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        A View of the Plaister Cliffs, on the West Shore of Georges Bay

      Published by J.F.W Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', London 1781 - A large-scale view of the scenery near Lakevale and Antigonish on the North West coast of Nova Scotia, from 'The Atlantic Neptune', the first British sea atlas of her North American colonies This is a very fine scene depicting a dramatic point where the highlands of Nova Scotia cascade into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This is the second state of this view, and is identical to the Henry Stevens Collection , variant 70.2C, in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Des Barres studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before continuing on to the Royal Military College at Woolwich. On the outbreak of the Seven Years war in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to be his aide-de-camp. From 1762, Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St.Lawrence, while his colleague, Samuel Holland charted the New England coast. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he began work on the Neptune. His dedication to the project was so strong, that often at his own expense, he continually updated and added new charts and views up until 1784. That year he returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, and living to the advanced age of 103. The Atlantic Neptune was the first British sea atlas of her North American colonies, and one of the most important achievements of eighteenth century cartography. With an official commission from the Royal Navy, Des Barres published the first volume in London in 1775, which was soon followed by further volumes. Des Barres' monumental endeavor eventually featured over two-hundred charts and aquatint views, many being found in several states. All of the charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information. Des Barres' plates were used to print further editions up into the first decade of the nineteenth-century. The Neptune met with the highest acclaim from the beginning, and is today widely regarded as superior to all other atlases produced during its time. Spendlove, The Face of Early Canada , Chapter 4: "J.F.W. Des Barres and The Atlantic Neptune"; pp. 18-22; Debard, "The Family Origins of Joseph Fredericks Wallet DesBarres: A Riddle Finally Solved", Nova Scotia Historical Review, Vol 14, No. 2 (1994), p.15; National Maritime Museum: Henry Stevens Collection: K0231 HNS 702C. Etching with aquatint, printed in sepia. Printed on laid paper with watermark `J Bates' and countermark `JB'.

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        Vue du Marche de Hack, du Pont de Spandau de l'Eglise Sophie dans l'eloignement, prise du Cote de la nouvelle Rue de Frederic. Dediee ... Monsieur de Blumenthal, Ministre d'Etat & de guerre ....

      . kol. Kupferstich v. J. ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1781, 40 x 66. Ernst, Rosenberg, J.G., Nr. 9; Kiewitz 1052; Rave 6. - Der Beobachter steht auf der Straße "An der Spandauer Brücke"/Ecke Neue Friedrichstraße und blickt über den ehemaligen Festungsgraben zum Hackeschen Markt, der den Namen nach dem General Hans Christoph v. Hake erhielt, 1749 Kommandant in Berlin. Im Hintergr. mittig die Sophienkirche. Auf der Spandauer Brücke zahlreiche Baumaterialien, die wohl für den Neubau dieser Brücke verwendet werden sollten ( erfolgte 1785 ). Mittig zeigt die Ansicht die stattlichen Häuser des Hackeschen Marktes, deren größtes das "Kleinsche Haus" war.

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        Vue du Marche de Hack, du Pont de Spandau de l'Eglise Sophie dans l'eloignement, prise du Cote de la nouvelle Rue de Frederic.

      . altkol. Kupferstich v. Rosenberg, dat. 1781, 40 x 66. Kiewitz 1052; Rave 6. - Mit Verlegeradresse und Dedication. - Der Beobachter steht auf der Straße "An der Spandauer Brücke"/Ecke Neue Friedrichstraße und blickt über den ehemaligen Festungsgraben zum Hackeschen Markt, der den Namen nach dem General Hans Christoph v. Hake erhielt, 1749 Kommandant in Berlin. Im Hintergr. mittig die Sophienkirche. Auf der Spandauer Brücke zahlreiche Baumaterialien, die wohl für den Neubau dieser Brücke verwendet werden sollten ( erfolgte 1785 ). Mittig zeigt die Ansicht die stattlichen Häuser des Hackeschen Marktes, deren größtes das "Kleinsche Haus" war. - Schöner Druck mit zurückhaltendem Kolorit, im Himmel einige Stockflecken. - 2. Zustand mit römischer Nummerierung oben rechts "X".

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        Carte de l'Océan Pacifique

      Augsburg: Tobie Conrad Lotter, 1781. Engraved map, 465 x 490 mm., with original handcoloured outlines; in fine condition, mounted. Early Hawaiian map. The first separately-issued map to show Hawaii: the panels of text beneath the map, in both French and German, mention the discovery of Hawaii and Cook's death. The text describes the map's origin, claiming that it is based on a map published in the Gentleman's Magazine of 1780. According to Forbes, the magazine 'published during 1780 important notices on the progress of Cook's Third Voyage, his death, and inter alia the existence of Hawaii'. The map from the Gentleman's Magazine was made by Thomas Kitchin the elder, and was published initially in July 1780 without marking the tracks of the voyage, and again in December of that year with the addition of Cook's route. Tobias Lotter (1717-1777) was an engraver and publisher who married into the long-established and respected map-making firm of Seutter of Vienna and Augsburg. His handsome map, with text in both French and German, shows the tracks of Cook and Clerke from Hawaii to the Northwest Coast of America and on to Kamchatka. It also shows Russian and Spanish routes in the Pacific. Lotter's map, and Kitchin's on which his was based, predated the first "official" map to show Hawaii which appeared with the official account of the voyage published in 1784. A chart showing Cook's discoveries in Hawaii did appear in John Rickman's surreptitious account of 1781, but it was the appearance of the official account of Cook's third voyage which resulted in a flood of maps delineating Cook's tracks and drawing particular attention to Hawaiiwhere the great navigator met his end.

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        Li Palatinati della Russia Rossa Podolia e Wolhynia.

      Antonio Zatta Venezia 1781 - Engraved map, outlines in contemporary colour. Dimensions: 38.7 x 52.8 cm. A fine map showing the regions of Western Ukraine after the first division of the Polish Rzeczpospolita. In 1772, 1793 and 1795 the territories of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth were divided between the Prussian Kingdom, the Russian Empire and the Austrian monarchy. Here the map shows the territories of the modern Chernovitskaya, Ivano-Frankovskaya and part of Lwowskaya regions which were annexed by Austria, and the territories of Ternopolskaya, Lutskaya, Khmelnitskaya and Rovenskaya regions that still belong to Rzeczpospolita. This map is part of the Atlas of Poland published by Zatta (1775-1797) - the most prominent Italian map publisher of the late 18th and early 19th century. His firm, based in Venice, produced maps that mark an important transition from 18th to 19th century cartographic styles. He updated and redefined the traditional title cartouche by replacing the mythic elements common to the 17th and 18th century with more representative images.

