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        The Art of Painting Of Charles Alphonse Du Fresnoy Translated into English Verse By William Mason, With Annotations By Sir Joshua Reynolds

      York: A. Ward for J. Dodsley, et al, 1783. leather_bound. Full contemporary tree calf. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 213 pages. 28 x 22 cm. First French edition published 1668. ARNTZEN/RAINWATER H61. "A didactic poem about painting. written between 1641 and 1665. Sets down theoretical principles based on Italian precedents, which were most influential for the theory and teaching of art in France and England." BRUNET Vol. II, p. 864. Cites the 2nd French edition. BRYAN Vol.II, p.96. "Du Fresnoy is perhaps more celebrated for his poem on the art, than his merit as a painter." With the armorial bookplate of Mantagu George Knight of Chawton, a descendant of Jan Austen's brother Edward. Endpapers foxed, corners worn, flat spine elaborately decorated in gilt, backstrip extremities rubbed.

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        Encyclopédie Méthodique : Marine

      Panckoucke, et Plomteux 1783 - 1787. 3 volumes in-4 et 1 atlas grand in-4 (277 x 215 mm et 312 x 237 mm), veau raciné fauve, dos lisse orné de bateaux et fleurons, pièces de maroquin rouge et vert, dentelle entourant les plats, roulette sur les coupes, tranches marbrées (reliure d'époque). Edition originale. L'Atlas contient 175 planches gravées. Les textes sont d'Etienne Nicolas Blondeau, Nicolas Claude Duval-Le Roy et Honoré Sébastien Vial du Clairbois. Bel exemplaire. // 3 quarto volumes and 1 tall quarto Atlas (277 x 215 mm and 312 x 237 mm), fawn rooted-like calf, smooth spine tooled with boats and flowerets, red and green morocco labels, dentelle border on covers, roll on turns-in, marbled edges (contemporary binding). First edition. The Atlas contains 175 engraved plates. Texts are by Etienne Nicolas Blondeau, Nicolas Claude Duval-Le Roy and Honoré Sébastien Vial du Clairbois. Nice copy.

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        The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

      London - T. Longman and G. Robinson, 1783 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker was the last of the picaresque novels of Tobias Smollett, and is considered by many to be his best and funniest work. Published in London on 17 June 1771, it is an epistolary novel, presented in the form of letters written by six different characters: Matthew Bramble, a Welsh Squire; his sister Tabitha; their niece and nephew, Jery and Lydia Melford; Tabitha's maid Winifred Jenkins; and Lydia's suitor, Wilson. Third edition. In three volumes complete. Tobias George Smollett (1721 - 1771) was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748) and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1751), which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens. His novels were amended liberally by printers; a definitive edition of each of his works was edited by Dr. O. M. Brack, Jr. to correct variants. Previous owner's ink inscription to front pastedown dated 1951. This edition has an errata to date to title pages, stating 1683 rather than 1783. Condition: Rebound in quarter buckram with paper covered boards. Externally, smart but with minor wear to extremities the odd mark and slight marginal offsetting to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the occasional spot and handling mark and offsetting to endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Travels in the two Sicilies, in the Years 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780.

      2 vols. London: Printed for P. Elsmly & by Davis, for P. Elmsly 1783-85. With large folded map, folded genealogical table and 22 plates, some folded, all copperengraved. 4to. XXXI + 423 + [6]; VIII + 529 + [5] pp. Contemporary worn full leather, backboard loose in first volume; volume 2 weakly waterstained throughout. Most of the plates are nice and clean, and those which are not can easily be restored

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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. Schwarz 28; Nebehay-W. 671, 28 - 1. Etat. Gr. Nr. 28. Mit allen bei Schwarz beschriebenen Merkmalen. In ausgezeichnetem Zustand.

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      - DA PERDIÇAÕ DE MANOEL DE SOUSA DE SEPULVEDA, E LIANOR DE SÁ, sua Mulher, e Filhos, Vindo da India para este Reyno na Náo chamada o Galiaõ de S. Joaõ, que se perdeu no cabo da Boa-Esperança na terra do Natal; E a Peregrinaçaõ, que tiveram rodeando terras de Cafres, mais de 300 léguas, té sua morte; Composto em Verso heróico e octaua rima [NAUFRAGIO DE SEPULVEDA] POR JERONIMO CORTE REAL. LISBOA, Na Typographia Rollandiana. 1783. In 8º (de 15x10 cm.) com xiv-(i)-351 pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele com ferros a ouro na lombada, um pouco cansada e danificada nos cantos, apresenta trabalho de traça no interior da pasta posterior. Corte das folhas carminado. Exemplar com títulos de posse de várias épocas manuscritos na folha de rosto e leves vestigios marginais de trabalho de traça. Esta obra é baseada num relato veridico e contem referências ao povo Cafre nas pags. 141 e 152. descreve um combate entre os naufragos portugueses e os naturais. Inocêncio III, 262: 'Jeronymo Corte-Real, Senhor do morgado de Palma, e Capitão-mór de uma armada nos mares da India, onde militava pelos annos de 1571, regressando para Lisboa pouco tempo depois; porquanto já aqui se achava, ao que parece, em 1574. Nasceu provavelmente não longe do anno 1540. A sua naturalidade é, quanto eu posso julgar, ainda duvidosa. Alguns o deram nascido em Evora; o P. João Baptista de Castro, não sei com que fundamento, affirma no Mappa de Portugal, tomo IV pag. 84, que fôra natural de Lisboa; e Barbosa no tomo IV da Bibl. colloca o seu nome entre os dos auctores cuja patria se ignora. Diz-se que morrêra nas propriedades do seu morgado em 1593. « Naufragio e lastimoso successo da perdição de Manoel de Sousa de Sepulveda &» D. Lianor de Sá sua mulher & filhos, vindo da India para este Reyno na nao chamada o galião grande S. Ioão que se perdeo no cabo da boa Esperança, na terra do Natal. E a perigrinação que tiuerão rodeando terras de cafres mais de 300 legoas tè sua morte. Composto em verso heroico & octava rima. Na oflicina de Simão Lopez 1594. 4.º de IV-206 folhas, numeradas só na frente. (Sahiu posthumo, por diligencia de Antonio de Sousa genro do auctor. Ha d'esta edição na Bibl. Nacional um exemplar.) Segunda edição; Lisboa, na Typ. Rollandiana 1783. 8.º de XVI-351 pag. (Foi feita por industria do livreiro-impressor Francisco Rolland; e diz este no prologo, que seguíra escrupulosamente a orthographia da primeira edição.)? Binding: Full leather contemporary binding with gilt morocco label at the spine. Carmine cut of pages. Copy with slightly damaged corners and with traces of worm work on the back folder. Manuscript ownership titles from various eras on the frontispiece and endpapers. This work, based on an accurate historical event, describes the shipwreck of Manuel de Sousa Sepulveda, his wife D. Leonor de Sá and children and the consequent pilgrimage across the surrounding 'Kaffir?s' lands for over 300 leagues and until their deaths. The ship was the S. João galleon which got lost in the Cape of Good Hope near the land of Natal on its way back from India to the kingdom of Portugal. Several references to the Kaffir at the pages 141 and 152. The chapter IX contains the description of the fight between the Portuguese survivors of the shipwreck and the native people. Location/localizacao: 7-A2-E-18

