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        Vue de l'Amiraute et ses environs en regardant de la Porte Triomphale, vers l'Occident.

      0 - 32, 51,2 cm, 25 x 34,8 cm ( view) Kupferstich. Unter Passepartout. Minimale Stockflecken, minimale Knickspuren, sonst sehr gut erhalten, links Reste alter Montierung. Seltene Original Ansicht aus dem Tafelband zu Le Clerc, "Histoire de la Russie", 1783, nach der Vorlage von 1761 von Makhaev. Lespinasse lebte von 1734-1808. Rare view, printed for the atlas of "Histoire de la Russie", 1783, which was inspired by the Makhaev views from 1761. please excuse the quality of the photo, the print is not that brown. Sprache: Französisch Minimale Stockflecken, minimale Knickspuren, sonst sehr gut erhalten, links Reste alter Montierung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat J.J. Heckenhauer e.K.]
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        Abhandlungen von den Blutflüssen und ihrer Behandlung. Aus dem Lateinischen, mit neuern Zusätzen des Verfassers vermehrt.

      Weygand,, Leipzig, 1783 - Leipzig, Weygand, 1783. 8°. 6 n.n. B., 155 S., 1 n.n. S. Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel. Nicht bei Blake. - NLM ID: 8306179. Aus drei einzeln erschienenen Aufsätzen übersetzt und laut dem Vorwort durch Zusätze des Verfassers erweitert: Pathologiam haemorrhagiarum, 1777. - De remediis haemorrhagiarum externarum, 1778. - De remediis harmorrhagiarum internarum, 1778. - Aus der Bibliothek von Walter Pfeilsticker. Hübsches Bändchen. Sprache: N Pergamentband der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückentitel.

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Armorial Binding] Collection des Moralistes Anciens, dediee au Roi : Sentences de Thà ognis, de Phocylide, De Pytagore et se Sages de la Grece

      Chez Didot L'aine et De Bure L'aine, Paris 1783 - 16mo. Armorial Binding (Posthumous) of Queen Marie Leczinska, wife of Louis XV. Full green morocco, gilt arms to both covers, ruled in gilt. A.e.g. Single sheet pasted over marbled front paste-down. Some wear with small cracks to front joint. VG. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Strand Book Store, ABAA]
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        Recueil de jardins anglois et chinois. Recueil de jardinage composé par le Sr. Panseron, Architecte, Professeur d’Architecture, Ancien Professeur de Dessin à l’Ecole Royale Militaire et cydevant Inspecteur des Batimens de S.A.S. Mrg. le Prince de Conti

      Chez lauteur Paris: : Chez l’auteur,, 1783.. Full Calf. Very Good. 4to (27.0 x 20.5 cm), Contemporary decorative calf with red morocco label. Collation: [6] pp. + 6 [i.e. 5], 6, 6, 10 (folded) plates. The book is bound in a decorative, mottled calf French binding of the period. The spine has raised bands and floral gilt decorations in panels, with red morocco label in upper panel. The Ends of spines and corners show some wear. There is worming spot on front cover near fore edge with light scuffing to boards, rubbed corners.All of the plates are hand colored in a fine contemporary hand and paper repair to the folding plates along the spine. There are some small stains on a few plates near the tab, affecting the borders. The first 6 pages contain 4 engraved pages of text. The twenty-seven (27) engraved plates depict garden designs of English and Chinese style with a scale of garden designs are hand colored. This is the second volume of 4 in a series of works, which include the author’s Recueil de jardinage (1783), and, Recueil de jardins. Anglos-chinois (1787). The missing first plate is absent in all extant library copies, indicating it was not bound in all copies, evidenced by an uncolored first plate in the copy of the book in the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. The engraved colored plates in the three “Cayer” of 17 plates are excellent examples of English and Chinese gardens and give detail designs of gardens while the remaining 10 folding plates provide “Dispositions” of gardens with with buildings or “Batiments” and other garden structures. Penseron was a student of Jacques Francois Blondel, one of France’s great architects. Penseron designed and engraved all the plates which illustrate his mastery of engraving and beautiful design and coloring to represent the rich and wonderful survey of gardening in France in the second half of the 18th century when English and Chinese gardens were en vogue. Any copy of Panseron’s excellent treatise on English and Chinese garden design is very scarce. (Only a few libraries have this 2nd volume and the Institut national d'histoire de l'art. Collections Jacques Doucet. Bibliothèque. Paris has the complete series of 4 volumes) Excellent hand colored engravings of proposed garden designs by Panseron

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Botanicum ]
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        English etymology; or, a derivative dictionary of the English language: in two alphabets, tracing the etymology of those English words, that are derived I. From the Greek, and Latin languages; II. From the Saxon, and other Northern tongues.

      Printed for G. Robinson, London 1783 - First and only edition, 4to, pp. [8], xlii, [2], unpaginated lexicon in double column, [30]; with a 6-p. list of subscribers and a full-p. specimen of 5 different alphabets; contains a table of chronological events and an extensive word index; full contemporary calf, neatly rebacked to style, maroon morocco label on spine; nice copy. Ignoring Johnson, Lemon cites as his authorities Vossius, Spelman, Somner, Minsheu, Junius, Skinner, Verstegan, Ray, Nugent, Cleland and other etymologists. A handsome book, "well thought of in its day, though only curious and useless now . [by] a man of great industry and much learning. The writer's view was that most English words were derived from the 'Greek as the radix,' notwithstanding the dialects which they may have passed through" (DNB). Alston V, 355; Kennedy 6230; Vancil, p. 146.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        Encyclopédie méthodique. Marine

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

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres

      "for A. Strahan, T. Cadell, and W. Creech, in Edinburgh" London: "for A. Strahan, T. Cadell, and W. Creech, in Edinburgh". 1783. "First edition, 2 vols., 4to, pp. viii, 496; [4], 550, [17] index; engraved frontispiece portrait; full contemporary calf, neatly rebacked in red and black morocco labels on gilt-decorated spines; some foxing, very good and sound. Hugh Blair (1718-1800) the famed Scots divine and professor of rhetoric was very successful with this book which ""could boast ten editions in England between 1783 and 1806, not to mention the American reissues and one French (1797), one Italian (1801), and one Spanish (1816) version."" (Aarsleff). He was a friend of Hume and Adam Smith, the latter of whose lectures inspired Blair in this endeavour. Alston VI, 237: ""A comprehensive discussion of rhetoric and style with wide-ranging comments on language in general, and English in particular."""

