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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 “Twenty-four views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia, and Egypt” 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.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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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'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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        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]

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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]

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        Sammlung der vom 8. May 1817 bis 31. December 1827 im k. k. Conviktgebäude nächst dem Piaristenkollegium auf der Neustadt Prag Nro. C. 856. angestellten astronomischen, meteorologischen und physischen Beobachtungen. Prag, M. I. Landau, 1830. 4°. 5 Bll., V, 2 Bll., 250 S., 1 Bl., Goldschn., Ldr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rvg., Deckelvg., Rtit. u. Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung.

      - Poggendorff I, 1002 - Wurzbach VII, 239.- Cassian Hallaschka (1780-1847) war Professor der Physik und angewandten Mathematik an der Karl-Ferdinandischen Universität zu Prag; 1832 Rektor und Vizekanzler, wurde 1833 an die Univ. in Wien berufen. ?Seinen Bemühungen ist der Bau einer Sternwarte in Brünn und vor allem die Einrichtung des Physikalienkabinetts an der Univ. Prag zu danken.? (ÖBL II, 160).- Tls. etw. braunfleckig, der representative Ebd. etw. fleckig u. berieben.# Franz Ignaz Cassian Hallaschka (1780-1847) established the observatory in Brünn during his employment as a professor of physics.

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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]

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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]

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        Überschriften. Nebst Opitzens, Tschernings, Andreas Gryphius und Adam Olearius epigrammatischen Gedichten. (Herausgegeben von Karl Wilhelm Ramler).

      Leipzig, bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1780 - Mit gestochenem Frontispiz und gestochener Titelvignette (J.W. Meil del.). XXXII, 436 S., 1 Bl. Lederband der Zeit auf fünf Bünden mit rotem Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Erste Auflage der Ramler'schen Ausgabe in einem frischen, fleckfreien und breitrandigem Exemplar der Vorzugsausgabe auf holländischem Papier. - Goedeke III,340,33,7. Faber du Faur 1379. Sammlung Mannheimer 444. - Der in Elbing (Ostpreußen) geborene Christian Wernike (1661-1725) studierte seit 1680 bei dem Kieler Philologen G.D. Morhof. "Gefördert durch die einflußreiche Familie Rantzau kam er in dänischen diplomatischen Diensten nach England und Hamburg. Hier geriet er, 'wohl nicht zuletzt dank seiner scharfen Zunge wiederholt in literarische Fehden. . In scharfem Kontrast zu der spitzen Zunge, mit der W. die zeitgenöss. Dichter persiflierte, standen seine vornehme, zurückhaltende Art und sein brillanter Geist, die ihn zum Diplomaten prädestinierten.' (Dünnhaupt). 'Die Überschriften gehören unstreitig zu dem Bedeutendsten, was unsere epigrammatische Literatur aufzuweisen hat. . Er ging den Dingen auf den Grund; es war ihm überall darum zu thun, den heuchlerischen Schein zu zerstören und der Thorheit wie dem Laster die gleißenden Masken vom Gesicht zu reißen. . Er verlacht die Einfalt und Plattheit der Modeschriftsteller, die süßliche Geziertheit der Pegnitzschäfer, die aufgeblasene Unnatur der Schlesier.' (L. Fulda). 'An Sprach und Wohllaut ist er leicht, an Geist sehr schwer zu übertreffen.' (Hagedorn). Ramler hat die Epigramme Wernikes ebenso wie die der Übrigen, wie es seine Art war, im vorgeblichen Geschmack seiner Zeit geglättet, was er in der Vorrede begründet: 'Was die Fehler wider die Sprache und den Wohllaut betrifft, so mußte man jene nothwendig zu tilgen, und diese zu vermindern suchen, wenn der epigramatische Dichter zu unsern Zeiten Liebhaber finden sollte'." (Trauzettel Bl. Nr.1141). - Hinterer Deckel leicht berieben, Vorsätze etwas stockfleckig. - Sehr schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ARABIAN NIGHTS ENTERTAINMENTS: Consisting of One Thousand and One Stories, Told by the Sultaness of the Indies, to divert the Sultan from the Execution of a bloody Vow.

      Printed for Alexander Donaldson, Edinburgh 1780 - Three volume set, 12mo (in sixes), contemporary full calf, morocco labels, raised bands. pp xii, 404; (iv), 391; (iv), 402. No illustrations, as issued. Spines a bit rubbed with surface cracking; volume I lacks the spine label; shallow chip to head of Volume I and foot of Volume II; endpapers browned at margins from leather turn-ins; remains of old bookplates on pastedowns; light toning to text paper; light damp stain to lower outer corners of pp 279 to end of Volume I; in all still a VG decent set, tight in the bindings, text clean and unworn. The title page continues "Containing A better Account of the Customs, Manners, and Religion of the Eastern Nations, viz. Tartars, Persians, and Indians, than is to be met with in any Author hitherto published. Translated into French from the Arabian MSS. by M. Galland of the Royal Academy; and now done into English from the last Paris Edition. The Thirteenth Edition." >>> The 13th edition of the first translation into English of the Arabian Nights Entertainments, taken from the first translation into French by Abbé Antoine Galland (12 vols., 1704-17). This anonymous English translation, made between 1706-17, held the field until Edward Lane's important, though expurgated, edition of 1840, with Sir Richard Burton's famous unexpurgated translation appearing 1885-88 in 16 volumes. >>>> Of extra interest is an unsigned holograph poem in a contemporary hand in ink covering the verso of the first blank leaf in Volume I (opposite the half-title page) titled "Sonnet. To the Author of the Arabian Nights Ent.:" and beginning "Blest child of genius, whose fantastic Sprite / Rides on the vollied Lightnings' Flash, or roves / Thro flowery Valleys, and Elysian Groves." Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reisen durch die innern gegenden von Nord-Amerika.aus dem Englischen.

