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        Ueber die deutsche Litteratur, die Mängel die man ihr vorwerfen kann; die Ursachen derselben und die Mittel sie zu verbessern. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt (von Christian Wilhelm v. Dohm). 61 S., 1 w. Bl. Umschlag d. Z.

      Berlin, G. Jac. Decker, 1780. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe der berühmten Schrift. "An diesem Traktat eines über seinen Gegenstand nur ungenügend informierten Staatsmanns sind Entstehungs- und Wirkungsgeschichte, Motiv- und Tendenzen bemerkenswerter als der Inhalt, den der Titel verspricht. Die Ausbeute . entspricht dem Wissensstand des Königs aus den fünfziger Jahren . Friedrich lobt die Fabeln von Gessner und Gellert, die Gedichte von Haller und Canitz, den 'Postzug' von Ayrenhoff, die 'Deutschen Gedichte' von Mascow und andere nebensächliche Produkte, mit denen verglichen die Stücke von Shakespeare 'lächerliche Farcen' seien" (KNLL). Klopstock, Wieland, Herder und Schiller werden mit keiner Silbe erwähnt, nur über Goethes 'Götz' äußert er sich abfällig: ". eine abscheuliche Nachahmung jener schlechten englischen Stücke: und doch bewilligt unser Publikum diesem ekelhaften Gewäsche seinen lauten Beyfall, und verlangt mit Eifer ihre öftere Wiederholung." – Von dieser ersten deutschen Ausgabe sind verschiedene Drucke bekannt. Meist mit 62 S. Umfang weisen sie geringfügige Varianten im Titel und auf einigen Seiten auf. Michaelis weist 2 davon detailliert nach. Leithäuser verweist nur auf das Unterscheidungsmerkmal "Königl. Hofbuchdrucker" bzw. "Königl. Hof-Buchdr." auf dem Titel und stellt eine einheitliche Seitenzahl für alle Varianten in Frage. Im Jahre 2 nach Knoll muss die Frage nach der Rangfolge der Drucke wohl noch offen bleiben. – Exlibris Victor Lange. Gebräunt und vereinzelt fleckig. – Fromm 28050. Leithäuser 432. Borst 395. Vgl. Michaelis (in: ZfBfr XI, 2, [1920] S. 218). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
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        Escuela Paleográphica ó de Leer Letras Cursivas Antiguas y Modernas desde la Entrada de los Godos en España hasta nuestros tiempos

      Juan Antonio Lozano, Madrid 1780 - Formato folio. frontis, 17 h. 443 p. 59 láminas grabadas por Francisco Assensio y Josef Assensio. ilustraciones intercaladas en texto. una lámina con leve marca de tinta muy suave y otra lámina con leve marca de agua en margen. lomo con algunos roces. Buen estado general de la obra. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria García Prieto]
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        Neue und durch die Erfahrung vollkommen bestättigte Anweisung wie die von einem Schlagfluß gelähmten Kranke vermittelst der Elektricität sich und vollkommen geheilet werden können.

      - Aus dem Franz. übersetzt von J.Ch. Themm. - Augsburg, Klettt und Frank, 1780, Kl.8°, 251 (1), (2) pp., mit 4 gefalt. Kupferstichtafeln, Pappband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild; feines Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medicusbooks]
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        Landschaft mit einem Gewässer, rechts ein Bauernhaus hinter Bäumen, vorne mittig ein Holzsteg, der auf eine Landzunge führt, mit Figuren.

      . Feder und Pinsel in Grau, mit einzelner schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet, auf festem Bütten, rechts von der Mitte signiert und datiert "Franz Schütz 1780", verso bezeichnet "F Schütz fec". 19,2:28 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung H. Stiebel, Frankfurt am Main, Lugt 1367. Literatur: Nach Ph.Fr. Gwinner, Kunst und Künstler in Frankfurt am Main... Frankfurt a.M., 1862, S. 315, sind ausgeführte Zeichnungen von Franz Schütz, einem ausgesprochenen "Originalgenie" der Sturm- und Drangzeit, selten.. Schütz' Zeichnungen, die während oder nach der Reise durch die Schweiz nach Mailand, in Begleitung seines Gönners Gedeon Burckhard entstanden, und zwar u. a. diejenigen nach dem Besuch Mailands, sind hervorragende Zeugnisse für die Entwicklung der deutschen Landschaftskunst gegen Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts, weg von der Ideallandschaft und den bereits realistischen niederländischen Vorbildern hin zu einer rein naturnahen Wiedergabe. Zu denken wäre in diesem Zusammenhang z.B. an die bekannten Aschaffenburger Ansichten des Ferd. Kobell (1740-1799) um 1786 (vgl. M. Biedermann: Ferdinand Kobell. Das malerische und zeichnerische Werk. München 1973, Nrn. 340-347). Unter dem Eindruck der gewaltigen Schweizer Gebirgslandschaft und der Mailänder Gemäldesammlungen muß sich Schütz vollends von der hergebrachten Darstellungsweise befreit haben, so daß er nun in der Lage war, die vorgefundene Natur adäquat und zum Teil völlig spontan zu charakterisieren, was ihn letzten Endes über die Kunst seines berühmten Vaters hätte weit hinausführen müssen, wenn er länger gelebt hätte (vgl. op. cit., S. 313 ff.).

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Escrime.

      1780 - 15 S. und 15 Kupferstich-Tafeln von Benard aus "Encyclop? die, ou Dictionnaire raisonn? des Sciences, des Arts et des M? tiers". Paris, Briasson,/David/LeBreton, 1768. Folio. (Gebunden, ohne Einband). (= Alles in der Enzyklop?§die zum Thema Fechkunst erschienene).- Bildgr???üe ca. 33 x 21 cm (Plattenrand 36 x 23 cm).- Zeigt 46 Figuren zur Fechtkunst (verschiedene Angriffs- und Verteidigungsstellungen) und 6 weitere von Zubeh??r.- Textteil im breiten wei?üen Au?üensteg mit kleinen Wurmg?§ngen, Tafeln 1 und 2 schwach stockfleckig, Tafel 3: Platte beim Druck etwas verrutscht.- (Texttteil mit Erl?§uterungen zu den Tafeln Franz??sisch).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Diderot]
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        Political Annals of the Present United Colonies, From Their Settlement to the Peace of 1763; Compiled Chiefly From Records, and Authorised Often By the Insertion of State-papers.

