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      Photolithography with original colour (Very Good, slightly age-toned, tiny tears in margins) 50 x 38 cm (19.7 x 15 inches). - [Russia, second half of the 19th century]. A rare 19th century photolithoraphed lubok (Russian popular broadside) with text in early cyrillic alphabet and with original colour shows a holy fool and a clairvoyant Ivan Yakovlevich Koreisha. - A rare originally coloured lubok (Russian broadside) shows a portrait of Ivan Yakovlevich Koreisha (1783–1861), a Russian holy fool, revered by many contemporaries as clairvoyant, soothsayer and blessed, but not canonized and not glorified by the Russian Orthodox Church. Extremely famous in the mid 19th century in the Central provinces of Russia, Ivan Koreisha was quickly forgotten after his death in 1861. In literature Koreisha was commemorated by Dostoyevsky, Ostrovsky, Leskov and Tolstoy, Bunin and others. Koreisha was hled in the Transfiguration (Preobrazhenskaya) hospital, today called Gilyarovsky hospital, founded 1808 as the first psychiatric hospital in Moscow. It was initially called a madhouse and had only eighty beds. The broadside was probably made still in the time of Koreisha's life. Lubki: Prints for the Russian Masses - Lubok (??????; Lubki, plural) were extremely important elements of Russian poplar visual culture from the second half of the 17th Century until the Russian Revolution. They are broadside prints usually featuring simple graphics, often accompanied by explanatory text. They focused on a variety of topics including, sacred religious icons, pre-Christian Pagan imagery, folk tales, satire, political propaganda, and humour (which sometimes crossed the line into the ribald), amongst other subjects. Importantly, lubki were amongst the only Russian prints targeted towards the lower and middle classes. They were cheaply produced, and thus affordable, featuring narratives generally comprehensible by images alone (for the benefit of the illiterate), while the text was usually written in vernacular language, accessible to everyman. In this sense, they were the forerunners of the comic strip. They were often sold at public markets, and were displayed on the walls of inns and private homes. In many cases, lubki were the only artworks affordable by the masses. The first lubki were produced as woodcuts during the second half of the 17thCentury, and while inspired by popular Western European prints, from the outset that assumed their own distinct Russian style and content. The earliest lubki followed the ‘Old Russian’ style, as see on church frescoes of the Upper Volga, and as popularized by the Koren Picture-Bible (1692-96). Tempera paints were often applied, in resplendent hues, lending flair to what were often simplistic, albeit beautiful, deigns. Russian scholar Alexander Boguslavsky observed that lubki are "a combination of Russian icon and manuscript painting traditions with the ideas and topics of western European woodcuts." While most lubki were privately printed, from the Napoleonic Wars onwards, they were issued by the Tsarist regime for propaganda purposes. During the 18th Century, the style and colouring were maintained, yet the diversity of subject matter increased, while the medium changed to engraving and etching. Many 19th Century lubki followed a traditional design and colouration scheme, yet were printed through modern techniques, such as lithography and photoithography. Printed on cheap paper, and hand coloured, such lubki are of an extraordinary appearance and tactile quality, unlike anything printed in Western Europe or America. Their archaic style, mixed with modern techniques, often leads uninitiated Westerners to mistakenly believe that they are 19th reproductions of much earlier prints. During the second half of the 19th and early 20th Centuries, the imperial government and patriotic printers sponsored ‘war lubki’, explaining military events and the exploits of the Russian armed forces. While some lubki-like prints were produced in Russia after the 1917 Revolution, Soviet propaganda poster and flyers largely replaced the genre. While many individual lu

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        Histoire d'Ayder-Ali-Khan, Nabab-Bahader, roi des Canarins, &c. souba de Scirra; dayva du Mayssour, souverain des empires du Cherequi & du Calicut, &c. nabab du Benguelour, &c. seigneur des montagnes & vallés, roi des isles de la mer. ou nouveaux mémoires sur l'Inde, enrichis de notes historiques.

      Paris: Cailleau, 1783 - 2 volumes, duodecimo (164 x 94 mm). Contemporary tree sheep, gilt banded smooth spines, black and olive-green twin labels, yellow edges. A few wormholes to spines, two labels a little rubbed, volume I half-title a little ragged at fore-edge, a couple of gatherings lightly browned, paper flaw in blank margin at I1 volume II, a few leaves in volume II lightly dampstained at foot but a very good set with half-titles and an intriguing provenance: contemporary ownership inscription on half-titles of "delaRoche", a "capitaine d'infanterie". Folding hand-coloured engraved map of India, woodcut headpieces. First edition of this important eyewitness account of military service, during the Anglo-Mysore Wars, under Hyder Ali (1720-1782), sultan of Mysore; it was published the year after his death and an English translation appeared in editions at London and Dublin in 1784 and later in the 19th century. It was the basis for a version (1784-86) by Matthias Christian Sprengel, the most important German historian of India in the eighteenth century. "De La Tour's [sic] text was based on two central strategies: presenting a positive image of Haidar Ali and criticizing the British for both their conduct towards Haidar and other Indian rulers and towards the French, while at the same time defending the conduct of the French in India. In doing so, De La Tour consciously wrote against an existing image of Haidar Ali as a cruel Oriental despot and intolerant Muslim. Haidar Ali became known as a personality in Europe during the First Anglo-Mysore War of 1767-9 because of his surprising military success against the British that seemed to undermine existing perceptions of Indian military inferiority" (Chen Tzoref-Ashkenazi, German Soldiers in Colonial India, 2016, p. 146). The author, Maistre De La Tour, a French mercenary in Hyder's service, is described on the title page as "général de dix mille hommes de l'empire Mogol, & ci-devant commandant en chef l'artillerie de l'armée d'Ayder-Ali, & un corps de troupes Européennes, à la solde de ce Nabab" (a general of ten thousand men of the Mogul empire, and formerly commander-in-chief of the artillery of the army of Ayder Ali, and a corps of European troops in the pay of that Nabob). Decidedly uncommon, Copac locates copies at only three British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Oxford, Manchester); OCLC adds below two dozen locations worldwide. A very appealing copy in a contemporary binding. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Raccolta delle più belle vedute della città e porto di Livorno.

      Livorno, G.M. Terreni, 1783, in folio oblungo, titolo, dedica a Pietro Leopoldo, pianta della città e 17 tavole numerate, incise in rame da Berardi, Daniotto, Fambrini, Galli e Nerici. Iª edizione. (La grande tavola della veduta di Livorno è numerata 9 e 10. Nel nostro esemplare questa grande tavola è con margini ridotti. Manca il frontespizio. Moreni II, pag. 390).

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        Manuscript entitled 'A course of Lectures on Government By John Millar Esquire. 1786', Lectures 9-47, with, bound at the end, an 8-page printed curriculum: A Course of Lectures on Government; given annually in the University. Glasgow: 1783.

