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        Account of Provisions Issued in October 1782 to New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut Regiments and to Major General Alexander McDougall

      [New York]: , October 31, 1782. [New York], October 31, 1782. 8" x 13.25". "Manuscript Document Signed ""Jas. Forsyth"" on verso filing docket beneath ""Issues Octr."", 1 page, 8"" x 13.25"". Integral leaf docketed on verso. Lightly penned. On watermarked laid paper. Titled on verso of page, ""Accot of Issues in October 1782 / for James Forsyth I [issuing] Commissary."" Folds, expertly mended tear and strengthening of conjoint. Good condition.Columns are headed: ""To whom Issued,"" ""By whose Orders,"" ""Rations,"" and ""Pounds."" Included are rations issued to soldiers in the 2nd and 3rd Regiment Artillery, 2nd New York Regiment, 4th and 10th Massachusetts Regiments, and the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Connecticut Regiments. The last line lists rations for ""Major General [Alexander] McDougalls Line"" ordered by McDougall. Others who ordered include Col. Benjamin Tupper of Massachusetts and Col. Thomas Grosvenor of Connecticut who had fought at Bunker Hill."

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        Inquiries concerning the poor.

      Edinburgh: printed for T. Longman London; and J. Dickson Edinburgh 1782 - 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. First edition: uncommon. Goldsmiths 12347. Kress B.483. Williams II, p.217. Dedicated to Lord Kames, John M'Farlan was, according to his own description, for upwards of fifteen years either an actual director or closely associated with almost all the charitable foundations of Edinburgh. His book is one of the most substantial early contributions to the study of the poor in Scotland. Sections include Inquiry into the Causes of Poverty; Inquiry into the different methods employed to provide for the Poor; Of the Poor, or Charity-Workhouses; Of different charitable foundations; Of preventing idleness, dissipation, and vice among the populace, the providing for the Poor.> With considerable reference to other authorities, Richard Burn, John Gilbert and John Howard the prison reformer. 'A well thought out consideration of the causes of poverty, methods of providing for the poor, and methods of checking beggars. Highly considered and often referred to'. [Williams II, p.217]. * John Cator> (1728-1806) was a wealthy timber merchant and landowner responsible for the layout of much of the areas around Blackheath and Beckenham, now in south-east London. M.P. for various constituencies. He was High Sheriff of Kent in 1780-1. One of his first acts as a property developer was to commission Beckenham Park Place, a Palladian-style mansion much admired by Samuel Johnson. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Anleitung zur medicinischen Kräuterkunde für Aerzte und Apotheker. Erster Theil. Die Theorie, Linees System und die Kunstsprache. Zweyter Theil. Die Beschreibung der medicinischen Kräuter. Erster Band. Zweyter Theil. Die Beschreibung der medicinischen Kräuter. Zweyter Band.

       Helmstädt, Johann Heinrich Kühnlin 1782/1785/1786. 3 Tle. in 3 Bdn. 8°. XIV, 208; IV, 530; VIII; (1), S. 532-946. Mit 8 gefalt. Kupfertaf. HPgmt. d. Zt. In sehr gutem Zustand.VD18 12831077; Hirsch-H. III, 701; Pritzel 5288; Baur, Allg. histor.-biogr.-literar. Handwörterb. I, 829 - Erste Ausgabe. Mit ausführlichem Register. - Georg Rudolph Lichtenstein (1745-1807 Braunschweig) war praktizierender Arzt und Professor der Medizin an der Universität Helmstedt. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Medizin, Botanik, Pharmazie

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        [Nautical] Epitome of the art of navigation : or, a short, easy, and methodical way to become an astronomer, and a complete navigator : containing an introduction to decimal and logarithmic arithmetic

      London: printed for Messrs. Mount and Page, on Tower-Hill, M,DCC,LXXXII [1782]. Early Reprint. Full Calf. Near Fine+. 8vo: xiv,[2],336 [pp 335-36 misbound after p. xiv],[140]pp, with five plates (three folding), numerous diagrams and figures in the text, tables of latitude, meridional parts, and logarithms. Contemporary sheep, spine in six compartments between raised bands ruled in gilt, red morocco lettering piece, plain period end papers with indecipherable manuscript ex-libris in an early hand. An excellent copy, clean, crisp, and unmarked (one chart heavily toned). Scarce in this edition: WorldCat lists just six copies. Comprehensive manual for the navigator, covering in detail (with examples) decimal and logarithmic arithmetic, practical and spherical geometry, plane trigonometry, Mercator's chart (and its failings), geography, nautical astronomy, uses of the octant and sextant, and keeping a sea-reckoning journal. First published in 1686, this edition revised and corrected, with "many and various" additions, by John Adams. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Diodors von Sicilien Bibliothek der Geschichte. Erster bis sechster Band. Aus dem Griechischen übersetzt von Friedrich Andreas Stroth. (= Sammlung der neuesten Uebersetzungen der griechischen prosaischen Schriftsteller,. Ersten Theils Erster - Sechster Band).

      Frankfurt, Johann Christian Hermann 1782 - 1787. - XXXI, 448; 480; 552; 546; 580; 282 Seiten. Nebst einem dreyfachen Register [150] Bl.; Einband berieben und bestossen, etwas fleckig, sonst guter und sauberer Zustand Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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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

      Chez l'auteur|& Froulé|& Nyon 1782 - - Chez l'auteur & Froulé & Nyon, A Paris 1782, In-8 (14x22cm), xxij, 340pp. et (6) 376pp. et (6) 362pp., 3 volumes reliés. - Première édition in-8 après l'originale in-4 parue la même année, et illustrée de 7 planches dépliantes. Le prix de l'édition de luxe in-4 avec ses 140 gravures engagea l'auteur à réaliser une édition plus abordable. Dans les éditions du XIXe, l'atlas sera vendu à part des volumes de texte. Reliures en demi basane émeraude légèrement postérieure. Dos lisses ornés de 4 fers et roulettes. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de tête du tome 1 élimée en partie, et queue comportant un petit manque. Coiffe de tête du tome 3 arrachée. Assez bon ensemble avec une belle fraîcheur du papier. Célèbre relation du naturaliste pierre Sonnerat (1748-1814) qui renferme une documentation interessante et abondante sur les contrees de l'Ocean Indien, de l'Inde et de la Chine, notamment sur les plantes et les animaux. La première partie de l'ouvrage est un précis sur l'Inde, les moeurs et la religion des indous, puis l'auteur établit un mémoire sur les arts et les sciences des chinois. L'auteur retrace également la description de l'île de Madagascar, de la Réunion (îles Bourbon), des Maldives, de Ceylan. Le volume 3, après le recit d'un voyage aux Molluques est consacré à la description de la faune et de la flore, c'est sans doute la partie la plus remarquable de l'ouvrage. Tampon : Granger. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. xxij, 340pp. et (6) 376pp. et (6) 362pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paris in miniature: taken from the French picture at full length, entituled Tableau de Paris. Interspersed with remarks and anecdotes. Together with a preface and a postface. By an English Limner.

