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        L'Ophir.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur., 1781.. XVIII. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition Size: 20.5 x 33 cm. (8 x 13 inches) 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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        La corneide Poema eroi-comico.

      Livorno s.e. (Gio. Tommaso Masi) 1781.  8°,  mm 208x133, sette volumi di pp. (1), 501; 528; 533; 510; 446; 413; 426; legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida, doppio tassello al dorso, buona conservazione. Qualche segno del tempo al dorso del tomo terzo e prime carte del tomo uno leggermente allentate. Al primo vol., antiporta allegorica incisa su rame; ritratto in rame in medaglione allo stesso volume inciso da Pompeo e Giovanni Lapi su disegno di F.M. Berio. Applicato al verso della prima carta bianca, un foglio contenente annotazioni a penna relative al poema ("Opera rara ed introvabile", si legge tra l'altro in esse). Assai rara edizione livornese, la prima completa e quasi del tutto originale (la precedente del 1773, stampata con lo pseudonimo "dottor Cornografo" con l'indicazione di stampa "per Luca Cornigerio all'insegna del Capricorno", non comprendeva che dieci canti), nonche' senz'altro la piu' importante e ricercata, di questo lunghissimo poema licenzioso in 71 canti in ottave di Giovanni De Gamerra incentrato sui tradimenti coniugali e i mariti sfortunati nel corso dei secoli, a cominciare da Adamo. Malgrado la sua prolissita' il poema piacque a Voltaire per "les jolis vers et la parfaite connaissance de l'antiquite et des moeurs modernes" e a Ranieri Calzabigi, che la paragono' all'"Hudibras" del Butler prediligendola ai capolavori della poesia eroicomica italiana, la "Secchia Rapita" e il "Ricciardetto".  Per il nome dell'A., Giovanni De Gamerra, cfr.: G. Melzi, Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime di scrittori italiani ... Milano, 1849, v.3., p. 462. Per il luogo di pubblicazione e l'editore cfr.: Mostra dell'editoria livornese (1643-1900), maggio 1964, n. 218 p. 69

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        Oeuvres posthumes de Jean-Jacques Rousseau ou recueil de pièces manuscrites

