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        Der Roman meines Lebens in Briefen herausgegeben. Erster (- Vierter) Theil. In zwei Bänden. Mit zwei Titelkupfern (Bd.2 unsign.; Bd.4 ENDNER del. et sc. u.), vier gestochenen Titel- und zwei gestochenen Schlußvignetten (Bde 1 u. 4 unsign., Bde 2 und 3 J.C.BERNDT inv. et sc.; in Bd.4 ist die Schlussvignette ein Holzstich).

      Riga (d.i. Frankfurt, in Commission der Andreäischen Buchhandlung) 1781 - 1781 – 1783. I: 272 S.; II: Front., XX, 231 S.; III: XVI, 222 S., (1) weißes Bl.; IV: Front., XXVIII (recte: XXVI, Ss.XV/XVI in der Zählung ausgelassen), 324 S. Marmorierte Lederbände mit zwei farb. Rückenschilden und –vergoldung, vergoldete Deckefileten. Erste Ausgabe, Bde.1/2 in zweiter revidierter Auflage aus dem gleichen Jahr (Goedeke IV/I,615,3; Knigge 8.01). – Bd.3 leicht gebräunt und etwas, sonst nur gelegentlich leicht stockfleckig, Front. und Titel in Bd.4 mit kleinem Loch. So frühe Auflagen von KNIGGEs Frühwerk, seiner ersten großen Romanveröffentlichung, sind äußerst selten. KNIGGE verfasste diesen Roman mit autobiographischen Zügen in den ersten Jahren seiner Frankfurter Zeit, nachdem er den Dienst am Hof zu Hanau (1777-1780) quittiert hatte und von den Einkünften seiner Schriftstellerei leben musste. „Als ich, grade noch zu rechter Zeit für Kopf, Herz, Gesundheit und Geldbeutel, von dem Schauplatze des Hoflebens abgetreten war, konnte ich der Versuchung nicht widerstehen, und hatte auch andre sehr wichtige Gründe dazu, einige Scenen, in welchen ich auf diesem Theater theils mitgespielt hatte, theils nur als Statist aufgetreten war, zum Nutzen und Frommen, zur Warnung und zur Ehrenrettung, in einem Buche zu beschreiben, das ich den Roman meines Lebens nannte.“ (aus der Vorrede zum 3.Teil von Geschichte des armen Herrn .). Die Zeitgenossen sahen darin einen Enthüllungsroman und nicht nur an den Höfen wurde gerätselt, welche Personen sich hinter den Romanfiguren verbargen. Zudem hatte sich KNIGGE bereits einen Namen als Verfasser antijesuitischer, freimaurerischer Schriften und als einer der Oberen des Illuminatenordens, von dem außer seiner Existenz wenig bekannt war, gemacht. Man hoffte wohl, hier „mit dem Gefälligen [verbunden] ernsthafte, wichtige Wahrheiten“ (Knigge. Über Schriftsteller) auch über diese geheime Gesellschaft zu erfahren. Die Nachfrage nach dem Roman war also relativ rege, für den Verleger jedenfalls unerwartet groß. Schon während des Drucks wurde klar, dass die Auflagenhöhe viel zu niedrig war. Schon vor Erscheinen des dritten Bandes mußte Teil 1 in „zweiter revidirter“ und noch während des Drucks des vierten Teils in „dritter revidirter Auflage“ neu gedruckt werden. Finanziell profitierte davon allerdings vor allem der Verleger, der bis 1787 vier Auflagen absetzen konnte, sowie verschiedene Nachdrucker. Exemplare der ersten beiden Auflagen „sind selten“ (Knigge-Bibliographie). Teil 1 der zweiten Auflage hat die gleichen Kupfer wie die erste, der zweite erhielt neue Illustrationen. 1999 stellt W. Braecklein (A.Freiherr Knigge. Zum 200. Geburtstag, Kat. 46,2; Teil 1 in „zweiter revidirter Auflage“.) fest: „In den vergangenen 50 Jahren kann ich lediglich ein Exemplar in lupenreiner Erstausgabe nachweisen [Slg. V.Achter, Auktion H&N 295,125 ?].“ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Günther Trauzettel]
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        Elementi di chimica teorica e pratica.

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

      [Bookseller: Libreria Piani gia' Naturalistica]
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        Biblioteca Espanola

      en la Imprenta Real de la Gazeta 1781-86, Madrid - First edition, 2 volumes, folio, pp. [34], 668, [164]; [10], 748, [2]; contemporary Spanish tree calf, elaborate gilt border on covers enclosing the supralibros of the Society of Writers to the Signet, gilt-decorated spines in 7 compartments, red morocco labels in 2; short tear in the margin of the title page in volume II, all else very good, sound, and handsome. Volume I contains La noticia de los escritores Rabinos Españoles desde la epoca conocida de su literatura hasta el presente. Volume II contains La noticia de los escritores gentiles españoles y la de los christianos hasta fines del siglo XIII de la Iglesia. My colleague Ricahrd Ramer writes: First and only edition of this extremely interesting bibliography of Iberian rabbinical literature, a landmark in the development of Spanish bibliography. The first volume contains copious notes and bibliographical accounts of the Sephardic rabbinical writers from the earliest times to the end of the thirteenth century; the intention was to continue the work to the author's own day. It has extensive quotations, some in Hebrew, from the authors listed. The second volume deals with Spanish Christian writers from the second to the end of the thirteenth century. The work is considered valuable in part for its references to manuscripts and unpublished books and poems." Palau 273764 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        VOYAGE PITTORESQUE OU DESCRIPTION DES ROYAUMES DE NAPLES ET DE SICILE.

      

      [Bookseller: Libreria Malavasi sas]
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        The blessings of polygamy displayed in an affectionate address to the Rev. Martin Madan; occasioned by his late work, entitled Thelyphthora, or, A treatise on female ruin... / By Richard Hill, esq

      London : J. Mathews [etc.], 1781, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Author's presentation copy, INSCRIBED. Errata slip tipped on to the terminal leaf. Contemporary paper-backed boards, good. Boards detached, spine worn. Uncommon in the original binding. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 171 pages; Physical description; 171 pages ; (8vo). Subjects; Madan, Martin 1726-1790 - Thelyphthora. Madan, Martin - [Thelyphthora]. Marriage law - Great Britain. Polygamy - Early works to 1800. Prostitution - England - 18th century. 171 pp. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 224689.

