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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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        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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        VOYAGE PITTORESQUE OU DESCRIPTION DES ROYAMES DE NAPLES ET DE SICILIE.

      Clousier 1781-1786 OTTIMO ESEMPLARE IN PRIMA EDIZIONE del celebre lavoro del Saint-Non, considerato uno fra i più bei libri del Settecento francese. In Folio (mm.495x330). 4 VOLL. IN 5 TOMI. Tomo I: cc.nn.2, pp.num.14, (2), 252, con 50 tavv. f.t. di cui 3 carte geogr. Tomo II: cc.nn.2, pp.num.XXVIII, 283, (1), con 84 tavv. f.t. di cui 2 carte geogr. e la CELEBRE TAVOLA DEL "PHALLUS" a p.52. Tomo III: cc.nn.2, pp.num.IV, XL, 201, (1), pp.num.22 (comprese tra le pp.130 e 131) tra le quali presente una carta nn. posta fra le pp.6 e 7, con 65 tavv. f.t. comprese 3 carte geogr. + 1 carta geogr. aggiunta denominata «Carte Théodosienne». Tomo IV (I parte): cc.nn.2, pp.num.II, XVIII, cc.nn.2, 266 con 71 tavv. f.t. comprese 3 carte geogr. Tomo IV (II parte): cc.nn.2, pp.num.IV, cc.nn.1, pp.num. da 267 a 429, (1), con 35 tavv. f.t. PER UN TOTALE DI 305 BELLISSIME TAVOLE, anche grandi ripiegate, raffiguranti vedute, monumenti, rovine, oggetti d?arte, medagli,e carte geografiche, leggere sporadiche fioriture, PREGEVOLE LEGATURA COEVA IN VITELLO MARMORIZZATO, doppio tassello con titoli in oro al dorso, cornice dorata ai piatti, tagli dorati, imperfezioni alle cuffie e alle cerniere.

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        RACCOLTA DI SCRITTI di ?

      2 voll. in-16 (mm.120x60). Vol I- Notizie de' letterati mantovani raccolte in compendio da L. C. V. e pubblicati ne' diarj di Mantova dall'anno 1781 sino al 1793 con in fine l'indice alfabetico de' cognomi (Tit. manoscritto), pp. 26 (da p. 159 a p. 185). Segue : Compendio di notizie intorno ad alcuni illustri filologi mantovani, disposte per ordine alfabetico pp. 41 (da p. 127 a p. 168); Continuazione del supplemento di notizie intorno ad alcuni letterati mantovani ommesse ne' precedenti diarj pp. 34. Segue: Fine del supplemento di notizie intorno ad alcuni letterati mantovani ommessi ne' precedenti diarj pp. 50 (da p. 169 a p. 219). Segue: Indice manoscritto di 10 cc. n.n. valevole per tutta l'opera. Vol II- Notizie di Mantova pp. 27 (da p. 160 a p. 187). Segue: Discorso intorno alla città, e alla campagna mantovana pp. 17 (da p. 156 a p. 173). Segue: Ristretto di notizie intorno a più illustri pittori, scultori, architetti, e intagliatori mantovani, raccolte e disposte pe ordine alfabetico pp. 17 (da p. 155 a p. 172). Segue: Compendio di notizie intorno ai mantovani illustri per Santità disposte in ordine alfabetico pp. 29 (da p. 1 a p. 29). Segue: Notizie intorno ai mantovani morti in concetto di Santità dal secolo XI sino ai nostri tempi, estratte dal diario di Mantova dell'anno 1796 pp. 66 (da p. 1 a p. 66). Segue: Descrizione deglli assedj di Mantova dall'anno 590 sino al 1796. Parte prima pp. 24. Segue: Descrizione degli assedj di Mantova degli anni 1629 e 1630. Parte seconda pp. 28. Segue: Descrizione degli assedj di Mantova. Parte terza pp. 35 (da p. 141 a pò. 176). Segue : Indice manoscritto di cc. 6 n.n. valido per tutta l'opera. Nei due voll. nel margine inf. è posta una num. ms. che fa riferimento ai due indici ms. posti al fine. Leg. m.p. con fregi e tass. al d., tagli col. Rare opere del Volta qui raccolte senza nessuna indicazione di luogo di stampa e dell'editore. C. Volta (Mantova 1751-1823) è autore di un "Compendio cronologico-storico della storia di Mantova" pubblicato nel 1808 che contiene la storia della città dalle origini al 1328 il cui seguito fu poi portato a compimento da G. Arrivabene nella metà dell'Ottocento. [205]

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        Monody On Major Andre; By Miss Seward (author Of The Elegy On Capt. Cook) To Which Are Added Letters Addressed To Her By Major Andre In The Year 1769

      Lichfield, J. Jackson for the author, 1781. 2nd edition. Second edition. Signed by the author on page 28. Bound in half burgundy leather with marbled boards and end papers by Riviere. Fine condition. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine. Signed by author

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

      VG : in very good condition without dust jacket as issued. Marbled eps. Cover lightly rubbed. Minor tear at fold of frontis fold out map. Plates clean and bright. Small tear to lower edge of title page of volume II. Aeg. Modern rebind First Edition Brown tooled leather cover 440mm x 280mm (17" x 11"). xcii, 609pp;484pp; clxvii, + index; 104pp supplement. Folding map, titles with engraved vignette, dedications leaves, 13 facsimile leaves of Domesday book and 75 engraved plates and portraits and 26 pedigrees. Supplement published in 1799 by John White bound in with volume II.

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        Discorsi del Conte Pietro Verri dell'Instituto delle scienze di Bologna sull'indole del piacere e del dolore, sulla felicità e sulla economia politica. Riveduti ed accresciuti dall'autore

      presso G. Marelli 1781 In 8, pp. (18) + (4) + 100 + (4) + 101 - 183 + (7) + 185 - 394. Madaglione al f. con ritr. inc. Antico ex libri al verso del f. M. pl. coeva con tassello e fr. oro. Edizione definitiva che raccoglie tre opere precedentemente pubblicate a partire dal 1773. Questi discorsi rappresentano come forse meglio non si potrebbe, l'insieme delle passioni intelletuali di un illuminista, per ilo quale la ricerca tutta terrena della felicità presuppone l'analisi di se stessi  e si compie nella realtà concreta dei rapporti economici. Difatti, la struttura di quest'opera, non segue l'ordine cronologico di composizione delle opere, ma li struttura secondo l'idea filosofica di fondo che considera il tema della felicità un punto di passaggio, quasi una cerniera tra il piacere e l'economia. Einaudi, 5875. Goldsmiths, 12128. Kress Italian, 499. ITA

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        Nuova guida per la città di Torino.

