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        La Comtesse de Polignac.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur., 1781.. XXX. 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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        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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        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.".

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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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        SYSTEME DE LA NATURE OU DES LOIX DU MONDE PHYSIQUE & DU MONDE MORAL. Nouvelle édition 1781.

      - À Londres, 1781. 2 tomes reliés en 1 volume in-8 relié plein veau raciné de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs avec pièce de titre et titre doré, orné de caissons et fleurons dorés, toutes tranches rouges. 316 pp + 2ff et 385 pp + 2 pp. C'est l'?uvre la plus célèbre du baron d'Holbach (pour laquelle il a été très probablement assisté par Diderot), où il expose sa théorie du Matérialisme. D'Holbach a contribué par quelque quatre cents articles à l'Encyclopédie de son ami et confrère de longue date Denis Diderot. Diderot, d'Alembert, Helvetius, Voltaire et d'autres philosophes se rencontraient fréquemment dans la demeure du baron, devenue ainsi le "Café de l'Europe" (parmi ses visiteurs étrangers, Wilkes, Hume et Sterne). Dans son système, Holbach rejette le dualisme cartésien de l'esprit et du corps et tente d'expliquer tous les phénomènes, physiques et mentaux, en termes de matière en mouvement. Il rejette la religion, qu'il considère comme une influence tout à fait néfaste, et il essaye de présenter une alternative souhaitable, en élaborant toute une philosophie éthique et politique qu'il a développée dans ses travaux ultérieurs. D'Holbach n'a peut-être pas été un grand penseur original (ses idées importantes se trouvent chez ses prédécesseurs tels que Hobbes, Locke et La Mettrie), mais en combinant différents éléments de leur pensée, il a atteint une position extrême dans la libre pensée du XVIIIe siècle. En fait, le présent ouvrage a provoqué une rupture parmi les philosophes, les divisant entre Déistes et Athées, et a même incité Voltaire à répondre en défense de la religion. Les pages 339-385 du tome 2 contiennent l'Abrégé du Code de la Nature et le Réquisitoire du 18 août 1770. Coiffes et mors très légèrement frottés, quelques petits trous de vers aux niveaux des coiffes. Intérieur frais et propre, pages sans rousseurs. Un très bon exemplaire. - Poids livre : 536 g [Attributes: 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. 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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        Historie de l`admirable Don Quichotte de la Manche, en VI. Volumes. Tome premier - Tome sixieme.

      Rouen, Pierre Machuel, 1781. 6 Bde. XV + 5 n.n. + 397 + 2, 400 + 3, 403 + 5, 4 n.n. + 488, 4 n.n. + 451, 4 n.n. + 452 S. Kanzleipappband der Zeit. Nouvelle Edition: Revue, corrigée et augmentée: mit 31 Kupfertafeln (nach Coypel?). In franz. Sprache. (Übs. v. Filleau de Saint-Martin). Titel in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt. - Fraßspuren in den Gelenke größtenteils fachmännisch m. Japanpapier geschlossen, stock- u. fingerfleckig, Gbrsp. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Alte Literatur

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        l'Espagne suivant l'étendue de tous ses royaumes et principautés, compris sous les couronnes de Castille, d'Aragon et de Portugal.Paris, Hubert Jaillot, 1716. Engraved map in 4 sheets (each measuring ca. 56 x 76.5 cm; map would measure ca. 98 x 117 cm. if assembled) on a scale of ca. 1:1,000,000, engraved by Cordier. With title in a decorated cartouche engraved by Tardieu on the bottom right and scales in a cartouche on the bottom left.

      Cf. Palau 122781 (1781); Pastoureau, Jailot II 167-170 (atlas 1695) & 183 (part 2 atlas 1704). Third(?) state of large map of Spain and Portugal in four sheets, including the Balearic Islands and the northwest coast of Africa, with general topographic names in French and place names in Spanish. The first undated state was issued in Jaillot's Atlas Francois contenant les cartes geographiques, followed by an issue dated 1711, the present from 1716 and another by Dezauche in 1781. Very good copy of this large map, with the sheets folded once and a few small restored tears.

