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        Régiment de Cambrésis, composé d'un bataillon. Livret pour la revue du 3 8bre 1777, faite par M. de [Gironville] pour servir au payement de la subsistance.

      S.l., s.d., (1777), - in-folio, [5] ff. n. ch., un feuillet vierge, demi-basane aubergine, dos lisse orné de filets dorés (reliure du XIXe s.). Dos insolé, accrocs aux deux coiffes. Cette pièce est mi-imprimée mi-manuscrite : il s'agit en fait d'un formulaire pré-imprimé destiné à être renseigné à la main pour les revues, et il a de fait été rempli à la fois des données chiffrées exigées et de nombreuses indications de noms et de qualités des officiers. C'est en 1776 que le second Régiment de Cambrésis vit le jour par amalgame de deux bataillons du Régiment de Flandres (le premier à porter ce nom fut réformé en 1775). Ce sera l'ancêtre du 20e de Ligne (1791). Reliés à la suite deux états similaires : I. [MANUSCRIT] Inspection de 1777. Infanterie. Régiment de Bresse. Revüe faite à Crozon par Mr le Mis de Langeron lieutenant gnéral des armées du Roy le 11 septembre 1777. S.l.n.d. [1777], [7] ff. n. ch., entièrement manuscrits, trois feuillets vierges. II. [MANUSCRIT]. Régiment de Bresse. Etat de messieurs les officiers dudit régiment par rang d'ancienneté. 1780. S.l.n.d. [1780], [12] ff. n. ch. et régés, entièrement manuscrits, avec une collette complémentaire entre les ff. 11 et 12. Créé en 1776 également à partir de deux bataillons du Régiment du Poitou, le Régiment de Bresse est l'ancêtre du 26e Régiment d'Infanterie.

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        LIBER VERITATIS. A COLLECTION OF PRINTS AFTER THE ORIGINAL DESIGNS OF CLAUDE LE LORRAIN; IN THE COLLECTION OF HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE. EXECUTED BY RICHARD EARLOM, IN THE MANNER AND TASTE OF THE DRAWINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF EACH PRINT; TOGETHER WITH THE NAMES OF THOSE FOR WHOM, AND THE PLACES FOR WHICH, THE ORIGINAL PICTURES WERE FIRST PAINTED . AND THE PRESENT POSSESSORS OF MANY OF THE ORIGINAL PICTURES. VOLUMES I AND II

      Messrs. Boydell and Company, London 1777 - Thick, tall folios in 3/4 brown marble and red leather; six-band embossed spine with heavy gilt; VG/VG-; boards show some shelf wear around edges, with small tearing along spine length and corners; open gutter in front, but binding strong; both frontispiece portraits detached from spine; gilt edges; slight fading; all prints in good condition with clear legends; Vol. I contains Claude Lorrain's biography by John Boydell, and 100 prints; Vol. II contains 120 prints; this is part of the mature works by Le Lorrain; in this work (Book of Truth), the names of the purchaser was written on the back of the drawings to guard against copying; it constitutes a major work in the reproduction of master drawings in the form of a catalog raisonne; please note that Vol. III is lacking, since it was published individually at a later date; shelved above mythology; due to size of the item, please contact us for shipping costs. Dupont. First edition; Richard Earlom (engraver). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DELLA INSUSSISTENZA DEL CONTAGIO TISICO. Dissertazione di...

      Pazzoni, 1777. in-8, pp. (8), 142, (2), bella leg. cart. rust. coevo con tit. mss al d. Incis. in rame al front. Dedicat. a Maria Teresa [Cibo Malaspina] Duchessa di Massa e Carrara. Prima e unica edizione. Rara opera scientifica del medico originario di Sermide nel mantovano (1727-1794), formatosi a Bologna e Ferrara, ma poi attivo a Mantova come viceprimario prima e primario poi dell'ospedale cittadino. Fu il primo medico a Mantova ad applicare l'inoculazione del vaiolo, e nei suoi scritti trattò anche di altre materie oltre alla medicina, ad esempio operette letterarie (fu anche Arcade con il nome di Acasto Acarnanio), e sulla salubrità delle risaie, oltre alle biografie di Antonio Bresavola e Marcello Donati. In questo trattato fu molto audace poichè sosteneva il carattere non contagioso della tisi polmonare. Ex libris. Censito in sole 6 biblioteche italiane. Ottimo esempl. [203]

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        Nuova ed esatta Carta della America

      Livorno 1777 - Carta geografica tratta dal raro "Atlante dell'America contenente le Migliori carte geografiche." edito a Livorno. Incisione in rame finemente colorata a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. From "Atlante dell'America contenente le Migliori carte geografiche ". Engraved by Andrea Scacciati. Copperplate with later hand colour, in good condition. Dimensioni 285 355mm

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        Regali Dispacci Nelle quali si contengono le Sovrane Determinazioni

      A Spese di Giuseppe-Maria Severino-Boezio, NAPOLI 1777 - ITALIANO Parte terza dei tomi I-II, legatura a tutta pergamena con intestatura in duplice tassello bicolore al dorso, coperta con diffusi segni del tempo quali macchie scure e strappi alla superficie, legatura ben salda, taglio imbrunito, pagine annerite con fioriture sparse, frontespizio completo di riferimenti, al verso citazione di Plinio, all'incipit grande testatina stilizzata in cornice decorata ad elemento geometrico, corpo tipografico eteorgeneo, formato in quarto, testo su due colonne, opera suddivisa per titoli, segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami, DA SEGNALARE che il tomo II risulta incompleto di pagine

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        Antique Print-BELGIUM-LUXEMBOURG-Ferraris-Dupuis-1777

      - Antique print, titled: 'Carte generale qui comprend la situation des principaux objets qui ont servi de fondem.t a la description geom.que Des Provinces Autrichiennes dans les Pays Bas [.]' - (General map that includes the situation of the main objects that have served to the founding and geographical description of the Austrian Provinces of The Netherlands .). Overview map of the southern Netherlands, present day Belgium and Luxembourg Engraving on handlaid (verge type) paper. Description: This map is part of the large 25-sheet wallmap 'Carte chorographique des Pays-Bas autrichiens. Dediee a leurs majestes imperiales et royales.' The other sheets are delinieated on this map numbered I through XXIV.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Louis Andre Dupuis' after 'Joseph Jean Francois de Ferraris'. L.A. Dupuis (active 1770-1810) was an engraver. We have not been able to find more about this person. Count Joseph-Jean-Francois de Ferraris (1726-1814) was a French Lieutenant-General (born in Luneville) and director of the Surveying School of the 'corps d'artillerie des Pays-Bas.', in the Austrian army. Condition: Good, given age. Condition good given age. Original middle fold as issued. A few small tears in paper edges, backed. Some light waterstaining / soiling. Some creasing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: Overasselt The overall size is ca. 37.8 x 25 inch. The image size is ca. 35.9 x 22.8 inch. The overall size is ca. 96 x 63.5 cm. The image size is ca. 91.3 x 58 cm.

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        Opere di Monsignor Jacopo-Benigno Bossuet

      Nella Stamperia de' Fratelli Paci A spese di Andrea Migliaccio, NAPOLI 1777 - ITALIANO Tomo II, edizione napoletana arricchita da postilla dell'autore, legatura a tutta pergamena con titolo in tassello al dorso, coperta opacizzata che presenta aloni scuri, piccoli strappi al piede e alla costa, taglio annerito, rimbocco lievemente allentato, fioriture diffuse tra le pagine, al frontespizio notizie complete a corpo eterogeneo con piccolo fregio stilizzato, all'incipit avviso al lettore con bel capolettera su sfondo paesaggistico in cornice geometrica, volume in octavo, fascicoli segnati, testo su colonna con note a margine, aloni ben visibili ai margini delle pp.487-515

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        Vie privée et criminelle d'Antoine-François Desrues contenant les particularités de sa jeunesse, ses mauvaises inclinations, son insigne hypocrisie; & le détail des manoeuvres abominables & des crimes atroces commis, de dessein prémédité, par ce scélérat, envers la Dame de Lamotte & son fils.

