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        Descripción genealógica de la Casa de Aguayo, y líneas que se derivan de ella desde que se conquistó Andalucía por el Santo Padre D. Fernando III hasta el presente, de la que es cabeza y pariente mayor el Sr. D. Gonzalo de Aguayo y Manrique, vecino de Córdoba.

      Málaga, por el impresor de esta M.I. Ciudad 1781 - Fol. (30 x 21,4 cm) 8 h. inc. port. y escudo de armas grabado al cobre a toda plana, 518 p. Pergamino de época. Algunas manchas de oxidación. Palau, 247653 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales Made In The Months of June and July 1774. And In The Months of June, July and August 1777.

      Salisbury. Easton. 1781 - Small folio (9 3/4 x 12ins, 245 x 319mm) contemporary half calf, marbled sides, well rebacked using original backstrip, armorial crest stamped to boards (penclilled note Stuart de Rothsay). 16 copper-engraved plates, half-title, pp xii, 214 plus errata leaf. First plate - bound as frontispiece - with faint waterstain, otherwise internally crisp and fresh.First Edition 1775 is 8vo and with a frontspiece only. A very generously margined copy (?Large Paper) of the Second and Best Edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Nicholas Goodyer ABA ILAB]
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        Corpus juris civilis romani, inquo institutiones, digesta ad Cidicem florentinum emendata, codex item et novellae, nec non Justiniani edicta, leonis et aliorum imperatorum novellae, canones apostolorum, feudorum libri leges XII. Tabb et alia ad jurisprudentiam ante justinianeam pertinentia scripta. Cum optimis quibusqyue editionibus collata, exhibentur. Cum notis integris Dionysii Gottofredi, quibus aliorum jetorum celeberrimorum, quas inseruit editioni suae Simon Van Leuwen. Additi quoque locis convenientibus indices titulorum ac legum emendatissimipraemissa est Historia et chronologia juris civilis romani quae singulari methodo legum latarum tempus designat. Editio nova.

      Fratrum de Tournes,, Coloniae Munatinae, 1781 - Due volumi in-folio (cm. 41), pp. (8) 1028; (4) 792 (16). Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli in oro su doppi tasselli bicolore. Esemplare genuino e marginoso; una trascurabile abrasione lungo una cerniera, peraltro in eccellente stato di conservazione. Testo su due colonne. Interessante e stimata edizione del de Tournes il quale riprende la pregiata stampa del 1663 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        NOTIZIE DEGLI SCRITTORI BOLOGNESI raccolte da.

      nella Stamperia di San Tomaso d?Aquino, 1781-1794, Bologna, - 9 voll. in folio, belliss. leg. m. pelle coeva con doppi tass. e fregi oro ai d. Tagli spruzzati. Marca tipografica allegorica inc. in rame ai front. di ciascun volume con il motto "Stat sine morte decus propert" e graziosa vedutina di Bologna sullo sfondo. Fregi xilogr. n.t. Giovanni Fantuzzi (Bologna 1718-1799) di nobile famiglia bolognese ormai prossima alla borghesia, ebbe nella città di Bologna incarichi pubblici e quindi presa parte attiva allo studio bolognese divenendo membro dell?Istituto delle Scienze. In questi anni, dalla collaborazione con i maggiori letterati bolognesi, in particolare con il gesuita Francesco Alessio Fiori (1718-90), nacquero i 9 volumi delle "Notizie" non quale opera di erudizione asettica ma come propaganda dell?operato e dei valori, della cultura e "classicità" bolognese che non è solo scientifico-letteraria ma anche politico-giuridica. Opera assai rara e fondamentale non solo per la storia della letteratura bolognese ma anche italiana. Minimi interventi di restauro integrativo alle cuffie, ottimo esempl. marginoso.

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        VADERLANDSCH A-B BOEK VOOR DE NEDERLANDSCHE JEUGD

      W. Holtrop Amsterdam: W. Holtrop, 1781. FIRST EDITION . Hardcover. 178 x 108 mm (7 x 4 1/4"). 18 p.l., 3-58, [2] pp. FIRST EDITION. Contemporary quarter calf over speckled paper boards. A TOTAL OF 33 VERY CHARMING ENGRAVED PAGES comprising the title page, the following page with calligraphic alphabets, four other full-page illustrations (comprising mathematical shapes, multiplication table and system using digits of hands, vowels and consonants with small exemplary pictures, and the solar system) and 27 half-page illustrations showing scenes of childhood, commerce, laboring, and domesticity, these and the first two leaves done on heavy stock, the engravings by L. Brasser, N. van der Meer, C. Bogerts, C. Brouwer, B. de Bakker, J. Condet, and H. Numan after designs by the author in collaboration with P. Wagenaar den Jongen. Hesselink and Kerssemakers 87. Small chip to head of spine with older repair, corners a little bumped, three leaves with short closed marginal tears, A1 lightly soiled, occasional mild browning or foxing, but still an extremely pleasing copy, the text clean and fresh, and the original insubstantial binding solid and showing no significant signs of use. This is an utterly charming "A-B-C" book in remarkably good condition for a work intended for young children. The main source of delight is the group of 27 half-page engraved scenes used to illustrate the letters of the alphabet (apparently to show God's greatness, there are two engravings for the letter "G"). Given their emphasis, these scenes seem not so much intended to be charming as to stir up Dutch society (beginning with its youth) to embrace a sense of patriotism as part of a larger movement toward democracy, enlightenment, and industriousness. Even so, each vignette provides (at least to us) an abundance of pleasure: for "C," we see children in school learning arithmetic; for "D," laborers building a dike; for "Q," a night scene showing a quack plying his bogus wares on a lit-up stage; "L" stands for linen, as industrious women are shown outside their vine-covered cottage processing the plant and spinning the fibers. The perfect family appears in an elegant bourgeois interior, the mother nursing her baby and the father overseeing the deepening of character and the embrace of maturity on the part of his children. There are some exotic localities in these scenes, but mostly they picture comfortable households or laborers hard at work in spare workshops, neat cottages, or well-managed construction sites. A professor of law, Swildens (1745-1809) worked on the present book for three years, designing the illustrations after getting expert advice from many quarters about the best subject matter to use in order to achieve his lofty ends. The work is quite scarce outside of the Netherlands, with OCLC locating just five copies in U.S. libraries, and ABPC and Americana Exchange listing only five more at British or American auctions since 1975 (just one in the past 20 years).

