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        Pièce signée par le commandant des troupes aux Indes, Bussy-Castelnau.

      - 1 pièce signée 1 In-folio (grand) 30/09/1783 Grande vignette armoriée et titres sur une demi-page. En-tête : Isles de France et de Bourbon et Indes Orientales. document plié en deux Ordre donné à un capitaine de vaisseau d'embarquer M. de Saint-Pardon, capitaine du corps royal d'artillerie, «de le recevoir à son bord en qualité de passager aux frais du Roi pour le rendre en Europe». Commandant les forces françaises terrestres et maritimes aux Indes, il combat les Anglais aux côtés de Dupleix et Suffren, de 1740 à 1785. Avec une poignée de Français et 10 000 Indiens, il réussit à conquérir la province de Carnute. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Of the Imitation of Christ: in Three Books. Translated from the Latin of Thomas a Kempis by John Payne

      London: Printed, Philadelphia: Re-printed by Joseph Crukshank, 1783. Second American edition. 12mo. Modern panelled calf, red morocco label. Some light browning and soiling of text but good copy. Second American edition. 12mo. Second American edition of this classic work (following the exceedingly rare Sauer edition of 1749) but the first American edition of Payne's translation. Curiously, the DNB dates the first edition of Payne's translation as 1785. Includes "The Ingenious and Pious Author of The Amaranth, a Collection of Religious Poems, printed 1767, gives the following Account of Thomas à Kempis" preceding the text. This work was first translated into English by William Atkinson and published in 1503 by the Duchess of Beaufort. Evans 17992; Parson, Catholic Americana 45; Library Company of Philadelphia "First American Editions" 9 (for the earlier edition); not in Finotti. For the 1473 edition: PMM 13

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      Madrid: Por Don Antonio de Sancha, a 1800.- 1783 - 19 vol (20 - 339 p.) (XXVIII - 339 p.) (XXIV - 382 p.) (XLVIII - 569 p.) (XXXVIII - 525 p.) ( 658 p., 1 h.) ( 425 p.) (448 p.) ( 4 h., XXIV - 506 p., 1 h.) ( 3 h. 376 p., 1 h.) ( 452 p., 1 h.) ( XXXI - 435 p.) (XXXIII - 462 p., 1 h.) (501 p.) (2 h., 495 p. , 3 estados plegados.) ( 4 h., 424 p., 1 h. A p. 248 1 lam.) ( 2 h., 540 p., 1 estado plegado) ( 2 h., 481 p.) ( XVI - 687 p.); 21 x 15 cm.- Pergamino. Buen estado de ocnservación. Tiene algunas débiles manchs de huemdad que no afectan al texto. Está completo. Solo falta el volumen XX que fue editado en 1805. Historia España

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      Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany: Joseph Wolffischen, 1783. folio, 750pp., 24pp. index, 136pp.; VG; bound in brown leather, paneled spine with no lettering; front board decorated with metal in the four corners, diamond in the center; remnants of two clasps present, two metal hooks on fore edge of front board, two torn leather strips bound into rear board; moderate rubbing to boards; newer endpapers; title page has had a strip of paper approximately 1.25 inches (3.5cm.) high torn off of the bottom, primarily including the entirety of the publication information. It has been repaired with the backing of another sheet on that portion. There is a small tear in the middle of the page that is backed by a piece of paper on the verso, and so barely impacts the legibility of the words; complete collation: endpaper, title page, 2pp. table of contents, 4pp., 750pp., 24pp. index, title page, 6pp., 136pp.; separate title page with separate pagination; page 110 misprinted as 100, 160 as 142, 217 as 21, 271 as 217, 523 as 532, 524 as 534, 554 as 454, 732 as 571, only the page number impacted; small repairs on pages 165/166, 571/572, 633/634, 649/650, 687/688, 701/702, 705/706, 719/720, 1/2; illustrated pages beginning parts two and three on pages 165 and 567. The pagination between pages 566-571 appear to be missing a page, as is usual with this edition; ffep partially detached; profusely illustrated with over 800 black and white woodcut illustrations, including genre scenes, individual plants and animals, and distilling apparatus; Adam Lonicer was a German botanist who studied at Marburg and the University of Mainz, obtaining his Magister degree at sixteen years of age. After becoming a Doctor of Medicine in 1554, he became the town physician in Frankfurt am Main. His true interest though was herbs and the study of botany. His first important work on herbs, the Kräuterbuch, was published in 1557, with a large part dealing with distillation. He married Magdalena Egenolff, the daughter of Christian Egenolff, his Frankfurt publisher and a printer who specialized in herbals. The work that made his name famous is this popular herbal, the Kräuterbuch. Lonicer provides us with one of the early descriptions of local flora as well as being one of the first to differentiate deciduous trees from conifers. shelved case 4. Dupont.

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        Der Herren Stephan und Joseph von Montgolfier Versuche mit der von ihnen erfundenen aerostatischen Maschine. Ein Auszug aus der französischen Beschreibung des Herrn Faujas de Saint-Fond.

      8. 6 Bll., 140 S., 1 Bl. Mit 8 Kupfertafeln und 1 gefalt. Tabelle. Pbd. d. Zt. Alter Besitzeintrag am Tit. Die Taf. im äußeren Seitensteg knapp beschn. Verinz. gering fleckig u. wenige kl. Randläsuren. Fromm 8819 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Die franz. Ausgabe erschien im Jahr davor. Seltene, frühe Beschreibung der ersten Versuche und Ballonfahrten der Brüder Montgolfier. Die Tafeln zeigen technische Details, das Befüllen der Ballons, den ersten Aufstieg in Versailles 1783, die erste bemannte Fahrt in Paris 1783, das Luftschiff des Jesuiten Lana in Brescia , 1670 u. a

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        D "Vue du Marchè de l'Hopital et de la petite Eglise Ste. Gertrude".

      - altgouachierter Kupferstich n. u. v. Jean ( Johann Georg ) Rosenberg b. Morino & Company, dat. 1783, 38,8 x 64 Ernst, Rosenberg, J.G., Nr. 12; Kiewitz 1047; Rave, Nr. 9. - 1. Zustand ( ohne Dedication und Nummerierung ) - Der Spittelmarkt im Jahre 1780. Vor dem 2. Weltkrieg einer der belebtesten Plätze von Berlin. Mittig im Bild die alte "Spittelkirche", die Gottesdienststelle des St. Gertraudt - Hospital, die 1881 abgerissen wurde. - Schönes, breitrandiges Blatt. - Ausgabe mit dem Gouachenkolorit von Niegelssohn. - Restauriert.

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        Disertacion descriptiva de la Hilaza de la Seda, Segun el Antiguo Modo de Hilar, y el nuevo Llamado de Vocanson.