      - Manuscript notes of lectures by Adam Smith's pupil. According to an inscription dated 1855 on the front pastedown, these 'Notes [were] written by the late David Wemyss Esq. WS'. The printed curriculum is extremely rare: Gaskell reports editions printed in 1771, 1773, 1778, 1783 and 1787 (slightly different from year to year), but they are all known in one copy only. In ours, the individual lectures have been neatly cross-referenced to page numbers in the manuscript. 'John Millar was outstandingly successful as a law teacher. He was known as a profound and ingenious scholar, and students came from all quarters of Britain to hear his lectures. Many of his students later distinguished themselves as philosophers (for example, David Hume, himself a Professor of Scots law) or politicians (for example, James Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale). He lectured not only on civil law (Institutes and Digest) but on Scottish law, English law and government. Many lecture notes taken by his students can still be found in Glasgow University Library and other libraries. His influence also extended beyond his law classes. It is well known, for example, that Jeffrey, Horner, Brougham and other contributors to the Edinburgh Review as well as James Mill were greatly stimulated by and learned much from Millar. Millar based his law courses on a philosophy derived from Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759). His respect for Smith was very great: "I am happy to acknowledge the obligations I feel myself under to this illustrious philosopher, by having, at an early period of life, had the benefit of hearing his lectures on the History of Civil Society, and of enjoying his unreserved conversation on the same subject. The great Montesquieu pointed out the road. He was the Lord Bacon in this branch of Philosophy. Dr. Smith is the Newton"' (Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century British Philosophers, Thoemmes Press, 1999). 'Millar’s published works sprang from his teaching . An Historical View of the English Government (1787) was intended as a modern whiggish correction to Hume’s History of England . As with his intellectual master, Adam Smith, however, the full scope of Millar’s project disappeared from view because so much of the theoretical structure remained the privileged information of his students’ (ODNB). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 4to, 176 numbered pages handwritten in ink, clearly legible, rebound around 1850 in half green morocco, dampstain running through top right-hand corner with slight loss of text on a few leaves, general condition very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Saggio sopra l'Antica Storia de' primi abitanti dell'Italia, dell'Avvocato Giuseppe M.a. Galanti

      NAPOLI: nella Stamperia della Società Letteraria e Tipografica - Napoli, 1783. II ED.. Rilegato. BUONO. 12,6 19,6. USATO

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        Exercitationes academicae. 2 Teile in 1 Bd.

      Leiden, Luchtmans & Eyk, Vygh, 1783/85, 4, (6), 150, (2) (4), 16, (2) pp., 15 z.T. doppelblattgroße Kupferstichtafeln, Halbpergamenteinband im St.d.Zt. trotz des im unteren Drittel befindlichen zarten Wasserrandes ein feines Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe seiner Vorlesungen zur Anatomie und Pathologie des Schädels! Eduard Sandifort (1742-1814), Professsor der Anatomie und Chirurgie in Leiden. Sandifort, "der obwohl der Methode des B.S. Albinus folgend, stets den Zusammenhang zwischen Anatomie und Medcin vor Augen hatte und sich deshalb nicht allein der beschreibenden, sondern auch der pathologischen Anatomie zuwandte und dies auf solch' vortrefflcihe Weise, das Cruveilhier ihn, und mit Recht, den Vater der pathologischen Iconographie genannt hat. Er muss daher als eine Zierde der Lydener Universität . anerkannt werden." C.E.DanielsDie hervorragend gestochenen Tafeln, wurden teilweise in sein "Museum anatomicum." von 1793 übernommen.First Edition - The focus of these rare volumes is the anatomy and pathology of the cranium. Sandifort succeeded Albinus chair of anatomy and surgery at Leyden. "Like Albinus he directed his efforts to the development and perfection of anatomical drawing." Choulant 312-313, citing this work. "Sandifort ranks almost with Morgagni in the breadth of his observations in pathological anatomy. Cruveilhier called him 'the father of iconography in pathology.' "The plates show human skulls. Sandifort made a special study of craniology and can be considered as one of the most important representatives of the study of scientific anatomy of his time" DawsonLong, "History of Pathology," 2nd ed., p. 72 Blake 4000 Dawson 5941 C.E.Daniels, Hirsch V, pp.169-170

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        An essay on landscape; or, on the means of improving and embellishing the country round our habitations. Translated from the French . .

      London: printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall, 1783. First Edition thus. Half-Calf. Fine. First (and only) Edition in English, translated from the French; considered the more valuable for its 55 page introduction by the translator. Small 8vo: [2],lv,[1],160pp, with copper-engraved frontispiece of the Ile des Peupliers. Nineteenth-century black calf flat spine ruled and lettered in gilt, marbled paper-covered boards, all edges untrimmed. Fine, clean, wide-margined copy. Adams, The French garden, 1500-1800, pp. 127-31. Siren, China and gardens of Europe of the eighteenth century, pp. 125-132. Oxford Companion to Gardens, p. 228. First published in Geneva, in 1777, as De La Composition des Paysages. The English translation was long (and is still widely) attributed to Daniel Malthus (father of the economist and demographer), but according to the ODNB, Thomas Malthus "firmly contradicted" the statement by an obituarist that his father had ever translated works from French. Patricia James (Population Malthus, pp. 77-78) suggests that the translator may have been Jane Dalton, a cousin of Daniel Malthus. Siren calls An Essay on Landscape a "manifesto in which the general principles of the English landscape gardeners are modified from the French point of view." In it, Girardin lays out the principles he followed, guided by the romantic ideals of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (his friend and mentor) and the landscape architect J. M. Morel, in the creation of his estate at Ermenoville, north of Paris, one of the first and finest examples of the French picaresque landscape garden. Girardin believed that gardens should be composed of series of scenes, like paintings, each designed to be experienced from a particular point of view at a specific time of day. "Some scenes should evoke solitude, others the pleasures of rural life, others the ideals of harmony and innocence." Temples, towers, altars, grottoes, rustic huts, a primitive bridge, and various other architectural monuments dotted the landscape at Ermenoville and were meant to evoke Rousseau's novel of sentiment, Julie, ou la nouvelle Héloïse. On the artificial island (Ile des Peupliers) in Ermenoville's artificial lake, Rousseau was entombed in a marble sarcophagus designed by Hubert Robert. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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      - 1783 F. Didot Jeune, Paris Avec Figures en taille-douce. Il. en b/n. XVI+468+[1] p. + 3 planches + 1 desplegable. 20x12 cm. Enc. peau. Exterieur détériorée Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (agricultura, botanica, electricidad, plantas, vegetales)

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      Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, 1783. 30pp. Antique half calf and marbled boards. Light dampstaining to titlepage, moderate tanning throughout. Very good. This is the most important work by the noted Revolutionary-era political economist, sometimes called the first American economist. It is the Hartford edition, after the Philadelphia first of the same year. Webster advocated supporting the Revolution by taxation instead of loans, a free trade, and the reduction of the issuance of paper money. In the present work, he expresses his faith in a stronger union, and thus became an early advocate of the Constitution. It was on the basis of this work that Hannis Taylor later claimed that Webster was the true author of the Constitution. Born in Connecticut in 1726 and trained at Yale for the ministry, Webster was elderly man by the time he began to write extensively. He produced a number of important political tracts in the Confederation and Federal periods, most of them arguing for principles of free trade and later in support of the Bank of the United States, a key component of Hamilton's fiscal plans. His POLITICAL ESSAYS (Philadelphia, 1791), gathered together many of his Federalist arguments. SABIN 102402. HOWES W208, "aa." HILDEBURN 4411. EVANS 18299. REESE, FEDERAL HUNDRED 2.

