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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Course des Chevaux" from Le Monument du Costume

      "Among the Greatest Achievement of the worldís graphic art" -Ray La Course des Chevaux (Original engravings from Le Monument du Costume). Paris: Prault, 1783. From Third Suite d'Estampes pour servir a l'histoire des Modes et du Costume en France, dans le dix-huitieme siecle. 1783. Sigmund Freudenberg & Jean Michel Moreau le Jeune. Engraving on laid paper (12 3/4" x 16"). With large margins, slight chipping. Very lightly browned, slight. A very good impression. Le Monument du Costume is a series of fine engravings which was created to record the glory of the late 18th century French nobility by depicting the polished manners, clothes and lavish surroundings of the Bourbon court. The original printing consisted of three series with a total of 36 engravings. The prints are rich with details of elegant couture. Gordon Ray notes, "The plates are large in scale and masterly in conception. Though they are finished to the last detail, there is a superb naturalness about them unequaled elsewhere in eighteenth-century illustration. (They are imbued with) an effortless charm which makes these scenes of high society the most convincing validation of Talleyrand's observation that ìno one who had not lived in France in the years before the Revolution knew how how sweet life could be." References: Colas 1120; Ray, Gordon. The Art of the French Illustrated Book # 55 (for the bound 1789 reprint of the original engravings)

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        Développemens des principes de la langue arabe moderne, suivis d'un recueil de phrases, de traductions interlinéaires, de proverbes arabes, et d'un essai de calligraphie orientale, avec onze planches.Paris, Françoise-Jean Baudouin, 1803. Large 4to (30.5 x 23 cm). With 10 numbered engraved plates (5 folding) plus the engraved calligraphic Arabic title-page serving as frontispiece, and 16 folding letterpress tables. Modern tanned sheepskin. Untrimmed.

      Schnurrer 147. First and only edition of Herbin's Arabic grammar. It sequentually treats orthography, syntax and elocution, followed by several texts in Arabic with Latin translations: the fables of Luqman, excerpts from Abu Al-Fida's description of Egypt and Arabic proverbs. It concludes with an essay on oriental calligraphy, illustrated with 10 fine plates plus the frontispiece.Auguste François Julien Herbin (1783-1806) was a promising orientalist whose plans to also publish an Arabic-French and French-Arabic dictionary remained unfulfilled due to his premature death. Some soiling, otherwise in very good condition.

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        The Life and most Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Of York, Mariner; who lived eight-and-twenty years in an uninhabited island on the coast of America, near the mouth of the great river Oroonoque. With an account of his deliverance thence, and his after Surprizing Adventures. Complete in one volume. A new edition, revised and corrected, Adorned with several Elegant Plates.

      printed for William Lane, Leadenhall-Street,, London, 1783 - In -12, pp. iv - 331 (1 b.). Con 6 tavole fuori testo, la prima, in antiporta raffigurante Robinson Crusoe sull'isola, le altre alcuni episodi delle sue avventure. Leg. dell'epoca piena pelle. Dorso moderno in pelle con titolo su tassello e filetti oro. La parte inferiore dell'antiporta restaurata con piccola ricostruzione della figura, piccola macchia al marg. interno del frontespizio, per il resto buon esemplare. Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1719, viene considerato la prima novella scritta in lingua inglese. Il racconto, una biografia immaginaria, tratta delle vicende di un naufrago che passa 28 anni su una remota isola tropicale deserta vicino alla foce del fiume Orinoco. In questa lunga permanenza Robinson incontra indigeni, prigionieri fuggitivi, ammutinati, pirati, prima di essere ritrovato e salvato. Uno straordinario libro di avventure dove non mancano riflessioni profonde sulla sopravvivenza umana, sulla relatività del benessere e delle cose materiali. Quasi una nuova creazione, di un uomo solo che si ritrova su di un'isola deserta. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Document Signed

      London: Manuscript, 1783. One page letter. certificate for payment of L1000 for wheat for Ft. St. Philip, Minorca, dated December 10, 1783. Written in Murray's hand, and signed by him "Ja: Murray." Measures 7-1/4" (width) x 8.75" (height). Docketing on reverse. Watermarked GR with large armorial above. English history.. Signed. First Edition. Unbound. Very good condition.

