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        Voyages autour du Monde, et vers les Deux Poles, par Terre et par Mer, Pendant les AnnŽes 1767 - 1776 Ñ Complete in 2 volumes [Travels Around the World and to the Two Poles By Land and By Sea, During the Years 1767 - 1776]

      Paris: Moutard 1782 - Paris: Moutard, 1782. First Edition. 8vo - 22.4cm, 432, 272 pages with 7 fold-out maps, two fold-out plates of wooden vessels, and one fold-out plate illustrating whale flensing. Bound in original blue continental paper boards with paper labels on spine, untrimmed and uncut in very good condition. This is a Rare set, and even when it is seen, seldom would one see such an entirely untouched set of books in original bindings and original condition Ñ the interior pages are very clean with no foxing or prior ownership markings Ñ truly a unique and Rare set of books over 230 years since its publication in extraordinary condition. The heavy paper used for text and plates in un-foxed and maintains a unique and pleasing tactile and acoustical quality. A Near Fine copy in original condition Ñ a very desirable copy of a Scarce account. This is the first edition of an account of a circumnavigation that includes a description of a 1767 journey across Texas and through Mexico to Acapulco. As such Pags took part in no less than three separate voyages, the first being travels in the Louisiana Territory, Texas and Mexico before sailing to Guam, returning to France via the Philippines, Java, India, Persia, Syria, and Lebanon. He subsequently joined Yves-Joseph de KerguŽlen-TrŽmarec's second expedition towards the South Pole (1773-4), a disastrous attempt to colonize the Kerguelen Islands discovered on the first expedition. The first 115pp. of Vol. II are devoted to this voyage, and the remainder of the volume comprise describes PagŽs' account of his 1776 "Voyage vers le Pole nord" on a whaling ship to Spitsbergen. He offers a description of the Spitsbergen region, of whales and whaling, and of the voyage itself. Berne 1783; Dutch translation, Rotterdam 1784; Swedish translation, Uppsala 1788; Sabin 58168; Spence 887; Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800, p783.P8; Ñ not in Arctic Bibliography. "Pierre-Marie Franois De Pags, French seaman, traveler and scientist (1748-93). Born in Toulouse, je entered the navy as midshipman in 1764, and by 1767 had been promoted to second lieutenant. While stationed at Saint-Dominque (Haiti), PagŽs apparently received a commission to discover a northwest passage by way of the eastern coast of Asia. He started out in 1767 by first sailing to New Orleans, then making his way up the Mississippi and Red River arrived at Natchitoches, where he stayed for some time. He proceeded across Texas on horseback to San Antonio, and then through Mexico to Acapulco. From there he sailed to Guam and the Philippines, and returned to Marseille on 5.9.1771 by way of Bombay, Mesopotamia (Iraq) and Palestine. After some difficulties he was reinstated in the navy on 9.3.1772. PagŽs' Voyage autour du Monde also contains an account of his adventures with the unsuccessful second voyage of YVES-JOSEPH DE KERGUELEN-GTREMAREC toward the South Pole in search of "Terra Australis Incognita" as well as his experiences on an expedition of a Dutch whaler to Spitzbergen, with a detailed account of whaling and the natural history of the whale. After being imprisoned twice in ice-fields he made it back to Amsterdam on 15.8.1777, but the fatigues and hardships endured on his journeys had impaired his health; he retired from the navy in 1782, and, returning to Saint-Dominique, settled on an estate belonging to his wife, a creole. His final years were devoted to scientific research, and at the time of his death he had in preparation a number of important works on America. PagŽs was a member of several learned societies, and in 1872 was created a knight of St. Louis. He was unfortunately murdered during the insurrection of the slaves in 1793. The veracity of some or all of his journeys has been regarded by bibliographers with suspicion, but, needless to say, his Voyage autour du Monde made very popular reading".Ñ Howgego. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha ... Nueva edicion, corregida por la Real Academia Española. (Vida de Miguel de Cervántes Saavedra, y Análisis del Quixote [by V. de los Rios].) "

      Madrid: por don Joachin Ibarra impresor de camara de S.M. y dela Real Academia. 1782. "4 volumes, small 8vo, frontispiece portrait, engraved folding map and 23 engraved plates; contemporary full speckled calf, triple gilt rules on covers, smooth gilt-decorated spine, green morocco labels; minor rubbing; a nice copy. Ibarra, termed ""the Bodoni of Spain,"" printed three excellent editions of Don Quixote: that of 1771 in 4 volumes octavo; the so-called ""Academy Edition"" of 1780 in 4 volumes quarto; and the present ""reading edition."" See Updike, Printing Types, II, p. 75."

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        Manuel d'Epictete, traduit par M. N[aigeon (Collection des moraliste anciens, dédiée au roi)

      1782 - 5 ff, 139 pp. Paris, Didot l'ainé, Debure, 1782, in-16, 5 ff, 139 pp, reliure de l'époque en maroquin rouge à long grain: chainette dorée en encadrement sur les plats, dos lisse orné de petits fleurons, roulette dorée en bordure des contreplats, tranches dorées, Traduction par l'ami de Diderot, Jacques-André Naigeon (1738-1810), publiée dans la collection des moralistes anciens, imprimée par Didot l'ainé. Exemplaire sur papier vergé. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Aos estudiosos portuguezes.

      [Colophon] Lisbon, na Offic. Patriarc. de Francisco Luiz Ameno, 1782. - 4°, disbound. Caption title. Typographical ornament above colophon. Overall in good to very good condition. Old manuscript foliation in ink ("3-6"). 7 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. Xavier attacks Tomás Antonio Sánchez's assertions (in @Coleccion de poesias castellanas anteriores al siglo XV, Madrid: Sancha, 1779) regarding Fernão Alvares do Oriente, whose @Lusitânia transformada was first published in 1607. Alvares, a contemporary of Camões, had traveled widely in India and China; his pastoral poem centers on the protagonist's travels through the Persian Gulf, India, Goa, Japan, China, Indonesia, and Ethiopia, using an Eastern rather than a European Arcadia. This pamphlet begins and ends with quotes from Alvares's work.Father Francisco José da Serra Xavier (Lisbon, ca. 1740?-ca. 1803-5?), a secular presbyter and a distinguished philologist, as assigned by a royal @alvará of 13 May 1780 to write "a historia completa e verdadeira das grandes e gloriosas acções obradas pela nação portugueza na America, Asia e Africa, desde o principio do seu descobrimento até o presente." Innocêncio could discover no traces of such a work. Xavier, who was related to Diogo Barbosa Machado, wrote several works defending Barbosa's works against critics.*** Fonseca, @Pseudónimos p. 203: attributing the work to Francisco José da Serra Xavier. Innocêncio II, 414; on the author, see II, 413-4 and IX, 317 (noting that it was difficult to gather this author's works). Not located in Porbase. Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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        El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha . Nueva edicion, corregida por la Real Academia Española. (Vida de Miguel de Cervántes Saavedra, y Análisis del Quixote [by V. de los Rios].)

      por don Joachin Ibarra impresor de camara de S.M. y dela Real Academia, Madrid 1782 - 4 volumes, small 8vo, frontispiece portrait, engraved folding map and 23 engraved plates; contemporary full speckled calf, triple gilt rules on covers, smooth gilt-decorated spine, green morocco labels; minor rubbing; a nice copy. Ibarra, termed "the Bodoni of Spain," printed three excellent editions of Don Quixote: that of 1771 in 4 volumes octavo; the so-called "Academy Edition" of 1780 in 4 volumes quarto; and the present "reading edition." See Updike, Printing Types, II, p. 75. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Op. 33, Gerard 201-206]. Sei Quartetti per Due Violini Viola e Violoncello. Opera XXXIII. [Set of parts]

      Artaria [PN 34] [ca 1782], Vienne - First Edition. Rare. Gerard 201-206. BUC p. 117. Lesure p. 56. RISM B3138 (one copy only recorded in the U.S.). "A prolific composer, particularly of chamber music, with a distinctive and highly wrought style, [Boccherini] is the chief representative of Latin instrumental music during the Viennese Classical period." Christian Speck and Stanley Sadie in Grove Music Online. Folio. Sewn. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 4-29; [1] (title), 4-24; 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 4-23; [1] (title), 4-25 pp. Engraved. With occasional fingering in pencil.Some minor browning, foxing and soiling; title to first violin part with some minor tears and fading; minor staining to viola part; several manuscript annotations to title. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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        Tentamen Historiae Lichenum Et Praesertim Prussicorum

      G. L.Hartung, 1782. Hardcover bound in beige paper (possibly vellum, but I don't think so) with title label in brown leather on the spine, a couple of black line drawing mainly as chapter headings, 142 pages. No edition is stated other than the date of 1782 in Roman numerals on the title page. Text is in Latin. This is a rather worn copy in a very early, if not original binding. The worst of the flaws are: General wear along the edges and folds with the worst wear to the tips of the corners, about half of the title label is missing, cover soiled, front end papers host a bookplate from one previous owner and the signature and date of another, both end papers are a bit soiled, publisher/printer circular stamp is on the verso of the title page, all pages lightly age tone with sporadic light spotty foxing. Images available. USPS tracking used on all domestic shipments.. No Edition Stated. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket.

