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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]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am St. Vith]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Goldcrestbooks]
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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).

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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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

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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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’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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Guimard]
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        AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN COOK AND CAPTAIN CLERKE In His Majesty’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' 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'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.

      [Bookseller: Loe Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Abraxas-libris]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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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'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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Château de Capens]
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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’une vignette formée d’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’une perverssion sexuelle : Anagogie ; l'Anélytroïde ; l'Ischa ; la Toproïde ; le Thalaba (sodomie) ; l'Anandryne ; (homosexualité féminine) ; l'Akropodie (la circoncision) ; Kadhésch ; Béhémah ; L’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’ouvrage fut condamné à la destruction par un jugement qui fut confirmé en 1826 et en 1869. Toujours est-il que l’autodafé n’a en fait pas complètement fait disparaître l’édition. Des exemplaires ont échappé à la destruction. On laisse entendre qu’il n’en subsisterait qu’à peine une quinzaine. Rien n’est certain, nous n’en avons toutefois croisé depuis 1892 jusqu’à aujourd’hui, à peine une dizaine. Les comptes ne sont donc pas faits.RARISSIME.en bon état (very good condition). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Guimard]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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        Histoire de la derniere Révolution de Suede, contenant: Le récit de ce qui s'eft paffé dans les trois derniers DIE TES, & un Précis de l'Histoire de Suede, dans lequel on développe les véritables causes de cet événement / Précédée D'une Introduction fur le fort de la Liberté civile & politique en Europe; Traduit de l'anglois de CHARLES-FRANÇOIS SHERIDIAN; Ecuyer de LINCOLN'S - INN, Secrétaire de l'Envoyé de la Grande-Bretagne en Suede

      - Londres, 1783.- IV,446 p.; 8º mayor (20 cm.); Plena Piel época.- Tiene una ténue marca de humedad en la mitad interna del margen superior, que no toca texto y la encuadernación ha sido restaurada de pequeñas rozaduras en bordes y esquinas. La lomera tiene una pequeña falta de piel al pie. Pero muy buen estado en general. Sheridan, escritor y político, nació en Dublin el mes de junio de 1750. Su padre se ocupó de enseñarle elocuencia y hacerle un excelente orador. En mayo de 1772 fue enviado como secretario a la Embajada Británica en Suécia durante tres años , siendo testigo excepcional de los turbulentos acontecimientos políticos de ese país. Escribió una "Historia de la Revolución en Suécia (London, 1778); más tarde y también en Londres (1783) volvió a ser editada, pero esta vez escrita en francés [QUE ES LA QUE OFRECEMOS]. Fue obteniendo notoriedad llegando a ser miembro del Parlamento irlandés. En 1779 publicó en Dublin "Observaciones", relativo a los derechos de los irlandeses a legislar por sí mismos. En 1793 publicó un "Ensayo sobre los verdaderos Principios de la Libertad Civil y Gobierno Libre. De salud deficiente, murió en Tunbridge Wells en 24 de Junio de 1806, dejando viuda y varios hijos. Livre en français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Miguel Miranda, AILA ILAB]
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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.

      Chez Eugène Onfroy, Paris 1783 - Ouvrage nécessaire aux propriétaires des terres, aux régisseurs, aux amateurs, aux cultivateurs de tout genre, & à tous ceux qui habitent la campagne. 1783 A Paris, Chez Eugène Onfroy. Trois volumes in-12, reliure d'époque, plein veau raciné. filet autour des plats, dos à nerfs orné, caissons dorés avec motif floral, pièces de titre et de tomaison, coupes filetées, tranches rouges. TOME I : XXXIX (dont faux-titre, titre), errata, 597 pages ; TOME II : faux-titre, titre, VIII-590 pages ; TOME III : VIII (dont faux-titre, titre et errata), 413 pages, 1 tableau dépliant (Plan de la distribution des fleurs des parterres suivant les saisons) p. 261, 2 pages non chiffrées (approbation permission), 8 pages (catalogue libraire). Contient différentes parties : I. Observations générales sur l'agriculture et le jardinage - Manuel pour le laboureur. L'année du laboureur II. Addition au Manuel du laboureur - Manuel du jardinier légumiste ou marager. L'année du jardinier marager. L'année du jardinier fruitier - Manuel pour les parcs et jardins d'ornemens (théorie). Etiquette de libraire collée sur le contreplat du tome I : "se vend à Bordeaux chez Gintrac, libraire rue St Pierre vis à vis du puits de la Samaritaine, maison de M. L. G. Labottière." Un coin du tome 1 usé, deux autres coins légèrement usés, coiffe supérieure du tome I un peu fragile, une petite épidermure aux mors du tome 1, mais très bon exemplaire. Né à Paris en 1720, M. de la Bretonnerie est un agronome français mort en 1795 qui consacra sa vie "à son goût et à son activité dans tout ce qui concerne les travaux de la culture des terres et du jardinage". Ces trois volumes constituent un tableau très intéressant des réalités économiques des campagnes françaises à la fin de l'ancien régime. Exemplaire en bon état. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Select Collection of English Songs (3 vols)

      St Pauls Church-yard, London.: J Johnson, 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.

