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        MONODY On MAJOR ANDRE. By Miss Seward. (Author of the Elegy on Capt. Cook.) To Which Are Added LETTERS ADDRESSED To HER By Major Andr, in the Year 1769.

      Printed and Sold by J. Jackson, for the Author., Lichfield: 1781 - Seward was a prominent woman of letters in her day, having, for example, the admiration of Wordsworth & Scott, and whose disapproval of Dr. Johnson is as well chronicled as her support of young writers of the era is, perhaps, under appreciated. This title, her second published, by the 'Swan of Lichfield' [as this poet is known] is a tribute to the suitor of her friend, Honoria Sneyd [stepmother to Maria Edgeworth]; said suitor having been executed, as a courier of information from Benedict Arnold to General Clinton, during the Revolutionary War by the Americans. The work's publication reportedly "brought her an apology from General Washington." Cf. Shattock. BRITISH WOMEN WRITERS, pp. 384-85. Uncommon title; last at auction in 1996. A VG+ copy, showing minor extremity wear & evidence of some inconsequential worming @ base of spine. Later tan half-calf with marbled paper boards. Gilt title lettering to spine. 4to: 1 A3 [A4 = 1?] B - G4. 10-1/2" x 8-1/4". The Second Edition (NCBEL II, 682; Sabin 79478). SIGNED by the Author on p. 28. [2], vi, 47, [1] pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Tratado De Las Ocho Questiones Del Templo, Propuestas Por El Illmo Senor Duque Del Infantadgo, I Respoindidas Por El Doctor Vergara, Canonigo De Toledo [Extracted from Clarorum Hispanorum.]

      Atonium De Sancha, Matriti 1781 - In Spanish. Undated, but most likely to be an extracted portion of Clarorum Hispanorum, Opuscula Selecta et Rariora tum Latina, tum Hispana, Magna ex Parte Nunc Priumum in Lucem Edita. Ano de 1548 in old pencil writing on title page. Juan de Vergara was a Spanish Humanist who was tried and imprisoned for his views during the Inquisition. The title roughly translates to: Treaty of the Eight Proposed Questions of the Temple by Illmo Sir Duke of the Infantadgo. Original marbled softcover, 94 pages. Printed on watermarked paper, with the watermark mainly obscured by the binding, but which appears to be an orb with a cross on top with perhaps three intials below - very hard to make out. The text includes Questiones de Templo de Salomon, Tabla de lo Contenido en este Tratado, Carta del Doctor Juan de Vergara A Geronymo Zurita, and Respuesta de Geronymo Zurita. Covers badly worn and chipped, with some very faint dampstaining that does not extend past the first text page, many corner folds but no significant chips or tears, almost no foxing, one area of worming throughout the book that manages to stay almost exclusively between the lines of text, the worming being one tiny spot for the last half of the book, with elongated holes in one horizontal line further forward in the book. One page has some finger smudging. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        IMPORTANT MANUSCRIT XVIIIe de PHYSIQUE.

      1781 - Sans nom, sans lieu, daté à plusieurs reprises "1781". In-quarto (186 X 228) veau fauve raciné, triple encadrement de filet avec fer doré dans les angles, dos cinq nerfs, caissons dorés ornés aux petits fers, pièces de titres maroquin grenat et veau noir, coupes ornées, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque) ; (2) ff. blancs, 573 pages numérotées à l'encre noire, (4) pages de croquis géométriques, (1) f. blanc, (1) f. contrecollé sur feuillet blanc avec représentation recto-verso de deux croquis géométriques, (3) ff. blancs, (35) pages dont 22 pages de table détaillée, (4) ff. blancs. Restaurations à la reliure. Tampon encre violette sur le deuxième feuillet blanc, probablement datant du XXe siècle : « Ex-libris J. ERB / Toulouse ». IMPORTANT MANUSCRIT XVIIIe de PHYSIQUE divisé en deux grandes parties. La première, intitulée « PHYSIQUE GENÉRALE » (pages 1-151) est composée des chapitres suivants : « De Proprietalibus generalibus corporum [Des propriétés générales des corps] - De la Dynamique - Du Mouvement uniforme - De la Densité - Du Mouvement varié - De la Pesanteur - De l'équilibre entre les forces directement opposées - Du Choc des corps - Du Mouvement composé - Du Mouvement en ligne courbe - De la Statique - De l'hydrostatique - De l'aérostatique ». La seconde partie, intitulée « PHYSIQUE PARTICULIÈRE », contient les chapitres suivants : « De l'astronomie - De l'optique - De l'acoustique - De la chimie - De l'air - De l'eau - Du feu - De l'électricité - De l'aimant ». On trouve in fine, après une table détaillée des chapitres (22 pages), une « Dissertation Philosophique sur l'origine des fleuves et des fontaines » de 13 pages. Le manuscrit est rédigé en français, parfois agrémenté de passages ou citations en latin ; seules les pages 1 à 20, 190 à 212, 240 à 284, 287 à 325, et 337 à 342 sont rédigées en latin. La rédaction de ce MANUSCRIT, d'une FINE ÉCRITURE CURSIVE, très régulière et d'une GRANDE LISIBILITÉ, peut être attribuée à un érudit ou à un étudiant particulièrement brillant. Sans être novateur, le texte de ce manuscrit permet de fixer les connaissances de l'époque en sciences physiques à la fin de l'Ancien Régime ; on trouve cités au fil du texte les noms de Copernic, Galilée, Ptolémée, Réaumur, Pascal, Nollet, d'Alembert, Torricelli, La Lande, Képler, Huygens, Cassini, Maraldi, Bianchini, Newton, etc. De nombreux compte-rendus d'expériences et aspects pratiques illustrent la partie théorique. SÉDUISANT MANUSCRIT, relié à l'époque et conservé dans sa reliure d'origine. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE ERIC CASTERAN]
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        TRATADO DE LA CONSERVACION DE LA SALUD DE LOS PUEBLOS, y consideraciones sobre los terremotos.