      à Genève: S.n., 1781. Fine. S.n., à Genève 1781- 1789, 12 tomes en 12 Vol. in 8 (12x20cm), (4) 377pp. et (4) 319pp. et (4) 439pp. et 483pp. et 532 pp. et 406 pp. et 446 pp. et 391pp. 432pp. et 439pp., reliés. - Collective edition, rare. Another edition of posthumous works appeared in the same time at Samuel Neuchatel Mowing, it differs in some points. Binding full glossy blond calf. back with nerves decorated. part of title and volume number in red morocco. Volume X, released in 1789 has a significantly different binding, still glossy golden calf with a triple framing net on the dishes. Some bumped corners and minimal defects. Very nice copy. This collective editing was complete collection of the works of Rousseau, but ahead of the multiple editions of Rousseau, it is problematic. It includes dialogues (Rousseau Judge of Jean-Jacques, Confessions (1782 VI books, as a result of M. de Malesherbes Covers) and later confessions (1789, Volume X) and Reveries of the Solitary Walker after the first part of the Confessions. It is unclear whether or not this issue before editing in-4 with figures, but it seems beforehand, since the first volume in 1781, and the in-4 edition begins in 1782. It is possible that this is the first collected edition of the Confessions, but nothing attests. It is also necessary to determine whether the collective original edition is the first original edition of the Confessions, or whether to take account separate edition 8vo, some bibliographers agreeing on the fact that a group can not be an original despite the prior art. In addition to these major works, this edition contains multiple rooms including a selected correspondence, Emile and Sophie , Love Stories Milord Edouard Bomston, The reckless engagement (theater), the translation of The History of Tacitus, The essay on modern music, Fragments for a dictionary of terms used in botany (different title but botanical dictionary same work). Most of these parts seems to appear here for the first time, if this edition is prior to the in-4 edition works by 1782. Note that this edition is different from the collective edition 8vo published at the same time as publishing in-4, there was also a collective edition of In-12 from 1782 to 1790 in 36 volumes in Neuchatel. In the edition of Génève 8vo, similar to editing in-4, the second part of the Confessions is 1790, it's here in 1789. In addition editions in-4 in-8 and Geneva have figures whose circulation has taken longer. Number of points tend to think that this joint issue is before all others, and contains many original, including Confessions, Dialogues, Reveries and various parts, it is in any case very rare. It is certain that this year could come to enlist the various previous editions of the works of Rousseau, including that published in 1772 by Rey in Amsterdam. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition collective, rare. Une autre édition des œuvres posthumes est parue dans le même temps à Neuchâtel chez Samuel Fauche, elle diffère par quelques points. Reliures en plein veau blond glacé. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Les tomes X, XI et XII, parus en 1789 possèdent une reliure sensiblement différente, toujours en veau blond glacé, avec un triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Un coin enfoncé et un accroc en pied du dos au tome XI. Quelques coins émoussés et défauts minimes. Quelques travaux de ver sur la reliure. Très bel exemplaire. Cette édition collective devait compléter la collection des œuvres de Rousseau, mais devant les multiples éditions de Rousseau, cette dernière pose des problèmes. Elle comprend Les Dialogues (Rousseau juge de Jean-Jacques, Les Confessions - 1782 en VI livres, à la suite des Lettres à M. de Malesherbes - et la suite des Confessions, 1789, tome X, ainsi que Les rêveries du promeneur solitaire à la suite de la première partie des Confessions). On ne sait si cette édition précède l'édition in-4 avec figures, mais elle semble préalable, puisque le premier volume date de 1781, et que l'édition in-4 commence en 1782. Il est possible que ce soit la toute première édition collective des Confessions, mais rien ne l'atteste. Encore faut-il déterminer si l'édition originale collective est la première édition originale des Confessions, ou s'il faut prendre en compte l'édition séparée in-8, certains bibliographes s'accordant sur le fait qu'une collective ne peut être une originale malgré l'antériorité. Outre ces grandes œuvres, cette édition contient de multiples pièces dont une correspondance choisie, Emile et Sophie, Les Amours de Milord Edouard Bomston, L'Engagement téméraire (théâtre), la traduction de L'Histoire de Tacite, La Dissertation sur la musique moderne, Fragments pour un dictionnaire des termes en usage en botanique (Titre différent du Dictionnaire de botanique mais même œuvre). La plupart de ces pièces semble paraître ici pour la première fois, si cette édition est bien antérieure à l'édition in-4 pour les œuvres de 1782. Il faut noter que cette édition est également différente de l'édition collective in-8 parue dans le même temps que l'édition in-4, il y eut également une édition collective in-12 de 1782 à 1790 en 36 volumes à Neuchâtel. Dans l'édition in-8 de Genève, similaire à l'édition in-4, la seconde partie des Confessions est de 1790, elle est ici de 1789. En outre les éditions in-4 et in-8 de Genève possèdent des figures dont le tirage a nécessité plus de temps. Nombre de points tendraient à penser que cette édition collective est antérieure à toutes les autres, et qu'elle contient nombre d'originales, notamment Les Confessions, Les Dialogues, Les Rêveries et diverses pièces, elle est en tous les cas fort rare. Il est certain que cette édition pourrait venir s'adjoindre aux différentes éditions antérieures des œuvres de Rousseau, notamment celle parue en 1772 chez Rey à Amsterdam.   

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        Ueber Jesuiten, Freymaurer und deutsche Rosenkreutzer. Herausgegeben von Joseph Aloisius Maier, der Gesellschaft Jesu ehemaligen Mitgliede.

      (Frankfurt, Brönner), 1781.. 112 S. Dekorativer grüner HLdr. des 19. Jhdts. Wolfstieg 6775; De Backer/Sommervogel V, 330; Nicht bei Goed. - Erste Ausgabe, einer von drei in der Kollation abweichenden Drucken des Jahres 1781, von Wolfstieg als zweiter genannt. Aufsehenerregende Kampfschrift gegen die Rosenkreuzer. Knigge war 1780-84 mit Weishaupt einer der führenden Köpfe der Illuminaten.- Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Titel gebräunt und etwas fleckig, sonst wenig stockfleckig.

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        Lettres sur les animaux. Nouvelle édition augmentée.

