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        The Letters of Guatimozin, on the Affairs of Ireland, as first published in the Freeman's Journal, and which Having Been Since Re-Printed in London, Have Gone Through Several Editions There; To which are added, the letters of Causidicus, that Accompanied the Essay of Guatimozin in Their First Appearance

      Dublin: Printed by R. Marchbank, and sold by Isaac Colles. 1779. Octavo. [4], 82pp., with a half-title. Disbound and stitched. Small contemporary manuscript note: "By Frederick Jebb, M.D.," in neat ink on the title page, light toning, very good. A scarce pamphlet by Frederick Jebb as "Guatimozin," and with two letters by Sir Cecil Wray as "Causidicus." Scarce in the trade. Goldsmiths 11785; ESTC T112979. .

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      Florence, Imprimerie de François Mouecke, 1779. In-folio (mm. 470x355), p. pergam. coeva, pp. 24, vignetta al frontesp., due belle grandi iniz. figur. e una testata, disegnate da Campiglia e inc. in rame. L'opera, dedicata a Pietro Leopoldo Granduca di Toscana, è illustrata da 19 pregevoli tavv. inc. in rame (una più volte ripieg.), di cui: 16 raffigurano singolarmente il celebre gruppo di statue del mito di Niobe esistenti nella Galleria degli Uffizi di Firenze e 3 tavv. rappresentano i personaggi del mito in bassorilievo; le tavv. sono disegnate da Michele Maestri e finemente incise dal fiorentino Ferdinando Gregori. "Prima edizione" apparsa nello stesso anno in italiano e in francese. Cfr. Brunet,II,1156: "dissertation justement estimée" - Cicognara,3505. Risguardi e frontesp. con alone, 2 cc. con macchia al marg. bianco sup., lievi fiorit. al margine di alc. tavv. ma complessivam. esempl. ben conservato, su carta forte.

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      London: Thomas Cadell, 1779. half leather, cloth, raised bands on spine with gilt stamping, top edge gilt. small 4to. half leather, cloth, raised bands on spine with gilt stamping, top edge gilt. (ii), 38, (2) pages. Address by Joshua Reynolds, president of the Royal Academy from 1768 to 1792, recommending that aspiring artists learn their craft from various schools of painting. This was Reynolds's 8th discourse as president of the Academy (Watson 2, 1176), delivered on the occasion of awarding prizes. Presentation by the author, inscribed at the head of the half-title, "Mr. Cambridge from the author." Includes one leaf of advertisements of other works by the publisher. Boards rubbed and scuffed at edges and along spine; cloth board faded along edges. Light tanning in text. Later gift inscription on one of the front free endpapers.

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        Cartas críticas sobre varias questiones eruditas, científicas, physicas y morales, a la moda y al gusto del presente siglo, escritas en idioma toscano, por el. / Traducelas al castellano Don Antonio Reguart. [12 volúmenes]

      - Madrid: Blas Román, 1779 [los 3 primeros tomos], 1777 [tomos 4 al 6] y sin fecha [tomos 7 al 12].- 12 Vols. (con unas 350 pp. cada volumen); 8º menor (15,3 cm.); Pleno Pergamino Flexible época.- Aunque las fechas de edición van alteradas, tanto la impresión como el tamaño y la encuadernación son identicos. La encuadernación algo gastada, el tomo 2 con una pequeña perforación en la lomera y el tomo 12 con desgarros en la mitad superior de la lomera y con pequeñas faltas de pergamino en la misma. El interior en perfecto estado. Libro en español [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Great Revolutionary War letter to Aaron Burr regarding a British prisoner who would soon be his brother-in-law

      "Autograph letter signed ?Jno. Beatty?, 2p, 7.5? x 12? Middle Brook [New Jersey], May 23, 1779, Commissary of Prisoners Office. Overall toning, some minor paper loss, professionally repaired. In response to a letter written by Aaron Burr, Beatty writes: ""Dear Sir, I am this moment favored with yours of yesterday. The duplicate of which you allude to in your postscript has not yet reached me. Thank you for the good opinion you are pleased to entertain of my disposition to heal prisoners under my care, with every indulgent civility in my power and not incompatible with the line of my office. / I have been made acquainted with Mr. Devisme [De Visme] Character, as also every circumstance attending his capture, and I am happy in having it in my power to indulge him at your request in remaining for the present with his friends at Paramus. / I wish for no other security than his prudence and your Honour but as it is official, am obliged to prescribe to him the inclosed parole, which you will be pleased to have signed and transmitted to me by the first conveyance. / It does not lie with me to give him permission to go to N. York for any space of time and indeed I would advise him not to urge a matter of what kind at this time as it would appear unreasonable and I am confident it would be denied [to] him. / You will be kind enough to present my respects to Mrs. Prevost which I have the honor of some small acquaintance with. I am . . . with much esteem / Your mo: Obt / Hum Servt [your most obedient servant] / John Beatty.? In postscript ?Col. Aaron Burr?Peter De Visme was a British officer, captured at sea. His sister, Mrs. Theodosia [De Visme] Prevost was then married to Major General Augustine Prevost of the British Army, wrote to her personal friend, George Washington, who replied on May 19, 1779, ?Madam: It is much to be regreted, that the pleasure of obeying the first motions in favor of misfortune, is not always in our power. I should be happy, could I consider myself at liberty to comply with your request, in the case of your brother, Mr. Peter De Visme, But, as I have heretofore taken no direction in the disposal of marine prisoners, I cannot with propriety, interfere on the present occasion; however great the satisfaction I should feel in obliging, where you are interested. Your good sense will perceive this, and find a sufficient excuse in the delicacy of my situation.? After her husband?s death during the Revolutionary War in the West Indies, Theodosia De Visme Provost married Aaron Burr in 1782.John Beatty (1749-1826) , a Delegate and a Representative from New Jersey; was graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1769; studied medicine in Philadelphia; entered the Revolutionary Army in 1775 attained the rank of major when he was made prisoner at the surrender of Fort Washington; after his exchange was appointed commissary general of prisoners with the rank of colonel May 28, 1778; resigned March 31, 1780, resumed the practice of medicine in Princeton, N.J.; member of the State council 1781-1783; Member of the Continental Congress in 1784-1785; appointed by President Lee as one of the special committee to receive and take leave of General Lafayette in the name of the Continental Congress while it was in session at Trenton on December 11, 1784; member of the State convention that adopted the Federal Constitution in 1787; member of the State general assembly in 1789 and 1790, serving as speaker; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the Third Congress (March 4, 1793-March 3, 1795); brigadier general of the Somerset Militia 1793-1796; secretary of state of New Jersey 1795-1805. "

