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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.

      [Bookseller: Alexander Zimmeck]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Elvira Tasbach]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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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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        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 page [5]. DRAKE 10133. EVANS 17366. NAIP w021200.

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        Wappenbrief der Familie Mitterhofer (Innsbruck 1499) als Vidimus von 1781. Wappenbrief der Brüder Caspar und Jakob Mitterhofer als notariell beglaubigter Vidimus von 1781. Der originale Wappenbrief wurde von Maximilian I. am 6. Oktober 1499 zu Innsbruck ausgestellt und spielt auf eine von neuem vollzogene Verleihung des Wappens an. Möglicherweise handelt es sich bei den Gebrüdern Mitterhofer um die Schäger Florian Waldauf Ritter von Waldenstein. Dieser war mit Barbara Mitterhofer verheiratet und ein enger Vertrauter Maximilians.

      : 1781 . - Pergament, 60 x 41 cm Mit kalligrafierter Kopfzeile, Wappendarstellung und angehängtem Wachssiegel (Durchmesser: 4,5 cm) in gedrechselter Hartholzkapsel (Deckel fehlt). Das an einem blauen Seidenband hängende schwarze Wachssiegel ist gut erhalten und zeigt eine thronende Madonna mit Jesukind, Szepter, Krone und Reichsapfel, die von einem Flammenkranz umgeben sind. Das darunter dargestellte viergeteilte Wappen sind eventuell zwei Brezeln dargestellt, die Umschrift verweist auf die Zunft des Bäckerhandwerks. Die Urkunde trägt Signet und Petschaft des Innsbrucker Notars Franz Josef Gänsler. Das aufgeklebte Notarszeichen zeigt Christus mit dem Osterlamm, die Devise "Ut testimonium perhiberet" (Zeugnis ablegen) sowie den nicht aufgeschlüsselten Wahlspruch "F. I. G. N. P." (= fiat iustitia .?). Gänslers auf Papier aufgedrücktes Petschaft trägt dessen "sprechendes" Wappen mit der Gans als Wappentier. - Eine exakte Transkription des Urkundentextes liegt bei. - Leichter Wasserschaden, keine Textverluste.

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        Bibliothèque Orientale, ou Dictionnaire universel, contenant tout ce qui fait connoître les peuples de l'Orient; leurs Histoires et Traditions, tant fabuleuses que véritables; leurs Religions et leurs sectes; leurs Gouvernemens, loix, politiques, moeurs, coutumes; et les révolutions de leurs Empires, etc. Nouvelle Edition, réduite et augmentée par M.D., membre de plusieurs académies.

      A Paris, chez Moutard, 1781. - 6 tomes en 6 volumes. Plein veau de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné (un peu frottée, petits manques de cuir). Rousseurs éparses. Petites mouillures angulaires au dernier tome. Certains feuillets très légèrement déreliés. Première encyclopédie du monde arabo-musulman. Dictionnaire. Turquie. Perse. Egypte.

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        Tratado De La Conservación De La Salud De Los Pueblos, y Consideraciones Sobre Los Terremotos. Traducido Por Benito Bails.

      Joachin De Ibarra, Madrid 1781 - Portada - XXI - 376 pp. Perfecto ejemplar encuadernado de época en piel. Lomera con decoración al oro y un tejuelo. Size: 8º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Critik der reinen Vernunft

      Riga: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch,, 1781. Octavo (201 x 118 mm). Contemporary marbled boards, manuscript label to spine, edges sprinkled red. Housed in a light grey-brown linen solander box with printed label to spine. Woodcut title vignette, decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces, and initials. Ownership inscription to front free endpaper and rear pastedown, a few small ink notations to front pastedown. Extremities somewhat worn, closed tear to spine skilfully repaired, label a little rubbed, affecting the last two letters of 'Kant', small stain on middle of label but not affecting legibility, occasional light spotting to text block. An excellent copy, clean and fresh. First edition of one of the most influential philosophy books ever published, the first version of the Critique of Pure Reason. "Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the lines 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. Of the two main systems which preceded his own, Kant had little or no sympathy with the metaphysical categorization of the Cartesians, and inclined more to the empirical methods of Locke and Leibniz … The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realized in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of 'pure reason'; and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame" (PMM).

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        Abbitte des Herzogs Friedrich von Oesterreich vor König Siegmund am 8. Mai 1415 zu Costnitz (Konstanz).