      [Bookseller: The Bookbums at Ish Kabibble Books]
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        Voyages autour du monde et vers les deux pôles, par terre et par mer

      1782 - deux volumes in-8, 432 + 272 Paris, Moutard, 1782, , deux volumes in-8, 432 + 272 pages, 10 planches dépliantes, veau marbré de l'époque, dos lisses et fleuronnés, pièces de titre tabac et tomaisons brunes, Édition originale. Description des trois voyages, entrepris chacun de manière très différente, par le Vicomte de Pagès (1748-1793), enseigne de vaisseau à Saint-Domingue, animé par "l'ambition des grandes entreprises, & surtout un penchant invincible pour les choses qui pouvoient [le] rapprocher de cette simplicité primitive de la nature sauvage, belle de sa propre beauté". Publiés une douzaine d'années après le très célèbre Voyage de Bougainville, les Voyages de Pagès n'eurent pas le même retentissement auprès de ses contemporains. Notons que Pagès n'est pas l'auteur des Nouveaux voyages autour du monde publiés en 1797 ; ceux-ci sont de François Xavier Pagès (1745-1802). Exemplaire bien complet des 7 grandes cartes, dont celle de l'Amérique septentrionale "qui contient partie de la Nle. Espagne, et de la Louisiane", et des 3 planches, l'une d'elle figurant le "Dépécement de la baleine", l'ensemble gravé par Bernard. Pierre-Marie-François Pagès se lança en juin 1767 dans sa première grande aventure, en solitaire et sans financement, qui le conduisit par voie de mer et de terre de Cap-Haïtien jusqu'à Marseille, où il arriva en 1771 épuisé et ruiné : le premier volume de ses Voyages décrit son passage par la Nouvelle-Orléans, le Mississippi, le Texas, le Mexique, les Philippines, le séjour à Manille puis à Batavia dans les Indes Orientales et le retour en France en passant par les Indes, le Golfe Persique, le Proche-Orient et la Méditerranée. En 1773, il accompagna Kerguelen dans sa seconde expédition vers les terres australes et le Pôle Sud, et, en 1776, il partit de Hollande pour le Spitzberg sur un baleinier : ces deux voyages sont décrits dans le second volume. Dos restaurés. Sabin 58168. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Mémoires concernant l'histoire, les sciences, les arts, les moeurs, les usages, &c. des Chinois: par les Missionaires de Pekin, 8.: Tome Huitieme [ONLY]

      Paris Chez Nyon 1782 - The eigth volume of this massive encyclopaedic compendium of material on Chinese civilisation. With Amiot's Suite des vies ou portraits des celebres Chinois, and a supplement to his Art militaire des Chinois, with thirty engraved plates. Cordier BS 54 (giving a synopsis of each volume); Löwendahl 629 (giving the contents in detail); Morrison II p.175 Bound in contemporary leather, somewhat scuffed. Occasional spotting. A very good copy. First edition, 4to, pp.viii, 375, [1], 30 plates.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Le Mécanique appliquée aux arts, aux manufactures, à l'agriculture et à la guerre; ouvrage orné de 120 planches.

      Paris: Chez l'Auteur; et Demonville, 1782 - 2 volumes, quarto (approx. 300 x 230 mm). Uncut in contemporary pink sprinkled paper wrappers, the spine of vol. 2 reinforced at an early date. Rubbed, vol. 1 spine faded, some visible over-sewing in the gutter in vol. 1, one or two spots, vol. 2 half-title with upper outer corner torn away (text not affected), still an excellent copy with untrimmed edges. With 132 plates, of which 2 are folding. First edition. Described on the title as "Ingénieur-Mécanicien du Roi", Berthelot (1718–1800) rose from humble origins to the professorship of mathematics in the Military School in Paris, where in 1763 he invented a famous gun carriage for use in coastal artillery, though the invention was generally credited to Gribeauval who was largely responsible for its adoption. Although the title in this collection of his designs calls for 120 plates, there are 132, with some in the second volume duplicated and with better explanations of the designs. Benjamin Franklin owned a copy of this work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        [ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA: BEGUN AND HELD AT THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN THE TOWN OF RICHMOND, ON MONDAY THE FIFTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-ONE]

      [Richmond: Printed by John Dunlap and James Hayes, 1782. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Some leaves tanned, faint dampstain to most leaves, minor scattered contemporary ink marginalia. Good. A rare Revolutionary War imprint, comprising the session laws for the Virginia General Assembly in the fall and early winter of 1781, in the immediate wake of the victory at Yorktown. The assembly had just recently moved back to Richmond after retreating to Charlottesville earlier in the year to avoid the British near the coast, and Cornwallis had surrendered less than a month earlier at Yorktown. The work includes several acts relating to the war, specifically an act to "adjust and regulate the pay and accounts of the Officers and Soldiers of the Virginia line on Continental establishment...," an act for supplying the "Southern Army with Waggons and Horses," an act regulating militia pay, an act "to regulate Impresses" of property, and an act for recruiting "the Virginia Line on the Continental Establishment." Also includes state business regarding tobacco, taxation, an act appointing a deputy in the Kentucky territory, and more. Exceedingly rare, with only two copies in OCLC, at the Jenkins Law Library (mistakenly cataloged as printed in 1781) and the Library of Virginia. One additional copy listed in ESTC at the University of Virginia. EVANS 17781. ESTC W23690. OCLC 41248219, 7083017.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Le Mécanique appliquée aux arts, aux manufactures, à l'agriculture et à la guerre;

      

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        Tofu hyakuchin [trans.: 100 Tofu Delicacies [&] Sequel].

      Three double-page woodcut illus. & four full-page woodcut illus. 40; 63 folding leaves. Two vols. 8vo, orig. wrappers (first few leaves of Vol. I with a marginal dampstain), orig. block printed title label on upper cover of Vol. II, new stitching. Tokyo & Osaka: 1782-83. First edition of this rare and early work on preparing tofu, here with its sequel published a year later. This was an enormously popular work with many reprints up to the present day. "The author's name is given as Seikyodojin Kahitsujun...It is said that his real name was Sodani (or Sotani) Gakusen (1738-1797), a seal-engraver in Osaka. Maybe because the author was not a professional chef, this book is totally unique and different from previous recipe books. The author was such an entertainer that the book contains not only 100 tofu recipes, but also enjoyable contents such as their respective ratings, Chinese poetry and trivia about tofu. Amusing contents like this, and the word Hyakuchin (literally 100 delicacies) itself, must have been novel for the people of that time. This book had gained such popularity at the time that a follow-up, 'Tofu Hyakuchin Zokuhen' (A Hundred Delicacies of Tofu: Sequel) was published in 1783. 'Tofu Hyakuchin Yoroku' (A Hundred Delicacies of Tofu: Supplement) [not present here] was also published in 1784, though it had actually been already published under the name of 'Toka-shu' in Edo in 1782 and Fujiya Zenshichi, publisher of 'Tofu Hyakuchin,' bought the copyright of it to republish it as an addition to the series...In 'Tofu Hyakuchin,' the author assigns six grades from 'mediocre cuisine' to 'superb cuisine.' The author's pen name, Kahitsujun , means 'not only rich tasting cuisine but a simple dish also tastes great.' You can feel the author's spirit from the fact that 'Yuyakko,' very simple boiled tofu, is ranked as 'superb'."-online resource from the National Diet Library (http://www.ndl.go.jp/en/publication/ndl_newsletter/191/911.html). The author also provides a history of tofu. The illustrations depict a tofu restaurant and the preparations and cooking of tofu along with pictures of tofu cutters. A total of 238 recipes are provided in these two volumes. Very good set. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Mémoires concernant l'histoire, les sciences, les arts, les moeurs, les usages, &c. des Chinois: par les Missionaires de Pekin, 7.: Tome Septieme [ONLY]

