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

      1783-1799, Paris and Mecca 1783 - Together 6 volumes: an excellent, complete copy in contemporary French red morocco, all edges gilt (minor wear to binding extremities, spines a little darkened) AN IMPORTANT WORK, printed on Fine Paper and beautifully bound. These volumes include all of Savary's travels, to both Egypt and Greece, plus his very important translation of the Koran into French, with a biography of Mohamed; the entire set is beautifully bound. Claude-Etienne Savary (1750-1788) was an orientalist, pioneer of Egyptology and translator of Koran. In 1776 he departed for Egypt, and after having remained successively in Alexandria and Cairo, he explored (for nearly two years) several islands of Greece and the Archipelago, in particular those of Rhodes. Savary provided many details concerning the daily life of the population. A fluent speaker of Arabic, Savary's sensitive and vibrant account is a contrast striking with the austere description by Volney which appeared two years later. Savary's was THE FIRST LITERARY VOYAGE IN EGYPT, undertaken long time before Chateaubriand, Lamartine or Flaubert. * CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION: Lettres sur l'EGYPTE; Ou l'on offre le parallele des miurs anciennes et modernes de ses habitans, ou l'on decrit l'etat, le commerce, l'agriculture, le gouvernement et la religion du pays, la descente de S. Louis a Damiette, tiree de Joinville et des auteurs arabes, et l'histoire interessante d'Ali Bey et de ses successeurs. Paris: Bleuet jeune, Paris An VII (1798). 8vo. THREE VOLUMES. 2 ff., xvi, 398 pp.; 2 ff., 291 pp., 2 ff.; 330 pp., 1 f. PRINTED ON FINE PAPER. "Nouvelle edition," revised and corrected. The learned description of Egypt (ancient and contemporary) by Claude Savary, which is notable for its extensive quotations of scarce and almost unknown Arabian writers. Illustrated with four folding, engraved plates: three maps, and one plan of the interior of the Great Pyramid. Savary travelled to Egypt from 1776 to 1779, and spoke Arabic. The first two volumes constitute the particulars of the voyage; the third is devoted to his study of the Egyptian religion and mythology, and is based on Arabian texts. WITH: Lettres sur la GRECE pour servir de suite a celles de l'Egypte. Paris, Bleuet jeune, An VII (1798). 8vo. 2 ff., 382 pp. PRINTED ON FINE PAPER. Bound with: Les Amours d'Anas-Eloujoud et Ouardi. Conte traduit de l'arabe par Claude Savary. Ouvrage posthume. Paris, Bluet, 1799. 8vo. 2 ff., 58 pp., 1 f. PRINTED ON FINE PAPER. * Savary left Egypt in September 1779 to continue his travels in Greece and Asia Minor, where he spent nearly two years. His letters on Greece are descriptive of the places and inhabitants, especially the Dodecanese. This is a beautifully printed account of Savary's voyage to Alexandria, relating especially to the island of Rhodes, and Crete, decorated with a folding map and folding plate. Weber 584. Atabey 1092; Blackmer 1493 (first edition). * WITH: [Claude Savary, translator]. LE CORAN, traduit de l'Arabe, accompagne de notes, et precede d'un abrege de la VIE DE MAHOMET. A la Mecque, l'an de l'Hegire 1165 [i.e. Paris 1783]. THREE WORKS IN TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. xvi, 230 pp., 269, [1] pp.; [4], 464, [4] pp. Some minor foxing. * First edition of this important, and highly enlightened translation, the second attempt to translate the Koran into French. According to Norman Daniel, this would have certainly been in the luggage of Napoleon when he went to Egypt (see: Daniel, "Islam and the West," p. 313). Savary is usually accredited with having introduced the word Koran (instead of Al Coran) as the standard (see his note 1 in the Preface). He prepared his translation in Egypt where he stayed from 1776 to 1779. In his opinion one could not separate the Koran from its surroundings, thus living in an Muslim environment would benefit his translation. Savary not only, as Daniel phrases it, "humanises and romanticises the old familiar way of looking at the Prophet" (p. 313), he also furthered and qualified the research [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Contes théologiques, suivis des Litanies des catholiques du dix-huitième siècle, et de Poésies érotico-philosophiques, ou Recueil presque édifiant.

      De l'imprimerie de la Sorbone 1783 - - De l'imprimerie de la Sorbone, A Paris 1783, In 8 (13x21cm), 303pp., relié. - Edition originale, assez rare. Plein Veau blond Début XXe, beau pastiche d'une reliure d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Triple filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. Dentelle intérieure et roulette sur les coupes. Papier de garde XVIIIe conservé. La marge basse de la page de titre, manquante (on a ôté le nom du propriétaire), a été comblée d'un papier moderne. Un trou en marge basse droite sur les p. 301 et 302. Une amusante annotation ancienne (probablement du XVIIIè) à l'encre dans la marge inférieure de l'avertissement de l'éditeur : "foutu sot". Recueil de poésies satiriques et érotiques que l'on doit à un certain Busca (certaines pièces sont de lui), lequel, selon Barbier (Dict. des ouvrages anonymes) est le futur général Pommereul, au service de Bonaparte. Nombreuses des poésies sont signées Boufflers, Voltaire. L'ouvrage est divisé en trois parties, ainsi que l'annonce le titre. On y compte plusieurs chansons. A noter que les contes théologiques ne le sont que parce qu'ils mettent en scène des moines et autres personnages de l'église. Les litanies des catholiques sont des chansons plus qu'irrévérencieuses (litanies de sainte geneviève.) qui traitent avec une légèreté poussée des saints de l'église. Les amateurs de curiosa apprécieront les licences réellement outrées et plutôt incroyables de ce recueil qui présentent de nombreuses pièces inédites. 303pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Histoire des animaux d'aristote.

