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        Brundusium

      1780. Veduta della città antica pubblicata a Londra alla fine del XVIII secolo. Incisione in rame, lieve piega di carta, in buono stato di conservazione. Rara. Londra London 410 350

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        Versuch über die natürliche and politische Geschichte der böhmischen and mährischen Bergwerke

      1780. Finely engraved title-page, one folding engraved map, & numerous large & fine engraved head- & tail-pieces. xx, 464, [34] pp. Folio, cont. marbled sheep (lower cover a little abraded), spine richly & brightly gilt, orange morocco lettering piece on spine. Vienna: M. A. Schmidt, 1780. First edition, and a really fine copy, of this beautifully decorated and attractive book. This work contains a detailed account and history, district by district, of the mines of Bohemia, an area of great mineral wealth including coal, lignite, iron, and the raw materials for porcelain. Peithner provides much information on the earlier and contemporary mineralogical and geological histories of the area. Also included is a chapter on the rivers and streams contributing to the Moldau, Elbe, and Eger rivers, with mineralogical remarks. There is a long section of the mining laws and regulations which apply to the region. Peithner (1727-92), was professor of mining at Prague and later became professor of mining law at Chemnitz and privy councillor at Vienna. This copy has none of the foxing or browning which usually is present. The fine head- and tail-pieces are signed by Jacob Adam and J.E. Mansfeld. ❧ Hoover 629. Poggendorff, II, 388-89.

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        The Morals Of Confucius, A Chinese Philosopher. Who flourished about five Hundred Years before the coming of Christ. Being one of the choicest Pieces of Learning remaining of that Nation

      London: for Randal Taylor, 1691 (i.e. 1780), 1780. FIRST EDITION THUS. 1 vol., 6-3/4" x 4", lacks the engraved frontis otherwise complete. Bound in contemporary full sheep over cords, rebacked at an earlier date, gilt lettered red morocco spine label, hinges fine, covers scuffed, back corners worn, internally clean and bright. ESTC T213641 for this 18th C. edition. A spurious 18th C imprint copying the original 1691 date of publication.

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        An Elegy on Captain CookandnbspTo which is added an Ode to the Sun

      

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes

      Third and final edition, the best and most complete to the text, bringing the number of volumes published until 10 against 7. The work appeared in a luxurious version, in 4 (some prints in-8 were also thicker paper and higher quality, it does ours) and a more modest version. Ten headpieces by Moreau Young whose portrait of Raynal Volume 1 by Cochin regravés by Lardy.Demi Havana contemporary sheepskin in small corners. back smooth decorated with gilded nets, part of title in red morocco, and volume number in black leather. Scattered spots.Published for the first time in 1771 in 7 volumes, the Philosophical History of the Indies was a huge success throughout Europe and America; its success is mainly due to the severe criticism of colonialism, exploitation, slavery and mercantilism. He was sentenced to be removed by order of the Council of 19 December 1779 and sentenced to the fire by decree of the Parliament of Paris on 25 May 1781. Book emblem of the Enlightenment, posing as a history of international trade, The work is before any violent rant against European colonialism and arrogance, slavery and enslavement of peoples, against the church which assists in European hypocrisy. We now know that Diderot worked from the first edition and has overseen the organization of texts, he perfected in the third edition (adding many texts from his pen and that of other employees, such Holbach), transforming the initial work in a real war machine of the party philosophers. The book is also not qu'accusations, instead it seeks and craves even peaceful solutions, agreements between nations. The story does not deceived because it lives in Raynal a promoter of the French Revolution. Chez Jean-Léonard Pellet à Geneve 1780 in-8 xvj ; 482pp. et (4) viij ; 582pp. et (4) viij ; 580pp. et (4) viij ; 472pp. et (4) vij ; 405pp. et (4) viij ; 484pp. (4) xvj ; 540pp. et (4) viij ; 548pp. et viij ; 412pp. et vj ; 538pp. 10 volumes reliés

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        Voyage de Vienne à Belgrade et à Kilianova, dans le pays des Tartares Budziacs & Nogais, dans la Crimée & de Kaffa à Constantinople, au travers de la mer Noire; avec le retour à Vienne, par Trieste. Fait dans les annees 1768, 1769 e 1770. On y a joint la description des choses les plus remarquables concernant la Crimée. Traduit de l'allemand (Henri Rieu).

      Société Typographique 1780 - In-8 de 1 f.n.ch. (titre) 246 pp., basane fauve racinée de l'époque, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches jaspeés (coiffe supérieure élimée). Première édition française (boucher de la Richarderie II, pp. 171-72). Bon exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE PIOUS CHILD'S DELIGHT: or, some helps to The Religion of Children, and their knowledge of the Scripture. Containing, I. Dr. Watt's Second Catechism of the Principles of Religion, for Children from seven to twelve Years of Age. II. Dr. Watt's Historical Catechism of the Old and New Testament. III. Prayers for Morning and Evening, the Lord's Prayer, the Creed, and Graces before and after Meat. IV. Hymns for Morning and Evening, Moral and Divine Poems, &c. [Price Two-pence.]

      64 pages, including pastedown wrappers. Engraved frontispiece.Original Dutch floral paper wrappers. 10.2 x 6.8 cm. Wrappers worn; corners worn with some loss of blank paper; name of child owner on title; else very good.

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        A New and Accurate Map of the Chief Parts of South Carolina and Georgia. From the Best Authorities. [ Colonial Southeast, Charleston - Rare map of South Carolina and Georgia with Charlestown Precinct and Beaufort Precinct, Orangeburg Precinct, Santee River, Prince George Parish etc.]

