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        THE PRACTICAL BEE-MASTER

      1780. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Good condition with no wrapper. Full leather binding with raised bands to spine and leather label. Shewing how to manage bees either in straw hive or in boxes without destroying them and with more ease, safety and profit, than by any method hitherto made public. One fold out engraved plate. Printed for the Author. Front joint split been held in place by string. Edges and corners very worn with a little loss to base of spine. Some damp marking to page edges particularly preliminary pages. Small in inscriptions in ink to endpapers. Description of book pasted on to front pastedown. [S]

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        RACCOLTA DEGL'IMPERATORI ROMANI INCISI IN RAME FINO A COSTANTINO MAGNO. Cavati dai busti originali della Real Galleria di Firenze con un estratto il più interessante delle loro vite. Opera nuova. Con privilegio di S.A.R. il Gran Duca di Toscana l'anno MDCCLXXX. [In Firenze], Nella Stamperia Allegrini alla Croce Rossa, Vendesi presso Pietro Pisani Scultore Veneziano Direttore di detta Opera, (1780-1785).

      - Cartella in formato cm.42,5x28,8, pg.100, contenente le quattro parti che compongono l'Opera. Sono contenute 50 brevi biografie di Imperatori romani, da Cajo Giulio Cesare a Costantino, intercalate dai relativi ritratti sciolti, in formato cm.46,4x32,7. Molto belle le tavole, incise da Carlo Lasinio e dedicate ciascuna ad un nobiluomo italiano del tempo. Queste le tavole: Tomo primo: Cajo Giulio Cesare (tavola dedicata a Orazio Rucellai), Ottaviano Augusto (Orazio Rucellai), Tiberio Claudio Nerone (Annibale di Collalto), Cajo Caligola (idem), Claudio Tiberio Druso (Giuseppe Sugana), Claudio Nerone Cesare (idem), Servio Sulpizio Galba (Guido Guidi), Marco Silvio Ottone (idem), Aulo Vitellio (Ferdinando Filippo Conte d'Harrsch), Flavio Vespasiano (idem), Tito Vespasiano (Giuseppe Manni), Flavio Domiziano (idem). Tomo secondo: Nerva Coccejo (Massimiliano Taddeo d'Egger), Ulpio Traiano (idem), Elio Adriano (Jacopo Tolomei Gucci), Tito Elio Antonino Pio (idem), Marco Aurelio (Conte Donato Agucchi Legnani), Lucio Vero (idem), Marco Aurelio Comodo (Agostino Dini), Publio Elvio Pertinace (idem), Didio Giuliano (Andrea Leone Betti), Cajo Pescennio Negro (idem), Lucio Settimio Severo (Conte Giacomo Spineda), Decimo Clodio Albino (idem). Tomo terzo: Settimio Geta (Giovanni Nicolao Frediani), Antonino Caracalla (idem), Marco Opelio Macrino (Orlando Malevolti Del Benino), Marco Antonino Diadumeniano (idem), Marco Aurelio Antonino Eliogabalo (Silvestro Aldobrandini), Alessandro Severo (idem), Giulio Massimino Trace (Tomaso Boscia Tommasi), Massimo (idem), Gordiano Africano Padre (Ferdinando Capponi), Gordiano Africano Padre (idem), Celio Balbino (Giovanni Giugni), Pupieno Massimo (idem). Tomo quarto: Gordiano Pio (Marco Zen), Marco Giulio Filippo il Padre (idem), Marco Giulio Filippo il Figlio (Conte Fioravante degli Azzoni), Trajano Decio (idem), Treboniano Gallo (Luigi Cotti di Brusasco), Valente Ostiliano (idem), Valeriano (Francesco Picedi), Galieno Idem), Claudio Secondo (Montanaro Bomben), Aureliano (idem), Probo (Filippo Bathiani), Diocleziano (idem), Costanzo Cloro (Montanaro Bomben), Costantino (idem). Nove tavole si presentano con margini ridotti. In fine, sempre sciolta, una tavola in formato doppio, cm.46,8x64,3, incisa da Pietro Pisani su disegno di Carlo Lasinio, raffigurante "L'Ara di Alceste aggiunta a questo R.Museo di Firenze l'anno 1779" e dedicata a Francesco di Colloredo Ajo. Coperta muta cartonata. Esemplare su carta greve, ben marginoso. 1800 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historisk Efterretning om de i Ribe Bye for Hexerie forfulgte og braendte Mennesker.

      . Viborg 1780. (4) + 250 s. Samt. marmoreret kart. m. brugsspor. * "Grönlund er bekendt som en flittig historisk samler. Meget i Ribes arkiver er ved hans omsorg reddet fra undergang. Det eneste trykte skrift han har udgivet er "Historisk Efterretning..", der vaesentlig bestar af udskrifter af tingböger." DBL(2), VIII,417. Bibl. Dan. I,952..

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        STORIA DELL'AMERICA. Traduzione dall'inglese dedicata all'Autore.

      Per Francesco Pieraccini, In Pisa 1780 - Opera in due volumi. Cm.29,8x21,3. Pg.XXXII, 574; 662. Legature coeve in mz.pelle con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi a cinque nervature. Titoli in oro ai dorsi. Piatti e fogli di guardia decorati, tagli spruzzati. Ritratto dell'Autore inciso da Antonio Capellan su dipinto di Reynolds al primo volume. Vistosa abrasione al dorso del secondo volume con alcune mancanze a lenntamento delle cerniere. L'Opera comprende . carte in grande formato eseguite da Tommaso Kitchin, Idrografo di Sua Maestà Britannica e di incise dal lucchese Bartolomeo Nerici, raffiguranti: "Carta del Golfo del Messico, dell'isole e paesi adiacenti" (formato cm.38x50), "Carta dell'America meridionale" (cm.52x38), "Carta sopra il Mare Meridionale da Panama a Guayaquil (cm.43x29,5) e "Carta del Messico o Nuova Spagna, dove si possono rintracciare i movimenti di Cortes (cm.36,5x46). Esemplare su carta greve, con ampi margini e impressione assai fresca. Ex libris nobiliari all'antiporta. Lo storico William Robertson (Bortwick in Scozia, 1721-1793), presbiteriano, fu rettore dell'Università di Edimburgo e storiografo regio per la Scozia. 5400 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sörge-Tale over Herr Henrich Hielmstierne

      . holden i Videnskabernes Selskab den 3. November 1780. Kbhvn. 1780. 46 s. Eksemplar pa skrivepapir indbundet i samtidigt sort papirbind. med spor af tidligere bordure i sölvtryk. Ryggen slidt. * Henrik Hjelmstjernes store bogsamling af aeldre dansk litteratur overgik efter hans död til Det kongelige Bibliotek..

