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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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        HORACIO ESPAÑOL O POESIAS LYRICAS DE Q. HORACIO FLACCO, traducidas en prosa española, e ilustradas con argumentos, epitomes y notas por el P. Urbano Campos. Nueva edición revisa, corregida y aumentada con la traducción del Arte Poética del mismo Horacio por el Padre Luis Minguez de San Fernando, de la Religión de las Escuelas Pías

      - En Madrid. Por D. Antonio de Sancha. 1783. 8º, xvpp y vuelta, 548pp. Pergamino época rotulado en lomera, muy mínima pérdida en punta inferior de cubierta. Buen ejemplar, en general limpio y con todos sus márgenes, varias tipografía y magnífica impresión.Texto latino y versión castellana, portada con marca tipográfica. Urbano Campos, 1649-1696. BGE.CUBUGLAD84018414-B. CCPB000 058444-4.Imagen en sitio virtual de MIMO Libros

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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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        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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        NAUFRAGIO E LASTIMOSO SUCCESSO

      - 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&#39;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&#39;s work, and he strove to supplement it. "Dr. Wooddeson&#39;s Lectures form, in a measure, the complement of Sir W. Blackstone&#39;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&#146;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&#146;s last great work, containing a great deal of anecdotal information which might otherwise have been lost, was first published as &#145;Prefaces, Biographical and Critical&#146;, 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 &#147;the only edition of importance after the first. It is the only edition which Johnson revised, and the last he lived to see&#148;.

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        Sermon prêché, le jeudi 10 avril 1783 ; en l'église Saint-Eustache, à Paris. Pour le baptême d'une famille juive. Monsieur le duc de Duras, au nom du Roi ; Madame la princesse de Chimay, au nom de la Reiné [parrain et marraine].

      Paris, Méquignon junior 1783 - in-12, 48 pp., demi-chevrette cerise, dos lisse muet, coins en carton marbré (reliure du XIXe siècle). Bon exemplaire. Peu commun. Si l'auteur du sermon a été identifié (il s'agit de l'abbé Maffre du Carlat, chanoine de l'Ile-Jourdain, dans le Gers actuel), la famille baptisée a échappé aux recherches et semble devoir demeurer anonyme. Ces conversions du judaïsme étaient relativement rares et donnaient lieu à des cérémonies particulières. Exemplaire de Raymond-Jean-François-Marie Laplagne Barris (1786-1857), magistrat, Pair de France, et l'un des exécuteurs testamentaires de Louis-Philippe, avec vignette ex-libris contrecollée sur les premières gardes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        l&#39;Italie

      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. &#39;Atlas Geographique des Quatre Parties du Monde&#39;.

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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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        RECUEIL PRECIEUX DE RECUEIL PRECIEUX DE LA MAÇONNERIE ADONHIRAMITE... PAR UN CHEVALIER DE TOUS LES ORDRES MAÇONIQUES. PHILADELPHIE, CHEZ PHILARETHE 1783

      PHILADELPHIE, CHEZ PHILARETHE 1783 2 VOLUMI LEGATI ASSIEME IN-12°, PIENA PELLE COEVA. (4), 115 PP., 1 TAVOLA F.T.; (4), 147, (3) PP. EDIZIONE RARISSIMA. WOLFSSTIEG, 33380. FESCH, 719: > (UNITO:) LA VRAIE MAÇONERIE D' ADOPTION... SUIVE DE CONTIENES MAÇONNIARES. DEDIÉ AUX DAMES. PHILADELPHIE, PHILARÈTHE, 1783. 142, (2) PP. WOLFSTIEG, ERGANZUNGSBAND, 10995. FESCH, 723. OPERE MOLTO RARE.

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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&#39;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&#39;s Guide,

      London: D. Steel,, 1783. (Collected chiefly from the Experience of the Author: The other Parts compiled from latest and best Survey&#39;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&#39;s Seaman&#39;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&#39;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&#146;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&#146;s &#147;Elegy&#148;, Garrick&#146;s &#147;Odes&#148;, plus his anonymous &#147;Fribbleriad&#148;, Christopher Smart&#146;s &#147;Hilliad&#148; and Fielding&#146;s &#147;Essay on Nothing&#148; as well as more eccentric tracts, such as John Hall-Stevenson&#146;s anonymous &#147;A Pastoral Puke. A Second Sermon preached before The People called Whigs&#148; and &#147;The Council in the Moon&#148;, a satire on Cambridge University&#146;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&#39;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&#39;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 &#39;William the Conqueror&#39;. 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&#39;s own father&#39;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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