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        Aussicht vom Glacis gegen die Alstergasse.

      Wien, Artaria, 1779.. Altkolorierte Umrissradierung von und nach Johann Ziegler. Bildausschnitt 27 x 41,5 cm, Blattgr. 42,5 x 56 cm.. Schwarz, Wiener Straßenbilder im Zeitalter des Rokoko, 2; Nebehay-Wagner 671/2, Paulusch, Ikonografie von Österreich, W3734. Dekorative Ansicht der Alser Straße und eines Teils des Alservorstadt, heute Teile der Bezirke Josefstadt und Alsergrund. Der Blick reicht links von der Alserkirche (ehemals Dreifaltigkeitskirche der Minoriten) und rechts bis zur Schwarzspanierkirche mit dem Konventsgebäude, dem Sterbeort Ludwig van Beethovens, zwischen den beiden Kirche die ehemalige Alser Kaserne, im Vordergrund exerzierende Soldaten; erster Etat von 2 mit Widmung an Fürst Karl von Liechtenstein (1730-1789) mit seinem Wappen unterhalb der Darstellung; auf Papier Kool, wie meist in dezenten Farben koloriert, eine papierbedingte Dünnstelle im Himmel sonst tadellos.

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        The general state of medical and chirurgical practice exhibited

      London: Almon..., 1779. Graham, James (1745-94). The general state of medical and chirurgical practice, exhibited. . . . 12mo. 248pp. London: Printed and sold by Mr. Almon . . . ,1779. 167 x 101 mm. Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards. Minor browning & foxing, a few stains, library stamps and markings on title and a few other leaves. Very good copy. "Sixth edition," so styled. OCLC cites a fourth edition of 1778, and a 1776 pamphlet of 22 pages entitled A Short Inquiry into the Present State of Medical Practice, which may represent an earlier edition. OCLC also cites two other 1779 "sixth editions" with different paginations (x, 71, [1]pp.; 71, [1], 37, [1]pp.) and imprint reading "Printed and sold by all the principal booksellers in Great Britain." The present edition includes a section entitled "A sketch: Or, short description of Dr. Graham's medical apparatus, &c., erected about the beginning of the year 1780. . . ," indicating that this edition may have been published later than its imprint date. Graham, one of the most notorious British quacks, studied medicine at Edinburgh but never qualified as a physician. He spent some time in America during his twenties, including two years in Philadelphia where he learned of Franklin's electrical experiments. He began touting electricity as a cure-all, particularly for sexual ailments, and upon his return to London in 1775 began to practice "electric medicine," quickly attracting a rich and fashionable clientele. In 1779 Graham opened his celebrated "Temple of Health," where clients willing to pay the two-guinea entrance fee "could wander through ornately furnished rooms, breathe in the perfumed air, listen to music or hear Graham delivering lectures on health, buy medicines, inspect the 'medico-electrical apparatus,' or watch scantily-clad young women pose among the statues" (museumofhoaxes). One of these young women was Emma Lyon, destined to achieve a notoriety of her own as Emma Hamilton, wife of Sir William Hamilton and lover of the British naval hero Lord Horatio Nelson. The highlight of the Temple of Health was Graham's electrified "Celestial Bed," where for an additional fifty pounds couples suffering from impotence or sterility could have their sexual and reproductive powers restored. "The bed was twelve feet long by nine wide and could be tilted so that it lay at various angles. The mattress was filled with 'sweet new wheat or oat straw, mingled with balm, rose leaves, and lavender flowers,' as well as hair from the tails of fine English stallions" (museumofhoaxes). Gartrell 213. Wellcome III, 144. Darnton, Mesmerism, pp. 15, 36.

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        Willem de Eerste

      David Klippink 1779 - - David Klippink, Te Amsterdam 1779, in 4 (24x20cm), 3ff. xiv. 504pp. et 25 planches., Un Vol. relié. - Edition originale rare absente du catalogue de toutes les grandes bibliothèques nationales exception faite pour la British Library. 25 belles planches de Buys gravées par Koming. Demi Basane fauve marbrée, dos lisse avec 4 grands fers et multiples roulettes (reliure plus tardive 1810). Pièce de titre déchirée coiffe supérieure abimée, petit manque sur celle en queue, mors fendillés, une déchirure sur le dos, sinon bel exemplaire, à l'intérieur très frais. L'ouvrage consiste en une épopée en vers et en 24 chants de la vie et des exploits de Guillaume Ier de Nassau, Prince d'Orange, Stathouder de la Hollande, dit Guillaume le Taciturne. 3ff. xiv. 504pp. et 25 planches. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Teutsche Merkur vom Jahre 1779. Erstes und zweytes Vierteljahr in einem Band. Januar - März. April - Junius).

