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        Observations on the Passage to India through Egypt,

      London: for W. Faden, J. Robson, and R. Sewell, , 1783. and across the Great Desert; with Occasional Remarks on the adjacent Countries, and also Sketches of the different Routes: By … Colonel in the Services of the Hon. East India Company. Quarto (262 × 205 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, green morocco label to spine, gilt ruling to boards, edges sprinkled green. 2 engraved folding maps. Modern bookseller's stamp to front free endpaper and date stamp to front pastedown. Bookplate of John Symmons. Minor spots and ghosting to maps, one map with short tear at gutter, boards lightly rubbed, short cracks to headcap of spine. An excellent copy. First edition. Capper was educated at Harrow and joined the army of the East India Company "in His Majesty's Train of Artillery in the East Indies, first as a soldier cadet and later as an officer. He was then for a while a free merchant in Bengal before becoming in 1768 a captain in the Madras army and in 1769 senior writer for the presidency of Bengal … [later] appointed the East India Company's commissary-general upon the coast of Coromandel" (ODNB). In early 1777 he was sent home with despatches, remaining in England until the autumn of 1778 when, "to explore the feasibility of opening a new channel for transmitting intelligence between Europe and India, he returned to Madras by way of Aleppo, the Arabian desert, and Basrah." The present work contains details of his journey from India to England in early 1777, via Ceylon and Suez, and his return journey in 1778-9. Given more or less in journal form, it is full of fascinating details of local life, offering numerous hints for the traveller in the region. As was so often the case, Capper felt himself badly treated by John Company, issuing a lengthy memorial detailing the abuses of the company's lax and corrupt civilian management in India. "Despite this he resumed his career in India in 1785, when he became comptroller-general of the army and fortification accompts on the coast of Coromandel, charged with reducing expenditure in Madras. He resigned in 1791 and returned to Britain. The East India Company twice thereafter refused him a pension." He later made a name for himself as a meteorologist, and as a local philanthropist in south Wales where he settled. The former owner of this copy, John Symmons, is quite likely to have been the son of the poet and biographer Charles Symmons, MP for Cardigan, who assisted with his father's literary work and was a barrister on the Welsh circuit.

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        Iburg." Gesamtansicht mit der Burg von Osten

      Kupferstich von Christian Ludolph Reinhold 1783. 22.5x32.5 cm. - Israel / Borchers 249 - Flaskamp, Reinhold 7 - Biogr. Hb. Os. S. 238f. - Dekorative und frühe Ansicht der Stadt. Unter der Darstellung vierzeilige Widmung an den englischen Prinzen Friedrich von York, Fürstbischof von Osnabrück, in der Mitte das englische Königswappen mit dem Osnabrücker Wappen, dem sechsspeichigen Rad, als Herzschild. Schönes breitrandiges Blatt.Christian Ludolph Reinhold (1739 Wunstorf - 1791 Versmold) Mathematiker, Zeichner, Vermesser und Schriftsteller. Er "gehört in die vorderste Reihe der Osnabrücker Aufklärer". Seit 1763 in Osnabrück als Privatlehrer für Mathematik und Kunst tätig, von 1765 bis 1790 unterrichtete er am Ratsgymnasium Mathematik und Physik.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        The Works of Laurence Sterne ... with a Life of the Author, Written by Himself [Complete in 10 Volumes]

      London : Printed For W. Strahan ... [And 10 Others], 1783. 1st Edition. Portraits and plates after [? ] Hogarth. 19cm. Contents: (from t. P. ) Containing, I. The life and opinions of Tristram Shandy, gent. -- II. A sentimental journey through France and Italy -- III. Sermons -- IV. Letters. Full contemporary aniline calf; contrasting black and wine morocco title and volume labels. Elaborately gilt-tooled spines. Bands and panel edges worn and dust-dulled as with age, some hinges starting. An uncommonly good set overall.

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

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      London: for W. [and] A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1783-1790. 12 volumes. The very rare first octavo editions of the twelve books, and an extremely early printing of the work in any format. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and three impressive engraved folding maps. 8vo, in very handsome contemporary bindings of full polished calf, the spines extensively decorated incorporating lavish gilt panels divided into compartments separated by roll tooled bands decorated in a Greco-Roman style and with two lettering labels in contrasting red and green moroccos decorated and lettered in gilt, board edges with gilt roll tooling, with green silk ribbon page-markers bound in. xiv, 456; xv, 496; viii, 412; viii, 443; vii, 432; viii, 420; viii, 424; viii, 374; xii, 502; xii, 385; xii, 460; xi, 432, [96, cumulative index]. A very handsome set, fresh and near to pristine internally, the contemporary bindings in good order and in completely original state with no restoration or sophistication whatsoever, some volumes with weakening to some hinges and some with minor chipping or other mellowing to the spines, in all a very well preserved set of these rare books. A SIGNIFICANT AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT EDITION, THE FIRST IN OCTAVO, AND A VERY EARLY ISSUANCE IN ANY FORMAT OF THE GREATEST HISTORICAL WORK EVER UNDERTAKEN. The first edition of Gibbon’s work was printed over time, the first three volumes being printed between 1776 and 1781, the later three volumes in 1788. This first octavo edition was printed similarly, the first six volumes in 1783 and the later six in 1790. Thus, this is not only the first octavo edition but also is one of only a tiny handful of editions of the first half printed prior to the completion of the work in total. Like the first edition it contains the three folding maps and the engraved portrait of Gibbon in volume one. "For twenty-two years Gibbon was a prodigy of steady and arduous application. His investigations extended over almost the whole range of intellectual activity for nearly fifteen-hundred years. And so thorough were his methods that the laborious investigations of German scholarship, the keen criticisms of theological zeal, and the steady researches of (two) centuries have brought to light very few important errors in the results of his labors. But it is not merely the learning of his work, learned as it is, that gives it character as a history. It is also that ingenious skill by which the vast erudition, the boundless range, the infinite variety, and the gorgeous magnificence of the details are all wrought together in a symmetrical whole. It is still entitled to be esteemed as the greatest historical work ever written" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp. 146-147).

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        AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN COOK AND CAPTAIN CLERKE, IN HIS MAJESTY’S SHIPS RESOLUTION AND DISCOVERY, During the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780; in Search of a North-west Passage between the Continents of Asia and America. Including a Faithful Account of all Their Discoveries, and the Unfortunate Death of Captain Cook

      London: Printed for G. Robinson, J.Sewell and J. Debrett, 1783. 2 volumes. Second edition, published just one year after the first. With the chart and 21 engraved plates and views of the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska and the Northwest. 8vo, full contemporary tree calf, expertly and beautifully restored at the back with fine period style work, raised bands, red morocco lettering labels gilt. An absolutely superb copy of this highly important narrative. A FINE COPY OF THIS IMPORTANT BOOK. Ellis was a surgeon’s mate during Cook’s third voyage, first on the “Discovery” and later on the “Resolution”, and “gives quite a good history of the expedition” (Hill, 95). Captain Clerke, in his dying letter to Sir Joseph Banks, commended Ellis, but Ellis forfeited Banks’ regard by publishing his account of the voyage in contravention of the Admiralty instruction to surrender all journals and logs. It appears that, in needing money, Ellis sold his narrative to a bookseller for fifty guineas. Thus the first editiion of Ellis’ account was published two years before the official narrative, and preceded Samwell’s NARRATIVE OF THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN JAMES COOK by four years. This second edition was published just one year after the first---still preceding the official account and Samwell’s---and “follows the first practically without alteration, with exception of the title-pages” (Hill, 95). “The fine plates are among the earliest published on the Hawaiian Islands, Alaska and the Northwest” (Hill, 95).

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        Sermones Panegíricos y de Misterios. Por..., Racionero de la Santa Iglesia Catedral de Santo Domingo, Primada de las Indias, y natural de la misma Ciudad. Tomo Primero (de dos)

      Madrid, por Don Joachín Ibarra, 1783. 8vo.; 2 hs., 240 pp. Encuadernación de época, en piel marbreada, ligeramente fatigada.

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        Novelist's Magazine

      1783 - Livre ancien Album reliure veau à coins 19éme comprenant 130 gravures de Stohard datées de 1779 à 1783 collées sur papier blanc et montées sur onglets. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Resa till Goda Hopps-Udden

      Tryckt hos Anders J. Nordstrom, 1783.. Octavo, with nine folding engraved plates and a folding chart; a good copy in contemporary Scandinavian half calf, rubbed. A fine copy of the rare stand-alone first part of Sparrman's account of his travels. Anders Sparrman, professor of Zoology at Uppsala University, was in South Africa when Cook's second voyage called there in 1772; Forster offered him a place on the expedition as assistant naturalist: 'As two Swedes, Dr. Solander and Mr. Spoering, with singular credit to themselves and advantage to science, had before undertaken a voyage to New Holland, &c. and so round the world, I could not help wishing that a Swede likewise might have the opportunity of making a visit to the south pole, and the continent supposed to be in the vicinity of it...' (from the English edition).Sparrman's account of the voyage was not published in full for forty-two years, with this first narrative appearing in Stockholm in 1783, followed by another in 1802 whose final part did not appear until 1818.Rolf du Rietz notes that this was 'perhaps the most widely read Swedish travel book written before the nineteenth century...'. He also points out that 'although the title-page of this edition is marked "F?rste Delen", the volume is a complete and finished whole (the voyage with Cook being described on pp. 86-108 and 637-9)...'.Beddie, 1274; Du Rietz, "Captain James Cook: a bibliography of literature printed in Sweden", 10; Du Rietz, Bibliotheca Polynesiana (Kroepelien Collection), 1218; Holmes, 46; Mendelssohn, II:414; O'Reilly-Reitman, 400; Roscoe, 315.A1,.