      . Feder und Pinsel in Grau, grau laviert, über Bleistift, auf Papier mit Wasserzeichen: JWhatman, mit schwarzer Federlinie umrandet; verso vermutlich von fremder Hand bezeichnet "No 21.". 16,2:20,7 cm. Auf braunen Karton montiert, Einrahmung mit Deckweißlinie, in der Umfassungslinie unten von fremder Hand bezeichnet "Ludwig von Baiern" und "Kurfürst von Brandenburg", darunter von fremder Hand "Friedrich August Junge / Leipzig, 1781 - 1841. / Schüler von Oeser. / Abbitte des Herzogs Friedrich von Oesterreich / von König Siegmund am 8. Mai 1415 zu Costnitz".- Winziges Nagellöchlein rechts oben. Provenienz: Sammlung Woldemar Kunis (1872-1928), Dohna/Sachsen, Lugt 2635.. Junge war in Leipzig als Porträtmaler, hauptsächlich von Elfenbeinminiaturen, und Kupferstecher tätig. Zunächst nahm er Unterricht bei seinem Vater, einem um 1795/96 verstorbenen Staffiermaler. Anschließend studierte er an der Leipziger Akademie bei A.F. Oeser (1717-1799). Nur für wenige Reisen 1828 nach Dresden und Weimar und 1840 nach Berlin verließ er seine Geburtsstadt. Dort war er ausschließlich für die Leipziger Gesellschaft tätig.

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        Quartermaster's Account Book, 1781

      Schenectady 1781 - Manuscript Account Book, 14 pp. filled in, 4to. Schenectady, July 20 to August 29, 1781, entitled an "Account of Boards & Plank Recd from sundry Persons &c & Different Mills at Schenectady 1781." A testament to the broad importance of the Hudson River during the American Revolution and worthy of further research. Notes deliverers of boards, planks, together with pitch and other materials. Suppliers included Jacob Fonda, "Col Jno. Renselears Mills," Tobias Ten Eyck,"Shermerhorn Mills," Jacob Quackenbush, Isaac Swift, and many others. The lumber was used for a variety of purposes including the construction of shipping for the Hudson River and for housing of Continental troops and cavalry.ConditionSimply string bound, first page loose, usual folds, light soiling.

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        Thelyphthora; or, A Treatise on Female Ruin, in its Causes, Effects, Consequences, Prevention, and Remedy; considered on the Basis of the Divine Law: under the following Heads, viz. Marriage, Whoredom and Fornication, Adultery, Polygamy, Divorce

      London: J. Dodsley, 1781. Second edition, considerably enlarged. 3 vols. 8vo. Original boards, tan paper spine and blue boards; uncut. Spines worn, else fine. Very handsome. ALL THE SUBJECTS OF INTEREST A defense of polygamy by a Methodist divine (1726-90), who believed that it was justified by Mosaic law and consistent with Christianity. The original edition appeared the year before in 2 volumes."The publication in 1780 of his book, Thelyphthora, dealing with a topic which he no doubt thought it proper to entitle in the decent obscurity of a learned language, even though he elaborated the subtitle 'A Treatise of Female Ruin' under the heads of 'marriage, whoredom and fornication, adultery, polygamy, divorce'. Arising from his acquaintance with the plight of the unfortunate inmates of the Lock Hospital, Madan argued at length for the social benefits of polygamy. He realized the daring of what he was doing, calling himself in the preface to the first edition 'a Free-thinker, not in the usual sense of that word' (M. Madan, Thelyphthora, 2nd edn., 1.xv) and recognizing that some might think his subject better 'left under the clouds of obscurity ... hidden from vulgar observation' (ibid., 1.xi). He disclaimed any advocacy of polygamy in terms of satisfying sexual appetite, but asserted that it was 'expedient in some cases, necessary in others' to prevent greater damage, citing in support the Mosaic injunctions of Exodus 22: 16 and Deuteronomy 22: 28-9. In doing so he alleged that while society still chose to recognize part of what he called 'God's law' in condemning fornication, adultery, and marriage within the bounds of consanguinity, it nevertheless saw fit to ignore the requirements of these verses. Realizing, however, that in the Christian dispensation he needed New Testament support, he also argued from such texts as 1 Corinthians 6: 15. His idiosyncrasies were not lacking in boldness, such that he could describe marriage as an outward 'human invention' (ibid., 1.24) and contrast divine ordinance and civil contract (ibid., 2.64). The crux of his case was expressed in a single sentence: 'Every man who has seduced a woman, whether with or without a promise of marriage, should be obliged to wed her publicly' (ibid., 2.67)." DNB.

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        Essai sur l’Art de Cultiver la Canne et d’en Extraire le Sucre. Par M. D. C…X, de la Société Royale de Londres. [Essay on the Art of Growing Cane and Extraction of Sugar]