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        Nuova Pianta di Roma in prospettiva

      Roma 1781 - La Nuova Pianta di Roma in prospettiva, fu pubblicata da Vasi nel 1781, e rappresenta uno degli ultimi lavori dell'artista prima della sua morte, l'anno successivo. Il titolo e la dedica, si leggono nel margine inferiore, sulla destra "Nuova Pianta di Roma in prospettiva. Dedicata a sua eccellenza il principe d. Abondio Rezzonico senatore di Roma dall'umilissimo, devotissimo, ed obbligatissimo servitore il cav. Giuseppe Vasi l'anno. 1781." La Nuova Pianta, più che una mappa in senso stretto, è piuttosto una veduta a volo d'uccello con oltre 300 punti d'interesse identificabili. Probabilmente la Pianta fu concepita per accompagnare l'Itinerario, pubblicato 18 anni prima. Le indicazioni toponomastiche si trovano parte nella pianta, parte in una rubrica dal titolo: "Indice degli edifici, e siti più cospicui di Roma correlativi ai dieci libri, e al gran prospetto della medesima città, incisi, e pubblicati dall'istesso cav. G. Vasi". A differenza del celebre Prospetto dell'Alma Città di Roma, o anche delle stesse vedute delle Magnificenze, questa pianta del Vasi non è particolarmente originale. Il modello di riferimento è chiaramente la pianta piccola di G.B. Falda del 1667, a proiezione verticale con elevazione, e con l'Oriente in alto. Le dimensioni sono all'incirca le stesse, così come anche le mura di confine della città ricalcano quelle del Falda, senza tener conto degli aggiornamenti registrati nella mappa del Nolli, pubblicata nel 1748, ma aggiornandola invece sulla base delle sue conoscenze della città. In questo senso, il titolo di Nuova Pianta è veritiero perché se lo stile cartografico è quello del Cartaro, se la proiezione, l'orientazione e più in generale la forma, richiamato il modello del Falda, la mappa del Vasi non registra né la Roma tardo cinquecentesca del Cartaro né quella tardo- seicentesca di Falda, ma la Roma di fine settecento, nota all'autore. Incisione su rame, impressa su carta vergata coeva e suddivisa in segmenti applicati su tela e più volte ripiegati, alcuni fori di tarlo nella parte superiore, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. The Nuova Pianta by Vasi was published 18 years after the Itinerario and follows an earlier, smaller version, the Nuova Pianta di Roma (piccola) which was first published in 1667. Evidently, the later map was conceived as a companion for the Itinerario and although the numbered sites do not correspond to the text in the Itinerario, they do traverse the city in a similar manner. The map itself is modeled after Falda's 1676 Pianta di Roma which shows the city as a plan projection view with the traditional east orientation (i.e., east is at the top of the page). The matrici (copper plates) of Falda's map were subsequently revised on four different occassions, the last of which was authored by Giuseppe Vasi in 1781. It is not a map in a technical sense, it is rather a bird's eye view with more than 300 points of interest clearly identified. The view is taken from the West, so top is East, left is North and right is South. Copperplate, printed on contemporary laid paper, laid down on canvas and folded, some worm holes in the top right, otherwise in good condition. Frutaz, Le piante di Roma, CLXXIV; J. Maier, Giuseppe Vasi’s Nuova PiaNta di Roma (1781): Cartography, prints, and power in Settecento Rome. Dimensioni 925 670mm

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        Pfannenflicker'.

      - Kupferstich v. Franz Assner n. Prof. Christian H. Brand, dat. 1781, 34,5 x 24 Pfannenflicker aus der seltenen Serie der Wiener Kaufrufe.

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        Historie de l'admirable Don Quichotte de la Manche, en VI. Volumes. Tome premier - Tome sixieme.

