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        Vue générale de la Ville & du Port de Catane prise sur le bord de la Mer

      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. Parigi Paris 370 250

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        Carte de la Sicile annexèe au voyage pittoresque de cette Isle Sicilia

      1782. Incisione in rame, mm 240x360, impressa su carta vergata con marca d'acqua. Fascinosa carta dell'isola di Sicilia. L'autore, famoso incisore pittore e architetto francese, fu un celebre viaggiatore del Grand Tour. La mappa, stampata in seppia, proviene dal quarto volume di "Voyage pittoresque des isles de Sicile, de Malta et de Lipari tra il 1782 e il 1787", una delle più importanti opere del XVIII secolo riguardante il Grand Tour. I quattro volumi che costituiscono l'opera contengono oltre 200 tavole realizzate dall'autore nel corso del viaggio. Il titolo è in un cartiglio in alto a sinistra, in basso c'è la rosa dei venti e l'Etna è evidenziato. Ottimo esemplare marginoso. Non comune. Valerio - Spagnolo. La collezione Spagnolo - Patermo in quattro secoli di cartografia, n° 260; Dufour - La Gumina, Imago Siciliae, pag. 230.

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        Ruines de l'ancien Theatre de Taorminum vue prise de dessous les gradins les plus élevés de l'Amphithéatre

      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. Parigi Paris 370 250

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        Ornamenti diversi [Ensemble] Alcune decorazioni di nobili sale ed altri ornamenti [Ensemble] 36 planches détails architecture Rome (Ca 1800)

      s.n, 1782. - s.n., s.l. 1782, in - plano (36,5x52cm), (4) 22pl. ; (6) 23pl. ; (4) 36pl., relié. - Edition originale de ces deux ouvrages dont le premier est paru en 1782 et le second en 1787. Ornamenti est illustré d'un titre et une dédicace gravés et de 24 figures sur 22 planches ; Alcune decorazioni contient 24 planches. Cet ensemble est suivi de 36 planches lithographiques éditées vers 1800 de détails architecturaux des édifices de la Roma antique, cet ouvrage se fonde sur le fameux livre de Desgodetz sur les édifices antiques de Rome. Toutes les gravures sont sur papier fort. Reliure en plein papier à la cuve, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, reliure moderne. Rousseurs éparses. Une mouillure sur le second titre et en marge des premiers feuillets du premier volume. Le papier est bon dans l'ensemble. Fils d'architecte, Giocondo Albertolli était spécialisé dans l'exécution des décors en stuc, il conçut le décor du palais royal de Milan et celui des Offices et du palais Pitti à Florence ; la publication de ses ouvrages sur l'ornement s'inscrit dans le sillage de son enseignement. La plupart des planches proviennent de travaux effectués par l'architecte décorateur, dont le style peut être globalement qualifié de néo - classique et dont le travail de publication constitue une sorte de bréviaire de l'ornement et l'ornementation néo - classique. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale de ces deux ouvrages dont le premier est paru en 1782 et le second en 1787.   Ornamenti est illustré d'un titre et une dédicace gravés et de 24 figures sur 22 planches ; Alcune decorazioni contient 24 planches. Cet ensemble est suivi de 36 planches lithographiques éditées vers 1800 de détails architecturaux des édifices de la Rome antique, cet ouvrage se fonde sur le fameux livre de Desgodetz sur les édifices antiques de Rome. Toutes les gravures sont sur papier fort. Reliure en plein papier à la cuve, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, reliure moderne. Rousseurs éparses. Une mouillure sur le second titre et en marge des premiers feuillets du premier volume. Le papier est bon dans l'ensemble.      Fils d'architecte, Giocondo Albertolli était spécialisé dans l'exécution des décors en stuc, il conçut le décor du palais royal de Milan et celui des Offices et du palais Pitti à Florence ; la publication de ses ouvrages sur l'ornement s'inscrit dans le sillage de son enseignement. La plupart des planches provient de travaux effectués par l'architecte décorateur, dont le style peut être globalement qualifié de néo - classique et dont le travail de publication constitue une sorte de bréviaire de l'ornement et l'ornementation néo - classique.

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        Le Coran Traduit de L’Arabe, accompagné de notes, et précédé d’un abrégé de la vie de Mahomet, tiré des écrivains Orienteaux les plus Estimés

      - Knapen et Fils, Paris 1782 1783 - Volume I: XVI, 270 pp. / Volume II: [8], 464 pp La biographie de Mahomet est de Colin de Plancy. Edition originale.

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        Medicinisch-chirurgischer Catechismus: zum Nutzen und Gebrauche aller derjenigen Lehrlinge, welche sich der Arzneywissenschaft und Wundarzneykunst widmen wollen.

      Augsburg, Matthäus Rieger, 1782. 8°, XXXII, 727 Seiten und 86 Seiten Verzeichniß, Pappband der Zeit - Rücken fehlt ! Einband ber. und best. sonst guter Zustand - 1782 ! Sehr selten ! c78691 Versand D: 6,00 EUR Medizin, Chirurgie

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        Nuova grammatica della lingua latina .

      Della Rovere, 1782. 2 voll., in 8°, p. perg., pp. VII + 223 + 175 + 32 di "De lyrica poesia". Tagli marmorizzati. Carta forte. Antip. con pregevole inc. raffigurante l'autore.

