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        A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

      London: Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall 1782 - 8vo., contemporary half calf with marbled boards lettered in gilt; with minor rubbing to spine. Ninth edition of Burke's famous treatise, with a new introductory discourse concerning taste. Edward W. Titus's copy, with the founder and publisher of the Black Manikin Press's library bookplates on the front and back pastedowns. A significant association copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of Dutch Colony of the Cape of Good Hope by L. S. De la Rochette

      London, 1782 - (MAP) Image 20 x 13 inches, framed to 19 x 25-1/2 inches overall. Hand colored copper engraving by William Faden. Fine

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        The School of Raphael; or, the Student’s Guide to Expression in Historical Painting. Illustrated by Examples engraved by Duchange, and others, under the inspection of Sir Nicholas Dorigny, from his own Drawings after the most celebrated Heads in the

      John Boydell London: John Boydell, 1782. Rare, extra-illustrated second edition of an artist’s drawing manual based on the “most celebrated heads” from Raphael’s Sistine Chapel tapestry cartoons, which William and Mary had Sir Christopher Wren install in their own gallery at Hampton Court (later transferred to V & A.) Although eagerly studied by 18th century British artists as the fons et origo of academic art, the cartoons proved controversial with the advent of stronger artistic personalities. It is no accident that Sir Joshua Reynolds published an influential article during in 1759, when the first editionj of the present work appeared. "Eager to find faults in Raphael's Cartoons, Reynolds's "Connoisseur" uses them to air his familiarity with academic rules and modern art theory, citing the "Line of Beauty and Grace", the need for variety, and the virtues of pyramidal design.” (Krysmanski).The School of Raphael’s 102 plates show moods ranging from Affection (in Christ’s Charge to Peter) to Zeal (Elymas the Sorcerer).The volume also includes “THE OUTLINES of each HEAD,” (unnumbered and interleaved with plates 1-45). These Raphael heads were drawn by Nicolas Dorigny, and engraved by the best known reproductive printers of the era.. The book also included “several PLATES of the Most celebrated Antique Statues, Skeletons and Anatomical Figures, Engraved by an Eminent Artist,” (plates I-XII). This copy of The School of Raphael is extra-illustrated with four large-scale engravings of nudes in classical poses and landscapes. They were drawn and engraved by the prolific Bernard Picart (1673-1733), and likely come from a larger volume of anatomy studies (numbers 60, 62-3, 66).The present edition is known to have been in the library of Sir John Soane.OCLC: LoC, UChicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Winterthur, MMA.*Catalogue of the Library of Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, 1878, p 312; Krysmanski, "Benjamin Ralph's School of Raphael (1759): Praise for Hogarth and a Direct Source for Reynolds", British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 24 (Spring 2001), 15-32.. Folio [42.8 x 28.5 cm], [6], 21, [1] p., XI [i.e. XII], 102 leaves of plates from Dorigny’s drawings after Raphael (45 in outline), 12 on geometry, anatomy and antique sculpture, and four extra-illustrated leaves by B. Picart. Bound in nineteenth-century half calf and marbled boards with leather corners. Rubbing to spine, boards and edges, with a partial library sticker on front pastedown. Very occasional foxing to leaves and plates, a few graphite annotations in margins; order of several plates near end transposed.

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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, FIRST VOLUME FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING, VOLUME 2, SECOND EDITION, BOTH IN PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL BOARDS AS ISSUED. VOLUME1: Leicester, printed by G. Ireland for G. Robinson, 1782, 8vo, 225 x 145 mm, 8¾ x 5¾ inches, the prelims are bound out of order and are missing two leaves ix-xii, pages (iv) followed by pages xiii-xvi then i-viii, 1-324 plus viii page catalogue of the principal books quoted in the volume, still in the original publisher's boards, ink lettering on spine and upper cover, pages untrimmed. 35 mm (1½ inch) crack to top of upper hinge, slight nick to bottom of spine, corners and board edges slightly worn, insignificant old worming to inner margins throughout, varying in size but not affecting any text, occasional nicks to outer margins, not affecting any text, pages vary in size due to being untrimmed, endpapers lightly foxed, 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, 225 x 145 mm, 8¾ x 5¾ inches, pages: viii, 1-344, original boards, printed paper label. Spine worn with loss, paper label chipped with slight loss, hinges weak but still holding, light age-browning and foxing throughout, a few small corner creases, no half-title present, otherwise a good copy. Good set of first and second editions. See Hunter & Macalpine, Three Hundred Years of Psychiatry 1535-1860, pages 467-71. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Collection complette de toutes les médailles du Chévalier Jean Charles Hedlinguer, dessinées par ... et gravées en maniére noire par Jean Elie Haid

      Augsburg: Jean Jaques Haid et Fils, 1782. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio [35.5 x 26 cm]. engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait, 19, 24 pp., with 132 mezzotint engravings (numbered I-LXXVIII, 1-32 and 1-22) on 79 plates, each plate tipped to a blank page. Contemporary paper boards, spine with label in manuscript, chipped at joints and edges. Mild toning on first few leaves; edges of blank pages darkened. Old ownership stamp partially effaced in margin of title page and one other leaf. Overall an attractive copy. Very rare first edition of this work illustrating the medals of Swiss-born Johann Karl Hedlinger (1691-1771), the celebrated medalists whose works rate as "the most elegant and individualistic effigies of the 18th century." After training as a goldsmith and working for the mints in Lucerne and Paris, he was invited to become chief engraver of the Stockholm Mint, where he worked for more than a quarter century (1718-1745), commemorating events in the reigns of three monarchs and producing a series of medals that depict Swedish rulers from the 9th century onwards (plates numbered 1-32). Fuesli's preface, a short biography of Hedlinger (unsigned, but definitely not by Fuesli), and a list of subjects of the medals appear in both German and French. What follows is a veritable Who's Who of political theater during the European Baroque. The most well-represented monarch, of course, is Frederick I (r. 1720-1751), who also shares three double-portraits with Queen consort Ulrika Eleonora. In addition, Hedlinger cast a number of commemorative medals for heads of state, among them Christian VI of Denmark and Norway, and England's George II. These are generally intermixed with contemporary portraits of notable Swedes: Arvid Horn (1664-1742), general to Charles XII and manager of nearly all of Frederick's state and foreign affairs; Olof Thegner, magistrate and governor of Stockholm; Carl Gustav Tessin, ambassador to France from 1739-1742; and Tessin's father Nicodemus the Younger, the country's most famous architect. Hedlinger's work was so esteemed that he was invited to apply his talents for the rulers of Poland, Denmark, Belgium and other countries. Most politically significant, however, are two Russian portraits: the first depicting Andrei Osterman, the German-born factotum for Tsar Peter I who arranged the Treaty of Nystad in 1721 (depriving Sweden of the Baltic states), and the other depciting Admiral Nikolai Golovin, who brilliantly commanded Russia's Baltic Fleet during the decisive Russo-Swedish War (1741-1743). These medals are testament to a Swedish monarchy whose military clout and international influence were rapidly on the wane. A medal cast for Kozbekci Mustafa Aga, the Ottoman envoy who arrived in Stockholm in 1727 to collect on the debts of Charles XII, seems to sharpen the blow-as does a portrait of Swedish general Charles Emil Lewenhaupt, who, after inciting the disastrous war with Russia, was executed in 1743 as a sort of symbolic national expiation. The volume also includes Hedlinger's portraits of fellow engravers Joseph Roettiers and Antonio Maria de Gennaro, as well as a handful of striking self-portraits. ............................................................................ OCLC: NYPL, NYU. * Not in the Berlin Catalogue. Collation agrees with that of the copy in the Herzog-August Bibliothek. On Fuesli, see Bénézit, Dictionary of Artists XI, 857; cf also the Encyclopedia Britannica.