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        Fox Hunting

      London: Published by A. Torre and J. Shene at the Antient and Modern Print Warehouse, No. 28 in the Hay Market., Jan. 1st, 1783. Hand coloured engraving. Printed on laid paper. State iv/iv. In fair condition. Trimmed within platemark on all sides. Numerous repaired tears and infill work across sheet. Image size: 14 1/2 x 20 inches. 17 3/4 x 20 15/16 inches. An impressive engraving depicting the Prince of Wales fox hunting, by the noted animal painter Sawrey Gilpin. Sawrey Gilpin studied art under Samuel Scott, the well-known landscape painter. He devoted himself to sporting art and developed a keen eye and hand for horse portraiture. In 1773 he was made a Director of the Society of Artists, and in the following year he was elected President. Gilpin caught the eye of Colonel Thornton who became his chief patron, commissioning such noted paintings as "The Death of the Fox," which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1793. This striking image is an elegant engraving after a painting in Colonel Thornton's collection. A true collective effort, the work was painted by Gilpin and Barret and the engraving was completed by Bartolozzi, who etched the figures, and Morris, who engraved the landscape. The image depicts a lively hunt scene in the heat of the chase. The Prince of Wales and the Duc de Chartres can be seen in the foreground of the image seated upon their mounts. Siltzer, The Story of British Sporting Prints 124-125; Vesme & Calabi, Francesco Bartolozzi 2509 iv/iv

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        Abrechnung und Zahlungsanweisung für Jean Louis Loiseau de Bérenger. Handschrift auf Pergament. Mit eigenhändiger Unterschrift "L. Phil. d Orleans"

      Paris, 28. Januar 1783. 32 x 49 cm. 1 Seite, auf der Rückseite Registrierungsvermerk - Nach Prüfung für das Rechnungsjahr 1774 werden 579.699 Livre angewiesen. Jean-Louis Loiseau de Bérenger (1732 - 1794) war Generalpächter und General-Schatzmeister des Herzogs Louis Philippe I. von Orleáns (1725 - 1785). Er wurde am 8. Mai 1794 auf der Guillotine hingerichtet. Außerhalb des Textes Feuchtigkeitsspuren; Siegel entfernt; unten rechts in der Ecke Ausschnitt 4 x 4 cm und Einschnitt ca. 15 cm - Sprache / Language: Französisch / French -

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        Elements of Jurisprudence, Treated of in the Preliminary Part of a

      1783. Wooddeson, Richard [1745-1822]. Elements of Jurisprudence, Treated of in the Preliminary Part of a Course of Lectures on the Laws of England. London: Printed for T. Payne and Son, at the Mews Gate, 1783. [iv], 118 pp. Quarto (10-1/2" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets to boards, lettering piece and blind fillets to spine. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, front board just beginning to separate but secure, rear joint starting. Two early armorial bookplates (of Henry C. Compton Esq. Manor House, Lyndhurst, and Scrope Berdmore, S.T.P. Coll. Mert. Custos, 1790) to front pastedown. Offsetting to endleaves, interior otherwise fresh. A nice copy. * First and only London edition. Wooddeson was elected a Vinerian Scholar in 1766, became a Vinerian Fellow in 1776 and was Vinerian Professor from 1777 to 1793. He was steeped in Blackstone's work, and he strove to supplement it. "Dr. Wooddeson's Lectures form, in a measure, the complement of Sir W. Blackstone's Commentaries, for he supplies some deficiencies in the production of his predecessor, and treats more in detail, some topics, but slightly noticed by him. Though of acknowledged merit, as to learning, method of arrangement, and accuracy of rules, they do not seem to have attained so great a reputation as their real worth entitles them to. In point of style, and beauty of narration, they follow the Commentaries, haud non passibus auquis" (Marvin). Holdsworth describes each chapter in detail and calls this work a very useful book on legal theory. This book had a second edition published in Dublin in 1792. Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 745. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:428f.

