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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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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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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        Document signed ("Caron de Beaumarchais").

      Paris, 1. XI. 1783 [?]. - 4to. 1 p. Several buyers of an annuity, including Beaumarchais, commit themselves with their signature to the payment of 10,000 livres on January 1, 1787. - Slightly browned due to paper and somewhat spotty; three pinhead-sized holes in the lower left corner.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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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'.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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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]

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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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        Suite of six views: [1]: [Bareges in the Pyrenees] after a painting by G. Barrett; [2]: View of the East Front of the Wonderful Natural Bridge of Veja; [3]: A View of Recoaro; [4]: [Falls of the Gava.] after a painting by G. Barrett; [5]: A View of the Lake of Wallenstat; [6]: View of the Ruins of a Roman Arch at Aix in Savoy

      Published by A. Robertson Charles Street, St. James's Square, London 1783 - This is a stunning suite of aquatinted landscapes by the celebrated engraver Archibald Robertson from "Short Descriptive Account of the Pyrenean Part of Bigorre." Archibald Robertson was an accomplished painter and engraver who specialized in aquatint landscapes. He was active in London between 1765 and 1786 and is recorded as exhibiting three landscape paintings at the Royal Academy between 1772 and 1775. Not much is known of Robertson's history, since he is often confused with the miniature painter Archibald Robertson, who was highly acclaimed in both England and America. Given the date, style, and medium of this suite of aquatints, it would seem more likely that these picturesque landscapes were executed by the London-based Robertson, who was known to be an accomplished aquatinter as well as a print seller. These handsome prints depict various sites of beauty throughout Europe. There are two proof prints, which makes it difficult to decipher their exact location, but the other four prints depict places famed for their natural beauty. Robertson has chosen to picture the celebrated Wallenstadt Lake in Switzerland, a favorite summer resort and eighteenth century tourist destination. He has also included a stunning view of the natural bridge in Veja, outside Verona, a tranquil view of the famous spa town Recoaro, in the province of Veneto, and a charming image of the Roman ruins in Aix-les-bains in France. The two proof titles are sites in the Pyrenees. The complete work consisted of seventeen prints. These were published between 1783-87 under the title Short Descriptive Account of the Pyrenean Part of Bigorre. From which Twelve of the Subjects intended for this Publications are selected. The selection of sites is somewhat random, moving from Spain to France to Sicily, though they are all within what could be called a western Mediterranean region. The unifying factor is Robertson's extraordinary ability as a landscape engraver. Le Blanc, Manuel de L'Amateur D'Estampes Vol III, p. 342; Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs vol. 11, p. 773. Coloured aquatints with gum arabic. Printed on watermarked laid paper. 1]: [Bareges in the Pyrenees] after a painting by G. Barrett. Proof before title. In excellent condition. Plate mark: 16 x 21 inches. Sheet size: 16 3/8 x 22 1/4 inches. [2]: View of the East Front of the Wonderful Natural Bridge of Veja: In excellent condition with the exception of a small tear in the lower margin. Plate mark: 16 x 20 7/8 inches. Sheet size: 16 1/2 x 21 7/8 inches. [3]: A View of Recoaro: In excellent condition. Plate mark: 16 x 21 inches. Sheet size: 16 1/2 x 21 7/8 inches. [4]: [Falls of the Gava] after a painting by G. Barrett. Proof before title. In excellent condition. Plate mark: 16 x 20 7/8 inches. Sheet size: 16 5/8 x 21 5/8 inches. [5]: A View of the Lake of Wallenstat: In excellent condition. Plate mark: 16 x 21 inches. Sheet size: 16 3/8 x 21 5/8 inches. [6]: View of the Ruins of a Roman Arch at Aix in Savoy: In excellent condition. Plate mark: 15 7/8 x 20 3/4 inches. Sheet size: 16 5/8. [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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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        Vies des plus célèbres Marins. Vie de Barberousse, Général des Armées Navales de Soliman II, Empereur des Turcs.

      A Paris, chez Belin, M LXXXI [1781]. 1783 - 1 vol. in-12° (141 x 85 mm.) de : xxii pp. (Faux-titre, Titre, Avant-Propos), [1] f.b., 212 pp. [1] f. (Approbation). Portrait gravé de Barberousse en frontispice. Plein veau marbré d'époque, dos lisse orné, pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, triple-filet doré d'encadrement des plats, roulette dorée sur les coupes, tranches marbrées. Adrien Richer (1720-1798) est un auteur et biographe français qui consacra son oeuvre à des compilations de biographies. Il s'intéressa tout particulièrement aux hommes de marine et on lui doit une série d'ouvrage très populaires sur le sujet. Bel exemplaire en charmante reliure d'époque. 1 vol. 12mo. Engraved portrait. Contemporary calf. Fine copy in contemporary binding of this biography by Adrien Richer (1720-1798). Polak, 8240.