      Torino, presso Onorato Derossi, 1781. 1781 In-16° (190x110mm), pp. 202,Brossura coeva blu. In barbe. Stemma sabaudo inciso su rame al titolo entro doppio filetto. Stemma in rame di Torino in testa alla p. 3. Ripiegata dopo la p. 166, pianta topografica estremamente precisa della città di Torino, disegnata ed incisa da Antonio Oliani. Prima edizione di ricercata guida di Torino redatta con estremo scrupolo informativo. In principio bibliografia dei volumi editi sino al 1781 "spettanti alla Storia della Città di Torino, e de' suoi contorni". Alla tavola incisa fa seguito, con autonomo frontespizio con stemma della città, la parte intitolata "Carta topografica della città di Torino", costituita dagli indici ricapitolativi. L'opera contiene, oltre alle indicazioni relative a chiese e palazzi, l'elenco degli "Architetti, Civili e Militari, Misuratori ed Agrimensori torinesi, ed abitanti nella medesima Città, approvati dalla Regia Università". Peyrot, Torino nei secoli, I, n. 216. Bovolato, Archivio Storico, pp. 309-310. Brayda-Coli-Sesia, "Ingegneri e architetti del Sei e Settecento in Piemonte", p. 72. Lozzi, 5406, note: "Raro". Manca al Manno.

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        L'Art des Accouchemens (2 Tomes - Complet)

      Méquignon 1781 2 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque pleine basane marron, dos à 5 nerfs orné, Chez Méquignon, Paris, 1781, lvj-610 pp. et xvj-422 pp., avec 14 planches dépliantes (5 au tome 1 et 9 au tome 2) Edition originale. Intéressant exemplaire de l'édition originale de ce grand classique de l'obstétrique, bien complet des 14 belles planches dépliantes (coiffes sup. élimées, coupes très lég. frottées, ex-libris de l'époque Labarère, bon état par ailleurs). Garrison-Morton, 6255 : "Baudelocque invented a pelvimeter and advanced the knowledge of pelvimetry and of the mechanism of labour. The external conjugate diameter is known as "Baudelocque's diameter". A la suite des travaux de Levret, Smellie et Solayrès, Baudelocque développa les progrès de l'obstétrique. Il détermina les mouvements du foetus dans le passage à travers le bassin, fixa les diamètres de cetet cavité et leurs rapports avec ceux de la tête du foetus. "Sans être éloquente, sa parole était claire, concise et facile". Le présent ouvrage, spécifiquement destiné aux médecins, est son ouvrage majeur. (cf Larousse, GDU, II, 384) Français

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        Compte rendu au Roi, au Mois de Janvier 1791.

