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        Histoire des Revolutions Republique Romain 2 volumes

      Chez Pierre Machuel 1781 - Gutters cracked, but holding. Some wear to the spine coverings (see photos). Some tanning of the pages, and a couple of ownership signatures, to title page as well. Vol I lacks the first free flyleaf. Almost 7" tall. Vol 1: 434pp, Vol 2: 394. Scarce. B00HERLA8S 1781-01-01 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cyclopaedia: or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Containing an Explanation of the Terms, and an Account of the Several Subjects, in the Liberal and Mechanical Arts, and the Sciences, Human and Divine. Intended as a Course of Ancient and Modern Learning.in Four Volumes. Volume the Fifth (plate volume only)

      Printed for W. Strahan, J. F. and C. Rivington, A. Hamilton, et al., London 1781 - 1781 Hardcover tall folio, 17 x 10.5 inches. Title page indicates that the book was bound into four volumes, though also labels this "Volume the Fifth", with "fifth" pasted on (original). Rebound in full navy cloth with leather spine label. Replete with engraved illustrations of anatomy, geology, geometry, ornithology, architecture, etc. Plate volume only, rebound with contents beginning at the title page. Binding in fine condition, contents very good with an occasional touch of foxing, though the plates remain bright and sharp. Title page has a 4 inch closed tear at the foredge, easily repaired. Some wear to the edges of the last few pages, mostly bumping to the upper corner. Contents overall very nice with plates clean and unmarked. Cyclopaedia: or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences was an encyclopedia published by Ephraim Chambers in London in 1728, and reprinted in numerous editions throughout the eighteenth century. The Cyclopaedia was one of the first general encyclopedias to be produced in English. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des Livres rares et singuliers et des Registres manuscrits du Parlement;

      dont la vente se fera...le Mardi 27 Mars 1781 & les jours suivans... 4, 99 pp. 8vo, cont. red morocco-backed blue paste-paper boards, flat spine gilt. Paris: Gogué & Née de la Rochelle, 1781. A rare and noteworthy catalogue, containing many book s from the celebrated library of Claude Gabriel de Boze (1680-1753). While de Boze's library was being prepared for sale after his death in 1753, two distinguished bibliophiles -- Jules François Cotte, Président au Parlement de Paris, and Charles Robert Boutin, Maître des Requêtes, purchased the entire library for the sum of 83,000 livres. They, in turn, sold most of the 15th-century books, except for the Gutenberg Bible, to Gaignat. Cotte and Boutin then divided up amongst themselves the books they wished to keep, and sold the remainder by auction through Gabriel Martin in 1754. Boutin (b. 1722) went on to have a distinguished career in government and finance, serving in a number of important and lucrative positions. This library contains 792 lots of books, seven lots of "Registres du Parlement" in 192 manuscript volumes, and a fascinating series of seven lots of early books printed in China. A number of the books are identified as coming from the Boze library. Boutin's library was a fine one, with many books richly bound, the great early Aldines, other early printed books, and many English literary sets. Priced throughout in a contemporary hand. From the library of Jean Viardot. ❧ Blogie, col. 15. .

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        COMTE RENDU AU ROI... AU MOIS DE JANVIER 1781. IMPRIME' PAR ORDRE DE SA MAJESTE'. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE. 1781 1781

      IMPRIME' PAR ORDRE DE SA MAJESTE'. IMPRIMERIE ROYALE. 1781IN- 8°, M.PELLE COEVA. (4), 186 PP. ED UNA GRANDE TABELLA PIÙ VOLTE RIPIEGATA F.T. " 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 SUCCES OF THE REPORT, THE FIRST OF ITS CLASS, THOUGH INCOMPLETE, WASS GREAT. THE CONDITION OF THE FINANCES OF THE COUNTRY WAS IMPROVED, BUT AN UNESPECTED RESULT OCCURRED. CABALS WERE AROUSET AGAINST HIM... THE COURT BECAME HOSTILE, AND IN 1781 HE WAS COMPELLED TO RESIGN" QUESTA EDIZIONE MANCA AI CATALOGHI DELLA KRESS LIBRARY, DELLA GOLDSMITHS LIBRARY E DELLA BIBLIOTECA EINAUDI. COQUELIN & GUILLAUMIN, II, PP. 272-74. STOURM, BIBLIOGRAPHIE DES FINANCES DE LA FRANCE, P. 124. VACHER DE LAPOUGE, NECHER ÉCONOMISTE, PASSIM.