      Paris Chez Nyon 1782 - The seventh volume of this massive encyclopaedic compendium of material on Chinese civilisation. With a reprint of Amiot's Art militaire des Chinois, first published ten years earlier. The thirty-three engraved plates are uncoloured here. Cordier BS 54 (giving a synopsis of each volume); Löwendahl 628 (giving the contents in detail); Morrison II p.175 Bound in contemporary leather, somewhat scuffed, wear to tail of spine, and corners. Occasional spotting and pencil annotation. A very good copy. First edition, 4to, pp.xii, (iii)-x, 396, 33 plates.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Exposition of English Insects Including the Several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, Diptera, or Bees, Flies and Libellulae Exhibiting on 51 Copper Plates near 500 Figures accurately drawn & highly finished in Colours from Nature, The Whole minutely Described, Arranged according to the Linnean System with Remarks.

      London: White and Robson. Very Good. 1782. Second Edition. Fifty-one hand colored copper plates showing nearly five hundred creatures. Embossed "Flower Bookstore" stamp on margin of 20 plates. Often crossing plate line but never approaching image. Rebound in half cloth over faux reptile boards. Light to moderate foxing throughout some ghosting of plate to text & text to plate. Swann's. ; 4to; Additional images and further information provided upon request. .

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        [GROUP OF FOUR AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, ALL FROM REVOLUTIONARY WAR PHYSICIANS, INCLUDING ONE FROM WASHINGTON';S PERSONAL PHYSICIAN, JAMES CRAIK, TO MAJ. GEN. WILLIAM SMALLWOOD]

      Philadelphia, Georgetown, and Annapolis, 1782. Folio and quarto. Typical age toning and old folds, some minor splits along folds. A couple edges chipped, just touching a few letters. Overall very good. A noteworthy collection of letters from three Revolutionary War physicians to Maj. Gen. William Smallwood, American planter, soldier, and the fourth governor of Maryland. Most notable of the four letters is from George Washington's physician, James Craik. He writes from Philadelphia on April 14, 1782: "Money matters seem to be as disagreeable as ever ere, all the departments complain grievously, & the finances as much as any. Congress are reducing the pay of the staff considerably & reducing a number of the officers. Men are enlisted very slowly in this State. A great deal of party bickering still continues which certainly must greatly retard public business & render their lives very disagreeable...." Craik daily expects "something interesting from Europe & the West Indies" and complains that no trade can come into or out of the port because "the Bay is so closely watched." Dr. W. Smith writes a pair of letters from Georgetown describing inherent difficulties faced by a physician in Revolutionary wartime, mainly how to process recovered troops, and how to get compensated for medical care provided to the American army. He writes on Dec. 13, 1781: "I've a few of the Troops remaining here of the third & fourth Regt. that you requested me to receive. They have now recovered their health & I shall be glad of your directions what is to be done with them...." He follows up three weeks later, on Jan. 2, 1782, complaining that his bill has been denied payment by the colonial army ("I've charged no more than I charge in my private practice nor more than I can afford to live by...") and repeats his request as to how to dispose of the recovered troops under his care. The fourth and last letter here comes from Dr. Robert Johnston, a Pennsylvania surgeon, who writes from Annapolis regarding an inventory of items formerly belonging to the deceased Dr. James Browne. The medical inventory includes "A set of Amputating instruments" and "A small Medicine chest containing a variety of Medicines...[and] many articles of hospital furniture...which I cannot describe without having reference to the hospital books at Albany." An interesting small archive of four letters by three Revolutionary War doctors, all writing to a notable Maryland major general who would go on to serve as Maryland's governor, convening the state convention that adopted the U.S. Constitution in 1788.

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        Anthologie auf das Jahr 1782. Mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette (EGID VERELST).

      Gedrukt in der Buchdrukerei zu Tobolsko (d.i. Stuttgart, J.B.Metzler) 1782 - (8) Bll., 271 S. Auberginefarbener Lederband (um 1880) mit Rückenvergoldung und vergoldeten Deckelfileten, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe (Goedeke IV,955,23 u. V,165,28; Marcuse 35; Deneke 758; Metzler-Bibliogr. S.716). – Zweiseitig unbeschnitten, deshalb unterschiedlich breitrandig, auf Schreibpapier. Titel und unbeschnittene Ränder leicht angestaubt, Titel auf einen Steg gesetzt und im Bund mit kleinen Fehlstellen. Kopfgoldschnitt. Ein meisterlich gebundenes Exemplar auf großem Papier. G.STÄUDLIN hatte in seinem Schwäbischen Musenalmanach auf das Jahr 1782 ein Gedicht SCHILLERs abgedruckt, dieses aber eigenmächtig gekürzt und damit eine „mit jugendlichem Uebermute durchgefochtene Fehde“ (Krauß) heraufbeschworen. SCHILLER hatte schon im ersten Stück des Wirttenbergischen Repertoriums reagiert. Seine „eigentliche Antwort auf den STÄUDLIN’schen Almanach war indessen die Anthologie, in der die Mehrzahl der Beiträge aus seiner eigenen Feder stammt. Dem Entdecker der ‚herrlichen Pflanze des Genies‘ in Schwaben – also STÄUDLIN – setzte SCHILLER sein ‚Blumen aus Sibirien‘ entgegen.“ (Pfäfflin/Dambacher. Marbach, S.63f.). SCHILLER fand in J.B.METZLER einen Förderer, der ihm „mit unkaufmännischer Sympathie gegenüberstand“ (R.Wittmann. 300 Jahre J.B. Metzler, S.308) und den Verlag dieser „mit an Leichtfertigkeit grenzenden Eile“ (K. Mommsen) erstellten Sammlung übernahm. „Diese ‚wilden Producte eines jugendlichen Dilettantism‘, so SCHILLER selbst 1803, voll kühner politischer Anspielungen, erotischem Feuer, genialischer Kraft müssen auch METZLER fasziniert haben. . Das Honorar [114 Gulden werden im März 1782 ausgezahlt] liegt vergleichsweise hoch und legt den Schluß nahe, daß METZLER ‚den Verkaufswert . nicht gering einschätzte‘ [J.-U.Fechner]. Der Druck erfolgte, wie SCHILLER anerkannte, ‚sehr schön auf dem schönsten Papier‘, die Titelvignette hatte der Autor wohl selbst . in Auftrag gegeben. Der Druck scheint im Land erfolgt zu sein und somit hatte auch die Zensur ein gewichtiges Wort mitzureden. . Sieht man sich freilich an, was alles an Kühnheiten in der Anthologie genehmigt wurden, sieht man die ‚Intoleranz unserer Censur‘ in etwas anderem Licht. Trotz all des Aufsehens, das die kecke Anthologie nicht zuletzt im Herzogtum selbst erregte – ein buchhändlerischer Erfolg wurde sie nicht; METZLERs großzügiges Honorar zahlte sich kommerziell nicht aus. Bei einem Ladenpreis von 45 Kreuzern konnte nur ein geringer Teil der Auflage von etwa 800 Exemplaren abgesetzt werden.“ (Wittmann S.311f.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire naturelle, generale et particuliere (.). Supplement a l Histoire naturelle, Tome Premier - Supplement a l histoire naturelle. Tome douzieme. EA. der Ausgabe in 12° (Duodez-Ausgabe) - die Duodez-Ausgabe erschien etwas später als die Quart-Ausgabe. Nur die Supplementbände 1-12 (von 14) in 12 Bänden.

      Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1774-1782. - 3 Bll., 422 S., 3 Bll., 340, XLIV S., 3 Bll., 434 S., 3 Bll., 370, LIII S., 5 Bll., 334 S., 4 Bll., 230, XXXVIII S., 4 Bll., 573 S., 3 Bll., 416, XXXIV S., 1 Bl., VI, 504 S., 1 Bl., V, 372, XLIV S., 4 Bll., 412 S., 4 Bll., 290, XXXVIII S. Mit zus 146 Kupfertafeln (= 1 gest. Titelportrait, 2 gest. Faltkarten und 143 weitere, vereinzelt gefaltete Kupfertafeln). 12° (17 x 10,5 cm), geflammte Lederbände der Zeit auf 5 Bünden, mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 2 Rückenschildern, Stehkantenvergoldung und Marmorpapiervorsätzen. Einbände leicht berieben, bestoßen und beschabt (vereinzelt etwas stärkere Schabspuren und manchmal etwas deutlichere Stoßspuren); 2 Bände mit winziger Fehlstelle am oberen Kapital; unteres Rückenschild von Band 1 mit Fehlstelle; 3 Einbände mit geringfügigen Wurmspuren; Deckel von 2 Bänden leicht verzogen bzw. gewölbt; Vorderdeckel von Band 5 mit zahlr. winzigen Druckspuren; oberere Rückenschilder der Bände 7-12 heller, als die der Bände 1-6; Vorsätze teils leimschattig; manchmal etwas stockfleckig; Blatt S. 55/56 von Band 6 mit längerem Einriss; 12 Textblätter (S. 313-336 = der Bogen Q) von Band 3 mit Wasserfleck am Kopf; am Schluß von Band 9 mit den Spuren (Druckspuren) einer hier ehemals eingehängten Falttafel - der Band ist jedoch mit der zwischen den Seiten 228 und 229 eingehängten Karte vollständig; wahrscheinlich war am Schluß von Band 9 fälschlich die Karte der Polarregionen aus Band 10 eingehängt, die dann nachträglich an der richtigen Stelle (nach Seite 372 von Band 10) eingehängt wurde. Die Kupfer in guten Abdrucken - mit den beiden Faltkarten "Carte de la Chaine des Montagnes de Langres" (Bd. 9) und "Carte des deux Regions Polaires" (Bd. 10 - die Karte der südlichen Polarregion mit den Reiserouten von Abel Tasman 1642, Edmond Halley 1700, James Cook 1769, 1773, 1774 und 1775, Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne 1772 und Tobias Furneaux 1773 und 1774). Trotz kleinerer Mängel ein gutes, dekorativ gebundene Exemplar. Graesse I, 566 / Brunet I, 1377. FR

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         Les Liaisons dangereuses ou lettres recueillies dans une Société, & publiées pour l'instruction de quelques autres. Par M. C..... De L...

      à Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, chez Durand Neveu, 1782, 4 tomes in 12, de 248pp., 240pp., 232pp., et 256pp., reliés en 2 vol. pl. maroquin rouge, dos finement orné, double encadrement doré sur les plats avec fleurons d'angles, dentelle int., tr. dorées, (Capé). Bel exemplaire Edition originale (dite du type E) correspondant en tous points aux particularités du type E décrit par Max Brun. Un chef d'oeuvre du roman d'analyse dont Baudelaire écrira en 1855 : "Ce livre, s'il brûle, ne peut le faire qu'à la manière d'un glaçon". ¶ Max Brun, Bibliographie des éditions des Liaisons dangereuses portant le millésime 1782 (1963) p.18 - En français dans le texte n°174 "Bible du libertinage pour certains, le livre s'impose surtout comme chef-d'oeuvre du roman d'analyse, comme un des romans les plus abstraits et les plus intelligents...." - Henri Ducup de Saint-Paul, Essai bibliographique, p. 23 "Cette édition, bien qu'étant celle qui se rapproche le plus des originales n°1 et n°2 ne peut en aucune façon être confondue avec l'une d'elles".

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        Autograph Note Signed.

      Considered a pre-feminist heroine by some such as Germaine Greer, this English poet and novelist, known as "L.E.L.," published prolifically through the 1820s and '30s and was highly regarded by many, but rumors of sexual liaisons and her early death mistakenly assumed to have been poisoning tarnished her reputation. ANS, 1p (lettersheet), 3½" X 4½", n.p., n.y. Addressed to "Dear Sir" (with "W. Jerdan" penned in her hand on integral address leaf). Very good. Original faint fold lines visible. Intriguing note likely penned in the 1820s to Jerdan. Lee was first introduced to William Jerdan (1782-1869), editor of the "Literary Gazette," when only 18 years old. He published her first poem in 1820 and made her his chief reviewer -- and evidence shows she had an affair with him and bore him three children. "Could you let me have the Drury Lane ticket for tomorrow Wednesday," she writes in brown ink. "I want so very much Memoirs de Mde de Motteville... Memoires de Rochefoucould... Mde de L Fayette... I have a load of books to return." Signed with her famous acronym, "L.E.L." Lee was reportedly an incredibly voracious reader who devoured and understood everything she could get her hands on, and this rare letter to her long-time paramour lends credence to this. An outstanding example of this quite scarce literary autograph.

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        SAMMELBAND. m. 6 kl. Schriften.