      C.E. Bohn, Hamburg 1780 - First German edition and first edition in a foreign language, 8vo, pp. xxiv, 456; engraved folding map; nice copy of a scarce edition in 20th century 3/4 red morocco gilt by Stikeman. A seminal book in the history of the exploration of the American west, and a cornerstone in Minnesota history. Peace between Great Britain and France at the close of the French and Indian Wars in 1763 brought eastern Minnesota under the British flag for the first time, thus opening the vast territory to British fur traders. "Carver spent the winter of 1766-67 a short distance up the Minnesota River with the Sioux. He was then serving as mapmaker and advance man on an expedition, led by Captain James Tute and inspired by Maj. Robert Rogers, commandant at Fort Mackinac, intended to cross the continent in quest of the Northwest Passage. The plan had to be given up, but Carver later wrote and published an account of his travels which became a "best seller" of its day, and gave to thousands on both sides of the Atlantic their first information about the Minnesota country" (Fridley, A Sketch of Minnesota, p. 3). Sabin 11187. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America. To Which Are Added, the Conquest of Siberia

      London: Printed by J. Nichols 1780, 2nd edition Revised and corrected. (Hardcover) xxiii,344pp. + [13]pp (index) + [2]pp. (publisher's ads). Very good. Quarto (23 X 28 cm.) Contemporary full calf boards. Spine divided into five compartments. Gilt decoration. Red morocco label. Outer joints with professional restoration. Four folding maps and folding plate. Armoural (Dacre) bookplate on front pastedown. A very attractive clean copy. Lada-Mocarski 29; Hill I p.71. While derived from other sources, Coxe visited St. Petersburg and did considerable research into Russian activities into the North Pacific & Bering Sea areas, collecting journals of Russian expeditions subsequent to Bering. "This work includes the main Russian discoveries and explorations made in northwestern America in their attempts to open communications with Alaska and the Aleutian Islands." - Hill..

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        THE HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN, RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE WAR IN AMERICA BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND HER COLONIES, FROM ITS COMMENCEMENT IN THE YEAR 1764, TO THE TIME OF GENERAL GAGE'S ARRIVAL IN BOSTON IN 1774. [with:] ...FROM THE TIME OF GENERAL GAGE'S ARRIVAL AT BOSTON, IN MAY 1774

      Boston: Re-printed by Thomas and John Fleet, 1780.. Two volumes (of three), in original unbound gatherings, with original binder's stab holes in gutter, stitched, untrimmed. 88 (of 90); 381,[1],34pp. (lacking many leaves, as described below). Also with an extra variant copy of the first gathering (80pp.) only of the second volume. Two volumes in original gathered signatures, untrimmed. First volume bit tanned. Two small stamps on titlepage of second volume. Overall very good, in completely unsophisticated original state. The extra variant of the first 80pp. of the second volume is bound in modern three-quarter cloth and marbled boards; tanned, some paper repairs to titlepage, but otherwise good, untrimmed. The whole is laid in two separate half morocco clamshell boxes. A substantial portion of this extremely rare history of the American Revolution, printed in Boston, and apparently based on British sources, including William Russell's HISTORY OF AMERICA and Burke's AN IMPARTIAL HISTORY OF THE WAR IN AMERICA. A complete set consists of three volumes, though the work is sometimes described as complete in two volumes, with the first two volumes together styled the first volume. The present offering consists of the following: 1) A nearly complete example of the first volume, with eighty-eight of ninety pages present, lacking only the final text leaf. 2) An incomplete, though extensive, set of the unbound sheets of the second volume, lacking leaf K8 (pages 159-169) and pages 225-288 and 353-358, but all other parts are present. The third and final volume, consisting of 84,[4] pages (not present here) brought the account up to 1779. 3) A variant printing of the first section (eighty pages) of the second volume, in which dashes are not used in the chapter summaries at the head of each chapter. "A complete set is of extreme rarity" - Sabin. HOWES H532, "b." EVANS 16797. SABIN 32192. GEPHART 1000.

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        Ausfuhrliche Beschreibung Der Altesten Augspurgischen Ausgaben Der Bibel

      George Peter Monath, Nurnberg 1780 - Original grey paper boards. A listing and description of several early editions of the Holy Bible, beginning with that of Johann Bamler in 1466, in Latin. Text is in German. Condition of this book is fragile. The front cover is secured by only two of the three binding cords. Light tanning throughout. Small labels of two previous owners. 148 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ESCUELA PALEOGRAPHICA, O DE LEER LETRAS ANTIGUAS, desde la entrada de los godos en España hasta nuestros tiempos.