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Dictionnaire des merveilles de la nature par A. J. S. D. seconde édition.

      rue et hôtel Serpente, 1783 - A Paris, rue et hôtel Serpente, 1783. 2 vol. in 8 de IV-493pp., 476-[3 (approbation)]pp., reliures dos lisses en basane brune à coins de l'époque, double filet doré, pièces de titre et tomaison de basane noire encadrées et séparées de doubles filets dorés, titre doré, tomaison dorée dans une couronne dorée, une tache d'encre noire au centre du dos du tome 2, un petit trou à la queue du dos du tome 2, coin inférieur du plat supérieur du tome 1 frotté, trois galeries de vers sur le plat supérieur du tome 2, coupes et coins frottés, une tache d'encre noire sur le plat supérieur et inférieur du tome 1, et sur le plat supérieur du tome 2, dessins au crayon à papier orange représentant deux visages de profil sur la marge latérale de la première page de garde et 1 visage sur la marge latérale de la page 233 du tome 2, rousseurs éparses, quelques salissures sans gravité, page de titre ornée d'une petite gravure florale, tranches mouchetées en marron, bon et bel exemplaire. Sigaud De la Fond (1730-1810) fut professeur de philosophie et mathématiques au Lycée Louis Le Grand à Paris. Il suivit les cours de l'Abbé Nollet. Il installa son propre cabinet de physique. En 1756 il inventa un isoloir en verre, des coussinets afin de produire de l'électricité par frottements, ainsi qu'une machine eléctrique qui sera perfectionnée par Ramsden. En 1770 il invente des traitements pour lutter contre l'asthme ou des recettes comme celle d'un dentifrice. En 1771 Il publie de nombreux travaux sur l'électricité qui sont des références. En 1772 il travaille dans le domaine de l'astronomie, définissant dans ce cadre là l'année bissextile. Il est également l'auteur de: ''Essai sur les différents airs, qu’on désigne sous le nom d’air fixe'' (1779), ''Dictionnaire de physique'' (1781), ''Précis historique et expériences des phénomènes électriques depuis l'origine de cette découverte jusqu’à ce jour'' (1785). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Scritti]
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        Bacchi tempel, öpnadt vid en hieltes död.

      Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet, 1783. 8:o. (2),124 s. Med nio inklistrade grav. vinjetter av bröderna Martin och grav. notstycken i texten. Ngt nött samtida hfrbd med upphöjda bind, rikt guldornerad rygg, titeletikett av glättad papp och röda snitt. Ryggen ngt blekt och titeletiketten med ytliga sprickbildningar. Lager- och småfläckig, t.ex. i yttermarginalen på s. 62 och i nedre yttre hörnet på s. 71-78. Med Sam. Noréns överstrukna och Johan Forsströms namnteckningar. Ur Per Kjellanders bibliotek.. En andra upplaga utkom 1815

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström]
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        En Fri=Murares Lefwernes Beskrifning, Utgifwen af Et Fruntimmer.

      - Andra Uplagan. Stockholm, Tryckt i Stolpiska Tryckeriet, 1783. 8:o. 576 s. Senare brunt halvskinnband med övre guldsnitt. Gulddekorerad rygg med fyra upphöjda bind. Delvis med fuktrand övre yttre hörn eller övre kant. Delvis lätt brunfläckad. 18 x 11,5 cm.[#\100940]

      [Bookseller: Antiquaria Bok & Bildantikvariat AB]
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        Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States. Part I [all published]

      "printed and sold by Nathaniel Patten, n.d." Hartford: "printed and sold by Nathaniel Patten, n.d.". [1783]. "12mo, pp. 107, [1]; 8 folding engraved copperplates after J. Norman; full contemporary sheep rubbed but sound; text occasionally spotted; mild dampstaining to some of the plates, mostly confined to the margins; a good, sound copy or better. & & ""Prepared by Steuben as Inspector General of the Continental Army, on instructions from the Continental Congress ... It has not proved possible to determine the precise sequence of editions of this classic work, especially the numerous editions printed in 1794, the year of Steuben's death"" (Alston). First printed in 1779 in Philadelphia, the book went through no less than 34 editions in the 18th century alone. & & Alston XVIII, Part 3, 438; Evans 18267; Howes S-951; Sabin 91400. OCLC notes the AAS, Yale, Clements, Harvard, the Society of the Cincinnati, and the Connecticut Historical Society copies, and Alston adds the Huntington copy."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        Carte du Mexique et des Etat Unis d'Amerique, partie Meridionale .

      DE L'ISLE 1783 Paris, Dezauche succ. De l'Isle et Buache, 1783. (Parte incisa mm. 480 x 630). Bella carta geografica, in coloritura coeva, proveniente da Atlas géographique des quatre parties du monde par Guillaume De L'Isle et P. Buache.

      [Bookseller: De Antiquis Libris]
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        Sol y Año Feliz del Peru [San Francisco Solano]

      Extremely rare engraving of the Patron of Peru, with views of Tucuman, Lima and Paraguay. c1783. No place but probably Madrid or Lima. Wide margins, strong impression, slightly faded on the right margin, the style of the impression might indicate it has been printed in South America. 310 mm x 210 mm. Copper engraved plate of San Francisco Solano, Apóstol del Peru, ca. 1783. An allegory of the work of the Saint in Lima, Paraguay and Tucuman, a legend at bottom ?San Francisco Solano Apostol del Peru. Dedicado por un devoto a los Misioneros del Colegio de Propaganda. FIDE de S[an]ta Rosa de Ocopa en el  Arz[osbis]ado de Lima. San Francisco appears winged holding a Cross and a violin, with birds flying around him, over a sphere sided by natives, with a landscape with two cities behind, ?Paraguay? and ?Tucuman?, and beneath him the city of ?Lima?, absolutely imaginary cities, all fortified. Strong impression, probably printed in South America.