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        Erstes Buch von der Prozeß-Ordnung.

      im Verlag der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften,, Berlin, 1781 - 4 Teile und Anhänge in 2 Bänden (= alles Erschienene). Berlin, im Verlag der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1781. 8vo. XXXVIII (Vorbericht), 256 S. (Tl. 1), 422 S. (Tl. 2); 160 S. (Tl. 3), 175 S. (Tl. 4 sowie Verzeichnis der im ersten Buche des Corporis juris Fridericiani enthaltenen Titel und das Patent vom 26. April 1781), 2 Bll. (Druckfehlerverzeichnis), 38 S. (Circulare an sämtliche Regierungen und Ober-Landes-Justiz-Collegia, Berlin den 19. Merz 1782), 108 S. (Register des ersten Buchs des Corporis Juris Fridericiani von der Prozeßordnung). Neue, sehr schöne Halblederbände im repräsentativen Schmuckschuber. Erste Ausgabe einer umfassenden Prozeßordnung in Preußen. - Die am 26. April 1781 publizierte Prozeßordnung erhielt von diesem Tag an Gesetzeskraft. Im Publikationspatent werden alle älteren Gesetze, Verordnungen, Deklarationen und Rescripte, welche über den Gegenstand dieses ersten Buches ergangen sind, ausdrücklich aufgehoben. Zudem sollte das Gesetzbuch nicht nach den älteren Gesetzen ausgelegt werden. Entscheidungen über Zweifelsfälle waren vom Gericht an die dafür eingesetzte Gesetzeskommission zu überweisen und entscheiden zu lassen. Die schnelle Publikation des Gesetzes und das umfassende Verbot der Anwendbarkeit früherer Gesetze entsprach dem königlichen Willen nach einer schnellen und umgreifenden Reform des Zivilprozesses. Doch die Probleme stellten sich sehr schnell ein. Die Justiz war mit den königlichen Vorgaben überfordert. Schließlich ging man dazu über, die eingehenden Monita zu sammeln und zu ordnen. Die Umarbeitung des Gesetzes übernahmen dann Carl Gottlieb SUAREZ (1746-1798) und von Carmer (1721-1801). Die neue Prozeßordnung erhielt das königliche Publikationspatent am 6. Juli 1793. Wegen einer Verzögerung des Drucks konnte der erste Teil erst im Dezember 1794, der zweite und dritte Teil erst im Juli 1795 ausgegeben werden. Dies war die berühmte Allgemeine Gerichtsordnung von 1795. Teil 1: Vom gerichtlichen Verfahren im ordentlichen und gemeinen Prozesse Teil 2: Von Untergerichts= und summarischen Prozesse Teil 3: Von den Pflichten der bei der Justiz angeetzten Personen Teil 4: Von den Gesetzen, welche die Prozeßordnung genauer bestimmen. Neue, sehr schöne Halblederbände im repräsentativen Schmuckschuber. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat + Verlag Klaus Breinlich]
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        Six Quatuors Concertants A Deux Violons Viola et Violoncelle... Oeuvre IX. Prix f. 5. [Parts]

      Berlin... Amsterdam: J:J: Hummel [PN 447]. [1781]. Folio. Disbound. Violino primo: [1] (illustrated title), 2-15, [i] (blank) pp.; Violino secondo: [1] (title), 2-15, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: 1f. (title), [3] (blank), 4-15, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [1] (title), 2- 11, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Watermark fleur-de-lis. "No. 17" in contemporary manuscript to head of each title. Occasional stains, especially to title and final blank leaves. . Probable First Edition. Trimpert 85-90. Not in BUC. RISM C432 (no copies in the U.S.). WorldCat (1 copy, at the Newberry Library. It is not known with certainty whether the present edition or that of Durieu, Paris (as op. 24; ?1782; RISM C431) takes precedence. An Italian composer mostly active in Paris, "[Cambini's] instrumental compositions... particularly the quartets and symphonies concertantes, were valued by his contemporaries, as is clearly shown by their number and widespread multiple editions. Even Mozart admitted that Cambini's quartets were ‘quite pretty’." Chappell White, Jean Gribenski, and Amzie D. Parcell in Grove Music Online. An attractive and interesting example of an illustrated music title page.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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        Biblia Sacra, oder, die heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testamentes. Verdeutscht und mit Anmerkungen versehen durch Ignaz Weitenauer.

      Augsburg, Joseph Wolff, 1779-1781. - 12 Bände. Ca. 18,5 x 11,5 cm. Es erschienen insgesamt 14 Bände, hier folgende 12 vorhanden: 1. Moyses, Erster Band, das erste und zweyte Buch enthaltend [1779]. 2. Moyses, zweyter Band, das 3, 4 und 5 Buch enthaltend [1779]. 3. Josue, die Richter, und Ruth [1779]. 4. (fehlt). 5. Der Könige zweyter Band, das 3 und 4 Buch enthaltend [1779]. 6. Chronik [1779]. 7. Esdra, Tobia, Judith, und Esther, sammt dem Job [1779]. 8. (fehlt). 9. Salomon, und Sirachs Sohn [1780]. 10. Esaia, Jeremia und Baruch [1780]. 11. Ezechiel, Daniel, Osea, Joel, Amos, Abdia, Jona, Michäa [1780]. 12. Nahum, Habakuk, Sophonia, Haggaeus, Zacharia, Malachia und die Machabaeer [1780]. 13. Die heiligen Evangelisten, Mattäus, Markus, Lukas und Johannes [1781]. 14. Der Apostel Geschichte und Sendschreiben, sammt der geheimen Offenbarung [1781]. Es fehlen die Bände 4 (Der Könige erster Band) und 8. (Die Psalme Davids). Band 2 als Halblederband abweichend gebunden (zeitgenössischer Einband). Einbände teils berieben und leicht bestoßen, nicht alle Vortitel beigebunden. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar. Braune Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, Marmorpapier-Vorsätze und Farbschnitt (Band 2 abweichend in Halbleder gebunden). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rainer Schlicht]
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        Carta De La Isla De La Martinica Por D. Juan Lopez Pensionista de S.M. Madrid ano de 1781.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Juan López in Madrid, dat. 1781, 37 x 39,5 Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 177. - Juan Lopez (born 1765) son of Tomaz López, worked with his father. - After his father's death he published the 'Atlas Geográfico de Espana' and became Royal Geographer to the King of Spain. - Rare map from Martinique in mint condition! (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        KONZATSU YAMATO SOHGA: MISCELLANEOUS SKETCHES.

