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      - Dans lequel on traite des Moeurs, du caractere, des Monumens anciens & modernes, du Commerce, du Théatre, de la Législation des Tribunaux particuliers á ce Royaume, de l'Inquisition; avec de nouveaux détails sur son état actuel, sur une Procédure récente & farmeuse. # Londres. Paris. Chez (Imp.) P. Theophile Barrois. 1782. 2 tomos. 20x12.5 cm. T. I, 363 págs. * T. II, 382 págs. encuadernados juntos, plena piel época, tejuelo, lomo cuajado de hierros, guardas al agua, cortes tintados, lomo un poco rajado en doblez de la cubierta. Recorre todas las regiones y refleja sus ciudades. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        Les vrais principes du gouvernement françois, démontrés par la Raison et par les Faits, par un François. [Ensemble] Prix de la justice et de l'humanité.

      S.n. 1777 - - S.n., Geneve 1777, In 8 (12x20cm), (6) vij, (1) 316pp. (3) iv, 120pp., relié. - Editions originales, rares toutes les deux Plein Veau jaspé d'époque. Dos lisse à 4 fers. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Petit manque en tête. Manque au mors supérieur en tête. Mors supérieur fendu en queue. Léger manque en queue. Frottements. L'ouvrage de Gin est d'abord une défense du pouvoir monarchique (comme la forme de gouvernement naturel) contre les théories de Montesquieu et celles de Mably, mais par delà ce postulat de départ, l'ensemble est remarquable par ses réflexions économiques, Gin faisant de l'agriculture et de l'industrie les pilers de la santé économique. L'auteur s'évertue par l'histoire et les exemples empruntés à diverses nations comme la Chine de prouver de manière irréfutable ses théories. L'oeuvre de Voltaire est une réflexion habile sur la relativité des lois, et notamment sur leur injustice. Voltaire interroge chaque catégorie de criminalité (vol, crime, hérésie, sorciers.) et les lois qui ont été établies. Une des dernières oeuvres de Voltaire animée par l'ardeur de convaincre ses contemporains sur l'urgence de réformer les lois. (6) vij, (1) 316pp. (3) iv, 120pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Recueil De Differens] - Poemes Et Discours

      Geneve; 1777 - Copper-engraved pictorial head & tailpieces; publisher's device to the title. Language: French. Physical desc. : cm.13. Table [contents] to the rear. Full contemporary tree calf, very good. Spine elaborately gilt tooled with a red, gilt-blocked Morocco label. Minor rubbing to the spine bands and panel extremities as with age. An uncommonly well-preserved example; scans etc. On request. 1 Kg. 210 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations on Popular Antiquities etc etc

      T. Saint, for J. Johnson, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1777 - 8vo. Pp, xix, 430, errata leaf, advert . Full tree calf, spine elaborately gilt, contrasting title label. Bookplates to endpapers. A near contemporary binding of high quality in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leakey's Bookshop Ltd.]
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        The Royal Standard ENGLISH DICTIONARY

      THOMAS & ANDREW WEST 1777 CIRCA, BOSTON - Preface is Edinburgh, August 16, 1777; no other dates; sq 16 mo. full leather; ffeps have been removed, scuff to cvrs,some browning throughout, overall a G cy; bookplate on fep;browning pages; chipping; foxing along edges; leather cracking and chipping due to age DATE PUBLISHED: 1777 CIRCA EDITION: 491 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettere sull'' aria infiammabile nativa delle paludi.

      Milano, Giuseppe Marelli 1777 - In- 8°, legatura recente in cartone d' epoca. 147, (1) pp. Graziosa vignetta nel frontespizio e 12 testate e finaletti finemente incisi in rame (6 raffiguranti esperimenti scientifici). Timbro coevo di appartenenza. Bell' esemplare della rara edizione originale. Il testo contiene la descrizione delle ricerche voltiane sul gas che risale dalle paludi, il quale in precedenza non era stato distinto dall' > (idrogeno). L' opera del Volta concernente il nuovo gas stimolò i ricercatori a nuovi esperimenti che sfociarono nella scoperta della composizione dell' acqua. > (Guareschi, La chimica in Italia dal 1750 al 1800 in Suppl. ann. Enc. chim., 1912, pp. 395-403). > (Partington, History of chemistry, III, p. 814). Poggendorff, II, 1231. D.S.B., XV, pp. 74-76. Riccardi, Sulle opere di Alessandro Volta, p. 22 (11): >. Scolari, Alessandro Volta, p. 79 (40). Polvani, Alessandro Volta, pp. 155-66. LA SCOPERTA DEL METANO. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Explication des ceremonies de la Fete-Dieu d'Aix.

      Esprit David, Aix-en-Provence 1777 - A Fine Festival Book [GREGOIRE, Gaspard, pere.] Explication des ceremonies de la FÍte-Dieu díAix en Provence. . . . 12mo. [2], 220pp. Fronts. portrait of Rene díAnjou (1408-80) & 13 plates ( 1 folding with music), mostly engraved by Gaspard GREGOIRE fils (1751-1846), after drawings by his brother Paul GREGOIRE. 190 x 109 mm. Wrappers c. 1800, uncut, spine chipped. Very faint dampstain in gutter of first two leaves, a little browning & soiling. Very good copy. Aix: David, 1777.First Edition. A very full account of the Corpus Christi pageant in Aix, with twelve plates showing theater and dance, and one with notation for five accompanying pieces of music. Barbier II 378 attributes the work to the Aix silk manufacturer, Gaspard Grergoire, and his sons Gaspard and Paul. Gaspard fils manufactured a famous velvet, "velours Gregoire," which could be painted; his brother Paul became the first to paint on velvet. Their works were exhibited in Paris, at the Louvre, in the early 1800ís; the Gregoire fabrics are preserved in several French museums today. (Paul, by the way, was a deaf-mute from birth.) The Gregoires, as Aix manufacturers, would probably have had a prominent role in the pageant, which was, even in the 18th century, one of the great city affairs of the year. Doubtless they supplied cloth for the costumes, and were in a position to provide specialist descriptions of the masks and dress of the participants.The Corpus Christi pageant reached its height in the 15th century, when it became in effect the principal feast of the Church, a time for the most magnificent processions of nobles and clerics, and for the mystery plays put on by the merchants and craftsmen which were the foundation of modern theater in the countries of Europe. The late medieval traditions of the pageant were preserved at Aix still in the 18th century. Gregoire saw in them the hand of the first patron of the Aix pageant, Rene, duke of Anjou, whose daughter Marguerite married Henry VI of England. Rene was viewed around Gregoireís time as a paragon of chivalry, as well as a poet, painter and musician; he was indeed a patron of the arts, whose reputation earned him a line in Shakespeareís Henry VI ("whose large style agrees not with the leanness of his purse" quoted in Oxford companion to French literature in the article on Rene). Whatever personal guidance the duke gave the pageant, its symbolic costumes, dramas and dances were rooted in the Christian and pagan folklore of the region. Gregoire's full descriptions of the various ceremonies of the week-long springtime holiday in its last years before the French Revolution are very valuable for reconstructing French folk habits and social arrangements. Lipperheide II 2804. Benezit V 190 re the Gregoires. We note that NUC NG 0500151 shows a 1773 edition of the Explication; however, no other reference shows this, nor does the book itself give any indication of reissue: the dedication is dated January, 1777; the approbation is August, 1776; and footnotes to the text give references to the year 1776. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
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        Contes et Nouvelles en Vers

      n.p.: n. pub, 1777 - A counterfeit of the famous 1762 Paris ("Fermiers-Generaux") edition, with the unforgettable Eisen plates re-engraved in reverse and with new tailpieces. (For another counterfeit with charm comparable to this, see Ray 27) 2 vols., 8vo. 83 engraved plates after drawings by Charles Eisen, 44 engraved vignettes. a2-a7, A1-N4, *1-[8*]; a1-a3, A1-[S8]. xiv, 200, 13 [1]f. ; vii, 284 pp. Quarter brown morocco, gilt spines. Bookplates. Some light rubbing to spines and extremities, inner hinge of volume I starting, else very good, with clean plates and text. Cohen-de Ricci 571-72; Rochambeau 90 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Map of the County of Essex From an Actual Survey made in MDCCLXXII, MDCCLXXIII and MDCCLXXIV by John Chapman and Peter Andre.

