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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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      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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        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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        Essai sur les apanages, ou Mémoire historique de leur établissement, divisé en cinq chapitres : le premier, par forme de préliminaire, sur l'inaliénabilité du Domaine, suivi d'une introduction ; le second, sur l'établissement du retour des apanages à la Couronne ; le troisième, sur les privilèges dont les princes ont joui jusqu'à l'époque de l'Ordonnance de 1566 ; le quatrième, sur les privilèges qu'ils ont conservés depuis ladite Ordonnance jusqu'à présent ; le cinquième & dernier, sur les règles établies pour l'administration des bois des apanages.

      1781 - 2 tomes en un fort vol. in-4 de 372-403-142 pp., veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, encadrement de triple filet doré sur les plats, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Unique édition de cet ouvrage rare, même si les tirages évoqués par Barbier semblent exagérément restreints (douze exemplaires d'après les manuscrits de l'abbé Mercier de Saint-Léger ; vingt-cinq, d'après les estimations de Barbier lui-même). Sept exemplaires sont signalés au CCFr, ce qui ne s'accorde pas avec des tirages si restreints. Ce qui est sûr, c'est que ce texte important, rédigé par Du Vaucel comme grand-maître des Eaux et Forêts de Paris, ou par son premier commis De Laulne, ne fut pas mis dans le commerce. Il constitue un véritable traité de la domanialité, tout en paraissant restreint à la question des apanages, qui forment comme une exception au régime commun. Sa date peut se déduire des pièces justificatives (en pagination séparée), qui se terminent avec un arrêt du Conseil d'Etat du 8 septembre 1780. Coins frottés, mais bel exemplaire. Barbier II, 253. Dupin (1832), 1607.

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        Draft of an Autograph Letter to John Voorhees discussing Forage for the Army

      Talbot County Courthouse [Md.], 1781. One page. Folio. In a blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Old fold lines. Document separated into two pieces along central horizontal fold. Light soiling. Good. One page. Folio. A Signer of the Declaration Tries to Feed the Army After Yorktown. Unsigned draft of a letter in the hand of William Paca - Maryland Signer of the Declaration of Independence - to Captain John Voorhees of the New Jersey Militia discussing the need for forage for cattle and flour for the Army.  William Paca was a Maryland politician and lawyer who signed the Declaration of Independence and would go on to become the third governor of Maryland and later a federal judge.  At the time this letter was written, Paca was sitting as a judge on the Court of Appeals for Admiralty and Prize Cases.  In 1787, Paca declined to serve as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, and opposed the Constitution when it was made public because it lacked a Bill of Rights, though he would become a firm supporter of the federal government once the Bill of Rights was added.   In this letter, Paca writes to John Voorhees, Captain of the New Jersey militia, lamenting that he is not able to do more for the army by way of forage or supplies, but hoping that the current feeling of public spirit will be pervasive enough that the populace will be willing to assist the army.  The Continental Army had won a decisive victory at Yorktown just two weeks before, which would be the last major battle of the American Revolution.  He writes, "Surely on such an occasion as the present there must be public spirit enough to lend the state a little hay and pasturage for the support of a few cattel for a few days."   His letter reads, in full:   "Sir,  We rec'd yours of the 25th and in answer thereto we can only say we wish it were in our power to enable you to fulfill your engagements for forage for cattle:  we have had a small sum of hard money sent us for the special purpose of getting flour barrels, & therefore cant be applied to other purposes, which is far short of the sum wanted; we have requested Mr. Rd. Tilghman with whom we have lodged fifty pounds to pay you a proportion of it to satisfie as far as possible your contracts for flour barrels.  If forage is wanted for cattle try all the means of persuasion to get it of the well affected: surely on such an occasion as the present there must be public spirit enough to lend the state a little hay & pasturage for the support of a few cattel for a few days [crossed out:  but if persuasion will not do however painful and distressing it is to give the order we must nevertheless submit to the necessity of the case and direct you to seize such forage as the subsistence of the cattel requires]."   A nice letter, highlighting the perennial problem of supplying the Continental Army, written by a Signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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        History of Quadrupeds (Volumes I-II, Complete)

