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        Biographical Memoirs of Medicine in Great Britain From the Revival of Literature to the Time of Harvey

      London Joseph Johnson, St. Paul's Church-Yard 1780. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed with corner wear. Respined with internal tape strengthening at joints. Scattered foxing. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland First Edition Leather cover 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). xii, 338pp + index.

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        Votivtafel als Dank für die Errettung durch die Schutzmadonna beim Einbrechen ins Eis und dem drohenden Tod durchs Ertrinken.

      1780.. Detailreiche Darstellung mit ornamentaler Umrandung und untenstehendem Text: * Vier Holzknecht von Weiermühle wollten über den See gehen und brachen durch das Eis. Die plötzliche Versinckjng drohte und ihnen kein Mensch auch nur eine Stund mehr zu leben versprochen haben / Sie durch Anrufung Maria Hülf erlangt. In Jänner und Christ, 1780 *. Öl auf Holztafel. Gesamtgröße 31 x 24 cm. Die Tafel selbst von guter Erhaltung, Rückseite mit Wurmlochspuren. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 300 Gramm ) >>>Votivtafeln sind Dankbilder für die Erhörung eines Gebetes <<< ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Histoire de l'église, dédiée au Roi

      Imprimerie de P.L. Lekens, Maestricht 1780 - 24 volumes. 11 kg Relirure en plein veau brun, dos à nerfs dorés, pièce de titre / tomaison mosaiquée.

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        Histoire de l'église.

      Maestricht, De l'Imprimerie de P.L.Lekens. - 1780-1791. 24 vols. Original boards, with title-labels (top backs rubbed, hinges of vol. 20 seriously damaged, some other hinges a bit broken) - Volume 1-24: Depuis l'établissement de l'église jusqu'à l'an 1721.- Still a good complete set of the rare "Maastricht" edition. See image. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte De la Terre des Hebreux ou Israelites partagee felon l'ordre de Dieu aux douze tribus descendantes des Douze fils de Jacob

      Paris 1780 - Size : 490x690 (mm), 19.25x27.125 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline

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        AN ADDRESS OF THE CONVENTION, FOR FRAMING A NEW CONSTITUTION OF GOVERNMENT, FOR THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS-BAY, TO THEIR CONSTITUENTS

      Boston: White and Adams, 1780.. 18pp. 20th-century three-quarter red morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Extremities rubbed. Institutional bookplate on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership inscription on titlepage, a few contemporary notations. Second "S" in "Address" on half title lacking, some paper damage to the "E" as well. Light soiling, foxing, and wear. About very good. Although primarily written by Adams, this explanation of the new constitution was issued by James Bowdoin, convention president. After the rejection of the 1778 Massachusetts constitution, the document was entirely revised, largely by John Adams, and offered to the public in 1780. Adams and others then lobbied hard for its acceptance, and this is the opening gun. EVANS 16843.

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        Le Triomphe de la Mort

      Basle 1780 - Oeuvre de Jean Holbein ou Recueil de Gravures d'Après ses Plus Beaux Ouvrages, accompagnés d'Explications Historiques et Critiques et de la Vie de ce Fameux Peintre par Chrétien de Mechel, Graveur de S. A. S. Monseigneur l'Electeur Palatin, et Membres de Diverses Académies. Première Partie, Le Triomphe de la Mort. A Basle chez l'Auteur, 1780. Dedication to George III. This work contains Mechel's interpretation of the 'Dance of Death', and is the first part of a four part work of Holbein's designs. Folio (364 x 286 mm.), pp. 12, [2], plus 14 plates. The first 12 plates contain 46 copper engravings or etchings of the familiar scenes together with two others engraved after Holbein's drawing of a decorated dagger sheath. The last two plates are unconnected with the Dance of Death, and show Federico Zucchero's copies of Holbein's originals entitled The Triumph of Riches and The Triumph of Poverty. Bound in early 19C. half roan (?) over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, the original wrappers bound in. Bookplates of John Proctor Anderdon of Farley Hall, Berks. The binding is worn but still quite solid. Internally the text is uniformly lightly browned, the plates white but with occasional light foxing, mostly marginal. The tissue-guards have been removed. There is a short closed tear (no loss) in the edge of the title-page, which also lacks its top right-hand corner. There is a small library stamp on the verso of the title-page. There are barely visible library blind-stamps on the bottom right-hand corners of four of the plates, well away from the engraved area. Chrétien de Mechel (1737-1817) was an engraver, art connoisseur, and printseller in Basle, Holbein's home town. He was offered drawings purporting to be Holbein's originals of the series which he refused, but later borrowed them to engrave these plates. However, it is now established that these drawings were not by Holbein, but Peter Rubens. The engravings of the dagger sheath, on the other hand, were taken from original drawings by Holbein in Mechel's possession.

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        L'HISTOIRE DE L'AMERIQUE. 4 VOLUMES

      Chez Pissot, Libraire, Quai Des Augustins, Paris 1780 - .[ 4 VOLUMES - 380pgs., 572pgs., 520pgs., plus 3pgs., 434pgs.].SECOND EDITION REVISED AND CORRECTED, TRANSLATED FROM THE ENGLISH.VOL. 4 HAS 5 FOLD OUT PLATES, 4 OF WHICH ARE MAPS(GOLFE DU MEXIQUE, L'AMERIQUE MERIDIONALE, MEXIQUE, MER DU SUD) AND 1 IS AN ILLUSTRATION(CHRONOLOGY OF MEXICANS).ALL PLATES IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.HANDSOMELY BOUND IN TREE CALF LEATHER WITH GILT DECORATED SPINES, RAISED BANDS, LEATHER TITLE AND VOLUME NUMBER LABELS.TEXTBLOCK IN RED.ENGRAVED VIGNETTE ON TITLE PAGE, MARBLED ENDPAPERS. HEADPIECES AND TAILPIECES THROUGHOUT.Minor shelfwear particularly at spine ends and corners.A NICE SET GIVEN ITS AGE.SABIN 71990. 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Maritime School on the Banks of the Thames, for the Education of the Sons of such Sea Officers, and others, as may be intended for the King's, the East India Company's, or the Merchants Service [caption title]

      no publisher, [Chelsea, England? 1780 - Small quarto pamphlet, approximately 6.75" x 3.5". 19, [1, blank] pp., A--B[4], C1--C[ 2]. Stitched, without wrappers, later (?) paper reinforcement strip to spine. First leaf slightly dust-soiled, very good. This pamphlet serves as a continuation of a proposal first made in1777 to establish at Chelsea a naval training school for young English boys. The school was the brainchild of English philanthropist andmerchant Jonas Hanway. The objectives of the school were to train young boys for the Royal Navy, and to ensure the children of fallenofficers who had died in serving their country could receive a naval education. The details of the institution and its benefits for King,country, and character are herein outlined. Pages 13--19 record a lengthy list of subscribers; many, quite obviously, with title, status, and notable standing.Not on *ESTC*, *COPAC*, or *OCLC*. A variant example, in seventeen pages, held by the National Maritime Museum in England, has a similar, but variant title, and suggests a date of 1781. We suspect NMM's example chronologically preceded this present example. Other Maritime School on the Banks of the Thames pamphlets are recorded, but not with this title's wording. Additionally, they often appear to post-date this present example which is apparently unrecorded. Of the other editions, not one mentions in the caption title that the school was intended for training individuals who would then serve with the East India Company. A curious anomaly? [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        STATE OF RHODE-ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS. IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY, JULY SESSION, 1780. AN ACT FOR ASSESSING AND APPORTIONING A RATE OR TAX OF FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS LAWFUL MONEY UPON THE INHABITANTS OF THIS STATE [caption title].

