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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. Trevligt mörkbrunt stänkdekorerat pappbd med benvit titeletikett (Johanna Röjgård). Gamla rödstänkta snitt. Bra inlaga med några enstaka småfläckar, bl.a. på titelbladet. Genomgående ngt snävt skuren i nedre marginalen.. 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

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Baldwin's Scientific Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop, ABA, ILAB]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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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        A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales

      London: E Easton, 1781 Made in the Months of June and July 1774 and in the Months of June, July and August 1777. In full calf, a few marks, edges and corners bumped and worn slightly. New spine, in keeping with the contemporary covers, raised bands, gilt tooling, title in gilt to red leather label. Internally, ink name to fpd (M Cholmeley, probably Sir Montague Cholmeley 1772-1831), half title and frontis present, some light offsetting, title page has ink note at base ref author, tp, verso has ink name (M Cholmeley Easton 1793), ([4], (xii), 214 pp, 16 pl, (of 16), [1], (errata), red speckled text block edges, plates dated either 1780 or 1781 and are very atmospheric. A lovely copy. (COPAC. WorldCat)Wyndham, topographer, who in 1774 visited Wales, and in the following year he published anonymously A Gentleman's Tour through Monmouthshire, and Wales. He revisited the area in 1777, and in 1781 published his Tour through Monmouthshire and Wales, declaring his authorship of the work. He was accompanied on his journey of 1777 by the Swiss watercolourist Samuel Hieronymus Grimm, whose works illustrated the account. See ODNB for a full Bio & Wiki

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        The Triumphs of Temper : a Poem: in Six Cantos / by William Hayley, Esq

      London : Printed For J. Dodsley, In Pall-Mall, 1781. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : [3], vi-xii, 164 p. ; 27 cm. Subject: Poetry - Miscellaneous. English poetry - 18th century - Early works to 1800. Genre; Press figures - England - 1781. Hayley's most successful poem, running to fourteen editions. Ridiculed by Byron in "English bards and Scotch reviewers. " Reference: ESTC t090107. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a contrasting morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy; of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1781-89. . Six volumes, volume I fourth edition, volumes II and III “new” (but also fourth) editions and volumes IV-VI first editions, 4to. Portrait frontispiece in volume I plus 3 maps, 2 of which are folding, marbled endpapers, bookplates removed from paste downs. Contemporary speckled calf, double gilt rules, gilt spines with red and black labels, much of the gilt rubbed away, some recent restoration of spine ends and joints with one label replaced to style, a very good set. “This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works... Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day...” (Printing and the Mind of Man 222).

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        THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS,: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES

      Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Aitken, 1781-1782.. Two parts bound in one volume. [1452]pp. Unpaginated, the Old Testament collates [pi],A-ZZ in twelves, Aaa5. The New Testament collates A-Dd in sixes (including a W signature). Complete with the title-leaves to both the Old and New Testaments, along with the certification leaf from Congress. 12mo. Original calf, skillfully rebacked with original spine laid down, corner tips repaired. Minor foxing and staining, skillful repairs to a few leaves, leaves A 3-4 of the New Testament with slight loss to the fore edge of the leaves, affecting a few letters of text. Final leaf of text and rear flyleaf reinforced with Japan tissue. Overall a quite good copy of this fragile book, seldom found in original binding and with contemporary provenance. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. The Aitken Bible is one of the most celebrated American Bibles, being the first complete English Bible printed in America. During the colonial era, the monopoly on printing English Bibles belonged to the Royal Printer, and the colonies were supplied entirely with Bibles printed in England. The first Bible printed in the British colonies in America was the famous Eliot Indian Bible, in Algonquin, issued in Cambridge in 1661- 63 and reprinted in 1680-85. The 18th-century saw the printing of Bibles in German. With the American Revolution, the British monopoly on English- language Bibles naturally ended, and the embargo on goods from England acted to create a shortage. Aitken, a Philadelphia printer, undertook the task, producing the New Testament in 1781 and the Old Testament in 1782. On completion, he petitioned the Continental Congress for their endorsement and received it in September 1782. Because of this official endorsement and the reasons behind its production, the Aitken Bible is often referred to as "The Bible of the Revolution." A major rarity in American Bibles and American printing, this book has become very difficult to find in any condition. The present example, despite minor faults, is a very good copy of a work usually found in poor condition, in an attractive contemporary American binding. This copy of the Aitken Bible is also interesting for its evidence of contemporary ownership, with the signature "William Mahany His Book July 7th 1788" on the front flyleaf and the further annotation "William Mahany his book the 1st day of the 6th mo. Anno Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Nine 1789" on the second blank flyleaf. The last two leaves contain biographical information noting the death of his wife and daughter in 1812. Mahany, a Quaker, lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania. DARLOW & MOULE 928. SABIN 5165. EVANS 17101, 17473. HILDEBURN 4126, 4184. NAIP w004490. HILLS 11. O'CALLAHAN, p.31.