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        Neueröffnete Jäger-Practica, Oder der wohlgeübte und erfahrne Jäger, darinnen eine vollständige Anweisung zur gantzen Hohen und Niedern Jagd-Wissenschaft in vier Theilen. 3. Auflage. 4 Teile in 1 Bd. Leipzig, Heinsius, 1783. 13 Bll., 148, 264, 192, 108 S., 32 Bll. Mit 21 (dav. 20 gefalt., 1 doppelblattgr.) Kupfertafeln u. einigen Textholzschnitten. Folio. Hldr. d. Zt. mit rotem RSchild (etw. berieben u. bestoßen, Kapitale dezent restauriert).,

      1783 - Lindner 11.0519.03; Knorring 222; Mantel I,8.- Alle Aspekte der Jagd betreffendes Standardwerk der Jagdliteratur des 18. Jahrhunderts.- Die Tafeln zeigen Jagdszenen, Fallen, Gehege, Waffen, Jagdgeräte etc.- Vorsätze mit handschriftlichen Einträgen, wenige restaurierte Randeinrisse.- Gutes Exemplar. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Méthode raisonnée Pour apprendre à Jouer du Violon... [Subtitle]: Traduite de l'Allemand en Français par Valentin Roeser... On trouvera à la fin de cette Méthode XII Petits Duo et un Caprice faciles et a la portée des commançants

      Paris: Boyer... Le Menu. [ca. 1783]. Folio. Early green paper boards with manuscript label to spine. 1f. (title), 89, [ii] (blank), 2-3 (Table du rapport des Notes entr'elles relativement a leurs valeurs"), [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. With early signatures ("Karpoff" and the publisher, "Boyer") to title. & & Includes 12 duos for two violins and a caprice for viol solo (pp. 72-89). & & Binding worn, bumped and somewhat stained. Some browning and minor offsetting; small binder's holes to inner blank margins. . Rare. Cortot p. 141. Hirsch I 424. RISM p. 602. & & "The Violinschule of 1756... revised by the author for second and third editions published in 1769–70 and 1787 respectively, was widely recognized as the most important violin tutor of its time. A Dutch translation appeared in 1766, and a French edition, by Valentin Roeser, apparently not authorized, in 1770... In essence, the Violinschule draws on the Italian method and Tartini in particular, although the historical chapters show Mozart’s acquaintance with a broad range of music theory, from Glarean on... The work... represents the source closest to Mozart and is the most valuable guide to the musical and aesthetic education of the younger composer." Cliff Eisen et al in Grove online& & Roeser (ca. 1735-1782) was a composer and clarinetist active in Paris in the second half of the 18th century.

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        STORIA DI MILANO.

      Marelli 1783-1798 In - 8 gr. (mm. 278x216), 2 voll., mz. pelle mod. stile Settecento, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro, pp. XII,519; (4),475; con 1 pianta della città, 6 tavv. di vedute e costumi (anche più volte ripieg.), inc. in rame dal Cagnoni, e 1 tav. genealogica, f.t. Nel 1° vol.: "si narrano le vicende della città incominciando dai più rimoti principj sino alla fine del dominio dei Visconti"; nel 2°: "si descrive lo stato della repubblica milanese, il dominio degli Sforza, e de' successivi sovrani sino ai principj del pontificato di S. Carlo Borromeo". "Edizione originale". Cfr. Cat. Hoepli,967: "L'A. potè pubblicare solamente la prima parte mentre della seconda non giunse che all'anno 1524. Frisi continuò il lavoro e diede alle stampe il secondo tomo nel 1798" - Predari, p. 198 - Gamba,2490 - Brunet,V,1147 - Graesse, VII,287. Solo alc. cc. con lieve uniforme arross. o fiorit., altrimenti esemplare marginoso su carta distinta, ben conservato.

