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         DE LA BONNE ROYNE ET D'UN SIEN BON CURÉ. Fabliau d'une bonne femme gauloise, retrouvé et mis au jour par Mlle Cosson de la Cressonnière.

      A Paris, de l'imprimerie de Didot l'aîné, 1782 - Fabliau d'une bonne femme gauloise, retrouvé et mis au jour par Mlle Cosson de la Cressonnière. A Paris, de l'imprimerie de Didot l'aîné, 1782 1 volume in-16 (121 x 72 mm) de (3)-30-1 pages. Reliure de l'époque plein maroquin vieux rouge, dos entièrement recouvert de faux caissons dorés, plats richement ornés d'un encadrement doré rocaille, fer doré au centre des plats, doublures et gardes de fine soie bleu ciel unie, tranches dorées. Reliure et intérieur en parfait état, à l'état proche du neuf. Édition originale "très rare" selon toutes les bibliographies consultées. Ce petit conte en prose a été fait à l'occasion de la naissance du Dauphin (né le 22 octobre 1781 et mort le 4 juin 1789 à l'âge de 7 ans et demi), fils de Louis XVI et de Marie-Antoinette, et dont l'auteur, selon la tradition, serait un certain Bossut, curé de Saint-Paul. "La cour reconnaissante fit passer à l'auteur une tabatière à gorge et à cercles d'or, ornée du portrait de la reine. La boîte renfermait ces deux vers : Vous rendez à la reine un si parfait hommage, que vous méritez bien d'en posséder l'image." (in Biographie Ardennaise ou Histoire des Ardennais qui se sont fait remarquer, pat Boulliot, p. 306, article "Cosson". Volume achevé d'imprimer en février 1782. Un exemplaire de cet opuscule relié en maroquin olive de Purgold (reliure du XIXe s.) est indiqué comme étant "de la plus grande rareté" au catalogue de la bibliothèque Pixérécourt (décembre 1838). Références : Brunet, I-608, (éd. 1838) "Les exemplaires tirés à petit nombre sont devenus très rares" (Brunet cite l'exemplaire A. Martin en maroquin, 40 francs) ; Barbier, Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes, Supplément, n°7.962 ; Bibliothèque Renouard, vente 1854, n°1.861 "Extrêmement rare" (Renouard possédait un exemplaire en maroquin non rogné, il n'est pas précisé s'il s'agissait d'une reliure d'époque). Provenance : Carlo de Poortere (ex libris). Superbe exemplaire en maroquin décoré strictement de l'époque. Très certainement un exemplaire de présent, parvenu jusqu'à nous en parfaite condition. Véritable bijou bibliophilique. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Di Aneddoti Viniziani Militari, ed Amorosi del Secolo Decimoquarto Sotto I Dogadi di Giovanni Gradenigo e di Giovanni Dolfin

      Modesto Fenzo, Venice 1782 - First edition, thick paper issue. Woodcut title device. [ii], xxiv, 244 pp. 8vo (6 x 4-1/4 in.; 152 x 108 mm). First edition of this rare adaptation of Madame Tencin's romance La Siège de Calais (1739), which Casanova admitted he wrote only for money, simply changing the characters and scene. "The siege of Calais has become the siege of Nona near Zara, and the protagonists, Venice and Hungary, instead of France and England" (Childs, p. 57). Casanova signs the preface in type on page x. Childs notes copies printed on light and thick paper, the light paper copies likely reserved for presentation and omitting the "Avviso," which is present in this copy. OCLC notes 5 copies, of which 3 are in the United States. Childs XXVII; Pollio, pp. 88-91 Contemporary flexible boards, pink paper backstrip with ms. title on spine. Covers soiled, textblock a bit shaken, a few stains to text, two small clean marginal tears on leaf I1 Woodcut title device. [ii], xxiv, 244 pp. 8vo (6 x 4-1/4 in.; 152 x 108 mm) [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Recueil sur la naissance du Dauphin.

      Paris, 1781-1782 - (Louis-Joseph, Dauphin of France). Recueil sur la naissance du Dauphin. Paris [c1782] 186 + [6 blank]f. Manuscript fête book penned in italic in brown ink within woodcut line borders, generally about 19 lines to a page; title in large calligraphic script (Bound with:) Oratio in recentum ortum Serenissimi Delphini, habita nomine universitatis, in exterioribus Sorbonae Scholis, Die septimo Januarii, anno M.DCC.LXXXII, a Maria-Antonio-Francisco Chivot, Humaniorum Litterarum Professore, in Collegio Montacutio. Jussu Universitatis edita. Paris, Thiboust, 1782. 30p + [1 blank]f. Ornamental head-piece at beginning of text. (and 3 printed titles :) Description des fêtes préparées par la ville, a loccasion de la naissance de Monseigneur Le Dauphin, pour les 21 & 23 Janvier 1782. Paris, Augustin-Martin Lottin lainé, 1782. 15 + [1]f Ornamental headpiece at beginning of text (and:) Description de lhommage rendu au Roi, a la Reine, a Monseigneur Le Dauphin, et a toute la famille Royale, par les Laboureurs de la paroisse de Chataincour, près Dreux, a l'occasion de la naissance de Monseigneur Le Dauphin; le tout fait, conduit & présent, par lAbbé de Rupt, ancien Aumónier des Carabiniers de Monsieur, Frere du Roi, dans les guerres d'Hanovre, & Curé, de la Paroisse, le vingt-huit Novembre mil sept cent quatre-vingt-un. Paris, Belin (1781). 44p. Ornamental headpiece at beginning of text. 4 titles in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary marbled calf; floral gilt panelled spine; joints rubbed. Commemorative volume on the birth of Louis-Joseph, Dauphin of France on 22 October 1781 (who died on June 4, 1789, at the start of the Revolution, the second of the royal children to die in childhood). The manuscript gives an account of the celebrations in honour of his birth: it records songs, poems and short theatrical pieces that were composed to mark the event. The accompanying printed works describe other events performed on the occasion. Marie Antoine François Chivot (1752-86), professor of literature at the Sorbonne delivered an oration on 7th January 1782 for the event. Fireworks burst in the skies over Paris, the Town Hall witnessed a spectacular banquet for privileged and commons alike. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Instrumentarium chirurgicum militare Austriacum.