      [London], [Political Magazine/John Bew], c.1780. Original copper engraved Map. 37.5 cm wide x 30 cm high. Mounted on paper. Very good condition with only the faintest sign of foxing. From a wonderful collection of Maps from an old english library (South Shields) - with a tiny library stamp to the back of the mounting paper (The stamp is NOT on the map). Scarce Revolutionary War map of the region in South Carolina and Georgia from about the Savannah River to the Wackamaw River. The map was created to depict important battle sites and British victories during the Southern Theater of the war, including the capture of Savannah, Georgia in December 1778 and Charleston, South Carolina in May 1780. The map is filled with detailed information of the roads, forts, towns, townships, precincts and parishes. (Source: Old World Auctions)

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        Unterricht, theoretisch -praktischer, im Schach- spiele, von einer Gesellschaft von Liebhabern

      Berlin: Friedrich Nicolai, 1780. B[i-viii]+430 pages small octavo (7" x 4 1/2") bound in contemporary half leather with marbled boards. Foreword by Friedrich Nicolai, Translated by K F Trost. First published in French (Paris) in 1775 as Traite Theorique et Pratique du Jeu des Eches. From the library of Borje Borjesson. Not in Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana First German edition.Le Traite des Amateurs is a chess treatise composed, by a "Society of Amateurs" contemporaries of Philidor; who all frequented the Cafe de la Regence, in Paris. Of these, the strongest players were Bernard, Carlier, Leger, and Verdoni. Philidor, constantly resident in London, took no part in writing the "Traite des Amateurs;" which in fact embodies many criticisms and comments upon his earlier printed book. Only four masters of the group, considered the strongest, are known: Bernard, Carlier, Leger and Verdoni. A part, partially, from Verdoni, who is the only one of the Amateurs with his own entry in the Oxford Companion to Chess, not very much is known about the life of these masters. Their first names, places and dates of birth or deaths (the year of death of Verdoni, tough, is known) are for instance unknown. They, however, appear periodically in the chess literature of the time and, consequently, it is possible to provide some details on their lives and styles. Concerning their games, several Verdoni's games are known, while only one game of Bernard and Carlier playing together and winning against Philidor, who gives to them the advantage of Pawn and Move, survived. Verdoni, Bernard, Carlier and Leger, although they didn't even approach Philidor's level, were considered the best in the world in the years following death of Philidor and, directly or indirectly (since Verdoni after the publication of Traite moved to London), have disputed each other the scepter of Philidor's successor. There are of course not records of their games and, consequently, it would be impossible for us to assess the relative strength of these player. Deschapelles, however, reported that Philidor classed Legalle as a player on even terms, Verdoni as one to receive pawn for the move, Bernard and Carlier as Pawn and move players. Bernard was probably the best chess player at the Cafe de la Regence around the end of the 18th century or at least until the arrival of Alexandre Deschapelles to the world chess scene in 1798 according to George Walker.(Murray)Condition:Spine ends rubbed, small crack at head and heal hinges, corners rubbed, book plate of Borje Borjesson on front paste down, old previous owner's neat name on title else about very good.

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        Vue du tombeau de la famille Plautie à Tivoli.

      - Kupferstich-Radierung von J.T. Hauer bei Tessari, Paris, ca. 1780, alt gouachiert. Ca. 45 x 56 cm. Bis in die Plattenränder beschnitten u. weiße Unterecken etwas fleckig, am Oberrand einige Einrisse bzw. Knickfalten restauriert sowie links kl. Ecke ergänzt u. nachgezeichnet bzw. -kol. Prachtvoll gouachierte Ansicht eines römischen Familiengrabmals bei Tivoli von Johann Thomas Hauer (1748-1820). Das gesamte rechte Drittel des Blattes wird von dem antiken Rundbau eingenommen, dessen Frontseite mit kannelierten Säulen noch gut erhalten ist. Im Hintergrund sieht man einen malerischen Ausblick auf das hügelige Land der Campagna mit der Stadt Tivoli auf einem der Abhänge. Im Mittelgrund ist eine dekorative Staffage eingefügt. Mit schwarzem Tuschrändchen, darunter der Titel. Möglicherweise aus einer Folge von 16 Tivoli-Ansichten bei Tessari in Augsburg [!], nach Thieme-Becker, Künstlerlexikon (Bd. 16, S. 128). Der Druckvermerk des vorliegenden Blattes lautet jedoch "A Paris chez Tessari & Co. Quai des Augustins N° 25". Entweder irrt Th./B., oder das Blatt war zur Pariser Zeit des Künstlers erschienen, die Ausburger Tivoli-Folge ein Wiederabdruck oder Nachklang eines Einzelblattes.

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        Carte particuliere de l'isle de Corse.

      Remondini, 1780. Incisione in rame, colorata d'epoca ai confini, mm 478x655. Edizione veneziana della carta di Jaillot, tratta da "Atlas Universel" stampato a Venezia fra il 1776 ed il 1784. Esemplare perfetto. Copperplate, original outline color, mm 478x655. Venitian edition of Jaillot's map; from "Atlas universel" printed in 1776-84. Perfect example.

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        Histoire du chevalier du soleil, et de son frère Rosiclair, et de leurs descendants

      Chez Pissot. First edition of the translation and abstract conducted by the Marquis of Paulmy Contant and Orville.Copy the arms of Rohan Chabot, certainly from the date of publishing, Louis-Antoine de Rohan-Chabot said the chevalier de Rohan. 2 twins and two sculpin crowned in the corners. We know that the Cardinal de Rohan library (infamous!) It was twins on the way back iron.Binding full fair calf ice period. Back smooth decorated. Part of title and volume number in brown leather. 3 slashes on upper cover of Volume II without consequence. Nice copy.The sun knight is a translation of the Spanish novel of chivalry Diego Orthunez of Calahorra, the first part was published in 1555, the suites appeared later, second and third parts are not of the author. Interesting preface to the Marquis de Paulmy, celèbre medievalist at the time, which asserts that the cycle of Amadis is a continuation of the knight of the sun. A table of contents allows to find the chronology of each character. The Marquis de Paulmy and his sidekick Contant d'Orville did not simply translate the knight of the sun, they compiled not only the result of the History of the knight soelil, but also the last 21 novels Amadis, and romance novels by Duverdier, allowing to follow the fate of all the characters of the Spanish romantic chivalry two books. Seems the strangest musical scores introduction and philidor songs and celebrating Grétry chivalry, testimony to the perception of the eighteenth of a romantic chivalry. Chez Pissot à Amsterdam & se trouve à Paris 1780 in-12 (9,5x17cm) 2 volumes reliés

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        West Indies with the Harbour & Fort of Omoa - From the Best Authorities [With Lucayos of Bahama Isles / Caribbee Isles / Virgin Isles / Jamaica / Cuba / Little Antilles / Trinidad etc.]

