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      Paris: chez Bance et Schroth, editeurs, rue du Mail, No. 5. A rare lithograph of a bouquet of tulips after a painting by Pierre-Joseph Redouté. Pierre-Joseph Redouté was one of the world's great flower painters. Born into a family that had been painters for at least two generations, Redouté went to Paris in 1782 with his brother where they worked as scene painters for the Théâtre italien. Redouté painted flowers in his spare time. The search for subjects led him to the Jardin du Roi and eventually Gerard van Spaendonck who made him an assistant. While at the Jardin du Roi, Redouté came to know Charles-Louis L'Heritier, an amateur botanist and writer of independent means. He gave Redouté a full time job as an illustrator, instructing him in plant anatomy. Redouté's "functional" understanding of plants contributed greatly to the clarity of his depictions. But it was Redouté's work in stipple engraving and colour printing that was to be of the greatest importance. Stippling and the application of two or three colour inks to one plate were engraving innovations that Redouté brought to French printmaking, and which he perfected in his masterpiece Les Liliacées . Redouté's talents as a flower painter are magnificently exemplified in this stunning bouquet of tulips. Since the majority of Redouté's work was executed in stipple, this superb lithograph is a fascinating and rare print. It is not only a lovely example of early lithography but also a magnificent example of Redouté's delicate painting. Beautifully hand-coloured lithograph. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. A tiny tear in the bottom right corner of the sheet.

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        Nye Sundheds-Tidende. For Aaret 1782-1783. (Det udk.).

      . Kbhvn. 1782-83. (8) + 8 + 688; (8) + 528 s. Rent og paent eksemplar indbundet i smukt samtidigt halvlaeder med smuk og rig rygforgyldning. * Interessant og underholdende tidsskrift, der giver et indblik i datidens syn pa sundhed, sygdom og kostvaner og en anvisning til at leve sundt. Tode [1736-1806], der har et omfattende forfatterskab bag sig, bade videnskabeligt og skönlitteraert, giver her et kritisk indblik i datidens syn pa sundhed, sygdom og kostvaner.<br>Bibl. Dan. I, 754. Tidligere udkom "Sundhedstidende", 1.-3. argang 1778-81..

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        Of the method of rendering very sensible the weakest natural or artificial electricity. Read at the Royal Society, March 14, 1782. [English translation by Tiberius Cavallo].

      Printed by J. Nichols 1782 - FIRST EDITION in English, offprint issue, the English text following the Italian, outer pages dust soiled, cut down somewhat (220 x 175 mm) but not encroaching on the text at all, pp. [i], 71, 4to, green cloth, c. 1900, University of Glasgow Chemistry Department bookplate inside front cover, stamped &#145;Withdrawn,&#146; good &#145;Volta embodied the quantities capacity and tension, and the implicit relation that he had established between them (Q=CT), in a new instrument, a condensator for rendering sensible atmospheric electricity otherwise too weak for detection. This famous device is nothing but an electrophore with a poor conductor like polished marble of oiled wood as its cake . Others soon incorporated this insight into ingenious multipliers of weak charges, such as the well-known "doubler" invented by William Nicholson&#146; (DSB). (ESTC T133079, Huntington and Yale only in the US)

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        Bertoldino et Cacasenno.

      Pietro Pinolato 1782 - - Pietro Pinolato, Venezia (Venise) 1782, in 8 (18,5x10,5cm), xii. 396pp., Un Vol. relié. - Première édition. Impression soignée sur papier fin. Illustrée de 20 gravures sur bois dans un goût populaire et fruste, un portrait en médaillon et un frontispice (taille douce). L'originale date de 1606. Demi Veau glacé marine fin XIXe , dos à nerfs orné de 5 fleurons. L'exemplaire, d'une parfaite blancheur, semble avoir été lavé. Giulio Cesare Croce (1550-1609), né dans la province de Bologne, est issu d'une famille pauvre , il fit des études de médecine puis se lança dans la carrière des lettres, puis mourut pauvre. Bertoldino et cacasenno sont deux personnages emblématiques et extrèmement populaires de l'Italie, ils sont devenus des types , Bertoldino est un caractère rusé et roublard, qui s'oppose à la simplicité et à la rusticité de Cacasenno. Les deux compères sont ainsi (à l'instar de Dom Quichotte) devenus plus célèbres que le livre dont ils sont issus. On en fit un opéra à la fin du XVIIIe avec un livret de Goldoni. xii. 396pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Paris Didot L'Aine 1782 - 12mo 13x8 cms, full French red morocco. 188 pages. Condition good. WITH A SPLENDID INSCRIPTION ON THE FRONT ENDPAPER- TAKEN FROM THE PALACE AT MADRID 14th AUGUST 1812. THE DAY ON WHICH MY BRIGADE ENTERED THAT CAPITAL. MY BIRTH DAY. W.W. also with a tipped in note, rather illegible, to the effect that this honourable soldier had died of the liver in September 1812. A SOLDIER'S MEMENTO OF THE PENINSULAR WAR [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Versuch eines systematischen Verzeichnisses der Schriften und Abhandlungen vom Eisen, als Gegenstand des Naturforschers, Berg- und Hüttenmanns, Künstlers und Handwerkers, Kaufmanns, Staatschaushälters und Gesetzgebers.

      - 6 p.l., 87, [4] pp. 8vo, attractive mottled calf-backed speckled boards, uncut, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Berlin: G.J. Decker, 1782. First edition of this rare and valuable bibliography of iron and steel; according to Besterman, it is the earliest bibliography on these subjects and describes about 400 books. "Ein mit Fleiss gesammeltes und ziemlich vollständiges Verzeichniss einzelner Schriften so wohl als in grösseren und gemischten Werken befindlicher Abhandlungen über das Eisen."&#150;Petzholdt, p. 566. Fine uncut copy. ? Besterman 3184-85. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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        Johanneskirche in Niederlahnstein, im Hintergrund Kapelle und Stolzenfels.

      . Bleistift, auf gelblichem Velin, rechts unten Nachlaßstempel. 23,2:28,8 cm.. Sohn des Koblenzer Architekten Ferdinand Jakob Nebel (1782-1860) und nach einer Ausbildung an der Bauschule in Karlsruhe ebenfalls als Architekt tätig. Hermann Nebel bereiste Tirol, Österreich, Ungarn und Böhmen. Nach kurzem Besuch der Berliner Akademie erhielt er 1840 die große akad. Medaille für höhere Architektur. Anschließend unternahm er Reisen nach Dänemark, Schweden, Norwegen, Paris, England, Belgien und Flandern; vier Jahre Aufenthalt in Italien, Griechenland und Südfrankreich. Seit 1847 war er Stadtbaurat in Koblenz.

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        El pintor christiano, y erudito, ó tratado de los errores que suelen cometerse freqüentemente en pintar, y esculpir las Imágenes Sagradas. Dividido en ocho libros, con un apéndice. Obra útil para los que se dedican al estudio de la Sagrada Escritura, y de

      D. Joaquín Ibarra, Madrid 1782 - 16x22 XX+484pp.VII+533pp. Impresor de Cámara de S. M. Arte,Pintura Libro

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        Mémoire sur l'Ancienne Ville de Tauroentum.Histoire de la Ville de La Ciotat.Mémoire sur le Port de Marseille.- Dissertation sur la Liberté de l'Homme.- Le Compilateur Universel.