      London: printed for G. Kearsly 1782 - 8vo., (6) + 170 + (2)pp., including the final advertisement leaf, a very little foxing at beginning and end, well bound in 19th century half calf over marbled boards, skilfully rebacked to match, spine gilt with raised bands and label. A very good copy. First edition in English. A translation by J.P. Macmahon of the French text by Louis Sébastien Mercier (1740-1814), the French dramatist, writer and author of his famous Utopian novel, L'an 2440> (1770). His portrait of pre-Revolutionary Paris is a marvellous collection of observations on Parisian society, both high and low. Mercier's keen observations on his surroundings and the journalistic feel of his writing meant that his work remained riveting despite the nature of its composition. 'There is no better writer to consult if one wants to get some idea of how Paris looked, sounded, smelled, and felt on the eve of the Revolution.' [Robert Darnton, The forbidden best-sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France.> New York, 1996.]. And so, here there are vivid vignettes of such subjects as chimneys, furnished apartments, hackney coaches, police runners, prisons, executioner, retailers of news, coffee houses, filles de joye, marriageable girls, Sundays and holidays, beggars, charitable donations, physicians, theatres, opera girls, &c. &c. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opere

      Cambiagi, Firene - 1782-1783. 6 volumi in-4, pp. 451; pp. (4), 420; pp. (4), 490; pp. (4), 392; pp. (4), 475; pp. XII, (2), Ritratto dell'autore inciso da F. Gregori; stemma granducale ai frontespizi e 2 tavole ripiegate fuori testo. Diagrammi e piccole figure nel testo. Elegante legatura in pieno vitellino biondo coevo, fregi, titolazione e numerazione di tomo incisi in oro ai dorsi. Esemplare "Caisotti", con nome inciso in oro ai piatti (non cassato, come spesse avvenne per i libri della sua collezione). Altri ex libris all'interno di Stefano Margotti e Pietro Isnardi. Splendido esemplare a larghissimi margini, impresso su carta forte, e ottima omnia, fra le più complete e corrette del grande fiorentino. Bibliografia: Procacci, Studi sulla fortuna di Machiavelli, Roma, 1965, p. 375: "un vero e proprio monumento letterario". Gamba, 628: "Edizione la più copiosa di quante si fossero antecedentemente eseguite". Bertelli-Innocenti, 117. Brunet, III, 1275. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of Scotland, from the Establishment of the Reformation till the Death of Queen Mary.

      Murray London In Two Volumes 1782 - Quarto; [12],445p,[10],409p.[1]. Handsome contemporary full polished calf, the plain spine with raised bands and red and black lettering pieces.Prelim leaves are sl spotted but main text jst slight scattered spots. A VG set from the Pitchford Hall library in Shropshire

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        An essay on crimes and punishments, with a view of, and commentary upon Beccaria, Rousseau, Voltaire, Montesquieu, Fielding, and Blackstone. In which are contained treatises. Of the idea of God and religion, (as an incentive to virtue) - Scepticism and faith (as conducive to knowledge) - Heresy and toleration (as an enemy to and a promoter of happiness) - Religion in general (as a support to public peace). Of the progress of it since the Reformation (as productive of liberty) - the idea of honour, ambition, and pride (as the source of criminal offences) And of morality (as the source of all good).

      London: C. Dilly and J. Debrett MDCCLXXXII 1782 - 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. First, and only, early edition. Manasseh Dawes (d. 1829), Inner Temple barrister and writer on political and legal subjects, seems not to have practised long at the bar, his obituarist noting that he had lived 'in a very retired manner' for the past 36 years. Dawes 'sided with the Whigs on the law of libels, publishing in 1785 two articles commenting on the Shipley case: England's alarm, or, The prevailing doctrine of libels and deformity of the doctrine of libels>. His Essay on Intellectual Liberty and Tolerance> (1780) criticized Jeremy Bentham's A Fragment on Government>, and he defended the legal writer Sir William Blackstone against Bentham. He also intervened (1780) in the polemic between Joseph Priestley and Richard Price. In 1814 came Introduction to a Knowledge of the Law on Real Estates>, followed in 1818 by Epitome of Landed Property>.' [Hugh Mooney in ODNB]. But it was his Essay on crimes and punishments> that is his most enduring legacy. 'Of all the subjects that have ever been written upon', he declares in the Preface, 'there is not one of them of more importance to the welfare of man, as an individual, or to society, as a body, than that of crimes and punishments'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [A petition to King Miguel I of Portugal for appointment as supervisor of mines, accompanied by 9 numbered notarized transcriptions of supporting documents, 2 related letters to his minister and Secretary of State for Justice, José António de Oliveira Leite de Barros, Conde de Basto, and an earlier letter to King João VI].Marina Grande (in Monte Real, Portugal), 21 December 1825-11 March 1829. Folio and 4to. The petition, accompanying transcriptions and letters written in Portuguese. In an old brown paper folder and with a typescript list of the contents inserted.

      Petition to King Miguel I of Portugal by Frederico Luiz Guilherme de Varnhagen (1782-1840), requesting an appointment as "intendente de minas" (superintendent of mines) to replace the retiring incumbent, Barão de Eschwege. The petition was granted. It was accompanied by notarized transcriptions of supporting documents. With it are 3 related letters from Varnhagen, the first to King João VI of Portugal in 1825, requesting the grant of an estate in return for his many years of service and the other two to Miguel I's minister and Secretary of State for Justice, the Conde de Basto (1749-1833) in 1829, in relation to his petition. Varnhagen was born in Arolsen (Hessen), but in 1803 the Portuguese prince regent, the future King João VI, induced him to come direct the Portuguese iron works. When the Royal family fled to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in 1808, Varnhagen went with them helped set up a Brazilian iron works that he eventually directed with success.The letter of 1825 is folded horizontally and must have been turned 90° when the documents were stored, so that the water stain that runs through the foot of the other documents, appears in its gutter, running through the end of the lines of text on page 2. Extensive primary source material, especially concerning iron mining and iron works in Brazil and Portugal.