      1777-[June 1785]., London, 1777 - The finest large-scale map of Essex Folio (440 by 390 mm), index map, and 25 double-page engraved map sheets, all with fine original hand colour, some minor offsetting, modern half calf over marbled paper boards. Chapman and André's survey of Essex was one of the most celebrated of the nineteenth century large-scale maps with a wealth of detail matched by extraordinary accuracy, even when checked against large-scale contemporary estate maps. Minor roads were depicted on a map of the county for the first time with bridges, milestones and turnpike gates, whilst on the long coastline every creek, wharf, quay, ferry, duck decoy and cliff is shown. The countryside is extensively delineated with hills, woods, parks and heaths clearly shown and often named. Except in the towns and villages, nearly every house and cottage is marked whilst the principal seats and their owners and most of the manor houses and farm houses are named. There are complete sheets devoted to the vignette title (an Essex fulling mill with two cloth beaters and Harwich and Dovercourt churches in the background) and a list of 240 subscribers. Further sheets include a general map of the county to serve as a key map, an outline of Harwich Harbour and a plan of Colchester on a scale of 168 yards to the inch including information about the town such as fairs and market days. It is unlikely that more than 300 copies of this edition were sold though there was a second smaller edition in 1785. The twenty-one sheets covering the survey of the county together with the rest of the atlas are all fully coloured by a contemporary hand to make it one of the most competent and attractive of the large-scale surveys.

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons. Baumgartner 1

      Printed by William Eyres, and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.], Warrington 1777 - Early cloth, gilt, a bit dusty, but a very good untrimmed copy First edition of Howard's masterwork, bringing to the public's attention as no-one before had ever done the horrific conditions in England's prisons, and so undergirding the major reforms of criminal law and its punishments then just commencing [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Spaccato della bottega ad uso di caffe detta degl'Inglesi situata in piazza di Spagna?

      Rome 1777 - John Wilton-Ely plate 874No watermark is presentThis plate is from the series "Diverse Maniere d'adornare I cammini ed ogni altra parte degli edifizi desunte dall' architettura Egizia?" (John Wilton-Ely)Giovanni Battista Piranesi was one of the leading figures in the development of the neoclassical style in the late 18th Century. As architect, archaeologist, artist, designer, collector, and antiquities dealer, he produced a series of etchings and engravings depicting the glories of ancient Rome. These fine prints served as source material for other architects and designers. He was born in Venice on the 4th October 1720. The son of a stone-mason, he was educated as an architect under his maternal uncle Matto Lucchesi and under Carlo Zucchi. In 1740 Piranesi left Venice for Rome, there he studied etching under Giuseppe Vasi. He appears to have had little success in these early years in Rome and as his father was unable to continue his allowance returned to Venice in 1744. He was soon, however, encouraged to return to Rome by Giuseppe Wagner, a successful engraver and publisher of Venice. This time he achieved success, and a constant series of works, illustrating architecture and antiquities, issued from his studio until his death in 1778. His output in etched plates is enormous (about 1000 numbers in all). While he achieved a work of magnitude in pictorial records of Roman monuments of antiquity and of the Renaissance, and gave immense archæological, antiquarian, and topographical value to this work, the artistic quality always predominates. He was fond of peopling his ruins with Callot-like figures, and "like Callot makes great use of the swelling line" (Hind). He had two sons and a daughter, all of whom helped him in his work and after his death carried on his publications in Rome and Paris. They were Francesco (born 1748 or 1756; died 1810), Pietro (who lived till after 1807) and Laura (born 1750). His position in Rome and in Europe after 1760 was a prominent one. He was well-known figure to the wealthy English visitors in Rome and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1757. Most of his life was passed in Rome, etching, writing, publishing, and directing a workshop in which the restoration and sale of antiques played a considerable part.He was famous for his poetic views of Rome and also his fantastic imaginary interiors. His skills, allied to his deep knowledge of archaeology, provided the substance for his Vedute (Views), a series of 135 etchings of ancient and contemporary Rome, published from 1745 onwards, which established the popular mental image of the city. Ornamenti Antichi was a collection of 110 etchings documenting large sculptural vases, together with other antiquities excavated (and in some cases created) in Italy in the 18th century. The prints were initially separately issued and sold by Piranesi over a period of several years and subsequently collected in two folio volumes, each with its own title page, in 1778. They illustrate a wide range of genuine antiquities, as well as Piranesi's own collections, from utilitarian objects such as cinerary urns, lamps, and sarcophagi to monumental vases. The plates in Vasi often included text by Piranesi with information about where the objects were discovered and their contemporary location, and the prints bore dedications to his patrons, colleagues, visitors and influential people. He believed absolutely in the supremacy of Roman over Greek architecture, an argument he expounded most forcefully in his Della magnificenza ed architettura dei Romani (On the Magnificence of Roman Architecture, 1761). his romanticized views and imaginary interiors had a profound effect on stage designers, painters of capricci such as Hubert Robert, and even writers: William Beckford, the author of the Gothic novel and Vathek . In the 20th century his imaginary interiors have been admired by the Surrealists . Reference: John Wilton-Ely. Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The

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        OPERA OMNIA. Variis interpretibus et notis illustrata. Todas las obras de Publio Virgilio Marón, ilustradas con varias interpretaciones, i notas, en lengua castellana. Tomo I-II-III-V(falta el IV).

      - En Valencia, Oficina de Josef i Thomas de Orga, 1777-1778, 11x17, 4 vols.: vol. 1: 560 p.; vol. 2: 135+307 p; vol. 3: 486 p.; vol. 5: 672 p. Edición bilingüe en latín y castellano de las obras del gran poeta, precedidas, en el primer volumen de la vida de Virgilio por Claudio Donato, a la que siguen las Bucólicas traducidas por Francisco Sánchez y Fray Luis de León; el vol. 2, contiene las Geórgicas, traducidas por Juan de Guzmán; el. vol. 3, Los seis primeros libros de La Eneida, en traducción de Fray Luís de Léon; FALTO de vol IV (continuación de la Eneida). el vol. 5: termina la Eneida, publica el Libro de Mateo Veggio, que se dice suplemento de La Eneida, por el mismo traductor, y la poesía sobre el testamento de Virgilio, La Letra de Pitágoras . Encuadernados en pergamino. (52995).

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        Spirito delle leggi del signore di Montesquieu con le note dell'Antonio Genovesi.

      Domenico Terres negoziante di libri [1777], Napoli - 4 vol. in 12, antip. f.t. con ritr. dell'a. e 1 tav. f.t. con ritratto del Genovesi, entrambe incise da S. Giampiccoli; p. XVI - 364 (omesse le p. 161-164, errori di paginazione da p. 289 in poi), XV [ma XVI] 319 [1 b.], XVI - 310 [1 c. b.], 366 [1 c. b.] (collazione identica ad es. in ICCU), caratteristica cartonatura (xilografata) coeva con tass. di carta al dorso, lievi fioriture dovute al tipo di carta ma es. in ottimo stato di conservazione, ad ampi margini. Cat. Einaudi n. 3997. - In ICCU sono censite due tirature di questa edizione originale che si differenziano per l'accuratezza della numerazione delle pagine; anche sul mercato antiquario si rintracciano due diverse descrizioni bibliografiche di quest'opera sia per il numero di pagine che per il nome dell'incisore. Prima edizione del commento del Genovesi, stampata da Terres a otto anni dalla morte dell'autore. Una traduzione dello Spirito delle leggi era uscita parzialmente ad opera di Mecatti nel 1750, ma l'operazione era stata interrotta dalla censura. Terres, che possedeva il manoscritto del Genovesi, nel 1777 riuscì ad ottenere il permesso di stampa dell'opera commentata, con l'aggiunta di operette ad essa relative quali l'elogio di D'Alembert ad opera di Montesquieu, la Difesa dello Spirito delle leggi di J. Fontane de la Roche, il Ringraziamento sincero attribuito a Voltaire etc.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Palatina]
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        Bibliothèque Orientale ou Dictionnaire Universel (4 Volume Set) Contenant. Tout ce qui fait connoître les Peuples de l'Orient, Leurs histoires et traditions tant fabuleuses que véritables. Leurs religions et leurs sectes. Leurs gouvernemens, politique, loix, moeurs, coutumes, et les revolutions de leurs empires. Les arts et les sciences, La Théologie, Médecine, Mythologie, Magie, Physique, Morale, Mathematiques , Histoire Naturelle, Chronologie, Géographie, Observations Astronomiques, Grammaire et Réthorique. Les vies de leurs Saints, Philosophes, Docteurs, Poëtes, Historiens, Capitaines, & de tous ceux qui se sont rendus illustres par leur Vertu, leur Sçavoir ou leurs Actions. Des jugemens critiques et des extraits de leurs livres, Écrits

