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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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        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]

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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]

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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).

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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.

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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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        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]

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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

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        THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER . . . TOGETHER WITH THE PSALTER OR PSALMS OF DAVID

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1783. n. Hardcover. In Archetypical Edwards Vellum and with a Fore-Edge Painting Probably Done at the Time. 140 x 83 mm (5 1/2 x 3 1/4"). [216], [48] unnumbered leaves. VERY APPEALING CONTEMPORARY VELLUM OVER BOARDS, ALMOST CERTAINLY BY EDWARDS OF HALIFAX, covers bordered by a Neoclassical pentaglyph and metope roll against a blue wash, center of each board with large gilt-bordered medallion containing the gilt monogram "M L C" on a blue background, flat spine divided into panels by gilt pentaglyph and metope border (the one at the bottom over blue wash), panels with classical urn centerpiece and volute cornerpieces, second panel with gilt titling on a blue background, turn-ins with gilt chain roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. WITH A FINE FORE-EDGE PAINTING, VERY PROBABLY BY EDWARDS, depicting Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire. IN THE ORIGINAL (rubbed and soiled, but quite intact) soft green LEATHER SLIPCASE. Title page with ink ownership inscription of M: L: Carey. Griffiths 1783/6. Spine gilt slightly dulled in places, rear turn-in lifting a little at one corner, title and a couple of gatherings with moderate foxing, but still quite an excellent copy, the binding showing no wear, the text clean and fresh, and the painting well preserved. This is an immensely pleasing little book in period vellum produced by one of the most important families in the history of English bookbinding. The Edwards of Halifax bindery was founded by William Edwards (1723-1808) and continued by several of his brothers, half-brothers, and sons (by far the most important of the sons being Thomas, who lived from 1762-1834). This famous firm produced a number of important innovations in binding design, the most significant being the idea of concealing a painting under the gilt of the fore edge. This hidden treasure could be revealed, once the edge was fanned out, as a special surprise element of the volumes they bound--typically in Etruscan calf, or, as in the present case, in vellum decorated with gilt and blue wash. The painting here is rendered in the subtle hues typical of Edwards paintings--soft grays and greens, in this instance--and the scenic ruins are one of the favored Edwards subjects, second only to stately homes. For these reasons, we speculate that it may well have been done at or near the time of publication. In any case, our painting is particularly pleasing for its sense of depth, partly accomplished both by clever use of shadow and by considerable finely painted three-dimensional architectural detail.

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        Plan de la Ville et du Nouveau Pont D'Orleans

      Paris 1783 - Size : 415x435 (mm), 16.375x17.125 (Inches), Black & White

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        "Kazatel Domownj to gest: Naucenj potrebné gakby Hospodárowé w Domjch a prjbytcých swých spolu s domácými swými kazdého dne, zwlásste ráno a wecer y zwlásstnj nekteré casy, Bozjch pokut a metel, sebe k dobrému Slowem Bozjm napomenutj, poctu Bozskau a naboznau w chwálách a modlitbách swatých, Pánu Bohu wykonáwati, a tak celádku swau k nábozenstwj Krestanskému dobrým a pobozným prjkladem swým, wsswlikého casu pridrzeti meli"

      Brno: "Wytissteno Swobodským Pjsmem, skrze Jána Siedlera Faktora". 1783. "4to, pp. [30] ,442, [14]; many errors in pagination but the book collates complete; woodcut ornaments, title page and text within decorative border; contemporary Czech binding of full brown goat, crude but elaborate blindstamped borders, beveled edges, decorative brass bosses on the corners, plus one central on both covers, brass catches and 1 (of 2) brass clasps on leather thong, top and bottom of blindstamped spine with early restoration, endpapers renewed, gutter of title page torn, with some loss but no loss of letterpress, foredge of title strengthened, following leaf similarly reinforced, last leaf loosening, moderate tide mark on top third of first 70 pages; all else good and sound. & & Verry rare. Czech National Library in OCLC. No others found in national COPACs, including the Czech!"

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        Examen Maritime, Théorique Et Pratique, Ou Traité De Mechanique, Appliqué À La Construction Et À La Manoeuvre des Vaisseaux & autres Batiments.Traduit De L'Espagnol, Avec Des Additions, Par M.Lévêque.