      Paris: Chez Clousier, 1781. First edition. Leather Bound. Good or better & still quite sound. 8vo, viii, [1], 4-512 pp, with tables, occasional woodcut illustrations, and woodcut headpieces throughout. Contemporary full calf lettered & decorated in gilt on the spine. Binding rubbed & scuffed, joints cracking, shallow loss at the base of the spine, free endpapers excised, text lightly age-tanned & occasionally foxed, An early treatise on the cultivation and extraction of sugar from cane, with a specific interest in ?"the improvement of the wines of Europe.?" Quite uncommon, OCLC locates 10 copies (as of 3/20/2015), just 2 in the United States. In his Preface, Casaux (sometimes spelled ?"Cazaux?") describes his credentials on the subject of growing sugarcane: born in France in 1727, he migrated to the (then-French) island of Grenada in 1757; he remained there and took English citizenship after the Treaty of Paris ceded the island to the British in 1763, serving George III as Deputy for the French population of the colony until his return to Europe in 1777. He joined the Royal Society there in 1780, and was also a member of the Academy of Agriculture in Florence. During his years in the Caribbean he interested himself in the cultivation of sugarcane; he became especially concerned with methods for 1) producing the same amount of sugar with many fewer ?"Negres,?" and ?"treating them more gently;?" 2) producing equal-quality sugar even from inferior grades of cane; and 3) producing an equal quantity and quality of sugar even from ?"exhausted?" plots of land, if the correct species were to be planted and the land were to be properly maintained. Casaux has a Jefferson-worthy, wide-ranging intellect, and no aspect of growing cane and extracting the sugar is left untouched; much can be learned about colonial plantation practices regarding not only sugar, but agriculture in general. He includes a history of sugar and discusses ?"new?" species of cane, hybrids formed from crossbreeding; he also includes a table of rainfall for Grenada for the year 1773, and advises the use of such tables ?"to be kept by public appointment for the improvement of agriculture?" elsewhere. Casaux was an influential thinker on subjects other than agriculture, including politics, economics, and social issues, and was a member of the Jacobin Club; after Mirabeau?'s death in 1792 he moved from France to London, and died there in 1796.

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        Glossarium Germanicum Medii Aevi potissimum dialecti Suevicae edidit illustravit supplevit [Principal German glossary of the Medieval Suebic dialect] Edidit, illustravit, supplevit J. J. Oberlinus. 2 Vol. in one [Copy of Paul Heyse and ... (Truncated)

      Lorenzii et Schuleri [Lorentz und Schuler], 1781, Hardcover, Book Condition: As New, First editionFull Book Title: Glossarium Germanicum Medii Aevi potissimum dialecti Suevicae edidit illustravit supplevit [Principal German glossary of the Medieval Suebic dialect] Edidit, illustravit, supplevit J. J. Oberlinus. 2 Vol. in one [Copy of Paul Heyse and Murray Gell-Mann]A Fine copy of the rare first edition, first printing of this important work, bound in brown quarter-leather and marbled boards, with the buttressed spine lettered and decorated in gilt, the endpapers elegantly marbled, and with matching marbling to the closed edges of the massive page block (rubbing to the corners and a small rub to the top of each board); 2,157 numbered pages with the words treated being given in German and the treatments thereof in Latin and in German; a wonderful ASSOCIATION COPY, having BELONGED TO MURRAY GELL-MAN AND PAUL VON HEYSE, each a winner of the Nobel Prize, and being SIGNED BY HEYSE "Dr. Paul Heyse" on the front free endpaper. When published, this important work was the most complete dictionary of Middle High German. Heyse's father, Karl Wilhelm Ludwig Heyse, was an important professor of classical philology and his son, Paul Johann Ludwig von Heyse himself studied classical philology before embarking on a writing career, a career so successful that he won the 1910 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to the consummate artistry, permeated with idealism, which he has demonstrated during his long productive career as a lyric poet, dramatist, novelist and writer of world-renowned short stories."This work would have been highly useful to Paul von Heyse in his translation work and for his study of literature. Following Heyse's ownership, the book belonged to Murray Gell-Mann -- winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles and for his discovery of the quark -- whose bookplate resides on the front free endpaper.A notable tome which appears rather infrequently, only four copies of it have been offered at auction in the last 30 years. A fabulous ASSOCIATION COPY of this scarce work, having been OWNED BY TWO NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS. [Please Note: Shipping charges to Buyer will exceed the amount quoted by this site.]

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        A Tour through Monmouthshire and Wales [Signed by Grimm]: Made in the months of June & July 1774 and in the months of June, July & August 1777

      E. Easton, 1781, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good +, First edition Revised and EnlargedA Very Good + copy of the first revised and enlarged edition, first printing -- sometimes referred to as the second edition (and certainly the best edition), bound in leather, with 5 raised bands to the spine, with the spine lettered and decorated in gilt and the boards lined at the edges, with blindstamped decorations adjacent to the gilt lines and cross-hatching in blind within, and with the closed edges of the page block being marbled; the second edition of this work, being revised and enlarged from the first edition [published anonymously as "A Gentleman's Tour through Monmouthshire and Wales" (T. Evans, 1775)]; complete with 16 engraved copper plates from paintings by Samuel Hieronymus Grimm who accompanied Wyndham on his 1777 journey; SIGNED AND CONTEMPORARILY DATED BY GRIMM ON THE TITLE PAGE: "S. H. Grimm / 1781". This is a Very Good + copy (expert repairs to the joints, some scuffing and wear to the boards, lacking a few of the delicate tissue guards, and with ruffling and short tears to the margins of the first plate -- not affecting the image -- and the title page, each of which extended beyond the edge of the closed page block. In addition to having been signed by Grimm, this copy has a marvelous Provenance. This copy belonged to Rev. Andrew Gother (1725-1793) -- presumably the book's first owner, and carries his signature to the title page. [Gother was the well-known rector of Shorwell on the Isle of Wright as well as a prosperous farmer and proprietor. On route to serve as a missionary in Africa, Gother was drowned off the southwest coast of Africa.] The book also belonged to the famed actor, and decorated US Naval Officer, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. -- from whose Estate the book came -- and carries his bookplate to the front pastedown. A REMARKABLE AND RARE COPY, SIGNED BY SAMUEL HIERONYMUS GRIMM, and with a marvelous Provenance. QUITE RARE.

