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        ELEMENTI D'OSTETRICIA del Dottor... Tradotti e corredati di figure in rame da Giuseppe Galletti Chirurgo Fiorentino.

      Albizziana all'Insegna del sole, 1775. in-4, pp. XVI, 307, bella leg. cart. dec. coeva con tass. in carta e tit. mss al d. Gr. vignetta in rame alla dedicat. con lo stemma araldico di Milord Nassau Clavering Baronetto di Gran Bretagna cui è dedicata l'opera. Test. e inziali xilogr. Con 15 tavv., anche ripiegate, di strumenti chirugici e posizioni fetali inc. in rame da Matteo Carboni. Prima rara traduzione italiana. Hirsch V, 56. Wellcome IV, 546. Ex libris. Perfetto esempl. [073]

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        Kupferstich mit eigenh. Beschriftung.

      O. O. u. D. - Stich (86 x 137 mm), aufgezogen auf Kartonträger (122 x 160 mm) mit schwarzer Tuschumrahmung und roséfarbenem Originalkolorit. "Jesus und der Hauptmann zu Kapernaum" (Mt 8,5-13), hier von Lavater montiert und überschrieben als physiognomisches Anschauungsmaterial. - Lavater versuchte, die Physiognomik gleichsam zu einer Wissenschaft vom inneren Menschen zu erheben: Aus der Bildung der äußeren Körperteile, besonders des Gesichts, sollte auf die seelischen Eigenschaften geschlossen werden. Sein theoretisches Werk dazu, das 1775-78 erschien, hatte außergewöhnlichen Einfluß auf viele Zeitgenossen, außer auf Herder und Jacobi auch auf seinen zeitweiligen Freund Goethe, während Lichtenberg ("Fragment von Schwänzen") und Nicolai Lavaters orakelhafte Theorien heftigst kritisierten.

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        Gesammelte Nachrichten von Schlesischen Bergwerken

      Breslau und Berlin, Gutsch 1775.. Mit 1 gestochenen Titelvignette. 272 S. Pappband d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe. - Kress, Nr. 11249.8-1 suppl; Hoover 840; Schuh 3: "Rare. Contains the author`s collected observations on the mining works of Schelisia in Germany". - Kanten und Gelenke beschabt. Name auf Innendeckel, Vorsatz mit kleinen Wurmspuren, etwas gebräunt.

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        Voyage au pôle Boréal, fait en 1773, par ordre du roi d'Angleterre

      Paris, Saillant & Nyon, Pissot, 1775, in-4, XII, 259pp, (1)f de privilège, 12pl, demi-veau marbré, dos lisse orné, tranches rouges (rel. pastiche), 12 planches, représentant des cartes, des vues, des instruments et des animaux, gravées par La Gardette. Tableaux dépliants in texte. PREMIERE EDITION FRANCAISE traduite par Jean Nicolas Demeunier. Cette expédition fut entreprise par les deux navires le « Racehorse » et la « Carcasse », pour atteindre le Pôle Nord en passant par le Spitzberg. Elle contient des observations sur la science nautique et un catalogue descriptif des productions de la nature du Spitzberg. Rares mouillures, la planche 7 est déchirée aux pliures sans manque. Bel exemplaire

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        Chart of the Harbour of Boston]/ Nautical Remarks and Observations for the Chart of the Harbour of Boston. Composed from different Surveys; but principally from that taken in 1769, by George Callendar, Late Master of His Majesty's Ship the Romney.

      5th August, 1775., London, - Des Barres' Rare Chart of Boston Harbour Large aquatint and etched engraving, on two sheets joined, unfolded and uncut, with the LVG watermark, together with, pamphlet, quarto (280 by 230 mm., original blue wrappers, typographic title, pp. 5-(12), there are no pages 3-4 which agrees with the John Carter Brown example. The first state of one of the most important Revolutionary War illustrations of Boston and its approaches. Accompanied by the very rare twelve page pamphlet by George Callender entitled 'Nautical remarks and observations for the chart of the harbour of Boston. Composed from different surveys; but principally from that taken in 1769'. Callendar was the Master of His Majesty's Ship the Romney. Commissioned in 1762 she served extensively in North America arriving in Boston 17 May 1768 to support the British during the enforcement of the Townsend Acts. Short of men it was the pressing of local men into service which increased tension in the town to a level which broke out in the Boston Massacre of 1770. This chart is part of a very large body of work known as the 'Atlantic Neptune' undertaken by Des Barres It is one of the greatest hydrographic achievements of the eighteenth century. The French and Indian War highlighted the lack of accurate mapping of the vast territories now under British control in North America. Samuel Holland was entrusted with the task of accurately mapping the northern portion of these territories. He proposed using the latest accurate methods which included astronomical readings and triangulation. In 1769 he personally was still working in Canadian waters but had instructed Callendar to undertake the survey of Boston. In England Des Barres was in charge of undertaking the detailed engraving. He set about providing the British government with more accurate mapping of the entire coastline of America and Canada. They proved to be of just as much use to the American Rebel forces. Their quality and accuracy are well known and deserved. This particular chart is notable for recording Boston as it was at the outbreak of hostilities. It illustrates the British defences before the siege. The second state in particular out of the four later ones would record the progress of the siege works constructed by the Americans around the city. As the title informs us it was surveyed in the year 1769, a troubled time in Boston. Extensive soundings are provided in the harbour with numerous points marked to ease navigation through difficult waters. What separates this chart out from most others is the level of topographical detail on land. The road structure is accurately recorded as are the local towns. It even goes as far as recorded field boundaries, a remarkable body of information for historians. The high quality engraving enables surface features to be displayed especially the elevation of the terrain. An alphabetical key upper right identifies fourteen locations in the immediate area of Boston, including batteries, docks, forts, wharves, and the all-important Charles-town Ferry. The accompanying pamphlet of sailing directions is rare, it was replaced soon after by a single sheet version entitled 'A Chart of the Harbour of Boston, composed from different surveys .' which is sometimes found pasted to later states of the map. Being separately issued it is rarely found with the chart as here. Provenance: Duke of Northumberland. Boston Engineering Department, List of Maps of Boston, pp. 70-71; Cumming, British Maps of Colonial America, pp.51-56; ESTC N12343 (pamphlet); Guthorn, 'British Maps of the American Revolution' 59/3, Holland's original manuscript; Krieger and Cobb, Mapping Boston, p. 106, plate 19; Nebenzahl, Bibliography of printed battle plans, 3; Sabin 10061 (pamphlet); Sellers & Van Ee, 945; Stevens, Bibliography of the Atlantic Neptune (unpublished) pp. 211-216; Streeter, II:706. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Systême de la Nature ou Des Loix du Monde Physique et du Monde Moral [Nouvelle Edition] (2 vols.)

      NP, London (Amsterdam) 1775 - Octavos. Vol.1: 400pp. Vol.2: 448pp. Period brown calf with gilt ruling along the edges of the covers and gilt tooling on the spine. Gilt lettering over red and black labels on the spine. A small stamp of "The John Crerar Library" in gilt lettering is at the bottom left corners of the front covers. All edges gilt, detelles and marbled endpapers. Green ribbon markers. This is a beautifully bound early edition of Holbach's influential enlightenment-era philosophical work, originally and famously attributed to Jean-Baptiste de Mirabaud. The back of volume 2 contains a limited table of contents.Among the ideas espoused are that those philosophical materialism, claiming that the universe works as matter in motion, governed by the laws of cause and effect, without need for any sort of deity or supernatural power. Holbach denies the existence of any sort of soul beyond the mind's existence as an function of the brain. The author also discusses the distinction between mythology and theology. Holbach's challenge to religious and social beliefs systems from a moral perspective was seen as an affront to the organized religious power structures and the monarchy, and was the cause for many written reponses in the form of refutations and polemics in its day. The work is known one of the earliest works of modern atheism. Some scholar's believe that Denis Diderot, the enlightenment philosopher and close friend of Holbach, was influential on the work, and may have even contributed in part, to the writing. Text in French.Bindings with rubbing to extremities. Leather on the covers and on the hinges of the spines with some cracking. Gilt decoration on the spines rubbed. The spine of volume 2 is loosening at the hinge. Light chipping to the heads and tails of the spines. Interiors with library bookplates and pockets pasted on at the interior front and back covers. Library ink stamps on the front endpapers of each volume, as well as perforated stamps at the top of the title page and on p.207 of vol.1, and at p. 253 of vol.2. Minor sporadic foxing throughout the volumes. Bindings in good-, interiors in very good condition overall. * The book is known to have actually been published in Amsterdam, contrary to being printed as "Londres" (London).* The final "V" on the publication date in both volumes, seems to have been purposely removed at some point, in order to pass this copy off as an original 1770 first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Herrn Buffons Naturgeschichte der vierfüßigen Thiere.