      Por Joseph y Thomas de Orga, Valencia 1783 - 4to, pp. [xvi], 185, [1]. Contemporary speckled sheep, marbled endpapers. Some light spotting, a few marginal stains. Rebacked, hinges relined, corners worn, a few scrapes to boards. Booklabel of Thomas Seabrooke to front pastedown, old library label to verso of flyleaf, with an ownership inscription dated [18]61 below it. A significant and scarce work on the production of silk in Valencia, by the vicar of Foyos, Francisco Ortells y Gombau. Following the reforms and inventions of Jacques de Vaucanson in France (including his anticipation of Jacquard with a punch-card automated loom), Spanish authorities attempted to revitalise the local silk industry by forcing adoption of his methods and machinery, including the grant of Vaucanson wheels to those who raised and spun enough silk. The Board of Commerce and Agriculture of Valencia went on to encourage local priests to promote the use of Vaucanson's method, with Ortells y Gombau's contribution proving so effective as to be published by the order of the Board. Ortells y Gombau is clear on the benefits of the new methods, accusing the local spinners of refusing the wheel because it prevented them from adulterating their silk with oil to increase its weight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Hartford: Printed and sold by Nathaniel Patten, 1783. - 208pp. 12mo. Expertly bound to style in tree calf, red morocco label. Small areas of restoration to two leaves. Very good. Without the folding map, as usual. The first American book on Hawaii and the northwest coast of America, and the only American account of Cook's third voyage. John Ledyard was the only American to serve on Cook's third voyage, aboard the Resolution, as a corporal of marines, and witnessed Cook's death in Hawaii, as he was one of the oarsmen of the boat Cook took ashore. On the expedition's return all the journals were retained by the British Admiralty, but after he returned to his family in Connecticut, Ledyard was persuaded to rewrite his journal from memory, which was then published. Although believed by some to be based partially on Rickman's narrative, Ledyard's journal contains information not available elsewhere, including the first published description of the Russian settlement at Unalaska. "Ledyard is an important figure in the history of American contacts in the South Seas. Not only was he the first New Englander in the Pacific, but he went there with the great Captain Cook, and was with him when Hawaii was discovered. Ledyard visualized in the minutest detail the northwest coast- China trade" - Hill. He went on to carry out some remarkable overland journeys before accidentally killing himself in Cairo by drinking vitriol. Ledyard's JOURNAL is a noted rarity and copies with the map are almost unknown in today's market (and possibly not issued with all copies). HOWES L181, "d." STREETER SALE 3477. EVANS 17998. SABIN 39691. WICKERSHAM 6556. LADA-MOCARSKI 36. FORBES 52. HILL 991. SABIN 39691. BEDDIE 1603. JUDD 108. REESE, BEST OF THE WEST 14 (note).

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        Recherches sur l'influence de la lumière solaire pour métamorphoser l'air fixe en air pur par la végétation. Avec des expériences et des considérations propres à faire connoitre la nature des substances aëriformes.

      Genf Chirol 1783 - (19,5 x 12 cm). XXXII, 385 (richtig 381) S. Halblederband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. "This work was intended as a continuation of the author's 'Mémoires'" (Duveen). "Senebier. was the first to observe that in sunlight such plants absorb carbonic acid gas and emit oxygen while manufacturing a substance with a carbon base" (DSB). - Vereinzelt gering gebräunt. Einband leicht berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt sauberes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - DSB 12, 308; Partington III, 281 B; Duveen 546; Poggendorff II, 904; Pritzel 8607; Sotheran II, 14817; Bolton 828; Cole 1200 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GESCHIEDENISSEN DER VEREENIGDE NEDERLANDEN voor de Vaderlandsche jeugd (25 vols complete)

      Amsterdam: Allart. VG set. Orig full brown calf, gilt lettered leather spine labels. 1783-95. 1st editions.. Hardcover.. VG set. 13x8(cm). About 250pp each. Vol 1 with fold out hand colored map. A total of 274 full page b/w plates after Buys. . IN DUTCH. Most vols with binder's instruction for plate placement. Collated plates, BUT: minor glitch in vol 4 plate numbering. Plates correctly labeled but numbered wrong. There are two plate ones, twos, threes & fours and one each of 5, 6, 7 & 8; for a total of 12; all 12 are different views or portraits. No other vol with similar fault. Covers with minor wear, few hinges tender, few spine ends pulled some. Still a clean, attractive set with uniformly tight bindings. Silk page markers. Contents quite good, few margin tears & chips, pastedowns w minor glue browning. Owner's names front & back, misc pencilled notations front & rear. Notations mostly about # of plates, etc. Text NEAR FINE: no foxing, soiling, staining; perhaps some very minor aging. Map with few fold line tears in the margins. VERY SCARCE! No copies sold in the last 100+ years in the world's major book auctions, according to American Book Prices Current (ABPC). WorldCat finds only three copies. .

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        Frédéric-Auguste 1er de Saxe, souverain humble.

      - 1 lettre autographe signée 3 In-4 01/11/1783 En Français. Ancienne collection Léon Muller. très bon Lettre amicale du futur roi de Saxe, pleine d'humilité. Il fera tout ce qui sera en son pouvoir pour mériter l'estime de son correspondant. «Tel que Rome augmenta toujours en grandeur quand Carthage sa rivale se trouva encore brillante, vous me servirez toujours, mon ami, à me faire bien juger par tout ce que vous me dites, ce qui me manque encore et ce qu'il faudrait ajouter pour mériter votre approbation. La plus grande de mes études est celle de tâcher à découvrir toujours mes défauts. Je l'envisage comme le moyen le plus utile pour devenir plus parfait et j'ai remarqué que quand on a le courage de se présenter tout nu, l'horreur qu'on prend pour ses imperfections, l'humilité de se sentir inférieur à tant d'autres, nous donne tout de suite plus de force pour entreprendre de meilleures actions, que quand l'on croit avoir déjà achevé sa tâche et se trouver au pinacle de la perfection [.] ; quand le voile n'est pas levé ou pour mieux dire que le nuage épais ne s'est point dissipé et nos yeux par conséquent pas entièrement dévoilés, nous n'arriverons jamais [.]». Roi de Saxe (1806-1827), duc de Varsovie (1807-1815), fidèle allié de Napoléon. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        POLDARK Historical Fiction Series by Winston Graham PAPERBACK Collection Set 1-3

      Ross Poldark: 1783-1787Demelza: 1788-1790Jeremy Poldark: 1790-1791 . New.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. 2 Platten v. J.E. Mansfeld nach B. Hueber und J.A. Pfaundler, "Provincia Arlbergica. Sequentes Comitatus, aliosque Dominatus Austriacos, Brigantinum nempe, Hoheneckensem, Veldkirchensem, Bludentinum, et Sonnenbergensem in se complectens, una cum Intermextis pro parte etiam Feudo Austriacis Territoriis Imperialibus Alto-Amisiensi, et Lustnaviensi, item Blumeneckensi, ac sanct Geroldensi".

      - dat. 1783, 115 x 65 cm (H) Austria picta 24.3; Dörflinger, Österr. Karten des 18. Jh., S. 67; Descriptio Austria, S. 180 ( Tafel 58). - Sehr seltene Karte von Vorarlberg, Blasius Hueber ( 1735 - 1814 ) erhielt vom österr. Kaiser ( Josef II ) den Auftrag, eine Karte des Vorarlberger Gebietes im Massstab der von ihm bereits geschaffenen Tirolkarte zu erstellen. Die Vorarbeiten dauerten von Juni 1771 bis Oktober 1774. 1776 war die Reinzeichnung der Karte beendet, doch es dauerte noch weitere sieben Jahre, bis 1783 gedruckt werden konnte. Die Karte war ein Meilenstein der österr. Karthographie und sie galt über Jahre hinweg als die genaueste der Gegend. Die Titelkartusche befindet sich links oben, am unteren Rand Erklärungen zu den Zeichen und eine Ansicht des Bodensees ( mit Bregenz ? ) - Zustand: Die Karte ist in 30 Segmenten alt auf Leinwand montiert, durchgehend leicht gebräunt und hat in den Ecken kleine Löcher. Mit dünner Lackschicht. Auf der Rückseite Bibliotheksstempel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DE PAA JÆGERSPRIIS VED MINDESTENE HÆDREDE FORTIENTE MÆNDS LEVNETS=BESKRIVELSER (2 vol. Del 1 och 1:a häftet i del 2). (Allt som utkom)

      Inbunden bok. August Friderich Stein 1783 / Johan Fredrik Schultz 1794, Köpenhamn. (14)+450 / (8)+248 s. + (i band 1) 27 planscher, varav en utvikbar + 1 halvtitelblad i kopparstick. Slitna samtida halvfranska band. 27,5x20,5 cm. Huvudsakligen rena och snygga inlagor men ställvis fukt- och lagringsfläckar. Titelblad och förord till del 2 med lagringsfläckar. Dansk text.