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        The New Annual Register, or General Repository of History, Politics and Literature for the Year 1782

      London, UK: Pates-Noster-Row, 1783. First Edition . Hardcover. Fair. Size=6."x9.. (full book description) Pates-Noster-Row, London, UK, 1783. 1st Edition Poor, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=6."x9.", 591pgs. Missing endpapers and Title Page and first page of Table of Contents, leather spine chipped and worn, shelfwear of cover edges, internal hinges cracked, slightly brown stain at top margins of last part of text. Fortunately text is legible. RARE BOOK. Printed for G. Robinson. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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        Österreichischer Militär-Almanach für das Jahr 1803. Wien, C. Graeffer (1803). Kl. 8°. 286 S., mit 1 altkolor. gestoch. Titel, 1 (mehrf. gefalt.) altkolor. Umrissradierung sowie zahlr. handkolor. Farbmuster der Regimentsspiegel, Ldr. d. Zt. mit reicher Vergoldung u. Rsch.

      - Baumgärtel 240 - Marwinski 427.- Militär-Almanach Nr. XIV.- Alle Ränge u. Namen der k. u. k. Armee, mit Register erschlossen.- Mit einer sehr schöne Ansicht (18 x 30 cm) der Hofkriegskanzlei und der Garnisonskirche Am Hof (Verkleinerung der Ansicht v. C. Schütz). Das ehemalige Klostergebäude der Jesuiten war 1783-1913 Sitz des Hofkriegsrates und des Kriegsministeriums.- Nur gering gebräunt u. Ebd. leicht berieben u. bestoßen, insges. schönes, dekorativ gebundenes Exemplar.

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        The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical observations on their works [...] a new edition, corrected [...]

      London: printed for C. Bathurst, J. Buckland, W. Strahan [et al.], 1783. 4 vols. 8vo. Third edition. pp. viii, 454; iv, 440; iv, 342; iv, 485, [i] + engraved portrait frontispiece after Joshua Reynolds, concludes with publisher’s ads (J. Nichols). Contemporary tree calf, rubbed; joints, headcaps and corners renewed and tooling made good. A sound and handsome set. Ink stamp of Harrytown Hall, Cheshire. Johnson’s last great work, containing a great deal of anecdotal information which might otherwise have been lost, was first published as ‘Prefaces, Biographical and Critical’, part of the 58 volume works of the English poets edited by Johnson 1779-80. The first authorized separate edition (a pirated edition also appeared in Dublin) was printed in 1781, but the 1783 edition is described by Courtney and Smith as “the only edition of importance after the first. It is the only edition which Johnson revised, and the last he lived to see”.

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

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        Narrative of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Clinton, K. B. Relative to His Conduct During Part of His Command of the King?s Troops in North America; Particularly to that Which Respects the Unfortunate Issue of the Campaign in 1781. With an Appendix Containing Copies and Extracts of those Parts of His Correspondence with Lord George Germain, Earl Cornwallis, Rear Admiral Graves, &c

      London: J. Debrett, 1783. First edition. Spine ends a little worn, slight rubbing to edges, interior fine. Bound without the half title. Octavo.

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        Epitome Ritualis Romani, In Usum Missionum Scotiae

      Edinburgh (?): (unk), 1783. Hardcover. Poor. 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.

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        En fri-murares lefwernes beskrifning, utgifwen af et fruntimmer.

      Andra uplagan. Sthlm, Stolpiska tryckeriet, 1783. 8:o. 576 s. Samtida ngt nött hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg, brun titeletikett och svagt stänkta snitt. Ryggen defekt upptill. Nyare pärmpapper och försättsblad. Inre främre falsen med en klotförstärkning. Inlagan ställvis lite småfläckig och solkig, mer i början.. Första svenska upplagan utkom 1754. Översättning och bearbetning av Anders Säfström, huvudsakligen efter "Memoires d'un honette homme" av Prévost och efter dess fortsättning av E. de Mauvillon, men även i mindre delar efter ett antal andra utländska källor. Med tryckt dedikation till frimurarlogen i Stockholm underskriven "Flamina". Säfström har lagt till den frimureriska anknytningen på egen hand och sannolikt i syfte att vinna läsare nyfikna på denna orden, som etablerat sig i Sverige på 1730-talet och 1753 fått Adolf Fredrik som beskyddare

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        The Seaman's Guide,

      London: D. Steel,, 1783. (Collected chiefly from the Experience of the Author: The other Parts compiled from latest and best Survey's of the English, French, Dutch, and Danes,) containing the Courses by the Compass, and distances from Place to place, for all the Coasts of Europe, and many of Africa and Asia: With the Variation laid down as observed in the Year 1780. A New Edition, improved. Landscape octavo. Original sail-cloth over light card wraps. Endpapers a little browned, the occasional spot of foxing, but overall a very good copy. ESTC records only BL copy of this edition. RLIN adds John Carter Brown Library, which is also bound in sail-cloth. The earliest edition recorded by ESTC is the "new edition" of 1779, BL only, followed by an edition of 1780, also BL only. COPAC gives the first edition as a Liverpool-printed edition of 1770, Oxford, Bodley only. "John Diston's Seaman's Guide, first published in 1770, was a small oblong volume giving just the courses and distances for passages from Ushant to Bergen and the Baltic. Diston, a Trinity House pilot, wrote it "for those who know not the use of sea-charts, or may not be properly provided with correct charts for their voyages". Diston evidently had some mistrust of charts himself, as he believed his courses and distances would be "much more correct" than those taken from charts, particularly in the Baltic. Diston was proved right; the verbal tradition was still well alive, and the Seaman's Guide filled a need. It ran to many editions, the area covered was extended, a tide table and full directions, written by a coal trade pilot, were added, and it lived on into the nineteenth century"(Susanna Fisher, Journal of Navigation, Volume 54, Issue 02, May 2001).

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        The Repository: A Select Collection of Fugitive Pieces of Wit and Humour, in Prose and Verse. By the most eminent Writers

      London: Charles Dilly 1783. . Second edition, 4 volumes, small 8vo. Binder’s leaf bound in at the front of volume I, marbled endpapers. Modern blue calf, gilt spines with brown labels, an excellent set. A varied and entertaining collection of 18th century works, including Gray’s “Elegy”, Garrick’s “Odes”, plus his anonymous “Fribbleriad”, Christopher Smart’s “Hilliad” and Fielding’s “Essay on Nothing” as well as more eccentric tracts, such as John Hall-Stevenson’s anonymous “A Pastoral Puke. A Second Sermon preached before The People called Whigs” and “The Council in the Moon”, a satire on Cambridge University’s fellows.