      - Nuremberg, et se trouve à Paris, chez Saugrain Jeune, 1781. In-8, plein veau blond glacé havane de l'époque, dos lisse richement orné d'un décor de compartiments garnis de fers spéciaux urnes et médaillons, dentelles, palettes et filets dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin bordeaux, roulette dorée sur les chasses et coupes, dentelle intérieure, tranches rouges, (2) f., 350, (1) p. d'errata. Seconde édition en partie originale de cet ouvrage pionnier de l'éthologie, qui a fait l’objet plusieurs travaux et études récentes. Philosophe et physiocrate, collaborateur de l'Encyclopédie (il composa notamment des articles sur la chasse, la forêt et les animaux), proche de Condillac, Buffon, Diderot, Helvétius et d’Holbach, Le Roy était lieutenant des chasses du parc de Versailles, "admirablement placé pour étudier les moeurs et l'instinct des animaux" (Thiébaud). Dans ces "Lettres" qui avaient d'abord partiellement parues sous forme d’articles dans divers périodiques, Le Roy est le premier à rapporter une description précise des comportements animaux dans leur milieu, à démontrer leur capacité d'apprentissage, de transmission, de sensibilité, d'intelligence et leur perfectibilité adaptative, jusqu’à proposer l’existence d’un langage animal articulé. Les rééditions de cet ouvrage au XIXe siècle porteront un titre plus explicite: "Lettres philosophiques sur l'intelligence et la perfectibilité des animaux". (Thiébaud, 44-45). Petite épidermure à un plat. Très bel exemplaire, dans une fine et fraîche reliure de veau blond de l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Joly de Fleury.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur., 1781.. XXV. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition Size: 20.5 x 33 cm. (8 x 13 inches) 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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        Nota de' regali avuti Da Sua Eccellenza la Signora Donna Costanza Falconieri, E Sua Eccellenza il Signor D. Luigi Braschi Onesti, In occasione de' loro già seguiti Sponsali

      Rome: Cracas, 1781. 4to (196 x 142 mm.). XIV pp. Double column, typographic ornamental column dividers, two woodcut tailpieces. Originally folded, traces of vertical crease. Paper softened and slightly browned, first leaf rehinged, first 2 leaves and last leaf each with a small internal repair affecting a few letters, restored in old ink facsimile, lower blank fore-corners of 5 leaves restored. Later boards, sides covered with contemporary copper-gilt paper (partly oxidized).*** A rare ephemeral list of the wedding gifts received by a wealthy Roman couple with close Papal ties. Luigi Braschi Onesti (1745-1816) was a nephew of Pope Pius VI (Gianangelo Braschi). Costanza Falconieri (1764-ca. 1820) was one of six children of Countess Giulia Millini, allegedly the Pope's mistress in her youth. Falconieri certainly enjoyed special favor: her dowry having been settled at a much higher sum than was usual for her family, thanks to a Papal dispensation, at age 16 she was married to Braschi Onesti in the Sistine Chapel, by the Pope himself. THE social event of the season, if not of the decade, the wedding celebrations were practically a state event: "nobles, princes, and Cardinals competed to offer propitiatory gifts to the newlyweds" (DBI). Their gifts, recorded in the present pamphlet, were staggering in their opulence and sheer number. Possibly intended for distribution to guests, this extraordinary inventory of wedding gifts contains 91 entries of gifts to the bride and 59 to the groom, listed by donor (identified by name and rank), but many of the entries include multiple gifts, and the total approaches 300. For the lady there was above all jewelry, dripping with diamonds, opals, emeralds and rubies; next in quantity came dresses, capes, and other garments, in satins and silks, embroidered with gold and lace, in pink (apparently a favored color) or white, or ash-grey, with floral designs, with lace trim, with matching muffs...; gold and silver boxes and painted baskets, pocket watches, a silver and ivory writing set preserved within an ornate wooden case from Portugal; travelling cases embellished in lapis lazuli and gold; silver dinner and coffee services; glassware including a mirror; fine linens; a gold and enamel clock; a jewel-encrusted fan; a reliquary, an "acquasanteria" (holy water font, presumably for a private chapel) of beaten silver with a bas-relief design of putti, the Virgin, St. Joseph, and the Holy Dove; and even a book, of theater architecture, presented by the author, Cosimo Morelli (apparently his Pianta e Spaccato del Nuovo Teatro d'Imola, Rome 1780), and splendidly bound with the couple's arms. Braschi Onesti, made Duke upon his marriage, was showered equally with jewels, rings, snuffboxes, and porcelain; but also with furniture including a Meissen writing desk, noble stallions for his stable, an ornately decorated gold-trimmed carriage for two, a pair of magnificent silver containers, one filled with chocolate and one with coffee, silver wine services, Parisian chandeliers, paintings and tapestries to decorate his new home, including a large painting of the meeting of Jephthah with his daughter, by Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, prayer books printed by Salvioni, finely bound "a la Francese," and precious objects for a cabinet: ancient cameos, oriental pearls, and enamelled and bejewelled boxes containing, conveniently, wads of cash. After the wedding the couple's lavishly appointed household became nothing less than a court, the center of high society and cultural events, where visiting dignitaries, newly anointed Cardinals, and all those interested in currying favor with the Pope were expected to pay their respects. Benefiting further from the latter's unabashed nepotism, Braschi Onesti became one of Italy's biggest landowners. The palace his uncle built for him on the Piazza Navona, which housed his splendid collection of art and antiquities, is now the Museo di Roma. Costanza Falcionieri gained celebrity, or notoriety, through her extramarital affairs (in this hardly exceeding her husband, who was of course excused for the same behavior), notably with the poet Vincenzo Monti, for a time Braschi Onesti's secretary. I locate four other copies, of which one still in the Palazzo Braschi, two in Germany and one at the British Library.

