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        Opuscules

      Counterfeiting of the Cazin edition of 1781 pieces of these erotic, songs and literary madécasses mixtures. According permission placed at the end of the second volume, this fourth edition was printed in 1500 copies. It is decorated with two titles-engraved frontispiece, marked "Fifth Edition", and 5 figures engraved with etching by Coulet. Copy on blue vellum.Binders later (XIX) in full blue morocco, decorated in Du Seuil, Hello signed. Back with five nerves ornate boxes, jewels, nets and gold lace. Sixfold framing gilded nets and florets spandrels on the boards. Net gilded underscore cuts and caps. Large golden lace supervision of marbled paper contreplats. All edges gilt. Some very tiny scuffs and slightly tarnished boards, otherwise fine copy.  Manoury Londres, et se trouve à Caen 1787 in-16 (7,5x12,5cm) 2 volumes reliés

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        A City Hunt and Hyde Park

      London 1781 - Black and white copper engravings. Engraved by James Bretherton. "City Hunt" framed Size: 27 3/8 x 68 1/2 inches. "Hyde Park" framed Size: 28 1/2 x 63 1/2 inches. These large copper engraved prints are rare and important examples of late eighteenth-century English humor by one of England's most celebrated artists, Henry Bunbury. Very few examples exist and they are not found in the Paul Mellon collection at Yale or listed in Siltzer. Their condition is remarkable, especially considering their scale and the difficulties associated with keeping such pieces intact for two hundred years. Henry William Bunbury (English, 1750-1811) is one of the most beloved English humourists. He enjoyed wide success and was perhaps best known for an amusing series entitled "Allusion aux mauvais cavaliers" which was popular with the masses and well received by Sir Joshua Reynolds. He exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy and executed plates for Robert Boydell's "Shakespeare Gallery." His work is in the collection of the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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        Manuscript Document, Covenant between John Bedell and his mother-in-law, Helethay Simonson, to share profits and expenses of jointly owned property on Staten Island

      Staten Island 1781 - 1 page. 1 vols. Folio. Eighteenth Century Staten Island Document. Contract to share profits and expenses on jointly held property including "the Farm lying at the East End of Staten Island?the Sale Meadow Lying at old Town?and two boats bought joytly betwee" them. The agreement stipulates that they share the expense of "Tilling the said lands, as also in the Manning and Equally Supporting said ferry boats?" and sharing the "Profits of the Tavern". Unusual piece of Staten Island history, in the midst of the American Revolution. Integral leaf present but torn along bottom edge, small stains here and there

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        Tagebuch einer Entdekkungs Reise nach der Südsee in den Jahren 1776 bis 1780 unter Anführung der Capitains Cook, Clerke, Gore and King

      Berlin: Haude und Spener, 1781. Octavo, with a frontispiece and a folding map, paper a little browned; original blue paper wrappers becoming worn, especially to chipped spine, but a very good copy. First German edition of Rickman's third voyage journal. A rare, important and early third voyage piece: the first publication of Johann Forster's German edition of Rickman's Journal of Captain Cook's last voyage, the surreptitious account of the voyage which had appeared in an English edition earlier the same year.Forster contributed an important introduction to the edition, including a discussion of Cook's character and how it led to his death in Hawaii, which is quite different to the almost universal heroic adulation of his contemporaries. This alternative and more questioning perspective is all the more pertinent since Forster had sailed as senior naturalist on Cook's second voyage and therefore wrote with the benefit of personal knowledge of Cook and first-hand experience of Pacific voyaging.Forster 'was vitally interested in the results of Cook's third voyage and particularly in communicating some of these results to an eager German public... Early in 1781 John Rickman, a lieutenant on the third voyage, anonymously rushed out his Journal... and one of Forster's well placed correspondents immediately sent off a copy to Halle, together with any supporting gossip he could glean... In publishing Tagebuch... Forster took the opportunity to announce for the first time in Germany his own plans for further papers on the natural history of the voyages [and attacked] some of his English 'enemies'. Banks, Solander, Forster and his son, we are informed, had really been civilising influences upon James Cook during the first two voyages; their presence had prevented Cook from being too harsh with the South Sea islanders. The absence of educated, scientific gentlemen on the third voyage had, in Forster's opinion, led to the tragedy of Cook's death on Hawaii. Even before the third voyage Cook, "a cross-grained fellow who sometimes showed a mean disposition and was carried away by a hasty temper", had developed an "overbearing attitude..., the result of having his head turned by Lord Sandwich"...' (Hoare, The Tactless Philosopher: Johann Reinhold Forster, p. 237).Besides his introduction, Forster included a substantially revised version of Rickman's map (he dismisses the original as simply a copy of the chart issued in the London Magazine for July and December 1780), and many footnotes to the text - "a quite valuable... contribution to the ethnology, geography and natural history of the Pacific" (Hoare, p. 238). Some of these notes are bitterly critical of British policies, while one attacks the campaign of the geographer, A.F. Busching, to rename the Bering Straits as 'Cook Straits', Forster arguing that Cook Strait in New Zealand was sufficient testimonial to Cook's navigational ability and that Bering was entitled to priority in naming the straits between America and Asia.This is a relatively uncommon title: Forbes, for example, could list only eight copies, of which two are incomplete.

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        DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNE' DE PHYSIQUE

      Paris, Leboucher / Lamy, 1781-1784. In-8 gr. (mm. 260x190), 3 voll. (di cui 1 di tavole), p. pelle bazzana coeva (con abras.), dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, tagli marmorizz. L?'opera è così composta: Vol. 1°: pp. (4),XVI,708 + 34 pp., con proprio frontespizio, contenenti ?"Observations sur les nouvelles découvertes aérostatiques, et sur la probabilité de pouvoir diriger les Ballons. Pour servir de Supplément à son Dictionnaire..?", Paris, 1784 - Vol. 2°: pp. (4),770 compreso l?'Errata - Vol. 3° (Planches): pp. VI, con 90 tavole inc. in rame, ciascuna con numer. figure. "Prima edizione". Brisson (1723-1806) iniziò la sua carriera scientifica come assistente di Reaumur, classificando e avendo cura degli esemplari della sua immensa collezione di storia naturale. La morte del suo mentore segnò la fine della sua carriera di naturalista e, su consiglio di Nollet, orientò i suoi studi verso la fisica sperimentale. In questo campo fece enormi progressi, collaborando con Lavoisier e succedendo in seguito a Nollet alla cattedra di fisica sperimentale del Collegio di Navarra. Influente propagatore delle più avanzate teorie del suo tempo, pubblicò con grande successo un libro di testo ed il presente dizionario, che contiene oltre ad una eccellente presentazione dei vari aspetti della fisica, anche una importante appendice sulla "machine aérostatique" di Mongolfier. Cfr. Poggendorff, 301 - Brockett, 2213a - D.S.B. II,475. Con bruniture interc. nel t.; le tavv. portano uniformi arross. per lo più marginali.

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        The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe: Volume I & II

      Harrison and Co. LEATHER_BOUND. Books are both in original leather boards with general wear. Volume one is in good condition with all contents, with some toning and soiling as expected for age. Volume two on the other hand has a couple of pages missing from front of book including the first two text pages which starts at page 159, contents has some soiling marks. Rear pastedown is tatty and hinges are lightly cracked. These books are very Rare highly collectible especially with their original boards. . Good. 1781.

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        Histoire philosophique et politique, des établissemens & du Commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. 1-10 + Atlas.

