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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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        Eloisa en Dishabillé, being a New Version of That Lady's Celebrated Epistle to Abelard, Done into Familiar English Metre, by a Lounger

      London: R. Faulder, 1780. First edition. [iii]-ix, [i], [9]-26 pp., lacking half-title. 4to. Modern quarter blue morocco and marbled boards. Text toned, small dampstain to lower margin throughout. Manuscript attributions in two hands on title-page to John Matthews and Richard Ponson, with long note on verso of title by one J. Ewen ascribing the poem to Porson and John Tweddell on the authority of Richard Heber. First edition. [iii]-ix, [i], [9]-26 pp., lacking half-title. 4to. Eloisa to Abelard Parody. Scarce parody of Pope's Eloisa to Abelard by the hack poet and physician John Matthews (1755-1826). "John "Matthews was a man of versatile disposition and generous tastes, which frequently left him at a financial loss. His works were published anonymously. The best-known of them is Eloisa en dishabille: being a new version of that lady's celebrated epistle to Abelard, done into familiar English metre by a lounger (1780), which is a parody of Pope's 'Eloisa to Abelard'. It was reprinted in 1801, and again in 1822, when the bookseller put on the title-page that it was 'ascribed to [Richard] Porson'. Matthews wrote other verse, some of it described as 'contemptible' by contemporaries, and much of it badly received" (ODNB). ESTC T93896(5 copies). Provenance: J. Ewen (manuscript note on verso of title ascribing the poem to Porson and John Tweddell on the authority of Richard Heber)

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        Dictionnaire raisonné universel d'histoire naturelle, contenant l'histoire des animaux, des végétaux et des minéraux. Celle des corps célestes, des météores, & des autres principaux phénomenes de la nature; avec l'histoire et la description des drogues simples tirées des trois règnes, le détail de leurs usages dans la médecine, dans l'économie domestique & champêtre, & dans les arts & metiers. 4e éd., revue et considérablement augmentée. En 12 volumes.

      En Suisse, chez les Librairies Associés, 1780, - in-8°, entièrement non rogné, reliure en d.-basane originale, pièce de titre en maroquin brun. Ce dictionnaire a servi de type à tous les ouvrages de ce genre qui ont paru depuis (la première édition). Par cet ouvrage, qui fut réimprimé, augmenté et annoté plusieurs fois, l'auteur, naturaliste, minéralogue, professeur et voyageur, contribua considérablement à répandre le goût de l'histoire naturelle.One of the last and most complete editions of this famous dictionary by a most influential popularizer of natural history during the later years of the Enlightenment. Except for minor damages to some of the bindings, a good copy. DSB XIII/565.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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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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        Prospectus Cathedralis ecclesiae Florentia.

      Bassano d. G., 1780 - Incisione in rame, coloritura originale d'epoca, 312x415. Le vedute ottiche edite dai Remondini a Bassano del Grappa verso il 1770-80, stampate per l'utilizzo nel Mondo Nuovo rappresentano a pieno merito la stampa popolare italiana: semplici nel tratto, 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 vedute erano preparate per essere inserite nel Mondo Nuovo, dove i popolani potevano vederle illuminate e conoscere cosÏ le citt? del mondo. Bell'esemplare ben conservato e marginoso, anche se con aloni marginali. vedutistica.

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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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        Pastor Fido; La Secchia Rapita; La Sette Giornate del Mondo Creato; Aminta Favola Boscareccia.

      London Sold in Livorno: GIO. TOM.o MASI e Comp 1778; 1779; 1780 & 1780 - 4 volumes, 6 inches tall. 4 uniformly bound volumes of 16th and early 17th century Italian poetry, in the original Italian. Stunning full cat's paw calf with raised bands, gilt pallets and red labels. Speckled pink edges. As was the fashion at the time, the marbled endpapers are just on the paste down and not free, they vary in colour and style and have a wonderful look. Engraved frontispieces and many further full page engravings. Stain to the corner of the fist few leaves of ‘Mondo Creato’. A delightful collection. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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,, Venezia, 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. cartografia.

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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 Barbarorum.pars 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 ff.n.ch., 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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        Italiae

      Venezia 1780 - Carta geografica della penisola tratta da "Atlas Universal" del Santini, edito dal Remondini. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Geographic map of the peninsula, from the "Atlas Universal" by Santini, printed by Remondini. Copperplate, contemporary outline colour, in good condition. R. Borri "L'Italia nelle antiche carte " (2011), scheda 292. Dimensioni 670 820mm

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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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        The Argonautic Expedition.