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        Domesday-Book : seu liber censualis Willelmi primi regis Angliae, inter archivos regni in domo capitulari Westmonasterii asseruatus.

      London; Record Commission, 1783, 2 Volumes, First printing of the main text of Domesday Book, Published without title-pages and prelims, which were issued 30 years later, spine titles read 'Doomsday Book', - hardback, Folio, pp 764;450, some foxing, mainly on page edges, very occasional marginal markings in text, otherwise clean and binding sound, marbled boards and later half-leather, the boards rubbed and edges scuffed, overall Very Good condition [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New-York Gazette and the Weekly Mercury. Monday, May 12, 1783

      printed by Hugh Gaine, at his Book-Store and Printing-Office, at the Bible and Crown, in Hanover Square, New York 1783 - Folio. [460 x 290 mm]. 4pp. Disbound, untrimmed edges. A few small holes at the centre, where disbound, but in excellent condition. News ("On the 5th [February] at 11 o'clock in the morning, all the farther Calabria felt a shock of an earthquake, which lasted no less than six minutes, passing from East to West. The shocks were repeated thirty-two times, from that hour till half-past twelve at night, when the most violent happened."); reports of proceedings in the Houses of Parliament; Orders ("In order to save much unnecessary trouble, Notice is hereby given, That no Persons whatsoever, are to be admitted into the British Lines. except for those who come to, and go from the Markets."); advertisements ("Just imported from Cork, in the ship Two Friends, William Cranitch master, lying at Murray's wharf, the following articles: Prime mess Pork, in barrels and half barrels, Ditto mess Beef, Best Rose-Butter in firkins, Mould Candles, Ox Tongues in half barrels and firkins, Tallow in firkins, Best London Porter in bottles."), auction announcements; notification of a missing cow ("Strayed away, or stole from the seat lately occupied by Colonel De Lancey, in the Bowery on Tuesday last, a small black Cow, with a white streak on her back") and newly published books; high-water times, and so on.

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        Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres.

      London: Printed for W. Strahan. 1783 - FIRST EDITION. 4to,295 x 230 mms., pp. viii, 496; [iv], 550 [551 - 567 Index, 568 blank], engraved portrait of Blair as frontispiece in volume 1, entirely uncut, contemporary quarter calf, black morocco labels; marbled boards (very worn and faded); tear in C1 volume 2 repaired, but a decent copy with the contemporary autograph "Anderson Smk" on the title-page of volume 1, and on the front paste-down end-paper of volume 2 the early 19th century bookplate for S. Haward's Circulating Library, No. 4 Colonade, Cheltenham. The first review of Blair's admired and frequently-reprinted book came in the Monthly Review, in which the reviewer affirmed that Blair had exemplified a "happy and singular union of taste and philosophy [and had] supplied a great defect in the science of criticism." It also made a "valuable addition to the polite literature" of the late 18th century. A long and thorough review in The Critical Review 1783 was not so complimentary and concluded that there "were many inaccuracies of style in these Lectures. The passages, which we have now cited, will be sufficient to justify this observation; and may serve in some respect to show, that the Eloquence of this country has not yet fixed her residence on the north side of the Tweed. Some of these improprieties may be thought too trivial to deserve the attention of a celebrated author, and others may probably be defended by analogy, or the example of preceding writers. But the greater part of them are real violations of grammar, or of that purity, propriety, and precision, which Dr. Blair himself has justly recommended." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire des Merveilles de la Nature

      rue et hotel Serpente, Paris 1783 - 2 vols. iv, 493; 476 p. Edge of covers rubbed, corners bumped. Some rubbing to spine. Cracked front hinge on vol. 1. Bottom edge of front cover on volume two scuffed. Damp stains to first pages of vol. 1. Only moderate foxing. Sigaud de la Fond was a French philosopher and doctor (d.1810) well known in the fields of surgery and obstetrics. He practiced in various countries and delivered lectures in natural philosophy. Here he gives his thoughts on various natural phenomena such as hailstorms, floods, language, the sea, meteors, rain, sleep, bones, rocks, thunder, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Einleitung in die Conchylienkenntniss nach Linné.

