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        Les Confessions de J.J. Rousseau, Suivies a Des Reveries Du Promeneur Solitaire.

      - Tome premier + Tome second. A Geneve 1782. 8vo. (4)+471; (4)+279+(1)+300 pages, printed on thick paper. With woodcut vignettes (the small flower on the title page of the first volume and the urn ornament on the title page of the second volume, among others). Bound in two contemporary brown halfleather binding with small gilt decoration on the spine. Spine a bit cracked and sidepaper with minor wear. * A nice set of the first edition of the first two parts of one of Rousseau's most famous works - including 'Reveries of a Solitary Walker'. Les Confessions was published right after his death in 1778 (the second two parts of the complete four volumes was published in 1789) and initiated the genre of modern biography. The work had a huge impact on Goethe, Wordsworth and other romantic writers. Jean-Jacques Rousseau was one of the greatest philosophers - especially of political philosophy, but also education, and the theory of man. The Confessions and his 'Contract Social' from 1762 stand as major texts of history. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Vangsgaards Antikvariat]
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        Annunciation.

      1782. 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.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        A Sibyl Reading, with Four Children.

      1782. 1782 - Woodcut print after Michelangelo. One line block, brown, on tan paper. 385 x 250 mm. Nagler, 14. Le Blanc, 14. Kennedy, 167.

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        St. Paul Reading a Book.

      1782. 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Naked Man being Wrapped in a Mantle.

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

      [Bookseller: Wittenborn Art Books]
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        Les confessions, I-VI. Les Rêveries d'un promeneur solitaire.

      - Genève, 1782. 2 vol. in-8, (4)-471-(1) et (4)-279-(1)-300-(2) p., reliure pastiche demi-chagrin tabac, dos orné, tête rouge (L. Malcorps). Ex-libris Suzanne Sauvage. Edition originale véritable des six premiers livres des Confessions et des Rêveries. Très bel exemplaire dans une riche reliure pastiche. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. Langue : Français

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        PRATIQUE DU JARDINAGE.

      - 1782. Paris, chez les Frères Debure. 2 vol. in-12. Vol.I: (fx-t., titre avec frontispice, 2 pp. d'avertissement), 500 pp. dont 3 pp. de table, VIII pl. dépliantes groupées en fin de volume. Vol.II: (fx-t., titre), 514 pp.: manuel et calendrier du jardinier depuis la p. 417, table des chapitres depuis la p. 464, table générale des matières jusqu'à la p. 514, (1 p. d'approbation et d'errata), VII planches dépliantes à la fin du volume. Basane. Dos à nerfs ornés de fleurons dorés, pièce de titre en maroquin rouge, de tomaison en maroquin brun, tranches marbrées, intérieur marbré tourniquet. Nombreuses traces d'usage, mors partiellement fendus, coiffes endommagées. Intérieur en bon état général, les bords des gravures dépassent et sont fripés.

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Della architettura della pittura e della statua di Leonbattista Alberti. Traduzione di Cosimo Bartoli gentiluomo ed accademico fiorentino.

      Bologna, Istituto delle Scienze, 1782 - Folio (cm 38), leg. coeva in m. pelle marrone, tassello e piatti in carta color arancio, fil. oro al dorso, tagli spruzzati azzurri, fresco esemplare. Front. con grande vignetta allegorica inc. in rame da P. Panfili, pp. XIII, (3), 341, (3) con 69 tavole f.t. (alcune ripiegate) e vv. vignette, disegnate e incise da Pio Panfili, marca calcogr. dei Dalla Volpe incisa alla fine (Petronio dalla Volpe diresse la tipografia dell'Istituto dal 1780 al 1785). Accurata ed elegante ristampa dei celebri testi dell'Alberti. Le tavole derivano dall'edizione Leoni del 1726, mentre il testo  ripreso dalla celebre edizione Torrentino del 1550, in cui apparve per prima la traduzione del Bartoli. Fowler 12; Schlosser pp. 126-127; Comolli IV, 5; Olschki, Choix 8054: "Tres belle edition faite avec beaucoup de soin"; A. Sorbelli, Storia della stampa in Bologna, Bologna, 1929, p. 174.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Paolo Rambaldi]
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        Nuova grammatica della lingua latina .

      Della Rovere., Firenze. 1782 - 2 voll., in 8°, p. perg., pp. VII + 223 + 175 + 32 di "De lyrica poesia". Tagli marmorizzati. Carta forte. Antip. con pregevole inc. raffigurante l'autore.

      [Bookseller: Libreria M. T. Cicerone]
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        EXTRAIT DU JOURNAL d'un Officier de la Marine de l'Escadre de Monsieur le Comte d'Estaing.

      s.l., 1782. - in-8. Portrait. 126pp. Cartonnage bleu de l'époque, étiquette au dos "Recueil de pièces" (coins un peu émoussés). Important mémoire sur la campagne navale entreprise en Amérique par l'amiral d'Estaing pour soutenir les américains contre les anglais pendant la guerre d'indépendance. Parti de Toulon le 13 avril 1778, le comte d'Estaing (1729-1794) livra plusieurs combats contre les anglais, notamment à Rhode Island et aux Antilles. "Etrange petit opuscule ( ). Virulente attaque contre la façon dont fut mené le siège de Savannah. Ce petit livre est curieux et a une véritable valeur historique" (Faÿ). Portrait gravé de l'amiral d'Estaing placé en frontispice. Bel exemplaire d'une grande fraîcheur, relié avec (en tête) l'ouvrage de Delisle de Sales "Lettre de Brutus, sur les Chars anciens et modernes" (Londres 1771) et avec (à la suite) l'ouvrage de Mallet "The Life of Francis Bacon" (Londres 1740). Sabin, 23033 (citant deux éditions, la nôtre et un autre tirage en 156 pages): "of great rarity". Faÿ, Bibliographie critique des ouvrages français relatifs aux Etats-Unis, p.56.

      [Bookseller: Librería Comellas]
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        Premier & second mémoire à consulter pour M. le comte de Mirabeau contre M. le marquis de Monnier.

