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        Antique Master Print-HARBOUR-AMSTERDAM-FLOATING DOCK-De Jong-De Sallieth-1781

      - Antique print, titled: 'De Haven van Amsterdam', ('The Harbour of Amsterdam') with several sail boats. One (a large ship of the line) is being repaired in a floating dock. Etching/engraving on hand laid (verge) paper. Description: Originally published in Amsterdam by P. Yver, J. Smit en Zoon, en F.W. Greebe. This ed. originates from: 'Atlas van de zeehavens der Bataafsche Republiek die van Batavia en Onrust mitsgaders der afbeeldingen van de haringvisscherij en de walvischvangst in een-en-dertig kunstplaaten . met vermelding van veele bijzonderheden betreffende den ouden en lateren toestand des Nederlandsche koophandels, visscherijen, trafieken en fabrieken .', by C. v.d. Aa, published in 1805 in Amsterdam by E. Maaskamp. (Translation: Atlas of the ports of the Batavian / Dutch Republic, of Batavia / Djakarta, Onrust, including images of the herring fishery and whaling in a total of 31 art plates . with description of many interesting characteristics of the historic and current state of the Dutch trade, fischery, navigation and plants.). Artists and Engravers: Made by Mathias de Sallieth after D. de Jong. Mathias de Sallieth (1749 - 1791): Czech etcher/engraver of etchings, stipple engravings and aquatint. Publisher and artist. Born in Prague, died in Rotterdam. He worked in Vienna, Paris, Schoonderloo and Rotterdam. He was a student of J.E. Mansfeld in Vienna and Jacques Philippe Le Bas in Paris. He worked for F. Samsom. Condition: Excellent, given age. Original middle fold. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-Expo-P9-23 The overall size is ca. 18.9 x 13.9 inch. The image size is ca. 15.6 x 11.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 48 x 35.4 cm. The image size is ca. 39.7 x 28.3 cm.

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        12 Antique Prints-VADERLANDSCH ABC-ILLUSTRATIONS-PROOFS-Anonymous-1781

      - 12 Antique prints, untitled. Twelve illustrations for Vaderlandsch ABC. Etching on hand laid paper. Description: Published by Holtrop in Amsterdam in 1781. State: First states. Ref: Undescribed. Proof impressions before the final lettering.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Anonymous' after an anonymous artist. Anonymous Condition: Excellent, given age. Large margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCRC-A286-28 The overall size is ca. 12.6 x 9.8 inch. The image size is ca. 4.1 x 3.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 32 x 25 cm. The image size is ca. 10.3 x 9.4 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768

      1781 - Third edition. Frontispiece portrait, five plates (four coloured), and two partially coloured folding maps. 8vo. Contemporary tree calf, gilt leather label, expertly rebacked with original spine laid down, corners renewed. Early 19th-century ownership signature on front free endpaper, light foxing. Very good. [4], 22, [22], 543, [1], [20]pp. London, A classic of American travel, in the third and best edition, with expanded text, a biographical sketch of the author, an index, and the added plate of the tobacco plant not found in the first two editions. Carver travelled farther west than any Englishman before the Revolution, going as far as the Dakotas, exploring the headwaters of the Mississippi and passing over the Great Lakes. The text contains the first published mention of the word ?Oregon.? The author comments on the Indians he encountered, as well as offering observations on natural history. The tobacco plant plate is handsomely colored. An important source book and stimulus for later explorers, especially Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark. This is the second issue, according to Howes, with the index.Greenly Michigan, 21; Howes, C215 ?b?; Field, 251; Sabin, 11184; Vail, 670. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The case of the inn-holders, victuallers, and other persons, subject to the burthen of quartering soldiers, in support of their petition depending in Parliament. With an account of their losses annexed.

      [London, 1781?]. folio, drophead and docket titles, (4)pp., with two short marginal tears (no loss and nowhere near printed surface), well bound in early 20th century cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, with the old bookplate on front pastedown of Los Angeles Board of Law library> (but no other marks of this previous ownership). A very good copy. Only edition. This was a great big grumble by the landlords of inns, lodging houses and hostelries on the one hand, and by suppliers of food and victuals on the other, who claimed they were sustaining serious financial losses because the military authorities were not compensating them in full and certainly not taking into account the inflationary rise in prices. The annual Mutiny Act> obliged inn-keepers either to supply troops quartered on them with 'candles, vinegar and salt, and with small beer or cyder ..... gratis, - or to find them diet and small beer at sixpence a day for each Light-Horseman or Dragoon, and at four pence a day for each Foot Soldier'. Inn-keepers also had to supply the soldiers' horse with hay and straw (6 pence per horse per night) and beds for officers and men 'gratis'. 'By the great increase in the price of all provisions and necessaries of life, and the great number of non-commissioned officers and soldiers quartered on the Petitioners, they sustain great losses which the profits of their businesses, during these periods, seldom, if ever, enable them to defray. Such of the Petitioners as are inn-holders lose four pence per day by each man, and six pence per day and night by each horse, quartered on them (according to the nearest calculation they can make) yet the Petitioners derive no advantage from the Army except in common with his Majesty's other subjects, neither do they enjoy any peculiar exemptions from taxation .....'. The second and third pages of this Petition comprise An Account of Innholders and Victuallers losses by the Army,> and, in peculiar, the losses sustained by a certain Mr. Charles Wasse of One Crown Inn, Blandford, who sustained crippling losses when he had to billet 18 Dragoon horses and 16 Dragoon soldiers for one month in 1781. And he accounts also for all the additional - but essential - items that he is required to supply ..... . 'Salt, vinegar, pepper, mustard, lodging, wear and tear of beds, bedding, dishes, plates, knives, forks, and other utensils for dressing and eating their meat .....'.

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        The Critic: or, a Tragedy Rehearsed

      T. Becket, London 1781 - First edition, mixed state. Engraved title-page, lacking half-title and advertisements as often. ii, [iv], 98 pp. 8vo. There are five 1781 "editions" so denoted on the oft-missing half-title. In a note in the summer 1956 Book Collector Todd argues that these editions are in fact re-impressions and not separate editions. Sheets of the various printings seem to have been gathered and bound indiscriminately. This copy with signatures A & B conforming to impressions 1-2 and signatures D-F conforming to printings 3-6. With the following points:"f" descender intact above signature A; no press figures in gathering B; catchword "printing-" on p. 42 (eds. 3-6); press figures 52-3 and 62-6 (eds. 3-6); press figures 66-3 and 72-1.The Critic, a burlesque of contemporary stage conventions based on George Villiers' The Rehearsal, was first staged at Drury Lane in 1779. Rothschild 1846; Todd, The Book Collector (Summer 1956, pp. 172-3); Williams, pp. 222-3 19th-century green morocco by Riviere. Extremities rubbed, some spotting. Bookplate Engraved title-page, lacking half-title and advertisements as often. ii, [iv], 98 pp. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Fabliaux ou contes du XIIe et du XIIIe siècle, [contes dévots, fables et romans anciens ; pour servir de suite aux fabliaux par M. le Grand] traduits ou extraits d'après divers manuscrits du tems ; avec des Notes historiques & critiques, & les imitations qui ont été faites de ces Contes depuis leur origine jusqu'à nos jours.

      A Paris, chez Eugène Onfroy et chez l¿auteur 1779-1781. - 4 volumes in-8, veau marbré, dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre rouge et pièces de tomaison vertes, tranches rouges. (Une coiffe et qq. coins usés, petite fente à un mors inférieur.) Edition donnée par l'abbé Pierre Jean Baptiste Le Grand d'Aussy (1737-1800), jésuite professeur de rhétorique à Caen. Venu à Paris à la suite de la suppression de son ordre, il travailla au glossaire français de Lacurne de Sainte-Palaye et aux Mélanges que préparaient le Marquis de Paulmy. De 1795 à sa mort, il est conservateur au département des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque nationale. Ce recueil est l'un des ouvrages importants dans la redécouverte de la littérature du Moyen Age si méprisée à la Renaissance. Parallèlement à l'effort des érudits une vaste entreprise de vulgarisation se donnait la tache de mettre à la portée d'un public étendu, sous forme d'éditions accessibles, de traductions ou d¿adaptations, ces oeuvres longtemps méconnues : Le Lai d'Aristote, Le Chevalier à l'épée, Huéline et Eglantine, Merlin, Aucassin et Nicolette, etc. Les textes sont ici entièrement traduits et mis au goût du jour et si le volume contient des notes historiques et critiques il est plus destiné à la distraction qu'à l'érudition. A la fin du Tome III, après une importante table des matières, on trouve, en pagination séparée avec titre particulier à la date de 1781, des Observations sur les troubadours. Le quatrième volume contient les contes dévots suivis des Fables de Marie de France et les romans, tirés de Partenopeus de Blois. Bon exemplaire, aux armes du marquis Philippe-Henri de Ségur, maréchal de France (1724-1801). Guigard II, 437. Brunet III, 946. Bossuat 2441. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Map : 'Partie Septentrionale du Royaume de Portugal - Partie Meridionale .' Set of 2 large maps of the kingdom of Portugal that can be pasted together into one map. The 2nd map also shows the northern tip of Morocco. With nice scale cartouche. Engraving on verge type hand laid paper. Original fold. Outline hand colour. Description: Original antique map originally published by Jaillot. This map is a later ed. published by J.A. Dezauche, 1781. Provenance: both maps are punched 'Brooklyn Public Library.'Artists and Engravers: J. A. Dezauche was the successor to Guillaume De L'Isle and Philipe Buache. Alexis-Hubert Jaillot (1632-1712), was a French cartographer. He joined the Sanson heirs and redrew Nicolas Sanson's maps on a larger scale. Condition: Good. General age-related toning and light staining. The lower middle fold of the first map is a bit browned. Second map has punctuated library stamp bottom right just touching image but barely visible. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-P3-15 The overall size is ca. 28.7 x 20.9 inch. The image size is ca. 22.4 x 18.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 73 x 53 cm. The image size is ca. 57 x 47.5 cm.

