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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell. -1789 1777 - 6 vols. 4to. (29 x 22.5 cm). As issued with half-titles to vols. 2-6 and errata leaves in vols 2, 3 and 6 (the latter covering vols 4, 5 & 6). Bound in contemporary tree calf, nicely rebacked to style. Spines with raised bands, gilt rules and decorative devices, red labels, ex-libris General George Michell with his engraved armorial bookplates and ownership inscription to title pages. Contents generally fresh and clean. A handsome set. Engraved portrait frontis and three maps. Vol.I is Third Edition the remainder all First Editions [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        La Reale medicide esponente nella morte di Don Garzia i fatti piu' speciali di Cosimo Duca II di Firenze poscia Granduca Primo di Toscana con prologo in parte analogo alla prefazione e cantata divisa in due parti quali servono con altri annessi di corrispondenti tramezzi alla presente prima tragica festa teatrale illustrata di rami e d'istoriche annotazioni

      Per Gaetano Cambiagi 1777 In 8, pp. 140 con 9 tavv. f. t. inc. all'acquaf. da M. Carboni di cui 6 ritr. 2 figure allegoriche e 1 veduta di palazzo Pitti. Molti finalini xil. n.  Fresco esemplare in barbe. M. pl. ottocenteca con alcuni restauri al d. Manca l'occhietto.  Rara edizione originale di questa rapppresentazione teatrale, la prima pubblicata dal Catani, cui segui' una seconda nel 1778, la Bianca Capello. Entyrambe vennero stroncate dall'ambito culturale fiorentino, tacciandole di eccessiva macchinosita' e scarsa inventiva da parte dell'autore. Queste due opere avrebbero dovuto inserirsi in un ciclo di sette tragiche feste teatrali, non vere e proprie tragedie ma una sorta di pieces macchinose, inframezzate di balli, ditirambi e cantate. Miglior fortuna il Catani ebbe con le imprese giornalistiche. Fondo' infatti, con il Ristori, il Giornale Fiorentino, foglio di carattere illuministico cui collaboro' Giovanni Ristori, e il Gionale enciclopedico. Timpanaro Morelli in: Diz. Biogr. ital. Melzi, II, p. 415. ITA

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        Delineatio Geographica Territorii Celsissim orum S.R.I. comitum Ruthenorum de Plauen utriusque Lineae Senioris nempe ac Junioris partem Vogtlandiae olim ac ho die sic dictae constituentis. Impensis Homannianorum Heredum. Cum Privil. S. Caes. Majest.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, v. 1777, 48,5 x 55 Tooley's Dic. of Mapmakers S. 399. - 2. Zustand der Homann Karte. - Hier mit der Landschaftansicht unter der Titelkartusche. - Zeigt den thüringischen Anteil des Vogtlandes zwischen Hof a.d. Saale, Saalfeld, Gera und Zwickau. - Oben rechts Maßstab. - Perfekter Zustand! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The Poets of Great Britain Complete, from Chaucer to Churchill [109 Volumes]

      Apollo Press for The Martins. Hardcover. Edinburgh and London, 1777-1788. Complete in 109 volumes. 18mo, contemporary polished calf, spines divided by false bands into six compartments, black and red gilt lettered labels. A complete set of Bell's British Poets in its first edition. A landmark of publishing at the time, published soon after the change in copyright law in 1774. This is a particularly well preserved set in a contemporary binding. With 37 of 47 engraved portraits and 109 engraved title pages. Most volumes in very good to near fine condition with minimal normal wear. A few flaws: scattered foxing, a few corners stained, joints flaked, a few joints split, one cover detached (we have chosen to leave it as such for the time being due to the historical value of the set), one label at spine missing (the volume number of Chaucer's fourth volume), two other labels chipped with loss to text. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. CBEL I, Vol II, p. 259 . Very Good. 1777. First Edition.

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        The economy of beauty, in a series of fables: addressed to the ladies by Dr. Cosens, Minister of Teddington. 2 books in 1

      London: J. Walter, 1777. First edition.. 4to. (11 x 9 inches). pp.viii + viii + 104. The Second Book: title + advertisement + vi + 114. 23 hors-texte engraved plates: frontis + 10 (one before each Fable in the first book) + 12 (one before each Fable in The Second Book). Plain paper-covered boards over grained cloth, gilt to spine. Boards rubbed and lightly marked. Late 20th century personal bookplate to front pastedown. Early owner's name and date (1793) in ink to flyleaf. Edges dusty. In the first book, a light stain affecting fore-edge margin of pp.28-40 and just-affecting margin of plate Fable V, though not touching image itself. Extrems slightly grubby. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding sound. A Very Good copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        Verzeichniss der gefangenen Christen, welche die, in gesammten kaiserlich-königlichen Erblanden, des durchlauchtigsten Erzhauses von Oesterreich, ....theils in den afrikanischen Plätzen, fürnehmlich: zu Algier, Maschera, und Tripoli; theils in der europäischen und asiatischen Türkey ....Vienna, Schulz-Gastheim ('gedruckt mit Schulzisch-Gastheimischen Schriften'), [1780]. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, engraved coat of arms of the dedicatee Franz Joseph I, prince of Liechtenstein, on verso of the title-page. Sewn.

      Cf RGG VI, col. 1040. Printed lists containing the names of all 81 Austrian Christian prisoners set free between the years 1777 and 1780, after years of suffering in Muslim prisons around the Mediterranean, at the intervention of the Austrian Barefoot Order, part of the Trinitarian Order, which was established in 1198 by Jean de Matha and Felix de Valois. The frontispiece shows a Barefoot monk paying the ransom money to a Muslim sultan. Scattered library stamps of the Stadliches Museum in Salzburg, including cancel stamp; first 2 ll. dog-eared. A good copy.

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        La Haute et la Basse Silesie, 1770, Lotter T.C.

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - La Haute et la Basse Silesie, 1770, Lotter T.C. "Haute et la Basse Silesie, divisée en XVII principautés et VI seigneuries avec les confins des etâts circonvoisins ; faite par Tobie Conrad Lotter, geographe". Very scarce map, size of the leaf: 95x80 cm.!!!-original publishers colours, printed from 4 plates, only little brownish. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'ordre social, ouvrage suivi d'un traité élémentaire sur la valeur, l'argent, la circulation, l'industrie & le commmerce [sic] intérieur & extérieur. [?]