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        Brief mit eigenh. U.

      Karlstadt, 4. III. 1783. - ¾ S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. Dienstschreiben an Karl Graf von Zinzendorf (1739-1813), den Präsidenten der Neuen Hofrechnungskammer, betr. der von der "Haupt Siebenbürg. Kanzley ausgewiesenen Ersparung bey der vorgeschlagenen Regulirung des Tax-Amts Personal- und Salarial Statuo". - Karl Graf Zinzendorf hatte seit 1784 den Vorsitz der Robotaufhebungskommission inne; 1792 wurde er Staats- und Konferenzminister und Mitglied des Staatsrats, 1800 Landmarschall von Niederösterreich. Von 1801 bis 1813 Landkomtur des Deutschen Ordens in Österreich, war Zinzendorf 1808 vorübergehend dirigierender Staats- und Konferenzminister. "Zinzendorf war ein Vorkämpfer des Freihandels und lehnte den Merkantilismus ab. Seine seit 1782 geführten Tagebücher, die über sechzig Bände umfassen, sind eine bedeutsame kulturgeschichtliche Quelle" (DBE). Zu Zinzendorf, der für die Geschichtsforschung vor allem auf Grund seines zeitlebens geführten Tagebuchs von großem Interesse ist, vgl. Christine Lebeau: Die Tagebücher des Grafen Karl von Zinzendorf. In: Quellenkunde der Habsburgermonarchie (16.-18. Jahrhundert). Ein exemplarisches Handbuch. Hg. v. J. Pauser, M. Scheutz und T. Winkelbauer. Wien 2004 (= MIÖG Ergbd. 44), S. 796-800.

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        Opuscula Analytica.

      St. Petersburg: Academia Imperialis Scientiarum, 1783-85. First edition of this collection of 28 previously unpublished papers by Euler (listed below), of which the most important is 'Observationes circa divisionem quadratorum per numeros primos', which gives the first clear statement of the 'law of quadratic reciprocity,' called the 'golden theorem' by Gauss who gave its first proof in his Disquisitiones Arithmeticae (1801). The first volume was published in the year of Euler's death, most of the papers having been presented to the St. Petersburg Academy a decade or more earlier. The majority of the papers in these volumes deal with topics in number theory (3, 5, 7-11, 14, 19). Euler had studied questions related to quadratic reciprocity for decades, starting with a letter to Christian Goldbach dated 28 August, 1742. He gradually accumulated numerical evidence, but did not feel able to formulate the 'law' until he did so in (3). He continued to work on topics related to quadratic reciprocity - paper (5) is an example - but a proof eluded him, as it did Legendre later. Apart from the papers dealing with quadratic reciprocity, the most interesting of the number-theoretic papers is perhaps 'Nova subsidia pro resolutione formulae axx + 1 = yy,' which gives a new method of solving Pell's equation x2- dy2 = 1. Euler had developed a method of solution using continued fractions in 1765 ('De usu novi algorithmi in problemate Pelliano solvendo') but noted that for some values of d this method leads to very tedious calculations (he mentions the case d = 61, for which the smallest solution is x = 1766319049 and y = 226153980). The new method, which generates solutions of Pell's equation from solutions of closely related equations, is much more efficient, although it applies only to certain values of d. It has been repeatedly rediscovered over the centuries, and has recently been generalized to apply to any value of d. Another group of papers deals with finite and infinite series (1, 2, 20, 24, 25). Euler had famously solved the problem of exactly summing the zeta function series ς (n) = 1/1n + 1/2n + 1/3n + 1/4n + ... in the case n = 2, which had defeated the Bernoullis, and in paper (25) he calculates ς (2n) up to n = 17. In 'De summa seriei ex numeris primis formatae 1/3 - 1/5 + 1/7 + 1/11 - 1/13 ... ubi numeri primi formae 4n - 1 habent signum positivum, formae autem 4n + 1 signum negativum,' Euler notes that the sum of the reciprocals of the primes diverges, as does the harmonic series 1 + (1/2) + (1/3) + (1/4) + .... His derivations start with the 'Leibniz' series, 1 - (1/3) + (1/5) - (1/7) + (1/9) - ... = /4. In 'De eximio usu methodi interpolationum in serierum doctrina' Euler presents his discovery of the 'Lagrange interpolation formula,' a fundamental technique in numerical analysis. This was published by Lagrange in 1795, and earlier by Waring in 1779 ('Problems concerning interpolations,' Phil. Trans., Vol. 69, pp. 59-67), but Euler's paper was presented to the Academy on May 18, 1772. The last two papers discuss topics in probability, a subject not normally associated with Euler. 'Solutio quaestionis ad calculum probabilitatis pertinentis' treats a problem in annuities: How much should be paid by a couple, so that a certain sum of money can be paid to the heir after the death of the other? In 'Solutio quarundam quaestionum difficiliorum in calculo probabilium,' Euler studies the 'Genoese lottery,' a game of chance similar to today's lotteries in which numbered balls are placed in a large wheel, five or six are drawn at random, and players attempt to guess the numbers. Euler became interested in such lotteries after he was asked by King Frederick II for his analysis of a proposal for a state lottery involving the drawing of five numbers from 1 to 90. Other papers deal with definite integrals (15-17), infinite products (12, 13), and several with one of Euler's favourite topics, continued fractions (4, 21-23). The works included in these volumes are as follows: 1. De seriebus, in quibus producta ex minis terminis contiguis datam constituunt progressionem 2. Varia artificia in serierum indolem inquirendi 3. Observationes circa divisionem quadratorum per numeros primos 4. Observationes analyticae 5. Disquitio accuratior circa residua ex divisione quadratorum altiorumque potestatum per numeros primos relicta 6. De eximio usu methodi interpolationum in serierum doctrina 7. De criteriis aequationis fxx + gyy = hxx, utrum ea resolutionem admittat necne? 8. De quibusdam eximiis proprietatibus circa divisores potestatum occurrentibus 9. Proposita quacunque protressione ab unitate incipiente, quaeritur quot eius terminos ad minimum addi oporteat, ut omnes numeri producantur 10. Nova subsidia pro resolutione formulae axx + 1 = yy 11. Miscellanea analytica 12. Variae observationes circa angulos in progressione geometrica progredientes 13. Quomodo sinus et cosinus angulorum multiplorum per producta exprimi queant 14. Considerationes super theoremate Fermatiano de resolutione numerorum in numeros polygonales 15. Observation in aliquot theoremata illustrissimi de la Grange 16. Investigatio formulae integralis(xm-1 dx)/(1+xk)n casu, quo post intagrationem statuitur x = 17. Investigatio valoris integralis(xm-1 dx)/(1-2xkcos +x2k) a termino x = 0 ad x =extensi 18. Theoremata quaedam analytica, quorum demonstratio adhuc desideratur 19. De relatione inter ternas pluresve quantitates instituenda 20. De resolutione fractionum transcendentium in infinitas fractiones simplices 21. De transformatione serierum in fractiones continuas, ubi simul haec theoria non mediocriter amplificatur 22. Methodus inveniendi formulas integrales, quae certis casibus datam inter se teneant rationem, ubi sumul methodus traditur fractiones continuas summandi 23. Summatio fractionis continuae cuius indices progressionem arithmeticam constituunt dum numeratores omnes sunt unitates ubi simul resolutio aequationis Riccatianae per huiusmodi fractiones docetur 24. De summa seriei ex numeris primis formatae 1/3 - 1/5 + 1/7 + 1/11 - 1/13 ... ubi numeri primi formae 4n-1 habent signum positivum, formae autem 4n+1 signum negativum 25. De seriebus potestatum reciprocis methodo nova et facillima summandis 26. De insigni promotione scientiae numerorum 27. Solutio quaestionis ad calculum probabilitatis pertinentis 28. Solutio quarundam quaestionum difficiliorum in calculo probabilium Two volumes, large 4to (257 x 205 mm), pp. [iv], 364; [iv], 346, with two folding engraved plates. Bound in two fine uniform calf bindings with gilt armorial stamp of Collége Royal de Henri IV to the front boards, some light wear to spines and capitals and a 5 cm crack to the front hinge to second volume (still strong though), in all a very fine and unrestored set.