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        King Street Guildhall

      London: T. Malton, 27 February 1783. Aquatint, coloured by hand, by Thomas Malton. 13 x 18 3/4 inches. 15 1/8 x 22 1/2 inches. A rare, early aquatint view of London by one of the great early exponents of the art: "My real master was Tom Malton" (J.M.W. Turner) This view of the Guildhall in King Street, London, shows the work that had been carried out on the south front in 1788-1789 from the designs of George Dance. In addition the colonnade to the west of the facade has been replaced by a brick wall. The church in the center is St. Lawrence Jewry, which was designed by Christopher Wren. The aquatint is a perfect example of the deep, spacious, but highly articulated perspective that Canaletto brought to London mid- century. Thomas Malton the younger, "son of Thomas Malton the elder [1726- 1801], was born in 1748, probably in London. He was with his father during the latter's residence in Dublin, and then passed three years in the office of James Gandon, the architect, in London. In 1774 Malton received a premium from the Society of Arts, and in 1782 gained the Academy gold medal for a design for a theatre. In 1773 he sent to the Academy a view of Covent Garden, and was afterwards a constant exhibitor, chiefly of views of London streets and buildings, drawn in Indian ink and tinted; in these... their extreme accuracy in the architectural details renders them of great interest and value as topographical records; they are enlivened with groups of figures, in which Malton is said to have been assisted by F. Wheatley. After leaving Ireland, Malton appears to have always lived in London... and at an evening drawing-class which he held there, received as pupils Thomas Girtin and young J. M. W. Turner, whose father brought him to be taught perspective. In later life Turner often said, My real master was Tom Malton. In 1791 Malton removed to Great Titchfield Street, and finally, in 1796, to Long Acre. He made a few of the drawings for Watts's Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, 1779, &c., and executed some large aquatints of buildings in the metropolis and Bath, being one of the first to avail himself of the newly introduced art of aquatinta for the purpose of multiplying copies of his views." (DNB) Adams London Illustrated 72.H.

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        Antiquities of England and Wales

      7 vols. only, new edn. 1783-7, 4to, contemporary full calf, rubbed, complete with hand coloured maps and copper engraved pls, all in very clean condition. 1 map not coloured, but a good set, including the supplement vol. but lacking Wales,vol.7.. 7 of 8 vols..

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        Reales ordenanzas para la direccion, rejimen y gobierno del importante cuerpo de la mineria de Nueva-España, y de su Real Tribunal Jeneral. De orden de su Majestad. Impresa en Madrid año de 1783.

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

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        Domesday BookSea Liber Censualis Willelmi primi, Regis AngliaeIn Two Volumes

      London - Record Commissioners, 1783 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first printing of the Domesday Book,being arecord of the great survey of England completed in 1086, executed for William I of England, otherwise known as 'William the Conqueror'. Written in Latin, although with some vernacular words inserted for native terms with no previous Latin equivalent,being highly abbreviated. Issued without title pages, and without thetwo supplementary volumes of additionsand amendments publishedthirty-five years later. The Domesday Book is the most ancient record in the [British] kingdom, and the register from which judgement was to be given upon the value, tenure, and services of the lands therein described. It was made in consequence of a survey order by William the Conqueror, and completed in 1086. Hume calls it the most valuable piece of antiquity possessed by any nation. The two volumes published in 1783 marked the first time this work had been printed in its entirety. Complete in two volumes. Condition: Rebound in contemporary calf bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, both volumes are worn and with some slight loss to the spine and the extremities. Both front boards are detached, with the rear board to volume one being held by the cords only. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound and bright. Occasional instances of light spotting and instances of foxing. Marginal tide marks to the first few leaves of volume one. Armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Two small closed tears to face page forty, which, fortunately, does not affect the text. Overall: GOOD, due to detached boards, but overalla nice bright set..

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        Bibliotheca Manualis Ecclesiæ Patrum. Notisque brevioribus illustratum ab Eudoxio Philenio

      Bassano: Bassani, sed prostant Venetiis apud Remondini, 1783. Nueve volúmenes en 4to.; LVI pp., 382 pp. + XXIV pp., 416 pp. + XXIV pp., 398 pp. + XX pp., 355 pp. + XXIV pp., 396 pp. + XVI pp., 287 pp. + XII pp., 344 pp. + XXIV pp., 397 pp. + 287 pp. Encuadernación uniforme, de la época, en pergamino.

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        OEUVRES CHOISIES DE LE SAGE, avec figures.

      - Amsterdam et se trouve à Paris, rue et hôtel Serpente, 1783, 13.5x20.5, quinze volumes. Reliure en pleine basane racinée havane. Dos lisse orné. Pièces de titre en maroquin rouge, pièce de tomaison ronde en maroquin vert-olive. Plats encadrés, filet sur les coupes, tranches dorées et roulette intérieure dorée. Garde marbrée portant deux ex-libris de Messieurs Becker et Gutzwiller. Illustré d'un portrait par Guélard et de 32 figures par Marillier gravées par Borgnet, Dambrun, De Launay, Delignon, Delvaux, Halbou, Langlois, Lebeau, de Longueil, Patas, Pauquet et Ponce (Cohen, 636). Très bon exemplaire, petite réparation sur un centimètre au tome 7. Envoi de photographies sur demande.