      Berlin, Joachim Pauli 1775-98. Band 2 bis 23 (Registerband). Band 1 fehlt, sonst komplett. Deutsche Erstausgabe. Als Beispiel Bd. 2: Geschichte der wilden Thiere. Hirsch, Hase, Kaninchen. Frontispiz, XVIII, 238 Seiten, 16 Kupfertafeln und gestochenen Titel-, Kopf- und Schluss-Vignetten. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Buntpapiervorsatz. - Ähnlich ausgestattet die übrigen Bände. Halblederbde. der Zeit mit marm. Bezugspapier und Rückenschildchen. Einbände berieben, gelegentlich kl. Läsionen im Papier, Rückenenden bestoßen bzw. leicht beschädigt, Ecken gebogen und / oder bestoßen, teils auch stärker. Bindung fest. Innen teilweise schwach oder vereinzelt fleckig, insgesamt sauberer, ziemlich guter Zustand. - So vollständig selten. - Wird als Paket zu Euro 8,00 versandt. Versand D: 8,00 EUR

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Ansbach, 12. IX. 1775. - 1 S. 4to. Unveröffentlichtes Schreiben an seinen (namentlich nicht genannten) Freund und Kollegen Gleim: Übersendet die Abrechnung für 15 Exemplare von Gleims didaktischer Sammlung "Halladat oder das rote Buch" (1774). "Hiebey überschicke Ihnen, theuerster Freund, nahmens des Commercien-Commissarius Haueisens, für 15 St. Halladat, 6 fl. 45 cr. Reichsgeld oder ¾ Louisd'or. Es ist ½ Maxd'or, 1 Conventions-Thaler u. 41 xr. Zuschuß. Aus meinem letzten Schreiben werden Sie das Weitere gesehen haben. Hr. Haueisen wird die Besorgung machen, daß Sie dieses Geld, nebst dem 2ten u. 3ten Theil des hiesigen Horaz, erhalten. Er zwingt mich kurz zu seyn, weil er seine Drucksachen auf die Meße fortschicken will. Leben Sie wohl, theuerster Freund, u. vergeßen Sie nicht / Ihren alten treuen Uz". Bereits am 24. Juli hatte Uz Gleim benachrichtigt: "Ich habe Ihre Intention, die mir übermachten 20 Exemplarien [von 'Halladat'] durch den Verkauf in die Hände des Publikums zu bringen, nicht außer Acht gelaßen. Aber der hiesige Buchhändler, Commercien-Commißarius Haueisen, hat nur 15 übernommen, die er zu verkaufen suchen und Ihnen das Geld künftige Michaelis-Meße, durch den Halberstädtischen Buchhändler Grose, übermachen wird. Zugleich sollen Sie den 2ten und 3ten Theil der hiesigen Uebersetzung des Horaz erhalten" (Briefwechsel zwischen Gleim und Uz [Stuttgart 1899], Nr. 149, S. 406). - Am unteren linken Blattrand (etwas unregelmäßg vom Gegenblatt abgerissen) die Unkostenaddition. Verso Empfängervermerk; recto numeriert "163". Mittig gefaltet; etas braunfleckig.

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        La Vera Guida per chi Viaggia in Italia con la descrizione di Tutti I Viaggi e sue poste dimostrate con efatte carte geografiche, con una breve Annnotazione di tutto cio, che fi trova di piu rimarchevole in ogni Citta, e luogo di passo

      Original leather wrap around binding with gilt decoration to the edges. Silk insides to the binding & tie. all edges embossed gilt. Additional title in French. Dedicated to Thomas Jenkins (Tommaso Jenkins). with accurate maps, short observations... on painting, sculpture, architecture and antiques, all taken from the best authors, dedicated to Sir Thomas Jenkins... Rome, Paul Giunchi, 1775. There are quite a few blank pages to the end of the book (presumably for traveller's notes) the first of these has contemporary manuscript (giving an alternative route from Florence to Pisa in French). Complete, with 21 folding engraved maps. Maps are 13.5cm high X 28.5cm wide. 21 plates: 1-Roma a Napoli; 2-Napoli a Messina; 3- Napoli a Lecce e Otranto; 4- Napoli all'Aquilla; 5- Roma a Firenze e da Firenze a Foligno; 6- Siena a Pisada Firenze a Pisada Firenze a Piza per Lucca e da Firenze a Livorno; 7- Pise a Genova;8- Firenze a Bologna; 9- Roma à Foligno; 10- Folignio a Fano per Loreto, e da Foligno a Fano per il Furlo; 11- Da Fano a Bologna; 12- Rimino a Venezia; 13- Bologna a Venezia; 14- Bologna a Mantova per Ferrara, e da Ferrara a Faenza; 15- Bologna a Milano per Parma; 16- Mantova a Venezia; 17- Mantova Trento; 18- Piacenza a Torino. Da Torino a Milano; 19- Milano a Genova; 20- Milano a Venezia; 21- Venezia a Trieste. This first edition seems not to have come up at auction since 2009 (Reiss and Sohn - Koningsberg). Copac shows only Cambridge holding in the UK - few others worldwide.

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        Radiertes physiognomisches Portrait mit eigenh. Titel und U. ("L.").

      O. O. u. D. - Ca. 75 x 95 mm (Plattenrand 59 x 79 mm). Originales Handkolorit in schwarzer Tuschumrahmung (das Portrait weiß), auf blaugrauen Kartonträger aufgezogen. Hübsches Beispiel für Lavaters Physiognomien, hier bezeichnet "Beobachtendes, überlegendes Staunen." - Lavater versuchte, die Physiognomik gleichsam zu einer Wissenschaft vom inneren Menschen zu erheben: Aus der Bildung der äußeren Körperteile, besonders des Gesichts, sollte auf die seelischen Eigenschaften geschlossen werden. Sein theoretisches Werk dazu, das 1775-78 erschien, hatte außergewöhnlichen Einfluß auf viele Zeitgenossen, außer auf Herder und Jacobi auch auf seinen zeitweiligen Freund Goethe, während Lichtenberg ("Fragment von Schwänzen") und Nicolai Lavaters orakelhafte Theorien heftigst kritisierten.

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        Le neptune oriental.

      Paris, Antoine Guénard Demonville; Brest, Romain-Nicolas Malassis, 1775. - With: (2) Supplément au neptune oriental. Paris & Brest, 1781. 2 text vols. bound as one, plus atlas volume. Folio (55 × 42 cm). With engraved frontispiece and 72 large engraved nautical charts (33 double-page and 39 single-page, plate sizes between 50 × 68 and 48 × 35 cm). Uniform contemporary mottled, gold-tooled calf, with the crowned French royal arms on each board and "Conseil de la Marine" below it on each front board. Rebacked, with most of the original backstrips laid down. - (3) Instructions sur la navigation des Indes orientales et de la Chine, pour servir au Neptune oriental. Paris & Brest, 1775. - (4) Supplément au Neptune oriental. Paris & Brest, 1781. Large 4to (26 × 21 cm). 2 vols. bound as one. Maroquin-pattern sheepskin (ca. 1840?), gold-tooled spine. Greatly expanded second edition, plus the rarer posthumous supplement published a year after the author's death, of one of the greatest maritime atlases in the history of French cartography, devoted to exotic regions (the Middle East including the Gulf, the African coasts, the Indian Ocean and East Indies, Southeast Asia, parts of the Chinese coast, and the Pacific islands). Each section starts with a large territorial overview map and closes in on particular areas in the subsequent charts. The Arabian Peninsula is first displayed on a large overview map showing the coasts along the Indian ocean, which is followed by a chart of the Arabian Sea, and separate charts of the coasts along the entry to the Red Sea, the complete Red Sea, the area of Jeddah and the Arabian Gulf. - The "Neptune" was compiled by Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas-Denis d'Après de Mannevillette (1707-80), hydrographer to the French navy, supported by the French East India Company and the Académie des Sciences. "It was at once hailed as a major achievement and welcomed by navigators throughout the world" (Cat. Nat. Mar. Mus.). D'Après continued to improve and expand it for the rest of his life, serving as director of the Company's nautical chart publishing office from 1762. It is rare that one finds two copies of the Neptune Oriental with the same make-up, but the present copy shows its full extent immediately after the death of D'Après. The whole is not only a magnificent collection of sea charts, but also an essential key to understanding European colonial power in the late eighteenth century. - The present copy of the Neptune may have first belonged to the Secrétairerie d'État. In 1806 Napoleon revived the Conseil de la Marine, which had been replaced by the Secrétairerie d'État in 1723, so those words must have been added in 1806, as would the bookplates. - Condition: a couple of charts slightly browned (one of them also with an unintended crease), a few pages in the Instructions (mostly in its supplement) with a marginal worm trail, and the occasional very minor hole or spot, but generally in very good condition (most leaves of the Instructions fine). The Neptune has been expertly rebacked as noted, with the loss of parts of the backstrips, but the bindings are very good otherwise. A splendid maritime atlas, beautifully bound for the French Navy. Neptune: Cordier, Sinica 134 (without 1781 suppl.); Cat. Nat. Mar. Mus. 204 (without 1781 suppl.; see also 203 for 1745 ed. & 205 for 1821 suppl.); Howgego A107; Phillips & Le Gear 3166 (without 1781 suppl.), 3167 (with 1781 suppl. but only 69 charts) & 3168 (1781 suppl. alone); Polak 127 & 4562; Shirley, British Library M.APR-1c, d & e (all without 1781 suppl.; e without title-page). Instructions: Howgego A107 (without 1781 suppl.).

