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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Antique Print-WHALE-WHALING-SHIPS-Kobell-Sallieth-1781

      - Title: 'De Walvischvangst.' (Whale catching / Whaling.) On this gorgeous plate a number of 18th c. ships, whalers, whales, ice-bears and seals. One of the most attracive prints on whaling from an exceedingly rare and valuable work. Provenance: ex- collection 'Stichting Edwina van Haek, Enschede.' (stamp on rear) Copperplate engraving and etching combination on a verge type hand laid paper. No watermark visible. Authenticity guaranteed. The Author is Cornelis van der Aa (Leiden 1749 - Amsterdam 1816) He was a bookseller in Haarlem when he was convicted in 1796 by the schepenen of the city to five years imprisonment and consecutive perpetual exile from the department Holland for political reasons as a follower of the stadtholders. At the end of 1799, he was released and settled in Utrecht as a bookseller. From then on until his death in 1816 in Amsterdam, he spent his time writing and selling books. Engraved by Matthias Sallieth (1749-1791) after the drawings by H. Kobell Jr. which he had made at the scene. Condition: Excellent. General age related toning. Small stain in bottom left margin, not effecting image. Remains of archive taping on rear and collector stamp. Small original light paper spot. The overall size is ca. 17.3 x 12.4 inch. The image size is ca. 13.9 x 8.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 44 x 31.5 cm. The image size is ca. 35.3 x 21.5 cm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Biblioteca española.

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

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        Histoire générale et particulière de Bourgogne, avec des notes, des dissertations et les preuves justificatives. Composée sur les auteurs, les titres originaux, les registres publics, les cartulaires des églises cathédrales et collégiales, des abbayes, des monastères et autres anciens monuments.

      À Dijon, chez Antoine de Fay [et] chez Louis-Nicolas Frantin, 1739-1781, - 4 vol. in-folio, [42]-532-CCXXII-[1] pp., [42]-524-CCCXXX-[1] pp., [4]-XV-[1]-596-CCCLXXII pp. et [2]-XXIX-668-CDLXXVI pp., 2 cartes, 44 planches (dont 3 pliantes), 1 gravure à pleine page in-t. et 32 bandeaux gravés, demi-maroquin réticulé cerise, dos ornés à faux-nerfs soulignés d'une palette dorée, pointillés dorés (rel. du milieu du XIXe). Certaines pages roussies (surtout dans les T. I et II) sans gêne de lecture, traces de mouillure sur certaines marges, de menus et discrets accidents aux dos, petites usures aux coins, coupes parfois un peu frottées mais bon exemplaire, grand de marges. Ex-libris non identifié. Édition originale de la plus magistrale histoire de Bourgogne jamais publiée. Dom Plancher ne put terminer son ?uvre. Ce fut un autre bénedictin, Dom Merle, qui rédigea le dernier volume publié en 1781. L'iconographie de l'ouvrage est particulièrement précieuse car on y voit nombre de monuments aujourd'hui disparus. Sont égalements reproduits des sceaux, des tombeaux (en particulier ceux de Philippe le Hardy et de Jean duc de Bourgogne) et autres éléments d'architecture. Le tome III contient deux magnifiques portraits de Philippe le Hardy et de son fils Jean duc de Bourgogne. L'édition est luxueusement réalisée et, outre les planches, elle est agrémentée de nombreux bandeaux gravés ? en tête de chapitre, de notes ou de preuves ?, chacun montrant une scène de l'histoire bourguignonne, et d'initiales le plus souvent historiées. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tableau de Paris.

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

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        The Critic: or, a Tragedy Rehearsed

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

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        Principj di architettura civile

