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        1783. BILL IN CHANCERY BY PERSONS CONCERNED IN PRIVATEER AT BERWICK AG[AINS]T SOME PERSONS WHO HAD SUBSCRIBED AND WHO [WOULD?] CONTRIBUTE THERETO [manuscript docket title]

      [London, 1783. Large folio. Loose leaves. Old fold lines. Minor wear and soiling, primarily to final page. Very good. Complaint filed by Edward Parker in Chancery Court concerning the resolution of a privateering endeavor mounted by members of an association in Berwick-Upon- Tweed, in northernmost England, during the American Revolutionary War. The complaint is that several members of the association have not paid their share of the subscription in order to pay down the debts incurred in the outfitting and purchase of the vessels necessary for the operation. The association members and the many subscribers are all named, with their subscriptions recorded. The document notes that all are members of "a certain Society formed for the purposes of Adventure in fitting out privateers ag[ains]t the common Enemy in the course of the late war that by certain Articles of Agreement bear a date on or ab[ou]t the 30th day of Decr. in the yr of our Lord 1780." The terms of the association are laid out and the purchase and outfitting of the ship described. The judges denoted are the Right Honourable Alexander Lord Loughborough, Sir William Henry Ashurst, and Sir Beaumont Hotham. Interestingly, two of the judges on the case, Ashurst and Hotham, both served as judges during the famous trial of James Hill, known as "John the Painter," who, acting as agent of Benjamin Franklin and Silas Deane, set fire to the Portsmouth naval yard rope house in 1777. Lengthy and informative, detailing the ways in which people set about to profit by privateering during the Revolution.

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        HISTOIRE RAISONÉE DES OPÉRATIONS MILITAIRES ET POLITIQUES DE LA DERNIÈRE GUERRE, SUIVIE D'OBSERVATIONS SUR LA RÉVOLUTION QUI EST ARRIVÉE DANS LES MOEURS & SUR CELLE QUI EST SUR LE POINT D'ARRIVER DANS LA CONSTITUTION D'ANGLETERRE

      Liege, 1783. Joly with the half title; Lacombe without the half title. Bound together in contemporary French mottled calf, spine richly gilt. Hinges neatly repaired. Very clean internally. An attractive copy. A firsthand account of the Revolution, by a little-known but fascinating French soldier of fortune who fought for the British. A disputatious and critical man, Joly de St. Valier condemns the British conduct of the war, especially in naval matters, and heaps some scorn on the French and De Grasse. The ten-page supplement, included here, is found in only some copies of the work. It was likely printed later and continues Joly's war of words with Sir Joseph Yorke, former British Ambassador at the Hague, who was quite involved in British naval strategy during the war. A very rare work on the market, with much important firsthand material on the military history of the Revolution. The Streeter copy realized $450 in 1967. Joly's work is bound in a contemporary French binding following a copy of François Lacombe's TABLEAU DE LONDRES ET DE SES ENVIRONS..., which describes the moral and social failings of London and Britain as a whole, a consequence being the unlikelihood of their defeating the rebellious Americans.

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        A View of the Constitution of the British Colonies... London, 1783

      1783. A Constitutional Study of the British Colonies Written by a Georgian Loyalist Judge During the American Revolution Stokes, Anthony [1736-1799]. A View of the Constitution of the British Colonies, in North-America and the West-Indies, at the Time the Civil War Broke Out on the Continent of America. In Which Notice is Taken of such Alterations as Have Happened Since that Time, Down to the Present Period. With A Variety of Colony Precedents, Which are Chiefly Adapted to the British West India Islands; And May be Useful to Those, Who Have Any Intercourse with the Colonies. London: Printed for the author and sold by B. White, 1783. [ii], xvi, 555, [1] pp. Half-title lacking. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style calf over textured paper boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Negligible light rubbing to extremities. Light toning to text, faint dampspotting in a few places, early repair to a torn leaf, later repair to another (text not affected). Annotations and underlining in an early hand in a few places, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy of a scarce title published at the end of the American Revolution. * Stokes, a member of the Inner Temple and the Loyalist chief justice of the General Court of the Georgia colony from 1769-1776, and in restored Royal Georgia from 1779-1782, "gives a very interesting discussion of the state of legal administration in the southern colonies...Stokes also discusses what part of the English Common Law the colonists had brought along with them" (Reinsch). Contents include chapters on the Colonial civil and criminal courts, counsel and attorneys in the colonies, the court of Vice-Admiralty, Negroes in the colonies and the modes of conveyance and manumission. Reinsch, "Colonial Common Law" in Select Essays in Anglo-American Legal History 409-410. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 91994. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law (listed twice) 5423, 6768.

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        Topographie historique de la ville et du diocèse de Troyes.

      A Troyes, chez la veuve Gobelet, et à Paris, Antoine Fournier, 1783-1784. - 3 vol. in-8, demi-basane fauve à coins bordés d'un filet doré, dos à nerfs ornés de doubles filets dorés, bordant le pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, doubles filtres et palettes dorées en queue des dos, plats granités, tranches finement mouchetées, gardes peignées, reliure du XIXe, 1 f. bl. XIV-[1]f. n. ch.- 483pp, 1f.bl., 1f.bl., 466pp-3 ff. n.ch.; 1f.bl.; 1f.bl., 490pp, 1f. bl. L tome I. est partiellement imprimé papier bleuté. Petites traces de cirage en tête des dos, cerne claire à l'angle sup. gauche du titre du TIII. l'intérieur est très frais sans rousseurs, ex. en excellent état. Cet ouvrage nous donne notamment l'historique et décrit les villes, bourgs & villages des neuf districts ou doyennés de Troyes et de son diocése, à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, peu de temps avant la Révolution. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        IN ASSEMBLY, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2d, 1783, A.M. THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE, READ NOVEMBER 29th, RELATIVE TO THE PREPARATIONS TO BE MADE FOR PUBLIC DEMONSTRATIONS OF JOY...[caption title and first line of text]