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        Kaiserlich-Königliche Patente, und Zirkularien welche seit der merkwürdigen Regierung Josephs des Zweyten in Publico, Politicis, & Ecclesiasticis in der Edlen von Trattnerischen Hofbuchdruckerey sind gedruckt worden.

      Wien, Johann Thomas Edler von Trattner 1783. 4°. Titelbl., 3 nn. Bll. (Vorrede, Elenchus), ca. 300 nn. Bll. Titelblatt mit Wappenholzschnitt, mit e. Kopfstück, e. Schlussvignette u. zahlr. großen Holzschnittinitialen. Pappband d. Zeit, mit gedrucktem Papierschildchen am Rücken (Sammlung der K. K. Patente. I. Band), gering fleckig, etwas bestoßen, einige Wurmgänge in den Innengelenken und im Innenfalz einiger Blätter, Blätter gut erhalten, wenig vergilbt oder fleckig. Seemann 3733 - Sammelwerk mit hundert, 1780 bis 1783 während der Regierung Kaiser Josephs II., bei Trattner einzeln gedruckten Gesetzen und Rundschreiben, mit zusammenfassendem Titelblatt und Verzeichnis der enthaltenen Stücke. Seltener Vorläufer der bekannten, 1788-1791 herausgegebenen, ?Trattnerschen Gesetzessammlung?. Nicht bei GV. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Juridica, Recht, Gesetz, Österreich, Joseph II., Zirkular, Rundschreiben, Zirkularschreiben

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        Nouveau Plan de Paris Avec les Augmentations et Changemens qui ont été faits pour son Embellissement

      Late 18th century map of Paris, mounted on linen, depicting the city and the augmentations and changes that were undertaken in the second half of the century to embellish and improve the city, with an inset showing the suburbs of Paris, and with tables of street names, libraries, and other noteworthy buildings and sites. Some soiling and age darkening, some holes to mounting at joined corners which rarely affect the map itself. 600 x 850 mm, folded to 16mo. Loose, label mounted to one quadrant with hand-written notation "Plan de Paris 1783". 1783 (Les Campions Frères). Brion de la Tour was a prolific 18th-century French geographer and demographer who carried the official title of "Ingénieur Géographe du Roi". He collaborated with Louis Charles Desnos, bookseller and geographical engineer who created globes and spheres for His Danish Majesty. This map of Paris was originally published in 1782 and was updated and republished annually from 1783 to 1788. As of December 2017, WorldCat lists five institutions in North America with holdings of various editions of this map, but not a single holding of the 1783 edition.

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        Il Friuli colla Carnia e Cadorino

      Venezia 1783 - Incisione in rame, colori d'epoca, mm 310x405. Da "Atlante novissimo". Ottimo esemplare con ampi margini. cartografia.

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      [Philadelphia], 1783. Folio leaf folded to [4] pp, each page 7-1/4" x 8 3/4". Several light but large spots, not affecting legibility, Very Good. Docketed on page [4]: "ACT OF CONGRESS- MAY 26TH 1783." The Resolution, entirely in manuscript, is signed in the same hand, 'Chas. Thomson, Secy.' Probably written by George Bond, Deputy Secretary, one of Thomson's assistants. The manuscript Resolution reads, in full: "BY THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED | MAY 26TH, 1783 "WHEREAS BY THE ARTICLES AGREED UPON THE 30TH OF NOVEMBER LAST BY AND BETWEEN THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR MAKING PEACE, AND THE COMMISSIONERS ON THE PART OF HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY, IT IS STIPULATED, THAT HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY SHALL WITH ALL CONVENIENT SPEED, AND WITHOUT CAUSING ANY DESTRUCTION, OR CARRYING AWAY ANY NEGROES OR OTHER PROPERTY OF THE AMERICAN INHABITANTS, WITHDRAW ALL HIS ARMIES, GARRISONS & FLEETS FROM THE SAID UNITED STATES, AND FROM EVERY PORT, PLACE & HARBOUR WITHIN THE SAME.-- AND WHEREAS A CONSIDERABLE NUMBER OF NEGROES BELONGING TO THE CITIZENS OF THESE STATES HAVE BEEN CARRIED OFF THEREFROM, CONTRARY TO THE TRUE INTENT AND MEANING OF THE SAID ARTICLES-- "RESOLVED, THAT COPIES OF THE LETTERS BETWEEN THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF & SIR GUY CARLETON AND OTHER PAPERS ON THIS SUBJECT BE TRANSMITTED TO THE MINISTERS PLENIPOTENTIARY OF THESE STATES, FOR NEGOCIATING A PEACE IN EUROPE, AND THAT THEY BE DIRECTED TO REMONSTRATE THEREON TO THE COURT OF GREAT BRITAIN, AND TAKE PROPER MEASURES FOR OBTAINING SUCH REPARATIONS AS THE NATURE OF THE CASE WILL ADMIT. "ORDERED, THAT A COPY OF THE FOREGOING RESOLVE BE TRANSMITTED TO THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF AND THAT HE BE DIRECTED TO CONTINUE HIS REMONSTRANCES TO SIR GUY CARLETON, RESPECTING THE PERMITTING NEGROES BELONGING TO THE CITIZENS OF THESE STATES TO LEAVE NEW YORK, AND TO INSIST ON THE DISCONTINUANCE OF THAT MEASURE "/SIGNED/ "CHAS THOMSON SECY COPY" Excepting minor punctuation differences, this manuscript copy is identical to the printed version in the Journals of the Continental Congress for May 26, 1783. The printed Journal records that the Resolution was introduced on May 26, "On motion of Mr. Hamilton, seconded by Mr. Izard." Alexander Hamilton, then a Member of the Continental Congress, would later assist in founding the Society for the Promotion of the Manumission of Slaves in New York. Hamilton had urged the enlistment of black soldiers in the Continental Army and the emancipation of those soldiers. But his position on slavery was nuanced, at least to the extent that anti-slavery scruples did not hinder his personal ambition: he had married into a wealthy slaveholding family, the Schuylers. Though he may not have owned slaves himself, he participated in transactions for their purchase and sale. See, DuRoss, 'Somewhere in Between: Alexander Hamilton and Slavery.' [15 Early America Review, No. 1, Winter-Spring 2011]. Ralph Izard, who seconded Hamilton's motion, was a South Carolina slaveholder who, motivated by ideology as well as self-interest, supported African slavery. On June 2, 1783, General George Washington transmitted the original Resolution to Sir Guy Carleton. "Your Excellency will be pleased to notice the purport of this Act," he wrote, "and I am persuaded you will consider it with that attention which you shall judge the nature of its object requires." [Letter reproduced at Vol. 16, 'Documenting the American South', pages 874-875. See, also, Calendar of the Correspondence of George Washington. GPO. 1906, pages 659 and 660]. Carleton had replaced General Henry Clinton as Commander of British Forces in America. He would oversee the evacuation of British troops, Loyalists, and freed slaves from New York. During the War, the British had successfully recruited American slaves, who were promised freedom in exchange for service in the British army. American objections to the manumission of those slaves lay at the heart of the May 26 Resolution. "As the British prepared for their final evacuation, the Americans demanded the return of American property, including runaway slaves, under the terms of the peace treaty. Sir Guy Carleton, the acting commander of British forces, refused to abandon black Loyalists to their fate as slaves. With thousands of apprehensive blacks seeking to document their service to the Crown, Brigadier General Samuel Birch, British commandant of the city of New York, created a list of claimants known as The Book of Negroes [including] 3,000 to 4,000 African Americans Loyalists who boarded ships in New York bound for Nova Scotia, Jamaica, and Britain." []. We have searched diligently for another manuscript copy of this Resolution, but without success. The original manuscript, written and signed by Thomson, was conveyed to George Washington for his negotiations with Carleton. It appears in the 'George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799; Series 4. General Correspondence, 1697-1799. Image 1072.' It is referenced in the 'Calendar of the Correspondence of George Washington.' GPO. 1906, page 659. Not located on online sites of OCLC, AAS, Boston Athenaeum, Society of the Cincinnati, Huntington, Newberry, NYPL, Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Princeton.