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        The Works of Alexander Monro, M.D. Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, and Late Professor of Medicine and Anatomy in the University of Edinburgh. Published by His Son, Alexander Monro, M.D

      Edinburgh: Charles Elliot. Upper board missing with contents commencing at title page. Lower board detached. Spine rubbed. Occasional ex.-lib. stamp of Royal College of Physicians. Plates with some light browning but overall clear. Contents firm and in good condition. 1781. First Edition. Leather cover. 300mm x 250mm (12" x 10"). xxiv, 791pp. 7 fold out copper plate engravings. .

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        La Virginie Pennsilvanie Nouvelle Angleterre et autres pays fesant partie des Possessions Angloises.

      Paris 1781 - Size : 223x275 (mm), 8.75x10.875 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring

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        A Bengal Atlas containing maps of the theatre of war and commerce on that side of Hindoostan Compiled from the original surveys; and published by order of the Honourable the Court of Directors for the Affairs of the East India-Company By James Rennell, Late Major Of Engineers, and Surveyor General In Bengal

      [London], 1781. First published 1780, the main portion of that edition was captured by the Spanish en route from London to India; this is the second edition. With printed title, [2],31,28-32,37-54pp. including contents leaf, one advertisement leaf, and text and tables, the pagination not including the folding Map of Inland Navigation, engraved title to maps and 21 (of 22 listed in the contents) numbered folding plates on guards (all but one are maps, most with outline color). 1 vols. 4to 11 x 8 3/4 inches (27.5 x 22 cm). Bound in Eighteenth century tree calf, edges with a swagged roll with a solar motif between two paired rules, flat spine gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges yellow. RARE PRESENTATION COPY The verso of the front free endpaper has pen inscription to "Thos. Morton Esq./ from his oblged servant/ The Author" which has been crossed out with the same pen This copy lacks the final listed plan of the Battle of Buxar, but this is, so far as we can determine, rarely if ever found, and most likely was never issued. Light rubbing to binding, with short separations at the head and toe, internally some minor spotting but generally a very clean copy. A handsome atlas in an attractive period binding, this appears to be ESTC N31945, but lacks the pagination errors noted there. A number of the maps bear dedications to eminent members of the Indian Army.

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        Clough Overton Virginia Land-Office Treasury Warrants with John Harvie Secretarial Signature [Overton Family/County Interest] [Daniel Boone Interest]

      Commonwealth of Virginia Land-Office, Richmond 1781 - (Autographed Letters & Documents, Americana) Duel 18th-Century Virginia Land-Office Treasury Warrants dated the 23rd of November 1781, Clough Overton. Partially-printed document with secretarial signature for John Harvie. Document numbers 8032 and 8033, each for the sale of one thousand acres of land in Virginia for the sum of 1,600 pounds. Signed and inscribed by Clough Overton and Jacob Myers on reverse of each document section in recognition of payment. One sheet, measures 13 x 8 inches. Original seals detached. Wear to folds. Ink faded in some places. Some toning and foxing. Damp-staining. Edge wear with some small tears and chips. Good condition. John Harvie, the American lawyer and builder from Virginia, was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress in 1777 and 1778, where he signed the Articles of Confederation. In 1780, he moved to Richmond, Virginia and began work as a land developer and builder. From 1785 to 1786, Harvie served as the fourth mayor of Richmond. From 1788 to 1789, he served as the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 1780, Kentucky County was dissolved and divided into three counties, but these counties were still part of Virginia. These land-office warrants granted Clough Overton [first cousin of Judge John Overton, founder of Overton County, Tennessee] 2,000 acres in one of the new counties. Less than a year after the documents were signed, Clough Overton died in the Battle of Blue Licks in Fayette Co., Virginia [in the area of modern day Robertson County, Kentucky] on August 19, 1782?one of the last battles of the American Revolutionary War fought ten months after Lord Cornwallis's famous surrender at Yorktown. During the battle, a group of Kentucky militiamen led by Daniel Boone were ambushed and routed by a much larger force of Canadian and American Loyalists and American Indians. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Thoughts on Hunting. In a series of familiar letters to a Friend

      Sarum: Printed by E. Easton : Sold by P. Elmsley in the Strand; J. Ridley, St. James's Street; London and W. Sollers, Blandford, 1781. First edition. Engraved frontispiece and two engraved plates comprising depiction of the Goddess Diana, the plan and elevation of a kennel. [10], 334 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (7-3/4 x 6 inches). Contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked, marbled endpapers. Booklabel of "Sollers Bookseller Blanford" and bookplate of James Thompson. Presentation Copy The definitive statement on foxhunting and hound management, written after many years of practical experience by an eloquent squire and former M.P.; its teachings form the basis of modern foxhunting. The work has gone into numerous editions, few of them so physically attractive as the original.INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE, "From the Author."