      Leclerc Aîné, Jean Mossy., Avignon, Paris et Marseille 1782 - 5 textes reliés en 1 volume in-12 ( 180x115 mm ).240, 166, 84 pages.- Mémoire sur l'ancienne ville de Taureentum. Histoire de la Ville de La Ciotat. Mémoire sur le port de Marseille.240 pages.1 planche hors-texte dépliante ( Port de Tauroentum - Plan géométral de Tauroentum.Titre. Préface. Mémoire sur l'Ancienne Ville de Tautoentum.Avertissement. Histoire de la Ville de La Ciotat. Notice sur les anciens Bourgs de Cassis & Ceireste.Lettre de M. Grosson.Avertissement.mémoire sur le Port de Marseille.Addition.Relié à la suite : - DE LA LUZERNE, César-Guillaume.Dissertation sur la Liberté de l'Homme.A Langres chez Laurent-Bournot, 1808.166 pages.Présence de galeries de vers avec atteinte au texte en marge basse.Exposition de la question sur la liberté.Preuves de la liberté par l'activité de l'ame.Preuve de la liberté par le sens intime de tous les hommes.Preuves de la liberté par l'expérience.Preuve de la liberté par l'ordre moral.Preuve de la liberté par l'ordre social.Relié à la suite : - Le Compilateur Universel.84 pages.Description de la Gaule, Moeurs et usages de ses habitans.France.Connaissance exacte de la ville de Paris. Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Rouen. Découvertes des Navigateurs.Principales rivières de l'Europe et de la France en particulier.Description des principales Montagnes et des Volcans les plus remarquables de l'Univers. Descrition des Mers. Franklin. Notions de Physique, d'Astronomie, sur les différentes religions, de Géographie.Vie de Jules César, de Néron, etc.Avec Gravures in texte. Ciotat.

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        SAMMELBAND. m. 6 kl. Schriften.

      . Kl.-8°. Dekorativer, marmor. d. Zt. m. Tit. ('Seltenheiten') auf mont. Papierschi. u. reichen Verz. in Goldpräg. auf Rü., Kleisterpapierbezug u. umseit. Rotschnitt. Einbd. an den Rü.kanten etw. abgerieben; Sign. v. alter Hd. auf vord. Spiegel; erstes Titelbl. etw. fingerfl., ansonsten im Text kaum abgegriffen u. durchgeh. wenig gebräunt; hint. Spiegel gestemp.. Interessanter Sammelband mit nur selten nachzuweisenden Schriften vorwiegend polemischen Inhaltes: - (V)[ELTHUSEN, Johann Caspar]. Brief an einen Minister über das patriotische Verlangen nach einer Vereinigung der drey Hauptreligionsparteyen in Deutschland. Eine Heerde und Ein Hirt. (H)[elmstedt], ohne Vlg. 1782. 28 S. (einschl. Tit.). - Holz./Boh. I, 7478. Fingierter Brief an einen ungenannten Minister, verfasst durch den Pfarrer, Theologieprofessor und Generalsuperintendenten Johann Kaspar Velthusen (1740-1814). In Helmstedt war V. ab 1778 tätig, nachdem er einem Ruf an die dortige Universität gefolgt war. Ebda. wurde er durch Karl I. Herzog v. Braunschweig zum Generalsuperintendenten ernannt, was in ermächtigte Verbesserungen im Kirchen- und Schulwesen direkt beim Herzog in Vorschlag zu bringen. (vgl. dazu Bautz XXVII, 1433-1437 u. ADB XXXIX, 597-598). - Allgemeines Glaubensbekenntniß aller Religionen. (Dem gesunden Menschenverstande gewiedmet). 1784. 4 ungez. Bll. (einschl. Tit.). - Nicht bei Holz./Boh. Überaus seltene, in den dt.sprach. Bibliotheken nicht nachweisbare Schrift, deren Zensurierung die Kirche offenbar betrieb, da Papst Pius VI. (1717-1799) mit einer Gegenschrift im selben Jahr reagierte (Damnatio, et prohibitio Libelli Germanico idiomate editi, cui titulus 'Allgemeines Glaubensbekenntiss aller Religionen 1784 Dem gesunden Menschenverstande gewiedmet: Latine vero Universalis professio fidei omnium religionum 1784 sano hominis intellectui dicata'). Papst Pius VI. konnte sich auf politischem Gebiet "im Abwehrkampf gegen die staatskirchlichen Ansprüche des aufgeklärten Absolutismus, die episkopalistischen und jansenistischen Strömungen der Zeit, gegen die Freimaurer und die Auswirkungen der Französischen Revolution nur wenig behaupten. Den staatskirchlichen Reformeifer Josephs II. ..zu dem uneingeschränkte religiöse Toleranz, die Beschneidung päpstlicher Eingriffe in die geistl. Sphäre sowie die allgemeine Unterwerfung der Kirche unter dem Staat zählte, vermochte P. selbst durch eine Reise nach Wien (1782) nicht zu mäßigen." (vgl. dazu Bautz VII, 667-670). - [BLUMAUER, Johann Alois]. Glaubensbekänntniss eines nach Wahrheit ringenden Mannes. Herrenhuth [d.i. Wien], o. Vlg. 1782. 29(1) S. (einschl. Tit.). - Wolfstieg 22922; Hol./Boh. II, 7541. Freimaurerisches Glaubenbekenntnis in Gedichtform ('Zwo Kraefte sind es, die die Menschen lenken') des österreichischen Schriftstellers Alois Blumauer (1755-1798). B. schloß sich 1781 der durch Iganz von Born gegründeten Loge 'Zur wahren Eintracht' an. B.s schriftstellerische Tätigkeit war äußerst vielseitig. 1785 gab er auch das 'Journal für Freimaurer' heraus. (Vgl. dazu Czeike I, 403f.). - [FEZER, Johann Jakob]. Freymüthige Bemerkungen über das Verbrechen und die Strafe des Garde-Obristlieutnant Szekely. Von einem Freund der Wahrheit. Ohne Ort u. Vlg. [Wucherer] 1786. XXII S. (einschl. Tit.). - Holz./Boh. I, 5292. Fezer schrieb dieses anonyme Pamphlet im Auftrag des Verlegers Wucherer, der diesen 'cause celebre' der josephinischen Rechtssprechnung, in welchem dem Gardeobristenleutnant Frhr. Ladislaus Szekely schwere Veruntreuung vorgeworfen wurde, in voller Breite publizistisch und literarisch auszuschlachten versuchte. "...die Szekely-Broschüre Fezers (wird) eines der wichtigsten Dokumente der Oppositionsliteratur des josephinischen Jahrzehnts" (Vgl. dazu. Bodi, Tauwetter in Wien. Ss. 283-288). - [PAULSEN, Nikolaus]. Bordelle sind in Wien nothwendig. Herr Hofrat von Sonnenfels mag dagegen auf seinem Katheder predigen, was er will. Ohne Ort [Wien], ohne Vlg. 1786. 31(1) S. (einschl. Tit.). - Nicht bei Holz./Boh. Lt. Wr. Stadtbibliothek verfasst durch Nikolaus PAULSEN. Unter Joseph II wurde Prostitution erstmals in der Rechtsgeschichte unter Strafe gestellt. In vorlieg. Schrift spricht sich der Autor gegen die Verurteilung von Freudenhäusern durch den Staatsrat Joseph v. Sonnenfels (1735-1806) aus. - [HOFFMANN, Leopold Alois]. Predigt vom Portiunkulaablaß gehalten von einem Pfarrherrn der Passauer Diöces. Hgg. v. L. A. Hoffmann. Wien u. Prag, J. F. v. Schönfeld 1782. Tit., 38 S. - Holz./Boh. VII, 8128. Von dem Schriftsteller, Aufklärer u. Freimaurer Leopold Alois Hoffmann (1760-1806) herausgegebene und wohl auch diesem zuzuschreibenden Schrift in Predigtform gegen den Portiunkulaablass, der am 2. August in Kirchen des Franziskanerordens als vollkommener Ablass gewonnen werden kann. H. wurde v.a. bekannt durch ebda. herausgegebenen 'Wöchentlichen Wahrheiten für und über die Prediger in Wien'; diese Predigtkritiken zählten zu den wichtigsten Erscheinungen der österr. Aufklärungsprosa. 1791 erhielt H. einen Lehrstuhl in Wien; um diese Zeit entwickelte er sich zum fanatischen Reaktionär u. verfasste politische u. religiöse Schriften, in denen er sich gegen alle revolutionsverdächtigen Elemente wandte.