      [Bookseller: Hs Rare Books]
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        Historia o Elogios de las Mugeres Insignes de que trata la Sagrada Escritura en el Viejo Testamento, entretexida con los sucesos más memorables de los Pariarcas, Profetas, Reyes y Varones Ilustres de sus tiempos.

      Madrid, en la Imprenta de Don Josef Doblado, 1783. - 4to.; 4 hs., 448 pp., 1 h. Encuadernación de época en piel marbreada, con tejuelo.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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        THE LIFE AND PERAMBULATION OF A MOUSE. In Two Volumes. (Price Sixpence in Gilt Paper.)

      Vol' I: 91[92] pages. Vol' II: 84, [6 ad's], pages. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and cuts throughout the text in each volume. Original Dutch flower paper-covered boards. Spines expertly restored; possibly lacking front endpapers; else a very good set contained in a modern cloth box. The first edition of volume I, published as being complete in itself, was first issued in 1783.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Diplomatische Sammlung historischer Merkwürdigkeiten, aus dem Archive des gräflichen Cisterzienserstifts Saar in Mähren

      Prag, Wien & Leipzig, Schönefeld, 1783.. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit gest. Frontispiz, 2 wiederh. gest. Titelvignetten, 3 Textvignetten, 5 Kupfertafeln u. 1 gefalt. Stammtafel. XII, 344 S.; 2 Bll., 285 (recte 295) S. Lederband d. Zt. mit 2 Rückenschildern und reicher Rückenverg. 22 x 14 cm. Knihopis 15.697; Wernigg 3233. - Tl. I enthält die Genealogie der Stifter und die Geschichte des Stiftes, Tl.. II enthält die Urkunden. Um 1100 befand sich im heutigen Zentrum der Stadt Ždár nad Sázavou (deutsch Saar) ein Dorf. Etwa zwei Kilometer nördlich wurde 1252 das Zisterzienserkloster Ždár durch Bocek von Kunstadt gegründet. 1293 fiel das Dorf Ždár in das Eigentum des Klosters. Ab dem 14. Jahrhundert wurde in der Gegend Eisenerz gefördert und Ende des Jahrhunderts die ersten Eisenwerke gebaut. Während der Hussittenkriege brannte das Kloster 1422 aus. Durch Georg von Podiebrad, der es wieder erbauen ließ, gewann es bis 1638 an Bedeutung. Im Dreißigjährigen Krieg wurde die Stadt 1647 durch die Schweden geplündert. Während der Josephinischen Reformen wurde 1784 das Kloster aufgelöst und zum Schloss umgebaut. - "Als Quellenwerk noch immer brauchbare Sammlung, enthält eine historisch genealogische Abhandlung über die Stifter des Klosters Saar... weiter die Geschichte des Klosters mit steter Rücksicht auf die Landesgeschichte und die Geschichte der Cisterzienser-Klöster Mährens" (Wurzbach XXXVIII, 48). - Rücken etwas beschabt. Etwas gebräunt.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Alocucion que en el dia veinte de enero del año mil setecientos ochenta y tres, cumpleaños del Rey nuestro señor D. Carlos III (que Dios gu[ard]e.) pronuncio a la Real Sociedad Patriotica de Manila

      En la Imprenta del Seminario Eclesiastico por Ignacio Ad Vincula Manila: En la Imprenta del Seminario Eclesiastico, por Ignacio Ad-Vincula, 1783. Recent marbled paper–covered boards (green and mauve stone pattern); red leather label on front cover. A few minor paper repairs to edges of a few leaves; a very few small pinhole type wormholes, not costing any letters; the brown spotting and staining peculiar to rice paper. Old, brief note lightly red-inked to title-page. Over all a very good copy.. Folio (29.5 cm; 11.5"). [1] f., 23, [1] pp. After consecration and service in Spain, Sancho de Santa Justa arrived in Manila in 1767 to take up his duties as archbishop, which included overseeing the expulsion of the Jesuits. He was a native of Aragon and a member of the Society of Scholarum Piarum. In this address on the occasion of Charles III's 67th birthday, he expresses himself no friend of many of the Enlightment's ideas but a staunch supporter of the King, his economic policies, and especially of the newly instituted practice of free commerce in the Spanish empire. On the other hand, he rails against England, its foreign commercial practices, and its ascension as a maritime powerhouse.As the title states, this was pronounced before "la Real Sociedad Patriotica de Manila." That august body was "congregada por estatuto en el salon del Real Palacio, y presidida de su protector el muy ilustre señor D. Joseph Basco, y Bargas, Balderrama y Rivera cavallero del Orden de Santiago, capitan de navio de la real armada, gobernador, y capitan general de estas Islas Filipinas, y presidente de su real audiencia, y chancilleria, director g[ene]r[a]l de las tropas de S.M. en estos dominios, superintendente general de la Real Hacienda, y Renta de Tabaco, y subdelegado de la de Correos &c. &c."The work is printed on "rice paper" (i.e., Asian paper probably from the mulberry tree) as was common in Manila during the period to ca. 1820. The typography is definitely provincial and plain, using only one decorative woodcut initial and no ornamentation on the title-page. The type is roman in a variety of sizes with a practice of using all capitals for emphasis.The press on which this work was printed had been that of the Jesuits until Archbishop Sancho de Santa Justa carried out the king's order and expelled them; he then appropriated the press for his private use, as here. What had been only the fourth press to operate in the Islands, now with a new name, became the fifth.Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate only five copies worldwide (three in the U.S., one in the U.K., one in Spain).

