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        Mémoires historiques sur Raoul de Coucy. On y a joint le Recueil de ses Chansons en vieux langage, avec la Traduction & l'ancienne Musique

      The first edition, finely printed by Pierres. The work is illustrated with three portraits, including one of Raoul de Coucy, one hors-texte figure showing the town of Coucy-le-Château, and twelve pages of music engraved with the greatest care after manuscripts belonging to the king and the Marquis de Paulmy.Contemporary light brown calf, spine with compartments and gilt fleurons, red and green morocco title- and volume- labels. Triple gilt fillet frame to covers, gilt fillets to edges of covers, gilt roulette frame to pastedowns. All edges gilt. A very handsome, large paper, copy.              de l'Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres Paris 1781 in-8 (10,5x17,5cm) (8) 108pp. et (4) 106pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Douglass & Aikman's Almanack and Register for the Island of Jamaica: calculated For the Year of our Lord 1782, From the Creation of the World, 5786, And of the Julian Period, 6495; being the Second after Bissextile or Leap-Year.

      Kingston: Douglass & Aikman, 1781 - Octavo (149 × 91 mm). Original tan calf wallet binding, raised bands to the spine, gilt chain-link rules, date gilt in the second compartment, single chain-link panel to both boards and the flap, a pocket inside both boards. Housed in chemise in a black morocco-backed black cloth drop-back box, title gilt to smooth-polished black morocco label. Somewhat worn and a touch stained, upper joint starting at the tail, short split at the tail of the fold of the flap, internal binding a little cracked after the final leaf of the text, spine correspondingly creased and just starting, light browning, but overall a very good copy in excellent unrestored contemporary condition. 92 pages, plus 5 leaves unpaginated of currency conversion tables, the almanac proper entirely interleaved with blanks, and 34 blanks at the rear. Extremely uncommon. Printed and published by David Douglass and William Aikman, Loyalist refugees from the Revolution in America – Douglass from Charleston, Aikman from Annapolis - this almanac includes, at the conclusion of the calendar proper, on the verso of the leaf bearing a Jamaican historical chronology - a "Kalendar of Months, Sabbaths, and Holy Days, the Hebrews or Jews observe & keep, for the Years 5541 and 5542 of the Creation", with the names of the holidays and the months printed in both English and Hebrew types. This page represents one of the very earliest specimens of Hebrew type in a publication produced in the Western Hemisphere intended for the use of Jews. Judah Monis's Grammar of the Hebrew Tongue of 1735 was a textbook for the instruction of biblical students at Harvard, while the first book published in North America, set with Hebrew type intended for a Jewish readership was probably the 1816 Philadelphia-published Order of Service containing "an Acrostic hymn in Hebrew" (Singerman 262), over thirty years after this almanac. In his study of DeCordova's Reason and Faith, (Kingston: Strupar and Preston [for Subscribers] 1788) Korn calls for serious investigation "of the relative significance of the Jewish communities in the West Indies during the eighteenth century in contrast to the settlements on the North American mainland" and describes how beginning with "the 1776 Jamaica almanac published by James Fannin in Montego Bay, the compilers of such guides included a Jewish calendar, pages which listed the Holy Days, holidays, the first days of the Hebrew months, and other such details", which he sees as a clear "indication of the importance of Jewish residents in the eyes of Christian Jamaicans" ("The Haham De Cordova of Jamaica" in American Jewish Archives, November, 1966, p. 141). However, the earliest examples printed "these Jewish data in English type", the first to utilize Hebrew type was Ann Woolhead's 1779 Almanac published in Kingston - no copy traced on current library searches, but a copy was apparently formerly in the library of the American Antiquarian Society - "thenceforth, all the printers of eighteenth-century almanacs which the writer has been able to examine in the West Indies Research Library utilized Hebrew type " (p142). That Douglass and Aikman - "Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty" – who are described by Cave as "extraordinarily good businessmen" ("Printing in Eighteenth-century Jamaica" in The Library, September 1978, p194), should adopt this practice is clear confirmation of Korn's inference relative to the perceived importance of the Jewish community in Jamaica at this time. Almanacs are by their very nature ephemeral, a functional reference and notebook, pocket-carried for their year of currency and then most often discarded; and those produced locally for a small readership, in a climate unforgiving to books, the more so. Don Mitchell's on-line West Indian Bibliography describes all issues of Douglass & Aikman's almanacs as "rare"; BL has two copies, one for 1781 and an imperfect copy for 1783 "wanting many leaves"; OCLC locates copies of the present edition a [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les Nouvelles Découvertes des Russes, entre L'Asie et L'Amerique...

      Paris: Hotel de Thou, 1781. Quarto, four folding engraved maps & one folding plate; a handsome copy in contemporary French mottled calf, gilt spines, red edges. The rare French edition of this famous book on Russian exploration, with good material on Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and the Northwest Coast. Coxe, on a journey through Russia, collected, compared and translated Russian journals, collected maps at St Petersburg, consulted with authorities and included several journals 'never before given to the public', directing the 'curious and inquisitive reader' to compare them to Cook's then unpublished journals.The book is a significant source on Russian exploration and expansion into the northern Pacific, and the attempt to open trade with Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Coxe 'also succeeded in securing additional material (for instance the narrative and maps of Krenitzin and Levashev's 'secret' expedition, the first official Russian government expedition since Bering's second expedition of 1741). He was able to secure this particular information, not widely known at the time even in Russia, from Dr. William Robertson, who in turn obtained it through his friend Dr. Rogerson, first physician to Empress Catherine II...' (Lada-Mocarski).This edition is not in Sabin, who does record another French edition, a version reduced to octavo format published in Neuchâtel in 1781. A few stains and some browning.

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        De generis humani varietate nativa liber. Editio altera longe auctior et emendatior.

      Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 1781. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 8vo (203 x 125 mm), [6], 128 pp., including 2 engraved folding plates bound at the end. Modern papercard boards. Edges untrimmed. Internally browned, with some spotting and soiling mainly to margins. Provenance: Royal College of Surgeans in Ireland (ink stamp to title-page). Good copy. ----PMM 219 (first ed.); NLM/Blake 51; Wellcome II, p.183; Garrison-Morton 156; Norman 250 (first ed.). - The rare second edition. The first edition was a dissertation printed for private distribution only and is practically unobtainable. "Blumenbach was the founder of anthropology... he classified mankind into four races, based on selected combinations of head shape, skin colour and hair form... his famous terms 'Caucasian, Mongolian, Ethiopian, American, and Malayan' were not used until the third edition of 1795" (Garrison-M. 156).Blumenbach 'was preceded by Tyson and Linné who had prepared the ground for his studies by relating man to the order of the primates. Linné had distinguished four races of man chiefly by the color of their skin. From these premises Blumenbach was able to develop the thesis that all living races are varieties of a single species, homo sapiens, and that their differences were small compared with those between man and the nearest animal; "innumerable varieties of mankind run into each other by insensible degrees". It is not surprising therefore that Blumenbach was opposed to the practice of slavery and the then current belief in the inherent savagery of the colored races' (PMM). Very Good.

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      Francesco Bonsignori, Lucca 1781 - 4 tomes, petit in-12 ( 140x90 mm ) demi basane brune marbrée à coins, dos lisse orné de guirlandes dorées en place des nerfs, titre et tomaison dorés sur pièce de maroquin vieux rouge. Tranches bleutées.Opere del Signore Ab. Pietro Metastasio Conforme d'Edizione di Parigi del 1780 in quattro Tomi ristette.- Tome I. XII, 492 pages.Artaserse. Adriano. demetrio. Olimpiade. Issipile. Ezio. Didone abbondonata. La Clemenza di Tito. Siroe. Il Sogno di Scipione. etc.Portrait gravé de l'Auteur en frontispice.- Tome II. 532 pages.Catone un Utica. Demofoonte. Alessando nell'Indie. Achille in Sciro. Ciro Riconosciuto. Temisticle. Zenobia. Ipermestra. Antigono. etc.- Tome III. 526 pages. Semiramide. Il Re Pastore. L'Eroe Cinese. Attilo Regolo. Nitteti. Il triomfo di Clelia. Romolo, ed Ersilia. Il Ruggiero. etc.- Tome IV. X, 576 pages. Avviso dello Stampatore. Vita di Metastasio. La Galatea. L'endimione. Gli orti esperidi. L'Angelica serenata. Il convito degli dei. La morte di catone. etc. Tavola generale per ordine alfabetico.- Accros sur un mors en tête du tome III avec manque de cuir. Anciens. Oeuvres.

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        El Fuero Real de España

      Pantaleon Aznar 1781 - A costa de la Real Compañía de Impresores y Libreros del Reyno. Madrid, en la oficina de Pantaleon Aznar, 1781, 21 X 30 cms. 2 tomos. Tomo 1: 3 hjs.+ 340 pgs.+ 6 hjs. + 87 pgs. con las leyes del estilo y declaraciones sobre las leyes del fuero. Tomo 2: 2 hjs. + 577 pgs. + 15 pgs. Segunda edicion. Encuadernados en plena piel de época, con nervios tejuelos y adornos dorados en el lomo. Firma del dueño anterior apenas visible, dos hojas semidesprendidas en la Tabula del tomo dos. El resto está impecable con el papel muy blanco [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Select dissertations from the Amoenitates Academicae,

      8vo., xiv + (2) + 480pp., including the half-title and errata leaf, original boards and paper spine, the boards rather soiled and the spine worn, but internally a fine, uncut and partially unopened, copy.Publisher: London: sold by G. Robinson and J. Robson.Year: 1781Edition: Only edition and all published. Very scarce (ESTC locates copies at 7 libraries in UK but only at 3 libraries elsewhere, viz. Lib.Co. of Phil. + Un. of Kansas + Un. of King's Coll).

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        An accent of Indian Serpents, collected on the Coast of Coromandel; containing descriptions and drawings of each pieces; together with experiments and remarks on their several poisons

      NO.OF PAGES: 91 including 44 hand color aquatint plates and 2 b &w aquatint plates covered with tissue guardsSIZE:Height: 53.5 cmWidth: 38 cmDepth: 3.2 cm'In 1781, after his younger brother Claud had been appointed administrator of Vizagapatam, Russell accompanied him to India, and in November 1785 he succeeded the Dane John Gerard Koenig as botanist to the East India Company in the Carnatic. In this capacity he made large collections of specimens and drawings of the plants, fishes, and reptiles of the country and he proposed to the governor of Madras in 1785 that the company's medical officers and others should be officially requested to collect specimens and information concerning useful plants of the various districts of India. In 1787 he drew up a preliminary memoir on the poisonous snakes of the Coromandel coast, which was printed officially at Madras ... [In 1794] he wrote the preface to the Plants of the Coast of Coromandel by William Roxburgh, a sumptuous work published at the expense of the East India Company, and one outcome of his own recommendations made ten years before. In 1796 he published on the same scale, at the cost of the company, the first fascicle of his Account of Indian Serpents in folio, with forty-six plates, forty-four of which were the product of a huge collaborative enterprise in which Russell enlisted the help of other company servants. Russell's Account also relied heavily on Indian knowledge, although he subjected local wisdom to the trial of experiment and his own observations' (ODNB). Nissen ZBI; Wood p.546.

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        SELECT PORTIONS OF SCRIPTURE, and Remarkable Occurencies Verified for the Instruction and Entertaiment of Younger Minds. By Thomas Gibbons, D.D.

      viii, 98, [2] ad's. Contemporary half sheep, gilt with new spine label. 12mo. First Edition. Lacks half-title; smudge on title; some fore-edges unevenly trimmed; else very good. This book would appear to be rare; ESTC listing three copies only: British Library; Oxford University Regent's Park College; Free Library of Philadelphia.The book is comprised of verses inspired by passages from the Bible, designed to lead youth along the path of virtue. However, some of the verses are quite risqué, and may well have provoked an opposite reaction to that desired.

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        King Street Guildhall; The Mansion House; New Palace Yard; The Royal Exchange.

