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        Vue du Proscénium du Théâtre de Taormine

      Parigi 1782 - "Bella veduta del tetaro antico di Taormina, tratta dalla celebre opera di Jean Houel "Voyage Pittoresque des Isles de Sicile, de Lipari et de Malte." edita a Parigi, in quattro volumi, tra il 1782-87. Acquatinta stampata in seppia, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Dopo un primo breve tour in Sicilia e a Malta nel 1770, Jean-Pierre-Louis-Laurent Hoüel nel 1776 ottenuto il finanziamento dal re Luigi XVI, decide di compiere il Grand Tour in Sicilia finalizzandolo alla pubblicazione di un’opera che illustri le antichità, i fenomeni naturali, gli usi e i costumi dell’isola. L’artista ha preventivato nell’isola un anno di soggiorno, ma gli sarà necessario un periodo di oltre tre anni, fino al giugno del 1779. In Sicilia Hoüel terrà un Journal, ovvero un diario diviso in più quaderni al quale affidare impressioni ed annotare itinerari e incontri. Servirà anche per tracciare veloci schizzi delle amate antichità e per redigere il testo dell’opera che pubblicherà. Dai "quaderni" si apprende, inoltre, che l’itinerario esposto nei quattro volumi sarà virtuale perché in realtà Hoüel visiterà alcune città più volte per osservare, durante l’anno, le festività o altri eventi. Rientrato a Parigi nell’estate del 1779, l’artista salda il suo debito col re offrendo quarantasei vedute eseguite a gouaches e oggi conservate al Louvre. Per pubblicare, però, il suo lavoro ha bisogno di un ulteriore finanziamento e vende perciò a Caterina II di Russia oltre cinquecento disegni e dipinti realizzati in Sicilia, parte dei quali i soli 264 superstiti si custodiscono all’Ermitage di San Pietroburgo. Del resto, in quegli anni l’abate Saint-Non aveva dato alla luce il primo tomo del suo Voyage (1781-1786), e questa concorrenza non giovò certo alla causa di Hoüel. Lavorerà poi con ferrea disciplina per otto anni a incidere da solo, con la tecnica dell’acquatinta, le 264 lastre di rame del Voyage pittoresque des isles de Sicile, de Malte et de Lipari , edito a Parigi, in quattro volumi, tra il 1782-87. L’uso dell’acquatinta nei toni del seppia consentirà ad Hoüel di ottenere incisioni con effetti chiaroscurali più vicini alla sua sensibilità di pittore." A beautifully rendered plate from "Voyages Pittoresque des Isles de Sicile, de Malte et de Lipari". Aquatint engraving printed in sepia on laid paper. Le voyage Pittoresque by Hoüel is a travel diary characteristic of the 18th century in which the author reveals both his scientific and aesthetic vocation. His book has enormous documentary value due to the accuracy of the illustrations and the richness of the text, which includes didactic notes and autobiographical and travel anecdotes. Hoüel’s journey was funded by the king of France, Louis XVI. Although he was only intending to be in Sicily for one year, he eventually stayed there for four years. His financial support was tendered on the condition that the money advanced by the king should be returned along with the proceeds of the published book. However, the repayment was demanded too soon for Hoüel and the artist decided to repay part of the debt by donating some Sicilian paintings. Forty-six gouaches were chosen to enlarge the Painting Museum of Versailles (today preserved at the Louvre). Eventually, Hoüel and his creditor, the Compte Angiviller (administrator of the King’s properties) went their separate ways and the painter was left to manage the publication of his book himself. The Russian Empress Catherine II became interested in the acquisition of Hoüel’s ‘Cabinet’, comprising approximately five hundred gouaches, for which she paid forty thousand pounds. The works were sent to Saint Petersburg; 240 drawings disappeared and 264 works are now preserved at the HermitageMuseum. The four folio volumes of the "VOYAGE PITTORESQUE DES ISLES DE SICILE, DE MALTE ET DE LIPARI, où l’on traite des Antiquités qui s’y trouvent encore; des principaux Phénomènes que la Nature y offre; du Costume des Habitans, & de Quelques Usages" was printed from 1782-1787. The

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        Disegno della Seconda Macchina, rappresentante un Notturno Villereccio Divertimneto, caratterizzato con varie Caricature.

