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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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        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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        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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        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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        Caramurú : poema épico do descubrimento da Bahia composto por Fr. José de Santa Rita Durão, da Ordem dos Eremitas de Santo Agostinho, natural da Cata-Preta nas Minas Geraes.

      Lisboa: Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1781.- 307p.; 15cm.-E1ª edição hoje muito rara e procurada deste famoso poema épico setecentista, de engrandecimento das riquezas naturais e culturais do Brasil, centrado na descoberta da Bahia por Diogo Alvares Correia nobre português nascido em Viana. O autor é hoje considerado o fundador da Poesia Brasileira.Encadernação da época inteira de pele com pequenas falhas nas coifas. Com o ex-libris do poeta Joaquim Pessoa.

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        Thoughts on hunting. In a series of familiar letters to a friend

      Sarum [Salisbury]: printed by E. Easton: sold by P. Elmsley, in the Strand; J. Ridley, St. James Street; London; and W. Sollers, Blandford, 1781. First Edition. Full Calf. Fine. First Edition. Small 4to: [10],334pp (pp. 303-310 misnumbered 301-308), with engraved frontispiece of Diana preparing for the hunt by Bartolozzi after Cipriani and two engraved plates (plan and elevation of a kennel). Complete with half-title. Contemporary tree calf, spine, in six compartments between raised bands, elaborately tooled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled edges and end papers, three green silk ribbon markers. Fine, wide-margined copy on heavy paper, virtually pristine. Lowndes I, 136. Rothschild 350 (second edition, 1782). Schwerdt I, 56 ("A famous book on this subject"). Gee, p. 8 ("The corner-stone of a huntsman's library-as soundt oday as when it was written."). Beckford was the first English writer to describe minutely and accurately the whole sport of hunting. "Beckford's works were remarkable because they detailed the grubby nitty-gritty of animal husbandry in a light, eloquent prose. . . . [He] offered detailed advice on all aspects of animal welfare, specializing at various periods in the breeding of harriers, foxhounds, and buck-hounds. Almost a hundred years later his tips on various practical topics were quoted in D. P. Blaine's authoritative An Encyclopædia of Rural Sports. (ODNB) "'Never,'" wrote a writer in the Retrospective Review, "had fox or hare the honour of being chased to death by so accomplished a hunter; never was huntsman's dinner graced by such urbanity and wit. He would bag a fox in Greek, find a hare in Latin, inspect his kennels in Italian, and direct the economy of his stables in exquisite French'". (DNB). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Vie privée de Louis XV, ou principaux événements, particularités et anecdotes de son règne.

      À Londres, Chez John Peter Lyton 1781 - 4 vol. in-12. Bradel demi-maroquin rouge à grain long (rel. du XIXe). Édition originale Certains exemplaires étaient livrés avec 9 portraits, qui ne se retrouvent d'ailleurs dans aucune des autres éditions. Si une note de l'éditeur nous indique en guise d'Avertissement que l'auteur, ancien avocat, connu pour avoir participé à la rédaction des mémoires dits de Bachaumont, se propose de développer le sujet en "quatre époques principales", l'essentiel de l'ouvrage est consacré à la guerre contre l'Angleterre et en particulier aux affaires américaines dans les colonies du Canada et des régions de l'Acadie, traitant ainsi des conséquences de la Guerre de Sept ans pour cet empire colonial et les répercussions dans la politique intérieure du pays. "Rempli d'anecdotes très curieuses qu'en vain on chercheroit ailleurs", dont une large part est inscrite dans les "pièces recueillies pour servir à cette histoire", on trouvera notamment des documents intéressants la Compagnie d'Occident ou celle des Indes, quelques rapports sur les combats contre les escadres anglaises dans l'Océan Indien (Isle de France et Bourbon, Pondichéry), les Mémoires pour le sieur comte de Broglio, ambassadeur, au sujet des colonies françaises de l'Amérique, résumant la situation dans cette région, ou encore le récit du siège de Louisbourg en juin 1757, symbole de la puissance et de la résistance française en Amérique, le récit des évênements survenus au Québec et les combats menés par le marquis de Montcalm en août de la même année. On observera en outre de très nombreuses indications sur la marine (état des vaisseaux) ainsi que de brèves notices politiques et biographiques dont une liste des "gens d'affaire" apparaissant sous forme de tableau. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Travels through the Interior Parts of North America

      in the Years 1766, 1767, and 1768. Third edition. 2 folding coloured maps, mezzotint portrait & 5 plates (4 of these hand-coloured). 8vo. Modern calf, old style. xxvi, 543, xxii pp. London, Dilly, Payne and Phillips,

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        A Fruit Piece

      London: John Boydell, 1781. Mezzotint, by Richard Earlom (some paper abrasion to outer blank margins). 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.

