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        COLECCIÓN DE POESÍAS CASTELLANAS ANTERIORES AL SIGLO XV

      DON ANTONIO DE SANCHA, MADRID - Tomo I - Poema del Mio Cid. Tomo II - Poesías de don Gonzalo de Berceo Tomo III - Poema de Alexandro Magno Tomo IV - Poesías del arcipreste de hita Estado de conservación: Bueno. Con esncuadernación de época. Los lomos presntan signos de antigua carcoma. Faltas, daños, anotaciones, firmas: Contiene algunas anotaciones de poca importancia. Páginas: Tomo I- 404 Tomo II - 559 Tomo III - 443 Tomo IV - 331 Año: 1779 Medidas: 19 x 12 cm. Ilustraciones o Grabados: No Fotografías: No Encuadernación: Pasta española. Tejuelos en granate y verde. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: La Clandestina books]
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        La Luce Evangelica irradiata nelle menti de' fedeli, che contiene molte Ponderàzioni sopra gli Evangelj di tutte le Domeniche, e di alcune Feste dell'Anno, utilissima non meno a' Pastori dell'Anime, che a tutt'i Fedeli, Opera del Padre D. Ludovico Sabatino ... divisa in Tomi

      Nella Stamperia di Vincenzo Orsino. A spese di Gaetano Castellano - Napoli, 1779. ITALIANO 0,65 Volume acefalo della seconda metà del XVIII secolo in 4°, stato discreto, coperta in pergamena rigida, sul dorso tassello in pelle, decorazioni e caratteri incisi in oro, alcune bruniture, tracce di fioritura sparsa, tagli bruniti, macchiato quello concavo, pagine in buono stato, testo posto su due colonne, macchia d'umidità sui margini di piede e concavo di diverse pagine, una pagina con becca, scritta a matita su risguardia, l'ultima con errata numerazione, 388 invece di 352, ultime due pagine strappate. Incipit con magnifica testatina a carattere religioso e capolettera in nero. Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami, "Indice delle Ponderazioni del Tomo Quarto". Tomo Quarto della collana La Luce Evangelica irradiata nella mente de' Fedeli, divisa in Sei Tomi. USATO

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        ANTIENT METAPHYSICS: or, the Science of Universals. With an Appendix, containing an examination of the principles of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy.

      Edinburgh, J. Balfour and Co.; London, T. Cadell, 1779. Volumes I and II only of 6 volumes, FIRST EDITIONS 1779 and 1782. 4to, approximately 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8¼ inches, pages: xxi, [3], ix, [1], ix, [1]-555; xii, [20], [1]-461, bound in modern quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt ornament in compartments, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, new endpapers. Volume I: 2 small signatures, 1 crossed through and a number on title page, corners of first and last 20 leaves dog-eared and slightly dust-soiled, 8 of them neatly repaired with old paper at the tip, final 5 leaves have larger crease at lower corner just affecting text but with no loss of legibility, closed tear to inner margin of 1 prelim page, neatly repaired, 1 text page torn across and repaired neatly, no loss of text, contents otherwise clean; Volume II: the same inscription to title page as in Volume I, contents clean. Bindings tight and firm. Very good copies of Volumes I and II in first edition. Volume I contains 59 pages devoted to the principles of Newton's philosophy in the Appendix and Chapter XIX expresses some of the author's criticism of the Newtonian system. Volume II is subtitled "containing a further examination of the principles of Sir Isaac Newton's philosophy" and Book V is entitled Of the Principles of Sir Isaac Newton's Astronomy and consists of 146 pages in which the author finds fault with various aspects of Newton's Principia. The 6 volumes were issued over a period of 20 years from 1779 to 1799 but only the first two contain criticism and commentary on Newton's work. They are considered a defence of Greek philosophy and are firmly attributed to Lord Monboddo (1714-1799), a Scottish judge and scholar who is remembered today as the founder of modern comparative historical linguistics. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Les amours de Charlot et Toinette. Piece dérobée a V.

      (London, Boissière), 1779. Mit 2 gestoch. Portraits von Le Beau. 8 S. Goldgepr. Maroquin um 1880 mit Rückentitel und Innenkantenvg., signiert \"Quinet\". Erste Ausgabe. - Lever, Anthologie érotique, p. 1032; Eros au secret, 76; Enfer de la Bibliothèque Nationale, Lb39-7925, Chantal Thomas, La Reine scélérate, p.167-173; Gay-L. I, 134: \"Pièce en vers, assez spirituelle, mais obscène. On ne connait de l’édition originelle que quelques exemplaires échappés au pilon de la Bastille.\" - Sehr seltenes pornographisches Gedicht um die angebliche Affaire Marie Antoinettes mit dem Grafen d\'Artois. - In der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts sind mehrere Buchbinder mit dem Namen Quinet in Paris tätig gewesen (vgl. Fléty 148). - Mit einigen vor- und nachgebundenen weißen Blättern. - Mit Exlibris des rumänischen Schriftstellers und Voltaire-Bibliographen Georges Bengesco (Gheorghe Bengescu; 1848-1922). - Gering berieben, S. (3)/4 mit fachmännisch angeränderten Ausrissen am Seiten- und Fußsteg (Text nicht betroffen), leicht gebräunt, etw. fleckig. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Mechanismus der menschlichen Sprache nebst der Beschreibung seiner sprechenden Maschine.

      Mit gest. Portrait von Ignaz von Born von J. G. Mansfeld nach Heinrich Füger, 26 Kupfertafeln und 1 Tabelle. 10 Bll., 456 S. Dekorativer Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. und Rückenschild. 19 x 11,5 cm. Darmstaedter 257 Engelmann 294 Honeyman 1779 Lesky 349 v. d. Linde II, 337 Poggendorff I, 1242 Wurzbach XI, 161. - Seltene erste Ausgabe der berühmten Beschreibung der Sprechwerkzeuge und der Weise, wie die in den europäischen Sprachen vorkommenden Laute gebildet werden. Die ebenfalls hier geschilderte Sprachmaschine stammt aus dem Jahre 1778. Der österreichische Hofrat v. Kempelen (1734-1804) erlangte hauptsächlich durch den von ihm konstruierten und an den europäischen Höfen erfolgreich demonstrierten Schachautomaten oder "Türken" Berühmtheit. Außerdem beaufsichtigte er den Bau des königlichen Schlosses in Ofen, das gesamte ungarische Salzwesen und die Säuberung des Banats von Räubern. Die Tafeln zeigen die teils anatomischen Darstellungen der menschlichen Sprechorgane und den Aufbau der Sprachmaschine. - Mit schönem Ärzte-Exlibris des Begründers der Phoniatrie in Deutschland, Hermann Gutzmann (1865-1922). Der bedeutende Mediziner verstarb an einer Sepsis infolge einer Stichverletzung an einer Grammophonnadel während eines Forschungsaufbaus über die Stimme. - Ecken und oberes Rückenende bestoßen. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar!

