the raised bands are bumped or scuffed. Still, an attractive set overall. The gilt is still bright and the bindings are sound. Gilt inner dentelles, and all edges gilt. Text blocks are sound. The text in most of the volumes is clean, although some of the pages will show some foxing, and a few pages have heavy foxing and smudging from handling. A few of the pages have been re-margined at the fore edges, not affecting the text. Each volume has a bookplate on the front pastedown of "C. L. F. Robinson, Newport, R.I." The bookplate shows a crest with a stag standing above a helmet and a shield with three other stags. The motto on the banner is "Virtute non Verbis." We believe this is Charles L. F. Robinson, who was the President of Colt Firearms from 1911 to 1916. The bookplate is a listed bookplate and was engraved by Edwin Davis French (1851-1906). Davis produced over 300 fine bookplates between 1893 and his death, and he was a founding member of the American Fine Arts Society. Many of his clients were members of the Grolier Club, although we do not know if Robinson was a member. Volumes 1-3 are dated 1779 on the copyright pages; Volumes 4-7 are dated 1780. Some plates in all volumes have 1780 dates. Volumes 5 & 6 also have plates dated 1796 and 1797.

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         Fiestas por la llegada de Fernando VII y María Amalia de Sajonia en su visita real a Terrassa

      Cataluña - ANÓNIMO (dibujo) ANTONI BRUSI MIRABÉN (1779-1881) (litografía) Barcelona, ca. 1828. Pareja de litografías, con dos escenas cada una, que muestran: la Puerta, el Arco Triunfal, el Carruaje Real y la Comparsa. Visita de los monarcas a la ciudad de Terrassa el abril de 1828. En ángulo inferior derecho: "Litog. De Brusi". Esta obra fue la respuesta editorial de Brusi a la pérdida del privilegio editorial a favor de la imprenta de la Viuda de Agustín Roca. Buen estado de conservación. Grandes márgenes. Precio de las dos litografías. Siglo/Century: XIX Litografía Papel verjurado Grabador/Engraver: Brusi Miraben, Antoni Dibujante/Draw Artist: Anónimo Circa 1828 Altura papel/Paper height: 438 Anchura papel/Paper width: 632 Altura plancha/Plate height: Anchura plancha/Plate width:

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         "Giuseppe Flavio (Flavius Iosephus), Delle opere di Giuseppe Flavio dall'original testo greco nuovamente tradotte In Lingua Italiana e illustrate con note dall'abate Francesco Angiolini piacentino Tomo Primo In cui si contengono i primi otto Libri delle Antichità Giudaiche [marca tipogr. incisa]; In Verona [doppia linea] Per gli eredi di Marco Moroni. Con licenza de' Superiori e privilegio MDCCLXXIX // Id." Id. Tomo Secondo In cui si contengono gli altri otto Libri delle Antichità Giudaiche Id. // Id. Id. Tomo Terzo In cui gli ultimi quattro Libri delle Antichità Giudaiche la Vita dell'Autore scritta da lui medesimo i due libri contro Apione e l'unico de' Maccabei coll'indice necessario Id. MDCCLXXX. // Id. Id. Tomo Quarto In cui si contengono i sette Libri della distruzione di Gerusalemme coll'indice necessario Id

      Moroni Marco, eredi, 1779. "4° [cm. 29 x 21] 4 tomi con 4 front.; pp XVI + 477 + 3 n.n.;404; 392 + 68 + 2 n.n.; 518. Leg. coeva in cartoncino ricoperto di carta decorata scolorita e danneggiata soprattutto nei dorsi; scollato quello del primo tomo. Capilettera e finalini decorati. Macchie d'acqua nel margine esterno. A fogli chiusi i primi tre tomi. Sulla guardia anteriore del primo tomo ex libris del parroco Giovanni Archetti." Verona Moroni Marco eredi

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         Memorias Históricas sobre la Marina Comercio y Artes de la Antigua Ciudad de Barcelona

      Antonio De Sancha, Madrid 1779 - 1779-1792. 4 tomos en holandesa piel en buen estado general con leves roces en lomo, formato 4º. Bella edición ilustrada con cabeceras y viñetas grabadas en cobre por reputados artistas. La obra es excelente y contiene un arseñal de documentos y datos de primera mano. I: XXIV-148 pág. 4 h. primeras páginas con leves marcas de agua en esquina superior. II: XVI-471-124 pág. III pág. primeras páginas con leve marca de agua. III: XX-377 pág. 10 h. IV: XXXIV-418 pág. 133 pág. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Trials for Adultery, or the History of Divorces. Being Select Trials at Doctors Commons. 7 Volumes (Complete Set)

      Printed for S. Bladon, London 1779 - Octavos. Variously paginated. Includes 20 full-page copperplate engravings. Bound in late 19th century full plum straight-grained morocco by Morrell. Signed (in type) on the verso of the front flyleaves by Morrell. The bindings show some rubbing and wear, and there are spots of abrasions on some of the hinges and spine ends. A few of the raised bands are bumped or scuffed. Still, an attractive set overall. The gilt is still bright and the bindings are sound. Gilt inner dentelles, and all edges gilt. Text blocks are sound. The text in most of the volumes is clean, although some of the pages will show some foxing, and a few pages have heavy foxing and smudging from handling. A few of the pages have been re-margined at the fore edges, not affecting the text. Each volume has a bookplate on the front pastedown of "C. L. F. Robinson, Newport, R.I." The bookplate shows a crest with a stag standing above a helmet and a shield with three other stags. The motto on the banner is "Virtute non Verbis." We believe this is Charles L. F. Robinson, who was the President of Colt Firearms from 1911 to 1916. The bookplate is a listed bookplate and was engraved by Edwin Davis French (1851-1906). Davis produced over 300 fine bookplates between 1893 and his death, and he was a founding member of the American Fine Arts Society. Many of his clients were members of the Grolier Club, although we do not know if Robinson was a member. Volumes 1-3 are dated 1779 on the copyright pages; Volumes 4-7 are dated 1780. Some plates in all volumes have 1780 dates. Volumes 5 & 6 also have plates dated 1796 and 1797. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Conciones annuales in dominicas.

      z.n. 1779. "(214) p. Origineel Perkament, 4° (Laat 18e eeuws handschrift met 27 gelegenheidspredikatiën. Resp. ter gelegenheid van Hemelvaart, Pinksteren, Trinitatis, Sacramentsdag, en de 23 zondagen na Pinksteren. De tweede en vierde preek zijn linksboven gedateerd met het jaar 1779, 3 blanco pagina's missen. Het gehele werk is door dezelfde persoon geschreven in een aantrekkelijk en goed leesbaar handschrift, wel is er verschil in de netheid van het schrift en de inkt waarmee de tekst is geschreven. De schrijver van het werk is onbekend, uit de inhoud blijkt dat deze een katholieke achtergrond had. Het werk is voorzien van een titel op de voorzijde van het eerste blad, welke is geschreven en omlijst met rode inkt. Hierop volgend staan de 27 predikatiën, van ieder ca. 8 paginas, geschreven met bruine inkt, elk beginnend op een nieuwe pagina en voorzien van een Latijnse titel. Afsluitend volgt een register van de inhoud welke tevens is geschreven en omlijst met rode inkt. Een fraai en origineel handschrift.)".