      [Political Magazine / John Bew],, 1780. [London], [Political Magazine / John Bew], c.1780. Original copper engraved Map. Part I: 32.5 cm wide x 29 cm high / Part II: 32.5 cm wide x 29 cm high. IMPORTANT: This map was cut in half and mounted separately on fold-over-pages. So it can NOT be framed together again ! / Mounted on paper. Tiny closed repair to outer margin. Very good condition with only the faintest signs of browning. From a wonderful collection of Maps from an old english library (South Shields) - with tiny library stamps to the mounting paper (The stamps are NOT on the maps).

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        Adnotationum academicarum

      Apud Wolfgangum Gerle. Edition consists of two memoirs: Observationes anatomicas of decremento dentium corporis humani, quibus accessit causarum dentitionis secundae elucidatio quaedam; Descriptiones anatomicam Monstri humani bicipitis monocorporei. Apud Wolfgangum Gerle Prague 1780 - 1781 in-8 (11,5x20,5cm) 81pp. ; 141pp. relié

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        A New and Accurate Map of North Carolina and Part of South Carolina with the Field Battle between Earl Cornwallis and General Gates.

      [Political Magazine/John Bew],, 1780. [London], [Political Magazine/John Bew], c.1780. Original copper engraved Map. 38 cm wide x 27.5 cm high. Mounted on paper. Very good condition with no signs of foxing. From a wonderful collection of Maps from an old english library (South Shields) - with two tiny library stamps to the mounting paper (The stamps are NOT on the map). This scarce map of the Carolinas, published during the American Revolution, is apparently based on Henry Mouzon's 1778 foundation map of the region. It is filled with topographical notes and the locations of important plantations, court houses, meeting houses, swamps, and chapels. This map illustrates the region involved in the southern theater of the war. After General Clinton seized Charleston in May of 1780, the British began a campaign into the Carolinas in pursuit of the remnants of the Continental Army. The map illustrates the Battle of Camden in August, 1780, where the American General Gates was defeated by British General Cornwallis. (Source: Old World Auctions)

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        Versuch einer Mineralogie. Aufs neue aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt und nächst verschiedenen Anmerkungen vorzüglich mit äussern Beschreibungen der Fossilien vermehrt von Abraham Gottlob Werner...

      Leipzig: Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, 1780. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Ersten Bandes erster Theil [all published]. 8vo (198x117 mm), [72], 254, [8] pp. Errata leaf at end. Contemporary speckled paper card board, paper labels to spine. Some ink correction in old hand to text.Hoover 241; Ward & Carozzi 552. - Third German translation of Cronstedt's ground-breaking 1758 work. Although Werner translated only the parts dealing with earths and stone, his additions to the work were such that, "his translation became a textbook of mineralogy in its own right and was widely used as a teaching aid and reference work" (DSB). Very Good.

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        Guckkastenbild - Prospect bey dem Sultan Mechmets und Selims Mosche zu Constantinopel.

      o. O., -, o. J. [um 1780]. Altkoloriert ORadierung. ca. 27,5 x 40,5 cm. Altbeschnitten und mit Papierstreifen umklebt, alte Fehlstelle unfachmännisch unterlegt, althinterlegt, Gbrsp., hds. Titelei auf Rückseite. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Deutschland; Varia

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        THE LILLIPUTIAN LIBRARY; or, Gulliver's Museum. Containing, Lectures of Morality. Historical Pieces. Interesting Fables. Diverting Tales. Miraculous Voyage. Surprising Adventures. Remarkable Lives. Poetical Pieces. Comical Jokes. Uselful Letters. The Whole forming a complete system of Juvenile Knowledge, for the Amusement and Improvement of All little Masters and Misses, whether in Summer or Winter, Morning, Noon, or Evening. By Lilliputius Gulliver, Citizen of Utopia, and Knight of the Most noble Order of Human Prudence. In Ten Volumes, Price Five Shillings. Vol. V. The secondary title reds: The Lilliputian Letter-Writer. In three parts. 120 pages. Wood-engraved frontispiece, 12 wood-engravings within the text, and 2 tail-pieces. Original Dutch floral Boards, with printed paper label to the upper board: 'Lilliputian Letter-writer. Being volume V. of The Lilliputian Library.' Binding: 101 x 8.6 cm. No date [circa 1780]. First edition. Some loss to the paper label; ownership inscription on the recto of the frontispiece; scribble to rear endpapers; spine expertly restored; else a very good copy from this rare series of titles, which could be purchased either as a set of ten volumes for five shillings, or individually at sixpence each. Domville's stock of this series was later bought up by Elizabeth Newbery, and issued with her title-page. See Roscoe J218.

      

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        THE NEW UNIVERSAL PRIMER, or, An Easy Book, suited to the tender Capacities of Children. Authorised by His Majesty King George. To be used throughout Great-Britain and Ireland. Adorned with Cuts. No date [circa 1780/90]. 73 pages. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece, two wood-engraved alphabets, the second starting, 'A was an Admiral...' taken from Newbery's 'Set of Squares,' and eleven woodcuts within the text. Also includes Hymns from Watt; prayers; Church Catechism; some improving readings; and a dialogue between Master Billy and his tutor Mr. Aimwell, that includes the recommendation of Newbery's book, 'A Museum, for Young Gentlemen and Ladiies.' Paper boards appear to be slightly later. A very good, clean copy contained in a modern clamshell cloth box with paper label to spine. Rare. ESTC lists three copies only: B.L. (defective); Derby Central Library; Toronto Public Library.

      

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        Memoirs of Thomas Hollis, Esq., F.R. and A.S.S. [&] Appendix to the Memoirs ?