      1782 - Acquaforte e bulino, 1782. Da un soggetto di Giuseppe Palazzi. Bella prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini irregolari, per il resto in buone condizioni. Le macchine del fuoco per la festa della Chinea Chinea in senso letterale, era la mula bianca (o il cavallo ambiatore delle Asturie) che i Re di Spagna presentavano annualmente al papa in forma solenne per il pagamento del censo per il Regno di Napoli. Il cavallo, convenientemente ammaestrato, s'inginocchiava davanti al pontefice e gli offriva la somma di danaro contenuta in un vaso d'argento fissato alla sella. L'offerta era preceduta da una solenne cavalcata della durata di due ore e mezza, lungo un itinerario preciso. Per rendere più solenne la cerimonia, con decreto del 12 maggio 1691 di Carlo II, si obbligavano i "grandi" di Spagna a partecipare al solenne corteo, al quale seguivano per due sere spari di macchine pirotecniche accompagnati da esecuzioni musicali, balli e rinfreschi. La chinea, per la sua regolarità, non era soltanto la festa estiva per eccellenza, ma il migliore biglietto da visita della monarchia spagnola (poi di quella napoletana) nella città eterna, l'arma propagandistica più convincente per guadagnare un consenso universale e l'appoggio politico delle altre potenze. Le celebrazioni erano fastosissime, malgrado i problemi politici della nazione, ed il consueto ritardo nell'invio del danaro per il loro svolgimento. In occasione della festa, palazzo di Spagna e, successivamente, palazzo Colonna e palazzo Farnese, diventavano per due mesi all'anno l'atelier di inventori, pittori, disegnatori e architetti di macchine, nonché il momento di aggregazione di artificieri, fuocaroli, musicisti, fornitori e cuochi. Questi palazzi, inoltre, diventavano, per due giorni all'anno, sede dell'ambasciata straordinaria, luogo dal quale partiva la cavalcata e davanti al quale si innalzavano le « stupefacenti » macchine per i fuochi d'artificio, dove si disponevano le luminarie tenute accese le sere della vigilia e il giorno della festività dei santi Pietro e Paolo. Risale agli inizi del Settecento la consuetudine di allestire, il 28 e 29 giugno, due sontuose macchine in piazza santissimi Apostoli (più raramente in piazza Farnese), di cui conosciamo le caratteristiche grazie alle minuziose incisioni, accompagnate da esaurienti didascalie, che vennero stampate annualmente dal 1723. Monopolizzarono la costruzione e progettazione delle macchine di questo periodo Paolo Posi, architetto camerale della Repubblica di Venezia e di casa Colonna, in collaborazione con il suo allievo, l'architetto camerale Giuseppe Palazzi, e con l'incisore Giuseppe Vasi. Posi, ultimo epigono del barocco, celebrava Ferdinando negli apparati come appassionato archeologo, e come l'entusiasta monarca favorevole al trasporto in piazza di elementi popolari sulla platea d'un sontuoso edificio destinato al divertimento pubblico. Più che mai per tali apparati, ove l'incisore lavorò su disegni altrui, come d'altronde per spettacolari cortei o cavalcate cittadine, il Vasi è prezioso testimone ed interprete del suo tempo. Etching, printed on contemporary laid paper, small tear perfectly repaired, otherwise in good condition The engravings have been laid on canvas and framed; after a long work to repair them, they now look almost perfect. Signs of glue on verso, on recto signs of abrasions and oxidations. Chinea literally means white female mule, the one the Kings of Spain offered every year to the Pope as a solemn payment of the income of the Kingdome of Naples. The horse, duly trained, knelt in front of the Pope and to offer him a silver vase with money inside, that was fastened to its saddle. The offer was preceded by a solemn ride of two and a half hours, a long and precise itinerary. To make it even more solemn, as per Charles II decree of the 12 of May 1691, the Greats of Spain were obliged to take part to the cortege, which was then followed by two series of pyrotechnical shots and music, dan

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        TROISIEME VOYAGE de COOK, ou Journal d'une expedition faite dans la Mer Pacifique du Sud & du Nord en 1776-1780.

      Paris,Chez Pissot pere & fils, Libraires, quai des Augustins & Laporte, Libraire, rue des Noyers,1782.. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1782, SECOND STATE, translated from the English by Jean-Nicolas Demeunier. 8vo, approximately 210 x 140 mm, 8¼ x 5½ inches, woodcut vignette of farm buildings and trees on title page, illustrated with a folding engraved frontispiece representing the death of Captain Cook on Hawaii, "Mort du Capitaine Cook à OWhy-hée, Fevrier 1779", and a folding engraved map showing the tracks of the Resolution and the Discovery, pages: x, [1] -508, complete with half-title, final page has the Approbation and "De l'imprimerie de Valade". Still in its original French marbled wrappers and uncut, housed in a blue drop down box, with gilt letter leather label on spine, and the binder's name in gilt inside at the bottom of the spine " Newbold & Collins, Sydney". The binding is worn and rubbed, half the lower wrapper repaired with matching paper and ragged at edges, spine rubbed with loss of marbled paper, the folding map has some small neat repairs to blank side and one larger repair running into image, but no loss, some folds beginning to split, text mostly clean and crisp with the occasional small brown spot, old ink manuscript notes on the blank side of rear wrapper, old ink name on title page, the same as shown in the image in the Parsons Collection of Rare Pacific Voyage Books by Hordern House, hard to read but looks like "Lestrange". Rare in original state. See: The Parsons Collection, Rare Pacific Voyage Books From the Collection of David Parsons, by Hordern House, Part 1, No. 123; David W. Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography 1780-1900, Volume 1, page 38, No.45. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        La provincia di Brescia divisa ne' suoi territori di nuova projezione

      Venezia, Zatta, 1782. Incisione su rame, confini, cartiglio e bordura millimetrica acquerellati all'epoca, mm. 420x325 alla battuta + ampi marg. bianchi integri. Stato perfetto.

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        Ornamenti Diversi. - [2 Teile in 1 Band].

      Stesso Albertolli, Milano 1782 - o.J. [1782]; 1787. 2 Bll., 22 Tafeln [= Tafeln I-XXIV]; 3 Bll., 21 Tafeln (von 23), schlichter moderner HLdrbd., 51 x 37 cm. Enthält die ersten beiden Teile des Ornamentstichwerks von Albertolli (ein dritter Teil erschien 1796). Der vorliegende Band enthält 43 der von Giacomo Mercoli nach Entwürfen von Albertolli gestochenen Tafeln (die Tafeln XXI/XXII und XXIII/XXIV des ersten Teils liegen jeweils auf einem Blatt vor; es fehlen die Tafeln XI und XII des zweiten Teils). - Teil 2 mit dem abweichenden Titel "Alcune Decorazioni di Nobili Sale Ed Altri Ornamenti". - "Ouvrage bien exécuté" (Brunet 1, 136). - Ohne die bei Brunet erwähnten Frontispize. - Berieben und bestoßen; der moderne Einband lässt buchbinderisches Stilgefühl vollständig vermissen. Die Tafeln teils fleckig (einige wenige stärker fleckig). Das stark beschnittene Titelblatt des ersten Teils ist auf ein modernes Papier geleimt. Die erste und die letzte Tafel sind unschön angerändert und unschön berieben (die erste Tafel mit rückseitigen Reparaturen, die letzte Tafel mit Einrissen entlang mehrerer Falze). Einige wenige Tafeln mit sauber reparierten Rissen. Die Tafeln sonst ordentlich. --- Parts one and two of Albertolli's ornament work (a third part was published in 1796). The present volume contains 43 plates (plates XXI/XXI and XXIII/XXIV of part one are printed on one sheet each; plates XI and XII of part two are missing). Lacking the frontispices mentioned by Brunet. - Some wear to the modern halfleather binding (the binding being rather poor in style and in craftsmanship too). Some of the plates show foxing or staining (some few show heavy foxing). The cut out center piece of the title page to part one is mounted on modern paper (no missing text). The first plate and the last plate are in poor overall condition. Some few plates show minute repairs to the paper. The plates otherwise and all in all in good condition. 5002 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Art de Nager, avec des avis pour se baigner utilement, précedé d'une Dissertation ou l'on développe la science des anciens dans l'art de nager.et l'utilité du bain, soit en santé, soit en maladie.