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        Il Bergamasco

      Coloritura coeva mm 405x305

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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

      London: Sold by Mr. White and Mr. Robson. 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. 1782. [Second Edition]. Half leather marbled board cover. 170pp :: One plain plain and 51 hand coloured copper plates, including frontispiece :: 330mm x 250mm (13" x 10") :: Text in English and French .

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        A List of the Officers of the Army,

      London: War-Office,, 1782,. With an Alphabetical Index;) of the Officers of the Marine Forces, and of the Officers of Half-Pay; and a Succession of Colonels. A List, also, of the Officers of the Militia, and the Fencible and Provincial Forces in Great-Britain. Octavo (230 × 142 mm). Contemporary red morocco, spine elaborately gilt in compartments with ribbon tools, green morocco label, marbled endpapers, Greek key roll to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt. Spine tanned, morocco label chipped, corners bumped, and few small scuffs and marks to binding, contents fresh. A very good copy. First edition. Wide-margined, and attractively "presentation bound" late eighteenth-century army list. Highly desirable thus.

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        Reflexiones imparciales sobre la humanidad de los espa–oles en las Indias

      Joaqu’n Ibarra. Madrid, 1782. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition Madrid 1782. Half-title, slight worming with small loss to end blanks only, not affecting text, else a very clean and crisp copy. Contemporary vellum a little soiled. [Palau 196692; Sabin 56309], 8vo 21 cms by 15 cms.

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        THE POETS OF GREAT BRITAIN

      1782. Very Good. BELL, John, ed. THE POETS OF GREAT BRITAIN. Edinburgh: The Apollo Press, 1776-1782. 24mo., original speckled calf with gilt dentelles, spine rules, and gilt red morocco spine labels (some missing/chipped). 106 of 109 volumes, bound in 57 books. Engraved frontispieces and extra titles. Very good, a few joints quite tender, a few crowns/heels very slightly chipped. Most of the books are two volumes in one; some are single volumes, or two or three individual volumes bound together. As follows: Akenside 1 + 2 Buckingham/Roscommon 1 + 1 Butler 1 + 2, 3 Chaucer 1 + 2, 3 + 4, 5 + 6, 7 + 8, 9 + 10, 11 + 12, 13, 14 Churchill 1 + 2, 3 Congreve/Addison 1 + 1 Cowley 1 + 2, 3 + 4 Cunningham/Broome 1 + 1 Donne 1 + 2, 3 Dryden 1 + 2, 3 Dyer/Denham 1 + 1 Fenton/Lansdown (Granville) 1 + 1 Hughes 1 + 2 King 1 + 2 Mallet/Hammond/Lyttelton 1 + 1 + 1 Milton 1 + 2, 3 + 4 Moore/Pitt/Gray 1 + 1 + 1 Parnell 1 ( of 2; Vol. 1 only) Philips/Armstrong/Collins 1 + 1 + 1 Philips (Ambrose)/West 1 + 1 Pomfret/Garth 1 + 1 Pope 1 + 2, 3 + 4 Prior 1 + 2, 3 Savage 1 + 2 Shenstone 1 + 2 Somerville 1 + 2 Spenser 1 + 2, 3 + 4, 5 + 6, 7 + 8 Swift 1 + 2, 3 + 4 Thomson 1 + 2 Tickell/Rowe 1 + 1 Waller 1 + 2 Watts 1 + 2, 3 + 4, 5 + 6, 7 Young 1 + 2, 3 + 4

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        Voyages autour du monde, et vers les deux PÙles

      Paris,: chez Moutard,, 1782.. Two volumes, octavo, with ten folding engraved maps and plates; a fine copy in contemporary French marbled calf, spine ornately decorated in gilt in compartments, some abrasion to boards. First edition: the rare original account of PagËs' 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's second voyage, and a disastrous one: PagËs was to be an important witness in the subsequent court-martial of the commander for the events surrounding the dismasting of his ship during a storm. Kerguelen was dismissed from the service, and his own printed account of the voyage, which was officially suppressed, is today very rare. This second volume also describes PagËs' experiences on a whaling voyage north of Spitzbergen in 1776, which includes much information on whaling and the natural history of the whale.Kerguelen's voyages brought to an end, at last, the long-held French belief in "Gonneville land", a mythical continent based on the accidental southern discoveries of the French sailor De Gonneville at the beginning of the sixteenth century. As well as finally proving to the French what Cook had already generally demonstrated - that the southern continent was a fiction - their disastrous result ensured that promotion in the French navy would henceforth be based on merit rather than breeding. 'La PÈrouse may not have been a well-connected courtier, but he was honest and capable: that he was given the opportunity to lead the most comprehensive French expedition of the eighteenth century was a direct result of the Kerguelen episode...' (J. Dunmore, French Explorers in the Pacific, p. 249; pp. 196-249 give a full history of Kerguelen and his significance in the history of French exploration).Hill, 1285 (English edition only); Spence, 887.

