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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]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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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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        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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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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 ... OF THE INNER TEMPLE, ESQ. [with:] THE TASK, A POEM IN SIX BOOKS ... TO WHICH ARE ADDED ... AN EPISTLE TO JOSEPH HILL, ESQ. TIROCINIUM, OR A REVIEW OF SCHOOLS, AND THE HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1782 - 1785.. Two volumes. [4],367,[errata];[8],359,[1]pp. Uniformly bound in full forest green crushed levant, raised bands, spines gilt extra, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g., by Riviere. Spines uniformly sunned to tan, a bit of foxing to prelims in each volume, two short marginal tears in fore-edge of [A3] in second volume, surface scratch to lower board of volume I, but a very good, tall (188mm) set, with the half-title in the second volume. First editions of Cowper's first and second collections of poems. While the second work is in many ways an independent collection, the half-title affirms the publisher's intention that it be identified as the second, companion volume to the first. As usual, John Newton's 8 page Preface is not present in the first volume - the decision to cancel it was made within a week of publication, and it was included in only a few special copies, and after the success of THE TASK, distributed on demand or separately to earlier purchasers. It did not appear as an integral part of the book until the fifth edition (1793). As usual, leaves E6 and I6 are in their canceled state. In the present copy of the second work, the catchwords on pp. 304 and 306 are correct. RUSSELL 68 & 69. HAYWARD 191. ROTHSCHILD 681. GROLIER ENGLISH HUNDRED 60. ESTC T14895 & T14896.

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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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        Voyages autour du monde , et vers les deux Pôles par terre et par mer

      Paris: Moutard, 1782. Two volumes, octavo, with ten folding engraved maps and plates; some scattered spots, small tear to first title-page, but a very good copy in later half calf over original papered boards. Rare eyewitness account of Kerguelen&#39;s second voyage. First edition: the rare original account of Pagès&#39;s extensive narrative of travel and exploration, of most interest for the second volume which recounts his voyage towards the South Pole in search of a Southern Continent under Kerguelen in 1773-74. The ten fine engravings all relate to this part of the work. This was Kerguelen&#39;s second voyage, and a disastrous one: Pagès was to be an important witness in the subsequent court-martial of the commander for the events surrounding the dismasting of the Rolland during a storm. Kerguelen was dismissed from the service, and his printed account of the voyage, which was officially suppressed, is today very rare. This second volume also describes Pagès&#39;s experiences on a whaling voyage north of Spitzbergen in 1776, which includes much information on whaling and the natural history of the whale.

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        Blick auf die Küste m. Burgruine ( Castell ), großem Baum, Wasserfällen u. drei Männern im landschaftlichem Vordergrund. - "Pinxit in pariete Gaspar Pussinus Romae, In Aedibus Exccell. Princ. Column. Mag. Comestab. Reg. Neapolis. Se vend a Berlin chez Jean Marc Pascal".

      . Kupferstich v. Cunego n. Poussin, 1782, 52,1 x 40 ( Abb.). Nach Gaspard Poussin, eigentlich Dughet. Eines der 11 bei Andresen genannten Blätter: nach G. Dughet's Landschaften der Galerie Colonna. - Schöner Druck mit einigen Schraffen und Linien im Plattenrand. Links unten Joseph Cunego del. et sculp. Romae 1782. - Bis auf den Plattenrand beschnitten und alt auf einen Untersatzkarton montiert.. Lit.: Le Blanc, S. 76 ff. u.a.

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        An Authentic Narrative of a Voyage performed by Captain Cook and Captain Clerke, in His Majesty&#39;s Ships Resolution and Discovery, during the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780; in search of a North-West Passage... including a faithful Account of all their Discoveries, and the unfortunate Death of Captain Cook