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        Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde, Nouvelle edition, enrichie de toutes les figures comprises dans l'ancienne edition en sept volumes,

      Amsterdam et Paris : Chez Laporte, libraire ... 1783. Bound in original leader bindings, 4 volumes.- I. 163, [1] pp., 81 ill.gravé - II. 156 pp. [1] 82 - 162 ill.gravé- III. 199, [1] pp. 163 - 222 ill. gravé, IV - XVJ pp.. [17] - 224pp +, 40pp, + 44 pp ., [1], XLI z.T. gef. ill. gravé. representees par des figures dessinees et gravees par Bernard Picard et autres habiles artistes ; ouvrage qui comprend l'histoire philosophique de la religion des nations des deux hemispheres, telles que celle des Brames, des Peguans, des Chinois, des Japonais, des Tibetins ... enfin celle des Chretiens et de cette multitude de branches dans lesquelles elle est subdivisee, Nouvelle edition, enrichie de toutes les figures comprises dans l'ancienne edition en sept volumes,

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        Storia di America [The History of America, in Italian, with 4 hand-colored maps]

      In Venezia [Venice]: Nella stamperia Gatti a spese di Leonardo e Giammaria Fratelli Bassaglia, MDCCLXXXIII [1783]. Original Wraps. Fine. Second Venice Edition (first Venice edition published 1778) of Antonio Pillori's translation of The history of America (London, 1777), Books I-VIII (complete), on the discovery of America and the conquest of Mexico and Peru. A remarkably fresh, uncut set, complete in four volumes as issued, with all four folding maps colored by a contemporary hand (as with the John Carter Brown Library copy). 8vo; xxiv, 240pp, with a frontispiece portrait of Columbus and a large folding map of the Gulf of Mexico showing Florida, Cuba, Jamaica and farther Caribbean islands; [2], 5-328pp, including a frontispiece portrait of Bartolomé de las Casas and a large folding map of South America; [2], 3-359 [p 181 misnumb. "281"; p 304 misnumb.: "204"], [1]pp, with a frontispiece portrait of Hernán Cortés and a folding map of Mexico; [4], 295, [1]pp, with a frontispiece portrait of Francisco Pizarro and a large folding map of Middle America. Original paper-case bindings with yapped edges and manuscript titles and volume numbers to the head of each spine, the text block sewn on tawed tongs (v. iv with modern replacements). Worming to the upper cover, portrait, title page, and map margins of vol. iv now expertly restored by a paper conservationist. Rare: OCLC (No. 80001346) locates only two copies of this edition. By the autumn of 1769," according to the ODNB, Robertson "began withdrawing books on America from the [Edinburgh] university library. As originally conceived, [his] project was to include the history of Spanish, Portuguese, and British colonization, though Robertson chose first to concentrate on the Spanish, which stemmed most naturally from his study of Charles V. His original intention was to complete the full history of colonization before going to press, but he decided to publish the sixteenth-century Spanish portion alone following the outbreak of hostilities with the British colonies in 1776 . . . On 28 May 1777 the History of America was published in two volumes by Strahan and Cadell in London and by Balfour in Edinburgh to a very positive reception. Its success was even more marked on the continent, where it was considered Robertson's masterpiece . . . With its dramatic sweep of narrative, combined with a provocative confrontation of two very different stages of civilization [Spanish and Native American] and a prose that was more flexible and evocative than that of his earlier books, the History of America is often regarded as Robertson's most interesting, original, and even Romantic work.

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        An Account Of The Pelew Island.Situated In The Western Part Of The Pacific Ocean. Composed From The Journals And Communications Of Captain Henry Wilson, And Some Of His Officers, Who, In August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked, In The Antelope, A Packet Belonging To The Honourable East India Company

      London, Printed For Captain Wilson and Sold by G. Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, Pall-Mall, MDCCLXXXIX. Third Edition; 4to; pp. xxviii, 378; new marbled endpapers, b/w portrait frontispiece of Captain Henry Wilson, fold out chart of the Pelew Islands and adjacent seas by Captain Henry Wilson, 10 fold out b/w illustrations, 4 pages of b/w illustrations, vocabulary of the pelew language; modern rough half sheep skin binding with marbled boards, raised bands, title lettered in gilt on maroon leather labels on spine, flecking to page edges, some foxing throughout, fold out chart has been repaired, a good copy. Keate was shipwrecked near Palau Island in 1783, the crew reached shore and lived with the natives. They eventually built a small boat from the wreckage which they sailed to Macao. The Captain (Henry Wilson) allowed Keate to write this account of events from his Journals.

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      [Philadelphia: Thomas Bradford, 1783].. Broadside, 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Old fold lines. A bit of foxing. One contemporary ink emendation. Very good. In a half morocco box. A rare and quite wonderful broadside printing the instructions and specifications for the construction of a triumphal arch in Philadelphia to celebrate the Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War. It also spells out plans for the celebration to be held upon completion of the arch, complete with a parade and fireworks. This declaration was passed by the Pennsylvania Assembly just as the British were evacuating New York City, and a little more than a week before George Washington resigned as commander of the Continental Army. The arch was designed by artist Charles Willson Peale, and its specifications are outlined in this broadside. The arch was fifty feet wide and nearly forty feet high, with columns in the Ionic order decorated with spiral festoons of flowers in their natural colors. The arch would be decorated with illustrations and inscriptions celebrating liberty, the Continental Army, the alliance with France, the natural bounty of the United States, the virtues of learning and science, etc. The whole structure was to be illuminated with twelve hundred lamps, and a fireworks display would take place on the celebration day, made all the more beautiful by having the lights of Philadelphia darkened for the occasion. A sum of £600 was allotted for the construction of the arch. The ratification of the Treaty of Paris was proclaimed on Jan. 22, 1784, but a careless citizen fired his gun too close to Peale's arch, which soon caught fire and was consumed by flame moments before it was to be illuminated in celebration. NAIP locates only four copies, at the Library of Congress, American Philosophical Society, Pennsylvania Historical Society, and Massachusetts Historical Society. Rare. EVANS 18092. NAIP w023371. HILDEBURN 4306. A RISING PEOPLE, p.193.

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        Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African. In two volumes. To which are prefixed, memoirs of his life

      London: 1783. 2 volumes, octavo. xvi,204; [2],224pp. Engraved frontispiece in each volume. (Minor scattered spotting). Contemporary calf, skillfully rebacked with original spines laid down, spines gilt with leather label (corners rubbed). A nice copy of this important and interesting work, essential to the study of black history and literature. The second edition of this important work, which - in any edition - is "indispensable to the study of black literature" (Blockson). Sancho was born on a slave ship during the Middle Passage, en route to New Granada. His mother quickly succumbed to disease and his father committed suicide rather than live as a slave; fortunately for the young Sancho, barely two years old, his owner took him back to England, where he was given to three maiden sisters who named him Sancho after the character from Don Quixote. His good luck prevailed again when the Duke of Montagu, whom he met by chance, was struck by his intelligence and took an interest in educating the young man. After the Duke's death in 1749, Sancho fled the sisters and was hired as butler to the Duke's widow; he later served her son as a valet. In 1774, aided by the Duke, Sancho and his wife established a grocery in Westminster. Because of his status as an independent male householder, Sancho became the only 18th-century Afro-Briton known to have voted in Parliamentary elections. He also tried his hand variously at acting (unsuccessfully) and writing, publishing a book on music and two plays. He also holds the distinction of being the first African to receive an obituary in the British Press. "In 1782, motivated by 'the desire of shewing that an untutored African may possess abilities equal to an European' (Letters, 4), Frances Crewe, one of Sancho's younger correspondents, edited and published the two-volume Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African, sold by subscription. An engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi after the Gainsborough portrait served as frontispiece to the first volume, and the anonymous brief prefatory biography by Joseph Jekyll remains our main source of information about the first thirty years of Sancho's life. The subscription list for the first edition of the Letters reflects the great range of Sancho's social circle: men and women, aristocrats, servants, artists, businessmen, country squires, and prominent politicians. The ease and respect with which he communicates with his correspondents, no matter how much they differ from him in age or social status, account for much of the appeal of the tone of his letters. Even though his own status rose, he never lost contact with those who had been his fellow servants, some of whom were also fellow Afro-Britons" ( DNB). Blockson 101; cf. DNB (online); ESTC T100276; Sabin 76310

