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        Description des Projets et de la Construction des Ponts de Neuilly, de Mantes, d'Orléans et autres, du Projet du Canal de Bourgogne, Pour la Communication des deux Mers par Dijon, et de celui de la Conduite des Eaux de l'Yvette et de Bièvre à Paris

      Engraved frontis. port., engraved vignettes on titles & 67 magnificent engraved plates (many folding or double-page). Two vols. Large folios, cont. calf, spines gilt. Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1782-83. [bound with]: --Supplément. Eleven magnificent engraved plates (many folding). Large folio, orig. boards. Paris: Didot & Jombert, 1789. First edition and a very fine set of this splendid and handsomely illustrated book. "Jean Rodolphe Perronet is the father of modern bridge building and in his hands the masonry bridge reached technical and aesthetic perfection. He discarded the traditional rules of thumb, instead developing a fundamentally scientific approach to bridge design, and his precepts as laid down in this work have been followed ever since... "While working on Hupeau's bridge at Mantes (begun 1757) Perronet, observing the movement of piers during construction, satisfied himself that in a completed multi-arch bridge adjacent arches thrust against each other and the piers only carry a vertical load. Traditionally, wide piers were needed only because each arch was built separately. Perronet realised that if he built all the arches at the same time and struck their centring simultaneously he could substantially reduce the size and cost of the piers and foundations. In his own bridge at Neuilly (begun 1768) he pioneered this revolutionary method of construction, the practical confirmation of theories advanced by earlier writers. Furthermore, he appreciated that arches could be very much shallower if the abutments were made capable of carrying the higher thrust. His next, and most radical, bridge at Pont-Sainte-Maxence (begun 1772) had a rise to span ratio of 1:11 as against the traditional 1:5, thus giving to the masonry bridge an entirely new architectural form. In this book all these bridges are described and very beautifully illustrated together with Perronet's best-known structure, the Pont de la Concorde in Paris. The single-arch bridge at Nogent, where he observed, measured and recorded the deflection of the arch after decentring, is also included. There is a lengthy description of Hupeau's earlier bridge at Orléans (begun 1751), partly because its foundations are similar to those of Mantes and Neuilly and partly to illustrate the machinery used in its construction, such as archimedean screws, chain pumps &c., which give a clear picture of contemporary building techniques. Perronet himself had developed a water-wheel at Neuilly, which, driven by the river current, powered the pumps, pile-drivers and installations. The volumes also contain the series of 'Mémoires' on pile foundations, centring, thickness of piers and so on, in which his basic design philosophy is demonstrated, together with some reports on the surveying of the Canal de Bourgogne and on Paris water supply schemes."-Elton, Cat. 15, 75. A fine and handsome set. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. Roberts & Trent, Bibliotheca Mechanica, p. 249. Timoshenko, History of Strength of Materials, p. 42-"His memoirs were widely read by structural engineers." .

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        Tavole logaritmiche del signor . corrette da molti errori occorsi nelle edizione inglese e francese e corredate di una nuova teorico-pratica spiegazione dcei loro usi da Stanislao Canovai e Gaetano Del-Ricco. Ed. prima italiana

      Pietro Allegrini, Firenze 1782 - 4º, 600 pág. aproximadamente, sin numerar. Pleno pergamino, tejuelo, cortes tintados. Primera edición en italiano de la obra del matemático inglés, compuesta por las tablas de los logaritmos ordinarios, del 1 hasta el 100000. Al final, página plegada con la tabla de las partes proporcionales.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Studio]
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        DES HERMES TRISMEGISTS

      1782. Paperback. HERMES Trismegistus. DES HERMES TRISMEGISTS wahrer alter Naturweg, oder, Geheimniss wie die grosse Universaltinctur ohne Glaser, auf Menschen und Metalle zu bereiten. Herausgegeben von einem achten Freymaurer I.C.H. Leipzig, Adam Friedrich Bohme, 1782. Octavo. viii,100pp.; [1][4]ff. First and only edition. The author, a Freemason, may be Adam Melchior Birkholz. With four copper-plate engravings of magical diagrams, populated with a skeleton and mythical beasts. Based on a group of Ptolemaic writings on magic and alchemy attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, this purports to give directions for producing the "Universal Tincture," which will turn the baser metals into gold and ensure health and longevity. A scarce and interesting treatise on alchemy, in early later buff wrappers. Sewn (upside down) into an earlier limp vellum binding, labeled in gilt on spine "Decameron del Boccaccio." Rare.

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        PLOCACOSMOS: OR THE WHOLE ART OF HAIR DRESSING

      Printed for the author, London 1782 - An Untrimmed(!) Copy of an 18th Century Book Telling Everything There Is To Know about Hair. 254 x 152 mm (10 x 6"). 3 p.l. (lacking half title), 485, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. A recent replica binding of blue paper boards backed with light gray paper spine and paper label, edges untrimmed. Engraved frontispiece illustrating Shakespeare's "Seven Ages of Man" printed in sanguine, and 10 PLATES OF ELABORATE AND FREQUENTLY FANTASTICAL HAIRSTYLES, engraved on copper by Delegal. Colas 2802; Hiler, p. 816; Lipperheide 1681. Two short marginal tears to frontispiece, the text printed on paper a shade less than bright, occasional minor foxing or smudges to the (very generous) margins, other trivial imperfections, but an excellent copy of a book normally found in an undesirable state, the leaves and plates clean and fresh, and the replica binding as new. Published for ladies' maids and valets as well as that less fortunate woman who relied on her own hands for hairstyling, this work supplies "ample rules . . . [and] directions" for arranging and preserving hair, along "with a history of the hair and head dress, from the earliest ages to the present time, particularly as they have appeared upon the English stage" during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. Our author/hairdresser James Stewart offers a comprehensive analysis of hair's growth, nature, and color as well as the various products, cosmetics, and wigs that might be used in hair care, styling, and replacement. No doubt to widen the potential customer base for the book, its protracted subtitle goes on to inform us that "the plan of this work requiring it, there are also complete rules for the management of children and education of youth; and excellent rules for the preservation of the health and happiness of age; being a guide through the seven ages of man: the whole interspersed with moral thoughts, being necessary for all families." Stewart has illustrated this work with some of his elegant and fanciful creations for both men and women, the latter evidencing his (intuitive) belief in the old Southern maxim, "The higher the hair, the closer to God." He employs actresses for his examples, and throws in occasionally unkind commentary on the personal grooming of past and present stars of the stage. It would be nice to see this work on bright paper, but all of the other copies we have seen of it have been affected by overall browning and significant foxing. This is not a common book: ABPC lists sales of just three copies in the last 29 years). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England; Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung or aid in Churches

