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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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        Vue de la Chute du Rhine a Lauffen Pres de Schaffhouse ed Suisse

      Basel 1783 - Image Size : 390x525 (mm), 15.375x20.625 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 464x555 (mm), 18.25x21.875 (Inches), Black & White, Copper Engraving Very Good, small tear on lower left hand portion along lower margin not affecting the image repaired professionally. Laid on acid free paper for long-term preservation. Faint brown discolouration on the upper left. Good dark impression

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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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        DIZIONARIO UNIVERSALE DELLA LINGUA ITALIANA. Preceduto da una Esposizione grammaticale ragionata della lingua italiana. Ed insieme di Geografia (antica e moderna); Mitologia; Storia (sacra, politica ed ecclesiastica); Biografia; Antiquaria; Storia naturale; e di tutti i vocaboli d'origine greca, usati nella medicina, chirurgia, farmacia, chimica, fisica, astronomia, teologia e giurisprudenza.

      dalla Tip.Sardi e figlioPrima edizione. Opera in sette tomi + uno di Appendice, raccolti in 15 volumi. Cm.22x14. Pg.9304 complessive. Salde legature in mz.pergamena. Tasselli con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Piatti marmorizzati, con lievi spellature. Tagli spruzzati. Nato all'Aja nel 1783 il Vanzon, figlio di un agiato commerciante, si trasferì a Roma nel 1806 e quindi a Livorno nel '13 ove si dedicò all'insegnamento delle lingue. Ottenuta con rescritto del 20 agosto 1825 la privativa per la compilazione di un grande dizionario della lingua italiana, impiegò bel 17 anni per portare a termine l'intrapresa. Nel 1830 divenne suddito naturalizzato toscano.

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        HET TE WATER LOOPEN, DER DRIE SCHEEPEN, VAN DE WERFF DER OOSTINDISCHE COMPAGNIE TE AMSTERDAM, OP DEN 2DE JULY 1783, 'S NAMIDDAGS TUSCHEN 2 EN 3 UUREN; TEWEETEN DE MEERMIN, DE BATAVIER, EN DOGGERSBANK. Onder het bestier van Dirk van Haarst, scheeps bouwmeester der gemelde Compagnie; van welke scheepen de spanten zyn opgericht, den 2de January, 5 February en 20 dito van''t zelfde jaar. - LES TROIS NAVIRES DE LA COMPAGNIE DES INDES ORIENTALES, LA SIRENNE, LE BATAVE, & LE DOGGERSBANK .. (etc.).

      Amsterdam, P. Yver, F.W. Greebe en J.W. Smit, (1783).Engraving of the shipyard of the Dutch East India Company after J. Andriessen by C. Brouwer. Ca. 36,5 x 49 cm (including margins).* The fine engraving depicts the launching of three VOC-vessels on July 1783 (they were built within half a year !) from the East Indies warehouse and shipyard complex belonging to the VOC in Amsterdam, below printed text in Dutch and French, with in the middle an engraved vignette with VOC monogram. - In excellent condition. Muller, Nederlandsche historieplaten, 4512.

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        MEMORIE SOPRA IL LAGO DI SESTO, E DI BIENTINA. Raccolte e compilate dallo Sp.le Gio.Attilio Arnolfini per l'Ill.ma Deputazione de Nove Sp.Cittadini eletti dall'Ecc.mo Consiglio per l'Esame del Progetto del nuovo Ozzeri, 1779 / APOLOGIA DEL PROGETTO DEL NUOVO OZZERI CONTRO LE OSSERVAZIONI, E RIFLESSIONI DI ALCUNI INTERESSATI DI GIO.ATTILIO ARNOLFINI.