      Ouvrage orn? de XXII figures par Charles Moette. Quatri?me ?dition consid?rablement augment?e suivie de la Dissertation sur les bains des Orientaux. (Segue:) Suppl?ment ? la quatri?me ?dition.par M. Le Roux. Paris, chez Lamy, MDCCLXXXII (1782), - 2 parti in un volume in-12, pp. (9), 6-364; 12, legatura in mezzo vitello, ricchi fregi e titolo oro al dorso, tagli rossi. Con una tavola in antiporta e 22 f.t. incise in rame, raffiguranti i vari stili di nuoto. Rara quarta edizione di una delle prime opere dedicate all'arte di nuotare (la prima ed. usc? nel 1696). Quest'edizione fu accresciuta da Poncelin de la Roche ed arricchita del supplemento di Le Roux: ''Suppl?ment a la IV edition de l'art de nager.contenant le Plan d'une ecole publique de Natation, la description de divers nouveaux scaphandres, & de diff?rents pantalons imp?n?trables ? l'eau.'', Paris, Lamy, 1782; contenente la prima pianta della piscina di una scuola pubblica. L'intera opera ? finemente illustrata da tavole che raffigurano il nuotatore nelle diverse posizioni assunte nell'acqua. Ottimo esemplare. Graesse, VII, p. 133. Brunet, V, 813. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Architecture hydraulique, ou l'art de conduire, d'élever et de ménager les eaux pous les différens besoins de la vie

      L.Cellot, Paris 1782 - Pleine basane marbrée de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné et doré portant les pièces de titre et de tomaison, tranches rouges, gardes en papier marbré. Deux parties reliées en quatre volumes in quarto (28,1x21,5 cm) de : V1 : 1782. frontispice, (8)-xii-412 pages et 44 planches dépliantes V2 : 1782. (8)-423-xxviii pages et 55 planches dépliantes V3 : 1788. (8)-xiv-(2)- xxxii pages et 60 planches dépliantes V4 : 1790. frontispice, viii-480-xxxvii-(3) pages et 60 planches dépliantes. Reliures frottées, coiffes et coins usés, 4 mors fendus mais solides. Tome 1 : légère mouillure en marge supérieure, Tome 2 : Mouillure en marge inférieure, Tome 3 : Mouillure fragilisant le papier en marge inférieure (ne touche pas le texte), Tome 4 : Mouillure angulaire sans gravité et une petite déchirure (2 cm) à la planche 24 C'est l'un des premiers ouvrages scientifiques dans le domaine de d'ingénierie. Ce texte influent a été largement utilisé et a connu plusieurs tirages du 18ème au début du 19ème siècle. Il traite de la construction civile, du transport, de la construction navale, des voies navigables, de l'approvisionnement en eau, des fontaines ornementales, des moulins et des pompes, symbolisant leur état ??à la veille de la révolution industrielle. (Bibliotheca Mechanica) Ce travail c'est avéré inestimable pour les architectes, les constructeurs et ingénieurs. C'est un véritable guide pratique pour de nombreuses applications. Ce fut le premier ouvrage de ce type à faire un usage pratique du calcul intégral. Ouvrage richement illustré de 2 frontispices et 219 planches dépliantes représentants toutes sortes d'ouvrages hydrauliques (moulins, machines à scier, pompes, ports, acqueducs, fontaine, .). ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Contemporary full mottled sheep, spine gilt in six compartments, title and volume number in gilt on lettering-pieces, red edges, marbled endpapers. Two parts bound in four, 4to (28.1x21.5 cm) : V1 : frontispiece, (8)-xii-412 pages, 44 folding plates. V2 : (8)-423-xxviii pages, 55 folding plates V3 : (8)-xiv-(2)- xxxii pages, 60 folding plates V4 : frontispiece, viii-480-xxxvii-(3) pages, 60 folding plates Bindings rubbed, caps and corners worn, 4 joints cracked but sound. Part 1 : light waterstains on upper margin, Part 2 : waterstains on lower margin, Part 3 : strong waterstain on lower margin (without touching the text), Part 4 : light waterstain, small tear on plate 24 "one of the earliest scientific books in the field of engineering. Concentrating on civil construction he considers transportation, shipbuilding, waterways and water supply, ornamental fountains, windmills and pumps, epitomizing their state on the eve of the Industrial Revolution."Bibliotheca Mechanica". In 4 9665g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mappe-Monde description duu globe terrestre assujettie aux observations astronomiques

      Parigi 1782 - Incisione in rame, dipinta d'epoca, mm 306x455. Piacevole mappamondo disegnata da uno dei principali cartografi del Settecento francese, arricchita da un cartiglio barocco. Tratta da " Atlas Moderne " di LattrË. Buon esemplare appena ingiallito Copper engraving, mm 306x455, outline original color. Attractive world map, ornated with a rococo title cartouche. Boundaries outlined in hand colour.Prepared by Jean Janvier, one of the leading cartographers of the late 18th century.From"Atlas Moderne" by LattrÈ. Good condition, just some paper discoloration. cartografia.