      à Avignon, et se trouve à Paris, chez Cailleau, 1777, in 12, de 130pp., portrait gravé en front., demi-veau bleu XIXe, coiffes et charnières frottées, petite restauration à deux ff. sinon bon exemplaire. Edition originale. L'épicier Desrues s'était enrichi d'escroqueries et empoisonna la femme et le fils de son créancier. Il fut roué vif en 1777 en place de Grève, son corps fut brûlé et les cendres dispersées. La littérature populaire en fit le prototype de l'assassin fourbe et méchant, ceci d'autant plus qu'il aurait été hermaphrodite. L'affaire causa un grand trouble dans la population, car le petit peuple voyait en lui un simple martyr, ce qui conduisit les autorités à faire diffuser des textes et images pour convaincre le public de sa culpabilité. Cailleau semble avoir été l'homme de cette propagande. ¶ Barbier IV.973.

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        De Marcione Paullinarum ! epistolarum emendatore. Pro examine theologico disputaturus. Praeside Gottlob Christiano Storr. EA. Und weitere 5 Dissertationen in 1 Band.

      Titel, 38 S., 1 Bl.. 8. Pappbd d. Z. mit hs. Rückenschild. Etwas berieben, bestoßen und fleckig gering stockfleckig hs. Glossen auf Vorsatz. Vorgebunden 1) Friedrich Wilhelm Kohler: Qua doctrina de Spiritus Sancti in mentibus nostris efficientia momento suo ponderatur. Tübingen 1777. 26 S. (Einriß im letzten Blatt alt und mit Textverlust hinterlegt). 2) Ernst Christophorus Zilling/Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Breyer/Wilhelm Friedrich Eberhard Platt/Friederich Caspar Oesterle/Wilhelm Friedrich Elsässer/ Johannes Fiedrich Kraus/Christian Philipp Grüzmann/Christopherus Ludwig Rau: Dissertationis exegeticae in librorum N. T. historicorum aliquot locos. Pars tertia. Tübingen1794. 96 S.. 3) Karl Friedrich Adolph Steinkopf/Christophorus Friedrich Hochstetter/Karl Godofr. August Friedrich Kurz: Dissertatio exegetica in Apocalyseos quaedam loca. Tübingen 1795. 44 S. (unleserliche Glosse an Titelei). 4) Karl Friedrich Hauber/Jeremias Friedrich Reuss/Christian Theophil Friedrich Maier/Johannes Karl August Georgii/Christoph Friedrich Kraus/Karl Friedrich Rau/Albert Matthias Wilhelm Werner: Dissertatio altera in Apocalypseos quaedam loca. Tübingen 1796. 52 S. (Tintenfleck an Titelei). Nachgebunden: Friedrich Jakob Beck: De compendiis theol. dogm. in ecclesia Würtembergica publice olim receptis. Tübingen 1795. 31 S.. (letztes Bl. mit alt hinterlegter Randläsur). Alle Dissertationen unter dem Vorsitz des evangelischen Tübinger Theologen G. Chr. Storr (1746-1805). Bei der Arbeit des zwanzigjährigen Schelling handelt es sich um eine seiner frühesten selbständigen Veröffentlichungen. Ziegenfuß II, 437 nicht bei Goedeke Hirschberg (Taschengoedeke 1970, S. 439).

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        Expedición de los Catalanes y Aragoneses contra Turcos y Griegos, Dirigida a D. Juan de Moncada.

      - M-Imp.Antonio de Sancha, 1777. 8º. XVI- 383p. Enc. Plena pasta española época con hierros dorados en el lomo y cortes pintados. (10929-L4). HISTORIA ESPAÑA.

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        Rare Antique Master Print-BENJAMIN FRANKLIN-AMERICA-Cochin-Anonymous-1777

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Beniamen Fraencklin.' - Rare antique master print. Portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Mezzotint engraving on laid paper. Made by 'Anonymous' after 'Charles Nicolas Cochin'. Charles-Nicolas II Cochin (1715-1790) was a French designer, engraver, writer and art critic. Condition: Very good, given age. Ample margins, very good impression. Paper edges with some slight paper loss not effecting image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 9.8 x 7.1 inch. The image size is ca. 8.7 x 6.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 24.9 x 18 cm. The image size is ca. 22 x 15.7 cm.

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        Gesundbrunnen der Oesterreichischen Monarchie.

      Wien, (Gerold), 1777 - 2 Bll., 306 S., 4 Bll. (Register). Kupfertitel und Kupfer-Frontisp. Erste Ausgabe des ersten österreichischen Bäderbuchs. - Wurzbach III, 26. NDB III, 400: "Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz (1722 - 1797) veröffentlichte eine zu seiner Zeit sehr geschätzte Heilmittellehre, beschäftigte sich mit den Wirkungen der verschiedenen Heilquellen, befaßte sich mit chemischen und botanischen Fragen, ohne daß jedoch diese Arbeiten die Bedeutung seiner geburtshilflichen erreichten". - "Insbesonders hat sich Crantz dadurch berühmt gemacht, daß er der erste die Heilquellen der Monarchie beschrieb, welches Werk noch häufig benützt und citirt ." (Wurzbach). - Das Werk beschreibt über 600 Heilquellen auf dem Gebiet der österreichischen Monarchie (unter Maria Theresia) und gilt aufgrund der teils vom Autor selbst durchgeführten Analysen und Versuche als eines der ersten Werke der modernen Balneologie. - Kupfertitel mit gestempeltem Monogramm, leicht gebräunt und fleckig.Vorsatz mit längerem zeitgenössischem hs. Text. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Kl.-4°. Ldr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild sowie Rücken- und Deckelvergoldung (bestoßen, etw. berieben und fleckig, Rücken mit kl Wurmgängen und unsachgemäß überklebtem oberem Kapitell). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BICKERSTAFF'S NEW-ENGLAND ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1778

      Norwich: Printed and Sold Wholesale and Retail, by J. Trumbull, 1777. [24]pp. Self wrappers, stitched. Minor staining and foxing, a few leaves with contemporary marginalia. Very good. A rare Revolutionary-period almanac from Connecticut, attributed by both Evans and Bates in his CHECK LIST OF CONNECTICUT ALMANACS, 1709-1850. The contemporary marginalia reveals the usefulness of the almanac, with several notations from a colonial American noting good times to perform certain functions according to the calendar, namely "a good time to cut coalts" on June 13. Only seven copies reported from five institutions in ESTC. EVANS 15706. TRUMBULL 254. DRAKE 312.

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        Tractaat van vreede en commercie, geslooten tusschen sijne Majesteit den Keiser van Marocco en de Hoog Mogende Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden. Gesloten in den jaare 1752.

      The Hague, Jacobus Scheltus, 1777. - 4to. 26 pp. With woodcut device on title page and one initial. Red modern cloth with giltstamped spine title. Renewal of the bilateral Treaty of Peace and Commerce of 1752 between the Netherlands and Morocco, then ruled by Sultan Abdallah IV (Moulay Abdallah ibn Moulay Ismail ibn Moulay Chérif ibn Moulay Ali of the Alaouite dynasty, styled "Keiser van de Ryken der Maroccen, Fez, Mequinez, Suz en Algarven" in Dutch). The renewal was signed at Salé, 29 June 1777, when the open-minded Mohammed ibn Abdallah was Sultan. In December same year, the Sultanate of Morocco became the first nation whose head of state publicly recognized the United States as an independent nation. - Since the late 16th century the Netherlands had been attempting to establish friendly relations with Islamic countries, such as the Ottoman Empire and Morocco, due to their common enmity with catholic Spain. The first "Treaty of Friendship and Free Commerce" between the two countries had been signed as early as 1610, offering "free access and friendly reception for their respective subjects with any need for safeguard or safe-conduct, no matter how they come to the others' territory". - Slight browning, but well-preserved. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Diarío de Navegación que con el Favor de Dios y Nuestra Sra. De los Dolores espera Executar Francisco Cassani Piloto avordo de la Saetia Nombrada el Santo Cristo del Calvario. Su patron Thomas Taxonera comensado en Cadiz el dia 13 de noviembre

      Cadiz, 1776 - Salvamento, 1777. - MANUSCRIT in-4. 115ff. Plein vélin, traces de liens, coutures au dos (reliure de l'époque, plats salis). Précieux livre de bord d'un navire espagnol, le Santo Cristo del Calvario, lors d'une importante expédition militaire envoyée en Amérique du Sud par Carlos III et qui s'inscrit dans les efforts menés à cette époque par la couronne espagnole pour assurer sa domination sur le Nouveau Continent. La première partie du journal commence le 13 novembre 1776 et s'achève le 20 février 1777 à l'arrivée du bateau au port de l'île Santa Catalina (Paraguay) tenue par les Portugais. La deuxième partie du journal commence, après la prise de l'île par les Espagnols, lorsque le navire se rend le 28 mars 1777 au Rio Grande (Brésil), où il arrive le 29 avril. Enfin, la troisième partie du journal concerne la traversée de retour à Cadiz du 8 juillet au 7 octobre 1777. Le bateau dont il est question ici était un navire de guerre qui avait déjà participé à d'autres campagnes transatlantiques. Le manuscrit tenu jour après jour contient de nombreux renseignements techniques sur le déroulement de la traversée avec des détails sur les conditions météorologiques. Chaque résumé de la journée est accompagné d'un tableau et d'un schéma récapitulatifs. Légère trace de mouillure dans la marge inférieure. J. Siles Salinas, Historia de la Independencia de Bolivia, 2009, p. 14-15. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Geschichte der alten Sternkunde oder die Erläuterungen der astronomischen Geschichte des Altertums.