       Kl.-8°. Dekorativer, marmor. HLdr.bd. d. Zt. m. Tit. (`Seltenheiten`) auf mont. Papierschi. u. reichen Verz. in Goldpräg. auf Rü., Kleisterpapierbezug u. umseit. Rotschnitt. Einbd. an den Rü.kanten etw. abgerieben; Sign. v. alter Hd. auf vord. Spiegel; erstes Titelbl. etw. fingerfl., ansonsten im Text kaum abgegriffen u. durchgeh. wenig gebräunt; hint. Spiegel gestemp. Interessanter Sammelband mit nur selten nachzuweisenden Schriften vorwiegend polemischen Inhaltes: - (V)[ELTHUSEN, Johann Caspar]. Brief an einen Minister über das patriotische Verlangen nach einer Vereinigung der drey Hauptreligionsparteyen in Deutschland. Eine Heerde und Ein Hirt. (H)[elmstedt], ohne Vlg. 1782. 28 S. (einschl. Tit.). - Holz./Boh. I, 7478. Fingierter Brief an einen ungenannten Minister, verfasst durch den Pfarrer, Theologieprofessor und Generalsuperintendenten Johann Kaspar Velthusen (1740-1814). In Helmstedt war V. ab 1778 tätig, nachdem er einem Ruf an die dortige Universität gefolgt war. Ebda. wurde er durch Karl I. Herzog v. Braunschweig zum Generalsuperintendenten ernannt, was in ermächtigte Verbesserungen im Kirchen- und Schulwesen direkt beim Herzog in Vorschlag zu bringen. (vgl. dazu Bautz XXVII, 1433-1437 u. ADB XXXIX, 597-598). - Allgemeines Glaubensbekenntniß aller Religionen. (Dem gesunden Menschenverstande gewiedmet). 1784. 4 ungez. Bll. (einschl. Tit.). - Nicht bei Holz./Boh. Überaus seltene, in den dt.sprach. Bibliotheken nicht nachweisbare Schrift, deren Zensurierung die Kirche offenbar betrieb, da Papst Pius VI. (1717-1799) mit einer Gegenschrift im selben Jahr reagierte (Damnatio, et prohibitio Libelli Germanico idiomate editi, cui titulus `Allgemeines Glaubensbekenntiss aller Religionen 1784 Dem gesunden Menschenverstande gewiedmet: Latine vero Universalis professio fidei omnium religionum 1784 sano hominis intellectui dicata`). Papst Pius VI. konnte sich auf politischem Gebiet \"im Abwehrkampf gegen die staatskirchlichen Ansprüche des aufgeklärten Absolutismus, die episkopalistischen und jansenistischen Strömungen der Zeit, gegen die Freimaurer und die Auswirkungen der Französischen Revolution nur wenig behaupten. Den staatskirchlichen Reformeifer Josephs II. ..zu dem uneingeschränkte religiöse Toleranz, die Beschneidung päpstlicher Eingriffe in die geistl. Sphäre sowie die allgemeine Unterwerfung der Kirche unter dem Staat zählte, vermochte P. selbst durch eine Reise nach Wien (1782) nicht zu mäßigen.\" (vgl. dazu Bautz VII, 667-670). - [BLUMAUER, Johann Alois]. Glaubensbekänntniss eines nach Wahrheit ringenden Mannes. Herrenhuth [d.i. Wien], o. Vlg. 1782. 29(1) S. (einschl. Tit.). - Wolfstieg 22922; Hol./Boh. II, 7541. Freimaurerisches Glaubenbekenntnis in Gedichtform (`Zwo Kraefte sind es, die die Menschen lenken`) des österreichischen Schriftstellers Alois Blumauer (1755-1798). B. schloß sich 1781 der durch Iganz von Born gegründeten Loge `Zur wahren Eintracht` an. B.s schriftstellerische Tätigkeit war äußerst vielseitig. 1785 gab er auch das `Journal für Freimaurer` heraus. (Vgl. dazu Czeike I, 403f.). - [FEZER, Johann Jakob]. Freymüthige Bemerkungen über das Verbrechen und die Strafe des Garde-Obristlieutnant Szekely. Von einem Freund der Wahrheit. Ohne Ort u. Vlg. [Wucherer] 1786. XXII S. (einschl. Tit.). - Holz./Boh. I, 5292. Fezer schrieb dieses anonyme Pamphlet im Auftrag des Verlegers Wucherer, der diesen `cause celebre` der josephinischen Rechtssprechnung, in welchem dem Gardeobristenleutnant Frhr. Ladislaus Szekely schwere Veruntreuung vorgeworfen wurde, in voller Breite publizistisch und literarisch auszuschlachten versuchte. \"...die Szekely-Broschüre Fezers (wird) eines der wichtigsten Dokumente der Oppositionsliteratur des josephinischen Jahrzehnts\" (Vgl. dazu. Bodi, Tauwetter in Wien. Ss. 283-288). - [PAULSEN, Nikolaus]. Bordelle sind in Wien nothwendig. Herr Hofrat von Sonnenfels mag dagegen auf seinem Katheder predigen, was er will. Ohne Ort [Wien], ohne Vlg. 1786. 31(1) S. (einschl. Tit.). - Nicht bei Holz./Boh. Lt. Wr. Stadtbibliothek verfasst durch Nikolaus PAULSEN. Unter Joseph II wurde Prostitution erstmals in der Rechtsgeschichte unter Strafe gestellt. In vorlieg. Schrift spricht sich der Autor gegen die Verurteilung von Freudenhäusern durch den Staatsrat Joseph v. Sonnenfels (1735-1806) aus. - [HOFFMANN, Leopold Alois]. Predigt vom Portiunkulaablaß gehalten von einem Pfarrherrn der Passauer Diöces. Hgg. v. L. A. Hoffmann. Wien u. Prag, J. F. v. Schönfeld 1782. Tit., 38 S. - Holz./Boh. VII, 8128. Von dem Schriftsteller, Aufklärer u. Freimaurer Leopold Alois Hoffmann (1760-1806) herausgegebene und wohl auch diesem zuzuschreibenden Schrift in Predigtform gegen den Portiunkulaablass, der am 2. August in Kirchen des Franziskanerordens als vollkommener Ablass gewonnen werden kann. H. wurde v.a. bekannt durch ebda. herausgegebenen `Wöchentlichen Wahrheiten für und über die Prediger in Wien`; diese Predigtkritiken zählten zu den wichtigsten Erscheinungen der österr. Aufklärungsprosa. 1791 erhielt H. einen Lehrstuhl in Wien; um diese Zeit entwickelte er sich zum fanatischen Reaktionär u. verfasste politische u. religiöse Schriften, in denen er sich gegen alle revolutionsverdächtigen Elemente wandte. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Freimaurerei, Theologie, Religion, Literatur, Freemasonry, History, Theology, Literature

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        DES ERREURS ET DE LA VERITE OU LES HOMMES RAPPELLES AU PRINCIPE UNIVERSEL DE LA SCIENCE (2 VOLUMES) et SUITE DES ERREURS ET DE LA VERITE OU LES HOMMES RAPPELLES AU PRINCIPE UNIVERSEL DE LA SCIENC

      Edimbourg Reliure plen-maroquin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs avec filet pointillé, encadrement doré sur les entres-filets, lettrage doré, double encadrement doré sur les plats, filet sur les coupes, dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, tranches jaspées. DES ERREURS ET DE LA VÉRITÉ..., 2 Volumes, Édimbourg, 1782 et 1794. 263pp, 284pp. On joint: SUITE DES ERREURS ET DE LA VÉRITÉ..., À Salomonopolis, Chez Androphile, 1784, 345pp. Trois volumes dans un état exceptionnel de fraicheur, sans cachet ou autres marques. Les trois volumes sont dans une reliure uniforme et d'une beauté exceptionnelle de facture récente.

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        Traité des arbres fruitiers, contenant leur figure, leur description, leur culture, &c. [.]. 3 volumes

      DESAINT, Paqris 1782 - PARIS, DESAINT, 1782. 3 vol. In-8° : [4]-320, [2]-338, [2]-260 pp.; 176 (sur 181 ?) h.-t. (coin manquant à 1 f. du t. III). 3 vol. In-8° : [4]-320, [2]-338, [2]-260 pp.; 176 (sur 180) h.-t. (coin manquant à 1 f. du t. III). Seconde édition parue l'a 3 volumes volumes. Reliure fin 19e s. : demi-chagrin noir, plats de papier marbré, dos à nerfs ornés de grecques dorées (coupes, coins, mors et plats légèrement frottés).

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        VOYAGES AUTOR DU MONDE, ET VERS LES DEUX POLES, PAR TERRE ETPAR MER, PENDANT LES

      Paris 1782, Moutard. Half calf over blue boards, 2 vol. set:. 432+272p., indices, French text,1 tiny worm hole first 40+p.. vol. 1, else both vols. clean, solid, 10 folding copper etc-. hed maps & plates, original binding. FIRST EDITION COMPLETE. THE FIRST EDITION OF A VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD & AMERICA ! Viscount de Pierre Marie Francois Pages, was a French explorer, he was born in Toulouse in 1748 & died in 1793 on Santo Domingo. * This is a famous and important circum-navigation work. The first volume begins with the great explorer voyage as he left France bound for the New World and arrived in [America] New Orleans in 1767, proceeded into the Red River to Natchitoches and on to Nacogdoches passing through Texas to San Antonio. He turned his travel South into Mexico, then pointed his vessel Westward thereby sailing across the great Pacific ocean through the Marianas and Philippine islands, South to the East Indies, visiting Batavia and then to Southern India. From there he continued his historic voyage up the forbidding Persian Gulf, even visiting Jerusalem. The accompanying maps & charts show these places. * The second volume focuses on his voyage in 1773-4 and now he was accompanied Kerguelen-Tremarec in their quest to find a Southern Continent.It was Kerguelen's second voyage and it ended in a disaster as the ship Rolland which lost its mast during a great storm resulting in Kerguelen being court- marshaled. It was at this time, that Page continued later by joining a Dutch whaler to Sptizbergen and the first plate shows the capture of a whale. * The second volume is mostly devoted to his voyage and search for a Southern Continent under the guidance of Kerguelen in 1773-4. It was Kerguelen's second voyage and it ended in a disaster of the ship Rolland which lost its mast during a great storm. resulting Kerguelen being court-marshaled. * BINDING, CONDITION: This work is bound in what we believe to be original gilt half calf, with gold decorations. Volume 1 has ca 3.5 cm split to the top front of hinge else solid, The small worm hole penetrates the first 49 pages, but is not objectionable and the print is easily read in spite of this, which begins from the inside cover. Volume 2 is solid, the leather firm, no cracks. Both volumes are half-leather over original blue paper-covered boards which shows the usual minor scuffing, the set is however solid and firm. The folding plates are bright, clean, without any tears, strong images, all folded as issued and printed on heavy stiff rag paper. By and large a nice set, with minor and usual flaws to the exterior. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: HOWES p.13 CLARK I:285 HILL 1285; English edition: 526-7p. Spence, 887 WAGNER SPANISH SOUTHWEST 165 STREETER TEXAS 1027 SABIN 58171 * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        Tulipes

