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         Tabulae anatomicae. Novis explicationibus illustratae ab Andrea Maximino.

      Roma, Junchi 1783. - Mit gest. Titelvign. und 47 Kupfertafeln. LX, 130 (recte 128) S. Lederband d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild und etwas Rückenverg. Folio. 39,5 x 27 cm. Choulant 61; Waller 2843; nicht bei Blake und Wellcome. - Die anatomischen Tafeln des Bartolommeo Eustachi, nachdem die Eustachischen Röhren benannt sind, wurden zwar 1552 vollendet, blieben aber unveröffentlicht in der Vaticana liegen. Erst der Leibarzt Lancisi des Papstes Clemens XI. konnte sie 1714 erstmals veröffentlichen. - Gering berieben. Schönes, nur wenig fleckiges Exemplar! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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         A descriptive dictionary of the Indian Islands & adjacent countries.London, Bradbury & Evans, 1856. 8vo. With a folding engraved map of parts of the East Indies and Southeast Asia, with title "Asiatic Archipelago". Original publisher's blind-blocked brown cloth, title in gold on spine.

      - Cordier, Indosinica, col. 1109; for the author: Turnbull, "Crawfurd, John (1783-1868)", in: ODNB (online ed.) First edition of an authoritative work, in encyclopaedia form, on the Indonesian Archipelago. It is a sequel to Crawfurd's much-acclaimed History of the Indian Archipelago (1820). Initially the author planned to publish a second edition of his History, but "on mature consideration" he came to the conclusion that the subject "would be most conveniently and compendiously treated by an alphabetic arrangement" (preface). It is primarily concerned with Java, but also covers the Malay peninsula, Thailand (Siam), the Philippines, Cambodia and Cochin-China (Vietnam).The map has had extensive routes added in red ink (with arrows to indicate the direction of travel), identified as "AW (routes 1867-68)", and the pencilled itinerary for a 1868 "Molucca Voyage" no doubt belongs to one of these routes. With a small tear in the map (whose gutter margin is reinforced with grey paper), affecting only the border and open ocean. Still in good condition, and untrimmed. Binding slightly worn but also good. An essential source for any study of the East Indies in the 19th century.

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         Choix de lectures geographiques et historiques, presentees dans l'ordre qui a paru le plus propre a faciliter l'etude de la geographie de l'Asie, de l'Afrique et de l'Amerique. Precede d'un abrege de geographie, avec des cartes. Dedie a Madame la Comtesse de B***.

      Paris, Chez l'Auteur, Hotel de Mayence. 1783 - Sprache: fr Tome premier. VI, 172, XXIV, 235 Seiten und 6 kolorierte, mehrfach gefaltete Karten, 31 x 24 cm (Mappe monde, l'Europe, Asie, Afrique, Amerique septentrionale, Amerique meridionale). Privater Halbleinenband. Buchblock gelockert. Teil 2 enthält: Turquie et Arabie, des langues arabe, persane et turque. - Eine Karte mit hinterlegtem Einriß im Falz, zwei Seiten etwas fleckig sonst, besonders die Karten innen sehr schön.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Cassel & Lampe Gbr]
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         Histoire d'Ayder-Ali-Khan, ou nouveaux mémoires sur l'Inde

      Chez Cailleau 1783 - - Chez Cailleau, A Paris 1783, In-12 (10x16,5cm), xij, 282pp. et (4) 201pp. (3), relié. - Edition originale, rare, illustrée d'une carte dépliante en couleurs. Reliures en pleine basane brune marbrée d'époque. Dos lisses ornés. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Coiffe de tête du tome 2 légèrement élimée. Petit manque en tête du tome 1. Coins émoussés et un peu rognés. Important témoignage de Maistre de la Tour, mercenaire militaire français qui se mit au service d'Haidar Ali, sultan de Mysore (1720-1782). Il est décrit en page de titre comme : général de dix mille hommes de l'empire Mogol, & ci-devant commandant en chef l'artillerie de l'armée d'Ayder-Ali, & un corps de troupes Européennes, à la solde de ce Nabab. Le récit de l'auteur tourne autour de deux axes, présenter une image positive de Haidar et critiquer la position anglaise, notamment contre les intérêts français. Souvent présenté comme un despote, Haydar Ali fut considéré comme une personnalité par les autorités françaises en raison de ses succès militaires contre les Anglais dans la guerre entre le royaume de Mysore et les Britanniques. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, rare, illustrated with a folding map in color. Bindings full brown marbled vintage brown sheepskin. Ornate smooth backs. Title and volume pieces in red morocco. Headdress of Volume 2 slightly frayed. Small lack at the head of the volume 1. Blunted corners and a little cropped. xij, 282pp. et (4) 201pp. (3) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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         Die sieben heiligen Grundsäulen der Ewigkeit und Zeit. In deutlichen Sinnbildern, zum Besten aller Weisheit Suchenden. Nebst dem Brunnen der Weisheit und Erkenntniß der Natur. Den Grundsätzen der wahren Alchemie. Und Vier merkwürdige Briefen eines Adepten [Mutmaßl. Verf.: Antonius a Terra]. Herausgegeben von AdaMah Booz. [2. Ausg.].

      Leipzig, bey Paul Gotthelf Kummer, 1783. - 132 S. [recte: 122; Paginierung springt von 23 auf 33, so kmpl.], mit zwei Textholzschnitten, 8°, Interimseinband d. Zt. Wolfstieg IV, 10753: "Selten"; Slg. du Prel 124; Caillet 1180 (gibt irrtümlich 142 S. an); Brüning 5308. - Der Leipziger Arzt u. Freimaurer Adam Michael (auch Melchior) Birkholz (1746-1818) veröffentlichte auch unter dem Pseudonym "Philovite" u. als "Adamah Booz" noch weitere alchemischtisch-rosenkreuzerische Werke (siehe auch: Ferguson I, S.108; Knopp II, S.222ff u. Ferchl S.48). - Es fehlt, wie fast immer, die große "Tabelle", weil sie gesondert geliefert wurde (sie ist auch Wolfstieg unbekannt); zu dieser wurde dem Leser auf S.7 empfohlen: "daß sie der Liebhaber zu seinem Gebrauche unter Glas in Rahmen fassen, und in seinem Oratorio und Laboratorio aufhänge lasse." - Einband fleckig, mit Standortmarke u. Randläsuren; Rücken angerissen u. mit kl. Fehlstellen; Titel u. erstes Blatt der Einleitung etwas fleckig; wenige Blätter mit kl. Randläsuren, sonst ein gutes u. breitrandiges Expl.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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         La mort de Louis XI, Roi de France. Pièce historique.

      Imprimerie de la Société typographique, Neuchâtel 1783 - Reliure cartonnée. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         System der Freymaurer-Loge Wahrheit und Einigkeit zu drey gekrönten Säulen in P***. Philadelphia, 1594 (d.i. Prag, Schönfeld, 1794). 2 Bll., 434 S. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette. Schlichter Interims-Pp. d. Zt. (angestaubt, berieben).