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         Della pena di morte. Edizione seconda riveduta, illustrata, ed arricchita dall'Autore

      nella regia ducal corte, per Giuseppe Richino Malatesta stampatore regio camerale, 1779. Cm. 21, pp. (8), xii, 115 (1). Legatura coeva in cartonato alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Tracce di polvere alla legatura, qualche sporadica e trascurabile macchietta. Esemplare in barbe e complessivamente ben conservato. Paolo Vergani (1753-1820), pensatore politico ed economista piemontese, fu vicino alle posizioni cattoliche. Il suo trattato sulla pena di morte, insieme al Discorso sulla giustizia criminale e a un saggio sul duello, contribuirono alla riforma del diritto penale italiano. Vergani trascorse gli ultimi anni della vita a Parigi, dove perlatro proseguì la sua produzione scientifica, ininterrotta per oltre trent'anni. Rara seconda edizione, rivista e aumentata dall'Autore. Cfr. Iccu; Edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana, II, 2, p. 889..

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         De monetis Italiae Medii Aevi hactenus non evulgatis quae in patrio musao servantur una cum earundem iconibus novissima dissertatio.

      typis Joseph Rinaldi, 1779. Cm. 27, pp. (6) 106. Bell'antiporta figurata con stemmi araldici, frontespizio in rosso e nero e 14 tavole incise in rame fuori testo. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con nervi passanti e titoli su doppio tassello al dorso. Tagli colorati. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato, stampato su carta particolarmente forte. Dissertazione che segue i precedenti sudi del Bellini in materia numismatica.

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         Ueber die Geschichte der Erfindung der Buchdruckerkunst. Bey Gelegenheit einiger neuern darüber geäusserten besondern Meynungen. Nebst der vorläufigen Anzeige des Inhaltes seiner Geschichte der Erfindung der Buchdruckerkunst

      - 56 pp. Large 4to, attractive antique calf-backed paste-paper boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: J.G.I. Breitkopf, 1779. First edition. Breitkopf's projected history of printing, of which the author completed the first part (and which remained in manuscript) and left material for the second part, was never published. Fine copy. ? Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 81. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         L' Empire De La Chine, avec La Tartarie Chinoise d' aprés l' Atlas Chinois. A Paris Par M. Bonne. - À Venise Par P. Santini 1779.':.

      - kolorierter Kupferstich aus Atlas Universel . b. Paolo Santini in Venedig, dat. 1779, 48 x 54,5 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. Q - Z, S. 105. - Zeigt China mit der Mongolei, Korea und Japan sowie den Inseln Formosa (Taiwan) und Hainan. - Unten rechts dekorative ausgemalte Titelkartusche mit Allegorien. - Oben links Kartusche mit Meilenzeiger. This handsome map of the Chinese Empire is based on a map by Rigobert Bonne. - The map shows China, Taiwan, Coree and Haynan. - A large title cartouche of Chinese figures and ornaments fills the lower right.

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         L'Empire De La Chine, Avec La Tartrie Chinoise d'Apres l'Atlas Chinois

      1779. "Mappa di grande formato della Cina, basata in parte sulle informazioni derivate dall'Atlas of China di Bonne. La mappa mostra tutta la Cina, con un colore di contorno per le province, la Corea, il Giappone e Taiwan. Cartiglio decorativo con il titolo nell'angolo in basso a destra e particolari topografici degni di nota. Tratta da ""Atlas Universel"", stampato tra il 1776 e il 1784. Buone condizioni." "Fine large format map of China, based in part on information derived from Bonne's Atlas of China. The map shows all of China, with outline color for the provinces, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. Decorative thematic cartouche in the lower right corner and noteworthy topographical details are shown. From ""Atlas Universel"" printed in 1776-84. Very good condition."

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         Mémoire sur la découverte du magnétisme animal [Relié avec :] Les débris du baquet ou Lettres critiques de la requête de Mesmer. A Paris, Chez les Marchands de Nouveauté. 1784

      P.Fr. Didot le jeune, Paris 1779 - Demi vélin pastiche Un volume in-8 (190x124 mm), (2))vi-85-(1 bl.) pages / 23 pages . . Édition originale du plus important ouvrage de Mesmer dans lequel il présente ses travaux sur le magnétisme animal. Mesmer pensait qu'un "magnétisme animal" imprègnait l'univers et existait en toute chose vivante. Il croyait que sa transmission d'une personne à une autre pourrait guérir diverses maladies nerveuses grâce à ses propriétés curatives. Arrivé à Paris en 1778, il a mis en place des cures de guérisons lucratives employant des rituels élaborés destinés à impressionner ses patients. Le succès fut immédiat. Mesmer a été ensuite discrédité par un comité de l'Académie française des sciences (comprenant Lavoisier et Benjamin Franklin) et en 1785 a été forcé de quitter la ville. Si beaucoup de ses contemporains ont considéré ce que l'on appelle aujourd'hui le Mesmérisme comme du charlatanisme, sa théorie du magnétisme animal a jeté les bases de l'hypnose moderne et de la psychothérapie. II. Plaquette fort rare critiquant les pratiques de Mesmer. Le baquet magnétique était une invention de Franz Anton Mesmer conçue pour stocker et distribuer fluide magnétiquel. C'était une baignoire en bois partiellement rempli avec des bouteilles d'eau magnétisée. Lors des cures, le patient était placé dans cette baignoire qui était recouverte d'un couvercle en bois. Exemplaire très frai, relié sur brochure, à toute marge Crabtree [10 : "A foundational work in the history of modern psychology. In this, Mesmer’s first and most influential public presentation of his theory of animal magnetism, he describes the context of his discovery of animal magnetism, depicts the first cures performed through its application, and sets forth twenty-seven propositions which delineate its nature and effects"], Garrison-Morton [4992.1 : "The attention Mesmer directed toward hypnosis and suggestion in psychiatry led eventually to its scientific investigation by Braid and others"]. Printing and the Mind of Man [225 : "Suggestibility on the part of the patient can, without question, be a key to his recovery; and having found this out Mesmer became, unwittingly, a pioneer of psychotherapy"], Heirs [1013 : "his theory of animal magnetism laid the foundations of modern hypnosis and suggestion therapy] || 2. Crabtree [50] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Quarter limp vellum, antic style 8vo (190x124 mm), (2))vi-85-(1 bl.) pages / 23 pages . . First edition of the main work of Mesmer, The manifesto of animal magnetism. It's now considered as a foundational work in the history of modern psychology. II. Rare pamphlet against Mesmer. Very fresh copy. Crabtree [10 : "A foundational work in the history of modern psychology. In this, Mesmer’s first and most influential public presentation of his theory of animal magnetism, he describes the context of his discovery of animal magnetism, depicts the first cures performed through its application, and sets forth twenty-seven propositions which delineate its nature and effects"], Garrison-Morton [4992.1 : "The attention Mesmer directed toward hypnosis and suggestion in psychiatry led eventually to its scientific investigation by Braid and others"]. Printing and the Mind of Man [225 : "Suggestibility on the part of the patient can, without question, be a key to his recovery; and having found this out Mesmer became, unwittingly, a pioneer of psychotherapy"], Heirs [1013 : "his theory of animal magnetism laid the foundations of modern hypnosis and suggestion therapy] || 2. Crabtree [50] In 8 / 8vo 251g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany with Anecdotes relating to some Eminent Characters , in 2 volumes