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        Beschreibung der Penninischen und Rhätischen Alpen.

      Zürich, bey Orell, Gessner, Füsslin u. Compag., 1782, - in-8vo, XII (Titelblatt mit gest. Vignette (Glacier)) + Seite 13 bis 385 (recte 395) + 5 n.n. S. (Inhalt + Verlagswerbung) + 4 Kupfertafeln gest. v. Hegi, hs. Notiz auf dem Titelblatt,; Verso Titelbl. Stempel ?Berg- u. Hütten-Ingenieurschule Fritz Himpel L. Eisleben Bibliothek?, Original H-Lederband d. Zeit mit Rsch. Rotschnitt. Schönes Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe. Selten. Die Kollation für die deutsche Ausgabe ist bei Perret und Lonchamp falsch. Sie geben diese Ausgabe mit 1 Karte an. Das Exemplar der Zentral-Bibliothek in Zürich und das Exemplar in der Bibliographie des deutschen Alpenclubs ?Dreyer? sind, wie bereits 2x bei uns, ohne Karte. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Dreyer 786 (ohne Karte); Lonchamp 404; Barth (ohne Kollation) 18032 (die deutsche Erstausgabe 1782 mit Band 2 aus 1786); Perret 0658 pour la première éd. francaise de 1781 et la traduction all. en 1782. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dernier Voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde

      où se trouvent les circonstances de sa mort, publié en allemand par Henri Zimmermann témoin oculaire, & traduit avec un abrégé de la vie de ce navigateur célèbre, & des notes. Berne : Nouvelle Société Typographique, 1782. Octavo, twentieth century half calf over marbled boards with contrasting morocco title label, lettered in gilt, later endpapers, pp. xvi, 200, a very good, clean copy. The first French edition of one of the rarest accounts of Cook's voyages, written from a first-hand perspective by Zimmermann, who sailed on the third voyage. Heinrich Zimmermann was born near Speyer on the Rhine in 1741 and travelled through Europe looking for work from an early age, living in Geneva, Lyon and Paris before arriving in London in 1776. He worked in various trades during the journey, mainly relating to brass-making (he poured molten metals to craft bells in Paris), but in London worked in a sugar-refining factory, where the raw ingredient was arriving from distant colonies overseas. He learned of plans to search for a northwest passage from Asia to Europe being commanded by the then famous circumnavigator Cook, and signed on as coxswain. Against explicit British Admiralty orders, he kept a small notebook where he recorded his observations during the voyage, written partly in German shorthand in case it was discovered. The expedition sailed to the South Seas, and returned Omai to his home in Tahiti. (Omai had spent two years in England after joining Cook's second voyage). They visited the islands of Hawaii in 1788, becoming the first Europeans to do so, and then sailed up to the Bering Strait in Alaska in an effort to explore the possibility of a passage to Europe. The voyage returned to Hawaii where Cook met with his untimely death, and under the command of Clerke they sailed back to England. The results of the expedition were a military secret, closely guarded by the English naval officers, and Zimmermann knew that if he published his report it would cause an uproar. In the introduction he explains that while some of the secrets of the expedition do belong rightfully to Great Britain, he was not privy to these, and the details which he affords the reader in his account are simply truthful descriptions of the exotic lands he has visited. It is his duty to fellow seamen that he inform them of what lies on the far side of the world. Furthermore, Zimmermann presents, from a seaman's perspective, his appreciation of the personal qualities of Cook as a commander and as a man, which provides a valuable comparison with the official account. Writing on Zimmermann, Holmes says: 'Both French editions are of great rarity and interest'; Davidson comments: 'It is hard to predict the realization price for a copy if one were to come into the open market, as competition between collectors would be very keen'. Beddie 1629, Forbes 47, Holmes 44; Kroepelien 1363 Provenance: Justin Godart (1871-1956), French politician, Lyon, his bookplate to front pastedown; John Howell, bookseller, San Francisco, his printed description c.1980 loosely enclosed.

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        Rechtswissenschaft von richtiger und vorsichtiger Eingehung der Verträge und Contracte (Iurisprudentia heurematica).

      im Vandenhoekschen Verlage (bzw. im Verlag der Witwe Vandenhoek), Göttingen 1782 - 1.-3. und ins teutsche übersezte verbesserte Ausgabe. 3 Bde. Göttingen, im Vandenhoekschen Verlage (bzw. im Verlag der Witwe Vandenhoek), 1782-1786. 8vo. Schöne zeitgenössische Pappbände mit geprägten Rückenschildchen und schönem Rotschnitt. (St.a.T.). Eine der ersten großen Zivilrechtsmonographien in deutscher Sprache! - Claproth (1728-1805), Rechtsprofessor in Göttingen, verfasste dieses umfangreiche Werk zum Vertragsrecht. Claproth war der führende Zivilprozessualist seiner Zeit. Nach der grandiosen Zeit von Johann Stephan Pütter war es für die Göttinger Universität nicht leicht, einen geeigneten Nachfolger zu finden. Der hervorragende Ruf der Universität, sie war inzwischen die angesehenste in Deutschland, konnte mit dem Nachfolger aber noch gesteigert werden. Claproths Name bürgte für den guten Ruf der Universität, seine Schriften bestätigen dieses Bild. - I. (3.A.): Erster Theil welcher den allgemeinen alle Contracte und Verträge betreffenden Abschnitt, und die beträchtlichsten Verträge enthält; II. (3.A.): Zweyter Theil welcher die eigentlichen Contracte enthält; III. (1.A.): der Iurisprudentiae Heurematicae dritter Theil. Sprache: d [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A retrospect of the first ten years of the Protestant mission to China, ...Malacca, Anglo-Chinese Press, 1820. 8vo (22.5 x 14.5). Dozens of pages with a few Chinese characters set in movable type. Printed on Asian paper with horizontal chainlines. Contemporary half blue paste-paper, with a near contemporary printed label of K.J. Ford's Circulating Library, London.