      (Wien), Schmidt, 1782. - Folio, circa 47 x 31,5 cm. Kupfertitel, gest. Widmung, 5 Bll., 160 SS., 4 Vignetten, 67 Kupfertafeln Leder d. Zt. (Rücken erneuert) Waller 1406; Josephin. Bibl. Wien 94. - Prachtvoll ausgestattetes Werk mit mehr als 600 Abbildungen von medizinischen Instrumenten in Originalgröße. Brambilla (1728 - 1800) war Leibarzt Kaiser Josephs und begründete das Josephinum, die Medizinisch-Chirurgische Akademie in Wien. Als Leiter des militärischen Sanitätswesens erfand er selbst mehrere Instrumente, die in diesem Werk vorgestellt werden. "- Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, teils etwas fleckig, Tafeln meist sauber. Einband berieben, am Rücken erneuert. - Kein Versand in die Schweiz!. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Flore de Bourgogne ou Catalogue Raisonné des Plantes Naturelles à cette Province et de celles qu'on y cultive le plus comunément. Avec l'indication du sol où elles croissent, du temps de leur floraison et de la couleur de leurs fleurs...

      Dijon, Frantin, 1782.. 2 forts volumes in-8. 2ff. VIII. 520pp. LXXVIII. + XIV. 290pp. LXXX. Brochés. Exemplaire non rogné. Feuillets en partie déreliés. Petite déchirure dans la marge de 2 1er feuillets de la 1ère partie. Première édition. C'est à la fin du XVIIIs. que furent publiées les principales flores françaises régionales, dont celle de Durande, sur la Bourgogne. L'auteur était membre de l'Académie de Dijon et collaborateur de Guyton de Morveau. Botanique.

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         TABLEAU DE PARIS. Nouvelle édition. Corrigée et augmentée

      - Amsterdam, 1782-1783. 8 vol. in-8: 13 x 20 cm. Nouvelle édition, imprimée "sous les yeux de l'auteur", complète en 8 vol., et considérablement augmentée après celle de Neuchâtel, en 2 vol. de 1781. Les tomes IX-XII paraîtront seulement en 1789. Reliures de l'époque en demi-basane à petits coins. Pièces de titre orangée, pièce de tomaison de forme ovale. Plats recouverts de papier moucheté saumon. Très bel ensemble. Barbier, III, 17510 / Quérard, VI, 58.

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         Geschichte der Brüder des grünen Bundes. Erster Band: Lambergs Geschichte. [= Alles Erschienene].

      Berlin, Haude u. Spener 1782. 8°. Nebentitel (m. Holzschnittvign.), XIV S. (Titelei einschl. Titel m. gest. Titelvignette nach D[aniel] Chodowiecki), 168 S., 1 Bl. (Druckfehlerverz.). Farbloser Interims-Karton d. Zeit m. hs. Rüschildchen Einbd. berieben, angestaubt u. m. Knickspuren, Textblock unbeschnitten, vereinz. braunfleckig aber kaum abgegriffen. \"ADB 39, 334-335; Kosch 24, 611f.; Goed. IV 1 666, 39, 2; Hayn/G. II 578; Wolfstieg 41499; MNE II 311; Engelmann 433; Bauer, Chodowiecki, 903. Erste Ausgabe. \"\"Dieses Bruchstück eines auf verschiedene Bände berechneten Prosaromans in Briefen knüpft an Unzer`s Jugenderinnerungen in Ilfeld und auf der Universität an und beabsichtigte die Schicksale von zehn jungen Leuten zu schildern, die alle talentvoll, aber verschiedener Herkunft und Richtung in schwärmerischer Freundschaft zusammenhielten.\"\" (ADB). - Der deutsche Arzt Johann Christoph Unzer (1747-1809) war Professor der Physik und Naturgeschichte am Christianeum sowie 1789-1801 Stadtphysikus in Altona. Er gehörte als radikaler Demokrat, der sich vehement für die Ideale der Französischen Revolution einsetzte, zum Freundeskreis von Adolph v. Knigge, Johann Heinrich Voß und Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR Literatur, Belletristik, Deutschland, 18. Jahrhundert

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         The Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania . and an Appendix, Containing the Laws now in Force, passed between the 30th day of September 1775, and the Revolution

      Printed and sold by Francis Bailey, Philadelphia 1782 - (11 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches). [4],xxxi,[1],527,[1],viii pp. Expertly bound to style in half russia and period marbled paper covered board, flat spine ruled and lettered in gilt The first collection of Pennsylvania laws to be published following the American Revolution. Edited by Pennsylvania Chief Justice and Signer of the Declaration Thomas McKean, this collection of Pennsylvania laws from the Revolutionary period, includes printings of the Declaration of Independence, the Pennsylvania constitution, and the Articles of Confederation. Evans 17656; Sabin 59821; NAIP W006513; Hildeburn 4179; Tower 774. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Epistola potentissimi ac invictissimi Emanuelis Regis Portugaliae, & Algarbiorum. &c. de victoriis habitis in India et Malacha. Ad. S. in Christo Patre[m] & dominu[m] nostru[m]. Do. Leonem. X. Pont. Maximum.(Colophon: Vienna, Hieronymus Vietor & Johannes Singriener, 16 September [1513]). Small 4to (20 x 14.5 cm). Set in 2 sizes of Venetian-style roman type (in the variant form common in northern Europe). 20th-century dark brown half calf.

      M. Denis, Wiens Buchdruckergeschicht (1782), no. 86 (p. 82); Porbase (1 copy); USTC 651577 (2 copies); VD16, P4374 ; cf. Howgego A43. Rare second(?) edition (published about five weeks after the first) of an extremely important letter by King Manuel I of Portugal to Pope Leo X, proudly reporting the victories of Don Afonso de Albuquerque in India and the East Indies, especially his conquest of Malacca in 1511-1512. Albuquerque (1453-1515) advanced the three-fold Portuguese grand scheme of combatting Islam, securing the Portuguese trade in spices and establishing a vast Portuguese empire in Asia. He was the first European to enter the Arabian Gulf, led the first voyage by a European fleet into the Red Sea, and was also the first westerner to reach the coast of southeastern Arabia.With an owner's inscriptions. With some marginal stains and restorations, the stains slightly affecting a word or two in the lower outside corner of some pages, but otherwise in very good condition. Binding fine. Rare and important account of the Portuguese conquests in India and especially the East Indies.