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        The American Wanderer, Through Various Parts of Europe, in a Series of Letters to a Lady

      London - J. Robson, 1783 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The American Wanderer, Through Various Parts of Europe, in a Series of Letters to a Lady by A Virginian. First edition. These travelling sketches were written, as the request of and for the amusement of a lady and her friends during a residence abroad in the years 1776 and 1777. Interspersed with a variety of interesting anecdotes. With a notice from 'The Wanderer' to the public. Condition: In a tree calf binding. Externally, generally smart but with wear to extremities, predominantly to spine,and the odd mark. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with slight background foxing,spots and handling marksandsmall ink annotations to front endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        INSCRIPTIONES COMMENTARIIS SUBIECTIS.

      Romae Ex Officina Giunchiana 1783 4° Pagine 1 carta bianca + XVI + 420 + 1 carta bianca. Legatura coeva in piena pergamena. Titolo in oro al dorso su tassello. Lieve mancanza al piatto posteriore. Tagli rossi. Bella vignetta in rame al frontespizio. Testo delle epigrafi inquadrato da doppio filetto silografico accompagnato talvolta da bordurina, testatine e finalini in legno. Ottima e fresca copia. Prima edizione. L'opera riporta la trascrizione di centinaia di iscrizioni con relativo commento con centinaia di iscrizioni riprodotte nel testo. Cfr. Cicognara, 3137: "Tutte le opere di questo dottissimo autore possono riguardarsi come le più classiche istituzioni e i più perfetti modelli dello stile lapidario.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Segni nel Tempo]
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        Essais sur l?Hygrometrie.

      Subject: (Fisica). Neuchatel, chez Samuel Fauche, 1783. In-4 m.pelle ?800, filetti e tit. in oro al dorso, pp. XXIV-367-(1) con una bella vignetta a testatina e due tav. inc. in rame ripiegate f.t. Esemplare con gora d?acqua sul margine interno di tutto il volume, lontano dal testo, con qualche traccia di muffa. Prima edizione. Graesse, VI, 277. Oeuvre fondatrice dans l'histoire des sciences et de la meteorologie - Honeyman, 2759: ?The development of the hair hygrometer, the most refined so far produced?. Perret, 3912 : "Tres rare" - Poggendorff II, 755 - Wolf, History of Science, II, p. 326.

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        Beschreibung des ganzen menschlichen Körpers, mit den wichtigsten neueren anatomischen Entdeckungen bereichert, nebst physiologischen Erläuterungen I-VIII.

      George Jacob Decker, Berlin und Leipzig 1783-1794, xvi+352, xxii+409, xxii+556, xi+530, xxxvi+456, xxviii+384, xxxiv+419, xxii+392 pp. Hardbound lightly worn contemporary marbled calf binding, coloured edges, richly gilt spines, 8vo, some foxing at beginning and end of vol´s I-VIII

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        Apologie des Ordens der Frey-Maurer.

      Subject: (Massonica). Berlin, Stahlbaum, 1783, 8vo m.pelle, tassello al dorso, antiporta incisa in rame, pp. (8)-246

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        Carte du Canada, partie septentrionale des Etats Unis. Revue et augmentée en 1783

      DE L'ISLE 1783 Paris, Dezauche succ. De l'Isle et Buache, 1783. (Parte incisa mm. 480 x 630). Bella carta geografica, in coloritura coeva, proveniente da Atlas géographique des quatre parties du monde par Guillaume De L'Isle et P. Buache.

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

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

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        En Fri=Murares Lefwernes Beskrifning, Utgifwen af Et Fruntimmer.

      Andra Uplagan. Stockholm, Tryckt i Stolpiska Tryckeriet, 1783. 8:o. 576 s. Senare brunt halvskinnband med övre guldsnitt. Gulddekorerad rygg med fyra upphöjda bind. Delvis med fuktrand övre yttre hörn eller övre kant. Delvis lätt brunfläckad. 18 x 11,5 cm

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        Cométographie ou traité historique et théorique des comètes

      Paris: L&#39;Imprimerie Royale, 1783 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Two volumes. Vol. 1: 1783, 630 pp., 1 plate; Vol. 2: 1784, 518 pp., 6 plates. 4to. Contemporary full calf, panelled spines tooled in gilt (worn and chipped, hinges starting), marbled endpapers, interior clean with only minor spotting and browning, titles with erased stamp. Nice copy. --- <br><br> Honeyman 2484 ; Nouv. Biogr. Génér. 40, 269/70 - FIRST EDITION, of Pingré&#39;s monumental Cométographie, one of the most important books on the subject, still recommended as a source for cometary studies in the 1950s. "Pingré&#39;s most important work" (Honeyman) deals with the phenomenon of comets from a historic, astronomic and mathematical perspective. Divided in four parts, it examines the history of astronomy in the first, beginning with an account of Babylonian and Egyptian science. In the following section a thorough catalogue of all comets observed since antiquity is given, which still constitutes a major source of information. The third part deals with theories on the nature of comets and their potential physical effects on the life on earth, while the final section discusses methods for the computation of cometary orbits. Pingré (died 1795) was a famous French astronomer who participated in several scientific voyages, and he was the first to make good observations of VENUS. He was for some time chancellor of Paris University and also librarian of Sainte-Géneviève. This is his principal work and copies have become VERY RARE..

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        Correspondance rurale, contenant des observations critiques, intéressantes & utiles sur la culture des terres & des jardins (.)

      Eugène Onfroy, Paris 1783 - 3 vol. in-12 (170 x 95 mm), xxix et 597 pp. ; 2 ff. n. ch. et 590 pp. ; 2 ff. n. ch., viii et 413 pp., 1 f. n. ch., (8) pp. catalogue éditeur. Demi-basane fauve, dos lisse orné de filets dorées, pièces de titre et de tomaison vertes, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Édition originale de cet ouvrage destiné aux propriétaires, régisseurs, et cultivateurs de tous genres. Il est question d'agriculture, les instruments, la basse-cour, les vignes, vente et commerce, histoire et culture des jardins d'ornement, chasse et pêche. Cet agronome, de la Bretonnerie, publia également deux éditions de La Maison rustique de Liger, et une École du jardin fruitier. Exemplaire dans sa reliure d'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Theobroma Cacao. Linn. Le Cacotier.