      Halle, J.G. Gebauer, 1783-1786. 3 volumes. 8vo (200 x 115mm). (I:) pp. xxxii, 860, (2), with 3 large engraved folding plates; (II:) viii, 726, with 4 folding plates, of which one large; (III:) pp. xvi, 596, with 2 engraved large folding plates. Contemporary vellum, spines with old lettering. A beautifully preserved copy. The excellent plates are drawn and engraved by Capieux. "The 'Einleitung' was supposed to contain descriptions and synonymies of every known shelled mollusc, an ambitious project at any time, but it supplied figures of only a few ..." (Dance. Hist. of Shell Collecting p. 50). //Nissen ZBI, 3756.

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        Penséees chretiennes

      Chez Bertrand 1783 Pleine maroquin rouge, dos, tranches dorées, Très bel exemplaire. In 24mo Libro

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        Elements of Jurisprudence, Treated of in the Preliminary Part of a.

      1783 - "The Complement of Sir W. Blackstone's Commentaries" Wooddeson, Richard [1745-1822]. Elements of Jurisprudence, Treated of in the Preliminary Part of a Course of Lectures on the Laws of England. London: Printed for T. Payne and Son, at the Mews Gate, 1783. [iv], 118 pp. Quarto (10-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front board just beginning to separate but secure, rear joint starting. Two early armorial bookplates (of Henry C. Compton Esq. Manor House, Lyndhurst, and Scrope Berdmore, S.T.P. Coll. Mert. Custos, 1790) to front pastedown. Offsetting to endleaves, interior otherwise fresh. A nice copy. * First and only London edition. Wooddeson was elected a Vinerian Scholar in 1766, became a Vinerian Fellow in 1776 and was Vinerian Professor from 1777 to 1793. He was steeped in Blackstone's work, and he strove to supplement it. "Dr. Wooddeson's Lectures form, in a measure, the complement of Sir W. Blackstone's Commentaries, for he supplies some deficiencies in the production of his predecessor, and treats more in detail, some topics, but slightly noticed by him. Though of acknowledged merit, as to learning, method of arrangement, and accuracy of rules, they do not seem to have attained so great a reputation as their real worth entitles them to. In point of style, and beauty of narration, they follow the Commentaries, haud non passibus auquis" (Marvin). Holdsworth describes each chapter in detail and calls this work a very useful book on legal theory. This book had a second edition published in Dublin in 1792. Marvin, Legal Bibliography 745. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:428f. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Allgemeines und vollständiges Evangelisches Gesang-Buch für die Königl. Preußis. Schlesis. Lande ... Nebst angefügtem Gebeth-Buch, und einer Vorrede von Joh. Fr. Burg. Breslau, Korn, 1783. 8 Bll., 1158 S., 17 Bll.; 144 S., 8 Bll., 112 S., 16 S., 32 S. Mit doppelblattgr. gest. Frontispiz. Privater gefärb. Pgt. d. Zt. mit reicher floraler Goldprägung, den Initialen 'A.R.S.' auf dem VDeckel sowie gepunztem Goldschnitt.

      1783. . Johann Friedrich Burg (1689-1766) war Inspector der breslau'schen Kirchen und Schulen sowie königlich preußischer Oberkonsistorialrat. Unter Friedrich II. hat er sich 'um den Auf- und Ausbau der evangelischen Kirche Schlesiens unsterbliche Verdienste erworben und nicht mit Unrecht hat man ihn den evangelischen Bischof Schlesiens genannt (ADB III, 588f.).- Das schöne Fronzispiz zeigt Friedrich II. von Preußen und seine Gemahlin Elisabeth Christine sowie eine Ansicht der Stadt Breslau.- Titel in Rot und Schwarz.

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        Cases at Large Concerning Tithes; Containing All the Resolutions.

