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        Historia Eclesiástica del Cisma de Inglaterra

      Madrid, Imprenta y Librería de Don Manuel Martín, 1781. 4to.; 8 hs., 564 pp. Encuadernación del Siglo XIX, en media piel.

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        Reports of Cases Determined in the several Courts of Westminster-Hall, From 1746 to 1779 . . . Published according to the Direction in his Will, from his original Manuscript, by his Executors [etc.]. In Two Volumes. Eller 225; Laeuchli 530. Folio

      London: Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers; for W. Strahan [etc.], 1781. Contemporary calf, rebacked, somewhat marked occasional lightish foxing and browning, else a good clean set; the Taussig copy First edition of the reports which, with one exception, Blackstone personally compiled, seen into print by Blackstone's brother-in-law, James Clitherow, who provides a biographical preface and an account of the reports' creation and editing

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        Mineralogie. Aus dem Dänischen übersetzt mit Zusätzen des Verfassers und einer Anzeige der bisher bekannten Russischen Mineralien vermehrt.

      St. Petersburg und leipzig, 1781. Contemp. full calf. Richly gilt spine. Raised bands.Titlelabel with gilt lettering. A paperlabel pasted on top of spine. Stamps on title-page. Free endpapers gone. Engraved bookplate of Peter von Hemert (bookcollector and main shareholder in the Danish Asian Comp.) on inside frontcover. A few minor brownspots, but clean.. Very scarce first German edition of "Mineralogie", Copenhagen 1777". This is the author's complete introduction to mineralogy in its German translation. It emulates the work of Johan Gotschalk Wallerius upon which it is based by including in the species descriptions notes on synonoymes, hardness, physical appearance, origins, and uses. In addition, every mineral listed has a reference to Wallerius' system as presented in Systema Mineralogicum (1st ed., Holmiæ, 1772-5). Brünnich adopts a classification system founded on chemical principles that provides a good foundation for the logical organization of the species. This German edition is translated by Johann Gottlieb Georgi and contains for the additional species and a notice of hitherto unknown Russian minerals by the translator, who spent many years in Russia making numerous mineralogical expeditions

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        Quaderno de las leyes y agravios reparados A su suplicación de los tres estados del Reyno de Navarra, en sus Cortes Generales, celebradas en la ciudad de Pamplona los años 1780, y 81 por la Magestad del Señor Rey D. Carlos VI de Navarra, y III, de Castilla, nuestro Señor, y en su real nombre por. Manuel de Azlor. con acuerdo de los del Real y Supremo Consejo del mismo Reyno, que asistieron con èl en dichas Cortes.

      1781. Diputación del Reino de Navarra. 1781 - Imprenta de Joaquín Domingo. Pamplona. . 1 Vol. . antport. + port. + 1H + 254 pp. Folio. Pergamino de época. Derecho (Local), Siglo XVIII , Vasco-Navarro (Imprenta Vasco-Navarra), Vasco-Navarro (Navarra) . Recopilación de las leyes promulgadas y aplicadas en Navarra en este periodo del siglo XVIII. Ejemplar encuadernado en pergamino con restos de cierre de lacería. Caligrafíado en tapa y lomera. Buen estado. .

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Astarloa]
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        Lettre signée - 1806 (à Talleyrand)