      Wolfstieg 33875 Holzmann/Boh. VII, 9848.- Erste Ausgabe.- 'Höchst selten. Gesetzbuch der Loge, deren Grundlage das Zinnendorfsche System bildet. Ritual für die drei Johannisgrade, Annalen der Loge von 1783 bis 1790, zugest. von O. Reilly. Beigefügt ist eine Rede über die Verbindung der Künste und Wissenschaften mit der Mrei ...' (Wolfstieg).- Teils unbeschnitten.- Titel mit altem Namensstempel.-

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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         Horus oder astrognostisches Endurtheil über die Offenbarung Johannis und über die Weissagungen auf den Messias wie auch über Jesum und seine Jünger. Mit einem Anhange von Europens neuern Aufklärung und von der Bestimmung des Menschen durch Gott. Ein Lesebuch zur Erholung für die Gelehrten und ein Denkzeddel [sic!] für Freimaurer. Erstausg.

      Ebenezer, Im Verlage des Vernunfthauses [d.i. Halle, Johann Jakob Gebauer], 1783. - XXVI, 474 S., mit drei Textholzschnitten u. kl. astrolog. Fig., 8°, Neuerer marmorierter Pappband mit goldgepr. Rückenschild Kloss 3821; Wolfstieg 4864: "Selten. Üb. die alten Einweihungen. Bringt die M[au]r[er]ei in Z[u]s[ammen]hang mit der Offenbarung Johannis. Abati 4 (1893) S.133 erwähnt einen Nachdruck, der bei Mösle in Wien erschien"; Ackermann V/345. - Wurde schon zur Zeit des Erscheinens Christian Ernst Wünsch zugeschrieben (so auch Holzmann/Bohatta: Deutsches Anoymen-Lexikon 1501-1850), was aber von dem Literaturhistoriker Flodoard von Biedermann (Euphorion XX, 1913, S. 406-409) widerlegt wurde. Eine zweite Aufl. erschien 1784. - Der Autor äussert sich sehr kritisch zur Bibel u. meint, "daß beynahe eben so viele durch die Bibel als durch unglückliche Liebe, ihren Verstand verlohren haben" (S.X). Auch versucht er, rationelle Erklärungen für einige der "Wahrsagermärchen" zu finden. (So beschreibt er die Evangelisten als Fanatiker u. Jesu Tod als Ohnmacht, der bald der wirkliche Tod durch Wundbrand folgte). Er "will deutlich zeigen, daß alle Volksreligionen im Grunde durchaus aus einer gemeinsamen Quelle, aus den alten Beobachtungen der Himmels- und Naturbegebenheiten herfließen" (S.XII). Ausserdem wendet sich der Autor gegen die "Goldmacherei", der zu seiner Zeit zahlreiche Freimaurer anhingen, u. von denen viele ihre "Wahrheit" aus der Bibel beweisen wollen. Im Gegensatz dazu soll sein Werk zur "ihrer bessern Belehrung dienen". Er selbst beschreibt sein Buch in gewisser Weise als "einen Beytrag zur Geschichte der Sternkunde" (S.XXVI). - Kanten berieben; Vorsatz mit Signatur; seltene kl. Anstreichungen; durchgehend etwas fleckig u. gebräunt, sonst ein gutes Expl. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Hans-Jürgen Lange]
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         A Map of the County of Kildare

      Taylor, London 1783 - Overall 196 x 196 cm. The six sheets have been mounted on linen, and divided into four sheets, contemporary hand colouring, contained in a 18th century leather map box , with title on spine, a bit rubbed. The map has some minor staining in a few corners but is in very good condition. A scarce Grand Jury Map, usually encountered uncoloured on six sheets, and rarely with colouring. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Blackrock Rare Books]
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         Regula Emblematica Sancti Benedicti. Opus Posthumum Admodum Reverendi Patris Bonifacii Gallner, Monachi Benedictini in Coenobio Mellicensi nunc Primum Bibliotheca ejusdem coenobii luci publicae datum A.R.S. 1783.

      Vindobonae, Carl Wilhelm Holle Bibliopola Universitatis, 1783 - Mit CLXXXVII Stichen auf Tafeln mit Text + 187 Seiten., Einband berieben, Papier altersbedingt gilb, Vorsatzpapier mit kleineren Fehlstellen. Der Buchrücken und die Leinwandecken wurde erneuert, insgesamt gutes und sehr seltenes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 8000 Folio. schwarze Halbleinwand mit Leinwandecken.,

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         La folie des hommes ou le monde à rebours. The world shown upside down in popular imagery.

      Orléans, 1783. - Large composite coloured woodblock print made up of 16 images (12 x 17.8cm) with text captions below, printed from 4 blocks on separate sheets, stencilled in rusty red, blue, soft brown & yellow. Water marked: ‘Buges’ or, intertwined initials. Title heading continued as a floral-leaf border. Printed area: 29.5 x 148.7 cm; overall size with untrimmed margins: 34.7 x 160cm. Folded in modern slip box. A superb example of a large decorative wallpaper frieze, a speciality and distinctive feature of the 18th century popular imagery of Orleans, the most successful early centre of French print production which achieved great diversity and high standards in graphic art. This spectacular satirical print, made up of 4 segments printed from separate blocks, stencilled in 4 colours, was designed for ornamenting walls, or chimney pieces in workmen’s cottages to be pasted down as a wallpaper, or to be used as a bed hanging. The strong blue tone, typical of the Orleanist school, predominates, while reds, browns and yellows have a soft tinge, lending a special charm of their own. The theme of the entertaining sixteen blunt images is a world in reverse, where animals, children and women, traditionally subject to Man, have taken control of him to assume his way of living and his privileges. Scenes include: 2 men carrying a reversed globe, a husband nursing a baby as his pipe-smoking wife stands over him carrying a rifle and holding a stick, a son teaches his father to read, 2 men labour in a field whipped by an ox, a fish stands on a river bank with a rod, angling for people, 2 jousting horses are carried by men, a hare and a fowl watch a man on a roasting spit, a man feeds hay from a crib with a horse groom, a man carries sacks of grain to a mill driven by an ass with a whip, a man suspended upside down is slaughtered by an ox dressed in an apron, hungry pigs curdle a man’s gushing blood, a town has risen up to the skies with the sun, moon and stars fallen below it, birds trap lovers in a net. Two- line descriptive captions are added below each image. This genre of popular print originating in the medieval romans de chevalerie and chansons de gestes was widely copied, adapted and distributed throughout western Europe for centuries. Satire was used as a playful critique of patriarchal society, and of the acceptance of man’s use of violence in governance and domination by depicting them absurdly in reverse. Although obviously alluding to social illnesses, the prints did not seriously question the existing world order. The printmaker and publisher Perdoux (1743-1808), a former apprentice of the Orleans bookseller, Sevestre, bought his employer’s woodblocks for printing popular images on setting up his own shop in 1780; he only dealt in popular prints and painted paper wrappers as from 1783, supplied by a paper mill in Meung-sur-Loire (15 km west of Orleans), owned by the comte de Tiville. The workshop produced mainly religious art until the Revolution when it became politicized for mercantile advantage. Perdoux is known to have employed the engravers François Michelin, Jean Dubocq, and Alexandre Jacob, but so far none of his artists have been identified. A very rare survival of French popular, non-religious imagery in such excellent condition; a small repair in right blank margin; light printer’s smudges in right outer edges. A much later version of this print in blue and soft brown colours only with the images differently arranged and in a square format, entitled La folie des hommes ou le monde a l’envers, was published by Michel Rabier-Boulard (1776-1852) who appears to have acquired Perdoux’s woodblocks; it is held by the Musée National des Arts et Traditions Populaires in Paris (cf. Catalogue of Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans, L’Imagerie Populaire d’Orléans (2005), illustration no XXXIX, page 13; see also related text references on pp12,14,15,20,30 & 52.