      London, Printed for the author: and sold by J. Bowen 1780 - Tall 450. 30 x 25 cm. Modern cloth with red morocco spine label. Fine binding and cover. 1st ed. Collated. 5 preliminary leaves, 695 pages. Internally near fine. An attractive volume. George Chalmers (1742 ? 31 May 1825) was a Scottish antiquarian and political writer. Chalmers arrived in Maryland in 1763. He practiced law in Baltimore. A staunch loyalist, he fled to England in September 1775 as American revolutionary tensions became untenable. In London, Chalmers began a literary career and engaged in pamphlet writing for the pro-Tory, anti-American position. ?In 1780 he published his Annals of the Present United Colonies, in which he insisted that the American colonies had always had a subversive desire for independence and that parliament had the right to tax the colonies without their consent.? - Alexander Du Toit, DNB. Colonies covered by Chalmers include: Virginia, New-England, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine, Carolina, New York, and Pennsylvania. Sabin 11766; Howes C 266. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES EPOQUES DE LA NATURE TOME PREMIER

      PARIS: DE L'IMPRIMERIE ROYALE, 1780. In 16. Dim. 17,5x11 cm. Pp. (4)+246+VI. Rara prima edizione separata del 1780 della più importante opera del naturalista George Louis Le Clerc Conte di Buffon (1707-1788) che segnò l'inizio della geologia storica. Buffon fu un'esponente del movimento scientifico legato all'illuminismo e le sue teorie influenzarono le generazioni successive di naturalisti in particolare Jean Baptiste Lamarck e Charles Darwin. L'autore nell'opera avanza importanti teorie in seguito condannate dalla Sorbona. Propone una nuova cronologia della storia della terra divisa in sette epoche con un'età di 75.000 anni avanzando ipotesi sull'apparizione dei primi esseri viventi, la loro migrazione prima della separazione dei continenti e la loro differenziazione in funzione dell'ambiente. L'opera, apparsa per la prima volta nel 1778 come tomo V del supplemento alle "Histoire Naturellle", era composta da due volumi, siamo purtroppo in possesso solo del primo tomo. All'interno sono presenti sei planches. Tagli marmorizzati. In ottime condizioni. Copertina in mezza pelle ottocentesca con titolo e decorazioni in oro al dorso in ottime condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso. Legatura in ottime condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in ottime condizioni con rare fioriture. Scarce first separate edition of 1780 of the most important work by the naturalist George Louis Le Clerc Conte di Buffon (1707-1788) which signed the beginning of geological history. Buffon was an exponent of the scientific movement connected to illuminism and his theories inspired the next generations of naturalists in particular Jean Baptiste Lamarck and Charles Darwin. In the work Buffon elaborates important theories, then condemned by Sorbonne University. He proposes a new chronology of the history of earth divided into seven epochs with an age of 75.000 years with hypothesis about appereance of first human beings, their migration before separation of continents and their differentiation in function of environment. The work, appeared for the first time in 1778 as tome V of supplement to "Histoire Naturellle", was made up oof two tomes, unfortunately we only have the first tome. Inside there are six planches. Marbled external edges of pages. In very good conditions. Full leather cover of XIX century with golden title and decorations in the spine in very good general conditions slightly worn in the edges and spine. Binding in very good conditions. Inside pages are in very good conditions with occasional foxings.

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        Triumph of Britannia]

      1780 - Engraving. Unfinished working proof. Printed on watermarked laid paper. In excellent condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark on all sides. Some creases in image. Image size: 15 1/8 x 20 ½ inches. An extremely rare working proof of James Fittler's striking engraving of Britannia. James Fittler was a skilled etcher and engraver, who established a reputation as an exceptional marine engraver. His oeuvre included portraits and book illustrations but he was best known for his appealing marine scenes. Trained at the Royal Academy schools, Fittler became an associate in 1800. He was a regular exhibitor at the Academy and was appointed "Marine Engraver" to George III. This stunning image of Britannia is an excellent example of his skill and a fascinating glimpse of the etching process. This intriguing print shows a unique step in the printmaking process before an image is ready for publication. Before the image is completed the engraver has printed a trial impression to view this stage of the engraved plate. It is incredibly rare to find prints in this unfinished experimental stage. Impressions which were pulled as working proofs are unique and were almost never duplicated Dictionary of National Biography ; Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs , Vol. 5, p. 492. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Tableaux topographiques, pittoresques, physiques, historiques, politiques, moraux, litteraires de la Suisse. En 2 forts volumes.

      Paris, Clousier & Lamy, 1780 -1786,. gr. in-folio, (47x34 cm), (Tome I:) 2 ff. (titre et faux titre avec au verso un bandeau grave montrant les portraits du baron de Zurlauben et de La Borde) + le tres beau frontispice allegorique d'apres Moreau de Nee + titre grave avec large vignette + 7 p. (+ 1 blanc) (table numeraire des estampes) + 3 ff. (titre 'Tome premier' & dedicace 'A Mons. le Comte D'Artois') + double carte gravee de la Suisse (par Clermont M.D.CC.LXXXI) + LXXXIV (recte LXXIV) + 1 ff. (entre-titre) + 368 p. + LXVI (Preuves diplomatiques et dissertations historiques) + 3 ff. (corrections - approbation) / (Tome II:) 2 ff + 568 p + 8 p. / L'ensemble est illustre avec 248 planches avec 391 vues, sceaux, portraits, medailles cartes et plans gravees sur cuivre. reliure en d.-parchemin d'epoque. 1 Piece de titre en moroquin rouge au dos (sur 2), petites defauts et usures sur la reliure, sinon robustes exemplaires.. Premiere edition avec le supplement. Fameux ouvrage sur la Suisse, abondamment illustre de 248 planches de vues, sceaux et de medailles, cartes et plans et de portraits. Il manque a notre exemplaire les 10 p. de la 'Liste des souscripteurs des tableaux de la Suisse et de l'Italie', et la 'Table analytique (II + 129 p.) de Querard.Erste Ausgabe. Das bedeutendste französische Illustrationswerk über die Schweiz mit prachtvollen Ansichten. Die Kupfer von Longueil, Masquelier u. Nee gestochen nach Chatelet, Le Barbier, Moreau le Jeune in vorzüglichen Abdrucken. Leicht gebräunt, stellenwqeise stock- oder braunfleckig. Band 1 gegen Ende, Bd. 2 vereinzelt etwas wasserrandig. 5 Tafeln u. ca. 10 Textbll. in Bd. 1 mit teilw. längerem Wurmgang. Fehlen die nachgetragene Table analytique von Querard (II + 129 S.) sowie nach der Bibliographie von Cohen-R., 10 num. S. am Ende von Bd. 1. (Subskribenten). Gebunden in Hprgt d. Zt, Buchdeckel bezogen mit Orig.-Kleisterpapiere, Einbde beschabt, Ecken u. Kanten bestossen, 2 Gelenke mit kl. Einrissen.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brunet V, 1546; Cohen-R. 1075 f.; Lonchamp 3362.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Baum- und Wiesenlandschaft mit links vom Bildrand angeschnittener Hütte.