      Cordier, Sinica, col. 1222; J. Lust, Western books on China 927. First edition, printed in Malacca at the southern tip of the Malay peninsula, of a detailed account of a wide variety of missionary activities in China, Southeast Asia and the East Indies by the Scottish Protestant missionaries Robert Morrison (1782-1834), who arrived in Macau in 1807, and William Milne (1785-1822), who joined him there in 1813. They were the first Protestant missionaries in China, made the second complete Chinese translation of the Bible, set up two printing offices (including the press at Malacca that produced the present book) and established the Anglo-Chinese College at Malacca under the auspices of the London Missionary Society in 1818. The book gives detailed information of the various books Morrison and Milne translated and printed, with a 66-page chapter giving a remarkably detailed account of the techniques and economics of Chinese printing. This chapter also includes extensive and detailed lists of Chinese books printed by the missionary presses and an appendix gives an account of Malay books.With a printed label, a rare and remarkable documentation of the lending library of Kanes James Ford (1792-1886), who learned the bookseller's trade under George Lackington. With an early owner's name, inscription and library stamp. With occasional marginal chips and small tears and occasional minor and mostly marginal foxing, but otherwise in very good condition and nearly untrimmed. The binding is slightly rubbed and stained, with the spine and corners worn, but otherwise good. An essential primary source.

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        Paris in miniature:

      8vo., (6) + 170 + (2)pp., including the final advertisement leaf, a very little foxing at beginning and end, well bound in 19th century half calf over marbled boards, skilfully rebacked to match, spine gilt with raised bands and label. A very good copy.Publisher: London: printed for G. Kearsly.Year: 1782Edition: First edition in English.

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        Versuch über die Beschuldigungen welche dem Tempelherrenorden gemacht worden, und über dessen Geheimniß; Nebst einem Anhange über das Enstehen der Freymaurergesellschaft. 2 Tle. in 1 Bd.

      Berlin und Stettin 1782 - Tit., Dedic., II, 215 SS. m. 1 Kst.; Tit., 249 SS. (S.123/124 fehlt), 2 Bll., m. 1 Kst.; kl.-8°, neuere HLwd.- Bd. m. Rvg. u. goldgepr. Rtit. (min. ber. u. best.) Wolfstieg 5138; Gardener 482; Kloss 2232; Lennhoff/Posner 1113; Taute 826. - Im Jahr der Erstausgabe erschienene Auflage in zwei Teilen. Mit einer Dedication an die Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München. Christoph Friedrich Nicolai war Mitglied der "Drei Weltkugeln". - Tadellos erhaltenes Exemplar mit beiden von Darcho gestochenen Kupferstichen. - Leider fehlt eine Seite vor der ersten "Beylage". - So gut erhalten sehr selten. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Neueste Reisen durch England, vorzüglich in Absicht auf die Kunstsammlungen, Naturgeschichte, Oekonomie, Manufakturen und Landsitze der Großen. Aus den besten Nachrichten und neuern Schriften zusammengetragen.

      Leipzig, C.Fritsch, 1781-1782. - 4 Bände. 8°. Mit 4 (2 wiederholten) Titelvignetten und 1 mehrfach gefalteten teilkolorierten Kupferstichplan, sowie 1 gefalteten Kupferstichkarte. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenschildern und Rückenvergoldung, (leicht beschabt, Band 4 mit Wurmfraß an der Seite). Erste Ausgabe. - Engelmann I, 373; Schröder VII, 4173, 17. - Volkmann (1732-1803) bereiste nach seinen Studien der Mathematik und des Rechts zuerst Italien und England, später weitere Länder Europas. Nachdem er sich in Leipzig niedergelassen hatte, veröffentlichte er eine Reihe von literarischen und kunsthistorischen Werken, darunter auch seine bekannten Reisewerke. - Mit einem umfangreichen Register in Band 4. - Der Plan mit einer Darstellung Londons, die Karte zeigt England und Wales. - Vor- und Nachsätze leimschattig, Stempel auf Titel verso, Namenseintrag auf Innendeckel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Schutzschrift für die Aechtheit der Rosenkreutzergesellschaft, von dem Engländer, Robert de Fluctibus, der Arzneygelahrheit Doktor zu London. Wegen seiner überaus großen Seltenheit und Wichtigkeit auf Begehren aus dem Lateinischen ins Deutsche, zugleich mit einigen Anmerkungen übersetzt, von AdaMah Booz (d. i. Adam Michael Birkholz).

      Leipzig, verlegts Adam Friedrich Böhme 1782. Mit 1 gest. Textvignette. 9 Bll., S. (3)-320. Dekorativer grüner HLdr. des 19. Jhdts., mit Rückenschild und goldgepr. Freimaurersymbolen am Rücken. Ferguson I, 284; Gardner 243; Wolfstieg 42291: \"Selten\". - Erste deutsche Ausgabe des \"Tractatus apologeticus\" (latein. Erstausgabe 1616-17) - Das Werk beinhaltet die Abhandlungen \'Von geheimen Bezeichnungen\', \'Hindernisse der Schulwissenschaften\' sowie \'Von Naturgeheimnissen\'. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Titel stockfleckig. Sehr gutes Exemplar! Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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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.Versand D: 4,00 EUR VD18 1545213001; Fromm 22673; Hayn-Got. III, 12646 - Im Jahr der französ. Orig.-Ausg. erschienen. 1782 erschien auch eine andere Übersetzung der Frau des Berliner Verlegers Unger, Friederike Helene, die allerdings nur Bucher 1-6 der Bekenntnisse enthielt (die von Knigge besorgte Übertragung der Bucher 7-12 erschien erst 1790).- Sehr selten!

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        Freymäurer-Bibliothek.

      Berlin, Stahlbaum 1782 - 1785... Erstes bis Drittes Stück, in 3 Bdn. gebunden. Mit 3 gest. Titelvign. XI, 204 S.; 7 Bll., 234 S.; 8 Bll., 255 S. Pappbde. d. Zt. Wolfstieg 858. - Das erste Stück in der zweiten Auflage; - Diese ersten drei Teile laut Wolfstieg hrg. von Joh. Alex. Hemmann und Joh. Wilh. Bernhard v. Hymmen. In anderen Verlagen und mit anderen Herausgebern erschienen bis 1803 noch 5 weitere Stücke. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. -Das erste Stück unbeschnitten, die beiden anderen unaufgeschnitten. Die Einbände etwas angestaubt, Rücken von Band 2 lose.