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         Mémoire pour servir à l'Histoire du Siège de Gibraltar,

      1783 - Par l'Auteur des Batteries flottantes.Small 8vo. Fine contemporary tree calf, spine richly gilt in compartments with raised bands & red morocco label, Macclesfield library bookplates to front pastedown & facing leaf, with discreet Macclesfield blindstamp to title. 62pp. Cadiz, Hermil, This work is often attributed to Jean-Claude-Eléonore le Michaud d'Arçon, a French engineer who was sent to Gibraltar in 1862. Holding the rank of Colonel, his concept of floating batteries provided the only serious threat to the rock during the siege. He was later promoted to General and inspector of fortifications. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Plan of the Bay, Roque and town of Gibraltar.

      Artist: Faden William (d) ; issued in: London; date: (d)1783 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 51 x 71; - description: Map shows the town and the bay of Gibraltar with beautiful ships representation; - vita of the artist: William Faden (1749 ? 1836) was an English cartographer and a publisher of maps. He was the royal geographer to King George III. He replaced Thomas Jeffreys in that role.The title of -geographer to the king- was given to various people in the 18th century, including John Senex, Herman Moll, Emmanuel Bowen and Thomas Jeffreys. All of these men, including William Faden, were engravers and publishers, not scholars or academics. Their part was to publish and supply maps to the crown and parliament.William Faden printed the North American Atlas in 1777, and ".it became the most important atlas chronicling the Revolution's battles." There were 29 maps in the atlas, and they included detailed battle maps drawn by eyewitnesses.

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         The Life and adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish man. Taken from his own mouth, in his passage to England, from off Cape Horn in America, in the ship Hector.

      Harrison and Co., 1783 - 2 tomes en un volume in-8 (204 x 122 mm) de 189 pp.; basane racinée, dos à nerfs (reliure de l'époque). Sabin 58394 (note). Admiré par ses contemporains Walter Scott, Daniel Coleridge et Charles Lamb, Robert Paltock (1697-1767) donne ici un roman semblable à Robinson Crusoe. Le héros, Peter Wilkins, découvre lors de ses périples des habitants d'une île secrète où il se marie ; rapidement il devient leur roi et enseigne à son peuple les subtilités de la civilisation du XVIIIe siècle. Belle édition, ornée de 6 planches hors texte gravées d'après les dessins de Stothard dont l'une illustre une machine à voler. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Joseph Sold by His Brothers.

      1783.(). Woodcut print after Raphael. Four color blocks: light green, medium green, dark green, very dark green. 213 x 280 mm. Nagler, 4. Le Blanc, 4. Kennedy, 165.

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         Two Warriors Walking.

      1783.(). Woodcut print after Andrea del Sart. Three color blocks: tan, light brown, dark brown. Light brown block lighter in some areas. 255 x 171 mm. Nagler, 25. Le Blanc, 25. Kennedy, 172.

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         Entombment.

      1783.(). Woodcut print after Parmigiano. Four color blocks: shades of brown. 208 x 263 mm. Engraved text below. Nagler, 6. Le Blanc, 6. Kennedy, 190.

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         Mercury Speaking to a Warrior.

      1783.(). Woodcut print. Three color blocks: tan, light brown, dark brown. 195 x 148 mm. plus engraved text below. Nagler, 20. Le Blanc, 20. Kennedy, 170.

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         Seated Young Man with a Book.

      1783.(). Woodcut print after Giorgione. Three color blocks: tan, medium brown, dark brown. 186 x 161 mm. Nagler, 23. Le Blanc, 23. Kennedy, 157.

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         Seated Young Man.

      1783.(). Woodcut print after Michelangelo. Three color blocks: tan, medium brown, dark brown. 198 x 154 mm. Initialed and dated.

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         St. John the Evangelist and Eagle.

      1783.(). Woodcut print. Three color blocks: light green, medium green, dark green. 200 x 154 mm. without text. Nagler, 9. Le Blanc, 9. Kennedy, 192.

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         Benjamin Franklin

      , January 8, 1783. January 8, 1783. Autographed letter signed by Jonathan Williams, grandnephew of Benjamin Franklin, acting as his agent, measures 71/2" x 9". The letter written by Williams is 2 1/4 long, then is endorsed by "JNB". It also contains the writing of a third hand which is a copy of the original letter enclosed by Williams, for a total of 3 1/4 pages. The letter is in very good condition with minor toning around the edges and the usual folds. It is an excellent representation of what was occurring in Europe and the United States of America during this period. The letter in full: (Letter to Benjamin Vaughan) "My dear Friend/ Nantes, Jan. 8, 1783/ I hope you are now with your amiable Lady enjoying all the Secrets of domestic happiness with a pleasing addition to your Family. I beg you will make my best Wishes acceptable to her though I have not had the Honour to know her. Time which produces many strange Things may perhaps give me an Opportunity of cultivating her acquaintance. / I beg you will read the enclosed Letter to Lord Shelburne then Seal and deliver to him. I think the matters I have stated to him will be deemed worthy his Lordships attention, for it is certain every good Minister should detest these Piratical Acts, and I am inclined to think his Lordship will be pleased that he has an Opportunity of showing to the World his disapprotation of Acts which were not only permitted but rewarded by his predecessors. If the Brig & Cargo is returned pray represent the propriety of the Brig having protection as far as Nantes when the will be as she was, or let her be sold & the amount remitted me./ I will make no apology for traveling you because independent of motives of Friendship to me I am sure your Heart will always take a warm part in favour of the injured. Its against Traitors of any kind. At any Rate let me request you to assist Capt. Birrel in gaining his Liberty and finding his Way hither. I am uncertain whether this will meet you in Paris in London, if in the former City pray take the last method of Conveyance, if in the latter do me the favour to deliver it yourself. / I am dear Friend / most sincerely Affectionately / yours, / Jon Williams"In a different hand “Pray forward the enclosed to Capt Birrell and let him have what Cash he may want. JNB (?)”In another hand “copy of a letter from Mr. Jonathan Williams of Nantes to Capt Birrel of the Brig Trio, at Kinsale. /Nantes Jany 9, 1782/ Sir / I am sorry to hear of your misfortune, not on account of the loss I suffer by it, but for the manner in which it is occasioned. I am confident the Justice of the British Administration will not only preserve your Liberty, but restitute my Property. You will therefore stick by the Brig toll she is finally condemned or returned, I follow the Orders of my Friend Benjamin Vaughan Esq, who will supply you with what money you may want. / I am Your friend & Servant/ (signed) Jon Williams."Jonathan Williams (May 20, 1751 â€

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         Geographisches Spiel für die Jugend. Von S.L. Hegrad.