      Weimar 1779.. 1. Aufl. S. 1 - 287 (1). Mit 1 gefalt. Notenblatt "Wiegenlied" von Siegmund Freiherr v. Senckendorff, S. 1 - 287. Mit 1 gefalt. Notenblatt "An die Rose S." von Carolina Wolf [d.i. Maria Carolina Benda]. S. mit Rotschnitt. OHalbleder auf 5 Bünden u. Lederecken m. Rückenschild u. Rückenvergold. 17x11 cm.. - KEIN REPRINT! - Ebd. stark beschädigt, Buchecken und -kanten bestoßen, Vor-, Nachsatz u. Titelei mit Leimschatten, Bd. durchgehend gering wasserrandig, S. etw. gewellt. -- Aus dem Inhalt: "Beschreibung einer Rechnungs-Maschine, wodurch man ohne Mühe, durch bloße Herumführung eines Triebels, die vier gewöhnlichen Rechnungs-Arten verrichten kann". Autor: Hahn, P.M.; "Pervonte oder die Wünsche". Autor: Wieland, C.M.; "Onockiamaxia oder der Proceß um des Esels Schatten. Ein Anhang zur Geschichte der Abderiten". Autor: Wieland, C.M.; "Beurtheilung der Poetischen Blumenlese für das J. 1779 ... und des Musen-Almanachs". Autor: Jacobi, J.G.; "Odysee. Vierzehnter Gesang". Autor: Homer; "Der Proceß um des Esels Schatten". Autor: Wieland, C.M.; "Abgenöthigter Nachtrag zur Johann-Bunkliade". Autor: Wieland, C.M.; "Die Onoskiamachie fortgesetzt". Autor: Wieland, C.M.; "Franz von Sickingen". Autor: Meusel, J.G.; "Ob Cimabue der erste Wiederhersteller der Malerkunst in Italien sey?" Autor: Jagemann, C.J. und weitere Beiträge. --- Wir akzeptieren VISA und MASTERCARD. Credit cards accepted. ---

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      1779 - Materia: Primera edición de esta obra de economia escrita por Bernard Ward: De origen irlandés y establecido en España, estuvo al servicio de Fernando VI, quien lo envió de gira por Europa y España para que observara y recogiera datos para posibles reformas económicas que mejoraran el estado del reino (1750-1754). A la larga devino en secretario de la Junta de Comercio y escribió sus recomendaciones en 1762, aunque murió antes de verlas publicadas en el seno de su Proyecto económico. Publicación: Madrid; Joaquin Ibarra, 1779 (1ª edición). Descripción fisica: 4º (22 cm.) Anteportada., portada., XXVIII páginas., 400 p. Encuadernación plena piel de época con nervios y doorados en el lomo. Conservación: Buen estado, ligeros restos de humedad en algunas hojas poco aprecieble en general papel limpio y fuerte. Antiguas anotaciones en algunas hojas. Encuadernación con perdida en el margen superior de la contratapa. RBS 1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [N.p. ca. 1779].. Mezzotint, 14 x 10 inches. Matted. Trimmed to the plate mark. Minor dust- soiling, mild staining to bottom edge, not affecting the caption. Very good. A stunning portrait of John Paul Jones, the father of the American Navy, and the source of one of the greatest quotes of the American Revolution, "I have not yet begun to fight." Jones allegedly uttered the line after being asked to surrender while his ship, the Bon Homme Richard, was sinking. "Commissioned a lieutenant in the Continental Navy by Congress in 1775, John Paul Jones, a Scotsman by birth, soon proved himself exceptional in both seamanship and courage. The DAB describes Jones as 'homely, small, thin, and active,' but his size and stature never detracted from his proud bearing" (Creswell). CRESSWELL 132.

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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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        Reflections on the Present State of the East-India Trade

      London: [no printer], 1779. Octavo pamphlet, 16 pp., title-page and last page rather worn, simple faded number stamp at head of title; very good in modern marbled paper wrappers. Sailing instructions for traders: keep New Holland to port. Very rare pamphlet: the East India Company, Captain Cook, and the opening up of a broader South Seas trade. In this small essay Forrest sought to unshackle the East India traders from their slavish adherence to returning to Europe by the Cape of Good Hope, instead arguing for a much broader trade with the countries of the Indian Ocean and south-east Asia, with ships returning via the Pacific ("leaving New Holland on the left hand"), taking advantage of the "fair wind" in "a high south latitude."Forrest was involved in the 1770 settlement of Balambangan, a colonising project based on recommendations by Alexander Dalrymple; from 1774 he was in the service of the East India Company, who wanted to extend their sources of trade in the direction of New Guinea. The same year as this small pamphlet was published Forrest also issued his classic voyage account, A Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, from Balambangan (1779), which detailed his 1774-1776 journey of exploration in the region. The Voyage to New Guinea is well known for its dedication to Sir Joseph Banks ("Who thirsting after Knowledge, left the Enjoyment of Opulence and Ease, to sail round the World"), so it is no surprise that much of the pamphlet also relates to similar themes.Forrest first wrote the piece as early as 1769, but obviously returned to the theme with his new-found expertise uppermost in his mind, adding the new postscript about Cook. He begins with a potted history of the East India Company which includes some comments on his own shipwreck in 1762 and several months spent living with the Dutch. He then expands his ambitious proposal on trade, imagining a second East India Company which would work in sympathetic collusion with the first but go much further afield in the region. In the 1779 post-script he comments that the time is ripe for his ideas to be pressed into service, not least because in the intervening decade "the method of circumnavigating recommended by him, has been successfully prosecuted by Captain Cook..."

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        Nouveau dictionnaire historique : ou, Histoire abregee de tous les hommes qui se sont fait un nom ..., avec des tables chronologiques ... / par une societe de gens-de-lettres [complete in 6 volumes]

      Caen :, Paris :, Rouen : chez G. Le Roy, chez Le Jay, chez P. Machuel, 1779, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Fourth EditionGood copies bound in full tree-lined calf. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines, with raised bands and gilt-decorated spine compartments. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and worn as with age. Surface wear and scuffs to spine cover and panels. Marbled endpapers. Volume 1 lacks ffep and half-title page. This unique and collectible set remains particularly well-preserved for its age. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pages; Physical description: 6 v. ; 20 cm. Subjects: History -- Dictionaries -- 18th century -- Reference works -- Biography -- Early works to 1800. Notes: Each vol. has a separate t.p., with t.p. ornament. Main text in double columns. Head- and tail-pieces. Language: French.