      T. Malton, No.8 Carlisle Street, Soho, 1781-1783. - My real Master" Four engravings with aquatint, printed in sepia. Four views of London by Thomas Malton the Younger (1748-1804), an early pioneer of the aquatint technique. He taught J.M.W. Turner, who called him "my real master". A member of the Royal Academy, Malton is best known for his work 'A Picturesque Tour through the Cities of London and Westminster', with one hundred aquatint views. These four examples come from a set of twelve prints that were not part of 'A Picturesque Tour' (BL).The prints show Guildhall, the centre of civic government in London, where the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs met; Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, designed by the architect George Dance and finished only in 1752 after 13 years of building works; New Palace Yard; and the Royal Exchange in its second incarnation. The original exchange, which was the first commercial building in England, inspired by Sir Thomas Gresham's experience of the bourse in Antwerp, burnt down during the Fire of London. It was rebuilt in 1669. each approximately 370 by 505mm (14.5 by 20 inches). Sheet: each approximately 495 by 555mm (19.5 by 21.75 inches). BL Maps K.Top.22.11.2 (Guildhall); BL Maps K.Top.24.14.h., BM 1880,1113.3627 (Mansion House); BL Maps K.Top.22.15.b., BM G,3.115 (New Palace Yard); BM 1880,1113.3701, BL Maps K.Top.24.11.f. (Royal Exchange).

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        \"Vue de Rome prise de la Villa Millini, sur le Mont Mario\". Blick über Rom von der Villa Mellini auf dem Monte Mario.

       Kupferstich von Georg Hackert nach Jakob Philipp Hackert, dat. 1781, 49 x 87,5 cm. Vgl. Weidner, J.Ph. Hackert, Abb. 96; Nordhoff/Reimer, Werkverzeichnis, Nr. 159; Thieme-Becker Bd. XV, S. 411 (Georg). - Prachtvoller Kupferstich des jüngeren Bruders Georg (1755 - 1805) nach einer Gouache von Philipp Hackert aus dem Jahre 1781. Die Gouache ist seit 1945 verschollen; zuletzt war sie im Kupferstich Kabinett in Berlin. - Im unteren Rand mit Wappen und Widmung an Pius VI. - Auf Wunsch mit Rahmen gegen Abholung. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Europa, Italien

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        Les bijoux indiscrets

      New edition, illustrated after the original was published in 1748 One of the most sought-after collection Cazin titles. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 6 figures not signées.Plein blond marbled calf. Publisher's binding. Smooth spine decorated. Part of title in red morocco and volume number in green morocco. Triple Net framework. Inner wheel. Gilt edges. Title page of Volume 1 browned, and some yellowed; also yellowed sheets in Volume 2 Lovely exemplaire.Le sultan Mangogul Congo receives engineering Cucufa a magic ring that has the power to speak the genitals ("jewels") of women ... This salacious novel was disowned by Diderot as a youthful, yet it shines with its freedom and lightness, and is arguably one of the best of the genre with stories Crebillon son who had made a specialty. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! S.n. Au Monomotopa S.d. [1781?] in-18 (7x12,5cm) (8) 220pp. et (4) 248pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        VADERLANDSH A-B BOEK voor de Nederlandsche Jeugd.

      [18] leaves; 3 - 58, [2 ad's] pages. Engraved title; engraved pages of alphabets; 27 half-page engraved plates to scenes from Dutch history and daily life designed to illustrate the letters of the alphabet [there are two plates for 'G']; four other engraved plates. The engravings by L. Brasser, N. van der Meer, C. Brouwer, L. Brasser, C. Bogerts. B. de Bakker, J. Condet, and H. Numan after designs by the author in collaboration with P. Wagenaar den Jongen. Recent full calf. 12mo. First edition. A very good copy of a justly famous children's primer

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        A plan for the better relief and employment of the poor;

      8vo., (4) + 139 + (1)pp., including the half-title, contemporary marbled boards rebacked in calf, spine fully gilt labelled, and with raised bands. A fine and large, crisp, copy in an excellent binding.Publisher: London: G. Wilkie.Year: 1781Edition: First edition*.

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        The Earwig; or An Old Woman's Remarks on the Present Exhibition of Pictures of the Royal Academy: Preceded by a Petit Mot Pour Rire, instead of a Preface . . .

      London: Printed for G. Kearsly, 1781. 4to, recent red quarter morocco period style by Philip Dusel, marbled paper boards, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. A satirical review of an imaginary exhibition by real artists at the Royal Academy, dedicated to Joshua Reynolds, a founder and the first president of the Academy. The anonymous author makes fun of the pretentions of the Academy and its guidelines in choosing members. In the preface, Petit Mot Pour Rire ("a small joke"), Academy founder Johann Zoffany is subject to a particularly unfriendly tale of how he acquired his fame. This is followed by the review of the fictitious paintings, with prefatory remarks on the "revolution of taste in the Polite Arts" ("the love of novelty is particularly remarkable . . .") and an addenda with an assessment of the new quarters of the Royal Academy at New Somerset House, where it moved in 1780. The author apparently was not a member of the Academy. Fine copy.

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

      (Caen, Pierre Le Baron), Paris, Jombert, 1781. ____ Première édition. Elle est illustrée par un frontispice et 23 planches dépliantes. "Il faut donc convenir que tout ce que nous lisons de la gnomonique, n'est point encore assez simplifié pour être entendu & pratiqué par ceux qui en ignorent les principes. C'est ce qui m'a fait rechercher si l'on ne pourrait pas tracer des cadrans solaires, sans touts ces calculs & ces instruments incommodes." Une étiquette imprimée, a été collée au bas de la page de titre, avec l'adresse : Paris, Jombert. Un manque à la coiffe, fente sur 2 cm sur la charnière inférieure, sinon bel exemplaire. *****. In-8. [194 x 115 mm] Collation : frontispice, (4), XVI, XVIII, 260, (4) pp., 23 planches h.-t. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, étiquettes brune et verte, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Representation of the Death of Capt. Cook.

