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        Summary and free reflections, in which the great outline only, and principal features, of the following subjects are impartially traced, and candidly examined

      Chelmsford: printed by Clachar, Frost, and Gray; for the author. [1783]*. 8vo., xvii + (1) + 115 + (1) + 142 - 178pp., well bound in recent old-style half calf gilt over marbled boards with the original label re-used, with two or three very small old inkstamps of Leyton Public Library, else a very good crisp copy. [For further notes, including a note on collation, see below]. [bound with], An endeavour to prove that reason is alone sufficient to the firm establishment of religion, which must on principles of faith be ever precarious.> Chelmsford: printed by W. Clachar, S. Gray, and Co. 1788. 8vo., 31 + (1) + 64pp. [bound with], A physical enquiry into the powers and properties of spirit, and, how far by analogical inferences resulting from experimental and natural phoenomena, the human intellect may be enabled to attain to any rational conception of omnipotence.> Chelmsford: printed by Clachar, Gray, & Co. 1787. 8vo., vi + 82pp. [bound with], A postscript to the physical enquiry into the powers and properties of spirit, &c.> Chelmsford: printed by Clachar, Gray, & Co. 1787. 8vo., 6 + (4) + 7 - 34pp. [bound with], A free enquiry into the enormous increase of attornies, with some serious reflections on the abuse of our excellent laws: By an unfeigned admirer of genuine British jurisprudence. And a Postscript, in which the reform of our Parliamentary Constituency is again considered, by the Original Proposer of that Interesting Measure.> Chelmsford: printed by Clachar, Gray, & Co. 1785. 8vo., iv + 68pp. A complex collection of individual pieces by Henry Constantine Jennings (1731-1819), the collector, who is known to history for his often ill-judged art collecting, his bankruptcies and his many personal idiosyncracies. (His one success seems to have been the acquisition of the ancient masterpiece of an over-life-sized crouching dog from the art dealer Bartolomeo Cavaceppi which realised £1000 at a Christies sale in 1778/9). This is a curious collection of essays, all published privately in Chelmsford (Essex) and apparently complete (see ESTC). The essays include recommendations for bathing and swimming and that children should 'draw off both shoes and stockings' and 'dabble in puddles'. 'I would even recommend that they should every day, for at least an hour or two, play about bare-foot in wet or dry'. The Free Enquiry into the enormous increase of attornies> is remarkably objective in view of Jennings's recent stretch in Chelmsford prison as a consequence of his financial embarrassments. It begins with the observation that Members of Parliament were elected by 'not one sixth part of their fellow countrymen'. And goes on to declare that 'the object of my enmity, is not the law, it is the wretched, quibbling, prostituted habits of its practicers, the expensive grievance of its formalities, - the insolence and roguery of its professors' that he objected to. It seems to have been a heartfelt commentary based on his own experiences. * The date '1783' is hand-stamped onto the title-page just below the imprint.

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        GESTORUM ab episcopis salutiensibus 'Anakefalaiosis' recusa quum ad eam sedem nuper esset evectus Iosephus Ioachimus Lovera, patricius Savilianensis

      Ex Regio typographeo, Parmae. 1783 - In 8, pp.(4) + XVI + 4 + 138.ÂLievi spelature ai piatti. Macchie e segni d'uso n. t. ÂP. pl. coeva con fr. e titoli in oro al d con tassello e cornice ai piatti. Diffusa ossidazione rossastraÂuniformemente diffusa in tutto il volume.  Con incisioni di Cagnoni : statua di San Gioffredo protettore di Saluzzo in antiporta, 25 stemmi, grande figura a pag.133 (l'Immacolata, stemma RR. Capituli salutiarum'), 4 vignette, una medaglia, 22 testatine culs de lampe, con cornice ad ogni piatto con il numero in alto al centro. Bodoniana particolarmente rara , tirata in sole 300 copie, stampata dal tipografo saluzzese come omaggio per l'amico Giovanni Lovera, divenuto nel 1683 Vescovo di Saluzzo. Raffinatissima, tanto da annoverarsi tra le migliori delle tipografia europea del XVIII sec. richiese tre diverse fasi di stampa (bordura, rami e testo). Brooks, 228. Giani, p. 8-10. ITA

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        La science des negocians et teneurs de livres, ou instruction generale tout ce qui se pratique dans les comptoirs des negocians. Nouvelle edition. Amsterdam, La Compagnie, 1783.

      8°, oblong, gebonden in geheel leren band uit de tijd, 16 +757 (= 759)+(1) pag. Niet in STCN, niet in NCC.

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        Reize door Syrie en Egypte in de jaaren 1783, 1784 en 1785. Vertaald uit het Frans door J.D. Pasteur, 2 delen, Leiden, Honkoop, 1789-1791.

      Originele met sierpapier beplakte banden, 399+491 pag. Geillustreerd met 2 uitslaande gegraveerde kaarten van Egypte en Syrie en 3 uitslaande gravures van Balbek en Palmyra. B1568.

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        Willhelm Shakespears Schauspiele. Von Joh. Joach. Eschenburg, Professor am Kollegio Karolino in Braunschweig. Neue verbesserte Auflage (herausgegeben und mit einer Einleitung zu dieser Auflage von Gabriel Eckert). 22 Bände in 21 Bänden (Band 21/22 = Doppelband). - Sammlung der Poetischen und Prosaischen Schriften ausländischer schöner Geister. Die Schriften des Willhelm Shakespear - >Schöne und komplette Ausgabe (Band 1 jedoch in anderem Einband und gering grösserem Format), neu herausgegeben und mit einer Einleitung von Gabriel Eckert, der sogenannte "Mannheimer Shakespeare": Der Mannheimer Professor Eckert ("der offensichtlich über bessere Englischkenntnisse verfügte, als der Braunschweiger Professor Eschenburg"), unterzog die Texte einer

      Straßburg, 1778-1783. Franz Levrault bzw. Mannheim (ab Band 6). - Zwanzig marmorierte Kartonbändchen der Zeit (oder später) mit Lederrückenschildchen, dreiseitig gelb eingefärbter Buchschnitt. Band 1 in Ganzleder der Zeit, rot eingefärbter Buchschnitt. Format 10 x 16 cm (Band 1 leicht grösser). Frakturschrift. Alle in gutem Zustand, aussen gering beschabt. Papier aller Bändchen mehr oder weniger leicht braunfleckig. Ecken bestoßen. Fast jeder Band mit dem ursprünglichen Lesebändchen, diese aber allle nicht mehr eingeklebt. Bindung fest , Rückenschildchen ebenso. Der lederne Band 1 beschabt, Buchrücken mit Lederabrieb, mit kleiner Deckel-Insektenfraßstelle.

