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

      Paris: chez Moutard, 1782. Two volumes, octavo, with ten folding maps and plates; a fine copy in contemporary French marbled calf gilt. The end of the French dreams of settling the west coast of Australia. First edition: the rare original account of Pagès's considerable travelling, of most interest for the second volume which recounts his voyage in the Indian Ocean in search of a Southern Continent as part of the second Kerguelen expedition of 1773-74.Pagès (1748-1793) was born in Toulouse and had an incredible career in the French navy, including several years spent travelling in Texas and Mexico (his account is considered one of the more important early works on Texas particularly, and indeed the English translation of 1791 is thought to be the oldest description of the Lone Star State in an English-language book). After returning to France via the Far East he was appointed to the second Kerguelen expedition, after which debacle he joined another expedition sailing towards the North Pole in 1776. A veteran of the American Revolutionary War he "retired from the navy in 1782 and, returning to Saint-Domingue, 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... 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" (Howgego).A large part of the second volume tells the tale of the disastrous second voyage of Kerguelen, from the perspective of a highly critical junior officer. In fact, Pagès was to be an important witness in the subsequent court-martial of the commander for the events surrounding the dismasting of the Rolland during a storm, with the result that Kerguelen was dismissed from the service and imprisoned for four years (although he later rehabilitated his career with service in the American Revolutionary War). The second volume also describes Pagès's experiences on a whaling voyage north of Spitsbergen in 1776, which includes much information on whaling and the natural history of the whale.Kerguelen's voyages finally proved to the French what Cook had already generally demonstrated - that the southern continent was a fiction - but more importantly, their disastrous result ensured that promotion in the French navy was henceforth based on merit rather than breeding. 'La Pérouse may not have been a well-connected courtier, but he was honest and capable: that he was given the opportunity to lead the most comprehensive French expedition of the eighteenth century was a direct result of the Kerguelen episode...' (Dunmore, French Explorers in the Pacific, p. 249).

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        Relation de Deux Voyages dans les Mers Australes & des Indes, faits en 1771, 1772, 1773 & 1774... Extrait du Journal de sa Navigation pour la découverte des Terres Australes

      Paris: Knapen & fils, 1782. Octavo, with a large folding map, some scattered foxing, modern bookplate of Crosbie Morrison; in attractive French quarter calf over green boards, rubbed, preserved in a blue folding quarter morocco box. FINISHED. Kerguelen to the Terres Australes. The only edition, and very rare: a key work in the history of France's discoveries in the "Terres Australes". Its rarity is traditionally explained by the bulk of the edition having been suppressed by the French government, supposedly because of the book's dedication "A la Patrie".The book gives the very important account of two significant voyages which set out from France under the command of Kerguelen with the highest hopes for discoveries in the Indian Ocean and indeed for the longed-for southern continent.On his first voyage, Kerguelen found and charted the inhospitable Kerguelen Island, four years before Cook's visit there. His irresponsible reporting of the value of his discovery assured him of his second command, a circumnavigation with emphasis on scientific as well as geographical discovery - it ended in disaster, with Kerguelen dismissed from the service and imprisoned for six years as a result of a series of episodes at sea all of which demonstrated gross negligence.Kerguelen's two voyages finally proved to the French what Cook had already generally demonstrated - that the southern continent was a fiction - but more importantly, their disastrous result ensured that promotion in the French navy was henceforth based on merit rather than breeding. 'La Pérouse may not have been a well-connected courtier, but he was honest and capable: that he was given the opportunity to lead the most comprehensive French expedition of the eighteenth century was a direct result of the Kerguelen episode...' (J. Dunmore, French Explorers in the Pacific; pp. 196-249 give a full history of Kerguelen and his significance in the history of French exploration).However, what is often overlooked in the miasma of incompetence surrounding Kerguelen is the startling achievement of his companion Saint-Aloüarn, who was given command of the small Gros Ventre to accompany Kerguelen on his first voyage. The two ships were separated in bad weather off Kerguelen Island soon after they first spotted the desolate region, but while Kerguelen cut and ran for France, determined to make his grand plans for territorial settlement known as quickly as possible, the smaller and relatively poorly equipped Gros Ventre continued to sail in the dangerous Indian Ocean. Kerguelen's actions were tantamount to the abandonment of Saint-Aloüarn, as the two officers had originally agreed to rendezvous at Cape Leeuwin. What is remarkable is that Saint-Aloüarn nonetheless sailed for New Holland, reached the coast near modern day Augusta on Flinders Bay, and then sailed north over 1000 kilometers to Dirk Hartog Island. There, at Baie de Prise de Possession ("Bay of Taking Possession"; later Turtle Bay), on 30 March 1772, he became the first European to formally claim possession of Western Australia: on behalf of King Louis XV the crew buried a bottle containing a document and two silver coins.Although already troubled by scurvy, the crew of the Gros Ventre continued north along the coast to Timor and then Batavia, before making the return crossing to Mauritius. Saint Aloüarn, who had been ill for months, died in Port Louis on 27 October 1772, but not before he dictated a letter to Kerguelen advising that he had taken possession of western New Holland. Kerguelen himself arrived in Port Louis less than a year later on his second expedition, to a rather frosty reception from officers who knew the fate of his former companion. The size of Kerguelen's ambitions for his second voyage are easily seen in the fact that he had three ships, that he was supposed to complete a circumnavigation of the globe, and that there were plans for scientific discoveries of the sort that would later be associated with La Pérouse and Baudin, none of which he achieved. This is as may be: the most fascinating loose-end of all is that if Saint Aloüarn's claim of possession had in fact been followed by the landing of some of Kerguelen's frustrated settlers, the history of western Australia may well have been very different.