      Trad. Benito Bails. Imp. Joachin de Ibarra. Madrid, 1781 - . 17,5 cm. 2 h., XXI-376 pág. Enc. en pergamino de época. Ex-libris manuscritos de varios poseedores. * Antonio Nunes Ribeiro Sánchez (1699-1783), natural de Penamacor (Portugal), estudió medicina en Salamanca. Regresó a Portugal para ejercer pero al cabo de poco tiempo empezó a viajar por toda Europa: Italia, Francia, Escocia, Inglaterra y Holanda, donde fue discípulo de Boerheave. Fue escogido por sus méritos como protomédico del ejército ruso, y después fue médico personal de la emperatriz Caterina. El Tratado de la conservación de la salud fue una de sus principales obras. Se publicó por primera vez en París en 1756. Evalúa la influencia de los diferentes climas en las personas, las atmósferas de hospitales, conventos, prisiones, cuarteles militares, los barcos, etc. Estudia los terremotos, sus causas y consecuencias en las ciudades, y describe el terremoto que afectó a parte de Europa en 1755. CCPB 220973-X. Palau 266734. Terremotos. Sismología. Medicina clínica, diagnòstica, instruments mèdics Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        Los eruditos a la violeta o curso completo de todas las ciencias, dividido en siete lecciones para los siete días de la semana con el suplemento de este, compuesto por Don Joseph Vázquez, y ocios de mi juventud o poesías líricas

      Isidoro hernández Pacheco, Madrid 1781 - Los Eruditos a la violeta, sátira contra la erudición superficial, constituyó en su época un resonante éxito. Esta edición, publicada en vida de su autor, está dirigida a "los que pretenden saber mucho, estudiando poco". El ejemplar que ofrecemos, con un exlibris de antiguo propietario, está bien conservado aunque evidencia el paso del tiempo. ATENCIÓN: El contra reembolso incrementa los gastos de envío en 5 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Tresvegas]
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        The Medallic History of Imperial Rome [2-Volume Set]

      - ARCHIVAL REPRINT: Limited Edition. (London: J. Dodsley; 1781). [From the first triumvirate, under Pompey, Crassus, and Cæsar, to the removal of the imperial seat, by Constantine the Great with the several medals and coins, accurately copied and curiously engraven to which is prefixed, an introduction containing a general history of Roman medals]. Limited to 85 numbered copies, this being NO. 9. Quarterbound.

      [Bookseller: VENTURA PACIFIC LTD Out of Print Books]
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        Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768

      London: Printed for C. Dilly (et al). 1781. Third edition, second issue (with Index). 543, [21]pp. Frontispiece of Carver. Five plates (four colored, including the tobacco plate that is frequently missing), two partially colored folding maps. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled papercovered boards. A lovely, fine copy. Interesting early ink note that the book was purchased from the library of Dr. John Jeffries (the first aeronaut to pass from England to France by balloon) when the library was sold at Boston by J.L. Cunningham. An important American travel narrative, this is considered the best edition with an expanded text, a biographical sketch of the author, an index, and the added plate of the tobacco plant. Text includes the first published mention of the word "Oregon." Howes C215; Sabin 11184. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        RAZÓN del juicio seguido en la Ciudad de Granada ante los Ilustrísimos señores D. Manuel Doz, Presidente de su Real Chancillería: D. Pedro Antonio Barroeta y Ángel, Arzobispo que fue de esta Diócesis; y D. Antonio Jorge Galbán, actual sucesor en la Mitra, todos del Consejo de Su Magestad. Contra varios falsificadores de escrituras públicas, monumentos sagrados, y profanos, caracteres, tradiciones, reliquias, y libros de supuesta antigüedad.

      - M., Joachin Ibarra, 1781, 30 x 21 cm., pergamino, 2 h. + 398 págs. con varios grabados intercalados. (Portada restaurada en el margen inferior, afectando al pie de imprenta en dos letras. Pleito sobre las famosas falsificaciones de antigüedades perpetradas en Granada a mediados del Siglo XVIII. El motivo de los falsificadores fue de hacer de Granada un segundo Roma; excavaciones en la Alcazaba en las faldas del Albaicín sacaron a la luz supuestas antigüedades romanas y árabes que son descritas en esta obra). ANDALUCÍA GRANADA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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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? .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        de numis habraeo samaritanis.

      Benedecti Monfort, Valencia 1781 - 8 h., 245, XXI, 12 págs., Con 12 láminas grabadas por Selma, Ballester, Brandi y Asensio, según dibujos de Ximeno y Esteve, pequeños grabados xilográficos entre texto, cabeceras e iniciales también grabadas. Texto en latín, con numerosas palabras en hebreo, árabe, samaritano y griego. Cortes dorados. Muy buen ejemplar, con una bella composición tipográfica, en papel verjurado. Size: 31 X 24 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Reus, Paris, Londres]
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        Hedendaagsche Historie of Tegenwoordige Staat van Alle Volkeren; Behelzende de Beschryving der Vereenigde Nederlanden, En wel in 't byzonder van Overyssel. Met Printverbeeldingen versierd. 4 Volumes.

      Amsterdam, Leiden, Dordrecht en Harlingen; 1781 - -1803; By P. Schouten, J. de Groot, G. Warnars, S. en J. Luchtmans, A. en P. Blussé, en V. van der Plaats; engraved frontispiece, 1 folding map; and 9 folding engraved views of Deventer, Zwolle, Kampen, Swartsluis and Hasselt. (4), 494; (4), 533; (6), 470, (2); p. 471-p. 614, (2), 224 pp. Contemp. half calf.* Complete set. Top of 3 volumes slightly frayed / damaged. Joint of one binding partly split. Overall a nice set.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat De Boekenbeurs]
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        Verhandeling over de slangen en adders die in het Landschap Drenthe . [title also in French].

      Amsterdam: Erven Houtuin, 1781. - Quarto,372 pp.,uncoloured engraved half title, three handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary (publisher's?) boards and red calf spine with all edges uncut and coloured, a superb copy contained in a modern Solander box, rare. Dutch and French text in parallel column. Johannes van Lier (1726-1799) was a wealthy Dutch politician and tax collector from Drenthe who formed a fine collection of archaeological, mineral and animal specimens. He published on various subjects but his best remembered for his handsome monograph on the European Adder. BM(NH) p. 1113; Nissen 2509; Adler volume three, not in Wood. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        A testament to the broad importance of the Hudson River during the American Revolution and worthy of further research

      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." Simply string bound, first page loose, usual folds, light soiling.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.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Mémoires pour servir a l'histoire de la révolution operée dans la musique Par M. le Chevalier Gluck.