      Chez les Frères Debure, Paris 1777 - First edition. In contemporary leather. Gilt spine with green title vignette. Marbled fore-edge. (8º) a-b8, A-Gg8, Hh4; (5), VI-XXXI, (2), 2-488 p. Scarce first edition of Le Trosne's treatise on Physiocracy. In "De l'ordre social", Le Trosne sets out the main principles of Physiocracy, the "Government of Nature", that is considered as the first school of thought in economics. They believed that the wealth of nations was derived from the value of "land agriculture" and the agricultural products should be highly priced. In the second part of the book (Discours [?] sur la liberté du Commerce des Grains) Le Trosne demanding the liberation of grain trade within France. Guillaume-François Le Trosne (1728-1780) was a French jurist and economist, founding member of the Société royale d'agriculture (Royal Agricultural Society), one a leading theorists of Physiocracy, considered as the father of political economy in France. His studies mostly focusing on practical issues and tax problems. He is known as the author of the essay "Reflexions Politiques [?]" (1777) that "traced - perhaps for the first time -a parallel between Russia and the now independent USA as two nations that would probably overcome Europe soon, the latter by means of freedom, free trade and property, the former through the absolute rule of an enlightened monarch." (Adamovsky). [Bibl: Adamovsky, E.: Euro-Orientalism. Liberal Ideology and the image of Russia in France (c. 1740-1880). Oxford - New York: Peter Lang, 1986.] INED 2879., Einaudi 3358., Kress B. 55. Occasional underlines and marginal signs in ink and pencil. Binding somewhat worn, overall a good copy. In contemporary leather. Gilt spine with green title vignette. Marbled fore-edge [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lisboa/Lisbon/Lissabon, anno 1755, View, Lotter, scarce Lissabon

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Lisboa/Lisbon/Lissabon, anno 1755, View, Lotter, scarce Lissabon. "Lisabon die prächtige Königl. Residenz=Statt in Portugall". Kol. Vogelschauansicht, darunter unkol. Ansicht der brennenden u. zerstörten Stadt nach dem Erdbeben 1755 (14,5:56,5 cm), jeweils vom Tejo aus mit Schiffsstaffage. Kupf. von M. Seutter "anjezo bey T. C. Lotter", um 1760. Mit farb. lat.-dt. Kopftitel, in den Oberecken 2 kl. kol. Wappen sowie in der Mitte gr. kol. Kart. mit lat.-dt. Legende (Beschreibung des Erdbebens). 51:62 cm. Reference: Fauser 7878. Lisbon after the Earthquake anno 1755. From the University of California, Berkeley: "Historical Depictions of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake Jan T. Kozak, Institue of Rock Mechanics, Czech Academy of Science Charles D. James, National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering Note: With permission, this paper is abridged and edited from drafts of a longer work in progress by V. S. Moreira, C. Nunes and J. Kozak on the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755. The images presented here are taken from the NISEE Kozak Collection of Images of Historical Earthquakes. Although not the strongest or most deadly earthquake in human history, the 1755 Lisbon earthquake's impact, not only on Portugal but on all of Europe, was profound and lasting. Depictions of the earthquake in art and literature can be found in several European countries, and these were produced and reproduced for centuries following the event, which came to be known as "The Great Lisbon Earthquake." The earthquake began at 9:30 on November 1st, 1755, and was centered in the Atlantic Ocean, about 200 km WSW of Cape St. Vincent. The total duration of shaking lasted ten minutes and was comprised of three distinct jolts. Effects from the earthquake were far reaching. The worst damage occurred in the south-west of Portugal. Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, was the largest and the most important of the cities damaged. Severe shaking was felt in North Africa and there was heavy loss of life in Fez and Mequinez. Moderate damage was done in Algiers and in southwest Spain. Shaking was also felt in France, Switzerland, and Northern Italy. A devastating fire following the earthquake destroyed a large part of Lisbon, and a very strong tsunami caused heavy destruction along the coasts of Portugal, southwest Spain, and western Morocco. The oscillation of suspended objects at great distances from the epicenter indicate an enormous area of perceptibility. The observation of seiches as far away as Finland, suggest a magnitude approaching 9.0. Precursory phenomena were reported, including turbid waters in Portugal and Spain, falling water level in wells in Spain, and a decrease in water flow in springs and fountains. Detailed descriptions of the earthquake's effects in Morocco, were, in some cases, based on Portuguese manuscripts written by priests. The cities of Meknes, Fez, and Marrakesh in the interior, and the coastal towns of Asilah, Larache, Rabat, and Agadir (Santa Cruz during the Portuguese occupation) suffered much damage in the quake. Mosques, synagogues, churches, and many other buildings collapsed in Meknes, where numerous casualties were reported. The convent, church, and Hospital de S. Francisco collapsed completely. Lisbon In 1755, Lisbon was one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city retained some of its Moorish influence during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. This may be seen in the design of the streets in the quarters surrounding St. George Castle and extending as far as Rossio, the central part of the city. The Rosario, or main square, was the commercial center of Lisbon. The Estatus Palace, situated to the north, was where illustrious visitors to the Kingdom were lodged. On the east side, Saint Dominic Church and the All Saint's Royal Hospital, with its magnificent façade, were erected. On top of the hill, an ancient royal residence was situated. To the west, the church and its Convent were among the most magnificent buildings in Lisbon. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Interieur einer dreihalligen barocken Kirche mit mehreren Figuren.

      - Feder in Schwarz, grau laviert, über Bleistift, mit doppelter Tuschlinie umrandet, auf Bütten mit Fragment des Wasserzeichens: C & I Honig, rechts am Fuße einer Säule signiert und datiert „Johannes Franciscus Gout inv: et delin 1777.". 28,5:34,2 cm. Durchgehend etwas braunfleckig. Die Zeichnung stammt vermutlich noch aus der Zeit, in der Gout als Dekorationsmaler in Schloß Birkenfeld in Unterfranken tätig war. Des Malers und Radierers Gout früheste Arbeiten sind in Nürnberg nicht lange vor 1773 entstanden. 1773 und die folgenden Jahre war er in Schloß Birkenfeld tätig. 1780 war er Hofmaler in Bayreuth, 1782 wurde er von Goethes Freund, dem Kriegsrat Merck, an den Hof in Darmstadt empfohlen und scheint später Großherzogl. Hessen-Darmstädter Theatermaler geworden zu sein und war als solcher auch in Wiesbaden und Frankfurt am Main tätig. 1808 war er noch in Wiesbaden nachweisbar. Im Historischen Museum, Frankfurt am Main, befinden sich zwei Gemälde, Landschaften mit antiken Gebäuden, die ehemals aus dem Prehn’schen Kabinett stammen.