      Chez la veuve Desaint 1783 - - Chez la veuve Desaint, A Paris 1783, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 4 (20x26cm), 758pp. et 850pp., 2 Vol. reliés. - Edition originale de la traduction française de Camus avec le texte en grec en regard. Plein Veau d'époque marbré. Dos lisse orné de deux caissons à la Grotesque et de deux fers, filets et roulettes. Pièces de titres en maroquin rouge et de tomaisons en maroquin noir. Coiffe du tome I élimée. Frottements. La traduction de Camus est tout à fait estimée, elle ne concerne que le premier volume, tandis que le second rassemble les notes et observations de Camus quant à l'histoire naturelle moderne. Il établit en outre l'importance de l'oeuvre d'Aristote et son influence sur la bibliographie d'histoire naturelle. On trouve une intéressante table permettant de repérer les animaux dans Aristote, en grec, latin et français. Cette seconde partie est fort érudite et contient de nombreux renvois à d'autres ouvrages, elle décrit in situ chaque animal que l'on trouve dans le traité d'Aristote. 758pp. et 850pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        The Antiquities of England and Wales. 8 volume set

      Hooper & Wigstead 1783-87, London - 1562pp+ plates and maps. 634 plates and 54 hand coloured maps and part of coloured folding map. Includes supplement volume. Covers rubbed with some edge wear. Backstrips rubbed. Upper boards of volumes 2 and 8 partly cracked but holding. Some intermittent browning, light foxing and offsetting. Folding map [volume 7] loose and in parts. Overall contents tight and VG. Heraldic bookplate on paste-downs of Arthur V.H. Vaughan-Lee 'Fortiter Sed Suaviter' Half-leather cover. Marbled boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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 - 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. Copy 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. 1 Kg. 213 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Caii Plinii Secundi Historiae Naturalis Libri XXXVII. Ex Recensione Joannis Harduini, praemittitur notitia literaria accedit index Studiis Societatis Bipontinae.

      ex typographia societatis, Biponti 1783 - Collezione Classici Latini. 5 Volumi in 8°(20 x 13) Pagine XLVIII /424-392-436-423-446 Bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone con filetti e titoli dorati, bella incisione su ciascuno dei 5 frontespizi a firma Weis. Qualche segno del tempo ma è opera buona. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Il Barbiere di Siviglia ovvero la precauzione inutile. Dramma giocoso per musica da rappresentarsi nel Real Teatro di Caserta per divertimento delle MM. LL.

      1783 - In Napoli per Vincenzo Flauto, 1783. La musica è del Signor Giovanni Paisiello, diretta dal Signor D. Pasquale Cafaro, maestro di cappella di Camera delle MM. LL., e primo Maestro della Real Cappella. Il concerto è del Signor D. Giambattista Lorenzi, Direttore per la comica del Real Teatrino di camera delle suddette MM. LL. . Inventore, ed architetto delle scene il Sig. Domenico Chelli. Figaro, barbiere in Siviglia, il Signor Giovanni Morelli; Il Conte di Almaviva, grande di Spagna. il Sig. Domenico Mombelli; Rosina, orfana e pupilla di Bartolo, amante di Lindoro, La Sig.ra Celeste Coltellini. In 8vo (cm. 21); cartoncino con bella carta goffrata dorata (anche i contropiatti ma con mancanze); pp. 69, (1). PRIMA rappresentazione in Italia. La prima rappresentazione assoluta ebbe luogo il 15 settembre 1782 al Teatro dellÕErmitage presso la corte imperiale russa di Caterina la Grande. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DELLA CAPITALE DE' TUSCANIENSI, e del suo Vescovado. Si vendica la città di Viterbo da quanto usurpa, ed oppone il libro intitolato: "Memorie istoriche della città Tuscania, che ora volgarmente dicesi Toscanella, pubblicate nel 1778". Opera dedicata alla Santità di N. S. Papa Pio VI.

      Seminario,, Montefiascone, 1783 - gr. vol. in-4, pp. XX, (2), 464, 8, leg. m. perg., cart. dec. ai piatti, fregi e tass. oro al d. Con 2 tavv. in rame rip. al fine: il territorio tra il Tevere e Tarquinia, e la pianta della città. Il nome dell'A. si evince dalla dedicatoria. Belliss. esempl. [474]

      [Bookseller: SCRIPTORIUM Studio Bibliografico]
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        Histoire de Marguerite de Valois Reine de Navarre (6 Tomes - Complet)

      De l'Imprimerie de Didot l'Aîné 1783 - 6 vol. in-12 reliure romantique plein veau glacé marron, dos à 4 nerfs dorés orné (estampé à froid), encadrements estampés à froid sur plats, coupes ornées, tranches marbrées, coll. Romans historiques, XVIe siècle, De l'Imprimerie de Didot l'Aîné, Paris, 1783, Tome I : 366 pp. ; Tome II : 2 ff. n. ch., 365 pp. ; Tome III : 2 ff. n. ch., 351 pp. ; Tome IV : 2 ff. n. ch., 372 pp. ; Tome V : Notice sur les Personnages de l'Histoire de la Reine de Navarre : 295 pp. ; Tome VI : Notice sur la Vie de François Ier - Remarques et Eclaircissements pour rétablir la vérité des événements de l'Histoire de la Reine de Navarre : 211 pp. avec une planche dépliante (arbre généalogique) Rare exemplaire bien complet de l'édition Didot du roman historique de Mlle de La Force, consacré à Marguerite d'Angoulême. Intéressant exemplaire (qq. mq. à la reliure en plats et mors, lég. frott. par ailleurs, belle fraîcheur intérieure). Brunet, III, 763 Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Établissemens et du Commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. En dix volumes. / In 10 Bänden. Aus der Fürst Moritz Liechtensteinischen Bibliothek (Wappen-Exlibris in jedem Band). Mit 10 Titelkupfern und insgesamt 25 ausklappbaren Tafeln.

      Chez les Libraires associés., Neuchatel/Geneve, 1783 - X/416, VIII/331, VIII/345, VIII/327, VIII/346, VII/335, VII/328, VIII/364, IV/369, 430 pages. Sprache: fr Reliures en demi-veau. / Halblederbände mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung, Lederecken und rotgesprenkeltem Ganzschnitt. (Kanten berieben. Bezug unterschiedlich beschabt, partiell auch abgeschabt. Insgesamt gering bestossen. Band 5 mit kleinem Fehlstück an Deckellängskante. Band 8 mit 2cm-Frassstelle im Rücken. Innen kaum fleckig). - Autrement en bon état. / Ansonsten gut erhaltene, ordentliche Exemplare in fester Bindung und ohne Eintragungen.

