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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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        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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        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 <I>"JNB"</I>. 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) <I>"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"</I><br /><br />In a different hand “Pray forward the enclosed to Capt Birrell and let him have what Cash he may want. JNB (?)”<br /><br />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."<br /><br />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. <br /><br />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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        Aandelen beurs Amsterdam - Pierre Fouquet, 1783.

      OUDSTE AANDELEN BEURS TER WERELD?Gezicht van de beurs te Amsterdam?. Kopergravure uitgegeven 1783 door Pierre Fouquet jr. naar een tekening van Herman Schouten uit ca. 1765. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. (druk) ca. 28 x 38,5 cm (voorstelling 23,2 x 35 cm).De Amsterdamse koopmansbeurs was in het begin van de 17de eeuw het belangrijkste handelsinstituut ter wereld. Al snel was de beurs een zeer internationale aangelegenheid. Er werd gehandeld in alles wat maar te verhandelen was. Er waren VOC-aandelen te koop, termijncontracten die het recht gaven op een vastgelegd tijdstip voor een vaste prijs partijen goederen te kopen, verzekeringen, maar ook gewoon goederen. Verder konden er verzekeringen worden afgesloten. Er konden contracten over het vervoer van vrachten worden gesloten en er was informatie te krijgen wat verder voor de handel van belang was.In de lente van 1608 werd met de bouw van de Koopmansbeurs begonnen, gedeeltelijk op de gewelven van de sluis, gedeeltelijk op palen van 50 a 60 voet lengte.Het Amsterdamse stadsbestuur was de initiatiefnemer voor de bouw van deze beurs. Het wilde daarmee de handel in de stad op ??n plek concentreren. Dit was bevorderlijk voor de handel en het bood ook mogelijkheden voor regulering. De bouw stond onder leiding van stadsbouwmeester Hendrick de Keyser. Het ontwerp van de beurs was afgeleid van soortgelijke beursgebouwen in Antwerpen en Londen. In 1611 was het de Koopmansbeurs een feit.De Koopmansbeurs bestond uit een rechthoekige binnenplaats met daaromheen een zuilengalerij. Doordat ze gedeeltelijk was gebouwd op brugbogen konden schepen met gestreken mast onder de beurs door varen. De doorgang werd in 1622 afgesloten, eerst met een boom in de vaaropening, vervolgens met zware houten deuren en tenslotte in 1672 werd de doorgang definitief dichtgemetseld. Als reden voor de sluiting wordt aangegeven dat in 1622 een baardige steenhouwersgezel uit Namen, Balthasar Paul, complotteerde om Amsterdam in brand te steken. Een onderdeel van zijn plannen was het in brand steken van de beurs. Zijn plannen mislukten en Balthasar Paul eindigde zijn leven op het schavot op de Dam.Misschien al in 1611, maar in elk geval na de verbouwing en uitbreiding van de beurs in 1668, had de effectenhandel een vaste plaats op de - openlucht - beursvloer.Het overgrote deel van de transacties die in deze beurs gesloten werden, betrof de goederenhandel, maar de Beurs van Hendrick de Keyser was ook de plek waar aandelen in de VOC en, vanaf 1621, ook in de West-Indische Compagnie werden verhandeld. Daarom wordt dit beursgebouw ook beschouwd als de oudste aandelenbeurs ter wereld.Ten behoeve van de korenhandelaren, werd in 1617 bij de Oude Brug, aan de zuidzijde, over het water een aparte korenbeurs gebouwd.In 1835 was de Koopmansbeurs zodanig verzakt dat hij onbruikbaar geworden was en uiteindelijk moest het gebouw tussen 1836 en 1838 gesloopt worden. Ervoor in de plaats kwam de Beurs van Zocher, aan de andere kant van de Dam.Prijs: ?850,-.

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        Antique Master Print-THREE GRACES-CHARITES-NATURE-FERTILITY-Rubens-Michel-1783

      - Original master print, titled: 'The Three Graces commonly called Rubens's Three Wives'. It shows the three graces picking fruit from a tree. A putti is helping them. A large store of various fruit (pumpkin, grapes, plums and artichoke, among others) is already at their feet. The Graces (or Charites) were greek goddesses of charm, beauty, nature and fertility. Clearly this print depicts the aspects nature and fertility. Handcoloured line and stipple engraving on a verge type handlaid paper. Description: Original antique master print, published by John Boydell, in 1783. Our definition of a Master Print is a seperately published print or series of prints, not being an illustrative print to a text. These can both be prints made by old masters (artists) or prints made by others (artists, engravers, etchers) after old masters.Artists and Engravers: Engraved by Michel after a painting by Rubens. Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a Flemish painter, who ran a large studio in Antwerp. Jean Baptiste Michel (1748-1804) was a French engraver born in Paris in 1738 or 1748, studied in that city under Pierre Chenu (1718�1780), who had also worked for Boydell. Michel moved to London about 1780 and specialized in engravings combining line and stipple techniques. Condition: Fair/good, given age. The edges heavily restored, but the image is actually good. Cropped to the image (bottom edge cropped to the title), extended with modern paper. The image itself in very good condition. General age-related toning and/or occasional light soiling from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: DP-B2-24 The overall size is ca. 16.5 x 20.9 inch. The image size is ca. 15.4 x 19.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 42 x 53 cm. The image size is ca. 39 x 49.5 cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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)]. 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)]. 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.