      . Kohle und Pinsel in Grau und Schwarz, grau laviert, mit weißer Kreide gehöht, auf blauem Bütten, auf blaues Bütten aufgezogen, links unten monogrammiert, datiert und bezeichnet "J.C.H. f.", "1780.", "bey Düsseldorf", verso numeriert "N.121.". 33:55 cm. Provenienz: Aus dem Besitz der Nachfahren des Künstlers.. Seine erste künstlerische Ausbildung erhielt der Schweizer Maler Johann Caspar Huber bei H. Wuest (1741-1821) in Zürich. 1773 hielt er sich in Basel, 1774 in Straßburg auf und war anschließend bis 1778 für J.A.B. Nothnagels (1729-1804) Tapetenfabrik in Frankfurt am Main tätig. Um sich künstlerisch weiterzubilden, besuchte er 1778 die Akademie in Düsseldorf, 1783/1784 die in Amsterdam. Anschließend hielt er sich bis 1789 in Düsseldorf auf, wo er sich verheiratete und zum Mitglied der Kunstakademie ernannt wurde. Seit 1789 war er wieder in Zürich ansässig, wo er als geschätzter Landschaftsmaler verstarb. Die Zeichnung entstand noch während Hubers Düsseldorfer Studienzeit in den Jahren 1778-1782.

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        Essai sur la musique ancienne et moderne. Band 1-4 in 5 Bänden cpl.

      Pierres & Onfroy, Paris 1780 - ( In französischer Sprache ) Mit insgesamt 483 (!) Kupferstichen, im Einzelnen: 6 Kopfvignetten mit Porträts, 67 (5 mehrfach gefaltete) Tafeln mit Musikinstrumenten, Noten, figürl. Szenen u. Diagrammen, 399 getrennt pag. S. mit Noten u. Liedversen sowie 11 (10 ganzseit.) Notenbeispiele im Text; zudem 3 Falttabellen u. zahlr. Noten in Typendruck. (4), 5, (4), VI-XX, 200, XX, 201-445 S.; (4), 444 S. (die gestoch. S. 65-108 in Bd. 5 umgebunden); (4), 702 S.; (4), 476 (recte 478), 27 S.; 178, 59, 59, 59 S. u. (aus Bd. 2) 65-108, jeweils gestochen. 4°. Gesprenkelte Lederbde. d. Zt. mit 2 RSchildern u. reicher RVergold. (Gelenke geplatzt, deshalb Deckel teils lose, Bd 1 Rücken überklebt mit Transparentfilm, dadurch Leder und Rückenschild lädiert Erste Ausgabe. - RISM B, VII, 466 - Hirsch I, Anh. 36 (ungenau) - MGG VIII, 20 - Cohen/Ricci 538 - Riemann (1961) II, 2 - Eitner VI, 5 - Fétis II, 26 - Gregory 142 - Quérard IV, 341 - Brunet III, 712 - Cioranescu 35063 - Graesse IV, 58 - Barbier II, 242b - "Ein gigantisches Ergebnis aus dreißigjähriger Forscherarbeit ist sein Essai, in dem er die Musik aller Zeiten und aller Länder behandelte, die Geschichte der ältesten Instrumente zurückverfolgte und Nachrichten über alle Künstler aller Gattungen, hauptsächlich Italiener und Franzosen, sammelte. ein einzigartiges Werk, die erste französische Musik-Enzyklopädie" (MGG). Verfaßt unter Mitarbeit von Pierre-Joseph Roussier. - Mit Darstellungen zahlreicher Musikinstrumente der verschiedensten Epochen und Kulturen. - Ohne Index (LVI S.). 1781 erschien ein Nachtrag "Mémoires ." (70 S.). - Bd. 1 Falttafel mit langem hinterlegten Einriß, Lage Zz S. 362-363 u. 366-367 unbedruckt (Fehler beim Buchdrucker), der Text dieser 4 Seiten ist auf 4 eingeschalteten Blättern (exakte Abschriften der typogr. Satzspiegel) von zeitgenöss. Schreiberhand in schwarzer Tinte ersetzt. Wenige kl. Ausrisse restauriert, leicht gebräunt, stellenweise etwas braunfleckig. Die schönen Lederbände bedürfen dringend der Restaurierung. - selten - ( Gesamtgewicht 6600 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) First edition. - With 6 engraved vignettes (portraits), 67 (5 folded) engraved plates depicting numerous music instruments, figurative scenes, notations and diagrams, 399 pages of engraved music and song verses (paginated separately), 11 (10 full-page) engraved notations in text; as well as 3 folded tables and numerous type-printed music examples in text. - Contemp. mottled calf with 2 spine labels, richly gilt (joints cracked, covers partly loose, back of vol. 1 pasted over with transparent adhesive type). - A milestone of musicology, the first French encyclopedia of music and a typographical masterpiece noted for its numerous engraved illustrations, fine vignettes and interesting musical scores. Laborde's Essai has been praised as the major French contribution to music historiography of the 18th century. - Without index (LVI p.) and a supplement "(Mémoires .", 70 p.), which appeared in 1781. - Folded plate in vol. 1 with tear (backed); quire Zz pp. 362-363 & 366-367 blank (due to printer's mistake), the text of these 4 pages is bound in on 4 contemp. handwritten leaves (transcription of the wanting printed text). A few small tears restored, minor browning, occasional brownstaining. - A original fine binding, but now professional restoration is required. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        Manoscritto musicale settecentesco "Ad uso di S. Angela Maddalena Serafini".

      Assai gradevole manoscritto tardo settecentesco, scritto da una religiosa, composto da 74 pagine minuziosamente compilate a due colori con musiche religiose in tetagrammi con notazione quadrata. Buona legatura in piena pelle coeva, con impressioni fitomorfe ai piatti e dorso a quattro nervi. Ottima grafia in rosso e nero. Frontespizio decorato in tricromia. Fogli di guardia decorati. Allegata una carta elegantemente manoscritta, con le tonalità del "Vespro di San Francesco". Bell'esemplare su carta greve, in eccellenti condizioni di conservazione

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Pera]
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        "Franc-Fort sur le Main, Ville asiatique d'Allemagne". Gesamtansicht, rechts der Main und Sachsenhausen, links im Vordergrund hübsche Personenstaffage.

      . Altkol. Kupferstich bei Esnauts und Rapilly, Paris, um 1780, 28 x 49 cm.. Schöne Ansicht, mit Schiffen und Kähnen reich staffagiert. In der Art eines Guckkastenblattes koloriert. Im Himmel etwas berieben. Gerahmt.

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        NUEVAS PROPIEDADES DE LA SAL, disertación phisico-medica, en que se demuestran las incomparables virtudes de la sal de la laguna de la Higuera, y el uso que se puede hacer de ella en beneficio de la salud humana. Escrita por el Lic.do Don Vicente Ferrer Gorraiz Beaumont,.