      Paris: 1783 - Copper engraving. Original colour. Size: 205 × 330 mm. Mounted: 375 × 495 mm. Fine condition. This attractive copper engraving is from Buchoz's 'Le Jardin d'Eden, le paradis terrestre renouvelle dans le Jardin de la Reine a Trianon ou collection des plantes plus rares, qui se trouvent dans le deux Hemispheres.' Buchoz or Buc'hoz (1731-1807) was born in Metz. At the age of 28, he was appointed physician to the King of Poland, but left his post to pursue his interest in botany.

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        Art du confiseur.

      Subject: (Confettiere). Paris, (1783) pp. 743/766 con cinque tav. di cm. 21 x 27 incise in rame, raffiguranti laboratori ed utensili per la confezioni di paste, confetti, cioccolati, formaggi, ecc. Unito : 'Chataigne, arte de les conserver & de les faire cuire' pp. 766/775.

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        A BILL FOR THE PROVISIONAL ESTABLISHMENT AND REGULATION OF TRADE AND INTERCOURSE BETWEEN THE SUBJECTS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THOSE OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA [caption title]. [PLUS FOUR ADDITIONAL BRITISH ACTS REGARDING BRITISH TRADE WITH THE UNITED STATES, AS LISTED BELOW]

      [London. 1783-1788].. Paginations given below. Folio. Four of the titles string-tied, as issued. First title lightly foxed and tanned. Very good. In half morocco and marbled boards box, spine gilt. An interesting assemblage of British legislation from the period immediately following the Revolutionary War, documenting British efforts to allow only very limited trade with the newly independent United States. British trade policy during this period is an excellent example of a foreign power taking advantage of the weak structure of the American Articles of Confederation, which made it difficult for the thirteen states to act in concert and out of a any position of strength through unity. By 1783, the United States had formal trade relations with only two nations - France, secured through the 1778 Treaty of Amity and Commerce, and the Netherlands, via a Commercial Treaty negotiated by John Adams in 1782. Before the Revolution, British merchants had relied heavily on exports sent to the British colonies in North America, which greatly outweighed goods imported to Britain from the colonies. After the war the British government was reluctant to sign a formal commercial treaty with the United States. The states at the time were operating under the relatively weak structure of the Articles of Confederation, and the British felt that they could secure the benefits of trade with the American states without making any treaty concessions. Britain opted instead for a series of Acts that established limited trade with the United States and between the United States and Canada and the British colonies in the West Indies. The first of these laws was passed in 1783 and the evolution of that law is reflected in the first three items below. In all, these British laws severely circumscribed American trade with England and with English colonies, though they did allow some markets for American exports, and did facilitate the flow of much needed imports into the United States. In 1784 British exports to the United States were valued at more than 3.5 million pounds, while American exports to England were less than one-fifth of that sum. The United States and Great Britain would not sign a formal trade treaty until the Jay Treaty, which was approved in 1795 and which gave the United States limited trading rights in the British West Indies. The first, second, third, and fifth titles below were printed in very small numbers for the use of members of Parliament during debate and action on the bills. Known as "slip bills," they are a snapshot of the legislation as it proceeded through the legislative process. The first and fifth titles contain blank spaces in the text where dates and tariff rates would be filled in later, and all four of the slip bills have printed docketing on the final page. The first and fifth items also contain a printed note before the text of the bill reading "the figures in the margin denote the Number of the Folios in the written copy," which indicates just how early in the legislative process these bills were printed. The four Bills and one Act included in this group are: 1) A BILL FOR THE PROVISIONAL ESTABLISHMENT AND REGULATION OF TRADE AND INTERCOURSE BETWEEN THE SUBJECTS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THOSE OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA [caption title]. [London. 1783]. 3,[1]pp. This bill gives the United States the same trading status as other independent sovereign states, but restricts American exports to Great Britain only to those goods that are "the growth, produce, or manufacture of the said United States." It thus forbad the "triangular" trade that American merchants liked to engage in, while not imposing the same restriction on British exporters. ESTC locates only five copies. ESTC N32490. BELL G578 (ref). 2) A BILL [AS AMENDED IN THE COMMITTEE] FOR THE PROVISIONAL ESTABLISHMENT AND REGULATION OF TRADE AND INTERCOURSE BETWEEN THE SUBJECTS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THOSE OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA [caption title]. [London. 1783]. 5,[1]pp. This bill expands on and further defines the previous bill, clearly spelling out the limitations on American trade with England while imposing no such restrictions on English merchants, and in fact making every provision to facilitate British exports to America. ESTC locates six copies. ESTC N32061. 3) A BILL [AS AMENDED IN THE COMMITTEE TO WHOM THE SAME WAS RE-COMMITTED] FOR THE PROVISIONAL ESTABLISHMENT AND REGULATION OF TRADE AND INTERCOURSE BETWEEN THE SUBJECTS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THOSE OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA [caption title]. [London. 1783]. 5,[1]pp. As with the previous two versions of this bill, the language here explains that it would be "highly expedient" to have a trade treaty with the United States, but until that point England would make due with legislation regulating Anglo-American commerce. The same restrictive language regarding exports from America is carried over. ESTC locates only five copies. ESTC N32016. 4) AN ACT TO EXTEND THE POWERS OF AN ACT...FOR GIVING HIS MAJESTY CERTAIN POWERS FOR THE BETTER CARRYING ON TRADE AND COMMERCE BETWEEN THE SUBJECTS OF HIS MAJESTY&#39;S DOMINIONS AND THE INHABITANTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TO THE TRADE AND COMMERCE OF THIS KINGDOM WITH THE BRITISH COLONIES AND PLANTATIONS IN AMERICA... [caption title]. London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1784. [2],715-716. This law specifically relates to British exports of iron, hemp and sail-cloth from the Baltic states to the United States. ESTC locates only three copies. ESTC N58431. BELL G585. 5) A BILL FOR REGULATING THE TRADE BETWEEN THE SUBJECTS OF HIS MAJESTY&#39;S COLONIES AND PLANTATIONS IN NORTH AMERICA AND IN THE WEST INDIA ISLANDS, AND THE COUNTRIES BELONGING TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; AND BETWEEN HIS MAJESTY&#39;S SAID SUBJECTS AND THE FOREIGN ISLANDS IN THE WEST INDIES [caption title]. [London. 1788]. 9,[1]pp. This bill essentially prohibits American trade with Britain&#39;s colonies in the West Indies and also prohibits American exports to Canada. The sole exemption is with regard to salt from the Turks Islands, a product that the English wanted to encourage. The bill allows American ships to receive salt on the islands. It also limits exports from the West Indies to America on such goods as sugar, molasses, coffee, etc., to British ships only. ESTC locates only four copies. ESTC T201245. RAGATZ, p.95. BELL G618 (ref). An important group of rare working drafts of British legislation.