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        Vida, Muerte, y Milagros de la V. Virgen Catharina Thomas Mallorquina, de la Villa de Valldemoça, Monja Profesa, Canoniga Reglar de San Agustin, Madre en el Monasterio de Sa. Maria Madalena, de la Ciudad de Palma del Reyno, de Mallorca.

      Reimpresa en Mallorca, 1781. - in-12. XVIII. 60pp. 60pp. 52pp. 75pp. (i.e. 76). 1 planche hors-texte. Plein vélin de l'époque, titre manuscrit au dos, traces de liens. Seconde édition de la première biographie de Sainte Catalina Tomàs (1533-1574), célèbre mystique mallorquine originaire de Valldemossa où sa mémoire est honorée chaque année au mois de juillet. Descendante de Ramón Llull, Catalina Tomàs était souvent prise de visions extatiques, réalisait des prophéties et prédit la date de sa propre mort. Cet ouvrage parut pour la première fois en 1617 mais la présente édition, entreprise peu après la béatification de la religieuse en 1779, resta inachevée et parut sans les livres V et VI du texte original. "Faltan los dos últimos libros, que son el V y VI, con que Valperga terminó su obra. El índice que va al principio no los comprende, pero en el final hay la llamada del libro V, lo que prueba que se suspendió la impresión y no se terminó" (Bover). La page de titre est ornée d'une gravure sur bois représentant la Trinité, Saint Augustin et Sainte Catalina. A la fin de l'ouvrage se trouve également une autre gravure sur bois à pleine page représentant le mausolée de la Sainte, et signée par le graveur mallorquin Melchor Guasp. Cette gravure semble manquer à la plupart des exemplaires que nous avons trouvés répertoriés. Très bon exemplaire de cet ouvrage rare (seulement 3 exemplaires, dont un défectueux, au catalogue collectif Espagnol, tous conservés à Mallorca). Palau, 349146. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Untitled Composite Atlas of the World

      Large folio (545 x 380 mm); contemporary manuscript index listing 46 items (44 maps and two plates), numbered to 63, with the sheets of the multi-sheet maps numbered individually, all in fine original wash colour, slightly oxidized, preserving several rare maps, and states of maps; map 44 (North-West Frontier) damaged with serious loss, the others in good condition. Recent half calf in period style with contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, six raised bands, red morocco label and gilt lettering to spine; boards very slightly rubbed. London : Robert Wilkinson, 

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        Lettre autographe à sa femme. Le sot témoin : « C'est un bien sot personnage que celui du témoin [...] rien dans l'univers pourrait m'engager à jouer un tel rôle »

      - s.n., s.l. [Prison de Vincennes] s.d. (mars 1781), 15,9x20,1cm, Un feuillet recto-verso. - "E 'una persona molto stupido di controllo [...] nulla al mondo potrebbe indurmi a svolgere tale ruolo" Lettera autografa censurato Marchese de Sade scritto una multa di scrittura alle pagine 2 alla moglie Renee Pelagie. Diversi sottolineatura, cancellazioni e le eliminazioni. Nessuna data, questa lettera è stata scritta agli inizi del marzo 1781 nel carcere di Vincennes. La fine della lettera è stata mutilata all'epoca, probabilmente mediante somministrazione prigione che distrugge i passaggi licenziosi dalla corrispondenza del marchese. La lettera è stata trovata invariato all'apertura nel 1948 del tronco del marchese conservati sigillati dalla famiglia dal 1814 ed è pubblicato in questa forma amputata in corrispondenza del Sade. archivi di famiglia: di provenienza. Questa lettera racconta una delle grandi ossessioni di prigione Sade: aria fresca. "Ho un bisogno di essere nell'aria che è prima di tutto che è possibile immaginare. "Serendipity, passeggiate - vietato dal 27 giugno, 1780 - sarà fatto un paio di giorni dopo aver scritto questa lettera, 9 marzo 1781 o dopo trentasei settimane di sospensione, come dimostra la lettera del 18 marzo 1781 [LINK ]. Per allora, il marchese viene sempre registrato nelle sue "specie segrete" e si sente dispiaciuto per il suo destino, non mancando di passare la colpa alla moglie: "Ho bisogno un'aria incredibile, e certamente non vanno estate senza soccombere ad essa, se non respiriamo più su di me questa primavera ". Lungi dal fare una passeggiata, come al solito, il marchese in questa richiesta implicita, mette in evidenza la necessità fisiologica che prende la sua richiesta: "Se fossi solo possibile respirare l'aria tre o quattro ore al giorno in cima la torre, sarei felice, la prova che questo non è il piacere di una passeggiata sterile, in un cimitero che mi tenta, ma il bisogno essenziale di respirare. ". La lettera prosegue con il secondo grande tema della vita carceraria di Sade: Renee Pelagie delle visite. "Il primo oggetto della vostra lettera che io dico è quando si propongono di venire da me. Non si può certo offrirmi più piacevole e più fatto per portare un po 'di consolazione nella mia situazione infelice. ". Marchese piace immaginare anche il ripristino della vita di una coppia adattata ai vincoli della vita carceraria: "Si dovrebbe, se si ottiene questo, venire e hanno una piccola casa per la tua estate a Vincennes. ". La signora de Sade non è stato permesso di vedere il marito dal suo arresto e le interviste verranno ripristinati fino a luglio 1781, vale a dire quasi 4 anni e mezzo dopo la sua incarcerazione e solo in presenza del Direttore di polizia Boucher. La prospettiva di un incontro chaperoned dispiace fortemente Sade "Si dovrebbe, se si ottiene il permesso, tenta prima di farlo senza un testimone, perché queste visite con un testimone sono un imbarazzo e una noia mortale : e inoltre, sarete d'accordo, questa è una persona molto sciocco rispetto al testimone. Deve essere chiaramente convinto che il maledetto e dannato se da questa convinzione, allora, nulla nell'universo potrebbe impegnarsi a tale ruolo. "L'emergere del campo lessicale teatrale fetish genere Marchese, nella sua lettera (" carattere "" giocare un ruolo del genere "), qui mostra la permeabilità tra finzione e realtà, e forse arrestato accanto al suo lavoro futuro. Infatti, nei romanzi futuri, caratteri voyeur saranno investiti di un ruolo fondamentale: senza di loro, l'atto sadico non ha esistenza legittima. Così Justine, il personaggio principale del romanzo omonimo, che occupa un posto centrale; inaspettata spettatore delle peggiori infamie (pedofilia, pederastia ...) è il complice del lettore, ma anche doppio Sade, come Bernard Noël sottolinea: "Justine non è solo il" complice "Sade: Sade è ... "(a Jean Paulhan, il marchese de Sade e il suo complice, complesso Publishing, 1987). Marchese, attraverso le lamentele espresse in questa lettera, già delineare il complesso rapporto con la testimonianza di turno e l'avversario adiuvante. Paragonato ad un emissario confidente di potere, diventa fantasmatically il rappresentante della più alta autorità curiosi: Presidente di Montreuil. "Non ho segreti di stato con cui confidarsi. Il Governo, nonostante la tua madre è nulla in questo caso uno. Non vedo questo, perché preoccuparsi così crudelmente in tali visite al marito e moglie che devono parlare i loro affari semplici. ". Questo spettro onnipresente della matrigna riemerse nella lettera quando il marchese evoca l'operazione di "casa", pittoresca denominazione designa la prigione. Si riferisce appunto alle osservazioni corrispondenti per il funzionamento del sistema di lavanderia: "Sembra esattamente se un governante rombo agenti che trascurano la biancheria loro attribuito: molteplicità di piccoli insolenza autorizzato dal geniale Bailli, che è visibilmente corrotto da Sedia per accumulare in qualsiasi momento mediante questi piccoli segnali infami uno. "Come Presidente di Montreuil lei è coinvolta in una prigione storia ogni giorno ed è ancora una volta la fonte di trasmissione di un segnale fatale. Una componente essenziale del carcere pensava il marchese, questo linguaggio codice come interpretazioni fantasticato delle lettere dei suoi corrispondenti, di fornire i presupposti scienziati, filosofi, matematici ... biografi e poeti. Così Gilbert Lely ritiene che, lungi dall'essere un sintomo di psicosi, l'uso di segnali è una "reazione difensiva della sua psiche, lotta inconscia contro la disperazione come la sua ragione potrebbe affondare senza l'ausilio di un una tale distrazione. " corrispondenza assente durante i suoi undici anni di libertà, questi strati semantici criptico, "sfida l'intuizione semiotica" (p.637 leva), Charenton riapparire nel suo diario. La fine della lettera è stata maciullato, come molte missive inviate in quel momento. Tali amputazioni sono il risultato di censura carceraria che ha eliminato sistematicamente e accuratamente passaggi licenziose o offensive. Così, proprio Marzo 1781 Renee Pelagie consigliò al marito: "Dovresti, mio caro amico, riformare il tuo stile per le vostre lettere mi potrebbero raggiungere nella loro interezza. Se vi dico la verità, questa offesa amareggiato contro di voi. Se dite bugie, si dice: ecco un uomo incorreggibile, sempre con la stessa testa che fermenta, ingrata, falsa, etc. In ogni caso, il tuo stile non può che farti del male. Così riformarla. ".   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] « C'est un bien sot personnage que celui du témoin [...] rien dans l'univers pourrait m'engager à jouer un tel rôle » Lettre autographe censurée de Donatien Alphonse François de Sade rédigée d'une écriture fine sur 2 pages adressée à sa femme Renée-Pélagie. Plusieurs soulignements, ratures et biffures. Sans date, cette lettre a été rédigée au début du mois de mars 1781 à la prison de Vincennes. La fin de la lettre a été mutilée à l'époque, probablement par l'administration carcérale qui détruisait les passages licencieux de la correspondance du Marquis. La lettre été retrouvée telle quelle lors de l'ouverture en 1948 de la malle du Marquis conservée scellée par la famille depuis 1814 et est publiée sous cette forme amputée dans la correspondance du Marquis de Sade. Provenance : archives de la famille. Cette lettre relate l'une des grandes obsessions carcérales de Sade : prendre l'air. « J'ai un besoin d'être à l'air qui est au-dessus de tout ce qu'il est possible d'imaginer. » Heureux hasard, les promenades - interdites depuis de 27 juin 1780 - lui seront rendues quelques jours après la rédaction de cette missive, le 9 mars 1781 soit après trente-six semaines de suspension. Pour lors, le Marquis est toujours consigné dans son « espèce de cachot » et s'apitoie sur son sort, ne manquant pas au passage de culpabiliser sa femme : « j'ai un besoin étonnant d'air, et je ne passerai sûrement pas l'été sans y succomber, si on ne me le fait pas respirer davantage ce printemps ». Loin de demander une promenade comme à son habitude, le Marquis dans cette requête implicite, souligne la nécessité physiologique que revêt sa demande : « S'il m'était seulement possible de respirer l'air trois ou quatre heures par jour sur le haut de la tour, je serais content, preuve que ce n'est pas le stérile plaisir d'une promenade dans un cimetière qui me tente, mais le besoin essentiel de respirer. ». La lettre s'enchaîne sur le deuxième grand sujet de la vie pénitentiaire sadienne : les visites de Renée-Pélagie. « Le premier objet de votre lettre auquel je réponds est celui où vous me proposez de me venir voir. Vous ne pouvez certainement rien me proposer de plus agréable et de plus fait pour apporter quelque consolation dans ma malheureuse situation. ». Le Marquis se plait même à imaginer le rétablissement d'une vie de couple adaptée aux contraintes de la vie carcérale : « Vous devriez, si vous obtenez cela, venir prendre une petite maison pour votre été à Vincennes. ». Madame de Sade n'a pas eu l'autorisation de voir son mari depuis son arrestation et leurs entrevues ne seront rétablies qu'à partir du mois de juillet 1781, c'est-à-dire près de 4 ans et ½ après son incarcération et seulement en présence du commis de police Boucher. La perspective d'une rencontre chaperonnée déplaît fortement à Sade : « Vous devriez, si vous obtenez cette permission, tâcher d'abord de l'obtenir sans témoin, car ces visites avec un témoin sont d'une gêne et d'un ennui mortels : et d'ailleurs, vous en conviendrez, c'est un bien sot personnage que celui du témoin. Il doit être bien persuadé qu'on le maudit, et que le diable m'emporte si d'après cette certitude-là, rien dans l'univers pourrait, m'engager à jouer un tel rôle. » L'irruption du champ lexical théâtral, genre littéraire fétiche du Marquis, dans cette lettre (« personnage », « jouer un tel rôle ») montre ici la perméabilité entre la fiction et la réalité et peut-être appréhendée en regard de son