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        Dissertatio Inauguralis Chemico-Medica De Semimetallis. Quam Annuente Inclita Facultate Medica In Antiquissima Ac Celeberrima Universitate Vindobonensi ... Submittit Franciscus Josephus Eyb, Bohemus Winterbergensis Ex Circulo Prachiniensi, AA. LL. Et Philosoph. Doctor Et Magister Chyrurgiæ. Disputabitur ... Die Mensis Martii MDCCLXXXIII.

      Typis Josephi Nobilis der Kurtzbek, Cæs. Reg. Typogr. Et Bibl., Viennae, 1783. 105, [4] p., 8°(20 cm), legatura coeva in marocchino rosso con fregi dorati alle armi dei principi Schwartzenberg, tagli dorati. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo, più evidenti alla legatura. Precede la dedica dell'autore al pricipe Joh. Nepom. Schartzeber con una elaborata incisione araldica in rame a fronte con le armi dei principi Schwartzenberg. Contiene: De Wismuto (Bismuto), De Zinco, De Antimonio, De Mercurio. Su carta pesante. Da vedersi.

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        Specimen monachologiae methodo Linnaeana. Tabulis tribus aeneis illustratum, cum adnexis thesibus.

      Alois Merz, Augsburg 1783 - Kl.-4to. (ca. 25,5 x 20,5 cm). Broschur der Zeit, mit Umschlag aus patroniertem Goldbrokatpapier, 24 Bll. Sprache: Latein, Mit 3 Kupfertafeln von J. Schaff. BLKÖ 2, 71 ff. NDB 2, 466 f. Weller 447. Lipperheide 1867. Hayn-Gotendorf V, 340. Erste Ausgabe. - Beißende satirische Charakterisierung von Mönchen, als zoologisches Bestimmungsbuch nach Linné gestaltet. Born (1742-1791) war für 16 Monate selber Mitglied des Jesuitenordens, studierte danach zunächst Jura, dann Naturwissenschaften und entwickelte sich zu einem gefragten Mineralogen und Bergwerksfachmann, Mitglied mehrerer bedeutender Akademien. Der liberale Aufklärer und Illuminat (Ordensname: Furius Camillus) war für seinen Witz und Scharfsinn bekannt. "Als Führer der Freimaurer in Wien spielte er eine bedeutende gesellschaftliche Rolle im Zeichen der Aufklärung. B. ist der "Sarostro" der Zauberflöte. Von dieser Einstellung ist seine temperamentvolle, wenig delikate Satire "Specimen Monachologiae" (1783) gegen die Klöster beherrscht, die in antiklerikalen Kreisen große Verbreitung erfuhr" (NDB). - Der schöne Umschlag leicht fleckig, mit wenigen kleinen Abschabungen. Kl. Etikett mit alter Signatur auf dem Vorderdeckel. Innen etwas gebräunt und stellenweise ebenfalls fleckig, Titel mit kl. Randausbesserungen. 270 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lyste der gedetineerde Jooden te 's Hertogenbosch. z. pl., 1783.

      1 blad plano, gerestaureerd op vouwen. Exlibris N. Dujardin-v.d. Avoort. C1896."Niet in STCN; niet in NCC. Lijst van 10 namen en signalementen van Joodse criminelen die 'alle geapprehendeert' zijn op 2 augustus 1783. De teksten zijn hier en daar met de pen verbeterd of aangevuld en er wordt bij enkelen vermeld ' gehangen', 'gegeesseld' en 'gepijnigt dog niet bekend'. Van de 20 jarige Leibman Israel wordt vermeld dat hij met ' de bende gaauwdieven gegaan heeft'. De lijst heeft duidelijk anti-semitische strekking."

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        Description des experiences de la machine aerostatique de MM. de Montgolfier et de celles auxquelles cette decouverte a donne lieu. Paris, Cuchet, 1783.

      40+299+(7) pag. Full contemp. leather. Good copy. Illustrated with a frontispice of airballoon at Versaille and 8 engraved plates (numbered 1-9).

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        "Vaderlandsche merkwaerdigheden in het merkwaerdig jaar 1782 door Anonymus. Gedrukt op het patriottisch eiland bij Anti-Anglomannus [= Amsterdam, C. Groenewoud], 1783; Eerste vervolg der Vaderlandsche merkwaerdigheden in het Wonderjaar 1783. Dordrecht, J.Ph. Streccius, 1783. [2 delen]".