      Neapel / Paris, Bailly 1781. - 8vo. (3) lvs., 491 pp., (1) p. (blank). With Gluck's engraved portrait by St. Aubin. Contemporary half leather (worn, heavily rubbed), spine gilt. First edition. Rare. This collection of contemporary publications (letters, reviews, announcements, articles etc.) documents the disputes between "piccinists" and "gluckists". Authors are Gluck, Le Bailly, Rollet, l'Abbé Arnaud, La Harpe, Marmontel, Leblond, Condorcet and others. Front free endpaper with handwritten authors' list, a small library label and the repeated registration number. In places marginal annotations with pencil containing solvation of abbreviations of names, explications etc. First lvs. slightly damp-stained, the last ones water-marked, somewhat brown-stained. Otherwise clean. RISM BVI/1, 489; Hirsch I, 310; Wolffheim II, 963 ("selten und gesucht"); Eitner VI, 93. Not in BSB und CPM. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Buechel-Baur]
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        Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America, in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768

      London: Printed for C. Dilly (et al). 1781. Third edition, second issue (with Index). 543, [21]pp. Frontispiece of Carver. Five plates (four colored, including the tobacco plate that is frequently missing), two partially colored folding maps. Modern three-quarter morocco and marbled papercovered boards. A lovely, fine copy. Interesting early ink note that the book was purchased from the library of Dr. John Jeffries (the first aeronaut to pass from England to France by balloon) when the library was sold at Boston by J.L. Cunningham. An important American travel narrative, this is considered the best edition with an expanded text, a biographical sketch of the author, an index, and the added plate of the tobacco plant. Text includes the first published mention of the word "Oregon." Howes C215; Sabin 11184. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Ueber Jesuiten, Freymaurer und deutsche Rosencreutzer. Herausgegeben von Joseph Aloisius Maier, der Gesellschaft Jesu ehemaligen Mitgliede.

      Leipzig [d.i. Frankfurt], o. Vlg. [Brönner] 1781.. Kl.-8°. 128 S. Neuerer Pappband m. grünem Kleisterpapierbezug. Einbd. in gutem Zustand, Sign. v. alter Hd. auf Titel, ersten Ss. wasserrandig, Papier gebräunt.. Wolfstieg 6775; nicht bei Goedeke. Selten. Einer von drei in der Kollation abweichenden Drucken des Jahres 1781. Unter Pseudonym erschienenes Traktat des deutschen Schriftstellers Adolph Frhr. v. Knigge gegen die Rosenkreuzer. Enthält: 'Bemerkungen über die boshaften und gefährlichen Grundsätze der zerstöhrten Gesellschaft Jesu, aus ihrer Geschichte, ihren Sitten und andern sichern Quellen gezogen'. / 'Ein Brief über die Freymaurerey, von einem erfahrnen Mitgliede dieses Ordens an einen profanen Freund geschrieben'. / 'Zuverläßige Nachrichten über die Aechtheit der heutigen deutschen Rosencreutzer'. - Der deutsche Schriftsteller und Aufklärer Adolph Freiherr von Knigge (1752-1796) war eine zentrale Figur im Geheimbundwesen seiner Zeit. Als Gründer eines Freundschaftsordens, Mitglied mehrerer Freimaurerlogen und des radikalaufklärerischen Illuminatenordens war er an den wichtigen einschlägigen Bewegungen seiner Zeit beteiligt. K. wurde 1780 Illuminat und bekam vom Ordensgründer Adam Weishaupt den Auftrag, den Orden in Norddeutschland aufzubauen, wobei es dem rastlosen und geschickten Organisator gelang, rund 500 Mitglieder anzuwerben.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        TRATADO DEL SOCORRO DE LOS POBRES

      - Tratado del socorro de los pobres compuesto en latín por el Doctor Traducido en castellano por el Dr. Juan de Gonzalo Nieto Ivarra.- Valencia, Benito Monfort, 1781; en 4º menor pergamino de época, anteportada, portada con pequeño retrato del autor grabado por Jorra, XXXIV - VI páginas de preliminares y 250 páginas. Palau nº 371641. Rara primera edición en castellano de este libro del humanista español, la edición príncipe de "De subventione pauperum" muy rara es de Brujas, Huberti de Crook, 1526. La traducción la hizo Nieto en 1526 aunque no se imprimió hasta esta edición que cuenta con un "Aviso al lector" de Gregorio Mayans. Bello ejemplar, impreso en grueso papel con amplios márgenes. Mancha antigua de agua en mitad superior de páginas preliminares.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA SANZ]
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        Monody on Major Andrè. By Miss Seward. (Author of the Elegy on Capt. Cook.) To Which Are Added Letters Addressed to Her by Major Andrè, in the Year 1769

      Lichfield: Printed and Sold by J. Jackson, for the Author , 1781 - In the Fall of 1780 the young and dashing British officer, John Andrè, was arrested in civilian clothes, with a false passport, bearing reports from Benedict Arnold to General Henry Clinton on the vulnerabilities of the fort at West Point. His execution as a spy prompted great sympathy on both sides of the Atlantic. In the household of Anna Seward, the 'swan of Lichfield", where there was a close personal attachment to Andrè, a keenly felt outrage was directed at the bloodthirsty George Washington in this poem which has been reprinted innumerable times: "Remorseless Washington! the day shall come "Of deep repentance for this barb'rous doom!" For this second setting of Seward's poem, the errata were corrected, and Hayley's laudatory poem, "To Miss Seward, Impromptu," was been added at pp. v-vi. This copy is signed in ink by the Seward ("Anna Seward") at the end of the poem, on p. 28 Second edition (same year as the first). Small 4to. vi, 47, [1] pp. Later marbled wrappers. Fine. Adams 81-65b; Sabin 79478 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        A Genealogical History of the Present Royal Families of Europe : the Stadtholders of the United States; and the Succession of the Popes . Illustrated with Tables of Descent / by Mark Noble