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        Pößneck. - Ansicht. - "Herzog Sächs Coburg Saalfeld. Stadt Poesneck im Osterlande".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Radierungen, 1781. 23,5 x 44,2 cm (Darstellung) / 26,8 x 47,1 cm (Blatt). Mittung unterhalb der Darstellung betitelt, rechts und links um zwei Legenden 1-15 und a-o ergänzt. Unten mit "Poß: Michael Schmidt, del. Poesneck 1781", mittig "Impensis, J. F. Pentzer, Lipsiae" und rechts "G. direx." versehen. - Detaillreiche Ansicht von Pößneck mit dem spätgotischen Rathaus (erbaut 1478-14899), der gotischen Stadtkirche St. Bartholomäus und der Stadtbefestigung mit dem weißen Turm sowie der näheren Umgebung. - Leichte Alterungsspuren. Gering fleckig, unten im Randbereich leicht knickspurig. Original Mittelfaltung. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch

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      Fyorda: Be-Vet Uvi-Defus Itsak Ben David(1781). Hardcover, folio, 132 pages, 34 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT (S) : Descriptor: Responsa -- 1040-1600. Named Person: Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. Mishneh torah -- Commentaries. Zimra (known as RaDBaZ = Rabbi David Ben Abi Zimra; 1479-1573) was a "talmudic scholar, halakhic authority, and kabbalist. Abi Zimra was born in Spain into a wealthy family, but by the age of 13 he was in Safed (possibly going via Fez - see Sambari in Neubauer's Chronicles, vol. 1 (1887) , 157) . The most eminent of his teachers was Joseph Saragossi of Sicily who left Spain in 1492 and eventually settled in Safed. Abi Zimra moved to Jerusalem but shortly before 1513 immigrated to Egypt, apparently due to bad economic conditions in Palestine. He remained there for 40 years, first in Alexandria, then in Cairo where he joined the bet din of the nagid, Isaac Sholal. After the conquest of Egypt by the Turks (1517) and the decline of the office of the nagid, Abi Zimra became the official head of Egyptian Jewry. He was not only dayyan but also head of a yeshivah, trustee of the hekdesh, and administrator of charity collections. He held all of these offices in an honorary capacity, as he was financially independent. Apart from his inherited wealth Abi Zimra was apparently successful in business and as a moneylender to non-Jews" (Zimmels in EJ 2010) . OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide. Hinge & spine repair. Yellowing of pages. Wear to binding. Good Condition. (Heb-33-16)

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        Revolutionary War

      March 1, 1781. ALS, 12 pp, 7.75" x 9", dated Madrid [Spain] March 1, 1781. In part: <I>“The situation of Europe is critical at present and puzzles much better politicians than myself to divine what it will be some months hence. Prussia who had the armed Neutrality hath not yet taken a decided part & to retard this, the Emperor hath prepared his mediation Jointly with the Empress to terminate the present disputes. This offer I believe is not well timed nor at Bottom is it well received. I have been assured that our friends will make our Independence the basis of their acceptation of it.”</I><br /><br /><I>“The Dutch war is not so impolitic as we may imagine. The ruin of their Commerce will inrich individuals most attached to government & the restoration of their Possessions will be good compensation for the sacrifices G. B. [Great Britain] may be constrained to make”</I><br /><br /><I>“The Dutch seem in good spirits, but I am afraid they are too much disposed to think that G.B. wishes finish their disputes with them. This conduct of G.B is meant to relax their preparations & those of the Armed Neutrality who may be disposed to support them. However you will receive much more accurate information from Mr. Adams who is on the spot. I am informed that he is on the point of opening a loan for the States. May it be attended with success, for we din great difficulties here to procure money here”</I><br /><br /><I>“The English fleet is at sea – on the 8th of last month they had 30 sail of the line ready…This is the latest & most excel state of their actual Marine force that I have been able to obtain. If our Frigates could carry 18 pounders instead of 12 pounders we should a great advantage & if our Privateers could have 9 & 12 pounders although few in number we should have equal advantage. The weight of metal would give a superiority & as our cruisers I suppose cannot be completely manned, the guns being fewer would be better served. Congress ought to send ample powers to Mr. Adams to act in Holland & ought to authorize him to regulate the terms of advantages arising from recaptures of Dutch vessels on the same principles of those adopted by our Ally. In every thing we ought to mask the strongest desire to conform to the present system of Europe as pointedly as possible mask our opposition to the practical measures of our foreseen Mother Country”</I><br /><br /><I>"Perhaps this long letter may fall into the hands of the Philistines. Let it tell them that I pity almost as much as I despise them. Their gallantry and firmness in a bad cause excites my compassion, while their abject subjection to a Junto of would-be great men moves my contempt, mingled with visibility and indignation. Gracious Heaven, to see the mischief that a single individual can do. If anything could reconcile me to private assassination, this reflection would do it"</I>. <br /><br />Gerry's endorsement acknowledges the receipt and dates of the letter, as well as the date of Gerry's response. The writing is clear and dark. <br /><br />William Carmichael was a diplomat and a man of fortune who resided in London at the beginning of the Revolution. He was on his way to America in July of 1776, with dispatches from Arthur Lee, but was detained in Paris by illness, and assisted Silas Deane in his correspondence and business for over a year. He communicated with the King of Prussia, at Berlin, intelligence concerning American commerce, and assisted the commissioners at Paris. He is the one who convinced the Marquis de Lafayette to visit America, introducing him to George Washington. After his return to America in 1778, he was a delegate to congress from Maryland from 1778-1780. He was secretary of legation during John Jay's mission to Spain, and when the latter left Spain in June of 1782, he remained as charge d'affaires. In March of 1792, William Short joined him in a commission to negotiate a treaty with Spain regarding the navigation of the Mississippi River, but they were unsuccessful. Carmichael returned to the United States in May of 1794. His letters were published in Sparks's "Diplomatic Correspondence".