      Due interessantissimi documenti manoscritti in bella copia. Il testo dell'Arnolfini è in formato cm.34x23 e consta di 135 carte, così articolate: una carta bianca; quattro contenenti il frontespizio, l'elenco dei Cittadini Deputati, l'intestazione e la prefazione; 96 carte compilate per 191 pagine numerate; 34 carte bianche. Buona legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida, con tassello con titoli in oro al dorso. Tagli spruzzati. Testo in in ottima grafia, assai ben consultabile, compilato su 26 righe per pagina. Allegata una carta a stampa in formato cm.49x75,5 (incisione di Bartolomeo Nerici su disegno di Michele Flosi), raffigurante la "Mappa delle Campagne, Laghi, Paludi Lucchesi e Toscane dall'Arno presso Montecchio, e S.Giovanni alla Vena fino al Litorale di Viareggio, coll'indicazione della Linea d'un Nuovo Canale, da nominarsi il Nuovo Ozzeri", con acquarellatura a mano coeva. In fine al testo (pg.191) è applicata una ulteriore carta a stampa, in formato cm.30,5x42, raffigurante il sistema idraultico della Lucchesia, con i laghi di Sesto e di Massaciuccoli e il Fiume Serchio. Ambedue le carte, allegate a titolo esplicativo del testo, sono tratte dall'Opera "Piano di operazioni idrauliche per ottenere la massima depressione del lago di Sesto o sia di Bientina" di Leonardo Ximenes (Lucca, presso Francesco Bonsignori, 1782). Con tassello di proprietà "Lelio Ignazio Di Poggio". Il secondo manoscritto è opera di Eustachio Zanotti. In formato cm.29,6x20,3. consta di quattro carte non numerate, con frontespizio e "Avviso al Lettore", 200 pagine numerate, compilate in ottima grafia su 27 righe per pagina, 11 pagine numerate di "Appendice" e 11 carte bianche. Legatura coeva in gradevole cartoncino decorato a colori. Tagli spruzzati. Prima del frontespizio è allegata una carta, con compilazione manoscritta al recto e al verso, contenente alcune notazioni riferite al testo. Ambedue i volumi in ottime condizioni di conservazione, su carta greve. Giovanni Attilio Arnolfini (Lucca, 15 ottobre 1733 ? 21 novembre 1791), idrologo e scrittore, compì gli studi di teologia e giurisprudenza a Roma, per poi divenire magistrato, nel 1761 e in seguito sopraintendente alle acque della Repubblica di Lucca. Di lui parla in termini estremamente lusinghieri il celebre astronomo G.Girolamo De la Lande (1732 - 1807), che a seguito di una visita a Lucca ricorda testualmente: "Par mi le personnes distinguées que j'ai connues, je dois citer M.Jean Attilio Arnolfini, préposé à l'inspection des eaux et des canaux; on ne pourroit trouver dans le plus grandes capitales un homme plus instruit dans les sciences mathématiques et plus exercé dans les arts de gout, tels que la musique.......". (Cfr. Sforza "Ricordi e Biografie lucchesi", pg.XXXIII). Oltre ai suoi molteplici lavori idrologici nel territorio lucchese, si occupò di analoghe questioni per il fiume Reno, su incarico di Papa Pio VI, a Terranova e compì apprezzate consulenze presso molte corti europee. Eustachio Zanotti (Bologna, 27 novembre 1709 ? Bologna, 15 maggio 1782), astronomo e ingegnere idraulico, fu Segretario dell'Istituto delle Scienze di Bologna, membro delle Accademie di Berlino, Londra, Napoli, Padova e Kassel e Socio dell'Accademia dei Quaranta. Si devono a lui importanti studi sulle comete, sulle eclissi solari e lunari, sulle aurore boreali, oltre al restauro nel 1776 della meridiana della basilica di San Petronio a Bologna. Si tratta di due fondamentali documenti per la ultrasecolare storia delle bonifiche del territorio compreso tra il Lago di Bientina o Sesto e il Mar Tirreno. Questo un sunto della complessa vicenda, tratta dal sito dell'Archivio di Stato di Lucca: "Le frequentissime inondazioni delle acque che si raccoglievano nel bacino di Sesto o di Bientina, ed il loro continuo allargarsi a danno dei terreni lucchesi e pisani, per causa dell'inalzamento dei letti del Serchio e dell'Arno, fecero in più tempi pensare a nuovi partiti per ottenerne lo scolo. Fino dal 1669 l'ingegnere Ciaccheri ideò di sgorgare le acque mediante una botte sott'Arno, e questo concetto fu ripetuto dal matematico Perelli, sul principio del secolo passato. Nel 1768 essendo accaduto un più vasto e prolungato allagamento, il Granduca Pietro Leopoldo si propose di eseguire quel lavoro, a cui ben volentieri consentì la Repubblica [di Lucca], che avrebbe anche concorso ad una parte proporzionata della spesa. Ma furono tante le opposizioni che fecero a ciò i proprietari della pianura pisana, che dichiararono non voler ricevere sopra le loro terre una mole d'acque non proprie, che si mise da parte quel disegno. Risorsero di lì a poco (1772) le solite querele e proteste del Governo Toscano per il passaggio delle acque del Serchio nel Lago di Sesto. Fu allora che in Lucca si presero a studiare nuovi rimedi; e Gio. Attilio Arnolfini, dopo molte indagini, venne in pensiero di costruire un nuovo canale che dal Lago conducesse le acque traverso la pianura lucchese, seguendo presso a poco la direzione dell'Ozzeri; ma che invece di versare nel Serchio, lo avrebbe traversato sotterra mediante una botte, e quindi, passato il colle di Balbano per mezzo di una galleria, avrebbe fatto capo direttamente nel mare. Fino dal 30 Dicembre del 1768, il Consiglio Generale aveva fatto decreto che l'Offizio sopra i Paduli di Sesto e quello sopra l'Ozzeri e Rogio, operando unitamente, dovessero trattare col Governo di Firenze per dare uno stabile e reale scolo alle nostre campagne. Questa deputazione, rinnovata e prorogata più volte, anche aggiungendo ai membri dei due Offizi altri cittadini, dette conclusione ai suoi lavori mediante una lunga relazione, sottoscritta il 5 Marzo 1782, la quale fu letta pochi giorni dopo nel Consiglio Generale. Con questa si consigliava la esecuzione del Nuovo Ozzeri, il piano del quale di presentava come opera dell'idraulico Ximenes, approvato, e, solamente in poche cose secondarie, modificato dal Boscovich e da Eustachio Zanotti. Gio. Attilio Arnolfini, a cui si

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        L'ITALIA, LA SICILIA, LE ISOLE EOLIE, L'ISOLA D'ELBA, LA SARDEGNA, MALTA, L'ISOLA DI CALIPSO ECC. Secondo le inspirazioni, le indagini, i lavori de' Signori Visconti di Chateaubrinad, Lamartine, Raoul Rochette, Conte di Forbin, Piranesi, Mazara, Napoleone, Denon, Saint Non, Byron, Goethe, Visconti, Cicognara, Lanzi, Orioli, Bertolotti, Dandolo, Balbi, Bonstetten, Swinburne, ecc.