      London : Printed For R. Baldwin; And Sold By Pearson And Rollason, Birmingham 1781 - Physical desc. : [4], 252p. , plate, tables : 8vo. Subject: Europe - Kings and rulers - Genealogy - Early works to 1800. The verso of the prefatory leaf (A2) contains three lines of errata. ESTC citation no. : T136142. Notes: United States = United Provinces. Bookplate of Baroness & Countess Hastings, Hungerford. Contemporary half aniline calf over marble boards, very good. Raised bands with a contrasting gilt-blocked label. Bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. 1 Kg. 252 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Viages de Enrique Wanton a las tierras incognitas australes, y al pais de las monas: en donde se expresan las costumbres, carácter, ciencias, y policía de estos extraordinarios habitantes. Traducidos del idioma inglés al italiano y de este al español por D. Joaquín de Guzmán y Manrique, &c.

      se hallará toda la obra en Casa de Bernardo Alberá,, Madrid, 1781 - Quattro volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. xvi, 175 (1); (4) 223 (1); xix (1) 254; (4) 182, ix (3). Con antiporta figurata al primo volume e 12 tavole fuori testo. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Sguardie marmorizzate e tagli colorati. Rade e leggere bruniture ed un paio di fenditure esterne alle cerniere peraltro esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione della traduzione spagnola di questo classico della letteratura politica. Non comune, cfr. Palau 373957-8. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Antiquité d' Herculanum , Gravées Par F. A. David Avec Leurs Explications. Tome VIII. Les Plus Belles Peintures Antiques, et Les Marbres, Bronzes, Meubles, Etc. Trouvés Dans Les Excavations d'Herculanum, Stabia et Pompeïa.

      Chez David , Graveur, Paris 1781 - 52pp. de texto a gran papel y 71 láminas en muy buen papel de hilo. Entre lámina y lámina hojas blancas de resguardo. Ejemplar en muy buen estado de conservación, encuadernado en el siglo XX a media piel, lomera con tejuelo. Encuadernación firmada por Romeo. Size: 4ºmayor [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
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        Saxifraga Craffifolia. Linn. La Saxifrage de Siberie

      Paris: Chez l'auteur,, 1781.. Pl. XXXII. Size: 320 x 205 mm. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Collection Coloriée des plus belles variétés de Tulipes' in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work Collection des Fleurs de la Chine & de l'Europe, & de tout l'Ouvrage. Buchoz or Buc'hoz (1731-1807) was born in Metz. At the age of 28, he was appointed physician to the King of Poland, but left his post to pursue his interest in botany.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Critic, The

      London: Printed for T. Becket, Adelphi Strand, 1781. - Everybody Has An OpinionWith First English Translation of Rousseau's "Historically Important" OperaSHERIDAN, Richard. The Critic, Or a Tragedy Rehearsed. A Dramatic Piece in three acts as it is performed at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. London: Printed for T. Becket, Adelphi Strand, 1781. [Bound with] The Cunning-Man, A Musical Entertainment, in Two Acts. As it is Performed at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane. Originally written and Composed by Mr. J.J. Rousseau. Imitated, and adapted to his original Music, by Charles Burney. The Second Edition. London: Printed for T. Becket and P.A. de Hondt, 1766.Fourth edition of The Critic, second edition of The Cunning-Man. Octavo. [10], 98; [8], 30, [1, adv.], [1, blank] pp. Engraved title page to The Critic. The Cunning-Man complete with the publisher's notice, dated Nov. 29, 1766, at the end advertising translated works by Rousseau.Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, expertly rebacked to style. With the bookplate of J.S. Bentley to the front paste down endpaper, and that of Thomas Merriman to the front free endpaper. A very good copy.The Critic was first performed 30 October 1779; the first edition was issued in 1781, this, the fourth edition, was issued later in the same year. The Prologue is by Richard Fitzpatrick. Another huge success for the celebrated dramatist, The Critic is " an exuberant burlesque on the problems of producing a play. The work under rehearsal by its distraught producer is 'The Spanish Armada', a ludicrous parody of the modish tragic drama of the day The action of the main play continues with undiminished vivacity to the end" (OCEL). Playwright, producer, and theater manager and owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) made his reputation as a dramaturge in 1775 with The Rivals. Success followed success, celebrity ensued, and soon Sheridan bought out actor playwright, and impresario David Garrick's share in the Drury Lane Theatre and became its manager. The fabulous success of his School For Scandal gave him the wherewithal to become the sole proprietor of the Drury Lane Theatre in 1779. He was considered the true heir of Garrick, the most respected and celebrated theatrical personage of his age, and later became a MP.The Cunning-Man is Charles Burney's translation and adaptation of the libretto and songs to Rousseau's pastoral opera Le Devin du Village (The Village Soothsayer. 1752). "As with many French operas, Rousseau’s Le devin du village was first staged for the court, appearing at Fountainebleau on 18 October 1752. The work was then performed at the Paris Opéra on 1 March 1753. The historical importance of this short intermè is closely tied to its role in the famous Querelle de bouffons, a debate about the merits of French serious opera in comparison to Italian comic opera (especially Pergolesi’s La serva padrona). "Rousseau applied the principles of Italian buffo style to Le devin, showing a preference for simple melodies in his airs, and although the subject matter is typical of comic opera’s interest in paysannerie (see Grétry’s Le Huron), the use of recitative explains why Le devin appeared at the Opéra."Le devin’s popularity is evident in that it was parodied by the Comédie-Italienne and later arranged in English by Charles Burney. However, Rousseau’s outspoken nature caused problems for him at the Opéra when he wrote an indictment against French opera (titled Lettre sur la musique française) late in 1753. While Rousseau was no longer welcome at the Opéra, Le devin continued to be performed until the early nineteenth century. Berlioz famously criticized the work, though, and argued that Rameau’s music was far superior to Rousseau’s diminutive intermé" (University of North Texas Libraries). The opera became one of the most popular of its day and brought Rousseau both wealth and fame. "Dr. Charles Burney (1726-1814), organist, musical historian and minor composer was the friend of Garrick, Joshua Reynolds, Dr. Johnson, and many members

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        LAS OBRAS DE XENOFONTE ATENIENSE. La Cyripedia o historia de la vida y hechos de Cyro el Mayor. Historia de la entrada de Cyro el menor en el Asia, y de la retirada de los diez mil griegos que fueron con él.