      Rouen, Pierre Machuel. 1781 - 6 Bde. XV + 5 n.n. + 397 + 2, 400 + 3, 403 + 5, 4 n.n. + 488, 4 n.n. + 451, 4 n.n. + 452 S. Kanzleipappband der Zeit. Nouvelle Edition: Revue, corrigée et augmentée: mit 31 Kupfertafeln (nach Coypel?). In franz. Sprache. (Übs. v. Filleau de Saint-Martin). Titel in Rot und Schwarz gedruckt. - Fraßspuren in den Gelenke größtenteils fachmännisch m. Japanpapier geschlossen, stock- u. fingerfleckig, Gbrsp. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cantabrigia Depicta, A Concise and Accurate Description of the University and Town of Cambridge and its Environs , A Concise and Accurate Description of the University, Town and County of Cambridge., An Account of King's College-Chapel in Cambridge. [3 volumes in 1]

      Printed by J. Archdeacon (Printer to the University) 1781 and 1779, Cambridge - , first volume with iv, 120 pages, second volume with iv, 164 pages, third volume with 88 pages, illustrated with 2 black and white maps and 21 plates across all volumes, also with 1 black and white illustration within the text New Edition and Reprints , scorch marks to spine and corners of boards, inner front and rear hinges cracked, internally pages and illustrations nice and clean with edges slightly tanned, tear to page 117/118 but with no loss of text, overall in good + condition , half calf and marbeld paper, gilt and blindstamped decoration on spine, gilt title to red title label on spine , in sixes, 19 x 11 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tratado de los Socorros de los Pobres

      Benito Monfort, Valencia 1781 - Traducido en Castellano por el Dr. Juan de Gonzalo, Nieto, Ivarra. Pergamino de época en buen estado, con pequeña falta en lomo, formato 4º. XXXIV-VI-250 p. Anteportada manchada, portada con grabado, últimas hojas con mancha en el margen sin afectar al texto. Ejemplar con sellos del ya desaparecido Ministerio de la Gobernación. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Kl.-8. 128 S. Neuerer Pappband m. grünem Kleisterpapierbezug. Einbd. in gutem Zustand, Sign. v. alter Hd. auf Titel, ersten Ss. wasserrandig, Papier gebräunt. Wolfstieg 6775 nicht bei Goedeke. Selten. Einer von drei in der Kollation abweichenden Drucken des Jahres 1781. Unter Pseudonym erschienenes Traktat des deutschen Schriftstellers Adolph Frhr. v. Knigge gegen die Rosenkreuzer. Enthält: Bemerkungen über die boshaften und gefährlichen Grundsätze der zerstöhrten Gesellschaft Jesu, aus ihrer Geschichte, ihren Sitten und andern sichern Quellen gezogen. / Ein Brief über die Freymaurerey, von einem erfahrnen Mitgliede dieses Ordens an einen profanen Freund geschrieben. / Zuverläßige Nachrichten über die Aechtheit der heutigen deutschen Rosencreutzer. - Der deutsche Schriftsteller und Aufklärer Adolph Freiherr von Knigge (1752-1796) war eine zentrale Figur im Geheimbundwesen seiner Zeit. Als Gründer eines Freundschaftsordens, Mitglied mehrerer Freimaurerlogen und des radikalaufklärerischen Illuminatenordens war er an den wichtigen einschlägigen Bewegungen seiner Zeit beteiligt. K. wurde 1780 Illuminat und bekam vom Ordensgründer Adam Weishaupt den Auftrag, den Orden in Norddeutschland aufzubauen, wobei es dem rastlosen und geschickten Organisator gelang, rund 500 Mitglieder anzuwerben.

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        Orthographia, ou Arte de Escrever, e pronunciar com acerto a Lingua Portugueza para uso do Excellentissimo Duque de Lafoens . . . Divide-se em tres partes, A primeira, de cada huma das letras, e da sua pronunciaçaõ. Das vogaes, e Dithongos. Dos accentos, ou tons da pronunciação. A segunda de como se dividem as palavras. Da pontuação, algumas abbreviaturas, conta dos Romanos, e Latinos, Calendas, Nonas, e Idos. A terceira dos erros do vulgo, e emendas da Orthografia, no escrever, e pronunciar toda a lingua Portugueza, verbos irregulares, palavras dubias, e as suas significaçoens. Huma breve instrucçaõ para os Mestres das Eschólas. Terceiro impresssaõ mais correcta

      Lisbon: Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1781. Contemporary calf (head of spine defective, foot of spine worn).. Small piece torn from lower margin of title p., slight traces of worming in outer margin of pp. (1) - 20 & lower margin of pp. 33 - 56 & pp. 271 - 298, a few ink stains on pp. 254-55.. Father Madureira Feijó's grammer was held to be the most authorative work on the subject, according to Innocêncio, and it was often reprinted. The work is divided into three parts, the first dealing with spelling, the second with the division of words and punctuation, and the third, which also takes the form of a dictionary, with errors in spelling and pronunciation. Innocêncio III, 422 & X, 319. Welsh 2598 (1815 edition).[removed][removed]

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        Vaderlandsch A-B boek voor de Nederlandsche jeugd & Eerste beginsels van het cyfferen en van alle kunsten en handwerken & Spel- en lees-oefeningen.