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        Troisième voyage de Cook, ou Journal d'une expédition faite dans la Mer Pacifique du Sud & du Nord en 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, & 1780. Traduit de l'anglois. Seconde édition.

      - Paris, Belin, 1783. In-8, (4)-376 pp., reliure d'époque plein veau marbré, dos orné (bords frottés, épidermure au plat sup., coiffe supérieure arasée). Etiquette imprimée de libraire sur la garde supérieure : "Se vend à Bordeaux, chez Chappuis freres, Libraires, Jurés à l'Université, Place Royale, à l'entrée de la Bourse". Complet du fronstipice dépliant qui représente la mort de Cook en février 1779. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. Langue : Français

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        Proverbes dramatiques. Deuxième édition

      A Versailles, chez Poinsot et à Paris chez Mérigot, Nyon, La Porte, Belin, De Saine Versaille et Paris - A Versailles, chez Poinsot et à Paris chez Mérigot, Nyon, La Porte, Belin, De Saine Versaille et Paris, 1783, 8 volumes in-8 pleine basane racinée, dos rond très ornés de fers dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, tranches rouges. Reliure de l'époque. 1f.-359pp. / 1f.-365pp. / 1f.-312pp. / 1f.-320pp. / 1f.-316pp. / 1f.-334pp. / 1f.-324pp. / 1f.-368pp.-1f. Les tomes 7 et 8 sont en première édition à l'adresse d'Amsterdam et Paris, chez Esprit, 1781. Les six premiers volumes ont initialement été publiés en 1774. Très bon exemplaire de ce théâtre sans prétention autre que celle de distraire agréablement la cour. Une première série de proverbes avait été publiée en 1768-1771.

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        Narrative of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Clinton, K. B. Relative to His Conduct During Part of His Command of the King's Troops in North America; Particularly to that Which Respects the Unfortunate Issue of the Campaign in 1781. With an Appendix Containing Copies and Extracts of those Parts of His Correspondence with Lord George Germain, Earl Cornwallis, Rear Admiral Graves, &c. .

      J. Debrett, London 1783 - Four items, Octavo. . With errata leaf. This is a series of pamphlets issued during the Clinton-Cornwallis controversy which was, in turn, fuelled by Clinton's certainty that the Commissioners had always favoured Cornwallis, and that it was Cornwallis' ineptitude and opinions that led to the catastrophic termination of the above-mentioned accusations. The question of leadership of the British troops during the Revolution, and the competition between Cornwallis and Clinton, led to its own "war" of correspondence between the two men.2.) An Answer To That Part Of the Narrative of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Clinton, K.B. Which Related to the Conduct of Lieutenant-General Earl Cornwallis During the Campaign in North-Amerca, in the Year 1781. Together with: A Reply To Sir Henry Clinton's Narrative Wherein His Numerous Errors Are Pointed Out and the Conduct of Lord Cornwallis Fully Vindicated from All Aspersions . London: J. Debrett, 1783. First edition with the errata leaf and folding leaves. Two volumes bound in one. Octavo, expertly rebacked, three-quarter brown calf over marbled boards, red gilt lettered spine label, preserving original endpapers. Slight rubbing of edges and corners, very light fading at gutter of title leaf, bookplate of Geo. Drummond on front pastedown, very slight foxing on title page, else fine.The two works were written as a response to Sir Henry Clinton's claim that Cornwallis was in the main responsible for the disastrous campaign that ended in defeat at Yorktown with the final loss of the American colonies. "Cornwallis' acrimonious answer" and reply consists in large part of the correspondence between Lieutenant-General Clinton, Lord George Germain and Lieutenant-General Cornwallis and intercepted letters from Genral George Washington. In all, a fine account of the events that led up to the final victory in America's war for independence.3.) A Letter from Lieut. Gen. Sir Henry Clinton, K.B. to the Commissioners of Public Accounts, Relative to Some Observations in their Seventh Report, Which May Be Judged to Imply Censure on the late Commanders in Chief of His Majesty's Army in North America. London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1784. Octavo, four signatures sewn by cotton thread. Outer leaves browned, else fine.4.) HYMA, Albert. Sir Henry Clinton and the American Revolution. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1957. Octavo, blue printed wrappers. Spine browned, else fine. [Gephart 6698. HowesC494, C496, C781, C783. Sabin 13750, 16811, 16814] Spine ends a little worn, slight rubbing to edges, interior fine. Bound without the half title three-quarter burgundy calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered spine, marbled endpapers [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manual de Parrocos Para Administrar Los Santos Sacramentos, y Las Demas Sagradas Funciones de su Ministerio.En La Segunda Impresion.

      Mexico Imprenta del Colegio Real de San Ignacio de la Puebla 1783 - A Concise Manual For Parish Priests VENEGAS, Miguel. LOPEZ, Juan Francisco. Manual de Parrocos. Para Administrar Los Santos Sacramentos, y Las Demas Sagradas Funciones de su Ministerio.En La Segunda Impresion. Mexico: Imprenta del Colegio Real de San Ignacio de la Puebla, 1783. Second edition. Octavo (8 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches; 207 x 148 mm). [2, blank], [18], 649, [1, blank], [13, appendix], [3, blank] pp. With three pages of errata. OCLC lists only one other copy of this edition and 5 copies of the third edition. Contemporary full tree calf. Marbled endpapers. All edges red. Boards rubbed and corners very worn. Top of spine chipped. A bit of dampstaining, otherwise internally very clean. Overall a very good copy. Manual de Parrocos is a "concise manual for parish priests, for use in developing a more precise conduct of their ministry and in ministering to the sick.The Jesuit Miguel Venegas (1680-1764) had published the original version of the manual in Mexico in 7131, and later editions had been brought out by Juan Francisco López (1699-1764), another Jesuit.The manual, for example, instructs priests on how to properly administer the sacraments of baptism, extreme unction, and marriage; how to give holy viaticum to the sick; and how to bury adults and infants. It also gives the prayers and procedures to be used in blessing a range of objects- including baptismal fonts, the holy water used in aspersions, new crosses and images, scapulars, and burial shrouds. Although the prayers in the manual are in Latin, the instructions relating to ritual are always in Spanish." (The Penitente brotherhood: patriarchy and Hispano-Catholicism in New Mexico, Carroll. pg 142). Miguel Venegas who also wrote the first, and thus cornerstone, history of the Californias, Noticia de la California "was born in Puebla in 1680, entered the Society of Jesus at Tepotzotlan in 1700, was ordained in 1705, and served as a professor of moral theology in the Colegio Maximo of San Pedro y San Pablo in Mexico City from 1714 to 1724. For reasons of health, in the latter year he was sent as administrator to the Jesuit hacienda of Chicomocelo, where he compounded medications and dedicated himself to letters. In 1731 his classic Manual de Parrocos appeared in its first edition, and three years later he finished a biography of Juan Bautista Zappa, S.J., close friend of Juan Maria de Salvatierra, S.J., founder of the first permanent mission in the Californias, Nuestra Senora de Loreto. Highly inspired by the dynamic expansion of the Jesuits in the mission fields of Sinaloa, Sonora, Pimeria Alta, and California, Venegas had sought to serve in the California enterprise, but was rejected because of his delicate health. Thus, he was unable to go to his "beloved California" and he devoted his time to writing its history. (Volkmann) HBS 65090. $1,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliotheque de feu M. le Duc de la Valliere. Premiere Partie contenant les Manuscrits, les premieres Éditions, les Livres imprimés sur vélin & sur grand papier, les Livres rares, & précieux par leur belle conservation, les Livres d’Estampes, &c. dont la Vente se fera dans les premiers jours du mois de Décembre 1783.

