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        MEMORIE SOPRA IL LAGO DI SESTO, E DI BIENTINA. Raccolte e compilate dallo Sp.le Gio.Attilio Arnolfini per l'Ill.ma Deputazione de Nove Sp.Cittadini eletti dall'Ecc.mo Consiglio per l'Esame del Progetto del nuovo Ozzeri, 1779 / APOLOGIA DEL PROGETTO DEL NUOVO OZZERI CONTRO LE OSSERVAZIONI, E RIFLESSIONI DI ALCUNI INTERESSATI DI GIO.ATTILIO ARNOLFINI.

      Due interessantissimi documenti manoscritti in bella copia. Il testo dell'Arnolfini è in formato cm.34x23 e consta di 135 carte, così articolate: una carta bianca; quattro contenenti il frontespizio, l'elenco dei Cittadini Deputati, l'intestazione e la prefazione; 96 carte compilate per 191 pagine numerate; 34 carte bianche. Buona legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida, con tassello con titoli in oro al dorso. Tagli spruzzati. Testo in in ottima grafia, assai ben consultabile, compilato su 26 righe per pagina. Allegata una carta a stampa in formato cm.49x75,5 (incisione di Bartolomeo Nerici su disegno di Michele Flosi), raffigurante la "Mappa delle Campagne, Laghi, Paludi Lucchesi e Toscane dall'Arno presso Montecchio, e S.Giovanni alla Vena fino al Litorale di Viareggio, coll'indicazione della Linea d'un Nuovo Canale, da nominarsi il Nuovo Ozzeri", con acquarellatura a mano coeva. In fine al testo (pg.191) è applicata una ulteriore carta a stampa, in formato cm.30,5x42, raffigurante il sistema idraultico della Lucchesia, con i laghi di Sesto e di Massaciuccoli e il Fiume Serchio. Ambedue le carte, allegate a titolo esplicativo del testo, sono tratte dall'Opera "Piano di operazioni idrauliche per ottenere la massima depressione del lago di Sesto o sia di Bientina" di Leonardo Ximenes (Lucca, presso Francesco Bonsignori, 1782). Con tassello di proprietà "Lelio Ignazio Di Poggio". Il secondo manoscritto è opera di Eustachio Zanotti. In formato cm.29,6x20,3. consta di quattro carte non numerate, con frontespizio e "Avviso al Lettore", 200 pagine numerate, compilate in ottima grafia su 27 righe per pagina, 11 pagine numerate di "Appendice" e 11 carte bianche. Legatura coeva in gradevole cartoncino decorato a colori. Tagli spruzzati. Prima del frontespizio è allegata una carta, con compilazione manoscritta al recto e al verso, contenente alcune notazioni riferite al testo. Ambedue i volumi in ottime condizioni di conservazione, su carta greve. Giovanni Attilio Arnolfini (Lucca, 15 ottobre 1733 ?" 21 novembre 1791), idrologo e scrittore, compì gli studi di teologia e giurisprudenza a Roma, per poi divenire magistrato, nel 1761 e in seguito sopraintendente alle acque della Repubblica di Lucca. Di lui parla in termini estremamente lusinghieri il celebre astronomo G.Girolamo De la Lande (1732 - 1807), che a seguito di una visita a Lucca ricorda testualmente: "Par mi le personnes distinguées que j'ai connues, je dois citer M.Jean Attilio Arnolfini, préposé à l'inspection des eaux et des canaux; on ne pourroit trouver dans le plus grandes capitales un homme plus instruit dans les sciences mathématiques et plus exercé dans les arts de gout, tels que la musique.......". (Cfr. Sforza "Ricordi e Biografie lucchesi", pg.XXXIII). Oltre ai suoi molteplici lavori idrologici nel territorio lucchese, si occupò di analoghe questioni per il fiume Reno, su incarico di Papa Pio VI, a Terranova e compì apprezzate consulenze presso molte corti europee. Eustachio Zanotti (Bologna, 27 novembre 1709 ?" Bologna, 15 maggio 1782), astronomo e ingegnere idraulico, fu Segretario dell'Istituto delle Scienze di Bologna, membro delle Accademie di Berlino, Londra, Napoli, Padova e Kassel e Socio dell'Accademia dei Quaranta. Si devono a lui importanti studi sulle comete, sulle eclissi solari e lunari, sulle aurore boreali, oltre al restauro nel 1776 della meridiana della basilica di San Petronio a Bologna. Si tratta di due fondamentali documenti per la ultrasecolare storia delle bonifiche del territorio compreso tra il Lago di Bientina o Sesto e il Mar Tirreno. Questo un sunto della complessa vicenda, tratta dal sito dell'Archivio di Stato di Lucca: "Le frequentissime inondazioni delle acque che si raccoglievano nel bacino di Sesto o di Bientina, ed il loro continuo allargarsi a danno dei terreni lucchesi e pisani, per causa dell'inalzamento dei letti del Serchio e dell'Arno, fecero in più tempi pensare a nuovi partiti per ottenerne lo scolo. Fino dal 1669 l'ingegnere Ciaccheri ideò di sgorgare le acque mediante una botte sott'Arno, e questo concetto fu ripetuto dal matematico Perelli, sul principio del secolo passato. Nel 1768 essendo accaduto un più vasto e prolungato allagamento, il Granduca Pietro Leopoldo si propose di eseguire quel lavoro, a cui ben volentieri consentì la Repubblica [di Lucca], che avrebbe anche concorso ad una parte proporzionata della spesa. Ma furono tante le opposizioni che fecero a ciò i proprietari della pianura pisana, che dichiararono non voler ricevere sopra le loro terre una mole d'acque non proprie, che si mise da parte quel disegno. Risorsero di lì a poco (1772) le solite querele e proteste del Governo Toscano per il passaggio delle acque del Serchio nel Lago di Sesto. Fu allora che in Lucca si presero a studiare nuovi rimedi; e Gio. Attilio Arnolfini, dopo molte indagini, venne in pensiero di costruire un nuovo canale che dal Lago conducesse le acque traverso la pianura lucchese, seguendo presso a poco la direzione dell'Ozzeri; ma che invece di versare nel Serchio, lo avrebbe traversato sotterra mediante una botte, e quindi, passato il colle di Balbano per mezzo di una galleria, avrebbe fatto capo direttamente nel mare. Fino dal 30 Dicembre del 1768, il Consiglio Generale aveva fatto decreto che l'Offizio sopra i Paduli di Sesto e quello sopra l'Ozzeri e Rogio, operando unitamente, dovessero trattare col Governo di Firenze per dare uno stabile e reale scolo alle nostre campagne. Questa deputazione, rinnovata e prorogata più volte, anche aggiungendo ai membri dei due Offizi altri cittadini, dette conclusione ai suoi lavori mediante una lunga relazione, sottoscritta il 5 Marzo 1782, la quale fu letta pochi giorni dopo nel Consiglio Generale. Con questa si consigliava la esecuzione del Nuovo Ozzeri, il piano del quale di presentava come opera dell'idraulico Ximenes, approvato, e, solamente in poche cose secondarie, modificato dal Boscovich e da Eustachio Zanotti. Gio. Attilio Arnolfini, a cui si

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        Naturgeschichte der Fische

      Stampa da matrice incisa su rame in coloritura a mano coeva. Stato di conservazione ottimo, freschissima inchiostratura. Esemplare in cornice. La stampa è tratta dai tre volumi dedicati ai pesci tedeschi editi a Berlino dal Bloch tra 1782 e 1784, facenti parte della più ampia opera "Allgemeine Natur - geschichte der Fische", pubblicata in 12 volumi tra 1782 e 1795.

