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        Gil Blas von Santillana

      Bey Christian Friedrich Himburg, Berlin 1779 - neuübersetzt von Wilhelm Christhelf Sigmund Mylius. Jeder Band mit Frontispiz und Titelvignette von Daniel Chodowiecki. Die Stiche in kräftigem Druck. Halblederbände der Zeit auf 5 Bünden mit floralen Goldverzierungen. Berieben und best.Vereinzelt einige Flecken ansonsten innen sehr sauber. In sammelwürdigem Zustand und vollständig selten. Fromm 15071. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Mahrenholz]
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        Lettres sur l'emprunt et l'impôt, adressé à Mr.*** par Mr. Rilliet de Saussure, Citoyen de Genève; Conseiler au Grand Conseil, relié avec: Poterat, Marquis de "Observations politiques et morales de finance et de commerce.

      - No place, 1779; bound with: Poterat, Marquis de: Observations politiques et morales de finance et de commerce. Ou examen approfondi d'un ouvrage de M. R***, de Genève, sur l'emprunt et l'impôt. A Lausanne, 1780. Two works bound in one volume in 8vo; (4), 171, (1) pp.; 235 (misnumbered 135), (1) errata pp.; contemp. half calf, spine gilt in compartments, contrasting gilt lettering-piece, spine at bottom with smal repair, front fly-leaf with traces of humidity, a few leaves with pencil marks in outer margin, last leaves of part 2 with traces of humidity in upper and lower margin, else clean. Both works are in first and only edition. R. de Saussure writes about public loans, taxes, commerce, and about fortunes based an precious metal and paper money. He proposes that interest on public loans should be financed by a luxury tax. Poterat's work is a reply to R. de Saussure. He is againt public loans and does not accept that they can be advantageous in certain circumstances. I: Kress B 228, INED 3836; II: Kress B 308, INED 3645 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essais sur la Minéralogie et la Métallurgie.

      Maestricht, J.E. Dufour & P. Roux, 1779. 8vo (225 x 135mm). pp. (4), xxvii, 232. Contemporary wrappers, a bit worn. Marquis Luchet was a friend of Voltaire who obtained for him the position of librarian to the Elector of Hesse Cassel. Small stamp on title and last leaf.//Hoover 549.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Affiches, annonces et avis divers. Reliure de 4 ANNÉES COMPLÈTES, de 1776 à 1779

      Bureau des Affiches 1779 - In-4 relié, 17,5 x 24 cm. 4 années complètes, 206 numéros, 848(4) pages, du mercredi 3 janvier 1776 au mercredi 25 décembre 1776 [59 feuilles hebdomadaires, de 4 pages], du mercredi 1er janvier 1777 au mercredi 31 décembre 1777 (53 feuilles hebdomadaires], du mercredi 7 janvier 1778 au mercredi 30 décembre 1778 [52 feuilles hebdomadaires], du mercredi 6 janvier 1779 au mercredi 29 décembre 1779. Soit 208-212-208-220 pages ; la dernière feuille hebdomadaire de 1779 comporte 26 pages de tables pour les années 1776 à 1778 (la table de 1779 est absente). Notes : en 1776 la feuille hebdomadaire du 1er mai a été diffusée avec retard ; le relieur a intercalé l’Avis aux souscripteurs qui les informe de cette indisposition. Ce journal, également connu sous les titres « Affiches de province » (titre initial) et « Petites Affiches de province », a été fondé par Anne-Gabriel de Meusnier de Querlon. L’abbé de Fontenai lui succède en 1776. A ne pas confondre avec les « Affiches, annonces et avis divers » d’Aubert. L’indisposition évoquée en mai 1776 dans l’Avis aux souscripteurs marque le changement de rédaction avec l’abbé de Fontenai. Reliure plein veau, dos ornementé à 5 nerfs, tranches rouges. Etat : les années sont bien complètes, bien conservées, des rousseurs éparses. Plats de reliure, bords et coins émoussés, dos et nerfs frottés, dorures du titre et des tomaisons effacées ; forte morsure au premier plat à la charnière, mais le plat est toujours solidaire au dos par les nerfs. PRÉCIEUX ENSEMBLE, D’UNE GRANDE RARETÉ. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PROBLEMAS Y CALCULOS TRIGONOMETRICOS, ESFERA, ASTRONOMIA, MATEMATICA, NAVEGACION

      Palamós. 1779. 22X15. Pergamino y cartoné. 180Pág manuscritas de gran valor historico+12 bellos dibujos originales desplegables. Astronomia, navegación, matematicas. Manuscrito original de un Capitan de Marina. Raríssimo y espectacular. Ref 3.1 Biblioteca D.

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        EXPOSICION PARAFRASTICA DEL SALTERIO DE DAVID + ALABANZAS DE DIOS Y DE SUS SANTOS (2 obras en 1 vol.)