      - Geneve, Jean-Leonard Pellet, 1781. 8vo + atlas in 4to. Engr. portrait,+ III-XVI,+ 348 pp.+ 2 fold. printed tabs; engr. front.+ III-XII,+ 378 pp.+ 3 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-XI,+ (1),+ 372 pp.+ 3 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-XII,+ 308; engr. front,+ III-XI,+ (1),+ 259,+ fold. printed tab.; engr. front,+ III-XII,+ 308 pp.+ 4 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-XVI,+ 359 pp.+ 4 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-XII,+ 352 pp.+ fold. tab.; engr. front,+ III-VIII,+ 262 pp.+ 2 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-VI,+ 348 pp. Atlas: 22 pp.+ 50 engr. folding or double page maps [numbr. 1-49, but with two number 17]. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt with raised bands and beige and blue labels, marbled boards. 11 volumes. From the library of Ericsberg, with the book plate of Carl Jedvard Bonde. Brunet IV, 1126. Graesse VI, 40. A fine and uniformely bound set of Raynal?s important treaty on the overse trade. Guillaume Thomas Raynal (1713-96), French historian and philosopher. This work gives voice to his angry criticism of the colonial powers? treatment of the coloured peoples, and it was higly admired by contemporary abolitionists and revolutionaries. It was first published in 1770 in seven volumes, it was expanded and issued again over fifty times. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Projet concernant de Nouveaux Signes pour la Musique, Lu par l'Auteur à l'Académie des Sciences, le 22 Aout 1742

      Geneve. 1781. Octavo. Contemporary green boards with dark red leather title label gilt to spine.1 f. (half-title "Traités sur la musique"), 1f. (title), [5]-437, [i] (table), 1f. (folding plate "De tous les Tons et touttes les Clefs"), 1f. (blank) pp. Musical examples in text. A compilation of several of Rousseau's more important essays including the Projet as well as Rousseau's Dissertation sur la Musique moderne (p.27); Essai sur l'Origine des langues (p. 209); Lettre a M. l'Abbe Raynal (p. 326); Examen de deux principes avances par M. Rameau (p. 333) and the Lettre a M. Burney, suivie d'une Reponse du Petit-Faiseur (p. 375). Some mispagination following p. 208. First Edition. RISM Écrits pp. 723-731. Bound with: Anonymous. Principes de la musique vocale, Appliqués au chant des pseaumes, par demandes et réponses. Pour l'usage du collège de la ville de Neuchatel. Berne, 1764. 1f. (title), 3-15 pp. First (?and only) Edition. Very rare RISM Écrits, p. 972 (only one other known copy, in the Bibliotheque publique et Univ. Neuchâtel). Binding slightly worn, rubbed, bumped and chipped; endpapers moderately foxed. Lightly browned, with occasional light foxing and staining; several leaves with very slight loss to edges not affecting text; tear to folding plate repaired. . The Swiss philosopher and theorist, Jean-Jacques Rousseau "lived part of his life as a professional copyist, and apart from his operas and his scene lyrique Pygmalion, he also composed a symphony, several motets, a few instrumental pieces, [and] three albums of songs... Of more significance to musicians, however, are his writings on music..." Catherine Kintzler in Grove Music Online. Rousseau's Projet proposed "the elimination of the staff and note shapes altogether. In his reformed system, pitches were indicated in scale degrees and duration through an elaborate system of barlines and commas which marked individual beats..." Grant: Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era, p. 116.

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        Tagebuch einer Entdekkungs Reise nach der Südsee in den Jahren 1776 bis 1780 unter Anführung der Capitains Cook, Clerke, Gore and King.

      Haude und Spener, Berlin 1781 - Octavo, with a frontispiece and a folding map, paper a little browned; original blue paper wrappers becoming worn, especially to chipped spine, but a very good copy. First German edition of Rickman's third voyage journal. A rare, important and early third voyage piece: the first publication of Johann Forster's German edition of Rickman's Journal of Captain Cook's last voyage, the surreptitious account of the voyage which had appeared in an English edition earlier the same year.Forster contributed an important introduction to the edition, including a discussion of Cook's character and how it led to his death in Hawaii, which is quite different to the almost universal heroic adulation of his contemporaries. This alternative and more questioning perspective is all the more pertinent since Forster had sailed as senior naturalist on Cook's second voyage and therefore wrote with the benefit of personal knowledge of Cook and first-hand experience of Pacific voyaging.Forster 'was vitally interested in the results of Cook's third voyage and particularly in communicating some of these results to an eager German public? Early in 1781 John Rickman, a lieutenant on the third voyage, anonymously rushed out his Journal? and one of Forster's well placed correspondents immediately sent off a copy to Halle, together with any supporting gossip he could glean? In publishing Tagebuch? Forster took the opportunity to announce for the first time in Germany his own plans for further papers on the natural history of the voyages [and attacked] some of his English 'enemies'. Banks, Solander, Forster and his son, we are informed, had really been civilising influences upon James Cook during the first two voyages; their presence had prevented Cook from being too harsh with the South Sea islanders. The absence of educated, scientific gentlemen on the third voyage had, in Forster's opinion, led to the tragedy of Cook's death on Hawaii. Even before the third voyage Cook, "a cross-grained fellow who sometimes showed a mean disposition and was carried away by a hasty temper", had developed an "overbearing attitude?, the result of having his head turned by Lord Sandwich"?' (Hoare, The Tactless Philosopher: Johann Reinhold Forster, p. 237).Besides his introduction, Forster included a substantially revised version of Rickman's map (he dismisses the original as simply a copy of the chart issued in the London Magazine for July and December 1780), and many footnotes to the text - "a quite valuable? contribution to the ethnology, geography and natural history of the Pacific" (Hoare, p. 238). Some of these notes are bitterly critical of British policies, while one attacks the campaign of the geographer, A.F. Busching, to rename the Bering Straits as 'Cook Straits', Forster arguing that Cook Strait in New Zealand was sufficient testimonial to Cook's navigational ability and that Bering was entitled to priority in naming the straits between America and Asia.This is a relatively uncommon title: Forbes, for example, could list only eight copies, of which two are incomplete. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. Bericht mit U. ("G. A. Bürger mpr.").

      Altengleichen, 16. VI. 1781.. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Folio.. Geschrieben in seiner Eigenschaft als Amtmann in Altengleichen, eine Stellung, die er von 1772 bis 1784 bekleidete, an einen Vorgesetzten: "Es ist mir die lezte Lehns Resolution vom 18ten März d. J. allererst am 2ten dieses zugegangen, nachdem der Herr Senior General Major von Uslar ganz kurz zuvor eine Reise ins Zellische, Dannenbergische und andere Gegenden angetreten, die wahrscheinlich über 3 Monate dauern dürfte. Da ich nun mit den Erfordernissen zur neuen Belehnung, davon derselbe die hauptsächlichsten in Händen hat nicht versehen worden bin, so muß ich Euer Wolgeboren gehorsamst bitten, diesen Verzug bei Dero Frau Abtissin Hochwürdist Durchl. bestens zu entschuldigen und eine solche anderweite Prorogaton gütigst auszuwirken, binnen welcher es möglich ist, die Erfordernisse herbei zu schaffen. - Bei dieser Gelegenheit muß ich zugleich Euer Wolgeboren gehorsamst vortragen, wie bei der Belehnung ao. 1776 ein Lehnbrief von 1681 als ältester sich vorfindender, und einer von 1772 als jüngster, in Originalen, dem verstorbenen Advoc. Sievers zur Prodiction übermacht worden. Allein weder diese, noch auch ein neuer Lehnbrief sind zurückgekommen. H. Sievers sagt in einem Briefe an mich: daß sich die Ausfertigung des neuen Lehnbriefs wegen Mangels an Pergament noch etwas verzögern werde. Ob ich nun gleich in allem 55 rth. 21 gg. 10 d. an ihn übersendet, und damit seine sämtliche Lehns Ausgaben und geforderten Deserviten berichtigt und ihn um Quitung und General-Decharge verschiedentlich ersuchet, so ist mir dennoch keine Antwort geworden, bis mir unterm 3ten Jul. 1778 durch die Advocaten und Not. Münchmeyer die Nachricht zugegangen, wie H. Sievers mit Hinterlaßung eines Concurses vorlängst verstorben sey. Nun erbot sich zwar H. Münchmeyer in dieser Angelegenheit von neuem, jedoch auch gegen neuen Kosten Vorschuß zu Abhelfung der Mängel zu agiren. Allein meinen H. Principalen wolte der neue Kosten Vorschuß, nachdem einmal alles bei Heller und Pfennig abgetragen war, nicht zu Sinne. Wie jedoch kein Entschluß darüber zu Stande gekommen, und die Acten mir erst kürzlich wieder zu Handen gekommen, so ist diese Angelegenheit darüber bislang liegen geblieben. Da aber nunmehr zur neuen Belehnung jene Lehnbriefe besonders nötig seyn wollten, als sich in der gemeinschaftlichen Familien Registratur kein andrer als von 1700, der schadhaft und daher unleserlich ist, vorfindet; So habe ich Euer Wolgeboren gehorsamst bitten sollen, mir gütigst wegen der Lehnbriefe Erläuterung [?] zu geben, indem es möglich ist, daß sowol die Alten, als der neue in hochfürstl. Canzlei sich noch befinden [...]."