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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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        A petition to King Miguel I of Portugal for appointment as supervisor of mines, accompanied by 9 numbered notarized transcriptions of supporting documents, 2 related letters to his minister and Secretary of State for Justice, José António de Oliveira Leite de Barros, Conde de Basto, and an earlier letter to King João VI].Marina Grande (in Monte Real, Portugal), 21 December 1825-11 March 1829. Folio and 4to. The petition, accompanying transcriptions and letters written in Portuguese. In an old brown paper folder and with a typescript list of the contents inserted.

      - Petition to King Miguel I of Portugal by Frederico Luiz Guilherme de Varnhagen (1782-1840), requesting an appointment as "intendente de minas" (superintendent of mines) to replace the retiring incumbent, Barão de Eschwege. The petition was granted. It was accompanied by notarized transcriptions of supporting documents. With it are 3 related letters from Varnhagen, the first to King João VI of Portugal in 1825, requesting the grant of an estate in return for his many years of service and the other two to Miguel I's minister and Secretary of State for Justice, the Conde de Basto (1749-1833) in 1829, in relation to his petition. Varnhagen was born in Arolsen (Hessen), but in 1803 the Portuguese prince regent, the future King João VI, induced him to come direct the Portuguese iron works. When the Royal family fled to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in 1808, Varnhagen went with them helped set up a Brazilian iron works that he eventually directed with success.The letter of 1825 is folded horizontally and must have been turned 90° when the documents were stored, so that the water stain that runs through the foot of the other documents, appears in its gutter, running through the end of the lines of text on page 2. Extensive primary source material, especially concerning iron mining and iron works in Brazil and Portugal.

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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.

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        MEMORIE DI MATEMATICA E FISICA DELLA SOCIETA' ITALIANA.

      Verona, per Dionigi Ramanzini, 1782-1799. In-4 p., cartoncino muto mod. bianco, tit. ms. al dorso, primi 8 voll. in 10 tomi, della “Prima Serie”. Questa importante edizione, illustrata da numerose tavole inc. in rame f.t., contiene le "Memorie" dei seguenti autori: Tomo I - (pp. 853): Barletti C. - Boscovich R.G. - Fontana F. - Fontana G. - Landriani M. - Moscati P. - Lorgna A.M. - Conte Morozzo - Riccati G. - Conte Saluzzo - Spallanzani L. - Ximenes L. - Malacarne V. - Malfatti F. - Zeviani G.V. Tomo II - parte I e p. II - (pp. compl. LX,907): Barletti C. - Fontana G. - Lorgna A.M. / Malacarne V. - Ximenes L. - De Cesaris A. - Spallanzani L. - Bonnet C. - Volta A. - Bonati T. - Canterzani S. - Girardi M. - Malfatti G.F. - Paoli P. - Scarpa A. - De Cadenberg S. Tomo III - (pp. XXXII,723): Delanges P. - Lorgna A.M. / Malacarne V. - Fontana G. - Riccati G. - Slop G. di Cadenberg - Venturi G.B. - Ximenes L. - Arduino G. - Barletti C. - Cagnoli A. - Marino G.A. - Conte Morozzo - Spallanzani L. - Zeviani G.V. - Fossombroni V. - Girardi M. - Oriani B. - Pini E. Tomo IV - (pp. XLVI,595): Cagnoli A. - Giordano A. - Malacarne V. - Marino G.A. - Riccati G. - Rossi P. - Cigna G.F. - Lorgna A.M. / Malfatti G. - Salimbeni L. - Vassali A.M. - Zeviani G. - Barletti C. - Caldani L. - Delanges P. - Paoli P. - Spallanzani L. - Girardi M. - Maironi G. Tomo V - (pp. XXVIII,590): Cagnoli A. - Lorgna A.M. - Riccati G. - Canterzani S. - Delanges P. - Ferroni P. - Pini E. - Toggia F. - Zeviani G. - Malacarne V. - Pezzi F. - Salimbeni L. - Spadoni P. - Bonati T. - Stratico S. - Volta A. - Fontana F. Tomo VI - (pp. VIII,575): Bernareggi I. - P. Giovan Battista di S. Martino - Toaldo G. - Zeviani G. - Fortis A. - Girardi M. - Slop G. - Olivi G. - Cagnoli A. - Lorgna A.M. / Morozzo - Pezzi F. - Pini E. - Paoli P. Tomo VII - (pp. VIII,511): Cagnoli A. - Fossombroni V. - Zeviani G. - Caldani M. - Ab. Chiminello - Ferrari F. - Lorgna A.M. / Malacarne V. - Rosa M. - Spallanzani L. - Bonvicini G. - Rossi P. - Girardi M. - Barletti C. - Malfatti F. - Olivi G. - Salimbeni L. Tomo VIII - p. I e p. II - (pp. compl. XLVII,758): GiamBatista da S. Martino - Toaldo G. - Penada J. - Slop G. di Cadenberg - Soave F. - Delanges P. - Giovene G. - Rossi P. / Fontana G. - Cagnoli A. - Malacarne V. - Pezzi F. - Canterzani S. - Malfatti F. - Amoretti C. - Bonati T. - Caldani M. - Caldani F. - Chiminello V. - Savj G. - Mascagni P. - Vassalli A. - Zeviani G. - Zuliani P. - Paoli P. - Rubini P. - Venturi G.B. - Casselli G. Numerosiss. “Memorie” sono in "edizione originale", come cita il Riccardi,I,”M”, p. 149 che precisa: "Prima serie di questa preziosa collezione, in 25 voll.". Con aloni interc. nel t. ma complessivam. buon esemplare con barbe.

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        VOYAGES AUTOUR DU MONDE, et vers les deux Pôles par terre et par mer, pendant les années 1767-1776.

