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        Dernier Voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde, où se trouvent les circonstances de sa mort, publié en allemand par Henri Zimmermann témoin oculaire, & traduit avec un abrégé de la vie de ce navigateur célèbre, & des notes

      Berne: Nouvelle Société Typographique, 1783. Octavo, woodcut vignette on title; a superb large copy, uncut and unpressed in original marbled wrappers and plain paper spine; quarter morocco bookform box. The rare second edition. The second French edition, and very scarce. Beddie records only the Mitchell and National Library copies in Australia. 'Both French editions are of great rarity and are of interest not only on that account but because of the additional matter which they contain...' (Holmes).Zimmermann's eye-witness account of Cook's third voyage first appeared, in German, at Mannheim in 1781. The French version was next, with this second French edition and a second German edition appearing in 1783. Dutch editions appeared in 1784 and 1791, and a Russian version was published at St Petersburg in 1786 (Kroepelien, 1365). These seem to have been all the appearances of the narrative until the Alexander Turnbull Library published Tewsley's translation in 1926. As Rodney Davidson wrote of the early printings, 'all these editions are exceedingly rare... It is hard to predict the realisation price for a copy if one were to come into the open market, as competition between collectors would be very keen...'.In any early edition, this is one of the scarcest of all the Cook voyage accounts (there is for example no copy of any of the eighteenth century editions in the catalogue of the Hill collection). It was the first description of the third voyage to appear on the continent, and as one of two accounts first published in 1781 - a full three years before the official account - it may well be the first description of the voyage to have been published. It includes an eyewitness account of Cook's death and is also 'valuable for his lower-deck impressions of the character of Cook...' (Beaglehole).'Zimmermann, a native of Speyer, was coxswain in the Discovery. From the start of the voyage he determined to keep a shorthand journal of the voyage and to retain it, despite the instructions... demanding the surrender of all logs and journals... His account is by no means free from errors, but it has an ingenuousness and charm which differentiate it from the other accounts. His appreciation of Cook's character deserves to rank with that of Samwell' (Holmes).This is an unusually excellent copy, entirely uncut as issued by the printed, in it's original marbled wrappers.

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        Elementos de Matemática. Tomo IX. Parte I: que trata de la Arquitectura Civil.

      Madrid, por Don Joachin Ibarra, 1783. - 4to. mayor; 2 hs., XV pp., 888 pp. y 63 láminas plegadas, grabadas por Nemesio López Saavedra, José Muntaner, Rodríguez y J.F. Giraldo. El ejemplar presenta rastros de polilla en el márgen inferior y exterior blanco de unas cincuenta páginas, afectando ocasionalmente alguna letra. Tambien aparece un rastro de polilla en la esquina blanca superior interna de todo el ejemplar. Encuadernación de la época en piel.

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        BRAUNSCHWEIG. Gesamtansicht (ca. 7,5 x 31 cm) als Kopf auf einer Handwerkskundschaft, oben mit Wappen von Braunschweig in der reichen ornamentalen Umrandung.

      - Kupferstich von A.A. Beck, dat. 1783, 27 x 38,5 cm. Stopp D 55.2 (mit der gelöschten Adresse von Beck). - Die Urkunde ist ausgestellt auf den Steinhauer und Maurer J.G. Schönemann, dat. 1790, unterschrieben und mit Papiersiegel versehen. In der Umrandung vier Medaillons mit figürlichen Darstellung zu Europa, Asien, Afrika und Amerika. - Mit Faltspuren, breitem Rand und insgesamt guter Erhaltung.

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        Dernier Voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde, où se trouvent les circonstances de sa mort, publié en allemand par Henri Zimmermann témoin oculaire, & traduit avec un abrégé de la vie de ce navigateur célèbre, & des notes

      Nouvelle Société Typographique, Berne 1783 - Octavo, woodcut vignette on title; a superb large copy, uncut and unpressed in original marbled wrappers and plain paper spine; quarter morocco bookform box. The rare second edition. The second French edition, and very scarce. Beddie records only the Mitchell and National Library copies in Australia. 'Both French editions are of great rarity and are of interest not only on that account but because of the additional matter which they contain?' (Holmes).Zimmermann's eye-witness account of Cook's third voyage first appeared, in German, at Mannheim in 1781. The French version was next, with this second French edition and a second German edition appearing in 1783. Dutch editions appeared in 1784 and 1791, and a Russian version was published at St Petersburg in 1786 (Kroepelien, 1365). These seem to have been all the appearances of the narrative until the Alexander Turnbull Library published Tewsley's translation in 1926. As Rodney Davidson wrote of the early printings, 'all these editions are exceedingly rare? It is hard to predict the realisation price for a copy if one were to come into the open market, as competition between collectors would be very keen?'.In any early edition, this is one of the scarcest of all the Cook voyage accounts (there is for example no copy of any of the eighteenth century editions in the catalogue of the Hill collection). It was the first description of the third voyage to appear on the continent, and as one of two accounts first published in 1781 - a full three years before the official account - it may well be the first description of the voyage to have been published. It includes an eyewitness account of Cook's death and is also 'valuable for his lower-deck impressions of the character of Cook?' (Beaglehole).'Zimmermann, a native of Speyer, was coxswain in the Discovery. From the start of the voyage he determined to keep a shorthand journal of the voyage and to retain it, despite the instructions? demanding the surrender of all logs and journals? His account is by no means free from errors, but it has an ingenuousness and charm which differentiate it from the other accounts. His appreciation of Cook's character deserves to rank with that of Samwell' (Holmes).This is an unusually excellent copy, entirely uncut as issued by the printed, in it's original marbled wrappers. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nouveaux Mémoires de l'Académie de Dijon, pour la partie des Sciences et Arts. Premier Sémestre, 1782.

      A Dijon, chez Causse, 1783. - in-8. (1f.blanc). 3ff. 255pp. 1 pplanche gravée hors-texte dépliante. Broché, couverture muette de l'époque. Première parution sous le titre de "Nouveaux Mémoires", des travaux de l'Académie de Dijon dont le chimiste Guyton de Morveau fut l'un des membres les plus actifs. Le présent volume contient 4 textes signés de lui: "Recherches pour perfectionner la préparation des couleurs employées dans la Peinture" (pp.1-24), "Observations sur la congellation de l'acide vitriolique concentré" (pp.68-72), "Examen des mines de cuivre, appellées verd de montagne, bleu de montagne, et de ce qui constitue leur différence" (pp.100-105), et "Observations minéralogiques et chymiques, sur le spat pesant et sur la manière d'en retirer le barote ou terre barotique" (pp.159-174). On y trouve par ailleurs un important mémoire de Maret intitulé: "Mémoire sur la construction d'un Hôpital, dans lequel on détermine quel est le meilleur moyen à employer pour entretenir dans les Infirmeries un air pur et salubre" (pp.25-67). Il est illustré d'une planche gravée dépliante reliée à la fin de l'ouvrage. Bel exemplaire très pur, non rogné et non coupé. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A history of the revolt of Ali Bey, against the Ottoman Porte,

      London: James Phillips,, 1783. including an account of the form of government of Egypt; together with a description of Grand Cairo, and of several places in Egypt, Palestine, and Syria: to which are added, a short account of the present state of the Christians who are subjects to the Turkish government, and the journal of a gentleman who travelled from Aleppo to Bassora. Octavo (225 × 135 mm). Original grey boards, paper backstrip, printed paper label to spine, untrimmed. With a laid-in Italian translation of a British newspaper article on Joachim Murat's invasion of Sicily, printed Messina, 19 September 1810. Contemporary manuscript correction to author's address on title page. Rubbed and marked overall, corners and head of spine bumped, surface splitting to tail of both joints and along rear hinge, light restoration to backstrip at tail, occasional light foxing as usual. Complete with the errata leaf. A good copy. First edition in its original binding, scarce. An important account of the revolt of 'Ali Bey, the governor of Egypt who declared the country independent of the Ottoman Empire before proceeding to seize control of the Hijaz and invade Syria; he would go on to orchestrate a comprehensive programme of modernisation and military reforms. "Very little is known of Lusignan, who claims to have known Ali Bey personally. He seems to have been a Greek or more probably a Cypriot who took refuge in London; he advertises himself as a teacher of ancient and modern Greek (on A5v), but there is no mention of him in Legrand. Perhaps he is connected with the Giacomo Lusignan who later acted as a factotum for the Earl of Guildford" (Blackmer).