      Providence: John Carter, [1780]. - Broadside, 15 x 10 inches. Old folds. Lightly dampstained. Docketed on verso. Still, very good. A scarce Rhode Island broadside announcing the passage of a Revolutionary-era tax to be raised and collected from that state's inhabitants for the purpose of filling the state treasury. During the Revolution, each state levied its own taxes in order to contribute to the funding of the war effort. This broadside includes a list of the apportionment for each town. Providence itself is to be taxed £28,392, by far the most of any of the towns listed. NAIP and ESTC locate only three copies - Yale, Rhode Island State Library, and the Society of the Cincinnati. Scarce. BRISTOL B5171. SHIPTON & MOONEY 43880. ALDEN 834. ESTC W7865.

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        Der Todtentanz oder Triumph des Todes mit 48 getreu nach den Original-Holzschnitten in Kupfer gestochenen Blättern von Chr. Mechel. Mit Text begleitet von C. Weiß. Uttweil am Bodensee, C. Uhler (1860). 8°. VIII, mit 48 altkolorierten getönt. Holzst.-Tafeln, Goldschn., gold- u. blindgepr. Lwd. d. Zt. mit Deckeltitel.

      - Massmann-T. 205 - Minns 273 - nicht in Oppermann.- Seltene Ausgabe in einem altkoloerierten Exemplar mit 48 Wiedergaben (inkl. Titel) nach den Radierungen von Chritian de Mechel aus ?Le Triomphe de la mort? Basel 1780.- Einband minimal berieben, Innengelenke brüchig, sonst schönes Exemplar.

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE BEAUMARCHAIS 4 VOLUMES

      AU BUREAU 1780 - R160111205: Tome 1 : 360 pages, plein veau d'époque, épidermure sur le premier plat de couverture. Tome 2 : 390 pages, plein veau d'époque, manque sur le premier plat en tête, ainsi que quelques épidermures, auréoles sur la tranche principale. Tome 3, plein veau d'époque, manque en tête du premier plat de couverture, épidermure sur le deuxième plat de couverture. Tome 4 : plein veau d'époque, coiffes en tête abimée, épidermures sur les plats de couverture. Titres, tomaisons et fleurons dorés pour l'ensemble des tomes. Tome 1: Mémoires de Monsieur Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. Tome 2 : Quatrième mémoire. Tome 3 : Mémoires de Monsieur Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais. Tome 4 : Les deux amis ou le négociant de lyon, drame en cinq actes et en prose. In-12 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840-Littératures des langues romanes. Littérature française [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A GENERAL DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. One main object of which, is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation. To which is prefixed, a Rhetorical Grammer.

      Printed for J. Dodsley, C. Dilly & J. Wilkie. London. 1780 - FIRST EDITION. Two Volumes. 4to.(10.8 x 9 inches). Text printed in double column. Previous owners (The secretary&apos;s Office of the East India Company) bookplates on the top outer corners of the title pages. Volume one title page frayed to inner margin at the bottom and bottom edge chipped. Tiny hole to the half title. Volume tow half title has been trimmed down to just around the text and is bound in at the rear, after the leaf advertising the works of Sheridan, itself trimmed to the outer margin. Some minor foxing to a few leaves but overall a very good, clean copy. Finely bound in recent half antique style sprinkled brown calf. Raised bands. Compartments with double gilt rules. Brick coloured morocco title labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. A very good copy of this scarce First printing. This work is the earliest dictionary to seriously approach the pronunciation of the English language.

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        A Reply to the Observations of Lieut. Gen. Sir William Howe, On a Pamphlet, Entitled Letters to a Nobleman: In Which His Misrepresentations are Detected, and Those Letters are Supported, by a Variety of New Matter and Argument. To Which is Added An Appendix

      London: Printed for G. Wilkie, 1780. First edition. original gray wrappers. Spine a bit cocked, missing paper at ends, wrappers a little foxed, interior fine. Octavo. During the British occupation of Philadelphia in 1777-1778 Galloway was a ?Superintendent? and Loyalist. In this volume he replies to General Howe?s Observations, and elaborates how Howe could and should have won the war. Galloway counters Howe?s claim that he was forced to fight in forest by pointing out that in many place more than three quarter of the land and at a minimum two thirds of the land in question was cleared farm land. Even though Galloway sounds hostile there is important information and details on the Revolution, the nature of the countryside and more [Howes G48. Sabin 26443].

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        Captain Cook&#146;s Third and Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. Faithfully abridged from the Quarto Edition. Published By Order of His Majesty.

      John Fielding and John Stockdale, London - c. 1780's. 8vo. title, xii, 372pp. frontispiece Captain James Cook, and complete with six engraved plates. later quarter brown calf, raised bands, gilt ruled, marbled endpapers. Excellent Copy.

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

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

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        A Fan depicting the Siege of Gibraltar]

      [?c.1780]., Spain, - Folding paper fan with a fine large hand-coloured engraved view of the Siege of Gibraltar with Spanish ships and troops in the foreground, the verso with engraved key in Spanish decorated with weapons of war on either side, mounted on ivory sticks , the ivory sticks decorated in silver and gilt with a fort, ship and flag, the gaurdsticks carved and pierced and with silver and gilt depicting a ship and drums. The unsuccessful siege of Gibraltar began in 1779 and lasted until February 1783, when the siege was lifted. This fan, which it has been suggested belonged to the Earl of Minto, is not in the Schreiber Collection.

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        Russia: Or, a Compleat Historical Account of All the Nations Which Compose That Empire

      Pall-Mall, London, 1780-1783: For J. Nichols, T. Cadell, H. Payne, C. Dilly and N. Conant In four volumes. Volume I: Finnish Nations, cxi, (1) errata, 201pp. 2 plates. Volume II: Tartar nations, 401pp; 2 plates Volume III. Samoyede nations, 372pp. 2 plates, one closed tear to p. 271, description of plates and placement of the second plate in volume I which states it should be placed at p. 102 but in fact is placed at p. 199 (stated in the plate to be at p. 199). Volume IV. Mogol [sic] nations, 451pp., (1) pp. publisher&#39;s ad., 1 folding map, 12 plates of which one is folding.(18 plates and 1 map. total). The first demographic study of the Russian peoples and its territories. Translated by William Tooke (1744-1820) author and historian who is well known for his Russian studies while he resided in St. Petersburg. An exceptional history of how Siberia became a province. The history of the Russian provinces, the various inhabitants and their culture; including the Kara-Kitans, Mongouls [sic], the Burats; agriculture, mining, religious beliefs, and leaders. All volumes bound in tree calf, boards fragile with some splitting and chipping, spines flat and fully decorated in gilt, black and red contrasting labels gilt with some chipping (one label nearly gone), marbled endpapers, early bookplate with crown and snake with initials below "WBJ"., text clean, lacking only the three integral ads in volume 3. An uncommon work which has become exceedingly scarce. . First English Translation. Octavo.