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        Wilhelm Thomas Raynals Geschichte der Besitzungen und Handlung der Europäer in beyden Indien., Nach der neuesten Ausgabe übersetzt, und mit Anmerkungen versehen

      Kempten, Verlag der Typographischen Gesellschaft, 1783-1788 (10 Bände und 1 Tafelband). - komplette Reihe des berühmten Werkes mit dem seltenen Tafelband. Die "Histoire philosophique et politique des établissements et du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes" erschien erstmals sechsbändig 1770 in Amsterdam; 1774 erfolgte eine zweite, siebenbändige Ausgabe, 1780 schließlich eine zehnbändige, die Raynal erstmals unter eigenem Namen und sogar mit seinem Porträt versehen publizierte. An dieser dritten Ausgabe hatte Denis Diderot maßgeblichen Anteil, aber er blieb als Co-Autor ungenannt; während Raynal verantwortlich war für die enzyklopädische Ansammlung von Fakten und Wissen, übernahm Diderot die Rolle des "geschichtsphilosophischen Kommentators". Insbesondere diese dritte Auflage hatte einen riesigen Erfolg (und wurde ebenso wie die beiden ersten in Frankreich verboten) und wurde in alle großen europäischen Sprachen übersetzt. Der Übersetzer dieser Ausgabe bei der Kemptener Typographischen Gesellschaft war Josef Martin von Abele.- Beiliegen: Guillaume Raynal und Denis Diderot, Die Geschichte beider Indien, ausgewählt und erläutert von Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink (Die Andere Bibliothek, hsg. von Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Nördlingen 1988) sowie Porträt des Guillaume-Thomas Raynal, Kupferstich von François Bonneville aus "Portr. des personnages célèbres de la Révolution um 1830 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3600 18 x 11cm, zeitgenöss. Halbleder, jeweils drei Rückenschilder, Lesebändchen; pro Band ca. 400 S., in Band 10 zusätzlich 179 S. Register; Band 11 mit 24 ausklappbaren gefalteten, teil mehrblattgroßen Tabellen (Tab. IX mit Teil A und B) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dr. Karl Böker]
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        Aufsätze und Beobachtungen aus der gerichtlichen Arzneywissenschaft 1. und 2. Sammlung + 5. und 6. Sammlung + 7. und 8. Sammlung

      A. Mylius 1783 - 91, Berlin - 20 x 12 cm 3 Bde., ges. ca. 1800 S., Johann Theodor Pyl war der Sohn des Barther Arztes Theodor Pyl (1718–1759) und Großneffe des Pädagogen Christoph Pyl. Ab 1765 besuchte Pyl das Gymnasium in Stralsund, dessen Rektor zu dieser Zeit Christoph Andreas Büttner war. Im Ppe d. Zt. Einbände berieben und bestoßen, sonst gut - es fehlt der 2. Band (3. und 4. Sammlung)

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        Uffizio della B.V. Maria con le dichiarazioni e spiegazioni dell'Abate Alessandro Mazzinelli

      Luigi Perego Salvioni, Roma 1783 - Legatura leggermente allentata carte marmorizzate Ogni parte dell'Avvento è corredato di proprio frontespizio. La quarta parte cambia il titolo in Uffizio de' morti della Santa Croce e dello Spirito Santo i sette salmi penitenziali con le dichiarazioni e spiegazioni dell'Abate Alessandro Mazzinelli ed altre divote orazioni . Belle marche tipografiche incise ai frontespizi testo in bicromatico rosso e nero capilettera incisi. Opera corredata da 15 tavv.f.t. incise in rame tutte disegnate dal noto pittore romano Giuseppe Passeri (allievo del Maratti) e incise da diversi importanti artisti. XIV + 76 72 76 96 + LII con 15 tavv.f.t. p. 4 parti in 1 tomo in-8 bellissima rilegatura in p.pelle bicromatica coeva con ricchi fregi oro al dorso e ai piatti

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        Oeuvres choisies

      Hôtel Serpente 1783 - - Hôtel Serpente, A Amsterdam& se trouve à Paris 1783, In-8 (12x20cm), lxij, 507pp. et xvj, 624pp. et (4) 638pp. et (4) 476pp. et 444pp. et (4) 414pp. et (4) 554pp. et (4) 430pp. et vij, 397pp. et (4) 542pp. et (4) 542pp. et 420pp. et (4) 526pp. et (2) 526pp. et (4) 582pp. et (4) 590pp. et (4) 500pp., 15 tomes en 15 volumes reliés. - Edition originale collective, illustrée d'un portrait au frontispice par Guelard et de 32 très belles et fines figures par Marillier, gravées par Dambrun, De Launay, Delvaux, Delignon. Reliure en plein veau blond marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné, roulettes. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. La plupart des mors supérieurs fendillés et fragiles, certains restaurés, d'autres portant d'étroites fentes. Rousseurs pâles éparses. Bel ensemble de 15 volumes cependant. Détails des volumes : 1. Le diable boiteux, augmenté d'Une journée des parques et des Béquilles du diable boiteux (Bordelon) (4fig.). 2,3. Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane (4fig.). 4. Les aventures de Robert Chevalier, dit Beauchêne (2fig.). 5,6. Histoire de Guzman d'Alfarache (4fig). 7. Le bachelier de Salamanque (2fig.). 8,9. Roland l'amoureux (traduction) (4fig.). 10. Histoire d'Estevanille Gonzalez (2fig.). 11. Théâtre français (2fig.). 12 à 15. Théâtre de la foire (8fig.). Si Lesage s'est essayé à tant de genres, s'il a tant produit, et inégalement produit, c'est qu'il est le premier écrivain professionnel de cette envergure, et son oeuvre peut être comparée à celle de l'abbé Prévost qui lui est contemporain. Il demeure l'auteur inégalé du grand roman picaresque français Gil Blas et de quelques pépites, notamment dans son théâtre. Il est somme toute la grande figure de la littérature française de cette première moitié du XVIIIe, et le symbole d'un tournant dans les lettres françaises, l'un des tout premiers à tirer des profits de ses livres, préfigurant ce que seront les feuilletonistes du XIXe ; et surtout son oeuvre ne s'adresse plus à une élite culturelle mais se fait plus populaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Collective Edition lxij, 507pp. et xvj, 624pp. et (4) 638pp. et (4) 476pp. et 444pp. et (4) 414pp. et (4) 554pp. et (4) 430pp. et vij, 397pp. et (4) 542pp. et (4) 542pp. et 420pp. et (4) 526pp. et (2) 526pp. et (4) 582pp. et (4) 590pp. et (4) 500pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Samenspraken (...) uit het Latijn vertaalt (...) door Pieter Rabus. Rotterdam, J. Borstius, 1684.