      Paris: chez Bance et Schroth, editeurs, rue du Mail, No. 5. Beautifully hand-coloured lithograph. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. A tiny tear in the bottom right corner of the sheet. A rare lithograph of a bouquet of tulips after a painting by Pierre-Joseph Redouté. Pierre-Joseph Redouté was one of the world's great flower painters. Born into a family that had been painters for at least two generations, Redouté went to Paris in 1782 with his brother where they worked as scene painters for the Théâtre italien. Redouté painted flowers in his spare time. The search for subjects led him to the Jardin du Roi and eventually Gerard van Spaendonck who made him an assistant. While at the Jardin du Roi, Redouté came to know Charles-Louis L'Heritier, an amateur botanist and writer of independent means. He gave Redouté a full time job as an illustrator, instructing him in plant anatomy. Redouté's "functional" understanding of plants contributed greatly to the clarity of his depictions. But it was Redouté's work in stipple engraving and colour printing that was to be of the greatest importance. Stippling and the application of two or three colour inks to one plate were engraving innovations that Redouté brought to French printmaking, and which he perfected in his masterpiece Les Liliacées . Redouté's talents as a flower painter are magnificently exemplified in this stunning bouquet of tulips. Since the majority of Redouté's work was executed in stipple, this superb lithograph is a fascinating and rare print. It is not only a lovely example of early lithography but also a magnificent example of Redouté's delicate painting.

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        Collection des Moralistes Anciens.

      Didot l'Aîné et De Bure lAîné, Paris. 1782 - First edition. 12mo. Eight volumes only, from a series of sixteen which was issued piecemeal and is now most often found in incomplete form. The British Library, for instance, has only eleven of the volumes. Period uniform bindings of full calf with gilt decorations to spine and cover edges, gilt rules, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, leather spine labels. Discours préliminaire pour servir d'introduction à la morale de Séneque par M. N[aigeon]. 149 pages.Morale de Séneque extraite de ses oeuvres. Two volumes. pp 176; 184.Les entretiens mémorables de Socrate, traduits du gréc de Xenophon par M. Levesque. Two volumes. pp 202; 234.Caractères de Théophraste, et pensées morales de Ménandre, traduits par M. Levesque. 153 pages.Pensées morales d'Isocrate, extraites de ses oeuvres, et traduites par M. l'Abbé Auger. 144 pages.Pensées morales de Cicéron, recueillies et traduites par M. Levesque. 187 pages.Jacques-André Naigeon (1738-1810) was an atheist philosopher and one of Diderot's encyclopédistes. His Memoires historiques et philosophiques, sur la vie et les ouvrages de Denis Diderot appeared in 1821.One volume bears the engraved bookplate of M. Saulot de Bospin, Fermier Général. All but one of the volumes has a small leather ex libris with the initials JCD.Some very light wear to corners. Near fine. A very bright and attractive group. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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, (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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] 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. binding en plein papier à la cuve, spine lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin noir, binding 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. (4) 22pl. ; (6) 23pl. ; (4) 36pl. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bibliothek der neuesten Reisebeschreibungen. Fünftes Bändchen. Band 5.

      Christoph Weigel und Schneider, Nürnberg 1782 - Vorliegende überarbeitete, gekürzte und ergänzte Ausgabe beruht auf der von Dohm herausgegebenen Ausgabe: Engelbert Kaempfers Geschichte und Beschreibung von Japan, Lemgo, 1777 und 1779. Die Ergänzungen beruhen auf den in Breslau herausgekommenen kritischen und philosophischen Bemerkungen über Japan und die Japaner. Mit 7 ausklappbaren Kupferkarten. 8°, ca. 19,2 x 11,4 cm, 7 Bl., 350 S., 1 Bl. Verlagsanzeige, roter Farbschnitt, Original-Halblederband. Inhalt: Reise von Batavia über Siam nach Japan / Geographie, Naturgeschichte und Einwohner von Japan / Politische Verfassung des japanischen Reichs / Von der Religionsverfassung und den verschiedenen Sekten in Japan / Beschreibung von Nangasacki / Vom Handel der Ausländer nach Japan, und besonders von der Verfassung der Holländer / Allgemeine Reisenachrichten von Japan / Erste Reise des Verfassers nach Jedo und wieder zurück / Zweite Hofreise. Tafel I: Schwimmende Dörfer, oder bewohnte Kähne der Siamer / Tafel II: die zwei Höfe des Berklams Tempel / Tafel III: eine Mia oder Sintos Tempel / Tafel IV: der Tempel des Tensjo Daisin zu Isje (nur zur Hälfte erhalten) / Tafel V: Aufzug der Holländischen Gesandschaft / Tafel VI: Prospect vom Schloß, Stadt und Hafen Muru / Tafel VII: der (kaiserliche) Audienzsaal. Lang: deutsch 1100 g. Einband berieben und bestoßen, Name auf Titel, Tafel IV nur zur Hälfte vorhanden, sonst gut erhalten

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        The Complete British Family Bible : Being A New, Clear, Full and Universal Exposition and Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. Containing the Sacred Text of the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocrypha, at large. Illustrated with Notes and Annotations ..

      London: Alex. Hogg, 1782. Paperback. A Good Binding Copy Only. Thick folio (14-13/16 inches [37.5] tall), printed in double columns, pp. unpaginated (980), 81 (of 82) leaves of plates consisting of full-page engraved illustrations, two frontispieces (Apocrypha and New Testament), maps and city birds-eye-views. Volume lacking both covers, general frontis, dedication and catalogue page, original calf backstrip still present. Text block broken in half at p. 310, second leaf of subscribers list is loose, but present, some water stains found variably throughout, mild cockling to fore-edge, offset to some engraving's adjoining leaves, three old paper repairs noted, one stray pen mark to title page. No Date given. Pub-date of 1782 taken from a dated, engraved plate titled "II Samuel, Chap. XI. Ver. 26" and also meets terminal signing as called for in Herbert. With no date present on title page, it is possible that this copy is an earlier state of the first printing, issued prior to the missing date being noticed and added. A lavishly illustrated and uncommon printing of the Bible. OCLC shows this edition held in just five institutional collections. Ref. Herbert, p. 296, OCLC accessed 11/15.

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        Theorie und Praxis der Assecuranzen,. aus dem Englischen übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen vermehrt von Johann Andreas Engelbrecht. 3 Bde.

      Lübeck, Chr. G. Donatius 1782 - 1791. 4to. Zus. etwa 1300 S. Etwas spätere schlichte Pappbände. Erste deutsche Ausgabe.- Humpert 7211; Rotermund I, 115, Schröder II, 192, 16 u. Hamberger/Meusel II, 209 (für Engelbrecht).- Umfangreiches lexikalisches Handbuch des Versicherungswesens im Seehandel. Dem alphabetischen Teil vorangestellt ist die Vorläufige Abhandlung in welcher die großen Unordnungen die bey den Assecuranzen vorgeben angezeiget, ihre Hauptursachen aufgedeckt und Mittel zu ihrer Vorbeugung ... vorgeschlagen werden\". Der dritte Band, den Engelbrecht verfaßte, erschien auch unter dem Titel: Die Assekuranzwissenschaft systematisch bearbeitet. Nebst einer Sammlung alter und neuer Seerechte und dahin gehörigen Verordnungen. Erste und zweite Abteilung (alles Erschienene),- Engelbrecht war seit 1782 Dispacheur der Stadt Bremen, veröffentlichte zahlreiche Schriften nicht nur zum Versicherungsrecht und besaß eine vortreffliche Bibliothek (vgl. Rotermund, Bremische Gelehrte und Schröder, Hamburgische Schriftsteller.- Einbände etwas berieben und bestoßen, Besitzvermerk auf Vorsatz. Bd 1 Titel mit kleinem Prägestempel, gering gebräunt und teilweise leicht stockfleckig, sonst ganz vereinzelt gering fleckig, wenige Blatt etwas unsauber beschnitten. Bd 3 verheftet: VI, 1-98, 1- 172, 99 - 195, 173 - 382 statt VI,195,382. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Varia

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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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        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

      Philadelphia, 1782. Tall folio. Antique three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Text evenly toned, scattered foxing, occasional bit of dampstaining. Leaf Gg has a long closed tear in the lower margin, not costing any text. Very good. Untrimmed. This copy bears the ownership signature of Richard Willing on the titlepage. Willing, of Chester County, was a member of the Supreme Executive Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1788 to 1790. 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 to be printed. Rare.