      1783 - An Exhaustive Study of Tithes Rayner, John, Editor. Cases at Large Concerning Tithes; Containing All the Resolutions of the Respective Courts of Equity, Particularly Those of the Exchequer, Taken from the Printed Reports, And Manuscript Collections, Mostly by Sir Samuel Dodd, Late Lord Chief Baron, Never Before Published; Together with All the Appeals in the House of Lords, To and in Trinity Term, 22 Geo. III. To Which is Prefixed, An Introduction, Comprehending a Concise View of the Whole Law of Tithes, With Observations on Several Cases of Appeal, That have Been Adjudged Within the Last Ten Years, Of His Present Majesty's Reign; Likewise A Full Vindication of the Clergy, Respecting Their Suits for Tithes: Also An Appendix of Acts of Parliament, With Readings, Particularly on Stat. 13 Eliz. Chap. 10. And Chap. 20. On Which Acts, And the Construction of Them, Depends the Whole Learning Respecting, And the Validity of, All Alienations of Ecclesiastical Livings at this Day. The Whole upon an Entire New Plan, And Digested in a Chronological Series; With Proper Tables of the Cases, &c. And a Complete Copious Index to the Principal Matters. London: Printed by W. Strahan and W. Woodfall, 1783. Three volumes. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in morocco, raised bands and gilt titles to spines, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few scuffs to boards, corners worn, crack in Volume I text between front free endpaper and following leaf. Some toning to text, a few early annotations in each volume. Ex-Birmingham Law Society library. Institution name and insignia to boards, bookplates to front pastedowns, inkstamps to preliminaries. A solid set. * Only edition. Probably the most exhaustive study of this topic produced in the eighteenth century, it includes all cases from 1575 to 1782. It is a useful companion to the treatises on tithes by such authors as Bohum and Selden. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:194 (45). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Conquètes de Kien Loung - Suite de seize estampes représentant les conquètes de l' Empereur de la Chine, avec leur explication

      Conquètes de Kien Loung - Suite de seize estampes représentant les conquètes de l' Empereur de la Chine, avec leur explication. (Paris 1783 - 1788). In - folio grande (cm. 56 x 42), cartone coevo (dorso mancante). Frontespizio con l' elenco delle 16 stampe (alle quali furono aggiunte altre 4) seguito da 24 incisioni di Helman sottotitolate. Le quattro incisioni aggiunte recano i titoli seguenti: Ceremonie du labourage faite par l' Empereur de la Chine; Marche ordinaire de l' Empereur de la Chinelorsque il passe dans la ville de Peking. Le tavole diciottesima, diciannovesima e ventesima sono riunite (lunghezza c. 120) e rappresentano la Marche ordinaire de l' Empereus de la Chine lors qu'il passe dans la ville de Peking. Le incisioni sono di Isidore Stanislas Helman (Lille 1743 - Paris 1809) da disegni di Denis Attiret, Jean Damascène e Joseph Castilhoni e rappresentano le diverse battaglie vittoriose dell' Imperatore K'ien - Long (1736 - 1796) e le cerimonie trionfali del suo ritorno a Pecchino. Edizione originale delle incisioni di Helman, che seguirono quelle famose del Cochin, tirate a 100 esemplari in - folio massimo, quasi tutti inviati in Cina, salvo 2 o 3 rimasti in Europa e conservati in biblioteche pubbliche. La presente suite è comunque di notevole bellezza e di grande rarità. Esemplare ben conservato; ciascuna tavola è protetta da velina. La Conquètes de Kien Loung - Suite de seize estampes représentant les conquètes de l' Empereur de la Chine, avec leur explication. (Paris 1783 - 1788). In - folio grande (cm. 56 x 42), cartone coevo (dorso mancante). Frontespizio con l' elenco delle 16 stampe (alle quali furono aggiunte altre 4) seguito da 24 incisioni di Helman sottotitolate. Le quattro incisioni aggiunte recano i titoli seguenti: Ceremonie du labourage faite par l' Empereur de la Chine; Marche ordinaire de l' Empereur de la Chinelorsque il passe dans la ville de Peking. Le tavole diciottesima, diciannovesima e ventesima sono riunite (lunghezza c. 120) e rappresentano la Marche ordinaire de l' Empereus de la Chine lors qu'il passe dans la ville de Peking. Le incisioni sono di Isidore Stanislas Helman (Lille 1743 - Paris 1809) da disegni di Denis Attiret, Jean Damascène e Joseph Castilhoni e rappresentano le diverse battaglie vittoriose dell' Imperatore K'ien - Long (1736 - 1796) e le cerimonie trionfali del suo ritorno a Pecchino. Edizione originale delle incisioni di Helman, che seguirono quelle famose del Cochin, tirate a 100 esemplari in - folio massimo, quasi tutti inviati in Cina, salvo 2 o 3 rimasti in Europa e conservati in biblioteche pubbliche. La presente suite è comunque di notevole bellezza e di grande rarità. Esemplare ben conservato; ciascuna tavola è protetta da velina. La legatura è originale ma senza dorso. Cordier, Bibliotheca sinica, I, 641 - 42. Manca al Kat. Kunstbibliothek Berlin. legatura è originale ma senza dorso. Cordier, Bibliotheca sinica, I, 641 - 42. Manca al Kat. Kunstbibliothek Berlin.