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        König Salomons Urteil.

      . Aquatinta in Braun, 1782, nach einer Zeichnung von Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533), auf festem Bütten, verso mit dem Künstlerzeichen (Lugt 2725). 27,2:21,4 cm. Radiert von Ploos' Werkstattgehilfen Cornelis Brouwer (tätig zwischen 1781-1802). Provenienz: Sammlung Thomas Graf, Berlin, Lugt Suppl. 1092b. Literatur: Wurzbach und Laurentius/Niemeijer 34, VI (von VI). Publiziert 1782.. Ploos van Amstel gelang es um 1758 nach zahlreichen und langwierigen graphischen Versuchen, Zeichnungen täuschend ähnlich zu reproduzieren. Die Vorlage zum vorliegenden Blatt von H. Averkamp (1585 - nach 1663) befindet sich heute in der Teyler-Stiftung in Haarlem.

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        Les plaisirs de l'amour ou recueil de contes, histoires & poemes 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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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM GEN. JOHN GLOVER TO GEORGE WASHINGTON, CONCERNING GLOVER'S HEALTH, TOGETHER WITH LETTER, SIGNED BY GEORGE WASHINGTON, REPLYING TO GLOVER]

      Marblehead, Ma. June 18, 1782.. [4]pp. [with Washington's reply]: Headquarters, Newburgh, N.Y. July 10, 1782. [2]pp. plus integral docketing leaf. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Light wear and soiling. Very good. General John Glover writes to his commanding office, George Washington, shortly before Glover retired from the Continental Army, explaining to Washington the precarious situation of his health and requesting removal from active duty. Washington's reply, in a letter, signed, accompanies Glover's request. John Glover (1732-97) was a merchant and patriot from Massachusetts who served in the local militia and commanded a regiment in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Among his other feats, he helped outfit privateers and commanded the regiment that sailed Washington across the Delaware River. Washington clearly thought a great deal of his abilities, as after he retired from the army at the end of 1776 in order to put his personal affairs back in order, Washington wrote him a personal letter asking that he resume a command, which he did in mid- 1777. He returned to Massachusetts in 1782 in poor health, retiring from service for good in July that year. Glover writes here of his deteriorating health, asking Washington to alleviate his duties and expounding upon his health troubles, saying he will comply with any orders sent to him as allowed by his health, which: "...at present is very much impaired & exceedingly precarious (God alone knows how long it may continue so) as my want of sleep, night sweats, & violent evacuations urin, reather [sic] increases as the warm weather comes on, that otherwise. I have for some time been under a course of ye bark & am now trying the cold bath, but as yet have not seen any benefitt from either, however, am incouraged by my physicians, who are sanguine in their opinion, that a steady cours strickly adheard [sic] to, & perseveard in, will in time help me, taking particular care to avoid all violent heats & colds, with using very moderate exercise, such as riding a five miles morning & evening in a chase (it gives me great pain to ride on horse back) and keeping my mind intirely calm & easy - the latter I find will be very difficult to effect, as my absence from camp, at this stage of ye campaign wile belonging to ye army is very disagreeable to me, and often produces many very anxious moments, least it should be [construed] into a neglect of duty, or partial indulgence; to prevent which or any other kind of censure, as well as to free the public from unnecessary expence of full pay to officers, who are not able to do duty." He proceeds to ask Washington to plead his case with the Continental Congress, saying, "as from my very debilitated state of health, added to that the advance stage of Life which I am arrived to, being a few months of fifty years of age; there is not the least probability in nature of my being ever able to do the duty of a soldier again; and in the situation to be continued on the list, and to be intitled to receive full pay, wile some other gentleman must do my duty is a consideration which wounds my feeling as a soldier exceedingly." Glover's letter, being his retained copy, is accompanied by the reply from Washington. It is written in a secretarial hand though signed by the general. Washington's response, written from his headquarters at Newburgh on July 10, reads: "Sir, I have received your letter of the 18th June, with the enclosed certificate. Agreeably to your request I have forwarded a copy of your letter, with corroborating evidence of the physicians, to the Secretary of War, and recommended a compliance with your desire. That you may soon be restored to your former state of health is the sincere wish of, Sir, your very humble servant, G. Washington."

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        The Political Magazine, and Parliamentary, Naval, Military, and Literary Journal, for the year M,DCC,LXXXII. Volume III

      J. Bew 1782 - thick 8vo [1],776 p. + separately published index. 22 fold. maps, 3 fold. plates Qtr. calf, marbled paper sides, red lettering piece. Hinges worn but sound, text fanned. Bold signature in ink on title of George Oldbury, probably the Shropshire worthy of Eardington in the parish of Quatford, gentleman. The late David Jolly in his useful compilation, Maps in British Periodicals: Part I, devoted three pages of remarks describing the Political Magazine and the attitude of its three publishers. "Political Magazine differs somewhat from the other more general monthlies included here. As its name implies, it tended to focus on political affairs, and especially military and naval matters. As a consequence, many maps of military engagements or theaters of war appear. It is fortunate that Political Magazine began publishing maps by the dozens in the 1780s, just as the other periodicals seemed to loose enthusiasm for maps. Maps were an integral part of Political Magazine, and the thinking of its publisher, from the very beginning." He later went on to say, "Though published for just a little over a decade, Political Magazine is a mine of historical information, albeit somewhat biased. Sabin called it 'A Tory magazine, in opposition to Almon's Remembrancer.' Indeed, the pages are so full of sensational accounts of supposed indignities inflicted upon American Loyalists that it is difficult to concentrate upon recording the maps. Though thrashing through this thicket of typical Tory twaddle tends to dull the senses, one's attention is occasionally seized by the outlandish slanders Bew [the first publisher] reserved for the British commanders in America, whom he regarded as worthless idlers and cowards at best, and as traitors at worst.".Maps in Volume 3 begin with one of Antigua, Rochefort, Mexico, horbours of Port Royal and Kingston, in Jamaica, island of St. Christophers, the Catagatte and the Baltic Sea, Province of Massachusetts Bay and the Colony of Rhode Island, Kingdom of Ireland, Leeward Islands, two maps of coast of Coromandel (in India), Martinico, Dominico, Guardalupe, St. Christophers naval battle, Plymouth Sound, Province of Canada, Vlieland, Schelling, Ameland and Dutch coast up to Amsterdam, Harbour of Portsmouth, battle at sea between Adm. Rodney and the French, Straits of Gibraltar, harbour of Corke and Harbour of Boston, Hudson's Bay, and Ceylon and part of Coromandel. In addition are three folding views, two of Gibralter and one of Naples with Vesuvius erupting. Some maps have short fold tears or misfolding, Text lightly browned. Because of the value of the maps, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find these periodical volumes complete. Even English dealers say this is rare complete. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Johanneskirche in Niederlahnstein, im Hintergrund Kapelle und Stolzenfels.