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        The art of painting / of Charles Alphonse Du Fresnoy. Translated into English verse by William Mason, with annotations by Sir Joshua Reynolds. [ De arte graphica. English & Latin ]

      York : J. Dodsley [etc.], 1783. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: xix, [1] leaf, 214 p. : tables ; 27 cm. Contents: Epistle, to Joshua Reynolds. Preface. - The life of Mons. Du Fresnoy. - The art of painting, with the original text subjoined. - Notes on the art painting. - A table of the rules contained in the foregoing poem. - Appendix: the sentiments of Charles Alphonse Du Fresnoy, on the works of the principal and best painters of the two last ages ; epistle of Mr. Pope to Mr. Jervas ; a chronological list of painters from the revival of the art to the beginning of the present century. Subject: Painting - Handbooks, manuals, etc - Early works to 1800. Painters - Biography - Early works to 1800. Painting - Philosophy.Aesthetics, French - 18th century. Copy of the noted portrait painter Sir George Hayter with his gift bookplate to his daughter, Angela. Hayter's own father's manuscript gift inscription to him also present. Sketches and pen annotation from both George Jnr. & Snr. throughout the Epistle. Unique. Contemporary aniline calf over marble boards. Professionally and period-sympathetically recased with raised bands and the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Les Géorgiques de Virgile. Traduites en vers François par M. l'abbé de Lille.

      Paris, François-Ambroise Didot l'aîne, 1783. - (4), 195, (1) SS. Lederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen, dekorativer Rückenvergoldung und mehrf. Deckelfileten sowie Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung. Dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Lesebändchen. Marmorvorsätze. Gr.-4to. Schön gedruckte französische Ausgabe der "Georgica" Vergils. Die Übersetzung von Jacques Delille (1738-1813) erschien erstmals 1770. - Einband leicht berieben; Ecken bestoßen; Gelenke am oberen Kapital etwas eingerissen. Vereinzelt schwach braunfleckig (Vortitel stärker fleckig). Exemplar ohne die von Schweiger verzeichneten Kupfer. Am vorderen Innendeckel gest. Wappenexlibris des Cavaliere Delfino; Buchhändlermarke Leo S. Olschki (Venedig) mit hs. Lagernummer 21965. Schweiger II.2, 1222. Ebert 23779 (Anm.). OCLC 6987581. Brunet V, 1303 ("excellente traduction").

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      London - T. Payne and Son and T. Cadell, 1783 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An attractive edition of Fanny Burney's romantic novel. Second edition. Complete in five volumes. Frances Burney (13 June 1752 6 January 1840), also known as Fanny Burney and, after her marriage, as Madame dArblay, was an English novelist, diarist and playwright. She was born in Lynn Regis, now Kings Lynn, England, on 13 June 1752, to musical historian Dr Charles Burney (17261814) and Mrs Esther Sleepe Burney (172562). The third of six children, she was self-educated and began writing what she called her scribblings at the age of ten. In 1793, aged forty-two, she married a French exile, General Alexandre D'Arblay. Their only son, Alexander, was born in 1794. After a lengthy writing career, and travels that took her to France for more than ten years, she settled in Bath, England, where she died on 6 January 1840. Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress was first published in 1782. The publishers, Messrs Payne & Cadell, paid Frances 250 for her novel, printed 2000 copies of the first edition, and reprinted it at least twice within a year. The plot of Cecilia revolves around the heroine, Cecilia Beverley, whose inheritance from her uncle comes with the stipulation that she find a husband who will accept her name. This proves impossible, given the social climate in which she lives, and she gives up her fortune to marry for love. The work received praise for the mature tone of its ironic third-person narration, but was viewed as less spontaneous than her first work, and as weighed down by the authors self-conscious awareness of her own audience. Edmund Burke greatly admired the novel, but moderated his praise with a criticism of the enormous array of characters and convoluted intertwined plots. The title of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice appears in a sentence in Cecilia. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, smart with occasional wear to corners and slight evidence of past worming to fiveout of tenjoints,also affectinghinges slightly. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright with some spotting, heavy in places. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Rule of Life. A collection of select moral sentences, extracted from the greatest authors, ancient and modern, and digested under proper heads. Carefully corrected and revised.

      Berwick: Printed by and for W. Phorson and B. Law London 1783 - a bit browned in places, pp. [vi, including the 2-pp. Contents, called for at the end], 258, 12mo, slightly later half green roan, worn at extremities, and with small sections of the spine at either end re-attached, copious marginal lines in blue crayon, others in red, and some pencil, sound A rare provincially printed compendium of moral precepts, evidently studied with assiduity at some point. The binding at first sight would appear to be contemporary, but the staining from the turn-ins does not correspond, and the endleaves are definitely of a later date. ESTC records copies at BL, C, NLS; Toronto (but not in the Osborne Catalogue) and Western Ontario. (ESTC T94052)

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        The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America

      1783. [Constitutions]. [United States]. The Constitutions of the Several Independent States of America; The Declaration of Independence; the Articles of the Confederation Between the Said States, And the Treaties Between His Most Christian Majesty and the United States of America. Published by Order of Congress. Dublin: London Printed, From the Original Philadelphia Edition, With an Advertisement by the London Editor: And Dublin Reprinted, For Messrs. Gilbert, Price, Walker, White, Beatty, Byrne, and Cash, 1783. [viii], 264 pp. Octavo (8" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in period style retaining lettering piece, hinges mended. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities with some wear to corners, early armorial bookplate and two faint signatures (of Joseph Molloy) to front pastedown, another signature of his to center of title page, light toning to text, browning to outer edges of margins. A handsome copy of a scarce imprint. * Only Dublin edition, published the same year as the Glasgow edition and preceded by the rare 1781 Philadelphia printing (200 copies) and the London editions of 1782 and 1783. Published originally by order of Congress, this compilation was a valuable reference work and a source of ideas for the framers of the 1787 Federal Constitution. "This work was the first authoritative and original printed texts of these important documents... It is, in short, the book which may be considered as the Magna Carta of the United States. It is scarcely necessary to say that this important work has been repeatedly reprinted" (Monthly Review cited in Sabin). OCLC locates 3 copies of the Dublin edition in North American law libraries (Harvard, Northwestern, University of Minnesota). Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 16090. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 3022.

