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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]

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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]

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        Bibliotheca Topographica Britannica No XVII, XVIII, XXI, XXIII, XXIV, XXV. Warwick, Reculver & Herne, Eccleshal Manor & Lichfield House, Hawsted Suffolk,Roman Roads Through Coritani or Derby, Textus Roffensis & Mr Elstob. ( Drury & Clopton Family Trees)

      J. Nichols Printer to The Society of Antiquaries., London 1783 - 162 + 20 + 247 + 59 + 47. The first 2 numbers being paginated as one. Cover worn at extremeties & cracking/ed hinges but all still well bound by the strings. Interior in nice clean condition. All plates & fold out pedigrees good. Armorial bookplate inside cover. Spine has part of title label left & the number 5, probably being the 5th bound thus. Page edges green. Weighs 1.8kg. Picture of this book available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesammelte Schriften.

      mit von Baumeisterischen Schriften, Wien 1783 - 1783-1787. 10 Bände. Ldr. mit reicher Rückengoldprägung. Mit gest. Porträt. Einbände teils stärker berieben, teils mit Läsuren und kleineren Fehlstellen im Leder, Rücken unten mit Spuren entfernter Signaturschilder, 1 Rückenschild fehlt, Titelblatt jeweils mit Bib-Stempel und Eintrag von alter Hand "Bibliothecae Collegii Josephini Scholarum Piarum Viennae", innen sehr gute Exemplare der seltenen und hier vollständigen Gesamtausgabe 8500 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Art of Painting of Charles Alphonse du Fresnoy.with annotations by Sir Joshua Reynolds

      A.Ward, York 1783 - Quarto (21 by 27 cms). pp 213. Recently rebound in half leather (light brown). Raised bands to spine. Gilt lines to bands. Blind tooling to leather on boards. Silk page marker. Contents clean and unfoxed. A fine item [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        RELATION DÉTAILLÉE DE LA CAMPAGNE DE M. LE COMMANDEUR DE SUFFREN, DANS L'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's actions against Sir Edward Hughes' 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'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's decision to end the war with the colonies. Suffren had previously been attached to the comte D'Estaing'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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        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 .

      Robert Bell,, Philadelphia: 1783 - Most interesting for the 4 pp of advertisements, which include the announcement for sale of Captain Cook's 1st, 2nd & 3rd voyage, at $4, $16, and $2 respectively. Bell published numerous editions of Thomas Paine's works, and others on the American Revolution. His advertised offer of Cook's 3 voyages appears to be somewhat of an exaggeration - he did publish the first American publication of Cook's 3rd voyage in 1783, which was a reprint of Rickman's account of the 3rd voyage, 1st published in London in 1781. The edition was disparaged in the Gentleman'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's Book-store, near St. Paul's Church, in Third Street, Philadelphia." It is also notable that Cook'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 'Cassius', who is supposed to have been Aedanus Burke, one of the Chief Justices of South Carolina, whose pamphlet formed the basis of Mirabeau'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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Anatomische Kupfertafeln nebst dazugehörigen Erklärungen.

      G.J. Decker und Heinrich Rottmann (Heft 5 und 6)., Berlin und Leipzig, 1783 - 6 Hefte in 1 Band + Atlasband. Berlin und Leipzig, G.J. Decker und Heinrich Rottmann (Heft 5 und 6). 1783-1794. 4° bzw. Folio. Zusammen ca. 340 Textseiten. Mit 66 (6 doppelblattgross) gestochenen Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. Wellcome IV, 89. - Blake 294. - Hirsch-H. IV, 130. - Das Werk umfasst in 6 Heften, die auch einzeln bezogen werden konnten: 1: Von den allgemeinen Decken, Knochen, und vorzüglichsten dazugehörigen Bändern. - 2: Von den Muskeln und Muskelbändern. - 3: Von den Eingeweiden und den dazugehörigen Muskeln und Bändern. - 4: Von den Sinnwerkzeugen und Brüsten. - 5. und 6: Von den Erläuterungen des Nervensystems. - Tafelband durchgehend fingerfleckig. Fliegender Vorsatz mit grösserem Eckausschnitt. Die Tafeln aber sonst meist sauber. Textband ohne den vorderen fliegenden Vorsatz. Einband des Tafelbandes stark bestossen und berieben. Rückenkanten angeplatzt. Buchblock gelockert. Textband beschabt. Sprache: N Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und floraler Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Historia crítica de España y de la cultura española