      Leipzig, im Schwickertschen Verlage, 1777. - 2 Teile in 1 Band. 8 Blatt, 334 Seiten, 1 Blatt; 399 Seiten, 2 Blatt, 3 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. Schlichter Karton der Zeit 23 x 13 cm, etwas berieben und bestoßen, gutes Exemplar Übersetzt von Christian Ernst Wünsch (Verf. von "Horus oder astrognostisches Endurtheil über die Offenbarung Johannis"), der hier auch einen Vorbericht beigibt (9 S.). - Jean-Sylvain Bailly (1736-1793), franz. Astronom u. erster Bürgermeister von Paris, wurde während der Franz. Revolution auf der Guillotine hingerichtet. Bailly wurde bekannt durch die Berechnung der Umlaufbahn des Halleyschen Kometen. Sein vorl. Hauptwerk erschien 1775-87 in 5 Bänden, wurde aber nicht komplett ins Deutsche übersetzt. Er vertritt hier die Theorie, dass die Wissenschaft die meisten Entdeckungen einem in einer Sintflut unterge-gangenen Volk verdanke, was u.a. einen Streit mit Voltaire auslöste. "Beym Einbruche der großen Fluth flüchteten auch einige Menschen auf die hohen Gebirge Asiens [.] die darunter befindlichen Gelehrten, deren Wissenschaft also bloß in Traditionen bestand, wurden zu Regenten gedachter neuen Colonien ernannt und, wegen ihrer Wissenschaft, von den übrigen unwissenden Menschen vergöttert." (Wünsch) - Inhalt: Von den Erfindern der Sternkunde u. von dem Alter desselben; Von den ältesten astronomischen Entdeckungen; Ueber die Sternkunde vor der Sündfluth; Von der Sternkunde kurz nach der Sündfluth u. von den astronomischen Kenntnissen der Indianer u. Chineser; Ueber die Sternkunde bey den alten Persiern u. Chaldäern; bey den Aegyptiern; bey den alten Griechen u. von den Philosophen der jonischen Sekte; bey den Pythagoräern, Stoikern u. einigen andern Philosophen; bey den Akademikern; Ueber den Ursprung der Sterndeuterey. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sarratoga

      F. Godefroy, Vienna 1777 - Uncolored engraving. Image measures 5 x 6 3/4". Framed 15 3/4 x 16" This informative engraving by Fauvel depicts the surrender of General John Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga on 17th October 1777 during the American Revolutionary War. The image shows the British army on the left and the American army on the right with General Burgoyne surrendering his sword to Major General Horatio Gates. The Battle of Saratoga is considered a turning point in the American Revolutionary War that won the Americans foreign assistance from France. Following Burgoyne's surrendering the sword, which was returned, the British army surrendered their arms while the American army played "Yankee Doodle", which is depicted here in the view. The view is in good condition with minor foxing. Nicely framed.

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        An Essay on the Dramatic Character of Sir John Falstaff

      London: for T. Davies,, 1777. Octavo (213 x 132 mm). Contemporary tan calf, red morocco label, gilt rules either side of raised bands, red sprinkled edges. With the half-title. Early ownership inscription of W. Radcliffe on front pastedown, under remains of bookplate. Headcap worn, joints cracked at head and tail but holding firm, a couple of creased corners, contents clean, a very good copy. First edition. Morgann "took issue with Dr Johnson as to whether the knight was a fat, drunken coward or a figure worthy of admiration. In a close analysis of Shakespeare's technique as a dramatist, Morgann argued that Shakespeare's intent was to gain sympathy from the audience for Falstaff at the expense of the virtuous young king and, in doing so, reverse or question accepted moral values. Consequently, in Morgann's essay, Falstaff becomes something of a witty, good-natured Don Quixote figure who displays true courage" (ODNB). Johnson's response was scornful – "Why, Sir, we shall have the man come forth again; and as he has proved Falstaff to be no coward, he may prove Iago to be a very good character" – but Morgann's essay greatly influenced literary criticism of 1 Henry IV well into the 20th century, particularly the literary approaches of Edward Dowden and A. C. Bradley.

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        From t[?Mr. Player?] TO Cha. Rouch for work performed at the late Mr. Windle's at Cleen Mill. . . 1777]

      1777 - Folded leaf 375 x 305 mm. Bill and receipt for renovations.

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        Le Nazaréen, ou le christianisme des Juifs, des Gentils et des Mahométans

      Toland, Jean (1670-1722). Londres, 1777. Le Nazaréen, ou le christianisme des Juifs, des Gentils et des Mahométans. In-8°, piena pelle coeva, dorso decorato in oro. XLVII, (1), 261, (11) pp. Ottimo esemplare della rara edizione originale della traduzione francese ad opera del Barone d' Holbach. Scheda da completare. Casa Nonn.

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        Beschreibung des Reichs der Liebe, mit beigefügter Landcharte. Ein Zweyter Versuch im Satz und Druck geographischer Charten, durch die Buchdruckerkunst, von J.G.I.B.

      Folding printed map. 8 pp. Large 4to, attractive antique calf-backed paste-paper boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: Breitkopf, 1777. First edition of this quite fascinating cartographical work, which includes a specimen of the author's second experiment in map printing. Earlier in the same year, Breitkopf (1719-94), the eminent printer, type-founder, and bookseller, published another slight work entitled Ueber den Druck der geographischen Charten which described his invention for printing maps with movable type. "He claimed to have been the inventor of map printing by the use of types, or what is known as 'typometry.' William Haas, a type-founder of Basle, appears to have previously published a method somewhat similar, but Breitkopf had been experimenting on the matter for some twelve years previously, and it was only his dissatisfaction with the result obtained that induced him to keep his achievements to himself."-Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 81. This is his second attempt for which he has printed a charming double-page map of the "Das Reich der Liebe" or "Land of Love," entirely from printing types and ornaments. The towns and regions all have delightful names referring to desire, youth, and pleasure. We learn from the text this was written, drawn, composed, and printed within three days, on the occasion of a wedding. A fine copy, without the usual foxing, of a most interesting work. I believe the map is occasionally hand-colored. ❧ Bagrow, History of Cartography, p. 219-(with the map illustrated).

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        Le compère Matthieu ou les bigarrures de l’esprit humain

      Au dépenses de la Compagnie, 1777. 12mo (cm. 16,7), 3 Voll. legati in due, 248 pp., 268 pp., 263 pp., (segue) La phisique de l’Ecriture Sainte, ou Correspondance philosophique entre deux amis par M.P.L.G.D.G., Amsterdam chez E. van Harrevelt, 1767, VIII-287 pp. Belle legature coeve in piena pelle con fregi e titolo oro al ds. (tracce di usura e ds. del secondo vol. allentato). Tagli rossi.