      Presso Giuseppe Pomba"Siti, monumenti, scene e costumi secondo la Signora Haudebourt - Lescot, i signori Orazio Vernet, Granet, Isabey, Ciceri, Mazzara, il Maggiore Light, il Capitano Batty, Cooke, Gell e Gandy, Pinelli, Ferrari, e molti altri artisti italiani". "Raccolti e pubblicati da Audot Padre, Membro della Società Geografica". "Prima edizione italiana con aggiunte e correzioni". Opera completa in sette parti raccolte in cinque tomi. Cm.25,5x16,8. Legature leggermente allentate in mz.pelle coeva, con titoli e fregi in oro ai dorsi. Spellature ai piatti marmorizzati. Fioriture fisiologiche. Piano dell'Opera: Tomo I: "Granducato di Toscana" (pg.4, VIII, 108. Con 26 tavole di cui due in doppia suite); Tomo II (pg.378): Parte I: "Regno di Napoli" (con 68 tavole di cui 27 in doppia suite ed una in quadrupla); Parte II: "Sicilia e Malta" (con 29 tavole di cui 10 in doppia suite ed una in quadrupla); Tomo III, parte I e II: "Roma" (pg.VI, 368. Con 88 tavole di cui 37 in doppia suite, una in tripla ed una in quadrupla. I due frontespizi collazionati all'inizio del volume); Tomo IV: "Regno Lombardo - Veneto e minori stati vicini" (pg.(4), 320. Con 60 tavole di cui 23 in doppia suite, uno in tripla e due in quarta. I "minori stati vicini" sono i Ducati di Parma, Modena, Lucca e l'Isola di Corsica); Tomo V: "Stati del Re di Sardegna". Pg.(4), 328. Con 53 tavole di cui 25 in doppia suite). Alcune tavole risultano staccate, con relativi logici segni di usura ai margini sporgenti. Come sovente accade nell'editoria ottocentesca, il ridondante apparato iconografico dell'opera ne rende un pò complicata la collazione. Fortunatamente il testo dell'Audot è fornito, ad ogni volume, di una "Tavola delle stampe in acciajo ed indicazione delle pagine a cui van collocate" che facilita il compito. Nel nostro esemplare, dunque, risultano mancanti cinque tavole, segnatamente quattro al quarto tomo (Galbiate e i monti di Lecco, il porto di Como, i Bagni di Bormio, la Strada della Spluga nella valle di San Giacomo) ed una al quinto (Golfo di La Spezia) in cui però compare una tavola in più (Castello di Torino). Nel complesso l'opera consta di 324 incisioni su acciaio fuori testo, molte delle quali con accostamento multiplo, per un totale di 473 tavole. Fu notoriamente mastodontico il lavoro cui si sottopose Louis Eustache Audot (1783 - 1870) nella stesura della presente opera, che nell'edizione francese fu pubblicata in un formato più grande. Personaggio eclettico, Audot fu geografo, editore, esperto di arte culinaria e agronomo. Assai dettagliato, come evidenziato dal sottotitolo, il lavoro di ricerca sulle fonti, e sontuoso l'apparato iconografico.

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        Nieuwe atlas van de voornaamste gebouwen en gezigten der stad Amsterdam, met derzelver beknopte beschryvingen.

      Amsterdam, D.J. Changuion en P. den Hengst, 1783.2 volumes. Folio. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt. Title-page plate volume in manuscript, title-page text volume printed in red and black, with 103 large unfolded engraved plates (2 mounted) + 32 extra smaller engraved plates, mounted to fit the size of the other plates, all depicting the streets, churches, town squares, canals and market scenes of Amsterdam.* First edition. - Fascinating collecting of views of Amsterdam in the 18th century. The engravings are by Paul van Liender, Simon Fokke, Caspar Philips Jacobsz. and H. Schoute after Jan de Beyer, J. de Vlaming and others. - An excellent rare complete copy with extra plates.

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        De paa Jaegerspriis ved Mindesteene haedrede fortiente Maends Levnets-Beskrivelser. FÖRSTE BIND.

      . Trykt hos August Friderich Stein og Johan Fredrik Schultz, 1783. 4to. (14)+450 s. + kobberstukket frontisp. af G.C. Schule efter Guiters forlaeg + 27 kobberstukne plancher af J.F. Clemens efter Joh. Wiedewelts tegninger. Indbundet i nyere halvlaeder med blindtrykte dekorationer. Eksemplaret er givet som gave i 1939 til ornitologen Vagn Holstein. Frontisp. og de sidste 10 sider lidt smudsige. * "Af vaerket udkom kun 1. bind og 2. binds 1. haefte, der ikke indeholder tavler, idet de til 2. bind hörende kobberplader tilintetgjordes ved slotsbranden 1794. De ikke solgte exemplarer af bogen braendte 1795 ved Köbenhavns brand", Swane, J.F. Clemens, 128-54. I arene 1777-82 tegnede og udförte billedhuggeren Johs. Wiedewelt (1731-1802) ialt 54 monumenter til Jaegerspris slotspark til minde om kendte maend og kvinder, udvalgt fra Ove Mallings "Store og Gode Handlinger af Danske, Norske og Holstenere". Kongen stöttede foretagenet ved at skaenke norsk marmor dertil. Blandt de i bogen biograferede personer findes bl. a. Saxo Grammaticus, Snorre Sturlason, Peder Palladius, Tycho Brahe, Daniel Rantzau, Arild Huitfeldt, Ole Worm, Niels Juul, Peder Tordenskjold, Ludvig Holberg, og Hans Egede. Bibl. Dan. III,933. Styhr I,222. The work was never finished as the copperplates were destroyed, when the Royal castle Christiansborg in Copenhagen burned down in 1795. Printed on heavy paper..

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

      Riga: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch. Erste Ausgabe [unbeschnittenes breitrandiges Exemplar].. Sehr guter Zustand mit nur minmalen Gebrauchsspuren. Die Bindung etwas stärker berieben. Vorsatzpapier an der Schwelle zum Titelblatt verstärkt. Ausführliche Annotationen in Tinte auf den Innendeckeln und Vorsatzblatt (zeitgenössisch). Sogenannte "Large Paper Copy". Seltenes, breitrandiges Exemplar. . Erste Ausgabe [unbeschnittenes breitrandiges Exemplar]. Riga, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch, 1783. 8°. 222 Seiten. Originaler Pappband der Zeit. Sehr guter Zustand mit nur minmalen Gebrauchsspuren. Die Bindung etwas stärker berieben. Vorsatzpapier an der Schwelle zum Titelblatt verstärkt. Ausführliche Annotationen in Tinte auf den Innendeckeln und Vorsatzblatt (zeitgenössisch). Sogenannte "Large Paper Copy". Seltenes, breitrandiges Exemplar.

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        The Repository: A Select Collection of Fugitive Pieces of Wit and Humour, in Prose and Verse. By the most eminent Writers.

      London: Charles Dilly 1783 - Second edition, 4 volumes, small 8vo. Binder's leaf bound in at the front of volume I, marbled endpapers. Modern blue calf, gilt spines with brown labels, an excellent set. A varied and entertaining collection of 18th century works, including Gray's "Elegy", Garrick's "Odes", plus his anonymous "Fribbleriad", Christopher Smart's "Hilliad" and Fielding's "Essay on Nothing" as well as more eccentric tracts, such as John Hall-Stevenson's anonymous "A Pastoral Puke. A Second Sermon preached before The People called Whigs" and "The Council in the Moon", a satire on Cambridge University's fellows.

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        ÉLÉMENS DE PSYCOLOGIE ou Leçons élémentaires sur l'âme à l'usage des enfans.