      Madrid 1780 - Materia: Libro antiguo del siglo XVIII sobre las beneficios de la sal en la salud. Medicina. Farmacia. Balnearios. Publicación: En Madrid; En la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1780. Primera edición. Descripción fisica: Anteportada, Portada, 2 hojas, 166 páginas. Encuadernación pergamino de época con rotulo en el lomo. Conservación: Perfecto estado. Revisado completo. RBS1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlungen von den Krankheiten der K?nstler und Handwerker neu bearbearbeitet und vermehret von Johann Christian Gottlieb Ackermann

      Stendal: D.C. Franzen und J.C. Grosse, 1780. )(8, )()(7, A-X8, Y4; [*]1, )(3, [*]1, A-Y8, Z4. (15)ff., 311 pp; (5) ff., 326 pp., (12) ff. 2 vols. 8vo. Contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt. Fine set of an uncommon work. Ownership initials ECW in each volume. Foundation of Occupational Medicine, from the Library of Ernst Wynder "Ramazzini was the first to recognize the social significance of occupational diseases and his book appeared at a most opportune time, since, with the beginning of industrial development in the eighteenth century, prevention of accidents from machinery and the general health of workers became increasingly important" (PMM).Early German edition of this landmark work in occupational and preventive medicine. Ackermann's edition of Ramazzini includes considerable additional observations and extensive commentary. Identifies diseases and health problems associated with more than fifty different occupations from miners, tailors, and dyers to glassblowers, trumpeters, and lime burners.Uncommon and important edition, from the library of Dr. Ernst Wynder, twentieth-century pioneer in cancer research and preventive medicine.

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        Memoirs of the Life of David Garrick, Esq Interspersed with Characters and Anecdotes of His Theatrical Contemporaries

      London: Printed for the Author, and sold at his Shop in Great Russell-Street, Covent Garden, 1780. First edition. Frontispiece. [xx], 336; [xiv], 416 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Paper backed boards, uncut. Some soiling, else fine. IN BOARDS, UNCUT David Garrick was Samuel Johnson's pupil and accompanied him from Litchfield to London. He became a successful actor, proving his versatility with his many triumphs in both comic and tragic roles.

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        Delle Quinte Successive nel Contrappunto e delle Regole degli accompagnamenti

      per Cesare Orena Stamperia Malatesta 1780 Delle Quinte Successive nel Contrappunto e delle Regole degli accompagnamenti. Lettera Del P. D. Giovenale Sacchi C.R.B. dell' Accademia dell' Istituto di Bologna, Professore d' Eloquenza nel Collegio Imperiale de' Nobili di Milano. Al Sig. Wincislao Pihl Accademico Filarmonico. Direttore della Musica di S.A.R. il Serenissimo Arciduca Ferdinando. In Milano, per Cesare Orena Stamperia Malatesta, 1780. In - 8°, m. pelle con titolo e fregi in oro sul dorso. 183 pp. Bell' esemplare con barbe. Raro.

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        Darmstadt 1780.

      Watercolour drawing depicting bridge crossing the river with the city in the background and fishermen and farmers in the front. 27,5x20. Framed

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        American Independence] A MEMORIAL, MOST HUMBLY ADDRESSED TO THE SOVEREIGNS OF EUROPE, ON THE PRESENT STATE OF AFFAIRS, BETWEEN THE OLD AND NEW WORLD [bound with] OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURE OF CIVIL LIBERTY, THE PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENT, AND THE JUSTICE AND POLICY OF THE WAR WITH AMERICA (1776)

      printed for J. Almon, London 1780 - [2], viii, 127, [1] p. Bound in contemporary calf with red morocco title label on the spine; spine desiccated and darkened; weak at the center; front board has been tastefully reattached; rear board weak; lacking initial advertisement leaf; toning to some signatures, but largely a clean copy; Anonymous tract penned by Pownall, a British official sympathetic to the American colonists and Governor of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay. In it Pownall argues that European leaders would do well to recognize the economic trade opportunities of the newly formed United States. ESTC N4078, Sabin 64826. Bound with "Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty." by Richard Price. London: printed for T. Cadell, 1776. Third Edition. [8], 128p. Half title is present; contents are clean and bright. This is a very early edition of Price's essay in support of American independence. The essay caused quite a stir in England and was reprinted several times in 1776. ESTC T41825. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        des Carl Wilhelm Gödicke: "Carl Wi[l]helm Gödicke widmete dieses Buch seinen Gönnern, Freunden und Freundinnen. Halle im [Novem]ber 1780".

      Halle, Eisleben, Leipzig, Merseburg, 1780-1783.. 47 Einträge auf 154 (recte: 155) fortlaufend numerierten und 17 nicht numerierten SS.; zwischengebunden 2 weitere Bll. (vor 11, nach 96); ein späterer Stahlstich lose beiliegend. Reste eines Lederbands der Zeit. Buntpapiervorsätze. Dreiseitiger, leicht ziselierter Goldschnitt. Qu.-8vo.. Hübsches studentisches Freundschaftalbum des nicht näher nachgewiesenen Hallenser Studiosus Carl Wilhelm Gödicke (geb. wohl kurz nach 1760). Zu den Einträgern zählen zumeist Kommilitonen aus Theologie und Jurisprudenz, aber auch einige angehende Mediziner; außerdem neun Frauen. Hervorzuheben ist als einer der ersten Einträger der umtriebige Gelehrte und Schriftsteller Christian Wilhelm Kindleben (1748-85), der sich "beym Besuch während eines kurzen Aufenthalts in Halle" als "der Weltweisheit Doktor und der freyen Künste Magister" einträgt; das gegenüberliegende Blatt ziert ein Scherenschnittportrait - das wohl einzige bekannte Bildnis des Dichters, dessen "Studenten-Lexicon" und "Studentenlieder" zu den bedeutendsten Zeugnissen der Studentensprache und -kultur seines Jahrhunderts zählen und im Jahre 1781 seine Ausweisung aus Halle veranlassen sollten. Zu nennen sind aber auch der Autor und Buchhändler Johann Christian Hendel (1742-1823, vgl. ADB XI, 734), der "wandernde Schriftsteller" Georg Gesellius (geb. 1752; vgl. Hamberger/M. IX, 422) und der kaiserliche Jurist Demetrius Bendella aus Skopje (in griechischer Sprache). Während eines Aufenthalts in Eisleben trugen sich der dortige praktische Arzt Johann Philipp Rotth sowie der Diakon Johann Adolf Gottlob Trautwein ein. Neben der Kindlebens sind noch fünf weitere Eintragungen mit sauber ausgeführten Portraitsilhouetten versehen. Ein musikalisches Albumblatt, offenbar eine Originalkomposition, widmet Gödicke der Halberstädter Theologiestudent August Wilhelm Friedrich Gronau (8 Takte Noten für Klavier mit unterlegtem Text "Du der Gottheit Ebenbild" etc.). Bemerkenswert ist auch das von den Lokalitäten inspirierte Illustrationsmaterial: Ein etwas naives Aquarell des Friedrich Armand Dedeke zeigt eine stilisierte Ansicht von Halle mit Booten und Enten auf der Saale, während der Theologiestudent Christoph Friedrich Wehrhan, der später noch als Schriftsteller hervortrat, eine talentvoll aquarellierte Felsenlandschaft vom Rande des Harz beisteuerte. Eine Kneipszene schließlich zeigt eine Gruppe von 14 Studenten im Wirtshaus bei Bier und Pfeife. Die elegant gewandten jungen Männer in ihren Zopfperücken, bunten Jacken und hohen Stiefeln entsprechen nicht dem zeittypischen Klischee des biederfrommen Hallenser Theologen, sondern erinnern eher an das verbreitete Bild des Jenenser oder Wittenberger Hochschülers. Am gegenüberliegenden Blatt hat der Jusstudent F. W. v. Wedell den Vers gewidmet: "So lebt man lustig, so lange man noch Bursche Bursche heißt, bis daß man endlich ad patres reißt." - Teils etwas braunfleckig. Vorderdeckel fehlt, Wurmspuren am Rücken mit Resten eines Rückenschildchens; am losen Hinterdeckel die Goldprägung "1780". Vollständiges Verzeichnis der Beiträger auf Anfrage.