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        De vasi murrini ragionamento.

      Firenze 1781. Engr. title. + 39 pp. + [1] errata leaf + 2 engr. plates. Small 4to. Later half morocco

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

      London: T. Payne and Son. J. Robson, B. White, Leigh and Sotherby etc. 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. 1781-1782 and 1799. 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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        Rare, if not unique address leaf franked by Delaware Signer Thomas McKean as President of the Continental Congress, addressed to Caesar Rodney

      Free Franked Manuscript address panel, by Delaware Signer "Tho[mas] McKean"10" x 5.5", September 20, 1781, [Philiadelphia], addressed in an unknown hand to "His Excellency Caesar Rodney Esquire, President of the Delaware State". Well worn, expertly reinforced. Very good. A notation on the margin states "To be forwarded without the least delay by Order". When poor health caused the Congress' first president, Samuel Huntington, to resign in July 1781, McKean was elected its second president, serving from July 10, 1781, until November 4, 1781. In this position, McKean presided over the unicameral assembly of the United States Congress and held the highest political office in the United States at the time. He was the first person to whom the title "President of the United States" was applied in an official document.

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        COLLECTION DE PEINTURES ANTIQUES QUI ORNOIENT LES PALAIS, THERMES, MAUSOLÉES, CHAMBRES SEPULCRALES, DES EMPEREURS TITE, TRAJAN, ADRIEN, ET CONSTANTIN, ET AUTRES EDIFICES TANT À ROME QU'AUX ENVIRONS JUSQU'AUPRÈS DE NAPLES

      Rome: Chez Bouchard et Gravier, 1781. FIRST EDITION . Hardcover. Very Rare Plates of Roman Imperial Murals, Painted in Various Pleasing Monochromes. 422 x 279 mm (16 5/8 x 11"). 2 p.l., 14 pp., [1] leaf. FIRST EDITION. Harmless contemporary quarter calf over tan paper boards, flat spine divided into panels with central gilt flower ornament, brown morocco label. With title page vignette and 33 HAND-COLORED PLATES OF MURALS FROM ANCIENT ROME, as called for. Cicognara 3678. Extremities somewhat worn, paper boards unevenly faded and with a dozen minor abrasions and marks, but the binding sound and inoffensive; one plate with trailing dampstain touching bottom of image, plates with just visible pale spotting (a faint peach color) as a reflection, apparently, of impurities in the paper, a minor smudge here and there, but still quite an excellent copy, the contents extremely fresh, the plates richly printed and with uneroded color, and with deep impressions of the text (printed damp, on thick, appealing paper). This is an extremely rare and, in its quiet way, an esthetically very charming work reproducing paintings that decorated the palaces, baths, and mausoleums of the Roman emperors Titus, Trajan, Hadrian, and Constantine. The subjects are Roman gods and goddesses, figures from classical mythology, and the ever-popular nymphs and putti, all of them reproduced in engravings that have been hand painted in gray, blue, and sepia tones, usually on a darker background, giving them the appearance of marble friezes. There is a text description for each numbered plate, discussing the myths or legends that inspired paintings such as "Oedipus explaining the riddle of the Sphinx" and "Birth of Adonis." We are also told what edifice each painting adorned. The coloring in very pleasing monochromatic blues, grays, or browns (with white highlights) is more than a little appealing, and the volume as a whole, especially in its original binding, is quite attractive. The book is uncommonly seen in the marketplace, perhaps because copies were broken up and the plates sold individually. No other copy appears to be advertised currently for sale, and ABPC lists nothing at auction since at least 1975.

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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        Istoria del Granducato di Toscana sotto il governo della Casa Medici.