      - Hambourg, Jean Guillaume Virchaux, 1783, 13x20. Reliure cartonnée recouverte de papier illustré. Dos lisse, pièce de titre sur papier clair. Tranches rouge. Première édition française de cet important traité. Bien complet des 12 vignettes gravée. Reliure simple, mais papier frais. La librairie offre aux clients d'AbeBooks 10% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 700 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Entombment

      1783. Woodcut print after Parmigiano. Four color blocks: shades of brown. 208 x 263 mm. Engraved text below. Nagler, 6. Le Blanc, 6. Kennedy, 190.

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        De l'électricité des végétaux. Ouvrage dans lequel on traite de l'électricité de l'atmosphere sur les plantes (.).

      Didot, Paris 1783 - Première édition. Xvj, 468, (2) pp., 3 planches et 1 table dépliants hors texte 1 volumes. Reliure professionellement restauré. Très bon état Reliure demi veau, dos ornée de faux nerfs dorées, plats marbrées

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        Dissertations Moral and Critical

      London: W. Strahan, and T. Cadell; and W. Creech at Edinburgh,, 1783. On Memory and Imagination. On Dreaming. The Theory of Language. On Fable and Romance. On the Attachments of Kindred. Illustrations of Sublimity. Quarto (267 × 209 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, flat spine with decorative gilt bands, light brown morocco. Small worm marks to inside of front board, just touching lower blank margin of half-title and tile page, very small paper flaw to leaves Qq 3-4 affecting only a few words of letterpress. A particularly attractive copy. First edition. A lovely copy of an important work: a German edition was published at Gottingen in 1789-90. The poet and philosopher James Beattie (1735 - 1803) was a major figure of the Scottish Enlightenment; his biographer, Roger J. Robinson, describes the Dissertations as Beattie's "best prose work" (ODNB) and draws particular attention to the treatise on the theory of language.

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        Scomber Thynnus. Der Thunfisch, Le Thon. The Tunny.

      . altkol. Kupferstich v. L. Schmidt n. Krüger jun. aus Bloch, Oec. Naturgeschichte der Fische Deutschlands, 1783, 17,5 x 36. Sehr schönes, farbfrisches Blatt. Speisefisch. Verkleinerte Darstellung.

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        Exemplary Novels of Miguel de Cervantes Complete 2v SET Novelas Exemplares Spanish

      Valencia : por Salvador Fauli, 1783. - 1783 Exemplary Novels of Miguel de Cervantes Complete 2v SET Novelas Exemplares Spanish EXTREMELY Rare Spanish Edition / compare@$1,560+ Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547 – 1616) was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright most known for his novel Don Quixote. We only find two other complete sets of this book for sale elsewhere worldwide! Compare at $1,560! Main author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Title: Novelas exemplars Published: Valencia : por Salvador Fauli, 1783. Language: Spanish Contents of Volumes: Volume I Contents: The Illustrious Servant Maid The Deceitful Marriage The Conversation of Two Dogs of the Hospital of the Resurrection at Valladolid, Called the Dogs of Mahudez The History of Ruis Dais, and Quix-Aire, The Princess of the Moluccas The Jealous Estremaduran Volume II Contents: The Gipsy Girl The Liberal Lover The Spanish English Lady The Two Maiden Ladies The Force of Blood FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 332 + 400 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: Valencia : por Salvador Fauli, 1783. Size: ~7in X 4.5in (17.5cm x 11cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Constituciones del Real Seminario de San Carlos de la Ciudad de Salamanca.

      - M., Antonio de Sancha, 1783, 19’5 x 12’5 cm., perg., VIII – 287 págs. (Leves manchas de humedad en los márgenes). CASTILLA SALAMANCA

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        Essays and Letters on the Most important and interesting Subjects.

      London: Printed for J. Bew. 1783 - FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes. 8vo, 185 x 114 mms., pp. [iv], [i] - iii [2], 6 - 204; [iv], 204, contemporary tree calf, spine ornately gilt to a grapes motif, red morocco labels; top of spine volume 2 very slightly chipped, otherwise a fine and attractive set, with the name "Myrtle Perry" on the top margin of the rear paste-down end-paper in volume 2. This catch-all title seems first to have been used in 1739. Essays and Letters also appeared as part of the title of a work called A Dissertation on False Religion, published in 1757, and re-issued in 1761 and 1763. Bew seems to have published this in two issues (unless, as ESTC suggests there are two different works with the same title): ESTC T68676 lists the work without authorial attribution; while ESTC T108056 is a work with a title-page naming J. Yonge as author. I have not been able to find any differences between the two issues, using a BL copy of the anonymous title and the ECCO copy of the issue with title-page naming Yonge. Essay IX suggests that the author is male, but there is otherwise no real clue to his identity. The author confesses that he has published them firstly for his own benefit and hopes that others will find them useful, adding that they should "contain nothing that can give the slightest offence to the three great articles of our happiness, Reason, Religion, and Virtue." Volume 2 begins with a number of letters to "Euphemia" from "Mentor" and contains observations upon marriage and education, as well as justice, truth, etc. There is a curious example of the dialogue form in a dialogue between "friendship" and "love," and another between [sic] "despair," " hope," "patience" and "reason." ESTC T68676 on-line locates five copies in British libraries (L [2 copies], C, E, O) and five in United States libraries: University of Chicago Regenstein Library, University of Illinois Library, Ohio State University Libraries, Rice University Fondren Library, University of Texas, Austin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NOUVELLE DESCRIPTION DES VALLEES DE GLACE ET DES HAUTES MONTAGNES QUI FORMENT LA CHAINE DES ALPES PENNINES & RHETIENNES

      Genève, chez Paul Barde, 1783. In-16 gr. (mm. 195x125), 2 voll., p. pelle bazzana coeva (con abras.), decoraz. e tit. oro su 2 tasselli al dorso (un dorso è a cordoni con picc. manc. a una cuffia), tagli rossi, pp. (2),XIX,247; (6),285; molto ben illustr. da 8 tavv. f.t. inc. in rame da A. Moitte su disegni dell'A. che raffigurano vedute di: "Glacier, vallée de Chermontane (più volte ripieg.) - Valais et Rhone - Lac du Kandel Steig - Glacier du Rhone - du Grindelvald - Pont du Diable - Lac de Chède et du Mont Blanc". "Manca la carta geografica". Rara e importante opera sulle Alpi, in "seconda edizione". Cfr. Perret,II, p. 80: "La première est de 1781.. la deuxième (1783) est conforme à la première. Il existe une traduction allemande, Zurich 1782.. Dans ce livre, qui a contribué de manière décisive au développement de l'intéret pour les Alpes, Bourrit relate les excursions qu'il a réalisées dans le Valais, où il fut l'un des premiers à explorer les glaciers.. Peu courant, très recherché". Nel 1° vol. fori di tarlo al marg. interno sup. bianco intaccano 22 cc. e lieve alone marg. su 3 tavv.; nel 2° picc. fori di tarlo al marg. interno bianco inf. su 14 cc, altrim. esempl. ben conservato.

