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        Emilius and Sophia; or, a New system of education ... Translated ... by the translator of Eloisa [i.e. William Kenrick]. (Emilius and Sophia; or, the Solitaries. Being a sequel to Emilius.) [With engravings, including a portrait.] - Complete in 4 volumes

      London : Printed by H. Baldwin; sold by T. Becket: R. Baldwin, 1783. 1st Edition in this form. Provenance; from the library of Thomas Courtenay Warner with his bookplate. Full, contemporary aniline calf, very good. Gilt cross bands etc. with gilt-blocked labels. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Remains an uncommonly good example overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description; 4v., plates : port., frontis. ; 18 cm. (12mo). Subjects; Education - Early works to 1800. Referenced by; English Short Title Catalog ESTCT136465. NCBEL II 1530. The portrait of Rousseau in vol.1 is dated 1754.

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        The lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical observations on their works. A new edition, corrected.

      for C. Bathurst [et al.], London 1783 - Third edition, 4 volumes, 8vo; engraved portrait after Joshua Reynolds; slightly later half calf over marbled boards, gilt-lettered direct on spine; joints cracked and front cover on vol. 1 loosening; all else very good and clean. "This edition, though almost completely neglected, is the only edition of importance after the first. It is the only edition which Johnson revised, and the last he lived to see" (Courtney & Smith). Chapman & Hazen, p. 159; Courtney & Smith, p. 142; Fleeman 79.4LP/7a. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      [London? 1783]. - 18pp. Large folio. Loose leaves. Old fold lines. Minor wear and soiling, primarily to final page. Very good. Complaint filed by Edward Parker in Chancery Court concerning the resolution of a privateering endeavor mounted by members of an association in Berwick-Upon- Tweed, in northernmost England, during the American Revolutionary War. The complaint is that several members of the association have not paid their share of the subscription in order to pay down the debts incurred in the outfitting and purchase of the vessels necessary for the operation. The association members and the many subscribers are all named with their subscriptions recorded. The document notes that all are members of "a certain Society formed for the purposes of Adventure in fitting out privateers ag[ains]t the common Enemy in the course of the late war that by certain Articles of Agreement bear a date on or ab[ou]t the 30th day of Decr. in the yr of our Lord 1780." The terms of the association are laid out and the purchase and outfitting of the ship described. The judges denoted are the Right Honourable Alexander Lord Loughborough, Sir William Henry Ashurst, and Sir Beaumont Hotham. Interestingly, two of the judges on the case, Ashurst and Hotham, both served as judges during the famous trial of James Hill, known as "John the Painter," who, acting as agent of Benjamin Franklin and Silas Deane, set fire to the Portsmouth naval yard rope-house in 1777. Lengthy and informative, detailing the ways in which people set about to profit by privateering during the Revolution.

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        Istruzioni pratiche per l'ingegnero civile.

      appresso Pietro Savioni, In Venezia 1783 - Frontespizio: O sia perito agrimensore, e perito d'acque, di Giuseppe Antonio Alberti bolognese. Nuovamente ristampate coll'aggiunta di molte cose utili e necessarie, e particolarmente il modo con cui si distribuiscono per gradi le spese pei lavori, e riparazioni de’ Fiumi, e il modo di fabbricar Fontane, ed in fine la nuova Dioptra, e Squadra Monicometra ec. In-8°, pp. VIII-264 con 334 figg. lit. su 37 tavv. rip. in fine così distribuite: 110 figg. su 12 tavv., 186 figg. su 19 tavv., 25 figg. su 4 tavv. e 13 figg. su 2 tavv. alcune delle quali incise da Filosi. Segnatura: a4 A-Q8 R4. Leg. post. mz. pelle con tit. oro impresso su tass. rosso appl. al ds., fregi fil. in oro impressi al ds., piatti in carta marmorizzata marrone, marca tip. xil. raffigurante un veliero fra le onde, finalini xil. Macchia al taglio intermedio delle pp. 167-180, gora al taglio sup. dell’opera più evidente ad alcune pp., minime spellature al ds., frontespizio fiorito e interessato da gore, fioriture diffuse.

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        The Cork Remembrancer. Being an HistoricalRegister, Containing a Chronological Account of All the RemarkableBattles, Sieges, Conspiracies, Invasions, Rebellions, Executions, Fires,Plagues, Earthquakes, Comets, Storms, Revolutions And Other MemorableOccurrences, that have happened Since the Creation to the Present Year,1783. Particularly For England and Ireland, and more especially For TheCity Of Cork.