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        Egecutorial por patente inserta sentencia de la Real Corte Mayor de este reyno, obtenida por Don Manuel Modet y Ximenez, y Doña Josepha Ignacia de Eguzquiza su meger, . y demas adheridos en la causa que han litigado sobre denunciacion de escudo de armas: contra el señor fiscal, y la ciudad de Estella respetada por Contumaz.

      1782. . 1782 - Imp. de Benito Cosculluela. Pamplona. . 1 Vol. . 73 pp. ( falto de 2 H.). Folio. Pergamino de época. Genealogía / Heráldica / Emblemática / Iconografía , Siglo XVIII . Ejecutoria de Hidalguía delos apellidos Modet, Ximenez y Eguzquiza. Contiene testimonio manuscrito de la comprobación de esta copia frente al original, firmado por Francisco Antonio Zubicoa Badostain. Falto de la hoja 11 y 13.

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        Christoph und Else - Mein zweytes Volks Buch, 2 Bände (= alles),

      Zürich und Deßau, Joh. Caspar Füeßly, 1782,. Erstausgabe, kl.8°, illustr. Titelseite, dann die Titelseite 'Christoph und Else lesen in den Abendstunden das Buch Lienhard und Gertrud', dann 4 Seiten Einleitung 'Leser!' mit schöner Illustr. am Schluß, dann 4 Seiten 'Verbesserungen' und folgend 368 S. / [1], 270 S., schön marmorierter Schnitt, Pappbände der Zeit mit floralen Musterpapierbezügen sowie braunroten Lederrückenschildern mit goldener Rückenbeschriftung, erstaunlich schöne, saubere Exemplare (prez). In dieser wunderbaren Erhaltung gewiß kaum noch auffindbar. Der Einband könnte auch etwas später (Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts) datieren.

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        The constitutions of the several independent states of America;

      the Declaration of Independence; the Articles of Confederation between the said states; the treaties between His Most Christian Majesty and the United States of America. Published by order of Congress.First printed in Philadelphia by Francis Bailey the year before, this second edition of the first collection of the constitutions of the several states, was an important preparation to formulating the Federal Constitution. Many constitutional historians, most recently and persuasively Willi Paul Adams, have argued the role of the state constitutional conventions and constitutions in providing models for the authors of the 1787 constitution. In many cases it would have been this work which provided a convenient reference for the state constitutions. On Dec. 29, 1780, Congress appointed a committee of three to ?"Collect, and cause to be published, two hundred correct copies of the Declaration of Independence with the Constitutions or forms of government of the Several States, to be bound together in boards.?" The contemporary Monthly Review noted that "It contains a greater portion of unsophisticated wisdom and good sense, than is, perhaps, to be met with in any legislative case that was ever yet framed. It is, in short, the book which may be considered the Magna Charta of the United States."8vo., viii + 56 + *49 - *52 + 57 - 168pp., early 19th century half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked and lettered, with the armorial bookplate of Ferguson of Raith on front pastedown. A very good copy., 1782. Second edition (but first English edition). Goldsmiths?' 12259. Sabin 16087. Howes C716.. the Declaration of Independence; the Articles of Confederation between the said states; the treaties between His Most Christian Majesty and the United States of America. Published by order of Congress. First printed in Philadelphia by Francis Bailey the year before, this second edition of the first collection of the constitutions of the several states, was an important preparation to formulating the Federal Constitution. Many constitutional historians, most recently and persuasively Willi Paul Adams, have argued the role of the state constitutional conventions and constitutions in providing models for the authors of the 1787 constitution. In many cases it would have been this work which provided a convenient reference for the state constitutions. On Dec. 29, 1780, Congress appointed a committee of three to ?"Collect, and cause to be published, two hundred correct copies of the Declaration of Independence with the Constitutions or forms of government of the Several States, to be bound together in boards.?" The contemporary Monthly Review noted that "It contains a greater portion of unsophisticated wisdom and good sense, than is, perhaps, to be met with in any legislative case that was ever yet framed. It is, in short, the book which may be considered the Magna Charta of the United States." 8vo., viii + 56 + *49 - *52 + 57 - 168pp., early 19th century half calf over marbled boards, neatly rebacked and lettered, with the armorial bookplate of Ferguson of Raith on front pastedown. A very good copy.