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        Die sieben heiligen Grundsäulen der Ewigkeit und Zeit. In deutlichen Sinnbildern, zum Besten aller Weisheit Suchenden. Nebst dem Brunnen der Weisheit und Erkenntniß der Natur. Den Grundsätzen der wahren Alchemie. Und Vier merkwürdige Briefen eines Adepten [Mutmaßl. Verf.: Antonius a Terra]. Herausgegeben von AdaMah Booz. [VORGEBUNDEN: W. Hutchinson: Der Geist der Maurerey]. Erstausg.

      Leipzig, bey Paul Gotthelf Kummer, 1783.. 132 S., mit zwei Textholzschnitten, 8°, Pappband d. Zt. mit Rückenschild. Wolfstieg IV, 10753: "Selten"; Slg. du Prel 124; Caillet 1180 (gibt irrtümlich 142 S. an). - Über Adam Michael (auch Melchior) Birkholz (1746-1818), Freimaurer u. Arzt in Leipzig, siehe auch Ferguson I, S.108 u. Knopp II, S.222ff. Es fehlt, wie fast immer, die große "Tabelle", weil sie gesondert geliefert wurde (sie ist auch Wolfstieg unbekannt); zu dieser wurde dem Leser auf S.7 empfohlen: "daß sie der Liebhaber zu seinem Gebrauche unter Glas in Rahmen fassen, und in seinem Oratorio u. Laboratorio aufhänge lasse." - VORGEBUNDEN: Der Geist der Maurerey. In moralischen und erläuternden Vorlesungen. Von Wilhelm Hutchinson, Meister der Barnardcastle Loge Konkordia. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. Erstausg. Berlin, bey Christian Ludwig Stahlbaum, 1780, 220 S., 1 Bl., mit gestoch. Titelvignette, einer Textfig. u. gestoch. Taf. Wolfstieg 21609. - Einband leicht bestossen u. berieben; Vorsatzblatt mit kl. Besitzervermerk; "Der Geist der Maurerey" mit vielen Anstreichungen in roter Tinte, dazu auch Marginalien u. Randskizzen mit Bleistift; beide Titel tlw. braunfleckig, sonst ein gutes Expl.

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        STORIA DI MILANO

      Milano, Marelli, 1783-1798. In-8 gr. (mm. 278x216), 2 voll., mz. pelle mod. stile Settecento, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro, pp. XII,519; (4),475; con 1 pianta della città, 6 tavv. di vedute e costumi (anche più volte ripieg.), inc. in rame dal Cagnoni, e 1 tav. genealogica, f.t. Nel 1° vol.: "si narrano le vicende della città incominciando dai più rimoti principj sino alla fine del dominio dei Visconti"; nel 2°: "si descrive lo stato della repubblica milanese, il dominio degli Sforza, e de' successivi sovrani sino ai principj del pontificato di S. Carlo Borromeo". "Edizione originale". Cfr. Cat. Hoepli,967: "L'A. potè pubblicare solamente la prima parte mentre della seconda non giunse che all'anno 1524. Frisi continuò il lavoro e diede alle stampe il secondo tomo nel 1798" - Predari, p. 198 - Gamba,2490 - Brunet,V,1147 - Graesse, VII,287. Solo alc. cc. con lieve uniforme arross. o fiorit., altrimenti esemplare marginoso su carta distinta, ben conservato.

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        DICCIONARIO GEOGRAFICO UNIVERSAL

      - Diccionario geográfico universal, que comprende la descripción de las quatro partes del mundo; y de las naciones, imperios, reynos, repúblicas, Quarta edición, corregida y enmendada .- Madrid, Miguel Escribano, 1783; 3 tomos en 4º menor pasta de época con lomos cuajados de adornos dorados y cortes pintados, 1º, 2 hojas, VIII-474 páginas. 2º, 2 hojas, 425 páginas. 3º, 2 hojas 400 páginas. Palau sólo describe en el nº 72990 la edición de 1794. Buen ejemplar de esta clásica obra atribuida al historiador, economista y politico Antonio Capmany y de Montpalau (Barcelona 1742 - Cádiz 1813.)

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        SAGGIO SOPRA L'ANTICA STORIA DE' PRIMI ABITATORI DELL'ITALIA.

      Società Letteraria 1783 Un volume in 8vo piccolo (11x19 cm) di 254pp - (2).. Fioriture sparse dovute al tipo di carta. Uno strappo alla pagina bianca. Legatura coeva in tutta pergamena (qualche macchia bruna). ?Seconda edizione migliorata e corretta?. La prima edizione era apparsa due anni prima sotto il titolo, un po? diverso, di Saggio della Storia degli antichi popoli d?Italia: il Galanti stesso spiega le modifiche e le importanti aggiunte fatte in questa edizione nell?Avvertimento a p.3. Rosario Romeo, nel suo capitolo ?Dal Genovesi ai patrioti della Repubblica Partenopea?, in ?La Cultura illuministica in Italia?, Eri, 1957, p. 181, spiega: ?Fin dal 'Saggio' si scorge il nucleo iniziale della più matura visione storica e civile del Galanti, che alla felice età dei popoli italici prima della conquista romana vede succedere un?èra di continuo decadimento, che culmina, illuministicamente, nel barbarico Medio Evo, tuttora presente nel caos degli istituti e delle leggi, e nella decadenza dei costumi della società napoletana e meridionale?.