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        Mappa Geographica.Germaniae, 1759, Lotter T.C., von 4 Platten

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Mappa Geographica.Germaniae, 1759, Lotter T.C., von 4 Platten gedruckt, rara "Mappa Geographica summo labore, accurate et novissime exarata, exhibens Circulos aliquot Germaniae, praesertim illos ubi Bellum nunc Geritur". Grenzkol. Kupf.-Kte. von T. C. Lotter, Augsburg, 1759. Mit fig. Kart. (Kriegsgöttin u. Kriegslager). Von 4 Platten gedruckt u. zusammengesetzt; 58:83 cm. Nicht bei Imago Germaniae u. Coll. Niewodniczanski. - Seltene große Karte der Reichskreise u. zum Siebenjährigen Krieg in der Begrenzung Rügen-Elbing-München-Brüssel, Leipzig im Zentrum. - Diverse alte Raparaturen, nicht zu erkennen, gering fleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die neue Deutschheit nuniger Zeitverstreichungen. Difficile est Satyram non Scribere. Erstes (-Dreyzehntes) Pröbgen (alles Erschienene) mit je 16 S. Mit gestoch. Titel- und Textvignette von Meil. Pappbd d. Z. (Kanten bestoßen) mit etwas RVergoldung und rotem RSchild.

      Göttingen, Dieterich, 1776-1777. - Komplette kleine satirische Zeitschrift in 13 Heften, von einem Göttinger Leutnant (1741-1783) verfasst, der u. a. statistische Vorlesungen in Göttingen hielt, zur selben Zeit als auch Lichtenberg dort lehrte. Witzige und boshafte Bemerkungen zur zeitgenössischen Literatur, mit Ausfällen gegen Wieland und Goethe (Stella, Götz, Claudine von Villa Bella), gegen das Theater der Stürmer und Dränger (Lenz' Hofmeister, Die Freunde machen den Philosophen, Der neue Menoza, Die Soldaten und Klingers Neue Arria, Wagner), eine Abhandlung über 'Die Kostergeschichte Siegwart', köstliche Persiflagen auf die Empfindsamkeit des Göttinger Hains in zahlreichen plattdeutschen Gedichten, über Sprachen und ihre jeweiligen Stärken, und im letzten Pröbgen eine Betrachtung über das deutsche Schauspiel und seine heftigen Leidenschaften im Rückblick aus dem Jahr 2776. Die hübsche Titelvignette zeigt einen herrschaftlich gekleideten Affen mit Degen, der selbstgefällig in einen Spiegel schaut, wohl eine Anspielung auf Lichtenbergs bekannten Aphorismus. – Gering fleckig. Gutes Exemplar der sehr seltenen Schrift. – Goed. IV 1, 1092, 37, 3. Diesch 862. Kirchner 5470. Willnat, Dieterich, 27/22. Günther/Zeilinger 4090. Kippenberg 1510.

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        Œuvres complètes EDITION ORIGINALE

      Neuchatel: De l'imprimerie de la société typographique, 1777. Fine. De l'imprimerie de la société typographique, Neuchatel 1777, in-8 (12x19,5cm), 515pp. et (4) 570pp. et (4) 426pp. et (4) 483pp. et (4) 440pp. et (2) 446pp. et (2) 429pp., 7 volumes reliés. - First edition of the complete works, established by Rigoley Juvigny. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Réimpression des oeuvres complètes données en 1776, établie par Rigoley de Juvigny, illustrée d'un portrait de l'auteur par Aug. de Saint Aubin gravé par Billé. Comme très souvent, le huitième tome, comprenant les Œuvres badines, n'est pas joint ici. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau raciné. Dos lisses ornés de filets, dentelles et fleurons dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin vert. Filet à froid sur les plats. Toutes tranches mouchetées.  Quelques frottements, sinon bel exemplaire. Auteur de nombreuses comédies et d'épigrammes dont il s'était fait une véritable spécialité, souvent contre les auteurs de son temps, notamment Fréron et Voltaire. Nombreuses de ses pièces eurent du succès, notamment sa plus grande, La métromanie, dont Grimm disait qu'elle vivrait aussi longtemps qu'il y aura un théâtre et du goût en France. Il écrivit également des poésies libertines qui la valurent de n'être pas retenu par l'Académie Française. Ex-libris de la bibliothèque Louis Montaut.  

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        Jülich,Kleve,Limburg,anno 1765, 108x67 cm.!, Lotter G.C., selten

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Jülich,Kleve,Limburg,anno 1765, 108x67 cm.!, Lotter G.C., selten Lotter, Gustav Conrad: "Les Duches, de Cleves, de Iuliers et de Limbourg, Le Comte de Meurs, Le Quartier de Ruremonde Dans Le Duche de Gueldres, L'Archevesche et Electorat de Cologne &c. Publiee par Tobie Conrad Lotter, Geogr. D'Augsbourg." Augsburg, G. C. Lotter 1765, 93x54 cm., Blattmaß: 108x67 cm., originales Verlagskolorit, sauber, nahezu fleckenfrei, einige kleine Hinterlegungen an den Rändern, keinerlei Beeinträchtigung der Karte. Unten rechts bezeichnet: "Gustav Conrad Lotter, sculpsit, Aug.vind. 1765" Zeigt Cleve, Juelich, Limbourg, Geldern Die Karte wird begrenzt durch Emmerich im Norden mit dem Rhein bis nach Bonn im Süden. Im Osten mit Recklinghausen und Siegburg, im süden Kerpen, im Westen die Maas und Limburg. Gedruckt von 2 Platten, mit zwei horizontalen Falzen. Sehr seltene Karte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bederving van het menschelijcke geslacht door het gebruik der baleinen keurslijven, Een werk, waerin betoogd wordt dat men tegen de wetten der nature handelt (...) wanneer men hem van het tijdstip zijner geboorte af op de pijnbank stelt. Vertaald uit het Frans, Dordrecht, A. Blusse en zoon, 1777.

      "(16)+171+(3) pag., geheel leer uit de tijd. Niet in Lipperheide/Colas; STCN slechts 1 compleet exemplaar. Vertaling door Pieter Leuter. Zeer zeldzaam.".

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        Braunschweig, anno 1760, Grundriss m. Umgebung, Lotter

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Braunschweig, anno 1760, Grundriss m. Umgebung, Lotter Tabula Ichnographica Accuratissima Brunsuigae, Ducatus Brunsuicensis Metropolis Munitissimae Et Amplissimae, Nec Non Regionis, Quae Eam Cingit : Cu. Pr. S. Vic. in part. Rhen. Suev. et Franc. iur. = Accurate Ichnographische Vorstellung Der Haupt-Stadt Und Vestung Braunschweig Nebst Der Um Dieselbe Liegenden Gegend. Blattmaß: 55x66 cm., in Verlagskolorit, gering gebräunt, sehr seltenes Blatt der Stadt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte Nouvelle de l'Amerique Angloise contenant tout ce que les Anglois possedent sur le Continent de l'Amerique Septentrionale Savoir le Canada, la Nouvelle Ecosse ou Acadie, les treize Provinces unies qui sont. les quatres Colonies de la Nouvelle Angleterre 1. New Hampshire, 2. Massachusetsbaye, 3. Rhode-Island, & 4. Conecticut, 5. la Nouvelle York, 6. Nouvelle Jersey, 7. Pensilvanie, 8. les Comtes de Newcastle Kent et Sussex sur la Delaware, 9. Mariland, 10. Virginie, 11. la Caroline Septentrionale, 12. la Caroline Meridionale et 13. Georgie avec la Floride - Gravee exactement d'apres les determinations geographiques dernierement faites par Matthieu Albert Lotter a Augsbourg'

      Augsburg Lotterum 1777 - Altkol. Kupferstich. 60,5 x 52,5 cm. Gut erhalten - in good condition. Die schöne Karte in frischen Farben. Nice map in contemporary colour. Eastcoast of America with Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia. upper part with a very smal margen. Overall in good condition. 0,000 gr.