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        DIARIO DE LAS OPERACIONES DE LA EXPEDICION CONTRA LA PLAZA DE PANZACOLA CONCLUIDA POR LAS ARMAS DE S.M. CATOLICA, BAXO LAS ORDENES DEL MARISCAL DE CAMPO D. BERNARDO DE GALVEZ [caption title]

      [Madrid. 1781].. 48pp. Dbd. Faint spotting on the first leaf, else clean and bright. Very good. In a handsome cloth clamshell box, morocco label. An important document of the American Revolution in the South, with important ramifications for the history of Florida. In 1779, Spain joined France in aiding the Americans against the British in the Revolution; however, Spanish goals were mainly self-serving, and she particularly wished to regain Florida, lost to Britain in the Peace of 1763 which concluded the French and Indian War. With this in mind, the energetic Viceroy Bernardo de Galvez organized an expedition from Havana against the British base at Pensacola, the capital of the Province of West Florida (including the present Florida panhandle, southern Alabama and Mississippi, and Louisiana as far as the Mississippi River). The expedition set out in November 1780, but was scattered by storms and was launched again in February 1781. The Spanish secured Baton Rouge, Natchez, and Mobile before turning on Pensacola. Despite difficulty in coordination (the Spanish admiral was not under Galvez' direct command and at first refused to run the bar at Pensacola under the British guns), Galvez was able to land his forces and effect a siege, resulting in British capitulation on May 9, 1781. The loss was a major setback to the British in the South and insured that the Floridas were returned to the Spanish in the Peace of 1783. Spanish control of the Floridas was a thorn in the side of the United States until they were sold to the U.S. under the conditions of the Adams-Onìs Treaty of 1819. This account is Galvez' detailed report of the entire expedition, with the last part dated at Pensacola on May 12, 1781. Also included is the treaty of capitulation and a schedule of troops involved. Medina believed that this pamphlet was published first in Havana and later in Madrid. We recently compared two copies which we believe confirms this. While the same in pagination, and indeed with the same text per page, the line settings within each page vary considerably. One is crudely printed and looks like Spanish colonial printing; and the other, with a different type face, is much more elegantly printed. The present copy matches the latter description, which we believe to be the Madrid printing. The easy way to tell the two apart is the first (of many) different paragraph settings: on page three, the first paragraph at the top has five lines in the Havana edition and only four in the Madrid edition. Accompanied by a copy of Jose Porrua Turanzas' (editor) DIARIO DE LAS OPERACIONES CONTRA LA PLAZA DE PANZACOLA 1781... (Madrid, 1959). SABIN 26475. PALAU 96980. MEDINA (HAVANA) 68 (ref). STREETER SALE 1191. HOWES P59.

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        Gemmarum Antiquarum Delectus; ex Præstantioribus Desumptus quæ in Dactyliothecis Ducis Marlburiensis Conservantur

      London, 1781. First Edition. Softcover. Good Condition. Illustrator: G.B. Cipriani. Folio (17 1/4" x 11 1/2") Volume 1 only of two with 50 gems, lacking the frontis and title page, remains of original wraps on spine and rear, front wrap lacking. Browning and discoloration to first and last pages, browning to edges, occasional light foxing, one plate detached with wear at edges, a few loose, last few text pages detached and worn. Plate images generally clean and bright. Descriptive pages in Latin and French with the gem plate in between.& & From the original edition of 100 copies, privately published. Marlborough deposited the original gems in the Bank of England. The original edition is quite rare.& & The engravings are by Bartollozzi after Cipriani.& & Huth 909 (Many copies have been put in circulation in late years with very inferior impressions of the plates"), Brunet 1528, Martin 85 Size: Folio. Text is clean and unmarked. Illustrator: G.B. Cipriani. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Art & Design; History. Inventory No: 041093. .