      - Bleistift, auf gelblichem Velin, rechts unten Nachlaßstempel. 23,2:28,8 cm. Sohn des Koblenzer Architekten Ferdinand Jakob Nebel (1782-1860) und nach einer Ausbildung an der Bauschule in Karlsruhe ebenfalls als Architekt tätig. Hermann Nebel bereiste Tirol, Österreich, Ungarn und Böhmen. Nach kurzem Besuch der Berliner Akademie erhielt er 1840 die große akad. Medaille für höhere Architektur. Anschließend unternahm er Reisen nach Dänemark, Schweden, Norwegen, Paris, England, Belgien und Flandern; vier Jahre Aufenthalt in Italien, Griechenland und Südfrankreich. Seit 1847 war er Stadtbaurat in Koblenz.

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        Die Deutsche Kaisergeschichte in Sigillen.

      . Gotha, o. V. (vermutlich Carl Wilhelm Ettinger), 1782; 16,3 cm (kl. 8°). Ein unbedrucktes Blatt, Titelblatt, 3 Bll. Einleitung und 57 einseitig bedruckte Holzschnitt-Blätter (von Karl dem Großen bis Joseph dem Zweiten), in Form eines Blockbuches eingebunden, später grüner Ganz-Leder-Band mit goldgeprägten Zierrahmen auf den Deckeln und Rückentitel (handvergoldet), Kapital-Bändchen und Vorsätzen aus marmoriertem Tunkpapier. - Einband gering bestoßen, Titelblatt mit minimalem Schrägschnitt am oberen Falz, dadurch dort auf 4 cm von der Bindung nicht erfaßt, 3 Blätter des Vorwortes ("Nachricht / die / deutsche / Kaiserkarte / betreffend") mit oberen Staubrand, etwas stärker braunfleckig; Karten- Blätter vereizelt gering braunfleckig und etwas fingerfleckig; insgesamt gut erhalten. - Karten-Blätter alle in gleicher Aufteilung und Aufmachung: Rahmen ca. 12 x 6,5 cm; ca im oberen Drittel mit Holzschnitt-Abbildungen nach Sigillen, wobei die meisten Abbildungen laut Vorwort aus "Struvs cortpus historiae germanicae" entnommen sind, "von Maximilianen dem Ersten aber entlehnten wir sie alle von Originalthalern." - Der untere Teil der Karten ist jeweils mit einer kurzen Beschreibung des jeweiligen Kaisers versehen. Des weiteren folgt im Vorwort eine Spielanleitung "Denjenigen zu Gefallen, welche diese Karte wirklich als Karte, das heißt, zum Spielen gebrauchen wollen, ...". Interessanterwieise ist der Spielverlauf laut Spielanleitung sehr subjektiv, indem von den Spielern Charaktereigenschaften aus dem Text ermittelt werden müssen, die mit denen der eigenen Karrten übereinstimmen. "Entsteht wegen der Vergleichung ein Streit, so hat der jedesmalige Austheiler das Recht ihn zu entscheiden." - Dieses Buch wohl erstmals erschienen als : "Deutsche Kaiserkarte, dem durchlauchigsten Erbprinzen von SAchsen-Gotha und Altenburg gewidmet: Gotha, bey Carl Wilhelm Ettinger, 1778. 12, 55 (!) Bl..

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        Letters of the late Ignatius Sancho, an African

      In two volumes. To which are prefixed, memoirs of his life.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 protégé". [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].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., [1782]. First edition. Blockson 11. Sabin 76310. Ragatz (p.548) and Work (p.475) both note the later 1784 edition. Goldsmiths (12525) has the 2nd ed. of 1783.. In two volumes. To which are prefixed, memoirs of his life. 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 protégé". [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]. 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.

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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

      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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        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 ?-ffentlichen 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.

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        Le Voyager Américain, ou Observations sur l'Etat actuel, la culture, le Commerce des Colonies Britanniques en Amérique; les Exportations & Importations respectives entreelles & Grand Bretagne, avec un Etata des revenus que cette derniere en retire & c...[including:] [Mandrillon, Joseph]: Augmente d'un Precis sur l'Amerique Septentrionale & la Republique des Treize-Etats-Unis Par M. Jh. M

      Amsterdam: Schuring, 1782. First French edition. Folding map and 3 folding tables. viii, 197, [1]; [1]-166 pp. 1 vols. 8co. Quarter contemporary calf and speckled boards. Handsome copy. Very good. The second edition, following the first edition of the previous year, of Mandrillon's work on the United States and his translation into French of Cluny's THE AMERICAN TRAVELLER. Cluny details the commerce and produce of the colonies in 1769, with later additions by Mandrillon. Includes a handsome map showing the United States from Georgia to Maine and westward to the Alleghenies. Mandrillon's own work describes the states and their produce, and concludes with an early printing of the treaty between the United States and the Netherlands (the second treaty concluded by the United States, after the French alliance).

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        Abhandlung über die vorzüglichste Art an Flüssen und Strömen zu bauen. Wien J.P. Krauß 1782. 8°. 4Bll. 134S. mit 6 (mehrf. gef.) Kupfertafeln, Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch.

      . . Erste Ausgabe.- Engelmann 335 - ÖBL X, 76.- Die Tafeln mit verschiedenen Damm- und Kanalbauten sowie einem Plan des Oderbruchs bei Küstrin.- Durchgehend gebräunt u. stockfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben u. bestoßen.

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        Historico-chronologica series abbatum et religiosorum monasterii Cremifanensis [.].

      Steyr, Abraham Wimmer, 1777-1782. - 4 Bde. in 2. (8), 134 SS. (2), 135-343, (1) SS. (2), 345-544 SS. (2), 545-931, (3) SS. Interimspappbände der Zeit. Folio. Einzige Ausgabe. - Der oberösterreichische Benediktiner Johann Georg (Marianus) Pachmayr (1728-1805) lehrte am Gymnasium des Stifts Kremsmünster, das er selbst besucht hatte, Philosophie, Mathematik, Physik und Geschichte. Seine Geschichte der Kremsmünsterer Geistlichen verfaßte er anläßlich der Feierlichkeiten zum tausendjährigen Bestehen des Stiftes. Auch für die Geschichte Oberösterreichs von großer Bedeutung. - Exemplar aus der Stiftsbibliothek Kremsmünster, ohne die beiden Tafeln, jedoch mit von einem fleißigen zeitgenössischen Benediktiner verfaßten handschriftlichen alphabetischen Register (Catalogus abbatum, Catalogus religiosorum, Index rerum memorabilium) am Schluß, durch welches das Werk erst recht benutzbar wird. - Papierbedingt etwas braunfleckig; einige alte hs. Marginalien, sonst wohlerhalten. Wurzbach XXI, 169. ADB XXV, 60.