      J. Neaulme & N. van Daalen 1777-1779, La Haye [The Hague / Den Haag] - Hardcovers. 4 Vol. Set. Quarto. Four volumes: Vol. I, 1777, A-E 1-8 (prelims & Avertissement), i-xliv (Epitre, Preface, Eloge de M. D'Herbelot, list of 'Auteurs Orientaux et autres Ouvrages, citez.'), 1- 664pp. (text), Vol. II, 1777, F-M, 1-754pp., Vol. III, 1778, N-Z, 1-624pp., Vol. IV, 1779, (continuation by C. Visdelou & A. Galand) i-viii (prelims, avertissement, Contents), i-vi ('Avis de l'auteur), 7-764 (text), II (errata leaf - recto incorrectly paginated '565,' verso blank). Contemporary tree calf boards, with gilt rules at edges, stoutly rebacked with original spine, in compartments, with labels in gilt and blind, laid down. Title-pages in red-and-black. Occasional decorative devices throughout. Engraved frontispiece of D'Herbelot in Vol. I, 6 fold-out tables in Vol. IV. First published in 1697, this expanded 1777-1779 edition comprises D'Herbelot's alphabetically-arranged encyclopedia of the Orient (chiefly the Middle East) in three Vols., with a fourth Vol. (by C. Visdelou & A. Galand) largely devoted to China & Tartary, with various chapters including a 'Description de la Chine,' 'Monument du Christianisme en Chine,' 'Histoire de la Tartarie,' etc., as well as a selection of 'maxims of the Orientals,' additions to the encyclopedic listing, and a general Index to the 4 Vols. Edward Said devotes 4 pages of his Orientalism (pp. 63-66) to D'Herbelot's Bibliotheque Orientale which - with Hottinger's Historia Orientalis (1651) - 'remained the standard reference work in Europe until the early nineteenth century.' . The Cambridge History of Islam notes its importance in bringing information about Islam to a broader European audience. A landmark in the dissemination of knowledge about the Middle East and Asia to the West. Internal Hinges reinforced with cloth tape. Contemporary tree calf boards, new leather backstrip, with remains of original leather backstrip (raised bands, leather title labels, gilt devices etc. between bands) laid down. Two small unobtrusive library stamps on blanks of each volume, but no other markings (our guess is that this set was never formally accessioned into the library in question, and thus remained unmarked, however when they disposed of it they put a neat stamp to that effect on the blanks of each volume). Original backstrips are defective, lacking some sections, including 1 title label from Vol II. A little light foxing prelims, otherwise, V.G.: a remarkably clean and very solid set of one of the major works of European Orientalism. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Spirito delle leggi del signore di Montesquieu con le note dell'abate Antonio Genovesi. Tomo primo [-quarto].

      Domenico Terres, [1777]., Napoli, - 4 volumi in-8° (cm. 19,5), legature posteriori in m. tela rossa con titolo in oro ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati; pp. XVI, 360 e 2 tavole di ritratti dei due autori in antiporta (incisi da Giampiccoli); XVI, 319, [1 b.]; XVI, 310, [2 bb.]; 366, [2 bb.] in buono stato, grande vignetta tip. in rame ai frontespizi; sporadiche fioriture e lievi segni d'uso. Traduzione italiana dello Spirito delle Leggi con l'importante commento del Genovesi in prima edizione, qui nella tiratura che presenta maggiore accuratezza nella numerazione delle pagine. Una traduzione antecedente ad opera di Macatti (Napoli 1750) rimase interrotta dalla censura [cfr. Einaudi 3996]. Deliziosa pubblicazione nata da un prezioso manoscritto «in carattere corsivo» del defunto Genovesi, conservato dallo stampatore nel suo studio privato [p. V]. Sulle operette tradotte in fine cfr. Einaudi 3997. Buon esemplare.

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        Ausführliche Anleitung zu der ganzen Civil-Baukunst, worinnen die Lebensbeschreibungen des Jacob Barozzio von Vignola, und des berühmten Michel Angelo, nebst der Beschreibung der fünf Ordnungen und der vornehmsten von ihnen ausgeführten Gebäuden enthalten sind [?]. Zuerst in französischer Sprache zusammengetragen und herausgegeben von A. E. Daviler, Königl. französ. Baumeister, nachhero in das Deutsche übersetzt von Leonhard Christ. Sturm [?]. [Und:] Tabellarische Aufzeichnung, sowohl zu Mr. Davilers ausführlicher Anleitung zu der ganzen Civilbaukunst, als auch zu des Vignolae Säulenordnungen und Bogenstellungen [?]. Zum Dienst und Nutzen der Anfänger von Goldschmieden, Malern, Bildhauern, Kupferstechern [?]. Verfasst, und in diese Ordnung

      Augsburg, [Daviler:] vormals im Johann Georg Hertelischen Verlag, anjetzo käuflich an sich gebracht, verbessert und neu aufgelegt von Georg Christoph Kilian, Kunstverleger 1777; [Beuther:], Georg Christoph Kilian o. J.; [Anhang:], Johann Georg Hertel 1759, - Gr.8°, [Daviler:] Gestochenes Frontispiz, Titelbl., 1 Bl. «Nachricht wegen dieser neuen und verbesserten Auflage», 4 Bl. «Vorrede des Uebersetzers», 6 Bl. «Vorrede und Einleitung zu der Architecktur» und «Das Leben von Vignola», 2 Bl. «Inhalt», 2 Bl. «Vorrede des Vignola», S. 5 - 314 mit 2 gestochenen Teiltafeln (mit Paginierungssprung: nach S. 56 folgt S. 59), 12 Bl. Register; [Beuther:] Titelbl., S. 3 - 16. Es folgen die gestochenen Taf. zu Daviler: 139 Kupfer (meist zu zweien) auf Falttaf., und 2 Kupfer auf nicht nummerierten Falttaf., dann diejenigen zu Beuther: 12 nummerierte Kupfer auf 7 Falttaf.; [Anhang:] Titelbl., S. 3 - 23, 33 gestochene (Falt-)Taf.), Neues Priv.-HLdr. mit Rundum-Rotschnitt d. Zt., Erste 10 Bl. oben mit Verlusten und restauriert (kl. Buchstabenverlust des Titelblatts), 3 kleine Stempel a. Titelblatt, 3 cm Riss ebenda oben, tlw. etw. stockfl. u. gebräunt; die Tafeln des «Anhangs» tlw. in falscher Reihenfolge eingehängt u. knapp beschnitten (ohne Bildverlust) Augustin-Charles d' Aviler (1653-1701), franz Architekt der sich in seiner Architekturtheorie vor allem auf Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507-1573) berief, dessen «Fünf Ordnungen der Baukunst» er weiterentwickellte um dessen strenges System eine geschmeidigere Ausdruckskraf zu verleihen.Vignolas literarisches Hauptwerk bildet das architekturtheoretische Lehrbuch »Regola delle cinque ordini d'architettura« (Regeln der fünf Ordnungen der Architektur) von 1562, in dem er sich darum bemühte, architektonische Gliederungselemente in einer festen Wechselbeziehung von Zahlen zu normieren. Seine 1573 unvollendet hinterlassene Perspektivenlehre »Le due regole di prospettiva pratica« (Zwei Regeln der praktischen Perspektive - Bologna 1583) enthält seine Biographie. Vignola präsentierte praktische Anwendungen ohne theoretische Unklarheiten, die verständlich und umsetzbar waren. Dadurch wurde Vignola neben Serlio und Palladio einer der drei Autoren, die den italienischen Stil über ganz Europa verbreiteten. Seine zwei großen Meisterwerke sind die Villa Farnese in Caprarola und die Jesuiten-Kirche Il Gesù in Rom. 2100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettres et épitres Amoureuses

      - In two volumes. Genève, 1777. Contemporary full burgundy morocco with triple gilt fillets to boards, green morocco title labels and gilt floral spines in seven compartments separated with double ruled gilt bands; aeg; inner dentelles gilt; vibrant blue endpapers; 12mo, 11.7x7.2 cms. Two copper portrait frontispieces, two vignette title pages, two half title-pages and woodcut decorations as section dividers.A real gem, in fantastic condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poems supposed to have been written at Bristol [with] A Vindication of the Appendix to the Poems Called Rowley's. In Reply to the Answers of the Dean of Exeter

      London: T. Payne, 1777. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Rebound in half morocco by J.W. Meyer. First edition, c4 cancelled and in the second state, extra engraved title lacking, scattered mostly minor foxing, quite clean otherwise and with the errata at the rear. xxvii, 307pp with one engraved specimen plate. Bound with Tyrwhitt's Vindication. vii, 223pp, also a bit foxed but otherwise clean.& & Though a hoax, and possibly intended to be an obvious one, Chatterton's poems were revered, then reviled, then revered again by a number of the Romantic poets. Tyrwhitt's Vindication, here in the first edition, is quite scarce. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Poetry. Inventory No: 044860.