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        Atlas Coelestis.

      London: Printed for C. Nourse, 1781. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Large Folio. Folio (560 x 380 mm). [4], 9, [1] pp. Includes engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by George Vertue after T. Gibson, engraved title-vignette, head- and tailpiece, engraved historiated opening initial, and 27 double-page engraved celestial charts (on 28 sheets, no. 14 on two sheets). Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with gilt-lettered morocco label (rebacked with new calf, corners bumped and worn, boards rubbed and soiled). Text and plates generally crisp and clean, the plates little browned and slightly foxed in outer margins only. Provenance: Warren de la Rue* (with his armorial bookplate on front pastedown). A fine copy. ----Brunet II, 1280; Honeyman 1326; Warner, The sky explored, pp.80-82; Brown. Astronomical Atlases, p. 47. - THIRD ISSUE OF 'THE MOST IMPORTANT STAR ATLAS OF THE 18TH CENTURY' (Honeyman). The atlas was first issued in 1729 as the companion to Flamsteed's Historia coelestis Britannica. in the 1781 issue, the celestial charts, prepared by Abraham Sharp and engraved by I. Mynde and others, are reimpressions of the first issue, the title is reprinted and the list of subscribers discarded. As the preface declares, its object was to 'render the indefatigable labours of Mr. Flamsteed as useful and beneficial to mankind as may be, as well as to compleat the Work already publish'd,' showing 'all the constellations visible in our hemisphere, wherein the ancient figures themselves are restor'd.' The stars were positioned and the co-ordinates drawn by Abraham Sharp, while the figures in the constellations were after drawings by Sir James Thornhill and others. The dedication to George II is signed by the astronomer's wife, Margaret Flamsteed, and his literary executor, James Hodgson. Neither edition included the preface in which Flamsteed had wanted to give a blow-by-blow account of his disputes with Newton and Halley. When the Greenwich observatory was set up in 1675 Flamsteed was put in charge as England's first Astronomer Royal. This work was posthumously completed by his widow, with the help of Flamsteed's two assistants, James Hodgson and Joseph Crosthwait. The reason for this was his conflict with another scientist, Isaac Newton, the President of the Royal Society at that time. Flamsteed refused to publish his work that had been commissioned by the king, and in 1712 Newton and Edmond Halley published a preliminary version of Flamsteed's Historia coelestis Britannica without crediting the author. Flamsteed denounced it and destroyed as many copies as he could. By the time the celestial atlas designed to accompany the Historia appeared in 1729 Flamsteed had been dead for ten years. *Warren de la Rue (1815-89) was a British astronomer, chemist, and inventor, most famous for his pioneering work in astronomical photography. He was one of the inventors of the electric light bulbs, applying a platinum coil with an evacuated glass tube. In 1850 he constructed a 13-inch reflecting telescope which he used to excecute several drawings of celestial bodies. He is most remembered however for his pioneering work in the application of the art of photography to astronomical research. In 1851 his attention was drawn to a daguerreotype of the moon by G. P. Bond, shown at the great exhibition of that year. Excited to emulate and employ the more rapid wet-collodion process, he succeeded before long in obtaining exquisitely defined lunar pictures, which remained unsurpassed until the appearance of the Lewis Morris Rutherfurd photographs in 1865. (Wikisource). - Visit our website for additional images and information. 3rd Printing. Near Fine.

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        The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume LI (51) January to December 1781

      David Henry; Elizabeth Newberry, London 1781 - vi, 633pp, [xv] + plates. 15 b/w plates and maps (7 fold-out). Includes Captain Cook's Journal. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Précis historique et expérimental des phénomènes électriques, depuis l'origine de cette découverte jusqu'à ce jour

      1781 - XVI-742-[2] pp., 9 pl. Paris, Rue et Hôtel Serpente, 1781, in-8, XVI-742-[2] pp, 9 pl, veau marbré pastiche, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges, 9 planches dépliantes gravées par Sellier représentant différents types de machines électriques utilisées à cette époque et diverses expériences sur l'électricité. Première édition. Important ouvrage qui discute des lois des phénomènes électriques et magnétiques et qui en résume les principales théories en cours. L'auteur évoque notamment l'utilisation de l'électricité en médecine et la théorie de Benjamin Franklin. Joseph-Aignan Sigaud de La Fond (1730-1810), disciple de l'abbé Nollet, se consacra à l'enseignement de la physique et de la chimie. Avec Macquer, il découvrit que la combustion de l'hydrogène produit de l'eau. Il avait ouvert chez lui, dans son "Cabinet de Machines", des cours de physique destinés aux "gens du monde" et aux amateurs de sciences. Il succéda à son maître à la chaire du Collège Louis-le-Grand où ce dernier avait enseigné pendant longtemps la physique à l'aide d'instruments. Une auréole claire sur quelques feuillets. Déchirure réparée, sans manque, à la planche 9, laquelle est entièrement doublée. Poggendorff II,927 ; Mottelay 280 ; Wheeler Gift 505 ; DSB XII, 427. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Antique Book-Vaderlandsch A-B boek-EDUCATION-EMBLEM BOOK-Swildens-1781

      - Children's Author: Swildens, Johan Hendrik.Title: Vaderlandsch A-B boek, voor de Nederlandsche jeugd & Eerste beginsels van het cyfferen en van alle kunsten en handwerken & Spel- en lees-oefeningen.Impressum: Amsterdam: W. Holtrop, 1781. 1st edition.Subject(s): Education, Emblem Book, A-B Book.Dimensions ca. 11 x 18 cm. (ca. 4.3 x 7.1 inch). 12mo.Collation: [xxxiv], 58, [ii] pp.An engraved title page, full-page illustration with alphabets, 27 half-page engravings and a further 4 full-page engravings. Engraved by: Brasser, L.; Meer Jr., N. van der; Bogerts, C.; Brouwer, C.; Bakker, B. de; Condet, J. After: Wagenaar den Jongen, P.Bibliography: Waller 1639; Buijnsters BNK 38.This books was published and used in a time when the Netherlands was in economic and moral decline. The author hoped to instill patriotic duty and accomplish a re-orientation of society's moral stance. To that end, the alphabet is illustrated with more or less ideologically chosen keyword, that was accompanied by an illustration, a two-line poem and a prose piece. This way, the glory of the Enlightenment was communicated to the young mind, page after page. As opposed to the earlier Haneboek (another educational work), the Vaderlandsch A-B boek was mostly devoid of Biblical matter. Alhtough the texts themselves might seem crudely political to the modern eye, one must bear in mind that this trend-setting schoolbook tried to break through odl values. For a thorough essay on Dutch A.B.C. books see Ter Linden, De Vries & Welsink: "A is een Aapje" (Amsterdam, 1995).Half cloth with marbled boards.Cover condition: Good: ex-library (ticket to front and tail of the spine, the ticket to the spine taped over), spine with a small split, edges rubbed.Inside condition: Very good: rubber stamp to the verso of the title, and on the final page.Biographies: Jan Hendrik Swildens (Voerendaal 1745 - Amsterdam 1809) was a Dutch professor of law in Franeker. He was also a philosopher of the Enlightenment, who had a special interest in educational problems. His ideas on education are in part assimilated into the 1806 Education Act. Other important works by Swildens are: Bardietjes (1779 - unrhymed lyrical poetry) and Godsdienstig staatsboek (1803). Storage location: TPC Box1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rare Proof-Antique Print-HARBOUR-FLOATING DOCK-AMSTERDAM-de Jong-Salieth-c.1781

      - Antique print, titled: 'De Haven van Amsterdam. - Le Fort d' Amsterdam.' - The print shows 'The Harbour of Amsterdam' with several sail boats. One (a large ship of the line) is being repaired in a floating dock. A misprint in the caption - Fort should be Port. Engraving on hand laid paper. Description: This is a rare proof. The resulting finished and altered print was published in Amsterdam by P. Yver, J. Smit en Zoon, en F.W. Greebe and later published in: 'Atlas van de zeehavens der Bataafsche Republiek die van Batavia en Onrust mitsgaders der afbeeldingen van de haringvisscherij en de walvischvangst in een-en-dertig kunstplaaten . met vermelding van veele bijzonderheden betreffende den ouden en lateren toestand des Nederlandsche koophandels, visscherijen, trafieken en fabrieken .', by C. v.d. Aa, published in 1805 in Amsterdam by E. Maaskamp. Rare proof before final lettering. The final print published in 1781 displays a trimmed image on all sides.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Mathias de Salieth' after 'D. de Jong'. Mathias de Sallieth (1749 - 1791): Czech etcher/engraver of etchings, stipple engravings and aquatint. Publisher and artist. Born in Prague, died in Rotterdam. He worked in Vienna, Paris, Schoonderloo and Rotterdam. He was a student of J.E. Mansfeld in Vienna and Jacques Philippe Le Bas in Paris. He worked for F. Samsom. Dirk de Jongh (active 1779-1805) was a Dutch printmaker, cartographer and draughtsman. Condition: Good, given age. Light soiling. Light creasing and some old fold lines, mostly only visible on rear. Oval shape tear in top of print in sky near flag of middle ship, backed with contemporary paper. Two tiny pinholes in lower right area, barely noticable. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: (TPCRC) B1-07 The overall size is ca. 18.7 x 14 inch. The image size is ca. 16.6 x 11.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 47.6 x 35.5 cm. The image size is ca. 42.1 x 29.1 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Geschiedenis van Java ... vertaald, wat betreft de onderwerpen, welke voor Nederland en Indië wetenswaardig zijn, en voorzien van aanteekeningen, tot verbetering, beoordeeling en vervolg van het oorspronkelijke werk, door J.E. de Sturler.The Hague and Amsterdam, Van Cleef, 1836. 8vo. With folding letterpress table. Modern half parchment, gold-tooled spine, gilt upper edge.