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        Essais Historiques et Politiques sur les Anglo-Am?ricains; Vol. 2: Essais Historiques et Politiques sur la R?volution de L'Am?rique Septentionale

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

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        Essais Historiques et Politiques sur les Anglo-Américains; Vol 2: Essais Historiques et Politiques sur la Révolution de L'Amérique Septentionale

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

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        Bell's Edition of the Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to Churchill

      London: Printed for John Bell British Library Strand, 1782. 109 vols. 12mo (5 x 3-1/8 inches). Bound in contemporary tree calf, gilt spine, with green leather author label and red number label (1-109) and red label stamped in gilt "Bell's Poets of G. Britain" on each spine, greek key scroll at outer margins of the upper and lower covers, green marbled endpapers, edges yellow. Laid into two contemporary wooden cases of book form (18-1/4 x 12 x 4-1/4 inches), lined with green marbled paper (matching the endpapers of each volume) and brown baize, with removable 16-1/2 x 2-1/2 inch central wooden marble paper covered post in each case. The cases lacking most of their original leather covering, some of the volumes within with very minor loss. 109 vols. 12mo (5 x 3-1/8 inches). Travelling Library. A rather rare and interesting survival. Such sets, with their durable boxes, were intended as recreational reading for travellers, and were often taken on the Grand Tour. Given the generally crisp interior condition of the volumes, the owner of this set was either exceptionally fastidious and careful, or did not use them.Authors in the set include Chaucer, Spenser, Donne, Milton, Dryden, Swift, Pope, and Gay.

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        AL FAUSTO RITORNO DALLA GERMANIA DI PIO VI PONTEFICE MASSIMO

      Perugia: Presso Carlo Baduel, 1782. contemporary patterned paper wrappers. Italian Fine Printing. small 4to. contemporary patterned paper wrappers. (ii), xxii, (ii), 154 pages. An attractive festival book commemorating the return of Pius VI from a visit to Germany. The engraved title page was beautifully designed by Antonio Stefanucci and engraved by Raimondo Fauci, and the engraved frontispiece was designed by Petrus Labruzzi and engraved by Camillus Tinti. The decorative tail-piece is also by Stefanucci and Faucci. Carlo Baduel of Perugia printed the beautiful title page, the portrait, and the endpiece. Very nicely printed with a decorative border. Spine covering mostly chipped away.

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        Allgemeiner und besonders Hamburgischer Contorist.Der vierten, oder zum drittenmal verbesserten und ansehnlich vermehrten neuen Auflage erster Theil. Der durchgehends verbesserten neuen Auflage zweyter Theil.

      Hamburg, auf Kosten der sämmtlichen Erben des Verfassers, 1782-83 - Zwei Teile in 2 Bänden in kl. 4to; Portrait als Frontispiz, (20), 520 Seiten; 16, 376 Seiten; marmorierte Kalbslederbände der Zeit auf 5 Bünden, etwas Rückenvergoldung, gold geprägte Rückentitel, marmorierter Schnitt, wenig berieben oder bestoßen, innen sauber und frisch, sehr schöne Exemplare. Diese erstmals 1753 aufgelegte kaufmännische Handbuch erlebte zahlreiche Erweiterungen und Auflagen. Es behandelt Maße, Gewichte, Währungseinheiten mit entsprechenden Umrechnungs- und Vergleichstabellen und gibt Anleitungen zur Wechselrechnung, zur Preiskalkulation usw. Humpert 5284, Handel in Theorie en Praktik, Kat. No. 3, Amsterdam 1981, Nr. 258; Leitherer, Die Geschichte der handels- und absatzwirtschaftlichen Literatur, S.50 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Complete Treatise on Electricity in Theory and Practice with Original Experiments

      London C. Dilly and J. Bowen 1782. Cover rubbed with corner wear. Neatly rebacked with new eps. Contents VG The Second Edition with Considerable Additions and Alterations Leather cover 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). xxiv, 495pp + index. 4 folding engraved plates. The author [1749-1809] was an Anglo-Italian physicist and made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1779.

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        Veiledning til rigtige Begreb om de Danske Jorde-Godsers Indretning i Hoved-Gaarde og underliggende Hovnings-Bønder, men Tvende Breve i samme Materie. + (Kleestrup, Søren) : Betænkninger, I Anledning af nogle Poster Udi Hs. Ex. Hr. Geh. C. Raad Friherre af Wedel-Jarlsbergs Veiledning til Rigtige Begreb om de Danske Jordegodsers Indretning i Hovedgaarde &c... + Geheime-Conferentsraad Wedels Anmerkninger over Betænkninger af een i Sielland, i Anledning af nogle Poster udi Veiledning. Tilligemed Svar paa Recensionen over samme Veiledning i de kiøbenhavnske nye Efterretninger om lærde Sager No 34 og 35 for Aar 1782. + Klestrup, Søren : Antegnelser i ... Friherre af Wedel-Jarlsbergs Anmerkninger over Betænkningerne i Anledning af nogle Poster udi Veiledningen. + Oplysning om Giorsløv, Søeholm og Erichstrup Godsers Forfatning i Salig Hr. Etatsraad Lindencrones Leve-Tid udgiven i Anledning af Hans Excell... Wedel-Jarlsbergs Veiledning i rigtige Begreb om de Danske Jorde-Godsers Indretning i Hovedgaarde ...

      Kiøbenhavn, Trykt hos Nicolaus Møller, 1782. 80 + 44 + 131 + 60 + 12 s. Bundet i ett fint samt. skinnbd. med 5 opphøyde bind. Gult skinn tittelfelt

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        The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote, Translated from the Spanish. To which is prefixed, Some Account of the Author's Life, by Dr. T. Smollett. [Novelist's Magazine Vol. VIII]

      London: Printed for Harrison and Co., 1782. - 4 volumes in 1; 8vo. Contemporary full roan, raised bands and two title labels to spine. Binding lightly rubbed and marked; black ink stain to upper, spilling a little on to fore-edge. Illustrated with several beautiful and sharp copper engraved plates by Stothard. Edges slightly age toned. Survived the passing of time quite unscathed. A lovely copy. The story of the gentle knight and his servant Sancho Panza has entranced readers for centuries. Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003]

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        The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote, Translated from the Spanish To which is prefixed, Some Account of the Author's Life, by Dr T Smollett [Novelist's Magazine Vol VIII]

      London: Printed for Harrison and Co., 1782., 1782. 4 volumes in 1; 8vo. Contemporary full roan, raised bands and two title labels to spine. Binding lightly rubbed and marked; black ink stain to upper, spilling a little on to fore-edge. Illustrated with several beautiful and sharp copper engraved plates by Stothard. Edges slightly age toned. Survived the passing of time quite unscathed. A lovely copy. The story of the gentle knight and his servant Sancho Panza has entranced readers for centuries. Listed in The Observer's All-Time 100 Best Novels [2003]

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        Poetiska arbeten [Poetical works]. I-II.

