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        Oeuvres de Rousseau

      London: , 1781. - In a Contemporary Morocco Binding Attributed To Derôme Le Jeune[DEROME, Nicholas Denis aka Le Jeune, binder; attributed to]. ROUSSEAU, [Jean Baptiste]. Œuvres de Rousseau. Nouvelle édition. London: 1781.Two twelvemo volumes (4 5/8 x 2 13/16 inches; 118 x 72 mm.). [4], 252; [4], 276 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Delvaux in Volume I.Contemporary full red morocco attributed to Derôme Le Jeune, unsigned but with dentelles à l'oiseau, characteristic of Derôme, to volume two. Covers with gilt triple fillet border, smooth spines decoratively tooled in gilt in panels with two olive green morocco gilt lettering labels, board edges with single gilt fillet, gilt dentelles à l'oiseau, all edges gilt, bright blue endpapers. The absolute bare minimum of rubbing to extremities. A wonderful copy."Derôme was born on October 1, 1731, became a master binder on March 31, 1761, and was elected one of the Gardes en Charge of the Community of the Master Binders and Guilders of the City and University of Paris on May 10, 1773 at the same time as François Gaudreau, binder to the dauphine. He died around the year 1788 [i.e. 1790]. the designs used by Derôme on his bindings are extremely graceful, and rival those of Padeloup, to which they have a strong resemblance. It is be true that he purchased the material and stamps of this binder at the sale of his effects after his death, it explains to some extent the great similarity of the ornamentation employed by the two artists. Derôme executed many mosaic bindings, but his great renown has been gained by his dentelles, especially those in which he introduced a little bird with outstretched wings, and which are in consequence termed dentelles à l'oiseau" (Fletcher, W.I., Bookbinding in France).Marius Michel, in La Reliure Française, says that Derôme sought and found in the industries of his time the elements for new decoration, and crowned his efforts with the dentelles to which he has given his name, and which are distinguished from preceding ones by not being made up of the same tools in repetition, but in combination, thus affording more variety.Volume I contains Rousseau's "Odes sacrées," "Odes, Liv. II-IV," and "Cantates allégoriques." Volume II contains "Epitres, Liv. I-II," "Allégories, Liv. I-II," "Epigrammes, Liv. I-IV," and "Poésies diverses.""Jean-Baptiste Rousseau (April 6, 1671- March 17, 1741), was a French poet. He was born in Paris, the son of a shoemaker, and was well educated. As a young man, he gained favour with Boileau, who encouraged him to write. Rousseau began with the theatre, for which he had no aptitude. A one-act comedy, Le Café, failed in 1694, and he was not much happier with a more ambitious play, Le Flatteur (1696), or with the opera Venus et Adonis (1697). In 1700 he tried another comedy, Le Capricieux, which had the same fate. He then went with Tallard as an attaché to London, and, in days when literature still led to high position, seemed likely to achieve success."His misfortunes began with a club squabble at the Café Laurent, which was much frequented by literary men, and where he indulged in lampoons on his companions. A shower of libellous and sometimes obscene verses was written by or attributed to him, and at last he was turned out of the café. At the same time his poems, as yet printed only singly or in manuscript, acquired him a great reputation, due to the dearth of genuine lyrical poetry between Jean Racine and André de Chénier. In 1701 he was made a member of the Académie des inscriptions; he was offered, though he had not accepted, profitable places in the revenue department; he had become a favourite of the libertine but influential côterie of the Temple; and in 1710 he presented himself as a candidate for the Académie française."Verses more offensive than ever were handed round, and gossip maintained that Rousseau was their author. Legal proceedings of various kinds followed, and Rousseau ascribed the lampoon to Joseph Saunin. In 1712 Rousseau was pro

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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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        Essai sur la Physiognomonie, destiné à faire connoître lÂ’homme et à la faire aimer. Three volumes

      La Haye : Imprimé chez Jacques van Karnebesk, (1781), 1783, 1786.. 4to. (11.5 x 9.75 inches). Vol.I: x + 294 + 1 (errata). 14 numbered plates. Vol.II: viii + 404. 78 numbered plates (but lacks plate XIV). Vol.III: viii + 360. 53 numbered plates (but lacks plates III & IV). Engraved vignette to each title page (lined with linen to verso). Numerous engraved illusts to text. Library ink stamp to title page of volume I, with bookplate of library to front pastedown. Titles pages dust soiled. Some occasional spotting and soiling. Plates lined in linen to verso. Some professional repairs to tears. Twentieth century buckram, slightly soiled and discoloured. O/w very good copies. Oversize or very heavy books, requiring extra postage overseas. 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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        Select dissertations from the Amoenitates Academicae, a supplement to Mr. Stillingfleet's tracts relating to natural history. Translated by the Rev. F.J. Brand, M.A. In two volumes. Volume I

      London: sold by G. Robinson and J. Robson. 1781. 8vo., xiv + (2) + 480pp., including the half-title and errata leaf, original boards and paper spine, the boards rather soiled and the spine worn, but internally a fine, uncut and partially unopened, copy. Only edition and all published. Very scarce (ESTC locates copies at 7 libraries in UK but only at 3 libraries elsewhere, viz. Lib.Co. of Phil. + Un. of Kansas + Un. of King's Coll). The editor/translator pays homage both to Linnaeus and to Benjamin Stillingfleet (1702-1771), the English botanist and Linnaean disciple. In the 1750s the works of the great Swedish botanist were little known in England and it was the publication in 1759 of Stillingfleet's Miscellaneous Tracts> that gave the Linnaean system wider recognition. 'This work, Stillingfleet's most significant achievement, consists of translations of selected essays from the Amoenitates academicae (Philosophical Diversions)> of Linnaeus and his pupils. ..... In the remarkable preface to the Miscellaneous Tracts>, Stillingfleet not only gave a lucid account of the Linnaean system but also made a vigorous plea for the study of natural science, arguing that mere curiosity in one age may lead to practical benefits in another. The publication of this work was considered to be the beginning of the establishment of Linnaean botany in England.' [I.D. Hughes in ODNB]. The present volume of essays 'may be considered', the editor writes, 'as a supplement to his (Stillingfleet's) tracts'. There are twelve papers in this collection by such distinguished authors as Matthew Aphonin, Daniel Wilche, Charles Frederic Hoffberg, Charles Daniel Ekmarck, John Gustavus Acrell, Jonas Gustavus Forssal, Michael A. Baeckner, Emanuel Avelin, John Lyman, Henry Fougt, and two by Linnaeus himself.

