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        Dernier Voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde , où se trouvent les circonstances de sa mort, publié en allemand par Henri Zimmermann témoin oculaire, & traduit avec un abrégé de la vie de ce navigateur célèbre, & des notes

      Berne: Nouvelle Société Typographique, 1783. Octavo, woodcut vignette on title; contemporary continental (?Swiss) mottled calf, spine with small floral device gilt in compartments between raised bands, double orange labels just chipped at edges; a nice copy. The rare second edition. The second French edition, and very scarce. Beddie records only the Mitchell and National Library copies in Australia. 'Both French editions are of great rarity and are of interest not only on that account but because of the additional matter which they contain…' (Holmes). Zimmermann's eye-witness account of Cook's third voyage first appeared, in German, at Mannheim in 1781. The French version was next, with this second French edition and a second German edition appearing in 1783. Dutch editions appeared in 1784 and 1791, and a Russian version was published at St Petersburg in 1786 (Kroepelien, 1365). These seem to have been all the appearances of the narrative until the Alexander Turnbull Library published Tewsley's translation in 1926. As Rodney Davidson wrote of the early printings, 'all these editions are exceedingly rare… It is hard to predict the realisation price for a copy if one were to come into the open market, as competition between collectors would be very keen…'. In any early edition, this is one of the scarcest of all the Cook voyage accounts (there is for example no copy of any of the eighteenth century editions in the catalogue of the Hill collection). It was the first description of the third voyage to appear on the continent, and as one of two accounts first published in 1781 - a full three years before the official account - it may well be the first description of the voyage to have been published. It includes an eyewitness account of Cook's death and is also 'valuable for his lower-deck impressions of the character of Cook…' (Beaglehole). 'Zimmermann, a native of Speyer, was coxswain in the Discovery. From the start of the voyage he determined to keep a shorthand journal of the voyage and to retain it, despite the instructions… demanding the surrender of all logs and journals… His account is by no means free from errors, but it has an ingenuousness and charm which differentiate it from the other accounts. His appreciation of Cook's character deserves to rank with that of Samwell' (Holmes).

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        Opuscula Analytica

      Two folding engraved plates. 2 p.l., 363 pp.; 2 p.l., 346 pp. Two vols. Large 4to, early 19th-cent. half-sheep & green marbled boards, flat spine gilt, red leather lettering piece on spine. St. Petersburg: Typis Academiae Imperialis Scientiarum, 1783-85. First edition of this collection of 29 mathematical treatises by Euler; the first volume was published in the year of his death. This is a very uncommon book. "Containing important papers on the theory of numbers, including his famous 'Observationes circa Divisionem Quadratorum per Numeros primos', also 'de Criteriis Aequationis fxx + gyy = hzz, utrum ea Resolutionem admittat necne? Considerationes super Theoremate Fermatiano,' etc. etc."-Sotheran, 2nd Supp., 1464. Fine and fresh set from the library of the Dukes of Anhalt with their stamp on verso of each title. ❧ Keynes, A Treatise on Probability. Bibliography, p. 443. .

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        Renaud. Tragedie lyrique en trois actes

      . Paris : L'auteur, [1783?]. - Partitur. [1] Bl., 243 S. Fol. Pp. d. Zt. Ecken bestossen. Wurmdurchgang im Bund u. am Rand mit geringem Textschaden auf S. 241-243. Stempel. // Full score. Fol. Engraved. Corners bumped. Some marginal wormholes with very small loss to music at pages 241/243. Some stamps to title.. Erstausgabe, RISM S 61, nicht in Lbl.

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        King Street Guildhall

      T. Malton, London 1783 - A rare, early aquatint view of London by one of the great early exponents of the art: "My real master was Tom Malton" (J.M.W. Turner) This view of the Guildhall in King Street, London, shows the work that had been carried out on the south front in 1788-1789 from the designs of George Dance. In addition the colonnade to the west of the facade has been replaced by a brick wall. The church in the center is St. Lawrence Jewry, which was designed by Christopher Wren. The aquatint is a perfect example of the deep, spacious, but highly articulated perspective that Canaletto brought to London mid-century. Thomas Malton the younger, "son of Thomas Malton the elder [1726-1801], was born in 1748, probably in London. He was with his father during the latter's residence in Dublin, and then passed three years in the office of James Gandon, the architect, in London. In 1774 Malton received a premium from the Society of Arts, and in 1782 gained the Academy gold medal for a design for a theatre. In 1773 he sent to the Academy a view of Covent Garden, and was afterwards a constant exhibitor, chiefly of views of London streets and buildings, drawn in Indian ink and tinted; in these. their extreme accuracy in the architectural details renders them of great interest and value as topographical records; they are enlivened with groups of figures, in which Malton is said to have been assisted by F. Wheatley. After leaving Ireland, Malton appears to have always lived in London. and at an evening drawing-class which he held there, received as pupils Thomas Girtin and young J. M. W. Turner, whose father brought him to be taught perspective. In later life Turner often said, My real master was Tom Malton. In 1791 Malton removed to Great Titchfield Street, and finally, in 1796, to Long Acre. He made a few of the drawings for Watts's Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, 1779, &c., and executed some large aquatints of buildings in the metropolis and Bath, being one of the first to avail himself of the newly introduced art of aquatinta for the purpose of multiplying copies of his views." ( DNB ) Adams London Illustrated 72.H. Aquatint, coloured by hand, by Thomas Malton.