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        Memoirs of Peter Henry Bruce, Esq A Military Officer, In the Services of Prussia, Russia, and Great Britain Containing an Account of His Travels in Germany, Russia, Tartary, Turkey, The West Indies, &c

      Dublin: Printed by J. and R. Byrn, 1783. Reprint. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. xv, 527pp. Recased. Text bound in half brown Moroccan leather with five raised bands and gilt title stamped on red leather spine label. Marbled paper covered boards. New end sheets added. Moderate toning and old dried damp-stains to pages. Some wrinkling to pages. Howes B 866.

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        THE HISTORY OF SUMATRA: Containing an Account of the Government, Laws, Customs, and Manners of the Native Inhabitants, With a Description of the Natural Productions, & A Relation of the Ancient Political State of That Island.

      A MOST SUPERB AND EARLY RESOURCE ON ALL ASPECTS OF SUMATRA London 1783, - Payne. Contemporary full leather, neatly re-backed, re-cornered, upper/lower edges bit worn, usualwear, else clean, very solid copy, 19 fine copper etchings,large folded etched map, index, 20.5 x 26.5 cm.FIRST EDITION Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Literarische Reisen, durch einen Theil von Baiern, Franken, Schwaben und der Schweiz in den Jahren 1780. 1781. und 1782. In einigen Briefen an meine Freunde. Vier Teile in 1 Band. 39; 44; 46; 54 S. Mit 2 gestoch. Vignetten. Schlichter Kiebitzpapier-Pappbd d. Z.

      Augsburg, Christian Deckardt und Dessau, Gelehrtenbuchhandlung, 1783. - Seltene erste Ausgabe, mit allen vier Teilen. Diese Beschreibung einer Bibliotheksreise in Briefen (u.a. an G. W. Panzer) belegt Zapfs große Kenntnis alter Druckwerke. Zapf aus Nördlingen (1747-1810) war seinerzeit Notar in Augsburg. Als Autodidakt hatte er sich durch weine Kenntnisse der alten Literatur mit mehreren Schriften auf dem Gebiet des Buchdrucks, Bibliothekswesens sowie der Philosophie und Geschichte einen Namen gemacht. Gewidmet Michale Denis un Wien und Breitkopf in Leipzig. Schönes, frisches Exempar auf besonders festem Papier. – Exlibris Breitenbauch. Titel verso gestempelt, Rücken mit Signaturschildchen.– Baader I/2, 346, 27. Vgl. Wäber III 41. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Prolegomena zu einer jeden funftigen Metaphysik (Prolegomena towards a Future Metaphysics)

      Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga 1783 - KANT, Immanuel. Prolegomena zu einer jeden funftigen Metaphysik (Prolegomena towards a Future Metaphysics), Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, Riga, 1783. 1 blank leaf + TP + [3]-222 + 1 blank leaf, Octavo. First Edition, First Printing (Warda 75).This, Kant's defense of his Critik der reinen Vernunft, is considered by many to be his most beautiful and comprehensive book. It continues to be read and admired as one of his most concise and approachable works.The book was written primarily to remove some of the misunderstandings and bewilderment that had greeted the release of the first edition of the Critik in 1781. Kant felt that he had been severely misunderstood and hence, unfairly criticized – most especially by Garve in his review of the book in the Göttinger Gelehrten Anzeiger.The principal contents of the Prolegomena were subsequently incorporated by Kant into the second edition of the Critik der reinen Vernunft in 1787.First printing with the floriated bar headpiece on page [3] (rather than the second and third printings that have the two cherubs headpiece - Warda 76 & 77) and the floriated bar on page 222 (rather than the bar with climbing leaves - Warda 76 - or a small ornamental piece with climbing flora - Warda 77). Finally, on page 78, line 8 the word "subjektiv" appears rather than "objektiv" – which was corrected in the two later printings.CONDITION: Contemporary 3 4-leather with sprinkled light-tan boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt lettering to label. Spine edges a bit worn and corners slightly bumped. Small rectangular cut-out to top corner of the front free end paper. Light toning to title page opposite cut-out. Very occasional pencil marginalia. A truly lovely copy of one of Kant’s most important and popular works. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST Contemporary 3 4-leather with sprinkled light-tan boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt lettering to label. Spine edges a bit worn and corners slightly bumped. Small rectangular cut-out to top corner of the front free end paper. Light toning to title page opposite cut-out. Very occasional pencil marginalia. A truly lovely copy of one of Kant’s most important and popular works. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essays on the Effects Produced by Various Processes on Atmospheric Air; with a particular view to an Investigation of the Constitution of the Acids

      Warrington: Printed by W. Eyres for J. Johnson, 1783., 1783. FIRST EDITION. Octavo pp.xx, 142, [2 ads.] Recased in 18th Century paper boards, title in black to spine label All edges untrimmed, some leaves uncut and un-opened. Leaves have been gently washed, a faint brown stain to lower corner of first few leaves and occasional light spotting remains. A very good copy of an uncommon work, more so with the half-title and advertisments present. This was Henry's second translation of Lavoisier and the first collected volume of his works in English. This collection was not reprinted and there is no equivalant in French. In these nine essays Lavoisier puts forward his theory that oxygen is an indespensible constituent of all acids. In his preface, Henry discusses the debate raging between Lavoisier, Priestly and Kirwan regarding phlogiston, the supposed element contained in all combustible bodies, that was released in varying degrees by combustion. Henry seems to favour the theory, which Lavoisier's experiments finally helped to disprove. Duveen Alchemica et Chemica [340] Duveen Lavoisier [336]. PMM238

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        Resa till Goda Hopps-Udden, Södra Pol-kretsen, och Omkring Jordklotet, samt till Hottentott- och Caffer-Lander, Åren 1772-1776

      Tryckt hos Anders J. Nordstrom, 1783. Octavo, with nine folding engraved plates and a folding chart; a good copy in contemporary Scandinavian half calf, rubbed. The separate first publication. A fine copy of the rare stand-alone first part of Sparrman's account of his travels. Anders Sparrman, professor of Zoology at Uppsala University, was in South Africa when Cook's second voyage called there in 1772; Forster offered him a place on the expedition as assistant naturalist: 'As two Swedes, Dr. Solander and Mr. Spoering, with singular credit to themselves and advantage to science, had before undertaken a voyage to New Holland, &c. and so round the world, I could not help wishing that a Swede likewise might have the opportunity of making a visit to the south pole, and the continent supposed to be in the vicinity of it...' (from the English edition).Sparrman's account of the voyage was not published in full for forty-two years, with this first narrative appearing in Stockholm in 1783, followed by another in 1802 whose final part did not appear until 1818.Rolf du Rietz notes that this was 'perhaps the most widely read Swedish travel book written before the nineteenth century...'. He also points out that 'although the title-page of this edition is marked "Förste Delen", the volume is a complete and finished whole (the voyage with Cook being described on pp. 86-108 and 637-9)...'.

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        A journey through the Crimea to Constantinople. In a series of letters from the right honourable Elizabeth Lady Craven, to his serene highness the Margrave of Brandenbourg, Anspach, and Bareith. Written in the year M DCC LXXXVI

      With folding frontispiece map and 6 plates (1 folding). Complete, including half title and directions to the binder on the final page. Contemporary marbled boards, rebacked, with new morocco spine label and endpapers, marbled edges; plates contain some toning and foxing with offsetting, otherwise a very attractive, clean copy First edition. As though separating from your husband weren?t bad enough in the late nineteenth century, reports of numerous infidelities with high ranking men would certainly place you at the center of gossip and scandal. Such was the case of Lady Craven, whose indiscretions, including a ?criminal intercourse? with the French Ambassador in London, made her a somewhat notorious character in European high society. After separating from Lord Craven in 1783, Elizabeth left her native England and traveled extensively in France, Italy, Vienna, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, and points in - between. The present book is an account of these travels, published at the suggestion of her friend and admirer, Horace Walpole, in 1789. ?This is her most important work, and it exploits to the full the gossipy and self - vindicating scope of first - person travelogue. She describes manners, customs, and landscapes, pronounces Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's favourable account of Turkey a forgery, and constructs a self - image of redoubtable British vigour as well as devoted and injured motherhood? (ODNB). As was common in travelogues of this time period, the book is composed of a series of letters. The original recipient of these missives was the Margrave of Brandenburg - Ansbach - Bayreuth (Christian Frederick Charles Alexander), a man she affectionately calls ?brother? in the preface. A brother he was not; the couple married in late 1791, mere weeks after the death of Elizabeth?s estranged husband. Having sold his principality to the Emperor of Prussia for a tidy sum, the Margrave and Margravine Anspach lived comfortably in England, though due to their scandalous relationship they were not received in the court of George III. Despite raised eyebrows surrounding her personal life, the Magravine?s travelogue proved successful and saw a second extended edition published in 1814. Craven (1750 - 1828) wrote numerous satirical plays in addition to her famous travelogue. Both talented and beautiful, she had her portrait painted many times by notable artists of the day, including Romney, Gainsborough, and Reynolds. After the Margrave?s death, Craven retired to Naples and produced one final work, a frank and somewhat shocking memoir published in 1826.