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        Mémoires historiques sur Raoul de Coucy On y a joint le Recueil de ses Cha EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres, 1781. Fine. de l'Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres, Paris 1781, in-8 (10,5x17,5cm), 2 volumes reliés. - Edition beautifully printed by stones. It is decorated with three portraits, including one of Raoul de Coucy, a figure inset showing the city of Coucy-le-Chateau, and 12 pages of music, engraved with the utmost care according to the king's manuscripts and the Marquis de Paulmy. Binders of the time open blond calf. Back smooth decorated with boxes and gilded florets, and parts of title and volume number of red and green morocco. Triple net gold bezel of the boards. Net gilded highlighting cuts. Golden Roulette coaching contreplats. All edges gilt. Very nice large paper copy. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale admirablement imprimée par Pierres. Elle est ornée de 3 portraits, dont celui de Raoul de Coucy, d'une figure hors texte montrant la cité de Coucy-le-Château, et de 12 pages de musique, gravée avec le plus grand soin d'après les manuscrits du roi et du marquis de Paulmy.  Reliures de l'époque en plein veau blond. Dos lisses ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés, ainsi que de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et vert. Triple filet doré en encadrement des plats. Filet doré soulignant les coupes. Roulette dorée en encadrement des contreplats. Toutes tranches dorées. Très joli exemplaire en grand papier.

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        Hydrachnae, qvas in aqvis Daniae palustribus detexit, descripsit, pingi et tabulis XI aeneis incidi curavit Otho Fridericus Müller.

      Leipzig, Siegfried Ledrecht, 1781. 4to. LXXXVIII s. 11 håndkolorerte plansjer + Medbundet : Entomostraca seu insecta testacea, quae in aquis Daniæ et Norvegiæ reperit, descripsit et iconibus illustravit Otho Fridericus Müller. Lipsia et Havniæ, J. G. Mülleriani, 1785. 134 + (2) s. 21 håndkolorerte plansjer. Fint samt. skinnbd. med rødt skinn tittelfelt. Rik ryggdekor i gull. Bundet av Richter i Stockholm

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        Tratado de la conservación de la salud de los pueblos y consideraciones sobre los terremotos.

      Madrid, Impr. Joaquín Ibarra 1781 - Madrid, Impr. Joaquín Ibarra, 1781. - - 8.º(17 cm), 1h., XXI, 376p., cabercera orn. y capitular historiada. Encuadernado en plena piel, tejuelo, recuadros, flores y adornos dorados en lomera, cantos orn. en dorado. Tratado médico higienista, insistiendo en la importancia de la purificación del aire; con un pequeño estudio de las causa y las prevenciones en los terremotos. Menores roces en encuadernación. Muy buen ejemplar.(Palau 266734) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Copy. Governor General's Narrative of the Transactions at Benares. 1781

      Govt of India, Fort William, Calcutta India 1781 - Copy. Governor General's Narrative of the Transactions at Benares. 1781. Fort William, Calcutta, 1781/2, large folio. A large manuscript volume of true copies of Warren Hasting's account of the Insurrection at Benares and his dealing with the affairs of Raja Chait Singh at Chunargur and Benares. 688 numbered pages of manuscript letters, memoranda, numerous appendixes including orders to and reports from military commanders, casualty lists etc., written in at least two clear secretarial hands. Bound in contemporary marbled paper covers with manuscript title, now contained in a recent quarter leather solander box. The volume is accompanied by a separate covering letter written on the first side of a bifolium of Whatman paper addressed to Evan Nepean Esq dated East India House 21st August 1782 signed Henry Fletcher [Sir Henry Fletcher, Bart (1727-1807) Chairman of the East India Company] and Nath. Smith [Nathaniel Smith (1730-94) a Director of the Company and an MP from 1783], this explaining that the Copy of the Governor General's Narrative of the Transactions at Benares are being send for the information of Mr Secretary Townshend [Thomas Townshend, 1733-1800, later 1st Viscount Sydney, who was Secretary of State in Lord Shelburne's government. Evan Nepean was Permanent Under Secretary there]. Contributors other than Hastings himself included Elijah Impey, William Palmer [Military Secretary, Lt Col Thomas Blair, Maj Isaac Eaton, Lt J Polhill, Maj M Cranford 28th NI, Francis Balfour, Maj Wm Popham, H Pigott, Nath Middleton, Charles Graeme, Jacob Barnet, A Ahmuty, Maj J W Crabb, Capt Robet Maxwell, Col T Morgan, J Naylor, E Hay, Hyan Beg. Some of the affidavits are noted as "a true copy of" or "a true copy of the translation" and signed E Hay, Sub Secretary of the Hon Gov Gen's Council. The very last page has the initials of three people who had examined the text and is marked Ex'd. G.B., T.W., I.H. Above that it is marked "(signed) / Warren Hastings and then marked "True Copies" above the signature J P Auriol, Secy. In whose hand many of the copies appear to be written. There is also a loosely inserted folded manuscript map which appears to be contemporary and was probably sent to England with the volume. It measures 17 x 26 ins and has one vertical and one horizontal fold the latter toen without loss along most of its length. The map uses outline colour to show British Possessions, Dominion of Oude & Mahrattas. The name Cheet Sing appears prominently across southern Oude with Azoph Dowlah to the north. A printed version of these documents was published in Calcutta in 1782 but it is particularly appealing to handle one in manuscript form which would have left Calcutta at the very end of 1781 or early in 1782 where it would have been one of a tiny handful of copies to reach East India House. That it was important enough for the letter accompanying it to be signed by the Chairman and another member of the Court of Directors indicates the level of importance which was attahced to it. Size: Large Folio [10 x 15ins] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Annales de la vertu ou cours d'histoire à l'usage des jeunes personnes Pa EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez Lambert et Baudoin, 1781. Fine. Chez Lambert et Baudoin, à Paris 1781, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20cm), viij, 520pp. et iv, 534pp. (4), deux volumes reliés. - First Edition. an edition in 3 Vol. in 12 was published on the same date, which is not the original. Full contemporary calf. Back tooled raised. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. red edges. Beautiful copy. Annals of board is about the history and geography, both ancient and modern, we can distinguish, in addition to France, Japan, China, America, Spain, Portugal, ancient rome and ancient greece A history of the Jews and the Old Testament, and even a history of travel; the set is a fabulous wealth of information nowadays. The style is clear and concise and wants pleasant reading. Madame de Genlis, well known celebrity artistic salons of the late eighteenth century, was a teacher and educator, she also held the children of Orleans (it will also be the mistress of the Duke D'Orleans, the future Philippe equality ), and those of the Duke of Chartres. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Une édition en 3 Vol. in 12 est parue à la même date, qui n'est pas l'originale. Reliures en plein veau d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. tranches rouges. Très beaux exemplaires. Les Annales constitue des cours concernant l'histoire et la géographie, tant ancienne que moderne, on y distingue, outre la France, le Japon, la Chine, l'Amérique, l'Espagne, le Portugal, la rome antique et la grèce antique, une histoire des juifs et de l'ancien testament, et même une histoire des voyages ; l'ensemble constitue une richesse de renseignements fabuleuse de nos jours. Le style est clair et concis et se veut agréable à la lecture. Madame de Genlis, célébrité bien connue des salons artistiques de la fin du XVIIIe, fut une pédagogue et une éducatrice, elle s'occupa en outre des enfants des Orléans (elle sera en outre la maîtresse du duc D'Orléans, le futur Philippe égalité), et de ceux du duc de Chartres.