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        Les Infortunes du jeune Chevalier de La Lande, mort a Lausanne le 1 Fevrier 1778. Angebunden sind 2 weitere Titel (siehe unten). EA. - Edition originale.

      Paris (d. i. wohl Lausanne), ohne Verlag, 1781. - VIII, 112 S. Mit gest. Titelvignette von F. Zimmerli. 8°, Halblederband der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild - Rückenschild mit dem gepr. Text "Romans Francais 1". Angebunden sind: 2. Christian Friedrich Schwan (hier anonym): Le Suedois exile ou Lettres curieuses et amusantes trouvees dans le portefeuille d un Suedois. Recueillies et publiees par C. F. S. EA. - Edition originale. (168 S., 8°). Frankfurt und Leipzig (Francfort et Leipzic), aux depens de l Editeur, 1768 / / / 3. Anonymus: Memoires d un Militaire, depuis l annee 1735. jusq au Quartier-d Hyver de 1758. Par Mr. R*****. EA. - Edition originale. (211 S., 8°). A Wesel & par-tout (fingierter Druckort ?), chez les Libraires, 1759. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen; Deckel etwas beschabt (Stehkanten mit Bezugspapierfehlstellen); Lederecken mit kleinen Bezugsfehlstellen; Vorsätze leimschattig und etwas gebräunt; Schmutztitel des ersten Titels etwas leimschattig; gest. Titelvignette des 1. Titels ankoloriert (ein Kleidungsteil blau koloriert); manchmal etwas stockfleckig und gering gebräunt; 2 Blätter des 1. Titels mit schwachem Wasserfleck in der unteren Ecke; alter Namenszug auf der Titelei des 2. Titels; Initialenstempel auf der Titelei des 3. Titels; Vordervorsatz mit Inhaltsverzeichnis von älterer Hand. 3 Titel in 1 Band. Zu 1 (Bridel: Les Infortunes.): Anonym erschienener Briefroman in der Art von Goethes Werther. Verfasser ist der schweizerische Theologe, Orientalist und Schriftsteller Jean-Louis Bridel (1759-1821), nicht, wie teils vermutet (Barbier etc.), sein Bruder Philippe Sirice Bridel (1757-1845). Vgl. Barbier II, 8632 / zu. 2 (Schwan: Le Suedois exile.): Anonym erschienenes Werk des bedeutenden Buchhändlers und Verlegers Christian Friedrich Schwan (1733-1815). Holzmann-Boh. IV, 4090 (dort fälschlich 1767 als Erscheinungsjahr)/ zu 3 (Memoirs d un militaire.): Anonym erschienenes Werk - die Verfasserschaft ist ungeklärt. Nicht bei Holzmann-Bohatta und Barbier. FR [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Notizie storiche ella città e dello Stato di Mantova [..]. Tomo primo [ - secondo].

      per l'Erede di Alberto Pazzoni 1781-1782 2 volumi in - 4º (cm. 30,5), splendide legature d'amatore di primo '800 in p. pelle spugnata con filetti e titolo in oro su tasselli ai dorsi, piatti inquadrati in doppio filetto in oro con al centro intarsi in p. pelle verde decorata a secco, tagli spruzzati, risguardi marmorizzati; pp. VIII 380, VIII 402 [2 bb.] in perfetto stato, su carta greve freschissima, crocchiante, con bella vedutina di Matova (disegnata da Bottani e incisa in rame da Frey) ripetuta a entrambi i frontespizi, 1 tavola in rame ripiegata f.t. al primo tomo (mappa della città incisa da Brighenti) e 1 tavola in rame f.t. al secondo tomo (ritratto della contessa Matilde). Un foro al margine bianco della sola carta G7 e uno più piccolo all'ultima del primo tomo con trascurabile fastidio; lievissima gora al margine di sole due carte al secondo tomo. Edizione originale di opera importante di storia municipale, non posseduta dal Lozzi che la cita dal catalogo Bocca. Cfr. Platneriana 193. Superbo esemplare.

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        La nouvelle Héloise, ou Lettres de deux Amans, Habitants d'une petite Ville au pied des Alpes; recueillies et publiées par J.J.Rousseau. [7 Bände.]

      A Londres, 1781. - Deckel- und Stehkantenfileten und floraler Innenkantenvergoldung, Ganz-Goldschnitt, Klein-8°. - *Wunderschöne Ausgabe! - KNLL 14, S.393ff: "Sprachliche Ausdruckskraft (lyrisches Pathos in den Briefen der Liebenden, ruhige Sachlichkeit in den Mitteilungen der anderen) und Aktualität der Gedanken [.] auf der Grundlage eines gegen die historisch gewachsene Sozialstruktur gerichteten Gesellschaftsentwurfs bewirkten eine in der Geschichte des Romans beispielhafte geistige Ausstrahlung und Nachwirkung." - Mit falscher Paginierung in Band 5: Seite 274 statt 272. (6) LXIII (1), 144; (6) 211 (3); (10) 256 (2); (6) 199 (3); (6) 273 (5); (2) 248 (2); (6) 264 (2) Seiten mit Frontispiz und 11 Kupfertafeln von Delvaux nach Moreau, Bütten, braune Ganzlederbände mit Rückenvergoldung,

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        Histoire universelle des Theatres de toutes les nations, depuis Thespis jusqu'a` nos jours; par une Société de Gens de Lettres

      Paris: Chez les auteurs. La Veuve Duchesne., 1779 - 1781. - 13 vols. in 12, 8vo, 44 engr. plates (including 12 fldg.), cont. quarter calf, gilt, marbled sides, brown leather title labels, bindings rubbed with occasional chipping, damage to rear joint of vol. 10, some minor chipping to a few other joints but overall a sound set. [With the scarce thirteenth volume, which is apparently often missing, bound after vol. 12] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Genera of Birds. WITH Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux. WITH Indian Zoology

      London. & London: Fleet-Street. & London: B White. & B White & Son. & Robert Faulder, 1781 3 vols in 1. In full c 1790 basket weave calf, decorative gilt edge tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spine, faded, gilt tooling and titles. Internally, red marbled endpapers, Genera, engraved titlepage, [4], (1), (ii-xxv), [1], [1], 2-68 pp, 16 pls. Oiseaux, 1st Eng ed, eng index titlepage, 9 only, [1], [3], (iv-vii), [1], [1], 2-122 pp, [1] adverts, [1], 1 pl. Zoology, 2nd ed, eng tp, (viii), [2], 3-27, [3], 31-161 pp, [1], [1] addendum, 17 pls, Includes ’An essay on India, .. Translated from the Latin of John Reinhold Forster, by John Aikin, M.D.. Text block edges gilt, armorial bookplate to fpd, crack to top inch of each joint, browning and offsetting. (ESTC T862. Graesse 191.Alibone 1554. ESTC T856 ). Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer. See ODNB.