      Juan Antonio Lozano, Madrid 1780 - Fol, frontis grab, 17h, 443p incl. las 59 láms. grabs. al cobre por Francisco Assensio y Joseph Assensio. Plena piel, nervios y dorados en lomo, cortes pintados. "- Palau 165667: "Obra bien publicada". Salvá 2325, Brunet III col. 1652." 1780

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        Escuela de leer. Letras cursivas antiguas y modernas, desde la entrada de los godos en España, hasta nuestros tiempos

      Juan Antonio Lozano, Madrid 1780 - Fol., frontis decorado, 17 hoj., 443 p., 59 láms. grabadas por Francisco Asensio, 3 láms. final libro. Pasta española época, nervios, tejuelo, lomo cuajado. Gran ejemplar. Obra rarísima, muy bien editada, con los abecedarios de las antiguas medallas, las letras góticas, romanas, francesa, etc., destinada a enseñar a leer los textos antiguos en general y los que figuran en los archivos españoles. Cada lámina va seguida de su lectura y explicación en caracteres modernos. Detrás del frontis viene una segunda portada que reza: "Escuela paleographica ó de leer letras antiguas, desde ." (Palua, 165667). Obra muy difícil de encontrar.

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        Préjugés militaires, par un officier autrichien.

      'A Kralovelhota' (author's private press at Beloeil Castle) 1780 - 2 volumes in 8vo. [4] + 224p; [2] + 148p including engraved dedication leaf, and 2 leaves of addititional index at end; with 20 engraved plates (mostly folding) showing arms and military tactics, 2 folding tables; 14 exquisitely engraved vignettes of battles by Choffard in the text. Ornamental vignettes. Half calf, marbled boards. First edition of one of the most charming 18th century illustrated book, a witty discussion of contemporary army tactics by an Austrian field marshal. The Prince de Ligne (1735-1814) first distinguished himself during the Seven-Years' War against Frederick the Great whom he greatly admired and who appears to be the only authority not questioned here. Ligne seems to have been a follower of the French tactician Guibert, who in turn had been influenced by the Prussian method. The first volume comprises general observations on cavalry and infantry, artillery, fortification, discipline etc, as well as chapters on military medicine and hospitals; it is adorned with exquisite miniature textual illustrations (48 x 73mm) of famous battles of the Seven Years' War (1756-63), engraved by Choffard after designs by the author, making it one of the most charming of 18th century books. The second volume, entitled 'Fantaisies Militaires', is devoted to battle orders, composition of army units, and general manoeuvres. This edition is also interesting as a typographical curiosity, having been printed at the author's private press at Beloeil Castle, famous for its gardens, and published with a spurious imprint. It was later reprinted at Dresden and translated into German in 1783. A few occasional insignificant light traces of usage, but a very good copy from the Liechtenstein collection with armorial bookplate on verso of front flyleaf of each volume. Barbier III, 991; Cohen-De Ricci 645. Deschamps 692. Jähns 2093. SEE ILLUSTRATION [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Trauernde (Malvina beweint Oscars Tod)., Radierung.

      Um 1780. - In der Platte bezeichnet " AR invenit". Tiefschwarzer, gegensatzreicher Druck auf China, mit der vollen Darstellung und dem Schriftrand. Das Blatt gehört wohl zur Folge mit Radierungen nach Deckengemälden im Penicuik House, Edinburgh. - 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 dessen Wohnsitz auszuführen. - Lose auf Unterlageblatt montiert, untere linke Ecke mit minimaler Knickspur. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 13 x 10,5 cm (Darstellung), 13,7 x 10,5 cm (Papier).

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        Harmonia-Sacra, or A choice Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes & in Two and Three Parts For the Voice, Harpsichord, and Organ.,

      London, Rattcliff Row, Printed for Thomas Butts, Old Street ca. 1780-1800. - 1 engraved title page, 227 engraved pages (music sheets), and 2 pages index, contemporary leather binding, covers loosened / separated from the bookblock, spine with tears and a fault, paper partially a bit stained and foxed, pages partially a bit creased, otherfine fine, text in English, (if you like to get some further pictures, please contact us), Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LA FRANCE ILLUSTRE, OU LE PLUTARQUE FRANCAIS TOME 1 ET 2

      FR. DUFART 1780 - RO30109210: Tome 1 : 658+52 pages (Histoire ou éloge historique du Maréchal du Bourg). Tome 2 : 58 pages + 58 pages (Histoire ou éloge historique de Louis II, Prince de Condé) + 80 pages (Histoire du connétable du Guesclin) + 60 pages(Histoire du Maréchal de Catinat)+ 48 pages (Histoire de M. de Sully, ministre et Maréchal de France)+ 60 pages ( Vie de l'Amiral de Coligni) + 51 pages (Histoire de Colbert) + 50 pages (Histoire d'Anne de Montmorenci, connétable) + 44 pages (Histoire du Cardinal de Richelieu) + 44 pages (Histoire du Cardinal de Mazarin). Chaque histoire possède une gravure en noir et blanc en frontispice. In-Folio Cartonné. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 944-Histoire de France varia [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte del'Egypte de la Nubie de l'Abyssinie.

      Paris. c1780 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 61 x 49 cm. (24 x 19½ inches) Excellent condition, a little browned at edges An interesting map of north east Africa, with plenty of information, mostly very speculative about the interior of Africa- its people, regions and kingdoms.The plates were originally made by De l'Isle around 1700. Covens and Mortimer reissued them in the Atlas Novissimo (1730-40). Phillipe Buache, de L'Isle's successor, and son in law continued to re-issue de L'Isle's maps in the later eighteenth century

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM BENEDICT ARNOLD TO THE ADJUTANT QUARTERMASTER GENERAL, REQUESTING FRESH HORSES].