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        The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets with Critical Observations on Their Works

      London: Printed for C. Bathhurst, et al, 1783 Third edition. Four volumes. Bound in full contemporary tree calf, leather spine labels, spines ruled in gilt. Engraved frontispiece of Johnson. A completely unsophisticated set with some wear and light chipping to the extremities, hinges secure with a few joints tender and just starting; internally, very clean with only some marginal toning to the endpapers. "This edition, though almost completely neglected, is the only edition of importance after the first. It is the only edition which Johnson revised, and the last he lived to see" (Courtney & Smith).. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Double Larkspurs [Pl. 30]

      - [London: 1783-1801]. Hand-coloured engraving by Edwards. Very good condition. Trimmed close to the plate mark on the right and left sides. 13 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches. 16 3/8 x 10 1/8 inches. A beautifully designed image from Edwards "A Collection of Flowers drawn after Nature.", a superb and rare work. Edwards lived in London until about 1778 when he moved to Surrey, exhibiting at the Society of Artists, of which he was a member, and at the Royal Academy. In addition to the fine arts, he also provided designs for textiles, particularly cotton calico. Between 1769 and 1770 he published Edwards British Herbal in monthly parts, with text garnered from the works of contemporary botanists and 100 fine hand-coloured engraved plates from his own designs. The plates show that his interests lay not so much in the accurate depiction of botanical specimens as the design possibilities of beautiful flowers. The present work, his masterpiece, was his next publishing venture. Working from the imprint dates of the plates it is clear that he began to publish designs for the work in 1783, with plates being completed periodically throughout the 1780s and well into the following decade. Unlike his previous work, all the plates are designed, etched and coloured by Edwards himself, a process which gave him complete control over the publication. Cf. Dunthorne 105; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p 93; cf. Henrey III 673; cf. Nissen BBI 579; cf. Oak Spring Flora p 64.

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        Oeuvres choisies de Le Sage avec figures. 15 volumes.

      Amsterdam & se trouve à Paris, rue et Hotel Serpente 1783 - in-8° Pleine basane marbrée, dos à 5 nerfs décoré, pièce de titre et de tomaison rouge et verte, coupes décorées d'un filet doré, toutes tranches rouges. p. Ex-libris Camille Cé contre-collé dans chaque exemplaire. Portrait par Guétard, 34 figures h.-t. par Marillier, gravées par Borgnet, Dambrun, de Launay Le Jeune, Delignon, Delvaux, Duclos, Halbou, Langlois, Lebeau, Longueil, Macret, Patas, Pauquet et Mme Ponce. Menus frottements aux mors et en pied, petits manques de cuir sur le chant intérieur des tomes 1 et 8, sans gravité. Intérieur en bel état de fraicheur.Tome 1 Le Diable boiteux. Tome 2 et 3 Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane. Tome 4 Le aventures de M. Robert Chevalier dit De Beauchêne Capitaine de Flibustiers dans la Nouvelle-France. Tome 5 et 6 Histoire de Guzman d'Alfarache, nouvellement traduite et purgée des moralites superflues - Lettres galantes d'Aristenète traduites du grec. Tome 7 Le Bachelier de Salamanque ou Les Memoires et aventures de Don Cherubin de la Ronda. Tome 8 et 9 Nouvelle traduction de Roland l'Amoureux de Matheo Maria Boyardo Comte de Scandiano. Tome 10 Histoire d'Estavanille Gonzalez surnomme Le Garçon de Bonne Humeur, Tirée de l'espagnol. Tome 11 Theatre françois. Tome 12-15 Le Theatre de la Foire ou L'Opera Comique. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [Philadelphia. 1783].. Broadside, 20 x 17 inches. Printed in six columns. Docketed on verso in a contemporary hand: "Proclamation of Congress 1783." A few minor tears along old fold marks, several words affected in first and sixth columns of text. Gently tanned. Overall good. A large broadside printing of the first treaty between the United States and the Netherlands, signed at the Hague on Oct. 8, 1782 and ratified by Congress on Jan. 3, 1783. This is only the second treaty made by the United States with a power other than France, and by it the Netherlands became the second nation to officially recognize the United States. John Adams had concluded the treaty at the Hague as plenipotentiary for the United States. Most of the twenty-nine articles of the treaty concern trade, shipping, merchant ships, and the like. The text of an additional convention between the two powers relating to prize vessels is also printed herein. Elias Boudinot's name is printed at the end of the document as president of Congress. A rare broadside printing of a treaty that marked the beginning of the long friendship between the United States and the Netherlands. This may be a unique example of this printing of the treaty. Shipton & Mooney notes a broadside printing of this treaty at The New-York Historical Society, but it is dated 1782 and may not include the notice that the treaty was approved by Congress in January 1783. It is likely that this version was printed immediately after ratification. MALLOY, p.1233. SHIPTON & MOONEY 44280 (ref).