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Biblioteca Modenese o notizie della vita e delle opere degli scrittori nati negli Stati del Serenissimo Signore Duca di Modena raccolte e ordinate dal cavaliere Ab. Girolamo Tiraboschi.

      1781 - In Modena, Presso la Societˆ Tipografica, 1781. Edizione originale della prima bio-bibliografia di scrittori del ducato estense. Sei volumi in 4to (cm. 23,5); belle e solide legature in mezza pergamena dell'Ottocento; con tassello in pelle rossa con titoli e fregi in oro; pp. XXVI, (2), 501, (3, di cui 2 bianche) + (4), 424, (4), 452, (4), 476, (4), 451, (1), IV, 343, (1 bianca) + pp. (2), 343-615, (1 bianca). Tra le pp. 238-39 del sesto volume si trova una grande tabella ripiegata fuori testo (Genealogia della Famiglia Allegri di Correggio). Capilettera ornati su rame. Vari indici ad ogni volume. Il sesto volume di Supplemento contiene anche le Notizie de' pittori, scultori, incisori e architetti natii degli Stati del Serenissimo Signor Duca di Modena con una appendice de' professori di musica (pp. 213-343). La nostra è una bellissima copia interfogliata ad ogni pagina con una carta bianca supplementare per note. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PAOLO BONGIORNO]
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        History of Quadrupeds

      printed for B.White, London 1781 - xxix, 566 + index. 2 vols. 25 cm. 52 superb full page plates, plus 2 engraved titlepage vignettes. Full leather with poor hinges, some wear to spine edges. Bookplate, owner's sig., foxing. Thomas Pennant's interest in natural history began at the age of 12 when he was given a copy of Francis Willoughby's 'Ornithology'. In 1755 he began a correspondence with Linnaeus, and was elected a member of the Royal Society of Upsala in 1757. He began 'British Zoology' in 1761, and pub. the first part in 1766. He gave the profits of this work to the Welsh school in London. Pennant made a tour of Scotland in 1769, and published a volume of his findings. He did the same for Wales. In 1781, he pub. his own favourite work, the 'History of Quadrupeds', a new and enlarged ed. of his 'Synopsis of Quadrupeds' which had been pub. in 1771. He followed this by publishing other journeys, incl. 'London', and 'Arctic Zoology'. From about 1777, he stayed closer to home, publishing many other works. Pennant's name stands high among the naturalists of the 18C, and he has been commmended for making dry and technical matter interesting. His 'British Zoology' and 'History of Quadrupeds', arranged according to the classification of John Ray, long remained classical works. (DNB). Benjamin White was the brother of Gilbert White (Natural History of Selbourne). B. White suggested to Pennant that his publishing firm should bring out a new edition of Pennant's British Zoology (first pub. in 1761). Through this connection Gilbet White met Pennant. Pennant was a highly talented zoologist, and a collector and sifter of information but not a field naturalist. After their meeting, Pennant made frequent use of White, asking him specifically to study a certain species and report on it to him or even gather specimens for the guidance of his illustrator. Subsequent ed's of British Zoology and also the History of Quadrupeds (1781) owe much to White's ready information. In return, his acquaintanceship with White contributed greatly to the Natural History of Selbourne. Selbourne was published in the form of letters to Pennant and Daines Barrington. (Jenkins: The Naturalists: Pioneers of Natural History). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Attic Books (ILAB, ABAC)]
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        GUERRAS CIVILES DE INGLATERRA Y TRÁGICA MUERTE DE SU REY CARLOS I. Obra que escribió en italiano . Añadida con el quarto Libro del mismo autor. Traduxola en castellano Diego Felipe de Albornoz . Adicionada con el quinto Libro que escribió en italiano Timoteo de Termine

      Imp. Manuel Marín, Madrid 1781 - 4º, (4) hoj., 562 p., (4) hoj. Plena piel época, tejuelo, hilos dorados en lomo. Cortes tintados. Encuadernación algo fatigada. Cuarta edición de esta gran obra traducida por el Tesorero de la iglesia de Cartagena, que incluye, añadido, el Libro Quinto recopilado de la Cronohistoria del Mundo, escrita en italiano por el P. carmelita Timoteo de Termine, que narra los sucesos de 1654, el gobierno de Cromwell y su muerte, la declaración y exaltación de Carlos II, y la paz con Francia y Holanda en 1667. Al final, Tabla de las cosas más notables. Historia. Inglaterra. Historia universal. Biografías. History. England. Universal history. Biographies.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales Made in the Months of June, and July, 1774

      Salisbury: E Easton, 1781 And in the Months of June, July, and August, 1777. (31.3*3.5cm large paper copy). Bound in full tan calf, some marks top and bottom, corners and edges a little bumped and worn. Spine has attractive gilt tooling, raised bands, title in gilt to maroon leather label, joints cracked. Internally, 2 types of marbled endpapers, half title and lovely B&W frontis of the Aberglaslyn, (xii), 214pp, (1), 16 full sized plates as called for, some light offsetting. A lovely copy. Wyndham was chiefly a topographer, however his most celebrated publication was his Diary of the Late George Budd Dodington (1784). See ODNB for a full Bio. (ESTC T68768. Allibone 2876 for the 1st ed)

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        The Beauties of Johnson: Consisting of Maxims and Observations, Moral, Critical, and Miscellaneous... [Bound with] ...Part II

      London, 1781-2: Printed for G. Kearsley. First Edition. 8vo in 4s. Two volumes bound as one. vii, [5], 206, x, 204pp. With portrait frontispiece, and initial and terminal blanks to second part. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked to style with contrasting rmorocco lettering-piece, gilt. Spine rubbed, with some chipping to head and foot, split to upper joint at head. Endpapers slightly soiled and as often occasionallly spotted to text. The first editions of both parts, infrequently found together, of a collection of epithets and maxims extracted from Johnson's works. Following the model of Dodd's Beauties of Shakespeare (London, 1752), the popularity of this work, particularly amongst the proprietors of schools and and academies, led directly to the production of a series of Beauties that included Sterne, Milton, Goldsmith, Fielding, Pope, Hume and Bolingbroke. ESTC T116315, T64462.