      2. edition, corrected, XVI+451+XV+439 pages sider, Printed for W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, London, 1779, Bound in 2 very fine full contemporary polished calf with raised bands and with rich gilded spines with red and green gilt labels, Boards with fin With old bookplates James Robertson Esq.

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         Infinitinomii dignitatum Exponentis Indeterminati. Historia, Leges ac Formulae. Accessit Methodus Potentiarum problematis solvendis quamplurimis accomodata et Serierum ab evolutione factorum quotcunque oriundum genesis

      Gottingae, Dietrich, 1779. - in-4. XXII. 180pp. Demi basane, dos lisse orné (Reliure ancienne). Edition en partie originale de cet ouvrage sur le calcul différentiel, son histoire et le rôle des grands mathématiciens: Leibnitz, de Moivre, Bernouilli, Euler, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Revolutionary War

      July 4, 1779. (American Revolution: Manufacturing Munitions) Manuscript Document Signed "Jonth Dimon Lt Colo", one page, quarto (7.75" x 7.25"), Fairfield, [Connecticut], July 4, 1779, an invoice for funds due veteran Gershom Hubbel for "running Balls" and "making cartridges". Hubbell was a former prisoner of war (captured at Fort Washington) who following his exchange decided to remain out of active service. Instead he performed work in support of his former comrades, many of whom are mentioned on this document including Elisha Bradley, Sergeant Stephen Stratton, Ensign George Burr. All of these men, together with Hubbell served in a militia company commanded by Dimon in May 1775. Gershom Hubbell (1732-1802) served as a Lieutenant in Capt. Dimon's Compnay from Fairfield in May 1775. Hubbell also Served as a member of Captain Abel's Company in Bradley's Battalion, Wadsworth's Brigade From June 20 to Nov. 16, 1776. According to the records he was taken prisoner at Fort Washington. According to pension records he was born on July 29, 1729 in Fairfield Co. and served in Abel's company for 2 years beginning May 1776. He married in 1769 to Sarah St. John and died on April 14, 1802. According the pension narrative of the widow of Ichabod Perry, another member of Abel's company, was imprisoned aboard a ship in New York after the fall of Ft. Washington and was paroled in February 1777 and exchanged in May. Arron Bennitt, another member of that company, was also captured at Fort Washington, and his narrative reports he was paroled in late January 1777 for eight months. Jonathan Dimon was from Fairfield and began as a Captain of his own Fairfield Company in May 1775. He served in the Connecticut militia in the 4th Regiment commanded by Col. Gold S. Silliman of Fairfield from May 1775 to October 1776, and then by Col. Samuel Whiting from October 1776 to 1780. Dimon assumed command 1780 and continued in that position to 1782. It is interesting to note here that Hubbell also charged the state for the services of his son as an express rider. A fascinating document illustrating the small-scale domestic industry which proved indispensable to supplying American forces during the Revolutionary War.Light toning, slightly irregular margins, else fine condition.

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         CATARACTES DE L'IMAGINATION, Déluge de le Scribomanie, Vomissement Littéraire, Hémorragie Encyclopédique, Monstre des Montres, par Épiménide l'Inspiré.

      Dans l'antre de Trophonius, au Pays des Visions, 1779 [Genève ?]. - 4 volumes in-12 (17 x 10 cm) de 363-(1) ; 338 ; 316 et 417 pages. Frontispice gravé à l'eau-forte aux tomes I et II (imprimés sur papier bleu). Cartonnage plein papier à la colle bleu à l'imitation des cartonnages de l'époque. Petits coins de parchemin. Pièces de titre à l'encre sur papier aux dos. Les gardes blanches sont absentes. Bien complet de tous les faux-titres et des deux très-jolis frontispices. Très bon état de l'ensemble. Édition originale rare et unique édition de cet ouvrage complètement "fou".Tout a été écrit ou presque sur Jean-Marie Chassaignon (1743-1795), nous renverrons donc aux principales notices biographiques de référence, notamment à celle de Benoît Melançon publiée en mai 1998. "Mystique et instable" pour les uns, ce lyonnais de 44 ans donnait dans ces 4 volumes un ensemble de textes imbriqués et très compliqué à démêler. Benoît Melançon, de l'Université de Montréal, croit déceler chez Chassaignon un homme très érudit, nourri de ses très nombreuses lectures, cherchant à exposer aux lecteurs, selon son plan impénétrable, ses critiques, ses visions, ses sensations, toutes faites de l'ingestion et de la déjection de ses propres sensations. Cet ouvrage bizarre, produit par un cerveau en délire, comme l'écrivait Hoefer au XIXe siècle (Biographie Générale), porte en lui les germes du monde nouveau. Celui d'après les Lumières. Chez Chassaignon les Lumières étaient allumées au rouge sang, parfois noires comme la mort, clignotantes ou persistantes, mais jamais éteintes. En lire quelques passages permet de s'en convaincre rapidement.Alors, Chassaignon malade mental ? A classer parmi les fous littéraires (ce qui a été fait) ; Chassaigné illuminé ? prophète ? lucide ? extra-lucide ? conscient de son état ? Ce qui est certain c'est qu'il laisse ici un "Monstre" d'où sortent les "Entrailles du Monstre", laissant finalement pointer un "Arrière-Monstre" non moins effrayant que tout le reste. Quérard insiste quant à lui sur la profonde érudition déployée par l'auteur tout au long des volumes, cependant mêlée d'incohérence. " [.] Dieu vivant, qui lis dans le fond de mon âme . qui connaît le but de mon ouvrage . dont le souffle brûlant pénètre jusqu'à la moelle de mes os . dont le sans ineffable rougit mes entrailles et m'inonde tout entier . Être souverain, que j'invoque au lever de l'aurore, que j'invoque au coucher du soleil. j'en appelle à toi [.]" (extrait du IIIe volume). Chassaignon pouvait-il être tout à fait lucide et conscient du plan de son ouvrage ? « Si, malgré tous mes aveux et mes protestations, écrit-il dans sa préface, on s'obstine encore à me démontrer que mon ouvrage est extravagant, et que je n'aurais jamais dû le mettre au jour, esprits froids, apathiques géomètres, m'écrierai-je, en lançant un regard de colère sur mes persécuteurs acharnés, qui n'avez jamais senti remuer votre être, tressaillir, fermenter vos facultés, qui n'avez jamais éprouvé le bouleversement d'une âme impétueuse, accablée du poids de ses idées, tourmentée par une excessive énergie et par un besoin d'explosion. Ah! si vous connaissiez les pénibles convulsions d'un enthousiasme retenu, plus indulgents, vous me plaindriez et vous applaudiriez aux débordements de mon imagination. » « J'écris non pour les cerveaux froids, mais pour les têtes ardentes », écrit-il encore. Voici là un livre propre a "épouvanter le public" ! (volume I). Le seconde figue est légendée "Tremble, Impie, il est un Enfer :" (visions mortuaires et infernales assaillant l'auteur). Le premier frontispice, tout aussi curieux, montre l'auteur assaillit par les Muses "Muses retirez vous, je cède à mon génie." Curiosité dans la curiosité si l'on peut dire, les pages 205 à 215 du tome IV sont imprimées en rouge et noir. Pourquoi ? Aucune idée . (mais c'est original).Bel exemplaire [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Traité des mines, à l'usage des jèunes militaires & de ceux qui voudront aquérir une idée nette de toutes les parties de cette science.