      - Engraved frontis. port., one folding engraved plate, & four engraved facsimiles (three folding). Four vols. 8vo, cont. calf ("veau porphyre"), gilt fillets round sides, gilt fleurons in each corner of covers, flat spines richly gilt, red & tan morocco lettering pieces on spines. Paris: G. De Bure, 1783. An exceptionally lovely set of the celebrated catalogue of the first part of the most important book and manuscript collection of the 18th century. The catalogue, prepared by De Bure and Van Praet, contains MSS., noteworthy incunabula, and books printed on vellum or large paper. Their descriptions influenced French and English book collectors and bibliographers for several generations. The sale, consisting of 5668 lots, made the enormous sum of 464,677 liv. 8 s. "The manuscripts constitute an amazing collection of early French poetry and romances."–Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 248. This set, which is priced throughout in a contemporary hand, has the Supplément to the first part and the separately printed 42-page price list; they are very rare and are usually found only in large paper sets. Very fine and handsome set. Engraved bookplate of A. Kuhnholtz. ? Brunet, II, 554. Peignot, pp. 128-29. Pollard & Ehrman no. 297. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Two Warriors Walking.

      1783. 1783 - Woodcut print after Andrea del Sart. Three color blocks: tan, light brown, dark brown. Light brown block lighter in some areas. 255 x 171 mm. Nagler, 25. Le Blanc, 25. Kennedy, 172.

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        Mercury Speaking to a Warrior.

      1783. 1783 - Woodcut print. Three color blocks: tan, light brown, dark brown. 195 x 148 mm. plus engraved text below. Nagler, 20. Le Blanc, 20. Kennedy, 170.

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        Joseph Sold by His Brothers.

      1783. 1783 - Woodcut print after Raphael. Four color blocks: light green, medium green, dark green, very dark green. 213 x 280 mm. Nagler, 4. Le Blanc, 4. Kennedy, 165.

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        Entombment.

      1783. 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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        Charity with Three Children.

      1783. 1783 - Woodcut print after Raphael. Four color blocks: light yellow green, medium green, dark green, very dark green. 300 x 178 mm. Nagler, 15. Le Blanc, 15. Kennedy, 179.

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        Seated Young Man with a Book.

      1783. 1783 - Woodcut print after Giorgione. Three color blocks: tan, medium brown, dark brown. 186 x 161 mm. Nagler, 23. Le Blanc, 23. Kennedy, 157.

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        St. John the Evangelist and Eagle.

      1783. 1783 - Woodcut print. Three color blocks: light green, medium green, dark green. 200 x 154 mm. without text. Nagler, 9. Le Blanc, 9. Kennedy, 192.

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        L'art de verifier les dates des faits historiques, des chartes, des chroniques , et aures anciens monumens, depuis la naissance de Notre Seigneur par le Moyen d'une table chronologique, ou l'on trouve des olympiades, les annees de J. C., de l'ere Julienne ou de Jules Cesar, des Eres d'Alexandrie e de Constantinople, de l'Ere des Seleucides, de l'ere Cesareenne d'antioche, de l'Ere d'espagne , de l'ere des Martyrs, de l'Hegire, les Indictions, le Cycle Pascal, les Cycles solaire e lunaire, le Terme Pascal, les Paques, le Epactes e la Chronologie des Eclipses, avec Deuxcalendriers perpetuels, le glossaire des Dayes, le catalogue de Saints, le calendrier des juifs, la chronologie historique du Nouveau Testament, celles des Conciles, des Papes,

      A. J. Jeune., Paris. 1783 - 3 voll., in 4°, p. pelle. pp. XXIV + XLIV +88 + 850 + 1 inc. , più volte ripiegata, in cui si descrive la Genealogie de Charlemagne et de Hugues Capet, Dressee par Dom Merme, Historiographe de Bourgogne + pp. VIII + 924 + pp. XC + 864. Lettere e fregi ai d. in o. Front. fig. Testate con ricche inc. di B. L. Prevost. Tagli rossi. Fioriture. Mende ai d. ed ai piatti. Tracce di gore sull'inc. e su diverse pp. del 3° vol. che, tuttavia non ledono il t.

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        L'art de verifier les dates des faits historiques, des chartes, des chroniques, et aures anciens monumens, depuis la naissance de Notre Seigneur par le Moyen d'une table chronologique, ou l'on trouve les Olympiades, les annees de J. C., de l'Ere Julienne ou de Jules César, des Eres d'Alexandrie et de Constantinople, de l'Ere des Seleucides, de l'ere Cesareenne d'Antioche, de l'Ere d'Espagne , de l'Ere des Martyrs, de l'Hegire, les Indictions, le Cycle Pascal, les Cycles Solaire et Lunaire, le Terme Pascal, les Paques, le Epactes et la Chronologie des Eclipses, avec Deux Calendriers perpetuels, le Glossaire des Dayes, le Catalogue de Saints, le Calendrier des Juifs, la Chronologie historique du Nouveau Testament, celles des Conciles.