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        Carte des Indes et de la Chine

      DE L'ISLE 1781 Paris, Dezauche succ. De l'Isle et Buache, 1781. (Parte incisa mm. 630 x 630). Bella carta geografica, in coloritura coeva, proveniente da Atlas géographique des quatre parties du monde par Guillaume De L'Isle et P. Buache.

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        DIKIY CHELOVEK ("Savage Man Laughing at the Erudition and Customs of the Contemporary Society"). First Edition

      St. Petersburg: P. Bogdanovich / Shnor, 1781 Authorship attributed to Petr Bogdanovich. Text in Russian. 6-1/8" x 4" half-leather. Engraved decorations. Philosophical treatise. From the library of Petr Kaznacheev with his bookplate. Very Rare. Bound together with "Crata Repoa". Price is for both books. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed.. HB.

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        Plaidoyer pour le sieur Aumont, français, tuteur naturel de François-Guillaume AUMONT, né à Genève, originaire français. Contre les parents maternels, & les prétendus Parents paternels du feu PREAU de MARCONNAY - - Questions fur les Mariages des français, en pays étrangers, avec des femmes étrangères & protestantes

      Paris, P.M. Delaguette 1781 - In-4° broché, exemplaire débroché, VI-97 pp. L'avocat général était D'Aguessau de Fresne, l'avocat : Robin, le procureur : Polle de Cresne. Une très grande planche hors-texte dépliante à 15 pans : Tableau généalogique des différentes branches de parens, prétendans droit à la fucceffion du fieur Preau de MARCONNAY [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        THE PSALMS OF DAVID, IMITATED IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE NEW TESTAMENT; AND APPLIED TO THE CHRISTIAN STATE AND WORSHIP

      Philadelphia: Printed and Sold by R. Aitken, 1781.. 252pp. plus [16]pp. of engraved music. 16mo. Contemporary limp calf. Extremities worn, calf cracked, head of spine frayed. Titlepage chipped and soiled along edges. Minor repair to upper forecorner of final leaf of music, occasional light foxing. Withal, a good copy. In a half morocco and cloth case. A rare American issue of the Psalms of David, printed by Robert Aitken at the time of his work on the first American Bible to contain both the Old and New Testaments in English (1781-82). The present work is of special interest for including sixteen pages of engraved music, which is separately titled, A SELECT NUMBER OF PLAIN TUNES ADAPTED TO CONGREGATIONAL WORSHIP, by Andrew Law and engraved by Joel Allen. The leaves of music consist of fifty-four compositions, including many original American works herein printed for the first time. These first printings include "New England," "Turkey Hills," and "Union," as well as four additional compositions which are probably American (e.g. "Bunker Hill"). A few copies of this work include an additional leaf containing a poem. AMERICAN SACRED MUSIC IMPRINTS locates only six copies of this work, with two additional copies (NN, PHi) containing the leaf of poetry. AMERICAN SACRED MUSIC IMPRINTS 360a. EVANS 17097.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Kartenkünste und Kunststücke, zu einem angenehmen Zeitvertreibe in Gesellschaften.

      U.o., 1781. 8:o. 48 s. Tagen ur band. Grönstänkta snitt. Litet veck i övre hörnet på de avslutande bladen.. Innehåller 63 kortkonster

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        Méthode nouvelle et générale pour tracer facilement des Cadrans solaires sur toutes surfaces planes, en situation quelconque, sans calcul ni embarras d'instrumens. Par un seul Problème géométrique qui fait connoître l'axe & la soustylaire, la latitude du lieu, la situation du plan, la déclinaison du Soleil & le parallèle du jour lors de l'opération. Principes et usage du comput et de l'Art de vérifier les dates.

      A Caen, chez Pierre Le Baron, l'aîné 1781 - In-8 (13 x 20 cm), frontispice gravé et titre, préface xvj, table des chapitres xviij, 260 pp., ii pp approbation et privilège. Ouvrage complet des 23 planches dépliantes avec 90 figures gravées, reliure pleine basane marbrée, dos à 5 nerfs fleuronné, titres sur pièce de maroquin rouge, tranches jaspées, filet doré sur les coupes. (Coiffe sup. légèrement usée, petit manque au bas du premier plat). "Explications démonstratives des nomes & des principes Géométriques dont on s'est servi dans ce Traité"; "Des principes de la Gnomonique pratique"; "Du fondement & de la pratique de la méthode générale pour tracer facilement des cadrans Solaires, sur tous plans en situation quelconque où le Soleil peut luire"; "De l'usage de la méthode générale pour tracer des Cadrans Solaires"; "Des arcs des signes, & de la manière de les appliquer sur les Cadrans"; "(.) méthode pour trouver les Méridiennes horizontales & verticales; & la manière de s'en servir pour tracer surement par une pratique facile, des Cadrans sur toutes surfaces planes, & en situation quelconque où le soleil peut luire"; "De la construction de la Méridienne horizontale & verticale du temps moyen". Bel exemplaire, intérieur sain et propre. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell,, 1781-87-88. 6 volumes, quarto (279 × 214 mm). Contemporary tree calf recently rebacked to style with original red and black labels laid down, spines gilt in compartments, relined. Portrait frontispiece and folding map to vol. I, map to vol. II, folding map to vol. IV; without half-title in vol. I. Boards rubbed with the occasional scuff and a little wear to corners, some spotting and toning to contents, but a handsome set. First editions of the last three volumes, fourth edition of vol. I, 1781, and "new" editions of vols. II and III, dated 1787 (the latter originally published in 1781).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Elogi storici di Cristoforo Colombo e di Andrea D?oria.

      BODONI 1781 Parma dalla Stamperia Reale, MDCCLXXXI (1781). (mm. 280 x 210). Mezza pelle dell?epoca con titolo e fregi dorati al dorso (mancanza alla parte inferiore del dorso). pp. (8), 337. Ritratto inciso, di C. Colombo a pagina 3 e del Doria alla pagina 219. Gli autori degli elogi sono Ippolito Durazzo (per Colombo) e di Nicolo Grillo Cattaneo (per il Doria). Bell?esemplare, su carta forte, di questa prima ed unica edizione stampata dal celebre tipografo Bodoni.

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        MEMORIALES AJUSTADOS: Libro 1.º INFORME, Y PRONTA NOTICIA Para El Pleyto ya Visto, . Libro 2.º NUEVO MANIFIESTO Y DEMOSTRACION, .con Ocasion .LOS ARMEROS DE BARCELONA.libro 3.º MEMORIAL AJUSTADO.LIBRO 4.º MEMORIAL AJUSTADO , .