      Münster, chez Philippe Henry Perrenon 1779.. 4°. XVIII, 1 Bl., 216 S. Mit 7 mehrf. gefalt. Kupfertaf. (je 36 x 40 cm.). Ldr. d. Zt. Rückengoldpräg., Kanten berieb. Mehrf. gestemp. VD18 10657274; Jähns III, 2845: - "Der Ingen.- und Artill.-Major Etienne stand in schaumburgischen Diensten und widmete das Werk seinem Herrn, dem. reg. Grafen Philip Ernst. Es zerfällt in 4 Abschnitte. - Im 1. gibt der Verf. Grundbegriffe und Definitionen der Kunstausdrücke und schildert die Arbeit in den verschiedenen Bodenarten. Der 2. Abschnitt handelt von den Ausmauerungen der Gegenminen, der 3. von den Verästelungen der Minen, ihren Herden und Ladungen, de 4. vom Dienst in den Konterminen. - Durchweg steht die Verteidigung im Vordergrunde; das Vefahren des Angreifers wird immer nur geglegentlich gestreift. - Bousmard hat diese Arbeit eingehend benutzt (S. 2815) und ebenso liegt sie dem wohl von Struensee verfaßten 260 S. langen Artikel 'Minirkunst' in Krünitz' Enycclopädie zu Grunde [1791]".

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         A Youth Rescued from a Shark

      Hand-coloured mezzotint (measuring 462 by 598 mm) cut within original platemark to the edges of the image, mounted on larger sheet (measuring 568 by 710 mm) with a watercolour border. A few small stains to the print, very good otherwise. Larger sheet is slightly dust-soiled and has some minor closed tears to the margins. We cannot provide the state, as the lettering (found below the image in untrimmed examples) is not present. [London,   

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         II.eme vue de Ruines du Pont d'Auguste sur la Nera a Narni

      1779. Bella veduta prospettica delle rovine del ponte di Augusto, a Narrni, sul fiume Nera. Sulla collina a sinistra è visibile la cittadina umbra. La veduta, come si evince dal titolo, è la seconda di una coppia di incisioni basate su opere di Jakob Philipp Hackert (1737 - 1807). Incisione su rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. One of a pair of engravings after Jakob Philipp Hackert (1737-1807). The view shows the ruins of the bridge of Augustus over the River Nera with the hill-top town of Narni visible in the background. Jacob Philipp or Johann Philipp Hackert was born in Prenzlau. He travelled extensively within Europe and was one of a group of artists who achieved a notable degree of success with their images of picturesque landscapes. He spent a great deal of his time in Italy, particularly Rome, Florence and Naples. He worked both for Catherine the Great of Russia and for King Ferdinand of Naples. His brother Georg Hackert (1755-1805) accompanied him to Naples and set up as an engraver and print-seller in 1786. Etching, in very good condition.

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         Manifiesto de los motivos en que se ha fundado la conducta del Rey Christianísimo respecto á la Inglaterra, con la Exposicion de los que han guiado al Rey nuestro Señor para su modo de proceder con la misma potencia.

      [Colophon] Madrid, Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1779. - 4°, modern stiff vellum, manuscript title and date written vertically on spine. Minor repairs to final printed leaf and terminal blank leaf, without loss. Clean and crisp. In very good condition overall. (1 l.), 43 pp., (1 blank l.). A-F . Text with the Manifiesto and Exposicion in 2 parallel columns. *** First separate edition in Spanish - apparently preceded by publication in the Gazeta de Madrid of August 20, 1779 - and the first to contain the lengthy commentary outlining the position of the Spanish government. This important document consists of two texts: the French government's justification of its support for American independence (here in Spanish translation), and a much longer commentary justifying Spain's declaration of war against England on June 21, 1779. Spain's grievances (English harassment of its shipping and encroachment on its American possessions) are summarized. Most of the commentary, however, details Spanish attempts over the preceding year to mediate an Anglo-French truce and de facto English recognition of American independence.Originally published in Paris in July, 1779 under the title Exposé des motifs de la conduite du Roi de France, relativement à l'Angleterre, the French text was quickly reprinted in several journals and in other pamphlet editions, both in Paris and in Madrid. An English translation appeared in The Annual Register for 1779 as well as in pamphlet form. Edward Gibbon replied on behalf of the British government in his Mémoire justificatif pour servir de réponse à l'Exposé, published in London the same year in English and French editions.*** Palau 148724: citing also a Barcelona, 1779 reprint. Sabin 44282. Not in JFB, Howes, or Streeter sale. Cf. Adams, The American Controversy 79-38 and 79-45 for the various French and English editions. Copac cites only the Barcelon 1779 reprint, at British Library. Not located in Melvyl. NUC: MiU-C, RPJCB, MH-L (with manuscript note that the text was first published in the Gazeta de Madrid, August 20, 1779). [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A View of the Hulks, at Woolwich in Kent, with some of the Convicts heaving up Ballast, and others on Show wheeling it to the Places where the Embankments are made by them