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        Recueil d'Estampes représentant les différents Evènements de la Guerre qui a procuré l'Indépendance aux Etats Unis de l'Amérique

      PONCE /& GODEFROY Paris, 19 Rue Ste Hyacinthe / Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, Porte de St Michel 1783 - Recueil complet de 16 planches d'estampes + 2 avant-lettre sur l'Histoire de la Guerre d'Indépendance des Etats Unis d'Amérique d'après P.C MARRILIER, PAON, BERBIER, gravures de N.PONCE, F.GODEFROY, DUPUIS. Gravures en parfait état état, mais reliure désolidarisée et fragile. Dimensions du recueil : 30,5 x 23cm [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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... including a faithful Account of all their Discoveries, and the unfortunate Death of Captain Cook

      London: G. Robinson, J. Sewell, and J. Debrett, 1783. Two volumes, octavo, with a folding chart and 21 engraved plates; a fine copy in the original grey boards, spines carefully restored, printed paper labels, uncut. Important Cook narrative, in original boards. An extremely good copy of the second, revised edition in original boards. Ellis, a surgeon's mate and talented amateur artist, sailed first on the Discovery and later on the Resolution. Despite the prohibition by the Admiralty of the publication of any unauthorized account of the voyage, Ellis, who was in financial straits, sold his narrative to a London publisher for 50 guineas, thus earning the condemnation of Sir Joseph Banks, who wrote to him in January 1782 that "I fear it will not in future be in my power to do what it might have been, had you asked and followed my advice". Ellis's narrative contains much valuable information on Alaska, the Northwest Coast, and Hawaii, and is particularly well known for the attractive engraved plates, after the author's drawings, include eight of Hawaii, two of Alaska, and three of the Northwest Coast, among the earliest published of these areas; Choris's famous views did not appear until almost forty years later.

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        Breve Compendio del origen, y milagros de la prodigiosa imagen de Nuestra Señora de Lluch compuesto por el Dr. D. Rafael Busquets

      [Palma de Mallorca], Imprenta de la Viuda Cerdà delante de la Carcel del Rey, 1783 - 15,5x10,5 cm. 11 hojas, 225 pp. Encuadernación en pleno pergamino de la época. Contiene un grabado en madera de la Virgen del Lluch. Perfecto ejemplar en excelente estado de conservación. Primera edición en lengua castellana. El autor la publicó originalmente en catalán en 1684. Palau 37.666. Bover 178

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

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

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        The History of Sir Charles Grandison. In a Series of Letters. In Seven Volumes. [With engravings by William Blake.]

      London: Printed for Harrison and Co., No.18, Paternoster Row. 1783 - Quarto, bound in four physical continuously paginated volumes; 1-308, 309-612, 613-906, 907-1115pp. Contemporary uniform quarter calf over marbled boards (somewhat worn with minor loss to extremities, hinges cracked but secure), spines with five raised bands (leather title labels missing from second compartments), gilt volume numbers to third compartments. Internally very clean, largely marginal wormtrack to final 20 leaves of physical volume 2 touching several letters, entirely marginal wormhole to rear few leaves of physical volume 3 not affecting text. With full complement of 28 plates including the three engraved by William Blake opposite pp.328, 351 and 442, all in clean strong impressions. Issued as Volumes X and XI of Harrison's Novelist's Magazine, notable for its compact format and attractive engravings, here including early work by William Blake. ESTC T58984. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      York: A.Ward, 1783. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Fine. 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

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        Amérique Septentrionale, ou se remarquent Les Etats Unis.

      1783 - Paris: Esnauts et Rapilly, 1783. Fine original colour. 520 x 745mm. A separate-issue map of North America, printed the year of that the Treaty of Paris formally ended the American War of Independence. When the map was first published in 1779 it was the first map of North America to demarcate the United States. This edition has been updated, with the track of Captain Cook on his Third Voyage, on which he hunted for the North West Passage from the Pacific, shown on the West Coast. Also of interest are East & West Florida, still coloured the red used for British possessions: as the two Floridas were ceded to Spain in the Treaty of Paris it suggests that this map was published before the terms of the treaty were known. West Florida is also unusually large, covering the modern states of Mississippi and Alabama. The original colour is particularly fine.