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        Victualling Board Document Signed by Jonas Hanway, Joah Bates and John Slade, ordering a payment to William Wilkinson, owner of the Three Sisters Victualler, which had been chartered 27 December 1779 'to carry Provisions for the use of His Majesty's Ships on the West Indies'].

      London 1780 - London: Victualling Office, 15 November 1780. Folio (ca. 30,5x20 cm). 2 pp. Brown ink in secretarial hand on 'R. Williams' laid paper, numbered and docketed on verso. Signed 'Bates', 'Jonas Hanway', 'J. Slade'. Fold marks, slightly trimmed on the upper and lower margins, otherwise a very good document. Interesting document illustrating the posterior career of a renowned British traveller Jonas Hanway. He is most famous for his travel to Persia and Russia in 1743-45 which he undertook in order "to sell English broadcloth for Persian silk and to evaluate the potential of trade with Persia, then ruled by the last great steppe conqueror, Shah Nadir Kuli Khan (1688-1747). [.] Hanway was robbed on the way to Persia, by the rebellious Khars on the southern shores of the Caspian Sea and was rescued by merchant colleagues. [.] He was later partially compensated by Nadir Shah, who desired cordial relations with the British in order to enlist British artisans to construct a Persian navy for the Caspian. [.] In 1753 he published the description of his adventures "An Historical Account of the British Trade over the Caspian Sea" (4 vols., 1753), the most original entertaining of all his books" (Oxford DNB). Our document relates to Hanway's activities as the chairman of the Marine Society (which he founded in 1756) and the Commissioner for victualling the British navy, the latter post he held for almost 20 years (1762-1783). The official paper of the Victualling Board orders to pay to a certain Wilkinson, the owner of a ship engaged in supplying British ships at the Caribbean Theatre of the American War of Independence (1775-1783). The document is signed by two other members of the board, Joah Bates (ca. 1741-1799) and John Slade (d. 1801).

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        L'HISTORIE DE L'AMERIQUE

      Paris: Pissot, 1780. Four volumes. With four folding copperplate engraved maps and one folding plate. Twelvemo, 6 1/2 x 4 inches. Contemporary speckled calf; in excellent condition, with all half-titles. "Seconde edition revue & corrigee." This work was originally published in London in 1777 and first published in Paris the following year. It is divided into eight books containing the history of the discovery of America and the conquest of Mexico and Peru. The "most highly regarded secondary source of its time..." - Howes R358.

      [Bookseller: Margolis & Moss ABAA/ILAB]
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        Orkneyinga Saga sive Historia Orcadensium a prima Orcadum per Norvegos occupatione ad exitum seculi duodecimi. Saga hins Helga Magnusar eyia jarls sive Vita Sancti Magni insularum comitis. Ex mss. legati Arna-Magnæani cum versione Latina, varietate lectionum et indicibus, chronologico, reali et philologico.

      København 1780. XIII + (1) + 557 + (48) s. Samt. skinnbd. med fem opph. bind. Gult skinn tittelfelt. Svakt brunplettet. Fint eks

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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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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        Sprache der Menschen - ein Anfang dazu. Nicht nach Regeln - auch nicht nach ABC-Ordnung - sondern nach dem Leben aufgenommen. - Erstes Theilgen.

      Erfurt, Georg Adam Keyser, 1780.. 8 Bll., 256 SS., kl.- 8°, Or.- Ppbd. (l. fl., min. ber. u. best.). Dem Volk in Sachsen und Thüringen zugeeignet. - Erste Ausgabe. - Die hübsche Titelvignette von und nach Roßmäsler. Sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit schönem Exlibris. Sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. - Sehr selten!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        THE COMFORTS OF MATRIMONY; OR, LOVE'S LAST SHIFT: CONSISTING OF MATRIMONIAL DIALOGUES BETWEEN PERSONS OF ALL RANKS AND DEGREES, FROM THE PEER TO THE PEASANT; DESCRIBING THE PAINS AND THE PLEASURES CONSEQUENT ON MATRIMONY, AND INCLUDING A THOUSAND INCIDENTS MOST INTERESTING AND ENTERTAINING TO EVERY MARRIED PERSON: COMPRIZING MANY PIECES WELL WORTHY THE NOTICE OF THE UNMARRIED OF BOTH SEXES

      London: Printed for Fielding and Walker, 1780.. xv,[9],216pp. 12mo. Later cloth, gilt leather spine label. Bookplate on pastedown, residue of another and old inscription on binder's free endsheet, small paper flaw in three leaves affecting a word on each leaf, scattered light foxing and tanning, else a good copy, bound without the plate noted in the ESTC collation. First (and only 18th century) edition of this scarce collection of sixty-eight dialogues in verse on all aspects of interrelations between the sexes, both within and without the confines of matrimony, accompanied by a substantial preface. Many of the dialogues are equally concerned with exposing the foibles of members of various classes, including the clergy. Titles include: "Between a Man of Rank and his Kept Mistress, who he had seduced from the House of her Father in the Country," "Between an Agent for Matrimonial Concerns, commonly called a Marriage Broker, and his Decoy Duck," "Between a Precise Husband and his Sluttish Wife," "Between a Captain in the African Slave-Trade and his Wife," and "Between a very Old Husband, and his very Young Wife." The publication of this collection under the name "Ned Ward, Jr." was no doubt an attempt to capitalize on the reputation of the actual Edward Ward (1667- 1731), the extremely prolific author of ribald and satirical verse and tracts, including THE PLEASURES OF MATRIMONY (1689, and reprinted often thereafter). ESTC/Online locates eight copies. ESTC T124875.