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        The Reports in English, in Thirteen Parts Complete; with References to all the Ancient and Modern Books of the Law To Which are Now Added, The Respective Pleadings in English By George Wilson, Serjeant at Law Seven Volumes [complete]

      London: Printed for J. Rivington and Sons [and eight others], 1777. Contemporary calf, crimson morocco labels, gilt, a bit rubbed, four joints just cracking but quite firm, a very good, especially clean set The last eighteenth century London edition of Coke's Reports and the first by a named editor, a work which (in John Baker's words) is "of excellent quality [and] perhaps the single most influential series of named reports" in English law

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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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        Black Sea, Crimea, Azov, map anno 1760, Lotter

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - "TABULA SYNOPTICA // Totius Fluminis // DANUBII // A FONTIBUS USQUE AD OSTIA // in qua // omnes regiones, quas perfluit et amnes, quos recipit, // IMPRIMIS INTEGRUM HUNGARIAE REGNUM, // PRINCIPAT. TRANSILVANIAE, MOLDAVIAE, WALACHIAE, // ARCHIDUCATUS AUSTRIAE, REGNA ET DUCAT. STYRIAE, // CARINTHIAE, CARNIOLAE, CROATIAE, DALMATIAE, SCLAVONIAE, // BOSNIAE, BESSARABIAE, BULGARIAE, ROMANIAE, CUM MAGNA // PARTE TURCIAE ET TARTARIAE, NEC NON MARE ADRIA- // TICUM ET PONTUS EUXINUS OCULIS SISTUNTUR // juxta recentissimas observationes et descriptiones // delineata et aeri incisa // cura et sumtibus // TOBIAE CONRADI LOTTERI, // GEOGRAPHI, // ET CHALC. AUGUSTAE VINDEL." Coppermap, edited by Conrad Lotter in Germany, Augsburg, anno 1760. Old colours, size of the leaf: 53x63 cm. Small restoration on below centerfold (outside of the map). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettres sur les spectacles; avec une Histoire des ouvrages pour & contre les théâtres

      Boudet, Paris 1777 - 2 volumes in-12 (165 x 95 mm). Maroquin rouge, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, un coin usé (reliure de l?époque). Belle édition des Lettres sur les spectacles et l?Histoire des ouvrages pour et contre les théâtres. Charles Desprez de Boissy (1730-1787) fut avocat au parlement de Paris et membre de plusieurs académies. Bel exemplaire en maroquin du temps. L?exemplaire de Brochant du Breuil, bibliophile du XVIIIe siècle; vente du 7 janvier 1779. Bibliothèque dramatique de monsieur de Soleinne, V, n°787 ; Cioranescu, XVIIIe siècle, I, n°23749. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gründlicher Unterricht von der Pferdezucht und Anlegung der Gestütte, in welchem angezeiget wird, wie dieselbe durch eine wohlgeordnete mit einheimischen Pferden, vornehmlich in Deutschland, verbessert, vermehret, und zum allgemeinen Gebrauch der Kriegsvölker nützlich gemacht werden konnte. Nebst einigen Beobachtungen, die der Ernährung der trächtigen Stutten und bey Ernährung der Fohlen angewendet werden soll

      Ft. u.Lpz., Bronner 1777.. 2. Aufl. 8°. 12 Bll., 231 S. Mit 2 gefalt. Mit 2 mehrf. gefalt. Kupfertaf. Pbd. d. Zt. Ecke berieb. Rü. restaur. Seemann 2204 - Der Verfasser war Obrist einer Regimentskavallerie und Churcöllnischer erster Stallmeister.

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        Oeuvres revues sur les exemplaires de la Bibliothèque du Roi avec des notes par M. Faujas de Saint-Fond, et des additions de M. Gobet

      Chez Ruault, libraire rue de la Harpe à Paris, 1777 - Chez Ruault, libraire rue de la Harpe à Paris,1777, in 4 (25,5 x 20 cm), LXXVI + 734 pages. Reliure en veau fauve marbré, triple filets dorés sur les plats, dos à nerfs décoré et doré, pièce de titre grenat, tranches marbrées. +++++++ La vraie première édition collective des oeuvres de Palissy par Barthélemy Faujas de Saint-Fond (1741-1819), géologue et vulcanologue. Il manque le portrait et l'Epitre dédicatoire à Franklin qui ont été supprimés avant la publication (Brunet). On trouve dans ces oeuvres plusieurs traités relatifs à l'Alchymie (Caillet 8265). Au sommaire : De l'art de terre de son utilité des émaux et du feu ; Des terres d'argile ; Des pierres ; De la marne ; Observations sur la marne ; Essai sur la terre sigillée ou terre sacrée de Lemnos ; Des sels divers et du sel commun ; Notes sur les traités de sels, Des eaux & fontaines; Du mascaret qui s'engendre au fleuve de Dourdongne en la Guienne ; Traité des métaux & alchimie ; De l'or potable ; Du mitridat ou thériaque ; Des glaces ; Déclaration des abus et ignorances des médecins ; Recepte véritable par laquelle tous les hommes de la France pourront apprendre à multiplier et augmenter leurs thresors : Livre Premier - De l'Agriculture, Livre Second - De l'Histoire Naturelle, Livre Troisième - Jardin délectable, Livre Quatrièsme - De la ville de forteresse ; Notes ; Explication des mots les plus difficiles ; Cabinet de Palissy: copie des escrits qui sont mis au dessous des choses merveilleuses que l'autheur de ce livre a préparé & mis par ordre en son cabinet ; Extraict des sentences principales ; Table des matières - Galeries de verre en plusieurs endroits dans les marges ou en fond de gorge au début (LXXVI + 52 premières pages) et en fin (page 395 à 734) ; il n'y a pas d'atteinte au texte associé à ces galeries, reliure en bon état mais restaurée par un professsionnel, Bon état général. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        'Carte Nouvelle de l'Amerique Angloise contenant tout ce que les Anglois possedent sur le Continent de l'Amerique Septentrionale Savoir le Canada, la Nouvelle Ecosse ou Acadie, les treize Provinces unies qui sont. les quatres Colonies de la Nouvelle Angleterre 1. New Hampshire, 2. Massachusetsbaye, 3. Rhode-Island, & 4. Conecticut, 5. la Nouvelle York, 6. Nouvelle Jersey, 7. Pensilvanie, 8. les Comtes de Newcastle Kent et Sussex sur la Delaware, 9. Mariland, 10. Virginie, 11. la Caroline Septentrionale, 12. la Caroline Meridionale et 13. Georgie avec la Floride - Gravee exactement d'apres les determinations geographiques dernierement faites par Matthieu Albert Lotter a Augsbourg'

      Augsburg. 1777.. Altkol. Kupferstich. 60,5 x 52,5 cm. Gut erhalten - in good condition.. Die schöne Karte in frischen Farben. Nice map in contemporary colour. Eastcoast of America with Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia........ upper part with a very smal margen. Overall in good condition.