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        Prolegomena Zu Einer Jeden Funftigen Metaphasic

      Riga, 1783. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Original Boards, newly rebacked in leather, New end papers, custom slip case.

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        Direzioni della Prospettiva Teorica Corrispondenti a quelle dell'Architettura

      Bologna: Nella Stamperia di Lelio Della Volpe, 1783. Terza edizione (3rd Edition). ril mezza pelle con incisioni in oro al dorso. Pagine in buono stato con lievi e sporadiche fioriture. Piccole abrasioni alla carta dei piatti. Esemplare molto buono/Molto buono (Very Good). 16mo. Istruzione A' Giovani Studenti di Pittura e Architettura nell'Accademia Clementina dell'Instituto delle Scienze, raccolte da Galli Bibiena Cittadino Bolognese, Accademico Clementino, Architetto primario, e Pittore di Camera, e feste Teatrali di S. M. Ces., e cat. Divise in cinque parti dedicate dall'Autore a S. Petronio Vescovo, e principal Protettore di Bologna. Tomo secondo. Con 56 tavole incise in rame

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        Histoire de la dernière révolution de Suède : contenant le récit de ce qui s'est passé dans les trois dernieres Dietes, & un Précis de L'Histoire de Suede, dans lequel on développe les véritables causes de cer événement, précédé D'Une Introduction. . .

      Londres : 1783 - Physical desc. : [4], iv, 446, [2]p. ; 19 cm. Subject: Sweden - History - Revolution, 1772 - Early works to 1800. Language: French. ESTC citation no. : T138543. Very good copy in the original full aniline calf with gilt vignettes stamped to front and rear panels. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-backed with a contrasting, gilt-blocked Morocco label with gilt cross-bands. All-Edges-Red with faint marginal scattered foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Copy from the Foreign Office library with stamp. Errata sheet at rear of book. 1 Kg. 446 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [LETTER, SIGNED, FROM GENERAL GUY CARLETON TO GENERAL CLARKE, REGARDING DESERTERS AT THE CLOSE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR; TOGETHER WITH A DOCUMENT SIGNED BY GENERAL FREDERICK MACKENZIE ON THE SAME SUBJECT]

      New York. May 15, 1783.. 2pp. Letter has integral blank. Folio. Old fold lines. Minor soiling and wear. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell box, spine gilt. Letter, signed by Brigadier General Guy Carleton, written to Brigadier General Alured Clarke regarding clemency for deserters from the British Army at the end of the American Revolution; together with orders for General Clarke from Deputy Adjutant General Frederick Mackenzie, dated May 14th, to deny any deserters wishing to return to the ranks. At the time, Carleton, who was Commander in Chief of all British forces in North America, was overseeing the evacuation of the British forces and Loyalists from New York, a process that would last until November. He writes: "I enclose a copy of an order [not present] I have given here relative to deserters: Such as come in and surrender themselves to the officer commanding at any of our posts, shall be pardoned in like manner. You will take such measures for the transportation of the sick from Philadelphia to this place, as, from their numbers and other circumstances, you shall judge most convenient and adviseable, paying some attention to their own wishes." The order from General Mackenzie, however, is far less forgiving and countermands Carleton's order: "The Commander in Chief has so far pardoned several English deserters, as to allow them to return within the lines, and to send them home; but their dishonor is not done away. No regiment here shall receive them, nor shall they again serve in this army. 'Tis recommended to the soldiers of every British, and to the soldiers of every British American Corps, to kick all such rascals out of their quarters, should they have the impudence to come in among them."