      nella stamperia di Jacopo de' Rossi, Finale 1781 - 3 volumi in-8 (195x140 mm.), pp. (8), 480; 515, (1); 442. Con 1 tav. f.t. più volte ripiegata e 8 tavv. f.t. Legatura moderna in mezzo marocchino rosso con angoli, dorso e nervi con titoli e fregi in oro e a secco, tagli decorati a spruzzo. "Princeps" di assoluta rarità di quello che è considerato l'indiscusso manifesto teorico del neoclassicismo e una delle principali espressioni del razionalismo illuministico. L'abate Comolli, (Bibliografia storico-critica dell'architettura, IV, p. 42), il quale avrebbe avuto più di un motivo per tacere i meriti di un'opera invisa ai circoli romani, ch'egli frequentava, dovette convenire che questo è «il miglior libro che abbiamo in architettura». Preceduti da una dottissima introduzione storica, i Principj sono divisi in tre parti, corrispondenti alla bellezza (ornato, simmetria, euritmia e convenienza), alla comodità (situazione, forma, distribuzione) e alla solidità (materiali, siti, maniera, resistenza) degli edifici. Molto si è discusso intorno al luogo di stampa di quest'opera, poiché il Milizia stesso annunziò che si sarebbe stampata a Genova (cfr. Memorie degli architetti antichi e moderni, Parma, 1781, pag. 114). Per motivi che ancora si ignorano, ma forse legati alla censura che colpì questa come altre opere del nostro autore, il terzo volume difficilmente si trova unito ai primi due, forse poiché uscì qualche tempo dopo, forse non più a Finalborgo ma realmente a Genova a seguito del trasferimento dei torchi dell'ambulante De Rossi. Certo è che il nome del finalese Giacomo Mamberto, la cui impronta caratterizza la filigrana della carta con la quale sono composti i primi due volumi, non è presente nel terzo. Bibliograafia: Cicognara, 566: «opera piena di critica profondissima e scritta con libertà di pensare e sapere sommo». Comolli, IV, p. 42. Schlosser, p. 683. Ebert, 14030 (ed. 1785). Melzi, II p. 375. Graesse, IV, 523. [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. Católica baxo las órdenes del Mariscal de Campo D. Bernardo de Galvez.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Revolution de l'Amerique. London, Lockier Davis

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

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

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

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

      s.n. 1781 - - s.n., s.l. [Prison de Vincennes] s.d. (mars 1781), 15,9x20,1cm, Un feuillet recto-verso. - « C'est un bien sot personnage que celui du témoin [.] rien dans l'univers pourrait m'engager à jouer un tel rôle » Lettre autographe censurée de Donatien Alphonse François de Sade rédigée d'une écriture fine sur 2 pages adressée à sa femme Renée-Pélagie. Plusieurs soulignements, ratures et biffures. Sans date, cette lettre a été rédigée au début du mois de mars 1781 à la prison de Vincennes. La fin de la lettre a été mutilée à l'époque, probablement par l'administration carcérale qui détruisait les passages licencieux de la correspondance du Marquis. La lettre été retrouvée telle quelle lors de l'ouverture en 1948 de la malle du Marquis conservée scellée par la famille depuis 1814 et est publiée sous cette forme amputée dans la correspondance du Marquis de Sade. Provenance : archives de la famille. Cette lettre relate l'une des grandes obsessions carcérales de Sade : prendre l'air. « J'ai un besoin d'être à l'air qui est au-dessus de tout ce qu'il est possible d'imaginer. » Heureux hasard, les promenades - interdites depuis de 27 juin 1780 - lui seront rendues quelques jours après la rédaction de cette missive, le 9 mars 1781 soit après trente-six semaines de suspension. Pour lors, le Marquis est toujours consigné dans son « espèce de cachot » et s'apitoie sur son sort, ne manquant pas au passage de culpabiliser sa femme : « j'ai un besoin étonnant d'air, et je ne passerai sûrement pas l'été sans y succomber, si on ne me le fait pas respirer davantage ce printemps ». Loin de demander une promenade comme à son habitude, le Marquis dans cette requête implicite, souligne la nécessité physiologique que revêt sa demande : « S'il m'était seulement possible de respirer l'air trois ou quatre heures par jour sur le haut de la tour, je serais content, preuve que ce n'est pas le stérile plaisir d'une promenade dans un cimetière qui me tente, mais le besoin essentiel de respirer. ». La lettre s'enchaîne sur le deuxième grand sujet de la vie pénitentiaire sadienne : les visites de Renée-Pélagie. « Le premier objet de votre lettre auquel je réponds est celui où vous me proposez de me venir voir. Vous ne pouvez certainement rien me proposer de plus agréable et de plus fait pour apporter quelque consolation dans ma malheureuse situation. ». Le Marquis se plait même à imaginer le rétablissement d'une vie de couple adaptée aux contraintes de la vie carcérale : « Vous devriez, si vous obtenez cela, venir prendre une petite maison pour votre été à Vincennes. ». Madame de Sade n'a pas eu l'autorisation de voir son mari depuis son arrestation et leurs entrevues ne seront rétablies qu'à partir du mois de juillet 1781, c'est-à-dire près de 4 ans et ½ après son incarcération et seulement en présence du commis de police Boucher. La perspective d'une rencontre chaperonnée déplaît fortement à Sade : « Vous devriez, si vous obtenez cette permission, tâcher d'abord de l'obtenir sans témoin, car ces visites avec un témoin sont d'une gêne et d'un ennui mortels : et d'ailleurs, vous en conviendrez, c'est un bien sot personnage que celui du témoin. Il doit être bien persuadé qu'on le maudit, et que le diable m'emporte si d'après cette certitude-là, rien dans l'univers pourrait, m'engager à jouer un tel rôle. » L'irruption du champ lexical théâtral, genre littéraire fétiche du Marquis, dans cette lettre (« personnage », « jouer un tel rôle ») montre ici la perméabilité entre la fiction et la réalité et peut-être appréhendée en regard de son œuvre future. En effet, dans les romans à venir, les personnages de voyeurs seront investis d'un rôle primordial : sans eux, l'acte sadique n'a pas d'existence légitime. Ainsi Justine, personnage principal du roman éponyme, occupe-t-elle une place centrale ; spectatrice inopinée des pires infamies (pédophilie, pédérastie.) elle se fait la complice du lecteur, mais aussi le double de Sade, comme le souligne Bernard Noël : « Justine n [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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