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        [FREYCINET] A series of manuscript preparatory notes for the Annales Maritimes et Coloniales, 1833

      The great French navigator Louis de Freycinet (1779-1841) sailed with Baudin on his famous expedition in Australian waters (1800-1803), and his map, subsequently published in 1811 in Péron's Voyage de découvertes aux terres australes, was the first to show a complete outline of the coastline of Australia. He later circumnavigated the globe in the Uranie in 1817-1820 - one of the most important scientific voyages of the nineteenth century. Comparison with other manuscript material by Freycinet which we have previously handled confirms the attribution of these documents. These preparory notes for journal articles were written in 1833, when Freycinet was an experienced and well-established authority on all matters relating to navigation and hydrography. The group of manuscripts includes the following: [1] Rapport sur les méthodes de Mr Richard, pour avoir la longitude. Three single sheets enclosed in a folded folio sheet, the front cover with a note in another (contemporary) hand identifying Freycinet as the author of the article and dating it 1833; four pages of manuscript notations demonstrating the calculation of geographical longitude. [2] Rapport sur la description d'un instrument de Mr Andral destiné 1. à mesurer promptement, et sans calcul, les distances inaccessibles jusqu'à la distance des 16,000 mètres; 2. à empêcher les descentes sur les côtes maritimes. Three drafts of the same article, manuscript in ink on folded folio paper. Two of the drafts with considerable editing and small tears to margins, the third clean and legible. The article concerns the so-called 'Longimètre', a navigational device designed by Mr Andral. [3] Annales maritimes et coloniales, ou recueil des lois et ordonnances royale, réglements et décisions ministérielles, mémoires, observations et notices particulières, et généralement de tout ce qui peut intéresser la marine et les colonies, sous les rapports militaires, administratifs, judiciaires, nautiques, consulaires et commerciaux. Publié avec l'approbation de S. Exc. le ministre de la marine et des colonies, et sous les auspices de S.A.R. l'amiral de France. Two drafts of the same article, manuscript in ink on recto and verso of single sheets of paper (one draft including a folio sheet, folded to create four pages). Each copy comprises 6 pages of handwriting. [4] Annales maritimes et coloniales, &c. publié avec l'approbation du ministre de la marine et des colonies, par Mr Bajot, commre. de marine honoraire chef du bureau des lois [à ce ministère], chevalier de la légion d'honneur et membre de plusieures sociétés savantes; 18e année, 1833. Manuscript in ink on folio sheet, folded to create four pages (detached for the most part at fold), heavily edited; small tears to lower margin (not affecting legibility); browning and fading due to age; otherwise well-preserved. [5] Le premier objet... Untitled draft article for the Annales Maritimes et Coloniales. Manuscript in ink on folio sheet, folded to create four pages, text heavily edited; browning and fading due to age, very minor tears to outer edges (not affecting legibility); otherwise well-preserved. [6] Invention très utile et très importante... Untitled draft article for the Annales Maritimes et Coloniales. Manuscript in ink on verso of single sheet of paper, writing heavily edited; minimal edgewear, slight browning due to age; otherwise well-preserved and legible. The Annales Maritimes et Coloniales, which first appeared in 1816, was a monthly publication produced by the Ministry of Marine and the Colonies. The Annales gathered a significant amount of data relating to navigation, naval policy and voyages and exploration during the nineteenth century, aiming to serve the interests of the Navy, as well as to fulfil a utilitarian function for naval officers, captains, sailors and other maritime experts. These contributions from Freycinet, a respected authority in the field of navigation, reflect the rigorous and almost encyclopaedic aims of the Annales. Freycinet was admitted into the French Academy of Sciences in 1825, and was one of the founders of the Paris Geographical Society. Provenance: the family of Louis de Freycinet, thence by descent.

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        Memorie apologetiche in risposta alle opposizioni contro il Decreto del Re de' Longobardi Desiderio che inciso in antico Marmo si conserva in Viterbo nel Palazzo del Magistrato divise in due parti. Si aggiunge un Appendice per soddisfare ad alcune difficoltà recentemente pubblicate.

      per Domenico Antonio Zenti, 1779. Cm. 27,5, pp. xx, 305 (1); 301 (1); 76. Con tre tavole ripiegate fuori testo. Solida legatura d'inizio Ottocento in mezza pergamena con piccole punte, dorso liscio con filetti e titoli in oro su tassello. Manca il frontespizio della seconda parte, una gora chiara alla parte bassa di alcune carte, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, stampato su carta forte. Celebre opera di profonda erudizione storica che si traduce in una vasta fonte di notizie storiche riguardanti la città di Viterbo. Assai raro, una sola copia in vendita negli ultimi anni (Feltrinelli library). Cfr. Lozzi (6471) e Ranghiasci.

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        A Youth Rescued from a Shark

      1779]. 1779 - Hand-coloured mezzotint (measuring 462 by 598 mm) cut within original platemark to the edges of the image, mounted on larger sheet (measuring 568 by 710 mm) with a watercolour border. A few small stains to the print, very good otherwise. Larger sheet is slightly dust-soiled and has some minor closed tears to the margins. We cannot provide the state, as the lettering (found below the image in untrimmed examples) is not present. [London, A remarkable mezzotint, made by arguably the best British engraver of the period, after Copley?s dramatic painting. When Watson and the Shark was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1778, it generated a sensation, partly because such a grisly subject was an absolute novelty. In 1749, 14-year-old Brook Watson had been attacked by a shark while swimming in Havana harbour. Copley?s pictorial account of the traumatic ordeal shows nine seamen rushing to help the boy, while the bloody water proves he has just lost his right foot. To lend equal believability to the setting, Copley, who had never visited the Caribbean, consulted maps and prints of Cuba. The rescuers? anxious expressions and actions reveal both concern for their imperilled companion and a growing awareness of their own peril. Time stands still as the viewer is forced to ponder Watson?s fate. Miraculously, he was saved from almost certain death and went on to become a successful British merchant, soldier and later Lord Mayor of London. Although Copley successfully created a scene of extreme tension and immediacy, the seemingly spontaneous poses were actually based on art historical precedents. The harpooner?s pose, for example, recalls Raphael?s altarpiece of the Archangel Michael using a spear to drive Satan out of heaven. The oil painting?s enormous acclaim ensured Copley?s appointment to the prestigious Royal Academy and was reproduced in several engravings, bringing the image to a wider audience and further popularising its appeal. Green, who was Britain?s most skilled proponent of mezzotint engraving, produced three plates of Copley?s work; all of which display his marvellous adeptness at the translation of paint into print.

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        Archaeologia or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity [ 51 Volumes Including Index ]

      London: Published By the Society of Antiquaries of London [ Volumes 1 to 50, ], 1779. Complete run, volumes 1 to 50, plus index volume for first 50 volumes. Published between 1779-1887. Books measure 12 x 9 1/2 inches. Numerous full page and folding plates. Bound in library buckram. Cloth very lightly rubbed, lightly dust or dirt marked. All bindings in very good sturdy condition. Internally, occasional library stamp or mark, [ about 10 to each volume ], most plates not stamped, the plates that are stamped are stamped on verso, [ not the engraved side ], occasional spotting or browing. Pages and plates in good clean condition. A very nice run, in good sturdy bindings. . Quarto.

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        The New Universal Traveller. Containing a Full and Distinct Account of All the Empires, Kingdoms, and States, In the Known World. Delineating, Not Only Their Situation, Climate etc...

      London: G. Robinson(1779). Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. [3],iii,668.[6]pp. 18 maps (one folding), 38 engraved plates. Three quarter mottled calf over marbled boards, 7 raised bands, brown morocco label with gilt title, panels with gilt decoration, speckled top edge. Book is in sound condition, contents are mildly age-toned and with minor foxing, folding map has 2 short margin tears, and is otherwise in complete condition. Author's wide-ranging overview of the civilizations and cultures of the world "intended to convey a clear idea of the present state of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America..."Detailed illustrations depict the dress and customs of representative world cultures.. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Hard Cover

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        The Chronicle of England; Or, A Compleat History, Civil, Military and Ecclesiastical, of the Ancient Britons and Saxons, from the Landing of Julius Caesar in Britain, to the Norman Conquest. With a Compleat View of the Manners, Customs, arts, habits &c. of those people. In Two Volumes.

