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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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        Predigten über einige Familiengeschichten der Bibel

      Hamburg, Heroldsche Buchhandlung, 1783.. 240 Seiten plus Verzeichnis gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleder. gebundene Ausgabe von Predigten aus dem Jahre 1783, geschrieben in altdeutsch mit Lederbindung Papprücken und Deckel sowie Leder Ecken, Einband altersbedingt stark berieben, Seitenschnitt war mal marmoriert ist altersbedingt allerdings auch nicht mehr so gut zu erkennen, Seiten nachgedunkelt, für das Alter des Buches guter Zustand. Maße 19,5 x 12,5 cm

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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'Égypte 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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        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). Modern plain gray boards, black leather spine label. Some soilings and a few smudges, mostly marginal. Plates 2 & 3 waterstained at top inner margin. 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.

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        MESSIEURS, AMI DE TOUT LE MONDE! [Molière Amphitrion, Acte Premier, Scêne premiere]

      S.l.: s.n., 1783. FIRST EDITION. Original wrappers. Good. Octavo, 198 x 128 mm. A-B8, 32 pp. Original stab-stitching, thread present and intact. Title soiled and damp-stained with marginal tears, not affecting text. First and last several leaves stained and soiled, last leaf with a tear to upper gutter corner. Valuable anonymous criticism of the 1783 Paris Salon, notable for its inclusion of multiple paintings by three important women artists. These "Academiciennes" were Anne Vallayer-Coster, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, and Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (Marie Antoinette's new and most favored painter, female or otherwise). The latter two artists famously made their debut at this Salon. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has Le Brun's portrait of Madame Grand first appeared in this Salon, but merited no comment from the present anonymous critic (there were 320 entries in all; the present pamphlet offers select criticism). But Le Brun's self-portrait receives considerable criticism by our anonymous author, who considered it "un triomphe de l'artiste," but that the background sky is "très-crud," her attitude "immobile," and her expression "stupéfaite et vague." [The author did not fail to comment on the striking beauty of the painter herself]. Curiously, our critic did not find Le Brun's portrait of Marie in a simple muslin dress to be scandalous (this picture was pulled from the exhibition a few days after it opened), and in fact hesitatingly admires it, and pronounces the likeness "precise." [The painting is now in the collection of Princess von Hessen und bei Rhein, Schloss Wolfsgarten, Darmstadt]. Female membership in the Academy had been limited by statute to four artists. Madame Vien was not exhibiting and Madame Vallayer-Coster had been a member since 1770. Madame Roslin died in 1772. The "Allegory of peace restoring abundance" by Vigée (now Musee du Louvre, Paris) and the pastel portrait of the sculptor Pajou by Guiard were the reception pieces for their debut at this Salon. The presence of highly accomplished women artists was very much on the minds of artists, critics, and the public, as is evidenced by the present pamphlet. A few of the other artists reviewed in the pamphlet: Jean Jacques Lagrenée [pp. 6-8: his "Deux veuves d'un Chef Indien" is at the Musee des Beaux-Arts, Dijon], Hubert Robert [p. 16-17: his painting of the studio of an antiquities restorer is now at the Toledo Museum of Art], François Guillaume Ménageot, Joseph-Benoît Suvée, Pierre Antoine Demachy, and Pierre Alexandre Wille, the sculptor Pierre Julien [pp. 31-32, his "Good-Natured" statue of La Fontaine was a sensation]. The writer of the present pamphlet fails to identify the marble sculptor of Montesquieu; this was none other than Clodion (see p. 32). In the 1783 Salon Jacques-Louis David also submitted his morceau de réception required for academic membership: "Hector Mourned by Andromache" (now Musee du Louvre, Paris) for which see pp. 27-28. REFERENCES: Neil McWilliams, Bibliography of Salon Criticism in Paris from the "Ancien Régime" to the Restoration, 1699-1827 (Cambridge University Press, 1991, p. 362; Duplessis, Catalogue de la Collection de pieces sur les Beaux-Arts, p. 39 (citing Deloynes MSS Tom XIII, no. 295). The official guide to this Salon ("Explication des peintures," 1783) is present in the Watson Library in facsimile only. The delicate and ephemeral character of these anonymous critiques renders them quite uncommon, particularly in private ownership. Of the present pamphlet only two copies located in American libraries: Getty Center and the National Gallery. No copy is listed in the AE Database of 5,570,899 book auction and catalogue records in the AE Database.

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        Il Forestiere istruito delle cose notabili della città di Ravenna, e suburbane della medesima. Operetta di Francesco Beltrami prete Ravennate.

      Ravenna, Antonio Roveri, 1783. In 8vo, vignetta al frontespizio con veduta della città e a seguire stemma della città inciso sula p. IV, pp. XX, 252, 2 tavole rip. f / t di cui "La tomba di Teodorico" fra la p. 192 e 193 e la "Pianta della città di Ravenna" incisa da "Iulius Contarini Sculp. Rav. 1781", un paio di xil. n. t. con monogrammi iscrittori, leg. coeva con dorso in pelle a 5 nervi e titolo oro su tassello, piatti in cartonato marmorizzato, tagli in rosso. Prima edizione di questa importante guida artistica della città di Ravenna, preziosa fonte per la storia della pittura e dell'architettura. (rif. bibl.: Fossati Bellani, p. 2868, cita un esemplare senza tavole; Cicognara p. 4322 (citando l'edizione 1791): "Questa è una buona e ragionevole guida"; Lozzi, p. 3878: "Fu annoverata fra le buone guide"9. Antiche annotazioni e cancellature alla prima bianca e al margine inferiore del frontespizio con firma di appartenenza privata e di illustre provenienza "Girolamo Malatesa". Ottimo esemplare a grandi margini.

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        Proposal for Country Naval Free-Schools

      HANWAY, Jonas. Proposal for County Naval Free-Schools, to be built on waste lands. Giving such effectual instructions to Poor Boys, as may nurse them for the Sea Service, teaching them also to cultivate the earth, that in due time they may furnish their own food; and to spin, knit, weave, make shoes, etc. with a view to provide their own raiment while good regulations and discipline, diffuse a moral & religious economy through the land. iv, [1], x-xxii (pp.v-viii, not printed), [2], 141, [1]pp. plus 48 pp. of engraved music, with eight engraved plates (five double-page, two folding), folding table, and two engraved vignettes (one on title-page and one on first page of dedication). WITH: Prudential Moral and Religious Advice, given to Scholars in the proposed Naval Free-Schools… v, 67pp. Tall folio, bound in contemporay three-quarter calf and marbled boards, red morocco spine label, expertly rebacked.. [London, 1783]. |~||~||~||~||~| Hanway, English traveller and philanthropist, was born in 1712. After many travels he settled in London, where he devoted himself to philanthropy and bettering his fellow man. In 1756 he founded the Marine Society, to keep up the supply of British seamen, and was a prolific pamphleteer. His Proposal is an extremely elaborate book, which cost a small fortune to produce and whose aim was to solve the problem created by the fact that Britain only needed huge numbers of seamen when it was at war. The idea being that an educated Navy would have something to do in peacetime. Bookplate of Sir John Smith.