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        Reisen durch die Alpen, nebst einem Versuche über die Naturgeschichte der Gegenden von Genf. Aus dem Französischen übers. und mit Anmerkungen bereichert (von J. S. Wyttenbach)

      Leipzig, Junius 1781 - 1788.. 4 in 2 Bänden. Mit gest. Titelvign., 2 gefalt. Kupferstichkarten und 14 (13 gefalt.) Kupfertafeln. XXVI, 1 Bl., 298 S., X, 1 Bl., 327 S.; VIII, 310 S., 2 Bll., 433 S. HLdr. d. Zt. Carter/Muir 247 c; Poggendorff II, 755; Wäber I, 39; Zittel 82; Beringer 44; Lehner 296; Fromm 23656; Lonchamp 2615; DSB XII, 121. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Enthält größtenteils geologische Beobachtungen zur Gletscherbildung, Untersuchungen zum Wasser des Genfer Sees und von Gesteinsbildungen. - Horace Benedict de Saussure (1740-1799) gilt als einer der Begründer des Fachgebietes der Geologie und Mineralogie der Gebirge. Er bestieg als zweiter den Montblanc, stellte dessen Höhe fest und leitete damit die alpine Touristik ein. Seine Bedeutung für die Geologie liegt in der geologisch-physikalischen Betrachtungsweise und im Einsatz der von ihm entwickelten Messinstrumente (z.B. Haarhygrometer zur Feuchtigkeitsbestimmung). Die von ihm durchgeführten Experimente machen ihn zum ersten experimentellen Forscher auf dem Gebiet der Petrologie. Das Hauptfeld seiner wissenschaftlichen Tätigkeit liegt in der Umgebung des Montblanc und in den Walliser Alpen. - Er hat aber auch "die Schönheiten der Hochalpen voll erfasst und aufgezeigt, und so ist denn der landschaftlich beschreibende Teil seines Werkes im alpinen Schrifttum einzig auf lange Zeit hinaus" (Lehner). - Eine Tafel mit kleinem Einriss, etw. fleckig und gebräunt. Insgesamt sehr gutes Exemplar!

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        GATICANEA,

      - OU CRUELISSIMA GUERRA ENTRE OS CÃES, E OS GATOS, DECIDIDA EM HUMA SANGUINOLENTA BATALHA Na grande Praça DA REAL VILLA DE MAFRA. ESCRITA Por? LISBOA Na Officina Patr. de FRANCISCO LUIZ AMENO. M.DCC.LXXXI. [1781]. In 8º (de 16x10 cm) com xi-126-(i) pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com ferros a ouro na lombada e rolados em esquadria nas pastas. Ilustrado com três mágnificas gravuras a buril em extra texto assinadas por Godinho: ?Estampa primeira: frontispício representando o cão de nome Maluco dominando os gatos seus inimigos com vista panorâmica do vale de Mafra. Estampa segunda desdobrável (com reparações no verso das dobras) representa a cozinha do Convento em pleno funcionamento. Estampa terceira representa a monumental fachada do Convento de Mafra no ?exacto momento da cruelissima Guerra entre os Cães e os gatos na Real Praça da Villa de Mafra.? Exemplar com uma página volante no fim com a indicação da colocação correcta das estampas destinada ao encadernador e que era normalmente retirada pelo mesmo. Primeira edição. Inocêncio III, 389. ?a cujo respeito trabalho em vão desde muitos annos por adquirir noticias, estando quasi desenganado da possibilidade de alcançal-as - Segunda edição, Lisboa, 1817. 8.º - Terceira edição, ibi, na Offic. de João Nunes Esteves 1828. 8.º.? (?) ?Este poema heroi-comico em quatro cantos, escripto em versos hendecasyllabos pareados, e no gosto pouco mais ou menos da Batrachomyomachia attribuida a Homero, não é de todo destituido de merito, na opinião de criticos competentes, e denuncia em seu auctor tal qual ingenho e vêa poetica. A prova de que agradou ao publico é, terem-se d?elle feito não menos de tres edições no lapso de cincoenta annos, ao passo que obras de valia incomparavelmente mais subida atravessam entre nós um seculo, e ás vezes dous, sem gosarem do beneficio da reimpressão! Se não houve engano quanto á menção da edição da Gaticanéa (n.º 389) feita em 1817, existe uma datada de 1846, em tudo igual a primeira. É de Lisboa, na imp. Regia, em 8.º de 114 pag. Ácerca da Gaticanea veja-se o sr. Theophilo Braga nos Estudos da idade media, pag. 247 e 248. - A terceira edição, feita em 1828, Esta edição, cujas estampas estão gastas nas chapas, é incorrecta no texto, a começar pelo frontispicio, onde se imprimiu Dedicada em vez de decidida, etc., etc.? Location/localizacao: 3-A4-D-37