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        Geschichte der Fische, welche derselben äussere und innere Beschaffenheit und in Klassen und Ordnungen abgetheilte Gattungen enthält. Aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt von Karl Freiherrn von Meidinger

      Joseph Gerold, Wien 1781 - Halbleder 312 S. Mit 4 Stichen auf Klapptafeln, Einband altersgemäß bestoßen und angescheuert, Einband innen mit Wasserrändern. Fotos auf Anfrage [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Befestigungsanlagen vom Castill de Sant Felip ('Plano Del Castillo De San Felipe, Y De Sus Cercanias, Situado en la entrada de la Ria que bana á Puerto Mahon, en la Isla de Menorca. Por Don Tomas Lopez, Geografo de los Dominios de S.M. Madrid ano de 1781.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1781, 37 x 42,5 Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 58. - Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare plan! Zeigt das Castillo de Sant Felip an der Hafenausfahrt von Maó auf der Baleareninsel Menorca. - Rechts neben dem Plan Titel und Erklärungen. - Französisch-spanische Truppen eroberten und zerstörten die Festung im Jahre 1782, im Glauben, die Insel später mit den Briten gegen Gibraltar tauschen zu können. - Extrem seltener Plan der Befestigungsanlagen vom Castell De San Felip! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Plano Geometrico De La Ciudad De Gibraltar Con las obras nuevas, que han construido los Ingleses; nuestras nuevas Baterias, y la Lignea que se construió de spues de levantado el sitio, el ano de 1727. Por D. Thomás Lopez, Pensionista de S. M. Ano de 1781.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1781, 38,5 x 38,5 Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 40. - Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 154. - Karte von Gibraltar; darüber 2 das Felsenmassiv von Gibraltar von der Ostseite und Gesamtansicht der Stadt von der Westseite. - Unter der Karte Titel, Erklärungen und Legende. - Extrem seltene Karte in tadellosem Zustand! Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare map Gibraltar in mint condition! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Weckoskrift för Läkare och Naturforskare. I:a - IV:de Bandet.

      - Stockholm. Tryckt hos Pet. Hesselberg 1781. (I-II bandet). Stockholm, tryckt uti Kongl. Ordens-Tryckeriet År 1783. (III-IV bandet). Graverat titelblad,(2),400,(16) s. + graverad plansch; graverat titelblad,397,(25) s. + 2 graverade planscher, varav en utvikbar; (2),400,(14); (2),408,(29),(blank) s. Fyra samtida halvskinnband i kalv. Bit borta vid ryggens huvud på del 3 och 4 samt vid ryggens fot på del 1 och 4. Inklistrade auktionspappersremsor på främre pärms speglar. Försättsbladen har fastnat i limmet med följd att det blivit mindre hål i tre av bladen. Samtida anteckning i nedre marginalen på sidan 289 i del 1. Mindre fuktfläck i inre marginalen från början till sidan 30 i del 3. Namnteckning Birger Kiellman på försättsbladen och ?? Collin på tielbladens baksida. *Lundstedt Del I. 238. Band 1-7 utkom 1781-86 fortsatt med förändrad titel och utgivningssätt men i oavbruten bandserie av: Läkaren och Naturforskaren 1787, 88, 91, 94, 97, 1804, 1805 och 1807. [#\117447]

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        Le Sopha, conte moral, par M. de C***. Nouvelle édition

      Londres (Paris, Cazin) 1781 - Deux volumes in-16 (126 x 80 mm.), veau fauve marbré, dos lisse orné, pièces de maroquin vert, triple filet autour des plats, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Ouvrage de la collection " Bibliothèque amusante ". (reliure usée, frottements aux charnières, coupes et coins, restaurations aux coiffes, rousseurs). // Two volumes 16° (126 x 80 mm.), fawn marbled calf, smooth spine tooled in gilt, green morocco labels, triple fillet border on covers, inner dentelle, gilt edges (contemporary binding). This edition is part of the " Bibliothèque amusante " collection (diverting library). (used binding, rubbings on hinges, turns-in and corners, restorations on top and bottom of spine, brownings).

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        A Voyage Round the World... Drawn up from Authentic Papers. By an Officer on Board

      London: printed for W. Lane, 1781. Quarto, with the cancel second-issue title-page slightly shorter than the text-block (as common); a very good copy in old maroon cloth with spine label. "The Officer": one of the earliest published accounts of the Antarctic. Very rare: one of the most uncommon of any of the surreptitiously published accounts of sailing with Cook. Originally published in 1776, this second issue is the first to refer to the work as being written by "an officer on board" on the title-page and is noted by the great Cook bibliographer Sir Maurice Holmes as being "of extreme rarity".In July 1772 Cook, now promoted to the rank of Commander, set out once more for the southern Pacific in the Resolution, with the Adventure alongside. This voyage was particularly important since Cook made the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle in search of the elusive Southern Continent.First published a full year before the official account, this was considered to be the first serious report of Cook's second voyage. However, having consulted on the matter with Cook himself, in October 1776 the Monthly Review published a damning list of fifteen falsely reported events in the work. As a result, in the two centuries since, the critics have fallen over themselves in their rush to dismiss the book out of hand, but Beaglehole - unsurprisingly - is the most even-handed, describing it as a "palpable fake" but with the significant concession that "it recounts a few incidents not otherwise known, which do not seem out of key with the voyage as a whole." A close reading of the work completely confirms that several passages describe events in a broadly accurate, if slightly over-heated, way, making it extremely likely that the original source material derived from someone who had sailed with Cook. That being the case, "authorship" is a hotly-contested question. The work first appeared in 1776; this second issue differs only in its altered title page and is otherwise unchanged, using the original printed sheets of the first issue. It was almost certainly rejigged as an apparently new work dated 1781 in response to news of Cook's death in Hawaii, which had reached England in 1780.

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        Miscellaneous Tracts - 1781. Full Calf Binding

      Printed by John Chambers, Dublin 1781 - Very Good. See description and scans. Dublin: Printed by John Chambers, 1781. Containing, I. A Defence of the Divinity of Christ and the Immorality of the Soul. II. Loyalty Asserted. III. An Address to the Common People of Ireland. IV. Remarks on a Letter Written by Mr. Wesley, and the Defence of the Protestant Associations. V. Rejoinder to Mr. Wesley's Reply to the Above Remarks. VI. Essay on Toleration. In which are introduced The Rev. John Wesley's Letter, and the Defence of the Protestant Associations. Second Edition. xvi, 397, [2, ads.]. Full calf, red leather spine label lettered in gilt, spine gilt. Inoffensive wear to joints, corners and edges. Minor foxing, most notable at endpapers. Still retains its dark green pagemarker ribbon. See scans. A solid very good; for a book this age, better. L18n [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plano De La Isla De Menorca; con expresion de las disposiciones dadas para el desembarco del Exército Espanol del mando del Excmo. Sr. Duque de Crillon; igualmente que de las que no se puddieron executar por la contrariedad de los vientos':.

      - Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, 1781, 46,5 x 43 Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 57. - Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare map in mint condition! Zeigt die Baleareninsel Menorca. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Unten links Erklärungen. - Unter der Karte ausführlicher Text und Erklärungen in 4 Spalten. - Die Karte nicht signiert, wird aber Tomás Lopez zugeschrieben. - Extrem seltene Karte in tadellosem Zustand! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        A Voyage Round the World. Drawn up from Authentic Papers. By an Officer on Board

      printed for W. Lane, London 1781 - Quarto, with the cancel second-issue title-page slightly shorter than the text-block (as common); a very good copy in old maroon cloth with spine label. "The Officer": one of the earliest published accounts of the Antarctic. Very rare: one of the most uncommon of any of the surreptitiously published accounts of sailing with Cook. Originally published in 1776, this second issue is the first to refer to the work as being written by "an officer on board" on the title-page and is noted by the great Cook bibliographer Sir Maurice Holmes as being "of extreme rarity".In July 1772 Cook, now promoted to the rank of Commander, set out once more for the southern Pacific in the Resolution, with the Adventure alongside. This voyage was particularly important since Cook made the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle in search of the elusive Southern Continent.First published a full year before the official account, this was considered to be the first serious report of Cook's second voyage. However, having consulted on the matter with Cook himself, in October 1776 the Monthly Review published a damning list of fifteen falsely reported events in the work. As a result, in the two centuries since, the critics have fallen over themselves in their rush to dismiss the book out of hand, but Beaglehole - unsurprisingly - is the most even-handed, describing it as a "palpable fake" but with the significant concession that "it recounts a few incidents not otherwise known, which do not seem out of key with the voyage as a whole." A close reading of the work completely confirms that several passages describe events in a broadly accurate, if slightly over-heated, way, making it extremely likely that the original source material derived from someone who had sailed with Cook. That being the case, "authorship" is a hotly-contested question. The work first appeared in 1776; this second issue differs only in its altered title page and is otherwise unchanged, using the original printed sheets of the first issue. It was almost certainly rejigged as an apparently new work dated 1781 in response to news of Cook's death in Hawaii, which had reached England in 1780. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Sopha, conte moral, par M. de C***. Nouvelle édition

      Deux volumes in - 16 (126 x 80 mm.), veau fauve marbré, dos lisse orné, pièces de maroquin vert, triple filet autour des plats, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Ouvrage de la collection " Bibliothèque amusante ". (reliure usée, frottements aux charnières, coupes et coins, restaurations aux coiffes, rousseurs). / / Two volumes 16° (126 x 80 mm.), fawn marbled calf, smooth spine tooled in gilt, green morocco labels, triple fillet border on covers, inner dentelle, gilt edges (contemporary binding). This edition is part of the " Bibliothèque amusante " collection (diverting library). (used binding, rubbings on hinges, turns - in and corners, restorations on top and bottom of spine, brownings).

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        VIAGGIO PER TUTTE LE ANTICHITA’ DELLA SICILIA

      Napoli, Stamperia Simoniana, 1781. In-8 (mm. 236x177), p. pergam. coeva, tit. oro al dorso, pp. 200, con bella antiporta che raffigura un reperto archeologico e un visitatore a cavallo in primo piano con l?'Etna sullo sfondo, a destra un elefante con la piramide sul dorso (?"ù liotru?" simbolo di Catania); e con un ritratto dell?'A., Ignazio II principe di Biscari, entro cornice circolare, incisi in rame da Antonio Zacco, su disegno di A. Majer. Vera e diligente guida per i forestieri che passa in rivista le principali città; infatti il Mira conferma che godette di grande successo tra i viaggiatori. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Mira,II, p. 194 - Lozzi,II,5060: ?"Non comune?" - Fera / Morlicchio,II,734: ?"Rarissima settecentina?". ?"L?'Autore, archeologo e mecenate nacque a Catania nel 1719 e ivi morì nel 1786. A lui si deve il ritrovamento ed il recupero dell?'Anfiteatro, la Curia, le Terme, ecc. della sua città. Fece ricerche archeologiche in tutta la Sicilia e delle statue, vasi, marmi fece una ricca collezione nella sua casa che trasformò in un museo. Fu accademico di varie Accademie, buon letterato e nello stesso tempo attento valorizzatore dell?'agricoltura, con opere di miglioramento fondiario e bonifica intelligenti?". Così Moncada Lo Giudici,1724. Con uniformi lievi arross. e fiorit. ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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        Methode pour apprendre a jouer en très peu de tems De la Flute traversiere, de la Flute à bec et du Haut-bois. Divisée en differents traités... Nouvelle Édition Augmentée des Principes de la Musique et des Tablatures de la Clarinette et du Basson Suivi d'un Recueil d'Ariettes choisies dans les plus beaux Operas Comiques; Menuets et autres jolis Airs ajustés pour deux Flutes traversieres Violons, ou pardessus de Viole, &c. par M.r Bailleux Ouvrage utile aux Commençants et à ceux qui veulent parvenir à l'execution des Sonates et Concertos, &c. Prix 9 [livre sign]... Avec Privilége du Roi

      Paris: Bailleux... Lyon Casteau... Bruxelle Godfrey. [1781]. Folio. Vellum-backed marbled boards with raised bands on spine. [i] (blank), [i] (frontispiece engraving of a young man playing the transverse flute), [i] (title within decorative border), [i] (publisher's catalogue), [ii] (alphabetical index to the "airs" in the volume), 5 (fundamentals of theory), 6-13 (flute method), 14 (engraving of recorder illustrating position of hands), 15-21 (recorder method), 22-25 (oboe method), [i] (blank), 27-79 (60 pieces of music of increasing difficulty, notated on two staves, arranged for two identical instruments), [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. The author is identified on the title as "M.r Hotteterre, le Romain Flute de la Chambre du Roi." The alphabetical index to the pieces ("airs") either credits the composer or the theatrical piece from which it is taken; if the original is texted, the index notes the incipit. The caption titles include some additional information but not always the incipit. Composers credited include Legat, "des deux soeurs Rivalles," Bailleux (15), Poutean, Capron, Rugi, Albanese, and Gaspard. With manuscript titling to upper board, "Recueil d'ariettes par [...]." Binding quite worn, rubbed and bumped. Leaves from p. 39 on stained at outer edge; minor dampstaining to lower margins of final leaves; ink stains to p. 9; other minor defects. . Very rare. RISM BVI p. 424 (lists two copies only, at the Staatsbibliothek Berlin and Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, both dated "c. 1765"). Lescat 596i (the same two copies, dated "ca. 1775"). Fétis IV, p. 374 (dated "vers 1765"). WorldCat lists microform only (without reference to whereabouts of original). Date according to publisher's catalogue (Johansson p. 17 and facsimile 8). The text of the three methods is the final, posthumous edition of Hotteterre's Principes de la Flute traversiere, de la Flute a bec, et de la Haut-Bois, first published as his op. 1 in 1707. Hotteterre's treatise, the earliest method for the flute, is a cornerstone of the literature.

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        Critik der reinen Vernunft (Critique of Pure Reason)

      Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga 1781 - Kant’s Masterpiece: Arguably the Most Important Philosophical Work in Modern TimesKANT, Immanuel. Critik der reinen Vernunft (Critique of Pure Reason), Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga, 1781. 1 blank leaf + TP + 2 leaves = Dedication + 8 leaves = Vorrede + 1 leaf = Inhalt + [1]-856 + 1 blank leaf; Octavo. First Edition [Warda 59]. Kant’s masterpiece, the book that made him world-famous, and arguably the most important book of philosophy published in modern times. "Kant’s great achievement was to conclude finally the line on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy’" (PMM, p. 137). Having been woken from his "dogmatic slumbers" by his reading of Hume, Kant went on to effect a "Copernican" revolution in philosophy – the effects of which have not yet subsided. In a letter to Mendelssohn, dated August 18, 1873, Kant claimed that the book was the result of twelve years reflection and that the writing was "affected within four or five months, the greatest attention being paid to the substance, but less regard being had for the form and for the interests of the readers who would understand it easily." Printing and the Mind of Man 226CONDITION: Contemporary half calf with light brown boards. Spine with raised bands forming six compartments. Author and title in gilt on a brownish/orange label with a gilt floral design in the other five compartments. The boards are lightly worn but the spine retains much of the gilt. Moderate foxing to TP and first few leaves, as usual, tightly bound copy. Overall, a beautiful copy of this most important high point in the history of philosophy. Very good or better. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Printing and the Mind of Man 226 PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung der Insel Sumatra, besonders in Ansehung des Handels und der dahin gehörigen Merkwürdigkeiten. Nebst einer neuen Original-Charta. Mit einer Vorrede von Gottlieb Benedict von Schirach.