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        Sammlung architektonischer Entw?rfe enhaltend theils Werke, welche ausgef?hrt sind, theils Gegenst?nde, deren Ausf?hring beabsichtigt wurde.Berlin, Ludwig Wilhelm Wittich, 1819-1840. 28 parts (30 instalments) in 1 volume. Oblong 1mo (41.5 x 52 cm). With 170 (of 174) engraved plates after drawings and designs by Schinkel. Modern grey cloth.

      BAL 2934; M. Steffens, K. F. Schinkel 1781-1841 (2003), p. 12. First edition of a collection of architectural designs by the German architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841), "the most highly-regarded architect of his generation, whose influence is comparable with that of Percier and Fontaine in France" (BAL). It includes a total of 170 large engravings after Schinkel's drawings and ground plans for many important German monumental buildings, manors, churches, monuments etc., including around 10 plates of the Schauspielhaus (Konzerthaus) in Berlin, one of his major projects. "Between about 1800 and 1840 he [Schinkel] produced a large number of architectural drawings, latterly in relation to commissions which he obtained as his fame spread (more than 500 drawings were in existence at his death, many of which are now in the Nationalgalerie in Berlin). It was from this body of work that Schinkel made his own selection for the present work" (BAL). "He left his mark German architecture of the 19th century and beyond like no architect since" (Steffens).Corner of title-page torn off, restored, several plates heavily browned or foxed, a few others with tears, all restored. Lacking plates 4, 5, 15 and 90. Binding with some water stains, otherwise in good condition.

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        The Romans Polite to strangers. Palazzo Ruspoli al Corso Rome

      Londra 1781 - Scena di carnevale su via del Corso, finemente incisa in acquatinta e stampata con colore seppia. La veduta fa parte di una serie di quattro scene sul carnevale romano incise dal Sandby su disegno di David Allan. Questi fu uno dei primi artisti scozzesi ad interessarsi della vita popolare; visitò Roma tra il 1767 ed il 1777, realizzando una cospicua serie di disegni ed acquarelli, alcuni dei quali furono tradotti a stampa dal Sandby. La tecnica dell’acquatinta, conferisce all’opera quel particolare tono simile all’acquarello rendendo le opere molto affascinanti. In eccellente stato di conservazione. Dimensioni 550x370. Paul Sandby was a landscape painter and printmaker.David Allan was one of the first painters in Scotland to record the everyday life of ordinary people. He was based in Rome from around 1767 to 1777 where he painted historical subjects, portraits and the everyday life around him in a series of watercolours. In Scotland he enjoyed a successful career as both an artist and a teacher of art. Some of David Allan's watercolours of Rome were copied by Paul Sandby in London, as prints. The technique of aquatint (used here) allowed the engraver to create the effect of colour washes with the addition of etched lines for detail. This is a technique that provides an additional layer of meaning to the scene. The aquatint allows tonal variation and contrast which in turn creates atmosphere. There is a tremendous amount of detail in the print, and any British observer at the time would have received a good impression of what Rome was like from this print. Sandby's re-creation of Allan's watercolour would have made the image much more accessible through multiple copies. Only the most popular or marketable images would be copied as prints.The composition is quite complex. The background of the street and buildings is rendered with single point perspective, where the landscape appears to recede away to a single point in the distance. The viewpoint Allan chose was a low one. This means that the buildings appear to loom over the scene and a lot of sky is shown. In contrast, the action on the ground occupies only the lower third of the composition; Allan did not "zoom in" on any one aspect but created a general view of the scene. In this view, two British travellers on horseback are confronted by the extravagant costumes and masked figures from the entertainers at a Roman carnival. Despite their politeness these grotesque figures are slightly disturbing. Perhaps this scene demonstrates the alien and disorientating feeling of visiting a new city and discovering bizarre customs which the traveller has never experienced before. Etching, in excellent condition. Dimensioni 550 370mm

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        Â Istoria del Granducato di Toscana sotto il Governo della Casa Medici. 