      Nantes: the Author, Augustin-Jean Malassis, & Despilly, 1783. - 2 Volumes. 4to. pp. xii, 396, 14; 1 p.l., 364, 20. with half-title in Vol. I only. 14 folding engraved plates. woodcut title vignettes & headpieces. contemporary mottled calf, rebacked preserving spine labels, corners renewed (perforation stamps of the Franklin Institute on titles). armorial bookplate of American naval architect John Lenthall, (who donated the book to the library) & with his signature, dated 1830, on titles. Preface initialed by the translator. Inscribed from the translator Lévêque to 'Monseigneur le Comte de Montmorin de St.-Herem, commandant en chef dans la province de Bretagne'. imprint date altered in ink to '1784'. First Edition of the French Translation. An important contribution to naval science by Spanish geometrician and naval officer, Jorge Juan Y Santacilla, originally published in Spanish at Madrid in 1771. Among other notable accomplishments the author participated in the famous joint French-Spanish expedition to Peru in 1735 to measure an arc of the meridian near the equator, founded the astronomical observatory at Cadiz, and established the Friendly Literary Society, the forerunner of the Royal Society of Sciences of Madrid. "His combination of theoretical learning and practical experience enabled Juan, in his Examen maritimo, to provide a considerable base for the improvement of naval science, to refute several empirical theories of navigation, and to establish the fundamental principles of naval architecture. The book is a valuable application of mechanics to naval science." (DSB) The French edition contains significant additions by the translator, French hydrographer, Pierre Lévêque [1746-1814]. The present copy is inscribed from the translator to Armand-Marc, Comte de Montmorin de St.-Herem [1745-1792], who served successively as ambassador to Spain and governor of Brittany. During the early stages of the Revolution, he was associated with Mirabeau and he remained one of the inner circle of the King's friends until he perished in the massacres of September 1792. The book also bears the ownership entry and armorial bookplate of American naval architect John Lenthall [1807-1882,] who was Chief of the Bureau of Construction and Repairs, United States Navy, from 1853 to 1871. Lenthall distinguished himself as a master of wooden shipbuilding, having been chiefly responsible for the design of such ships as the Wabash, Niagara, Roanoke, Colorado, and Minnesota. Brunet III 591. Palau 125468. cfPolak 4783 (1792 Edn.). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bibliotheca Manualis Ecclesiæ Patrum. Notisque brevioribus illustratum ab Eudoxio Philenio.

      Bassano: Bassani, sed prostant Venetiis apud Remondini, 1783. - Nueve volúmenes en 4to.; LVI pp., 382 pp. + XXIV pp., 416 pp. + XXIV pp., 398 pp. + XX pp., 355 pp. + XXIV pp., 396 pp. + XVI pp., 287 pp. + XII pp., 344 pp. + XXIV pp., 397 pp. + 287 pp. Encuadernación uniforme, de la época, en pergamino.

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        Bibliotheca Manualis Ecclesiae Patrum

      Bassani - Remondini 1783 - A manual of the works of the Church Fathers. First edition thus. In Latin. Complete in nine volumes. Complectens illorum vitae, et gestorum breviarium: Operum Synopiim: Illustriora testimonia Dogmata, Mores, Disciplinam spectantia, et selecta vitae spiritualis documenta. Comprising a summary of the life and work of the Church Fathers; their characters and teachings. The Church Fathers were early and influential theologians, eminent Christian teachers and bishops. Their scholarly works were used as a precedent for centuries to come. The term is used of writers and teachers of the Church, not necessarily saints, though most are honoured as saints in the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox Churches, as well as in some other Christian groups; notably, the heretics Origen and Tertullian are generally reckoned as Church Fathers. Translated into Latin from French by Eudoxio Philenio. Condition: In half vellum bindings with decorative paper-covered boards. Externally, sound with evidence of past worming to spines of all volumes, also affecting endpapers. Institutional marking to spines. Many hinges are strained. Three hinges are failed. Internally, institutional labels and markingsto front pastedowns of all volumes. Ink stamps to all title pages and to the final page of each volume. Otherwise generally bright and clean. Overall: GOOD ONLY [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sechs Predigten gegen Despotismus, Dumheit, Aberglauben, Ungerechtigkeit, Untreue und Müssiggang. 195 S. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette. Pappbd d. Z. (berieben, Kanten beschabt).

      Frankfurt/M., Andreä, 1783.. . Erste, sehr seltene Ausgabe der programmatischen Schrift, in der Knigge die Normen der feudalen Gesellschaft auf den Kopf stellt. "Jeder hat eine Bestimmung, und wenn er diese erfüllt, so ist er in dem Stande ein verehrungswürdiger Mann. Der redliche fleissige Handwerker ist viel vornehmer, sehr viel mehr werth, als der faule schlechte Minister, und nur das Verderbniß der menschlichen Einrichtungen hat einen so lächerlichen Vorzug eines Standes vor dem Anderen eingeführt. Laßt Euch das sagen, Ihr die Ihr mit erkauften Titeln, mit ererbten Vorzügen, mit fremden Verdiensten pralt! Laßt es Euch sagen: Der nützliche Mann ist der beste, der vornehmste Mann, und je mehr Einer zum allgemeinen Besten beyträgt, um desto höher steht er in den Augen des Weisen" (S. 180). - Titel mit Besitzeintrag, sonst gutes Exemplar. - Knigge 11.01. Knigge-Kat. Wolfenbüttel 126. Goed. IV 1, 615, 5.