      London: Printed for B. White, 1781. Hardcover. Very Good+. Contemporary tree calf, rebacked, with gilt-stamped lettering in black morocco spine label, ornament gilt-stamped direct on spine; 2 volumes, 4to; pp. [2], 284; [2], xxiv, 285-566, [16], including engraved title-pages, penultimate ad leaf, and final blank; with 52 engraved plates. Some very light scuffing and bumping at corners and along edges of boards, otherwise the bindings are in excellent shape. Overall internally clean, with some faint offsetting from plates, a little scattered foxing here and there, early ownership signatures on title-pages. "Flaws" are certainly very minor -- a beautifully illustrated set, attractively bound. Nissen ZBI 3108.

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        L'Amériquain aux Anglois, ou Observations d'un membre des États Unis de l'Amerique, à divers ministres d'Angleterre, traduit par M. D. B***.

      Philadelphia 1781..

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        Abbitte des Herzogs Friedrich von Oesterreich vor König Siegmund am 8. Mai 1415 zu Costnitz (Konstanz).

      - Feder und Pinsel in Grau, grau laviert, über Bleistift, auf Papier mit Wasserzeichen: JWhatman, mit schwarzer Federlinie umrandet; verso vermutlich von fremder Hand bezeichnet „No 21.". 16,2:20,7 cm. Auf braunen Karton montiert, Einrahmung mit Deckweißlinie, in der Umfassungslinie unten von fremder Hand bezeichnet „Ludwig von Baiern" und „Kurfürst von Brandenburg", darunter von fremder Hand „Friedrich August Junge / Leipzig, 1781 – 1841. / Schüler von Oeser. / Abbitte des Herzogs Friedrich von Oesterreich / von König Siegmund am 8. Mai 1415 zu Costnitz".- Winziges Nagellöchlein rechts oben. Provenienz: Sammlung Woldemar Kunis (1872-1928), Dohna/Sachsen, Lugt 2635. Junge war in Leipzig als Porträtmaler, hauptsächlich von Elfenbeinminiaturen, und Kupferstecher tätig. Zunächst nahm er Unterricht bei seinem Vater, einem um 1795/96 verstorbenen Staffiermaler. Anschließend studierte er an der Leipziger Akademie bei A.F. Oeser (1717-1799). Nur für wenige Reisen 1828 nach Dresden und Weimar und 1840 nach Berlin verließ er seine Geburtsstadt. Dort war er ausschließlich für die Leipziger Gesellschaft tätig.

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        An History of Birmingham, to the End of the Year 1780

      Birmingham: Printed by and for Pearson and Rollason, 1781. First edition. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.5 inches). pp.2 [blanks] + xii + 10 [unpaginated list of subscribers] + 280 + 2 [blanks]. Three extra leaves numbered 7*- 8*, 179* - 180*, and 233* - 234* inserted into the numbered sequence. Folding engraved frontispiece. Two folding maps. Fourteen hors-texte plates, one of them fold-out. List of Subscribers. Recently rebound in a simple brown cloth, gilt to spine. Signature of William Hunt to the fly leaf [Hunt was one of the subscribers]. Beneath, signed 'George Hunt, from Uncle James, 22nd September 1856'. The fourth plate has a one-inch vertical fold to the fore-edge. The fourth and final flap of the second fold-out map is detached along the fold, but is present and not torn. Occasional light foxing. A very good copy. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales

      Salisbury: E. Easton, 1781. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. Samuel Hieronymus Grimm. Contemporary brown calf. Five raised bands with gilt tooling, title and date. Boards with gilt lines at edges, blind stamped decorations adjacent to lines and blind crosshatching within. Expert repairs to joints. Edges marbled. Ruffling and short tears to the margins of the first plate and title page, each of which extended beyond the text block. 16 b/w plates, some missing tissue guards. 4to. 214 ps. Errata. Bookplate of Douglas Fairbanks Jr. on paste down end paper. Signed and dated (1781) on half title page by illustrator S.H. Grimm. Signed on title page by presumed first owner Andrew Gother. Reverend Gother was the rector of Shorwell on the Isle of Wright, who drowned off the coast of southwest Africa on his way to start service as a missionary.