      - libro 1.º 40 pags en octava, INFORME, Y PRONTA NOTICIA para el pleyto ya visto, que sigue en el real, y supremo consejo de guerra, el señor Don Julian De San Christobal, sobre los ARMEROS DE BARCELONA, en Madrid , el año 1781 por D. Joachin Ibarra, impresor de camara de S. M. lIBRO 2.º , 40 pags. folio, NUEVO MANIFIESTO Y DEMOSTRACION, en que, previniendose respuesta a ulteriores escritos ofensionales, que se produzcan, se recopilan, y expresan diferentes motivos especiales, . las partes acusadas en la causa, que se ha visto, y pende en el Real y Supremo Consejo de Guerra, con ocasion de haber supuesto, y delatado falsas ciertas armas de fuego LOS ARMEROS DE BARCELONA., en MADRID, EL AÑO 1782, por D. Joachin de Ibarra. Anexo, con 8 pags, SENTENCIA DEFINITIVA EN EL PLEYTO DE ARMAS DE BARCELONA, LIBRO 3.º MEMORIAL-Ajustado, hecho de orden del Consejo-Pleno, a instancia de los Señores Fiscales, del Expediente consultivo, visto por remisión de su Magestad a él. Sobre el contenido, y expresiones de diferentes Cartas del Rev. Obispo de Cuenca D. Isidro de Carbajal y Lancaster. con 6 pags. + 207 pags, en Barcelona, el año 1768, por Thomas Piferrer, impresor del Rey. LIBRO 4.ºMEMORIAL AJUSTADO DE LA CAUSA CRIMINAL que a instancia del ilustrisimo Señor D. Pedro Rodriguez de Campomanes, fiscal del Consejo, y en virtud de Decreto de este en el extraordinario de 21 de diciembre de 1766, ha substanciado, en calidad de comisionado, el Señor Don Agustin de Leyza, del Confejo de fu Magestad en el de Hacienda, sobre la voluntaria delacion, que en 28 de octubre de 1766 hizo al Excmo. Sr. CONDE DE ARANDA, por escrito, y firmada de su mano, el Doctor Don Benito Navarro, Abogado de los Reales Consejos, suponiendo que D. Juan de Baranchan era el autor del papel intitulado El CONTRABANDO, y otros satyricos; pero habiendo resultado en el progreso de la Causa, y por declaracion del Delator ser falsa dicha delacion, y dirigida por algunos Regulares de la Compañía, se continuaron los procedimientos contra el referido D. Benito Navarro, natural de la Ciudad de Sevilla, de estado soltero, su edad, 36 años. En Barcelona, el año 1768, por Thomas piferrer, con 55 pags. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elementi di chimica teorica e pratica.

      Subject: (Chimica). Venezia, appresso Giovanni Gatti, 1781, quattro volumi rilegati in tre, in-8vo cartonati coevi, pp. XVI-230 + XVI-336 + VIII-271 + 114 con quattro tavole incise in rame e ripiegate in fine.

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        COMMENTARIUS AD PANDECTAS, in quo praeter Romani Juris principia ac controversias illustriores, Neapoli 1778-1781, Typographia Ursiniana, 1778

      cm 18 x 24,5, ril. coeva mz, perg. con piatti ricoperti in carta decorata, qualche spellatura ai dorsi, danni al dorso del sec. volume, interno con macchioline diffuse e carta legg. stanca, testo in latino su due colonne. EDITIO PRIMA NEAPOLITANA. Ritratto dell'autore a lato frontespizio del primo volume . Volume I 1778 - pp. 472 (XII). Volume II 1778 - pp. 420. Volume III 1778 - pp. 510. Volume IV 1780 - pp. 456. Volume V 1780 - pp. 560. Volume VI 1781 - pp. 570. Volume VII 1781 - pp. 208, con index generalis rerum et materiarum. In questo volume sono uniti, ciascuno con proprio frontespizio : De Familia Erciscunda liber singularis pp. 88 (1781). De Jure militari liber singularis pp. 94 (1781). I sette volumi assieme

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        Naturgeschichte der Springwürmer herausgegeben von Johann Weise.

      Karl Wilhelm Ettinger,, Gotha, 1781 - 2 Bände. Gotha, Karl Wilhelm Ettinger, 1781-1782. 8°. XLIII S., 2 n.n. Bl., 158 S., 1 Bl. Verbesserungen; LII S., 1 Bl., 330 S., 1 Bl. Verbesserungen. Mit 4 gestochenen Tafeln. Pappbände der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Vgl. Blake 380 (für die erste holländische Ausgabe von 1763). Diese deutsche Ausgabe nicht bei Wellcome und NLM, übersetzt nach der lateinischen Ausgabe von 1769 (Waller 11027a). Beschreibt im ersten Teil die in der Literatur vorkommenden Beschreibungen der Darmparasiten von Hippokrates bis Boerhaave. Der zweite Teil versucht die verschiedenen Verbreitungsformen und Krankheitsbilder zu systematisieren. Über den Autor ist uns nichts bekannt. Der Übersetzer war Arzt in Altenburg. Mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk von "Gustaf Wilhelm Henrici" und reichen Annotationen desselben auf den Vorsätzen des ersten Bandes. Wenige Anstreichungen im Text. Mit einer hübschen Antiquariatsmarke der Firma "J.J. Heckenhauer" in Tübingen um 1850. - Einbandecken leicht bestossen. - Sehr selten. Sprache: Deutsch Pappbände der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales,

      Warrington: Printed by William Eyres; and sold by T. Cadell, and N. Conant,, 1781. with Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons. Quarto (293 × 226 mm). Original grey boards, neatly rebacked in cream paper, new spine label. With 3 folding engraved plates. Light wear to boards and corners. An excellent copy, uncut and unpressed. First edition of Howard's pioneering work on prisons and penal reform, "the first major practical work on the subject (Beccaria's book was primarily theoretical)" (PMM).