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        Sátira contra los vicios introducidos en la poesia castellana ?.

      Madrid, Joachin Ibarra, 1782. - (1 l.), 34 pp. 4°, disbound. Very minor soiling to first and last leaves. In fine condition. ---- FIRST EDITION of a work in verse that earned a prize from the Real Academia Española in 1782. Forner y Sagarra (1756-1797), a satirist and literary critic, was notorious for such works as @El asno erudito, in which he attacked Iriarte's insensitive ear and pedestrian imagination. His satires became so harsh that three years after the @Sátira appeared he was forbidden to publish any more works in the genre. Ward notes: "Forner concludes that the Spanish language is not actually dead, but merely swooning from a loss of blood" (@Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature p. 216).---- Palau 93673. Aguilar Piñal III, 4271. Not in Ruiz Lasala. NUC: DLC, MnU, NIC, CU, CoU, NjP, OOxM, TxLT. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      London: for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1782-88. 6 volumes. AN IMPORTANT COPY. Volumes 1-3 are very early issues, volumes 4-6 are first issues of the first editions. A COPY WITH VERY FINE PROVENANCE having come from the library of Mr. Justice Day and subsequently from the library of The Honorable Michael Foot, renown member of the British House of Commons and one of the most important English politicians of the last century. Mr. Foot&#146;s ownership signature is found on the verso of the front free-fly. The date of the signature is also affixed in his hand--May 1977, when he was leader of the House of Commons and deputy leader of the party. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and 3 engraved maps, two of which are quite large and folding. With all half-titles. Large 4to, in very fine contemporary bindings of crushed full green morocco, the covers framed with gilt rules and with gilt ruled edges, the spines with handsome double-gilt rules on flat bands, one compartment titled in gilt letters, a second with volume numbers in gilt, with beautifully marbled endpapers and free-flys. With engraved bookplate of Mr. Justice Day, most likely Justice Robert Day (1746-1841), Member of the Grand Jury, who had helped to obtain a free Parliament in Ireland, and Unionist proponent of the Kerry Declaration. This set of Gibbon&#146;s great work was subsequently owned by Michael Foot who became Lord President of the Council and leader of the House of Commons when James Callaghan took over leadership of the British Labor Party. <br> Mr. Foot led the left-wing opposition to Harold Wilson but in 1974 joined the government as secretary of state for employment. When Wilson retired in 1976, Mr. Foot became deputy leader of the party and leader of the House of Commons. &#147;I have been on the left of the party since I joined it in about 1934, and I have not seen much reason for altering,&#148; he said in 1976. After the disastrous 1983 election, he returned to the back benches and retired in 1992. <br> As much a man of letters as a politician &#151; The Times of London once described his writing as &#147;neat, economical and muscular&#148; &#151; he wrote many books, including a two-volume biography of Mr. Bevan, &#147;Another Heart and Other Pulses: The Alternative to the Thatcher Society&#148; (1984), &#147;The Politics of Paradise: A Vindication of Byron&#148; (1988) and &#147;H.G.: The History of Mr. Wells&#148; (1995).<br> &#147;He knew &#151; as I knew, which is why I counseled him against doing it &#151; that he was letting himself into purgatory in becoming leader of the Labour Party in its darkest, grimmest hour,&#148; Mr. Kinnock said [of him]. &#147;But if he hadn&#146;t done it, I don&#146;t think Labour would have survived as a political force.&#148; vii, [13], 704; [iix], 640; [vi], 640; viii, [8]; 620; [viii], 684; [x], 646, general index, pp. A fine and very handsome set, beautifully preserved and internally still crisp and unusually clean and fresh. AN IMPORTANT AND EARLY ISSUANCE OF THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER UNDERTAKEN, A COPY IN RARELY ENCOUNTERED &#147;PRESENTATION&#148; BINDINGS OF FULL GREEN DELUXE CONTEMPORARY MOROCCO AND A COPY WITH FINE PROVENANCE. Volumes four through six are first editions, the first three volumes being very early printings. As the first volume was printed in a first edition of only 1000 copies (the original plan was for only 500), it is rare to find complete sets of first editions. The success of the work was immediate. "I am at a loss," Gibbon wrote, "how to describe the success of the work without betraying the vanity of the writer. The first impression was exhausted in a few days; a second and third edition were scarcely adequate to the demand, and the bookseller&#39;s property was twice invaded by the pyrates of Dublin. My book was on every table, and almost on every toilette...." Publication of this grand work placed Gibbon at the "very head of the literary tribe" in Europe, according to Adam Smith.<br> "For twenty-two years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly fifteen-hundred years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp. 146-147).<br> &#145;Justice Robert Day (1746-1841) was the outstanding politico-judicial figure of Kerry at the turn of the nineteenth century. Born at Lohercannon, outside Tralee, he was the outstanding Dublin Kerryman of his day. Day was a member of the pre-Union Irish Parliament and at the same time the popular judge of the Dublin county court at Kilmainham. From there he was raised to the King&#146;s Bench (Ireland) in early 1798 where he served to early 1819. He lived at Loughlinstown House. He was principal trustee of the Denny estate which included the town of Tralee.<br> Day&#146;s contemporary fame rested on a series of anti-revolutionary Charges which were published in the press and appeared later in volume form. They confirm his reputation for great erudition and humanity on the Irish country assize circuits and in the Dublin courts. (See Kerry&#146;s History)<br> ,Michael Foot, FRSL, PC (23 July 1913 &#150; 3 March 2010) was a British Labour Party politician, journalist and author, and a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1945 to 1955 and from 1960 until 1992. He was deputy leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980, and later became the Leader of the Opposition from 1980 to 1983.<br> Associated with the Labour left for most of his career, he was a supporter of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and British withdrawal from the European Economic Community. He was first promoted to Cabinet as Employment Secretary under Harold Wilson in 1974, and later served as Leader of the House of Commons under James Callaghan. A passionate orator, he was Labour leader at the 1983 general election.<br> His parallel career as a journalist included appointments as editor of Tribune, on several occasions, and the Evening Standard newspaper. Among the books he authored are Guilty Men (an attack on Neville Chamberlain and others for the policy of appeasement), a biography of Jonathan Swift (The Pen and the Sword, 1957) and a biography of Aneurin Bevan.&#146;

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        Terrae Sancta Tabula

      Paris 1782 - Engraved map.54x70 cms.Outline color. Fine condition. Cartouche with design.from the general atlas. Historical map of the holy land.

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        Corpus Juris Civilis quo Jus Universum Justinianeum comprehenditur.

      Turín: Augustae Taurinorum, Ex Typographia Regia, 1782. - Dos volúmenes en 4to.mayor; 3 hs., 1911 pp., 3 hs. + 3 hs., 1499 pp. Encuadernación del diecinueve en piel marbreada, con ruedas doradas en los planos y lomera ornada.

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        Rinaldo Battles a Woman

      Paris 1782 - This print is after one of eleven paintings in the royal palace at Turin originally completed in 1733 by the French painter better known as Carle Vanloo (1705-1765). (Sometimes he signed his name "Charles Vanlo," as in this print.) The paintings illustrate the story of Armida, Rinaldo, Erminia and Tancred, characters who first appeared in an epic poem called Jerusalem Delivered by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso (1544-95), and subsequently became popular characters in operas, poems and paintings. Rinaldo and Tancred are knights on the first of the Christian Crusades, Armida is an enchantress and their adversary, and Erminia is the daughter of a former Saracen king who falls in love with Tancred. In this scene, Rinaldo battles a woman armed with a spear. Generally very good, with only minimal toning, wear, soft creases, and short marginal tears. To view details, contact us.