      Chez Jombert,, A Paris, 1783 - Tre parti suddivise in 6 volumi in-folio (cm. 37), pp. (4) xli, 850; (4) 924; (4) iv, 864, xc. Con una grande tavola genealogica ripiegata fuori testo al primo volume e belle testate incise. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Pochi segni d'uso alle cuffie, un timbretto ecclesiastico inglese. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Terza e migliore edizione di questa celebre opera di cronologia storica, sorta di grande calendario universale. Cfr. Brunet (I, 513): "Benne édition de cet ouvrage très-estimé.". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ATLANTE ESPAÑOL, Ó DESCRIPCION GENERAL GEOGRÁFICA, CRONOLÓGICA, È HISTÓRICA DE ESPAÑA, POR REYNOS Y PROVINCIAS. EL PRINCIPADO DE CATALUÑA. Tomo V.

      Imp. Antonio Fernández e imp. Hilario Santos Alonso. Madrid, 1783 - . 15,5 cm. 2 h., 300 pág., 2 h. (sign. [A8], B-S8, T10). Ilustr. con 2 lám. que reproducen vistas de las ciudades de Tarragona y Girona, realizados por Palomino. Enc. en pergamino, lomera rotulada. * Se trata del volumen II del Principado de Cataluña. El autor, natural de Santpedor (Barcelona), fue administrador principal del correo de Valencia y oficial del Correo General de Madrid. Socio de la Real Sociedad Económica Matritense de Amigos del País, Espinalt saltó a la fama con la publicación del Atlante español ó Descripción general Geográfica, Cronológica, é Histórica de España, por Reynos, y Provincias: De sus ciudades, Villas, y Lugares mas famosos: de su Poblacion, Rios, Montes, &c. Adornado de estampas finas, que demuestran las Vistas perspectivas de todas las Ciudades: Trages propios de que usa cada Reyno, y Blasones que les son peculiares. Su publicación se prolongó entre 1778 y 1795. CCPB 266154-3. monografia local. catalunya. Catalunya Libros antiguos anteriores a 1830 español [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Istruzioni pratiche per l'ingegnero civile. O sia perito agrimensore, e perito d'acque, di Giuseppe Antonio Alberti bolognese. Nuovamente ristampate coll'aggiunta di molte cose utili e necessarie, e particolarmente il modo con cui si distribuiscono per gradi le spese pei lavori, e riparazioni de’ Fiumi, e il modo di fabbricar Fontane, ed in fine la nuova Dioptra, e Squadra Monicometra ec. In Venezia: appresso Pietro Savioni,1783.

      - In-8°, pp. VIII-264 con 334 figg. lit. su 37 tavv. rip. in fine così distribuite: 110 figg. su 12 tavv., 186 figg. su 19 tavv., 25 figg. su 4 tavv. e 13 figg. su 2 tavv. alcune delle quali incise da Filosi. Segnatura: a4 A-Q8 R4. Leg. post. mz. pelle con tit. oro impresso su tass. rosso appl. al ds., fregi fil. in oro impressi al ds., piatti in carta marmorizzata marrone, marca tip. xil. raffigurante un veliero fra le onde, finalini xil. Macchia al taglio intermedio delle pp. 167-180, gora al taglio sup. dell’opera più evidente ad alcune pp., minime spellature al ds., frontespizio fiorito e interessato da gore, fioriture diffuse. La 1a edizione di quest’opera risale al 1748. Sull’importanza di quest’opera cfr. Graesse, Trésor de livres rares et précieux, ou nouveau dictionnaire bibliographique, I, 52 e The Honeyman collection of scientific books and manuscripts, 48. Comolli nella sua Bibliografia storico-critica dell’architettura civile ed arti subalterne, IV, pp. 239-240, segnala che l’edizione del 1747 viene stampata da Recurti "in un vol. in 4, non in foglio, come altri hanno scritto" riferendosi al Fantuzzi. L’edizione da lui analizzata, quella del 1761, "è preferibile per le mutazioni notabili" e riporta la presenza di sole 21 tavv., mentre la 1a ne contava solo 18. Available on request description in English / La description des livres en français est à disposition sur demande / Se envían descripciones de libros a pedida.

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        Orlando Furioso

      Printed for the Author, London 1783 - Three volumes. First edition of the Hoole translation. See Bentley, Blake Books #417A. State A of the William Blake plate showing Orlando with an uprooted pine tree. Originally bound in in five volumes, this set with early 19th Century binding, combining the text into three volumes. All but one half-title has been discarded. This set is complete with the required 6 plates and 2 portrait plates but also has 12 additional plates from an un-identified later printing of this work. Bound in 1/2 polished calf, with five compartments on the spine, ruled in gilt. Each volume with two deep crimson spine labels, for title and author/volume respectively. Green marbled boards and endpapers. All edges marbled. An extremely clean, bright and solid set. Quite lovely and with the much prized Blake plate. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dissertazioni sopra le antichità italiane già composte e pubblicate in latino e da esso poscia compendiate e trasportate nell'Italiana Favella. Opera postuma, data in luce dal Proposto Gianfrancesco Soli Muratori suo nipote.