      "8°: (vol. 1) A-B 8, gepag.: [2] 30 pp. Met 8 ongesigneerde gravures; (vol. 2) C-E 8, gepag.: [2] 31-75 [1] pp. Met 8 gravures door K.F. Bendorp, 1783, naar R. Arends en Bendorp. Oorspronkelijk bedrukt karton. Theeuwen, Pieter 't Hoen en De Post van den Neder-Rhijn (Hilversum 2002), p. 240 Atlas van Stolk 4474, 1-16; Knuttel 20409/10; Muller (historieprenten) 4497/8"."Patriotse pamfletten, elk bestaande uit acht gedichten over actuele politieke onderwerpen, alle met een plaat. Doelwit in het eerste deel is onder meer de orangist Van Goens (De Verklikker), op wie de patriotten bijzonder gebeten waren, sinds hij Amsterdam ervan had beschuldigd met zijn handelspolitiek de oorlog met Engeland te hebben uitgelokt. Lof is er (uiteraard) voor De herroepen staatsman, waarmee de patriotse edelman Van der Capellen tot de Pol wordt bedoeld. De platen in het tweede deel zijn in tegenstelling tot het eerste wel gesigneerd; ook de drukker wordt nu met name genoemd. Enkele onderwerpen zijn het weekblad 'De Post van den Neder-Rhijn', dat juist een rechtzaak die had moeten leiden tot een verschijningsverbod had gewonnen, en de vrijkorpsen die in veel plaatsen een tegenhanger vormden van de door de stedelijke overheid gecontroleerde schutterijen. De doorlopende paginering en signering van de bundel sluit aan op de eerste reeks 'Merkwaerdigheden'. Een tweede vervolg, dat op de laatste pagina van het tweede deeltje wordt aangekondigd, is hoogstwaarschijnlijk nooit verschenen."

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        RUINEN (DR.), TROMPE L'OEUIL TEKENING JAN SMITS UIT GOUDA Trompe l'oeuil-tekening met kleur, van de hand van Jan Smits [Gouda 1783] met in het midden een tekening van “Het dorp Ruijnen” (kerk en kerkplein met 7 huizen, bomen, het kerkhofhek en enkele personen). Verder zijn afgebeeld een enveloppe met “Mijn heer Johannes Smits, mr. goud en zilversmit te G...” en enkele blaadjes uit boeken en almanakken (o.a. een boekje over de zeeslag van 1781). 31x40 cm.


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        Lettre autographe inédite à sa femme. L'oeil du Marquis : « ... et suis-je donc ici pour des années ? Adieu je suis au désespoir. »

      Autograph letter from Marquis de Sade written a fine writing on a page to his wife.Address Madame de Sade in Paris on the fourth page.Provenance: family archives. s.n. s.l. s.d. (février 1783?) 11,7x19,1cm Une page sur un feuillet remplié

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        The Norwich Directory; or, Gentlemen and Tradesmens Assistant. Containing an alphabetical list of the principal inhabitants, their address, occupation and residence: the houses numbered. With the following tables, viz. Streets, Lanes, Markets, Churches, Meeting-houses, Gates, and public buildings. Court of Aldermen, Sheriffs, Common-council, Committees, and other City Officers. The Bishop's, Dean and Chapter's, Excise, and Stamp Offices. Court of Request, House and Window Tax, Land Tax, and Post-office. Bankers, Physicians, Surgeons, Attorneys, and Saturday merchants, &c. Coaches, Waggons, Inns, Coffee-houses, Carriers, Vessels, Post and Single-horse Chaises. Hospitals, Treasurers, Court of Guardians, and Charity Schools. Fairs in Norfolk, Seats near Norwich, and Crown Officers. Lodges of Free-Masons, Societies, and Places of public Amusement. - Boarding Schools, Boarding and Lodging Houses, &c. The Trade, Manufacture, Poor-Rate, and Population of Norwich. London and Hull Traders, and Pack-Shi

      Norwich: printed and sold by W. Chase and Co. March 22, 1783. 8vo., folding engraved plan by T. Smith, (2) + vi + 5 - 52 + (2) + 59 - 73 + (7)pp., variable, but mostly light, damp-staining towards the end, a few corners dustmarked, well bound in the 20th century(1978) in quarter calf over marbled boards, spine lettered gilt. A good, well-bound copy. First edition. The first Norwich Directory> packed with relevant information. The final seven pages contain a Correct list of the Carriers.>

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        Brevvexling imellem fortrolige Venner, af Charlotta Dorothea Biehl - Første Tome.

      Kopenhagen :, 1783 - 332 S. Einbd. etwas berieben/ angeschmutzt/ gebräunt, Bleistifteinträge auf Vor- und NachsatzSeiten altersbedingt etwas gebräunt/ fleckig, ansonsten ordentliches Exemplar. da Gewicht in Gramm: 380 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Description des Experiences de la Machine Aerostatique de MM. de Montgolfier, et de celles auxquelles cette decouverte a donne lieu;

      Paris: Chez Cuchet 1783 - Fairly recent French full leather binding, with gilt titles and decoration to the spine. Barthélémy Faujas de Saint-Fond (a French geologist & traveller) produced this work in 1783 as the Montgolfier brothers were conducting their experiments. This is the revised edition of the book - with a supplement and further information about the brother’s experiments in June-September 1783. There is a brief supplement to the rear adding information about the flight of November 21, in which Pilâtre de Rozier, accompanied by the Marquis d'Arlandes, made the first aerial voyage in history - this last flight is often recorded in engravings as the first flight over Paris. There was a second continuation volume issued in 1784. 9 engravings (number 5 is the frontis illustration). The leather binding is in good clean and tidy condition, with just a touch of bumping to the corners. Internally the book is in very nice condition, with just the odd foxing spot, although these are more prevalent to the beginning, and the title page is significantly spotted. Frontis, xl, 1-299, [vii] - 8 plates. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Storia di Milano. Tomo primo in cui si narrano le vicende della citt? incominciando dai pi? rimoti principj sino alla fine del dominio dei Visconti [-Tomo secondo in cui si descrive lo stato della Repubblica milanese, il dominio degli Sforza, e de' successivi sovrani sino ai principj del pontificato di S. Carlo Borromeo].

      nella Stamperia di Giuseppe Marelli, 1783. 2 volumi in-4? (cm. 24,5), legatura coeva in m. pelle con titolo in oro su tasselli ai dorsi e piatti marmorizzati;?pp. XII 519 [1b]; [4] 475 [1] in ottimo stato, con 1 pianta topografica ripiegata f.t. e 7 tavole fuori testo incise dal Cagnoni (alcune ripiegate); capilettera silografici; sporadiche fioriture, una macchia al taglio superiore del primo tomo, tavola della torre di San Gottardo recisa dl legatore. Prima edizione della storia di Milano del celebre letterato ed economista milanese, uno dei padri dell'illuminismo lombardo e italiano. Quest'opera su Milano pu? essere considerata la prima con impostazione storiografica moderna, e la sua seconda parte a distanza di anni fu conclusa e pubblicata postuma da Antonio Francesco Frisi, fratello del grande matematico Paolo. Cfr. Hoepli 967 che cita un ritratto del Verri in medaglione non citato da nessuna bibliografia consultata e anche qui assente. [cfr. Predari 198; Gamba 2490; Brunet V, 1147; Graesse VI, 287]. Buon esemplare.