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

      Printed by A. Ward, and sold by J. Dodsley, T. Cadell, [et al.]: York 1783. 4to, (10½ x 8 inches) contemporary tree calf, backstrip decorated in gilt, gilt-lettered red morocco backstrip labels, gilt borders to covers . [iii]-xix, [iii], 213, [1(errata)], [1(ads)] pp. CONDITION: bound in full calf, hinges a little weak, top and bottom of spine have been repaired (by a previous owner) with magic tape, a little rubbed but overall a bright copy. Bookplate "From the Library of Kenneth Clark, Saltwood" on inside front cover. Also pasted at bottom of inside front cover two modern white labels with name of previous owner in red ink and dated in black ink. Overall a GOOD COPY. (SHELF 4)

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        Catalogus Historico-Criticus Romanorum Editonum Saeculi XV. in Quo prater editiones a Maettario, Orlandio, Ac. P. Laerio relatas et hic plerumque plenius uberiusque despcriptas plurimae aliae quae eosdem effugerunt, recensentur ac descrbuntus: non Paucae contra ab eodem P.L. Aliisve memoratae explonduntur: vaia item ad histriam typographicam et bibliographicam pertinentia nunc primum pertractantur

      , 1783. 1783. Roma, 1783. (xxvii),476pp. + 1 plate. Contemporary 3/4 leather binding with paper boards. (corners & spine rubbed; paper bds worn & rubbed; waterstain in the lower margin of pp. 26-81 & some other pages). From the library of H.P.K[raus] with his bookplate. John Baptist Audiffredi (1714-1794) was an able astronomer and mathematician and librarian of the Bibliotheca Casanatensa in Rome. Bigmore & Wyman say: "A valuable work, illustrated with a fine quarto plate of printers' vignettes or marks, together with a specimen of the Lactantius printed at Subiaco, 1465. The 'Specimen Historicum Typographicae' of Laire is criticised. Some ommisions of Mattaire, of Orlandi, and of Laire, are supplied, and Rive declared that Laire was so deeply affected by the criticism of Audiffredi, that he quitted Italy in disgust; but it is necessary to say that Rive did not always maintain the dignity of his pen, and his bad temper often prompted his attacks on contemporaries - Peignot."

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        Description des Expériences de la machine Aérostatique de Mm. de Montgolfie; Et de celles auxquelles cette découverte a donné lieu; Suivie: de Recherches .; d'un Mémoire.; d'une Lettre .; Ouvrage . etc.etc.

      Chardon,, Paris, 1783 - Paris, Chardon, 1783. XL + 299 + 7 S. Priv. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. In franz. Sprache. Tafeln 1 - 8 u. ergänzte 9. Tafel. - Hds. Rückenschild u. kl. Klebeetikett a. Deckel, leicht stockfleckig, St. a. T., Gbrsp. Französisch Priv. Interimsbroschur der Zeit. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde, Représentées par des Figures dessinées & gravées par Bernard PICARD, & autres habiles Artistes. OUVRAGE qui comprend l?Histoire philosophique de la Religion des Nations des deux hémispheres ; telles que celle des Brames, des Peguans, des Chinois, des Japonais, des Thibetins, & celle des différens Peuples qui habitent l?Asie & les Iles de l?Archipélague Indien ; celle des Mexicains, des Péruviens, des Brésiliens, des Groënlandois, des Lapons, des Caffres, de tous les Peuples de la Nigritie, de l?Ethiopie & du Monomotapa ; celle des Juifs, tant anciens que modernes, celle des Musulmans & des différentes Sectes qui la composent ; enfin celle des Chrétiens & de cette multitude de

      A Amsterdam, Et se trouve à Paris 1783 - Livre ancien Volume I : (1 bl), (1 f.), 163 pp., (2 ff.), 156 pp., (2 ff.) Volume II : (1 bl), (2 ff.), 200 pp., (1 f.), 224 pp., 40 pp., 44 pp., (1 f.), (1 bl). Complet de ses planches hors texte. L?histoire des cérémonies religieuses connut plusieurs formes et éditions, de 1723 à 1783 : 7 volumes plus 4 suppléments, soit 12 volumes, réduits ici en quatre tomes folio reliés en deux volumes, dans lesquels a été conservée l?intégralité du cycle iconographique des précédentes éditions. Ce livre, que l?on peut considérer comme le premier livre d?ethnologie moderne place sur un même plan les religions anciennes et modernes, mais aussi les rites sectaires et athées : adamites, flagellants, francs-maçons, et pour finir, fête des fous. Un propos on ne peut plus subversif soutenu par une très abondante et spectaculaire illustration gravée sur cuivre. Condition : 4 tomes reliés en 2 vol. in-folio, dos à 6 nerfs orné de fleurons, pièces de titre de maroquin rouge et de de tomaison brune. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Experience Aerostatique Faite Versailles le 19 Sept 1783

      (Augsburg), ca. 1783.. (Augsburg), ca. 1783.. Koloriertes Guckkkastenkupfer. Blattgr.: 32,5 x 45,5 cm; Bildgr.: 25,5 x 37,9 cm, Plattengr.: 29,5 x 40,4 cm. De Vinck 940. - Wird gewöhnlich Balthazar Federic Leizelt zugeschrieben. Darstellung des Versuchs der Gebrüder Montgolfier am 19. September 1783 zu Versailles. Zeitnahes Blatt mit dem berühmten Experiment, bei dem “in Gegenwart Ihrer Majestäten u. mehr als 130.000 Zuschauern” ein Hammel, ein Hahn und eine Ente den Flug überlebten. Mit französischer und deutscher Legende. - Unter Passepartout. Das Blatt ist gering gebräunt, im unteren Bereich Wurmgänge und -löcher, oben neben dem Ballon eine brüchige Papierstelle (vermutlich von einer Ausfärbung), die teils übermalt und hinterlegt ist, ansonsten ordentlich erhalten und ansprechend koloriert.