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

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        Voyage dans les mers de l'Inde, fait par ordre du Roi à l'occasion du passage de Vénus sur le disque du soleil le 6 juin 1761 & le 3 du même mois 1769.

      A Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1779-1781. - 2 vol. in-4° (260 x 203 mm.) de : I. xvi (titre, dédicace, avant-propos, table des chapitres et des articles), 707 pp, xiii (table des matières), [3] (additions, fautes à corriger) pp. 13 planches gravées dépliantes (dont 4 cartes) ; II. xvi (titre, avant-propos, table), 844 pp, xvi, [4] (fautes à corriger, avis au relieur) pp. 14 planches gravées dépliantes (dont 8 cartes). 27 planches au total. Plein veau marbré d'époque (full calf & contemporary binding), dos à nerfs orné, pièces de titre maroquin rouge, double filets or sur les coupes, tranches rouges, gardes de papier marbré. (Reliure époque). (Ex-libris Bibliothèque Grandidier). " Edition originale de cette importante relation scientifique due à l'astronome français Guillaume Joseph Hyacinthe Jean-Baptiste Le Gentil de la Galaisière (1725-1792). Ce dernier s'embarqua sur ordre de l'Académie des Sciences pour l'Inde afin d'observer le passage de Vénus sur le disque du Soleil. Il partit de Brest le 26 mars 1760 à bord du Berryer, un vaisseau de cinquante canons de la Compagnie des Indes, et arriva le 10 juillet à l'Ile-de-France (île Maurice), espérant y trouver un autre navire qui appareillerait pour l'Inde. Dans l'impossibilité datteindre Pondichéry en raison du conflit contre les Anglais, il fera quelques observations à l'Ile Maurice et décidera d'attendre le passage suivant de Vénus huit ans plus tard. Ainsi son voyage scientifique durera au final onze ans et demi. Il met alors à profit son long séjour et parcourt l'Inde et l'Océan Indien depuis Madagascar jusqu'à Manille, recueillant des spécimens de sciences naturelles, relevant des positions géographiques ou des témoignages ethnologiques pour étudier les marées, les moussons, l'histoire naturelle, l'astronomie et la religion des Indiens. Son ouvrage comporte de nombreuses et précieuses informations sur Madagascar, l'Ile Maurice, la Réunion ainsi que sur les Philippines, détails sur les murs des Indiens de la côte de Coromandel, sur l'astronomie des Brahmes, observations astronomiques faites à Pondichéry, remarques sur la navigation à travers le détroit de Malacca. Il parvint à rejoindre à Pondichéry où le gouverneur lui fit construire un observatoire auquel Le Gentil se consacrera plus d'une année. La riche iconographie de l'ouvrage est constituée de 27 planches et cartes consacrées aux informations collectées et à ses observations astronomiques. Bel exemplaire. 2 vols. 4to. 27 engraved folding plates (including 12 maps). Contemporary calf. First edition of this travel account, important for its scientific dimension, by Guillaume Le Gentil (1725-1792). Sent by the Académie des Sciences in India to realized astronomical surveys, he spent 11 years travelling in Indian Ocean, Madagascar, South-East Asia, India. This work, nicely illustrated, is full of interesting informations on ethnography, natural history, astronomical observations, navigation remarks, etc. about Manille, Malacca Strait, India, Philippines, Madagascar, Reunion, etc. " Bel exemplaire en reliure d'époque très habilement restauré. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Horses in different attitudes in a riding-house, &c.]