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        Manuscript Document, Covenant between John Bedell and his mother-in-law, Helethay Simonson, to share profits and expenses of jointly owned property on Staten Island

      Staten Island, 1781. 1 page. 1 vols. Folio. Integral leaf present but torn along bottom edge, small stains here and there. 1 page. 1 vols. Folio. Eighteenth Century Staten Island Document. Contract to share profits and expenses on jointly held property including "the Farm lying at the East End of Staten Island...the Sale Meadow Lying at old Town...and two boats bought joytly betwee" them. The agreement stipulates that they share the expense of "Tilling the said lands, as also in the Manning and Equally Supporting said ferry boats..." and sharing the "Profits of the Tavern". Unusual piece of Staten Island history, in the midst of the American Revolution.

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      Lichfield, 1781. Quarto. Modern paneled calf, boards and spine gilt, leather labels. Extremities lightly rubbed, boards lightly scuffed. Bright and clean internally. Very good. An extra-illustrated copy of the second edition, after the first of the same year, of this tribute to the unfortunate André. This edition includes verses "To Miss Seward" by W. Hayley. The added plates include portraits of the principal players in the story, including Major André, George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the author, as well as a print of the capture of André and of the elaborate funeral monument. Also tipped in is a copy of the satirical cartoon, "The Loss of Eden and Eden Lost," published in London in 1785, which mocks the easy treachery of Benedict Arnold.

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        Befestigungsanlagen vom Castill de Sant Felip ('Plano Del Castillo De San Felipe, Y De Sus Cercanias, Situado en la entrada de la Ria que bana á Puerto Mahon, en la Isla de Menorca. Por Don Tomas Lopez, Geografo de los Dominios de S.M. Madrid ano de 1781.').

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1781, 37 x 42,5 Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 58. - Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare plan! Zeigt das Castillo de Sant Felip an der Hafenausfahrt von Maó auf der Baleareninsel Menorca. - Rechts neben dem Plan Titel und Erklärungen. - Französisch-spanische Truppen eroberten und zerstörten die Festung im Jahre 1782, im Glauben, die Insel später mit den Briten gegen Gibraltar tauschen zu können. - Extrem seltener Plan der Befestigungsanlagen vom Castell De San Felip! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Plano Geometrico De La Ciudad De Gibraltar Con las obras nuevas, que han construido los Ingleses; nuestras nuevas Baterias, y la Lignea que se construió de spues de levantado el sitio, el ano de 1727. Por D. Thomás Lopez, Pensionista de S. M. Ano de 1781.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1781, 38,5 x 38,5 Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 40. - Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 154. - Karte von Gibraltar; darüber 2 das Felsenmassiv von Gibraltar von der Ostseite und Gesamtansicht der Stadt von der Westseite. - Unter der Karte Titel, Erklärungen und Legende. - Extrem seltene Karte in tadellosem Zustand! GIBRALTAR: 'Plano Geometrico De La Ciudad De Gibraltar Con las obras nuevas, que han construido los Ingleses; nuestras nuevas Baterias, y la Lignea que se construió de spues de levantado el sitio, el ano de 1727. Por D. Thomás Lopez, Pensionista de S. M. Ano de 1781.': oldcoloured cooper-engraving by Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, dat. 1781, 38,5 x 38,5 cm *Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 40. - Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. K - P, S. 154. - Tomas Lopez (1731-1802) was a spanish engraver and publisher, studied with Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville in Paris, returned to Madrid in 1760 and became Royal Geographer to King Charles III. - Rare map Gibraltar in mint condition! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Voyage dans les mers de l?Inde, fait par Ordre du Roi, A l?occasion du passage de Vénus fur le disque du soleil le 6 juin 1761, & le 3 du même mois 1769. Par M. Le Gentil, de l?Academie royale des Sciences. Tome Troisième. (3 seul).