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        2 Antique Prints-MALTA-ITALY-SICILY-SARDINIA-CORSICA-Rizzi Zannoni-1783

      - 2 Antique prints, titled: 'L' Italie divisee en ses differns Etats dressee.' - A very attractive two-map sheet of Italy divided in its various regions. Also shows Corsica, Malta, Sardinia, and parts of the African and Croatian coasts. Originally hand coloured engraving on laid paper. Description: Jean Lattre's "Atlas Moderne", 1783.Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Rizzi Zannoni'. Condition: Excellent, given age. Original middle fold as issued. A small nick in the lower left margin corner of one of the sheets. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: B14-32 The overall size is ca. 21.3 x 14.8 inch. The image size is ca. 18.2 x 12.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 54.1 x 37.7 cm. The image size is ca. 46.2 x 32.3 cm.

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        Die Entdeckungen des fünften Welttheils oder Reisen um die Welt. Ein Lesebuch für die Jugend. Mit einer Titelvignette und einem Porträtkupfer als Frontispiz.

      Nürnberg: Felseckersche Buchhandlung, 1783 - 8 Bl., 371 S., 7 Bl., 324 S. Erste Ausgabe. Deckelbezug an den Ecken etwas abgeblättert; Titelblatt mit kleinen Besitzstempelchen; Text mit Bleistiftkennzeichnungen; sonst gut erhalten. Das Buch von Papst (1754-1821) gehört zu den wichtigsten Sachbücher der Zeit für Jugendliche und ist wie Campes "Entdeckung von Amerika" (1781/82) als Dialog zwischen Vater und Kindern aufgebaut. Es reflektiert die Reisen von Cook und Forster in die Südsee und die Entdeckung Australiens. --- Bei Neukunden sowie Lieferungen außerhalb Deutschlands behalten wir uns vor, gegen Vorauskasse zu liefern. --- Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 17,5 x 11 cm. Pappband der Zeit, ohne Außentitel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jesus Messias. Oder die Evangelisten und die Apostelgeschichte, in Gesängen. 4 Bände und Tafelband mit erklärungen (zusammen 5 Bände)

      H. Steiner 1783 Erste Ausgabe. H. Steiner, Winterthur, Zürich, 1783 - 1786. 431/419/399/468 S. mit 2 gest. Vignetten und 67 Kupfertafeln von D. Chodowiecki, J.H. Lips, D. Berger, Schellenberg u.a., Pappbände der Zeit Teilweise sehr leicht stockfleckig/Kanten und Kapitale bestossen) - Lanck./Oehler III, 143.-Schulte-Str.125 b. - Rümann 599.-Bauer 738, 993 - 1000.-Kindler III, 2889: ,,erzählt in 307 Gesängen das Leben Jesu und die Geschichte von der Gründung der Urgemeinde.\"\" ,,Jedes Kupfer wurde mit einer ausführlichen Erklärung über Technik, Qualität, Entstehung und dergleichen mehr versehen, die das Werk außerordentlich aufschlußreich für die Kenntnis der Arbeitsmethoden der damaligen Kupferstecher macht.\"\" (Lanck./Oehler III, 95) - Versand D: 5,90 EUR Theologie,Literatur 17. - 20.Jahrhundert

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        Beschreibung einer Reise durch Deutschland und die Schweiz, im Jahre 1781. Nebst Bemerkungen über Gelehrsamkeit, Industrie, Religion und Sitten. Zweyter Band.

      Berlin und Stettin (Selbstverlag) 1783 - Kl-8; 2 Bll., (1), p. 324-672, 50 pp mit 1 Faltbeilage, 1 Faltplan; Pp. d. Zt. (stark berieben und bestoßen, Bindung stellenweise gelockert); leicht gebräunt, Vorsätze etwas fleckig, ein Bl. mit kl. Randriss, der Faltplan mit alter rückseitiger Bugverstärkung. Einzelband der zwölfbändigen Erstausgabe (1783-1796). Beschreibt die Reise des Berliner Schriftstellers, Verlagsbuchhändlers und Aufklärers Christoph Friedrich Nicolai (1733-1811) von Bayern entlang der Donau nach Wien, mit sarkastischen Bemerkungen zum österreichischen Katholizismus und einer ausführlichen Schilderung Wiens. Der von Ludewig Schmidt gestochene Plan der Residenz mit ihren Vorstädten (41 x 41 cm) ist eine detailgetreu ausgeführte verkleinerte Wiedergabe des Nagel-Plans von 1770. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Antique Master Print-PROOF-HOEK VAN HOLLAND-MARINE-SHIPS-Sallieth-Bakhuizen-1783

      - Antique print, titled: 'Hoek van Holland.', Proof print of a coastal marine scene at 'Hoek van Holland.' near Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Several large war ships, the one closest by with the coat of arms of Amsterdam and a small sailing vessel ('Snik'). Several figures on the shore. Etching and engraving on verge type handelaid paper. Watermark: dovecot. Description: Undescribed first state before lettering and further rework. State: I (2). Ref: Wurzbach 6. Artists and Engravers: Made by Matthias de Sallieth after L. Bakhuizen. Matthias / Mattheus de Sallieth (1749-1791) was born in Prague and trained as an engraver in Paris. He settled in Rotterdam. Ludolf Backhuysen (1631-1708) was a Dutch painter and draftsman. He was strongly influenced by Willem van de Velde de Jonge. He painted harbour, marine scenes and ships. He is famous for his depictions of stormy seas and shipwrecks. He painted many scenes of Dutch maritime / marine history. Condition: Very good, impression with large margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: LA-P6-18 LA The overall size is ca. 22.8 x 16.9 inch. The image size is ca. 15.7 x 13 inch. The overall size is ca. 58 x 43 cm. The image size is ca. 40 x 33 cm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Album of 21 Chiaroscuro Woodcuts.

