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        Prolegomena zu einer jeden künftigen Metaphysik,

      Riga: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch,, 1783. die als Wissenschaft wird austretet können. Octavo (202 × 114 mm). Contemporary half roan, paper sides with simulated tree calf pattern, raised bands to spine forming compartments, tan morocco letterpiece to second, remaining compartments with fleurons enclosed by stylised rules gilt, all edges red, pastedowns decoratively hand-printed with floral pattern in red and green. Woodcut vignette title-page, headpiece and tailpiece, floral running-heads. From the library of the Piarist gymnasium in Vac, Hungary, with "Bibliothecae Vaciensis Sch. Piarum 1804" inked to title-page, discreet ink-stamp to verso, printed library label in Hungarian to front pastedown above recent monogram bookplate, pencilled manuscript shelfmark corrected in ink to front free endpaper with contemporary inked ownership inscription of one P. Alexü Szenczy to verso. Short (25 mm) crack to head of front joint, small hole to head of rear, tips bumped and worn, sides a little rubbed with a few small marks, contents toned as usual. A very good copy. First edition, second issue, the same year as the first, with the angel vignette headpiece on p. 3, and the staff-and-vine tailpiece on p. 222. Kant wrote his Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics as a clarification of the Critique of Pure Reason, which he believed to had been widely misunderstood on publication two years previously. It became one of Kant's most influential works and he incorporated much of it into the second edition of the Critique, itself now accepted as "Kant's great achievement [which] concluded finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century" (PMM 226). An attractively bound copy of this highly important work, with an interesting Hungarian provenance.

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        [LETTER, SIGNED, FROM GENERAL GUY CARLETON TO GENERAL CLARKE, REGARDING DESERTERS AT THE CLOSE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR; TOGETHER WITH A DOCUMENT SIGNED BY GENERAL FREDERICK MACKENZIE ON THE SAME SUBJECT]

      New York, 1783. Folio. Old fold lines. Minor soiling and wear. Very good. In a half morocco and cloth clamshell box, spine gilt. Letter, signed by Brigadier General Guy Carleton, written to Brigadier General Alured Clarke regarding clemency for deserters from the British Army at the end of the American Revolution; together with orders for General Clarke from Deputy Adjutant General Frederick Mackenzie, dated May 14th, to deny any deserters wishing to return to the ranks. At the time, Carleton, who was Commander in Chief of all British forces in North America, was overseeing the evacuation of the British forces and Loyalists from New York, a process that would last until November. He writes: "I enclose a copy of an order [not present] I have given here relative to deserters: Such as come in and surrender themselves to the officer commanding at any of our posts, shall be pardoned in like manner. You will take such measures for the transportation of the sick from Philadelphia to this place, as, from their numbers and other circumstances, you shall judge most convenient and adviseable, paying some attention to their own wishes." The order from General Mackenzie, however, is far less forgiving and countermands Carleton's order: "The Commander in Chief has so far pardoned several English deserters, as to allow them to return within the lines, and to send them home; but their dishonor is not done away. No regiment here shall receive them, nor shall they again serve in this army. 'Tis recommended to the soldiers of every British, and to the soldiers of every British American Corps, to kick all such rascals out of their quarters, should they have the impudence to come in among them."

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        Elementos de Matemática. Tomo IX. Parte I: que trata de la Arquitectura Civil.

      Madrid, por Don Joachin Ibarra, 1783. 4to. mayor; 2 hs., XV pp., 888 pp. y 63 láminas plegadas, grabadas por Nemesio López Saavedra, José Muntaner, Rodríguez y J.F. Giraldo. El ejemplar presenta rastros de polilla en el márgen inferior y exterior blanco de unas cincuenta páginas, afectando ocasionalmente alguna letra. Tambien aparece un rastro de polilla en la esquina blanca superior interna de todo el ejemplar. Encuadernación de la época en piel.

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        Reflexiones imparciales sobre la humanidad de los españoles en las Indias

      Imprenta de la Pontificia y Real Universidad, Cervera, España 1783 - Autor: (España, 1740-1783) XXII + 523 + sumario 19.5 x 13.5 cm. Castellano (Traducción del italiano por Josef de Nuix y de Perpiña, hermano del autor) Nota del traductor. Título completo: Reflexiones imparciales sobre la humanidad de los españoles en las Indias, contra los pretendidos filósofos y políticos. Para ilustrar las historias de MM. Raynal y Robertson. Pergamino de la época. España - Italia - América - Conquista - Siglo XVII - Muy rara 496 gramos

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        ALOCUCION QUE END EL DIA VEINTE DE ENERO DEL AÑO MIL SETECIENTOS OCHENTA Y TRES, CUMPLEAÑOS DEL REY NUESTRO SEÑOR D. CAROLS III.

      Manila: En la Imprenta del Seminario Eclesiastico, por Ignacio Ad-Vincula, 1783. - [2],23,[1]pp. Folio. Remnants of old plain, rice paper wrappers. Clearly was folded horizontally one time in the past. Two worm holes: one in lower margins, other in upper. Waterstain in lower margins; some other discoloration to pp. 19/20. Upper and lower outer corners rodent gnawed with small loss of paper. Because of brittle nature of paper, there are the expected short tear in some margins, including the inner one. After consecration and service in Spain, Sancho de Santa Justa arrived in Manila in 1767 to take up his duties as archbishop, which included overseeing the expulsion of the Jesuits. He was a native of Aragon and a member of the Society of Scholarum Piarum. In this address on the occasion of Charles III's 67th birthday, he expresses himself no friend of many of the Enlightenment's ideas but a staunch supporter of the King, his economic policies, and especially of the newly instituted practice of free commerce in the Spanish empire. On the other hand, he rails against England, its foreign commercial practices, and its ascension as a maritime powerhouse. As the title states, this was pronounced before "la Real Sociedad Patriotica de Manila." That august body was "congregada por estatuto en el salon del Real Palacio, y presidida de su protector el muy ilustre señor D. Joseph Basco, y Bargas, Balderrama y Rivera cavallero del Orden de Santiago, capitan de navio de la real armada, gobernador, y capitan general de estas Islas Filipinas, y presidente de su real audiencia, y chancilleria, director g[ene]r[a]l de las tropas de S.M. en estos dominios, superintendente general de la Real Hacienda, y Renta de Tabaco, y subdelegado de la de Correos &c. &c." The work is printed on "rice paper" (i.e., Asian paper probably from the mulberry tree) as was common in Manila during the period to ca. 1820. The typography is definitely provincial and plain, using only one decorative woodcut initial and no ornamentation on the title-page. The type is roman in a variety of sizes with a practice of using all capitals for emphasis. The press on which this work was printed had been that of the Jesuits until Archbishop Sancho de Santa Justa carried out the king's order and expelled them; he then appropriated the press for his private use, as here. What had been only the fourth press to operate in the Islands, now with a new name, became the fifth. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate only five copies worldwide (three in the U.S., one in the U.K., one in Spain). . (35354) MEDINA, MANILA 317. RETANA, APARATO BIBLIOGRAFICO 379.