      (Bohn),, Hamburg 1781 - Hamburg (Bohn), 1781. XXXII, 96 S. + einer mehrfach gefaltete gestochene Karte von Sumatra in 58 x 50 cm. späterer aufwendiger Halbledereinband auf 6 falschen Bütten mit feinem Stoffbezug. StaT, Kanten unbeschnitten, von ausgezeichneter Erhaltung. Absolut seltene EA dieser musealen Kostbarkeit. Fine and very rare second edition of the first book published on Sumatra, describing its foreign trading relations, geography, the Dutch trading places on the island and remarks on the English and Indian trade. The very interesting main text is preceded by the author's dedication to Owe von Hoegh Guldberg, privy councillor of the king of Denmark and Norway (III-X) and a preface by Gottlob Benedict von Schirach, dated Altona, 13 december 1781 (XI-XXXII). Adolphe Eschels-Kroon, originally from Denmark, served the VOC for 18 years of which 8 at Sumatra's west coast. There he travelled through regions which only few Europeans had seen up to that time StaT, Kanten unbeschnitten, von ausgezeichneter Erhaltung. späterer aufwendiger Halbledereinband auf 6 falschen Bütten mit feinem Stoffbezug.

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        The Earwig; or An Old Woman's Remarks on the Present Exhibition of Pictures of the Royal Academy: Preceded by a Petit Mot Pour Rire, instead of a Preface . . .

      London: Printed for G. Kearsly, 1781. - A satirical review of an imaginary exhibition by real artists at the Royal Academy, dedicated to Joshua Reynolds, a founder and the first president of the Academy. The anonymous author makes fun of the pretentions of the Academy and its guidelines in choosing members. In the preface, Petit Mot Pour Rire ("a small joke"), Academy founder Johann Zoffany is subject to a particularly unfriendly tale of how he acquired his fame. This is followed by the review of the fictitious paintings, with prefatory remarks on the "revolution of taste in the Polite Arts" ("the love of novelty is particularly remarkable . . .") and an addenda with an assessment of the new quarters of the Royal Academy at New Somerset House, where it moved in 1780. The author apparently was not a member of the Academy. 4to, recent red quarter morocco period style by Philip Dusel, marbled paper boards, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. ESTC T32385 records six copies in the British Isles and three in the US (Getty, HRC & Yale). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Auction catalogue of the books of the known bookcollector C.F.Temlers books in Copenhagen 23- april 1781.

      Havinæ typis viduæ L.N.Svare, 1781. 369 +17 pages pp. A fine and bright copy, with priceanottations regarding the books from before 1510. and a few more. Latin text. Owners bookplate. Bound in a contemporary fine half calf with raised bands and titellabel with goldprint. Første udgave.. 15041002

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        Ausführliche Beschreibung der Stadt Rom.

      Altona, Bohn, 1781. - Mit 15 gefalteten Kupfertafeln, 6 Blatt, 28, 356 Seiten (Seite 353 bis 356 in falscher Reihenfolge paginiert), 8 Blatt, Halblederband der Zeit, 23 x 18,5 cm, Einband leicht berieben, Vorsätze in den Ecken leimschattig, Ex Libris „Bibliotheca Carolo Jervarda Bonde", gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Georg Christian Adler (1734-1804) war Kirchenprobst zu Altona und gab 1775 die römischen Altertümer von Maternus heraus. Die Tafeln zeigen Karten, Pläne, Ansichten, Grundrisse und einem Plan von Rom aus der Vogelschau. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tagebuch einer Entdeckungs-Reise nach der Sdsee in den Jahren 1776 bis 1780 unter Anfhrung der Capitains Cook, Clerke, Gore und King.

      Berlin Haude und Spener ; 1781 - EA; ca 21x13 cm; (16) 357 Seiten mit 1 gest. Frontispiz und 1 mehrfach gefaltete Karte; Halbledereinband d. Zt. auf 5 echten Bnden mit etwas Rckenvergoldung (Einband an den Kanten st„rker bestoáen, am oberen Kapital etwas eingerissen, Rckenschild mit Fehlstellen, Vors„tze etwas leimschattig, in der Vorrede zwei Bl„tter mit kleiner Verklebung, dort etwas Buchstabenverlust, die Karte mit kleinem Randeinriá; sonst guter Zustand) Beschreibt Cook's dritte und letzte Reise, noch vor der offiziellen Buchver"ffentlichung erschienen. Dem Buch drfte das englische Original "Journal of Captain Cook's last Voyage" von 1781 zu Grunde liegen, die erste Ver"ffentlichung nach der Reise, ber dessen Autor Forster auch durch zahlreiche Korrespondenzen nichts erfahren konnte (siehe Vorwort). Der Autor war wohl John Rickman, Cooks 2. Lieutenant, der die Aufzeichnungen von Johan Ledyard, James Cook, W. Ellis und E. Newbery verwendet hat. 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Traité des Richesses,

      London and Lausanne: François Grasset,, 1781. contenant l'analyse de l'usage des richesses en général & de leurs valeurs; les principes & les loix naturelles de la circulation des richesses, de leur distribution, du commerce, de la circulation des monnoies & de l'impôt, & des recherches historiques sur les révolutions que les droits de propriété publies & particuliers ont éprouvées en France depuis l'origine de la monarchie. 2 volumes, octavo (190× 118 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, flat spines gilt in compartments, richly gilt with floral and foliage decorations, red and green morocco labels, titled and numbered in gilt, marbled endpapers, red edges. Half-title to volume I, titles with woodcut vignettes. Half-title to volume I and title to volume II each with a small library ink stamp, contemporary ownership inscription of Isore de Cauvigny to both volumes. Complete with the errata leaves at the end of volume I. Spine ends restored, fore-edge of rear board of volume I and corners worn; a very good copy. First edition, "extremely rare" (The New Palgrave), of "one of the most important contributions in the history of the development of mathematical economics" (Theocharis, Early Developments in Mathematical Economics, p. 62). "His book is remarkable for its mathematical treatment of production, capital, money and the theory of exchange" (Blaug). Although influenced by Physiocratic thought, he rejected the theory that only the land is productive and was in many respects surprisingly modern. Isnard was one of the first writers to attempt a mathematical definition and a mathematical proof of an economic equilibrium. For a detailed analysis of this pioneering work, see the long note by R. F. Hébert in The New Palgrave.

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        Compte rendu au Roi, par M. Necker, Directeur général des Finances. Au mois de Janvier 1781. Imprimé par ordre de Sa Majesté.

      Paris, Imprimerie du Cabinet du Roi, 1781. - (1) Bl., 116 S., (1) Bl., schöner neuerer Halbpergament-Band mit rotem goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und dreiseitigem Rotschnitt, gr. 8vo. Erste Ausgabe. (Einaudi 4094; Kress, B. 360). Im gleichen Jahr erschien noch eine Ausgabe mit der Angabe 'Imprimerie Royale', die zum öffentlichen Verkauf bestimmt war; der vorliegende Druck war dem Gebrauch am Hof vorbehalten. Mit einer gefalteten Tabelle und zwei gefalteten, altkolorierten Karten, die die Handelswege und Salzlagerstätten Frankreichs zeigen; ohne das nur wenigen Exemplaren beigegebene Portrait. Beigebunden: ders. : Mémoire donné au Roi . En 1778. En France, 1781, 31 S. und CASTRIES, MARQUIS DE : Discours au Roi, Au sujet de M. Necker. 4 S. - Auch innen schönes frisches Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        WIEN. - Schönbrunn. "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.