      Headquarters, Robinson House [Garrison, N.Y.]. Sept. 1, 1780. - [1]p. Folio. Old fold lines. Minor wear and soiling, some separation starting at folds. About very good. A letter written by General Benedict Arnold the day after receiving word that British General Henry Clinton had agreed to his price for turning his coat. In his letter, Arnold requests fresh horses to run express courier routes - some of which surely carried treasonous information to the British. He writes: "Sir, I have sent the brave Sergeant Pike for six or eight of the best horses you have in pasture for the purpose of relieving the light horse employed here to go express. With hard service and want of forage they are worn down & unfit for use. You will please to deliver him eight of the best horses you have if we can find so many that will answer. Also, a pair of the best waggon horses you have in lieu of two which were sent to me by Col. Hay who will not draw." The letter was clearly drawn up in some haste, as there are several words stricken through where Arnold has changed his mind about phrasing or information. In June 1778, Washington placed Arnold in command of Philadelphia, where he lived and entertained extravagantly, and his private business dealings, haughty and dismissive behavior, and close association with the Shippens and other quasi-Loyalists excited the enmity and wrath of the Executive Council of Pennsylvania. On Feb. 3, 1779, a courier served him with a copy of eight formal charges filed against him by the Pennsylvania Council. Outraged, Arnold demanded a court martial to clear the allegations against him. "From this period began the plot that would end, eighteen months later, with Arnold's defection to the British side. . He used those channels to inform General Henry Clinton, commanding the British army, that he was ready to serve the Crown. He explained to Clinton that he had lost faith in the revolutionary cause when the United States allied itself with France. No evidence before May 1779 supports this claim. Clinton was cautious but interested in the chance that Arnold might betray a key point in American defenses. He left the matter in the hands of young staff officer, John André." - ANB. By July Arnold had named his minimum price - £10,000 - and on August 1 became commander of the critical American fortress at West Point. By the time this letter was written, important information was passing from Arnold to Clinton, and the plot to betray West Point was well advanced. A wonderful letter, hastily written and clearly showing Arnold's agitation as he slid deeper into infamy.

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        Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World... By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several ships

      London: Joseph Wenman 1780. . Three volumes bound in one, 12mo, 104, 112, 112 pp. Frontispieces to each part, two pages with a printing fault from a piece of thread having been laid across the text. Attractively bound in dappled calf by the London bookbinders Morrell for Brentano’s of New York, gilt borders and tooling to spine, red spine label, joints recently and almost imperceptibly repaired. Teerink 321. Seemingly very scarce, ESTC listing only one copy.

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        TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD BY LEMUEL GULLIVER In Four Parts BY LEMUEL GULLIVER, FIRST A SURGEON, AND THEN A CAPTAIN OF SEVERAL SHIPS

      Printed for Joseph Wenman, London 1780 - Three volumes bound together - vols. xxvi, xxvii, & xxviii of The Entertaining Museum or Complete Circulating Library making up the four parts of "Gulliver's Travels" each volume with separate title for The Entertaining Museum, separate title page for "Travels into Several Remote Regions." and each volume with an engraved frontispiece plate, so total of six title pages and three frontispiece plates; printed to the verso of the first title page to each volume is an advertisment for the overall work; pp. 104, 112, 112. Contemporary full polished tree calf binding with red spine label to the spine reading "Gulliver's Travels", gilt dentelles to edges, binding good with a little general wear and rubbing, leather to front joint cracked but board still firmly attached, slight stain to bottom of spine, corners a little worn. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A very good copy. Teerink 321. Scarce, Copac lists just one copy. ESTC citation no.: N69378. Size: 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschryving der stad Bergen op den Zoom. Verrykt met een omstandig bericht van het beleg dier vesting door de Franschen in den Jaare 1747. Kunnende dienen tot een supplement op de Vaderlandsche Historie door J. Wagenaar.

      Asd., Arend Fokke Simonsz., 1780. - (III)+90+(2) pp. Met uitsl. plattegrond van het beleg & 10 uitsl. gravures m.b.t. de Franse belegering en het bombardement op de stad. Gebonden. Half leer uit de tijd. Goed ex. (Bovenkant rug & hoeken l. besch.; platen zijn bijzonder fraai en als nieuw!). * Nijhoff/Van Hattum, 94.

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        Ciencia Heroyca, Reducida a las Leyes Heráldicas de Blason

      Joachin Ibarra 1780 - (CD31) - 2 tomos - Ilustrada con exemplares de todas las piezas - Segundo tomo presenta marcas de óxido - Encuadernado en cuero completo - Puntas gastadas - Regular estado.

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        Recherches physiques sur le Feu, par M. Marat, Docteur en Médecine & Médecin des Gardes du Corps de Monseigneur le comte d'Artois.

      - Paris, Cl. Ant. Jombert, 1780. In-8, demi-maroquin vert à coins, dos à 5 faux nerfs garni de compartiments ornés d'un décor de filets dorés et à froid et d'un fleuron central doré, tranches jaspées (qqs. petites épid., rel. ca 1850), (2) f., 202 p., (2) p. d’approbation et privilège, 7 planches gravées dépliantes. Edition originale. "This book contains his theory of 'fluide igné', a mechanical explanation of the phenomena of heat" (Duveen). "Sorte de déclaration de guerre à l'Académie des sciences ( ). Ce n'est pas un hasard s'il n'évoque même pas les conceptions de Lavoisier, pourtant déjà connues" (cf. Jean-Pierre Poirier in 'Marat homme de science', p. 191 sq). (Duveen, p. 388. Fonds Lacassagne, p. 2. Partington, III, 607. Poggendorff, II, 39). Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Bible in Miniature, or a Concise History of the Old and New Testaments

      London: Printed for E[lizabeth] Newbery, 1780. Bondy p. 34. 4.3 x 3.2 cm. 2 engraved titles & 14 engraved plates. A fine copy in original gilt-tooled red morocco, gilt back, all edges gilt, central green morocco onlay on both covers with gilt holy cypher ?JHS?