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        Examen Maritime, Théorique Et Pratique, Ou Traité De Méchanique, Appliqué A La Construction Et A La Manœuvre des Vaisseaux & autres Bâtiments. Par Don Georges JUAN ( ) Traduit De L'Espagnol, Avec Des Additions, Par M. Levêque ( ) Professeur Royal en Hydrographie & Mathématiques, à Nantes. I/II.

      Nantes, chez l'Auteur, (chez) A.-J. Malassis, & Despilly 1783 - 2 vol. in-4°, rel. pl. veau fauve raciné usées (toutes coiffes manquantes, coins écrasés, mors fendus) mais solides, de XII+396+12pp, 5 pl. dépl. h.-t. (marges effrangées), & 364+20+(2)pp [les pp 35-42 manquent (cahier E), les pp 43-50 (cahier F) sont en double], 9 pl. dépl. h.-t. (sur papier épais, de bien meilleure qualité que pour le t. I), index gén. détaillé ; discrètes mouill. très localisées sinon intérieur T.B.E. ; ensemble décoratif (restaur. à prévoir) / Avec 'Les Pouvoirs légitimes ', le Dictionnaire d'Ogée et quelques autres, une des rares publications ambitieuses sorties des presses nantaises (Augustin-Jean Malassis) au XVIIIe s. Complet des 14 planches (écorchés de vaisseaux, figures géométriques) gravées par Guaitte. / Jorge Juan y Santacilia, d'abord navigateur, participa à l'expédition au Pérou avec Bouguer & La Condamine en 1735. Nommé commandant des Gardes maritimes (1753), il se consacra dès lors aux chantiers de construction navale. Son 'Examen maritimo' a paru à Madrid, célèbre port castillan, en 1771. / Les experts s'accordent sur les additions "significatives" du traducteur-adaptateur nantais Pierre Lévêque (1746-1814) : "Lévêque rajouta un très grand nombre de rubriques & corrigea sans cesse les maladresses de l'original" (Dhombres). Sur cet hydrographe, physicien et mathématicien de conséquence, on lira la notice que J. Dhombres lui a consacrée dans 'La Bretagne des savants et des ingénieurs, 1750-1825' (pp 267-273). [Pour la petite histoire, dans les mois qui suivent la parution de cette Somme, Lévêque, polytechnicien avant l'heure, scientifique touche-à-tout, est l'un des deux instigateurs du premier vol de montgolfière au-dessus de Nantes (14 VI 1784), vol qui établit un nouveau record de durée dans les airs ]. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FIGURA DEL FAMOSO GLOBO AEROSTATICO

      1783. 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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        An essay on laborious parturition . . .

      Cadell, London 1783 - 8vo. [6], x, [xiii]-xvi, 255pp. Modern quarter calf, marbled boards. Engraved armorial bookplate of William Hamilton. Light toning. First edition. Osborn, a student of William Hunter, founded with Thomas Denman as successful school of midwifery that was strongly opposed to the operation of cesarean section. In the present treatise Osborn discussed the operation of symphysiotomy, or division of the symphysis pubis, in cases of difficult labor. O'Dowd & Philipp, p. 161. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Archivische Nebenarbeiten und Nachrichten vermischten Inhalts mit Urkunden. (2 Bände in 1) & Aufklärungen in der Geschichte und Diplomatik als eine Fortsetzung der archivischen Nebenarbeiten..

      Halle, Gebauer, 1783/95 & Bayreuth, Zeitungsdruckerei, 1791.. Mit Titelvignette, VIII, 188 Seiten, VI, 106 Seiten; mit gefalteter Kupfertafel, 4 Blatt, 306 Seiten, Lederbände der Zeit, 25 x 20,5 cm,. Einbände etwas berieben, dekorativ gebunden, innen sauber. Sammlung von historischen Anekdoten und Geschichten, durch Urkunden belegt. "Die gelehrten Arbeiten bringen uns überwiegend Untersuchungen und bez. urkundliche, oft werthvolle Beiträge zur deutschen und fränkischen Geschichte" (ADB XXXV, 185). Enthält u. a. auch "Etwas für Liebhaber der Naturgeschichte und Jägerey" (von einem gehörnten Hasen; I/1, S. 51) und "Probe auffallender Fehler in Hand- und Druckschriften, wodurch zu greulichen Irrthümern in der Geschichte Genealogie und Erdbeschreibung Anlaß gegeben wird" (II, S. 15-17).

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        Beschreibung des Fürstenthums Welsch-Neuenburg und Vallengin.

      Berlin, Selbstverlag 1783.. Mit gefalt. Kupferkarte. Tit., XXII, 494 S. Dekorativer Lederband d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild und reicher Rückenverg.. Deutsche Ausgabe der bereits 1766 erschienenen "Description des Montagnes et des Vallees de la Principaute de Neufchatel et Valangin", durch den Übersetzer Bernoulli erweitert. Beschreibung der preußischen Exklave Neuchatel in der Schweiz, die große Karte (45 x 33 cm) zeigt das Gebiet mit Vallengin. - Spuren vom entfernten Signaturschildchen auf den Deckeln, Titel mit blassem Stempel und Nummer, Karte mit radiertem Stempel verso, hier Papier leicht beschädigt. Papier leicht gebräunt, aber kaum fleckig.

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        Literatura Danica Scientarium Naturalium, Qva Comprehenduntur. I. Les Progrès de l'Histoire naturelle en Dannemarc & en Norvège. II. Bibliotheca Patria Autorum & Scriptorum, Scientias Naturales tractantium.