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        The Complaint; or Night-Thoughts on life, death, and immortality. / By the Reverend Edward Young, LL.D. ; To which are added, a poetical paraphrase on part of the Book of Job; and his poem on the last day. ; [Six lines from Fleetwood]

      Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Bell, in Third-Street, 1777. First American edition. Frontispiece engraved by John Norman. Half title present; three pages publisher's advertisements at back, the first advertising Military Books to interest Gentlement of the American Army. 8vo. Contemporary sheep. raised bands, single letter Y on spine. Worn, small loss to blank margin of frontispiece, marginal tear on Dd2 into text without loss, some spotting, offsetting and browning, signature of Eliza Peirce on half title with erasure underneath, sgnature of Elizabeth Peirce and stamp of George C. Shattuck on title. Very good. First American edition. Frontispiece engraved by John Norman. Half title present; three pages publisher's advertisements at back, the first advertising Military Books to interest Gentlement of the American Army. 8vo. Whether Geo. C. SHattuck was the father (1783-1854) or the son (1813-1893), both were eminent Boston physicians and philanthropists. The son, with Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Jackson, and Henry Ingersoll Bowditch, founded the Boston Society of Medical Observation and in 1864 was made Dean of the Harvard Medical School. The son also founded St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, in 1855. Elizabeth Peirce is most likely a member of the family of Benjamin Peirce, mathematician and astronomer, as he was a friend and classmate of Oliver Wendell Holmes and Bowditch as well as a professor at Harvard. Evans 15714; Hildeburn, C.R. Pennsylvania, 3652; Pennypacker 943-7-65

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        Anakreon wärmt Amor am Feuer. Anakreon beugt sich über den geflügelten Amor, der sich vor einem Kaminfeuer die ausgestreckten Hände wärmt. Im Vordergrund Amors Köcher mit Pfeilen.

      . Feder in Braun, braun laviert, über Bleistiftskizze, mit doppelter brauner Federlinie umrandet, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: undeutlicher Name und Datum "1777", links unten signiert "B Rode", am Oberrand Beschriftung. 18,5:11,7 cm. Auf China aufgezogen. Provenienz: Sammlung Schürmann, nicht bei Lugt. Wahrscheinlich Vorzeichnung zu Rodes Radierung Nagler 162.. Anakreon war ein griechischer Lyriker (gest. wohl nach 50 v.Chr.) und bekannt als anmutiger Sänger über Liebe und Wein. Eine deutsche Dichtergruppe des 18. Jahrhunderts, Anakreontiker genannt, schuf mit ihren Dichtungen heiter-lebensfrohe, tändelnd-geistreiche lyrische Kleinkunst, Gesellschaftslyrik, die in den Bereich der Rokokodichtung gehört. Ihr gehörten Hagedorn, Gleim, Uz, J.G. Jacobi und selbst der junge Lessing an.

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        Winckelmanns Briefe an seine Freunde. Mit einigen Zusätzen und litterarische Anmerkungen. 2 Theile in einem Band.

      Dresden Waltherische Hofbuchhandlung 1777 - Mit 2 gestochenen und 1 Holzschnitt-Titelvignette und einer Holzschnitt-Textvignette. 8 Blatt, 288; 12 Blatt,374 S. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung. Miteingebunden: 1. Geschichte von Winkelmanns Briefen an seine Freunde in der Schweiz. Zürich, Fueßly, 1778. 20 S. - 2. Schriften von Helfrich Peter Sturz. Erste Sammlung. Leipzig, Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1779. 4 Blatt, 270 S. - Erste Gesamtausgabe der Schriften des Juristen und Diplomaten Sturz (1736 - 1771), der in seiner Kopenhagener Zeit dem Kreis um Klopstock angehörte. Eine zweite Sammlung erschien posthum um 1782. - Einband insbesondere am Rücken berieben; Ecken, Kanten und Kapitale stärker beschabt und bestoßen; unteres Kapital beschädigt (mit Einriß und kleiner Fehlstelle im Bezug); handschriftlicher Name und Namenschildchen auf dem vorderen Spiegel; Vorsätze gebräunt und etwas leimschattig; stellenweise etwas gebräunt und vereinzelt etwas braun- oder stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Seasons: With Poems on Several Occasions To which are added, An Account of the life and Writings of the Author

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Robert Bell, 1777. Second American edition but first available, the only known copy of the first being the defective copy at AAS. First edition was published in 1726-30. Frontispiece portrait engraved by J[ohn] Norman. 12mo. Contemporary sheep. Rebacked, leather cracking, rubbed, text browned, paper repairs in a few gutters. With contemporary inscription on endpaper "Ruffus Merrin. his Book bought of Thomas Adams Jany 1780 price 0:12:0 silver." Three pages publisher's advertisement at back. In a leather tipped brown cloth open end case. Second American edition but first available, the only known copy of the first being the defective copy at AAS. First edition was published in 1726-30. Frontispiece portrait engraved by J[ohn] Norman. 12mo. Most of the work by the American engraver John Norman (1748-1817) consisted of adaptations or copies of English engravings and paintings. He is best known as quite likely having been the first engraver in American to attempt a portrait of Washington (1779). (Fielding's "Dictionary of American Painters ... "). Evans 15613; Colby Library Quarterly p. 253

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        Accurata Utopiae Tabula/Schlaraffenland, 1760, Lotter C.T.