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        Oeuvres choisies de l'Abbé Prévost, avec figures. 39 Volumes (Complet AVEC toutes les figures)

      À Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, Rue et Hôtel Serpente. 1783 - 1783 - 1785. 39 Volumes. 1 Frontispiece (Abbé Prévost) et 78 figures. Reliure plein cuir d'époque avec pièces de tomaison et dorures au dos et sur les plats. Mors légèrement frottés sur certains livres, légère usure sur les coins et les coiffes. Tranches et pages de garde marbrées. Pages intérieures en très bonne condition, propres et solides. TOUT LES VOLUMES ONT LA PAGE DE FAUX TITRE SUIVI DE LA PAGE TITRE. Tomes I, II & III: "Mémoires et Aventures d'un Homme de Qualité qui s'est retiré du Monde. suivis de Manon Lescaut."; Frontispiece - 444 pages, 2 figures; 437 pages, 2 figures; 483 pages, 2 figures & 1 figure additionnelle collée 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, composée sur les Mémoires 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 Mémoires 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 Mémoires pour servir à 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 différentes parties de l'Afrique, de l'Asie et de l'Amérique; contenant l'histoire de sa fortune ."; [xvi] - 591 pages, 2 figures. // Tome XVI: "Histoire de Guillaume le Conquérant, Duc de Normandie et Roi d'Angleterre"; [xxxii] - 663 pages, 2 figures. // Tomes XVII & XVIII: "Pamela, ou la Vertu Récompensée"; [xxiv] - 552 pages, 2 figures; 553 pages, 2 figures. // Tomes XIX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII & XXIV: "Lettres Anglaises, ou Histoire de Miss Clarisse Harlove. Augmentés de l'Éloge 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, Augmentée 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 Mémoires pour servir à l'Histoire du Coeur Humain"; [viii] - 631 pages, 2 figures. // Tomes XXX, XXXI & XXXII: "Mémoires pour Servir à 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: "Mémoires d'un Honnête Homme [suivi de] Tout pour l'Amour, et le Monde bien perdu, ou la Mort d'Antoine et de Cléopatre"; [xvi] - 244 pages - 199 pages, 2 figures. // Tome XXXIV: "Almoran et Hamet, Anecdote Orientale, publiée pour l'Instruction d'un jeune monarque [suivi de] Lettres de Mentor à 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 Cicéron, Tirée de ses écrits et des monumens de son siècle. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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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., London 1783 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        Gattungen und Arten der Schwämme.

      - Halle, J.J. Gebauer, 1783. 4to (236 x 200mm). pp. (10), 184, with 12 handcoloured engraved plates. Recent marbled boards. The text was printed in double columns in German and Latin. Probably the Latin title 'Elenchus fungorum' has been discarded. The plates were drawn by Batsch and engraved and coloured by J. St. Capieux. Two continuations of this rare work appeared one in 1786 and the other one in 1789. The title calls for 57 figures but there are 58 numbered figures, many with abc etc numbers. An interesting association copy with the signature of Secretan, famous Swiss mycologist, on free endpaper. With gold ink names added to figures on the plates most probably by Secretan. Old fold strengthened on verso of plates.Schliemann 62; Stafleu & Cowan 345. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Almanach royal, annee M. DCC. LXXXIII. Presente a sa Majeste pour la premiere fois en 1699, par Laurent d'Houry, ayeul de l'editeur. Mis en ordre, publie et imprime par d'Houry.

      (Paris), d'Houry 1783.. 8°. 683(1) S. Mit 1 Titelvign sowie im Text m. einigem wenigen Zierrat in Holzschnitt. Prachtvoller Ldr.einbd. d. Zt. auf 5 Bünden mit Rü.tit., überaus reichen Verzierungen auf beiden Buchdeckeln u. Rü. sowie Stehkantenverz. in Goldpräg.; umseit. Goldschnitt u. farb. Vorsatzpapieren. Einbd. leicht abgerieben sowie an den Rü.kanten u. Kapitalen etw. abgewetzt; Ecken bestoßen; Vorsätze fleckig; Tl. des Buchblockes am unt. Seitenrd. wasserrandig; im Text durchgeh. leicht gebräunt sowie vereinzelt tintenfl. u. m. Bleistift-Anstreich.. Im 17. Jahrhdt. fing man an, den gewöhnlichen Kalendernotizen, astrologischen Beigaben und Prophezeiungen auch anderweitige Nachrichten hinzuzufügen. So gab der 'Almanach royal', welcher von 1679 an in Paris erschien, Informationen über den Postenlauf, die Hoffeste, Messen, Märkte, Münzplätze etc., denen seit 1699 außerdem noch die Genealogie des königlichen Hauses, ein Verzeichnis von Mitgliedern des Adels sowie der höhern Geistlichkeit u. dgl. hinzugefügt wurden. Der französische königliche Almanach wurde 1679 durch den Pariser Buchhändler Laurent d'Houry begründet und erschien seit 1699 unter dem Titel 'Almanach royal' und wurde später als 'Almanach imperial' fortgesetzt. Von Frankreich aus verbreitete sich diese Art von Druckerzeugnissen und fand in anderen europäischen Ländern bald Nachahmung (vgl. dazu Meyers Konv.-Lexikon, 4. Aufl., I, 387).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Gesamtans., mit der Darstellung der Belagerung durch die Spanier und Franzosen ( 1779 bis 1782 ), "Vorstellung der .. Stadt und Vestung Gibralatar ..".