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        Dartmouth Shore in the Harbour of Halifax [Nova Scotia]

      London: Published by J.F.W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', 1 April, 1781. Etching with aquatint, printed in sepia. Printed on laid paper with `J Bates' watermark. Sheet size: 8 1/4 x 22 inches. A fine view of Halifax Harbour, from 'The Atlantic Neptune', the first British sea atlas of her North American colonies The Atlantic Neptune was the first British sea atlas of her North American colonies, and one of the greatest achievements of eighteenth century cartography. Published in England in 1774, it contained over 200 charts and views of the North American and Canadian coasts. The charts were intensely detailed and contained both hydrographical and topographical details. The Neptune was compiled and published for the Royal Navy by Joseph F. W. Des Barres, a Swiss cartographer who joined the Royal American Regiment as a surveyor. Des Barres fought in the French and Indian wars and was enlisted to survey the Canadian coastline. While his fellow surveyor, Samuel Holland charted the New England coast, Des Barres mapped the shoreline of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and the St. Lawrence River regions. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he compiled and published his monumental atlas; his dedication to the project was so strong that he published an updated version of the work every year until 1784. Des Barres' work was so superior to any other contemporary atlas, that the maps were used as the standard charts of the East coast for over 50 years. The Neptune remains one of the most important atlases ever printed, its views and maps chart the history of North America and allow us to glimpse a forgotten land long changed by the passage of time. This tranquil view of Halifax harbor is enlivened by the small scene in the lower right of the image where, amid clouds of steam, men work frantically to re-tar the hull of a man-of-war. Spendlove, The Face of Early Canada, Chapter 4: "J.F.W. Des Barres and The Atlantic Neptune"; pp. 18-22; Debard, "The Family Origins of Joseph Fredericks Wallet DesBarres: A Riddle Finally Solved", Nova Scotia Historical Review, Vol 14, No. 2 (1994), p.15.

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        Trianon. XV.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur. 1781. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 20.5 x 33 cm. (8 x 13 inches) Fine condition This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Collection Coloriée des plus belles variétés de Jacinthes' in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work Collection des Fleurs de la Chine & de l'Europe, & de tout l'Ouvrage. Buchoz or Buc'hoz (1731-1807) was born in Metz. At the age of 28, he was appointed physician to the King of Poland, but left his post to pursue his interest in botany.

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        Glossarium Germanicum Medii Aevi potissimum dialecti Suevicae edidit illustravit supplevit [Principal German glossary of the Medieval Suebic dialect] Edidit, illustravit, supplevit J. J. Oberlinus. 2 Vol. in one [Copy of Paul Heyse and Murray Gell-Mann] WAS $3,650

      Argentoratensis [ancient Strasbourg]: Lorenzii et Schuleri [Lorentz und Schuler], 1781. First edition. Hardcover. As New. PRESENTLY DISCOUNTED. WAS $3,650. A Fine copy of the rare first edition, first printing of this important work, bound in brown quarter-leather and marbled boards, with the buttressed spine lettered and decorated in gilt, the endpapers elegantly marbled, and with matching marbling to the closed edges of the massive page block (rubbing to the corners and a small rub to the top of each board); 2,157 numbered pages with the words treated being given in German and the treatments thereof in Latin and in German; a wonderful ASSOCIATION COPY, having BELONGED TO MURRAY GELL-MAN AND PAUL VON HEYSE, each a winner of the Nobel Prize, and being SIGNED BY HEYSE "Dr. Paul Heyse" on the front free endpaper. When published, this important work was the most complete dictionary of Middle High German. Heyse's father, Karl Wilhelm Ludwig Heyse, was an important professor of classical philology and his son, Paul Johann Ludwig von Heyse himself studied classical philology before embarking on a writing career, a career so successful that he won the 1910 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to the consummate artistry, permeated with idealism, which he has demonstrated during his long productive career as a lyric poet, dramatist, novelist and writer of world-renowned short stories." This work would have been highly useful to Paul von Heyse in his translation work and for his study of literature. Following Heyse's ownership, the book belonged to Murray Gell-Mann -- winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles and for his discovery of the quark -- whose bookplate resides on the front free endpaper. A notable tome which appears rather infrequently, only four copies of it have been offered at auction in the last 30 years. A fabulous ASSOCIATION COPY of this scarce work, having been OWNED BY TWO NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS. [Please Note: Shipping charges to Buyer will exceed the amount quoted by this site.]

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        Von F.

      W. Fhr. af W. J. Köpenhamn, Nicolaus Møller, 1781. 8:o. XXIV,+ 334,+ (2) s.+ utvikbar tryckt tabell,+ utvikbar grav. karta. Titelbladet med graverad vinjett. Tryckt på tjockt papper. Enstaka rostfläckar i övre marginal. Samtida skinnband, något nött rikt guldornerad rygg med lätt upphöjda bind och beige titeletikett, rikt förgyllda pärmar och helt guldsnitt. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Setterwall 667. Frederik Vilhelm baron Wedel-Jarlsberg (1724-90) var dansk minister och godsägare med stora litterära intressen

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        A General Synopsis of Birds

      London: Benjamin White, 1781. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. An 8 volume set, lacking index volume (Vol IX). 1781-1787. Published by Benjamin White (Vols 1 &2) then by Leigh & Sothel . Quarto. Half-leather binding with marbled paper in good condition (possibly nineteenth century). Maroon leather to spine and corners, blind-tooled on boards. Spines decorated with gilt panels, gilt and blind decoration to the panels, gilt titling. 142 plates as called for (6 hand-coloured). Book blocks very clean, unmarked with no foxing. Modern ex libris plate to each volume. Spine ends and corners rubbed. Very good set

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        Glossarium Germanicum Medii Aevi potissimum dialecti Suevicae edidit illustravit supplevit [Principal German glossary of the Medieval Suebic dialect] Edidit, illustravit, supplevit J. J. Oberlinus. 2 volumes in one [Copy of Paul von Heyse and of Murray Gell-Mann]

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

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        Elogj storici di Cristoforo Colombo e di Andrea D'Oria.