      - Eugène de Beauharnais (1781-1824). Général. Fils de l’impératrice Joséphine. Lettre signée « Eugène Napoléon », Udine, 19 décembre 1806, (à Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand ?), 1 page ¼ in-4. Papier doré sur tranche. « La Grande Armée est plus belle et plus nombreuse que jamais » « J’ai reçu, Monsieur, votre lettre du 17 de ce mois, par laquelle vous me portés des plaintes contre des infractions faites, dites vous, à vos lettres dans le Royaume d’Italie. J’ai d’autant plus lieu de m’en étonner que j’ai donné, à différentes reprises, les ordres les plus sévères pour que le secret des lettres fit respecté dans tout le Royaume et que c’est la première plainte de ce genre que je reçois depuis. Il est arrivé que des lettres venant du Royaume de Naples ou de l’Allemagne ont éprouvé des altérations dans les cachets. Celle dont vous vous plaignés pourrait partir de l’un ou l’autre point. A mon arrivée à Milan je renouvellerai mes ordres sur cet important sujet ; mais je dois vous dire qu’il est difficile de croire qu’on s’y soit exposé. Je prendrai d’ailleurs tous les renseignements convenables pour connaître la vérité. Toutes les fables publiés par les Ennemis sur la position de la Grande Armée sont plus ridicules les unes que les autres. La Grande Armée est plus belle et plus nombreuse que jamais. Les divisions qui sont à Varsovie et au delà ne demanderaient pas mieux que de trouver une armée russe à combattre et à vaincre. Sur ce Monsieur, je prie Dieu qu’il vous ait en sa sainte garde. Eugène Napoléon ». En juin 1805, Eugène de Beauharnais avait été chargé en qualité de vice-roi de l’administration du Royaume d’Italie. La Grande Armée quant à elle, était engagée dans la campagne de Pologne depuis novembre 1806 durant la guerre de Quatrième coalition.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Vincent]
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        Les Montagnes Volcaniques

      C.F. Schwan 1781 - Paris: C.F. Schwan, 1781. 64 pp. plus fold out chart and copperplate-engraved illustration. Large 4to. French. Rebound in gloss black cloth. Gilt lettering on front board. Tight binding and solid boards. Tight binding and solid boards. A detailed scientific analysis of volcanic mountains including illustrations. Title page contains library stamps and notation in pen. Slight chipping and discoloration to pages. Scattered marks. Otherwise, pages in tact and relatively clean. A beautifully restored volume in superior condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bezauberte Welt.

      Weygand, 1781-2., Leipzig: - Pagination: [18] 464; [14], 474; [12], 716p. Contemp. German paste-paper boards, paper title labels, light rubbing, edges red, old dealer's stamps on paste-downs, signature of owner on t.p.s; light dampstain to outer edge in the third volume. Illustrations: Engraved port. of Bekker on t.p., folding plate in volume 3. Bekker was a Dutch precursor of rationalism; born at Metslawier Mar. 30, 1634; died in Friesland June 11, 1698. He studied at Groningen under J. Alting and in Franeker, where he was rector of the Latin school, was made doctor of theology, and preacher in 1666. Being an enthusiastic follower of the Cartesian philosophy, he published at Wesel in 1668 an Admonitio sincere et candida de Philosophia Cartesiana, and gave greater offense by his catechisms in 1668 and 1670. He was accused of Socinianism, although Alting and other theologians pronounced him to be orthodox. After many controversies, he accepted a call as preacher to Weesp, and, in 1679, to Amsterdam. The appearance of a large comet in 1680 induced him to issue a work against, popular superstition, which stirred up more commotion; and, in 1691, in De betoverde Wereld, published at Leeuwarden, he denied the existence of sorcery, magic, possessions by the devil, and of the devil himself. The consistory of Amsterdam instituted a formal process against him, and he was deposed July 30, 1692. "He was the last of the Dutch thinkers from Johan Weyer to Grevius who had kept Holland free from the abuses of the witch hunters. In 1691. he published his attack on belief in witchcraft, on the only logical basis possible: that spirits, either good or bad (the existence of which Bekker did not deny), could exercise no influence over human affairs; nor should seemingly paranormal effects be attributed to witchcraft." - [R.H. Robbins.]Semler of Hale (1725-1791)was ".well known as one of Germany's leading theologians, a founder of 'neologist' interpretation, an approach to Scripture that started with the assumption that the Bible was a human document, to be understood within a historical context. Many Lutheran readers would have also recognized Semler as the expert on modern demonology." [-H.C. Erik Midelfort, Exorcism and Enlightenment,2005]. "In the town of Kemberg, a woman had been accused of being possessed by a demon. This incident provoked Semler to write a series of works about demons in which he applied historical-critical method to the study of Hellenistic, biblical, and rabbinic sources. In discussing the relation of Jesus to demons, Semler constructed his accomodation doctrine. Jesus, according to this view, did not himself believe in the existence of demons, but he trimmed his teaching to fit the unenlightened minds of his hearers." [William Baird, History of New Testament Research,1992.] Citations: Coumont B40.9. Cornell, Witchcraft. 43. Van der Linde, Bekker, 26. Schulz, Semlers, 157a-c. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dark Parks Rare Books & Collectibles]
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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. 1st Edition. Author's presentation copy, INSCRIBED. Errata slip tipped on to the terminal leaf. Contemporary paper-backed boards, good. Boards detached, spine worn. Uncommon in the original binding. 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.