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        Herrn Buffons Naturgeschichte der vierfüßigen Thiere.

      Berlin, Joachim Pauli 1775-98. - Als Beispiel Bd. 2: Geschichte der wilden Thiere. Hirsch, Hase, Kaninchen. Frontispiz, XVIII, 238 Seiten, 16 Kupfertafeln und gestochenen Titel-, Kopf- und Schluss-Vignetten. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Buntpapiervorsatz. - Ähnlich ausgestattet die übrigen Bände. Einbände berieben, gelegentlich kl. Läsionen im Papier, Rückenenden bestoßen bzw. leicht beschädigt, Ecken gebogen und / oder bestoßen, teils auch stärker. Bindung fest. Innen teilweise schwach oder vereinzelt fleckig, insgesamt sauberer, ziemlich guter Zustand. - So vollständig selten. - Wird als Paket zu Euro 8,00 versandt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 6000 Halblederbde. der Zeit mit marm. Bezugspapier und Rückenschildchen. Band 2 bis 23 (Registerband). Band 1 fehlt, sonst komplett. Deutsche Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An account of further discoveries in air.

      London, The Royal Society, 1775. 4to (24.2 x 18.6 cm). 11 pp. Later red cloth with gilt title on the spine.= The discovery of oxygen. This is the first published account of the identification and recognition of the third most common element in the universe and the most important element in the history of life on earth. Contained in "Philosophical Transactions, volume 65, for the year 1775", paper 38, with many other papers in the fields of chemistry, physics, natural history, and mathematics. Old bookplate on the front flyleaf recto, small old stamp on the volume's title page verso, and top margin of the advertisement, otherwise clean. PMM, 217.

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        Mémoires pour servir à la vie de Nicolas Catinat, Maréchal de France

      Paris, Veuve Duchesne, 1775, in 12, de 302pp., pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné frappé en queue aux petites armes du Comte Damas d'Anlezy (Jean-Pierre comte de Damas d'Anlezy (1734-1800), maréchal de camp en 1780, fut député de la noblesse du Nivernais en 1789), avec son ex-libris gravé collé en tête. Bon exemplaire. 3e édition, la première sous ce titre. Cette biographie du grand homme de guerre parut initialement en 1772. Il prit part aux principaux conflits du règne de Louis XIV: guerre de Hollande, guerre de la Ligue d'Augsbourg et guerre de Succession d'Espagne, ce qui lui valut d'être élevé à la dignité de maréchal de France (1693). ¶ Barbier IV, 966 -Quérard Fr. litt. II, 335.

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        The Constitution of England, or, An Account of the English Government

      T.Spilsbury, Printer and Sold by G. Kearsley, in Fleet Street 1775 - Hardback book (448 pages) with leather spine and tips titled THE CONSTITUTION OF ENGLAND, OR, AN ACCOUNT OF THE ENGLISH GOVERNMENT by J.L.De Lolme, Advocate, citizen of Geneva. Printed in London in 1775 by T.Spilsbury and sold by G.Kearsley, in Fleet Street. Boards show moderate rubbing/scuffing with tips a bit worn - private bookplate inside front board - name with date of 1775 written top of title page - light foxing on a few pages - overall a tight, clean copy. Bookseller since 1995 (UL-2-TS-down-R) rareviewbooks Language: eng [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Plans et les Statuts, des differents Établissements ordonnés par sa Majésté Impériale Catherine II. pour l'Éducation de la Jeunesse et l'Utilité générale de son Empire…traduits en Langue Françoise, d'aprés les originaux, par Mr. Clerc

      Two fine allegorical frontis., five engraved plates (3 are folding), 65 engraved vignettes in the text, & four folding printed tables. 4 p.l., 160, 42, [2] pp.; 2 p.l., 160 pp. Two vols. in one. Large 4to, cont. marbled calf (lower cover with two small gouges), sides ruled in gilt, spine nicely gilt, green morocco lettering pieces on spine. Amsterdam: M.M. Rey, 1775. First edition in French (1st ed., in Russian: St. Petersburg, 1774), edited by Diderot, and a very handsome copy with 65 delightful engraved vignettes. Betskoi (1704-95), social reformer, served at the highest levels of government for much of his long life. He also spent fifteen years in Paris where he associated with many of those involved in the compilation of the Encyclopédie, especially Rousseau and Diderot. Upon his return to Russia, Betskoi was involved in deposing Peter in favor of Catherine (he was rumored to be her father). She made him president of the Imperial Academy of Arts and he enjoyed unlimited access to the Tsarina on a daily basis for most of her reign. Greatly influenced by the Enlightenment, Betskoi proposed a plan to educate Russian youths of both sexes in state boarding schools, in order to protect the children from the vices of society. Through his efforts, Catherine established a boarding school for girls - the Smolny Institute - which was one of the first female educational institutions in Europe. This school became a training ground for Rousseau's (and Betskoi's) ideas on education. The present work outlines the principles of education and specific plans which Betskoi proposed to Catherine. It contains imperial edicts, reports, and recommendations of various committees. Betskoi, himself born out of wedlock and eager to reduce the frequency of infanticide, also established two large homes for foundlings, one in Moscow (depicted here in three of the plates) and St. Petersburg (today Herzen University). Diderot was responsible for the publication of the present work in Amsterdam and he has included his anonymous "Addition de l'Editeur, M. D******" on page 157 of the second volume. Nicolas Gabriel Le Clerc (1726-98), a member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences and Inspector General of Russia's hospitals made the translation. He also contributed here a forward-thinking essay on the education of girls. A fine and pretty copy. Six of the vignettes are after designs by Bernard Picart; others are by Russian artists. Inscription on verso of free front endpaper: "Ex donatione D. Ziliken, dignissimi Pastorii in Kirchlindin, possidet me F. Schimme. Dellwig, 30 Sept 1807.".

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        The Elements, Analysis, and Practice of Arithmetic, Vulger, Decimal, and Duodecimal, in all the parts of modern business, mercantile or mechanical: with plane trigonometry, rectangular, and oblique, applied to the computation of heights and distances, on the Earth, on the Sea, and in the Heavens, by Arithmetic only. The second edition. Revised, corrected, and enlarged.

      Glasgow:: Printed by A. Adam, for Morison and MacCallum, 1775.. 8vo. vii, [1], [xi]-xiii, [1], 368 [miss-numbered 268] pp. Original full red polished calf, gilt tooled with decorative border and center device, raised bands, gilt dec. spine, dark title spine label, a.e.g.; hinges a bit worn. Former ownership name removed from title. Very good. This volume has a DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING by the American Doubler painter, with scenes of New York and Philadelphia, painted sometime after WWII and before November 1965 [a date in the back of the book shows that time, presumed to be a bookseller�s mark]. [JWRB]

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        Beobachtungen und Anmerkungen auf Reisen durch Deutschland. In Fragmenten und Briefen.

      Mit gest. Titelvign., IV, 544 S., 4 Bl., rest. Pappband mit hs. Rückenschild, durchgeh. etw. stockig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Unser Exemplar stammt aus einer Druckvariante der 11. Auflage, der letzten zu Lebzeitens Hallers erschienen Auflage. Diese gilt als seltener als die von Dunker illustrierte Ausgabe. Ohne das Porträtkupfer und ohne die Textvignetten von Dunker. Anstelle des Porträtkupfers verwendet ist Dunkers Titelkupfer aus der Ausgabe von Hallers "Poesies" (Bern 1775), das im Hintergrund die Stadt Bern und die Alpenkette zeigt, im Vordergrund Hallers Büste. - Lundsgaard-Hansen 571 ("Andere Exemplare ohne Portrait u. Abb.") vgl. Goedeke IV/1,24,2m Balmer, Haller 36f. ..."Eines der bedeutendsten Dokumente der Lyrik der Frühaufklärung, die sich unter dem Einfluß der Aufklärungsphilosophie eines Leibniz oder Wolff .. von der Tradition des Spätbarocks löst. Neben Lehrgedichten enthält das Bändchen Satiren auf die Verhältnisse in Bern, der berühmteste Text aber ist das Lehrgedicht "Die Alpen".. - KNLL).