      London: Printed for Thomas Payne and Son,, 1780. Translated from the Greek into English verse, with critical, historical, and explanatory remarks, and prefatory essays, with a large appendix. 2 volumes bound as 1, octavo (183 x 124 mm). Late 19th-century green half morocco, spine lettered in gilt in compartments, marbled sides and endpapers, top edge gilt. 18th-century ownership inscription partially erased from front blank. Pencil shelf-marks and bookplate of Henry S. Deming, over an ink inscription, to front free endpaper verso. Slight rubbing to extremities, minor wear to tips, spine lightly faded, occasional faint foxing, a very good copy. First edition of one of the first two English translations of the Argonautica to be published, this the translation of E. B. Greene (d. 1788), which appeared in the same year as the translation by Francis Fawkes, prompting the reviewer in The Gentleman's Magazine to note, "It cannot rain but it pours, after a long death of translations of this admired Egyptian, two now appear at once" (Volume 50, p. 384). Due to this there is some debate as to which is the true first English edition, various sources listing each as the original, for example William Harris, writing in 1909, credits Fawkes with the first translation, and R. C. Seaton in his 1912 edition of the Argonautica lists Greene's translation first, while William Preston, in his 1803 translation, is certain that both translations were published at "precisely the same time". The first edition in the original Greek was published in Florence in 1496. In this, and his numerous other translations of the classics such as Pindar, Anacreon, and Juvenal, Greene demonstrates "a lively interest in the processes of translation, an interest which is reflected in the wide range of verse forms he employs, adapting his style to suit different authors" (ODNB). This edition, although reasonably well-held institutionally, is uncommon in trade, with just one other copy appearing at auction, in 1989.

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        Vue des Environs de Florence.

      Original engraving, Paris, c.1780. R. F. Taunay after Widenhauer. Vue des Environs de Florence. Original engraving, Paris, c.1780. 300 x 400mm. Framed. £580

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        Isthmus of Nova Scotia

      London: Published by J.F.W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', 1780. Engraved and etched map with roulette work and aquatint, with original color, 6th state of six. Watermarked "JBates" and countermarked "JB". Some off-setting and soiling. A magnificent large scale map of the isthmus that bridges modern-day Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, featuring superlative detail applied with the greatest artistic virtuousityA monumental map of what is now the Isthmus of Chignecto, which connects Nova Scotia to the mainland. This land bridge had been fiercely contested between the British and French. and many battles were fought there during the 18th century. Fort Beausèjour at the head of the Bay of Fundy had become Fort Cumberland in 1755, at the beginning of the French and Indian War, and Fort Cumberland had repulsed an attack by American sympathisers in 1776.This final state of Des Barres' chart includes a great deal of topographical detail and many settlements in the region, shown as rectangular plots. There are of course many soundings and the title cartouche includes some interesting navigational information: " Chignecto, the North East Branch of the Bay of Fundy is Navigable up to Cumberland, Petcudiac, &c. Tides flow here with great rapidity and rise at Equinoctial Times from 60 to 70 feet perpendicular. By means of these huigh Tides, the Bason of Mines and several fine Rivers which discharge themselves about the Head of the Bay of Fundy are rendered Navigable. The Gulph of St. Lawrence Tides in Bay Verte on the North East of the Isthmus rise only 8 Feet."The charts of Nova Scotia were surveyed under Des Barres' direct supervision in the 1760's.Des Barres, of Swiss-Huguenot extraction, studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before continuing on to the Royal Military College at Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with the future legendary explorer James Cook on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. From 1762, Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, while his colleague, Samuel Holland charted the New England coast. He also managed to gain access to some surveys of the American South, Cuba and Jamaica. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he began work on The Neptune. His dedication to the project was so strong, that often at his own expense, he continually updated and added new charts and views up until 1784. That year he returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, and living to the advanced age of 103.The Atlantic Neptune, the most celebrated sea atlas, contained the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America. Des Barres's synergy of great empirical accuracy with the peerless artistic virtue of his aquatint views, created a work that "has been described as the most splendid collection of charts, plates and views ever published" (National Maritime Museum Catalogue). Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was charged with this Herculean task, publishing the first volume in London in 1775, which was soon followed by three further volumes. Des Barres's monumental endeavor eventually featured over two-hundred charts and views, many being found in several states. Des Barres's charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, and in many cases remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades.National Maritime Museum (Greenwich), Henry Newton Stevens Collection, 15f.

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