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        Escuela Paleographica, ó de Leer Letras Cursivas Antiguas, desde la Entrada de los Godos en España, hasta Nuestros Tiempos.

      Madrid Juan Antonio Lozano 1780 - Folio. (xxxiv), 443pp. First edition. With an engraved title-page, 59 plates showing examples of calligraphy, and one color vignette. The plates display a wide variety of alphabets, and the stunning color vignette that opens the book is a depiction of two gods in a woodland clearing flanked by several cherubs busily engaged in the act of writing. The scene has been beautifully colored by a contemporary hand. The Escuela Paleographica constitutes a major historical study of Spanish paleography, the facsimile plates skillfully copied from the works of Mabillon and Rodriguez as well as directly from manuscripts that were held in various Spanish libraries. Bound in contemporary Spanish tree calf. Endpapers marbled. The spine is in seven compartments, with ornate gilt decorations in each. Also with a red leather spine label, gilt-lettered. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, couple of small closed tears and one worm hole in leather. Overall a fine copy, bright and unmarked internally. (Bonacini 1168; Palau 165667). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Messias. (Biblisches Epos in zwanzig Gesängen). Mit Allergnädigster Kaiserlicher Freyheit.

      Altona, gedruckt bey Johann David Adam Eckhardt, 1780.. 3 Blätter (Vortitel, Titel, Widmungsgedicht an Friedrich V., König in Dänemark und Norwegen) 743 (5) Seiten mit den 20 Gesängen, sowie der Schlußode "An den Erlöser" (3 S.), 7 Blätter Subscribentenverzeichnis (darunter der deutsche Kaiser, Die Königinnen von Dänemark, England und Neapel, der Erzherzog Maximilian etc.), 7 (1) Seiten Index ("Zum Nachschlagen), 1 Blatt Zwischentitel zwischen S. 326 und 327. 20 x 16 cm, zeitgenössischer, geflammter Lederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und floraler Rückenvergoldung.. Anonym erschienen. Erste Gesamtausgabe (aller Gesänge). Wilpert-G.² 32. , Wilpert. Lex. d. Weltlit. Bd. 2, Werke. KNLL Bd. 9. :"Heldengedicht" . - Rücken am Kopf und Fuß etwas, sonst minimal berieben, die ersten Blätter (bis S. 11) etwas gelbfleckig, sonst schönes und sauberes Exemplar der Quart-Ausgabe.

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        Renati rapini.Hortorum libri IV et cultura hortensis.

      Barbou J. 1780 - In-12 de ( 2ff )-XXXVI-319pp. plein veau raciné.Pièce de titre vieux rouge sur dos lisse. Titre doré. Doubles filets dorés en place des nerfs, en tête et queue.Caissons richement ornés de fleurons dorés.Triples filets dorés encadrant les plats. Roulette dorée sur coupes et coiffes. Guirlande dorée en contre-plats.Tranches dorées. Traces de vers sur mors avec léger manque de cuir.Renati Rapini Hortorum Libri IV, et Cultura Hortensis.Hortorum Historiam addidit Gabriel Brotier.Faux-titre - frontispice - Titre - Lectori Musarum et Hortorum amatori G.Brotier - illustrissimo Viro Guillelmo Lamonio Senatus Principi Renatus Rapinus Soc.Jesu - Praefatio - Argumentum - Renati Rapini Liber I à IV - Notae.Renati Rapini de Universa Culturae Hortensis Disciplina Disputatio.Hortorum Historia.Index.Gravure en frontispice ( jardinier à l½uvre dans un parc ) par Prévost. « Chef-d½uvre délégance et de composition », ce traité des jardins a placé son auteur au nombre des plus beaux poètes du siècle dAuguste par la pureté et la grâce de son style.Bel exemplaire malgré les traces de vers. Intérieur très frais. livres anciens. gravure. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Escuela Paleographica, ó de Leer Letras Antiguas, desde la Entrada de los Godos en Espanña, Hasta Nuestros Tiempos

      Madrid: Juan Antonio Lazano, 1780. Very Good. [36], 443, [1] p.: 57 leaves of paleographic engravings; 36 cm. Half calf with marbled paper over boards (possibly a 20th-century binding). Six spine compartments between raised bands; red morocco labels in the second and fifth compartments with gilt-tooled title "Letras Cursivas Antiguas y Modernas" and date "Año 1780." Gilt-tooled ornamentation in the other four compartments. Endpapers printed in a red floral pattern. Added engraved title page: Escuela de Leer Letras Cursivas Antiguas y Modernas . . . Gravadas las Letras por Don Francisco Assensio y Mejorada. The leaves of engraved paleographic examples are included in the pagination. Initial 36 unpaginated pages include 11 pages containing the names of subscribers and one page of errata. The versos of the title page and added engraved title page contain a handwritten list of contents in ink, with some bleed through onto the title pages. Designed as a guide to the reading of ancient Latin and Spanish manuscripts, this volume is beautifully illustrated with engraved plates showing the development of Latin and Spanish script from that used during the Roman empire up to the 18th century. The sample texts presented on the plates are transcribed in the accompanying pages. Lacking leaves 57 and 58; otherwise in Very Good Condition: edges of covers are rubbed, with slight loss of paper; upper corners bumped; added engraved title page is soiled; old repair between second leaf (title page) and third leaf; front hinge separating; worming throughout, largely confined to top margin, affecting ruled borders and text on a few plates. An attractive copy of this scarce and important work of paleography.