      London: [Privately published,], 1780. Quarto (327 × 253 mm) Near contemporary streaked calf by Kalthoeber, ticket, slightly oxidised, verso of front free endpaper of volume I, red morocco lettering -pieces, and green morocco numbering-pieces with red onlay roundel, spines gilt in compartments, scrolled floral corner-pieces, centre-tool featuring an urn, scrolled foliate rolled panel to the boards, bead and chain edge-roll, edges stained yellow, gilt octoglyph and metope roll to the turn-ins, marbled endpapers, original old gold silk page-markers intact. Engraved frontispiece, dedication leaf, and 34 other plates, many of them portraits, including a fine mezzotint of Isaac Newton, "drawn and scraped by James Macardel from an Original painted by Enoch Seeman", one engraving to the text. A little rubbed, particularly at the extremities, corners bumped, minor chipping head and tail of the spine, light browning throughout, occasionally a little heavier and with some sporadic foxing, off-setting from some of the plates, two splits to the mezzo of Newton, one along the plate mark,repaired with japanese tissue verso, but overall very good. First edition. A handsome Large Paper copy of this biographical memoir of the notable eighteenth-century "political propagandist" (ODNB). Hollis (1720?1774) "believed citizenship should be active: individuals had an important role to play in public life. He partly fulfilled this responsibility by charitable work as a governor of Guy's and St Thomas's hospitals, and a guardian of the asylum and Magdalen Hospital ? He believed that legitimate government was contractual, and that the people as constituent authority were entitled to replace tyrants by new governments. As a republican Hollis provided material for Catharine Macaulay's History of England. Yet he was also a patriotic Englishman and warm supporter of the house of Hanover. His heroes were Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell, and Pitt, all of whom extended England's international standing, as well as John Milton, his particular hero". In addition to his charitable work he also pursued a programme of reprinting and distributing literature "from the seventeenth-century republican canon, thus keeping the cause of parliamentary reform alive during a difficult period". He later turned his philanthropy to America, "In 1758 Hollis made his first gift of books to Harvard College ? For the following fifteen years thousands of books would be sent westward by the most generous donor colonial American libraries were to know" (Marshall, "Thomas Hollis:The Bibliophile As Libertarian," in the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 66 (2), p.247). Lavishly produced memorial volume, here offered in a splendid period binding. 20th century bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, Lancashire retail chemist and bibliophile, whose main library of naval history was complemented by a subsidiary collection of eighteenth-century literature in well-preserved contemporary bindings.

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        Broadside. Begins: Patente del habito de el Tercero Orden de Penitencia de Nuestro Seraphico Padre S. Francisco.

      [Mexico]: No publisher/printer, ca. 1780–90. Folio (31.2 cm; 12.5"). [1] p. A confraternity publication not listed in Medina, this document certifies that on 14 August 1790 Dr. don Gabriel Gomez [sic] received his habit in the town of Tzintzuntzan, in the province of Michoacan.    Confraternities were social and mutual self-help organizations under the very large umbrella of the Catholic Church; membership was usually restricted variously by race, occupation, neighborhood, or ethnicity. Through dues and soliciting alms the confraternities paid for members' funerals, the confraternities' religious festivals, and the maintenance of designated altars and chapels.    Printed within a border of type ornaments open at the bottom, this features a woodcut of the Third Order's coat of arms.    Rare: No copy traced to a U.S. library. Not in any of the standard bibliographies.         Not in Medina, Mexico, or its supplements. One old horizontal fold. Blank margins irregular and with small pieces torn away; thumbnail-sized brown stain in one margin, worming affecting type-ornament border and costing one letter of text, tear in text area repaired from rear. A very good copy.

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        Intitulé Véritable Cabale divine et miséricordieuse des Pseaumes de David Copie faite sur un manuscrit du 17e siècle.

      S.l.n.d., (2e partie du 18e siècle), in 4°, sur papier bleuté d'une fine écriture penchée, avec les dessins des signatures angéliques in t. pour chaque psaume, pl. vélin moderne sous emboîtage cart. Bel exemplaire. Rare manuscrit de le seconde moitié du 18e siècle consacré à la Kabbale des Psaumes. Il est assez proche du Manuscrit de la BNF ref. FR 14784 intitulé "La vraye Cabale mistérieuse et divine pour l'intelligence des 150 psaumes de... David...". C'est vers la fin du Moyen Âge que se développa une pratique "magique" des Psaumes attribués au Roi David. Selon les lois de la kabbale, chacun des 150 psaumes détient une vertu agissante particulière. Les juifs de toutes origines ont suivi le conseil du Zohar à faire usage du Livre des Psaumes comme une source de la prière. En effet, les Tehillim (psaumes, louanges) fournissent une prière appropriée pour chaque occasion, ce que les anciens appelaient une "Merveille de Dieu". De fait la puissance magique des psaumes était considérée comme incommensurable. Ainsi, pour obtenir une grâce du Seigneur, il ne suffisait pas de chanter le psaume indiqué, il fallait aussi effectuer ce qui permettait d'être en adéquation afin d'attirer sur soi la puissance du Nom qui y est relatif. A chaque psaume est donc associé une signature angélique particulière. Le plus ancien texte hébreu sur cette pratique magique le "Shimmush Tehilim" ("sur l'utilisation des Psaumes") date du 10e siècle. Un rare document de magie kabbalistique.

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        'O-Tahiti' [in] Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaft und Litteratur.

      Göttingen: Johann Christian Dieterich, 1780. Small octavo, a handsome copy in the original decorative wrappers (thus retaining the publisher's prospectus on the front and rear endpapers), untrimmed. A fine copy and now rare: known to O'Reilly & Reitman's exhaustive bibliography as the earliest full publication regarding the Spanish voyages to Tahiti in the 1770s. This is the first issue of the first volume of the Göttingisches Magazin, the important scientific periodical edited by Georg Forster and Georg Lichtenberg. Included here is Georg Forster's notable contribution on Tahiti, a 36-page essay on the Spanish voyages to Tahiti in the 1770s.This essay is revelatory concerning the continuing interest and expertise of the Forsters regarding the Pacific, beginning as it does with Georg's discussion of how his father had received, in Summer 1778, a Spanish manuscript regarding Tahiti from the Director of the King's Botanical Gardens in Madrid, Don Casimir Gomez Ortega. This would have been of consuming interest to both Forsters, who had spent many months at Tahiti during Cook's second voyage, and who had speculated at length in their printed accounts about reports of Spanish sailors visiting the region between Cook's first and second visits. The work includes some 87 scholarly notes by Forster on the Spanish observations on Tahiti.Such an early report of Spanish activity in the region, which includes Forster's particular notice of the voyages of Don Juan de Langara y Huarte and Don Domingo Buenechea, commanders of two of the three Spanish voyages to the region in the 1770s, is an attractive and conspicuously early reference to Tahiti. Indeed, as O'Reilly & Reitman's bibliography attests, there was almost no contemporary work on the Spanish visits, despite them being a matter of some concern for the British at the time. Neatly rebacked, wrappers professionally strengthened.

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        A Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, from Balambangan: including an Account of Magindano, Sooloo, and other Islands... performed in the Tartar Galley...