      Paris chez Moutard 1782 - FIRST EDITION 1782. 2 volumes, complete set. Text in French, 8vo, approximately 195 x 125 mm, 7¾ x 5 inches, 7 folding engraved maps and charts and 3 folding plates, 2 of boats and 1 on whaling, 1 situated in the text, the rest at the rear of Volume 2, pages: 1-432; 1-272, bound in full contemporary speckled calf, contrasting gilt lettered labels to spines, floral gilt decoration between raised bands on spine, marbled endpapers, edges red. Bindings rubbed and scuffed with slight loss of surface leather, head and tail of spine of Volume 1 slightly worn with a tiny chip at head, several of the folding charts have a small closed tear repaired at inner margin, not affecting image, 1 page has a small hole affecting letters of 2 words, easily understood, several outer margins have a small hole, nowhere near text, inner margin of endpapers have a few small holes, 1 long crease on a page of text (a paper fault), occasional shallow crease to text, plates and charts have some light offset, otherwise a very good clean set. The second volume includes Pagès's experiences during a whaling voyage in 1776, which includes much information on whaling and the natural history of the whale. See: The Parsons Collection of Rare Pacific Voyage Books, Part 2, No. 243. The tiny red stain to the bottom of the plate of a boat shown in the Parsons Collection and the bindings confirm that this was same copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essais Historiques et Politiques sur les Anglo-Américains [and:] Essais Historiques et Politiques sur la Révolution de L'Amérique Septentrionale

      Brussels: s.n., 1782. Second edition of vol. I; first edition of vol. II. Lacks all maps and plates. Pp. [i-iv] v-xii, 135, [1], [i-iv] v-xii, 137-303, [1]; [4], i-vi, 152, [i-v] vi-xii, [1], 154-315, [1]. 2 vols. 4to. Contemporary calf, spine with five raised bands, stamped in gilt, with title and volume number labels, and marbled endpapers. Rubbed, joints starting, mild soiling to preliminary leaves, otherwise a clean and solid copy of the text. Second edition of vol. I; first edition of vol. II. Lacks all maps and plates. Pp. [i-iv] v-xii, 135, [1], [i-iv] v-xii, 137-303, [1]; [4], i-vi, 152, [i-v] vi-xii, [1], 154-315, [1]. 2 vols. 4to. Michel-René Hilliard d'Auberteuil (1751-1789) a correspondent of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, the latter having received copies of Hilliard d'Auberteuil's writings on America. This work contains contains translations of the state constitutions and the Declaration of Independence. Sabin 31899, 31900; Reese Revolutionary 69

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        Chansons choisies avec les airs notés

      Genève|[Paris]: S.n. [Cazin], 1782. Fine. S.n. [Cazin], Genève [Paris] 1782, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in 24 (6,5x12,3cm), (4) xvi ; 220pp. et (2) 236pp. et (4) 240pp. et (4) 239pp., relié. - Second edition, but the first in Cazin.Partitions tunes at the end of the volumes. 48p. Partitions in Volume 1; 48p. in Volume 2; 38 in Volume 3; 40 in Volume 4 Full red morocco contemporary. Publisher's binding. Smooth spine decorated. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Triple Net framework on boards. Back slightly thinned. Beautiful exemplaire.La most of the first volume is devoted to erotic and anacreontic song. Volume II: pastoral songs and poissardes. Volume III: Special Topics and vaudeville. Volume IV: free songs and copy joyeuses.Précieux in contemporary of édteur Cazin morocco. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition, mais première chez Cazin. Partitions des airs en fin des volumes. 48 pages de partitions au tome 1, 48 au tome 2, 38 au tome 3, 40 au tome 4.   Reliures d'éditeur en plein maroquin rouge d'époque. Dos lisses ornés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Dos légèrement éclaircis. Très bel exemplaire. La plus grande partie du tome I est consacrée aux chansons érotiques et anacréontiques. Tome II : chansons pastorales et poissardes, tome III : sujets particuliers et vaudevilles, tome IV : chansons libres et joyeuses.

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

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

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        Schutzschrift für die Aechtheit der Rosenkreutzergesellschaft, von dem Engländer, Robert de Fluctibus, der Arzneygelahrheit Doktor zu London. Wegen seiner überaus großen Seltenheit und Wichtigkeit auf Begehren aus dem Lateinischen ins Deutsche, zugleich mit einigen Anmerkungen übersetzt, von AdaMah Booz (d. i. Adam Michael Birkholz).

      Leipzig, verlegts Adam Friedrich Böhme 1782.. Mit 1 gest. Textvignette. 9 Bll., S. (3)-320. Dekorativer grüner HLdr. des 19. Jhdts., mit Rückenschild und goldgepr. Freimaurersymbolen am Rücken. Ferguson I, 284; Gardner 243; Wolfstieg 42291: "Selten". - Erste deutsche Ausgabe des "Tractatus apologeticus" (latein. Erstausgabe 1616-17) - Das Werk beinhaltet die Abhandlungen `Von geheimen Bezeichnungen`, `Hindernisse der Schulwissenschaften` sowie `Von Naturgeheimnissen`. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Titel stockfleckig. Sehr gutes Exemplar!

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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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        A retrospect of the first ten years of the Protestant mission to China, .Malacca, Anglo-Chinese Press, 1820. 8vo (22.5 x 14.5). Dozens of pages with a few Chinese characters set in movable type. Printed on Asian paper with horizontal chainlines. Contemporary half blue paste-paper, with a near contemporary printed label of K.J. Ford's Circulating Library, London.

      - Cordier, Sinica, col. 1222; J. Lust, Western books on China 927. First edition, printed in Malacca at the southern tip of the Malay peninsula, of a detailed account of a wide variety of missionary activities in China, Southeast Asia and the East Indies by the Scottish Protestant missionaries Robert Morrison (1782-1834), who arrived in Macau in 1807, and William Milne (1785-1822), who joined him there in 1813. They were the first Protestant missionaries in China, made the second complete Chinese translation of the Bible, set up two printing offices (including the press at Malacca that produced the present book) and established the Anglo-Chinese College at Malacca under the auspices of the London Missionary Society in 1818. The book gives detailed information of the various books Morrison and Milne translated and printed, with a 66-page chapter giving a remarkably detailed account of the techniques and economics of Chinese printing. This chapter also includes extensive and detailed lists of Chinese books printed by the missionary presses and an appendix gives an account of Malay books.With a printed label, a rare and remarkable documentation of the lending library of Kanes James Ford (1792-1886), who learned the bookseller's trade under George Lackington. With an early owner's name, inscription and library stamp. With occasional marginal chips and small tears and occasional minor and mostly marginal foxing, but otherwise in very good condition and nearly untrimmed. The binding is slightly rubbed and stained, with the spine and corners worn, but otherwise good. An essential primary source. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Journals of the House of Commons of the Kingdom of Ireland Volume 19