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        Blue Whale; Japanese watercolor

      - Japanese Whale Watercolor Watercolor on rice paper, framed to museum specifications Japanese, c. 1780 The Japanese whaling trade is a long and prosperous one and has only been curtailed in recent years by the imposition of quotas and bans on fishing to protect this majestic beast of the sea. However, the industry is Norwegian in origin and early rock carvings indicate that the trade began in about 2000 B.C. It was not until the tenth century that an organized commercial whaling industry was formed and this was located in the Bay of Biscay and established by the Basques. Scholars consider that Japanese active whaling started in the sixteenth century but it was not until towards the end of that century that it developed into a large-scale endeavor. The Japanese traditionally utilized whales that were found dead or dying on the beach or in near shore water but in 1675, Wada Kakuemon developed the use of nets to capture whales in the open sea. For three hundred years the whaling stock remained constant until the invasion of foreign whalers along Japan's coast disrupted the natural balance, resulting in the depletion of the mammal. The whale provided a wide variety of products for many different crafts, thus leaving very little of the animal to waste. Indeed, the Japanese consider the whale to be a symbol of good fortune and prosperity as illustrated by the Japanese proverb which states, &#147;A whale on the beach is wealth for seven villages.&#148; Thus, these exquisite Japanese watercolors provide depictions of one of Japan&#146;s most revered animals. Their graphic quality and simplicity of execution make them particularly desirable images which date to approximately 1780. 19&#148; x 26 1/2&#148; framed

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        Japanese Whale Watercolor (C-3) Dolphin

      Japan 1780 - Japanese Whale Watercolors Watercolors on rice paper, framed to museum specifications Japanese, c. 1780 14&#148; x 19&#148; framed Top left section and top right section of paper has been trimmed, as seen in photograph. The Japanese whaling trade is a long and prosperous one and has only been curtailed in recent years by the imposition of quotas and bans on fishing to protect this majestic beast of the sea. However, the industry is Norwegian in origin and early rock carvings indicate that the trade began in about 2000 B.C. It was not until the tenth century that an organized commercial whaling industry was formed and this was located in the Bay of Biscay and established by the Basques. Scholars consider that Japanese active whaling started in the sixteenth century but it was not until towards the end of that century that it developed into a large-scale endeavor. The Japanese traditionally utilized whales that were found dead or dying on the beach or in near shore water but in 1675, Wada Kakuemon developed the use of nets to capture whales in the open sea. For three hundred years the whaling stock remained constant until the invasion of foreign whalers along Japan's coast disrupted the natural balance, resulting in the depletion of the mammal. The whale provided a wide variety of products for many different crafts, thus leaving very little of the animal to waste. Indeed, the Japanese consider the whale to be a symbol of good fortune and prosperity as illustrated by the Japanese proverb which states, &#147;A whale on the beach is wealth for seven villages.&#148; Thus, these exquisite Japanese watercolors provide depictions of one of Japan&#146;s most revered animals. Their graphic quality and simplicity of execution make them particularly desirable images which date to approximately 1780.

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        Collection of medals and tokens issued by printers, booksellers and others in the book arts

      A collection of medals and tokens relating to the book arts with dates ranging from as early as the 17th century to the 21st century and housed in six wodden cabinets. The medals are truly spectacular as examples of engraving with each having a story behind it. Some of the highlights of the collection: 6 Dutch Guild Medals from the 17th Century awarded to printers including one in silver which is very rare. A high relief Liveryman&#39;s badge of Stationers&#39; Company ca. 1780 George Mandl&#39;s "retired Master" badge from Stationers&#39; Company The collection is from the private library of Henry Morris of the Bird & Bull Press who designed and printed books relating to the book arts. Morris spent many years putting together the collection of medals and tokens together which resulted in a number of books published by him: Henry Morris of the Bird & Bull Press 1988. Morris. First Fine Silver Coinage of the Republic of San Serriffe 1989. Morris. Trade Tokens of British and American Booksellers & Bookmakers 1991. Harris. Art of Medal Engraving 1992. William Blades. Numismata Typographica, The Medallic History of Printing. Morris reproduced the six 17th century Dutch Guild Medals mentioned above for Rarities of Numismatic Typographica. 1996. Rarities of Numismata Typographica, Four Examples of Early Dutch Printer&#39;s&#39; Bookbinders&#39; & booksellers&#39; Guild Medals, Cast in Sterling Silver from Original Specimens 1996. Charles Meunier&#39;s Plaquette, 1900. La Relieuse 1999. Adams. Indian Peace Medals of George III or His Majesty&#39;s Sometime Allies 2001. Weiss. Illustrium Imagines Incorporating an English Translation of Nota by Roberto Weiss; Accompanied by a Leaf from the First Illustrated Numismatic Book 2007. Adams. Comitia Americana and Related Medals, Underappreciated Monuments to our Heritage. A Leaf Book 2007. Adams. Magnum Opus of Joseph Florimond Loubat and the special keepsake medal 18th Century Book-related Collectible he issued. In addition: A gold token he created (one of 5 copies) for his book on the coinage of his mythical San Serriffe - 1988 "Gold San Serriffe" 100 Coronas Henry was very methodical about describing the items. He put together a loose leaf binder which included three sections: 1. Medals in Blades(1); 2. Medals in Jehne(2); 3. All others not in these two references. He then photocopied the important pages in Blades and added photographs of most of the medals to the binder. Bob Fleck of Oak Knoll Books purchased this collection in 2002 and added the items he had collected along the same lines. There are now 457 items in the collection after the addition of Bob&#39;s collection which are listed in an Excel spread sheet that can be viewed here: http://www.oakknoll.com/resources/resourcefiles/Medals.xlxs Also included is his 1989 production on trade tokens involving the full scale production of medals for a selected group of booksellers and for himself as the private press that printed the book. He saved all the original dies and made a spectacular box to house them and added this to his collection, which is below ORIGINAL DIES FOR BOOKSELLERS TOKENS/ BIRD & BULL PRESS. Newtown, PA: Bird & Bull Press (not published), 1988, box measures 12 x 9 x 6 inches, mahogany box with token inset on top cover, along with metal plate inscribed as "ORIGINAL DIES FOR BOOKSELLER&#39;S TOKENS...BIRD & BULL PRESS". A set of original dies and other items involved in the production of "Trade Tokens of British and American Booksellers & Bookmakers," compiled and edited by Henry Morris at the Bird & Bull Press, 1989, in an edition limited to 300 copies. Morris has also written a 3-page hand-written letter, "Everything one might want to know about the dies for Booksellers&#39; Tokens," with excerpts quoted below. The participants, whose tokens are included here, are: Bird & Bull Press, The Book Press, Dawson&#39;s Book Shop, Detering Book Gallery, Enterprise Books, Joseph J. Felcone, Kater-Crafts Bookbinders, George Frederick Kolbe/Fine Numismatic Books, G.T. Mandl (English papermakers), Iris Nevins (marbler), and Oak Knoll Books; the tokens (w/9 duplicates), along with a rough flan, were made under the supervision of Meyer Katz at the Unity Mint in Ambler, PA, from dies engraved by Kenneth Douglas at the Green Duck Co., in Olive Branch, MS. The set of 11tool-steel dies (22 pieces), now coated with a protective lacquer, cost Morris $9800 in 1988, which he considered a bargain: "His work was excellent and his price was much less than I would have had to pay locally." Also enclosed are 4 rubber molds, and a complete set of the original lead proofs, "which the die-makers submitted prior to striking, like a printer&#39;s proof, but in metal." The lot is contained in a box of Honduras mahogany made by Morris from boards he purchased in 1956, to make molds, when he started making paper. "This was a great project, and in addition to all the pleasure and challenges I had from producing it, I have these unique artifacts--the dies themselves...I have written this note to be kept in the box so that someone at some future time knows the main details of the contents, also to know that the contents, as described, are complete." References: (1)William Blades. NUMISMATA TYPOGRAPHICA, THE MEDALLIC HISTORY OF PRINTING. (2)Paul Jehne. ÃœBER BUCHDRUCK-MEDAILLEN. 1907.