      Cat. NHSM, p. 244; Tiele, Bibl. 896. First and only edition of a revised Dutch translation of a classic on the history of Java by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826). From 1811 to 1816 Raffles was Lieutenant Governor of Java during the British administration of the Dutch colonies following the blockade of the coasts of Europe by Napoleon. Raffles worked on his history during his stay at Java. The original was important because of treatment of not only the usual topics - such as the history of Java, its geography, demography, natural history, religion, law, customs, antiquities, European administration, commerce, military system, etc. -, but also because of highly original chapters on Javanese ethics, on literature, poetry, music, national drama, games of skill, hunting, languages, etc. The present edition leaves out most of the cultural chapters and focusses more on commerce. At the end ca. 30 pages follow with additional notes, made by the translator, Jacques Eduard de Sturler (1800-1840).With the bookplate of the Dutch politician Gerbrand de Jong (1917-1984). A very minor waterstain in the lower, outer corner of the last five pages, otherwise in fine condition. Binding very good.

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        Antique Master Print-EXPECTATION-PLEASURE-PIGEON-ROSE-Lempereur-Carracci-1781

      - Antique print, titled: 'L' Attente du Plaisir', ('The expectation of pleasure') Reclining nude female figure on a bed with roses, with two 'kissing' doves on the windowsill. Engraving on a verge type hand laid paper. Description: Published in 1781 by Isabey Francois Xavier. Proof before final lettering. . Artists and Engravers: Made by Louis Simon Lempereur after Annibale Carracci. Louis Simon Lempereur (1728-1807), was an engraver/illustrator. He was a student of Pierre Aveline. After Annibale Carracci (Italian; 1560-1609). Condition: Excellent, given age. A crease from the bottom margin into the image. Collector stamp on reverse side: Collection d'Arenberg (Lugt 567). General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPC-Expo-P5-25 The overall size is ca. 21.6 x 17.1 inch. The image size is ca. 21.1 x 16.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 54.8 x 43.4 cm. The image size is ca. 53.5 x 42.5 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        An Essay upon Tune. Being an Attempt To free the Scale of Music, and the Tune of Instruments, from Imperfection. Illustrated with Plates.

      Edinburgh: Printed by Macfarquhar and Elliot for C. Elliot Edinburgh; and T. Cadell London 1781 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 204 x 130 mms., pp. iv, 290 [291 Corrections, 292 blank], 19 large folding engraved plates, 8 between pages 151 and 152, the rest at the end of the volume, 20th century library cloth; ex-library, with various library stamps, and bookplate of City of Liverpool Public Libraries on front paste-down end-paper; title-page slightly soiled. A rather unsightly binding. This work has also been attributed to Francis Kelly Maxwell (ESTC retains this attribution), but New Grove assigns it to John Maxwell (died 1806). a Scottish writer on music, based on manuscripts of Maxwell's in the Huntington Library. Five hundred copies of this first edition were printed, and a second edition was published in 1794. Charles Burney, assisted by Thomas Twining, reviewed the work in the April, 1782, issue of the Critical Review, praising it as a "work of singular merit., [presenting] in a very strong and clear point of view, the imperfections of temperament, and errors of the best performers. It therefore deserves the attention of every practical musician, not only as a curious but useful production; as it will convince him of the importance of improvements in intonation, and stimulate a desire to counteract the influence of tempered instruments and systems of temperament, which have certainly introduced into practice an indifference and insensibility to intonation; corrupted our ears; [and] prevented our search after true harmony." The work is a major contribution to the development of equal temperament. Gregory and Bartlett: Catalogue of Early Books on Music before 1800, p. 176;Kassler: The Science of Music in Britain, II, 760 - 761. RISMB, VI, 566. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Naturgeschichte des Niederdeutschlands und anderer Gegenden. I-II (plates)

      - Nürnberg, Raspe, [1781-]1805. Small folio (28.2 x 22.0 cm). Volume I(I-VII), II(VIII-XV). In new protective wrapper with original wrapper text printed. = A very rare work by Johann Wilhelm Karl Adolph Freiherr von Hüpsch (ca. 1730-1805). As far as we know these are all the plates that were ever published. According to the publisher, Raspe, the plates of the second part had been in his possession for more than 20 years. He states that there should be an accompanying manuscript in the estate of Von Hüpsch, but this was never found (see the front wrapper to part II, titled "Zweiter Theil. Vorläufige Abbildungen von Tab. VIII. bis XV, which is provided here in reproduction). The text of the first part was published in 1781, but is not included here. The work contains the first illustration of Ordovician receptaculitid algae, or sponges - this has been debated ever since. Other illustrations include Mesozoic cephalopods, gastropods, bivalves, sea urchins, sponges, etc. There are known to be copies of the first part in which not all the plates are hand-coloured. A very good set. Very rare, not in any major reference work.

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        Antique Master Print-PORTRAIT-DOM PEDRO BRAGANZA-KING-Trinquesse-Chevillet-1781

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Lui mores hominum ' - Portrait of Dom Pedro de Braganza, King Pedro I of Brazil and Pedro IV of Portugal. Engraving on hand laid paper. Watermark: Textband Made by 'Juste Chevillet' after 'Louis-Roland Trinquesse'. Juste Chevillet (1729-1790) was a German designer and engraver. He worked with Schmidt in Berlin was a pupil of J.G. Wille. His prints are of very good quality. Louis-Roland Trinquesse (ca. 1745-ca.1800) was a French portrait painter. Condition: Very good, given age. Ample margins. Some foxing in the right margin. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 13.1 x 19.2 inch. The image size is ca. 11.2 x 12.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 33.3 x 48.8 cm. The image size is ca. 28.5 x 32.3 cm.

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        THE CRITIC, or a Tragedy Rehearsed, a Dramatic Piece in three Acts as it is performed at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane by Richard Brinsley Sheridan Esq.

      London: printed for T. Becket, Adelphi, Strand, MDCCLXXXI. EARLY EDITION 1781, LACKS HALF-TITLE AND ADVERT. Information on the edition is on the half-title so the exact printing is unknown. Slim 8vo, approximately 210 x 130 mm, 8¼ x 5 inches, pages: [8], 1-98, page 84, line 17: "awkward" spelled correctly, page 9 catchword: sneer, page 42 catchword: printing - . press figures: 15=1; 66=3; 72=l; 84=3 and 94=2. bound in full crushed morocco by Riviere & Son, 2 gilt lettered labels to spine, extra gilt decoration to spine, gilt decoration to upper and lower covers, gilt decorated inner dentelles, all edges gilt. Fading to spine and part of covers, lower hinge beginning to crack, spine rubbed, first pastedowns and endpapers age-browned, offset to edges of endpapers front and rear from dentelles, occasional pale foxing otherwise a very good copy. See: ESTC for variant copies. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Imposturae CCXVIII in dissertatione r(everendi) p(atris) Benedicti Cetto de sinensium imposturis detectae et convulsae. Accedunt epistolae anecdotae r(everendi) p(atris) Augustini e comitibus Hallerstein ex China scriptae.

      Budapest, typis Regiae Universitatis, 1781. - 8°. 4 ff., 272, LV pp., 1 engraved plate with a schematic arrangement of Ying and Yang Modern decorated boards "Wurzbach XXIII, 224. Rare first edition of this collection of sinological treatises as a response to the work "De Sinensium imposturis dissertatio" by Benedek Cetto (1731-1799). The editor Pray was university librarian at Buda and an eminent historian. He and Cetto exchanged several books concerning a theory that Cetto had first presented in 1776 about the origin of the Hungarians which he tried to support with evidence from Chinese sources. In the present work Pray criticizes his understanding of Chinese chronology, astronomy, literature and Confucian philosophy. The second part contains eight letters sent by the jesuit Haller von Hallerstein (1703-1774) from China to Europe. The important mathematician, astronomer and missionary Hallerstein had come to China in 1738 and won the esteem of the Emperor Kiang-long. For many years he held the post of Chief of the Department of Mathematics in Beijing. In the present letters he tries to correct several misunderstandings Cetto had gathered from Chinese sources. " "- Title with old inscription, only minor browning, else fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A view of society and manners in Italy . [TOGETHER WITH] A view of society and manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany.

      A. Strahan and T. Cadell London and 1779 1781 - First edition of first work, second edition of second work, together 4 volumes, 8vo., some light foxing, contemporary tree calf gilt, spines in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece to second, numbering roundels to fourth, others richly gilt, light wear to a couple of spine heads, a very attractive set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Comte rendu au Roi, par M. Necker, directeur général des finances. Au mois de Janvier 1781. Imprimé par ordre de sa Majesté.