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        La Prise du Thon

      1782. "Bella veduta che raffigura diverse barche affollate di uomini impegnati nella pesca del tonno. 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 382 263

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        Les confessions... suivies des Reveries du Promeneur solitaire...

      s.n, 1782 - 89. Quattro volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. 471 (1); (4) 279 (1), 300; 340; 315 (1). Leg. di poco posteriore in mezza pergamena con piccole punte e titoli in oro su tasseli ai dorsi. Mancano l'occhietto ed il frontespizio del primo volume, gli stessi risultano controfondati al secondo volume, il terzo volume presenta bruniture alle ultime pagine ed una mancanza all'angolo alto (bianco) delle stesse, il quarto volume presenta bruniture alla prima metà delle pagine. Secondo le più recenti ricerche bibliografiche la presente risulta l'edizione originale del capolavoro di Rousseau. Cfr. Leigh: Unsolved problems in the bibliography of J.J. Rousseau; Dufour: Bibliography de Rousseau.

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        MUSEUM CUFICUM BORGIANUM VELITRIS.

      Fulgoni, 1782. in folio, pp. VI, (2), 172, belliss. leg. p. perg. coeva con fregi e tass. al d. Tagli spruzzati. Vignetta in rame al front. e 12 tavv. inc. in rame raff. monete e antiche iscrizioni. Importante testo sulle monete arabe dell'Adler, pioniere danese per gli studi di paleografia araba. Testo latino e arabo. Belliss. esempl. [124]

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        COLLECTION COMPLETE DES OEUVRES DE J. J. ROUSSEAU, CITOYEN DE GENEVE, 10 VOL.: TOMES 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 19, 20

      1782. A Genève. 1782. In-8.Carré. Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur bon état. 355 pages pour le tome 3, 464 pages pour le tome 4, 419 pages pour le tome 5, 383 pages pour le tome 6, 386 pages pour le tome 7, 368 pages pour le tome 8, 445 pages pour le tome 9, 380 pages pour le tome 10, 349 pages pour le tome 19, 432 pages pour le tome 20. Titre, tomaison sur pièces brun clair, et caissons dorés sur les dos. Tranche rouge. Dos abîmés, avec petits manques pour le tome 19. Manque sur le 1er plat du tome 19. 'Collection Complète des Oeuvres de J. J. Rousseau'. Tome 3: La Ie partie de 'Julie', ou de la 'Nouvelle Héloïse'. Tome 4: Les IIe et IIIe parties de 'Julie' ou de la 'Nouvelle Héloïse'. Tome 5: Les IVe et partie de la Ve de 'Julie' ou de la 'Nouvelle Héloïse'. Tome 6: Le reste de la Ve et la VIe partie de 'Julie' ou de la 'Nouvelle Héloïse'. Tome 7: Les II 1ers livres d' 'Emile', ou de l' 'Education'. Tome 8: Le IIIe et partie du IVe Livre d' 'Emile', ou de l' 'Education'. Tome 9: La suite du IVe et partie du Ve Livre d' 'Emile', ou de l' 'Education'. Tome 10: La suite du Ve et dernier Livre d' 'Emile', ou de l' 'Education'; 'Emile et Sophie' ou les 'Solitaires'. Tome 19: Les IV premiers livres des 'Confessions' de J.J. Rousseau. Tome 20: Les II derniers Livres des 'Confessions' de J.J. Rousseau; Les 'Rêveries du Promeneur solitaire'.

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        Summa Theologica. Ad Manuscriptis Codices à Francisco Garcia, Gregorio Donato, Joanne Nicolai ac Thoma Madalena diligentissime collata. Secundis curis ac dissertationibus in singulos tomos à Bernardo Maria de Rubeis illustrata. [Junto con:] Summa Theologica. Tomus Septimus, complectens Indices.

      1782. Madrid: Matriti, ex Typographia D. Josephi Doblado, 1782 (y) Venezia: Venetiis, Simone Occhi, 1774. Siete volúmenes en 4to. mayor; 2 hs., XVI pp., XVI pp., 624 pp. + 2 hs., XXVIII pp., 626 pp. + 2 hs., XXIV pp., 504 pp. + 2 hs., XXIV pp., 408 pp. + 2 hs., XXIV pp., 599 pp. + 2 hs., XXX pp., 465 pp. (y) 348 pp. Encuadernación uniforme en pergamino, de la época.

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        DELLA ARCHITETTURA DELLA PITTURA E DELLA STATUA

      istituto delle scienze, 1782 **Mc. un grande volume di 340 pagine, 69 tavole fuori testo incise in rame di cui 4 ripiegate, traduzione di Cosimo Bartoli. Le incisioni sono tutte firmate Pio Panfili. Il volume si presenta complessivamente in condizioni molto buone in quanto non sono presenti in linea di massima fioriture e le tavole sono molto ben conservate. Il volume è stato rilegato. Il frontespizio come da foto non si presenta in condizioni molto buone. Si segnala, infine, per le prime 10 pagg. un leggero alone in alto a destra

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        De la Nouvelle Jérusalem et de sa doctrine céleste ; d'après ce qu'on entendu au ciel. Précédé d'une breve dissertation touchant le nouveau ciel et la nouvelle terre