      (dans les prisons de Pontarlier), S.l.n.d., (1782), - in-12, 220-99 pp., des ratures et corrections manuscrites, basane fauve, dos à nerfs orné aux petits fers fleuronnés dorés, pièces de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Usures aux coins, coupes et mors frottés, mors sup. fendillé en pied. Mémoire original du fameux procès en révision du jeune Mirabeau, condamné par contumace par le Parlement de Besançon pour sa relation adultère avec Sophie de Ruffey, épouse du marquis de Monnier. Il s'agit de l'exemplaire de l'éditeur avant impression définitive, le mémoire contenant de nombreuses corrections de la main de Mirabeau (fautes typographiques, remplacement de mots) ainsi que des ratures, de larges passages et notes ajoutées pris sous la dictée par l'éditeur (fine écriture différente de la graphie caractéristique de Mirabeau). Ce plaidoyer est un des premiers textes de Mirabeau, "avocat et jurisconsulte, et déjà orateur incomparable." A la même époque, il publiait son essai Des lettres de cachets et des prisons d'Etat. Criblé de dette, le jeune comte de Mirabeau avait été enfermé au château de Joux en 1775, sa famille ayant obtenu contre lui une lettre de cachet. Cependant, il eut très vite du comte de St-Mauris, commandant la prison, l'autorisation de sortir dans les environs immédiats de Pontarlier ; son opportunisme le conduisit vers les salons de la petite ville provinciale, où il s'éprit de la jeune Sophie Richard de Ruffey, mariée au marquis de Monnier, Président de la Chambre des comptes de Dôle. Le scandale commençant à se répandre, Mirabeau s'enfuit bientôt en Suisse, rejoint par son amante. Après la plainte du sieur Monnier et 7 mois d'instruction, Mirabeau sera jugé par contumace en mai 1777 "pour rapt, séduction et adultère à avoir la tête tranchée en effigie". Dans le même temps, une procédure d'extradition est engagé contre les deux fugitifs qui seront ramenés de Hollande, Mirabeau enfermé à Vincennes, et Sophie détenue dans une maison de refuge. Libéré de Vincennes en décembre 1780, Mirabeau réconcilié avec sa famille, entend se disculper et, cinq ans après, s'attaque à la sentence qui l'a condamné ; il est alors écroué à la prison de Pontarlier le 12 février 1782 au moment de l'ouverture de son procès. Dans son mémoire qu'il rédige en prison, Mirabeau rappelle les circonstances de "cette malheureuse affaire d'une jeunesse inconsidérée & fougueuse" ; pour lui, l'accusation de rapt ne peut tenir : "Sophie est venue le retrouver librement alors qu'il était en Suisse." L'adultère? "Il ne peut exister puisque le mariage n'a jamais été consommé." etc. Finalement, le procès en révision s'achèvera par une transaction civile entre les deux parties en août 1782, et la procédure engagée contre le comte de Mirabeau, éteinte. Le second mémoire commence à la page 36 ; les dernières 99 pages sont occupées par les pièces justificatives. Un troisième mémoire de 62 pp. paraitra encore à la suite des deux premiers. On compte près d'une centaine de corrections manuscrites dont les principales autographes de Mirabeau sont aux pages : 37, 39, 48, 61, 65, 69, 74, 78, 109, 128, 133, 138, 154, 160, 161, 175, 179, 208, 214, 220 & 15, 25, 40, 75, 77, 78. Ex-libris de Félix Nourry. Martin & Walter, 24441. in Edition collective, Histoire de Pontarlier, 1979. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        Recherches physiques sur l'électricité.

      Paris, Imprimerie de Clousier, chez Nyon l'aîné, Nyon le cadet, Belin 1782 - in-8, VIII-461-[3] pp., avec 5 planches dépliantes, maroquin vieux-rouge, dos lisse cloisonné et orné en long d'un semis réticulé doré, pièce de titre prune, encadrement de triple filet doré sur les plats, armes au centre, simple filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, dentelle intérieure, gardes de papier bleu (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire. Edition originale de l'un des ouvrages scientifiques du jeune Marat, à l'époque où il était encore entièrement absorbé par ses recherches expérimentales : après avoir reçu, en juin 1777, le brevet de médecin du comte d'Artois, Marat avait ouvert un "cabinet d'expériences", où il se proposait de faire ses preuves autant en physique qu'en médecine. Malheureusement, en-dehors du succès mondain qu'obtinrent ses démonstrations, de la visite de Benjamin Franklin, et de quelques approbations scientifiques, ses recherches furent finalement l'objet de critiques très défavorables de l'Académie des Sciences de Paris. Cet épisode influa considérablement sur son caractère, désormais porté sur le ressentiment, et ne fut pas pour rien dans son basculement dans le radicalisme politique que l'on sait. Chèvremont, Marat, p. 15. Très bel exemplaire aux armes non identifiées. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE THREE FIRST VOLUMES OF THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH POETRY. IN A FAMILIAR LETTER TO THE AUTHOR

      London: J. Stockale; R. Faulder, 1782. First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good+ binding. Ritson's first book, in which he attacks Thomas Warton's History of English Poetry in such vitriolic tones -- Warton is a preternder, a cheater and a liar -- as to cause quite a contretemps in late 18th century English literary circles. One assumes this actually pleased Ritson as he went on the next year to attack Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. Eventually, Ritson went complete mad, barricading himself in his rooms at Gray's Inn and setting fire to a pile of manuscripts.In an attractive later binding in red half-goat over marbled board with raised bands. We assume the binder was charged with binding a group of different books to a uniform size -- the title page is trimmed and mounted, and all the other leaves are folded neatly to fit, the bottom edge and then the leading edge over it. Rather astonishing, actually. Very Good+ binding.

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        A General History of Music [Subtitle]: from the earliest ages to the present period...Volume the first [second, third, fourth].

