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        Antique Print-WORLD MAP-DOUBLE HEMISPHERE-Bonne-c. 1780

      - Antique print, titled: 'L'Ancien Monde Et Le Nouveau en Deux Hemispheres' - Double hemisphere map of the World, showing the contemporary geographical misconceptions of the late 18th Century. The Norhwest Coast of America no longer shows the Bay of the West, following Cook's explorations, but has not yet been reshaped by the explorations of Vancouver. The Norhwest and Northeast passages are still viable prospects. Nice treatment of the East and West Indies. Tasmania still attached to Australia, with only a tiny hint of Antactica conjecturally offersd (T. de Sandwich) andno sign of Cook's discovery ofHawaii. Engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Rigobert Bonne' after an anonymous artist. Rigobert Bonne, (1727 - 1795), was one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century. He succeeded Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the French Depôt de la Marine. Engraved by Gaspard Andre. Condition: Good, given age. Some small tears in the middle near middle fold neatly repaired on verso, hardly visible. Edges with a few tiny tears. Small hole bottom margin just below image. Original folds as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-B6-03 Iscra The overall size is ca. 17.6 x 10.2 inch. The image size is ca. 16 x 8.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 44.7 x 26 cm. The image size is ca. 40.6 x 21 cm.

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        Esquisse des travaux de la Loge d?Adoption, dirigée par les officiers de la Loge Saint-Louis, du régiment d?infanterie du Roi. Lors de son établissement à l?Orient de Caen. Suivi par les tableaux des ff. et des ss. de la R. L. Saint-Louis . (2 parties dans 1 volume).

      sans lieu, M. DCC. LXXX, 1780, - in-8vo, (20.l5x 71 p. (+ 1); 36 p., brochure en papier-peint bleu d?époque, qqs petits manques au dos, sinon bon état. Chaque page dans un encadrement typographique. Les tables contenant les listes des membres de ladite loge sont également richement ornés. La page de dédicace ?A la sérénissime soeur Duchesse de Bourbon, Grande-Maîtresse de l?Ordre des Franches-Maçonnes d?Adoption en France.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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      - Antique print, titled: 'Partie Occidentale du Canada' - A fine example of Rigobert Bonne and Guilleme Raynal's 1780 map of the Great Lakes and upper Mississippi Valley. A map of considerable importance, this chart was constructed during a period of aggressive exploration into this region. Explorers, seeking a 'westward passage' to the Pacific, believed an inland water route was not only reasonable, but highly likely. With no concept that the vast barrier of the Rocky Mountains stood in their way, they mapped out the likely courses for this route, as depicted on this map. They believed one could pass through the Great Lakes and, roughly following the current US-Canada border, pass upriver to Rainey Lake (L. Tecamamiouen)and then, through another River, to the Lake of the Woods (Lac des Bois), then, via another river, to (though it does not appear on this map) Lake Winnipeg. Here the water route westward ends - though at the time they didn't know it. Throughout this map, Bonne attempts to document rivers, mountains, forts, and American Indian tribes and villages with the most recent data obtainable. He identifies the lands of the Sioux, the Iroquois (Five Nations), the Algonquians, the Illinois, and many others. Chicago (Chicagou) and Detroit both appear as forts. The Great Lakes are mapped with a rough approximation of accuracy, though Lake Superior does include a number of apocryphal islands including I. Ponchartrain and I. Minong (also known as Phillipeaux). These islands first appeared Bellin's mapping of the region in 1750s and continued to appear until the 1820s. Also of note are the possible headwaters of the Mississippi, which the map describes as 'La Source en est inconnue.' Engraving / etching with hand colouring on hand laid paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Rigobert Bonne' after an anonymous artist. Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795 ) was one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century. In 1773 he succeeded Jacques Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine. Working in his official capacity Bonne compiled some of the most detailed and accurate maps of the period. Bonne's work represents an important step in the evolution of the cartographic ideology away from the decorative work of the 17th and early 18th century towards a more detail oriented and practical aesthetic. With regard to the rendering of terrain Bonne maps bear many stylistic similarities to those of his predecessor, Bellin. However, Bonne maps generally abandon such common 18th century decorative features such as hand coloring, elaborate decorative cartouches, and compass roses. While mostly focusing on coastal regions, the work of Bonne is highly regarded for its detail, historical importance, and overall aesthetic appeal. Condition: Good, given age. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-B6-13 Iscra The overall size is ca. 14.8 x 10.3 inch. The image size is ca. 12.4 x 8.2 inch. The overall size is ca. 37.7 x 26.2 cm. The image size is ca. 31.5 x 20.8 cm.

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        La Grande Danse Macabre des Hommes et des Femmes, Historiée & renouvellée de vieux Gaulois, en langage le plus poli de notre temps.

      Troyes: Jean-Antoine Garnier, [ca. 1770-1780]. 4to (220 x 169 mm). 76 pp. Roman type, double columns. 60 woodcut illustrations, including title-cut, of which 44 oblong and half-page, the others various sizes, including a few repeats; one block signed "VERNIE." Type-ornament head and tail-pieces and a border. Discreetly repaired tears to upper blank corner of fol. C1, occasional foxing as usual. Modern binding (by Lobstein) of 18th-century marbled paper over boards, red morocco longitudinal title label on backstrip with uneven, deliberately "dancing" gold-tooled letters, 3 holes in gutters from the original stab-stitching. A large copy, with deckle edges. *** A classic of the chapbook publications known as the Bibliothèque bleue, after their originally blue paper covers. This 18th-century Dance of Death is illustrated with woodcut copies of the illustrations from Guy Marchant's editions of the Danse macabre, printed between 1485 and 1492. The present undated edition, one of at least three from the Garnier press, is often misdated to 1728, based on the privilege, for this and other chapbook titles, reprinted verbatim from the edition issued in 1728 by Jean-Antoine Garnier's grandfather Pierre. Born in 1742, Jean-Antoine Garnier was active as a printer-bookseller from 1766 to 1780. Earlier Troyes editions were published by members of the Oudot family, founders of the Troyes chapbook series. Brunet (II, 495) noted that the Troyes chapbook publishers were suppliers of popular books to all the fairs in France; hence the many Troyes editions of this eternally evocative illustrated book. The Danse macabre proper ends on page 53 and is followed by several other verse texts: La Mort menace l'humain Lignage; Le Débat du corps et de l'âme, illustrated with a pair of woodcuts, printed twice; La douloureuse complainte de l'âme damnée; L'Exhortation de bien vivre et de bien mourir, with a large cut of Death carrying a coffin in a graveyard, also used on p. 2 to illustrate the "Author"; La Vie du mauvais Ante-Christ; Les quinze signes [preceding the Last Judgment]; and Le Jugement. The text of the original French Danse macabre was heavily altered during the course of the 17th century, as were, no doubt, these additional verse texts; thus the text of this edition differs greatly from that published in editions up to and including the Troyes 1641 edition of Nicolas Oudot (transcribed on Martin Hagstrøm's website). But the text is mainly a support to the woodcuts, in which Death appears as artfully posed pairs of cadavers, many with their lower torsos sliced open showing their intestines, arriving to take away those whose time has come, from every walk of life and of every age and social class. These illustrations retained their power and grim fascination throughout the centuries, and still do. Arthur Hind incorrectly claimed (Introduction to a History of Woodcut II: 647) that a number of the woodcuts of the Garnier editions were printed from the 15th-century blocks used in Marchant's editions. Those original woodcuts, attributed to Pierre le Rouge, were based on manuscripts reproducing an early 15th-century mural in the Cimitière des Innocents in Paris, painted on a wall which was destroyed in 1669. The Le Rouge blocks were handed down to his son Guillaume, and thence to Guillaume's cousin Nicolas le Rouge, who used them in his own editions in Troyes in the 1520s and 1530s. Many of these blocks survived to the mid-17th-century, when they resurfaced in the 1641 edition of Nicolas Oudot, but later editions, including this one, are illustrated with copies of the original blocks, and often copies of copies. (When a block was lost, it ceased to be copied, and that iconographic theme disappeared from subsequent editions.) Two of the cuts in this edition were indeed printed from 15th-century blocks, from Marchant's editions of the Compost et kalendrier des bergers: that of the souls of the damned in hell, on p. 26, and the portrait of the author, on p. 33, which originally represented the month of April; both have damaged or missing borders. Some of the woodcut copies are quite exact: for example, the second of the two nearly identical blocks of the African (Moor) sounding a horn, on pages 25 and 27, is a very close copy of the cut used in Nicolas Le Rouge's ca. 1510 and 1531 editions (the 1510 edition, Bechtel D-53, is reproduced in Christie's sale catalogue of the Vershbow library, part 2, 10 April 2013, lot 155, and the Arsenal copy of the 1531 edition is digitized on Gallica). There are other instances of two different blocks of the same illustration: the title cut of the four cadaver-musicians, for example, is repeated on p. 54, but what appears to be the same illustration on page 3 is from a different, and better, block. A possible explanation for these duplications lies in the acquisition, in the late 1760s, by either Jean-Antoine Garnier himself or his father Jean Garnier (sources differ) of the Oudot premises at the Rue du Temple in Troyes, purchased from Jean IV Oudot's widow (that address appears in the imprint of this edition, which was therefore published later). Along with the house Jean Garnier acquired the Oudot stock, which would have included the block used on page 3. (Martin Hagstrøm speculates that Jean-Antoine Garnier used the inferior block on the title-page out of respect for his grandfather, who had commissioned it for his 1728 edition.) Morin, Catalogue descriptif de la Bibliothèque bleue de Troyes, 434; Nisard, Histoire des livres populaires II: 284-311; Fairfax Murray French 108; cf. Minns catalogue (Illustrated catalogue of the notable collection of Miss Susan Minns of Boston, Mass. New York: American Art Association, 1922), 143 (one of three undated editions with Jean-Antoine Garnier's imprint). See also Martin Hagstrøm's website on the Dance of Death,, for information on the text and blocks of the Troyes editions.