      [Philadelphia, 1783. Old fold lines. A bit of foxing. One contemporary ink emendation. Very good. In a half morocco box. A rare and quite wonderful broadside printing the instructions and specifications for the construction of a triumphal arch in Philadelphia to celebrate the Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War. It also spells out plans for the celebration to be held upon completion of the arch, complete with a parade and fireworks. This declaration was passed by the Pennsylvania Assembly just as the British were evacuating New York City, and a little more than a week before George Washington resigned as commander of the Continental Army. The arch was designed by artist Charles Willson Peale, and its specifications are outlined in this broadside. The arch was fifty feet wide and nearly forty feet high, with columns in the Ionic order decorated with spiral festoons of flowers in their natural colors. The arch would be decorated with illustrations and inscriptions celebrating liberty, the Continental Army, the alliance with France, the natural bounty of the United States, the virtues of learning and science, etc. The whole structure was to be illuminated with twelve hundred lamps, and a fireworks display would take place on the celebration day, made all the more beautiful by having the lights of Philadelphia darkened for the occasion. A sum of £600 was allotted for the construction of the arch. The ratification of the Treaty of Paris was proclaimed on Jan. 22, 1784, but a careless citizen fired his gun too close to Peale's arch, which soon caught fire and was consumed by flame moments before it was to be illuminated in celebration. NAIP locates only four copies, at the Library of Congress, American Philosophical Society, Pennsylvania Historical Society, and Massachusetts Historical Society. Rare.

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        [SAMMELBAND OF TWENTY-FIVE REVOLUTIONARY ERA MASSACHUSETTS LAWS AND THE FOLIO PRINTING OF THE 1780 MASSACHUSETTS CONSTITUTION]