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, by W. Jackson and A. Hamilton...and sold by W. Davison... 1782 Bound with: [Vickers, William]. A Companion to the Altar. Shewing the Nature and Necessity of a Sacramental Preparation In order to worthy receiving Holy Communication...London: Printed by Assignment from E. Parker for Thos. Beecroft, [1781]. [and:] The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English metre, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and Others...Oxford: Printed at the Clarendom Press by W. Jackson and A. Hamilton, 1782. Twelvemo. Text of the Book of Common Prayer in two columns. Vickers swork with engraved title and frontipiece. Three volumes in one, attractively bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt key border design on front and back covers, spine elaborately gilt-toooled in compartments, all edges gilt. Some gatherings a bit loose, some of the gilt gone from edges, but a very attractive copy. With the contemporary autograph of "Martha Ker" on the title-page of the fist work. ESTC T81388 locates copies of this Book of Common Prayer in the British Library and Bodleian only. For the Companion, ESTC T76551 locates the British Library copy only. ESTC T88830 locates copies at the British Library and Birmingham only.

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/I]
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        Amusemens des dames dans les oiseaux de volière; ou traité des oiseaux qui peuvent servir d'amusement au beau sexe.

      Chez l'auteur 1782 - Paris, chez l'auteur, 1782. In 12 de VIII-327pp., reliure en plein maroquin marron chocolat postérieure de la fin du XIXème siècle, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de pointillés dorés, caissons dorés avec doubles filets dorés et fleurons dorés, titre doré, dentelle dorée sur trois bordures des deux contreplats, petit trou de ver touchant deux lettres à la page D 7, sans gravité, deux trous de vers touchant des lettres aux trois derniers feuillets, sans gravité et sans altérer la lecture, ex-libris, belle reliure, bel exemplaire. Seconde édition de ce traité avec un nouveau titre de l'adaptation par Buch'oz (1731-1807), du livre d'Olina "Ucceleria." traitant des oiseaux en cage, qui fut édité sous le titre ''Amusemens innocens.''. Pierre-Joseph Buch'oz est aussi l'auteur d'une monumentale ''Histoire universelle du règne végétal ou nouveau dictionnaire physique et oeconomique, de toutes les plantes qui croissent sur la surface du globe." 14 vol. comprenant 1200 gravures, publiée entre 1772 et 1784. Il publia également deux herbiers: le premier ''Herbier colorié de l'Amérique" et le second rarissime: ''Herbier colorié de l'Asie, représentant les plantes les plus rares et les plus curieuses, qui se trouvent dans cette partie du monde, Pour servir a l'intelligence de l'Histoire Générale et Oeconomique des 3 règnes" (1783), contenant chacun 100 planches coloriées en couleurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Scritti]
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        VOYAGE AUX INDES ORIENTALES ET A LA CHINE, FAIT PAR ORDRE DU ROI, DEPUIS 1774 JUSQU'EN 1781: DANS LEQUEL ON TRAITE DES MOEURS, DE LA RELIGION, DES SCIENCES & DES ARTS DES INDIENS, DES CHINOIS, DES Pâ?¦GOUINS, & DES MADâ?¦GASSES ; SUIVI D'OBSERVATIONS SUR LE CAP DE BONNE-ESPâ?¦RANCE, LES ISLES DE FRANCE &C DE BOURBON, LES MALDIVES, CEYLAN, MALACCA, LES PHILIPPINES & LES MOLUQUES, & DE RECHERCHES SUR L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DE CES PAYS

      Chez l'Auteur, Froule, Nyon, Barrois, le jeune Paris: Chez l'Auteur, Froule, Nyon, Barrois, le jeune, 1782. First Edition. Hardcover. Armorial bookplate of W. W. Rockhill on front pastedowns. Scattered light foxing, a few plates and leaves toned. Near Fine. Two quarto (/8" x 10-1/4") volumes bound in contemporary gilt-ruled calf leather sympathetically rebacked preserving the gilt-decorated spines with morocco spine labels;[iii] - [xvi], 317, [1]; [x], v - viii, 298 pages with the list of subscribers bound in volume 2 following the title page, half titles lacking. Illustrated with 140 full-page engravings, including several double page, of native life and natural history engraved by Poisson from drawings by Sonnerat. The author traveled to the Maldives, Ceylon, the Phillipines, China, Burma, Madagascar, the Cape of Good Hope and elsewhere. A much less desirable octavo edition was published in the same year. Brunet V, 442: "Pour la beaute des epreuves, cette edition est preferable a celle de 1806"; Cordier, Sinica II, 2102; Hill 1608: a "celebrated classic of natural history exploration and discoveries in the Far East"; Nissen IVB 886; Pritzel 8774; Wood 577; Zimmer 597.

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        A.?) Abrégé de la vie des peintres, dont les tableaux composent la galerie electoral de Dresde.