      a spese di Antonio Cervone,, in Napoli, 1783 - 3 voll. in-4° (257x185mm), pp. IV, XX, 388; VIII, 428; (4), VIII, 360; legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con unghie e titolo calligrafato in antico ai dorsi. Tagli policromi a spruzzo. Sparse fioriture, ma bellissimo esemplare. Seconda edizione napoletana, pubblicata postuma a cura del nipote del Muratori. L'opera contiene 75 dissertazioni, tra cui: Genti barbare che assuggettarono l'Italia; Duchi e principi antichi d'Italia; Antichi marchesi; Conti; Uomini liberi o arimanni; Servi; Arte del tessere e vesti de secoli rozzi; Milizia; Zecca o diritto di batter moneta; Spettacoli e giochi pubblici ne' secoli di mezzo; Mercati e mercatura; Origine della lingua italiana; Origine o etimologia delle voci italiane; Diplomi, carte antiche, o dubbiose o false; Sigilli; Livelli, precarie, decime de' laici ne' secoli di mezzo; Spedali de'pellegrini, fanciulli esposti; Giudizi di Dio o sia sperimenti usati dagli antichi per indagare delitti o innocenza delle persone; Duello; Nomi e soprannomi; Fortuna delle lettere in Italia dopo l'anno MC e erezione delle pubbliche scuole e università; Libertà, esenzioni, privilegj delle città e de' principi ne' vecchi secoli; Istituzione de' cavalieri e insegne che chiamiamo armi; Semi delle superstizioni ne' secoli scuri d'Italia; Quali eresie ne' secoli barbarici abbiano infestata l'Italia; Origine e istituzione de' cardinali e canonici; Maniere colle quali anticamente chiese, canonici, monisteri e altre università religiose acquistarono gran copia di ricchezze; Redenzione de' peccati per cui molti beni colarono ne sacri luoghi e origine delle sacre indulgenze; Censi e rendite spettanti alla S.Chiesa Romana; Immunità, privilegi, aggravi del clero e delle chiese dopo la venuta de' barbari; Potenza de' vescovi, abbati, e altri ecclesiastici e regalie concedute e a tali corpi; Cagioni per le quali ne' vecchi tempi si sminuì la potenza temporale degli ecclesiastici; Pie confraternite de' laici, de' flagellanti e delle s. missioni. Cfr. Gamba, 2361: "Fra le tante opere di questo polistore, quelle da cui potrebbesi trarre maggior profitto per vocaboli d'ottimo conio sono le sue Dissertazioni su le antichità italiana. Biancardi Francese p.322

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        The Art of Painting Of Charles Alphonse Du Fresnoy. Translated into English Verse By William Mason, M.A. With Annotations By Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knt. President of the Royal Academy

      York: Printed by A. Ward , and sold by J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall; T. Cadell, in the Strand; R. Faulder, New Bond-Street, London; and J. Todd, York., 1783. Both the half title and the printed sheet of errata are present. Later 3/4 leather and marbled boards. Internally 4 pp. have had closed tears mended otherwise very good +. 4to. xix, [3], 213, [1] pp. ETSC (RLIN) T22461.

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        A View of the Constitution of the British Colonies. London, 1783

      1783 - A Constitutional Study of the British Colonies Written by a Georgian Loyalist Judge During the American Revolution Stokes, Anthony [1736-1799]. A View of the Constitution of the British Colonies, in North-America and the West-Indies, at the Time the Civil War Broke Out on the Continent of America. In Which Notice is Taken of such Alterations as Have Happened Since that Time, Down to the Present Period. With A Variety of Colony Precedents, Which are Chiefly Adapted to the British West India Islands; And May be Useful to Those, Who Have Any Intercourse with the Colonies. London: Printed for the author and sold by B. White, 1783. [ii], xvi, 555, [1] pp. Half-title lacking. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style calf over textured paper boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Negligible light rubbing to extremities. Light toning to text, faint dampspotting in a few places, early repair to a torn leaf, later repair to another (text not affected). Annotations and underlining in an early hand in a few places, interior otherwise clean. An appealing copy of a scarce title published at the end of the American Revolution. * Stokes, a member of the Inner Temple and the Loyalist chief justice of the General Court of the Georgia colony from 1769-1776, and in restored Royal Georgia from 1779-1782, "gives a very interesting discussion of the state of legal administration in the southern colonies.Stokes also discusses what part of the English Common Law the colonists had brought along with them" (Reinsch). Contents include chapters on the Colonial civil and criminal courts, counsel and attorneys in the colonies, the court of Vice-Admiralty, Negroes in the colonies and the modes of conveyance and manumission. Reinsch, "Colonial Common Law" in Select Essays in Anglo-American Legal History 409-410. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 91994. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law (listed twice) 5423, 6768. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Village a Poem in Two Books

      J. Dodsley, London 1783 - Quarto, with half-title and final blank; text a little dusted but a good copy in later drab boards, calf spine label defective. First edition of Crabbe's best poem, an unsentimental homage to English country life. It was the work that confirmed his reputation and promise. Written in stirring heroic couplets, the poem was an implicit protest against the enclosure of common land by landowners. Mistakenly regarded as nothing more than a grim cataloguing of the ills of rural life, the opening to the second book is apropos:'No longer truth, though shown in verse, disdain,But own the village life a life of pain;I too must yield, that oft amid these woesAre gleams of transient mirth and hours of sweet repose'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De l'Education des Enfans, traduit de l'Anglois de M. Jean Locke, par M. Coste, Membre de la Societé Royale de Londres. Nouvelle Édition, ornée du Portrait de l'Auteur, a laquelle on a joint la Méthode observée pour l'Education des Enfans de France.

      A Londres et se trouve a Paris chez Serviere 1783 - 8vo., 2 vols., half titles, engraved portrait, paper lightly aged but sound, recent marbled boards, morocco labels. To this rare edition was first added the 'Methode observée pour l'Education des Enfans de France'. Rare. ESTC on line (L,O,MY; CaQMBN, Ps - no copy in U.S.A.). Rochdieu p 194. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Resa till Goda Hopps - Udden, Södra Pol-kretsen och omkring Jordklotet, samt till Hottentott- och Caffer-landen, Åren 1772-76. Första Delen.