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        Works

      Strahan, J Rivington & Sons, London 1783 - 12 volumes. Original full tree calf with red labels, with occasional very slight wears. An exceptionally fine and attractive set. Each volume with frontispieces of Fielding by Hogarth. With contemporary bookplate of Francis Pym Esq & later bookplate of Chris Watney. Size: 12mo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      London : Printed For W. Strahan . [And 10 Others] 1783 - Portraits and plates after [? ] Hogarth. 19cm. Contents: (from t. P. ) Containing, I. The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gent. -- II. A sentimental journey through France and Italy -- III. Sermons -- IV. Letters. Full contemporary aniline calf; contrasting black and wine morocco title and volume labels. Elaborately gilt-tooled spines. Bands and panel edges worn and dust-dulled as with age, some hinges starting. An uncommonly good set overall. 5 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mineralogie der Vulkane, oder Beschreibung aller durch die unterirdischen Feuerausbrüche hervorgebrachter oder ausgeworfener Substanzen., Aus dem Französischen über setzt. Mit (zwei von) drei Kupfertafeln.

      Leipzig, Schwickert, 1783 - X, 342 S. mit 2 von 3 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln ( es fehtl Tafel 3 " Seitengestalten des (.) Lavahaufens) Erste deutsche Ausgabe ( EA Grenoble 1778),- Ebert I, 7369; Fromm III, 8821. Titelblatt hinterlegt, gestempelt und mit ExLibirs. Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt. Sehr selten. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 750 8°. Neue gebundener Pappband mit Buntpapierbezug und goldgeprägtem weinroten Lederrückenschild im Stil der Zeit. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Album of 21 Chiaroscuro Woodcuts

      England, 1783. Album. 50 x 35 cm. Gray cardboard. Book of twenty-one (including title page) chiaroscuro prints mounted on pages borders drawn in pen and ink in book-form. Inscribed with dedication by the artist, and dated 1783. Bookplate of the Edward Cheney Collection. Folio. Very rare.

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        Lex Mercatoria Rediviva: Or, The Merchant's Directory. Being a.

      1783 - "An Authority in Mercantile Customs": Kent Beawes, Wyndham [fl. 1775]. Mortimer, Thomas, Editor. Lex Mercatoria Rediviva: Or, The Merchant's Directory. Being a Complete Guide to All Men in Business; Whether as Traders, Remitters, Owners, Freighters, Captains, Insurers, Brokers, Factors, Supercargoes, Agents. Containing an Account of Our Mercantile Companies; Of Our Colonies and Factories Abroad; Of Our Commercial Treaties with Foreign Powers; Of the Duty of Consuls, And of the Laws Concerning Aliens, Naturalization, and Denization. To Which Is Added, a Sketch of the Present State of the Commerce of the Whole World; Describing the Manufactures and Products of Each Particular Nation; With Tables of the Correspondence and Agreement of Their Respective Coins, Weights, and Measures. Extracted from the Works of the Most Celebrated British and Foreign Commercial Writers. The Whole Equally Calculated for the Information and Service of the Merchant, Lawyer, Member of Parliament and Private Gentleman. Considerably Enlarged and Improved. London: Printed for J. Rivington, and Sons, [et. al.], 1783. vi, [6], 944 [16] pp. Fold-out table. Folio (15-1/2" x 9-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and contemporary lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Clean tear to license leaf, toning, occasional light foxing. Early owner signature to head of title page, brief annotations to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. A handsome copy. * Reissue of the fourth edition. Beawes was a merchant and his book was intended to be "a guide to all men in business." Nonetheless the Lex Mercatoria was often cited in court, and its authority formed the basis of several decisions. It was especially influential in the United States, where, according to Kent, it was "an authority in mercantile customs.": Kent, Commentaries on American Law III:126. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:518-19 (7). [Attributes: Hard 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

      Printed for W. Strahan; T. Cadell, in the Strand [etc.], London 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'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" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England

      Printed for W. Strahan et al, London 1783 - 4 volume set, contemporary calf, red and green spine labels, gilt. Frontis portrait: pp 485; 520 + appendix xix; 455 + appendix xxvii; 443 + appendix vii + index. Some wear to edges of boards with loss of colour; ends of spines rubbed and chipped, hinges are rubbed and cracking. The front cover is nearly detached on Volume 2. The binding is secure for all the volumes. Multiple volumes which will require extra shipping.

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        l'Italie.

      Paris. 1783 - Size: 630 x 495 mm. Very good condition, sporadic foxing on margins, not affecting map. Darkened edges Copper engraving. Original colour. Ornamental cartouche at top right. 13 scales at top left. The map shows the whole of Italy, her islands and the Dalmatian coast. The map features a very decorative title cartouche. 'Atlas Geographique des Quatre Parties du Monde'.