      1782 - Stockholm, A. J. Nordström, 1782-83. 8:o. Engraved portrait,(2),XVI,16,33-150,(2),151-362,(2 blanks) pp. & 1 engraved plate. With 3 engraved vignettes pasted in. + (4),360 pp. & 1 engraved plate. With 1 engraved vignette loosely inserted.Two volumes in near contemporary elegant half calf with richly gilt spines, red title labels and circular brown volume number labels. Yellow edges. Good inserts with a few minor spots and traces of wear. Tear to upper margin on p. 15 in volume II. Old signature on front pastedown.Published by Per Rudin and with a biography by C. F. Scheffer. The engraved plates and vignettes are by D. Fehrman, E. Martin, J. F. Martin och J. Gillberg. One of the vignettes, "Den sanna critiquen", which is loosely inserted on p. 175 in volume II, is lacking in some copies. It is however present in most copies and therefore not the great rarity which it has sometimes been presented as. Dalin's "Poetiska arbeten" is one of the finest examples of book illustration from Sweden's Gustavian era. The author (1708-63) is considered to be one of the great renewers of the Swedish language during the 18th century. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Anweisungen verschiedene Speisen, Gebackenes und Eingemachtes auf eine gute und schmackhafte Art zuzubereiten 2 Theyle

      Stettin, Commission der Paulischen Erben Buchhandlung, 1782. 539 Seiten Kl.-8°, Ledereinband. Ledereinband berieben und beschabt, am unteren Kapital 1 cm fast abgerissen, 2cm Einriss am rechten Gelenk unten, stockfleckig, kleiner Eintrag auf Titelseite unten, sonst gut erhalten, komplette Seitenanzahl

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        L'Apollon Moderne, ou le Développement Intellectuel par les Sons de la Musique. Nouvelle dévouverte de première culture, aisée et certaine pour parvenir à la réussite dans les Sciences, et nouveau moyen d'apprendre facilement la Musique. Deuxième Œuvre.

      A Lyon, 1782. - in-8. XXXII. 264pp. 3ff. (les pages 116-117 sont gravées en taille-douce). Demi-basane ancienne restaurée. Edition Originale (exemplaire de seconde émission à la date de 1782) de cet ouvrage très rare du musicographe lyonnais C. R. Brijon (né vers 1720) qui présente "plusieurs aperçus intéressants et curieux" (Larousse). L'auteur y développe sa théorie pédagogique selon laquelle la musique participe au développement de l'intelligence, avec de nombreuses observations physiologiques sur le cerveau, la voix et l'oreille rédigées avec l'aide d'un médecin, le docteur Julien. Il avait notamment inventé un appareil appelé "Aurillette" servant à favoriser l'apprentissage des notes de musique, et qu'il vendait chez lui. Conçu initialement pour être accompagné d'un volume d'exercices gravés en taille douce, l'ouvrage semble également avoir été diffusé sous forme de texte seul comme c'est le cas ici. Relié à l'époque sans mention de tomaison, notre exemplaire présente un collationnement identique à celui de la plupart des exemplaires que nous avons pu localiser dans les bibliothèques publiques. Exemplaire de seconde émission, avec le faux-titre et le titre réimprimés à la date de 1782. Quelques rousseurs et brunissures. Mention manuscrite d'appartenance à "Baussand professeur de musique à Lyon rue Lanterne (an 1868)". [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vermischte Schriften phisisch-medizinischen Inhalts. Übersetzt und hrsg. von N. K. Molitor nebst einigen Bemerkungen über den Einfluß der Pflanzen auf das Thierreich.

      Wien, J. P. Krauß, 1782.. 4 mehrfach gefaltete Kupfertafeln, LXVI, (1 Bl.). 415 S. Halblederband der Zeit.. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Blake 22; Hirsch/H. III, 372; Waller 5062; Lesky 336; Lindeboom, Dutch Medical Biography, 952-956; DSB VII, 15, (29). - Der holländische Arzt und Pflanzenphysiologe Jan Ingenhousz (1730-99) praktizierte in Breda, London und Wien, wurde Leibarzt Maria Theresias und war ein früher Verfechter der Pockenimpfung, die er u.a. an Maria Theresias Kindern ausführte. Er entdeckte die Kohlenstoffassimilation und Atmung der Pflanzen, die Gesetze, nach denen Wärme durch die verschiedenen Metalle fortgepflanzt wird, erfand das Deckglas für mikroskopische Präparate u.v.a. Unter den 16 Abhandlungen: Über die Natur der dephlogistizirten Luft. Beschreibung einer neuen elektrischen Maschine... um sich zu jeder Zeit Licht zu verschaffen. Etwas über Magnete. Von der Brennbarkeit der Metalle. - Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand. Schönes Exemplar.

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        Voyages aux Indes Orientales et La Chine Three Volumes

      1782. SONNERAT, Pierre. Voyage aux Indies Orientales et à la Chine, fait par Ordre du Roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781. Three volumes. xvi, [9], 317, [1]; viii, 298 pp. Illustrated with 140 engraved plates (some double-page and folding), engraved by Poisson after Sonnerat's drawings. 4to., 258 x 193 mm, bound in contemporary French marbled calf, spines gilt. Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1782. |~||~||~||~||~| First Edition, exceptionally fine copy. "Sonnerat visited the Maldive Islands, Ceylon, the Philippines, Moluccas, China, Burma, Madagascar, the Cape of Good Hope, and many lesser places. This work is a celebrated classic of natural history exploration and discoveries of the Far East. This lovely book contains 140 plates of native life and natural history engraved by Poisson from drawings by Sonnerat. An octavo edition was published in the same year as this quarto edition, but is much less desirable" (Hill). Of the 140 engravings in this work, approximately 80 deal with views of cities, temples, inhabitants in indigenous costume, Indian deities, religious processions, etc., while the others are concerned with plants, flowers, animals, and 29 very fine engravings of birds. In excellent condition. Mendelssohn II, 337-8. Wood 577. Nissen IVB, 886. Pritzel 8774. Cordier, Sinica II, 2102. Hill 578. Lust 353. Zimmer 597.

