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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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        The Newtonian System of Philosophy Adapted to the Capacities of Young Gentlemen and Ladies, And familiarized and made entertaining by Objects with which they are intimately acquainted: Being The Substance of Six Lectures read to the Lilliputian Society, By Tom Telescope, A.M.

      Printed for T. Carnan and F. Newbery, Jun., ,London 1779 - , [4], 125 pages, [15]. 9 engraved black and white plates plus one blank plate, 15 pages of publisher's adverts to rear. Fifth Edition , spine worn, edges and corners of boards scuffed, previous owner's name scratched from front pastedown, front hinge cracked, light foxing to some pages, good condition , pictorial boards with leather spine, , in sixes, 11.5 cm x 8 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        HISTOIRE PHILOSOPHIQUE DE LA RELIGION.

      Chez Clement Plomteux, Imprimeur de Messeigneurs les Etats, A Liege 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. 1050 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of The Reign of Philip II and Philip III

      08 - London - W. Strahan et al and J. Johnson et al 1779 - A five volume set of works concerning the reigns of Philip II and Philip III of Spain, in attractive leather binding. Completethree volumes for the earlier monarch, and complete in two for the latter, with the last volume written by William Thomson, the works are an extensive and definitive history of these rulers. Hugely significant to Spanish and European history, Philip II was notable for his marriage to Queen Mary I and for the Spanish Armada, whilst his son is known for his various failings as a statesman, famously noted as a undistinguished and insignificant man. Here, historians and academics Robert Watson and William Thomson look back upon their rule and the consequences of them. Condition: In half-calf binding with gilt detailing and paper-covered boards. Externally sound, there is some wear to the boards, joints, extremities and backstrip, with some minorloss of paper and leather to boards and backstrips respectively, as well as sunning to backstrips. Internally, the pages are generally firmly bound, with some strain, and there are instances of spotting throughout, although the text is unaffected. Overall: GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogus personarum ecclesiasticarum, et locorum dioecesis Constantiensis [.] ad annum MDCCLXXIX editus.

      Konstanz Anton Labhart () 1779 - 11 Bl., 283 (recte 281) S., 31 Bl. Mit gestochenem Porträt und 12 gefalteten Kupferstichkarten von J. R. Holzhalb nach J. B. Sauter. 8° (20 x 13 cm). Leder der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Seltener Schematismus der Diözese Konstanz mit fein gestochenen, detaillierten Karten einzelner Ruralkapitel sowie Orts- und Personenregister. Das Porträt zeigt den Konstanzer Fürstbischof Maximilian Christoph von Rodt (1717-1800), die Karten eine Übersichtskarte der Diözese sowie die Ruralkapitel Biberach, Breisach, Ehingen, Haigerloch, Laupheim, Lindau, Munderkingen, Reichenau, Villingen, Wiesental und Wurzach (Lindau datiert 1780, die restlichen Karten 1778-1779). Vergleichsexemplare auf Auktionen der letzten Jahre jeweils nur mit 10 oder 11 Karten. - Gering gebräunt, vereinzelte Bleistifteintragungen, die Karten alt numeriert, einzelne Karten leicht gelockert und mit minimalen Randläsuren, Titel mit Stempel und Besitzvermerk von alter Hand. Einband stärker berieben, Rücken an den Kapitalen durch Wurmfraß etwas beschädigt. *Heyd 1967. Lautenschlager 10085. Gewicht (Gramm): 550

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        Sainte Bible en latin et en françois,. Avec des notes littérales, critiques et historiques, des préfaces et des dissertations, Tirées du Commentaire de Dom Augustin Calmet., de M. l'Abbé de Vence. Troisième édition.