      Printed & Sold by Carington Bowles, Published as the Act directs, London 1779 - Handcoloured engraving, 360 x 505 mm. in fine original condition, mounted. Earliest issue of this fascinating depiction with vibrant contemporary handcolouring of convicts from the hulks labouring on the dockyards at Woolwich on the river Thames.The use of derelict ships as floating prisons really began with the loss of the American colonies following the War of Independence. The hulks were unpopular, but as this image vividly shows, they were considered a source of useful prison labour: a description of Woolwich in 1785 by Duncan Campbell, a contractor and overseer of the hulks, corresponds to this scene, with particular notice of convicts raising gravel for ballast and construction, sawing timber and constructing earthworks and embankments. The departure of the First Fleet under Captain Arthur Philip and the foundation of a penal colony in New South Wales in 1788 was largely motivated by chronic overcrowding of the Thames hulks, but actually did little to alleviate conditions; indeed, it has been established that around the time that the Fleet sailed 'the hulk establishments at Portsmouth and Woolwich were expanded because of the demand for labour in the dockyards' (A.G.L. Shaw, Convicts and the Colonies, p. 49).This is an example of the earliest and rare issue "Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map and Print Warehouse, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London"and "Published as the Act directs, 24 June, 1779". This can be compared with later examples in both the State Library of New South Wales and the National Library, which have a different caption and imprint for "Bowles & Carver" at the same address. Carington Bowles was a print and mapseller principally associated with the sale of local travelling maps and town guides. He died in 1793 and after his death the business passed to his son Henry Carington Bowles who is known to have gone into business with Samuel Carver in the premises at St. Pauls. Small expert paper repair to lower margin,

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         Le Royaume de Sardaigne...

      1779. "La carta edita dell'editore veneziano Paolo Santini (1700 ca.-1784) è la prima delle numerose rielaborazioni della carta ""degli ingegneri piemontesi"" pubblicata nell'Atlas général del Le Rouge nel 1753. Essa era inserita nell'Atlas Universel, inciso presso Remondini nel 1784, dove compariva alla tavola 26 del secondo tomo. L'opera era stata infatti pubblicata a Venezia in due parti (la prima era del 1776) e conteneva carte datate tra il 1776 e il 1784. Nell'angolo in alto a sinistra è riportato un testo di poche righe sulla storia della Sardegna, nel quale si ricorda soprattutto l'avvicendarsi dei vari dominatori. Brevi didascalie sono anche all'interno del disegno, come la scritta in lingua francese ""popoli conquistati che non pagano le tasse"", posta in prossimità delle montagne della Nurra. Sono inoltre segnalati sulla carta per mezzo di una piccola spada tre campi di battaglia, accompagnati dalla data degli scontri, particolare che verrà ripreso pochi anni dopo nelle carte di von Reilly. Cartiglio decorativo con il titolo nell'angolo in alto a destra 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. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, buono stato di conservazione." "A large and detailed map of the Kingdom of Sardinia. This map was based on the manuscript maps drawn on the island by Piedmontese Engineers. Decorative title cartouche in the upper right corner. First published in ""Atlas Universel dresses sur les meuilleures cartes modernes"" printed in Venice between 1776 and 1784. Copperplate with contemporary outline colour, very good condition."

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         Catalogue de tableaux des trois écoles & autres objets qui composent le cabinet de M. de P.***

      Chez la veuve Musier|& Remy|& Basan 1779 - - Chez la veuve Musier & Remy & Basan, A Paris 1779, In-8 (11x18,5cm), (2) 110pp., relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge fin XIXe sur brochure non rognée. Dos lisse janséniste. Titre et date dorés. Couvertures marbrées d'époque conservées. Légers frottements en coiffes et sur les plats. Collection provenant d'un grand cabinet de cuirosités et comportant 651 numéros. La vente s'est étalée sur une semaine, à partir du 9 mars 1779, à Paris, au grand couvent des pères Augustins, et a été réalisée par Basan (marchand d'estampes) et Remy (peintre ordinaire du roi). Outre les tableaux, pastels et gouaches, on y distingue des peintures en miniatures, sur émail, des estampes, des bronzes, marbres, plâtres, vases de porcelaine, des livres gravés. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition. Binding half red morocco late nineteenth on untrimmed brochure. Jansenist smooth back. Title and date golden. Vintage marbled wrappers preserved and bound in. Light rubbing in caps and on the boards. (2) 110pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Antique Print-SEA CHART-CANADA-ISHTMUS OF CHIGNECTO-NOVA SCOTIA-Sartine-1779

      1779 - Antique print, titled: 'Plan de l'Isthme de l'Acadie compenant le Beau-Bassin avec une Partie de la Baie Verte.' - A decorative map/chart of the Ishtmus of Chignecto, on the border of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, in the Southeast of Canada. A scarse map as we do not see it offered anywhere. Description: Published by Antoine de Sartine, comte d'Alby (1729-1801), based on a manuscript map from the "Depot General de la Marine", 1779. Ref: Phillips, Atlases 1211, no. [15].Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Petit' after an anonymous artist. Engraving on hand laid paper. Anonymous. Very good, given age. The margins browned and with some stains. Some small stains and soiling in the image. A strip of contemporary paper is attached to the rear of the top margin (possibly for binding purposes). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 36 x 25.5 cm. The image size is ca. 24.5 x 22 cm. The overall size is ca. 14.2 x 10 inch. The image size is ca. 9.6 x 8.7 inch. Storage location: Overasselt-277

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         Carte du Mexique et de la Nouvelle Espagne

      1779 - 57 x 69 cm. Mapa de México y Centroamérica que se extiende desde Baja California hasta Costa Rica que muestra con gran detalle lagos y ríos. Formó parte del Atlas Universal de Santini, publicado en Venecia en 1779. Las exploraciones de La Salle en Texas en 1685 aparecen indicadas, así como los descubrimientos franceses cerca de Galveston en 1720. Un cartouche decorativo se ubica en la esquina inferior derecha y contiene un lagarto, unos nativos, una cascada y flora tropical. Al centro abajo hay cuatro escalas.

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         Hermetisches A. B. C. derer achten Weisen alter und neuer Zeiten vom Stein der Weisen. Erster bis Vierter Teil [kmpl.]. Erstausg.