      Dalla Stamperia Reale,, Parma, 1781 - Cm. 30, pp. (8) 337 (1). Fregio al centro del frontespizio e due ritratti incisi nel testo. Leg. coeva in mezza pelle con punte e piatti in carta dispinta. Titoli in oro su tassello al dorso. Dorso rifatto? Bell'esemplare, in barbe e stampato su carta forte. Edizione originale, cfr. Brooks, 185. Il primo elogio e' scritto da Ippolito Durazzo, il secondo da Nicolo' Grillo Cattaneo, ambedue nobili genovesi. Melzi I, 349. Non comune. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reports of Cases Determined in the Several Courts of Westminster

      1781. First Edition of Blackstone's Reports Blackstone, Sir William [1723-1780]. [Clitherow, James, Editor]. Reports of Cases Determined in the Several Courts of Westminster Hall from 1746-1779. Taken and Compiled by the Honourable Sir William Blackstone, Knt. Late One of the Justices of the Court of Common Pleas. Published According to the Direction in His Will, From His Original Manuscript, By His Executors. With a Preface Containing Memoirs of His Life. London: Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers; For W. Strahan [et al], 1781. 2 Vols. Folio (13' x 8"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Early owner signatures of James Ferguson, Charles Fraser and William Colcock of head of title pages. Toning, light foxing in some places, internally clean. A handsome set. * First edition. The cases date from 1746 to 1779. "These reports, with one exception, were compiled entirely by Blackstone from his own notes 'contained in five large note books, all written with his own hand; and prepared for the press, even to an index, and a table of matters...The work reaches down to the end of Michaelmas term, 1779.'(...) The one report not taken by Blackstone himself is the Case of Burgess v. Wheate in Vol. 1, which was reported by Mr. Fazakerly. Blackstone's 'literal errors or omissions' were corrected by the editor, James Clitherow, Blackstone's brother-in-law and executor. The preface in vol. 1...includes an account of the life of Blackstone, which was reprinted verbatim or with slight changes, in many editions of the Commentaries after the author's death. Following the biographical sketch is an account of the compilation and editing of Blackstone's Reports" (Eller). William F. Colcock [1804-1889] was an important figure in South Carolina politics. Also an attorney, he was a member of the state House of Representatives from 1831 to 1848, its Speaker from 1841 to 1848, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1849-1853 and Collector of the Port of Charleston from 1853-1865. He returned to legal practice after the Civil War. Charles Fraser [1782-1860] was a lawyer before he became one of the South's most important artists. (He was known for his miniatures). Eller, The William Blackstone Collection in the Yale Law Library 225.

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        Overview - Ecclesiastes, In Three Parts. A New Translation, With A Paraphrase. To Which Is Added, A New Translation Of Other Passages Of Scripture Part III

      George Ireland, 1781. Hardcover. Fair/No Dustjacket. 1781. No dust jacket. Leather bound in coloured leather with gilt lettering. Clean but yellowed pages with no markings or annotations. Tanned end papers.The front end paper is missing. The front hinge is cracked thus the front board is slack, but the rest of the binding remains firm.Moderate wear and scuffing to the boards, mainly on the spine, edges and corners.Some damage to the spine ends.

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

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

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        Manuscript Pennsylvania Document

      Philadelphia, 1781. unbound. Outstanding Revolutionary War Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Declaration signed by Joseph Reed, President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania. A land grant to Joseph Alston, for "striking the sum of one hundred thousand pounds in bills of credit for the support of the Continental Army, by pledging the land known as Province Island...in the County of Philadephia...to be sold for gold and silver only...and no other money whatever...tract to be divided into 32 lots, leading from the wharfs on Delaware...to the Highest Bidders. Full vellum with all seals intact, 12 1/2 x 30 inches. March 25,1781. Very good.

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        A View of the Town & Harbour of Halifax, from Dartmouth Shore [Nova Scotia]

      London: Published by J. F. W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', circa 1781. Aquatint and etching in sepia, on laid paper with the watermark of "J. Bates.", in very good condition, with wide margins, two repaired tears in upper margin outside of platemark. 20 x 28 3/8 inches. 24 1/4 x 33 inches. One of the finest and most celebrated early views of Halifax, from 'The Atlantic Neptune', the first British sea atlas of her North American colonies This aquatint of Halifax Harbour is one of Des Barres' finest and most important views. It depicts numerous warships anchored in the harbour, which was then the main base of the Royal Navy during the Revolutionary War. This is the second state of the two states of this view, and is identical to the Henry Stevens Collection, variant 47*B, in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Des Barres studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before continuing on to the Royal Military College at Woolwich. On the outbreak of the Seven Years war in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to be his aide-de-camp. From 1762, Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St.Lawrence, while his colleague, Samuel Holland charted the New England coast. He also managed to gain access to some surveys of the American South, Cuba and Jamaica. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he began work on the Neptune. His dedication to the project was so strong, that often at his own expense, he continually updated and added new charts and views up until 1784. That year he returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, and living to the advanced age of 103. The Atlantic Neptune was the first British sea atlas of the North American colonies, and due to Des Barres' synergy of great empirical accuracy with unrivalled artistic virtue, it is considered to be one of the most important achievements of eighteenth-century cartography. Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was charged with this herculean task, publishing the first volume in London in 1775, which was soon followed by further volumes. Des Barres' monumental endeavor eventually featured over two-hundred charts and aquatint views, many being found in several states. National Maritime Museum: Henry Stevens Collection: K0460, HNS 47*B & Catalogue, no.35, p.382; Cf. Spendlove, The Face of Early Canada, Chapter 4: "J.F.W. Des Barres and The Atlantic Neptune"; pp. 18-22; Debard, "The Family Origins of Joseph Frederick Wallet Des Barres: A Riddle Finally Solved", Nova Scotia Historical Review, Vol 14, No. 2 (1994), p.15

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

      Nürnberg, Raspe, [1781-]1805. Small folio. Volume I(I-VII), II(VIII-XV). Very well reproduced printed front wrapper to part II, titled "Zweiter Theil. Vorläufige Abbildungen von Tab. VIII. bis XV".* 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, 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. Copies of the first part are known 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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        Ein paar Tröpflein aus dem Brunnen der Wahrheit. Ausgegossen vor dem neuen Thaumaturgen Caljostros

      Am Vorgebürge (d. i. Frankfurt, Brönner),, 1781.. 46 S., 1 w. Bl. Karton d. Zt. Wolfstieg 14362. - Der Autor Bode war Weimarer Hofrat, Freund und Förderer Goethes, den er in Abwesenheit des Meisters vom Stuhl in Loge Anna Amalia in Weimar aufgenommen hatte. Die kritische Schrift über den Hochstapler Cagliostro erzürnte Lavater, einen kritiklosen Bewunderer des sizilianischen Scharlatans. An einen an Goethe gerichteten Brief beschwerte er sich vehement über den für ihn anonymen Verfasser. Der Dichterfürst sah Cagliostro durchaus sehr kritisch, anfänglich gar als Gefahr für Europa, später mehr als Witzfigur, den er literarisch mehrfach verarbeitete (u. a. als "Groß-Cophta"). - Rücken berieben. Unbeschnitten. Titel gering fleckig. Altes Exemplar einer Logenbibliothek.