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        "Ier, IIe, IIIe Cahier De Principe de Dessin d'apres Nature". Drei Hefte zu je vier Blättern einer Zeichenschule.

      . Kupferstiche mit Crayonmanier in Rötel von Roubillac nach Ph.L. Parizeau bei Chereau, Paris, um 1780, je ca. 37 x 24 cm (Plattenkante).. Die ersten 3 Hefte (fortlaufend und komplett) von insgesamt 7 Heften; Nagler, Parizeau: "Roubillac hat ein Zeichenbuch nach ihm gestochen, 28 Blätter in Krayonmanier" (davon vorhanden: 12); Nagler, Roubiillac 3; nicht in der Ornamentstichsammlung Berlin. - Vorhanden: 1. Heft: Nr.1, Augen; Nr. 2, Nasen; Nr. 3, Münder; Nr. 4, Ohren. 2. Heft: Nrn. 1 - 4, Verschiedene Teile des Kopfes unter vielfältigen Blickwinkeln. 3. Heft: Nrn. 1 - 4, Die Proportionen des kompletten Kopfes unter verschiedenen Blickwinkeln, mit ins Oval eingezeichneten Maßstäben bzw. Linien (jeweils links die Vorzeichnung, rechts die vollendete Zeichnung). - In den Rändern mit verschiedenen Alters- bzw. Gebrauchsspuren, 1 Bl. (Ohren) mit Randausriß bis zur Plattenkante und Einriß bis in ein Ohr. Aus dem Nachlaß des Malers Carl August Riedel (1764-1838), Landbauinspektor in Ansbach, Kreisbau- und Regierungsrat in Bayreuth.

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        Terre de Chanaan ou Terre Promise a Abraham

      Paris 1780 - Size : 430x565 (mm), 16.875x22.25 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring

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        Pay Voucher for Revolutionary War Brigadier General Samuel Holton Putnam

      [Connecticut: The Committee]. 1780. Partially printed document. Approximately 7.5" x 7". Deckle edge a bit irregular, else very near fine. Dated 16 August 1780. No place, but Connecticut. The document orders the state of Connecticut to pay Brigadier General Samuel H. Parsons, 984 pounds and change. Signed by Finn Wadsworth and Samuel Lyman for "Committee"; and signed in type by "John Lawrence, Esq; Treasurer." Docketed on the reverse by Zedlmon Read(?). Samuel Holden Parsons was an agitator for independence from England, and wrote to Samuel Adams suggesting a congress of the colonies in 1772. He lead a militia regiment at Bunker Hill, was shortly thereafter made a Brigadier General in the Continental Army and fought the British at Battle Hill on Long Island and later at the Battle of White Plains. He commanded West Point in 1778-79, but left to rejoin his command. Upon the discovery, in September 1780 (a couple of weeks after this voucher was issued), of Benedict Arnold's treacherous scheme to surrender West Point to the British, Parsons served on the board of officers which tried Arnold's accomplice, Major John Andre, and sentenced him to death. In civilian life after the war Parsons was appointed Chief Justice of Ohio. A very attractive document. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Topographische Beschreibung des Herzogthums Magdeburg und der Graffschaft Mansfeld Magdeburgischer Hoheit

      Berlin A. Wever, 1780.. M. 1 gefalt. Stammtaf. Schlichter Pbd. d. Zt. XVI, 415 S. Rücken stärker beschabt; Kanten bestoß.; Vorsatzblatt mit Eckabriß.. Erste Ausgabe. - Engelmann 654. Enthält u.a. allgemeine Nachrichten, den Gegenwärtigen Zustand des Herzogthums Magdeburg betreffend (Lage u. Größe, Landesprodukte, Bevölkerung, Gewerbe, Finanzverwaltung), geographischer Entwurf (Holzkreis, Jerichowscher Kreis, Ziesarscher Kreis, Saal-Kreis, Mansfeldischer u. Schraplauer Kreis) u. topographisches Verzeichnis aller im Herzogthum Magdeburg u. der Grafschaft Mansfeld befindlichen Örter. Einige Seiten wurmgängig. Mit Exlibris von Johann Conrad Feuerlein. Selten!

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        Mit Kupfern und vielen Urkunden versehene Historische, Genealogische und Critische Beschreibung des Edlen, Freyherr- und Gräflichen Geschlechts von Bülow.

      Neubrandenburg, Christian Gottlieb Korb, 1780.. Frontispiez mit Wappen (3 davon handkoloriert) und Siegeln der Familie, 224 S. mit zahlr. Stammtafeln, z. T. gefaltet, 118 S. "Beylagen", ein quer eingeb. Blatt mit "Verbesserungen", 2 Seiten "Verzeichnis der Subscribenten" Fol., HLeder der Zeit. Aus dem Besitz des Friedrich Wilhelm Bülow. - Drei Bll. des Registers mit Ein- und Abrissen (geringer Textverlust). Einige Lagen locker. Einbandecken bestossen

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        The Bible in Miniature, Or, A Concise History of the Old and New Testaments

      London: E. Newbery, 1780. First Newbery Editioin. Very finely bound miniature Bible (1 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches; 3/4 inches thick). Bound in fine red crushed morocco with elaborate gilt flourishes, vine and cornucopia motif with central green morocco onlay in with initials JHS (i.e. Christogram) etc. in gitl on both covers, spine with three gilt blocked repeating designs. Marbled endpapers. AEG. 256 numbered pages. With 14 superb full-page wood-engraved illustrations, and two title-pages. An impressive binding as miniature, and a scarce Newbery imprint indeed. Exceedingly well-preserved, near fine with the paper fresh and clean throughout.