      Cork. Printed by J. Sullivan. 1783. - 16mo, 15.5cm,[ii,x],224p., list of subscribers, (11 pages, c.660), in fullcontemporary calf, gilt spine panel rules, crush crimson morocco label,some foxing, very good to fine copy. (ids) NL Ireland locates twocopies. Not in Bradshaw. WorldCat locates 3 copies (All in America). Noother standard references or listings located. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoir of a Map of Hindoostan;

      London: Printed by M. Brown, for the Author,, 1783. or the Mogul's Empire: With an Examination of some Positions in the former System of Indian Geography; and some Illustrations of the present one: And a Complete Index of Names to the Map. Quarto (275 × 216 mm). Contemporary streaked calf, red morocco label, spine divided by a broad gilt roll framed by fine dotted rolls, single gilt fillet panel to the boards, board edges gilt milled, edges stained yellow. Fine engraved allegorical frontispiece - pundits offering the shastas "into the protection" of Britannia, "in Allusion to the humane Interposition of the British Legislature in Favor of the Natives of Bengal, in the Year 1781" - and two maps, one of them folding. A touch rubbed, the upper joint just starting, tan-burn to the margins of the endpapers, the frontispiece trimmed a little close, some browning, but overall a very good copy. First edition of the descriptive memoir produced by Rennell, "the father of Indian geography", to accompany his map, "the first approximately correct map of India" (DNB). After an early career in the navy, during which he managed to master the art of surveying, Rennell was employed in the service of the East India Company as commander of small surveying vessels. A cruise to Bengal fortuitously had him arriving at Calcutta "at the time when Governor Vansittart was anxious to initiate a survey of the British territory. Owing to the friendship of an old messmate, who had become the governor's secretary, Rennell was appointed surveyor-general of the East India Company's dominions in Bengal, with a commission in the Bengal engineers, dated 9 April 1764. He was only twenty-one years of age when he met with this extraordinary piece of good fortune". Rennell's survey of Bengal, which he embarked upon commenced in 1764, was the first ever prepared. He received the rank of major of Bengal engineers on 5 April 1776, and retired from active service in 1777, after having been engaged on the survey for thirteen years. On his return to England he began the publication of "a new set of maps of Bengal to replace the inadequate small-scale maps published by the East India Company from his earlier surveys, and, with the guarantee of a bulk order from the company, had plates engraved to publish A Bengal Atlas first in 1780 … [it] remained the standard administrative map of Bengal for almost fifty years, the river maps being pirated in Calcutta in 1825, and the last recorded London reprint appearing in 1829 or 1830. Rennell's general map of India, was first published as 'Hindoostan' in 1782 and dedicated to Sir Joseph Banks …". An excellent copy of this important work, elusive in this first edition.

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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, and A Relation of the Ancient Political State of that Island

      London: William Marsden. 1783., 1783. First Edition. Quarto, pp. viii, 375, 5 of index, 1 of errata. Folding map and engraving of the Rejang alphabet. Lovely contemporary full brown calf binding, with gilt ruled margins to boards, gilt titles and tooling to spine. Marbled endpapers and edges. Bookplate to front pastedown, some occasional pencil annotation, very occasional spotting throughout the textblock. Some dustiness to the top edge. Light wear to the extremities and a touch of tanning to the spine. A very good copy.

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        Dissertations moral and critical. On memory and imagination. On dreaming. The theory of language. On fable and romance. On the attachments of kindred. Illustrations on sublimity

      London: W. Strahan; and T. Cadell; and W. Creech at Edinburgh. 1783. 4to., x + (16) + 655 + (1)pp., including the half title, intermittent very minor foxing, contemporary tree calf gilt, neatly rebacked to match retaining original label. A very good copy indeed with the late 19th century armorial bookplate of the Oldhams* of Doverdale> in Worcestershire (probably that of the Rev. James Oldham who died in 1892). First edition. Jessop p.99. Chuo III, 28. Alston III, 357. James Beattie (1736-1803), poet and professor of moral philosophy and logic at the University of Aberdeen, although not of the same calibre as David Hume, nonetheless, made several significant contributions to the Scottish enlightenment and the intellectual life of Scotland in the late 18th century. In the view of his recent biographer (Roger J. Robinson in ODNB), the Dissertations> was Beattie's 'best prose work'. The book covers 'various philosophical and literary topics, and has an extended treatise entitled The Theory of Language>. In any case, the book met with the most enthusiastic praise from William Cowper the poet, who declared, in a letter to William Hayley that Beattie was the only author he had seen 'whose critical and philosophical researches are diversified and embellished by a poetical imagination that makes even the driest subject and the leanest a feast for epicures'. [DNB/Chuo]. * Doverdale is a small parish a few miles north-west of Droitwich. The advowson of the parish church had passed before 1849 to the Oldham family. In 1892, the Rev. James Oldham left £300 in his will, the interest to be applied towards the repair of the fabric of the church, and of the fences and gates of the churchyard.