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        Vollständige Beschreibung aller in dem Herzogthume der obern Pfalz, der Landgrafschaft Leuchtenberg, und andern oberpfälzischen Reichsherrschaften sich befindlichen Land-, Pfleg- und Herrschaftsgerichter, Mauth, Forst, Bergämter, und Eisenhämmer, Abteyen, Städten, Märkten, ... Dörfer, und Einöden, Flüssen, Seen, Gebürgen, und Waldungen.

      München, Strobl 1783.. 1 Bl., 192 S. Lederband d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild und reicher Rückenverg. 4°.. Hamberger-M. I, 288. - Ignatz Biechl (Biechel) war Mitglied der Gesellschaft ökonomischer Wissenschaften zu Burghausen. - Decken etwas beschabt, sonst recht gutes und dekoratives Exemplar!

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England In Four Books

      London: for W. Strahan, 1783. THE NINTH EDITION. 4 vols., 8-5/8" x 5-1/2", engraved frontis portrait in vol. 1, engarved table and fold-out plate in vol. 2. Bound in contemporary full calf, gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered black leather spine labels, hinges rubbed but covers firmly attached, head and foot of spines rubbed with some slight loss, internally clean and bright throughout. An important edition, the last to contain revisions made by Blackstone just before his death.

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        Schloß Grafenort bei Habelschwerdt.

      - 3 Blatt Ansichten des Schlosses: a) Von vorn mit Einfahrt, bezeichnet „grafenort"; b) Von hinten mit Park und Teich, bezeichnet „graffenort"; c) Schloßhof, bezeichnet „Schlosshoff von grafenort". Pinsel in Schwarz und Braun, über Bleistift, braun laviert, mit Deckweiß gehöht, mit mehreren schwarzen Tuschlinien umrandet, auf bräunlichem Velin. 21,7:17,8 cm, 17:20,7 cm bzw. 20:16 cm. - Verso Reste alter Verklebung, die vorne durchschimmern. Wizani, Sohn des Gärtners C. Wizani, war 1783/84 Schüler an der Akademie bei Chr.G. Mietzsch (1742-1799) und C. Toscani,(1742-1815) anschließend 1785-1789 bei G. Canale (1725-1803) und seit 1792 bei A. Zingg (1734-1816). Er stach u.a. nach seinem Bruder J.F. Wizani (1770-1835), nach Chr.W.E. Dietrich (1712-1774), J.Chr. Klengel (1751-1824) und J.Ph. Veith (1768-1837) sowie nach Meisterwerken in der Dresdener Galerie, außerdem zahlreiche sächsische Landschaften nach eigenen Entwürfen. 1792-1803 arbeitete er als Zeichenlehrer am Dresdener Freimaurerinstitut, ging 1812 nach Breslau, wo er 1817 Sammlungsrestaurator wurde. Fein und detailliert ausgeführte Ansichten des in Schlesien, südlich von Glatz, zwischen Habelschwerdter- und Reichensteiner Gebirge, gelegenen, um die Mitte des 16. Jahrhunderts erbauten Renaissance-Schlosses, das auch zeitweise als Kurort diente.

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        PRELIMINARY ARTICLES OF PEACE, BETWEEN HIS BRITANNICK MAJESTY, AND THE KING OF SPAIN SIGNED AT VERSAILLES, THE 20TH OF JANUARY, 1783

      London. 1783.. 10pp. printed in double-column format in parallel French and English. Small quarto. Dbd. Some old minor ink underscoring. Else a very good copy, untrimmed. The official English publication of the preliminary articles of peace between Spain and England. By this treaty an armistice was concluded, Britain gave back the Floridas to Spain, and Spain restored the Bahamas to England. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 83-44. DAVENPORT 170.

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        Aanleiding tot de kennis der anatomie, in de tekenkunst, betrklyk tot het menschbeeld. Met eenige plaaten, en daar bygevoegde verklaaringen, opgehelderd.

      Te Amsterdam, By J. Yntema 1783 - Te Amsterdam, By J. Yntema, 1783. In-8, (10pp.), IV+12pp.+114pp., (2pp.). Plein maroquin vert de l'époque, dos orné, plats ornés d'une frise décorative dorée d'encadrement, tranches dorées. 1 en-tête de chapitre gravé, et 27 planches gravées hors texte, dont 9 dépliantes tirées en sépia. Objet d'un prix décerné à Arnhem en 1807 avec lettrage frappé sur le 1er plat ; et offert précédemment lors d'une remise d'un autre prix à Arnhem en 1800 au peintre Anton Sminck Pitloo. Reliure légèrement frottée, quelques rousseurs éparses, traces d'attaches sur les plats. Bel exemplaire, d'une singulière provenance. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Opera. Cum Indicibus et Variis Lectionibus [10 volumes]

      E Typographeo Clarendoniano, Oxford 1783 - Ten volumes, large quartos. Over 500 pages per volume. Lacks portrait frontispiece. Bound in 19th century half black morocco over pebble grain cloth boards, blind-tooled spine with gilt lettering direct between raised bands, red mottled edges. Slight rubbing to extremities, very occasional light foxing, but on the whole a remarkably clean, crisp set internally in a sound and handsome binding. The frontis portrait, which Lowndes observes is "frequently wanting", was almost certainly never present in this copy, owing to the complete absence of offsetting on the title. A variorum edition of Cicero's works based on the text of Pierre Joseph d'Olivet, first published in Paris in 9 volumes, 4to, in 1740-2. The Olivet edition was formed on the editions of Victorius, Manutius, Lambinus, and Gruter. "The Oxford edition is a very elegant and correct reimpression of the text of Olivet: to each volume there are various readings from 29 MSS collated by Hearne. The 10th volume contains the useful Clavis Ernestina. Upon the whole, this elaborate edition, although more ornamental than critical, reflects honour on the University of Oxford." (Dibdin I, 404-5). Size: Large Quarto [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A dissertation on the pernicious effects of gaming