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        Geographisches Spiel für die Jugend. Von S.L. Hegrad.

      [Wien, Hartl] 1783. - Nicht bei ÖBL, Dörflinger, Gugitz, Espenhorst, Wernigg u. anderen einschlägigen Bibliographien. Der einzige konkrete Hinweis auf das vorliegende Werk findet sich in der Allg. Literatur-Zeitung von 1785 : "Wien, bey Hertel: Geographisches Spiel für die Jugend von S.L. Hegrad. 124 S. Ein klein Büchelchen in rothem Bändchen, mit zugehörigen Kärtchen, in rothem Futterälchen, das sich unter den pädagogischen Quincallerie Waaren unsrer Zeit nicht übel ausnimmt." Weltweit war für uns kein vollständiges Exemplar der vorl. Auflage feststellbar; die 2. Auflage von 1788 (mit identem Umfang) ist in einem einzigen vollständigen Exemplar erhalten. Zu Friedrich Hegrad finden sich die genauesten biographischen Angaben bei Kodek: Mitglieder der Wr. Freimaurer-Logen 1742-1848, S.100f. Hegrad hielt bei der Aufnahme Mozarts am 14. Dezember 1784 die Logenrede. 113 x 64 mm. 30 gest., kolorierte Spielkarten. 2 Bände Spielanleitung "Von dem Gebrauche der geographischen Spielkarten" 124; 112 (franz.Übers.) S., jeweils mit kolor. Holzschnitt-Zierstücken. OPappbände, fachgerecht restauriert. Im Text fleckenfrei. Die Spielkarten abgegriffen bzw. mit Gebrauchsspuren. Spielkarten und Spielanleitungen in zusammensteckbarem Schuber (Originaler, restaurierter Fußteil, neuer Kopfteil).

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        Prospekt aus der Vogelschau ('Prospect der Fürstlichen Residenz Stadt Carlsruh').

      - Kupferstich v. Heinrich Hugo Cöntgen in Mainz n. G.N. Fischer b. G.N. Fischer in Karlsruhe, 1783, 29,5 x 40 Stopp, Die Handwerkskundschaften mit Ortsansichten D 227.1 vgl.g. - Handwerksbrief mit Stadtansicht umgeben von einer dekorativen Bordüre und Handwerkern.

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

      Paris: Chez l'auteur, 1783 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 318 x 210 mm. Fine condition. 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 Queen's Garden in the Tuileries.

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        Camellia Japonica. Linn. XXVII.

      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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        Observations on the Means of Preserving and Restoring Health in the West-Indies, (Rare First Edition)

      Printed for C. Dilly, London 1783 - pp. ix, [4], 2-162. Bound in full contemporary leather. Binding is worn at edges and corners, front hinge cracked inside and out, but holding by binding rope. Some chipping along cracked hinge. Front and rear end papers missing. Light scattered foxing. Lower right hand corner of title page chipped, (1/2" by 3/4"). Previous owner's names on front paste down and title page. A couple of pencil and ink number marks throughout. John Rollo M.D. was a Scottish military surgeon who served in the West Indies and is now known for his work on a diabetic diet. He was stationed in St. Lucia in 1778-9 and in Barbados in 1781. He was associated with Colin Chisholm on Grenada. Rollo became surgeon-general of the Royal Artillery in 1794. He oversaw the construction of the enlarged Royal Artillery Hospital. Rollo collaborated with William Cruickshank and in 1798 published, "An Account of Two Cases of the Diabetes Mellitus". The book being offered here is a very rare first edition of Rollo's earlier book from his West Indies days. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [LORD SYDNEY] Note of Fees on Swearing The Right Honourable Thomas Lord Sidney

      One of His Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State the 23d. Decr. 1783. Manuscript in brown ink on single folio sheet with "GR" watermark by Jubb, 185 x 230 mm, above title in upper margin "Council Office", below title a list of various expenses incurred by the swearing in of Lord Sydney for his second term as Home Secretary: “To the Clerks of the Council…£10:0:0d., To the Under Clerks…£4:0:0d….To the Under Record Keeper…£6:0:0d….”; a manuscript docketed title to the lower page “Receipt for Council Office Fees No.1”;original folds, clean and crisp. Townshend was created Baron Sydney of Chislehurst and entered the House of Lords on 6 March 1783. In 1785, during his first term as Home Secretary, Sydney, Nova Scotia was named in his honour. In the years that followed, Townshend was responsible for planning the penal colony at Botany Bay, and he appointed Arthur Phillip as the first Governor. On his arrival in January 1788, Phillip named Sydney Cove, which in due course became Sydney Town, in honour of Lord Sydney.

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        L'isle de Corse divisée par juridictions.

      1783. Incisione in rame di Lattrè, colorata d'epoca ai confini, mm 455x305. Tratta da " Atlas modèrne ou collectiòn des cartes ". Bell'esemplare, con qualche strappetto restaurato all'estremità dei margini.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: for W. Strahan & T. Cadell, , 1783 & 1790. A New Edition. 12 volumes, octavo, (210 x 128 mm). Contemporary tree calf, titles gilt to red labels to spines, cap decorations gilt to spines. Engraved frontispiece portrait to Volume I and 3 engraved folding maps in all. With the bookplate and shelf number of the surgeon James Blackman to front pastedowns, and his ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Slight rubbing to extremities, occasional wear to very tips, a couple of small marks to boards, top edges dust toned, short closed tear to front free endpaper of vol. V; an excellent set. First octavo edition, issued in two sets, the first six volumes issued in 1783, the second six volumes issued in 1790. A handsomely bound set of Gibbon's most important work, first published in a quarto edition between 1776 and 1788. "Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in an inimitable prose" (PMM).

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        XIX. Conventus ad S. Colomannum Mart. Stockerauii, in inferiori Austria. Kupferstich v. F. L. Schmitner aus Placidus Herzog "Cosmographia Austriaco - Franciscana" Köln 1740, 15 x 18 cm (auf vollem Textblatt 32 x 20 cm)

      - Nebehay-W. 251 / 19.- Selten.- Älteste gedruckte Ortsansicht ! Zeigt das 1783/84 von Joseph II. aufgelöste Franziskanerkloster St. Koloman. Anfang 19. Jh. bis auf das sogenannte Klösterl abgebrochen. 1912 Neubau an der Stelle des alten Klosters der Steyler Missionsschwestern.

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        The History of America. Fourth Edition.