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        Geographie universelle exposee dans les differentes Methodes qui peuvent abreger l etude et faciliter l usage de cette Science Derniere Edition. + Noueveau traite de la sphere expose en differentes methodes .

      Lyon, Le Roy 1783 - GLDr.der Zeit, 346 S., 8° mit 16 gefalt. Kupfer-Karten im Text. Schöner Einband mit- schwarzem Rückenschildchen u. gemusterten Vorsätzen. Mit alter Eigentumunterschrift auf Vorsatz versehen. Exemplar etwas berieben und bestoßen (Oberfläche des Lederbezuges abgeschürft). Kanten u. Ecken beschabt. Karten unbeschädigt u. frisch. Gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Selten. Book Language/s: fr

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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 of Sublimity.

      London: W. Strahan, and T. Cadell; and W. Creech at Edinburgh, 1783 - Quarto (267 × 209 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, flat spine with decorative gilt bands, light brown morocco. Small worm marks to inside of front board, just touching lower blank margin of half-title and tile page, very small paper flaw to leaves Qq 3-4 affecting only a few words of letterpress. A particularly attractive copy. First edition. A lovely copy of an important work: a German edition was published at Gottingen in 1789-90. The poet and philosopher James Beattie (1735 - 1803) was a major figure of the Scottish Enlightenment; his biographer, Roger J. Robinson, describes the Dissertations as Beattie's "best prose work" (ODNB) and draws particular attention to the treatise on the theory of language. ESTC T97900; Jessop p. 99. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        REPERTOIRE UNIVERSEL ET RAISONNE DE JURISPRUDENCE CIVILE, CRIMINELLE, CANONIQUE ET BENEFICIALE. TOMES 3, 4, 6, 13 à 18 et 20 à 28, 33, 40, 42, 52, 56, et 59 à 63.

      J.D. DOREZ 1783 - R260127841: 28 volumes d'environ 500 à 600 pages. Pleins cuir marron. Pièces de titres marrons et vertes. Titres, tomaisons, caissons ornés dorés. Tranches rouges. Manques et frottements sur les plats. Manques sur quelques dos. Mouillures dans le tome 26. Possibilité de vente au volume. In-12 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 0-GENERALITES [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Gezicht van het West-Indisch-huys, op de binnen plaats te zien, tot Amsterdam. - Vue de la maison de la Compagnie des Indes occidentales, à Amsterdam.

      - Amsterdam, Pierre Fouquet junior, 1783.Copperengraving. ca. 37 x 52 cm.* From: Nieuwe atlas van de voornaamste gebouwen en gezigten der stad Amsterdam. - Fine view of the courtyard of the headquarters of the West India Company in Amsterdam.

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        DE L'ELECTRICITE DES VEGETAUX. OUVRAGE DANS LEQUEL ON TRAITE DE L'ELECTRICITE DE L'ATMOSPHERE SUR LES PLANTES, DE SES EFFETS SUR L'ECONOMIE DES VEGETAUX, DE LEURS VERTUS MEDICO ET NUTRITIVO-ELECTRIQUES, & PRINCIPALEMENT DES MOYENS DE PRATIQUE DE L'APPLIQUER UTILEMENT A L'AGRICULTURE, AVEC L'INVENTION D'UN ELECTRO-VEGETIMETRE. AVEC FIGURES EN TAILLE-DOUCE.

      BERNUSET. 1783 - IN-8 (13 X 20 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE XI + 468 + (2) PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN ROUGE, TRANCHES ROUGES. AVEC UN TABLEAU REPLIE EN REGARD DE LA PAGE 436. ILLUSTRE DE 3 PLANCHES REPLIEES GRAVEES SUR CUIVRE PAR L. LEGRAND. EDITION LYONNAISE, PARUE LA MEME ANNEE QUE L'EDITION ORIGINALE PARISIENNE. QUELQUES PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS, DONT PETITS MANQUES DE CUIR A LA COIFFE SUPERIEURE ET AUX COINS, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE RESTANT DANS UN ETAT TOUT A FAIT CONVENABLE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

      Printed for the Author, and Sold by Thomas Payne and Son., 1783, Half Leather, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, First EditionSize: 22cm x 26,5cm, Folding engraved map of SUMATRA - [viii] - 132, 135-375 pages - (1p, blank) - (5p, Index) - (1p, Errata); plate of Rejang, Batta and Lampoon alphabets. Pages 133-134 omitted from pagination, but text and register are continuous. FIRST EDITION - COMPLETE! Early 19th-century half calf, later label on spine. Binding is a little rubbed at the hinges, but still solid. Spotted, more pronounced at beginning and end, a little browning. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST, Livre

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        Pharmacopoea Generalis

      Jean Georges Treuttel, Strasbourg 1783 - First edition. 4º (249 x 190 mm.), two parts in one volume, pp. [xx - preface & bibliography], 218, 372, [xlviii - index, addenda & corrigenda, dedication, etc.]. Fine portrait frontispiece by Guerin dated 1781, headpiece and tailpieces. Contemporary boards, back and corners skilfully renewed, raised bands with morocco lettering-piece, inner hinges reinforced with cloth, red edges. A very good, clean copy. Scarce.

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        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