      Toulouse, Sens, Nîmes, Gaude, 1779. - 17 volumes in-8. Demi-basane fauve granitée, dos lisses, roulettes dorées en largeur, pièces de titre bronze, tranches marbrées. (Reliures début du XIX°s.). 36 (sur 38) cartes et planches, la plupart repliées, 4 tableaux hors-texte (que ne signalent pas les tables). Le Texte est bilingue, les préfaces, commentaires et dissertations sont en français. La Bible de Vence, du nom de son principal commentateur, parut tout d'abord à Paris, de 1748 à 1750, en 14 volumes in-4. Cette 3° édition est conforme à la seconde (Avignon et Paris, 1767-73, 17 volumes in-4), avec les même figures. (Brunet I, 888). - 1 carte manque au tome 1, 1 planche manque au tome 7, accroc avec manque de papier à une planche du tome 2 ; de nombreuses planches sont détachées, 2 planches sont mal placées ; marge supérieure de 4 feuillets grignotée au tome 1, avec perte de quelques lettres sur 1 feuillet ; 6 feuillets endommagés par un rongeur au tome 14, avec manque de texte. Dos fanés, quelques rousseurs ou macules à l'intérieur des volumes. Les coiffes, coins, coutures et charnières sont corrects. Cachet d'une congrégation religieuse.

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        Jasminum sive Sambach Arabum Alpini. J. B.

      - altkol. Kupferstich v. A. L. Wirsing n. G. D. Ehret, 1779, 31 x 20 (H) Tadellos sauber und in herrlichem, leuchtendem zeitgenössischen Kolorit. Oben in der Mitte: Iasminum II. In der Mitte die Nr. 140 - Auf Papier mit dem Wasserzeichen " D. & C. Blauw ". Sauber und mit breitem Rand. - Blattgr.: 49,7 x 34,5 cm. -

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("GLichtenberg"). Göttingen, 25. X. 1779.

      1779. 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse An den Kupferstecher, Graphiker und Illustrator Daniel Chodowiecki (1726-1801): "Herr Dieterich wird Ew. Wohlgeboh[ren] vermutlich von einer Idee für die Calender Cupfer fürs Jahr 1781 gesagt haben, die ich in Vorschlag zu bringen gedächte, und die wir wo nicht auch durch [I]hren Grabstichel, wenigstens durch Ihren Crayon ausgeführt wünschten. Dieses wäre: zwölf Arten seine Liebe anzutragen oder um ein Herz oder eine Hand oder einen Geld Beutel anzuhalten, das wäre mir gleich viel. Kurz ich meine jede Art Eroberung zu machen, wobey die Capitulation vor dem Altar unterzeichnet wird, so vorgestellt daß sie niemand, der nur etwas mit der Welt bekannt ist leicht erkennen kön[n]te. Ich glaube, daß die Idee reich ist, und durch die Umstehenden Personen viel Veränderung erhalten kann[n]. Der Bauer, der Knickser [?], die geistlichen Pedanten vom Schulmeister bis zum General Superintendenten und die weltlichen aus allen Facultäten der Professoren, vorzüglich die Naturalien und Urnensammler [?], auch die Odensänger nicht zu vergessen, Stutzer, Husaren Officire gesunde und dem Schwitzkasten kaum entflohene kön[n]ten hier vorgestellt werden. Auch die Eroberung durch Sturm kön[n]te vorkommen, gewaltsame Entführung u. d. gl. Dieses wäre der Gedanke im allgemeinen, Ew. Wohlgeboh[ren] mehr Detail anzugeben halte ich für ganz unnöthig, da Ihnen Ihr außerordentlicher Beobachtungs Geist in einem Augenblick mehr Bilder an die Hand geben wird, als mir alle meine Tagebücher, eigne und geborgte Erfahrung. Wie gerne wünschte ich einige Zeichnungen von Ihnen zu unserm Journal. Für das erste ist es freylich keine Möglichkeit, aber doch für das zweyte das im März erscheint [...]". - Lichtenbergs "Hausherr, Verleger, Bücher- und Wein-Lieferant und Freund" (Lichtenberg, Briefe, zit. n. Promies, s. u., S. 70) Johann Christian Dieterich (1722-1800) verlegte seit 1776 den von Lichtenbergs Studienfreund und späteren Professorenkollegen Johann Christian Polykarp Erxleben (1744-1777) herausgegebenen "Musenalmanach", den Lichtenberg nach dessen Tod als "Göttinger Taschen Calender" weiterführte. "Der Kalender sollte möglichst ein großes Publikum ansprechen, dessen Bildungsgrad nicht erlesen war [....] nie vergaß er die Kupfer der neuesten Frauenzimmer-Moden" (Promies, S. 71f.). "Es war von vornherein eine geschäftliche Erwägung Dieterichs, den Kalender mit Kupfern zu schmücken. Vollends Daniel Chodowiecki zur Mitarbeit zu gewinnen, den vielbeschäftigten Buchillustrator seiner Zeit, bedeutete vermehrten Anreiz für das in Bilder vernarrte Publikum" (ebd., S. 78). Der hier angesprochene Kalender erschien 1781 mit 2 Modekupfern und 12 Monatskupfern von Chodowiecki zum Thema "Zwölf verschiedene Arten von Heiratsanträgen". - Bl. 2 mit kl. unbed. Ausr. durch Siegelbruch und Resten desselben. So frühe Briefe Lichtenbergs sind selten. Vergleichbar frühe Briefe Lichtenbergs sind auf Auktionen der letzten Jahrzehnte nicht nachweisbar, auch aus seiner Korrespondenz mit Chodowiecki ist im Handel bisher nie etwas aufgetaucht. Wolfgang Promies: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. Mit Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten dargestellt. Reinbek bei Hbg., Rowohlt, 1987 (= Rowohlts Bildmonographien 90), S. 70.