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        Beyträge zur Bestimmung des Alters unserer Erde, und ihrer Bewohner der Menschen

      Wien: Joseph Herold, 1782 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. 472 pp. Contemporary grey cardboard. ---- First Edition, very scarce. GÜSSMANN, Franz (1741-1806), a Jesuit physician in Lemberg and Professor of Natural History at University of Vienna, published a couple of interesting books on astronomical and mineralogical themes. He had been the first to suggest (in 1785) that meteorites actually fell from the sky. He was supported in this hypothesis by the German scientist Franz Chladni (1756-1827), but it was nevertheless well over 100 years before the theory was finally accepted, following the impact of the Tunguska metorite in 1908. This work deals with creation and the age of the earth and its inhabitants..

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        HOMERI HYMNUS IN CEREREM, NUNC PRIMUM EDITUS A DAVIDE RUHNKENIO. ACCEDUNT DUAE EPISTOLAE CRITICAE, EX EDITIONE ALTERA, MULTIS PARTIBUS LOCUPLETIORES

      Unknown.: Lugduni Batavorum Apud Samuel et Joann Luchtmans., 1782. ....xvi, 84pp, 303pp + 3pg. Index....ORIGINAL VELLUM BINDING (VERY TIGHT) & TITLE ON SPINE...GREEK TEXT....EXCELLENT PROVENANCE BACK TO THE 18TH CENTURY INCLUDING bookplate of CHARLES JAMES BLOMFIELD, D.D. inside front cover....Blomfield was a Bishop of London for 28 years....Former owners' name, B. OSGOOD PEIRCE printed on endpaper....PEIRCE was a Professor of Mathematics & Physics at Harvard College & was later named Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy....TEXT IS WITHOUT FAULTS!!. Hard Cover. Very Good +. 8vo.

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        A New Book of Single Cyphers, Comprising Six Hundred; Invented & Engraved by Php. Barraud

      (London), (1782). first edition; small quarto, plates 20 cm. tall x 15 cm., 4 engraved preliminary plates (of 5) including the title, 100 numbered engraved plates, each with six examples of intertwined or overlapping letters (these are properly monograms not cyphers); later marbled paper covered boards with leather spine and tips very rubbed and worn, added front free endpaper detached, one of the preliminary plates crudely hand colored, general age toning and age staining but images not obscured and paper not fragile, this copy signed by American engraver Hazen Morse, his name stamped on binding, and a pencil note dated 1841 with a gift inscription to him from Charles, also a large signature of another owner dated 1794. Photos available upon request.

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        Histoire des quatre dernieres campagnes du Maréchal de Turenne en 1672, 1673, 1674 & 1675

      Paris, 1782. 41 cm. (4), 8, 217, (1) Seiten mit 1 (von 9) mehrfach gefalteten Kupferstich-Karte, 13 (von 15) teils mehrfach gefalteten Kupferstich-Plänen (davon 2 mit beweglichen Teilen) und 7 gestochenen Vignetten. Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung - Graesse I, 317 - Rumpf 7570 - Stopp / Langel S. 120 - Geschichte und Dokumentation des Krieges der Franzosen gegen die Niederlande und ihre Verbündeten. Turenne (1611 - 1675) war einer der bedeutendsten Feldherren des 17. Jahrhunderts (vgl. Jähns 1155ff). Die Karte (52 x 30 cm) mit Übersicht über Teile von Elsaß, Lothringen und Franche Comté zwischen Sarbourg, Belfort und Mulhausen. Pläne von Rees, Arnheim, Nimwegen, Schenck, Crevecoeur, Bommel, Sinsheim (39 x 51 cm, teilkoloriert, mit 2 beweglichen Teilen), Wasslen (Wasslenheim), Mülhausen, Türkheim (43 x 50 cm, teilkoloriert), Dachstein, Altenheim (34 x 53 cm, teilkoloriert, mit 2 beweglichen Teilen). Einband Schabspuren, Rücken und Ecken restauriert, die ersten Blatt und die Pläne im oberen weißen Rand Feuchtigkeitsspuren. - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        A COLLECTION OF POEMS . . . BY SEVERAL HANDS

      London: for J. Dodsley, 1782. Hardcover. A Pretty Common Title, but inUncommonly Pretty Contemporary Condition. 171 x 114 mm (6 3/4 x 4 1/2"). With half titles. Six volumes. SUPERB CONTEMPORARY SPRINKLED CALF, flat spines, wide gilt bands forming elegantly gilt compartments with scrolling cornerpieces and large sunburst centerpiece, red and green morocco labels. Engraved vignette title page, engraved and woodcut headpieces and tailpieces, two engraved plates. Perhaps 20 leaves with moderate foxing, small dent and puncture in the fore edge of four gatherings of the first volume (text unaffected), frequent offsetting in the text, otherwise only insignificant defects internally, the leaves quite fresh and clean. Covers with only trivial imperfections, THE ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE BINDINGS REMARKABLY WELL PRESERVED. This is about as fine a copy as one could ever hope to find of this famous collection of 18th century verse (first printed 1748-58), the work for which Dodsley (1703-64) is best remembered. Dodsley began his career as a footman with literary aspirations. According to DNB, he was in service with "Charles Dartiquenave, a well-known London epicure, friend of Swift and Pope, member of the Kitcat Club, and contributor to 'The Tatler.'" Pope became a friend and patron of Dodsley, and helped provide funds for him to leave service and become a bookseller. DNB tells us that our editor's purpose in compiling the present work was "to preserve to the public those poetical performances, which seemed to merit a longer remembrance than what would probably be secured to them by the manner wherein they were originally published." Dodsley took great pains to obtain contributions from nearly every important poet of the day, and the book became perhaps the most popular poetic miscellany ever produced. Our copy comes from a newly corrected edition with notes by Isaac Reed. While it is certainly not of great rarity, the work could not be found in contemporary condition appreciably better than what is seen here.

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        Historical Essays on the Lives of Augustus Cæsar; and Lewis XIV : of Cardinals Richelieu and XIMENES; and of William III. of England, and Henry IV. of France: to Which the Prizes Proposed by His Excellency John, Earl of Bucking Hamshire

      Dublin : Printed for Thomas Webb, NO. 25, Skinner-Row, 1782. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : [8],247, [1]p. ESTC citation no. : T130291. Subject: Historical fiction, English - Early works to 1800 Very good copy in the original calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked titling, and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Minor, generalized wear to the bands and panel edges. Remains uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JONATHAN DAYTON TO HIS FATHER, ELIAS DAYTON, REGARDING THE CATTLE TRADE AND OTHER TRADE, PROBABLY SMUGGLING, AROUND NEW YORK AT THE END OF THE REVOLUTION]