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        Portraits of the Generals, Ministers, Magistrates, Members of Congress, and others, who have rendered themselves illustrious in the revolution of the United States of North America. drawn from life by M. Dusimitier [sic], painter, and member of the Philosophical Society of Philadelphia. And engraved by the most eminent artists in London

      London: published by R. Wilkinson and J. Debrett, 1783. Quarto. (9 1/4 x 7 inches). Letterpress title (verso blank), 1p. 'Advertisement' (verso blank). 12 stipple-engraved portraits on heavy paper, each plate numbered in ink at the upper outer corner by a single early hand. Recent calf- backed marbled boards, red leather lettering-piece to spine, early marbled pastedowns and free endpapers. Du Simitiere's rare and important series of portraits of American Revolutionary leaders. Du Simitiere was a native of Switzerland who emigrated to America in 1766. He was an ardent supporter of the Revolution and was among the first to collect material on the history of the war. He furthered his collection by producing a series of portraits of American leaders. Thirteen of these were published in Paris in 1781 and were also issued separately. English language editions of the Paris series were issued in London in 1783, the subject of much bibliographical confusion. The sequence would seem to be that the French series of thirteen was re-engraved and issued by the publisher W. Richardson on May 10, 1783 under the title, Thirteen portraits of american legislators, patriots, and soldiers.... Benedict Arnold was still included as a patriot in this issue, as he had not defected at the time Du Simitiere sent the originals to Paris. The present title, issued by the publishers Wilkinson and Debrett, is not a reissue of the Richardson edition, but an entirely new edition, the plates with Wilkinson's imprint dated May 15, 1783. This series of portraits appears in a different order than that in the Richardson edition, and excludes Arnold, reducing the number to twelve. The portraits are of Washington, Henry Laurens, John Jay, Samuel Huntington, Charles Thomson, W.H. Drayton, Silas Deane, Joseph Reed, Gouverneur Morris, Baron Steuben, John Dickinson, and Horatio Gates. The caption of the Washington portrait has been corrected in ink in this copy, and the Drayton and Dickinson captions have been corrected with paper overslips. Wilkinson and Debrett evidently reissued this series at a later time and with a new title, Heads of Illustrious Americans..., without a date. None of the standard bibliographies name this edition by title, and OCLC locates a total of only eight copies. c.f. Sabin 21446; c.f. Howes D599 (incorrectly citing three series of engravings with sixty plates).

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        Memoirs of Peter Henry Bruce, Esq.,

      Dublin, 1783 - xv + 527pp. 4to. 2nd ed., mostly clean in fine original full calf boards with new spine and label. Includes one of the first detailed accounts of the Bahamas (50pp). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of the Revolt of Ali Bey Against the Ottoman Porte, Including an Account of the Form of Government of Egypt; Together with a Description of Grand Cairo, and of Several Celebrated Places in Egypt, Palestine, and Syria, Etcetera

      London: James Phillips, 1783. Collation, xii, 259pp, errata. Bound in period half calf, calf corners, marble boards, raised bands, gilt lines, leather title label. Binding rubbed, scuffed, some wear loss on edges, marble boards faded, hinge joints split but boards still firmly attached. Generally a good binding. Internally, heavy browning to corner margin of about 15 pages, not affecting text. Pages in good clean condition throughout. A nice copy, in a good period binding.A3. First Edition. Near Very Good. 8vo.

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        A New and Correct Map of North America, with the West India Islands. Divided According to the last Treaty of Peace, Concluded at Paris, the 20th of Jan. 1783. wherein are particularly Distinguished, The Thirteen Provinces wich (sic) Compose the United States of North America. Engraved and Published by Mathew Albert and George Frederic Lotter

      Augsburg:. 1783.. A beautiful example of the newly formed United States, a pirated German edition of Pownall's map, originally originally published by Bowen & Gibson, and later by Jefferys and Sayer & Bennett. The handsome cartouche beneath the title shows a harbor view centered on three prosperous gentlemen, one seated in front of his well-stocked warehouse and being served a glass of wine by a black slave. The ships sit in the background while other slaves work to load barrels. Insets of Baffin& Hudson's Bay & the Gulf of California (after Kino). The West Indies are prominent, and trade routes from Vera Cruz (Mexico) to Havanna & Havanna to Cartagena are shown, as well as the Windward Passage. Geographical features are prominent, including rivers, lakes, mountains & place names. Original outline color, in excellent condition. Engraved area of each sheet is 22.5 x 19.75", which if joined would measure 40 x 45". A very strong impression.

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        Die Sonne von Osten oder die tiefen Geheimnise der Kette des goldenen Vließes, des Kreuzes der Ritterorden der Tempelherren, Johannitter und Deutschherren, mit den dazu gehörigen kabbalisischen Figuren. Sammt einem Spiegel der Hermetischen Wissenschaft für die Söhne verborgener Weisheit und Freunde der Egyptischen Mysterien. Getreu nach der Ausgabe von 1783 erneuert. Stuttgart, J. Scheible. 1866. Kl. 8°. 176 S., mit einigen Textillustrationen, OBrosch.

      - Ackermann IV, 176 - vgl. Duveen 556 u. Caillet 10265 (Ausg. 1783).- Zweite Ausgabe, selten.- Nur gering fleckig, Rücken u. kl. Randläsuren ergänzt, sonst gutes, unaufgeschnittenes Exemplar in der original Verlagsbroschur.# Second edition.- ?This is an alchemical explanation of the symbolism of the badges of the Golden Fleece, the orer of Knights Templars, the Teutonic order, etc., and some cabalistic signs, followed by a collection of alchemical sentences.?

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        Cases at Large Concerning Tithes; Containing All the Resolutions

      1783. Rayner, John, Editor. Cases at Large Concerning Tithes; Containing All the Resolutions of the Respective Courts of Equity, Particularly Those of the Exchequer, Taken from the Printed Reports, And Manuscript Collections, Mostly by Sir Samuel Dodd, Late Lord Chief Baron, Never Before Published; Together with All the Appeals in the House of Lords, To and in Trinity Term, 22 Geo. III. To Which is Prefixed, An Introduction, Comprehending a Concise View of the Whole Law of Tithes, With Observations on Several Cases of Appeal, That have Been Adjudged Within the Last Ten Years, Of His Present Majesty's Reign; Likewise A Full Vindication of the Clergy, Respecting Their Suits for Tithes: Also An Appendix of Acts of Parliament, With Readings, Particularly on Stat. 13 Eliz. Chap. 10. And Chap. 20. On Which Acts, And the Construction of Them, Depends the Whole Learning Respecting, And the Validity of, All Alienations of Ecclesiastical Livings at this Day. The Whole upon an Entire New Plan, And Digested in a Chronological Series; With Proper Tables of the Cases, &c. And a Complete Copious Index to the Principal Matters. London: Printed by W. Strahan and W. Woodfall, 1783. Three volumes. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary calf, rebacked in morocco, raised bands and gilt titles to spines, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to extremities, a few scuffs to boards, corners worn, crack in Volume I text between front free endpaper and following leaf. Some toning to text, a few early annotations in each volume. Ex-Birmingham Law Society library. Institution name and insignia to boards, bookplates to front pastedowns, inkstamps to preliminaries. A solid set. * Only edition. Probably the most exhaustive study of this topic produced in the eighteenth century, it includes all cases from 1575 to 1782. It is a useful companion to the treatises on tithes by such authors as Bohum and Selden. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:194 (45).