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        Miscellanies by the Honourable Daines Barrington

      London: Printed by J. Nichols, 1781. First Edition. Cloth. Good. First Edition. Large 4to., [iv] + [ii]-viii + [1]-468 + [469-470] + 471-472 + 471*-477* + blank + 473-557 + [558] (binder's directions and errata); modern library buckram gilt; binding lightly scuffed; library stamp to top edge; personal bookplate (Archie W Shiels) and ex library institutional stamps to front pastedown; new endpapers; inserted modern frontispiece on coated photo paper; title page with holograph annotations; "Contents" page marked with colored pencil; scattered foxing throughout; some pages brittle due to paper quality; library pockets and electronic tags at rear pastedown; an imperfect, ex library copy. Lacking the portrait of Mozart (at age seven) and map of the Ohthere's Voyage. The Map of the Northwest coast of America and portrait of Sir John Wynne Baronet are both present. Cloth. This copy owned by Vincent Novello, and presented by him to the Musical Antiquarian Society July 8, 1845. "[Novello] was an original member of the Philharmonic Society, of the Classical Harmonists and of the Choral Harmonists, officiating frequently as conductor. In 1849 he went to live at Nice, where he died. Many of his compositions were sacred music, much of which was very popular. His great contribution, however, together with Christian Ignatius Latrobe, lay in the introduction to England of unknown compositions by the great masters, such as the Masses of Haydn and Mozart, the works of Palestrina, the treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and innumerable, now well known great compositions." (wikipedia) Much on travel to the Northwest and polar regions, natural history, the Linnean system and other subjects, including a report on Mozart , a "very remarkable young musician." Among Americana collectors the book is notable for publishing the "journal of Maurelle, pilot with the fleet commanded by Don Juan de la Bodega, while exploring the coast northward of California in 1775; this portion was also issued in separate form." Streeter mentions the account to be the only contemporary source in English of this important voyage. See Howes B177 and Streeter Sale IV, 2445. Also: Sabin 3628.

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        History and Antiquities of the County of Norfolk [10 Volume Set]

      Norwich: J. Crouse (Printers), 1781. Full calf bindings. Rebacked with new spines, original boards retained. 10 volume set. Printed by J. Crouse, for M. Booth, bookseller. Each volume 21.5cm x 13.5cm. Marbled end-papers. Vol. 1 - Complete with 1 folding map; Vol. 2 - 3 plates, [thus lacking 1 plate]; Vol. 3 - 10 plates, [thus lacking 2 plates]; Vol. 4 - Complete with 5 plates; Vol. 5 - 7 plates, [thus lacking 1 plate]; Vol. 6 - 6 plates, (one lacking, but an extra plate); Vol. 7 - Complete with 4 plates and an extra 4 plates; Vol. 8 - 6 plates, [thus lacking 1 plate]; Vol. 9 - 4 plates, [thus lacking 2 plates]; Vol. 10 - 5 plates and an extra folding plate, [thus lacking 3 plates]. Gilt titles to spines. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedowns. Occasional grubby mark and some age discolouration to paper, but generally very clean. So a complete text, lacking a few plates, but nicely bound.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

      [Bookseller: Besleys Books]
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        COLLECTION DES LETTRES ET MEMOIRES TROUVES DANS LE PORTE - FEUILLES DU MARECHAL DE TURENNE...