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        Five days before the Continental Army began their historic march to Yorktown, General Benjamin Lincoln arranges for additional militia to reinforce West Point ? part of Washington's elaborate ruse to fool the British occupying New York City which ensured the American victory

      Camp", August 14, 1781. 6.25" x 7.75". "Fine content Autograph Letter Signed, ""B:Lincoln,"" as Major-General, 1 page, 6.25"" x 7.75"", ""Camp,"" August 14, 1781, to Colonel William Shepard at Springfield, Massachusetts, arranging for additional Massachusetts militia to report to West Point, ""or to such other Place as the Commander in Chief directs..."" Light soiling along mailing folds, partial separation affects ""o"" in ""Lincoln,"" tear repaired on verso, else very good condition overall. Lincoln writes, in full: ""By the Law of our State, which ordered a Number of Militia to be raised for three Months, they are ordered to West Point or to such other Place as the Commander in Chief should direct.?" I have it in Command from His Excellency Genl. Washington to inform you that the Militia from the County of York should join the Militia from the Counties of Hampshire & Berkshire at Albany or wherever they may be Stationed, & that when they arrive at Springfield, you give your Orders accordingly."" Washington's original plan for the campaign of 1781 intended to utilize the 7,000 French troops stationed at Newport, Rhode Island to assist the Continental Army in an attack on British-occupied New York, after they learned that a large French fleet was sailing toward the mid-Atlantic. However, after reconnoitering the formidably defended island of Manhattan, Washington and Rochembeau decided at attack on New York would prove too costly. Learning that Cornwallis' army, which had been active in the Carolinas and Virginia, had fortified the town of Yorktown in Virginia, the two decided to make an attempt to corner the British forces there. Since the British still commanded a large body of troops and ships at New York, Washington had to deceive General Henry Clinton into believing that the joint Franco-American force still intended an attack on the city. The French constructed bake ovens in New Jersey making it appear that they were planning for a prolonged siege, while both armies conducted feints against the city. To augment numbers, militia from states as far as Massachusetts were summoned to swell the ranks of what was in essence a phantom army besieging New York. The ruse proved incredibly successful. Clinton, convinced that Washington intended to attack New York, delayed a large naval expedition to bring much-needed reinforcements for Cornwallis at Yorktown. Clinton learned of Washington's true intentions when he heard news of the Continental Army marching through Philadelphia. By that time it was too late. French naval ships had closed Chesapeake Bay. Clinton dispatched a large naval force under Admiral Hood, but the French Admiral DeGrasse won a narrow tactical victory, but also allowed another French squadron, laden with heavy siege artillery, to enter Chesapeake Bay unmolested?"essentially sealing Cornwallis' fate. At Yorktown, Lincoln commanded the Second Division at Yorktown. At the surrender ceremony on October 19, 1781, as second in command of American forces, he accepted the surrender sword from British General O'Hara, Cornwallis' second in command. "

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        Douglass & Aikman's Almanack and Register for the Island of Jamaica:

      Kingston: Douglass & Aikman,, 1781. calculated For the Year of our Lord 1782, From the Creation of the World, 5786, And of the Julian Period, 6495; being the Second after Bissextile or Leap-Year. Octavo (149 × 91 mm). Original tan calf wallet binding, raised bands to the spine, gilt chain-link rules, date gilt in the second compartment, single chain-link panel to both boards and the flap, a pocket inside both boards. Housed in chemise in a black morocco-backed black cloth drop-back box, title gilt to smooth-polished black morocco label. 92 pages, plus 5 leaves unpaginated of currency conversion tables, the almanac proper entirely interleaved with blanks, and 34 blanks at the rear. Somewhat worn and a touch stained, upper joint starting at the tail, short split at the tail of the fold of the flap, internal binding a little cracked after the final leaf of the text, spine correspondingly creased and just starting, light browning, but overall a very good copy in excellent unrestored contemporary condition. Extremely uncommon. Printed and published by David Douglass and William Aikman, Loyalist refugees from the Revolution in America ?- Douglass from Charleston, Aikman from Annapolis - this almanac includes, at the conclusion of the calendar proper, on the verso of the leaf bearing a Jamaican historical chronology - a "Kalendar of Months, Sabbaths, and Holy Days, the Hebrews or Jews observe & keep, for the Years 5541 and 5542 of the Creation", with the names of the holidays and the months printed in both English and Hebrew types. This page represents one of the very earliest specimens of Hebrew type in a publication produced in the Western Hemisphere intended for the use of Jews. Judah Monis's Grammar of the Hebrew Tongue of 1735 was a textbook for the instruction of biblical students at Harvard, while the first book published in North America, set with Hebrew type intended for a Jewish readership was probably the 1816 Philadelphia-published Order of Service containing "an Acrostic hymn in Hebrew" (Singerman 262), over thirty years after this almanac. In his study of DeCordova's Reason and Faith, (Kingston: Strupar and Preston [for Subscribers] 1788) Korn calls for serious investigation "of the relative significance of the Jewish communities in the West Indies during the eighteenth century in contrast to the settlements on the North American mainland" and describes how beginning with "the 1776 Jamaica almanac published by James Fannin in Montego Bay, the compilers of such guides included a Jewish calendar, pages which listed the Holy Days, holidays, the first days of the Hebrew months, and other such details", which he sees as a clear "indication of the importance of Jewish residents in the eyes of Christian Jamaicans" ("The Haham De Cordova of Jamaica" in American Jewish Archives, November, 1966, p. 141). However, the earliest examples printed "these Jewish data in English type", the first to utilize Hebrew type was Ann Woolhead's 1779 Almanac published in Kingston - no copy traced on current library searches, but a copy was apparently formerly in the library of the American Antiquarian Society - "thenceforth, all the printers of eighteenth-century almanacs which the writer has been able to examine in the West Indies Research Library … utilized Hebrew type …" (p142). That Douglass and Aikman - "Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty" ?- who are described by Cave as "extraordinarily good businessmen" ("Printing in Eighteenth-century Jamaica" in The Library, September 1978, p194), should adopt this practice is clear confirmation of Korn's inference relative to the perceived importance of the Jewish community in Jamaica at this time. Almanacs are by their very nature ephemeral, a functional reference and notebook, pocket-carried for their year of currency and then most often discarded; and those produced locally for a small readership, in a climate unforgiving to books, the more so. Don Mitchell's on-line West Indian Bibliography describes all issues of Douglass & Aikman's almanacs as "rare"; BL has two copies, one for 1781 and an imperfect copy for 1783 "wanting many leaves"; OCLC locates copies of the present edition at Oxford and in the library of the Society of the Cincinnati; just two appearances of any edition - 1781 - traced at auction, neither of these in the original binding, the most recent of them making in excess of $50,000 in 2005. This copy is favoured with an extremely intriguing provenance, and includes some highly revealing memoranda recording the business and personal transactions of one of the influential group of Scots "sojourners" who were key in the development of the economy of the West Indian colonies. As early as 1777 a Scottish merchant told Ezra Stiles, the President of Yale College, that "in Jamaica the Scotch had got Two Thirds of [of the land] mortgaged or otherwise engaged to them or was owned in Scotland" (Dexter, The Literary Diary of Ezra Stiles, II, p227-8). The title page here bears the ownership inscription of James Duthie, Esq. and the interleaves and blanks have 46 pages of his notes concerning the employment and payment of "Negroes" in work on various estates; lists of purchases both personal and business; accounts due; and of cash loaned, collected, and "carried to Town" on the behalf third parties. From Sheridan's description of the West Indian plantation society of the time, it seems that Duthie's role would have been that of attorney; "The proprietors or island nobility were for the most part absent. Plantation attorneys, some with many estates under their care, formed the squirearchy of the island … In the absence of the proprietor, the attorney had the oversight of the plantation. Among other things, he ordered the plantation supplies, purchased slaves, and superintended the shipment of sugar and rum. He carried out the instructions of his employer, hired and fired the overseers, inspected the plantation records, and reported on the general conduct and performance of the plantation. Besides his handsome commission, the attorney enjoyed various perquisites which made his position eagerly sought after" ("The Role of the Scots in the Economy of the West Indies" in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 292, 1977, p94-5). The first detailed memorandum is verso of the front free endpaper and records; "Two of the Retreat Masons came to work with me Albion [Estate] 11th January 1782 @ the Rate of £30 per year. Gave the following Neg[ros]One Bitt [about 7½ pence in local currency ?- there is a conversion table of riyals and bits into local pounds and pounds sterling included in the almanac] in part of their allowance" followed by a list of 19 names. The Retreat and Albion are two of the estates that Duthie appears to have had oversight of, later accounts lists include around 15 named estates or individuals, including the Beckford Roaring River Estate. The amounts represent considerable sums, in Duthie's accounts due notes for May 1782 over £214 is owing for Albion ?- "one of the largest sugar estates in the old parish of St. David" (Higman, Jamaica Surveyed, p139) - which would approximate to around £13,500 in current buying power, and William Ross Esqr., later Attorney-General of Jamaica, owed around £406 or £25,500. His personal expenditure is equally revealing, his purchases including foodstuffs - "Four capons, hamm, flour, half a Barrell of Pork" - household goods, "Cups & Sausirs, Salt Sellars, Tea Pot Sugar Dish & Milk Pot" - clothing and fabrics - "Two hats, bullion loop and cord, Hatt for Jack, Bonnet for child". The impact of the conflict in America can also be noted in Duthie's expenditure, in March he spends £2 15s 8d on a commission, and £2 on a "Regimental Coat", presumably for one of the militia regiments listed in this almanac. It was in that month that Martial Law was declared in Jamaica, when "Five thousand slaves were conscripted to work on the fortifications … The colonists suspect[ing] that the governors introduced martial law as a pretext to augment their personal authority when there was no real emergency" (O'Shaughnessy, An Empire Divided, p193); and in July Duthie notes progress on "Breast work at Oxford 26 feet long 9 feet high 4 feet thick". These notes are sparse, but nonetheless illuminate a community the history of which is still in construction; "Many aspects of the social and domestic life of Scottish planters, merchants, doctors, public officials and other residents in the pre-emancipation period emerge as by-products of historical studies, but a domestic history of Scots in the Caribbean has yet to be attempted … by and large the experiences of those involved in the processes of relocation and settlement have been astonishingly neglected" (Williamson, "Mrs Carmichael: A Scotswoman in the West Indies, 1820-1826" in The International Journal of Scottish Literature, Autumn 2008). A brief analysis of the names of Duthie's associates - exx. Donald Malcolm, Angus Campbell, Dr. David Shaw, William Ross, John Grant, Peter McGill, Mr. McPherson - some of whom have left some trace of their activities in Jamaica, the preponderance is of names of Scottish origin, so he certainly seems to have been part of one of the "supportive networks of Scots, linked by kinship and business ties" noticed by Williams. In the way of the "sojourners" Duthie died, aged around 60, in 1817 back in Scotland, at his home Melville Place near Stirling, leaving some considerable bequests in his five-page will. A wonderfully multi-faceted object; an extraordinary survival; a revealing relic of the mercantile culture of the Caribbean; and an incunabulum of Hebrew printing in the Western Hemisphere; and as such highly desirable.