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         Les Liaisons Dangereuses (4 Tomes - Complet)

      4 tomes en 2 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque plein veau moucheté, dos lisse orné, triple filet doré d'encadrement en plats, tranches rouges mouchetées, Chez Durand Neveu, Paris, 1782, 248-242 pp. ; 231-257 pp. Exemplaire du tirage "B", parfaitement conforme à toutes les indications fournies par Max Brun ("Bibliographie des éditions des Liaisons Dangereuses portant le millésime 1782" in "Le Livre et l'Estampe", 1963, n°33). "Très rare" selon le savant bibliographe, ce tirage B "est la véritable seconde édition des Liaisons" (ou le second tirage de l'édition originale) ; il corrige les fautes annoncées dans l'errata du tirage "A" et est imprimé sur le même papier, avec les mêmes caractères. Découvert par Gérard Willemetz, Conservateur à la BNF, ce tirage "B" a "suivi de très près l'originale". Superbe exemplaire en reliure d'époque, grand de marges (100 x 166 mm), en état de conservation tout à fait remarquable (accroc marginal à un feuillet sans manque, étiquette du librairie Pierre Chrétien en garde, très petit manque marginal au dernier feuillet, état parfait par ailleurs). Français

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         Storia Ecclesiastica Dallo stabilimento della Chiesa sino al presente

      A Spese ed Appresso Gaetano Castellano, NAPOLI 1782 - ITALIANO 18 volumi della fine del '700 in 4° della prestigiosa opera in 20 volumi, stato discreto, coperta rigida in pergamena, due tasselli in pelle con cornici e caratteri incisi in oro sul dorso,evidenti segni del tempo su alcuni tomi, tomi VIII e XIII privi di coperta, quest'ultimo acefalo, Tomo X col solo piatto inferiore, fioritura sparsa, tagli appena bruniti, Tomo XIII con legatura allentata, cerniera allentata dei tomi II - IV - XV, pagine in discreto stato con marginalia, diversi fori d'insetto. Tomo I, ben conservato, con caratteri del frontespizio bicolori, rossi e neri e lettera dedicatoria all'Illustrissimo e Reverendissimo Signore Monsignor D. Pier Domenico Scopa. Tomo II con appunti scritti in bella grafia su fogli di guardia. Frontespizi di tutti i volumi con bella marca tipografica incisa in nero.

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         ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY, BEGUN AND HOLDEN AT JACKSONSBURGH, IN THE STATE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, ON TUESDAY THE EIGHTH DAY OF JANUARY, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-TWO...TO TUESDAY, THE TWENTY-SIXTH DAY OF FEBRUARY, IN THE SAID YEAR

      [Philadelphia]: John Dunlap, 1782. 46pp. Folio. Antique-style three quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt, leather label. Ink ownership inscription, small repair, and small area of loss to top edge of titlepage (not affecting text), some dampstaining, first half of the page numbers re-numbered by hand in ink. Very good. A scarce Revolutionary imprint recording the acts passed in the January/February session of the South Carolina General Assembly in 1782. It is apparently John Dunlap's only devoted printing of a South Carolina legal work. A likely reason for Dunlap's involvement with the printing involves the British occupation of Charleston, which lasted from the Spring of 1780 until December 1782. Printing by the revolutionaries in British-occupied Charleston, especially of official American legislative publications, would surely have been tough to accomplish. ESTC records only one institutional copy, at the John Carter Brown Library, and OCLC only records the copy at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. EVANS 17725. HILDEBURN 4695. SABIN 87633. ESTC W31388. OCLC 460978671.

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         The Acts of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ... and an Appendix, Containing the Laws now in Force, passed between the 30th day of September 1775, and the Revolution

      Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Francis Bailey, 1782. Folio. (11 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches). [4],xxxi,[1],527,[1],viii pp. Expertly bound to style in half russia and period marbled paper covered board, flat spine ruled and lettered in giltThe first collection of Pennsylvania laws to be published following the American Revolution.Edited by Pennsylvania Chief Justice and Signer of the Declaration Thomas McKean, this collection of Pennsylvania laws from the Revolutionary period, includes printings of the Declaration of Independence, the Pennsylvania constitution, and the Articles of Confederation.Evans 17656; Sabin 59821; NAIP W006513; Hildeburn 4179; Tower 774.

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         Les Liaisons Dangereuses (4 Tomes - Complet)

      Chez Durand Neveu 1782 - 4 tomes en 2 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque plein veau moucheté, dos lisse orné, triple filet doré d'encadrement en plats, tranches rouges mouchetées, Chez Durand Neveu, Paris, 1782, 248-242 pp. ; 231-257 pp. Exemplaire du tirage "B", parfaitement conforme à toutes les indications fournies par Max Brun ("Bibliographie des éditions des Liaisons Dangereuses portant le millésime 1782" in "Le Livre et l'Estampe", 1963, n°33). "Très rare" selon le savant bibliographe, ce tirage B "est la véritable seconde édition des Liaisons" (ou le second tirage de l'édition originale) ; il corrige les fautes annoncées dans l'errata du tirage "A" et est imprimé sur le même papier, avec les mêmes caractères. Découvert par Gérard Willemetz, Conservateur à la BNF, ce tirage "B" a "suivi de très près l'originale". Superbe exemplaire en reliure d'époque, grand de marges (100 x 166 mm), en état de conservation tout à fait remarquable (accroc marginal à un feuillet sans manque, étiquette du librairie Pierre Chrétien en garde, très petit manque marginal au dernier feuillet, état parfait par ailleurs). Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Les Liaisons Dangereuses, ou Lettres Recueillies dans une Société, & publiées pour l'instruction de quelques autres. FIRST EDITION, LATER ISSUES. FOUR PARTS IN FOUR VOLUMES FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE ARTIST JOHN SINGER SARGENT IN A BEAUTIFUL 18th CENTURY BINDING.

      1782 - A Amsterdam Et se trouve a Paris, Chez Durand Neveu. 1782. In Four Parts bound (unusually) in Four Volumes in a decorated contempory binding - late Eighteenth Century full tan calf, gilt, boards ruled in gilt with gilt decorations to corners, raised bands, spines extensively decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. As we have not got the Max Brun Bibliography of the various states of this set we have photographed every half title, title page and other ornamented pages. 12mo. Vol. I: [v], 6-248; Vol. II: [v], 6-239, [1]; Vol. III: [v], 6-232; Vol. IV: [v], 6-256. All volumes have the early issue wide margins. Engraved ornament to each title page with engraved head and tail-pieces and other engraved ornaments. Each volume bears the bookplate of the portrait painter John S. Sargent which matches those to be found in the Frick Fine Art Library in Pittsburgh PA. There are some areas of wear to the leather at the upper joint by the tail of spine of Vol. I, with a small patch of wear to rear endpapers, rear endpapers to Vol. III are also slightly worn and affected by damp. Some of the corners of the boards are worn but generally this is a remarkably clean and sound early set of one of the most important European novels of the Eighteenth Century. This set was bought from a family whose Grandmother knew Sargent well and possibly had a flirtation with him that resulted in his gift to her of this set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         British Fresh Water Fishes. Illustrated with a coloured Figure of each Species drawn from Nature by A.F.Lydon and numerous Engravings.