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        Halle (Saale). - Gesamtansicht. - "Prospect der Königl. Preussischen Stadt Halle".

      - Historische Ortsansichten. Kupferstich, um 1780. 16,8 x 31,0 cm (Darstellung) / 25,9 x 40,6 cm (Blatt). Unterhalb der Darstellung mittig betitelt. Innerhalb der Ansicht mit Zahlen versehen, die in der Legende oberhalb beschriftet sind. - Detailreiche Panoramaansicht von Halle an der Saale mit der Marktkirche, Burg Giebichenstein und anderen. - Blattkanten leicht gebräunt. Im Randbereich herstellungsbedingt leicht quetschspurig. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch

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        Autograph Letter, Signed, "Peter Freneau," to John Covenhoven of Freehold, New Jersey, written during the Revolutionary War period

      Philadelphia, 1780. 2 pp. pen and ink on paper. 8vo. Old folds with several perforations, portion of last leaf missing, with no loss to text, else Vg. 2 pp. pen and ink on paper. 8vo. THE OTHER FRENEAU. A letter complaining bitterly of compensation recieved for a horse. Reading in part: "I am informed that you have recd. £50 for the Horse that I lost in Mr. Budinot's service, this sum is so far from making me any satisfaction that I am determined not to take it, the Horse cost me upwards of of £20 in Specie, I think it is just that I should have more than £50 Continentals which at the present Exchange is only 16/8 a very Small Compensation for lying out of my property upwards of two years... inform Mr. Budinot that I had rather Loose the horse than take a mere Shaddow in pay for him."Born in Monmouth County, New Jersey, in 1757 Peter Freneau set out for Charleston, South Carolina 1782, and would remain a South Carolinian until his death. Politician, printer, newspaper founder and editor, land speculator, ship owner, slave trader, and Jeffersonian champion, Freneau served as South Carolina's secretary of state from 1787 to 1795. As editor of the influential, Carolina Gazette, Freneau was the "voice of Republicanism in South Carolina" and played a key role in securing the state for Jefferson in the brutally contested presidential election of 1800. In 1806, Freneau was elected to the the state House of Representatives. He was re-elected in 1808, but resigned to accept an appointment by Jefferson as commissioner of loans for South Carolina. Plagued by finical reverses, he died in Charleston, in 1813. Overshadowed in history by his older brother, Philip, "the Poet of the American Revolution," Richard B. Davis and Milledge B. Seigler wrote in the Journal of Southern History (Vol.13, no. 3, August 1947) that "Seldom has oblivion swallowed a man of powerful intellect and political stature as completely as it has Peter Freneau…"Elias Boudinot (1740-1821) was Commissary General of Prisoners from 1777-1778, a member of the New Jersey Provincial Congress, and then a delegate to the Continental Congress. He left congress in 1795 and was appointed as Director of the US Mint by George Washington.John Covenhoven (b.1734) of Freehold, N.J., was a colonel in the milita, Vice-President of the Provincial Congress and served in the general assembly from 1781 to 1782.This letter was published in the Appendix to Mary Austin's 1901 biography of Philip Freneau, with a note that it was in the possession of W. Jay Mills, author of "Historic Houses of New Jersey."

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, with preliminary observations, and an account of some foreign prisons and hospitals.

      Warrington: William Eyres; and sold by T. Cadell... and N.Conant... London, 1780. Octavo, with ten folding engraved plates including seven highly detailed architectural plans; a superb copy in original condition, edges completely uncut, in original boards, spine lettered in ink preserved in a quarter morocco case. A very fine copy of the second and best edition of John Howard's exhaustive and highly influential examination of the prisons of Britain and Europe, considerably enlarged from the first edition of 1777 and with an additional seven engraved folding plates. Howard's criticism of British gaols was contemporary with recent discoveries in the Pacific, marking IT out as one of the fundamental works in the debate that would culminate in the establishment of the penal colony at Botany Bay.Howard's study is a landmark in the history of criminology. Like his successor Jeremy Bentham, Howard took great interest in the architecture of prisons and demonstrated that an improvement of the penal environment could promote rehabilitation. The extended series of plates prepared for this edition includes seven detailed plans of existing prisons including Newgate and the Bastille.In 1773 Howard accepted the office of high sheriff of Bedford and was appalled by the conditions in the local gaol. As a result, he began an exhaustive examination of British gaols and in 1774 gave evidence to a parliamentary committee which legislated for gaolers to be paid a fixed salary to minimise their extorting money from prisoners, while all those detained without charge were immediately released. Howard continued to agitate for better food and medical care and launched a systematic inspection of British and continental gaols.The State of Prisons is a rich source of statistical data and detailed description alike. Interestingly, this second edition expands upon the condition of the Thames hulks based on a series of visits made in 1779. Howard reports that the pursers' weights were doctored for personal gain and that new rations of cloth and bedding had been issued specifically for his visits to the Justicia and her sister hulk the Censor. He reports horrific mortality rates on the hulk Justicia: between August 1776 and March 1778 a staggering 176 of the 632 prisoners had died. The appalling conditions and vice on the hulks led to their widespread condemnation and calls for transportation as a preferable state of affairs.He draws comparisons between the elimination of scurvy at sea and maintaining the health of prisoners and refers to the scholarship of Sir John Pringle and James Lind, both eminent contemporary physicians of the scurvy problem. Tragically, Howard would die in the Crimea in 1790 from the very prison fever he sought to eradicate. Provenance: Private collection (Sydney). A little appropriate wear to binding; generally in admirable original condition.