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        Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers, par une société de gens de lettres

      Third edition of the Dictionary of Trévoux said adorned with banners designed by Jean-Michel Papillon, cul-de-lamp and historiated initials. The text is followed in Volume 5 of Dictionarium universale Latin gallicum. Title pages in red and black.Binders full brown calf, back with six nerves adorned with jewels, wheels and gold threads, parts of title and volume number in red morocco, triple-net stamped cold frame plates, casters gilded on the cuts, handmade paper all sprinkled edges red. boards rubbed, second board of volume 4 notched on ten centimeters, caps often rubbed or missing, tiny wormholes on some back, joints of the second board of volume 4 cracked tail. Very small wormholes in lower margin between columns 238 and 314 of Volume 4 and a wetness in the upper right corner between the columns 738 and 770.Q sheets qqqq i (between 1712 and 1717 columns) and Q qqqq iiii (between 1724 and 1729 columns) are missing, having probably been forgotten by the bookbinder.Bookplate with pen on every front page in the name of Father Descageul.Released just under fifty years before Diderot and d'Alembert, said the Universal Dictionary of Trévoux made date in the middle of the encyclopedic edition. Discredited in its infancy because of his Jesuit origins, the text was later recognized for its importance for the history of culture and the French language but also and especially for their outreach to other European courts. He was admitted as a reference book, heir to the Dictionary says Furetière and rivaling the Dictionary of the French Academy. Even today, it is celebrated by scholars for its expression of "fascination with universal knowledge and the ambition of completeness claimed by encyclopedism Enlightenment".Good copy of a reference text for encyclopedism the early eighteenth century. Chez Jean-Léonard Pellet à Genève 1777-1779 in-4 (19x25,5cm) 39 volumes reliés

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        Essais historiques sur Paris.

      Paris, veuve Duchesne, 1776-1777, - 7 vol. in-12, 370, 336, 374, 235, 239-140, 488 et 405-[3] pp., veau fauve, dos à nerfs orné, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Infime manque à la coiffe inférieure du tome VII. Edition la plus complète, avec le volume VII paru après la mort de l'auteur. La première édition de cette série célèbre parut en 1754-1757, et elle connut cinq éditions jusqu'à la fin de l'Ancien Régime Dans notre exemplaire, les tomes 1 à 5 sont de la cinquième édition. Un des grands classique sur l'hisoire de Paris, ici en belle condition.

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        Billet autographe de reconnaissance de dettes de 150 livre à la présidente de Montreuil.

      - s.n., s.l. 16 juin 1777, 17,1x11,1cm, une feuille. - nota autografa firmata da signora de Montreuil marchesa de Sade, in cui si riconosce debiti a sua madre, Signora Presidente di Montreuil. Un piccolo foro senza testo mancante. Iniziali banchiere specificando il numero di elementi sotto le tre righe di testo. archivi di famiglia: di provenienza. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Billet autographe signé de Madame de Sade, dans laquelle cette dernière reconnaît des dettes envers sa mère, Madame la présidente de Montreuil. Un petit trou sans manque de texte. Paraphe du notaire précisant le nombre de pièces en dessous des trois lignes de texte. Tout au long de sa vie, le Marquis - fastueux et très dépensier - fut criblé de dettes et n'eut de cesse de chercher de l'argent, principalement auprès de ses beaux-parents par l'entremise de sa femme. Provenance : archives de la famille.  

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        LI CONTORNI DELLE PITTURE ANTICHE E DE' BRONZI DI ERCOLANO. Con le spiegazioni, incise d’appresso l’originale da Griorgio Cristoforo Kilian, Membro dell’Accademia Cesarea Francesca d’Augusta.

      Augusta,, 1777-1781.. In-4 p. (mm. 394x225), primi 6 (su 7) volumi in 3 tomi, mz. pelle moderna (abrasioni), dorso a cordoni con tit. oro. Questa importante opera è così composta: "Li contorni delle pitture antiche d'Ercolano". - vol. 1° (1777), cc.nn. 2 (frontesp. con vignetta inc. in rame e Prefazione con testata litografata), pp. 36 di descrizione delle tavole (con grande veduta del vulcano in eruzione), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo “Le antichità di Ercolano esposte” e 50 tavole, inc. in rame al tratto (anche più volte ripieg.). - vol 2° (1778), cc.nn. 2 (frontesp. con vignetta e Prefazione con testata incise in rame), pp. 20 di descrizione delle tavole (con grande veduta degli scavi di Ercolano), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo “Le pitture antiche d'Ercolano e contorni, Tomo secondo” e 60 tavole, inc. in rame al tratto (anche più volte ripieg.). - vol. 3° (1778), cc.nn. 2 (frontesp. con vignetta inc. e Prefazione), pp. 24 di descrizione delle tavole (con grande veduta degli scavi inc. in rame), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo “Le pitture antiche d'Ercolano e contorni, Tomo terzo” e 60 tavole, inc. in rame al tratto (più volte ripieg.). - vol. 4° (1779), pp. 26 (frontesp. con vignetta, Prefazione con testata incise in rame, descrizione delle tavole), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo “Le pitture antiche d'Ercolano e contorni, Tomo quarto”, e 70 tavole inc. in rame al tratto (più volte ripieg.). "De' Bronzi di Ercolano e contorni". - vol. 5° (1780): Tomo primo "Busti", pp. 22 (frontesp. con vignetta e Prefazione con testata, inc. in rame; descrizione delle tavole), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo “Delle antichità di Ercolano, Tomo quinto o sia primo dei Bronzi” e le seguenti tavole: 5 relative alla Prefazione (in 3 fogli) + 76 relative ai busti + 4 “Oper.coelat” (in 2 fogli) relative a bassorilievi + 3 che raffigurano un “modello di una nave a tre ordini di remi” + 6 di “vignette” (in 3 fogli), tutte inc. in rame al tratto e più volte ripieg. - vol. 6° (1781): Tomo secondo "Statue", cc.nn. 2 (frontesp. con vignetta e Prefazione con grande veduta del vulcano in eruzione), pp. 15 di descrizione delle tavole, 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo “Delle antichità di Ercolano, Tomo sesto o sia secondo de' Bronzi” e le seguenti tavole: 2 relative alla Prefazione (in 1 foglio) + 99 relative alle statue + 3 di “vignette” con numerosiss. immagini (in 3 fogli), inc. in rame al tratto e più volte ripieg. Le tavole sono tutte numerate e ogni foglio contiene una singola tavola o più tavole. Manca il volume 7°(1795 - Augusta, presso Christoforo Buerglen), dedicato ancora alle “Pitture antiche”, incise d'appresso l'originale da Giovanni Baltassare Probst. "Le antichità di Ercolano esposte" costituiscono l'opera archeologica più importante del XVIII secolo e contribuirono a plasmare il gusto della cultura europea della fine Settecento e dell'Ottocento. L'opera è il primo frutto del lavoro dell'Accademia Ercolanese (fondata alla fine del 1755 dal re Carlo, divenuto poi Carlo III di Spagna), che iniziò immediatamente i lavori per realizzare la pubblicazione degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi delle città di Pompei ed Ercolano. L'opera prevedeva ben 40 volumi ma, in 35 anni ne furono pubblicati solo 8 (l'ottavo dedicato alle lucerne e candelabri). Tra i nomi dei principali disegnatori Nicola Vanni, Giovanni Morghen, Casanova, Francesco La Vega. Alle lentezze editoriali, le "Antichità" unirono la difficoltà della loro acquisizione per gli studiosi. Tuttavia la loro funzione di propaganda culturale fu enorme. Le pitture giunsero, seppure indirettamente, a conoscenza di un pubblico vastissimo, tanto che, solo pochi anni dopo la loro pubblicazione, erano apparse edizioni “economiche” in varie lingue e in formato ridotto, che ne riportavano ridisegnate e reincise le bellissime tavole: in Inghilterra nel 1773, in Germania con l'edizione di Murr e Kilian nel 1777, in Francia nel 1780 e infine anche in Italia, nella Roma papale, a partire dal 1789. Il ns. esemplare - completo in tutte le sue parti - è una ristampa dell'edizione tedesca con le tavole incise al tratto da G.C. Kilian e il testo in italiano. L'artista tedesco Georg Christoph Kilian (Augsbourg 1709-1781) apparteneva a una importante famiglia di incisori di Augusta (sec. 16°-18°) ed illustrò libri di antichità alla maniera neoclassica. Cfr. Benezit,VII, p. 798 - Brunet,I,314 - Furchheim “Bibliogr. di Pompei, Ercolano e Stabia”, p. 2. Solo primo vol. con lievi arross.; tre tavole restaur. per strappo; qualche traccia d'uso ma complessivamente esemplare con barbe, ben conservato. .