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Accurata Utopiae Tabula/Schlaraffenland, 1760, Lotter C.T., sehr schönes Verlagskolorit, min. gebräunt, div. kleinere Randläsuren. Blattmaß: 55x66 cm. Das Schlaraffenland (von mhd. sluraff = Faulenzer; „Das Land der faulen Affen"; auch Schlarraffenland oder bei Hans Sachs Schlaweraffen Landt bzw. Schlauraffenlandt) ist ein fiktiver Ort aus diversen Märchen, in dem alles im Überfluss vorhanden ist. In den Flussbetten des Schlaraffenlands fließen Milch, Honig oder Wein statt Wasser (in Anspielung z. B. an Deuteronomium 6,3 (Dtn 6,3 LUT) und viele andere Stellen). Alle Tiere hüpfen und fliegen bereits vorgegart und mundfertig durch die Luft. Die Häuser bestehen aus Kuchen. Statt Steinen liegt Käse herum. Genießen ist die größte Tugend der Bewohner des Schlaraffenlands, harte Arbeit und Fleiß werden als Sünde betrachtet. Dem Alter wird mit dem Jungbrunnen abgeholfen, etwa: Welcher ein altes Weib hat / der schick sie auch mit in das Bad / sie baden kaum drey Tage / so wird ein junges Dirnige darauß / vngefehr bey achtzehen Jahren. Schlaraffenland wird deshalb heute meist übertragen verwendet, um auf ein Paradies des Nichtstuns und müßig essenden Herumliegens hinzuweisen. Die Idee als solche begegnet bereits in der Antike (griechische Komödie, Lukian, Herodot, Strabo). Bereits im 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr. gab es ähnliche Ideen bei den griechischen Dichtern Telekleides und Pherekrates (Gebratene Krammetsvögel mit kleinen Kuchen flogen Einem in den Schlund hinein). Auch die Schilderung der Aurea Aetas in Vergils 4. Ecloge weist bereits Züge der späteren Schlaraffensage auf, allerdings fehlt hier das Motiv des Überflusses und der Prasserei. Mitte des 13. Jahrhunderts entstand das französische Fabliau de Coquaigne, das in englischen und niederländischen Versionen bis ins 15. Jahrhundert fortlebte. Mitte des 14. Jahrhunderts beschreibt Boccaccio im Decamerone (3. Novelle des 8. Tages) ein Land namens Bengodi, in dem Wein, Würste, Käse und andere Delikatessen von Natur aus im Überfluss zur Verfügung stehen. In Deutschland taucht das Motiv im Fastnachtspiel des 15. Jahrhunderts auf, bevor es 1494 von dem Humanisten Sebastian Brant als Parodie auf das Paradies und als Kritik an der von einem zunehmend verweltlichten Klerus und funktionslos werdenden Adel geprägten feudalen Gesellschaft in seinem Narrenschiff (Kapitel 108) gestaltet wird.[2] Später wird es in einem Gedicht von Hans Sachs aufgegriffen. Eine kontinuierliche Tradition reicht in Texten und Bildern bis ins 19. Jahrhundert, als die Brüder Grimm mit Das Märchen vom Schlauraffenland, das sich weniger auf die kulinarischen Aspekte als allgemein auf die Thematik satirischen Rollentausches konzentriert, und Ludwig Bechstein (Das Märchen vom wahren Lügner in Deutsches Märchenbuch von 1845 und Das tapfere Bettelmännlein in Neues deutsches Märchenbuch) die heute bekannten Fassungen des Märchens schufen. Im bürgerlichen Zeitalter dient das Motiv der Durchsetzung des bürgerlichen Leistungsprinzips (Adel durch Tugend und Leistung) gegen angebliche Dekadenz des Geburtsadels. Erich Kästner lässt die Protagonisten seines Kinderbuches Der 35. Mai oder Konrad reitet in die Südsee durchs Schlaraffenland reisen. Accurata Utopiae Tabula Die Karte war dem Atlas novus terrarum beigebunden, eine spätere Ausführung druckte Matthäus Seutter. Kartograf: Johann Baptist Homann (1694). Der vollständige Titel lautet: Accurata Utopiae Tabula. Das ist Der Neu entdeckten SCHALCK WELT, oder des so oft benannten und doch nie erkannten SCHLARRAFFENLANDES. Neu erfundene lächerliche Land tabell. Worin alle und jede Laster im besonderen Königreich, Provinzen und Herrschaften ab getheilet – Beyneben auch die nebst angrentzenden Länder Der FROMMEN der zeitlichen AUF und UNTERGANGS auch wegen VERDERBNIS Regionen samt eine Erklärung anmutig und nützlich vorgestellt werden durch Author anonymus. Erklärung der Wunder-seltzamen Land-Charten UTOPIÆ Johann Andreas Schneblins Erklärung der Wunder-seltzamen Land-C [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Analysis Collectionum, & Fontium Juris Ecclesiastici Publici, Et

      1777. Canon Law for German Students Reiss, Ulrich. Analysis Collectionum, & Fontium Juris Ecclesiastici Publici, Et Privati Germanici, Quam in Commodiorem Usum Tyronum Juris Sacri ex Probatissimis Auctoribus Collegit, Et una Cum Selectis Corollariis Juridicis Publicae Disputationi Expositis in Lucem Publicam. Augsburg: Sumptibus Riegerianis, 1777. xxxii, 224; 54 pp. Final section preceded by title page. Octavo (6-3/4" x 4"). Contemporary speckled-paper boards, fragments of title labels to spine, speckled edges. Moderate rubbing to extremities, front joint starting at head. Light toning to text, occasional light foxing, internally clean. Ex-library. Small inkstamps to preliminaries and final leaf. A nice copy of a scarce title. * Only edition. This is a handbook on canon law for students. Reiss was a professor of canon law at the University of Augsburg. At the end of the book is a related dissertation from 1777, at which Reiss presided, entitled Corollaria ex Universo Jure Ecclesiastico Publico, et Privato Hodiernis Academiarum Germaniae Moribus Accomodato. OCLC locates no copies in North America. Not in VD18, the British Museum Catalogue or Ferreira-Ibarra.

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        Livoniae et Curlandiae Ducatus, anno 1760, Karte-Lotter C.T.

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Livoniae et Curlandiae Ducatus, anno 1760, Karte-Lotter C.T. Baltikum Livoniae et Curlandiae ducatus. 1760. Lotter. Livoniae et Curlandiae ducatus. Teilkolor. Kupferstich bei T. C. Lotter, Augsburg um 1760. 49,5 : 58,5 cm. Karte von Estland und Lettland. Mit großer figürlicher Titelkartusche oben links. Schönes Altkolorit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1777.FIRST EDITION 1777, French text. Slim 8vo, approximately 200 x 120 mm, 8 x 4¾ inches, 56 pages, bound in full contemporary calf, decorative gilt border to covers with large central gilt coat of arms, gilt decoration and gilt lettering to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Spine slightly worn at head and tail, 2 tiny holes and a tiny split to lower hinge, small repairs to corners, few slight marks to covers and a darkish stain to lower outer corners, small brown stain to 1 margin, otherwise contents bright and clean. A very good tight copy. We could not find a record in the Bibliotheque Nationale of the planned work, which may never have been published. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Historia Critica Comitatus Hollandiae et Zeelandiae ab Antiquissimis

