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        Historisch-Staatistische Abhandlungen über Rußland. Aus dem Französischen.

      Altenburg, Richtersche Buchhandlung 1779 - 8°. 487 S. Restaurierter Pappband der Zeit mit Rückenschild und leichter Rückenvergoldung, (berieben). Erste und einzige deutsche Ausgabe. Selten. - Fromm II, 8578. - Mit Kapiteln über die Frau Peters I., Russische Gesetze und Erlasse, den Russischen Handel und die erhobenen Zölle, sowie der Widergabe des Handelsvertrages zwischen Russland und Großbritanniens. - Der 1710 in Paris geborene Chevalier d'Eon wurde bereits 1756 als Geheimdiplomat nach Russland geschickt, wo er das Vertrauen der Zarin Elisabeth errang. - Berühmtheit erlangte er weniger wegen seiner diplomatischen Verdienste als vielmehr der Tatsache, dass er einen Großteil seines Lebens in Frauenkleidern verbrachte und sein tatsächliches Geschlecht lange im Unklaren blieb. - Starker gebräunt, teils wasserrandig, Name auf Titel und Vorsatz. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Turgot]. Recueil de Règlemens pour les Corps et Communautés d'Arts et Métiers, commençant au mois de février 1776.

      P. G. Simon, A Paris 1779 - In-4° relié plein veau de l'époque, le dos est abimé avec un manque à la coiffe supérieure. 287 pages. Première édition de cet important recueil d'Edits, Arrêts du Conseil, Déclarations du Roi, Lettres Patentes, sur les nombreuses réforme que subit tous les corps et communautés de marchands et artisans entre 1776 et 1778. Nommé en 1774, Contrôleur Général des Finances, Turgot entama une politique libérale ; la suppression des jurandes et des maîtrises et l'établissement de la liberté du travail constituent sa plus grande réforme. Le Parlement, poussé par les communautés maintient sa résistance ; Turgot est renvoyé le 12 mai 1776. En août, son successeur Maurepas rétablit les corps de métiers tout en s'inspirant des réformes suggérées par Delacroix et Séguier ; les communautés sont regroupées, la durée de l'apprentissage fixée, les droits d'entrée diminués et codifiés. L'ouvrage est composé des deux principaux édits de Turgot : Edit du Roi, Portant Suppression des Jurandes & Communauté, Arts & Métiers. Donné à Versailles au mois de Février 1776 ; vingt-quatre articles, dont le premier est ainsi conçu : « II sera libre à toutes personnes, de quelque qualité et condition qu'elles soient, même à tous étrangers d'exercer dans tout notre royaume telle espèce de commerce et telle profession d'arts et métiers que bon lui semblera, même d'en réunir plusieurs ; à l'effet de quoi nous avons éteint et supprimé tous les corps et communautés de marchands et artisans ainsi que les maîtrises et jurandes, abrogeons tous les privilèges, statuts et règlements donnés aux dits corps et communautés. Turgot prolonge sa réforme par un nouvel acte : Edit du Roi, Portant nouvelle Création de Six Corps de Marchands et Quarante-Quatre Communautés d'Arts & Métiers. Donné à Versailles au mois d'Août 1776. Suivent 77 lettres patentes, édits et arrêts sur le même sujet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Icones plantarum medicinalium. Abbildungen von Arzneygewächsen). Tafelband.

      (Nürnberg Raspe -1790) Format: 8° 162 altkolorierte Kupfertafeln Marmoriertes Halbleder der Zeit mit 2 farbigen (rot und grün) goldgeprägten Rückenschildern und Deckelbezügen aus pinkfarbenem Marmorpapier nur minimal beschabt 1779 - *** Tafelband mit 162 von Hand altkolorierten Kupfertafeln aus den berühmten "Icones plantarum medicinalium" von dem aus Kempten im Allgäu stammenden Botaniker Johannes Zorn (1739-1799), der in seinem Hauptwerk auch viele exotische Pflanzen vorstellte, die er minutiös und in großer Realitätstreue zeichnete und in Kupfer stechen ließ. Insgesamt erschien das Werk in sechs Bänden mit 600 Tafeln, von denen hier 162 in feinstem Altkolorit vorhanden sind, disparat gebunden (einige Tafeln mit Nummern in der Platte oben rechts).Mit den Tafeln "Salix nigricans", "Salix rubra", "Salvia horminum", "Salvia sclarea" und "Salvia officinalis" (dem Salbei), "Sambucus nigra, ebulus", der "Sanicula Europaea", der hübschen "Saracenia flava", der blaublühenden "Scabiosa arvensis", der prachtvollen gelben "Scorzonera huminlis", den roséfarbenen Nickenden Leimkraut. Der "Silene pendula", den Auberginepflanzen mit ihren üppigen Früchten des "Solanum insanum", "Solanum Melongena" und vielen, vielen anderen. Es folgen zahlreiche, bunt blühende, hier besonders fein kolorierte Pflanzen wie das "Spartium scoparizon" etc. Besonders eindrucksvoll sind die Darstellungen der sternförmigen Aasblume, der Stapelie mit namen "Stapelia hirsuta", dargestellt in einem Bottichtopf, der exotischen "Tillandsia lingulata", einer traumhaften, rotblühenden Bromelie, ferner der besonders schön blühende Wiesen-Bocksbart "Tragopogon pratense" oder die Kapuzinerkresse "Tropaeolum marius" ihren orange-gelben üppigen Blüten. Wenige Bleistiftanmerkungen, vereinzelt Tafeln unwesentlich gebräunt, insgesamt sehr sauber und in bester Erhaltung. Alle Kupfer in leuchtendem, fein und minutiös aufgetragenem Altkolorit. Nissen 202 und 2206. Pritzel 10507. Plesch 829. Sitwell 152. Tafelband. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Splendid Letters Patent Signed 'H. Card[ina]lis Ep[iscop]us', (Cardinal York, 1725-1807, Archbishop, last Stuart claimant to the throne of Great Britain as Henry IX, 2nd son of James III, the Old Pretender, brother of Bonnie Prince Charlie)

      1779 - in Latin with transcription and translation, as "Bishop of Tusculum [Frascati], Cardinal Duke of York, Vice-Chancellor of the Holy Roman Church, Archpriest of the Basilica in Rome of the Prince of the Apostles, Commendator of the Church of St Laurence in Damaso &c", testifying that "We, for the greater glory of Almighty God, and the veneration of His Saints, have examined the Holy Portions of the Bones of St. Paul the Apostle taken from authentic places, which We have reverently enclosed in a small Round Silver Casket securely closed on both sides in Crystal, tied with a red silk cord: and, sealed with our seal have granted it to [name left blank] with power to retain it themselves, to give it to others, or to display it for veneration by the Faithful in any Church, Oratory or Chapel", countersigned by his secretary Vincenzo Cavazzi, finely printed with engraved pictorial 'U' and manuscript additions in the hand of Henry's Chaplain, Giovanni Lando, with his signature at the foot, at the head are thefine engraved Stuart Arms of Great Britain differenced with a crescent, under a ducal crown and Cardinal's hat, 3" x 2¾", at the foot is a similar papered seal, 1 side large oblong folio (11" x 16") and conjugate leaf, Palace, Frascati, 12th April right hand half of papered seal indistinct, otherwise in fine condition Henry IX is in many ways the most likeable of the Stuarts. In 1939, George VI commissioned a tomb of red granite for his remains, his brother, and his father James III, bearing the royal Crown, underneath St Peter's. Very ancient tradition places St. Paul's burial at St. Paul Without the Walls in Rome, and indeed in 2009 fragments of bone recovered from the sarcophagus there were dated to the 1st or 2nd century A.D. Beginning in 1758, Henry's chaplain Giovanni Lando, was responsible for keeping Henry's official manuscript diary, now mostly in the British Library. With the neat stamp of the library of connoisseur and historian Pietro Zampieri of Vigonovo, near Venice, on the versos of both leaves. Zampieri himself owned a valued relic, the left arm of St. Vincent of Saragossa, martyred in 304. In 1104 the Bishop of Valencia had hoped to take the relic to the Holy Land, but he died at Bari and it fell into private hands. Zampieri restored it to Valencia Cathedral in 1970.