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        La caduta del Velino nella Nera

      grand in-4 [240 x 340 mm] In Roma, per il Casaletti, 1779, , grand in-4 [240 x 340 mm], XXIV pages et une planche dépliante, broché, couverture d'attente de papier dominoté de l'époque, Édition originale de cet ouvrage sur la Cascade des Marmore (près de Terni en Ombrie), recherché pour son illustration en taille-douce, qui se compose de : 1 vignette au titre figurant les deux faces de la médaille frappée à l'occasion de la visite du pape Clément VIII, pendant la douzième année de son règne, aux travaux entrepris pour détourner le Velino (portrait du pape l'avers et la cascade des Marmore au revers. Migne, Dictionnaire de numismatique, col. 242, n° 25) ; 1 bandeau représentant le ponte Regolatore sur le Velino ; 1 grande illustration dans le texte in fine montrant les mesures de la cascade ; et 1 grand plan dépliant figurant le tracé du fleuve, depuis le lac Velino jusqu'aux chutes où il vient se déverser dans la Nera. Exemplaire agréable, sous une jolie couverture de papier dominoté italien imprimé à la matrice métal en bleu, provenant des archives de l'abbé Camus, qui a noté de sa main en deuxième de couverture : "donné à Rome par M. le cardinal Carrara le 23 juin 1792" ; Vicaire Général de Nancy, Jean-Denis-François Camus (1752-1814) émigra dans les dernières semaines de l'année 1791 et prit la route d'Italie ; ce personnage à vocation académique, membre de plusieurs sociétés savantes de France, d'Allemagne et d'Italie, évolua avec aisance dans les milieux des érudits italiens. Il eut des contacts et des correspondances avec les plus grands d'entre eux, Tiraboschi, Bandini, Spallanzani, Giuseppe Gioeni, l'abbé Fortis, etc. Au cours de son périple italien, qui dura jusqu'à la fin de l'année 1793, ces nouvelles connaissances lui offrirent de nombreux ouvrages. Camus prit également des notes de voyage, en vue de la publication d'un Voyage en Italie, demeuré à l'état de manuscrit : une partie de ces cahiers vient d'être redécouverte. Pliure centrale. Une auréole marginale sur les premiers feuillets.

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        Broadside, begins: Don Fernando Joseph Mangino ... Por quanto del Senor Don Pedro Nunez de Villavicencio, mi anticesor, con fech de 21 de octubre de 1773, proveyo un auto ...