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

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

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        A View of the Ranger's House in the Park, and Part of the Town of Greenwich

      John Boydell, London 1781 - A fine copy of this lively and accurate view of the Ranger's House in Greenwich, London. George Robertson, 'born in London about 1748, was son of a wine merchant, and received his education from a Mr. Rolfe in Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell. He studied art at Shipley's school, and was noted there for his skill in drawing horses, for which he received a premium from the Society of Arts in 1761. He afterwards went to Italy, and studied in Rome. He was patronised by William Beckford (1709-1770). with whom Robertson went to Jamaica, where Beckford had a large property. Robertson drew several views of this property in Jamaica, which on his return were finely engraved by D. Lerpinière, T. Vivares, and J. Mason, and published by John Boydell. He also exhibited views of Jamaica and other landscapes at the Incorporated Society of Artists' exhibitions, acting as vice-president of the society for some years. He obtained employment in London as a drawing-master, notably at a ladies' boarding school in Queen Square, Bloomsbury. He inherited a small fortune from an uncle and a house in Newington Butts, where he died on 26 Sept. 1788, aged about 40.' ( DNB ). Thomas Morris (fl. 1780-1800), 'born about 1750, was a pupil of Woollett. He worked in the line manner, and confined himself to landscape, the figures in his plates being frequently put in by others. Morris was employed by Boydell. His most important plates are: A landscape after G. Smith of Chichester, 1774; Hawking, after Gilpin, 1780; Fox Hunting, after Gilpin and Barret (the figures by Bartolozzi), 1783; view of Skiddaw, after Loutherbourg, 1787; Horse, Mare, and Foals, after Gilpin; Mare and Foals, after Garrard, 1793; views of the ranger's house in Greenwich Park and Sir Gregory Turner's mansion on Blackheath, a pair, after Robertson; and views of Ludgate Street and Fish Street Hill, a pair, after Marlow, 1795. A series of Indian views, from drawings by Hodges and others, was engraved by Morris for the European Magazine. He also executed a few original etchings, including two views on the Avon at Bristol, 1802.' ( DNB ). Engraving, coloured by hand, by Thomas Morris. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Iphigenie en Tauride. Tragedie lyrique en quatre actes. Representee pour la premiere fois par l'Academie Royal de Musique le Mardy 23. Janvier 1781. Gravee par le Sr. Huguet. Imprime par Basset

      . Paris : chez le Suisse de l'Hotel de Noailles; Lyon : Castaud, [1781?]. - Partitur. [1] Bl. (Titel, Blanco), 364 S. Folio. Gestochen. HPgt. d. Zt., Deckel beschabt. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln. Einige leichte Bleistift- oder Tinten-Eintragungen. S. 5-8 und 51-52 knapp beschnitten, ohne Notenverlust. Weiterhin Randabrisse unten rechts, auf einige Stellen überklebt. // Full score. Engraved. Fol. Contemp. half-parchment. Boards shaved. Ex-library copy with stamps. Some light performance annotations in pencil or pen. Pages 5-8 and 51-51 trimmed, without loss of music. Several corners torn away, some repaired, no loss to notes.. Erstausgabe der Partitur. RISM P/PP 2150.

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

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

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        A Fruit Piece

      John Boydell, London 1781 - A very fine mezzotint after the work of Jan van Huysum:: the "last of the great Dutch masters'' (Mitchell), the "Phoenix of Flower Painters" (Weyerman). "It is the fate of some painters to be celebrated in their lifetime only and to be disregarded by later generations.Other painters pass their lives in obscurity only to be acclaimed by a succeeding century. A few, a very few, achieve a fame which is universal in their own day, never falters, and remains unchanged today. Jan van Huysum is among them. To Weyerman.Van Huysum was the 'phoenix of Flower Painters.' To Vertue, writing of six paintings he saw in an English collection in the 1740s, they were 'the most inimitable pictures that were ever seen.' In Van Huysum's lifetime the Kings of Poland and Prussia, the Elector of Saxony, Prince William of Hesse, the Dukes of Orleans and Mecklenburg, and Sir Robert Walpole were eager patrons. When Catherine the Great, thirty years after Van Huysum's death, wanted to buy the Walpole Collection, the greatest in England, a valuation was made by Benjamin West.on the evidence of saleroom results at the time he placed a fair valuation of 1200 pounds on the pair of Van Huysums.In the nineteenth century the Rothschilds and others were avid collectors.Today the very finest Van Huysums are not available.The only fair way to judge an artist is by assessing his success in what he set out to achieve. By such a yardstick Van Huysum is supremely successful. "Jan, born at Amsterdam in 1682, was the eldest son and pupil of Justus van Huysum. Justus was the head of a family enterprise.with three younger sons assisting: Justus the younger, Jacob and Michiel. Their large-scale production met the demand for decorative flowerpieces.Jan did not choose to follow his father's example. From his marriage in 1704 until his death in 1749 Jan appears to have stayed in Amsterdam, but independent of the family. He jealously guarded his success.working in strict privacy that none might see the preparation of his pigments nor how he worked.He is said to have worked from the real flower and gone to Haarlem each summer to study specimens.Van Huysum possessed an unerring elegance of composition which enabled him to avoid the inbalance, the over-abundance that others risked.The artist left no word, no indication of how he really painted, no hint of his own philosophy. So the wondrous skills of Jan Van Huysum, the last of the great Dutch masters, leaves us as bemused as those of his predecessors a century and a half earlier." (Peter Mitchell, European Flower Painters, pp. 142-149) Richard Earlom was one of the few engravers technically equipped to do justice to Van Huysum's work. Earlom "succeeded in inducing his father to place him under the tuition of Cipriani, and in 1765 became known to Alderman Boydell, who entertained so high an opinion of the young artist that he employed him to make drawings from the celebrated collection of pictures at Houghton, and now at St. Petersburg, for the engravers to work from. In 1757 he was awarded a premium by the Society of Arts. In the art of mezzotint engraving Earlom was his own instructor. His plates show great technical skill, especially those of flowers after Van Huysum, and are highly valued by the connoisseurs. They were produced in a style of engraving which till then had never been thought capable of representing the delicate texture of flowers. He engraved over sixty plates in mezzotint, among which are The Royal Academy, after Zoffany; Samuel Barrington, after Reynolds; Richard, viscount Fitzwilliam, after Howard; William Henry, duke of Gloucester, after Hamilton; Horatio, lord Nelson, after Beechey; William Pitt, after Dupont; the set of six plates of the Marriage à la Mode, after Hogarth; two flower pieces, after Huysum; Blacksmith's Shop, and the Forge, after Wright." (DNB) Dunthorne 313. Mezzotint, by Richard Earlom (some paper abrasion to outer blank margins).

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        Bildnis eines Kindes., Kreidezeichnung mit weiß gehöht.

      1781 - Im Unterrand monogrammiert "J.L.S. fec." und datiert "1781". Auf blaugrauem Büttenpapier. In lockerer Manier gezeichnetes, plastisch modelliertes Profilbildnis eines Kindes. Sehr persönliche, intime Darstellung des in sich versunkene Kindes. Der gezeichnete Rahmen stellt hingegen eine gewisse Distanz zum Betrachter her. - Sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100 15,2 x 10,2 cm. Papier: 22 x 17 cm.