      Printed for Carington Bowles, at No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London [c.1781] - Etching Image & Plate 106 x 155 mm An uncommon set of six etchings, depicting various techniques of horse-riding. The label on the first plate, 'Book 68,' is recorded as Catalogue number 71, page 171, of the Carington Bowles catalogue of c. 1781: 'Horses in different attitudes in a riding-house, &c.' This complete set is one of a number of small drawing books compiled and published by Carington Bowles covering subjects such as landscape, ships, horses, beasts and birds listed in their catalogue as 'new and curious Small Drawing-Books. 6 Leaves in each. Price 6d. a Book, viz.' The complete set features the following titles: 1. The most becoming manner of sitting a Horse 2. A Manage horse walking by the Riding house wall in a streight line 3. A Manage Horse trotting by the Riding House wall in a Streight line 4. A Manage horse in a Gentle gallop to the left in the Riding house line 5. A Manage horse Galloping on his haunches to the left in the Riding house line 6. A Manage horse in a lofty gallop to the left on his left haunches in the Riding house line. The British printer and publisher Carington Bowles (1724-1793) was the son of the printer John Bowles, to whom he was apprenticed in 1741. In 1752 until around 1762, they became a partnership known as John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse, Cornhill, London. Carington left the partnership in order to take over the business of his uncle, Thomas Bowles II in St Paul's Churchyard. When Carington died in 1793 the business passed to his son Henry Carington Bowles. Condition: Minor time toning to sheets. Framed in a matching set of antique style frames.

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

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

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        Anacreontis Teii Convivalia Semiambia

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

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        PARIS ITINERAIRE PORTATIF, OU GUIDE HISTORIQUE ET GEOGRAPHIQUE DU VOYAGEUR DANS LES ENVIRONS DE PARIS ,

      NYON l'aîné , Libraire 1781 - A quarante lieues à la ronde. Ouvrage amusant & instructif pour les personnes qui veulent avoir une connoissance exacte des Villes & Villages par où elles passent, des grandes Routes & Chemins de traverses qui y conduisent , de la distance d'un lieu à un autre ; & enrichi d'un Plan de Paris & de Cartes Géographiques levées d'après les observations de MM. de l'Académie des Sciences. in-12° (17,3 x 10,8 cm) 3 parties VIII-278 pp 1ère partie 283 458 pp 2nde partie 165 pp 3ème partie [3]pp privilège et erratas ., 3 cartes dépliantes, dont un plan de Paris. Reliure en plein Maroquin Rouge cerise Plats Richement décoré aux petits fers Dos à nerfs , cloisonné et fleuronné aux petits fers, roulette intérieure Pages de garde de couleurs tournicotées [Reliure d'époque du XVIII ème siècle] page de titre salie avec tache liminaires et p110/120 avec marge rogné en partie supérieure Derniere page (erratas)salie erreur du relieur une page, p281, placée p 272 3 folios (6p) en double Seconde édition remaniée En partie originale de cet ouvrage peu commun décrivant les itinéraires, chemin, route , chemins de traverse, partant de Paris en direction de Lisieux, Rouen, Dieppe, Amiens, Reims, Chalons, Auxerre, Orléans. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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        The Life and Trial of F. H. De La Motte, a French Spy for High Treason, At the Sessions-House in the Old Baily, on Saturday the 14th of July 1781, and was hang'd drawn and Quartered at Tyburn, on Friday the 27th Following.

      T. Truman, in the Strand 1781 - First edition. Scarce. 4.5" x 6.75" [3], 4-32p. Portrait frontis. ESTC T19880. This is the full account of the trial of Francois Henri de la Motte (d. 1781), who was a french spy and one of the last people to be hung drawn and quartered. He was accused of sending English naval information to France of which he was tried for high treason. Condition: Disbound. Stab holes to the gutter. The lastleaf is partially detached and cropped with slight loss to the page number. Ink marks to the last two leaves. This is a particularly clean copy with just a couple of spots or mark, apart from the last leaf, which is grubby. [Attributes: First Edition]

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

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

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        The Triumphs of Temper. A Poem in Six Cantos