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        Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de feu M. Le Duc de la Vallière. Première partie contenant les manuscrits, les premières éditions, les livres imprimés sur vélin & sur grand papier, les livres rares, & précieux par leur belle conservation, les livres d'estampes, etc. dont la vente se fera dans les premiers jours du mois de décembre 1783

      Paris: chez Guillaume de Bure fils aîné, 1783 - The entire collection, bought first by the marquis of Paulmy and next by le comte d'Artois, forms part of the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal. A second part of the catalogue appeared in 1788, in 6 volumes (LA VALLIÈRE, DUC DE LA) First edition. 3 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece portrait, one folding engraved plate, and four facsimile plates. lxiv, 602; 758; 376, 92, x, 90, 42, [1] pp. Original boards, with orange morocco spine labels, lettered in gilt. Beautful, immaculate set of this magnificent auction catalogue of 5668 items. Without the Supplement to volume I and the printed price list which is sometimes present. Graesse II, 71; Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 248-249; Pollard & Ehrmann 297 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L&#146;AFRIQUE HOLLANDAISE

      Holland: Not Atributed. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1783. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; . [4],322,[1]pp pages; [Africa]: Ou, Tableau Historique et Politique, de L&#146;État Originaire de la Colonie du Cap de Bonne-Esperance Comparé avec L&#146;État Actuel de Cette Colonie. Modern half faux leather & cloth. Contents VG indeed. French language. Worldcat finds but two copies- scarce. ; 0 .

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        SOME ACCOUNT Of The LATE JOHN FOTHERGILL, M. D. ... And of the American Philosophical Society at Philadelphia

      London:: Printed for C. Dilly, et al.. 1783.. 8vo: A6 a - m8 n2. 8-1/8" x 5-1/8". 1st edition (Sabin 40724). [12], cxciii, [3] pp. 3 pages of publisher adverts conclude volume.. Period marbled paper boards; modern leather respining executed in a period style. Pale yellow edgestain. Eps renewed.. Square & tight. A VG+ copy.. This Dr. Lettsom&#39;s biography of his friend and colleague, John Fothergill, the eminent physician, botanist, Quaker leader, and friend to Franklin and of the American colonies in general. Lettsom intended this Account of the Life of Fothergill to be the first part of a three-volume collection of the Fothergill&#39;s Works, but, as explained in his prefatory remarks, "difficulties have arisen, which were not foreseen" and many requests for the Life "by those who admired his character, especially those abroad," convinced Lettsom to publish the Life separately, in advance of the Works. That it was intended, as well as used, as the initial preface to The Works of John Fothergill, M.D., is evidenced by the roman numeral pagination and the presence of a list of the contents and plates for the complete Works, which did begin publication later in 1783. & & Somewhat uncommon work on the commercial market- last at auction in 1981.

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        Geöffnetes Laboratorium; oder entdeckte Geheimnisse der heutigen Chemisten und Apotheker. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt. Zweyte mit Zusätzen vermehrte Auflage von Johann Christian Wiegleb

      Altenburg, Richter, 1783.. Mit gest. Titelvignette. 14 Bll., 452 S., 4 Bll. Lederband d. Zt. Ferguson I, 222; Poggendorff I, 597; Schelenz 573; Schiessl, Literatur zu Werkstoffen und Techniken der Malerei 207. - Gelenke etwas angebrochen. Gebräunt.

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        Carte Du Canada Qui Comprend la Partie Septentrionale Des Etats Unis D&#39;Amerique

      Dezauche, 1783. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 19.75 x 25.5". Sheet measures 21.5 x 30". This map of Canada and the northern United States extends north from around the latitude of Baltimore all the way up to Baffin Bay along the shore of Greenland. Published by Jean-Claude Dezuache in 1783, it is the eighth revision of a map originally published by De L&#39;Isle in 1703. The map is notable as the first to include "Etats-Unis" in the title, coming as it did on the heels of the American Revolution. In fact, this appearance is one of the earliest appearances of the name United States (Etats-Unis) on a printed map. The map is compelling in its accuracy, particularly with regard to the Great Lakes, depicting them as fully enclosed and properly placed in longitude and latitude. There is also excellent detail around the Hudson and Mississippi Rivers. The elaborate cartouche is decorated with a beaver, natives (one of whom is bearing a scalp), and Jesuit explorers. Furthermore, the fleurs-de-lis that previously adorned the shield at the top of the cartouche has been erased and the crown converted into a halo suspended above an orb, a response to the execution of the king following the French Revolution Below, a table of colors delineates the boundaries of the United States and European possessions. Indian nations are also labeled. The map is in excellent condition with wide margins as issued. Guillaume De L&#39;Isle (1675--1726) was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa. He is important as the first "scientific" cartographer who incorporated the most current information on exploration and topography into his maps. Philippe Buache (1700--1773) was a student of De L&#39;Isle and became one of the most active proponents of the so-called school of theoretical cartography active in mid-18th century France. This map is fascinating record from a remarkable moment in North American history.