      London: G. Scott, 1780. Quarto, with 31 engraved maps and plates, many double-page or folding.; in modern quarter calf. The second edition of an important and early work on New Guinea, with extensive mapping.Forrest, on the recommendation of Alexander Dalrymple, had pioneered the English East India Company's settlement at the island of Balambangan in Borneo. In 1774 he commanded two English officers and eighteen Malays on a voyage to the Moluccas in a native prahu named the Tartar. He reached as far as Geelvink Bay in western New Guinea, present-day Irian Jaya, on his voyage 'of examination and enquiry rather than of discovery' (Hill). By the time his journey was abandoned at the entreaty of his crew, he had sailed some 4000 miles, returning to Aceh in Sumatra. This was his most famous voyage of exploration, but he also made another important voyage in 1782 when he surveyed the Mergui Archipelago. A very good copy.

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        Fragmente uber Capitain Cooks letze Reise und sein Ende [in] Göttingisches Magazin der Wissenschaften und Litteratur. Herausgegeben von Georg Christoph Lichtenberg und Georg Forster...

      Gottingen: bei Johann Christian Dieterich, 1780. 6 parts (Stücke) bound in two volumes, small octavo, with 10 plates (including 5 folding plates: one on blue paper and one folding sheet of music); in blue marbled boards, black labels. First edition: the entire first series of this very important journal which includes an important biographical notice of Captain Cook by his fellow-voyager George Forster, considered "the only man to travel with Cook who embraced the whole critical program of the Enlightenment, and probably the most intelligent and farsighted of them all" (Bernard Smith).Georg Forster's "fragment" on the life of Cook is the first serious biography ever attempted and includes "the earliest authentic and substantial information concerning Cook's Third Voyage, his discovery of Hawaii, and his death at Kealakekua... " (Forbes). Forster co-edited the Göttingisches Magazin with the Anglophile scholar Lichtenberg, whose own biography of Cook, subsequently published as a separate work, also appears here.The importance of this volume to Cook's third voyage is remarkable, including as it does three important biographical studies and an important engraved portrait, as well as the first scientific notice of the natural history of Hawaii, an ornithological treatise by Forster which Forbes notes as "the earliest scientific notice on any aspect of the natural history of Hawaii"). The set also includes both parts of Georg Forster's extremely early account of Tahiti, in part based on the Spanish voyages to Tahiti in the 1770s. A fine set.

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        Memoirs of Thomas Hollis, Esq., F.R. and A.S.S. [&] Appendix to the Memoirs

      London: [Privately published,] 1780 - Quarto (327 × 253 mm) Near contemporary streaked calf by Kalthoeber, ticket, slightly oxidised, verso of front free endpaper of volume I, red morocco lettering -pieces, and green morocco numbering-pieces with red onlay roundel, spines gilt in compartments, scrolled floral corner-pieces, centre-tool featuring an urn, scrolled foliate rolled panel to the boards, bead and chain edge-roll, edges stained yellow, gilt octoglyph and metope roll to the turn-ins, marbled endpapers, original old gold silk page-markers intact. A little rubbed, particularly at the extremities, corners bumped, minor chipping head and tail of the spine, light browning throughout, occasionally a little heavier and with some sporadic foxing, off-setting from some of the plates, two splits to the mezzo of Newton, one along the plate mark,repaired with japanese tissue verso, but overall very good. Engraved frontispiece, dedication leaf, and 34 other plates, many of them portraits, including a fine mezzotint of Isaac Newton, "drawn and scraped by James Macardel from an Original painted by Enoch Seeman", one engraving to the text. First edition. A handsome Large Paper copy of this biographical memoir of the notable eighteenth-century "political propagandist" (ODNB). Hollis (1720–1774) "believed citizenship should be active: individuals had an important role to play in public life. He partly fulfilled this responsibility by charitable work as a governor of Guy's and St Thomas's hospitals, and a guardian of the asylum and Magdalen Hospital He believed that legitimate government was contractual, and that the people as constituent authority were entitled to replace tyrants by new governments. As a republican Hollis provided material for Catharine Macaulay's History of England. Yet he was also a patriotic Englishman and warm supporter of the house of Hanover. His heroes were Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell, and Pitt, all of whom extended England's international standing, as well as John Milton, his particular hero". In addition to his charitable work he also pursued a programme of reprinting and distributing literature "from the seventeenth-century republican canon, thus keeping the cause of parliamentary reform alive during a difficult period". He later turned his philanthropy to America, "In 1758 Hollis made his first gift of books to Harvard College For the following fifteen years thousands of books would be sent westward by the most generous donor colonial American libraries were to know" (Marshall, "Thomas Hollis:The Bibliophile As Libertarian," in the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 66 (2), p.247). Lavishly produced memorial volume, here offered in a splendid period binding. 20th century bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, Lancashire retail chemist and bibliophile, whose main library of naval history was complemented by a subsidiary collection of eighteenth-century literature in well-preserved contemporary bindings. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Carte des Declinaisons et Inclinaisons de L'Aiguille Aimantee redigee d'apres la table des observations Magnetiques faites par les Voyageurs depuis l' Annee 1775.

      [Paris]. Ca. 1780. Map, copperplate engraving, uncolored, 22 x 22 inches, multiple fold as issued. Good condition: there is light offset from folding, a few small areas in the margin of very light dampstaining which is barely visible (just entering image in a two spots), a few short edge tears well outside of image. This is one sheet of a series, this one showing the eastern coast of Asia, with countries marked from south to north: Cochin Chine, Chine, Coree, Tatarie Chinoise, Tungusi, Tartarie Russe, Kamtchatka, Koriaki and Tschuczki. Among the islands in the Pacific Ocean mapped are:Philippines, Carolines, Hainan, Formose, Lekeyo, Isles du Japon, Isle de Sahalien. At the north east corner the coast of present day Alaska is partially mapped, including Oonalaschka. Much of the mapping of the coast lines reflects a very primitive knowledge, notably in the shapes of Korea and Japan. Compass readings are marked at many points in the ocean. This is apparently from Buffon's "Histoire Naturelle."