      a Paris, De L'Imprimerie Royale, 1781. 1781 7 opere in un vol. in-4° antico (264x198mm), legatura coeva p. pelle marrone con dorso a 5 nervetti recante un titolo in oro su tassello rosso e, entro scomparti, filettature e fregi vegetali e floreali impressi in oro. Tagli in marmorizzatura verde, sguardie in marmorizzatura policroma. Eccezionale miscellanea di opere economiche di e su Necker, di primaria importanza per la storia delle finanze francesi, del colbertismo, ecc., quasi a ridosso della Rivoluzione; eccezion fatta per il "Compte rendu", che è nella seconda tiratura dell'edizione originale, per la quarta opera, "Observations modestes d'un citoyen", che è in seconda edizione, e per l'ultima, anch'essa in una reimpressione, tutte le restanti scritture figurano in edizione originale. Esemplare assai bello, presentante solo qualche lieve quanto usuale brunitura e fioritura. Comprende: 1) Jacques Necker, "Compte rendu au Roi, au Mois de Janvier 1791", a Paris, de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1781, pp. (4), 116. In principio, una tavola allegorica ripiegata incisa su rame con scene di ispirazione biblica attinte alla vicenda di Giuseppe (Giuseppe adombra l'identità di Necker stesso) entro padiglione sormontato da putti e recante al proprio interno altre raffigurazioni allegoriche. Una sestina in lingua francese è apposta in calce alla calcografia. Seguono una tavola ripiegata incisa su rame di "Allégorie pour le frontispice du Compte rendu au Roi par M. Necker" (il Tempio della Memoria con le Virtù che innalzano un obelisco piramidale in gloria di Necker; la dettagliata spiegazione dell'allegoria medesima è nel testo in calce alla tavola), un'altra calcografia ripiegata allegorica della fama immortale cui era destinato il nome di Necker presso il Tempio della Memoria, con raffigurazioni dell'Invidia delusa, della Gloria, ecc., e, infine, all'antiporta, una quarta e ultima calcografia con il busto di Necker che schiaccia un'allegoria dell'Invidia in forma di donna anguicrinita e reggente altri serpenti nella mano destra, chiaramente allusiva al trionfo della fama di Necker contro le malevolenze e le ostilità che gli erano state scagliate addosso. Tra le pp. 114-115, una tabella ripiegata delle entrate e delle spese del patrimonio regio, e, infine, una bella carta geografica della Francia incisa su rame e in bella acquerellatura coeva relativa alle gabelle delle singole regioni francesi, con chiarimenti testuali in calce, e, ancora, una "Carte des Traites" incisa su rame e colorata all'epoca all'acquerello. Ex-libris manoscritto settecentesco alla prima carta bianca. Stemma del Re di Francia coronato inciso su rame al frontespizio (l'opera è "imprimé par ordre de Sa Majesté"). Seconda tiratura dell'edizione originale del "Compte rendu" di Necker, il celebre banchiere ginevrino allora Ministro delle Finanze di Luigi XVI (in seguito alle dimissioni di Taboureau des Reaux) e padre di Madame de Staël. Nel 1781 apparvero due edizioni del "Compte rendu", una, la presente, con la dicitura tipografica "Imprimerie Royale" e l'altra con la dicitura "Imprimerie du Cabinet du Roi", ritenuta la prima tiratura delle prima edizione, impressa in limitato numero di copie per uso reale e non destinata al commercio. Necker rendeva per la prima volta pubblici alla popolazione francese i ragguardevoli risultati ottenuti nei cinque anni del suo ministero (diminuzione delle spese, semplificazione dell'apparato amministrativo, etc.), le modalità dell'amministrazione delle finanze statali e l'ammontare delle pensioni ed emolumenti di corte, suscitando così scontento e critiche all'interno della corte medesima, ostilità che comportarono, quattro mesi dopo, le sue dimissioni, malgrado l'enorme popolarità da lui incontrata presso il popolo. Rapidamente ristampato, il resoconto di Necker fu tradotto nelle principali lingue europee per la sua capitale importanza nella ricostruzione delle finanze francesi del tempo. "This must be the bestselling financial statement ever issued. Ironically, its very success caused Neckerìs downfall in the jealousy led too intrigues to discredit him in the eyes of the King. They succeeded, and Necker dismissed" (Carpenter). Scrive il New Palgrave (III, 620): "In 1781 Necker's famous Compte Rendu au Roi appeared, addressed rather to the public than to the head of the state. His popularity increased; the success of his report, the first of its class, though incomplete, was great". Sul "Compte rendu": Quérard, VI, 392. Kress, B-360. Montet, II, 230-36. Einaudi, 4094. Goldsmiths, 12183. Cioranescu, 47908. Carpenter, Economic Bestsellers, XXVIII. Black, 1158. L'Illuminismo francese alla Fondazione Feltrinelli, n. 725. 2) Charles Alexandre Calonne, "Les Comment", s.l. (Paris), s.n.t., s.d. (1781 ca.), pp. 25. Edizione originale di una delle più dure repliche al "Compte rendu" neckeriano, apparsa in forma anonima. Calonne (Douai, 1734-Parigi, 1802) indirizzò a Necker una serie di aspre critiche in merito all'economia e ai conti pubblici di Francia, dopo essergli subentrato nella carica (che mantenne dal novembre 1783 all'aprile 1787) di Ministro delle Finanze di Luigi XVI. Gli sforzi di Calonne per risolvere la crisi finanziaria nazionale e di porre rimedio al pesante deficit non incontrarono fortuna e suscitarono lo sfavore sia dei ceti aristocratici e della corte che del popolo, valendogli lo sferzante soprannome di "Monsieur Deficit". Destituito ed esiliato dal Re per il rapido aggravarsi della situazione economica il 18 aprile 1787, fuggì in Inghilterra allo scoppio della Rivoluzione e fece ritorno in Francia soltanto nell'anno della morte. Goldsmiths, 12168. 3) Anonimo, "Réflexions de M. de *****, adressées à M. Necker, sur son Compte rendu & sur son Mémoire de 1778", s.l. (Paris), s.n.t., s.d. (1781 ca.), pp. 58. Edizione originale. 4) [Robert de Saint Vincent], "Observations modestes d'un citoyen, sur les opérations de finances de M. Necker, et sur son compte rend, adressées à MM. les pacifiques Auteurs des Comment ? des Pourquoi ? & autres pamphlets anonymes. Novelle Édition, revue & corrigée", a Geneve, chez Antoine Philibert, 1781, pp. 49. Seconda edizione, contemporanea all'originale. "Polémique mêlée de considérations techniques. S. défend Necker et veut prouver que les moyens employés par le ministre étaient ""les mieux combinés"". Pour étayer sa discussion, S. considérera l"état des finances au moment où Necker les prit en charge ; la situation du royaume ; les améliorations et les économies résultant de son plan administratif; il se demandera si les emprunts étaient préféraables à l"augmentation des impôts" (INED 4066). Barbier, III, 608. Einaudi, 4963. Goldsmiths, 12200. INED, cit. 5) [Louis Antoine] Marchese Caraccioli, "Lettre du Marquis de Caraccioli a M. D'Alembert, Paris, Ier Mai 1781", s.l. (Paris), s.n.t., 1781, pp. 33. Edizione originale. Il Caraccioli (Parigi, 1721-ivi, 1803), discendente dalla nobile famiglia napoletana, fu militare e letterato. In buoni rapporti con diversi papi, fu, in Polonia, gran generale e primo Senatore del Regno grazie alla protezione del principe Wenceslas Rewski. Tornato in Francia, divenne brillante animatore di molti salotti e fecondo poligrafo, ma le alte frequentazioni e la ricchezza della sua produzione letteraria non gli impedirono di morire in povertà. Nei suoi scritti "on ne doit y chercher ni des vues profondes, ni un style brillant; mais ils respirent tout un grand respect pour la religion et pour la saine morale" (Tarabaud, voce "Caraccioli", in Michaud, "Biogr. universelle", VII, 102-103). 6) [J. M. Augeard], "Lettre d'un bon français a M. Necker", s.l. (Paris), s.n.t., s.d. (1781 ca.), pp. 41. Edizione originale, impressa anonimamente. Barbier, II, 1143. 7) Jacques Necker, "Éloge de Jean-Baptiste Colbert; Discours qui a remporté le Prix de l'Académie Françoise", a Paris, chez Jean-Baptiste Brunet, 1781, pp. 96, (1). Fregio floreale inciso su rame al frontespizio. Capilettera ornati, una testatina figurata incisa su rame alla p. 5 Riedizione di questo elogio di Colbert composto da Necker (la prima è del 1773). INED, 3360. Conlon, 73:1090. Kress, 6958. Goldsmiths, 10954. Higgs, 5713. Harris, cit. Non in Einaudi.

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        The Genera Insectorum of Linnaeus, exemplified by various specimens of English Insects drawn from nature./ Les Genres des Insectes de Linné; constatés par divers échantillons d'Insects d'Angleterre copiés d'après nature.

      Londres, J.Dixwell ..., 1781. 4to (260 x 210mm). pp. (4), xvii, (3), 371, (20), with 1 engraved frontispiece, 20 (1 folded) finely handcoloured engraved plates and 2 plain folded plates. Later green half calf, gilt lettered spine. The English and French text is printed in double columns. James Barbut (fl. 1776-1799) was a British naturalist and painter. He exhibited paintings at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The original drawings for the above work were purchased by the Natural History Museum in London in 2000. The delicately handcoloured plates depict 299 insects. This attractive work is very similar to Harris' 'Exposition of English Insects', first published in the previous year. No details of the life and circumstances of James Barbut appear to have been recorded. Nissen ZBI, 220.

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        Enumeratio Insectorum Austriae indigenorum.

      Augustae Vindelicorum, E. Klett et Franck, 1781. 8vo (185 x 112mm). pp. (24), 548, (4), with 4 folded engraved plates. Contemporary boards, gilt spine with green gilt lettered label. A rather scarce work on the insects of Austria following the Linnaean system. Horn-Schenkling 19735.