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        ERMINIA Y TANCREDO. 1781

      - Bello grabado ovalado del siglo XVIII. firmas en plancha de Ang. Kauffman pinxt; Maklin sxcudit. Servin Sculpt. Muestra una de las escenas de la historia de amor de Erminia y Tancredo pintado por Angela Kauffman. Londres. London. Published according to Act Aug. 20. 1781 by Masklin. nº 39 Fleet Street. Bueno. excelente impresión. Lugar: Londres, Año: 1781 Técnica: Grabado calcográfico. Punteado (stipple) y aguafuerte en sanguina., Otros datos: Romance épico sucedido en las Cruzadas. Erminia es hija del rey sarraceno de Antioquia y cae enamorada de Tancredo, caballero cruzado que no corresponde su amor. La escena describe el momento en el que Erminia, tras abandonar Jerusalén en la búsqueda

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        A TOUR THROUGH MONMOUTHSHIRE AND WALES

      Published by E. Easton, 1781. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales Made in the Months of June and July 1774 and in the Months of June, July and August 1777. Three-quarters calf binding. 16 b/w plates. Large format. Second edition. Half-title has an additional small mounted b/w vignette. Bookplate of A. Russell Pollock dated 1858 and later bookplate of S. Shipman on front pastedown. Remains of label to verso of front endpaper. A previous owner has noted on the second blank page 'This is a sensible, impartial & unaffected account. H.W.' All plates present. Contents bright and clean. Corners worn. [S]

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        Mémoires sur l'ancienne chevalerie considérée comme un établissement politique et militaire Nouvelle édition augmentée d'un volume.

      chez la Veuve Duchesne,, A Paris, 1781 - Tre volumi di cm. 16,5, pp. xi (1) 391 (1); (4) 317 (3); xiv (2) 456. Legatura strettamente coeva in piena pelle, dorsi a nervi con titol e ricchi fregi in oro. Sguardie marmorizzate e tagli colorati. Piccoli segni d'usura alle cuffie superiori, peraltro esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. I primi due volumi contengono, oltre alle cinque memorie corredate dalle erudite note dell'autore, che formano un trattato completo sull'antica cavalleria, una dissertazione sulla lettura degli antichi romanzi cavallereschi, estratti di poesie provenzali, uno scritto sulle antiche onoranze della corte di Borgogna, interessante per la conoscenza delle usanze cavalleresche. Il terzo volune, edito a cura di H.P. Ameilhon, contiene: Voeu de Heron, poema composto nel 1338; Via de Gaultier de Manni, che acquisto' gloria nella guerra fra Edoardo III d'Inghilterra e Filippo di Valois; la traduz. del Poeme des trois chevaliers et de la chemise, di Jacques Basin. Da pag. 165 alla fine sono le importanti Memoires historiques sur la chasse dans les differens ages de la monarchie. La piu' completa e stimata ediz. di questo assieme, che e' un prezioso contributo alla storia del medioevo. Brunet, V, 65. Querard, IV, 383: "ouvrage trés curieuse". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Representation of the Death of Capt. Cook

      London,: S.A. Cumberlege, July 1, 1781.. Engraving, 180 x 215 mm (plate size), professionally laid down on india paper, early folds as always; slight edge wear but a good impression, mounted. Early and significant representation of the death of Captain Cook: although based on John Webber's original painting, this engraving predates the more famous Bartolozzi engraving with which Webber's name is now inextricably linked. This is the earliest recorded version of the print, and seemingly the earliest public representation of the infamous scene to be based on official witness accounts.As Forbes explains, this plate was originally issued to accompany a five-page article entitled 'A Succinct Account of the Life and Voyages of Captain James Cook', printed in the Universal Magazine for June 1781 (see Forbes 38). What is fascinating about this rather naâve popular print, then, is that the 1781 date of publication is at least a year earlier than the earliest imprint details on any of the large format representations of the death of Captain Cook engraved after Webber's original by Bartolozzi. Indeed, this is the earliest representation of Cook's death to be based on an official report, although at least one fanciful version is known from a German magazine of 1780.Although simplified and not as accomplished as Webber's image, key scenes show distinct borrowing, whether it is the stance of Cook (although his grip on the rifle is markedly different), the prow of the boat visible at left, the pose of the Hawaiian seen raising the dagger, even the dominant positioning of a pair of palm trees. Given that Webber was thought to have been working on the scene from 1781 at the latest, and given that he was famous for inviting any number of guests to view his sketches and see his atelier, it is apparent that this engraving was prepared by an artist who had access to Webber's working sketches. This is strongly implied in the full title of the original article in the Universal Magazine, which notes 'with an exact representation of the death of that celebrated navigator communicated by respectable authority and elegantly engraved on copper.'The printer S.A. Cumberlege was the successor to J. Hinton and married Hinton's widow. Beddie knew copies in the Mitchell and Dixson collections, and a copy is also recorded in the collection of Nan Kivell, now held at the National Library of Australia.Beddie, 2650.

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        An Verführer, und Verführte. Nachtrag zu den Vorbothen des Neuen Heidenthums

      München, Strobel 1781.. 6 Bll., 308 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. Kosch VIII, 218. - Erste Ausgabe einer Verteidigung der Aufklärung in Bayern, besonders gegen Weissenbachs reaktionäre Schift Vorbothen... gerichtet. Darin ein interessantes Kapitel Vom freien Bücherlesen, Schreiben, Drucken, und Verlegen. - Aus G. A. Kaldewey, Kat. Hehres und Triviales VIII, 58, mit dessen kl. Etikett. Deckel berieben, etwas fleckig, Rsch. gering abgesplittert, kl. Wurmspuren.