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        Bemerkungen über Gegenstände der physischen Erdbeschreibung, Naturgeschichte und sittlichen Philosophie auf seiner Reise um die Welt gesammlet. Uebersetzt und mit Anmerkungen vermehrt von dessen Sohn und Reisegefährten Georg Forster.

      Berlin Haude & Spener 1783 - (20,5 x 12,5 cm). VI, 20 (2) 560 S. Mit 2 mehrfach gefalteten Kupferkarten und 1 mehrfach gefalteten Tabelle. Halblederband der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. Erste deutsche Ausgabe seiner "Observations" von 1778. Durch die zahlreichen Anmerkungen von Georg Forster und das von ihm selbst verfasste 5. Hauptstück ist das vorliegende Werk auch als vollständige Neubearbeitung anzusehen. - An der zweiten Weltumsegelung Cooks nahmen nach der Abweisung von Joseph Banks dafür Johann Reinhold Forster und sein Sohn Georg teil, denen allerdings anschließend der Auftrag für die Abfassung des offiziellen Reiseberichtes entzogen wurde. Forster veröffentlichte seine "Observations" daraufhin auf eigene Faust. "Ich liefre in gegenwärtigem Werke diejenigen Bemerkungen, welche ich, auf meiner Reise um die südliche Halbkugel, über verschiedene Gegenstände der Natur, zu sammlen Gelegenheit gefunden habe" (Einleitung). - Behandelt werden Flora, Fauna, Klima, geographische Funde und insbesondere die Sitten, Bräuche, Religion, Kunst und Sprachen der Südseebewohner. Bemerkenswert ist auch die Tabelle der Südseesprachen. - "Mit seinen 'Observations' gehört er zu den gültigen Anregern der Geographie des 18. Jahrhunderts, den Peschel 'weit bedeutender als den Sohn' einschätzte, sah er doch in ihm den ersten Reisenden, 'welcher einen physikalischen Ueberblick über die von ihm geschaute Welt gegeben und die höchste Verrichtung eines Geographen, nämlich den wissenschaftlichen Vergleich am frühesten geübt hat'" (Henze). - Die sehr große und oft fehlende Faltkarte zeigt die südliche Halbkugel, die kleinere Faltkarte die Südsee-Inseln "nach den Begriffen der Taheitier und ihrer Nachbarn". - Titel mit Stempel der Bibliothek Haltenbergstetten. Stellenweise leicht gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. Einband gering berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt schönes und dekoratives Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. - Henze II, 265; Fiedler, Forster 73; Sabin 25132 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Doctrina de morbis oculorum

      Rudolph Graffer, 1783. 8vo (cm.19,7), 236 pp., 2 cc.nn. Vignetta al frontis. Legatura coeva in piena pelle con nervi, ricchi fregi e titolo oro al dorso. Tagli rossi. Eccellente esemplare. Seconda rara edizione. Wellcome, IV, 401. Non in Blake

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        Carte Géneral de Etats du Roi de Sardaigne

      Artist: Faden William (d) ; issued in: London; date: (d)1783 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Very good; - size (in cm): 51 x 54; - description: map of the properties of the King of Sardinia, south of Lake Geneva; - 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 Works of Dr. Edward Young. Vols. I - III, V & VI

      London: A. Mallard et al, 1783. New edition. Leatherbound. Good. 5 vols. out of 6 (vol. IV missing): 222; 246; 271; 215; 221 p. 18 cm. 3 b&w engraved plates. Leather. Chipped spine ends, worn corners, a little scuffing, some hinges cracking. Vol. l I front free endpaper has top part missing. Includes biography at beginning of vol. I, essays, and poetry, as well as one volume of plays (Busiris, King of Egypt; The Revenge; The Brothers).

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        Orlando Furioso:

      London: Printed for the Author: sold by C. Bathurst; T. Payne and Son; J. Dodsley [and nine others, all London],, 1783. Translated from the Italian... with notes: by John Hoole. 5 volumes, octavo (216 x 134 mm). Contemporary tree calf, gilt banded spines, red morocco labels and numbering ovals, single-line gilt border on sides, yellow edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Hoole by Anker Smith after Frances Reynolds (sister of Sir Joshua), vignette arms of Harry Verelst at head of dedication (Verelst was an administrator in India whom Hoole knew through the East India Office) and 7 engraved plates (fine profile portrait of Ariosto by Hall, "Ariosto's Chair and Inkstandish", 5 plates of scenes (by Bartolozzi after Angelica Kauffman, Collyer after Stothard, Blake after Stothard, Heath after Metz, Caldwall after Hamilton). Engraved armorial bookplates of Thomas Sneyd Kynnersley (1774-1844) of Loxley Park, Staffs. Vol. IV chipped at head of spine, vol. I with touch of worming at foot of back joint, shallow scratches to covers of vols. II and III. An attractive set, with the errata leaf at the end of vol. V. First Hoole edition in a very appealing provincial binding, a little maladroit but all the more engaging for that. The plate in volume III is signed by William Blake as engraver and shows "Orlando in a fury tearing up trees" (Keynes). John Hoole (1727-1803), "enjoyed languages and studied Italian for pleasure" (ODNB) and his version of Ariosto's masterpiece was published by subscription (acknowledged in his Postscript to volume V where he mentions the generous support of members of the East India Company). "Hoole's most striking liberty was, uniquely among English translators of Ariosto, to abandon the verse form of the original for a 'native' one, in this case the heroic couplet, whose appropriateness as a vehicle for a work of mixed register such as the Furioso the translator intelligently defends. Hoole's choice of metre has been much criticized, and it is true that his version of the Furioso differs radically from the original in pacing and emphasis. It is equally true, however, that Hoole's renunciation of the constraints of the octave, coupled with his breezy attitude to abridgement, allow him to move through the narrative with a debonair ease that at least distantly evokes the airiness of the original, avoiding moments of overstuffing that afflict even the best of the octave translations... The popularity this translation enjoyed in its day is... tribute to its zest and readability" (Peter France (ed.), The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation, 2001, p. 481).