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        Oeuvres de Rousseau

      1781. In a Contemporary Morocco Binding by DerômeROUSSEAU, [Jean Baptiste]. Œuvres de Rousseau. Nouvelle édition. London: 1781.Two twelvemo volumes (4 5/8 x 2 13/16 inches; 118 x 72 mm.). [4], 252; [4], 276 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Delvaux in Volume I.Contemporary full red morocco by Derôme. Covers with gilt triple fillet border, smooth spines decoratively tooled in gilt in panels with two olive green morocco gilt lettering labels, board edges with single gilt fillet, turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, bright blue endpapers. The absolute bare minimum of rubbing to extremities. A wonderful copy.Volume I contains “Odes sacrées,” “Odes, Liv. II-IV,” and “Cantates allégoriques.” Volume II contains “Epitres, Liv. I-II,” “Allégories, Liv. I-II,” “Epigrammes, Liv. I-IV,” and “Poésies diverses.”"Jean-Baptiste Rousseau (April 6, 1671- March 17, 1741), was a French poet. He was born in Paris, the son of a shoemaker, and was well educated. As a young man, he gained favour with Boileau, who encouraged him to write. Rousseau began with the theatre, for which he had no aptitude. A one-act comedy, Le Café, failed in 1694, and he was not much happier with a more ambitious play, Le Flatteur (1696), or with the opera Venus et Adonis (1697). In 1700 he tried another comedy, Le Capricieux, which had the same fate. He then went with Tallard as an attaché to London, and, in days when literature still led to high position, seemed likely to achieve success."His misfortunes began with a club squabble at the Café Laurent, which was much frequented by literary men, and where he indulged in lampoons on his companions. A shower of libellous and sometimes obscene verses was written by or attributed to him, and at last he was turned out of the café. At the same time his poems, as yet printed only singly or in manuscript, acquired him a great reputation, due to the dearth of genuine lyrical poetry between Jean Racine and André de Chénier. In 1701 he was made a member of the Académie des inscriptions; he was offered, though he had not accepted, profitable places in the revenue department; he had become a favourite of the libertine but influential côterie of the Temple; and in 1710 he presented himself as a candidate for the Académie française."Verses more offensive than ever were handed round, and gossip maintained that Rousseau was their author. Legal proceedings of various kinds followed, and Rousseau ascribed the lampoon to Joseph Saunin. In 1712 Rousseau was prosecuted for defamation of character, and, on his non-appearance in court, was condemned to perpetual exile. He spent the rest of his life in foreign countries except for a clandestine visit to Paris in 1738; he refused to accept the permission to return which was offered him in 1716 because it was not accompanied by complete rehabilitation."Prince Eugène and then other persons of distinction took him under their protection during his exile, and at Soleure he printed the first edition of his poetical works. He met Voltaire in Brussels in 1722. Voltaire's Le Pour et le contre is said to have shocked Rousseau, who expressed his sentiments freely. At any rate the latter had thenceforward no fiercer enemy than Voltaire. His death elicited from Jean-Jacques Lefranc, marquis de Pompignan an ode that was perhaps better than anything of Rousseau's own work. That work may be roughly divided into two sections. One consists of formal and partly sacred odes and cantatas of the stiffest character, of which perhaps the Ode a la fortune is the most famous; the other of brief epigrams, sometimes licentious and always, or almost always, ill-natured"(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Rousseau).