      England, 1783.(). Album. 50 x 35 cm. Gray cardboard. Book of twenty-one (including title page) chiaroscuro prints mounted on pages borders drawn in pen and ink in book-form. Inscribed with dedication by the artist, and dated 1783. Bookplate of the Edward Cheney Collection. Folio. Very rare.

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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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        Opera omnia]: Praelectiones in duodecim libros Codicis Justiniani Imp.[TOMUS I et II] Venetiis, apud Joannem Baptistam Costantini , 1783.

      [TOMUS I et II] Venetiis, 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 the Malay peninsula, Thailand (Siam), the Philippines, Cambodia and Cochin-China (Viet Nam) are also treated. 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 gray 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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        Antique Book-Nieuwe atlas der stad Amsterdam-AMSTERDAM-ARCHITECTURE-Fouquet-1783

      - Exploration & Travel Author: Fouquet, Pierre Jr.

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        Documents Relating to the Town of New Ipswitch, NH, 1783-1813

      1783. The Administration of a Small New Hampshire Town, 1783-1815 [Manuscript Archive]. [New Hampshire]. [Documents Relating to the Town of New Ipswitch, 1783-1813]. New Ipswitch, NH, 1783-1813. 7 stab-stitched manuscript volumes, 1 is 6-1/4" x 4" (18 pp.), 1 is 12-1/2" x 8" (12 pp.), 1 is 14" x 12-1/2" (16 pp.) and 4 are 7-1/4" x 6-1/2" (6 pp., 8 pp., 14 pp., 18 pp.). Manuscript in ink to most rectos and versos. Moderate browning, somewhat lighter in places, foxing, some leaves have dampstaining, tears or chips, with loss of text in a few cases. An interesting archive. $850. * New Ipswitch is a small New Hampshire town on the Massachusetts border, about 40 miles north of Worcester. The volumes in this archive record the daily operations of the town government, such as lists of taxes collected from residents and payments for selectmen, constables and building expenses. It is, on the whole, an interesting collection of source material concerning the inner workings of small New England town government in the post-Revolutionary period.

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        A New History of Gloucestershire

      Cirencester: Samuel Rudder. Very Good. 1783. Full Leather. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall Full calf, professionally rebacked. Six raised bands to spine with gilt decoration to bands and compartments; gilt titling; gilt ruled borders to boards, edges and dentelles. Marbled endpapers and page edges. xii inc Postscript to the Preface dated 1783, 855pp, lxviii. 1 double-page map, 13 double-page and 3 single-page plates. Contents clean with occ. offsetting and small hole to Battesford plate. A handsome, tightly bound copy of this important work. .

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        Voyage litteraire de la Grece ou lettres sur les Grecs anciens et modernes avec un parallele de leurs moeurs. Troisieme edition revue, corrigee, considerablement augmentee. 4 Bände.

      Paris, Duchesne, 1783. - circa 20,4 x 13,4 cm. Zusammen etwa 1500 Seiten, mit gestochenem Frontispiz und 9 Kupfertafeln Marmorierte Lederbände d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung "Brunet II, 1836; Cioranescu 33385; Cohen-de Ricci 468 f. Erste vollständige, um die Reise nach Kleinasien erweiterte Ausgabe, gegenüber den beiden früheren (nur zweibändigen) erheblich vermehrt. "The author was a physician of Lyons who made a long stay in the Orient. His work is written in such an agreeable style, his observations so delicate and his comparisons so subtle that it makes excellent reading even today." (Cox I, 231 zur engl. Ausgabe). - Guys hielt sich in der Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts als Kaufmann in Griechenland und Kleinasien auf. Er beschreibt griechische Sitten und Gebräuche unter häufigem Rückgriff auf die Antike. - Die Tafeln zeigen beliebte Szenen wie einen griechischen Tanz, eine türkische Beerdigung, eine Badeszene, eine griechische Hochzeit, Trachten, verschiedenen Zeremonien, Thunfischfang etc. - Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk von Goethes Lili: "Lili de Turkheim. Cadeaux de Mr. Blessig. 1798" - Anna Elisabeth Schönemann (1758-1817) stammte aus Offenbach am Main und war Goethes Jugendliebe. Nach der gelösten Verlobung mit dem jungen Goethe heiratete sie den späteren Bürgermeister von Strassburg Bernard-Frédéric de Turckheim. Als Goethes Lili ging sie in die Literaturgeschichte ein. " "- Wenig gebräunt, kaum fleckig, meist sauber, etwas berieben, ein unteres Kapital mit Schabspur, sonst gut erhalten und dekorativ gebunden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Bononiensi Scientiarum Et Artium Instituto Atque Academia Commentarii. 6.