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        A new, accurate and compleat terrestrial globe,

      accompanying the Geographical Magazine. Originally laid down by Mr. James Ferguson, F. R. S. Improv'd by G. Wright, and made by W. Bardin, Fleet Street, London. Published as the act directs by Harrison & Co., No. 18 Paternoster Row, Augt. 1st, 1783 (cartouche). Published by G. Wright & W. Bardin Jan'y 1st 1782 (inscription at South Pole). Terrestrial globe 9 inches in diameter, engraved gores and two polar calottes with original hand colouring over papier mache base,  graduated equator, ecliptic and Greenwich meridian, the oceans with an analemma, ocean currents, monsoons and showing the tracks of numerous explorers; hand-engraved calibrated brass meridian ring, engraved calendrical paper horizon ring with zodiac laid on wood, supported on the original stand of four turned wooden legs united with cross-stretchers. A very fine example with no obvious signs of restoration, a rich and warm patina, recent lacquer expertly applied for conservation. A fine eighteenth century globe which shows the tracks of Cook's three voyages, the place of his death in Hawaii only four years prior noted with detail, the voyages of Clipperton, Anson also marked, the island of Tasmania joined to the mainland of New Holland, the Antarctic region described as being 'insurmountable fields & vast mountains of ice'. Bardin's 9 inch terrestrial globe was originally available for purchase by subscribers of the Geographical Magazine. Upon a second payment a celestial globe was also available. "The Bardin family was among the greatest globe makers in London from the late eighteenth through the early nineteenth century. The patriarch of the family, William Bardin (d.1798), began globe production in the 1780s. The decorative labels on the globes claim that the globes are improved, and in a book published in 1783 Wright explains the improvements. His innovation was to print hour circles into the globes around the poles, to print the hours around the equator, and to place small brass pointers between the globe surface and the meridian ring. This allowed the globes, without hindrance of a brass hour circle attached to the meridian ring, to be inserted within their stands so that 'the new discoveries, tracks &c. may be clearly traced by the eye over all parts of the globe in a manner more conspicuous than maps will admit of'.[1] Wright updated the cartography and added the routes of Captain James Cook's voyages of exploration between 1769 and 1779, along with the location where Cook was killed in Hawaii. The Globes were produced by William Bardin as a promotional gift for William Frederick Martyn's The Geographical Magazine, or a New, Copious, Compleat and Universal System of Geography, which Harrison published in parts beginning January 1, 1782. Subscribers were offered a pair of globes free. The price of the magazine was 2 shillings 6 pence per month. After buying the first 20 editions readers could acquire a terrestrial globe, and after the 40th edition they could claim its partner, the celestial globe." - State Library of New South Wales website ( Eighteenth century globes in fine condition such as this are rare in the market. References: SUMIRA, Sylvia. The art and history o globes. London : The British Library, 2014, pp. 156 - 159 (illustrated). DEKKER, Elly, et al. Globes at Greenwich: A Catalogue of the Globes and Armillary Spheres in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. London: Oxford University Press and the National Maritime Museum, 1999, pp. 262-263 DEKKER, Elly and van der Krogt, Peter. Globes from the Western World. London: Zwemmer, 1993.  pp. 114-116. National Maritime Museum [UK].

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        Description des expériences de la machine aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier. - Und: Derselbe. Premiere suite de la description des expériences aérostatiques de MM. de Montgolfier. 2 Bände.

      Paris Cuchet -84 1783 - (19,5 x 11,5 cm). XL, 299 (3) S., 2 Bll. Supplement/ (2) 366 (2) S. Mit 14 Kupfertafeln und 1 gefalteten Tabelle. Halblederbände um 1900. Erste Ausgabe mit dem zweiten Band "Premiere Suite". - "Faujas de Saint-Fond (1745-1819), ein hervorragender französischer Naturwissenschaftler, war zugleich der Förderer und Geldgeber der Montgolfiers und auch ihr Chronist. Er setzte eine Subskription in Gang, um ein Experiment zu wiederholen, das sie im Juni 1783 durchgeführt hatten, als sie nämlich eine 'in einem Sack eingeschlossene Wolke'. in Annonay mit Erfolg hatten aufsteigen lassen. In Wahrheit war es eine Kugel aus Zeltleinwand mit 35 Metern Umfang, worin die Luft durch ein Strohfeuer erhitzt wurde. Faujas de Saint-Fonds 'Beschreibung.' war der erste Bericht über diesen Flug und wurde noch im gleichen Jahr geschrieben und veröffentlicht. Er ist die erste ernsthafte Abhandlung über die Ballonschiffahrt als praktisch durchführbare Möglichkeit" (PMM). - Die ersten drei Blätter des ersten Bandes jeweils mit kleinem Loch (mit minimalem Textverlust). Zwei weitere Blätter mit Randausrissen (ohne Textverlust). Tafeln teils etwas knapp beschnitten. Eine Tafel von Band 1 etwas fleckig und aufgezogen, eine mit hinterlegtem Einriss. Insgesamt sauberes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar. - PMM 229; Slg. Oberst von Brug 65; Liebmann-Wahl 978, Fliegt Mit III, 151; Dibner, Heralds of Science 179 (mit abweichender Kollation); Norman 770 (nur Band 1); Tissandier 21 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Versuch einer vollständigen Geschichte vorzüglicher Holzarten in systematischen Abhandlungen zur Erweiterung der Naturkunde und Forsthaushaltungs-Wissenschaft. Zwei Bände in drei Teilen.

      Berlin: Pauli, 1783 - 1800. hardcover. Mit gest. Frontispiz, 2 gest. Titelvignetten, 2 gest. Widmungsblättern und 44 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Vorrede von Johann Gottlieb Gleditsch. Gr.-8vo. Pappbände der Zeit mit handgeschr. Rückentitel auf Band 1, XVIII, 492 S., XXIV Tafeln; XXII, 234 S., 1 Bl., IX Tafeln; 344 S., Tafeln X - XX. Johnston 551. Nissen BBI, 301. Pritzel 1385. Stafleu/Cowan 925. Einzige Ausgabe. Der erste Band behandelt die Buche, der zweite "die einheimischen und fremden Eichenarten". Die Tafeln zeigen nicht nur botanische Details nach sorgfältigen Zeichnungen des Verfassers, sondern auch Anwendunsbeispiele für die Hölzer, u. a. im Schiffbau. - Die einfachen Einbände mit handgeschriebenem Rückentitel bzw. Nummerierung. An den Rücken braunfleckig, einige Flecken bzw. Reibstellen auf den Deckeln. Text und Tafeln sauber. Band 2.2 mit 3 Vorbesitzereinträgen (aus einer Familie) in Bleistift.

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        Caracteres et Alphabets de Langues Mortes et Vivantes.