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        An History of Birmingham, to the End of the Year 1780

      Birmingham: Printed by and for Pearson and Rollason, 1781.. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.5 inches). pp.2 [blanks] + xii + 10 [unpaginated list of subscribers] + 280 + 2 [blanks]. Three extra leaves numbered 7*- 8*, 179* - 180*, and 233* - 234* inserted into the numbered sequence. Folding engraved frontispiece. Two folding maps. Fourteen hors-texte plates, one of them fold-out. List of Subscribers. Recently rebound in a simple brown cloth, gilt to spine. Signature of William Hunt to the fly leaf [Hunt was one of the subscribers]. Beneath, signed 'George Hunt, from Uncle James, 22nd September 1856'. The fourth plate has a one-inch vertical fold to the fore-edge. The fourth and final flap of the second fold-out map is detached along the fold, but is present and not torn. Occasional light foxing. A very good copy. First edition

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        Les Nouvelles DÈcouvertes des Russes

      Paris,: Hotel de Thou,, 1781.. Quarto, four folding engraved maps & one folding plate; a few stains and some browning, but a handsome copy in contemporary French mottled calf, gilt spines, red edges. The rare French edition of this famous book on Russian exploration. Coxe, on a journey through Russia, collected, compared and translated Russian journals, collected maps at St Petersburg, consulted with authorities and included several journals 'never before given to the public', directing the 'curious and inquisitive reader' to compare them to Cook's then unpublished journals.The book is a significant source on Russian exploration and expansion into the northern Pacific, and the attempt to open trade with Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Coxe 'also succeeded in securing additional material (for instance the narrative and maps of Krenitzin and Levashev's 'secret' expedition, the first official Russian government expedition since Bering's second expedition of 1741). He was able to secure this particular information, not widely known at the time even in Russia, from Dr. William Robertson, who in turn obtained it through his friend Dr. Rogerson, first physician to Empress Catherine II...' (Lada-Mocarski).This edition is not in Sabin, who does record another French edition, a version reduced to octavo format published in Neuch?tel in 1781.Lada-Mocarski, 29n; not in Sabin.

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        Manuscript Pennsylvania Document.

      Philadelphia 1781 - Outstanding Revolutionary War Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Declaration signed by Joseph Reed, President of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania. A land grant to Joseph Alston, for "striking the sum of one hundred thousand pounds in bills of credit for the support of the Continental Army, by pledging the land known as Province Island.in the County of Philadephia.to be sold for gold and silver only.and no other money whatever.tract to be divided into 32 lots, leading from the wharfs on Delaware.to the Highest Bidders. Full vellum with all seals intact, 12 1/2 x 30 inches. March 25,1781. Very good.

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        Autographed Revolutionary War-date letter

      Philadelphia 1781 - .for if the enemy should lend their whole force to the southward, he will not be able to resist them. We have reports today that they are about to evacuate New York, that they intend for the southward.Their movements are more secret than our. ALS written by Lawrence Morris to his brother Lewis regarding movement of British troops south from New York, which were in fact reinforcements to General Cornwallis from General Clinton.7 1/2" x 9", 2 pages, signed "L. Morris." Philadelphia - May 28th, 1781.

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        Return for Lt. John Hicks's Company at West Point

      West Point, NY 1781 - Manuscript Document Signed (John Hicks Lt), West Point, N.Y, December 3, 1781, 1 p. "A Return of Lt. Hicks Comp" listing the names of 38 men; lower right corner clipped with no loss of text. Verso: notation "Rye Brooks," possibly the day's password. The towns below have been supplied by us, from information in Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors:Sgt. Isaac Tomkins, Dartmouth.Sgt. Daniel Harris, Bolton.Sgt. America Hamblin, Harvard.Cpl. Paul Brownell, Dartmouth.Cpl. Levi Preist, Sterling.Sew Cornell [?Jerathmeel Cornel, Dartmouth]Samuel Potter, Dartmouth.Joseph Bennet, Dartmouth.Seth Jenne, Dartmouth.Simsons/Simeon White, Freetown.Garner Reed/Gardner Read, Freetown.Joseph Howland, Freetown.Job Reed, Taunton.Benjamin Hathaway, Taunton.Nathaniel Hathaway, Berkley.Peter Hathaway, Berkley.Zebedee Briggs, Berkley.Henry Andrews, Taunton.Elijah Briggs, Berkley.Eli Perce, Taunton.Joel Briggs.Aaron Willard, Sterling.Rufus Moor, Bolton.Simeon Conant, Harvard/Grafton.Benjamin Warner, Harvard.Matthew Artherton, Bolton.Jonathan Whiliam [Williams?]Ebenezer King Harris, Sterling.Jonathan Barret, Bolton.Jacob Fairbanks, Harvard.Jonathan Hutchins, Harvard.Enoch Roper, Sterling.Jacob Kilburn, Sterling.Reuben Ross, Sterling.Jonathan Jewell, Stow.Levi White, Lancaster.Jenkins White, Freetown.Col. Luke Drury (1734-1811) of Grafton, Massachusetts joined the militia in 1757 during the French and Indian Wars. As captain of a company of Minutemen and Militamen, he responded to the Lexington Alarm, and later joined Colonel Jonathan Ward's regiment to fight at Bunker Hill. Drury and his men served in different areas during the war, from West Point to Grafton, where his company guarded military stores. He also supported the Continentals financially, at one point giving 50 fifty pounds to enlist soldiers in Grafton.In 1786-1787, Drury became deeply involved in Shays' Rebellion, a tax revolt led by farmers in western Massachusetts. The uprising was quashed, and Drury imprisoned as "a person dangerous to the state." He was eventually released on good behavior. Drury remained active in state and local politics, serving terms as constable, deputy sheriff, tax collector, assessor, selectman, and state legislator.ReferencesTurner, Jacob. "Luke Drury." Genealogy of the Descendants of Humphrey Turner. Boston: 1852. pp. 59-60.Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors:Lt. John Hicks. Capt. Daniel Drake's co., Col. Luke Drury's (Bristol Co.) regt.; marched from home Aug. 27, 1781; arrived at camp Sept. 8, 1781; discharged Dec. 6, 1781; arrived home Dec. 17, 1781; service, 3 mos. 20 days; mileage to camp (200 miles) allowed; company raised for 3 months and marched to North river.

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        Révolution de l'Amérique

      Londres: chez Lockier Davis [but probably printed in France or the Low Countries],, 1781. Duodecimo, pp. xii, 192, [2]. Contemporary French or Dutch mottled calf, smooth spine with large gilt flower tools in compartments, red morocco label, marbled endpapers, red edges. Portrait frontispiece. Small amount of worm at head of spine, an attractive copy. One of a number of superficially similar variant editions with false imprints.

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