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        Hoek van Holland - De Sallieth naar Backhuysen, 1783.

      Kopergravure vervaardigd in 1783 door Matthias de Sallieth, naar een tekening van Gerrit van der Pals, die op zijn beurt een schilderij van Ludolf Backhuysen kopieerde. Afm. 28 x 36,2 cm.We zien Hoek van Holland in 1684. Op de oever drie mannen en een vrouw die een hondje aait. Op de voorgrond in het water een binnenkomende snik met spriettuig, zijn zeilen innemende. Het schip draagt een witte vlag in top, met daarin het jaartal 1684.Erachter twee grote schepen onder zeil. Het achterste vaartuig draagt in zijn spiegelversiering het wapen van Amsterdam. Aan de horizon zijn nog enkele andere vaartuigen zichtbaar alsmede de oever aan de overkant van het water.Werk van Ludolf Backhuysen (1631-1708) vertoont sterke invloed van Willem van de Velde de Jonge. Backhuysen schilderde havengezichten en scheepsportretten, maar bekend werd hij vooral door zijn stormachtige zeeën en schipbreuken. Hij verbeeldde talrijke voorvallen uit de Hollandse maritieme geschiedenis.Prijs: € 975,- (incl. lijst).

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        Mémoires sur la Bastille

      Londres : De l'imp. de Thomas Spilsbury, & se trouve à Bruxelles chez B. Le Franq, imprimeur libraire 1783 - Fort in-8° relié demi-veau de l'époque, pièce de titre, dos très strié sinon bel exemplaire, 172 pages. Simon-Nicolas Linguet (1736-1794), célèbre littérateur et avocat rayé du tableau en raison des inimitiés qu'il suscita. Journaliste, il fut contraint à l'exil en Angleterre. Retourné en France pour régler quelques affaires, il fut incarcéré à la Bastille le 27 septembre 1780 pour n'en ressortir que deux années plus tard, le 5 décembre 1782. L'exil qu'on lui imposa l'obligea, une fois encore, à gagner l'Angleterre, où il rédigea ces mémoires. Il décrit la Bastille sous un jour particulièrement noir. Son projet est simple, après avoir démontré qu'il n'est pas simplement animé de rancune, il faut démontrer que la Bastille est un enfer. Aussi, la vie à la Bastille est décrite minutieusement, ce afin que le lecteur puisse réellement saisir l'ampleur de l'horreur affectant les conditions de détention : de l'arrivée du futur détenu, sans autre forme de procès qu'une lettre de cachet, à la fouille et à l'incarcération et le mobilier si sommaire des cellules. - - - relié avec BOUND WITH : RIOUFFE Honoré : Mémoires d'un détenu pour servir à l'histoire de la tyrannie de Robespierre (Périgueux, Imprimerie Dupont, an III), XVIII-140 pages. - - - relié avec BOUND WITH : Factum / Général Jean-Victor-Marie MOREAU (1763-1813), Pichegru, Rolland, Fresnières, Couchery, Lajolais, Bouvet-de-Lozier, David, Georges, Joyau : RECUEIL DES INTERROGATOIRES SUBIS PAR LE GÉNÉRAL MOREAU, Des interrogatoires de quelques-uns de ses co-accusés, des procès-verbaux de confrontation, et autres pièces produites au soutien de l'accusation dirigée contre ce général. (A PARIS, de l'Imprimerie Impériale - Prairial an XII (Mai 1804), (2), VI, 181 et (4) pages. - - - relié avec BOUND WITH : Contre-Révolution) [MONTGAILLARD (J.-G.-M. Rocques, Comte de)] : Notice abrégée sur la vie, le caractère et les crimes des principaux assassins aux gages de l'Angleterre, qui sont aujourd'hui traduits devant le Tribunal de la Seine. (Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, an XII-1804), (2)-72 pp. Les "assassins aux gages de l'Angleterre" sont pour la plupart des Bretons (Cadoudal, Rubin-La Grimaudière, etc.). - - - relié avec BOUND WITH : [REGNIER (Claude-Ambroise)] : Rapport du Grand-juge au premier consul (Paris, Imprimerie de la République, germinal an XII, 1804), XII-52 pp. - - - relié avec BOUND WITH : [ANTRAIGUES (E.-L.-H. de Launay, Comte d')] : Pièce trouvée à Venise dans le porte-feuille de D'Antraigues, et écrite entièrement de sa main. (Périgueux, Imprimerie Dubreuilh, an V), 18 pages. Signé Berthier. - - - TALLEYRAND Prince Ch.-M. de : Eclaircissemens donnés par le Citoyen Talleyrand à ses concitoyens. (A Paris, chez Laran, an VII, (1799), 1799, 35 pp. .Edition originale de cette justification, datée du 25 messidor an VII [13 juillet 1799], qui sera réimprimée partiellement en 1814 : l'ancien évêque d'Autun tente de répondre aux critiques et dénigrements qui se multipliaient alors contre la politique menée au Département des Affaires étrangères, ainsi qu'aux attaques personnelles, dont le ministre n'avait jamais cessé d'être l'objet. Martin et Walter, 32068. La page 33-34 a été intervertie par le relieur et placée par erreur après la page de titre. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PETIT ATLAS MODERNE ou collection de cartes élémentaires dédié à la jeunesse.

      Chez Lattré, Paris 1783 - in-8 (17,5 X 23,5 cm) basane havane racinée, triple filet or autour des plats, dos à nerfs, fers dorés, tranches marbrées. (Reliure de l'époque). Page de titre illustrée en couleurs et 27 cartes en couleurs sur double page montées sur onglets suivi par 20 pages de texte + 2 pages de table et 2 pages du catalogue de l'éditeur. Bel atlas contenant les planches suivantes : frontispice, position de la sphère, système, mappemonde, Europe, France, Pays-Bas septentrionaux & méridionaux, Espagne, Italie, Allemagne, Hiongrie, Pologne & Prusse, Angleterre, Ecosse & Irlande, Danemark, Suède & Norvège, Russie d'Europe, Turquie d'Europe, Asie, Indes, Chine, Afrique, Egypte, Barbarie, Amérique septentrionale, Etats-Unis d'Amérique, golfe du Mexique, Amérique méridionale, Terre sainte ou les douze tribus d'Israël, Voyages des apôtres. (Mouillure affectant la marge supérieure de la dernière page de garde et des cinq derniers feuillets, quelques petites rousseurs éparses, reliure un peu dégauchie).