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      London. 1783.. Two volumes. xvi,204; [2],224pp. plus frontispiece in each volume. Contemporary calf, skillfully rebacked with original spines laid down, spines gilt, leather labels. Corners rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Minor scattered foxing, but generally quite clean. Very good. The second edition of this important work, which - in any edition - is "indispensable to the study of black literature" (Blockson). Sancho (1729- 80) was born on a slave ship during the Middle Passage, en route to New Granada. His mother quickly succumbed to disease and his father committed suicide rather than live as a slave; fortunately for the young Sancho, barely two years old, his owner took him back to England, where he was given to three maiden sisters who named him Sancho after the character from Don Quixote. His good luck prevailed again when the Duke of Montagu, whom he met by chance, was struck by his intelligence and took an interest in educating the young man. After the Duke's death in 1749, Sancho fled the sisters and was hired as butler to the Duke's widow; he later served her son as a valet. In 1774, aided by the Duke, Sancho and his wife established a grocery in Westminster. Because of his status as an independent male householder, Sancho became the only 18th- century Afro- Briton known to have voted in Parliamentary elections. He also tried his hand variously at acting (unsuccessfully) and writing, publishing a book on music and two plays. He also holds the distinction of being the first African to receive an obituary in the British Press. "In 1782, motivated by 'the desire of shewing that an untutored African may possess abilities equal to an European' (Letters, 4), Frances Crewe, one of Sancho's younger correspondents, edited and published the two- volume LETTERS OF THE LATE IGNATIUS SANCHO, AN AFRICAN, sold by subscription. An engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi after the Gainsborough portrait served as frontispiece to the first volume, and the anonymous brief prefatory biography by Joseph Jekyll remains our main source of information about the first thirty years of Sancho's life. The subscription list for the first edition of the LETTERS reflects the great range of Sancho's social circle: men and women, aristocrats, servants, artists, businessmen, country squires, and prominent politicians. The ease and respect with which he communicates with his correspondents, no matter how much they differ from him in age or social status, account for much of the appeal of the tone of his letters. Even though his own status rose, he never lost contact with those who had been his fellow servants, some of whom were also fellow Afro- Britons" - DNB. A nice copy of this important and interesting work, essential to the study of black history and literature. ESTC T100276. SABIN 76310. BLOCKSON 101. DNB (online).

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        LE VILLE LUCCHESI. Con altri opuscoli in versi ed in prosa di Filandro Cretense. Parma, dalla Stamperia Reale, 1783.

      Prima edizione. Opera dedicata al Marchese Francesco Buonvisi e all'Abate Francesco Venini, professore di matematica all'Ateneo parmense. Cm.19,3x13,6. Pg.VIII, 196. Legatura in mz.pergamena con piatti marmorizzati. Testo in cornicetta decorativa. Fresca e buona bodoniana ad ampi margini, su carta azzurrina assai spessa. Filandro Cretense è il nome arcadico del Conte Antonio Cerati (Vienna, 1738 - Parma, 1816), Consigliere di Stato e docente di Diritto Pubblico a Parma e fratello del Vescovo di Piacenza Gregorio. Letterato erudito ma dottrinale, compose varie poesie, lettere familiari ed elogi, sempre sotto la protezione di Mons.Adeodato Turchi. Il presente testo, ad imitazione del Sannazzaro, vide la luce dopo un lungo soggiorno a Lucca, ed è un magnifico esempio dell'arte bodoniana. > Rispetto all'esemplare citato dal Brooks, 239, manca la dicitura "Pastore arcade" in fine al frontespizio. ICCU\SBLE\001912. Melzi, I, 410.

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        La Pologne

      Paris., 1783. Poland. Copper engraving. Original colour. The map itself is in good condition, some foxing on the margins, light browning and a few waterstains at edges. Lower edge is scuffed towards corners. 15mm closed tear at lower edge of centrefold. Size: 63 x 48 cm. A handsome and detailed map of Poland, that covers modern day Lithuania and parts of the Ukraine and Belarus. Ornamental cartouche at lower left. Atlas Geographique des Quatre Parties du Monde

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        Apologie des Ordens der Frey-Mäurer. Von dem Bruder **** Mitgliede der ** schottischen Loge zu D*. Neue ganz umgearbeitete, und einzige authentische Ausgabe. Philadelphia, im Jahre 3382, d. i. 1778

      Berlin, Stahlbaum 1783.. Zweite, ganz umgearbeitete, und einzig authentische Ausgabe. Mit gest. Frontispiz von J. W. Meil. 4 Bll., 246 S., 1 w. Bl. Pappband d. Zt. Wolfstieg 23760; Dorn, Meil 316. - Johann August Starck, protestantischer Theologe und orientalischer Linguist (1741-1816), "ein hervorragend kluger Kopf", gründete ein Klerikat der Tempelherren und hat nach Wolfstieg "das Konglomerat von Freimaurerei, Templerei, Magie, Alchimie, und Theosophie, das er vorgefunden hat, zu einem so prachtvollen klerikalen System zusammengeleimt, daß es jedem Jesuiten Ehre machen könnte und geeignet war, wirkliche Freimaurerei in ihr gerades Gegenteil zu verkehren" (zitiert nach Lennhoff-Posner S. 1501). - Etwas berieben und bestoßen. Altes Exemplar einer Logenbibliothek.

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        Vida de la extatica viuda y humilde princesa Santa Birgitta (vulgo Brigida) de Suecia fundadora del Orden del Salvador / su autor el lic. D. Josef Antonio de Travesedo y Peredo .; añádese al fin un compendio de la vida de la venerable doña Marina de Escobar, fundadora de esta religión mitigada en España por el mismo autor.

      - 5 h., 455 p. ; 4º Encuadernación pergamino época. En Pamplona: en la oficina de D. Josef Miguel de Ezquerro ., 1783. Encuadernación deslucida. Libro en buen estado. Revisado completo. Lugar: Pamplona, Editorial: Josef Miguel de Ezquerro, Año: 1783

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

      London: P. Elmsly, , 1783-5. 2 volumes, quarto (294 × 234 mm). Contemporary half calf, rebacked with the original spines laid down, title direct to the spines, ruled compartments, marbled sides. Folding engraved map frontispiece to volume I, together with a folding genealogical table, 6 engraved plates and 2 plans; volume II with 14 plates including large folding views of Palermo and Messina, and 2 etchings. The plates from Swinburne's 'accomplished drawings.' Ruggles-Brise armorial bookplates for Spains Hall to the front pastedowns. Somewhat rubbed, professionally restored, contents clean and sound with good margins, the last leaf, index and Directions to the Binder from volume I bound at the end of volume II, and from p423 onwards of volume II bound at the conclusion of volume I. First edition. Scion of an old Catholic family, Swinburne was educated "at the monastic seminary at Lacelle, France, the University of Paris, Bordeaux, and finally the Royal Academy in Turin, where he developed a keen interest in the arts" (ODNB). By 1763 he had inherited the family estates following the death of his older brother, and, now financially independent, he married, and settled in Hamsterley, Co. Durham, "where Henry laid out the garden, combining 'the classic precision of the Italian style with the more wild and sylvan boldness of English park scenery'" (H. Swinburne, Courts of Europe, quoted in ODNB). But tiring of English country life the family returned to Europe. In 1775 Swinburne toured Spain with fellow Catholic Sir Thomas Gascoigne, an account was published in 1779, then, reunited with his family, "sailed to Naples and from 1777 until early 1779 toured the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. They returned to England in July 1779 via Vienna, Frankfurt, and Brussels, but remained for only a few months before leaving once again for Italy. They spent 1780 in Italy and Vienna. As lovers of the arts and Roman Catholics, they mixed with the literati throughout their travels, and were favoured by Catholic sovereigns." Although a contemporary reviewer considered the present work "dull and meagre," Ingamells has described it as "a comprehesive history and travel guide" (A Dictionary of British and Irish Travellers in Italy), and Druène commends "the simplicity and the lack of affectation in his travel accounts … he was one of the first to relish travel for its own sake" (Le premier romantique? Swinburne aux Pyrénées).