      NYON 1781 2 volumi in folio grande - pagg.(4) - VIII - 669 - (3); 4 - (704) legatura coeve in mezza pelle con piccoli difetti ai dorsi e alle cerniere - tagli rossi - alcune carte uniformemente arrossate - qualche fioritura sparsa qua e là ma nel complesso bell'esemplare a grandi margini - ex libris cartaceo all'interno dei piatti anteriori PRIMA EDIZIONE ASSAI RARA opera di rilevante interesse storico sul regno di LUIGI XIV

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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Newly translated out of the Original Tongues; And with the former Translations Diligently compared and revised

      printed and sold by Robert Aitken, Philadelphia 1781 - (6 x 3 1/2 inches). [1452]pp., text in two columns. Complete with title-leaves to both the Old and New Testaments, along with the certification leaf from Congress (bound between the OT and NT). Contemporary sheep, spine in six compartments with raised bands (minor loss to lower portion of spine). Housed in a dark red full morocco box. Provenance: Joshua Coit (signature dated 1783); William L. Learned (signature dated 1856) The Aitken Bible, first English Bible printed in America and a major rarity amongst American Bibles and American printing. The Aitken Bible is one of the most celebrated American Bibles, being the first complete English Bible printed in America. During the colonial era, the monopoly on printing English Bibles belonged to the Royal Printer, and the colonies were supplied entirely with Bibles printed in England. The first Bible printed in the British colonies in America was the famous Eliot Indian Bible, in Algonquin, issued in Cambridge in 1661-63 and reprinted in 1680-85. The 18th-century saw the printing of Bibles in German. With the American Revolution, the British monopoly on English-language Bibles naturally ended, and the embargo on goods from England acted to create a shortage. Aitken, a Philadelphia printer, undertook the task, producing the New Testament in 1781 and the Old Testament in 1782. On completion, he petitioned the Continental Congress for their endorsement and received it in September 1782. Because of this official endorsement and the reasons behind its production, the Aitken Bible is often referred to as "The Bible of the Revolution." This highspot amongst printed Americana has become very difficult to find in any condition. The present example, despite minor faults, is a very good copy of a work usually found in poor condition, here in a contemporary American binding. This copy with provenance to Joshua Coit (1758-1798), a graduate of Harvard who served several terms in the Connecticut House of Representatives before being elected as a representative of that state to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving in Congress from 1793-1798. Darlow & Moule 928; Evans 17101,17473; Hildeburn 4126,4184; Hills 11; NAIP w004490; O'Callahan, p.31; Sabin 5165.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Opere del signor ab. Pietro Metastasio poeta cesareo giusta le correzioni,e aggiunte dell'autore nell'edizione di Parigi del 1780

      Antonio Zatta, Venezia - 1781-1783. 16 volumi in-12 (160 mm x 85 mm). Ritratto in rame dell'autore al primo volume, 127 testatine e 118 figure a piena pagina incise sempre in rame alla ripresa di ogni atto da Zuliani, Damiotto, Dall'Acqua, Baratti, su invenzione di Novelli e Gobbis. Eleganti legature del tempo in mezza pelle verde, titolo e numerazioni di tomo su tassllo al dorso, filetti e digramma I.C. entro corona d'alloro incisi. Ottima celebrata edizione artistica, impressa su carta forte, in eccellente stato conservativo. Bibliografia: Morazzoni, p. 243. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AU SOLEIL D'OR Studio Bibliografico]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Liberty Book Store IOBA FABA]
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        Caramur? : poema ?pico do descubrimento da Bahia composto por Fr. Jos? de Santa Rita Dur?o, da Ordem dos Eremitas de Santo Agostinho, natural da Cata-Preta nas Minas Geraes.

      Lisboa: Na Regia Officina Typografica, 1781.- 307p.; 15cm.-E1? edi??o hoje muito rara e procurada deste famoso poema ?pico setecentista, de engrandecimento das riquezas naturais e culturais do Brasil, centrado na descoberta da Bahia por Diogo Alvares Correia nobre portugu?s nascido em Viana. O autor ? hoje considerado o fundador da Poesia Brasileira.Encaderna??o da ?poca inteira de pele com pequenas falhas nas coifas. Com o ex-libris do poeta Joaquim Pessoa.