      [Japan 1781, n.p.] 19th century Meiji reprint edition, 3 vol. set, black stitched wrappers., 48 b.w. woodcuts, 16+16+16p.,. very clean copy, 18 x 25 cm. SCARCE. A very nice copy of this rarity. Depicting Japanese subjects ie: birds, flowers, figures and a myriad of typical Japanese subjects. Showing the artist's skill and brushwork. * REFERENCES: L. Brown p. 145-6. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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        Essai sur la physiognomonie, destiné à faire connaitre l'homme et à le faire aimer

      1781 - 4 volumes in-folio de I. (2), La Haye, Jaques van Karnebeek, 1781-1803, , 4 volumes in-folio de I. (2), X, 294, (4) pages et 14 planches ; de II. VIII, 404, (2) pages et 78 planches ; de III. (2), VIII, 360, (2) pages et 53 planches ; et de IV. VIII, 328 pages et 48 planches, plein veau fauve de l'époque, dentelle à froid en encadrement sur les plats, dos lisse richement orné et portant des pièces de titre et de tomaison, Première édition française. L'édition originale allemande a paru entre 1775 et 1778 sous le titre "Physiognomische Fragmente Zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntnis und Menschliebe". Ce texte, qui après le plus court "Von der Physiognomik" publié en 1772, pose les prétendus fondements scientifiques modernes d'une physiognomonie nouvelle, en dégageant cette "science" des postulats ésotériques et chiromantiques sur lesquels elle reposait souvent jusqu'alors. En effet, Lavater, à partir du postulat que les traits extérieurs et les caractéristiques physiques trouvent une correspondance psychologique ou dans la psyché des hommes, construit une classification des êtres et des nations sur le fait que "la triple vie de l'homme [animale, intellectuelle et morale] ne peut devenir pour lui un objet d'observation et de recherche qu'en tant qu'elle se manifeste par le corps, par ce qu'il y a de visible, de sensible, de perceptible en l'Homme." Les arguments de l'auteur repose, en partie, sur la très riche iconographie : plus de 450 figures dans le texte de 192 planches sur 175 feuillets, certaines étant imprimées au recto et au verso d'une même feuille. Superbe exemplaire, grand de marge et à l'intérieur frais, bien complet des 4 feuillets d'avis au reliure. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Les pommes de terre, considérées relativement à la santé & à l'économie : ouvrage dans lequel on traite aussi du froment et du riz

      1781 - XXIV-248-[4] pages A Nyon, chez Nyon l'ainé, 1781, in-12, XXIV-248-[4] pages, basane marbrée de l'époque, dos lisse et fleuronné, pièce de titre fauve, Nouvelle édition de cet "examen chymique" des pommes de terre, dans lequel Parmentier démontre la salubrité de ce tubercule, auquel on attribuait auparavant diverses propriétés nuisibles. Il s'agit d'une reprise de l'ouvrage paru sous le titre Examen chymique des pommes de terre, en 1773. Parmentier put s'assurer, lors de sa captivité en Prusse, que la pomme de terre, consommée par la plupart des peuples d'Europe, n'était ni insalubre, ni insipide ; à sa libération en 1763, il retourne à Paris et obtient le poste d'apothicaire-adjoint à l'hôpital des Invalides, puis il répond, en 1771, au concours de l'Académie de Besançon, lancé pour trouver un remède à la famine, selon l'énoncé suivant : "Quels sont les végétaux qui pourraient-être substitués en cas de disette à ceux que l’on emploie communément et quelle en devrait être la préparation ?". Des sept mémoires présentés, celui de Parmentier fut celui qui remporta le plus de suffrages. A la suite de ce mémoire, il consacre de nombreuses publications à la pomme de terre, dont Les pommes de terre, considérées relativement à la santé & à l'économie et la Recherche sur les végétaux nourrissants, publiés la même année. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Monody on Major Andrè. By Miss Seward. (Author of the Elegy on Capt. Cook.) To Which Are Added Letters Addressed to Her by Major Andrè, in the Year 1769

      Printed and Sold by J. Jackson, for the Author, Lichfield 1781 - Second edition (same year as the first). vi, 47, [1] pp. 1 vols. 4to. Signed by the 'Swan of Lichfield" In the Fall of 1780 the young and dashing British officer, John Andrè, was arrested in civilian clothes, with a false passport, bearing reports from Benedict Arnold to General Henry Clinton on the vulnerabilities of the fort at West Point. His execution as a spy prompted great sympathy on both sides of the Atlantic. In the household of Anna Seward, the 'swan of Lichfield", where there was a close personal attachment to Andrè, a keenly felt outrage was directed at the bloodthirsty George Washington in this poem which has been reprinted innumerable times. Honora Sneyd (the mother of Maria Edgeworth) was a close friend of Anna Seward and Honora was romantically involved with Major André:"Remorseless Washington! the day shall come"Of deep repentance for this barb'rous doom!" For this second setting of Seward's poem, the errata were corrected, and Hayley's laudatory poem, "To Miss Seward, Impromptu," was been added at pp. v-vi. This copy is signed in ink by the Seward ("Anna Seward") at the end of the poem, on p. 28WITH:[William, Helen Maria] An Ode on the Peace. London, T. Cadell, 1784. cviii, [1]-95 pp. Top of tItle page repalced with loss of "An"WITH: Williams, Helen Maria. Peru, A Poem. London, T.Cadell, 1784. viii, [1]-95 pp. Sabin,104228; ESTC T43896. First EditionWITH: Seward, Anna. Louiusa, A Political Novel in Four Epistles. Lichfield, A. Jackson. 1784. Second edition (Reissue of the first edition with cancel title-page). vi, [1]-95pp. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR at p. 95. ESTC T95509Williams and Seward met in 1785 and became close friends and had a correspondence that continued when Williams went to France as a supporter of the French Girondists. Adams 81-65b; Sabin 79478 Crimson cloth, t.e.g. Library marks. VG [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Beschreibung der Insel Sumatra, besonders in Ansehung des Handels und der dahin gehörigen Merkwürdigkeiten. Nebst einer neuen Original-Charta. Mit einer Vorrede von Gottlieb Benedict von Schirach.