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

      London: E. Newbery, 1781. Octavo, with a folding engraved frontispiece of the Death of Cook, folding map and four engraved plates (one folding); the leaf D4 cancelled as usual and replaced with four unsigned leaves; contemporary calf, rebacked retaining original label, endpapers preserved, a good copy preserved in a folding cloth box. First full account of the third voyage. First edition: the first full account in English of Cook's third voyage. This scarce and important account of Cook's third voyage, though published anonymously, was conclusively shown by Judge Howay (Zimmerman's Captain Cook, Toronto, 1930) to be by John Rickman, a lieutenant on the voyage. Rickman's and Zimmermann's narratives were both published in 1781, three years before the official account; it is not certain which of them was the first to appear in print, and thus to be the first description of the third voyage - and of Hawaii - to be published. Rickman's description of the voyage differs from the official account in many respects - particularly regarding the death of Cook, for which this is a prime source. The engraved frontispiece "Representation of the Murder of Capt. Cooke at O-Why-ee" is the first representation of Hawaii in a printed book. David Forbes identifies four variant states of the book ("A" to "D"), without assigning priority. This example falls somewhere between states "A" and "B" with various identifying misprints and pagination errors of "B" but in addition having the mistaken page-numbering of 331 for 231 while the mistake of "22_" for 225, a feature of state "B", in partial appearing as "225" and therefore presumably being "22_" about to happen! Many editions and versions of the book followed in later years, attesting to its popularity and importance.

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        Les Nouvelles Découvertes des Russes , entre L'Asie et L'Amerique

      Paris: Hotel de Thou, 1781. Quarto, four folding engraved maps & one folding plate; a few stains and some browning, but a handsome copy in contemporary French mottled calf, gilt spines, red edges. First French edition. The rare French edition of this famous book on Russian exploration. Coxe, on a journey through Russia, collected, compared and translated Russian journals, collected maps at St Petersburg, consulted with authorities and included several journals 'never before given to the public', directing the 'curious and inquisitive reader' to compare them to Cook's then unpublished journals. The book is a significant source on Russian exploration and expansion into the northern Pacific, and the attempt to open trade with Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Coxe 'also succeeded in securing additional material (for instance the narrative and maps of Krenitzin and Levashev's 'secret' expedition, the first official Russian government expedition since Bering's second expedition of 1741). He was able to secure this particular information, not widely known at the time even in Russia, from Dr. William Robertson, who in turn obtained it through his friend Dr. Rogerson, first physician to Empress Catherine II…' (Lada-Mocarski). This edition is not in Sabin, who does record another French edition, a version reduced to octavo format published in Neuchâtel in 1781.

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        Grammatica-armonica fisico-matematica ragionata su i veri principj (principi) fondamentali teorico-pratici per uso della gioventù studiosa, e di qualunque musicale radunanza

      Rome: Nella stamperia di S. Michele a Ripa, per Paolo Giunchi. 1781. Hardcover. Very Good. 1781. Hardcover 4to, 166pp + 15 plates, some folding, collated complete. Beautifully typeset with various engraved initials and printer's devices throughout, engraved title page. Bound in half leather with patterned boards, red speckled edges. Expected wear to binding, mostly rubbing to edges and bumping to corners. A few minor library marks: bookplate, embossed stamp to flyleaf and title page; 1870 inscription on half-title page and note on rear pastedown with contents otherwise bright and clean. A worn copy auctioned at Bloomsbury in 2008 for 800 pounds. A beautiful volume, rare.

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        Carte de l'Océan Pacifique.

      Tobie Conrad Lotter, Augsburg 1781 - Engraved map, 465 x 490 mm., with original handcoloured outlines; in fine condition, mounted. Early Hawaiian map. The first separately-issued map to show Hawaii: the panels of text beneath the map, in both French and German, mention the discovery of Hawaii and Cook's death. The text describes the map's origin, claiming that it is based on a map published in the Gentleman's Magazine of 1780. According to Forbes, the magazine 'published during 1780 important notices on the progress of Cook's Third Voyage, his death, and inter alia the existence of Hawaii'. The map from the Gentleman's Magazine was made by Thomas Kitchin the elder, and was published initially in July 1780 without marking the tracks of the voyage, and again in December of that year with the addition of Cook's route. Tobias Lotter (1717-1777) was an engraver and publisher who married into the long-established and respected map-making firm of Seutter of Vienna and Augsburg. His handsome map, with text in both French and German, shows the tracks of Cook and Clerke from Hawaii to the Northwest Coast of America and on to Kamchatka. It also shows Russian and Spanish routes in the Pacific. Lotter's map, and Kitchin's on which his was based, predated the first "official" map to show Hawaii which appeared with the official account of the voyage published in 1784. A chart showing Cook's discoveries in Hawaii did appear in John Rickman's surreptitious account of 1781, but it was the appearance of the official account of Cook's third voyage which resulted in a flood of maps delineating Cook's tracks and drawing particular attention to Hawaiiwhere the great navigator met his end. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Representation of the Death of Capt. Cook

      imprint clipped, but S.A. Cumberlege, 1 July, London 1781 - Engraving, 145 x 180 mm., laid paper, early folds, trimmed to plate mark but retaining original caption, lacks publishing imprint; mounted. Early and very important representation of the death of Captain Cook: evidently based on John Webber's original painting, this engraving actually predates the more famous Bartolozzi engraving with which Webber's name is now inextricably linked. As a result, this is the earliest recorded version of the print, and seemingly the earliest public representation of the infamous scene to be based on official witness accounts. As a note in Forbes suggests, this plate was originally issued to accompany a five-page article entitled 'A Succinct Account of the Life and Voyages of Captain James Cook', printed in the Universal Magazine for June 1781 (see Forbes 38). What is fascinating about this rather naïve popular print, is that the 1781 date of publication is at least a year earlier than the earliest imprint details on any of the large format representations of the death of Captain Cook engraved after Webber's original by Bartolozzi (see catalogue no. XXX). Indeed, this is the earliest representation of Cook's death to be based on an official accounts, although at least one fanciful version is known from a German magazine of 1780. Given that Webber was thought to have been working on the scene from 1781 at the latest, and given that he was famous for inviting any number of guests to view his sketches and see his atelier, it is apparently the case that this engraving was prepared by an artist who had access to Webber's originals. This is strongly implied in the full title of the original article in the Universal Magazine, which notes 'with an exact representation of the death of that celebrated navigator communicated by respectable authority and elegantly engraved on copper.' Although the imprint has been clipped from this copy, comparison with other examples confirms the details. S.A. Cumberlege was the successor to the printer J. Hinton and married Hinton's widow. Beddie knew copies in the Mitchell and Dixson collections, and a copy is also recorded in the collection of Nan Kivell, now held at the National Library of Australia. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Voyages Métallurgiques ou Recherches et Observations sur les Mines et Forges de Fer, la Fabrication de l'Acier, celles du fer-blanc et plusieurs Mines de charbon de terre, faites depuis l'année 1757 jusques y compris 1769, en Allemagne, Suède, Norvège, Angleterre et Ecosse. Suives d'un Mémoire sur la circulation de l'air dans les Mines et d'une Notice sur la Jurisprudence des mines de charbon dans le Pays de Liège, la Province de Limbourg et le Comté de Namur. Avec Figures. Dédiés à l'Académie des Sciences de Paris.