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        Analyse des infiniment petits, pour l’intelligence des lignes courbes

      1781. relié. DeCollection. A Paris, chez Alex. Jombert jeune, 1781. In/4 reliure en plein veau tacheté du temps, dos à nerfs à caissons dorés et pièce de titre rouge, 12 planches rempliées in-fine (11 numérotées de 1 à 11 et une A), xix ff. de préface et table, 234 p. Mors partiellement ouvert en coiffe supérieure, coiffes avec anciennes restaurations, usures aux coins. Ouvrage en bon état cependant. Cet ouvrage marque l?'introduction en France du calcul différentiel et constitue le premier traité synthétique en la matière. L?'ouvrage débute par une série de définitions et d?'axiomes dont deux sont fondateurs du calcul différentiel : la distinction entre les infiniment petits d?'ordre successif et la possibilité de considérer une courbe par une succession de droites infiniment petites. Les propositions qui en découlent traitent successivement du calcul des tangentes, des minima et maxima, et des notions de développée et de caustique. Guillaume de l?'Hospital doit la majeure partie du contenu de ce traité au mathématicien et physicien suisse Jean Bernoulli (1667-1748) qui lui enseigna entre 1691 et 1692 le calcul différentiel élaboré et rendu public en 1684 par le philosophe allemand Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716). 4to in full contemporary spotted calf, ribbed spine with gilt panels and red label, red edges, 12 folding plates, [19], 234 p. Upper joint partially split, ancient repairs on tips, corners rubbed but a very good copy. G. de l?'Hospital?'s analysies of the infinitesimal introdiuces in France the differential calculus and constitutes the first overall treatise on the subject. This work had an important circulation and aroused many comments. G. de l?'Hospital owes the main part of this work to the Swiss physicien & mathematicien Jean Bernouli who tought him between 1691-1692 the differential calculus which had been published in 1684 by the German Philosopher Leibniz.

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        Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery; performed in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, illustrated with cuts and a chart, shewing the tracts of the ships employed in this expedition. Faithfully narrated from the original Ms

      London: F. Newbery, 1781. Octavo, with a folding map and five engraved plates (one folding); the leaf D4 cancelled as usual and replaced with four unsigned leaves; map neatly reinforced at the back of folds and with a short tear repaired, a trace of worming in the last 35 leaves, affecting some letters; a very good copy in contemporary calf, well rebacked, preserving original label. The first full account in English of Cook's third voyage: this is one of the most significant of the surreptitious accounts of Cook's voyages - the unauthorised accounts published anonymously to avoid repercussions from the Admiralty, who had embargoed the publication of private narratives before the appearance of the official version. In this example, Rickman scooped the official version by a full three years.Though published anonymously, this scarce and important account of the voyage was conclusively shown by Judge Howay (Zimmermann's Captain Cook, Toronto, 1930) to have been the work of John Rickman, a lieutenant on the voyage. His description of the voyage, as well as predating the official account, differs from it in many respects - particularly regarding the death of Cook, for which this is a prime source.This is therefore the first full authentic description of Hawaii to appear in English, and the engraved frontispiece "Representation of the Murder of Capt. Cooke at O-Why-ee" is in fact the first representation of Hawaii in a printed book.David Forbes identifies a number of variant states of the book, without assigning priority. This is an example of his state "B" with various identifying misprints and pagination errors. Many editions and versions of the book followed in later years, attesting to its popularity and importance. Beddie, 1607; Davidson, A Book Collector's Notes, p. 64; Hill, 1453; Hocken, p. 20 (wrongly attributing to Ledyard); Holmes, 38; Judd, 150; Kroepelien, 1076; Lada-Mocarski, 32; O'Reilly-Reitman, 415.

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

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

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        Geometria pratica, In cui oltre i Principi di essa, ui sono molti Insegnamenti intorno alle varie Misure di Terre, Acque, Fieni, Pietre, Grani, Fabriche, ed altro secondo l'uso di Verona, e dit tutte l'aletre principali citta d'Italia,

      1781. relié. Bon état. Remondini, Bassano, 1781. In/4, cartonnage d?'attente avec vignette sur le premier plat, 160p. Nombreuses gravures sur bois dans le corps de texte, deux gravures sur bois dépliantes hors texte, lettrines ornées. Huitième édition . Ouvrage en italien. Rares rousseurs claires, rares annotations dans le corps de texte. Lodovico Perini, médecin italien passionné d?'Antiquité, notamment auteur d?'une importante monographie sur Piranèse.

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        Arrest de la cour du Parlement qui fait défenses à toutes personnes de s'a EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: Chez P. G. Simon ; Imprimerie royale, 1781. Fine. Chez P. G. Simon ; Imprimerie royale, à Paris 1781 - 1783, In 4 (19x26cm), 700pp., relié. - Extraordinary meeting of 120 judgments concerning essentially the rules of public life. Handwritten pagination and table of contents premettant consult the various pieces of this collection. Full marbled calf contemporary. Back tooled raised, wheels and tail head. Part of title in red morocco. A lack in mind. Friction. A dull corner. Besides many regulations of public space, including the disruption of public order (drinks, games, music, gatherings ...) the obligations of hotels and inns; various judgments also apply to merchants, and some publications; we particularly distinguish a judgment condemning philosophical History of the Indies by Raynal to be slashed and burned. Very interesting set which tracks public life under Louis XVI, and many regulations pout all things such as the prohibition to kill calves for slaughter less than three weeks. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Réunion exceptionnelle de 120 arrêts concernant essentiellement le règlement de la vie publique. Pagination manuscrite et table des matières permettant de consulter les diverses pièces de ce recueil.   Reliure en plein veau marbré d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné, roulettes en queue et tête. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Un manque en tête. Frottements. Un coin émoussé.   Outre de nombreux règlements de l'espace public, notamment le trouble de l'ordre public (boissons, jeux, musique, attroupements...) les obligations des hôteliers et auberges ; les divers arrêts concernent également les commerces de bouche, et certaines publications ; on distinguera particulièrement un arrêt condamnant l'Histoire philosophique des deux Indes par Raynal à être lacéré et brûlé. Ensemble fort intéressant qui retrace la vie publique sous Louis XVI, et les nombreux règlements pour toutes choses telle l'interdiction de tuer des veaux de moins de trois semaines pour la boucherie.

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        GAINE'S UNIVERSAL REGISTER: OR, AMERICAN AND BRITISH KALENDAR, FOR THE YEAR 1782

      New York: Printed by Hugh Gaine, [1781].. 179,[1]pp., lacking the terminal leaf of advertisements, never bound in. 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. DRAKE 5895. EVANS 17168. BRISTOL B5284. SHIPTON & MOONEY 43975. NAIP w023076.