      Geheel perkamenten band uit de tijd, 18+665+(5)+25 pag. Geillustreerd met gegraveerde titelpagina (P. Peuteman inv.) waarop Erasmus met globe en veel figuren. Exlibris P. Jas (gedrukt) en J. Jas 1783 (met pen). Mooi exemplaar. Eerste editie van de Colloquia (1518-1533) in de vertaling door Pieter Rabus (1660-1702). Aan het slot: Conflictus Thaliae et Barbaries. Rotterdam, J. Borstius, 1684. In het voorwerk o.a. een opdracht van J. Borstius aan regenten van Rotterdam H. v. Zoelen, W.B. Schepers, J.M. de Brauw en A. Boon. Een voorwoord van Rabus met o.a. kritiek op de vorige vertaling uit 1664. Voorts drempelverzen van Rabus (De vermomde hof jonker), Beza, Vondel, N. Heinsius en Oudaan.

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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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        TRAVELS IN THE TWO SICILIES IN THE YEARS 1777, 1778, 1779, AND 1780.

      London: P. Elmsly -5 1783 - 2 volumes quarto 12 x 9 3/4 inches, HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN FULL PERIOD TREE/SPECKLED CALF GILT, minor wear to the head band but in good, fresh Country House condition. Collates- xxxvi, 423, (5) and viii, 538, (5) pages, illustrated with a large folding map, a table and 22 engraved plates Complete. The plates include two folding panoramic views - Palermo and Messina. Very occasional minor spotting, from the library of the Earls of Lovelace in Scotland with ink shelf numbers on the endpapers. A GOOD COPY. The first edition of a classic work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Frammenti di ornati per li giovani principianti nel disegno

      [Bologna?] 1783 - First edition. Engraved title page by by Pio Panfili after a design by Flaminio Minozzi, and 23 other plates engraved by Panfili after various artists' designs, including his own. Oblong 4to (21 x 27 cm). A Rare Anthology of Late Baroque Bolognese Designer. A very rare pattern book, being an anthology of late Baroque designs by (principally) Bolognesses artists, architects, and designers, compiled and engraved by Panfili (1723-1812) for the use of young designers. After completing work in Fermo notably for the Sala dell'Aquila nel Palazzo dei Priori, Panfili established himself in Bologna in 1767, where he worked as an engraver for the publisher Petronio Della Volpe (1721-1794), engraving, among other works for that publisher, his 1769 edition of Vignola's CINQUE ORDINI, and, a few years after this work, the engravings for for a 1786 edition for Leonardo da Vinci's TRATTATO DELLA PINTURA.Some of the other artists' work included here are; Flaminio Minozzi (1735-1817), architect, designer; Mauro Antonio Tesi, (1730-1766), painter; Giuseppe Civoli (1705-1778), architect; Sebastiano Cavina (? ); Giovanni Calegari (1785-1783)A genuinely rare book, and important to the history of Bolognese art. OCLC: 81773103 (only the Getty copy, and one in the Danish Nat'l Library); Cristiano Marchegiani, M. Iacopini, editor) "Pio Panfili pittore e incisore, Fermo 2006"; in "Studia Picena", LXXII (2007), pp. 358-364v Modern plain gray boards, black leather spine label. Some soilings and a few smudges, mostly marginal. Plates 2 & 3 waterstained at top inner margin Engraved title page by by Pio Panfili after a design by Flaminio Minozzi, and 23 other plates engraved by Panfili after various artists' designs, including his own. Oblong 4to (21 x 27 cm) [Attributes: First Edition]

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

      Re-printed and sold by Joseph Crukshank, London: printed, Philadelphia 1783 - Second American edition. 12mo. Second American edition, following the very rare Saur edition of 1749 but the first American edition of Payne's translation. Apparently an earlier edition had been planned in 1667 or 1669 at Cambridge by Samuel Green but the Massachusetts Courts suppressed it. In 1749 Sauer printed it as "The Christian Pattern." Curiously, the DNB dates the first edition of Payne's edition 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 was first translated into English by William Atkinson and published by Margaret, Duchess of Beaufort in 1503. Evans 17992; Parson, Catholic Americana 45; Library Company of Philadelphia "First American Editions" 9 (for the earlier edition); not in Finotti. PMM 13 (for the 1473 edition) Contemporary sheep. Some light rubbing, some cracking along lower portion of upper joint and lower panel of spine, some light browning of text, later ownership signature on endpaper, else a very good copy in a brown cloth open-end box [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The lower Part of the Valley and Glacieres of Chamouny, in Savoy. - Partie inferieure ., en Savoie.

      - Kupferstich v. Wollett n. W. Pars b. Boydell, 1783, 33 x 49 Blick in das Tal von Chamonix. Mittig der Avre - Fluß, darüber die Gletscher.

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        Oneiromantien, eller konsten at tyda drömar [Oneiromantien, or the art of dream interpretation]. I-II.