      Imprimé et vendu par R. Hawes, 1782. - Imprimé et vendu par R. Hawes, Londres 1782, In - 8 (12,5x21,7cm), xx, 211pp., relié. - Edizione originale francese, raro, dopo il primo pubblicato a Londra in latino nel 1758. Blond vitello pieno e marmo periodo lucido. Smooth posteriore ornata di grottesco. Parte del titolo in marocchino rosso. Mascella superiore incrinato i primi 8 cm. Mascella inferiore divisa in testa e coda. Anche se questo lavoro è il più famoso dell'autore, a causa del suo titolo che molte chiese hanno preso il nome simbolico, non è il primo del suo genere, ed è anche una riduzione della arcana celeste, ma mentre Arcane è una esegesi della Genesi, La Nuova Gerusalemme è uno dei versetti dell'Apocalisse di San Giovanni, in cui Swedenborg, come in altre sue opere di prenotare una visione ultra razionale della metafisica e della spiritualità. Scienziato di fama, Swedenborg sa un attacco mistica all'età di 55 anni. Dio parla a lui e gli permette di comunicare con gli angeli: "Io sono il Signore, il Creatore e Redentore, ti ho scelto di far conoscere agli uomini il significato spirituale interiore delle Sacre Scritture Io ordino a tutto quello che dovrebbe. scrivere ". L'autore conosce diverse visioni che trascritto nei suoi libri. Swedenborg non rompe con le dottrine di Lutero, che è derivato, ma il rapporto con Dio basato sull'amore, e dà grande importanza agli angeli che sono il fondamento dell'esistenza del bene e del male e l' anima è un'emanazione della divinità. Fu presto considerato come un genio universale, testimonia la notevole influenza che aveva, in particolare in Francia sugli scrittori della generazione romantica, Balzac, che è citato ampiamente, e lo disegnare il cibo alla sua teoria del desiderio Baudelaire, Cazotte e altrove in William Blake, Jung ... e anche in Giappone, nel libro: Il Buddha nel nord. Ex Libris. Buffer di Ernest Chausson. Grande compositore e autodidatta, è morto all'età di 40 anni e ha lasciato opere imperiture sul campo, compresi musica da camera, sulla scia del wagneriano francese, intrise di profonda tristezza e malinconia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale française, rare, après la première parue à Londres en latin en 1758. Reliure en plein veau blond marbré et glacé d'époque. Dos lisse orné à la grotesque. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Mors supérieur fendu en tête sur 8 cm. Mors inférieur fendu en tête et queue. Bien que cette oeuvre soit la plus célèbre de son auteur, en raison de son titre dont plusieurs églises ont pris le nom symbolique, elle n'est pas la première du genre et se trouve même être une réduction des Arcanes célestes, mais alors que les Arcanes sont une exégèse de la Genèse, La Nouvelle Jérusalem en est une de versets de L'Apocalypse de Saint Jean, dans laquelle Swedenborg, comme dans ses autres ouvrages livre une vision ultra rationnelle de la métaphysique et de la spiritualité. Scientifique de renom, Swedenborg connait une crise mystique à l'âge de 55 ans. Dieu lui parle et lui permet de communiquer avec les anges : "Je suis le Seigneur, Créateur et Rédempteur; je t'ai choisi pour faire connaître aux hommes le sens intérieur et spirituel des Saintes - Écritures. Je te dicterai tout ce que tu devras écrire." L'auteur connaîtra ainsi plusieurs visions qu'il transcrit dans ses livres. Swedenborg ne rompt nullement avec les doctrines de Luther dont il est issu mais il fonde la relation avec Dieu sur l'amour, et il donne une grande importance aux anges qui sont le fondement de l'existence du bien et du mal et à l'âme qui est une émanation de la divinité. Il fut rapidement considéré comme un génie universel, en atteste l'influence considérable qu'il eut, notamment en France sur les écrivains de la génération romantique, Balzac, qui le cite abondamment, et qui puisera en lui des aliments à sa théorie du désir, Baudelaire, Cazotte et ailleurs chez William Blake, Jung... et même au Japon, dans le livre : Le bouddha du nord. Ex - libris. Tampon Ernest Chausson. Grand compositeur et autodidacte, mort à 40 ans et qui a laissé des oeuvres impérissables dans le domaine notamment de la musique de chambre, dans le sillage d'un wagnérisme à la française, pénétrées d'une profonde douleur et mélancolie.

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        Vues de Mannheim ... avec une explication des planches.

      Mannheim, Schwan 1782. Mit 26 Kupfertafeln (1 doppelblattgr.) der Gebrüder Klauber. 14 S. Pappband d. Zt. 26 x 34 cm. Thieme-B. XXX, 109. Veitenheimer 997. - Erste Ausgabe. - Seltene Folge von Mannheim-Ansichten mit hübscher Staffage (Tore, Kurfürstl. Schloß, Kirchen, Zeughaus, Kasernen, Paradeplatz, Kaufhaus, Sternwarte, Markt, Zuchthaus etc.). - Einband beschabt und fleckig, Vorderdeckel mit hs. Vermerk. Tls. etwas gebräunt und in den Rändern gering stockfleckig, Vorsatz mit kleinem Exlibris Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Medicinisch-chirurgischer Catechismus: zum Nutzen und Gebrauche aller derjenigen Lehrlinge, welche sich der Arzneywissenschaft und Wundarzneykunst widmen wollen.

      Augsburg, Matthäus Rieger, 1782 - 8°, XXXII, 727 Seiten und 86 Seiten Verzeichniß, Pappband der Zeit - Rücken fehlt ! Einband ber. und best. sonst guter Zustand - 1782 ! Sehr selten ! c78691 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 560 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rechnung mit eigenh. U. ("Pfeffel").