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        Carte du theatre de la guerre entre les Anglais et les Americains: dressee d'apres les cartes Anglaises les plus Modernes


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        A Red-whiskered bulbul, Pycnontus Jocosus

      India UNIQUE INDIAN WATERCOLOR FROM THE HIGHLY IMPORTANT IMPEY COLLECTION Pencil, pen and ink and watercolor with gum arabic, heightened with bodycolor Paper size: 18 1/8" x 26 1/2" Frame size: 28 1/2" x 37" Inscribed: Fine Ear/ In the Collection of Lady Impey in Calcutta/ Painted by [Shaikh Zayn-al-Din] Native of Patna 1777 (lower left) and further inscribed in Urdu and Persian (lower left) and numbered 20 (upper left) Provenance: Sir Elijah and Lady Impey During the years that Sir Elijah Impey (1732-1809) and his wife Mary spent in India, they commissioned a unique and highly important collection of original Indian artwork. In 1774, Sir Elijah was appointed the first Chief Justice in Bengal, as a result of the new Regulating Act which required the establishment of law courts in Calcutta. While he set about collecting Indian and Persian manuscripts and miniatures, his wife Mary, bound to the home by family duties and frequent childbirth, established a menagerie in the grounds of their Calcutta house. Recognizing a profound level of talent in several Indian artists, she employed at least three to paint the striking, exotic flora and fauna in her garden. Foremost among these artists were Shaikh Zayn-al-Din (fl. 1777-1782) and Ram Das (fl. 1777-1782). Both artists were trained in the Mughal tradition of the Persian court painters, and their work demonstrates outstanding talent for capturing detail and color. . Book.

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        Depart pour le sabat / Arrivéè au Sabat.

      Paris, Chez Aliamet, 1777 circa. Coppia di incisioni in rame all'acquaforte, b / n, cm 28 x 38,4 (alla lastra); 37,5 x 27,5 (alla lastra). Da dipinti di David Teniers e con l'incisione di Jacques Aliamet, due inconsuete e curiose stampe sulla pratica sabbatica compiuta alla maniera contadinesca e popolare. "Le Depart" presenta uno strappo al margine bianco inferiore; "l'Arrivée" presenta uno strappo al margine bianco superiore che tocca la parte incisa, il margine inferiore è rifilato in prossimità della battuta. Fogli leggermente ingialliti, l'insieme dell' l'inciso in buono stato di conservazione.

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        Imprest Document, a receipt for a Bill of Exchange payable to Abraham Chiron at the Cape of Good Hope

      London: Victualling Office, 1777. Manuscript in ink on official paper (watermark "GR" with a crown), written in ink on one side of a single sheet, 239 x 201 mm, small folio; the paper browned from age but clear and legible; edges discoloured, professionally removed from a mount. D. Rare document from Cook's third and last voyage. Rare document relating to the provisioning of Cook's third voyage ships at the Cape of Good Hope. Very few original documents relating to Cook's voyages survive today outside institutional ownership. This document marks the payment through London of £240 to the Cape Town agent Abraham Chiron; though such calculations can only be very approximate, that sum in 1776 might be equivalent to something in the region of thirty or forty thousand pounds today. The Resolution, with Cook in command, had sailed from Plymouth on 12 July 1776. Clerke in the Discovery was delayed in London and did not follow until 1 August. On the way to Cape Town the Resolution had stopped at Tenerife to add to supplies, reaching Cape Town on 17 October at which time Cook called for the ship to be re-caulked as she had been taking water, especially through the main deck. Cook noted for 23 October that "the caulkers had been set to work to caulk the ship; and I had concerted measures with Messrs Brandt and Chiron, for supplying both ships with such provisions as I should want. Bakers, likewise, had been ordered, immediately after our arrival, to bake such a quantity of bread as I thought would be requisite. As fast as the several articles destined for the Resolution were got ready, they were carried on board." When the Discovery arrived on 10 November she was also found to be in need of re-caulking. The two ships remained at the Cape until the end of November. Abraham Chiron, the agent who provided supplies for Cook's ships in return for the Bill of Exchange now being collected from the Treasury, was a significant figure in late-18th-century Cape Town. A German immigrant, he became the first Presiding Master of the first South African Freemason lodge (the Lodge de Goede Hoop). We also come across his name in connection with a report that he wrote on the wreck of the East Indiaman Grosvenor. Various rates and currencies are used in the conversion: Rix Dollars and Stivers were both currencies widely used in Europe and were the standard units of exchange in such dealings, as was the "Flemish pound" referred to in the document, though by this date it was a rather antiquated unit, while the "Agio", noted in the document as "the usual Advance" of 8% was a commission or "cost plus" charge. It is interesting to note that Cook is described in the document as "Commander and Purser"; he was of course exercising his role as Purser in the acquisition of stores at Cape Town The relevant Bill was finally honoured by the Victualling Office who authorised the Treasury to pay out on it with this Imprest Document, signed off by various officers of the Victualling Office, including Joah Bates and Jonas Hanway. Bates was a protégé of Lord Sandwich; musically gifted, he conducted a performance of the Messiah in which the astronomer Herschel played first violin! Hanway was the celebrated merchant and philanthropist who was also a governor of the Foundling Hospital and the prime founder in 1756 of the Marine Society, the well-known charity which took in destitute orphan boys and raised them for sea service. He was also said to have been the first man to use an umbrella in London, and was consequently ridiculed by Dr Johnson. For a recent study of the Board and its functions (albeit at a slightly later period) see Janet MacDonald, The British Navy's Victualling Board, 1793-1815: Management Competence and Incompetence (Boydell & Brewer, 2010). The Cook expert Cliff Thornton has kindly shared with us some research into similar documents of the period. The present piece receipts one of altogether eleven Bills of Exchange issued by Cook at the Cape, just one of which is known to survive today (Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand). Cook lists the Bills in two letters to the Victualling Board of 28 November 1776 (reproduced by Beaglehole, Journals, III part 2, p. 1522). Three of the eleven were issued to Abraham Chiron, the present one for 1000 Rix Dollars and the other two for 2000 RD and 690 RD. Cook was concerned to justify these transactions and that the Bills would indeed be honoured, writing the same day to the Admiralty Secretary (Beaglehole, op cit p.1523) that work done to the Discovery "has detained me here some days longer than I expected. I am now ready to put to sea with the first wind, having filled the Sloops with Provisions and made some considerable addition to the Live-Stock onboard the Resolution intended to be sent to Otaheite. As I have taken the liberty to do this with a view of serving Posterity, by having some to spare to leave on the lands I may touch at before I arrive at that Island, I hope it will meet their Lordships approbation, and that they will order the Bill to be honoured [details of one of the Bills of Exchange]… being for the Purchase and keeping the Livestock, supporting Omai and for defraying Mr Webber's expences…". The great interest over the last two centuries in any documents relating to Cook's voyages explains their rarity on the market. This particular document was rediscovered with an otherwise unrelated letter by James Cook behind a picture in an English country house in 2002; the discovery has been written up by Cliff Thornton (Cook's Log, vol. 35, no. 2, 2012). In this context it is interesting to note the appearance at auction in 1844 of a related Bill of Exchange for 2000 RD given by Cook to Abraham Chiron for one of his two other transactions with him. In 1844 the Exchequer evidently decided to lighten its archives by selling off items considered to be surplus to requirements (advertised in The Times for Friday 19 July 1844). The auctioneer Fletcher was commissioned to dispose of several thousand manuscripts. Amongst the items was a pair of documents, described in a contemporary newspaper report as: "Autograph of Captain James Cook, the celebrated voyager, to a draft on the commissioners of the victualling office for 2000 rix dollars, in payment of supplies to the Resolution and Discovery, dated Cape of Good Hope, 28 November 1766 [sic], with the orders of the commissioners for payment, signed James Hanway and others" (in other words offered together were a Bill of Exchange from the Cape, together with its Treasury Imprest equivalent to the present document, similarly signed off by Hanway). However at the last minute the sale of the Exchequer papers was prohibited by the Attorney-General. "The information was forthwith made known to the gentlemen in the rooms, among whom it was said was an official representative from the British Museum, who would have purchased the lots for that national establishment. The announcement of this injunction was, of course, received with much astonishment, but, it is almost unnecessary to say that it was at once complied with…" (Morning Chronicle). TRANSCRIPTION Imprest To Treasurer Received 18 June 1777 No. 557. We pray you to pay the Bill of Exchange hereunto annext for two Hundred forty pounds sixteen Shillings and sixpence Sterling, drawn on us 28 November 1776 from the Cape of Good Hope, by Captain Jas. Cook Commander and Purser of his Majesty's Sloop Resolution, payable at thirty days sight to Mr Abraham Chiron or order value receiv'd of him in one Thousand Rix dollars at forty eight Stivers p/ Rix dollar, with the usual Advance of eight p/Cent Agio, 104 7/8 for 100 Exchange at 34.21/2 Flemish pound Sterling being for provisions purchased for the use of his Majesty's Sloops Resolution and Discovery: to be charged as an Imprest on Captain Cook. Dated at the Victualling Office London 18th June 1777 Signatures of: ?JLBxxx?, Joah Bates, Jonas Hanway, J. Cewletham? Annotated at side: £240.16.6. Witness Thomas Johnson, squiggle, Jos Edward, Van Harthal At head a later pencil note "Miss Clark