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        A fine Revolutionary War period letter to Charles Willson Peale with news of peace and: <I>"I am informed that you sent me the picture of Gen'l Washington . . ."</I>

      London, July 3, 1783 In full, the letter reads, "My Dear Peale, I congratulate you a thousand times on the great event, which has taken place, which I know you have done every thing in your power to bring out. Now is the time for the Arts of Peace to Thrive & flourish. Yours among the rest will adorn our Country. The great Events, which have happened and the great men who have been Actors in the glorious Scene afford Noble Subjects for your skill - let your Pencil perpetuate everything. I am informed that you sent me the picture of Genl Washington, do you recollect on what ship you put it & to whose Care it was entrusted? Endeavour to recollect it and let me know. And if you can supply my great loss, it will be doing me a sensible pleasure. I see Mr. West frequently, he has the same regard for you as ever. We talk of you much as a Painter and as a Politician. In the latter Character I beg you would write to me, wanting much to know how things go on with you now. Send me the news papers and what pamphlets may [be] published re

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        A Practical Treatise on Chimneys,

      London - G. Robinson 1783 - The third edition of James Anderson's scarce A Practical Treatise on Chimneys. Rebound in half leather with gilt lettering. Third Edition. Scarce. James Anderson, 1739 1808, was an agriculturist and political economist. He held the tenancy of a large farm at Hermiston, near Edinburgh and later took over the management of the farm of Monkshill in Aberdeenshire. Anderson was made an LLD from Aberdeen University in 1786. He was a friend and supporter of Jeremy Bentham, and corresponded with Sir John Sinclair of Ulbster, Caithness. Anderson, after moving from Aberdeenshire to Edinburgh in 1783, began to publish a weekly paper, The Bee, which ran from 1790 to 1794. From 1797 Anderson lived in Middlesex, and That he had become a man of some standing is shown by his publication in 1800 of a selection of his correspondence with George Washington. He continued to write, producing a monthly journal from 1797 to 1802 called Recreations in Agriculture, Natural History, Arts and Miscellaneous Subjects. (DNB)The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography states that Anderson's most striking characteristic was the combination of an intense interest in the practical working of some machine or object with a strong grasp of theory. He was an early adherent of the principles of political economy, and is held to have been in the subject's mainstream of development. He also carried out various experiments and was noted for his use of the newly designed two-horse plough at Monkshill. His long-term reputation rests on a large body of publications; pamphlets, newspapers, and articles in other people's works He produced many pamphlets, some of them important. Two of his earliest were A Practical Treatise on Chimneys (1776) and Observations on the Means of Exciting a Spirit of National Industry (1777). Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, including slight bumping and rubbing. Internally the pages are generally bright with the occasional spotting, most prominent to the first and last few pages. Overall the condition is very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Observations on a Late Pamphlet, entitled, "Considerations upon the Society or Order of the Cincinnati," clearly evincing the Innocence and Propriety of that Honourable and Respectable Institution&#133;

      Philadelphia:: Robert Bell,. 1783.. Most interesting for the 4 pp of advertisements, which include the announcement for sale of Captain Cook&#39;s 1st, 2nd & 3rd voyage, at $4, $16, and $2 respectively. Bell published numerous editions of Thomas Paine&#39;s works, and others on the American Revolution. His advertised offer of Cook&#39;s 3 voyages appears to be somewhat of an exaggeration - he did publish the first American publication of Cook&#39;s 3rd voyage in 1783, which was a reprint of Rickman&#39;s account of the 3rd voyage, 1st published in London in 1781. The edition was disparaged in the Gentleman&#39;s Magazine as "a miserable edition". The official account of the voyage was not published until 1784. Bell also offers "New Publications just imported from various parts of Europe; also several New Books and Pamphlets Lately printed and now selling, at Bell&#39;s Book-store, near St. Paul&#39;s Church, in Third Street, Philadelphia." It is also notable that Cook&#39;s Voyages constituted three of the 11 books listed in the adverts. Two new publications by Bell receive full-page advertisements - for John Adams "Observations on the Commerce of the American States", published by Bell in 1783. The other is for "Considerations on the Society or Order of Cincinnati..." by &#39;Cassius&#39;, who is supposed to have been Aedanus Burke, one of the Chief Justices of South Carolina, whose pamphlet formed the basis of Mirabeau&#39;s work on the subject. The authorship of this pamphlet is ascribed to Stephen Moylan, one of the Founders of the Order of Cincinnati, who signs himself, at the end, "An Obscure Individual." Howes O-9. 8vo pamphlet, 28pp & 4 pp adverts. Later marbled paper wrappers, couple of chipped edges, o/w vgc.