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        Decouvertes . sur la lumiere, constatées par une suite d'experiences nouvelles, qui ont été faites un très-grand nombre de fois sous les yeux de mm. les commissaires de l'academie des sciences.Londra, chez Jombert , 1780.

      Londra, chez Jombert 1780 - Pp. 6, 141 (1). Unito a: MARAT JEAN PAUL. Decouvertes . sur le feu, l'electricité et la lumiere, constatées par una suite d'experiences nouvelles . A Paris, de l'imprimerie de Clousier, 1779. Pp. (6) 38. Due opere in un volume di cm. 19. Legatura coeva in piena pelle; dorso a 5 nervi con titoli su doppio tassello e fregi in oro agli scomparti; tagli rossi. Antico timbretto (monogramma di biblioteca privata) all'angolo basso del primo frontespizio. Sottili fenditure a due cerniere e piccola mancanza alla cuffia di piede, minime spellature. Qualche trascurabile e sporadica macchietta, lievi fioriture nella seconda opera. Esemplare nel complesso ben conservato. Jean Paul Marat (1743-1793), celebre uomo politico francese, protagonista negli eventi rivoluzionari, visse per oltre un decennio (1765-1777) in Gran Bretagna, esercitando la professione di medico e dedicandosi a questioni scentifiche attraverso un'intensa attività sperimentale. Proprio all'esperienza inglese si devono questi due saggi dedicati ad illuminazione ed elettricità che suscitarono alterni entusiasmi negli ambienti accademici tanto da indurre Marat a dedicarsi esclusivamente alla politica. Entrambe le opere in edizione originale. Cfr. Kvk. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die durch Theorie erfundene Practic, Oder Gründlich-verfasste Reguln deren man sich als einer Anleitung zu berühmter Künstlere (sic) Zeichen-Wercken bestens bedienen kan (sic). [Drei Werke in sechs Teilen auf zwei Bände verteilt !] Vier Theile inclusive dem vierten "Fortsetzungsband". Zwei Anhänge angebunden - Anhang I: L'Anatomia Deipittori del Signore Carlo Cesio, das ist: deutliche Anweisung und gründliche Vorstellung von der Anatomie der Mahler (sic), wie in den Gliedern des menschlichen Leibs die vornehmste Gebeine und Musculn, nach ihren Namen, Stellen, Anfängen und Enden, auch fordersten Verrichtungen, bey ihren unterschiedlichen Bewegungen und HAndlungen zu erkennen, anzusehen und vorzustellen seyn; anfänglich von dem Kunst=berühmte

      Nürnberg, Kunst-Mahler-Academie, 1747-1780. - Mischauflage (vierte bis siebente Auflage). 5 Teile in 2 Bänden (vollständig). Folio. Band I enthält die Teile 1-3 mit der Vorrede und dem "Nöthigen Vorbericht" aufgeteilt auf die ersten zwei Teile. Paginierung: Teil I: (2 Bll.), 19 ganzseitige Kupfertafeln / Teil II: (5 Bll.), 18 ganzseitige Kupfertafeln / Teil III: (4 Bll.), 17 ganzseitige Kupfertafeln, (3 Bll.). Eine Kupfer in einer Ecke minimal beschmutzt. Band II enthält den vierten "Fortsetzungs" - Band und im Anhang das Werk von Carlo Cesio. Paginierung: Teil IV: (4 Bll.), 18 ganzseitige Kupfertafeln / ANHANG I: L'Anatomia Deipittori / Anatomie der Mahler - Paginierung: (2 Bll.), 16 ganzseitige Kupfer (im Stile Vesalius' und Eustachius') / Anhang II: Nachzeichnen schöner Landschaften - Paginierung: (2), 16 ganzseitige Kupfertafeln // Wunderschöne Halblederbände des späten 18.Jahrhunderts oder frühen 19.Jahrhunderts. Das Halbleder auf fünf unechten Bünden mit zweifarbigen Rückenschildchen und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Exzellenter Erhaltungszustand mit nur einem der Kupferstiche mit minimaler Verschmutzung. Eine der schönsten Ausgabe einer Malerschule die wir je gesehen haben. Johann Daniel Preissler (1666, Nuremberg – 1737) was a notable member of a German artistic family, originating in Bohemia. His children included Johan Martin Preisler, Georg Martin Preisler and Johann Justin Preissler, all artists. Most notable for his portraits, nudes and history paintings, he also produced drawings and frescoes. He was also known beyond Nuremberg for his "Die durch Theorie erfundene Practic" (full title: "Die durch Theorie erfundene Practic oder Gründlich verfasste Reguln deren man sich als einer Anleitung zu berühmter Künstlere Zeichen-Wercke bestens bedienen kann"), a sequence of works on art-theory – the individual works were translated into several other languages and served as textbooks for students such as the Swiss Salomon Gessner right up until the 19th century. By the time of his death in 1737, Johann Caspar Füssli spoke of Preissler and Jan Kupecky as the two most famous Nuremberg artists of the early 18th century. He received his first artistic training in his home town under his father, the history painter and portraitist Daniel Preissler (1627–1665), continuing his education in the studio of Johann Murrer. From 1688 to 1696 he stayed in Italy, including periods in Rome and Venice. In 1705 he became the director of Nuremberg's Academy of Fine Arts, which under his leadership turned into a city institution. In 1716 he founded the Zeichenschule (drawing school), open to "poor people's children" – it proved a great success. With 71 students entering in the first year, its intake was so large that in 1721 Preissler began producing the teaching materials which later became his "Die durch Theorie erfundene Practic" – he had previously only published academic works, such as ones on anatomy. Preissler also wrote on the academically neglected topics such as ornament and flower-drawing (in 1725) and landscape drawing (1739), though throughout his writing he insisted that these were only beginners' lessons. (Wikipedia)

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        Antique Master Print-FAMILY-BIBLE-FATHER-READING-Greuze-Johann Elias Haid-c.1780

      - Original master print, titled: 'La Devotion de la Famille au Logis'. It shows a family in poor surroundings, with the father reading from the Bible to his family. Original mezzotint engraving with hand colouring on a verge type handlaid paper. Engraved by Haid after a painting by Greuze. This print was published by I. Jaques Haid, in c.1780. Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805) was a French painter, born in Tournus. He was taken under the wing of Grandon, who later took him to Lyon and Paris. From 1757 he exhibited in the Salon of the Academie. Johann Elias Haid (1739-1809) was a mezzotint engraver. Condition: Very good, given age. Margins cropped close to the platemark. Several small tears in the bottom edge (partly affecting the caption), restored with acid-free archival tape. General age-related toning and/or occasional light soiling from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 18.5 x 16.7 inch. The image size is ca. 17.5 x 15.9 inch. The overall size is ca. 47 x 42.5 cm. The image size is ca. 44.5 x 40.5 cm.

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        Voyage de M. Niebuhr en Arabie et en d?autres pays de l?Orient. Avec l?extrait de sa description de l?Arabie & des observations de Mr. Forskal. 1-2.