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        Of the Imitation of Christ: In Three Books. Translated from the Latin of Thomas a Kempis. By John Payne.

      London: Printed, Philadelphia: Re-Printed and sold by Joseph Crukshank, in Market-Street, between Second and Third-Streets. M DCC LXXXIII. [1783]. Printing and the Mind of Man 13. Evans 17992. - 4 1/4 in. x 6 3/4 in., printed titlepage: [i]-xxxi, [32]-44 pp., [1]-211 pp. Woodcut tail-pieces in the form of a bee. Preface: pp. [iii]-xxxi ([32] is blank); Contents: pp. [33]-41 ([42] is blank); The Ingenious and Pious Author of the Amaranth, a Collection of Religious Poems, printed 1767, gives the following Account of Thomas a Kempis: pp. [43]-44; text: pp. [1]-211. Bound in full, dark brown, mottled sheep, with a maroon morocco leather title label on the spine, gilt-lettered: THOMAS A KEMPIS, with gilt bands across the spine. Headbands present. Lower fore-edge of the front cover shows some of the leather worn away, with wear, rubbing, to outer hinges, cover margins, edges. Upper corner of the front flyleaf has cracked off, some browning to endpapers, flyleaves, title-page; a few page margins show tears, stains from a pressed flower, at pp. 92-93; general age-related tanning to the paper. Early ink inscription at the top of the title-page: from Sarah C Hawnhurst to Rufus Hazard '6 mo 9th 1828 With the double silhouette bookplate (of Munson & Hetty Ganson Havens) of Cleveland, Ohio based book collector and author, Munson Havens (1873-1942). First American edition of the mid-18th century translation by John Payne. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Logarithmische, trigonometrische, und andere zum Gebrauche der Mathematik eingerichtete Tafeln und Formeln. [ édition originale - originalausgabe - first ed. ]

      Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattnern 1783 - Herausgeben von Georg Vega, Unterlieutenant und Lehrer der Mathematik bey dem K. K. zweyten Feld-Artillerie-Regiment, 1 vol. in-8 reliure d'époque pleine basane mouchetée, dos lisse ornée en long, Gedruck bey Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattnern, Wien, 1783, LXVIII-420 pp. Edition originale. Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale de la première table de logarithmes publiée par Georg Verlag, bien complet du feuillet d'addendum, paginé 419-420, qui manque souvent (reliure frottée avec mq. en coiffes, fentes en mors, coins frottés, parfait état intérieur). First edition. Rare copy, complete with the rare last leaf, the addendum, paginated 419-420, integrating Sherwin's last work ("Nachdem die Herausgabe von gegenwärtigen Tafeln schon bereits die Presse verliefs, erhielt ich endlich Sherwin's Mathemetical Tables contriv'd after a most comprehensive Method. Gardiner, 1761 . "). Poggendorff, II, 1190 ; Cantor, ADB, 39, pp. 523-525 Langue: Allemand [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise Upon Ulcers of the Legs.[I] An Essay on the Most Efficacious Means of Treating Ulcerated Legs.. [II] The Conductor, and Containing Splints... [III] A Physiological Enquiry Into the Process of Labour [IV]; The Curiosities of Common Water.[V]

      London and Dublin: J Mathews; W Nicoll; J and F Rivington; Richard Moncrieffe; G Ewing. Cover and spine worn with upper board detached. Contents firm. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking. 1783. First Edition and Reprints. Leather cover. 210mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 158pp; 31pp; 20pp; ix, 60pp;56pp. 3 fold out copper plates. 5 separate works in one volume. Book I published in 1783; Book II in 1783 [author unknown]; Book III, the second edition in 1767; Book IV published in Dublin in 1770 and Book V, the eighth edition in 1725 in Dublin. .

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        Einleitung in die Conchylienkenntniss nach Linné.