      1783 - Stockholm, Stolpiska tryckeriet, 1783. 8:o. 182 + 164 pp. With decorative woodcut illustrations after each chapter. Plain sprinkled boards with red label. Sprinkled edges. Spine somewhat faded. Occasional spotting. Minor ink stain in the text on pp. 53-54 in the first volume.Bibliotheca Walleriana 20043. The work has previously been ascribed both to the author's brother August Nordenskiöld and to Peter Fredell. "Oneiromantien" - from the Greek "oneiros", dream, and "manteia", prophesy - is modeled as a dream dictionary, whose content was described by a contemporary commentator as "chastened swedenborgism". The Swedish church historian Harry Lenhammar has written about "Oneiromantien" and notes that it in fact was an attempt to circumvent the censorship with the goal of spreading the ideas of swedenborgism at a time when original works by Swedenborg could not be published in Sweden. The number of copies printed was 1000. The work drew attention at the time of publishing and a few years later it was used as a weapon in a debate between the poet and literary critic Johan Henric Kellgren - an avid supporter of the Enlightenment - and the Swedenborgians. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Halberstadt, 10. X. 1783. - 1 S. 8vo. An seinen Verleger und Drucker Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf (1719-94) in Leipzig: "Ich bitte, so gleich nach Empfang dieses an die Buchhandlung der Gelehrten abliefern zu laßen: 400 Exemplare meiner Episteln; weil ich gern sehe, wenn noch auf dieser Meße dieselben debitiret werden könnten; der Laden Preiß ist gesetzt auf 8 ggr. - für 10 Exemplare 2 rth. 12 gr. [.]. Wären die bestellten 500 Exemplare noch nicht brochirt, so laße mir gefallen, daß 600 Exemplare geliefert werden an die Buchhandlung der Gelehrten, und nur 300 Exemplare brochirt hieher an mich bald möglichst, denn ich habe schon lange darauf gewartet. Nächstens sende zum Dank die Romanzen! Ich wünsche vollkommenes Wohlergehen meinem lieben hochgeschätzten Breithaupt [.]". - Etwas braunfleckig.

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        Institutes Political and Military, written originally in the Mogul Language, by the Great Timour, improperly called Tamerlane;

      Oxford: At Clarendon-Press,, 1783. First translated Into Persian By Abu Taulib Alhusseini; and thence Into English with Marginal Notes By Major Davy, Persian Secretary to the Commander in Chief of the Bengal Forces from the Year MCCCLXX to MCCCLXXIII, and now Persian Secr. to the Governor General of Bengal. The Original Persian transcribed from a MS. in the Possession of Dr. William Hunter, Physician Extraordinary to the Queen … and the Whole Work published with a Preface, Indexes, Geographical Notes, &c. &c. Quarto (279 × 216 mm). Modern half calf by Period Binders, marbled boards, red morocco label, floral lozenges gilt to the compartments, edges stained red. Portrait frontispiece and 2 plans. Text finely printed in English and Persian. Light browning throughout, off-set from the portrait to the blank facing, and from the plans to the blank verso of the text leaf facing, and verso of the plan bound before, else very good. First edition in English of the so-called Autobiographical Memoirs of Timur or Temür, historically known as Tamerlane, the most powerful ruler in Muslim world, and founder of the Timurid dynasty. Current scholarship rejects the autobiographical claims of the original manuscript, but it remains one of the most reliable sources for the social and military organisation of the Timurids and was the text on which the Moguls of India based their administrative and military ideas. "What emerges most strikingly from the accounts of Temür's life is his extraordinary intelligence - an intelligence not only intuitive, but intellectual. He was first of all a master politician and military strategist, able to win and keep the loyalty of his nomad followers, to work within and transform a highly fluid political structure, and to lead a huge army to conquests of unexampled scope … What is most impressive, because least expected, is the scope of Temür's intellectual interest and ability … The histories of his reign extol his knowledge of astronomy, medicine, and particularly of the history of the Arabs, Persians and Turks. His delight in debating with scholars was inexhaustible …" (Manz, The Rise and Rule of Tamerlane, pp. 16?-17). The Arab historian Ibn Khaldun met Timur, and described him as "the sultan of the universe and the ruler of the world", going on to explain to the emperor "his favourite theory, that 'asabiyah, group solidarity, was necessary for sovereignty, and the greater the number sharing the 'asabiyah , the greater the power of the sovereignty. 'You know how the power of the Arabs was established when they became united in their religion in following their Prophet'" (Gies, "The Man who met Tamerlane", Saudi Aramco World, Sept./Oct., 1978). The son of a humble broadloom weaver, the translator Joseph White was Laudian professor of Arabic at Oxford. This translation was published at the expense of the East India Company. Uncommon with a just dozen locations on Copac. Ownership inscription of Horace P. Biddle, lawyer, judge, poet, musicologist, and famous hermit of Indiana, to the title page.d

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        Prolegomena zu einer jeder künftigen Metaphysik die als Wissenschaft wird auftreten können.

      Riga, bey Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1783. 8vo. A very nice contemporary cardboard binding with marbled paper, gilt line-decoration and gilt title-label to spine. A light, small damp stain to upper margin of first two leaves, after the attempted removal of an old owner's name (still legible, dated 1889). A very nice and clean copy. Woodcut title-vignette, woodcut rod with floral vine-headpiece on p. 3, and woodcut end-vignette (rod with leaves). 222 pp.. The rare first edition, first issue, of Kant's masterpiece, the more popular exposition of the ideas presented in his main work "Critik der reinen Vernunft" (1781). Three variants of the first edition appeared in the same year, distinguishable by head- and tailpieces; this is the first, as described in Warda, 75.This work constitutes a more comprehensible exposition of the main thoughts of Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason", and the "prolegomena", being one of the most frequently read and most approachable of his works, also became one of Kant's most influential. It is responsible for spreading his thoughts among a much wider audience than his other works. After having received immense negative critique and having been misunderstood with the first edition of the "Critique of Pure Reason", Kant wrote his "Prolegomena" as a defense and explanation; he later incorporated much of it into the second edition of the "Critique of Pure Reason". It is with the ideas expounded in this work that Kant becomes world-famous. "Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive system of dealing with the problems of philosophy... The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. - No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas... " (PMM 226)