      Antonio de Sancha 1783-1805, Madrid - 20 vols. Encuadernación homogénea de época en piel jaspeada, lomo con cinco nervios y profusión de hierros dorados con motivos florales; doble tejuelo, rojo y verde: historia critica de españa, cantos también dorados [taller de Sancha].Magnífico ejemplar con preciosa encuadernación de época.Caracterizada por su espíritu crítico, por su lúcida narración y por ofrecer una visión muy abierta para el momento, es obra ampliamente apreciada y que aún hoy se puede decir no ha quedado obsoleta.Palau: ". es obra apreciada por los estudiosos y siempre se consulta con fruto."Soberbio ejemplar, muy limpio y con todos sus márgenes. Palau, 157062 & 157063; Salvá, 3040

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        NOTES SUR LE GENIE, LA DISCIPLINE MILITAIRE ET LA TACTIQUE DES EGYPTIENS, GRECS, ROIS D'ASIE, CARTHAGINOIS ET DES ROMAINS

      1783 - reliure plein veau brun marbré (binding full calfskin) in-quarto carré, dos très légèrement défraîchi (spine lightly faded) - roulettes sur les 5 nerfs (fillets on the raised bands) - entre-nerfs à fleuron avec des petits fers isolés en remplissage et des feuillages exécutés aux filets courbes aux angles dans un encadrement à filet simple - pièce de titre sur fond grenat avec filet or (label of title with gilt line), premier plat - petites épidermures (front cover with small scratches), filet sur les coupes (gilt line on the cuts) - manque de dorure (blurred gilding), tranches peignées (painting edges), marque-page en tissu (bookmark in tissue), pages de garde peignées à motif "coquille sur fond caillouté" (painting flyleaf), texte à manchette (marginal note), illustrations : 48 planches hors-texte in fine (plates full page engraving at rear), XX+294 pages avec Approbation & Privilège du Roi, 1783 à Paris Chez Lottin l&#146;Aîné Imprimeur et Chez Cellot Libraire, avec la relation raisonnée des principales expéditions militaires de ces peuples guerriers, enrichies d'une Table chronologique - Dédiées à Monsieur Frère du Roi - bon état malgré le petit défaut signalé (very good condition in spite of the small defect indicated) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN COOK AND CAPTAIN CLERKE In His Majesty&#146;s Ships Resolution and Discovery, During the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780; In Search of a North West Passage between the Continents of Asia and America

      London: printed for G. Robinson, Pater-noster Row; J. Sewell, et al., 1783. Title continues "Including a Faithful Account of all their Discoveries, and the Unfortunate Death of Captain Cook. Illustrated with A Chart and a Variety of Cuts." A fine copy of the second edition, complete in two volumes, published just one year after the first. Pp. vol. I: [xii]368 [ii],; vol. II: [viii], 347[ii]. With original folding chart and 21 engraved plates, which include views of the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska and the Northwest, as well as many portraits of islanders. Full contemporary tree calf, with original gilt lettered red title and vol. number labels to the spines, gilt dentelles. Bindings very good with slight general wear and rubbing only. Contents very good and tight, no inscriptions, contemporary ink spot to title page of vol. I, very short professionally repaired tear at place of attachment to chart, otherwise chart clean and crisp. A superb clean, crisp copy in a fine contemporary binding. Ellis was the assistant surgeon to both vessles and "gives quite a good history of the expedition" (Hill, 95). The first editiion of Ellis&#39; account was published two years before the official narrative and this second edition was published just one year after the first so still preceding the official account and Samwell&#39;s account. According to Hill this second edition "follows the first practically without alteration, with exception of the title-pages" "The fine plates are among the earliest published on the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska and the Northwest" (Hill, 95) A fine copy. (Sabin 22333; Holmes 42). Second Edition. Full Leather. Fine. 8vo.