      London Printed for the Author: And sold by Payne and Son... Robson and Clark... and G.G.J. and J. Robinson 1782, 1789. Four volumes. Quarto. Full modern marbled boards with printed paper labels to spines. With numerous illustrative plates, some depicting musical instruments, diagrams and musical examples (some engraved) throughout. Volume I [1789]: 1f. (title), [iii]-v (Dedication to the Queen), [vi] (blank), [vii]-[viii] (Contents), xvi (Preface), xvii-xviii (Definitions), 485, [1] (blank), [487]-501, [i] (blank) + a total of 7 engraved plates (2 of which are folding) and 2 folding woodcut plates + [ix] index, [i] (blank), [i] ("Directions to the Book-Binder) pp. With a fine half-length engraved frontispiece portrait by Bartolozzi after Sir Joshua Reynolds of Burney holding a leaf of music. Includes 3 engraved plate by Bartolozzi after Cipriani, one by Grignion and one by Burney. Volume II. Printed for the Author: And sold by J. Robson... and G. Robinson, 1782. 1f. (title), 1f. (contents), 586, pp. 587-597 engraved music, [i] (blank) pp. , Volume III. Printed for the Author: And sold by Payne and Son... Robson and Clark... and G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1789. 1f. (title), 1f. (contents), [iii]-xi ("Essay on Musical Criticism"), [i] (blank), 622 + [xi] (Index), [i] (Errata) pp. With 2 engraved plates, one by Bartolozzi after Cipriani and one by Bartolozzi after Burney Volume IV. Printed for teh Author: And sold by Payne and Son... Robson and Clark... and G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1789. 1f. (title), 1f. (contents), 685, [i] (blank), 1f. ("Chronological List of the principal Books published on the Subject of Music in England..."), [xii] (Index), [i] (Errata), [i] (blank) pp. With one engraved plate by Bartolozzi after Cipriani Some light browning, primarily to margins; occasional mispagination; other minor defects consisting mostly of very occasional small holes and tears to blank margins. An unusually attractive, clean, crisp and wide-margined copy overall.. First Edition of this first history of music in the English language (the second edition of Volume I, as commonly found). Gregory-Sonneck p. 47. Hirsch I Anhang 16 (where Volume I is in second edition). Cortot pp. 41- 42. RISM BVI p. 190. "Three years in the writing, the first volume of Burney's General History of Music was published in 1776, two years later than proposed. He barely succeeded in his ambition to beat to publication the history of music written by Sir John Hawkins. However, Hawkins published his complete five-volume history at one time, whereas it was to take Burney until 1789 to complete his task. Contemporary reviews cast the books as rivals and the relative merits of the two histories have been in debate continuously since. Burney's initial volume enjoyed immediate success and very positive reviews, some of which Burney contrived to manipulate to ensure favourable comment. The second volume of the History was delayed by a relaxing of Burney's ambition, partly because he enjoyed his earlier successes and because of his distaste for the Gothic music that was his subject; it did not appear until 1782. The volume was a critical success, nevertheless, and drew notable attention because its publication coincided with the publication of Cecelia by his daughter Fanny. Work on the third volume of the History was interrupted by Burney's involvement with the Handel Commemoration of 1784. He was appointed official historian of the event, which caused him considerable difficulty and expense. He found himself in the hands of the exclusive admirers of Handel, who expected him to surrender all of his earnings to the charitable fund that was the beneficiary of the event. As a result of the direct intervention of the king, and others whom Burney could not afford to offend, the essays on Handel and his music in the Account of the Commemoration of Handel do not always reflect his honest critical opinion." "In 1789, at the age of 63, Burney published the third and fourth volumes of his History. A new, somewhat revised, edition of the first volume was also published, enabling the purchase of all four volumes (the first volume had gone out of print many years earlier). The completed work, though inevitably compared with that of Hawkins, was favourably received..." "...Burney's Tours and the General History of Music remain wellsprings of observation and insight into 18th-century musical life and practice. The History remains an impressive, if inconsistent, work of great value even after more than 200 years of specialized scholarship. The distinguishing mark of Burney's history, in comparison to that of Hawkins, is his greater familiarity and interest in contemporary music and his skill in addressing the general reader. Burney intended his work to be a distinctively English history of music directed to improving the taste of his readers. He wrote for a specific audience and sought the help of his collaborators, particularly Thomas Twinning (1735-1804) as much to assist him with the literary and general interest aspects of his work as with its musical content. The extensive treatment of Handel in the fourth volume of the History is the result both of Burney being granted access to the king's great collection of Handel manuscripts and of his catering to the general enthusiasm for Handel's music that dominated English taste for many years." Kerry S. Grant in Grove online

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        'Gallia Nova et Vetus Magontiaci 1782. Sumptibus Gymnasii Electoralis. Kühn philosophiae Candidatus delineavit. - Henrich Cöntgen Sculpsit Magunt':.

      . Altkolorierter Kupferstich v. Henrich Cöntgen n. Kühn, dat. 1782, 46,5 x 53,5. Tooley's Dic. of Mapm. Rev. Ed. A - D, S. 293. - Extrem seltene Frankreich-Karte! - Zeigt Frankreich mit den alten und neuen Städtenamen. - Oben rechts fig. Titelkartusche. - Oben rechts Kartusche mit deutschem und französischem Meilenzeiger. - Am unteren linken Rand Insetkarte des historischen Frankreichs. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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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."-Petzholdt, p. 566. Fine uncut copy. ❧ Besterman 3184-85. .

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        Thoughts on a Late Proposal for Piloting Ships at all Seasons through Channel Creek, Instead of the Old Passage by the Braces, into Hoogly River.

      Printed for the Authors 1782 - First Edition, [ii],3-14pp., disbound, preserved in a folding sleeve. Benjamin Lacam's proposal to establish a new shipping channel and harbour East of Saugor Sound, which avoided the dangers of the old approach to Calcutta via the Hooghly River. ESTC locates just three copies (C; MRu; Luk) all in the UK. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Der hohen Geistlichkeit in Böhmen Unbewegte Grundlage: das achthundertjährige Gotteshaus und das allererste uralte Klosterstift S. Georgen, Orden des heil. Erzpatriarchen Benedikts ob dem kön. Schloße der Pragerstädte in Böhmen. Die beschrieben hat P. Raymund von der heil. Elisabeth, des Ordens der allerheiligsten Dreyfaltigkeit von Erlösung der gefangenen Christen seines Ordenshauses zu Prag dermaliger Oberer, und gewöhnlicher Sonntagsprediger. Erster Band, Prag 1782.