      London, Joseph Cooper for T. Evans, Robert Faulde, 1779. 2 vols, hardback, 11 x 9 inches. In fine tree calf leather bindings, Red and green leather spine labels lettered in gilt. Extensive gilt decoration to spines, gilt to board edges, marbled endpapers. In very good conditions. Corners slightly bumped with some minor rubbing to edges and corners. Slight cracks to bottom end of rear hinge vol.1. and top end of rear hinge on vol.2. Small nick to leather on front board vol.1. and deep scratch to rear board of vol.2. Bookplates to endpapers "John Tempter, Lindridge, Devon." Some slight foxing and some minor spots to pages else inside pages all very clean and tight throughout. Plates clean, crisp and bright. 365 + 291pp. Illustrated with 40 engraved full-page plates (2 are maps).

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        Hacquet's mineralogisch-botanische Lustreise von dem Berg Terglou in Krain, zu dem Berg Glockner in Tyrol, im Jahr 1779 und 81.

      Verlag der Johann Paul Krausischen Buchhandlung, Wien - Varia Zwote veränderte und vermehrte Auflage 1784 149 S. 4 Kupfertafeln Einband berieben, Ecken bestoßen, Randläsuren, Rücken leicht eingerissen ca. 1 cm und mit Fehlstelle ca. 2 cm. Durchgestrichene Namenseinträge und Bibliotheksstempel auf Titelblatt; teils mit Tinte durchgestrichen mit Abklatsch auf der nächsten Seite. Papier trotz des alters nur wenig gebräunt. Vier sehr gut erhaltene Falttafeln im Anhang, Kupferdrucke jeweils ca. 26 x 21 cm. Belsazar Hacquet de la Motte (1739-1815) war Mediziner, Naturwissenschaftler, Botanist und Alpinist. Seine Reiseschreibungen machten ihn zu einem Vorkämpfer der Alpinistik.

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        Revolutionary War

      July 4, 1779. (American Revolution: Manufacturing Munitions) Manuscript Document Signed <I>"Jonth Dimon Lt Colo"</I>, one page, quarto (7.75" x 7.25"), Fairfield, [Connecticut], July 4, 1779, an invoice for funds due veteran Gershom Hubbel for <I>"running Balls"</I> and <I>"making cartridges"</I>. Hubbell was a former prisoner of war (captured at Fort Washington) who following his exchange decided to remain out of active service. Instead he performed work in support of his former comrades, many of whom are mentioned on this document including Elisha Bradley, Sergeant Stephen Stratton, Ensign George Burr. All of these men, together with Hubbell served in a militia company commanded by Dimon in May 1775. Gershom Hubbell (1732-1802) served as a Lieutenant in Capt. Dimon's Compnay from Fairfield in May 1775. Hubbell also Served as a member of Captain Abel's Company in Bradley's Battalion, Wadsworth's Brigade From June 20 to Nov. 16, 1776. According to the records he was taken prisoner at Fort Washington. According to pension records he was born on July 29, 1729 in Fairfield Co. and served in Abel's company for 2 years beginning May 1776. He married in 1769 to Sarah St. John and died on April 14, 1802. According the pension narrative of the widow of Ichabod Perry, another member of Abel's company, was imprisoned aboard a ship in New York after the fall of Ft. Washington and was paroled in February 1777 and exchanged in May. Arron Bennitt, another member of that company, was also captured at Fort Washington, and his narrative reports he was paroled in late January 1777 for eight months. Jonathan Dimon was from Fairfield and began as a Captain of his own Fairfield Company in May 1775. He served in the Connecticut militia in the 4th Regiment commanded by Col. Gold S. Silliman of Fairfield from May 1775 to October 1776, and then by Col. Samuel Whiting from October 1776 to 1780. Dimon assumed command 1780 and continued in that position to 1782. It is interesting to note here that Hubbell also charged the state for the services of his son as an express rider. A fascinating document illustrating the small-scale domestic industry which proved indispensable to supplying American forces during the Revolutionary War.Light toning, slightly irregular margins, else fine condition.

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        A Voyage towards the South Pole and Round the World Performed in His Majestys Ships the Resolution and Adventure In the years 1772 1773 1774 and 1775 In which is included Captain Furneauxs Narrative of his Proceedings in the Adventure during the Separation of the Ships 

      Third edition. 2 vols. Portrait frontispiece of Cook & 62 other plates 4to. contemporary paper-backed boards. London, Strahan & Cadell,

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        Abhandlung von den Brüchen.

      Göttingen, Johann Christian Dieterich, 1787-1779. - 2 in 1 Band. 8°. 8 n.n. Bl., 463 S.; 2 n.n. Bl., 234 S. Mit 6 gestochenen, gefalteten Tafeln. Dunkelgrüner Pappband der Zeit mit rotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Garrison-M. 3578. - HOH 1043 "This work on hernia is still considered a classic contribution because of its comprehensiveness clear description of symptoms, and practical directions". - Hauptwerk Richters. Die Tafeln mit Darstellungen von chirurgischen Instrumenten. - Vorsatz mit Eckausschnitt und kleinem Besitzerstempel "Karl S. Haegler 'Docent für Chirurgie' Basel". Einband berieben und leicht bestossen. Ein Blatt mit Randanriss. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antique Masterprint-ROTTERDAM-NETHERLANDS-Bendorp-1779

      - Plate : 'Gezicht op 's Lands Werf en de Stad Rotterdam .'. (View of the wharf and the city of Rotterdam.) Very rare proof of a copper engraving showing a view of Rotterdam Harbour, with ships and in the background the 18th c. city with the St. Laurens Church and the Zeemagazijn. A large ship and smaller boats can be seen. Copperplate engraving on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. Description: This scarse print belongs to a series of 4 prints by Bendorp after Groenewegen dedicated to Rotterdam. Date c. 1779 or later.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by K.F. Bendorp after the Rotterdam painter Gerrit Groenewegen. Groenewegen (1754-1826) is known for his drawings and paintings of marine themes and ships. The earliest prints date from 1779. Condition: Excellent; general age related toning; some light staining from handling. Paper cut just outside the image plate marks; small imperfections in the paper edge. Storage location: B24-06 The overall size is ca. 12.6 x 10.2 inch. The image size is ca. 11.2 x 8.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 32 x 26 cm. The image size is ca. 28.5 x 21 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Trattato completo d'elettricità teorica e pratica con sperimenti originali del signore Tiberio Cavallo tradotto in italiano dall'originale inglese con addizioni e cangiamenti fatti dall'autore

      per Gaetano Cambiagi stamp. granducale. In-8°, pp. XX, 511, (1), 3 tavole f.t. ripieg. incise in rame e una tabella, cartonatura coeva con titolo manoscritto al dorso. Due firme a matita sul frontespizio, esemplare in barbe su carta forte. Ottima copia. Prima edizione italiana. Tiberio Cavallo scrisse tutte le sue opere in Inghilterra dove visse dal 1771 e dove morì nel 1809. Dal 1779 divenne membro della Royal Society ed è a lui che Alessandro Volta indirizzò la lettera nella quale descriveva l'invenzione della pila, perchè‚ la trasmettesse al presidente della Royal Society. Honeyman, 652

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        Antique Print-BALLAD SINGERS-SHEET MUSIC-GIRL-John Jones-1779

      - Antique print, titled: 'The Ballad Singers'. It shows: two girls with sheet music, singing a ballad together. One of the girls wears a blue hat and a cape. Rare. Important Note: This print is sold with matting, which adds substantially to shipping cost. We can ship without matting. Inquire about reduced pricing. Stipple engraving / mezzotint engraving on a verge type handlaid paper, coloured in the plate (a la poupee). Description: Separately published master print, dated 1779. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by J. Jones after John Rising. John Paul Jones (c. 1745-1797) was a British engraver. He was appointed engraver extraordinary to the Prince of Wales, and was also the principal engraver to the Duke of York. He produced a large number of portraits, mainly after Reynolds, Romney and other contemporary painters. He was both a mezzotint and stipple engraver. Condition: Very good, given age. A horizontal crease over the lower half of the image. Some foxing in the margins, and intermittent faint stains in the image. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Professionally matted, not examinted out of matting. Storage location: DPO-81-02 The overall size is ca. 18.7 x 22 inch. The image size is ca. 9.8 x 12.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 47.5 x 56 cm. The image size is ca. 25 x 32 cm.