      Published, by appointment, as having gained a prize* (June 1783) in the University of Cambridge.Two related dissertations by Richard Hey (1745-1835), the essayist and mathematician, the first a forensic examination of gambling and gamblers, the second a study of gambling's final "pernicious effect", suicide.Hey's dissertation on gaming was the author's "chief work" (R.E. Anderson, revised by Rebecca Mills in ODNB) and seems to be a remarkably insightful inspection of gambling in England in the latter part of the 18th century. And so, among much else, including, of course, Hey's graphic account of the destruction of the gambler's marriage, he paints a vivid portrait of the gambler's near-psychotic state."The exercise of the Gaming Table excites such passions as put a man off his guard and prepare him for taking offence at the most trivial matters. Eager and impatient to be shaking the box, to lay down, to take up money, to do he scarcely knows what; anxious for the fate of sums depending, which, accordingly as the dice decide, will make him a rich man or a poor one; elevated beyond the bounds of sober courage by a run of good luck, or made peevish by bad luck; preyed upon by suspicion of malpractice in those with whom he has associated himself, and stung with envy at the prizes carried off by the fortunate; - agitated and heated by such passions as these, he is ready to catch fire from the smallest spark; and having lost his self-command, he is not in a situation to extinguish the unmanageable flame. ......".* Hey was awarded a prize of 50 guineas for each.8vo., (4) + 100pp., tiny blank strip removed from upper margin of title (removing a signature? but nowhere near printed surface), contemporary tree calf gilt, a little wear to spine and joints but overall a very good crisp copy.First edition: very scarce. Apparently no copy in Goldsmiths, Kress, Black, Einaudi, Mattioli, Hollander, Masui or Cotton & Little. ESTC, however, locates copies at 7 UK libraries (3 of which in Cambridge) and 6 in N.America.[bound with],HEY, Richard A dissertation on suicide. Published, by appointment, as having gained a prize* (May 1785) in the University of Cambridge. Cambridge: printed by J. Archdeacon .... for J. & J. Merrill, in Cambridge; T. Cadell, B. White, and G. & J. Wilkie, London. 1785. 8vo., (6) + 90pp., including the half-title. A very good crisp copy., 1783. First edition: very scarce.. Published, by appointment, as having gained a prize* (June 1783) in the University of Cambridge. Two related dissertations by Richard Hey (1745-1835), the essayist and mathematician, the first a forensic examination of gambling and gamblers, the second a study of gambling's final "pernicious effect", suicide.Hey's dissertation on gaming was the author's "chief work" (R.E. Anderson, revised by Rebecca Mills in ODNB) and seems to be a remarkably insightful inspection of gambling in England in the latter part of the 18th century. And so, among much else, including, of course, Hey's graphic account of the destruction of the gambler's marriage, he paints a vivid portrait of the gambler's near-psychotic state."The exercise of the Gaming Table excites such passions as put a man off his guard and prepare him for taking offence at the most trivial matters. Eager and impatient to be shaking the box, to lay down, to take up money, to do he scarcely knows what; anxious for the fate of sums depending, which, accordingly as the dice decide, will make him a rich man or a poor one; elevated beyond the bounds of sober courage by a run of good luck, or made peevish by bad luck; preyed upon by suspicion of malpractice in those with whom he has associated himself, and stung with envy at the prizes carried off by the fortunate; - agitated and heated by such passions as these, he is ready to catch fire from the smallest spark; and having lost his self-command, he is not in a situation to extinguish the unmanageable flame. ......".* Hey was awarded a prize of 50 guineas for each. 8vo., (4) + 100pp., tiny blank strip removed from upper margin of title (removing a signature? but nowhere near printed surface), contemporary tree calf gilt, a little wear to spine and joints but overall a very good crisp copy.First edition: very scarce. Apparently no copy in Goldsmiths, Kress, Black, Einaudi, Mattioli, Hollander, Masui or Cotton & Little. ESTC, however, locates copies at 7 UK libraries (3 of which in Cambridge) and 6 in N.America.[bound with],HEY, Richard A dissertation on suicide. Published, by appointment, as having gained a prize* (May 1785) in the University of Cambridge. Cambridge: printed by J. Archdeacon .... for J. & J. Merrill, in Cambridge; T. Cadell, B. White, and G. & J. Wilkie, London. 1785. 8vo., (6) + 90pp., including the half-title. A very good crisp copy.

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        Provincia Arlbergica. Chorographice confecta delineata per Joannem Antonium Pfaundler.

      (Wien), ohne Drucker, 1783.. Grenzkolorierte Kupferstichkarte von Johann E. Mansfeld in 8 Segmenten auf 2 gefalteten Blättern. 113 cm x 65 cm.. Erste Ausgabe. - Austria Picta 24.3. Döflinger 67. Descriptio Austria S. 180 (Tafel 58). - Nachdem der "Bauernkartograph" Blasius Hueber (1735 - 1814) die Arbeiten an seiner großen Tirol Karte (Atlas Tyrolensis) vollendet hatt, erhielt er den kaiserlichen Auftrag Vorarlberg auf gleiche Art aufzunehmen und zu mappieren. Diese Landaufnahme dauerte mit größeren Unterbrechungen von Juni 1771 bis Oktober 1774, wobei ihn sein Bruder Veit, vorallem aber sein Neffe Anton Kirchebner unterstützten. 1776 war die Reinzeichnung beendet doch dauerte es weitere sieben jahre bis das werk aufgrund der Reinzeichnung von Johann Anton Pfaundler vom bewährten Johann E. mansfeld in Wien in Kupfer gestochen wurde und an die Öffentlichkeit gelangte. Die Karte umfasst nicht nur ganz Vorarlberg, das zu Zeiten Huebers etwas weiter nach Norden und Nordosten reichte als heute, sondern auch die damals zu Österreich gehörende Herrschaft Blumenegg und Sankt Gerold (d. i. ungefähr das Gebiet des Großen Walsertals). - Die Segmente rückseitig mit Lwd. zusammengesetzt. Im oberen und unteren Rand etw. knapp beschnitten. Reste eines gelöschten Stempels. Wenig fleckig und leicht gebräunt. Insgesamt schönes Exemplar in zeitgenössischem Grenzkolorit.

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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de feu M. Le Duc de la Vallière. Première partie contenant les manuscrits, les premières éditions, les livres imprimés sur vélin & sur grand papier, les livres rares, & précieux par leur belle conservation, les livres d'estampes, etc. dont la vente se fera dans les premiers jours du mois de décembre 1783

      Paris: chez Guillaume de Bure fils aîné, 1783. First edition. Frontispiece portrait, one folding engraved plate, and four facsimile plates. lxiv, 602; 758; 376, 92, x, 90, 42, [1] pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Original boards, with orange morocco spine labels, lettered in gilt. Beautful, immaculate set of this magnificent auction catalogue of 5668 items. Without the Supplement to volume I and the printed price list which is sometimes present. The entire collection, bought first by the marquis of Paulmy and next by le comte d'Artois, forms part of the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal. A second part of the catalogue appeared in 1788, in 6 volumes.

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        Lehrbrief für den Gärtner Nicolaus Leurer. Ausgestellt durch Joseph Schiele vom Kloster Andechs in Bayern.

      [München], 1783 - [München], 1783. ca. 33 x 57 cm. Tinte auf Pergament. Restauratorisch stabilisierter Originalzustand. Pergament gefaltet, mit einem Eck-Fehlteil unten links mit Teilverlust einer Jagdszene sowie einem kleineren Fehlteil rechts oben mit Teilverlust des Spruchbandes. Einige Einrisse und Flecken unterschiedlicher Konsistenz. Text und Unterschrift verblichen, teils nur schwer zu entziffern. Siegelband und Siegel fehlend. Insgesamt interessantes seltenes Dokument. Das handgeschriebene und gezeichnete Dokument ist trotz des geblichenen Zustandes sehr dekorativ. Das im oberen Teil mittig gezeichnete Abtswappen mit darunter abgebildetem Klosterbau wird links und rechts durch ein Band eingerahmt, das im bayerischen Rautenrahmen leicht geschwungen nach links und rechts laufend jeweils 6 Sternzeichen zeigt. Am linken und rechten Rand Abbildung von jeweils 2 durch allegorische weibliche Figuren dargestellte Tugenden Justitia/Fortitudo und Prudentia/Temperantia. Darunter jeweils eine Kartusche mit Sinnspruch links "Schlagt mich schon das Unglick nider, tröst mich doch die Hoffnung wider" und rechts "Wie dass Schiff ist in dem Meer, Es fährt glick und unglick her". Im Bereich des Siegelbandes unten ist das Pergament durch Umschlag nach vorne gedoppelt und daher von der Rückseite her bemalt: mittig eine Arche Noah mit Taube und Ölzweig, links und rechts Jagdszenen (Die linke mit Eck- Fehlteil) auf Schwarz- und Rotwild. In Bereich des Umschlages ist das Pergament zur Durchführung des Siegelbandes geschlitzt und im unteren Rand rechts mit einer Durchführung nach unten versehen. Noch bis in das erste Viertel des 19.Jahrhunderts wurden Lehr-, Gesellen- und Meisterbriefe individuell von Hand gezeichnet und geschrieben und stellen somit nicht nur historische Zeitdokumente der Gartengeschichte da, sondern geben auch Hinweise auf Bedeutung und hohes Ansehen des Gärtnerberufs. Erwähnt ist der Abt, Johann Baptist [Bergmann], der dem Kloster 1775-1790 vorstand. [Gesellenbrief] Sprache: deu Restauratorisch stabilisierter Originalzustand. Pergament gefaltet, mit einem Eck-Fehlteil unten links mit Teilverlust einer Jagdszene sowie einem kleineren Fehlteil rechts oben mit Teilverlust des Spruchbandes. Einige Einrisse und Flecken unterschiedlicher Konsistenz. Text und Unterschrift verblichen, teils nur schwer zu entziffern. Siegelband und Siegel fehlend. Insgesamt interessantes seltenes Dokument. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beurkundete Geschichte der Churfürstlichen Haupt– und Residenzstadt München