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        De la Passion du Jeu, Depuis les Temps Anciens jusqu'a nos Jours. Dedie a Monsieur.

      A Paris de l'Imprimerie de Monsieur 1779 - FIRST EDITION. 2 parts in one volume. 8vo, 193 x 121 mms., pp. xxxvi, 267 [268 blank]; [iv], 335 [336 blank], including half-title for each part, with woodcut of French Royal arms on title-page, and engraved head-pieces to each part,contemporary quarter French calf, marbled boards (soiled), spine gilt to floral motif, red morocco label (chipped); spine rubbed and dried, corners worn. With an inscription in French dated 1 January 1779 on the recto of the front free end-paper and another on the verso of the half-title. A reformed or retired gambler himself, Jean Dusaulx (1728-1799) fulminates against the iniquity of gambling and its dire social and personal consequences. A French politician, he was also a scholar, a translator of Juvenal, and a disciple of Rousseau. He was president of the Conseil des Anciens, and in that position he actively sought to suppress lotteries, games of chance, and most forms of gambling. So far as I can tell, it was in the latter part of the 18th century that a concern emerged for the psychological make-up of the gambler; that perception of the gambler became more prominent in social discourse than on the social differences between various forms of gambling. Curiously, not in Kress, Goldsmiths' or Einaudi. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das militarische, politische und Privat-Leben des Fräuleins D'Eon de Beaumont, ehemaligen Ritters D'Eon. Aus dem Französischen des Herrn de la Fortelle ins Deutsche übersetzt und mit einigen Zusätzen vermehrt.

      Frankfurt-Leipzig, ohne Verlag (Vogel), 1779. - Erste dt. Ausgabe einer der frühesten Schilderungen einer transgeschlechtlichen Person, des berühmten Transvestiten d‘Eon de Beaumont (1728-1810). Der französische Diplomat, Spion, Soldat, Freimaurer, Schriftsteller und Degenfechter lebte weite Teile seines Lebens als Frau und erst eine Leichenbesichtigung konnte die Zweifel über sein tatsächliches körperliches Geschlecht endgültig ausräumen. - Ab S. 91 findet sich eine „Sammlung der zu London gedruckten Schriften, die sich auf den Zwist zwischen der Fräulein, Ritterinn D'Eon und dem Hrn. von Beaumarchais beziehen". - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Titel m. altem Monogrammstempel u. kl. Namenszug. Etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Hayn/G. II, 154f.; Fromm IV, 13864 (Lafortelle). ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Kl.-8°. Mit einem gest. Titelportrait von A. Stöttrup. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten. 178 S., Ppbd. d. Zt. m. handschriftl. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ARCHITECTURE ET PARTIES QUI EN DEPENDENT. RECUEIL DE PLANCHES POUR LA NOUVELLE EDITION DU DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNE' des Science, des Arts et des Métiers, avec leur explication. TOME SECOND.

      Chez Pellet, 1779. (Codice AC/2864) In 4° antico (26x20,5 cm) IV-47 pp. Sezione completa tratta dal Tomo Secondo del "Recueil" (edizione Pellet del 1779). Contiene le 68 tavole relative alla ARCHITETTURA, finemente incise in rame, di cui 21 grandi ripiegate. Precede il testo esplicativo in francese. Nitida impressione su bella carta forte, esente da ingialliture. Ottima legatura moderna in cartone, tre tagli rossi. Perfetto stato. Euro 650.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE

      Antwerp [i.e. Paris], 1779. Ten complete volumes (of fifteen), plus significant portions of two others. Complete collation available upon request. Eleven volumes bound in contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, leather labels, edges painted red; seventeen individual issues, most in original wrappers. Bound volumes: corners bumped, edges slightly worn. Contemporary ownership inscriptions on titlepages or initial leaves. An occasional fox mark. Parts: wrappers with a few chips and wrinkles. Light foxing and dampstaining. Overall, very good. A monumental and fundamentally important set of documents tracing the early course of the American Revolution and events on the North American continent. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE contains among the earliest, and in some cases the first, European printings of many of the most basic documents in American history, including the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Paine's COMMON SENSE, the Articles of Confederation, and several state constitutions. The series was produced by the French government in order to inform the French public of the origins and course of the American Revolution, and to build and justify support among the French aristocracy and bureaucracy for an eventual Franco-American alliance. With the crucial editorial assistance of Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, the AFFAIRES... helped accomplish this goal, as well as providing the French people with their first taste of American democratic philosophy. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE, though bearing an Antwerp imprint, was actually produced by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was available from the French bookseller, Pissot. The false imprint and the anonymity maintained by the editor served to hide the fact that it was issued by the French government and helped maintain a facade of impartiality. The first issue appeared on May 4, 1776, and publication proceeded through October 1779. The series was edited by Edmé- Jacques Genêt, chief interpreter to the French Foreign Minister, Charles Gravier, the Comte de Vergennes. Genêt was the father of Edmund Charles "Citizen" Genêt, who later caused so much discord in French-American relations during his tenure as minister plenipotentiary to the United States in the 1790s. Edmé-Jacques Genêt produced a similar journal during the French and Indian War, using correspondents in Britain, Spain, and the German states to gather news and information on events in the various fields of battle. He called upon some of those same sources, and cultivated American contacts as well, for AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE. Chief among Genêt's American sources was Benjamin Franklin, who arrived in Paris on Dec. 21, 1776, as one of the American representatives seeking an alliance with France. Among the first documents Franklin provided to Genêt was a copy of John Dickinson's draft of the Articles of Confederation. In the United States these were still secret documents which had only circulated in committee in the Continental Congress. The Articles were translated in full and appear in the Dec. 27, 1776 edition of the AFFAIRES..., constituting "the first unrestricted publication in any language of the Articles of Confederation" (Echeverria). Franklin also provided Genêt with American newspapers, copies of his own correspondence, and old essays, all documenting the development of the rift between Great Britain and her American colonies in a light very favorable to the colonists. Franklin also contributed an original essay, COMPARISON OF GREAT BRITAIN AND AMERICA AS TO CREDIT, IN 1777, to Genêt's journal (printed in the Oct. 18, 1777 "Banker's Letter"). John Adams arrived in Paris in the spring of 1778, and was also very active in supplying Genêt with newspapers, copies of his own letters, and rebuttals to British propaganda. Laura Anne Bédard, a recent student of AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE, notes that the journal took a markedly pro- American tinge once Franklin began his contributions. This emphasis carried through the negotiation of the Franco-American Treaty of Amity and Commerce, all the way to the end of the journal's publication in October 1779. With such well placed American contacts, it is not surprising that AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE contains some of the earliest appearances of many of the basic works of the Revolutionary era. The number of important publications contained in the journal is nevertheless remarkable. The publication of John Dickinson's draft of the Articles of Confederation has already been mentioned. The Declaration of Independence appears in the Aug. 16, 1776 issue of the AFFAIRES... (in the "Banker's Letter") and is the first European printing of that landmark document, preceding other French and British printings by one to two weeks. Durand Echeverria mistakenly identifies a printing of the Declaration in the Aug. 30, 1776 edition of the GAZETTE DE LEYDE as the first French translation, missing its appearance a full two weeks earlier in the AFFAIRES.... Thomas Paine's incredibly influential and wildly popular COMMON SENSE was the first purely political essay published in the AFFAIRES..., appearing in the issue of June 15, 1776. It does not appear in a word-for-word translation, but Genêt reprinted the majority of Paine's text, summarizing the sections he excluded. Gimbel notes only one other French language printing of COMMON SENSE in 1776, bearing a Rotterdam imprint. This is almost certainly its first continental appearance. Genêt also printed several state constitutions as soon as they became available, usually supplied by Franklin and translated by the Duc de la Rochefoucauld d'Enville. The AFFAIRES... includes the first European printings of the constitutions of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. Echeverria notes that the two earliest separate French publications printing American constitutions, appearing in 1778, were word-for-word copies, including footnotes, from AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE. In the December 27, 1776 issue Genêt reproduced the full text of the Articles of Confederation. Echeverria accurately calls the AFFAIRES... one of the two "most important publications of American political documents in France during the American war." Along with these vital documents, AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE is filled with thousands of pages of fascinating documents tracing the development of the conflict between Great Britain and her American colonies, and following the actual course of the war. Most issues contain two sections, a "Journal" devoted to the latest news from abroad, and a section of commentary in the form of a "Letter From a London Banker," actually written by Genêt himself. The Journal sections contain excerpts from newspapers, periodicals, and other reports on military campaigns (including letters from British, German, and American soldiers), debates in the British parliament, and accounts of British finances. Included are discussions of British troop strength and reports from numerous British government ministers and parliamentarians including Pitt, Grenville, Burke, Wilkes, and North, among several others. Many of the documents are included in order to gauge British political and popular support for operations in North America, and to discern British financial strength. The contents cover the full range of affairs in North America, from naval strength to Hessian activities, battlefield reports, Indian loyalties, and Canadian affairs. The information is presented in an impartial and balanced manner, with little editorial comment. The pro-American bias comes through, however, in the commentary section in which Genêt, in the guise of the "British banker," transmits opinions on the history and course of the conflict. This section includes political documents and essays, expanded by Genêt's editorial notes. It is in the "Banker's Letters" that COMMON SENSE is excerpted and the Declaration of Independence printed. It also marks the first French appearance of British dissenter Richard Price's important work, OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURE OF CIVIL LIBERTY, in which he supports American independence. AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE was issued intermittently in parts. It can be bound in a varying number of volumes, and bibliographer Paul L. Ford calls it "one of the most intricate and puzzling studies in collation." Howes notes that sets are made up of "twenty- four parts divided into fifteen volumes," but are usually bound in seventeen volumes. Sabin concurs on twenty-four parts, while LeClerc catalogued an incomplete set of only thirteen parts. Ford throws out the notion of "parts" entirely, giving a complete collation in fifteen volumes. Obadiah Rich asserts that the series was "an imitation or translation of Almon's REMEMBRANCER," but Sabin and Howes both correctly refute this utterly incorrect notion. Howes calls it a "counterpart" to the REMEMBRANCER, while Sabin notes that it is "quite different" from Almon's work. As we have noted, it is a wholly original collection of documents, assembled to provide close reports on the progress of the American Revolution and to pave the way toward the French alliance with the rebellious Americans. The present set is a significant run of AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMÉRIQUE, containing some seventy- five percent of the entire text. It lacks three volumes late in the series, identified as the last three volumes in Ford's collation, as well as portions of the eleventh and twelfth volumes. Several of the indexes are also lacking. As Bédard notes, however, 1779 constituted the waning days of the AFFAIRES..., and most of the information in the final volumes is made up of accounts of French and Spanish military affairs, and they contain less in the way of significant American documentary material. This is only the fourth copy that we have seen of this extremely rare set. There are complete sets at the University of Virginia, the Library of Congress, the Bibliothèque Nationale, the John Carter Brown Library, and Yale. Paul Ford, in his 1889 article on the work, located incomplete sets at Harvard, Massachusetts Historical Society, the Department of State, New York State Library, Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy, Massachusetts (which has John Adams' incomplete set), and one in a private collection. Many of these are no longer at these locations (for example, the New York State Library set was probably destroyed in their 1911 fire, the State Department Library has been dispersed, etc.). "So little known, that no satisfactory account of it exists" - JCB. "Essential for the Revolutionary period" - Sabin. "Of singular importance for the history of the period covered; but, owing to its rarity, and to the extreme bibliographical confusion in its parts and volumes, it has been singularly neglected as historical material" - Larned. "Collection des plus importantes pour la periode de la revolution des Etats-Unis" - LeClerc. A rare and fundamentally important collection of documents on the early years of the American Revolution, in many cases containing the earliest European printings of several iconic works of American history, in a beautifully bound set, with an additional seventeen sections in wrappers as issued. HOWES A85, "b." LeCLERC 2464. SABIN 491. JCB 1(III):2185. FORD, FRANKLIN BIBLIOGRAPHY 326. LARNED 1210. Laura Anne Bédard, LES AFFAIRES DE L'ANGLETERRE ET DE L'AMERIQUE: A FRENCH JOURNAL COVERING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION FROM FRANCE (Unpublished Master's Thesis, 1986), especially chapters 2 and 3 and appendices. Durand Echeverria, "French Publications of the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitutions, 1776-1783" in PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Vol. 47, pp.313-38. Paul Leicester Ford, "Affaires de l'Angleterre et de l'Amérique" in PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, 1889, pp.222-26 has the clearest collation. Will Slauter, "Constructive Misreadings: Adams, Turgot, and the American State Constitutions" in PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Vol. 105, No. 1, pp.33-68. REESE, REVOLUTIONARY HUNDRED 47.

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        The Annual Register or a View of The History, Politics, and Literature for the Year 1776

      J. Dodsley, London 1779 - A near fine, fresh clean copy in contemporary full calf with maroon leather title label. This issue includes an early printing of the American Declaration of Independence. This is a second edition Annual Register for 1776, published in 1779, which contains an extensive review of the historic events and document of 1776 in America and England. This book contains all the significant events of 1776, the invasion of Canada led by Benedict Arnold, the Battle for Boston won by the Americans through the fortifications quickly built on Dorchester Heights, the successful defense of Charlestown, the events in Virginia leading to Governor Dunmore's abandonment of the capitol of Williamsburg and emancipation of slaves, the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation, the British Invasion of Long Island, Manhattan, the Hudson River and New Jersey, and many more. pp. 259 + contents and index. The Annual Register was created in 1758 by the publishers James and Robert Dodsley. On 24 April 1758 the Dodsley brothers signed a contract with Edmund Burke (1729–97) to write and edit the material for The Annual Register, which was conceived as an annual publication which would review the history, politics and literature of the day. Born in Ireland, Burke had trained as a lawyer before abandoning this field and turning to writing. He was an up-and-coming member of the intelligentsia and had already written several notable works, published by Dodsley. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas portatif à l'usage des collèges, pour servir à l'intelligence des auteurs classiques