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        Institutionum Dn Justiani SS Principia, Libri Quatuor a Domino.

      1775 - A Manuscript Paraphrase of Justinian's Institutes [Manuscript]. [Roman Law]. [Corpus Juris Civilis]. Institutionum Dn. Justiani SS Principia, Libri Quatuor a Domino Ruffat Editi Anno Domino 1775. Toulouse, 1775. [i], 41, 56, 29, 29, 6 ff. Quarto (9" x 6-3/4"). Contemporary mottled calf, raised bands gilt ornaments and gilt title (reading Instit/ Justin) to spine, edges rouged, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, chipping to head of spine, corners somewhat worn. Moderate toning to interior, text in neat hand. A handsome item. $1,250. * This appears to be a fair copy of lectures on the Institutes of Justinian or a text that circulated in manuscript. We were not able to locate any information about the author, Ruffat. It is a section-by-section paraphrase of Justinian's text with a table of contents and index. Many sections have cross-references to other sections. A note on the title page states "Ad Usum j. V. Dardignae," likely the owner of the manuscript. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grundriß des österreichischen Staatsrechtes. (Franz Ferdinand Schrötters der Rechte Doktors und kais. kön. wirklichen Hofraths [et]c).

      Wien, bey Joseph Kurzböck 1775. 1.Auflage, Titel, 9 nn.Bl., 143 Seiten 8° , Leder- Hardcover/Pappeinband mit Verwendung des originalen Leders reparierter Einband etwas berieben, etwas fleckig, sonst guter und sauberer Zustand. ---------------------------- Franz Ferdinand Schrötter (1736–1780), österreichischer Jurist und Historiker

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        An account of further discoveries in air.

      - London, The Royal Society, 1775. 4to (24.2 x 18.6 cm). 11 pp. Later red cloth with gilt title on the spine.l The discovery of oxygen. This is the first published account of the identification and recognition of the third most common element in the universe and the most important element in the history of life on earth. Contained in "Philosophical Transactions, volume 65, for the year 1775", paper 38, with many other papers in the fields of chemistry, physics, natural history, and mathematics. Old bookplate on the front flyleaf recto, small old stamp on the volume's title page verso, and top margin of the advertisement, otherwise clean. PMM, 217. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Revolutionary War 14 letters from an active, articulate British Naval Officer, 1775-1779, with great content

      England; Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1775-1779. about 7.875" x 12.875". "Archive comprised of fifteen ALS, fourteen penned by Lieutenant Edward Down of the H.M.S. Blonde to his wife Mary, as well as around ten address leaves. The letters are handwritten in Down's precise and elegant cursive on watermarked cream paper, most sheets measuring around 7.875" x 12.875". The correspondence ranges from May 1775 to February 1779 when Down, an officer of the Royal Navy posted on the H.M.S. Blonde, was stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Each letter is annotated with the date, location, and sometimes an internal numbering system. Archive also includes one letter written by Down's wife, and at least four letters annotated by Mary, where she exhorts God to safeguard her husband. Letters are in very to extra fine condition, with expected wear including fold marks, and several with evidence of conservation and other professional repairs. At least two letters have blank infilled tops, as do many address leaves. The bulk of the latter is addressed to "Mrs. Down, Ilfracombe near Barnstaple, Devon", and some with partial wax seals, philatelic markings, and London, Bristol, Portsmouth, or Falmouth postmarks, most with weathering.The overall tone of Down's correspondence to his wife is solicitous and affectionate. Down addresses his letters to "My dear Life", as he called Mary, who lived in southwestern England with at least five children, Will, James, Edward, Sally, and Mary. Down discusses domestic matters like the payment of bills or the dismissal of surly servants in the letters, but also urges his wife to eat enough, not to worry, and to remember to give their oldest son pocket money. Mary's letter and her interspersed comments throughout her husband's letters show that she worshipped her faraway husband.Even independent of its human interest, Down's letters are also extremely informative. He updates his wife about the H.M.S. Blonde and her activities, giving precise accounts of movements, the capture of enemy vessels, and even the weather. Occasionally, Down will also provide interesting commentary about American customs or practices, the American Revolution, and the French. Edward Down served as a lieutenant on the H.M.S. Blonde, a ship confiscated from the French in February 1760 during the Battle of Bishop's Court during the Seven Years' War. Following its capture, the Blonde was outfitted as a 32-gun fifth-rate frigate in the British Royal Navy, meaning it was in the next to highest class for a fighting vessel. In records from 1760, the Blonde weighed about 703 tons and could accommodate 220 crew members including marines. Fifth-rate frigates were often fast and well-armed, and were frequently dispatched on special assignments to interrupt enemy shipping. Although there was considerable risk in serving on a fifth-rate frigate like the Blonde, there was also considerable opportunity, as crew members received shares of the profits depending on their rank.Nova Scotia was the target of American as well as foreign navies during the Revolutionary War. The Royal Navy maintained a presence at Halifax to doubly protect its settlements and harass its harassers. Down mentions prize money frequently throughout his letters. The Blonde intercepted American and French vessels carrying arms, fabric, tea, foodstuffs, and lumber from Europe, the Caribbean, and the colonies. Confiscated goods were sold at Halifax, where Down often complained they were sold at a depressed value. In the last letter of this series dated February 6, 1779, Down's percentage of the profits was recorded as one third of a one eighth share. Lieutenants were second only to the ship captain in how much prize money they collected by size of share. His letters to Mary carefully record his various winnings, as he had a large family to support.Down's whereabouts are unknown after the winter of 1779. We might assume, however, that this career naval officer was still aboard the Blonde during the rest of the American Revolution. About three years after this last letter was written, the Blonde was shipwrecked off Nova Scotia's southeastern tip at Seal Island (now known as Blonde Island). The Blonde's British crew as well as sixty American prisoners were rescued by Captain Noah Stoddard, an American privateer. The Blonde's crew were allowed to embark the H.M.S. Observer, a vessel that was shortly engaged in the Battle of Halifax while en route to port. If Edward Down was aboard the Observer at this time, the chances that he was wounded or killed were very small; three British were killed and five wounded in the battle with the American privateer Jack. Of the other frigates mentioned in Down's letters -- such as the Mermaid, Greyhound, Orpheus, Scarborough, Thetis, and Iris - the historical records show that most were either wrecked, burnt, or captured between 1778 and 1781.Please see below for letter excerpts with uncorrected spelling and grammar errors:Clements Inn, No. 16May 5th 1775"In my letter of Tuesday last, I promisd you a Copy of the Petition ... much to the purpose [for] had it been a lone one, it might have deterred H.M.S. from perusing it". The petition on the back of the letter reads in part: "To the Queens most Excellent Majesty, The humble Petition of Edward Down, a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, Most humbly showeth, That your Petitioner served as a Midshipman, in the yatch [yacht] that conducted your Majesty from Stadt to England, and by the desire of your Majesty had the peculiar Honour of being appointed an Officer on that Occasion. That your Petition being now on half pay, finds great difficulty in supporting himself and a large Family". Down then requests an appointment as commander of a Post Office packet ship. BlondeNovr 8th 1777 (letter with small portion absent) "In this out of the way place, we hear no news of what is going on in America, I mean the ? part of it, where our Armies are in Action. There is now and then some of their Privateers brought in here, and some retaken Ships, every thing very dear, and but little fresh Provisions to be got except fish which we have in great abundance".HalifaxJany 15th 1778" ... We fell in with Several of the Enemy's Vessels, but from the shortness of the day, and gales of wind coming on whilst in chace, we only took possession of one which we sent in to this Port, a Brig from Madeira bound to New York calld the Brothers worth £10000 Sterl: but as we are only paid an eight part for Salvage, my share will not amount to more than 50£, she had on board 150 Boxes of preserv'd Citron. I shall endeavor to send one by a Ship bound to Bristol at present we are told no part of her Cargo is to be sold but if it is to be had, I shall be very happy in procuring you one ... I am so sanguine in my expectations that I would not take a Hundred Guineas for my chance of Prize money for the first Cruize, their Privateers are very numerous. We should have stopp'd some of them last cruize had not our Ship been very foul, and the days short. The Prospect of getting something considerable by remaining in America is so great that I have refused a Change, onto one of the Ships now bound home; and might have had a consideration for the exchange pray God direct him for the Best, but I am resolv'd to see the End of this War if please God ... I should have been very uneasy at times had he [Down's son Will] been with me, the Ship till lately having been very sickly and buried 30 Men since we left England. In August last we were sent up a narrow, intricate River to destroy some saw mills, but the rebels and Indians were better prepar'd for us than we expected, so that after burning some of their houses & Stores, and losing a few of our men, we were oblig'd to embark again, and was near losing the Ship, in getting down the River". BlondeJany 24th 1778"This you will receive by the Nancy Cap Brown bound for Bristol who has on board directed to you a Box of Citron, and in the Box, a new Dollar for each of the Children, likewise some dried salt fish is a present to your father ... "BlondeMay 17th 1778" ... it is the general Complaint in America of the Miscarriage of Letters ... on the 5th April retook a Brig from Cork with Provisions, on the 8th took a Brig from Salem in Ballast, on the 21st a Brig from Bilboa for Boston, on the 23d a Sloop Privateer 6 Guns and 30 Men, the same night a brig Privateer of 10 Guns surrenderd to us but a thick fog and blowing weather coming on, she got away, the next day, we drove on Shore in Liverpoole Bay a French frigate call'd Le Duc de Choseil of 24 Guns and 120 Men, loaded with Arms, Cloathing &c for Boston, we were very unfortunate in not being able to get her off, had we carried her into Halifax, my Share would have been full fifteen Hundred Pounds, we got out of her five thousand stand of Arms, as many suits of Cloathing, Twelve Brass, and thirty two Iron Cannon, and many other Articles, she had on board a great quantity of Tea, Silks, Cambricks, &c which the Saltwater damaged so much as to be of no Service to us. They had the presumption to engage us for a short time, but after having eight of their Men Kill'd, and as many wounded, they submitted, thus ends our Cruize, now for all these Prizes, I don't expect to get more than 250£, had they been carried to any other port suppose it would have been double that Sum"."I hope your Sweetmeats are preserv'd. I got out of the french Ship a few Jars, very excellent, and a great Variety which shall send by the first conveyance to Bristol, likewise two pieces of Chintz for Gowns. They were design'd for some American fair one, poor Lady, it will be no small Disappointment"."I am much indebted to Governor Arbuthnot for his great Civilities, frequently dine with him, he is soon to be recall'd being appointed an Admiral and I think it not all unlikely that I shall return to England with him, and be again under his command"."The Blonde, now Clean, is the first sailing Frigate in America".BlondeJuly 2d 78"I send this by a Snow bound to London but as she sails without Convoy, or Guns, you will be fortunate if it comes to hand ... we took the Washington Privateer of 12 Guns & 65 Men a French Brig from the West Indies, a Brig loaded with Lumber, two Sloops & a Schooner, but as we have no other port for the sale of them, don't expect to get more than 100£ as I am convinc'd that they will not sell for a third of their Value ... The new Governor is expected out very soon, perhaps, the present one may return to England in the Blonde. I wish it much, however it is pretty certain the Blonde will not remain another winter in America, we sail in a few days for Annapolis with a Supply of Provisions for some Ships station'd there and shall return to this place in the course of a fortnight or three weeks ... "BlondeAugust 13th 1778" ... as the Marines are to embark in a few days for England, you will by that conveyance receive it ... I have no happiness when absent from you. Twenty frigates are to be sent home from America, so that it is very unlikely the Blonde will winter in America. I cou'd wish my dear Lide, you would consult your Father about building a Skift and if possible to get a Commission for her, as we are now on the Eve of a French war ... "BlondeOct 2d 78"I had great hopes that the Blonde wou'd have convoy'd home the Battalion of Marines, but now the Greyhound is order'd for that Service ... for these three months past the attention of this Squadron has been taken up in watching the french fleet, which has prevented the Blonde from meeting with that success she would have had. They are now at Boston, three of their largest Ships, dismasted and much shatter'd by three of our fifty Guns ships and by late accounts from thence it appears there is no great Harmony between the Americans & French. They are cutting one another's throats very fast, are very much distraught for Provisions (Bread in particular) I hope there is not a rascal of them will get back to france. Had they not interfer'd in this dispute matters wou'd have been settled long ago, and the Blonde in England by this time, however I am not without hopes of seeing you this Year, but I believe it depends on the French fleet leaving the Coast of America".BlondeOctober 12th 1778"In my last I mention'd there was about 100£ more to receive when the whole of our prize goods are sold, and how'd we be allow'd head money for the crew of the French Ship it will be forty more ... "BlondeNovr 24th 78"My last was by the Pacific dated Octr 12th soon after we sail'd for Boston Bay on a Cruize from which I had great expectations but we had scarcely arrived on our Station when we met with a Violent Gale of Wind, obliged to heave our Guns overboard which put an End to our Cruize of Course, and we made the best of our way to this Port; where we arriv'd about ten days since and on examining our Masts find both Fore & Mainmasts much sprung ... the Iris and Scarboro Men of War sail for England in three Weeks or a Month"BlondeFeby 6th 79"My last letter dated Novr. 20th was sent by a Brig bound to Falmouth she saild without Convoy, or Guns to protect her from the Enemy ... We have the greatest Reason to expect happiness with our new Captain, he has great interest with the Commander in Chief Admiral Gambier, having formerly been his Captain, that we may expect the best of Cruizes ... I have been sent to twice by ? George Collier who commd at Halifax to be her first Lieut in the Rainbow, but as the Ship is directly in Harbor, I thought it against my Interest to accept of it. As the Blonde will go to the Leward, and likely will be Frequently at New York, therefore beg you will write me by the Packett to be left at the Post office there ... We have only receiv'd the first dividend for the french Ship, and no part of the french brig Catherine taken in June last ... It is a great mortification to us to be laying here froze up and doing nothing in the beginning of the French War.A truly remarkable collection of Revolutionary war letters describing American and French movements as seen from the other side.Ex William J. Burger Collection"