      Paris: Charles Panckoucke, ca. 1783. Twenty-five plates, 12 x 19 inches. Each plate is on a half sheet of paper (with deckles on 3 sides). They are mounted on hinges of the same paper, and bound sidewise (as they would have been originally) into recent black cloth titled "Oriental Alphabets." The mounting allows the plates to lie flat, with no "gutter." Some of the deckles are dusty; there's a stain in two corners of plates 1 & 21. Very good. Languages are ancient and current "Oriental" ones--including Coptic, Arabic, Persian, Siamese, Malabar, Tartares Mouantcheoux, and Scavante (des Lamas du Thibet, ou Boutan). This is a complete set of plates (pages 66-90) from the Encyclopédie Méthodique, a revised and expanded version of Diderot's encyclopedia. These plates were re-engraved by Benard from the Diderot plates, and printed on much better paper. Letterforms are shown in varieties of majuscules, cursives, etc. There is no text present.

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        A full and Faithful Report of the Debates in Both Houses of Parliament on Monday the 17th of February and Friday the 21st of February, 1783, on the Articles of Peace

      London: Printed for S. Bladon, 1783. Paperback. Very Good. First printing (1783), disbound, (4) 72, 116 pp, includes half title. Disbound, some foxing and light wear to half title, minor foxing throughout.Complete. Adam 83-37a; Sabin 26142. Reportage on the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris later that year that officially ended the Revolutionary War. RARE. Last time this came up singly at auction was Swann in 2006; it appeared as the best item of a group lot at Sotheby's in 2011 that fetched over 3000 dollars.

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        System der Natur, oder von den Gesetzen der Physischen und Moralischen Welt. 2 Bände.

      Frankfurt und Leipzig 1783 - (20 x 11,5 cm). XVIII (2) 404 S./ (4) 444 S. Dekorative Lederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und 2 farbigen Rückenschildern. Seltene erste deutsche Ausgabe seines berühmten Werkes. - "In diesem Werk verwarf Holbach den kartesianischen Dualismus Körper-Geist und versuchte, alle Phänomene, die körperlichen wie die geistigen, als bewegte Materie zu erklären. Er setzte seinen direkten Angriff auf die Religion fort, indem er nachzuweisen versuchte, daß sie sich gänzlich aus Brauch und Gewohnheit herleitete. Doch das 'System' war kein negatives oder destruktives Buch. Es ging ihm darum, aus einer vollständig materialistischen und atheistischen Grundthese eine Morallehre und eine Ethik abzuleiten" (PMM). - Kleiner privater Stempel auf den Titelblättern. Papierbedingt gering gebräunt. Stellenweise leicht fleckig. Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen. Rückenschilder mit kleineren Fehlstellen. Insgesamt dekoratives Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. - PMM 215 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Le faux lord (Fauxlord). Comédie en deux actes. Représentée devant leurs Majestés Et à Paris, par les Comédiens Italiens ordinaires du Roi, le 6. Decembre 1783. Mise en Musique par M. Piccini. Gravée par Huguet, Musicien de la Comédie Italienne.

      Paris, Chez M. Brunet, Libraire, rue de Marivaux, place du théâtre Italien, Chez le Suisse de l'Hôtel de Noailles, rue Saint Honoré. Et aux adresses ordinaires. A. P. D. R. Imprimé par Basset. (1783). - title page and 210 pp., ex-library copy with stamps on back side of title page, binding rubbed and bumped, front hinge broken, pages stained / foxed and partially a bit creased, some pages with pencil marks / annotations, (Partitur / Full score, French / Italian opera) Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 Folio (ca. 23 x 31,5 cm), bound in contemporary hardcover, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the Pelew Islands, situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean.

      Compiled from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and some of his Officers, who, in August 1783, were there Shipwrecked, in the Antelope, a Packet Belonging to the Honourable East India Company. London: Nicol 1788. With portrait of the Captain, 1 large folded map and 15 plates. 4to. XXVII + [1] + 378 + [1] pp. Weakly foxed copy with wide margin bound in newer halfleather with new endpapers and with original label on spine. Portrait with minor stain in margin. * An account of the Antelope, under the command of Henry Wilson of the East India Company, which ran aground near one of the Pelew Islands and was wrecked. Wilson and his crew reached the islands, and spent time there exploring them, before making their way to Macao and thence to England. Cox II, 302. Hill 160. Day 45. JFB III,195.

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        Description Des Expériences De La Machine Aérostatique De MM. De Montgolfier, Et de celles auxquel. [1]. Suivie De Recherches sur la hauteur à laquelle est parvenu le Ballon du Champ-de-Mars; sur la route qu'il a tenue; sur les différens degrés de pesanteur de l'air dans les couches de l'atmosphère; D'un Mémoire sur le gaz inflammable & sur celui qu'ont employé MM. de Montgolfier; sur l'art de faire les Machines aérostatiques, de les couper, de les remplir, & sur la manière de dissoudre la gomme élastique, &c. &c.; D'une Lettre sur les moyens de diriger ces Machines, & sur les différents usages auxquels elles peuvent être employées .

      Paris, Cuchet. 1783 - 8°. Frontispiz, gestochen von N. de Launay nach einer Zeichnung von Ch. de Lorimier, XL, 299 S., 1 gefaltete Tabelle und 8 numerierte (1-4, 6-9) gestochene Tafeln von Sellier. Schlichter Halbpergamentband des 20. Jahrhunderts mit Kleisterpapierbezügen. Tissandier p. 21. - Brockett 4376 (andere Kollation, 2. ed.). - Cohen-R. 372. - Printing and the mind of man Nr 369. - Erster Druck der ersten Ausgabe, erkenntlich am Datum von 7. November 1783 im Privileg, des ersten wissenschaftlichen Berichtes einer Ballonfahrt. - Bereits 1784 erschien ein leider hier nicht vorhandener 2. Band. Das Frontispiz zeigt den Aufstieg der Montolfière in Versaille vom 19. September 1783. - Frontispiz und die letzte 3 Tafeln mit Randunterlegung. Blatt 241/42 mit einem restaurierten Einriss. Handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk auf dem Titel und auf dem Vorsatz. - Sehr breitrandiges unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Sprache: Französischanzösisch [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Opera omnia]: Praelectiones in duodecim libros Codicis Justiniani Imp

      apud Joannem Baptistam Costantini, 1783. Pp. xii, 376; 388. Insieme a: PEREZIUS ANTONIUS. Commentarius in quinque et viginti Digestorum libros [... In Institutiones juris civils - Jus publicum, quo arcana et jura principis exponuntur]. [TOMUS III]. Stessi dati tip. Pp. 284. Cinque parti (con tre frontespizi autonomi) in un volume di cm. 37. Primo frontespizio in rosso e nero. Leg. coeva in piena perg. rigida con titoli ms. al dorso, tagli spruzzati. Ben conservato. Antonio Perez (1583-1672), celebre giureconsulto spagnolo, insegnò per lungo tempo in Belgio; ricoprì anche incarichi militari che frammentarono in modo considerevole la sua attivitò accademica. Quest'edizione raccoglie i commentari a Codice, Digesto, Istituzioni e gli opuscoli di diritto pubblico. Cfr. Iccu. .