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        Oeuvres de Cicéron, traduction nouvelle

      Paris, chez Moutard 1783 - 6 volumes in-12, plein veau, dos à 5 nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison, caisons avec fleurons et encadrements dorés, tranches rouges, filet doré sur les coupes, organisés comme suit : tome I & II : Oeuvres de Rhétoriques (656 & 752 pp.), traduction de J. N. Demeunier, et tome III à VI : Oraisons (517 & 502 & 600 & 507 pp.), tradiction de J. M. B. Clément, E.O. des traductions ; à peine quelques incidents sans gravité aux reliures (not. à la coiffe supérieur des tome I et IV, à peine déchirées), très bel état pour ce bel ensembvle. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Trattato teorico-pratico circa la divisione degli incrementi fluviali. Ossia il Terzo, e Quarto Libro della Prima Parte dell'opera di Gio Battista Barattieri preceduti da un discorso preliminare e corredati di annotazioni da Francesco Sartorio ingegnere piacentino.

      presso Giuseppe Tedeschi,, Piacenza, 1783 - Cm. 27, pp. xvi, 203 (1). Con 4 belle tavole incise in rame e ripiegate fuori testo. Leg. strettamente coeva in cart. alla rustica con nervi passanti. Il volume è inoltre conservato in una elegante custodia in mezzo marocchino con titoli in oro al dorso. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Ampia dissertazione in cui si analizzano, prevalentemente dal punto di vista giuridico e tecnico, gli avvenimenti relativi alle inondazioni. La trattazione e le tavole prendono esempio dal Po e dal territorio piacentino Cfr. Riccardi, I, p. 74. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England. In Four Books. The Ninth Edition, With the Last Corrections of the Author; and Continued to the Present Time, By Ri. Burn, LL.D. Four Volumes. Eller 14

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; T. Cadell, in the Strand [etc.], 1783. Contemporary tree calf, the spines elaborately extra-gilt, lightly rubbed and chipped, but altogether quite an appealing, even gorgeous set The closest we come to Blackstone&#39;s "received text", incorporating the manuscript corrections in his hand found in his own copy, becoming the edition, in the words of William Hammond, from which "most of the current editions are printed

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        ESSAIS PHILOSOPHIQUES SUR LES MOEURS DE DIVERS ANIMAUX ETRANGERS, AVEC DES OBSERVATIONS RELATIVES AUX PRINCIPES & USAGES DE PLUSIEURS PEUPLES. OU EXTRAITS DES VOYAGES DE M***. EN ASIE. PARIS. COUTURIER. TILLIARD. 1783.

      1783 - IN-8 (13,5 X 20 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (10) + VIII ET 430 PAGES (PAGINEES 3 A 430 D'ORIGINE), RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN HAVANE, ROULETTE DOREE SUR COUPES, TRANCHES ROUGES. ILLUSTRE D'UN FRONTISPICE GRAVE PAR DE LAUNAY D'APRES MARILLIER. EDITION ORIGINALE. (BARBIER. II. 276). RAJOUT MANUSCRIT D'EPOQUE A L'ENCRE NOIRE SUR LE FEUILLET DE FAUX-TITRE : "PAR M. D'OPSONVILLE QUE JE VIENS DE VOIR A PARIS. 1786". EX-LIBRIS MANUSCRIT D'EPOQUE SUR LE FEUILLET DE TITRE : "RIVET". (SMYRNE, ALEP, BAGDAD, INDE). PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS, DONT PETITE FENTE SUR UNE CHARNIERE, SINON BEL EXEMPLAIRE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ERROTIKA BIBLION