      Watertown or Boston, 1783. Folio. Contemporary reverse calf, covers and spine tooled in blind. Spine lacking, leather detached from front board, leather nearly detached from rear board, boards still attached, cords intact. Front and rear endpapers loose from boards. Dampstains, stains, light foxing throughout. Some top edges and foredges closely trimmed with occasional loss of text; occasional leaves loose; occasional tears, some with loss of text. Third title lacks seven pages, tenth title lacks final leaf (see below for additional information for specific titles). Several ownership inscriptions of Joseph Allen of Worcester, Massachusetts. Near good condition. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A sammelband of Revolutionary-era Massachusetts acts and laws published by Benjamin Edes and various associates between 1775 and 1783. The collection of documents is of particular interest for a number of legislative actions directly related to the Revolutionary War, such as maritime defense, the creation of militias, the buildup of troops, and various issues regarding treason, deserters, and Tories. The first three documents, printed in Watertown, New England "under the reign of George the Third, King," includes acts regarding the development of the colony's defense. Chapter I of the second title is "an act for encouraging the fixing out of armed vessels to defend the sea coast of America, and for erecting a court to try and condemn all vessels that shall be found infesting the same." Chapter I of the third title is "an act for forming and regulating the militia within the colony of Massachusetts Bay," and Chapter XIII from the same session is "an act for raising and forming a regiment or troop...out of the several regiments of foot in the county of Worcester." (Similar acts for other towns are to be found recorded elsewhere in the volume.) While the first and second of these Watertown imprints are recorded in a dozen institutions each, the third title is located only at the Pennsylvania Historical Society, and all three are extremely uncommon in the market. Numerous additional acts related to the war are found in the acts and laws "of the state of the Massachusetts Bay, in New England," printed after the Declaration of Independence. Chapter XXI of the fourth title, printed in 1777, includes an extensive act "for providing a reinforcement to the American Army." Legislation regarding treason is also thoroughly documented. Chapter XXXII is a lengthy act "against treason...and regulating trials in such cases, and for directing the mode of executing judgments against persons attainted of felony." In a related matter, Chapter XIII in the eighth title, printed in 1778, is an act "to prevent the return to this state of certain persons therein named, and others, who have left this state, or either of the United States, and joined the enemies thereof." The latter consists of three pages of names of Tories prohibited from returning to the state. This volume belonged to Joseph Allen (1749-1827), a nephew of Samuel Adams who moved to Worcester in 1776 and was a member of the Massachusetts State constitutional convention in 1788. His signature and additional manuscript annotations are found on the rear free endpaper as well as on individual titles published between 1779 and 1782. This set of documents, bound after Adams collected them individually over a number of years, are as follows: 1) IN THE FIFTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF GEORGE THE THIRD, KING, &c. ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT WATERTOWN...THE NINETEENTH DAY OF JULY...1775. Watertown, New England: Printed by Benjamin Edes, Printer to the Honorable Council and Honorable House of Representatives, 1775. pp.1-7. Leaves loose, upper right corner torn with slight loss of text. EVANS 14202. 2) IN THE SIXTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF GEORGE THE THIRD, KING, &c. ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT WATERTOWN...THE NINETEENTH DAY OF JULY...1775...AND THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENT TO...THE TWENTIETH DAY OF SEPTEMBER FOLLOWING.... Watertown, New England: Printed by Benjamin Edes, Printer to the Honorable Council and Honorable House of Representatives, 1775. pp.9-13. Leaves loose, upper right corner torn with slight loss of text. EVANS 14203. 3) IN THE SIXTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF GEORGE THE THIRD, KING, &c. ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT WATERTOWN...THE NINETEENTH DAY OF JULY...1775...AND THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF NOVEMBER FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. [Watertown: Benjamin Edes, 1776]. pp.15-59. Lacks pp.23-38 and pp.59. Pp.39-44 present but misbound. Pp.21-22 cleanly torn on fold. Pp.49-50 loose. Pp.43-44, 51-54, 57-58 torn with slight loss of text. Colophon from Bristol. This copy also includes pp.65-68 of ACTS AND LAWS from an additional publication. BRISTOL B4274. 4) IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1776. [ACTS AND LAWS, PASSED BY THE GREAT AND GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY, IN NEW-ENGLAND]. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, Printer to the Honorable Council of the State of Massachusetts-Bay, 1777. pp.71- 106. Top edges slightly shaved. EVANS 15400. 5) [ACTS AND LAWS, PASSED BY THE GREAT AND GENERAL COURT OF ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS-BAY, IN NEW- ENGLAND]. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, Printer to the Honorable Council of the State of Massachusetts-Bay, 1777. pp.107-137. Pp.109-110 torn with no loss, manuscript additions on pp.107, 122-123. EVANS 15401. 6) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY- EIGHTH DAY OF MAY...1775. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, Printer to the Honorable the Council, 1778. pp.139- 178. Pp.165-166 cleanly torn with no loss. Manuscript additions on p.139 and p.155. EVANS 15883. 7) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY- SEVENTH DAY OF MAY...1778. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, Printer to the Honorable the Council of Massachusetts State, 1778. pp.179-189. Slight manuscript additions on pp.186-187. EVANS 15884. 8) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY- SEVENTH DAY OF MAY...1778; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE SIXTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, Printer to the Honorable Council of Massachusetts- State, 1778. pp.191-207. Last leaf (p.207) loose. EVANS 15885. 9) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY- SEVENTH DAY OF MAY...1778; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE SIXTH DAY OF JANUARY 1779, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, Printer to the Honorable Council of Massachusetts State, 1779. pp.209- 222. Last leaf (p.222) loose. EVANS 16343. 10) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY OF MAY...1778; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE SEVENTH DAY OF APRIL FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. [Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, and Comp'y. Printers to the honorable Council of the State of Massachusetts-Bay, 1779]. pp.223-237. Lacks last leaf (p.237), colophon from Evans. EVANS 16344. 11) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD...THE TWENTY-SIXTH DAY OF MAY...1779. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes, and Comp'y. Printers to the Honorable Council of the State of Massachusetts-Bay, 1779. pp.239-251. Ownership inscription of J. Allen on p.251. EVANS 16345. 12) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-SIXTH DAY OF MAY...1779; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENT TO...THE EIGHTH OF SEPTEMBER FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Honorable Council of the State of Massachusetts-Bay, 1779-80. pp.253-277. EVANS 16346. NAIP W032864. 13) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-SIXTH DAY OF MAY...1779; FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE EIGHTH OF MARCH FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Honorable Council of the State of Massachusetts Bay, 1780. pp.279-309 [i.e. 279-311]. Last leaf loose, two-page unpaginated valuation list inserted between pp. 296 and 297. EVANS 16837. 14) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF MAY...1780. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Honorable Council of the State of Massachusetts Bay, 1780. pp.311-317. Not in Evans. NAIP W015008. 15) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF MAY...1780; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENT TO...THE SEVENTH OF SEPTEMBER FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Honourable Council of the State of Massachusetts Bay, 1780. pp.319-329. Ownership inscription "Joseph Allen Worcester 1780" on blank verso of p.329. Not in Evans. NAIP W0150101. 16) THE CONSTITUTION OR FRAME OF GOVERNMENT FOR THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to His Excellency the Governor, the Council and Senate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1781. 24pp. Titlepage and p.3 torn with no loss, foredge of text closely trimmed with some loss of text. Manuscript additions on pp. 4, 5, 7, 22, and 23. Titlepage inscribed, with each letter of the printed title written in cursive capital letters. A Latin inscription is also added around the shield of the Commonwealth. This is the second edition of the final Massachusetts state constitution, a document of the greatest influence on the federal constitution. EVANS 17229. 17) A TABLE. [Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes & Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1782]. 5pp. First leaf torn with slight loss. Manuscript index additions on pp.4-5. The index for Evans 17592, bound as the twenty-fifth title in this volume, described below. 18) ACTS AND LAWS, OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to His Excellency the Governor, the Council and Senate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1781. 49pp. Foredge trimmed close, affecting sidenotes. The title and imprint, as recorded on titlepage and by Evans 17211, but correct pagination, variant caption title on page 3, and variant imprint in colophon on p.49 as recorded by Evans 17212. Ownership inscription of Joseph Allen dated 1780 (?) on blank verso of p.5. EVANS 17212. 19) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-FIFTH DAY OF OCTOBER...1780; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE ELEVENTH DAY OF APRIL, 1781, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1871. pp.51-74. Trimmed at foredge slightly affecting some sidenotes. EVANS 17213. 20) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY OF MAY...1781. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1781. pp.75-85. Trimmed at foredge, affecting some sidenotes. EVANS 17214. 21) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE THIRTIETH DAY OF MAY...1781; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENT TO...THE TWELFTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1781. pp.87-107. Trimmed at foredge, slightly affecting some sidenotes. Ownership inscription of Joseph Allen with additional Latin inscription in his hand on verso of p.107. EVANS 17215. 22) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE THIRTIETH DAY OF MAY...1781; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE SIXTEENTH DAY OF JANUARY 1782, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1782. pp.109-121. Pp.109-110 torn with slight loss, trimmed at foredge slightly affecting some sidenotes. Ownership inscription of "Allen" with additional notes on p.109. EVANS 17589. 23) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE THIRTIETH DAY OF MAY...1781; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE ELEVENTH DAY OF APRIL, 1782, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1782. pp.123-131. Trimmed at foredge, slightly affecting some sidenotes. Manuscript annotation on p.125 indicates that an act was repealed, noting page recording the repeal. EVANS 17590. 24) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF MAY, 1782. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes and Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1782. pp.133-163. Trimmed at foredge, slightly affecting a few sidenotes. EVANS 17591. 25) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF MAY...1782; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENT TO...THE EIGHTEENTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes & Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1782. pp.165-205. Foredge and top edge trimmed, affecting sidenotes and headlines. The five-page index for this work is bound as the seventeenth title in this volume, described above. Inscription on verso of p.205: "Worcester County, Acts and Laws." EVANS 17592. 26) ACTS AND LAWS...BEGUN AND HELD AT BOSTON...THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF MAY...1782; AND FROM THENCE CONTINUED BY ADJOURNMENTS TO...THE TWENTY-NINTH DAY OF JANUARY FOLLOWING, AND THEN MET. Boston: Printed by Benjamin Edes & Sons, Printers to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1783. pp.207-245. Pp.241-242 cleanly torn, foredge and top edge trimmed closely, affecting text, last leaf loose. Following blank leaf inscribed "Jos. Allen, Worcester," with additional Latin inscription. EVANS 18022. A contemporary sammelband of Massachusetts laws providing documentation of the legislative process during the Revolutionary era, with engaging examples of acts regarding the conflict with Great Britain. Evans and NAIP references as given above.

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        Neu revidirte Willkühr der Stadt Danzig aus Schluss sämtlicher Ordnungen publicirt 1761 und mit beygefügten Zusätzen und Erläuterungen nebst einem Register zum zweytenmahl abgedruckt Anno 1783.