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        Additiones Legales Hispanicae ad Bibliothecam R.P. Fr. Lucii Ferraris per Alphabeticum Auctoris Ordinem Distributae, Hodiernis, Antiquisque Ordinationibus, Tam Castellae quam Indiarum Acommodatae. Opus Utilissimum et Necessarium Omnibus RR. Archiepiscopus, R. Episcopis, eorum Vicariis, Abbatibus, Judicibus, Regularibus, Parochis, Advocatis & utriusque juris Professoribus

      Matriti: Ex Typographia Petri Marin, 1783. Second Edition. Leather bound. Very good. [14], 530, pp. 4to. Full vellum (with ties). Spine title fading. Wormholes in left margin. Pages bright. Bibliography of the library of Lucius Ferraris, canonist of the Franciscan Order. Ferraris was the author of the much respected encyclopedic 'Prompta Bibliotheca' (Bologna, 1746).

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        Ueber die bürgerliche Verbesserung der Juden. 2 Bände. 3 Bl., 200 S.; Titel, 376 S. Halblederbde d. Z. mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung (Band 1 stimmig nachgebunden).

      Berlin und Stettin, Friedrich Nicolai, 1781-1783. - Erste Ausgabe der grundlegenden Programmschrift zur Emanzipation der Juden in Deutschland. Auf Anregung Moses Mendelssohns verfasst, der auf diese Weise versuchte, ein Hilfsgesuch unterdrückter Elsässer Juden weiterzuleiten. Dohm kritisiert u.a. die rechtlichen und sozialen Beschränkungen, auch durch die existierenden 'Judenordnungen', und nennt dies als Grund für deren gesellschaftlichen Status, der damit nicht auf angebliche Eigenarten als Volk oder als Religionsgemeinschaft zurückzuführen sei. Erst durch Gleichberechtigung können die Juden aus ihrer beruflichen wie gesellschaftlichen Diskriminierung befreit und so zu gleichberechtigten Staatsbürgern gemacht werden. Damit beeinflusste Dohm Vertreter der Menschenrechte wie Mirabeau, durch deren Engagement die Französische Nationalversammlung 1791 die Gleichstellung der französischen Juden beschloss. Das Buch provozierte zahlreiche ablehnende und zustimmende Schriften und entfachte eine breite Diskussion. Im Anhang, S. 154-200 der Abdruck von: 'Mémoire sur l'etat des juifs en Alsace'. Der zur Neuauflage des 1. Bandes (1783) erschienene 2. Band ist eine Verteidigung der Grundschrift mit Einbezug einiger Urteile und Kritiken. "Dohm reviews the history of the Jewish people in exile in order to point out the constant deterioration of their situation as a consequence of oppression and attacks. To eradicate the evil and abolish its consequences, Dohm suggests a series of measures for improving the situation of the Jews and hence their character. His opinions had wide reverberations and provoked stormy debates" (Encyklop. Jud, VI 152f.). – Vollständig mit beiden Bänden in erster Ausgabe; meist fehlt der 2. Band oder Band 1 liegt in der 2. Auflage von 1783 vor. Band 2 teils etwas stockfleckig. Gutes Exemplar. Selten. – Fürst I 210. Goed. VI 285, 9, 4, Wolfenbüttel, Nicolai-Kat. 247 und Borst 410 (alle nur Teil 1). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Specimen monachologiae methodo Linnaeana. Tabulis tribus aeneis illustratum, cum adnexis thesibus.

      Augsburg: Alois Merz, 1783. perfect. Sehr gut. Mit 3 Kupfertafeln von J. Schaff. Kl.-4to. (ca. 25,5 x 20,5 cm). Broschur der Zeit, mit Umschlag aus patroniertem Goldbrokatpapier, 24 Bll. BLKÖ 2, 71 ff. NDB 2, 466 f. Weller 447. Lipperheide 1867. Hayn-Gotendorf V, 340. Erste Ausgabe. - Beißende satirische Charakterisierung von Mönchen, als zoologisches Bestimmungsbuch nach Linné gestaltet. Born (1742-1791) war für 16 Monate selber Mitglied des Jesuitenordens, studierte danach zunächst Jura, dann Naturwissenschaften und entwickelte sich zu einem gefragten Mineralogen und Bergwerksfachmann, Mitglied mehrerer bedeutender Akademien. Der liberale Aufklärer und Illuminat (Ordensname: Furius Camillus) war für seinen Witz und Scharfsinn bekannt. "Als Führer der Freimaurer in Wien spielte er eine bedeutende gesellschaftliche Rolle im Zeichen der Aufklärung. B. ist der "Sarostro" der Zauberflöte. Von dieser Einstellung ist seine temperamentvolle, wenig delikate Satire "Specimen Monachologiae" (1783) gegen die Klöster beherrscht, die in antiklerikalen Kreisen große Verbreitung erfuhr" (NDB). - Der schöne Umschlag leicht fleckig, mit wenigen kleinen Abschabungen. Kl. Etikett mit alter Signatur auf dem Vorderdeckel. Innen etwas gebräunt und stellenweise ebenfalls fleckig, Titel mit kl. Randausbesserungen.

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        Congetture su i sogni

      Stamperia Reale, Parma 1783 - In-8 (250x120 mm.), pp. (8), 66, (2). Dedicatoria a stampa al marchese Agostino Manara (dalla quale si evince il nome dell'autore). Esemplare nitido e a pieni margini legato in cartoncino decorato moderno. Prima e unica edizione di questo ingegnoso trattato sulla spiegazione dei fenomeni onirici in cui l'autore, sacerdote piacentino sostenitore delle tesi di Condillac, ritenne di poter spiegare il temperamento degli uomini attraverso l'anamnesi dei loro sogni. I tipi bodoniani conferiscono non poco pregio a questa stravagante operetta. Bibliografia: Brooks, 236. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Discurso instructivo sobre las ventajas que puede conseguir la industria de Aragón Con la nueva ampliacion de puertos concedida por S.M. para el comercio de América.

      1783. . 1783 - Imprenta Real. . . 1 Vol. . 162 + 9 tablas desplegables pp. Cuarto Mayor. Plena Piel. . Curiosidad. Estudio de las relaciones de comercio de Aragón con América. Pequeña huella de humedad en 4 últimas páginas .

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        Storia delle arti del disegno presso gli antichi tradotta dal tedesco e in questa edizione corretta e aumentata dall'abate Carlo Fea giureconsulto

      dalla Stamperia Pagliarini, 1783. Tre volumi di cm. 27, pp. (4) xcvi, 451 (1); 427 (1); xii, 604. Con bellissime vignette ai frontespizi, decine di testatine e finalini n.t., 64 magnifiche tavole f.t. incise finemente in rame. Primo volume: tavole disegnate da Piale, Dominici e Pignatari, incise da Bossi, Tinti, Cunego, Petrini, Baroni, Carettoni e Mochetti. Secondo volume: tavole disegnate da Piale e Salesa, incise da Dassori, Bossi, Mochetti, Carattoni. Terzo volume: tavole disegnate da Piale e Dolcibeni, incise da Carattoni, Faccenda, Campana e Bossi. Stupenda legatura coeva in piena pelle; dorso a 5 nervi con titoli su doppio tasssello e ricchi fregi in oro agli scomparti. Piatti inquadrati da elegante filetto dorato e tagli marmorizzati. Sporadiche e lievi arrossature. Esemplare peraltro fresco e ben conservato. Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768), celebre archeologo tedesco, scrisse numerose opere sulle antichità classiche, tra cui spicca la presente, uno dei principali contributi moderni di storia dell'archeologica (titolo originale: Geschichte der kunst des alternums). Così Cicognara (nr. 59) a proposito di questa edizione: "Queste note illustrano molto la storia delle Arti e resero preziosa l'edizione di Roma. Il ritratto dell'Autore trovasi nel terzo tomo, quello del Cav. D'Azara nel secondo, nel primo e' un frontespizio figurato, e il ritratto egualmente sulla pagina ove incomincia l'Elogio dell'Autore scritto da Heyne: edizione ricca di molte medaglie, monumenti, e vignette, oltre le 48 tavole in rame in fine de' volumi". Rara edizione. Cfr. anche Brunet, V, 1463; Graesse, VII, 461; Iccu..