      En Suisse, chez les Libraires Associés, 1781, - in-8vo, VIII + 431 p., reliure en d.-cuir originale à coins. Dos originale monté. Dèscription en détail sur les Isles Philippines / De Manille, position et sa description / Journal. attaque de défence de la ville de Manille en 1762 . par Guillaume Drapert, comm. en chef les troupes Britanniques des Indes Orientales.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Abhandlungen zur Naturgeschichte, Chemie, Anatomie, Medicin und Physik, aus den Schriften des Instituts der Künste und Wissenschaften zu Bologna. 2 in einem Band.

      Brandenburg, J. W. u. J. S. Halle, 1781-82. 8°. Mit wiederh. Holzschn.-Titelvignette, einigen Holzschn.-Vignetten im Text, einer mehrf. gefalt. Tabelle u. 9 gefalt. Kupfertafeln. 4 Bll., XXIIII, 375 (1) S.; 4 Bll., XVI, 378 S., 1 Bl. („Verbesserungen“), Etw. späterer HLwd.-Bd. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild. Erstausgabe. - Enth. neben der „Geschichte des Instituts der Künste und Wissenschaften zu Bologna“ zusammen 62 naturwissenschaftliche Abhandlungen wie „Von einem besondern Sande bey Bologna“, „J. Puzzi von den größern Cikaden“, „J. J. Scheuchzer von dem Heimwehe“, „Reise von Bologna nach den Alpen di San Pellegrino“, „Von den Stacheln der Skorpionen“, „J. Scheuchzer von einer besondern Steinart in den Gegenden um Wien“, „Von den Wassern zu Poretta“, „J. A. Stancari von der harten Hirnhaut“, „P. P. Molinelli anatomische Versuche“, „Von dem Maltheser Schwamm“, „J. A. Stancari vom Mohnsafte“, „H. F. Albertini über einige Krankheiten des Herzens“, „Zanotti vom Schalle“, „J. B. Beccari von der innerlichen Bewegung der flüssigen Körper“, „Vianelli von einer leuchtenden Wurmart in der See“, „Trombelli von einer aus dem Baste des Pfriemenkrauts bereiteten Leinwand“, „Jos. Monti von zwo verschiednen Gummiarten“, „Menghini von der Gegenwart der Eisentheilchen im Blute“, „Fabri von einer menschlichen Mißgeburt“, „J. Veratti von dem Gebrauch der Elektricität bey Heilung der Krankheiten“, „V. Menghini von der Wirkung des Kamphers innerlich genommen“ usw. - Einband fleckig u. an den Kanten berieben. Rückenschild mit Absplitterungen. Tlw. schwach gebräunt, sonst innen sauberes Exemplar. - Poggendorff I, 1435; vgl. Hirsch III, 681; nicht bei Wellcome u. Blake. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Leske, Abhandlungen zur Naturgeschichte, Chemie, Anatomie, Medicin und Physik, aus den Schriften des Instituts der Künste und Wissenschaften zu Bologna

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        Odyssee. Übersetzt von J. H. Voss. München, Bremer Presse 1926. 4to. 382 S. Handgebundener roter Orig.-Maroquinbd. auf 5 Bünden, Kastenvergoldung, Rückentitel, Deckelfileten u. Vollgoldschnitt. (Signiert Frieda Thiersch).

      0 - 21. Druck der Bremer Presse in 280 Exemplaren auf Zanders Bütten abgezogen. Herrlicher breitrandiger Druck mit Titel und Initialen von A. Simons. Der Homertext folgt der Ausgabe von 1781 und wurde von G. von Maassen durchgesehen. Tadellos erhalten in einem prachtvollen Meistereinband von Frieda Thiersch. Lediglich 50-60 Exemplare wurden so aufwending in der Vorzugsausstattung in Maroquin gebunden. - Lehnacker 21. - Rodenberg 485. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia, 1781. 12mo. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Additional stab holes in blank gutter. Toning, light soiling, and scattered foxing. Else very good. Revolutionary War-era Poor Richard's almanac, containing a list of "Remarkable Occurrences" relating to the war, together with an article on the "Medicinal Uses of Tansey and Camomile, recommended by Dr. Cook, and various aphorisms and tales. Woodcuts illustrating the different signs of the zodiac accompany each month of the almanac. The illustration, "The Anatomy of Man's Body, as govern'd by the Twelve Constellations," appears on page [5].