      Paris, Cellot, Cl. Jombert, L.Jombert, 1774- 1780- 1781. - 3 volumes in-4. XXXII. 416pp. + 10 pl. dépl.; XXVIII. 612pp. + 28 pl. dépl.; VIII. 568pp. + 14 pl. dépl. Plein veau marbré, dos à nerfs orné (Reliure de l'époque). Edition Originale du principal ouvrage du métallurgiste français Gabriel Jars (1732-1769), membre de l'Académie des Sciences à qui l'ouvrage est dédié, et l'un des précurseurs de la révolution industrielle. "C'est une collection complète de minéralogie théorique et pratique, à la fois curieuse et méthodique. Les procédés prescrits y sont traités avec clarté et précision et on y trouve des dessins exacts des machines et des fourneaux nécessaires pour l'exploitation des mines. Cet ouvrage important a été publié par un des frères de Jars, metalurgiste distingué lui-même, qui l'accompagna dans ses voyages à partir de 1765 et fut nommé inspecteur général des mines" (Larousse). Cet ouvrage dont la parution s'échelonna sur plusieurs années, est illustré de 52 planches dépliantes hors texte. Très bon exemplaire en reliure de l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Versuch einer an der menschlichen Sprache abgebildeten Vernunftlehre oder Philosophische und allgemeine Sprachlehre. 6 Bl., XCVI, 488 S. Schlichter Pappbd d. Z. mit späterem handschriftl. Rückenschild und Signaturschildchen.

      Leipzig, Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf, 1781.. . Erste Ausgabe. Das von Adelung positiv beurteilte Werk ist eine Art philosophische Grammatik im Vorfeld der später herrschenden Ansichten zu diesem Thema. In seiner Philosophie der Sprache betont er, im Gegensatz zu den rationalistischen Grammatiken, eher die kommunikative als die logische und kognitive Seite von Sprache und Grammatik an und sah deren Studium als Studium der menschlichen Entwicklung an. Meiner (1723-1789) war Rektor der Grammatikschule in Langensalza. - Titel verso mit Stempel der Hofbibliothek Donaueschingen und altem handschriftl. Vermerk "Der fürstl. Biblio. Donauöschg." Gutes Exemplar.

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        A Rhetorical Grammar of the English Language. Calculated solely for the Purposes of Teaching Propriety of Pronunciation, and Justness of Delivery, in That Tongue, by the Organs of Speech.

      Dublin: Printed for Messrs. Prices W. and H. Whitestone. 1781 - FIRST EDITION. 12mo, 168 x 98 mms., pp. xxiv [xxv - xxvii Contents, xxviii blank], 238, contemporary calf, gilt spine, green morocco label; a few annotations and underlinings in pencil, front joint very slightly worn, but a very good to fine copy. Sheridan writes in his Preface, "'There was a time.called the Augustan age of England.when English was the language spoken at court; and when the same attention was paid to propriety of pronunciation as that of French at the Court of Versailles." This undoubtedly a bit of an exaggeration, but his comment on the greater attention paid to pronunciation of English throughout the 18th century is accurate. Sherdian's target audience is his fellow Irishmen, whose Anglo-Irish dialect was hindering their cultural and economic progress. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, And Administration of The Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David; Pointed as they are to sung or said in Churches.

      Bound in full red untitled morocco with black gilt device to the panels, and elaborately gilded spine in compartments. All edges gilt. Two silk ribbons markers. 12mo. Binding: 18 x 10.5 cm. Ownership inscription of Jane Smart 1781 on front endpaper. One corner a little worn; else a very handsome example.

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        Traité de Droit Civil et De Jurisprudence ;tome 1, 2 et 3; 1781; grand format in 4

      Debure 1781 - Contenu de cette édition en quatre tomes dont je ne vends que les trois premiers : tome 1 : Traité des Obligations, Traité du contrat de vente et le Traité des Retraits ; tome 2 : Le Traité du Contrat de Constitution de Rente, Le Traité du Contrat de Change, le Traité du Contrat de Louage, le Traité du Contrat de Bail à rente, le Traité des Contrats de Louage maritime, le Traité du Contrat de Société, le Traité des Cheptels, le Traité des Contrats de Bienfaisance, le Traité du Prêt à usage, le Traité du Précaire, le Traité du Prêt de Consomption, le Traité du Dépôt, le Traité du Mandat, le Traité du Quasi-Contrat Negotiorum gestorum, le Traité du Nantissement ; tome 3 : le Traité des contrats aléatoires, le Traité des Contrats d’ Assurance, le Traité du Prêt à la grosse Aventure, le Traité du Jeu, le Traité du Contrat de Mariage, le Traité de la Communauté. Le tome 1 de cet ouvrage est illustré en frontispice par un portrait de Pothier par Le Noir Pinx. Edité par Debure à Paris et par Rouzeau –Montaut à Orléans en 1781 pour les tomes 1 et 2 et 1773 pour le tome 3, reliure plein cuir d’ époque avec des dos à cinq nerfs ayant des traces d’usure et orné de caissons, de fleurons, de pièces de titre et de tomaison gravés à l’or fin, intérieur en bon état, format in 4, 2792 pages (905+964+923). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        oude en Tegenwoordige Staat en Geschiedenis van alle Godsdiensten.

      van de schepping af tot op den tegenwoordigen tijd. Door Wiliam Hurd. Uit het Engelsch vertaald. 7 delen versierd met een stel(63) kunstplaten. Te Amsterdam bij Martinus de Bruyn. MDCCLXXXI (1781)7 vols.With 1 engr.frontisp. and 62 engr.plts.

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

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

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        Herrn Christoph Christian Sturms geistliche Gesänge mit Melodien zum Singen bey dem Claviere. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Hamburg, J. H. Herold 1781. Quer 4°. 6 Bll., 30 S., 1 Bl.; 2 Bll., 32 S., mit 2 (wdh.) gr. gest. Titelvignetten u. Noten in Typendruck, Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rverg. u. Rtit.

      - Wotquenne 197-198 - RISM: B 133 u. 136 - Kat. Hoboken I, 231 - ADB XXXVII, 4.- Tl. 1 in zweiter, Tl. 2 in erster Ausgabe.- Bachs vierte große Sammlung mit zus. 60 kirchenmusikalischen Vokalstücken für eine Singstimme mit Klavierbegleitung.- Die große Kupferstich-Vignette (13,5 x 18 cm) auf den Titeln (Oeser inv., A. Stöttrup imagines p. , J. C. G. Fritzsch sc. 1781) zeigt eine Ansicht der Stadt Hamburg, darüber schwebend Allegorie der Musik und ein Doppelporträt von Sturm und Bach.- Erster Titel u. 1 Bl. mit ergänztem Rand- u. Eckabriss, etw. gebräunt, braun- u. fingerfleckig, einige Bll. auch wasserrandig, Rücken tls. ergänzt.# Part 1 in the second, part 2 in the first edition.- Bach's fourth major collection of church music with 60 vocal pieces for One Singing Voice and piano.- A title page and 1 sheet with additions in the margin, slightly browned, brown- and finger-stained, some leaves also waterstained, spine partly supplemented. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Physicalische und medicinische Abhandlungen der Königlichen Academie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin. Bände 1-4.