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        Biblioteca Española [Two Volumes]

      Madrid: En la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1781-1786. First edition. 18th-century mottled sheep decorated in gilt with morocco lettering pieces, edges stained red. Sizes not uniform; some dampstaining, mainly to the edges of the first and last two dozen leaves in volume 1 and the top edge in volume 2, minor worming in blank margins, 19th-century institutional stamp on first text page in each volume; unidentified branded ownership mark on top edges, otherwise leaves quite bright. Folio. Tomo 1. La noticia de los escritores rabinos españoles desde la epoca conocida de su literatura hasta el presente; Tomo 2. La noticia de los escritores gentiles españoles, y la de los christianos hasta fines del siglo XIII de la iglesia. An important work by Rodriguez de Castro (1739-1799) which contains much material usually not found elsewhere. Volume 1 covers Iberian Rabbinic authors writing in Spanish, Hebrew, or any other language from the 11th to 17th centuries. Volume 2 covers Spanish writers, Christian and pagan, writing in Latin or in Spanish through the 13th century. "Aunque esta orb quedo sin terminar lo publicado es interesante por extractos de codicies y por las muestras ineditas de obras de Astronomos, Cabalistas, Comentadores y Expositores, Filosofos, Gramaticos, Historiadores, Juristas, Matematicos, Medicos, Poetas, predicadores, Retoricos, Talmudistas, Teologos y traductores de judios espanoles," (Palau, Manual del librero hispano-americano, XVII, p.256). Material for an extensive supplement was collected by the author but never published. ABPC shows only two copies at auction in the last 30 years. Palau 273764. Foulche Barrau 306. Ticknor p.306. Brunet I: pp.1637-38. Biblioteca de Salvá II: 2491. Heredia 8091. Kayserling: Biblioteca española-portugueza-judaica: Dictionnaire bibliographique (1890) p. 36. Cowley p. 135.

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        Traité de la Construction des Vaisseaux, avec des Eclaircissemens & Démonstrations touchant l'Ouvrage intitulee: Architectura Navalis mercatoria, &c

      Brest: Chez R. Mallassis, Impremeur ordinaire du Roi & de la Marine. A Paris, Chez Durand, nevey, Libraire, rue Galande. Jombert, heune, Libraire, rue Dauphine, 1781. First edition in French of the 1768 original Swedish first edition. Covers with minimal wear, some browning to preliminary and terminal leaves, else fine. Quarto. Illustrated with 20 folding plates rebacked to style, full contemporary tree calf, spine with red gilt lettered morocco label and gilt decorated compartments One of the most important books of the eighteenth century on ship designs. af Chapman introduced new mathematical methods of determining the center of gravity for proposed designs. He also had worked out a system of isometric views of design proposals to assist in the accurate transfer of measurements. Other chapters are devoted to calculating the ship's way through the water, i.e. resistance to contours, and appointments and methods of construction. & & An earlier French edition had been issued in 1779 which only had 11 of the plates. The French edition criticizes Chapman's treatise to which Chapman replied in a later edition. It should be noted that Clairbois (the translator) took many of the illustrations for his own book Encyclopedie Methodique published in 1783.& & Frederik Henrik af Chapman, universally acknowledged as the father of naval architecture, was born in 1721 in Göteborg (Gothenburg) on the Swedish west coast, and died in 1808 in Karlskrona on the east coast, the son of a British Naval officer who had joined the Royal Swedish Navy in 1716, and an English mother, Susanna Colson, the daughter of a London shipwright. His studies of mathematics and physics began in Sweden and were completed in England; he also spent long periods in France, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and England studying naval architecture before eventually settling in Sweden where he devoted himself to naval architecture and ship building. In 1765 he took leave of absence from his work as chief naval architect for the Swedish Archipelago Fleet based at Sveaborg (off Helsinki) to devote himself for two years to Architectura navalis mercatoria. He devoted himself not only to the construction of ships but the re-bulding and re-organization of the whole system of ships building. In the short period of three years he accomplished the completion of twenty ships, ten ships of the line, and ten frigates. His system for building ships far surpassed all that existed and the majority of European naval powers adopted his system with all speed& & & [Polak 1605. Scott 377. Harris, F. H. af Chapman, p. 226].

