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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.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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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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        Grundsätze zur Bildung künftiger Volkslehrer, Prediger, Katecheten, und Pädagogen entworfen.

      Erlangen, Johann Jakob Palm 1783 - Erste Ausgabe. ADB XXXIII, 647 ff. - Georg Friedrich Seiler (1733-1807) lehrte an der Universität Erlangen Philosophie und Theologie, war zuvor u.a. Erzieher junger Adeliger auch in Tübingen. - Schönes sauberes Exemplar in einem besonders dekorativem und goldverzierten zeitgenössischen Ledereinband XXII, 332 Seiten, Titel- u. Schlußvignette u. einigen Kopfvignetten Marmoriertes Leder der Zeit auf 5 Bünden mit reicher Rückenvergoldung u. goldgepr. Rückenschild, floraler Buntpapiervorsatz, Rotschnitt, 8° [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dissertations Moral and Critical

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1783. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary calf recently re-spined with endpapers refreshed. Wear at edges, heavy wear at corners, but sound and attractive overall; old monogram to half title. Scattered foxing, mostly to early pages, faint dampstain in the gutter to a few pages else a clean, wide margined copy. x, (vi), 655pp.& & Though a poet early on, Dissertations is Beattie's most lasting work - the sections entitled on The Theory of Language and On Fable and Romance were especially influential. Size: Quarto (4to). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Philosophy; Inventory No: 045193.

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        Genealogia dell'antica, e nobile famiglia de' signori conti Rustichelli già fiorentina, ora veneziana

      per Gaet. Cambiagi,, In Firenze, 1783 - Cm. 20, pp. viii (2) 304. Con due tavole genealogiche ripiegate fuori testo (di cui una di dimensioni davvero notevoli). Al frontespizio emblema dell'Accademia della Crusca e motto: Il piu bel fior ne coglie ed uno stemma della famiglia inciso in rame nel testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Tagli colorati e sguardie in carta dipinta. Esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, elegantemente stampato su carta forte. Timbri e firma di possesso di biblioteca araldica privata. Opera assai rara, una sola copia censita in Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres choisies de l'Abb? Pr?vost, avec figures. 39 Volumes (Complet AVEC toutes les figures)