      1777. With Sixteen Handsome Copperplates Kluit, Adriaan [1735-1807]. Dousa, Matthaeus, Editor. Historia Critica Comitatus Hollandiae et Zeelandiae ab Antiquissimis Inde Deducta Temporibus. Middelburgh: Apud Petrum Gillissen et Isaac de Winter [imprint varies], 1777-1782. Four parts in two volumes. xxxiv, 217, 500; [iv], 520; vi, [iv], 521-1098 pp. All plates and tables present. Volume I, Pt. 1 has 8 tables, 4 folding; Volume II has 16 folding copperplates, 3 in Pt. 2. One of these is a map of the Netherlands. Quarto (10" x 8"). Recent buckram, gilt titles to spines, endpapers renewed. Light shelfwear and soiling, light toning to text, minor edgewear to some tables and plates. Bound-in presentation leaves in contemporary hand at head of each volume, later annotations in pencil in a few places. Ex-library. Library name and shelf numbers to spines, stamps to title pages, annotations to versos. A scarce title, rarely found on the market with all of its plates and tables. * Only edition. A remarkable feat of philology, this is a comprehensive annotated collection of political and legal documents relating to the history of the Netherlands. Its compiler, Kluit, was a classical scholar and legal historian. Dousa, another classical scholar, provided annotations for most of the documents. OCLC locates 24 complete copies worldwide, none in North America. British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 14:146.

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        Essai sur le commerce de Russie, avec l'histoire de ses découvertes

      Amsterdam, n.p., 1777.. Octavo. Pp. 299, (1). Plus large folding engraved map (bit browned, short splits at folds), bound after title. Half-title present; handsome engraved head-piece; numerous tables and calculations. Hardcover, bound in contemporary handsome full speckled calf, occasionally rubbed at extremities, spine gilt ruled, minute chip at head, black morocco label lettered in gilt, old label affixed to first paste-down, endpapers browned. With ample margins, in a very good condition. ~ First edition. Attribued to Marbault (Cf. National Union Catalog, pre-1956 imprints; Barbier). The attractive copperplate map, ?Carte des Découvertes des Russes dans la Mer Orientale, et en Amerique Pour Servir à l'essai, Sur le commerce de Russie? is by Gerardin, engraved by Croisey for inclusion in this book. KVK lists 3 holdings only: British Library (with a second copy in microform), National Library of France, Union Catalogs Germany (4).

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        L'espion anglois ou correspondance secrète entre Milord All'Eye et Milord EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Londres: Chez John Adamson, 1777. Fine. Chez John Adamson, A Londres 1777 - 1785, 10 tomes en 10 Vol. in 12 (10x17cm), relié. - First Edition. The first four volumes appeared in 1777 and 1778, the last 6 were published after the author's death in 1783 to 1785 and was titled New edition, greatly expanded ... Together full well the tax table in the kingdom, often absent. Full sheepskin textured contemporary. Back tooled raised. Piece title and volume number morocco blond in black morocco. 2 caps heads (volumes 2 and 4) skillfully restored. Lack of Volume I. tail Head Volume 10 leveled. Frootements. Good copy, fresh. Rich set that provides a comprehensive overview of France under Louis XVI, both economic and literary, cultural, political and social. It contains sights such letters on taking Santo Domingo and Saint Pierre and Miquelon islands, Marseille, Americans, Martinique, the battle of Belle-hen, Voltaire, Beaumarchais ... The whole forming a kaleispinecope of a thousand colors, tasty and some interest. Pidansat of Mairobert, royal censor, He committed suicide after being implicated in the trial of the Marquis de Brunoy and censured by parliament, accused of relationship with the British press. Bookplate Paul Guinet. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Les quatre premiers volumes ont paru en 1777 et 1778, les 6 derniers ont paru après la mort de l'auteur de 1783 à 1785 et furent intitulés Nouvelle édition, considérablement augmentée... Ensemble bien complet du tableau d'imposition du royaume, souvent absent. Reliure en plein basane granitée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin blond et de tomaison en maroquin noir. 2 coiffes de têtes (tomes 2 et 4) habilement restaurées. Manque en queue du tome I. Tête du tome 10 arasée. Frootements. Bon exemplaire, bien frais. Riche ensemble qui brosse un tableau complet de la France sous Louis XVI, autant économique que littéraire, culturel, politique et social. On y trouvera des curiosités telles les lettres sur la prise de Saint-Domingue et des isles Saint Pierre et Miquelon, sur Marseille, les Américains, la Martinique, le combat de la Belle-poule, Voltaire, Beaumarchais... L'ensemble constituant un kaléidoscope aux milles couleurs, savoureux et d'un intérêt certain. Pidansat de Mairobert, censeur royal, Il se suicida apres avoir ete mis en cause dans le procès du marquis de Brunoy et blâmé par le parlement, accusé de relation avec la presse anglaise. Ex-libris Paul Guinet.

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        Balearic Islands, anno 1760, Seutter/Lotter Lotter T.C.: Carte d

      Lotter C.T., 1717-1777 - Balearic Islands, anno 1760, Seutter/Lotter Lotter T.C.: Carte des Iles de Maiorque, Minorque et d Yvice. 1760 Southern Europe / Spain / Balearic Islands Südeuropa / Spanien / Balearen Size of the leaf: 55x66 cm., little brownish. A rare map of the Balearic Islands with the Port of Mahon in Menorca and smaller inset map of map of the western Mediterranean with Gibraltar. North Africa is shown under the name "Barbary". The top left has an unusually designed title cartouche accompanied with two eagles and a coat of arms and unusual plants. Directly under this cartouche is a mileage scale. In the Mediterranean Sea is a wind rose. The prime meridian is the French standard centered on Paris. Below the map is information on the three islands. In this text Seutter makes reference to the information from Bellin. Matthias Seutter (1678-1757) was an apprentice to cartographer Johann Homann whom he would later directly compete with from his business based in Augsburg. He became the Imperial geographer to Karl IV in 1731. The business also have an office in Venice and made celestial globes. His son in law Tobias Conrad Lotter continued the business after his death.----Here the Lotter edition.--------- Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Early World Press, 2004, p150 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        6 autograph letters signed and 1 letter with autogr. postscript signed ("Federic").