      München, Vötter für Strobl, 1783. - von ihrem Entstehen, bis nach dem Tode Kaiser Ludwigs des Vierten. Mit gestochener Titelvignetten, gestochener Kopfvignetten, 16 gestochenen Wappen und Siegeldarstellungen, 4 Kupfertafeln. 6 Blatt, 53 Seiten, 1 Blatt, 171 (recte 167) Seiten, Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 36,5 x 24,5 cm, Die Einbanddeckel mit Schabspuren, sonst gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Fuorfece ovvero L'ommo pratteco Co li diece quattre de la gallaria d'Apollo

      Napoli: Giuseppe Maria Porcelli, 1783. ril pergamena coeva, con titolo impresso al dorso (vellum). Molto buono (Very Good). 16mo. Pagine con fioriture, dorsi segnati con matita azzurra e due piccole etichette, pergmaena in buono stato (Some light yellowing)

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        A Dictionary of the English Language

      London: W. Strahan, Etc., 1783. The 1783 seventh edition, "corrected by the author". Two volumes bound as one. A well-preserved , VG copy in its original leather boards. Professionally-rebacked spine with bright gilt-lettering and gilt-borders. Thick octavo, unpaginated. Light foxing thruout text. Small, neat former owner signatures to front pastedown (only one signature) and rear free endpaper (two signatures). . Full-Leather. Collectible; Very Good.

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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 )

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        Der Roman meines Lebens in Briefen herausgegeben. 4 Bände in 2. 272; XX, 232; XVI, 222; XXVIII (recte XXVI), 324 S. Mit gestoch. Frontispiz und 7 gestoch. Titel- und Schlußvign. (meist von I. C. Berndt). Pappbde d. Z. (Rücken verblasst) mit 2 Rückenschildern und Bibliotheksnummern.

      Riga (d. i. Frankfurt/M., Andreä), 1781-1783. - Äußerst seltene erste Ausgabe, Teil 1 in 2. revidierter Auflage. Die erste größere schriftstellerische Arbeit Knigges, die stark autobiographische Züge erkennen lässt. "Schon in diesem frühen Roman schildert er Erfahrungen aus seinem Leben. Schon hier findet man Züge, die auf ein außergewöhnliches Talent schließen lassen, Menschen zu beobachten und aus diesen Beobachtungen allgemeine Grundsätze im Umgang mit Menschen abzuleiten. Schon hier kritisiert er vor allem die Fehler und Schwächen der höheren Stände, ereifert sich über 'Despotismus, Dummheit, Aberglauben, Ungerechtigkeit, Untreue und Müßiggang', um mit dem Titel seiner 'Sechs Predigten' aus dem Jahre 1783 zu reden" (Böttcher u. a.). Im 9. Brief des 4. Teils gibt Knigge ein umfangreiches und treffendes Selbstporträt: "Er ist nicht schön; Im Gegenteil! Seine Physiognomie hat etwas auffallendes . Sein Kopf ist hell und aufgeklärt . Sein großer Fehler ist, daß er nicht schweigen kann, wenn ein Schurke gelobt wird. Überhaupt . sagt er Dinge heraus, die ihm und Andern höchst nachtheilige Folgen bringen können . Nie ist er mehr in seinem Element, als wenn er über Despotismus und Dummheit spötteln oder eifern kann." – Alle frühen Auflagen sind selten. Da sich der Roman über Erwarten gut verkaufte, mussten für die ersten, in der Auflagenhöhe zu gering kalkulierten Bände in schneller Folge neue Auflagen gedruckt werden. Deshalb taucht das Werk fast immer in Mischauflagen auf (vgl. dazu ausführlich Knigge-Bibliographie S. 27 ff.). In den vergangenen 50 Jahren können wir lediglich ein Exemplar in lupenreiner Erstausgabe nachweisen. – Teils etwas gebräunt bzw. fleckig. – Knigge 8.01 (Bände 2-4) und 8.02 (Band 1). Kat. Wolfenbüttel 102 (Band 1 ebenfalls in 2. Auflage). Goed. IV 1, 615, 3. Borst 420. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Briefe über die Bibel, im Volkston. Eine Wochenschrift von einem Prediger auf dem Lande. Jahrgge I und II, 1. und 2. Quartal (alles Erschienene) in 3 Bänden. 816 S.; Titel, 384 S. Schöne Halblederbde d. Z. (ein Kapital mit kl. restaur. Fehlstelle) mit 2 farb. Rückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung.

      Halle, Dost, 1782-1783. - Erste Ausgabe der sehr seltenen Zeitschrift des radikalen Aufklärers und rationalistischen Theologen, die in der Reihe der Versuche Bahrdts steht, die biblischen Überlieferungen, besonders die Wundertätigkeit Jesu, rationalistisch zu deuten und darzustellen. "Dabei bringt er Schlüsselbegriffe der Aufklärung (Aufklärung, Licht, Vorurteil, Toleranz, Aberglauben) geschickt in Zusammenhang mit der biblischen Lehre und wendet diese sogar auf die Volkstäuschungs-Preisaufgabe der Berliner Akademie für 1780 an!" (Böning/Siegert). Fortsetzung dieser Bemühungen waren dann 'Ausführung des Plans und Zweks Jesu' (Berlin 1784-93). Während seiner "glänzenden Zeit" als Professor an der Universität Halle "war sein religiöses Leben in stetigem Niedergang begriffen. Was er bisher noch vom Offenbarungsglauben festgehalten, vertauschte er in Halle mit einer Art Naturreligion. Christus selbst sei der größte Naturalist gewesen, habe aber seinen Plan, alle positive Religion zu verdrängen, aus Klugheitsrücksichten nicht ausgeführt, sondern seine Weisheit nur einer von ihm gestifteten Ordensgesellschaft mitgeteilt" (RGG II, 359). – Vordere Vorsätze und hinterer Innenspiegel mit altem Besitzerstempel. Sauberes, dekoratives Exemplar. – Goed. IV 1, 825, 68. Diesch N 1072a. Kirchner 2162. Jacob/Majewski 379. Böning/Siegert 1595. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lecons de physique experimentale. En 6 volumes.

      Paris, Durand, 1783-84,. in-8°, richement illustre de 1 frontispice gravee + 116 gravures repliees, (Cet exemplaire de ce traite detaille est compose de divers editions, reliures en demi-veau d'epoque, bel etat, dos avec piece de titre et de tomaison.. Contemporary h.-calf bindings, fine copy. "The famous Lecons de Physique, in six volumes which appeared between 1743 and 1748 and was often reprinted. The presentations are lively, comprehensive, and up-to-date with full directions for realizing the effects under study and excellent illustrations of apparatus." (DSB). "His observations upon the electrical powers of different kinds of glass are given in the 6th volume." (Mottelay p. 182).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Rogg 241; Poggendorff II/295; Dictionary of Scientific Biography X/145.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("D Dulany"), to Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, concerning remuneration for confiscated shares of slaves owned by the Baltimore Company

      Baltimore, 1783. 2 pp. pen and ink on bifolium, docketed. 8vo. Toning, some wear to margins, hole from removal of seal, not affecting text. Royalist Maryland politician Daniel Dulany the Younger (1722-1797) writes to Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (1723-1790) concerning the loss of his son's shares in the Baltimore Company. "... after my son went to England it was thought to be expedient to add to the stock of slaves employ'd by the Baltimore Company ... a purchase was made of two Negroes by W. Clem. Brookes, Manager for the Company, of W. Rov. Carter, & the Negroes so purchased became part of the Company's stock ... my Son's share in the Company including these Negroes, had been taken possession of as property belonging to the State ..." The Baltimore Company was an iron works founded in 1732 by Daniel Dulany the Elder and four other partners - a tax list from 1783 lists the Company as having 35 slaves. Dulany, a member of one Maryland's most prominent families and a moderate Loyalist during the American Revolution, lost much of his property after the war.