      A Paris, de l?imprimerie royale. M. DCCLXXXI, 1781, - in-4to, 2 ff. (titre + table) + 116 p. + 1 grand dépl. ?Revenus / Dépenses? + 2 cartes dépl. en couleurs. (1: Carte des Tabelles / 2: Carte des Traités), tenus ensemble par une ficelle, sans reliure ou couv. de brochure, non rogné. (p.3/4 avec un coin arraché, sans perte de texte). Joint: Marquis de Montesquiou: Rapport fait a l?Assemblée Nationale au nom du Comité des Finances Le 18 Novembre 1789. Paris, Baudouin Imprimeur de l?assemblée Nationale 1789. Feuille de titre + 33 p. (+1), non rogné, sans couverture.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Collection complette de tous les ouvrages pour et contre M. Necker.

      Utrecht 1781 - Avec des notes critiques, politiques et secretes. 3 Teile in 1 Bd.(so vollständig). Mit 2 gest. Frontisp., 2 mehrf. gef. kolor. Kupferkarten u.a. mit der Karte der Salzsteuer (Übersicht nach Regionen in Frankreich). u. 3 Falttab. u.a. mit der Übersicht der Einnahmen und Ausgaben der königlichen Schatzkammer. Diese katastrophale Bilanz der Staatsfinanzen wurde 1781 erstmals Ludwig dem XVI vorgelegt und führte zur Entlassung von Necker. Auf einer weiteren Tabelle werden die unterschiedlichen Ansätze der Staatsfinanzierung von John Law und Jacques Necker verglichen. In den "Göttingische Anzeigen von gelehrten Sachen" wurde diese Ausgabe wie folgt angekündigt: "Diese Sammlung enthält alles, was in Frankreich für und wider Hrn. Necker . Finanzminister, witziges und unwitziges in Paris erschien, Vertheidigungen und Kritiken seiner Finanzverwaltung. und seine Religion gemacht, überall wird Herr Necker mit dem berüchtigten Law verglichen". Sehr gut erhaltene Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MATRIKEL ÖVER SVEA RIKES RIDDERSKAP OCH ADEL 1755-1850, 7 vol. samlade i 2 inbundna band

      Bok. Samlingstitel: "Matrikel öfwer Swea Rikes Ridderskap och Adel, författad och utgifwen med Historiske och Genealogiske Anmärkningar". Stockholm 1781-1850. Komplett, 7 volymer inbundna och samlade i två halvfranska band med marmorerade pärmar och förgylld ryggtitel. Register, tillägg och rättelser till varje del. Namnteckning på försättsblad samt vissa privata randanteckningar av genealogisk karaktär på insidorna. Ryggarna med vissa skador och nötningar, insidorna i mycket gott, helt och rent skick. BAND 1, VOLYM 1: Matrikel Öfwer Swea Rikes Ridderskap och Adel, Ifrån 1755 til närwarande tid, författad och utgifwen af Baron Johan Adam Rehbinder, Sthm 1781, (36)+508+(8)s; VOLYM 2: Matrikel Innehållande En Fortsättning om Swea Rikes Introducerade Ridderskap och Adel, jämte Adopterade och Introducerade Swenska Adeliga Ätter, samt de herrar och män, hwilke, dels såsom Kongl. Maj:ts och Rikets Råd, dels såsom Commendeurer, blifwit förflyttade uti Riddare-Classen), författad och utgifwen af Johan Adam Rehbinder, Sthm 1782, (38)+16, 68, 70+(22)s (totalt 214s); VOLYM 3: Matrikel Öfwer dem af Swea Rikes Ridderskap och Adel, som Ifrån år 1782 til närwarande tid blifwit Introducerade, samt Adopterade, och i Riddare-Classen flyttade, författad och utgifwen af Johan Adam Rehbinder, Sthm, 1794, (20)+252s; BAND 2, VOLYM 4: Matrikel Öfwer dem af Swea Rikes Ridderskap och Adel, som Ifrån År 1794 till närwarande Tid blifwit Introducerade, samt Adopterade, och i Riddare-Classen flyttade, utgifwen af Carl Fredric Rothlieb, Sthm 1807, (20)+396s; VOLYM 5: Matrikel öfwer dem af Swea Rikes Ridderskap och Adel, som Ifrån År 1807 till närwarande Tid blifwit Introducerade och Adopterade, författad af Carl Fredric Rothlieb, Sthm 1818, (14)+424s; VOLYM 6: Matrikel öfwer dem af Swea Rikes Ridderskap och Adel, som Ifrån År 1817 till närwarande tid blifwit på Riddarhuset Introducerade, författad af Carl Fredric Rothlieb, Sthm 1823, 154s; VOLYM 7: Matrikel öfwer dem af Swea Rikes Ridderskap och Adel, hwilka, Ifrån År 1823 till närwarande tid blifwit på Riddarhuset Introducerade, upprättad af Carl Gustaf Kröningssvärd, Sthm 1850, 202+(6)s.

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        System der vergleichenden Anatomie. T. 1-6 in 7

      Johann Friedrich Meckel der Jüngere (* 17. Oktober 1781 in Halle 31. Oktober 1833 ebenda) war ein deutscher Anatom und gilt als einer der Begründer der Teratologie. Neu eingebunden in Ganzleinen. T. 2 in 2 Teilen. Komplett !!!!

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        Biblioteca española.

      Madrid, Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1781-1786.. First and Only Edition. 2 volumes. Large folio (35.5 x 24 cm.), contemporary marbled wrappers (spines chipping, lower wrapper of volume I nearly detached), in recent crimson quarter morocco folding case with marbled sides. Ink notes in margin of I, 517; small wormholes in upper margin of several quires of volume II, not touching text. Overall in fine condition; uncut. (17 ll.), 668 pp., (84 ll.); (5 ll.), 748 pp., (1 l.). *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this extremely interesting bibliography of Iberian rabbinical literature, a landmark in the development of Spanish bibliography. The first volume contains copious notes and bibliographical accounts of the Sephardic rabbinical writers from the earliest times to the end of the thirteenth century; the intention was to continue the work to the author's own day. It has extensive quotations, some in Hebrew, from the authors listed. The second volume deals with Spanish Christian writers from the second to the end of the thirteenth century. The work is considered valuable in part for its references to manuscripts and unpublished books and poems. For example, the index of volume I includes a list of "Traducciones españolas mss. e impressas de toda la Biblia, y las de algunos de sus libros" (ff. Tttt3v-Xxxx1v). Rodriguez de Castro (1739-ca. 1795) was a Spanish Christian rabbinic scholar who was probably of Jewish descent. As librarian to the King of Spain (to whom he dedicated this work), he had access to the rich store of literary treasures at the Escorial. *** Palau 273764. Aguilar Piñal 1708. Salvá 2491. Heredia 8091. Yerushalmi, Introduction to the revised edition of Kayserling's Bibliografia española-portugueza-judaica p. xii. Sempere y Guarinos II, 163-4. Maggs, Spanish Books 880. Ticknor Catalogue p. 306. See also Aguilar Piñal, ed., História literária de España en el siglo XVIII, pp. 521-2 and throughout, and Fernández Sánchez, História de la bibliografía en España, pp. 105-7 and throughout.

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        Tableau de Paris.

      Chez Virchaux & compagnie; chez Samuel Fauche, Hambourg und Neuchatel 1781 - XIV, 400; 354 S.+1 Errata. Hldrbde. d. Zt. mit Rverg. u. Rsch. (Leicht berieb. u. best.). In den beiden Bänden sind bereits die Referenzen zum 1785 separat herausgebrachten Band mit den Kupfern von Dunker enthalten (Vgl. Sander 1339). Wegen des großen Erfolges erschien bereits 1782-1788 ein erweiterte Neuauflage die ebenfalls auf den Tafelband von 1785 referenzierte. Barbier IV, 636. Cioranescu 44474. Seltene Erstausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Critic: or, a Tragedy Rehearsed

      London: T. Becket, 1781. First edition, mixed state. Engraved title-page, lacking half-title and advertisements as often. ii, [iv], 98 pp. 8vo. 19th-century green morocco by Riviere. Extremities rubbed, some spotting. Bookplate. First edition, mixed state. Engraved title-page, lacking half-title and advertisements as often. ii, [iv], 98 pp. 8vo. There are five 1781 "editions" so denoted on the oft-missing half-title. In a note in the summer 1956 Book Collector Todd argues that these editions are in fact re-impressions and not separate editions. Sheets of the various printings seem to have been gathered and bound indiscriminately. This copy with signatures A & B conforming to impressions 1-2 and signatures D-F conforming to printings 3-6. With the following points: "f" descender intact above signature A; no press figures in gathering B; catchword "printing-" on p. 42 (eds. 3-6); press figures 52-3 and 62-6 (eds. 3-6); press figures 66-3 and 72-1. The Critic, a burlesque of contemporary stage conventions based on George Villiers' The Rehearsal, was first staged at Drury Lane in 1779. Rothschild 1846; Todd, The Book Collector (Summer 1956, pp. 172-3); Williams, pp. 222-3

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        Diario de las operaciones de la expedicion contra la Plaza de Panzacola concluida por las Armas de S. M. Católica baxo las órdenes del Mariscal de Campo D. Bernardo de Galvez.

      s.l.n.d. (Madrid ou Séville, 1781). - Petit in-4. 45pp. 1f. Broché, couverture muette de l'époque en papier décoré. Importante relation des opérations militaires menées en Floride pendant la guerre d'indépendance américaine, par les troupes espagnoles en provenance de Louisiane et de Cuba. La bataille de Pensacola marque l'apogée des efforts entrepris par le gouvernement espagnol pour récupérer la Floride perdue en 1763 par la signature du traité de Paris. C'est dans ce but qu'il se rangea aux côtés des insurgés et de la France, contre l'Angleterre. On connaît deux tirages de ce rare pamphlet, portant le même numéro de pages mais une composition différente: le premier passe pour avoir été imprimé à La Havane, et le second (celui-ci) aurait été imprimé à Madrid ou à Séville. Manque angulaire de papier à l'ensemble du volume, frôlant quelques lettres mais sans atteinte au texte. Bon exemplaire par ailleurs, dans son brochage d'origine en papier décoré. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        \"Das K.K. Lustschloss und der Garten Schönbrunn von der Hauptstrasse anzusehen\". Gesamtansicht des Schlosses, im Hintergrund die Gloriette, im Vordergrund lebendige Staffage mit einigen Reitern, Kutschen, Spaziergängern und ein Wachposten mit Soldat. Rechts im Eck ein Arbeiter mit Schaufel beim Entfernen von Steinen von der Straße.