      Gotha, C. W. Ettinger, 1781, 1781, 1783 und 1786.. 20 x 12 cm. Original-Pappbände, jeweils mit geprägtem Rückentitel und Dreiseitenrotschnitt. Die Einbände sind angestaubt, die Rücken gedunkelt. Kapitale und Ecken sind bestoßen, Bezugspapiere in den Außengelenke abgerieben. Ausgeschiedenes Bibliotheksexemplar mit den entsprechenden Stempeln und Signaturen. Band 1: Titelblatt, XVI, 462 Seiten, 3 Bll. sowie 9 ausfaltbare Tafeln mit insgesamt 26 Figuren / Band 2: Titelblatt, 5 Bll., 440 S., 4 Bll. sowie 12 ausklappbare Tafeln mit insgesamt 63 Abbildungen / Band 3: Titelbl., 4 Bll., 684 S., 4 Bll. sowie 8 ausfaltb. Tafeln mit 15 Abbildungen / Band 4) Titelblatt, 5 Bll., 542 S., 1 Bl. sowie 1 Falttafel mit 12 Abbildungen. So komplett mit allen 30 Kupfertafeln und zusammen 116 Figuren. Die Tafeln aller Bände sind vollständig und sauber. Wenige Seiten sind im Randbereich minimal stockfleckig, das Papier ist durchgehend holzig, mit kleinen Einschlüssen. Insgesamt ist der Innenbereich der Bücher sauber und frisch. Im Einzelnen siehe auch Anmerkungen. Collationiertes Werk in gutem Zustand.. Die Bände enthalten 52 / 56 / 49 / 31 Abhandlungen aus den Bereichen Chemie, Biologie, Physik, Astronomie, Mathematik, Meteorologie, Medizin, Botanik, Zoologie, Elektrizität. --- Jeder Band hat ein Inhaltsverzeichnis. Zu den Tafeln sind jeweils 1-4 Bll. Erklärungen beigefügt. --- Übersetzt aus dem Französischen und Lateinischen von Johann Ludewig Conrad Mümler, Doctor der Arznaygelahrtheit und Practikus in Wolfenbüttel. --- 'Ex Biblioth. Universitatis Frider. Guil. Berolin.' - Dieser Stempel befindet sich auf der Rückseite des Titelblattes aller 4 Bände. Stempel 'Ausgesondert' finden sich jeweils auf der Seite nach dem Titelblatt, der letzten Seite der Erklärungen zu den Tafeln sowie im Randbereich der letzten Tafel der Bände 1-3. Band 4: Stempel am oberen Rand der Seite 526 und auf der Tafel. Signaturen: jeweils auf dem unteren Rücken und im vorderen Innendeckel. --- Band 1: S. 365/366: untere Ecke fehlt (offenbar papierbedingt), S. 397/398: kl. Fehlstelle am Seitenrand (1x0,5cm). Band 2: Blatt 1 im Randbereich mit Fingerfleck. Band 3: S. 17/18 mit Einriss im unteren Bereich (6cm mit min. Textverlust). Band 4: S. 333-336 mit kl. Fleck im Text (1x0,5cm, schwächer werdend). S. 431/432 mit kl. Fehlstelle am Seitenrand (0,5x0,2 cm). #FL5502

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        Two Autographed Documents Signed from the Continental Army

      Massachusetts, 1781. Massachusetts, 1781. unbound. Two remarkable war-date documents signed "J. Pettengill." The first one is 2 pages, 8.75 x 7.25 inches, no date, Massachusetts -- an affidavit to the Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, concerning a soldier (John Baptise Villiard) who enlisted in the Continental Army for three years and pocketed a bounty of $120. Fifty-seven days later the soldier was discovered as being a deserter and produced papers declaring that he was a French citizen and in the French Service. At that point he was placed under arrest, in part: "...Jean Baptise Villiard enlisted into the service of the United States of America for the Town of Ipswich and received $120 to serve them for the term of three years. I passed him muster upon a certificate that I supposed to be good...but upon a second examination it appeared to be written in French - permitting John to pass and re-pass from town to town in that country which was understood to be in America. He was accordingly (upon the deception) delivered to a Continental officer and receipted to me as our man of this Commonwealths quota...and did, on the second day of March desert the party - which was about 57 days ago. Last Saturday he was arrested in the town of Andover and brought to me as a Deserter. I examined him strictly...asked how he came by so much money and he informed me that he had over and above the money he received of Captain Collins...that he brought it with him from France. I received of John B. Villiard 25 Guineas as security for his good behavior for the future...promising him that when he would arrive in camp he would receive his money. Two days later a French gentleman from that Island took John from me and also demanded that I return the money to him. I offered the gentleman the man (if he's engaged in the French Service)...and all the money over and above that of which he received of the Public Funds...I conceived it my indispensable duty, as a public officer, to detain as much money for the ease of the deficient town, as he the said John has unjustly taken by deception from them." Still fuming over the contempt he holds towards Villiard, Pettengill wrote the second document -- a letter to Governor John Hancock, 1 page, 13 x 8.75 inches, November 7, 1781, in full: "May it please your Excellency since I left you this morning I am taken extremely unwell, scarcely able to walk - being anxious for strict justice to be done between John Baptise Villiard and the Commonwealth. I have thereupon taken the liberty to enclose to your Excellency, true facts relative to this case - that whoever may be judges in this case may be acquainted with every circumstance respecting the subject." Docketed on the back, "Major Pettengill, Rec'd Nov. 7. 1781," possibly in the hand of Hancock. Both documents are in very good(-) condition. The first one has a tiny smudge on the front, partial tearing along the folds, and small pieces of tape reinforcing the back. The second one has small tears, light toning, and a hole from the original red wax seal. Major in the 9th Massachusetts Regiment who became the officer in charge for Bounties advanced persons in the Continental Army.

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        Histoire de L'Art de L'Antiquite. 3 volumes.

      Leipzig; Chez L'Auteur et Jean Gottl. 1781. - 1st French language edition. 10" x 8". [4] + clxxxviii + 212pp, illustrated. 376pp, illustrated. 366[2]pp, illustrated. Bookplate of previous owner on paste down feps, bookplate of another previous owner on ffep of volume 1. Scattered foxing. Very good hardbacks in slightly rubbed, near contemporary, mid brown, full calf with gilt ornamentation and dark green calf labels to spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Archiv der Insectengeschichte.