      London, Straham, Cadall and Balfour (Edinburgh), 1783. - 3 Bde. XLVII, 336 SS. (4), 474 SS. (4), 432, (40) SS. Mit einem gefalteten Kupferstich (Azteken-Zeichnungen). Zeitgenöss. Lederbde. mit reicher Rückenvergoldung und jeweils zwei farbigen Rückenschildern. Marmorvorsätze. Gr.-8vo. Bemerkenswert schön gebundenes Exemplar aus dem Besitz des Trierer Geologen und Historikers Johann Steininger (1794-1874), der nach dem Studium in Paris von 1815-1857 am Gymnasium in Trier Naturwissenschaften lehrte. Sein prominentester Schüler war Karl Marx (vgl. G. Groß, in: Trierer Biogr. Lex., hg. v. Heinz Monz, Trier 2000, S. 450), weswegen das Werk auch als mögliche Quelle zu Marx' Amerika-Unterricht gelten kann. Auch sonst kommt Steininger als früher Einfluß auf Marx in Frage: ihm wurde vorgeworfen, daß er seit Beginn seiner Lehrtätigkeit in Trier am Christentum rüttele, "wodurch mancher Jüngling den Glauben verliert"; das Provinzialschulkollegium bezweifelte am 25. Januar 1834 seine "vaterländische Gesinnnung". - Ecken etwas bestoßen, Kapitale teils lädiert. Alle Bände mit Exlibris "Johannis Steininger" am Titel. gegen Ende oder zu Anfang sporfleckig, die Titelblätter mit Stempelauswaschung und meist kl. Papierläsuren.

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        A Dissertation on the Pernicious Effects of Gaming; A Dissertation on Duelling; A Dissertation on Suicide

      Printed by J. Archdeacon Printer to the University. Three volumes bound in one Octavo full smooth calf ruled in gilt, rebacked (some time ago) in poorer quality leather to match, gilt lettered spine label, marbled endpapers Richard Hey (1745 - 1835) was born in Leeds and educated at Cambridge. In 1771 he was called to the bar at the Middle Temple and took the degree of LL. D. in 1778. He did not succeed as a barrister, however, so he retired from the bar. He was a Fellow and tutor of Sidney Sussex College until 1778 and then of Magdalene College from 1782 to 1796. In 1782 some gentleman offered anonymously, through the University of Cambridge, to give a prize of fifty guineas for the best "Dissertation on the Pernicious Effects of Gaming". Richard Hey obtained the prize and the work was published in 1783, with a second and a third edition. The same gentleman offered a similar sum of fifty guineas, in the year following for the best "Dissertation on Duelling", and a third time for the best"Dissertation on Suicide". Richard Hey won both of those prizes and both dissertations were published, the one in 1784 and the other in 1785, with a second edition in 1812 when the three dissertations were published in one volume. In 1792 he wrote an article "Answer to Paine's Rights of Man" in which 'he demonstrates the system of that arch-theorist to be a system of despotism and tyranny. He entitled this useful publication "Happiness and Rights".' Spine a bit worn, corners a bit rubbed, else fine [Taylor, The biographia Leodiensis; or, Biographical sketches of the worthies of Leeds ... pp. 363-365]

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        Von ihm selbst aufgesetzte Lebensbeschreibung.

      Leipzig, Buchhandlung der Gelehrten, 1783. - 8vo (17.5 : 10.5 cm). 8 Bl., 816 S., 1 Bl. Errata. Einzige Ausgabe. ?Die Mündigsprechung der arabischen Philologie erfolgte durch den genialen Johann Jakob Reiske (1716 - 1774), den ersten namhaften Arabisten, den Deutschland hervorgebracht hat. Reiske hat die arabische Philologie aus den Fesseln der Theologie befreit und sie auf die Höhe einer selbständigen Wissenschaft erhoben. Das Studium der Sprache war ihm nicht Selbstzweck, sondern Grundlage für die Erforschung der islamischen Geschichte, die er in die allgemeine Weltgeschichte einzuordnen und zu deuten unternahm. Seine Zeitgenossen vermochten seinen kühnen Ideen nicht zu folgen, er wurde zum ?Märtyrer der arabischen Literatur?, und sein Leben zu jener Leidensgeschichte, von der seine Lebensbeschreibung so ergreifend Zeugnis ablegt? (verkürzt nach Fück, Die arabischen Studien in Europa, 1955, p. 108-124). - Reiskes Schriften erschienen in kleinsten Auflagen und zählen zu den Rara der europäischen Orientalistik. Die Autobiographie reicht bis 1770, Reiskes Witwe Ernestine Christine ergänzte die letzten Lebensjahre. Sie fügte ein Verzeichnis der hinterlassenen Manuskripte, annotierten Handexemplare und der gedruckten Schriften hinzu. Etwa drei Viertel des Bandes bestehen aus Reiskes wissenschaftlicher Korrespondenz, darunter einige eigene Briefentwürfe. - Einband stark berieben, Rückenschild zur Hälfte abgeblättert. Innen frisches Exemplar. - Beiliegend: Medaillonbüste Reiskes im Halbprofil. Kupferstich von Johanna Dorothea Philippin, geb. Sysangin, 1770. 15 : 8.5 cm (Darstellung). Mit schmalem Rand. Schwarzgrauer Kleisterpappband d. Zeit mit Grünschnitt.

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        Summary and free reflections, in which the great outline only, and principal features, of the following subjects are impartially traced, and candidly examined.

      Chelmsford: printed by Clachar Frost and Gray; for the author. * 1783 - 8vo., xvii + (1) + 115 + (1) + 142 - 178pp., well bound in recent old-style half calf gilt over marbled boards with the original label re-used, with two or three very small old inkstamps of Leyton Public Library, else a very good crisp copy. [For further notes, including a note on collation, see below]. [bound with], An endeavour to prove that reason is alone sufficient to the firm establishment of religion, which must on principles of faith be ever precarious.> Chelmsford: printed by W. Clachar, S. Gray, and Co. 1788. 8vo., 31 + (1) + 64pp. [bound with], A physical enquiry into the powers and properties of spirit, and, how far by analogical inferences resulting from experimental and natural phoenomena, the human intellect may be enabled to attain to any rational conception of omnipotence.> Chelmsford: printed by Clachar, Gray, & Co. 1787. 8vo., vi + 82pp. [bound with], A postscript to the physical enquiry into the powers and properties of spirit, &c.> Chelmsford: printed by Clachar, Gray, & Co. 1787. 8vo., 6 + (4) + 7 - 34pp. [bound with], A free enquiry into the enormous increase of attornies, with some serious reflections on the abuse of our excellent laws: By an unfeigned admirer of genuine British jurisprudence. And a Postscript, in which the reform of our Parliamentary Constituency is again considered, by the Original Proposer of that Interesting Measure.> Chelmsford: printed by Clachar, Gray, & Co. 1785. 8vo., iv + 68pp. A complex collection of individual pieces by Henry Constantine Jennings (1731-1819), the collector, who is known to history for his often ill-judged art collecting, his bankruptcies and his many personal idiosyncracies. (His one success seems to have been the acquisition of the ancient masterpiece of an over-life-sized crouching dog from the art dealer Bartolomeo Cavaceppi which realised £1000 at a Christies sale in 1778/9). This is a curious collection of essays, all published privately in Chelmsford (Essex) and apparently complete (see ESTC). The essays include recommendations for bathing and swimming and that children should 'draw off both shoes and stockings' and 'dabble in puddles'. 'I would even recommend that they should every day, for at least an hour or two, play about bare-foot in wet or dry'. The Free Enquiry into the enormous increase of attornies> is remarkably objective in view of Jennings's recent stretch in Chelmsford prison as a consequence of his financial embarrassments. It begins with the observation that Members of Parliament were elected by 'not one sixth part of their fellow countrymen'. And goes on to declare that 'the object of my enmity, is not the law, it is the wretched, quibbling, prostituted habits of its practicers, the expensive grievance of its formalities, - the insolence and roguery of its professors' that he objected to. It seems to have been a heartfelt commentary based on his own experiences. * The date '1783' is hand-stamped onto the title-page just below the imprint. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England.