      [Wien, Hartl] 1783. \"113 x 64 mm. 30 gest., kolorierte Spielkarten. 2 Bände Spielanleitung \"\"Von dem Gebrauche der geographischen Spielkarten\"\" 124; 112 (franz.Übers.) S., jeweils mit kolor. Holzschnitt-Zierstücken. OPappbände, fachgerecht restauriert. Im Text fleckenfrei. Die Spielkarten abgegriffen bzw. mit Gebrauchsspuren. Spielkarten und Spielanleitungen in zusammensteckbarem Schuber (Originaler, restaurierter Fußteil, neuer Kopfteil).\" \"Nicht bei ÖBL, Dörflinger, Gugitz, Espenhorst, Wernigg u. anderen einschlägigen Bibliographien. Der einzige konkrete Hinweis auf das vorliegende Werk findet sich in der Allg. Literatur-Zeitung von 1785 : \"\"Wien, bey Hertel: Geographisches Spiel für die Jugend von S.L. Hegrad. 124 S. Ein klein Büchelchen in rothem Bändchen, mit zugehörigen Kärtchen, in rothem Futterälchen, das sich unter den pädagogischen Quincallerie Waaren unsrer Zeit nicht übel ausnimmt.\"\" Weltweit war für uns kein vollständiges Exemplar der vorl. Auflage feststellbar; die 2. Auflage von 1788 (mit identem Umfang) ist in einem einzigen vollständigen Exemplar erhalten. Zu Friedrich Hegrad finden sich die genauesten biographischen Angaben bei Kodek: Mitglieder der Wr. Freimaurer-Logen 1742-1848, S.100f. Hegrad hielt bei der Aufnahme Mozarts am 14. Dezember 1784 die Logenrede.\" Versand D: 15,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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         Oeuvres complètes

      - Paris. Jean-Baptiste Cussac. 1783-1805. 25 volumes in-8, plein veau blond, 1 filet en encadrement sur les plats, dos à nerfs ornés, pièces de titre et tomaison en maroquin rouge et vert. Edition des oeuvres complètes de Plutarque dans la traduction de Jacques Amyot, illustrée de 22 figures, dont 1 frontispice, par Borel, de Fraine, Le Barbier, Marillier, Moreau etc., Les oeuvres comprenant les Vies des hommes illustres, les Oeuvres morales et les Oeuvres mêlées, avec les notes et observations des abbés Brotier et Vauvilliers.Exemplaire bien complet des 3 derniers volumes parus plus de 20 ans après les premiers.Cette traduction est un monument du français, constamment salué de Montaigne à Céline.Ex-libris manuscrit Em. Boully sur tous les tomes.Pièces de titre et tomaison légèrement dissemblables. Nombreuses coiffes supérieures frottées. Quelques éraflures sans gravité sur quelques plats.Cohen 810. 1264 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         John boydell print made by D.Lepiniere after the painting of Aelbert Jacobsz Cuyp painting

      John boydell 1783 - the famous Dutch painter Aelbert Jacobsz Cuyp , his paintings were the subject of a lot of engraving and etching but what's specific about this one is the fact that there is no trace left for this painting other than this engraving made by the famous French engraver D.Lerpiniere and sold by the famous print dealer and engraver too John boydell and it had his stamp on it and dated 28 July 1783 ,even this print it maybe the only know copy survived until now ,the painting believed to be painted in his early career 1640 and it has all Aelbert Jacobsz Cuyp painting style from the landscape to the light of sun rise or sun set to the animal and the chocolate box art ,so this is a very rare piece of the history of this big painter that there is no chronologic line for his art work is made yet cause he hardly dated his painting , plus on this print John boydell said it in the print it self that this print is the same size of the real painting ,.21/16 inches ,please feel free to ask if you have any question [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Histoire physique, morale, civile et politique de la Russie ancienne [-moderne].

      Versailles and Paris Clousier for Blaizot Froulle and Maradan -94 1783 - Seven volumes including 6 volumes 4to (27 x 21 cm) and an atlas volume folio (55 x 36 cm), comprising Russie Ancienne (vols 1-3), Russie Moderne (vols 1-3). Histoire de la Russie Ancienne: Vol 1: .Half-title, title, [2], viii, XX, 510, [2] pp., with 2 maps including one folding, 29 plates; Vol. 2: Half-title, title, xxiv, 560, [4: errata and Avis au relieur] pp., 29 plates including 4 double-pages; Vol 3: Half-title, title, vi, [2], 748 pp., 7 plates. Histoire de la Russie Moderne: Vol 1: Half-title, title, viii, 536, [4] pp., a large folding map (of the Empire), a double-page map, a portrait plate, 10 tables incl. 9 folding; table 9 bound at end of vol; Vol 2: Half-title, title, 620 pp., 6 plates; Vol 3: viii, 424 pp.; occasional spotting and browning, sometimes heavier in margins, quire Kk in Ancienne-I misbound and a closed marginal tear repaired. Atlas (50.4 x 33.6 cm): 38 plates and 16 letterpress tables; plan of St. Petersburg with small loss restored -- in all 114 plates and maps engraved under Née's direction mostly after Chevalier (portraits) and Lespinasse (views), and 26 tables. Text in contemporary mottled calf gilt, spine in 6 compartments with raised bands, red and green morocco labels lettered in gilt to second and fourth, marbled endpapers, atlas in recent half-calf over marbled paper bound to match. First edition of this encyclopædic work on Russia, with the celebrated atlas with fine views here in the preferred folio format. Leclerc, actually Nicolas-Gabriel Clerc (1726-98), was doctor to the Duc d'Orleans. In 1759 he went to Russia where he first became doctor to Kirill Grigorievich Razumovsky, the celebrated last hetman of Cossacks. Leclerc spent almost twenty years in Russia, mostly Moscow, and returning to France in 1777 where Louis XVI recognised his merit. He wrote many medical works, but is now mostly known for his Histoire de Russie. Published after Leclerc put his numerous papers and notes in order, it documents all aspects of Russian life under Catherine the Great, publishing for the first time detailed data on the Russian army, economics, commerce etc. The atlas volume contains fine plates after various talented artists, mainly Louis Nicolas de Lespinasse (1734-1808) who drew his views mostly after Makhaev's celebrated engravings of St. Petersburg and the palaces around the city. The views of Russian provincial cities were inspired by very rare Russian engravings instigated by the Russian Academy of Sciences and produced in the late 1760s partly under Makhaev's supervision. These views and plans include 1. St. Petersbourg (plan surveyed 1753, engraved by P.F. Tardieu); 2. Vue de la Bourse et du Magasin des Marchandises (after Lespinasse); 3-6. Vue des bords de la Neva (after Lespinasse). 7. Vue de L'Amirauté et de ses environs (after Lespinasse). 8. Vue du Nouveau Palais (after Lespinasse). 9. Peterhoff (after Lespinasse).10. Vue d'Oranienbaum 11. Maison de Plaisance (Tsarskoe Selo after Lespinasse); 12. Plan de Kronstadt; 13. Vue de la Ville de Novrogorod 14. Vue de la Ville de Tver, 15, Plan of Moskou 16. Vue de Cazan; 17. Vue de Ville de Tobolsk; 18.Vue de la Ville de Catherinebourg; 19. Vue de Kiakta. The other plates include costumes, antiquities, regional maps and printed tables. Brunet III, 916; Cohen-Ricci 614; Hoefer X, 829-30. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Historia de la Real Biblioteca de S. M. establecida en Madrid por Felipe V. y amplificada por el rey N.S. Carlos III. Su Fundación, Progresos, y Estado actual hasta el presente año de 1783. Noticia de sus Bibliotecarios Mayores, y de otros Individuos de ella. Catálogo Razonado de las obras que ha dado á lúz. Por D. Juan Antonio Pellicer official de la misma R[ea]l Biblioteca.