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        Tagbuch der Reisen

      Prag Schönfeld 1783 - Kleemann, Niklaus Ernst (1736-1801). "Tagbuch der Reisen von N. E. Kleemann. Mit einer zuverläßigen Karte von der Krimm, und vielen Kupfern. (N. E. Kleemanns Reisen von Wien auf der Donau bis an das schwarze Meer, dann zu Land durch die Butschiack, und Rogewtartarey in die Krimm, von da über das schwarze Meer nach Konstantinopel, nach Smirna und durch den Archipelagum, den Golfo di Venetia, über Triest nach Wien zurück, in den Jahren 1768. 1769 und 1770. Nebst einem Anhange von den besondern Merkwürdigkeiten der krimmischen Tartarey, und erprobten Entwürfen über die Handlung in die Levante und krimmische Tartarey)". Prag: Schönfeld, 1783. 3. vermehrte Auflage. 8°. (22), VI, (2), 388, (2) S. Mit Titelvignette, 11 gef. Kupfertafeln u. 1 gef. Kupferkarte von dem nördliche Schwarze Meer mit Krim (gest. von J. Balzer). OHLdr. aus der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Monsiuer de Faujarc de St. Fond, de Plusieurs Accadémies.'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Le Noir i Paris, dat. 1783, 23,5 x 29,5 Zeigt den Versuch der Ballonfahrt der Brüder Montgolfier am 19. September 1783. - Unter dem Blatt Erklärungen. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Description des Expériences de la Machine Aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier, Et de celles auxquelles cette découverte a donné lieu; SUIVIE de Recherches.

      Cuchet,, Paris, 1783 - Paris, Cuchet, 1783. 8°. Xl Ss. Vorwort u. 299 Ss . Kupferstich-Frontispiz und 9 (Pl.IX) Kupferstichtafen als Anhang. Frontispiz u. Titelseite schwach fleckig. Ganzleder der Zeit m. floraler Rückengoldpr. Buntpapiervorsätze. Buchrücken nur geringfügig aufgehellt. Innen sauber. Schönes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Ganzleder der Zeit m. floraler Rückengoldpr. Buntpapiervorsätze. Buchrücken nur geringfügig aufgehellt. Innen sauber. Schönes, gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Halberstadt, 10. X. 1783.. 1 S. 8vo.. An seinen Verleger und Drucker Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf (1719-94) in Leipzig: "Ich bitte, so gleich nach Empfang dieses an die Buchhandlung der Gelehrten abliefern zu laßen: 400 Exemplare meiner Episteln; weil ich gern sehe, wenn noch auf dieser Meße dieselben debitiret werden könnten; der Laden Preiß ist gesetzt auf 8 ggr. - für 10 Exemplare 2 rth. 12 gr. [...]. Wären die bestellten 500 Exemplare noch nicht brochirt, so laße mir gefallen, daß 600 Exemplare geliefert werden an die Buchhandlung der Gelehrten, und nur 300 Exemplare brochirt hieher an mich bald möglichst, denn ich habe schon lange darauf gewartet. Nächstens sende zum Dank die Romanzen! Ich wünsche vollkommenes Wohlergehen meinem lieben hochgeschätzten Breithaupt [...]". - Etwas braunfleckig.

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        Mappemonde où sont marquées les Nouvelles Découvertes.

      1783 - Paris: Esnauts & Rapilly, 1783. Coloured. 530 x 765mm. A very fine example A lighly decorative double-hemisphere map of the world, showing the routes of Captain Cook around the world. In the corners are female allegorical figures of the continents; the upper cusp has Helios in the chariot of the Sun and the lower cusp has the title in a cartouche of fruit and flowers.

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        An Account of the Earthquakes in Calabria, Sicily, &c.

      Colchester: Fenno 1783 - 2 Bl., 35 S. Papp-Umschlag der Zeit mit Fadenheftung, handschriftliches Rücken- und Deckelschild, etwas fleckig und bestoßen. Seltene erste Separatausgabe. - War auch im gleichen Jahr in den "Philosophical Transactions" erschienen. - "Die Abhandlung enthält eine solche Fülle werthvoller Beobachtungen und Tatsachen, wie sie von keinem früheren Erdbeben in ähnlicher Weise überliefert waren" (Zittel). - Hamilton war 1764-1800 britischer Gesandter in Neapel und galt als einer der besten Kenner italienischer Vulkane. - Vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig, sonst innen sauber. - DSB VI 84 f.; Zittel 142; vgl. Poggendorff I 1009; nicht bei Hoover und Johnston-Lavis. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht ('Vue De La Ville De Novogorod').

      - Kupferstich v. Née & Niquet n. Ch. De Lespinasse aus Histoire physique, morale, civile et politique de la Russie ancienne et moderne b. N.G. Le Clerc in Paris, 1783, 22 x 32,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Gesamtansicht ('Vue D'une Partie De La Ville D'Iakoutsk, Sur la Rive Occidentale de la Lena, Et des Rochers Colonniformes appellés Stolbi').

      - Kupferstich v. Née n. Ch. De Lespinasse aus Histoire physique, morale, civile et politique de la Russie ancienne et moderne b. N.G. Le Clerc in Paris, 1783, 23,5 x 32,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        The history of the reign of Philip the Third, King of Spain

      Dublin: Price, et al, 1783 Contemporary calf, rebacked; an excellent copy with the bookplate of the Franciscan Capuchin Library, Church Street, Dublin, on the paste-down. First Dublin edition, printed the same year as the first London edition. Divided into six books, the first deals with the life of Philip, with the remainder describing the various wars and the political state of Spain, its allies and enemies, during Philip?'s reign, from 1598-1621. A significant focus of the history recounts Spain?'s internal politics, including the expulsion of the Moriscos. A detailed and fascinating chronological work encompassing both the rise of the Spanish empire as well as the decline of its economy, all thoroughly tied to the nature and outlook of Philip and his counselors. Watson (1730-1781) was a philosopher and church minister; the book was completed after Watson?'s death by William Thomson (1746-1817), a disgraced Scottish minister and librarian to the eighth earl of Kinnoull.