      Folio. XXVI, 204 pages with 41 stunning full-page lithographs in colour. Wonderful recent half leather binding with new endpapers applied. Excellent condition. Extraordinary beautiful publication with quite some romance applied to the pages opposing the colourful illustrations. Here we find the localities where one can catch the illustrated fish, beautifully depicted by skillful artists. [Freeman 1782 / Nissen ZBI 2009 / Wood page 391] The coloured, chromolithographic plates of the fish and the facing, picturesque Vignettes are as follows: 1 - Perch / 2 - Ruffe and Miller's Thumb (Vignette: On the Avon, Strensham Reach) / 3 - Sticklebacks (Vignette: Easdale, Grasmere) / 4 - Carp (Vignette: On the Brathay) / 5 - Crucian Carp and Prussian Carp (Vignette: Breddgelert, North Wales) / 6. Golden and Bronze Carp (Vignette: On the Avon) / 7. Gudgeon and Barbel (Vignette: On the Thames) / 8. Roach (Vignette: On the Hodder) / 9. Chub (Vignette: On the Lea) / 10. Graining and Dace (Vignette: Pont Aberglaslyn, North Wales) / 11. Azurine, Dobule and Rudd, or Red-Eye (Vignette: On the Dart) / 12. Tench (On the Thames) / 13. Golden Tench / 14. Common Bream (Vignette: Rydal Water) / 15. Pomeranian Bream and White Bream or Breamflat (Vignette: On the Thames, near Eton) / 16. Spined Loach, Minnow, Loach and Bleak (Vignette: On the Derwent) / 17. Allis Shad and Twaite Shad (Vignette: On the Wye) / 18. Pike (Vignette: On the Doon) / 19. Salmon (Male) (Vignette: On the Tweed) / 20. Salmon Trout (On the Dee, Scotland) / 21. Salmon Trout (Var) / 22. Sewen (Vignette: River Scene, Aberglaslyn) / 23. Bull Trout (Vignette: River Scene, Langdale) /24. Galway Sea Trout (Vignette: On the Dargle) / 25. Short-Headed Salmon (On the Devon, Scotland) / 26. Common Trout (On the Trout Stream - Driffield) / 27. Black-Finned Trout (On the Llugwy, North Wales) / 28. Grilled, or Young Salmon / 29. Lochleven Trout (Vignette: Loch Katrine - Ellen's Isle) / 30. Gillaroo Trout (Vignette: Loch Awe) / 31. Great Lake Trout (Vignette: Pass of Leny) / 32. Windermere Charr, Cole's Charr and Gray's Charr (Vignette: Windermere) / 33. Torgoch and Alpine Charr (Vignette: River Scene ar Pont-y-Cyffing)/ 34. Loch Killin Charr (On the Wye) / 35. Vendace, Gwyniad and Grayling (Vignette: On the Dart, Lover's Leap)/ 36. Pollan and Powan (Vignette: The Wye, from Goodrich Castle) / 37. Young Trout, Salmon Parr and Smelt (Vignette: At Cleeve, on the Thames) / 38. Burbot, Eel-Pout (On the Wharpe) / 39. Sturgeon (On the Dee) / 40. Sharp-Nosed Eel and Broad-Nosed Eel (Vignette: Eel Bucks on the Thames) / 41. Sea-Lamprey, Lampern, Planer's Lamprey and Pride (Vignette: At Scalby Mill, near Scarborough) /

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         Annunciation.

      1782.(). Woodcut print. Four color blocks: light green, light brown, medium brown, dark brown. 242 x 207 mm. Initialed and dated. Nagler, 5. Le Blanc, 5. Kennedy, 183.

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         St. Paul Reading a Book.

      1782.(). Woodcut print after P. del Vaga. Three color blocks: tan, brown and dark brown. 235 x 140 mm. Signed and dated. Nagler, 19. Le Blanc, 19. Kennedy, 180.

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         Storia Ecclesiastica dallo stabilimento della Chiesa sino al presente divisa per secoli dall'Abate Bonaventura Racine celebre epitomista dell'Abata Claudio Fleury accresciuta dall'Autore de' fatti ulteriori interessanti, raccolti da più accurati Critici; adornata di profondissime Riflessioni scientifiche attenenti alla divi

      A Spese ed appresso Gaetano Castellano - Napoli, 1782. ITALIANO 4,12 Sette settecentine in 4°, buono stato, coperta in pergamena rigida, sul dorso due tasselli in pelle con cornici e caratteri incisi in oro, macchie, fioritura sparsa, bordo e punte poco consumati, tagli e dorso bruniti, pagine in buono stato, con marginalia, Tomo Primo con cifre manoscritte sul piatto inferiore, Tomo Ottavo con macchia sul margine intero delle prime pagine e su quello di testa di tutte le pagine. Presentano segnatura dei fascicoli, richiami, all'inizio di ogni volume Tavola degli articoli, Tavola Cronologica, Tomo Primo con lettera dedicatoria ed occhiello. Tutti hanno frontespizio con bella marca tipografica in nero, quello del Tomo Primo ha caratteri impressi in rosso e nero. Incipit con magnifica testatina e capolettera, veste tipografica arricchita da eleganti finalini e cornici tipografiche in nero. Tomi Primo, Secondo, Terzo, Quarto, Sesto, Ottavo e Decimo della collana Storia Ecclesiastica divisa per secoli. USATO

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         Ouevres Choisies Eloge de La Fontaine par M. de Chamfort

      1782. Francese 0,14 Legatura editoriale, copertina coeva in cuoio, titoli non più leggibili e adesivo circolare con referenza numerica al dorso, piccolo esemplare che porta con dignità i molti anni, seppur con segni del tempo come abrasioni, anche profonde diffuse, mende alle punte, margine e cuffie, conserva un buon aspetto complessivo, interno fresco, risquadri marmorizzati, sporadiche le velature ai fogli, timbri di appartenenza ai fogli preliminari e in 11, antiporta figurata. USATO

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         The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Volume LII (52) January to December 1782

      David Henry; Elizabeth Newbery, London 1782 - vi, 630pp, [xvii] + plates. 13 b/w plates and maps (4 fold-out). G : in Good condition without dust jacket. 20th century binding with new eps. Some foxing and set-off [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         An Authentic Narrative of a Voyage performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty's Ships Resolution and Discovery, during the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780; in search of a North-West Passage. including a faithful Account of all their Discoveries, and the unfortunate Death of Captain Cook.