      Published by Order of the Honorable house of Commons 1782 - Dated 1782, The Journals of the House of Commons of the Kingdom of Ireland Volume 19 With 32 larger foldout pages. All the pages are there, the foldouts which are not numbered account for a few pages each. Published by Order of the Honorable house of Commons Scarce, with the spine gone and covers loose, several pages are loose, the foldouts are in very good condition, wear and historical dampness to the spinal areas of some pages, the worst is in an image, page 186. Pages and Foldouts are generally good to very good. 509 pages It measures 37 by 25 cm's, weight 2.25 kilograms Please view the photographs which contain more information All items will be posted within 1 to 2 working days after payment has been received. Items are guaranteed to be very well packaged prior to postage. Registered tracking details will be forwarded to the purchaser. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      - Erlangen, Wolfgang Walthers, 1782. 4to (approximately 28.0 x 22.0 cm). Half title, pp. 57-396 (=last) and 67 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates by Johann Carl Bock. Loose-leaved in clamshell box (32.2 x 24.5 x 6.8 cm) with printed label.l One section, on nocturnal butterflies, of one of the rarest and most beautiful works on Lepidoptera which, if complete, should have 441 plates. This copy has a total of 79 plates, including the complete plate section of volume III and nearly complete text of the same part. The title page and the first twelve plates are in photocopy mounted on old blank sheets. In a new brown drop box. It does not include the supplement, but those plates present are of great beauty and are untrimmed. Horn-Schenkling, 6085; Nissen ZBI, 1316.

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        Atlas historique de la France ancienne et moderne contenant tous les lieux illustrés par les événements les plus mémorables de notre histoire; . depuis Pharamond jusqu'a Louis XV.

      - Paris, S. Desnos, 1782. Large 4to (28.8 x 22.2 cm). Beautifully engraved double-sized title page; similar folding dedication page (by Desnos and Zannoni), 16 pp., 59 hand-coloured engraved maps (56 double-sized with ornamental borders; two much larger, of which one dated 1774, and the other 1776). Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands; compartments with gilt floral patterns and red morocco label with gilt title. Edges red.l The cartographer Giovanni Antonio Bartolomeo Rizzi Zannoni (1736-1814) is best known for his atlases of Italy, Sicily, and Poland. This publication however, is one of his finest and the only one with a strong historical component. The preface is dated 1762; the extra large and detailed folding map with "des routes les plus fréquentées du royaume, utile aux commerçans et voyageurs" is dated 1774. It places Nice and the Savoy just outside France; the last map, dated 1776, shows Roman "Gaule", stretching all the way to the mouth of the Rhine and halfway to Switzerland. A peculiar map of western and Central Europe shows all the places and dates of treaties involving France. There is also an interesting map of the world (i.e. from the Americas to Madagascar and India) showing all French colonies as of 1764. Spine and corners rubbed. The text calls for 60 plates, but this must be an error. This copy has the following plate numbers (many used double) 47 [=2], 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18, 18, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21, 21, 22, 22, 23, 23, 24, 24, 25, 25, 26, 26, 27, 27, 28, 28, 29, 29, 30, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, [1]. Apparently the first plate, the much larger, double-folded "Galliae veteris" (see p. 3), is bound in last. It also includes the often missing, much larger (per)ultimate plate "La France divisée en toutes ses provinces". The statement on p. 16 that there should be "soixante Cartes" is incorrect. A complete copy, like this one, has 58 maps. Apparently, "cartes" include the double-sized and mounted title page and dedication page, which are both on the same, thicker paper, and mounted in the same way as the true maps. Provenance: on the front pastedown the armorial bookplate of the Flemmish Kerchove family ("Endurer pour durer"), and the letters "K. O." - probably Oswald Charles Eugène Marie Ghislain de Kerchove de Denterghem (1844-1906) - a Belgian liberal politician; as well as a simple bookplate of "Downing Library", and the handwritten name "D. Pennant". David Pennant was the father of the well-known British naturalist Thomas Pennant (1726-1798), a friend of Linnaeus and writer of such works as "British Zoology", "The History of Quadrupeds", "Arctic Zoology" and "Indian Zoology". Pennant was born at his father's estate, Downing Hall, near Whitford, Flintshire. Plates and text generally very clean, colouring bright. In all, a very good, complete copy of this rarest of Zanonni's atlases. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la Vie privée des Français, depuis l'Origine de la Nation jusqu'à nos jours

      Three vols. Thick 8vo, orig. marbled wrappers (wrappers with a few pale ink stains), manuscript labels pasted on spines, uncut. Paris: P.D. Pierres, 1782.First edition of "one of the finest works upon the social life of the French people…"-Bitting, p. 280. Legrand d'Aussy (1737-1800), was appointed keeper of French manuscripts at the Bibliothèque nationale in 1795.While Legrand originally envisioned a more comprehensive work on domestic life, he only managed to publish the sections on food. This work is filled with valuable information on food preparation, the concept and organization of a "correct" meal, dishes to be served on special occasions and holidays, regional traditions, table customs, etc. There is also information about the guilds of the butchers, cooks, and pastry cooks. He has additionally compiled proverbs illustrating the most popular customs of the times. The third volume's final chapter relates the history of royal feasts and the culinary preferences of French kings.Very good set.❧ N.B.G., Vol. 30, cols. 429-30. Vicaire, cols. 510-11-"Ouvrage très intéressant et très utile à consulter pour ceux qui font des recherches sur la manière de se nourrir en usage chez les Français.".

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        Vue du Proscénium du Théâtre de Taormine

      "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. They contain 264 aquatint plates on 263 leaves (plates 245 and 246 printed on the same leaf), all printed in sepia." Parigi Paris 378 263

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        VOYAGES AUTOUR DU MONDE, et vers les deux Pôles par terre et par mer, pendant les années 1767-1776.