      Colmar, 22. VI. 1782. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. "Aprill Quartal Rechnung für Herrn Grafen von Degenfeld-Schomberg" (d. i. der 13-jährige Friedrich Christoph Graf von Degenfeld-Schonburg, 1769-1848, Schüler an Pfeffels Colmarer "École militaire" und später Theresienritter und Generalmajor). Zu den von April bis Juni 1782 aufgelaufenen Ausgaben zählen neben "Pension und Abonnement" (288 livres) insbesondere 12 sols für "Ein Pferd rennen zu sehen", "Papier, Farben, Pinsel etc. etc. dazu" 1 livre 16 sols, "für den halben Cursus der experimental Physick" 18 livres, "Reise auf den Hohenlandsberg" 2 livres 16 sols, "Für die Zeitung" 6 sols, Briefporto 7 livres 18 sols, etc; außerdem Ausgaben für Klaviermiete und -unterricht. Nach gegenverrechnetem Guthaben ("Passiv Receß") blieb das Institut mit 39 livres 11 sols im Rückstand und hatte noch einen Pariser Wechsel über fast 1000 livres zu verrechnen. - Unter der von zwei Händen aufgeführten Rechnung die Unterschrift des blinden Pädagogen.

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        A Fish Market". Übervoller Stand, mit einer Vielzahl verschiedener Fische und Wassertiere (Schildkröten, Biber, Delphin, Krebse und Hummer), rechts der Händler beim Zerteilen eines Fisches, links füllt ein Fischer weitere Fische nach. Unten Inschrift und Wappen.

      - Schabkunstblatt von R. Earlom und Jan Boeckhorst nach Frans Snyders bei John Boydell, dat. 1782, 36 x 57 cm. Nagler Bd. IV, S. 245: "Der grösste Schabkünstler Englands". Earlom "bereitete seine Platte mit einer höchst einzähnigen Wiege zu, daher boten sie in den dunklen Stellen den feinsten Sammt dar, warfen aber aus derselben Ursache auch nur eine geringe Anzahl von Abdrücken ab". - Aus der bekannten Folge: "Die vier Märkte". - In den Rändern nur minimal gebräunt, der Plattenrand teils verso hinterlegt.

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        Sonata in Eb Major for solo keyboard. Autograph musical manuscript. The complete work. No date, but ca. 1782 or later

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

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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

      à Philadelphie, et à Paris, chez Moutard, 1782, in 8°, de IX-222pp., demi-veau moucheté époque à petits coins vélin, dos lisse entièrement orné (De la bibliothèque du château de Louppy, avec ex-libris aux armes des Vassinhac d'Imécourt, propriétaires du château) Bel exemplaire. Edition originale de ce récit pittoresque de l'abbé Robin, qui était alors chapelain du corps expéditionnaire français sous les ordres de Rochambeau lors de la guerre d'indépendance américaine. A la fois ecclésiastique et franc-maçon membre de la Loge "Les Neufs Soeurs" depuis 1776, l'auteur s'intéresse beaucoup à la diversité des opinions religieuses des habitants de l'Amérique du Nord; mais aussi à l'économie et au commerce du point de vue physiocratique en vogue de l'époque. ¶ Quérard Fr. litt. VIII. 83 - Howes R361 - Sabin 72032 - Monaghan 124 "Robin was, upon Franklin's recommendation, attached to the army of Rochambeau as chaplain where, in the regiment of the Vicomte de Noailles, he established a kind of welfare center. He writes in the same genial strain as most of his countrymen, with the peculiar kind of observation and tone of sentiment which marks almost all French travels." - Leclerc 999 - Chadenat 1196.

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        Geschichte der deutschen National-Neigung zum Trunke.

      Leipzig, Johann Philipp Haug 1782. - 4 Bll., 160 S. Pappband d. Zt. ADB XXV, 506. - Johann Wilhelm Petersen (1758-1815) war ab 1786 Bibliothekar an der Herzoglichen Öffentlichen Bibliothek in Stuttgart und von 1789 bis zu ihrer Auflösung 1794 Professor für Diplomatik, Numismatik und Heraldik an der Hohen Karlsschule. Petersen studierte von 1773 bis 1779 an der Hohen Karlsschule in Stuttgart Rechtswissenschaft. Im Bereich seines Studienfachs publizierte er 1798 die "Litteratur der Staatslehre. Ein Versuch". Petersen, der als "starker Trinker" galt, veröffentlichte neben der hier vorliegenden Abhandlung einige kleinere kulturhistorische Arbeiten, u. a. in dem zusammen mit Friedrich Schiller herausgegebenen Wirtembergischen Repertorium. - Beinhaltet: Entstehung, Fortgang und Größe der Trunkliebe; Einfluß auf Religion, Sprache, Prachtsucht, Gesellschaft, Staat, Sitten; Abnahme und Übergang der Neigung, Enthaltsamkeit, Gesetze gegen das Trinken. - Leicht berieben. Sammlerstempel und Stempel Schloss Bibliothek Schoenbrunn v. Schindel auf Titelblatt, vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A View of Society in Europe, in its progress from rudeness to refinement : or Inquiries concerning the history of law, government, and manners. The second edition.

      printed for J. Murray, London 1782 - In-4 de XX-433 pp. 1 feuillet d'errata, veau havane, dos à nerfs, double filet d'encadrement sur les plats (reliure de l'époque). Deuxième édition après l'originale publiée en 1778. Bel exemplaire.

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        Vues de Mannheim ... avec une explication des planches.