      Firenze Gaetano Cambiagi 1781. 4°, mm 285x210, cinque volumi, pp. (12), LV, 398, (4); (4), 480; (4); (6), 514 (2); (6), 411; (4), 370, (2). Con 12 tavole incise di cui 4 alberi genealogici ripiegati, una con stemma e corona medicea, e 7 (di 8) con medaglie. Legatura in mezza pelle ottocentesca con nervi e titoli in oro al dorso, abrasioni e lieve mancanza agli angoli dei piatti anteriori dei primi due volumi e a quello posteriore del terzo, per il resto ottimo esemplare in barbe, carte interne fresche e marginose. Rara edizione originale in grande formato.

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        Description des Alpes, Pennines et Rhetiennes; dédiée a.s.m. très-chrétienne Louis XVI, roi de France et de Navarre. Tome premier - second. (Complete).

      - Genève, J. P. Bonnant, 1781. In two volumes. 8vo (21.5 x 13.8 cm). xix, 247 pp.; [ii], 285 pp.; eight engraved plates, mainly of glaciers, and one folded engraved map of the Alps, several wood engraved vignettes in the text. Original uniform blind publishers' wrappers. Spines renewed with later printed labels. Contained in a later blue cloth slipcase (23.2 x 15.8 x 6.9 cm) with black morocco label with gilt title.l First edition of this classic study of the (south)western Alps by Marc Théodore Bourrit (1739-1819), "chantre de l'eglise cathédrale de Genève" (first singer of the Geneva church cathedral), and a pioneer in alpinism and alpine studies. The map indicates all the then-known glaciers drawn by Bourrit and engraved by Geissler. The fine plates are also after Bourrit. There are several handwritten notes (loosely inserted on small pieces of paper) that seem to be critical writings in a contemporary, English handwriting - unfortunately unsigned, and we cannot establish by whom yet, but it looks like this deserves some investigation. Uncut. A very good clean copy. Haller I, 1495; Lehner, 622. Not in Ward and Carozzi. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        CAMPAGNES MILITAIRES Du LIEUTENANT GENERAL Sir WILLIAM HOWE, En AMERIQUE.; D'Apres le Compte Rendu Par Lui-Méme Dans un Committé de la Chambre des Communes le 29 April 1779: Et D'Apres les Observations Qu'il a Publiées Contre les Lettres à un Gentilhomme

      La Haye: Van Cleef et al., 1781. 1st thus (Howe H728; Sabin 3339). Contemporary blue-grey paper wrapped boards. Paper spine label. Overall VG (sp darkened/spine label worn).. viii; 70; 116 pp. 8vo: *4 A - D E3; A - G H2. Howe the British Commanding General during the Revolutionary War. This his account. An interesting, and scarce edition [no copies at auction in the last 25 years; OCLC lists only 3 institutions with this edition] which has a preface not present in the English edition: "'Twenty times', exclaims the translator [in this preface dated Amst. 25 Nov. 1780], 'have the English encouraged the idea and flattered themselves with it of putting a speedy termination to the war, yet after six years they are no farther advanced in the conquest or reconciliation than they were on the first day"'. [Sabin].

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        VARIAS REDUCIONESDE MONEDAS, DURILLOS DE ORO, PESETAS, Y DOBLONESDE A OCHO IMPORTANTES PARA TODO EL CONTINENTE DE ESPAÑA.

      Josef Cid, impresor y librero., Tortosa. 1781 - 128 págs. inclusive portada y tres hojas de preliminares. Las primeras 7 hojas presentan una rotura en el margen inferior derecho que no afectan al texto. Rara por su corto tiraje. El autor natural y comerciante de Tortosa. Los cambios son entre moneda de Aragón, plata Valenciana, moneda Jaquesa, moneda de Ardites, etc. 4 estados plegados con deterioros de humedad y alguna rasgadura.

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        La Comtesse de Polignac.