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        The Bible in Miniature,

      London - E. Newbery 1780 - A miniature abridgement of the Old and New Testaments. With many small illustrations. With an ink inscription to front free endpaper reading 'For dear little May, Sept 22 1858'. Published by Elizabeth Newbery, the niece-in-law of renowned children's book publisher John Newbery, who continued his business after his death. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally, sound with slight wear. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright with the odd small spot and slight curling to extremities of text block. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Bible in Miniature or a Concise History of the Old & New Testaments. [ Miniature Bible 1.75 inch.]

      E. Newbery, Corner of St. Pauls Church Yard., London. 1780 - MINIATURE BIBLE, title, title, 256pp. thirteen engraved plates in fine detail. 44 x 33mm. spine 20mm. contemporary red russia, gilt floral corners, inlaid initalled oval contasting leather centrepiece to front and rear leather boards. A.E.G.gilt with use, chipped corner to the front board, without front free marbled endpaper. verso title in neat hand 'Mary Urquhart from Mamma. Jan 11. 1852. A Wonderful survivor of a Rare publication in contemporary binding. 1780. [Detailed photographs enclosed.]

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        The Bible in Miniature,

      London - E. Newbery 1780 - A miniature abridgement of the Old and New Testaments. With many small illustrations. Published by Elizabeth Newbery, the niece-in-law of renowned children's book publisher John Newbery, who continued his business after his death. Themaintitle page is missing, though the title page to the New Testament is present and dated 1780. Condition: In a calf binding. Externally,generally smartwith slight wear. Internally, firmly bound, though title page is missing. Generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The New Building on Shrubs Hill

      1780 - A beautifully coloured print of the newly constructed Fort Belvedere in Windsor Forest, Berkshire. Erected by the Duke of Cumberland in 1755, Belvedere was expanded into a hunting lodge for King George IV. The triangular turreted structure was set amidst a dense plantation of trees and overlooked Virginia Water, a man-made body of water constructed by Thomas and Paul Sandby at the behest of the Duke. Belvedere was later renovated and inhabited by Edward VIII, Prince of Wales. Brother of the celebrated artist Paul Sandby, the architect and draughtsman Thomas Sandby was an eminent artist in his own right. Essentially self-taught, he moved to London, where he assumed the position of draughtsman and personal secretary of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, whom he attended on his military campaigns in Scotland and the Netherlands from 1743 to 1748. On these expeditions, he made many detailed sketches of the various battles, encampments, and scenery he observed. Upon being chosen ranger of Windsor Park in 1746, Cumberland appointed Sandby deputy ranger, a position he would hold for the duration of his life. During his tenure as deputy ranger, Sandby inhabited the lower lodge and was responsible for overseeing modifications made to the park's land and any renovations to its buildings including Cumberland Lodge. He illustrated the many projects he undertook, and several of his drawings and designs were engraved and published as folios. In addition to his duties at Windsor, Sandby designed a number of houses in the adjacent neighborhood and was appointed architect and master-carpenter of his majesty's works in 1777 and 1780 respectively. Like his brother, he was an original member of the Royal Academy, where he regularly taught and lectured on architecture. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography. Hand-coloured engraving, printed on wove paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and a few small losses and skillfully repaired tears along the edge of the top margin. A few small surface abrasions along the exterior of the platemark. Trimmed virtually to the platemark on the right side.

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        Die Elementarlehren der Mechanischen Wissenschaften, oder die leichtern Sätze der Gleichgewichts- und Bewegungslehre fester, tropfbarer und elastisch flüssiger Körper, zum Behufe der Vorlesungen an der polytechnischen Schule zu Freiburg im Breisgau und andern ähnlichen Lehranstalten. Mit 13 Kupfertafeln (recte: 13 ausfaltbaren lithographischen Tafeln aus der Steindruckerei von E. Kaufmann in Lahr). Karlsruhe, G. Braun (Druck: Heidelberg, Engelmann), 1821. 8vo. (19,6 x 12,1 cm). XLIV S., 2 Bl. (Zusätze und Verbesserungen), 432 S. Halblederband d. Zt. mit 2 farbigen Rückenschildern.

      . . Einzige Ausgabe. - Wucherer (1780-1843), seinerzeit Professor für Physik u. Technologie in Freiburg, behandelt Statik, Hydrostatik, Aerostatik, Mechanik, Hydraulik u. Pneumatik. Er wurde vor allem dadurch bekannt, dass er sich 1817/1818 erfolgreich für den Fortbestand der Freiburger Universität eingesetzt hat. 1818 gründete er in Freiburg auf eigene Verantwortung das erste "Polytechnische Institut" Badens. Nach seinem Wechsel an das Karlsruher Gymnasium wurde er 1824 mit der Planung für ein dortiges Polytechnisches Institut beauftragt, dessen Gründungsrektor er 1825 wurde und aus dem die heutige TU hervorgegangen ist (vgl. Weech II, S. 522 u. M. Cantor in der ADB XXXXIV, S. 261ff.). - Der Band enthält 13 lithographische Tafeln aus der Anstalt von Ernst Kaufmann (1780-1844) in Lahr, der 1816 als ein Schüler von Senefelder eine der ersten badischen Steindruckereien eröffnete. - Titel mit altem Stempel (ligiert: J. St.). Engelmann S. 445. - Vgl. Ernst Kaufmann. 150 Jahre Druckerei und Verlag (1966) S. 1ff. - Nicht bei Winkler: Frühzeit der dt. Lithographie. - Gelenke angeplatzt, Ecken bestoßen. 1 Rückenschild mit kleiner Fehlstelle. Leicht gebräunt.