      Calligraphic manuscript in ink on paper. Spain, 1783. - [100] pages. 18 lines per page; occasional footnotes. (210 mm. x 155 mm). Marbled endpapers. Contemporary dark green calf, gilt; inner gilt dentelle; edges gilt; lightly worn. An unpublished calligraphic manuscript tracing the history of the Spanish Royal Library from its founding in 1712 by Philip V, first Bourbon king of Spain, to its extension by his son Carlos III. The creation of the library under initial difficulties and uncertainties is described in detail in five chapters preceded by an historical introduction explaining that the manuscript was compiled in 1783 at the request of the acting chief librarian, Juan Manuel de Santander (1712-83). Chapter I traces the provenance of the books and codices from the private library of Charles II and distinguished church collections, and sets out the first statutes approved by King Philip V; chapter II contains a new plan with the modified 2nd statutes approved by King Carlos III who announced his intention to establish a Royal Press as part of the Royal Library on 19th June 1761; chapter III discusses the achievements of the principal librarians to date: Gabriel Álvarez de Toledo y Pellicer, historian and poet (1662-1714), Juan de Ferreras (1662-1735), Blas Antonio Nasarre y Ferriz, Cervantes scholar (1689-1751), and Juan Manuel de Santander y Zorilla, the most innovative and celebrated bibliographer of them all, who served from 1761 to 1783; chapter IV, entitled ‘Catalogo Razonado de las obras que se han impreso en la Real Biblioteca en tiempo de D.Juan de Santander’ covering 38 pages of text, constitutes the first Catalogue Raisonné of books printed at the Royal Library under Santander’s directorship: these were distinguished by a new type face especially developed for him. To achieve his aim of providing the Royal Library with its own independent type (n.1) Santander had commissioned the engraver Gerónimo Antonio Gil (1731-98), an outstanding artist trained at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, to produce a new type face with a variety of characters designed by the Royal palaeographer and calligrapher Francisco Javier de Santiago Palomares (1718-96). In the final chapter V the author briefly discusses the researches of Pablo Lucas, the antiquarian director of the Royal Library; at the end he refers to the death of his mentor, Juan de Santander on 23th September 1783, for whom he had written this work, praising his unique contribution to the Royal Library for creating the new type faces for the books thus printed in the Library. The calligraphy might be the work of Palomares himself (who is repeatedly mentioned in the text), or by a pupil. The author, Juan Antonio Pellicer (1738-1806), bibliographer and noted Cervantes scholar, is best known for his contribution as co-editor of the new redaction of Nicolás Antonio’s Bibliotheca Hispana Nova (1672) printed by Joaquin Ibarra (1783-88), for his critical life of Cervantes printed by Gabriel de Sancha (1800), and for his redaction of the authoritative annotated 5 volume edition of Don Quijote (Sancha 1797-98); he also wrote a revolutionary Essay on Spanish translators printed by Sancha in 1778, a Discourse on the Antiquities of Madrid (Antonio de Sancha 1791), and an analysis of the medieval population of Madrid at the time of the Christian Reconquest from the Arabs printed in 1800. Pellicer entered the Royal Library in 1762 under the tutelage of the new chief librarian, Juan Manuel de Santander. In 1802 after four decades of faithful service he was appointed Dean of Royal Librarians; in the same year he was also made a Knight of the Order of Carlos III , the highest honour awarded in contemporary Spain. The manuscript is in excellent fresh condition throughout. From the library of Don Luis Jesús Fernández de Córdoba y Salabert, 17th duke of Medinaceli (1880-1956) with his engraved bookplate inside front cover (Stern). (1) (Gil had cut the type for the famous 1780 edition of Don Quixote printed by Joaquin Ibarra). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         A PROPERTY JUDGMENT FOR DON MANUEL LEANDRO BERNA Y MUÑOZ

      [Zaragoza?]: September 8, 1783. This 18th century legal document is contained in a pretty paper wrapper from a leading firm in Orléans, an important center for the production of decorative papers. Pierre-Fiacre Perdoux (fl. 1771-1805) was a bookseller and printmaker who had apprenticed with Jean-Baptiste Sevestre, the chief "dominotier," or decorated paper maker, in that city. The name "dominotier" was applied to French producers of decorative papers used for bookbinding because they had originally made their money printing religious pictures. Perdoux went into business for himself in 1771, and acquired Sevestre's business in 1780. The Olga Hirsch Collection of Decorated Papers at the British Library has a specimen of Perdoux's work that sounds similar to our wrapper: "a floral and dotted-diamond pattern printed in blue and hand-coloured in pink" with the pattern number 416 (Hirsch J 1397); the Rijksmuseum has a blue and white checkered Peyroux paper with the pattern number 104 (object #RP-D-2009-12). Our wrapper is almost astonishingly crisp and bright, looking much as it did the day it was printed.. 296 x 205 mm. (11 3/4 x 8"). XIII pp. CONTEMPORARY FRENCH DOMINOTIER PAPER WRAPPERS printed with a fruit and floral design hand-colored in red, blue, and green, lower cover imprinted "A Orleans Chez Perdoux. No. 384."Official ink stamps on pp. 1 and XII.Wrappers with half a dozen tiny wormholes and a couple of small light brown stains on lower cover, faint vertical crease down the middle, otherwise a fine example, very clean and fresh, in a remarkably well-preserved wrapper.This 18th century legal document is contained in a pretty paper wrapper from a leading firm in Orléans, an important center for the production of decorative papers. Pierre-Fiacre Perdoux (fl. 1771-1805) was a bookseller and printmaker who had apprenticed with Jean-Baptiste Sevestre, the chief "dominotier," or decorated paper maker, in that city. The name "dominotier" was applied to French producers of decorative papers used for bookbinding because they had originally made their money printing religious pictures. Perdoux went into business for himself in 1771, and acquired Sevestre's business in 1780. The Olga Hirsch Collection of Decorated Papers at the British Library has a specimen of Perdoux's work that sounds similar to our wrapper: "a floral and dotted-diamond pattern printed in blue and hand-coloured in pink" with the pattern number 416 (Hirsch J 1397); the Rijksmuseum has a blue and white checkered Peyroux paper with the pattern number 104 (object #RP-D-2009-12). Our wrapper is almost astonishingly crisp and bright, looking much as it did the day it was printed.