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        ALMANACH ROYAL année M. DCC. LXXXI présenté à sa majesté Pour la première fois en 1699

      Par d'Houry, Imprimeur-libraire de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orléans, rue Hautefeuille, près celle des Deux Portes, Paris 1781 - Paris Par d'Houry, Imprimeur-libraire de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orléans, rue Hautefeuille, près celle des Deux Portes 1781 Plein maroquin rouge de l'époque. Dos à nerfs avec décor de fleurs de lys. Triple filet doré en encadrement des plats et fleurs de lys dans les coins. Roulette sur les coupes, tranches dorées. Aux armes de Louis XVI sur les deux plats 669 pp Très bon état, tout petit défaut de sur un décor doré sur le premier plat [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Thoughts on hunting. In a series of familiar letters to a friend

      Sarum [Salisbury]: printed by E. Easton: sold by P. Elmsley, in the Strand; J. Ridley, St. James Street; London; and W. Sollers, Blandford, MDCCLXXXI [1781]. First Edition. Small 4to: [10],334pp (pp. 303-310 misnumbered 301-308), with engraved frontispiece of Diana preparing for the hunt by Bartolozzi after Cipriani and two engraved plates (plan and elevation of a kennel). Complete with half-title. Contemporary tree calf, spine, in six compartments between raised bands, elaborately tooled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled edges and end papers, three green silk ribbon markers. Fine, wide-margined copy on heavy paper, virtually pristine. Lowndes I, 136. Rothschild 350 (second edition, 1782). Schwerdt I, 56 ("A famous book on this subject"). Gee, p. 8 ("The corner-stone of a huntsman's library--as soundt oday as when it was written."). Beckford was the first English writer to describe minutely and accurately the whole sport of hunting. "Beckford's works were remarkable because they detailed the grubby nitty-gritty of animal husbandry in a light, eloquent prose. . . . [He] offered detailed advice on all aspects of animal welfare, specializing at various periods in the breeding of harriers, foxhounds, and buck-hounds. Almost a hundred years later his tips on various practical topics were quoted in D. P. Blaine's authoritative An Encyclopædia of Rural Sports. (ODNB) "'Never,'" wrote a writer in the Retrospective Review, "had fox or hare the honour of being chased to death by so accomplished a hunter; never was huntsman's dinner graced by such urbanity and wit. He would bag a fox in Greek, find a hare in Latin, inspect his kennels in Italian, and direct the economy of his stables in exquisite French'". (DNB). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Fine.

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        Collection coloriée des plus belles variétés de Tulipes qu'on cultive dans les Jardins des Fleuristes [WITH] Collection coloriée des plus belles variétés de Jacinthes.

      Paris The Author 1781 - Two volumes in one, folio (41.2 x 26.8 cm). Two engraved titles, 40 engraved hand-colored plates of tulips and 20 engraved hand-colored plates of hyacinth. Early 20th century half morocco (rubbing to joints and corners). A FINE COPY OF THESE RARE SUITES OF FLOWER PLATES, of tulips and hyacinths finely printed and coloured by hand. Despite the somewhat dubious reputation of Buc'hoz as a recorder of scientific accuracy, the artistic merits of the plates are beyond question. These two volumes were part of Le Jardin d'Eden, which was intended as the supplement to the Collection des Fleurs de la Chine & de l'Europe, & de tout l'Ouvrage. Cleveland Collections 541 (GC copy this copy); Dunthorne 66 and 65; Great Flower Books, p.52; Hunt 565; Nissen BBI 280 and 279 (calls mistakenly ? for 60 and 40 plates); Pritzel 1330.

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        Abhandlungen von den Nerven und ihren Krankheiten. 4 Bde.

      Winterthur & Leipzig, Steiner, 1781-1783, 8, ca. 2700 pp., Pappbände der Zeit frisches Exemplar. Erstes Handbuch der Neurologie ! Erste deutsche Ausgabe der frühesten, ganz der Neuropsychiatrie gewidmeten Abhandlung. Samuel Auguste André David Tissot (1728-1797), der berühmte Lausanner Arzt und führende Praktiker Europas, hatte das Manuskript zu diesem Handbuch bereits 1768 zusammengestellt. Aber erst 1778 bis 1783 wurde es in französischer Sprache veröffentlicht. In einer klaren Sprache, die das Werk noch heute lesenswert macht, unterscheidet Tissot entschieden zwischen den eigentlichen Nervenkrankheiten und anderen Erkrankungen. Ausführliche Literaturhinweise, auch zu heute meist vergessenen Autoren, bereichern das Werk. Seine berühmte Monographie über die "fallende Sucht", eine der profundesten frühen Abhandlungen über die Epilepsie, ist im Band 4 unserer Reihe abgedruckt. Tissot behandelt auch in großer Breite die Beziehungen zwischen vollständiger sexueller Enthaltsamkeit und psychopatholog. Zuständen. Er berührt dabei auch Probleme des Unbewussten und der Unterdrückung. Mit Recht kann man daher Tissot als "Freudian before Freud" (Harms) bezeichnen.Tissot, one of the most celebrated physicians of his time, was the eighteenth-century advocate of the importance of temperament in mental disease. He wrote probably one of the first monographs devoted exclusively to the nervous system. Tissot discussed in great detail the problem of the relationship between complete sexual continence and psychopathology. Here he also presented a rudimentary concept of the unconscious or subconscious, and he touches an area that brings to mind Freud's theory of suppression. Classical Works in Neurology, 51 Harms, Origins of Modern Psychiatry, 70-74 Bucher, Tissot u. sein Traité des Nerfs Hirsch V, p.594f. Olivier, Médecine et Santé II, p.1060ff. Bayle & Thillay II, pp.532-34.