      Prag, Matthäus Adam Schmadl, 1782.. Schwarzer Original-Halblederband mit schwarzgeprägtem Rückentitel auf braunem Rückenschild. Buchdeckel in bräunlicher Marmorierung und mit Lederecken. Rötlich marmorierter Buchschnitt. 12 Bl., 468 S. Geschichte des Kosterstifts St. Georgen auf der Prager Burg unter Einschluß der Vorgeschichte von den Anfängen im 10. Jahrhundert bis zur Amtsperiode der Äbtissin Juditha im 13. Jahrhundert. Im Verlauf des 10. Jahrhundert bildete sich in Böhmen, das bis dahin zur Diozöse Regensburg gehört hatte, eine eigene kirchliche Organisation heraus, die sich in der Gründung des Bistums Prag manifestierte und in der Gründung von Klöstern ihren Niederschlag fand eine. Als älteste Gründung dieser Art gilt das Frauenkloster St. Georgen auf der Prager Burg, das im noch frühen 10. Jahrhundert im Ostteil der Burg (St. Georgs Basilika) errichtet wurde. Die vorliegende Untersuchung umfasst die Vor- und Frühgeschichte des Klosters bis ins 13. Jahrhundert. Weitere Bände wohl nicht erschienen.. Lederbespannung an den Kapitalen abgeblättert, gleichwohl guter stabiler Zustand des Bandes. Deckel partiell geringfügig beschabt. Bindung fest. Seiten im vorderen Teil mit altem Feuchtigkeitsrand, dennoch sehr guter Innenzustand, Seiten sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei, gute Papiererhaltung, gutes kräftiges Druckbild. In toto gutes stabiles Exemplar dieser äußerst seltenen, kaum noch erhältlichen Klostergeschichte. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats.

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        THE INTEREST OF GREAT-BRITAIN WITH REGARD TO HER AMERICAN COLONIES, CONSIDERED. TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING THE OUTLINES OF A PLAN FOR A GENERAL PACIFICATION

      London: Printed for T. Cadell, 1782.. vii,[1],136,36 Half title. Original plain wrappers. A fine copy, in completely original, unsophisticated condition. Untrimmed and partially unopened. In a cloth chemise and half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. First and only edition. Anderson argues that rather than advancing the trade and manufactures of Great Britain, the American colonies are in fact a hindrance. In the appendix he proposes a peace and commerce treaty highly advantageous to the Crown. "Asserts that settling the colonies was unwise and all subsequent aid impolitic; they were a detriment to British trade and power. However, he submits a plan for pacification" - Howes. Adams locates fourteen copies. Scarce on the market. The last copy at auction, in 2004, and in much lesser condition, sold for $2880. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 82-7. HOWES A230. SABIN 1400.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Anfangsgründe der Vieharzneykunst, oder kurzer Begriff von der Zergliederung des Pferdes. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt. Danzig, J. H. Flörke 1772. 8°. 8 Bll., 728 S.- Angeb.: Ders., Supplement oder Zusatz zu dem kurzem Begriff von der Zergliederungskunst des Pferdes. Zerbst, Zimmermann 1773. 102 S., 1 Bl., Hldr. d. Zt. mit etw. Rverg. u. Rsch.

      . . Mannesier de la Lance I, 162 - Huth 40 (gibt irrtüml. 1782 an) - vgl. Schrader 245 (franz. Ausg.).- Erste deutsche Ausgabe, sehr selten mit dem Supplement.- Claude Bourgelat (1712-1779) gehört er zu den Pionieren des tiermedizinischen Unterrichts in Europa, er gründete 1762 die erste Tierarzneischule in Europa in Lyon. Seine Schriften bildeten die grundlegenden Lehrbücher der französischen Veterinärmedizin.- Titel gebräunt u. im rechten Rand alt hinterlegt, etw. braunfleckig u. zu Beginn etw. wasserrandig, Ebd. etw. berieben, Rücken mit kl. Wurmspuren.

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        lettres De M. William Coxe A M. W. Melmoth Sur L'Etat Politique, Civil Et Naturel De La Suisse. Tome Premier

      Chez Belin. Hardcover. A full leather binding, heavily worn to the edges and corners, spine wrap is absent - weakening the hinges. The half-title page has partially detached and the inner edge is creased with a small tear from displacement. The text block is solid with a light age-tone to the pages but generally clean. . Good. 1782.

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        Discours Preliminaire Pour Servir D' Introduction A La Morale De Seneque. Morale De Seneque, Extraite De Ses Oeuvres.

      Paris: Didot l'Aine 1782 - 3 Volumes, 5 inches tall. ( The Introduction complete in one volume, and the Morals complete in 2 ). Splendid full 18th century calf with gilt bands, label and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. With gilt dentelles and all edges. From the 'Collection des Moralistes Anciens', but complete in itself. With the bookplate of the Chateau de Cirey. These volumes are from the library assembled at Voltaire's former home, the Chateau de Cirey ( Champagne) by Mme de Simiane ( 1761-1835 ), sometime lover of Lafayette and later, a correspondent of Fanny Burney. Diane-Adelaide de Simiane's early life was colourful and she came to Cirey in 1795 after a period of incarceration during the Terror. Previously she had been married yo Charles-Francois de Simiane, who had served with Lafayette in America and who died in mysterious circumstances in 1787. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REFLEXIONES IMPARCIALES SOBRE LA HUMANIDAD DE LOS ESPANOLES EN LA INDIA

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1782. 1 Edicion. LII+315Pag. 21x15. Piel, tejuelo y dorados. Obra contra la supuesta leyenda negra de Espana en America. Raro Ejemplar.

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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliotheque de feu François-César Le Tellier, Marquis de Courtanvaux, Capitaine-Colonel des Cent-Suisses,

      dont la Vente se fera...le Lundi quatre Mars, et jours suivans... Woodcut arms on title. xvi, 352 pp. 8vo, attractive antique half-calf & boards. Paris: Nyon, 1782. This scarce sale catalogue describes the notable collection of voyages formed by Courtanvaux; it was one of the largest collections on the subject ever formed and practically amounts to a bibliography of the subject. The sections on natural history and the sciences are also very rich. Courtanvaux (1718-81), a member of the Académie des Sciences, performed research in chemistry, geography, natural history, physics, and mechanics. A man of considerable wealth, he sponsored the voyage made in 1767 by Pingré and Messier during which Pierre Le Roy's marine chronometers were tested. Fine copy. 3599 lots and priced throughout in a contemporary hand. With the half-title but lacking the author/subject index of 81 pages at end. ❧ Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 295. Peignot, p. 92-"Ce catalogue est précieux par la collection de voyages qui s'y trouve." .

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        Tentamen Historiae Lichenum Et Praesertim Prussicorum

      G. L.Hartung 1782 - Hardcover bound in beige paper (possibly vellum, but I don't think so) with title label in brown leather on the spine, a couple of black line drawing mainly as chapter headings, 142 pages. No edition is stated other than the date of 1782 in Roman numerals on the title page. Text is in Latin. This is a rather worn copy in a very early, if not original binding. The worst of the flaws are: General wear along the edges and folds with the worst wear to the tips of the corners, about half of the title label is missing, cover soiled, front end papers host a bookplate from one previous owner and the signature and date of another, both end papers are a bit soiled, publisher/printer circular stamp is on the verso of the title page, all pages lightly age tone with sporadic light spotty foxing. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments.