      Elizabethtown. June 8, 1782.. [2]pp. plus integral address leaf. Folio. Old fold lines. Lightly soiled, slight separation at some folds. Outer edge portion of address leaf (about an inch wide) lacking, not affecting text. Small repairs to fold of address leaf. Very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Jonathan Dayton writes to his father, Col. Elias Dayton, regarding the trading and movement of cattle during final days of the American Revolution. Jonathan Dayton, politician from New Jersey and namesake of the town in Ohio, was the youngest delegate to the Constitutional Convention and the youngest signer of the Constitution, being only twenty-six at the time. He was elected to several terms in Congress and held important political offices, in addition to dabbling in land and securities speculation. There seems to be no question that Dayton played a significant, albeit minor, role in the Burr Conspiracy, a plot to encourage the western states to secede and together invade Texas, thereby carving out an independent nation in the west. Though he was acquitted, this and other incidents led to poor public perception of Dayton in the later years of his life. In this letter, Dayton describes the way in which some of the militia are asserting themselves on behalf of a local farmer, Aaron Winant, serving as a guard for his cattle. In fact, there seems to have been a good deal of trade between the lines, with the war effectively over; and Dayton's statements about the New York trade and goods as well as cattle moving back and forth suggest Dayton was running a neat little black market operation. The letter was sent by way of William Shute (mentioned in the text), who served with Jonathan Dayton in the New Jersey militia. Dayton writes: "Dear Sir, I have some reason to expect dispatches from the other side for Gordon & Asgill tomorrow morning if any one can go for them. The twelve month men, a few of whom are now here, will suffer no one to pass but whom they all are pleased with & act rather as a guard & cover to Aaron Winant, in sending over cattle than in any other capacity. When cattle are to be sent, they either place a guard at the point or send an arm'd boat by way of cover; if a party goes down to catch Winant's oxen, the years men immediately secure their boat & say they have orders from Capt. Craig to seize & collect them all. By this means the trade is very effectually guarded & every one who wishes, prevented from checking it. "Hendrix has formed a plan to take in the New York trade & those interested with them on this side. The goods are getting ready in New York & will come out with in five or six days. He has been here this day to acquaint me with it. Cannot a party of about 15 men be sent down on Tuesday morning under Billy Shute? It will be necessary for the execution of Hendrix's plan for preventing the impositions before mentioned as well as for other good reasons. The expectation of an attempt from the enemy to carry off the cattle from the pastures along the different points should likewise have its weight. Shute wishes to come & I should prefer him to any one else. He carries this letter, & will deliver you a paper of yesterday. They seem to be of opinion on Staaten [sic] Island that Lippenent will be hanged in the city. The refugee news corps are all ordered from Staaten Island to Powles Hook & it is expected will move tomorrow. Two British regts. are to be added to the one now there for the protection of the Island. This will contribute much to the safety of the people situated along the lines."

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        Reflexiones Imparciales sobre la Humanidad de los Españoles en las Indias, contra los pretendidos filósofos y políticos

      In contemporary morocco with the arms of the King of Spain; rebating the writings of Las Casas, Raynal and Robertson. En marroquín de época con las armas del Rey de España; primera edición española de la obra de Nuix, rebatiendo la ?Leyenda Negra?. 1782. Madrid. Joaquín de Ibarra. In 4to (284 mm x 200 mm). lii + 315. Contemporary red morocco, boards with interlacing gilt fillet and centre with arms of the King of Spain, raised bands to spine, rolled and tooled in gilt, green morocco lettering piece; soiled, heavier to back board, gently rubbed. Beautiful copy in large paper, much taller than virtually every copy, last folio with dampstain, else very fresh and crisp.A large paper copy, bound in red morocco with the arms of the King of Spain. Translated and annotated by Pedro Varela y Ulloa. The work was first printed in Italian, this being the first Spanish edition. A significant piece of Americana; the work rebates the writings of Raynal, Robertson and Las Casas, and reestablishes the memory of the Spanish conquistadors and settlers in America. Shortly after the discovery, the first cities were built and the evangelization and colonization of the natives began; a Bishop stationed in Cuba, Bartolome de las Casas and a colleague, Montesinos, complained harshly and vigorously on the treatment of the Indians by the Spanish. In 1552, las Casas? Treatise was published in Seville, thus giving birth to what was later known as the ?black legend? of America; Las Casas? allegations were discussed and argued, Nuix?s is arguably the most representative literature of this nature. Nuix had reason enough to be disenchanted with Spanish and Ecclesiastical policy, having been a refugee after the 1767 expulsion of the Jesuits.Primera edición española, ejemplar excepcional, con las armas del Rey de España y en gran papel. Traducida y anotada por Pedro Varela y Ulloa de la original italiana. Importante obra que rebate los conceptos y escritos de Las Casas, Robertson y Raynal sobre el comportamiento de los conquistadores españoles en América hacia los nativos. Se trata de una de las escasas defensas del accionar español en la colonización, duramente criticada por Las Casas en sus ?Tratados?, dados a las prensas en 1552 en Sevilla. Nuix, perteneciente a la Sociedad de Jesús, debió refugiarse en Italia luego de la expulsión de la Orden en 1767; es durante el exilio en Ferrara que escribe su obra. Esta primera traducción española es publicada por Joaquín de Ibarra, quien fuera impresor de Cámara del Rey de España y posiblemente el mayor exponente del arte tipográfico de España del siglo XVIII. Sabin, 56309. Palau, 196692.

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        The Beauties of Johnson: consisting of Maxims and Observations, Moral, Critical, and Miscellaneous

      Dublin - Price, Whitestone, Walker et al, 1782 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce Dublin imprint, the first Irish edition, of this collection of philosophical pieces from the great pen of Samuel Johnson. Accurately extracted from his Works, and arranged in Alphabetical Order, after the manner of the Duke de la Roche-foucault's Maxims. Condition: In a contemporary full calf binding. Externally, rubbed, with slight loss to the tail of thespine, and spine label. The joints are cracked. Internally, firmly bound, with the occasional spot or mark. There are light tidemarks to thelast few pages. With copperplate ink inscriptions to the title page. Overall: GOOD..