      Hamburg (Bohn), 1781. XXXII, 96 S. + einer mehrfach gefaltete gestochene Karte von Sumatra in 58 x 50 cm. späterer aufwendiger Halbledereinband auf 6 falschen Bütten mit feinem Stoffbezug. StaT, Kanten unbeschnitten, von ausgezeichneter Erhaltung. Absolut seltene EA dieser musealen Kostbarkeit. Fine and very rare second edition of the first book published on Sumatra, describing its foreign trading relations, geography, the Dutch trading places on the island and remarks on the English and Indian trade. The very interesting main text is preceded by the author`s dedication to Owe von Hoegh Guldberg, privy councillor of the king of Denmark and Norway (III-X) and a preface by Gottlob Benedict von Schirach, dated Altona, 13 december 1781 (XI-XXXII). Adolphe Eschels-Kroon, originally from Denmark, served the VOC for 18 years of which 8 at Sumatra`s west coast. There he travelled through regions which only few Europeans had seen up to that time Versand D: 6,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bebuquin]
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        The Genera Insectorum of Linnaeus exemplified by Various Specimens of English Insects drawn from Nature/Les Genres des Insectes de Linne; constates pars divers echantillons d'Insectes de l'Angleterre, copies d'apres Nature

      London : J Dixwell, J Sewell, 1781 A very good copy of this scarce work with frontispiece, 20 hand coloured plates, one of which is folded, and 2 plain plates, in contemporary full leather binding. Little is known about the author, James Barbut, other than that he was an artist with a keen interest in nature. This work, with text in English and French, is the product of his close observation of the 'insect' world (which he understood to include spiders, scorpions, and crabs), and the artwork and descriptions are a pleasure to view. This copy is in contemporary binding with gilt compartments and title label to spine; cross-hatched blind-tooled decoration with gilt border to boards. It has some scuffing and wear and has been rebacked to relay the spine and reinforce the corners. The original endpapers are present. Contents with initial blank; black and white engraved English title page frontispiece; title page in French with ink signature to top right; list of subscribers and errata 2pp; Preface in double column English and French pp i-xvii; index 1p; text in English and French pp 1-271 with 20 hand coloured plates, 1 folding (butterflies) and 2 plain anatomical plates; index 19pp; directions to binder 1p; final blank. There is some light toning to text pages and the odd spot or mark including occasional offsetting from plates. Plates very well coloured; plate paper lightly toned.

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        Carte de l'Ocean Pacifique au Nord de l'Equateur, et des Cotes qui le bornent des deux cotes: dápres les dernieres decouvertes faites par les Espagnols, Les Russes et les Anglois, jusqu'en 1780

      Tobie Conrad, Augsburg 1781 - Hand-coloured chart, 48 x 510 mm., ships tracks and topographical features outlined in colour, framed. Titled "Ocean Pacific", this chart of the North Pacific is marked with the routes of Cook's Third voyage vessels to Alaska and North America in 1778 and to Kamschatka and the Bering Straits in 1779. It also delinates some of the Spanish and Russian discoveries, the publisher's note records (in French and German) that 'After an exact comparison between the discoveries of the three nations [Spain, Russia and England] they entirely conform in longitude and latitude.' Originally published in the "Gentlemen's Magazine" in London in 1780 and reprinted in Augsbourg in 1781 in both French and German, this handsome chart also records Macao, Canton and Peking (noted to be populous). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The principles and practice of Midwifery.

      London: Printed for R. Baldwin, no. 47, Paternoster-Row, 1781. - Octavo. [xi], 316pp. []2, a4, B8-U8, X6. With the half-title present. First edition. Quarter burgundy calf over marbled boards by Henderson & Bisset. With the bookplate of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, given by Sir Alexander Russell Simpson in memory of Sir James Young Simpson. ESTC T139918.

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        The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, Vol. 1 & 2

      London, UK: W. Strahan, J. Rivington & Sons, L. Davis, T. Longman, B. Law, T. Caslon, G. Robinson, etc., 1781 In 2 volumes, illustrated with cuts.

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        Elogj Storici di Cristoforo Colombo e di Andrea D`Oria.

      Stamperia Reale Parma 1781 ( Erste Ausgabe - in italienischer Sprache ) 4 n.n. Blätter, 337 Seiten, Interimsumschlag, 4° ( 30 x 22,5 cm ). Autor der Lobschrift auf Kolumbus ist der Marquis Ippolito Durazzo ( 1852 - 1818 ), Autor der Eloge auf Andrea d`Doria Niccolo Grillo Cattaneo Leonardi. Breitrandiger Druck. Der Interimsumschlag beschädigt, stärker angestaubt, mit Fehlstellen sowie verso fehlend. Titel- und Schlußblatt stärker angestaubt, berieben, das Schlußblatt mit hinterlegtem Einriß, einige Seiten angeknickt. Innen von recht guter Erhaltung, nahezu fleckenfrei, Seiten unbeschnitten. - selten - ( Gewicht 1300 Gramm )( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Columbus, Amerika, Entdecker, Andrea Doria, Elogie

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        AN ADDRESS OF THE LEGISLATURE TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

      Boston, 1781. Half title. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Small tears at untrimmed foredge. Half title foxed, minor foxing elsewhere. Overall very good. A public address followed by two acts, separately paginated but intended as one publication, concerning the management of the Revolutionary War debt in Massachusetts. The address, signed in type by Jeremiah Powell and Caleb Davis, includes a small table showing how war taxes have been spent to date, and it defends the need for an increase. The first act concerns adjusting the state currency and paying monies owed on Continental loan certificates, while the second act authorizes the treasurer of the Commonwealth to borrow $400,000 for the prosecution of the war. Good evidence of the fiscal management of the war in Massachusetts. The present copy belonged to Thomas W. Streeter and contains pencil notes in his hand on the first page of text; this volume is not, however, in the Streeter catalogue.