      Vulpo, Bologna 1783 - Tomus Sextus: Titelkupfer, [4] Bl., 112, 428 S., 22 Faltbl. in Kupfer. Interimseinbd. d.Zeit aus Pappe, Fehlstelle und Einriß am Rücken, unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Dedikationsvermerk: Á Jean Bernoulli [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Cork Remembrancer Being an Historical Register, Containing a Chronological Account of All the Remarkable Battles, Sieges

      Cork. Printed by J. Sullivan. 1783.. Hardcover. Book 16mo, 15.5cm, [ii,x],224p., list of subscribers, in full contemporary calf, gilt decorated panel rules, crush crimson morocco label, borders, some foxing, very good copy, very rare (cgc) NL Ireland locates two copies. Not in Bradshaw. WorldCat locates 3 copies (All in America). No other standard references or listing located. - See Tuckey below. .

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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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        Breviarium ad usum Provinciae Viennensis. Pars hiemalis, vernalis, aestivalis, autumnalis. Ens. 4 volumes.

      Gratianopoli, (Grenoble) Ex Typis Viduae Giroud & Filii, M. DCC. LXXXIII., 1783, - in-4to (25.5x20.5 cm), ca. 600 p. par volume, reliure en maroquin rouge, dos richement orné or, plats ?à la Duseuil?, tranches dorées. Légères traces d?usage, sinon bel exemplaire. Breviaire pour l?usage de la Province Vienne en France. Belle impression avec en-têtes gravées, en partie sur un papier légèrement bleuâtre. Dans la ?Pars Aestiva? manque une feuille (p. 83/84) à sa place fut relié le carton (feuille d?échange) de la page 267/68 du même volume, cette feuille figure alors 2 fois. Dans la pars ?autumnalis? la ?Tabula modorum cantus? de XXI p., avec partitions musicales. Avec les pages de garde d?origine (papier dominoté ?Old Dutch - Coquille). Superbes reliures.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Del Vecchio Testamento secondo la volgata (tomi VII, XI, XIII, XIV, XVI) Tradotto in lingua volgare e con annotazioni illustrato

      STAMPERIA SIMONIANA, 1783. INTERLINGUE 3,6 Cinque settecentine rilegate in tutta pergamena, con rif. ti dorati al dorso. Delicata xilografia incisa su ciascun front., 9 tomi contenuti in 5 volumi, opera incompleta. Pagine con fioritura, al vol VII macchia scuraal taglio inf., dorsi con segni del tempo, alcuni con mancanze, annotazioni a penna su coperte del vol VII. In dettaglio Vol. VII Libri dè Paralipomeni, libri di Esdra e di Nehemia, Vol XI Seconda parte de' Salmi e Libro dell' Ecclesiaste, Vol XIII Isaia Profeta, Vol XIV Geremia Profeta e Baruch profeta, Vol XVI I dodici profeti. Testo italiano e latino a fronte. Legature salde. USATO

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        Historia Nigrae Silvae Ordinis Sancti Benedicti Coloniae. Opera Et Studio Martini Gerberti Monasterii Et Congreg. S. Blasii In Eadem Silva Abbatis S. Q. R. I. P. Collecta Et Illustrata.

      Monasterium Sankt Blasius, Sankt Blasien 1783 - VD18 8005028X.Tomus I. [1] Bl., 512 S., [1] Bl., [2] gef. Bl. (Kupferst.), 1 Kt. (Kupferst), Ill. im Text, teils in Kupfer - zu Beginn des Druckes fehlt Bogen a = 3 Bl. mit 2 S. Widmung u. 3 S. Praefatio VD18 80050298. Tomus II. 1789. [1] Bl., 555 S., III gef. Bl. (Kupferst.) VD18 80050301. Tomus III. 1790. Codex diplomaticus. [1] Bl., 450 S., [26] Bl., [4] gef. Bl.(Kupferst.) - 2 gef. Kt. in Kupfer fehlen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht gegen Nordwest ('Aussicht von Offenbach Gegen Nort West').

      - Kupferstich v. G.H. Hergenröder, dat. 1783, 17,5 x 28,5 Thieme-Becker Bd.XVI, S. 463. - Hergenröder war Maler u. Radirer in Offenbach (1736 Darmstadt -1794 Offenbach). - Sehr selten!

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

      Compendium of portraits of Lesage and Prevost, 32 figures for Lesage's works and 77 figures for the works of Prevost d'Exiles at the Hôtel Serpente, ie 109 boards not clipped and mounted on tabs. Hôtel Serpente Paris 1783 - 1785 Pet. in-4 (16,5x22,5cm) relié

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        The Cork Remembrancer. Being an Historical Register, Containing a Chronological Account of All the Remarkable Battles, Sieges .

      Cork. Printed by J. Sullivan. 1783.. Hardcover. Book 16mo, 15.5cm, [ii,x],224p., list of subscribers, in full contemporary calf, gilt decorated panel rules, crush crimson morocco label, borders, some foxing, very good copy, very rare (cgc) NL Ireland locates two copies. Not in Bradshaw. WorldCat locates 3 copies (All in America). No other standard references or listing located. - See Tuckey below. .

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        PETIT ATLAS MODERNE ou Collection de cartes Elementaire dedié à la jeunesse avec privilége du Roi. Avec Idée de la sphere.