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        RELATION DÉTAILLÉE DE LA CAMPAGNE DE M. LE COMMANDEUR DE SUFFREN, DANS L&#39;INDE, DU 1er. JUIN 1782. AU 29 SEPTEMBRE SUIVANT

      Port-Louis [Mauritius: Nicholas Lambert or François Nicolas Bolle], 1783.. [1],33pp. 12mo. Modern morocco, spine gilt, a.e.g. A fine copy. First edition of this very rare and early Mauritius imprint, published fifteen years after the first press was established there in 1768, recording French Admiral André Suffren&#39;s actions against Sir Edward Hughes&#39; British Squadron in the East Indies during the American Revolution. These attacks, famed for their ferocity, provided Suffren with a unique standing among French admirals, and placed him in the front rank of sea commanders of the era. This pamphlet, possibly written by Jacques Jerome Antoine Trublet de Villejegu, documents two of Suffren&#39;s four engagements with the British Navy in the Bay of Bengal. Although fought on the other side of the globe, these battles may be considered the final formal engagements of the Revolution which influenced Britain&#39;s decision to end the war with the colonies. Suffren had previously been attached to the comte D&#39;Estaing&#39;s squadron throughout its operations in North America and the West Indies. These New World activities are also briefly mentioned in the text. An extremely rare 18th-century Mauritius imprint. The NUC records one copy at NYPL, while OCLC lists only the 1970 London reprint. TOUSSAINT, BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MAURITIUS 98. TOUSSAINT, EARLY PRINTING IN THE MASCARENE ISLANDS, p.97. NMM 1441. GEPHART 14523 (1970 ed).

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        Storia delle arti del disegno presso gli antichi di Giovanni Winkelmann tradotta dal tedesco e in questa edizione corretta e aumentata dall'abate Carlo Fea giureconsulto. Tomo primo-terzo.

      In Roma: dalla stamperia Pagliarini, 1783-1784 - In-4 3 voll. (6) (1) c. (antiporta) XCVI (2) c. (tavole incise) 451 (1) XVIII c. (19 tavole incise); (1) c. (antiporta) 427 (1) c. (tavola ripiegata) XI c. (di tav.); XII (1) c. (antiporta) 604 XXIII C. (28 c. tavole incise). Diversa incisione in ugnuno dei tre frontespizi raffigurante medaglie. Numerose incisioni nel testo. Mezza pelle moderna, tassello, caratteri e fregi dorati. Qualche pagina arrossata; Gora al margine bianco inferiore delle prime cinque pagine del secondo volume . Ex-libris Alberto Arban. Primo volume del 1783: tavole disegnate da Piale, Dominici e Pignatari, incise da Bossi, Tinti, Cunego, Petrini, Baroni, Carettoni e Mochetti. Secondo volume del 1783: tavole disegnate da Piale e Salesa, incise da Dassori, Bossi, Mochetti, Carattoni. Terzo volume del 1784: tavole disegnate da Piale e Dolcibeni, incise da Carattoni, Faccenda, Campana e Bossi. Cicognara N.59: queste note illustrano molto lastoria delle Arti e resero preziosa l'edizione di Roma. Il ritratto dell'Autore trovasi nel terzo tomo, quello del Cav. D'Azara nel secondo, nel primo è un frontespizio figurato, e il ritratto egualmente sulla pagina ove incomincia l'Elogio dell'Autore scritto da Heyne: edizione ricca di molte medaglie, monumenti, e vignette, oltre le 48 tavole in rame in fine de' volumi. Edizione rara. Esemplare in quasi ottime condizioni. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RECUEIL DE PLANCHES DE L'ENCYCLOPÉDIE, PAR ORDRE DE MATIÉRES: FER, GROSSES FORGES

      - Paris. Chez Panckoucke. 1783. Lote de 41 grabados al aguafuerte de tema, Hierro, Forja y sus trabajos. 29x21.5 cm. Huella, 24x17.5 cm. de ellos 10 grabados a doble página, todos tienen la explicación al pie en frances. Muy limpios, Portada y privilegio en copia facsimil. # grabados [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MEMORIAS HISTÓRICAS DE LA VIDA Y ACCIONES DEL REY D. ALONSO EL NOBLE, OCTAVO DEL NOMBRE (1783)

      1783 - IMPRESOR-LUGAR: Madrid: 1783. Imprenta de D. Antonio de Sancha.Se hallará en su librería en la Aduana Vieja. DESCRIPCIÓN FÍSICA: XL, 436 p., [2] h., CXC, [1] h., [1] h. pleg. 4º ENCUADERNACIÓN: Holandesa, lomo decorado con letras de letras, guardas decoradas al agua. CONSERVACIÓN: Bueno. Ligera mancha de humedad en esquina inferior de las primeras hojas. Ejemplar sin retrato. Obra que recoge los acontecimientos acaecidos durante el reinado de Alfonso VIII de Castilla, reunidos por el gran historiador, erudito y bibliofilo D. Gaspar Ibáñez de Segovia Peralta y Mendoza, Marqués de Mondejar. Amplio conjunto de apéndices en latín y castellano que hacen de esta obra una fuente de primer orden. Apreciada obra del Marqués de Mondejar impresa por uno de los más reconocidos editores del siglo XVIII, D.Antonio de Sancha. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Descrizione storica delle pitture del Regio-Ducale Palazzo del Te fuori della Porta di Mantova detta Pusterla