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        der Reichsstadt Rotenburg ob der Tauber.

      Nbg., Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt, ca. 1780.. 25,5 x 36,5 cm. Gestoch. Titel und 8 Kupfertafeln von Johann Friedrich Schmidt. Pp. d. Zt.. Vgl. Lentner 10299 und 16293; vgl. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXVI, S. 89/90. - Die schönen Arbeiten wurden vom Adam Wolfgang Winterschmidt Verlag herausgegeben. Die Tafel 5 "Prospect der Stadt und des Tauberthals gegen Mittag" ist mit "I.F. Schmidt fecit." (d.i. Johann Friedrich Schmidt) signiert. Es ist anzunehmen, dass der Rothenburger Kupferstecher alle Tafel (inklusive Titel) gefertigt hat. - Das Werk enthält einen hübschen gestochenen Titel, drei Gesamtansichten, zwei Prospekte vom Taubertal, eine Teilansicht mit dem Wildbad, sowie je eine Ansicht von Gebsattel und Detwang. - Einband stark bestoßen und fleckig. Die Bindung gelockert, die fliegenden Vorsätze knittrig und lädiert, leicht fleckig. - In dieser Zusammenstellung sehr selten.

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        SYSTÈME DE LA NATURE, ou des lois du monde physique et du monde moral. Par Mirabaud (pseud.)

      Londres [actually Amsterdam??) 1780 - Later edition (first was in 1770). Two volumes, octavo. pp xii, (48), 371, [1, blank]; [4], ii, 464 pp. Half-titles present, binder's blanks front and rear. Bound in modern quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt lettered (giving author as Mirabaud), raised bands. Fore and bottom page edges untrimmed. Spines are lightly sunned, boards are a little bowed, bindings are otherwise fine. Volume I has a damp stain to fore margin of title leaf and some other scattered leaves; damp stain to lower outer corner of pp 249-74; text has tanning to some signatures, scattered foxing throughout; ink spot to fore margin of last two leaves, no printing affected; outer corners torn from last leaf, no printing affected. Volume II has scattered foxing a nd some tanning in text. In all, VG internally, text unworn and unmarked, with untrimmed edges. Volume I contains on pp 1-47 "Sentiment de Voltaire sur le système de la nature". >> Holbach's most famous book. "The third and properly philosophical stage of Holbach's output began in 1770 with the Système de la nature. This first-and only-example in the Enlightenment of a comprehensive, unmitigated defense of atheistic materialism was the culmination of a whole trend of ideas already expressed in varying degrees by La Mettrie, Helvétius, Diderot, and others. It caused much consternation in France, not only among spokesmen for the official faith but among the deistic philosophes as well.Système de la nature.defines man as a product entirely of nature, subject to the laws governing the physical universe, which, in turn, constitutes the whole of reality. The soul, or spiritual substance, is an illusion; the moral and intellectual attributes of man are simply his organic machine considered in certain of its special, less visible operations. Since sensibility is a primary function of the animal organism, all our higher faculties are derived ultimately from the different forms that sensation takes" - Encyclopedia of Philosophy IV , pp 49-51. "Holbach's influence was perhaps never very great, but the confident dogmatism, and the comprehensiveness of the Système de la nature, which even provoked Voltaire to reply in defense of religion, have ensured its survival as the bible of materialism." - PMM 215. Vercruysse (1780) A1. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan, From the Year MDCCXLV. To Which Is Prefixed a Dissertation on the Establishments Made By Mahomedan Conquerors in Indostan. In Three Volumes

      John Nourse 1780, London - Two volumes in three. Volume 1 dated 1780. Volumes 2 & 3 dated 1778. Volume 2 contains 'Volume II: Section the First' and volume 3 'Volume II: Section the Second.' 436, xcvii; 365; 367-739 pp. Contemporary full calf. Leather title labels and volume numbers to spines. Gilt lined panels to spines. Spines and boards marked. Wear to spine ends and extremities. Area of worming to upper board of volume 3. All engraved maps and plates present, as called for. Foxing and creasing to a few maps. A Very Good set.

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        ELOGE DE LA FOLIE nouvellement traduit du latin d?Erasme par M. de la Veaux avec les figures de Jean Holbein gravées d?après les dessins originaux

      imprimé avec les caractères de G. Haas chez J. J. Thurneysen, le jeune 1780 in 8°, pp. XVI, 392, leg. m / pelle coeva, nervi e tass. con tit. in oro al ds., tagli color giallo. Pregiata e ricercata edizione, con una traduzione dal latino migliore della precedente del Gueudeville, ornata da 82 xilograf. n.t., anche a piena pag., su disegni di Holbein e ritratto di Erasmo inc. in antip. Cfr. Brunet II, 1038. Ds. abilmente restaurato, piccolo restauro al verso dell?occhiello e del front., ma ottimo esempl. di questo testo, vera enciclopedia della saggezza antica, stampato su carta forte e chiara.

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        Samtlige skrifter. Bind 1-4.