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        Recherches sur l'origine de l'esclavage religieux et politique du peuple en France

      S. e., Londres 1783 - In 8, pp. 54 + (2). Br. Rarissima plachetta in seconda edizione (la prima era comparsa nel 1781). L'autore spiega perche' il popolo sia rimasto comunque soggetto all'oppressione. La schiavitu' non e' scomparsa ma si presenta sotto diverse forme, c'e' stata una mera sostituzione tra gli antichi druidi e i moderni preti, per i quali si sono conservati gli stessi privilegi. Viene quindi auspicato un governo che porti all'emancipazione e all'eguaglianza di diritti. Questo Generale e letterato viene considerato un esemplare dell'ateismo sviluppatosi sulla scorta delle idee di Helvetius e D'Holbach. Moviemntata la sua vita, prima ufficiale sotto Luigi XVI, riorganizzatore delle artiglierie del Regno delle Due Sicilie, poi Generale sotto Napoleone. Esiliato dalla Francia nel 1815 e rientrato nel 1819. Plaquette considerata rarissima, un tempo considerata opera dell'Abate Rive. Bibl. Leber, Catalogue., 3680. ITA

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        Etrennes Bordeloises ou le Calendrier raisonné du Palais pour l' année de grace mil sept cent quatre - vingt - trois

      chez Chappuis & Phillippot 1783 Etrennes Bordeloises ou le Calendrier raisonné du Palais pour l' année de grace mil sept cent quatre - vingt - trois. Présenté à M. Leberthon, Premier President au Parlement. A Bordeaux chez Chappuis & Phillippot, Lib. Imprimm. de la Cour de Parlement, (1783). In - 12°, (cm. 12x6,5), bellissima legatura piena pelle artisticamente decorata nel dorso e sui piani, taglio dorato. 237 pp., 1 f. bianco. Testo entro un riquadro in caratteri microscopici (tondo e corsivo). Ottimo esemplare di questo libriccino raro. Manca al Barbier e al Welsh.

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        Orlando furioso

      ARIOSTO, Lodovico. London, 1783. 4 volumi in - 16°, piena pelle coeva, dorso e piani artisticamente decorati in oro, taglio dorato. xlvii, (1), 272 pp., ritratto in antiporta; (4), 316 pp.; (4), 334 pp.; (4), 333 pp. Bell' esemplare di questa di questa graziosa edizione in caratteri microscopici. Agnelli - Ravegnani, I, p. 20. E' possibile effettuare un piccolo sconto. Uff. Mob. 2

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        Alphabetum Persicum, cum Oratione Dominicali et Salutatione Angelica

      Typis. Sac. Congreg. de Propag. Fide, Rome 1783 - 24 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Birrell & Garnett 19; Smitskamp PO 210; Brunet I, 197 Recent morocco backed boards, a.e.g

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        Emilius and Sophia; or, a New system of education ... Translated ... by the translator of Eloisa [i.e. William Kenrick]. (Emilius and Sophia; or, the Solitaries. Being a sequel to Emilius.) [With engravings, including a portrait.] - ... (Truncated)

      London : Printed by H. Baldwin; sold by T. Becket: R. Baldwin, 1783, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, 1st Edition in this form. Full Book Title: Emilius and Sophia; or, a New system of education ... Translated ... by the translator of Eloisa [i.e. William Kenrick]. (Emilius and Sophia; or, the Solitaries. Being a sequel to Emilius.) [With engravings, including a portrait.] - Complete in 4 volumes. Provenance; from the library of Thomas Courtenay Warner with his bookplate. Full, contemporary aniline calf, very good. Gilt cross bands etc. with gilt-blocked labels. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Remains an uncommonly good example overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description; 4v., plates : port., frontis. ; 18 cm. (12mo). Subjects; Education - Early works to 1800. Referenced by; English Short Title Catalog ESTCT136465. NCBEL II 1530. The portrait of Rousseau in vol.1 is dated 1754.

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        Gesamtansicht aus der halben Vogelschau ('Kiakta').

      - Kupferstich v. Née & Niquet n. Ch. De Lespinasse aus Histoire physique, morale, civile et politique de la Russie ancienne et moderne b. N.G. Le Clerc in Paris, 1783, 22 x 32,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Gesamtansicht mit der Mündung der Twerza in die Wolga ('Vue De La Ville De Tver').

      - Kupferstich v. Née & Niquet n. Ch. De Lespinasse aus Histoire physique, morale, civile et politique de la Russie ancienne et moderne b. N.G. Le Clerc in Paris, 1783, 22 x 32 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Carte du Canada, qui comprend la partie Septentrionale des Etats Unis d'Amerique. Revue et augmentée en 1783.

      DE L'ISLE 1783 Paris, Dezauche succ. De l'Isle et Buache, 1783. (Parte incisa mm. 480 x 630). Bella carta geografica, in coloritura coeva, proveniente da Atlas géographique des quatre parties du monde par Guillaume De L'Isle et P. Buache.

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        Il Barbiere di Siviglia ovvero la precauzione inutile. Dramma giocoso per musica da rappresentarsi nel Real Teatro di Caserta per divertimento delle MM. LL.

      In Napoli per Vincenzo Flauto, 1783. La musica è del Signor Giovanni Paisiello, diretta dal Signor D. Pasquale Cafaro, maestro di cappella di Camera delle MM. LL., e primo Maestro della Real Cappella. Il concerto è del Signor D. Giambattista Lorenzi, Direttore per la comica del Real Teatrino di camera delle suddette MM. LL.... Inventore, ed architetto delle scene il Sig. Domenico Chelli... Figaro, barbiere in Siviglia, il Signor Giovanni Morelli; Il Conte di Almaviva, grande di Spagna... il Sig. Domenico Mombelli; Rosina, orfana e pupilla di Bartolo, amante di Lindoro, La Sig.ra Celeste Coltellini... In 8vo (cm. 21); cartoncino con bella carta goffrata dorata (anche i contropiatti ma con mancanze); pp. 69, (1). PRIMA rappresentazione in Italia. La prima rappresentazione assoluta ebbe luogo il 15 settembre 1782 al Teatro dell?Ermitage presso la corte imperiale russa di Caterina la Grande. Axs

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        Fabellese. Bände 1-3 und: Fabeln und Erzählungen aus verschiedenen Dichtern, gesammelt von Karl Wilhelm Ramler. Eine Fortsetzung der Fabellese. EA. 4 Bände.