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        The History and Practice of Civil Actions, Particularly in the Court of Common Pleas, Being An Historical Account of the Parts and Order of Judicial Proceedings . . . With an Introduction, on the Constitution of England. The Third Edition

      A work praised by John Baker, Holdsworth, and Blackstone, the last terming it "a book of a very different stamp [written] in a most clear and ingenious manner", with a prefatory account of the English constitution, beginnng with Alfred the Great. Contemporary polished calf, crimson morocco label, gilt, light browning, else especially well preserved and attractive; the Taussig copy. Printed by his Majesty's Law Printers For P. Uriel [etc.], London, 1779.

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        Les Dernières Milices Cantonales. Cavalerie. [Teile I - III (von 4 Teilen der Abteilung Kavallerie)].

      4, jeweils 4 Bl. Text (in Teil III 4 u. 2 Bl.), jeweils 20 auf lose Doppelbl. montierte farb. Tafeln. (zus. 60 farb. Taf.), Textteile geh. lose Blatt in marmorierter HLwd.-Mappe mit Schliessbändchen., Mappe an den Kanten berieben (Teil III m. Verlust des Bezugspapiers am Fuss), etw. gebrauchsspuriges, gesamthaft gutes Exemplar. EA. Ex. Nr. 62/90 (Teil I) bzw. Nr. 65/90 (Teile II u. III). Text franz. Folge nach Aquarellen von Albert von Escher, die in der Schweizerischen Militärbibliothek in Bern liegen. Die Tafeln zeigen die jeweiligen kantonalen Truppen in ihren Uniformen und Bewaffnung: Teil I: Genf, Waadt, Fribourg, Neuchâtel II: Bern, Solothurn, Luzern III: Basel-Stadt, Aargau, Schaffhausen (1779 - 1854). - Dernieres Milices Cantonales erschien bis 1944 in insgesamt 3 Serien (Artillerie Infanterie Cavallerie) zu je 4 Mappen (je 20 Tafeln). - Albert von Escher (1833 - 1905), Genfer Militärmaler und Hauptmann, bekannt für seine Darstellungen zur Militärgeschichte, seine Schlachtenbilder und Uniformenwerke.

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        A View of the Hulks, at Woolwich in Kent, with some of the Convicts heaving up Ballast, and others on Show wheeling it to the Places where the Embankments are made by them.

      London: Printed & Sold by Carington Bowles, Published as the Act directs, 24 June 1779. Handcoloured engraving, 360 x 505 mm., small expert paper repair to lower margin, very good condition, framed. Earliest issue of this fascinating depiction with vibrant contemporary handcolouring of convicts from the hulks labouring on the dockyards at Woolwich on the river Thames.The use of derelict ships as floating prisons really began with the loss of the American colonies following the War of Independence. The hulks were unpopular, but as this image vividly shows, they were considered a source of useful prison labour: a description of Woolwich in 1785 by Duncan Campbell, a contractor and overseer of the hulks, corresponds to this scene, with particular notice of convicts raising gravel for ballast and construction, sawing timber and constructing earthworks and embankments. The departure of the First Fleet under Captain Arthur Philip and the foundation of a penal colony in New South Wales in 1788 was largely motivated by chronic overcrowding of the Thames hulks, but actually did little to alleviate conditions; indeed, it has been established that around the time that the Fleet sailed 'the hulk establishments at Portsmouth and Woolwich were expanded because of the demand for labour in the dockyards' (A.G.L. Shaw, Convicts and the Colonies, p. 49).This is an example of the earliest and rare issue "Printed for & Sold by Carington Bowles, at his Map and Print Warehouse, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London"and "Published as the Act directs, 24 June, 1779". This can be compared with later examples in both the State Library of New South Wales and the National Library, which have a different caption and imprint for "Bowles & Carver" at the same address. Carington Bowles was a print and mapseller principally associated with the sale of local travelling maps and town guides. He died in 1793 and after his death the business passed to his son Henry Carington Bowles who is known to have gone into business with Samuel Carver in the premises at St. Pauls.

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        A Voyage towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, In the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. In which is included Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his Proceedings in the Adventure during the Separation of the Ships.

      1779 - Third edition. 2 vols. Portrait frontispiece of Cook & 62 other plates 4to. contemporary paper-backed boards. London, Strahan & Cadell, In July 1772 Cook, now promoted to the rank of Commander, set out once more for the southern Pacific in the Resolution, with the Adventure alongside. This voyage was particularly important since Cook made the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle and finally determined once and for all that the Southern Continent did not exist. In addition Cook secured the medal of the Royal Society by successfully irradicating scurvy through diet and better hygiene. Only three shipboard deaths (all resulting from accidents) were recorded on this voyage - a dramatic reduction from the previous voyage when one third of the crew were lost. Rosove. 77.A3;Holmes, 24; Hill, p61; Sabin, 16245. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschryving van het Oosten, en van eenige andere Landen. 3 Bände in 6 Bänden

      van Paddenburg/ Bosch u. Arrenberg/de Bruyn 1779 Van Paddenburg, Utrecht/ Bosch u. Arrenberg, Rotterdam /de Bruyn, Amsterdam, 1776-1786. Zusammen XXXVI, 491 S.; XI, 519 S.; VIII, 403 S., 115, 124 S. mit 143 (von ?) meist gefalteten Kupferstichtafeln und einigen Karten, einfache Fadenbindung, quart, (ohne Einbände / 1 Band etwas wasserrandig / Tafeln unvollständig) - Text niederländisch / Übersetzung von Pocockes gefeierter Monographie über den Nahen und Mittleren Osten, von Gibbon als Werk von \"\"Superior Learning and Dignity\"\" (Decline and Fall, Kap. 11, Nr. 69) gelobt. Diese niederländische Ausgabe wurde mit 27 Tafeln ergänzt, ein Aufsatz des Ministers Rutger Schutte auf den Reisen der Israeliten und ein Index zu biblischen Orten, die in den Hauptwerken gefunden wurden. Pococke reiste von 1733 bis 1736 ausgiebig in die Levante und erreichte Alexandria im September 1737. Er blieb drei Jahre im östlichen Mittelmeer und besuchte Ägypten, Palästina, Kleinasien und Griechenland. Sein Buch beschreibt diese Reisen. Die Arbeit war zu seinen Lebzeiten sehr beliebt und wurde von Gibbon (Blackmer) gelobt. Die Qualität und vor allem die Frühe seiner Beobachtungen und ihr Rekord in Prosa, Karten und Charts machen ihn zu einem der bedeutendsten nahöstlichen Reisenden, der mit Frederik Ludvig Norden und Carsten Niebuhr auftritt, um eine ägyptische Wiederbelebung in europäischer Kunst und Architektur zu stimulieren. / Blackmer 1323. - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Geographie,Alte Drucke vor 1850

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume XLIX (49) January to December 1779

      D Henry; R Cave, London 1779 - iii, 650pp, [xiv], 52pp + plates. 22 b/w plates and maps (8 fold-out); G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        121 Antique Prints-SOIERIE-SILK-FACTORY-FABRIC-WEAVING-Diderot-Benard-1779