      Mexico: No publisher/printer, 1779. Folio extra ( 48.5 x 42 cm; 23" x 16.5"). [1] p. Mangino is the head of the Mexico City mint and here promulgates new requirements on mint workers intended to curb pilfering of gold and silver in the form of dust, scraps cut from bars and ingots, and coins. These are in addition to those decrees issued by his predecessor regarding the smuggling out of gold and silver in clothing.         Not in Medina, Mexico; not in González de Cossío, Cien; not in González de Cossío, 510. Folded. Very good condition.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("GLichtenberg").

      Göttingen, 25. X. 1779. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse An den Kupferstecher, Graphiker und Illustrator Daniel Chodowiecki (1726-1801): "Herr Dieterich wird Ew. Wohlgeboh[ren] vermutlich von einer Idee für die Calender Cupfer fürs Jahr 1781 gesagt haben, die ich in Vorschlag zu bringen gedächte, und die wir wo nicht auch durch [I]hren Grabstichel, wenigstens durch Ihren Crayon ausgeführt wünschten. Dieses wäre: zwölf Arten seine Liebe anzutragen oder um ein Herz oder eine Hand oder einen Geld Beutel anzuhalten, das wäre mir gleich viel. Kurz ich meine jede Art Eroberung zu machen, wobey die Capitulation vor dem Altar unterzeichnet wird, so vorgestellt daß sie niemand, der nur etwas mit der Welt bekannt ist leicht erkennen kön[n]te. Ich glaube, daß die Idee reich ist, und durch die Umstehenden Personen viel Veränderung erhalten kann[n]. Der Bauer, der Knickser [?], die geistlichen Pedanten vom Schulmeister bis zum General Superintendenten und die weltlichen aus allen Facultäten der Professoren, vorzüglich die Naturalien und Urnensammler [?], auch die Odensänger nicht zu vergessen, Stutzer, Husaren Officire gesunde und dem Schwitzkasten kaum entflohene kön[n]ten hier vorgestellt werden. Auch die Eroberung durch Sturm kön[n]te vorkommen, gewaltsame Entführung u. d. gl. Dieses wäre der Gedanke im allgemeinen, Ew. Wohlgeboh[ren] mehr Detail anzugeben halte ich für ganz unnöthig, da Ihnen Ihr außerordentlicher Beobachtungs Geist in einem Augenblick mehr Bilder an die Hand geben wird, als mir alle meine Tagebücher, eigne und geborgte Erfahrung. Wie gerne wünschte ich einige Zeichnungen von Ihnen zu unserm Journal. Für das erste ist es freylich keine Möglichkeit, aber doch für das zweyte das im März erscheint [.]". - Lichtenbergs "Hausherr, Verleger, Bücher- und Wein-Lieferant und Freund" (Lichtenberg, Briefe, zit. n. Promies, s. u., S. 70) Johann Christian Dieterich (1722-1800) verlegte seit 1776 den von Lichtenbergs Studienfreund und späteren Professorenkollegen Johann Christian Polykarp Erxleben (1744-1777) herausgegebenen "Musenalmanach", den Lichtenberg nach dessen Tod als "Göttinger Taschen Calender" weiterführte. "Der Kalender sollte möglichst ein großes Publikum ansprechen, dessen Bildungsgrad nicht erlesen war [.] nie vergaß er die Kupfer der neuesten Frauenzimmer-Moden" (Promies, S. 71f.). "Es war von vornherein eine geschäftliche Erwägung Dieterichs, den Kalender mit Kupfern zu schmücken. Vollends Daniel Chodowiecki zur Mitarbeit zu gewinnen, den vielbeschäftigten Buchillustrator seiner Zeit, bedeutete vermehrten Anreiz für das in Bilder vernarrte Publikum" (ebd., S. 78). Der hier angesprochene Kalender erschien 1781 mit 2 Modekupfern und 12 Monatskupfern von Chodowiecki zum Thema "Zwölf verschiedene Arten von Heiratsanträgen". - Bl. 2 mit kl. unbed. Ausr. durch Siegelbruch und Resten desselben. So frühe Briefe Lichtenbergs sind selten. Vergleichbar frühe Briefe Lichtenbergs sind auf Auktionen der letzten Jahrzehnte nicht nachweisbar, auch aus seiner Korrespondenz mit Chodowiecki ist im Handel bisher nie etwas aufgetaucht. Wolfgang Promies: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg. Mit Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten dargestellt. Reinbek bei Hbg., Rowohlt, 1987 (= Rowohlts Bildmonographien 90), S. 70. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Abhandlung über die Feuer- und Seitengewehre, worin die Erzeugung, der Zweck und der Gebrauch aller einzelnen Bestandtheile, dann aller Gattungen kleiner und Jagdgewehre, mit der Angabe und Beschreibung ganz neuer Maschinen und Vorrichtungen, sammt Plänen und Erzeugunges-Tabellen auseinander gesetzt ist.