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

      1782 - Stockholm, A. J. Nordström, Uppsala, J. F. Edman and Zeipel & Palmblad, respectively, 1782-1817. 8:o. (54),316,(16) + XXII,141,(9) + (2),VIII,254,(8) + (2),344,(8) + (2),288,(8) + (4),224,(4) + (2),185,(3) + 222,225-29,(1) + (4),249,(1) + (2),208 + 174,(8) + (4),183 + (2),235 + (2),304 + (2),291 pp. + Uppsala, Akademiska boktryckeriet, 1889. 8:o. (6),126 pp. Nine half calf volumes with sparingly gilt spines and twin labels. Volumes 1-5 from the early 19th century, the others bound in the mid-20th century. Occasional spotting, minor tears and dampstaining. Volume XIII and XIV printed on blue-toned paper, front wrapper preserved in the index volume. Bookplates of A. von Post and Hilding Pleijel. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 1396 with incorrect collations for volumes VIII-IX. Gjörwell Förtekning 113. Volume I-VII published C. C. Gjörwell, the remaining volumes by P. F. Aurivillius. An amusing, personal and still very useful standard work, which also comprises subjects such as Swedish topography, natural history, church history, numismatics, book history, history of learning and biography. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Batavia, de hoofdstad van Neêrlands O. Indien, in derzelver gelegenheid, opkomst, voortreffelyke gebouwen, hooge en laage regeering, geschiedenissen, kerkzaaken, koophandel, zeden, luchtsgesteldheid, ziekten, dieren en gewassen, beschreeven.Amsterdam, Petrus Conradi; Harlingen, Volkert van der Plaats, 1782-1783. 4 volumes bound as 1. 4to. Title-pages printed in red and black, engraved allegorical frontispiece, 13 illustrations on 11 engraved folding plates: 4 maps and plans and 9 views (including 6 by Mathias de Sallieth after H. Kobell). Contemporary stiff paste-paper wrappers. Largely untrimmed.

      Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC, 499; Tiele, Bibl. 77. First edition of a beautifully illustrated encyclopaedic account of Batavia (Jakarta), with extensive information on its history, government, economy, inhabitants, religion, natural history, climate and tropical diseases (including beriberi), and on the trade carried on by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in the East Indies.The plates, some by the celebrated engraver Mathias de Sallieth, show ships anchoring off the coast of Batavia and the Cape of Good Hope, the island of Onrust near Batavia, the colonial government residence, the market, the Diestpoort, castle and laboratory of Batavia, as well as birds of paradise and reptiles. The maps and plans include a large folding plan of Batavia (48 x 70 cm).With a tear in the folding plan of Batavia repaired with tape (running 8 cm into the image), but otherwise in very good condition, with only an occasional smudge or minor stain, and nearly untrimmed, leaving very large margins and preserving most deckles and point holes. A monumental account of Batavia, beautifully and extensively illustrated.

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        "Sonata seconda / di Violino e Basso". Eigenh. Musikmanuskript mit U.

      [Madrid, vor 1782].. Titel, 10 SS. Geheftet. Qu.-Folio.. Die verschollene Urschrift von Brunettis zweiter Violinsonate für seinen Schüler, Carlos Fürst von Asturien (und später König Karl IV. von Spanien): drei Sätze "Largo cantabile", "Andantino con grazia" und "Allegretto e non troppo". Unter dem Titel die Zueignung: "Fatta esspresamente per l'uso del Sere.mo Sig.r Principe di Asturias (e non altro) / Composta / Da Gaetano Brunetti"; die folgende Datierung "nell' anno ..." unleserlich mit Wasser getilgt (die ersten beiden Worte unter UV-Licht rekonstruierbar). Eine Abschrift war im Archivio General del Palacio Real in Madrid bekannt (Sammelhandschrift der Prinzensonaten, Signatur Leg. 1617, Cat. 1606). - "Brunetti, zwei Jahrhunderte hindurch unverdient vernachlässigt, war einer der ungewöhnlichsten und fortschrittlichsten Komponisten seiner Zeit. Seine Musik lebt vom Kontrast. Am deutlichsten tritt dieser Zug in Brunettis sensibler Neigung zu schnellen Stimmungsumschwüngen in Erscheinung [...] Die meisten seiner Violinsonaten con basso schrieb Brunetti für seinen Schüler Carlos IV., der sie vermutlich im Verlauf seiner Studien aufgeführt hat. Die Violinstimmen sind kunstvoll und schwierig und können nicht für einen Anfänger gedacht sein. [...] Der Bass ist stets eine aktive, selbständige Stimme, die nur bisweilen die Violine imitiert. Fast alle Sonaten haben die Satzfolge schnell-langsam-schnell mit der Sonatenform im ersten Satz. Die frühen Sätze nähern sich in der Struktur manchmal den zweiteiligen Sonaten von D. Scarlatti, aber in den späteren Sätzen erweitert Brunetti die Durchführungsteile, so daß die Dreiteiligkeit klarer hervortritt" (MGG). Der wahrscheinlich in Livorno ausgebildete Brunetti kam spätestens 1762 an den Hof zu Madrid. 1767 wurde er als Violinist in die Kgl. Kapelle aufgenommen, deren Mitglied er sein Leben lang blieb. Im gleichen Jahr wurde er vom König zum Violinlehrer und Musikmeister seines Sohns, des nachmaligen Königs Karl IV. ernannt. Brunettis früheste Kompositionen für den Hof datieren aus dieser Zeit. Sein Schüler erwies sich auch nach seiner Thronbesteigung Ende 1788 als großer Musikfreund und unterhielt mit den "musicos de la real camera" ein dreiköpfiges Ensemble, zu welchem Brunetti zählte und das zu seinem eigenen Vergnügen zu spielen hatte; gelegentlich wirkte der König selbst bei Aufführungen mit. 1795 rief Karl IV. das Kgl. Kammerorchester ins Leben und ernannte Brunetti zu dessen Leiter. "The King's interest in art (as Goya's patron), his accomplishments as a violinist and his insatiable appetite for new works provided a stimulating cultural atmosphere in which Brunetti flourished [...] "Brunetti's music has remained virtually unknown since the 18th century; very little was published during his lifetime, and only a few pieces are available in modern editions [...] Brunetti's consistently graceful melodic lines are built from a single small motif, providing the cohesive structural element of the whole movement" (New Grove). - Durchgehender Braunfleck von Feuchtigkeitseinwirkung (zu Beginn stärker), sonst sauber und wohlerhalten. Sehr selten: seit 1950 ist ein einziges Musikmanuskript von Brunettis Hand auf dem Markt bekannt ("Introito a 4", 7 Seiten, unvollendet, 1981 bei Christie's an Otto Haas zugeschlagen). - Labrador 43. Peris/Lolo, Catalogo del Archivio de Musica del Palacio Real de Madrid 349. Vgl. New Grove III, 387f. Vgl. MGG XV, 1151.

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        Gesamtans., auf einer Kundschaft f. alle Zünfte.

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

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        Ueber unchristliche und wuchernde Hausherren in Wien

      Wien, 1782.. 16 S. Alter Buntpapier-Umschlag. Kl.-8°. Wernigg I, 2369; Gugitz, Lieder der Strasse: Die Bänkelsänger im josephinischen Wien 101; Nicht im KVK. - "Einen andern Schuß, aber nicht auf Mädchen; sonder auf Hausherren, Hausfrauen, Hausadministratoren, Hausinspektoren, Haussequenstoren, und wie die Zinnßfalken auch immer heissen mögen - gerichtet". - Bei dem Autorennamen dürfte es sich um ein Pseudonym handeln. Leicht stockfleckig.