      Paris:, 1781. XV1I. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition Mount size: 495 × 375 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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        Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery;

      London: E. Newbery,, 1781. performed in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, illustrated with cuts, and a chart, shewing the tracts of the ships employed in this expedition. Faithfully narrated from the original MS. Octavo (208 x 123 mm). Mid-19th century purple half calf, decorative gilt spine, marbled sides, red speckled edges, drab olivine endpapers. Housed in a green cloth chemise and green quarter morocco slipcase. Engraved folding frontispiece of the death of Cook, folding map, 4 plates (one folding, two by Royce after Dodd). From the library of the noted bibliophile Frank S. Streeter (d.2006), with his oval book label; holograph coat of arms on preliminary blank. Spine sunned, binding rubbed at extremities, corner of Q3 torn away with loss of a few words, stain in margin at B1, map laid down, abraded lightly at folds (a couple of old tape marks), but withal a very good copy. First edition of the "first full account in English of Cook's third voyage, published anonymously to avoid legal action by the Admiralty" (Forbes). An attractive copy, with the points outlined for Forbes's state A (although "the exact priority not established"). "The author, John Rickman, was a second lieutenant aboard the Discovery (being discharged to the Resolution on August 23, 1779). While at China, Captain King (under orders from the Admiralty) took possession of and sealed all logs, journals, maps, and drawings, an action that Rickman describes on page 382. Despite this action, the author was somehow able to secretly retain a copy of his journal, which formed the basis of this text. It provides an important supplement to the official account of the third voyage published in 1784" (ibid.).

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

      - Nürnberg, Raspe, [1781-]1805. Small folio (28.2 x 22.0 cm). Volume I(I-VII), II(VIII-XV). In new protective wrapper with original wrapper text printed.l A very rare work by Johann Wilhelm Karl Adolph Freiherr von Hüpsch (ca. 1730-1805). As far as we know these are all the plates that were ever published. According to the publisher, Raspe, the plates of the second part had been in his possession for more than 20 years. He states that there should be an accompanying manuscript in the estate of Von Hüpsch, but this was never found (see the front wrapper to part II, titled "Zweiter Theil. Vorläufige Abbildungen von Tab. VIII. bis XV, which is provided here in reproduction). The text of the first part was published in 1781, but is not included here. The work contains the first illustration of Ordovician receptaculitid algae, or sponges - this has been debated ever since. Other illustrations include Mesozoic cephalopods, gastropods, bivalves, sea urchins, sponges, etc. There are known to be copies of the first part in which not all the plates are hand-coloured. A very good set. Very rare, not in any major reference work.

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        Esercizj di Missione Del P. M. Fra Domenico Serio dell'Ordine de' Predicatori ex-Vicario Generale della Provincia delle due Calabrie, Esaminator Sinodale, e Consultore del S. Ufficio, ec. Opera utilissima a Missionarj, Predicatori, Parrochi, e Confessori, ed a chiunque brama

      A spese Remondini di Venezia - Bassano, 1781. ITALIANO 0,64 Volume della seconda metà del '700 in 4°, buono stato, coperta semirigida in pergamena, macchie, abrasione, tracce di fioritura sparsa, tagli puntinati in celeste, pagine in ottimo stato. Belle marche tipografiche su frontespizi. Eleganti testatina, capolettera e finalino in nero. Presenta testo su due colonne, segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Indice intonso. "Edizione Sesta, nella quale sono aggiunti dall'Autore nove Sermoni per la sera, nel tempo della disciplina, e molti Sentimenti di notte." USATO

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        Leaf: Consecration of synagogue and Sefer Torah in Clapton, London

      London 1781 - A single leaf consecration of of a synagogue and Sefer Torah in Clapton, now part of London. The author, based on the acrostic, is Yechiel be Yehuda Leib Prager. I found members of the extended family but not him. On the bottom is the name Shmuel ben Gedaliya Levi

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        Materia Medica oder Lehre von den Arzneimitteln mit eignen neuen Verbesserungen und Vermehrungen des Verfassers aus dem Englischen, mit Zusätzen versehen von J. P. Ebeling.

      Leipzig, Weygand, 1781. 8°. Mit gest. Titelvignette. 2 Bll., 524 S. - Angeb. - Salchow, Ulrich Christoph. [...] theilet einige Chirurgische Beobachtungen mit, welche von ihm zur Bestätigung der Wahrheit der von dem Herrn Doctor Bilguer angegebenen unnöthigen Amputation und des von dem Herrn Goulard gerühmten Nutzens der Bleymittel angestellet worden sind. 3. u. verm. Auflage. Altona, J. H. S. Hellmann, 1784. Mit einer gest. Druckermarke. 14 Bll., 162 S., Ldr. d. Zt. m. reicher Rückenverg., goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. Ad 1) Erste dt. Ausgabe. - Der dekorative Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Tlw. schwach gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - 1) Vgl. Blake 104 (Ausgabe 1790). - 2) Blake 398; Hirsch/H. IV, 955. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Cullen, Materia Medica oder Lehre von den Arzneimitteln, Ebeling, Salchow, Chirurgische Beobachtungen

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        Die Räuber, ein Trauerspiel. Neue für die Mannheimer Bühne verbesserte Original-Auflage.