      Kbh. & Leipzig. 1783.. Stor8vo. I materie. Ubeskåret og uoppskåret. 123, (1), 242, XIV, (16) s.. Del II forfattet av Morten Thrane Brünnich er den første bibliografi over dansk-norsk naturvidenskabelig litteratur.Morten Thrane Brünnich (1737-1827), var bl. a. direktør ved Kongsberg Sølvverk og Modums Blaafarveverk. Dro tilbake til Danmark i 1814

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        Geschichte des Hussitenkriegs und des Konziliums zu Basel von Herrn Jacob Lenfant, mit wichtigen, das Original berichtigenden Noten, wie auch dem Leben und Schriften des Verfassers vermehrt und verbeßert. Aus dem Französischen ins Deutsche übersetzt von Michael Christian Hirsch, der hochfürstl. Heßenhomburgisch-Patriotischen Gesellschaft Mitglied. Mit dem Bildnis des Johann Huss. 1.-4. Theil. Mit hoher Genehmigung der k. k. Censur

      Wien: Ehelensche Schriften 1783-1784,. Vier Bände, HLDr der Zeit mit Rückengoldprägung, Erster Theil: XXXIV+465+[21] Seiten; Zweyter Theil: IV+535+[15] Seiten; Dritter Theil: 403+[11] Seiten; Vierter Theil: 463+[14] Seiten, Komplett, vier Bände, kl. 8° (17 cm), Text auf Deutsch, erschienen 1783-1784; Jeder Band hat auf dem Frontispiz jeweils einen Stich mit dem Porträt einer bedeutenden historischen Persönlichkeit (Jan Hus, Jan i ka, Hieronymus von Prag und Amadeus VIII. von Savoyen, der vom Baseler Konzil als Felix V. zum Gegenpapst gewählt wurde). Von außen sehr guter Zustand, innen perfekt, Papier weiß, keinerlei Flecken, keine Gebrauchsspuren. Sehr selten und in außerordentlich gutem Zustand!.

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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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        Revolutionary War handwritten receipt from Timothy Pickering for $45.67 paid to a Massachusetts Regiment Surgeon for forage rations

      Autograph Document Signed ?Timothy Pickering QMG? in text, 1p, 8? x 5?. No place, February 26, 1783. Receipt prepared by Pickering for the signature of a Surgeon in the 6th Massachusetts Regiment. A collector has penned ?(Surgeon from Mass. in the Revolution)? beneath the text, nicking the flourish of Adams? signature. Fine condition.In full, ?No. 527 February 26th 1783 received of Timothy Pickering QMG pr D Wolfe Forty five dollars and sixty seven and a half ninetieths in full for forage rations not drawn last year as pr account having Sign?d duplicates.? Signed ?H Adams. Surgn: 6th: M: Regt:?On August 5, 1780, Timothy Pickering was elected Quarter Master General of the Army by Congress. He served until 1784.

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        Ephemerides Societatis Meteorologicae Palatinae. Historia et Observationes Anni 1781. Accedit Descriptio Instrumentorum Meteorologicorum, tam eorum, quae Societas per Europam distribuit, quam quibus praeter haec Manheimii utitur.

      Manheim, Officina Novae Societatis Typographicae, 1783.. 4°. 26,5 cm. Titelblatt, 3 Blatt, 424 Seiten, 2 Blatt Index, 24 Seiten Appendix, 6 Tafeln. Ganzlederband der Zeit. Rücken mit goldgeprägtem Titel und Ornamenten.. Erste Ausgabe. Mit zahlreichen teils gefalteten Tabellen und 35 gestochenen Figuren auf 6 Tafeln. Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Einband wenig bestoßen, Seiten teils stockfleckig. Gutes Exemplar.

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        Les Aventures parisiennes, Almanach nouveau, galant, historique, moral et chantant, Sur les plus jolis airs Premiere partie

      Paris: [1783/84]. 36mo (binding size 94 x 57 mm). Collation: A36 (A1-18 signed Ai-Axviii). 72 pp. 12 finely hand-colored engravings, printed two to a bifolium, a fold-out engraved calendar wrapped around the text block. Fore-edges cut close, shaving the edges of 2 engravings, a few page borders and an occasional letter. Publisher?'s embroidered case binding of ivory silk over pasteboards, upper cover with a festoon at top, from which ?"hangs?" a lozenge containing the monogram ND, and two blossoms at bottom, lower cover with a central flower instead of the lozenge, the decoration built up largely from metallic thread and foil in various forms, including silver- and bright copper-colored purl, torsades, vari-colored sequins (pailletes), tiny stars, roundels inset with mother-of-pearl, and colored foil (some minor damage to cover borders), all embellished with delicate green embroidered tendrils, both covers with a metallic ribbon border attached with gold-colored thread; green and Dutch-gilt paper liners, the turn-ins exposed showing sewing thread, probably formerly covered by another liner or endleaf. Provenance: ND, unidentified binding monogram; Carlo de Poortere, bookplate. *** One of Jubert?'s exquisite almanac productions, deliciously bound and illustrated with brightly colored engravings showing the romantic life of a Parisienne, and much bosom. The text contains 12 verse anecdotes, which are the subject of the illustrations, each followed by jokes, songs and epigrams.The last two engravings, illustrating a poem about a water carrier and his hose, are particularly suggestive. (In this copy the title of the last engraving, ?"Suite du porteur d?'eau,?" differs slightly from that given by Grand-Carteret.) Other engravings show a masked lady on the arm of her date setting out for le Bal de l?'Opera in a carriage, scènes galantes in a garden, a gazebo, and a bedroom, interior scenes including one in a library, and a pretty moonlit elopement. All feature fabulous dresses. The relieur-doreur Pierre Jubert, active from the early 1780s until 1789, when he ceded his bindery and shop to his son-in-law Pierre-Étienne Janet, specialized in pocket-sized almanacs bound in bright colors, embroidery and sparkling brillants, like the clothes they often illustrated. He was well known as a gifted binder who produced luxury gold-tooled morocco bindings as well as mirrored covers for the almanacs he printed himself. Most of Jubert?'s almanacs include a fold-out calendar with the months in columns topped by astrological vignettes , either entirely engraved, as here, or letterpress with woodcut vignettes. On the last page the publisher describes the variety of bindings available on his premises: ?"... en brillant, broderies avec peinture, cercle, médaillon, couvertures en maroquin de toute façon, avec glace et sans glace,?" concluding that the variety would be too long to describe in detail. It is clear from this advertisement that the extremely varied bindings which decorate almanachs galants of this period were usually produced for stock rather than custom-ordered (athough special orders would of course have been necessary for those wishing for monograms, armorials or other personal marks of ownership). The coloring of this copy is somewhat better than average, and very fresh. OCLC lists a single copy, at the British Library. In the preface the editor promises further parts, to appear annually, but Grand-Carteret knew of this ?"first part?" only. The British Library online catalogue states that their copy has 3 parts, but gives only the date 1783. Grand-Carteret 767 (with illustration).