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        The constitution of England, or an account of the English government; in which it is compared with the Republican form of Government, and occasionally with the other Monarchies in Europe.

      London: printed by T. Spilsbury. and sold by G. Kearsley 1775 - 8vo., vii + (i) + 448pp., small blindstamp on title and cancelled inkstamp on verso of title of Maidstone Museum, first and final leaves just a bit spotted or browned, contemporary half calf gilt over marbled boards, a little wear to spine but a very good copy with the 19th century armorial bookplate of Julius Lucius Brenchley>*. First edition in English. See Sweet & Maxwell I, 100(27). An 18th century classic, first published in French in Amsterdam in 1771 and in English in London in 1775. It was highly praised by Bentham (who compared him with Blackstone) and D'Israeli (who described De Lolme as 'the English Montesquieu'). The book was frequently reprinted well into the 19th century. 'John Louis De Lolme was born about 1740 at Geneva, where he practised for a short time as an advocate. Coming to England about 1769, he set himself to the study of its government, being led to the subject, as he tells us, by the peculiarity of the system, and by his experience of political troubles in his own country, which, as he considered, had given him 'insight into the first real principles of governments.' He began to write his book after being a year in England, and published it about nine months afterwards. It was first written in French, and brought out in Holland. The circumstances in which the work appeared in English are somewhat obscure. In 1772 was published anonymously A Parallel between the English Constitution and the former Government of Sweden,> which was in great part extracted from the essay on the English constitution, and has generally been treated as the work of De Lolme, though done into English by another hand. In seeking subscriptions for the publication of a translation of the essay, he found that one had already been begun by two booksellers. He paid them £10, he says, in order to engage them to drop their undertaking, and published the first English edition in 1775. It has been suggested that he was assisted in the translation by Baron Maseres, whom De Lolme 'for several months visited each morning at his chambers at the Temple'; and the general excellence of the English makes it unlikely that it should have proceeded from a foreigner who had been only a few years resident in this country. We may presume, at any rate, that he availed himself of the translation which he bought from the booksellers. De Lolme's treatise on the English constitution formerly enjoyed a high reputation. It appeared at a favourable moment, when the rise of modern radicalism made constitutional questions of engrossing interest; it flattered the national pride by representing England as the only country where the government was at once strong and free; it was written in an easy style; and, until recently, it kept a secure place through the absence of any good systematic work on the English constitution. It threw little, if any, fresh light on the subject. A foreign critic has truly described it as an elaboration of a single short chapter of Montesquieu. Bentham, indeed, comparing him with Blackstone, says: 'Our author has copied, but Mr. De Lolme has thought;' and certainly, amidst much exaggeration and distorted judgments, the essay contains many shrewd observations on political affairs. As an enthusiastic statement of the theory that the freedom of the English constitution is the result of the balance of the different parts, the 'equilibrium between the ruling powers of the state', it still deserves study. But as a history and exposition of the constitution it has been superseded.' [DNB] * Julius Lucius Brenchley (1816-1873), traveller and author, bequeathed the bulk of his collections in ethnography and natural history, and his oriental objects, paintings, and library to the town of Maidstone, with an endowment for their preservation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DE L'ASTRONOMIE ANCIENNE, DEPUIS SON ORIGINE JUSQU'À L'ÉTABLISSEMENT DE L'ÉCOLE D'ALEXANDRIE

      Paris: Chez Les Freres DEBURE. Good. 1775. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed on title page by "Le Chevalier De Corberon" (Marie Daniel Bourrée Corberon, baron de; 1748-1810). He was a French diplomat to the Russian court in St. Petersburg & authored a book about his experiences. Also, armorial bookplate of "Sir James Gomer Berry" a millionaire publisher & industrialist. The author, Jean Sylvain Bailly ( 1736 – 1793) , was a French astronomer, mathematician, freemason, and political leader of the early part of the French Revolution. He served as the mayor of Paris from 1789 to 1791, and was ultimately guillotined during the Reign of Terror. Contemporary mottled calf with faded gilt decoration/lettering on spine. Both joints cracked with covers firmly attached. Spine ends & edges worn & corners rubbed through. Internally text is tight, clean & intact with light age toning mostly on the first & last few pages. [xxii, 526 pp, 3 folding plates] Marbled endpapers. French text. Astronomy, Science. ; B&W & Color Drawing; 8vo; 526 pages .