      Kiøbenhavn 1780-91. LXVI + (2) + 456 + VII + (1) + 408 + (8) + 304 + (6) + 422 s. Frontisp. + 21 kobberstukne plansjer. Bd. I. med kobberstukne plansjer av Clemens etter tegninger av Abildgaard. Bind II-IV med kobberstukne plansjer av Chodowiecki. Fine samt. skinnbd. med røde og grønne tittel- og tomefelter. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Originalutgaven, delvis på blått skrivepapir. Navn på tittelbl. Et tomefelt noe avskrapet i skinnet, ellers et meget fint eks

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        Neue und durch die Erfahrung vollkommen bestättigte Anweisung wie die von einem Schlagfluß gelähmten Kranke vermittelst der Elektricität sich und vollkommen geheilet werden können.

      . Aus dem Franz. übersetzt von J.Ch. Themm. - Augsburg, Klettt und Frank, 1780, Kl.8°, 251 (1), (2) pp., mit 4 gefalt. Kupferstichtafeln, Pappband der Zeit mit rotem Rückenschild; feines Exemplar..

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        A History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan, From the Year MDCCXLV. To Which Is Prefixed a Dissertation on the Establishments Made By Mahomedan Conquerors in Indostan. In Three Volumes

      London: John Nourse 1780. Two volumes in three. Volume 1 dated 1780. Volumes 2 & 3 dated 1778. Volume 2 contains 'Volume II: Section the First' and volume 3 'Volume II: Section the Second.' 436, xcvii; 365; 367-739 pp. Contemporary full calf. Leather title labels and volume numbers to spines. Gilt lined panels to spines. Spines and boards marked. Wear to spine ends and extremities. Area of worming to upper board of volume 3. All engraved maps and plates present, as called for. Foxing and creasing to a few maps. A Very Good set. . Very Good. Full Calf. Third Edition. 1780. 4to..

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        A dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English. To which is prefixed a dissertation on the languages, literature, and manners of Eastern nations.

      Oxford, printed at the Clarendon Press, sold by J. Murray and D. Price, 1777-1780. - Folio (275 x 407 mm). 2 vols. (4), XLVIII, (16) pp. 2144 (but: 2136: skipping 441-448) cols. (4) pp., XX cols., (6) pp., 2286 cols. 19th century English calf. First edition of the first Persian-Arabic-English dictionary, edited by the orientalist Sir John Richardson (1740/41-1795). The first volume includes a dissertation on the languages, literature and manners of Eastern nations. ''An excellent work. As the first vol. or Persian, Arabic and English part was published separately, many more copies were sold than of the second or English, Persian, and Arabic. A few broken sets of the first volume being left, the booksellers were led to reprint several deficient sheets, and so with the copies left on hand of the second vol. they made up some perfect sets. But these are easily known from the original'' (Clarke), as they are printed in London in 1800. - "On 12 November 1767 [Richardson] was proposed for the Society of Antiquaries of London as of Furnival's Inn. In London he pursued both the law and the study of Arabic and Persian. In his oriental interests Richardson was much influenced by another young man, William Jones, who was already coming to be regarded as a prodigy of learning in Asian languages. With the growth of British territorial power in India the potential market for a Persian dictionary had aroused the interest of London publishers and by 1770 Jones and Richardson were working on a new version of Franciscus Meninski's 'Thesaurus linguarum orientalium', first published in 1680-87. Progress was very slow, and Jones withdrew to concentrate on his legal career, leaving the field to Richardson. Thanks to his 'ingenuity and perseverance' (memorial of A. Hamilton and G. Nicol to East India Company, 6 Feb 1776, BL OIOC, E/1/60, no. 26), an abridged version of the original project eventually appeared in two volumes in 1777 and 1780 as A Dictionary, Persian, Arabic and English. Fundamentally revised by others, notably by Charles Wilkins in 1806 and 1810, the dictionary was to have a long life, but although the company took 150 sets, there were few other subscribers and Richardson got little reward for the huge effort he had expended on it" (Marshall). - Bindings rubbed and worn, inner hinges partly split, endpapers renewed. Some staining and marginal repairs to interior; larger tears to 5 leaves, staining to both titles, ownership inscriptions partly inked out; both titles showing central repaired clipping as well as marginal strenghtening and collector's stamp. A large part of both volumes shows worming to gutter; a few leaves with repairs. Zaunmüller 189. Vater/Jülg 25. Graesse VI, 113. Cf. Brunet IV, 1285 (later ed. only, 1806-1810). Clarke, John. (1806). The Bibliographical Miscellany - Supplement, vol. 1 (London, 1806) pp. 273-274; for Richardson: Marshall, "Richardson, John [styled Sir John Richardson, ninth baronet] (1740/41-1795), orientalist", in: ODNB (online ed.).

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        COMPENDIO DE LA HISTORIA DE LA SANTA CASA DE LORETO, con un índice exacto, y por menor de todas las Dadivas de los Papas, Emperadores, Reyes, Príncipes, Duques, y otros ilustres Personages que componen el preciosísimo Tesoro de las alhajas del mismo Santuario.

      Imp. Manuel Martín. Madrid, 1780 - . 16 cm. 208 pág. Enc. en pergamino. Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Bittern

      c.1780. Plate 19. Copper engraving. Later colour. Fine condition. Size: 63 x 30 cm. (25 x 12 inches). A fine late eighteenth century print of a bittern by the zoological artist, William Hayes.

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        Undersøgelse om National-Velstands Natur og Aarsag. Af det Engelske oversat og med nogle Anmærkninger oplyst af F. Dræbye.

      Volume 2 only. Copenhagen 1780. [8] + 775 + [3] s. Indbundet i slidt samtidigt hellæder guldtryk på ryggen og guldbort på permer. Navn på friblad. Indvendig ren og pæn. Bound in worn contemporary full leather with goldprint on spine and goldlines on boards.. Volume 2 only.The first and very rare Danish translation which also is one of the earliest of "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations". Kress B.233. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN no. 221: "THE WEALTH OF NATIONS is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is completely convincing. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern oeconomic thought." Danish history books tell, that Count Schimmelmann, famous contemporary Danish minister of Finance, throw this book out of the window after having read it!Bibl.Dan.I,1070

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        Hortorum libri IV, et cultura hortensis. Hortorum historiam addidit Gabriel Brotier

      Paris: 1780. 12mo (149 x 82 mm.). [2] ff., xxxvi, 319, [1] pp. Engraved frontispiece of a gardener in classical setting, by Benoît Louis Prévost, Barbou’s woodcut device on title, woodcut, typographic and engraved head- & tailpieces. Publisher’s list of other works from the Collection d’Auteurs Latins on last page. Printed on pale blue paper (papier bleuté). Fine. Contemporary French gold-tooled red morocco, covers tooled to a dentelle design, smooth spine gilt with flower tools, gilt edges, blue watered silk liners (light scuffing to extremities, faint stain on front cover). Provenance: bookplates of Charles Lormier (oval monogrammed booklabel with motto Vita sina litteris mors est; sale, 7 parts, Paris, 1901-1907); Jules Lemaître (sale, Paris, 18 June 1917, no. 443); Henri Beraldi (sale, part 3, Paris, 18 Dec. 1934, no. 212); Alain de Rothschild.***A bibliophilic copy of an erudite edition, the first with Brotier’s commentary, of Rapin’s influential neo-Latin poem on gardening, first published in 1665. Brotier added a biographical introduction, exhaustive notes, and two long essays, on classical horticulture and on gardens in general, with an index of plant names in Latin and French. Rapin, whose poem is packed with classical allusions, was one of the only modern writers to be included in Joseph-Gérard Barbou’s Collection d’Auteurs Latins, all 68 volumes of which could be purchased (bound in calf) for 395 livres, as advertised on the last page. This copy was evidently highly prized and passed from one eminent bibliophile’s library to the next. Quérard VII:454; Brunet IV:1114; Sommervogel de Backer VI:1446.