      W. Holtrop, Amsterdam 1781 - [xxxiv], 58, [ii] pp. An engraved title page, full-page illustration with alphabets, 27 half-page engravings and a further 4 full-page engravings. *Waller 1639; *Buijnsters BNK 38 This book was published and used in a time when the Netherlands was in economic and moral decline. The author hoped to instill patriotic duty and accomplish a re-orientation of society's moral stance. To that end, the alphabet is illustrated with more or less ideologically chosen keyword, that was accompanied by an illustration, a two-line poem and a prose piece. This way, the glory of the Enlightenment was communicated to the young mind, page after page. As opposed to the earlier Haneboek (another educational work), the Vaderlandsch A-B boek was mostly devoid of Biblical matter. Alhtough the texts themselves might seem crudely political to the modern eye, one must bear in mind that this trend-setting schoolbook tried to break through odl values. For a thorough essay on Dutch A.B.C. books see Ter Linden, De Vries & Welsink: "A is een Aapje" (Amsterdam, 1995). Half cloth with marbled boards. Cover condition: Good: ex-library (ticket to front and tail of the spine, the ticket to the spine taped over), spine with a small split, edges rubbed. Inside condition: Very good: rubber stamp to the verso of the title, and on the final page. Jan Hendrik Swildens (Voerendaal 1745 - Amsterdam 1809) was a Dutch professor of law in Franeker. He was also a philosopher of the Enlightenment, who had a special interest in educational problems. His ideas on education are in part assimilated into the 1806 Education Act. Other important works by Swildens are: Bardietjes (1779 - unrhymed lyrical poetry) and Godsdienstig staatsboek (1803). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Commodore de Flore. VIII.

      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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        Les Sonnettes, ou mémoires de Monsieur Le Marquis D***

      [Cazin], Londres [Paris] 1781 - Third edition. Auxquels on a joint l'Histoire d'une Comédienne, qui a quitté le Spectacle; & l'Origine des Bijoux indiscrets, Conte. [2], 212pp. 1 vols. 16mo. " . tout à fait séduisante . " A classic of galanterie, this is the first edition which contains L'HISTOIRE d'UNE COMEDIENNE, by le Comte de Caylus, with separate title page but continuous pagination. Gay cites a contemporary critic, Clément, who remarked on LES SONNETTES: "Voici une jolie petite nouvelle . Ces mémoires sont écrits avec avec une gaieté d'imagination tout à fait séduisante . " Barbier III: 530b; Gay III: 1134 Contemporary calf, red leather spine label. Small marginal stain at lower right corner throughout, otherwise very good Auxquels on a joint l'Histoire d'une Comédienne, qui a quitté le Spectacle; & l'Origine des Bijoux indiscrets, Conte. [2], 212pp. 1 vols. 16mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Physicalische Und Medicinische Abhandlungen Der Koniglichen Academie Der Wissenschaften Zu Berlin

      Gotha : Bey C.W. Ettinger 1781 - 4 volume set. 3/4 contemporary leather binding with gilt labels and flourishes. 8vo. Good solid bindings with some rubbing and shelf wear to covers. Internally excellent with clean, unmarked pages. Fold-out plates present at rear. All volumes appear complete: Vol. 1 has 26 fold-out figures; Vol. 2 has 63 figures; Vol. 3 has 15 figures; Vol. 4 has 12 figures. 116 fold out figures in total.The set comprises physical and medical papers of the Royal Academy of Sciences, an institute formed by Frederick the Great of Prussia. The papers were published during a time of scientific advancement in the country, and soon after the institution was world-renowned for its contributions to science. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lehr-Buch über das Natur-System so weit es das Thierreich angehet. In einem vollständigen Auszuge der Müllerischen Ausgabe. Erster(-Zweiter) Band.