      Stamperia di Giuseppe Braglia,, Mantova, 1783 - Cm. 20,5, pp. 62 (2). Bel ritratto all'antiporta (di Giulio Pippi Romano), ritratto in medaglione al frontespizio e 3 tavole ripiegate in fine di planimetria e vedute del Palazzo. Graziosa leg. orig. in cartonato azzurro interamente decorato con dorso anticamente ricoperto in carta e con titoli manoscritti. Minime tracce d'uso, ma esemplare genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Cfr. Cicognara 4234; Lozzi I-2471. Prima edizione di quest'opera attribuita a Bottani, il quale però sembra aver preso parecchi spunti da un manoscritto di Leopoldo Camillo Volta. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Descripcion sumaria de la inclyta milicia de Jesu-Christo, V.O.T. de Penitencia del Cherubín de la Iglesia Nro. Glorioso P. y Patriarca Sto. Domingo de Guzmán, ilustra fundador del sagrado orden de predicadores. De su establecimiento en a ciudad de Santiago de Chile del pie, en que hoy existe: de las indulgencias, que con seguridad pueden ganár sus terceros ?.

      Lima, Imprenta Real, 1783. - Woodcut tailpiece on recto of final index leaf. (5 ll.), 270 [i.e. 370] pp. Pages 213?370 incorrectly numbered 113?270. pi (*) [A] (-A4) B-2Z 3A . 8°, later limp vellum with loop-and-bead closure, ties present. In fine condition. Old library stamp (of which only "Predicadores" is legible) on title?page and recto of front free endleaf. ---- FIRST and ONLY [?] EDITION. Includes the foundation of the Order, the building of the Convento del Rosario de Predicadores in Santiago de Chile, a description of what the Order does for its members and of the indulgences available to them. Medina thought the author might be Judas Tadeo de Reyes, then serving as secretary of the Presidency of Chile.---- Medina, @Lima 1544 and @Hispano-chilena 574. Palau 70842: listing no copies sold or in institutional collections. Not in Sabin. NUC: CtY. Not located in CCPBE. Not located in Rebiun. Not located in Copac. WorldCat cites copies at Yale, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), and the Biblioteca Nacional (Santiago de Chile). Not located in Melvyl. Hollis locates a copy in the Houghton Library. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        TRAITE DE PAIX ENTRE LE ROI ET LE ROI DE LA GRANDE-BRETAGNE, CONCLU A VERSAILLES LE 3 SEPTEMBER 1783

      Paris: de l&#39;Imprimerie Royale, 1783.. 35pp. Quarto. Later marbled boards, leather label. Fine, untrimmed. The official French printing of the final treaty of peace between France and England in the American War of Independence, concluded Sept. 3, 1783, the same day as the final peace between the other powers in the conflict. Because of the French naval setbacks in 1782, the treaty resulted in little territorial loss for England, and the powers returned each other&#39;s Caribbean possessions. Furthermore, England&#39;s claims to Newfoundland were maintained, and mutual fishing rights off the Canadian coast were agreed upon. The NUC and OCLC together locate nine copies of this scarce printing. DAVENPORT 171. SABIN 96557. OCLC 25450771, 21984761.

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        SUPPLEMENT A LA GAZETTE. DU VENDREDI 5 SEPTEMBRE 1783

      Paris: de l&#39;Imprimerie Royale, 1783.. Quarto broadside. Bound into later marbled boards, leather label. Very good. A supplement to the ROYAL GAZETTE, announcing that the peace treaties had been signed between France, Spain, England, and the United States. No copies listed on OCLC. Rare.

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        Epidendrum Defmoueux. Nobis, La Desmoueux

      Paris: Chez l&#39;auteur. Le Jardin d&#39;Eden., 1783.. VI. Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition Size: 20.5 x 33 cm. (8 x 13 inches) This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz&#39;s &#39;Le Jardin d&#39;Eden, le Paradis Terrestre renouvelle dans le Jardin de la Reine a Trianon&#39; in Pierre Buchoz&#39;s supplement to the work Collection des Plantes les plus rares, qui se trouvent dans les deux Hemispheres. Buchoz or Buc&#39;hoz (1731-1807) was born in Metz. At the age of 28, he was appointed physician to the King of Poland, but left his post to pursue his interest in botany. The plants are from the queens garden in the Tuileries.

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        RECUEIL PRÉCIEUX DE LA MAÇONNERIE ADONHIRAMITE. PAR UN CHEVALIER DE TOUS LES ORDRES MAÇONIQUES.

      Philadelphie, chez Philarèthe 1783 - 2 volumi legati assieme in-12°, piena pelle coeva. (4), 115 pp., 1 tavola f.t.; (4), 147, (3) pp. Edizione rarissima. Wolfsstieg, 33380. Fesch, 719: > (Unito:) La vraie Maçonerie d' adoption. suive de contienes maçonniares. Dedié aux Dames. Philadelphie, Philarèthe, 1783. 142, (2) pp. Wolfstieg, Erganzungsband, 10995. Fesch, 723. Opere molto rare. www.libreriabrighenti.it [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage aux Iles de Lipari fait en 1781 ou notices sur les Iles Aeoliennes, pour servir a l'histoire des volcans; suivi d'un memoire sur les especes de volcan d'air, d'une autre sur la temperature du climat de Malthe, sur la difference de la chaleur reelle & de la chaleur sensible.