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        Nouveau Voyage dans l'Amérique Septentrionale, en l'année 1781; et Campagne de l'Armée de M. le Comte de Rochambeau

      Philadelphie, Paris: Moutard, 1782. First edition. Frontispeice. Pp., ix, [x, blank], [1]-222. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf, edges red. Neatly rebacked with new endpapers. First edition. Frontispeice. Pp., ix, [x, blank], [1]-222. 1 vols. 8vo. Howes R361; Clark I:298; Sabin 72032; Leclerc 999; Chadenat 1196

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        Considérations sur le gouvernement ancien et présent de la France - Mizrim ou le sage à la cour

      1782 - 2 ouvrages en un volume de Amsterdam, Marc-Michel Rey, 1765 et Neuchâtel, Société typographique, 1782, in-8, 2 ouvrages en un volume de XIV, (2), 328 pages, puis IV et 148 pages, plein veau marbré de l'époque, dos à 5 nerfs orné, tranches et gardes marbrées (accidents aux coiffes et coins, mors fendus), Deux éditions originales d'ouvrage de politique : un traité théorique et un conte philosophique. Le marquis d'Argenson, après avoir comparé les "effets de l'Aristocratie et de la Démocratie chez les nations étrangères" et montré les progrès démocratiques que connut la France tout au long de son histoire, propose d'étendre la démocratie en France, tout en conservant un régime monarchique, par la mise en place d'une décentralisation reposant sur une répartition des pouvoirs entre des officiers royaux, des intendants de département, et des magistrats populaires et municipaux disposant d'une autonomie accrue. L'apologue de Perreau, dont l'édition originale est peu courante, conjugue un idéal chimérique d'une royauté pleine de bonté et une institution du jeune prince rendue possible et profitable grâce à un simple homme du peuple, Mizrim. Ce groupement fortuit permet de disposer des deux formes littéraires majeures que développèrent en France les penseurs politiques du XVIIIe siècle : la fable et la rhétorique argumentative. Intérieur propre et grand de marges [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage aux Indes orientales et à la Chine 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 & de Bourbon, Les Maldives, Ceylan, Malacca, Les Philippines & Les Moluques, & de Recherches Sur L'Histoire Naturelle de ces Pays

      first edition illustrated with 7 folding boards. Bindings in half emerald slightly posterior. Smooth back with 4 irons and castors. Title and tomato pieces in red morocco. Chez l'auteur & Froulé & Nyon A Paris 1782 In-8 (14x22cm) xxij, 340pp. et (6) 376pp. et (6) 362pp. 3 volumes reliés

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

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

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        Vue du Rocher de Scylla & d’une partie de la Cote de la Calabre ultérieure prise du phare de Messine e Rochers & Ecueils de Scylla

      Parigi 1782 - Veduta tratta dal "Voyage Pittoresque" seconda edizione del 1795/98. Acquaforte e bulino, leggera gora d'acqua al margine bianco sinistro, per il resto in ottimo stato di conservazione. View taken from the second edition of "Voyage Pittoresque" by Saint Non, published in Paris, 1795/98. Copperplate, a light wateristain at the left margin, otherwise in very good conditon. Dimensioni 245 190mm

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        Umständliches Lehrgebäude der Deutschen Sprache, zur Erläuterung der Deutschen Sprachlehre. 2 Bände.

      Leipzig, Breitkopf, 1782. - LX, 4 unnumerierte Blätter, 884 Seiten, 1 Blatt; 3 unnumerierte Blätter, 798 Seiten, 16 unnumerierte Blätter, mit gestochenen Textvignetten. 8vo (ca. 20x13 cm), Pappbände der Zeit mit Rücken- und Deckelrandgoldprägungen. Ebert 102 Anm. NDB I, 64. Erste Ausgabe. Johann Christoph Adelung war Bibliothekar, Lexikograph und Germanist. Auf ihn geht neben seinem Wörterbuch und diesem "Lehrgebäude" die Adelungsche s-Schreibung zurück, die in Teilen des deutschsprachigen Raums ab der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts, und von der Zweiten Orthographischen Konferenz 1901 bis zur Rechtschreibreform von 1996 im ganzen deutschen Sprachraum mit Ausnahme der Schweiz für das "ß" verbindlich war - Die Einbände ganz leicht beschabt und lichtgebleicht, die Ecken minimal gestaucht, eine schöne Ausgabe in hübschen zartrosafarbenen zeitgenössischen Einbänden. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Description de la ville de Bruxelles, enrichie du plan de la ville det de perspectives.

      - Brussels, J. L. de Boubers, 1782. 12mo. (2),+ lviii,+ (1),+ (blank),+ 56,65-131,+ (3) pp.+ 5 engr. fold. plates. Sewn as issued, uncut, in somewhat worn blue wrappers. Title in ink on front wrapper. From the library of Ericsberg, with the signature of David Gotth. Hildebrand, dated ?Brusselle 9 Nov. 1782.? Carlander III, 564. David Gotthart Henric Hildebrand (1761-1808). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Carta topografica dè contorni di genova e delle sue valli di polcevera e Bisagno con le sue adiacenze

      1782. Pieghe editoriali

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        Il Bergamasco diviso ne suoi distretti di nuova proiezione

      Venezia 1782 - Carta geografica tratta dal "Atlante Novissimo" dello Zatta, edito tra il 1776 ed il 1785. Incisione in rame, coloritura coeva dei contorni, in buone condizioni. Map from "Atlante Novissimo" printed in Venice between 1776 and 1785. The map was issued in Zatta's Atlante Novissimo a monumental 4 volume work and one of the last great decorative atlases. Copperplate, original outline colour, in very good condition. Dimensioni 325 415mm

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        Stato della Repubblica di Genova.

      1782. Incisione in rame, mm 325x420, colorata d'epoca ai confini. In alto a sinistra bel cartiglio figurato e dipinto. Antonio Zatta (1775-1797) è stato uno dei più importanti editori di carte geografiche del tardo XVIII secolo italiano. La sua opera costituisce un importante punto di passaggio tra la cartografia antica e moderna, più attenta all'accuratezza dei dettagli geografici che all'abbellimento estetico ricco di motivi mitologici o d'invenzione, come era quello dell'epoca precedente. La sua opera più importante è l'Atlante nuovissimo pubblicato tra il 1775 e il 1789. Buon esemplare con minimo strappo all'estremità inferiore della piega centrale e lieve piccolo alone al centro.