      London: imprint clipped, but S.A. Cumberlege, 1 July, 1781. Engraving, 145 x 180 mm., laid paper, mounted. Early and very important representation of the death of Captain Cook: evidently based on John Webber's original painting, this engraving actually predates the more famous Bartolozzi engraving with which Webber's name is now inextricably linked. As a result, this is the earliest recorded version of the print, and seemingly the earliest public representation of the infamous scene to be based on official witness accounts.As a note in Forbes suggests, this plate was originally issued to accompany a five-page article entitled 'A Succinct Account of the Life and Voyages of Captain James Cook', printed in the Universal Magazine for June 1781 (see Forbes 38). What is fascinating about this rather naïve popular print, is that the 1781 date of publication is at least a year earlier than the earliest imprint details on any of the large format representations of the death of Captain Cook engraved after Webber's original by Bartolozzi. Indeed, this is the earliest representation of Cook's death to be based on an official accounts, although at least one fanciful version is known from a German magazine of 1780.Given that Webber was thought to have been working on the scene from 1781 at the latest, and given that he was famous for inviting any number of guests to view his sketches and see his atelier, it is apparently the case that this engraving was prepared by an artist who had access to Webber's originals. This is strongly implied in the full title of the original article in the Universal Magazine, which notes 'with an exact representation of the death of that celebrated navigator communicated by respectable authority and elegantly engraved on copper.'Although the imprint has been clipped from this copy, comparison with other examples confirms the details. S.A. Cumberlege was the successor to the printer J. Hinton and married Hinton's widow. Beddie knew copies in the Mitchell and Dixson collections, and a copy is also recorded in the collection of Nan Kivell, now held at the National Library of Australia. Early folds, trimmed to plate mark but retaining original caption, lacks publishing imprint.

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        Critik der reinen Vernunft.

      Riga: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1781. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (197 x 119 mm). [24], 856 pp., pp. 426-461 unpaginated. Engraved title vignette and a few small engraved vignettes in text. Contemporary blue paper-covered boards, flat spine with brown label lettered in blind, blue-sprinkled edges (boards and extremities lightly rubbed, corners little bumped and scuffed). Light browning and occasional pale, mainly marginal, spotting to text, p.19 with small stain from lamp oil. A fine, unrestored and unmarked copy in original German binding. ----PMM 226; Norman 1197; Warda, Die Druckschriften Kants, 59. FIRST EDITION of Kant's most highly regarded work and a landmark of modern thought. " 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 comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy ... 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. Kant's achievements in other branches of philosophy were equally distinguished and fruitful... His methods... dominated western philosophical thought throughout the nineteenth century as they do today" (PMM). Very Good.

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        Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery; 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.

      London: F. Newbery, 1781. Octavo, with a folding engraved frontispiece of the Death of Cook, folding map and four engraved plates (one folding); the leaf D4 cancelled as usual and replaced with four unsigned leaves; contemporary calf with a folding cloth box. First edition of the first full account in English of Cook's third voyage. This scarce and important book, though published anonymously, was conclusively shown by Judge Howay to be the work of John Rickman, a lieutenant on the voyage. Rickman's book and the German language account by Heinrich Zimmermann were both published in 1781, three years before the official account. It is not certain which of them was the first to appear in print, and thus to be the first description of the third voyage - and of Hawaii - to be published. Nonetheless, Rickman's remains the first English language account of the third voyage in print (see Howay, Zimmerman's Captain Cook, Toronto 1930).Rickman's description of the voyage differs from the official account in many respects - particularly regarding the death of Cook, for which this is a prime source. The engraved frontispiece "Representation of the Murder of Capt. Cooke at O-Why-ee" is the first representation of Hawaii in a printed book.David Forbes identifies four variant states of the book ("A" to "D"), without assigning priority. This example falls somewhere between states "A" and "B" with various identifying misprints and pagination errors of "B" but in addition having the mistaken page-numbering of 331 for 231 while the mistake of "22_" for 225, a feature of state "B", has not happened here yet, appearing as "225" and therefore presumably being "22_" about to happen!Many editions and versions of the book followed in later years, attesting to its popularity and importance. Rebacked retaining original label, endpapers preserved, a good copy preserved in a folding cloth box.

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         Mémoires sur l'ancienne chevalerie considérée comme un établissement politique & militaire. Nouvelle édition.

      P., chez la Vve Duchesne, 1781, 3 vol. in 12, de XII-391pp., 2ff-317pp.-1f., & XIV-1f. 456pp., pl. veau blond époque, dos lisse orné, plats frappés aux angles aux petites armes des Rohan-Chabot, sans doute Louis-Antoine de Rohan-Chabot, dit le chevalier de Rohan (2 macles et deux chabots couronnés dans les angles), dent. int. (ex-libris XIXe M. de Kernier) Edition augmentée d'un 3e volume de ce traité classique sur l'ancienne chevalerie, et consacré entre autres aux Templiers. Le supplément contient aussi des mémoires historiques sur la chasse. ¶ Dessubré, biblio. Templiers n°577 - Thiébaud chasse p.543 - Saffroy I. 3548 - Brunet V. 65 "mémoires très curieux..."

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        Carte de l'Océan Pacifique...

      Augsburg: Tobie Conrad Lotter, 1781. Engraved map, 465 x 490 mm., with original handcoloured outlines; mounted. The first separately-issued map to depict Hawaii: the panels of text beneath the map, in both French and German, mention the discovery of Hawaii and Cook's death. The text describes the map's origin, claiming that it is based on a map published in the Gentleman's Magazine of 1780. According to Forbes, the magazine 'published during 1780 important notices on the progress of Cook's Third Voyage, his death, and inter alia the existence of Hawaii'. The map from the Gentleman's Magazine was made by Thomas Kitchin the elder, and was published initially in July 1780 without marking the tracks of the voyage, and again in December of that year with the addition of Cook's route.Tobias Lotter (1717-1777) was an engraver and publisher who married into the long-established and respected map-making firm of Seutter of Vienna and Augsburg. His handsome map, with text in both French and German, shows the tracks of Cook and Clerke from Hawaii to the Northwest Coast of America and on to Kamchatka. It also shows Russian and Spanish routes in the Pacific.Lotter's map, and Kitchin's on which his was based, predated the first "official" map to show Hawaii which appeared with the official account of the voyage published in 1784. A chart showing Cook's discoveries in Hawaii did appear in John Rickman's surreptitious account of 1781, but it was the appearance of the official account of Cook's third voyage which resulted in a flood of maps delineating Cook's tracks and drawing particular attention to Hawaii where the great navigator met his end. In fine condition.

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        Oeuvres posthumes de Jean-Jacques Rousseau ou recueil de pièces manuscrites ; pour servir de supplément aux éditions publiées pendant sa vie

      S.n.. 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. S.n. A 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

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        Essai sur la minéralogie des Monts-Pyrénées; suivi d'un catalogue des plantes observées dans cette chaîne de montagnes; ouvrage enrichi de planches et de cartes.