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        Les moyens de détruire la mendicité, en rendant les mendiants utiles à l'état sans les rendre malheureux, tirés des mémoires qui ont concouru pour le prix accordé en l'année 1777, par l'Académie des Sciences, Arts et Belles Lettres de Châlons-sur-Marne.

      - Chalons sur Marne, Seneuze, Paindavoine et se vend à Paris, Delalain l'ainé, 1780. In-8, demi-veau de l'époque, dos lisse orné d'un décor de palettes, large résille et fers spéciaux dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux (qqs pet. accrocs aux coif. et mors), viii, 512, (4) p. Seconde édition revue, corrigée et augmentée par rapport à la première publiée l'année précédente. Au lendemain d'un concours de l’Académie de Châlons-sur-Marne sur "les moyens de détruire la mendicité en France" (1777), l’abbé Malvaux, membre du jury et rapporteur, livre une synthèse ordonnée et méthodique des 118 mémoires reçus. Largement novateur et représentatif d'une nouvelle attitude vis-à-vis de la pauvreté et de l'assistance à y apporter, l’essai introduit des concepts nouveaux, comme celui de "mendicité légitime" (celle des pauvres ayant vainement recherchés du travail). Il est cité comme l'un des textes précurseurs du glissement dans la représentation du pauvre cédant la place à celle du prolétaire et d'une évolution dans la conception de la charité (cf. R. Chartier, Robert, 'La pauvreté à l’âge moderne.', p. 41 sq.). L’ouvrage reçut un accueil enthousiaste et devait influencer les Comités d'assistance des Assemblées révolutionnaires et leur législation. (Garnier, n°1337. Goldsmiths, n°12061. INED, n°3039). Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Compendio storico della provincia di Lunigiana.

      per li fratelli Borsi,, Parma, 1780 - In-8° (cm. 19,5), legatura coeva in cartonato d'attesa con titolo ms. al dorso; pp. 223, [1 b.] in ottimo stato e in barbe, con una graziosa testatina e capilettera, vignetta al frontespizio, e una illustrazione n.t. Prima edizione molto rara. E' una storia di libertà, per altro ben fatta, che va dagli Apuani Liguri dell'antichità ai Pontremolesi del nuovo Piano per la Comunità del 1777. Cfr. Lozzi 2427; Moreni II, 140; per il nome dell'autore Melzi I, 233. Ottimo e fresco esemplare.

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        Lettres Édifiantes Et Curieuses, Écrites Des Missions Étrangères. Nouvelle Édition.

      Paris: J.G.Merigot le jeune, 1780-83. - 26 Volumes. 12mo. complete with half-titles. 26 folding engraved maps & plans & 23 engraved plates (11 folding). 4 folding tables. woodcut ornaments. contemporary tree calf, gilt backs (minor worming to a few leaves in Vol. XVIII, marginal repairs to first 4 leaves in Vol. XIX, Vol. IV rebacked with spine mounted, few spinal extremities chipped; otherwise a very good set). Second Edition. The first edition of the relations, collected by Fathers Le Gobien, Du Halde and Patouillet, was published at Paris in thirty-four parts, from 1702 to 1776. The present edition, enlarged and corrected by l'Abbé de Querbeuf, is preferred to the original, as it is arranged systematically according to geographic region: Volumes I to V relate to the Levant, VI to IX to North and South America, X to XV to India, XVI to XXIV to China, and XXV to XXVI to India and China. The American volumes include a letter from Father Marest, describing D'Iberville's expedition to Hudson's Bay, 1694-95, where he captured Fort York, the famous Picolo letter, which contains the first descriptive account of California and which is accompanied by the third French printing of the extremely important Kino map, which effectively dispelled the long-held notion that California was an island, &c. (see JCB). Bell J72. Cordier 930. Howes L-299 (calling for 56 maps & plates). JCB II 2654. Sabin 40698. Wagner, Cartography of the Northwest Coast, 483. cfLande 472. cfTPL 258. cfWagner, Spanish Southwest 74a. cfWheat 89. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage en Arabie & en d'autres Pays circonvoisins. Tome premier (-second). Traduit de l'Allemand.