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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'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 ‘modern’ (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

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        TO HIS EXCELLENCY GENL. WASHINGTON COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THIS PLAN OF THE INVESTMENT OF YORK AND GLOUCESTER HAS BEEN SURVEYED AND LAID DOWN, AND IS MOST HUMBLY DEDICATED BY HIS EXCELLENCY'S OBEDIENT AND VERY HUMBLE SERVANT, SEBASTN. BAUMAN, MAJOR OF THE NEW YORK OR 2nd REGT OF ARTILLERY

      Philadelphia. 1782.. Copper engraving, with original hand- coloring. A "References to the British Lines" is set within a scroll in the upper right corner. At lower center is a Lengthy key or "Explanation" of the battlefield, which identifies and describes eighteen key locations on the battlefield. The explanation is set within a rococo frame, which in turn is enclosed by the flags of the United States and France, cannon, arms, and other spoils of battle. Image size (including text): 25 1/2 x 17 7/16 inches. Sheet size: 27 x 18 7/8 inches. Some minor creases on verso from previous folding, restoration to margins beyond plate mark. Else very good. Within three days of the British surrender on October 19, 1781, Major Sebastian Bauman, an American artillery officer, took the field and carefully surveyed the terrain and battle positions at Yorktown. A native of Germany, Bauman had emigrated to America after service in the Austrian army. During the Revolution he served in the campaigns in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and was in command of the artillery at West Point, before joining Washington at the siege of Yorktown. Bauman spent six days surveying the battlefield at Yorktown. His manuscript draft was quickly sent to Philadelphia, where it was engraved by Robert Scot to be sold by subscription. The map was advertised in THE NEW YORK PACKET and the AMERICAN ADVERTISER in March 1782: "Major Bauman of the New York, or Second Regiment of Artillery, Has Drawn a Map of the Investment of York and Gloucester, in Virginia. Shewing how those posts were besieged in form, by the Allied army of America and France; the British lines of defence, and the American and French lines of approach, with part of York River, and the British ships as they then appeared sunken in it before Yorktown; and the whole encampment in its vicinity. / This Map, by desire of many gentlemen, will shortly be published in Philadelphia, in order that the public may form an idea of that memorable siege. Those gentlemen who incline to become subscribers will apply to the printer hereof; where the conditions will be shewn, and subscription money be received." This was the only detailed battle plan of Yorktown published in America. As a participant for the winning side, Bauman was able to spend more time surveying the field than the British engineers who were bottled up in Yorktown. Thus he was able to include an extensive area to the south of the town that does not appear on the best British plans, such as those published by Faden and Des Barres. The location of the French and American positions is necessarily more detailed and informed. As it appeared in print before the British plans, it was the first survey of the Siege of Yorktown made available to the American public. Margaret Pritchard notes that the plan was also an effective piece of propaganda: "In addition to providing substantial detailed military information, this map is also interesting for its artistic composition. Yorktown, Gloucester Point, and troop positions are confined primarily to the top half of the map. The lower half is dominated by the explanation that is embellished with ornaments of war. The shape of the scrollwork cartouche surrounding the explanation, with flags and banners that thrust upward from both sides, force the eye to the center of the image. Here, in an open space, is the very heart of the map, 'The field where the British laid down their Arms.' It is this field that is omitted from all of the British battle plans of Yorktown." Bauman's plan is a legendary rarity which almost never appears on the market. Its scarcity is due to the fact that it was separately published by subscription only. Relatively few sheets were printed, and very few of those survived. Wheat & Brun locate eight institutional copies, but not one in Virginia. To these we can add four copies known to us in private American collections. Perhaps Nebenzahl best summarized the importance of the map: "Bauman's splendid map, dedicated to General Washington, reflects his formal European training in topographical engineering. It is the only American survey of the culmination of the great struggle for independence and a cornerstone document of our national heritage." Alexander O. Vietor, THE BAUMAN MAP OF THE SIEGE OF YORKTOWN. SCHWARTZ & EHRENBERG, p.199. DEGREES OF LATITUDE 68. NEBENZAHL, PRINTED BATTLE PLANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 189. NEBENZAHL, ATLAS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 48. WHEAT & BRUN 541. FITE & FREEMAN, A BOOK OF OLD MAPS, pp.287-88. STOKES & HASKELL, AMERICAN HISTORICAL PRINTS, pp.57-58. VIRGINIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY 39 (1931), reproduced opp. p.104.

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        LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN FARMER; DESCRIBING CERTAIN PROVINCIAL SITUATIONS, MANNERS, AND CUSTOMS, NOT GENERALLY KNOWN; AND CONVEYING SOME IDEA OF THE LATE AND PRESENT INTERIOR CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE BRITISH COLONIES IN NORTH AMERICA

      London. 1782.. [16],318pp. plus two folding maps and [2]pp. of ads. Half title. Contemporary calf; rebacked, leather label. Corners worn, boards rubbed. Modern bookplate on front pastedown; contemporary inscriptions on front fly leaf. Modern library ink stamp on half title. Light scattered foxing and dampstaining. Good. First printing of this important and greatly influential work. Crèvecoeur came to America during the French and Indian War and served with the French forces. Afterwards he settled in the British colonies, becoming a farmer. This work, which describes his experiences in America, is justly famous for its vivid picture of a colonial world slipping into the chaos of war, revolution, and nationhood. Two of the essays, "What is an American?" and "Distresses of a Frontier Man," particularly address the confusion of the times. Crèvecoeur gives a negative assessment of slavery in his section on South Carolina, and one of the "letters" is written from Culpeper County, Virginia. There is also much on the natural history of British North America, and ethnographic information on American Indians. Also notable are Crèvecoeur's account of Nantucket, and the excellent maps of that island and Martha's Vineyard. "As literature unexcelled by any American work of the eighteenth century" - Howes. Certainly one of the chief works of literature, and one of the most important observations on America during the era of the Revolution. HOWES C883, "b." CLARK I:218. STREETER SALE 711. SABIN 17496. MONAGHAN 497. MEISEL III, p.352.

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        Wie versorgt ein kleiner Staat am besten seine Armen und steuert der Betteley? Ein möglicher Versuch

      Leipzig und Dessau, Buchhandlung der Gelehrten 1782.. 48 S. Pappband im Stil d. Zt. Auf Weimar und die dort seit den 1770er Jahren stark zunehmende Armut und dem damit verbundenen Bettelwesen zielende Schrift. Der Reformer und Aufklärer Bertuch (1747-1822) vertritt die Meinung, dass auch kleine Staaten die Armen versorgen können und plädiert für die Einrichtung eines Armen-Direktoriums, das mit finanziellen Zuwendungen an Arme das Betteln auf den Straßen verhindern solle. Allerdings treiben den erfolgreichen, frühkapitalistischen Fabrikanten und Verleger Bertuch nicht nur philanthropische Motive an, ganz unverblümt bemerkt er auch, dass es in jedem Staat genügend Arme geben müsse, damit nicht ein "Mangel an Armen im Lande den Arbeitslohn zu hoch treibt". - Das letzte Blatt verso etwas fleckig. Einige Blätter am unteren weißen Rand mit Wurmspur.