      - 2 vols. Trasladadas de griego en castellano por el secretario Diego Gracian. Imprenta Real de la Gazeta. En Madrid. 1781. I.-XXXVIpp.+549pp.+1 mapa pleg. II.-XIIpp.+435pp.+2 mapas pleg. 26 x 20 cm. Enc. pasta española.

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        Histoire des Revolutions Republique Romain 2 volumes

      Chez Pierre Machuel, 1781-01-01. Leather Bound. Acceptable. Gutters cracked, but holding. Some wear to the spine coverings (see photos). Some tanning of the pages, and a couple of ownership signatures, to title page as well. Vol I lacks the first free flyleaf. Almost 7" tall. Vol 1: 434pp, Vol 2: 394. Scarce.

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        The Journey to Snowdon.

      Printed by Henry Hughes., London 1781 - The Journey to Snowdon together with corrections and additions to the first volume of the Welsh Tour. Quarto. Vignette title, iii, 197 pp. complete copy with the fine collection of engraved plates. SUPERB COLLECTIBLE COPY, BOUND FULL CONTEMPORARY CALF GILT. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité chimique de l?air et du feu. Avec une introduction de Torbern Bergmann. Ouvrage traduit de l?allemand par le Baron de Dietrich. Relié à la suite: Supplément au traité chimique de l?air et du feu de M. Scheele.

      1781-1785, Paris, 1781 - 268 + 214pages, 1 planche dépl., veau marbré de l?époque, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre, filets dorés, tranches jaspées. Très bel exemplaire.

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        Tratado De Las Ocho Questiones Del Templo, Propuestas Por El Illmo Senor Duque Del Infantadgo, I Respoindidas Por El Doctor Vergara, Canonigo De Toledo [Extracted from Clarorum Hispanorum...]

      Matriti: Atonium De Sancha. 1781. 8vo (20.5 cm x 14 cm). Segunda Impression. S Soft Cover. Fair. In Spanish. Undated, but most likely to be an extracted portion of Clarorum Hispanorum, Opuscula Selecta et Rariora tum Latina, tum Hispana, Magna ex Parte Nunc Priumum in Lucem Edita. Ano de 1548 in old pencil writing on title page. Juan de Vergara was a Spanish Humanist who was tried and imprisoned for his views during the Inquisition. The title roughly translates to: Treaty of the Eight Proposed Questions of the Temple by Illmo Sir Duke of the Infantadgo. Original marbled softcover, 94 pages. Printed on watermarked paper, with the watermark mainly obscured by the binding, but which appears to be an orb with a cross on top with perhaps three intials below - very hard to make out. The text includes Questiones de Templo de Salomon, Tabla de lo Contenido en este Tratado, Carta del Doctor Juan de Vergara A Geronymo Zurita, and Respuesta de Geronymo Zurita. Covers badly worn and chipped, with some very faint dampstaining that does not extend past the first text page, many corner folds but no significant chips or tears, almost no foxing, one area of worming throughout the book that manages to stay almost exclusively between the lines of text, the worming being one tiny spot for the last half of the book, with elongated holes in one horizontal line further forward in the book. One page has some finger smudging.

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        Collections for the History of Worcestershire. 2 volume set including supplement

      T. Payne and Son. J. Robson, B. White, Leigh and Sotherby etc 1781-1782 and 1799, London - xcii, 609pp;484pp; clxvii, + index; 104pp supplement. Folding map, titles with engraved vignette, dedications leaves, 13 facsimile leaves of Domesday book and 75 engraved plates and portraits and 26 pedigrees. Supplement published in 1799 by John White bound in with volume II. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Marbled eps. Cover lightly rubbed. Minor tear at fold of frontis fold out map. Plates clean and bright. Small tear to lower edge of title page of volume II. Aeg. Modern rebind [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fine bust-length portrait engraving by Johann Ernst Mansfeld (1738-1796)

      Vienna [1781]. The composer is depicted within a circular border surrounded by musical instruments, musical manuscripts, drapery and Euterpe standing with a double flute. 149 x 97 mm. A fine impression of this authentic portrait.. "Commissioned by the Artaria Publishing House, engraved in Vienna not later than 1781 from a (lost?) painting sent by Haydn from Eszterhaza to Vienna..." Somfai p. 213. 2. Kinsky 731-1. Scarce.

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        Analyse des infiniment petits, pour l’intelligence des lignes courbes

      - A Paris, chez Alex. Jombert jeune, 1781. In/4 reliure en plein veau tacheté du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés et pièce de titre rouge, 12 planches rempliées in-fine (11 numérotées de 1 à 11 et une A), xix ff. de préface et table, 234 p. Mors partiellement ouvert en coiffe supérieure, coiffes avec anciennes restaurations, usures aux coins. Ouvrage en bon état cependant. Cet ouvrage marque l’introduction en France du calcul différentiel et constitue le premier traité synthétique en la matière. L’ouvrage débute par une série de définitions et d’axiomes dont deux sont fondateurs du calcul différentiel : la distinction entre les infiniment petits d’ordre successif et la possibilité de considérer une courbe par une succession de droites infiniment petites. Les propositions qui en découlent traitent successivement du calcul des tangentes, des minima et maxima, et des notions de développée et de caustique. Guillaume de l’Hospital doit la majeure partie du contenu de ce traité au mathématicien et physicien suisse Jean Bernoulli (1667-1748) qui lui enseigna entre 1691 et 1692 le calcul différentiel élaboré et rendu public en 1684 par le philosophe allemand Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716). 4to in full contemporary spotted calf, ribbed spine with gilt panels and red label, red edges, 12 folding plates, [19], 234 p. Upper joint partially split, ancient repairs on tips, corners rubbed but a very good copy. G. de l’Hospital’s analysies of the infinitesimal introdiuces in France the differential calculus and constitutes the first overall treatise on the subject. This work had an important circulation and aroused many comments. G. de l’Hospital owes the main part of this work to the Swiss physicien & mathematicien Jean Bernouli who tought him between 1691-1692 the differential calculus which had been published in 1684 by the German Philosopher Leibniz. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tagebuch einer Entdeckungs-Reise nach der Südsee in den Jahren 1776 bis 1780 unter Anführung 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 Bünden mit etwas Rückenvergoldung (Einband an den Kanten stärker bestoßen, am oberen Kapital etwas eingerissen, Rückenschild mit Fehlstellen, Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, in der Vorrede zwei Blätter mit kleiner Verklebung, dort etwas Buchstabenverlust, die Karte mit kleinem Randeinriß; sonst guter Zustand); EA;. Beschreibt Cook's dritte und letzte Reise, noch vor der offiziellen Buchveröffentlichung erschienen. Dem Buch dürfte das englische Original "Journal of Captain Cook's last Voyage" von 1781 zu Grunde liegen, die erste Veröffentlichung nach der Reise, über 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.