      - Paris, Lattré graveur ordinaire du Roi, 1783. 17 x 23.5 cm. Exemplaire n. 20. Bien complet de 27 planches numerotées de 3 à 29, avec le titre et la table. Reliure de l'epoque en veau. Dos à 5 nerfs ornés des motifs floreales; titre en doré. Avec liste manuscripte des noms des vents. Reliure en mauvais état, sinon bon état général. Cartes: Position de la Sphere; Systême, Mappemonde; Europe; France; Pays-Bas septentronaux et méridionaux; Espagne; Italie; Allemagne; Hongrie; Pologne et Prusse; Angleterre, Ecosse et Irlande; Danemarc, Suede et Norwege (Norvège); Russie d'Europe; Turquie d'Europe; Asie; Indes; Chine; Afrique; Egypte; Barbarie; Amérique septentrionale; Etats-Unis d'Amérique; Golfe du Mexique; Amérique méridionale; Terre-Sainte, ou les douze Tribus d'Israël, Voyages des Apôtres.Quérard, p. 609

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

      Hôtel Serpente 1783 - - Hôtel Serpente, Paris 1783 - 1785, Pet. in-4 (16,5x22,5cm), relié. - 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. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Compendium of portraits of Lesage and Prevost, 32 figures for Lesage's works and 77 figures for the works of Prevost d'Exiles at the Hôtel Serpente, ie 109 boards not clipped and mounted on tabs. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Obsevations on the passage to India, through Egypt and across the Great Desert; with occasional remarks on the adjacent countries, and also sketches of the different routes .

      London: Faden 1783 - First edition. 4to., xx, 110pp., 2 engraved folding maps, original drab boards, spine renewed, an excellent example. Uncommon. Capper, an official of the East India Company, describes the route from India to England via the Red Sea, Suez, and Egypt; and the route out from England via Aleppo, Mesopotamia, the Persian Gulf, and Muscat. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean,

      Hartford: Nathaniel Patten,, 1783. and in quest of a North-West Passage, between Asia & America; performed in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 1779. Illustrated with a chart, shewing the tracts of the ships employed in this expedition. Fully narrated from the original MS. Octavo (173 x 114 mm). Contemporary sheep, blind ruled spine, recent red morocco label. Housed in a custom-made green cloth chemise and green quarter morocco slipcase. Early ownership inscription (partially smudged) of "James Adams, Boston" in gutter of front free endpaper (also indistinctly across back cover); early correction of "contageous" to "contiguous" at p. 12. Some wear to extremities of binding, a few abrasions, small area of shallow worming on back cover, small work trail on front free endpaper and repair to top fore-corner, general light toning and signs of handling, some scattered old pale stains, short closed-tear into blank margin at foot of B1, yet a remarkably well-preserved copy. First edition of this notable Cook rarity — the first American account of Cook's third voyage, which preceded publication of the official (London) account by more than a year — presented here in an appealing plain trade binding of the period. "This was not only the first American book on the Northwest coast [of America], but also probably the first American book on Hawaii" (Streeter). Stab holes are visible at gatherings A4-K and Forbes notes that: "The book was first issued in parts with blue grey part wrappers as follows: Part I, pages 1-80 [as our copy]; Part II, pages 81-160; Part III, pages 161-208" and goes on to say that "not all copies were first issued thus in their entirety. Copies may in fact have only the first and second parts of the text, which show evidence of a part issue". This copy, like virtually all others, does not have the rare map and it is now accepted that it was not generally issued; a census of copies at auction with the map, drawn up by PBA Galleries in 2008, lists only three: George Brinley (1879), William C. Braislin (1927: "small portion of the map" only) and Thomas W. Streeter (1969). Another copy at auction in 2011 included "map corner [only]… most of map lacking". Connecticut-born John Ledyard (1751-1789), the self-styled "mad, romantic, dreaming Ledyard" - described by historian Jared Sparks on the title page of his 1828 biography as simply "The American Traveller" and characterised by Jefferson as a genius - joined Cook as a corporal of marines and "sailed with the expedition that left the Thames on July 12, 1776. At Nootka Sound [Vancouver Island], which was reached in March 1778, he began to picture the vast possibilities of the northwestern fur trade and resolved to enter it at the first opportunity. The return voyage, on which Cook was killed at the Hawaiian Islands, Feb. 14. 1779, brought him to London late in 1780. The American Revolution was still in progress, and refusing to serve against his countrymen, Ledyard remained in barracks for two years, and was then transferred to the North American station" (DAB). From there he fashioned his escape home, to Hartford, and wrote his recollections of his voyage with Cook. Ledyard clearly drew on John Rickman's "surreptitious and anonymous" (Beddie) Journal of James Cook's Last Voyage (London: E. Newbery, 1781), which "he relied on… for dates, distances, the courses of the vessels, and for other particulars serving to revive recollection" (Sparks p. 53) and sold the manuscript to the Hartford publisher Nathaniel Patten "for twenty guineas" (ibid.). A noted rarity in an unadorned but appealing period binding.

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        A Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, and in quest of a North-West Passage, between Asia & America; performed in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, and 1779. Illustrated with a chart, shewing the tracts of the ships employed in this expedition. Fully narrated from the original MS.