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        Piano di Operazioni Idrauliche per ottenere la Massima Depressione del Lago di Sesto, o sia di Bientina

      Finely engraved title & five folding engraved plates. 1 p.l. (engraved title), x, 347 pp. Large 4to, cont. mottled sheep (extremities a little worn & rubbed), spine gilt, contrasting leather lettering piece on spine. Lucca: F. Bonsignori, 1782. First edition of this beautifully produced book printed on thick paper; it is a plan for an ambitious project of civil engineering and land reclamation. Lake Sesto (also known as Lake Bientina) posed a problem for the nearby town of Lucca in Tuscany as it was a large reservoir of stagnant water which caused numerous epidemics of malaria. Ximenes' solution was to drain the lake and reclaim the land by cutting a new channel, the "Nuovo Ozzeri," in addition to the existing Canale d'Ozzeri. The handsome engraved title-page shows two former fisherman carrying their boat away from a field now being ploughed. Ximenes has included on pages 175-205 the comments on his plan by Roger Joseph Boscovich ("Riflessioni sulla Relazioni del Sig. Abate Ximenes appartenente al Progetto di un Nuovo Ozzeri...") and an examination of it by Eustachio Zanotti ("Esame del Progetto del Novo Ozzeri") on pages 209-39. On pages 243-347 Ximenes provides his reply to both. Ximenes (1716-86), a Jesuit born in Sicily, became an ardent student of the sciences and made rapid progress in mathematics and geography. He was given the title of "mathematician to the Emperor," and held the chair of geography at the Academy of Florence. He wrote extensively on hydraulics, astronomy, and mechanics. One of the plates is a long extending cross-section of the Nuovo Ozzeri. Ximenes' plan was not put into effect, however, and the area surrounding Lucca continued to be malaria-infected marshland until the mid-19th century. Fine copy. Small gilt stamp of John Phillips Bodenhausen at foot of upper cover. .

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        The Ambulator; or, the Stranger's Companion in a Tour Round London; Within the Circuit of Twenty-five Miles

      London J. Bew 1782. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed. Pencil inscription on fep and a signature of a previous owner. Contents G+. Inscription in pencil states 'Received a present from Lady Riddell to Mr Robt. Riddell 30 April 1793, Stratford Street, London. Also along top edge inscribed name of Lady Riddell The Second Edition, corrected and enlarged Leather cover 180mm x 100mm (7" x 4"). 235pp +5pp catalogue. Frontispiece fold out plan.

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        Histoire des Revolutions de Taiti... par Messire Poutavery, Grand-Earee de Taiti; Ouvrage traduit du Taitien en Francais

      Paris: Chez Lamy, 1782. Two volumes bound in one, the title to volume I a cancel as required by Kroepelien, lacking the first half-title, the second half-title present (although not called for in Kroepelien); a very handsome copy in contemporary French mottled calf, flat spine gilt with red morocco spine label. Putting words in Autourou's mouth. First edition, with the cancel title for 1782. This is an intriguing contemporary study of Tahiti, purporting to be translated from an original work by Autourou, the Tahitian brought back to Paris by Bougainville. The translation into French from the Tahitian alluded to in the title is, of course, a fiction. The work was actually written by Poncelin de la Roche-Tilhac (1746-1828), an ardent revolutionary who, later in his life, became an equally fervent enemy of the Republic. Poncelin combines a largely fictional account of the history of Tahiti with many accurate details of conditions in the Society Islands. As might be expected, the actual target for his critique is France. In the preface and introduction the pretended translator Mlle. B.D.B.D.B. comments that she is writing a memoir of Poutavery, a commonly used contemporary name for Autourou. Much as Omai would later become the lion of London society, Autourou had been fêted in Paris after he returned with Bougainville. He sailed for the South Seas with Marion Dufresne in 1771, but sadly died of smallpox in Madagascar the same year. This is a surprisingly rare work, with only one copy listed in OCLC (University of Hawaii, Manoa), although we know of copies in the State Library of New South Wales and the Bibliothèque Nationale. Gautier listed a copy with a 1781 titlepage, but this was not seen by the great bibliographers of Tahiti, O'Reilly & Reitman. A German translation followed in 1783, and another French edition with a different title in 1784.

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        Historie af Danmark, fra de aeldste Tider til Aar 1400.

      . 14 bd. Kiöbenhavn: Brödrene Berling 1782-1828. Med 34 genealogiske tabeller. Indbundet i 1800tals - lidt slidte - halvlaederbind. * Bind 8-9 blev efter forfatterens död udgivet af Abr. Kall; 10-14 af Rasmus Nyerup. Et usaedvanlig fint og velbevaret eksemplar, der mangler de af Bibl. Dan. naevnte kobbertavler, der aldrig synes at have vaeret i dette eksemplar. Bibl. Dan. III,30-31. Peter Frederik Suhm, der var kammerherre og rigshistoriker, skaenkede i 1796 sit omfattende bibliotek pa mere end 100.000 bind til det Kongelige Bibliotek..

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        Mechanische und Hydrodinamische Untersuchungen nebst vollständiger Anwendung auf das Maschinenwesen bei Salzwerken

      Altenburg, Richter 1782.. Mit 5 gefalteten Kupfertafeln und einer Tabelle. 408 S., 8 Bll. Pappband d. Zt. Kl.-4°. Etwas berieben und bestoßen, Stempel und handschriftlicher Eintrag auf Vorderdeckel, Titelseite mit Stempel. Tls. gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig.

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        FABULAS LITERARIAS

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura 1 Edicion. Barcelona. 1782. 20x14. 2h+125pag+7h. Fabulas de Yriarte todo un clasico de fabulas en Espana. Ref 8.5 Biblioteca AD.

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        Fundamentum Historiae Naturalis Muscorum ...., 2 vols. as one

      Leipzig: S L Crusius, 1782 First Edition. A very good copy with the plates beautifully colored and bright. 4to.,. There are 20 hand colored plates. One of a limited number of subscribers' color copies. Although this copy is disbound, the interior of the book has remained in excellent condition. Hedwig was the founder of the modern botanical study of moss. The plates are exquisitely rendered in color to highlight the most delicate features of the plants and their miniature world. Hedwig himself was responsible for the drawings; coloring was accomplished by the Leipzig artist and engraver J S Capieux. A copy ready for a sympathetic binding and priced accordingly.