      - 121 Antique prints, titled: 'Soierie.' - Plate 1-121: this large set of plates shows a silk factory, preparing and weaving silk into fabrics. Etching / engraving on hand laid paper. Description: This print originates from "Receuil de Planches, pour la Nouvelle Edition du Dictionnaire Raisonne", an accompanying plate volume for a quarto size Diderot / d'Alembert Encyclopedia ed., which was published in Geneva by Pellet, ca. 1779. It is based on the original 'Encyclopedie ou Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers [.].' which was published under the direction of Diderot and d'Alembert, with 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates between 1751 and 1772. It contained 72,000 articles written by more than 140 contributors. This encyclopdia was a massive reference work for the arts and sciences, as well as a means to propagate the ideas of the French Enlightment. The impact of this encyclopedia was enormous.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Robert Benard' after 'Diderot and d'Alembert'. Robert Benard 1734&#150;1777 was an 18th-century French engraver. Benard is mainly famous for having supplied a significant amount of plates (at least 1,800) to the Encyclopedie by Diderot & d'Alembert from 1751. Several engravers including J.A.Defehrt and Bonaventure/Benoit-Louis Prevost after J.R Lucotte or Goussier worked under his direction. Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was a French philosopher, art critic and writer. Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist and philosopher. Condition: Very good, given age. Occasional light foxing. Some damp staining. Some sheets with original middle fold. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: zolder-DLM The overall size is ca. 16 x 11.4 inch. The image size is ca. 14 x 9.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 40.7 x 29 cm. The image size is ca. 35.5 x 24.3 cm.

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        9 Antique Prints-PAULMERIE-TENNIS-RACQUETS-COURT-Diderot-Benard-1779

      - 9 Antique prints, titled: 'Paulmerie [.]' - Plate 1-9: Complete set of 9 plates on tennis / jeu de paume, paddle-bats or battoirs, and in various stages of construction strung racquets. Etching / engraving on hand laid paper. Description: This print originates from "Receuil de Planches, pour la Nouvelle Edition du Dictionnaire Raisonne", an accompanying plate volume for a quarto size Diderot / d'Alembert Encyclopedia ed., which was published in Geneva by Pellet, ca. 1779. It is based on the original 'Encyclopedie ou Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers [.].' which was published under the direction of Diderot and d'Alembert, with 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates between 1751 and 1772. It contained 72,000 articles written by more than 140 contributors. This encyclopdia was a massive reference work for the arts and sciences, as well as a means to propagate the ideas of the French Enlightment. The impact of this encyclopedia was enormous.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Robert Benard' after 'Diderot and d'Alembert'. Robert Benard 1734&#150;1777 was an 18th-century French engraver. Benard is mainly famous for having supplied a significant amount of plates (at least 1,800) to the Encyclopedie by Diderot & d'Alembert from 1751. Several engravers including J.A.Defehrt and Bonaventure/Benoit-Louis Prevost after J.R Lucotte or Goussier worked under his direction. Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was a French philosopher, art critic and writer. Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist and philosopher. Condition: Very good, given age. Occasional light foxing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: C322-37 The overall size is ca. 8.5 x 11.5 inch. The image size is ca. 7.2 x 9.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 21.6 x 29.2 cm. The image size is ca. 18.3 x 24.4 cm.

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        35 Antique Prints-SERRURERIE-METALWORK-LOCK-FITTING-SMITHY-Diderot-Benard-1779

      - 35 Antique prints, titled: 'Serrurerie.' - Plate 1-35: Complete set of 35 plates on metalworking and locksmithing. Detils of various branches of metalworking, including decorative elements, locks, nails, fittings and gratings. Etching / engraving on hand laid paper. Description: This print originates from "Receuil de Planches, pour la Nouvelle Edition du Dictionnaire Raisonne", an accompanying plate volume for a quarto size Diderot / d'Alembert Encyclopedia ed., which was published in Geneva by Pellet, ca. 1779. It is based on the original 'Encyclopedie ou Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers [.].' which was published under the direction of Diderot and d'Alembert, with 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates between 1751 and 1772. It contained 72,000 articles written by more than 140 contributors. This encyclopdia was a massive reference work for the arts and sciences, as well as a means to propagate the ideas of the French Enlightment. The impact of this encyclopedia was enormous.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Robert Benard' after 'Diderot and d'Alembert'. Robert Benard 1734&#150;1777 was an 18th-century French engraver. Benard is mainly famous for having supplied a significant amount of plates (at least 1,800) to the Encyclopedie by Diderot & d'Alembert from 1751. Several engravers including J.A.Defehrt and Bonaventure/Benoit-Louis Prevost after J.R Lucotte or Goussier worked under his direction. Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was a French philosopher, art critic and writer. Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist and philosopher. Condition: Very good, given age. Occasional light staining and soiling. Original middle fold. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: C322-01-10 The overall size is ca. 8.5 x 11.5 inch. The image size is ca. 7.1 x 9.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 21.6 x 29.2 cm. The image size is ca. 18 x 24.4 cm.

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        30 Antique Prints-CHARPENTE-WOODWORK-CONSTRUCTION-BRIDGE-Diderot-Benard-1779

      - 30 Antique prints, titled: 'Charpente [.]' - Plate 1-30: 'Charpente'. Complete set on woodworking. Plate 1 shows how to make planks from logs, and general carpentry skills. 2-4 show various wooden constructions used in architecture. 5-17 shows various (pontoon) bridges. Plate 18 shows a wooden press. 19 features a watermill on a ship while 20 shows a watermill on land. 21 -22 show a water-powered sawmill. 23-24 detail a the pumping system installed in the river Seine. 25-27 show naval related machines. 28-29 show wooden ships, while the final plate (30) shows tools. Etching / engraving on hand laid paper. Description: This print originates from "Receuil de Planches, pour la Nouvelle Edition du Dictionnaire Raisonne", an accompanying plate volume for a quarto size Diderot / d'Alembert Encyclopedia ed., which was published in Geneva by Pellet, ca. 1779. It is based on the original 'Encyclopedie ou Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers [.].' which was published under the direction of Diderot and d'Alembert, with 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates between 1751 and 1772. It contained 72,000 articles written by more than 140 contributors. This encyclopdia was a massive reference work for the arts and sciences, as well as a means to propagate the ideas of the French Enlightment. The impact of this encyclopedia was enormous.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Robert Benard' after 'Diderot and d'Alembert'. Robert Benard 1734&#150;1777 was an 18th-century French engraver. Benard is mainly famous for having supplied a significant amount of plates (at least 1,800) to the Encyclopedie by Diderot & d'Alembert from 1751. Several engravers including J.A.Defehrt and Bonaventure/Benoit-Louis Prevost after J.R Lucotte or Goussier worked under his direction. Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was a French philosopher, art critic and writer. Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist and philosopher. Condition: Very good, given age. Occasional light staining and soiling. Some of the sheets with a dampstain in the margin edge, which we can remove on request. Small crease in the lower right corner. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: C318-34-44 The overall size is ca. 16.4 x 11.3 inch. The image size is ca. 13.5 x 9.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 41.6 x 28.7 cm. The image size is ca. 34.2 x 24.1 cm.

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        Historia Coro-Graphica Natural y Evangélica de la Nueva Andalucía, Provincias de Cumana, Guayana y Vertientes del Río Orinoco.