      1783 - un volume, reliure demi-chagrin marron-clair in-octavo (binding half shagreen in-octavo) (13,5 x 21 cm), reliure tardive (fin 19ème), dos à nerfs (spine with raised bands), décoration à filets mates (matt lines), titre frappé or (gilt title), papier peigné aux plats (cover with painting paper), toutes tranches lisses (all smooth edges), jaspées (all marbled edges), Sur la page de titre figurent les épigraphes grecque et latine ainsi qu&#146;une vignette formée d&#146;attributs artistiques et scientifiques gravée sur bois en noir (engraving wood), sans illustrations, iv+192 pages, MDCCLXXXIII (1783) Rome (imprimée à Neuchâtel par Fauche, Fabre et Vitel) de l'Imprimerie du Vatican Editeur, Catalogue des ouvrages mis à l'Index -Ce livre à été écrit durant l'emprisonnement de Mirabeau au donjon de Vincennes : entre 14 mai 1777 et le 8 juin 1780. L'Erotika Biblion a été édité en 1782 ou 1783, à Neufchâtel ; l'ouvrage est divisé en onze parties, les chapitres sont masqués sous des titres en hébreu ou grec ou chaque chapitre traite d&#146;une perverssion sexuelle : Anagogie ; l'Anélytroïde ; l'Ischa ; la Toproïde ; le Thalaba (sodomie) ; l'Anandryne ; (homosexualité féminine) ; l'Akropodie (la circoncision) ; Kadhésch ; Béhémah ; L&#146;Anoscopie ; la Linguanmanie.Mirabeau montre ici une grande érudition pour les langues mortes ; les chapitres sont tirés de l'Ancien Testament et démontrent que les peuples de l'antiquité étaient plus pervertis encore (nous sommes en 1783). Dès sa parution, l&#146;ouvrage fut condamné à la destruction par un jugement qui fut confirmé en 1826 et en 1869. Toujours est-il que l&#146;autodafé n&#146;a en fait pas complètement fait disparaître l&#146;édition. Des exemplaires ont échappé à la destruction. On laisse entendre qu&#146;il n&#146;en subsisterait qu&#146;à peine une quinzaine. Rien n&#146;est certain, nous n&#146;en avons toutefois croisé depuis 1892 jusqu&#146;à aujourd&#146;hui, à peine une dizaine. Les comptes ne sont donc pas faits.RARISSIME.en bon état (very good condition). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Errotika biblion.

      de l'imprimerie du Vatican, Rome [i.e., Paris or Neuchatel] 1783 - First edition, 8vo, pp. iv, 192; title-page vignette; bound in modern dark brown morocco gilt, a.e.g., by Wood; light wear, a few contemporary manuscript notes, fine. A compendium of curiosities culled from ancient writings in an effort to present indelicate subjects such as onanism, tribadism, etc. in a manner acceptable to the general public. Written while Mirabeau was imprisoned in the castle of Vincennes, the book was, according to Kearney, pursued with such vigor by the authorities that only fourteen copies of the first edition have survived. While the number given is inaccurate, the first edition is scarce. Following a second edition of 1792, Errotika was included in the Papal Index of prohibited books. "A further edition was ordered to be destroyed in 1826 by the Royal Court of Paris, and for 'outrages against public morality and good manners' there were two other prosecutions, in 1856 and 1868," (Kearney). The book was published in several subsequent editions and was included by Apollinaire, along with some of Mirabeau's other prison writings, in his scholarly edition of 1910, issued in the Bibliotheque des Curieux series. Barbier II, 172. Graesse IV, 535. Kearney, Private Case 1190. Kearney, Erotic Literature, p. 80. Not in Brunet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Storia di America [The History of America, in Italian, with 4 hand-colored maps]