      Nella Stamperia di Ranieri Del Vivo,, in Firenze, 1781 - 5 voll. in 3 tomi in-4° (248x172mm), pp. XXXVI, 258; (2), 314, (2); 338, 270, (2); 269; solida legatura ottocentesca m. pergamena e angoli. Dorso liscio adorno di filetti e decori in oro e di doppio tassello, uno in pelle rossa e in pelle verde, con titolo e segnatura di volume in oro. Piatti marmorizzati. 12 tavv. f.t. incise su rame, di cui 7 a piena pag. e 5 ripiegate, raffiguranti lo stemma mediceo e albero genealogici. Firme di possesso ottocentesche di A. Pecori Giraldi, della nobile casata fiorentina (cfr. Spreti, V, pp. 224-226). Sparse fioriture di piccola entità. Ottimo esemplare. Seconda edizione (ristampa della prima edizione del Cambiagi dello stesso anno) di questa importante storia della Toscana granducale sotto la reggenza medicea, da Cosimo I (1537) a Giovan Gastone (1737). L'opera, commissionata dal Granduca Pietro Leopoldo, si fonda su una ricca messe di documenti attinti di prima mano agli archivi medicei, ma, sebbene improntata a spiriti illuministici e riformatori, su espressa richiesta del committente fu sfrondata di quanto potesse recare offesa alla Chiesa (cautela che non valse a molto, in quanto presso la Curia di Roma l'opera fu duramente osteggiata, costando al Galluzzi la destinazione ad altri incarichi). "Si tratta della prima storia del Granducato di Toscana e della dinastia medicea nel suo complesso: fino ad allora si erano avute storie di singole città toscane, oppure, come nel caso dell'Istoria de' suoi tempi di Giovanni Battista Adriani (pubbl. postuma da suo figlio Marcello, Firenze 1583) o dell'opera di S. Ammirato, ricostruzioni cronologicamente più limitate. Inoltre i fatti narrati sono inseriti nel più ampio contesto della politica italiana e delle vicende europee. Redatta per giudizio unanime con semplicità di stile, e senza pesanti apparati eruditi. l'opera si basava su documenti che il Galluzzi aveva potuto consultare nel lavoro di riordino degli archivi medicei. Non antimedicea, come da taluno rilevato, l'Istoria è una trattazione politica delle vicende del Granducato e mette in primo luogo in rilievo il ruolo positivo svolto dai primi Medici nel rafforzamento della statualità e dell'autorità del principe contro particolarismi e ingerenze, prima fra tutte quella della corte di Roma. La polemica anticuriale, vero centro propulsore dell'opera, dovuta anche alle posizioni filogianseniste del Galluzzi, si legava direttamente alla politica giurisdizionalista di Pietro Leopoldo in campo ecclesiastico. Storia ufficiale dunque, volta principalmente a una legittimazione dinastica degli Asburgo Lorena e dedicata al granduca che "con la libertà, la giustizia e l'umanità" governava il Paese. Da questo punto di vista l'Istoria sottintende ed esalta la continuità Medici-Lorena, e suona conferma dei diritti dei Lorena alla successione in Toscana, dopo le incertezze che avevano accompagnato l'estinzione dell'ultimo Medici. La Istoria si configura, quindi, come uno strumento pubblico propagandistico, rivolto all'orientamento dell'opinione tanto interna quanto internazionale. In questo senso essa risulta analoga ad altre iniziative politico-culturali dei Lorena ed è affiancabile alla fondazione del mito galileiano e alla rivalutazione del mecenatismo mediceo. L'opera al suo apparire fece scalpore. Dalla corrispondenza tra Horace Mann e il ministro degli Esteri britannico Walpole sappiamo che già prima che l'Istoria venisse terminata circolavano "rumori" da parte di Roma, al punto che vi sarebbero stati tentativi di impedirne la stampa, arrivando per giunta a intimidire il Galluzzi. Ma alle spalle dell'impresa era direttamente il granduca di Toscana coadiuvato dal fratello, l'imperatore Giuseppe II: entrambi avrebbero usato strumentalmente la narrazione storica delle vicende di casa Medici per la battaglia politica di rafforzamento dell'autorità sovrana contro l'autorità ecclesiastica. Pietro Leopoldo non solo rivedeva personalmente tutto quello che il Galluzzi scriveva, ma il suo coinvolgimento nell'o

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        Biblioteca Espaola [Two Volumes].