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        The grand committee, consisting of ... to whom was referred a motion of Mr. Monroe for repealing those Acts of Congress which recommend to the states thus circumstanced, the cession of vacant and unappropriated territory, to the United States, so far as they respect the Jurisdiction of the same

      [Annapolis: John Dunlap, ca. December 1783 to March 1784]. Folio. (14 x 8 1/4 inches). Broadside, 2pp., printed recto and verso. Contemporary manuscript docketing on verso, "Cessions of Jurisdict.n / Conn.r [?] Laws for Mr. Pinkney." (Minor staining) Very good. In a blue half morocco box, navy blue cloth, cloth chemise. Rare broadside printing of a motion by James Monroe concerning jurisdiction in the as yet unformed Northwest Territory. While Thomas Jefferson is credited with drafting the Ordinance of 1784 which effectively first created the Northwest Territory, not all the Founding Fathers were convinced of the efficacy of ceding the western lands. James Monroe, at the time a young and rising member of the Virginia delegation to the Congress of Confederation (the name of the Continental Congress following the Articles of Confederation), feared that Virginia's cession of western lands would have unintended consequences. With this motion, Monroe appeals to Congress to reconsider the question of jurisdiction, arguing that if both soil and jurisdiction were ceded, that a diversity of interests would be created in the territories which would disrupt the confederation. The dating of this motion is not known. Evans lists this broadside twice in his bibliography of American imprints, ascribing the date to 1785 and 1786, respectively. The text of the motion, however, suggests that it was issued prior to the Ordinance of 1784. As Monroe joined the Congress of Confederation in 1783, the dating of the motion and printing of the broadside can be narrowed to between December 20, 1783 and March 1, 1784. The form and printing of the motion is consistent with similar broadsides printed by Dunlap, the official printer to the Congress then in session in Annapolis. There is, however, no mention of this motion in the Journals of Congress from that period. The motion begins with reference to the two previous Congressional resolutions concerning the cession of western lands(6 September 1780 and 10 October 1780), as well as subsequent cessions by New York, Virginia and Massachusetts. The motion continues with a definition of the geographic area referred to: "That by such cessions, all the territory lying between a meridian line to be drawn twenty miles westward of the most westerly bent of the river or strait of Niagara, the western boundary of the state of Pennsylvania, the rivers Ohio, the Missisippi and the lakes, is subject to division, and entitled to admission into the confederacy upon the principles aforesaid." That the land is still "subject to division" would suggest this motion to have been made prior to Thomas Jefferson's Ordinance of 1784, which divided the Northwest Territory into 10 states. Monroe's motion next addresses the reason for his petition, i.e. "to enquire what the objects are that are sought to be obtained by such cessions." The text continues: "Heretofore they appear to have been two-- 1st. the diminution of the larger states in their power and resources, by lessening the extent of their territory--2d. the possession of the right of soil for the purpose of a revenue. But when it is considered that the limits which these cessions have given to such states, have contracted them to an equality with the other members of the union, it is supposed that this object, if it ever had any foundation for it, is already fully obtained; and for the purpose of a revenue, the committee apprehend that a cession of soil, independent of that of jurisdiction, will be equally advantageous to the United States; the circumstances which would apply to the settlers on the territory ceded westward of the Ohio, in their distance from the states to which it belonged, cannot, to those eastward of it; and the soil, it is presumed, under the government of one of the old states, whose laws, constitution and rights in the confederacy, are already established and known, will be as valuable, and sell as high, as it would under a new state. The committee are therefore of opinion, that further cessions of jurisdiction, even upon the principles which have heretofore influenced the United States, are unnecessary. It should therefore form a principal object with the United States to make, so far as it depends on them, such division of the territory within their bounds, as shall create and preserve this similarity of interest in every state. A similarity of interests in states, depends on a similarity in their circumstances, in their respective resources, their commercial and political relation to other powers. The committee consider it as unnecessary to examine these principles of relation in their application to all the territory within the government of the United States; but from an attentive view of those parts which bound upon the atlantic ocean, and those which bound and depend upon the western waters, separated by a [cone or; words struck through in manuscript] ridge of mountains, which traverse from south to north these states, they are led to believe, from pursuing them in their different directions, that in some respects a different kind of arrangement and accommodation will be necessary to promote those interests which particularly belong to each. If therefore the United States should admit a separation of said territory, so as to commit that lying on each side to a separate line of sates, they are of opinion it would create such a diversity of interests as would exceedingly embarrass the federal councils, and impede and obstruct all their operations. If them the seperation above suggested, will create this diversity of interest, it necessarily follows, that the preservation of the states in the jurisdiction they now hold, will prevent it; and this in the opinion of the committee, will be the case. The concern which many of the old states now have in the western country, in the extent of territory within their respective jurisdictions depending on the western waters, in common with those which shall be erected beyond the Ohio, forms in their opinion, that similarity in their circumstances, necessary to bind the several parts of the confederacy together by the same tie of one common interest: The United States should therefore consider it as a fortunate circumstance that such states hold these bounds, and should in no event suffer them to be contracted or diminished ... Resolved, That the resolutions of the 6th September, and 10th October, 1780, recommending it to the states holding vacant and unappropriated territory, to make liberal surrenders thereof to the United States, for their common benefit, so far as they respect the jurisdiction of the same, be repealed; and that it be recommended to the states thus circumstanced, to make liberal surrenders as aforesaid, of soil only, retaining to themselves the right of jurisdiction." Monroe's motion apparently died in committee and was further put to rest by Jefferson's Ordinance of 1784, which created a national domain from the ceded lands, laying the groundwork for the Northwest Territory. Monroe, however, would continue to press his case, and would travel to the western lands in 1785 to see the region first-hand. Upon his return, he would petition Congress, using similar arguments as above, for a revision of the Ordinance of 1785, to change the division of the territory into as few as three but no more than five states. (That motion was considered on July 7, 1786 and seems to be the cause of the bibliographical confusion over the date and place of printing of this broadside). The passage of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 would close the issue, formally establishing the Northwest Territory, and codifing the process for the creation of new states westward. The broadside is rare, with but three copies located by OCLC (Library of Congress, Yale, and John Carter Brown) and with a fourth copy at the American Antiquarian Society. Evans 19313 (incorrectly ascribing the date to 1785) and Evans 20067 (incorrectly ascribing the date to 1786).

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        El Hombre Feliz, independiente del Mundo y de la Fortuna, ó Arte de vivir contento en qualesquier trabajos de la vida. Dedicado a la Serenisima Señora Infanta Doña Carlota Joachina. Obra traducida por Don Joseph Francisco Monserrate y Urbina

      Madrid, por Don Joachîm Ibarra, 1783. Tres volúmenes en 4to. menor; XXVIII-280 pp. + 2 hs., 303 pp. + 2 hs., 304 pp. Encuadernación uniforme de la época, en piel marbreada con lomera ornada y tejuelo. Primera edición española, publicada sin láminas, de esta significativa obra que, en palabras del traductor en su dedicatoria a la Infanta Carlota Joaquina, «hace oir a todos la voz de la razón ilustrada con los principios de la religión». La obra que, en definitiva, constituye la fórmula ideal para no mostrar demasiado el plumero en tiempo de luces en derredor.

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

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

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        Histoire de la dernière révolution de Suède : contenant le récit de ce qui s'est passé dans les trois dernieres Dietes, & un Précis de L'Histoire de Suede, dans lequel on développe les véritables causes de cer événement, précédé D'Une Introduction

      Londres :, 1783. 1st Edition (?). Physical desc. : [4], iv, 446, [2]p. ; 19 cm. Subject: Sweden - History - Revolution, 1772 - Early works to 1800. Language: French. ESTC citation no. : T138543. Very good copy in the original full aniline calf with gilt vignettes stamped to front and rear panels. Professionally and period-sympathetically re-backed with a contrasting, gilt-blocked Morocco label with gilt cross-bands. All-Edges-Red with faint marginal scattered foxing. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Copy from the Foreign Office library with stamp. Errata sheet at rear of book.

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        Neueste Sammlung jener Schriften, die vor einigen Jahren her über verschiedene wichtigste Gegenstände zur Steuer der Wahrheit im Drucke erschienen sind

      Augsburg, (meist: Bullmann u. Seiz), 1783 - 1788.. 30 (von 40) Bänden. Pappbände der Zeit mit alten handschriftlichen Rückenschildern. Vorhanden sind die Bände 1-15, 18, 20, 22-27, 29-32, 34, 35 und 37 dieser Sammlung von Flugschriften und theologischen Polemiken der Augsburger Exjesuiten, jeweils mehrere, meist einzeln paginierte Schriften pro Band. - Der Augsburger Domprediger und Kontroverstheologe Aloys Merz (1727-1792) wurde von den damaligen aufklärerischen Kreisen gerne als Wortführer der Reaktion verteufelt. - Enthält eine Vielzahl interessanter und oft polemischer Abhandlungen (meist anonym) über Kirche und Staat, Ablass, Aufklärung, Ehe, Freidenker, Inquisition, Jansenismus, Klöster, Mönche, Nonnen, Klopstock, Ohrenbeichte, Zölibat etc. - Berieben. Etwas stockfleckig und gebräunt, wenige Bände etwas feuchtfleckig.