      London: The Marine Society, 1783. Tall folio, with nine engraved plates, five of them double-page or folding, minor offsetting, small neat library stamps; later half leather on earlier glazed cloth boards, gilt stamp of Inner Temple Library to front board, bookplate of the same Library, above it the original presentation certificate from the Marine Society; a very good copy. Schools and gardens for the service. First edition of a remarkable book: one of about 450 copies prepared for presentation by the Marine Society to influential figures, this copy having been presented to Francis Maseres (1731-1824) the lawyer and mathematician, member of the Royal Society, at one time attorney-general of the Province of Quebec. It later passed into the library of the Inner Temple, the inn of court to which Maseres belonged.Surely the most lavish charity prospectus produced in the eighteenth century, 'at the anniversary meeting of the Marine Society in 1783, Hanway, after the reading of the Proposal's dedication, was thanked "for his great zeal & attention for the public good", and instructed to finish "in the most compleat manner".'The paper was of fine quality, the print was large, the margins wide, and the cost far beyond the Society's expectations. At the General Court's July meeting Hanway was requested to subscribe five guineas for one year as a penalty for his extravagance, and Hanway retorted that in future the Society ought to specify in advance the costs it was willing to accept ... The total cost of printing, binding, and engraving the 1250 copies was approximately ?800, a sum equal at that time to the Society's annuity income for an entire year' (Taylor, Jonas Hanway, founder of the Marine Society, pp. 172-3). In spite of resentment over the cost of the prospectus, however, 'the Society supported Hanway's venture, and in June 1783 about 450 copies of his Proposal were accordingly distributed among privy councillors, lord lieutenants of the counties, important members of parliament, great law officers, admiralty and naval boards, most of the admirals, and some of the more influential of the Society's own governors...'.More copies were ordered to be printed that month for distribution to all the Society's governors and to friends of the Society, but Hanway kept some books in reserve in case Parliament should have need of them' (Taylor p. 175). The scheme put forward by Hanway in the Proposal was eventually 'transmuted by the governors [of the Marine Society] the more modest initiative of establishing a training ship, a plan Hanway initially opposed. The ship was anchored at Greenwich, staffed and ready to receive a first contingent of boys shortly before Hanway died at his home, 23 Red Lion Square, in the early hours of 5 September 1786' (Oxford DNB).The Marine Society and the whole program that it advocates were the work of the one remarkable man, Jonas Hanway, who founded the Society in 1756 and acted as its director for thirty years. Christopher Lloyd has written that 'Hanway must be credited with providing more men for the Navy than any other man in history... Moreover, for twenty-one years he served as a victualling commissioner of the Navy, in which post he supervised experiments in the seaman's diet, with particular attention to foods that might reduce the ravages of scurvy, that great killer of eighteenth-century seamen. In a succession of books and pamphlets he attacked impressment, suggested ways that seaman could be recruited and trained, promoted their welfare, and argued their inestimable value to the British Empire'.Hanway's favourite project was the promotion of training schools for future seamen and in the Proposal he outlined his far-sighted plan on how these could be organised. He suggested that each school, designed to take about a hundred boys each, should be located on 100 to 150 acres of wasteland. There the students would learn to be husbandmen and manufacturers but would also be trained in the theory and practice of seamanship and taught reading and religion. 'The object was to create a kind of working class elite, equally at home on the ship's deck as at the loom or the plough' (Taylor p. 175). The book sets out in some detail how this would be achieved and its contents serve in part as a summary of the naval skills thought desirable to be taught to incoming youngsters in the period just after the Cook voyages.'Hanway's aid to seamen and young Londoners was part of a larger story. Between the beginning of the Seven Years War (1756) and the end of the War of the American Revolution (1783) the charities of London underwent a remarkable transformation. The first war provoked apprehension that the British population was insufficient in size, vigour and training to protect British trade and empire from European competitors, while the second war deprived Britain of a great reservoir of potential seaman, soldiers, and otherwise productive lands. Both wars led to intensified concern for the British poor, considered as a national resource. Assisting the poor multiply and pursue useful employments was not only good for the soul, it was patriotic and prudent. Never had Charity been in better accord with her selfish sisters, the Nation and Property' (Taylor p. xii).

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        Seated Young Man.

      1783. 1783 - Woodcut print after Michelangelo. Three color blocks: tan, medium brown, dark brown. 198 x 154 mm. Initialed and dated.

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        Catalogue des Livres en très petit Nombre qui composent la Bibliotheque de M. Mérard de S. Just, Ancien Maître-d'Hôtel de Monsieur, frere du Roi

      4 p.l., 164, 5 pp. 12mo, mid 19th-cent. half dark blue straight-grained morocco (short crack at foot of upper joint), bound by Antoine Bauzonnet for the Comte de La Bédoyère, uncut. Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Didot l'Ainé, 1783. Limited to 25 copies only, finely printed by Didot on Annonay paper; this is one of the rarest and oddest of all private library catalogues. Mérard (1749-1812), man of letters, was born into a family of great wealth and, for a number of years, was in charge of the residence of the future Louis XIII. After retiring from his public duties in 1782, he concentrated on his growing collection of books and on commissioning editions printed in severely limited numbers. Guigard wrote (Vol. II, p. 351): "Sans l'amour des livres, Mérard de Saint-Just serait complètement oublié." There is much truth in this but the catalogue is a fascinating and rare document which keeps Mérard's name alive in the world of bibliophily. The catalogue is an odd combination of books which were present in his library, books no longer in his library, and books which he desired for his library (including some books which could be imaginary; see below). His collection was not large but fine. Mérard did not have the taste for editio princeps (except for Aldines) but preferred the best editions with careful editing. The catalogue describes 513 items, each with details regarding binding and prices paid. In the Preface, which alone would justify reprinting for his extraordinary views on book collectors, and in his concluding remarks on pp. 161-163, he sets out his main interests, foremost among them fine bindings, listing eight binders whose works he had acquired or himself commissioned: Padeloup, Laferté, Derome le Jeune, Chamean, Chaumont, Roger Payne and Baumgarten. He enumerates sixteen sales at which he acquired books, including those of the Pompadour, Boze, Gaignat, Gouttard, Mac Carthy Reagh, and 'Mylord Keri' (i.e. Ker, Duke of Roxburghe) collections. His catalogue is the first in which the binders of the books, whenever known, are mentioned. Mérard has been accused of including in his catalogue the description of books which never existed or which he never owned, but Escoffier convincingly defends him against that charge, though Barbier shows that six of his own works, described as printed editions, were, in fact, in MS. Mérard suffered two major losses from his library which he recounts in this catalogue. During an absence, the pipes in the kitchen leaked, causing serious water damage to the library room below, irreparably destroying 200 of his most precious books. Then, on the 12th of December 1782, the English navy seized a French boat which was carrying 1000 books of Mérard's -- considered by Guigard to be the cream of his collection -- which he had sent to a friend in America (why he had sent them he never explained). These volumes were never recovered. A very fine copy. This copy has the five extra pages at end (often missing) which contain a description of one of the books in the catalogue, the Des Pierres Précieuses of Dutens. This was the first book printed by Didot l'ainé. In addition, completely unrecorded, are the first two leaves in this copy: a half title and title of "Oeuvres," with the date 1782, probably for a reprint of all his writings which was never executed, and to which the "Catalogue" might have served as introduction. With the bookplates of Comte Noël-François-Henri Huchet de La Bédoyère, Jean Furstenberg, and an unidentified engraving of a donkey. ❧ Brunet, III, 1643. Guigard, II, pp. 351-52. Houghton Library, Bibliotheca Chimaerica (1962), p. 7. Peignot, p. 113-"assez recherché à cause de sa rareté." Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 92. .