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        A Letter to the Earl of Carlisle, from William Eden, Esq. on the Representations of Ireland, respecting a Free Trade

      Dublin: Printed by R. Marchbank, for the Company of Booksellers. 1779. First. First edition, with the price printed at the foot of the title page: "[Price, Sixpence Halfpenny.]" Octavo. 47, [1]pp. Disbound and stitched. Light toning, very good. A scarce pamphlet by William Eden (Baron Auckland) addressed to Frederick Howard (Earl of Carlisle). A scarce variant edition not in Adams. OCLC locates only 4 holdings. ESTC T136252. .

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        Prefaces, Biographical And Critical, To The Works of the English Poets, complete in 10 volumes

      , unusual pagination, each poet begins with page 1, approximately 230 - 287 pages, these books (Volumes 1 - 4, 1779, and Volumes 5 - 10, 1781) are the original titles, later publishers reprinted them as The Lives of the English Poets, black and white frontispiece of Samuel Johnson in the first volume, Volume I. Cowley and Waller, Volume II. Milton and Butler, Volume III. Dryden, Volume IV. Denham, Sprat, Roscommon, Rochester, Yalden, Otway, Duke, Dorset, Halifax, Stepney, Walsh, Garth, King, J Philips, Smith, Pomfret and Hughes, Volume V. Addison, Blackmore and Sheffield, Volume VI. Granville, Rowe, Trickell, Congreve, Fenton and Prior, Volume VII. Pope, Volume VIII. Swift, Gay, Broome, Pitt, Parnell, A Philips, and Watts, Volume IX. Savage, Somerville, Thomson, Hammond and Collins and Volume X. Young, Dyer, Mallet, Shenstone, Akenside, Lyttelton, West and Gray

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        Plan de L'Isthme de L'Acadie Comprenant le Beau-Bassin avec une Partie de la Baie Verte.

      Depot General de la Marine, Paris 1779 - Size : 390x580 (mm), 15.375x22.875 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Beskrivelse over den Opmaalings Maade, som er brugt ved de Danske geographiske Karter;

      Med tilføiet trigonometrisk Karte over Siæland, og de der henhørende Triangler, beregnede Longituder og Latituder, samt astronomiske Observationer. Kbhvn.: Gyldendal 1779. Med tabeller i teksten samt 2 udfoldelige kobberplancher og stort udfoldeligt kobberstukket kort. XVI + 132 s. Samtidigt halvlæder med rig gulddekoration på ryggen. Navn på friblad.. Meget sjælden.Bibl. Danica II, 43

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        Six Old Plays, on Which Shak-Speare Founded His Measure for Measure, Comedy of Errors, Taming the Shrew, King John, K. Henry IV, and K. Henry V, King Lear - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London, : Printed For S. Leacroft ... And Sold By J. Nichols ... T. Evans ... And H. Payne ..., MDCCLXXIX [1779], 1779, Hardback, First EditionFinely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 0 pages; Contents include: v. 1. Promos and Cassandra [by G. Whetstone] Menaechmi [by Plautus] The taming of a shrew. K. John, pt. 1.--v. 2. K. John [pt. 2] V. The true chronicle of history of King Leir.... Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Sources. With reproductions of original title-pages. Physical desc. : 2 v ; 22cm. Paged continuously.

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        Beskrivelse over den Opmaalings Maade, som er brugt ved de Danske geographiske Karter;

      . Med tilföiet trigonometrisk Karte over Siaeland, og de der henhörende Triangler, beregnede Longituder og Latituder, samt astronomiske Observationer. Kbhvn.: Gyldendal 1779. Med tabeller i teksten samt 2 udfoldelige kobberplancher og stort udfoldeligt kobberstukket kort. XVI + 132 s. Samtidigt halvlaeder med rig gulddekoration pa ryggen. Navn pa friblad. * Meget sjaelden.<br>Bibl. Danica II, 43..

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        History of the Common Law [etc.] [with] An Analysis of the Civil Part of the Law. The Fourth Edition

      London: Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall . . . for T. Cadell [etc.], 1779. Modern cloth-backed marbled boards, a bit embrowned, but sound The best early edition of Hale&#39;s classic works, prepared by Charles Runnington who (in Holdsworth&#39;s words) "prefixed a life of Hale, and added very extensive notes"; Hale&#39;s &#39;Analysis&#39;, though not called for by the title page, is appended

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        The Commentaries, or Reports of Edmund Plowden . . . Originally Written in French, And now faithfully translated into English . . . To which are added, The Quaeries of Mr. Plowden, Now first rendered into English at large with References [etc.]. Folio

      London: [1] Printed for Edward Brooke; [2] for the Translator, 1779-61. Modern 1/4 morocco over decorated boards, a good tall copy The first English translation of Plowden&#39;s Commentaries (first published in 1761), the reports marking the break with the Year Books, providing (in the words of Dr. Baker) "the conception of a law report as a reasoned exposition of the law

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        On the Precession of the Equinoxes Produced By the Sun&#39;s Attraction ( published in the &#39;Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London&#39; )

      London: Royal Society , 1779. Collation, papers xxxi, to xxxv, ( 4 works in total ) of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, pages 485 through to 554 inclusive. First work. 1. Second paper concerning some Barometrical Measures in the Mines of the Hartz. 2. Procession of the Equinoxes.Folding plate trimmed. 3. An Examination of Various Ores in the Museum of Dr William Hunter. Folding plate. 4. Abstract of a Register of the Barometer, Thermometer, and Rain, at Lyndon, in Rutland. Bound in modern. hardcover. Binding chipped on spine, worn. Internally, pages and plates in very good clean condition. A6. First Edition. Very Good. Large 8vo.