      2 Bde. in 1 geb. 4. XVI, 246, VIII, 252 S.. 2 Bll. Mit 39 lithogr., tlw. gefalt. Taf. Die Tafeln sind num. 1-38 u. 17a, Taf. 1-35 mit jew. 1 Bl. Erklärung, die Taf. 36-38 ohne (so richtig). HLdr. d. Zt. Mit goldgepr. Rückentit. Durchgeh. Feuchtigkeitsrand im äußeren Seitensteg. Tit. alt gestemp. Lindner 11.0207.01 - Seltene Originalausgabe. - Natalis von Beroaldo-Bianchini (1779-1854), wurde 1816 von der italienisch-französischen in die österreichische Armee übernommen. Er errang eine Stelle als Direktor bei der Feuergewehrfabrik in Wien im Jahre 1822 . Die österreichische Artillerie verdankte ihm wichtige Verbesserungen bei der Kanonengießerei sowie der Stückbohrerei. Er führte die 7pfd. lange Haubitze, die seinen Namen tragenden Fuhrwerke in der österreichischen Artillerie ein, und wies die Brauchbarkeit derselben auf den Schlachtfeldern von 1848 und 1849 in Italien und Ungarn nach. Seine letzten Worte waren: Alles in der Welt ist empirisch. (vgl. Wurzbach I, 332 f.)

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        An Answer To Mr Burke's Speech in Parliament in Favour of The Scots Roman-Catholics Refiding in Edinburgh and Glafgow On the 18th of March 1779

      W Gray 1779 - A very good marbled hardcover with black leather spine. Wear along spine. Tight binding. Contents in excellent condition with no tears, creases etc. Bookplate on fep (C L Murray Hamilton Canada). Published in April 1779. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        INNVIERTEL. - (Schrötter, Franz Ferdinand). Topographie oder kurze Beschreibung desjenigen Distrikts der bayerischen Lande, welchen das durchlauchtigste Erzhaus von Oesterreich Kraft der mit Kuhrpfalz zu Teschen geschlossenen Konvention in Besitz genommen hat.

      Wien, Joseph Edlen von Kurzböck 1779 - 26,5 x 20,4 cm. 8 Bl., 64 S., 12 Bl. Mit 4 gestoch. Vignetten (einschließlich der Titelvignette), 21 gefalt. Kupfertafeln und 1 mehrf. gefalt. kolor. Kupferkarte. Pp. d. Zt. Nebehay/Wagner 669; Wurzbach XXXII, 10; Lentner 8388; Pfister I, 4315: "Rar!". - Topographie des österreichischen Innviertels, das bis 1779 bayerisch war. Mit schönen, großformatigen Ansichten von Altheim, Aurolzmünster, Braunau, Katzenberg, Mattighofen, Ranshofen, Reichersberg, Ried, Schärding, Suben und Wildshut usw. Die Tafeln sind getreue Nachstiche der Ansichten aus Wenings Topographie, Rentamt Burghausen. Die gesuchte Karte farbfrisch und gut erhalten - Einbandetwas bestoßen und angeschmutzt, Rücken etwas lädiert. Anfangs Wurmgänge im unteren weißen Rand, sonst ein wohlerhaltenes Exemplar dieses seltenen Ansichtenwerkes. - "Sehr selten" (Lentner).