      Mannheim, Schwan 1782.Mit 26 Kupfertafeln (1 doppelblattgr.) der Gebrüder Klauber. 14 S. Pappband d. Zt. 26 x 34 cm. Thieme - B. XXX, 109. Veitenheimer 997. - Erste Ausgabe. - Seltene Folge von Mannheim - Ansichten mit hübscher Staffage (Tore, Kurfürstl. Schloß, Kirchen, Zeughaus, Kasernen, Paradeplatz, Kaufhaus, Sternwarte, Markt, Zuchthaus etc.). - Einband beschabt und fleckig, Vorderdeckel mit hs. Vermerk. Tls. etwas gebräunt und in den Rändern gering stockfleckig, Vorsatz mit kleinem Exlibris Bücher fr

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        Plano de la Ciudad de Kingston, en la Jamaica

      1782 - Extremely rare Spanish map of Kingston, in contemporary color. 1782. Madrid. Contemporary color; wide margins and striking impression, a virtually flawless copy. 355 mm x 395 mm. Extremely rare separately published Spanish map of Kingston, divided into four parts “Plano de la ciudad de Kingston”, “Plano de la ciudad de Puerto Real en la Isla de la Jamaica”, “Carta del Puerto de Bluefields” and “Carta de los puertos de Kingston y Puerto Real”. Spanish separately published maps from the 18th century are rare, not many were published due to the secrecy policy of the Spanish Crown; to see them in contemporary color is almost impossible. Although not saying so directly it, it is based on the maps by Thomas Jefferys, to whom a reference is made, measures are given In Fathom´s, with a conversion to Spanish measurement systems. Juan Lopez was the son of Tomaz López; and possibly the foremost Spanish mapmaker of the 18th century. From a young age he worked with his father, who made a career making and publishing maps, in a period when the secrecy policy on cartographical evolution –especially in the colonies- was still an issue, and access to information was restricted to authorities. After his father's death he published the “Atlas Geográfico de Espana” –the first of its kind- and became Royal Geographer to the King of Spain. His position, as well as his father´s before him, gained him access to otherwise inaccessible sources of information (manuscript charts, recent geographical discoveries, and engineering labors altering the geographical reality of a region), guaranteeing his maps as the culmination of the Spanish cartographic knowledge. Advertisement note found at bottom margin “Se hallará en Madrid, con todas las obras del Autor y las de su Hijo, en la calle de Atocha, frente de la Aduana vieja.” Rare, we couldn´t trace any copies in the U.S. Kapp, The Printed Maps of Jamaica up to 1825 (in Map Collectors' Circle - Fith Volume), Nr. 120. Tooley, Dictionary of Mapmakers, 273. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Traité des affections vaporeuses des deux sexes, ou maladies nerveuses, vulgairement appelées maux de nerfs

      1782 - portrait, (2), XII, 595, Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1782, in-4, portrait, (2), XII, 595, (1bl), VI, (2)pp, pleine basane marbrée de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné (habile restauration), Manque à Laehr qui indique les édition suivantes. Rare. Portrait gravé de l'auteur qui était médecin consultant du roi. Nouvelle édition largement augmentée, la seule publiée en format in quarto. Ouvrage important qui connut un franc succès Reliure un peu frottée [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die natürliche Magie, aus allerhand belustigenden und nützlichen Kunststücken bestehend; zusammengetragen von

      Friedrich Nicolai, Berlin und Stettin 1782 - 12 Bände der äußerst seltenen Reihe: Band 1-10, dazu Band 13 und 14. Titelfortsatz ab Band 3: Erstlich zusammengetragen von Johann Christian Wiegleb, fortgesetzt von Gottfried Ehrich Rosenthal mit einer Vorrede von Johann Christian Wiegleb. Weiter in allen Bänden gleich lautend: Johann Nikolaus Martius Unterrich in der natürlichen Magie oder zu allerhand belustigenden und nützlichen Kunsstücken, völlig umgearbeitet von Gottfried Erich Rosenthal. Druckzeitraum 1782-1798. Alle Bände wohl in Original Einbänden, einer davon mit aufgeklebtem Schutzumschlag. Dem Alter entsprechend guter Zustand, mit vergilbten Seiten, teilweise stockfleckig. Kupfertafeln im Anhang erhalten, jedoch ebenfalls mit Stockflecken und teilweise vergilbt. Einbände außen mit Lager- und Abnutzungsspuren sowie Bestoßungen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hemisphere Oriental

      Artist: Dezauche JA; Issued in: Paris; date: 1782 - Artist: Dezauche, J.A.; Issued in: Paris; date: 1782; - Condition: Very good; map of the eastern hemisphere after G. de l'Isle with the itineraries of Capt. Cook

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        Historische und Geographische Beschreibung der Gegend um Heliopolis und Memphis.

      ohne Verlag, Nürnberg und Leipzig 1782 - Mit Kupfern. Aus dem Franzoesischen des Juengern Herrn Fourmont, Sr. Koenigl. Majestaet in Frankreich, Dollmetschers der Morgenlaendischen Sprachen, uebersetzt, und mit einigen Anmerkungen, auch vollstaendigen Register versehen, von Georg Friederich Casimir Schad. 24 Bl., 124 S., 14 Bl. Mit gest. Titelvign., 3 Textvign., 2 (gef.) Kupfertafeln u. 2 (gef.) Kupferstichkarten. Erste deutsche Ausgabe von "Description Historique Et Geographique Des Plaines D'Heliopolis Et De Memphis" von 1755. Leder der Zeit mit Goldverz.(untere Stehkante etw.beschabt), Rundum Goldschnitt, marmoriertes Vorblatt mit Wasserzeichen, sehr festes und sauberes Papier. Exlibris einer Adelsbibliothek. Fromm 9699. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        REGULATIONS FOR THE ORDER AND DISCIPLINE OF THE TROOPS OF THE UNITED STATES. PART I [all published]