      Stockholm, Anders J. Nordström, 1783. 8vo. Contemp. hcalf. Raised bands, gilt spine, titlelabel with gilt lettering. A very small nick to foot of spine. XV,766 pp., 9 folded engraved plates, 1 large folded engraved map. A fine clean copy.. The scarce first edition (the first part only) of Sparrman's famous travelling account which has been called the '"most trustworthy account of the Cape Colony and the various races of people then residing in it" that had been published in the 18th century. The work is one of the most importent investigations of the South African fauna in the second half of the 18th century. He sailed for the Cape of Good Hope in January 1772 to take up a post as a tutor. When James Cook arrived there later in the year at the start of his second voyage, Sparrman was taken on as assistant naturalist to Johann and Georg Forster. After the voyage he returned to Cape Town in July 1775 and practiced medicine, earning enough to finance a journey into the interior

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        A Letter to the Earl of Shelburne , on the Subject of Mr. Secretary Townshend's Letter to the Chairman and Deputy-Chairman of the East India Company

      London: John Debrett, 1783. Octavo, 26pp, some very light foxing, disbound; a good copy. A printed letter critical of Thomas Townshend's involvement as Home Secretary in the affairs of the East India Company, published before the contentious resignation of Warren Hastings as Governor of Bengal. The letter was addressed by Lord Bellamont to the Earl of Shelburne, then Prime Minister in the final months of the American War of Independence. Bellamont, an inveterate letter-writer, was an Irish peer and a pest; painted by Reynolds, he was known as the "Hibernian Seducer". Coote's pamphlet charges Townshend with having overstepped the bounds of his authority in the controversy surrounding Warren Hastings, the Governor of Bengal. Hastings had aroused animosity in exposing the endemic corruption and cronyism of British merchants in India; when the Directors of the East India Company sought his removal, Townshend intervened and stated that the dismissal was 'directly repugnant to the sense of the House of Commons'. He is attacked here for acting with undue authority, and for misrepresenting both parliament and the King. In this poisonous political climate Warren Hastings resigned in 1784 and returned to England to face impeachment in parliament. The trial ran for seven years and culminated in Hastings' acquittal in 1795.

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        Decorative and extremely rare original broadside concerning taxes and duties for the export of merchandise from Spain to America

      Printed broadside, one page, 16\" X 24\", Lima, Peru, February 11, 1783. Likely signed by or on behalf of a local magistrate. The proclamation reads in part: \"...Don Jorge Escobedo y Alarcon, Knight of Royal and distinguished order of Carlos III, from Council of his majesty in the Royal and Supreme of Indias, General Visitor of Justice Courts and Royal Public Funds of this Kingdom, General Superintendent of them, Intendent of Army, and subdelegate of tobacco rent...Wishing the King of our Lord to foment the commerce and obtain the greater lightening of his vassals, I command the following thing...\" . Tape repair on verso at center fold, piece of left margin missing not affecting legibility, otherwise very good condition.

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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., plus 10pp. supplement (not found in all copies). [bound following:] Lacombe, Francois: TABLEAU DE LONDRES ET DE SES ENVIRONS, AVEC UN PRECIS DE LA CONSTITUTION DE L'ANGLETERRE, & DE SA DECADENCE. Londres et a Bruxelles, 1784. 191pp. Joly with the half title; Lacombe without the half title. The two bound together in contemporary French mottled calf, spine richly gilt in five compartments. Hinges neatly repaired. Very clean internally. An attractive copy. 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, included here, is found in only some 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. Joly's work is bound in a contemporary French binding following a copy of Francois Lacombe's TABLEAU DE LONDRES ET DE SES ENVIRONS..., which describes the moral and social failings of London and Britain as a whole, a consequence being the unlikelihood of their defeating the rebellious Americans. SABIN 36428. HOWES J182, "aa." STREETER SALE 802. GRAFF 2230.

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        The Art of Painting of Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy. Translated into English Verse by William Mason, M.A. With Annotations by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knt., President of the Royal Academy

      Printed by A. Ward, and sold by J. Dodsley, T. Cadell, [et al.]: York, 1783. 4to, contemporary full speckled calf, backstrip decorated in gilt, gilt-lettered black morocco backstrip label. [iii]-xix, [iii], 213, [1(errata)], [1(ads)] pp. Bookplates of Ham Court and Harrison Hayford. Rubbed, lacking half-title, minor worming at gutter of preliminary leaves, occasional foxing; a very respectable association copy. First Edition of this translation. Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy ( 1611-1665) had a modestly successful career as a painter but is best remembered for his Latin poem De arte graphica, which he wrote while studying art in Italy and which was first published in Paris in 1684 by his friend and fellow -artist Pierre Mignard. As EB 11 states, the work "embodied his observations on the art of painting; it may be termed a critical treatise on the practice of the art with general advice to students. The precepts are sound according to the standard of his time; the poetical merits slender enough." The poem was soon translated into French; the elderly John Dryden later rendered it in English prose. William Mason (1725-1797), poet and crony of Thomas Gray and Horace Walpole, labored for some years on this new version in English heroic couplets. This edition includes a poetic dedication from Mason to Sir Joshua Reynolds (who had urged him to revise and publish the work), an interesting critical preface by Mason, a brief biography of Du Fresnoy by Thomas Birch, the poem itself in both English and Latin, copious notes by Mason and Reynolds, some comments by du Fresnoy on the painters of his time and of previous generations, Dryden's preface to his prose translation, a poetic epistle by Alexander Pope that was habitually printed with Dryden's translation, and a table of great artists and their works that had been prepared for his own use by Thomas Gray. This copy has an interesting association in the Ham Court bookplate, with its inked shelf numbers. Ham Court was the Worcestershire home of Joseph Martin, a late-18th-century collector and the presiding Canon of Exeter Cathedral. Beyond the fact that it contained some important Dutch landscapes, little seems to be known of Martin's collection; but he clearly had a proper art-reference library. Harrison Hayford is an eminent authority on Herman Melville and a book collector of distinction. Gaskell, William Mason, 32. Hilles, Literary Career of Sir Joshua Reynolds, 18. Rothschild 1401.

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        Notice des Principaux Articles des Livres de la Bibliotheque de feu M. Mouchard, Receveur général des Finances;

      dont la Vente se fera en sa maison...le Mercredi 12 Février 1783 & jours suivans... 2 p.l., 82 (i.e., 83), [1] pp. 8vo, attractive antique speckled calf-backed specked boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Paris: De Bure, fils aîné, 1783. The very rare sale catalogue -- OCLC locates no copy in the U.S. -- of the library of Mouchard (d. ca. 1783), former deputy of La Rochelle to the Conseil Royal de Commerce. We learn from Debure's "Avertissement" that the sale was prepared in great haste and is not catalogued to his usual standards. And, indeed, the catalogue consists of just 63 lots, each with a large quantity of books, ranging from 33 to 300 volumes. I estimate the library totaled about 2000 volumes, including many notable natural history books. Fine copy, priced throughout in a contemporary hand. ❧ Grolier Club, Printed Catalogues of French Book Auctions...1643-1830, 305. Guigard, II, p. 378. .