      - En Suisse (Berne), chez les Libraire Associés, 1780. 8vo. (4),+ 428 pp.+ 11 engr. plates, of which 3 are folding,+ 3 folding engr. maps; VIII,+ 464 pp.+ 8 engr. plates, of which 1 is folding,+ 3 folding engr. maps. Minor spotting and foxing, ink spot on p. 177 in second part. Mid 19-century blue cloth with gilt spines and blue marbled edges. Two volumes, spines slightly faded. From the library of Vibyholm, with its library stamp, and from Trolleholm, with the books plate of Carl Trolle Bonde.Atabey 874. Second French edition, the first was published in Amsterdam in 1776-80, and it is an abridged version of Niebuhrs ?Reisebeschreibung? from 1774-78. But it includes material also from Niebuhrs ?Beschreibung von Arabien? and from Peter Forskål?s ?Descriptiones animalium, ?Flora Aegyptiaca-arabica? and ?Icones Rerum naturalium?, which Niebuhr has edited and published in 1775-76. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antique Master Print-LANDSCAPE-SHEPHERD-SHEEP-BULL-Landerer-c. 1780

      - Antique print, untitled. Pastoral rocky landscape with boy shepherd with a donkey sheep and bull of cow. Etching on a verge type hand laid paper. Made by an anonymous engraver after Ferdinand Landerer. Ferdinand Landerer (1730/1746-1795) was an Austrian engraver. Condition: Good, given age. Print attached to carrier sheet. Light foxing. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 20.5 x 14.2 inch. The image size is ca. 12.4 x 9.3 inch. The overall size is ca. 52 x 36 cm. The image size is ca. 31.4 x 23.5 cm.

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        Vue de la Ville Lucerne en Suisse. (Titre ms. au verso).

      s.d., vers 1780, - 21x33 cm. Gravé au trait, à l?eau-forte et finement colorié / Umrissradierung altkoloriert und unten links im Bild vom Künstler Handsigniert ?C Wijss fecit?, alt Aufgezogen, hs. Titel auf Verso, 1 feuille / 1 Blatt Caspar Wyss war offenbar (auch) Gehilfe des Malers C. Wolff, da er damals (1776) mit diesem die obere Beatushöhle am Thunersee besuchte. (Brun SKL).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brun SKL. Bd. III, 537. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A view of a church and houses along a river (Nicolaaskerk, Koudekerk aan de Rijn), ca. 1780

      - A view of a church and houses along a river (Nicolaaskerk, Koudekerk aan de Rijn), ca. 1780Pencil, pen and brush and black ink, grey wash, on laid paper, 222 x 275 mm. Watermark: D. & C. Blauw. Annotation in pencil on verso 'Dirk Verrijk ca. 1780'. Sligthly but evenly browned, left and right edge trimmed, damage to lower corners, pin holes upper corners, a few very small stains in sky area and on lower left edge, otherwise good.

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        La pyrothecnie pratique, ou dialogues entre un amateur des feux d'artifice, pour le spectacle, et un jeune homme curieux de s'en instruire.Paris, chez Cellot and Jombert , 1780.

      Paris, chez Cellot and Jombert 1780 - Cm. 20, pp. xxxviii (2) 340. Con decine di bellissime figure disposte su 7 tavole incise finemente in rame ripiegate f.t. e poste in fine; una tavola di prospetti più; volte ripieg. f.t. Ottima legatura coeva in piena pelle con titoli su tass. e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso. Traccia d'umidità, lontana dal testo, limitata al margine esterno del volume; abilissimo intervento conservativo rivolto al rinforzo del margine stesso; qualche lieve fioritura. Esemplare nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Uno dei migliori trattati di pirotecnia del Settecento. Raro e ricercato. Cfr. Kvk; Philip, 66. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A General Dictionary Of The English Language. One Main Object Of Which, Is, To Establish A Plain And Permanent Standard Of Pronunciation. To Which Is Prefixed A Rhetorical Grammar [Two Volumes]

      J. Dodsley / C. Dilly / J/ Wilkie, London 1780 - Two Volumes, First Edition, In Original Full Tree Calf, Morocco Spine Labels And Elaborate Gilt In Other Compartments. Heraldic Bookplate Of Charles Smith Esq., Who Is One Of The Subscribers Shown In Volume I. Original Binding Has Been Re-Backed On Both Volumes [Long Ago], With Original Backstrips Laid Down, Now Quite Solid And Recently Refurbished. Contents Clean And Without Losses Or Tears, Some Even Foxing Except On Title Page Of Vol 2 And A Few Other Pages Which Show Foxing Spots. Small [Under 1" X 1/8"] Worm Hole At Very Bottom Of Introductory Pages Of Volume 1, Ending At The Beginning Of The Rhetorical Grammar[Page 3]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers . Nouvelle édition. Recueil des planches. Tome 2 (seul).

      Lausanne et Berne, Société typographique, 1780, - in-8vo, 48 p. (avec 2 titres dans encadr. gravé et section anatomie) + 40 p. (architecture) + 9 p. (chymie) + (1) + 6 p. (chirurgie) + 52 p. (tableau diviseurs des nombres jusqu?à 100000) + 40 p. (musique), au total 196 p. d'explication des planches, suivi au total de 161 planches gravées dont 36 doubles (qqs-unes repl.), partie d?une pl. arraché mais laissée entre les p. (architecture), parties de 3 autres pl. manquantes (architecture et musique), reliure en veau à nerfs, dos sobrement doré, lég. taché, accrocs aux coiffes, bas de la charnière du plat supér. fendu, coins écrasés, qq peu frotté principal. aux bords et coiffes. Très bon exemplaire. Les planches gravées: anatomie 29 dont 3 doubles (= 32), architecture 64 dont 21 doubles (= 85), chimie 24 dont 1 double (= 25), chirurgie 32 dont 5 doubles (= 27), musique 12 dont 6 doubles (= 18 planches).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        Devi with a worshipper.

      Central India (Nagpur), c: 1780. Gouache with gold, on paper, 6 3/4 x 3 1/2 ins, matted and framed. A lovely Indian miniature from the Devimahatmya (Glorification of the Goddess) hymn within the Markandeya Purana. Full description and images available on my website.

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        The Sorrows of Werter: a German story. 2 vols.

      Dublin: printed for C. Jackson. 1780 - Half titles. 2 vols in 1 in contemp. full calf, maroon morocco label; sl. marked, leading hinge sl. splitting. Contemp. signature of Wm. Cookman on first half title, and of Alice Huson on titlepage. A good sound copy of a scarce early translation. ESTC T155711. Die Leiden des jungen Werthers, 1774. First English edition, 1779. This is the first Dublin edition, published simultaneously with the second London edition. ESTC records four copies in the UK, one in the National Library of Ireland, and one in Yale. Translated from a French version (see Preface), it has been attributed to both Daniel Malthus and Richard Graves. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vida, y Martyrio del siervo de dios Pedro Borguny Mallorquin, martyrisado en Argel a los 30 Agosto 1654. Dividida en dos partes.