      - Sans lieu ni date. 1779 - 1788. 2 volumes in-4 reliés pleine-basane blonde. Dos à 5 nerfs ornés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge. Les cartes sont dressées par M. Bonne, Ingénieur Hydrographe de la Marine. Le premier volume contient 22 planches doubles montées sur onglets, la pièce de titre mentionne : France : 1 ffeuillet blanc, titre illustré sur double page, La france par gouvernement 1779. Gouvernement de Flandre française, d'Artois de Picardie et du Boulenois 1782. Les gouvernements de Normandie et du Maine Perche 1783 (2 cartes). Gouvernement de l'Isle de France 1782. Gouvernement de Champagne et Brie partie spetentrionale 1783. Gouvernement de Champagne et Brie partie méridionale 1783. Gouvernement de Lorraine et d'Alsace 1784. Gouvernement de Bretagne 1783. Gouvernement d'Anjou, de Saumurois et de Touraine 1784. Gouvernement de l'Orléanois 1784. Les gouvernements de Bourgogne, Franche-Comte et Lyonnois partie septentrionale 1784. Les gouvernements de Bourgogne, Franche Comté et Lyonnois partie méridionale 1784. Gouvernements du Poutou et du Pays d'Aunis avec celui de Saintonge Angoumois 1784. Gouvernement de La Marche, du Limousin et de l'Auvergne 1784. Gouvernement de Berri, de Nivernois et de Bourbonnois 1784. Gouvernement de Dauphiné 1784. Gouvernement de Guienne et de Gascogne 1785. Gouvernement de Guienne et de Gascogne partie méridionale avec celui de Béarn et Basse Navarre 1785. Gouvernement de Languedoc partie septentrionale 1785. Gouvernement de Languedoc partie méridionale 1785. Gouvernement de Provence 1785, 1 feuillet blanc. Le second volume portant en pièce de titre "Allemagne" contient 16 planches : 1 feuillet blanc, titre gravé sur double page, L'empire d'Allemagne divisé en ses cercles ; avec le royaume de Bohème, la Silésie, etc 1780. Cercle de Westphalie partie septentrionale 1787. Cercle de Westphalie partie méridionale 1787. Cercle de la Basse Saxe partie septentrionale 1788. Cercle de la Basse Saxe partie méridionale 1788. Le nord du cercle de la Haute Saxe partie ouest 1788.Le nord du cercle de la Haute Saxe partie ouest 1788. Le sud du cercle de la Haute Saxe 1788. Cercle du Bas Rhin 1788. Cercle du Haut Rhin 1787. Cercle de Francophonie 1787. Cercle de Suabe 1787. Cercle d'Autriche partie Occidentale 1787. Cercle d'Autriche partie Orientale 1787. Bohème et Lusace 1788. Silésie et Moravie 1788, 1 feuillet blanc. Soit un ensemble de 36 plances au contours coloriés, par l'Abbé Grenet, Professeur au collège de Lisieux, dédié à l'Université de Paris.Hors un mouillure pale en marge supérieure des premières carte du volume France, ensemble en bon état. La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 550 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Théâtre à l'usage des jeunes personnes

      First Edition.Half time Calf. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco and volume number in brown sheepskin. Gaps on spine of Volume IV. A small loss in tail of volume III. Friction. Pretty good copies, fresh.All volumes were 24 pieces. Many of these pieces were originally intended for children of Orleans with the Countess of Genlis handled. The roles are held by children. Madame de Genlis, inaugurating a new genre in the theater, a theater by and for children. In the final volume, the preface states that this book is only for children of artisans and merchants. It goes without saying that none of the parts is not without a certain moral action of which it is the proof.Volume I: Hagar in the desert; Beauty and the Beast; The vials; The happy isle; The spoiled child; The curious; The dangers of the world. Volume II: The blind Spa; The dove; Cécile or sacrifice of friendship; Generous enemy; The good mother; The intriguing. Volume III: The ball of children; The traveler; Vathek; False friends; The magistrate. Volume IV: The rosière Salency; The milliner; The laundress; The bookseller; The truly wise; The portrait. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Panckoucke à Paris 1779-1780 in-8 (12x20cm) 522pp. (2) et (4) 464pp. et (4)436pp. et (4) 412pp. 4 volumes reliés

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        Principes de l'art de la guerre. Développés d'après les meilleurs exemples & appliqués, tant aux opérations d'un Corps d'Armée, qu'à celle des Détachemens particuliers. Ouvrage Elémentaire, orné de Planches.

      Paris, Cellot & Jombert 1779 - Octavo. Pp. viii, 426, (2). Plus 8 folding engraved plates bound at end. Woodcut device to title; woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Hardcover, bound in contemporary tree full calf, spine richly decorated in gilt, burgundy morocco lettering-piece in gilt, marbled endpapers, red cloth ribbon marker; extremities bit rubbed, one lower corner chafed. Handsome copy in a very good condition, fine interior, completely free of foxing, very bright plates. ~ First edition. Le Roy de Bosroger's (1700-1775) famous work on the principles of military tactics and military art and science. The beautiful plates depict various famous battle and siege war situations, and are interleaved with direct explanatory texts. Very rare.

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      Neuchatel, S. Fauché, 1779. 1779-1783, 1779-1783, , 8 tomes en 9 volumes in-4, planches gravées en taille-douce, basane marbrée de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges, Première et seule édition des

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        POEMS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS. [Fore-Edge Painting]

      Printed for the Author; sold by Edward and Charles Dilly, J. Robson, and J. Walter, London 1779 - [xii] pages including a list of subscribers and errata, followed by 147 pages of text. Illustrated with a double four-edge painting, each aspect with two scenes (four images total). In an Edwards of Halifax binding of full vellum with figural drawings on both covers. The spine has gilt titles and fancy gilt panel devices, and the covers have borders of ornamental gilt rolls, a.e.g. The spine and covers are lightly to moderately toned and soiled, and the leather spine label is worn; all else near fine. The fore-edge paintings include Ravarscraig Castle, Wouldham Church, Magdalen College and St. John's College. Previous owner's bookplate neatly on the inside front cover. Protected in a custom slipcase with gilt lettering. The text is clean and unmarked. First edition. Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Principes de l'art de la guerre. Développés d'après les meilleurs exemples & appliqués, tant aux opérations d'un Corps d'Armée, qu'à celle des Détachemens particuliers. Ouvrage Elémentaire, orné de Planches.

      Paris, Cellot & Jombert, 1779.. Octavo. Pp. viii, 426, (2). Plus 8 folding engraved plates bound at end. Woodcut device to title; woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Hardcover, bound in contemporary tree full calf, spine richly decorated in gilt, burgundy morocco lettering-piece in gilt, marbled endpapers, red cloth ribbon marker; extremities bit rubbed, one lower corner chafed. Handsome copy in a very good condition, fine interior, completely free of foxing, very bright plates. ~ First edition. Le Roy de Bosroger's (1700-1775) famous work on the principles of military tactics and military art and science. The beautiful plates depict various famous battle and siege war situations, and are interleaved with direct explanatory texts. Very rare.

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        Versuch einer Grundlehre sammtlicher Kameralwissenschaften zum Gebrauche der Vorlesungen auf der Kurpfalzchen Kameral Hohenschule zu Lautern.

      8vo., (16) + 280pp., near-contemporary inscription in ink at head of title, bound in old boards, with sprinkled edges, some wear to spine but still a very good copy.Publisher: Lautern, im Verlage der Gesellschaft.Year: 1779Edition: First edition.

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        A father's advice to his son, written chiefly for the perusal of young gentlemen.

      12mo., (2) + 153 + (3)pp., including the final leaf of John Marshall's advertisements, wanting free endpapers, contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards, generally rubbed or rather worn. Nonetheless, a good copy, sound and crisp.Publisher: London: printed and sold by John Marshall and Co. No.4, Aldermary Church-Yard, in Bow-LaneYear: [between 1779 and 1789?]Edition: Only edition.

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        Recueil de pièces de théâtre : Les templiers (1805).[Ensemble] Regulus (1765). [Ensemble] Irene (1779). [Ensemble] Un jeu de la fortune, ou les marionettes (1806). [Ensemble] Les artistes (1797). [Ensemble] Précis historique du procès et de la condamnation des Templiers (1805)