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        (Atlas Minor).

      Augsburg, Joh. Michael Probst, 1782/1797. Mit 38 altkolorierten Landkarten in Kupferstich. Halbleder. Sammelband der sehr seltenen kleinen Karten v. Joh. Michael Probst, gest. v. Joh. Georg u. Konrad Probst. Ohne Titelblatt. Einige der doppelblattgroßen (18 x 27 cm) Karten knapprandig. Weltkarte mit gel. Stempel, 2 Karten mit Fleck, sonst sehr sauber. Einfacher Einband. Enthält Weltkarte, Asien, Afrika, Amerika (2), Deutschland (8), Polen (3) sowie Karten aus allen europäischen Ländern. Versand D: 9,00 EUR Atlanten Atlas Geographie Probst Weltkarte Landkarten

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        Tax on Post Horses.

      London 1782 - Broadside. large oblong folio, fine sepia tinted Aquatint illustration by Paul Sandby, printed one side as issue3d. A Satire on the Tax on Horses introduced in June 1782 by William Pitt to produce funds to assist the War in America. BM. No. 6152

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        Der Fraenkische Kreis von F.L. Güssefeld Nürnberg bey denen Homaennischen Erben 1782. Mit Röm. Kays. Allergn. Freyheit. - I.N. Schmidt fc.':.

      - Altkolorierter Kupferstich n. Franz Ludwig Güssefeld b. Homann Erben in Nürnberg, dat. 1782, 46 x 55,5 Höhn S. 99 u. 113 u. Abb. 45. - Zeigt den Fränkischen Kreis. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Unten rechts Erklärungen. - Die Karte mit zusätzlicher Titelkopfleiste. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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

      Paris, 1782. 43 x 28 cm. 2 Bl., VIII, 217 S. Mit 15 doppelblattgr. Kupferplänen, 9 gefalt. Kupferkarten, 5 gestoch. Textabbildungen und 2 gestoch. Schlußvignetten. Mod. Pp. mit Rsch. Graesse I, 317. - Geschichte und Dokumentation des französischen Krieges gegen die Niederlande und ihre Verbündeten. Mit Plänen von Arnheim, Dürkheim, Mülhausen, Rees, Sinsheim u.a., Karten der Niederlande, Elsaß, Süddeutschland sowie eine Rheinlaufkarte von Basel bis Mainz in 6 mehrfach gefalteten Blättern. Diese seltene Riesenkarte besteht aus \"6 Bögen unterschiedlichen Formats (Höhe je ca. 60 cm), deren treppenartig versetzte Lage keine gradlinige Begrenzung (in der West-Ost-Ausdehnung) ergibt\" (Stopp-Langel Go 104, 1-6 und S. 120). - Die klappbaren Teile nicht ausgeschnitten und montiert, sondern als volle Druckbögen miteingebunden. - Teils minimalst fleckig. Breitrandiges, sehr sauberes Exemplar! Komplett selten! Versand D: 6,00 EUR Gesch./Politik, Deutschland, Frankreich, Krieg , Niederlande

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        Op. 9]. Six Sonates Pour Violons dediés A Son Excellence Monseigneur le Comte Oginsky. Œuvre [9]. Nota de la Premier [!Premiere] et la Sixieme Sonate le premier Violon doit être Accordé Suivant l'accord qui est indiqué a la tête de ces deux Sonates. Prix 9 livres. [Score]

      Sieber [without PN] [1782-1785], Paris - First Edition. BUC p. 627. Hirsch III, 374. RISM L2793 (3 copies only in the U.S., at the University of Michigan, San Francisco State University, and the New York Public Library). The catalogue to p. [1] is identical with Johansson facs. 111 (1782), which, according to Johansson, p. 149, was used until 1785."Lolli had little if any formal training in composition. his works compare favourably with those of many other 18th- century violinist composers who, regardless of talent, were expected to provide their own repertory. The Six sonates pour violons op.9 (c1785) are of special interest, both in style and in technique. Their harmonic structure and design show his growing awareness of the Classical style. One finds passages for the G string only, examples of scordatura (nos. l and 6), harmonics, daring leaps and changes of register and cadenza-like interpolations." Albert Mell in Grove Music Online. Folio. Modern red marbled boards with dark red morocco label to spine with titling gilt. 1f. (title), [1] (publisher's catalogue), 2-37, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Publisher's signature to lower right corner of title.Somewhat worn, browned and soiled; stains to title; final leaf stained and slightly dampstained at lower right corner; pages [1]-2 frayed at outer margin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Die heilige Schrift neuen Testaments nach Luthers Uebersetzung mit Anmerkungen von Georg Friedrich Seiler.

      Erlangen, Expedition der Bibelanstalt, 1782. - circa 18,4 x 11,5 cm. Titel, 678 SS., 4 Bll., 18 Kupfertafeln in Rotdruck Leder d. Zt. mit reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung und schönen Kattunpapier-Vorsätzen Vgl. Thanner 221 ff. - Das Neue Testament aus Seilers Bibelwerk mit den schönen Kupfern u. a. von Schellenberg. " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A.L.S. to John Brown ("Care of Governor Hancock, Boston").

      Crawford was a Philadelphia merchant and in this letter to a corresponding merchant in Boston, he begins by discussing an insurance matter that requires Brown's attention. Then he writes:nothing new since my last, except Capt. Barney in the ship Hyder Aly taking the King ship Monk of 10 nine pounders, in an action of 30 minutes. The Hyder Aly mounted 6 nines & 10 sixes, there never was more execution done by the same force in the same time. The Monk had every officer except two, killed or wounded, amongst the latter was the Capt. She had in all 21 kill'd & 32 wounded. The Hyder Aly had 4 kill'd & 11 wounded, from such slaughter no doubt you'd conclude one of them boarded, but it was not the case, a fair action within pistol shot.Although the land battles of the American Revolution had ended with the surrender at Yorktown, sea battles continued until receipt of the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The account above refers to Comm. Joshua Barney's capture on 8 April off Cape May, NJ, of the sloop of war General Monk. In a wonderful twist of fate, the intrepid Barney had only arrived in Philadelphia in March -- having been occupied since the previous May with his escape, recapture, and second escape from Portsmouth prison! into which stronghold he had been clapped by the British for his previous maritime (infr)actions.Having, then, been given command of the Hyder Ally (a.k.a., Hyder Ali) only a few weeks previously, and having been charged with clearing the Delaware River and Bay of privateers, Barney had met the General Monk while pursuing that task -- and, in a Revolutionary War naval action eclipsed only by that of the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis, took on and thoroughly defeated a King's ship of superior firepower in a bloody, 26-minute battle.Following this capture of the General Monk, Congress voted Barney a sword for his gallantry and offered him command of his prize after renaming her General Washington. In November, 1782, he was ordered to sail to France in the Washington with dispatches for Benjamin Franklin who was negotiating the Treaty of Paris. He returned with news of the signing of the preliminary peace treaty and with money from the French.=> Barney was an American Hornblower!

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        G.

      N. Pommersches Museum. 1-4. Rostock, Adlerschen Officin, 1782-90. 4to. (8),+ 174; (2),+ 175-286, 271-290, 307-348; (2),+ 349-500; (4),+ 501-586,+ XLIV,+ (22) pp. Foxing and some spotting. The mispagination in part two is corrected with ink. Contemporary marbled paper boards, the spine with the title in ink, red edges. From the von Dycke Losentitzer Fideicommiss and from Victor von Stedingk, with resp. book plate. Spruth p. 215 for part one. Setterwall 7570. With the 44 pages with Addenda from part 1-3 bound at the end. Partly printed on yellow paper. All published of this periodical which contains a rich collection of letters, reviews and articles concerning Pomerania and Swedish-Pomerania. The first part contains a long chapter on "Münzgerechtigkeit und Münzen" and part three with letters from a "Geographische Reise durch Pommern".Christopher Gottfried Nicolaus Gesterding (1740-1802) was a jurist and historian from Greifswald. He published three periodicals, with valuable collections of texts and documents to the history of Pomerania: "Pommersches Magazin" 1774-82, "Pommersches Museum" 1782-90, and "Pommersche Mannigfaltigkeiten", 1796. The von Dycke-Losentitzer fideikommiss was probably created by the Swedish general Moritz von Dycke (1737-1822), who inherited Losentitz in Rügen from his father, or by his son, Otto von Dycke (1791-1858)

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        First and Second Views of Pyrmont in the Principality of Waldeck

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

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        Anthologie auf das Jahr 1782.