      . altkol. Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Georg Balthasar Probst in Augsburg, um 1783, 31 x 41. Zeigt die Beschiessung von Gibraltar von der See und vom Land aus. Unter der Darstellung Erklärungen deutscher Sprache. - Am rechten rand ein althinterllegter Einriß.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States. Part I (all published).

      printed and sold by Nathaniel Patten., Hartford CT: - No date, (1783), verso of title printed "In Congress, 29th March, 1779." Sml. 8vo, 107pp (1), 8 folding copper engraved plates of troop positioning after J. Norman. Original full calf binding, acceptably rubbed, raised bands, slim gilt rules. An exquisite period copy. OCLC: 19921030; Evans 18267; Howes S-951; Sabin 91400; Alston XVIII, Part 3, 438. "Prepared by Steuben as Inspector General of the Continental Army, on instructions from the Continental Congress It has not proved possible to determine the precise sequence of editions of this classic work, especially the numerous editions printed in 1794, the year of Steuben’s death" (Alston). First printed in 1779 in Philadelphia, the book went through no less than 34 editions in the 18th century alone.

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        CONSTITUTIONES EPIDEMICAE ET MORBI POTISSIMUM LUGDUNI-BATAVORUM OBSERVATI, EX EJUSDEM ADVERSARIIS EDIDIT MAXIMILIANUS STOLL. EDITIO NOVISSIMA, CUM INDICE MORBORUM.

      SUMPTIBUS SOCIETATIS BIBLIOPOL. 1783 - IN-4 (21 X 26 X 4,5 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (8) + 544 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN HAVANE, DENTELLE DOREE SUR COUPES, TRANCHES ROUGES. PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS, DONT FENTE DE 8 CENTIMETRES AU NIVEAU D'UNE CHARNIERE, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Château de Capens]
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        Correspondance rurale, contenant des observations critiques, intéressantes & utiles sur la culture des terres & des jardins ; les travaux, occupations, économies & amusemens de la campagne, & tout ce qui peut être relatif à ces objets ( ).

      Paris, Eugène Onfroy, 1783, - 3 vol. in-12, XL-597, [4]-VIII-590 et [4]-VIII-413-[3]-8 pp., basane marbrée, dos lisses ornés, tranches mouchetées de rouge (reliure de l'époque). Coiffes et coupes un peu frottées, mais bon exemplaire.Edition originale de cette somme qui est formée par la réunion de "manuels" : I. Manuel pour le laboureur, & le cultivateur en général. - II. Manuel du jardinier légumiste, ou marager. - III. Manuel pour le jardin fruitier. - IV. Manuel du jardinier des parcs & jardins d'ornemens. - V. Manuel pour la chasse et la pêche. Thiébaud, p. 538. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        RUKOVODSTVO K BOGOPOZNANIJO, PO LESTVITSE SOTVORENNIKH VESHCHEI. SOCHINENIE ROBERTA KARDINALA BELLARMINA.

      Moskva, N. Novikov, 1783. - Contemporary full calf. 16, 355 pp. In 1787 the censorship confiscated 434 copies of this edition. Fine condition. Rare Russian 18th century.References: Sopikov 9875, Svodnyi 47

      [Bookseller: Rosenbad Antique Books]
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