      Avec le détail de tous les tableaux de cette collection & des éclaircissemens historiques sur ces chefs-d'uvres de la peinture. Dresden, Freres Walther, 1782. 8vo. Engr. front,+ (18),+ 467,+ (1) pp. The engraved frontispiece by Pierre Hutin is cut within picture. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt with red label, yellow edges. Holzmann-Bohatta I, 488. Lehninger also wrote "Description de la ville de Dresde"

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        The Journey from Chester to London. WITH. The Journey to Snowdon

      B White 1782. 1st ed, 1782, 22 pl, 1 woodcut + 1st ed 1781, 11 pls, 3 vign. Both of Pennants Journeys bound into 1 volume. In contemporary tree calf, corners and edges bumped worn. Re-spined brown calf c late 1800s, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to black leather label, edges rubbed. Spine, title in black ink to paper label. Internally, bookplate to fpd (Boult), hinge cracked, titlepage with woodcut of East Gate Chester by M Griffiths, [2], [1], (ii-iv), [1], 2-452 pp, 22 pl (1 folding), 1 woodcut, [6] index. WITH The Journey to Snowdon, [Thomas PENNANT], 1781, 1st ed, Henry Hughes, [2], (ii), [2], [1], 2-197 pp, [3] errata advert, 11 plates (complete), 3 vignettes, both titles have engraved titlepages. Some light spotting and offsetting. (ESTC T160571 & N498600. Allibone 1553. Lowndes 1823. Graesse 192. Brunet 480) Pennant's visits to London were frequent and he seldom went straight home. The record of these journeys, "formed from journals made at different times", he published in 1782, under the title of The Journey from Chester to London, this was the last of his Tours to be published in his lifetime. The Journey to Snowdon was his second journey to Wales of three, and included Snowdonia, the Llyn Peninsula, Caernarvon, Anglesey, and the North East Coast. PENNANT, naturalist, antiquary, and traveller, travelled widely, visiting Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Continent (Europe), Scotland, the Hebrides, and various parts of England and Wales. The accounts which he wrote of his journeys in Scotland, to London, and especially in North Wales, are among his best literary works. See NLW WBO for a full Bio.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England; Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung or aid in Churches.

      Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, by W. Jackson and A. HamiltonÉand sold by W. DavisonÉ 1782. - ESTC T81388 locates copies of this Book of Common Prayer in the British Library and Bodleian only. For the Companion, ESTC T76551 locates the British Library copy only. ESTC T88830 locates copies at the British Library and Birmingham only. Twelvemo. Text of the Book of Common Prayer in two columns. Vickers swork with engraved title and frontipiece. Bound with: [Vickers, William]. A Companion to the Altar. Shewing the Nature and Necessity of a Sacramental Preparation In order to worthy receiving Holy CommunicationÉLondon: Printed by Assignment from E. Parker for Thos. Beecroft, [1781]. [and:] The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English metre, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and OthersÉOxford: Printed at the Clarendom Press by W. Jackson and A. Hamilton, 1782. Three volumes in one, attractively bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt key border design on front and back covers, spine elaborately gilt-toooled in compartments, all edges gilt. Some gatherings a bit loose, some of the gilt gone from edges, but a very attractive copy. With the contemporary autograph of "Martha Ker" on the title-page of the fist work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson Books, A.B.A.A.]
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        Description des Projets et de la Construction des Ponts de Neuilly, de Mantes, d'Orléans et autres, du Projet du Canal de Bourgogne, Pour la Communication des deux Mers par Dijon, et de celui de la Conduite des Eaux de l'Yvette et de Bièvre à Paris

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale. 1782-83. 2 Vols, folio, engraved portrait, vignette titles and 67 plates and plans, many folding or double-page, half calf. A slim supplement containing 11 plates was issued in 1789.

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        I. Tombasis, burning a Turkish ship of the line"

      Philhellenic: Munich H. Kohler c1835. Tinted lithograph, as issued, of Iakovos Tombaziz from Peter von Hess's Album of Greek Heroism, or the Deliverance of Greece / Griechenlands Befreiung ... in XXXIX Bildern.[ First edition.] within decorative borders incorporating captions in Greek, German, French & English. The borders are decorated with guns, swords and helmets with the Greek flag to the left; on the right a crucifix and other emblems of the Christian church; at the top Turkish weapons, laid down, with a fez ,and below, sails and naval instruments. Iakovos "Yiakoumakis" Tombazis c. 1782-1829) was a merchant and ship-owner from the Greek island of Hydra who became the first Admiral of the Greek Navy, during the Greek War of Independence. In 1818, he was initiated into the Filiki Eteria, which was preparing the ground for the revolt. When the war broke out, his fellow islanders made Tombazis admiral of the fleet of Hydra. He took part in several clashes against the Sultan's Navy in the eastern Aegean and soon realized that the Greek warships, being mostly converted and armed merchantmen, could not face the Ottoman ships of the line in conventional combat. He therefore proposed the use of fireships instead, and sent Dimitrios Papanikolis to burn the Turkish frigate Moving Mountain anchored at Eresos on Lesbos. Image bright and clean; light spotting to blank borders. Peter( Heinrich Lambert} von Hess 1792-1871, was a German painter, known for historic paintings, especially of the Napoleonic Wars and the Greek War of Independence. In 1833, at Ludwig's request, he accompanied Otto of Greece to the newly formed Kingdom of Greece, where at Athens he gathered materials for pictures of the war of liberation. He stayed nine months in Greece, interviewing heroes and eyewitnesses of the 1821 revolution. His first- hand knowledge of the heroes gives power to his work. He drew 39 historical persons The sketches which he then made were placed, forty in number, in the Pinakothek, after being copied in wax on a large scale by Nilsen, in the northern arcades of the Hofgarten at Munich, [sadly now destroyed]. It should be noted that Hess was not present during the Revolution; the paintings are representations of reported events. many are of Greek victories, or of heroic deaths of the Greek leaders. Not in Blackmer ,Droulia or Contominas. Philhellenic Iakovos "Yiakoumakis" Tombazis

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        An Exposition of English Insects Including the Several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, & Diptera, or Bees, Flies & Libellulae ... Minutely Described, Arranged, & Named According to the Linnean System with Remarks

      G : in Good condition. Cover heavily rubbed at edges with corner wear. Some light dust marking. Page 45 and 79 [text pages] torn with no loss. Several plates smudged with remnants of pencil marks otherwise illustrations bright [Second Edition] Half leather marbled board cover 330mm x 250mm (13" x 10"). 170pp. One plain plain and 51 hand coloured copper plates, including frontispiece. Text in English and French.