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        Storia della letteratura italiana.

      per Luigi Perego Salvioni,, Roma, 1782 - Tredici volumi in-quarto (sm. 28), pp. 400 ca. ciascuno. Bel ritratto dell'autore inciso in rame all'antiporta del primo volume e grande vignetta incisa al frontespizio di ciascun volume. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titoli impressi in oro su doppi tasselli ai dorsi. Tagli colorati. Esemplare genuino e marginoso, ben conservato e con poche tracce d'uso. Un piccolo timbretto rotondo appena percettibile ed un'antica etichetta di possesso applicata alle sguardie: Ex Bibliotheca Prof. Clemens. Sguardie marmorizzate e tagli spruzzati. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione, con poche tracce d'uso. Stimata edizione di questo classico della storiografia letteraria; gli ultimi due volumi sono interamente dedicati agli'indici generali dell'opera. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Bowles' Practice of Perspective: Or An Easy Method of Representing Natural Objects According to the Rules of Art. Applied and exemplified in all the variety of cases; as landscapes, gardens, buildings, of divers kinds, their appendages, parts, and furniture. .

      Carington Bowles, London 1782 - 4to. xvi, xvi, 150 pp. Rebacked in leather retaining original mottled calf boards with gold borders, black leather label with gold lettering. 150 copper plates, (1). " .With rules for the proportion and position of figures, both in draught and relievo. Also the manner of conducting the shadows, produced either by Natural or artificial luminaries; and practical methods of drawing after nature, when the process of rules are not understood. A work highly necessary for Painters, engravers, architects, embroiderers, statuaries, jewellers, tapestry-workers, and others concerned in designing." Originally written in French by a Jesuit of Paris. One of the most influential work of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on perspective written for the layman. Also known as the "Jesuit's Perspective," it was first published in French in 1642. The work was widely read in colonial America and remained a standard text for over a hundred years. Translated by E. Chambers. Plates 125-129 in Part IV are incorrectly marked for Part V. An important work on types and applications of visual and graphical perspective including an essay on theory by James Hodgson. Age wear, scuffing and some staining on binding. Reinforced with white binders taps along gutter on front and rear endpapers. Very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY AND ADVENTURES OF THE RENOWNED DON QUIXOTE. Translated from the Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. To which is prefixed, Some Account of Author's Life, by Dr. Smollett. In four volumes.

      Harrison and Co., London 1782 - En 1 vol. 4º, port. restaurada, 589p (paginación continuada de los 4 vols, salto de paginación p.399 sin faltas, polilla pp.211-234, afecta texto), 16 láms. dibujadas por Stothard y grabadas por Blake. Enc. moderna en piel, con dorados en lomo. - Rara edición, difícil de encontrar con todas sus láminas. 1782

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        The Case of Ireland&#39;s being bound by Acts of Parliament made in England, stated; by William Molyneux, of Dublin, Esq. Also, a small Piece on the subject of Appeals to the Lords of England, by the same author, never before published; To which are added, Letters to the Men of Ireland, by Owen Roe O&#39;Nial

      Dublin: Printed in the year M,DCC,LXXXII. 1782. Octavo. 93, [1]pp. Initial leaf with a printed quotation on the recto: "Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest." Disbound and stitched. Light toning, very good. A scarce edition of Molyneux&#39;s pamphlet, first published in 1698, with additional letters by Joseph Pollock as "Owen Roe O&#39;Nial." OCLC locates only 2 holdings. ESTC T97125. .

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        Oeuvres Posthumes (9 volumes), Plus Tome 25 à 29 Des Oeuvres Complètes

      chez Samuel Fauche, à Neuchâtel - Cette magnifique suite comprend les neuf volumes des oeuvres posthumes de J-J Rousseau, datés de 1782 ainsi que les cinq volumes (tomes 25 à 29) des oeuvres complètes de Jean-Jacques Rousseau, datés de 1790, qui leur font suite. Ces volumes renferme, entre autres, la Dissertation sur la musique, le Discours sur l'origine des langues, les Dialogues, les Confessions et les Rêveries. Notons que , en ce qui concerne les Confessions, la première partie est datée de la même année que l'édition originale de Genève (1782), et la deuxième partie de l'année suivant l'originale (1789). Au total cette très belle collection comporte 14 volumes reliés plein cuir, le dos orné de fleurs dorées présente 5 nerfs. Poids total: 5190 grammes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      A Genève 1782 - RO40096105: 355 pages pour le tome 3, 464 pages pour le tome 4, 419 pages pour le tome 5, 383 pages pour le tome 6, 386 pages pour le tome 7, 368 pages pour le tome 8, 445 pages pour le tome 9, 380 pages pour le tome 10, 349 pages pour le tome 19, 432 pages pour le tome 20. Titre, tomaison sur pièces brun clair, et caissons dorés sur les dos. Tranche rouge. Dos abîmés, avec petits manques pour le tome 19. Manque sur le 1er plat du tome 19. 'Collection Complète des Oeuvres de J. J. Rousseau'. Tome 3: La Ie partie de 'Julie', ou de la 'Nouvelle Héloïse'. Tome 4: Les IIe et IIIe parties de 'Julie' ou de la 'Nouvelle Héloïse'. Tome 5: Les IVe et partie de la Ve de 'Julie' ou de la 'Nouvelle Héloïse'. Tome 6: Le reste de la Ve et la VIe partie de 'Julie' ou de la 'Nouvelle Héloïse'. Tome 7: Les II 1ers livres d' 'Emile', ou de l' 'Education'. Tome 8: Le IIIe et partie du IVe Livre d' 'Emile', ou de l' 'Education'. Tome 9: La suite du IVe et partie du Ve Livre d' 'Emile', ou de l' 'Education'. Tome 10: La suite du Ve et dernier Livre d' 'Emile', ou de l' 'Education'. 'Emile et Sophie' ou les 'Solitaires'. Tome 19: Les IV premiers livres des 'Confessions' de J.J. Rousseau. Tome 20: Les II derniers Livres des 'Confessions' de J.J. Rousseau. Les 'Rêveries du Promeneur solitaire'. In-8 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur bon état Classification Dewey : 840.05-XVIII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African. In Two Volumes. To Which are Prefixed, Memoirs of His Life,

      J. Nichols, and sold by J. Dodsley, et al., London 1782 - 2 volumes. lvii,(1),1-22,(2),23-204; (2), 224pp. 8vo. Frontispiece of the author in Volume 1 drawn by Gainsborough and etched by Bartolozzi, who also engraved the frontispiece to volume 2. The two pages between pp. 22 and 23 of volume 1 contain a letter received too late to be inserted in its proper place. Edited by Miss Crewe; the Life is by Joseph Jekyll. Unevenly bound set. Volume 1 is in the original and rare publisher's boards of cream paper spine and drab paper boards. Volume 2 is in contemporary full calf, spine with gilt rules. List of subscribers present in volume 1. Volume 1 is in fine condition, and the textblock is uncut. Volume 2 has an occasional trace of foxing, hinges cracked but firm, light edgewear and lacks the lettering label else very good. Excessively rare in first edition. Preserved in a custom leather-backed clamshell case. Lowndes p. 2184. ESTC T100345. Sabin 76310. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reflexiones imparciales sobre la humanidad de los Españoles en las Indias, contra los pretendidos filósofos y políticos. Para ilustrar las historias de MM Raynal y Robertson