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        Miscellanea Critica. Iterum Edita. Curavit, et Appendicem Adnotationis Addidit Thomas Burgess

      Oxford: D. Prince et J. Cooke, 1781. (EDWARDS OF HALIFAX-STYLE BINDING) 8vo. 529, [28] pp., + [2] pp. ads. Contemporary full vellum in neo-classical style; spine with eight bands of gilt rolls and floral pattern, Grecian urn and laurel tool in five compartments and title and tail compartments stained blue; covers with wide double-ruled frame in gold and blue; decorated with blue inked designs of two figures in a country setting on front and urn on rear cover, a.e.g., marbled endpapers; FORE-EDGE PAINTING, possibly modern, under gilt of two anglers beside a river, one with rod in hand, with a bridge and ruin visible in the background; near fine. ESTC 138706 . Fine neo-classical binding in the style, and contemporary with, the Edwards of Halifax, with a charming fore-edge fishing scene

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        A Gentleman's Tour through Monmouthshire and Wales. Made in the Months of June and July 1774. And in the Months of June, July and August, 1777.

      The Second Edition, Salisbury: Printed and Sold by E. Easton, 1781. - Quarto, 280 x 220 mm. Half-title and title page, xii, 214 pp. + errata page; 16 engraved illustrations. Full contemporary tan calf, sometime skilfully rebacked. Armorial bookplate of William Lloyd of Aston. Inner front hinge cracked, but perfectly firm. Some very occasional spotting, one plate a little foxed. An excellent copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Enumeratio insectorum Austriae indigenorum

      Augsburg, Klett et Franck 1781.. 8°. 12 Bll., 548 S., 2 Bll., 4 gefalt. Kupfertaf. Pbd. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. Taf. wasserrrandig. vgl. de Backer/S. VII, 915, 6; Horn-Schenkling 19735 - Frühes, seltenes Werk des deutschen Jesuiten und Entomologen Franz von Paula Schrank (1747 - 1835). Nach Reisen in Brasilien versuchte er als Erster eine Auflistung von in Österreich vorkommenden Insekten zu erstellen.

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        Metrocedera Obliqua. Angl. La Metrocedere oblique

      Paris: Chez l'auteur,, 1781.. Pl. CXXI. Size: 320 x 210 mm. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Collection Coloriée des plus belles variétés de Tulipes' in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work Collection des Fleurs de la Chine & de l'Europe, & de tout l'Ouvrage. Buchoz or Buc'hoz (1731-1807) was born in Metz. At the age of 28, he was appointed physician to the King of Poland, but left his post to pursue his interest in botany.

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        CLARORUM HISPANORUM. OPUSCULA SELECTA ET RARIORA TUM LATINA, TUM HISPANA, MAGNA EX PARTE NUNC PRIMUM IN LUCEM EDITA.

      - Volumen primum (único publicado). LIV+630 pp. Seguido de: TRATADO DE LAS OCHO QUESTIONES DEL TEMPLO PROPUESTAS POR EL ILLMO. SEÑOR DUQUE DEL INFANTADGO I RESPONDIDAS POR EL DOCTOR VERGARA CANÓNIGO DE TOLEDO. 94 pp. Apud Antonium de Sancha. Matriti, 1781. El propósito de F. Cerdá fue reproducir obras raras y de poco cuerpo, algunas olvidadas y otras casi perdidas, pero su loable intento no paso de este tomo primero. Contiene: Hieronimy Ramiri de raptu innocentis martyris guardiensis libri VI - Ioannis Gelidae epistolae aliquot et carmina - Academica Petri Valentiae - Syntra Aloisiae Sygaeae Toletanae, aliaque eiusdem ac nonnullorum praeterea virorum ad eamdem epigrammata - Apologia Aristotelis adversus eos, qui aiunt sensisse animam cum corpore exstingui - Commentarius praeciparum rerum quae in Conciliis Toletanis continentur auctore Gasparo Cardillo Villalpandeo - Ejusdem epistolae et prefationes - Jo. Bapt. Cardonae de regia S. Laurentii Bibliotheca - Tratado de las ocho Questiones del Templo respondidas por el doctor Vergara - etc.Este autor figura en el Ensayo de Sempere y Guarinos, y publicó otras obras raras y estimables. PALAU, ref. 51641. LIBROS ANTIGUOS Catálogo 83

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        Tableau de Paris. 2 Tomes reliés en 1 volume.

      chez Vircheaux - chez Samuel Fauche, Hambourg - Neuchâtel, 1781 - XIV- 300 p., 2 ff., - 1ff., 269 pages, relié plein veau de l?époque, dos à faux-nerfs, pièce de titre cuir rouge, fleurons dorés, cuir par endroits frotté, coiffe supérieure endomagée, usures aux coins, déchirure à la dernière page sans perte de texte.Première édition publié à Neuchâtel.

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        LIVES OF THE MOST EMINENT ENGLISH POETS; With Critical Observations on Their Works.