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

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        Revolutionary War Autograph Pay Order Signed by Samuel Huntington while he was President of the Continental Congress

      - Approximately 8" x 6.5". Laid paper with one deckled edge and a partial watermark. Old folds, a little soiling, and a very faint spot to the left of the signature, but nice and near fine.Huntington writes: "Mr. Treasurer Lawrence is requested to send me by Mr. Brown on his next return to Philadelphia the one hundred pounds specie mentioned in my last letter : if not already forwarded. Sam'l. Huntington." Undated but endorsed on the verso by Jesse Brown: "Hartford March 6, 1781 Rec'd. of Pay Table Comte. on order on Treasurer for one hundred pounds in lawful silver money. Order was in [?] of Excellency Samuel Huntington Esq. and for which he is to account. Recev by Me - Jesse Brown."Huntington was a Signed of the Declaration of Independence, President of the Continental Congress from 1779-1781, and the Governor of Connecticut from 1786-1796. There is some evidence that Jesse Brown was an Continental Army post rider with a route between Philadelphia and Hartford. In one instance he was taken captive by Royalists at a public house between Fairfield and Norwalk, but later gained his freedom. Huntington correspondence isn't rare, but documents signed as President of the Continental Congress are desirable and less commonly found.

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        Five Speeches and Letters by Edmund Burke. Published separately

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1781. Wraps. Good +. 5 separate disbound wraps. Good to very good condition with light toning to pages. Speech #1. "Mr. Edmund Burke's Speeches at His Arrival at Bristol, and at the Conclusion of the Poll. Second Edition, London 1775". 31 pages plus the half title page; 2. "A Letter form Edmund Burke, Esq; One of the Representatives in Parliament for the City of Bristol, To John Farr and John Harris, Esqrs. Sheriffs of that City, On the Affairs in America". Fourth Edition. London, 1777. 79 pages. Page 79 and the blank verso of page 79 is detached. 3. "Two Letters From Mr. Burke to Gentleman in the City of Bristol, On the Bills Depending in Parliament Relative to the Trade of Ireland". Second edition. London, 1778. 32 pages. 4. "Speech of Edmund Burke, Esq. Member of Parliament for the City of Bristol, On Presenting to the House of Commons (On the 11th of February, 1780) A Plan for Better Security of the Independence of Parliament, and the Oeconomical Reformation of the Civil and Other Establishments". Fourth edition. London, 1780. 95 pages. Half title page and title page are loose. Light pencil marginalia. 5. "A Speech of Edmund Burke, Esq. At the Guildhall, In Bristol, Previous to the Late Election in that City, Upon Certain Points Relative to his Parliamentary Conduct". Fourth edition. London, 1781. 68 pages. Light pencil marginalia. Edmund Burke, 1729-1796, was born in Dublin, Ireland. Burke served in the British Parliament and was critical of Britain's treatment of the American Colonies. Burke supported the American Revolution. He is often considered the father of British Conservatism.

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        Carte des Indes et de la Chine

      Artist: Dezauche/de l Isle JA / G; issued in: Paris; date: ca 1781 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 62,5 x 65,5; - description: Map shows Southeast Asia with India and China; -vita of the artist: J. A. Dezauche was the successor to Guillaume De L'Isle and Philipe Buache. Guillaume De L isle (1626- 1757) Paris, was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa. De L isle was admitted into the French Académie Royale des Sciences, an institution financed by the French state. After that date, he signed his maps with the title of ?Géographe de l?Académie? Five years later, he moved to the Quai de l?Horloge in Paris, a true publishing hub where his business prospered. De L isle?s ascension through the ranks culminated in 1718 when he received the title of Premier Géographe du Roi. His new office consisted in teaching geography to the Dauphin, King Louis XIV?s son, a task for which he received a salary. De L sle?s reputation as a man of science probably helped .This supports the claim of the historian Mary Sponberg Pedley, who says ?once authority was established, a geographer?s name might retain enough value to support two or three generations of mapmakers? In De L isle?s case, it could be said that his accomplishments surpassed his father?s. Up to that point, he had drawn maps not only of European countries, such as Italy, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, and regions such as the Duchy of Burgundy, but he had also contributed to the empire?s claims to recently explored continents of Africa and the Americas.Like many cartographers of these days, De L isle did not travel with the explorers and elaborated the maps mostly in his office. The quality of his maps depended on a solid network that would provide him first-hand information. Given the family?s reputation and his own, De L isle had access to fairly recent accounts of travellers who were coming back from the New World, which gave him an advantage over his competitors. Being a member of the Académie, he was also aware of recent discoveries, especially in astronomy and measurement. When he could not confirm the accuracy of his source, he would indicate it clearly on his maps. For instance, his Carte de la Louisiane shows a river that the baron of Lahontan claimed he discovered, but no one else could validate it, so Delisle warned the viewer that its actual existence was in doubt. De L isle 's search for exactitude and intellectual honesty entangled him in a legal dispute in 1700 with Jean-Baptiste Nolin, a fellow cartographer. Noticing Nolin had used details that were considered original from his Map of the World, De L isle dragged Nolin in court to prove his plagiarism. In the end, Delisle managed to convince the jury of scientists that Nolin only knew the old methods of cartography and therefore that he had stolen the information from his manuscript. Nolin's maps were confiscated and he was forced to pay the court costs.The scientificity of the work produced by the De L isle family contrasted with the workshop of Sanson. While Sanson knowingly published outdated facts and mistakes, De L isle strived to present up-to-date knowledge. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Homers Werke in zwei Bänden, zweiter Band Homers Odyssee mit einer historischen Einleitung