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        Nouveau Voyage dans l'Amérique Septentrionale, en l'année 1781; et Campagne de l'Armée de M. le Comte de Rochambeau

      Philadelphie, Paris: Moutard, 1782. First edition. Frontispeice. Pp., ix, [x, blank], [1]-222. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary calf, edges red. Neatly rebacked with new endpapers. First edition. Frontispeice. Pp., ix, [x, blank], [1]-222. 1 vols. 8vo. Howes R361; Clark I:298; Sabin 72032; Leclerc 999; Chadenat 1196

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        Geständnisse von J. J. Rousseau nebst den Selbstbetrachtungen des einsamen Naturfreundes. [Übers. von K. G. Schreiter].

      Riga, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch 1782. - 2 Bde. kl.-8°. 4 Bll., 432; 519 S. PBde. d. Zt. Mit roten Rückensch. Kl. Namenstempel a.d. flieg. Vors. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        SAMMELBAND. m. 6 kl. Schriften.

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

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        British Fresh Water Fishes. Illustrated with a coloured Figure of each Species drawn from Nature by A.F.Lydon and numerous Engravings.

      Folio. XXVI, 204 pages with 41 stunning full-page lithographs in colour. Wonderful recent half leather binding with new endpapers applied. Excellent condition. Extraordinary beautiful publication with quite some romance applied to the pages opposing the colourful illustrations. Here we find the localities where one can catch the illustrated fish, beautifully depicted by skillful artists. [Freeman 1782 / Nissen ZBI 2009 / Wood page 391] The coloured, chromolithographic plates of the fish and the facing, picturesque Vignettes are as follows: 1 - Perch / 2 - Ruffe and Miller's Thumb (Vignette: On the Avon, Strensham Reach) / 3 - Sticklebacks (Vignette: Easdale, Grasmere) / 4 - Carp (Vignette: On the Brathay) / 5 - Crucian Carp and Prussian Carp (Vignette: Breddgelert, North Wales) / 6. Golden and Bronze Carp (Vignette: On the Avon) / 7. Gudgeon and Barbel (Vignette: On the Thames) / 8. Roach (Vignette: On the Hodder) / 9. Chub (Vignette: On the Lea) / 10. Graining and Dace (Vignette: Pont Aberglaslyn, North Wales) / 11. Azurine, Dobule and Rudd, or Red-Eye (Vignette: On the Dart) / 12. Tench (On the Thames) / 13. Golden Tench / 14. Common Bream (Vignette: Rydal Water) / 15. Pomeranian Bream and White Bream or Breamflat (Vignette: On the Thames, near Eton) / 16. Spined Loach, Minnow, Loach and Bleak (Vignette: On the Derwent) / 17. Allis Shad and Twaite Shad (Vignette: On the Wye) / 18. Pike (Vignette: On the Doon) / 19. Salmon (Male) (Vignette: On the Tweed) / 20. Salmon Trout (On the Dee, Scotland) / 21. Salmon Trout (Var) / 22. Sewen (Vignette: River Scene, Aberglaslyn) / 23. Bull Trout (Vignette: River Scene, Langdale) /24. Galway Sea Trout (Vignette: On the Dargle) / 25. Short-Headed Salmon (On the Devon, Scotland) / 26. Common Trout (On the Trout Stream - Driffield) / 27. Black-Finned Trout (On the Llugwy, North Wales) / 28. Grilled, or Young Salmon / 29. Lochleven Trout (Vignette: Loch Katrine - Ellen's Isle) / 30. Gillaroo Trout (Vignette: Loch Awe) / 31. Great Lake Trout (Vignette: Pass of Leny) / 32. Windermere Charr, Cole's Charr and Gray's Charr (Vignette: Windermere) / 33. Torgoch and Alpine Charr (Vignette: River Scene ar Pont-y-Cyffing)/ 34. Loch Killin Charr (On the Wye) / 35. Vendace, Gwyniad and Grayling (Vignette: On the Dart, Lover's Leap)/ 36. Pollan and Powan (Vignette: The Wye, from Goodrich Castle) / 37. Young Trout, Salmon Parr and Smelt (Vignette: At Cleeve, on the Thames) / 38. Burbot, Eel-Pout (On the Wharpe) / 39. Sturgeon (On the Dee) / 40. Sharp-Nosed Eel and Broad-Nosed Eel (Vignette: Eel Bucks on the Thames) / 41. Sea-Lamprey, Lampern, Planer's Lamprey and Pride (Vignette: At Scalby Mill, near Scarborough) /

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

      Wien: Joseph Herold, 1782. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 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. Very Good.

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        Mappe-Monde description duu globe terrestre assujettie aux observations astronomiques

      1782. Incisione in rame, dipinta d'epoca, mm 306x455. Piacevole mappamondo disegnata da uno dei principali cartografi del Settecento francese, arricchita da un cartiglio barocco. Tratta da " Atlas Moderne " di Lattrè. Buon esemplare appena ingiallito Copper engraving, mm 306x455, outline original color. Attractive world map, ornated with a rococo title cartouche. Boundaries outlined in hand colour.Prepared by Jean Janvier, one of the leading cartographers of the late 18th century.From"Atlas Moderne" by Lattré. Good condition, just some paper discoloration.

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        The Journey from Chester to London.

      B. White, London 1782 - Pp.[2], iv, 452, [6 index]. Frontispiece & 22 plates. Original tree calf, boards and spine neatly recased. A very handsome, clean and complete copy in original binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Institutiones physicae praelectionibus publicis destinatae.

      Mayr, 1782. 2 tomi in 1 vol., in 8°, p. pelle: Pars I: Physicam generalem complectens, cc.nn. 8 + pp. 256 + 5 inc. ripiegate; Pars II: Physicam particularem complect, cc.nn. 3 + pp. 480 + cc.nn. 4 + 6 inc. ripiegate. Tagli rossi. Nervi. Front. fig. Finaline, testatine. Menda sul primo front. Sul front. della prima parte si legge la data 1782 mentre sul front. della seconda parte si legge la data 1779.