      Wedel Danzig 1783 Mit 271 Seiten mit gestochener Vignette, 30 Seiten ( Erläuterungen und Zusätze ), 66 Seiten ( Register über die Danziger Willkühr und deren Anno 1783 beygebrachte Zusätze und Erläuterungen ), Oldr mit farbigem Rückenschildchen, 4° ( 33,5 x 20,5 cm ). Inhalt: Von Sachen, die bey Em Rath gehandelt werden - Vom Bürgerlichen Verhalten - Von Häusern und liegenden Gründen - Von See-Händeln und der Schiffahrt ( mit u.a. Von den Schiffen und derselben Baugerechtigkeit; Von Seedokumenten; Von Schifern; Vom Schiffsvolk; Von Befrachtung der Schiffe und Lossung ( Löschung ) der Güter; Von Bodmerey; Von Haverey ) - Von Assuranzen - Von Kaufmanns-Händeln - Von Freyheite der Gewerke und Gilden - Von Mißhandlungen / Von Gerichts- und Rechtssachen - Von Pfennig-Zinsen - Von Arresten - Von Besatzung und Abtretung der Güter - Von der Execution - Von Testamenten, Heyrath... - Vom Wett-Gericht - Prozeß-Ordnung - Vom Bürgerrecht - Von Fremden und Gästen - Vom Gesinde und den Dienstboten - Von denen Knecht-Vätern und Mägde-Müttern - Von des Gesindes Kleidung - Von Erben und liegenden Gründen - Von Kauf und Verkauf aller Waren und Güter - Von Wein, Bier, Häkern und Speise - Von Fleischern und vom Fleischkauf. Einband berieben, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, Rückdeckel mit kleineren Beschädigungen, der schmale Einbandrücken zum oberen Kapital hin angeplatzt und beschädigt sowie gering wurmstichig. Bindung stäkrer gelockert. Innen Vorsätze jeweils stärker braunfleckig, sonst Seiten durchgehend teils etwas stock- oder braunfleckig, wenige Seiten auch stärker.- sehr selten - ( Gewicht 900 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Danzig, Ordnung, Ordnungen, Vorschriften, Reglements, Willkür, Danziger, 1783, Google, Schiffahrt, Ostsee, Gdansk, revidierte, Verordnungen, Hanse

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        Jesus Messias. Oder die Evangelien und Apostelgeschichte, in Gesängen.

      Steiner),, (Winterthur, 1783 - 5 Bände. (Winterthur, Steiner), 1783-1786. 8°. (2), 431, (11) S.; (8), 419, (9), S.; (4), 399, (1) S.; (6) 468, (4) S.; (8), (2), (4), (2), (72) S. Mit 72 Kupfertafeln und 7 gest. Vignetten von Chodowiecki, Berger, Schellenberg, Lips, Gmelin, Gränicher, Nussbiegel, Penzel und Pfenninger. Halblederbände mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückensch. Rümann 599. - Goedeke IV, 269, 44. - Wilpert/Gühring 858, 107. - Lanckoronska-Oehler III, 95. - Erste Ausgabe. Die Kupfertafeln erschienen in vier Lieferungen, hier als fünfter Band in einem gebunden. Lavater liefert zu jedem Kupferstich eine ausführliche und kritische Beschreibung über Technik, Qualität und Entstehung, die das Werk ausserordentlich aufschlussreich für die Kenntnis der Arbeitsmethoden der damaligen Kupferstecher macht. "Aller Unvollkommenheiten ungeachtet, ist die Sammlung und Darstellung von neutestamentlichen Geschichten weit aus die Beste ." (Lavater im Nachwort). - Nur vereinzelt stockfleckig. In Band drei ca. 20 Seiten stärker gebräunt. Vorsätze leimschattig. Einbände berieben und bestossen. Halblederbände mit Rückenvergoldung und Rückensch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. Graphik, Österreich - WIEN

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        Cometographie ou Traite Historique et Theorique Des Cometes.

      Paris. De L'Imprimerie Royale. 1783.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book 4to. 26cm, first edition, in 2 volumes, xii,630,[1](errata) & viii,518,[6]pp., plus 7 plates, tables, occasional notes in the margins in a contemporary hand, in the early full tree calf, real raised bands, gilt stamped borders and decorations in the panels, new double crimson morocco labels, marbled endpapers and edges, a fine attractive contemporary binding, rare. (snds). - The First Edition of the best and most complete work on the subject of Cometography published up to this time. Pingr‚ (died 1795) was a famous French astronomer who participated in several scientific voyages, and he was the first to make good observations of VENUS. He was for some time chancellor of Paris University and also librarian of Sainte-G‚neviŠve. This is his principal work and copies have become very rare. Ours is in fine condition. .

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        Jäger-Practica oder der wohlgeübte und erfahrne Jäger. Darinnen eine vollständige Anweisung zur gantzen Hohen und Niedern Jagd-Wissenschaft in vier Theilen enthalten ist. Nebst einer Vorrede des Herrn Cantzlers Freyherrns von Wolf.

      Leipzig Johann Samuel Heinsius 1783 - 3. verb. Aufl. 4 Tle. in 1 Bd. Gr.-4°. 13 nn. Bll., 148, 264, 192, 108 S., 32 nn. Bll. Mit 21 (davon 20 dpblgr. ) Kupfertaf., 3 Textholzschnitte u. 12 Vign. Halbleder. Ber. u. best., Kapitale best. u. m. Fehlst. Stärker gebr. u. tls. fl. Schöne Ausgabe. Auf Wunsch senden wir gerne ein Foto des Buches via E-mail 2,474 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beschreibung der Versuche mit den aerostatischen Maschinen der Herren von Montgolfier nebst verschiedenen zu dieser Materie gehörigen Abhandlungen. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt nebst acht Kupfertafeln.