      London for C. Bathurst, et al 1781 - 4 volumes. The First London edition, first authorized edition, first separate edition. Portrait of Johnson by Joshua Reynolds as frontispiece in the first volume. 8vo, contemporary tree calf with gilt fillet lines surrounding the covers, the spines with plain calf backs. vii, 480; iii, 471; iii, 462; iii, 505. A very good, handsome and honest copy, rehinged incorporating the original spine panels and without labels, the text block clean and sound throughout. FIRST LONDON EDITION, FIRST AUTHORIZED EDITION, FIRST SEPARATE EDITION of this masterwork of literature. It took Johnson four years to write these lives, and much of their charm lies in the anecdotes and reminiscences which the author was able to provide. He spent much time in the company of men of letters and his retentive memory preserved many of the facts and criticisms which fell from their lips. The work, Johnson's last great labor, was suggested by the Martins at Edinburgh. "The first conception of the booksellers was to begin with the works of Chaucer, but that project was too vast for them, and the first author in their edition was Cowley. The diminution of the scheme is not greatly to be regretted. The poets before Cowley were not so well know to Johnson, and he had no special information on their lives" (Courtney and Smith, p. 130). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets

      London, Printed for C. Bathurst, J. Buckland...et al,, 1781. With Critical Observations on Their Works. 4 volumes, octavo. Full speckled tan calf, expertly rebacked, burgundy calf label to each spine, titles and decoration gilt, decorative border to boards gilt. Some wear to boards, now repaired, a hint of brown to leaves, otherwise very good. Previous owner's name in ink, a bookseller's stamp and the remains of a bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. First London edition which in fact was both the first authorized edition and the first separate edition. Originally published as prefaces to the long series of collected works of English poetry which Johnson had edited these essays were here collected and published in this format as a work in their own right.

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        Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; With Critical Observations on Their Works

      C. Bathurst, etc., London 1781 - First Authorized and Separate Edition. Contemporary mottled calf, expertly recased. A near fine copy of this classic work by Johnson with occasional foxing, but overall a very clean, tight and attractive set. Portrait frontispiece of Johnson in Volume One is in the state with the publisher's imprint (Freeman does not give priority to this point of issue). A celebrated work, intimate and containing recollections and characterizations of many poets with whom Johnson new personally and therefore remains a striking personal account of shared experiences.

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        Gaticanea, ou cruelissima guerra entre os caes, e os gatos, decidida em huma sanguinolenta batalha na grande praça da Real Villa de Mafra.

      Lisbon, Na Officina Patr. de Francisco Luiz Ameno, 1781. - Woodcut vignette on title page. Typographical headpiece on p. [i]. Woodcut headpieces at the beginning of each of the four cantos. Woodcut tailpieces at the ends of cantos II and III. (2 ll.), xi, 126 pp., (1 l. with directions to the binder for placing of the plates), 3 plates (2 folding). 2 works in 1 volume. 8°, contemporary mottled sheep (slight wear), flat spine with gilt fillets and crimson leather lettering piece, gilt letter, text-block edges sprinkled reddish-brown. Second folding plate neatly reinforced at inner margin without loss. In very good condition. Later ink signature of Augusto Cândido da Costa Lima [?] on title page. 2 works in 1 volume. ---- FIRST EDITION, variant with text on verso of the final leaf (some copies have this leaf blank), of this allegorical attack on the extravagances of the author's time, which appeared again in 1816 and 1828. The @Gaticanea, a verse description in four cantos of a mock epic battle in the Portuguese town of Mafra between cats and dogs (symbolizing women and men), is modeled on the @Batrachomyomachia (@Battle of Frogs and Mice) wrongly attributed to Homer.The first of the three interesting plates shows Fame crowning the victorious dog, whose collar reads "Maluco" ("insane person"). The folding plate facing p. 1 shows a dog and cat fighting in a kitchen, while a man and woman struggle to separate them; this plate is signed by [Manuel da Silva] Godinho (see Soares, @História da gravura artística em Portugal I, 317-9). The second folding plate shows the battle of a large number of cats and dogs in front of the Igreja e Mosteiro de Mafra, rendered in fine architectural detail. Mafra (also known as the Portuguese Escorial) was completed in 1730, and when this work was published, was an Augustinian house.The final leaf, blank on the recto and with directions for placement of the plates on the verso, is absent in most copies.---- Innocêncio III, 389-390 (giving incomplete collation); X, 283; XI, 294. Palha 1018. Not in Welsh or @Greenlee Catalogue. OCLC: 559487539 (British Library); 19911658 (New York Public Library, Yale University, Houghton Library, Thomas Fischer Rare Book Library-University of Toronto, Indiana University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of California-Berkeley, Universiteit van Amsterdam-Centrale Bibliotheek); 248761991 (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz); 311739594 (Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig); 433300473 (Biblioteca Nacional de España); 457303972 (Bibliothèque Nationale de France). Porbase locates 2 copies, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal and the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian Biblioteca Geral da Arte. Copac repeats British Library only.---- BOUND WITH: @FIGUEIREDO, Francisco de Paula. @Santarenaida, poema eroi-comico. Coimbra: Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1792. 8º, (2 ll.), 74 pp., (1 l.). Typographical vignette on title page. Typographical headpiece on p. 1. Fine condition.FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this poem in eight cantos of @versos hendecasyllabos soltos. It has the peculiarity of using an unconventional system of orthography, based on pronunciation, conforming in part to the theories of Verney expounded in the @Verdadeiro methodo de estudar more than forty years earlier.P. Francisco de Paula Figueiredo (Aveiro 1768-Porto 1803) was a secular priest with a Bachelor's degree in Canon Law from the University of Coimbra. After completing his studies ca. 1793, he established himself in Porto, where he became renowned for his sacred oratory. In addition to the present poem he was responsible for several brief poetical works and a volume of sermons. ° Innocêncio III, 23; IX, 356. OCLC: 5180063 (Harvard College Library, Houghton Library, Library of Congress, Thomas Fischer Rare Book Library-University of Toronto, Cleveland Public Library, University of Michigan, Indiana University, Purdue University, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Washington University in St. Louis; it is unclear if some of these may be digi [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The military guide for young officers, containing a system of the art of war : parade, camp, field-duty, manoeuvres, standing and general orders, warrants, regulations, returns, tables, forms, extracts from military acts of parliament, for His Majesty's l