      Paris, Didot, Jombert, Esprit, 1781. ____ Première édition. Premier ouvrage scientifique consacré à la géologie et à la minéralogie de l'ensemble des Pyrénées. "Palassou, un des collaborateurs de [la carte minéralogique de la France, de Guettard et Monnet] étudie la bordure septentrionale des Pyrénées et y note l'extension du poudingue à gros éléments, portant maintenant son nom, qui permet de préciser l'orogénie de la chaîne." (Daumas, Hist. de la science, 1115.) Illustré par 12 planches gravées et 10 grandes cartes dont 9 dépliantes. Labarère 1133: "Rare et recherché." Petit manque à la coiffe inférieure, charnière du second plat ouverte sur 6 cm, sinon bon exemplaire. Ward, Carozzi, Geology emerging 1714 (2nd ed. only). *****. In-4. Collation : XX, 346 pp., 12 planches, 10 cartes. Basane marbrée, dos à nerfs orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Les Nouvelles Découvertes des Russes, entre L'Asie et L'Amerique...

      Paris: Hotel de Thou, 1781. Quarto, four folding engraved maps & one folding plate; a handsome copy in contemporary French mottled calf, gilt spines, red edges. The rare French edition of this famous book on Russian exploration, with good material on Alaska, the Aleutian Islands and the Northwest Coast. Coxe, on a journey through Russia, collected, compared and translated Russian journals, collected maps at St Petersburg, consulted with authorities and included several journals 'never before given to the public', directing the 'curious and inquisitive reader' to compare them to Cook's then unpublished journals.The book is a significant source on Russian exploration and expansion into the northern Pacific, and the attempt to open trade with Alaska and the Aleutian Islands. Coxe 'also succeeded in securing additional material (for instance the narrative and maps of Krenitzin and Levashev's 'secret' expedition, the first official Russian government expedition since Bering's second expedition of 1741). He was able to secure this particular information, not widely known at the time even in Russia, from Dr. William Robertson, who in turn obtained it through his friend Dr. Rogerson, first physician to Empress Catherine II... ' (Lada-Mocarski).This edition is not in Sabin, who does record another French edition, a version reduced to octavo format published in Neuchâtel in 1781. A few stains and some browning.

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        Caramurú : poema épico do descubrimento da Bahia composto por Fr. José de Santa Rita Durão, da Ordem dos Eremitas de Santo Agostinho, natural da Cata-Preta nas Minas Geraes.

      Lisboa: Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1781.- 307p.; 15cm.-E1ª edição hoje muito rara e procurada deste famoso poema épico setecentista, de engrandecimento das riquezas naturais e culturais do Brasil, centrado na descoberta da Bahia por Diogo Alvares Correia nobre português nascido em Viana. O autor é hoje considerado o fundador da Poesia Brasileira.Encadernação da época inteira de pele com pequenas falhas nas coifas. Com o ex-libris do poeta Joaquim Pessoa.

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        An inquiry into the state of medicine, on the principles of inductive philosophy.

      8vo., xvi(2)376pp., without a half-title, contemporary calf, appropriately rebacked, spine now gilt and labelled. A very good copy.Publisher: Edinburgh: for T. Longman, and T. Cadell, London; and C. Elliot, Edinburgh.Year: 1781Edition: First edition (or 1st ed. in English: see notes below).

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         Discours philosophique sur les trois principes, animal, végétal et minéral ou la clef du sanctuaire philosophique. Cette clef introduit celui qui la possède dans le sanctuaire de la Nature; elle en découvre les mystères; elle sert en même tems à dévoiler les écrits du célèbre Basile Valentin... en donnant la véritable explication des douze clefs de ce Philosophe ingénieux.

      Paris, chez Quillau, 1781, 2 parties in 12, de XXIV-IV- 207 pp. 2ff. & 2 ff. 227pp. IVpp., ill. de 2 belles gravures h.t. dessinée par Hostoul d'après l'auteur et gravées par J. Le Roy, rel. en 1 vol. pl. chagrin lisse brun moderne genre XVIIIe, dos entièrement orné, triple encadrement de filets et dentelle dorée sur les plats, tr. rouges. Bel exemplaire. (ex-libris gravé Gontaut-Biron Maussabré-Beufvier) Rarissime édition originale de ce traité alchimique dû à une descendante de la famille des Stuart d'Ecosse qui avait épousé Claude Chevalier, médecin du Roi et des Cent-Suisses. Tous deux s'adonnèrent à l'alchimie. Tous leurs ouvrages sont très rares. Les deux planches décrites par Ferguson ainsi que les ff. de commentaires manquent souvent. ¶ Caillet n°2329 - Ferguson II.414 (2 vol. avec planches) - Verginelli 314 (2 vol. avec planches) - Dorbon n°4699 (tome 2 seul, sans planche) - Quérard Fr. Litt. II. 182 (avec erreur de dates et nbr. de volumes) - Pas dans Duveen - Pas dans le cat. Alchimie de Nourry. - cf. Sylvain Matton « Un médecin alchimiste au siècle des Lumières : Claude Chevalier », Postface à la rééd. anastatique, 1982.

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        Mémoires historiques sur Raoul de Coucy. On y a joint le Recueil de ses Chansons en vieux langage, avec la Traduction & l'ancienne Musique

      de l'Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres. Edition beautifully printed by stones. It is decorated with three portraits, including one of Raoul de Coucy, a figure inset showing the city of Coucy-le-Chateau, and 12 pages of music, engraved with the utmost care according to the king's manuscripts and the Marquis de Paulmy.Binders of the time open blond calf. Back smooth decorated with boxes and gilded florets, and parts of title and volume number of red and green morocco. Triple net gold bezel of the boards. Net gilded highlighting cuts. Golden Roulette coaching contreplats. All edges gilt.Very nice large paper copy. de l'Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres Paris 1781 in-8 (10,5x17,5cm) (8) 108pp. et (4) 106pp. 2 volumes reliés

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         Recherches sur les végétaux nourrissans qui, dans les temps de disette, peuvent remplacer les aliments ordinaires. Avec de nouvelles observations sur la culture des Pommes de terre.