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        Alpinia Racemosa. Linn. Espece de Gingembre. Pl. LVII

      LE JARDIN D'EDEN. Chez l'auteur, Paris. 1783 - Size: 318 x 210 mm. Fine condition. Copper engraving. Original colour. This beautiful copper engraving of a less common species of ginger, comes from LE JARDIN D'EDEN, LE PARADIS TERRESTRE renouvelle dans le Jardin de la Reine a Trianon OU COLLECTION DES PLANTES LES PLUS RARES, qui se trouvent dans le deux Hemispheres. The plants are from the queens garden in the Tuileries.

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        Arbutus Andrachne. Linn. VI.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur. Le Jardin d'Eden. 1783. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 20.5 x 33 cm. (8 x 13 inches) Fine condition This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Le Jardin d'Eden, le Paradis Terrestre renouvelle dans le Jardin de la Reine a Trianon' in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work Collection des Plantes les plus rares, qui se trouvent dans les deux Hemispheres. Buchoz or Buc'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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        Tweede reize naar de Middellandsche Zee, gedaan in de jaren 1783, 1784 en 1785.

      Haarlem, François Bohn, 1807Contemporary half green morocco, spine lettered in gilt. With 2 engraved folding plates. XVI,431 pp.* Original Dutch edition. - The second voyage (1783 - 1785) to the Mediterranean by the Dutch naval-officer Cornelius de Jong van Rodenburgh (1762-1838), made in the ship Prins Willem in command by Cornelis van Gennip to the Mediterranean, includes long description of Algiers. - (Some libr. stamps).Tiele 553; Cat. NHSM I, p.121; Atabey Collection 620; Roeper & Wildeman, Reizen op papier, p. 104.

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        Aloe Guinensis. L'Aloes de la Guinee XCI.

      LE JARDIN D'EDEN. Chez l'auteur, Paris. 1783 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 205 × 330 mm. Mounted: 375 × 495 mm. Fine condition. This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Le Jardin d'Eden, le paradis terrestre renouvelle dans le Jardin de la Reine a Trianon' in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work collection des plantes les plus rares, qui se trouvent dans le deux Hemispheres. Buchoz or Buc'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.

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        Aloe variegata. Linn. Aloes Perroquet. CXIX.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur. Le Jardin d'Eden. 1783. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 205 × 330 mm. Mounted: 375 × 495 mm. Fine condition. Framed size: 42 x 54 cm This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Le Jardin d'Eden, le paradis terrestre renouvelle dans le Jardin de la Reine a Trianon' in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work collection des plantes les plus rares, qui se trouvent dans le deux Hemispheres. Buchoz or Buc'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.

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        Argemone Mexicana. Le Pavot epineux. LXXVIIII.

      Paris: Chez l'auteur. Le Jardin d'Eden. 1783. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 20.5 x 33 cm. (8 x 13 inches) Fine condition This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Le Jardin d'Eden, le Paradis Terrestre renouvelle dans le Jardin de la Reine a Trianon' in Pierre Buchoz's supplement to the work Collection des Plantes les plus rares, qui se trouvent dans les deux Hemispheres. Buchoz or Buc'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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        Aloe disticha carinata. Linn. L'aloe a verrues LXVI.

      LE JARDIN D'EDEN. Chez l'auteur, Paris. 1783. - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 20.5 x 33 cm. (8 x 13 inches) Fine condition These beautiful copper engravings come from LE JARDIN D'EDEN, LE PARADIS TERRESTRE renouvelle dans le Jardin de la Reine a Trianon OU COLLECTION DES PLANTES LES PLUS RARES, qui se trouvent dans le deux Hemispheres. The plants are from the queens garden in the Tuileries.

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        Neue topograph Karte der K:K:Haupt und Residenz Stadt Wien samt der auf 6 quatrat meilen umliegenden Gegend.

      Wien, J. G. Weingand, 1783.. In 3 Farben gedruckter Kupferstichkarte von Mauer, Bildausschnitt 50 x 70 cm, Blattgr. 54 x 74 cm.. Dörflinger I, p. 87ff.; vgl. Descriptio Austriae p. 186/87 und Austria picta p 109, 27.1 Tafel 22 (jeweils die spätere und großmaßstäbigere Ausgabe von 1786). Westsüdwest orientierte Umgebungskarte von Wien im Mehrfarbendruck hergestellt, so "in keinen Lande noch in vorschein gekommen" (lt. Kartuschentext); reicht vom Kahlenberg im Norden bis Laxenburg im Süden, von Weidlingau im Westen bis Kagran im Osten. "Das Sensationelle dieser Karte lag weniger in ihrem Inhalt, sondern bezog sich vor allem auf die Herstellungstechnik: Während man bisher bloß Schwarzdrucke von gravierten Kupferplatten angefertigt und die Abzüge erst nachträglich mit der Hand mehr oder weniger kunstvoll und sorgfältig koloriert hatte, handelt es sich hier um einen Versuch, mehrere Farben mittels Druckvorgängen auf das Papier zu bringen." (Dörflinger p. 87f.) und "Von den Dreifarbendrucken muß fast jedes Exemplar als Unikat bezeichnet werden, da die Abzüge in der Intensität bzw. in der Dominanz der einzelnen Farben zum Teil sehr stark voneinander abweichen." (ebenda, FN 54), "in ihrer plastischen Geländedarstellung geradezu malerisch wirkende Karte" (Austria picta). Bei dem hier vorliegende Exemplar wurden die drei Farben (Schwarz für Situation, Gelände und Schrift, Rot für Siedlungen und Hauptstraßen sowie Grün für die Vegetation, nur das Blau der Gewässer wurde nachträglich mit Blau koloriert) exakt und gleichmäßig gedruckt und gut übereinander (Dörflinger erwähnt ein Exemplar des Historischen Museums der Stadt Wien aus dem Jahr 1786 mit Differenzen zwischen Rot und Schwarz von über 2mm); etwas gebräunt, angestaubt und stockfleckig, in den Rändern etwas stärker, links bis in den Bildrand, alte Faltstellen teilweise geglättet, vier kleine Randeinrisse, ein Bruch im Plattenrand links oben hinterlegt.