      Berlin, bey Christian Ulrich Ringmacher, 1778-1779. - 4 Bll., 318 S., 1 Bl. / 348 S. / 299 S. / 325 S., 1 Bl., Kl.-8° u. 8°, Vier unterschiedliche Einbände d. Zt. Ferguson I, 397 (mit Inhaltsverz.); Brüning 5209; Duveen S. 292; Wellcome III, 254; Kopp II, 332; Bernus 233; Karl R.H. Frick "Die Erleuchteten" S.424ff; Ackermann V/1334: "Die überaus seltene Originalausgabe, die fast gar nicht mehr in den Handel kommt [.] Das Werk enthält im Auszuge 73 der seltensten alten Hauptwerke aus den Gebieten der Alchemie, Rosenkreuzerei,.Kabbala etc." - Unter den Verfassern finden sich u.a. Aristoteles, Brotoffer (Rotbart), Abr. Eleazar, Marsilius Ficinus, Fictuld, Grasshoff, Jamsthaler, Jane Leade, Lullus, Raym, Siebmacher, A. von Suchten, Vaughan, Welling. - "The book consists of extracts from the current literature, which give an idea of which considered of importance to be studied at the time." (Ferguson) - Zwei der Bde. enthalten neben dem Titel einen Nebentitel, der laut Ferguson nachträglich vorgesetzt wurde. - Teil (1) Pappband d. Zt.; berieben, bestossen u. leicht fleckig; Rücken mit Abschabungen; Vorsatz mit Besitzervermerk; Titel gestempelt "Loge Minerva zu den drei Palmen Leipzig". (2) Pappband d. Zt.; berieben, bestossen, etwas fleckig u. mit Standortmarke sowie Beschriftung von alter Hand; Innengelenke mit Wurmspuren; Titelrückseite gestempelt, Anstreichungen. (3) Interimseinband aus Karton; leicht bestossen u. angerändert da unbeschnitten; unaufgeschnitten; durchgehend braunfleckig. (4) Pappband d. Zt.; berieben, bestossen, etwas fleckig u. mit Standortmarke sowie Beschriftung von alter Hand; zweite Titelrückseite gestempelt; Seiten tlw. gebräunt u. leicht braunfleckig; sonst gute Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Midnight the Signal. Sixteen letters to a lady of quality. (London), sold by Dodsley, 1779. 3 Bll., 230 S., 1 w. Bl.; 3 Bll., 226 (recte 224) S., 1 w. Bl. Mit 2 Kupfertiteln. Kalbslederbände d. Zt. m. RSch., RVerg. und Kantenvergoldung (berieben, etw. bestoßen).

       1779 Taylor, Jonas Hanway, S. 169.- Erste Ausgabe der Dialoge über die \'Thorheit der Mode, ... die Leidenschaft für die Vergnügungen\'. Die letzten drei Kapitel sind der weiblichen Erziehung gewidmet.- Vorsätze leimschattig, alter handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag auf Vorsatz.- Dabei: Ders. Mitternacht, das Signal. In sechzehn Briefen an eine Dame vom Stande. Aus dem Englischen. 2 in 1 Bd. Leipzig, Schwicker, 1780. Kupfertitel, 136 S.; Drucktitel, 1 Bl. (Inhalt), 122 S. Pp. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. RSch. (leicht berieben).- Erste deutsche Ausgabe.- Mit alten handschriftlichen Anmerkungen auf dem Spiegel und Vorsatz.- Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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         A View of the Hulks, at Woolwich in Kent, with some of the Convicts heaving up Ballast, and others on Show wheeling it to the Places where the Embankments are made by them

      London: Printed & Sold by Carington Bowles, Published as the Act directs, 1779. Small expert paper repair to lower margin,. Handcoloured engraving, 360 x 505 mm. in fine original condition, mounted. Earliest issue of this fascinating depiction with vibrant contemporary handcolouring of convicts from the hulks labouring on the dockyards at Woolwich on the river Thames.The use of derelict ships as floating prisons really began with the loss of the American colonies following the War of Independence. The hulks were unpopular, but as this image vividly shows, they were considered a source of useful prison labour: a description of Woolwich in 1785 by Duncan Campbell, a contractor and overseer of the hulks, corresponds to this scene, with particular notice of convicts raising gravel for ballast and construction, sawing timber and constructing earthworks and embankments. The departure of the First Fleet under Captain Arthur Philip and the foundation of a penal colony in New South Wales in 1788 was largely motivated by chronic overcrowding of the Thames hulks, but actually did little to alleviate conditions; indeed, it has been established that around the time that the Fleet sailed 'the hulk establishments at Portsmouth and Woolwich were expanded because of the demand for labour in the dockyards' (A.G.L. Shaw, Convicts and the Colonies, p. 49).This is an example of the earliest and rare issue "Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map and Print Warehouse, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London"and "Published as the Act directs, 24 June, 1779". This can be compared with later examples in both the State Library of New South Wales and the National Library, which have a different caption and imprint for "Bowles & Carver" at the same address. Carington Bowles was a print and mapseller principally associated with the sale of local travelling maps and town guides. He died in 1793 and after his death the business passed to his son Henry Carington Bowles who is known to have gone into business with Samuel Carver in the premises at St. Pauls.

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         Œuvres.

      La Haye, chez Detune, 1779.. 5 volumes : 1). Portrait + 132 pages + 425 pages 2). XII + 548 pages 3). VIII + 526 pages 4).VIII + 456 pages (interversion des cahiers X et Y) + 9 planches gravées dépliantes. 5). VIII. + 462 pages + 5 planches dépliantes (manque le dernier feuillet du volume 2) (13x20cm). Reliure ancienne Cuir. Pièces de tomaison et mors frottés. Petit trou de ver marginal (sans atteinte au texte), dans la marge du deuxième volume. Très bon exemplaire. Première Edition Collective, en partie originale, des œuvres de Blaise Pascal. L'Abbé Bossut. 1 portrait en frontispice et 14 planches gravées dépliantes.

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         Traité de la construction des vaisseaux, avec une explication où l'on démontre les principes de l'architecture navale marchande, & des navires armés en course (.). Traduit du suédois, sur l'édition publiée & imprimée chez jean Pfeiffer en 1775.

      Paris, Saillant & Nyon, Veuve Desaint 1779 - in-folio, [2]-VIII-165 pp., un f. non chiff. d'errata, avec 11 planches, et 8 tableaux in fine, demi-veau, dos lisse orné de filets dorés, coins en vélin (reliure moderne). Bel exemplaire, soigneusement lavé. Première traduction française, donnée par Pierre-Charles Lemonnier. L'ouvrage forme un immense classique pour la fin du XVIIIe et le début du XIXe siècle : rédigé et publié en suédois (1775) par l'amiral Chapman (mort en 1808), auquel Gustave III avait confié la direction des chantiers navals de la Marine suédoise, l'ouvrage connut rapidement des traductions dans les principales langues européennes. Polak, 1604.

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         Versuch einer Anweisung zur Anlegung, Verbesserung und Nutzung der Wildbahnen so wohl im Freyen als in Thiergaerten.