      Hartford: Nathaniel Patten, 1783 - Octavo (173 x 114 mm). Contemporary sheep, blind ruled spine, recent red morocco label. Housed in a custom-made green cloth chemise and green quarter morocco slipcase. Early ownership inscription (partially smudged) of "James Adams, Boston" in gutter of front free endpaper (also indistinctly across back cover); early correction of "contageous" to "contiguous" at p. 12. Some wear to extremities of binding, a few abrasions, small area of shallow worming on back cover, small work trail on front free endpaper and repair to top fore-corner, general light toning and signs of handling, some scattered old pale stains, short closed-tear into blank margin at foot of B1, yet a remarkably well-preserved copy. First edition of this notable Cook rarity &#151; the first American account of Cook's third voyage, which preceded publication of the official (London) account by more than a year &#151; presented here in an appealing plain trade binding of the period. "This was not only the first American book on the Northwest coast [of America], but also probably the first American book on Hawaii" (Streeter). Stab holes are visible at gatherings A4-K and Forbes notes that: "The book was first issued in parts with blue grey part wrappers as follows: Part I, pages 1-80 [as our copy]; Part II, pages 81-160; Part III, pages 161-208" and goes on to say that "not all copies were first issued thus in their entirety. Copies may in fact have only the first and second parts of the text, which show evidence of a part issue". This copy, like virtually all others, does not have the rare map and it is now accepted that it was not generally issued; a census of copies at auction with the map, drawn up by PBA Galleries in 2008, lists only three: George Brinley (1879), William C. Braislin (1927: "small portion of the map" only) and Thomas W. Streeter (1969). Another copy at auction in 2011 included "map corner [only] most of map lacking". Connecticut-born John Ledyard (1751-1789), the self-styled "mad, romantic, dreaming Ledyard" - described by historian Jared Sparks on the title page of his 1828 biography as simply "The American Traveller" and characterised by Jefferson as a genius - joined Cook as a corporal of marines and "sailed with the expedition that left the Thames on July 12, 1776. At Nootka Sound [Vancouver Island], which was reached in March 1778, he began to picture the vast possibilities of the northwestern fur trade and resolved to enter it at the first opportunity. The return voyage, on which Cook was killed at the Hawaiian Islands, Feb. 14. 1779, brought him to London late in 1780. The American Revolution was still in progress, and refusing to serve against his countrymen, Ledyard remained in barracks for two years, and was then transferred to the North American station" (DAB). From there he fashioned his escape home, to Hartford, and wrote his recollections of his voyage with Cook. Ledyard clearly drew on John Rickman's "surreptitious and anonymous" (Beddie) Journal of James Cook's Last Voyage (London: E. Newbery, 1781), which "he relied on for dates, distances, the courses of the vessels, and for other particulars serving to revive recollection" (Sparks p. 53) and sold the manuscript to the Hartford publisher Nathaniel Patten "for twenty guineas" (ibid.). A noted rarity in an unadorned but appealing period binding. Beddie 1603; Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 52; Hill 991 ("exceedingly rare"); Holmes 45; Howes 181; Parks Collection 70; Sabin 39691 ("The author's narrative is distinguished by its simplicity and evident authenticity"); Streeter VI 3477. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Observations on the Structure and Functions of the Nervous System.

      London: W Creech & J. Johnson, 1783. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Large Folio. Large folio (505 x 310 mm). [4] [v], vi-x, [1], 2-176 pp.; 50 engraved plates (on 41 sheets, 3 folding) drawn by Thomas Donaldson, Alexander Battoni and A. Fyfe; and engraved by Donaldson, Battoni and G. Cameron. With the three 'bis' plates, nos VIII* & ** and XXVI*, without half-title as usual. All leaves untrimmed. 19th-century brown half morocco, rubbed. Text and plates little browned and spotted, several leaves with edge fraying and soiling of outer margins, a few pencil notes, closed tear in title-page repaired on vrso. Provenance: London Hospital Medical Collection (deaccession stamp on rear pastedown dated Nov. 1965, a few ink stamps elswhere). Still very good, untrimmed and unpressed copy. ----NLM/Blake, p.309; Norman 1538; Heirs of Hippocrates 634; Garrison-Morton 1385; Wellcome IV, p.156. - FIRST EDITION. A study of the interior and exterior anatomy of the brain. Monro described - though not entirely correctly - the intraventricular foramen between the lateral and third ventricles (later named after the author). He also concluded that nerve function was not dependent on electricity. The most important work of the greatest member of the Monro medical dynasty. - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.

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        System der Natur, von den Gesetzten der Physischen und Moralischen Welt. Erster und zweyter Theil.