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        Abhandlung von Verbesserung und allgemeinen Gebrauch der Visierstäbe.

      Eichstädt, Widenmann, 1782.. (18,5 x 11,5 cm). 66 (4) S. Mit 3 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Broschur der Zeit.. Einzige Ausgabe dieser seltenen Schrift des Eichstätter Mathematik-Professors, durch die dieser zum Mitglied der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Erfurt berufen wurde. - Pickel (1736-1818), der vom Eichstätter Fürstbischof mit der Einrichtung einer physikalisch-mathematischen Instrumentensammlung beauftragt wurde, beschreibt hier die Gestalt von Fässern und deren Berechnung ebenso wie die Herstellung und Benutzung von Visierstäben. - Leicht angestaubt. Einband gering fleckig, sonst gut erhalten. - Poggendorff II, 443

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        Voyage Pittoresque et Historique de l'Istrie et Dalmatie.Paris, (back of half-title: printed by Pierre Didot l'aine), An X - 1802. Royal folio (50×33 cm). Engraved title-page with etched view, double-page etched map of Istria and Dalmatia, 66 etched plates, maps, and plans (7 folding and 2 double-page; numbered 1-60 plus 9, 18, 27, 37, 54 and 55), 3 etched headpieces. Half calf (ca. 1900), gold and blind-tooled spine.

      Atabey 202 (incompl.); Blackmer 296 (incompl.) ; Cohen-de Ricci, cols. 204-205; Weber 597. First edition of Cassas's account of his travels along the East Adriatic coast in the summer of 1782, illustrated with impressive plates after his own drawings. Louis Francois Cassas, a noted French artist, architect, archeologist and antiquary, was commissioned by "une société d'amateurs des beaux arts" to make drawings of the antiquities of Istria and Dalmatia. He travelled from Pula to Split and inland to Kerka, Cettina and back to Split, from where he sailed for Trieste. From Trieste he made excursions to Predjama Castle and the Škocjan Caves; by way of Venice he returned to Rome. The plates in the present volume show views, maps, plans and details of ornamentations and buildings, including the Pula Arena, the temple of Augustus (Pula), Diocletian's Palace (Split), the ruins of the amphitheater of Solin, Škocjan Caves and Predjama Castle. The first part is devoted to the history of Istria and Dalmatian, while the second part includes Cassas's account of his travels, edited from his journal by Joseph de Lavallée. "A beautiful example of book production" (Blackmer).Occasional very minor foxing, half-title and last page with library stamp of the Fürstlich Fürstenbergische Hofbibliothek Donaueschingen, binding slightly rubbed and with a couple small tears in the cloth, otherwise in very good condition and complete with the list of subscribers, often lacking.

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        ELEMENS D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE ET DE CHIMIE; Seconde edition des Lecons Elementaires sur ces deux sciences, publiees en 1782.

      Paris, Chez Cuchet, 1786.SECOND EDITION 1786, 4 volumes, complete set, French text. 8vo, approximately 200 x 125 mm, 8 x 5 inches, a few pictorial head - and tailpieces, 8 folding tables in Volume IV, pages: xcix, (1), 426; (4), 523, (1); (4), 547, (1); (4), 537, including index, complete with half - titles, bound in contemporary half leather over speckled paper boards, raised bands and gilt rules to spines, contrasting gilt lettered morocco labels, edges speckled red. Slight wear and some small chips to bindings, corners worn, 2 tiny holes in spine of Volume I, upper hinge of Volume II just starting to crack at tail, small crack and pinhole in lower hinge of Volume IV, plus a small hole near head of spine repaired with darker leather, shelf numbers on pastedowns, a tiny area of worming on endpapers and half - title of Volume I, 2 initials stamped in top margin of title pages, some pages lightly age - browned, small closed tear to 2 lower margins, 1 fore - edge margin slightly chipped due to paper flaw. Bindings tight and firm. A very good clean set. The first edition was published in 1782 and both first and second editions are scarce. The author tells us in his Preface that the second edition is a very different work from the first, there are large additions and it has been much revised and corrected. Fourcroy (1755 - 1809) was born in Paris and studied medicine, graduating in 1780. Instead of practising he immediately turned his attention to the study of science and in particular chemistry. With the help of Buffon in 1784 he succeeded Macquer to the chair of Chemistry in the Jardin des Plantes and became a pioneer in the field of organic chemistry. He worked with Lavoisier on the new nomenclature for chemistry. He was a Deputy at the National Convention, and became one of the leading members of the Committee of Public Instruction. He assisted in organising the Ecole Polytechnique and in founding schools of medicine and was created director general of Public Instruction. His researches covered the whole field of chemistry but his most important investigations referred to animal substances, the study of which had never been so systematically undertaken previously. His teaching and researches resulted in the publication of several important works, this being his first. Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica, page 287 - 88; Duveen, Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica, page 225; Wellcome, III, 47 listing first and third editions. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE LOSS OF THE GROSVENOR EAST INDIAMAN. Which was unfortunately wrecked upon the coast of Caffraria, somewhere between the 27th and 32d Degrees of Southern latitude, on the 4th of August, 1782.

      London, J. Murray, printed at the Minerva Press, 1791.Compiled from the examination of John Hynes, one of the Unfortunate Survivors. By Mr. George Carter, Historical Portrait Painter upon his passage outward bound to India. Containing a Variety of Matter respecting the Sufferers, Never before made Public; With Copper Plates descriptive of the Catastrophe, engraved from Mr. Carter's designs. FIRST EDITION 1791. 8vo, approximately 215 x 135 mm, 8½ x 5¼ inches, folding engraved frontispiece and 3 full page engravings, pages: [4], 1 - 174, half - title present, bound in half calf, gilt lettering to spine, marbled boards. Binding rubbed, especially hinges and slightly worn at head of spine, slight shelf wear to edges, top corner of half - title has small neat repair, title page has a small closed tear at top inner margin repaired, folding plate has a neat repair to blank side of first fold, 2 small closed tears repaired to lower margin, no loss of image, inner paper hinges cracked, pale staining to corners of 2 engraved plates and a few pages of text, 1 plate has a small closed tear neatly repaired, not affecting image, pale age - browning to margins throughout, occasional dusty mark, endpapers browned, blank side of plates have pale marks and pale age - browning, tiny partially erased stamp at bottom of title page, otherwise a good copy. See: Edward G. Cox, A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Volume II, page 465. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. Mathieu Albert Lotter in Augsburg "Mappe Monde ou Carte Generale de L'Univers sur une projection nouvelle d'une Sphere ovale, pour mieux entendre les distances entre L'Europe et Amerique, avec les tours du Monde du Lieut. Cook, et tous les decouvertes nouvelles ..".