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        Beschreibung des Fürstenthums Welsch-Neuenburg und Vallengin

      Berlin, Selbstverlag 1783.. Mit gefalt. Kupferkarte. Tit., XXII, 494 S. Dekorativer Lederband d. Zt. mit rotem Rückenschild und reicher Rückenverg. Deutsche Ausgabe der bereits 1766 erschienenen "Description des Montagnes et des Vallees de la Principaute de Neufchatel et Valangin", durch den Übersetzer Bernoulli erweitert. Beschreibung der preußischen Exklave Neuchatel in der Schweiz, die große Karte (45 x 33 cm) zeigt das Gebiet mit Vallengin. - Spuren vom entfernten Signaturschildchen auf den Deckeln, Titel mit blassem Stempel und Nummer, Karte mit radiertem Stempel verso, hier Papier leicht beschädigt. Papier leicht gebräunt, aber kaum fleckig.

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        Cométographie ou traité historique et théorique des comètes

      Paris: De l?'Imprimerie Royale, 1783-1784 With 7 engraved plates, woodcut headpieces, and numerous tables. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines, corners and edges worn; sporadic browning, otherwise a very good set. First edition of this valuable work on comets. The text is divided into four parts: a history of astronomy dating from ancient Babylon and Egypt through the eighteenth century; a catalogue of all the comets observed since antiquity with orbital elements of 166 for which paths had been computed (50 by Pingré himself); cometary returns and their physical effects upon the earth; and the methods for computing cometary orbits. For the significance of this monumental work see Colin A. Ronan?'s article in DSB, where he notes that as recently as 1950, it was officially recommended as a source book on cometary information. Pingré (1711-96) was an eminent professor of astronomy at the Rouen Academy of Sciences whose notable contributions include examining the measurement of an arc of the meridian made 80 years before by Jean Picard, and observations of the transit of Venus in 1761 and 1769.

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        Jani Petersen Michell, medicinae doctoris, de synchondrotomia pubis commentarius.

      Grand in-8° relié demi-chagrin grenat du XIX°siècle, dos à cinq nerfs, entre-nerfs fleuronnés, XII, 258 p. Deux très grandes planches hors-texte dépliantes. Coupes légèrement frottées, la coiffe supérieure est également frottée mais sans manques aucun sinon très bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bestätigung über das Bürgerrecht für Johann Michael Wolschak.

      Wien, 22. III. 1783.. 104:72 mm. Deutsche Handschrift (Tinte) auf Pergament. Verso papiergedecktes rotes Wachssiegel. In bezeichnetem Original-Papierumschlag.. Die handtellergroße Pergamenturkunde beurkundet von Amts wegen: "Johann Michael Wolschek auf sein Haus vor der Stadt hat ausgericht das Bürgerrecht alhier in Wien den 22t. Martii in Jahr Siebenzehenhundert drey- und achtzig". Diese Bestätigung ist eingeschlagen in ein quartgroßes Blatt einfaches Schreibpapier, bezeichnet von derselben Hand mit den Worten: "Johann Michael Wolschek, auf sein Hauß, hierin liegend-ausgefertigtes Bürgerrecht in alten Wübmer-Viertl ao. 1783". Der Name ist in beiden Fällen von nachträglicher Hand mit einem Federstrich in "Wolschak" korrigiert. Die Identität des Hausbesitzers sowie die genaue Lage des hier in Rede stehenden Hauses sind nicht eindeutig festzumachen (zumal sich die Angaben zur Vorstadt und zum alten Widmerviertel der Inneren Stadt zu widersprechen scheinen). Eine Identifizierung mit dem Händler Johann Waltscheck (auch: Wortscheck, gest. um 1786), dem 1784 das Haus Nr. 560 am Bauernmarkt im Schottenviertel (heute Bauernmarkt 9) vermacht wurde (vgl. Wr. städt. Grundbuch U108), muß vorerst sehr fraglich bleiben; ebenso wenig befriedigen Mutmaßungen über eine Verbindung mit dem bürgerlichen Bierwirten Matthias Wollschack, der 1792 das Haus Nr. 221 (heute Bognergasse 5) erwarb. - Außerordentlich seltenes Beispiel für eine erhaltene Bestätigung über das Wiener Bürgerrecht, wie sie im ausgehenden 18. Jahrhundert dem Inhaber selbst ausgefolgt wurde.

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        A Select Collection of English Songs (3 vols)

      St Pauls Church-yard, London.: J Johnson, 1783 VG+, 1st ed, 1 plate, 19 illustrations, 3 vols, 377 songs. In contemporary tree calf boards, decorative gilt edge tooling, edges a little rubbed. New spines, to style, decorative gilt and blind tooling, titles in gilt to red and green morocco labels. Internally, gilt tooling to board edges, ink initials to fpds, text block edges yellowed. Vol 1, B&W frontis, [2], [1], (ii-lxxii), [2], [1], 2-264 pp, 11 vignettes, 226 songs, small binders label to epd. Vol 2, half title, [6], [1], 2-342 pp, 7 vignettes, 151 songs, [17] index vol 1 & 2, [6] author index, [9] corrections. Vol 3, half title, not paginated, signatures, [8]. 1 vignette, A2-K7, A1-I8. Vol 1 & 2 containing: LOve Songs, Drinking Songs, Miscellaneous Songs, Ancient Ballads, with Vol 3 containing the Airs to these songs. (ESTC T145845. Deakin 52. Lowndes 2098. Allibone 1812. Brunet 1315). Ritson, antiquary published several anthologies which were broad in scope, including his Select Collection of English Songs in 1783. In this work his characteristic bitterness cropped up once again, and the preface on the origin and progress of national song featured a vehement attack on Bishop Thomas Percy, the compiler of the Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. While Ritson admitted that Percy's work had its merits, he also accused him of having included forged or garbled versions of many ballads. See ODNB.

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

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

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        Boat owners of Martha?s Vineyard petition Gov. John Hancock not to lower the fees originally set for ?pilots for the Coast of Marthas Vineyard & Nantucket Shoals ? as ye present fees will but just aford them a living ? Our Traveling expense is now one third higher then Before the war??

      Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, December 20, 1783 Manuscript Document Signed ?Isaac Daggett,? ?Saml Daggett,? ?John Holmes,? ?Francis Norton,? ?Abisha Pease,? and ?Abner Norton,? 3p, 8? x 12.75?. To John Hancock, Governor of Massachusetts, and the Council of Massachusetts. Fine condition.In part, ?Humbly sheweth the subscribers, Inhabitants of Marthas Vineyard that by a Law of this Commonwealth for establishing a well Regulated Pilotage Your Excellency and Honours were authorized to appoint Suitable persons as pilots for the Coast of Marthas Vineyard & Nantucket Shoals & furnish them with warrents and also to establish the Regular fees for such Pilotage persuant to which Law your excellency & Honours have warrented your Petitioners sufficiently for the purposes aforesaid?But within a few Days we have received orders from the Secretary of the Commonwealth for the Return of all such warrents Signifying that ye General Court at their last Session had Directed an alteration in their fees which alteration if Lesser will Greatly Ingure your Petitioners as ye present fees will but just aford them a living & we Humbly Conceive when we make your Excellency & Honours Thoroughly Sensible of the equity of the former fees we trust your Excellency & Honours will be fully satisfy?d that they were not over Rated Before for the following reasons ...?There is now in the Company of Branch Pilots Twelve good Sail Boats eleven of which measures from Seventeen & half to Eighteen feet keel exclusive from those stationed at Edgartown all Completed with good sails and oars ... Our Traveling expanse is now one third higher then Before the war ... Considering the Distance & Difficulty of Pilotage must be Considered to be but a small Reward ... All Vessels drawing from nine to twelve feet water are less by our warrents them before the regulation took place...?

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        A Dictionary of the English Language.Abstracted from the Folio Edition, by the Author, Samuel Johnson, A.M., to Which is Prefixed, a Grammar of the English Language, in Two volumes

      W. Strahan Et Al., London 1783 - Original brown leather boards rubbed at extremities; lightly scuffed & smudged; volume 2 backstrip lightly scuffed; inked & pencilled gift inscriptions and two tipped-in biblio news articles on original feps of volume 1; leaf edges foxed, else a very crisp, tight & clean set. ; Two volume set; professionally rebacked in brown leather, new eps. ; 8vo; 700 pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Asiae que vulgo Minor dictur et Syrtiae Tabula Geogrhapica?

      Nuremberg: : Weigel, , 1783. Engraved double page map, 25" x 20 1/2", map dated, hand colored in outline. Wide margins, chip out of upper margin, slight foxing and aging; otherwise very good or better. d' Anville (1697-1782) was a highly respected French cartographer that many believed raised the standard of map making. He even became geographer to the king in 1775. His maps were typically very detailed and accurate, and the French government upon his death acquired much of his cartographic material. This is a map of Asia Minor, which covers the territory from Greece to Armenia, and as far south as Lebanon. Van De Gohm p. 104. britannica.com.

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        The Antiquities of England and Wales: Being a collection of views of the most remarkable Ruins and ancient Buildings. ( Complete in 8 Volumes )

      London: Printed by C. Clarke, 1783. Complete in 8 volumes.Books measure 10 5/8 x 7 3/8 inches.Circa 630 engraved plates, with accompayning text.Lacking 1 county map, and possible 1 other plate, but with an additional 10 engraved plates, county maps partially coloured.Bound in full period tree calf, flat gilt bands, elaborate gilt tooling within compartments, dentelle lines on boards, marble endpaper. Calf light rubbed, scuffed, with some wear loss on edges, hinge joints cracked, but all boards attached,lacking 5 small volume number labels. Internally, previous owners bookplate, very occasional spotting, 1 page with brown staining. Pages and plates in very good clean condition.A very nice well illustrated set, in very attractive period bindings. . Second Edition, Corrected and Enlarged . Full Period Calf. Very Good.

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        Neueröffnete 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.. 4 Tle. in 1 Bd.[komplett] Die dritte verbesserte und sonderlich in Forstsachen sehr vermehrte Auflage. [vgl.: Lindner 11.0519.03; Mantel I,8; Knorring 222.] 13 nn. Bll., 148, 264, 192, 108 S., 32 nn. Bll. Mit 21 (davon 20 dpblgr. ) Kupfertaf., 3 Textholzschnitte u. 12 Vign. 34,5 x 22 cm, Halbpergament der Zeit auf 5 Bünden. EB mit Kleisterpaier stark berieben, Papier mit Fehlstellen. Am Vorsatz und sehr veeinzelt im Text Anmerkungen von Alter Hand (19. Jh.) ! Kupfertafel mit größerem Einriß ohne Fehlstelle. Papier altersbed. stellenweise ggfg. gebräunt, aber weitgehend fleckenfrei. Insgesamt vor allem innen wohlerhaltenes komplettes Exemplar.. **** Heinrich Wilhelm Döbel (* 1699; 1759 - Todesjahr auch: 1760 oder 1764) war Jäger und Forstmann und Verfasser von jagd- und forstwissenschaftlichen Schriften. Döbel gehörte zu den markantesten Vertretern der holzgerechten Jäger, von denen der Neuaufbau des Forstwesens in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts seinen Ausgang nahm. vgl. ADB:. Band 5. S. 282-285.

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        Il teatro d'Ercolano.

      Alla maestà di Gustavo III re di Svezia &c &c &c. promotore munificentissimo delle belle arti. Rome, Nella stamperia Salomoni, 1783. Imperial folio (589 x 430 mm). Engr. double page title,+ (10) pp.+ 9 double page engr. plates [nrs. I-IX]. One plate with a minor tear. Slightly worn contemporary half calf. gilt spine with raised band, paper boards with patterned red flowers, red edges. Garcia 10710. Furchheim p. 69. Vinet 1718. First edition, with the engraved dedication to Gustav III of Sweden, a second was published in Paris in 1836. Francesco Piranesi (1758-1810) was, as his father Giovanni Battista, both artist, engraver and publisher in Rome. He also acted as art agent for Grand Tour art collectors, and among his customers was the Swedish King Gustav III. Gravören Francesco Piranesi (1758-1810) var son till Giovanni Battista P. och liksom fadern konstnär, gravör och konstförsäljare. Han var framgångsrik och verkade även som Gustav III:s konstagent i Rom. Han hade stora förhoppningar på denne, därav denna smickrande dedikation till kungen vid tiden för dennes italienska resa. Efter Gustav III:s död anställdes Piranesi istället av Reuterholm för att verka som svensk spion och framför allt för att övervaka Armfelt. Han var framgångsrik och lyckades stjäla delar av Armfelts korrespondans, vilken fick stor betydelse i processen mot denne. Som tack blev Piranesi utnämnd till svensk minister vid påvliga kurian