      . Paris, Rue Hotel Serpente, 1783. 8vo. viii, 208 pp., one wood-engraved floral text vignette. Original paper boards, 20th century quarter paper spine with printed paper label.* Rare first edition of one of the author's most important books, which deals with the volcanoes of the Lipari Islands in southern Italy. DSB: "Dolomieu (1750-1801), the eponym of the Alpine region (which is largely composed of dolomite) was known primarily for his studies of volcanic substances and regions; among his related interests were earthquakes, the structure of mountain ranges, the classification of rocks, and the fashion in which chemical and mineralogical studies could be applied to historical interpretation of the earth." Dolomieu was the first to study the lavas, loose ejecta, and sublimations (i.e., the products of volcanoes), and to compare these with other rocks. He confirmed the igneous origin of basalt and supported the proposition that volcanic products constitute a significant proportion of the earth's feature. Firs few leaves marginally damp stained, otherwise a very good copy. DSB IV p.150; Ward and Carozzi, 668..

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        Examen maritime, théorique et pratique, ou Traité de mécanique, appliqué à la construction et à la man&#156;uvre des vaisseaux & autres bâtiments.

      Nantes, chez l'auteur, Augustin-Jean Malassis, Despilly, 1783. 1783 - 2 vol. in-4° (264 x 206 mm.) de : I. xii pp. (Faux-titre, Titre, Dédicace au Marquis de Castries, Extraits des Registres de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, Privilège, Préface du Traducteur), 396, 14 (Table des matières) pp. 5 planches dépliantes in-fine ; II. [1] f. (Titre), 364, 20 (Table des matières) pp. 9 planches dépliantes in-fine. Soit 14 planches au total. Plein veau tacheté d'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et brun, tranches rouges. (Discrètes restaurations aux coiffes et aux coins. Quelques erreurs de pagination sans incidence sur le texte. Rousseurs aux 3 dernières planches, trace de mouillure à la marge inférieure, avec petit manque en partie comblé). Première édition française de cette importante contribution aux sciences nautiques, due au géomètre et officier de marine Jorge Juan Y Santacilla (EO : Madrid, 1771). Il participa notamment à la célèbre expédition franco-espagnole au Pérou en 1735 pour mesurer l'arc du méridien proche de l'Equateur. Il fonda quelques années plus tard l'observatoire astronomique de Cadiz. "La combinaison de l'érudition et de l'expérience permit à Juan, dans son Examen maritimo, de fournir une base solide pour l'amélioration des sciences maritimes, de réfuter des théories empiriques en matière de navigation, et d'établir des principes fondamentaux d'architecture navale. L'ouvrage est une application estimable de la mécanique à la science navale." (DSB). La présente édition française est enrichie d'importantes additions dues à son traducteur, l'hydrographe français Pierre Lévêque (1746-1814). (World Cat ne référence que cinq exemplaires dans les bibliothèques à travers le monde : deux en France, deux en Suisse et un en Allemagne). Bel exemplaire de ce très rare ouvrage. 2 vols. 4to. I. 5 folding plates. II. 9 folding plates. Contemporary calf. First French edition of this important contribution to naval science by Spanish geometrician and naval officer, Jorge Juan Y Santacilla, originally published in Spanish at Madrid in 1771. Among other notable accomplishments the author participated in the famous joint French-Spanish expedition to Peru in 1735 to measure an arc of the meridian near the equator, founded the astronomical observatory at Cadiz, and established the Friendly Literary Society, the forerunner of the Royal Society of Sciences of Madrid. "His combination of theoretical learning and practical experience enabled Juan, in his Examen maritimo, to provide a considerable base for the improvement of naval science, to refute several empirical theories of navigation, and to establish the fundamental principles of naval architecture. The book is a valuable application of mechanics to naval science." (DSB) The French edition contains significant additions by the translator, French hydrographer, Pierre Lévêque [1746-1814]. Brunet, III-591 ; Polak n°4783.