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        Tratado Sobre a Origem, Enatureza do Testamentos...D. João de Bragança

      Lisbon: Simão Thaddeo Ferreira, 1783. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary elaborately gilt red morocco, densely tooled with an array of fleur de lis and other fleurons. Light wear and rubbing, mostly at the corners. Minor worming to endpaper, minor stains to title and a few other spots. Lacking one signature, pages 177-192, otherwise very good internally; sold as a fine binding example. A fine example of 18th century Portuguese bookbinding - more similar to fine 17th century French bindings. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: History; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 045309.

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        Versuch einer vollständigen Geschichte vorzüglicher Holzarten in systematischen Abhandlungen zur Erweiterung der Naturkunde und Forsthaushaltungswissenschaft. Mit e. Vorrede von D. Johann Gottlieb Gleditsch. Erster und einleitender Theil: Die Büche [Buche]. Mit 27 Kupfern.

      Berlin: Joachim Paul . 1783 - Gest. Frontisp. (Henne) / T. m. gest. (szenischer) Vign. (Henne) / XXII S. m. ganzseitiger gest. Widmung an v. Schulenburg (Krüger nach Burgsdorf/Schmidt) / 492 S,/ 24 meist kolorierte (tls. mehrfach) gefaltete Kupfertafeln (so wohl vollständig; 1 kl. Einriß an Faltstelle; 1 Kupfer randknittrig). 4°. Dekorativer hellbrauner Halblederband d. Zt. m. Rcknschild u. reicher Rückenvergoldung; marmorierte Buntpapiervorsätze; ob. Kap. etw. abgegriffen; Gel. u. Kanten wenig beschabt; St. a. T. (m. kl. Abriebs-Löchlein) - insgesamt gutes und dekoratives Exemplar. In sich abgeschlossener allgemeiner Teil. Als Faksimile-Druck lieferbar: Zweyter Theil: Die einheimischen und fremden Eichenarten. ca. 600 S., neuwertige Broschur (Euro 50,-)

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        ALOCUCION QUE END EL DIA VEINTE DE ENERO DEL AÑO MIL SETECIENTOS OCHENTA Y TRES, CUMPLEAÑOS DEL REY NUESTRO SEÑOR D. CAROLS III...

      Manila: En la Imprenta del Seminario Eclesiastico, por Ignacio Ad-Vincula, 1783. Folio. Remnants of old plain, rice paper wrappers. Clearly was folded horizontally one time in the past. Two worm holes: one in lower margins, other in upper. Waterstain in lower margins; some other discoloration to pp. 19/20. Upper and lower outer corners rodent gnawed with small loss of paper. Because of brittle nature of paper, there are the expected short tear in some margins, including the inner one. After consecration and service in Spain, Sancho de Santa Justa arrived in Manila in 1767 to take up his duties as archbishop, which included overseeing the expulsion of the Jesuits. He was a native of Aragon and a member of the Society of Scholarum Piarum. In this address on the occasion of Charles III's 67th birthday, he expresses himself no friend of many of the Enlightenment's ideas but a staunch supporter of the King, his economic policies, and especially of the newly instituted practice of free commerce in the Spanish empire. On the other hand, he rails against England, its foreign commercial practices, and its ascension as a maritime powerhouse. As the title states, this was pronounced before "la Real Sociedad Patriotica de Manila." That august body was "congregada por estatuto en el salon del Real Palacio, y presidida de su protector el muy ilustre señor D. Joseph Basco, y Bargas, Balderrama y Rivera cavallero del Orden de Santiago, capitan de navio de la real armada, gobernador, y capitan general de estas Islas Filipinas, y presidente de su real audiencia, y chancilleria, director g[ene]r[a]l de las tropas de S.M. en estos dominios, superintendente general de la Real Hacienda, y Renta de Tabaco, y subdelegado de la de Correos &c. &c." The work is printed on "rice paper" (i.e., Asian paper probably from the mulberry tree) as was common in Manila during the period to ca. 1820. The typography is definitely provincial and plain, using only one decorative woodcut initial and no ornamentation on the title-page. The type is roman in a variety of sizes with a practice of using all capitals for emphasis. The press on which this work was printed had been that of the Jesuits until Archbishop Sancho de Santa Justa carried out the king's order and expelled them; he then appropriated the press for his private use, as here. What had been only the fourth press to operate in the Islands, now with a new name, became the fifth. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate only five copies worldwide (three in the U.S., one in the U.K., one in Spain). . (35354). MEDINA, MANILA 317. RETANA, APARATO BIBLIOGRAFICO 379.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        TA., Innenstadtansicht nach dem Erdbeben 1783, "Das erschröckliche Erdbeben in Messina, welches 1783 den 5. Hornung nach 12. Uhr Nachmittags angefangen .".

      - Kupferstich ( Guckkasten ) b. Acad. Imp. in Augsburg, dat. 1783, 25,2 x 38,5 Collection des Prospects. - Zeigt die zerstörte Innenstadt von Messina.

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        Sechs Predigten gegen Despotismus, Dumheit, Aberglauben, Ungerechtigkeit, Untreue und Müssiggang. 195 S. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette. Pappbd d. Z. (fleckig, Kanten beschabt) mit Rückenschild.

      Frankfurt/M., Andreä, 1783. - Erste, sehr seltene Ausgabe der programmatischen Schrift, in der Knigge die Normen der feudalen Gesellschaft auf den Kopf stellt. "Jeder hat eine Bestimmung, und wenn er diese erfüllt, so ist er in dem Stande ein verehrungswürdiger Mann. Der redliche fleissige Handwerker ist viel vornehmer, sehr viel mehr werth, als der faule schlechte Minister, und nur das Verderbniß der menschlichen Einrichtungen hat einen so lächerlichen Vorzug eines Standes vor dem Anderen eingeführt. Laßt Euch das sagen, Ihr die Ihr mit erkauften Titeln, mit ererbten Vorzügen, mit fremden Verdiensten pralt! Laßt es Euch sagen: Der nützliche Mann ist der beste, der vornehmste Mann, und je mehr Einer zum allgemeinen Besten beyträgt, um desto höher steht er in den Augen des Weisen" (S. 180). – Titel mit gelöschtem Stempel und schmalem Wasserrand, sonst gutes Exemplar. – Knigge 11.01. Knigge-Kat. Wolfenbüttel 126. Goed. IV 1, 615, 5.