      - **(ENVIO GRATIS = CORREO ORDINARIO // CERTIFICADO = 4-6 EUR. // CONTRAREEMBOLSO = 7-9 EUR.)** Ed. JOACHIN IBARRA; Madrid. 1779. Castellano. Pasta española con dorados en lomo. 23x17 cms. XXII+668+133 pags. "Exposición parafrastica del salterio de David", en diferente género del verso español, con exposiciones varias de varios y gravísimos autores, por el Padre Maestro Fr. Juan de Soto, de la Orden de maestro Padre S. Agustin. Añadese nuevamente "La alabanza de Dios y de sus santos del mismo autor". Discreta firma de anterior poseedor. En hojas de cortesia punteado de óxido que en algunas hojas llegan al texto sin impedir la lectura. Falto de la página 253, aunque no se aprecian saltos de texto. Buen estado. RELIGION.

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        Essais. Avec les notes de M. Coste, suivis de son eloge.

      Genf, Cailler 1779.. Nouvelle ed. 10 Bände. 14 x 9 cm. Zeitgenössisches Ganzleder mit je zwei Rückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung, marmorierte Vorsätze, marm. Schnitt. Einige Bde. mit unauffälligen Fehlstellen durch Wurmfraß.. Vgl. Brunet III, 1839. Sehr dekorative Reihe.

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        The Whole Works.Vols 1,3, & 5

      Alex Hogg, London 1779 - Full title: The Whole Works of that Eminent Servant of Christ, the Late reverend and Much Esteemed Mr John Bunyan.And Entire New and Complete Edition in Six Volumes; no date but one of the engravings is dated Feb 1779, so that's most likely the year of publication. All books are in a similar condition which, considering that they're 235 years old, I would call Good Minus. All three have worn leather bindings with various nicks, scratches, stains and rubbing, moderate corner bumping, also top & bottom of spines, but the binding is tight for all three, tho Vol 1 has slight loosening of binding due to partial starting hinge and some wormhole damage, also a newspaper clipping pasted onto the front fep dated 1849 in ink. Vols 1 and 3 have some loss of paper on the spine, a 3/4" strip off the top of Vol 1 with a smaller section of paper loss near the bottom; Vol 3 has a 1" strip missing from the bottom; spine title square w/gilt border & red background faded on Vol 1, less so 3 & 5; Vol 1 contains: The DOctrine of the Law and Grace; Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners; A Confession of my faith and more. Vol 3: Peaceable Principles and True; A Defence of the Doctrine of Justification; A Holy Life the Beauty of Christianity, and more; Vol 5:The Holy War, which includes a fold-out engraving plus an appendix entitled The Life and death of Mr John Bunyan. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        DISSERTATION SUR LES STATUES APPARTENANTES A LA FABLE DE NIOBE

      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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        DISCOURSE DELIVERED TO THE STUDENTS OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE PRIZES, DECEMBER 10, 1778, BY THE PRESIDENT

      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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        Contes de J. Bocace

      ondres [Paris]- Chez les principaux Libraires de France & des pays Etrangers 1779 - A ten volume set of the works of Giovanni Boccaccio. Complete in ten volumes with ten engravings and a frontispiece to each volume. Volume I has an engraved title page dated 1777. All volumes with decorative head and tail pieces. Volume I is lacking the portrait of Boccaccio but all other plates are correct. Illustrated by Gravelot, Eisen, Cochin the Younger and Boucher, reduced and engraved by Vidal. The imprint is false, printed in Paris. Giovanni Boccaccio (In French Jean Bocace) was an Italian author, poet and correspondent of Petrach. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works including the Decameron and On Famous Women. As a poet who wrote in the Italian vernacular, Boccaccio is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue, which differed from his contemporaries. Condition: In paper covered boards. Externally, sound with some wear to spines and bumping to extremities. Spines browned. Ink signature to front pastedown of volume I. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages bright with scattered patches of foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Plan of the City and Environs of Philadelphia, with the works and encampments of His Majesty's forces. Under the command of Lieutenant General Sir William Howe

      London 1779 - Engraving. Sheet size: 24 1/2 x 19 1/2". Inventory#: p410pmat.

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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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        PROYECTO ECONOMICO (WARD 1779)

      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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        JOHN PAUL JONES, COMMANDER OF A SQUADRON IN THE SERVICE OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA, 1779 [caption title]

      [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 du Bassin et de la Riviere Du Port Royal ou Annapolis. . .

      Departement de la Marine, Paris 1779 - Size : 390x580 (mm), 15.375x22.875 (Inches), Hand Colored, 0

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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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        Plate XCVI - Aloe Guinenfis. L'aloes de la Guinee [Iquanatail]

      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 Aloe Guinenfis is commonly known as Iguanatail and is native to Southern Florida. 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 for 50% discount on framing by Arader Galleries for this item***

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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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        COMMENTAIRE SUR LES INSTITUTIONS MILITAIRES DE VEGECE.

      - 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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        STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS-BAY. IN COUNCIL. JUNE 11, 1779. RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS BE PRINTED IN HAND- BILLS AND SENT TO THE SEVERAL MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL IN THE TOWNS AND PARISHES WITHIN THIS STATE.[caption title].

      [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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