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        PlateLXXXVII - Momordica rufa, Linn. Liane a Torchon

      Paris, chez l'auteur 1779 - Pierre Joseph Buchoz, 1731-1807 A selection from Les dons merveilleux et diversement coloriés de la nature dans le règne vegetal, ou collection de plantes précieusement coloriés, Paris:chez l'auteur, 1779-1783. Dimensions:11" x 18 1/2" Condition: Very good Original hand-colored engraving on fine, laid, chain-linked, water-marked paper.Embellished by the iconography of the best engravers of the period, this is one of the more important works of Pierre Joseph Buc&#146;hoz and is remarkable for its great attention to color and detail. The black border around the image lends itself to being used as an outstanding framed piece. Pierre Joseph Buchoz was born in Metz and studied medicine, botany and natural history. ***** ***Eligible with purchase for 50% discount on framing for this item by Arader Galleries.

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        Oeuvres d`histoire naturelle et de philosophie.,

      Neuchatel, Fauche 1779-1783. - Bde. 1-4, 6-8, 10, 12-14, 16-18 (zus. 14 v. 18 Bde.) Mit Titelportr. u. 50 (v. 51) gefalt. Kupfertaf. HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgeprägt. zweifarb. Rückensch. In sehr gutem Zustand. - (Collection complette des oeuvres) Nissen, ZBI, 461; Brunet I, 1103 - Charles Bonnet (1720 - 1793), Schweizer Naturforscher und Philosoph, früher Vertreter der Evolutionstheorie. An dem nach ihm benannten Charles-Bonnet-Syndrom, das Halluzinationen beschreibt, erkrankte er später selbst. Gewicht in Gramm: 8000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA CADUTA DEL VELINO NELLA NERA. in Roma per il Casaletti, 1779.

      - Carton. orig. policr., XXIV pp 1 mappa ripieg. con il corso del fiume Nera, 1 incis. con la cascata, 1 incis. con un ponte sul Velino. Picc. macchie, abras. sul carton., altrim. buona copia con ampi marg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Montargis, Laquatre, 1779, 20x26, trois volumes. Reliure en plein veau marron. Dos à cinq nerfs orné de motifs fleuraux dorés. Tomaison en lettres dorées. Pièce de titre havane. Triple encadrement des plats à froid. Filet doré sur les coupes. Tranches rouges. Illustré de vingt gravures dépliantes. Papier magnifique, dos fatigués mais ouvrages solides. Envoi de photographies sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [Boston: Edes & Gill], 1779. - Broadside, 18 x 13 1/2 inches. Printed in four columns. Some minor loss. Backed with heavier paper. Very good. Matted. Proclamation made by the Massachusetts state congress concerning the economic impact of the Revolutionary War upon the currency, and noting France's alliance with the States. By 1779 the colonies were embroiled in a financial crisis. The Continental dollar was depreciating rapidly, and it was becoming increasingly difficult for the state and national governments to supply the army. The broadside blames not the dollar but the "artifices of men" for price-gouging and monopolizing goods. Likewise, the Congress indicates that more money is needed to defray the cost of the war: "Your governments being now established, and your ability to contend with your invaders ascertained, we have on the most mature deliberation judged it indispensably necessary to call upon you for forty five millions of dollars, in addition to the fifteen millions required by a resolution of Congress of the 2d of January last, to be paid to the Continental treasury before the 1st day of January next." The text continues, announcing the alliance with France and exhorting the people to repulse their enemies and hold fast to the cause. On March 18, 1780 the Continental Congress passed a law withdrawing the older, inflation-ridden currency. The law called for each state to collect its share of outdated currency. Massachusetts' share amounted to over five million pounds. ESTC locates only five copies, at the American Antiquarian Society, Boston Public Library, Massachusetts Historical Society, Rosenbach Library, and Yale University. EVANS 16637. FORD 2191. CUSHING 1073. ESTC W34194.

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        Mémoires du Maréchal de Tourville Vice Amiral de France et général des armées navales du Roi

      A Amsterdam aux Dépens de la Compagnie 1779 - 3 volumes in-12 (10 * 16,5 cm) relié plein veau, dos à 5 nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison, tranches rouges, volume 1 : 283 pages dont iv pages d'avertissement, volume 2 : 281 pages volume 3 : 259 pages, exemplaires de la bibliothèque des Vorontsov ou Vorontzov ; olim Vorontsoff, Vorontzoff ou 'Voronzoff', ex-libris collé dans chaque volume. Ouvrage apocryphe composé par l'abbé de Margon, d'après Quérard et Barbier, de ce fait l'ouvrage est plus une biographie de Tourville ; joli exemplaire en reliure d'époque, coiffes restaurées, coins usés, intérieur très frais bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Papillons d'Europe, peints d'après nature par M. Ernst, gravé par M. Gerardin et coloriés sous leur direction ... Décrits par le R.P. Engramelle.

      Paris, Delaguette/ Basan & Poignant, 1779-1792 (-1793). 8 volumes. Large-4to (325 x 250mm). With 3 (2 handcoloured) engraved frontispieces, and 353 engraved plates of which 350 are beautifully handcoloured. Later black half morocco, spines in 6 compartments with gilt lines and lettering. A large and uncut copy of the most sumptuously produced French works on butterlies. It was issued in an edition of 250 copies only, and the subscribers were the French King, members of the Royal Family, the King of Spain and Sweden as well as a great number of notabilities and scientists such as the Duc d'Aumont and le Compte de Buffon. The text is by Engramelle (1727-1781) an Augustinian friar, musician and naturalist. Ernst is mentionned as illustrator, however, from 1785, it was Maria Eleon Hochecker who prepared most of the plates. The 3 plain plates show instruments for catching and mounting butterflies. The charming frontispieces and plates are superbly hand-coloured and belong to the very best made in the field of entomological illustration.//Nissen, ZBI 1300; Horn-Schenkling 6051.