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        Examen de la Question, Si les Decimateurs ont l'Intention Fondee.

      1780 - 1780 Pamphlet Questioning the Church's Right to Raise Tithes in Flanders [Massez, C.]. Examen de la Question, Si les Decimateurs ont l'Intention Fondee en Droit a la Perception de la Dime des Fruits Insolites en Flandre, Tant Ceux, Qui Sont Insolites Parmi Toute la Province, que de Ceux, Qui ne Sont Insolites que pour Quelques Villages en Particulier. Ghent: Chez P.F. Cocquyt, 1780. vi, 84, [2] pp. Octavo (7-1/4" x 4-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in plain wrappers, untrimmed edges, early hand-lettered title to front, fragments of title label to spine. Some soiling and edgewear, later owner bookplate to verso of front wrapper. Some toning, light soiling to title page, internally clean. * Only edition located. Massez wishes to limit the rights of the church to raise tithes in Flanders. He notes that "God himself established tithes for the Jewish people, where it was part of the dividing-up of the lands, which God himself ordered: [however] amongst the Christian nations, it is men who have ordered this division, men have also introduced tithes there; thus [such a tax] depends on the civil law of each nation" (iii-iv). Massez discusses statutes from 1520 and 1530 onward and disputes their interpretation by Zeger Bernhard van Espen [1646-1728], the distinguished Flemish canon lawyer. OCLC locates 8 copies, 2 in North American law libraries (Columbia, UC-Berkeley). Not in the British Museum Catalogue. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Vue de Stäfa pres du La de Zuric, du Cot'de L'Orient. Altkolorierte Aquatinta.

      Um 1780.. Bildgrösse: 27.6 x 40.5 cm Unten handschriftlich bezeichnet "Dessine et grave par H. Thomann". Blatt am Himmel fleckig..

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        Ost Seite von dem Königl. Neuen Schloss bey Potsdam.

      . Kupferstich v. Krüger, um 1780, 25 x 44,5. Nicht bei Giersberg/Schendel; Drescher/ Kroll, Nr. 412 und Abb. 162. - 1. Zustand, ohne die später hinzugekommende Plattennummer. Blick von den Communs zum Neuen Palais ( Gartenfront ) und der Nebenflügel.

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        Poesie Pel Solenne Ingresso

      1780. VENETIAN INGRESSO. MOCENIGO, Pietro. Pel Solenne Ingresso di Sua Eccellenza Mss. Pietro Mocenigo K. Procuratore di S. Marco. Orazione dell'Ab. Pietro Berti. WITH: Poesie pel solenne ingresso di Sua Eccellenza il Cavaliere Pietro Mocenigo alla dignità di Procuratore di S. Marco. Two works in one volume. 1 f., xxviii pp., 1 f. (port); 1 f., lxiv pp., 1 f. (tailpiece), each page surrounded by an engraved border. Folio, 344 x 240 mm, bound in near-contemporary blue patterned paper wrappers. Preserved in blue half morocco protective box. In Venezia: Presso Simone Occhi, 1780. |~||~||~||~||~| Only Edition of the Ingresso and Congratulatoria of Pietro Mocenigo, Procurator of San Marco in Venice. This lovely printed volume captures the refined taste and the love of luxury of the best of Venetian bookmaking in the late eighteenth century. The frontispiece portrait of Mocenigo was drawn from life by Andreas Compagnioni and executed by Antonio Baratti; there are two engraved title-pages (drawn by Giovanni David and engraved by Viero), 7 engraved head- or tailpiece vignettes, one full-page engraved colophon, and 16 different ornamental borders by Teodoro Viero, designed especially for this book. Lapiccirella calls the first work: "nitido e ben stampato, con grand caratteri." The two works, frequently bound together, were compiled for this occasion by Pietro Berti, and features writings by P. Bernardi, C. Belli, G.F. Altanesi, Lor. Varutti, and Zacc. Betti. Spine expertly repaired; internally a very clean and crisp copy retained in a contemporary Venetian pastepaper binding. Morazzoni 274. Saks Sale 124-125. Cicogna 3385. Soranzo 5796. Lapiccirella 58 & 59.

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        Catalogo delle opere date finora alla luce da Gio. Batt. Piranesi

      1780. |~||~|WITH THREE ADDITIONS IN PIRANESI'S HAND PIRANESI, Giovanni Battista. Catalogo delle Opere Date Finora alla Luce da Gio. Battista Piranesi. Etching on laid paper. Printed on lower center of upper sheet: "Si vendono presso il medisimo Autore nel palazzo del Conte Tomati a Strada Felice, vicino alla Trinita de' Monti." Sheet size: 553 x 425 mm. Etched image: 395 x 295 mm. Professionally matted and framed. Roma: [NP], ca. 1761. This broadsheet has three annotations in brown ink, in Piranesi's own hand: the number "60" before the final printed Vedute del Pantheon paoli tre, the full title of the unlisted Vedute del Tempio della Sibilla in Tivoli, as well as the price of Dell Emissario del Lago Albano "2.50," which was left empty in this state of the printed version. An original, illustrated single etched sheet, Piranesi's Catalogo offered a periodically-updated list of the works engraved and published by Piranesi. Each work is briefly described, and a short statement of the contents and sometimes the price is provided. The physical design comprises advertising text surrounded by a receding entablature of several framed vedute of Rome within a setting of Roman antiquities. Piranesi's Catalogo remains an intriguing association item that was reissued by Piranesi throughout his career. This is the second state of the Catalogo according to Hind, with vedute listed up to 60. Wilton-Ely calls it the first state, supplying a reproduction of the same impression as our printed version. However, recent research by Andrew Robison has identified up to 31 individual states, this impression matches the sixth state from his list. Advertised on this sheet are the: Antichita Romanae, Carceri D'Invenzione, Architetture Diverse, Della Magnificenza ed Architettura de' Romani, etc. For the Vedute di Roma a full list of the individual etchings is given in rough chronological order. Since the vedute were executed over a number of years, succeeding states of the Catalogo contain ever-increasing numbers of etchings under the Vedute di Roma heading. Overall, a nice example of this appealing and now increasingly rare Piranesi item. Robison VI of 31. Hind, p. 6, #2 of 13. Wilton-Ely, Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings, I, A. (p. 14) and reproduction, p. 15. Ficacci, Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Complete Etchings (Cologne: Taschen, 2000), p. 52, who cites 25 separate states or printings of the Catalogo.