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        La Bordée. XXXII.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur. 1781 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Presented in a handmade cream frame with gold leaf edging. Size: 205 × 330 mm. Mounted: 375 × 495 mm. Fine condtion. 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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        COMPTE RENDU AU ROI, par M. NECKER, Directeur général des Finances. Au mois de Janvier 1781.

      Imprimerie Royale 1781 - In-8 carré ( 265 X 200 mm ) de ( 2 )-116 pages, plein veau fauve glacé, dos lisse orné de caissons, filets et fleurons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin vieux-rouge, triple filet doré d'encadrement gras et maigre sur les plats, dentelle intérieure dorée. ( Reliure de l'époque ). Deux belles cartes dépliantes en couleurs ( carte des Traites et carte des Gabelles ) et un tableau hors-texte. Edition originale de ce très célèbre rapport de gestion qui suscita la fronde des courtisans, NECKER ayant rendu public les montant des pensions de la Cour. Il devra démissionner cette même année. Très bel exemplaire, grand de marge dans une élégante reliure. Histoire Revolution Finances [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Species Insectorum exhibentes eorum differentias specificas, synonyma auctorum, loca natalia, metamorphosin adjectis observationibus, descriptionibus.

      - Hamburgi et Kiloni, Imp. C .E. Bohnii, 1781. 2 volumes. 8vo (200 x 120mm). pp. viii, 552; pp. 517. Contemporary marbled boards, spines with black gilt lettered label. "Following the appearance of the 'Systema Entomologiae.' Fabricius returned again to Europe and a professorship at the University of Kiel, taking his collections with him. Early in 1776 he wrote Banks asking if Sparrman had brought back any new insects, hoping that he might have the opportunity to see them. Forster had of course given his insects to Solander, who distributed them to Banks, the British Museum and other collectors.It was not until the summer of 1780 that the industrious Fabricius had once more the opportunity of visiting London and seeing the specimens, but few were from New Zealand. Again, a publication was forthcomming: the 'Species Insectorum.' (1781), which included eight New Zealand species some of which might have been collected by the Forsters, but at least one having been left over from the first voyage" (J. Andrews. The Southern Ark pp. 40-41). Musgrave in his 'Bibliography of Australian entomology' lists a number of new species from New Holland. Our copy contains the mostly missing 'Appendix' and 'Index Generum', pp. 495-517. The pages have been loosely inserted. Second volume with small marginal worming at the lower margin of the first few leaves.Provenance: Bookplate of F.C.J. Fischer and signature of Kikumaro Okano on inside front-cover.Horn-Schenkling 6200. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Viages de Enrique Wanton a las tierras incognitas australes y al pais de las monas , en donde se expresan las costumbres , caracter, ciencas, y policia de estos extraordinarios habitantes. Traducidos del idioma ingles al italiano, y de este al Espanol por Don Joaquin de Guzman y Manrique . 4 Bände ( in 2 ).

      Madrid: Escribano / Albera 1781 und 1785. 8°. XVI, 175, 223 S. XIX, 254, 182 S. Mit insgesamt 13 Kupfertafeln. Marmorierte Halblederbände d.Z. mit Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung. Frühe spanische Ausgabe dieses utopischen Reiseromans, erstmals 1778 ebenfalls in Madrid erschienen . Interessante und seltene Gulliveriade. Serimans Roman erschien erstmals unter dem Titel \' Viaggi di Enrico Wanton alle Terre incognite australi ed al Paese delle Scimmie\' 1749 in Venedig. Während der erste und zweite Teil in dieser spanischen Übersetzung noch von Seriman stammt, bildet der dritte und vierte Teil des zweiten Bandes eine eigenständige Fortsetzung des Übersetzers Guzman. Gutes Exemplar komplett mit allen Kupfertafeln. Minimale Alters- und Gebrauchsspuren, handschriftliche bibliographische Notizen zum Buch mit Bleistift auf Innnendeckel . Versand D: 6,00 EUR Utopische Reiseromane , Phantastik

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        ROM. "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.

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        te Haarlem bij de Schalkwijker Poort.' Landscape outside Haarlem, close to the Schalkwijker gate.

      Haarlem 1781 - Pen and brown and grey ink, brush and blue, green, yellow and red wash on laid paper, 129 x 199 mm. Annotated 'een Laantje buyte Haarlem' and signed 'P. van Loo ad v. del' on verso in brown ink. Left margin pasted on original mount, which is signed and dated '1781' in brown ink. Watermark: Pro patria eiusque libertate. Two very small brown spots in the image, otherwise in excellent condition.

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        Breviarium romanum ex decreto sacrosancti Concilii tridentini restitutum S. Pii V. pontificis maximi iussu editum, Clementis VIII. ac Urbani VIII. auctoritate recognitum, cum officiis sanctorum novissimis usque ad SS. D.N. Pium VI, pro recitantium commoditate diligenter dispositis.

      [Romae]: A. Galler 8vo (18 cm, 7.1"). 4 vols. I: [20], 632, cclxxxviii, 19, [1] pp.; illus. II: [18], 646, ccliv, 21, [1] pp.; 1 plt. III: [54], 566, cclxxvi, 26 pp.; 1 plt. IV: [20], 608, cclxx, 15, [1] pp.; illus.. 1781 Beautifully printed and handsomely bound set of the Roman Breviary. The text is printed in double-column format, in black and red, with a vignette on each title-page and an engraving in each volume. Binding: Contemporary's black goat sides with simple roll gilt border and gilt corner devices, spines gilt extra. The top panel of each volume indicates contents with abbreviation: P. V. ("Pars Vernalis"), P. AE. ("Pars Aestivalis"), etc. Block-printed decorated endpapers; all edges gilt. Silk place markers. Bindings as above, edges and extremities rubbed, spine leather with tiny cracks, one spine head chipped, one joint starting. Ex-library with bookplates, rubber-stamp on lower edges of pages of the closed volumes. One volume with text block separating from spine and sewing loosening; this with the most leather rubbed away and the darkest instances of the usually-light waterstaining and spots of foxing seen occasionally throughout. Endpapers bear early inked ownership inscriptions and annotations. => An elegant quartet.