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

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        Traité des assurances et des contrats à la grosse

      Marseille, chez Jean Mossy 1783 - Two volumes in 4to; pp. (8), XVI, 686; pp. (4), 680, (4); contemporary marbled calf, gilt spine with raised bands, contrasting spine label with gilt lettering, some rubbing and bumping to extremities, red edges, marbled endpapers, 8 pages of the preface browned, else only occasional light browning, clean and crisp, a good set. First edition. Émerigon was an advocate in the parliament of AIX and a coucilor in the admirality court of Marseille. He had by long practice and study aquired a very extensive and profound knowledge of maritime and commercial law. This treatise is of the highest authority (McCulloch, p. 246). Kress B 573, Goldsmiths 12420, Graesse II, 470 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Epitome Ritualis Romani, In Usum Missionum Scotiae.,

      (unk), Edinburgh (?) 1783 - 12mo. iv, 190pp. Remnants of full calf binding. Mostly in Latin with a section of the appendices in English. There are only two leather remnants of the original binding left on the boards, but enough to confirm a simple binding with a blind rule around the edges. The spine has perished completely leaving the sewing exposed, and with the boards hanging on only by worn cords. The ffep is gone, but the rfep is present. Given its history, no attempt has been made to stabilize or repair the binding; instead it has been housed in a custom clamshell case to protect it in the condition is has come down to us. A survival of the Catholic Mission to Scotland. With the Scottish Reformation, the old Catholic hierarchy of Scotland ended with the death of the Archbishop of Glasgow in 1603. Thereafter the Roman Church designated Scotland a Missionary Territory. Catholics went underground and those caught practicing the Old Religion were imprisoned or killed. Catholic rituals such as this one were destroyed. It is no wonder that the sources are unsure of the place of printing or the name of the publisher and only guess at Edinburgh. Nor is it a surprise to find the book small enough to be concealed easily on one's person. It is well used, and a very scarce survival of a difficult period. The Catholic Scottish hierarchy was not restored until 1878 when conditions had changed sufficiently to allow it. Only one copy listed in OCLC; another edition, printed in London in the same year, has also only a single listing. ESTC T202694. Truly rare. [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 une espece de volcan d'air, & d'un autre sur la temperature du climat de Malthe, & sur la difference de la chaleur reelle & de la chaleur sensibleÉ

      Rue et Hotel Serpente, Paris 1783 - First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, 208; engraved head- and tail-pieces; early dark blue paper-covered boards stamped in gilt on spine, some wear to extremities, tidemarking in signature D, and occasional light foxing, otherwise a very good, untrimmed copy. The geologist Dolomieu (1750-1801), after whom the mineral dolomite was named, "acquired a reputation as one of the most astute geologistsÉ He 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" (DSB). This copy from the library of Charles Jaillet, with his bookplate mounted to front pastedown. [Attributes: First Edition; 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 une espece de volcan d'air, & d'un autre sur la temperature du climat de Malthe, & sur la difference de la chaleur reelle & de la chaleur sensibleÉ"

      Paris: Rue et Hotel Serpente. 1783. "First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, 208; engraved head- and tail-pieces; early dark blue paper-covered boards stamped in gilt on spine, some wear to extremities, tidemarking in signature D, and occasional light foxing, otherwise a very good, untrimmed copy. The geologist Dolomieu (1750-1801), after whom the mineral dolomite was named, ""acquired a reputation as one of the most astute geologistsÉ He 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"" (DSB). This copy from the library of Charles Jaillet, with his bookplate mounted to front pastedown."

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        L'Homme Noir ou Le Spléen, Comédie en Deux actes et en Prose, représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique, le 2 juin 1783 [ Suivi de : ] Le Conteur, ou Les Deux Postes, Comédie en Trois actes en Prose Par Picard [ Suivi de : ] Le Siège de Pontoise ou L'Arrivée de Charles VII à l'Abbaye de Maubuisson, en 1441, Comédie en quatre actes, représentée en ladite ville le 20 ventôse an VIII, par le C. L.-D.-C. Gueriteau [ Suivi de : ] René le Sage ou C'est bien la Turcaret, Comédie en un Acte, en Prose et en Vaudevilles, des Citoyens Barré, Radet, Deschamps, D**, Représentée, pour la première fois, sur le théâtre du Vaudeville, le 5 germinal an 10 [ Suivi de : ] Deux Mots, ou Une nuit dans la Forêt, Comédie en un