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        VIAGGIO DA VENEZIA AL S. SEPOLCRO ED AL MONTE SINAI. Col disegno delle Citta', Castelli, Ville, Chiese, Monasterj, Isole, Porti, e Fiumi che fin la' si ritrovano.

      In-8 p. (mm. 201x124), cartoncino muto coevo, pp. 136, ben illustrato da decine di interessanti vignette xilografate nel t. che raffigurano vedute di città (Venezia, Pola, Zara, Corfù, Candia, Rodi, Gerusalemme), monumenti e alcune con animali. Nel vol. anche: "Una breve regola di quanto si deve osservare nel detto Viaggio; e quello che si paga da luogo a luogo, si' di Dazj, come d'altre cose. Aggiuntovi il modo di pigliare le Sante Indulgenze, ed a quali Chiese, Monasteri, ed altri luoghi siano concesse: di nuovo aggiuntavi una Tavola, che dinota quante miglia vi sono da luogo a luogo infino a Gerusalemme". Il Frate Noè Bianchi, dell'Ordine di S. Francesco, intraprese questo viaggio nel 1527. L'opera ebbe molto successo e numerose furono le ediz. fino al Settecento. Cfr. Brunet,I,847-48 - Olschki,IX,14320: "Les très intéressantes figures qui ornent en grand nombre le volume, sont empruntées des éditions du XVI siècle" - Fossati Bellani,I,118 e 119 - The British Library, p. 615. Prime 8 carte sapientemente restaur. per picc. manc. margin. (con trascrizione a mano di alcune lettere del t.), tracce d?uso ma un buon esemplare con barbe.

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        LA TENTATION DE S. ANTOINE. Ornée de figures et de musique.

      In-8 p. (mm. 217x137), 2 parti in 1 vol., p. marocch. ottocentesco, tit. oro al dorso, 1 c.nn. (occhietto), 10 cc.num. "Mancano" 8 pp. con il testo in musica. Segue "Le pot pourri de Loth": 1 c.nn. (occhietto), 10 cc.num. + 12 pagg. con il testo in musica, inc. in rame. Il vol. e' illustrato da complessive 16 belliss. tavv. f.t. e da 2 antiporte, disegnate da Borel e inc. in rame da Elluin. Le pagg. di testo, di colore azzurrino, sono inquadrate in doppio filetto con delicati finalini silografati. Cfr. Cohen, p. 948 - Rose (Register of Erotic Books),II,4481 che riporta l'ediz. del 1784. Fresco e bell?esemplare.

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        Compendio critico della storia veneta antica e moderna di v... f... venezia, a spese dell'autore, 1781.

      Cm. 17, pp. viii, 207 (1). Legatura coeva in carta dipinta. Ex libris antico. Bell'esemplare, genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Opera stilata dall'intellettuale di origine fiorenzuolane Vincenzo Formaleoni, pensatore, romanziere e storiografo piuttosto vivace e scomodo. Quest'ultimo visse a Venezia dove fu correttore di bozze per lo Zatta, poi aprì una stamperia che rimase in attività dal 1781 al 1789. Gli anni seguenti lo videro in esilio a Parigi dove conobbe la prigione. Edizione originale ed unica, molto rara soprattutto nel presente, impeccabile stato di conservazione.

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        Allgemeines Schwedisches Gelehrsamkeits-Archiv unter Gustafs des Dritten Regierung.