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        De leermeester der zeden, vertoond in Horatius zinnebeelden, lierzangen, enz. Lof van 't landleven, en bespiegelingen op 't leven der menschen, verbeeld in de vier getyden des jaars, Met veele uitmuntende verzen vermeerderd. 6th edition. Amsterdam, Tjeert Bliek, 1781.

      - Contemporary half calf leather. Good copy. 8°. With folding frontispice, a small engraving on the titlepage, 26 engr. emblems after O. Vaenius, Emblemata Horatian, 4 engr. plates depicting the four seasons. Nice edition of this charming emblembook. Each emblem with a motto and a poem by Anthony Janssen van ter Goes (1626-1699). These Dutch poems were first published in 1683 and 1684 in both the Dutch and Latin editions of the famous emblembook. 8: pi [*]2 2*4 A-2D8 2E1 [2F]1, pag.: [12], 434, [2].B0127.

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        CLEOPATRE.

      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. Paris., 1781. V. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. Size: 205 × 330 mm. (8 × 13 inches) These beautiful copper engravings come from the Collection coloriee des plus belles varieetes de Jacinthes in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work Collection des Fleurs de la Chine & de l'Europe, & de tout l'Ouvrage. Published 1781 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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        Gloria Florum Suprema.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur., 1781. III. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. Size: 205 × 330 mm. (8 × 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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        Entwurf einer Theatergeschichte von Berlin, nebst allgemeinen Bemerkungen über den Geschmack, hiesige Theaterschriftsteller und Behandlung der Kunst, in den verschiedenen Epochen. Mit angehängtem Verzeichnisse aller auf der Kochschen und Döbbelinischen Bühne erschienenen Stücke und Ballette.

      Berlin und Stettin, Friedrich Nicolai 1781.9 Bll., SS. 3 - 445, 1 Bl. HLwd. um 1850. Raabe, Kat. Nicolai 79; Becker, Kat. Nicolai 183; Kosch, Theater - Lex. III, 1776; Vgl. Goed V, 269: "Seine Theatergeschichte von Berlin hat ihren Wert noch jetzt durch das gesammelte Material". - Erste Ausgabe der nicht häufigen Publikation. - Gering berieben, oberes Kapital etwas bestoßen. Rücken aufgehellt. Alter Namenszug auf Titel. Tls. leicht gebräunt, insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar! Bücher de

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        The World including the Discoveries made by Capt. Cook

      London: Thomas Bowen, 1781. unbound. Map. Uncolored Engraving. Sheet measures 15" x 19". This charming map of the World on a hemispheric projection depicts the voyages and discoveries of Captain Cook. The map notes the routes of the three voyages of Cook and includes a small inset of the northern hemisphere near the bottom. The northern coast of Alaska is depicted "according to the Japanese". The Sandwich Islands or Hawaii (O-whu-hee), where Captain Cook was killed, are labeled such. Australia's east coast, 'discovered in 1770" is mapped with Van Diemen's Land or Tasmania attached to the mainland, reflecting the relatively early exploration of the region. George Bass would discover the strait separating the island from the mainland in 1789, a few years after this map was issued.Perhaps the most interesting feature of this map is the naming of the sea between Japan and Korea. The name either "Sea of Korea" or "East Sea" of the "Sea of Japan" has for centuries been mapped using different terms. Books and maps published as early as 59 BC have referred to it as the "East Sea" and later as 'Korea's East Sea'. After French and Russian explorers from the 18th century, including Krusenstern and La Perouse identified it as "Sea of Japan", the term became more popular. The name is even today a matter of historical and political dispute between the two countries. In this particular map, the sea is identified in favor of Korea (Sea of Corea).The map is in very good condition with minimal foxing. Original pressmark is visibleEmanuel Bowen (1714-1767) was an English map engraver who served as Royal Mapmaker to George II of England and Louis XV of France. He worked with some of the most notable cartographers of the time such as Herman Moll, Thomas Kitchin, etc. and was well-regarded for his large, detailed, accurate, and overall attractive maps. His son, Thomas Bowen took over the business after his death.

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        Neptune Occidental. A Compleat Pilot for the West-Indies, including the British Channel, Bay of Biscay, and all the Atlantic Islands

      London: printed for R. Sayer and J. Bennett, 1781. Folio. (21 1/2 x 15 3/8 inches). Letterpress title with integral list of twenty-five maps. 25 engraved maps on 28 sheets (1 folding map on 3 joined sheets, 1 folding map on 2 joined sheets, 21 double-page maps, 2 single-page maps), mounted on guards throughout. Expertly bound to style in half 18th-century diced russia over contemporary marbled paper-covered boards A rare early edition of the West Indies Pilot. Thomas Jefferys was one of the leading English cartographers of the 18th century. From about 1750, he published a series of maps of the Americas, that were among the most significant produced in the period. As Geographer to the Prince of Wales, and after 1761, Geographer to the King, Jefferys was well-placed to have access to the best surveys conducted in America, and many of his maps held the status of "official work". Jefferys died on 20th November 1771. In 1775, Sayer and Bennett published the late Thomas Jefferys famed West Indian Atlas , which contained both maps and sea charts of the region. Concurrently, as evidenced by their catalogue of 1775, Sayer & Bennett issued a West India Pilot , which contained only the sea charts and was intended specifically for navigation. The first issue of the Pilot contains charts dated 1775 or earlier; subsequent issues included a new title: Neptune Occidental. A Compleat Pilot for the West-Indies . The present third issue contains an updated chart of the Bay of Biscay (dated February 1777, as in the second issue), and includes for the first time an updated chart of the English Channel (dated May 1781). With the exceptions noted above, all the charts are dated 20 February 1775. The 25 engraved charts were designed to give the information necessary to a navigator wishing to sail from England to the West Indies. The core of the Pilot, and its most impressive aspect, is the chart made up of 16 double-page sheets of the whole of the Caribbean, together with a double-page index map. Preceding these charts is a very fine three-sheet map of the English Channel, on the following six charts the atlas then follows a course through the Bay of Biscay, across the Atlantic (via the Azores, the Canaries, the Cape Verde Islands and Bermuda) to the Caribbean. In the middle of the Caribbean section is a single page map of The Turk's Islands, and the atlas finishes with three charts of the northern coast of South America. Five of the charts feature what is now mainland United States: number 8 ... A Compleat Chart of the West Indies (1775); number 9 The Western Coast of Louisiana and the Coast of New Leon (1775); number 10 The Coast of West Florida and Louisiana (1775); number 11 The Peninsula and Gulf of Florida ... with the Bahama Islands (1775); number 14 The Island of Cuba with part of the Bahama Banks and the Martyrs (1775). Various issues of the Pilot, some with significant cartographic changes, were issued by Sayer and Bennett and subsequently by Laurie and Whittle into the 19th century. All copies are rare, but particularly the early issues. Indeed, Sabin cites only editions after 1788, apparently unaware of the present or earlier issues and no copies of any 18th century edition appear in the modern auction records. Cf. David Gestetner "Thomas Jefferys: West-India Atlas, 1775" in Map Forum, issue 7, pp.40-48 & issue 8, pp.30-35; cf. Sabin 35956; cf. Phillips III, 3945.