      [Madrid] 1779 - "An Important Source For The History Of Venezuela And The Guiana.Fine Folding Map. Indians Customs". Folio; engraved title-page, folding map and three plates after Jose Ramos by Bartolomé Vazquez; contemporary Spanish calf. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST GENERAL HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF THE EASTERN PROVINCES OF VENEZUELA AND OF THE GUYANAS. Caulin was a Spanish Dominican missionary who had lived in the colonies for many years during their period of greatest colonial development. His account describes the geography, natural history, discovery and conquest, and missionary activities of Spaniards in Venezuela. He also gives long descriptions of the customs of the Indians. he first part gives a topographical survey of the countries, deals with their agricultural products, the vegetation, the animal world, the different populations, their forms of government, their pagan superstitions, etc. The second deals with the conquest and the Conquistadors. But the main interest centers around the missionary activities and martyrs among the missionaries. It is a rare book; Palau observes that only a very limited number of copies were distributed. The very detailed map of New Andalucia is dated 1778 and was engraved by Louis de Surville by order of José de Galvez, then minister of the Indies of Spain. * Bell Library C-154; JCB (I), p. 144; Medica 4893; Palau 50407 ("Obra interesante"); Sabin 11570. S.P. páginas [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres de Blaise Pascal.

      - La Haye, Detune [i.e. Paris, Nyon], 1779. 5 volumes in-8, plein veau romantique porphyre flammé et glacé, dos lisses ornés d'un riche décor de palettes, fer à froid répété et dentelles dorées, guirlande d&#146;encadrement sur les plats, roulettes sur les coupes et les chasses, portrait de Pascal en frontispice, un feuillet dépliant (II, p. 549) et 14 planches dépliantes gravées hors texte (9 au t.IV et 5 au t.V). Première et unique édition collective ancienne, en partie originale. Publiée par le mathématicien Charles Bossut d&#146;après les manuscrits originaux de l&#146;auteur, elle est ornée d'un portrait de Pascal d'après L.N. Quesnel et illustrée de 14 planches dépliantes gravées en taille-douce. Parmi les nombreux inédits, on trouve des 'Pensées', les &#145;Écrits sur la Grâce&#146;, le &#145;Traité du vide&#146; et une importante correspondance. Du fait des querelles jansénistes et de la répression qui s&#146;en suivit, il avait fallu attendre un siècle pour que cette édition voie le jour - encore avait-on dissimulé les nom et adresse de l'éditeur parisien Nyon aîné sous une adresse fictive hollandaise. Les tomes IV et V réunissent les &#156;uvres scientifiques éditées "très consciencieusement" selon Maire. On y trouve, pour la première fois en librairie, le recueil des pièces concernant la "Pascaline" (T.IV, p. 7-50) accompagnée de 5 figures descriptives en 2 planches dépliantes. La page 549 du tome II des "extases" de Pascal est dépliante. (Brunet, IV, 395. Maire, I, 246-255. Tchemerzine-Scheler, V, 76). Quelques petites griffures à la reliure, quelques rousseurs. Bel exemplaire, très bien relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vue de Dresden prise du Côté du Sud-ouest". Prächtige Gesamtansicht mit Blick über den Fluß auf die Brücke und die Brücke, Kirche nd Gebäude, im Vordergrund 4 Personen und 3 Pferde. Alt gouachierte Umrißradierung.

      Format (Bildbereich): 46 x 64 cm. Blattgröße: 53 x 66 cm. In altem Bilderrahmen des frühen 19. Jahrhundert, profilierte Goldleiste (67 x 87 cm) *Christian Gottlob Hammer (Dresden, 1779-1864) war ein bedeutender deutscher Landschaftsmaler und Kupferstecher der Dresdner Romantik. Er schuf vorwiegend Landschaftsbilder und Stadtansichten, insbesondere aus dem sächsischen Raum und seiner Heimatstadt Dresden und Umgebung. Seine Werke fanden den Beifall von Goethe und seinen Zeitgenossen und wurden auch in kleineren Formaten in Mappen und Bildfolgen verlegt. Vorliegend eines der großen Einzelblätter. - Unterrand angestaubt und teils etwas fleckig, im Bildbereich ein paar leichte vertikale Knickspuren (kaum sichtbar), in der linken oberen Ecke mit kleinem geschlossenem Einriß. Trotz der kleinerem Mängel noch in guter Gesamterhaltung und im originalen Kolorit. Nicht ausgerahmt.

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        Beschryving van het Oosten, en van eenige andere Landen. 3 Bände in 6 Bänden

      van Paddenburg/ Bosch u. Arrenberg/de Bruyn 1779 - - Text niederländisch / Übersetzung von Pocockes gefeierter Monographie über den Nahen und Mittleren Osten, von Gibbon als Werk von "Superior Learning and Dignity" (Decline and Fall, Kap. 11, Nr. 69) gelobt. Diese niederländische Ausgabe wurde mit 27 Tafeln ergänzt, ein Aufsatz des Ministers Rutger Schutte auf den Reisen der Israeliten und ein Index zu biblischen Orten, die in den Hauptwerken gefunden wurden. Pococke reiste von 1733 bis 1736 ausgiebig in die Levante und erreichte Alexandria im September 1737. Er blieb drei Jahre im östlichen Mittelmeer und besuchte Ägypten, Palästina, Kleinasien und Griechenland. Sein Buch beschreibt diese Reisen. Die Arbeit war zu seinen Lebzeiten sehr beliebt und wurde von Gibbon (Blackmer) gelobt. Die Qualität und vor allem die Frühe seiner Beobachtungen und ihr Rekord in Prosa, Karten und Charts machen ihn zu einem der bedeutendsten nahöstlichen Reisenden, der mit Frederik Ludvig Norden und Carsten Niebuhr auftritt, um eine ägyptische Wiederbelebung in europäischer Kunst und Architektur zu stimulieren. / Blackmer 1323. - Gewicht in Gramm: 5430 Van Paddenburg, Utrecht/ Bosch u. Arrenberg, Rotterdam /de Bruyn, Amsterdam, 1776-1786. Zusammen XXXVI, 491 S.; XI, 519 S.; VIII, 403 S., 115, 124 S. mit 143 (von ?) meist gefalteten Kupferstichtafeln und einigen Karten, einfache Fadenbindung, quart, (ohne Einbände / 1 Band etwas wasserrandig / Tafeln unvollständig)

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        Eigenh. Widmung.

      O. O. u. D., [wohl zwischen 1777 und 1779]. - 1 S. 8vo. Loses Vorsatzblatt eines hier nicht mehr vorhandenen Buches - wohl die "Erinnerungen aus dem Leben des Grafen Johann Hartwig Ernst von Bernstorf" (1777) - mit Sturz' Widmung: "Dem Durchlauchtigsten Herzog von Sachsen Gotha / von dem Verfasser". Beiliegend das Katalogblatt der Sammlung Eduard Fischer von Röslerstamm mit dessen eh. Inhaltsbezeichnung: "Vorstoßblatt eines seiner Bücher mit Dedication für den Herzog von Gotha". Von anderer, noch zeitgenössischer Hand in der Blattmitte, zwischen Widmung und Unterschrift, bezeichnet: "Autograph von Helferich Peter Sturz".

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        A Philosophical and Political History of the British Settlements and Trade in North America To Which is Annexed an Impartial History of the Present War in America From its Commencement to the Present Time

      12mo. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, leather label; rebacked with original spine laid down, corners renewed. Contemporary bookplate to front pastedown. Internally clean. Very good. xii,410pp. Edinburgh, C. Denovan,

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        Fundamenta Partiturae in Compendio Data. Das ist: Kurtzer / und gründlicher Unterricht / Den General-Bass, oder Partitur nach denen reglen recht und wohl schlagen zu lehrnen.

      Quer-8. Titel + 6 n.n. + 50 S. Priv. Hld. der Zeit. EA. Vgl. RISM 385. - Besitzsign. a. V. (Cajetan Joseph Streibel Hornung 1779), tlw. fleckig, einige Bleistift-Anm. im T., Gbrsp., Ebd. berieben. - Dedication letter to Jakob Ernst, Graf von Liechtenstein-Kastelkorn, type-set musical examples throughout, eighteenth-century Austrian half calf, manuscript title-label to cover, ownership inscription of Cajetan Joseph Streibel (February 1779), a few early pencil annotations, rubbed but sound, some foxing. - Die seltene Erstausgabe.