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        L' Asie

      Artist: Elwe Jan Barend ( - 1777) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca 1792 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 47 x 58; - description: map of Asia; -vita of the artist: Jan Barend Elwe ( 177 - 1815), was a Dutch publisher and book seller who reissued maps by De L Isle and Ottens and some other cartographers in the late 18th century. His famous map "Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en ses Principales Parties" was derived mainly from Sanson?s and Jaillot?s maps of 1656 and 1676. At this time, California was no longer shown as an island, but as a peninsular, and the Great Lakes to the north are enclosed, which was another feature often shown incorrectly on earlier maps of America. This map has been published in 1792 in an Atlas which included 37 other maps of different countries.

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        LI CONTORNI DELLE PITTURE ANTICHE E DE' BRONZI DI ERCOLANO. Con le spiegazioni, incise d'appresso l'originale da Griorgio Cristoforo Kilian, Membro dell'Accademia Cesarea Francesca d'Augusta.

      In-4 p. (mm. 394x225), primi 6 (su 7) volumi in 3 tomi, mz. pelle moderna (abrasioni), dorso a cordoni con tit. oro. Questa importante opera è così composta: "Li contorni delle pitture antiche d'Ercolano". - vol. 1° (1777), cc.nn. 2 (frontesp. con vignetta inc. in rame e Prefazione con testata litografata), pp. 36 di descrizione delle tavole (con grande veduta del vulcano in eruzione), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo "Le antichità di Ercolano esposte" e 50 tavole, inc. in rame al tratto (anche più volte ripieg.). - vol 2° (1778), cc.nn. 2 (frontesp. con vignetta e Prefazione con testata incise in rame), pp. 20 di descrizione delle tavole (con grande veduta degli scavi di Ercolano), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo "Le pitture antiche d'Ercolano e contorni, Tomo secondo" e 60 tavole, inc. in rame al tratto (anche più volte ripieg.). - vol. 3° (1778), cc.nn. 2 (frontesp. con vignetta inc. e Prefazione), pp. 24 di descrizione delle tavole (con grande veduta degli scavi inc. in rame), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo "Le pitture antiche d'Ercolano e contorni, Tomo terzo" e 60 tavole, inc. in rame al tratto (più volte ripieg.). - vol. 4° (1779), pp. 26 (frontesp. con vignetta, Prefazione con testata incise in rame, descrizione delle tavole), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo "Le pitture antiche d'Ercolano e contorni, Tomo quarto", e 70 tavole inc. in rame al tratto (più volte ripieg.). "De' Bronzi di Ercolano e contorni". - vol. 5° (1780): Tomo primo "Busti", pp. 22 (frontesp. con vignetta e Prefazione con testata, inc. in rame; descrizione delle tavole), 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo "Delle antichità di Ercolano, Tomo quinto o sia primo dei Bronzi" e le seguenti tavole: 5 relative alla Prefazione (in 3 fogli) + 76 relative ai busti + 4 "Oper.coelat" (in 2 fogli) relative a bassorilievi + 3 che raffigurano un "modello di una nave a tre ordini di remi" + 6 di "vignette" (in 3 fogli), tutte inc. in rame al tratto e più volte ripieg. - vol. 6° (1781): Tomo secondo "Statue", cc.nn. 2 (frontesp. con vignetta e Prefazione con grande veduta del vulcano in eruzione), pp. 15 di descrizione delle tavole, 1 antiporta figurata dal titolo "Delle antichità di Ercolano, Tomo sesto o sia secondo de' Bronzi" e le seguenti tavole: 2 relative alla Prefazione (in 1 foglio) + 99 relative alle statue + 3 di "vignette" con numerosiss. immagini (in 3 fogli), inc. in rame al tratto e più volte ripieg. Le tavole sono tutte numerate e ogni foglio contiene una singola tavola o più tavole. Manca il volume 7°(1795 - Augusta, presso Christoforo Buerglen), dedicato ancora alle "Pitture antiche", incise d'appresso l'originale da Giovanni Baltassare Probst. "Le antichità di Ercolano esposte" costituiscono l'opera archeologica più importante del XVIII secolo e contribuirono a plasmare il gusto della cultura europea della fine Settecento e dell'Ottocento. L'opera è il primo frutto del lavoro dell'Accademia Ercolanese (fondata alla fine del 1755 dal re Carlo, divenuto poi Carlo III di Spagna), che iniziò immediatamente i lavori per realizzare la pubblicazione degli oggetti rinvenuti negli scavi delle città di Pompei ed Ercolano. L'opera prevedeva ben 40 volumi ma, in 35 anni ne furono pubblicati solo 8 (l'ottavo dedicato alle lucerne e candelabri). Tra i nomi dei principali disegnatori Nicola Vanni, Giovanni Morghen, Casanova, Francesco La Vega. Alle lentezze editoriali, le "Antichità" unirono la difficoltà della loro acquisizione per gli studiosi. Tuttavia la loro funzione di propaganda culturale fu enorme. Le pitture giunsero, seppure indirettamente, a conoscenza di un pubblico vastissimo, tanto che, solo pochi anni dopo la loro pubblicazione, erano apparse edizioni "economiche" in varie lingue e in formato ridotto, che ne riportavano ridisegnate e reincise le bellissime tavole: in Inghilterra nel 1773, in Germania con l'edizione di Murr e Kilian nel 1777, in Francia nel 1780 e infine anche in Italia, nella Roma papale, a partire dal 1789. Il ns. esemplare - completo in tutte le sue parti - è una ristampa dell'edizione tedesca con le tavole incise al tratto da G.C. Kilian e il testo in italiano. L'artista tedesco Georg Christoph Kilian (Augsbourg 1709-1781) apparteneva a una importante famiglia di incisori di Augusta (sec. 16°-18°) ed illustrò libri di antichità alla maniera neoclassica. Cfr. Benezit,VII, p. 798 - Brunet,I,314 - Furchheim "Bibliogr. di Pompei, Ercolano e Stabia", p. 2. Solo primo vol. con lievi arross.; tre tavole restaur. per strappo; qualche traccia d'uso ma complessivamente esemplare con barbe, ben conservato. .

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        Catalogue des Livres du Fonds de Ch. Ant. Jombert pere, Libraire du Roi pour l'Artillerie & le Génie, acquis par Jombert jeune & Cellot, libraires à Paris, rue Dauphine, la seconde porte cochere, à droite, en entrant par le Pont-Neuf, au fond de la cour

      Woodcut printer's vignette on title. 36 pp. 8vo, stitched as issued. [Paris]: 1777. An extremely rare priced catalogue of the stock of the great publisher Charles Antoine Jombert (1712-84), issued by his son Louis Alexandre (1749-?) and his son-in-law Louis Cellot. Charles Antoine had issued a series of catalogues under his own name for many years but here it is clear he was passing his business on to the next generation. This catalogue lists more than 600 books, especially in the fields of architecture, the military arts, medicine, and the sciences. Fine copy. WorldCat locates only one copy, at the BnF. ❧ Lesage et al., Catalogues de Libraires 1473-1810 (BnF: 2006), 1657.

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        The Spirit of Athens, Being a Political and Philosophical Investigation of the History of that Republic

      London: J. Robson, 1777. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo. First edition. xv,196pp. Contemporary full calf. Spine in 6 compartments with raised bands; simple gilt rules separate the compartments. Red leather lettering label, gilt. Plain endpapers. Old, nearly invisible, repair to the spine; light wear to edges; else a near fine copy. Bookplate. Inscription on the front free endpaper reads: 'The Spirit of Athens / The Gifts of Sir Wm Young Bart / 1777 / Js. Payne' Whether the inscription is in the hand of the author or that of Mr Payne is unknown. ESTC T49760.