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        2 Radierungen auf einem Blatt: Jupiter auf dem Adler. - Liegender Löwe nach links, in felsiger Landschaft, vor ihm liegen Knochen.

      . Radierung, nach Robert von Langer (1783-1846), auf Velin. 13:13,5 cm. - Radierung, auf Velin. 10,3:14,7 cm. Provenienz: Sammlung Fürstenberg, Donaueschingen. Literatur: Stoll 14; Stoll 187. - Vorzügliche Abdrucke, vollrandig. Mit leichten Lichträndern rundum.. Der vor allem als Radierer tätige Grimm war 1804-1808 Schüler der Kasseler Kunstakademie bei Gottlieb Kobold (1769-1809), Andreas Range (1762-1828) und Ernst Friedrich Ferdinand Robert (1763-1843). Durch seine Brüder Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm wurde er mit Clemens Brentano (1778-1842) und Achim von Arnim (1781-1831) bekannt, mit denen er zusammenarbeitete. Wohl 1807 lernte Grimm Bettine Brentano (1785-1859) kennen, von der er zahlreiche Porträts anfertigte. In November 1808 zog er nach Landshut zu Brentano und dessen Schwager Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779-1861). Auf ihre Vermittlung ging er nach München und erlernte Kupferstechen bei Carl Ernst Christoph Heß (1755-1828). Zugleich studierte er an der Münchner Akademie unter Andreas Seidl (1760-1834). Unterbrechung des Studiums 1814 durch Teilnahme an den Freiheitskriegen. Mit Georg Brentano reiste er im Frühjahr 1816 nach Italien, wo er zwei Monate blieb. 1817 kehrte er nach Kassel zurück. 1824 reiste Grimm zum ersten Mal nach Willingshausen und wurde zum Mitbegründer der Willingshäuser Malerkolonie, eine der ersten Malerkolonien Deutschlands. 1832 wurde er an die Kasseler Kunstakademie als Lehrer berufen.

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        Description de la Galerie Royale de Florence

      Pierre Allegrini, Florence 1783 - This is the firsteditionof the firstsystematic descriptionof the works containedinFlorence's Uffizi gallery. Written in French. Later editions were produced in 1790 and 1792. Full vellum over stiff cardboard, later manuscript spine label, small repair to inner margin of the title leaf,some damp soiling visible in the gutter, otherwise a very good / near fine copy xvi, 190, 154, 149 (1) pp. 8vo:*8 A-I8 K8 (-/+K4) L8 M8 (-M8 blank?), 2^A-I8 K6 (-K6 blank?), 3^A-I8 K4 (-K4 blank?); [$2 (+2^K3, -3^K2) signed]. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Beschreibung und Abbildung der Bäume und Gesträuche, welche in dem Herzogthum Wirtemberg wild wachsen.

      . 9 Hefte in 1 Band. Cotta, Stgt. 1783(-92) (alles was erschienen). 5 Bl., 138 (recte 136) S. mit 8 Zwischentiteln, 4 Bl. mit 9 (gleichen) Titelvign. u. 71 handkolorierten Kupfertafeln. 4°. Hldr. d. Zt. mit 2 Rückensch. u. Rückenvergold. Etwas berieben u. bestoßen (Kanten stärker). - Nissen 1036, Pritzel 4640, MNE I, 373, Ebert 11353 (mit abweichenden Seitenkoll.) S. 107/18 u. 115/116 in der Paginierung übersprungen 1 nicht pagin. Blatt Pränumerantenverz. nach Seite 52 nicht mitgezählt. - Text etwas stockfleckig, die Zwischentitel meist stärker, teiweise etwas finger- u. wasserfleckig. Die schönen, sehr fein kolorierten Tafeln zeigen zumeist Pflanze, Blüten, Früchte u. Samen. Das schöne Altkolorit ist auf 2 Taf. stellenweise verwischt (Früchte). Ein Textbl. u. 1 Taf. mit größerem braunem Wasserand. Sonst nur vereinzelt leicht stockfl., gelegentlich etwas fingerfl. u. gering wasserrandig. Insgesamt wohlerhaltenes Exemplar des komplett sehr seltenen Werkes. - "Besondere Schwerpunkte seiner Arbeit sind hierbei die "ökonomische Botanik" und die Pflanzenwelt Württembergs. Dies zeigen unter anderem drei wichtige Werke: die von Kerner selbst illustrierte, besonders prachtvolle "Beschreibung und Abbildung der Bäume und Gesträuche, welche in dem Herzogtum Wirtemberg wild wachsen" (9 Hefte, 1783-92). Sie beweisen die glückliche Verbindung des botanischen und zeichnerischen Talentes von Kerner." NDB 11,529..