      Amsterdam & Utrecht, S. J. Baalde & Barthelemy Wild, 1775-1780. - 4to. 2 vols. VIII, (6), 409, (1) pp. VI, (10), 389, (1) pp. With 2 engraved titles (in counted prelims.), 124 engraved plates (many folding), and folding map of Yemen (in partial colour). Contemp. full calf with gilt cover borders and giltstamped labels in red and green to fully gilt spine. Marbled endpapers. All edges red. First French edition, translated from the German ("Reisebeschreibung nach Arabien und anderen umliegenden Ländern", 1774) by F. L. Mourier. Title pages are dated 1776-80; colophones dated 1775-79. The famous account of the Royal Danish Expedition (1761-67) to the Middle East, Egypt, Persia and India, the first scientific expedition to this area. Niebuhr's "work on Arabia was the first European attempt at a complete account of Arabia, its people and their way of life. He amassed a vast quantity of factual information which he relates in a simple unrhetorical fashion, distinguishing clearly between things observed personally and things learned from others. The expedition, which lasted six years, was sponsored by the Danish king, and included the brilliant Swedish scientist, Peter Forsskal, who died while in Yemen" (Cat. Sotheby‘s, 13 Oct 98, lot 1010). Of the five scientists, Carsten Niebuhr (1733-1815) was the sole survivor, and his work represents an important contribution to the study of the Middle East. His map of the Yemen, the first exact map of the area ever, remained the standard for the next 200 years. - Old stamps erased from title pages (leaving insignificant waterstain), otherwise a perfect set in immaculate original French bindings. Howgego I, N24 (p. 752). Weber II, 549. Ibrahim-Hilmy II, 66. Gay 3589. Van Hulthem 15024. Nyon 21018. Cf. Macro, Bibliography of the Arabian Peninsula, 1700. Carter, Robert A. Sea of Pearls, p. 116. Not in Atabey or Blackmer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Bible in Miniature, or a Concise History of the Old and New Testaments.

      London: Printed for E[lizabeth] Newbery, 1780. - 4.3 x 3.2 cm. 2 engraved titles & 14 engraved plates. A fine copy in original gilt-tooled red morocco, gilt back, all edges gilt, central green morocco onlay on both covers with gilt holy cypher ‘JHS’. Bondy p. 34. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Volpato, Giovanni. - Nach Raffael. - "Die Schule von Athen".

      Rom, [1780]. Kupferstich , um 1780. Von Giovanni Volpato, nach Raffael. 51,7 x 73,6 cm (Darstellung) / 56,8 x 73,9 cm (Platte) / 57,5 x 75,5 cm (Blatt). Aus: Giovanni Volpato, Le stanze nel Vaticano dipinte da Rafaello (Rom [1780]). - In der Platte rechts unter der Darstellung signiert: "Joannes Volpato sculpsit, et vendit Romae". Unterhalb mittig bezeichnet: "PIO SEXTO PONT. MAX. / BONARUM ARTIUM RESTITUTORI AC VINDICI D.D.D." - Prächtigste bekannte Wiedergabe der berühmten Wanddekoration Raffaels in der Druckgrafik. Thieme/Becker zählt Volpatos Kupferstiche zu den Stanzen Raffaels zu "seinen besten Blättern". Ausgezeichnetes Blatt! - Umlaufend schmaler Rand um die Platte. Das kräftige Büttenpapier mit geringen, kaum merklichen Lagerspuren. Insgesamt sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Giovanni Volpato (1733 Bassano - 1803 Rom). Italienischer Kupferstecher und Radierer. Zunächst zum Steinmetz ausgebildet wurde er 27-jährig Schüler der Calcographia Remondini in Bassano. Folgte Francesco Bartolozzi 1762 nach Venedig, wo er Bildnisse und Veduten nach Giovanni Battista Ricci und Giovanni Battista Piazetta stach. Ließ sich 1772 in Rom nieder, um im Auftrag von Gavin Hamilton einige Blätter für die "Schola Italica picturae" zu stechen. Stach große Platten zu Raffaels Wandbildern in den Stanzen und Loggien des Vatikan. Begründete in Rom eine Kupferstichschule, aus der als bedeutendster Stecher sein Schwiegersohn Raphael Morghen hervorging. Eröffnete 1783 in Rom eine Porzellanfabrik, für die ihm Papst Pius VI. das Privileg zur Nachbildung vatikanischer Altertümer verlieh. Signierte auch mit seinem Spitznamen "Renaud". Raffael (1483 Urbino - 1520 Rom). Italienischer Maler und Architekt der Hochrenaissance. Um 1500 ging er nach Perugia in die Lehre von Pietro Vanucci, genannt Perugino. 1504-06 war Florenz wie auch Perugia tätig. Ab 1508 unter dem kunstsinnigen Papst Julius II. in Rom tätig. Nach Bramantes Tod im Jahre 1514 übernahm Raffael die Leitung des Baues der neuen Peterskirche..

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        M. Tullii Ciceronis Opera ad optimas editiones collata. Praemittitur Vita ex Plutarchi graeco latine reddita. Studiis Societatis Bipontinae

      Zweibrücken: Biponti, ex Typographia Societatis, 1780 - 1787. Trece volúmenes en 4to.; CXXIV-371 pp. + portada, 540 pp.+ portada, 512 pp. + portada, 517 pp. + portada, 523 pp. + portada, 501 pp. + portada, X-505 pp.+ portada, 517 pp. + portada, 405 pp. + portada, 580 pp. + portada, 457 pp. + portada, 615 pp. + portada, 336 hojas sin paginar, que conforman el volúmen final, de Indices. Con doce medallones grabados en cobre, en las portadas, con retratos de personalidades romanas relacionadas con Ciceron. Encuadernación uniforme en piel marbreada, con tejuelos, de la época.