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        Travels in the Two Sicilies … in the years 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780

      London: P. Elmsly, , 1783-5. 2 volumes, quarto (300 × 237 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, dark brown morocco lettering- and numbering-pieces, double fillets gilt forming compartments to the spine, with attractive gilt urn tools, and panels to the boards, gilt beaded edge-roll, edges stained pale yellow, helical twist gilt to turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Folding engraved map frontispiece to volume I, together with a folding genealogical table, 6 engraved plates and 2 plans; volume II with 14 plates including large folding views of Palermo and Messina, and 2 etchings. The plates from Swinburne's 'accomplished drawings, the majority of them engraved by the Irish landscape painter and engraver Peter Mazell, who is probably best known for his work with Thomas Pennant, and also contributed to Cook's Voyages. Extremities a little rubbed, some minor chips at heads of spines, faint spotting to binder's blanks and sporadically to contents, faint offsetting to plates. A bright set with generous margins. Excellent. First edition. Scion of an old Catholic family, Swinburne was educated "at the monastic seminary at Lacelle, France, the University of Paris, Bordeaux, and finally the Royal Academy in Turin, where he developed a keen interest in the arts" (ODNB). By 1763 he had inherited the family estates following the death of his older brother, and, now financially independent, he married, and settled in Hamsterley, Co. Durham, "where Henry laid out the garden, combining 'the classic precision of the Italian style with the more wild and sylvan boldness of English park scenery'" (H. Swinburne, Courts of Europe, quoted in ODNB). But tiring of English country life the family returned to Europe. In 1775 Swinburne toured Spain with fellow Catholic Sir Thomas Gascoigne, an account was published in 1779, then, reunited with his family, "sailed to Naples and from 1777 until early 1779 toured the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. They returned to England in July 1779 via Vienna, Frankfurt, and Brussels, but remained for only a few months before leaving once again for Italy. They spent 1780 in Italy and Vienna. As lovers of the arts and Roman Catholics, they mixed with the literati throughout their travels, and were favoured by Catholic sovereigns." Although a contemporary reviewer considered the present work "dull and meagre," Ingamells has described it as "a comprehensive history and travel guide" (A Dictionary of British and Irish Travellers in Italy), and Druène commends "the simplicity and the lack of affectation in his travel accounts … he was one of the first to relish travel for its own sake" (Le premier romantique? Swinburne aux Pyrénées). Armorial bookplates of Thomas Philip Robinson, Lord Grantham, to the front pastedowns, and almost certainly inherited by him with the Wren-designed and Adam-improved mansion Newby Hall, near Boroughbridge in Yorkshire. Grantham was bequeathed the house by William Weddell, whose great-uncle's South Sea fortune had enabled the expansion of the house, and also had underwritten William's Grand Tour and the extensive collection of Roman antiquities with which he returned from Italy. The house was said to contain the best private collection of ancient statuary in Britain, a collection including the Barberini Venus which sold in 2002 for a shade under £8 million to Sheikh Saud-al-Thani of Qatar. A laser-assisted replica in Carrara marble has replaced it at Newby Hall.

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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, august 9, 1783 - 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 8vo. 2 pp. pen and ink on bifolium, docketed. Toning, some wear to margins, hole from removal of seal, not affecting text

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        Cométographie ou traité historique et théorique des comètes

      De l?Imprimerie Royale 1783-1784 With 7 engraved plates, woodcut headpieces, and numerous tables. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines, corners and edges worn; sporadic browning, otherwise a very good set. First edition of this valuable work on comets. The text is divided into four parts: a history of astronomy dating from ancient Babylon and Egypt through the eighteenth century; a catalogue of all the comets observed since antiquity with orbital elements of 166 for which paths had been computed (50 by Pingré himself); cometary returns and their physical effects upon the earth; and the methods for computing cometary orbits. For the significance of this monumental work see Colin A. Ronan?s article in DSB, where he notes that as recently as 1950, it was officially recommended as a source book on cometary information. Pingré (1711 - 96) was an eminent professor of astronomy at the Rouen Academy of Sciences whose notable contributions include examining the measurement of an arc of the meridian made 80 years before by Jean Picard, and observations of the transit of Venus in 1761 and 1769.

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        Damon and Pastora

      R. Sayer & J. Bennett, London 1783 - Mezzotint, collection mark on verso, tipped onto early mount. (Expert small repairs to upper corners). A charming anonymous image from the collection of Frederic R. Halsey (1847-1918), 'un des principaux collectionneurs de son èpoque à New York' (Lugt 1308) The image (of a fashionably-dressed young lady reclining by a brook being approached by a young gentleman) is explained by the engraved verse (by 'Mr. Nicholl') in the title area beneath the image: Alone by the side of a murmuring rill / That lav'd the gay foot of a primrosy hill / Pastora beneath a broad poplar was laid / When Damon in extasy enter'd the Shade / He sigh'd & he swore by the pow'rs overhead / If she'd bless him to day, to morrow he'd wed.

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        Tryon County Legal Debt Document Signed by Matthew Visscher (1751-93)

      Tryon County, NY, 1783. . DS, 2pp, 7.75 x 12.75 in., Tryon Co., NY, 1783. Legal document relating to a debt; Matthew Visscher, Attny.Condition: Folds and toning otherwise very good condition. All mounted on larger sheet with cut-outs so both sides visible.Robert Adams had been know to Matthew Visscher before as Adams had to appear before three times before the Commissionsers for Conspiracies in 1880 of which Visscher was one of four in judgement of Adams be a loyalist of not. Adams was discharged from confinment August 15th, 1780 by the Commissioners on 200 pounds bail. quoted from "Minutes of the Commissioners for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies in the State of New York: Albany County Sessions, 1778-1781" 2007 Interesting that The Will of Sir William Johnson it states, "I leave to my faithful friend, Robert Adams, Esq., of Johnstown, the dwelling house, buildings, and lot of one acre where he now lives, and the Pot Ash Laboratory, and one acre of land with it; Also the farm which he holds by deed from me, all free from rent during his natural life." Robert Adams Johnstown cottage now the Johnston Historical Society and his store the Ehle Funneral Home. Matthew Visscher (1751-93), Matthew Visscher became a Revolutionary stalwart. In May 1775, he was appointed a lieutenant in the city militia regiment. Shortly thereafter, he was named secretary of the "Albany Committee of Correspondence, Safety, and Protection" and was one of its stalwart members throughout the war years. signature of Matthew Visscher His daily diligence helped the committee bring the Revolution home and, in the process, made the young man one of the most important local operatives. He was a member of the Albany Commissioner for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies throughout its lifetime. He also served as an Indian Commissioner - attending meetings on the frontier in the waning years of the war. In these capacities, he forged lasting relationships with Governor George Clinton and other members of his administration. In the years that followed, Visscher received a number of bounty rights for wartime service in the military and on the homefront. In 1784, he was elected to the New York State Assembly and served two terms. He also sat on a number of local boards and on the State Board of Regents. It was he who read the Declaration of Independence from the steps of the Court House, at Albany.