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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. 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. 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 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The History of the late war in Germany, between the King of Prussia, and the Empress of Germany and her allies:

      London: No 41, St. Martin's Lane, Corner of May's Buildings.: S Hooper, 1781 2 vols in 3, 1781 & 1790, 2nd ed, 35 pls (of ?, which include 3 folding illustrations). In maroon half cal, black cloth, corners and edges bumped & worn, some tears. Spines, worn, gilt title to black calf labels, edges bumped and worn. Internally, ink name to fpds (Stanley), plates are either Battle Plans, Maps or Order of Battles (contact for list). Vol 1, Part 1, 1781, half title, [4], [1], (ii-xxxix), [1], [1], 2-147 pp, [1] errata , 12 pls (folding). Vol 1, Part 2, 1781, [6], [1], (ii-xxxix), [1], [4] contents, [1], 2-186 pp, 8 pls (folding, 1 coloured in outline). Vol 2, 1790, half title, [5], (vi-viii), [1], 2-238 pp, [1], 2-9, [1] errata, 15 pls (folding). Some marginal small old paper & map repairs, couple of small map tears along creases. A very good copy and very uncommon. (Lowndes 1145. Allibone 1111. ESTC T93415). Vol 1 was published pseudonymously in 1766 and reissued bearing Lloyds name in 1781. Lloyd, army officer and military writer, had significant influence on military leaders and theorists in Europe and in colonial America. General George Washington, had a well-read copy of Political and Military Rhapsody in his library. While Napoleon called Lloyd's military theories absurd, Antoine-Henri de Jomini, the best-known contemporary analyst of Napoleon's campaigns, credited Lloyd in his Traité de grande tactique (1803), and plagiarized much of Lloyd's work in the text. However Carl von Clausewitz, in his major work Vom Kriege (1832–7), rejected Lloyd's dogmatic approach to military operations. See ODNB.

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        Platonis Philosophi [Opera] quae exstant. Graece ad editionem Henrici Stephani accurate expressa cum Marsilii Ficini Interpretatione. Praemittitur L. III Laertii de Vita et dogm. Plat. cum notitia literaria accedit varieta lectionis. Studiis Societatis Bipontinae. 11 Bände cplt. in elf Bänden.

      Biponti [Zweibrücken]: Ex Typographia Societatis 1781 - Einheitliche Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückenschild und umlaufenden Farbschnitt (etwas berieben und bestoßen, das Überzugspapier am Rücken des ersten Bandes mit Fehlstellen, das Überzugspapier am Rücken von Band 6 ebenfalls mit einer kleinen Fehlstelle, jeweils ein Namenszug auf dem Vorsatz, sonst gute und saubere Exemplare). Gr.-8°. Die vollständige Werkausgabe Platons in der wichtigen Zweibrücker Ausgabe. Mit zusammen elf gestochenen Portrait-Titelvignetten. 5550 gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The World in three Sections describing the Polar Regions to the Tropics with all the Tracts of Lord Mulgrave and Captain Cook towards the North and South Poles and the Torrid Zone or Tropical Regions with the New Discoveries in the South Sea. - J. Cary sculp. - Published Sept. 29, 1781; by I. Fielding No. 23, Paternoster Row.':.

      - kolorierter Kupferstich v. John Cary b. John Fielding, dat. 1781, 24 x 42 Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. E - J, S. 65. - Weltkarte in 2 Hemisphären; links der Südpol mit den Entdeckungen von Captain Cook; recht der Nordpol mit den Entdeckungen von Lord Mulgrave. - Unter den Hemisphären Karte der tropischen Gebiete der Welt. Double hemispherical map of the world, together with a section through the tropics, showing the routes of Mulgrave and Cook. - Shows to the left the South Pole "The South Pole to the Tropic of Capricorn, in which are traced the several attempts of Captain Cook to discover a southern continent from 1773 to 1779". -- To the right the North Pole "The North Pole to the Tropic of Cancer, describing the track of the Honble. Captain Phipps, now Lord Mulgrave, in 1773." - At the bottom "Torrid Zone or Trropical Regions of the World, in which are laid down, the New discoveries in the Pacific Ocean or South Sea." (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Landschaft am See mit Bäumen und einem Reiter im Vordergrund.