      Leipzig, Weidmanns Erben & Reich, 1784. 8°. XXXIV + 268 S. Hld. der Zeit mit reicher RGoldprägung. DEA, gegenüber der franz. Originalausgabe um einige Texte des Übersetzers erweitert. Mit gestochenen Frontispiz, 7 gefalteten Kupfertafeln und 3 gefalteten Tabellen. - PMM 229; Engelmann 96; Borst 455; Poggenforff I, 724: franz. Ausg. - Kanten leicht berieben, Stempel a. T., geringfügige Stockflecken. - Der franz. Naturwissenschaftler Faujas de Saint-Fond förderte die Montgolfiers. Er beschreibt hier die ersten Versuche der Luftschiffahrt, zunächst mit Tieren, danach im November mit Pilatre de Rozier und dem Marquis d`Arlande, die mit einem Fesselballon in die Lüfte stiegen. Dies ist die erste Veröffentlichung über diesen Flug und die erste ernsthafte Abhandlung über die Ballonschiffahrt. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Aviatic; Luftfahrt

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        Galanterieen der Türken.

      "Frankfurt und Leipzig" [= Altona, J. H. Kaven & Comp.], 1783. - 8vo. 2 parts in 1 vol. XVI, 340 pp. (3)-136 pp. With engr. frontispiece by Wentzel (counted in the pagination) and 40 folding costume plates by Endler, in original hand colour. Modern marbled boards retaining original giltstamped red spine label. First edition. - A frequently loose account of oriental conditions and excesses; "based exclusively on earlier travel publications" (cf. Chatzipanagioti-S.). The appendix of pt. 2 has a separate title: "History of a noble Turkish lady who, dressed as a man, found her fortune and death amongst weaponry in Europe". The prologue admits that this appendix "bears no connexion with the preceding matter" - indeed, it has nothing to to with Ottoman history at all, but is a satire on German conditions during the Seven Years' War, replete with allusions which would bear closer study. The author, Christian Wilhelm Kindleben (1748-85), was sometime assistant to Basedow at the Philanthropinum reform school in Dessau. - The engravings show costumes for gentlemen and ladies; "the images of the Sultana combine elements drawn from various illustrations found in Ferriol's 'Recueil'" (cf. Chatzipanagioti-S.). - Evenly browned throughout. German postwar trade records cite a single coloured copy. Chatzipanagioti-S. 481 (= 482; citing merely 39 plates). Frauen reisen 316. Lipperheide 1419 (Lb 3). Colas 1607. Hiler 496. Hayn/Gotendorf III, 559 (and V, 111; VII, 723). Goedeke IV/1, 929, 33. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The works. With the life of the author. In twelve volumes . A new edition. To which is now first added, The fathers; or, the Good-natured man.

      London, Printed for W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, S. Crowder, T. Longman, J. Robson, C. Dilly, G. Kearsley, G. Robinson, T. Cadell, T. Lowndes, R. Baldwin, W. Cater, G. Nicoll, S. Bladon, J. Murray, W. Flexney, T. Evans, W. Otridge, J. Sewell, W. Lane, J. Bowen, & W. Fox M DCC LXXXIII (1783). - 12 volumes. 8°. Mit 11 Kupfertafeln von J. Collier nach M. Rooker u. 1 Portrait-Kupfer von I. Taylor nach W. Hogarth. Ldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückensch. u. reicher Rückenverg. Vgl. Lowndes II, 797. - Dritte Gesamtausgabe. - Kapital u. Fuß geringf. bestoßen, vord. Gelenk von Band I gebrochen, Band VII mit größerem Feuchtigkeitsfleck auf dem Vorderdeckel, sonst gutes dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar. Ldr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückensch. u. reicher Rückenverg. 12 volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VILLA NEGRONI: BLATT AUS EINER SERIE ZU DEN ANTIK-RÖMISCHEN WANDDEKORATIONEN DER VILLA NEGRONI IN ROM, TAFEL VII: BACCHUS UND ARIADNE (1783).

      - Wunderschön koloriertes Blatt aus der seltenen Stichserie zu den antiken Wanddekorationen der Villa Negroni in Rom, der ehemaligen Villa des römischen Kaisers Antonius Pius (reg. 138-161 n. Chr.). Es handelt sich um Tafel VII einer insgesamt 12 Blätter umfassenden Stichserie von Angelo Campanella und Petrus Vitali nach Zeichnungen von Anton Raphael Mengs und Anton von Maron. Die Villa wurde 1777 von José Nicolás de Azara, dem Boschafter von König Karl III. von Spanien, bei Grabungen nahe der Thermen des Diocletian auf dem Esquilin entdeckt. Ihm ist das vorliegende Blatt auch gewidmet. Die Reproduktion der antiken Wanddekorationen in detaillierten, kunstvollen und farbenprächtigen Stichen stellt die unmittelbare Reaktion auf den bedeutenden Fund antiker Wandmalereien dar, bei denen es sich um die ersten wiederentdeckten Fresken dieser Art nach den Funden in Pompeji und in Herculaneum handelte. Bereits kurz nach der Auffindung der Malereien beauftragte Karl III. den in Rom sehr angesehenen Künstler Anton Raphael Mengs mit den Kopien der Fresken, die von einer Publikation des Architekten Camillo Buti mit Grundrissen und Beschreibungen der antiken Kaiservilla begleitet werden sollten. Wie Buti in seinem 1778 erschienenen Manifesto betont, wurde bei den Reproduktionsstichen ein besonderes Augenmerk nicht nur auf die Wiedergabe der Formen der dekorativen Details gelegt, sondern auch auf die möglichst authentische Wiedergabe ihrer Farbgebung – für einen möglichst originalen und unverzerrten Eindruck der antiken Malereien. Die erste Ausgabe von Buti’s Manifesto stellte zunächst nur 2 handkolorierte Stiche bereit. Erst im Laufe der nächsten Jahre, bis 1802, folgten insgesamt 12 Tafeln zu den Wanddekorationen der Villa. Von Mengs stammen die ersten 3 Tafeln der Serie, die restlichen (wie auch die hier vorliegende Tafel) basiert auf einer Zeichnung des Schwagers von Mengs, Anton von Maron. Die vorliegende Tafel VII zeigt eine Wand aus Raum D der Villa Negroni, deren Dekorationen dem Gott Bacchus gewidmet sind. Das zentrale figürliche Bildfeld zeigt eine Szene mit Bacchus und Ariadne: Bacchus steht rechts an eine Säule gelehnt, hat einen Thyrosstab in der Rechten und streicht mit der linken durch das blonde Haar Ariadnes, die seine Berührung scheu duldet. Die Szenen der anderen beiden Wände des Raumes zeigten einen trunkenen Herkules (Tafel V) und eine Szene mit einem Flöte spielenden Satyr, trunkenen Silen sowie eine Bacchantin (Tafel XII). Alle Szenen sind von einem aufwendigen Architekturprospekt im sogenannten 2. Pompejianischen Stil gerahmt. Dieser besteht u.a. aus einer portalartigen Aedikula um das Bildfeld, zwei schlanken bronzefarbenen Säulen auf feinen, vasenartigen Sockeln, mit korinthischen Kapitellen und Löwenköpfen sowie einer illusionistischen Buntmarmorverkleidung. Die Dekorationen der Villa Negroni wurden von Zeitgenossen mit den früher entstandenen Fresken von Pompeij und Herculaneum verglichen, sowie auch mit den Dekorationen Raffaels im Vatikan vom Anfang des 16. Jahrhunderts, die jedoch von der malerischen Ausstattung der antiken Villa Kaiser Neros in Rom, der Domus Aurea, inspiriert worden waren. Wie diese, stellten auch die Fresken der Villa Negroni eine Inspirationsquelle für zeitgenössische Architekten am Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts dar. Die klassischen Formen wurden als „Gegenformen" zur verschnörkelt-verspielten Formensprache des Rokoko empfunden und daher besonders geschätzt. Der künstlerische und dekorative Wert der Stiche zu den Wanddekoration der Villa Negroni in Rom liegt damit nicht nur in ihrer anspruchsvollen Stichtechnik und dem authentischen Kolorit, sondern auch in ihrer Bedeutung als Vermittler klassischer Ornamentformen für Architekten und Zeichner des Neoklassizismus am Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts. Dabei ist jedoch zu betonen, dass nur wenige komplette Sets der Villenausstattung erhalten sind. Trotz des zeitgenössisch großen Interesses an den Fresken erfolgte die Produktion der Stiche offensichtlich nu