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        Pay Voucher for Revolutionary War Brigadier General Samuel Holton Putnam

      The Committee], [Connecticut 1780 - Partially printed document. Approximately 7.5" x 7". Deckle edge a bit irregular, else very near fine. Dated 16 August 1780. No place, but Connecticut. The document orders the state of Connecticut to pay Brigadier General Samuel H. Parsons, 984 pounds and change. Signed by Finn Wadsworth and Samuel Lyman for "Committee"; and signed in type by "John Lawrence, Esq; Treasurer." Docketed on the reverse by Zedlmon Read(?). Samuel Holden Parsons was an agitator for independence from England, and wrote to Samuel Adams suggesting a congress of the colonies in 1772. He lead a militia regiment at Bunker Hill, was shortly thereafter made a Brigadier General in the Continental Army and fought the British at Battle Hill on Long Island and later at the Battle of White Plains. He commanded West Point in 1778-79, but left to rejoin his command. Upon the discovery, in September 1780 (a couple of weeks after this voucher was issued), of Benedict Arnold's treacherous scheme to surrender West Point to the British, Parsons served on the board of officers which tried Arnold's accomplice, Major John Andre, and sentenced him to death. In civilian life after the war Parsons was appointed Chief Justice of Ohio. A very attractive document.

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        Beschreibung der in England seit 1759...schiffbaren Kanale

      Hanover, 1780. Hogrewe, J. L. Beschreibung der in England seit 1759 angelegten, und jetzt grosstenteils vollendeten schiffbaren Kanale, zur inneren Gemeinschaft der vornehmsten Handelsstadte. . . . 4to. [12], iv, [2], 164pp. 10 folding engraved plates. Hannover: M. Pockwitz, 1780. 238 x 198 mm. Original boards, later marbled paper spine, worn. One or two minor stains, otherwise a very good copy. Ownership inscription and library stamps on title and front free endpaper; bookplate of the Bibliothecae Comitatus Simighiensis. First Edition of the first history of English canals. Hogrewe, an engineer and cartographer in the Hanoverian army, made two journeys to England, about ten years before the work appeared, at the behest of the Elector of Hanover, George III of England. He saw virtually every major canal, including the Bridgewater, Trent & Mersey, Leeds & Liverpool, Oxford, Staffordshire & Worcestershire, and Coventry as well as the Thames navigation. The book was compiled from the notes he made and describes locks (the Bingley five rise), aqueducts (Barton), weirs (Brindley's circular weirs on the Staffs & Worcs), feeders (the terminal basin on the Bridgewater at Castlefields, tunnels (at Fenny Compton), sluices (on the Witham at Boston) etc, all charmingly illustrated from his drawings. In order to broaden the scope of the work, Hogrewe included a survey of canals in Europe, China, Russia and the ancient world drawn from several authorities, notably Belidor.

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        A New System of General Geography, in Which the Principles of That Science are Explained; with a View of the Solar System, and of the Seasons of the Year All Over the Globe. Part 1. (all published)

      Edinburgh: J. Balfour. VG : in Very good condition. Later tree leather rebind with gilt tooling. Small amount of foxing. Marbled end papers. Map of solar system complete. 1780. First Edition. Tooled leather/gilt cover. 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). viii; 356pp. fold out map of Solar System. Part 1 - complete in being the only part published. Together with the Most Essential Parts of the Natural History of the Earth. Includes: Standard measures; geographical terms; mensuration etc of the earth; revolution of teh earth; latitude; longitude; first meridian; degress of longitude; earths annual motion; solar system; comets; celestial globe; old and new stile; terraqueous globe; division into different zones; trade winds; monsoons; sea and land breeze; seasons in torrid zones; temperate zones; frigid zone in America; climate in Norway; Sweden; Lapland; Samoeidia; voyages towards the North; NW Passage; Monthly view of the weather in Hudsons Bay. .

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        Elegy on Captain Cook. To which is added, An Ode to the Sun

      London: J. Dodsley, 1780. Small quarto, 23 pp., mildly foxed, a good copy in marbled wrappers. 'With piercing shrieks bewail thy Hero's doom!'. Rare: second edition of Seward's famous tribute, published the same year as the first edition, and 'one of the most influential odes on Captain Cook' (Forbes). Numerous footnotes refer to events on the voyages, including mentions of kangaroos, surf, increasing modesty in Tahitian women, New Zealand hemp, the islanders' morais, and so on.There were to be very many editions and anthology appearances of Seward's Ode, showing that this - the first of many literary tributes - was quite a significant monument to the great man. Holmes quotes the Gentleman's Magazine (September, 1780, p. 432): 'With the assistance of the Muses, she has raised a trophy worthy of the memory of one of the greatest men this or any age or nation has produced.'Later critics have not been so generous. Holmes himself states that the modern reader is likely to find '238 lines of rather turgid verse'. Seward's sympathies for Cook's widow, however, are eloquently and poignantly expressed: "Go, wretched Mourner!-weep thy griefs to rest!" (p. 18).Seward (1747-1809), the "Swan of Lichfield," produced so many poetic elegies and odes that it seemed impossible that anyone important could die during her lifetime without being memorialized. In a vein similar to the wag who remarked that Lydia Sigourney, "The Sweet Singer of Hartford," had added "a new terror to death" by her poetic eulogies, Scott remarked that he could not ignore Sewell for fear of "my death being prematurely announced by a sonnet or an elegy" (DNB XVII, p. 1218).

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

      1780 - Um 1780. Bildgrösse: 27.6 x 40.5 cm Unten handschriftlich bezeichnet "Dessiné et gravé par H. Thomann". In Glasrahmen 46x57 m. Blatt am Himmel fleckig.

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        THELYPHTHORA; Or, A Treatise on Female Ruin, In Its Causes, Effects, Consequences, Prevention, and Remedy; Considered on the Basis of the Divine Law: Under the Following Heads, viz. Marriage, Whoredom, and Fornication, Adultery, Polygamy, Divorce; With Many other Incidental Matters; .. In Two Volumes

      London: Dodsley 1st first edition, 1780. Hardcover. Good+. Two Volumes octavo 19th century half calf with 5 faux raised bands gilt and tan title labels (tips slightly rubbed) xxxiv +412pp (ii)+432pp +[208]pp of index for both volumes. Titlepage of first volume is damp marked and the following three leaves of dedication and the last 8 leaves marginally so. The last two leaves also slightly browned but all paper supple and strong. There is sporadic & pale marking with volume 2 having a marginal ink spot to pp311 sl.offset to 310 and marginal damp to approx 10 leaves + the index. Ownership E.Kensington and note to pastedown that it was given my Mrs Bell in remembrance of her husband. *Madan was a loose-living lawyer when he attended a service by John Wesley, this led to his reform and he became a convert and took holy orders serving as chaplain of a Charity - Lock Hospital. He sympathized with the Lady Huntingdon and George Whitfield faction of Methodism but after 30 years this very controversial work advocating Polygamy - this led to a furore. Madan argues that monogamy can be harmful to women and his descriptions of the suffering of women under monogamy provoked charges of blasphemy. The work was in fact an important argument in the evolution of the legal rights of women for which the author had to resign his living and retire into private life. Scarce and rare first edition of a controversial book.