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        L'Orlando furioso di Lodovico Ariosto, T. I (, II, III e IV; comprende: I Cinque Canti attribuiti a messer Lodovico Ariosto i quali seguono la materia del Furioso)

      s.e. (ma: Giovanni Tommaso Masi) 1781 Elegante ed. ill., i cui rami furono in parte copiati da quella inglese del Baskerville - come dichiarato a piede delle tavv. interessate: 8 tratte da Cipriani, 3 da Moreau, 2 da Monnet e altrettante da Cochin, per un totale di 15 -, per essere poi nuovamente utilizzati nelle edd. del 1797 e del 1816, con l'eccezione dei frontespizi, sostituiti da altri tipografici; l'ed. immediatamente successiva, curata dal Poggiali, è peraltro assai differente da questa nel testo, nella grafia e nella grafica, apparendo veramente "ottocentesca" al paragone. L'opera è preceduta dalla dedica alla regina di Danimarca, che ricompensò l'editore con una medaglia d'oro, e dalla "Vita di Messer Lodovico Ariosto" scritta dal Barotti per l'ed. Pitteri del 1741; sono inclusi, come di consueto, i "Cinque canti" nonché le "Stanze del signor Luigi Gonzaga detto Rodomonte a messer Lodovico Ariosto". Vd. Guidi p. 112 per il l.d.s.; per Melzi 396 e Brunet p. 438 le tavv. non sono esaltanti; Gamba e Ferrazzi ignorano questa edizione. 4 voll. in 12o di pp. (4), XXIV, 440; 496; 458, (2); 487, (1), belle legg. coeve in m.p., dd. a 5 nervetti con titt. su tasselli e fregi floreali in oro agli scomparti, piatti in carta rossa; i voll. sono arricchiti da altrettanti frontespizi calcografici, raffiguranti il giudizio di Paride e incisi da Pompeo Lapi, dal ritratto dell'A. al primo vol. e dalle 46 belle tavv. preposte ai canti; ex-libris Ricasoli-Firidolfi al v. dei frontespizi. Legg. solide e discretamente conservate, fori di tarlo ben restaurati ai dd., piccole mancanze e segni di usura agli stessi dd. ed ai piatti, specie nel quarto vol.; cc. frequentemente brunite, con qualche traccia di umidità - mai disturbante - ma nel complesso più che discretamente conservate. Es. completo e assai attraente, in barbe.

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        FREE EXAMINATION Of The SOCINIAN EXPOSITION Of The PREFATORY VERSES Of St. JOHN's GOSPEL. [including] Appendix, Containing Observations on the Argument Advanced ... by Mr. Lindsey, Against the Doctrine of the Pre-existence of Christ

      London:: Printed for W. Flexney, Bookseller, opposite Grey's-Inn-Gate, Holburn.. 1781.. 16mo, gathered in 8s. 7-3/16" x 4-5/8". 1st edition. OCLC records 8 institutional holdings. [2], xviii, [19] - 115, [1 (blank)] pp. 'Appendix' with drop title, p. 97.. Period bindings of full light brown spotted calf with elaborate gilt decorated spine; dentelles & marbled paper eps. Pale yellow edge stain.. Light binding wear. Prior owner bookplate/signature. Overal, an. attractive Very Good Plus copy.. Shepherd was a "Church of England clergyman and theological writer, ... who matriculated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, on 1 December 1749 at the age of seventeen. ... After considering a military career he took orders in the Church of England and eventually was appointed chaplain to Thomas Thurlow, bishop of Lincoln and later of Durham; Thurlow's nomination gained Shepherd the archdeaconry of Bedford in July 1783. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in May 1781, and in 1788 he was Bampton lecturer at Oxford. In 1792 he was instituted to the rectory of Wetherden and Helmingham in Suffolk by Lord Chancellor Thurlow, brother of the bishop, and he held these preferments until his death. Shepherd published a wide selection of writings, including poetry and drama, although he came to concentrate on theology. His poetry was not unsuccessful: his Ode to Love (1755?) was reprinted in 1760 and The Nuptials (1761) went into three editions. Most of his poetic and dramatic pieces were included in the two-volume Miscellanies (1775). Several of Shepherd's theological works went into two or more editions, including his response to Soame Jenyns in The Review of a Free Enquiry (1759), The Requisition of Subscription to the Thirty-Nine Articles (1771), and Reflections on the Doctrine of Materialism (1779), addressed to Joseph Priestley. Shepherd published regularly throughout his life; his last piece was No False Alarm, or, A Sequel to Religious Union (1808). He died at the parsonage at Wetherden on 3 January 1809." [ODNB]. Shepherd's works are now uncommon in the trade. This 2 volume work is offered with 2 other Shepherd titles, TavBooks ID #37011 & 37012. The price is for all 4 volumes.

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        History of Quadrupeds

      Fleet Street, London: B White, 1781 1st ed, 52 pls, VG, small 4to. Two volumes in modern quarter calf with marbled boards, corners lightly bumped and worn, some blind tooling. New spines, raised bands, blind and decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to maroon leather labels. Internally, new endpapers, engraved title pages, text block edges sprinkled red. Vol 1, (xxiv), [1], 2-284 pp, 32 plates, 1 engraved tp, 1 vignette. Vol 2, [2], 285-566 pp, [14] index, 22 plates, 1 engraved tp, 1 vignette. a2-4 a couple of small marginal repairs to each leaf, U2 with slight torn margin, some light offsetting and spotting. A nice set. (ESTC T113535. Lowndes 18128. Brunet 489. Allibone 1553). Was an expansion on his 1771, -Synopsis of Quadrupeds- . Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer, who for one modern scholar should be considered ‘the leading British zoologist after Ray and before Darwin’ (Beer, vi), contributed greatly to organizing, popularizing, and promoting the study of natural history. See ODNB

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        Scriptores Rei Rusticae Veteres Latini: Cato, Varro, Columella, Palladius. Quibus nunc accedit Vegetius de Mulo-Medicina et Gargilii Martialis Fragmentum. // 1.: M.Porcii Catonis de Re Rustica. Curante Jo. Matthia Gesnero. Mannhemii (Mannheim), Cura&Sumptibus, 1781. 1 Bl. mit "Gesamttitel"; 1 Bl. mit Tbl., S. 1-105,1; Seite 106-324 mit: M.Terentii Varronis: De Re Rustica. (Libri III). Curante Jo. Matthia Gesnero. Mannhemii (Mannheim), Cura&Sumptibus, 1781. // 2.: Palladii Rutil. Tauri Aemiliani - De Re Rustica. (Libri XIV). Curante Jo. Matthia Gesnero. Mannhemii (Mannheim), Cura&Sumptibus, 1781. // 3.: Vegetii Renati - Artis Veterinariae sive Mulomedicinae. Libri Quatuor. Curante Jo. Matthia Gesnero. Mannhemii (Mannheim), Cura&Sumptibus, 1781. Seite 1-305. // Seite 305-310: "Curae Boum Ex Corpore Gargilii Martialis". //+ weiter angebungen:// Seite 311 - 370: Ausoni Popmae de Instrumento Fundi.