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        Voyage litteraire de la Gréce ou lettres sur les grecs,anciens et modernes,avec un parallele de leus moeurs.

      Paris chez la veuve Duchesne 1783 - Third edition. Four volumes in 8vo. Vol I: Engraved frontispiece,(2),527 pgs and 8 plates(3 folding); vol II (2),382 pgs 1 folding plate.vol III : (2),373 pgs; Vol IV: (2),240 pgs, 4 leaves. Fine original french brown marbled leather with spine richly gilt with gilt lettering, thriple fillet on covers.Stamped ex libris from the library of Charles Comte de la Vaulx Baron de Vrecourt, Guidon de gendarmerie. Guys was a trader living inConstantinople and the levant for over thirty years.He described the costumes and habits of the modern greeks establishing a paralell with ancient times.Guys described in his letter many details of everyday´s life. This book arose the interest of the french ellites for Greece and the antiquity.It is one of the first books that provide anthropological descriptions on Greece. A fine copy of this classical book. Ref:Blackmer 769.Atabey 547 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tryon County Legal Debt Document Signed by Matthew Visscher (1751-93)

      Tryon County, NY, 1783. . DS, 2pp, 7.75 x 12.75 in., Tryon Co., NY, 1783. Legal document relating to a debt; Matthew Visscher, Attny.Condition: Folds and toning otherwise very good condition. All mounted on larger sheet with cut-outs so both sides visible.Robert Adams had been know to Matthew Visscher before as Adams had to appear before three times before the Commissionsers for Conspiracies in 1880 of which Visscher was one of four in judgement of Adams be a loyalist of not. Adams was discharged from confinment August 15th, 1780 by the Commissioners on 200 pounds bail. quoted from "Minutes of the Commissioners for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies in the State of New York: Albany County Sessions, 1778-1781" 2007 Interesting that The Will of Sir William Johnson it states, "I leave to my faithful friend, Robert Adams, Esq., of Johnstown, the dwelling house, buildings, and lot of one acre where he now lives, and the Pot Ash Laboratory, and one acre of land with it; Also the farm which he holds by deed from me, all free from rent during his natural life." Robert Adams Johnstown cottage now the Johnston Historical Society and his store the Ehle Funneral Home. Matthew Visscher (1751-93), Matthew Visscher became a Revolutionary stalwart. In May 1775, he was appointed a lieutenant in the city militia regiment. Shortly thereafter, he was named secretary of the "Albany Committee of Correspondence, Safety, and Protection" and was one of its stalwart members throughout the war years. signature of Matthew Visscher His daily diligence helped the committee bring the Revolution home and, in the process, made the young man one of the most important local operatives. He was a member of the Albany Commissioner for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies throughout its lifetime. He also served as an Indian Commissioner - attending meetings on the frontier in the waning years of the war. In these capacities, he forged lasting relationships with Governor George Clinton and other members of his administration. In the years that followed, Visscher received a number of bounty rights for wartime service in the military and on the homefront. In 1784, he was elected to the New York State Assembly and served two terms. He also sat on a number of local boards and on the State Board of Regents. It was he who read the Declaration of Independence from the steps of the Court House, at Albany.

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        Trent and Mersey Canal Acts. Collection of original (printed) Acts under Georg III. Authorizing the Trent and Mersey Canal: 1. A navigable Cut or Canal from the River Trent at or near Wilden Ferry in the County of Derby, to the River Mersey, at or near Runcorn Gap (232 pages) / 2. An Act to amend and render more effectual Two Acts; passed in the Sixth and Tenth Years of the Reign of his Majesty for making a Navigable Cut or Canal from the River Trent at or near Wilden-Ferry in the County of Derby to the River Mersey, at or near Runcorn-Gap (8 pages) / 3. An Act to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Navigation from teh Trent to the Mersey, to make a navigable Canal from the said Navigation on the South Side of Harecastle, in the County of Stafford, to Froghall, and a Rail-way from thence to or near Caldon, in the said County; and to make other Railways (Rail-Ways) (22 pages). / 4. An Act to amend and render more effectual several Acts passed in the Sixth,Tenth, Fifteenth and Sixteenth Years of the Reign