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        Reflexiones imparciales sobre la humanidad de los Españoles en las Indias, contra los pretendidos filósofos y políticos. Para ilustrar las historias de MM Raynal y Robertson

      lii+315 pages. Octavo (8" x 5 3/4") bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine. Translated with notes by Pedro Varela y Ulloa. (Palau 196692.) First Spanish edition.A text that engaged the well-studied debates about the natural history of the Americas and Spain?s colonial history. In 1780, in Venice, Juan Nuix published Riflessioni imparziali supra l'umanita degli spagnuoli nell' Indie contro i pretersi filosofi e politici. Nuix, a Catalan living in Italy since the expulsion of the Jesuits, wrote the book to defend Spanish colonialism and historiography against the attacks of Robertson and Raynal. It sailed by the censors in the Council of the Indies, and two separate translations appeared in succession, one in 1782, edited by a member of the Royal Council, Pedro Varela y Ulloa, and another in 1783, by Joseph Nuix, Juan's brother. The Spanish edition sponsored by the crown opened with an essay by Varela y Ulloa, in which he first offered a searing Critique of traditional forms of colonialism, not unlike that put forth by Raynal. After describing military campaigns in foreign lands, from Alexander the Great to Genghis Kahn, as butcheries, Varela y Ulloa went on to claim that the Spanish colonialism was unique. The crimes attributed to Spain in the Indies had been committed by private individuals, who did not represent the nation as a whole, and who had acted as they did while surrounded by hungry cannibals. Moreover, compared with the atrocities committed by other European colonial powers, the actions of the Spaniards looked like misdemeanors. Varela y Ulloa's effort to portray Spanish colonialism as unique benign captured the essence of Nuix's thesis well. Nuix's defense of the record of Spanish colonialism opened with passages that sought to bolster his credibility by stressing that he was a Catalan, and that Catalans had not really participated in the Spanish colonization of the Indies, so that he could not be accused of being partisan. He then articulated a five-pronged defense of Castilian colonial behavior in America, seeking to demonstrate the unreliability of the sources used by Robertson and Raynal, and of their interpretations. Nuix First set out to prove that charges of Spanish cruelty to Amerindians were exaggerations, originally put into circulation by writers such as Las Casas, whose reports on the destruction of the Indies were at the root of most foreign criticisms of Spain. According to Nuix, Las Casas was of Flemish origin, which explained why he had sought to undermine Spain. Las Casas also often contradicted himself, Nuix argued no impartial jury could trust such "an inept" witness. Foreign historians who had echoed Las Casas's allegations were not credible either, not Robertson, whose moderation had prompted him to dismiss Las Casas. Robertson had selected and reinterpreted the testimony of Spanish witnesses when recounting various colonial massacres. Instead of quoting them, moreover, Robertson had manipulated the testimony of witnesses to depict the Amerindians as passive victims of Spanish cruelty. History was not a matter of interpretation, however, but of faithfully presenting the testimony of witnesses, and in that respect, Robertson lacked credibility. In order to prove that Spaniards in America had not behaved like greedy barbarians, Nuix argued that the alleged depopulation caused by the Conquest was the product of factors outside human control. The infantile susceptibility of the natives to disease, for example, was why epidemics had wiped them out. The barrenness of the Americas and the idleness of the originally small number of natives had moved the conquerors to create economies based on mining and large estates. Such economies along with the foreign monopoly on colonial trade, not Spanish cruelty and greed, Nuix contended, were responsible for having slowed both markets and population growth.Condition:Provenance: Book plate of Alberto Parreño, formerly president of the Cuban Chamber of Commerce in New York, to front paste down. Spine head chipped, rubbing to edges and corners, very crisp internally else about a very good copy.

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit Widmung und U.

      Weimar, 20. VIII. 1780. - 1 S. Qu.-12mo. Ein Zitat des Dichters Giovanni Battista Guarini: "Non è sana ogni gioia, | Nè mal ciò che s'annoia: | Quello è vero gioire, | Che nasce da virtù dopo il soffrire | Guarini | Si sovvenga qualche volta d'una Sua sincera amica Corona [S]chröter". - Die Tochter eines Oboisten im Graf Brühlschen Regiment hatte Goethe in Leipzig kennengelernt und wurde auf dessen Vorschlag hin 1776 als Hofvokalistin und Kammersängerin nach Weimar verpflichtet. "Die Sängerin Corona Schröter, eine Künstlerin von großer Begabung und menschlicher Reife, trat in den Kreis um die Herzogin-Mutter Anna Amalia [.] Herder, Knebel, Corona Schröter und Wieland bildeten [.] Goethes engeren Freundeskreis" (Boerner, s. u., S. 59). Als Mittelpunkt von Goethes Liebhabertheater war Corona Schröter auch die erste Darstellerin der Iphigenie. - Mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt; am linken Rand etwas knapp beschnitten; das im Nachnamen fehlende "S" mit Bleistift eingefügt. - Lit.: Peter Boerner: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Mit Selbstzeugnissen und Bilddokumenten. 200. bis 207. Tsd. Reinbek bei Hamburg, Rowohlt, 1990 (= Rowohlts Monographien, 100). - Sehr selten.

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        Neu Yorck. Eine Stadt in Nord-America auf einer Insul Manahattan genannt an der Mündung des Hudsons Flusses welche 1615 von den Holländern zu erst zu bauen angefangen und neu Amsterdam genenet, hernach aber 1666 von den Engelländern ihnen abgenomen und neu Yorck um getauft worden [New York].

      Augsburg, Kaiserlich Franziskische Akademie, um 1780.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich (Guckkasten) von B. F. Leizelt, Bildausschnitt 25 x 40 cm, Blattgr. 35,5 x 47 cm.. Hübsche aber sicher recht fantasievolle Ansicht des Hafens von New York mit umfangreicher Personen- und Schiffsstaffage; unter Passepartout, etwas lichtrandig, oberhalb der Darstellung Leimreste, sonst von sehr guter Erhaltung

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