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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, 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

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        Fabelen Vertelsels in Nederduitsche Vaerzen gevolgd . 1 - 3 Deel . [Holländische Sprache] 3 Bände

      Amsterdam, Pieter Meijer, 1781-85 , - Drei Bände, 2 Bl. 166 S. 1 Bl., 1 Bl 168 S. 2 Bl, 2 Bl. 155 S. 3 Bl., 150 Kupfertafeln, Ganzleder auf 6 Bünden, schmuckvolle Rückenverzierung mit Goldprägung und farb. Rückenschildchen, Leder am Rücken genarbt, gute und saubere Exemplare, Zustand 2. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New Pocket Dictionary of the French and English Languages. In two parts. I. French and English. II. English and French. Containing all words of general use, and authorized by the best writers. As also distinguishing the several parts of speech, with the gender of nouns in the French language. To which are added, the accents of the English words for the use of foreigners, and an alphabetical list of the most common Christian names, with their usual abbreviations. Carefully compiled from the most approved dictionaries, French and English, particularly from that of the Royal Academy at Paris . The third edition, carefully corrected, improved . by J.S. Charrier .

      no printer 1781 - 2 vols., in 1, worming in the upper margin in first vol., sometimes entering the text with the loss of a few letters, the second vol. partly interleaved with about a dozen leaves filled in in MS in French, several more ruled but not written upon, pp. [ii], xvi, 248; [ii], 322 (the lst 3 pages being ads for books published by Edward and Charles Dilly), oblong 12mo, contemporary calf backed boards, rubbed and worn, joints cracked. According to ESTC 'probably a French piracy based on the second edition', citing several French-style peculiarities of the printing. It does resemble the second edition, down to the last 3 pages of advertisements. It is at any rate, not the third edition (first 1767), the first 'third edition' having appeared in 1779. Publishers were probably a little lax in their edition statements for such a best seller - a 50-plus edition appearing so late as 1900 (see Alston). The early editions are rare. Of the present edition ESTC locates 2 in the UK, 5 on the Continent, and 5 in the US. The partial interleaving in the second vol. is a little strange. Rather than the notes of a learner of English, we encounter a disquisition in French on civic virtue, from a clerical, or at least pious, angle, and a composition apparently, rather than a copy of anything. (Alston XII 713 (but printer, or the lack of one, not stated); ESTC T74033)

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        Mémoires sur l'ancienne Chevalerie, considérée comme un établissement politique et militaire. Nouvelle édition, augmentée d'un volume. Tome 1. Tome 2. Tome 3, contenant : Le Voeu du Héron, La Vie de Mauny, Le Roman des trois Chevaliers & de la Canise, Mémoires historiques sur la Chasse.

      - Paris, Vve Duchesne, 1781. 3 volumes in-12, XII-391-(1), (4)-317-(3) et XIX-(2)-456 pp., reliure plein veau marbré, dos orné, tranches rouges. Ex-libris : H. de Triqueti. Nouvelle édition (augmentée) pour les deux premiers volumes, édition originale pour le tome 3. Bel et agréable exemplaire, complet, en reliure de l'époque. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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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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        Précis Historique et Expérimental des Phénomènes Électriques, depuis l'origine de cette découverte jusqua'a jour.

      A Paris, Rue et Hôtel Serpente, 1781, 8, XVI, 752, (2) pp., 9 gefalt. Kupferstichtafeln, feiner Kalbsledereinband, 5 Bünden, mit reichlicher Rückenvergoldung auf den ersten Seiten leichter Wasserrand feines Exemplar. FIRST EDITION - mottled calf, back richly. "Work of merit in which the phenomena and laws of electricity and magnetism are discussed at length electric and magnetic phenomena compared application to the cure of disease historical development." "Including a copious account of atmospherical electricity and lightning conductors, with original investigations by the author himself. He claims in the above work to have been the first to use glass plates with electrical machines in 1756, and describes an improved Leyden Jar constructed by him for measuring electricity.""While preparing for his medical degree, Sigaud de la Fond (1730-1810) attended the famous course of public lectures given by Abbé Nollet, who aroused in him such a lively interest in experimental science that Sigaud became first a tutor in philosophy and mathematics and then a demonstrator in experimental science at the Collége Louis-le-Grand. In 1760 he succeeded the Abbé Nollet in his chair at Louis-le-Grand. In 1770 Sigaud became a professor of surgery at the school of Saint-Côme. In 1872 he returned to Bourges, where, after four years, he obtained a chair in physics at the local collége." D.S.B. Wheeler Gift Cat. 505 Ronalds, p.475. Gartrell 491. Ekelöf Cat. 496. Bakken, p.107 DSB XII, pp.427-428 Ekelöf 497 Mottelay, p. 280 Poggendorff II, p.927

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