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        Histoire du Prince Eugène de Savoye, Généralissime des Armées de l'Empereur & de l'Empire. Enrichie de Figures en Taille - Douce

      chez Briffaut, 1777. 5 voll. in-12° (172x100mm), pp. (16), 336; (2), 259, (3); (2), 327; (2), 317; (2), 357; legatura coeva p. pelle nocciola marmoreggiata con dorsi a nervetti adorni di titolo e tomaisons in oro su doppio tassello bicromo, filetti e fregi floreali in oro entro scomparti. Tagli rossi, sguardie marmorizzate, segnacoli. Vignette incise su legno ai frontespizi. Ritratto del Principe Eugenio inciso su rame all'antiporta del primo vol. a mezzo busto. Complessive 12 tavv. calcografiche ripiegate f.t. raffiguranti le più celebri battaglie combattute dal Principe: Zenta - Szentha, Chiari, Cremonae, Luzara, Hochstet-Hochstaedt, Torino, Cassano, Audenarde, Lille, Malplaquet, Peterwaradin e Belgrado. Antiche note di possesso e firme. Qualche minimale restauro alle legature. Una lieve mancanza al margine bianco dell'ultima pag. dell'ultimo vol. Bell'esemplare. Ampia storia delle imprese militari di Eugenio di Savoia, edita senza indicazione di autore (ma dovuta alla penna di Eléazar Mauvillon). L'edizione originale risale al 1739. Il Mauvillon (Tarascona, 1712-Lipsia, 1779), padre del noto scrittore Jakob, fu apprezzato storiografo, traduttore, linguista. Segretario privato di Federico Augusto, elettore di Sassonia e re di Polonia, fu anche professore di francese al Carolinum di Brunswick. Scrisse opere sul diritto pubblico tedesco, su Gustavo Adolfo di Svezia, sulla guerra boema, sui germanismi nella lingua francese, su Pietro I di Russia, etc. Cfr. (varie edizioni): Weller, Die Falschen und fingirten Druckorte, II, p. 104. NUC pre-1956, vol. 247, p. 468 (con ascrizione al Mauvillon). Barbier, II, 8064. Brunet, Table, 8729. Weiss in Michaud, Biogr. universelle, XXVII, 578-79. Quérard, France Littéraire, V, p. 653. Francese

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        A Dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English.

      Oxford: printed at the Clarendon Press, sold by J. Murray and Price,, 1777–80. To which is prefixed a Dissertation on the Languages, Literature, and Manners of Eastern Nations. 2 volumes, folio (425 x 247 mm). Recent marbled half calf to style, raised bands to spines, double rules gilt either side, red morocco label to second compartments, marbled paper sides. Text in double column. Contemporary ownership inscription of one James Graham to vol. 1 dedication leaf and vol. 2 title. Title-pages and dedication leaves damp-stained, that of vol. 1 with a short closed tear and small hole in the lower margin, the text spared, vol. 2 title with a very small worm-track in the top margin (continuing to sig. a2); pale tide-mark occasionally appearing in lower margins, extending to other edges in vol. 1 sigs. 11U and 12H and to upper-outer corner and fore margin of vol. 2 sigs. 10R to 13C2, sometimes touching text; vol. 1 sig 4R2 chipped at lower outer corner, old finger-soiling to 5F2 v. top edge (similar to vol. 2 7F2 r. fore edge), 6A1 r. soiled, short tear to bottom edge 6U1, small spill-burn to 952 r. obscuring one letter; vol. 2 sigs. 4S, 6Z and 8Q lightly spotted, closed tear to bottom edge of 6E1, sometime partially repaired, touching about 4 lines of text with no affect on legibility, very minor nick to fore edge 11U1-X2, 13D2 chipped at upper outer corner, small worm-track to top margin 13D1-K2 (final leaf, soiled on blank verso), the text never affected; otherwise a few trivial marks. Overall a very good, tall copy. First edition, first issue, of the first Persian-Arabic-English dictionary: "the first Persian dictionary to appear in England" (Hamilton). Rare, with three copies only traced at auction. Most of the limited print run is likely to have perished in the inhospitable conditions of the Indian subcontinent: the subscribers' list records 345 copies, including 150 for the East India Company, most of the remainder being distributed to HEIC soldiers, functionaries and merchants resident in Madras or Bengal; the few remaining subscribers include British university libraries and a handful of private individuals. In 1767 Edinburgh-born Richardson (1740/1-1795) travelled to London to pursue a career in law, though soon developed an interest in Arabic and Persian under the influence of William Jones, "who was already coming to be regarded as a prodigy of learning in Asian languages. With the growth of British territorial power in India [where Persian was the lingua franca] the potential market for a Persian dictionary had aroused the interest of London publishers and by 1770 Jones and Richardson were working on a new version of Franciscus Meninski's Thesaurus linguarum orientalium, first published in 1680–87. Progress was very slow, and Jones withdrew to concentrate on his legal career, leaving the field to Richardson. Thanks to his 'ingenuity and perseverance' … an abridged version of the original project eventually appeared in two volumes in 1777 and 1780 as A Dictionary, Persian, Arabic and English. Fundamentally revised by others, notably by Charles Wilkins in 1806 and 1810, the dictionary was to have a long life" (ODNB). Richardson's "long, intellectually ambitious and highly polemical" prefatory essay (ibid.), praised by Boswell, criticises authors who seek to write the history of eastern peoples without primary sources, and attempts to demonstrate the influence of Asiatic on European culture (one example being feudalism, which he suggests was transmitted to the Scandinavian Goths via Tatary). This innovative essay was published separately the same year, running to a second edition soon after. The first volume of the Dictionary itself sold more quickly than the second, so the publishers were left with an imbalance of sheets, and were required to reprint the first volume to make up complete sets for an 1800 reissue. Provenance: contemporary ownership inscription of one James Graham in both volumes. One of the subscribers is John Graham, possibly the wealthy HEIC merchant, whose half-brother George (1730-1801) made his own fortune providing supplies for troops in Bengal, and had an illegitimate son names James, to whom he bequeathed his extensive estates which included Kinross House, though he (James) failed to fulfil the condition of marrying his cousin, so they passed instead to George's brother Thomas, another nabob. Laid in are a clipping from the Calcutta Gazette, dated 11 July 1799 and including an extract of general orders from the Siege of Seringatapam, and a folded leaf of calligraphic Persian manuscript dated 1212 AH (1797/8 CE).

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        Ueber den Druck der geographischen Charten. Nebst bey gefügter Probe einer durch die Buchdruckerkunst gestzten und gedruckten Landcharte

      One printed folding map. 20 pp. Large 4to, attractive antique calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: Breitkopf, 1777. First edition and rather scarce; this is the author's first attempt to print a map using moveable types. "A description of an invention for printing maps with movable type. Breitkopf claimed to have been the inventor of map-printing by the use of types, or what is known as 'typometry.' William Haas, a type-founder of Basle, appears to have previously published a method somewhat similar, but Breitkopf had been experimenting on the matter for some twelve years previously, and it was only his dissatisfaction with the result obtained that induced him to keep his achievements to himself."-Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 81. The map, which is occasionally hand-colored, depicts the region around Leipzig. Fine copy. ❧ Bagrow, History of Cartography, p. 219-(with a later example of Breitkopf's typometrical maps illustrated).

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        A Dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English. To which is prefixed a Dissertation on the Languages, Literature, and Manners of Eastern Nations.