      Schöner zeitgenössischer Halbledereinband mit Goldrückenprägung. Kl.8vo. Gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Antiquities & Scenery of the North of Scotland, in a series of letters, to Thomas Pennant

      London: Author, 1781 First and only edition, VG+. In early 1800s full brown tree calf with attractive gilt tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn very slightly. Spine, and labels worn slightly, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to leather labels. Intricate gilt tooling to board edges and turn-ins, red marbled endpages, armorial bookplate to fpd (Johannes Patricius Crichton Stuart Marchio Bothoe - Marquess of Bute?), ink name to fep, engraved title page with the vignette of Castle Haven, [2], 173 pp, 21 plates (1 folding), plus vignette, [11] includes the plate list and errata, some very light offsetting, text block edges sprinkled yellow. A pleasing, very good copy with the plates being particularly clean. (ESTC T56850. Lowndes 1824. Allibone 1554. Larissa P Watkins - Burnessia 34). Cordiner, Scottish Episcopal clergyman and antiquary, whose significance centres on two publications: Antiquities and Scenery of the North of Scotland, in a Series of Letters to Thomas Pennant (1780) and Remarkable ruins and romantic prospects of north Britain. Both works, relying on visual and verbal description, were early contributions to the construction of a romantic image of the Scottish highlands; and both were conceived as supplements to Thomas Pennant's very successful Scottish tours of 1769 and 1772. See ODNB.

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        A General History of Connecticut, from its First Settlement under George Fenwick, Esq., to its Latest Period of Amity with Great Britain; including a Description of the Country, and many curious and interesting anecdotes

      London: Printed for the author, 1781.. x, 2, 2*, 3-436 pp. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked to style. First edition. Sabin 61209. Howes P262. Church 1183. Lowndes II: 472. Larned: 1006. ESTCT122416. Peters was the first to popularize. the term 'Blue Laws'. "An entertaining but wholly untrustworthy account of Connecticut by an exiled and embittered Tory. Fiction and fact are so run together in the narrative that their separation is well-nigh impossible. The most famous part of the book is the alleged code of New Haven laws popularly called "Blue laws, " (Larned, Literature of American History, p. 88). The entry in the Church Catalogue (V. 5, pp. 2317-2319) notes: "Peters, a native of Hebron Connecticut.. was a Loyalist during the Revolution. He made himself so obnoxious by his prominence and activity as such, that he was presented with a coat of tar and feathers and permitted to visit England for his health..[where he remained until 1802]. His apocryphal history of Connecticut is a remarkable tissue of misstatements and exaggerations, not to say of malicious falsehoods." Howes calls the work a "false and vicious misrepresentation." Sabin notes that the first edition is "very rare." Provenance: Illustrated bookplate of Justin George Turner (1898-1976), highly respected historian, author, and collector of Lincolniana, co-author of 'Mary Todd Lincoln: Her life and letters' and other works. Extremities rubbed, a few short tears to front flyleaf, bookplate on free front end-paper, neat ownership signature to title, clean with wide margins, a very good copy.

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

      Lichfield:: Printed and Sold by J. Jackson, for the Author.. 1781.. 4to: ¹1 A3 [A4 = ¹1?] B - G4. 10-1/2" x 8-1/4". The Second Edition (NCBEL II, 682; Sabin 79478). SIGNED by the Author on p. 28. [2], vi, 47, [1] pp.. Later tan half-calf with marbled paper boards. Gilt title lettering to spine.. A VG+ copy, showing minor extremity wear & evidence of some. inconsequential worming @ base of spine.. Seward was a prominent woman of letters in her day, having, for example, the admiration of Wordsworth & Scott, and whose disapproval of Dr. Johnson is as well chronicled as her support of young writers of the era is, perhaps, under appreciated. This title, her second published, by the 'Swan of Lichfield' [as this poet is known] is a tribute to the suitor of her friend, Honoria Sneyd [stepmother to Maria Edgeworth]; said suitor having been executed, as a courier of information from Benedict Arnold to General Clinton, during the Revolutionary War by the Americans. The work's publication reportedly "brought her an apology from General Washington." Cf. Shattock. BRITISH WOMEN WRITERS, pp. 384-85. Uncommon title; last at auction in 1996.

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        ANDREW'S NEW TRAVELLING MAP, Of ENGLAND And WALES, from Actual Surveys, Exhibiting all the Turnpike and Principle Cross Roads with the Distances from Town to Town according to the Mile Stones & other exact Admensurations Rivers, Roman Stations with the Coast of France from Ostende to Brest and La Rochelle

      London:: John Andrews and J. Harris,. 1781.. Folded: 19.7 cm x 14.7 cm. Unfolded: 80 cm x 72 cm. 1 sheet, folded in 20 panels.. Linenbacked & hand-colored, housed in the original marbled paper slipcase, with printed paper title label to one side.. Map: some occasional fraying to linen at folds, with the odd seam. starting. Case: worn, albeit intact.. While many of Andrews' cartographic publications are listed on OCLC, this particular effort is absent.

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        Monody On Major Andre; By Miss Seward (author Of The Elegy On Capt. Cook) To Which Are Added Letters Addressed To Her By Major Andre In The Year 1769

      2nd edition. Second edition. Signed by the author on page 28. Bound in half burgundy leather with marbled boards and end papers by Riviere. Fine condition. Hard Cover. Book condition: Fine. Signed by author

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        Das Lob der Narrheit aus dem Lateinischen des Erasmus (von W. G. Becker). - Mit Kupfern von Chodowiecki.

      8°. 6 Bl., S. 13-238, 1 S. Nachricht für den Buchbinder. Mit einem gestochenen Porträt des Erasmus nach Holbein, einer Titelvignette und 6 gefalteten Tafeln mit 34 kleinen Darstellungen alle von D. Chodowiecki. Halblederband um 1920 mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und schwarzgeprägter Rückenverzierung auf 5 Bünden. Rümann 239. - Engelmann 369-374 und 377-378. - Erste Ausgabe mit den Kupfern Chodowieckis. - Eine seiner "besonders sensiblen" (Lanckoronska - Oehler II, 114) Arbeiten. - Vollkommen unbeschnittenes und ungeöffnetes Exemplar (Blattgrösse 12,5 x 19 cm).auf festem Büttenpapier, wie vom Drucker!. Einband an den Kanten leicht berieben. [3 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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

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

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        Scriptores Rei Rusticae Veteres Latini: Cato, Varro, Columella, Palladius. Quibus nunc accedit Vegetius de Mulo-Medicina et Gargilii Martialis Fragmentum. // 1.: M.Porcii Catonis de Re Rustica. Curante Jo. Matthia Gesnero. Mannhemii (Mannheim), Cura&Sumptibus, 1781. 1 Bl. mit "Gesamttitel"; 1 Bl. mit Tbl., S. 1-105,1; Seite 106-324 mit: M.Terentii Varronis: De Re Rustica. (Libri III). Curante Jo. Matthia Gesnero. Mannhemii (Mannheim), Cura&Sumptibus, 1781. // 2.: Palladii Rutil. Tauri Aemiliani - De Re Rustica. (Libri XIV). Curante Jo. Matthia Gesnero. Mannhemii (Mannheim), Cura&Sumptibus, 1781. // 3.: Vegetii Renati - Artis Veterinariae sive Mulomedicinae. Libri Quatuor. Curante Jo. Matthia Gesnero. Mannhemii (Mannheim), Cura&Sumptibus, 1781. Seite 1-305. // Seite 305-310: "Curae Boum Ex Corpore Gargilii Martialis". //+ weiter angebungen:// Seite 311 - 370: Ausoni Popmae de Instrumento Fundi.