      Joachin Ibarra, Madrid 1782 - lii+315 pages. Octavo (8" x 5 3/4") bound in full leather with gilt lettering to spine. Translated with notes by Pedro Varela y Ulloa. (Palau 196692.) First Spanish edition. A text that engaged the well-studied debates about the natural history of the Americas and Spain&#146;s colonial history. In 1780, in Venice, Juan Nuix published Riflessioni imparziali supra l'umanita degli spagnuoli nell' Indie contro i pretersi filosofi e politici. Nuix, a Catalan living in Italy since the expulsion of the Jesuits, wrote the book to defend Spanish colonialism and historiography against the attacks of Robertson and Raynal. It sailed by the censors in the Council of the Indies, and two separate translations appeared in succession, one in 1782, edited by a member of the Royal Council, Pedro Varela y Ulloa, and another in 1783, by Joseph Nuix, Juan's brother. The Spanish edition sponsored by the crown opened with an essay by Varela y Ulloa, in which he first offered a searing Critique of traditional forms of colonialism, not unlike that put forth by Raynal. After describing military campaigns in foreign lands, from Alexander the Great to Genghis Kahn, as butcheries, Varela y Ulloa went on to claim that the Spanish colonialism was unique. The crimes attributed to Spain in the Indies had been committed by private individuals, who did not represent the nation as a whole, and who had acted as they did while surrounded by hungry cannibals. Moreover, compared with the atrocities committed by other European colonial powers, the actions of the Spaniards looked like misdemeanors. Varela y Ulloa's effort to portray Spanish colonialism as unique benign captured the essence of Nuix's thesis well. Nuix's defense of the record of Spanish colonialism opened with passages that sought to bolster his credibility by stressing that he was a Catalan, and that Catalans had not really participated in the Spanish colonization of the Indies, so that he could not be accused of being partisan. He then articulated a five-pronged defense of Castilian colonial behavior in America, seeking to demonstrate the unreliability of the sources used by Robertson and Raynal, and of their interpretations. Nuix First set out to prove that charges of Spanish cruelty to Amerindians were exaggerations, originally put into circulation by writers such as Las Casas, whose reports on the destruction of the Indies were at the root of most foreign criticisms of Spain. According to Nuix, Las Casas was of Flemish origin, which explained why he had sought to undermine Spain. Las Casas also often contradicted himself, Nuix argued no impartial jury could trust such "an inept" witness. Foreign historians who had echoed Las Casas's allegations were not credible either, not Robertson, whose moderation had prompted him to dismiss Las Casas. Robertson had selected and reinterpreted the testimony of Spanish witnesses when recounting various colonial massacres. Instead of quoting them, moreover, Robertson had manipulated the testimony of witnesses to depict the Amerindians as passive victims of Spanish cruelty. History was not a matter of interpretation, however, but of faithfully presenting the testimony of witnesses, and in that respect, Robertson lacked credibility. In order to prove that Spaniards in America had not behaved like greedy barbarians, Nuix argued that the alleged depopulation caused by the Conquest was the product of factors outside human control. The infantile susceptibility of the natives to disease, for example, was why epidemics had wiped them out. The barrenness of the Americas and the idleness of the originally small number of natives had moved the conquerors to create economies based on mining and large estates. Such economies along with the foreign monopoly on colonial trade, not Spanish cruelty and greed, Nuix contended, were responsible for having slowed both markets and population growth. Condition: Provenance: Book plate of Alberto Parreño, formerly president of the Cuban Chamber [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Amusemens de Spa. En deux volumes. . ornee de la Carte du Marquisat de Franchimont, du Plan de Spa & de quatorze Vues, en taille douce.

      Les Libraires Associés,, Amsterdam, 1782 - 2 Bde. Amsterdam, Les Libraires Associés, 1782 - 1783. IV, 243, 11 + 340 S. Priv. Pp. der Zeit. 2. verm., verb. und illustr. Aufl. Mit insges. 16 Tafeln. In franz. Sprache. - Leichte Gbrsp., etw. berieben. - Mit je einem hds. Rückenschild. Der Plan von Spa ist altkoloriert (in der Abbildung als Ausschnitt). Schöne kräftige Kupfer. Französisch

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        VOYAGE EN SYRIE ET EN EGYPTE, pendant les années 1783, 84 et 85. Troisième édition.

      - Paris, Dugour et Durand, An VII. 2 volumes in-8 pleine basane fauve marbrée du temps, dos lisses ornés de fleurons et roulettes dorés, pièces de titre et tomaisons rouges, (2ff+ft+t+X+478pp+1f),(1f+ft+452pp+1f). Bien complet des 3 cartes et 5 planches dépliantes dont un tableau. Le dos des reliures a été proprement restauré (dorures partiellement effacées et fente infime à un mors), quelques rares rousseurs au papier, malgré cela, l'ensemble est propre, dans sa reliure, intérieur très blanc, gravures superbes.Volney vint à Paris pour étudier la médecine mais se livra de préférence à des travaux d'érudition. En 1782 il voyagea en Orient, apprenant l'arabe, parcourant la Syrie et l'Egypte pendant 4 ans. A son retour il en publia la relation qui eut un grand retentissement. Après une carrière politique il se livra surtout à ses travaux de philologue et d'orientaliste; il chercha à simplifier les écritures de langues orientales. La présente édition est considérablement augmentée. (EO en 1857). Par ailleurs les 2 volumes sont truffés de notes écrites à l&#146;encre ancienne et provenant d&#146;un amateur éclairé et bon connaisseur du sujet; en effet, elles sont loin d&#146;être anodines et apportent des précisions au texte; elles sont regroupées sur les pages de gardes ou bien proprement inscrites dans les marges.

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        Vida do famoso heróe Luiz de Loureiro, Commendador de S. Thomé de Penella, da Ordem de Christo, do Conselho do Senhor Rei D. João III, Governador e Capitão General das Praças de Santa Cruz de Cabo de Aguer, Çafim, Mazagão, Arzilla, e Tangere, Adail Mór deste Reino ?.

      Lisbon, Na Officina de Simão Thaddeo Ferreira, 1782. - Printed on excellent quality, thick paper. Four large and very finely engraved initials. Three finely engraved headpieces (from the same plate), and one large finely engraved tailpiece. (4 ll.), 256, xiv pp., (1 l. errata). 4°, contemporary mottled sheep (rather worn at corners, head and foot of spine, front cover scraped), spine richly gilt with raised bands in six compartments (lettering piece gone, with some damage to second compartment from head; third compartment from head also damaged), covers with gilt borders, gilt floral tooling at each corner, and gilt Portuguese royal arms at center, covers with milled edges (considerable wear), marbled endleaves, all text block edges gilt and gauffered. Binding "tired" and worn; internally in fine to very fine condition. Overall in good to very good condition. ---- FIRST EDITION. The author, a native of Tomar (1739-1796), wrote of a number of biographical works, the present one being his most important and most interesting. Luís de Loureiro was a notable Portuguese captain who fought in Morocco against the Moors for over 40 years. He appeared for the first time in Morocco in 1510, serving under Nuno Fernandes de Ataíde. He was at the seige of Safim in December of that year. In 1511 he was Adaíl of that North African city. In 1515 he took part in an expedition to Mamora, and in the following year was among the defenders of Arzila during a seige by the King of Fez. In 1534 he obtained his first captaincy. After a brief rest in Portugal, he returned to Morocco in 1537 as governor of Mazagão. D. João III decided to abandon some of the Portuguese forts in Morocco and concentrate his forces at Mazagão, where Luís de Loureiro remained until 1548. He died fighting near Tanger in 1553.The present work is a crucial source for the history of the Portuguese in Morocco during the first half of the sixteenth century. It contains transcriptions of a number of letters written from this theater of warfare to the Portuguese king.---- Innocêncio V, 194 (calling this the author's most important work): "Todos as obras d'este nosso biographo são pouco vulgares no mercado, talvez porque d'ellas se imprimissem oucos exemplares." Figaniere 1175. Avila Perez 4961. Sousa da Câmara 1932. On Luís de Loureiro, see @Grande enciclopédia, XV, 494-5. OCLC: 249872492; 80447433. Porbase locates two copies, both in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (but with only 5 preliminary pp.). WorldCat cites the work twice, but does not provide any locations. Library of Congress Online Catalog cites the 1946 edition only. Hollis locates a copy in the Houghton Library. Not in Orbis. Melvyl cites the 1946 edition only, in a single copy at the NRLF. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pensieri sul governo de' fiumi del Conte Carlo Bettoni, socio di varie Accademie. Discorso diretto all'Accademia d'agricoltura, commercio, ed arti di Verona