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        Traite d' Architecture

      Nurnberg : Weigel, 1782. Collation, [2],106[2]pp, 182 engraved plates, 2 volume in 1, engraved title. Bound in modern half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, leather title label. Binding in excellent condition, without any wear. Internally, 5 leaves of text have a burn hole on margin, not affecting text. Pages and engraved plates in very good clean condition. A very nice well bound copy. A9. Half Calf. Very Good Plus. Small Quarto.

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

      London: J. Nichols, 1782. Inscribed by Baillie to CruikshankHunter, 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. Red crushed morocco gilt 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. Inscribed by Matthew Baillie (1761-1823) to William Cruikshank (1745-1800) on the front flyleaf: "To Mr. Cruikshank with Mr. Baillie's best Compliments." 19th cent. ownership signature of Edward Thomas, dated Sept. 14, 1839, and later note, presumably by a Thomas descendent. First Edition of the first and only published installment of the catalogue of William Hunter'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's death, by the terms of his will, the coin collection, together with Hunter'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's Hunterian Museum. 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'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). Our copy of Nummorum veterum populorum et urbium has an outstanding association, being inscribed by Hunter's nephew Matthew Baillie to Hunter's assistant William Cruikshank. Baillie and Cruikshank took over the administration of Hunter's Windmill Street anatomy school after Hunter'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'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

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        VOYAGE AUX INDES ORIENTALES ET A LA CHINE, FAIT PAR ORDRE DU ROI, DEPUIS 1774 JUSQU'EN 1781: DANS LEQUEL ON TRAITE DES MOEURS, DE LA RELIGION, DES SCIENCES & DES ARTS DES INDIENS, DES CHINOIS, DES PÉGOUINS, & DES MADÉGASSES ; SUIVI D'OBSERVATIONS SUR LE CAP DE BONNE-ESPÉRANCE, LES ISLES DE FRANCE &C DE BOURBON, LES MALDIVES, CEYLAN, MALACCA, LES PHILIPPINES & LES MOLUQUES, & DE RECHERCHES SUR L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DE CES PAYS

      Chez l'Auteur, Froule, Nyon, Barrois, le jeune, Paris 1782 - Two quarto (/8" x 10-1/4") volumes bound in contemporary gilt-ruled calf leather sympathetically rebacked preserving the gilt-decorated spines with morocco spine labels;[iii] - [xvi], 317, [1]; [x], v - viii, 298 pages with the list of subscribers bound in volume 2 following the title page, half titles lacking. Illustrated with 140 full-page engravings, including several double page, of native life and natural history engraved by Poisson from drawings by Sonnerat. The author traveled to the Maldives, Ceylon, the Phillipines, China, Burma, Madagascar, the Cape of Good Hope and elsewhere. A much less desirable octavo edition was published in the same year. Brunet V, 442: "Pour la beaute des epreuves, cette edition est preferable a celle de 1806"; Cordier, Sinica II, 2102; Hill 1608: a "celebrated classic of natural history exploration and discoveries in the Far East"; Nissen IVB 886; Pritzel 8774; Wood 577; Zimmer 597. Armorial bookplate of W. W. Rockhill on front pastedowns. Scattered light foxing, a few plates and leaves toned. Near Fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        OPERE

      Londra si vende Livorno presso Gio Tommaso Masie Comp 1782. . 12 vols. 12mo. Port. frontis., engraved t.ps., 36 plates. Marbled e.ps., sm. bookplate, some light browning and sporadic light staining, full cats paw sheep, gilt ruling with gilt lettered title label to spines. Probably printed in Leghorn.& ESTC T203091. Additional postage may be necessary. US$608

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        REFLEXIONES IMPARCIALES SOBRE LA HUMANIDAD DE LOS ESPAÑOLES EN LAS INDIAS, CONTRA LOS PRETENDIDOS FILOSOFOS Y POLITICOS.

      Madrid: Por D. Joachin Ibarra., 1782. - [4],lii,315pp. Large quarto. Contemporary red morocco, tooled in gilt with coat of arms stamped in gilt on cover. Lightly rubbed at extremities, some minor staining to boards. Minor staining to last few text leaves. Blue watered silk endpapers, small bookplate on front pastedown; a.e.g. Negligible foxing. Very good. The first Spanish edition, translated from the original Italian written by an exiled Spanish Jesuit. Nuix weighs in on the controversy surrounding Spanish treatment of the native population in the Americas. Though he recognizes the violence perpetrated against the Indians, he defends Spanish colonialism as a grand and greater good brought to the Americas. This is a large paper copy of this important work, bound especially for Charles III, King of Spain (1759-1788) in full red morocco. The covers are stamped with the royal coat of arms. A discrete 19th-century bookplate of the Baroness Rothschild adorns the front pastedown, showing the embossed arms of the Rothschild family. Large paper copies of this work are exceedingly rare, and certainly none have so fine a provenance as this. PALAU 196692. SABIN 56309. MEDINA 5007.

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        Viage de España en que se da noticia de las cosas mas apreciables, y dignas de saberse, que hay en ella. Tomos V [Madrid] y VI: Trata de Madrid y Sitios Reales inmediatos. Segunda Impresion.

      Madrid, Por Don Joachin Ibarra, 1782. - Dos tomos es 4to. menor; XXIII-360 pp. y 5 láminas, 4 de ellas plegadas + XL-234 pp. y dos láminas y una más plegada. Encuadernación no uniforme, en pergamino y en piel con lomera ornada y tejuelos, de la época.