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        A Map of the East Indies - From the Best Authorities. [including India, Ceylon, Cambodia, Siam, Sumatra, Borneo, Java, the Philippines]

      [Political Magazine / John Bew],, 1780. [London], [Political Magazine / John Bew], c.1780. Original copper engraved Map. 37 cm wide x 27,2 cm high. Mounted on paper. Very good condition with only the faintest signs of browning. From a wonderful collection of Maps from an old english library (South Shields) - with tiny library stamps to the mounting paper (The stamps are NOT on the maps).

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        Original manuscript catalogue of Books in Mr Christian's Library, August 1780, Mr John Christian's Account from February to August 1772...

      Cumberland: (Workington Hall?), 1780. Tall folio; 405 x 160 mm., 20 pp. (eight of which are blank), manuscript in ink; sewn in old wrappers entitled "Catalogue Books Aug 1780 Many added since" A remarkable insight on the Bounty mutineer's family and intellectual background: the original manuscript catalogue of the library of his cousin John Christian (later Christian Curwen, 1756-1828). John Christian's library, which included about 550 volumes, can be seen to have been dominated by works in the category of 'History, Lives, Novels etc', with as yet few books on agriculture, in which Christian/Curwen, later founder of the Agricultural Society, was later to take such an interest.The library inventory is enlightening for the perspective it provides of the family background of the famous Bounty mutineer. The Christian family were descended from the prominent Christians of Milntown in the Isle of Man, but had been settled in Cumberland for three generations by the time John Christian was born. The family were well-read and educated: Fletcher Christian's uncle Ewan Christian was a barrister, and his elder brother Edward a prominent jurist and Downing professor of laws at Cambridge.The catalogue is accompanied by a single leaf titled on the verso "Mr John Christian's Account from February to August 1772... ", receipted at the foot by Humphry Christian. The account relates to John Christian's education and other costs, at the age of sixteen. They include some routine expenses (clothing, pocket money, hay for his horse), others less so ("Mourning Cloaths for Princess Dowager of Wales") - but of most interest are his purchases of books: four are named (including Smart's Horace), at least one of which appears in the 1780 catalogue.

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        Tangu et Félime. Poeme en IV chants

      Chez Pissot. First edition, illustrated with a frontispiece and 4 thin figures by Marillier engraved by Ponce De Ghendt ... Rare copy fully settled, even for figures.Bound in full morocco marine ca 1860 signed Arnaud. Back with nerves decorated. Gilt title and date. Triple mentoring net on the boards. Rich inner frieze. Gilt edges. Petty traces of friction on the upper joint in the head, head. Very nice copy.La Harpe pulled the bottom of his tale of an Arab poem, which was taken over by the Provencal Fortunatus in the novel and in the early eighteenth: The adventures of Abdalla.Bookplates to nineteenth eccésiastiques weapons, gold on red background with the words Abbatia Janduriarum, Leon rattier. Chez Pissot [Paris] 1780 In-8 (11,5x19cm) 71pp. relié

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        Observations sur le Discours de M. Pringle, Qui termine la Relation des voyages de M. Cook... [in] Traité des fièvres de l'isle de St.-Domingue... Nouvelle édition.

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1780. Octavo, recent half calf. Early and informative published French notice of Captain Cook's findings on diet and scurvy, disseminating information of vital importance for the health of mariners derived from the first and second voyages of discovery. A noted authority on the treatment of scurvy, Poissonnier Desperrières was a Royal physician and professor at Dijon. Persuasive and well positioned to trial novel methods, Desperrières enjoyed a wide correspondence with physicians in Britain and further afield. Significantly, he tested new antiscorbutic diets propounded by of English doctors (including James Lind and David Macbride) aboard French naval vessels, while also conducting experiments of his own design.This book comprises three essays. The first concerns fevers of Saint-Domingo; the second details Desperrières professional experience as a naval surgeon in the treatment of scurvy, while the third essay in principally concerned with the findings of Captain Cook. The second essay is titled Mémoire sur les avantages qu'il y auroit de changer la nourriture des Gens de mer, and includes speculation on the underlying nature of scurvy alongside the author's fascinating experiments at sea.The third essay Observations sur le Discours de M. Pringle is a response to the Royal Society address delivered by Sir John Pringle, and first published in 1776. Aside from its obvious importance in disseminating Cook's findings on scurvy, it is the detailed notes by Desperrières that make the essay an informative addition to the history of nautical medicine. Desperrières stakes his claim to promoting vegetable antiscorbutics, confidently asserting his trials preceded the first voyage of Captain Cook by some years. He lists the vessels on which antiscorbutics were trialled in 1759, and claims his success was followed by that of Cook: 'braver impunément la mer avec le régime végetal, crosier dans l'Inde, sue le côtes de Salé, &c. &c. sans perdre un seul home. Il n'est donc pas étonnant pue M. Cook ait conservé son Equipage avec les mêmes moyens'. Further details of the trial voyages are provided in the preceding essay, so challenging English priority in successfully preventing scurvy at sea. A few old ink spots to the title-page,

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        Kyststraekningen fra Rota til Kap Trafalgar indbefattende Cadiz Bay':.

      - Anonymer Kupferstich, um 1780, 50 x 40,5 Bibliographisch nicht nachweisbar! - Seekarte der südwesteküste Spaniens von Rota in Andaluzien bis Kap Trafalgar. - Oben rechts Titel. - Extrem selten!

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        Carte d'Italie divisèe en ses différents Etats. Dressée sur les mémoires les plus réscents. Par J.B. de la fosse...

      1780. Rarissima carta geografica che raffigura l'Italia, con le due isole Sardegna e Sicilia. In fondo, al centro, piccolo riquadro con l'isola di Malta. Incisione su rame, impressa su due fogli di carta vergata coeva uniti al centro, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Sconosciuta al Borri. Le mappe incise dal cartografo francese Delafosse risultano sempre di estrema rarità. Etremely rare map by Delafosse showing Italy with Sardinia, Sicily and Corsica. At the bottom Insetmap from Malta. Top right title with decorativ cartousche. Copper engraving, printed on two sheets of contemporary laid paper joined, outlines in original colors, in very good condition. Not listed in Borri - L' Italia Nell' Antica Cartografia 1477-1799. Parigi Paris 680 520

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        Teilansicht, Schloß, "Prospect des Marggräffl. Schlosses zu Schwedt von ferne anzusehen".

      - Kupferstich v. Schleuen, um 1780, 18,5 x 31 Berndt, Märkische Ansichten, Nr. 1725.