      Von verschiedenen Gelehrten in Schweden ausgearbeitet. I-VII. Leipzig, bey J. F. Junius respektive bey J. G. Feind, 1781-96. 8:o. (20),285,(7) + (6),242,(8) + (8),318,(13) + (6),278,(12) + (12),292,(16) + (8),255,(15) + (24),294,(82) s. Med 1 grav. vinjett på s. (3) i första delen. Träsnitt i texten på s. 289 i del V. Sju samtida stänkdekorerade pappbd med titeletiketter i glättad papp. Rödstänkta snitt. Titeletiketterna med små variationer i färg och utföranden. Ryggarna lätt solkiga, del V-VII ngt nötta. De inledande och avslutande bladen i del III-VII lagerfläckiga, i övrigt bara enstaka blad med lagerfläckar. Liten fuktfläck upptill i inre marginalen på s. 215-30 i del IV, svag fuktfläck i texten på s. 21-24 i del V. Med Abraham A:son Hülphers namnteckning och L. F. Rääfs exlibris i samtliga volymer. Fin svit.. Almquist 108. Bigmore & Wyman A bibliography of printing I, 448. Hesse 0106. Den graverade vinjetten i del I är ett porträtt av Gustav III. Illustrationen i del V föreställer "Mensura magnitudinis nummorum suecicorum". Den tyske prästen Christoph Wilhelm Lüdeke (1737-1805) utnämndes 1773 till pastor i tyska församlingen i Stockholm. Hans "Gelehrsamkeits-Archiv" behandlar i recensioner, innehållsliga resuméer och katalogiseringar inte obetydliga delar av den svenska litteraturen under perioden 1772-92. Del VII avslutas med ett register till hela verket. De viktigaste bidragsgivarna förutom utgivaren själv var J. C. Wilcke och C. Stridsberg. Arkivet attackerades hårt av upplysningens företrädare och Kellgren hörde till de ivrigaste belackarna. Dels orsakades detta av personligt agg mot Stridsberg, dels av en misstänksamhet mot den från Göttingen stammande tysk-ortodoxa tradition som Lüdeke företrädde. Handelsmannen i Västerås Abraham Abrahamsson Hülphers är en av de flitigaste och mest betydelsefulla topografiska författarna i svenskt 1700-tal. De delar av hans stora bibliotek som inte skänktes till Västerås stiftsbibliotek såldes på auktion 1805, ett årtal som sammanfaller med L. F. Rääfs studietid i Uppsala. Av Rääfs efterlämnade bibliotek att döma gjorde han stora förvärv vid detta tillfälle

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        Description des Alpes Pennines et Rhetiennes ; dédiée à S. M. trés-chretienne Louis XVI, Roi de France et de Navarre. Par (...)., Chantre de l'église cathedrale de Genève. Tome premier - tome second. I-II (i ett).

      Genève., Chez J. P. Bonnant, Imprimeur. 1781. 8vo. Praktfullt samtidig helskinnsbind med opphøyde ryggbånd, tittelfelter i rødt og mørkebrunt skinn, rik ryggforgylling, enkel gulldekor på deklene. xv- , 247, (1) ; (4), -xix, (1), 285, (1) s. Med et kobberstukket foldekart over den østlige delen av Sveits samt 8 kobberstukne plansjer. 8vo. Beautifully bound in contemporery full calf, raised bands, titles in red and brown leather, spine richly gilt, covers simly gilt. xv-, 247, (1) ; (4), -xix, (1), 285, (1) pp. With one engraved folding map of the eastern part of Switzerland and 8 engraved plates.. Ex libris. Bookplate

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        TROIL, UNO von.

      Lettres sur l'Islande. Traduites du suédois. Par m. Lindblom. Paris, de l'imprimerie de monsieur, 1781. 8:o. XLVIII,474,239-40,219-20,187-88 s. & 1 utvikbar tryckt tabell & 3 utvikbara grav. plr & 2 utvikbara grav. kartor. Samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, guldornerad rygg, brun titeletikett och stänkta snitt. Ryggen lackad, torr och ytligt sprucken. Bra inlaga som bara har några smärre skavanker, såsom några svaga lagerfläckar i övre marginalen på s. 143, en liten fuktfläck upptill mot övre snittet på s. 420-32 och ett litet hål som förorsakats av en rostfläck nederst i texten på s. 449. På slutet är 3 ersättningsblad medbundna som var tänkta att bindas in i stället för de ursprungliga. Med Joh. Henr. Schröders exlibris. Från Ericsberg.. Fiske Icelandic collection s. 609. Afzelius Svenska skrifter rörande Island s. 36. Moström Torbern Bergman A Bibliography of his Works 185. Resan företogs i sällskap med Banks och Solander. I ett avtryckt brev på s. 403-59 redogör Torbern Bergman för sina åsikter om de eldsprutande bergen, de heta källorna och basalten. På s. XLII-XLV är brev från von Troil till översättaren G. A. Lindblom avtryckta. De innehåller kommentarer till de tidigare engelska och tyska översättningarna. Johan Henrik Schröder (1791-1857) var universitetsbibliotekarie och professor i Uppsala samt en framstående boksamlare. Carl Jedvard Bonde förvärvade många skrifter på bokauktionen efter Schröder

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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

      John Andrews and J. Harris 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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        Dictionnaire de Musique, par J.