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

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

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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

      Original French edition, rare, after the first published in London in Latin in 1758. Blond Full calf and marbled glossy period. Smooth back adorned with grotesque. Part of title in red morocco. Upper joint cracked the top 8 cm. Lower joint split into head and tail. Although this work is the most famous of the author, because of its title which many churches have taken the symbolic name, it is not the first of its kind and is even be a reduction of the heavenly arcana, but while Arcane is an exegesis of Genesis, The New Jerusalem is one of the verses of the Apocalypse of St. John, in which Swedenborg, as in his other works book an ultra rational view of metaphysics and spirituality. Renowned scientist, Swedenborg knows a mystical attack at age 55. God speaks to him and allows him to communicate with the angels: "I am the Lord, the Creator and Redeemer, I chose you to make known to men the inner spiritual meaning of the Holy Scriptures I dictate to you everything you should. write. " The author know several visions he transcribed in his books. Swedenborg no breaks with the doctrines of Luther which it is derived but the relationship with God based on love, and it gives great importance to the angels who are the foundation of the existence of good and evil and the soul is an emanation of divinity. He was soon regarded as a universal genius, evidenced by the considerable influence he had, particularly in France on the writers of the Romantic generation, Balzac, who is quoted extensively, and draw him food to his theory of desire Baudelaire, Cazotte and elsewhere in William Blake, Jung ... and even in Japan, in the book: The Buddha in the north. Bookplates. Ernest Chausson buffer. Great composer and self-taught, died at age 40 and left imperishable works in the field including chamber music, in the wake of the French Wagnerian, imbued with deep shagreen and melancholy. Imprimé et vendu par R. Hawes Londres 1782 In-8 (12,5x21,7cm) xx, 211pp. relié

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        Historische, geographische und physikalische Beschreibung des Schweizerlandes. In alphabetischer Ordnung abgehandelt. Aus dem Französischen übersetz, und mit vielen Zusätzen vermehrt. 3 Bände.

      146 304 + 336 + 364Seiten, 1 Blatt Errata, relié demi-veau à coins, étiquette de titre au dos, tranches rouge.

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        Unterhaltungen in der Naturgeschichte zum nützlichen Gebrauch für die Jugend, sowohl aus verschiedenen Schriften berühmter Naturforscher zusammen getragen, als auch aus eigener Beobachtung verfertigt

      . Selbstverlag, Lpz., 1782. 5 Bl./574 S./10 Bl. mit 44 Kupfertafeln, original Leder mit geprägtem Rückentitel und 5 Schmuckbünden (gering fleckig/Kapitale etwas eingerissen). - gutes, komplettes Exemplar -

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        MEMORIAS SAGRADAS DE EL YERMO DE CORDOBA, desde su inmemorial principio hasta el presente: recogidas y ordenadas por D., oficial titular de Santo Oficio de la Inquisión de Cordoba. 1ª edición

      - En Córdoba. En la Oficina de Don Juan Rodríguez de la Torre, Calle de la Librería. Año de 1782. 8º mayor, 8h inclusa portada, 491pp. Viñetas iniciales y finales grabadas en madera. Pergamino época rotulado en lomera, cierres. Magnífico ejemplar, muy limpio conservando todos sus márgenes, bella impresión y tipografía clásica de la época. Bartolomé Sánchez de Feria y Morales, 1719-1783. No en BGE. CCPB000185682-0. Palau. 295375. Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros

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        The History of Little Goody Two-shoes; Otherwise called, Mrs. Margery Two-Shoes with the Means By Which She Acquired Her Learning and wisdom, and in Consequence Thereof Her estate; Let Forth at Large for the Benefit of those, Who from a State of Rags .

      Thomas Walker (printer), Dublin 1782 - 138, 56 (appendix), 2 (advertisments) pp. 1782. Eight edition. A very scarce Dublin printing of this important children's work. Author - unknown though Olver Goldsmith and the publisher have been suggested. Neither is it the first known use of the phrase 'little goody two-shoes' though it probably did much to publicize it. Nevertheless this 'cindarella' type morality tale has become a seminal work in early childrens' literature and something of a holy grail for the collector. This particular copy is both an early printing but quite possibly a 'knock-off' being printed in Dublin before the days of copyright protection. I have no hard evidence regarding this but it is worth noting that the copper-engraved frontispiece of the heroine of the story has been printed in reverse - a good sign that it was copied - the new plate would therefore print it in reverse with the dominant two trees above our heroine to the left of the engraving and no longer to the right (your comments would be welcomed??). This copy is clearly attributed on the title page to Thomas Walker of Dame-Street, 1782, Dublin - price a British Six pence. It is also clearly attributed as the eighth edition. It is worth noting that my search on Copac did not find a single eighth edition copy (though one claims to be and eighth - it is actually a seventh edition). It collates differently to the seventh edition - an edition which several libraries hold. So the book is undoubtedly very scarce indeed. It is in tired condition ranging somewhere from good to fair. The boards (full leather) are almost certainly contemporaneous but are very worn - the leather - completely rubbed away in places. A couple of cords now lie exposed. There are several gilt embossed 'suns' - themselves surrounded by a gilt embossed circle - but this is all that remains of the original decoration. The rear board is very loose - hanging by a single cord and there is splitting to the front inner hinge though the front board remains fairly firmly attached. Both endpapers are present, though may well be later as the paper used (thinner) has been used to back the entire frontispiece. There are a couple of other much smaller paper repairs. Its illustrations collate as such: fronispiece and 35 woodcuts (yes 35) - three in the final appendix. The corner of the dedication page (with the title repeated to verso) has been lost with associated loss of text. A relatively small worm hole affects the frontispiece and the following ten pages - slight loss of text - a letter here and there. Loss to several page corners - again with slight loss of text. Puncture marks to around 3 or 4 leaves with slight loss of text. A number of page corners are dog-eared or turned. A 3.5cm tear to the corner of one leaf. Some finger soiling. Some loss to the extreme margins of the frontispiece and a lightish stain to the upper corner of the frontispiece. The book would no doubt benefit from some professional restoration. A good minus or fair copy of an extremely scarce but early edition/reprint. Shipping from the UK [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Kingdom Of Portugal and the Algaeve, with the adjacent Spanish Provinces ... with a small map of Brazil. "Regna Portugalliæ et Algarbiæ cum adjacentibus Hispaniæ Provinciis. Quibus in peculiari et minori Mappa adjunctum est Brasiliæ Regnum."

      Europe: Augsburg, Lotter, Tobias Conrad, 1782. Copper engraved map of Portugal and the Algarve engraved by George Friderich Lotter for by Tobias Lotter. Original old colour; verso blank. The map shows Portugal and the Algarve with the adjacent provinces of Spain. Inset map of Portuguese settlements in Brazil. Large decorative title cartouche borne on the shoulders of Posidon with ships surrounding him, indicating Portugal's shipping and exploratory history; above the title coats of arms of the two kingdoms. Good dark impression; bright colours; 4 worm holes to body of map and another 4 to left margin; margins to sides short due to size of plate. Lotter, Tobias Conrad, 1717-1777. Lotter was an engraver at his father in law' Mattaus Seutter's publishing house. Upon Seutter's retirement, Lotter took control of the firm and republished many of his maps with minor updates and changes. In 1756 he succeeded his father-in-law jointly with Albrecht Seutter's son and Georg Balthasar Probst, also re lated by marriage. In 1758 Lotter inherited half the copperplates of the Seutter firm and was able to set up his own, independent publishing house that same year. Some of his best known atlas works are the "Atlas Minor" (c.1744), the "Atlas Der Ganzen Welt" (1748) and the "Atlas Novus" (c.1770), as well as numerous, important, single maps. In his "Atlas minor.Praecipua orbis terrarum imperia,.." he added his name as publisher; later when he had full control he would re engrave the titles inserting his own name. In time, Lotter became one of the most prominent mid 18th century map publishers. After his death in 1777, the firm was taken over by his sons Matthaus Albrecht Lotter and Georg Friedrich Lotter, who republished and updated many of their father's maps. Europe Spain & Portugal Portugal Algarve Brazil

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        Fashionable Follies: a novel. Containing the History of a Parisian Family. 2 vols.