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        The Domesday Book

      London, 1783 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The 1783 Domesday Book, with 1816 Additional Volumes. Bound in leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering and decoration. Publication Information forVolumes I and IIfrom the ESTC #T97297. Volume III includes the informative1816 Introduction from Henry Ellis. An important work normally commanding 3000- 4000. We have discounted these to allow for the rebinding they deserve. With two interesting ink inscriptions concerning the text, including one from 'the eminent antiquarian' David Turner, in Volume III. Whilst title pages for Volumes I and II were issued in 1816, these volumes are bound without as usual. The text of this work is in Latin, with Introductions in English. The Domesday Book is the record of the great survey of England completed in 1086, executed for William I of England, otherwise known as 'William the Conqueror'. It was written in Latin, although there were some vernacular words inserted for native terms with no previous Latin equivalent, and the text was highly abbreviated. Abraham Farley, d. 1791, was a lifelong civil servant, who was appointed deputy chamberlain of the Exchequer in 1736, and soon became involved with the public records at the Chapter House of Westminster Abbey. First amongst these was the Domesday Book, of which Farley became custodian, granting visiting antiquaries access to the Book and making transcripts for a fee. In later life Farley was to produce the first printed edition of Domesday Book. Following a Parliamentary order in 1767, Farley was appointed co-editor of the Domesday printing project in 1770, alongside Charles Morton of the British Museum. Sir Henry Ellis, 1777 1869, was an English librarian. He was educated at the Mercers' School and St John's College, Oxford, where he acted as an assistant at the Bodleian Library. He was first appointed to a position at the British Museum in 1800, and was chief librarian from 1827 to 1856. Ellis was knighted in 1833. He edited various works on antiques and wrote an Introduction to Domesday Book. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. The boards are detached. There is significantwear to the extremities, including significantbumping and rubbing. The spine labelsfor volume 2 are partially detached, and forvolume 3 are missing. Internally the pages are bright with occasional slight browning,and intermittentscattered spots. There are two nameplates and institutional labels to thefront pastedowns. Overall the condition is good only, due to detached boards, with a very good interior..

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        Raccolta di ... Stampe, che rappresentano, figure ed Abiti die varie Nazioni, secondo gli Originali, e le Descrizioni dei piu celebri recenti viaggiatori, e degli scopritori di Paesi nuovi

      Venice: Teodoro Viero, 1783-1791. 3 parts in one, folio. (16 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches). Engraved title to each part, frontispiece showing 'Europa' in part one repeated in part two, the final part with three frontispieces of America, Africa and Asia, 360 engraved costume plates, most before numbers, captions in Italian and French. Early 19th-century red morocco, covers with vine leaf and palmette panel, spine with repeated foliate panels, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Fine copy of the very rare large paper issue of a noted 18th century work on costumes of the world, including important Captain Cook related images of Pacific natives and early western images of Chinese costume. Issued in three parts between 1783 and 1791, copies of this work are rarely found complete, as here. The work was issued by the Italian publisher and engraver in two formats: a regular edition (measuring approximately 12 x 9 inches), and large-paper (as here) with the plates comprised of proofs before numbering. The first two parts, containing 126 and 127 plates respectively, are devoted to European costume, including Turkey. Many of the images of Turkish and Greek costume in these sections are after British painter Francis Smith, who accompanied Lord Baltimore in his 1763- 1764 tour of the East. The third volume, containing 107 plates, includes images of Asia (including Russia, China, India, Persia, Egypt, Morocco, etc), Africa, North and South America (including Native Americans of Florida) and the Pacific. The latter includes many images after William Hodges's portraits from Cook's third voyage, including a portrait of Omai. Also of Cook-related note is a full-length portrait of Captain Cook after Gio. Chisor which appears in the first part. The work is not noted in the usual Cook and Hawaii-related bibliographies. Brunet V, 1212; Colas 3007; Lipperheide 39; Vinet 2106; Hiler, p. 879.

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        Dernier Voyage du Capitaine Cook Autour du Monde, ou se Trouvent les Circonstances de sa Mort. [Last Voyage of Captain Cook Round the World, and the Circumstances of his Death]

      Berne: Chez la Nouvelle Societe Typographique, 1783 Book. Fine. Leather Bound. 2nd Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Berne: Chez la Nouvelle Societe Typographique, 1783. Second French Edition. Octavo. xvi, 200pp. Very handsome period red gilt tooled quarter straight-grained morocco with vellum tips and yellow paste paper boards. Original boards rebacked in style, otherwise a fine uncut copy. "With possible exception of John Rickman's Journal, earliest account of Cook's last voyage"(Howes Z14). And thus one of the first works to mention Hawaii. Also, one of the most interesting narratives of this voyage. "In 1776, after several unsuccessful attempts at various professions, Zimmermann, a native of Speyer, signed on as a common sailor on the Discovery. Sir Maurice Holmes, in his Cook Biography, writes of Zimmermann, "from the start of the voyage he determined to keep a shorthand journal and to retain it, despite the instructions .. Demanding the surrender of all logs and journals.' the original account, printed in 1781, was suppressed in Germany at the request of the British Admiralty in accordance with the instructions given to the personnel of the ship that all journals were to be turned over to them for use in the official account of the expedition"(Hill p. 333). "The second French-language edition, which closely follows that of the first edition (Berne, 1782) with the title and text reset. Zimmermann's narrative ends on page 117, followed on page 118 by a life of Cook, "Abregee de la vie du capitaine Cook," as in the first French (Berne ) edition, and an important series of "Notes"(Forbes 59). Zimmermann's work is one of the rarest of all accounts of Cook's third voyage and, with Rickman's narrative, the earliest published account of the third voyage, the death of Cook, and the discovery of Hawaii. The first edition came out in German at Mannheim in 1781. Beddie 1630; Lada-Mocarski 33; Sabin 106436..

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

      London: Printed for the Author, and Sold by Thomas Payne and Son., 1783 Folding engraved map of SUMATRA - [viii] - 132, 135-375 pages - (1p, blank) - (5p, Index) - (1p, Errata); plate of Rejang, Batta and Lampoon alphabets. Pages 133-134 omitted from pagination, but text and register are continuous. FIRST EDITION - COMPLETE! Early 19th-century half calf, later label on spine. Binding is a little rubbed at the hinges, but still solid. Spotted, more pronounced at beginning and end, a little browning. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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        Arabian Nights Entertainments consisting of One Thousand and One Stories told by the Sultaness of the Indies to divert the Sultan... 4 volumes complete

      T Longman , 1783 . Hardback. . 4 volumes 18cm x 11cm full tree calf with gilt decoration to front and spine. red calf bands on spine and green calf title labels. Red calf panels with volume number in plain calf roundels. Marbled endpapers. Translated by M Galland into English from the last Paris edition. All volumes VG. Corners and spine extremities are bumped and volume one has vertical crack down front edge of spine, although spine is not detached. Vol. 4 has small scuff marks to front. Bookplate and ink sig. of previous owners on pastedowns of each vol. and small inked ownership stamp.

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        Catalogue des Livres en très petit Nombre qui composent la Bibliotheque de M. Mérard de S. Just, Ancien Maître-d'Hôtel de Monsieur, frere du Roi

      2 p.l., 164, 5 pp. 12mo, early 19th-cent. half-calf & marbled boards (short crack at foot of upper joint), flat spine nicely gilt. Paris: de l'Imprimerie de Didot l'Ainé, 1783. Limited to 25 copies only, finely printed by Didot on Annonay paper; this is one of the rarest and oddest of all private library catalogues. Mérard (1749-1812), man of letters, was born into a family of great wealth and, for a number of years, was in charge of the residence of the future Louis XIII. After retiring from his public duties in 1782, he concentrated on his growing collection of books and on commissioning editions printed in severely limited numbers. Guigard wrote (Vol. II, p. 351): "Sans l'amour des livres, Mérard de Saint-Just serait complètement oublié." There is much truth in this but the catalogue is a fascinating and rare document which keeps Mérard's name alive in the world of bibliophily. The catalogue is an odd combination of books which were present in his library, books no longer in his library, and books which he desired for his library (including some books which could be imaginary; see below). His collection was not large but fine. Mérard did not have the taste for editio princeps (except for Aldines) but preferred the best editions with careful editing. The catalogue describes 513 items, each with details regarding binding and prices paid. In the Preface, which alone would justify reprinting for his extraordinary views on book collectors, and in his concluding remarks on pp. 161-163, he sets out his main interests, foremost among them fine bindings, listing eight binders whose works he had acquired or himself commissioned: Padeloup, Laferté, Derome le Jeune, Chamean, Chaumont, Roger Payne and Baumgarten. He enumerates sixteen sales at which he acquired books, including those of the Pompadour, Boze, Gaignat, Gouttard, Mac Carthy Reagh, and 'Mylord Keri' (i.e. Ker, Duke of Roxburghe) collections. His catalogue is the first in which the binders of the books, whenever known, are mentioned. Mérard has been accused of including in his catalogue the description of books which never existed or which he never owned, but Escoffier convincingly defends him against that charge, though Barbier shows that six of his own works, described as printed editions, were, in fact, in MS. Mérard suffered two major losses from his library which he recounts in this catalogue. During an absence, the pipes in the kitchen leaked, causing serious water damage to the library room below, irreparably destroying 200 of his most precious books. Then, on the 12th of December 1782, the English navy seized a French boat which was carrying 1000 books of Mérard's -- considered by Guigard to be the cream of his collection -- which he had sent to a friend in America (why he had sent them he never explained). These volumes were never recovered. A very fine copy. This copy has the five extra pages at end (often missing) which contain a description of one of the books in the catalogue, the Des Pierres Précieuses of Dutens. This was the first book printed by Didot l'ainé. With the 19th-century bookplate of Baron du Charmel. ❧ Brunet, III, 1643. Guigard, II, pp. 351-52. Houghton Library, Bibliotheca Chimaerica (1962), p. 7. Peignot, p. 113-"assez recherché à cause de sa rareté." Taylor, Book Catalogues, p. 92. .