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        Afbeelding der lykstaatie van .. Wolter Jan Baron Bentink, schout by nacht, ressorteerende onder het ed. mog. Collegie ter Admiraliteit te Amsterdam .. op dinsdag den 28 Augustus 1781, 's namiddags tusschen 4 en 5 uuren in de Nieuwe Kerk.

      (Amsterdam), Jacobus Kok, 1781.Broadsheet with engraving, coloured by hand, after H.P. Schouten by B. de Bakker and with explanatory text printed in 5 columns. Ca. 31 x 51 cm ( not including blank margins).Funeral procession of Wolter Jan Gerrit baron Bentinck, rear-admiral of Holland and West-Friesland, died after serious injuries during the naval battle of the Dogger Bank. Magnificent image of the procession on the Kloveniersburgwal in Amsterdam, going to the Nieuwe Kerk. Depicting the canal houses with on the right the Oudemanhuispoort, and on the left the Nieuwe Doelenstraat. In front the canal with several vessels with spectators.With circumstantial description of the participants and the route. The naval Battle of the Dogger Bank took place on 5 August 1781 during the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War, part of the American War of Independence, in the North Sea. It was a bloody encounter between a British squadron under Vice Admiral Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet and a Dutch squadron under Vice Admiral Johan Zoutman, both of which were escorting convoys. - Excellent condition.Muller, Historieplaten, 4463; Atlas van Stolk 4401.

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        Entwurf einer Theatergeschichte von Berlin, nebst allgemeinen Bemerkungen über den Geschmack, hiesige Theaterschriftsteller und Behandlung der Kunst, in den verschiedenen Epochen. Mit angehängtem Verzeichnisse aller auf der Kochschen und Döbbelinischen Bühne erschienenen Stücke und Ballette.

      Berlin und Stettin, Friedrich Nicolai 1781. - 9 Bll., SS. 3-445, 1 Bl. HLwd. um 1850. Raabe, Kat. Nicolai 79; Becker, Kat. Nicolai 183; Kosch, Theater-Lex. III, 1776; Vgl. Goed V, 269: "Seine Theatergeschichte von Berlin hat ihren Wert noch jetzt durch das gesammelte Material". - Erste Ausgabe der nicht häufigen Publikation. - Gering berieben, oberes Kapital etwas bestoßen. Rücken aufgehellt. Alter Namenszug auf Titel. Tls. leicht gebräunt, insgesamt recht gutes Exemplar! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Caramurú. Poema epico do descubrimento da Bahia.

      Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1781. - 8°, contemporary cat's paw sheep (very slight wear at extremities), spine richly gilt with raised bands in five compartments, citron morocco lettering piece with short-title gilt, text block edges sprinkled red. Woodcut device on title-page, typographical headpiece and small woodcut initial on p. 9. In very good to fine condition. 307 pp., without the final leaf of errata (as usual). *** FIRST EDITION of this classic Brazilian epic, whose theme is the history of colonial Brazil. Considered to be the finest poem of its time, the @Caramurú shows historical understanding as well as great literary merit. Santa Rita Durão's work, with its use of indigenous materials, reveals the nascent Brazilian national sentiment and can be seen as preparing the way for Brazilian independence. Romero calls the @Caramarú "the most Brazilian poem we possess." It is still read by virtually every Portuguese and Brazilian schoolchild.The main action is the discovery of Bahia by Diogo Alvares Correia, known as Caramurú ("moray") to the Indians. The poem also includes sections on the political and natural history of Brazil, and the rites, traditions, and military discipline of the Indians. Santa Rita Durão followed Camões's model, writing the poem in @ottava rima, setting out the main action in the first three strophes, invoking the Christian deity and dedicating the work to the Portuguese monarch.José de Santa Rita Durão (1722-1784), born in Cata Preta, Minas Geraes, embarked at the age of nine for Lisbon, where he joined the Augustinian Order in 1737. He received his degree in theology from Coimbra but soon left for Spain and Italy to avoid persecution. In Rome he found favor with Pope Clement XIV, who named him curator of the Lancisian Library, a position he held for nine years and which earned him the respect of the Roman literati. Soon after his return to Portugal in 1777, he was appointed to the chair in theology at Coimbra University. Before he died in 1784, he destroyed all his other writings: @Caramurú is his sole surviving literary work. "One line of Brazilian criticism has found him merely a prolix versifier of historical prose. His unusually accurate and often fluent descriptions of Brazilian nature, however, earn him a significant place among contributors to the theme of @ufanismo. His remarkably authentic descriptions of native life, customs, and temperament simultaneously make him a major precursor of Indianism" (Norwood Andrews in Stern, ed., p. 115).*** Borba de Moraes (1983) I, 279; @Período colonial p. 121: "rarissimo." Innocêncio V, 111-4. Blake V, 181. @Imprensa Nacional 275. Mindlin, @Highlights 7. Pinto de Mattos (1970) p. 564. JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books 781/2. Palha 87. @Ticknor Catalogue p. 322. Rodrigues 909. Azevedo-Samodães 3030. Varnhagen, @Florilegios da poesia brasileira I, 389-94: "rare." Carpeaux, @Pequena bibliografia crítica da literatura brasileira pp. 52-3. Jong, @Four Hundred Years of Brazilian Literature p. 59. Ford, Whittem and Raphael, @Tentative Bibliography of Brazilian Belles-Lettres p. 62. Goldberg, @Brazilian Literature pp. 55-61. Oliveira Lima, @Aspectos da literatura colonial brasileira pp. 221-3. Putnam, @Marvelous Journey p. 86. Romero, @História da literatura brasileira II, 88-93. Veríssimo, @Estudos da literatura brasileira pp. 116-29. Bandeira, @Brief History of Brazilian Literature pp. 55-7. @Dictionary of Brazilian Literature, ed. I. Stern, pp. 114-5. NUC: DLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Description historique de Paris, et de ses plus beaux monumens, gravés en taille-douce par F.-N. Martinet (.) ; pour servir d'Introduction à l'Histoire de Paris & de la France : dédiée au Roi.