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        THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

      W. Strahan and T. Cadell 1782-88. . Mixed Ed. Vols. 1 2 3 New [3rd] Eds. Vol. 4 5 & 6 1st Eds. 6 vols. 4to. Half title present in vols. 2-6. Port. frontis. after Joshua Reynolds, 2 folding maps, single sheet map. Ex.-libris John Hawkesworth, some light browning, handsome contemporary tree calf boards, some wear to corners, sympathetically rebacked with much of original spines laid down, gilt ruling and dec. gilt compartments with gilt lettered title labels to spines. Edward Gibbon (1737–1794), historian. ODNB ‘... In December 1788 Adam Smith congratulated Gibbon on the completion of the great work: ‘by the universal assent of every man of taste and learning … it sets you at the very head of the whole literary tribe at present existing in Europe’...’ Additional postage may be necessary. US$3520

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        Lodbrokar-Quida; or The Death-Song of Lodbroc;

      now first correctly printed from various Manuscripts, with a free English translation. To which are added, the various readings; a literal Latin version; an Islando-Latino glossary; and explanatory notes. By James Johnstone A.M. Chaplain to His Britannic Majesty´s Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Denmark. (Copenhagen): Printed for the Author 1782. Sm8vo. (4) + 111 pp. Modern full calf. Uncut and clean.. James Johnstone was chaplain to the English envoy to Denmark

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        VOYAGE AUX INDES ORIENTALES ET A LA CHINE, FAIT PAR ORDRE DU ROI, DEPUIS 1774 JUSQU'EN 1781: DANS LEQUEL ON TRAITE DES MOEURS, DE LA RELIGION, DES SCIENCES & DES ARTS DES INDIENS, DES CHINOIS, DES PÉGOUINS, & DES MADÉGASSES ; SUIVI D'OBSERVATIONS SUR LE CAP DE BONNE-ESPÉRANCE, LES ISLES DE FRANCE &C DE BOURBON, LES MALDIVES, CEYLAN, MALACCA, LES PHILIPPINES & LES MOLUQUES, & DE RECHERCHES SUR L'HISTOIRE NATURELLE DE CES PAYS

      Paris: Chez l'Auteur, Froule, Nyon, Barrois, le jeune, 1782. First Edition. Hardcover. Armorial bookplate of W. W. Rockhill on front pastedowns. Scattered light foxing, a few plates and leaves toned. Near Fine. Two quarto (/8" x 10-1/4") volumes bound in contemporary gilt-ruled calf leather sympathetically rebacked preserving the gilt-decorated spines with morocco spine labels;[iii] - [xvi], 317, [1]; [x], v - viii, 298 pages with the list of subscribers bound in volume 2 following the title page, half titles lacking. Illustrated with 140 full-page engravings, including several double page, of native life and natural history engraved by Poisson from drawings by Sonnerat. The author traveled to the Maldives, Ceylon, the Phillipines, China, Burma, Madagascar, the Cape of Good Hope and elsewhere. A much less desirable octavo edition was published in the same year. Brunet V, 442: "Pour la beaute des epreuves, cette edition est preferable a celle de 1806"; Cordier, Sinica II, 2102; Hill 1608: a "celebrated classic of natural history exploration and discoveries in the Far East"; Nissen IVB 886; Pritzel 8774; Wood 577; Zimmer 597.

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        A New Map of Scotland or North Britain, Wherein all the Post and other Public Roads are correctly Delineated; with the adjacent parts of England and Ireland

      London: Sayer and Bennett, 1782. unbound. Map, in two sheets. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand color. Each image measures 24.5" x 41.75". This two-part, large-scale wall map of Scotland depicts the country in intricate detail, with a particular focus on roads. has a particular focus on travel and post roads. Hand-colored lines divide and subdivide shires, mountains are depicted pictorially, and bodies of water such as lochs are all labeled. At the upper right is a large inset of the "Zetland or Shetland Islands." The upper left corner contains a decorative title cartouche, and a beautiful compass rose appears in the lower right. The map's lower left contains a key of "Distances of the Principal Stages on the Great Roads Leading from Edin [Edinburgh]." The map is in very good condition with little edge wear. Minor offsetting throughout. Robert Sayer (1725- 794) was an important English publisher of maps, portraits, and nautical engravings. Partnering with John Bennett around the 1760s, the two published the works of well-known cartographers such as Kitchen, Jefferys, Belling, d'Anville and others. This beautiful, large-scale map is an impressive example of his work.

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        The Experienced English Housekeeper, for the Use and Ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks, &c

      London: R. Baldwin 1782 London: R. Baldwin, 1782. Eighth edition. 8vo. Portrait frontispiece (the first edition to have a portrait), 3 folding plates (stove and 2 place-settings), facsimile of the author's signature on p. 1. [iv], [iv], 384, [18, index], [2, publisher's catalogue] pp. Contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked. Edges worn, still a nice copy. Cagle 947; Maclean, p. 123; Bitting, p. 387. Provenance: Mary Oates (her signature on the title-page); Nicholas Pearse (bookplate) . An early edition of this immensely popular housekeeping manual, first published in Manchester in 1769. This is the first edition of Raffald's work published after her death; as she refused to have her likeness published, it is also the first edition to include the portrait frontispiece

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        Istoria della citta di Gibilterra in Spagna con la descrizione della medesima, porto, baia ... e una esatta relazione di tutti gli assedj, vicende di essa, e le giuste epoche fino al tempo presente. Data alla luce da F.B.A.A

      Florenz, Pagani, 1782.. Mit 2 (1 gefalt.) Porträts und großer gefalt. Kupferansicht von Gibraltar. 44 S. Pappband. Palau VII, 122068; ICCU\LO1E\016777. Zweite Ausgabe. - Mit Porträts des Herzogs Berton de Crillon sowie des Generals Elliot, Gegner bei der spanischen Belagerung Gibraltars. Die Falttafel mit Ansicht von Gibraltar mit Schiffsstaffage. - Etwas berieben. Unbeschnitten. Etwas angestaubt, gering fleckig.