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        [Albek] Fortegnelse over endeel gode og vel conditionerede bøger i adskillige videnskaber, samt endeel rare manuscripter og pergaments-breve, og endeel kobberstykker over fortiente danske mænd; som efter afgangne herr Niels Albek bliver bortsolgt i Munkebierbye præstegaard, dagen den september førstkommende, om formiddagen klok.

      8, alt efter de conditioner, som nærmere paa auctionsstedet skal vorde bekiendtgiorte. Og tiener ellers til efterretning for de herrer liebhavere, at sognepræsten herr Nyeholm, og capellanden herr Thye, modtage commissioner. Adressen er till begge pr. Sorøe à Munkebierbye; og bliver de pr. commission bortsolgte bøger, om forlanges, frit sendte til Kiøbenhavn. Sorö, J. Lindgrens enke, 1783. 8:o. 63 s. Brunt klotryggbd från slutet av 1800-talet med handskriven titeletikett på främre pärm. Främre och nedre snitten marmorerade. Med Enrico Langagers guldpressade stpl på frampärmens insida.. Bibliotheca danica IV:572. Tryckt på det under 1700-talets andra hälft klassiska Lindgrenska tryckeriet i Sorö som åren 1771-89 drevs av Anna Catharine Lindgren, änka efter Jonas Lindgren. I titeltexten var mellanrummen till för att man senare skulle för hand kunna införa auktionsdatum, vilket inte var fastställt vid tryckningen. Innan auktionen skänktes ett femtiotal böcker till Sorö akademies bibliotek. Boksamlingen innehöll bl.a. handskrifter och tryckt material rörande dansk kyrkohistoria

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      - EN QUE SE EXPLICAN SUMARIAMENTE LAS CLASES, SECCIONES Y GÉNEROS DE PLANTAS QUE TRAE TOUNEFORT EN SUS INSTITUCIONES : Á QUE SE AÑADEN EN CADA GÉNERO los nombres Españoles de muchas especies de vegetables, y la explicacion de algunas voces facultativas. PARA EL USO DE VARIAS LECCIONES Y HERBORIZACIONES BOTÁNICAS. POR EL DOCTOR D. CASIMIRO GOMEZ ORTEGA, Primer Catedrático del Real Jardin Botánico, Numerario de la Real Academia de la Historia y de la Medicina de Madrid, é Individuo de la de Florencia, da la del Instituto de Bolonia, de la de Ciencias de Paris, y de la Real Sociedad de Lóndres. EN MADRD. EN LA IMPRENTA REAL. M. DCC. LXXXIII. [1783]. In 8º gr. (de 18x12 cm.) com [xvi]-167-[69] pags. Encadernação da época inteira de pele. Ilustrado com diagramas e esquemas da organização das classes botânicas. Obra bilingue latim e castelhano. 2ª edição,a 1.ª foipublicada in 4º em 1773,só em latim.A segunda parte da presente obra (69 páginas inumeradas) contém um dicionário das palavras, expressões e conceitos botânicos destinadas à correcta elaboração das descrições das plantas no terreno. Palau, 1990, III, 362. Location/localizacao: 1

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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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        The Works of John Fothergill, M.D. Member of the Royal College of Physicians... By John Coakley Lettsom

      London: Printed for Charles Dilly, in the Poultry. M.DCC.LXXXIII. [-IV] [1783-84]. Three octavo volumes: viii, 421 p., 2 folding plates; v, 416 p., 5 plates (3 folding, "Mimosa Japonica" misbound at p. 179); cxciii, 330, [2] p., portrait front., 3 plates. Medical doctor, botanist, Quaker, Benjamin Franklin's London physician, Fothergill was a talented researcher. This first edition of his Works brings together his many scientific contributions. Garrison-Morton (4th) 1774; Blake NLM 18th C. p. 152; Smith (Friends) 1: 635. Bound in contemporary full leather; spines brittle & darkened as near fire; foxing & offsetting from the prints. Stock#OB030.

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        Voyage littéraire de la Grèce, ou Lettres sur les Grecs, anciens et modernes, avec un parallèle de leurs mœurs.

      Chez la veuve Duchesne 1783 - - Chez la veuve Duchesne, Paris _1783, 4 volumes in-8 (12,5x19,5cm), (4) viij ; 527pp. et (4) 382pp. et (4) 373pp. et (4) 240pp. [mal pag. 140pp.], relié. - Troisième édition illustrée de 10 planches hors-texte dont un frontispice de Dalbou d'après Hoüel, 5 planches hors-texte de Laurent d'après Favray et 4 planches hors-texte dépliantes de Laurent d'après Massit. Les trois premiers volumes contiennent toutes les lettres sur la Grèce, le dernier renferme d'autre opuscules de l'auteur : Essais sur les Elégies de Tibulle (suivis de la traduction de ces dernières), Les Saisons et Poésies légères. Nombreux bandeaux et culs-de-lampe floraux (corbeilles de fleurs, œillets.). Plein veau blond marbré de l'époque. Dos lisses ornés de pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin vert, de petits fleurons floraux dorés, ainsi que d'une dentelle dorée en queue. Triples encadrements dorés sur les plats. Toutes tranches marbrées. Coiffe de tête du premier tome arasée. Quelques trous de ver sur les dos des deuxième et troisième volumes. Mors de queue fendue sur le premier volume. Six coins émoussés. Epidermures. Quelques pâles mouillures angulaires. Un travail de vers portant atteinte à tout le coin inférieur droit du troisième volume. Plus large que ne le paraît son titre, le Voyage littéraire de la Grèce contient de nombreuses informations sur les turcs, les arméniens et leurs mœurs, et naturellement les peuples de la Grèce. Les lettres sont l'oeuvre d'un négociant résidant à Constantinople, Monsieur Guys, adressées à un amateur d'art, Bourlat de Montredont. Épris profondément de belles-lettres et de recherches sur l'Antiquité, l'auteur dans sa description de la Grèce, de ses mœurs et de ses coutumes, puise sa matière dans les écrivains de l'Antiquité en établissant des parallèles constant avec la Grèce moderne, montrant combien en elle se retrouve toute la littérature grecque. Chaque lettre porte sur un sujet, de nombreuses ont pour objet l'art, mais certaines plus spécifiques portent sur le mobilier, les bijoux, le maquillage, les fêtes, les convenances, les bains, l'architecture, et naturellement, un domaine intéressant plus particulièrement l'auteur : le commerce et la navigation. Certaines lettres sont des additions, et traitent des usages chez les Turcs, les Juifs. Projet ambitieux d'un homme ancré dans la réalité de son temps (et qui passa plus de 30 ans dans le Levant), le Voyage littéraire de la Grèce repère dans la Grèce moderne tout l'héritage de l'Antiquité, et fait des Grecs modernes les héritiers directs, les descendants des Grecs anciens. L'auteur renouvelle ainsi l'intérêt du voyage vers la Grèce. Avant la lettre, c'est un des premiers ouvrages d'anthropologie. Livres à Figures (4) viij ; 527pp. et (4) 382pp. et (4) 373pp. et (4) 240pp. [mal pag. 140pp.] . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 1610 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vue de la ville de Catherinebourg

      Paris, 1783 - Kupferstich, Darstellung: 32 x 21,5 cm Schöne Ansicht von Jekaterinburg in Russland. Von Nicolas Louis de Lespinasse (1734 - 1808) aus 'Histoire physique, morale, civile et politique de la Russie Ancienne' von N. G. Le Clerc. Verso leichte Montagespuren, hinterlegter winziger haum sichtbarer Riss in der Darstellung, ansonsten gut erhalten. View of Yekaterinburg in Russia. Engraved by Niquet after a drawing by Nicolas Louis de Lespinasse (1734 - 1808) and published in 'Histoire physique, morale, civile et politique de la Russie Ancienne' by N. G. Le Clerc. Lespinasse copied his drawing of the view of the city after a painting by Mikhail Makhaev. Light traces of the glue on the back in white margins, repaired tiny hardly noticeable tear int he image, otherwise in a good condition.

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        Cérémonies et coutumes religieuses de tous les peuples du monde [.]