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        Voyage de Vienne a Belgrade et a Kilianova, dans le pays des Tartares Budziacs e Nogais dans la Crimee e de Kaffa a Constantinople, au travers de la mer Noire; avec le retour a Vienne, par Trieste. Fait dans les annees 1768, 1769 e 1770 . On y a joint la description des choses les plus remarquables concernant la Crimee.

      Soc. Typographique., Neuchatel. 1780 - In 8°, p. pelle, pp. 246. Tagli rossi. Lettere e fregi al d. in o. Bei marg. Lievi mende alla cop. Molto buono.

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        Natuurlyke en naar 't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde afbeeldingen en beschryvingen der cicaden, in alle vier waerelds deelen Europa, Asia, Africa en America huishoudende, by een verzameld en beschreeven. /Representation exactement coloree d'apres nature des cigales, qui se trouvent dans les quatre parties du monde, l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amerique rassemblees et decrites.

      . Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, (1780)-1788. Large 4to (30.5 x 24.0 cm). pp. (2), 124, with hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 29 hand-coloured engraved plates. (AND) Stoll, C. Natuurlyke en naar 't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde afbeeldingen en beschryvingen der wantzen in alle vier waerelds deelen ... /Representation exactement coloree d'apres nature des punaises, qui se trouvent dans les quatre parties du monde, l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amerique rassemblees et decrites. Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, 1788. Large 4to. (2), 172 pp., with hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 41 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine in six compartments with gilt lines and lettering.* A fine set of these beautifully illustrated entomological works on Hemiptera which are nearly always found bound together. Our "set" contains the general title for both works dated 1780. The work describes the Cicadidae and true bugs of all parts of the world, many from Surinam, the Cape Province, and the Coromandel coast. Caspar Stoll was the first entomologist to devote himself almost entirely to Hemiptera. The two frontispieces are particularly attractive and show a wreath of flowers with insects. Caspar Stoll was born in Hessen-Kassel between 1725 and 1730 and lived in The Hague and later in Amsterdam. William V of Orange-Nassau was the godfather of two of his children. He was "commies ter Admiraliteit" at Amsterdam and published several works on entomology. Jan Christiaan Sepp (1739-1811) was a bookseller and publisher and his publishing house produced some of the finest Dutch natural history colour-plate books of the 18th century. Apart from that he was an entomologist, artist and engraver and wrote, with his father, a large work on Dutch insects, illustrated by himself. He also illustrated the above two works. The first work depicts 173 insects on 29 plates and the second volume depicts 298 insects on 41 plates. The text is in Dutch and French. Hagen II, p. 199; Horn-Schenkling, 21554; Landwehr 191; Nissen ZBI, 3999 and 4000..

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        Natuurlyke en naar 't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde Afbeeldingen en Beschryvingen der Cicaden, in alle vier waerelds deelen Europa, Asia, Africa en America huishoudende, by een verzameld en beschreeven.

      - /Représentation exactement colorée d'après nature des Cigales, qui se trouvent dans les quatre parties du monde, l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amérique rassemblées et décrites. Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, (1780)-1788. Large-4to (305 x 240mm). pp. (2), 124, with handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 29 handcoloured engraved plates. (Bound up with:) STOLL, C. Natuurlyke en naar 't leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde Afbeeldingen en Beschryvingen der Wantzen in alle vier waerelds deelen . /Représentation exactement colorée d'après nature des Punaises, qui se trouvent dans les quatre parties du monde, l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amérique rassemblées et décrites. Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, 1788. Large-4to. pp. (2), 172, with handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 41 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine in 6 compartments with gilt lines and lettering. A fine copy of this beautifully illustrated entomological publication of which the two works are mostly found bound together. Our copy contains the general title for both works dated 1780. The work describes the Cicadidae and bugs of all parts of the world, many from Surinam, the Cape and the Coromandel coast. Caspar Stoll was the first entomologist to devote himself almost entirely to Hemiptera. The two frontispieces are particularly attractive and show a wreath of flowers with insects.Caspar Stoll was born in Hessen-Kassel between 1725 and 1730 and lived in The Hague and later in Amsterdam. William V of Orange-Nassau was the godfather of two of his children. He was 'commies ter Admiraliteit' at Amsterdam and published several works on entomology.Jan Christiaan Sepp (1739-1811) was a bookseller and publisher and his publishing house produced some of the finest Dutch natural history colour-plate books of the 18th century. Apart from that, he was an entomologist, artist and engraver and wrote together with his father a large work on Dutch insects illustrated by himself. He also made the illustrations for the above 2 works.The first work depicts 173 insects on 29 plates and the second volume depicts 298 insects on 41 plates. The text is in Dutch and French.Landwehr 191; Nissen ZBI, 3999 & 4000. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Natuurlyke en naar &#39;t leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde afbeeldingen en beschryvingen der cicaden, in alle vier waerelds deelen Europa, Asia, Africa en America huishoudende, by een verzameld en beschreeven. /Représentation exactement colorée d&#39;après nature des cigales, qui se trouvent dans les quatre parties du monde, l&#39;Europe, l&#39;Asie, l&#39;Afrique et l&#39;Amerique rassemblées et décrites

      Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, (1780)-1788. Large 4to (30.5 x 24.0 cm). pp. (2), 124, with hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 29 hand-coloured engraved plates. (AND) Stoll, C. Natuurlyke en naar &#39;t leeven naauwkeurig gekleurde afbeeldingen en beschryvingen der wantzen in alle vier waerelds deelen ... /Représentation exactement colorée d&#39;après nature des punaises, qui se trouvent dans les quatre parties du monde, l&#39;Europe, l&#39;Asie, l&#39;Afrique et l&#39;Amérique rassemblées et décrites. Amsterdam, Jan Christiaan Sepp, 1788. Large 4to. (2), 172 pp., with hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and 41 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine in six compartments with gilt lines and lettering.* A fine set of these beautifully illustrated entomological works on Hemiptera which are nearly always found bound together. Our "set" contains the general title for both works dated 1780. The work describes the Cicadidae and true bugs of all parts of the world, many from Surinam, the Cape Province, and the Coromandel coast. Caspar Stoll was the first entomologist to devote himself almost entirely to Hemiptera. The two frontispieces are particularly attractive and show a wreath of flowers with insects. Caspar Stoll was born in Hessen-Kassel between 1725 and 1730 and lived in The Hague and later in Amsterdam. William V of Orange-Nassau was the godfather of two of his children. He was "commies ter Admiraliteit" at Amsterdam and published several works on entomology. Jan Christiaan Sepp (1739-1811) was a bookseller and publisher and his publishing house produced some of the finest Dutch natural history colour-plate books of the 18th century. Apart from that he was an entomologist, artist and engraver and wrote, with his father, a large work on Dutch insects, illustrated by himself. He also illustrated the above two works. The first work depicts 173 insects on 29 plates and the second volume depicts 298 insects on 41 plates. The text is in Dutch and French. Hagen II, p. 199; Horn-Schenkling, 21554; Landwehr 191; Nissen ZBI, 3999 and 4000.