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

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

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        Opuscules

      Counterfeiting of the Cazin edition of 1781 pieces of these erotic, songs and literary madécasses mixtures. According permission placed at the end of the second volume, this fourth edition was printed in 1500 copies. It is decorated with two titles-engraved frontispiece, marked "Fifth Edition", and 5 figures engraved with etching by Coulet. Copy on blue vellum.Binders later (XIX) in full blue morocco, decorated in Du Seuil, Hello signed. Back with five nerves ornate boxes, jewels, nets and gold lace. Sixfold framing gilded nets and florets spandrels on the boards. Net gilded underscore cuts and caps. Large golden lace supervision of marbled paper contreplats. All edges gilt. Some very tiny scuffs and slightly tarnished boards, otherwise fine copy.  Manoury Londres, et se trouve à Caen 1787 in-16 (7,5x12,5cm) 2 volumes reliés

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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. 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. Integral leaf present but torn along bottom edge, small stains here and there

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        Tagebuch einer Entdekkungs Reise nach der Südsee in den Jahren 1776 bis 1780 unter Anführung der Capitains Cook, Clerke, Gore and King

      Berlin: Haude und Spener, 1781. Octavo, with a frontispiece and a folding map, paper a little browned; original blue paper wrappers becoming worn, especially to chipped spine, but a very good copy. First German edition of Rickman's third voyage journal. A rare, important and early third voyage piece: the first publication of Johann Forster's German edition of Rickman's Journal of Captain Cook's last voyage, the surreptitious account of the voyage which had appeared in an English edition earlier the same year.Forster contributed an important introduction to the edition, including a discussion of Cook's character and how it led to his death in Hawaii, which is quite different to the almost universal heroic adulation of his contemporaries. This alternative and more questioning perspective is all the more pertinent since Forster had sailed as senior naturalist on Cook's second voyage and therefore wrote with the benefit of personal knowledge of Cook and first-hand experience of Pacific voyaging.Forster 'was vitally interested in the results of Cook's third voyage and particularly in communicating some of these results to an eager German public... Early in 1781 John Rickman, a lieutenant on the third voyage, anonymously rushed out his Journal... and one of Forster's well placed correspondents immediately sent off a copy to Halle, together with any supporting gossip he could glean... In publishing Tagebuch... Forster took the opportunity to announce for the first time in Germany his own plans for further papers on the natural history of the voyages [and attacked] some of his English 'enemies'. Banks, Solander, Forster and his son, we are informed, had really been civilising influences upon James Cook during the first two voyages; their presence had prevented Cook from being too harsh with the South Sea islanders. The absence of educated, scientific gentlemen on the third voyage had, in Forster's opinion, led to the tragedy of Cook's death on Hawaii. Even before the third voyage Cook, "a cross-grained fellow who sometimes showed a mean disposition and was carried away by a hasty temper", had developed an "overbearing attitude..., the result of having his head turned by Lord Sandwich"...' (Hoare, The Tactless Philosopher: Johann Reinhold Forster, p. 237).Besides his introduction, Forster included a substantially revised version of Rickman's map (he dismisses the original as simply a copy of the chart issued in the London Magazine for July and December 1780), and many footnotes to the text - "a quite valuable... contribution to the ethnology, geography and natural history of the Pacific" (Hoare, p. 238). Some of these notes are bitterly critical of British policies, while one attacks the campaign of the geographer, A.F. Busching, to rename the Bering Straits as 'Cook Straits', Forster arguing that Cook Strait in New Zealand was sufficient testimonial to Cook's navigational ability and that Bering was entitled to priority in naming the straits between America and Asia.This is a relatively uncommon title: Forbes, for example, could list only eight copies, of which two are incomplete.

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        DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNE' DE PHYSIQUE

      Paris, Leboucher / Lamy, 1781-1784. In-8 gr. (mm. 260x190), 3 voll. (di cui 1 di tavole), p. pelle bazzana coeva (con abras.), dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, tagli marmorizz. L?'opera è così composta: Vol. 1°: pp. (4),XVI,708 + 34 pp., con proprio frontespizio, contenenti ?"Observations sur les nouvelles découvertes aérostatiques, et sur la probabilité de pouvoir diriger les Ballons. Pour servir de Supplément à son Dictionnaire..?", Paris, 1784 - Vol. 2°: pp. (4),770 compreso l?'Errata - Vol. 3° (Planches): pp. VI, con 90 tavole inc. in rame, ciascuna con numer. figure. "Prima edizione". Brisson (1723-1806) iniziò la sua carriera scientifica come assistente di Reaumur, classificando e avendo cura degli esemplari della sua immensa collezione di storia naturale. La morte del suo mentore segnò la fine della sua carriera di naturalista e, su consiglio di Nollet, orientò i suoi studi verso la fisica sperimentale. In questo campo fece enormi progressi, collaborando con Lavoisier e succedendo in seguito a Nollet alla cattedra di fisica sperimentale del Collegio di Navarra. Influente propagatore delle più avanzate teorie del suo tempo, pubblicò con grande successo un libro di testo ed il presente dizionario, che contiene oltre ad una eccellente presentazione dei vari aspetti della fisica, anche una importante appendice sulla "machine aérostatique" di Mongolfier. Cfr. Poggendorff, 301 - Brockett, 2213a - D.S.B. II,475. Con bruniture interc. nel t.; le tavv. portano uniformi arross. per lo più marginali.

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        The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe: Volume I & II

      Harrison and Co. LEATHER_BOUND. Books are both in original leather boards with general wear. Volume one is in good condition with all contents, with some toning and soiling as expected for age. Volume two on the other hand has a couple of pages missing from front of book including the first two text pages which starts at page 159, contents has some soiling marks. Rear pastedown is tatty and hinges are lightly cracked. These books are very Rare highly collectible especially with their original boards. . Good. 1781.

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        Histoire philosophique et politique, des établissemens & du Commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. 1-10 + Atlas.

      - Geneve, Jean-Leonard Pellet, 1781. 8vo + atlas in 4to. Engr. portrait,+ III-XVI,+ 348 pp.+ 2 fold. printed tabs; engr. front.+ III-XII,+ 378 pp.+ 3 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-XI,+ (1),+ 372 pp.+ 3 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-XII,+ 308; engr. front,+ III-XI,+ (1),+ 259,+ fold. printed tab.; engr. front,+ III-XII,+ 308 pp.+ 4 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-XVI,+ 359 pp.+ 4 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-XII,+ 352 pp.+ fold. tab.; engr. front,+ III-VIII,+ 262 pp.+ 2 fold. printed tabs; engr. front,+ III-VI,+ 348 pp. Atlas: 22 pp.+ 50 engr. folding or double page maps [numbr. 1-49, but with two number 17]. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt with raised bands and beige and blue labels, marbled boards. 11 volumes. From the library of Ericsberg, with the book plate of Carl Jedvard Bonde. Brunet IV, 1126. Graesse VI, 40. A fine and uniformely bound set of Raynal?s important treaty on the overse trade. Guillaume Thomas Raynal (1713-96), French historian and philosopher. This work gives voice to his angry criticism of the colonial powers? treatment of the coloured peoples, and it was higly admired by contemporary abolitionists and revolutionaries. It was first published in 1770 in seven volumes, it was expanded and issued again over fifty times. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Projet concernant de Nouveaux Signes pour la Musique, Lu par l'Auteur à l'Académie des Sciences, le 22 Aout 1742