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        Reales ordenanzas para la direccion, rejimen y gobierno del importante cuerpo de la mineria de Nueva-España, y de su Real Tribunal Jeneral.Santiago (Chile), Imprenta de la Opinion, R. Rengifo, 1833. Folio. Contemporary blue wrappers.

      Goldsmith's Library 27908, (cf. 12399: 1783 Madrid ed.); Palau 251938; Sabin 56260. First Chilean edition of a rare and valuable compendium of mining laws and mineral customs in New Spain, (Mexico and Peru), originally published in Madrid in 1783 and later in Lima in 1786, prepared by Josef de Galvez, inspector general for the King of Spanish, charged with reforming and inspecting the administration of New Spain. The present edition, intended for the miners themselves, includes rules for the training of workers and officials, newly discovered mines and the introduction of new mining technologies. The new and improved technologies led to a boom in silver and other mining in Mexico and Peru.Fine copy, with only some minor foxing, and umtrimmed. Spine slightly rubbed. A valuable compendium of mining laws in Mexico and Peru.

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        Essai sur la maniere la plus avantageuse de construire les machines hydrauliques, et en particulier les moulins a bled. Ouvrage entièrement fondé sur la théorie modifiée par l'expérience, & terminé par un traité pratique où l'on a mis les principes de la construction à la portée des constructeurs, auxquels on ne suppose d'autres connoissances que celles de l'arithmétique ordinaire.

      Paris Alex. Jombert Jeune 1783. Met 6 uitvouwbare platen. Leer. Gr. 4to. (VIII), (XVI), 402 pp. *door boek heen in het midden licht wormstekig (geen tekstverlies), titelschildje ontbreekt, rug tussen twee ribben beschadigd, enkele pagina's los, aantal pagina's licht watervlekkig, onderkant platten licht beschadigd*Brunet, II, 1148. Poggendorf, I, 711 (editie 1782)

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        Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens et du commerce des européens dans les deux Indes. 9 dln.

      Neuchatel & Geneve Libraires associés 1783. Met portet + 8 platen. Leder. 8vo. *bindingen zwak, ruggen licht beschadigd, naam op schutblad, titelschildjes van delen 1, 3, 5, 7 ontbreken, titelschildjes delen 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 gedeeltelijk aanwezig, ruggen beschadigd, naam op titelpagina's*Editie zonder atlas 'Zij, de Encyclopedisten, wijzen in Frankrijk voor het eerst op de wereld van den arbeid. Helvetius, men denke aan zijn boek 'De l'Esprit', waarin wenken worden gegeven over opvoeding en zelfs over een normale arbeidsdag, mag hier in de eerste plaats genoemd worden. Ook de abbé Raynal met zijn 'Histoire des Indes', waarin steeds het recht op het bestaan van den mensch wordt bepleit (...)'. Raynal was gewoon aan zijn boeken met medewerkers te arbeiden: de bekendste van hen was Pechmeia uit Lyon. H.P.G. Quack. De socialisten. Baarn, 1977 (reprint), 1, 286 en noot. 'Das Monopol und die Sklaverei hat der Abbé Raynal in seiner Hist. phil. du commerce des deux Indes bekämpft'. F. Überweg. Grundriss der Geschichte der Philosophie der Neuzeit bis zum ende des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts. Berlin, 1907 (10e), p. 260. 'L'histoire philosophique, à laquelle on sait que Diderot a eu une grande part, est un livre aujourd'hui passé de mode, parce que les déclamations philosophiques qui y abondent sont restées sans objet, et que les documents commerciaux présentés par l'auteur sont trop arriérés pour étre de quelque utilité'. J.C. Brunet. Manuel de libraire et de l'amateur de livres. Copenhague, 1966, 4, p. 1126-27 Eerste editie verscheen in 1780, 5 delen in 4to te Genève bij Pellet

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

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

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        Encyclopédie méthodique. Marine

      Paris, 1783; 1786; 1787. Paris, 1783; 1786; 1787. b/w engraved plates, many double page or folding. Three 4to volumes. xii, (1 folding table), 712; 784; 897, (xiii)-xvi pp. Plus atlas of 175 plates. This is the “Marine” section of Pancoucke’s massive 200-plus volume encyclopedia, which itself was an expanded version of Diderot’s 27 volume effort. It includes a plate volume of 175 engravings showing all phases of marine technology - from cartography to rope making. The three text volumes are arranged alphabetically by topic, and discuss such things as shipbuilding, docks, waterfront fortifications, flags, sails, signaling methods, naval strategy, and anchor forging. These were products of the Enlightenment - attempts to categorize and collect all knowledge. As such, Pancoucke’s Encyclopédie Méthodique is an up to date compendium of everything that was known about marine technology in 1780. It is of great historical value. This set is in brilliant condition, with pages crisp. clean and untrimmed, and engravings sharp and clean, with no foxing or offsetting. Bound in 19th century half calf over marbled boards.