      Oxford: printed at the Clarendon Press, sold by J. Murray and Price, 1777–80 - 2 volumes, folio (425 x 247 mm). Recent marbled half calf to style, raised bands to spines, double rules gilt either side, red morocco label to second compartments, marbled paper sides. Contemporary ownership inscription of one James Graham to vol. 1 dedication leaf and vol. 2 title. Title-pages and dedication leaves damp-stained, that of vol. 1 with a short closed tear and small hole in the lower margin, the text spared, vol. 2 title with a very small worm-track in the top margin (continuing to sig. a2); pale tide-mark occasionally appearing in lower margins, extending to other edges in vol. 1 sigs. 11U and 12H and to upper-outer corner and fore margin of vol. 2 sigs. 10R to 13C2, sometimes touching text; vol. 1 sig 4R2 chipped at lower outer corner, old finger-soiling to 5F2 v. top edge (similar to vol. 2 7F2 r. fore edge), 6A1 r. soiled, short tear to bottom edge 6U1, small spill-burn to 952 r. obscuring one letter; vol. 2 sigs. 4S, 6Z and 8Q lightly spotted, closed tear to bottom edge of 6E1, sometime partially repaired, touching about 4 lines of text with no affect on legibility, very minor nick to fore edge 11U1-X2, 13D2 chipped at upper outer corner, small worm-track to top margin 13D1-K2 (final leaf, soiled on blank verso), the text never affected; otherwise a few trivial marks. Overall a very good, tall copy. Text in double column. First edition, first issue, of the first Persian-Arabic-English dictionary: "the first Persian dictionary to appear in England" (Hamilton). Rare, with three copies only traced at auction. Most of the limited print run is likely to have perished in the inhospitable conditions of the Indian subcontinent: the subscribers' list records 345 copies, including 150 for the East India Company, most of the remainder being distributed to HEIC soldiers, functionaries and merchants resident in Madras or Bengal; the few remaining subscribers include British university libraries and a handful of private individuals. In 1767 Edinburgh-born Richardson (1740/1-1795) travelled to London to pursue a career in law, though soon developed an interest in Arabic and Persian under the influence of William Jones, "who was already coming to be regarded as a prodigy of learning in Asian languages. With the growth of British territorial power in India [where Persian was the lingua franca] the potential market for a Persian dictionary had aroused the interest of London publishers and by 1770 Jones and Richardson were working on a new version of Franciscus Meninski's Thesaurus linguarum orientalium, first published in 1680–87. Progress was very slow, and Jones withdrew to concentrate on his legal career, leaving the field to Richardson. Thanks to his 'ingenuity and perseverance' an abridged version of the original project eventually appeared in two volumes in 1777 and 1780 as A Dictionary, Persian, Arabic and English. Fundamentally revised by others, notably by Charles Wilkins in 1806 and 1810, the dictionary was to have a long life" (ODNB). Richardson's "long, intellectually ambitious and highly polemical" prefatory essay (ibid.), praised by Boswell, criticises authors who seek to write the history of eastern peoples without primary sources, and attempts to demonstrate the influence of Asiatic on European culture (one example being feudalism, which he suggests was transmitted to the Scandinavian Goths via Tatary). This innovative essay was published separately the same year, running to a second edition soon after. The first volume of the Dictionary itself sold more quickly than the second, so the publishers were left with an imbalance of sheets, and were required to reprint the first volume to make up complete sets for an 1800 reissue. Provenance: contemporary ownership inscription of one James Graham in both volumes. One of the subscribers is John Graham, possibly the wealthy HEIC merchant, whose half-brother George (1730-1801) made his own fortune providing supplies for troops in Bengal, and had an illegitimate son n [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Monument élevé à la gloire de Pierre Le Grand.

      Nyon and Stoupe Paris 1777 - Folio (42.4 x 27 cm). 12 folding engraved plates, most double-page, by Sellier and d'Elvaux after Blarenberg; light occasional spotting, two plates with old repaired tears. Contemporary half sheep, gilt morocco label on the spine; spine ends repaired, extremities rubbed. First edition. Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolaevich's copy of the account of this remarkable feat of engineering. Charged with creating a monument to Peter the Great, the French architect Falconet decided that the traditional pedestals for equestrian statues would be too mundane for this project and decided that only a massive rock would be suitable. After a great deal of searching for a suitable stone a peasant informed the committee set up for the purpose that he had found an enormous rock in a marsh near the Gulf of Finland, measuring forty by twenty-seven by twenty-one feet. After most engineers had declared its removal impossible Catherine the Great turned to Carburi who in about ten weeks had the rock placed in the correct position. The author was a Greek who, in his youth, had committed some crime against his family, had banished himself from his native island of Cephalonia and had come to Russia where he found favour with Catherine II. Berlin Catalogue 1794. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FINE CANADIANA – BAY OF FUNDY / ENTRANCE OF PASSAMAQUODDY BAY, NEW BRUNSWICK. [UNTITLED – 2 VIEWS: THE WOLVES ENTRANCE AND THE ENTRANCE TO PASSAMAQUODDY BAY, NEW BRUNSWICK].

      Copper engraving with aquatint, 2 views on a single sheet, lower view with original full hand colour (Very Good, exquisite colour on lower view, a some very light points of toning, faint vertical printer’s crease though middle, wide blank margins with a few tiny closed tears and chips along periphery), sheet: 82 x 60.5 cm (32 x 24 inches). - [London, circa 1777 - 1781]. A beautiful, seemingly unfinished, proof state plate showcasing two J.F.W. Des Barres views, of The Wolves and the Entrance to Passamaquoddy Bay, New Brunswick, with the lower view featuring exquisite full original colour – an extremely rare find. - This exceptionally attractive large-format plate depicts a pair of views of The Wolves and the Entrance of the Passamaquoddy Bay, New Brunswick. Importantly, the plate seems to be an unfinished proof state. Not only does it lack titles or an imprint, but only one of the views is coloured. As Des Barres created dozens of views and maps, and often published and sold unfinished or intermediate states of his plates, it is perhaps not surprising that many proofs, unrecorded states and even unknown plates by Des Barres have been discovered, either on the market, or upon the careful inventory of library holdings. That being said, Des Barres proof plates are especially rare. The present plate does not accord to any reference to a plate that we could find in library catalogues, sales records or online, and appears to be unrecorded. The present plate of views is noticeably different, but related to a couple of views that appear on two different Des Barres sheets of views. These views also reveal the geographical locations of the present views, which would otherwise be challenging to discover. The upper view on the present plate seems to show the Wolves, a series of small, yet navigationally important, islands in the Bay of Fundy that guard the southeastern approaches to Passamaquoddy Bay. This should be compared to ‘The Wolves, (a cluster of isles) lying s.e. off the entrance of Passamaquadi Bay’, the upper left of sheet of three views on plate issued by Des Barres, circa 1780. Please see link to the example at the Norman Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library. The lower view on the present sheet seems to show some islands off of Deer Island, New Brunswick, along the principal entrance to Passamaquoddy Bay. Please compare to ‘A View of the Entrance of Pasamaquady Bay’ the lowest of five views on sheet issued by Des Barres in 1777. Please see link to the example at the Leventhal Map Center. While the upper of the present views is a lovely, yet conventional (for Des Barres), acquaint, with a hint of sepia, the lower view features sumptuous full original hand colour. Indeed, Des Barres’ full manner of colour is considered to be amongst the finest of any executed in Britain during the 18th Century. Only a small percentage of Des Barres plates were coloured in this way, making the example a special treat. J.F.W. Des Barres & The Atlantic Neptune - Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres (1721 – 1824) was a larger-than-life figure who had a transformative impact upon the Canadian Maritimes. He was born in Basel, Switzerland, and studied mathematics at that city’s university under the famous Bernoulli brothers, Jean and Daniel. An ambitious and . SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR A LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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        Cours d'architecture, ou Traité de la Décoration, distribution & construction des bâtiments ; contenant les leçons données en 1750 et les années suivantes.

      Desain, 1777. 9 volumes In-8, demi-velin moderne, dos lisse. Non rogné. 6 tomes de texte et 3 de planches : 377 planches dessinées par Blondel lui-même, Patte, Mlle Cauchois, Jolivet et gravées sur cuivre par Raincour, Ransonnette, de la Gardette, Le Roy, Pelletier, Sellier. Un grand nombre dépliantes. Rares mouillures marginales. Très bon exemplaire. Jacques-François Blondel (1705 -1774) eut un rôle décisif dans l'élaboration du style Louis XV. Contre l'utilisation du décor rocaille, il professait la simplicité ornementale, la perfection des proportions dans le respect des règles édictées par les grands maîtres du XVIIe siècle : François Mansart, Claude Perrault et Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Il fut professeur de Étienne-Louis Boullée, Claude Nicolas Ledoux et Alexandre Théodore Brongniart.

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        The Complete Works of M de Montesquieu

      Dublin - W Watson, W Whitestone, J Williams et al., 1777 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The works of M Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron deLa Brede deMontesquieu. This is an English translation of Montesquieu's works. According to the ESTC records this is the first English translation of Montesquieu's collected works, published at the same time as the London imprint. This is the Dublin imprint. A scarce collection, complete in four volumes. With an eulogium on Montesquieu by Monsieur D'Alembert to the start of volume I. Volume I: The Spirit of LawsVolume II: The Spirit of LawsVolume III: Considerations on the Cause of the Grandeur and Declension of the Roman EmpireVolume IV: Familiar Letters. Montesquieu was a French lawyer, man of letters and political philosopher. He lived and wrote during the Age of Enlightenment. Condition: In full calf bindings. Externally, generally smart. Patches of mild rubbing to the boards and to the spines. Lacking almost all spine labels with only the top spine labels to volumes I and II intact. Rubbing to the spines is slightly heavier as well as the patches to joints. Damage to rear board of volume II from several score marks. Front joint to volume I is starting but firm. Rear hinge to volumes III and IVareslightly strained but firm. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound. Volume IIIhas more strainingto the binding. Pages 195-206 of volume III are loosening due to binding being strained. Pages are slightly age toned to edges. Spotting to the first and last few pages and occasional light spots. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Opere di Monsignor Jacopo-Benigno Bossuet Vescovo di Meaux, Consigliere del Re ne' suoi Consigli, ed Ordinario nel Consiglio di Stato, Precettore del Serenissimo Delfino, primo Limosiniere di Madama la Delfina.