      Geneve. 1781. Octavo. Contemporary green boards with dark red leather title label gilt to spine.1 f. (half-title "Traités sur la musique"), 1f. (title), [5]-437, [i] (table), 1f. (folding plate "De tous les Tons et touttes les Clefs"), 1f. (blank) pp. Musical examples in text. A compilation of several of Rousseau's more important essays including the Projet as well as Rousseau's Dissertation sur la Musique moderne (p.27); Essai sur l'Origine des langues (p. 209); Lettre a M. l'Abbe Raynal (p. 326); Examen de deux principes avances par M. Rameau (p. 333) and the Lettre a M. Burney, suivie d'une Reponse du Petit-Faiseur (p. 375). Some mispagination following p. 208. First Edition. RISM Écrits pp. 723-731. Bound with: Anonymous. Principes de la musique vocale, Appliqués au chant des pseaumes, par demandes et réponses. Pour l'usage du collège de la ville de Neuchatel. Berne, 1764. 1f. (title), 3-15 pp. First (?and only) Edition. Very rare RISM Écrits, p. 972 (only one other known copy, in the Bibliotheque publique et Univ. Neuchâtel). Binding slightly worn, rubbed, bumped and chipped; endpapers moderately foxed. Lightly browned, with occasional light foxing and staining; several leaves with very slight loss to edges not affecting text; tear to folding plate repaired. . The Swiss philosopher and theorist, Jean-Jacques Rousseau "lived part of his life as a professional copyist, and apart from his operas and his scene lyrique Pygmalion, he also composed a symphony, several motets, a few instrumental pieces, [and] three albums of songs... Of more significance to musicians, however, are his writings on music..." Catherine Kintzler in Grove Music Online. Rousseau's Projet proposed "the elimination of the staff and note shapes altogether. In his reformed system, pitches were indicated in scale degrees and duration through an elaborate system of barlines and commas which marked individual beats..." Grant: Beating Time and Measuring Music in the Early Modern Era, p. 116.

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

      Haude und Spener, Berlin 1781 - Octavo, with a frontispiece and a folding map, paper a little browned; original blue paper wrappers becoming worn, especially to chipped spine, but a very good copy. First German edition of Rickman's third voyage journal. A rare, important and early third voyage piece: the first publication of Johann Forster's German edition of Rickman's Journal of Captain Cook's last voyage, the surreptitious account of the voyage which had appeared in an English edition earlier the same year.Forster contributed an important introduction to the edition, including a discussion of Cook's character and how it led to his death in Hawaii, which is quite different to the almost universal heroic adulation of his contemporaries. This alternative and more questioning perspective is all the more pertinent since Forster had sailed as senior naturalist on Cook's second voyage and therefore wrote with the benefit of personal knowledge of Cook and first-hand experience of Pacific voyaging.Forster 'was vitally interested in the results of Cook's third voyage and particularly in communicating some of these results to an eager German public? Early in 1781 John Rickman, a lieutenant on the third voyage, anonymously rushed out his Journal? and one of Forster's well placed correspondents immediately sent off a copy to Halle, together with any supporting gossip he could glean? In publishing Tagebuch? Forster took the opportunity to announce for the first time in Germany his own plans for further papers on the natural history of the voyages [and attacked] some of his English 'enemies'. Banks, Solander, Forster and his son, we are informed, had really been civilising influences upon James Cook during the first two voyages; their presence had prevented Cook from being too harsh with the South Sea islanders. The absence of educated, scientific gentlemen on the third voyage had, in Forster's opinion, led to the tragedy of Cook's death on Hawaii. Even before the third voyage Cook, "a cross-grained fellow who sometimes showed a mean disposition and was carried away by a hasty temper", had developed an "overbearing attitude?, the result of having his head turned by Lord Sandwich"?' (Hoare, The Tactless Philosopher: Johann Reinhold Forster, p. 237).Besides his introduction, Forster included a substantially revised version of Rickman's map (he dismisses the original as simply a copy of the chart issued in the London Magazine for July and December 1780), and many footnotes to the text - "a quite valuable? contribution to the ethnology, geography and natural history of the Pacific" (Hoare, p. 238). Some of these notes are bitterly critical of British policies, while one attacks the campaign of the geographer, A.F. Busching, to rename the Bering Straits as 'Cook Straits', Forster arguing that Cook Strait in New Zealand was sufficient testimonial to Cook's navigational ability and that Bering was entitled to priority in naming the straits between America and Asia.This is a relatively uncommon title: Forbes, for example, could list only eight copies, of which two are incomplete. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. Bericht mit U. ("G. A. Bürger mpr.").

      Altengleichen, 16. VI. 1781.. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Folio.. Geschrieben in seiner Eigenschaft als Amtmann in Altengleichen, eine Stellung, die er von 1772 bis 1784 bekleidete, an einen Vorgesetzten: "Es ist mir die lezte Lehns Resolution vom 18ten März d. J. allererst am 2ten dieses zugegangen, nachdem der Herr Senior General Major von Uslar ganz kurz zuvor eine Reise ins Zellische, Dannenbergische und andere Gegenden angetreten, die wahrscheinlich über 3 Monate dauern dürfte. Da ich nun mit den Erfordernissen zur neuen Belehnung, davon derselbe die hauptsächlichsten in Händen hat nicht versehen worden bin, so muß ich Euer Wolgeboren gehorsamst bitten, diesen Verzug bei Dero Frau Abtissin Hochwürdist Durchl. bestens zu entschuldigen und eine solche anderweite Prorogaton gütigst auszuwirken, binnen welcher es möglich ist, die Erfordernisse herbei zu schaffen. - Bei dieser Gelegenheit muß ich zugleich Euer Wolgeboren gehorsamst vortragen, wie bei der Belehnung ao. 1776 ein Lehnbrief von 1681 als ältester sich vorfindender, und einer von 1772 als jüngster, in Originalen, dem verstorbenen Advoc. Sievers zur Prodiction übermacht worden. Allein weder diese, noch auch ein neuer Lehnbrief sind zurückgekommen. H. Sievers sagt in einem Briefe an mich: daß sich die Ausfertigung des neuen Lehnbriefs wegen Mangels an Pergament noch etwas verzögern werde. Ob ich nun gleich in allem 55 rth. 21 gg. 10 d. an ihn übersendet, und damit seine sämtliche Lehns Ausgaben und geforderten Deserviten berichtigt und ihn um Quitung und General-Decharge verschiedentlich ersuchet, so ist mir dennoch keine Antwort geworden, bis mir unterm 3ten Jul. 1778 durch die Advocaten und Not. Münchmeyer die Nachricht zugegangen, wie H. Sievers mit Hinterlaßung eines Concurses vorlängst verstorben sey. Nun erbot sich zwar H. Münchmeyer in dieser Angelegenheit von neuem, jedoch auch gegen neuen Kosten Vorschuß zu Abhelfung der Mängel zu agiren. Allein meinen H. Principalen wolte der neue Kosten Vorschuß, nachdem einmal alles bei Heller und Pfennig abgetragen war, nicht zu Sinne. Wie jedoch kein Entschluß darüber zu Stande gekommen, und die Acten mir erst kürzlich wieder zu Handen gekommen, so ist diese Angelegenheit darüber bislang liegen geblieben. Da aber nunmehr zur neuen Belehnung jene Lehnbriefe besonders nötig seyn wollten, als sich in der gemeinschaftlichen Familien Registratur kein andrer als von 1700, der schadhaft und daher unleserlich ist, vorfindet; So habe ich Euer Wolgeboren gehorsamst bitten sollen, mir gütigst wegen der Lehnbriefe Erläuterung [?] zu geben, indem es möglich ist, daß sowol die Alten, als der neue in hochfürstl. Canzlei sich noch befinden [...]."