      Schöner zeitgenössischer Halbledereinband mit Goldrückenprägung. Kl.8vo. Gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar.

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

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

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        Afhandling om blåsröret, samt dess bruk och nytta wid kroppars undersökning, i synnerhet de mineraliske: öfwersatt ifrån latinska språket, med herr författarens tilläggningar.

      Sthlm, P. A. Brodin, 1781. 8:o. 76 s. & 1 utvikbar grav. plansch. Häftad i samtida gråpappomslag. Ryggen ngt blekt. Oskuren inlaga. Ett par revor och ett hål med mindre textförlust överst på titelbladet. Sporadiska fuktfläckar i övre marginalen och svaga lagerfläckar på en del håll.. Moström Torbern Bergman A bibliography of his works 174. Översatt av P. J. Hjelm och utgiven på dennes bekostnad. Med ett förord av författaren om denna översättnings tillkomst. Arbetet utkom på latin i Wien 1779 under titeln "Commentatio de tubo ferruminatorio". Den infördes något reviderad i andra delen av författarens "Opuscula physica et chemica" 1780 efter vilken denna översättning är utförd

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        The Journey to Snowdon

      Henry Hughes,London, 1781. Pp. ii, [i], 487, [8] . 26 plates. Modern half-leather, red label with gilt lettering on spine. Brown marbled boards. Interior is largely clean and bright. Also issued as A Tour in Wales Vol. II. Thomas Pennant (1726-98) was a renowned naturalist and antiquary from Flintshire. This work is widely seen as the best account of North Wales as it appeared to visitors in the late 18th Century. This volume is the second part of Pennant's Tours and mainly covers North-West Wales. Rare.

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        Bibliotheque Orientale, ou dictionnaire universel, contenant tout ce qui connoitre les peuples de l'Orient; leurs histoires & traditions, tant fabuleuses que veritables; leurs religions & leurs sectes; leurs governemens, loix, politique, moeurs, coutumes; & les revolutions de leurs empires, etc. Nouvelle edition, reduite & augmente par M.D. [i.e. M. Desessarts].

      Paris: Chez Moutard..., 1781 - 1783.. 6 vols., 8vo, half-title to each vol., full cont. continental calf, spines gilt in compartments, green leather title and numbering labels, couple of minor flaws to free end-papers in a couple of volumes, minor scrapes to some covers, minor rubbing at top and base of a couple of spines, overall a very good and attractive crisp set.

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        Collections for the History of Worcestershire: 1st Ed.: Vol. 1 (of 2) & Supplement;

      London, printed by John Nichols, sold by T. Payne & Son, 1781 & 1799 (Supplement).. HARDBACKS, Vol. 1 - red full calf with gilt-embossed rules on covers and spine, gilt lettering on spine, gilt-embossed ornamental rules to inside margins of covers, marbled end-papers, frontispiece - large folding map, illustrated title-page, pages: xcii, 610, all edges gilt, original printed wrappers, pages: 300-316, plates 48 - including 13 of the domesday. Supplement in matching half-red calf with marbled boards, gilt embossed rules and lettering on spine, pages: 103, illus. 1, 268mm x 440mm (10.5" x 35.25"), hinges and corners a little rubbed, head and tail of supplement bumped and rubbed, some rubbing of the boards of Supplement, one page of supplement missing part of a corner (approx. 35mm x 111mm) not affecting text, a little off-setting of plates, otherwise a very fine, clean and bright pair. 7.3Kg. This is a heavy item and will incur additional postage.

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

      Printed and Sold by J. Jackson for the Author. Lichfield:: Printed and Sold by J. Jackson, for the Author.. 1781.. 4to: ¹1 A3 [A4 = ¹1?] B - G4. 10-1/2" x 8-1/4". The Second Edition (NCBEL II, 682; Sabin 79478). SIGNED by the Author on p. 28. [2], vi, 47, [1] pp.. Later tan half-calf with marbled paper boards. Gilt title lettering to spine.. A VG+ copy, showing minor extremity wear & evidence of some. inconsequential worming @ base of spine.. Seward was a prominent woman of letters in her day, having, for example, the admiration of Wordsworth & Scott, and whose disapproval of Dr. Johnson is as well chronicled as her support of young writers of the era is, perhaps, under appreciated. This title, her second published, by the 'Swan of Lichfield' [as this poet is known] is a tribute to the suitor of her friend, Honoria Sneyd [stepmother to Maria Edgeworth]; said suitor having been executed, as a courier of information from Benedict Arnold to General Clinton, during the Revolutionary War by the Americans. The work's publication reportedly "brought her an apology from General Washington." Cf. Shattock. BRITISH WOMEN WRITERS, pp. 384-85. Uncommon title; last at auction in 1996.

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        British Harmony Being a Collection of Antient Welsh Airs

      Ruabon & London: Author, 1781 British Harmony Being a Collection of Antient Welsh Airs The traditional remains of those originally sung by the Bards of Wales carefully compiled and now first published with some additional variations by John Parry inscribed with all due esteem and..... Printed and sold by John Parry, Ruabon, Denbighshire & P Hodgson at his Music-shop, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London. The original paper cover/title page have been cleaned & re-bound/laid on top of brown buckram, hard cover with the title in gold to the spine. New end-papers and repairs to page 5. Overcasting into sections and re-sewing on four tapes all by Delrue. c 1781, (3), 38 leaves music scores, such titles as, Dynwared yr Eos, Sir Harry Ddu, Difyrwch Arglwyddes Owen's, Nos Calan etc. Some of the papers edges have worn away and there is some darkening to the inks, neither of which detract from this copy). John Parry-1710-1782. COPAC & (OCLC 435433302), TE Roberts/Eminent Welshmen p399. Uncommon in any condition.

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        Elementa artis obstetriciae.. Dedica all'Illustrissimo, Magnifico ac Celeberrimo Domino Domino Antonio Lib. Baroni De Storck, Domino in Jetelsee Augustissimo Imperatori a Consilius Aulicis..