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        Der Messias., (Biblisches Epos in zwanzig Gesängen). Mit Allergnädigster Kaiserlicher Freyheit.

      Altona, gedruckt bey Johann David Adam Eckhardt, 1780 - 3 Blätter (Vortitel, Titel, Widmungsgedicht an Friedrich V., König in Dänemark und Norwegen) 743 (5) Seiten mit den 20 Gesängen, sowie der Schlußode "An den Erlöser" (3 S.), 7 Blätter Subscribentenverzeichnis (darunter der deutsche Kaiser, Die Königinnen von Dänemark, England und Neapel, der Erzherzog Maximilian etc.), 7 (1) Seiten Index ("Zum Nachschlagen), 1 Blatt Zwischentitel zwischen S. 326 und 327. Anonym erschienen. Erste Gesamtausgabe (aller Gesänge). Wilpert-G. 32. , Wilpert. Lex. d. Weltlit. Bd. 2, Werke. KNLL Bd. 9. :"Heldengedicht" . - Rücken am Kopf und Fuß etwas, sonst minimal berieben, die ersten Blätter (bis S. 11) etwas gelbfleckig, sonst schönes und sauberes Exemplar der Quart-Ausgabe. * * * *Achtung ! ! ! Wichtiger Hinweis * * * * Anfragen und Bestellungen die nach Dienstag, dem 30. September 2014 ca 13:00 Uhr, eingehen, können wohl erst ab Dienstag, dem 07. Oktober 2014 , bearbeitet werden. * * * Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 20 x 16 cm, zeitgenössischer, geflammter Lederband mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und floraler Rückenvergoldung.

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        Dissertatio Inauguralis Chemico-medica de Thermis Gasteinensibus,

      Josephi Nobilis de Kurzboeck, Vindobonae (Vienna) 1780 - 8vo. 52,(iv)pp. Woodcut chapter heading and tailpiece. Folding hand-colored frontispiece entitled 'Prospectus Thermarum Gasteinensium.' Bound to style in quarter leather, gilt; vellum tips; marbled paper boards. A fine copy. Scarce early discussion on the healing powers of the Gastein waters, long before the discovery of radon and radioactivity and their connection to the Bad Gastein. Természettudomány Társulat Közlönye, 316 (Hydrophonica Germanica), No. 41. In Latin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Every Man his Own Farrier;

      Winton [i.e. Winchester]: printed by J. Wilkes, and sold by S. Crowder, London,, 1780. being, A Collection Of Valuable and Efficacious Receipts, for most Disorders incident to Horses. Carefully collected and applied with repeated Success, for upwards of Fifty Years past. Octavo. Uncut in original grey paper boards, plain paper backstrip, manuscript label at head of spine. Armorial bookplate and ownership inscription of Henry Coleman, Harborough, the latter dated in the year of publication. Backstrip rubbed and a little soiled, else a fine copy. First edition. The author Sir Paulet St John, 1st Baronet (1704&#150;1780), of Farley in the county of Southampton, served as MP for Winchester and Hampshire. A monument still stands at Farley Mount, Hampshire, in memory of the horse which carried him to a racing victory in 1734 under the name "Beware Chalk Pit", a year after having fallen into a 25 foot deep chalk pit while out fox-hunting.

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

      T. Cadell and J. Dodsley, London 1780 - 384 pages plus A Tour, &c. Part II Appendix 168 pages, index 3 plus advertisement for the authors next book. Leather spine and corners with guilt decoration and lettering on spine, marbleized boards. Very good to very good condition, some wear on edges and corners, very clean and solid. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Petit Chansonnier François,

      Geneva & Paris: Veuve Duchesne,, 1780. ou Choix des Meilleures Chansons, sur des airs Connus. Deuxieme Édition. 2 volumes, octavo (163 × 100 mm). Contemporary burgundy crushed morocco, spines gilt in compartments with floral tools, green morocco labels, marbled endpapers, ruling to boards and roll to turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Engraved head and tail pieces. Bindings lightly rubbed, occasional spotting to contents. An excellent set. The second edition. A very attractive set.

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        Allgemeine Anweisung der neuesten Sch&#154;nschreibkunst . f&#159;r die Jugend hohen und niedern Standes, desgl. f&#159;r andere Liebhaber einer sch&#154;nen Feder und f&#159;r Frauenzimmer. Mit einer gedrukkten Anweisung und beigef&#159;gten Orthographie.

      den 20. M&#138;rz 1780, Detmold - Gest. Tit., 2 Bll., 32 num. S. u. 39 Kupfertafeln Doede 208. Berlin 4923/1 Ð Titelbl. mit sch&#154;ner Zugwerkumrandung, nach dem Stecher bez. H. C&#154;ntgen. Tafeln num. 2-40, Tit. ohne Nr., Dedikationsblatt f&#159;r Catharina II., Kaiserin und Selbstherrscherin von ganz Ru§land. Ð Titelbl. u. 4 Tafeln anger&#138;ndert. Wenige Schreib&#159;bungen von alter Hand, selten fleckig, Name auf Tit. Ð Seite 31 mit Ank&#159;ndigung eines Nachtrags Èzum fernern Fortsetzen der Sch&#154;nschreibekunstÇ

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        The Town of Dixon in Abyssinia

      - A highly detailed hand-colored aquatint engraving by Henry Salt (1780-1827) from his sweeping series &#147;Twenty-four views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt&#148; These views were published in London by William Miller, 1809 and Robert and Daniel Havell were commissioned to executed the engraving on each plate. The overall dimensions of this print are 22" x 32". Henry Salt was born in Lichfield, England on 1780. He was initially trained as an artist under the direction of John Hoppner, a popular portrait painter of that time, in London. In 1802 he accompanied the Viscount Valentina as secretary and draughtsman on a tour of the east, including India, Abyssinia (modern Ethiopia) and Egypt. At the time it was common for wealthy travelers to be accompanied by an artist. Salt made many paintings on this voyage, some of which served to illustrate Lord Valentia's publication of his travels, published in 1809 as "Twenty-four Views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt". This set of hand-colored aquatint engravings, executed by Robert and Daniel Havell, is often compared to Thomas and William Daniell's publication "Oriental Scenery" (1795-1808) and David Roberts' "The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia" (1842-1849). Salt was a skilled draughtsman, portraying both the sweeping panoramic landscapes of India, Abysinnia and Egypt, and the costume and lifestyle of the peoples inhabiting those lands. After finishing this publication, Salt was summoned back to Abyssinia in 1809 by the British government to establish diplomatic and trading links. In 1816 Salt was given the post of British Consul-General of Egypt. His position gave him unique opportunities to pursue his growing interest in the monuments and antiquities of Egypt. He employed archeologists such as Giovanni Belzoni to excavate ancient Egyptian sites, such as Thebes, Giza and Abu Simbel, and undertook important archeological research at the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Salt also collected a large number of artifacts, such as the head of Ramses II, most of the antiquities Salt collected were purchased by, and can be seen at, The British Museum and the Louvre. In 1825, Salt published an important essay on the deciphering of hieroglyphs, a subject at the forefront of research at the time. Salt passed away in 1827 and was buried in Alexandria. Overall this print is in very good condition with some foxing and staining in margins.