       Altkol. Umrißradierung \"Nach der Natur gezeichnet und gestochen von C. Schütz in Wien, 1781\", 32,5 x 41,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXX, S. 317; Nebehay-Wagner 671, 19. - Der Zeichner, Kupferstecher und Architekt Carl Schütz wurde 1745 in Laibach geboren und starb 1800 in Wien. Er studierte an der Wiener Akademie, deren Mitglied er 1772 wurde. Berühmt wurde er durch seine bei Artaria erschienenen Wiener Ansichten. - Mit deutschem und französischem Titel. - In den breiten, weißen Rändern kleine professionell restaurierte Einrisse, sonst gut erhalten. Sehr selten. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Österreich

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        Lettre autographe à sa femme. Le sot témoin : « C'est un bien sot personnage que celui du témoin [...] rien dans l'univers pourrait m'engager à jouer un tel rôle »

      "It is a very foolish person that that of the witness [...] nothing in the universe could engage me to play such a role"Censored Autograph Letter from Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade written in a fine two-page handwriting addressed to his wife Renée-Pélagie. Several underlining, erasures and erasures.Without date, this letter was written at the beginning of March 1781 in the prison of Vincennes.The end of the letter was mutilated at the time, probably by the prison administration, which destroyed the licentious passages of the correspondence of the Marquis. The letter was found as it was at the opening in 1948 of the Marquis's trunk, which had been sealed by the family since 1814, and was published in this amputated form in the correspondence of the Marquis de Sade.Provenance: family archives.This letter relates one of the great prison obsessions of Sade: to take the air. "I have a need to be in the air that is above all that it is possible to imagine. "Serendipity, walks - banned since of June 27, 1780 - will be made a few days after writing this letter, March 9, 1781 or after thirty-six weeks of suspension, as evidenced by the letter of 18 March 1781 [LINK ]. The Marquis was always kept in his "sort of dungeon," and lamented his fate, not wanting to make his wife feel guilty: "I have an astonishing need for air, and I will certainly not pass the summer without succumbing to it, if you do not make me breathe more this spring . " Far from asking for a walk as usual, the Marquis in this implicit request emphasizes the physiological necessity of his request: "If I could only breathe the air three or four hours a day on the top of the tower, I would be happy, proof that it is not the sterile pleasure of a walk in a cemetery that tempts me, but the essential need to breathe. " .The letter is linked to the second major subject of Sadian prison life: the visits of Renee-Pelagie. "The first object of your letter to which I reply is that in which you propose to me to come and see." You certainly can not offer me anything more agreeable and useful to bring some consolation to my unhappy situation. " . The Marquis likes to imagine the re-establishment of a couple life adapted to the constraints of prison life: "You should, if you get that, come and take a cottage for your summer in Vincennes. " . Madame de Sade has not been allowed to see her husband since her arrest and their interviews will not be restored until July 1781, that is to say almost 4 years and ½ after her incarceration and only in the presence of the police clerk Boucher. The prospect of a chaperone encounter strongly displeases Sade: "You should, if you get this permission, first try to get it without witness, because these visits with a witness are a deadly embarrassment and boredom and, besides, you will agree, it is a very foolish personage that of the witness. He must be well persuaded that he is cursed, and that the devil take me away if, according to this certainty, nothing in the universe could induce me to play such a part. "The emergence of the theatrical lexical field, fetish genre Marquis, in his letter (" character "," play such a role ") here shows the permeability between fiction and reality and perhaps apprehended next to his work future. Indeed, in the coming novels, the characters of voyeurs will be invested with a primordial role: without them, the sadistic act has no legitimate existence. Thus Justine, the main character of the eponymous novel, occupies a central position; she is Sade's accomplice, but also the double of Sade, as Bernard Noël points out: "Justine is not only the" accomplice "of Sade: she is Sade ... (In Jean Paulhan, The Marquis de Sade and his accomplice , Editions Complexes, 1987). The Marquis, through the complaints expressed in this letter, already sketches this complex relation to the witness, subject in turn adjuvant and opponent.Assimilated to an emissary of power, he became fantastically the representative of the highest inquisitorial authority: the President of Montreuil. "I have no secret of State to confide in you. The Government , in spite of your mother, is nothing in this matter. I do not see why there is such a hardship in such visits to a husband and wife who have only to talk about their own affairs. " . This ubiquitous specter of the mother-in-law resurfaced in the letter when the Marquis evokes the functioning of the "house" , a picturesque name for the prison. He relates precisely to his correspondent his observations on the operation of the laundry system: "It seems exactly that it is a housekeeper who scolds the valets for neglecting the linen that is lent to them: multiplicity of little insolences authorized by the ingenious Bailli, who is visibly bribed by the president to accumulate in all manner of signals all these little infamies. " Thus the President of Montreuil is mixed with an anecdote of the daily prison and is once again at the origin of the transmission of a fatal signal. An essential component of Marquis's prison thinking, this language coded like the fantasized interpretations of the letters of his correspondents, nourish the hypotheses of researchers, philosophers, mathematicians ... and poets biographers. Thus Gilbert Lely considers that, far from being the symptom of a psychosis, the use of signals is a "defense reaction to his psyche, an unconscious struggle against despair where his reason could have sank without the help of a such derivative ". Absent from correspondence during his eleven years of freedom, these sibylline semantic strata, "a real challenge to semiological perspicacity" (Lever p.637), will reappear in his journal de Charenton.The end of the letter was mutilated, like many missives sent at that time. These amputations are the result of penal censorship, which systematically and minutely suppressed the licentious or insulting passages. Thus, in March 1781, Renee Pelagie advised her husband: "You ought, my dear friend, to reform your style so that your letters may reach me in their entirety. If thou speakest truths, it offends thee, and it is against thee. If you say falsehoods, you say: "There is an incorrigible man, always with the same head that ferments, ungrateful, false, etc." In any case, your style can only hurt you. So reform it. ". s.n. s.l. [Prison de Vincennes] s.d. (mars 1781) 15,9x20,1cm Un feuillet recto-verso

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        Revolution de l'Amerique. London, Lockier Davis

      1781 - 12mo, xii, 192, [2]pp, with portrait-frontispiece, contemporary blind wrappers, uncut copy [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Mélange de 4 Oeuvres : Compte rendu au roi par M.Necker, directeur général des finances, au mois de Janvier 1781 / Mémoire sur les administrations provinciales présenté au roi par M.Necker / Lettre de M.Necker au roi / Observations présentées au roi par les bureaux de l'assemblée de notables sur les mémoires remis à l'assemblée ouverte par le roi à Versailles, le 23 février 1787

      Imprimerie nationale 1781 - Compte rendu au roi par M.Necker, directeur général des finances, au mois de Janvier 1781, 116 pages plus cartes / Mémoire sur les administrations provinciales présenté au roi par M.Necker, 26 pages / Lettre de M.Necker au roi, 4 pages / Observations présentées au roi par les bureaux de l'assemblée de notables sur les mémoires remis à l'assemblée ouverte par le roi à Versailles, le 23 février 1787, 222 pages. Voir photos, livre rare, d'autres livres du XVIIIème siècle dans ma boutique, envoi rapide et soigné [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COLLECTION DE CENT-VINGT ESTAMPES, gravées d'après les tableaux & dessins qui composaient le Cabinet de M. POULLAIN, Receveur Général des Domaines du Roi, décédé en 1780. Précédée d'un Abrégé historique de la Vie des Auteurs qui la composent; DÉDIÉE A M. LE COMTE D'ORSAY. Cette suite a été exécutée, sous la direction du Sieur Fr. Basan, Graveur, par de jeunes Artistes des deux sexes, dont les talens se font connaître & accroissent de jour en jour. Le Sr. MOITTE, Peintre, en avoit fait les Dessins, D'après les Tableaux, avant la mort de ce célèbre Amateur

      - Paris, Basan et Poignant, 1781. 1 vol. in-folio: 22.5 x 29 cm, [3] ff., 22 pp., 120 pl. grav. Bien complet de toutes les gravures. Reliure de l'époque en veau marbré. Dos à 5 nerfs avec pièce de titre en maroquin brun. Entrenerfs à fers et fleurons dorés. Triples encadrements dorés de plats. Roulettes sur les coupes. Tranches dorées. Manque à la coiffe de tête et nerfs légèrement frottsé, gravure très fraîches et d'une incroyable qualité. Ce recueil d'estampes proposé par Basan lui-même est constitué de planches gravées sous sa direction et d'après des dessins de Moitte. Premier titre de Choffard, deuxième titre par Dambrun d'après Lebrun, et 118 tableaux de la collection de M. Poullain, classé par ordre alphabétique des peintres (légendes en tête de volume) gravés par Alix, Barns, Bertaux, Blot, Borgnet, Bretin, Brichet, Château, Châtelain, Colibert, Couché ,Dambrun, Delaunay jeune, Delignon, Desmoulins, Dequevauviller, Garreau, Godefroy, Goumas, H. Guttenberg, Guyot, Halbou, Hernery, Hubert, Legrand, Leveau, Mme Lingée, de Longueil, Macret, Maleuvre, Martini, Mathieu, Michel, Moitte, Patas, Picquenot, Ponce, Mme Ponce,Mlle Riollet, Schulze, Stagnon, le Tellier, Voyez, Weisbrod et Zentner.Cohen, 116-117 /

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        Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery; performed in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, illustrated with cuts, and a chart, shewing the tracts of the ships employed in this expedition. Faithfully narrated from the original MS.