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        Clough Overton Virginia Land-Office Treasury Warrants with John Harvie Secretarial Signature [Overton Family/County Interest] [Daniel Boone Interest]

      Richmond: Commonwealth of Virginia Land-Office, 1781. 1st Edition. Other Other. Good. (Autographed Letters & Documents, Americana) Duel 18th-Century Virginia Land-Office Treasury Warrants dated the 23rd of November 1781, Clough Overton. Partially-printed document with secretarial signature for John Harvie. Document numbers 8032 and 8033, each for the sale of one thousand acres of land in Virginia for the sum of 1,600 pounds. Signed and inscribed by Clough Overton and Jacob Myers on reverse of each document section in recognition of payment. One sheet, measures 13 x 8 inches. Original seals detached. Wear to folds. Ink faded in some places. Some toning and foxing. Damp-staining. Edge wear with some small tears and chips. Good condition. John Harvie, the American lawyer and builder from Virginia, was a delegate to the Second Continental Congress in 1777 and 1778, where he signed the Articles of Confederation. In 1780, he moved to Richmond, Virginia and began work as a land developer and builder. From 1785 to 1786, Harvie served as the fourth mayor of Richmond. From 1788 to 1789, he served as the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 1780, Kentucky County was dissolved and divided into three counties, but these counties were still part of Virginia. These land-office warrants granted Clough Overton [first cousin of Judge John Overton, founder of Overton County, Tennessee] 2,000 acres in one of the new counties. Less than a year after the documents were signed, Clough Overton died in the Battle of Blue Licks in Fayette Co., Virginia [in the area of modern day Robertson County, Kentucky] on August 19, 1782â€?"one of the last battles of the American Revolutionary War fought ten months after Lord Cornwallis's famous surrender at Yorktown. During the battle, a group of Kentucky militiamen led by Daniel Boone were ambushed and routed by a much larger force of Canadian and American Loyalists and American Indians.

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        The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; with Critical Observations on their Works

      London: Printed for C. Bathurst et al., 1781. Second London edition and first authorized separate edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Johnson after Sir Joshua Reynolds in vol. I. 4 vols. 8vo. Vols. I-III in original boards with paper labels, vol. IV in contemporary quarter sheep and marbled boards, all uncut. Vol. III lacking backstrip and label, minor marginal dampstaining in vol. IV, with occasional light foxing throughout. Laid into a full brown cloth slipcase with leather label and individual chemises. Vol. IV with bookplate of John Pritchard. Second London edition and first authorized separate edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Johnson after Sir Joshua Reynolds in vol. I. 4 vols. 8vo. Johnson's Lives of the English Poets, All Uncut. The first authorized separate edition of Johnson's Lives of the English Poets - they first appeared as the "Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets,"(10 vols, 1779-1781). A beautiful set, all volumes uncut, the first three in original boards, and the last in a contemporary half calf binding, Pollard considered this set to be the first issued with spine labels printed on a leaf integral to the book itself (cf. Bennett, Trade Bookbinding in the British Isles, p. 87).

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        Thoughts on Hunting In a series of familiar letters to a Friend

      Sarum: Printed by E. Easton : Sold by P. Elmsley in the Strand; J. Ridley, St. James's Street; London and W. Sollers, Blandford, 1781. First edition. Engraved frontispiece and two engraved plates comprising depiction of the Goddess Diana, the plan and elevation of a kennel. [10], 334 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (7-3/4 x 6 inches). Contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked, marbled endpapers. Booklabel of "Sollers Bookseller Blanford" and bookplate of James Thompson. First edition. Engraved frontispiece and two engraved plates comprising depiction of the Goddess Diana, the plan and elevation of a kennel. [10], 334 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (7-3/4 x 6 inches). Presentation Copy. The definitive statement on foxhunting and hound management, written after many years of practical experience by an eloquent squire and former M.P.; its teachings form the basis of modern foxhunting. The work has gone into numerous editions, few of them so physically attractive as the original. INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE, "From the Author."

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        The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; with Critical Observations on their Works

      London: Printed for C. Bathurst et al., 1781. Second London edition and first authorized separate edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Johnson after Sir Joshua Reynolds in vol. I. 4 vols. 8vo. Vols. I-III in original boards with paper labels, vol. IV in contemporary quarter sheep and marbled boards, all uncut. Vol. III lacking backstrip and label, minor marginal dampstaining in vol. IV, with occasional light foxing throughout. Laid into a full brown cloth slipcase with leather label and individual chemises. Vol. IV with bookplate of John Pritchard. Second London edition and first authorized separate edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Johnson after Sir Joshua Reynolds in vol. I. 4 vols. 8vo. Johnson's Lives of the English Poets, All Uncut. The first authorized separate edition of Johnson's Lives of the English Poets - they first appeared as the "Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets,"(10 vols, 1779-1781). A beautiful set, all volumes uncut, the first three in original boards, and the last in a contemporary half calf binding, Pollard considered this set to be the first issued with spine labels printed on a leaf integral to the book itself (cf. Bennett, Trade Bookbinding in the British Isles, p. 87).