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        Théorie et nouveaux procédés pour la fermentation & l'amélioration de tous les vins blancs & les cidres ; Pour toutes les années, & particulièrement pour les années froides & tardives.

      Paris, 1783 - Brochage pastiche, sous chemise de papier de parchemin moderne, avec photocopie de la page de titre contrecollée sur le premier plat de la chemise. Bien complet des trois ouvrages réunis publiés entre 1781 et 1783, avec le reçu signé de l?Auteur. Premier texte suivi de : - Avis et leçon à tous les laboureurs, cultivateurs, &c. Ou théorie d?un nouveau système général pour l?administration économique de toutes les parties de l?Agriculture, & principalement des terres labourables, à l?usage de toutes les nations. 1781. 61pp, [1]p.- Les principales bévues des vignerons, aux environs de Paris et partout, ou Avis très important à tous les propriétaires des vignes, pour servir de suite à la méthode de planter & de cultiver la vigne, Joint à l?avis & lecon aux laboureurs, à l?usage de tous les pays, vignobles ou non vignobles. 1782. 43pp.Exemplaire enrichi d?une quatrième plaquette : - Éclaircissemens concernant plusieurs points de la Théorie & de la manipulation des vins. Lettre à MM. les Auteurs du Journal de Paris, contenant la réfutation de leur réponse, à M. le Curé d?H., insérée dans leur Journal du 27 janvier dernier, N°27. Joints, pour autant qu?il y en aura d?exemplaires, aux principales Bévues des Vignerons. 1783. 8pp.Fortes mouillures en marge des pages 59 à 63. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nathan der Weise Ein Dramatisches Gedicht, in fünf Aufzügen BOUND WITH: Wer war wohl mehr Jude? Ein Schauspiel in drei Aufzugen

      Christian Friedrich Voss und Sohn, Berlin, 1779 / Friedr. Gotth. Jacobaer und Sohn, Leipzig, 1783., Berlin / Leipzig - Two books bound together. Paper covered boards. boards are worn at all edges, corners, scuffed. 158 x 106 mm. Nathan der Weise: [4], 240 pages. This is an early printing, but not the 1st printing of the 1st edition, with its as misspelling on page 95 etc. Wer war wohl mehr Jude?: 118 pages. J. Karl Latich acknowledged the authorship of the 1783 work, a plagiarism of Nathan der Weise. Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (January 22, 1729 Kamenz, Upper Lusatia, Saxony, Germany - February 15, 1781 Braunschweig, Brunswick, Germany) was a dramatist, critic, and writer on philosophy and aesthetics who helped free German drama from the influence of classical and French models and wrote the first German plays of lasting importance. His critical essays greatly stimulated German letters and combated conservative dogmatism and cant while affirming religious and intellectual tolerance and the unbiased search for truth. He published Nathan der Weise, a "dramatic poem" in iambic verse in 1779. It is a didactic play of a theological and philosophical nature, combining ethical profundity with many comic touches, and is a work of high poetic quality and dramatic tension. In Nathan der Weise Judaism, Christianity and Islam are depicted as having an equal ethical basis, and the play celebrates man's true religion, love, unprejudiced actions and devotion to the service of mankind. The representatives of the three religions are Nathan, Christian (the Templar) and Saladin. Only the Jew, in whose character Lessing paid tribute to his old friend Moses Mendelssohn, lives up to the ideal of full humanity; he alone is capable of complete self-abnegation and has the courage to speak the truth even to the mighty. At the end the main characters discover that they are blood relatives, which underscores their common membership in the larger family of mankind. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur la manière la plus avantageuse de construire les machines hydrauliques, et en particulier les moulins à bled.

      Paris Jombert Jeune 1783 - (29 x 21 cm). (8) XVI, 401 S. Mit 6 gefalteten Kupfertafeln. Dekorativer Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Erste Ausgabe. - Fabre beschäftigt sich hier mit der vorteilhaften Konstruktion von hydraulischen Maschinen, insbesondere von Getreidemühlen. "The first part is devoted to the construction of hydraulic machines and commences with a section on the movement of water, followed by sections on how the water wheel itself and the machinery depending on it should be arranged in order to maximize the work. The second part is on the construction of flour mills with sections on various arrangements of mill equipment followed by experiments. The third part is a practical treatise on hydraulic machines, canals, coursed, and sluices; wheels, gears, pivots, and other elements of machinery; the construction of machines and the calculation of their effects with applications" (R&T). - Die ersten und letzten Seiten etwas leimschattig. Einband bestoßen und leicht fleckig. Leder an den Gelenke teilweise gebrochen, Deckel aber fest, sonst nahezu fleckenfrei und gut erhalten. - Poggendorff, I, 711; Roberts & Trent 110 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Della possibilità della reale soluzione analitica del caso irreducibile riflessioni dell' Arciprete Giambatista Nicolai.

      Padua, Stamperia del Seminario, 1783. - 4to (ca. 28x21 cm), 167 Seiten, mit gestochener Titelblatt- und Endvignette sowie einer gestochenen Initiale. Broschureinband der Zeit mit marmorierten Einbanddeckeln. Seltenes Werk über die Wahrscheinlichkeitslehre. Der italienische Mathematiker, Priester, Analytiker und Akademiker Giovanni Battista Nicolai (1726 - 1793) war Schüler von Jacopo Riccati, lehrte zu Treviso und dann an der Universität zu Padua. Nicolai denkt, die gemeine Analysis sei ganz wertlos, was davon herrühre, daß man nicht genau wisse, was Einheit bedeutet. Die Einheit ist, wie er uns lehrt, dem Werte, der Natur, der Dimension, dem Systeme, der Lage nach unbestimmt; jede Zahl kann als Einheit angenommen werden. Von dieser trivialen Wahrheit ausgehend, verwickelt er sich in ein solches Netz von Unsinn, daß wir zu viel Raum verschwenden müßten, wollten wir unseren Lesern eine genaue Idee davon geben. Siehe: Moritz Cantor: Vorlesungen über die Geschichte der Mathematik, Teubner 1908. Der Rücken mit stärkeren Fehlstellen, handschriftlicher Rückentitel, der Einband gebräunt und etwas beschabt, hintere letzte Seite mit leichtem Wasserrand, insgesamt mit sehr wenigen gelegentlichen Randbräunungen.

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        Of the Imitation of Christ in Three Books

      Joseph Cruikshank, Philadelphia 1783 - The first American edition of Payne's translation of Kempis's Imitation of Christ. In full contemporary tree calf, worn a bit at the corners, with the joints neatly strengthened and in a custom slipcase. Some foxing and browning to the endpapers and scattered in the text but generally a nice, clean copy This is the first USA edition. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Religion & Theology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 039835. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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