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        Lettres sur la Sicile et sur l Île de Malthe. écrites en 1777 pour servir de supplément au voyage en Sicile et à Malthe de Monsieur Brydonne; ornées de la carte de l Etna, de celle de la Sicile ancienne et moderne avec 27 estampes de ce qu il y a de plus remarquable en Sicile

      chez les frères Reycends, Turin 1782 - Legatura coeva in mz. pelle bionda con angoli e tre tasselli di diverso colore al ds. con titolo, numero del vol. e stemma nobiliare. Tagli colorati. Difetti alle cerniere altrimenti ottimo esemplare. L Autore descrive il suo viaggio geografico, archeologico e scientifico non rinunciando neppure a riferire sui riti popolari. De Borch scalò l Etna e discusse la maniera di calcolare la sua altezza. Fossati Bellani, I, n. 104; Mira I, p. 121. 8vo (cm. 19,8), 2 Voll., XIX-236 pp., 256 pp. con complessive 29 tavv. rip. f.t. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        An appeal to the public, by George Robert Fitzgerald, Esq

      In which is occasionally introduced the constitutional doctrine of indictments at common law, in contradistinction to those of statute law.George Robert Fitzgerald (ca. 1746-1786), 'Fighting Fitzgerald', notorious for his duels, gallantries, and extravagances, was eventually hanged on 12 June 1786 outside the new gaol, Castlebar, for his part in the murder of Patrick McDonnell.Following his marriage to a rich heiress in 1770, Fitzgerald led a self-indulgent life in London, Paris and Dublin during the 1770s, punctuated by a catalogue of disputes, duels and escapades. By the time his first wife died in October 1779, "he was chronically short of money, and since his only source of income was his father, who had promised to pay him £1000 annually in return for a capital sum of £8000 in the early 1770s, he returned to Mayo, accompanied by a bear, to secure the money owed. His father did not have it, so George Robert had him legally ousted from the family estate, and when his father sought the payment of the allowance to which he was entitled, George Robert first manacled him to his bear, then to a dray, and later imprisoned him in a ?'cave?'. Such behaviour, combined with his accoutring of a set of local desperadoes as his personal volunteer corps, disturbed local gentlemen and contributed to the precipitation of a sequence of encounters with Caesar French, Hyacinth Martin, and Denis Browne, in none of which did Fitzgerald conduct himself according to the rules of duelling. Indeed, his reign of terror was halted, and then temporarily, only by the intervention of his younger brother, Charles, who prosecuted him to conviction for mistreatment of their father at Castlebar assizes in 1781. George Robert managed to frustrate the efforts of the authorities to imprison him for a time, but he was eventually incarcerated following a retrial." [James Kelly in ODNB].The present Appeal is Fitzgerald's detailed explanation and justification of not only the family dispute but also of his encounters with Caesar French, Hyacinth Martin, and Denis Browne.8vo., (2) + 2 + 3 - 463 + (1)pp., including the errata leaf, the text with numerous neat contemporary ink amendments, contemporary tree calf gilt, flat spine fully gilt in compartments, but the spine rather dull, with a patch of old worm damage to corner of upper cover. In spite of this a good, sound, copy., 1782. First edition: scarce outside Ireland. Not in Bradshaw.. In which is occasionally introduced the constitutional doctrine of indictments at common law, in contradistinction to those of statute law. George Robert Fitzgerald (ca. 1746-1786), 'Fighting Fitzgerald', notorious for his duels, gallantries, and extravagances, was eventually hanged on 12 June 1786 outside the new gaol, Castlebar, for his part in the murder of Patrick McDonnell.Following his marriage to a rich heiress in 1770, Fitzgerald led a self-indulgent life in London, Paris and Dublin during the 1770s, punctuated by a catalogue of disputes, duels and escapades. By the time his first wife died in October 1779, "he was chronically short of money, and since his only source of income was his father, who had promised to pay him £1000 annually in return for a capital sum of £8000 in the early 1770s, he returned to Mayo, accompanied by a bear, to secure the money owed. His father did not have it, so George Robert had him legally ousted from the family estate, and when his father sought the payment of the allowance to which he was entitled, George Robert first manacled him to his bear, then to a dray, and later imprisoned him in a ?'cave?'. Such behaviour, combined with his accoutring of a set of local desperadoes as his personal volunteer corps, disturbed local gentlemen and contributed to the precipitation of a sequence of encounters with Caesar French, Hyacinth Martin, and Denis Browne, in none of which did Fitzgerald conduct himself according to the rules of duelling. Indeed, his reign of terror was halted, and then temporarily, only by the intervention of his younger brother, Charles, who prosecuted him to conviction for mistreatment of their father at Castlebar assizes in 1781. George Robert managed to frustrate the efforts of the authorities to imprison him for a time, but he was eventually incarcerated following a retrial." [James Kelly in ODNB].The present Appeal is Fitzgerald's detailed explanation and justification of not only the family dispute but also of his encounters with Caesar French, Hyacinth Martin, and Denis Browne. 8vo., (2) + 2 + 3 - 463 + (1)pp., including the errata leaf, the text with numerous neat contemporary ink amendments, contemporary tree calf gilt, flat spine fully gilt in compartments, but the spine rather dull, with a patch of old worm damage to corner of upper cover. In spite of this a good, sound, copy.