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        Prospect von Gibraltar mit seinen Werken, umliegenden Gegenden und iezigen neuen Belagerungs-Anstalten. Gezeichnet ... im Jahr 1782

      (Berlin,, 1782).. Einblattdruck mit Kupferstich (von D. Berger) und dreispaltigem typographischen Text. Blattgröße: 44,1 x 36,5 cm. Drugulin 5109. - Seltenes Blatt zur großen Belagerung 1779-83. Die präzise Ansicht von dem Berliner Kupferstecher Daniel Berger (1744-1825) ist mit einer ausführlichen Legende versehen (zusammen 94 Nummern). - Mehrere Falze, Ränder leicht gebräunt.

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        Carta topografica de? contorni di Genova e delle due valli di Polcevera e Bisagno con sue adiacente.

      Halle, 1782. Incisione in rame, b/n, cm 38,5 x 44,5 ca. (alla lastra). Stemma con titolo entro cartiglio nella parte superiore, ?Scala di miglia due italiane? in piccolo riquadro in bs. a s., due navi e una rosa dei venti nel mare. Buon esemplare su carta fine, unico difetto un ritaglio della carta al margine laterale sinistro, fuori dal margine.

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        Diario pieno e distinto del viaggio fatto a Vienna dal Sommo Pontefice Pio Papa Sesto.

      Nella Stamperia della Camera Apostolica,, In Roma, 1782 - Cm. 25, pp. (2) 71 (1). Con la raffigurazione di Pio Sesto entro medaglioni al frontespizio e 5 tavole fuori testo con particolari del viaggio ed alcune medaglie. Il tutto inciso in rame da Pietro Leone Bombelli. Legatura coeva in cart. alla rustica. Qualche lieve gora chiara marginale, peraltro esemplare genuino ed in buono stato di conservazione. Si tratta della prima edizione (una seconda apparve nel 1783) di questa dettagliata descrizione del viaggio intrapreso da Pio VI fino a Vienna per incontrare Giuseppe II. Tale impegnativo viaggio gli fece meritare l'appellativo di "peregrinus apostolicus". Assai raro a reperirsi con le interessanti tavole legate in fine che verosimilmente furono aggiunte solo a pochi esemplari. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Memoirs of the Ancient Earls of Warren and Surrey, and Their Descendants to the Present Time

      Warrington: William Eyres, 1782. Two volumes complete - Volume One - vi, 304pp, [16] and Volume Two - [2], 245pp, [11]. Full russian calf, raised double bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, volume number to fourth, remaining with small central oval tool in gilt, covers with thick and thin fillet border surrounding a rolled frame, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, a.e.g. with spot pattern endpapers. Rubbed to extremities, spines and covers slightly faded, small repair to head of spine of volume two, front outer joint of volume two chipped and worn with small amount of loss to leather. Internally fairly bright and clean, small rust hole / abrasion to one plate in volume one, inside plate mark but not affecting image, old sellotape 'repair' to foot of M4 in volume two with small amount of associated staining. Previous owner's armorial book plate to front pastedowns. With thirty-five plates in volume one and twenty in volume two (as called for by Moule), including five folding, and chiefly engraved by James Basire. Originally published privately in an edition of only six copies in 1776, the book attempts to prove that Sir George Warren was entitled to the Earldom of Surrey. Moule describes the work as 'handsome', but according to a later note claims that the book has left the matter in dispute, 'in very great doubt' (Moule, pg 445). Lowndes I:2854; Moule DCLIX.. First Thus. Full Calf. Good+. Illus. by Basire, J.. 4to.

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        Il bergamasco diviso ne' suoi distretti di nuova projezione

      Venezia, presso Antonio Zatta, 1782Incisione su rame, confini, cartiglio e bordura millimetrica acquerellati all'epoca, mm. 435x325 alla battuta + ampi marg. bianchi integri. Piegata centralmnete all'origine.

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        Formolario Pratico-Legale per Uso Dei Notaj, Si Tratta in Esso

      1782. Spezzacatena, Antonio. Formolario Pratico-Legale per Uso Dei Notaj: Si Tratta in Esso di Varie Cose Appartenenti ai Notaj; Del Giudice a Contratti; Dei Testimoni; Dei Protocolli; Degli Strumenti Generalmente Presi colle Loro Solennita; Di Varie Specie di Compere, E Vendite; E di Altri Diversi Atti tra Vivi, E di Ultime Volonta; Il Tutto Avvalorato Coll' Autorita Legale; E Colle Rispettive Formole. Naples: A Spese di Giuseppe de Dominicis, 1782. Two volumes bound as one. Quarto (9" x 7"). Contemporary vellum, early hand-lettered title to spine. Some soiling and minor stains, rubbing to extremities with minor chipping along joints and edges, corners bumped, boards slightly bowed, front hinge cracked. Moderate toning, occasional foxing, dampstaining in some places, minor edgewear to endleaves, small worm holes to fore-edges through p. 46 with no loss to text. A solid copy of a scarce edition. * First edition. From the establishment of the legal profession onward, a notary was an important legal officer in Continental law with a role analogous to a present-day English solicitor. This treatise was written for notaries in the Kingdom of Naples. A second edition followed in 1789-90. The third edition, its last was issued in 1798, a year before the establishment of French rule under Napoleon. In 1816 it became one of the two parts of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, which became the largest and wealthiest of the Italian states before unification. All editions are scarce. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (at UC-Berkeley Law School, which has a third edition). Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        The Experienced English Housekeeper, for the Use and Ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks, &c

      London: R. Baldwin, 1782. Eighth edition. 8vo. Portrait frontispiece (the first edition to have a portrait), 3 folding plates (stove and 2 place-settings), facsimile of the author's signature on p. 1. [iv], [iv], 384, [18, index], [2, publisher's catalogue] pp. Contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked. Edges worn, still a nice copy. Cagle 947; Maclean, p. 123; Bitting, p. 387. Provenance: Mary Oates (her signature on the title-page); Nicholas Pearse (bookplate) . An early edition of this immensely popular housekeeping manual, first published in Manchester in 1769. This is the first edition of Raffald's work published after her death; as she refused to have her likeness published, it is also the first edition to include the portrait frontispiece

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        Quaderno di compre e vendite dei bestiami di noi Lorenzo e Angelo Franceschi di partina (Arezzo). Princiapiato questo dì 29 Giugno 1782.