      Leipzig, Weidmanns Erben und Reich (Bände 1 u. 2), Weidmann (Band 3) bzw. Berlin, Friedrich Maurer (Band 4), 1783-1797.. X, 282 S., Titelbl., S. 283-558, 8 Bll., 294 S., 5 Bll., 318 S. Mit 1 gest. Frontispiz, 2 gest. Titelvignetten und 1 gest. Schlußvignette von Johann Wilhelm Meil. 8°, hellbeige, gesprenkelte Pappbände der Zeit mit etwas Rückenvergoldung und 2 Rückenschildern.. Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen; teils etwas stockfleckig; Titel von Band 4 mit kleinem Wasserfleck im Kopfsteg und erste Bll. dieses Bandes mit schwacher Knickspur in der oberen Ecke; jeweils neueres Exlibris auf dem vorderen Innendeckel (bei Band 4 auf dem hinteren Innendeckel); kurzer Eintrag von alter Hand (Initialen) auf dem Titel von Band 1. Schöner Druck in Antiqua. Hübsches Exemplar und absolut vollständige Folge - mit der nahezu unauffindbaren Fortsetzung (Band 4). Goedeke IV/1, 183.72/ Jördens IV, 290.8-9/ WG², 51/ Rümann 891-892.

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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

      Hartford: Nathaniel Patten, 1783. First edition. Very rare map supplied in facsimile. 208 pp. 8vo. Contemporary sheep, extremities rubbed, boards a little scuffed, some minor dampstaining to the first few leaves, some light toning throughout. An unsophisticated copy and typical of American books of the era. First edition. Very rare map supplied in facsimile. 208 pp. 8vo. THE FIRST AMERICAN BOOK ON HAWAII. Rare. "This is not only the first American book on the Northwest Coast, but also the first American book on Hawaii" (Streeter). Ledyard is distinguished in many respects, he was the only American to sail on Cook's third voyage which explored Alaska and discovered Hawaii. He was also in the boat that carried Cook ashore on the morning of his death. Indeed this work contains a detailed account of Cook's death "distinguished by its evident authority" (Hill). The purpose of Cook's third voyage was two-fold. Ostensibly, it was to return Omai to his homeland in French Polynesia, but the main purpose was to search for the Northwest Passage. The Resolution and Discovery departed Plymouth in 1776 and made their way via the Cape to New Zealand and Tahiti. It was from there that Cook discovered Hawaii, which he regarded as his greatest achievement. The boats then proceeded to the Pacific Northwest and commenced their search for a route to the Atlantic. They returned to Hawaii for the winter of 1778-9. Their initial warm welcome soon wore off and tensions between the Hawaiians and the British resulted in Cook being killed on the shore of Kealakekua Bay on February 14, 1779. Charles Clerke assumed command of the expedition and proceded north once again to pursue the voyage's objective. The two ships returned to England in 1780. A Connnecticut native, after the voyage, Ledyard remained in England until 1782 when he was posted to the North American station - the Revolutionary War was ongoing. He promptly deserted and returned to Hartford where this account was published. This work preceded Rickman's by a matter of months, though in fact Ledyard made "liberal use of [the first English edition of] Rickman's account in his own narrative" (Hill). This is not to deride Ledyard unnecessarily, in addition to his account of Cook's death, his keen observations on the fur trade in the Pacific northwest are of great value. Ledyard's account is one of the rarest works on Cook's third's voyage and Hill confirms that "[o]nly a few copies still have the map." It was wanting in both the Streeter and Brooke-Hitching copies, this copy includes it in facsimile. This copy is further distinguished in being presented by Isaiah Thomas, eminent printer and founder of the American Antiquarian Society. He performed the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence and as a printer was responsible for the Massachusetts Spy (which supported Washington), the Royal American Magazine and the New England Almanac. His 1810 work History of Printing in America remains a benchmark in scholarship on the trade. Beddie, 1603; Evans 17998; Sabin 39691; Forbes 52; Hill 991; Howes L-181 "d"; Lada-Mocarski 36; Smith 5797; Streeter, Sale VI:3477

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        Beauties in Prose and Verse, Selected from the Most Celebrated Authors, Antient and Modern, viz. Blair, Goldsmith, Sterne, Percival, Aikin, Brooke, Gessner, Drummond, Pliny, Robertson, Cicero, Jenyns, Fordyce, Johnson, Harris, Collins, Carter, Moore, Cunningham, Shenstone, Merrick, Cotton, Greville, Addison, Parnell, Melmoth, Gray, etc. With some Original Pieces. The Whole Calculated to Exhibit the most striking Pictures of Virtue and Vice to the Minds of Youth.

      Stockton: Printed and Sold by R. Christopher 1783 - FIRST EDITION. 12mo, 175 x 98 mms., pp. xii, [13] - 300, including half-title, later full calf, spine blocked in gilt; ex-library, Winchester Public Library, "Withdrawn," two library labels before half-title, library stamp on verso of title-page, and small circular library stamp on top margin of page [13]. The concept of "beauties" as applied to extracts from poetry and prose suitable to be anthologized for the moral benefit of youth or the entertainment of adults seems to be one that began to be popular in the mid 18th century in Britain. In the Preface the compiler asks why another anthology is needed when there are so many on the market, answering that "there cannot be too many books adapted to purposes so laudable; and it is evident from the dictates of reason and nature, that the Youthful Mind is fond of novelty." He or she extolls the size of the type and the quality of the paper, and Hugh Bair's position at the beginning of the list of authors represented in the anthology is due to his "great ability in literature, [which] aRe too well known to need any encomiums." ESTC T188139 lists this as one of the two copies it locates; the other is in the Bodleian. There are also copies in the BL and NYPL (OCLC listing is mis-dated 1873). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Orlando Furioso: Translated from the Italian of Lodovico Ariosto Complete in 5 volumes