      - 1/ Giguet et Michaud 2/ Sébastien Jorry 3/ S.n. 4/ Martinu, Chaigneau Aîné 5/ S.n. 6/ Debray, Paris 1765-1805, in-8 (12,5x20cm), 72pp. ; 82pp. ; 121pp. ; (4) iij, 126pp. ; 54pp., relié. - Nuova edizione dei Templari Raynouard, illustrata con un frontespizio che rappresenta il Gran Maestro dei Templari. Corneille dimensioni della stanza, che esalta la libertà e la virtù, gli valse l'appoggio di Napoleone, un trionfo nel teatro e biblioteca, e la sua entrata in Accademia di Francia nel 1807 Edizione di Regulus Dorat, illustrato con una figura, una miniatura e un cul-de-lampada Eisen, incisa da Longueuil. Nuova edizione di Irene Voltaire stesso anno come l'originale, ma il titolo fleuon è diverso, e l'ultimo pezzo del autore, e 84. Una nuova edizione del gioco di fortuna Picard. Prima edizione di Artisti Collin Harleville contenente una dedica firmata e la firma autografa dell'autore. Edizione originale di accurata Templari storica. Pieno di pecora marmorizzato tempo. Smooth posteriore dispone di 3 ferri e rulli. Parte del titolo e numero del volume in marocchino rosso. Attrito. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition des Templier de Raynouard, illustré d'un frontispice représentant le Grand Maître des Templiers. La grandeur cornélienne de la pièce, qui exalte la liberté et la vertu, lui vaut l'appui de Napoléon, un triomphe au théâtre et en librairie, et son entrée à l'Académie française en 1807 Edition originale de Regulus de Dorat, illustré d'une figure, une vignette et un cul-de-lampe par Eisen, gravés par Longueil. Nouvelle édition de Irene de Voltaire, même année que l'originale mais le fleuron de titre est différent, et la dernière pièce de l'auteur, à 84 ans. Nouvelle édition d'Un jeu de la fortune de Picard. Edition originale des Artistes de Collin d'Harleville, contenant un envoi signé ainsi que la signature autographe de l'auteur. Edition originale du Précis historique des Templiers. Reliure en pleine basane marbrée d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 3 fers et de roulettes. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Frottements.

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        HISTOIRE PHILOSOPHIQUE DE LA RELIGION.

      Chez Clement Plomteux, Imprimeur de Messeigneurs les Etats, 1779. Prima edizione. OPera completa in due volumi. Testo francese. Cm.20,5x12,5. Pg.(4), 408; 520. Legature in mz.pelle con piatti marmorizzati. Doppi tasselli con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Vignette calcografiche ai frontespizi e all'inizio dei testi. Edizione originale di una importante analisi della storia della religione dal punto di vista filosofico. Ne è autore l'abate Claude Yvon (Mamers, 1714-1789 o 1791), sebbene l'opera si presenti in forma anonima. Yvon non esercitò mai l'ufficio ecclesiastico, fu anzi assai vicino alle idee illuministe, collaborando con Diderot e D'Alembert nella stesura di alcune voci dell'"Encyclopédie". A causa di questo legame dovette fuggire in Olanda, per poi rientrare in patria e divenire storico del conte d'Artois e bibliotecario del marchese de Voyer a Chateau des Ormes. > Barbier, II, 823. Codice libreria 129142.

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        Cronica del senor Juan segundo de este nombre en Castilla y en Leon Valencia Benito Montfort

      

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        A full and genuine history of the inhuman and unparallel'd murders of Mr. William Galley, a Custom-House Officer at the port of Southampton:

      J. Breadhower, at Portsmouth; J. Grist, at Portsmouth Common; W. Stapley, at Havant; W. Lee, at Lewes; T. White, at Arundel; and P. Humphry and W. Andrews, in Chichester. 1779. 12mo., viii + 269 + (3) + iv + 26pp., with seven engraved plates, with generally pretty minor dust-marking or soiling, contemporary calf, neatly and sympathetically rebacked, with gilt lines and raised bands and original lettering piece. A good, perhaps very good, copy.Publisher: London: printed for and sold by G. Robinson; J. Russell, at Guildford; T. Ford, at Southampton; J. Wilkes, at Winchester;Year: Edition:

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        Oeuvres du Seigneur de Brantome

      New edition, composed on 1740 edition of A portrait frontispiece engraved by Tardieu. Title pages in red and black. A family flyer table in Volume 1.slightly later in Binders full sheepskin blond rooted. back smooth decorated with 2 diamonds, 2 boxes to the grotesque, wheels and nets. parts of title and volume number in red morocco. Aux dépens du libraire A Londres 1779 in-12 (10x17cm) 15 volumes reliés

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        Oeuvres complettes

      First Edition collective adorned with a portrait frontispiece, which is Gabriel Henri Gaillard.Full mottled calf time. Smooth spine decorated. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Head cover of Volume I threadbare, the volumes V and VI partly frayed. Volume VI of the upper jaw split in mind. Some corners bumped. Good copy.We can not let Belloy as a great playwright despite the success of his plays, especially the incredible national and popular success of the Siege of Calais. Yet the value of this edition of the theater and the world of letters in the eighteenth is important. Every part of the author is indeed accompanied by many elements, prefaces, memoirs, letters, notes and research that explain not only the public reception, but also quarrels with the party of philosophers, support and disavowal of Voltaire. As a writer, trying to resurrect Belloy classical tragedy, his essay on the tragedy of public taste then reflected (Gluck had set to music Racine in his opera Iphigénie en Tauride) approached; classical tragedy became in the second half of the eighteenth nationalist literary model, yet contemporary style of the invention of a new theater, the Diderot. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Moutard à Paris 1779 in-8 (12x20cm) xiij, (3) 445 pp. et (4) 387 pp. et (4) 427 pp. et 407 pp. et 381 pp. et (4) 469 pp. 6 volumes reliés

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        Memoire Sur La Navigation Dans la Mer Du Nord depuis le 63 degre de latitude vers le Pole, & depuis kle 10 au 100 degre Longitud

      F Sanuel Fetscherin 1779 Berne. [4]+28+[2] pages lacking the map. Small quarto (10" x 7½") rebound in ¾ morocco & marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, top edges gilt. (Sabin 22572) First edition.Rare account of travels into the arctic, most notably Nova Zemblya to the north of Europe. Twelve years earlier, Engel wrote his notable work on explorations on the other side of the Arctic Circle, Memoires et observations geographiques et critiques sur la situation des pays septentrionaux de l'Asie et de l'Amerique... Lausanne, 1765. Condition:Rubbing to joints and extremities; some minor staining and soiling within, hinge professionally repaired else a very good copy.

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        Für Hamburgs Töchter. Erstes Bändchen mit den Stücken 1-22 (von 52?).

      Heroldsche Buchhandlung,, Hamburg. 1779 - Mit gestoch. Tit. u. Textvign. Kl.-8°. 350 S. Kirchner 612 (falsche Angaben); Meusel VI, 26 "Sie war eine Frau von vielen Kenntnissen u. poetischem Talente". - Die erste von einer Frau herausgegebene Frauenzeitschrift, anonym erschienen! - Ernestine Johanne Hofmann (1753-1789) war die Ehefrau eines Hamburger Advokaten und Notars; über ihre Lebensumstände ist wenig bekannt. - "Ernestine Hofmann verschweigt in ihrem Frauenjournal.nicht nur ihren Namen, sie scheut sich sogar, ihre Identität als Frau preiszugeben" (Neumann, Zwischen Emanzipation und Anpassung. S. 141). - "Mit der Herausgabe eigener Journale Frauen im 18. Jahrhundert ein wichtiger Schritt auf dem Wege zu mehr Autonomie, Selbstbestätigung und gesellschaftlicher Anerkennung" (Deutsche Frauen der Literatur. Bd. 1 S. 453). Das Journal stieß auch auf Kritik, mehrere Rezensenten monierten "Und warum nur für Hamburgs Töchter? da doch so wenig Lokales zu finden." (Weckel, Zwischen Häuslichkeit und Öffentlichkeit). - Es erschienen 4 durchpaginierte Bände mit jeweils 13 "Stücken". Der vorliegende Band hat nur das Titelblatt des ersten Bandes und umfasst 22 Stücke (von 52?), so dass wohl der zweite Band mitgebunden ist. - Aus dem Besitz des Hamburger Senators Theodor Rapp (1834-1888). - Rücken mit kleinen Beschädigungen und mit Resten einer Papieretikette. Etwas stockfleckig. Ppbd. im Stil der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel, Exlibris, kl.Stempel auf und verso Titel, dieser mit kleiner Fehlstelle ohne Textbeschäd. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Essai sur l'Isle d'Otahiti, située dans la Mer du Sud, et sur l'esprit et les moeurs de ses habitants.