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        Undersögelse om National-Velstands Natur og Aarsag. Af det Engelske oversat og med nogle Anmaerkninger oplyst af F. Draebye.

      . Volume 2 only. Copenhagen 1780. [8] + 775 + [3] s. Indbundet i slidt samtidigt hellaeder guldtryk pa ryggen og guldbort pa permer. Navn pa friblad. Indvendig ren og paen. Bound in worn contemporary full leather with goldprint on spine and goldlines on boards. * Volume 2 only.<br>The first and very rare Danish translation which also is one of the earliest of "An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations". Kress B.233. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN no. 221: "THE WEALTH OF NATIONS is not a system, but as a provisional analysis it is completely convincing. The certainty of its criticism and its grasp of human nature have made it the first and greatest classic of modern oeconomic thought." Danish history books tell, that Count Schimmelmann, famous contemporary Danish minister of Finance, throw this book out of the window after having read it!<br>Bibl.Dan.I,1070..

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        1780 DRAMA SAMUEL FOOTE 4VL SET 1ST EDITION FINE GOLD/LEATHER PLAYS DEVIL XRARE$

      THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF SAMUEL FOOTEN.D. Circa 1780; Samuel Foote; Believe First Set Edition; London, P. Vaillant, Others; Full Leather; Each About 300 Pages; w5.1"xh8.6"; Very Rare!!!Great For any Drama Fan or of the Famous Author or Collector.  Great Gift Idea or Shelf Set; Complete in Four Volumes!!!Attributes:Four Brilliant, sleek full leather cover designs with pretty marble detail to boards, ornate gold bindings with red/black labels, gold gilding to cover edges, one pretty illustration, each with individual title pages, and some great Dramatic Classics, written in early Modern English on handmade paper!!!Some Contents Included:TASTE, ENGLISHMAN IN PARIS/RETURNED TO PARIS, THE KNIGHTS, MAYOR OF GARRAT, THE ORATORS, THE MINOR, THE LYAR, PATRON, THE COMMISSARY, COZENERS, BANKRUPT, LAME LOVER, MAID OF BATH, DEVIL UPON TWO STICKS, TRIP TO CALAIS, THE CAPUCHIN, ETC.!!!Background:Samuel Foote (January 1720 ?" 21 October 1777) was a British dramatist, actor and theatre manager from Cornwall. He was known for his comedic acting and writing, and for turning the loss of a leg in a riding accident in 1766 to comedic opportunity.Condition:Conditions are Very Good.  Some wear to edges, little glue/color to a few hinges, holding very well, pages/text blocks are very good for over years old!!!

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        TA., Alter Markt, "Prospect des alten Markts zu Potsdam.".

      . Kupferstich aus Schleuen, Prospecte .., um 1780, 18,7 x 31,2. Nicht bei Berndt, Märkische Ansichten, sowie Giersberg/Schendel; Drescher/Kroll Nr. 112 und Abb. 48. - Blick aus der ehem. Schloßstraße auf die nördl. Seite des Platzes mit Obelisk und Nikolaikirche, rechts das alte Rathaus.

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        GUÍA DE PECADORES, EN LA QUAL SE CONTIENE UNA LARGA Y COPIOSA EXHORTACIÓN. - 1780

      - Pamplona, Imp. Joaquin de Domingo, 1780 á la virtud, y guarda de los Mandamientos Divinos. 575p. 1h. 4º. Encuadernado en pasta española de la época. Lomo y puntas algo rozadas. Algunos puntos de óxido. Inscripción de antiguo propietario en las guardas. Buen ejemplar. Religión. Literatura española.

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        A COMPLETE BODY OF HERALDRY: CONTAINING AN HISTORICAL ENQUIRY . [WITH] GLOVER';S ORDINARY OF ARMS, AUGMENTED AND IMPROVED; [WITH] AN ALPHABET OF ARMS, CONTAINING UPWARDS OF FIFTY THOUSAND COATS, WITH THEIR CRESTS, ETC. AND A COPIOUS GLOSSARY, EXPLAINING ALL THE TECHNICAL TERMS USED IN HERALDRY. IN TWO VOLUMES. ILLUSTRATED WITH COPPER PLATES

      The First Edition set in two folio volumes; folio volumes; with engraved portrait frontispiece; list of subscribers.,22 full page engraved plates; in contemporary tree calf with a later professional reback, with original morocco labels laid down.From Moule's Bibliotheca Heradica: "Opposite the title of the first volume is the portrait of the author in his tabard and collar of SS, within an oval frame". "The dedication "To the King," 1 page; then a list of Subscribers, pp. 2, in which are both their Majesties, and four others of the Royal family, 18 Dukes (most of them for large-paper copies), 1 Marquess, 36 Earls, 11 Viscounts, I Bishop, 35 Barons, 40 Baronets, and 299 other subscribers, several of whom are for two sets, a tolerable proof of the interest which his work had excited, or of the success of his applications" [Moule, Bibliotheca Heraldica, p. 432]. Edmondson was a coach-painter, and a good one, who had a busy trade emblazoning coats of arms on carriages. He was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and an appointment in the College of Arms; these honors did not stop him from carrying on with his coach-painting business.

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        BERLIN PALACE; Copper Engraving Titled]: Prospect des Königl. Schlosses zu Berlin, wie sich selbiges gegen die Breite- und Brüder Strasse zu, praesentiret.

      Ca. 1780. Copper engraving ca. 19x31 cm (7 ½ x 12 ¼ in). Margins slightly trimmed, otherwise a very good bright engraving. An attractive copper engraved view of the Berlin Palace (Berliner Schloss), which was constructed in the 15-18th centuries, and served as a winter residence of the Prussian kings and German emperors. The view shows a busy square in front of the palace, full of pedestrians, carriages and street vendors; a glimpse of the Spree River is seen on the right. The view was apparently engraved by Johann David Schleuen, a prolific master, court engraver, known for his plans and views of Berlin. Berlin Palace was heavily damaged during the Allies' bombardment of Berlin in February 1945 and was demolished in 1950. Work on the palace reconstruction started in 2013; the completion is expected in 2018-2019.

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