      London: The Author. C. Bathurst , T. Payne and Son, J. Dodsley, J. Robson et al, 1783. First English language edition.. Hardcover. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.25 inches). 5 volumes: [xii], cxxxi, 335; [vi], 407; [vi], 427; [vi], 438; [vi], 322, vi, [55, Index and Errata]. All half-title and title pages present. Engraved frontis to each volume, and with a portrait of Hoole to Volume I. Frontis to Vol. III engraved by William Blake after Stothard. Contemporary half calf gilt over plain paper-covered boards. All somewhat rubbed, calf a little dry, one outer joint cracked though not affecting integrity of the binding, paper scuffed to upper board of Vol.IV. Spines just-cracked vertically to Vols III and IV, from opening, but again not affecting binding. Armorial bookplate to all front pastedowns. Prelims and extrems a little spotted, dusty. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. A Very Good set. Heavy books, requiring much extra postage overseas. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

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        DOMESDAY BOOK - Two Volumes

      British Government, England 1783 - In latin, 1783 and 1816 maybe, I have been given very little help with this. Can't find a title page. Volume I. 1 to 382 pp.; Volume II, 1 to 450 pp. Volume I straight cut edges 1 to 130 has straight cut edges. 131 to 382 has deckle edges. Volume II has all deckle edges. This may be a library binding, 1/4 black leather spine with 2 leather labels, one green and one red, lettered in gilt. Large books, paper is heavy, maybe light wood boards. Volume I weighs 14 lbs., Volume II weighs 10 lbs. Extra Postage will be required. Actually guessing at the dates. Please ask for pictures if interested. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DES ANIMAUX D'ARISTOTE (LANGUE GREC ET FRANCOISE). NOTES SUR L'HISTOIRE DES ANIMAUX D'ARISTOTE. DEUX TOMES

      Chez la Veuve Desaint, Paris 1783 - Traduzione: Camus Gaston . Pagine: LVI+759+XLVIII+854 . Formato: 8° . Rilegatura: Cartonati con piatti marmorizzati e dorsi in pelle marrone con titoli e fregi in oro. Piatti graffiati. . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Pagine molto fresche . Note epoca: MDCCLXXXIII

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        "Aussicht gegen die Seufzer Allee im Augarten - Vue de l'allee des Soupirs dans l'Augarten".

      Wien, Artaria, (um 1783).. Bildausschnitt ca. 27,5 x 42 cm (Gesamtgröße: 36 x 47,7 cm).. Schwarz Nr. 32. Nebhay-W. 671, 32.- Erster Etat (von drei). Merkmale: Große Nr. 32, Schrift, Adresse. Der Stichfehler "Prv" im Privileg.- Rokokostaffage, darunter in der Mitte eine Gruppe (zwei Damen, zwischen ihnen ein Herr vom Rücken gesehen), Figur eines älteren, nach links blickenden Herrn, nach Angabe des Katalogs Schimmer der berühmte englische Gefängnisreformator John Howard (1726-1790).- Prachtvolle Ansicht des Augartens in schönem Kolorit und mit getuschter Umrahmung.- Rückseite mit kleinen Montageresten. Bis knapp an die äußere Einrahmungslinie beschnitten.

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        Delle Stufe e de' Bagni di Sciacca

      Reale Stamperia 1783 Bellitti, Antonino Silvestro. Palermo, Reale Stamperia, 1783. Delle Stufe e de' Bagni di Sciacca. In - folio, pergamena coeva. viii, 215 pp. Ritratto in medaglione del re Ferdinando e della regina inciso in rame nel frontespizio ed una tavola f.t., pure incisa in rame, raffigurante l' iconografia della Stufa di S. Calogero di Sciacca. Bellissimo esemplare di questa opera rara. Manca al Lozzi. Mira, Bibl. siciliana, I, p. 94: >. Uff. Mob. 1.

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        The History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic : By Adam Ferguson, Ll. D. Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh. In Three Volumes. Illustrated with Maps

      W. Strahan; T. Cadell, in the Strand; and W. Creech, 1783-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Acceptable. 3 volume set. 4to. Contemporary calf. Hinges cracked. Worn leather, corners bumped. Some minor loss to leather. Spines darkened at base (presumably they were rescued from a fire.) Owners name to each volume of James Biddle. Scattered foxing throughout. Soiling. Fold out map of the Roman Empire's Mediterranean possessions on vol. 3. Fold out map at rear of vol. 1. Fold out map and another map of Carthage (Africa) in vol. 2. From the library of James Biddle, US Navy. James Biddle was an American commodore. His flagship was USS Columbus. Biddle served in the Barbary wars and later served in the War of 1812. Biddle later served the US in the Mediterranean and helped establish a treaty with the Ottoman Empire. In 1845 Biddle exchanged ratifications of the Treaty of Wanghia between China and the United States. He later was the first to attempt to open trade between Japan and the United States in 1847, but was unsuccessful. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US.

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        Sechs Predigten gegen Despotismus, Dumheit, Aberglauben, Ungerechtigkeit, Untreue und Müssiggang. 195 S. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette. Pappbd d. Z. (berieben, Kanten beschabt).

      Frankfurt/M., Andreä, 1783. - Erste, sehr seltene Ausgabe der programmatischen Schrift, in der Knigge die Normen der feudalen Gesellschaft auf den Kopf stellt. "Jeder hat eine Bestimmung, und wenn er diese erfüllt, so ist er in dem Stande ein verehrungswürdiger Mann. Der redliche fleissige Handwerker ist viel vornehmer, sehr viel mehr werth, als der faule schlechte Minister, und nur das Verderbniß der menschlichen Einrichtungen hat einen so lächerlichen Vorzug eines Standes vor dem Anderen eingeführt. Laßt Euch das sagen, Ihr die Ihr mit erkauften Titeln, mit ererbten Vorzügen, mit fremden Verdiensten pralt! Laßt es Euch sagen: Der nützliche Mann ist der beste, der vornehmste Mann, und je mehr Einer zum allgemeinen Besten beyträgt, um desto höher steht er in den Augen des Weisen" (S. 180). – Titel mit Besitzeintrag, sonst gutes Exemplar. – Knigge 11.01. Knigge-Kat. Wolfenbüttel 126. Goed. IV 1, 615, 5.

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