      Avignon and Paris: Froulle, 1779. Octavo, with an engraved frontispiece view of Tahiti; a fine copy in contemporary speckled half calf, orange spine label chipped. First edition: the very scarce and earliest separate serious work on Tahiti (predated only by the Omai-based fictions and the poetical satires on Joseph Banks); it is based for its facts on the reports of Wallis, Bougainville and Cook, and for its philosophy on Montesquieu and Rousseau. 'Taitbout's pamphlet is of interest, not for the originality of its ideas, but because it reveals how notions of geographical control deriving from Montesquieu and applied by the Forsters to the islanders of the Pacific, could provide a rational explanation for the soft primitivism with which Bougainville, Hawkesworth, Banks, Diderot, and others, had endowed the peoples of the Society Islands, and add point and fire to a revolutionary pamphlet... ' (Bernard Smith, European vision and the South Pacific, 1985, p. 87).Tahiti was much discussed in Europe from the early 1770s, and various voyage accounts were in print during that decade. The Tahitian Aotourou had travelled back to Paris with Bougainville in 1769, while Omai had reached London with Cook in 1774. 'After its successive discoveries by Wallis, Bougainville, and Cook, Tahiti came to symbolize a living social and political experiment in the minds of many European philosophers: a primitive paradise that became spoiled and tainted by Western decadence. In this little work, often attributed to Bougainville - perhaps because it borrows extensively from his narrative and the earlier accounts of Cook and his accompanying naturalists, Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander - Taitbout speculates on the fundamental differences between the "homme sauvage" and the "homme civilizé," drawing from the example of Tahiti. He suggests that societies like Tahiti, that evolved in isolation, could offer political lessons to European nations, but acknowledges that the arrival of Europeans on their shores will deal them a death blow. Taitbout's purpose, in his own words (translated), is revolutionary: "to assist in bringing about the much-desired general revolution, to which the human spirit will one day owe the free, complete, and perfect union of all men"... ' (online resource at http://libweb5.princeton.edu/).Barbier notes that the book - published anonymously but now attributed to Taitbout - was in the past sometimes attributed to Bougainville. A German translation appeared in 1783.This copy has an additional work bound at the end, P.A. Caron de Beaumarchais, Le voeu de toutes les nations... dans l'abaissement et l'humiliation de la Grande-Bretagne, 1778 (Sabin 4178). Spine label chipped but in fine condition otherwise.

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        [Captain James Cook].

      London: J K Sherwin, circa 1779. Engraving, artist's proof copy 275 x 235 mm, mounted and framed. A proof impression (before title, date and some letters) of the first issue of the first separately published engraving of Captain Cook.This famous portrait of the great navigator was published in the year of his death, though news of the events at Kealakekua Bay did not reach Europe until the following year. Now the trademark image of Cook as a result of its very many subsequent versions (Beddie lists an astonishing 284 entries for the Dance group), it was considered the best likeness at the time and is known, for example, to have been distributed to friends by his widow Elizabeth. It is a conspicuously rare portrait in this first version. The engraving is based on Nathaniel Dance's original portrait, commissioned by Joseph Banks, for which Cook sat for Dance in 1776, before sailing on his third voyage. The painting is today in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Dance, one of the greatest of British history painters and a founding member of the Royal Academy, shows Cook wearing captain's full-dress uniform and holding his own chart of the Southern Ocean: the caption "New Holland" can clearly be discerned in the engraving.This extremely rare proof was pulled before the image had been titled and dated, and before the usual pinxit and sculpsit notes had been added to the artists' names; this state corresponds with an example in the Mitchell Library (it is item 3 in an 18th-century connoisseur's album entitled "Three voyages round the world"), while a subsequent state with the addition of the title is held in the Dixson Library (Beddie 3379). An earlier less developed form where the shape of Cook's body has been simply blocked out is held by the National Library (Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK10914/A and /B).

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        L'art de fabriquer le salin et la potasse, publié par ordre du Roi, par les Régisseurs-Généraux des poudres et salpêtres.

      Paris, Imprimerie royale, 1779. ____ Première édition. Il est possible de fabriquer une beaucoup plus grande quantité de potasse, "dont le débit serait assuré, tant par les manufacturiers de salpêtre que par la Régie des poudres, qui prendrait toute celle que l'on pourrait faire; on croit utile pour l'Etat & pour les particuliers, de développer les principes d'un art qui n'est pas connu dans un royaume où il y en a tant d'autres que le génie de ses habitants a portés à leur perfection." Illustré par un tableau et 4 planches gravées. Très bel exemplaire. ***** First edition. Instructions for production of salts, illustrated by 4 folding plate and a table. "Lavoisier's authorship is evident in the general style and conception of the treatise." Duveen, Lavoisier 213. In-8. Collation : (2), VIII, 84 pp. Basane fauve marbré, dos lisse orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        A natural history of English song-birds, including such foreign birds as are usually brought over and esteemed for their singing: Their proper Management, Diseases, and Cures. To which are added, figures of the Cock, Hen, and Egg of each species, exactly copied from nature, by Mr. Eleazar Albin, and curiously engraven on copper. with several improvements, under the article of Canary-Birds.

      London printed for T. Lowndes, No 77, in Fleet-Street, and S. Bladon, in Paternoster-Row, 1779 Small 8vo: [4],107,[3]pp, with a frontispiece and 23 further full-page copper-engraved plates, each showing the cock, hen, and (often) egg of a different songbird. Without the final leaf of advertisements. Recently rebound to period style by Fitterer in half calf, spine in six compartments between raised bands, black morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled boards, end papers renewed. A Fine copy, inside and out, the many plates in rich, dark impressions. ESTC Citation No. T62531. Zimmer, p. 3 (incorrectly identifying the format as 12mo). Lowndes 25. Fine ¶ Albin illustrated (and probably wrote) this book on English song birds, which first appeared in 1737; ESTC records seven editions, culminating with this "new edition corrected." Along with denizens of hedgerow and hillside, the author offered information on a domestic favorite in a lengthy section on canaries, here newly expanded, including advice on choosing a bird. Originally produced in a small edition, available in both a luxury colored issue and an issue with black-and-white plates, our later edition features mirror images of the plates from the second edition. It also claims to be the first such work to depict birds' eggs. Albin's opus, A Natural History of Birds (1731), was the first ornithological text to use colored plates, and made him one of the first successful compilers of profusely illustrated natural history books for the general reader. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Briefe im Jahr 1772 nach Island angestellte Reise betreffen.

      Upsala & Leipzig: Magnus Swederus, 1779. Octavo, large map and chart and eleven plates (most folding), 13 plates in total; contemporary quarter roan and marbled boards. First German edition, preceded only by the very rare Swedish edition of 1777, and followed by London and Paris editions in the 1780s. This study, a major work on the geography, history, and culture of Iceland, was written and edited by Uno von Troil, who sailed with Banks and Solander on the voyage to Iceland, undertaken after Banks' precipitate withdrawal from Cook's second voyage. Von Troil's work is the only major work undertaken by any member of the voyage, and naturally includes any number of references to Sir Joseph Banks and his retinue.As an interesting aside, in the 22nd letter, a discussion on the pillars of basalt, there is a particular discussion of the island of Staffa, which is noted as belonging to none other than "Lauchlan MacQuarie": father of Governor Macquarie. It is also interesting to note that this German edition does not include a lengthy letter from Banks relating to the island of Staffa (and apparently derived from Pennant's Tour of Scotland) which was later included in the English translation of von Troil's work in 1780.Despite its importance as a printed document directly relating to Banks - as, in effect, the only account of his alternative voyage - this significant edition is not known to be held in any Australian collection: indeed, any of the early editions appear to be very scarce.

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        Mémoire sur le système d'agriculture adopté par les Brésiliens, et les résultats qu'il a eus dans la province de Minas Geraes.(Colophon: Paris, A. Pihan de La Rorest, imprimeur de la Cour de Cassation), [1837 or soon after]. 8vo. Contemporary blue paper wrappers.