      . mit altem Flächenkolorit,, dat. 1782, 46,5 x 92. Weltkarte im oval, von 2 Platten gedruckt. Mittig Afrika, im Westen Australien. Mit Einzeichnung der Entdeckungsreisen von Cook.

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        Veduta della città, e Rocca di Gibilterra assediata .

      Gibilterra 1782 - Bella veduta dell'assedio della Rocca di Gibilterra movimentata da navi della flotta spagnola ed inglese. In calce 59 rimandi divisi su 6 colonne mm 295x445

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        DISERTACIONES DE LA ACADEMIA REAL DE LAS INSCRIPCIONES Y BUENAS LETRAS DE PARIS. Traducidas del idioma francés.

      Imp. Antonio Sancha. Madrid, 1782 - . 21 cm. 3 vol.: 3h.-386 pág.-1lám., 1h.-344pág.-1 lám. plegada y 1h.-664 pág. Marcas de caucho de anterior biblioteca. Enc. en plena piel coetánea, nervios, tejuelos, lomeras cuajadas Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A correct Map and Chart of the Catagatte and the Baltic Sea. From the Scawe up to Petersburgh with the Surrounding Countries of Norway, Sweden, Russia, Poland Preussia, Pomerania, Holstein and Denmark.

      London, 31 march 1782. 1 pp. Engraved map with colouring, fine condition 34x40 cm papersize. First Edition.. 14072403

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        Vue de la Place de l'Opera, et de Nouvelle Bibliotheque ainsi que de l' Eglise Catholique. Dediee a Son Altesse Royale, Monseigneur le Prince Frederic, Prince hereditaire de Prusse etc..

      . altkol. Kupferstich v. Jean ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1782, 39 x 64. Ernst, Rosenberg, J.G., Nr. 11; Kiewitz 1053; Rave, Nr. 16.- Mit Dedikation und Verlegeradresse. - Blick von der Straße "Unter den Linden" auf den "Opernplatz", rechts die Bibliothek ( oder Kommode, heute juristische Fakultät), links ein Teil der Oper. Mittig links die Hedwigskirche, rechts daneben die ersten Häuser in der Behrenstraße, die später durch den Neubau des Gebäudes der Dresdener Bank (von Heim 1887 ) an dieser Stelle ersetzt wurden.

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        Vue de la Place de l'Opera, et de Nouvelle Bibliotheque ainsi que de l' Eglise Catholique.

      . altkol. Kupferstich v. Rosenberg, dat. 1782, 39 x 64. Ernst, J. G. Rosenberg, Nr. 11; Kiewitz 1053; Rave 16.- Ohne Dedikation und Verlegeradresse. Die Legende nicht gedruckt, sondern von alter Hand geschrieben (Probedruck ?) - Blick von der Straße "Unter den Linden" auf den "Opernplatz", rechts die Bibliothek ( oder Kommode), links ein Teil der Oper. Mittig links die Hedwigskirche, rechts daneben die ersten Häuser in der Behrenstraße, die später durch den Neubau des Gebäudes der Dresdener Bank (von Heim 1887 ) an dieser Stelle ersetzt wurden.- Von zurückhaltender Farbigkeit. - Das Blatt wurde restauriert.

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        Medical content! General Washington grants an officer eight weeks leave of absence for recovery of his health, having <I>?supposed the experiment of change of air & diet might be made in a few weeks as well as in any Length of time??</I> ? in a postscript which Washington crossed off the draft of this letter before giving it to his Aide-de-Camp David Humphreys to transcribe, the General had added <I>?where, I hope proper Hospitals will by that time be prepared for the reception of those who are unfit for duty.?</I>

      Manuscript Letter Signed ?G:° Washington? one page, 8.75? x 11.75?. Head Quarters [Newburgh, New York], November 11, 1782. Lieutenant Colonel [Ebenezer] Gray. On watermarked laid paper. Text is a bit light but clearly legible. Strong bold signature of Washington. Expertly strengthened at folds on verso. Fine condition. Recorded in Fitzpatrick?s ?Writings of Washington? and in Washington?s Letter Books in the Library of Congress.In full: ?In giving permission of absence to Officers for the recovery of their health, I have supposed the experiment of change of air & diet might be made in a few weeks as well as in any Length of time; ?" I must therefore consider the indulgence given to you for the purpose, as limited to eight weeks from the date hereof, at the expiration of which time, I shall expect you will return to the Army.?Text is in the hand of Col. David Humphreys (1752-1818) who, on June 23, 1780, had been appointed Aide-de-Camp of Washington, becoming a confidential

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        Bell's Edition of the Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to Churchill

      London: Printed for John Bell British Library Strand, 1777-1782 - A rather rare and interesting survival. Such sets, with their durable boxes, were intended as recreational reading for travellers, and were often taken on the Grand Tour. Given the generally crisp interior condition of the volumes, the owner of this set was either exceptionally fastidious and careful, or did not use them. Authors in the set include Chaucer, Spenser, Donne, Milton, Dryden, Swift, Pope, and Gay (TRAVELLING LIBRARY) 109 vols., 12mo (5 x 3-1/8 inches). . Bound in contemporary tree calf, gilt spine, with green leather author label and red number label (1-109) and red label stamped in gilt "Bell's Poets of G. Britain" on each spine, greek key scroll at outer margins of the upper and lower covers, green marbled endpapers, edges yellow. Laid into two contemporary wooden cases of book form (18-1/4 x 12 x 4-1/4 inches), lined with green marbled paper (matching the endpapers of each volume) and brown baize, with removable 16-1/2 x 2-1/2 inch central wooden marble paper covered post in each case. The cases lacking most of their original leather covering, some of the volumes within with very minor loss [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dernier Voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde , où se trouvent les circonstances de sa mort, publié en Allemand par Henri Zimmermann témoin oculaire, & traduit avec un abrégé de la vie de ce navigateur célèbre, & des notes