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        The Province of New Jersey Divided intonto East and West, commonly called the Jerseys

      London, 1777. THE MOST IMPORTANT MAP OF NEW JERSEY FROM THE TIME OF THE REVOLUTION Engraving with original hand color Provenance: Collection of Lord Percy, Duke of North Umberland. Book plate on reverse of map. . Book.

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        Scorodomoff, Gabriel. - Nach Angelika Kauffmann. - "Amor und die drei Grazien".

      . Farbkupferstich / Punktstich, 1777. Von Gabriel Scorodomoff, nach Angelica Kauffmann. 28,5 cm (Darstellung / Durchmesser) / 36,2 x 31,3 cm (Platte) / 37,5 x 32,5 cm (Blatt). Rechts unterhalb der Darstellung signiert, darunter englisch bezeichnet: "Cupid no more shall Hearts betray. / The Graces steal His Power away". Datum 1777 und Verlegeradresse H. Bryer in London. - Ursprünglich zu einer 4 Blätter umfassenden Serie gehörend, die Gabriel Scorodomoff 1777 in roter Punktmanier für die russische Zarin Katharina II. nach Gemälden der Angelika Kauffmann gestochen und bei R. Sayer & J. Benett in London verlegt hat. - Blatt schwach lichtgebräunt. Sonst guter Erhaltungszustand. Gabriel Scorodomoff (1748 St. Petersburg - 1792). Auch Gavril Inanovich und Gawril Ivanowitsch sowie Scorodumoff oder Skorodomoff. Russischer Maler und Radierer. Nach seiner Ankunft in England 1773 Schüler von Francesco Bartolozzi, von dem er die Technik der Stipplemanier übernahm. Erhielt als Reproduktionsstecher das Recht auf sämtliche Bilderfindungen von Angelika Kauffmann. Besonders geschätzt sind seine Blätter in feinster roter Punktmanier. Angelica Kauffmann (1741 Chur - 1807 Rom). Schweizerisch-österreichische Malerin und Radiererin. Erregte schon früh durch ihre künstlerische und musikalische Begabung Aufsehen. Tochter des Tochter des Porträt- und Freskenmalers Joseph Johann Kauffmann. Sie war Schülerin ihres Vaters und anderer Lehrer in Como und in Mailand. 1754-57 hielt sich die Familie in Mailand am Hofe des Herzogs Modena d'Este auf. Nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter kehrte sie mit ihrem Vater nach Schwarzenberg zurück. 1757-59 führten sie mehrere Auträge nach Meersburg und Tettnang. 1760-62 unternahm sie mit ihrem Vater eine weitere Studienreise nach Italien (Mailand, Modena und Parma). 1762 wurde sie Ehrenmitglied der Accademia Clementina di Bologna und erhielt das Diplom der Accademia del Disegno. 1763-66 war sie mit ihrem Vater in Rom ansässig. In dieser Zeit wurde sie mit dem Porträt von Johann Joachim Winckelmann bekannt. Zwischenzeitlich besuchte sie Neapel und Ischia. 1765 wurde sie Mitglied der Accademia di San Luca in Rom. 1766 übersiedelten sie von Italien nach London. Im Jahre 1768 gehörte sie als einzige Frau zu den Gründungsmitgliedern der Royal Academy. 1781 heiratete sie den venezianische Maler Antonio Zucchi. Darauf reiste das Paar und Kauffmanns Vater nach Flandern, Schwarzenberg, Verona und Padua. Nach dem Tod des Vaters 1782 in Venedig, richtete sich das Paar in Rom ein..

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        Kst.- Karte, n. Robert de Vaugondy aus Diderot and d'Alembert Emcyclopaedie, "Carte de la Californie Suivant".

      . 1777, 29 x 36,5. Oben rechts die Titelkartusche. Interessante Karte, die in 5 Detailkarten die unterschiedliche Darstellungsart von Californien auf Landkarten demonstriert. (Five maps on one sheet, showing the development of the mapping of California). Karte I: Matheiu Necrou Pecci map von 1604 ( Calfifornien als Halbinsel ) Karte II: Karte von Sanson (16656 ) Californien als Insel Karte III: Karte von de L'Isle Karte IV: Karte von Father Kino aus dem Jahre 1705, die bewies, das Californien eine Halbinsel ist. Karte V: Karte des Jesuiten aus dem Jahre 1767, die die Kino Karte verbesserte.

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        Lengthy Unsigned Manuscript by the Signer

      1777. unbound. 2 pages (front and back) completely in George Read's hand, 9.25 x 7.75 inches, no place, May, 1777. Titled "State of Joseph Vance's Case," this legal draft outlines the transfer of property between several prominent Delaware families. The case appears to be very problematic as it concerns guardianships for minors, joint-owned parcels of land, and disagreements on what mode of payment will be acceptable to the estate. It is likely that the participants in this case did not hold firmly to the "Revolutionary Cause" or perhaps, in the ability of the Continental Army in defeating Great Britain. Read has written on page two (in the second to last line from): "Benjamin Lakerman - paid. Took Negroes to avoid being paid in Continental money." Much more interesting content. Horizontal folds; very good(+) condition. American lawyer, politician, and member of the Continental Congress. He signed the Declaration of Independence as a representative from the state of Delaware.

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      Lancaster: Printed by Francis Bailey, [1777].. Broadside, 13 x 8 1/4 inches. Old folds. Small separation at center cross- fold. Old 2 1/2 x 2-inch stain in center. Very good. In a half morocco box. A remarkable circular letter from the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, authorizing the seizure of goods from American Loyalists so that those items could be given to the bedraggled Continental Army, which would soon be wintering at nearby Valley Forge. Patriotic Americans are also asked to give what they can of arms and clothing for the war effort. We are unable to locate any other copies of this rare and significant directive. The Pennsylvania Council of Safety evacuated Philadelphia when the British occupied the city in September 1777. On October 21, 1777, having removed to Lancaster, they issued a proclamation authorizing the confiscation of the estates and property of any American who fought in the British army, and of anyone who provided material comfort and support to the British occupiers. The present proclamation, also issued from Lancaster, directs eleven men, whose names are provided in manuscript, to collect goods that would be of the utmost importance for Washington's troops at Valley Forge. Among the specific items listed are "arms and accoutrements, blankets, woolen cloth, linceywoolsey, linnen, shoes and stockings for the army." These goods were to be collected from any inhabitant of the county "as have not taken the oath of allegiance and abjuration, or who have aided or assisted the enemy." Patriotic Americans able to contribute goods for the Continental Army are also asked to give what they can. The specific county in which these collections are to take place has not been filled in in this copy of the Council's circular letter. Added in a contemporary manuscript hand at the conclusion of the printed text is the following note: "all officers civilian & military are hereby required and directed on application from the Commissioners above or any of them to be aiding and assisting in the execution of these orders." The text is signed in print by Thomas Wharton, Junior, President of the Council of Safety. No copies of this broadside circular are listed in Evans, Bristol, Shipton & Mooney, NAIP, or ESTC. Rare, and highly evocative of the deprivation that Washington's troops faced at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-78, and the desperate measures taken to support them.