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        Betrachtungen über die vulkanischen Berge. Vorgelesen in der Churfürstlichen Manheimischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften den 5ten November 1781. Nebst einer Tabelle über die Gebirge und einer Kupfertafel. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt (von A. T. von Gersdorff).

      . Dresden, Walther 1783. Kl.4°. 108 S., 1 gef. Tabelle, 1 gef. Kupfertafel. HLdr.d.Zt. mit Rückenvergoldung. Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieser seltenen Schrift. Collini war zwischen 1751-1756 Sekretärs Voltairs, später war er Direktor des Naturalienkabinetts in Mannheim, das er zu einer angesehenen Sammlung ausbaute. Titel und folgendes Baltt mit kleinen, hinterlegten Randläsuren. Teils etwas gebräunt. -CHF 900.00.

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        Le Dictionnaire Royal Francois-Anglois et Anglois-FrancoisIn Two Volumes

      nbsp; A Lyon - Jean-Marie Bruyset, 1783. nbsp; A Lyon - Jean-Marie Bruyset, 1783 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound set of both French and English dictionaries, designed to be used as an understanding into boththe French and English languages. Fifteenth edition, with maritime terms for both English and French, and alphabetical tables of English and French particles, extracted from prolific writers of the eighteenth century. . Volume one contains the French with the English translation, with volume two being written in English, with translations into French. With the accents of both the French and English words to facilitate their pronunciation to the reader. Complete in two volumesCondition: Rebound in mottled calf bindings with gilt boarders to the spines. Externally, both are smart, with only light rubbing to extremities, and shelfwear to the tail of spines. Evidence of past worming to the spine label of volume one. Both front hinges are slightly strained but firm. Internally, both are firmly bound and bright. Some scattered spots through both volumes. Tide mark to the text block edge of volume two, not encroaching on text. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism: on the Idea of a Patriot King: and on the State of Parties, at the Accession of King George the First

      London - T. Cadell, 1783. London - T. Cadell, 1783 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A late eighteenth-century edition of Bolingbroke's remarks on patriotism, famous for the sensation caused by the Advertisement that discloses Pope's betrayal of confidence. This copy is in remarkable condition, in arecent full crushed morocco binding. Edited byThomas Davies. Includes the infamous Advertisement. Includes Earl of Chesterfield's Character of Lord Bolingbroke and Pope's Address to Lord Bolingbroke in the Conclusion of his Essay on Man. Condition: In a crushed morocco binding. Externally, FINE. Internally, firmly bound,and bright, with only some smalllightspots. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        Histoire des Animaux d'Aristote. Notes sur l'Histoire des Animaux d'Aristote. 2 volumes.

      A Paris, chez la Veuve Desaint 1783 - Avec la Traduction Françoise (en regard du texte grec T1), Par M. Camus, Avocat du Parlement, Censeur Royal, e&c. T1. Histoire des Animaux d'Aristote. 9 livres suivi des Variantes du texte. 758 pages. T2. Notes sur l'Histoire des Animaux d'Aristote. 850 pages. A Paris, chez la Veuve Desaint 1783. Orné de bandeaux et culs-de-lampe. Reliure plein-veau moucheté de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné et doré avec pièce de titre. Plats frottés. 1 coin émoussé. Rares rousseurs. Bon état. Format in-4°(27x21). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aucassin et Nicolette ou lees Moeurs du bon vieux tems. Comédie en trois actes. Representée pour la première fois, devant leurs Majestés à Versailles le 30 Decembre 1779, par les Comédiens Italiennes ordinaires du Roi et à Paris le 3 Janvier 1780 et reprise le 7 Janvier 1782. Oeuvre XX. Gravée par le Sr. Huguet. Imprimé par Basset

      Paris : Houbaut, [1783?] - Partitur. [2] Bll. (Titel, blanco, Widmung, Verlagsangabe), 135 S. Fol. Pgt. d. Zt. Ecken gering bestossen. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln, auch auf einige Notenseiten. // Full score. Fol. Engraved. Contemp. parchment. Ex-library copy with stamps to title and contents. Frühe Titelauflage der Erstausgabe der auf 3 Akten reduzierte Fassung. RISM G/GG 3982. fr

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        Aucassin et Nicolette ou lees Moeurs du bon vieux tems. Comedie en trois actes. Representee pour la premiere fois, devant leurs Majestes a Versailles le 30 Decembre 1779, par les Comediens Italiennes ordinaires du Roi et a Paris le 3 Janvier 1780 et reprise le 7 Janvier 1782. Oeuvre XX. Gravee par le Sr. Huguet. Imprime par Basset

      . Paris : Houbaut, [1783?]. - Partitur. [2] Bll. (Titel, blanco, Widmung, Verlagsangabe), 135 S. Fol. Pgt. d. Zt. Ecken gering bestossen. Bibliotheksexpl. mit Stempeln, auch auf einige Notenseiten. // Full score. Fol. Engraved. Contemp. parchment. Ex-library copy with stamps to title and contents.. Frühe Titelauflage der Erstausgabe der auf 3 Akten reduzierte Fassung. RISM G/GG 3982.