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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 'Task', his playfulness, his exquisite appreciation of simple natural beauties, and his fine moral perceptions found full expression" (DNB).Hayward, 191; Lowndes, p. 541; Rothschild, 68, 69; Rothschild, 681.

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        Briefe über den gegenwärtigen Zustand von Holland. Aus dem Französischen (von Karl Friedrich Trost)

      Berlin und Stettin, Friedrich Nicolai 1782.. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. XII, 230 S.; X, 248 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit etwas Rückenverg. und Rückenschild. Raabe, Nicolai 331; Goldsmiths`-Kress no. 12260.100; nicht bei Fromm. - Mitteilungen über Fischfang, Geschichte, Handel, Sitten, Topographie, Wissenschaften etc. - Decken etwas beschabt. Gutes Exemplar!

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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, 230 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, 7 folding engraved plates, pages xxiv, 502, XV - explanation of the plates, bound in pale boards, hand lettered to spine, fore and lower edges untrimmed. Spine darkened, binding slightly worn at extremities, covers a little marked, small bookseller's ticket on front pastedown, many pages lightly age browned. Binding tight and firm. A very good clean copy of a rare book. 3 copies only on OCLC. 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.

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        The New Complete and Authentic History of England

      London: Author, 1782 In refurbished full, brown speckled calf, blind tooling to edges. Spine relaid, raised bands, blind tooling, gilt tooling and titles. Internally grey end papers, bookseller label to front paste down, repaired pull out map of Britain, frontis by Hamilton, lacks all before page 5, [1], 6-710 pp, [3] subscribers list, [1] adverts, many pages and plates have repairs or been strengthened at margins. 3 maps, England Wales, Scotland and Ireland, 98 wonderful B&W plates, pagination errors at 245, 248, 430, 431, 440 to 445 and lacking pages 63/64 & 67/68. (ESTC T88718 ) (4.29 kg)

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        First and Second Views of Pyrmont in the Principality of Waldeck

      London: Published by Peter Mazell, 1782. Engraving, coloured by hand and heightened with touches of gum arabic. Printed on laid paper. Very good condition apart from some light foxing in the margins. approximately 15 x 18 1/8 inches. approximately 16 x 19 1/4 inches. A pair of beautifully coloured panoramic views of the county of Pyrmont in the former southern German principality of Waldeck. The first plate, which is dedicated to the Prince of Waldeck, depicts several groups of well-dressed people leisurely strolling, communing, and taking in the scenic view from a verdant hillside overlooking the distant town. The second image, inscribed to the naturalist Thomas Pennant, depicts Pyrmont from a slightly different perspective and pictures a farmer tending his herd of cattle and various tradesmen traversing a thoroughfare that most likely leads to the town. Peter Mazell was a British engraver, who frequently exhibited in London beginning in the early 1760s. He contributed a number of plates to such diverse publications as Thomas Pennant's British Zoology and Arctic Zoology (1785) and Charles Cordiner's Remarkable Ruins and Romantic Prospects of North Britain (1788-95). Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 9, p. 414.

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        Museum Cuficum Borgianum Velitis

      Rome: Antonium Fulgonium, 1782. [2] 172p, 12 engravings of plates of Cufic coins with three small text-engravings. Library duplicate. Some text leaves have foxing but a very good copy in half-vellum over boards. Housed in a quality clamshell case. The first scholarly publication on Cufic (early Arabic coins). See Leopoldo Cicognara, Catalogo ragionato dei libri d-art e d'antichito posseduti dale conte cicognara (Consenza, 1960). Jacob Adler (1756-1934) was a Danish scholar who pioneered in the study of Arabic paleography. His study of the coins in Cardinal Stephano Borgia's library allowed him to produce this epic study on Arabic writing variations on coins.. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        North West View of Windsor Castle, In the County of Berks

      London: Published by John Boydell, 1782. Engraving, printed on fine laid paper. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling, minor creasing in the bottom margin, and a few mild surface abrasions in the margins. Some faint writing in black pen is visible in the top right corner of the sheet. One of a pair of views of Windsor Castle engraved by Fittler after the celebrated landscape painter George Robertson. Towards the middle of the eighteenth century, a trend developed among English artists and printmakers who sought to visually record the natural beauties of England and Wales. Sparked by a sense of national confidence and patriotism, English printmakers began to publish topographical prints of the important sights in the British Isles. In addition to being a visual record of the countryside, they were meant to encourage public recognition of the beauty and history of England. They were aimed at English and foreign tourists who desired a memento of their travels, or at those armchair travelers who collected topographical prints instead of traveling. Trained at the schools of the Royal Academy, James Fittler was a skilled etcher and engraver, who established his reputation with the numerous plates he executed, many of them portraits, after artists such as Delamotte, de Loutherbourg, and Lorraine. In addition to his engravings, he contributed copious book illustrations to publications such as Dibdin's Aeds Althorpianae (1822). In 1800, Fittler became an associate at the Royal Academy, where he regularly exhibited throughout his life. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography; cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire Des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Vol. 5, p. 492.

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        An Authentic Narrative of a Voyage performed by Captain Cook

      London,: G. Robinson,, 1782.. Two volumes, octavo, with a folding chart and 21 engraved plates; a fine copy in contemporary gilt calf, expertly rebacked original spines laid down. First edition: an attractive set of this rare account - the second account to appear in English - of Cook's third voyage: 'an important supplement to the official account, which it preceded by two years' (Forbes).Ellis, surgeon's mate and talented amateur artist, sailed first on the Discovery and later on the Resolution. During the voyage he was esteemed by Captain Clerke as a 'very worthy young man'. On his return he was in financial straits and, despite the prohibition by the Admiralty of the publication of any unauthorised account of the voyage, sold his narrative to a London publisher for fifty guineas. 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 'I fear it will not in future be in my power to do what it might have been, had you asked and followed my advice'.Ellis' narrative contains much valuable information on Alaska, the Northwest Coast, and Hawaii, and the attractive engraved plates, after the author's drawings, include eight of Hawaii, two of Alaska, and three of the Northwest Coast. The plates show Ellis to have been a talented amateur artist, and represent a significant contribution to the graphic record of the voyage.They 'are among the earliest published on the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska, and the Northwest' (Hill). Choris' famous views did not appear until almost forty years later. Ellis' views of Hawaii provide the first general depictions of the islands, as Rickman's book, published in the previous year, showed only the death of Cook while Zimmermann's account was not illustrated.There is a chapter devoted to their visit to Van Diemen's Land in January 1777, in the course of which Ellis painted a famous watercolour view of Adventure Bay, now in the National Library of Australia.Ellis died in 1785 after a fall from the main mast of a ship lying at Ostend.Beaglehole, III, p. ccvii; Beddie, 1599; Davidson, 'A Book Collector's Notes', p. 66; Hill, 555; Hocken, pp. 20-21; Holmes, 42; Judd, 59; Kroepelien, 399; Lada-Mocarski, 35.