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        La Tentation de S. Antoine, Ornée de Figures et de Musique.

      A Londres no publisher 1781 - 8vo, 196 x 107 mms., printed half-title, nine leaves of text printed on verso only,nine engraved plates including engraved title, all engraved by Francois-Roland Elluin after Antoine Borel, eight engraved pages of music. BOUND WITH: [LALLEMAN (Pierre)]: Le Pot-Pourri de Loth, Ornée de Figures et de Musique. A Londres, 1781. 8vo, 197 x 107 mms., printed half-title, ten leaves of text printed on verso only, and one leaf printed on recto "FIN", nine engraved plates including frontispeice, all engraved by Francois-Roland Elluin after Antoine Borel, twelve engraved pages of music. 2 volumes in 1, handsomely bound in contemporary (or slightly later) red morocco, elaborate gilt borders on covers, got a floral motif, with a central lozenge in gilt, spine gilt to a floral motif; bookplate removed from front paste-down end-paper, top of spine very slightly chipped, but a fine and attractive copy. The imprint is false, and the volumes were almost certainly printed in Paris by Cazin. Four of the plates in La Tentation de S. Antoine, depict the temptation of Anthony (with demons, snakes, dragons and naked women), Sodom in flames, and the incest between Lot and his daughters. Although the presence of the erotic engravings has given these works fame, notoriety, or kudos, the other plates are rather more innocent, and the music, while not suited to bass voice (don't ask) is pleasant enough. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London, 1781. Quarto. Contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down. Good. A strange ensemble, but the two articles in the collection of the greatest interest are "The Possibility of approaching the North Pole discussed" and "Journal of a Voyage in 1775. To explore the coast of America, Northward of California." This section, consisting of some ninety pages, was written by Don Francisco de la Bodega and is illustrated by a map of the Pacific Coast of America from Baja to Alaska, with capes named by Bodega marked. Wagner comments at length on the origins of this often inaccurate map. Much of the first article was drawn from information provided by whaling captains. There are several pieces on natural historical subjects, as well as "Ohthere's 'Voyage, and the Geography of the Ninth Century illustrated.'" In addition there is an account, illustrated with an engraved portrait, of "a very remarkable young musician" (i.e. Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Mozart).

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        Oeuvres Completes de M. Helvetius: Nouvelle Edition, Corrigeé & Augmenteé sur les Manuscrits de l'Auteur, avec sa Vie & son Portrait en cinq (5) volumes.

      N/D 1781 - Libro de colección. Interior en excelente estado. Texto íntegro sin manchas ni roturas. Roces y fatigas en el encuadernado. Roturas en el encuadernado de tres tomos provocadas por Pececillo de Plata (ver fotografías). WE SEND (free of charge) video demonstration of the conservation status of the book. ENVIAMOS (a solicitud y sin cargo) video de demostración del estado de conservación del ejemplar. Due to the large volume of the specimen; freight to destination will be agreed between the bookseller and the buyer. Debido al importante volumen del ejemplar, el flete a destino será acordado entre la librería y el comprador. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York, 1781. 16mo. Contemporary red morocco wallet binding with engraved silver locking clasp. Interleaved with 19th- century manuscript notes and family records of the Rev. James Armstrong and descendants; additional 19th-century manuscript notes in pockets of binding. Binding lightly worn, else fine. A fine copy of a scarce Hugh Gaine Loyalist imprint, for which only three copies are recorded between Drake and NAIP. The KALENDAR includes the usual almanac fare together with lists of British officials in America, former royal governors, British and Hessian army officers, and American Loyalist officers. this includes a detailed listing of the English order of battle in North America as of the end of 1781. The extensive genealogical and historical notes and records inscribed in the interleaves of the volume and contained in the pockets of the binding refer to Rev. John F. Armstrong (1750-1816) and his family. Armstrong (1750-1816) graduated from the College of New Jersey (Princeton) and studied theology with John Witherspoon, who granted Armstrong his license to preach (an event the present notes mention as being delayed by the British invasion of New Jersey), officiated at his wedding, and baptized his children. Armstrong served as chaplain during most of the Revolutionary War and later as pastor of the Presbyterian church in Trenton until his death. The notes include records of births, marriages, and deaths for several later generations of Armstrong's family, ending in 1882, as well as records of slaves and diseases and inoculations.