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        Prontuario Artístico ó Diccionario Manual De Las Bellas Artes

      Viuda De Escribano, Madrid 1783 - Pintura, escultura,arquitectura, grabado.con la descripción de sus más principales asuntos----por .presbítero Dignidad de la Santa Iglesia de Pamplona1 Hoja, VIII-419 pgs.Encuadernación en plena piel de época-pasta española- tejuelo, hierros, cortes tintados , guardas con aguas.Buen papel 21x15 Cm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DIZIONARIO di CHIMICA Tradotto dal Francese, e corredato di note, e di nuovi Articoli

      Nella Stamperia del R.I. Monastero di S. Salvatore Per Giuseppe Bianchi, PAVIA 1783 - Volumi in-8° 210x140 mm., legatura coeva in piena pergamena con tassello e titoli in oro al dorso e tagli decorati a spruzzo, bell'esemplare completo in ottimo stato di conservazione con minimi difetti. Opera molto rara completa in nove parti in otto volumi in piena pergamena coeva, con tre grandi tavole sinottiche ripiegate e due tavole f.t. raffiguranti una bilancia e i simboli chimici. Vari argomenti trattati : Farmacia, Storia Naturale, Medicina, Arti, Alchimia, Chimica, Pozioni, Oli . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dissertation théologique sur les intérêts de l'argent placé à jour, chez les négocians et autres personnes qui le font valoir.

      Paris, Rue et Hôtel Serpente 1783 - A Paris, Rue et Hôtel Serpente, 1783. Small 8vo; pp. VI, 7-117, (1) errata + (2) approbation et privilège; inserted between the erratas and the privilège are 8 leaves from the "Mercure de France" in the same format with a review of the book "Théorie de l'intérêt de l'argent, tiré des principes du droit naturel." by Turgot, Rulié et Gouttes, contemp. full claf binding, spine with simple floral gilding, no gilt lettering or lettering-piece, boards with gilt ornamental border, spine with two tiny worm holes, foot of spine partly chipped, a few leaves with light traces of humidity in lower margin, some slight browning in places, extremities bumped, the ex libris to front past-down (M.Monpoint, Chanoine) indicates that this is a copy in a private binding from the library of a canon. Rare first edition of this essay replying to the ecyclical "vix pervenit", issued by Benedict XIV in 1745. The Abbé Ruel was apostolic prefect of the French colonies in the tropics. According to INED 3993 Ruel regards investments with persons wishing to acquire land or with traders as fair and just. As these loans are not for consumtion they are not usurious, and it would be of great benefit to authorize them. Barbier I, 1089, Masui 597, INED 3993 (second ed.) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Village a Poem in Two Books

      London: J. Dodsley, 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&#39;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:&#39;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&#39;.

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        A Criticism on the Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard. Being a Continuation of Dr. Johnson's Criticism on the Poem of Gray. Second Edition

      Printed for John Ballantyne for Longman Hurst Rees and Orme London. Second edition; the first was published in 1783.. Bookseller's description pasted to the front paste-down; slight foxing; boards a little worn, with some loss at the head of the spine; very good copy.. NCBEL II, 580 & 1153; cf Rothschild 2624; Courtney, page 138. 8vo, original gray boards and printed paper label, untrimmed. An imitation (or parody of sorts) of Johnson's criticism of the poetry of Thomas Gray, written as if it were by Johnson himself. Soon after publication it was discovered this was the work of a professor of Greek at Glasgow, John Young (1750-1820). Boswell said it was "the most perfect imitation of Johnson." Inscribed in ink on the front free endpaper ?Pat. Stuart / By Professor Young of Glasgow.? Leather bookplate of Arthur Gordon Ripley, Denver, on the front paste-down.

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        Oeuvres de Le Sage, composée de Le Théâtre de la foire ou L'Opéra comique (3 volumes), et du Théâtre français (1 volume) EXEMPLAIRE DE LAETITIA BONAPARTE

      A Amsterdam, & se trouve à Paris, Rue et Hôtel Serpente 1783 - Livre ancien Intéressante provenance pour cet exemplaire des oeuvres de Le Sage, aux armes du Duc de Montmorency, émigré sous la Révolution à Munster, dont la bibliothèque fut dispersée. L'exemplaire passa dans la bibliothèque de Laetitia Bonaparte, mère de Napoléon Ier, puis dans celle de Robert de Billy (1869-1953), ambassadeur français et ami de Marcel Proust. Trois provenances prestigieuses et rares qui rendent cet exemplaire remarquable. Condition : 4 volumes in-8, en plein-veau marbré, dos à 5 nerfs orné de fleurons, pièce de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge, filet doré en encadrement des plats, frappés aux armes de Anne-Léon II de Montmorency (Olivier planche 810 fer 1) illustrés de 8 gravures. Ex-libris manuscrit Laetitia Bonaparte répété sur chacun des volumes ; ex-libris Robert de Billy. Mouillures et quelques défauts. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: L'Oeil de Mercure]
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        Nouveau Voyage à la Mer du Sud , commencé sous les ordres de M. Marion... On a joint à ce voyage un Extrait de celui de M. de Surville dans les mêmes Parages