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        Album amicorum 1779-1797.

      Bound in leather, large 8°-oblong, with ca 35 inscriptions and some watercolours by E.C. Vorwerck. The owner was a young man, probably from Mühlhausen in Germany, who lived in Stockholm from 1779 until March 1783. In April he then traveled via Norköping, Borahs, Göteborg and Helsingborg to Copenhagen (May 1783), and afterwards he went to Amsterdam by boat (June 1783). Finally he traveled to Mühlhausen via Strassbourg (Septembre 1783). The name of this German traveler remains unknown, although the initials N.W. are at the back cover of the book. Perhaps he is adressed once as 'Carolus'. His 'Freund und Bruder' signs himself as 'Samuel Gottfried F[...]kel' (in Breslau) but this might be a brother freemason. Some surnames of the persons that made contributions to the album are: Backhausen, Settelmeyer, Eckhardt, Dettman(s), Weber, Kratzius, Ott, Engelmann, Frembike, Hübner, Mantz, Wasmüht, Moll, Unfraun, Langlet, Singohl, Schirmeister, Borg, Prévot, Pohland, Falkenholm, Valentin, Magnus, Lischgen and Brach.Gebonden in leer, Groot 8° oblong, met ca. 35 inschrijvingen en aquarellen door E.C. Vorwerck. De eigenaar was een jonge man, mogelijk afkomstig uit Muhlhausen in Duitsland, die in Stockholm woonde van 1779 tot Maart 1783. In April reist hij via Norköping, Borahs, Göteborg en Helsingborg naar Kopenhagen (Mei 1783), en ging daarna naar Amsterdam per boot (juni 1783).Uiteindelijk reisde hij naar Mühlhausen via Strassbourg (September 1783). De naam van deze Duitse reiziger blijft onbekend ofschoon de initialen N.W. op de achterplat. Mogelijk wordt hij een keer aangeduid als 'Carolus'. Zijn vriend en broeder tekent als 'Samuel Gottfried F[...]kel' (in Breslau) maar dit zou ook een broeder in de vrijmetselarij kunnen zijn. Enkele namen uit dit album amicorum zijn Backhausen, Settelmeyer, Eckhardt, Dettman(s), Weber, Kratzius, Ott, Engelmann, Frembike, Hübner, Mantz, Wasmüht, Moll, Unfraun, Langlet, Singohl, Schirmeister, Borg, Prévot, Pohland, Falkenholm, Valentin, Magnus, Lischgen and Brach. AA008/B0002

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        Descrizione delle architetture, pitture e scolture di Vicenza, con alcune osservazioni. Parte seconda, degli edificj pubblici e privati.

      - In Vicenza, per Francesco Vendramini Mosca, 1779, in-8, cartonatura coeva, pp. 135, [3]. Con 7 tavv. incise in rame ripiegate in fine. Opera curata dall'abate Pietro Baldarini, cfr. Schlosser Magnino p. 568 e F. Barbieri, "Illuministi e neoclassicisti a Vicenza", p. 44-48. Manca il primo volume, dedicato agli edifici religiosi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works of Sir Sam Garth with a Life of the Author

      Edinburg : At The Apollo Press, By The Martins, 1779. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : 216p. , plates : port. ; 18°. Contains his Dispensary, Epistles, Prologues, Claremont, Translations, Imitations, &c. Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT139896. Other names: Denham, John, Sir, 1615-1669. Professionally bound in full buckram with a gilt-blocked aniline calf label. Very impressively finished - a sumptuous copy with clear, clean text. Highly uncommon in such positive condition.

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        A view of society and manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany : with anecdotes relating to some eminent characters - [complete in 2 volumes]

      London : printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell 1779 - Referenced by: English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT89923. Genre: Etiquette books - England - 18th century. Travel literature - England - 18th century. Subject: Character sketches - Manners and customs - Voyages and travels - Early works to 1800. Very good copies both finely bound in contemporary aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a contrasting morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and toned as with age. 0 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 Linnean 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 mentionned 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.

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        Friedrich II., der Große (Berlin 24. 01. 1712 - 17. 08. 1786 in Potsdam). König von Preussen. Bruststück im Profil nach links mit halbem Adlerorden, "Skize zu meinem Gemählde für Mons. de Voltaire. Nach der Natur gefertiget und dem Durchl. Herren, Printz Ferdinand, Hertzogen von Braunschweig etc. etc. allersubm. zugeeignet. Potsdam, zum Heiligen Christ, 1779".

      . Umrisskupferstich v. ? u. n. Bernhard Rode, 1779, 51 x 34 (H). Unten links mit einem gut erhaltenen Siegel des koenigl. preuss. Kriegsministeriums. Minimal knitterig und fest in ein altes Passepartout "gespannt". Verso mit Tintenvermerk. - Sehr seltenes und dekoratives Blatt.