      G. Robinson, J. Sewell; and J. Debrett, London 1782 - Two volumes, octavo, with a folding chart and 21 engraved plates; a fine copy in contemporary gilt calf. First edition: an attractive set of this rare account - the second account to appear in English - of Cook's third voyage: 'an important supplement to the official account, which it preceded by two years' (Forbes). Ellis, surgeon's mate and talented amateur artist, sailed first on the Discovery and later on the Resolution. During the voyage he was thought of (by Captain Clerke) as a 'very worthy young man'. On his return he was in financial straits and, despite the prohibition by the Admiralty of the publication of any unauthorised account of the voyage, sold his narrative to a London publisher for fifty guineas. The book was published over his name, and was thus the first account of the expedition to acknowledge its authorship, earning the condemnation of Sir Joseph Banks, who wrote to him in January 1782 that 'I fear it will not in future be in my power to do what it might have been, had you asked and followed my advice'. Ellis' narrative contains much valuable information on Alaska, the Northwest Coast, and Hawaii, and the attractive engraved plates, after the author's drawings, include eight of Hawaii, two of Alaska, and three of the Northwest Coast. The plates show Ellis to have been a talented amateur artist, and represent a significant contribution to the graphic record of the voyage. They 'are among the earliest published on the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska, and the Northwest' (Hill). Choris' famous views did not appear until almost forty years later. Ellis' views of Hawaii provide the first general depictions of the islands, as Rickman's book, published in the previous year, showed only the death of Cook while Zimmermann's account was not illustrated. There is a chapter devoted to their visit to Van Diemen's Land in January 1777, in the course of which Ellis painted a famous watercolour view of Adventure Bay, now in the National Library of Australia.Ellis died in 1785 after a fall from the main mast of a ship lying at Ostend. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         An Authentic Narrative of a Voyage performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty's Ships Resolution and Discovery, during the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780; in search of a North-West Passage... including a faithful Account of all their Discoveries, and the unfortunate Death of Captain Cook...

      London: G. Robinson, J. Sewell; and J. Debrett, 1782. Two volumes, octavo, with a folding chart and 21 engraved plates; a fine copy in contemporary gilt calf. First edition: an attractive set of this rare account - the second account to appear in English - of Cook's third voyage: 'an important supplement to the official account, which it preceded by two years' (Forbes). Ellis, surgeon's mate and talented amateur artist, sailed first on the Discovery and later on the Resolution. During the voyage he was thought of (by Captain Clerke) as a 'very worthy young man'. On his return he was in financial straits and, despite the prohibition by the Admiralty of the publication of any unauthorised account of the voyage, sold his narrative to a London publisher for fifty guineas. The book was published over his name, and was thus the first account of the expedition to acknowledge its authorship, earning the condemnation of Sir Joseph Banks, who wrote to him in January 1782 that 'I fear it will not in future be in my power to do what it might have been, had you asked and followed my advice'. Ellis' narrative contains much valuable information on Alaska, the Northwest Coast, and Hawaii, and the attractive engraved plates, after the author's drawings, include eight of Hawaii, two of Alaska, and three of the Northwest Coast. The plates show Ellis to have been a talented amateur artist, and represent a significant contribution to the graphic record of the voyage. They 'are among the earliest published on the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska, and the Northwest' (Hill). Choris' famous views did not appear until almost forty years later. Ellis' views of Hawaii provide the first general depictions of the islands, as Rickman's book, published in the previous year, showed only the death of Cook while Zimmermann's account was not illustrated. There is a chapter devoted to their visit to Van Diemen's Land in January 1777, in the course of which Ellis painted a famous watercolour view of Adventure Bay, now in the National Library of Australia.Ellis died in 1785 after a fall from the main mast of a ship lying at Ostend. Joints expertly repaired.

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         Voyages Autour du Monde

      1782 - et Vers les Deux Poles par Terre et par Mer, Pendant les Années 1767, 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1773, 1774 & 1775.First edition. 2 vols. Seven large folding engraved maps (including one showing Texas & Mexico), one large folding & 2 other folding plates. 8vo. Fine contemporary French mottled calf, red morocco labels to spines, these richly gilt, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, neat library stamp to lower outer margin of half titles. [iv], [5]-432; [iv], [5]-272pp. Paris, Chez Moutard, Born in Toulouse in 1748 the author of this extraordinary work joined the French Navy in 1766 and was posted to St. Domingo. Obtaining leave to travel he sailed to New Orleans and thence up the Mississippi, continuing up the Red River to Nachitoches by canoe. From there he travelled overland through Texas to San Antonio before going on to Mexico City and Acapulco where he took a passage to Guam and then Manilla. Unable to visit China, he voyaged westward through the Straits of Malacca to Muscat and up through the Persian Gulf, finally reaching Marseilles in December, 1771. An ?inveterate traveller? (Clark), Pagès was selected to join the unsuccessful second voyage of Kerguelen in search of the ?Great South Land? in 1773. Since Kerguelen was dismissed from the service and imprisoned, and his account suppressed, the good account of the voyage which Pagès gives is particularly important. It is in some respects fuller than Kerguelen's own, but never once mentions his captain's name, evidently owing to the trouble that had occurred. To complete his travels Pagès sailed in a Dutch whaler to the north of Spitzbergen. After service in the American war he made a second voyage round the world and eventually retired to his estate in St. Domingo where he was killed in the slave uprising of 1793. The author's journey through Texas occupies about sixty pages of this work, and is illustrated by Plate 2, which is entitled Carte d'une Partie de l'Amérique Séptentrionale, qui contient partie de la Nle. Espagne, et de la Louisiane (approx. 315 by 415mm). The map shows New Orleans and the Red River as far North as Nachitoches in the upper right quadrant, with ?Province de los Texas? to the West, and Mexico, as far South as Acapulco on the Pacific coast, beyond. In addition the tribal lands of Native Americans are marked, including those of the Apaches and Tegas. cf. Hill 1285; Sabin, 58168; Clark I, 285. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Daniel Jenifer

      April 24, 1782. Letter Signed “Daniel St. Jenifer,” as a Congressional Representative for the state of Maryland, one page, 7” X 9”. April 24th, 1782. On laid paper. Reinforcing of margins on verso. Charring along left margin of page resulting in some loss of text. Slight paper loss at bottom left and right side. Fair condition with a large, bold signature.