      Paris, impr. royale, 1781, fort vol in 8°, de 1f. XVI- 599pp., ill. d'une planche gravée se dpl. in fine, demi-basane blonde époque, dos lisse orné, p. de t. bleu clair, lég. mouillure claire et restaurations en marge des derniers ff. sinon bel exemplaire. Edition originale. C'est en fait une refonte très élaborée de son mémoire de 1772 qui avait obtenu le prix de l'Académie de Besançon, sur la question : Indiquer les végétaux qui pourraient suppléer, en temps de disette, à ceux qu'on emploie communément à la nourriture des hommes. En effet, après différentes tentatives, c'est seulement en 1785 que Parmentier fait découvrir à Louis XVI le tubercule en lui apportant des tiges fleuries que le roi porta à la boutonnière et la reine dans sa coiffure. Tous deux demandèrent à goûter les "parmentières" comme on appelait alors les pommes de terre. La même année, il obtient du Roi l'autorisation de planter 54 arpents de pommes de terre sur un champ dans la plaine des Sablons à Neuilly. Il en aurait fait garder l'emplacement, de jour seulement, par les soldats du roi, afin d' intriguer la population. La nuit les précieux tubercules sont dérobés, ce qui en assure alors la publicité. La planche représente le moulin-râpe pour extraire l'amidon des tubercules. ¶ Oberlé, Fastes de Bacchus, n°693 "... pain de pomme de terre, levain, pâte, gruau, salep et sagou de pomme de terre, recettes de pommes de terre..." - Vicaire, 657 - Poggendorff II, 362.

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        Histoire Géographique, Physique, Naturelle Et Civile De La Hollande ; Traduit Du Hollandois.

      Société Typographique, Boullion 1781 - 3 Bände, Tome 4 fehlt. Tome 1: [2] Bl., 375 S., [5] gef. Bl. Tab., [1] gef., handkolorierte Karte, [2] gef. Kupfertafeln von Bertin. Tome 2: [2] Bl., 449 S. Tome 3: [2] Bl., 421 S., VIII Kupfertafeln (von Hoffmann), [2] gef. Bl. Tabellen. Lederbände mit goldgeprägten Rücken, Rundum-Rotschnitte, Ecken etwas bestoßen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neueste Reisen durch England, vorzüglich in Absicht auf die Kunstsammlungen, Naturgeschichte, Oekonomie, Manufakturen und Landsitze der Großen.

      Fritsch, Leipzig 1781 - Bd.1: [8]Bl., 496 S., 1 gef. Kt., gest. Titelvignette Bd.2: [4]Bl., 470 S., 1 gef. Kt., gest. Titelvignette Bd.3: [4]Bl., 478 S., gest. Titelvignette Bd.4: [5]Bl., 448 S., [31]Bl., gest. Titelvignette Halbldr. mit Rückernvergoldung, Ecken bestoßen, Rundum-Rotschnitt, Lesebändchen, stockfleckig 1781-1782 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La nouvelle Heloise, ou lettres de deux amans...

      s.n, 1781. Sette volumi di cm. 12, pp. 2.000 ca. complessive. Con 12 tavole f.t. finemente incise in rame tra cui l'antiporta. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle bazzana, dorsi lisci con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro, piatti inquadrati da duplice filetto, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli in oro. Esemplare genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Non comune edizione apparsa per i tipi di Cazin. Cfr. Corroënne, Manuel du Cazinophile, XXXIV.

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        Cleopatre. V.

      Paris: Collection coloriee des plus belles varietes de jacinthes, qu'on montre aux Curieux dans le Jardin fleuristes d'Harlem, et faisant suitte aux etrennes de flore, 1781 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 205 x 330 mm (8 x 13 inches). Fine condition. These beautiful copper engravings come from "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 was born in Metz and initially recieved instruction as a lawyer and a physician. At the age of 28, he had attained the proud post of physician to the King of Poland. In time he left his postion as he shifted his focus to another great delight in his life: natural history, especially botany.

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        Landhausleben. Erzählungen. Bd. 1 [=Alles Erschienene].

      Kl.8. (2), 525, (1) S. Titel mit Holzschnittvignetten. Leinenband der Zeit mit Rverg. u. Rückenschild. [Werke, Bd. 15.] Goed. VI/76, 53. W. G. II 34, 22. Kosch I/154. Erstausgabe. Achim von Arnim (eig. Ludwig Joachim v. A., Berlin 1781-1831 Wiepersdorf) wurde bekannt durch die Herausgabe der Sammlung "Des Knaben Wunderhorn", zusammen mit Brentano. "Seit 1814 lebte er uf seinem Gut Wiepersdorf als Landwirt und entfaltete eine reiche Tätigkeit für Journale und Unterhaltungsblätter. A. war ausgesprochener Vertreter der vaterländ. gesinnten Hochromantik mit allen typischen Merkmalen.." (Kosch I/152 f.) - Aus dem Besitz von Karl Gerok (Namenszug). - Auf dem hinteren Vorsatz ein handschriftliches Inhaltsverzeichnis in Bleistift. - Rücken etwas verblaßt. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar.

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        Bildnis eines Kindes. Kreidezeichnung mit weiß gehöht.

       1781. Im Unterrand monogrammiert \"J.L.S. fec.\" und datiert \"1781\". Auf blaugrauem Büttenpapier. 15,2 x 10,2 cm. Papier: 22 x 17 cm. In lockerer Manier gezeichnetes, plastisch modelliertes Profilbildnis eines Kindes. Sehr persönliche, intime Darstellung des in sich versunkene Kindes. Der gezeichnete Rahmen stellt hingegen eine gewisse Distanz zum Betrachter her. - Sehr guter Erhaltungszustand. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Frankreich, Portrait, Porträt, 18. Jahrhundert, Handzeichnung, Originalhandzeichnung, Kinderbildnis, Kind 18. Jahrhundert,

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        Nuova Pianta di Roma in prospettiva

      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. Roma Rome Frutaz, Le piante di Roma, CLXXIV; J. Maier, Giuseppe Vasi's Nuova PiaNta di Roma (1781): Cartography, prints, and power in Settecento Rome. 925 670

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        Veduta di Brescia.