      . 8 Hefte in 1 Band (alles was erschienen) Steiner, Zürich 1781-1786. Zus. 321 S. Text u. 51 (3 nicht kolor.) kolorierten Tafeln Hldr. d. Zt. Gering bestoßen. Rücken etwas beschäd. u. brüchig.- Die sehr schön kolorierten Taf. gut erhalten. 2 Tafeln von alter Hand prachtvoll kopiert und koloriert. Taf. 37-42 sind nicht erschienen. - Unter anderem mit Arbeiten namhafter Entomologen der Zeit, darunter J. F. W. Herbst, J. G. Hübner, Franz von Paula Schrank. - Nissen 1455. Horn/Schenkling 7210. Hagen I, 257..

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        Materialien zur geist- und weltlichen Statistick des niederrheinischen und westphälischen Kreises und der angränzenden Länder nebst Nachrichten zum Behuf ihrer ältern Geschichte.

      Erlangen, Palm 1781 - 1783.. 2 Jgg. in 4 Bänden. 3 Bll., 395 S.; Tit., SS. (399)-587, Tit., 207 S.; Tit., 283 S.; Tit., SS. (285)-472, 1 Bl. HLwd. um 1850.. Kirchner 1118. - Wichtige statistische Erfassung des Landes; der rheinische Journalist und Publizist Eichhoff (1755-1825) war von dem Begründer der modernen Demographie, Johann Peter Süßmilch stark beeinflusst. Eichhoff gehörte auch 1781 zu den elf Gründungsmitgliedern der Bonner Filiale "Stagira" des Illuminatenordens, dessen Mitglieder sich für die Verbreitung aufgeklärter Ideen einsetzten. - Vorhanden sind der erste Jahrgang mit den Stücken 1 - 8; hier fehlen die Stücke 9 - 12. Der zweite und letzte Jahrgang ist wie hier vorliegend in 2 Bänden komplett. - Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar mit Schatten von abgelösten Etiketten am unteren Buchrücken. Titel verso gestempelt. Etwas bestoßen und berieben, Block von Bd. 1 gelockert.

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        Méthode nouvelle et générale pour tracer facilement des cadrans solaires sur toutes surfaces planes, en situation quelconque, sans calcul ni embarras d'instrumens. Par un seul problème géométrique qui fait connaître l'axe & la soustylaire, la latitude du lieu, la situation du plan, la déclinaison du soleil & le parallèle du jour lors de l'opération. Principes et usage du comput et l'art de vérifier les dates.

      (Caen, Pierre Le Baron) 1781 - In-8 [194 x 115 mm]. Collation : frontispice, (4), XVI, XVIII, 260, (4) pp., 23 planches h.-t. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, étiquettes brune et verte, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.) Première édition. Elle est illustrée par un frontispice et 23 planches dépliantes. "Il faut donc convenir que tout ce que nous lisons de la gnomonique, n'est point encore assez simplifié pour être entendu & pratiqué par ceux qui en ignorent les principes. C'est ce qui m'a fait rechercher si l'on ne pourrait pas tracer des cadrans solaires, sans touts ces calculs & ces instruments incommodes." Une étiquette imprimée, a été collée au bas de la page de titre, avec l'adresse : Paris, Jombert. Un manque à la coiffe, fente sur 2 cm sur la charnière inférieure, sinon bel exemplaire. // You can browse all my books on latude.net

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        Description des Alpes Pennines et Rhetiennes.: Legato con: "Nouvelle description des glacieres et glaciers de Savoye, particulierement de la vallee de Chamouni & du Mont-Blanc. Ouvrage qui complete la Description des Alpes Pennines & Rhetiennes du meme auteur, & de meme enrichi de ses tableaux graves par les meilleurs artistes".

      J. P. Bonnant - Paul Barde, Geneve. 1781 - Con: 1 carta geogr. ripieg. f.t. all’antip. del tomo 1 (inc. da C.G.Geissler), inoltre 8 vedute f.t. inc. in rame da A.Moitte (4 nn. nel 1 vol.; 4 numerate nel 2: Glacier de Chermontane; Vallee de Glace de Chermontane, Vue du Vallais et du Rhone, Lac du Kandelsteig, Glacier du Rhone, Pont du Diable, Vue du Glacier du Grindelwald, Lac de Chede et Mont Blanc). Rarissima edizione originale, nonché terza opera assoluta del B. (la 2 edizione apparve nel 1783 a Ginevra con titolo modificato, preceduta nel 1782 da una trad. in tedesco). Alcuni estratti apparvero in ediz. pre-originale in: Journal du Paris in data 13 Ottobre 1780. PERRET, 658: Dans ce livre, qui a contribué de maniere decisive au developpement de l’interet pour les Alpes. B. relate les excursions qu’il a realisees dans le Valais, où il fut l’un des premiers a’ explorer les glaciers. ACL, p.41. BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE-Images De la Montagne, 52. GATTLEN-Valais, I-106-107-108-109(4 inc.). LONGCHAMP-L’Estampe & Livre à gravures suisses, 66. MATHEWS, p.298. MECKLY, 26. NAVA, B/1. S.A.C., p.56, 145, 258. . B.N. CAI (solo v. II). Il terzo volume che, come detto nel titolo, completa i primi due volumi apparsi quattro anni primi, contiene cinque belle tavole incise in rame delle quali due acquarellate d’epoca e si presenta con una bella legatura coeva in piena pelle con dorso a cinque nervi, fregi oro e tagli spruzzati. Quest’ultimo volume è notevolmente raro nella presente prima edizione e difficilmente si incontra il set dei tre volumi completo in tutte le sue parti. Formato: 3 v. (XIX, [1], 247, [1] p., [4] c. di tav., [1] c. geogr. ripieg.; [4], 285, [3] p., 4 c. di tav.; [16], 308 p., [5] c. di tav.), 8°(21 cm), m.p. con fregi e titoli oro. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo, più evidenti alle legature soprattutto ai dorsi dei primi due volumi.

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        A Short and Easy Introduction to Heraldry in Two Parts

      London - G. Kearsly, 1781. London - G. Kearsly, 1781 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An eighteenth-century guide to genealogy. Part I contains a dictionary of technical terms, whilst Part II contains the use of arms and armory. Illustrated with numerous engraved plates, depicting different aspects of heraldry. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing, marks, and discolouration. Bumping to the extremities also. Hinges ae strained, though firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some offsetting and foxing, predominantly to the first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD..

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        Eugène Beauharnais

      primo '800, Generale napoleonico - Evidenti abrasioni e perdita di colore al centro dell'immagine. Eugene Beauharnais (1781-1824). Figlio di soldato, fu anch'egli avviato alla carriera delle armi, che gli fu agevolata dalle nuove nozze della madre, con Napoleone Bonaparte. Partecipò da valoroso alla battaglia di Marengo come caposquadrone. Colonnello dei Cacciatori della guardia, ebbe la nomina da Napoleone di Viceré con decreto del 7 giugno 1805, ad Arcicancelliere dell'Impero Francese e più tardi anche a Duca di Venezia. Napoleone lo volle parificare completamente ai membri della sua famiglia, lo adottò e gli diede in moglie Augusta Amalia, con cui entrò in Milano, il 16 febbraio 1806. Nello stesso giorno Napoleone emanò un decreto col quale lo nominava suo successore, nel caso non avesse avuto eredi maschi mm 390x288

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1781-1788.. London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1781-1788. Quarto, 6 volumes. Mixed early editions. Volume I is a fourth edition, volumes II and III are second editions, volumes IV, V, and VI are first editions. Three quarters leather; elaborate gilt tooling to the spine, two burgundy gilt morocco lettering labels. In near fine condition. The frontispiece portrait of Gibbon is after Sir Joshua Reynolds, the three engraved folding maps are of the Western and Eastern Roman Empire, and a folding map of Constantinople (this map is in its original folded issue, instead of the more common method of having the plate trimmed to the margin and inserted; it is more rare in this folded state). Although volumes II and III are second editions, they are, in actuality, reissues of the first editions with canceled titles, and have three new maps not present in the firsts. A beautiful set. This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works… Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in inimitable prose" (PMM 222). "For 22 years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly 1500 years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, 146-7).