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        The Congress Canvassed: or, An Examination into the Conduct of the Delegates, at Their Grand Convention, Held in Philadelphia, Sept. 1, 1774. Addressed to the Merchants of New York. By A. W. Farmer [pseud]

      New York, Printed: London Reprinted for Richardson and Urquhart, 1775, 1775. First English edition. Sabin 78563; Adams, American Controversy, 74-69b; ESTC T13510, recording four copies in the UK and seven in the US. Fine copy.. 8vo, modern dark blue half morocco, blue cloth boards, gilt lettering. Half title present. One of several pamphlets by Samuel Seabury (1729-1796), clergyman, controversialist and pamphleteer, in which he attacked the measures of the Continental Congress and defended the cause of the British in North America. A earlier pamphlet, Free Thoughts on the Proceedings of the Continental Congress, elicited a response from the young Alexander Hamilton, his first published work, and here Seabury responds to that. Seabury forcefully defended the British rule in the Colonies, but paid dearly for it, as did his American printer, James Rivington, whose printing office was ransacked by the Sons of Liberty. In the Postscript Seabury challenges the author of A Full Vindication of the Measures of the Congress - that is, Hamilton - to further exchanges and suggests that he consult with Johnson's Dictionary in his use of language. Seabury later became the first Episcopal Bishop in North America.

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        Finely illustrated scroll on prepared paper in ink and color, from the label on the outside of scroll "Suzuki Nanrei sensei mai no e" ("Teacher Nanrei Suzuki's Drawings of Dance"). Scroll measuring 290 x 6750 mm., 15 sheets, gold flecked grey borders & endpapers

      [Probably Kyoto]: n.d. A finely illustrated scroll of 21 scenes of actors, individual or in groups, in costumes for Kyogen plays. The illustrations are by the artist Nanrei Suzuki (1775-1844), also known as Kansuiken, who studied under Nangaku Watanabe in Kyoto and is most famous for his drawings of birds, flowers, and landscapes. Another theme in which he excelled was the portrayal of actors in costume. His patron was the feudal lord Tango Tanabe Han Makino. These fine and colorful immediate sketches, quite expressive, depict the colorful costumes and actors on stage for Kyogen, a traditional Japanese comic theater. A number of the costumes have contemporary notes regarding the colors. An early collector, "Nancho (?) Koshizuka," who assembled these 15 sheets and put them in scroll format, has written a preface dated "May 1848" stating that his teacher "Nanrei" made these images of Kyogen dancers. At the end, the same collector states that these are original drawings by Nanrei. Fine condition. ❧ Brown, Block Printing & Book Illustration in Japan, p. 106.

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        Entomologiae Brasilianae specimen. [Bonn, Wolfgang Schwarzkopf, 1821]. With 3 hand-coloured engraved plates, by Franz after S. Weber. With : (2) KLUG, Johann Christoph Friedrich. Entomologiae Brasilianae specimen alterum, sistens insectorum coleopterorum nondum descriptorum centuriam.[Bonn, Wolfgang Schwarzkopf, 1825]. With 5 hand-coloured engraved plates by S. Weber. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Modern boards.

      Horn & Schenkling 11967 & 11970; Nissen, ZBI 2214; not in Borba de Moraes. Both parts of a description of entomological specimens from Brazil by the German entomologist Johann Christoph Friedrich Klug (1775-1856). It includes descriptions and illustrations of specimens collected by Grigory Langsdorff, Johann Centurius Hoffmannsegg, Ignaz von Olfers and others. The parts were published in volumes 10 and 12 of Nova acta physico-medica Academia…, the journal of the Academia Leopoldina in Schweinfurt.Untrimmed, first part a bit foxed and plates lightly browned. Good copy.

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        3 Briefe m. eigenh. Unterschrift.

      Zus. 4 S., 4. Nato a Bergamo (allora facente parte della Repubblica Serenissima) il 10 settembre 1775, fu ordinato prete presso l'Ordine di San Benedetto il 21 dicembre 1799, in un'epoca difficile vista la invasione napoleonica e le conseguenti spoliazioni e censure nei confronti degli ordini religiosi in quegli anni. Il 14 dicembre 1840 fu nominato vescovo di Verona. Verrà consacrato il 17 luglio dell'anno successivo. Il 15 marzo 1852 fu elevato patriarca di Venezia, ruolo che manterrà fino alla morte, che lo coglierà appena cinque anni dopo, il 9 aprile 1857 (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Italienisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        The Duenna or Double Elopement, a Comic-Opera As performed at the Theatre Royal in Covent Garden for the Voice, Harpsichord, or Violin. Price 10s„6. [Piano-vocal score]

      London: C. and S. Thompson, 1775. First Edition, first issue. BUC p. 294. RISM L2460. The Duenna, to a libretto by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, was first performed at Covent Garden in London on November 21, 1775. "The music for the opera was primarily the responsibility of the elder Linley, who took suggestions from Sheridan and Sheridan's wife. Most of his own contributions (which amount to about half of the total) are in fact based on traditional tunes and works by other composers, notably the finale to Act 3, 'Come now for jest and smiling', for which he used the melody of Morley's ballett Now is the month of maying, a brilliant choice. Among the items that he allocated to his son Thomas (ii) are a larger number of newly composed pieces, including the overture and the air 'Sharp is the woe'; this is one of the younger Linley's finest songs, scored imaginatively for horns and strings... Only a few of the musical items were published in a vocal score, and none in full score." Gwilym Beechey in Grove Music Online.. Oblong folio. Full 20th-century mid-brown cloth with titling gilt to upper, floral patterned endpapers. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), [1] (blank), 2-58 pp. Engraved. Binding slightly worn and rubbed. Minor internal browning, staining and foxing; slightly trimmed; upper outer corner of first blank preliminary leaf torn away.

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        Le Médecin de Soi-Même, ou méthode simple et aisée pour Guérir les Maladies Vénériennes. Avec la recette d'un Chocolat Aphrodisiaque, aussi utile qu'agréable. Nouvelle édition, Augmentée des analyses raisonnées & instructive de tours les Ouvrages qui ont paru sur le mal vénérien depuis 1740 jusqu'à présent, pour servir de suivre à la Bibliographie de M. Astruc; Et de la traduction Française de la Dissertation de M.(Michel-Fréderique) BOEHM

      Paris,: Michel Lambert,, 1775.. 2 volumes: xix, [i], 640; [iv], 641-1070, [ii] pp. 8vo (13 x 20 cm.). Bound in contemporary polished calf, spine with raised band and gilt decorated, gilt lettered and numbered on green Morocco labels; red edges (an attractive binding with some minor rubbing and wear). ¶ A rare work, being a mixture of quackery and scientific medical bibliography. The first part here in 2nd corrected & enlarged edition was originally published in 1773 as "Methode familière pour guérir les Maladies Vénériennes", and was nothing more than an attempt to promote the use of author's nostrum "chocolat aphrodisiaque & anti-syphilique". The remainder of the text are in First edition. At pp. 55-63 a "life of Astruc". On pp. 759-821 we find the translation of Boehm's "Dissertation sur les differentes méthodes qui ont été employées pour guirir le Mal Vénérien" (no record found of the original Latin edition). The bulk of the book (960 pages) is a most valuable anotated supplement ot the Bibliography of Astruc from 1740(see G-M 5195). Detailed and remarkably correct, with information about many obscure and rare publications. The work is concluded by an index on authors, a chronological table and a table of subjects. No copy in the Bibliotèque Nationale.-- (Small wormhole in the outher margin throughout

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        De Novorum Ossium, in Integris aut Maximis, ob Morbos, Deperditionibus, Regeneratione Experimenta..