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

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

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        Stats-Anzeigen. Herausgeber August Ludwig Schlözer

      Göttingen, Vandenhoeck 1782 -1793. 21 cm. 72 Hefte in 18 Bänden (= vollständig). Festeinband, Pappband der Zeit mit je 2 Bibl.-Schildchen, Band 1 abweichendes Einbandpapier, Bände 9 - 18 geringfügig größer, Band 1 Original-Umschläge der Hefte 1-4 beigebunden - ADB 31, 583 - Diesch 339 - Stintzing / Landsb. III/1, 425 - Stolleis I, 318 - Fortsetzung seiner Zeitschrift "Briefwechsel". "Schlözer's Zeitschriften wurden ein öffentliches Beschwerdebuch, in dem die tausendfältigen Schäden, welche die Rechtspflege und die Verwaltung namentlich der mittleren und kleinen Gebiete des Reichs entstellten, zur Sprache gebracht wurden ... Alles von ihm Herrührende ist mit seiner Chiffre versehen; sonst herrscht, soweit sie der Einsender verlangt, Anonymität" (ADB). Mitarbeiter waren viele bekannte Zeitgenossen, z. B.: Justus Möser, Scharnhorst, G. C. Oeder, Feder, Ritter von Lang. Aus dem Inhalt: Hüpeden, Christian Constantin Erich: Vom Rhein-Handel (DBA 578, 200); Hieronymos Josef, Erzbischof zu Salzburg: Hirtenbrief vom 15. Juli 1782; Staatswirtschaftliche Nachrichten von dem Elende des Kirchenstaats; Hexenprozesse aus dem Hennebergischen; Chronik der Reformation in Österreich 1770 - 1782; Justizmord in der Schweiz 1782 (Hexenprozeß von Glarus); Möser, Justus: Der Zölibat der Geistlichkeit, von seiner politischen Seite betrachtet; Windscheidt: Manufaktur-Politik in Solingen; Von dem Preußischen Westfalen; Moorkultur in Bremen; Leibeigenschaft in Westfalen. Von "einem patriotischen Mitglied der Osnabrückischen Stände" (Justus Möser?); Intoleranz des Bischofs von Stuhlweißenburg in Ungarn; Oligarchische Verwüstung von Mecklenburg, gehindert durch den Souverän von Mecklenburg und den Kaiser; Entworfener Plan einer Unternehmung von Emden nach Indien und China mit einem Schiffe von ca. 280 bis 300 Lasten (vgl. Tielke, Ostfriesl. 2064); Hexenprozeß zu Cösitz in Sachsen 1657; Über die Ursachen der Größe der Britischen Handlung. Von einem Hamburger Kaufmann; Nachricht und Statuten von der Nürnbergischen 2. Leib-Renten-Gesellschaft; Thomas Hartmann, Pfarrer. Eine Justizgeschichte aus dem Bistum Eichstätt 1780; Der Teufel zu Seefeld in Tirol (Exorzismus); Ursachen des Rückgang und Verfalls des Bergbaus in den Kurkölnischen Landen; Grellmann, M.: Geschichte der Pfarrgebühren; Über die Verfassung der Geistlichkeit in Frankreich; Möser, Justus: Über die Adelsprobe in Deutschland; Etwas über geheime Verbindungen; Rechtsstreit zwischen der Reichstadt Regensburg und dem Reichsstift St. Emmeram; Von den deutschen Bleichen in Westfalen; Kur-Braunschweigisches Modell einer Landes-Industrie-Registratur; Von der Herings-Fischerei-Compagnie in Emden; Über Papiergeld; Nachrichten von der alten und neuen Verfassung der Stadt Riga; Aktenmäßiger Bericht über die Halsband-Geschichte; Über die Mängel und Gebrechen bei den Kaiserl. Taxischen Reichsposten in Deutschland; Frankreich und Paris, verglichen in den Jahren 1355-1358 und 1789-1790.; Über deutsche Klöster; Seemacht von Holland 1788; Genaue Berechnung über den Schaden des Branntweins; Kurze Darstellung der inneren Unruhen bei der finnischen Armee 1788; Oeder, G. C. von: Gedanken über das Papiergeld; Ärmlicher Zustand vieler Geistlichen in der deutschen Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche; Ob die jetzigen Juden in christlichen Städten und auf Universitäten als ansässige Bürger leidlich sind; Staatsverfassung der Reichsstadt Hildesheim; Neue Konstitution von Polen vom 3. Mai 1791; Neue Staatsverfassung von Ostfriesland; Anckarström und Consorten, wenigstens 10 schwedische Königsmörder. Aus Akten; Geschichte der Tortur (Folter) in Deutschland und im Norden; Gesinnung des Adels in der Grafschaft Lippe (Hansen M 305); Bürgerliche Verbesserung der Juden. Extrakt aus einer Menge von Druckschriften. - Das auf den Titel von Band 18 angegebene Register zu Heft 49 - 72 ist nicht eingebunden. Schöne Reihe in zeitgenössischem Kleisterpapier-Einbänden. -

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        Curso nuevo de Cirugía para enseñanza de los que se dedican a esta utilísima Facultad. Mandado hacer por el Real Tribunal del Proto-medicato

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de Joseph Doblado, 1782. 8vo.; 8 hs., 468 pp. Ejemplar falto de las dos láminas. Encuadernación de época en pergamino. Bartolomé Serena, zaragozano, fue Médico de Cámara de la Real Familia y Examinador del Real Protomedicato. Mantuvo una agria polémica con Digo Mateo Zapata sobre la práctica de la operación cesárea.