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        Almanach royal, année M. DCC. LXXXIII. Présenté a sa Majestè pour la premiere fois en 1699, par Laurent d`Houry, ayeul de l?editeur. Mis en ordre, publié et imprimé par d?Houry.

      (Paris), d`Houry 1783. 8°. 683(1) S. Mit 1 Titelvign sowie im Text m. einigem wenigen Zierrat in Holzschnitt. Prachtvoller Ldr.einbd. d. Zt. auf 5 Bünden mit Rü.tit., überaus reichen Verzierungen auf beiden Buchdeckeln u. Rü. sowie Stehkantenverz. in Goldpräg.; umseit. Goldschnitt u. farb. Vorsatzpapieren. Einbd. leicht abgerieben sowie an den Rü.kanten u. Kapitalen etw. abgewetzt; Ecken bestoßen; Vorsätze fleckig; Tl. des Buchblockes am unt. Seitenrd. wasserrandig; im Text durchgeh. leicht gebräunt sowie vereinzelt tintenfl. u. m. Bleistift-Anstreich. Im 17. Jahrhdt. fing man an, den gewöhnlichen Kalendernotizen, astrologischen Beigaben und Prophezeiungen auch anderweitige Nachrichten hinzuzufügen. So gab der `Almanach royal`, welcher von 1679 an in Paris erschien, Informationen über den Postenlauf, die Hoffeste, Messen, Märkte, Münzplätze etc., denen seit 1699 außerdem noch die Genealogie des königlichen Hauses, ein Verzeichnis von Mitgliedern des Adels sowie der höhern Geistlichkeit u. dgl. hinzugefügt wurden. Der französische königliche Almanach wurde 1679 durch den Pariser Buchhändler Laurent d`Houry begründet und erschien seit 1699 unter dem Titel `Almanach royal` und wurde später als `Almanach imperial` fortgesetzt. Von Frankreich aus verbreitete sich diese Art von Druckerzeugnissen und fand in anderen europäischen Ländern bald Nachahmung (vgl. dazu Meyers Konv.-Lexikon, 4. Aufl., I, 387). Versand D: 15,00 EUR Geschichte, Kalender, Almanache

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        [The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Church of England; together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches].

      [Oxford: W. Jackson & A. Hamilton 4to (28 cm, 11"). [52] ff. (lacking ff. [1]–[3]).. 1783?] [bound with] Bible. English. 1783. Authorized (i.e., King James Version). The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the original tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.... Oxford: W. Jackson & A. Hamilton, 1783. 4to (28 cm, 11"). [144] ff. (lacking final blank?). [bound with] Bible. O.T. Psalms. English.Paraphrases. 1770. Sternhold and Hopkins. The whole book of psalms, collected into English metre.... Oxford: Pr. by T. Wright & W. Gill, 1770. 4to (28 cm, 11"). [28] ff. Large, heavy, quarto family bible — smaller and more manageable and less expensive than the large folios intended to be used at the lectern in church, but still quite substantial. These family Bibles also could contain, as in this case, the Book of Common Prayer and the "old" version metrical psalter — with the expectation that they would serve the master of the house in leading family worship. Provenance: "William Tillsons Bible" in manuscript above manuscript family records on the recto of the first blank; other family notes are recorded on its back and on the verso of the front free endpaper. Someone has taken the trouble to paste a large slip of paper onto the recto of the front free endpaper over a large ownership note that may read, "Thomas Tilison His Bible Septr 4th 1784. Contemporary calf, covers panelled in blind with remnants of clasps. Front joint open with cords strongly holding; covers abraded with incisions and leather loss to edges; spine leather dry and cracking; front fly-leaf and next blank detached. Prayer Book (only) lacking title-page and two preliminary leaves; another early leaf detached with a closed tear across, no loss of text. Bible: Foxing and brown spotting, with a few closed tears and occasional chipping in the margins, the last resulting in loss of words from a few shouldernotes. The copy described by Herbert had engravings and maps not present here; this copy is complete textually.

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        PRELIMINARY ARTICLES OF PEACE, BETWEEN HIS BRITANNICK MAJESTY, AND THE KING OF SPAIN SIGNED AT VERSAILLES, THE 20TH OF JANUARY, 1783

      London, 1783. Small quarto. Dbd. Some old minor ink underscoring. Else a very good copy, untrimmed. The official English publication of the preliminary articles of peace between Spain and England. By this treaty an armistice was concluded, Britain gave back the Floridas to Spain, and Spain restored the Bahamas to England. AMERICAN CONTROVERSY 83-44. DAVENPORT 170.

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        Mineralogie der Vulkane, oder Beschreibung aller durch die unterirdischen Feuerausbrüche hervorgebrachter oder ausgeworfener Substanzen. Aus dem Französischen über setzt. Mit (zwei von) drei Kupfertafeln.

      Leipzig, Schwickert, 1783. X, 342 S. mit 2 von 3 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln ( es fehtl Tafel 3 \" Seitengestalten des (...) Lavahaufens) 8°. Neue gebundener Pappband mit Buntpapierbezug und goldgeprägtem weinroten Lederrückenschild im Stil der Zeit. Erste deutsche Ausgabe ( EA Grenoble 1778),- Ebert I, 7369; Fromm III, 8821. Titelblatt hinterlegt, gestempelt und mit ExLibirs. Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt. Sehr selten. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Commentaries on the Laws of England in Four Books

      London: W Strahan , T. Cadell and D.Prince, 1783 The spines have been renewed retaining the original endpapers and boards, which look to be contemporary. All four volumes in very good condition.. Ninth Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Two pay lists of the the officers belonging to the Garrison of Fort St Phillips, who are to receive

      Minorca 1783 - Two single sheets. Folio. Signed in full by every officer. The first is titled: "No. 26 Pay List for additional Subsistence etc to the officers in st. Philips Castle, from 25 Dec. 1781 to 23 Feb. 1782." The second has written on the verso: " No. 136 Pay List to make up Subs. to Brevet Officer etc equal to the Rank where in they respectively serve in The Garrison of Fort St. Philips during the Siege, Decemb. 24 1781 - Dollars 4350-50." These two officer pay lists are signed by each of the 36 and 44 listed officers. They're a wonderful souvenir of the siege and, with a sample of every officer's signature, a valuable source for further research. The five month Siege of Minorca (August 19, 1781 - February 5, 1782) was a vital victory over England in the European theatre of the Revolutionary War. Throughout most of the eighteenth century English possession of the island was of real strategic importance, from its deep-water harbor, the Royal Navy could launch attacks against the Mediterranean fleets of Spain, France and Italy. Very good copies, a little toned, old folds [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Reisen eines Deutschen in England im Jahr 1782. In Briefen an Direktor Gedike.