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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).

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        The Letters of The Celebrated Junius.

      London: 1783. - 2 volume set, 7.25 inches tall. Full tree calf with raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt panels. An exceptionally elegant set in fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arte de viver em paz com os homens ? dedicada aos vassallos de S. Mag. Fidelissima, principalmente aos que habitão a diocese do Maranhão.

      Lisbon, Na Regia Officina Typographica, 1783. - 155 pp. 8°, contemporary crimson morocco (a few nicks at extremities, larger nick in bottom compartment of spine, faint stains), royal arms of Portugal stamped in gilt on both covers, gilt fillet at edge, spine gilt in five compartments with raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endleaves. Crisp and clean. In fine condition. Green-tinted armorial bookplate of the Visconde do Torrão, produced in 1956, with the motto "Pelo meu dever", engraved by António Paes Ferreira after the design by António Lima. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this Portuguese adaptation of Pierre Nicole's @Des moyens de conserver la paix avec les hommes. Padua states in the preface that he was working on this volume when he was appointed Bishop of Maranhão in 1783, and that he wishes to dedicate it particularly to his new flock: "Em toda parte desejamos ver estabelecida a paz; mas com especialidade nesta, que está commetida aos nossos cuidados" (p. 7).@Provenance: Luís Maria José Pedro Paulo Estanislau Kostka Francisco de Sales Benjamin Macário Henriques Pereira de Faria Saldanha e Lancastre, 2.º Visconde do Torrão (1885-1973).---- Borba de Moraes (1983) II, 646. Translator not listed in Innocêncio. Not in @Imprensa Nacional. Not in JCB, @Portuguese and Brazilian Books. Not in Gonçalves Rodrigues, @A tradução em Portugal, which cites translations of two other works by Nicole. Not in Palha. Not in Azevedo-Samodães, Ameal, Monteverde or Avila-Perez. For the bookplate, see Avelar Duarte, @Ex-libris portugueses heráldicos 923. Not located in NUC. OCLC: 223139260 (University of Toronto). Porbase locates a single copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (without collation or call number). Not located in Copac. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire physique, morale, civile et politique de la Russie ancienne ] Atlas [Recueil de planches ] : Plan de Kronstadt (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl.12) ; grande carte dépliante de Saint Pétersbourg (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 1) ; Plan de Moskou (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 15) ; Carte de la Mer d'Azov et d'une partie de la Mer Noire levée en 1774 par Monsieur Kinsbergen Capitaine de Haut-Bord de S.-M. Impériale de toutes les Russies (ravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 16) ; Carte de la Mer Caspienne dressée en septembre 1776 d'après les dernières Observations par D. Guldenstaedt (ravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 17) ; Tereki Fluvii Cursus Kabarda major minor que et Caucaso adjacentes regiones (ravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 18) ; Plan et coupe horizontal

      1783 - Un recueil factice composés par un grand nombre des planches de l'atlas, en 1 vol. in-folio reliure d'époque demi-basane, plats imitation basane mouchetée, [ circa 1783 - 1785 ] Plan de Kronstadt (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl.12) ; grande carte dépliante de Saint Pétersbourg (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 1) ; Plan de Moskou (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 15) ; Carte de la Mer d'Azov et d'une partie de la Mer Noire levée en 1774 par Monsieur Kinsbergen Capitaine de Haut-Bord de S.-M. Impériale de toutes les Russies (ravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 16) ; Carte de la Mer Caspienne dressée en septembre 1776 d'après les dernières Observations par D. Guldenstaedt (ravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 17) ; Tereki Fluvii Cursus Kabarda major minor que et Caucaso adjacentes regiones (ravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 18) ; Plan et coupe horizontale du labyrinthe souterrain de Koungour (ravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 20) ; [ Sculptures anciennes ] (atlas pl. 28) ; [ Objets anciens ] (atlas pl. 26 et pl. 27 et pl. 28 [bis ]) ; Bender assiégé & pris par les Russes en 1770 (atlas pl. 34) ; Plan de l'Attaque et la Victoire remportée par les Russes sur les Turcs et les Tartars près du Large en Moldavie le 7 juillet 1770 (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl.35) ; Plan de la Bataille & de la Victoire remportée par les Russes sur les Turcs commandés par le Grand Vizir près de la Rivière Kagul en Bessarabie le 21 Juillet 1770 (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 36) ; Plan des Expéditions faites par le Gal Weissman de l'autre côté du Danube contre Tultschi & Katschi, le 4 avril 1771 (gravé par Tardieu Atlas pl. 37) ; Plan de l'Attaque du Retranchement, du Camp, et de la Flotte des Turcs par le Gal Weissman près de Tultschi, le 30 juin 1171 ; et avec 16 tableaux statistiques, pour la plupart dépliants Très intéressant recueil, incomplet, de planches de l'atlas de l'Histoire de la Russie par Nicolas Le Clerc. On y retrouve notamment la grande et belle carte dépliante de Saint-Pétersbourg, les plans de Kronstadt et Moscou, et d'impressionnants tableaux statistiques (dont le remarquable "Etat des Officiers, Soldats, & des Hommes employés sur les Vaisseaux de Guerres Russes". Etat satisfaisant ( mouillure angulaire n'affactant pas le plan de Saint Pétersbourg, reliure très abîmée et faible). Prix en l'état. Brunet, III, 916 Lors de son séjour en Russie, l'auteur fut successivement médecin de l'hetman des Cosaques, du grand-duc, inspecteur de l'hôpital de Moscou et membre de l'Académie de Saint-Pétersbourg. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoire sur l'histoire naturelle de l'Isle de Corse, avec un catalogue lythologique de cette Isle et des reflexions sommaires sur l'existence physique de notre globe.