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        Vue d'Oranienbaum, Maison de plaisance de Sa Majesté Imperiale de toutes les Russies

      Paris,, 1783 - Große, schöne Ansicht von Oranienbaum / Lomonosov, gelegen am Golf von Finland westlich von St. Petersburg. Aus dem seltenen Altasband zu "Histoire physique, morale, civile et politique de la Russie Ancienne" von N. G. Le Clerc. Gestochen von Neé nach dem original Stich von Mikhail Makhaev. Nicolas Louis de Lespinasse fertigte die Zeichnung dieses Stiches möglicherweise mit Hilfe einer Camera Obscura an. - Zwei kleine Braunflecken unterhalb der Darstellung, vertikale Bugfalte, linke obere Ecke mit Knitterfalten. - Large, beautiful view of the Palace of Oranienbaum / Lomonosov located on the Gulf of Finland West of St. Petersburg in Russia. From the Atlas Volume of "Histoire physique, morale, civile et politique de la Russie Ancienne" by N. G. Le Clerc. Engraved by Neé after the original engraving of Mikhail Makhaev. Nicolas Louis De Lespinasse has drawn this reduced version possibly by using a camera obscura. - Two small brown spots below the image, vertical centrefold, some creases in upper left corner.

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        A View of the Constitution of the British Colonies London, 1783

      1783. Notable Study of the British Colonies by a Southern Loyalist Judge Published in 1783 Stokes, Anthony [1736-1799]. A View of the Constitution of the British Colonies, in North-America and the West-Indies, at the Time the Civil War Broke Out on the Continent of America. In Which Notice is Taken of such Alterations as Have Happened Since that Time, Down to the Present Period. With A Variety of Colony Precedents, Which are Chiefly Adapted to the British West India Islands; And May be Useful to Those, Who Have Any Intercourse with the Colonies. London: Printed for the author and sold by B. White, 1783. [iv], xvi, 555, (1) pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Recent old-style paneled calf, gilt rules and blind fillets to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to text, somewhat darker in places, internally clean. A desirable copy of an uncommon work. * Stokes, a member of the Inner Temple and the Loyalist chief justice of the General Court of the Georgia colony from 1769-1776, and in restored Royal Georgia from 1779-1782, "gives a very interesting discussion of the state of legal administration in the southern colonies...Stokes also discusses what part of the English Common Law the colonists had brought along with them" (Reinsch). Contents include chapters on the Colonial civil and criminal courts, counsel and attorneys in the colonies, the court of Vice-Admiralty, Negroes in the colonies and the modes of conveyance and manumission. Reinsch, "Colonial Common Law" in Select Essays in Anglo-American Legal History 409-410. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 91994. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law (listed twice) 5423, 6768.

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        An Essay on Laborious Parturition: in which the Division of the Symphysis Pubis is Particularly Considered

      London: T. Cadell, 1783. Near Fine. [6], x, [1], xiv-xvi, 255, [1] p.; 22 cm. 20th-century binding: half polished calf with gilt-tooled spine title "Osborn on Parturition." Black cloth over boards. Lacking original half title, which was supplied (probably at the time of the modern binding) by a facsimile of a half title bearing an inscription. Title page bears two circular stamps of the Norwich & Norfolk United Medical Book Society, and "ANd43" in ink in the upper corner. The Norwich & Norfolk United Medical Book Society was founded prior to 1826, when a catalog of its library was published. The library was dispersed some time after 1955. In the Conclusion (p. 241-255) Osborn disagrees vehemently with Alexander Hamilton's remarks on Caesarian operations in his Outlines of the Theory and Practice of Midwifery. Hamilton declared that the mother had only a one in ten chance of dying as the result of a Caesarian operation, while Osborn insisted that the odds were precisely the opposite, only one in ten of survival. Half title supplied, as noted above; otherwise in Near Fine Condition: front endpapers slightly discolored; upper corner of back board slightly rubbed; pages are clean and bright.

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

      Riga/ Johann Friedrich Hartknoch 1783 - Exempl. in einem altersgemäß guten Gesamtzust., geringe Mängel und Gebrauchsspuren möglich. Einband etwas berieben und an Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen. Buchrücken mit kleineren Mängeln.Innen altersgemäß sehr gut erhalten, teilweise leicht altersfleckig. Überwiegend sauberes und schönes Exemplar mit keinerlei Anstreichungen oder Markierungen. Historisch bedeutsame Erstausgabe. Absolute Rarität und schönes Sammlerstück. 222 S. Deutsch - Frakturschrift 260g 8° - Oktav (entspricht 18,5 - 22,5 cm) kartoniert [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        De l'électricité des végétaux.