      Vienna, Rudolphum Graeffer, 1781. Prima edizione latina. In 8vo, front. con vignetta incisa (tre puttini alati con gli strumenti dell'arte ostetricia in mano), seguono 2 pagine di Dedica e due di Prefatio non numerate, pp. 216, 8 di Index e di Errata non numerate 4 cc. n. n. (Index), front. con vign. + due tavv. in rame in b/n rip. in fine con varie figure di strumenti ginecologici, leg. orig. in t. pergamena rigida con titolo in oro su tassello al dorso, tagli leggermente spruzzati. Raro. Esemplare con un paio di macchie di umido alla legatura, minimi aloncini marginali alle primissime carte e cenni di leggero ingiallimento ad alcune di esse. Nell'insieme in buono stato di conservazione.

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        The Dutch Islands of St Eustatia, Saba and St Martins;

      London, 1781. Hand coloured engraved map, margins close as usual with right hand margin repaired. 8.5 x 11" One of the few early maps to clearly show Anguilla, St Barts and St Martin.

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        Ausführliche Beschreibung der Stadt Rom.

      Altona, J.D.A. Eckhardt, 1781. 4to. Cont. blue boards. Back worn. (14),356,(16) pp. and 15 folded engraved plates of which 3 are maps. Printed on good paper

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        ISTORIA DEL GRANDUCATO DI TOSCANA SOTTO IL GOVERNO DELLA CASA MEDICI.

      In-8 gr. (mm. 267x197), 5 voll., mz. pelle coeva con ang., filetti e tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. (6),lV,398; (4),480; (4),514; (4),411; (4),370; ben illustrati da: 8 tavv. inc. in rame, ciasc. con un medaglione dei Granduchi (recto e verso) + 5 grandi tavv. ripieg., delle quali 4 per l'albero genealogico e 1 per gli stemmi di Casa Medici. Storia del regno della famiglia Medici, da Cosimo I (1537) a Giovan Gastone (1737), preceduta da un quadro delle vicende della Toscana e soprattutto di Firenze, prima dell'ascesa dei Medici. L'opera e' dedicata al Granduca di Toscana Pietro Leopoldo che l'aveva commissionata. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Lozzi,II,5464 - Gamba,2592: ?Riputata istoria? - Moreni,I,409 - Brunet,II,1469 che cita le varie ediz. e la traduz. in francese di questa "ouvrage intéressant". Con solo qualche lieviss. fiorit. interc. nel t.; la p. 291 (di indice nel vol. V) con alone e picc. manc. margin., altrim. esempl. su carta distinta, ben conservato.

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        The London Medical Journal. By a Society of Physicians. Vol. I [and] Vol. II.

      London: Printed for the Authors by W. Richardson, 1781-82.. Two volumes bound in one. 8vo. iv, 444, (8, Index); iv, 426, (6, Index) pp. Recently rebacked in period style half calf over original marbled boards and preserving original corners, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered red label. Some wear to boards with occasional small losses to marbled paper, a few light marks, in very good condition overall. A collection of learned essays, reviews and theorising on all manner of diseases and complaints, from aneurysms, corns and epilepsy to improvements in surgery, tumours and the effects of sea water by many of the leading Doctors in Europe. According to ESTC the periodical was issued quarterly between 1781 and 1790. Evidently scarce, with none traced in auction records and with ESTC only recording one run of issues in the UK (BL) plus two in North America.

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        Opere... giusta le correzioni e aggiunte dell'autore nell'edizione di parigi del 1780. venezia, presso antonio zatta, 1781-83.

      Sedici volumi di cm. 17, pp. oltre 5000 complessive. Venezia, Zatta, 1781-83. Frontespizio inciso a ciascun volume con vignetta centrale, ritratto dell'autore all'antiporta del primo volume e moltissime incisioni in rame fuori testo, poste all'inizio di ciascun atto ed altrettante testate ad un terzo di pagina. Il tutto finemente inciso in rame. Bella legatura coeva in cartonato ricoperto di carta veneziana colorata e con etichette a stampa ai dorsi. Ogni volume è preservato in una scatola in cartoncino marmorizzato rigido (1900 ca.) con l'indicazione del tomo ed il titolo al dorso. Esemplare marginoso, genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Particolarmente nitida e vivace la parte incisa. Edizione stimata e fra le più complete della vasta produzione bibliografica di Metastasio. L'ampio apparato iconografico è opera di Zuliani, Damiotti, Dall'Acqua e Coratti. Cfr. Lapiccirella (n. 190): ""...eccezionale edizione artistica...""; Morazzoni p. 243.

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        Ausführliche Beschreibung der Stadt Rom.

      Altona, 1781. 4to. Cont.hcalf. Richly gilt back. (12), 28, 354, (14) pp. and 15 fold.engr.plates (among these 3 maps). Printed on good paper. Previously owned by "Chr.Molbech,Sorae 1802" (in his own hand).. A beautiful copy of the first edition of this charming work on the city of Rome.Georg Christian Adler (1734-1804) was a German theologian, whose main subject outside of the Church was that of ancient Rome. In 1775 he published Maternus von Cilano's work on ancient Rome, and in 1781 he published his own main work, "Ausführliche Beschreibung der Stadt Rom". This copy has belonged to one oft he most famous Danish literary histoorians, Christian Molbech, and bears his name, the year 1802 and "Soroe" (the year and city from which he graduated from high school, namely the renowned and famous "Sorø Akademi") in his own hand on front free end-paper. He became professor in history of art and director oft he Danish Royal Theatre. In 1839 he founded the Danish Historical Society and became the first editor of "Historisk Tidsskrift" ("Historical Magazine"), which is now one of the worlds oldest scientific historical magazines. His influence on Danish culture has been immense

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        Document handwritten and signed by General James Murray (1719-1794)

      Manuscript Fort St. Philips [Minorca]: Manuscript, 1781. One page warrant receipt signed by General James Murray and written in his hand, Governor of Minorca; dated December 10, 1781 reimbursement of half year contingencies fund. Measures 7-1/4" (width) x 8.75" (height). Docketing (old file reference writing) on reverse. Portion of lengthy watermark along edge of page. British General; joined the army in 1740, serving in the West Indies and Europe; went to Canada as an army officer in 1757, prominent at the siege of Louisburg (1758) and in crucial battle on the Plains of Abraham; Given command of Quebec and withstood the efforts of the French; made military governor of Quebec; after the Treaty of Paris (1763) became (1764) the first civil governor of Canada (called the Province of Quebec); His efforts to protect the French Canadians prepared the way for the Quebec Act (1774). English history.. Signed. First edition. Unbound. Very good condition.

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        Enumeratio insectorum Austriae indigenorum.