      Pietro Vescovi, Brescia 1782 - Opera in 4° antico (26,5 x 19,5) pagine (2),8,312 +XXI Tavole ripiegate Legatura coeva in cartone rivestito da carta ottocento sbiadita, titolo manoscritto al dorso. Famoso saggio dell'agronomo, fondatore dell'Accademia agraria di Brescia (Bogliaco 1725 - Brescia 1786), volto in particoloare a risolvere i problemi che l'Adige creava ai veronesi, garantendone anche la navigabilità. Le 21 tavole più volte ripiegate riportano 149 figure con varie tipiologie di aratri, steccati, macchinari vari e calcoli. Opera ben legata con carte sane e dalla ampia marginatura, belle barbe. Riccardi I, p. 126.1. Stato di Ottimo

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        Geschichte und Beschreibung des Elsasses und seiner Bewohner von den ältesten bis in die neuesten Zeiten

      Basel 1782 - In-12° relié plein veau, pièce de titre, un frontispice (carte), LVI & 371 pp., joli ex-libris d'Eugène Braun ; reliure frottée, coiffe supérieure manquante, quelques rousseurs, une tâche importante en haut des dix dernières pages, bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas Portatif Pour Servir a L'intelligence Des Auteurs Classiques. Par M. L'abbe Grenet Professeur Au College de Lisieux. Dedie a L'universite de Paris

      Paris - [no date circa 1782], 1st Edition. () Good to very good. 2p.l. 29 double-paged maps. Small Quarto in green paper covered boards. Slightly warped and splitting at joints. Double-page engraved title page and 29 double-page maps, by cartographer Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795), coloured in outline including 2 world maps and 6 maps dealing with the Americas. Some minor foxing in the margins of a few maps else an nice copy of a scarce atlas. A valuable atlas for its contemporary maps of countries, regions and continents. Ex Lib. Loxwood House with their bookplate. Contemporary inscription of Cecil Bisshopp dated 1799. Also with an interesting small town plan of a walled city pasted to the front paste down. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Observations on ancient castles

      London: John Nichols. 1782. "4to, pp. [2], 199, [2]; 35 plates, 4 folding; recent half brown morocco over cloth, gilt-lettered spine. A fine copy in a rather uninspired binding.& & ESTC T146577: ""Reprinted from the original plates from vols. 4 and 6 of the Archaeologia."""

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      Caen Jean-Claude Pyron 1782 - , in-12, pl. veau fauve raciné, (dos à 5 nerfs avec fleurons, filets soulignants et peignes dorés, tr. mouchetées rouges et vertes, filet doré sur les les coupes, (fines éraflures sur les plats, coiffe de tête et pc de tit. manquantes, lég. débr., mouillures avec bord sup. de la gouttière finement rongé sur qq. mm. et travail de vers sur les 20 derniers ff. sans atteinte du texte, 10 f.-461 p.

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        Encyklopädie, oder zusammenhängender Vortrag der gemeinnützigsten Kenntnisse.

      Berlin/Stettin, Friedrich Nicolai, 1782-84. - 3 Bände. Gewächskunde, Thierkunde, Anthropologie und Mathematik. - Mineralogie, Naturlehre, Chemie, Astronomie, mathematische Geographie, Schiffkunst, Chronologie, Gnomonik, physische Geographie, natürliche Theologie und Sittenlehre. - Das Naturrecht, die praktische Mechanik, die bürgerliche Baukunst, die Kriegsbaukunst und die Schoffsbaukunst. Insgesammt 16 Kupfertafeln, (16 Bl.) 684 S. (1 Bl.) - (9 Bl.) 730 S. (1 Bl.) - (7 Bl.) 836 S. (1 Bl.). Lederbände der Zeit mit aufwendiger floraler Rückenvergoldung und je zwei Rückenschildern (Kapitale beschädigt, kleine Wurmspuren). Seltene erste Ausgabe. - Poggendorff I, 1277; NDB 12, 135. - Georg Simon Kügel (1739-1812) war Mathematikprofessor in Helmstedt und später Professor für Mathematik und Physik an der Universität Halle (1797-98 Rektor).Teile der Encyklopädie erschienen in zahlreichen selbstständigen Monographien. "K., der kombinatorischen Schule K.F. Hindenburgs nahestehend, zählte zu den berühmtesten Mathematikern seiner Zeit, ohne die Wissenschaft durch eigene Forschung nennenswert gefördert zu haben. Seine Stärke war vielmehr seine umfassende, enzyklopädisch ausgerichtete Gelehrsamkeit und sein sicheres Empfinden für deren bestmögliche praktische Verwertung durch gründlich ausgearbeitete, gut verständlich geschriebene Werke (NDB). - Titel- und Vorsatzblätter mit handschriftlichen Besitzvermerken, teilweise leicht braunfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Der Kinderfreund. Ein Wochenblatt. 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23 (18 Bde.).

      Tübingen, Frank & Schramm, 1775-1782 - 8°, je ca. 180 S. (ohne Abbildungen), Interimsbroschur der Zeit, 2 Bde. ohne Interimsfrontdeckel, die meisten Rücken fehlen. Ihnen etwas stockfleckig, wenige min. felckig, 1 Blatt von alter Hand mit Bleistiftkritzeleinen, ein Bd. etwaa ma wassserrädig Die Zeitschrift enthält neben moralischen Erzählungen auch Gedichte, Dramen, Spruchsammlungen, Lehrgespräche, Sachtexte, Rätsel u.a. Autoren werden nicht genannt, das Meiste dürfte aber vom Herausgeber stammen. Ziel war «den jungen Leser auf angenehme Weise . zu belehren, wobei Schicklichkeit, Artigkeit, Gehorsam, Fleiß und Demut herausgestellt werden». - Doderer II, p. 178 f. 4000 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [ALS] Daniel Webster

      [ALS] Daniel Webster (1782-1852) (2) p. manuscript letter written on both sides, measuring 8" x 10" to Mr. Samuel Walker dated May 10, 1845. Webster answers Walker in regards to the Webster family tree. Webster&#146;s mother&#146;s name was Abigail Eastman..

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        von dem Konklave und der Wahl der sechs leztern Päbste als: Benedikt XIII. Clemens XII. Benedikt XIV. Clemens XIII. Clemens XIV. und Pius des VIten.,

      (Wien), Mit Sonnleithnerischen Schriften, 1782. - Interessanter Sammelband mit fünf durchwegs seltenen Schriften. - Einband berieben u. etw. bestoßen. Tlw. etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Kl.-8°. Mit kl. Holzschn.-Titelvignette. 54 S. - Angeb. - Briefe über den Cälibat unsrer katholischen Geistlichen. Von K-u-r und W-o-g. Ein Anhang zu den Briefen über das Mönchswesen. Oberhausen, ohne Verlag (d. i. Ulm, Wohler), 1781. Mit kl. Holzschn.-Titelvignette. 104 S. - Angeb. - Schilderung der Klöster nebst einer sehr merkwürdigen Klostergeschichte und Anhang. Vom Ursprung der Bruderschaften. Herausgegeben von Sonnleithner. Aus dem Französischen. Wien, Mit Sonnleithnerschen Schriften, 1782. 56 S. - Angeb. - Auserlesenes Delieberierbüchlein oder geistliches Suchverlohren. Von einem alten Klosterbeichtvater. Ohne Ort (Wien?), ohne Verlag (&#132;Mit Erlaubniß der Obern an kaiserlich. Grenzen"), 1784. Mit gest. Frontispiz, gest. Titelvignette u. einem gefalt. Stammbaum. 188 S. - Angeb. - [Aschenbrenner, Beda]. Aufklärungs Allmanach für Aebbte und Vorsteher katholischer Klöster. Ohne Ort, ohne Verlag, 1784. Mit gest. Titelvignette. 112 S., Ldr. d. Zt. m. Rückenverg. u. goldgepr. Rückentitel sowie dreiseitig gespränkeltem Rotschnitt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Salle De Spectacle De Bordeaux.