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        Les Jardins, ou l'Art d'Embellir les Paysages

      Paris: Philippe-Denys Pierres, 1782. Duodecimo, engraved title, engraved plate, half-title, single page approbation at rear, a few early and late pages with some browning at head and foot; a lovely copy in contemporary tan calf, flat spine gilt with red morocco label, bumped. A rare work and a very attractive copy of the most celebrated and influential poem of Delille, in which the author celebrated the virtues of the natural garden or jardin anglais, rather than the fashion for neoclassical symmetry.The work includes a famous cameo appearance by "Poutaveri", that is the Tahitian Autourou, who returned to France with Bougainville. In the poem, Poutaveri glimpses a mulberry tree - the plant most commonly used in the manufacture of tapa cloth - and is overwhelmed with homesickness for Tahiti. The name Poutaveri is interesting as it was actually Autourou's rendering of the name "Bougainville", a name he took in honour of his former captain and Parisian host.Jacques Montanier de Lille (1738-1813) was one of the great eighteenth-century French poets, and his works were much reprinted and translated: his influence on taste in gardening was significant, and he is also known for his translations into French of Virgil's Georgics and Milton's Paradise Lost, two great works with gardening themes.Les Jardins was first published the same year in in a limited and now very rare large format edition by Didot, and this attractive smaller format edition immediately followed. The poem was a great success throughout Europe with English and German translations appearing quickly.

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        Opera ex recensione Io. Friderici Gronovii. Pars Prior u. Pars Altera ( Band 1-2 cpl.)

      Societatis literatae, Mannheim 1782 - Band 1 mit VIII, 456 Seiten; Band 2 mit 327 Seiten. Mit einer gestochenen Titelvignette in Band 1 ( Domitiamus Aug. Germanicus - Verhelst fec. ) sowie einigen Vignetten im Text. Jeweils in Ganzpergament der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem, farbigen Rückenschildchen und umlaufendem Rotschnitt, 8°. Einbände etwas berieben und fleckig, innen Wappenexlibris. Wenige Seiten gering fleckig, wenige Seiten gering angeknickt. Insgesamt wohlerhalten und dekorativ. ( Gesamtgewicht 700 Gramm )( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Mémories et observations de chimie... Pour servir de suite aux Elémens de Chimie, publiés en 1782, par l' Auteur

      Mémories et observations de chimie... Pour servir de suite aux Elémens de Chimie, publiés en 1782, par l' Auteur. FOURCROY ANTOINE FRANCOIS, DE. Paris, chez Cuchet, 1784. In - 8°, piena pelle coeva con fregi floreali e titolo in oro entro tassello. xvi, 447, 1 pp. con tre tavole fiori testo disegnate ed incise da Sellier. Prima edizione di questa importante raccolta di 27 saggi di chimica. Ottimo esemplare.

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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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        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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