      London: W. Strahan, T. Cadell, and D. Prince, 1783. Finely bound set of Blackstone's landmark work. Octavo, 4 volumes. Bound in full period calf, gilt tooling and titles to the spine, red leather title labels lettered in gilt, small oval green leather labels with volume numbers. Portrait frontispiece in Volume 1, one plates and folding chart in Volume 2. Ninth Edition, stated. This edition contains the last corrections made during the life of the author. In very good condition. Blackstone's work succeeded that of Edward Coke as the foundational treatise on English law. PMM states "Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history... Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine... Blackstone's great achievement was to popularize the law and the traditions which had influenced its formation... He takes a delight in describing and defending as the essence of the constitution the often anomalous complexities which had grown into the laws of England over the centuries. But he achieves the astonishing feat of communicating this delight, and this is due to a style which is itself always lucid and graceful." The influence of Blackstone on the Founding Fathers should not be understated. While Jefferson ultimately grew to dislike Blackstone, Hamilton cited the Commentaries in Federalists No. 69 and 84 to bolster the case for the Constitution. Grolier/English 52; PMM 212; Rothschild 407.

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        Tractatus de morbo mucoso

      Apud Victorinum Bossiegel 1783 - - Apud Victorinum Bossiegel, Goettingae (Goettingen) 1783, In-12 (10,5x17,5cm), (6) XXXVIII 331pp. (1), relié. - Seconde édition latine, illustrée de 3 planches dépliantes in fine. Reliure en demi basane d'époque. Dos lisse orné de 3 caissons à la grotesque, 2 fleurons. Pièce de titre de veau rouge glacé. Coiffes arasées. Mors fendus en tête et queue. Rousseurs. Etude exhaustive de la Typhoïde, que les auteurs confondent avec la dysenterie et d'autres fièvres communes. Lors de l'épidémie grave de Typhoïde qui sévit à Goettingen de 1757 à 1763, Roederer, professeur de médecine dans la même ville, publia en 1762 (avec l'aide de son assitant Wagler qui pratiquait l'autopsie des corps) une relation très précise du développement de la maladie. Ouvrage important sur le sujet. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. Binding sheepskin half contemporary. Back smooth decorated with 3 boxes to the grotesque, 2 florets. As part of glossy red calf. Flush caps. (6) XXXVIII 331pp. (1) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Inkas oder die Zerstörung Peru's. Aus dem Französischen.

      Brönner, Frankfurt, Leipzig 1783 - Bd. 1: [24] Bl., 288 S. Bd. 2: 367 S. Zwei Lederbände mit goldgeprägtem Rücken und goldenen Zierleisten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tractatus de morbo mucoso

      first edition.Binding sheepskin half contemporary. Back smooth decorated with 3 boxes to the grotesque, 2 florets. As part of glossy red calf. Flush caps. Apud Victorinum Bossiegel Goettingae (Goettingen) 1783 In-12 (10,5x17,5cm) (6) XXXVIII 331pp. (1) relié

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        Maison de Plaisance De Sa Majesté Impérial de toutes les Russies.

      - Kupferstich 1783 v. Francois Denis Née 1739 - 1817 n. Nicolas Louis de Lespinasse 1738 - 1808 aus "Histoire physique, morale, civile et politique de la Russie Ancienne", 21,5 x 64,5 cm Große, schöne Ansicht des Katharinenpalastes in St. Petersburg aus dem oben genannten seltenen Altas. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Peterhoff Maison de Plaisance De Sa Majesté Impérial de toutes les Russies.

      - Kupferstich 1783 v. Francois Denis Née 1739 - 1817 n. Nicolas Louis de Lespinasse 1738 - 1808 aus Histoire physique, morale, civile et politique de la Russie Ancienne, 21,5 x 64,5 cm Große,prächtige Ansicht der Palastanlage am Finnischen Meerbusen aus dem oben genannten seltenen Altas. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Beschreibung der feyerlichen Einweihung und vorgegangenen Uebersetzung der uralten Pfarrkirche aus dem Staffelsee in Oberbairn nach Seehausen. Sammt den bey dieser Gelegenheit gehaltenen Predigten.

      Augsburg, Rieger, 1783. - circa 20,2 x 12,6 cm. Gestochenes Portrait, Titel, 30 Bll., 235 SS., 6 Bll., 2 doppelblgr. Kupfertafeln Neuerer Lederband mit altem goldgeprägten Rückenschild Pfister I, 70. Erste Ausgabe dieser Festschrift zur Einweihung der Pfarrkirche St. Michael in Seehausen, die aus den Steinen der ehemaligen Kirche auf der Insel Wörth neu aufgebaut und 1782 durch Fürstbischof Wenzelslaus eingeweiht wurde. Den Bau sowie einen Pfarrhof und eine Schule stiftete der Buchhändler und Verleger Matthäus Rieger (1705-1775), der ein gebürtiger Seehauser war. Das Porträt, gestochen von J. C. Schleich, zeigt Erzbischof Clemens Wenzeslaus von Trier, die Tafeln zeigen die Kirche und eine Vogelschau auf den Staffelsee mit den Inseln und umliegenden Orten. "- Etwas gebräunt, teils fleckig, die Tafeln etwas fleckig und mit kleinen Randdefekten ausserhalb der Darstellung, sonst gut erhalten und auf festem Papier gedruckt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Abhandlung von der Criminal-Gesetzgebung.

      Zürich, Füeßly, 1783. - Eine von der ökonomischen Gesellschaft in Bern gekrönte Preisschrift. 4 Blatt, 440 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Halblederband mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, 20 x 12,5 cm, Einband gering berieben, schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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