      Berlin, Maurer 1783. - 8°, 2 Bl., 272 S., gest. Titelvignette, Marmor. Pappbd. der zeit mit vergold. Rückentitel, Rückenvergoldung, Einband etwas berieben, kleiner Defekt am oberen Kapital, innen sauber und gut erhalten, Erste Ausgabe. - Goed. V, 490, 5; Wilpert/G. 21, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia de la conquista de México, población y progresos de la América Septentrional, conocida por el nombre de Nueva España.

      Sancha 1783-1784, Madrid - 24 grabados calcográficos, 2 retratos, uno del descubridor y otro del autor, 2 mapas plegados y 9viñetas. Es la más bella impresión de este célebre libro, tanto por la nitidez de los tipos empleados y por su papel de hilo excelente, como por los graba-dos, viñetas y letras capitulares que lo adornan,todos muy bien dibujados por Vergaz y Ximeno y grabados al cobre por Moreno Tejada y SelmaEjemplar con alguna mancha de humedad sin importancia. Piel de la época, lomera con adornos dorados. Ambas tapas con greca dorada. (algo rozada por las lomeras).

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        Amsterdam, Haarlemmer poort, winter scene - Fouquet, Schouten, 1783.

      "GEZICHT VAN DE HAARLEMMER-POORT, OP DE BUITEN-SINGEL TE ZIEN, TE AMSTERDAM"'Ets met gravure, gemaakt naar een tekening van Herman Schouten. Afm (prent) ca. 27 x 35 cm. De prent komt uit de Atlas van Pierre Fouquet jr uitgegeven ca. 1783. Met daarin ruim 100 afbeeldingen van de "wyd-vermaarde koopstad Amsterdam. Alle naar het leeven Getekend."'Kunstverkoper Pierre Fouquet liet van 1760 tot 1783 door bekende Amsterdamse tekenaars de stad in beeld brengen. De prenten kregen een opschrift in het Nederlands en het Frans en werden los of in series verkocht.De Haarlemmerpoort (ontworpen door Hendrick de Keyser, gesloopt en vervangen door de huidige poort in 1837) was in de 17e eeuw het westelijk uitvalpunt van Amsterdam. Bij de poort was een gebied helemaal ingericht voor handel en transport en allerlei bedrijvigheid die daarmee samenhangt, zoals een wagenplein en hoefsmederijen. Je kon er ook met de comfortabele trekschuit over de Haarlemmertrekvaart. Maar "s winters niet. Op het ijs is het een drukte van belang. Er wordt naar hartelust geschaatst, arresledes, duwsledes, priksledes, kinderen, paartjes, koek-en-zopie, al het mooie van de Kleine IJstijd.Prijs: € 850,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        L'Umbria ed i territorj di Perugia e di Orvieto.

      Venezia, 1783 - Incisione in rame di mm 310x405, colorata d'epoca ai confini. In alto a destra bel cartiglio figurato e dipinto. Antonio Zatta (1775-1797) è stato uno dei più importanti editori di carte geografiche del trardo XVIII secolo italiano. La sua opera costituisce un importante punto di passaggio tra la cartografia antica e moderna, più attenta all'accuratezza dei dettagli geografici che all'abbellimento estetico ricco di motivi mitologici o d'invenzione, come era quello dell'epoca precedente. La sua opera più importante è Atlante novissimo pubblicato tra il 1775 e il 1789. Buon eseplare.

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        Adams Lonicers ... Vollständiges Kräuter-Buch, oder, Das Buch über alle drey Reiche der Natur erstens die Destillirkunst, sodann von Bäumen, Stauden ... zweytens von allen Gattungen der Thiere Erde, Vögeln ... Alles in deutlichen Abbildungen mit Beschreibung ihrer Eigenschaften, Wirkungen, und nützlichen Gebrauch, zum Besten der Aerzte, Wundärzte, Apotheker, Landwirthe, Gärtner, und jedes Hausvaters in Städten und auf dem Lande.

      Augsburg: Im Verlag der Joseph-Wolffischen Buchhandlung Folio (34.3 cm; 13.5"). [8], 750, [24], [8], 136 pp.; illus.. 1783 In addition to the usual herbal content given in abundant detail abundantly illustrated, Lonicer provides sections on distilling and pickling, whaling and beekeeping, gardening (including transplanting and grafting trees), animals and birds (some mythical), fish, precious metals or stones, and rubber and ink. => Ehrhart's appendix expands Lonicer's work with updated information. First published in 1557, this, the last edition of Lonicer's work, contains => over a thousand distinct and engaging woodcuts of plants, animals, fish, insects, birds, people, and more. Notable illustrations on the unexpectable side include distillation stills, a unicorn, dragons, a griffin, a phoenix, and a basilisk. In the medical section is information on mummification. Among the Americana content is information on medicinal and edible plants from Florida, the Appalachian Mountains, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, and Paraguay, including yerba mate, cacao, and tobacco, to name just three. This smorgasbord of information about the known universe comes from a long line of compilers, as many herbals do. While Ehrhart (1700–56) has expanded and edited this version, Lonicer (1528–86), a German mathematician and doctor who also happened to be the first publisher's son-in-law, relied heavily on earlier works by Dorsten and Rösslin. => This 16th-century bestseller was reprinted for over 100 years by Frankfurt presses, yet there was still enough demand for this one. Half calf and paper covered–boards in an imitation of tree calf, some time ago rebacked with gilt decorative ruling and black leather label; the whole well-rubbed and the paper with abrasions. Very occasional foxing and spotting, with only a handful of corners bent; moderate pencilling on endpapers only, otherwise clean. => A joy and a wonder.

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        SUPPLEMENT A LA GAZETTE DU VENDREDI 5 SEPTEMBRE 1783

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1783. Bound into later marbled boards, leather label. Very good. A supplement to the ROYAL GAZETTE, announcing that the peace treaties had been signed between France, Spain, England, and the United States. No copies listed on OCLC. Rare.

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        A Monsiuer de Faujarc de St. Fond, de Plusieurs Accadémies.'.

      - altkolorierter Kupferstich b. Le Noir i Paris, dat. 1783, 23,5 x 29,5 Zeigt den Versuch der Ballonfahrt der Brüder Montgolfier am 19. September 1783. - Unter dem Blatt Erklärungen. (hochauflösende Bilder auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - high resolution pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Description des expériences de la machine aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier, et de celles auxquelles cette découverte a donné lieu. Tome 1 (de 2).