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         Reise nach Ostindien und China vom Jahr 1774 bis 1781

      Orell, u.a., Zürich 1783 - Indien. – Sonnerat, P. Reise nach Ostindien und China vom Jahr 1774 bis 1781. (Aus dem Französ. von J. Pezzl). 2 in 1 Bd. Zürich, Orell etc., 1783. 4to (27:22,5 cm). Mit 2 gest. Titelvign. u. 140 (20 gefalt.) Kupfertaf. XII, 268 S., 1 Bl. Buchbinderanw.; X S., S. 3-214, 1 Bl. Buchbinderanw. Mod. HKunstldr. Cordier, BS 2102; Walravens 196; Griep-L. 1309; Nissen, IVB 886; Stafleu-C. 12.452; Henze V, 183. – Erste deutsche Ausgabe der berühmten zweiten Reise Sonnerats durch Indien, Malediven, Ceylon, Philippinen, Molukken, China, Burma, Madagaskar u.a. Bd. 1 behandelt Indien, mit sehr schönen Kupfern von Gewerbe, Festlichkeiten, Riten und Götterbildern; Bd. 2 behandelt Ostasien, hierzu vor allem Kupfer von Vögeln und Pflanzen. Alle Tafeln gehen auf Zeichnungen des Autors zurück. – Etwas gebräunt, stellenw. stärker; vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig; letzte Bll. etwas wasserrandig; gegen Ende mit zugelegten kl. Wurmgängen u. löchern, dadurch hier u. da geringer Buchstaben- oder Bildverlust. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Histoire des différents peuples soumis à la domination des Russes, ou Suite de l'Histoire de Russie. Deux volumes.

      De Bure l'Aîné, Paris 1783 - Reliure cuir. Titre doré. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; with critical observations on their Works

      For C. Bathurst et al., 1783 - Engraved portrait frontispiece after Reynolds Four volumes Some foxing to end-papers and occasionally elsewhere, but a lovely copy; ownership inscription to front free end-papers The only edition revised by Johnson. Contemporary tree calf, spines elaborately gilt with red leather labels gilt [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Tableau de Paris

      Sans nom, Amsterdam 1783 - 2 vols. in 1: xvi, 188; [4], 208 p. 22 cm. Full leather. Spine has gilt trim, raised bands. Spine ends and hinges repaired. Corners worn. Bookplate of former owner on front pastedown and ink signature on front free endpaper and p. 1 of book 1. The French dramatist and writer Louis-Sebastien Mercier wrote a great many plays, pamphlets, and novels but is perhaps best remembered for this guide to Paris printed on the eve of the Revolution. Earlier authors had described Paris's monuments and the lives of its wealthy elites, but Mercier was the first to try to capture in words the aspects of everyday life. Mercier's writing influenced Balzac and other nineteenth-century French novelists and continues to serve as a major source of social and cultural history for historians. Another two volumes were printed in 1788. French text. Note bookplate of Sir William Paxton, businessman and Welsh Member of Parliament. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Heemse. Hof- bosch- en veldzang. In vier zangen. Utrecht, Wed. J. van Schoonhoven, 1783.

      - 8º (20,7x13,3cm): pi1 * 4 A-H 8 I 4Pagination: [2] 8, 134 [2] pp.Half leather binding, with signature of Utrecht professor M. Tydeman on the flyleaf. Title on the spine. Engraved title page with vignette by J. de Wit. Jansz. and four headpiece vignettes after drawing by D.S. v/d Laan with images of the 'Huis te Heemse' and its forests and fields. Lit: Anema, Een vergeten dichteres uit de achttiende eeuw (Clara Feyona van Sytzama) (Amsterdam 1921); Van Raesfelt van Sytzama, Heemse. Hof- bosch- en veldzang. Heruitgave met inleiding en aantekeningen door K. Oosterkamp (Hardenberg 1990); Van Veen, De soeticheydt des buyten-levens, vergheselschapt met de boucken. Het hofdicht als tak van een georgische literatuur (Den Haag 1960) p.103-106 Bundle of poems by Clara Feyoena van Sytzama (Leeuwarden 1729 - Heemse 1807). In 1750, the poetesss married nobleman and war official Isaac Reinder, baron of Raesfelt. In 1753, the couple moved into his property in Heemse near Hardenberg (Overijssel), which Clara Feyoena would not leave until her death. Although the absence of an intellectual community in her place of residence gave her very little inspiration, she started writing again when she met Arnout Vosmaer (1720-1799), head of the art and nature cabinets of stadtholder Willem V. Around 1774 she wrote this bundle of poems, attributed to her two grandchildren: Reinhart Izaak and Maria Clara, who she raised after the passing of her daughter. Although the book is dated in 1774, it first appeared in 1783. That could certainly have been influenced by the critique that fellow scholar Arnout Vosmaer had presented upon an earlier version by her request. As opposed to her many predecessors in this genre, van Sytzama has incorporated many personal elements in her poetry, and also stretched her description beyond the edges of the garden; also the forests and fields are sung of. L3488

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         Saggio sopra l'Antica Storia de' primi abitanti dell'Italia dell'Avvocato Giuseppe M.a. Galanti

      nella Stamperia della Società Letteraria e Tipografica - Napoli, 1783. ITALIANO 0,33 Volume della seconda metà del XIX secolo in 8°, buono stato, coperta in cartone rigido, su dorso tassello in pelle con decorazioni e caratteri incisi in oro, talloncino adesivo con catalogazione bibliotecaria, cima, piede e punte leggermente consumati, abrasione, macchie, fioritura sparsa, tagli appena bruniti, pagine discretamente conservate con marginalia, alcune con macchia d'umidità. Cifre scritte a matita su foglio di guardia. Frontespizio con delicata marca tipografica incisa in nero, timbro, azzurro, ex libris "Biblioteca del Marchese Tommasi". Presenta segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Eleganti cornici tipografiche incise in nero. All'interno, su cartoncino, perizia, del 1990, di "PeucetiaStudio Bibliografico di Vincenzo Luisi". USATO

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         Constitutions des treize Etats-Unis de l'Amérique.

      chez Ph.-D. Pierres, A Philadelphie et se trouve à Paris 4228 - A Philadelphie et se trouve à Paris, chez Ph.-D. Pierres, Pissot, 1783. In-8 (190 x 122) de [2] ff., 540 pp. Plein veau marbré d?époque, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre de maroquin grenat, tranches marbrées (reliure de l?époque). EDITION ORIGINALE française de la Déclaration d?indépendance des Etats-Unis d?Amérique qui avait paru en anglais en 1781 et dont Chadenat affirme qu?elle est rare (Bibliothèque de feu M. Ch. Chadenat, 5941). Elle contient la traduction de la Constitution officielle des Etats-Unis donnée par le duc Louis-Alexandre de La Rochefoucauld sur l?instigation de son ami Benjamin Franklin, alors ambassadeur des États-Unis en France, la Déclaration d?Indépendance, les article de confédérations entre les états et les Traités d?amitiés et de commerce avec les différentes puissances.Sur le titre se trouve utilisé pour la première fois un fleuron représentant le grand sceau des États-Unis composé d?une aigle (le fameux pygargue à tête blanche dans sa première version beaucoup plus rudimentaire) accompagnée de la devise E pluribus unum, qui sera par la suite adoptée par le Congrès américain. On remarque également 13 étoiles symbolisant les 13 colonies indépendantes unifiées en un seul pays (New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvanie, Delaware, Maryland, Virginie, Caroline du Nord, Caroline du Sud, Géorgie).Exemplaire de la bibliothèque des frères «Xavier et Vincent Giubega» avec leur ex-libris manuscrit biffé sur le titre.Intéressante provenance que celle de deux membres renommés d?une famille corse intime des Bonaparte. Provenance qui se fait plus significative encore quand on sait que Xavier Giubega se distingua par son courage lors de l?assaut de Calvi par les anglais. La nation américaine fut un modèle et une alliée naturelle de la France contre les anglais et la révolution américaine, qui mena à la guerre d?indépendance contre la Grande-Bretagne, fut très proche de la lutte des corses pour leur indépendance. Nul doute que les Giubega et les Bonaparte étaient admiratifs des indépendantistes américains ; le futur empereur eut d?ailleurs ces mots pour George Washington :«nous partageons les travaux de Washington, nous nous réjouissons de ses triomphes [?] Sa cause est celle de l?humanité.»Petites restaurations aux coiffes, coins, mors et aux deux premiers feuillets atteints de mouillures avec une petite lacune avec perte de lettre sur le titre.Bel exemplaire.Bibliothèque de feu M. Ch. Chadenat, 5941.Sabin, 16118.