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        Curso teorico-practico de operaciones de cirurgia ?.

      Madrid, Miguel Escribano, 1780. - Woodcut tailpieces and initials. (8 ll.), 278 pp.; (1 l.), 281-556 pp., 3 engraved folding plates (the first misbound before p. 167 instead of p. 267). 2 volumes. 4°, contemporary uniform calf, spines gilt with raised bands in 5 compartments, edges sprinkled red. Volume I has several large defects on spine and a piece missing at foot of upper cover; volume II has rubbing and minor wear. Minor dampstains and soiling, 2 leaves of index to volume I loose. Overall good. Contemporary inscription across both title-pages. 2 volumes. ---- Second edition of a work first printed in 1763, describing the latest surgical discoveries. Subjects include inflammation, abcesses, sutures, hernias, dropsy, castration, stones, hare-lips, cataracts, head wounds, aneurysms, amputation of any part of the body you can think of (and some you'd rather not), and problems with the male reproductive system, rectum, urinary tract, and liver (including cancer of the liver). At the end of volume I is a 5-page bibliography that includes dates of the works consulted.Of the three plates (two of which are signed by Juan Garcia), two depict instruments and one shows an eye operation. The authors were doctors at the Royal College of Surgery of Barcelona and the Royal Surgical College of Cádiz.---- Palau 357084. Aguilar Piñal VIII, 2716: locating only 2 copies in Spain. National Library of Medicine, @Eighteenth-Century STC p. 470. NUC: ViU, NNNAM. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Description des principales Pierres gravées du Cabinet de SAS Monseigneur le Duc d'Orléans.

      Chez M. l'abbé de la Chaud, M. l'abbé le blond 1780 - - Chez M. l'abbé de la Chaud, M. l'abbé le blond, A Paris 1780 - 1784, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. pet. In Folio (20,5x34cm), (32) 303pp. et (4) v (3) 215pp. (5), relié. - Edition originale, magnifiquement illustrée d'un frontispice de Cochin, gravé par Saint-Aubin, d'une vignette de titre du même, de 59 grands culs-de-lampe et en-tête (dessinés et gravés par Saint-Aubin) expliqués et décryptés en début d'ouvrage, et de 179 figures hors-texte présentant chacune une pierre gravée (gravées par Saint-Aubin). Belle impression sur Grand papier de Hollande. Plein Chagrin maroquiné noir ca 1850. Dos à nerfs plats orné de filets et roulettes sur les nerfs. Encadrements à frois sur les plats avec fleurons angulaires. Tranches marbrées. Legers frottements aux coiffes, coins. Manque de papier en marge d'un feuillet du tome I. Quelques feuillets brunis. Pâle mouillure angulaire sur 3 feuillets du tome I. Bel exemplaire, à grandes marges. Le Duc d'Orléans fut un grand collectionneur, tant de livres, d'antiques et de pierres gravées ces dernières fournissent d'utiles renseignements à l'archéologie et sont même déterminantes pour les études sur l'Antiquité. Réunir des pierres gravées exigeait de longues et patientes recherches et beaucoup d'argent, et il n'y a guère que les souverains qui pouvaient rassembler une collection. Celle du Duc d'Orléans, remarquable, fut léguée à Louis XIV. En fin d'ouvrage, une lettre de Daubenton sur l'exactitude de la représentation des hippopotames. (32) 303pp. et (4) v (3) 215pp. (5) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Rêveuse. [The Dreamer]

      Paris, 1780. A lovely pastoral print after the celebrated French Rococo artist François Boucher. In this handsomely composed image, Boucher depicts a pretty shepherdess who has fallen asleep, attended only by a pet goat. She seems to epitomise "sweet dreams" with her calm face, bare feet, and the flowers in her hair, at her breast and at her feet. She is the ideal that pastoral art aimed at: unsophisticated attunement with nature and we feel in her innocence, beauty and vulnerability a latent fecundity both deeply restful and rich in possibility. François Boucher (1703-1770) was one of the most versatile and influential French artists of the eighteenth century. He not only decorated palaces and private residences, but also painted portraits, landscapes, and mythological scenes; and designed opera sets, porcelains, and tapestries. He was a prolific painter and draftsman and he excelled in cabinet-sized paintings for collectors, many of which were reproduced in print in an effort to satisfy the demands of eager connoisseurs. He began his career producing reproductive engravings of Watteau&#39;s paintings, but he quickly became one of the most fashionable artists in Paris. He was favoured by the King&#39;s mistress, Madame du Pompadour, and quickly became "premier peintre" to Louis XV. Boucher depicts a pretty shepherdess who has fallen asleep. She seems to epitomise "sweet dreams". Her innocence, beauty and vulnerability seem to symbolize restful sleep and in a larger way peacefulness itself. Engraving. Printed on laid paper with watermark. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark. Some overall light foxing and some sunning where a mat was in place. Image size: 15 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches.

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        La Rêveuse. [The Dreamer]

      Paris 1780 - A lovely pastoral print after the celebrated French Rococo artist François Boucher. In this handsomely composed image, Boucher depicts a pretty shepherdess who has fallen asleep, attended only by a pet goat. She seems to epitomise "sweet dreams" with her calm face, bare feet, and the flowers in her hair, at her breast and at her feet. She is the ideal that pastoral art aimed at: unsophisticated attunement with nature and we feel in her innocence, beauty and vulnerability a latent fecundity both deeply restful and rich in possibility. François Boucher (1703-1770) was one of the most versatile and influential French artists of the eighteenth century. He not only decorated palaces and private residences, but also painted portraits, landscapes, and mythological scenes; and designed opera sets, porcelains, and tapestries. He was a prolific painter and draftsman and he excelled in cabinet-sized paintings for collectors, many of which were reproduced in print in an effort to satisfy the demands of eager connoisseurs. He began his career producing reproductive engravings of Watteau's paintings, but he quickly became one of the most fashionable artists in Paris. He was favoured by the King's mistress, Madame du Pompadour, and quickly became "premier peintre" to Louis XV. Boucher depicts a pretty shepherdess who has fallen asleep. She seems to epitomise "sweet dreams". Her innocence, beauty and vulnerability seem to symbolize restful sleep and in a larger way peacefulness itself. Engraving. Printed on laid paper with watermark. In good condition with the exception of being trimmed within the platemark. Some overall light foxing and some sunning where a mat was in place. Image size: 15 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches.

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        Tutti i Trionfi, Carri, Mascherate o Canti Carnascialeschi andati per Firenze dal tempo del Magnifico Lorenzo de' Medici fino all'anno 1559. In questa seconda Edizione corretti, con diversi Mss. collazionati, delle loro varie lezioni arricchiti.