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        Usage de Globes- Handwritten Workbook

      nknown, 1780 Book. Good. Hardcover. A unique handwritten volume covering predominantly Astronomy and the Use of Globes. Handwritten in a neat and legible hand, across 400 pages numbered 1-90 and 1-300. Occasionally with blank page breaks but continuous numbering. An interesting specimen, this volume contains exercises, diagrams and notes on science, geography and astronomy. Primarily focusing on the Use of Globes, it contains four diagrams of celestial movements, and pages of charts and lists relating to the planets and stars. Written in French with one passage in English describing the fixed stars of the Lion's Tale and Virgin's Spike. The first 90 pages are concerned with broader geography and written in a question and answer style. The second section contains explanations on the use of Globes both terrestrial and celestial, and the information that can be gleaned from a practical application of this knowledge. Similar in style to 'Introduction to the Use of Globes' by W Field, the text follows an instructivepattern, whereby the information is transcribed and then applied to a series of problems. The author seems to have been working through Thomas Hood's 'The Use of both the Globes, Celestial and Terrestrial' and making a practical collection of notes for personal or educational use. One section is titled 'Responses aux Questions de ''appendixqui est ala suite de l'introduction a l'usage des Globes par mr Molineux', that is,'responses to questionsin theappendix to the introduction of the use of Globes by Molyneux'. Emery Molyneux was an English Elizabethan maker of Globes and his terrestrial andcelestial globes were the first tobe made in England. ThoughMolyneux published his own treatise onGlobes, entitled 'The Globes Celestial andTerrestrialSet Forth in Plano', it has now been lost. In the same year Thomas Hood published 'TheUse of Both the Globes', which referencedMolyneux's works. Because of this we believe it is Hood's work to which the author of thismanuscript is referring. The work has been dated based on the predictionsof celestial movementsmade in the text, up to the year 1800. Condition: In a full mottled calf binding wiith gilt detailing. Externally, worn with loss to leather at extremities and spine. Worn spine label reading 'usage de globes'. Front pastedown with ridge as quirk of binding. Marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Personal label to front pastedown. Internally, generally firmly bound. Approx 100 smaller pages bound in to front and 304full sized pages follwoing, 300 numbered. 2 pages loosening to rear block. Pages bright, generallyclean with marginal age toning andhandling marks. Occasional scattered spots. Creasing to foredge. Overall: GOOD.

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        MÜNCHEN. - Marienplatz. "Vue du Grand Marché vers l'Eglise de Nôtre Dame a Munich". Blick über den Marktplatz auf die Frauenkirche.

      - Altkol. Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt), um 1780, 27 x 43 cm. Vgl. Slg. Proebst Nr. 349. - Nordwestseite des Marienplatzes, auf dem Platz herrscht reges Treiben mit Fuhrwerken, Reitern, Kutschen, einer Sänfte und zahlreichen Passanten.

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        Essai sur la derniere révolution de l'ordre civil en France

      S.n 1780 - - S.n, à Londres 1780, in-8 (12,5x20cm), (4) 356pp. et (4) 370pp. et (4) 323pp., 3 volumes reliés. - Edition originale. Reliures en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Un accroc à la pièce de tomaison du tome II. Traces pâles de mouillure au début du tome I. Quelques épidermures sur les plats. 2 petits manques, le long du mors supérieur du tome III. Bel exemplaire, relativement frais. Essentiel à la bonne marche de l'exécutif et du législatif, les Parlements, à commencer par celui de Paris, furent sévèrement réprimés par Louis XV. Après l'édit de décembre 1770 qui restreint les droits des Parlements, Louis XV fit arrêter et exiler 130 magistrats du Parlement de Paris. Le 18 janvier 1771, le Parlement de Paris ayant réitéré son refus de siéger pour entériner les décisions royales, le garde des sceaux Maupeou convainc le roi de briser son opposition systématique, et le Parlement fut dissous. Louis XVI rétablira les parlementaires dans leurs fonctions en 1774. L'ouvrage étudie soigneusement les articles de l'édit de 1770 et dresse l'histoire des Parlements, leur rôle en matière d'impôts, de crédit public. Le tome III contient les preuves et éclaircissements de cette histoire des Parlements quant à la démonstration historique et juridique de leur pouvoir. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. Binders full mottled calf brown vintage. Back with nerves decorated. title Parts and topaison red morocco. A hitch in the volume number part of Volume II. Some scuffs on the boards. Beautiful copy, relatively fine. Essential for bone running from the executive, parliaments, starting with that of Paris, were severely repressed by Louis XV. After the Edict of December 1770 that restricts the rights of Parliaments, Louis XV ordered the arrest and exile of 130 magistrates Parliament of Paris. On 18 January 1771 the Parliament of Paris having reiterated his refusal to sit for ratify the royal decisions, the Keeper of the Seals Maupeou convinced the king to break its systematic opposition. Louis XVI restore the parelmentaires in office in 1774. The book carefully studied the articles of the Edict of 1770 and presents the history of parliaments. (4) 356pp. et (4) 370pp. et (4) 323pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlung von den Krankheiten der Künstler und Handwerker neu bearbearbeitet und vermehret von Johann Christian Gottlieb Ackermann

      Franzen und J.C. Grosse, Stendal 1780 - Dem Alter entsprechend gut erhaltene Rarität. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sterre kaert of hemels pleyn, waer door men kan wete hoe laet dat het is over de gehele aertkloot, op alle meridiane en polus hoogte . . .

      Artist: Elwe Jan Barend ( - 1795 ) Amsterdam; issued in : Amsterdam; date: 1792 1780 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 47 x 67,5 - description: Very decorative celestical chart of the projection of the night sky showing all the heavenly bodies and with panels of astrological notations below. The Chameleon, the Phoenix, the Toucan, Grus (the crane), Indus (Indian warrior with spear), Hydrus, Pavo, Paradisea, Triangulum, Musca (the fly), Volans (a flying fish) and Dorado (the goldfish). All figures are mirror imaged, because the chart is drawn as if looking towards the Earth from beyond the stars, rather than drawn from the Earth looking out. Elwe's re-issue of a great chart first published by Johannes van Keulen in 1709 and then by Ottens in 1750. One of the best Dutch celestial charts, that rolls out the entire night sky in a modified Mercator style projection.