      1782- 1786 0 [700 manoscritto Partina Arezzo](cm. 16 x 12) Solida piena pergamena originale con ribalta di chiusura. Manoscritto cartaceo in italiano di 414 pagine numerate in chiara grafia di più mani. Interessante documento per lo studio delle fiere e mercati aretini: Bibbiena, Poppi, Pieve S. Stefano, Cortona, Castiglioni, S. Rocco, Chitignano ecc... Ricco di date, descrizione e prezi dei vari animali. Sono anche citate alcune famiglie come: Bruschi, Cipolleschi, Tavanti, Guadagnoli, Lazzeri, Piccini ecc... Legatura rustica, qualche segno d'uso, alcune macchie d'inchiostro a volte celano qualche parola ma buona conservazione di questo curioso quadernuccio di appunti personali dal 1782 al 1786. Provenienza: Libreria antiquaria badiali Arezzo 1976. [f84] manoscritto

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        THE CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA; CONTAINING ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION AND PERPETUAL UNION...LAWS ENACTED IN THE FIRST SITTING OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY (1776-1777)....SECOND SITTING (MAY-JUNE 1777)....THIRD SITTING (MAY 1778)....ENACTED (1779)....enacted (1780)....enacted (1781)

      Philadelphia. Good. c. 1782. Hardcover. 8.25" x 12". Full brown calf leather bound cover with 5 raised bands and stamped border detail has very heavy wear to extremities particularly corners and caps. There is a very large chip in the leather on the front board. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Lacking title page and front matter through page ii. First page present is page iii of the Declaration of Independence. Pages have ocassional foxing but are otherwise clean and in good condition. Former owner's inscription on rear endsheet (Thomas Bull, 1784) . Contents include all the general assemblies from 1776 thru February 6, 1781. ; 527 + index pages .

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        LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, ou Lettres Recueillies dans une Société publiées pour l'instruction de quelques Autres. Par M. C.. de L...

      Four parts bound in two volumes. [4], 199; [4], 188; [4] 175; [4], 208 pages. Re-backed sometimes over earlier boards; red and black labels. Bindings : 14 x 9.2 cm. Piece cut from the front endpaper and the half title of Part one, also the half-title of part three, presumably to remove an ownership name; inner joints repaired when re-backed; both volumes lack one of two rear endpapers; some very occasional minor spotting; else a very good set. Anthony Blunt's copy with his characteristic pencilled name, 'A.F. Blunt' on the front endpaper of the first volume. This would appear to be the third edition of this famous epistolatory novel, first published in 1782. The majority of Anthony Blunt's library, some 700 antiquarian titles, was acquired by the Courtauld Institute. Many of the copies in the collection bear the same pencilled ownership name. Blunt, born in 1907, joined the British Army at the start of the Second World War and in 1940 was recruited by MI5. After the War, King George VI appointed Blunt Surveyor of the King's Art. He also became director of the Courtauld Institute of Art. His elevated position in society remained throughout the 1950's and into the early 1960's. But this all changed in 1964 when MI5 charged him with being the fourth man in a quartet of Soviet spies known as the 'Cambridge Four.' When assured he would have immunity from prosecution, Blunt confessed. He died in 1963 a recluse.

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        Eisheth Chayil [¿Woman of Valor¿: Laws and prayers for women].

      Giovanni Vincenzio Falorni, Leghorn = Livorno, Italy 1782 - Bilingual edition: Hebrew texts in square characters with instructions in Rashi script (right to left); Spanish interspersed with Hebrew (left to right). ff. 5; pp. 6. Trace foxed, small tear to lower margin of final leaf. Ex-library. Beautiful contemporary stiff floriated wrappers. 12mo. Vinograd, Livorno 185. A charming book. The Italian poet Jacob Meldola was the son of Haham David Meldola (died 1745) who served as Rosh Yeshiva of Livorno. The Meldolas were Sephardim who settled in Livorno, spiritually enriching Jewish life throughout the Sephardi diaspora for two centuries. See JE, Volume VIII, page 451 (Genealogical Tree of the Meldola Family ), and page 454, number 21. OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 4 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Umstandliche Geschichte der Kaiserl. und des Heil. Romischen Reichs Freyen Stadt Lubeck

      Lubeck, Germany: Georg Chr. Green [et al] 1782-1805. 1st eds.. S hardcover/bds. small 4tos ca. 550pp/vol Text in German. History of the port city in 17 par ts, from late Roman times to the beginning of the 19th century; plus an app endix and index. Notable for the folding engraved plate preceding title pag e of volume 1, with a general view of the city, including the city's arms. 3 volumes complete (volume 1 dated 1782, volume 2 dated 1784 and volume 3 d ated 1805); bound in 3/4 contemporary brown calf over matching boards, gilt -ruled spines with raised bands, gilt-stamped tan morocco spine labels, pla in endpapers, edges stained brick-red (volume 1) or dark brown (volumes 2 a nd 3). VG (general wear to head and foot of spines; edges, corners and cove rs rubbed; some internal browning, foxing and stains; previous owner's mini mal pencil annotations).