      - Radierung, auf Velin. 17:22,8 cm. Unfertiger Druck mit zahlreichen eigenhändigen Bleistiftkorrekturen, mit ca. 2-3 cm breitem Rand, etwas stockfleckig, Löchlein innerhalb der Darstellung. Provenienz: Sammlung Friedrich August von Sachsen, Lugt 971. Literatur: Weigel III, 17356. Die als Landschaftszeichnerin und Radiererin tätige Künstlerin heiratete 1781 in Düsseldorf den bekannten Maler J.P. von Langer (1756-1824), dessen Schülerin sie auch war, und übersiedelte 1806 mit diesem nach München. Ihr Porträt radierte 1816 M. Ellenrieder (1791-1863) nach einem Gemälde von J.P. von Langer.

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        La Russia Europea divisa ne' suoi Governi, e Provincie, Tratta dall'Atlante Russo" originale teilkolorierte Kupferstichkarte ca. 42x32cm auf Bütten (50x40cm); Antonio Zatta Venedig 1781 [Das dekorative Blatt mittig mit Bugfalte.]

      - Fine and decorative copper engraved map of Russia; plate size approx. 42x32cm; paper size approx.(50x40cm) Antonio Zatta Venezia 1781 [Decorative titles cartouche on the upper left side of the map; very strong pressure, original colours and a very good condition.]

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

      Boston: Benjamin Edes and Sons, 1781. - 22,[2],7,[1],8pp. Half title. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. Small tears at untrimmed foredge. Half title foxed, minor foxing elsewhere. Overall very good. A public address followed by two acts, separately paginated but intended as one publication, concerning the management of the Revolutionary War debt in Massachusetts. The address, signed in type by Jeremiah Powell and Caleb Davis, includes a small table showing how war taxes have been spent to date, and it defends the need for an increase. The first act concerns adjusting the state currency and paying monies owed on Continental loan certificates, while the second act authorizes the treasurer of the Commonwealth to borrow $400,000 for the prosecution of the war. Good evidence of the fiscal management of the war in Massachusetts. The present copy belonged to Thomas W. Streeter and contains pencil notes in his hand on the first page of text; this volume is not, however, in the Streeter catalogue. NAIP w037193. EVANS 17216. OCLC 1262315. SABIN 45588.

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

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

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        A Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales

      E. Easton, Salisbury 1781 - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Auction catalogue of the books of the known bookcollector C.F.Temlers books in Copenhagen 23- april 1781

      Havinæ typis viduæ L.N.Svare 1781 - 369 +17 pages p. A fine and bright copy, with priceanottations regarding the books from before 1510. and a few more. Latin text. Owners bookplate Bound in a contemporary fine half calf with raised bands and titellabel with goldprint

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        CORPUS JURIS FRIDERICIANUM. Erstes Buch von der Prozeß-Ordnung. 4 Teile und Register in 1 Bd.

      - Berlin, Decker für die Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1781. 8vo. 38, 256 S.; 1 Bl., 422; 160; 175 S., 2 Bl., 108 S. Schöner zeitgenössischer Halblederband mit Rückenschild und Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe.- Preußens Prozeßrecht. König Friedrich II. betraute Johann H. C. von Carmer 1779 als Großkanzler mit der Durchführung der Justizreform in Preußen. Auf den Arbeiten von Cocceji um 1750 aufbauend entstand unter seiner Leitung die vorliegende Prozeßordnung, die zur "Grundlage für die preußische allgemeine Gerichtsordnung von 1793 geworden ist. Vorausgegangen war 1780/1781 eine völlige Umgestaltung des Anwaltsrechts, durch die Carmer die Anwaltschaft als freien Stand fast ganz beseitigte und ihre Aufgaben gerichtlichen Beamten übertrug" (NDB). - Einband gering berieben und bestoßen, Vorsatz mit 2 alten Besitzeinträgen.- Enslin/Engelmann I, 70; NDB III, 130. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Knowledge and Practice of Christianity Made Easy to the Meanest Capacities: or, An Essay Towards and Instruction for the Indians... the thirteenth edition