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        Les Infortunes du jeune Chevalier de La Lande, mort a Lausanne le 1 Fevrier 1778. Angebunden sind 2 weitere Titel (siehe unten). EA. - Edition originale.

      Paris (d. i. wohl Lausanne), ohne Verlag, 1781.. VIII, 112 S. Mit gest. Titelvignette von F. Zimmerli. 8°, Halblederband der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung und Rückenschild - Rückenschild mit dem gepr. Text "Romans Francais 1".. Angebunden sind: 2. Christian Friedrich Schwan (hier anonym): Le Suedois exile ou Lettres curieuses et amusantes trouvees dans le portefeuille d'un Suedois. Recueillies et publiees par C. F. S.. EA. - Edition originale. (168 S., 8°). Frankfurt und Leipzig (Francfort et Leipzic), aux depens de l'Editeur, 1768 / / / 3. Anonymus: Memoires d'un Militaire, depuis l'annee 1735. jusq' au Quartier-d' Hyver de 1758. Par Mr. R*****. EA. - Edition originale. (211 S., 8°). A Wesel & par-tout (fingierter Druckort ?), chez les Libraires, 1759. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen; Deckel etwas beschabt (Stehkanten mit Bezugspapierfehlstellen); Lederecken mit kleinen Bezugsfehlstellen; Vorsätze leimschattig und etwas gebräunt; Schmutztitel des ersten Titels etwas leimschattig; gest. Titelvignette des 1. Titels ankoloriert (ein Kleidungsteil blau koloriert); manchmal etwas stockfleckig und gering gebräunt; 2 Blätter des 1. Titels mit schwachem Wasserfleck in der unteren Ecke; alter Namenszug auf der Titelei des 2. Titels; Initialenstempel auf der Titelei des 3. Titels; Vordervorsatz mit Inhaltsverzeichnis von älterer Hand. 3 Titel in 1 Band. Zu 1 (Bridel: Les Infortunes...): Anonym erschienener Briefroman in der Art von Goethes Werther. Verfasser ist der schweizerische Theologe, Orientalist und Schriftsteller Jean-Louis Bridel (1759-1821), nicht, wie teils vermutet (Barbier etc.), sein Bruder Philippe Sirice Bridel (1757-1845). Vgl. Barbier II, 8632 / zu 2 (Schwan: Le Suedois exile...): Anonym erschienenes Werk des bedeutenden Buchhändlers und Verlegers Christian Friedrich Schwan (1733-1815). Holzmann-Boh. IV, 4090 (dort fälschlich 1767 als Erscheinungsjahr) / zu 3 (Memoirs d'un militaire...): Anonym erschienenes Werk - die Verfasserschaft ist ungeklärt. Nicht bei Holzmann-Bohatta und Barbier.

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        Notizie storiche ella città e dello Stato di Mantova [..]. Tomo primo [ - secondo].

      per l'Erede di Alberto Pazzoni 1781-1782 2 volumi in - 4º (cm. 30,5), splendide legature d'amatore di primo '800 in p. pelle spugnata con filetti e titolo in oro su tasselli ai dorsi, piatti inquadrati in doppio filetto in oro con al centro intarsi in p. pelle verde decorata a secco, tagli spruzzati, risguardi marmorizzati; pp. VIII 380, VIII 402 [2 bb.] in perfetto stato, su carta greve freschissima, crocchiante, con bella vedutina di Matova (disegnata da Bottani e incisa in rame da Frey) ripetuta a entrambi i frontespizi, 1 tavola in rame ripiegata f.t. al primo tomo (mappa della città incisa da Brighenti) e 1 tavola in rame f.t. al secondo tomo (ritratto della contessa Matilde). Un foro al margine bianco della sola carta G7 e uno più piccolo all'ultima del primo tomo con trascurabile fastidio; lievissima gora al margine di sole due carte al secondo tomo. Edizione originale di opera importante di storia municipale, non posseduta dal Lozzi che la cita dal catalogo Bocca. Cfr. Platneriana 193. Superbo esemplare.

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        La nouvelle Héloise, ou Lettres de deux Amans, Habitants d'une petite Ville au pied des Alpes; recueillies et publiées par J.J.Rousseau. [7 Bände.]

      A Londres, 1781. - Deckel- und Stehkantenfileten und floraler Innenkantenvergoldung, Ganz-Goldschnitt, Klein-8°. - *Wunderschöne Ausgabe! - KNLL 14, S.393ff: "Sprachliche Ausdruckskraft (lyrisches Pathos in den Briefen der Liebenden, ruhige Sachlichkeit in den Mitteilungen der anderen) und Aktualität der Gedanken [.] auf der Grundlage eines gegen die historisch gewachsene Sozialstruktur gerichteten Gesellschaftsentwurfs bewirkten eine in der Geschichte des Romans beispielhafte geistige Ausstrahlung und Nachwirkung." - Mit falscher Paginierung in Band 5: Seite 274 statt 272. (6) LXIII (1), 144; (6) 211 (3); (10) 256 (2); (6) 199 (3); (6) 273 (5); (2) 248 (2); (6) 264 (2) Seiten mit Frontispiz und 11 Kupfertafeln von Delvaux nach Moreau, Bütten, braune Ganzlederbände mit Rückenvergoldung,

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        Histoire universelle des Theatres de toutes les nations, depuis Thespis jusqu'a` nos jours; par une Société de Gens de Lettres

      Paris: Chez les auteurs. La Veuve Duchesne., 1779 - 1781. - 13 vols. in 12, 8vo, 44 engr. plates (including 12 fldg.), cont. quarter calf, gilt, marbled sides, brown leather title labels, bindings rubbed with occasional chipping, damage to rear joint of vol. 10, some minor chipping to a few other joints but overall a sound set. [With the scarce thirteenth volume, which is apparently often missing, bound after vol. 12] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Genera of Birds. WITH Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux. WITH Indian Zoology

      London. & London: Fleet-Street. & London: B White. & B White & Son. & Robert Faulder, 1781 3 vols in 1. In full c 1790 basket weave calf, decorative gilt edge tooling, corners and edges bumped and worn. Spine, faded, gilt tooling and titles. Internally, red marbled endpapers, Genera, engraved titlepage, [4], (1), (ii-xxv), [1], [1], 2-68 pp, 16 pls. Oiseaux, 1st Eng ed, eng index titlepage, 9 only, [1], [3], (iv-vii), [1], [1], 2-122 pp, [1] adverts, [1], 1 pl. Zoology, 2nd ed, eng tp, (viii), [2], 3-27, [3], 31-161 pp, [1], [1] addendum, 17 pls, Includes ’An essay on India, .. Translated from the Latin of John Reinhold Forster, by John Aikin, M.D.. Text block edges gilt, armorial bookplate to fpd, crack to top inch of each joint, browning and offsetting. (ESTC T862. Graesse 191.Alibone 1554. ESTC T856 ). Pennant, naturalist, traveller, and writer. See ODNB.