      Frankfurt - Leipzig, [Barth], 1783. 2 Bde. XVIII + 2 n.n. + 404, 2 n.n. + 444 S. Priv. Hld. der Zeit. DEA. VD18 11164492. - Ebd. berieben, V. leimschattig, Besitzsign. a. V., etw. fleckig, stockfleckig, Gbrsp. - Am Titelblatt der Anfang 1770 erschienenen Ausgabe wurde als Autor Jean-Baptiste de Mirabaud (1675–1760), ein Mitglied der Académie française und als Verlagsort London genannt. Der Autor d`Holbach versuchte clandestin Mirabauds Urheberschaft dem Leser noch glaubwürdiger machen zu wollen, indem er eine biographische Skizze des nunmehr zehn Jahre verstorbenen Sekretärs der französischen Akademie beifügte und ein fingiertes Schriftenverzeichnis auflistete. Dieses Handeln wird verständlich, wenn man sich der Auswirkungen und möglichen Folgen der Zensur zur Zeit von Ludwig XVI. vergegenwärtigt. Der eigentliche Verfasser war der Philosoph, Aufklärer und Enzyklopädist Paul-Henri Thiry d’Holbach (1723 - 1789), der Ort seines Druckes lag in Holland bei dem Verleger Marc-Michel Rey. Die Tatsache, dass d’Holbach der Autor war, drang erst zwei Jahrzehnte später in den öffentlichen Diskurs. Von 1752 bis 1760 arbeitet Paul Henri Thiry d’Holbach hauptsächlich für die Encyclopédie des Denis Diderot; er übersetzt und redigiert weit über 400 Beiträge zu Themen aus der Mineralogie, der Bergbaukunde und der Chemie. Gleichzeitig sammelt Holbach Materialien zur Geistes- und Ideologiegeschichte, hauptsächlich aus französischen und englischen Quellen. Hieraus ergibt sich für das Jahrzehnt von 1760 bis 1770 die beeindruckende Zahl von über 35, wegen der strengen Zensur fast ausschließlich in Holland publizierten Werken. Im vorliegenden Werk trat er ausdrücklich für den Atheismus ein und betrachtete die Natur als materialistisch-deterministisch wirkende Kette von Prozessen. Später schrieb Holbach vor allem moralphilosophische und politische Werke. Wegen der heftigen Kritik am bestehenden absolutistischen Regime und an der Kirche publizierte dieser Aufklärer anonym oder pseudonym, weshalb seine Autorschaft bei mehreren ihm zugeschriebenen Werken nicht eindeutig geklärt ist. (Zitat) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Philosophie

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        Observations on the Structure and Functions of the Nervous System.

      W Creech & J. Johnson, London 1783 - Large folio (505 x 310 mm). [4] [v], vi-x, [1], 2-176 pp.; 50 engraved plates (on 41 sheets, 3 folding) drawn by Thomas Donaldson, Alexander Battoni and A. Fyfe; and engraved by Donaldson, Battoni and G. Cameron. With the three 'bis' plates, nos VIII* & ** and XXVI*, without half-title as usual. All leaves untrimmed. 19th-century brown half morocco, rubbed. Text and plates little browned and spotted, several leaves with edge fraying and soiling of outer margins, a few pencil notes, closed tear in title-page repaired on vrso. Provenance: London Hospital Medical Collection (deaccession stamp on rear pastedown dated Nov. 1965, a few ink stamps elswhere). Still very good, untrimmed and unpressed copy. ---- NLM/Blake, p.309; Norman 1538; Heirs of Hippocrates 634; Garrison-Morton 1385; Wellcome IV, p.156. - FIRST EDITION. A study of the interior and exterior anatomy of the brain. Monro described - though not entirely correctly - the intraventricular foramen between the lateral and third ventricles (later named after the author). He also concluded that nerve function was not dependent on electricity. The most important work of the greatest member of the Monro medical dynasty. - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ueber die bürgerliche Verbesserung der Juden.

      Berlin und Stettin, bey Friedrich Nicolai, 1783. Neue verbess. Aufl. (Tl. 1) und Erstaufl. (Tl. 2). Mit Königl. Preuß. Freyheit. 2 Teile in einem Band gebunden. 8vo. (I:) Tb., 3 Bll. (Vorerinnerung), 3 Bll. (Nachschrift zur zweyten Auflage), 210 S., (II:) Tb., 1 Bl., 376 S. Neuer, repräsentativer Halbledereinband mit goldener Rückenprägung und schönem Rotschnitt. Sehr schöner Zustand, Papier frisch! Überaus seltene Ausgabe des grundlegenden Werks zur Gleichstellung der jüdischen Mitbürger, \"das man als die Bibel der Emanzipation der Juden bezeichnen kann\" (Jüd. Lexikon II, 175f.). - Dohm (1751-1820), einer der führenden Köpfe der Aufklärung in Deutschland, wurde vor allem als Autor der vorliegenden wegweisenden Schrift in ganz Europa berühmt. Es war das erste Werk dieser Art überhaupt. Ausgangspunkt seiner Überlegungen war eine Petition elsässischer Juden an den französischen Staat Ludwigs XVI., die in Band 1 im Wortlaut wiedergegeben ist. Dohm übernahm die Rolle eines Fürsprechers auf Initiative Mendelssohns. Er führt die Judenordnungen und die rechtliche Ungleichheit ins Feld, aus der Diskriminierung und Ablehnung der Juden folge. Die Herstellung gleicher Bürgerrechte für die Juden baue Diskriminierung ab und mache sie zu nützlichen Staatsbürgern. Die Zuschreibung \"negativer Charaktereigenschaften\" sei also die Folge rechtlicher Diskriminierung, nicht deren Ursache. Das Aufsehen, das Dohm mit seiner Schrift erregte, war europaweit enorm. Er beeinflusste Menschenrechtler um Mirabeau, die Dohms Schrift gerne rezipierten, womit auch Dohm seinen Anteil hat an der Gleichstellung der Juden durch die Französische Nationalversammlung im Jahre 1791 (dann weitergetragen in die Napoleonische Gesetzgebung und eingeflossen in die Gesetzgebung der Rheinbundstaaten). In Deutschland bildete die Schrift die Grundlage für die Gründung von Vereinen zur Vebesserung des Zustands der Juden. Die Schrift sollte zunächst anonym im Ausland erscheinen, um den Autor, der ja in preußischen Diensten stand, zu schützen. Die Zensur gestattete aber die Verlegung in Preußen, worauf der Verleger Friedrich Nicolai ausdrücklich hinweist: \"Mit Königl. Preußischer Freyheit\". Die erste Ausgabe von Band 1 erschien 1781, Band 2 - gemeinsam mit einer verbesserten Auflage von Band 1 - im Jahre 1783. Eine französische Ausgabe folgte sofort der deutschen. - Dohm studierte zunächst Theologie und Philosophie in Leipzig, dann die Rechtswissenschaften in Göttingen und Kassel. Er war Professor der Kameral- und Finanzwissenschaften am Carolinum in Kassel (1776-1779), Mitherausgeber des \"Deutschen Museums\" (1776-1778), Angehöriger der sog. Berliner Mittwochsgesellschaft (Gesellschaft der Freunde der Aufklärung) und diente in verschiedenen Funktionen dem preußischen Staat. Außer zu Mendelssohn unterhielt Dohm u. a. Beziehungen zu Herder, Lavater, Garve, Lichtenberg, Jung-Stilling und zum Freiherrn vom Stein. Der Bewunderer Friedrichs II. wurde 1797 Ehrenbürger der Hansestadt Bremen. Er begründete im Jahre 1806 die Höhere Töchterschule Goslar (heute: Christian-von-Dohm-Gymnasium). Sein Beitrag zur Verwirklichung der Bürgerrechte der Juden kann nicht hoch genug veranschlagt werden. - Vgl. Fürst I, 210; Eichstädt 105f.; Borst 410 (kennt Tl. 2 nicht). Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Lettre autographe inédite à sa femme. L'oeil du Marquis : « ... et suis-je donc ici pour des années ? Adieu je suis au désespoir. »