      S. 274 Hardcover/Pappband Hardcover/Pappband, Cotta'sche Buchhandlung 1781, 274 Seiten, Ehem. Bibliotheksbuch mit den üblichen Änderungen einer Bibliothek wie transp.Folie - Laufliste - Einstecklasche - Kategorieaufkleber - usw., erster Druck aus dem Jahre 1781, Text in altdeutsche Schrift, Es fehlen die 8 Blatt Verzeichniß der Pränumeranten und Subskribenten, Seiten innen: leichte nachgedunkelt sonst mit nur geringen Gebrauchsspuren, Buchschnitt: nachgedunkelt, Netzschnitt verblasst, Cover: abgegriffen Buchrückenfalz brüchig und teils defekt, Ecken und Kanten berieben/bestoßen (intern: 63B/Schwarz, Titel in Goldschrift (BA: Ty-9-2)/Altdeutsch Antiquarisch/HC-2)

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        CXLVIII, CL, Pergolesi Inuet. Scult. and Publishd according to act of Parliament the ist of July 1781

      Artist: Anonymus ; issued in: Rome; date: 1781 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: gouache; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 44 x 23,5; description: Original hand gouache colored sculpture view after Volpator an Italian engraver. In 1760 he entered the famous copperplate printworks of Giambattista Remondini in Bassano and, under the guidance of Antonio Baratti, learnt the art of engraving and etching. During this early period he engraved, signing himself Jean Renard, four Rustic Capricci after Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, the Four Parts of the World after Jacopo Amigoni, the Four Ages of Man after Andrea Zucchi and the portrait of Giambattista Morgagni. On the invitation of Francesco Bartolozzi, who had noted his talent during a visit to Bassano, he moved to Venice in 1762 and was thus able to refine his technique while maintaining his connection with the Remondini concern as a technical consultant and commercial adviser.

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        te Haarlem bij de Schalkwijker Poort Landscape outside Haarlem, close to the Schalkwijker gate

      Pen and brown and grey ink, brush and blue, green, yellow and red wash on laid paper, 129 x 199 mm. Annotated 'een Laantje buyte Haarlem' and signed 'P. van Loo ad v. del' on verso in brown ink. Left margin pasted on original mount, which is signed and dated '1781' in brown ink. Watermark: Pro patria eiusque libertate. Two very small brown spots in the image, otherwise in excellent condition.

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        Della vita di Monsignor Gio. Maria Percoto della congregazione di S. Paolo missionario ne' regni di Ava e Pegù vicario apostolico e vescovo massulense. Libri tre

      Fratelli Gallici alla Fontana, Udine 1781 - 28 cm, rilegatura coeva in mezza pelle, titolo in oro al dorso, p. x, 221. Una tavola all'antiporta disegnata da Ramponi e incisa da Foschi, che rappresenta il Percoto con in mano un crocefisso attorniato da fedeli. Vignetta incisa al frontespizio e finalino decorato, testo su due colonne. Qualche leggero alone all'angolo inferiore lontano dal testo, un piccolo e antico appunto a penna all'ultima carta. Come all'esemplare censito in ICCU manca una carta bianca Complessivamente bell'esemplare [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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