      - London and Paris, Molini and Onfroy, 1783. VIII, 126p, 1 folded handcoloured map of Corsica and an engraved vignette on title page. A very nice copy, bound in recent halfleather with title in gilt on spine, and snakeskin pattern on cover and used as flyleaves. Contents without foxing, a few pp. cut a bit shorter than others. Very faint dampstain on bottom margin of map (well away from image), which is otherwise bright and in nice contemporary handcolouring. Very rare, this is the first detailed geological study of the island of Corsica. Part of the book is a 56-page classified catalogue of well over 200 varieties of basalts, granites, jaspers, agates, soapstones, serpentines, marbles and alabasters. The folding map, entitled "Carte Phisique de l’Isle de Corse" (plate size 17.5 x 32.5 cm) has a lettered key to topographic features and notes indicating the colour coding of regions showing three different types of geology. This is the first publication by Barral (1742-1827), a Corsican infantry officer and inspector of roads and bridges who went on to publish several further geological works. The book was printed by P. D. Pierres, one of Paris’s leading printers (his name appears in the headpiece) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Melchior]
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        A new map of North America with the West India Islands. divided according to the preliminary articles of peace, signed at Versailles 20 April 1783 wherein are particularly distinguished the Unites States of America, and the several provinces, goverments etc which compose the British Dominions.

      London. 1783 - Size: 1048 x 1195 mm. Fine condition. Copperplate engraving with original outline colour. A fascinating large scale four-sheet map of North America, extending southward to the West Indies and Central America. The scale of the map allows for detailed and accurate information and to display the very latest discoveries, such as the Jesuit priest Father Kino's inset map of the land passage to the Pacific via California. A superbly decorative title cartouche features Native Americans in the upper right corner of the map, whilst an inset map of Baffin's Bay and Hudson's Bay is found in the upper left corner. This is a significant and visually stunning map of North America, published at the end of the War of Independence. There is minor offsetting, which is consistent with a map of this size. Published by Robert Sayer.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Die Kirche und Kloster zu Maria Hülff und die Sogenante Leimgruben. Gezeig. u. gest. v. J. Ziegler. Orig.-Umrißradierung, altkolor.,

      - [Wien], Artaria [1783]. 31: 44,5 cm. (Plattengr.) Unter Passep. Gerahmt. pp. Schwarz 28; Nebehay-W. 671, 28 - 1. Etat. Gr. Nr. 28. Mit allen bei Schwarz beschriebenen Merkmalen. In ausgezeichnetem Zustand. Gewicht in Gramm: 3000

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        A JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN COOK'S LAST VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, AND IN QUEST OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE, BETWEEN ASIA & AMERICA; PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1776, 1777, 1778, AND 1779.

      Hartford. . 1783 - 208pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf. Boards worn (leather on lower board loose but holding), corners abraded, outer joints worn. Later ink inscriptions on front pastedown. Titlepage soiled and worn. Moderately age-toned, soiled, and dampstained. Lacking the very rare map (as is virtually always the case). A good copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. "This is not only the first American book on the Northwest Coast, but also the first American book on Hawaii." - Streeter. Ledyard sailed as a corporal of Marines on Cook's last voyage, and was on board ship when Cook met his death on Hawaii. A native of Connecticut, he was with Cook during the first part of the American Revolution and in England until 1782. Assigned to the North American station, he deserted and returned to Hartford, where this account (evidently intermixed with the 1781 narrative of John Rickman, probably by an unidentified editor) was published in 1783. One of the rarest of subsidiary accounts of Cook's voyage, and a book of the greatest interest in the history of the Northwest Coast and its exploration. HOWES L181, "d." STREETER SALE 3477. EVANS 17998. SABIN 39691. WICKERSHAM 6556. LADA-MOCARSKI 36. FORBES HAWAII 52.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The History of Henry III. (Last of the House of Valois, ) King of France