      1781. Disegno ad inchiostro nero su carta cina applicata su foglio di supporto su cui è riportato il titolo in basso a destra, manoscritto anche in alto a sinistra sulla carta cina; mm 182x275. Pietro Ronzoni (Sedrina 1781-Bergamo 1862) fu un importante pittore vedutista della prima metà del XIX secolo. Dopo un apprendistato a Bergamo, nel 1815 si trasferisce a Verona, città che gli ispira la produzione di uno splendido "Taccuino di viaggio", ripubblicato in anastatica dal Banco di Bergamo nel 1979. Qui si afferma come paesaggista di successo, molto richiesto dalla committenza. Il disegno mostra una veduta generale della città lombarda animata da un carro, alcuni popolani e vari cavalieri lungo la strada maestra che conduce alla porta di Brescia. Bell'esemplare privo di difetti eccettuato un alone all'angolo sup. destro del foglio di supporto.

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        Carte des Indes et de la Chine

      Artist: Dezauche/de l Isle JA / G ; issued in : Paris; date: 1781 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 62,5 x 65,5 - description: Map shows Southeast Asia with India and China - vita of the artist: J. A. Dezauche was the successor to Guillaume De L'Isle and Philipe Buache.

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      Lima: En los Ninos Huerfanos, 1781. [64],74,[28],87pp. plus engraved portrait and one folding leaf of letterpress. Small quarto. Later mottled calf, spine gilt, leather label. Rubbed at extremities. First few leaves, including portrait, stained along gutter edge. Blindstamp on titlepage. Minor scattered foxing. About very good. Funerary works for Diego Antonio de Parada (1698-1779), Archbishop of Lima. Most notably, he presided over the inauguration of the newly renovated Cathedral of Lima in December of 1778. Only a handful of copies on OCLC. MEDINA (LIMA) 1518. VARGAS UGARTE 2289.

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        Discorsi del Conte Pietro Verri dell'Instituto delle Scienze di Bologna sull'indole del Piacere e del Dolore, Sulla Felicità, e sulla Economia Politica. Riveduti ed accresciuti dall'Autore.

      Giuseppe Marelli, 1781. In 8° (mm 150x205), pp. (23), 2-100, (5), 102-183, (4), 186-394. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle verde con punte, dorso con fregi, tassello e titolo in oro, piatti in carta marmorizzata, tagli picchiettati. Mancano le due carte con l'indice dei paragrafi della terza parte (Della economia politica) e la prima e l'ultima carta bianca. Ritratto in medaglione sul titolo. Ottima copia.PRIMA EDIZIONE COLLETTIVA. Le Meditazioni sull'economia politica apparvero per la prima volta nel 1771. ll Verri's Reflections is a complete treatise on political economy, reminiscent of Turgot's work (1766) with its tight logical framework and division into fairly short sections. Although these cover a wide range of subjects, they are interconnected by the basic theme of the work, the increase in annual reproduction of the nation through trade of surplus product which Verri related to the balance of production and consumption.. Some features of this analysis may be specifically noted.. His emphasis on supply and demand (used to determine all prices including the rate of interest) combined with references to utility and scarcity in the context of value (section 4) explains why this part of his work has been linked with marginalist economics.. Verri's Reflections were highly regarded when they appeared, and could be found, for example, in Smith's library'gg (Groenewegen in New Palgrave, IV p. 807). J.A. Schumpeter elogia Verri come ll a true econometrician - for example, he was one of the first economists to figure out a balance of payments - that is to say, he knew how to weave fact-finding and theory into a coherent tissue: the methodological problem that agitated later generations of economists he had successfully solved for himself'gg (Geschichte der ökonomischen Analyse, p. 178). Cossa, I, 131. Biblioteca Einaudi, 5875. Goldsmiths'-Kress, 12128. Mattioli, 3731. ICCU, ITICCUPARE 42397.

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      London 1781 - Copper engraving (Very Good, some minor professional reinforcement to paper thinness along verso of centrefold with a few pinholes, not affecting print quality; strong, dark engraving impression; some very faint and neat contemporary manuscript notes in pen to lower-right blank margin), 33.5 x 74 cm (13 x 29 inches) plus very wide blank margins. Very Rare – the first issue of the first large-format printed sea chart of the South Coast of Hainan, based on a reconnaissance survey conducted by John Haldane of the British East India Company, from Sayer & Bennett’s magnificent ‘The East-India Pilot, or Oriental Navigator’. This fine and very rare work is the first issue of the first large-format printed sea chart to focus on the south coast of Hainan, the great tropical island that lies off of China’s southernmost shores. It was printed by the leading London firm of Sayer & Bennett, and is directly based on the manuscript chart made by John Haldane, a mariner working for the British East India Company (EIC), who surveyed the coast in 1776-7. The chart embraces much of the south coast of Hainan, which owing to its verdant, tropical landscape and fabulous beaches, is today one of East Asia’s most popular recreation areas. Travelling from the west (left) to the east (right), we start at the castellated fort labelled ‘Guichou’, which is located at today’s Gangmen Harbour / Yazhou area. Further on, we come to ‘Samouy’, the site of modern Sanya, Southern Hainan’s largest city. Next, is ‘Galoon Bay’, or Yalong Bay, today Hainan’s premier resort area with its famous 7.5-kilometre long beach and luxury hotels. To the northeast, is a fort labelled ‘Tonckeu’, at the site of Tengquiogang, on Tufu Bay; while further along is a fort labelled ‘Tongsoy’, which guards the mouth of the ‘Salt Water Lake’ (Xincun Harbour). Travelling further east one finds ‘Linksuey’ (Lingshui) and the island of ‘Tinhosa’ (Dazhou Island), an important navigational marker. All along the coastline, the waters feature copious bathymetric soundings, notes on the nature of the benthos, and the locations of hazards; while throughout traversed by rhumb lines. The Story behind the Creation of Haldane’s Chart - The story behind the creation of the present chart is intriguing. The south coast of Hainan was long a popular stopover for European vessels on their way to and from the Strait of Malacca to Canton (Guangzhou), China’s greatest international trading port. However, vessels tended to stay only briefly along the Hainan coast, just pausing to re-victual, without making any attempt to map the island’s coastlines. Crucially, the winds and currents which provided commodious passage through the South China Sea were seasonal and if one arrived in the area at the wrong time, the journey ahead could prove extremely difficult. In the autumn of 1776, the Earl of Sandwich, a vessel in the service of the British East India Company (EIC), commanded by Captain Charles Deane, endeavoured to make the voyage from India to Canton, but arrived too late in the season to take advantage of the seasonal conditions. Deane brought the Sandwich into Yalong Bay, deciding to remain there for most the winter until sailing conditions improved. The layover mustn’t have seemed an imposition, as the crew enjoyed a tropical paradise, augmented by hospitality of the local Hainanese who generally welcomed polite Westerners. Importantly, the Master of the Sandwich, John Haldane had the occasion to survey the south coast of Hainan. Although Haldane’s work did not meet the standards of a scientific systematic survey, it marked a vast improvement over the contemporary European knowledge of the coast, being of a practically useful, general planimetric accuracy. While little is known of James Haldane, he hailed from Scotland, and appears in records as a mariner sailing throughout the Indian Ocean and the Far East, variously in the employ of the EIC and a merchant Mungo Haldane (supposedly a relative), from 1762 un