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        L'ART DE SOIGNER LES PIEDS

      Paris: L'Auteur, 1781, Paris - (4),138,(2) pp. A small booklet (164*95 mm) bound 12mo. With privilege du Roi dated 17 February 1781. Calf with 5 gilt lines on spine. Nicely decorated endpapers of the time. Headpiece at p 1. The boards have quite some edgewear. Interior has very minor browning. Laforest was Chirurgien-pedicure to Louis XV and his family, and as such an authority in his field in Europe. This is the very first edition of a book, which had many reprints and translations thereafter. Two identical copies in BL, other COPAC copies in Newcastle and the Wellcome Collection, which illustrates the medical relevance of the arcane subject. 2 in KvK, 4 in OCLC (US libraries). No copies in NCC. Weil 22/225, a later 1783 edition. Rare in trade. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Justini Febronii ... Commentarius in suam Retractationem Pio VI. Pont. Max. Kalendis Novemb. An. MDCCLXXVIII submissam.

      Frankfurt am Main, 1781. 4to. (2) + XVI + 312 s. Fint samt. skinnbd. med 5 opphøyde bind. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Ubeskåret. Superexlibris i gull på fordekkel (Luxdorph). Exlibris i gull på forsats (Erik Landager).. Luxdorphs eksemplar med hans superexlibris, navnetrekk og notater på fribl

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        Traité des Richesses, contenant l'analyse de l'usage des richesses en général & de leurs valeurs; les principes & les loix naturelles de la circulation des richesses, de leur distribution, du commerce, de la circulation des monnoies & de l'impôt, & des recherches historiques sur les révolutions que les droits de propriété publies & particuliers ont éprouvées en France depuis l'origine de la monarchie.

      London and Lausanne: François Grasset, 1781 - 2 volumes, octavo (190× 118 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, flat spines gilt in compartments, richly gilt with floral and foliage decorations, red and green morocco labels, titled and numbered in gilt, marbled endpapers, red edges. Spine ends restored, fore-edge of rear board of volume I and corners worn; a very good copy. Half-title to volume I, titles with woodcut vignettes. Half-title to volume I and title to volume II each with a small library ink stamp, contemporary ownership inscription of Isore de Cauvigny to both volumes. Complete with the errata leaves at the end of volume I. First edition, "extremely rare" (The New Palgrave), of "one of the most important contributions in the history of the development of mathematical economics" (Theocharis, Early Developments in Mathematical Economics, p. 62). "His book is remarkable for its mathematical treatment of production, capital, money and the theory of exchange" (Blaug). Although influenced by Physiocratic thought, he rejected the theory that only the land is productive and was in many respects surprisingly modern. Isnard was one of the first writers to attempt a mathematical definition and a mathematical proof of an economic equilibrium. For a detailed analysis of this pioneering work, see the long note by R. F. Hébert in The New Palgrave. Einaudi 2994; Goldsmiths' 12121; INED 2322; Kress B.374; Mattioli 1692. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Leerredenen van Jacobus Hinlopen, Predikant te Utrecht

      Abraham van Paddenburg ; Jan Martinus van Vloten, 1781, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Editionbound in half leather with marbled boards and gold gilt to the spine. the label on the spine is faded and discoloured. the boards are shelf worn, but not excessively so. the book has a booksellers stamp mark and number. one previous owner's signature and address. 412 pages. internally mostly clean with small signs of wear. remarkably well preserved given the book's age. the binding is excellent. Dutch language Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 87el.

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        POOR RICHARD IMPROVED: BEING AN ALMANACK AND EPHEMERIS OF THE MOTIONS OF THE SUN AND MOON.FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1782.

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by Hall and Sellers, []. 1781 - [36]pp. including in-text woodcut illustrations. 12mo. Printed self- wrappers, stitched. Additional stab holes in blank gutter. Toning, light soiling, and scattered foxing, else very good. Revolutionary War-era Poor Richard's almanac, containing a list of "Remarkable Occurrences" relating to the war, together with an article on the "Medicinal Uses of Tansey and Camomile, recommended by Dr. Cook, and various aphorisms and tales. Woodcuts illustrating the different signs of the zodiac accompany each month of the almanac. The illustration, "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as govern'd by the Twelve Constellations," appears on p.[5]. DRAKE 10133. EVANS 17366. NAIP w021200.

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