      En Roma, por Miquel Angel Barbiellini a la Minerva, 1780. - in-4. 1f. XVI. 143pp. Vélin de l'époque, pièce de titre. Edition Originale de la première biographie de Pedro Borguny (1628-1654), illustre figure mallorquine du 17e siècle. Originaire de Palma, ce fils de bonne famille était parti à l'aventure, dès son plus jeune âge, à bord des navires marchands qui sillonaient la Méditerranée; fait prisonnier par des pirates arabes, il fut réduit en esclavage une première fois en Alger où il passa trois années avant d'être libéré une première fois grâce aux efforts de son père. Revenu à Mallorca, il se maria mais, devenu veuf peu après et forcé de quitter son île natale en raison de son implication dans une rixe, il s'installa à Valencia comme négociant de tissus, reprenant ses voyages maritimes et caressant l'espoir de libérer ses anciens compagnons d'esclavage encore retenus prisonniers à Oran. C'est en organisant une expédition de libération qu'il fut à nouveau fait prisonnier en Alger. Après plusieurs années de captivité, menacé d'être envoyé à Constantinople et de perdre tout espoir d'être libéré, Borguny céda aux instances de ses geôliers et il se convertit à l'islam mais quelques mois plus tard, pris de remords, il renia publiquement sa conversion auprès du Dey d'Alger. Il mourut en martyr, brûlé vif, le 30 août 1654. Ses reliques, ramenées à Paris par les soins d'un religieux présent au moment du supplice, furent rapatriées à Palma de Mallorca en 1750 et la présente biographie fut rédigée d'après les documents consultés par l'auteur à Rome, où il la fit imprimer. Le feuillet de dédicace ("Dedicase este libro al muy ilustre Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad de Palma y Reyno de Mallorca") semble avoir été rajouté après l'impression et ne figure pas dans tous les exemplaires, mais il est bien présent ici. Rousseurs éparses. Bon exemplaire dans son vélin d'origine, probablement italien. Palau, 196029 (qui ne décrit pas le f. de dédicace). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Grundriß der nöthigsten pädagogischen Kenntniße für Väter, Lehrer und Hofmeister. Hrsg. von Isaak Iselin. XIV, 248 S. Schöner marmor. Lederbd d. Z. (Kanten mit 3 unauffälligen Schabspuren) mit Rückenschild und reicher Rückenvergoldung. Marmorpapiervorsätze.

      Basel, Flick, 1780. - Erste Ausgabe von Iselins letzter Veröffentlichung. „Es kann billig als das brauchbarste Handbuch für die Erziehung und den Unterricht angesehen werden, das bisher erschienen ist" (Vorwort S. V). Leonhard Gruber war Direktor der Realschulen in Wien und Mitarbeiter an Nicolais Allgemeiner Deutscher Bibliothek. Sein sehr pragmatisch gehaltener Grundriss enthält auch Kapitel über körperliche Erziehung, gelehrte Reisen und Mädchenerziehung, wobei er sowohl vor der „ersten Hausmagd" wie vor der „Närrin" warnt, „die ihren Mann mit ihrer Gelehrsamkeit beherrschen will" (S. 236). – Gelegentlich nicht störend stockfleckig, sonst schönes Exemplar der sehr seltenen Schrift. – Goed. IV 1, 478, 18 (Iselin). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Kupferstich- Karte, v. J.C. Berndt bei Anto Elsenwanger, "Saatzer Kreis und Egerische Gebiet".

      - um 1780, 39,5 x 54 Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers, Bd. 3, Seite 19. - Sehr seltene Karte. Oben rechts der Titel. Zeigt die Bezirke Saaz und Eger, aber auch das südl. Sachsen ( Plauen - Zwickau - Annaberg ).

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        Kongl. Vetenskaps Academiens nya handlingar, tom I. För år 1780. [.1781.]

      - Stockholm, Johan Georg Lange, 1780. 8:o. XVIII,+ 323,+ (7) s.+ 9 graverade planscher. Sammanbunden med: Kongl. Vetenskaps Academiens nya handlingar, tom II. För år 1781. Stockholm, Johan Georg Lange, 1781. 8:o. 334,+ (8) s.+ 8 graverade planscher. Fuktränder på s. 89-90 samt 175-76 i andra årgången. Modernt hfrbd, guldornerad rygg med upphöjda bind, marmorerade snitt (Östermalms bokbinderi). Ur de två årgångarnas innehåll kan nämnas: ?Huru godt dricka kan tilredas af tall-qvistar? av Arvid Faxe, ?Upgift til lämpeligt landtbruk, för nybyggare i Sveriges fjöll-trakter? av P. A. Gadd, ?Anmärkningar om fluss-spat?, ?Om mjölk och dess syra? samt ?Försök med mjöl-såcker syra? av Carl Wilhelm Scheele, Beskrivningar af ?Antilope sylvatica? och ?luftspringare Gazellen? (båda illustrerade) av Andreas Sparrman.

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        Gelackter Holzkasten (wohl aus Kirschholz) um 1780, darin 4 dekorativ bemalte Holzkästchen (aus Bein) eingesetzt zur Aufbewahrung von Spiel-Jetons.

      Um 1780. - Großer Kasten (14,5 x 19 x 6 cm) und 4 kleine reizend farbig bemalte Kästchen, je (6,5 x 8,5 x 2,5 cm), für die 4 Spielfarben (Kreuz, Pik, Herz, Karo). Auf den Deckeln ist jeweils eine kleine Scheibe aus Horn mit Fenster montiert, die sich drehen lässt. Innen sind insgesamt ca. 120 Jetons aus Bein, größtenteils mit aufgemalter Spielfarbe. Schönes Jetonset, die eingesetzten Kästchen mit dekorativen Gartenszenen (mit Statuen, Säulen etc.) in Rot-, Braun- und Grüntönen. Mit wattiertem Samt zum Schutz der kleinen Kästchen ausgestattet. - Der Lack des äußeren Kastens etwas beschabt und leichter angestoßen. Die Kästchen gebräunt und mit leichteren Stoßspuren. Eine Schließe am großen Kasten fehlt, sonst gut erhalten.

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        Biblia. Dat is De gantsche H. Schrifture vervattende alle de Canonyke Boekken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments. Uyt de Oorspronkkelyke Talen in onse Neder-landsche Tale getrouwelyck overgeset. Door Last Van de Hoog Moog. Heeren Staten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederl: en Volgens 't Besluyt van de Sinode Nationaal gehouden in de Jaren 1618. ende 1619. Tot Dordrecht. WAARBIJ: Het Boek der Psalmen, nevens de Gezangen bij de Hervormde Kerk van Nederland in gebruik. Door last van de Hoog Mogende Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden, Uit drie berijmingen, In den jaare 1773, gekooren, Met de noodige daar in gemaakte veranderingen.

      Amsterdam, (Wed. en Erve) Jeronimus Ratelband, en Johannes Bouwer 177X/1780 - (gegraveerde titelpagina) z.p., 75 (3) p. Origineel Leer met ribben en 2 gouden sloten, goud-bestempeld en met goud op snede, 8° (Boekblok plaatselijk gebruind, bovenkant rug aan beide kanten een klein stukje ingescheurd. Mooie uitgave van een Nederlands Kerkboek, bevat het Oude en Nieuwe Testament in de Statenvertaling met de Psalmen en Formulieren.Geïllustreerd met een gegraveerde titelpagina en 33 gravures buiten de collatie, 14 in het Oude Testament en 19 in het Nieuwe Testament. Het geheel is gebonden in een rijkelijk met goud bestempelde leren band met twee 20-karaat gouden sloten. De sloten zijn fraai bewerkt met een motief van bloemen en bladeren wat past bij de stempels die op de platten en rug van de band zijn gebruikt.)

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        Allgemeines oeconomisch-practisches Hand- und Lehrbuch fur den Haus- und Landwirth: in welchem theils von den Jahren, Jahreszeiten, Planeten.

      Christoph Kiegelischen, Nurnberg 1780 - [vi], 260 pages of text. Original quarter leather binding is quite worn and soiled, but remains intact. Quarto (9.25 inches/235mm). Illustrated with a frontis depicting the four seasons and at least twelve large in-text plates representing each month of the year. Title page is creased, with loss to the lower corner. Text is moderately foxed, with several small tears. Previous owner's bookplate (Bilharz) on front paste-down endpaper. Size: Quarto (4to) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle Carte de lEtat de Milan avec une partie du Monferrat, du Piemont et de Suisse

      Venezia 1780 - Carta geografica della parte settentrionale della penisola con , inserita nel cartiglio in alto a destra, carta del territorio di Mantova. Tratta dal Atlas Universelle edito dal Remondini a Venezia. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 640 475mm

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        Kirchengeschichte von Westphalen und angränzenden Oertern, zweyter Theil. + Tagebuch von Gebhard Truchses, Kölnischem Erzbischofe oder Der Kirchengeschichte DritterTeil.