      Berlin/Stettin, Pauli,1779. 24 x 20 cm. XXII, 356 S. Ill. Moderner Ganzledereinband. Tadellos erhalten. Lindner 11.1427.01; Kat. der Ornamentstichslg. Bln. 3354; Lipperh. Tf 19; nicht bei Souhart. - Schönes und bedeutendes Jagdbuch. Die Kupfer (vom Verfasser gezeichnet, teils von ihm selbst, teils von Halfpenny, Riedinger u. de Seve gestochen) zeigen verschied. Wildarten, Spuren, Geweihe, Jagdhunde, Jagdtechniken, Gewehre, Fangvorrichtungen, Kutschen, Jagdhörner usw. Das Werk enthält auch architektonische Anregungen und organisatorische Vorschläge zur Gestaltung von Tiergärten (Gartenanlagen und Pavillons). - Tls. gebräunt u. etwas stockfl. Schönes, sorgfältiges, zeitgenöss. Kolorit. Breitrandig. Ganzseitiger altkolorierter Titelkupfer und 118 sauber altkolorierten Kupfern. Letzte Seite mit restauriertem Eckabriss. -- Exlibris; Hans Dedi. Versand D: 6,00 EUR 18. Jahrhundert; Jagd

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         Midnight the Signal. Sixteen letters to a lady of quality. (London), sold by Dodsley, 1779. 3 Bll., 230 S., 1 w. Bl.; 3 Bll., 226 (recte 224) S., 1 w. Bl. Mit 2 Kupfertiteln. Kalbslederbände d. Zt. m. RSch., RVerg. und Kantenvergoldung (berieben, etw. bestoßen).

      1779 - Taylor, Jonas Hanway, S. 169.- Erste Ausgabe der Dialoge über die 'Thorheit der Mode, . die Leidenschaft für die Vergnügungen'. Die letzten drei Kapitel sind der weiblichen Erziehung gewidmet.- Vorsätze leimschattig, alter handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag auf Vorsatz.- Dabei: Ders. Mitternacht, das Signal. In sechzehn Briefen an eine Dame vom Stande. Aus dem Englischen. 2 in 1 Bd. Leipzig, Schwicker, 1780. Kupfertitel, 136 S.; Drucktitel, 1 Bl. (Inhalt), 122 S. Pp. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. RSch. (leicht berieben).- Erste deutsche Ausgabe.- Mit alten handschriftlichen Anmerkungen auf dem Spiegel und Vorsatz.- Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: First Edition]

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         A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies.

      Exshaw Dublin Four Volumes. Complete 1779 - Octavo; Complete with frontispiece to volume one and one map in each volume. [4],539; [4],570; [4],572; [4],566,Lxxxv. Handsome set in full contemporary calf, sl surface wewar to some of boards, couple of small leather chips, but the boards are secure, binding tight and the spines are extremely attractive, with raised bands, red and dark green lettering piewces, rich gilt in compartments. There is no wear to the spine ends, leather on spines is only a little rubbed.Tiny bit of worming to bottom joint of vol three. A Nr VG set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Première Lettre sur l'Architecture, à Monsieur le Comte de Wannestin. A Bruxelles, 1779. RELIE AVEC (à la suite): 2). DU MÊME. Seconde Lettre sur l'Architecture, à Monseigneur le duc de Luxembourg, Pair de France, Maréchal des Camps et Armées du Roi, etc. etc. A Bruxelles, 1780. 3). DU MÊME. Troisième Lettre sur l'Architecture, à Monsieur le Comte de Buffon, Intendant du Jardin Royal des Plantes, de l'Académie Françoise, de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, de la Société Royale de Londres, de celle d'Edimbourg, de Pétersbourg; de l'Académie de Berlin, et de l'Institut de Bologne. A Paris, 1784. 4). DU MÊME. Quatrième Lettre sur l'Architecture, à Messieurs des Académies Impériales des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Saint-Pétersbourg. A Pa

      - 6 lettres en 1 volume in-8. 1). 28pp. 2). 1f. pp.5-29 (manque probablement un faux-titre). 3). 36pp. 4). 48pp. 5). 36pp. 6). 32pp. Plein veau moucheté, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque, dos frotté, coins légèrement émoussés). Edition Originale des 6 lettres sur l'architecture publiées entre 1779-1784 par Jean-Louis Viel de Saint-Maux, "l'un des théoriciens les plus originaux de la fin du dix-huitième siècle" (Françoise Fichet). "A la veille de la Révolution, Viel de Saint-Maux souligne l'origine symbolique des éléments architectoniques; citant en exemple aussi bien la Chine que l'Egypte ancienne ou le Moyen-Orient, il émet l'opinion toute moderne que l'architecture exprime un code. Cette idée fera son chemin chez bien des penseurs, et notamment Quatremère de Quincy qui, vers 1825, dégage clairement la notion de type, opposée à celle de modèle ou de caractère, ouvrant ainsi la voie au discours actuel sur l'art de bâtir" (J. Pezeu-Massabuau). Adressées chacune à un destinataire différent (Buffon, les Académiciens de St-Pétersbourg et de Berlin, etc.), ces lettres furent publiées séparément, mais également diffusées sous forme de recueil, comme le témoigne le rajout postérieur du "s" au faux-titre de la première lettre. Augmentées d'un septième fascicule apparu en 1785, elles furent réimprimées dans une édition collective en 1787. Petites mouillures claires à la seconde lettre. Cf. Caillet, III, 685: "Ouvrage intéressant au point de vue du symbolisme ésotérique dans l'architecture" (A propos de l'édition de 1787, la seule citée). Cf. Françoise Fichet, "La Théorie architecturale à l'âge classique", qui consacre un long chapitre au présent ouvrage et à son auteur (pp.491-500). Cf. également J. Pezeu-Massabuau, "Demeure Mémoire", p. 164. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         ANTIENT METAPHYSICS: or, the Science of Universals. With an Appendix, containing an examination of the principles of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy.

      Edinburgh, J. Balfour and Co.; London, T. Cadell, 1779.. Volumes I and II only of 6 volumes, FIRST EDITIONS 1779 and 1782. 4to, approximately 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, pages: xxi, [3], ix, [1], ix, [1]-555; xii, [20], [1]-461, bound in modern quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt ornament in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, new endpapers. Volume I: 2 small signatures, 1 crossed through and a number on title page, corners of first and last 20 leaves dog-eared and slightly dust-soiled, 8 of them neatly repaired with old paper at the tip, final 5 leaves have larger crease at lower corner just affecting text but with no loss of legibility, closed tear to inner margin of 1 prelim page, neatly repaired, 1 text page torn across and repaired neatly, no loss of text, contents otherwise clean; Volume II: the same inscription to title page as in Volume I, contents clean. Bindings tight and firm. Very good copies of Volumes I and II in first edition. Volume I contains 59 pages devoted to the principles of Newton's philosophy in the Appendix and Chapter XIX expresses some of the author's criticism of the Newtonian system. Volume II is subtitled "containing a further examination of the principles of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy" and Book V is entitled Of the Principles of Sir Isaac Newton's Astronomy and consists of 146 pages in which the author finds fault with various aspects of Newton's Principia. The 6 volumes were issued over a period of 20 years from 1779 to 1799 but only the first two contain criticism and commentary on Newton's work. They are considered a defence of Greek philosophy and are firmly attributed to Lord Monboddo (1714-1799), a Scottish judge and scholar who is remembered today as the founder of modern comparative historical linguistics. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         COLECCIÓN DE POESÍAS CASTELLANAS ANTERIORES AL SIGLO XV