      London: J. Millan, 1781. Collation, iv+365pp, plus Military, History and Explanatory Dictionary, with 19 plans, 1 folding plate, and 4 folding maps.Bound in full calf,professionally rebacked, corners of boards rubbed with some wear loss on edges. Binding in very good solid condition, hinge joints very strong.Internally, contents holding firm, no loose pages, new endpapers, short close tear on folding plate, some occasional browning or spotting. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition. A very nice clean well bound copy. Book measures 14x21cm. Weight 1.2kg. Internally this copy has 2 previous owners inscription, one the name of George Quayle possibly (was conspicuous in a variety of ways. In 1777, he entered the first regiment of Fencibles that was formed, ultimately becoming a captain. But, not satisfied with this, he raised a corps of yeomanry, which he commanded until it was disbanded at the Peace of Amiens in 1802) Manx Worthies.A48. Third Edition. Vey Good Plus. 8vo.

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        PRECIS HISTORIQUE Et EXPERIMENTAL Des PHENOMENES ELECTRIQUES, Depuis L'Origine de Cette Decouverte Jusqu'a ce Jour.

      Paris: 1781 - Illustrated with 9 folding copperplate engravings, depicting the divers pieces of electrical apparatus of the day (bound, at rear, out of sequence). Head- tailpieces. The author,while studying for his medical degree, attended a course of public lectures given by Abbe Nollet, the tenor of which so inspired Siguad's subsequent interest in, and investigations of, experimental science at the College Louis-le-Grand. In 1760, Siguad succeeded the Abbe Nollet in his chair at Louis-le-Grand, where, along with anatomy & physiology, he continued "those courses in experimental physics that had been taught by his famous predecessor." Siguad's "positive contributions to science were in the area of experimental technique. He is sometimes attributed with the invention of the glass insulator and the circular glass plate (to replace the glass globe) in electrical machines." This particular work written by him slanted more toward the "enlightened layman", rather than offering a rigorous technical treatise for his peers, nevertheless it does provide a significant historical summary on the subject of Electricity, as well as current thoughts of the 18th Century. [DSB]. Bit of splay to boards. Tips show some wear. Joints starting @ ends. Withal, a VG copy. Bound in a period full leather of speckled calf, with elaborate gilt decorated spine. Edges stained red. Marbled eps. 8vo: a8 A - 2Z8 3A4. 8" x 5". 1st edition (Ronalds Catalogue, p. 475). Mottelay records the publication of this work in 1785 (the implication being it's the title's first publication, though 1785 is the year of the 2nd edition). xvi, 742, [2] pp. Printed glosses. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de planches pour la nouvelle édition du Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, avec leur explication. Tome second.

      Lausanne & Berne, Sociétés Typographiques, 1781. - Small 4to. Half title, title + 174 engraved plates, following the numbering on the plates (incl. fold./double-page). NO TEXT ("EXPLICATION") INCLUDED. Hardcover. Contemp. half calf with red title lable on gilt spine, marbled boards. VG. (Edges of binding sl. rubbed; front endpaper a bit creased). * Plate vol. 2 (of 3), incl. 34 plates on anatomy, 64 on architecture, 23 on chemistry, 36 on surgery, 17 on music. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DIARIO DE LAS OPERACIONES DE LA EXPEDICION CONTRA LA PLAZA DE PANZACOLA CONCLUIDA POR LAS ARMAS DE S.M. CATOLICA, BAXO LAS ORDENES DEL MARISCAL DE CAMPO D. BERNARDO DE GALVEZ [caption title].

      [Madrid. ]. 1781 - 48pp. Dbd. Faint spotting on the first leaf, else clean and bright. Very good. In a handsome cloth clamshell box, morocco label. An important document of the American Revolution in the South, with important ramifications for the history of Florida. In 1779, Spain joined France in aiding the Americans against the British in the Revolution; however, Spanish goals were mainly self-serving, and she particularly wished to regain Florida, lost to Britain in the Peace of 1763 which concluded the French and Indian War. With this in mind, the energetic Viceroy Bernardo de Galvez organized an expedition from Havana against the British base at Pensacola, the capital of the Province of West Florida (including the present Florida panhandle, southern Alabama and Mississippi, and Louisiana as far as the Mississippi River). The expedition set out in November 1780, but was scattered by storms and was launched again in February 1781. The Spanish secured Baton Rouge, Natchez, and Mobile before turning on Pensacola. Despite difficulty in coordination (the Spanish admiral was not under Galvez' direct command and at first refused to run the bar at Pensacola under the British guns), Galvez was able to land his forces and effect a siege, resulting in British capitulation on May 9, 1781. The loss was a major setback to the British in the South and insured that the Floridas were returned to the Spanish in the Peace of 1783. Spanish control of the Floridas was a thorn in the side of the United States until they were sold to the U.S. under the conditions of the Adams-Onìs Treaty of 1819. This account is Galvez' detailed report of the entire expedition, with the last part dated at Pensacola on May 12, 1781. Also included is the treaty of capitulation and a schedule of troops involved. Medina believed that this pamphlet was published first in Havana and later in Madrid. We recently compared two copies which we believe confirms this. While the same in pagination, and indeed with the same text per page, the line settings within each page vary considerably. One is crudely printed and looks like Spanish colonial printing; and the other, with a different type face, is much more elegantly printed. The present copy matches the latter description, which we believe to be the Madrid printing. The easy way to tell the two apart is the first (of many) different paragraph settings: on page three, the first paragraph at the top has five lines in the Havana edition and only four in the Madrid edition. Accompanied by a copy of Jose Porrua Turanzas' (editor) DIARIO DE LAS OPERACIONES CONTRA LA PLAZA DE PANZACOLA 1781. (Madrid, 1959). SABIN 26475. PALAU 96980. MEDINA (HAVANA) 68 (ref). STREETER SALE 1191. HOWES P59.

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