      Augustae Vindelicorum, Vidua Erberhardi Klett, 1781. (24) + 548 + (4) p. With 4 engraved plates. Leather binding. Stamped with owner´s name

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        History of Quadrupeds. BOUND With Genera of British Birds. (3 Vols bound as 2, complete)

      Fleet Street, London: B White, 1781 Tall 8vo, VG, 71 B&W plates, 2nd eds. In contemporary full brown calf, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, some marks. Spines, have been relaid, but retaining most of the old, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to green and red leather labels. Internally, board edges in gilt, some offsetting, Armorial bookplates of John Harrison to fpds, engraved titlepages. Vol 1, (xxiv), [1], 284 pp, 33 B&W plates (including the eng tp), 1 illustration within text. Vol 2, [2], 285-566 pp, [14] index, 22 plates, 1 illustration within text. First published in 1771 as -Synopsis of Quadrupeds- . BOUND WITH Genera of Birds, London B White, 1781, 2nd ed (1st was published in 1773), engraved title page with vignette, [6], [1], (ii-xxv), [1] explanation, [1], 2-68 pp, [2], 16 plates.Some light light waterstaining and browning, not detracting. A very desirable set. (ESTC T113535 & T862. Brunet 489. Allibone 1553)Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer, who for one modern scholar should be considered ‘the leading British zoologist after Ray and before Darwin’ (Beer, vi). See ODNB

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        Les Essais de Michel, Seigneur de Montaigne

      Amsterdam - Aux Depens de la Compagnie, 1781 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A good copy in the original binding of this well regarded edition of the famous essays. A complete three volume collection of 'Les Essais de Michel, Seigneur de Montaigne'. Written by Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (February 1533 September 1592), one of the most influential writers of the French Renaissance, known for popularising the essay as a literary genre and is popularly thought of as the father of Modern Skepticism. He became famous for his effortless ability to merge serious intellectual speculation with casual anecdotes and autobiographyand his massive volume Essais contains, to this day, some of the most widely influential essays ever written. Montaigne was the first to use the term essay to refer to a short discussion of a topic in prose. In Renaissance France, an essai indicated a trial or an attempt; the verb essayer meant apprendre, connatre par exprience, prouver (to learn, to learn from experience, to try out or undergo). Montaigne covers a wide range of topics, each of which is illustrated with anecdotes, proverbs, sayings and quotations from classical authors in his library. His essays interweave the philosophical and the personal, and each in some way conveys Montaignes own experience, often reflecting his desire to know and express the constantly changing self. (University of Viginia)Includes a frontispiece to Volume I. Complete in three Volumes. Nouvelle Edition. In French. Condition: In gilt full calf bindings. Externally,wornwithsome loss to the top and tail of the spines and the corners of the boards. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean with some spotting to the first and last pages and the odd spot within. An ink inscription has been left to the title page of Volume I. Overall Condition: GOOD..

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        [Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe & Erotisme] Les bijoux indiscrets

      Au Monomotopa: S.n., 1781. relié. 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 18 (7x12,5cm). Nouvelle édition, après l'originale illustrée parue en 1748. Un des titres les plus recherchés de la collection Cazin. Illustrée d'un frontispice et de 6 figures non signées. Plein veau blond marbré. Reliure d'éditeur. Dos lisse orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin vert. Triple filet d'encadrement. Roulette intérieure. Tranches dorées. Page de titre du tome 1 brunie, et certains feuillets jaunis ; des feuillets jaunis également dans le tome 2. Charmant exemplaire. Le sultan Mangogul du Congo reçoit du génie Cucufa un anneau magique qui possède le pouvoir de faire parler les parties génitales ("bijoux") des femmes... Ce roman licencieux fut désavoué par Diderot comme une erreur de jeunesse, il brille pourtant par sa liberté et sa légèreté, et est sans doute l'un des meilleurs du genre avec les récits de Crébillon fils qui s'en était fait une spécialité. - S.n., Au Monomotopa _S.d. [1781?], 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 18 (7x12,5cm), (8) 220pp. et (4) 248pp., 2 volumes reliés. - Beaux illustrés du XVIIIe & Erotisme 2 volumes reliés

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        Sammelband mit 4 Werken und 1 angebundenen Titel in 1 Bd. Berlin, Weber, 1781. Kl.-8°. Pp. d. Zt. mit Bibl.-RSch. (etw. bestoßen und berieben).

      1. Ueber den märkischen Dialekt. In Briefen. 24 S.- Handschriftlicher Vermerk und Stempel auf Titel. 2. Anhang zu den Briefen vom Unterschiede des Akkusativ's und Dativ's ... 24 S. 3. Vom Unterschiede des Akkusativ's und Dativ's oder des mich und mir, sie und ihnen, u.s.w. für solche, die keine gelehrte Sprachkenntniß besitzen. 52 S. 4. Werk ohne Titel, ev. von M.C.P. Moritz. S. 17-96. 5. Meister, J.C.F. Über die Pollicitationen und Gelübde... Berlin u. Stralsund, Lange, 1781. XVI, 164 S.

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        Histoire des insectes nuisibles à l'homme, aux bestiaux, à l'agriculture et au jardinage. [Ensemble] Méthodes sures et faciles pour détruire les animaux nuisibles à l'homme [...] tels que les loups, les ours, les sangliers, les renards

      A Paris: Chez Laporte, 1781. relié. 2 ouvrage en un Vol. in 12 (10x17cm). Edition originale pour le premier ouvrage, et troisième édition pour le second. Demi Basane tabac d'époque. Dos lisse orné de roulettes. Pièces de titres en maroquin noir. Plat de papier tabac. Frottements sur les bordures te sur les plats. Assez bon exemplaire, bien frais. Les deux ouvrages sont construits de la même manière et divisés en autant de chapitres que d'animaux ou insectes étudiés. Après une description naturelle puis éthologique de chaque espèce, l'auteur recense les maux occasionnés par l'animal et les moyens de s'en débarrasser. Les remèdes sont également puisés dans l'histoire et les Anciens. L'auteur relate également les expériences qui ont été faites sur certains animaux. L'ensemble est toujours intéressant et aisée à la lecture. - Chez Laporte, A Paris _1781, 2 ouvrage en un Vol. in 12 (10x17cm), 342pp. (2) ; 395pp; (1), relié. - relié

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        La Besenval

      Paris: Chez l'auteur., 1781. XII. Copper engraving. Original colour. Presented in a handmade cream frame with gold leaf edging. Fine condition. Size: 205 × 330 mm. Mounted: 375 × 495 mm. This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Collection Coloriée des plus belles variétés de Tulipes' in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work Collection des Fleurs de la Chine & de l'Europe, & de tout l'Ouvrage. Buchoz or Buc'hoz (1731-1807) was born in Metz. At the age of 28, he was appointed physician to the King of Poland, but left his post to pursue his interest in botany.

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