      - Quérard VIII, 339; not in Borba de Moraes. A little-known account of Brazilian agricultural techniques, especially in the province of Minas Gerais, by the leading botanist and explorer Auguste de Saint-Hilaire (1779-1853), born in Orléans. Saint-Hilaire explored Uruguay and central and southern Brazil in the years 1816 to 1822, taking special interest in their flora and serving as a correspondent for the Académie des Sciences already before he returned to France and began publishing his findings. He became a member of the Academy in 1830 and its president in 1835. The present essay is undated but cites one of the author's publications of August 1837. With a presentation inscription from the author on the first page: "Offert à Mr. Fée par l'auteur". Slightly foxed but otherwise in very good condition and wholly untrimmed.

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        Memoires de la cour de France, pour les années 1688 & 1689

      ChezJean-Edmé Dufour et Philippe Roux.   ChezJean-Edmé Dufour et Philippe Roux A Maestricht 1779 in-12 (11x19cm) (2) 224pp. relié

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        Manière de faire le pain de pommes de terre, sans mélange de farine

      de l'Imprimerie Royale.. Brochure of origin, in cream paper. The paper cover has some creases. It was during his incarceration in Germany during the war years 7 Parmentier (1737-1813), pharmacist armies, discover the qualities of a nightshade, potato. In 1771 he was apothecary Staff of the Hotel des Invalides and a contest of the Academy of Besançon on replacing wheat in bread making. Parmentier will continually promote and experience the potato, which was under a ban of culture 1748 (was reserved for animals), he even offered to Louis XVI flowers potato. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! de l'Imprimerie Royale. à Paris 1779 in-8 (13,5x21cm) de 55pp. broché

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        The lives of the English poets; and a criticism on their works. [First Issue]

      Dublin Printed for Messrs. Whitestone, Williams, Colles, Wilson, Lynch, Jenkin, Walker, Burnet, Hallhead, Flin, Exshaw, Beatty, and Whi M,DCC,LXXIX. [1779] First Dublin Edition, collated and complete in three volumes. First Issue, with "partaking his posterity" in line 3 of p. 4, repeated page numbers 143-144 in vol. I, title pages of vols. II and III without oval vignettes. First volume dated 1779 and the preface 'Advertisement' dated March 15 1779, the other vols. dated 1781. 8vo; [4], ii [adverts], 3-144, 143-536; [4], 496; [4], 399pp. Contemporary calf, the spines in six compartments divided by raised bands with burgundy and black morocco lettering pieces gilt. Minor wear to bindings else firm and tight, the contents very good indeed with only light scattered foxing and edge toning. The Lives of the English Poets originally appeared as "Prefaces, Biographical and Critical" to the ten-volume Works of the English Poets, 1779-81 (which itself eventually extended to 68 volumes). This is the first separate edition, pirated, preceding the London separate edition (which was titled 'The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; with Critical Observations on Their Works'). It includes two works by Gray, 'A Long Story' and 'Ode for Music,' absent from the later London edition. Courtney & Smith, p. 141; Fleeman 79.4LP/2a(i) and 79.4LP/6a. ESTC Citation No. T116665. Very GoodIn 1779, as Johnson turned 70, infirm and distressed by the deaths and illnesses of those close to him, he somehow managed a final literary project, which proved to be the "ultimate success in his career," according to the ODNB. "This took the form of a series of prefaces to a new collection of the English poets, best-known today as The Lives of the Poets. In a contract signed on 29 March 1777, Johnson had agreed . . . to supply 'a concise account' of some fifty poets . . . The first installment came out in March 1779, the second in 1780, and the third in May 1781. . . setting a new standard for English literary biography. . . . [H]is reading of mainstream poetry from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries remains canonical, by reason of its attention to verbal detail, its decisive judgments, and its robust expression."

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        LETTERS TO A NOBLEMAN ON THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR IN THE MIDDLE COLONIES

      London: J. Wilkie, 1779. viii,101pp. plus folding map. Half title. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Minor soiling. Very good. The first edition of this important work on the campaign of Gen. Howe, 1777-78, by the most prominent Loyalist in America during the Revolution. "Written to demonstrate the shameful misconduct of the English generals in the American war" - Sabin. The map, "A Plan of the Operations of the British & Rebel Army, in the Campaign, 1777," shows the region around the Schuylkill, Delaware, and Brandywine rivers, with an inset of Mud Island Fort. HOWES G43. SABIN 26436. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 79-44a. NEBENZAHL 124. GEPHART 3251.

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        A Herb Market. In the Gallery at Houghton.

      London. John Boydell. 11-13- 1779. Mezzotint engraving, handcolor, plate mark 16 1/4 x 22 1/2 inches on sheet 19 1/4 x 26 1/2 inches. Several edge tears with only one just entering plate mark area at lower centre (still well outside of image), light dampstain at top left corner (at least 3/4 inch from image), creasing and foxing in the margins but plate mark area is largely clean and bright. An exceptional image, both in the original composition and the quality of the technique with which it has been translated to print. There is a very rich, gesso like, quality to the color which is quite gorgeous in and of itself, but also is most suitable in the depiction of this fine vegetable harvest.

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        Théâtre à l'usage des jeunes personnes

      Chez Panckoucke. First Edition.Half time Calf. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco and volume number in brown sheepskin. Gaps on spine of Volume IV. A small loss in tail of volume III. Friction. Pretty good copies, fresh.All volumes were 24 pieces. Many of these pieces were originally intended for children of Orleans with the Countess of Genlis handled. The roles are held by children. Madame de Genlis, inaugurating a new genre in the theater, a theater by and for children. In the final volume, the preface states that this book is only for children of artisans and merchants. It goes without saying that none of the parts is not without a certain moral action of which it is the proof.Volume I: Hagar in the desert; Beauty and the Beast; The vials; The happy isle; The spoiled child; The curious; The dangers of the world. Volume II: The blind Spa; The dove; Cécile or sacrifice of friendship; Generous enemy; The good mother; The intriguing. Volume III: The ball of children; The traveler; Vathek; False friends; The magistrate. Volume IV: The rosière Salency; The milliner; The laundress; The bookseller; The truly wise; The portrait. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez Panckoucke à Paris 1779-1780 in-8 (12x20cm) 522pp. (2) et (4) 464pp. et (4)436pp. et (4) 412pp. 4 volumes reliés

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        Engelsmannen Joh. Hindric Cox Resa Genom Söderhafvet Till On Amsterdam, Marien-Oarna, O-Taheiti, Sandvichs-och Räf-Oarna, Tinian, Unalaska och Canton i China.Nyköping, Peter Winge, 1798. With: (2) RISBECK, Gaspard. Bref, Rörande Tyskland, Scrifne af en resande Fransos til sin broder i Paris. Ofwersättning. Andra Uplagan. Götheborg, Samuel Norberg, 1797-1798. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary half calf.

      - Ad 1: Beddie 259; Ferguson 275b; Forbes 295. Rare first Swedish edition of George Mortimer's Observations and remarks. The present translation is slightly abridged and was probably made after Carl Fr. Landell's German version, which was augmented with a preface and some footnotes. Mortimer narrates the voyage of the Mercury, which visitied New Holland, Van Diemens Land, Tahiti, Alaska, and Canton (China), and Hawaii. The ship anchored at Kealakekua Bay, and the narrative includes notes on James Cook's death here in 1779. The book further contains a very interesting account of the Russian establishment at Unalaska, and of the collecting of sealskins and oil on Amsterdam Island.The Mercury was in fact Gustaf III, a privateer sailing under the Swedish flag sent by the King of Sweden to attack Russian fur trade settlements in the North Pacific, during the war between Russia and Sweden in 1788-1790. The work is bound with the Swedish edition of Gaspard Risbeck's entertaining account of travels through Germany. Some foxing, binding rubbed, otherwise in good condition.