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        An eighteenth century ‘Market Book' kept by John William Payne, a seller of hides and skins, recording his customers and sales at various local markets, and covering the period November 24th 1781 to October 1st 1783.

      N.p. 1781 - 174 pages, bound in original calf backed marbled boards. Some wear to the spine and rubbing to the boards, but in good clean state. The front-end- paper carries his name, dated November 22nd 1781, and ‘Market Book'. 207mm x 162mm. Yorkshire, 1781-1783. John William Payne, (1757-1845), was a tanner and leather merchant, selling hides and skins at local markets at Wath, Doncaster, Rotherham, and Barnsley. He was born in Newhill Grange, Wath upon Dearne, and became a wealthy landowner, owning lead mines and shares in Derbyshire and Chesterfield canals. In 1785 he commissioned William Lindley to build Newhill Hall. His son, also named William, was not born until 1781. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 - 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. 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. 1 Kg. 171 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur la physiognomie, destiné A faire Connoìtre l'Homme & à le faire Aimer. Par Jean Gaspard Lavater, citoyen de Zurich et Ministre du St. Evangile. Première - quatrième Partie. (Motto:) Dieu créa l'Homme à son Image.

      (Imprimé chez Jacques van Karnebeek) resp. chez I. van Cleef,, La Haye, 1781 - 4 Bde. La Haye, (Imprimé chez Jacques van Karnebeek) resp. chez I. van Cleef, (1781)-1803. Gr.-4°. Mit 193 Kupfertafeln und zahlr. Vignetten von Schellenberg, Lips, Holzhalb, Chodowiecki u.a. Kalbleder d. Zt. mit je 2 roten Rückenschildchen, Goldfileten und etwas Rückenvergoldung, Goldschnitt. Weigelt 274.35 - 274.37 und 274.39; Engelmann 107 ff.; Cohen 606; Lonchamp 1751. - Erste Ausgabe in französischer Sprache. Der Text wurde neu bearbeitet und von Mme. de la Fite, H. Refner und Mme. Caillard übersetzt, der Druck erfolgte auf Lavaters Kosten. Die Kupfer sind nur zum geringen Teil Kopien nach denen der deutschen Ausgabe, die meisten sind neu. - Schönes breitrandiges Exemplar. Die Einbände mit etlichen Mängeln, Rücken und Kanten hinterlegt, zwei Deckel lose. In Band 4 fehlt der Avis au relieur. Sprache: Deutsch / German Kalbleder d. Zt. mit je 2 roten Rückenschildchen, Goldfileten und etwas Rückenvergoldung, Goldschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Natural History

      1781 - BUFFON, Count de. Natural History, General and Particular, by the Count de Buffon, Translated into English. Illustrated with three hundred and one Copper-plates, and Occasional Notes and Observations by the Translator. London and Edinburgh: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell; W. Creech, 1781. Eight volumes. Octavo, contemporary full tree calf, raised bands, red and green morocco spine labels. $4800.Early edition of the first English translation of Buffon’s magnum opus, published in the same year as the first edition, translated and annotated by Scottish naturalist William Smellie, illustrated with 301 copperplate engravings, including two folding maps, one folding diagram, and frontispiece portrait of Buffon. In handsome contemporary tree calf bindings.“Natural history, prior to Buffon, had all the earmarks of an avocation, a hobby. Buffon is the one who raised it to the status of a science” (Mayr, 336). First translated into English in 1781 this work of Buffon provides, for the first time, “a complete survey of natural history in a popular form… in which he outlines a satisfactory account of the history of our globe… His belief in the mutability of species implied clearly some preparation for the thought of Darwin… Buffon was the first to present the universe as one complete whole and to find no phenomenon calling for any but a purely scientific explanation” (PMM 198). For the naturalist, Buffon’s History was “a splendid and well-illustrated account, and was widely used and copied from, [since it] illustrated animals from remote parts of the world” (Knight, 92). Published in the same year as the first edition of this translation; the first edition was issued in nine volumes and did not list the number of copperplates on the title pages. Plate CCXL appears in four states in Volume VII, as indicated in “Directions to the Binder” in Volume VIII. Index in Volume VIII. See Genet-Varcin & Roger 207. See Nissen 160. See Norman 369. Armorial bookplates.Text and plates generally clean and fine. Expert paper repair to Plate XXXV in Volume IV. Expert restoration to handsome contemporary tree calf. Buffon sets with all plates intact are scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tagebuch einer Entdeckungs-Reise nach der Südsee in den Jahren 1776 bis 1780 unter Anführung der Capitains Cook, Clerke, Gore und King.