      NAPOLI: Nella Stamperia de' Fratelli di Paci, a Spese di Andrea Migliaccio e dal medesimo si vende nel suo negozio - Napoli, 1777. Rilegato. DISCRETO. 12,9 21,7. 12voll. USATO

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        Biblia, Dat is De gantsche H. Schrifture vervattende alle de Canonyke Boeken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments. Uit de Oorspronkelyke Talen in onze Nederlandsche getrouwelyk overgezet. Door Last van de Hoog. Moog. Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederl. en Volgens 't Besluyt van de Sinode Nationaal gehouden in de Jaren 1618 en 1619. te Dordrecht. Door gemeene ordre der kerken van drukfouten verbetert. WAARBIJ: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik. Door Last van de Hoog Mog. Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, Uit drie berijmingen, In den jaare 1773, gekooren, Met de noodige daar in gemaakte veranderingen. WITH: Evangelische Gezangen, om nevens het Boek der Psalmen bij den openbaren godsdienst in de Nederlandsche Hervormde Gemeenten gebruikt te worden. Op uitdrukkelijken last van alle de Synoden der voornoemde gemeenten bijeen verzameld en in orde gebragt in de jaren 1803, 1804 en 1805.

      Amsterdam, by de Compag. 1777/1780/1828. (gegraveerde titelpagina) 416, 132 folia, n.p. 65 (6) p. Opnieuw gebonden Leer met 2 zilveren sloten, 4 zilveren hoeken, 2 zilveren kettingklampen met een zilveren ketting van ca. 1 meter lang, goud op snede en geciseleerd boekblok, 8° H. 18 x L. 11,5 x D. 7,5 cm. (De marges van de laatste pagina's zijn wat sleets, voorin plaatselijk vochtvlekken. De binnenkant van de klampen is gegraveerd met op de bovenste klamp de initialen PH en op de onderste klamp het jaar 1789. Staphorster kettingbijbel met daarin het Oude en Nieuwe Testament, de Psalmen en Gezangen en de Formulieren. Het kerkboek is opnieuw gebonden in een zwarte leren band voorzien van zilverwerk en een vergulde snede. Het zilveren beslag is vormgegeven in de bekende schelpvorm, omgeven door enkele florale en ornamentale motieven. De vorm van dit beslag was afkomstig uit Friesland en werd vervaardigd in de stad Meppel. Rond Staphorst werd deze vormgeving bijzonder populair en hierdoor is vrijwel al het Staphorster boekzilver uniform aan aan dit beslag. Het zilverwerk op kerkboeken diende als statussymbool, aan de band kon men de stand en rijkdom van een kerkganger aflezen. De draagketting aan het kerkboek past bij de achttiende eeuwse gewoonte om allerlei voorwerpen aan een kettinkje mee te dragen. De Staphorster Bijbels werden vaak aan een koord of aan een ketting gedragen en behoorden bij de streekdracht voor de zondag. De zilveren ketting van dit exemplaar geeft aan dat deze het eigendom was van een vermogend persoon, de mindere stand droeg de Bijbel aan een blauw koord of in geval van rouw een zwart koord.).

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        ohne Titel ('Feuille V').

      - Kupferstich v. Louis André Dupuis n. Joseph-Johann-Franz Graf von Ferraris aus Carte Chorographique des Pays-Bas Autrichiens . b. Imprimerie Royale in Brüssel, 1777, 56,5 x 61 Lexikon zur Geschichte der Kartographie, C/1, S. 221 ff. - Detailkarte mit dem Gebiet zwischen Dorsten, Uedem, Mettmann u. Dülken. - Uedem, Kervenheim, Geldern, Wachtendonk, Kempen, Süchteln, Dülken, Ürdingen, Linn, Krefeld, Ratingen, Mettmann, Duisburg, Ruhrort, Dinslaken, Dorsten, Wesel, Xanten, Rheinberg, Orsoy, Essen-Kettwig, Essen-Werden, Sonsbeck, Alpen und Kaldenkirchen mit Befestigungsplänen. - Blatt V aus der 25 blättrigen Ferraris-Karte der österreichischen Niederlande.

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        OSSERVAZIONI MINERALOGICHE SU LA MINIERA DI FERRO DI RIO ED ALTRE PARTI DELL'ISOLA D'ELBA.

      Milano, presso Giuseppe Marelli, 1777. In-16 gr. (mm. 193x130), cartoncino rustico coevo, tit. ms. al dorso, pp. 110, con 2 tavv. inc. in rame (f.t. e più volte ripieg.): una carta geografica dell'Isola d'Elba, in scala di Miglia 12. fiorentine, e una interessantissima veduta della “Cava della miniera di ferro di Rio.., An. 1777”, inc. da Domenico Cagnoni su disegno dello stesso Pini. Dopo una breve introduzione, nella quale si dichiara in disaccordo con talune conclusioni cui erano pervenuti studiosi che l'avevano preceduto, l'A. passa alla descrizione topografica dell'isola con riferimento alla sua estensione, al clima, alla natura delle montagne. Trattando dei monti dell'Elba si sofferma con particolare attenzione a descrivere “l'alta montagna di Rio, dove sta la cava antica delle miniere di ferro”. L'opera contiene anche una accurata catalogazione di minerali ivi reperiti, suddivisa in dodici sezioni. Rara "edizione originale", dedicata dall'A. “al Cardinale Ignazio Boncompagni Ludovisi Legato a latere di Bologna” e all'”Ecc.imo suo fratello il Principe di Piombino, Padrone della massima parte dell'Elba” che gli hanno reso “agiato e vantaggioso” il soggiorno nell'isola, durato tre settimane, e fornito “i mezzi più cortesi ed efficaci per farvi comodamente molte osservazioni mineralogiche”. Il milanese Carlo Pini (1739-1825) vestì l'abito talare nel 1756 assumendo il nome di Ermenegildo. Studiò teologia a Roma e a Napoli e nel 1763 tornò a Milano dove concluse il proprio iter formativo presso il Liceo S. Alessandro. Nominato nel 1766 docente di Matematica presso la medesima istituzione, ne ottenne successivamente la cattedra di storia naturale assumendo anche la direzione delle collezioni naturalistiche dell'annesso museo. Nel 1778 venne eletto delegato delle miniere, incarico che gli consentì diverse escursioni sulle Alpi e Prealpi lombarde. E' però nella Milano napoleonica che il prestigio di Padre Pini crebbe, prestigio che riuscì a mantenere anche durante la Resturazione, rimanendo figura di rilievo nel campo delle questioni minerarie e naturalistiche. Fresco esemplare con barbe, ben conservato.

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        Mount pleasant: a descriptive poem To which is added, an ode

      Warrington: Printed by W. Eyres, for J. Johnson, 1777. 49pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent calf-backed plain paper boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Slightest of loss to margin of E4, very small hole to G3 - not touching text, else internally clean and crisp. The first edition of historian, botanist, art collector, politician and abolitionist William Roscoe's (1753-1831) early poem, written at the age of 16, concerning the Liverpool estate where he had been raised. ESTC T100476.. First edition. Quarto.

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        Mount pleasant: a descriptive poem. To which is added, an ode

      Printed by W. Eyres, for J. Johnson, Warrington 1777 - 49pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent calf-backed plain paper boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Slightest of loss to margin of E4, very small hole to G3 - not touching text, else internally clean and crisp. The first edition of historian, botanist, art collector, politician and abolitionist William Roscoe's (1753-1831) early poem, written at the age of 16, concerning the Liverpool estate where he had been raised. ESTC T100476. Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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