      Madrid: En la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta, 1781-1786.. [34], 668, [168]; [10], 748, [1] pp., including half-titles and final errata leaf in Volume 2. Folio. 18th-century mottled sheep decorated in gilt with morocco lettering pieces, edges stained red. First edition. Palau 273764. Foulche Barrau 306. Ticknor p.306. Brunet I: pp.1637-38. Biblioteca de Salv II: 2491. Heredia 8091. Kayserling: Biblioteca espaola-portugueza-judaica: Dictionnaire bibliographique (1890) p. 36. Cowley p. 135. Tomo 1. La noticia de los escritores rabinos espaoles desde la epoca conocida de su literatura hasta el presente; Tomo 2. La noticia de los escritores gentiles espaoles, 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. 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.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England; Together with The Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press by W. Jackson and A. Hamilton, 1781. Leather Bound. Very Good +. G.L. Smith. 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. 12mo. Collates as A-L (in 12s). Printed in two column Roman type. Complete. 49 engravings bound in (plate facing leaf E1 lacking). Frontispiece states: "Printed for William Dawson, Paternoster Row, London. The whole set engraved by G. L. Smith.... Published according to Act of Parliament January the 1st 1773." Engravings illustrate selected days from the church year, Holy Communion, Psalms of David, Gun-powder treason, Martyrdom of King Charles I and King Charles's Restoration. Headings, captions, scriptural citations and quotations are engraved. They were originally issued in 1773 as The Liturgy of the Church of England: Adorn'd with 52 Historical Cuts. Early owner's names, Ann Reynolds and Ann Cutbush, along with note bearing same name. Marbled end papers. A few pages torn at edges. Griffiths 1781/7. Bound with: Brady, N[icholas] and N[ahum] Tate, A New Version of the Psalms of David, with Hymns. London: T. Harrison for the Company of Stationers, 1782. 216 numbered pages + [4] unnumbered pages. A-I (in 12s) + [blank] (2 leaves). Complete. Printed in single column Roman type. ESTCT91891. Followed by 4 pages of hymns and one page with a different contemporary hymn pasted on. Hymns closely cropped. Bound in contemporary full red leather with central design stamped in gilt and gilt rolled borders on covers. Edges rubbed and gilt faded. A very good engraved illustrated Georgian BCP.

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        Biblioteca Modenese o notizie della vita e delle opere degli scrittori nati negli Stati del Serenissimo Signore Duca di Modena raccolte e ordinate dal cavaliere Ab. Girolamo Tiraboschi.

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

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        Vida, Muerte, y Milagros de la V. Virgen Catharina Thomas Mallorquina, de la Villa de Valldemoça, Monja Profesa, Canoniga Reglar de San Agustin, Madre en el Monasterio de Sa. Maria Madalena, de la Ciudad de Palma del Reyno, de Mallorca.

      Reimpresa en Mallorca, 1781. - in-12. XVIII. 60pp. 60pp. 52pp. 75pp. (i.e. 76). 1 planche hors-texte. Plein vélin de l'époque, titre manuscrit au dos, traces de liens. Seconde édition de la première biographie de Sainte Catalina Tomàs (1533-1574), célèbre mystique mallorquine originaire de Valldemossa où sa mémoire est honorée chaque année au mois de juillet. Descendante de Ramón Llull, Catalina Tomàs était souvent prise de visions extatiques, réalisait des prophéties et prédit la date de sa propre mort. Cet ouvrage parut pour la première fois en 1617 mais la présente édition, entreprise peu après la béatification de la religieuse en 1779, resta inachevée et parut sans les livres V et VI du texte original. "Faltan los dos últimos libros, que son el V y VI, con que Valperga terminó su obra. El índice que va al principio no los comprende, pero en el final hay la llamada del libro V, lo que prueba que se suspendió la impresión y no se terminó" (Bover). La page de titre est ornée d'une gravure sur bois représentant la Trinité, Saint Augustin et Sainte Catalina. A la fin de l'ouvrage se trouve également une autre gravure sur bois à pleine page représentant le mausolée de la Sainte, et signée par le graveur mallorquin Melchor Guasp. Cette gravure semble manquer à la plupart des exemplaires que nous avons trouvés répertoriés. Très bon exemplaire de cet ouvrage rare (seulement 3 exemplaires, dont un défectueux, au catalogue collectif Espagnol, tous conservés à Mallorca). Palau, 349146.