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        DISCORSI DEL CONTE PIETRO VERRI DELL' INSTITUTO DELLE SCIENZE DI BOLOGNA SULL'INDOLE DEL PIACERE E DEL DOLORE, SULLA FELICITÀ E SULLA ECONOMIA POLITICA. RIVEDUTI ED ACCRESCIUTI DALL' AUTORE.

      (Economia Filosofia) In Milano, presso Giuseppe Marelli, 1781. In 8°, pp. 18 nn - + 394 n. + 3 nn. bb. Medaglione al frontespizio con ritr. inc.Splendida mezza pelle coeva con tassello e fr. oro. Edizione definitiva che raccoglie tre opere precedentemente pubblicate a partire dal 1773. Questi discorsi rappresentano come forse meglio non si potrebbe, l'insieme delle passioni intelletuali di un illuminista, per ilo quale la ricerca tutta terrena della felicità presuppone l'analisi di se stessi e si compie nella realtà concreta dei rapporti economici. Difatti, la struttura di quest'opera, non segue l'ordine cronologico di composizione delle opere, ma li struttura secondo l'idea filosofica di fondo che considera il tema della felicità un punto di passaggio, quasi una cerniera tra il piacere e l'economia. Einaudi, 5875. Goldsmiths, 12128. Kress Italian, 499. ottimo e fresco esemplare, definitiva edizione di tre importanti opere dell'illuminista milanese.

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        Geometria pratica, In cui oltre i Principi di essa, ui sono molti Insegnamenti intorno alle varie Misure di Terre, Acque, Fieni, Pietre, Grani, Fabriche, ed altro secondo l'uso di Verona, e dit tutte l'aletre principali citta d'Italia, ...

      Remondini, Bassano, 1781. In / 4, cartonnage d?attente avec vignette sur le premier plat, 160p. Nombreuses gravures sur bois dans le corps de texte, deux gravures sur bois dépliantes hors texte, lettrines ornées. Huitième édition . Ouvrage en italien. Rares rousseurs claires, rares annotations dans le corps de texte. Lodovico Perini, médecin italien passionné d?Antiquité, notamment auteur d?une importante monographie sur Piranèse. relié Bon état

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        L'art des accouchemens. Interleaved copy with annotations. 2 vols. in 5

      Mequignon l'aine, Paris 1781 - BAUDELOCQUE, Jean Louis (1746-1810). l'Art des accouchemens. 8vo. Interleaved copy, 2 vols. in 5. lvi, 610; xvi, 422 pp., 14 engraved folding plates. Paris: Mequignon l'aine, 1781. 197 x 129 mm. Quarter green vellum c. 1781, titles in gilt on spines, marbled boards, a little rubbed, some hinges cracked, backstrip of one volume partly separated. Some occasional foxing, unobtrusive dampstain in upper corner of last volume, but very good. Annotated by an unknown physician acquaintance of Baudeloque. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 6255. Baudelocque invented a pelvimeter and advanced the technique of pelvic mensuration, the principles of which had been developed by Smellie. He taught that the antero-posterior diameter of the pelvis could be reliably estimated by measuring the external conjugate of the pelvis, now referred to as "Baudelocque's diameter." This copy was owned by an unknown physician acquaintance of Baudelocque, who presumably had it interleaved; his occasional annotations include the report of a personal conversation with Baudelocque (dated janvier 1805) regarding a case of umbilical hemorrhage in a 12-day-old infant. Cutter & Viets, pp. 90-91. Norman 138. Pybus 184. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De Rebus Ad Historiam Atque Antiquitates Ecclesiae Pertinentibus

      nbsp; Fulginia - Pompeius Campana, 1781. nbsp; Fulginia - Pompeius Campana, 1781 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. De Rebus Ad Historiam Atque Antiquitates Ecclesiae Pertinentibus by Francisci Antonii Zaccaria. With half titles, blue engraved title vignettes. First edition. Two volumes bound in one. In Latin. A history of the antiquities and theology of the early church. Francesco Antonio Zaccaria (1714 - 1795) was an Italian theologian, historian, and prolific writer. Zaccaria was born in Venice. He joined the Austrian province of the Society of Jesus on 18 October 1731. Zaccaria taught grammar and rhetoric at Gorz, and was ordained priest at Rome in 1740. He spent some time in pastoral work in Ancona, Fermo, and Pistoia, gaining renown as a preacher and controversial lecturer. In 1751 he succeeded Muratori as ducal archivist and librarian of Modena, but was removed in 1768, owing to his Antifebronio, in which he strenuously defended the rights of the Holy See. He was then appointed librarian at the Jesuit professed house in Rome. Clement XIII allowed him an annual pension, continued under Clement XIV, and increased by Pius VI, who appointed him professor of church history at the Sapienza and director of the Accademia de'Nobili Ecclesiastici. He was a member of at least nineteen Italian academies. There are one hundred and sixty-one works ascribed to Francesco Antonio Zaccaria by Sommervogel (Carlos Sommervogel (1834 -1902) was a French Jesuit scholar. )Condition: In a half calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, evidence of past worming to spine andslightmarks to boards. Front joint starting. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout with only slight foxing ot endpapers and slight evidence of past worming. Ink annotation to front free endpaper. Small closed tear to title. Overall: GOOD.

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        Der Rosenkreuzer in seiner Blösse. Zum Nutzen der Staaten hingestellt durch Zweifel wider die wahre Weisheit der so genannten ächten Freymäurer oder goldnen Rosenkreutzer des alten Systems von Magister Pianco, vieler Kreisen Bundsverwandten.