      Nella stamperia Gatti a spese di Leonardo e Giammaria Fratelli Bassaglia MDCCLXXXIII [1783], In Venezia [Venice] - Second Venice Edition (first Venice edition published 1778) of Antonio Pillori's translation of The history of America (London, 1777), Books I-VIII (complete), on the discovery of America and the conquest of Mexico and Peru. A remarkably fresh, uncut set, complete in four volumes as issued, with all four folding maps colored by a contemporary hand (as with the John Carter Brown Library copy). 8vo: xxiv,240pp, with frontispiece portrait of Columbus and large folding map of the Gulf of Mexico showing Florida, Cuba, Jamaica and farther Caribbean islands; [2],5-328pp, including frontispiece portrait of Bartolomé de las Casas and large folding map of South America; [2],3-359 [p 181 misnumbered "281"; p 304, "204"],[1]pp, with frontispiece portrait of Hernán Cortés and folding map of Mexico; [4],295,[1]pp, with frontispiece portrait of Francisco Pizarro and large folding map of Middle America. Original paper-case bindings with yapped edges and manuscript titles and volume numbers to head of each spine, the text block sewn on tawed tongs (vol. iv with modern replacements). Worming to upper cover, portrait, title page, and map margins of vol. iv now expertly restored by a paper conservationist. Borba de Moraes 740 (for first English edition). "By the autumn of 1769," according to the ODNB, Robertson "began withdrawing books on America from the [Edinburgh] university library. As originally conceived, [his] project was to include the history of Spanish, Portuguese, and British colonization, though Robertson chose first to concentrate on the Spanish, which stemmed most naturally from his study of Charles V. His original intention was to complete the full history of colonization before going to press, but he decided to publish the sixteenth-century Spanish portion alone following the outbreak of hostilities with the British colonies in 1776 . . . On 28 May 1777 the History of America was published in two volumes by Strahan and Cadell in London and by Balfour in Edinburgh to a very positive reception. Its success was even more marked on the continent, where it was considered Robertson's masterpiece . . . With its dramatic sweep of narrative, combined with a provocative confrontation of two very different stages of civilization [Spanish and Native American] and a prose that was more flexible and evocative than that of his earlier books, the History of America is often regarded as Robertson's most interesting, original, and even Romantic work." Borba de Moraes credits Roberston writing the "first history of the discovery and Spanish conquest of America based on ample bibliographical information and documents . . . " N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Select Collection of English Songs (3 vols)

      J Johnson, St Pauls Church-yard, London. 1783 - VG+, 1st ed, 1 plate, 19 illustrations, 3 vols, 377 songs. In contemporary tree calf boards, decorative gilt edge tooling, edges a little rubbed. New spines, to style, decorative gilt and blind tooling, titles in gilt to red and green morocco labels. Internally, gilt tooling to board edges, ink initials to fpds, text block edges yellowed. Vol 1, B&W frontis, [2], [1], (ii-lxxii), [2], [1], 2-264 pp, 11 vignettes, 226 songs, small binders label to epd. Vol 2, half title, [6], [1], 2-342 pp, 7 vignettes, 151 songs, [17] index vol 1 & 2, [6] author index, [9] corrections. Vol 3, half title, not paginated, signatures, [8]. 1 vignette, A2-K7, A1-I8. Vol 1 & 2 containing: LOve Songs, Drinking Songs, Miscellaneous Songs, Ancient Ballads, with Vol 3 containing the Airs to these songs. (ESTC T145845. Deakin 52. Lowndes 2098. Allibone 1812. Brunet 1315). Ritson, antiquary published several anthologies which were broad in scope, including his Select Collection of English Songs in 1783. In this work his characteristic bitterness cropped up once again, and the preface on the origin and progress of national song featured a vehement attack on Bishop Thomas Percy, the compiler of the Reliques of Ancient English Poetry. While Ritson admitted that Percy's work had its merits, he also accused him of having included forged or garbled versions of many ballads. See ODNB. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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