In full, “Under the sketch of … of British property which you ret’d … office. You have have [sic] made a … remains a considerable part of … [a]bove mentioned property unsettled for … [t]he purchasers who have yet neglected … [re]fused to comply with the terms of Sale … [s]hall be obliged by your favoring me … [w]ith a list of the names and amount of … [t]he property sold annexed to it and also [t]he reason why the Terms of Sale have not been complied with. I should have been glad that you have added the dates of the sales to your returns”

Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (1723-1790) was a Maryland-born Politician as well as one of America’s Founding Fathers. The letter is dated 1782, which signifies that it was written during Jenifer’s last year a representative for Maryland in the Continental Congress. At the date of writing Jenifer was also manager of Maryland’s finances. The letter itself is concerning an issue about the terms of sale, of what ostensibly was seized British property. Jenifer himself was a prominent landholder and lived on a large plantation. The managerial and financial expertise he acquired throughout his life lent itself to the formation of strong opinions regarding the ideal role of the central government. In fact, he would argue five years later to his fellow delegates at the Constitutional Convention that a strong central government was necessary for the financial and commercial stability of the United States.

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         The holy war: made by Shaddai upon Diabolus : for the regaining of the metropolis of the world, or, the losing and taking again of the town of Mansoul / by John Bunyan

      London : Printed, by permission of the former proprietors, for the editor; and now published by Alex. Hogg; and Vallance and Conder, 1782. First Edition. Near fine copy bound in quarter aniline calf over cloth boards with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. . Edition; An entire new and correct edition. Physical description; viii, 343, [1]; [4], 32 p., [1], XIV leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. Subjects; Bunyan, John (1628-1688). Spiritual warfare — Fiction. Genres; Illustrated. Novel.

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         Histoire de Russie, tirées des chroniques originales, de pieces authentiques, & des meilleures historiens de la nation. 5 tomes complet.

      Debure, Paris 1782 - Avec deux cartes. Reliure cuir. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The holy war: made by Shaddai upon Diabolus : for the regaining of the metropolis of the world, or, the losing and taking again of the town of Mansoul / by John Bunyan

      London : Printed, by permission of the former proprietors, for the editor; and now published by Alex. Hogg; and Vallance and Conder, 1782, Hardcover, First Edition. Near fine copy bound in quarter aniline calf over cloth boards with gilt-blocked label to the spine. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Edition; An entire new and correct edition. Physical description; viii, 343, [1]; [4], 32 p., [1], XIV leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. Subjects; Bunyan, John (1628-1688). Spiritual warfare - Fiction. Genres; Illustrated. Novel. 343 pages. Inventory No: 241588.

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         DES ERREURS ET DE LA VÉRITÉ SAINT-MARTIN 1782 ÉSOTÉRISME FRANC-MAÇONNERIE ENSEMBLE BIEN COMPLET DE SES DEUX VOLUMES. OUVRAGE CULTE D'ÉSOTÉRISME ET DE FRANC-MAÇONNERIE.

      Edimbourg, 1782 Interieurs trés frais avec peu de rousseurs sur papier de qualité.RARE OUVRAGE DANS UN TEL ETAT DE CONSERVATION, TRES ESTIME PAR LES COLLECTIONNEURS D'ESOTERISME ET DE FRANC-MACONNERIE. 2 tomes.

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         Rechtswissenschaft von richtiger und vorsichtiger Eingehung der Verträge und Contracte (Iurisprudentia heurematica).

      Göttingen, im Vandenhoekschen Verlage (bzw. im Verlag der Witwe Vandenhoek), 1782-1786. 1.-3. und ins teutsche übersezte verbesserte Ausgabe. 3 Bde. 8vo. Schöne zeitgenössische Pappbände mit geprägten Rückenschildchen und schönem Rotschnitt. (St.a.T.). Eine der ersten großen Zivilrechtsmonographien in deutscher Sprache! - Claproth (1728-1805), Rechtsprofessor in Göttingen, verfasste dieses umfangreiche Werk zum Vertragsrecht. Claproth war der führende Zivilprozessualist seiner Zeit. Nach der grandiosen Zeit von Johann Stephan Pütter war es für die Göttinger Universität nicht leicht, einen geeigneten Nachfolger zu finden. Der hervorragende Ruf der Universität, sie war inzwischen die angesehenste in Deutschland, konnte mit dem Nachfolger aber noch gesteigert werden. Claproths Name bürgte für den guten Ruf der Universität, seine Schriften bestätigen dieses Bild. - I. (3.A.): Erster Theil welcher den allgemeinen alle Contracte und Verträge betreffenden Abschnitt, und die beträchtlichsten Verträge enthält; II. (3.A.): Zweyter Theil welcher die eigentlichen Contracte enthält; III. (1.A.): der Iurisprudentiae Heurematicae dritter Theil. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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         Extrait du Journal d'un L'escadrem de M. Le Comte D'estaing

      No publisher 1782 - First edition, first issue. 8vo wrappers. [2], 158pp. Portrait frontispiece present. A critical account of Estaing's command of the French fleet off Savannah in 1778. No author listed, but Howes suggests authorship of Captain Walsh. An important Revolutionary War resource. Wrappers with wear at spine tips and corners. Text pages with wear at the edges, but with no loss of text. Contents clean and bright. Preserved in a cloth chemise and custom half-morocco slipcase with two spine labels. A very good copy. Scarce in the first issue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         WARREN REVIVED: AN ASTRONOMICAL DIARY: OR ALMANACK, FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1783.

      Norwich: Printed by John Trumbull, [1782]. - [24]pp. Self wrappers, stitched. Minor toning, soiling, and dampstaining, some contemporary ink marginalia, handful of horizontal tears reaching some text. Overall good. An exceedingly rare Connecticut almanac printed in the last years of the American Revolution. Includes "The Thoughts of an Astronomer in his Study" on pp.17-19, with a few lines relating to George Washington: "I view'd some stars here in New-England skies, Portending good, as they did set and rise; And now, bright Hesperus, the harbinger of day, Smiles gently down, on glorious Washington's sway; The crowding years roll'd swiftly on to view, The glorious actions he was born to do." Only three copies in ESTC, two at the American Antiquarian Society and one at the Connecticut College Library. BRISTOL B5617. SHIPTON & MOONEY 44286. TRUMBULL 1860. DRAKE 358. ESTC W25176.