      Dublin: printed by D. Graisberry, for Messrs. Price, Whitestone, Walker, White, E. Cross, Burton, and P. Byrne. 1782 240pp; 262pp, half titles. 12mo. Some light browning, worm holes to upper blank margin Vol. I, from page 99 to end, pages 201-240, and rear e.p. have paper repairs, small paper flaw to A3 of Vol. II just touching two letters. Full contemporary sprinkled calf , raised & gilt banded spines, gilt labels; expert minor repairs to joints & heads of spines. Ownership inscription on inner front boards.ESTC N31300, unrecorded in the UK, and only 3 copies in North America (Queen's University, Berkeley, Pennsylvania.) First published in London in 1781.

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        "Statue eines kämpfenden Fechters in der Villa Borgese. Säule des Trajan. Amphitheater des Titus " [Rom] originaler Kupferstich/copper engraving ca.30x42cm (Darstellung/Image size) auf Büttenpapier/hand made paper (38x48cm)

      . unterhalb der Darstellung in der Platte in lateinischer, deutscher, italienischer und englischer Sprache betitelt und unten rechts bezeichnet "Georg Christian Kilian excudit Aug.Vind." Conrad Heinrich Stage Augsburg 1782 [Das dekorative Blatt mittig mit geglätteter, vertikaler Bugfalte und vor allem an den Rändern braunfleckig. Am unteren Blattrand mit einem hinterlegten Einriss (ca.3cm) Copper engraving with smoothed vertical centrefold and especially at the margins a little bit spotted.].

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        THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS,: NEWLY TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES; AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED.

      Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Aitken, 1781-1782. - Two parts bound in one volume. [1452]pp., text in two columns. Complete with title-leaves to both the Old and New Testaments, along with the certification leaf from Congress (bound between the Old Testament and New Testament). 12mo. Contemporary sheep. Minor loss to lower portion of spine. Very good. In a dark red morocco box. Provenance: Joshua Coit (signature dated 1783); William L. Learned (signature dated 1856). The Aitken Bible is one of the most celebrated American Bibles, being the first complete English Bible printed in America. During the colonial era, the monopoly on printing English Bibles belonged to the Royal Printer, and the colonies were supplied entirely with Bibles printed in England. The first Bible printed in the British colonies in America was the famous Eliot Indian Bible, in Algonquin, issued in Cambridge in 1661-63 and reprinted in 1680-85. The 18th-century saw the printing of Bibles in German. With the American Revolution, the British monopoly on English- language Bibles naturally ended, and the embargo on goods from England acted to create a shortage. Aitken, a Philadelphia printer, undertook the task, producing the New Testament in 1781 and the Old Testament in 1782. On completion, he petitioned the Continental Congress for their endorsement and received it in September 1782. Because of this official endorsement and the reasons behind its production, the Aitken Bible is often referred to as "The Bible of the Revolution." This highspot amongst printed Americana has become very difficult to find in any condition. The present example, despite minor faults, is a very good copy of a work usually found in poor condition, here in a contemporary American binding. This copy with provenance to Joshua Coit (1758-98), a graduate of Harvard who served several terms in the Connecticut House of Representatives before being elected as a representative of that state to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving in Congress from 1793 to 1798. A major rarity in American Bibles and American printing. DARLOW & MOULE 928. SABIN 5165. EVANS 17101, 17473. HILDEBURN 4126, 4184. NAIP w004490. HILLS 11. O'CALLAHAN, p.31.

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        The poetical works... in fourteen volumes. The miscellaneous pieces from Urrys edition 1721, the Canterbury Tales from Tyrwhitts edition of 1775.

      Apollo Press, by the Martins 1782. PAGES: 250, 259; 224, 237; 228, 275; 199, 196; 199, 195; 191, 179; 202, 245. CONTENTS: VOL.1- life, prefaces, introductory discourses, account of his works, testimonies of authors concerning him, etc.; VOLS.2 - 6- Canterbury Tales; VOL.7- Miscellaneous Pieces: the Momaunt of the Rose.; VOL.8- Miscellaneous Pieces: the Momaunt of the Rose, & Troilus & Creseide.; VOL.9- Troilus & Creseide.; VOL.10- Testament of Creseide; Legende of Good Women; Praise of Women; Belle Dame Sans Mercy; Assemble of Ladies; etc.; VOL.11- Dreames; Assemble of Foules; Pyte is Dede; Cuckowe & Nightingale; Gode Counsaile of Chaucer, Chaucers A,B,C,; etc.; VOL.12- Anneida & Arcite; Complaint of the Black Knight; Complaint of Mars and Venus; Lament of M. Magdaleine; Floure & the Leafe; Court of Love; Remedie of Love; Prophecie; etc.; VOL.13- Boke of Fame (in three books); Balades; Wordes to A.Scrivenere, together with Testimonies of Leared men concerning Chaucer & his works; etc. VOL.14- Glossary. BINDING: The 14 volumes are bound in 7 by Hayman, Liverpool in half Leather over marbled boards, with gilt decoration to spines, gilt lettered label to each volume (lacking two), marbled endpapers & all edges. CONDITION: Light scuffing of covers, lacking two of the labels, foxing to the plates and light offsetting to facing pages; a few pages of the glossary volume have a small stain to upper margin (well away from the text). As stated earlier, lacking the engraved title-page of volume 13 (Never bound-in as in many cases), But PRESENT IN ALL 14 VOLUMES two title-pages (one general & one for the volume). A LOVELY, FIRM, TIGHT, CLEAN & ATTRACTIVE COMPLETE SET. =An excellent set of the works of Chaucer printed by the Apollo Press for the Bells Poets series (which ran to 109 volumes). The Chaucer set was issued last in the series and is often to be found separately bound as an entity in its own right. It includes introductory materials from Tyrwhitts edition, including the Life of Chaucer, textual notes and an excellent glossary. The distinctive engraved title pages represent one of the few 18th-century sequences produced prior to the Romantics and presents a refreshingly (ungothic) view. Alston III, 42. == PLEASE NOTE: I AM ALSO LISTING FOR SALE A LARGE NUMBER OF SETS & VOLUMES FROM THE SAME SERIES AND IN MATCHING BINDING.

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