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        Emisfero Terrestre Meridionale Tagliato su l&#39;Equatore

      Venice:. 1779.. Very good. Map from Zatta&#39;s atlas "Atlante Novissimo". Depicts the Antarctic Hemisphere (south) to the equator and Capt. James Cook&#39;s route on his first voyage. New Zealand and the Australian East coast are featured in their entirety for the first time. 13 x 17" with large margins. Phillips, P.L. (Atlases) 650, v.1, no.8

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        A List of all the Officers of the Army.the Irish Artillery and Which are Likewise Added the Officers of the Militia Forces, and of the Regiments of Fencible Men in North Britain. 4th June 1779

      War Office, London 1779 - 292pp, separate title page "Officers of the several Regiments and Corps of Militia Embodied 26th March 1778" 66pp, separate title page "Regiments of Fencible Men , in North-Britain" pp67-72. Contemporary full crimson straight grain morocco gilt, title [ARMY LIST 1779" struck straight to spine, wear to boards and spine with damage to top of spine and loss of surface leather to rear board along the joint, [photograph will be added to show condition], original boldly marbled endpapers, the hinges sound and the text block clean with no previoous ownership markings, all edges gilt. This edition includes the disposition of the army during the American War of Independence, indicating regiments serving in America, West Indies, etc and also the Garrison staff, Governors, etc. The Militia List etc was usually produced as a separater volume and is not often included bound with an Army List. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plate 84 - Dionoea Muscipula Linn. L'Attrape mouche (flytrap)

      1779 - Pierre Joseph Buchoz (1731-1807) Les Dons Merveilleux et Diversement Coloriés de la Nature dans Le Règne Vègètale Paris&#148; 1779-1783 Hand-colored copperplate engravings Sheet size: 18 ½&#148; x 11 ¼&#148; Pierre Joseph Buchoz (also spelled Buc'hoz) was a French lawyer, physician, botanist and naturalist and was very interested in the medicinal virtues of various plants. He was also a prolific author of botanical books in the latter half of the 18th century. Born in Metz (France), Buchoz was meant for a career in law, but soon turned to medicine, and was appointed as the physician to King Stanislaus of Poland when he was 28. Accused of not fulfilling his duties, Buchoz quit, and devoted his energies to the study of botany, medicine, economics and mineralogy, eventually publishing over 300 volumes on these subjects. Although he is held in low esteem by the scientific botanists, due to his persistence in re-using plates with different attributions, his decorative and artistic sense places him high in the ranks of eighteenth-century flower book authors.

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        The Letters of Guatimozin, on the Affairs of Ireland, as first published in the Freeman's Journal, and which Having Been Since Re-Printed in London, Have Gone Through Several Editions There; To which are added, the letters of Causidicus, that Accompanied the Essay of Guatimozin in Their First Appearance

      Printed by R. Marchbank, and sold by Isaac Colles, Dublin 1779 - Octavo. [4], 82pp., with a half-title. Disbound and stitched. Small contemporary manuscript note: "By Frederick Jebb, M.D.," in neat ink on the title page, light toning, very good. A scarce pamphlet by Frederick Jebb as "Guatimozin," and with two letters by Sir Cecil Wray as "Causidicus." Scarce in the trade. *Goldsmiths* 11785; *ESTC* T112979.

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      Printed for W. Flexney, Holborn,, London: 1779 - Shepherd was a "Church of England clergyman and theological writer, . who matriculated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on 1 December 1749 at the age of seventeen. . After considering a military career he took orders in the Church of England and eventually was appointed chaplain to Thomas Thurlow, bishop of Lincoln and later of Durham; Thurlow's nomination gained Shepherd the archdeaconry of Bedford in July 1783. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in May 1781, and in 1788 he was Bampton lecturer at Oxford. In 1792 he was instituted to the rectory of Wetherden and Helmingham in Suffolk by Lord Chancellor Thurlow, brother of the bishop, and he held these preferments until his death.Shepherd published a wide selection of writings, including poetry and drama, although he came to concentrate on theology. His poetry was not unsuccessful: his Ode to Love (1755?) was reprinted in 1760 and The Nuptials (1761) went into three editions. Most of his poetic and dramatic pieces were included in the two-volume Miscellanies (1775). Several of Shepherd's theological works went into two or more editions, including his response to Soame Jenyns in The Review of a Free Enquiry (1759), The Requisition of Subscription to the Thirty-Nine Articles (1771), and Reflections on the Doctrine of Materialism (1779), addressed to Joseph Priestley. Shepherd published regularly throughout his life; his last piece was No False Alarm, or, A Sequel to Religious Union (1808). He died at the parsonage at Wetherden on 3 January 1809." [ODNB]. Shepherd's works are now uncommon in the trade. This 2 volume work is offered with 2 other Shepherd titles, TavBooks ID #37011 & 37013. The price is for all 4 volumes. Light binding wear. Prior owner bookplate/signature. Overal, an attractive Very Good Plus copy. Period bindings of full light brown spotted calf with elaborate gilt decorated spine; dentelles & marbled paper eps. Pale yellow edge stain. 16mo: [A]^4 B - Q^8 R^2. O2, O4 & R2 cancels. O2 & O4 cancels switched, such that the O gathering sequence now O1, O4, O3, O2, O5 - O8. 7-3/16" x 4-5/8". 2nd edition, revised and corrected. OCLC records only 2 institutional holdings. [1], vii, 243, [1] pp. Errata, p. 244. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Rußische Geschichte von den ältesten Zeiten an] Des Fürsten Michael Schtscherbatowo, kaiserlich rußischen Heroldmeisters und Kammerjunkers Rußische Geschichte von den ältesten Zeiten an. Aus dem Rußischen übersetzt von M. Christian Heinrich Hase, Herzogl. Sachsenweimarischem Konsistorialrath und Pastor zu Stadt Sulza

      Danzig, Flörke 1779. 21 cm. 2 Teile in 3 Bänden; 58, 1132, (144) Seiten mit 1 gestochenen Frontispiz von Geyser, 4 gestochenen Stammtafeln und 4 Regenten-Tabellen. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild, Rückenvergoldung und vergoldeten Stehkanten - DBA 481, 19 (Hase) - Grasshoff, Russ.Lit. 281 (vgl.) - Erste deutsche Ausgabe [Michail Michajlovic &#138;cerbatov istorija rossijskaja ot drevnej&#154;ich vremjan], "worin viele Einzelheiten aus der Geschichte der Kiever Rus&#39; nacherzählt werden" (Grasshoff zur russischen Ausgabe). Das Werk endet mit dem Jahr 1237 (Erstürmung der Stadt Wladimir durch die Mongolen und Flucht des Großfürsten Jurij II.). Das Frontispiz mit einer Allegorie, darin ein Medaillon-Porträt der Kaiserin Katharina II. (die Große). Fürst Scerbatov (Schtscherbatowo, Schtscherbatoff), 1733 - 1790, wurde 1778 Präsident des Kammerkollegiums. - Die Rückenschilder zu Band 1 und 2 fehlen. Exemplar aus der ehemaligen Großherzoglichen Privatbibliothek in Oldenburg, auf den Rücken goldgeprägtes Monogramm "PH", auf dem Titel Stempel "P. v. H.", bekrönt (Herzog Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Prinz von Holstein-Gottorp). -