      Hartford: Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, 1782. 138,[6]pp. plus eight folding plates. Contemporary calf. Head of spine chipped, extremities rubbed. Modern bookplate on front pastedown. Light foxing and soiling. Plate I repaired at two folds. A few small chips or edge tears to other plates. Very good. A comparatively nice copy of this important military manual, which was written expressly for the use of American troops during the Revolutionary War and first published in 1779. The German-born Steuben, well-trained in the highly disciplined military system developed under Frederick the Great, served as inspector general of the Continental Army. In this capacity he wrote his REGULATIONS FOR THE ORDER AND DISCIPLINE OF THE TROOPS OF THE UNITED STATES on orders from the Continental Congress. First published in 1779, the work became the standard text for the Continental Army and the United States Army into the early 19th century. Fifty editions, abridgements, extracts, and adaptations were printed before 1800. Steuben's contribution to American independence can not be underestimated. "He was unrivaled among the citizens of the new nation as an expert on military affairs. His introduction of European military concepts to the Continental army marks the beginning of a truly professional military tradition in the United States" - ANB. This edition was published three years after the first edition, and is one of two editions printed in Hartford circa 1782 by Hudson and Goodwin. While most references cite this imprint as having a date of 1782, the American Antiquarian Society asserts a publication date of 1787 based on an advertisement in the CONNECTICUT COURANT in March of that year. A good copy, in a contemporary binding, of an early printing of the first military manual devised for the Continental Army, a foundation work for American military history and the Revolutionary War. SHIPTON & MOONEY 44279. EVANS 20780. BRISTOL B5608. TRUMBULL, CONNECTICUT 2638. HOWES S951, "aa." SABIN 91398.

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        Physica-Mystica und Physica Sacra Sacratissima. Eine Offenbarung der uns unsichtbaren magnetischen Anziehungskraft aller natürlichen Dinge; und eine heilige Betrachtung der Grundeinsicht, wie sich die allerhöchste Einheit in die Vielheit offenbaret hat, und aus dieser wieder in die Einheit gehen soll. Zu Lob und Preiß des Höchsten Einigen Gottes

      Berlin - Leipzig: George Jacob Decker 1782 - wesentlich späterer gelber GLWd. mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, gelber Kopfschnitt, 267 Seiten mit Vignetten auf Titelseite, S. 5 und am Schluss, 13 x 20,5 cm, Seiten durchgehend wasserfleckig, jetzt stockfleckig, kleine Besitzerunterschrift auf S. 5, insgesamt noch guter Zustand. Book Language/s: de

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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] 8vo: xiv,[2],336 [pp 335-36 misbound after p. xiv],[140]pp, with five plates (three folding), numerous diagrams and fingers in text, tables of latitudes, 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 owner's signature in an early hand. An excellent copy, clean, crisp, and unmarked (one chart heavily toned). Scarce in this edition: WorldCat lists just five copies worldwide. ESTC Citation No. N6794. Near Fine

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        RETRATOS DE LOS REYES DE ESPAÑA DESDE ATANARICO HASTA NUESTRO CATOLICO MONARCA DON CARLOS III. Según las noticias y los originales más antiguos que se ha hallado, con sus correspondientes inscripciones y el sumario de la vida de cada Rey

      Joachin Ibarra, Impresor de Cámara de S. M., 188 pgs., Madrid 1782 - Publícalos para instrucción de la juventud española, don Manuel Rodriguez, académico supernumerario de la Real Academia de S. Fernando, grabador de láminas y sellos. Cantos pintados. Bordes de tapas con roturitas. [Libro en Español / Book in Spanish] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Salmon, pl.380

      One of the finest works on both German and foreign fishes ever produced. The plates were by a variety of artists and engravers and are outstandingly coloured: heightened with gold, silver, and bronze to produce the metallic sheen of the fish scales. The work was subsidised by nobility, scientific institutions and wealthy individuals. In addition the names of the fishes are given in several languages. Bloch was born in Anspach and practised as a phyisician in Berlin. He devoted himself to natural history and wrote several works of which this is the most famous. Marcus Elieser Bloch Salmon, pl.380 An original hand-coloured engraving from the "Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische" published and written by Marcus Elieser Bloch from 1782-95 Landscape 200 x 277 mm £400

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        The Anacreontic Song as Sung at the Crown & Anchor Tavern in the Strand the Words by Ralph Tomlinson Esqr. Late President of the Society

      London: Longman & Broderip, 1782. Rare. First Edition, second issue of the melody which became known as "The Star Spangled Banner." BUC p. 1011. Fuld p. 529. RISM S3705. The first issue dates from between ca. 1771 and 1781 and has only the Cheapside address of the publisher in the imprint. The song was written in the 1770s for the Anacreontic Society, a gentlemen's club of amateur musicians in London. John Stafford Smith had a considerable reputation as a composer of glees and catches, and his tune quickly became immensely popular, especially in the United States. More than 80 settings to various texts appeared in America before 1820. Francis Scott Key (1779-1843) wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" in 1814 to Smith's tune. In this form, the tune soon became a popular patriotic song and, with some melodic alteration, was canonized as the national anthem of the United States in 1931.. Folio. Modern marbled boards. 4 pp. Engraved. Includes versions "For the Guitar" and "For the German Flute" on p. 4. The name of John Stafford Smith is not mentioned. A very good copy.