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        Laws Concerning the Election of Members of Parliament.

      1780 - One of the First Works To Draw on Blackstone's Commentaries A Gentleman of the Inner Temple, Editor. [Bohun, William]. Laws Concerning the Election of Members of Parliament; With the Determinations of the House of Commons Thereon, And All Their Incidents: Continued Down to the Present Time. The Whole Digested Under Proper Titles. Also an Appendix of Precedents; With Considerable Improvements, And Additions, From the Best Authorities, To Which is Added, A Copious Index. London: Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers for W. Owen, 1780. xxxviii [i.e. xxxvii], [1], 118, [2], 119-192, *191-*192, 193-383, [21], 2 pp. Includes two-page publisher list. Title page of second part misbound. Octavo (5-1/4" x 7-3/4"). Recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, blind ornaments and original lettering piece (with chipped edges) to spine, endpapers renewed. Early annotation to front endleaf, light foxing in a few places, interior otherwise fresh. Ex-library. Small inkstamps to title page and a few text leaves. A handsomely bound copy of a scarce title. * Sixth edition. With an index of parliamentary acts. The anonymous editor notes in the advertisement that he has drawn extensively on Comyns' Digest of the Laws of England, Lyttleton's Life of King Henry II, Whitelocke's Notes Upon the King's Writ for Choosing Members of Parliament (in Morton's edition) and Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England. One of the very first books to draw on the Commentaries, Laws Concerning the Election is a landmark in the history of its reception by the English bar. It is also a remarkably thorough work that considers causes determined by parliamentary committee and the House of Commons and the laws of England, Scotland and Wales from 1382 to 1780. Some reference attribute this work to William Bohun. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:151 (21). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Map of the Country in which the Army under Lt. General Borgoyne acted in the Campaign of 1777, shewing the Marches of the Army & the Places of the principal Actions. (New York)

      William Faden, London 1780 - Engraving. Drawn by Mr. Medcalfe & Engraved by Wm. Faden. London. Published as the Act directs, Feby. 1st. 1780 by Wm. Faden, Charing Cross. Sheet size: 23 4/8 x 11 3/4". Inventory#: p1125pmat.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM RICHARD VARICK TO DIRCK ROMEYN, CONCERNING THE BUSINESS OF THE NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE].

      Albany. March 28, 1780. - 3pp., docketed on verso. Folio. Old fold lines. Light soiling. Silked. Good. Letter written by Col. Richard Varick to his friend Rev. Dirck Romeyn, discussing news of the New York State Legislature at Albany. Varick (1753-1831) was studying law at the outbreak of the Revolution and subsequently served in the Continental Army. At this point in his career, Varick's commission as one of General Schuyler's officers had not been renewed and he had just left his father's house in Hackensack where he was pondering the renewal of his law career. He visited Albany to observe the legislature before taking the post of inspector general at West Point. Dick Romeyn (1744-1804), minister of the Reformed Church in Hackensack and later founder of Union College, was staying at the home of Varick's father, where he had just endured a British attack, barely escaping by hiding himself and others in the attic. Varick writes, in part: "As the person I write by is to go off this morning, I shall barely take time to give you a little sketch of the business done by our legislature this session, which will break up to now. Soon after my learning how many of the numbers of the Upper House had got it in their noodles that they had a right & it was exped[ient] to declare Vermont an independent state (as Congress had not obliged on the subject) & to settle a line of jurisdiction between us." The Governor, however, intervened, pointing out that such a resolution was the business of the Congress and if they proceeded he would "prorogue the House. The message was received with a degree of chagrin by some & pleasure by others." Varick also reports that the legislature has passed a law to raise two regiments, among other laws. He closes by informing his friend that he plans "to leave in May. I cannot afford to live here nor can I get land money to defray the enormous expenses of 4 dollars per meal for myself and horse. . I can get books. I shall go to Kingston in May. Of this I have some small hopes yet. I have no idea of remaining in lbany at a monstrous expense. . I hope in five days to write you further. In the mean time let me congratulate you on your escape from the hands of your enemies a few weeks since & for the signal interposition of heaven in disappointing the miscreant wretches in the base designs." Varick went on, later in 1780, to become the chief aide to Benedict Arnold at West Point. As such, he came under considerable suspicion when Arnold's treason was discovered in September, 1780. He was completely exonerated, and went on to be an aide to Washington and a prominent New York politico, including a stint as Mayor of New York which got a street named after him.

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        PER LE REALI ESEQUIE CELEBRATE ALLA SACRA CESAREA MAESTA' DI MARIA TERESA IMPERATRICE REGINA, NELLA IMPERIAL REGIA COLLEGIATA DI S MARIA DELLA SCALA IN S FEDELE Il giorno XVI Dicembre 1780. Orazione funebre recitata dall’Abate Anton Siro Vanini.

      Milano, nell?'Imperial Monistero di S. Ambrogio Maggiore, (1780). In-4 gr. (mm. 333 x 232), cartoncino muto mod., pp. XX,(8), con una belliss. vignetta al frontespizio, una testata e una grande iniziale, inc. in rame da Dom. Cagnoni su disegno di Hier. Mantelli, e con 1 pregevole tavola f.t. (mm. 750x510), pure inc. in rame dal Cagnoni, che raffigura l?'imponente catafalco disegnato dal Piermarini (in legno e gesso e decorato da imprese, emblemi e iscrizioni) ?"eretto.. in S. Fedele pel triduo solenne di esequie.. i giorni 16,17.18 dicembre?". "Edizione originale". Cfr. Bertarelli, ?"Inventario della raccolta..?",II,13895 - Arrigoni ?"Milano nelle vecchie stampe?",II,961. Fresco e bell?'esemplare, molto ben conservato.