      Paris, Cuchet 1783. In-8° XL, 299, (1) S., 3 Bll. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz u. 8 Kupfertafeln. Leder der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, floraler Rückenvergoldung u. Stehkantenvergoldung. Erster Band des zweibändigen Werkes in der ersten Ausgabe. - Der französische Naturwissenschaftler Faujas de Saint-Fond war Förderer, Geldgeber und Chronist der Brüder Montgolfier. Im Jahre 1783 ließen diese vom Chateau de la Muette im Bois de Boulogne einen Ballon aufsteigen, der ein Schaf, einen Hahn und eine Ente mit sich führte. Hier \"der erste Bericht über diesen Flug ... Er ist die erste ernsthafte Abhandlung über die Ballonschiffahrt als praktisch durchführbare Möglichkeit (Carter/Muir 229). - Vorderes Außengelenk etwa 1,5 cm eingerissen, Besitzvermerk auf der Rückseite des Frontispiz, gering stockfleckig. Schönes Exemplar. Versand D: 4,50 EUR Luftschiffe; Naturwissenschaft/Technik

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        AHIMAN REZON ABRIDGED & DIGESTED: AS A HELP TO ALL THAT ARE, OR WOULD BE FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS. To Which is Added, a Sermon Preached in Christ Church, Philadelphia.....

      Philadelphia: Hall and Sellers. Very Good. 1783. First Edition. Hardcover. Title Continued: "At a General Communication, Celebrated, Agreeable to the Constitution on Monday, December 28, 1778, as the Anniversary of St. John the Evangelist". The first book of Masonic law published by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania. It was prepared by the Grand Secretary, the Rev. Brother William Smith, D. D. , Provost of the University of Pennsylvania, it was approved by the Grand Lodge November 22, 1781, published in 1783, and dedicated to Brother George Washington Full leather with raised bands on spine. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Pages are slightly age toned. (xvi) ,166pp. Pictorial frontispiece. Prior owners inscription on front endpaper. Rear endpapers contains hand written notes by Mason, S. Mayhew, dated 1871. Preserved in a custom made book box covered in blue cloth with gilt title on spine. Religion, Americana; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 166 pages .

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        Storia delle Arti del Disegno Presso gli Antichi, Tradotta dal Tedesco (Vol. I-III)

      Pagliarini 1783-84, Roma - Contemporary half marbled calf and matching paper over boards, lettering stamped in gilt direct on spine and in black leather label; 3 volumes, 4to; with half-titles, engraved titles, 63 plates (see pagination, below), numerous illustrations in text, lacking frontispieces; pp. [4], xcvi, 451, [1], plus 20 plates; 427, [1], 16 plates (2 folding); xii, 604, 40 (Fea's essay "Sulle Rovine di Roma"), 28 plates. Spines scuffed, a little wormed, torn at tip of Vol. I; text block nice and bright, with a little contemporary marginalia, and just some light foxing on prelims and terminals. Brunet V, 1463; Schlosser-Magnino 676-7; Cicognara 59; Olschki, Choix 13020; Millard, Italian and Spanish Books 165; Ruppert, Winckelmann-Bibliographie (1942), 15; PMM 210; A. Schnapp, The Discovery of the Past, pp. 258-266. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Curiosi problemi filosofici scelti da quelli che Aristotele intitolo' delle cose naturali e risoluti colle osservazioni e scopertedella meccanica e fisiologia moderna per uni scientifico intertenimento con un discorso preliminare sopra l'uso antico e moderno de' grifi ossia problemi ec.

      Nella stamperia Pagliarini, Roma 1783 - In 8, pp. XL + 126. Stampato su carta forte. Bella legatura coeva ai piccoli ferri Âcon decorazione 'a ventaglio' e stemma vescovile con 6 nappe che si dipartono dal cappello ecclesiastico. Spelature al margine interno del piatto anteriore e alcuni piccoli danni agli angoli. Dorso decorato ai piccoli ferri con nervature (piccole mancanze). Mancanza alla della parte superiore del dorso mascherato da etichetta applicata. Rara edizione che apre con una prolusione sull'uso della figura del grifo ( o grifone) nell'emblematica. L'opera raccoglie 40 problemi riguardanti curiosita' scientifiche riguardanti in particolare caratteristiche umane e animali. Ad esempio: Per qual ragione veggonsi nel genere degli animali altri che vanno soggetti al fenomeno della tosse ed altri no; Donde procede che l'uomo solo fra gli altri animali sen vada alla vitiligine.; Vedere il come debba stare che dalle capre e dalle pecore tanto piu' di latte si ritragga e tanto meno dalle femmine umane e bovine.; Come vada che i maschi. riescano sempre di una mole maggiore in paragon delle femmine; Come sia che alcuni degli animali partoriscono piu' feti in una volta siccole il majale, il cane il lepre ed altri no, siccome l'uomo il leone.; Per qual motivo sia massimamente dell'uomo lo sternutare; Perche' all'uomo specialmente fra tutti gli animali dee toccare il caso di nascere storpio nelle gambe. ITA

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        Der Decameron (mit dem Beinamen Philaletes. Oder Hundert Erzälungen, von zehen tugendhaften Jünglingen in zehen Tagen erzält). Aus dem Italienischen übersetzt (von Friedrich Leopold Brunn). 3 in 1 Bd.