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        The art of painting / of Charles Alphonse Du Fresnoy. Translated into English verse by William Mason, with annotations by Sir Joshua Reynolds. [ De arte graphica. English & Latin ]

      York : J. Dodsley [etc.], 1783, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionCopy of the noted portrait painter Sir George Hayter with his gift bookplate to his daughter, Angela. Hayter's own father's manuscript gift inscription to him also present. Sketches and pen annotation from both George Jnr. & Snr. throughout the Epistle. Unique. Contemporary aniline calf over marble boards. Professionally and period-sympathetically recased with raised bands and the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 213 pages; Physical desc.: xix, [1] leaf, 214 p. : tables ; 27 cm. Contents: Epistle, to Joshua Reynolds. Preface. - The life of Mons. Du Fresnoy. - The art of painting, with the original text subjoined. - Notes on the art painting. - A table of the rules contained in the foregoing poem. - Appendix: the sentiments of Charles Alphonse Du Fresnoy, on the works of the principal and best painters of the two last ages ; epistle of Mr. Pope to Mr. Jervas ; a chronological list of painters from the revival of the art to the beginning of the present century. Subject: Painting - Handbooks, manuals, etc - Early works to 1800. Painters - Biography - Early works to 1800. Painting - Philosophy.Aesthetics, French - 18th century.

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        Traité des assurances et des contrats a la grosse.

      Jean Mossy, Marseille 1783 - 2 vols. In-4to. (25 cm) de [8], XVI, 686; [4], 680, [4] pp. Encs. Encadernações em inteira de carneira, coevas, restauradas. Ferros a ouro na lombada. Bom exemplar da edição original do principal tratado de direito marítimo do século XVIII. Obra de referência para o estudo da marinha comercial entre a Europa e as colónias americanas, foi traduzida para inglês, espanhol e italiano. Raro.

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        The Tragedies. . . Translated [by Robert Potter]

      London: J. Dodsley, 1781-1783 - FIRST COLLECTED EDITION IN ENGLISH, containing all but one (Cyclops) of the extant plays. 2 vols., 4to. Engraved frontispiece (foxed) in Volume I. Contemporary calf, rebacked retaining original backstrips, some wear to extremities, volume 1 front cover detached; endpapers renewed; dampstain in gutter of Volume 1 preliminaries. Hoffman II, 89 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        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

      The Marine Society, London 1783 - Tall folio, with nine engraved plates, five of them double-page or folding, minor offsetting, small neat library stamps; later half leather on earlier glazed cloth boards, gilt stamp of Inner Temple Library to front board, bookplate of the same Library, above it the original presentation certificate from the Marine Society; a very good copy. Schools and gardens for the service. First edition of a remarkable book: one of about 450 copies prepared for presentation by the Marine Society to influential figures, this copy having been presented to Francis Maseres (1731-1824) the lawyer and mathematician, member of the Royal Society, at one time attorney-general of the Province of Quebec. It later passed into the library of the Inner Temple, the inn of court to which Maseres belonged. Surely the most lavish charity prospectus produced in the eighteenth century, 'at the anniversary meeting of the Marine Society in 1783, Hanway, after the reading of the Proposal's dedication, was thanked "for his great zeal & attention for the public good", and instructed to finish "in the most compleat manner". 'The paper was of fine quality, the print was large, the margins wide, and the cost far beyond the Society's expectations. At the General Court's July meeting Hanway was requested to subscribe five guineas for one year as a penalty for his extravagance, and Hanway retorted that in future the Society ought to specify in advance the costs it was willing to accept ? The total cost of printing, binding, and engraving the 1250 copies was approximately ?800, a sum equal at that time to the Society's annuity income for an entire year' (Taylor, Jonas Hanway, founder of the Marine Society, pp. 172-3). In spite of resentment over the cost of the prospectus, however, 'the Society supported Hanway's venture, and in June 1783 about 450 copies of his Proposal were accordingly distributed among privy councillors, lord lieutenants of the counties, important members of parliament, great law officers, admiralty and naval boards, most of the admirals, and some of the more influential of the Society's own governors?'.More copies were ordered to be printed that month for distribution to all the Society's governors and to friends of the Society, but Hanway kept some books in reserve in case Parliament should have need of them' (Taylor p. 175). The scheme put forward by Hanway in the Proposal was eventually 'transmuted by the governors [of the Marine Society] the more modest initiative of establishing a training ship, a plan Hanway initially opposed. The ship was anchored at Greenwich, staffed and ready to receive a first contingent of boys shortly before Hanway died at his home, 23 Red Lion Square, in the early hours of 5 September 1786' (Oxford DNB). The Marine Society and the whole program that it advocates were the work of the one remarkable man, Jonas Hanway, who founded the Society in 1756 and acted as its director for thirty years. Christopher Lloyd has written that 'Hanway must be credited with providing more men for the Navy than any other man in history? Moreover, for twenty-one years he served as a victualling commissioner of the Navy, in which post he supervised experiments in the seaman's diet, with particular attention to foods that might reduce the ravages of scurvy, that great killer of eighteenth-century seamen. In a succession of books and pamphlets he attacked impressment, suggested ways that seaman could be recruited and trained, promoted their welfare, and argued their inestimable value to the British Empire'. Hanway's favourite project was the promotion of training schools for future seamen and in the Proposal he outlined his far-sighted plan on how these could be organised. He suggested that each school, designed to take about a hundred boys each, should be located on 100 to 150 acres of wasteland. There the students would learn to be husbandmen and manufacturers but would also be trained in the theory and practice of seamanship and taught read [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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