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

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

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        A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales Made In The Months of June and July 1774. And In The Months of June, July and August 1777.

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

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

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

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        NOTIZIE DEGLI SCRITTORI BOLOGNESI raccolte da.

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

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        VADERLANDSCH A-B BOEK VOOR DE NEDERLANDSCHE JEUGD

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

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        COLLECTION DE PEINTURES ANTIQUES QUI ORNOIENT LES PALAIS, THERMES, MAUSOLÉES, CHAMBRES SEPULCRALES, DES EMPEREURS TITE, TRAJAN, ADRIEN, ET CONSTANTIN, ET AUTRES EDIFICES TANT À ROME QU'AUX ENVIRONS JUSQU'AUPRÈS DE NAPLES

      Chez Bouchard et Gravier Rome: Chez Bouchard et Gravier, 1781. FIRST EDITION . Hardcover. Very Rare Plates of Roman Imperial Murals, Painted in Various Pleasing Monochromes. 422 x 279 mm (16 5/8 x 11"). 2 p.l., 14 pp., [1] leaf. FIRST EDITION. Harmless contemporary quarter calf over tan paper boards, flat spine divided into panels with central gilt flower ornament, brown morocco label. With title page vignette and 33 HAND-COLORED PLATES OF MURALS FROM ANCIENT ROME, as called for. Cicognara 3678. Extremities somewhat worn, paper boards unevenly faded and with a dozen minor abrasions and marks, but the binding sound and inoffensive; one plate with trailing dampstain touching bottom of image, plates with just visible pale spotting (a faint peach color) as a reflection, apparently, of impurities in the paper, a minor smudge here and there, but still quite an excellent copy, the contents extremely fresh, the plates richly printed and with uneroded color, and with deep impressions of the text (printed damp, on thick, appealing paper). This is an extremely rare and, in its quiet way, an esthetically very charming work reproducing paintings that decorated the palaces, baths, and mausoleums of the Roman emperors Titus, Trajan, Hadrian, and Constantine. The subjects are Roman gods and goddesses, figures from classical mythology, and the ever-popular nymphs and putti, all of them reproduced in engravings that have been hand painted in gray, blue, and sepia tones, usually on a darker background, giving them the appearance of marble friezes. There is a text description for each numbered plate, discussing the myths or legends that inspired paintings such as "Oedipus explaining the riddle of the Sphinx" and "Birth of Adonis." We are also told what edifice each painting adorned. The coloring in very pleasing monochromatic blues, grays, or browns (with white highlights) is more than a little appealing, and the volume as a whole, especially in its original binding, is quite attractive. The book is uncommonly seen in the marketplace, perhaps because copies were broken up and the plates sold individually. No other copy appears to be advertised currently for sale, and ABPC lists nothing at auction since at least 1975.

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        Biblioteca Modenese o notizie della vita e delle opere degli scrittori nati negli Stati del Serenissimo Signore Duca di Modena raccolte e ordinate dal cavaliere Ab. Girolamo Tiraboschi.

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

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        History of Quadrupeds

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

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        GUERRAS CIVILES DE INGLATERRA Y TRÁGICA MUERTE DE SU REY CARLOS I. Obra que escribió en italiano . Añadida con el quarto Libro del mismo autor. Traduxola en castellano Diego Felipe de Albornoz . Adicionada con el quinto Libro que escribió en italiano Timoteo de Termine

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

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        A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales Made in the Months of June, and July, 1774

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

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

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

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        Carte des Indes et de la Chine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Kartenkünste und Kunststücke, zu einem angenehmen Zeitvertreibe in Gesellschaften.

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

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

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

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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

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        Elogi storici di Cristoforo Colombo e di Andrea D?oria.

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

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

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

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        Elementi di chimica teorica e pratica.

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

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

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

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        Naturgeschichte der Springwürmer herausgegeben von Johann Weise.

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

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales,

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

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        Dartmouth Shore in the Harbour of Halifax [Nova Scotia]

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

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        Trianon. XV.

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

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

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

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        Von F.

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

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        A General Synopsis of Birds

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

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

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

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

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

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        Reports of Cases Determined in the Several Courts of Westminster

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

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

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

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

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

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        Manuscript Pennsylvania Document

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

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