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        Biographia [Bigrafia] Evangelica: Or, An Historical Account Of The Lives And Deaths Of The Most Eminent And Evangelical Authors Or Preachers, Both British And Foreign, In The Several Denominations Of Protestants, From The Beginning Of The Reformation, To The Presnt Time: Wherein Are Collected, From Authentic Historians, Their Most Remarkable Actions, Sufferings, And Writings; Exhibiting The Unity Of Their Faith And Experience In Their Several Ages, Countries, And Professions; And Illustrating The Power Of Divine Grace In Their Holy Living And Dying

      Alex. Hogg / R. Denham/ Erasmus Middleton / Printed By J W Pasham 1779 1780 1784, London - Three Of Four Volumes, Issued 1779-1784. (X), 520, With 13 Plates; (Iv), 512, With 13 Plates; (Iv), 512 Pp. With 12 Plates. Volume I (1779), Volume Ii (1780), And Volume Iii (1784). Vols. I And Ii In Matching Old Calf, Morocco Spine Labels, Worn And Dried But Intact, Vol I Lacking Rear Endpapers And Rear Board; Volume Iii In Quarter Calf, Five Compartments, Rebacked With Original Spine Laid Down, Very Worn, Front Cover And Prelims Through Contents Page Are Detached, But All Volumes Complete. Many Portrait Plates By Thomas Trotter, Engraved After Original Paintings And, In A Few Cases, Original Medallions. Text Pages Clean And Complete, Ownership Signatures Of American Rev. James J. Woolsey In Vols I And Ii, With Ownership Signature Of Elizabeth Taylor Dated 1799; Bookplate Of Esther Fuller Maitland [Later The Wife Of Ridley Herschell, Father Of Lord Herschell] In Volume Iii; Huntington Library Duplicate Stamps On Rear Endpapers. Short Biographies, Two To Six Pages, Good Minute Biographies Of Their Lives And Achievements. Very Scarce: Worldcat Only Locates A Few Institutional Holdings, Most Consisting Of Only Partial Sets. Sold Only As A Group (I Would Like To Buy A Volume Iv With Clean, Undamaged Pages). International Shipping By Usps Insured Prority Or Express Mail, At Cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Della pena di morte. Edizione seconda riveduta, illustrata, ed arricchita dall'Autore.In Milano, nella regia ducal corte, per Giuseppe Richino Malatesta stampatore regio camerale, 1779.

      In Milano, nella regia ducal corte, per Giuseppe Richino Malatesta stampatore regio camerale 1779 - Cm. 21, pp. (8), xii, 115 (1). Legatura coeva in cartonato alla rustica con nervi passanti e titoli ms. al dorso. Tracce di polvere alla legatura, qualche sporadica e trascurabile macchietta. Esemplare in barbe e complessivamente ben conservato. Paolo Vergani (1753-1820), pensatore politico ed economista piemontese, fu vicino alle posizioni cattoliche. Il suo trattato sulla pena di morte, insieme al Discorso sulla giustizia criminale e a un saggio sul duello, contribuirono alla riforma del diritto penale italiano. Vergani trascorse gli ultimi anni della vita a Parigi, dove perlatro proseguì la sua produzione scientifica, ininterrotta per oltre trent'anni. Rara seconda edizione, rivista e aumentata dall'Autore. Cfr. Iccu; Edizioni giuridiche antiche in lingua italiana, II, 2, p. 889. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur les différentes espèces d'Air, qu'on désigne sous le nom d'Air fixe, pour servir de suite & de supplément aux Elémens de Physique du même Auteur.

      Gueffier 1779 - In-8 (196 x 122 mm) de 4 ff.n.ch., XVI, 400 pp.ch. et illustré de 5 pl.; veau marbré (reliure de l'époque). Duveen p.550; Partington, III, p.105-106; Neville, II, 475. Édition originale. "In the 1770's Sigaud collaborated with Macquer in investigating the aeriform fluids or "airs", newly discovered by Priestley. In 1776 they burned a quantity of the so-called "inflammable air" (hydrogen), and by holding a porcelain saucer over the flame they managed to collect a few drops of a colorless liquid that both researchers agreed was water. The experiment is often cited as an anticipation of some of the work later done by Cavendish, Lavoisier, and Monge on the synthesis of water" (D.S.B. XII, p.427). "An important treatise, in which are described the preparation, properties, and chemical reactions of several gases, including carbon dioxide, nitric oxide, hydrogen. There are numerous references to the earlier experiments of Boyle, Hales, Helmont, Magellan, Nooth, et al. In 1776 Sigaud assisted Macquer in experiments showing that water is produced when hydrogen burns in air. Pp.227-284 describe these experiments, which greatly helped Cavendish, Lavoisier and Monge in their later investigations on the composition of water" (Neville). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Kingdom of Sardinia. "Le Royaume de Sardaigne.

      Europe: Venice, Remondini, 1779. Copper engraved map of Sardinia, from Santini's "Atlas universel dressé sur les meilleures cartes modernes". Original outline colour; verso blank. The map shows the island in large scale with parts entering the scale lines, with part of Corsica to top. Decorative title cartouche upper right, text giving the history of the island upper lef and list ogf mineral mines to lower left Dark impression; paper lightly toned. Francois [Francesco] Santini was an Italian cartographer and map publisher based in Venice, who re-issued the works of Robert de Vaugondy, Homann's Heirs and De L'Isle. Cartography in Italy was then at a rather low ebb, so Santini, essentially a publisher rather than a map-maker modelled his work on two of the leading practitioners of cartography in Europe, the French map-makers Gilles and Didier Robert de Vaugondy and their "Atlas Universel" first published in 1758, and was much re-issued thereafter. The commercial success of the Atlas led Santini, to commission. a new set of plates published between 1776-84, being almost exact copies of the original French maps to which were added new maps of Italy for the home market. Alexis Hubert Jaillot (c. 1632- 1712) Hubert Jaillot trained as a sculptor. When he married the daughter of Nicholas Berey, he found himself positioned to inherit a lucrative map and print publishing firm.on the death of Nicholas Sanson, the premier French cartographer of the day, . Jaillot negotiated with his heirs to republish much of Sanson's work. Though not a cartographer himself, Jaillot's access to the Sanson plates enabled him to publish numerous maps and atlases with only slight modifications and updates to the originals. As a sculptor and an artist, Jaillot's maps were particularly admired for their elaborate and meaningful allegorical title cartouches and other decorative elements. Jaillot used his allegorical cartouche work to extol the virtues of the Sun King Louis IV, and his military and political triumphs. These earned him the patronage of the French crown who used his maps in the tutoring of the young Dauphin. In 1686 he was awarded the title of Geographe du Roi and with it significant prestige and the coveted yearly stipend of 600 Livres. Jaillot was one of the last French map makers to acquire this title. Louis XV, after taking the throne, replaced the position with the more prestigious and singular title of Premier Geographe du Roi. Jaillot died in Paris in 1712. His most important work was his 1693 "Le Neptune Francois". Remondini (fl. c. 1657 - 1861) were a family of printers who worked originally based in Bassano del Grappa, near Venice. Giovanni Antonio Remondini (1634-1711), the family patriarch, was born in Padua in 1634. In 1657, he took a home the main square of Bassano where he opened a shop drapes, wool, silk and iron tools. He also sold woodcuts of saints which proved popular with local farmers who believed they bought spiritual protection. When Giovanni died in 1711 his printing business fell into the hands of his son, Joseph Remondini. In 1750 Joseph expended the family business into Venice proper. Having several paper factories established by Giovanni Antonio, the Remondini were in a position to undercut competitors in Venice. The Remondini employed a number of talented engravers, including Paolo Santini, an Abbot who specialized in sacred images as well as cartography. Their corpus includes several beautifully produced atlases, though, cartographically speaking, little in the way of original work. The family fell into decline following the Napoleonic invasions, finally closing their doors in 1861 Phillips 647. Europe Italy & Malta Sardinia Sardaigne