      Paris, chez Moutard, 1782.. FIRST EDITION 1782. 2 volumes, complete set. Text in French, 8vo, approximately 195 x 125 mm, 7¾ x 5 inches, 7 folding engraved maps and charts and 3 folding plates, 2 of boats and 1 on whaling, 1 situated in the text, the rest at the rear of Volume 2, pages: 1-432; 1-272, bound in full contemporary speckled calf, contrasting gilt lettered labels to spines, floral gilt decoration between raised bands on spine, marbled endpapers, edges red. Bindings rubbed and scuffed with slight loss of surface leather, head and tail of spine of Volume 1 slightly worn with a tiny chip at head, several of the folding charts have a small closed tear repaired at inner margin, not affecting image, 1 page has a small hole affecting letters of 2 words, easily understood, several outer margins have a small hole, nowhere near text, inner margin of endpapers have a few small holes, 1 long crease on a page of text (a paper fault), occasional shallow crease to text, plates and charts have some light offset, otherwise a very good clean set. The second volume includes Pagès's experiences during a whaling voyage in 1776, which includes much information on whaling and the natural history of the whale. See: The Parsons Collection of Rare Pacific Voyage Books, Part 2, No. 243. The tiny red stain to the bottom of the plate of a boat shown in the Parsons Collection and the bindings confirm that this was same copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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.

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        Histoire de la Vie privée des Français, depuis l'Origine de la Nation jusqu'à nos jours

      - Three vols. Thick 8vo, orig. marbled wrappers (wrappers with a few pale ink stains), manuscript labels pasted on spines, uncut. Paris: P.D. Pierres, 1782. First edition of "one of the finest works upon the social life of the French people?"-Bitting, p. 280. Legrand d'Aussy (1737-1800), was appointed keeper of French manuscripts at the Bibliothèque nationale in 1795. While Legrand originally envisioned a more comprehensive work on domestic life, he only managed to publish the sections on food. This work is filled with valuable information on food preparation, the concept and organization of a "correct" meal, dishes to be served on special occasions and holidays, regional traditions, table customs, etc. There is also information about the guilds of the butchers, cooks, and pastry cooks. He has additionally compiled proverbs illustrating the most popular customs of the times. The third volume's final chapter relates the history of royal feasts and the culinary preferences of French kings. Very good set. ? N.B.G., Vol. 30, cols. 429-30. Vicaire, cols. 510-11-"Ouvrage très intéressant et très utile à consulter pour ceux qui font des recherches sur la manière de se nourrir en usage chez les Français.". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Bibliotheca Historica Sueo-Gothica ; eller förtekning uppå så väl trykte, som handskrifne böcker, tractater och skrifter, hvilka handla om svenska historien, eller därutinnan kunna gifva ljus ; med critiska och historiska anmärkningar. I-XV + reg.

      Stockholm, Anders Jac. Nordström / Upsala, Johan Fredr. Edman / Upsala, Zeipel och Palmblad. Inbunden bok. 1782-1817. (Register 1889). 15 vol. samtida, dekorerade halvfranska band, 5 upphöjda bind, hela rödsnitt + registerdel, avvikande halvfranskt band. Graverade titelsidor. (54), 316, (18) s. + xx, 141, (7) s. + viii, 254, (8) s. + 344, (7) s. + 288, (8) s. + 224, (6) s. + 185, (2) s. + 229, (1) s. + 249, (1) s. + 208 s. + 174, (8) s. + (4), 183 s. + (2), 235 s. + (2), 304 s. + (2), 291 s. + Register 126 s. 13x20 cm.

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        Versuch einer Naturgeschichte der Eingeweidwürmer thierischer Körper.

      Philipp Adam Pape, Blankenburg 1782. 471 S. mit 44 teils mehrfach gefalteten Kupfertafeln, Groß 8°, Haldleder der Zeit mit Rückentitel auf Lederrückenschild und mit Rückenvergoldung, Einband minimal berieben, die Außendeckel in Papierschutzumschlag fest eingeschlagen, Vorsatz mit sauberen Anmerkungen von alter Hand, Tafeln vereinzelt lose (die Bindung jedoch fest), Papier nur ganz vereinzelt minimal braunfleckig, insgesamt gutes und sauberes Exemplar,Versand D: 5,00 EUR Medizin, niedere Tiere, Parasiten, Zoologie

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        Das Märchen vom Zarewitsch Chlor. Von I. K. M. d. K. a. R. (Mit einem Vorwort des ungenannten Übersetzers).

      Berlin u. Stettin, Friedrich Nicolai, 1782. . [Skazka o carevice Chlore; dt.].- Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Goedeke IV, 1, 628, 1; Eppelsheimer I, 378. - Im selben Jahr u. im selben Verlag erschien auch eine französische Übertragung des "conte moral". - I. K. M. d. K. a. R. ist eine der zahlreichen Namensvarianten von Katharina II. [Ekaterina Velikaja, geborene Sophie von Anhalt-Zerbst (1729-1796)], seit 1762 Zarin von Russland. - Stellenw. etw. stockfl., einzelne Ränder gering fingerfleckig. Alter Besitzvermerk auf S. 17 (= C Truchsess). - Seltene Original-Ausgabe in hübschem, floralverziertem Privateinband

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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliotheque de feu François-César Le Tellier, Marquis de Courtanvaux, Capitaine-Colonel des Cent-Suisses, dont la Vente se fera...le Lundi quatre Mars, et jours suivans…

      Woodcut arms on title. xvi, 434 pp.; 24 pp. of "Prix." 8vo, attractive antique calf-backed boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: Nyon, 1782. The Courtanvaux library was one of the largest collection of voyages ever formed. It was begun by Courtanvaux's son, Charles-François-César, marquis de Montmirail (1734-1764), who envisioned a collection of sufficient strength to aid him in his plan to prepare an annotated bibliography of all known voyages. Following Montmirail's untimely death, his father continued to add considerably to the collection, building strengths in natural history and the arts and sciences, in addition to travel literature. Courtanvaux (1718-81), a member of the Académie des Sciences, was an amateur scientist interested in chemistry, geography, natural history, astronomy, physics, and mechanics. A man of considerable wealth, he sponsored the voyage made in 1767 by Pingré and Messier during which Pierre Le Roy's marine chronometers were tested. Fine copy. 3599 lots and priced throughout in a contemporary hand. With the half-title, the author/subject index of 81 pages, and the rare 24-page price-list. ❧ Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions…1643-1830, 295. Peignot, p. 92-"Ce catalogue est précieux par la collection de voyages qui s'y trouve.".

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