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        Journals of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Beginning the Twenty-Eighth day of November, 1776, and Ending the Second day of October, 1781. With the Proceedings of the Several Committees and Conventions, Before and at the Commencement of the American Revolution. Volume the First [all published]

      Printed by John Dunlap, Philadelphia 1782 - [2],698pp. plus errata. Modern red morocco, blind tooled, spine gilt. Manuscript ink ownership inscriptions on front endpaper rectos. Two page manuscript letter plus genealogical chart tipped onto front endpaper recto. Scattered pencil and ink annotations. Initial leaves rather chipped, some scattered marginal tears, not affecting text. Moderately foxed, with minor dampstaining. This volume of the Journals of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives contains vital records from the period of the American Revolution. Printed in this volume are the Proceedings of the Provincial Conference of Committees, the Declaration of Independence, the Proceedings of the Convention of the State of Pennsylvania, and the Articles of Confederation. A volume of utmost interest and importance, recording in detail the major legislative actions of the Founders from the seat of American revolutionary activity. The House ordered 200 copies of this volume printed. The manuscript letter and genealogical chart in this copy present the book to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in 1877, and trace its provenance of unbroken family possession back to its original owner, one Abraham Scott from Northumberland County, Pa. Rare. ESTC W20604; Evans 17658; Hildeburn 4205; Matyas 82-07; Sabin 60173. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mechanische und hydrodinamische Untersuchungen nebst vollständiger Anwendung auf das Maschinenwesen bei Salzwerken.

      Altenburg Richter 1782 - (23,5 x 19 cm). 408 (16) S. Mit gestochener Titelvignette, 5 gefalteten Kupfertafeln und 1 gefalteten Tabelle. Pappband der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe dieses seltenen Werkes aus der Frühzeit seines Schaffens. Es geht auf seine vierjährigen Erfahrungen im hessischen Salzwerk in Nidda zurück und ist in die Bereiche Mechanik, Hydrodynamik und Bewegungskräfte auf Salzwerken unterteilt. - Langsdorf (1757-1834), Professor für Mathematik und Technologie in Erlangen und Heidelberg sowie Salinendirektor in Gerabronn, war an der Entdeckung der badischen Salzquellen bei Jagstfeld und Dürrheim maßgeblich beteiligt. Er veröffentlichte eine ganze Reihe beachtenswerter mechanisch-technischer Werke mit meist praktischer Ausrichtung. "Seine zahlreichen Schriften über Salinenwesen (sind). sehr verdienstlich zu nennen" (ADB). - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig. Stempel auf Einband und Titel. Einband etwas fleckig, berieben und bestoßen. - Poggendorff I, 1372. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of the ancient Earls of Warren and Surrey, and their Descendants to the Present Time.

      Fine frontis. port. of the author & 53 engraved plates (several are folding or double-page & folding and one is printed in sepia). With finely engraved head- & tailpieces & numerous engraved coats-of-arms in text. vi, 304, [16] pp.; 1 p.l., 245, [10] pp. Two vols. Large 4to, cont. English "Etruscan" binding of panelled calf, tooled in blind & gilt, a.e.g. Warrington: W. Eyres, 1782. First published edition and a most handsomely bound set of this richly illustrated work. Watson (1725-83), clergyman and antiquary, was curate in Ripponden, where he "embarked on research at the behest of Sir George Warren of Poynton Lodge, Cheshire, in order to prove that Sir George was the legitimate heir to the earldom of Warenne and Surrey. His Memoirs of the Ancient Earls of Warren and Surrey and their Descendants was published in a limited edition of six copies in 1776, with a second edition of fifteen copies following in 1779, and a third, larger, edition in 1782. Despite Watson's claim in the preface to the work, his researches were unable to establish Warren's right to the title, but this did not deter Sir George from pursuing that claim vigorously, if unsuccessfully, over the next twenty years."-ODNB. The plates depict historical portraits, notable houses, ruins, landscapes, and archeological artifacts. Fine set with the engraved armorial bookplate of George de Ligne Gregory (1740-1822), High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire. A few leaves with some foxing. Purchase inscription on front endleaf: "Bt. in London. Feb. 7 1818. Pr: 4 pd - 6 s - 0." .

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        L'ART DE NAGER. Avec des avis pour se baigner utilement.

      

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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. 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.

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        Letters of the late Ignatius Sancho, an African.

      Two vols. in one, 8vo., with a fine engraved portrait of Sancho by F. Bartolozzi after a painting by Gainsborough in vol.I, and an engraved allegorical frontispiece in vol.II, also by Francesco Bartolozzi, (4) ii v - lvii (1) 22 (2) 23 - 204 and (4) 224pp., complete with both half-titles and with the additional leaf *C4 in vol.I, contemporary calf, neatly and appropriately rebacked, spine gilt and labelled. A very good copy originally owned by one of the subscribers, with her signature 'M. Bouchery' on front free endpaper. A landmark in Anglo-African literature which Blockson considered to be "indispensable to the study of black literature" [A commented bibliography of 101 influential books by and about people of African descent, p.16]. Sancho was, almost immediately after his death in 1780, adopted by the English abolitionists, his Letters being cited by the abolitionist movement as an "outstanding refutation of the idea that black people lacked souls, intellects or rational faculties". [R. King et al. Ignatius Sancho, An African man of letters. 1997, p.67.] The Sancho story is probably well known. He was "born aboard a slave ship en route to the West Indies from Guinea. He was brought to England at the age of two by his master and was presented to three spinster sisters living in Greenwich. He acted as their servant for years and later became a grocer in Charles Street, Westminster, dying in 1780. Published through the kindness of benevolent patrons to demonstrate what a black could accomplish when given an opportunity." [Ragatz p.548]. While in London, he "attracted the attention of the Duke of Montagu who had among his diversions his interests in testing whether, by proper cultivation and a proper tuition at school and the university, an African might not be found as capable of literature as a white person. Sancho, who for twenty years of his life served as the Duke's butler, was Montagu's first prot?g?". [Blockson p.16]. The Memoirs or Life included, in vol.I. (pp.v - xvi) of "the extraordinary negro" were written by Joseph Jekyll (1754-1837), the lawyer and politician, who stepped in for Dr. Johnson after Johnson had failed to deliver his promised memoir of the life of Sancho which had been commissioned. Jekyll wrote his own brief account, which is the best single source of information about Sancho's life, "in imitation of Dr. Johnson's style" [Stephen M. Lee in ODNB].