      Paris, chez les auteurs, Dijon, Frantin, 1779-1781, - 3 vol. in-4, XVI-C-384, XXIV-414-[2] et XII-420 pp., avec 57 figures gravées (dont 3 vignettes en-tête et 54 planches sous serpentes, parmi lesquelles 3 titres-frontispices et deux frontispices), veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs cloisonnés et fleuronnés, encadrement de triple filet doré sur les plats, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Restauration à une coiffe supérieure. Edition originale de format in-4 (doublée, aux mêmes dates, par une édition in-8 à la collation légèrement différente). Le nombre de figures diffère dans les collations recensées, parce que n'est souvent pas pris en compte le fait que, pour le volume I, le chiffrage des planches inclut comme planche IV ce qui constitue en fait la vignette en-tête du début du texte. Ce titre inachevé, mais très finement illustré, est devenu rare dans toutes ses sorties Il offre une série impressionnante de vues des principaux monuments de la capitale, recommandables et par la finesse du trait et par la rareté de certaines représentations (notamment les établissements scolaires). Le titre des volumes II & III, rédigés par Poncelin, est un peu différent : Histoire civile, ecclésiastique, physique et littéraire de Paris. Bon exemplaire sur grand papier. Cohen, p. 692 (donne 56 planches et une vignette, ce qui ne correspond pas exactement à l'état précis de l'exemplaire). Lacombe, 931. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Methode nouvelle et generale pour tracer facilement des cadrans solaires sur toutes surfaces planes, en situation quelconque, sans calcul ni embarras d`instrumens. Par un seul probleme geometrique qui fait connaitre l`axe & la soustylaire, la latitude du lieu, la situation du plan, la declinaison du soleil & le parallele du jour lors de l`operation. Principes et usage du comput et l`art de verifier les dates..

      Caen, Pierre Le Baron, 1781 8°, Fronti., XVI, XVII, 260 S., 2 Bl., 22 num. u. 1 unum. Kupferstich-Falttaf.; 2 Teile in einem, aber durchgehend paginiert. Neues Titelblatt nach S. 151 (Druckort: Bayeux, Drucker: Antoine-J. Nicolle, 1780), HLdr. der Zeit, florale Rückenprägung, Schmutztitel mit Eckabschnitt, Frontispiz etwas wasserrändig, insgesamt schönes Exemplar. Erste Auflage. Gervais de la Prise. Architekt. Schüler der l`Academie Royale in Paris. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Naturwissenschaft Alte Drucke - nach 1550

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        La Lila. XVIII.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur. 1781. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Presented in a handmade cream frame with gold leaf edging. Size: 205 × 330 mm. Mounted: 375 × 495 mm. Fine condition. 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; performed in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 . Faithfully Narrated from the original MS

      Messrs. Price, Whitestone, [etc.], Dublin 1781 - 8 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches. [4], xlvii, [1], 396pp. Engraved frontispiece and four plates, 1 folding engraved map. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked to style, flat spine ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece The first Dublin edition of the first published account of Cook's last voyage: a work which preceded the publication of the official account by three years. The first edition of this work was published in London in 1781; a second London edition, with corrections, was published in the same year. The present Dublin edition, also published in 1781, is a reprint of the second London edition, with four of the plates (the frontispiece of the death of Capt. Cook; "Omai's Public Entry on his first landing at Otaheite," "Ounalaschkan Chief" and "Representation of the Heiva at Otaheite") being reverse images of those in the London edition, while the plate of "Omai's Double Canoe, and the Ships approaching Hueheine" is included here in place of the image "The Ships Approaching York Island" found in the London editions. Rickman accompanied Cook's voyage aboard the 'Discovery' until his transfer to the 'Resolution' in 1777. Of the London edition, Hill notes: "This anonymous journal, of Captain Cook's third voyage, was once believed to have been written by John Ledyard, who had actually made liberal use of Lieutenant Rickman's account; hence the confusion. This narrative anticipated the government's authorized account by two years. All the journals kept on board were claimed by the Admiralty, thus the author remained strictly anonymous. The text, especially as regards details of Cook's death, differs considerably from other accounts." This Dublin edition is not in Hill. Howes R276, "aa."; Forbes 36; Wickersham 6555a; Beddie 1608; Beaglehole I, pp.ccv-ccvi; Davidson, p.64; Kroepelien 1078; O'Reilly & Reiman 416; Holmes 38 (ref). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Hydrachnae, quas in aquis Daniae palustribus detexit, descripsit.

      - Lipsiae, S.L. Crusius, 1781. 4to (255 x 200mm). pp. lxxxviii, with engraved title-vignette and 11 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary boards with recent half calf spine. A beautifully illustrated work on water mites, of which the finely handcoloured plates depict 71 species. Possibly the first monograph on this insect genus by the well-known author of the "Zoologia Danica".Provenance: Ex libris J.S. Capieux on inside frontcover.Brunet III, 1939; Graesse IV, 621; Nissen ZBI, 2931. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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