      Potsdam and Charlottenburg, [1777]-1785.. Mostly 4to. 3½ pp. on 8 ff. Folded.. Highly interesting collection of personal letters from the last years of the King's life. In French, to Eleonore de Maupertuis, lady-in-waiting to Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia, Frederick's youngest sister. Eleonore was the daughter of the well-esteemed Prussian diplomat, scholar, and translator Kaspar Wilhelm von Borck(e). In 1744 she had married the French mathematician and astronomer Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, also a close confidant of Frederick's and head of the Prussian Academy of Science. After her husband's death in 1759 she concentrated on her office in the household of the Princess. - Since 1756 Anna Amalia of Prussia was titular Abbess of the Quedlinburg Convent but spent most of her time in Berlin. She is mainly remembered for her alleged affair with the Prussian officer and adventurer Friedrich von der Trenck. While the historicity of this anecdote is questionable, she was undoubtedly - and more importantly - one of the 18th century's few female composers of note. Her music collection ("Amalienbibliothek") contains many important prints and manuscripts, including the autograph of Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerts. She spent her last years in seclusion at Berlin, always remaining in close contact with her brother, who visited her regularly. She survived Frederick's death on 17 August 1786 by just a few months, passing away on 30 March 1787 (cf. MGG I, 486f. and T. Debuch, Anna Amalia von Preußen, Berlin 2001). - There are but few sources for the life of Anna Amalia, many of which are dubious (such as Trenck's autobiography) or focus on Frederick the Great (such as the diaries of Count Lehndorff). Thus, the King's present letters to Eleonore de Maupertuis constitute a unique source for the last years of the Princess. They reflect Frederick's concern for Amalia's health after she suffered a stroke in 1773 and underscore the close relationship between the siblings: "Je aprans Madame que ma bonne Soeur est incommodee, et comme je L'aime trop pour regarder Son etat avec Indiferance, je Vous prie de me rassurer et de me consoler [...]" (1777). - "Ma cher Madame, j'ai non recours a Vous pour ne point fatiguer ma bonne soeur, comme je suis oblige de ma rendre demain au Parc pour des affaires je me propose des profites en ces Voisinages pour rendre visite a ma bonne soeur [...]" (Charlottenburg, 2 May 1783). - "Je Vous prie Ma chere Madame, de conjurer ma soeur en mon nom de Voulloir prendre quelque Medecine, pour Luy facilliter L'expectoration [...]" (n. d.). - "Voici ma bonne Madame deux Sortes de Tabac pour ma bonne soeur [...]" (n. d.). - "Je vous prie Ma chere Madame, de m'envoyer Le Nom de soupes que Ma soeur mange avant diner, et une Liste des plats qu'elle aime et qui convienent le mieux en Sa sante [...]" (n. d.). - "Ma chere Madame, Ma soeur a eu La bonte d'envoyer ici un Valet de chambre pour avoir de mes Nouvelles [...]" (n. d.). - "Je vous suis bien oblige, des bonnes nouvelles que vous me donnez de la Sante de la Principe ma Soeur, par votre lettre endate d'hier [...]" (16 March 1785). - Most of the present letters are a quarter or half page in length; one bears a note by another hand on the reverse ("Potzdam, 1777, von I. M. d. König"). Only two are dated in full: "Charlottenburg ce 2 May 1783" and "a Potsdam le 16 de Mars 1785". The latter is written by a scribe's hand, with an autograph postscript and signature by the King. This is also the only letter formally addressed "a la Gouvernante de Maupertuis, nee de Borck, a Berlin". Content and form, however, prove that all letters are from the same time and to the same recipient. - All letters written in brown ink on fine, clean laid paper, most with posthorn watermark. Includes a browned folio sheet (watermark St. Wolfgang, pointing to Georg Friedrich Meyer's Röthenbach paper mill) with late 18th-c. caption: "Collection de Lettres de Frederic le Grand Roi de Prusse, de Sa main propre; a feüe Madame de Maupartuis Gouvernante de feüe la Princesse Amelie Soeur de ce Roi". - Exceptionally well-preserved collection.

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        A Course of Lectures on Oratory and Criticism

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1777 First edition of Priestley's major treatise on rhetoric and critical theory. Quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked to style. Six paneled, gilt-ruled spine with black morocco label. . Quarto. Complete with errata leaf and half-title. Intermittent light browning, intermittent light text soiling near top margin, Qq2 lightly wrinkled. few old ink marks in margin. Overall a very good, large copy. Some light shelf wear. Marbled endpapers. Intermittent offsetting and foxing. A very small portion of text missing from P3 due to a printing imperfection. A very good copy. Priestley's title is misleading, as he is not merely concerned with repeating the rhetorical rules set down by the ancients. The first page of his preface states that the lectures were published "partly with a view to the illustration of the doctrine of the association of ideas" and this gives them an interest that their title would never suggest. Priestley had for several years been interested in Hartley's ideas concerning associationism. In 1775 he published an edition of Hartley's Theory of the Human Mind on the Principle of the Association of Ideas, together with his own commentary. In his landmark work on eighteenth century aesthetics, The Sublime: A Study of Critical Theories in XVIII Century England, Samuel H. Monk points out: "Priestley's chief contribution to the discussion…is not so much a body of new ideas, as the fact that he applied definitely the psychology of Hartley to the problems of taste. In both his ideas and his associationism he is not unlike Gerard, but in his 'modern' approach to the subject he is a good example of the increasing tendency to take aesthetic problems into the mind of man and to look more carefully at the effect than at the object" (p. 119).

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        Origines des grâces EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: S.n., 1777. Fine. S.n., à Paris 1777, In-8 (11,5x20cm), relié. - First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece and 5 beautiful and delicate figures by Cochin, engraved by Saint-Aubin, Masquellier, Born, Pelletier ... Quite rare. "One of the most successful Cochin illustrations, and more remarkably engraved." Cohen. Full red morocco old nineteenth end unsigned doubled on contreplats blue morocco with wide lace framing. Mors, caps and corners rubbed. 2 corners bumped. Gilt edges. This prose poem is a lovely pastoral composed by a young girl of 18 years, the origin of Thanksgiving depicts Venus and the Graces, the poem is decorated with small pieces autrres. Writing agreed but within the rules of this kind was that pastoral style which Theocritus was the model and experienced numerous works in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Particular illustration of Cochin will be appreciated. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, illustrée d'un frontispice et de 5 belles et fines figures par Cochin, gravées par Saint-Aubin, Masquellier, Née, Pelletier... Assez rare. "Une des illustrations les plus réussies de Cochin, et de plus remarquablement gravée." Cohen. Reliure en plein maroquin vieux rouge fin XIXe non signé, doublé sur les contreplats d'un maroquin bleu à large dentelle d'encadrement. Mors, coiffes et coins frottés. 2 coins émoussés. Tranches dorées. Ce poème en prose est une jolie pastorale composée par une jeune fille de 18 ans, cette Origine des grâces met en scène Vénus et ses Grâces, le poème étant agrémenté d'autrres petites pièces. Ecriture convenue mais respectant les règles de ce genre stylistique que fut la pastorale dont Théocrite fut le modèle et qui connut de très nombreuses oeuvre au XVII et XVIIIe siècles. On appréciera particulièrement l'illustration de Cochin.

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