      Linné, Carl von. Lehr-Buch über das Natur-System so weit es das Thierreich angehet. In einem vollständigen Auszuge der Müllerischen Ausgabe. Erster(-Zweiter) Band. Nürnberg, Raspe 1781(-82). VI, 688 SS., 2 Bll. IV, 636 SS., 22 Bll. Mit gest. Frontispiz u. 42, meist gefalt., Kupfertafeln. 8. Halblederbde. d. Zt. mit Rückenschildchen- u. vergoldung. Selten. - Wenige Blätter mit ganz schwachem Wasserrand. Einbände leicht berieben. - Sehr schönes Exemplar der seltenen Ausgabe.

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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. Autograph letter unsigned manuscript, a page written in ink, fine writing on 31 lines. s.l. (Vincennes) s.d. (circa 1781) 15,7x20,1cm une feuille

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        L'art des accouchemens.

      Paris: Mequignon, 1781. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 volumes, 8vo (190-194x120-125 mm). [i-iv] v-lvi, [1] 2-610; [i-v] vi-xvi, [1] 2-422 pp., including half titles and 14 engraved folding plates by Jean-Jacques Avril (5 in first and 9 in second volume). Contemporary mottled calf, spines richly gilt with morocco label gilt (outer front hinge of second volume cracked, spines and boards rubbed, corners bumped), red-dyed edges, slight deviation in size of book blocks and covers and thus appearance of spines, but both volumes certainly from the same binder. Marbled endpapers, text and plates with minor toning and occasional spotting, a few ink markings to fore margin and a few small wormholes to lower margin of first volume, little browning of plate margins in second volume. ----Norman 138; Garrison-Morton 6255; Heirs of Hippocrates 115; Blake/NLM 34; Wellcome II, p.115. - FIRST EDITION. "Baudelocque is associated with the technique of pelvic mensuration, the principles of which had been developed by Smellie... He invented a pelvimeter, and taught that the antero-posterior diameter of the pelvis could be reliably estimated by measuring the external conjugate of the pelvis, now usually referred to as 'Baudelocque's diameter.' This doctrine held sway until the advent of x-rays, which revealed its inadequacy." (Norman 138). Very Good.

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        Conjecture Upon the Nature and Motion of Meteors

      1781. First Edition . Clap, Thomas. Conjectures Upon the Nature and Motion of Meteors, Which Are Above the Atmosphere. Norwich. Printed by John Trumbull, 1781. Slim quarto, original self wrappers, disbound, uncut; pp. 13 (3). $2750.First and only separate publication of the first American work devoted solely to the subject of meteors, by YaleÂ’s Thomas Clap—“the coloniesÂ’ most serious student of meteors,” scarce in original wrappers.This pioneering early American work on meteors, the first American work singly devoted to the subject, was authored by Thomas Clap, who served over 26 years as both rector and president of Yale (1740-66), and is considered a “‘founding fatherÂ’ of American science” (Tucker, ISIS). As “the coloniesÂ’ most serious student of meteors, ClapÂ’s interest appears to have been aroused by the meteor of 1742.” In April 1759 he tracked the course of HalleyÂ’s comet, and in the 1750s developed a theory that meteors shared several characteristics with comets such that they could orbit the earth at a close distance without ever crashing into it. His Conjectures uponÂ…Meteors initially circulated privately “among his colonial correspondents in 1756. Later he sent it (March 1, 1763) to Dr. John Pringle, who was himself something of an authority on meteors, and Pringle presented it to the Royal SocietyÂ… at meetings of the Society held on June 7, 21 and July 5, 1764” (Stearns, Science in the British Colonies of America, 542). This exceptional edition is the first and only separate publication, published 15 years after ClapÂ’s death. With half title; with illustrated diagram on rear leaf showing ClapÂ’s theory of a meteorÂ’s orbit. Evans 17113. Several small numerical notations on half title.Several leaves detached and mild dampstaining. A scarce, extremely good copy of a valuable early contribution to American science.

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        La Comtesse de Marsan. Plate XIV.