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      Lancaster: Printed by Francis Bailey, [1777]. - Broadside, 13 x 8 1/4 inches. Old folds. Small separation at center cross- fold. Old 2 1/2 x 2-inch stain in center. Very good. In a half morocco box. A remarkable circular letter from the Pennsylvania Council of Safety, authorizing the seizure of goods from American Loyalists so that those items could be given to the bedraggled Continental Army, which would soon be wintering at nearby Valley Forge. Patriotic Americans are also asked to give what they can of arms and clothing for the war effort. We are unable to locate any other copies of this rare and significant directive. The Pennsylvania Council of Safety evacuated Philadelphia when the British occupied the city in September 1777. On October 21, 1777, having removed to Lancaster, they issued a proclamation authorizing the confiscation of the estates and property of any American who fought in the British army, and of anyone who provided material comfort and support to the British occupiers. The present proclamation, also issued from Lancaster, directs eleven men, whose names are provided in manuscript, to collect goods that would be of the utmost importance for Washington's troops at Valley Forge. Among the specific items listed are "arms and accoutrements, blankets, woolen cloth, linceywoolsey, linnen, shoes and stockings for the army." These goods were to be collected from any inhabitant of the county "as have not taken the oath of allegiance and abjuration, or who have aided or assisted the enemy." Patriotic Americans able to contribute goods for the Continental Army are also asked to give what they can. The specific county in which these collections are to take place has not been filled in in this copy of the Council's circular letter. Added in a contemporary manuscript hand at the conclusion of the printed text is the following note: "all officers civilian & military are hereby required and directed on application from the Commissioners above or any of them to be aiding and assisting in the execution of these orders." The text is signed in print by Thomas Wharton, Junior, President of the Council of Safety. No copies of this broadside circular are listed in Evans, Bristol, Shipton & Mooney, NAIP, or ESTC. Rare, and highly evocative of the deprivation that Washington's troops faced at Valley Forge in the winter of 1777-78, and the desperate measures taken to support them.

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        Natuurlyke (Natuurlijke) Historie of uitvoerige Beschryving der Dieren, Planten en Mineraalen, volgens het Samenstel van der Heer Linnaeus. Met naauwkeurige Afbeeldingen. 8 Bände von 37 wie folgt: Tweede Deel: Planten. Zevende Stuk - elfde Stuk (vierde Afdeeling): De Kruiden (5 Bände); Twaalfde Stuk: De Bolplanten (vyfde Afdeeling); Dertiende Stuk: De Grasplanten (zesde Afdeeling); Veertiende Stuk : Varens, Mossen, Wieren en Paddesdoelen (VII - X. Afdeeling). Mit zusammen 68 gefalteten Kupfertafeln.

      Amsterdam: F. Houttuyn Erven, 1777 - 1779.. 20,5 x 13 cm, zeitgenössische (Kalb) Halblederbände auf fünf echten Bünden, goldgeprägte Rückentitel auf roten, und Bandzählung auf grünen Rückenschildern, Felder mittig goldgeprägtem Blumenschmuck, darüber und darunter mit wellenförmigem Rankschmuckwerk versehen, Deckel mit braunem schwarzgesprenkelten Kleisterpapier bezogen, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt.. Hier vorhanden der zweite Teil (Botanik / Pflanzenwelt) von Band 7 - Band 14 (Schlußband des 2. Teils). Umfasst die Abteilungen Kräuter Band VII - Bd. XI, Zwiebelpflanzen und -gewächse Band XII, Gräser und Geteide Band XIII, Kryptogamen (Moose, Farne, Algen und Pilze) Band XIV. Acht Bände mit zusammen 68 gefaltete Kupfertafeln von G. Philips. (Ohne den die Tierwelt behandelnden 18 Bände umfassenden ersten Teil, und die ersten sechs Bände des zweiten Teils, 1. Abt. Palmen (Bd. 1), 2. Abt. Bäume (Bde. 2 - 3) und 3. Abt. Sträucher / Stauden (Bde. 4 - 6) sowie den dritten Teil, "Mineralreich" : Versteinerungen, Fossilien, Gesteine und Mineralien in fünf Bänden.) Maarten Willem Houttuyn (* 1720 in Hoorn; 2. Mai 1798 in Amsterdam) war ein niederländischer Arzt und Naturkundler. Sein offizielles botanisches Autorenkürzel lautet "Houtt.". Er studierte in Leiden Medizin. Im Jahre 1753 siedelte er nach Amsterdam um, wo er ein Verlagshaus errichtete.1773 veröffentlichte er sein 37-bändiges Werk Natuurlijke Historie of uitvoerige Beschryving der Dieren, Planten en Mineraalen, volgens het Samenstel van der Heer Linnaeus. Das Werk stellt eine Übersetzung und Erweiterung von Carl von Linnes Systema Naturae dar. (Wikipedia) * * * Papierbezug der Deckel bei einigen Bänden leicht berieben, bei einem Deckel etwas stärker, sonst noch gut erhaltenes und sauberes Exemplar in einer dekorativen Reihe.

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        Von den Ahndungen und Visionen. Erstausg.

      Leipzig, in der Weygandschen Buchhandlung, 1777.. 8 Bll., 496 S., mit gestochener Titelvignette, 8°, Pappband d. Zt.. Grässe S.110; Rosenthal 1329; Ackermann I/466 u. II/186: "Selten. Darin: Widerlegung des Gassner und Paris. Ahnungen im Traume, Träume der Nachwandler usw." - Es erschienen danach noch "Visionen vorzüglich neuerer und neuster Zeit philosophisch in ein Licht gestellt." (1781) u. der Nachfolgeband des vorliegenden Titels: "Die Voraussehung u. Ahnung der Thiere" (1783; vgl. du Prel 1173). - Einband leicht bestossen u. beschabt; sonst ein sauberes u. gutes Expl. --- Der Versand erfolgt mit der dtsch. Post bzw. DHL.

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons. Baumgartner 1

      First edition of Howard's masterwork, bringing to the public's attention as no-one before had ever done the horrific conditions in England's prisons, and so undergirding the major reforms of criminal law and its punishments then just commencing. Contemporary speckled calf, lightly rubbed, yellow edges, the joints cracked, else a very good, clean; with the three folding plates. Printed by William Eyres, and Sold by T. Cadell [etc.], Warrington, 1777.

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        Capitoli della ricondotta degli Ebrei di questa citta, e dello stato [...].

      [Venedig], per li figliuoli del qu. Z. Antonio Pinelli, 1777.. XXXIX, (1) SS. Mit Holzschnittdruckermarke am Titel. Weißer italienischer Interimspappband der Zeit. Gr.-4to.. Erste Ausgabe der antijüdischen Statuten der Republik Venedig von 1777, der letzten "Ricondotta" der Republik. Mit dem politischen Verfall Venedigs gingen immer neue Repressionen gegen die jüdische Gemeinde einher, die nicht mehr nur durch wirtschaftliche Motive, sondern zunehmend auch von antisemitischen Affekte bestimmt wurden. Am 27. September 1777 erließ der Senat ein weitreichendes Judengesetz, das die Ausweisung sämtlicher Juden Venedigs vorsah, die kein Wohnrecht besaßen und nicht in einem Ghetto wohnten. Juden wurde verboten, in irgendeiner Weise Genüsse aus öffentlichen Steuern zu beziehen, Fleisch, Getreide oder jedwede Nahrungsmittel zu verkaufen, Manufakturen zu betreiben, oder außerhalb des Ghettos eine Wohnstatt oder ein Lager zu unterhalten. - Einband abgestaubt; innen leichter Wasserrand; Titel alt mit rotem Buntstift numeriert. Sehr selten, zuletzt 1985 bei Sotheby's New York. - ICCU VEAE\005013. OCLC 14559111.

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        Memoires d ' Artillerie, contenant l' Artillerie Nouvelle, ou les changements faits dans l' Artillerie Francoise en 1765

      Copenhagen: Claude Philibert, 1777. First Edition. A very good copy retaining the half title and the errata sheet. 4to.,. There are 29 copper eng. fldg. plates. It would be difficult to overestimate the impact of the Seven Years War on the governments and armies of Europe. The book offered here is part of the general reformulation of military theory and weapon development during this critical period. The French army had established an impressive reputation for its effective employment of artillery. In conjunction with new theoretical works like that of Folard or Guibert tactics and strategy of a modern army were re-cast. Accompanying this was a serious technical debate on the developments of modern artillery of all kinds. Scheel's book is a candid and very thorough inquiry into the manufacture and deployment of artillery and consideration of changes within the French army. The illustrations accompanying the text are detailed technical drawings for guns, carriages, shot etc..