      Cailleau Chez André Chez l'Imprimeur, local des ci-devant cordeliers Chez Barba Roullet Fages Vente 1783 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure demi-basane marron, L'Homme Noir ou Le Spléen, Chez Cailleau, Paris, 1783, 55 pp. ; Le Conteur, ou Les Deux Postes, Comédie en Trois actes en Prose Par Picard représentée pour la première fois sur le théâtre de la République le 22 fructidor an II, Chez André, An Huitième, 55 pp. ; Le Siège de Pontoise ou L'Arrivée de Charles VII à l'Abbaye de Maubuisson, en 1441, Seconde édition, Se trouve à Pontoise Chez l'Imprimeur, local des ci-devant cordeliers et à Paris, Chez les Marchands de Nouveautés, An 10 [ 1802 ], 36 pp. ; René le Sage ou C'est bien la Turcaret, Comédie en un Acte, en Prose et en Vaudevilles, des Citoyens Barré, Radet, Deschamps, D**, Représentée, pour la première fois, sur le théâtre du Vaudeville, le 5 germinal an 10, Chez Barba, An X (1802), 43 pp. et 1 f. (catalogue) ; Deux Mots, ou Une nuit dans la Forêt, Comédie en un acte et en prose, Chez Mad. Masson, Paris, 1806, 32 pp. ; La Mort d'Adam et son Apothéose, Tragédie Lyrique, en Trois Actes, représentée pour la première fois sur le Théâtre de l'Académie Impériale de Musique, le vendredi 17 mars 1809, Chez Roullet, Paris, De l'Imprimerie de J. Gratiot, 1809, 4 ff. et 57 pp. ; La Jeunesse de Préville, ou Les Comédiens de Campagne, Comédie en un Acte, Mêlée de Vaudevilles, par MM** Représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le Théatre du Vaudeville, le 18 Mai 1809, une annotation manuscrite de l'époque précise le nom de l'auteur : Dupré de St-Maur, secrétaire des Communs de la Princesse Borghèse, exemplaire signé par l'éditeur, Chez Fages, Librairie du Théatre du Vaudeville, Paris, 1809, 30 pp. et 1 f. ; La Revanche, Comédie en trois actes, en Prose, par MM***,[ une annotation manuscrite de l'époque précise le nom de l'auteur : Roger et Creusé ] représentée pour la première fois, sur le Théatre Français, par les Comédiens de S.M. l'Empereur et le Roi, le 15 Juillet 1809, exemplaire dédicacé par l'un des auteur, Roger "à mon ami Desprez", Chez Vente, Paris, 1809, 1 f. et 96 pp. ; [ Suivi de : ] Une Soirée d'Auberge, Comédie en un Acte, mêlée de Vaudevilles, par Messieurs***. ***., [ une annotation manuscrite de l'époque précise le nom des auteurs : Dupré de Saint-Maur et Forbin ], Imprimerie de P.N. Rougeron, 32 pp. Beau recueil contenant un très rare exemplaire de la pièce de Gernevalde retouchée par Maillé (Quérard, III, 334), utilisant pour l'une des toutes premières fois dans le titre d'une oeuvre de langue française la notion de "Spleen" popularisée en Angleterre par Matthew Green. "Nous sommes anglaises. L'Homme noir, dont vous parlez, s'appelle Johnson. Au bout de deux ans de mariage, il devint taciturne, mélancolique, brutal ; sa mauvaise humeur s'étendait sur tout le monde, même jusques sur son enfant, qui n'avait alors que six mois. . On n'a pas trouvé d'autres remèdes que de dépayser Monsieur Johnson, & de lui faire changer d'air". On découvre aussi dans ce recueil de nombreuses éditions rares (comme "Le siège de Pontoise"), souvent en éditions originales, dont une dédicacée au vaudevilliste et chansonnier français Aimé Desprez (comédien lui-même, il avait intégré la troupe de l'Ambigu-Comique), permettant ainsi de préciser la provenance de ce recueil. Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Aminta Favola Boscareccia Di Torquato Tasso & Il Congresso de Citera, Del Conte Algarotti, Accresciuto D'Alcune Lettere e del Giudizio D'Amore. [Near-miniature with "grotesque"/allegorical fore-edge].

      From engraved frontispiece (C. Boily, Sc.): Londra 1783. (Possibly Naples). - Size of binding: 2 3/4" x 5", v, 160pp.; fine, engraved frontispiece by C. Boily, featuring a flying Cupid with arrow, three putti with hunting horns & dogs against a wooded background, engraved title, floral borders. Page height: 4 11/16"; text features various small printer's ornaments, borders, & is in a very small, but clear type. Near miniature, pocket-size edition of this classic. Bound in full, dark green, straight-grain morocco, with 5 gilt lines & title on spine & single line borders around margins of covers, broken line border on cover edges, leaf-design border dentelles; all edges gilt; with headbands, pink silk book-marker bound in at begininng of Algarotti work; marbled paper endpapers; fore-edge painting/decoration features a grotesque, Renaissance-style mask, surrounded by similar, colored floral type arabesques. Colors are still quite sharp, when this piece is correctly (but carefully) fanned open. Binding is unsigned but looks continental, rather than English, ca. 1800. Spine ends & cover corners/edges show slight rubbing or wear, with some of the green leather surface worn off & a few small similar rubs to the spine, outer hinges, small dark spot to fore-edge; a few tan spots to frotispiece margins, text. A very unusual type of earlier fore-edge painting, here with the understated neo-classical binding, given a more gothic/grotesque look, which an earlier owner has described by penciling on first flyleaf: "Allegorical fore-edge painting". (Italian text). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Phytonomatotechnie Universelle, c'est-à-dire, l'art de donner aux plantes des noms tirés de leurs caractères; nouveau systême au moyen duquel on peut de soi-même, sans le secours d'aucun livre, nommer toutes les plantes qui croissent sur la surface de notre globe.