      Paris: chez l'auteur, 1781 - 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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        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. - 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 avec sa belle-sœur Anne-Prospère de Launay, 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 sœur de Louis XVI et amie de sa femme qui, par esprit romanesque, acceptera d'intercéder en sa faveur auprès du Roi. C'est au commissaire Le Noir, cité dans cette lettre, que Renée-Pélagie laisse le soin d'annoncer la nouvelle au détenu : « Ah je vois ce que c'est à présent que votre belle visite de M. Lenoir, je suis accoutumé à le voir en milieu de mes détentions ». Bien que, comme le souligne Pauvert (in Sade vivant), ce changement de « bercail » occupe grandement les pensées du Marquis et ses lettres, ce dernier n'y sera jamais envoyé, préférant rester dans les geôles du donjon de Vincennes. Sade est enfermé depuis maintenant plusieurs années et cette lettre tout en mouvements trahit sa soif de liberté. Cette lettre a été rédigée au moment où Madame de Sade s'est retirée au couvent Sainte-Aure. Si elle appréhende cette retraite comme une libération du carcan marital, le Marquis est quant à lui obsédé par l'idée de sa sortie et évoque d'ailleurs une possible date de libération : octobre 1783. Cette longue incarcération commencée en 1777 durera pourtant jusqu'en avril 1790, date de l'abolition des lettres de cachet. Les visites de Madame de Sade ne seront quant à elles rétablies par l'administration carcérale que le 13 juillet 1781, après quatre ans et cinq mois de séparation. Plusieurs des grands thèmes de la correspondance sadienne transparaissent déjà dans cette lettre des premières années de détention. Tout d'abord, la haine éprouvée à l'encontre de sa belle-mère, la Présidente de Montreuil, cette « exécrable coquine qui [lui] suce [le] sang [.] déshonore [ses] enfants [qui] n'est pas encore rassasiée de faire des horreurs et des platitudes » et qu'il a le désir « de faire noyer vive ». Le Marquis s'y plaint en outre de sa mauvaise condition physique : « la tête me tourne et je n'ai pas besoin dans l'état où je suis d'une augmentation de chagrin » et utilise des épithètes toutes sadiennes pour exprimer son désespoir : « un malheureux qui souffre depuis neuf ans », « qu'ai-je fait grand dieu qu'ai-je fait pour souffrir depuis douze ans ». Provenance : archives de la famille. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Autograph letter unsigned manuscript, a page written in ink, fine writing on 31 lines. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Les Essais

      aux depends de la compagnie, Amsterdam 1781 - "Nouvelle edition" 3 vols. 8vo. Matthew Arnold's copy. Matthew Arnold's copy, with his bookplate in each volume. Contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, marbled edges. Covers of vols 1 and 3 detached, spines chipped with some loss, edgewear and chipping to boards, internally clean

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        Memoires sur la Derniere Guerre de l'Amerique Septentrionale, entre France et l'Angleterre. Suivis d'Observations,dont plusiers sont relatives au theatre actuel de la Guerre, & denouveaux dŠtails sur les moeurs & les usages des Sauvages, avec desCartes To

      Yverdon. 1781.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo. 16cm, in 3 volumes, xli,184& [4],308 & [4],379,[1]pp, with 3 folding engraved maps, complete withhalf titles in all three volumes, title vignettes and ornaments, in fullbrown calf, raised bands, blind ruled borders on the boards, crushedcrimson morocco label, gilt titles, several neat nineteenth centuryannotations in the margins in the last part of volume two, a fine cleanset. (cgc) T.P.L 6586. Sabin 64707. Howes P516. Streeter II;1033. Lande716. Dionne 849. Vlach 599. - First edition of the most importantFrench authority on the Seven Years War in North America. Pouchot, anengineer and a soldier, was entrusted with rebuilding the defenses ofFort Niagara, where he became commandant. Although he considered the fortimpregnable, he was forced to surrender to Sir William Johnson in July,1759. After an exchange of prisoners, he was put in charge of Fort Leviswhere he capitulated to the superior forces of General Amherst in July,1760. Upon his return to France, he was accused of having shared in thecorruption which led to the loss of Canada. These memoirs were writtenwith the motive of self vindication and are an invaluable record of theWar, especially of the sieges of Fort Niagara and Fort Levis. In them hediscusses the corruption in the colonial administration, the morale ofthe French troops, as well as giving a lengthy and detailed account ofthe topography of Canada, of the modes of Indian warfare, and of themanners and customs of the Indians. The engraved maps include a plan ofFort Niagara and Pouchot's defences; a map of part of the St. LawrenceRiver showing Fort Levis and the adjacent islands with the position ofLord Amherst's flotilla; and a large map of the entire French and Englishfrontier from Montreal to Fort Du Quesne. Unobtrusive inked annotations,probably 19th century, on the large map appear to indicate part of thecampaign studied by a previously unidentified owner. They highlight theroute from Lake Ontario to Montreal. Also, there are several neatly inkedmarginalia toward the end of volume II, where the battle at Fort Levisis described by Pouchot. The notes contradict Pouchot by citingreferences to Mante and other contemporary writers. .