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        Revolutionary War Autograph Pay Order issued by William Pitkin, and Signed as Received by Benjamin Tallmadge

      Very Good. Approximately 10" x 3.5". Laid paper. Old folds and some ink smudges, sound and very good. Order dated "Hartford January 27th 1779. Pitkin authorizes payment of thirty one pounds to the Selectmen of Fairfield, Connecticut for supporting John Mc [?] "...a transient person." Tallmadge endores on the verso: Rec'd. Fairfield April 23d 1779 of [?] John Allen, Town Treasurer the contents of the within order. Benj. N. Tallmadge."Tallmadge was Washington's Chief of Intelligence and organized the Culper Ring of spies in his birthplace of Setauket on Long Island, from which he communicated by water from Fairfield. This document is interesting in that it displays support for a "transient person", the name not easily readable, which might indicate the person was an agent or informant. Revolutionary War-era signatures of Tallmadge are relatively uncommon.

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        Voyage dans les mers de l'Inde, fait par ordre du Roi à l'occasion du passage de Vénus sur le disque du soleil le 6 juin 1761 & le 3 du même mois 1769.

      A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1779-1781. 2 vol. in-4° (260 x 203 mm.) de : I. xvi (titre, dédicace, avant-propos, table des chapitres et des articles), 707 pp, xiii (table des matières), [3] (additions, fautes à corriger) pp. 13 planches gravées dépliantes (dont 4 cartes) ; II. xvi (titre, avant-propos, table), 844 pp, xvi, [4] (fautes à corriger, avis au relieur) pp. 14 planches gravées dépliantes (dont 8 cartes). 27 planches au total. Plein veau marbré d'époque (full calf & contemporary binding), dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre maroquin rouge, double filets or sur les coupes, tranches rouges, gardes de papier marbré. (Reliure époque). (Ex-libris Bibliothèque Grandidier). " Edition originale de cette importante relation scientifique due à l'astronome français Guillaume Joseph Hyacinthe Jean-Baptiste Le Gentil de la Galaisière (1725-1792). Ce dernier s'embarqua sur ordre de l'Académie des Sciences pour l'Inde afin d'observer le passage de Vénus sur le disque du Soleil. Il partit de Brest le 26 mars 1760 à bord du Berryer, un vaisseau de cinquante canons de la Compagnie des Indes, et arriva le 10 juillet à l'Ile-de-France (île Maurice), espérant y trouver un autre navire qui appareillerait pour l'Inde. Dans l'impossibilité datteindre Pondichéry en raison du conflit contre les Anglais, il fera quelques observations à l'Ile Maurice et décidera d'attendre le passage suivant de Vénus huit ans plus tard. Ainsi son voyage scientifique durera au final onze ans et demi. Il met alors à profit son long séjour et parcourt l'Inde et l'Océan Indien depuis Madagascar jusqu'à Manille, recueillant des spécimens de sciences naturelles, relevant des positions géographiques ou des témoignages ethnologiques pour étudier les marées, les moussons, l'histoire naturelle, l'astronomie et la religion des Indiens. Son ouvrage comporte de nombreuses et précieuses informations sur Madagascar, l'Ile Maurice, la Réunion ainsi que sur les Philippines, détails sur les murs des Indiens de la côte de Coromandel, sur l'astronomie des Brahmes, observations astronomiques faites à Pondichéry, remarques sur la navigation à travers le détroit de Malacca. Il parvint à rejoindre à Pondichéry où le gouverneur lui fit construire un observatoire auquel Le Gentil se consacrera plus d'une année. La riche iconographie de l'ouvrage est constituée de 27 planches et cartes consacrées aux informations collectées et à ses observations astronomiques. Bel exemplaire. 2 vols. 4to. 27 engraved folding plates (including 12 maps). Contemporary calf. First edition of this travel account, important for its scientific dimension, by Guillaume Le Gentil (1725-1792). Sent by the Académie des Sciences in India to realized astronomical surveys, he spent 11 years travelling in Indian Ocean, Madagascar, South-East Asia, India. This work, nicely illustrated, is full of interesting informations on ethnography, natural history, astronomical observations, navigation remarks, etc. about Manille, Malacca Strait, India, Philippines, Madagascar, Reunion, etc. " Bel exemplaire en reliure d'époque très habilement restauré.

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        The Tragedies of Aeschylus. In two volumes

      London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell 1779. In 2 volumes. Second edition, corrected, with notes. lxvi, (22), 254, (1); 383 pp. Contemporary full calf with raised bands to spines and black leather title labels. Minor marks to boards and slight wear to head of spines. Scattered light foxing. Bindings firm. . Very Good. Full Calf. Second Edition. 1779. 8vo..

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        Malaca Conquistada pelo grande Affonso de Albuquerque, Poema Heroico. Com os argumentos de D. Bernarda Ferreira. Terceira Impressao mais correcta que as precedentes.

      Lisboa, Joze' de Aquino Bulhoens 1779. (8) 461 p. Contemporary Leather, 4° (Parts of the spine have been restored in the past. Third edition of this classical piece of Portuguese poetical literature by Francisco de Sá de Menezes, ca.1600-1664. The poem is divided in 12 chapters and describes the Portugese conquest of Malacca (Malaca Conquistada).).

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        SAINTE BIBLE EN LATIN ET EN FRANCOIS - 13 TOMES EN 13 VOLUMES (TOME 2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+11+12+14+17) - MANQUE LES TOMES 1, 13,15 ET 16

      SENS / GAUDE 1779 - R260231801: 890+761+856+880+855+906+986+861+936+832+902+669+94+140+308+62+20 pages - texte en 2 colonnes - contreplats et plats jaspés - pièces de titre marron avec filets ornementés auteur titre tomaison dorés sur le dos - pièce de titre frottées - MANQUE LES TOMES 1, 13,15 ET 16 - Nombreuses annotations à l'encre sur le tome 14 pouvant altérer la lecture - 5 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES 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 et des auteurs les plus célèbres, pour faciliter l'intelligence de l'écriture saine - 3e édition revue corrigée et augmentée de diverses notes et dissertations nouvelles - Tome 2 : L'Exode, le lévitique et les nombres - Tome 3 : Le Deutéronome, Josué, Les Juges et Ruth - Tome 4 : Les quatre livres des Rois - Tome 5 : Les deux livres des paralipomenes, Esdras et Néhémias - Tome 6 : Tobie, Judith, Esther et Job - Tome 7 : Les Psaumes - Tome 8 : Les livres sapientiaux - Tome 9 : Les preliminaires des prophètes et Isaie - Tome 10 : Jérémie Baruch et Ezéchiel - Tome 11 : Daniel et les douze petits prophetes - Tome 12 : Les livres canoniques des Maccabées, avec un supplément aux notes sur les prophetes et un appendix sur les livres apocryphes d'Esdras et des Maccabées et sur l'Histoire des Juifs - Tome 14 : les quatre livres des Saints Evangiles - Tome 17 : quatre dissertations sur Esdras et 8 différentes tables avec une planche qui représente les caractères samaritains anciens et modernes In-8 Relié. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 220-Bible [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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