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        Versuch einer Chur-Sächsischen Münzgeschichte (2 Bände in 1).

      Chemnitz, Stößel, 1779/80. - Von den ältesten, bis auf jetzige Zeiten. Mit 2 gestochenen Titelvignetten, XXVIII, 1 Blatt, 400 Seiten, 1 Blatt; XXVI, 1 Blatt, Seite 401 bis 960, 10 Blatt, Halblederband der Zeit, 20 x 13 cm, Einband etwas berieben, gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Adams erstes Erwachen und erste seelige Nächte vom Mahler [Maler] Müller. Zweite, verbesserte Auflage. Mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette.

      Schwan, Mannheim 1779 - 111 S. Kleinformatiger neuerer privater Halblederband. Mit seinen liebenswerten Prosaidyllen aus dem Milieu pfälzischer Bauern - hier allerdings biblisch eingekleidet - erwarb sich Müller die Bewunderung seiner Zeitgenossen und gehörte dank der ironischen Frechheit seiner Texte rasch zu den bedeutenden Vertretern des Sturm und Drang. Ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        Charakteristik der Felsarten. Für akademische Vorlesungen und zum Selbststudium. Erste Abtheilung. Ungleichartige Gesteine Zweite Abtheilung. gleichartige und scheinbar gleichartige Gesteine Dritte Abtheilung. Trümmer-Gesteine. Lose Gesteine....

      ...Kohlen. - 3 Bände bzw. 3 Abteilungen., Mit 1 gest. Portrait. Vorsätze etwas gebräunt teils stockfleckig (jeweils Titel und letzte Seite der Bände stärker stockfleckig bzw. bei Band 3 braunfleckig) letztes Blatt von Band 1 (Verlagswerbung) mit Randeinriss (mit transparentem Japanpapier hinterlegt) unbeschnitten bzw. teils unaufgeschnitten es fehlt die letzte Lage (Bogen 38) von Band 2 mit den Seiten 583-598 die Seiten XVII bis LXXX (Inhaltsübersicht für alle drei Bände etc.) zu Beginn von Band 3 statt nach dem Vorwort von Band 1 eingebunden. Das vorliegende Werk gilt als der erste Versuch einer systematischen Petrographie überhaupt. Karl (Carl) Cäsar von Leonhard (1779-1862) bedeutender dt. Mineraloge. Poggendorff I, 1427/ vgl. ADB 18, 308-311.

      [Bookseller: Aix Libris]
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        RECUEIL D'ESTAMPES représentant les Grades, les Rangs & les Dignités, suivant le costume de toutes les Nations existantes, avec des Explications historiques, & la Vie abrégée des grands Hommes qui ont illustré les dignités dont ils étoient décorés. Ouvrage dédié au roi, et divisé en cinq classes. La première, destinée aux Souverains de toute la terre : La seconde, à l'Église dans toutes les Religions. La troisième à l'État Militaire de chaque Nation. La quatrième à la Magistrature. La cinquième, aux Gens-de-Lettre & aux Artistes.