      London: G. Robinson, J.Sewell; and J. Debrett, 1782. Two volumes, octavo, with a folding chart and 21 engraved plates; a fine copy in contemporary gilt calf, joints expertly repaired. The third voyage, by the surgeon&#39;s mate. First edition: an attractive set of this rare account - the second account to appear in English - of Cook&#39;s third voyage: &#39;an important supplement to the official account, which it preceded by two years&#39; (Forbes). Ellis, surgeon&#39;s mate and talented amateur artist, sailed first on the Discovery and later on the Resolution. During the voyage he was esteemed by Captain Clerke as a &#39;very worthy young man&#39;. On his return he was in financial straits and, despite the prohibition by the Admiralty of the publication of any unauthorised account of the voyage, sold his narrative to a London publisher for fifty guineas. It was published over his name, and was thus the first account of the expedition to acknowledge its authorship, earning the condemnation of Sir Joseph Banks, who wrote to him in January 1782 that &#39;I fear it will not in future be in my power to do what it might have been, had you asked and followed my advice&#39;. Ellis&#39; narrative contains much valuable information on Alaska, the Northwest Coast, and Hawaii, and the attractive engraved plates, after the author&#39;s drawings, include eight of Hawaii, two of Alaska, and three of the Northwest Coast. The plates show Ellis to have been a talented amateur artist, and represent a significant contribution to the graphic record of the voyage.They &#39;are among the earliest published on the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska, and the Northwest&#39; (Hill). Choris&#39; famous views did not appear until almost forty years later. Ellis&#39; views of Hawaii provide the first general depictions of the islands, as Rickman&#39;s book, published in the previous year, showed only the death of Cook while Zimmermann&#39;s account was not illustrated. There is a chapter devoted to their visit to Van Diemen&#39;s Land in January 1777, in the course of which Ellis painted a famous watercolour view of Adventure Bay, now in the National Library of Australia. Ellis died in 1785 after a fall from the main mast of a ship lying at Ostend.

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        Tableau Naturel Des Rapports Qui Existent Entre Dieu, l'Homme et l'Univers.

      Edimburg (Lyon) 1782 - 4 h. - 276pp. y 2 h. - 244pp. Muy conservado ejemplar encuadernado de época en piel. Lomeras con nervios, florones y tejuelos. Parte inferior de la lomera del segundo tomo desprendida. Cortes pintados. =Curiosa obra basada en el estudio filosófico y cabalístico del Tarot. Está dividida en veintidos capítulos no titulados, que corresponden a los 22 arcanos. Tres ediciones diferentes fueron publicadas el mismo año bajo la dirección falsa de Edimburgo. Caillet, 9784: " la obra maestra del Filósofo Desconocido, Sobre la gran ley de la analogía tiene por objeto sobre todo explicar las cosas por el hombre, es decir estudiar el Universo o El macrocosmo por el Microcosmo ". Dorbon 4319. Size: 2 Vols. En 8º [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ESSAI SUR L'INFLUENCE DE LA POUDRE A CANON DANS L'ART DE LA GUERRE MODERNE.

      Dessau, aux depens de la Societe Typographique, et se trouve dans la Librairie des Savants, 1782.FIRST EDITION 1782, French text, 8vo, approximately 230 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, 7 folding engraved plates at rear, pages: xxiv, 502, XV - explanation of the plates, rebound in modern half calf, maroon gilt lettered label, blind decoration to spine, marbled boards, new endpapers, fore and lower edges untrimmed. Pale age browning to pages and plates, occasional brown spot. A good copy. The author Jakob van Mauvillon (1743 - 1794) was born in Germany into a French Huguenot family. He studied military science and served under Ferdinand of Brunswick during the Seven Years War. Later he taught military architecture and tactics and in 1790 was promoted to Lieutenant - Colonel. This treatise covers numerous aspects of the military arts and sciences: weaponry expecially fire - arms, battle formations, tactics, cavalry, exercises, marches, river crossings, camps etc. with many references to the art of war of the ancient Greeks and Romans and to the Seven Years War. The plates show diagrams of various formations and movements of batallions and platoons, the 7th shows river crossings. Not in Spaulding and Karpinski, nor Sotheby's Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, Part Ten, Military Books. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Nummorum veterum populorum et urbium, qui in Museo Gulielmi Hunter. . .Inscribed by Baillie to Cruikshank