      - s.n., s.l. s.d. (février 1783?), 11,7x19,1cm, Une page sur un feuillet remplié. - lettera autografa di Marchese de Sade scritto una multa di scrittura su una pagina per la moglie. Indirizzo di Madame de Sade a Parigi sulla quarta pagina. archivi di famiglia: di provenienza. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] « Quel monstre, eh mon Dieu, quel monstre vous souffle les expressions de langueur que vous employez et suis-je donc ici pour des années ? Adieu je suis au désespoir. » Lettre autographe inédite de Donatien Alphonse François de Sade rédigée d'une écriture fine et serrée sur une page adressée à sa femme.  Deux petites brûlures causant la perte de quelques lettres en haut du premier feuillet. Adresse de Madame de Sade à Paris sur la quatrième page. Provenance : archives de la famille. Sans date, cette lettre a été rédigée au début du mois de février 1783, durant l'incarcération du Marquis à la prison de Vincennes. Cette lettre pleine de douleur physique et morale, est écrite depuis la cellule enfumée du Donjon dans lequel est consigné Monsieur le 6, interdit de visites depuis plus de deux mois et souffrant de cécité partielle et de terribles maux de tête. En apparence décousue, mêlant remerciements, plaintes, supplications et reproches, cette lettre d'amour autant que de haine, révèle la très grande faiblesse du prisonnier en cette période charnière de sa vie carcérale. C'est en effet exactement à cette période que prend forme dans sa tête malade l'univers littéraire unique du Marquis de Sade. « J'ai reçu la lettre du docteur et je vous en remercie, j'y répondrai quand je pourrai onque ma tête le pourra. »  C'est au commencement de l'année 1783 que le Marquis subit d'importantes inflammations oculaires ; il perdra presque totalement l'usage de ses yeux de janvier à juillet 1783. Sade rédigera un rapport détaillé de ses maux dans un précieux document intitulé Journal de mon

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

      Paris: Froullé, 1783-1794. Sei volumi per circa 3500 pagine complessive. 26x21 cm.Bella rilegatura coeva in piena pelle con titoli e fregi in oro sui dorsi. Piccole mancanze e abrasioni in particolare in corrispondenza delle cerniere e delle cuffie. Una macchia presso la parte inferiore del dorso del sesto volume. Abituali bruniture e fioriture all'interno. 76 tavole incise in rame, alcune delle quali più volte ripiegate, fuori testo. [M097] A corredo dell'opera, venne pubblicata separatamente una ulteriore raccolta di tavole non allegata al presente esemplare. Nicolas-Gabriel Clerc (Baume-les-Dames 1726 - Versailles 1798) medico francese. Ebbe modo di soggiornare in Russia, per lunghi periodi ed in diverse circostanze, esercitando la sua professione al servizio di illustri personaggi. Avendo constatato che la Russia era allora conosciuta in Europa esclusivamente attraverso relazioni da lui stesso definite infedeli e menzognere, si impegnò a raccogliere e ad ordinare una vastissima mole di infomazioni proponendosi di pubblicare un'opera di vasto respiro su tutti gli aspetti peculiari di quel grande paese. L'opera è divisa in due parti, "Russia antica" e "Russia moderna", ciascuna articolata in tre volumi. Il periodo considerato va dal IX secolo, precisamente dalla nascita dello Stato Rus' di Kiev, individuabile all'incirca nell'odierna Ucraina, governato dal Principe Rjurik, fino alla fine del breve regno di Pietro III, nel 1762. Oltre alle vicende storiche vengono anche trattati diffusamente aspetti economici, giuridici, geografici, antropologici, ecc. Le 76 tavole incise in rame che arricchiscono l'opera si riferiscono, in massima parte, a ritratti di personaggi illusri, alcune carte geografiche e  tavole numismatiche.

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