      Chez Laporte 1783 - - Chez Laporte, A Amsterdam _1783, 4 vol. in Folio (26x42cm), 163 (1) et (4) 156pp. et (4) 200pp. (2) et xvj ; 224pp. 40pp. 44pp. (2), relié. - Nouvelle édition, illustrée de quatre vignettes de titre et de 262 planches comprenant, pour la plupart, deux figures par feuillet. Nombreuses planches en double page, quelques planches dépliantes représentant des monuments. Les gravures sont l'oeuvre de Bernard Picard. Demi chagrin vert émeraude à coins milieu XIXe. Dos à cinq nerfs soulignés de roulettes dorées, dentelles et filets dorés en queue et en tête, caissons à froid aux entrenerfs. Plats frottés, quelques épidermures et coins frottés, coiffe de queue du premier volume accidentée sans manque, un manque de papier sur le plat du troisième volume. Une large mouillure, sèche et sans trop de conséquence en haut de chaque volume. Bon exemplaire. Publiée dès 1723, cette oeuvre monumentale fut une des premières lueurs du siècle des Lumières ; son concept est en effet radical et révolutionnaire, puisqu'il pose d'emblée à égalité toutes les religions du monde, transformant ainsi durablement la perception du phénomène religieux, non seulement par le comparatisme, mais surtout en réduisant la religion à des comportement sociaux culturels, des coutumes liées à une histoire et un peuple. A partir d'un tel livre, le sacré se trouve observé comme un phénomène, une caractéristique. Si toute l'oeuvre gravée (admirable) est de Picart, qui s'appuya sur de nombreux livres pour ses représentations qu'il voulait les plus justes possibles, on oublie trop souvent que l'ouvrage fut le fruit d'une étroite collaboration avec Bernard, lequel se chargea de la rédaction. Titre complet : Cérémonies et coutumes de tous les peuples du monde (.) Ouvrage qui comprend l'Histoire philosophique de la Religion des Nations des deux hémisphères ; telles que celles des Brames, des Peguans, des Chinois, des Japonois, des Thibetins, & celle des différens Peuples qui habitent l'Asie & les Isles de l'Archipélague Indien ; celle des Mexicains, des Péruviens, des Brésiliens, des Groënlandois, des Lapons, des Caffres, de tous les peuples de la Nigritie, de l'Ethiopie & du Monomotapa ; celle des Juifs, tant anciens que modernes, celle des Musulmans & des différentes Sectes qui la composent ; enfin celle des Chrétiens & de cette multitude de branches dans lesquelles elle est subdivisée. Suivi de Superstitions de tous les peuples du monde ou tableau philosophique des erreurs et des faiblesses dans lesquelles les Superstitions, tant anciennes que modernes, ont précipité les hommes de la plupart des nations de la terre ; ouvrage suivi d'un Précis sur la Mère-Folle, sur les Bacchanales & les Orgies, sur le spectacle satyrique des Grecs & des Romains, & sur l'Origine de l'Association des Francs-Maçons. Livres à Figures 163 (1) et (4) 156pp. et (4) 200pp. (2) et xvj ; 224pp. 40pp. 44pp. (2) . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 2760 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        M. Tullii Ciceronis OPERA cum indicibus et VARIIS LECTIONIBUS.

      Dieci volumi in 4° legati in pelle, alcuni dorsi rifatti, sguardie marmorate, al primo volume antiporta ripiegata con la figura del grande Romano incisa da J. K. Sherwin, 4333 pp. circa per i primi nove volumi, in calce ad ognuno svariate carte con le "variae lectiones", il decimo tomo è la "Clavis Ciceroniana sive indices rerum et verborum philologico critici in Opera Ciceronis. Accedunt Graeca Ciceronis necessariis observationibus illustrata" di circa 250 carte non numerate. Sarebbe ridicolo tentar di discettare sull'opera di colui che è pietra di paragone per la lingua latina. Cicerone è universale, patrimonio dell'Umanità. L'edizione presentata è degna di cotanto nome sia per la correttezza filologica (le varie lezioni presentate per ognuno degli scritti riportano puntigliosamente le varianti di testo fra i diversi codici e le impressioni più significative) sia per la completezza dei quae extant, frammenti compresi. Non ultimo, da segnalare la bellezza e la ricchezza dell'opera in sé: una splendida impaginazione su carta forte e nerbata, greve, bianca. D'altronde, la cura delle impressioni clarendoniane per l' Università oxfordiana è proverbiale. Rifacimento di svariati dorsi a parte, lo stato di conservazione è ottimo, le eventuali mende d'uso del tutto insignificanti. Rara e pregiata.

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        Sang=Bog, eller de Psalmer og Sange som indeholdes i den 1778 udkomne nye Psalmebog, med deres Melodier og Noder.

      Gyldendal, København 1783. 8vo. (6)+520 sider. Smukt samtidigt sort hellæderbind med rig rammeforgyldning på for- og bagpermen, 5 ophøjede bind, titelfelt på ryggen samt tresidet guldsnit. Meget velholdt eksemplar.. Den såkaldte Ove Høegh-Guldbergs Salmebog (1778) med indføjede melodier i nodetryk. Ikke almindelig

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        [Moritz] Gnothi sauton oder Magazin zur Erfahrungsseelenkunde als ein Lesebuch für Gelehrte und Ungelehrte herausgegeben von Carl Philipp Moritz I-III (1783-85) & Iv-V (1786-87) Exemplaire de Pierre Janet

      Berlin 1783 Deux grands in-8° relié cartonnage gris perle, Tome I-III (1783-1785) Les plats de couvertures gris sont conservés, ce qui est très rare. Tome IV-V (1786-1787) : les plats sont également conservés. "Connais-toi toi ou Journal de la psychologie empirique" (Gnothi Sauton oder Magazin zur Erfahrungsseelenkunde), 1783-1793, fut la première publication psychopathologique de l'histoire. L'éditeur, Karl Philipp Moritz, et les contributeurs, étaient particulièrement intéressés par les troubles du langage et les états de conscience modifiés. Les descriptions de l'épilepsie, la chorée de Sydenham, le jargon aphasique et la démence sont surtout examinés. La revue elle même et son approche «empirique» est devenu rapidement un modèle pour les publications qui ont suivi. Karl Philipp Moritz (1757-1793) fut l'un des personnages les plus influents des Lumières allemandes. Il est né à Hameln, près de Hanovre. En raison de la pauvreté de ses parents, il devint apprenti chez un chapelier jusqu'à ce qu'une bourse lui permit d'étudier la théologie. Il abandonnera brièvement l'université pour une carrière de comédien. Plus tard, professeur privé à Dessau, Potsdam, et dans un lycée à Berlin. Il interrompt de nouveau cette nouvelle carrière pour des voyages qui le mèneront en Angleterre et en Italie. Il écrit des romans, et plusieurs ouvrages sur l'esthétique et le langage. En 1789, il est devenu professeur d'esthétique et de l'archéologie à l'Académie des Arts de Berlin. En 1783, il fonde Gnothi Sauton oder Magazin zur Erfahrungsseelenkunde, qui peut être considéré comme la première revue spécialisée dans les questions psychologiques et les domaines connexes, par exemple, neurologiques et neuropsychologiques. Exemplaire personnel de Pierre Janet, le grand disciple de Charcot avec le tampon de sa bibliothèque Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Storia delle arti del disegno presso gli antichi.... -

      Roma, Pagliarini, 1783-1784.3 voll. In-4. Legature coeve in mezza pelle, dorsi con due tasselli e fregi oro. Antiporta allegorica, 2 ritratti, 61 tavole f.t. (una ripiegata), e 62 illustrazioni n.t., il tutto finemente inciso in rame. (4), XCVI, 451, (1) pp.; 427 pp.; XII, 604 pp.; lievi bruniture su qualche tavola e alcuni fogli. A questo esemplare è stata aggiunta alla fine del vol. III la rara "Risposta (di) Carlo Fea alle osservazioni (di) Onofrio Boni sul tomo III della Storia delle Arti del Disegno", Roma 1786, 40 pp. Seconda edizione italiana, molto apprezzata per le correzioni e le notevoli aggiunte dell?archeologo Carlo Fea (1753-1836). Borroni II, 21-27. Cicognara 59: «... preziosa l'edizione di Roma».

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        Storia di Milano 2 volumi

      Stamperia di Giuseppe Marelli 1783 Prima edizione di questa opera fondamentale su Milano, dedicata dal Verri all'Arciduca Ferdinando d'Austria, Governatore della Lombardia. In realtà il Verri non portò a compimento la sua opera: si interruppe al 1524 e il secondo volume fu curato e completato da Antonio F. Frisi e pubblicato solo nel 1798. Il testo è accompagnato dalla tavola genealogica dei Visconti e sei belle tavole di vedute e costumi, ripiegate f.t., incise in rame dal Cagnoni. Manca purtroppo la pianta topografica della città. In ottavo

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        Gattungen und Arten der Schwämme.