      London: J. Nichols, 1782. <p>Inscribed by Baillie to Cruikshank</p><p>Hunter, William (1718-83). Nummorum veterum populorum et urbium, qui in museo Gulielmi Hunter asservantur, descriptio figuris illustrata. Opera et studio Caroli Combe . . . 4to. xi, [1], 354, [2, errata]pp. 68 engraved plates. London: J. Nichols; sold by T. Cadell; P. Elmsley, G. Nichol & J. Murray, 1782. 286 x 228 mm. <I>Red crushed morocco gilt </I>ca. 1784, a.e.g., slight wear at edges, evidence of bookplate removal inside front cover. Fine copy apart from some foxing to the plates. <b>Inscribed by Matthew Baillie (1761-1823) to William Cruikshank (1745-1800) on the front flyleaf: "To Mr. Cruikshank with Mr. Baillie&#39;s best Compliments." </b>19th cent. ownership signature of Edward Thomas, dated Sept. 14, 1839, and later note, presumably by a Thomas descendent. </p><p>First Edition of the first and only published installment of the catalogue of William Hunter&#39;s magnificent collection of coins, a collection regarded as one of the finest in the world. Hunter began collecting coins around 1770, and by the time of his death had spent over £22,000 on this pursuit-an enormous sum of money by the standards of the day. After Hunter&#39;s death, by the terms of his will, the coin collection, together with Hunter&#39;s books, pictures and anatomical models, remained in the care of three trustees for thirty years, after which time they became the property of the University of Glasgow. In 1807 the collections were sent to Glasgow, where they now represent the core of the University&#39;s Hunterian Museum. </p><p>Nummorum veterum populorum et urbium was compiled by Charles Combe (1743-1817), a physician and coin dealer who became acquainted with Hunter in 1773, and greatly assisted Hunter in forming his collection. Combe was one of the three trustees appointed in Hunter&#39;s will to administer his collections, the other two being Dr. George Fordyce and Dr. David Pitcairne. Combe had originally intended to prepare a catalogue of the complete Hunterian coin collection, but was able to publish only this installment. The work is illustrated with 68 plates that Combe took care to make "more faithful to the original coins than the illustrations in previous numismatic works" (Dictionary of National Biography). </p><p>Our copy of Nummorum veterum populorum et urbium has an outstanding association, being inscribed by Hunter&#39;s nephew Matthew Baillie to Hunter&#39;s assistant William Cruikshank. Baillie and Cruikshank took over the administration of Hunter&#39;s Windmill Street anatomy school after Hunter&#39;s death. Hunter bequeathed the use of his collections to Baillie for a term of thirty years; had Baillie died during this time, the use of the collections would have passed to Cruikshank. Both men made lasting contributions to medicine. Baillie is best known as the author of The Morbid Anatomy of Some of the Most Important Parts of the Human Body, the first systematic study of pathology and the first publication in English on pathology as a separate subject (see Garrison-Morton 2281). Cruikshank, together with John Hunter and William Hewson, laid the foundation of modern knowledge of the lymphatic system, as described in Cruikshank&#39;s Anatomy of the Absorbing Vessels of the Human Body (1786; see Garrison-Morton 1103). Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Simmons and Hunter, William Hunter 1718-1783, ed. C. H. Brock, p. 27. 40362</p>

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        OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURE, KINDS, CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF INSANITY, LUNACY OR MADNESS.

      Leicester and London, 2 printers (see below), 1782.2 VOLUMES, 1782 - 1806. FIRST VOLUME FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING, VOLUME 2, SECOND EDITION. VOLUME1: Leicester, printed by G. Ireland for G. Robinson, 1782, 8vo, approximately 225 x 145 mm, 8¾ x 5¾ inches, the prelims are bound out of order and are missing two leaves (pages 9 - 12), as often found, pages: (4), (13 - 16) followed by (1 - 8), 1 - 324, viii, - catalogue of the principal books quoted in the volume, 1 margin has a closed tear neatly repaired, not affecting text, otherwise a very good clean tight copy, complete with the half - title. VOLUME 2 : Second edition corrected and improved, London, printed for Richard Phillips, 1806, 8vo, approximately 225 x 145 mm, 8¾ x 5¾ inches, pages: viii, 1 - 344, light age - browning and foxing throughout, a few small corner creases, no half - title present, otherwise a good copy. Both volumes rebound in modern quarter crimson morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spines, marbled boards, new endpapers and pastedowns, top edges red, housed in a plain crimson cloth slip case. Good set of first and second editions. See Hunter & Macalpine, Three Hundred Years of Psychiatry 1535 - 1860, pages 467 - 71; A Catalogue of Printed Books in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library, Volume 2, page 59, listing a second edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        TRAVELS THROUGH SPAIN, with a view to illustrate the natural history and physical geography of that kingdom, in a series of letters. Interspersed with historical anecdotes; adorned with copper-plates and a new map of Spain.

      Imp. R. Baldwin. Londres, 1782 - . 30,5 cm. Frontis, 1 h., VIII-459 pág. Ilustr. con un grabado de Carlos III en el frontis, un grabado de Minerva en la hoja dedicatoria, 6 lám. grabadas al cobre, fuera del texto y un grabado en el colofón. Enc. en media piel moderna, puntas, exlibris de anterior poseedor. Ejemplar falto del mapa de España. Historia de España. Història d'Espanya Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 inglés

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        Versuch einer Geschichte des Eisens mit Anwendung für Gewerbe und Handwerker. Aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt von Johann Gottlieb Georgi. 2 Bände. Mit 2 gest. Tafeln. Berlin, Haude & Spener, 1785. 8vo. (20,2 x 11,2 cm). 1: XVI, 512 S. 2: 4 Bll., 456 S., 19 Bll. Register. Gesprenkelte Kalblederbände d. Zt. mit etwas Rückenvergoldung u. grünem Lederrückenschild.

      . . Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieses grundlegenden Werkes, das als "Försök til järnets historia" erstmals 1782 in Stockholm erschienen ist. - Rinman (1720-1792) - vermutlich Schüler Christopher Polhems - gilt als "Vater der schwedischen Eisenindustrie" u. war lange Jahre als Direktor mehrerer Bergwerke u. Eisenhütten tätig. Er "ersetzte die damals üblichen Röstgruben durch Röstöfen mit geregelter Luftzufuhr. Ebenso verbesserte er den Hochofenbau. Durch diese Maßnahmen gelang es, den Kohlenverbrauch der Hochöfen wesentlich zu senken... Mit Unterstützung des Jernkontors gab Rinman mehrere wertvolle Bücher über die Technik des Eisenhüttenwesens heraus, darunter auch eine allgemeine Darstellung, die den Titel 'Versuch zur Geschichte des Eisens' (sic!) führt, wobei unter 'Geschichte' die Naturgeschichte des Eisens zu verstehen ist." (Johannsen: Geschichte des Eisens, 1953, S. 265). - "His works... are highly esteemed sources for knowledge of iron- and steelmaking during the eighteenth century, both in Sweden and in the countries he visited." (DSB XI, S. 463). - Die Übersetzung stammt von dem vor allem durch seine Berichte über seine Reisen in Russland bekannten Apotheker u. Chemiker J. G. Georgi (1729-1802). Engelmann S. 306. - Reichardt I, S. 114 (nur Bd. 1). - Bolton S. 150. - Poggendorff II, Sp. 646. - Vgl. ADB VIII, S. 713 u. NDB VI, S. 242f. (zu Georgi). - Ecken etwas bestoßen. Gering gebräunt u. stockfleckig. Insgesamt schönes, dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar.

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        Sei Quartetti per Due Violini Viola e Violoncello... Opera XXXIII. [Set of parts]

      Vienne: Artaria [PN 34]. [ca. 1782]. Folio. Sewn. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 4-29; [1] (title), 4-24; 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 4-23; [1] (title), 4-25 pp. Engraved. With occasional fingering in pencil. Some minor browning, foxing and soiling; title to first violin part with some minor tears and fading; minor staining to viola part; several manuscript annotations to title. . First Edition. Rare. Gerard 201-206. BUC p. 117. Lesure p. 56. RISM B3138 (one copy ony recorded in the U.S.). "A prolific composer, particularly of chamber music, with a distinctive and highly wrought style, [Boccherini] is the chief representative of Latin instrumental music during the Viennese Classical period." Christian Speck and Stanley Sadie

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        POEMS BY ... OF THE INNER TEMPLE, ESQ. [with:] THE TASK, A POEM IN SIX BOOKS ... TO WHICH ARE ADDED ... AN EPISTLE TO JOSEPH HILL, ESQ. TIROCINIUM, OR A REVIEW OF SCHOOLS, AND THE HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN

      London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1782 - 1785.. London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1782 - 1785.. Two volumes. [4],367,[errata];[8],359,[1]pp. Uniformly bound in full forest green crushed levant, raised bands, spines gilt extra, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g., by Riviere. Spines uniformly sunned to tan, a bit of foxing to prelims in each volume, two short marginal tears in fore-edge of [A3] in second volume, surface scratch to lower board of volume I, but a very good, tall (188mm) set, with the half-title in the second volume. First editions of Cowper&#39;s first and second collections of poems. While the second work is in many ways an independent collection, the half-title affirms the publisher&#39;s intention that it be identified as the second, companion volume to the first. As usual, John Newton&#39;s 8 page Preface is not present in the first volume - the decision to cancel it was made within a week of publication, and it was included in only a few special copies, and after the success of THE TASK, distributed on demand or separately to earlier purchasers. It did not appear as an integral part of the book until the fifth edition (1793). As usual, leaves E6 and I6 are in their canceled state. In the present copy of the second work, the catchwords on pp. 304 and 306 are correct. RUSSELL 68 & 69. HAYWARD 191. ROTHSCHILD 681. GROLIER ENGLISH HUNDRED 60. ESTC T14895 & T14896.