      London: J.F. and C. Rivington, 1781. Small octavo, early ownership inscription; a very attractive copy in its original simple unlettered sheep binding, a bit worn. An early evangelical handbook, originally written to attract converts from among the Native American "Indians", but undoubtedly enjoying a wider reach with the spread of colonisation and evangelism. For a very pertinent example, we know that another copy of this very (thirteenth) edition of Wilson's Knowledge and Practice of Christianity accompanied the Reverend Richard Johnson, chaplain to the Australian First Fleet. Johnson made considerable use of his books in reaching out to the convict population to an extent which must have driven them beyond distractionThe author, Thomas Wilson, served as Bishop of the Isle of Man and his book went through numerous editions from its first publication in 1740. It takes the form of an idealised discourse between a Missionary and an Indian, explaining the gospel on first principles. However, its scope was larger still, hoping to make better Christians of those ostensibly of the faith (many convicts of Botany Bay being examples of 'such who are called Christians, but have not well considered the meaning of the Religion they profess: or, who profess to know God but in works deny Him').An oddity with this edition is its initial advertising leaf mimicking the format of a title-page.

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        Oeuvres complettes

      A Londres [Bouillon]: S.n. [Société Typographyque], 1781. Fine. S.n. [Société Typographyque], A Londres [Bouillon] 1781, 5 tomes en 5 Vol. in-8 (12x21,2cm) , reliés. - Clandestine edition of typographic Society Bouillon pulled to 2000 copies, illustrated with a portrait of Van Loo on the frontispiece. Bound in full sheepskin blonde time. Back smooth decorated with four finials box section, tail wheels. 2 parts by volume as in red morocco, volume number in a piece medallion brown morocco. Headpieces tpête threadbare with volumes 1, 2, 3, 5. tail torn Headgear Volume 5. A hitch with missing the back of Volume 2, ditto the upper joint of Volume 3. Mors top of Volume 1 split, also slotted head (lower joint). 6 corners bumped. Mors rubbed. Despite the flaws, overall quite stylish. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition clandestine de la Société typographique de Bouillon tirée à 2000 exemplaires, illustrée d'un portrait de Van Loo au frontispice. Cette édition a été réalisée par par l'abbe Lefebvre de La Roche, heritier des textes du philosophe, elle est importante pour l'étude de Helvetius. Pages de titre en rouge et noir. Reliures en pleine basane blonde d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 4 fleurons caissonnés, roulettes en queue. 2 pièces de titre par volume en maroquin rouge, pièce de tomaison dans un médaillon en maroquin brun. Coiffes de tpête élimées aux tomes 1, 2, 3, 5. Coiffe de queue du tome 5 arrachée. Un accroc avec manque au dos du tome 2, idem au mors supérieur du tome 3. Mors supérieur du tome 1 fendu, également fendu en tête (mors inférieur). 6 coins émoussés. Mors frottés. Malgré les défauts, ensemble assez élégant.  Tomes I et 2 : De l'esprit ; Tomes 3 et 4 : De l'homme ; tome 5 : Diverses pièces (Le bonheur, Les progrès de la raison dans la recherche du mal.), lettres.  Bien que Brunet ne cite que l'édition de 1795 comme la plus complète, il n'en est en définitive rien, puisque cette édition de 1781 ne contient rien de moins que celle de 1795, qui n'est finalement qu'une réimpression de celle de Bouillon, plus rare et plus précieuse.

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

      de l'Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres 1781 - - de l'Imprimerie de Ph.-D. Pierres, Paris 1781, in-8 (10,5x17,5cm), 2 volumes reliés. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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