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        "Grundsätze ueber die Richtung mit mehreren Batailons von dem F(eld)z(eug)m(ei)ster Grafen von Siskowitz".

      wohl Österreich, ca. 1783.. Deutsche Handschrift auf Papier mit 84 nicht nummerierten Seiten, 2 weiße Blatt, Pappband der Zeit, 32 x 21,5 cm,. Einband etwas berieben, mit Ex Libris "Alex. F. H. V. Seckendorff". Vorangestellt ebenfalls handschriftlich "Extrait d'une lettre de Prag d'alle du 12 fevrier 1783". Graf Josef von Siskowitz war General der der österreichischen kaiserlichen Armee und kämpfte mit einigem Erfolg im Siebenjährigen Krieg.

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        Sammandrag af Capitain Jacob Cooks åren 1772, 73, 74 och 1775 omkring Södra Polen Förrättade Resa, hwarwid herrar Forsters och Furneaux Journaler blifwit jämnförde och nyttjade; innehållande det hufwudsakeligaste af de på denna resa gjorda nya uptäckter i Söderhafwet, rörande södra polens ishaf, nya uptäckte öars naturalier och inwånarnes tänkesätt, seder, klädedrägt, m.m.

      - Upsala, tryckt hos Directeuren Johan Edman, På egen bekostnad 1783. 8:o. (22),366,(10) s. Saknar smutstitelblad. Samtida halvskinnband i kalv, nötta pärmsidor. 5 blad i början med mindre fuktrand i övre yttre hörn. Inlagan med ett par fläckar i nedre kant på sidan 4 i övrigt sporadiska mindre fläckar. Klipp i nedre kant på titelbladet 11 x 66 mm. Namnteckning Johan Hammarin på titelbladet. Lacking halftitle. Contemporary half calf, boards rubbed. 5 leaves in the beginning with small watersoiling outer margin. Small spots on page 4 else occasional spotting. 11 x 66 mm cut away lower edge on title. Old owner`s signature on title. 17,5 x 11,5 cm.*Första svenska upplagan av Cooks andra resa. First swedish edition of Cook`s second journey.[#\113637] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Miricountzaren gaineco popoulouiaren faltac, libouro, oficio hartaco eçtirenen arguitzeco (.) - Erreurs populaires de la médecine, ouvrage composé pour l'instruction de ceux qui ne professent pas cette science, avec l'explication des termes de l'art dont on n'a pu se dispenser de se servir

      L'auteur, Méquignon, Paris 1783 - In-12. [167 x 95 mm] Collation : (4), XXII, (2), 465, (11) pp. Veau brun, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.). Première édition de cet ouvrage qui se remarque pour avoir sa première page de titre en basque, "écrit comme on doit le prononcer; les curieux le liront, s'ils veulent." Vinson, Essai d'une bibliographie de la langue basque 124. Petit accroc au bas du dos.

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        CURIA PHILIPICA, primero y segundo tomo. Su autor. , natural de la CIUDAD DE OVIEDO, en el Principado de Asturias. Nueva impresion en que se han enmendado las erratas de las antiguas.

      Josef Doblado, Madrid 1783 - Fol, port. 2 tintas (algo det.), 2h, 520p, 37h (índice). Pergamino algo det. 1783

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        Beyträge zur nähern Kenntniss des Schweizerlandes.

      Zürich, Fuessly 1783 - 5 parties in-12. Collation : 750 pp., 5 planches, 2 cartes. En feuilles, tel que paru. Première édition. Publié en 5 fascicules en 5 ans, l'ouvrage est très rare complet. "A 18 ans, Hans Rudolf Schinz (1745-1790) avait déjà parcouru, en grande partie à pieds, le tour de la Confédération. Dans les années 1770-1772 il eut l'occasion de traverser de long en large les bailliages italiens, emportant avec lui des listes de questions, dans l'intention de faire des enquêtes, de récolter des données et des observations minutieuses dans tous les domaines (géographique, géologique, naturaliste, économique, social, politique, religieux, etc.) non pas en tant que spécialiste, comme il le précisait, mais avec l'incontestable mérite de collectionner des données originales, uniques et irremplaçables, qui devinrent ensuite les Beyträge zur näheren Kenntniss des Schweizerlandes." (Museo Onsernonese) Illustré par une grande carte de Lugano et Mendrisio, une grande carte de la Valle Leventina et 5 planches gravées dont une jolie vue de bucherons au travail. Un sixième cahier a été publié en 1791 sous le titre de 'Neue Beyträge.'. L'auteur en était Heinrich von Orell. Exemplaire non relié, tel que sorti de l'imprimerie, conservé dans une boîte. // You can browse all my books on [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le droit du Seigneur. Comedie en trois actes et en prose. Dedie a Madame la Duchesse de Fronsac. Representee pour la premiere fois devant leurs Majestes Fontainbleau [sic!] le 17 Octobre 1783, par les Comediens Italiens ordinaires du Roy, et a Paris le 29 Decembre de la meme annee