      J. Rousseau. 1-2. Geneve, 1781. 8vo. XX,+ 21-524; 367 pp. Slightly worn contemporary half calf, spines richly gilt with yellow and blue labels, head of spine of volume 1 with tear. Two volumes. Later edition. From the first or second edition of the "Ouvres completes". The first edition was published in 1768

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        Révolution de l'Amérique, par m.

      l'abbé Raynal. Sthlm, C. Stolpe, 1781. 8:o. XVI,171 s. Häftad i trasigt och lite fläckigt samtida gråpappomslag där främre omslag är nästan helt loss. Oskuren. Inlagan med enstaka fläckar. Ryggen med Bergshammars tryckta biblioteksetikett.. Åhlén Censur och tryckfrihet 17.287. Sabin A dictionary of books relating to America 68101 för originalet utgivet i London & Haag samma år. Denna upplaga blev enligt Lüdeke indragen på hög befallning. Under 1770-talet flammade en amerikaentusiasm upp runtom i Europa. Man såg i den nya staten ett exempel på att upplysningsidéerna var förverkligade. Den nordamerikanska republiken framstod som ett föregångs- och framtidsland. Det var mot denna bakgrund som "Révolution de l'Amérique" skrevs. Vilket uppseende denna skildring av de tidigare engelska kolonierna i Nordamerika väckte, och vilken betydelse, den måste haft som opinionsbildande faktor, framgår av de bibliografiska uppgifterna om verket. Under 1781 utkom i England inte mindre än fem upplagor av de femton sista kapitlen av fjärde boken och dessutom en engelsk översättning (jfr Feugère "Bibliographie critique de l'abbé Raynal"). Betecknande för det intresse, som Raynal och den amerikanska revolutionen framkallat i Sverige, är att en Stockholmsförläggare kunde anse det lönande att ge ut ett liknande upplaga på franska, närmast efter den engelska förebilden. Denna upplaga har dock undgått Feugères uppmärksamhet. 1816 utkom hos H. A. Nordström en svensk översättning, "Amerikas revolution"

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        Ein paar Tröpflein aus dem Brunnen der Wahrheit. Ausgegossen vor dem neuen Thaumaturgen Caljostros.

      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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        Chronologen. Ein periodisches Werk.

      Bde. 1/2, 7/8, 9/10 und 11 (von 12) in 4 Bänden. Pappbde. d. Zt., Bd. 11 abweichend gebunden. Goed. IV 1, 845, 16; Diesch 1159; Kirchner 5784 (irrtümlich 7 Bande); Kaldewey, Hehres und Triviales III, 32 "(Komplett) so gut wie unauffindbar". - Leider nur 7 Bände der in 12 Bänden erschienenen großen Zeitschriftenpublikation Wekhrlins. Ähnlich wie später im `Grauen Ungeheur` und in den `Hyperboreischen Briefen` äußert sich Wekhrlin in politischen Artikeln, kritischen Essays, Glossen und Anekdoten zu Vorfällen im Staat, in der Kirche, Justiz, zu Verfassung, Unterricht usw. und stellt alles, was der aufgeklärten Weltanschauung zuwider läuft, an den Pranger. "Rechtsverletzungen, Tortur, Hexenverfolgung, Bestechung, Inquisition, Tyrannei und Fürstenwillkür werden mit leidenschaftlichen Beiträgen - meist von ihm selbst - gegeißelt. Die Beschäftigung mit seinen Publikationen bringt nicht nur kulturhistorische Einsichten, die man selten in solcher Vielfalt und Einprägsamkeit haben kann, sondern sie sind ... praktische Lehre und Anregung in Menge. Aus diesem Grund bietet Wekhrlin ein lohnendes Objekt fur literarische, kulturelle, menschlich-psychologische und nicht zuletzt publizistische Studien" (nach Fahler). Wekhrlin "lachte noch über die Welt und über den Zorn, mit dem sie seinen schonungslosen Witz aufnahm. Als ein Schweizer Kanton seine `Chronologen` wollte verbrennen lassen, schickte er seinen Schattenriss als Beitrag zu dieser Feierlichkeit" (Goedeke). In Band 8, S. 225 ff. findet sich eine kritische Besprechung von Knigges Buch: Ueber Jesuiten, Freymaurer und Rosenkreuzer. Der bisher von allen Bibliographen nach den - nachgelieferten - Titelblättern zitierte Erscheinungszeitraum bis 1781 muss auf 1783 korrigiert werden. So sind die "Briefe vom Rhein" in Band 10 vom März 1782 datiert, im selben Band findet sich ein "Almanach der Philosophie aufs Jahr 1783". - Etwas berieben. Bd. 11 mit gest. Exlibris der Bibliotheca Seckendorffiana.