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         Carte d’une partie de l’Amérique Septentrionale, qui contient partie de la Nle. Espagne, et de la Louisiane

      1782 - 32 x 42.5 cm. Importante mapa de México y de su golfo realizado por el vizconde Pierre Marie Francois Pagès (1748-1793). Fue publicado en 1782, en el atlas que acompañaba la obra Voyages autour du monde et vers les deux poles. La Carte d’une partie de l’Amérique Septentrionale comprende el sur de Luisana, la provincia de «los Texas», el país de los «Apaches Bravos», y el México actual, desde Xalapa y Campeche al Sur, hasta Nogales (menciona las minas de Cerro Prieto, Sonora, cerca de Santa Ana) y la Baja California. El mapa ilustra el viaje que hizo el mismo Pagès entre Nueva Orleans y Acapulco, vía San Antonio (Texas), Laredo, Saltillo, San Miguel de Allende, Querétaro y Cuidad de México, donde llegó en marzo de 1768. En él hace mención de varios pueblos autóctonos ("Indiens de Monterrei", Natchitoches, comanches ), así como minas y misiones católicas. La particularidad más llamativa de este mapa es que, al contrario de la mayor parte de los mapas de la época colonial, se trata de un documento elaborado por un testigo directo. Mientras que era más común que los cartógrafos europeos trabajaran desde sus gabinetes. Sencillo cartouche ubicado en la esquina superior izquierda, con leyenda en el ángulo opuesto; también muestra una gran rosa de los vientos. Esta copia se encuentra en buen estado, con colores antiguos aplicados a mano y sus pliegues de origen. Se nota una discreta oxidación en el pliegue central.

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         Romantic Hidden Kerry - Legendary, Antiquarian and Historical Associations, Political, Economic and Social Conditions & Scenic Attractions of the Barony of Corkaguiny. With 25 illustrations and one map.

      First and only Edition. Small Octavo. XIII, Folded Map of Corkaguiny, 656 pages. Original Hardcover (green cloth with gilt lettering on spine) in protective Mylar. Giftinscription to halftitle. Excellent, close to new condition with only minor signs of wear. This is the cleanest and best preserved example of this rare book we have ever seen ! Absolutely scarce and even more so in this wonderful condition ! One of the best researched and important local histories of Ireland. Includes for example the following essays: Glimpse of a famous Barony / Legend, Romance and History / Life in ancient Corkaguiny / The Christianising of Corkaguiny / Famous Corkaguiny Saints / The Norsemen in Corkaguiny / The Anglo-Normans / Papal Taxation of Corkaguiny / The Desmond Tragedy / Corkaguiny's Calvary / The Undertakers in Kerry / Armada Ships on the Kerry Coast / The 'Sugan'Earl's Revolt / The Cromwellian Butchers / Kerry Wild Geese / Tories in Kerry / Love of Learning in Kerry / Smuggling on the Kerry Coast / The Volunteers of 1782 / Kerry and the 1798 Insurrection / Kerry M.P.'s and the Union / Entering the Gaelteacht / The Train Journey from Tralee to Dingle / Dingle from the 13th to the 16th Century / Dingle in the 17th Century / Dingle in the 18th Century / Smuggling in Dingle / Dingle in the first half of the 19th century / Proselytism in Dingle District / Black Forty - Seven (Black 47) / Dingle in the second half of the 19th century / The Famine of 1879-1880 / The Land War of the Eighties / Dingle in the Nineties / Dingle in the 20th century / The Martyrdom of Tom Ashe / The War of the Irish Nation / The Dingle of To-Day / Antiquities of the Peninsula / Dingle Town and District Antiquities / Minard Antiquities / Kinard and Antiquities / Ballynacourty and Stradbally Antiquities / Kilgobban Antiquities / Killiney Antiquities / Kilmalkedar Antiquities / Caherdorgan and Gallerus / Kilquane / Cloghane / Ballyduff / On the Holy Mountain / Dunurlin / Marhin / Ventry / Dunquin / The Blasket Islands / With a full Index /

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         Naked Man being Wrapped in a Mantle.

      1782.(). Woodcut print after Baccio Bandinelli. Brown line on tan paper. 390 x 255 mm. Nagler, 27. Le Blanc, 27. Kennedy, 168.

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         An Exposition of English Insects: Including the several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, & Diptera, or Bees, Flies, & Libellulae

      Sold by Mr White & Mr Robson, London 1782 - (2), viii, (9-)166, (4), 51 plates. 4to. HB. Half leather, marbled boards, corners bumped + worn, spine heavily scuffed. Engraved title-page, plain anatomical plate, 50 engraved plates (only one has been hand-coloured). Lacks engraved frontis. 2nd edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Beauties of Fielding: Carefully Selected from the Whole Works of that Eminent Writer. To Which is Added Some Account of His Life

      G. Kearsley, London 1782 - First edition. Engraved title with portrait vignette. xvi, 203, [1, ads] pp. 12mo. First edition, a beautiful copy of this collection of Fielding extracts, organized into more than one hundred alphabetical headings, from avarice to zeal. According to the final page of ads, Kearsley published a series of "Beauties" of Johnson, Goldsmith, Watts, Sterne, Pope and Swift, "principally intended for the Use of Youth of both sexes ?" A second edition followed in the same year. Cross III, p. 330. Provenance: Charles H. McDonald (pencil ownership inscription on front free endpaper); Ximenes (pencil price and note, "$225 ? very scarce"); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate) Contemporary calf, red morocco spine label. Some offsetting to margins of title Engraved title with portrait vignette. xvi, 203, [1, ads] pp. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Opere.