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        Judicial Proceedings before the High Court of Admiralty, and Supreme Consistorial or Commissary Court of Scotland: also before the Sheriff, Bailie, Dean of Guild, Justice of the Peace, and Baron, Courts . . . in seven books.

      Charles Elliot, Edinburgh 1779 - 8vo. Pp, xiv, 2 page publisher's list, 470. Full calf, raised bands, contrasting title label. A little damage to top of spine and a two inch split in top of front hinge.A handsome copy, clean and tight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CASA DE CABRERA EN CORDOBA: Obra Genealógica Histórica, dedicado a el Sr. D. Fernando de Cabrera, Méndez de Sotomayor.

      Juan Rodríguez, Córdoba 1779 - Folio m, port, 1 lám. con escudo grab. al cobre (Joannes Ribadas sculp. 1779), 2h, 558p, 15h (árboles genealógicos e índices). Leve óx. Pergamino (desprendido del cuerpo del libro). "- Este texto se sacó de la obra inédita escrita por D. Francisco Fernández de Córdoba: "Historia genealógica del linage de Córdoba", Salvá se equivocó al atribuirle este libro sin tener en cuenta las diferencias de épocas. El autor es el P.Fco. Ruano." 1779

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      London: Sold by Dodsley, 1779. n. Hardcover. Inveighing against Nocturnal Diversions. 165 x 102 mm (6 1/2 x 4"). Complete, with usual jump in pagination in volume II. Two volumes. Pleasant contemporary crimson morocco bound for Jonas Hanway by his second binder, covers gilt with twining border enclosing a frame of roses with sunburst cornerpieces, upper cover with Greek cross at center, encircled by the motto "O save us from ourselves," lower cover with winged hourglass and the motto "Revere the appointment of Nature"; raised bands, spine compartments gilt in a checkerboard pattern punctuated by daisies, one olive and one black morocco label, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved title pages with emblem depicting Death hovering over socializing persons, with a lutist in the background. A Large Paper Copy. Verso of front free endpapers with armorial bookplate from which the name has been excised. Spines a bit darkened, with muted gilt, leather on covers varying in color (from fading or soiling), but the bindings entirely solid and with only trivial wear to the joints. Leaves with a hint of offsetting and isolated soiling, faint dampstain to lower fore edge of one gathering, otherwise extremely pleasing internally, the text clean, fresh, and bright, and with vast margins. These bindings were specially crafted for Jonas Hanway (1712-86), an eccentric philanthropist and prolific pamphleteer who designed custom bindings for edifying works, usually his own, which he often presented to libraries, friends, and even the king; our binding was, in fact, probably intended for presentation, though the recipient is unknown. In his "English Bindings in the Library of J. R. Abbey," G. D. Hobson has done a census of 26 Hanway bindings, but the present one is not listed there. Hobson states that Hanway has been unjustly overlooked, whereas another 18th century eccentric "who took an interest in the art of decorating bookcovers, Thomas Hollis, has appeared in every account of English binding" after J. A. Arnett&#39;s "The Books of the Ancients" appeared in 1837. "The bindings executed for [Hanway] are of better material," says Hobson, "and the tools which decorate them are more amusing than those of his contemporary; perhaps they have been neglected because they are comparatively rare." Hanway employed two different binders to translate his ideas into leather, and the present volumes represent the work of his second binder, who entered his employ in 1765. This binder has not been identified by name, but his work is known, as here, by the appearance of a small number of tools used in various combinations. For example, our winged hourglass, rose ornaments, twining roll, sunburst, and checkerboard design on the spine also appear on Hobson&#39;s "Abbey" #91 and on item #155 in Maggs Catalogue 1212. An enthusiastic and effective philanthropist concerned with child welfare, Hanway founded schools to teach boys farming, trades, and seamanship. He also wrote some 150 books and pamphlets, and perhaps his reputation as an eccentric derived from his being the first male in London to use an umbrella. Nixon notes in "Oldaker Collection" that he was "a highly estimable character, but one of the greatest bores of his day." An advocate of such practices as the consumption of whole wheat bread and abstinence from tea drinking, he inveighs in the present work against "nocturnal diversions" and the keeping of late hours. Midnight should be the signal to end dancing, music, and other amusements, if one wishes to preserve one&#39;s health and virtue. Thankfully, the author&#39;s bindings remain more interesting than the written works he produced.

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      Remondini,, Bassano, 1779 - 3 voll. in-8, pp. (6), XLVI, 408; 416; XXIV, 617, (2), bella leg. p. perg. coeva con doppi tass. ai d., tagli rossi. Front. con testo incorniciato da bel fregio xilogr. Risguardi in carta dec. Con una vignetta in rame raff. lo stemma degli Ezzelini in testa alla dedicat. al Conte Carlo di Firmian. Il terzo vol. che contiene i documenti, è preceduto da un occhietto che cita "Codice Diplomatico Eceliniano". Lozzi 5610. Platneriana p. 195. La più celebre opera dello storico bassanese (1739-1795) in ediz. orig. Manca un tass. al primo vol. Belliss. esempl. della più rara e ricercata edizione del Verci. [MM1-044]

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