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        OPERE - OPERE POSTUME

      Parigi/Vienna, presso la Vedova Herissant/Alberti, 1780-1795. In-8 gr. (mm. 257x199), 15 voll., bella legatura in p. pelle coeva rossa (2 voll. con aloni), cornici dorate ai piatti, ricca decoraz. e tit. oro su tassello al dorso, tagli dorati. Questa edizione è così composta: "Opere" (1780-82), 12 voll., molto ben illustrata da: 1 ritratto dell'A. di Steiner, inc. su rame da Gaucher e 37 magnifiche tavv. f.t. di cui 35 di Cipriani, Cochin, Martini e Moreau, inc. su rame da valenti artisti - "Opere postume", 3 voll. (date in luce dall'Abate Conte d'Ayala), Vienna, Alberti, 1795, che contengono per lo più lettere scelte. Cfr. Gamba,2352: "Tra le infinite edizioni dei Drammi del Metastasio questa è nobilissima, ed arricchita di figure intagliate da valenti artefici, fra le quali havvi il "Polifemo" di Fr. Bartolozzi. E' stata fatta coll'assistenza di Giuseppe Pezzana, ed ebbe l'approvazione dell'immortale poeta. In Vienna si pubblicarono le "Opere postume" nel 1795 e ne furono tirati esempl. nella forma di quarto, per poterli accompagnare a quelli dell'edizione della vedova Hérissant". Cfr. anche Cohen, p. 706: "Edition de luxe avec des illustrations d'une grande beauté" - Lewine, p. 356 - Boissais/Deleplanque, p. 124. Bella e rara edizione, soprattutto se completa delle "Opere postume". Esemplare ben conservato.

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        ESCUELA DE LEER LETRAS CURSIVAS ANTIGUAS Y MODERNAS, DESDE LA ENTRADA DE LOS GODOS EN ESPAÑA HASTA NUESTROS TIEMPOS

      - Madrid, D. Juan Antonio Lozano, 1780, 35x26 cm., piel con cierres metálicos, 18 h.+443 págs.+ 59 láminas grabadas por Francisco Assensio y Mejorada. Ejemplar en gran papel. (Obra bien publicada. Los ejemplares en gran papel son mucho mas valorados)

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        VOYAGES DANS LES ALPES Précédés d'un éssai sur l'histoire naturelle des environs de Genève.

      Neuchatel / Genève, chez Samuel Fauche / Barde, Manget & Comp., 1780-1786. In-8 p. (mm. 206x128), primi 4 (su 8) voll., mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, pp. (4),XXIV,367; 393; (4),IV,411; (4),484; con 6 tabelle ripieg. I voll. sono molto ben illustrati (come da Indice) da 2 carte geografiche e 13 tavv. inc. in rame e così ripartite: 1 ?"carte du lac de Genève et des montagnes adiacentes?" - 6 vedute in 5 tavv. (Vue de la cote Orientale du lac de Genève / Vue de la montagne du Nant d?'Arpenaz entre Maglan et Salanche en Faucigny / Vue de l?'Aiguille des Charmoz au dessus de Montanvert dans la vallée de Chamouni / Vue de l?'Aiguille du Midi située au N.E. du Mont Blanc et de l?'Aiguille de Bellaval au S.O. du Mont Blanc / Vue circulaire des montagnes qu?'on découvre du sommet du Glacier de Buet) - 2 tavv. di fossili (nel I e II voll.) + 1 ?"Carte de la part des Alpes qui avoisine le Mont Blanc?" - 6 tavv. di cui 5 vedute (Montagnes qui bordent au Sud-Est la vallée de Chamouni / Vue du Glacier de la Brenva / Profil du Mont Blanc et des montanges qui bordent l?'Allée-Blanche, pris de la vallée de Ferrer / Le Mont Blanc vu en face du coté de l?'Allée-Blanche / L?'Aiguille du Gouté, vue de Bionnassay). nel IV vol. Le tavole, su disegni di Bourrit e del de Saussure, sono tutte più volte ripieg. "Prima edizione", in formato 8°. Questa celebre e fortunata opera del naturalista e fisico svizzero (1740-1799), è ricca di osservazioni ed esperienze scientifiche, geologiche, mineralogiche ed alpinistiche, soprattutto relative al Monte Bianco, della cui conquista ed esplorazione il de Saussure fu l'animatore. L'originalità dell'opera consiste nell'alternarsi di notizie rigorosamente scientifiche con gustose annotazioni di costume e vivaci appunti personali. Cfr. Poggendorff,II, p. 755 - Perret ?"Guide des livres sur la montagne et l?'alpinisme?",II,3911 - Brunet,V,150 cita la prima ediz. in-4 (in 4 voll.) ?"de cet excellent ouvrage?". Solo vol. IV con aloni sulle prime 4 carte, qualche lieve fiorit., altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        Expériences sur les végétaux,.

      spécialement sur la propriété qu'ils possèdent à un haut degré, soit d'améliorer l'Air quand ils sont au soleil, soit de le corrompre la nuit, ou lorsqu'ils sont à l'ombre; auxquelles on a joint une Méthode nouvelle de juger du degré de sa salubrité de l'Atmosphère ... Traduit de l'anglois, par l'auteur. Paris, P.F. Didot le jeune, 1780. 8vo. pp. lxviii, 333, (3), with 1 folded engraved plate. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt ornamented spine. First French edition. The original English edition of this classic was published in London in 1779. "Description of photosynthesis, the formation of compounds in plants exposed to light" (Horblit 55). Fine copy.