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        COLLECTIONS FOR THE HISTORY OF WORCESTERSHIRE.

      Two hardback volumes. Volume I: [4], xcii, 609[610] pages. Illustrated with folding engraved map as frontispiece, 33 engraved plates and 17 pedigrees, many of which are folding. Volume II: [4], 484, clxviii [Appendix], [13 leaves facsimile of Domesday], 32 [Observations], [9 Index], [1] pages. Illustrated with 42 Plates and pedigrees. Bound in relatively recent half tan calf over marbled boards, with two black gilt labels to each spine. Folio. First edition. The first volume lacks the pedigree of Talbot Earl of Shrewsbury, but has an extra plate of the coat of arms of the Earl of Coventry. Volume II has two additional plates, both coats of arms, that are extra to the above collation. There is a short tear at the edge of the map; one page is quite heavily foxed; leading edge of one folding pedigree a little tatty; short tear to margin of one plate; else a very good and handsome set. This title is extremely heavy, do contact us directly for a shipping quote (01227 4647730).

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        Histoire philosophique et politique, des établissemens & du Commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes.

      1-10 + Atlas. Geneve, Jean-Leonard Pellet, 1781. 8vo + atlas in 4to. Engr. portrait,+ III-XVI,+ 348 pp.+ 2 fold. printed tabs; engr. front.+ III-XII,+ 378 pp.+ 3 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-XI,+ (1),+ 372 pp.+ 3 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-XII,+ 308; engr. front,+ III-XI,+ (1),+ 259,+ fold. printed tab.; engr. front,+ III-XII,+ 308 pp.+ 4 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-XVI,+ 359 pp.+ 4 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-XII,+ 352 pp.+ fold. tab.; engr. front,+ III-VIII,+ 262 pp.+ 2 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-VI,+ 348 pp. Atlas: 22 pp.+ 50 engr. folding or double page maps [numbr. 1-49, but with two number 17]. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt with raised bands and beige and blue labels, marbled boards. 11 volumes. From the library of Ericsberg, with the book plate of Carl Jedvard Bonde. Brunet IV, 1126. Graesse VI, 40. A fine and uniformely bound set of Raynal's important treaty on the overse trade. Guillaume Thomas Raynal (1713-96), French historian and philosopher. This work gives voice to his angry criticism of the colonial powers' treatment of the coloured peoples, and it was higly admired by contemporary abolitionists and revolutionaries. It was first published in 1770 in seven volumes, it was expanded and issued again over fifty times

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, 1781-89.. Six volumes, volume I fourth edition, volumes II and III "new" (but also fourth) editions and volumes IV-VI first editions, 4to. Portrait frontispiece in volume I plus 3 maps, 2 of which are folding, marbled endpapers, bookplates removed from paste downs. Contemporary speckled calf, double gilt rules, gilt spines with red and black labels, much of the gilt rubbed away, some recent restoration of spine ends and joints with one label replaced to style, a very good set. "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works... Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day..." (Printing and the Mind of Man 222).

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