      166 Seiten. 17,3 x 10,8 cm. Neuer Halblederband mit marmoriertem Bezugspapier, goldgeprägter Rückentitel, Schuber. 1781 erstmals erschienen, waren die Räuber zunächst nur als Lesedrama und nicht für das Theater konzipiert. Schiller bearbeitete den Text im folgenden Jahr für die Aufführung auf der Mannheimer Bühne. Hier die dritte Auflage dieser Bühnenfassung. -- Der angebotene, dekorativ neu aufgebundene Band am Rücken schwach berieben die Fehlstellen an mehreren Seitenrändern vom Papierrestaurator professionell ergänzt. Titelseite und letztes Blatt mit kleinem Besitzstempel, eine Seite mit Bleistiftkrakelei.

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        Ansicht vom Graben gegen den Kohlmarkt/ Vue du Graben vers les Kohlmarkt

      Artist: Schütz C ; issued in : Vienna; date: 1781 - - technic: Copper print- Aquatinta; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 28,5 x 41 - description: Representation of the Kohlmarket in Vienna

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        Critik der reinen Vernunft.

      Riga: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch,, 1781. Octavo (197 x 120 mm). Contemporary half calf, marbled black paper boards, brown paper label to spine lettered in gilt, compartments decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges red. Woodcut title vignette, decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces, and initials. Berlin bookseller's ticket to front free endpaper, contemporary inscription to front blank and a couple of neat pencil annotations to title page. Joints skilfully repaired, wear to extremities, contents bright, a very good copy. First edition of one of the most influential philosophy books ever published, the first version of the Critique of Pure Reason. "Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy. Of the two main systems which preceded his own, Kant had little or no sympathy with the metaphysical categorization of the Cartesians, and inclined more to the empirical methods of Locke and Leibniz … The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realized in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of 'pure reason'; and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame" (PMM).

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        L'Arcadie.

      Angers : Pavie 1781 - Plaquette in-120 relié demi-basane, 160 pages. .Edition originale du second livre de Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, illustrée en frontispice d'une ravissante gravure sur acier non signée, représentant trois personnages devant une maison, avec cette légende: Dès qu'elle aperçut des étrangers, elle baissa les yeux et se mit à rougir. Dans l'Arcadie (Angers, 1781, in-18), sorte de poème en prose, Bernardin décrit la république idéale qu'il rêvait. Dans les Études de la nature (Paris, 1784, 3 vol. in-12), il a, suivant ses propres paroles, d'abord eu l'idée d'écrire une histoire générale de la nature mais, renonçant à un plan trop vaste, il s'est borné à en rassembler quelques portions. Dans la première partie, dirigée contre les athées, dont il fait des partisans du désordre et du hasard, il leur oppose l'ordre et l'harmonie de la Nature, où il trouve d'admirables thèmes pour son talent. Vers la dixième étude, il commence plus directement l'exposition de ses vues et des harmonies telles qu'il les conçoit : le jeu des contrastes, des consonances et des reflets en toutes choses. La dernière partie de l'ouvrage est surtout relative à la société, à ses maux et aux remèdes qu'on y peut apporter. Le mérite et l'originalité de l'auteur est d'y substituer, d'un bout à l'autre, le sentiment, l'éloquence, le charme des tableaux à la science. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Critik der reinen Vernunft.