      Dublin : Printed For The Author, By P. Byrne, 1783. 1st Edition. Minor closed tear to the title. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. Physical desc. : vii, [1], 357, [1]p. ; 8°. Subject: Henry III, King of France, 1551-1589. Anonymous. By James Garden. Referenced by: ESTC, T199371. Small inst. Stamp to the title.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Schema aller Uniform der Kaiserl. Königl. Kriegsvölkern. Wien, Artaria 1794. 8°. 13 Bll. (typographische Zwischentitel), mit gest. Titel u. 132 kolor. Kupfertafeln, Hldr. im Stil d. Zt. mit Rsch. u. reicher Rvg.

      - Colas 2659, Anm.- Seltenes, altkoloriertes Uniformwerk mit sauber, von zeitgenössischer Hand, bezeichneten Darstellungen der Infanterie, Deutsche Regimenter, Garnisons-Regimenter, Ungarische Regimenter, Italienische und Niederländische Regimenter, National Gränz- Regimenter, Cavallerie, Carabiniers, Cuirassiers, Dragoners, Cheveaux Legers, National- und andere Hussaren, Artillerie- Regimenter und verschiedene Corpi.- Das Erscheinen dieser Uniformsammlung des österreichischen Heeres begann 1783 und wurde bis ca. 1792 laufend aktualisiert. Aus diesem Grund weisen fast alle Exemplare unterschiedliche Kollationen auf.- Tafeln tls. gestochen v. Max von Grimm.- Tls. leicht gebräunt od. braunfleckig, sonst sehr schönes, vollständiges Exemplar.# Rare work on uniforms with 132 contemporary coloured copper plates, neatly described by contemporary hand, of the cavalry, infantry, artillery of German, Hungarian, Italian and Dutch regiments.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Müller]
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        REAL Cédula de su Magestad, de 19 de Septiembre de 1783. Aprobando las Ordenanzas con que se han de gobernar los cinco Gremios mayores de Madrid en su Giro y Comercio.

      - M., Blas Román, 1783, 34,5 x 24,5 cm., p.e. a falta del lomo, cortes dorados, 3 h. incluso portada con escudo grabado + 142 págs. (Sello de anterior poseedor. Ejemplar con grandes márgenes y en papel de hilo. Sello del Rey en la primera y última hoja de texto. Certifica la copia Bernardo Ruiz del Burgo. Obra muy rara). MADRID COMERCIO

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        REALES Ordenanzas para la dirección, réjimen y gobierno del importante Cuerpo de la Minería de Nueva-España, y de su Real Tribunal Jeneral. De orden de su Majestad. Impresa en Madrid año de 1783.

      - Reimpresa en Santiago de Chile, Imprenta de La Opinión, 1833, 34,5 x 24,5 cm., tela moderna, 2 h. + IV + 108 + 36 + XXXIII págs. (Ejemplar con grandes márgenes. Reglamentos de los aspectos de minería, tanto de la aquisición de minas como de su explotación y cómo regir las extracciones de metales preciosos. Aunque promungadas para Nueva España, su influencia se extendío mucho mas allá y siguieron en vigor tanto en Perú como en México durante casi todo el siglo XIX). MINERÍA MINAS

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        Autograph receipt signed (in third person within the text).

      Tonnerre, 12. II. 1783. - ¾ p. Small 4to. Receipt for household expenses for "M.lle la Ch.re D’Éon", "pour quatre feuillettes de vin rouge ordinaire". - Éon de Beaumont was a French transsexual political adventurer, secret agent of Louis XV in Russia (1755), then minister to England. The term "eonism" denoting the tendency to adopt the costume and manners of the opposite sex, is derived from his name. Despite d'Éon's wearing a dragoon's uniform all the time, there were rumors that he was actually a woman, and a betting pool was started on the London Stock Exchange about his true sex. D'Éon finally claimed to be physically not a man, but a woman, and demanded recognition by the government as such. King Louis XVI and his court complied, but demanded that d'Éon dress appropriately and wear women's clothing. D'Éon agreed, especially when the king granted him funds for a new wardrobe. Overall, Charles d’Éon spent his first 49 years as a man, and his last 33 years as a woman. Upon death, a council of physicians discovered that d'Éon's body was anatomically male.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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