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        Les Plaisirs de l'Amour, ou, Recueil de contes, histoires & poemes galans

      Montparnasse [i.e. Paris]: Chez Apollon [i.e., Hubert Martin Cazin], 1782. Engraved frontispiece and 17 engravings. 143; [ii], 140; 142 pp. 3 vols. 12mo. Later nineteenth century full rust orange morocco, spines and boards tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, a.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf. Joints slightly rubbed. Bookplate of Douglas Maxwell Moffat. Engraved frontispiece and 17 engravings. 143; [ii], 140; 142 pp. 3 vols. 12mo. An elegant collection of eighteenth century French tales and poems, finely bound by Zaehnsdorf. Brunet VI, 14177

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        Inquiries concerning the poor.

      8vo., xix + (1) + 494pp., contemporary calf with single gilt filet on sides (bull and lozenge device), recently neatly rebacked to match with the original label preserved. A very good copy indeed from the 18th century library of John Cator* with his armorial bookplate on front pastedown.Publisher: Edinburgh: printed for T. Longman, London; and J. Dickson, Edinburgh.Year: 1782Edition: First edition: uncommon. Goldsmiths 12347. Kress B.483. Williams II, p.217.

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        Politica christiana para toda clase de personas

      1782 - Regulating the relation between the clergy and the Native American Population in Guatemala. 1782. Guatemala, en la nueva ciudad de la Asunción. En la oficina de Don Antonio Sanchez Cubillas. In 4to. 12 ff. + 17 + 283 + 1 ff. Contemporary vellum. An excellent copy overall. 4,800 $ First and only edition of this fine Guatemalan printing, of considerable rarity in the market. The work regulates, to a certain extent, the relation between the clergy and the Native American population in Central America. A beautiful Guatemalan printing which features borders to every page, and a small woodcut of a ship. Only two copies are found in Spanish public libraries, and two –one incomplete- at auction in the last 100 years. Palau, 219920. Medina, Guatemala, 477. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gretchen und Faust. 2 Lithographien von Johann Nepomuk Strixner nach Naeke von 1822. Je 28 x 19 cm.

      Der bayerische Zeichner, Lithograph und Kupferstecher Strixner (Altötting 1782 - 1855 München) studierte an der Münchner Akademie und wirkte 1808-09 an den von Alois Senefelder als Lithographien herausgegebenen 'Christlich-mythologischen Handzeichnungen' von Albrecht Dürer mit.- Die eine (Inkunabel der) Lithographie zeigt die erste Begegnung von Gretchen und Faust in der 'Straßen'-Szene ('Mein schönes Fräulein, darf ich wagen, meinen Arm und Geleit Ihr anzutragen?') sowie eine spätere Szenerie (von Gretchen und Faust?) in inniger Vertrautheit.- Im breiten weißen Außenrand leicht angestaubt und mit wenigen schwachen Knickspuren.

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        Philosophic Solitude; or The Choice of a Rural Life: A Poem. By a Youn

      , 1782. 1782. [LIVINGSTON, WILLIAM]. Philosophic Solitude; or The Choice of a Rural Life: A Poem. By a Young Gentleman Educated at Yale College. Trenton: Isaac Collins, 1782. 28 p. Stitched and untrimmed, as issued. Persistent dampstaining throughout, one fore-edge margin a bit ragged costing a few letters, but a good copy, and a remarkable survival in as-issued state. Livingston's anonymously published paean to the rural life, first printed in New York in 1747. This is the only New Jersey edition, printed while Livingston was the Revolutionary War governor of New Jersey. This is also the only known untrimmed copy. Evans 17575; Felcone, Printing in New Jersey, 1754-1800, 356; Stoddard and Whitesell 323; ESTC W27625.

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        Les Plaisirs de l'Amour, ou, Recueil de contes, histoires & poemes galans

      Montparnasse [i.e. Paris]: Chez Apollon [i.e., Hubert Martin Cazin], 1782. Engraved frontispiece and 17 engravings. 143; [ii], 140; 142 pp. 3 vols. 12mo. Later nineteenth century full rust orange morocco, spines and boards tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, a.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf. Joints slightly rubbed. Bookplate of Douglas Maxwell Moffat. Engraved frontispiece and 17 engravings. 143; [ii], 140; 142 pp. 3 vols. 12mo. An elegant collection of eighteenth century French tales and poems, finely bound by Zaehnsdorf. Brunet VI, 14177

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        Saggio sopra gli alimenti per servire di commentario ai libri dietetici d'Ippocrate del Signor di Lorry, traduzione dal francese

      Napoli, nella Stamperia della Società Letteraria e Tipografica 1782 - LORRY Anne Charles. Saggio sopra gli alimenti per servire di commentario ai libri dietetici d'Ippocrate del Signor di Lorry, traduzione dal francese. Napoli, nella Stamperia della Società Letteraria e Tipografica, 1782. Due volumi in 16mo; pp. 454, 420, 6cc.n.nn. Pergamena coeva, tasselli ai dorsi con titolo e fregi in oro. Tagli rossi. Edizione originale della traduzione italiana "che non è stata fatta sopra le antiche edizioni, ma sopra una nuova che si è data a Parigi nel 1781 e sopra giunte che ci sono state comunicate dall'autore medesimo.". Lorry, 1726-1783, pubblicò per la prima volta quest'opera nel 1757 che fu poi rivista ed aumentata nel 1781. Un'accurata analisi sulla digestione e le abitudini alimentari. Paleari, pag. 440; Westbury, pag. 135. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Expériences et observations sur différentes branches de la physique, avec une continuation des observations sur l'air