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        L ' ILIADE D' HOMERE Précédée De Réflexions sur Homere , & suivie de Remarques -.

      Prault , Nyon , Pissot et Durand , Éditeurs, Paris - 1780 - 331 pp , 528 pp et 574 pp ( 2) .- Avec 26 gravures dont 2 frontispice gravés , un pour Auguste de Saint Aubin . Exemplaire avec 2 dessins au lavis , portrait d' Homere et Demosthenes signés par Auguste de Forbin -. Reliure de l' époque .Plein maroquin vert , dos lisse orné ,filets dorés sur les plats ,tranches dorées . Ex.Collection de Mortimer L . Schiff ( avec son ex- libris ) .-Très bel exemplaire - ( petite restauration sur le coiffe ) -. 3 VOLUMES. With 24 oroginal prints ( 2 frontisppieces ) and 2 original drawings in black chalk and wtercolour ( Homere and Desmostenes ' portraits ) .- Contemporary full dark green morocco , , gilt decorative borders to front and rearr boards, inner dentelles , all edges gilt .-From the Collection of Mortimer L. Schiff , with his Ex-libris.-A very fine copy.-Minor repair to head.- Size: In 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Broadside. Begins: Patente del habito de el Tercero Orden de Penitencia de Nuestro Seraphico Padre S. Francisco.

      A confraternity publication not listed in Medina, this document certifies that on 14 August 1790 Dr. don Gabriel Gomez [sic] received his habit in the town of Tzintzuntzan, in the province of Michoacan. Confraternities were social and mutual self-help organizations under the very large umbrella of the Catholic Church; membership was usually restricted variously by race, occupation, neighborhood, or ethnicity. Through dues and soliciting alms the confraternities paid for members' funerals, the confraternities' religious festivals, and the maintenance of designated altars and chapels. Printed within a border of type ornaments open at the bottom, this features a woodcut of the Third Order's coat of arms. Rare: No copy traced to a U.S. library. Not in any of the standard bibliographies.

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        \"Vue du Grand Marché vers l`Eglise de Nôtre Dame a Munich\". Blick über den Marktplatz auf die Frauenkirche.

       Altkol. Kupferstich (Guckkastenblatt), um 1780, 27 x 43 cm. Vgl. Slg. Proebst Nr. 349. - Nordwestseite des Marienplatzes, auf dem Platz herrscht reges Treiben mit Fuhrwerken, Reitern, Kutschen, einer Sänfte und zahlreichen Passanten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR BAYERN, Guckkastenblatt, Oberbayern

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        La Pyrotechnie pratique, ou Dialogues entre un amateur des Feux d'Artifice, pour le Spectacle, & un jeune homme curieux de s'en instruire.

      Cellot & Jombert 1780 - In-8 de XXXVIII 1 f.n.ch. 340 pp., veau fauve de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches marbrées. Bel exemplaire de ce rare traité sur les Feux d'artifice sous forme de dialogues (Philip p. 66). Mémoire descrivant la manière de faire les principales pièces et les plus curieuses qui composent les feux d'artifice. Ouvrage orné d'un tableau replié, représentant les proportions des différents calibres des fusées et de 7 planches gravées repliées de figures variées ; Soleils tournants, Girandoles, Fusées, et matériel de préparation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plan der Stadt Doebeln und deren saemtlich eingepfarrten Dorfschaften.

      dat. 1780 - Altkolor. Kupferstich v. G. F. J. Frentzel dat. 1780. 59 x 46 cm. Sehr gut erhalten. Seltener Einblattdruck. * Sehr präziser Stadtplan des Leipziger Kupferstechers Georg Friedrich Jonas Frentzel (1754-Leipzig-1799). Das Blatt zeigt die Stadt mit näherer Umgebung, unten rechts Gesamtansicht mit dem Stadtwappen, oben rechts die Titelkartusche. Sehr gut erhalten. Seltener Einblattdruck.

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        NARRATIVE OF LIEUT. GEN. SIR WILLIAM HOWE, in a Committee of the House of Commons, on the 29th of April, 1779. relative to His Conduct, During His Late Command of the King's Troops in North America: To Which are Added, Some Observations Upon a Pamphlet, Entitled, Letters to a Nobleman

      London: H. Baldwin, 1780. The second edition of this scarce narrative, same year as the first in identical format. 4to, in antique paper covered boards with paper label on spine, original wrappers retained with three shilling price. 110 pp. A very well preserved and collectible copy, rare in this condition, the text still quite fresh and clean, the original wrappers mellowed and with a few repairs, the binding a little worn but solid and sturdy. SCARCE PRINTING RELATING TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Sir William Howe led his armies to many impressive victories while serving as commander of the British forces, but was severely criticized for his actions after repelling General Washington's forces at Germantown. He and his troops spent the winter comfortably in Philadelphia instead of driving Washington's weakened and unequipped army out of their stronghold at Valley Forge. Sir Henry Clayton replaced Howe as commander-in-chief and the general was recalled to London to defend his actions. A parliamentary investigation led by a number of military men, including Lord Cornwallis and Lord Grey, acquitted Howe of any blame and affirmed that he had done everything possible considering the state of his troops. Howe's narrative to the House of Commons is presented in the first 30 odd pages. The publication also includes Howe's response to Joseph Galloway's charges of incompetence and negligence which Galloway had published as LETTERS TO A NOBLEMAN.

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        Essai sur la derniere révolution de l'ordre civil en France

      first edition.Binders full mottled calf brown vintage. Back with nerves decorated. title Parts and topaison red morocco. A hitch in the volume number part of Volume II. Some scuffs on the boards. Beautiful copy, relatively fine.Essential for bone running from the executive, parliaments, starting with that of Paris, were severely repressed by Louis XV. After the Edict of December 1770 that restricts the rights of Parliaments, Louis XV ordered the arrest and exile of 130 magistrates Parliament of Paris. On 18 January 1771 the Parliament of Paris having reiterated his refusal to sit for ratify the royal decisions, the Keeper of the Seals Maupeou convinced the king to break its systematic opposition. Louis XVI restore the parelmentaires in office in 1774. The book carefully studied the articles of the Edict of 1770 and presents the history of parliaments. S.n à Londres 1780 in-8 (12,5x20cm) (4) 356pp. et (4) 370pp. et (4) 323pp. 3 volumes reliés

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