      Halle, J.J. Gebauer, 1783. 4to (236 x 200mm). pp. (10), 184, with 12 handcoloured engraved plates. Recent marbled boards. The text was printed in double columns in German and Latin. Probably the Latin title 'Elenchus fungorum' has been discarded. The plates were drawn by Batsch and engraved and coloured by J. St. Capieux. Two continuations of this rare work appeared one in 1786 and the other one in 1789. The title calls for 57 figures but there are 58 numbered figures, many with abc etc numbers. An interesting association copy with the signature of Secretan, famous Swiss mycologist, on free endpaper. With gold ink names added to figures on the plates most probably by Secretan. Old fold strengthened on verso of plates. Schliemann 62; Stafleu & Cowan 345.

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        L'art de verifier les dates des faits historiques, des chartes, des chroniques, et aures anciens monumens, depuis la naissance de Notre Seigneur par le Moyen d'une table chronologique, ou l'on trouve les Olympiades, les annees de J. C., de l'Ere Julienne ou de Jules César, des Eres d'Alexandrie et de Constantinople, de l'Ere des Seleucides, de l'ere Cesareenne d'Antioche, de l'Ere d'Espagne , de l'Ere des Martyrs, de l'Hegire, les Indictions, le Cycle Pascal, les Cycles Solaire et Lunaire, le Terme Pascal, les Paques, le Epactes et la Chronologie des Eclipses, avec Deux Calendriers perpetuels, le Glossaire des Dayes, le Catalogue de Saints, le Calendrier des Juifs, la Chronologie historique du Nouveau Testament, celles des Conciles...

      Chez Jombert 1783-87 Tre parti suddivise in 6 volumi in-folio (cm. 37), pp. (4) xli, 850; (4) 924; (4) iv, 864, xc. Con una grande tavola genealogica ripiegata fuori testo al primo volume e belle testate incise. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Pochi segni d'uso alle cuffie, un timbretto ecclesiastico inglese. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Terza e migliore edizione di questa celebre opera di cronologia storica, sorta di grande calendario universale. Cfr. Brunet (I, 513): "Benne édition de cet ouvrage très-estimé...".

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        Diario di Colorno per l?anno 1783.

      Parma dalla Stamperia Reale, 1783. In 16mo (cm. 14,5); cartone orig. colorato; pp. 528. Brooks, 1396

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        Phytonomatotechnie Universelle, c'est-à-dire, l'art de donner aux plantes des noms tirés de leurs caractères; nouveau systême au moyen duquel on peut de soi-même, sans le secours d'aucun livre, nommer toutes les plantes qui croissent sur la surface de notre globe.

      Paris, chez l'auteur/ Didot le jeune/ Poisson, 1783-1784 (-1786). 3 volumes in 26 (of 27) parts. Folio (420 x 275mm). With 310 (of 320) fine handcoloured engraved plates. Original printed wrappers, the first 10 parts comprising volume one, in a contemporary portfolio. First and only edition of this noted rarity. The prospectus of the work announced 200 copies, of which 100 handcoloured, probably far fewer copies were produced. Our copy does not include fasc. 22. The only complete copy we could trace was the Plesh copy which was sold in 1975. The de Belder copy which was sold at Sotheby's 27 April 1987, lot 21 (mis-catalogued), made Pounds 13,200 and lacked fasc. 26 and 28 and contained 300 plates. It is one of the most bizarre flower books and reflects the intellectual optimism of the Enlightenment and the belief in the possiblity of universal knowledge. Bergeret invented a system of naming plants which would contain all the essential knowledge about their class, family, genus, species as well as descriptive features, contained in a single name. He assigned letters of the alphabet to characters of each plant concerned. This 'simple' mnemonic system, he believed, would establish a universal nomenclature and allow anyone, without recourse to botanical texts, to name any plant in the world. As an example of his nomenclature, Plantago Major, L. becomes GIQGYABIAHUQZEZ etc. "These are formulae and cannot be considered as names under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature" (Stafleu). Fortunately Bergeret illustrated his work, the plates are attractive and several of them involve elementary colour printing, being printed with red, green and brown inks and finished by hand. Bergeret was surgeon to the brother of Louis XVI, who eventually became Louis XVIII. "In all fairness, it must be added that each species treated... was skillfully and fully described, and Bergeret's illustrations were exceptionally good"(Williams. Botanophilia in eighteenth century France p. 112). "C'est à Jean-Pierre Bergeret que l'on doit la fameuse 'Phytonomatotechnie Universelle...' Cet étonnant ouvrage inachevé est unique dans toute l'histoire de la botanique... est aujourd'hui un ouvrage d'une grande valeur' (Dayrat. Les botanistes de la flore de la France p. 160). Stafleu & Cowan 456; Nissen BBI, 145; Great Flower Books p. 50.

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        La Fuorfece ovvero L'ommo pratteco Co li diece quattre de la gallaria d'Apollo

      Giuseppe Maria Porcelli 1783 16mo pp. 262 + 250 ril pergamena coeva, con titolo impresso al dorso (vellum) Molto buono (Very Good)

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        Dissertazioni sopra le antichità italiane già composte e pubblicate in latino e da esso poscia compendiate e trasportate nell'Italiana Favella. Opera postuma, data in luce dal Proposto Gianfrancesco Soli Muratori suo nipote....

      in Napoli, a spese di Antonio Cervone, 1783. 1783 3 voll. in-4° (257x185mm), pp. IV, XX, 388; VIII, 428; (4), VIII, 360; legatura coeva p. pergamena rigida con unghie e titolo calligrafato in antico ai dorsi. Tagli policromi a spruzzo. Sparse fioriture, ma bellissimo esemplare. Seconda edizione napoletana, pubblicata postuma a cura del nipote del Muratori. L'opera contiene 75 dissertazioni, tra cui: Genti barbare che assuggettarono l'Italia; Duchi e principi antichi d'Italia; Antichi marchesi; Conti; Uomini liberi o arimanni; Servi; Arte del tessere e vesti de secoli rozzi; Milizia; Zecca o diritto di batter moneta; Spettacoli e giochi pubblici ne' secoli di mezzo; Mercati e mercatura; Origine della lingua italiana; Origine o etimologia delle voci italiane; Diplomi, carte antiche, o dubbiose o false; Sigilli; Livelli, precarie, decime de' laici ne' secoli di mezzo; Spedali de'pellegrini, fanciulli esposti; Giudizi di Dio o sia sperimenti usati dagli antichi per indagare delitti o innocenza delle persone; Duello; Nomi e soprannomi; Fortuna delle lettere in Italia dopo l'anno MC e erezione delle pubbliche scuole e università; Libertà, esenzioni, privilegj delle città e de' principi ne' vecchi secoli; Istituzione de' cavalieri e insegne che chiamiamo armi; Semi delle superstizioni ne' secoli scuri d'Italia; Quali eresie ne' secoli barbarici abbiano infestata l'Italia; Origine e istituzione de' cardinali e canonici; Maniere colle quali anticamente chiese, canonici, monisteri e altre università religiose acquistarono gran copia di ricchezze; Redenzione de' peccati per cui molti beni colarono ne sacri luoghi e origine delle sacre indulgenze; Censi e rendite spettanti alla S.Chiesa Romana; Immunità, privilegi, aggravi del clero e delle chiese dopo la venuta de' barbari; Potenza de' vescovi, abbati, e altri ecclesiastici e regalie concedute e a tali corpi; Cagioni per le quali ne' vecchi tempi si sminuì la potenza temporale degli ecclesiastici; Pie confraternite de' laici, de' flagellanti e delle s. missioni. Cfr. Gamba, 2361: "Fra le tante opere di questo polistore, quelle da cui potrebbesi trarre maggior profitto per vocaboli d'ottimo conio sono le sue Dissertazioni su le antichità italiana. Biancardi Francese p.322

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        Logarithmische, trigonometrische, und andere zum Gebrauche der Mathematik eingerichtete Tafeln und Formeln. [ édition originale - originalausgabe - first ed. ]

      Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattnern 1783 Herausgeben von Georg Vega, Unterlieutenant und Lehrer der Mathematik bey dem K. K. zweyten Feld-Artillerie-Regiment, 1 vol. in-8 reliure d'époque pleine basane mouchetée, dos lisse ornée en long, Gedruck bey Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattnern, Wien, 1783, LXVIII-420 pp. Edition originale. Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale de la première table de logarithmes publiée par Georg Verlag, bien complet du feuillet d'addendum, paginé 419-420, qui manque souvent (reliure frottée avec mq. en coiffes, fentes en mors, coins frottés, parfait état intérieur). First edition. Rare copy, complete with the rare last leaf, the addendum, paginated 419-420, integrating Sherwin's last work ("Nachdem die Herausgabe von gegenwärtigen Tafeln schon bereits die Presse verliefs, erhielt ich endlich Sherwin's Mathemetical Tables contriv'd after a most comprehensive Method... Gardiner, 1761 ... "). Poggendorff, II, 1190 ; Cantor, ADB, 39, pp. 523-525 Allemand

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