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        L'ART DES LETTRES DE CHANGE

      . Zustand: Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Lyon. 1783. 2Vol, completo.17x10. 201Pag+indice(2h)+ Code Marchand ou Recuil 263Pag. Primer Tratado de Letras de Cambio aumentada y corregida de la primera tirada.Rarissimo Ejemplar. Ref 8.4 Biblioteca A.

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        Bibliotheca Croftsiana. A Catalogue of the Curious and Distinguished Library of the late Reverend and Learned Thomas Crofts, A.M....and Fellow of the Royal and Antiquary Societies, deceased:

      which will be sold by Auction, by Mr. Paterson...on Monday, April 7. 1783. and the Forty-Two following Days. xvi, 420 pp. Tall thick 8vo, cont. calf (very expertly rebacked), single gilt fillet round sides, spine gilt, orig. red morocco label laid-down on spine. [London: 1783]. A splendid large paper copy, ruled in red and priced throughout in a contemporary hand. This was a grand library of 8360 lots, notable for its Italian books, which De Ricci considered "the finest library of old Italian books yet seen in England; his sale (7 April 1783) also contained a number of fine French chivalry-romances" (p. 56). Crofts (1722-81), also had much fine early music, Spanish novels, Scandinavica, Polonica, and Eastern travel. Fine copy. ❧ Taylor, Book Catalogues, pp. 169-"few eighteenth-century English libraries show such a preponderance of cinquecento books" (and see pp. 168 & 238). .

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        TA., Innenstadtansicht nach dem Erdbeben 1783, "Das erschröckliche Erdbeben in Messina, welches 1783 den 5. Hornung nach 12. Uhr Nachmittags angefangen ..".

      . Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Acad. Imp. in Augsburg, dat. 1783, 25,2 x 38,5. Collection des Prospects. - Zeigt die zerstörte Innenstadt von Messina.

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        The Art of Painting of Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy. Translated into English Verse by William Mason, M.A. With Annotations by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knt., President of the Royal Academy

      - Printed by A. Ward, and sold by J. Dodsley, T. Cadell, [et al.]: York, 1783. 4to, contemporary full speckled calf, backstrip decorated in gilt, gilt-lettered black morocco backstrip label. [iii]-xix, [iii], 213, [1(errata)], [1(ads)] pp. Bookplates of Ham Court and Harrison Hayford. Rubbed, lacking half-title, minor worming at gutter of preliminary leaves, occasional foxing; a very respectable association copy. First Edition of this translation. Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy ( 1611-1665) had a modestly successful career as a painter but is best remembered for his Latin poem De arte graphica, which he wrote while studying art in Italy and which was first published in Paris in 1684 by his friend and fellow -artist Pierre Mignard. As EB 11 states, the work "embodied his observations on the art of painting; it may be termed a critical treatise on the practice of the art with general advice to students. The precepts are sound according to the standard of his time; the poetical merits slender enough." The poem was soon translated into French; the elderly John Dryden later rendered it in English prose. William Mason (1725-1797), poet and crony of Thomas Gray and Horace Walpole, labored for some years on this new version in English heroic couplets. This edition includes a poetic dedication from Mason to Sir Joshua Reynolds (who had urged him to revise and publish the work), an interesting critical preface by Mason, a brief biography of Du Fresnoy by Thomas Birch, the poem itself in both English and Latin, copious notes by Mason and Reynolds, some comments by du Fresnoy on the painters of his time and of previous generations, Dryden's preface to his prose translation, a poetic epistle by Alexander Pope that was habitually printed with Dryden's translation, and a table of great artists and their works that had been prepared for his own use by Thomas Gray. This copy has an interesting association in the Ham Court bookplate, with its inked shelf numbers. Ham Court was the Worcestershire home of Joseph Martin, a late-18th-century collector and the presiding Canon of Exeter Cathedral. Beyond the fact that it contained some important Dutch landscapes, little seems to be known of Martin's collection; but he clearly had a proper art-reference library. Harrison Hayford is an eminent authority on Herman Melville and a book collector of distinction. Gaskell, William Mason, 32. Hilles, Literary Career of Sir Joshua Reynolds, 18. Rothschild 1401. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cristallographie ou Description des Formes Propres a Tous Les Corps du Regne Mineral, Dans L'etat de Combinasion Saline, Pierreuse ou Metallique. 4 volumes in 3

      Paris L'Imprimerie de Monsieur 1783. Cover worn. Upper boards detached. Text block firm. Some age toning to pages. Lack plates. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Seconde Edition Leather cover 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). xxxviii, 623pp; 659pp; 611pp; 80pp.

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        DESCRIPTION DES EXPERIENCES DE LA MACHINE AEROSTATIQUE DE MM. DE MONTGOLFIER ET DE CELLES AUXQUELLES CETTE DECOUVERTE A DONNE LIEU;

      A Paris Chez Cuchet 1783; Oldr. 306 S. 9 Kupfertafeln; Frontispiz leicht fleckig, neuer marmorierter Einband mit Lederrücken und Goldttitel!. .

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        A Select Collection Of English Songs. In Three Volumes

      London: J. Johnson, 1783. 3 vols. in 2, small 8vo, [2], xiv, lxxii, [2], 264; [5], 342; [4], [303, engraved music], [32, index], pp. With engraved frontispiece and 16 engraved scenes, of which 9 are engraved by William Blake [7 signed and 2 unsigned] after designs by Stothard. Old calf, rebacked with gilt backstrip and red morocco labels, board edges a little worn, internally very good. First edition. Ritson, a notable eccentric who eventually went completely mad, was incarcerated at Hoxton after starting a bonfire of his manuscripts in his rooms in GrayÕs Inn. His editions of the early English texts are highly regarded. Essick, CBE, XIV. Bentley, BB, 491.

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        Encyclopedie Methodique Marine In 4 volumes: 3 textvolumes, 1 platevolume and a annexe

      - Facsimile naar de uitgave uit 1783. Editions Omega 1986 Nice, hardcover, imitation leather. Very good and luxueus set. Illustrated

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