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        The Lives of the most Eminent English Poets; with Critical Observations on their Works

      UK: London. London, C.Bathurst, J.Buckland, W.Strahan et al., 1781. First authorised separate edition complete in four volumes. Very good condition throughout. Rebacked with original boards. Some toning throughout both most pages very nice, foxing and tape burn to endpapers on all volumes, short owner's names and the odd area of wear. A nice set overall, particularly with the high quality rebacking. . Very Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1781.

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        Historia de la villa de Pedro Muñoz, que es una del priorato de Santiago de Uclés en el Reyno de Toledo y provincia de la Mancha Alta

      Madrid, Manuel Martín 1781 - 4º menor (20,3 x 14 cm.) 10 h. inc. port., 187 p. Holandesa del siglo XIX, lomo con nervios, hierros dorados y doble tejuelo. Magnífico ejemplar, muy limpio y en perfecto estado. Dice el autor en el prólogo: “Habiendo determinado escribir la historia de la Villa de Pedro Muñoz, me pareció hacerlo en forma de diálogo, pues siendo escasas las noticias que han quedado, principalmente de los tiempos de su primitiva población, se podrán historiar así con mayor diversión. Divídola en tres coloquios, en el primero pongo lo que pertenece a lo civil, en e segundo lo perteneciente a lo esclesiástico y en el tercero la noticia de los sugetos (sic) que ha producido dignos de memoria.” Palau, 154980 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Maritime School on the Banks of the Thames, for the Education of the Sons of such Sea Officers, and others, as may be intended for the King's, the East India Company's, or the Merchants Service [caption title]

      [Chelsea, England?: no publisher. circa 1780s]. Small quarto pamphlet, approximately 6.75" x 3.5". 19, [1, blank] pp., A--B[4], C1--C[ 2]. Stitched, without wrappers, later (?) paper reinforcement strip to spine. First leaf slightly dust-soiled, very good. This pamphlet serves as a continuation of a proposal first made in1777 to establish at Chelsea a naval training school for young English boys. The school was the brainchild of English philanthropist andmerchant Jonas Hanway. The objectives of the school were to train young boys for the Royal Navy, and to ensure the children of fallenofficers who had died in serving their country could receive a naval education. The details of the institution and its benefits for King,country, and character are herein outlined. Pages 13--19 record a lengthy list of subscribers; many, quite obviously, with title, status, and notable standing.Not on ESTC, COPAC, or OCLC. A variant example, in seventeen pages, held by the National Maritime Museum in England, has a similar, but variant title, and suggests a date of 1781. We suspect NMM's example chronologically preceded this present example. Other Maritime School on the Banks of the Thames pamphlets are recorded, but not with this title's wording. Additionally, they often appear to post-date this present example which is apparently unrecorded. Of the other editions, not one mentions in the caption title that the school was intended for training individuals who would then serve with the East India Company. A curious anomaly? .

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        The Elements of Euclid, viz. The First Six books,

      1781. EUCLID. The Elements of Euclid, viz. The First Six books, Together with the Eleventh and Twelfthe. In this Edition, the Errors, by which Theon, or others, have long ago Vitiated these Books, are Corrected, And some of Euclid's Demonstrations are Restored. By Robert Simson, M.D. Professor of Mathematics in the University of Glassgow. [8], 466, [2], 38 pp. Illustrated with 3 folding engraved plates, numerous woodcut text figs. 8vo., 205 x 130 mm, bound in contemporary English full calf, gilt-ruled spine, gilt- stamped red morocco spine label. Glasgow: Andrew Foulis, 1781.A handsome octavo version of The Elements of Euclid printed by the famous Glasgow University printers Robert (1707-76) and Andrew Foulis (1712-75) first issued in quarto in 1756. Best known for their simple yet elegant printings of carefully edited classics, this work is no exception. Dr. Robert Simson's corrections and additions to Theon and early editors in this edition were among the most important in clarifying Euclid's theorems.In addition, Simson's demonstrations were among the most clearly illustrated. Simple in-text woodcut diagrams appear next to the geometrical ideas they highlight in a harmonious mise en page. Some slight wear to the binding, still a fine crisp copy, and presumably one of the copies which Gaskell referes to as being printed on slightly better paper. PROVENANCE: Andras Gédéon with his ex-libris on front paste-down. In 2006 Gédéon published a book entitled: Science and Technology in Medicine: Based on Ninety-nine Landmark Publications form Five Centuries using his own library as source material.Gaskell 648.