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
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      London [but probably Paris], 1781. xiv,[2],183pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Contemporary blue paper wrappers, manuscript spine label. Spine and label chipped, spine reinforced with contemporary paper. Minor soiling to wrappers. Negligible foxing. Very good. A variant of the first edition of this so-called "unauthorized printing" of an excerpt from the Abbé Raynal's HISTOIRE PHILOSOPHIQUE ET POLITIQUE. Howes gives Geneva as a probable place of publication and describes the issue at hand as a reprinting of the original issue of the same year, but with a different pagination and the added portrait of the Abbé Raynal. Adams contends this issue was printed in Paris, which is likely the case. "Intended to supplement the author's earlier history of European trade in the two Indies. An enterprising printer secured the manuscript and without consent issued simultaneous English and French editions" - Howes. HOWES R85. SABIN 68102. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 81-59b. GEPHART 1025. REESE, REVOLUTIONARY HUNDRED 68.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Mutter und Kind. Vier Varianten zu diesem Thema auf einem Blatt.

      - Schwarze Kreide, grau laviert, mit wenigen Deckweißhöhungen, mit Umfassungslinien, auf braunem Bütten mit Fragment des Wasserzeichens: Lilie. 24:20,8 cm. Verso: Gewandstudie. Bleistift. Durchgehend etwas braunfleckig. Provenienz: Sammlung Caroline Bardua (Malerin, 1781-1865); Sammlung Hans Geller, Dresden, mit Stempel des Kupferstichkabinetts Dresden, Inventar-Nr. C 1975-412. 1818-1825 Studium an der Dresdener Akademie bei F. Hartmann (1774-1842) und J.C. Rösler (1775-1845). 1825-30 mit C.G. Peschel (1798-1879) in Rom, 1829 Reise mit J. Führich (1800-1876) nach Neapel. 1830-35 in Dresden tätig, dann bis 1846 in Münster und Düsseldorf wohnhaft. 1846 folgt die Übersiedlung nach Breslau.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        1781 Rare American New Testament - Printed in Delaware

      1781 New Testament printed and sold by James Adams. Wilmington, Delaware. Very rare Early American. Printed before the Aitken Bible and is the First New Testament printed in Delaware Hills #9. This has 404 pages, 2 planks in front and one in rear present. Lacks 2 pages in Luke VIII. Page 125/126 and 127/128. So a very virtually complete untouched, unrestored early American New Testament and the first NT printed in Delaware.Measures at 6.5" x 4" and just over 1" thick. Front board is nearly detached, holding slightly by 1 cord, would be best to have a fine box built as better to keep the original spine, could attach board to complete, but a original, early American Bible used by a young child in America. The most amazing aspect of this beautiful part of American History is the signatures. The front end paper has two signatures of Henry Merritt. His book 1784 and HM his initials he wrote on front paste down. Even a drawing of a bird. And remarkably is the record of Henry Meritt by perhaps his parents giving him this NT, Henry Meritt son of William and Ann Meritt was born April 12th, 1773. One signature is more basic, of a younger person, the other later, as is the on on the next page with his death, at "the forty second year of his age" and the death of his wife "Departed this life on Thursday the 28th February Rachell Merritt wife of Henry Merritt...aged 53 years 4 months and 21 days". A very amazing part of early American History!

      [Bookseller: Cross and Crown Rare Books]
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        Les nouvelles découvertes des Russes, entre l'Asie et l'Amérique, avec l'histoire de la conquête de la Sibérie, & du commerce des Russes & des Chinois

      (4), XXII, 314pp., 5pl. Paris, Hôtel de Thou, 1781, in-4, (4), XXII, 314pp, 5pl, veau marbré havane, dos à nerfs orné, tranches cailloutées (reliure de l'époque), 4 cartes dépliantes et une vue dépliante de la ville de Maimatschin, située au sud du lac Baïkal, en Sibérie. PREMIERE EDITION française, traduite de l'anglais, qui concerne les voyages de découvertes entrepris par les Russes dans le nord du Pacifique, depuis 1745. Contient, en seconde partie, l'histoire de la conquête de la Sibérie, qui fait état des relations commerciales qu'entretiennent la Russie et la Chine à l'époque (commerce des fourrures, d'étoffes, de thés, de porcelaines, etc.). Fines restaurations, rousseurs éparses, mouillures en fin de volume parfois lie de vin

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

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

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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        Diario de las operaciones de la expedicion contra la Plaza de Panzacola concluida por las Armas de S. M. Católica baxo las órdenes del Mariscal de Campo D. Bernardo de Galvez.

      s.l.n.d. (Madrid ou Séville, 1781). - Petit in-4. 45pp. 1f. Broché, couverture muette de l'époque en papier décoré. Importante relation des opérations militaires menées en Floride pendant la guerre d'indépendance américaine, par les troupes espagnoles en provenance de Louisiane et de Cuba. La bataille de Pensacola marque l'apogée des efforts entrepris par le gouvernement espagnol pour récupérer la Floride perdue en 1763 par la signature du traité de Paris. C'est dans ce but qu'il se rangea aux côtés des insurgés et de la France, contre l'Angleterre. On connaît deux tirages de ce rare pamphlet, portant le même numéro de pages mais une composition différente: le premier passe pour avoir été imprimé à La Havane, et le second (celui-ci) aurait été imprimé à Madrid ou à Séville. Manque angulaire de papier à l'ensemble du volume, frôlant quelques lettres mais sans atteinte au texte. Bon exemplaire par ailleurs, dans son brochage d'origine en papier décoré. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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