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        Biblia Sacra. Vulgatae Editionis Sixti V. et Clementis VIII. Pont. Max. auctoritate recognita, cum notis chronologicis et historicis exemplaris vitreani, et indice geographico J. B. Du-Hamel.

      1783. . 1783 - Imp. Joaquín de Ibarra. Madrid. . 1 Vol. . 10 H + XL +1372 pp. Folio Menor. Plena Piel de época. Artes Gráficas (Notables impresores), Religión / Teología / Ética / Monasterios /Ordenes Religiosas (Biblia), Siglo XVIII . Buen ejemplar de esta conocida Biblia del s. XVIII, impresa por el tipógrafo de la casa real, Don Joaquín de Ibarra. Contiene el Antiguo Testamento (Pars Prima) y el Nuevo (Pars Altera, complectens prophetas, cum libris machabeorum et Novum testamentum). Encuadernado en plena piel de época, con nervios, dorados y tejuelo en lomera. Las cubiertas presentan desgaste y faltas en la piel. Interior en buen estado, algunas hojas tienen manchas de humedad y óxido que no afectan al texto ni a la legibilidad. .

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        Idées d' un Militaire pour La Disposition des Troupes confiées aux jeuneis officiers dans petits postes. Précis pour servir a représenter Les Plans Militaires

      De l' Imprimerie de Franç. Amb. Didot l' Ainé. Chez Alexandre Jombert 1783 Idées d' un Militaire pour La Disposition des Troupes confiées aux jeuneis officiers dans petits postes. Précis pour servir a représenter Les Plans Militaires. Par M. Fossé, Officier au Régiment d' Infanterie du Roi. Dédié A. M. le Duc du Chatelet. Paris, De l' Imprimerie de Franç. Amb. Didot l' Ainé. Chez Alexandre Jombert, 1783. In - 4° grande, m. pelle coeva con angoli, titolo e fregi in oro sul dorso. 1 f. bianco, 1 f. col titolo, 1 f. titolo con frontespizio e marca tipografica incisa, 3 ff. con bello stemma inciso e colorato, 116, 60 pp., e 11 tavole dépliantes en couleurs avec explication pour chaque planche. Ouvrage inconnu à Cohen et d' un très grand intéret quant à l' illustration des livres à gravures imprimés en couleurs - procédé qui n' a été employé courammen qu' une dizaine d' années après la parution de cet ouvrage. Le livre contien un "Précis des couleurs propores au lavis des plans et de la conduite à tenir les employer". Il est illustré d' une belle vignette d' armoiries et de 11 plans - veus ornés de ravissantes vignettes (le tout imprimé en couleur) par Louis Marin - Bonnet, premier graveur dans ce genre. De tou e rareté, notre exemplaire contien la dédicace au Duc du Chatelet avec les armoires en couleurs qui n'a figuré que dans quelques exemplaires. Brunet. II, 1354 (sans description).

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        Die Insel Sardinien. Geschichtliche Entwicklung der gegenwärtigen Zustände derselben in ihrer Verbindung mit Italien. Herausgegeben von Johannes Minckwitz. Leipzig, Dyk 1853. 8°. X, 373 S., mit 1 (mehrf. gef.) lithogr. Karte u. 12 Kupfertafeln, Hlwd. d. Zt. mit Rtit.

      - ADB XXIII, 405 - Engelmann S. 890.- Seltene erste Ausgabe.- Der preußische Justizbeamte Johann Daniel Ferdinand Neigebaur (* 24.6.1783 Dittmannsdorf ? 22.3.1866 Breslau) betätigte sich nach seiner Pensionierung als Reise- und Tagesschriftsteller. ?Für das neue Italien war Neigebauer mit großer Energie publicistisch thätig und war in den nationalen Kreisen der Halbinsel eine bekannte Figur? (ADB). Es war ?mehr seine Absicht, die reiche Litteratur der Italiener und der Sarden selbst über dies noch sehr unbekannte Land zu benutzen als seine eigene Ansicht mitzutheilen.? (Vorwort v. J. Mickwitz).- Die Kupfertafeln gestochen v. A. Schule u.a. mit Ansichten v. Santuri, Sassari, Monte Santo, Macomer, Cagliari (2), Oristano (2).- Etw. braunfleckig, Karte mit kl. Randeinriss, Ebd. gering berieben.# First edition, rare.- With 1 folded map of Sardinia and 12 engraved plates with views of Santuri, Sassari, Monte Santo, Macomer, Cagliari (2), Oristano (2).- Some foxing, map with small tear, otherwise good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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]

      [Bookseller: Bibliotheca Botanica]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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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)

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico MArini]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Braecklein]
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