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        Sammlung Hamburgischer Verordnungen. Eine Fortsetzung sowohl der Sammlung Hamburgischer Gesetze und Verfassungen als der Sammlung Hamburgischer Mandaten. Band 1-8

      Meyn, Hamburg 1783 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1783 bis 1810 ) Erster Band: *welcher die Verordnungen von 1774 bis 1782 enthält* mit 1 Blatt, 526 Seiten sowie 6 n.n. Blätter Register / Zweiter Band: * welcher die Verordnungen von 1783 bis 1788 enthält* mit XII, IV, 416 Seiten sowie 7 n.n. Blättern Register / Dritter Band: *welcher die Verordnungen von 1789 bis 1792 enthält nebst Register über alle drei Bände* mit 4 n.n. Blättern, 354 Seiten sowie 17 n.n. Blätter Register / Vierter Band: *welcher die Verordnungen von 1793 bis 1796 enthält nebst Register über alle vier Bände* mit 4 n.n. Blättern, 210 Seiten sowie 22 n.n. Blätter Register / Fünfter Band: *welcher die Verordnungen von 1797 bis 1800 enthält nebst Register über alle fünf Bände* mit 6 n.n. Blättern, 338 Seiten, 3 n.n. Blätter Abbildungen und Beschreibung der beim Schluß des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts geprägten Hamburgischen Portugaleser ( die 3 Kupfertafeln fehlen hier ), 26 n.n. Blätter Register. / Sechster Band: *welcher die Verordnungen von 1801 bis 1804 enthält; nebst Register über alle sechs Bände* mit 1 Kupferstichfrontispiz, 8 n.n. Blätter, 276 Seiten, 31 n.n. Blätter Register / Siebter Band: *Verordnungen von 1805 bis 1808 mit dem Register über alle sieben Bände* mit 9 n.n. Blättern, 379 Seiten sowie 41 n.n. Blättern Register. Hieran angebunden: Achter Band: *Hamburgische Verordnungen von 1809 und 1810 mit 2 n.n. Blättern, 154 Seiten, schließend mit den Worten: " Gegeben in Unserer Rathsversammlung - Hamburg, den 30sten December, 1810 ". Jeweils in Ohldr mit marmorierten Buchdeckeln, 8° ( 19 x 11,5 cm ). Jeweils auf stärkerem Papier gedruckt, je Band mit einigen gestochenen Vignetten. Einbände berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, die schmalen Einbandrücken teils etwas beschädigt meist zum oberen Kapital hin ( der letzte Doppelband mit stärker beschädigtem oberen Kapital ). Innen teils mit Überklebungen im Innendeckel, wenige Seiten gering fleckig oder braunfleckig, Vorsätze leimschattig, einige Seiten angeknickt. Insgesamt aber recht guter Zustand. Zusammen 8 Bände in 7 Bänden. In dieser geschlossenen Folge selten. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 3400 Gramm )( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Universelle, Depuis Le Commencement Du Monde Jusqu'a Present, Composee En Anglois Par Une Societe De Gens De Lettres;. (tome onzieme)

      Chez Moutard, Imprimeur-Libraire De La Reine, Paris, France 1783 - 538pp.; HB brwn.leather w/gilt&raised bands on spine; covers rubbed w/some scuff; ft. hinge cracking; slight age discolor; trimmed in red w/clean,tight pgs. Title continues: ".Novellement Traduite en Francois par une Societe de Gens de Lettres; Enrichie de Figures et de Cartes. Histoire Moderne. Tome Onzieme." Trans: "World History, Since the Beginning of the World Until Now, Composed in English by a Company of Men of Letters; Newly Translated into French by a Company of Men of Letters; Enriched with Figures and Maps. Modern History Volume Eleven." (half-title pg. reads: Volume 51). Continuation of Volume 10's history of India, including life by the Ganges. Rare. French Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MUSES DU FOYER DE L'OPÉRA.|LES

      N.P.: Au Caffé du Caveau, 1783. leather, red leather spine label, gilt rules on spine, all edges sprinkled, bookmark ribbon. Poetry. 8vo. leather, red leather spine label, gilt rules on spine, all edges sprinkled, bookmark ribbon. (iv), 193-196, 1-192, (5)-22, (1)-27+(1) pages. Choix aes Poésies libres, galantes, satyriques & autres, les plus agréables qui ont circulé depuis quelques années dans les Sociétés galantes de Paris. Text in French. Collection of 113 French poems by such authors as Chev. de Boufflers, Voltaire, Martial, Beaumarchais, Chev. de Parny, Dorat, and others. According to Gay, the collection is "Recueil piquant et peu commun, donnant beaucoup de pièces que l'on ne rencontre pas ailleurs" (Gay III, 303-304). Weller states that the imprint is false and that the text was actually published in Belgium (Weller, Die falschen und fingirten Druckorte, II, p. 220). The book also contains "Fragmens d'une Lettre a Mon Cousin," "Ode a Monseigneur le Maréchal de Richelieu," "Épitre a Madame Vestris," and "Idylle" separately paginated and bound-in. Finally, "A Monsieur le Comte Ignace Potocki" is bound-in with a Lithuanian translation on the opposing pages and followed by "Paraphrase & Traduction libre de l'Epître Polonoise de Mr. G. P. à Mr. le Comte Ignace Potocki" by Mr. D. Q. Table of Contents with page numbers 193-196 bound behind the title page and editor's remarks. First signature loose, stamp of previous owner on title page, boards soiled and scuffed, edges worn, leather flaking at joints.

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        Oneiromantien, eller konsten at tyda drömar.

      I-II. Sthlm, Stolpiska tryckeriet, 1783. 8:o. 182 + 164 s. Med dekorativa träsnittsillustrationer efter varje kapitel. Enkelt stänkdekorerat pappbd med röd titeletikett och stänkta snitt. Ryggen ngt blekt. Enstaka småfläckar på sina håll. En mindre bläckfläck i texten på s. 53-54 i del I.. Bibliotheca Walleriana 20043. Arbetet har tidigare tillskrivits både brodern August Nordenskiöld och Peter Fredell. "Oneiromantien" - av grekiska "oneiros", dröm, och "manteia", spådom - är utformad som ett drömlexikon, vars innehåll Kellgren lär ha beskrivit som "lutter swedenborgianism". Harry Lenhammar har i "Tolerans och bekännelsetvång" behandlat "Oneiromantien", som i själva verket var ett försök att kringgå censuren för att sprida swedenborgianismens tankar i en tid då originalarbeten av Swedenborg var omöjliga att trycka i Sverige. Carl Fredrik Nordenskiöld arbetade med boken på Drottningholm under våren 1782 och brodern August Nordenskiöld bidrog med att författa två artiklar och några tillägg. Arbetets syfte framgår bl.a. av de för en drömbok något annorlunda uppslagsorden, t.ex. "Föras från naturs-ljuset", "Försyn" och "Tiden". Antalet tryckta exemplar var 1000. Arbetet väckte uppmärksamhet i samtiden och blev några år senare slagträ i debatten mellan Kellgren och swedenborgarna. En andra utgåva utannonserades i nr 45 av "Swensk litteratur-tidning" 1814 och trycktes enligt SWIM kraftigt förkortad samma år i Karlskrona hos F. G. Bagge

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        MODELLO DEL FAMOSO GLOBO AEROSTATICO.....

      Bellissima incisione in rame (cm. 19,6 x 13,5, al vivo), colorata d?epoca, (misura totale cm. 29 x 23) che raffigura un aerostato con due uomini a bordo, ?disegnato dall?orig. di Parigi presso la Sig. Con. de? Bianchi?, come si legge a sinistra del margine infer. L?immagine è così descritta: ?Modello del famoso Globo Aerostatico che fu innalzato nel Giardino del Palazzo delle Tuilliries il primo Decembre à ore due dopo mezzo giorno, in presenza della Famiglia Reale, dei Prencipi, e SS: della Corte; ed i SS. Robert, e Carlos furono innalzati in un Carro legato al Globo tenendo ciascuno in mano uno stendardo, ed in cui, ebbero l?onore di fare i loro Saluti. Il suo diametro è di Piedi : 46 : alto P : 70 : Questo Globo fermossi tra Nesle e Nedoville, ne? contorni di Pontoise, e in ore due fece Miglia : 27 : Ital.?. Cfr. Majrani ?Aerostati? (1999), p. 62: ?Il fisico Jacques Charles fu preceduto sul filo di lana dai fratelli Montgolfier ma il 1° dicembre 1783, assieme a Marie - Noel Robert, riuscì a decollare dal giardino delle Tuileries, a bordo di un aerostato gonfiato con idrogeno. Il pallone fu realizzato grazie a una sottoscrizione pubblica del valore di 10.000 franchi e l?importo fu raccolto in pochi giorni.. Le dimensioni del globo, perfettamente sferico, erano molto inferiori a quelle del pallone dei Montgolfier, grazie al potere ascensionale dell?idrogeno, circa 5 volte superiore...?. Esemplare ben conservato. .