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        Geschichte der Fische, welche derselben äussere und innere Beschaffenheit und in Klassen und Ordnungen abgetheilte Gattungen enthält. Aus dem Lateinischen übersetzt von Karl Freiherrn von Meidinger

      Joseph Gerold, Wien 1781 - Halbleder 312 S. Mit 4 Stichen auf Klapptafeln, Einband altersgemäß bestoßen und angescheuert, Einband innen mit Wasserrändern. Fotos auf Anfrage [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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! 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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        Le Sopha, conte moral, par M. de C***. Nouvelle édition

      Londres (Paris, Cazin) 1781 - Deux volumes in-16 (126 x 80 mm.), veau fauve marbré, dos lisse orné, pièces de maroquin vert, triple filet autour des plats, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Ouvrage de la collection " Bibliothèque amusante ". (reliure usée, frottements aux charnières, coupes et coins, restaurations aux coiffes, rousseurs). // Two volumes 16° (126 x 80 mm.), fawn marbled calf, smooth spine tooled in gilt, green morocco labels, triple fillet border on covers, inner dentelle, gilt edges (contemporary binding). This edition is part of the " Bibliothèque amusante " collection (diverting library). (used binding, rubbings on hinges, turns-in and corners, restorations on top and bottom of spine, brownings).

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        A Voyage Round the World... Drawn up from Authentic Papers. By an Officer on Board

      London: printed for W. Lane, 1781. Quarto, with the cancel second-issue title-page slightly shorter than the text-block (as common); a very good copy in old maroon cloth with spine label. "The Officer": one of the earliest published accounts of the Antarctic. Very rare: one of the most uncommon of any of the surreptitiously published accounts of sailing with Cook. Originally published in 1776, this second issue is the first to refer to the work as being written by "an officer on board" on the title-page and is noted by the great Cook bibliographer Sir Maurice Holmes as being "of extreme rarity".In July 1772 Cook, now promoted to the rank of Commander, set out once more for the southern Pacific in the Resolution, with the Adventure alongside. This voyage was particularly important since Cook made the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle in search of the elusive Southern Continent.First published a full year before the official account, this was considered to be the first serious report of Cook's second voyage. However, having consulted on the matter with Cook himself, in October 1776 the Monthly Review published a damning list of fifteen falsely reported events in the work. As a result, in the two centuries since, the critics have fallen over themselves in their rush to dismiss the book out of hand, but Beaglehole - unsurprisingly - is the most even-handed, describing it as a "palpable fake" but with the significant concession that "it recounts a few incidents not otherwise known, which do not seem out of key with the voyage as a whole." A close reading of the work completely confirms that several passages describe events in a broadly accurate, if slightly over-heated, way, making it extremely likely that the original source material derived from someone who had sailed with Cook. That being the case, "authorship" is a hotly-contested question. The work first appeared in 1776; this second issue differs only in its altered title page and is otherwise unchanged, using the original printed sheets of the first issue. It was almost certainly rejigged as an apparently new work dated 1781 in response to news of Cook's death in Hawaii, which had reached England in 1780.

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        Miscellaneous Tracts - 1781. Full Calf Binding

      Dublin: Printed by John Chambers, 1781 Very Good. See description and scans. Dublin: Printed by John Chambers, 1781. Containing, I. A Defence of the Divinity of Christ and the Immorality of the Soul. II. Loyalty Asserted. III. An Address to the Common People of Ireland. IV. Remarks on a Letter Written by Mr. Wesley, and the Defence of the Protestant Associations. V. Rejoinder to Mr. Wesley's Reply to the Above Remarks. VI. Essay on Toleration. In which are introduced The Rev. John Wesley's Letter, and the Defence of the Protestant Associations. Second Edition. xvi, 397, [2, ads.]. Full calf, red leather spine label lettered in gilt, spine gilt. Inoffensive wear to joints, corners and edges. Minor foxing, most notable at endpapers. Still retains its dark green pagemarker ribbon. See scans. A solid very good; for a book this age, better. L18n

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        Plano De La Isla De Menorca; con expresion de las disposiciones dadas para el desembarco del Exército Espanol del mando del Excmo. Sr. Duque de Crillon; igualmente que de las que no se puddieron executar por la contrariedad de los vientos':.

      - Kupferstich b. Tomás López y Vargas Machuca in Madrid, 1781, 46,5 x 43 Manso Porto - Tercera Parte Catálogo - Atlas, Mapas Sueltos y Guías De Forasteros, Nr. 57. - 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 in mint condition! Zeigt die Baleareninsel Menorca. - Die Karte mit Titelkopfleiste. - Unten links Erklärungen. - Unter der Karte ausführlicher Text und Erklärungen in 4 Spalten. - Die Karte nicht signiert, wird aber Tomás Lopez zugeschrieben. - Extrem seltene Karte in tadellosem Zustand! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        A Voyage Round the World. Drawn up from Authentic Papers. By an Officer on Board

      printed for W. Lane, London 1781 - Quarto, with the cancel second-issue title-page slightly shorter than the text-block (as common); a very good copy in old maroon cloth with spine label. "The Officer": one of the earliest published accounts of the Antarctic. Very rare: one of the most uncommon of any of the surreptitiously published accounts of sailing with Cook. Originally published in 1776, this second issue is the first to refer to the work as being written by "an officer on board" on the title-page and is noted by the great Cook bibliographer Sir Maurice Holmes as being "of extreme rarity".In July 1772 Cook, now promoted to the rank of Commander, set out once more for the southern Pacific in the Resolution, with the Adventure alongside. This voyage was particularly important since Cook made the first crossing of the Antarctic Circle in search of the elusive Southern Continent.First published a full year before the official account, this was considered to be the first serious report of Cook's second voyage. However, having consulted on the matter with Cook himself, in October 1776 the Monthly Review published a damning list of fifteen falsely reported events in the work. As a result, in the two centuries since, the critics have fallen over themselves in their rush to dismiss the book out of hand, but Beaglehole - unsurprisingly - is the most even-handed, describing it as a "palpable fake" but with the significant concession that "it recounts a few incidents not otherwise known, which do not seem out of key with the voyage as a whole." A close reading of the work completely confirms that several passages describe events in a broadly accurate, if slightly over-heated, way, making it extremely likely that the original source material derived from someone who had sailed with Cook. That being the case, "authorship" is a hotly-contested question. The work first appeared in 1776; this second issue differs only in its altered title page and is otherwise unchanged, using the original printed sheets of the first issue. It was almost certainly rejigged as an apparently new work dated 1781 in response to news of Cook's death in Hawaii, which had reached England in 1780. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Sopha, conte moral, par M. de C***. Nouvelle édition

      Deux volumes in - 16 (126 x 80 mm.), veau fauve marbré, dos lisse orné, pièces de maroquin vert, triple filet autour des plats, dentelle intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Ouvrage de la collection " Bibliothèque amusante ". (reliure usée, frottements aux charnières, coupes et coins, restaurations aux coiffes, rousseurs). / / Two volumes 16° (126 x 80 mm.), fawn marbled calf, smooth spine tooled in gilt, green morocco labels, triple fillet border on covers, inner dentelle, gilt edges (contemporary binding). This edition is part of the " Bibliothèque amusante " collection (diverting library). (used binding, rubbings on hinges, turns - in and corners, restorations on top and bottom of spine, brownings).