      Amsterdam, et se trouve ? Paris, Rue et H?tel Serpente., 1783, Cuir, Book Condition: Tr?s Bonne ConditionSize: 21cm x 13cm, 1783 - 1785. 39 Volumes. 1 Frontispiece (Abb? Pr?vost) et 78 figures. Reliure plein cuir d'?poque avec pi?ces de tomaison et dorures au dos et sur les plats. Mors l?g?rement frott?s sur certains livres, l?g?re usure sur les coins et les coiffes. Tranches et pages de garde marbr?es. Pages int?rieures en tr?s bonne condition, propres et solides. TOUT LES VOLUMES ONT LA PAGE DE FAUX TITRE SUIVI DE LA PAGE TITRE. Tomes I, II & III: "M?moires et Aventures d'un Homme de Qualit? qui s'est retir? du Monde... suivis de Manon Lescaut."; Frontispiece - 444 pages, 2 figures; 437 pages, 2 figures; 483 pages, 2 figures & 1 figure additionnelle coll?e sur une feuille blanche entre les pages 476 et 477. // Tomes IV, V, VI & VII: "Le Philosophe Anglois; Histoire de Cleveland, Fils Naturel de Cromwell,..."; 494 pages, 2 figures; 594 pages, 2 figures; 572 pages, 2 figures; 467 pages, 2 figures. // Tomes VIII, IX & X: "Le Doyen de Killerine, Histoire Morale, compos?e sur les M?moires d'une illustre famille d'Irlande..."; [xvi] - 446 pages, 2 figures; 414 pages, 2 figures; 440 pages, 2 figures. // Tome XI: "Histoire d'une Grecque Moderne"; [iv] - 373 pages, 2 figures. // Tome XII: "Campagnes Philosophiques, ou M?moires de M. de Montcal, Aide-de-Camp du Mal de Schomberg; contenans l'Histoire de la Guerre d'Irlande"; [viii] - 603 pages, 2 figures. // Tome XIII: "Histoire de la Jeunesse du Commandeur de ***, ou M?moires pour servir ? l'Histoire de Malte"; 400 pages, 2 figures. // Tome XIV: "Histoire de Marguerite d'Anjou, Reine d'Angleterre"; [xxiv] - 576 pages, 2 figures. // Tome XV: "Voyages du Capitaine Robert Lade, en diff?rentes parties de l'Afrique, de l'Asie et de l'Am?rique; contenant l'histoire de sa fortune ..."; [xvi] - 591 pages, 2 figures. // Tome XVI: "Histoire de Guillaume le Conqu?rant, Duc de Normandie et Roi d'Angleterre"; [xxxii] - 663 pages, 2 figures. // Tomes XVII & XVIII: "Pamela, ou la Vertu R?compens?e"; [xxiv] - 552 pages, 2 figures; 553 pages, 2 figures. // Tomes XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII & XXIV: "Lettres Anglaises, ou Histoire de Miss Clarisse Harlove. Augment?s de l'?loge de Richardson, des Lettres Posthumes & du Testament de Clarisse"; 472 pages, 2 figures; 574 pages, 2 figures; 547 pages, 2 figures; 536 pages, 2 figures; 564 pages, 2 figures; 674 pages, 2 figures. // Tomes XXV, XXVI, XXVII & XXVIII: "Nouvelles Lettres Anglaises, ou Histoire du Chevalier Grandisson, Augment?e de huit Lettres..."; [xvi] - 484 pages, 2 figures; 459 pages, 2 figures; 426 pages, 3 figures; 456 pages, 1 figure. // Tome XXIX: "Le Monde Moral, ou M?moires pour servir ? l'Histoire du Coeur Humain"; [viii] - 631 pages, 2 figures. // Tomes XXX, XXXI & XXXII: "M?moires pour Servir ? l'Histoire de la Vertu, Extraits du Journal d'une Jeune Dame"; [xvi] - 419 pages, 2 figures; 441 pages, 2 figures; 539 pages, 2 figures. // Tome XXXIII: "M?moires d'un Honn?te Homme [suivi de] Tout pour l'Amour, et le Monde bien perdu, ou la Mort d'Antoine et de Cl?opatre"; [xvi] - 244 pages - 199 pages, 2 figures. // Tome XXXIV: "Almoran et Hamet, Anecdote Orientale, publi?e pour l'Instruction d'un jeune monarque [suivi de] Lettres de Mentor ? un jeune Seigneur"; 182 pages - [l] - 188 pages - (1p -Table des lettres), 2 figures. // Tome XXXV: "Contes, Aventures et Faits Singuliers, &c."; 600 pages, 2 figures. // Tomes XXXVI, XXXVII, XXXVIII & XXXIX: "Histoire de Cic?ron, Tir?e de ses ?crits et des monumens de son si?cle. Avec les preuves & des Eclaircissemens."; [cxi] - (1p) - 326 pages, 2 figures; 449 pages, 2 figures; 498 pages, 2 figures; 442 pages, 2 figures. PHOTOS DISPONIBLES SUR DEMANDE, Livre

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        Letter with autograph signature.

      Vienna, 14. VIII. 1783. - Folio. 1 p. Together with two other signatures, one of them from Johann Bernhard Ritter von Zenker (um 1720-1785). To Prince Carl Joseph II. de Palm (1749-1814), regarding payment for Palm's patent of nobility. - Slightly browned due to paper and somewhat dusty and browned as well as some smaller defects to edges.

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        Exercitationes academicae. 2 Teile in 1 Bd.