      (Benedini),, Cosmopoli (Lucca), 1780 - 2 voll. in-8° (220x138mm), pp. LX, 256; 257-594 (paginazione continua); legatura ottocentesca m. pelle marrone con titolo e segnatura di volume in oro e ricchi fregi in oro e a secco ai dorsi. Piatti marmorizzati, tagli a spruzzo. Due frontespizi incisi su rame con titolo entro ricche figurazioni (sileni, capre, immagini bacchiche, maschere grottesche, il tutto alludente a un clima di festosità carnascialesca) e 43 ritratti calcografici incisi a p. pag. Ex-libris. Esemplare assai bello. Seconda edizione, seconda tiratura, costituente una reimpressione dell'edizione fiorentina del Torrentino del 1559. L'opera costituisce una preziosa fonte sulla poesia popolare italiana e, insieme, sulla poesia carnascialesca a carattere dotto. Fra gli autori antologizzati: Lorenzo il Magnifico, Jacopo Nardi, il Bibbiena, il Rucellai, Lodovico Martelli, Guglielmo Angiolini, Antonio Alamanni, Giovanfrancesco Del Bianco, Sandro Petri, Alessandro Malegonnelle, Frosino Bonini, Massa Legnajuolo, Piero Cimatore, Bernardino Del Boccia, Lucantonio Alfani, Antonio da Firenzuola, Jacopo da Bientina, Niccolò Machiavelli, il Giambullari, Carlo Lenzoni, Lorenzo di Filippo Strozzi, il Gelli, il Giuggiola, il Lasca, Benedetto Varchi, etc. Gamba, 268. Brunet, V, 989. Graesse, VII, 217. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gilibert Libreria Antiquaria (ILAB-LILA)]
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        Monumens De La Vie Privee Des Douze Cesars

      A Caprees Chez Sabellus 1780 - Collation, xii+196pp, 50 engraved erotic plates. Bound in quarter calf, marble boards, raised bands, leather title label, gilt lettering, full marble edges, marble endpapers. Boards rubbed on edges with some minor loss and abrasion marks. Binding in very good clean firm condition with very strong hinge joints. Internally, no loose pages, no writing/marking, previous owners bookplate on fixed endpaper, very occasional light spotting. Pages and engraved plates in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice clean copy, in a very attractive binding. A68 Size: Quarto [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Trois duos pour deux violons composés par Mr. J. Fodor.

      Ches J. J. Hummel 1780 - - Ches J. J. Hummel, A Berlin & à Amsterdam S.d. ca 1780, In Folio (24,5x34cm), 11pp. 11pp., en feuillets. - Partition composé de deux cahiers in Folio (violino primo et violino secundo). Deux pages de titre avec encadrement gravé. En feuillets. Bon exemplaire. Joseph Fodor, violoniste et compositeur, fut l'élève de Franz Benda, lequel fut le plus important violoniste allemand de la seconde moitié du XVIIIe. Il fit carrière à Paris puis partit à Saint-Petersbourg. 11pp. 11pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Die Geschichten der Schweizer Das erste Buch

      Neue typographische Gesellschaft Boston 1780 - Erster Band (Alles); halbleder der Zeit; goldgeprägt mit fünf Bünden; Ecken best; leicht berieben; 448 S.,Buchblock sehr gut; ex libris mit Wappen "Bibliothèque de Roger" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Magnus]
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        TA., Zwinger, "Prospect von Dresden nach der Seite des Zwingers".

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) v. Riedel b. Acad. Imp. in Augsburg, um 1780, 26,5 x 37.2.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Die Auffindung der Corban Cargloss (Conbana)., Radierung.

      Um 1780. - In der Platte bezeichnet "A Runciman inv". Ausgezeichneter Druck auf China, meist mit der vollen Darstellung und dem unteren Schriftrand. Vgl. Kat. Kunsthalle Hamburg, Ossian und die Kunst um 1800, Kat. 5 mit Abb. Variante zur Radierung nach dem Deckengemälde in Penicuik House. Fingal, den ein Sturm nach Uthorno, das Land seines Feindes Starno, verschlagen hat, befreit die Tochter des Königs Torcultorno ("Cathloda", 1. Gesang). - Runciman studiert zunächst Landschaftsmalerei an der Fronlis Academy in Glasgow. 1767 geht er auf Studienreise nach Rom, wo er besonders die Malerei der Antike, Michelangelos und der römischen Manieristen studiert und sich Füssli, Barry und Hamilton anschließt. Nach seiner Rückkehr erhält Runcimann den Auftrag, für seinen Mäzen, Sir James Clerk of Penicuik, Deckengemälde in seinem Wohnsitz auszuführen. - Linker Oberrand teilweise minimal beschnitten. An den Ecken lose montiert, untere linke Ecke mit minimaler Knickspur. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 13,4 x 8,2 cm (Darstellung), 14,1 x 8,2 cm (Papier).

      [Bookseller: Kunstantiquariat Joachim Lührs]
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        Dello stato e della sorte delle colonie degli antichi popoli. Opera nella quale si tratta del governo delle antiche repubbliche ecc., con delle osservazioni su le colonie delle nazioni moderne e la condotta degli inglesi in America.

      a spese della Società Stecchi e Del-Vivo,, Filadelfia, 1780 - In-8° (cm. 17,5), legatura della metà del XIX secolo in m. pelle con tassello al dorso (abrasioni, vecchia etichetta al piatto), tagli spruzzati; pp. 278, [2] in buono stato; frontespizio con qualche fioritura e con un antico Ex libris a timbro, una lieve gora marginale in fine, segni d'uso sparsi. Unica versione italiana di un libro molto raro che espone un'arguta comparazione politica tra gli imperi commerciali fenici, ateniesi, cartaginesi e l'amministrazione britannica nel Nord America. Curioso l'escamotage del falso luogo di stampa in epoca di fermento indipendentista statunitense. non in Einaudi: per la prima francese cfr. Cioranescu III, 59312; Kress B229. Esemplare più che discreto.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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        Normännischer Jäger oder die neueste Jagdschule, nebst den Jagdstücken in Musik. Mit einem Anhange von der Arzneymitteln für Parforcehunde und Pferde. Aus dem Französischen übers. von E.M.S.A.

      - Münster, P.H. Perrenon, 1780. 8vo (198 x 115mm). pp. (18), 469, with 27 (22 folded) engraved plates. 19th century green boards, spine with gilt lettering. Rare first and only German edition. The first French edition was published in Rouen 1763. The German edition is a translation of the second French edition of 1778. "This instructive book ranks with the classics on hunting" (Schwerdt I, 313 for the French edition). Pages 442-462 'Unterricht und vorläufige Anmerckungen über die Jagdmusik" concerns hunting music with numerous music notes in the text. Deals with coursing hare, deer, stags, wild boar, foxes, badgers and otters, with illustrations of animals and their tracks, antler etc.Provenance: Bibliotheca Tiliana bookplate on inside frontcover, with another armorial bookplate.Lindner 1309.01; Schwerdt I, 314. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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