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        The Speeches of Isaeus in Causes Concerning the Law of Succession to Property at Athens, with a Prefatory Discourse, Notes Critical and Historical, and a Commentary

      Printed by J. Nichols, For E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry. Only edition of Jones' first treatise on law, praised by Burke and Gibbon and establishing his reputation as a legal scholar, providing the first English translation of Isaeus, "the first master of strict forensic argument". Modern 1/4 calf, some foxing and embrowning, a good copy; with eleven plates, one folding. Printed by J. Nichols, For E. and C. Dilly, in the Poultry, London, 1779.

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        Mezzotint portrait: John Paul Jones, Commander of a Squadron in the Service of The Thirteen United States of North America, 1779

      Sheet size 10 1/4 inches x 14 inches, fully margined beyond the plate mark, except the bottom edge, which is trimmed to the plate mark, a few tiny worm holes toward the right margin and lower left. The drawing has been attributed to Richard Brookshaw and the German engraver Johann Elias Haid made his own mezzotint from the same drawing.

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        Ghayat Tahdhib al-Kalam fi Tahrir al-Mantiq wal-Kalam wa-Taqrib al-Maram (Introduction to the Logic). N. p., 987 AH [1779 AD].

      1779. 8vo (14,8 x 9,5 cm). [1] + 12 ff. Arabic indigenous paper, nasta'liq script of calligraphic quality, 9 lines to the page, black ink, with headings executed in gold, illumination (two flowers over the beginning of the text). Full-leather Oriental binding with ornamentation (borders, flowers, in gold paint). An introduction to logic by Sa'd al-Din Mas'ud al-Taftazani (d. 792/1390). Sa'd al-Din Mas'ud al-Taftazani, a renowned scholar, was born in the village of Taftazan in the north-eastern Iranian province of Khurasan. He also wrote works on Arabic grammar, rhetoric, theology, logic, law, and Quranic exegesis (tafsir). This extract on logic was taken by the author (not mentioned in the present manuscript) from his larger work Tahdhib al-Kalam. Cf. GAL S II, p. 302.

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        An Abstract of the Publick Acts, passed in the Fifth Session of the Fourteenth Parliament of Great Britain, and in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of our most Gracious Sovereign Lord King George the Third.

      London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan. 1779 - Folio. 276 pp. A beautiful copy of the 78 Acts passed in 1779 in a half-vellum design binding elaborately manuscript titled to spine and with hand-painted end-papers. A late(?) 20th century binding blending form and function most successfully. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        II.me vue de ruines du pont d'Auguste sur la nera a Narni

      1779. Bella veduta prospettica delle rovine del ponte di Augusto, a Narrni, sul fiume Nera. Sulla collina a sinistra è visibile la cittadina umbra. La veduta, come si evince dal titolo, è la seconda di una coppia di incisioni basate su opere di Jakob Philipp Hackert (1737 - 1807). Incisione su rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. One of a pair of engravings after Jakob Philipp Hackert (1737-1807). The view shows the ruins of the bridge of Augustus over the River Nera with the hill-top town of Narni visible in the background. Jacob Philipp or Johann Philipp Hackert was born in Prenzlau. He travelled extensively within Europe and was one of a group of artists who achieved a notable degree of success with their images of picturesque landscapes. He spent a great deal of his time in Italy, particularly Rome, Florence and Naples. He worked both for Catherine the Great of Russia and for King Ferdinand of Naples. His brother Georg Hackert (1755-1805) accompanied him to Naples and set up as an engraver and print-seller in 1786. Etching, in very good condition. Napoli Naples 575 4253

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        Political, Miscellaneous, and Philosophical Pieces.

      London: J. Johnson 1779 - 8vo, half-leather, marbled boards, black label with gilt titles and ribbed lines on spine. 565 pp. plus 8-page Addenda and Corragenda. 1st edition thus. [Published earlier that year in an exceedingly rare 4to format] This definitive collection of Franklin essays, many printed here for the first time, is the only edition of Franklin's political and philosophical writings printed during his lifetime. The collection was edited by his friend Benjamin Vaughan with Franklin's knowledge and consent, and contains an 'errata' [Addenda & Corrigenda] made by him for it. Published in London while Franklin was serving as America's ambassador, the work includes many of his writings on the colonial rebellion and British measures leading up to it. Lacking the portrait frontispiece portrait prepared for the 4to edition and found in some copies of the 8vo but with the three scientific plates (one folding), and folding table. Good+:Front hinge lightly cracked, end papers soiled; 19th century bookseller seal [T. Connlly - Dublin] on front pastedown. Light-moderate wear overall with rubbing to spine and extremities. Text block and plates clean and tight with light scattered foxing, An extremely good copy overall. [Ford 342. Howes F330. Sabin 25565.] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Naturelle du FROMENT, dans laquelle on traite du principe de la fécondité des terres, du développement du germe, de son accroissement, de la floraison, des maladies du bled, des parties constituantes de la Farine, des Moulins, de la Mouture, du Pain, de l'usage de la Farine dans les Arts & Métiers & enfin de la Nutrition.

      Desprez 1779 - In-8 de XXXII 388 pp. 2 ff.n.ch., veau fauve de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre, tranches marbrées. Rare édition originale (Pritzel 7262). Intéressant traité sur l'agriculture et la gestion du BLE (Kress, 11806). Ouvrage orné de 10 planches gravées repliées. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Elémens de musique théorique et pratique suivant les principes de M. Rameau éclaircis, développés et simplifiés, par M. D'Alembert, de l'Académie Françoise [.]. Nouvelle édition revue, corrigée & considérablement augmentée.

      Jean-Marie Bruyset, Lyon 1779 - In-8, xxxvi-236-(4) pp. 10 planches hors-texte repliées (tableau des gammes et musique notée). Petite fente sans gravité au mors. Langue : Français

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        Les oeuvres

      Paris, De Bure, 1778-1779 - LIVRES Traduites par M. La Grange, avec des notes de critique, d'histoire et de littérature.Intérieur très frais.Le septième et dernier volume est l'édition originale de la vie de Séneque par Diderot. 7 volumes in-12 Plein veau tacheté, tranches marbrées, dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison maroquin rouge, filets dorés sur coupes. Reliure d'époque usagée. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Papillons exotiques des trois parties du monde l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amerique/ De uitlandsche Kapellen voorkomende in de drie werelddeelen Asie, Africa en America.

      - Amsterdam, S.J. Baalde/ N.T. Gravius, 1779-1791. 4 volumes & supplement (bound in 5). Large-4to (287 x 225mm). With 3 (2 handcoloured) engraved frontispieces and 442 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary calf, spines in 6 compartments, with 2 red gilt lettered labels, sides with gilt borders, gilt edges, the supplement in a slightly different contemporary half calf binding. The most beautiful early iconography on exotic butterflies complete with the very scarce supplement. The work is justly celebrated as the first book on Exotic Butterflies arranged in accordance with the Linnaean system and provided with coloured plates. Pieter Cramer, died 1777 after the eighth installment was ready for press and the publication was continued by Stoll. "By trade Cramer was a Dutch merchant; his company traded in 'Spanish woolens'(sic). He was a man of some wealth, and he indulged quite lavishly his large cabinet of 'natural curiosities'. Cramer corresponded extensively with fellow butterfly-lovers all over Europe and knew of their collections and publications. He became fascinated by the butterflies of the East and West Indies in particular and purchased many specimens for his own collection. Having decided to start work on his great magnum opus, he employed the Dutch artist Gerrit Wartenaar Lambertz to paint the specimens both from his own cabinet and many others. some 1,650 different species are illustrated with both the upper und underside of the wings" (P. Gilbert, Butterfly Collectors and Painters p. 56). Throughout the book names of the following owners of Cabinets are mentioned such as: Pieter Boddaert, Houttuin, P. Luchtmans, Prince Willem, Baron van Rengers and many others. The descriptive text is printed in double columns in Dutch and French. A fine copy of one of the most splendid works on butterflies.Landwehr 53; Nissen ZBI, 985. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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