      Riga: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1781 - Octavo (197 x 120 mm). Contemporary half calf, marbled black paper boards, brown paper label to spine lettered in gilt, compartments decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges red. Berlin bookseller's ticket to front free endpaper, contemporary inscription to front blank and a couple of neat pencil annotations to title page. Joints skilfully repaired, wear to extremities, contents bright, a very good copy. Woodcut title vignette, decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces, and initials. First edition of one of the most influential philosophy books ever published, the first version of the Critique of Pure Reason. "Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy. Of the two main systems which preceded his own, Kant had little or no sympathy with the metaphysical categorization of the Cartesians, and inclined more to the empirical methods of Locke and Leibniz The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realized in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of 'pure reason'; and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame" (PMM). Norman 1197; Printing and the Mind of Man 226; Warda 59. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lettre autographe inédite : « Plus j'y réfléchis pourtant plus je trouve qu'il faut être d'une belle impudence pour oser écrire à un malheureux qui souffre... »

      1781. s.l. (Vincennes) s.d. (circa 1781), 15,7x20,1cm, une feuille. - s.l. (Vincennes) s.d. (circa 1781), 15,7x20,1cm, une feuille. - lettera manoscritto autografo non firmato, una pagina scritta in inchiostro, bella scrittura su 31 linee. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Lettre autographe inédite, non signée du Marquis de Sade adressée à sa femme. Une page rédigée à l'encre, écriture serrée sur 31 lignes. Cette lettre a été rédigée lors de l'incarcération de Sade à Vincennes, probablement en avril 1781, si l'on en croit les quelques repères temporels évoqués par le rédacteur lui-même. Le Marquis parle en effet de la fin de l'« exil de Marseille », faisant ainsi référence à la décision de la cour d'Aix-en-Provence qui, le 14 juillet 1778, casse le jugement pour débauche et libertinage, mais lui interdit d'habiter ou de fréquenter la cité phocéenne pour une durée de trois ans. Sade revient en outre sur l'un des épisodes marquants de sa vie, sa cavale italienne, qui eut lieu entre janvier et novembre 1776 : « il valait autant me tuer tout d'un coup ou me laisser dans le pays étranger quand j'y étais ». Le Marquis évoque également « l'étonnante faveur » qui lui est faite « de changer de bercail », c'est-à-dire sa possible translation au fort de Montélimar. En avril 1781, Madame de Sade obtient du Roi, par l'intermédiaire de son amie Madame de Sorans, l'autorisation que son mari soit transféré à la prison montilienne. Le Marquis explique dans la lettre : « je trouve qu'il faut être d'une belle impudence pour oser écrire à un malheureux qui souffre depuis neuf ans [...] de remercier bien humblement la personne qui lui obtint l'étonnante faveur de changer de bercail ». Sade fait sans doute ici référence à cette fameuse Madame de Sorans, dame de compagnie de la s

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        The Trial of the Right Honourable Lady Maria Bayntun, Daughter of.

      1781 - "Violating Her Conjugal Vow" [Trial]. Bayntun-Rolt, Maria Alicia Coventry, Lady. The Trial of the Right Honourable Lady Maria Bayntun, Daughter of the Right Hon. George William, Earl of Coventry, And Wife of Andrew Bayntun, Esq; Son of Sir Edward Bayntun, Baronet, In the Arches Court at Doctors Commons, For Committing the Crime of Adultery, And Violating Her Conjugal Vow. To Which is Added, A Very Pathetic and Affecting Letter, From Lady Maria to Her Husband, After the Discovery of Her Illicit Amours. London: printed for the editor, and sold by G. Lister, [1781?]. 103, [1] pp. Includes one-page publisher list. Copperplate frontispiece. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent period-style three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title and gilt-edged raised bands to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves. * Only edition. A colorful account, with ten supporting depositions, of Lady Maria Bayntun's unfaithfulness to her husband, Andrew Bayntun. Andrew's nephew, John Allen Cooper, a recent veteran of the American Revolution, had moved into the Bayntun Household and, soon after, Lady Bayntun's bed, when Mr. Bayntun was away. The servants conspired to reveal the affair and Mr. Baynton sued for divorce. OCLC locates 4 copies in North America, 2 in law libraries (Osgoode Hall, University of Minnesota). English Short-Title Catalogue T95762. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Taktische Grundsätze und Anweisung zu militärischen Evolution. Von der Hand eines berühmten Generals

      - Engraved vignette on title & 13 folding engraved plates. 6 p.l., 260 pp. 8vo, cont. marbled half-sheep & paste-paper boards, spine richly gilt, contrasting leather lettering pieces on spine. Frankfurt & Leipzig: 1781. First edition of this important work. Saldern (1719-85), Prussian soldier and military writer, was one of Frederick the Great's leading generals. Upon retirement, he wrote a series of books on military tactics which had a wide influence in Germany and England. Fine copy from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. ? Jähns 2529-"Man hat zuweilen die ganze Infanterietaktik der fridericianischen Spätzeit kurzweg als 'Saldernsche Taktik' bezeichnet.". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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