      Three folding engraved plates & one folding printed table. x, [11]-240 pp. 8vo, cont. vellum over boards (binding a little soiled & stained). Paris: F.A. Didot, 1775. First edition. Troja (1747-1827), studied medicine at Naples and in 1774 he went to Paris where he began the research on the formation of bone tissue and bone generation which made him famous. Although Réaumur and Trembley had earlier demonstrated the regrowth of limbs in crustacea and polyps, no one before had considered the possibility of regrowth of bones. "Troja demonstrated that if a foreign body is introduced into the marrow cavity of a long bone, the bony cylinder dies and a new bone is formed all around the necrotic one, the latter being eventually eliminated. Accordingly, Troja suggested that in treating extensive caries of the bone, marrow should be destroyed, so that new bone formation would result."-Leonardo, Lives of Master Surgeons, p. 428. Troja later took up again his work on bone surgery and regeneration. In 1814 he first described the perforating connective-tissue fibers, usually known as "Sharpey's fibers." Fine crisp copy. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. ❧ D.S.B., XIII, pp. 464-65. Hirsch, V, p. 642-"a very important work" (in trans.).

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        Les Saisons poëme

      Paris: s.n., 1775. Fine. s.n., Paris 1775, xxxvj (1p.) 38-467pp. (1f. errata), relié. - Seventh edition, illustrated with a frontispiece, a jewel on the title and 4 figures by Moreau the Younger, 4 delicious vignettes by Choffard for The Seasons, and 2 figures of Moreau the Younger for Tales, Poems and fugitive Eastern Fables. Binding nineteenth full blue morocco night. Back with five nerves decorated with florets countryside (vines, wheat and sickle, game and hunting horn ...) and gilded boxes. Triple net and golden geometric lace framing boards. Large gold lace framing of paper contreplats to the tank and bookplates. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Septième édition, illustrée d'un frontispice, d'un fleuron sur le titre et de 4 figures par Moreau le jeune, 4 délicieuses vignettes par Choffard, pour Les Saisons, et de 2 figures de Moreau le jeune pour les Contes, Poésies fugitives et les Fables orientales. Notre exemplaire est enrichi de tirés à part du fleuron de titre et des vignettes de Choffard. Reliure XIXème en plein maroquin bleu nuit. Dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons champêtres (vigne, blé et serpe, gibier et cor de chasse...) ainsi que de caissons dorés. Triple filet et dentelle géométrique dorés en encadrement des plats. Large dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats de papier à la cuve.   Mors supérieur frotté. Des bibliothèques Francis Kettaneh et Irwin Laughlin, avec leurs ex-libris.

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        Les saisons

      à Amsterdam: S.n., 1775. Fine. S.n., à Amsterdam 1775, Grd et fort in-8 (14x23cm), xxxvj 38-467p., relié. - Seventh edition of the Seasons, after the original was published in 1769 and illustrated by Plover, but First printing illustration of Moreau. This edition is a reprint of that of 1769 and includes the headers Chauffart, but adds 7 figures Moreau, engraved by Delaunay, Duclos, Lebas, Prévost. Note also that the strong paper used for this edition is not the same as the paper end of the first edition. Full contemporary calf. Smooth back ornate. Part of title in red morocco. Flamed veal boards (with supervision Greek) a date later added restoration. Corners bumped. A slot in the upper joint of 5 cm. Pretty good copy. The seasons are preceded by a preface on the bucolic and pastoral poetry and stories followed (as philosophical Ziméo), fugitive pieces, and finally Eastern fables. Voltaire had a great admiration for Saint-Lambert, and especially for his masterpiece: The seasons. This descriptive poetry is also not without charm and will continue to be tasted in the nineteenth century. Saint-Lambert was also essential for the literary society of the eighteenth through its presence in salons. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Septième édition des Saisons, après l'originale parue en 1769 et illustrée par Gravelot, mais premier tirage de l'illustration de Moreau. Cette édition est une réimpression de celle de 1769, et reprend les en-têtes de Chauffart, mais elle ajoute les 7 figures de Moreau, gravées par Delaunay, Duclos, Lebas, Prévost. On notera également que le papier fort employé pour cette édition n'est pas le même que le papier fin de l'édition originale. Reliure en plein veau d'époque. Dos lisse richement orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Plats en veau flammé (avec grecque d'encadrement) d'une date postérieure ajoutés en restauration. Coins émoussés. Une fente au mors supérieur sur 5 cm. Assez bon exemplaire. Les saisons sont précédées d'une préface sur la poésie bucolique et champêtre et suivies des contes (philosophique comme Ziméo), des pièces fugitives, et enfin des fables orientales. Voltaire eut une grande admiration pour Saint-Lambert, et notamment pour son oeuvre maîtresse : Les saisons. Cette poésie descriptive n'est d'ailleurs pas sans charme et elle continuera d'être goûtée au XIXe siècle. Saint-Lambert fut en outre incontournable pour la société littéraire du XVIIIe par sa présence dans les salons.

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        Anatomici summi septemdecim tabulae quas nunc primum edit atque explicat iisque alias addit de structura mammarum et de tunica testis vaginali Michael Girardi, in Regia Parmensi Universitate Anatomes Professor Primarius

      Parma: [Giambattista Bodoni for] Regia typographia, 1775 Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (336 x 250 mm). [10], xxxv [1], 217 [2] pp., frontispiece portrait and 42 engraved plates by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta and others (including 21 outline key plates). Contemporary paper card boards, author's name and title in manuscript to spine (front hinge starting, boards soiled). Text untrimmed, a few leaves creased, title slightly browned (due to frontispiece) and spotted, p. 57 torn in foremargin w/o lost. Plates and text bright with only minor spotting. A beautiful, unsophisticated copy. ---- Choulant-Frank, pp. 262-64; Garrison-Morton 399.1; Wellcome V, 22; Heirs of Hippocrates 788; Norman 1888; Cushing S66, Waller 8476. - FIRST EDITION. Santorini's posthumously published Septemdecim tabulae is noteworthy as the only significant medical book from the press of the great Italian printer Giambattista Bodoni, printer to the Duke of Parma and creator of the "modern" style typeface now named for him. Like William Hunter's Anatomy of the Gravid Uterus, Santorini's work is one of the very few medical books issued by a private press. The first 17 plates in the work, the "septemdecim tabulae" of the title, were drawn by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682-1754), and engraved by Florentia Marcella under Santorini's personal supervision. Santorini intended them for an enlarged edition of his Observationes anatomicae (1724), but died before completing this task. The plates were published 38 years after Santorini's death by Michael Girardi, a professor of anatomy at Parma, who added to them two plates by the anatomist Giovanni Battista Covoli, as well as two of his own. Girardi also prepared the extensive commentary, using portions of Santorini's and Covoli's posthumous writings. Santorini's plates illustrate several complex gross features of the human body, including the facial muscles, organs of smell and hearing, the pharynx, the breasts, the diaphragm, the intestines, the bladder and the genitals. Covoli's plates show various parts of the female breast, as does Girardi's first plate; his second plate shows a partially dissected six-month fetus. Santorini's name has been given to the arytenoid cartilages, the risorius muscle and the plexus pudendalis venosus. --- Erste Ausgabe von Santorinis Hauptwerk, gleichzeitig das einzige medizinische Werk, das Giambattista Bodoni fur den Herzog von Parma gedruckt hat. "Santorini gehört zu den hervorragendsten Anatomen seiner Zeit und stand wegen seiner sehr bedeutenden anatomischen Leistungen bei allen gelehrten Zeitgenossen in grossem Rufe" (Hirsch-H.). Die schönen Tafeln enstanden zum grössten Teil nach Zeichnungen von Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, der auch die Illustrationen zum berühmten Valgrisi-Tasso von 1745 geschaffen hatte, und wurden von Marcella unter der persönlichen Aufsicht des Künstlers gestochen..