      Florence: Gaetano Cambiagi,, 1782–3. 6 volumes, quarto (277 x 210 mm). Contemporary dark blue straight-grain morocco by Henry Walther (with his ticket in vol. I), spines gilt lettered and numbered direct, 5 pairs of raised bands, two-line gilt border on sides, intersecting gilt semi-circle decoration at the corners, gilt Greek-key roll tool to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, pink silk page markers. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Machiavelli by Gregori after Santi di Tito, large arms of Earl Cowper on each title page, folding plate facing p. 333 in vol. II (showing the layout of an army camp), another facing p. 1 in vol. IV (a facsimile of Machiavelli's handwriting). Armorial bookplates of Sir Robert D'Arcy Hildyard (1743–1814), High Sheriff of Yorkshire. Minor rubbing to extremities, a few scrapes, slight scuff to top edge of vol. VI, library stamp removed from final leaf of each volume (with concomitant faint dampstaining), previous bookplates removed (with tears to those remaining). A tall, clean set. First Cambiagi edition, containing a number of previously unpublished works. The Enciclopedia Machiavelliana remarks that the production of this handsome edition was a "complex editorial operation" involving the garnering of original manuscripts from the grand duke of Tuscany, the viceroy of Sardinia, the Austrian governor of Lombardy, Catherine the Great and Pope Pius VI, and a team of editors headed by the Florentine Jansenist Reginaldo Tanzini (1746-1825): "given their religious and moral convictions, it was natural that the Jansenists should consider Machiavelli, the republican who was an enemy of the popes, as their 'dearest idol.' The name of Machiavelli appears often in their letters, and in Florence it was the Jansenists who edited, 'in crocchio,' ('in a small group') under the supervision of the Abbot Reginaldo Tanzini, secretary of Scipione de' Ricci, bishop of Pistoia and descendant of Giuliano de' Ricci [Machiavelli's nephew], a new and important edition of the works of Machiavelli" (Maurizio Viroli, Machiavelli's God, Princeton UP, 2010, p. 256). This was also the edition that "first spread the news of the translation of The Prince into Ottoman Turkish" (Biasiori and Marcocci eds., Machiavelli, Islam and the East: Reorienting the Foundations of Modern Political Thought, 2017, p. 182). The dedication is to the art collector and patron George Nassau Clavering Cowper, third earl Cowper (1738-1789) and each volume blazons his arms on the title page: "The title and property inherited from his father in 1764 helped Cowper gain a position of importance within Florentine society… In 1766 he became a member of the Accademia delle arti del Disegno (known as the Florentine Academy) and two years later he was elected to the Accademia della Crusca" (ODNB). One of the most important editions of Machiavelli presented here in a restrained but distinguished binding from the atelier of the celebrated Henry Walther, one of the foremost London binders of the period.

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         Copia de la Carta Escrita al Sr. Comandante General por el Vecindario de la Jurisdiccion de Cuencame. [A petition from the inhabitants of the district of Cuencame for protection against the local Indians.]

      1782 - Manuscript in ink. 16pp with an integral blank. Folio. Mexico, 20th February, These three manuscripts are transcripts of the petition addressed by the Spanish settlers in the Cuencame district of New Spain, to the Cavallero de Croix, the General commanding that region, together with transcripts of the letters sent to Don Jose de Galvez, Spanish Secretary of State for the Indies, and to the Viceroy, Governor and Captain General of New Spain, Don Martin de Mayorga, begging their support to the petition.For a period of five years - from 1775 to 1782 - the Cuencame settlers, who were engaged in pastoral pursuits, had been the victims of constant attacks by the Indians, who had incessantly raided their territory, murdered its inhabitants, robbed them of their goods and made off with large portions of their flocks. The farmers had patiently suffered these outrages, in the hope that time would bring about an amelioration in their condition. But the passage of time had only provided a monotonous continuance of the evil and, as the period when the petition was drawn up, things had come to such a pass that the dwindling community was faced with imminent extermination, if military aid were not quickly forthcoming. Accordingly, a conference of the leading members of the community was held, with their mayor at the head, and an urgent petition was decided upon, as the only means left to preserve what remained of their number and their possessions. The appeal is concluded in the most humble terms, setting forth in detail the particulars of the attacks which the colonists had suffered, and requesting immediate relief. It is provided out in the document that, owing to the ever-diminishing numbers of the community through murder and captivity, it had been impossible to keep up the tax required to maintain a force of Militia for the defence of the district, over a frontier that extended for forty leagues, between the Rio de Nazas and the Rios de Buenaval, these unprotected passes enabled the enemy to enter the territory with impunity. What was required was a force, sufficiently strong to be divided into three detachments, in order to close those gaps. The General is also reminded that the farmers had held back from enlisting his support until circumstances had made it imperative for them to do so.

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         Essai historique sur la bibliothèque du Roi Louis XVI

      Belin, Paris 1782 - Le Prince Nicolas Thomas (1750-1818) ~ Essai historique sur la bibliothèque du Roi Louis XVI ~~ ++ Paris, Paris: chez Belin, Libraire, rue Saint-Jacques. Et se trouve à la Bibliothèque du Roi, chez le Suisse de la Porte-Royale, rue de Richelieu, 1782 In-12, pp. xxi (3), 372, couverture origine marbrée, Le Prince, bibliographe et littérateur. - Inspecteur de la librairie. - Secrétaire de la Bibliothèque du roi de 1789 à 1792 Guide historique intéressant de la Bibliothèque nationale de France: description des éléments architecturaux, décorations, peintures, règlement intérieur, liste raisonnée des salons, etc. En ce qui concerne les références bibliographiques, nous avons des chapitres détaillés consacrés à des centaines de fonds spéciaux de manuscrits et d'éditions imprimées, avec des listes des principales ¿uvres conservées. Annexe dédiée aux nombreuses bibliothèques parisiennes. Rare édition originale. Voir Brunet, VI, 3114 Bibliography: Peignot, Répertoire bibliographique universel (1812) p. 64; Brunet, Supplément (1878) I, p. 838. A guide to the Royal Library of printed books and manuscripts and its departments, the Cabinets des Estampes, Titres & Généalogies and Médailles & Antiques. The history, arrangement and principal holdings in each department are described in some detail. The principal librarians and other personnel in 1781 are listed at the beginning, from the chief librarian, Bignon, to the engraver, St Aubin, the copperplate printer, Lercullier, and the binder Durand. The final section is ¿Bibliotheque publiques et parliculieres de Paris¿ occupies pages 337¿364. An early owner has copied out Peignot¿s note: ¿Ce petit volume n¿est plus dans le commerce; on le consulte avec intérêt; i. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Annali d'Italia dal principio dell'era volgare sino all'anno 1500. compilati da Lodovico Antonio Muratori ... dedicati all'illustrissimo signore d. Michele Sancio

      NAPOLI: Nella Stamperia del Paci, a spese di Andrea Migliaccio e dal medesimo si vendono nel suo negozio, 1782. RILEGATO. DISCRETO. 12 18,5. 17 USATO

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