      Münster, Aschendorf , 1780 - Bd. 2: 432 S., 48 S. Register, Holzeinband mit Papier überzogen leicht beschädigt, Bibliotheksexemplar; Bd. 3: 495 S., 37 S. Register, Holzeinband mit Papier überzogen leicht beschädigt, Bibliotheksexemplar, Besitzvermerk, Bindung leicht gelockert. Inhalt: 6. Buch (von den Zeiten Lotharii Saxonis, und der nachfolgenden Kaiser bis an das große Lateranensische Concilium, welches im Jahre 1215 gehalten ward); 7. Buch (Von der Zeit des großen Lateranensischen Conciliums bis an das Jahr 1314, worinn etliche Kuhrfürsten Ludovicum Herzogen in Bayern, andere hingegen Fridericum Herzogen aus Oesterreich zum Römischen Könige erwählet haben); 8. Buch (Von der zwiespaltigen Wahl Ludovici des Pfalzgrafen bey Rhein, Herzogs in Bayern, und Friderici Herzogs aus Oesterreich, nämlich vom Jahre 1314 an bis an die des abtrinnigen Augustiner-Mönchs Martin Luthers in Religions-Sachen angefangene Neuerung und Aufrichtung einer neuen Kirche, folglich bis an das Jahr 1517); 9. Buch: Von des Augustinermönchs Martin Lusters in Religionssachen eingeführter Neuerung bis an die Zeit des Entsetzung des Erzbischofes zu Köln Gebhard Truches, und der darauf erfolgten Neuerung und Landverderblichen Beschwerung; Kleinsorgen aus Bielefeld (1530-1591) war kurfürstlich kölnischer gelehrter Rat für das Herzogtum Westfalen und Historiker; Gebhard Truchsess von Waldburg-Trauchburg (1547-1601) war von 1577-1588 in Köln. Sprache: deu Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Curso Teorico-Practico de Operaciones de Cirugia, En que se contienen los mas celebres descubrimientos modernos.

      Don Miguel Escribano, Madrid 1780 - 8vo (15x21 cm), 2 vols. in one, prob.orig. full brown leather, spine with 4 raised bands and 5 compartments (4 dec in gold), intact red marocco spine label with mostly still bright gold title, all edges red, scattered superficial rubbing to bds and 1 tiny rub to spine, bumping to spine ends with sl. loss back bottom edge of spine, scattered rubs to edges and corners with bottom corners softened and showing some cardboard at edges, overall clean and hinges tight; marbled eps, ink inscription in a lovely hand on 2nd ffep dated 1791, light water marks to first 17 pages and the margins of a few later pages, none affecting legibility of text, very rare marginal finger smudge, primarily to pg.292, else internally clean and unmarked; illus. with 3 fold out engravings, all intact and mostly quite clean; pp.(2),half-title,278[part 1],279-556[part 2]; no dj as issued. Probable 2nd edition of this surgical work in the original Spanish. The fold-out engravings are of surgical instruments. Sturdy and surprisingly attractive despite the imperfections noted. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vue Perspective du Jardin de la maison de plaisance de M. de la Comtesse de Bestoucheff, Gouvernante du Palais de Sa Majesté Russian. Cette maison aussi superbe, qu'agréable, est située sur la riviere de la petitte(!) Newa, prés St. Petersbourg

      Paris, Chereau, ca. 1780 - 45,5 : 31 cm- contemporary coloured cooper engraving Beautiful, contemporary coloured 'Guckkastenblatt' (peep-show leaf), showing the wonderful gardens and palaces from bird view. In the background the small river Newa with some ships and some towers of St. Petersbourg.

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        Voyage de M. Niebuhr en Arabie Et en d'Autres Pays de l'Orient

      Chez Les Libraires Associés, 1780. Francese 0 Opera in due tomi, tomo I più rovinato su dorso e coperta, ambedue i volumi si presentano con coperta muta e dorso a caratteri e motivi floreali dorati, usura del dorso, ricco frontespizio con notizie bibliografiche e tipografiche, marca tipografica stilizzata ad impreziosire l'edizione, taglio di color rosso, pagine imbrunite, edizione arricchita da numerose illustrazioni a piena pagina e da 6 carte geografiche in velina USATO

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        A Complete Body of Heraldry: Containing an Historical Enquiry Into the Origins of Armories and the Rise and Progress of Heraldry, Considered As a Science ... the Proper Methods of Blazoning and Marshalling Armorial Bearings ... the Arms, Quarterings...... . ....crests, Supporters, and Mottos of all Sovereign Princes and States, As Also the Achievements of the Peers ... of England, Scotland, and Ireland ... an Historical Catalogue of all the Different Orders of Knighthood ... [Complete in Two Volumes]

      London : Printed For The Author By T. Spilsbury, Snowhill, 1780. First Edition. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with contrasting dark and red morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments attractively tooled in gilt. An exceptional set- scans on request. ; 0 pages; Description: 2 vol. ; 50 cm. Subjects: Heraldry, Nobility & Genealogy --Great Britain --Early works to 1800. The Coats of Arms and Portraits are all present and in fine condition. Notes: Vol. 1 was partly written by Sir Joseph Ayloffe. Cf. Moule's Bibliotheca heraldica Magna Britannia, and Lowndes' The bibliographer's manual of English literature.

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        Herrn Perret`s Abhandlung vom Stahl, dessen Beschaffenheit, Verarbeitung und Gebrauch. Eine gekrönte Preisschrift.

      Dresden, Waltherische Hofbuchhandlung 1780; EA; ca 18x11 cm; 164 Seiten mit 1 gefalteten Kupfertafel; neuerer Kartoneinband im Stil d. Zt. (Stempel auf Vorsatzblatt und zwei Stempel auf Titelblatt; sonst gutes, sauberes Exemplar)Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Enveloppe rédigée de la main du Marquis de Sade

      - Paris s.d. (circa 1780), 11,5x9cm, une enveloppe. - Tre buste scritte nella mano del Marchese de Sade. - La prima, in parte conservati in quanto utilizzata la schiena come un progetto di calcolo sono destinatari della signorina de Rousset, una delle sue amanti. cera resti di tenuta e timbro. - Il secondo è una busta al presidente di Montreuil, sua matrigna. cera rosso posteriore sigillando i lati della busta. - L'ultimo è stato per Madame de Sade. cera rosso posteriore sigillando i lati della busta. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Enveloppe rédigée de la main de Sade adressée à Mademoiselle de Rousset, premier plat et rabat conservés et réutilisés postérieurement au verso comme brouillon de calcul. "Pour ajouter à son euphorie, [Sade] a trouvé à son arrivée à la Coste une femme délicieuse, Marie-Dorothée de Rousset, qui lui sert de gouvernante. [...] elle aurait autrefois partagé les jeux du jeune Donatien, à Saumane, bien qu'elle fût de quatre ans sa cadette. [...] C'est Mme de Sade qui a eu l'idée de l'installer au château, afin d'y tenir le rang de maîtresse de maison. Marie-Dorothée séduit le marquis dès la première rencontre. Non point tant par les traits de son visage, plus ingrats que ceux de Mme de Sade, que par son esprit. [...] On les voit souvent ensemble, conversant sur un banc de pierre. Leurs entretiens font penser à de savantes passes d'armes entre gens également adroits des jeux de l'amour et du langage. Aux avances du libertin, Mlle de Rousset oppose en souriant les charmes de l'amitié. Loin de s'emporter, comme il le ferait devant une vertu revêche, le marquis se laisse entraîner dans la sinueuse dialectique de cette femme de coeur et de tête. Point insensible elle-même à la séduction de son partenaire, elle sait néanmoins la détourner au profit d'un sentiment plus profond et plus léger, qui ressemble à de l'amour, sans en avoir la gravité, et qui surtout fait taire les pulsions du corps pour se livrer librement aux plaisirs du discours." (Lever, Sade, p.322). c'est auprès d'elle qu'il passera ses derniers jours de liberté avant son arrestation à La Coste et son incarcération au château de Vincennes Le 7 septembre 1778. Mademoiselle de Rousset, que le Marquis se plaisait à surnommer Milli Rousset, tenta d'intercéder en la faveur de son ami auprès de sa belle-mère la Présidente de Montreuil, ainsi que des ministres. Dans ses lettres à cette proche amie, le Marquis s'affuble d'ailleurs à cette époque du sobriquet de "Monsieur le 6", le numéro de sa cellule au donjon de Vincennes. Elle décèdera le 25 janvier 1784, laissant derrière elle son "poulido caro" et l'importante correspondance qu'ils échangèrent. Restes de cachet de cire et tampon postal. Calculs au dos probablement de la main de Sade datés de 1791. Provenance : archives de la famille. voir PAGE 348 lever