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        A Course of Lectures: Containing Remarks upon the Government and Education of Children. Thoughts upon the Government and Education of Children, Thoughts upon the present Plan of Education, and An Essay upon Elocution. As read lately in many parts of England and Scotland. To which is added, A Sermon

      Edinburgh: Printed for the Author, 1783. 8vo, 202 x 128 mms., pp. 338, including half-title, contemporary calf, recently rebacked with old gilt spine and red morocco label laid down, facsimiles of pp. 19 - 22 inserted before defective leaves of those pages in text, and last leaf of subscribers in facsimile; text a little fingered and soiled, but a good copy. Who was Rest Knipe? He must have been known to dozens of people in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, because there are 32 pages of subscribers in the two editions of this book; but he seems to have escaped the attention of scholars. Perhaps the most obvious feature of his treatise is the almost completely secular character of the education he prescribes for children and his opposition to a classical education for most boys: "after a boy has been puzzling his poor brains, and been tortured with Latin for several years, it is ten to one, that, comparative speaking, he knows nothing; i. e nothing radical and to the bottom; nothing, in short, but what one year&#39;s apprenticeship will entirely efface." Walter Scott, presumably the father of the novelist and poet, was one of the subscribers. ESTC T121650 locates copies in BL, Cambridge, NLS; Harvard, McMaster, National Institute of Education, and Pennsylvania. The Aberdeen printing is a different setting, with pagination [6], 11-304, and probably takes precedence over the Edinburgh edition.

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        Travels in the Two Sicilies in the years 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780.

      printed for P. Elmsly in the Strand 1783-1785 London, printed for P. Elmsly in the Strand, 1783-1785. Due volumi in 4to; pp. XXXI, 423, 6 n.nn.; VIII, 529, 5 n.nn. Ventiquattro tavole incise in rame fuori testo, di cui due più volte spieghevoli: Veduta del Porto di Palermo e Veduta di Messina nel 1777. Le altre con vedute di Bari, Taranto, Brindisi, Amalfi, Tropea. Inoltre la carta spieghevole del Regno e l'albero genealogico dei Sovrani. Splendida legatura in bazzana coeva, doppio tassello ai dorsi con titolo e fregi dorati. Ex libris. Tutto il Regno delle Due Sicilie è illustrato dallo Swinburne che fu storico, artista e studioso dei luoghi e dei costumi dell?Italia meridionale. Un quadro completo della vita del tempo sia da un punto di vista economico, con uno sguardo alle risorse ed ai commerci, sia da un punto di vista sociologico. L?autore infatti si sofferma sulle caratteristiche comportamentali degli abitanti del Reame. L?opera inizia con una breve descrizione del Regno di Napoli, quindi il viaggio da Marsiglia fino a Reggio passando per la capitale e poi Bari, Taranto e Brindisi. Al secondo volume la città di Napoli e le sue vicinanze: Capri, Procida ed Ischia, Cuma, il Fusaro e la zona flegrea. La città di Amalfi. Tutta la Sicilia. Edizione originale, assai rara. Mira II, pag. 392; Narbone I, pag. 96; Pine Coffin, 777.3.

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        DISSERTAZIONE POLEMICO-CRITICA SOPRA DUE DUBBI DI COSCIENZA CONCERNENTI GLI ARMENI CATTOLICI SUDDITI DELL'' IMPERO OTTOMANO PRESENTATA ALLA SACRA CONGREGAZIONE DI PROPAGANDA. VENEZIA CARLO PALESE. 1783 1783

      VENEZIA CARLO PALESE. 1783IN- 4°, PIENA PELLE COEVA. (12), 256 PP. BELLISSIMO ESEMPLARE IN CARTA GREVE. L' AUTORE, ARMENO, DENUNCIA LA PERSECUZIONE DEI SUOI CORRELIGIONARI DA PARTE DEI TURCHI. OPERA RARA SCONOSCIUTA ALLO ZENKER (BIBLIOTECA ORIENTALIS), CHE CITA SOLTANTO UNA PUBBLICAZIONE POSTERIORE DELLO STESSO AUTORE.

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        Carte Du Canada Qui Comprend la Partie Septentrionale Des Etats Unis D'Amerique

      Dezauche 1783 - This map of Canada and the northern United States extends north from around the latitude of Baltimore all the way up to Baffin Bay along the shore of Greenland. Published by Jean-Claude Dezuache in 1783, it is the eighth revision of a map originally published by De L'Isle in 1703. The map is notable as the first to include "Etats-Unis" in the title, coming as it did on the heels of the American Revolution. In fact, this appearance is one of the earliest appearances of the name United States (Etats-Unis) on a printed map. The map is compelling in its accuracy, particularly with regard to the Great Lakes, depicting them as fully enclosed and properly placed in longitude and latitude. There is also excellent detail around the Hudson and Mississippi Rivers. The elaborate cartouche is decorated with a beaver, natives (one of whom is bearing a scalp), and Jesuit explorers. Furthermore, the fleurs-de-lis that previously adorned the shield at the top of the cartouche has been erased and the crown converted into a halo suspended above an orb, a response to the execution of the king following the French Revolution Below, a table of colors delineates the boundaries of the United States and European possessions. Indian nations are also labeled. The map is in excellent condition with wide margins as issued. Guillaume De L'Isle (1675--1726) was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa. He is important as the first "scientific" cartographer who incorporated the most current information on exploration and topography into his maps. Philippe Buache (1700--1773) was a student of De L'Isle and became one of the most active proponents of the so-called school of theoretical cartography active in mid-18th century France. This map is fascinating record from a remarkable moment in North American history. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 19.75 x 25.5". Sheet measures 21.5 x 30".

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        Tilfälle gör tiufven.