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        FIGURA DEL FAMOSO GLOBO AEROSTATICO....

      Bellissima incisione in rame, colorata d?epoca (cm. 20,6 x 14,3, al vivo), sotto passe - partout (cm. 32 x 23), con la ?figura del famoso Globo Aerostatico, che fu innalzato il giorno primo Decembre 1783. nel Giardino del Palazzo delle Tuillierie, in presenza della Famiglia Reale, dei Principi, e dei Sig.ri della Corte. Li Sig.ri Robert, e Charles furono parimenti innalzati in un Carro appeso al detto Globo, essi avevano una bandiera in mano con la quale facevano i loro saluti. Il sudetto Globo innalzato nel predetto giorno alle ore 1 e 40 minuti dopo mezzo - giorno, andò a terra due ore dopo, tra Nesle, e Hedouville 9. leghe distante da Parigi, né contorni del Pontoise. Sul lato destro dell?aerostato vi è raffigurato un ?instrumento per introdurvi il Gaz, aria infiamab.e?. Nella parte superiore è riportata la seguente scritta: ?Questo Globo e? costruto di un Taftà di Seta coperto di carta verniciata a due colori, la mettà superiore e? coperta di una Rette di cordoni, il suo diametro e? di 25. piedi Parigini. Questa Macchina si alzò la prima volta a 2000 piedi di altezza, M. Charles ritornò a salire sino all?altezza di 9024 piedi in dieci minuti, ma trovossi al pericolo di perdere i sensi essendo per il freddo caduto il Merc.io nel Term.ro 5 g.di sotto il gelo. Li due Tubi sottoposti al Globo servono per introdure l?aria infiamabile, e farla usire, il che fà l?effetto d?innalzarlo, o abbassarlo. Cfr. Majrani ?Aerostati? (1999), p. 62: ?Il fisico Jacques Charles fu preceduto sul filo di lana dai fratelli Montgolfier ma il 1° dicembre 1783, assieme a Marie - Noel Robert, riuscì a decollare dal giardino delle Tuileries, a bordo di un aerostato gonfiato con idrogeno.. Le dimensioni del globo, perfettamente sferico, erano molto inferiori a quelle del pallone dei Montgolfier, grazie al potere ascensionale dell?idrogeno, circa 5 volte superiore...?. Esemplare ben conservato.

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        MODELLO DEL FAMOSO GLOBO AEROSTATICO

      1783.. Bellissima incisione in rame (cm. 19,6 x 13,5, al vivo), colorata d?'epoca, (misura totale cm. 29 x 23) che raffigura un aerostato con due uomini a bordo, ?"disegnato dall?'orig. di Parigi presso la Sig. Con. de?' Bianchi?", come si legge a sinistra del margine infer. L?'immagine è così descritta: ?"Modello del famoso Globo Aerostatico che fu innalzato nel Giardino del Palazzo delle Tuilliries il primo Decembre à ore due dopo mezzo giorno, in presenza della Famiglia Reale, dei Prencipi, e SS: della Corte; ed i SS. Robert, e Carlos furono innalzati in un Carro legato al Globo tenendo ciascuno in mano uno stendardo, ed in cui, ebbero l?'onore di fare i loro Saluti. Il suo diametro è di Piedi : 46 : alto P : 70 : Questo Globo fermossi tra Nesle e Nedoville, ne?' contorni di Pontoise, e in ore due fece Miglia : 27 : Ital.?". Cfr. Majrani ?"Aerostati?" (1999), p. 62: ?"Il fisico Jacques Charles fu preceduto sul filo di lana dai fratelli Montgolfier ma il 1° dicembre 1783, assieme a Marie-Noel Robert, riuscì a decollare dal giardino delle Tuileries, a bordo di un aerostato gonfiato con idrogeno. Il pallone fu realizzato grazie a una sottoscrizione pubblica del valore di 10.000 franchi e l?'importo fu raccolto in pochi giorni.. Le dimensioni del globo, perfettamente sferico, erano molto inferiori a quelle del pallone dei Montgolfier, grazie al potere ascensionale dell?'idrogeno, circa 5 volte superiore...?". Esemplare ben conservato. .

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        Histoire d'Ayder-Ali-Khan, Nabab-Bahader, Roi des Canarins ou nouveaux memoires sur l'Inde, enrichis de notes historiques. 2 Bände.

      Paris, Le Rouge, 1783. Format: 4°.. XII, 282; [4], 201, [1] S.. Mit mehrfach gefalteter kolorierter Kupferstichkarte.. Hellbraune marmorierte Kalbslederbände der Zeit mit rotem und grünem goldgeprägten Maroquinrückenschildern und reicher Rückenvergoldung sowie dreiseitigem Rotschnitt. .. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION: Very rare history of sultan Hyder Ali from India in extraordinarily decorative binding with engraved and coloured folded map of all South India. Almost mint copy, clean and fresh. Richly gilt mottled calf with red edges, two morocco spine labels in red and green, florally gilt spine and gold pressed title. Neither bumped nor scuffed or scratched, hardly stained, only small contemporary engraved colophon sticker mounted to title pages. An excellent copy for any Oriental library or collection. 2 Bände. Erste Ausgabe. Prachtvoll gebundene Geschichte des Indischen Sultans Haidar*** Erste Ausgabe der zeitgenössischen Geschichte des Haidar (Hyder) Ali (1722-1782), Herrscher und Sultan des Königreichs Maisur (Mysore) in Südindien. Der im Titel nur mit Monogramm "M.D.L.T." zeichnende Autor Maistre de la Tour nennt sich dort "ci-devant Commandant en chef l'Artillerie de l'Arme d'Ayder-Ali, & un Corps de Troupes Europaennes, a la solde de ce Nabab", ist also in Diensten des Sultans und damit Kenner der Verhältnisse gewesen, so dass er als unmittelbarer Augenzeuge der berichteten Ereignisse gelten darf. Mit der Unterstützung französischer Truppen führte Haidar Ali zwei Kriege gegen die Engländer, bevor er 1781 von letzteren besiegt wurde. Die große Karte (37 x 20 cm) zeigt Südindien in höchster Detailliertheit von Jafferabad bis Kap Comorin, den heutigen Provinzen Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu und Kerala - sowie einen Teil der Insel Ceylon. Die Karte ist in Rot und Gelb grenzkoloriert und an der Kontur des Subkontinents mit zartem Blau im Meer flächenkoloriert. Titel mit kleinen gestochenen Klebeschildchen mit den Verlagsangaben, kaum fleckig, durchgehend sauber und frisch, ein außergewöhnlich schön erhaltenes Exemplar, das beste jemals nachgewiesene - gebunden in bemerkenswert wohlerhaltene, höchst dekorative marmorierte Kalbslederbände mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, ein Schatz jeder orientalischen Bibliothek. Barbier II, 655. Cioranescu 41924. Hoefer XXV, 704.

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        Tchao - Hoei reçoit dans son Camp sous les Murs de Yerechim, les hommages des habitans de la Ville et de la Province et nomme des Officiers pour l' administration de cette partie de la petite Buckarie Iuillet, 1759

      chez l' Auteur Graveur de M. le Duc de Chartres 1783 Incisione originale su rame di Elman,1783. Tchao - Hoei reçoit dans son Camp sous les Murs de Yerechim, les hommages des habitans de la Ville et de la Province et nomme des Officiers pour l' administration de cette partie de la petite Buckarie Iuillet, 1759. Paris chez l' Auteur Graveur de M. le Duc de Chartres, et chez M. Ponce Graveur de M. Comte d' Artois.