      - Paris, chez l'auteur/ Didot le jeune/ Poisson, 1783-1784 (-1786). 3 volumes in 26 (of 27) parts. Folio (420 x 275mm). With 310 (of 320) fine handcoloured engraved plates. Original printed wrappers, the first 10 parts comprising volume one, in a contemporary portfolio. First and only edition of this noted rarity. The prospectus of the work announced 200 copies, of which 100 handcoloured, probably far fewer copies were produced. Our copy does not include fasc. 22. The only complete copy we could trace was the Plesh copy which was sold in 1975. The de Belder copy which was sold at Sotheby's 27 April 1987, lot 21 (mis-catalogued), made Pounds 13,200 and lacked fasc. 26 and 28 and contained 300 plates.It is one of the most bizarre flower books and reflects the intellectual optimism of the Enlightenment and the belief in the possiblity of universal knowledge. Bergeret invented a system of naming plants which would contain all the essential knowledge about their class, family, genus, species as well as descriptive features, contained in a single name. He assigned letters of the alphabet to characters of each plant concerned. This 'simple' mnemonic system, he believed, would establish a universal nomenclature and allow anyone, without recourse to botanical texts, to name any plant in the world. As an example of his nomenclature, Plantago Major, L. becomes GIQGYABIAHUQZEZ etc. "These are formulae and cannot be considered as names under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature" (Stafleu).Fortunately Bergeret illustrated his work, the plates are attractive and several of them involve elementary colour printing, being printed with red, green and brown inks and finished by hand. Bergeret was surgeon to the brother of Louis XVI, who eventually became Louis XVIII. "In all fairness, it must be added that each species treated. was skillfully and fully described, and Bergeret's illustrations were exceptionally good"(Williams. Botanophilia in eighteenth century France p. 112)."C'est à Jean-Pierre Bergeret que l'on doit la fameuse 'Phytonomatotechnie Universelle.' Cet étonnant ouvrage inachevé est unique dans toute l'histoire de la botanique. est aujourd'hui un ouvrage d'une grande valeur' (Dayrat. Les botanistes de la flore de la France p. 160).Stafleu & Cowan 456; Nissen BBI, 145; Great Flower Books p. 50. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Audienz des Bothschafters von Marocco bey Seiner Kaiserl. Königl. Apostol. Majestät &c.&c. Joseph II. in Wien den 28. Febr. 1783. Seidi Muhamet ein Sohn Seidi Abdullahs ein Enkel Seidi Ismail Sultan von Marocco, Taffilet und Nord-Africa &c. gewidmet von Hieronymus Löschenkohl.

      Vienna, Hieronymus Löschenkohl, (1783). - Engraving with caption in German and Arabic. 39:45 cm. The Moroccan envoy Mohammed Ben Abdul visited Vienna in 1783 to seal a friendship treaty and trade agreement. He was welcomed at the Hofburg by Emperor Joseph II on February 28. The engraving depicts the reception, with the High Chamberlain Prince Orsini-Rosenberg leading the envoy (holding a writ in his hand) and his companions before the Emperor, who receives them standing. Next to the Emperor are the interpreter von Bihn, the Vice-Chancellor Graf Cobenzl, and another high state official. The publication of this engraving was announced in the "Wiener Zeitung" on 26 April 1783. - Very rare. Catalogue "Hieronymus Löschenkohl", Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien, 1959, no. 46a.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        THE GENERA VERMIUM, exemplified by Various Specimens of the Animals contained in the Orders of the Intestina and Mollusca Linnaei.