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        Versuch über die Beschuldigungen welche dem Tempelherrenorden gemacht worden, und über dessen Geheimniss; nebst einem Anhange über das Entstehen der Freymaurergesellschaft.

      I-II. Berlin & Stettin, [Nicolai], 1782. 8:o. Front,(6),219,(1) pp. + front,249,(4) pp. Two volumes, nice contemporary yellow paper boards, entirely uncut, handwritten titles on spine. Bindings rather worn and soiled, sections of paper missing from spine, head of spine chipped. Frontispiece to the second volume mounted on paper. Small hole in pp. 197-98 costing a few letters. Engraved bookplate of Friedrich Nicolai on front pastedown of both volumes. Numerous annotations by the author throughout and annotations by a Swedish book collector on front flyleaf and pastedown. Lacking one preliminary leaf in part II, see below.. Raabe (1983) 253. Becker 203. Kloss 2232. Taute 827. Wolfstieg 5138. Part I is in the "Zweyte verbesserte Auflage". The first edition was published earlier the same year. Raabe states that this second edition was published in 1783. This copy lacks the half title to the second part, a leaf not noted by Raabe, Kloss, Taute or Wolfstieg. Provenance: 1. Christoph Friedrich Nicolai (1782-1811). 2. Unknown Swedish collector (after 1828?). 3. Arne Nilsson, Sandviken, Sweden (1983?-2012). A most desirable copy of this work, written by one of Germany's leading intellectuals in the late 18-th century. Nicolai was a high-rank freemason and a member of the Bavarian Illuminati. This is his own copy of his work on the history of the Templars and the origins of Freemasonry. Nicolai's relation to the Freemasons and other secret orders and societies was complex. On one hand, he supported the aspects of their activity that were in accordance with the ideas of the Enlightenment: humanism, tolerance and brotherhood regardless of nationality or social status. On the other hand, he was strongly opposed to the secrecy and mysticism, their strong hierarchical order and, in certain cases, connections to the Jesuits and the Papacy. This "Versuch" is one of the first attempts to give a correct historical understanding of the subject, based on historical sources which are often interpreted in a surprisingly modern way. In the spirit of Enlightenment, Nicolai attempts to free the history of the author's personal agenda and prejudices. He does not hesitate to bring up sensitive issues, e.g. alleged homosexuality among the medieval templars or the influence of Islam on Christian beliefs. When the first part was published, he was criticised by his contemporaries, most notably by Herder. In the second part he admits some errors, but defends his main standpoints as based on well documented historical facts. Eventually, the revealing of secrets and refutation of legends through this work forced Nicolai to resign from his masonic lodge "Zu den drei Weltkugeln". In this copy, Nicolai has made more than 120 annotations in the text and margins, ranging from corrections of small typographical errors to lengthy commentaries, additions and corrections. There are also three small pieces of paper with annotations pasted to inside of front board and p. 207 in the first volume. Some of the corrections are the same as the ones listed in the "Zusätze und Druckfehler" at the end of volume II, but even here, Nicolai's annotations differ at some points. Only about 25 of the annotations are taken from the list, which leaves about 100 annotations presumably unique to this copy. In addition to this, there are about two dozen smaller corrections that seem to be in another contemporary hand. As many volumes from the Nicolai library, the book is bound in yellow paper covered boards. Peter Jörg Becker finds them ugly ("Teile seiner Bibliothek ließ er in häßliches gelbes Papier binden, um sie besser beschriften zu können") but we must disagree, we find them quite charming. Due to the fact that this copy is uncut, the handwritten memo of the bookbinder is still preserved in the outer margin of the first title leaf. The library of Friedrich Nicolai, estimated to include over 16000 volumes, was the largest private library in Berlin in its time. In the decades following his death, it was sold and donated by his relatives to various German institutions and collectors. Around 800 volumes Masonica was sold in 1854 by Nicolai's grandson Gustav Parthey to the masonic lodge "Zu den drei Weltkugeln", but these two volumes seem to have taken a different path. On the rear pastedown of volume I there is a small old price notation "1-2 4 Mark". Front pastedown and flyleaf has text written in Swedish in a neat hand. It's probably written in the first half of the 19th century, but not before 1828 since there is a reference to the third volume of Lenning's "Encyclopädie der Freimaurerei", which was published in 1828. The volumes also carry shelfmarks "IG5.", a note (acquisition by Arne Nilsson?) "20/5. 83 2 vol B" and one additional small price notation, all in pencil

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