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        Deutsche Sprachlehre für die Damen. In Briefen.

      Arnold Wever, Berlin 1782 - 8vo. Mit gest. Frontispiz (E. Henne zu Geßner) u. 2 mehrf. gef. Tabellen. 1 Bl., XVI, 560 S. Hldr. d. Zeit auf 5 Bünden m. RSchild. Rotschnitt. WG 18. - Nicht bei Goedeke. - Erste Ausgabe. - Einband berieben, Gelenke angeplatzt u. sorgfältig geleimt. Hs. Name auf w. Bl. Zu Beginn Wurmspur im Rande ohne Textverlust. Bis auf wenige einzelne Flecke im Text sauber u. wohlerhalten. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen. Teil I: Europäische Gattungen, vol. 3: die Spinnerphalänen

      Erlangen, Wolfgang Walthers, 1782. 4to. Half-title, pp. 57-396 (=last) and 67 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates by Johann Carl Bock. Loose-leaved in clamshell box.* Part of one of the rarest and most beautiful works on Lepidoptera which, complete, should have 441 plates. This copy has a total of 79 plates, including the complete plate section of volume 3 and nearly complete text. The title page and the first 12 plates are in photocopy mounted on old blank sheets. In a new brown drop box. It does not include the supplement, but those plates present are of great beauty and are untrimmed. Horn-Schenkling, 6085; Nissen ZBI, 1316.

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        Bertoldo Bertoldino e Cacasenno.

      1782 - S.l. n data (Venezia, Pinolato, 1782). In 8vo (cm. 17,5); cartoncino antico; antiporta incisa in rame "Famiglia di Bertoldo"; frontespizio inciso con grande ritratto del Croce in ovale con la scritta "Giulio Cesare Croce detto dalla Lira Bologn."; pp. 396, (2). Con 20 piacevolissime xilografie popolari a piena pagina. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Map of the Kingdom of Ireland, Divided into Provinces Counties and Baronies, showing the Archbishopricks, Bishopricks, Cities, Boroughs, Market Towns, Villages, Barracks, Mountains, Lakes, Bogs, Rivers, Bridges Ferries, Passes, also the Great, the Branch, & the By Post Roads, together with the Inland Navigation &c

      London: Robert Sayer, 1782. unbound. very good. Map (in two panels). Engraving with original hand outline. Map in top panel measures 23.5" x 38.25, and panel measures 25.25" x 39". Map in bottom panel measures 24.75" x 38.5", and panel measures 26.5" x 39". Beautiful large scale wall map of Ireland in two panels. Detailed and animated cartouche. Includes black and white inset of "Sea Coasts of Great Britain and Ireland" and a table of a description of Ireland. Small chip and small tear to left edge of top panel. A few small chips to left and top edge of bottom panel. Minor foxing.

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        Encyklopädie, oder zusammenhängender Vortrag der gemeinnützigsten Kenntnisse. Gewächskunde, Thierkunde, Anthropologie und Mathematik. - Mineralogie, Naturlehre, Chemie, Astronomie, mathematische Geographie, Schiffkunst, Chronologie, Gnomonik, physische Geographie, natürliche Theologie und Sittenlehre. - Das Naturrecht, die praktische Mechanik, die bürgerliche Baukunst, die Kriegsbaukunst und die Schoffsbaukunst.

      3 Bände. Insgesammt 16 Kupfertafeln, (16 Bl.) 684 S. (1 Bl.) - (9 Bl.) 730 S. (1 Bl.) - (7 Bl.) 836 S. (1 Bl.). Lederbände der Zeit mit aufwendiger floraler Rückenvergoldung und je zwei Rückenschildern (Kapitale beschädigt, kleine Wurmspuren). 3 Bände. Seltene erste Ausgabe. - Poggendorff I, 1277; NDB 12, 135. - Georg Simon Kügel (1739-1812) war Mathematikprofessor in Helmstedt und später Professor für Mathematik und Physik an der Universität Halle (1797-98 Rektor).Teile der Encyklopädie erschienen in zahlreichen selbstständigen Monographien. "K., der kombinatorischen Schule K.F. Hindenburgs nahestehend, zählte zu den berühmtesten Mathematikern seiner Zeit, ohne die Wissenschaft durch eigene Forschung nennenswert gefördert zu haben. Seine Stärke war vielmehr seine umfassende, enzyklopädisch ausgerichtete Gelehrsamkeit und sein sicheres Empfinden für deren bestmögliche praktische Verwertung durch gründlich ausgearbeitete, gut verständlich geschriebene Werke (NDB). - Titel- und Vorsatzblätter mit handschriftlichen Besitzvermerken, teilweise leicht braunfleckig.

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        A New Map of Scotland or North Britain, Wherein all the Post and other Public Roads are correctly Delineated; with the adjacent parts of England and Ireland

      Sayer and Bennett, London 1782 - This two-part, large-scale wall map of Scotland depicts the country in intricate detail, with a particular focus on roads. has a particular focus on travel and post roads. Hand-colored lines divide and subdivide shires, mountains are depicted pictorially, and bodies of water such as lochs are all labeled. At the upper right is a large inset of the "Zetland or Shetland Islands." The upper left corner contains a decorative title cartouche, and a beautiful compass rose appears in the lower right. The map's lower left contains a key of "Distances of the Principal Stages on the Great Roads Leading from Edin [Edinburgh]." The map is in very good condition with little edge wear. Minor offsetting throughout. Robert Sayer (1725- 794) was an important English publisher of maps, portraits, and nautical engravings. Partnering with John Bennett around the 1760s, the two published the works of well-known cartographers such as Kitchen, Jefferys, Belling, d'Anville and others. This beautiful, large-scale map is an impressive example of his work. Map, in two sheets. Copper plate engraving with original outline hand color. Each image measures 24.5" x 41.75".

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