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        Crónica de los Señores Reyes Católicos don Fernando y doña Isabel de Castilla y Aragón

      Valencia, en la Imprenta de Benito Monfort 1780 - Fol. mayor (35 x 24,3 cm). 2 h. inc. port., VI p., 2 h., 384 p. Viñetas grabadas al cobre y culs de lamp en madera.Encuadernación de época en plena piel marmoleada, rueda dorada en planos, lomo con nervios, hilos dorados y tejuelo rojo. La edición más bella y estimada sin duda alguna de la Crónica de los Reyes Católicos de Hernando del Pulgar. Aunque sigue la tradición de la Crónica Real castellana, Pulgar introduce nuevos conceptos historiográficos, como la integración de opiniones personales a los materiales documentales.Bella edición. Contiene una adición anónima que llega hasta 1492. "Está considerada la mejor edición por haberse cotejado con varios códices antiguos" (Palau) Buen ejemplar, limpio, con todos sus márgenes Palau, 242130. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eenige Zeeuwsche Oudheden, uit Echte Stukken opgehelderd en in het licht gebragt. I-VIII.

      Middelburg; 1780 - -1794; (Wed.) Willem Abrahams; (gevouwen) kaarten, plattegronden, dorpsgezichten, familiewapens; contemporaine gemarmerde platten op karton.* Zeldzame complete editie. I: Met portret van Ermerins; Gezigt der thoren van Sandyck; Kaart van Zeeland, zoo als het geleegen was omtrent den Jaare 1230. te vinden in den eersten druk der Chronyke van Zeeland door Jan Jans Reygersberch; Oude Kaart van de Jurisdictie van Oostcappelle van 't Jaar 1667 & 1668. nagezien door den Ingenieur Maurain de Saineterre 1728; Prachtige uitslaande kopergravure van Oostkapelle; gezicht op Duinbeek; 268. 6 p.; II, Vossemeer and Vrybergen: met Kaart van de Rivier den Eendracht en de Polders daar aan gelegen zoo die was. Ao. 1555; Kopergravure van: Oud Vossemeer van Buiten; (id. van) Oud-Vossemeer van Binnen te Zien; Nieuw-Vossemeer; 387 p.; III: met familiewapens van Grave van Grampre ende van Bochaim, Heere van Veere; id. van resp. Charlotte van Bourbon: Gravinne van Grampre en Bochaim: Vrouwe van der Veere. Anna van Borssel = le Vrouwe van Veere en van Beueren, van Vlissinge, Brouwershave; familiewapens beschreven op resp. p. 26, 69 (2e deel); zegels, beschreven op p. 116-118 (2e deel); handtekeningen beschreven op p. 118-120 (2e deel); resp. 236, 212 p. IV: resp. 236, 148 p. V: met plattegrond van De stad Veere, Zoo als die zig nog bevond korts naar den Jaare 1500. of met het begin der XVI Eeuw; 468 p. VI: met Platte Grond van de ontdekte Cappel in September a. 1720. Over de Cappelstraat op de Haven ofte Kaay binnen der Veere, etc.; 308 p. VII: met Generaale Beschryving of Kaart des Marquisaats van Bergen op den Zoom, en alle de Aangedykte Landen en polders op de Schelde daar onder sorteren Ao 1575 Getekent, etc.; gemeentewapen van Waarden; resp. 232, 159 p. VIII: resp. 176, 328 p. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Spezial Karte von dem Konigreiche Taurien Oder der Halbinsel Krim

      Vienna 1780 - Size : 225x345 (mm), 8.875x13.625 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Historisch-statistisch-moralisches Lesebuch zur Unterhaltung für die erwachsene Jugend und andere.

      Halle, Johann Jacob Curt bzw. Curts Wwe., 1780-1784.. 3 Tle. in 1 Bd. (16), 232, (4) SS. 233-472, (2) SS. 194 SS. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. rotem Rückenschildchen und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. 8vo.. Erste Ausgabe, vollständig mit allen drei Bänden wie vorliegend selten. - K. E. Mangelsdorf (1748-1802), Professor der Rhetorik und Geschichte in Königsberg, veröffentlichte neben seinem poetischen Jugendwerk "Hero und Leander" (1769) "vornehmlich erzieherische Monographien mit historischem Hintergrund. Mit Werken wie dem 'Versuch einer Darstellung dessen, was seit Jahrtausenden in Betreff des Erziehungswesens gesagt und gethan worden' (1779) beteiligte er sich an der pädagogischen Diskussion der Zeit" (DBE). - Papierbedingt durchgehend etwas braunfleckig. Ecken leicht bestoßen. Mit Stempel der "von Lindheimschen Bibliothek Schloss Berghof (Lilienfeld)" am vorderen Vorsatz. - Holzmann/Bohatta III, 1598. Brüggemann/Ewers 553 (nur Bd. 1 u. 2). Nicht bei Wegehaupt. Nicht bei Seebass.

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        NOTICIAS DE LA VIDA Y ESCRITOS DEL P. FR. HENRIQUE FLOREZ. Con una Relación individual de los Viages que hizo a las Provincias y Ciudades más principales de España.

      - Madrid, Imprenta de Pedro Marin, 1780, 15x21, retrato dibujado y grabado por Manuel Salvador Carmona, 4 hojas, 373 páginas. 1 lámina, 1 mapa desplegable de la Bahía de Santander, grabados en el texto. Muy buen estado, papel limpio y con amplios márgenes. Encuadernado en pergamino en perfecto estado. Nombre de anterior propietario en papel blanco de contratapa, (Palau: "Obra digna de consulta por las noticias históricas y arqueológicas de España). Importante biografía del autor de la Historia Eclesiástica de España, que recopila cronológicamente la vida y hechos del erudito catedrático agustino, seguida de la noticia de sus obras, agrupadas por materias, y de la Relación de los viajes, de 1731 a 1772, que ocupa el cuerpo central del ejemplar. En apéndice, elogios y cartas de diferentes autores que celebran la fama del autor. (55496).