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        Mémoire sur la nature du Principe qui se combine avec les Métaux pendant leur calcination et qui en augmente le poids" [Lavoisier's Easter Memoir] in Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences. Année 1775. Avec les Mémoires de Mathématique & de Physique, pour la même année. Tirés des Registres de cette Académie, 1778, pp. 520-526

      FIRST EDITION, LAVOISIER'S OFFICIAL EASTER MEMOIR ON THE COMPOSITION OF AIR. In this work, Lavoisier proposed that ordinary air is composed of two different gases, one "highly respirable" (that he named "oxygen") and the other (later named nitrogen) that was unable to support combustion or respiration. This work is commonly referred to as Lavoisier's "Easter Memoir" because he presented an earlier version to the Academy around Easter of 1775; as this is the 1778 revised version, historians regard it as Lavoisier's "official" Easter Memoir (Wikipedia). In April, 1778, "Lavoisier read for a second time the memoir in which he had originally demonstrated, in April 1775, that mercury precipitate reduced without charcoal disengages not fixed air, but the 'air itself entire', or 'the purest portion of the air'. He made some revisions in the text that have attracted widespread attention from historians" (Holmes, Lavoisier, 137). In the time between 1775 and 1778, Lavoisier repeated some of performed some new experiments of his own and repeated some of Priestley's. In the 1778 'official' version, Lavoisier "altered the language in which he had described that air, calling it now 'the most salubrious, the most pure portion of the air', and air 'in an eminently respirable state'. Fastening on to this last phrase, he again referred to the air later in his memoir as 'eminently respirable air'. At the same time he deleted references to it in the original version as 'common air', and eliminated the experimental description that it reacted to the nitrous air test in the same manner as common air… "Historians have tended to treat with suspicion the textual changes Lavoisier made. The implication seems to be that he sought to represent himself as having clearly understood in 1775 that the air released from the mercury calx is a specific portion of the atmosphere when, in fact, he had then still not distinguished it unambiguously from ordinary air. If one couples this suspicion with acceptance of Priestley's charge that Lavoisier had obtained the idea for the experiment from him in the first place, then one creates an image of Lavoisier as one who is known to have had an 'occasional tendency to allow the work of others to pass as his own'. "There is, however, no solid evidence that in making these changes he was attempting to rewrite history… His motivation was probably [simple]. By the spring of 1778, when his new theoretical edifice had solidified, the experiments on mercury calx would have come to appear to him as one of the decisive experimental foundations on which he had erected it. Yet when he looked back on the paper which reported these experiments from the vantage point he had since attained, the descriptions of the air he had identified in it would have appeared confused, ambiguous, and inconsistent. "The embarrassment of allowing such flaws to remain, in what he could now anticipate might someday be regarded as a classic paper, is obvious. Since the paper had yet to appear in the Memoirs of the Academy, chronically two to three years late in publication, he had a convenient opportunity to avoid that outcome" (Holmes). ALSO INCLUDED: An important paper by P. S. Laplace introducing the concept of the "Coriolis effect" fifty years before Coriolis. Euler had also written about the effect in 1749. "Recherches sur plusieurs points du système du monde" in Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences Année 1775 pp. 75-182, 1778. This is part one of a two part paper. CONDITION & DETAILS: Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale. 4to (10.5 x 8.25). 11 folding engraved copperplates. Prior ownership name, 'Bernardi' on front free endpaper. Contemporary full leather binding. Front joint between spine and boards cracking but solid. Handsome wide margins throughout. Slight toning throughout, otherwise bright and very clean. Very good condition.

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        La contagion sacrée ou histoire naturelle de la superstition Ouvrage trad

      Londres|[Amsterdam?]: S.n., 1775. Fine. S.n., Londres [Amsterdam?] 1775, in-12 (10x17cm), 188pp. , 192pp., 2 tomes reliés en un volume. - New edition. The original date of 1768. Cardboard pink contemporary. Back smooth threads. Part of title in brown calf. Smear on boards and caps. Although the text was presented as a translation of Jean Trichard, the work is Baron d'Holbach. This story superstition is an indictment against the merciless persecution and political and religious tyrannies what they were, which made terrorized by fear and bigotry as by political ambition. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. L'originale date de 1768. Reliure en plein Reliure en plein cartonnage rose d'époque. Dos lisse à filets. Pièce de titre en veau brun. Frottis sur les plats et les coiffes. Bien que le texte fût présenté comme une traduction de Jean Trichard, l'oeuvre est bien du baron d'Holbach. Cette histoire de la superstition est un réquisitoire sans pitié contre les persécutions et les tyrannies politiques et religieuses quelle qu'elles furent, qui firent régner la terreur par la peur et le fanatisme tant que par ambition politique.

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        Mémoires de Paul Jones, où il expose ses principaux services, et rappelle ce qui lui est arrivé de plus remarquable pendant le cours de la révolution américaine, particulièrement en Europe.Paris, Louis (colophon: printed by Delance), 1798. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece showing the portrait of Jones and a naval battle. Contemporary, mottled, tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.

      Graff Collection 2242; Howes J-228; Muller, America 1178; Sabin 36559. First edition of the first biography of John Paul Jones, famous naval fighter in the American Revolutionary War, born in Scotland. In his early years, Jones served aboard a number of merchant vessels, but his life took an important turn when he emigrated to North America. From 1775 onwards, Jones made an impressive career in the Continental Navy. As commander of the Ranger and later the Bonhomme Richard, Jones vigorously and successfully fought the British, an achievement for which he was honoured with a gold medal by the Continental Congress (while in Britain he was regarded as a pirate). After a period in the service of Empress Catherine the Great of Russia, during which he repulsed the Ottomans in the Black Sea, Jones sailed for France, spending his last years in Paris. Negligible waterstain the lower margin of pp. 61-74 and some faint thumbing to the half-title and back of the title-page, otherwise in fine condition. Bind rubbed along the hinges, but still good.

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        Flore pittoresque et médicale des Antilles, ou histoire naturelle des plantes usuelles des colonies françaises, anglaises, espagnoles et portugaises.Paris, printed by J. Tastu for Crosnier, the author, (Gauthier and Pichard), 1833, 1827-1829. 8 volumes. 8vo. With 600 engraved plates printed in colour à la poupée and finished by hand. Contemporary green half morocco, gilt upper edges.

      Bradley III, p. 64; DSB IV, p.67; Dunthorne 90; Nissen, BBI 471; Palau 70725; Sabin 19693; Stafleu & Cowan 1391. Richly illustrated survey of the flora of the West Indies, the magnum opus of the famous botanist Michel-Etienne Descourtilz (1775-1836), describing trees, shrubs, weeds, cacti, and many other, mostly flowering, plants. Descourtilz initially concentrated on the medicinal properties of the plants (the various plants are arranged according to these properties), but soon to included plants with commercial possibilities and starting the second volume changed the title from Flore médicale des Antilles to Flore pittoresque et médicale des Antilles, emphasizing the beauty of the plants. Volume one is here included in its second issue, identical to the first except for the title-page.Michel-Étienne Descourtilz, trained as a surgeon, moved to Saint-Dominque (Haiti) in 1798, after his marriage to the daughter of Rossignol-Desdunes, who had plantations in Artibonite, but had to leave after getting involved with the Negro revolution. In 1821 he send his son Jean-Théodore Descourtilz (1796-1855) to visit the Haitian Greater Antilles to make the drawings to be used for the present book. Jean-Théodore later became a naturalist as well, but is best remembered for his ornithological illustrations. With some foxing some minor browning and an occasional smudge, otherwise in good condition, virtually untrimmed. Volume one with the front board detached from the bookblock, volume six with partly cracked hinge, and generally slightly rubbed along the extremities, but bindings otherwise good.

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        Finely illustrated scroll on prepared paper in ink and color, from the label on the outside of scroll "Suzuki Nanrei sensei mai no e" ("Teacher Nanrei Suzuki's Drawings of Dance"). Scroll measuring 290 x 6750 mm., 15 sheets, gold flecked grey borders & endpapers

      [Probably Kyoto]: n.d.A finely illustrated scroll of 21 scenes of actors, individual or in groups, in costumes for Kyogen plays. The illustrations are by the artist Nanrei Suzuki (1775-1844), also known as Kansuiken, who studied under Nangaku Watanabe in Kyoto and is most famous for his drawings of birds, flowers, and landscapes. Another theme in which he excelled was the portrayal of actors in costume. His patron was the feudal lord Tango Tanabe Han Makino.These fine and colorful immediate sketches, quite expressive, depict the colorful costumes and actors on stage for Kyogen, a traditional Japanese comic theater. A number of the costumes have contemporary notes regarding the colors.An early collector, "Nancho (?) Koshizuka," who assembled these 15 sheets and put them in scroll format, has written a preface dated "May 1848" stating that his teacher "Nanrei" made these images of Kyogen dancers. At the end, the same collector states that these are original drawings by Nanrei.Fine condition.❧ Brown, Block Printing & Book Illustration in Japan, p. 106.

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        Sämmtliche Schriften. Neue verbesserte Auflage. Leipzig, M. G. Weidmanns Erben und Reich, und Caspar Fritsch, 1775.

      1775. 10 Bde. in 6. Mit zus. 10 gest. Frontispizen (dav. 1 Portrait) und 10 gest. Titelvignetten. Lederbände der Zeit mit doppelten goldgepr. Rückenschildchen und hübscher Rückenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Buntpapiervorsätze. 8vo. Zweite Auflage der ersten Gesamtausgabe (zuvor 1769-74 erschienen). Bd. 10 bringt "Christian Fürchtegott Gellerts Leben" von Johann Andreas Cramer. - Einbände unbedeutend berieben; innen wie stets durchgehend etwas braunfleckig; insgesamt einheitlich dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar eines "A.W." (so die Besitzerinitialen am Rückenschildchen) Goedeke IV/1, 78, 23. Rümann 314.

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