      London: E. Newbery, 1781 - Octavo (208 x 123 mm). Mid-19th century purple half calf, decorative gilt spine, marbled sides, red speckled edges, drab olivine endpapers. Housed in a green cloth chemise and green quarter morocco slipcase. From the library of the noted bibliophile Frank S. Streeter (d.2006), with his oval book label; holograph coat of arms on preliminary blank. Spine sunned, binding rubbed at extremities, corner of Q3 torn away with loss of a few words, stain in margin at B1, map laid down, abraded lightly at folds (a couple of old tape marks), but withal a very good copy. Engraved folding frontispiece of the death of Cook, folding map, 4 plates (one folding, two by Royce after Dodd). First edition of the "first full account in English of Cook's third voyage, published anonymously to avoid legal action by the Admiralty" (Forbes). An attractive copy, with the points outlined for Forbes's state A (although "the exact priority not established"). "The author, John Rickman, was a second lieutenant aboard the Discovery (being discharged to the Resolution on August 23, 1779). While at China, Captain King (under orders from the Admiralty) took possession of and sealed all logs, journals, maps, and drawings, an action that Rickman describes on page 382. Despite this action, the author was somehow able to secretly retain a copy of his journal, which formed the basis of this text. It provides an important supplement to the official account of the third voyage published in 1784" (ibid.). Beddie 1607; Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 33; Hill 1453; Holmes 38; Howes 276; Parks Collection 64; Sabin 36707; Streeter 3474. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Anacreontis Teii Convivalia Semiambia

      ROMA: Ioseph Spalletti, 1781. rilegato. BUONO. 35 47. USATO

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        Die Nywe Testament van ons Heer Jesus Christus, ka set over in die Creols tael en ka giev na die ligt tot dienst van die Deen mission in America.Copenhagen, Heirs of Schultz, 1818. 8vo. Contemporary calf, blue sprinkled edges.

      Sabin 56364 (mixing up the Danish and German translations); Darlow & Moule 3458; Hesseling, Het Negerhollands der Deense Antillen, pp. 37-38; Van Rossem & Van der Voort, Die Creol taal, pp. 301-302. Second edition of a translation of the New Testament in Negerhollands, the creole language spoken in the Danish West Indies (Virgin Islands). It is a corrected and cheaper version of the first edition of 1781 with numerous new errors. Correspondence in the Danish State Archives suggests that 1200 copies were printed of this this second edition (Van Rossem & Van der Voort). Negerhollands had emerged as a language around 1700 among the slaves on the plantations. With most of the planters being Dutch, that language forms the dominant part of Negerhollands, with elements from Danish, English, French, Spanish and African languages. In the middle of the 18th century, German Herrnhutter missionaries and Danish Lutheran missionaries began converting the black slaves to Christianity. As the creole had become the dominant language on the islands, the missionaries learned the language and simultaneously created a more formal "high creole" for ecclesiastical matters. Binding worn, otherwise a very good copy.

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        Anotaciones a la Historia de Don Quixote de la Mancha por el Reverendo.Primera y Segunda Parte.

      1781 - En Salisbury: En la Imprenta de Eduardo Easton. 1781. 4º m., pasta valenciana posterior, rueda dorada en cantos y contracantos, lomo cuajado. 157 + 167 p. Sigue otra portada: Indices de nombres propios, de palabras notables, y varias lecciones, en entrambas partes de la Historia de Don Quixote de la Mancha. Por el Reverend. Idem ant. 175 p., aprox. Con un mapa grabado y plegado mostrando la Península Ibérica. Portadas grabadas. Excelente ejemplar. Forma parte de los tomos anotados a la Hta del Quijote por Bowle. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettre autographe à sa femme. Hommages à la Présidente : « Faire noyer vive l'exécrable coquine qui depuis neuf ans (...) suce mon sang... »

      s.l. (Vincennes) s.d. (circa 1781), 15,7x20,1cm, une feuille. - s.l. (Vincennes) s.d. (circa 1781), 15,7x20,1cm, une feuille. - lettera manoscritto autografo non firmato, una pagina scritta in inchiostro, bella scrittura su 31 linee. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Lettre autographe, non signée du Marquis de Sade adressée à sa femme. Une page rédigée à l'encre, écriture serrée sur 31 lignes. Cette lettre a été publiée dans la correspondance du Marquis de Sade. Provenance : archives de la famille. Cette lettre a été rédigée lors de l'incarcération de Sade à Vincennes, probablement en avril 1781, si l'on en croit les quelques repères temporels évoqués par le rédacteur lui-même. Le Marquis parle en effet de la fin de l'« exil de Marseille », faisant ainsi référence à la décision de la cour d'Aix-en-Provence qui, le 14 juillet 1778, casse le jugement pour débauche et libertinage, mais lui interdit d'habiter ou de fréquenter la cité phocéenne pour une durée de trois ans. Sade revient en outre sur l'un des épisodes marquants de sa vie, sa cavale italienne, qui eut lieu entre janvier et novembre 1776 : « il valait autant me tuer tout d'un coup ou me laisser dans le pays étranger quand j'y étais ». Le Marquis évoque également « l'étonnante faveur » qui lui est faite « de changer de bercail », c'est-à-dire sa possible translation au fort de Montélimar. En avril 1781, Madame de Sade obtient du Roi, par l'intermédiaire de son amie Madame de Sorans, l'autorisation que son mari soit transféré à la prison montilienne. Le Marquis explique dans la lettre : « je trouve qu'il faut être d'une belle impudence pour oser écrire à un malheureux qui souffre depuis neuf ans [...] de remercier bien humblement la personne qui lui obtint l'étonnante faveur de changer de bercail ». Sade fait sans doute ici référence à cette fameuse Madame de Sorans, dame de compagnie de la s

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        The Triumphs of Temper. A Poem in Six Cantos

      London, printed for J. Dodsley, 1781. Quarto, xii, 164 pages. William Hayley (1745-1820), 'English poet, patron of George Romney, William Cowper, and William Blake. His best-known poem, "Triumphs of Temper" (1781) was several times reprinted [in fact, there were eighteen editions to 1824]. Robert Southey said of him, "everything about that man is good except his poetry"' (Lord Byron and his Times digital archive). In this lengthy work, 'Hayley chronicled the trials and tribulations [Serena, the fictitious heroine] faced and how she overcame them by exercising her virtues of a pleasant nature and unfailing sweet temper. Her reward, in true eighteenth-century sensibilité style, is a good husband and happy marriage. Intended as a morality tale for the young and noble woman of the day, [the work] was very soon a hit among polite society's leading ladies' (Dulwich OnView website). Bound together with four contemporary works by Hayley, uniformly published with the Dodsley imprint. 1) 'A Poetical Epistle to an Eminent Painter'. 1779 (second edition, corrected and enlarged); iv, 84, [1] (addenda, verso blank). 2) 'Ode inscribed to John Howard, Esq., F.R.S., Author of "The State of English and Foreign Prisons"'. 1780; 19 pages plus an engraved frontispiece by Francesco Bartolozzi. 3) 'Epistle to a Friend on the Death of John Thornton, Esq.'. 1780 (second edition, corrected); 19 pages. 4) 'An Essay on History in Three Epistles to Edward Gibbon, Esq., with Notes'. 1780; [iv], 159 pages. Contemporary tree calf, gilt-decorated with a contrasting title-label on the spine; covers a little worn but very sound; light stain to the top margin of the first half of the volume (extending at most about a centimetre from the top edge); occasional offsetting; faint stains on a few openings from pressed flowers (left in place, as the pleasant surprise they afford outweighs any further harm they may do); scattered light foxing; overall in very decent condition. Various owners have left their mark: the armorial bookplate of William Balfour Crawford, the pencil signature of James Reid, Auckland, 13 June 1866, and the ink inscription by William Wilkinson, Thames Goldfield, 18 January 1872. Thames is located at the south-western end of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand's North Island. A cursory glance online indicates that Wilkinson was a founding proprietor of the 'Thames Advertiser' in April 1868; after a series of partnerships, he eventually sold out in the mid-188s. He was also mayor of the town from 1880-82.

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