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        LES NOUVELLES DE MARGUERITE, REINE DE NAVARRE (HEPTAMERON FRANCAIS)

      Berne, Chez la Nouvelle Societe' Typographique, 1780-1781 In-16 gr. (mm. 190x110), 3 voll., elegante legat. in p. pelle coeva, filetti dorati ai piatti, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro su tassello e picc. decoraz. floreali (anche ai piatti), tagli rossi, pp. XLVII,275; (2),308; (2),250,(2); molto ben illustrati da: 3 antiporte di Dunker, inc. da Eichler; 73 magnifiche tavv. f.t. disegnate da Freudeberg ed inc. in rame da importanti artisti parigini; 72 deliziose testatine e 72 finali disegnati da Dunker ed inc. dallo stesso e da altri artisti. Cfr. Cohen, p. 680: ?"Dans le tome I, après la p. 166, la pagination reprend à 161 et continue ainsi jusqu?'à la fin?" - Lewine, p. 339 - Benezit,V, p. 704: ?"Sigmund Freudenberger ou Freudeberg (Berne, 1745-1801), aquarelliste, dessinateur, graveur?" - Brunet,III,1418: ?"Jolie édition. Les estampes, fleurons et vignettes sont d?'une fort belle exécution?". Alcune cc. con uniformi ingialliture, altrimenti fresco esemplare su carta distinta, ben conservato.

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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.

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        Die Baum Allee zu Mannheim / La Promenade à Mannheim. [Guckkastenblatt].

      o. J., ca. 1780. - Altcolorierter Kupfer von B. F. Leizel bei Georg Balthasar Probst. 1 Blatt mit Rahmen und Passepartout. Bild ca. 42 x 32 cm. Mit Rahmen: ca. 60 x 50 cm. Siehe Foto. Altcolorierter Kupfer von B. F. Leizel.

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

      /Représentation exactement colorée d'après nature des Cigales et 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, 1780. Large-4to (303 x 240 mm). pp. 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. 4to. pp. 172, with handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 41 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, richly gilt ornamented spine, with red gilt lettered label. A very nice copy of this beautifully illustrated entomological work of which the two works are mostly found bound together. The work describes the Cicadidae and bugs of all parts of the world, described and collected by Caspar Stoll. Very little is known about Stoll who died 1795, he was 'commies ter Admiraliteit' at Amsterdam. //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.

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        Lettre signée

      - BONAPARTE Pauline (1780-1825) s¿ur de Napoléon Ier. L.S. « Pauline », adressée à l¿archichancelier CAMBACÉRÈS. Gréoulx, 16 octobre 1813. 2 p. in-8, petit cachet de collection. Jolie lettre empreinte d¿une certaine tristesse. « Il faut bien du courage pour ne pas succomber à tant de souffrance et d¿ennui, seule, privée de société et de consolation. Je maudis mille fois les voyages. Mais c¿est le dernier. J¿espère au printemps être à Paris. Je suis si fâchée de n¿être pas dans ce moment près de S.M. l¿Impératrice ! (¿) Donnez-moi de vos nouvelles mon cher Prince et de celles de l¿Empereur. Elles me deviennent plus précieuses chaque jour à cause de son éloignement et vous savez combien je l¿aime¿ » Cambacérès était le conseiller de la régente Marie-Louise. Cette lettre est datée du jour même de la bataille de Leipzig, dont la défaite hâtera le retour de Napoléon en France.

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        Prospectus Domus Regiae Concentibus Musicis Berolini consecratae e regione Palatii Regii. [Berlin, Opernplatz]

      Bassano del Grappa, Remondini, um 1780.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich (Guckkasten), Bildausschnitt 29 x 41 cm, Blattgr. 32,5 x 43 cm.. Ernst, Die Stadt Berlin in der Druckgraphik, Guckkastenblätter, Probst (!), Nr. 5; identischer Raubdruck eines Blattes von Probst (siehe Sixt von Kapff, K158); Blick durch die Straße unter den Linen, rechts das Opernhaus, ganz rechts daneben die St. Hedwigs Kathedrale, links die heutige Humboldt Universität, im Hintergrund das Schloß; etwas faltig, sonst von guter Erhaltung.

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        Connoissance des Temps, Pour l'Ann?e commune 1783. Publi?e Par l'ordre de l'Acad?mie Royale des Sciences, et calcul?e Par M. Jeaurat, de la m?me Acad?mie. (Comprend:) "Catalogue des N?buleuses et des Amas d'?toiles Observ?es ? ... (Truncated)

      L'Acad?mie Royale des Sciences, 1780, Vellum, Book Condition: Very Good Condition / Tr?s bonne ConditionFull Book Title: Connoissance des Temps, Pour l'Ann?e commune 1783. Publi?e Par l'ordre de l'Acad?mie Royale des Sciences, et calcul?e Par M. Jeaurat, de la m?me Acad?mie. (Comprend:) "Catalogue des N?buleuses et des Amas d'?toiles Observ?es ? l'Observatoire de la Marine, h?tel de Clugni, rue des Mathurins."Size: 170 x 115 Mm, 436 pages - (5p, Table des articles) - (1ff), 2 planches d?pliantes. Reliure en vellum us?e. Pages int?rieures en tr?s bonne condition, propres et sans inscription. Comprend: "Catalogue des N?buleuses et des Amas d'Etoiles Observ?es ? l'Observatoire de la Marine, h?tel de Clugni, rue des Mathurins", ?crit par Charles Messier (pp 225-251). 12o (170 x 115 mm). PREMI?RE ?DITION, comprenant le catalogue initiale des 45 n?buleuses et amas d'?toiles identifi?s par Messier ? cette date. // FIRST EDITION, containing Messier's initial catalogue of 45 objects: "the most celebrated nebulae and clusters, including M1, the Crab Nebula; M13, the globular star cluster in Hercules; and M31, the Andromeda Galaxy" (DSB). First published in 1771, but with an additional 23 new objects observed by Messier since its publication. Most interested in comets, Messier is attributed with the initial discovery of twelve or thirteen from the appearance of Comet 1759 III to Comet 1798 I and three additional independent discoveries. His famous catalogue of objects which retain his M for Messier numbers to this day came about only because "the nebula I discovered above the southern horn of Taurus on September 12, 1758, while observing the comet that year... had such a resemblance to a comet, in its form and brightness, that I endeavoured to find others, so that astronomers would not confuse these same nebulae with comets just beginning to shine" (Messier Connaissance des Temps 1800/1801 recorded in DSB). // Photos available upon request, Livre

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