      DON ANTONIO DE SANCHA, MADRID - Tomo I - Poema del Mio Cid. Tomo II - Poesías de don Gonzalo de Berceo Tomo III - Poema de Alexandro Magno Tomo IV - Poesías del arcipreste de hita Estado de conservación: Bueno. Con esncuadernación de época. Los lomos presntan signos de antigua carcoma. Faltas, daños, anotaciones, firmas: Contiene algunas anotaciones de poca importancia. Páginas: Tomo I- 404 Tomo II - 559 Tomo III - 443 Tomo IV - 331 Año: 1779 Medidas: 19 x 12 cm. Ilustraciones o Grabados: No Fotografías: No Encuadernación: Pasta española. Tejuelos en granate y verde. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         La Luce Evangelica irradiata nelle menti de' fedeli, che contiene molte Ponderàzioni sopra gli Evangelj di tutte le Domeniche, e di alcune Feste dell'Anno, utilissima non meno a' Pastori dell'Anime, che a tutt'i Fedeli, Opera del Padre D. Ludovico Sabatino ... divisa in Tomi

      Nella Stamperia di Vincenzo Orsino. A spese di Gaetano Castellano - Napoli, 1779. ITALIANO 0,65 Volume acefalo della seconda metà del XVIII secolo in 4°, stato discreto, coperta in pergamena rigida, sul dorso tassello in pelle, decorazioni e caratteri incisi in oro, alcune bruniture, tracce di fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, macchiato quello concavo, pagine in buono stato, testo posto su due colonne, macchia d'umidità sui margini di piede e concavo di diverse pagine, una pagina con becca, scritta a matita su risguardia, l'ultima con errata numerazione, 388 invece di 352, ultime due pagine strappate. Incipit con magnifica testatina a carattere religioso e capolettera in nero. Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami, "Indice delle Ponderazioni del Tomo Quarto". Tomo Quarto della collana La Luce Evangelica irradiata nella mente de' Fedeli, divisa in Sei Tomi. USATO

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         ANTIENT METAPHYSICS: or, the Science of Universals. With an Appendix, containing an examination of the principles of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy.

      Edinburgh J. Balfour and Co.; London T. Cadell 1779 - Volumes I and II only of 6 volumes, FIRST EDITIONS 1779 and 1782. 4to, approximately 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, pages: xxi, [3], ix, [1], ix, [1]-555; xii, [20], [1]-461, bound in modern quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt ornament in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, new endpapers. Volume I: 2 small signatures, 1 crossed through and a number on title page, corners of first and last 20 leaves dog-eared and slightly dust-soiled, 8 of them neatly repaired with old paper at the tip, final 5 leaves have larger crease at lower corner just affecting text but with no loss of legibility, closed tear to inner margin of 1 prelim page, neatly repaired, 1 text page torn across and repaired neatly, no loss of text, contents otherwise clean; Volume II: the same inscription to title page as in Volume I, contents clean. Bindings tight and firm. Very good copies of Volumes I and II in first edition. Volume I contains 59 pages devoted to the principles of Newton's philosophy in the Appendix and Chapter XIX expresses some of the author's criticism of the Newtonian system. Volume II is subtitled "containing a further examination of the principles of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy" and Book V is entitled Of the Principles of Sir Isaac Newton's Astronomy and consists of 146 pages in which the author finds fault with various aspects of Newton's Principia. The 6 volumes were issued over a period of 20 years from 1779 to 1799 but only the first two contain criticism and commentary on Newton's work. They are considered a defence of Greek philosophy and are firmly attributed to Lord Monboddo (1714-1799), a Scottish judge and scholar who is remembered today as the founder of modern comparative historical linguistics. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Revolutionary War

      , 1779. 1779. Book: Considerations upon the American Enquiry, 55pp, 5" x 8.5", antique half calf. A very critical study of the British army under General Howe's command, and of the commanders themselves. "Jonathan Boucher attributed this to Joseph Galloway on his copy of the third edition, now in the Bodleian Library. The attribution to Sir Robert Dallas (1756-1824), who was twenty-three years of age at the time, seems less likely. He had been admitted as a student at Lincoln's Inn only two years before and was not called to the bar until 1783. On the other hand, the author of this tract displays a familiarity with both political and military affairs in America going back to the early stages of the dispute, and he takes a position that is consistent with the one known to be held by Galloway". Very good. Howe was engaged in the American Revolution (1776-78); defeated the Americans on Long Island (1776); captured New York City and defeated the Americans at White Plains and Brandywine (1776).

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         Dictionary of Music

      J. French, London 1779 - Original front and rear boards re-backed with new tan leather spine. Boards are rubbed and worn especially to the extremities. Spine is a little creased with light wear to the top and base, bright gilt titles. Binding tight with no cracking to the internal hinges. Neat inscriptions to the front and verso of the title page. Some annotation in ink to the margins of the text with the occasional underlining. Contents however are remarkably clean given the books age. Illustrated with the occasional line drawing and musical chart with- in the text with two folding engraved plates to the rear. pp. 470. Overall a good + copy of a scarce title.  [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nathan der Weise. Ein dramatisches Gedicht in fünf Aufzügen. Jntroite, nam et heic Dii sunt! APUD GELLIUM.

      OO (Berlin) ohne Drucker (Voss) 1779 - 2 Bll., 276 S. Ppbd. um 1820 m. verg. Rückenfileten u. led. RSch. (berieben, Ecken bestoßen). Erste Ausgabe. Seifert 1009. Muncker 458 "a". Borst 387. Goed.IV 1, 451, 171. - Seltene Subskriptionsausgabe und nach Muncker der erste von 3 Drucken der Erstausgabe, wovon die 2 weiteren mit der Verlagsangabe von Voß zur Michaelismesse erschienen sind. - Vielleicht das wichtigste Drama der Aufklärung mit dem vermutlich utopischen und doch so großartig ausgeführten Toleranzgedanken. - Mit sämtlichen bei Muncker bezeichneten Merkmalen des ersten Druckes, insbesondere des noch nicht korrigierten Druckfehlers auf S. 95, Z. 11 "ein reichre Mann" und des noch stehenden korrekten "Der reichre Jude" (in den Drucken b und c fälschlicherweise verbessert in "Der reicher Jude"). - Angebunden: Ders. Emilia Galotti. Trauerspiel in fünf Aufzügen. Berlin, in der Vossischen Buchhandlung 1814. 1 Bl., 148 S. (Seifert 425. 3. unveränd. Auflage im Orig.-Verlag). - Der Nathan wie gewöhnlich papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und etwas stockfleckig, gelegentlich mit kleinen Bleistiftankreuzungen am Rand, Blatt A2 mit kleinem Ausriss im unteren Rand (ohne Textverlust), NaT. Die Emilia Galotti nur leicht stockfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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