      . Leiden, Luchtmans & Eyk, Vygh, 1783/85, 4°, (6), 150, (2); (4), 16, (2) pp., 15 z.T. doppelblattgroße Kupferstichtafeln, Halbpergamenteinband im St.d.Zt.; trotz des im unteren Drittel befindlichen zarten Wasserrandes ein feines Exemplar.. Erste Ausgabe seiner Vorlesungen zur Anatomie und Pathologie des Schädels! - Eduard Sandifort (1742-1814), Professsor der Anatomie und Chirurgie in Leiden. Sandifort, "der obwohl der Methode des B.S. Albinus folgend, stets den Zusammenhang zwischen Anatomie und Medcin vor Augen hatte und sich deshalb nicht allein der beschreibenden, sondern auch der pathologischen Anatomie zuwandte und dies auf solch' vortrefflcihe Weise, das Cruveilhier ihn, und mit Recht, den Vater der pathologischen Iconographie genannt hat. Er muss daher als eine Zierde der Lydener Universität . anerkannt werden." C.E.Daniels - Die hervorragend gestochenen Tafeln, wurden teilweise in sein "Museum anatomicum." von 1793 übernommen. - - First Edition - The focus of these rare volumes is the anatomy and pathology of the cranium. Sandifort succeeded Albinus chair of anatomy and surgery at Leyden. "Like Albinus he directed his efforts to the development and perfection of anatomical drawing." Choulant 312-313, citing this work. "Sandifort ranks almost with Morgagni in the breadth of his observations in pathological anatomy. Cruveilhier called him 'the father of iconography in pathology.' - "The plates show human skulls. Sandifort made a special study of craniology and can be considered as one of the most important representatives of the study of scientific anatomy of his time" Dawson - - Long, "History of Pathology," 2nd ed., p. 72; Blake 4000; Dawson 5941; C.E.Daniels, Hirsch V, pp.169-170

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        The Works of Laurence Sterne ... with a Life of the Author, Written by Himself [Complete in 10 Volumes]

      London : Printed For W. Strahan ... [And 10 Others], 1783, Hardback, First EditionFull contemporary aniline calf; contrasting black and wine morocco title and volume labels. Elaborately gilt-tooled spines. Bands and panel edges worn and dust-dulled as with age, some hinges starting. An uncommonly good set overall. ; 0 pages; Portraits and plates after [? ] Hogarth. 19cm. Contents: (from t. P. ) Containing, I. The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gent. -- II. A sentimental journey through France and Italy -- III. Sermons -- IV. Letters.

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        Calendarium Medicum, ad usum saluberrimae facultatis ; Exhibens Doctorum actu Regentium aliorumque nomina, Necrologium, res in gremio Facultatis gestas per annum Academicum proximè elapsum, aliasque ad Medicina historiam spectantes

      Typis Quillau, Universitatis & Facultatis Medicinae Typographi 1783 In - 16 (117 x 64 mm), 144 pp., maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné, pièce de maroquin vert, triple filet en encadrement sur les plats, dentelle sur les coupes, tranches dorées (reliure d'époque). Bel exemplaire (menus défauts aux coins, légères rousseurs). / / 16o (117 x 64 mm), 144 pp., red morocco, smooth spine tooled in gilt, green morocco label, triple fillet border on covers, dentelle on turn - ins, gilt edges (contemporary binding). Nice copy (minor defects on corners, light foxings).

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

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

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        De l'électricité des végétaux.

      Ouvrage dans lequel on traite de l'électricité de l'atmosphère sur les plantes, de ses effects sur l'économie des végétaux, de leurs vertus médico et nutritivo-électriques, et principalement des moyens de pratique de l'appliquer utilement à l'agriculture, avec l'invention d'un électro-végétometre. Paris, P.F. Didot Jeune, 1783. 8vo. pp. xvi, 468, (2), with 3 folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spine richly gilt. Pritzel 719. "He is particularly well known for his work in physics, especially in electricity. He played the same role in the south of France that Abbé Nollet played in Paris; that is, he contributed greatly to the development of research in electricity - as much by work and personal experience as by his lectures. 'De l'électricité des végétaux' deals with the application of the electricity to the growth of plants; for this Bertholon used an electrovegetometer of his own invention" (D.S.B. II, p. 82-83). With the bookplate of George Follini, professeur de philosophie.

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