      Translated work of Englishmen by Mr. Ghibelline. Original French edition. A third book published in 1783 and a fourth in 1787's copy of the library Sainte Genevieve hopes to 2 volumes on the date of 1782 Full mottled brown calf. Smooth spine decorated. Parts of titles and volume numbers in red morocco. Friction. A snag with a small tail lack of volume II. Red edges. English chemist and theologian, who isolated many gases, such as oxygen. He is considered one of the founders of modern chemistry by his contributions to experimentation. Priestley (1733-1804), pastor, theologian and chemist, was encouraged to publish his history of electricity by the Scientific and statesman Benjamin Franklin, whom he met in 1766 Priestley discovered among other things that the coal wood conducts electricity. In 1767, he realized that the electrification of the conductors is superficial. The same year he became pastor in Leeds, Yorkshire, where he became interested in research in the field of gas. With its innovative experimental work he was elected to the Academy of Sciences in 1772, when he published his observations on different air species. His greatest contribution is the isolation of oxygen in 1774. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez Nyon. à Paris 1782 in-12 (10x17cm) xxiv, 282pp. 1pl. (6) et (4) 312pp. 2 volumes reliés

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        Der Graf von Gabalis oder Gespräche über die verborgenen Wissenschaften. Aus dem Französischen. Dtsch. Erstausg.

      Berlin, bey Friedrich Maurer, 1782. - 124 S., Kl.-8°, Pappband d. Zt. Wolfstieg 42465 (nennt zum Titel auch eine Rezension in: Archiv f. Frmr u. Rosenkreuzer 1, 1783, S. 447-448); Caillet 7706; Ackermann V/224f. (zu anderen Ausg.). Vgl. Gardner 682: "which treats of the Rosicrucian ideas of elemental spirits, 'Gnomes', 'Undines' etc. The chief figure in it, who is the imaginary Count of Gabalis; although written in a satirical vein yet it contains profound truths". - Es wird behauptet, dass der franz. Schriftsteller Nicolas Pierre Henri de Montfaucon, Abbe de Villars (1635-1673) wegen dieser Schrift (EA 1670) ermordet wurde. Der Grund dazu soll in den scherzhaft enthüllten Geheimnissen der Kabbala u. der Gesellschaft der Rosenkreuzer gelegen haben. - Etwas berieben u. bestossen; Kapitale mit kl. Fehlstellen; Titel mit Namenszug; tlw. leicht braunfleckig, sonst ein gutes Expl. - Sehr selten.

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        Voyages autour du monde, et vers les deux Pôles par terre et par mer, pendant les années 1767 1776

      Paris: Moutard, 1782. Discreet small stamps on half-titles, bindings slightly rubbed.. Two volumes, octavo, with ten folding engraved maps and plates; contemporary French marbled calf gilt; an excellent copy. First edition: the rare original account of Pagès's extensive narrative of travel and exploration, of most interest for the second volume which recounts his voyage towards the South Pole in search of a Southern Continent under Kerguelen in 1773-74. The ten fine engravings all relate to this part of the work.This was Kerguelen's second voyage, and a disastrous one: Pagès was to be an important witness in the subsequent court-martial of the commander for the events surrounding the dismasting of the Rolland during a storm. Kerguelen was dismissed from the service, and his printed account of the voyage, which was officially suppressed, is today very rare. This second volume also describes Pagès's 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 finally proved to the French what Cook had already generally demonstrated - that the southern continent was a fiction - but more importantly, their disastrous result ensured that promotion in the French navy was henceforth based on merit rather than breeding. "La Pérouse 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). Provenance: Private collection (Australia).

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        Gesamtansicht, auf einer Kundschaft f. alle Zünfte.

      - Kupferstich n. P. A. Biarelle b. Chr. E. Prediger, dat. 12. . 1782, 30 x 39 Stopp D. 15 - Ansicht und Testat eingefaßt in dek. Rokokobordüre. In den Ecken unten links und rechts zwei - wahrscheinlich frei erfundene - Landschaftsdarstellungen, in den Ecken oben je ein Wappen, links das der Markgrafen zu Brandenburg - Ansbach, rechts das der Stadt Ansbach. Mit schöner kalligraphischer Schrift und rotem Lacksiegel. - Die Schrift ist leider fast nicht mehr zu lesen.- Mit alten geglätteten Längs- und Querfalten.

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        Les Liaisons dangereuses

      - Chez Durand neveu, à Paris 1782, in-12 (9,5x17cm), 248pp. ; 242pp. et 231pp. ; 257pp., 4 tomes reliés en 2 volumes. - Prima edizione, una copia del disegno C ha detto il pignone, con oltre tutte le caratteristiche di cui da Max Brown. Disegna A, B e C sono state stampate consecutivamente e non è stato fino a quando il pareggio D che appaiono differenze significative. Leganti del tempo in vitello marrone marmorizzato aperta, torna con cinque nervi ornato a cassettoni dorati e cappucci e parti in marocchino rosso, filetto dorato sul turno tutti i bordi rossi. Alcuni waterstains marginali molto pallidi non è grave, un piccolo foro nella parte superiore 141 del primo volume e una lacrima, senza pagina 191 mancante del secondo volume. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale, l'un des exemplaires du tirage C dit « à la roue dentée », présentant bien toutes les caractéristiques mentionnées par Max Brun. Les tirages A, B et C ont été imprimés consécutivement et ce n'est qu'à partir du tirage D que des différences notables apparaissent. Reliures de l'époque en plein veau brun marbré, dos à cinq nerfs richement ornés de caissons et fleurons dorés et de pièces de titre de maroquin rouge, filet doré sur les coupes, toutes tranches rouges. Coiffes de queues frottées et légèrement accidentées, coiffe de queue du tome I en partie manquante. Quatre coins émoussés. Tomaisons frottées. Quelques très pâles mouillures marginales sans gravité, un très petit trou en haut de la page 141 du premier volume et une déchirure sans manque page 191 du second tome.  

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        Letters regarding the British capitulation at Minorca

      

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        An essay on crimes and punishments,

      8vo., xxxi + (1) + 255 + (1)pp., with the 19th century bookplate on front pastedown of "Worcester Library, instituted 1790", and with its blindstamp on title-page and occasionally elsewhere, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked and labelled. A very good copy.Publisher: London: C. Dilly and J. Debrett, MDCCLXXXIIYear: [1782]Edition: First, and only, early edition.