      Divertissement i en act med vaudeviller. Ärnad at upföras för första gången på hennes kongl. höghets hertiginnans födelse-dag, den 22 martii 1783; men ej upförd förrän d. 8 april samma år på Ulricsdal, i deras majestäters och den kongl. famillens öfvervaro. Sthlm, Kongl. tryckeriet, 1783. 8:o. 36 s. Ngt nött skinnryggbd från 1800-talets slut med sparsamt guldornerad rygg. Stänkta snitt. Inlagan lager- och småfläckig, t.ex. på s. 16. Med A. F. Ekewalls namnteckning.. Klemming Sveriges dramatiska litteratur s. 125-26, upplaga a: "sällsynt". Klemming skriver i en kommentar: "Af C. I. Hallman, måhända efter plan af G. M. Armfelt. Om tvifvel ang. rätte författaren ännu skulle finnas, må här nämnas att Hallman sjelf till ett trovärdigt vittne, bokhandlaren Öberg, uppgaf att Armfelt lofvat honom 100 rdr för pjesen, men blott gifvit 25 straxt, samt mundtlig invisning på de återstående 75, hvilka dock aldrig utföllo. Marktschreijerns parti, utfördt af Bellman, är ock skrifvet af honom. De i texten lofvade 'Noter i slutet af peicen' finnas icke tryckta." Bellmans roll och text återfinns på s. 12-14. Pjäsen utspelar sig i Vingåker i Södermanland

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        SOME ACCOUNT Of The LATE JOHN FOTHERGILL, M. D. ... And of the American Philosophical Society at Philadelphia

      London:: Printed for C. Dilly, et al.. 1783.. 8vo: A6 a - m8 n2. 8-1/8" x 5-1/8". 1st edition (Sabin 40724). [12], cxciii, [3] pp. 3 pages of publisher adverts conclude volume.. Period marbled paper boards; modern leather respining executed in a period style. Pale yellow edgestain. Eps renewed.. Square & tight. A VG+ copy.. This Dr. Lettsom&#39;s biography of his friend and colleague, John Fothergill, the eminent physician, botanist, Quaker leader, and friend to Franklin and of the American colonies in general. Lettsom intended this Account of the Life of Fothergill to be the first part of a three-volume collection of the Fothergill&#39;s Works, but, as explained in his prefatory remarks, "difficulties have arisen, which were not foreseen" and many requests for the Life "by those who admired his character, especially those abroad," convinced Lettsom to publish the Life separately, in advance of the Works. That it was intended, as well as used, as the initial preface to The Works of John Fothergill, M.D., is evidenced by the roman numeral pagination and the presence of a list of the contents and plates for the complete Works, which did begin publication later in 1783. Somewhat uncommon work on the commercial market- last at auction in 1981.

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        Vollständige Abhandlung der theoretischen und praktischen Lehre von der Elektricität nebst eignen Versuchen. Aus dem Englischen übersetzt (von Johann Samuel Traugott Gehler). Zweyte, mit einigen Zusätzen des Uebersetzers vermehrte Auflage.

      Leipzig Weidmanns Erben und Reich 1783 - 8 Bl., 328 S., 5 Bl. Mit 4 gefalteten Kupfertafeln und Falttabelle. 8° (20 x 12,5 cm). Pappe der Zeit mit Kiebitzpapierbezug und handschriftlichem Rückenschild. Hauptwerk Cavallo's (1749-1809), in deutscher Sprache erstmals 1779 erschienen und in der vorliegenden Ausgabe durch einige Versuche ergänzt (von Nairne, Lichtenberg, Socin, Ingenhouß und anderen). - "An excellent compendium, the Treatise served the needs of both the neophyte and the initiate, who found in its appendixes valuable details about medical electricity; about Beccaria's obscure theories; and about Cavallo's forte, the design and operation of electrostatic instruments" (DSB III, 153). - Sauber und nur gering gebräunt, hinterer Vorsatz und Innendeckel mit Bleistifteintragungen, vorderer Vorsatz größtenteils abgeschnitten. Einband stärker beschabt und bestoßen, Rückenbezug lädiert und mit Fehlstellen. *Vgl. Poggendorff I, 420. Wheeler Gift 463. 400 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carte Du Canada Qui Comprend la Partie Septentrionale Des Etats Unis D'Amerique

      Dezauche Dezauche, 1783. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 19.75 x 25.5". Sheet measures 21.5 x 30". This map of Canada and the northern United States extends north from around the latitude of Baltimore all the way up to Baffin Bay along the shore of Greenland. Published by Jean-Claude Dezuache in 1783, it is the eighth revision of a map originally published by De L'Isle in 1703. The map is notable as the first to include "Etats-Unis" in the title, coming as it did on the heels of the American Revolution. In fact, this appearance is one of the earliest appearances of the name United States (Etats-Unis) on a printed map. The map is compelling in its accuracy, particularly with regard to the Great Lakes, depicting them as fully enclosed and properly placed in longitude and latitude. There is also excellent detail around the Hudson and Mississippi Rivers. The elaborate cartouche is decorated with a beaver, natives (one of whom is bearing a scalp), and Jesuit explorers. Furthermore, the fleurs-de-lis that previously adorned the shield at the top of the cartouche has been erased and the crown converted into a halo suspended above an orb, a response to the execution of the king following the French Revolution Below, a table of colors delineates the boundaries of the United States and European possessions. Indian nations are also labeled. The map is in excellent condition with wide margins as issued. Guillaume De L'Isle (1675--1726) was a French cartographer known for his popular and accurate maps of Europe and the newly explored Americas and Africa. He is important as the first "scientific" cartographer who incorporated the most current information on exploration and topography into his maps. Philippe Buache (1700--1773) was a student of De L'Isle and became one of the most active proponents of the so-called school of theoretical cartography active in mid-18th century France. This map is fascinating record from a remarkable moment in North American history.

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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&#39;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&#39;s maid Winifred Jenkins; and Lydia&#39;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&#39;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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