      Wittenberg und Zerbst Samuel Gottfried Zimmermann - 1786 1783 - XVI, 320 S.; XIV (recte VIII), 231, (1) S.; XVI, 318 S., 1 Bl. weiß. Neuerer Halbpergamentband m. goldgeprägtem Rückenschild (1-2: meist etwas, nur stellenweise etwas stärker braunfleckig, einige Ecken mit leichten Knickspuren; 3: durchgehend braunrandig, meist nur die untere Hälfte betreffend, einige Ecken mit leichten Knickspuren). Erste und einzige deutsche Ausgabe des 1751 erschienenen "Decamerone" des Francesco Argelati (1712 - 1754).- Argelati, "Doktor der Rechte und Bürger in Bologna", bewunderte Boccaccio und seine "vortrefliche und reine Schreibart", nicht aber die schlüpfrigen Stellen, in seinen Erzälungen". Diese vermochten auch bei seinen Zeitgenossen um die Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts noch Anstoß zu erregen. Den "Decameron" für seine Zeit wollte Argelati schreiben und so begann er, "gewisse kleine Geschichten zu sammeln, die in den Schriften mehrerer berümter und guter Schriftsteller zerstreut sind (und) unterhaltende Erzälungen daraus zu machen, angenehme Gespräche darein zu weben, und das Ganze auf Boccazische Manier zu bearbeiten". Bei seiner Bearbeitung mußte er einerseits "den Geschmack unsers Jahrhunderts . vor Augen" behalten, andererseits auf die Wahrhaftigkeit und Glaubwürdigkeit der Erzählhandlung achten. Denn "Lügen und erdichtetes Wesen verabscheuet er im höchsten Grade". Entstanden ist so - kein echtes - "Decameron", denn Argelati hat nur 94 "ergötzende Erzälungen" verfaßt bzw. bearbeitet. Wie nun der Italiener seinem Vorbild Boccaccio nachstrebte, so bemühte sich der Verdeutscher des Argelati, Gymnasialprofessor F. L. Brunn (1758 - 1831), die "Vortrefflichkeit" der "neuen Uebersetzung des Decameron des Boccaz" (durch August Gottlieb Meissner, Leipzig 1782 - 1784) auch bei seiner Übersetzung des Argelati zu erreichen. Brunn bekannte, er habe "frei übersetzt, hinzugesetzt und hinweggelassen, ie nachdem es der erzälende Ton erforderte". Zwar habe Argelati in seinen Erzählungen nicht das "Anziehende (des Boccaccio), aber auch nicht das Schlüpfrige und öfters Schmutzige desselben. . (Dafür vermag Argelati) wirklich in verschiedenen Erzählungen Rürung und Mitleiden (zu) erwecken, zum Lachen über Torheiten (zu) reiz(en)". Kurzum: "Den Argelati kann iedes Frauenzimmer ohne Scheu öffentlich auf ihrer Toilette haben".- Hayn/Gotendorf I,114; Holzmann/Bohatta I,2992. 630 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Moyen proposé pour perfectionner promptement dans le Royaume la meunerie et la boulangerie [et] Méthode facile de conserver à peu de frais les grains et les farines

      1783 - 4 ouvrages reliés en un vol. Paris, Barrois ; Londres et Paris, Barrois, 1783-1784, in-12, 4 ouvrages reliés en un vol. de I. 74 pp. et deux pl. dépliantes ; II. 146 pp. ; III. 94 pp. ; IV. 100 pp., plein veau de l'époque, dos lisse entièrement orné, Éditions originales. Les ouvrages de Parmentier sont reliés à la fin du volume. 'Le moyen proposé' examine les différentes sortes de moutures et analyse les divers aspects du commerce des farines, ainsi que son utilité pour le gouvernement. 'La méthode facile' est un ouvrage technique sur les grains et les farines démontrant "par de nouvelles observations & des expériences décisives, la vérité de quelques principes concernant une des branches les plus importantes de l'économie rurale & domestique". Le titre porte cette épigraphe tirée de La Fontaine : "Ni mon grenier, ni mon Armoire / Ne se remplit à babiller". Relié en tête : César Bucquet, 'Traité pratique de la conservation des grains, des farines, et des études domestiques' (in-8, Paris, Onfroy, Belin, 1783), avec deux planches dépliantes. Bucquet, qui publiait ce livre à la fin de sa vie, l'a dédié "Aux hommes" ; dans son 'Avertissement', il examine les quelques points sur lesquels ses opinions diffèrent de celles de Parmentier. On trouve à la suite les 'Observations sur la boulangerie' de Edme Béguillet, qui constituent la seconde partie du 'Traité pratique'. Bucquet s'en explique en tête de l'ouvrage, ajoutant que ces "Observations qu'on va lire sont d'une main & d'un style différent de ce qu'on a lu jusqu'ici." L'approbation royale est au dernier feuillet de ces 'Observations' et porte sur le 'Traité pratique'. Bucquet ajoute qu' "ayant fait tirer un certain nombre d'exemplaires du 'Traité' . pour être vendus séparément & à part des 'Observations', [il n'a pu se] dispenser de toucher dans la première partie certains objets qui auront lieu encore dans la seconde". Ces 'Observations' étaient l'un des derniers ouvrages de Béguillet, ancien meunier de l'Hôpital général de Paris, avocat au Parlement, auteur de l'article 'Agriculture' dans l' 'Encyclopédie' de Diderot et membre de la Société d'agriculture. Intéressant recueil de quatre ouvrages ayant joué un rôle important dans l'économie française et celle de la Révolution ; il a été constitué par Jean Lumelier de Bressey, conseiller au Parlement de Bourgogne, dont les armes sont dorées au bas du dos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Der Hausvater in systematischer Ordnung, vom Verfasser der Hausmutter. 5 Bände.

      Leipzig, Junius 1783 (- 1786) - Holzmann/Boh. II, 8951; Humpert 1963; Horn-A. 260; Georg 214; Walterspiel 207. - Wesentlich erweiterte Ausgabe des erstmals 1778 in nur 2 Bänden erschienenen Kompendiums der Hauswirtschaft. Die ersten 3 Bände stellen ein umfangreiches, detailliertes Kochbuch dar. Weitere ausführliche Abhandlungen über Ackerbau und Düngen, Wetterkunde, Futterkräuter, Küchengarten, Obst- und Weinanbau, Pferdezucht, etc. Komplette Ausgabe in einem barocken, dekorativen Halbleder-Einband mit reicher Goldverzierung. - In bemerkenswert, sauberer, frischer Erhaltung Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung u. goldgeprägt. Rückenschild, marmor. Vorsatz, marmor. Blauschnitt, 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RELATION DÉTAILLÉE DE LA CAMPAGNE DE M. LE COMMANDEUR DE SUFFREN, DANS L'INDE, DU 1er. JUIN 1782. AU 29 SEPTEMBRE SUIVANT

      Port-Louis [Mauritius: Nicholas Lambert or François Nicolas Bolle], 1783. 12mo. Modern morocco, spine gilt, a.e.g. A fine copy. First edition of this very rare and early Mauritius imprint, published fifteen years after the first press was established there in 1768, recording French Admiral André Suffren's actions against Sir Edward Hughes' British Squadron in the East Indies during the American Revolution. These attacks, famed for their ferocity, provided Suffren with a unique standing among French admirals, and placed him in the front rank of sea commanders of the era. This pamphlet, possibly written by Jacques Jerome Antoine Trublet de Villejegu, documents two of Suffren's four engagements with the British Navy in the Bay of Bengal. Although fought on the other side of the globe, these battles may be considered the final formal engagements of the Revolution which influenced Britain's decision to end the war with the colonies. Suffren had previously been attached to the comte D'Estaing's squadron throughout its operations in North America and the West Indies. These New World activities are also briefly mentioned in the text. An extremely rare 18th-century Mauritius imprint. The NUC records one copy at NYPL, while OCLC lists only the 1970 London reprint. TOUSSAINT, BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MAURITIUS 98. TOUSSAINT, EARLY PRINTING IN THE MASCARENE ISLANDS, p.97. NMM 1441. GEPHART 14523 (1970 ed).