      Gedruckt in der Buchdrukerei zu Tobolsko o J [d i Stuttgart Metzler für den Herausgeber im Februar ] 1782 - 8°. 8 Bll., 271 Ss. Mit gest. Titelvignette von Egid Verhelst. Weinroter Chagrinlederband d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung (stilisierte Lilie auf 5 Feldern und Titel), breiter vergold. ornamentaler Bordüre mit vergold. Mittelstück über beide Deckel (Remboitage). Goedeke V, 165, 28. ? Marcuse 35. ? Kat. Marbach 82: »Schillers [?] Antwort auf den Stäudlin?schen Almanach [Schwäbischer Musenalmanach. Auf das Jahr 1782] in der die Mehrzahl der Beiträge aus seiner eigenen Feder stammt. [?]« ? Erste Ausgabe dieser Sammlung. ? Etwa sieben Monate vor der Flucht des Regimentsarztes, Friedrich Schiller aus Württemberg, erschienen. Die Sammlung kennzeichnet den Beginn seiner literarischen Karriere. Enthält die erste gedruckte Lyriksammlung des 22jährigen Friedrich Schiller (nach Marcuse 19 nach Goedeke 21 Beiträge), darunter den Liebeszyklus der »Laura-Oden« sowie die Gedichte »Meine Blumen«, »An die Sonne«, »Gruppe aus dem Tartarus«, »Die Kindsmörderin« u. a. ? Ferner Gedichte von J. C. F. Haug, F. W. von Hoven, L. Schubart, C. F. D. Schubart, J. W. Petersen u. a. ? Die Auflage betrug etwa 800 Exemplare von denen 1798 ein größerer Teil als Titelauflage unter Nennung des Herausgebers Schillers u. mit einem Vorwort des Verlegers neu herausgegeben wurde. ? S. 2 verso im Bundsteg unauffällig alt mit Papier ausgebessert, keine Textbeeinträchtigung. Gest. Wappenexlibris, gekrönter Adler mit gekreuzten Hammern. ? Sauberes, nur stellenw. gering fleckiges bzw. leicht gebräuntes Exemplar. ? Das Buch wurde in einen alten Einband eingehängt, die Rückenbeschriftung erfolgte nachträglich. 1.000 g gr. Einband mit besonderer Ausstattung [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les plaisirs de l'amour ou recueil de contes, histoires & poèmes galans.

      (Paris), Apollon au Mont-Parnasse 1782.. 3 Bde. kl.-8°. 2 Bll., 143; 3 Bll., 140; 1 Bl., 142 S. Mit gest. Frontisp. u. 17 Kupfertaf. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg. Exlibris d. Bibliothek v. Comte Nicolas d'Eszterhazy in allen 3 Bdn. Rü. tlw. berieb. Sander 1568; Weller II, 218; Cohen/R. 806

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        LAWS ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE STATE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, WHICH COMMENCED AT JACKSONBURGH, ON TUESDAY, THE EIGHTH DAY OF JANUARY, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-TWO.TO WEDNESDAY, THE TWENTY-SIXTH DAY OF FEBRUARY, IN THE SAID YEAR [caption title].

      [Parker's Ferry or Jacksonburgh, S.C.? Nathan Childs or David Rogers? 1782]. - 29pp. Folio. Antique-style three quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt, leather label. Short repaired tear, and contemporary ownership signature, on initial leaf, minor staining and spotting to first few leaves, light foxing. Very good. A rare Revolutionary South Carolina imprint recording the acts passed in the January/February session of the South Carolina General Assembly in 1782. It was surmised by Evans to have been printed in Charleston by Ann Timothy, but given that the British did not evacuate the city until December 1782 it is more likely that, as Gould and Morgan suggest, the work may have been printed by Nathan Childs at Parker's Ferry or by David Rogers at Jacksonsburgh, or that it may have been printed outside South Carolina. ESTC records two copies, at the John Carter Brown Library and New York Public, with one additional copy in OCLC, at the South Carolina State Library. EVANS 17724. GOULD & MORGAN 632. SABIN 87632. ESTC W30623. OCLC 234316369.

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        LAWS ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE STATE OF SOUTH-CAROLINA, WHICH COMMENCED AT JACKSONBURGH, ON TUESDAY, THE EIGHTH DAY OF JANUARY, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-TWO...TO WEDNESDAY, THE TWENTY-SIXTH DAY OF FEBRUARY, IN THE SAID YEAR [caption title]

      [Parker's Ferry or Jacksonburgh, S.C.? Nathan Childs or David Rogers? 1782].. 29pp. Folio. Antique-style three quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt, leather label. Short repaired tear, and contemporary ownership signature, on initial leaf, minor staining and spotting to first few leaves, light foxing. Very good. A rare Revolutionary South Carolina imprint recording the acts passed in the January/February session of the South Carolina General Assembly in 1782. It was surmised by Evans to have been printed in Charleston by Ann Timothy, but given that the British did not evacuate the city until December 1782 it is more likely that, as Gould and Morgan suggest, the work may have been printed by Nathan Childs at Parker's Ferry or by David Rogers at Jacksonsburgh, or that it may have been printed outside South Carolina. ESTC records two copies, at the John Carter Brown Library and New York Public, with one additional copy in OCLC, at the South Carolina State Library. EVANS 17724. GOULD & MORGAN 632. SABIN 87632. ESTC W30623. OCLC 234316369.

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        A.L.S. to John Brown ("Care of Governor Hancock, Boston").

      Philadelphia Small 4to (9" x 7.5'). 1 p., with integral address leaf.. 16 April 1782 Crawford was a Philadelphia merchant and in this letter to a corresponding merchant in Boston, he begins by discussing an insurance matter that requires Brown's attention. Then he writes: nothing new since my last, except Capt. Barney in the ship Hyder Aly taking the King ship Monk of 10 nine pounders, in an action of 30 minutes. The Hyder Aly mounted 6 nines & 10 sixes, there never was more execution done by the same force in the same time. The Monk had every officer except two, killed or wounded, amongst the latter was the Capt. She had in all 21 kill'd & 32 wounded. The Hyder Aly had 4 kill'd & 11 wounded, from such slaughter no doubt you'd conclude one of them boarded, but it was not the case, a fair action within pistol shot. Although the land battles of the American Revolution had ended with the surrender at Yorktown, sea battles continued until receipt of the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The account above refers to Comm. Joshua Barney's capture on 8 April off Cape May, NJ, of the sloop of war General Monk. In a wonderful twist of fate, the intrepid Barney had only arrived in Philadelphia in March — having been occupied since the previous May with his escape, recapture, and second escape from Portsmouth prison! into which stronghold he had been clapped by the British for his previous maritime (infr)actions. Having, then, been given command of the Hyder Ally (a.k.a., Hyder Ali) only a few weeks previously, and having been charged with clearing the Delaware River and Bay of privateers, Barney had met the General Monk while pursuing that task — and, in a Revolutionary War naval action eclipsed only by that of the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis, took on and thoroughly defeated a King's ship of superior firepower in a bloody, 26-minute battle. Following this capture of the General Monk, Congress voted Barney a sword for his gallantry and offered him command of his prize after renaming her General Washington. In November, 1782, he was ordered to sail to France in the Washington with dispatches for Benjamin Franklin who was negotiating the Treaty of Paris. He returned with news of the signing of the preliminary peace treaty and with money from the French. => Barney was an American Hornblower! Very good condition. Small blank portion of the integral address leaf torn with loss where the sealing wax was attached. Old dealer's (Sessler's) coding in pencil at base of letter.

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