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        Historico-chronologica series abbatum et religiosorum monasterii Cremifanensis [...].

      Steyr, Abraham Wimmer, 1777-1782.. 4 Bde. in 2. (8), 134 SS. (2), 135-343, (1) SS. (2), 345-544 SS. (2), 545-931, (3) SS. Interimspappbände der Zeit. Folio.. Einzige Ausgabe. - Der oberösterreichische Benediktiner Johann Georg (Marianus) Pachmayr (1728-1805) lehrte am Gymnasium des Stifts Kremsmünster, das er selbst besucht hatte, Philosophie, Mathematik, Physik und Geschichte. Seine Geschichte der Kremsmünsterer Geistlichen verfaßte er anläßlich der Feierlichkeiten zum tausendjährigen Bestehen des Stiftes. Auch für die Geschichte Oberösterreichs von großer Bedeutung. - Exemplar aus der Stiftsbibliothek Kremsmünster, ohne die beiden Tafeln, jedoch mit von einem fleißigen zeitgenössischen Benediktiner verfaßten handschriftlichen alphabetischen Register (Catalogus abbatum, Catalogus religiosorum, Index rerum memorabilium) am Schluß, durch welches das Werk erst recht benutzbar wird. - Papierbedingt etwas braunfleckig; einige alte hs. Marginalien, sonst wohlerhalten. - Wurzbach XXI, 169. ADB XXV, 60.

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        Kst.- Karte, bei Lotter freres, "Empire de la Porte Ottomane en Europa, en Asia et en Africa, avec les Pays qui lui sont Tributaires. ....".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, nach 1777, 48,5 x 57. Seltene Karte bei Lotter freres. Unten links eine große, sehr dek. altkol. Titelkartusche. Rechts oben Erklärungen - Zeigt die Türkei zwischen Adria und dem indischen Ozean. Mittig Saudiarabien.

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        Anfangsgründe der Naturlehre. 2. sehr verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage.

      Göttingen, Dieterich, 1777.. (17,5 x 10,5 cm). (32) 632 S. Mit 8 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Dekorativer Halblederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung.. Frühe Auflage (erstmals 1772 erschienen) eines seiner beiden besonders geschätzten und verbreiteten Werke, in dem alle Bereiche der Physik behandelt werden. U.a. mit Kapitel über Luftpumpen, Barometer, ebene und gekrümmte Spiegel, Zauberlaternen, Sonnenmikroskope, Thermometer, künstliche Magnete, glänzende Lufterscheinungen etc. Erxleben (1744-1777) war Professor für Physik und Tierheilkunde in Göttingen. - Vorsatz mit Besitzeinträgen von alter Hand. Vereinzelt gering gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Insgesamt dekoratives Exemplar in sehr guter Erhaltung. - Beaucamp 1.18; vgl. Poggendorf I, 679

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        Drei hüpsche kurzweilige Märlein. Gestellt und beschrieben durch Grafen Anton Hamilton. Nunmehro aber ihro sonderbaren Lieblichkeit halber aus dem Franzschen in's Teutsche gedolmetscht, durch Görg Bider, dermalen Boten zu Lauchstädt, weiland erbarn Schustergesellen. Begreifend: Historiam der Flördepina. Historiam der vier Falkkardine und Historiam 'nes Widders. Hintendran ein Vokabularius. -

      o.O. [Halle] o.V. [Hendel] 1777,. 582 Seiten, 1 Bl. Errata, goldgeprägter HPgtbd. mit auf den Falz gezogenen Pergamentriemchen, farbiger Blattschnitt, 16,5 x 10 cm. "Görg Bider" ist das Pseudonym von Wilhelm Christhelf Siegmund Mylius (1754-1827). - VD 18 11163658. - Enthält 1.: "Schöne und anmuthige Historia von der wunderschönen Fräulein Flördepina, wie sie in dem scheuslichen Gewahrsam einer grimmen Unholdinn gewesen, und endlichen durch die Listen eines mannhaften Ritters Paperlepap benamst daraus erlöst und dessen Ehegemahl worden. Zusammt andern denkwürdigen Verlauf. Als 'ne Beilage zu Tausend und Einer Nacht". Enthält 2.: "Schöne Historia von den ritterlichen und weidlichen Thaten vier stattlicher, kekker junger Gesellen, allzumal die Fakkardine benamst. Gar grauerlich und schauerlich zu lesen, dennoch aber dabei gar lustiglich und lieblich. Sonderlich anlangend die affenteuerlichen, neupengeheuerlichen Begebnisse Ritter Fakkardins vom Berge, sonst auch der hüpsche Freisame geniemst. Noch 'ne Beilage zu Tausend und Einer Nacht". Enthält 3.: "Rathen und Thaten 'nes gar wunderselzamen Widders, der bei dem Edlen Hans von Mulino, 'nem viel gemelichen, grimmen Riesen und Unholde, 'ne geraume Frist Schildknapp, Voigt und Rathgeb gewest, und ihm gar feine und liebliche Spiele erzählet hat; unter andern auch die gar anmutige Historia vom edlen Ritter Pertharites und dem wunderschönen Fräulein Ferrandine; Und was massen er von 'ner wonniglich schönen Dirn, Alia genamst, viel wütiglich gemeuchelmordet worden, und wer dieser Widder gewest. Zusammt andern gar denkwürdigen Verlauf". - Gering berieben und bestoßen, der hintere Deckel mit dezenter Brandspur. Sonst und insgesamt gutes, attraktives Exemplar..

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        Elemens de Chymie theorique et pratique, rediges dans un nouvel ordre, d'apres les decouvertes modernes, pour servir aux Cours publics de l'Academie de Dijon

      Dijon: Chez L. N. Frantin, 1777. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. First Edition. Vol 1: [6],viii,394 pages. Vol II: [4], xxviii, 382 pages. Vol III: [4], x, 448, [4] pages. Vol 1 is in a period binding but rough with staining and loose. It also lacks the 2 plates. We have supplied a second copy of Vol 1 with the 2 plates in a later binding as a supplement. Volume II is sound and in a period binding. Vol III has one page (251) which was an end-sheet in the binding process - the margins are lacking, but the text is complete. Volume III is also rebacked in a period style retaining the original boards with portions of the original spine laid down. A hard set to put together, and rarely found complete and matched. 'A famous textbook by Guyton de Morveau and his colleagues, written to accompany the course of chemistry they gave under the auspices of the Academy of Dijon. Guyton planned the course and gave most of the lectures with the assistance of Dr. Maret (1726-1786) on materia medica and Dr Durande (d1794) on the chemistry of vegetable substances. 'The work was hailed throughout Europe as an important milestone and de Morveau became famous almost overnight. The treatise is important and interesting, for we can see that de Morveau already had the main lines fixed in his mind of those ideas which were later to appear in his Nomenclature chimique, which was first published by him in the Journal de Physique (1782), and finally adopted by Lavoisier, Fourcroy and Bethrollet in 1787' (Duveen)' (Neville I, p568). Hard Cover.

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      . Pinsel in Blau, Grau und Braun, über Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, oben bezeichnet "... Ochsen", verso von älterer Hand bezeichnet "Dillis". 10,5:12,8 cm. Links oben im Rand kleine Fehlstelle. Provenienz: Süddeutsche Privatsammlung.. Zunächst studierte Dillis 1777-1781 Philosophie und Theologie in Ingolstadt und München. 1782 wurde er zum Priester geweiht. Anschließend erhielt er Zeichenunterricht bei J.J. Dorner d. Ä. (1741-1813). Seit 1786 erteilte er selbst Zeichenunterricht bei vornehmen Münchner Familien. Durch die Bekanntschaft mit Benjamin Thompson Graf von Rumford (1753-1814), der sein Förderer wurde, unternahm Dillis Reisen in die Schweiz und an den Oberrhein. 1790 wurde er Inspektor der kurfürstlichen Bildergalerie in München. Es folgten Reisen nach Salzburg, Sachsen, Dresden, Prag und Wien. 1794/95 weilte er in Rom, 1805 folgte die zweite Italienreise, 1806 war er in Paris und Südfrankreich. 1808 wurde er Professor für Landschaftsmalerei an der Münchener Akademie, 1822 Central-Galeriedirektor. Er wirkte an der Grundsteinlegung der Pinakothek in München 1826 mit und entschied 1834/35 die Auswahl der Bilder für dieses Museum. Mit seinen Freilichtbildern gehört Dillis zu den Begründern der neuen Münchner Landschaftsschule.