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

      Printed for E. Newbery, London 1780 - 4.5 cm x 3 cm [ii]-250 pages 2 engraved title-pages and 14 engraved plates.Contents clean and tight no inscriptions. bound in the original full tan calf 4 gilt rules to spine, gilt tooling to board edges. Binding clean and tight with no splits or stainning.Title in first state with miniature spelled "minuiture page numbers in brackets. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Asie divise en ses principaux Etats.

      Remondini, 1780. Incisione in rame, colorata a mano, 482x660. Edizione veneziana della carta di Janvier, tratta da "Atlas Universel" stampato a Venezia fra il 1776 ed il 1784. Esemplare molto bello.

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        Lettre autographe à sa femme. Souffrance et philosophie : « si l'on pouvait lire au fond de mon c

      - s.n., s.l. 17 août 1780, 10x16cm, 2 pages sur un feuillet. - Unsigned scritto a mano lettera autografa, scritta in una multa scritta su due pagine indirizzata alla signora Sade e datato "Giovedi 17". Due tracce minime di pieghe. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] « Qu'on punisse tant qu'on voudra, mais qu'on ne me tue pas : je ne l'ai pas mérité [...] Ah ! si l'on pouvait lire au fond de mon c

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        Métrologie, ou traité des mesures, poids et monnoies des anciens peuples & des modernes.

      La Veuve Desaint 1780 - First edition. Quarto, 10-3/8 x 8-3/8 in. (26.3 x 21.2 cm) overall, the pages 10-1/8 x 7-5/8 in. (25.7 x 19.5 cm). Contemporary brown cat’s-paw calf, spine in six gilt-paneled compartments with raised bands, green morocco gilt-lettered title-piece lettered second compartment, the others gilt-tooled with flower and scrolling motifs, covers bordered with triple gilt rules, cover edges gilt-ruled, dentelles with gilt roll with vases, leaves and shells, marbled endpapers in red, yellow, blue and green curl pattern, all edges cut and marbled in red and blue stone pattern, red silk marker ribbon. Printed on fine laid paper watermarked D&FH, with woodcut title device, wood-engraved headpieces and tailpieces, text tables and printed scientific notation and specimen fonts throughout. Collates [2 ll.], 1 l. (half-title), 1 l. (title with woodcut device, Biblical quotations verso), pp. [v]-vi (Paucton’s dedication to L’Abbé Garnier), vii-[xvi] (plan and table), [1]-955, [956] (errata), 6 pp. (judgment in action between Paucton and La Dame Veuve Desaint), [2 ll.]. Bottom of covers and lower corners abraded and worn through, other edges lightly worn, joints with some cracking and wear but strong, covers with minor scratching and scuffing; overall very good, the binding well preserved, the text block square, strong and well printed on crisp and bright paper almost entirely unblemished. Goldsmiths’-Kress Library of Economic Literature no. 11963; John Ramsay McCulloch, The Literature of Political Economy: A Classified Catalogue, London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1845, p. 137. As McCulloch appreciates, “At the æra of its publication this very learned work was universally admitted to be the most complete and important that had appeared on the subjects of which it treats; and though materially affected by the changes which have taken place in the interval, especially the introduction of the metrical system into France, it continues to be held in high estimation. Exclusive of the subjects which properly belong to a treatise on Metrology, it embraces a great variety of curious and profound discussions upon collateral topics, which, though they have added considerably to its bulk, have greatly increased its interest and value.” A sample of citations to Paucton’s Métrologie across the years demonstrates the merit of this observation, whether the application is direct or collateral. Example: John Quincy Adams’s Diary (1874 ed.), entries for March 19 and 25, 1812: “Paucton and the Métrologie primitive still engross all my leisure. I have been for years uncertain of the exact comparison between the length of the French and English foot; which is yet essential to ascertain that of all the new French weights, measures, and coins. [.] He is much addicted to digression, and sometimes turns to subjects the connection of which with that of his work is not easily traced. He has, for instance, a chapter to prove that the American continent was known to the ancients. What concern has this with weights and measures? I have not yet found sufficient proof of what he affirms as his fundamental position, that the geometric foot of the ancients was the standard of all their weights, measures, and coins, and that it was originally one four-hundred-thousandth part of a degree of the meridian.” Cf. John Taylor, Battle of the Standards, 1864: “Paucton states, that this prototype or natural standard was the measure of the earth, and that the pyramids were built to record the dimensions of the earth, and also to furnish an imperishable standard of linear measure. His conclusions were based upon the measurements of the pyramids and Nilometer, by John Greaves, Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford, who left London in 1637, taking with him a 10-foot rule ‘accurately divided into 10,000 parts, besides some other instruments for the fuller discovery of the truth.’” [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        \"Des Leopards Qui Disputent leur Proie À Des Lions.\" Zwei Leoparden machen zwei Löwen die Beute streitig.

       Aquatintaradierung von J.T. Prestel nach C. Ruthards, um 1780, 52 x 67 cm. Andresen, Handb. Bd. II, Prestel 19; Nagler, Prestel: Er beherrschte \"Aetzen\", \"Röthelmanier\" und \"Tuschmanier\" (=Aquatinta), \"und aus allen diesen Kunstweisen bildete er sich zuletzt eine eigene, ... aber so eigentümlich, daß man füglich von einer eigenen Prestellschen Manier sagen konnte\"; Thieme-Becker, Bd. XXIX, S. 239, Ruthard: \"Seine meist heftig bewegten ... Tierkompositionen sind vorzüglich beobachtet u. außerordentlich korrekt gezeichnet; Nagler, Ruthard: \"Prestel stach das Bild der Leoparden ... ehedem in der Brabeckschen Sammlung\". Diese ist im Unterrand angegeben. - Alt bis zur Einfassungslinie beschnitten, auf Bütten mit Randlinien aufgezogen, dort ein paar Altersspuren und hinterlegte Läsuren. Der Titel ausgeschnitten und unten aufgeklebt. - Prachtvolles Kapitalblatt! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Künstlergraphik, Ärzte, England, Renaissance

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        Theatrum Historicum ad annum Christi quadringentesimo in quo tu Imperii Romani tu occidentalis/ .pars orientalis