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         The New Comprehensive and Complete History of England

      London - Alex Hogg, 1783 Book. GOOD ONLY due to. Hardcover. A comprehensive history work on England. This is the second edition of this work which was first published the previous year. Adorned with an engraved frontispiece and an additional105 plates. Collated, complete with all plates including the folding map ofthe United Kingdom. Collation taken from Copac and ESTC. Illustrations to this work comprise of fascinating portraits and scenes from throughout history. Loosely inserted is a cut out of a woman in a dress, likely to be from apage of a c19th century women's periodical. This work is a 'full accurate, comprehensive and impartial account of all the most remarkable transactions, memorable events, and singular occurrences in which the English have been concernd, from the remotest period of time to the present very important crisis'. . 'also with a faithful chronological account of all the monarchs who have swayed the British Scepter and other illustrious personages who have rendered themselvesconspicuous by their valours. 'With two leaves of subscribers to the rear. Edward Barnard wasa headmaster and college head at Eton. He had a reputation for spotting and brining out talents in the young. Under him the number of boys at Etongrew from 350 to 550. (Oxford DNB). A scarce work, particularly in this clean and complete state. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, worn. Front hinge and joint have failed with the board detached. Front endpaper is also detached but present. Rear joint and hinge are tender and may detach with further handling. Prior owner's inscription attached with a nail to the rear endpaper. Patches of rubbing to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. 'Remarkable Weapons and Implements from the First inhabitants of England' plateis somewhat soiled with severe loss to edges. It is also disbound and loosely inserted to work. As is 'Various Weapons & Implements of War Which have been employed against the English by different enemies deposited in the Tower of London' plate. Small closed tears to the 'A New Map of England Divided Into Its Counties From The Latest Surveys. . ' plate. Tidemarks to the 'Unfortunate Death of Major Andre' and 'The Rioters of London' plates, most visible to the rear of plates. Several of the plates throughout have been cropped so that they are lacking thebottomthird of plate, not affecting the image. Pages are generally bright with the occasional spot. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to binding..

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         Autographs of the Presidents of the United States of America." A finely bound collection from George Washington to Franklin D. Roosevelt

      - Autographs mounted to album leaves, with autographs of Truman and Eisenhower loosely inserted. Manuscript title-leaf. 4to [12 x 9 inches (31 x 24 cm)]. A complete series of autographs of the first 34 Presidents of the United States, from George Washington to Dwight Eisenhower, in a lavish binding incorporating presidential insignia. Each signature is mounted to an album leaf with a facing portrait. Examples of signatures are taken from envelopes, letters and clipped ends of letters, free franks, and documents, including: WASHINGTON, GEORGE. Large signature on cover addressed to Major General Knox as Secretary of the Society of the Cincinnati, [Rocky Hill, New Jersey], November 3, 1783. Dates from the end of the war, and within weeks of Washington's resignation as Commander of the Continental Army ADAMS, JOHN. Clipped signature "J Adams," evidently from late in life JEFFERSON, THOMAS. Clipped signature MADISON, JAMES. Franking signature on envelope addressed to the Reverend Frederick Freeman, Manayunk, PA MONROE, JAMES. Clipped signature with two line closing salutation in his hand JACKSON, ANDREW. Land grant signed, registering the purchase of 20 acres in Detroit LINCOLN, ABRAHAM. Clipped signature from a check ROOSEVELT, THEODORE. Clipped signature as acting secretary (likely of the Navy); ROOSEVELT, FRANKLIN D. Typed letter signed as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, February 15, 1917. Complete list available on request. Full red morocco by Riviere & Son, upper cover centered with large presidential seal featuring gilt eagle and white and blue morocco onlay, lower cover centered with large arms and motto of George Washington also gilt with onlay above gilt facsimile signature of Washington, centerpieces within quintuple gilt rule, star emblems at corners, spine gilt-ruled and lettered, blue morocco doublures with gilt facsimile signatures of presidents, blue silk endpapers, a.e.g. Cloth chemise and morocco backed slipcase Autographs mounted to album leaves, with autographs of Truman and Eisenhower loosely inserted. Manuscript title-leaf. 4to [12 x 9 inches (31 x 24 cm)] [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Oeuvres. 22 volumes.

      Cussac, Paris 1783 - Traduit du Grec par Jacques Amyot. Reliure cuir, dos orné. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Recueil de gravures pour les oeuvres de Lesage et Prévost d'Exiles

      - Hôtel Serpente, Paris 1783 - 1785, Pet. in-4 (16,5x22,5cm), relié. - Collezione composta da ritratti Lesage e Prevost, 32 figure per lavori di Lesage e 77 cifre per il lavoro Prevost d'Exiles per Hotel Serpente, 109 tavole non tagliate e montate su schede. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Recueil constitué des portraits de Lesage par Guélard et Prévost par Fiquet, de 32 figures pour les oeuvres de Lesage et de 77 figures pour les oeuvre de Prévost d'Exiles à l'Hôtel Serpente, soit 111 planches non rognées et montées sur onglets. Certaines planches sont numérotées à la plume. Les figures sont gravées par gravées par Dambrun, De Launay, Delvaux, Delignon... 2 figures jointes et libres de Macret pour les oeuvres de Lesage. Reliure en plein velin moderne. Dos lisse. Titres dorés. Salissures et frottements. Le portrait de Lesage est jauni. Certaines planches ont un format plus petit, mais dans l'ensemble elles sont de 14x22cm et les figures 8x13,5cm.  

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         Benjamin Franklin

      January 8, 1783. Autographed letter signed by Jonathan Williams, grandnephew of Benjamin Franklin, acting as his agent, measures 71/2" x 9". The letter written by Williams is 2 1/4 long, then is endorsed by "JNB". It also contains the writing of a third hand which is a copy of the original letter enclosed by Williams, for a total of 3 1/4 pages. The letter is in very good condition with minor toning around the edges and the usual folds. It is an excellent representation of what was occurring in Europe and the United States of America during this period. The letter in full: (Letter to Benjamin Vaughan) "My dear Friend/ Nantes, Jan. 8, 1783/ I hope you are now with your amiable Lady enjoying all the Secrets of domestic happiness with a pleasing addition to your Family. I beg you will make my best Wishes acceptable to her though I have not had the Honour to know her. Time which produces many strange Things may perhaps give me an Opportunity of cultivating her acquaintance. / I beg you will read the enclosed Letter to Lord Shelburne then Seal and deliver to him. I think the matters I have stated to him will be deemed worthy his Lordships attention, for it is certain every good Minister should detest these Piratical Acts, and I am inclined to think his Lordship will be pleased that he has an Opportunity of showing to the World his disapprotation of Acts which were not only permitted but rewarded by his predecessors. If the Brig & Cargo is returned pray represent the propriety of the Brig having protection as far as Nantes when the will be as she was, or let her be sold & the amount remitted me./ I will make no apology for traveling you because independent of motives of Friendship to me I am sure your Heart will always take a warm part in favour of the injured. Its against Traitors of any kind. At any Rate let me request you to assist Capt. Birrel in gaining his Liberty and finding his Way hither. I am uncertain whether this will meet you in Paris in London, if in the former City pray take the last method of Conveyance, if in the latter do me the favour to deliver it yourself. / I am dear Friend / most sincerely Affectionately / yours, / Jon Williams"

In a different hand “Pray forward the enclosed to Capt Birrell and let him have what Cash he may want. JNB (?)”