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        Manuscript Document Signed

      1782 - ("Geo Walton, Chf. Justice.") 2 pages (recto and verso). 6 1/4" x 7 3/4". April 1, 1782, Richmond County, Georgia. The paper watermarked "Williams." Very good (small chip at right corner; traces previous mounting). Legal document sent regarding the petition of Ruth Powell, calling for a court session in relation to a dispute between her and a gentleman (Ezekiel Harris) who "did take into his possession and convert to his own use thirteen head of cattle, the sole and absolute property of [the] petitioner - " Walton (1749-1804) was a signer of Declaration of Independence, representing Georgia. Was Chief Justice of Georgia 1782-1789; U.S. Senator in 1795.

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        Opera ex recensione Johannis Frederici Gronovii. 2 vols.

      Cura & Sumptibus Societatis literatae Mannheim 1782 - VIII, 456, 327 S. Hardcover, Sehr guter Zustand/ very good, Bound in contemporary half-vellum. Engraved vignette. *** Wenn Sie an einem Tag mehr als einen Titel bei uns bestellen, liefern wir innerhalb Deutschlands versandkostenfrei ***

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        Autograph musical manuscript signed of the Sonata in Eb Major for solo keyboard. Complete. No date, but ca. 1782 or later

      [1] (title), [2]-[8] pp. Folio (ca. 300 x 230 mm.). Unbound. Notated in ink on 16-stave music manuscript paper. The work is in three movements, the first, marked "Allegro," in 82 measures; the second 70 measures; and the third, marked "Rondeau Allegretto," in 210 measures. 14 measures cancelled. Overpaste corrections to a total of 10 measures, with several additional corrections. . The present manuscript is Viotti&#39;s arrangement of his Sonata for Violin and Bass (Giazotto no. 36), composed in Paris in 1782. While there are published editions of the version for violin and bass (see RISM V1940-V1946), there do not appear to be any published editions of this version for keyboard. A highly distinguished Italian violinist and composer, Viotti is regarded as "the most influential violinist between Tartini and Paganini and the last great representative of the Italian tradition stemming from Corelli. He is considered the founder of the &#145;modern&#146; (19th-century) French school of violin playing, and his compositions, among the finest examples of Classical violin music, exerted a strong influence on 19th-century violin style." Chappell White in Grove online

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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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.

      Imp. Joaquín Ibarra. Madrid, 1782 - . 20 cm. 2 vol.: (I) 2 h., XX-484 pág. (II) 2 h. VII-534 pág. Enc. en pasta española, tejuelos. Pequeñas rasgaduras en los planos del segundo volumen. Fina señal de taladro marginal en varias páginas de ambos tomos, sin afectar al texto. * La primera edición de esta obra se publicó en latín en 1730 (Madrid); se cita otra edición de 1765 (París). Nuestra edición fue la primera en lengua castellana, traducida por Luis de Durán y de Bastero. Es obra importante para estudiosos de la iconografía. El autor (Tenerife 1656-Madrid 1730) fue uno de los fundadores de la Real Academia de la Lengua y colaboró en la primera edición del Diccionario. Palau 120853. CCPB 63129-9. Iconografía. Religión. Art litúrgic Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria anticuaria Farré]
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        Il Pastor Fido

      Parigi - Gio. Cl Molini, 1782. Parigi - Gio. Cl Molini, 1782 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A decorative edition of this famous Italian work with thefascinating provenance of diplomat Sir Thomas Francis Wade. Bound in leather with gilt decoration. With some decorative head and tail pieces. In Italian. With the armorial bookplate of Thomas Francis Wade to the front pastedown. Sir Thomas Francis Wade, 1818 - 1895, was an English diplomatist and Sinologist. Giovanni Battista Guarini, 1538 1612, was an Italian poet, dramatist, and diplomat. Il pastor fido is a pastoral tragicomedy set in Arcadia and isof the most famous plays of the 17th century. Condition: The textblock binding is generally tight and firm. The inner hinges are strained. There is some wear to the extremities, including some past worming and rubbing. Internally the pages have slight browning and light foxing. There is evidence of past worming from the front to page 50 and from page 290 to the rear, largely marginal, and only occasionally affects the text. Overall the condition is good only..

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        VIAGE DE ESPAÑA, en que se da noticia de las cosas más apreciables, y dignas de saberse, que hay en ella. Tomo quinto. Trata de Madrid.

      - Por d. Joachin Ibarra. Madrid. 1782. XXIpp.+328pp.+6 grabados (5 de ellos plegados). Exlibris ant. Props. 18 x 12 cm. Enc. plena piel con filos dorados, el lomo agrietado. MADRID [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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