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        Descrizione storica delle pitture del Regio Ducale Palazzo del Te fuori dalla porta di Mantova detta Pusterla con alcune tavole in rame

      Stamperia di Giuseppe Braglia, Mantova 1783 - In 8, pp. 62 con un ritratto inc. all'acq. all'antip. disegno da Giovanni Bottani e inciso da Cristoforo Dall'Acqua e tre tavv. in fine rip. inc. all'acq. con una pianta del Palazzo e due prospetti delle facciate del Palazzo disegnate da Antonio Maria Campi e incise da Dell'Acqua.Legatura coeva in p. pg. con tassello al dorso. Ottimo esemplare in edizione orig. di quest'opera di Giovanni Bottani (anche se scritta in realtà da Leopoldo Camillo Volta) sulle pitture del Palazzo del Te di Mantova realizzate da Giulio Romano. ITA

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        Bibliotheca Manualis Ecclesiae Patrum

      Bassani - Remondini, 1783 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A manual of the works of the Church Fathers. First edition thus. In Latin. Complete in nine volumes. Complectens illorum vitae, et gestorum breviarium: Operum Synopiim: Illustriora testimonia Dogmata, Mores, Disciplinam spectantia, et selecta vitae spiritualis documenta. Comprising a summary of the life and work of the Church Fathers; their characters and teachings. The Church Fathers were early and influential theologians, eminent Christian teachers and bishops. Their scholarly works were used as a precedent for centuries to come. The term is used of writers and teachers of the Church, not necessarily saints, though most are honoured as saints in the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox Churches, as well as in some other Christian groups; notably, the heretics Origen and Tertullian are generally reckoned as Church Fathers. Translated into Latin from French by Eudoxio Philenio. Condition: In half vellum bindings with decorative paper-covered boards. Externally, sound with evidence of past worming to spines of all volumes, also affecting endpapers. Institutional marking to spines. Many hinges are strained. Three hinges are failed. Internally, institutional labels and markingsto front pastedowns of all volumes. Ink stamps to all title pages and to the final page of each volume. Otherwise generally bright and clean. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        The History of Sumatra - Containing An Account of the Government, Laws, Customs, and Manners Of the Native Inhabitants, With A Description of the Natural Productions, And A Relation of the Ancient Political State Of that Island.

      second edition, complete with folding map of Sumatra, plate of Rejang, Batta and Lampoon alphabets. Contemporary full polished calf, rebacked (not recently) retaining the original labels, gilt to spine, some minor spotting in places, viii, 373, index 5pp, [2] errata. * FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST * * Marsden 'was encouraged by Sir Joseph Banks and others of the Royal Society to prepare his material for publication. The History of Sumatra that resulted (London, 1783) was the first detailed account of Sumatra to appear in any language.' (Encyclopaedia Britannica). William Marsden, one of the great British Orientalists of the late eighteenth century, was sent out to the East India Company establishment at Bencoolen in 1771 as a writer. He rapidly rose to become Principal Secretary to the Government. He devoted his time to the study of literature and science and became proficient in the Malay language, later publishing a grammar and dictionary.

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        Address and Recommendations to the States, by The United States in Congress assembled

      Boston, 1783. Philadelphia Printed, Boston Re-printed, By Order of the Hon. House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1783; first Boston edition; 19.5 cm. tall, 62 pp.; general age toning with occasional spots of damp and age staining, paper not exceptionally fragile but needs careful handling, some margins tattered and early leaves corner creased; in self wrappers and now disbound, untrimmed with three stab holes for the now missing thread tie; Evans 18225 (but see note after 18228) This circular letter to the States, on the necessity of raising revenues for the general government, was reported by a committee consisting of James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and Oliver Ellsworth, and was largely the work of Mr. Monroe … the Boston edition does not contain the Address and petition of the officers of the army.; Sabin 385. Photos available upon request.

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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, 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 repaired with clear 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.

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        The History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic. 3 volume set

      W. Strahan; T, 1783-01-01. Leather Bound. Very Good. 3 volume set. Full contemporary leather binding. Rebacked. 6 maps (4 fold.) 28 cm. Clean, unmarked pages. <br><br> Quite remarkable provenance, especially when you consider the context that Cabot-Lodges had on development of our Republic. George Cabot&#39;s signature on title page. George Cabot (1752 â&#128;&#147; 1823) was a noted Boston merchant and Federalist party politician. Cabot was a member of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress in 1775. He ratified the US constitution and served as a US Senator 1791-1796. From Senator Henry Cabot Lodge&#39;s estate. Henry Cabot Lodge&#39;s book plate on verso of all volumes. With the coat of arms and motto "Spero Infestis Metuo Secundis." Lodge was a noted leader of the Senate in the early part of the 20th century. This copy was later owned by Lodge&#39;s grandson, Senator Henry Lodge, Jr., a Senator, Republican Vice presidential candidate in the first Nixon campaign, and US Ambassador.

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        L'Umbria ed i territori di Perugia

      Coloritura coeva, Piega centrale editoriale

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