      Artist: Dezauche/de l Isle JA / G; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1780 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Printed on 2 sheets joined together, Folds perfectly restored; - size (in cm): 38 x 117,5; - description: Map shows the world in two Hemispheres and the total Roman Empire; -vita of the artist: J. A. Dezauche was the successor to Guillaume De L'Isle and Philipe Buache. Guillaume De L isle (1626- 1757) Paris, was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa. De L isle was admitted into the French Académie Royale des Sciences, an institution financed by the French state. After that date, he signed his maps with the title of ?Géographe de l?Académie? Five years later, he moved to the Quai de l?Horloge in Paris, a true publishing hub where his business prospered. De L isle?s ascension through the ranks culminated in 1718 when he received the title of Premier Géographe du Roi. His new office consisted in teaching geography to the Dauphin, King Louis XIV?s son, a task for which he received a salary. De L sle?s reputation as a man of science probably helped .This supports the claim of the historian Mary Sponberg Pedley, who says ?once authority was established, a geographer?s name might retain enough value to support two or three generations of mapmakers? In De L isle?s case, it could be said that his accomplishments surpassed his father?s. Up to that point, he had drawn maps not only of European countries, such as Italy, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, and regions such as the Duchy of Burgundy, but he had also contributed to the empire?s claims to recently explored continents of Africa and the Americas.Like many cartographers of these days, De L isle did not travel with the explorers and elaborated the maps mostly in his office. The quality of his maps depended on a solid network that would provide him first-hand information. Given the family?s reputation and his own, De L isle had access to fairly recent accounts of travellers who were coming back from the New World, which gave him an advantage over his competitors. Being a member of the Académie, he was also aware of recent discoveries, especially in astronomy and measurement. When he could not confirm the accuracy of his source, he would indicate it clearly on his maps. For instance, his Carte de la Louisiane shows a river that the baron of Lahontan claimed he discovered, but no one else could validate it, so Delisle warned the viewer that its actual existence was in doubt. De L isle 's search for exactitude and intellectual honesty entangled him in a legal dispute in 1700 with Jean-Baptiste Nolin, a fellow cartographer. Noticing Nolin had used details that were considered original from his Map of the World, De L isle dragged Nolin in court to prove his plagiarism. In the end, Delisle managed to convince the jury of scientists that Nolin only knew the old methods of cartography and therefore that he had stolen the information from his manuscript. Nolin's maps were confiscated and he was forced to pay the court costs.The scientificity of the work produced by the De L isle family contrasted with the workshop of Sanson. While Sanson knowingly published outdated facts and mistakes, De L isle strived to present up-to-date knowledge. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Voyage en Arabie et en d'autres Pays de l'orient

      les libraires associés 1780 - 2 vol. in-8 (193 x 120 mm) de 2, 428 pp., 11 planches et 6 cartes gravées sur cuivre hors texte pour le premier volume ; VIII, 464 pp., 8 planches et 3 cartes gravés sur cuivre hors texte pour le deuxième volume (doubles déjà présent au premier volume) ; basane tacheté, double filet doré en encadrement des plats, dos lisse orné, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Atabey, 872 (vente publique) ; voir Koç 144. Seconde édition en français, traduite de l'allemand. Cette édition abrégée contient des extraits des observations sur l'histoire naturelle de Forskal ainsi que des extraits de la Beschreibung von Arabien publiée auparavant en 1772. Niebuhr fut le seul survivant de l'expédition dirigée par le danois F.C. von Haven en Egypte et en Arabie à partir de 1761. Contrairement à ses compagnons, il se plia en effet au mode de vie et au régime alimentaire oriental, ce qui lui valut non seulement son salut, mais aussi lui permit d'approcher et de comprendre la mentalité arabe. Ses observations sont d'une grande finesse et les découvertes géographiques qu'il fit ont fixé définitivement la cartographie de plusieurs régions du Moyen-Orient. Bel exemplaire agréablement relié, provenant de la bibliothèque Mutonnat (ex-libris). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vue de la ville de Macao

      Artist: Anonymus ; issued in: ; date: ca 1780 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 24 x 48; - description: Total view of Macao

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        Naufrage et aventures de M. Pierre Viaud; natif de Rochefort, capitaine de navire.Bordeaux, the Labottiere brothers; Paris, Lejay, 1780. With: (2) [POIVRE, Pierre]. Voyage d'un philosophe, ou observations sur les moers & les arts des peuples de l'Afrique, de l'Asie et de l'Amerique.Yverdon, 1768. 2 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary gold-tooled tree calf, richly gold-tooled spine; very subtly rebacked, preserving original backstrip.

      Ad 1: Huntress 80C; Polak 9438; Sabin 99412; ad 2: Cordier, Bibliotheca Indosinica, col. 2495; Kress B.222; Sabin 63716. Ad 1: 1780 edition of the adventures of the French sailor and merchant Pierre Viaud (1725), who sailed along the Gulf Coast of Florida and shipwrecked on a reef near Dog Island. As full of drama as an Indiana Jones adventure, Viaud's story became a bestseller in Europe and is still important for its early description of Florida. Ad 2: First edition of the voyage of the French horticulturist Pierre Poivre (1719-1786) to Cape of Good Hope, Madagascar, Siam, Cambodia, China, etc. Poivre travelled as missionary to China and southeast Asia, and later held some positions on Mauritius, where he created a botanical garden.With two bookplates on paste-down ("A. Jouffray" and "Colonel Ph. Milon"), a manuscript inscription on half-title of ad 1, and another on the title-page of ad 2. Overall in very good condition.

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        Voyage de M. Niebuhr en Arabie Et en d'Autres Pays de l'Orient

      Chez Les Libraires Associés, SVIZZERA 1780 - Francese Opera in due tomi, tomo I più rovinato su dorso e coperta, ambedue i volumi si presentano con coperta muta e dorso a caratteri e motivi floreali dorati, usura del dorso, ricco frontespizio con notizie bibliografiche e tipografiche, marca tipografica stilizzata ad impreziosire l'edizione, taglio di color rosso, pagine imbrunite, edizione arricchita da numerose illustrazioni a piena pagina e da 6 carte geografiche in velina

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        Veduta della piazza dove si fa il Mercato del Lino in Brescia (ripetuto in francese).

      Bassano del Grappa 1780 - Incisione in rame, mm 300x425. Le vedute remondiniane rappresentano a pieno merito la stampa popolare italiana: semplici nel tratto, quasi sempre colorate con poche tinte in maniera rapida e decisa, affascinano per la loro immediatezza e sono state oggetto di numerose mostre, raccolte e studi negli ultimi anni. Le incisioni preparate per essere inserite nel Mondo Nuovo, dove i popolani potevano vederle, illuminate dalla luce di candele messe dietro alle tavole e conoscere cosÏ le citt? del mondo. Buon esemplare con discreti margini, un restauro fra i due titoli in basso, molto ben eseguito, parzialmente anche nell'incisione; un angolino bianco integrato ed uno strappetto marginale restaurato, ma buon esemplare. vedutistica.

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        XC - CXVII, Pergolesi Iunet. Scult. and Publishd according to act of Parliament the ist of August 31st 1780

      Artist: Anonymus ; issued in: Rome; date: 1780 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: gouache; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 45 x 25; description: Original hand gouache colored sculpture view after Volpator an Italian engraver. In 1760 he entered the famous copperplate printworks of Giambattista Remondini in Bassano and, under the guidance of Antonio Baratti, learnt the art of engraving and etching. During this early period he engraved, signing himself Jean Renard, four Rustic Capricci after Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, the Four Parts of the World after Jacopo Amigoni, the Four Ages of Man after Andrea Zucchi and the portrait of Giambattista Morgagni. On the invitation of Francesco Bartolozzi, who had noted his talent during a visit to Bassano, he moved to Venice in 1762 and was thus able to refine his technique while maintaining his connection with the Remondini concern as a technical consultant and commercial adviser.

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