      Paris: Didot 1783 - XVI 468 S., 1 Bl.: 3 gefaltete Kupfertafeln, 1 Falttabelle. Marmorierter Lederband d. Zt. mit rotem goldgeprägten Rückenschild u. reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung, etwas berieben u. bestoßen, oberes Kapital mit kleiner Fehlstelle. 1. Ausgabe. - Bedeutendes Werk Bertholons über die Einflüsse der atmosphärischen Elektrizität auf die Pflanzen; er war auch einer der Ersten, der die Elektrizität zur Heilung von Kranken anwendete. - "Experiments to determine the effect of static electricity on the growth of plants are described" (Wheeler-Gift). - Die Tafeln zeigen Versuchsanordnungen sowie 2 reizvolle figürliche Abbildungen mit Versuchen in der Natur. - Titelblatt im Oberrand ca. 1 cm abgeschnitten, davon die zwei ersten Buchstaben des Titels ("De") zur Hälfte betroffen. Sonst innen durchwegs sehr sauber und auf kräftigem Papier gedruckt. - Wheeler-Gift 512 bis; Ronalds 54; Wellcome II 154; Roller-G. I 110. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres choisies EDITION ORIGINALE

      A Amsterdam& se trouve|à Paris: Hôtel Serpente, 1783. Fine. 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. - Collective Edition - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] 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.  

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         Voyage aux îles de Lipari, fait en 1781 ou notice sur les îles Aeoliennes, pour servir à l'histoire des volcans, suivi d'un mémoire sur une espèce de volcan d'air un autre sur la température du climat de Malthe, sur la différence de la chaleur réelle de la chaleur sensible.

      Paris, hôtel Serpente, 1783, in 8°, de VIII-208pp., pl. veau marbré époque, dos lisse orné, premier et dernier feuillet lég. bruni sinon bel exemplaire. Edition originale. Pendant son séjour à Lisbonne, il y fait ses premières observation du basalte, un "produit du feu" jugera-t-il. Il posera la question de la relation entre volcans et tremblements de terre. Il écrit à Faujas de Saint-Fond sur ce sujet des lettres que ce dernier publiera dans ses "Recherches sur les volcans éteints du Vivarais et du Velais". En 1781, il se rend en Italie, où il étudie l'Etna, le Stromboli et le Vulcano. Il publie ses travaux en 1783 dans "Voyage aux îles de Lipari" et en 1784 dans "Mémoire sur les volcans éteints du Val di Noto en Sicile". Dolomieu est le premier à supposer l'existence de masses ignées profondes à l'origine des volcans et le refroidissement de la croûte terrestre à la surface du Globe. Aidé dans ses travaux de géologie par Nicolas de Saussure, il décrit plusieurs minéraux comme l'analcime, le psilomélane, le béryl, l'émeraude, la celestite et même l'anthracite. ¶ DSB IV. 149 "Dolomieu ... acquired a reputation as one of the most astute geologists ... He was known primarily for his studies of volcanic substances and regions; among his related interests were earthquakes, the structure of mountain ranges, the classification of rocks, and the fashion in which chemical and mineralogical studies could be applied to historical interpretation of the earth"

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        Vergil - Aeneis : Verdeutschet von Thaddäus Plazzary, Professor in der freyen Reichsstadt Biberach

      Buchau, Mit Reichsstiftbuchauischen Schriften gedruckt, 1783. - 2 Bände in 1 (alles). 8° (20x12), 1 Bl., 244 S., 1 Bl., 256 S., schlichter HPgmt d.Zt., Kanten bestossen, gutes Exemplar, fest und sauber, [Zur Übers. vgl. GV 150, 307].- Erste Ausgabe dieser vollständigen Übersetzung der Aeneis des Vergil durch Thaddäus Plazzary 1746-1789), der Professor in Biberach war und dort 1775 den Vorläufer des heutigen Wieland-Gymnasium gegründet hatte.- Im Gegensatz zur Ausgabe von 1790 noch ohne Kupfer.- Druck aus dem Reichsstift [Bad] Buchau.- [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [COLLECTION OF MANUSCRIPT VOLUMES CONTAINING THE REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF THE MARQUIS DE VERAC, FRENCH MINISTER IN RUSSIA, DENMARK, AND GERMANY, TO THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER, THE COMTE DE VERGENNES, CONTAINING DIPLOMATIC DISPATCHES OF THE HIGHEST LEVELS DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION]