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        History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      1782. GIBBON, Edward. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. London: Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1782-1788. Six volumes. Quarto, contemporary full tan calf rebacked in elaborately gilt-decorated calf, red and green morocco spine labels. $10000.Mixed edition set, including three first editions (Volumes I-III are early ""New"" editions, and Volumes IV-VI are first editions) of one of the greatest classics of Western thought, with three engraved maps by Kitchin, two of them folding. Beautifully bound.""This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical worksÂ… Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equaled to this day; and the result was clothed in an inimitable prose"" (PMM 222). ""For 22 years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly 1500 years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical wholeÂ… It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written"" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, 146-7). All 1000 copies of the first edition of Volume I were sold within two weeks of publication in January 1776. Volume I here is the 1782 edition or fifth overall; Volumes II and III are the 1787 edition or fourth overall. Volumes IV-VI are first editions. With map of the ""Western Part of the Roman Empire"" in Volume I and maps of the ""Eastern Part of the Roman Empire"" and ""Parts of Europe and Asia Adjacent to Constantinople"" in Volume II. Frontispiece engraved portrait of Gibbon in Volume I; bound with half-titles in all volumes except Volume I. Norton 26, 27, 29. Rothschild 942, 945. Grolier 100. Portrait, maps and text clean and fine. Expert restoration to extremities of contemporary calf covers. An excellent set of this classic work.

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        Six Pamphlets... Catholicism

      1782. BURKE, Edmund, LA MARCHE, Jean Francois de, et al. [Six Pamphlets on Catholic Emancipation.]. London and Dublin: 1782-1793. Octavo, contemporary half brown calf, burgundy morocco spine label, marbled boards: pp. (5), 2-163, (1); (2), 3-20; (3), 2-72; (3), 2-47, (1); (3), 4-88; (3), ii-xxvii, (2), 2-191. $2200.First edition, a scarce collection of major essays (1782-1793) on Catholic emancipation in a period of revolution, featuring BurkeÂ’s powerful essay declaring Catholic exclusion from constitutional rights “a serious evil” and numerous additional writings, including the influential works of Irish leaders such as Napper Tandy and Wolf Tone, scarce in contemporary marbled boards.In the late 1780s the governments of Ireland and England “steadily regained confidence following the end of the American warÂ… [but] after the collapse of the ancien regime in France, nothing would ever be the sameÂ… The controversy over the new French regime provided the central dividing issue in Irish politics” (McBride, Scripture Politics, 165-7). With Britain entering a long war with France, “the American Revolution, and especially the Declaration of Independence, had made an impact upon IrelandÂ… [as] Irish leaders began to acquire popular support for their attempts to widen the sphere of toleration” (OÂ’Gorman, Edmund Burke, 82). This major contemporary collection of influential writings on religious freedom and, specifically, on the rights of Roman Catholics, contains a seminal essay by Edmund Burke, essays by Thomas Potts and Jean Francois de La Marche, several anonymous writings, and a key series of Tracts that speak to progress signaled by the ParliamentÂ’s Quebec and Catholic Relief Acts of 1774 and 1778, and the Catholic Relief Act of 1829.BurkeÂ’s Letter to Sir Hercules Langrishe offers one of his finest writings in its argument for the enfranchisement of Roman Catholics. He firmly states that their exclusion from constitutional rights “seems to me a serious evilÂ… This way of proscribing men by whole nationsÂ… I can never believe to be politic or expedient, much less necessary for the existence of any state or church in the world” (19, 37). Interestingly, just as “Burke was preaching with unrivalled power the danger of tampering with the framework of the existing British Constitution, he argued that the Constitution of Ireland could not but be better strengthened by introducing gradually and carefully a Catholic element of property and education into political life” (Lercky, 135). As his biographer Cruise OÂ’Brien notes, Burke “did more than anyone else to secure legislative redress for the benefit of Irishmen.” BurkeÂ’s essay is aided here by an especially scarce assemblage of Tracts that includes writings by James Napper Tandy, colorful leader of the United Irishmen, together with Theobold Wolf ToneÂ’s 1791 Argument on Behalf of the Catholics of Ireland, which “made many converts to the Catholic cause (McBride, 169).The collection includes:*[POTTS, Thomas]. An Inquiry into the Moral and Political Tendency of the Religion Called Roman Catholic. London: Printed for G.G.J. and J. RobinsonÂ… and R. Faulder, 1790. *[LA MARCHE, Jean Francois de]. Lettre de M. LÂ’Evêque de Leon aux Ecclesiastiques Francois Réfugiés en Angleterre. Londres: J.P. Cochlan, 1793. *Anonymous. An Address to the President of the Protestant AssociationÂ… On the State and Behavior of English Catholics. London: Printed for R. Faulder, 1782. *Anonymous. Reflections on the Oaths Which Are Tendered to the Subject in this Country. London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1787. *BURKE, Edmund. A LetterÂ… To Sir Hercules Langrishe, Bart. MrP. On the Subject of Roman Catholics in Ireland, And the Propriety of Admitting Them to the Elective Franchise. London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1792. *(NAPPER TANDY, James, et al.). Tracts on Catholic Affairs. Viz. Presbyterio Catholicon &cÂ…. Dublin / London: Richard White / John Stockdale, 1792. This scarce collection of largely first editions features the first London edition, first printing, of BurkeÂ’s Letter, the preferred edition with BurkeÂ’s corrections of errors in the Dublin edition printed several weeks earlier. Lettre (1793) with title-page vignette displaying the badge of the Order of the Garter. Address to the President (1782) and Tracts (1792) without half titles. Goldsmith I:15432. ESTC T90019, T123892, N29418, T037951, T210850. Armorial bookplate. Contemporary marginalia.Text fresh with light foxing, mainly to preliminaries, slight edge-wear and rubbing to contemporary marbled boards, contemporary calf expertly restored. An extremely good copy of this historic collection.

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