      Paris: Barrois l&#39;aîné, 1783. Octavo, with seven plates (including two maps, one folding); contemporary French mottled calf, slightly rubbed but a handsome copy, flat spine gilt in compartments. The French visit New Zealand and Tasmania. A lovely copy of this rare book, important for both New Zealand and Tasmania: it gives the first narrative of two significant voyages to the Pacific, including the first and second French visits to New Zealand and the first French visit to Tasmania. &#39;An exceedingly rare item… [it is] seldom available…&#39; (Davidson). Edited by the Abbé Rochon, the main part of the book gives the only original printed account of the expedition of Marion-Dufresne, commanded by Crozet after his captain&#39;s death. This was the only form in which the voyage was published; it did not appear in English until H. Ling Roth&#39;s translation of 1891 ({i Crozet&#39;s Voyage to Tasmania, New Zealand… in 1771-1772}). The expedition originally set out as a deliberate sequel to Bougainville&#39;s, including the plan of returning Autourou, brought to France by Bougainville, to his Tahitian homeland; however he died on the voyage. Their other instructions were to search for "Terra Australis": they actually discovered the Crozet Islands, visited Tasmania, exploring and mapping some of its southern coast and making the first French contact with the Tasmanian Aborigines. They then made a lengthy stay in New Zealand, where after the massacre at the Bay of Islands (when the commander and about twenty other members of the voyage were killed by Maoris) Crozet took over the command. Unaware of Cook&#39;s priority, the French laid claim to both Tasmania and New Zealand. &#39;Crozet&#39;s narrative, apart from the drama of its story, has much careful observation on Maori life and custom and, with the reports of Cook and his officers, was virtually the only source material available for 40 years…&#39; ({i New Zealand National Bibliography}). The book also includes as a postscript the first printed account of the earlier voyage of Jean-François de Surville, in which de Surville&#39;s ship reached the New Zealand coast and in fact just missed meeting Cook in the {i Endeavour.} At that point de Surville and Cook were the first European visitors to New Zealand since Tasman&#39;s charting of part of the coastline in 1642. The only other early account of the de Surville voyage was published some time later (Monneron, {i Voyage des Indes au Perou}, Paris, 1791). Much has been made recently of de Surville&#39;s voyage since the publication by Geoffrey Blainey of his {i Sea of Dangers: Captain Cook and his rivals }which emphasised the part played by chance in Cook rather than de Surville having discovered the east coast of Australia. Cook was told of de Surville&#39;s voyage only on the journey home when he met Crozet at the Cape. The engravings that illustrate the work include four fine portraits of Maoris as well as a folding map of De Surville&#39;s discoveries and small maps of Marion-Dufresne&#39;s discoveries both in New Zealand and Tasmania.

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        Nouveau Voyage à la Mer du Sud , commencé sous les ordres de M. Marion. On a joint à ce voyage un Extrait de celui de M. de Surville dans les mêmes Parages

      Barrois l'aîné, Paris 1783 - Octavo, with seven plates (including two maps, one folding); contemporary French mottled calf, slightly rubbed but a handsome copy, flat spine gilt in compartments. The French visit New Zealand and Tasmania. A lovely copy of this rare book, important for both New Zealand and Tasmania: it gives the first narrative of two significant voyages to the Pacific, including the first and second French visits to New Zealand and the first French visit to Tasmania. 'An exceedingly rare item? [it is] seldom available?' (Davidson). Edited by the Abbé Rochon, the main part of the book gives the only original printed account of the expedition of Marion-Dufresne, commanded by Crozet after his captain's death. This was the only form in which the voyage was published; it did not appear in English until H. Ling Roth's translation of 1891 (Crozet's Voyage to Tasmania, New Zealand? in 1771-1772). The expedition originally set out as a deliberate sequel to Bougainville's, including the plan of returning Autourou, brought to France by Bougainville, to his Tahitian homeland; however he died on the voyage. Their other instructions were to search for "Terra Australis": they actually discovered the Crozet Islands, visited Tasmania, exploring and mapping some of its southern coast and making the first French contact with the Tasmanian Aborigines. They then made a lengthy stay in New Zealand, where after the massacre at the Bay of Islands (when the commander and about twenty other members of the voyage were killed by Maoris) Crozet took over the command. Unaware of Cook's priority, the French laid claim to both Tasmania and New Zealand. 'Crozet's narrative, apart from the drama of its story, has much careful observation on Maori life and custom and, with the reports of Cook and his officers, was virtually the only source material available for 40 years?' (New Zealand National Bibliography). The book also includes as a postscript the first printed account of the earlier voyage of Jean-François de Surville, in which de Surville's ship reached the New Zealand coast and in fact just missed meeting Cook in the Endeavour. At that point de Surville and Cook were the first European visitors to New Zealand since Tasman's charting of part of the coastline in 1642. The only other early account of the de Surville voyage was published some time later (Monneron, Voyage des Indes au Perou, Paris, 1791). Much has been made recently of de Surville's voyage since the publication by Geoffrey Blainey of his Sea of Dangers: Captain Cook and his rivals which emphasised the part played by chance in Cook rather than de Surville having discovered the east coast of Australia. Cook was told of de Surville's voyage only on the journey home when he met Crozet at the Cape. The engravings that illustrate the work include four fine portraits of Maoris as well as a folding map of De Surville's discoveries and small maps of Marion-Dufresne's discoveries both in New Zealand and Tasmania. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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