      London, printed for the author by James Dixwell, 1783.FIRST EDITION 1783, parallel text in English and French, 4to, approximately 270 x 210 mm, 10½ x 8½ inches, additional engraved pictorial title page with French text under half page engraving and 11 hand coloured engraved plates, (several images on each plate) drawn from nature by James Barbut (Jaques Barbut), engraved title, printed title, pages:xx including list of subscribers, followed by 2 pages Apology, 1 - 101 plus blank page unnumbered, bound in full tree calf, rebacked in modern calf, maroon gilt lettered label and gilt decoration between raised bands to spine, gilt leaf scroll to edges of covers. Small hole page 87 / 88 repaired with archival tape with loss of a few words and letters, affecting the English text on recto and the French text on verso, slightly affecting the understanding of 5 short lines, offsetting to printed title from engraved title, offsetting to text from colour plates, colour plates clean, some light age - browning, some shallow nicks to fore - edges, hardly noticeable, evidence of removal of book - plate or label from front pastedown, endpapers and pastedowns a little dusty and lightly crinkled, last pastedown has small craze at outer edge, otherwise a very good copy. A second part was published separately 5 years later in 1788. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Oeuvres.

      Amsterdam, Paris 1783 - Livre ancien Première édition collective, en partie originale. L'illustration comprend un portrait par Schmidt gravé par Ficquet et 78 jolies figures de Marillier gravées par Biosse, Borgnet, Châtelain, Dambrun, Delaunay, Delignon, Delvaux, Gaucher, Halbou, Longueil, Patas, Ponce. Manon Lescaut occupe la seconde partie du 3e volume. Bel exemplaire. Condition : 39 volumes in-8, demi-veau blond, dos plat orné aux petits fers à motifs asymétriques, pièces de titre et de tomaison, tranches rouges. Reliure allemande de l'époque, garde de papier dominoté. -. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: L'Oeil de Mercure]
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        The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the Original Tongues: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches.

      Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, by W. Jackson and A. Hamilton, Printers to the University: and sold by W. Dawson, London, 1783 - Large quarto (288 × 220 mm). Contemporary red morocco, sides with wide gilt border built up with a dog-tooth and line roll enclosing repeated drawer-handle tools, two birds on a branch, a floral spray, and an upright floral tool; spine divided into six compartments by raised bands, dark blue goatskin label in second compartment, others alternately gilt all over to a lattice pattern and gilt with large intersecting floral swag tools, board edges and turn-ins gilt with a decorative roll, spot-marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A little imperceptible repair to foot of joints, few light scratches, slight browning at the foot of gatherings K and L, some sealing wax blots around the edges of the front endleaves; a very handsome late eighteenth-century family Bible. Printed in double column. Presentation copy from the Reverend Thomas Wills (1740–1802) to the Lyon family. The front flyleaf records the Bible as being "The Gift of the Revd. Thomas Wills to James Wittit Lyon, Janry 26. 1787", when the boy was five months old. The front pastedown has the book label of the recipient's father Benjamin Lyon, who married Rebekah Wittit on 11 August 1785. Details of the Lyon children are given on the facing page, all having been baptized by the Rev Thomas Wills. The Church of England clergyman Thomas Wills was minister for Spa Fields in London, one of Lady Huntingdon's chapels, where Benjamin Lyon sat on the chapel committee. He was a charismatic Calvinist preacher in the tradition of George Whitefield. Under pressure for his lack of orthodoxy, he eventually took the oath of allegiance as a dissenting minister in 1782. However around the time of this gift he fell out with Lady Huntingdon and was dismissed from preaching in any of her chapels in July 1788. The recipient James Wittit Lyon became a successful lawyer. He married Emma Dalton in 1825, and bought the estate of Miserden Park, Gloucestershire, in 1839. In 1830 he was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Herbert 1286.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        De la Sagesse

      Bastien, Paris 1783 - Deux volumes in-4 (270 x 208 mm), maroquin citron, dos lisse orné, encadrement de filets sur les plats, dentelle sur les coupes et intérieure, tranches dorées (reliure début XIX dans le style Bradel-Derôme). Orné d'un portrait de l'auteur et d'un frontispice. Exemplaire sur grand papier. Ex-libris BL. (bel exemplaire, malgré quelques frottements sur les coiffes, coupes et coins, et quelques rousseurs). // Two quarto volumes (270 x 208 mm), bright lemon morocco, smooth spine tooled, fillets borders on covers, dentelle on turns-in and inside, gilt edges (early-19th-cent. binding, in the style of Bradel-Derôme). Illustrated with a portrait of the author and a frontispiece. Copy on large paper. Bookplate BL. (fine copy, despite some rubbings on top and bottom of spine, turns-in and corners, and some brownings).

      [Bookseller: H. PICARD ET FILS, founded 1860]
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