      Paris: Esprit, at the Author's Expense, 1782. - large folio. pp. 1 p.l., 10, [2]. engraved dedication & 22 engraved plates (1 double-page). old half calf over marbled bds., rebacked & recornered (some foxing mainly affecting margins, frontis. creased, 3-inch waterstain affecting lower edge of several plates). First Edition of this illustrated description of one the grandest of European theatres, constructed by Louis between 1773 and 1780. The plates include two perspective views of the interior and one of the main entrance, and several plans and sections, the last plate providing a comparative view of the plans of fourteen other theatres including Covent Garden, London, Versailles, the old Paris Opera, the Comédie Française, and theatres in Berlin, Argentina, Madrid, &c. A plate of the ceiling of the theatre was separately issued. With two exceptions the plates were designed and engraved by Louis himself. "The Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux (1773-1780) is his masterpiece and a significant influence in nineteenth-century theater architecture. The elegant grand staircase and vestibule were models for Charles Garnier's Opera. The horseshoe-shaped auditorium became an exemplar for many nineteenth-century auditoriums, and the giant Corinthian colonnade running the full length of the facade was also influential.This well-produced folio is dedicated to the Duc de Richelieu, who was associated with the project.The discours préliminaire, which gives a history of the construction of the theater, was written for the education of the young architect. Its defense of the cost of the project and its many anecdotes concerning progress of the building, are interesting reading." (Millard) Berlin Kat. 2812. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The History of Tom Jones,A Foundling. In Four Volumes.

      London - W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, et al 1782 - A late eighteenth century edition of Tom Jones in a full calf binding that looks smart on the shelf. With engraved frontispieces. Complete in Four Volumes. Tom Jones is considered a work that established the tradition of the comic novel in English -ODNB. Condition: In a full calf binding, recently rebacked, with the original boards. Externally, some shelfwear to the original boards. The inner hinges have been reinforced. Internally, firmly bound, with some foxing prominent tothe first and last few pages, and the occasional spot or mark elsewhere. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        To His Excellency Genl. Washington Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America. This Plan of the investment of York and Gloucester has been surveyed and laid down, and is Most humbly dedicated by his Excellency&#39;s Obedient and very humble servant, Sebastn. Bauman, Major of the New York or 2nd Regt of Artillery

      Philadelphia, 1782. A cornerstone document of our national heritage" (Nebenzahl, Atlas, p. 184.) Within three days of the British surrender on October 19, 1781, Major Sebastian Bauman, an American artillery officer, took the field and carefully surveyed the terrain and battle positions at Yorktown. A native of Germany, Bauman had emigrated to America after service in the Austrian army. During the Revolution, he served in the campaigns in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and was in command of the artillery at West Point, before joining Washington at the siege of Yorktown. Bauman spent six days surveying the battlefield at Yorktown. His manuscript draft was quickly sent to Philadelphia where it was engraved by Robert Scot to be sold by subscription. The map was advertised in The New York Packet and the American Advertiser in March 1782: "Major Bauman of the New York, or Second Regiment of Artillery, Has Drawn a Map of the Investment of York and Gloucester, in Virginia. Shewing how those posts were besieged in form, by the allied army of America and France; the British lines of defence, and the American and French lines of approach, with part of York River, and the British ships as they then appeared sunken in it before Yorktown; and the whole encampment in its vicinity./ This Map, by desire of many gentlemen, will shortly be published in Philadelphia, in order that the public may form an idea of that memorable siege. Those gentlemen who incline to become subscribers will apply to the printer hereof; where the conditions will be shewn, and subscription money be received." This was the only detailed battle plan of Yorktown published in America. As a participant for the winning side, Bauman was able to spend more time surveying the field than the British engineers who were bottled up in Yorktown. Thus he was able to include an extensive area to the south of the town that does not appear on the best British plans, such as those published by Faden and Des Barres. The location of the French and American positions is necessarily more detailed and informed. As it appeared in print before the British plans, it was the first survey of the Siege of Yorktown made available to the American public. Margaret Pritchard notes that the plan was also an effective piece of propaganda: "In addition to providing substantial detailed military information, this map is also interesting for its artistic composition. Yorktown, Gloucester Point, and troop positions are confined primarily to the top half of the map. The lower half is dominated by the explanation that is embellished with ornaments of war. The shape of the scrollwork cartouche surrounding the explanation, with flags and banners that thrust upward from both sides, force the eye to the center of the image. "Here, in an open space, is the very heart of the map, &#39;The field where the British laid down their Arms&#39; . " It is this field that is omitted from all of the British battle plans of Yorktown. Bauman&#39;s plan is a legendary rarity which almost never appears on the market. Its scarcity is due to the fact that it was separately published by subscription only. Relatively few sheets were printed, and very few of those survived. Wheat & Brun locate eight institutional copies, but not one in Virginia. To these, we can add four copies known to us in private American collections. Perhaps Nebenzahl summarized the importance of the map best: "Bauman&#39;s splendid map, dedicated to General Washington, reflects his formal European training in topographical engineering. It is the only American survey of the culmination of the great struggle for independence and a cornerstone document of our national heritage." Alexander O. Vietor, The Bauman Map of the Siege of Yorktown ; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America, p . 199; Degrees of Latitude, 68; Nebenzahl, A Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution, 189; Nebenzahl, Atlas of the American Revolution, Map 48; Wheat & Brun, Maps and Charts Published in America Before 1800: A Bibliography, entry 541; Fite & Freeman, A Book of Old Maps , pp. 287-288; Stokes & Haskell, American Historical Prints , pp. 57-58; Virginia Magazine of History & Biography 39 (1931), reproduced opp. p. 104. Copper engraving, with original hand-colouring. "References to the British Lines" is set within a scroll in the upper right-hand corner. At lower center is a lengthy key or "Explanation" of the battlefield, which identifies and describes eighteen key locations on the battlefield. The explanation is set within a rococo frame, which in turn is enclosed by the flags of the United States and France, cannon, arms, and other spoils of battle. Some minor creases on verso from previous folding, restoration to margins beyond platemark.

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        Premiere [Seconde] Centurie enluminees et non enluminees representant au naturel...les Animaux les Vegetaux et les Mineraux pour servir d&#39;intelligence a l&#39;Histoire Generale des Trois Regnes de la Nature

      Paris and Amsterdam: chez Lacombe et chez L&#39;auteur 2 volumes. Folio, (19 x 13 inches). 20 decades, each with engraved title-page, many of which are printed in color, an engraved leaf of explanation -some in Chinese characters, and an engraved table of contents, 400 fine engraved plates: comprising two suites of 200, one suite uncoloured and one with original hand-colour (the first title-page repaired, a few marginal tears). Modern half red morocco, gilt. First edition, LARGE PAPER COPY, WITH TWO SUITES OF PLATES. Considered the principal work of the physician and naturalist, Pierre Joseph Buc&#39;hoz. The magnificent plates were designed and engraved by the leading artists and engravers of the 18th century. They include Jean Baptise Desmoulins, Jac de Favanne, and Guil. De Favanne; Claude Mathieu Fessard, who engraved the plates for many books of Buchoz, C. Baquoy, Dupin fils, J. Mesnil, I. Robert, F. Lucas, Jac. Julliet. Buc&#39;hoz, who was born in Metz, was appointed physician in ordinary to Stanislaus, King of Poland, but his driving interest was in natural history and the publication of numerous books. His biographer in the &#39;Biographie Universelle&#39; states that he published over 300 volumes, including 95 large folios, in addition to a great number of papers and dissertations. He also described many new plants which Louis XV ordered to be cultivated in the Jardin du Trianon. Of special interest also is the use made for the first time of drawings of Chinese plants executed by native artists (many of the plants are signed "Peint a la Chine"), and much of Buchoz&#39;s other work also has some distinctly oriental flavor. The British Museum (Nat. Hist.) Cat.: I, 275, notes that "the plates of fossils and minerals were collected and issued in 1782 as &#39;Les dons la Nature dans le regne Mineral." The sixty plates of plants were issued separately, "Collection precieuse.des la China"(1776?). Blunt pp.158-160 Brunet I, 1371. Graesse I, 563..