      Cassel, Copenhagen, & St. Petersburg, 1783. Folio. Uniformly bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt, spines with raised bands and richly gilt, each spine stamped in gilt with the arms of the Marquis de Verac, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Printed shelf ticket of the Bibliotheque du Chateau du Tremblay on the front pastedown of each volume. Minor shelf wear and rubbing. Very clean and neat internally. A beautiful set. A fascinating and extensive manuscript diplomatic record from the period of the American Revolution, showing the international dimensions of the Revolutionary War and the effect of the war on the diplomacy of the Great Powers of Europe. These five volumes contain the correspondence and reports of the French diplomat, the Marquis de Verac, from his posts in Germany, Denmark, and Russia during the years when the American Revolution was the preeminent diplomatic, political, and military event occupying the courts of Europe. Verac's dispatches offer tremendous insight into the views held in France, Russia, Denmark, and Germany toward the Americans and their efforts to secure their independence, and on the diplomatic history of Europe in the 1770s and 1780s. These volumes also document the beginnings of Russian- American relations, Russian attempts to mediate an end to the Revolutionary War, and the evolution of the "Armed Neutrality" proclaimed by Catherine II of Russia and subscribed to by several European states. Verac's reports contain scores of highly important diplomatic reports, offering a unique window into French and European diplomacy in the age of the American Revolution. Students of the diplomatic history of the American Revolution period have discussed the important role played by the Marquis de Verac, especially his service in Russia. See, particularly, the works of Isabel de Madariaga, Richard B. Morris, and N.N. Bolkhovitinov noted below. Those historians used original documentary material in the Correspondence Politique of the French Archives des Affaires Etrangeres. French archives suffered heavily during the years of the French Revolution, and it is quite likely that these volumes contain some correspondence from and to Verac that does not exist in the French archives. We can find no record of Verac's dispatches to and correspondence with Vergennes having been published, nor is it reproduced in B.F. STEVENS'S FACSIMILES OF MANUSCRIPTS IN EUROPEAN ARCHIVES RELATING TO AMERICA. Charles Olivier de Saint Georges, the Marquis de Verac (1743-1828), had an active and important career in the French Foreign Ministry. He was a trusted advisor to the French Foreign Minister, Charles Gravier, the Comte de Vergennes. As documented in these volumes, Verac served as the French minister at Cassel, Germany in 1773-75, and then in the same post in Copenhagen from 1775 to 1778. Each of those postings is documented in a single volume in this collection. Verac's most consequential service was in Russia, where he was minister plenipotentiary, and his letters and dispatches from his post at St. Petersburg for 1780-83 are contained in the final three volumes of this group. Verac's dispatches are lengthy, well-written, and informed. Each volume has the bookplate/shelf ticket of the library of the Chateau du Tremblay, the seat of the marquises of Verac. The first, second, and third volumes each begin with a manuscript entitled MEMOIRE POUR SERVIR D'INSTRUCTIONS AU SR. MARQUIS DE VERAC.... This transcribes the official instructions given to Verac as he took up his post at Cassel, Copenhagen, and St. Petersburg, respectively. When the Marquis de Verac arrived in St. Petersburg in the summer of 1780, he found himself at the center of intense diplomatic maneuvering. Russia had traditionally been sympathetic to British aims, but this perception began to change when Empress Catherine II declared the League of Armed Neutrality on February 28, 1780. While not openly favoring or recognizing American independence, its principles did certainly favor the American side in the conflict with England. The League was eventually comprised of several European states, including Denmark, Norway, and Sweden; the Netherlands, the Holy Roman Empire, Prussia, Portugal, and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. It indirectly helped the United States by placing most of Europe against Britain in terms of shipping rights during the war, arguing that "free ships" made "free goods," that neutrals had the right to use the seaports of warring nations, that blockades had to be actually enforced and not just declared on paper, and that the definition of what goods constituted contraband or articles of war should be narrowly defined. The French Foreign Minister, the Comte de Vergennes, saw the Armed Neutrality announcement as an opportunity to bring Russia into closer alliance with France and French objectives, which included American independence. When Verac arrived at St. Petersburg in the summer of 1780, the Russians were floating proposals to mediate a resolution to the conflict between the Americans, their French and Spanish allies, and England. Hoping to gain Russian support for the French cause, Verac cultivated the friendship of Count Nikolai Panin, Catherine's senior foreign policy adviser, and the two formed a rather close bond. Isabel de Madariaga writes that during this period "the impression grew in France that Russia could be relied on to protect French interests" (p.229). Verac recounts his conversations with Panin in great detail for Vergennes, and the Comte responds to Verac with instructions on how to proceed in his discussions with the Russian court. Of particular importance herein is a long dispatch from Verac to Vergennes of September 14, 1780 in which Verac recounts a conversation with Panin about a Russian proposal to mediate between England and the Americans. The proposal suggested that the individual American states might behave autonomously, deciding independently of the others whether or not they wanted to remain in confederation with Great Britain. This was a proposition which Vergennes considered seriously. Indeed, these volumes reveal the lengths to which Vergennes' diplomatic strategies were at times at odds with American interests, and which led John Adams to write to Francis Dana, the American minister in Russia, that "there is a Vulcan at Versailles whose constant employment has been to forge chains for American ministers" (quoted in Morris). Indeed, Russian mediation offers continued into 1782, and Verac reports them back to Vergennes in these dispatches. Francis Dana went to St. Petersburg as the American minister to Russia in 1781, and while he never gained official recognition from Catherine II, he remained there until 1783. Shortly after Dana's arrival, young John Quincy Adams, aged only fourteen, arrived in Russia to act as Dana's secretary. Verac records his impressions of Dana, and of the efforts of the Americans in St. Petersburg; he also reports on the bribery and intrigues that unfolded among the rival diplomatic corps in the Russian capital. Verac's reports also discuss the British representative in St. Petersburg, the energetic and effective James Harris, and his activities in the Russian court. The volume of dispatches from Copenhagen begins in September 1775 and continues to August 1777. In Copenhagen, Verac reports on a number of issues of concern to the Danes, many of which grow out of the war just beginning between England and her former colonies in America. Included among these are rumors of English plans to raid ports in the Baltic suspected of harboring American sympathizers. Danish ships, merchant and military, were being regularly harassed by the British, who believed that the Danes were sending illegal goods to the Americans, or that they might even send troops to support the rebel cause. Many of Verac's dispatches relate his meetings and conversations with the Danish Foreign Minister, Andreas Peter Bernstorff, who was a staunch advocate of neutrality on the issue of the American Revolution. There is also much on Verac's interaction with Danish nobility and military leaders, and on Danish governmental attitudes toward England. For examples, in a letter of January 7, 1777, Verac writes that in his conversation with Danish officials the situation between England and her colonies "sont un des sujets les plus frequent de nos entretiens." He goes on to write that the sentiments of many to whom he speaks are against the Americans. Verac's volume of dispatches from Cassel (and other places in Germany) begins with a letter of April 30, 1773 and continues to 1775, concluding with a long summation by Verac of his experiences over the previous two years. A substantial report of June 1773 gives Verac's observations on the military strength of the forces of the Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel, while another lengthy report considers the possible advantages of a commercial treaty between France and the German state. He also writes of goings on in the court of the Landgrave of Hesse, and in the Holy Roman Empire generally. In all, the volume records dozens of dispatches from Verac in Germany and sent to him from Versailles. A remarkably interesting and important collection of manuscript correspondence, recording the highest levels of French diplomacy during the American Revolution. The Marquis de Verac's dispatches and letters shed significant light on how several European nations - most importantly France and Russia - dealt with the challenges to their interests and to the European order caused by the tumult of the American Revolution.

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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]

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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

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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]

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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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