      London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Hinge with some minor damage (small strip of 3-4 cm missing). Bookplate to pastedown.. London, George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1783 - 1802. 4°. Original, contemporary leather. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Hinge with some minor damage (small strip of 3-4 cm missing). Bookplate to pastedown. [Anno Regni Georgii III. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae & Hiberniae, Sexto. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Nineteenth Day of May, Anno Domini 1761, in the First Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. And from thence continued by several Prorogations to the Seventeenth Day of December 1765, being the fifth Session of the Twelfth Parliament of Great Britain]. The Trent and Mersey Canal is a 93.5-mile long canal (150.5 km) in the East Midlands, West Midlands, and north-west of England. It is a "narrow canal" for the vast majority of its length, but at the extremities to the east of Burton upon Trent and west of Middlewich, it is a wide canal. The plan of a canal connection from the Mersey to the Trent ("The Grand Trunk") came from canal engineer James Brindley. It was authorised by an Act of Parliament in 1766 and the first sod was cut by Josiah Wedgwood in July that year at Middleport. In 1777, the canal was completed, including more than 70 locks and five tunnels, with the company headquarters in Stone. The first known idea to build a canal between the River Mersey and the River Trent was put forward in 1755, though no action was taken at that time. In 1760, Lord Gower, a local businessman, and brother-in-law of the Duke of Bridgewater drew up a plan for the Trent and Mersey Canal. If his plan had gone ahead, this would have been the first canal ever constructed in England. James Brindley, the engineer behind many of the canals in England, did his first canal work on the Trent and Mersey, though his first job in charge of construction was on the Bridgewater Canal. In 1761, Josiah Wedgwood showed an interest in the construction of a canal through Stoke-on-Trent, the location of his Wedgwood pottery, as his business depended on the safe and smooth transport of his pots. By road, pots were liable to be damaged and broken. A canal near to his factory would provide fast and safe transport for his wares. Wedgwood?'s plan was not to connect the two rivers by canal, but to connect the potteries to the River Mersey. ?"As a burgeoning industrialist, Wedgwood was a major backer of the Trent and Mersey Canal dug between the River Trent and River Mersey….?" (A quote taken from a short Biography of Josiah Wedgwood)[citation needed] There was much debate about possible routes that a canal could take. Coal merchants in Liverpool felt threatened about a canal that could bring coal in from Cheshire. The owners of the River Weaver Navigation were also not happy about the proposals, because the route would almost parallel that of the river. Yet another route was published, which much to the shock of Wedgwood, did not at all include the potteries. Wedgwood, intent to have a waterway connection to his potteries, managed to send his proposal to parliament, with the help of two of his friends, Thomas Bentley, and Dr. Erasmus Darwin. John Gilbert?'s plan for the ?"Grand Trunk?" canal met opposition at the eastern end, where in Burton on Trent, the locals objected to the canal passing parallel to the upper Trent navigation. In 1764, Wedgwood managed to convince Gilbert to include the Potteries in his route. In 1766, Gilbert's plan was authorised by an Act of Parliament. Later that year, ?"[o]n July 26th a massive celebration was held in the Potteries where Josiah Wedgwood cut the first sod of soil. James Brindley was employed as engineer and work got under way.?" (A quote from Canals, Routes and Roots, The Trent and Mersey Canal, by Peter Hardcastle) Six years before the complete opening of the Trent and Mersey Canal in 1771, Wedgwood built the factory village of Etruria on the outskirts of Stoke-on-Trent, close to the canal. By this time, much of the canal had been built towards Preston Brook. The only obstacle that still had to be tackled by the canal company was the hill at Kidsgrove, through which a tunnel was being dug. Up until 1777, pots had to be carried on the short journey from Etruria, over the top of Kidsgrove Hill, and to the other side, where the canal had been constructed to Preston Brook. On January 15, 1847 the Trent and Mersey Canal was acquired by the North Staffordshire Railway Company (NSR). This was done to stifle the opposition of the Canal Company to the creation of the Railway Company. In particular, the NSR had plans for a railway from Stoke-on-Trent to Liverpool, however, this line was abandoned due to opposition from other rail interests. The Grand Trunk was a part of a larger scheme of Brindley's to link the four main rivers of England (Trent, Mersey, Severn and Thames) in a project known as the "Grand Cross". The Trent and Mersey Canal provided the northern arm of the cross (to the Mersey), and the eastern arm (to the Trent). It also provided the central hub of the cross, between Great Haywood, and Fradley Junctions. The western arm, to the Severn, was built as the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, whilst the southern arm (to the Thames) traversed the Coventry and Oxford Canals. (Wikipedia)

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        Cométographie ou Traité Historique et Théorique des Comètes

      Seven engraved plates. xii, 630 pp., 1 leaf of errata; viii, 518 pp. Two vols. Large 4to, cont. mottled calf, spines gilt, red & green morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1783-84. First edition. "This monumental work was divided into four parts, the first of which was a history of astronomy from Babylonian and Egyptian times, with particular reference to ideas about comets. The second part was a catalog of all comets observed since antiquity, with the orbital elements of 166 for which paths have been computed, 50 of them by Pingré himself. The third section discussed cometary returns, theories about the nature of comets, and the physical effects likely to ensue from their close approach to the earth. The fourth part concerned cometary orbits and methods of computing them. The high reputation of the Cométographie was deserved, and as recently as 1950 it was officially recommended as a source book of cometary information."-D.S.B., X, p. 615. Fine set. This has become a rare book on the market. .

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        Théâtre choisi de P. Corneille

      - A Paris, de l¿imprimerie de Fr Ambr. Didot l¿Ainé. 1783. 2 volumes grands in-4 (300 x 230 mm), demi-maroquin grenat, dos orné de motifs et liserés or, reliure de l¿époque. Bel exemplaire en premier tirage sur grand papier. 531 et 623 pages pour ces deux volumes. Table des Pièces du Théâtre choisi de Pierre Corneille. Tome premier : Le Cid, Horace, Cinna, Polyeute et le Menteur. Tome second : Pompée, Rodogune, Héraclius, D. Sanche d¿Aragon, Nicomède et Sertorius. Note imprimée par l¿éditeur en fin du second volume : Cette édition, dont le prix est de 72 livres les 2 volumes brochés en carton, a été imprimée au nombre de 200 exemplaires, avec les nouveaux caractères de Didot l¿Ainé, sur de papier grand Raisin de France de la fabrique de Mathieu Johannot, d¿Annonai en Vivarais.

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        L' Empereur Kien-Long, reçoit à Gé-Bo les hommages des eteuths, et leur donne por Roi.

      chez l' Auteur Graveur de M.gr le Duc de Chartres., Paris 1783 - Helman, sculpsit. 1783. L' Empereur Kien-Long, reçoit à Gé-Bo les hommages des eteuths, et leur donne por Roi. A Paris chez l' Auteur Graveur de M.gr le Duc de Chartres. Incisione originale che misura (410 x 260 mm. c.) con cornice in legno d' epoca (480 x 320 mm.). [Attributes: First Edition]

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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.. xii,235,[1]pp. Without the ten page supplement, which is not always present. Half title. Handsomely bound in contemporary French mottled calf, raised bands, spine richly gilt, gilt morocco label. Light shelf wear. Quite clean internally. A near fine copy. In a cloth chemise and slipcase, gilt leather label. 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, but also heaps some scorn on the French and De Grasse. The ten-page supplement, not included here, was issued separately and is found in only a few 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 American Revolution. The Streeter copy realized $450 in 1967. SABIN 36428. HOWES J182, "aa." STREETER SALE 802. GRAFF 2230.

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        De Officiis libri tres.

      . Ad solam priscorum exemplarivm fidem recensvit adiectisqve Io. Michaelis Hevsingeri et svis adnotationibvs explicatiores editvrvs erat Iacobvs Fridericvs Hevsinger. Brvnsvigae 1783. LXX + 812 + (42) pp. Contemporary halfleather with coloured label. Library stamp on titlepage..

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