      Amsterdam (d. i. Nürnberg, Bauer), 1781.. Mit gefalt. Tabelle. 223 S. - ANGEBUNDEN: (Brendel, G. S.): Missiv an die Hocherleuchtete Brüderschaft des Ordens des Goldenen und Rosenkreutzes. Lux in Cruce et Crux in Luce: Wegen seiner großen Seltenheit und Wichtigkeit mit vier alten Ausgaben verglichen, und mit verschiedenen Lesarten versehen. Nebst einem noch nie im Druck erschienenen vollständigen historisch-kritischen Verzeichniss von 200 Rosenkreutzerschriften vom Jahr 1614. bis 1783. Als ein Beitrag zum Fictuldischen Probiestein. Leipzig, Böhme 1783. 126 S. Pappband d. Zt.. I.: Wolfstieg 42504. - Der aus dem Rosenkreuzerorden ausgeschlossene Hans Karl Freiherr von Ecker und Eckhofen (1754-1809) veröffentlichte vorliegende Streitschrift, in der er die Rosenkreuzer und Templer als Marionetten darstellte, deren Puppenspieler die Jesuiten wären. - Der enttäuschte Rosenkreuzer war "Gesellschafts-Kavalier" des Herzogs Ferdinand von Braunschweig und wusste sich auch bei Karl von Hessen beliebt zu machen. 1792 ging er mit der Kammerjungfer und dem Vermögen seiner Frau durch und floh in seine Heimat Bayern, wo er in Bamberg privatisierte und noch einmal auffiel, als der englische Seeheld Admiral Horatio Nelson seinem erhabenen und weltberühmten Joachims-Orden (so nach seiner eigenen Darstellung) beitrat. "Er war ein Mann von vielen Kenntnissen und der feinsten Bildung " (Baader I/1, 127; dort auch das Verzeichnis der anderen Schriften des produktiven Autors). - II.: Gardner 463; Wolfstieg 42515: "Selten". Erste Ausgabe. - Kabbalistisches Werk über das Mysterium Magnum und die Prima Materia. - "In dem Missiv (...) geht der Verfasser und Herausgeber dieser äusserst wichtigen Veröffentlichung in erster Linie auf die spirituelle Bedeutung des geistigen Impulses ein, der in den Rosenkreuzerschriften zum Ausdruck gebracht wird. Insbesondere die Bezeichnungen der prima materia, des Steins der Weisen, die in 80 Axiomen zum Ausdruck kommen, verweisen auf die geistige Tiefe, die die Verfasser der hermetisch-christlichen Einweihungsschriften inspiriert hat" (Ritman Library). - Einband etwas berieben und fleckig. Gelenke vorne innen leicht angebrochen. Tls. leicht fleckig. Insgesamt gut erhaltener Sammelband mit seltenen und wichtigen Schriften zum Rosenkreuzertum!

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        Istoria del Granducato di Toscana sotto il governo della Casa Medici.

      - Firenze, Cambiagi, 1781, volumi 5, in-4, legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle rossa con ricchi fregi e iscrizioni oro sui dorsi, piatti in cartoncino rosso zigrinato. Completo delle 13 tavole incise in rame. Prima edizione. Esemplare stampato su carta celestina. Leggeri aloni sul margine inferiore del primo volume. Qualche foro di tarlo marginale che non lede la stampa. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Genres Des Insectes De Linne; Constates Par Divers Echantillons d'Insects d'Angleterre Copies D'apres Nature

      Londres: J.Dixwell, 1781. Londres: J.Dixwell, 1781. 27.0 x 21.0 cm. Pp. (4), xvii, (3), 371, (20), 22 (3 folded) finely hand coloured engraved plates. Bound in C19th 1/2 calf with gilt lettering on contrasting labels. Extremities rubbed, upper third of pages 55-60 darkened, sporadic spotting, foredge of one leaf reinforced without affecting text, early photocopy of heraldic bookplate on front pastedown.Text in English and French but without the engraved English titlepage. Including 2 folding anatomical plates which in this copy are also hand coloured. Plates generally clean and bright. [Freeman 196].. 1st. Half-Leather. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by J. Barbut.

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        Beiträge zur Insectengeschichte.

      1781. Leipzig, im Schwickertschen Verlage, 1781-83. 3 parts (bound in one). 8vo (190 x115mm). pp. 10, 98, (4), with 1 engraved title vignette and 6 engraved handcoloured plates; pp. viii, 102, (2), with 7 handcoloured engraved plates; pp. (6), 138, with 6 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine with gilt ornaments and lettering. August Wilhelm Knoch (1742-1818) was professor of physics. He published 2 entomological works, the present one and 'Neue Beyträge zur Insectenkunde' Leipzig 1801. The excellent plates were engraved by H.A. Schmidt after drawings by the author and show mainly butterflies. Some slight waterstaining. Very scarce. Nissen ZBI, 2225..

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        De vasi murrini ragionamento.

      . Firenze 1781. Engr. title. + 39 pp. + [1] errata leaf + 2 engr. plates. Small 4to. Later half morocco..

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        St. Eustache, eine der Antillischen Insuln in Nord-America welche 1781 von den Engelländern erobert und dennen Holländern abgenommen worden.

      Augsburg, Kaiserlich Franziskische Akademie, nach 1781.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich (Guckkasten) von Bergmüller, Bildausschnitt 24,5 x 40 cm, Blattgr. 31 x 45 cm.. Dekorative Gesamtansicht der Isel Sint Eustatius in der Karibik mit reicher Schiffsstaffage. Die Insel war auch Schauplatz des Vierten Englisch-Niederländischen Seekrieg, der von 1780 bis 1784 dauerte. Im Verlauf dieses Seekrieges übernahmen die Briten am 3. Februar 1781[1] Sint Eustatius vom niederländischen Kommandeur Johannes de Graeff, der sich angesichts der großen Übermacht britischer Truppen unter General John Vaughan und Admiral George Brydges Rodney kampflos ergab. Zehn Monate später eroberte Frankreich, Verbündeter der Niederlande, die Insel, die am Ende des Krieges (1784) wieder in niederländische Hand kam und seitdem in deren Besitz ist; von guter Erhaltung.

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        L'ISOLA d' ISLANDA Divisa ne soui Distretti

      Atlante Novissimo., 1781.. Atlante Novissimo., 1781.. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition, good margins. Size: 42 x 33 cm. (16½ x 13 inches) An attractive map of Iceland, with illustrated cartouche showing a village in rural landscape (not very Icelandic). Antonio Zatta was one of the leading cartographers and publishers of the time, and his Atlante Novissimo was one of the most beautifully produced of 18th century atlases. He drew on the work of other cartographers- such as Captain Cook, for his maps of New Zealand and Australia, Robert de Vaugondy, Bellin, and developed his own distinctive elegant style.

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        Astronomical Observations on the Periodical Star in Collo Ceti & Astronomical Observations Relating to the Mountains of the Moon (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Vol. LXX. For the Year 1780. Part II)

      Royal Society of London, 1781. London: Royal Society of London, 1781. First Edition. Three Quarter Leather. Very Good. Herschel's first scientific paper, "Astronomical Observations on the Periodical Star in Collo Ceti," pp. 338-344 and the first description of his telescope, "Astronomical Observations Relating to the Mountains of the Moon," pp. 507-526. Two papers published within the annual proceedings report of the Royal Society of London. 4to. Brown three quarter leather binding with five raised bands at spine, red leather patch title, gold embossed titling and blind embossed rose emblems in compartments without titles; marbled paper insets on front and rear boards. Clean within. Trifold Tab 11 illustrating Herschel's description of his telescope and observations tipped in at p. 256 is very clean with no tears or losses.

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