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        Révolution de l'Amerique

      London: Lockyer Davis, 1781. First edition. Frontispiece. xiv, [2], 183, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Nineteenth century half leather over cloth boards. Joints cracked, corners rubbed, slightly foxed, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. Frontispiece. xiv, [2], 183, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Adams and Howes disagree as to which of the two issues of this title appeared first (both issued in 1781). The present copy includes the portrait frontispiece of Raynal. Sabin 68102; Howes R85; Reese Revolutionary 68

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        Le Trésor des almanachs, Etrennes nationales, curieuses, nécessaires et agréables.

      Paris: Cailleau, 1781. 24mo (binding size 98 x 60 mm). Collation: [A]8 B-I8 (nested quires, sewing between I4 and I5). 143, [1] pp. Woodcut allegorical frontispiece, title printed in red and black, 12 woodcut vignettes, rule page borders throughout. Publisher's case binding of red morocco with large green morocco panels on each cover gold-blocked with a rococo design incorporating a flowering vase, at its foot a sheath and an arrow, spine gilt, pastedowns of orange Dutch-gilt paper, gilt edges (text block inserted into binding upside down).*** A compact and informative pocket almanac, published from 1779 to 1793. Economically printed in very small types, Cailleau's almanac is packed with information on the history of the monarchy, administrative and ecclesiastical hierarchies, episcopal cities throughout Europe, upcoming events in Paris, exchange rates, courrier schedules, and so on. Even the preliminary leaves waste no space: the first and last pages, blank except for the page border, function as flyleaves, with the Table of contents on the verso (p. [2]), a half-title on p. [3], the frontispiece on p. [4] (showing Love presenting a medallion of Louis XVI to France, according to Grand-Carteret), and the title on p. [5], followed by the calendar. The monthly calendars are printed on versos each facing a page containing a paragraph on a different topic, illustrated with a vignette at top showing putti engaged in relevant activities, and followed by a list of Curiosités, consisting of processions, festivals, fairs, etc. to be held in and around Paris. The monthly topics are Religion, Writing, Eloquence, History, Natural History, Chemistry, Dance, Tragedy, the Art of Equitation, Fencing or the Art of Arms, Physics, and Watch-Making (L'Horlogerie). Following the calendar is a "Curious Glimpse of the Theatre of the Present War" (pp. 32-35), describing 14 American "provinces," as seen from French eyes, ignoring most of the Colonial divisions (e.g., la Nouvelle Ecosse ou l'Acadie, la Nouvelle Angleterre, la Floride Anglaise, la Louisiane), and including Jamaica and several parts of Canada (described as "almost as large as Europe"). Noteworthy is a perplexing description of Nouvelle Yorck, "on the Hudson, in the Isle de Mahanatan," and of which "Neuf-Yorck is the capital." Other sections and tables of interest, some printed longitudinally, include a list of 29 Academies and 7 Literary Societies in Paris and other parts of France (p. 105), and a 2-page table of public and private libraries in Paris, including the year each was founded, name of the founder, number of printed volumes, number of manuscript volumes, location and opening times. Grand-Carteret 617.

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        Socratic Discourse on Truth and Faithfulness; in Which the Nature, Extent, and Obligation, Together With the Various Branches and Subordinations of These Moral Duties are Explained, Illustrated, and Enforced By Examples: Being the Sequel to A Father's Instructions

      Warrington: Printed by W Ashton 1781 - 79pp. 8½" x 5½". Newly rebound in cloth hardback with grey boards. Internally the original paper binding from 1781. Very scarce - cannot find another on the internet. Externally: very good Internally: good [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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