      Berlin, Haude und Spener 1781; EA; ca 21x13 cm; (16) 357 Seiten mit 1 gest. Frontispiz und 1 mehrfach gefaltete Karte; Halbledereinband d. Zt. auf 5 echten Bünden mit etwas Rückenvergoldung (Einband an den Kanten stärker bestoßen, am oberen Kapital etwas eingerissen, Rückenschild mit Fehlstellen, Vorsätze etwas leimschattig, in der Vorrede zwei Blätter mit kleiner Verklebung, dort etwas Buchstabenverlust, die Karte mit kleinem Randeinriß; sonst guter Zustand) Beschreibt Cook`s dritte und letzte Reise, noch vor der offiziellen Buchveröffentlichung erschienen. Dem Buch dürfte das englische Original \"Journal of Captain Cook`s last Voyage\" von 1781 zu Grunde liegen, die erste Veröffentlichung nach der Reise, über dessen Autor Forster auch durch zahlreiche Korrespondenzen nichts erfahren konnte (siehe Vorwort). Der Autor war wohl John Rickman, Cooks 2. Lieutenant, der die Aufzeichnungen von Johan Ledyard, James Cook, W. Ellis und E. Newbery verwendet hat. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Dissertatio entomologica novas Insectorum species, cujus partem primam (-sextam; all published!) . publice ventilandam exhibent .

      - Upsaliae, J. Edman, 1781-1791. 6 parts (bound in 1 volume). 8vo (206 x 165mm). pp. 28; (2), 29-52; (2), 53-68, (2); (2), 69-84; (2), 85-106; (4), 107-130, with 6 (1 folded) engraved plates. Later half calf, gilt-lettered spine with 5 raised bands. Carl Peter Thunberg (1743-1828, Swedish botanist and explorer) was one of the greatest and most famous pupils of Linnaeus. After long and successful journeys (including 15 months through Japan and 3 years through South Africa), Thunberg succeeded Linnaeus as professor at the University of Uppsala. Numerous dissertations were defended by pupils of Thunberg, which were usually the work of Thunberg himself and are often attributed to him. A complete set of the dissertations on NEW INSECT SPECIES by (I:) S.N. Casstroem, (II:) J.M. Ekelund, (III:) D. Lundahl, (IV:) C.P. Engstroem, (V:) J.O. Noraeus, and (VI:) A.J. Lagus. These treatises are one of the two most important entomological series, dealing with exotic insects, especially from South Africa, together with their original descriptions. Most of the insects described in the present dissertations are insects from South Africa (Cape of Good Hope) and some of Japan.Provenance: Japanese monogram of Kikumaro Okano on title-pages.Hagen II, 220; Horn & Schenkling 22120. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London, 1781. Antique-style three-quarter calf and marbled boards, leather label. Maps backed with linen. Internally clean. Very good. A classic of American travel, in the third and best edition, with expanded text, a biographical sketch of the author, an index, and the added plate of the tobacco plant not found in the first two editions. Carver travelled farther west than any Englishman before the Revolution, going as far as the Dakotas, exploring the headwaters of the Mississippi, and passing over the Great Lakes. The text contains the first published mention of the word "Oregon." The author comments on the Indians he encountered, as well as offering observations on natural history. The tobacco plant plate is handsomely colored. An important source book and stimulus for later explorers, especially Mackenzie and Lewis and Clark. This is the second issue, according to Howes, with the index.

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