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        Zusätze zu den neuesten Reisebeschreibungen von Italien nach der in Herrn D.J.J. Volckmanns historisch kritischen Nachrichten angenommenen Ordnung zusammengetragen und als Anmerkungen zu diesem Werke, sammt neuen Nachrichten von Sardinien, Malta, Sicilien und Grossgriechenland

      xiv, [2], 622 pp., 2 leaves of errata; x, 816 pp.; 3 p.l., 664, [26] pp. Three vols. 8vo, cont. speckled half-sheep & speckled boards (minor rubbing), contrasting leather lettering pieces on spines. Leipzig: C. Fritsch, 1777-78-82. First edition of Bernoulli's sequel to Volkmann's Nachrichten, the most popular German guidebook of the period to Italy and its art treasures. Bernoulli (1744-1807), a member of the prominent Swiss scientific family and astronomer royal in Berlin, was a universally knowledgeable child prodigy. "His frail health and encyclopedic inclinations hampered him in his practical scientific activities...On the other hand, his travel accounts had a great cultural and historical impact."-D.S.B., II, p. 56. Bernoulli enlarged upon Volkmann's book by travelling to Sardinia, Malta, Sicily, and Greece. Fine and attractive set with the library stamp on title of the counts of Einsiedel of Reibersdorf (their library was sold by auction in Leipzig in 1928). .

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        A MAP OF THE ISLE OF THANET. Published by J. Hall, Bookseller Margate.

      Engraved, dissected into 12 an mounted on canvas. 435 x 540mm [171/4 x 215/8 inches]. Inset plan of Ramsgate Harbour. Scale two inches to the mile. Folding into the original marbled slipcase with the engraved label: 'Hall's Map of the Isle of Thanet.' Case a little worn; Initials of owner and date on case, and twice on the reverse of the canvas where it folds into the case. A very good example of a scarce map. In the Kentish Gazette for August 30, 1777 J. Hall advertised his 'Map of the Isle of Thanet from an actual survey by R. Budgen' for sale at 5s 'on fine canvas, in neat cases, for the pocket.... designed as a pocket companion for the Nobility and Gentry in their daily excursions, and a useful piece of furniture for the neighbourhood.' One cannot rely on the date on the above copy, but it may well be that this copy is the earliest known issue.

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

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

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        Teniers's Kitchen. In the Common Parlour at Houghton

      John Boydell, London 1777 - A lively scene from the Flemish master of the interior genre picture. Born in Antwerp, David Teniers was the son of David Teniers I. He became a master of the Antwerp Guild of St Luke in 1632-3 after an apprenticeship to his father, with whom he also collaborated. In 1637 he married Anna, the daughter and heiress of Jan Breughel I. From the outset Teniers the younger was an extremely productive painter, thanks to his good relationship with Antwerp art dealers. During the 1630s he produced small-format religious scenes on commission for Chrysostoom van Immerseel, who supplied the Spanish market. However, it was Teniers's genre pieces that were greatly prized by the Antwerp dealers and made him famous. Teniers quickly became one of Antwerp's pace-setting and most successful painters, which probably accounts for his assumption of functions that carried a degree of social prominence, such as the office of Master of the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament in the St Jacobskerk between 1637 and 1639, and Dean of the Guild of St Luke in 1645. He also received such prestigious commissions as the large group portrait of the Arquebusiers Company (1643). During this same Antwerp period he also executed commissions for Antonine Triest (1576-1657), Bishop of Bruges, one of the most prominent patrons of the arts in the southern Netherlands. By 1647 Teniers was working for Archduke Leopold William, Governor of the southern Netherlands from 1646, and in 1651 he became the Archduke's court painter. He consequently moved from Antwerp to the court at Brussels, and in 1656 he bought a building near the archducal palace and had it rebuilt as a spacious and handsome house-cum-studio.' (artnet,com) "Teniers's Kitchen" is a celebration of abundance, a happiness provoked by the instinctive anticipation of plenty of good food from sea, sky and land. Teniers is also pleased to demonstrate how many people are employed in this important work, and it is probably he who stands in a commanding posture, staff in one hand and falcon in the other surrounded by dogs on the dais to the right. The original painting was completed in 1646 and is in the Hermitage collection. The print was published and commissioned by John Boydell, the great London printmaker and seller. The painting was part of Sir Robert Walpole's collection and was soon thereafter sold to Catherine the Great (1779). Engraving, coloured by hand, by J.B. Michel. (Expert repair to upper margin just touching image area).

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        A Voyage round the World, in His Britannic Majesty's Sloop Resolution , commanded by Capt. James Cook, during the years 1772, 3, 4, and 5

      London: B. White [etc.], 1777. Two volumes, quarto, with a large folding map; the map slightly spotted and some light spotting at beginning and end of first volume; a very good copy in contemporary diced russia leather, gilt borders to sides, rebacked. First edition of the alternative account of Cook's second voyage, published some six weeks before the official version. Although the Forsters had to rush to complete the work, it is 'an important work and a necessary supplement to the official account' (Davidson). Johann Forster and his son Georg had sailed together on Cook's second voyage after Banks and his associates withdrew. Initially given the task of preparing the official account, the Forsters' fractious relationship with the Admiralty soon became impossible, and Johann Forster was dismissed from taking any part in the official publications. Thus denied, the Forsters set to work to forestall the official version with their own account, taking advantage of the loophole that only Johann had any legal agreement with the Admiralty: the account appeared in Georg's name. The publication was the source of great rancour, which was only enflamed when the astronomer, Wales, roundly accused Georg of being author in name only, the real author being solely his father. This is palpably untrue and, as Georg states in his preface, he did indeed write the account in consultation with his father's journal. Whatever the case, it effectively signalled the end of the Forsters' chances in England, and by mid-1780 both had returned to Germany. The split between Cook and the Forsters has scarcely been repaired even now. Sir Maurice Holmes' comment on the work is arch, and Beaglehole was never keen to promote the role of the Forsters. However, recent work by Michael Hoare and Nigel Erskine has seen the importance of the Forsters' contribution to Cook's voyage reappraised in a more positive light.

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        Erneuerte Fisch-Ordnung.

      Cassel den 18ten April 1777.. 10 Seiten, 1 große doppelseitige Kupfertafel. 33,5 x 19,5 cm. Rückenbroschur.. Sehr seltene Fischerei-Verordnung; im KVK nicht nachweisbar. - "Von Gottes Gnaden Wir Friedrich, Landgraf zu Hessen .. fügen allen .. hiermit zu wissen, daß wir mißfällig wahrnehmen müssen, wie sehr die Fischwasser dadurch, daß denen vorhin erlassenen Fischordnungen nicht gebührend nachgelebet wird, in abnehmen gerathen, und durch schädliches zur unrechten Zeit geschehenes Fischen .. fast überall veröset und ins Verderben gesetzt werden." - Verordnung in 22 Punkten. Die große Kupfertafel zeigt Forelle, Hecht, Barbe und Krebs in originaler Mindestgröße für den Fang sowie das "Ziehgarn-Maas", die Fischhamen-Weite und eine Reuse. - Sehr gut erhalten.

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        Historische und kritische Nachrichten von dem Leben und den Schriften des Herrn Voltaire und anderer Neuphilosophen unserer Zeiten. Augsburg: Veith, 1777.

      - 2 volumes, 8vo, [iv], 352, [6]; [iv], 453, [3] pp., engraved frontispiece portrait of Rousseau by Söckler after Ramsay in Vol. 2 (no frontis. In Vol. 1), contemporary plain boards, spines somewhat worn, upper cover of first volume waterstained, early ownership inscription on endpapers and library stamps on title-pages, slight spotting and browning, small worm hole in lower margin of second volume, overall a good set. First edition of a very scarce work by the Augsburg-born Johann Christoph von Zabuesnig (1747-1827), poet, translator, and friend of Mozart. In his youth Zabuesnig studied in Paris and Trieste before returning home to marry the daughter of the bookseller and publisher J.A. Veith. The first volume is devoted entirely to Voltaire; the second has chapters on Bayle, Bruno, Diderot, Helvetius, Hobbes, La Mettrie, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Spinoza and Toland, among others. A Polish translation was published in 1781. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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