      Berne: Nouvelle Société Typographique, 1782. Octavo; a fine and very clean copy in an excellent modern French binding in the eighteenth-century style of grained dark blue calf, ornately gilt. With an eye-witness account of Cook&#39;s death. The first and best French edition of this important personal account of Cook&#39;s third voyage, and extremely scarce: a most attractive copy. Beddie records only the Mitchell and National Library copies in Australia. This edition contains, in addition to Zimmermann&#39;s narrative account, a life of Captain Cook adapted from material that had appeared in the Göttingisches Magazin, the work of either (or both) Georg Forster or Georg Lichtenberg. First appearing in German in 1781, Zimmermann&#39;s was the first description of the third voyage to appear on the continent, and as one of two accounts first published a full three years before the official account it may well have been in fact the earliest full description of the voyage to be published. In any early edition, Zimmermann&#39;s first-hand account of Cook&#39;s third voyage is one of the scarcest of all the Cook voyage accounts (there is for example no copy of any of the eighteenth-century editions in the Hill catalogue). Second French and German editions followed in 1783. "Both French editions are of great rarity and are of interest not only on that account but because of the additional matter which they contain…" (Holmes). Then followed Dutch editions in 1784 and 1791, and Russian versions were published at St. Petersburg in 1786 and 1788. These seem to have been all the appearances of the narrative until 1926, when the first version in English was published. As Rodney Davidson wrote of the early printings, "all these editions are exceedingly rare… It is hard to predict the realisation price for a copy if one were to come into the open market, as competition between collectors would be very keen…". "Zimmermann, a native of Speyer, was coxswain in the Discovery. From the start of the voyage he determined to keep a shorthand journal of the voyage and to retain it, despite the instructions… demanding the surrender of all logs and journals… His account is by no means free from errors, but it has an ingenuousness and charm which differentiate it from the other accounts. His appreciation of Cook&#39;s character deserves to rank with that of Samwell" (Holmes). Pp. 7 to 11 of this edition contain Zimmermann&#39;s long description of the Tasmanian Aborigines, with an interesting note in passing suggesting how many copies of the "Resolution and Adventure" medal, minted for distribution on the second voyage, were actually still available for distribution during the third voyage: on one day alone, Cook gave examples to eight or nine Aborigines, "which had such a good effect that the next day 49 more came to visit… some of whom received the same presents as their earlier compatriots, but none of whom was willing to come aboard the ships…

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        O-Wahaus des O-Tahiten Reise durch Athen. Aus dem O-Tahitischen übersetzt

      n.p., 1782. Small octavo, xvi, 148 pp. (last blank), early owner&#39;s name on title-page dated the year of publication; very good in original rust-coloured patterned paper boards, a few chips, spine lettered in manuscript. Most uncommon German satire purporting to have been translated from a Tahitian account of a journey to Athens written by the "world-famous" traveller and friend of Captain Cook, "O-Wahau". There was an old man on Tahiti called by Cook "Owhaa" (Beaglehole; or in the printed version "Owhaw") - perhaps this is the name that has been borrowed for the present work? It is also tempting to suggest that the name of the fictitious Tahitian is also a play on the contemporary spelling of "O-why-hee". Whatever the case, despite its obvious interest as an imaginary work based on Cook&#39;s first voyage, the current work has slipped under the radar, notwithstanding the many studies of the subject: it is not in Beddie nor Gove, and not noticed in Howgego&#39;s forthcoming volume on imaginary voyages. This humorous account has much in common with other political writing of the Enlightenment, not least the use of a foreign visitor as a convenient mask for the delivery of a few political barbs, but is most unusual in that the over-arching conceit of the whole book is that it has been written by the pen of a Tahitian brought to Europe by Captain Cook, who seeks to explain the history of Europe by the example of a society in Athens, describing the cultural round, and the truths and discoveries he finds there. The purported author O-Wahau is described as a cultured and philosophical man who wants to commit his thoughts on the subject to paper in an attempt to influence his own society. The account begins with the comment that it is "well-known" that on his first voyage Cook had brought O-Wahau back from the rich island of Tahiti, because the young islander wanted to be in a position to give his people an account of the ways of Europe. As this implies, the author is setting out to claim a factual basis for his work, by muddying the water about the real Tahitian travellers such as Tupaia (who died in Batavia), Omai, and Autourou. The German "translator" claims to have met O-Wahau in Athens on the latter&#39;s Grand Tour, where they taught each other Greek and Tahitian. The two men became so close, he comments, that the German seriously contemplated returning to the Pacific with his new friend. The work is signed with the mealy-mouthed pseudonym "J.G.S. Methermänevomenos", and the initials have led to it being attributed with some authority to Schulz (although J.G. Seume and J.G. Schlosser have both also been suggested, with varying degrees of plausibility). Schulz (1762-1810) was sometimes called the "Don Quixote of the Eighteenth Century" and was an important Enlightenment thinker in Germany. The epigram on the title-page is a quote from Christoph Martin Wieland which suggests that there is already a fool&#39;s paradise, no doubt a comment on utopian writing generally. Tahiti fascinated European writers, and any number of fictional plays and novels follow up on the clash of cultures and the role of Captains Cook and Bougainville, notably: Bricaire de La Dixmérie, Le Sauvage de Taïti aux Français (1770); Diderot, Supplément au voyage de Bougainville (1771/1796); Fitzgerald, The Injured Islanders (1779); Pfeil (attributed), Die glückliche Insel oder Beytrag zu des Capitain (1781); Poncelin, Histoire des Révolutions de Taïti (1782); and Baston, Narrations d&#39;Omai (1792-3), quite apart from a series of scurrilous poems based on the sexual exploits of Banks or Omai.

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        MAPAMUNDI

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa blanda. 1782. Magnifico Mapamundi del siglo XVIII de grandes dimensiones por Mathieu Albert Lotter. 101x51.

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        Poems by William Cowper of the Inner Temple

      London: J. Johnson, 1782-, 1785. Two volumes, octavo; light foxing and early ownership inscription on title of volume two, a handsome set in attractive nineteenth-century calf. First edition, issue without preface. The first edition of volume one was published separately in 1782 as Poems, the first edition of volume two appeared separately in 1785 as The Task. Poems was quietly received, "the acuter critics alone perceived the frequent force of his writing, his quiet humour, and his fine touches of criticism" (DNB). The Task was an immediate success, making him the foremost English poet of the day. "In the &#39;Task&#39;, his playfulness, his exquisite appreciation of simple natural beauties, and his fine moral perceptions found full expression" (DNB).

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