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        über Gegenstände der schönen Wissenschaften.

      Mchn., Strobl, 1781.. Erster Band. 19 x 11,5 cm. 2 Bl., 363 S. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz von J.A. Zimmermann und gestoch. Vignette auf dem Titelblatt. HLdr. d. Zt. mit Rvergoldung und Rsch.. Maillinger Bd. I, Nr. 1355. - Das Frontispiz mit Widmung "Patri Patriae", d.h. an Kurfürst Karl Theodor. - Der erste Band der Akademie der schönen Künste in München enthält folgende Abhandlungen: "Ueber die Stärke des Menschen im gesellschaftlichen Stande" von Alexander Graf Savioli Corbelli, "Von der Wirkung der Dichtkunst auf die Sitten der Völker in alten und neuen Zeiten" von J.G. Herder, "Vom Einfluß der schönen in die höhern Wissenschaften" von J.G. Herder, "Ueber die Singspiele" von Joachim Schuhbauer und "Ueber das Studium der Kupferstecherey" von Ludwig Fronhofer. - Angebunden: (Dalberg, Karl Theodor von) "Von dem Einflusse der Wissenschaften und schönen Künste in Beziehung auf öffentliche Ruhe", Erfurt bei Georg Adam Keyser, 1793. - Einband gering berieben. Selten.

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        Ueber Sprache, Wissenschaft und Geschmack der Teutschen. XVI, 328 S. Pappbd d. Z. (Kapitale und Kanten beschabt) mit (defektem) Rückenschild.

      Leipzig, Dyk, 1781.. . Erste Ausgabe dieser hervorragenden Verteidigung der deutschen Sprache, neben Blankenburgs und Moritz' Abhandlungen der bedeutendste Beitrag über die deutsche Sprache im 18. Jahrhundert. Angeregt durch Friedrichs d. Gr. Traktat 'De la litterature allemande' war diese eigentlich nur Anlass, sich über die verschiedenen einschlägigen Themen auszusprechen. "Die politische Zuspitzung seines polemischen, gegen die antinationalen Weisungen Friedrichs II. gerichteten Traktats, die Erkenntnis, daß 'die politische Verfassung des deutschen Reiches das Nationalinteresse und den Nationalreichtum in Stücke und Stückchen' zerteile, die Eigenart der künstlerischen Form, die Fülle von treffenden Bildern, der Wechsel von gelehrter Erörterung und satirischer Anprangerung - alles verleiht dem Traktat Wirksamkeit und Originalität " (Tronskaja, Die dt. Prosasatire der Aufklärung, Berlin 1969). - Etwas gebräunt, Titel mit gelöschtem Eintrag, recto und verso mit Stempel. Selten! - Goed. IV 1, 924, 23. McKnight II 4. Kippenberg I 1458. Nicht bei Borst.

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        Arrest de la cour du Parlement, qui fait défenses à toutes personnes de s'assembler ni de s'attrouper, sous quelque prétexte que ce puisse être, le jour de la Pentecôte, pour danser dans la place publique & boire dans les cabarets [...]

      Extraordinary meeting of 120 judgments concerning essentially the rules of public life. Handwritten pagination and table of contents premettant consult the various pieces of this collection. Full marbled calf period. Back tooled raised, wheels and tail head. Part of title in red morocco. A lack in mind. Friction. A dull corner. Besides many regulations of public space, including the disruption of public order (drinks, games, music, gatherings ...) the obligations of hotels and inns; various judgments also apply to merchants, and some publications; we particularly distinguish a judgment condemning philosophical History of the Indies by Raynal to be slashed and burned. Very interesting set which tracks public life under Louis XVI, and many regulations pout all things such as the prohibition to kill calves for slaughter less than three weeks. Chez P. G. Simon ; Imprimerie royale A Paris 1781 - 1783 In 4 (19x26cm) 700pp. relié

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        Oeuvres posthumes de Jean - jacques Rousseau ou recueil de pièces manuscrites ; pour servir de supplément aux éditions publiées pendant sa vie

      Collective First edition, rare. S.n. A Genève 1781- 1789 10 tomes en 10 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm) reliés

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        Landschaft am See mit Bäumen und einem Reiter im Vordergrund.

      . Radierung, auf Velin. 17:22,8 cm. Unfertiger Druck mit zahlreichen eigenhändigen Bleistiftkorrekturen, mit ca. 2-3 cm breitem Rand, etwas stockfleckig, Löchlein innerhalb der Darstellung. Provenienz: Sammlung Friedrich August von Sachsen, Lugt 971. Literatur: Weigel III, 17356.. Die als Landschaftszeichnerin und Radiererin tätige Künstlerin heiratete 1781 in Düsseldorf den bekannten Maler J.P. von Langer (1756-1824), dessen Schülerin sie auch war, und übersiedelte 1806 mit diesem nach München. Ihr Porträt radierte 1816 M. Ellenrieder (1791-1863) nach einem Gemälde von J.P. von Langer.

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