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        VIAGGIO PER TUTTE LE ANTICHITA’ DELLA SICILIA

      Napoli, Stamperia Simoniana, 1781. In-8 (mm. 236x177), p. pergam. coeva, tit. oro al dorso, pp. 200, con bella antiporta che raffigura un reperto archeologico e un visitatore a cavallo in primo piano con l?'Etna sullo sfondo, a destra un elefante con la piramide sul dorso (?"ù liotru?" simbolo di Catania); e con un ritratto dell?'A., Ignazio II principe di Biscari, entro cornice circolare, incisi in rame da Antonio Zacco, su disegno di A. Majer. Vera e diligente guida per i forestieri che passa in rivista le principali città; infatti il Mira conferma che godette di grande successo tra i viaggiatori. "Prima edizione". Cfr. Mira,II, p. 194 - Lozzi,II,5060: ?"Non comune?" - Fera / Morlicchio,II,734: ?"Rarissima settecentina?". ?"L?'Autore, archeologo e mecenate nacque a Catania nel 1719 e ivi morì nel 1786. A lui si deve il ritrovamento ed il recupero dell?'Anfiteatro, la Curia, le Terme, ecc. della sua città. Fece ricerche archeologiche in tutta la Sicilia e delle statue, vasi, marmi fece una ricca collezione nella sua casa che trasformò in un museo. Fu accademico di varie Accademie, buon letterato e nello stesso tempo attento valorizzatore dell?'agricoltura, con opere di miglioramento fondiario e bonifica intelligenti?". Così Moncada Lo Giudici,1724. Con uniformi lievi arross. e fiorit. ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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        Methode pour apprendre a jouer en très peu de tems De la Flute traversiere, de la Flute à bec et du Haut-bois. Divisée en differents traités... Nouvelle Édition Augmentée des Principes de la Musique et des Tablatures de la Clarinette et du Basson Suivi d'un Recueil d'Ariettes choisies dans les plus beaux Operas Comiques; Menuets et autres jolis Airs ajustés pour deux Flutes traversieres Violons, ou pardessus de Viole, &c. par M.r Bailleux Ouvrage utile aux Commençants et à ceux qui veulent parvenir à l'execution des Sonates et Concertos, &c. Prix 9 [livre sign]... Avec Privilége du Roi

      Paris: Bailleux... Lyon Casteau... Bruxelle Godfrey. [1781]. Folio. Vellum-backed marbled boards with raised bands on spine. [i] (blank), [i] (frontispiece engraving of a young man playing the transverse flute), [i] (title within decorative border), [i] (publisher's catalogue), [ii] (alphabetical index to the "airs" in the volume), 5 (fundamentals of theory), 6-13 (flute method), 14 (engraving of recorder illustrating position of hands), 15-21 (recorder method), 22-25 (oboe method), [i] (blank), 27-79 (60 pieces of music of increasing difficulty, notated on two staves, arranged for two identical instruments), [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. The author is identified on the title as "M.r Hotteterre, le Romain Flute de la Chambre du Roi." The alphabetical index to the pieces ("airs") either credits the composer or the theatrical piece from which it is taken; if the original is texted, the index notes the incipit. The caption titles include some additional information but not always the incipit. Composers credited include Legat, "des deux soeurs Rivalles," Bailleux (15), Poutean, Capron, Rugi, Albanese, and Gaspard. With manuscript titling to upper board, "Recueil d'ariettes par [...]." Binding quite worn, rubbed and bumped. Leaves from p. 39 on stained at outer edge; minor dampstaining to lower margins of final leaves; ink stains to p. 9; other minor defects. . Very rare. RISM BVI p. 424 (lists two copies only, at the Staatsbibliothek Berlin and Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, both dated "c. 1765"). Lescat 596i (the same two copies, dated "ca. 1775"). Fétis IV, p. 374 (dated "vers 1765"). WorldCat lists microform only (without reference to whereabouts of original). Date according to publisher's catalogue (Johansson p. 17 and facsimile 8). The text of the three methods is the final, posthumous edition of Hotteterre's Principes de la Flute traversiere, de la Flute a bec, et de la Haut-Bois, first published as his op. 1 in 1707. Hotteterre's treatise, the earliest method for the flute, is a cornerstone of the literature.

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        Critik der reinen Vernunft (Critique of Pure Reason)

      Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga 1781 - Kant’s Masterpiece: Arguably the Most Important Philosophical Work in Modern TimesKANT, Immanuel. Critik der reinen Vernunft (Critique of Pure Reason), Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga, 1781. 1 blank leaf + TP + 2 leaves = Dedication + 8 leaves = Vorrede + 1 leaf = Inhalt + [1]-856 + 1 blank leaf; Octavo. First Edition [Warda 59]. Kant’s masterpiece, the book that made him world-famous, and arguably the most important book of philosophy published in modern times. "Kant’s great achievement was to conclude finally the line on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy’" (PMM, p. 137). Having been woken from his "dogmatic slumbers" by his reading of Hume, Kant went on to effect a "Copernican" revolution in philosophy – the effects of which have not yet subsided. In a letter to Mendelssohn, dated August 18, 1873, Kant claimed that the book was the result of twelve years reflection and that the writing was "affected within four or five months, the greatest attention being paid to the substance, but less regard being had for the form and for the interests of the readers who would understand it easily." Printing and the Mind of Man 226CONDITION: Contemporary half calf with light brown boards. Spine with raised bands forming six compartments. Author and title in gilt on a brownish/orange label with a gilt floral design in the other five compartments. The boards are lightly worn but the spine retains much of the gilt. Moderate foxing to TP and first few leaves, as usual, tightly bound copy. Overall, a beautiful copy of this most important high point in the history of philosophy. Very good or better. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Printing and the Mind of Man 226 PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      (Bohn),, Hamburg 1781 - 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 StaT, Kanten unbeschnitten, von ausgezeichneter Erhaltung. späterer aufwendiger Halbledereinband auf 6 falschen Bütten mit feinem Stoffbezug.

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

      London: Printed for G. Kearsly, 1781. - A satirical review of an imaginary exhibition by real artists at the Royal Academy, dedicated to Joshua Reynolds, a founder and the first president of the Academy. The anonymous author makes fun of the pretentions of the Academy and its guidelines in choosing members. In the preface, Petit Mot Pour Rire ("a small joke"), Academy founder Johann Zoffany is subject to a particularly unfriendly tale of how he acquired his fame. This is followed by the review of the fictitious paintings, with prefatory remarks on the "revolution of taste in the Polite Arts" ("the love of novelty is particularly remarkable . . .") and an addenda with an assessment of the new quarters of the Royal Academy at New Somerset House, where it moved in 1780. The author apparently was not a member of the Academy. 4to, recent red quarter morocco period style by Philip Dusel, marbled paper boards, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. ESTC T32385 records six copies in the British Isles and three in the US (Getty, HRC & Yale). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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