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        Lettres sur la Sicile et sur l'Ile de Malthe.

      - Turin, Freres Reycends, 1782. 2 volumes. 8vo (192 x 125mm). pp. xix, (1), 236; 256, with 3 folding maps and 26 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly floral gilt spines with red gilt lettered label. First edition. A beautifully bound copy of this very attractively illustrated work. Michal Jan Comte de Borch (1753-1810) was a Polish aristocrat and naturalist. He held the military rank of commander of the Maltese Order and was a member of many learned societies. The work contains 2 large folding maps of Sicily and 1 folding map of the Etna, 2 plates show 'Champignon astringens de Malthe' formely considered a fungi and other plates show ancient temples, people etc. "Very scarce. The published letters describing Borch's extensive trips through the islands of Sicily and Maltha. Because of the author's interest in mineralogy, he provides many vivid descriptions of his visits to geological formations and working mines" (Schuh, Bibliography of Mineralogy). Borch was the author of two other books on the minerals and rocks of Sicily as well as a famous work on the on the truffles of the Piemont.Pescarzoli 104. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil des édits, déclarations, ordonnances, arrêts et règlemens, concernant l'Ecole Royale-militaire.

      Paris, Imprimerie royale, 1782, - 2 vol. in-4, VIII-436 pp. (en fait [440], car il y a un encart de 4 pp. entre 168 et 169) ; XII pp., pp. chiffrées 437 à 827, veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Une coiffe inf. rognée, coins émoussés, mais bon exemplaire.Seconde édition de ce recueil rare et important (la première est de 1762, peu après l'admission des premiers cadets en 1756). Elle est naturellement beaucoup plus développée que la première, et contient quantité de matières annexes (droit sur les cartes à jouer au profit de l'Ecole, collège de La Flèche, etc.). Absent de Dupin. Exemplaire de Michel de Pierredon, avec vignette ex-libris armoriée contrecollée sur les premières gardes.

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        Mappe-monde Geo-Hydrographique ou Description Generale de Globe Terrestre et Aquatique en Deux Plans-Hemispheres,

      Paris, 1782. JAILLOT&#39;S EXCEPTIONAL DOUBLE-HEMISPHERE MAP OF THE WORLD Engraving with original hand-color Paper size 54 1/2" x 30 1/2" | Framed size 61 1/4" x 37 1/2" The Frenchman Alexis-Hubert Jaillot (1632-1712) was born in the small hamlet of Avignon in Franche Comte. In 1657 he traveled to Paris with his brother Simon and found employment as a sculptor. He was fortunate to meet the Flemish engraver Nicolas Berey, the publisher and mapmaker to the Queen. His subsequent marriage to Jeanne Berey resulted in Jaillot joining his father-in-law in trade. . Book.

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        Memorie di Matematica e Fisica della Società Italiana. Tomo I e II.

      per Dionigi Ramanzini,, Verona, 1782 - Tre parti in due grossi volumi di cm. 28,5, pp. xvi, 853 (3); lx, 907 (1). Marchio tipografico ai frontespizi, varie decorazioni xilografiche nel testo, 22 tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo (tra cui una tabella). Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con nervi passanti. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Volume primo e secondo (quest'ultimo diviso in parte prima e seconda) appartenente alla prima serie delle Memorie apparse tra il 1782 ed il 1855 (Verona e Modena). Cfr. Riccardi che cita singolarmente alcune delle memorie e la dichiara: "Preziosa collezione.". Vasta ed interessante raccolta di memorie scientifiche tra cui molte in edizione originale. Segnaliamo tra le altre vari scritti di Felice e Gregorio Fontana, Anton Mario Lorgna; Barletti C. Introduzione a' nuovi principj della Teoria elettrica dedotti dall'Analisi de' Fenomeni dell'elettriche punte; Boscovich R.G. Teoria del nuovo Astro osservato prima in Inghilterra; Landriani M. Descrizione di una Macchina Meteorologica per mezzo della quale si determina di ora in ora la durata e quantità della pioggia; Moscati P. Ricerche ed osservazioni sociali fatte per perfezionare il Barometro; Spallanzani L. Risultati di esperienze sopra la riproduzione della Testa nelle Lumache Terrestri; Memoria seconda ed ultima sopra la riproduzione della testa nelle Lumache terrestri e ancora del medesimo: Lettera Prima relativa a diverse produzioni marine e Lettera seconda relativa a diversi Oggetti fossili e montani; Volta A: Sopra i Fuochi de' Terreni e delle Fontane ardenti in generale, e sopra quelli di Pietra-Mala in particolare e, del medesimo: Appendice alla Memoria sopra i Fuochi de' Terreni.; Ximenes L. Memorie intorno alla maggior perfezione dell'Argano e ancora del medesimo: Delle Osservazioni solstiziali, fatte allo Gnomone della Cattedrale Fiorentina nell'anno 1782.; Zeviani G.V. Nuovo uso della Chinachina nel Vajuolo; De Cesaris A. Osservazione della congiunzione inferiore di Venere col Sole a dì 20 marzo 1782.; Scarpa A. Osservazione anatomica sopra un vitello-vacca detto dagl'Inglesi Freemartin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de planches pour la nouvelle édition du Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, avec leur explication. Tome premier.

      Lausanne & Berne, Sociétés Typographiques, 1782. - Small 4to. Half title, title + 32+75+37 (last 3 pages misnumbered) +12 text pages + 179 engraved plates, following the numbering on the plates (incl. fold./double-page). Hardcover. Contemp. half calf with red title lable on gilt spine, marbled boards. VG. (Edges of binding sl. rubbed). * Plate vol. 1 (of 3), incl. 101 plates on mathematics (incl. a large section hydraulics/mills, optics, astronomy, geography), 34 on military (art of warfare, fortification), 44 on shipping (navigation, war & merchant ships, flags, art of naval warfare). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Troisième voyage de COOK - où Journal d&#146; une expédition faite dans la mer Pacifique du Sud et du Nord en 1776 - 1777 - 1778 - 1779 et 1780

      Belin et Volant, Libraires à Paris 1782 - &#147;Troisième voyage de COOK - où Journal d&#146; une expédition faite dans la mer Pacifique du Sud et du Nord en 1776 - 1777 - 1778 - 1779 et 1780. Traduit de l&#146; Anglais - Seconde édition - A Paris chez Belin et Volant, Libraires - 1782 - La relation du 3ème voyage de COOK ne fut publiée en France qu&#146; en 1785. Il s&#146; agit ici du Journal d&#146; un des Officiers de &#147;La découverte&#148; le deuxième vaisseau de l&#146; expédition, journal publié &#147;furtivement&#148; sans nom d&#146; auteur. Gros in 8 (12,5 x 20 cm) de 508 pages - demi reliure basane brune d&#146; époque - dos orné - titre et filets dorés, tranches marbrées - bon état. Il manque le portrait du Capitaine COOK en frontispice et les cartes. Plats et coins légèrement frottés. Nouvelle Zelande - Tahiti - Tonga - BORA-BORA - SANDWICH - KAMTCHATKA.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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