      1779 - Édition originale de l'un des plus précieux recueil de costumes et de portraits historiques,  « l'estampe représentant Marie-Antoinette en costume de cour s'étant vendu seule 265 F or  à la vente Behague » (Cohen , I, 334). Précieux exemplaire sur grand papier, en coloris de l'époque, conservé dans sa reliure de l'époque au chiffre du comte Vilain XIIII. A Paris, chez Duflos le jeune, [1779-] 1780. In-folio de (3) ff. pour le titre, la dédicace au roi Louis XVI et l'Avertissement, 263 planches non numérotées (sur 264). Demi-maroquin vert, plats en veau fauve marbré, roulette dorée encadrant les plats, dos lisse richement orné, chiffre doré du comte Vilain XIIII en pied du dos, roulette intérieure dorée. Reliure au chiffre de l'époque. 408 x 257 mm. / First edition of one of the most famous costumes and historical portraits collections, ?the engraving picturing Marie-Antoinette in her court costume was sold alone 265 gold F at the Behague auction?(Cohen, I, 334). Precious copy on large paper, in contemporary coloring, preserved in its contemporary binding with the cipher of count Vilain XIIII. A Paris, chez Duflos le jeune, [1779-] 1780.Folio [408 x 257 mm] of (3) ll. for the title, the dedication to King Louis XVI and the Foreword, 263 unnumbered plates (out of 264). Green half-morocco, marbled fawn calf covers, gilt border on the covers, flat spine richly decorated, gilt cipher of count Vilain XIIII at the bottom of the spine. Contemporary binding with cipher. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Camille Sourget]
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        Geschichte der Schiffahrt und Seemacht Groß-Britanniens von den frühesten Zeiten an bis auf das Jahr 1779 - 1. und 2.Band (von 3).

      Leipzig, Schwickertschen Verlag, 1779/1780. - 2 Bl., 766, 1 Bl.; 2 Bl., 688 Seiten mit zwei Titelkupfer (Liebe Sc) (August Keppel und Lord Anson), Einband etwas berieben, Rücken mit kl. Einrissen, etwas altersfleckig, insgesamt guter und sauberer Zustand Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1350 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Deinbacher]
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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 habitans.

      Avignon, Paris, Froullé, 1779. - LIVRES Très rare édition originale de ce récit sur Tahiti. La description est autant géographique que philosophique. L'auteur est très proche de Montesquieu. L'ouvrage a souvent été attribué à Bougainville. Sans la planche parfois signalée (?). Relié à la suite : Testament politique de M. de V*** Genève, 1770. Pamphlet par Jean-Henri Marchand. 1 volume in-8°. Plein veau fauve, dos long orné. Reliure de l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Seigneur]
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        A Tour in Ireland: with General Observations on the Present State of that Kingdom: made in the Years 1776, 1777, and 1778. And brought down to the end of 1779

      - Five engraved plates (three are folding) & one woodcut in the text. 1 p.l., xxiv, 539, [1] pp; 1 p.l., 416 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. speckled calf, flat spines gilt, red morocco lettering pieces on spines. London: H. Goldney for T. Cadell, 1780. Second edition (the first edition appeared earlier in the same year) and a handsome set. This work "was well received at the time, and has since become a valuable source as one of the few accounts of conditions in Ireland at this time. Among other subjects Young had much to say on commercial policy and the activities of the Dublin Society; and in addition Young attacked the practice of subletting land to middlemen and made some interesting observations on the living conditions of the poor."-ODNB. Fine set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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        FATHER ABRAHAM'S ALMANACK FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1779; Being the Third after Leap-Year containing The Motions of the Sun and Moon the true Places and Aspects of the Planets; the Rising and setting of the Sun, And the Rising, Setting and Southing of the Moon. By Abraham Weatherwise, Gent.

      Philadelphia Printed and sold by John Dunlap For 1779 - A very early issue of a Weatherwise American Almanac. Illustrated with the well-known anatomical woodcut of a man "governed by the twelve constellations," and woodcut page frames. 12mo, original printed self wrappers, stitched. 15 leaves unnumbered including printed wrappers. A very well preserved little almanac, the wrappers somewhat worn at the corners, the rear with a little loss at the bottom outside corner, some expected toning and mellowing to the paper and some spotting but complete and very usable and with the original stitching still strong and tight. AN EARLY WEATHERWISE ALMANAC, and a competitor of Franklin's "Poor Richard". Abraham Weatherwise was of course a pseudonym, and one which was likely used by multiple almanac printers. They "ushered in the healthiest and most interesting period of almanac making" (Sagendorph, 116). Along with the typical astronomical data and weather forecasts, this almanac also contains a table valuing the dollar, humorous stories and historical tracts, a collection of hints and home remedies for the care of horses, court dates for Pennsylvania and New Jersey and a schedule for Quaker meetings. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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