      . Paris : Brunet, [1783?]. - Partitur. [4] S. (Titel, Widmungsblatt), 200 S. Fol. Verlagsangabe überklebt. Titel gering fleckig. Titel und Inhalt mit mehreren Bibliotheksstempeln. Mod. marm. HLdr. / Full score. Engraved. Folio. Mod. half-leather with marbled paper over boards. Ex-library copy with stamps to title and contents. Paste-over label to publisher's imprint. Title sl. stained. Library stamps to title and contents.. Erstausgabe. RISM M 1045.

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        Observations on the Commerce of the American States : With an Appendix, Containing an Account of All Rice, Indigo, Cochineal, Tobacco, Sugar, Molasses, and Rum Imported Into and Exported From Great-britain the Last Ten Years &C.

      London : Printed for J. Debrett 1783 - [3], 122, [2], iv, 9 p., [17] leaves of tables (some fold.) ; cm. Pamphlet bound in modern leather. Gilt lettered red spine label. 5 raised spines. Fine binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages with tanning. Title page reinforced. Of the folding tables in the appendix, only 1 has been repaired. The rest are free from tears or holes. Sabin 32633; JFBL S290; Howes H.616; not in Streeter; Kress B.784; Goldsmiths 12623; cf.: Black 1348 (Dublin edition); not in Einaudi After the American Revolution, America was freed from the restrictions of British mercantilism. Parliament debated the issue of trade with the former colonies. Some argued that restricting trade with America was wasteful, and that if trade were restricted neither party would benefit. Others, still angry about the Revolution, argued against a commercial treaty with the former colonists. Lord Sheffield was a British MP. In his 1783 pamphlet, Observations on the Commerce of the American States, he argued that Britain could trade with America without signing a treaty and making any concessions. Parliament voted to increase exports to America, while at the same time holding American imports to a minimum. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Proposal for Country Naval Free Schools, to be Built on Waste Lands. Giving such Effectual Instructions to Poor Boys as may Nurse them for the Sea Service. Teaching Them Also to Cultivate the Earth

      (London, 1783). (London, 1783). Eight engraved b/w plates (five double page, two folding), an engraved folding table, and two engraved vignettes (one on the title page and the other on the first page of the dedication). Folio. iv, (1), x-xxii (lacking pp. v-viii, as do all known copies), (2), 90, (4), 91-112, (engraved title page for Songs), (blank), 115-120, 120*, (1), 121-141, (blank), 47 pp. of engraved music scores, (three blank pages), engraved title, (blank), v, (blank), (2), 67 pp. Hanway was an eccentric British merchant and a tireless worker for the betterment of mankind. Probably his most lasting contribution to society is the umbrella, which he is said to have popularized. His most important contemporary contribution was the Marine Society, an institution which taught young Britons to be sailors and outfitted them for sea. According to the DNB this institution sent nearly 5,500 boys into the Royal Navy between 1756 and 1762. Hanway summarizes his ideas in the present work, which was published just a few years before his death. In it he proposes a school for underprivileged youngsters, where they could learn farming and other trades. As a result the book concerns itself equally with farming, education and maritime matters. Its main goal, however, was to train boys to be seamen, and for this purpose a realistic replica of a man of war was to be erected on dry land. The book is notable for its large folding plates of a first rate man of war, and for forty-eight engraved plates of music, intended for “moral and instructive amusement.” In addition to the Proposal, the book contains Songs, and Moral Advice for Students, each with its own engraved title. See DNB vol. XXIV, p. 312. Adams and Waters, 1981. A near fine copy in twentieth century half calf in contemporary style with six raised bands, vellum corners and red leather label.

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        Recueil de memoires sur la mecanique et la physique.

      Paris, Barrois, 1783.. (20 x 13 cm). XIV (2) XXXII, 384 (1) S. Mit 10 (4 gefalteten) Kupfertafeln. Grüner Halblederband des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts mit hübscher Rückenvergoldung.. Einzige Ausgabe der Zusammenfassung seiner bedeutendsten, an die Academie Royale gerichteten Memoirs über seine Entdeckungen und Verbesserungen, darunter die über die Weiterentwicklung des Bouguerschen Heliometers, die Vervollständigung seines "Diasporametre" zur Bestimmung der Linsenbrechung, das Rochon-Prisma ein doppelbrechendes Prisma für Mikrometer und Distanzmessgeräte sowie über eine Maschine zum gravieren von Buchstaben. - Rochon (1741-1817) war Astronom an der kgl. Marine-Akademie und später Direktor der Sternwarte in Brest. - Vereinzelt gering gebräunt. Einband minimal bestoßen. Insgesamt dekoratives Exemplar in guter Erhaltung. - Poggendorff II, 670; Houzeau-Lancaster 3506; Darmstaedter S. 225

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