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        Salmo Thymallus Latus

      - A very detailed hand colored copperplate engraving of a fish by Marcus Elieser Bloch from his series "Ichtyologie, ou Histoire Naturelle, Generale et Particuliere des Poissons", published in Berlin: 1782-85; and Paris: 1785-97. Some of these prints were embellished with silver and gold . This print measures approximately 11” x 18 1/4". Bloch’s ambitious work is the most famous, and certainly the most remarkable of all books on fish. Published in twelve volumes, each of the 432 hand-colored illustrations is identified in several languages. Many of the plates bear dedications to the patrons who paid to have a particular plate engraved and included in the collection. Bloch made every effort to be comprehensive in this study, searching out species from “the four corners of the globe.” He attributes his success in this undertaking to the help of many individuals, including the Emperor Frederick the Great, who ordered all of his regional finance departments to send Bloch “.all the types of fish of their provinces and to include instructive remarks.” Bloch’s introduction goes on to thank numerous individuals for the fish that they sent him from Denmark, England, Guinea, Surinam, New York, the Malabar coast in India, and other locations. Bloch’s monumental work reflects the growing interest in fishing as a leisure activity in the 18th century. But the lavishness and sheer magnitude of this work transcend mere trend to reveal an artist who was passionately involved with his subject matter. The silver and gold touches Bloch employed to mimic the reflective qualities of fish scales lend a dramatic sparkle to many of these impressive and richly colored images. Bloch’s Ichthyologie is a highly important work, and one of the most engaging of all 18th-century natural history works. Overall this print is in very good condition with some light foxing and staining.

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        A Grammar of the Iberno - Celtic, or Irish Language with An Essay on the Celtic Language.

      Dublin, R. Marchbanks, 1782. Second edition with additions. Beautifully rebound in tan dutch linen with a brown spine label stamped in gilt. Nine engraved plates bound iin at the back after the errata. Minor ink notation at bottom of title page. Book condition: Near fine condition with very little foxing.

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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

      London: Sold by Mr. White and Mr. Robson, 1782.. [Second Edition]. Half leather marbled board cover. 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. 170pp :: One plain plain and 51 hand coloured copper plates, including frontispiece :: 330mm x 250mm (13" x 10") :: Text in English and French

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        Der Kinderfreund. Ein Wochenblatt. Dritte verbesserte Auflage.

      Leipzig, Crusius, 1780-1782. - 8vo. 12 pts. (of 24) in 6 vols. With engr. frontispiece, 12 gest. title vignettes, 16 engr. plates and 15 engr. sheets of music. Contemp. red half calf with giltstamped red label to splendidly gilt spine. Marbled endpapers. "The first important periodical for children" (Merget). Weiße (1726-1804) is considered the father of German children's and YA literature; his "Kinderfreund" was the first German journal for children ever published. - Beautiful bindings with minute worming to lower edge of the first two volumes, otherwise perfect and largely spotless. From the library of Duke Max Joseph in Bavaria (1808-88), father of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Wegehaupt I, 2241. Goedeke IV/1, 140, 14. HKJL III, 430 (3rd printing of the 3rd ed.). Cf. Merget 19. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        [Sju tal i vetenskapsakademien 1782-83.]

      Sju tal bundna i en volym: Tal, innehållande några anmärkningar om en nyttig mineral-samlare [...] af Benct Qwist Andersson [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1782. 30 s. + Tal, om förhållandet af varors in- och utförsel [...] af Samuel Sandels [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1782. 96 s . + Tal, om de mathematiska vetenskapernas nytta i krigskonsten [...] af Daniel Melanderhielm. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1782. 78 s. + Tal, om vissa svårigheter och andra omständigheter, som möta vid utöfvandet af chymien [...] af Gustaf von Engeström, bergs-råd. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1782. 20 s. + Tal, om kongl. svenska fortifications-stens inrättning [...] af Axel Mangus von Arbiin. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1787. 125 + (3) s. + Tal, om kast-linjen [...] af herr Gust. Ad. Lejonmark, bergs-råd. Sthlm, 1783. 72 s. + 1 pl. + Tal, om nödig jämförelse emellan de chemiska undersökningar, och naturens verkningar [...] af herr Joh. Gotts. Wallerius [...]. Sthlm, Johan Georg Lange, 1783. 18 s. Halvskinnband. Bra ex

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        ODE DEL SIG.r LE BRUN AL CONTE DI BUFFON, TRADOTTA IN OTTAVA RIMA DALLA CONTESSA PAOLINA SECCO SUARDO GRISMONDI, FRA LE PASTORELLE ARCADI LESBIA CIDONIA.

      NELLA STAMPERIA LOCATELLI 1782 Legatura originale in piena pelle con elaborate bordure con angolari floreali in oro ai piatti, dorso ornato da fregi floreali in oro, tagli dorati. Antiporta con effige del conte di Buffon incisa da Cristoforo dell'Acqua da un dipinto di Drovai; 59 pagine numerate, compresi occhiello e frontespizio. ogni pagina con due fregi di cui uno per la numerazione della pagina. Testo in francese con traduzione in italiano a fronte. Esemplare su carta azzurra, lievi consunzioni alla legatura, gora alla parte inferiore dell'antiporta e delle prime carte, altrimenti un fresco esemplare. Libro

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        Opera. Recognovit, emendavit, supplementis explevit Gabriel Brotier

      Thomam Bettinelli 1782 - 1783 Cinque volumi in-16° (cm 19x12,6), pp. XLIV, 392; 344, più una tavola ripiegata contenente Stemma Caesarum in fine; 424; 174, (2), 246 di indici; 440. Frontespizi incorniciati, bella incisione in rame all' antiporta del primo volume, legatura coeva in mezza pelle con angoli in pergamena, dorsi a 5 scomparti con titoli e fregi in oro. Al piatto posteriore del quarto volume, nella parte inferiore della striscia in pelle che lo riveste parzialmente, mancanza, di centimetri 4 di altezza x 1,3 circa di larghezza, ben reintegrata da intervento di restauro. Preziosa ed elegante edizione.

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        Försök till järnets historia med tillämpning för slögder och handtwerk. I-II.

      Stockholm, Petter Hesselberg, 1782. Två delar i en volym. Grav. titelblad (6) + 13-45 + 48-62 + 1-471 s.; grav. titelblad 473-1083 + (1) s. + 2 inklistrade, graverade planscher. Samtida halvskinnband med fem upphöjda bind. 22 X 19 cm. Ryggen skadad upptill. Mycket ful fläck i högermarginalen s. 63 och följande (utan textförlust). Första planschen delvis loss och med reva. Sista 250 sidorna fläckade i högermarginalen. Gamla namnteckningar på främre pärmens insida

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        Die Räuber ein Trauerspiel.

      Neue für die Mannheimer Bühne verbesserte Auflage. Mannheim, in der Schwanischen Buchhandlung 1782. 8:o. 166 pages. Later three-quarter marocco, spine gilt in compartments. 3 mm crack upper joint at foot of spine. 18,5 x 11 cm

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