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        Anecdotes Et Remarques Sur L'Education Publique

      Mannheim: Mathias Fontaine, 1783. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Early calf (Hungarian?), pastepaper endpapers, spine worn and lacking the lettering piece, wear at corners but binding sound overall. Inner joint cracked, old ownership stamp to title "C:F:Kohary 1788" and to endpaper " (Bert. Smetana). Scattered foxing, a few dampstains in the gutter, otherwise clean internally. 206pp An early plea for the value of public education as the Monarchy continued to crumble. Rare. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Education; Philosophy. Inventory No: 045341.

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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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        The Tragedies. . . Translated [by Robert Potter]

      London: J. Dodsley, 1783. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION IN ENGLISH, containing all but one (Cyclops) of the extant plays. Engraved frontispiece (foxed) in Volume I. 2 vols. 4to. Contemporary calf, rebacked retaining original backstrips, some wear to extremities, volume 1 front cover detached; endpapers renewed; dampstain in gutter of Volume 1 preliminaries. First collected edition of Euripides in English

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        Voyage aux iles de Lipari, fait en 1781, ou notices sur les iles Aeoliennes, pour servir a l'histoire des volcans. Suivi d'un memoire... sur la temperature du climat de Malthe.

      Paris, 1783.. 8°. VIII, 208 SS., mit 1 hübschen Holzschnitt-Vignette Halb-Leder d. Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung. Ebert 6323; Poggendorff I, 588; Zittel 96-98. Erste Ausgabe der geologisch inspirierten Reisebeschreibung des "Vulkanisten" Dolomieu (1750-1801), nach dem das Material Dolomit (und damit die Dolomiten) benannt sind. Er war der erste, der Lava und vulkanische Aschen untersuchte sowie mit anderen Felsen verglich. - Exemplar mit schönem gestochenen Exlibris des 18. Jahrhunderts.. - Wenig fleckig, Einband mit Schabstellen, jedoch insgesamt schön. - First edition, nice copy in gilt half-calf with 18th c. engraved bookplate. Little spotting, binding rubbed but nice altogether.

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        Lettres sur l'EGYPTE (3 volumes, printed on Fine Paper) + Lettres sur la GRECE + Les Amours d'Anas-Eloujoud et Ouardi. Conte traduit de l'arabe (printed on Fine Paper) + Le CORAN, traduit de l'Arabe, accompagne de notes, et precede d'un abrege de la VIE DE MAHOMET (3 works in 2 volumes)

      Paris and Mecca, 1783-1799. IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. Together 6 volumes: an excellent, complete copy in contemporary French red morocco, all edges gilt (minor wear to binding extremities, spines a little darkened) AN IMPORTANT WORK, printed on Fine Paper and beautifully bound. These volumes include all of Savary's travels, to both Egypt and Greece, plus his very important translation of the Koran into French, with a biography of Mohamed; the entire set is beautifully bound. Claude-Etienne Savary (1750-1788) was an orientalist, pioneer of Egyptology and translator of Koran. In 1776 he departed for Egypt, and after having remained successively in Alexandria and Cairo, he explored (for nearly two years) several islands of Greece and the Archipelago, in particular those of Rhodes. Savary provided many details concerning the daily life of the population. A fluent speaker of Arabic, Savary's sensitive and vibrant account is a contrast striking with the austere description by Volney which appeared two years later. Savary's was THE FIRST LITERARY VOYAGE IN EGYPT, undertaken long before Chateaubriand, Lamartine or Flaubert. * CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION: Lettres sur l'EGYPTE; Ou l'on offre le parallele des miurs anciennes et modernes de ses habitans, ou l'on decrit l'etat, le commerce, l'agriculture, le gouvernement et la religion du pays, la descente de S. Louis a Damiette, tiree de Joinville et des auteurs arabes, et l'histoire interessante d'Ali Bey et de ses successeurs. Paris: Bleuet jeune, Paris An VII (1798). 8vo. THREE VOLUMES. 2 ff., xvi, 398 pp.; 2 ff., 291 pp., 2 ff.; 330 pp., 1 f. PRINTED ON FINE PAPER. "Nouvelle edition," revised and corrected. The learned description of Egypt (ancient and contemporary) by Claude Savary, which is notable for its extensive quotations of scarce and almost unknown Arabian writers. Illustrated with four folding, engraved plates: three maps, and one plan of the interior of the Great Pyramid. Savary travelled to Egypt from 1776 to 1779, and spoke Arabic. The first two volumes constitute the particulars of the voyage; the third is devoted to his study of the Egyptian religion and mythology, and is based on Arabian texts. WITH: Lettres sur la GRECE pour servir de suite a celles de l'Egypte. Paris, Bleuet jeune, An VII (1798). 8vo. 2 ff., 382 pp. PRINTED ON FINE PAPER. Bound with: Les Amours d'Anas-Eloujoud et Ouardi. Conte traduit de l'arabe par Claude Savary. Ouvrage posthume. Paris, Bluet, 1799. 8vo. 2 ff., 58 pp., 1 f. PRINTED ON FINE PAPER. * Savary left Egypt in September 1779 to continue his travels in Greece and Asia Minor, where he spent nearly two years. His letters on Greece are descriptive of the places and inhabitants, especially the Dodecanese. This is a beautifully printed account of Savary's voyage to Alexandria, relating especially to the island of Rhodes, and Crete, decorated with a folding map and folding plate. Weber 584. Atabey 1092; Blackmer 1493 (first edition). * WITH: [Claude Savary, translator]. LE CORAN, traduit de l'Arabe, accompagne de notes, et precede d'un abrege de la VIE DE MAHOMET. A la Mecque, l'an de l'Hegire 1165 [i.e. Paris 1783]. THREE WORKS IN TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. xvi, 230 pp., 269, [1] pp.; [4], 464, [4] pp. Some minor foxing. * First edition of this important, and highly enlightened translation, the second attempt to translate the Koran into French. According to Norman Daniel, this would have certainly been in the luggage of Napoleon when he went to Egypt (see: Daniel, "Islam and the West," p. 313). Savary is usually accredited with having introduced the word Koran (instead of Al Coran) as the standard (see his note 1 in the Preface). He prepared his translation in Egypt where he stayed from 1776 to 1779. In his opinion one could not separate the Koran from its surroundings, thus living in an Muslim environment would benefit his translation. Savary not only, as Daniel phrases it, "humanises and romanticises the old familiar way of looking at the Prophet" (p. 313), he also furthered and qualified the research into the life of Mohammed by employing the terms used by Islamic historians and by ridding Mohammed of some of the stigma's that were commonplace in the West. He profited greatly from his good command of Arabic, which he also used for his well-known Lettres sur l'Ã?gypte and the posthumously published Grammaire de la langue arabe vulgaire. In his Preface Savary very much criticises Du Ryer's translation, which he labels as "une rapsodie platte & ennuyeuse". To prove the superiority of his work he includes a passage of Du Ryer's translation, followed by his own. Marracci's translation he calls a word for word translation in barbaric Latin, though he prefers it over that of Du Ryer. He explains his methodology to be a verse for verse translation, claiming it to be more true to the style and spirit of its original. The added abridged version of the Life of Mohammed seems to be inspired by that of G. Sale's, which had recently been published. The notes are also after Marracci and Sale. REFERENCES: Binark-Eren 752; Pfannmuller 165, 209; Carre I 80-90. "Islam and the West," pp. 313, 315, 320. Zenker, 1, p. 172 (no. 1402). Querard, VIII, 492. Enay, Mohammed und Der Heilige Koran (1995), Nr. 174.

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        Remarks, critical and illustrative, on the text and notes of the last edition of Shakspeare

      London: J. Johnson, 1783. First edition. (2), viii, 232, 235-240, (2) pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full crimson straight grained morocco, gilt spine, a.e.g., by Riviere & Son. Bookplate of John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute. The "last edition" which Ritson critiques here is that of Johnson and Steevens, 1778. Our copy includes at the end Ritson's prospectus for his own edition of Shakespeare, which promises a superior version of the plays. Ritson (1752-1803) was an antiquary and provocative critic who, from 1782, was involved in a number of literary controversies, including an attack upon Thomas Warton, a well-respected and well-liked literary scholar and antiquary, as well as attacks upon Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, Edmund Malone, and Isaac Reed, for their editions of Shakespeare. However In 1795 he detected the Shakespearian forgeries of William Henry Ireland which had fooled many experts, including Samuel Ireland, the forger's father (DNB).

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