In another hand “copy of a letter from Mr. Jonathan Williams of Nantes to Capt Birrel of the Brig Trio, at Kinsale. /Nantes Jany 9, 1782/ Sir / I am sorry to hear of your misfortune, not on account of the loss I suffer by it, but for the manner in which it is occasioned. I am confident the Justice of the British Administration will not only preserve your Liberty, but restitute my Property. You will therefore stick by the Brig toll she is finally condemned or returned, I follow the Orders of my Friend Benjamin Vaughan Esq, who will supply you with what money you may want. / I am Your friend & Servant/ (signed) Jon Williams."

Jonathan Williams (May 20, 1751 – May 16, 1815), American businessman, military figure, politician and writer, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, a grandnephew of Benjamin Franklin. He became Chief of Engineers of the Army Corps of Engineers, was the first superintendent of West Point, and was elected to the Fourteenth United States Congress. Williams spent most of the period from 1770 to 1785 in England and France, where he assisted Franklin with business affairs and served as a commercial agent in Nantes, France.

Benjamin Vaughan (1746-1900) Born in Jamaica to Samuel Vaughan, a merchant and planter, and Sarah Hallowell, a native Bostonian, Vaughan was raised in London and educated at Cambridge and Lincoln's Inn. At university, he fell in with the coterie of Joseph Priestley, Benjamin Franklin, Jeremy Bentham, and William Petty, the Earl of Shelburne, and took on many of their unorthodox, perhaps radical political, social, and religious views. Whether a product of his own colonial origins or his contact with Franklin, Priestley, and Price, Vaughan took a particularly keen interest in American affairs, advocating reconciliation throughout the Revolutionary conflict. In 1783, as a result of his connections to then-Prime Minister Shelburne and his association with Franklin (having seen to the English publication of the first volume of Franklin's political writings), Vaughan was dispatched to Paris to mollify Franklin and the American negotiators and assure them of good English intentions. Although he was barred as a dissenter from any official role in the negotiations, Vaughan played an important unofficial role in quickening the closure of the treaty and the formalization and recognition of American independence. As Vaughan's political and diplomatic star was rising, his improbable pursuit of the hand of Sarah Manning, the daughter of an ardent Tory, led him to study medicine in Edinburgh to establish his name as a reputable suitor. Although he never completed his studies, he did marry Sarah in 1781, joining her father's mercantile business shortly thereafter, and he maintained an active interest in medical affairs for much of the remainder of his life. He remained loyal to Shelburne after Shelburne's departure from the ministry in 1784, and was elected to represent Calne in Parliament in 1793. However in the backlash against republicanism, Vaughan's political views and his sympathy for the French Revolution conspired to make him unpopular and when war with France erupted in February, 1793, he began to feel the heat. As a result, when called before the Privy Council in May, 1794, he decided to move to America, where his popularity was undiminished, by way of France. Ironically, as a foreign national arriving in Paris during the most radical phase of the Revolution, he was immediately arrested and imprisoned. Released in July, Vaughan remained in Switzerland and France for over three years before receiving a passport to join his wife and children in the United States.


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         Sobesednik liubitelei rossiiskogo slova, soderzhashchii raznyia sochineniia v stikhakh i v proze nekotorykh Rossiiskikh pisatelei, chast' X [Colloquium of Lovers of the Russian Word, containing various writings in poetry and prose by certain Russian writers, part 10]

      St. Petersburg: izhdiveniem Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk, 1783. Octavo (21.8 × 12.7 cm). Early twentieth-century quarter leather over five raised bands; marbled paper-covered boards and endpapers; fore and lower edge apparently unresized; 176, [2] pp. Engraved allegorical title vignette. Small private owner label removed from front pastedown; a few leaves lightly foxed, else very good. An attractively-bound copy of issue ten of this famous literary periodical, of which sixteen parts appeared in total in 1783-1784. The journal was published by the Academy of Sciences at the behest of Catherine the Great and in close cooperation with Princess Ekaterina Dashkova (1743-1810), a confidante of Catherine and one of the leading figures of the Russian Enlightenment. "Sobesednik" is unique for being the first attempt to publish only original Russian works, rather than relying in large part on translations of foreign texts. Its influence on Russian literature and language was quite significant and Dashkova and her co-editors were able to involve some of the leading Russian writers of the time, including Gavrila Derzhavin, Ippolit Bogdanovich, Dmitri Fonvizin, Vasilii Kapnist, Ermil Kostrov and Mikhail Kheraskov. The journal also contained numerous original works by Catherine the Great herself, which at times constituted over half of its content. After some controversy the publication ceased after sixteen months. "Long after it had ceased publication it was still cherished by the Russian intelligentsia as a landmark in Russian literature, and although Catherine wrote so much for its pages, it remained Dashkova's journal" (Ian Grey, Catherine the Great). This tenth issue contains the first publication of a humorous ode to immortality, "Khochu k bessmert'iu priiutit'sia", by Aleksandr S. Khvostov's (1753-1820) a Russian diplomat and official who was active as a tranlator and writer and a friend of Derzhavin. Bitovt 2038. KVK, OCLC show complete, or nearly complete, copies only at Columbia, Danish National Library, Harvard, NYPL, and Göttingen, and single volumes at Amherst, Urbana Champaign, and Wisconsin.

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("Jas Duane"), to Col. Robert Troup, about a Mr. Westly(?) and his occupation of a farm purchased from Duane in 1779

      Manour Livingston [New York] 1783 - 1 page. Docketed on verso. 4to. "I have just receiv'd Information from Mr. Westly, father in law to Mr McDugale, that his farm and furniture have been seized . He entered into an agreement to purchase that farm from me in the year 1779 but never has performed a little of his Contract & consequently has no title. He has besides been supplied by my overseer with sundry articles of which I have no account & there is a claim laid in to some of their sheep as belonging to his wife's relations. I believe all that belongs to him will do little more than pay a reasonable Rent for the farm . All I request is that no advantage may be taken of my Distance from the place, and that you will be pleased to furnish me with a state of the Demand & the proceedings."An active member of the Revolutionary generation, James Duane (1733-1797) served as a delegate to the Continental Congress, New York state senator, post-colonial mayor of New York city, and the first U.S. Federal District Judge from New York. He was also one of the founders of the New York Manumission Society, which sought to abolish slavery in the state, as was this letter's recipient, Robert Troup (1754-1832). A lawyer and land agent, Troup was college roomate, friend, and advisor of Alexander Hamilton. Some minor staining, tipped to mount

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