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        Memorias historicas de la vida y acciones del Rey.Don Alonso el Noble,octavo del nombre,recogidas por el Marques de Mondexar e ilustradas con notas y apendices por D. Francisco Cerda y Rico Parte I

      Imprenta de Don Antonio Sancha, Madrid 1783 - pasta española bien conservada con hierros, nervios y doble tejuelo en lomera firma y sello anterior propietario, estado plegado, buen papel de hilo con amplios márgenes. . 673 págs.

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        TRAITE DE PAIX ENTRE LE ROI ET LE ROI DE LA GRANDE- BRETAGNE, CONCLU A VERSAILLES LE 3 SEPTEMBER 1783

      Paris: de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1783. Quarto. Later marbled boards, leather label. Very minor marginal dampstain throughout. Near fine, untrimmed. The official French printing of the final treaty of peace between France and England in the American War of Independence, concluded Sept. 3, 1783, the same day as the final peace between the other powers in the conflict. Because of the French naval setbacks in 1782, the treaty resulted in little territorial loss for England, and the powers returned each other's Caribbean possessions. Furthermore, England's claims to Newfoundland were maintained, and mutual fishing rights off the Canadian coast were agreed upon. The NUC and OCLC together locate nine copies of this scarce printing. DAVENPORT 171. SABIN 96557. OCLC 25450771, 21984761.

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        Dissertations Moral and Critical.

      W. Strahan, London 1783 - 2 blank leaves + half title + TP + [v]-x + [xi]-[xv] = Contents + [xvi] = Corrections + [1]-655 + 2 blank leaves, Quarto. First Edition.Beattie's Dissertations - His "Best Prose Work" and "A Feast for Epicures"Essays by the distinguished member of the Scottish school of philosophy including On Memory and Imagination. On Dreaming. The Theory of Language. On Fable and Romance. On the Attachments of Kindred. Illustrations of Sublimity.The poet and philosopher James Beattie (1735-1803) was a major figure of the Scottish Enlightenment. One of his biographer, Roger J. Robinson, describes the Dissertations as Beattie's "best prose work" (ODNB) and draws particular attention to the treatise on the theory of language.On reading this book, Cowper declared that Beattie was the only author he had read "whose critical and philosophical researches are diversified and embellished by a poetic imagination that makes even the driest subject and the leanest a feast for epicures." (DNB) Full contemporary tree calf with gilt, fine double rule and design on the outside borders of front and back boards. Spine with five raised bands and gilt designs. There is a new, but contemporary styled title label added to second spine compartment. The terior is crisp, tight and clean. A lovely contemporary copy. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. BEGUN AND HELD AT THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND, ON MONDAY THE FIFTH DAY OF MAY, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY- THREE. [with:] ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. BEGUN AND HELD AT THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND, ON MONDAY THE TWENTIETH DAY OF OCTOBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-THREE

      Richmond: Printed by John Dunlap and James Hayes, 1783. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Short repaired tear to second titlepage, some leaves toned, faint dampstain throughout. Still very good. A rare pair of Virginia imprints comprising the session laws for the state assembly in 1783. Understandably, these session laws are concerned with issues relating to the Revolutionary War, with acts in the first imprint touching on the seizure of British goods, claims for property taken for public use, soldier pay, and more. The war ended between the two sessions featured here, and as such, the second session is concerned with issues beyond the war, such as taxation, the emancipation of certain slaves who served Virginia in the war, and the surveying of land given to officers and soldiers of the Continental Army. Both works are rare in institutions and in the marketplace, with but three and two copies in OCLC, respectively. EVANS 18282, 18283. OCLC 7082991, 7082960. ESTC W14155, W23693.

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        A JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN COOK'S LAST VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, AND IN QUEST OF THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE, BETWEEN ASIA & AMERICA; PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1776, 1777, 1778, AND 1779...

      Hartford, 1783. 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 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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        [Op. 7]. Six Trios Concertans A Violon, Viola & Violoncelle... Oeuvre VII. Prix f. 3. 10. [Parts]

      Berlin: J.J. Hummel [PN 553]. [1783]. Folio. Unbound, as issued. Violino: [1] (decorative title), 2-15, [i] (blank) pp.; Viola: [1] (decorative title), [ii] (blank), 4-15, [i] (blank) pp.; Violoncello: [1] (decorative title), [ii] (blank), 4-15, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Some minor soiling; Viola and Violoncello parts slightly worn and frayed at upper margin. . First Edition. BUC p. 784. RISM P2266 (1 copy in the U.S. only, at University of Pennsylvania). "Czech composer, violinist, music director and writer... Pichl's music stands between the early and high Classical styles. A detailed list of works that he prepared for Dlaba 's Künstler-Lexikon shows about 900 pieces, the greater number of which are extant... His use of sonata form in both orchestral and chamber works shows a marked contrast between the energetic primary and melodious secondary themes, and some have elaborate development sections. His chromaticism and expressive harmony bear Mozartian traits." Milan Poštolka in Grove Music Online.

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        Beyträge zu der Lebensgeschichte denkwürdiger Personen, in-son-derheit gelehrter Männer. Erster (- Sechster) Theil. In sechs Bänden.

      verlegt von sel. Joh. Jac. Curts Witwe, Halle 1783 - 1783 – 1789. Gr-8°. I: (7) Bll., 416 S., (12) Bll.; II: (8) Bll., 368 S., (10) Bll.; III: (6) Bll., 338 S., (7) Bll.; IV: (8) Bll., 336 S., (7) Bll.; V: (7) Bll., 288 S., (15) Bll. (das letzte weiß); VI: (7) Bll., 617, (1) S., (11) Bll. (le. weiß). Lederbände d.Zt. auf fünf Bünden mit zwei Rückenschilden und –linienvergoldung. Etwas berieben, teils etwas fleckig, alte Signaturaufkleber oben. Erste Ausgabe (Kosch 2, 312; Westphal S. 108; Bilbassoff (Katharina II.) I, 555: "Was Büsching als Augenzeuge erzählt, ist immer wahr ."; Cat. Russica B-2267; Hoffmann, Büsching-Bibliographie S. 273; Henning (Friedrich d.Gr.) S.71.). – Teils etwas stockfleckig. Exlibris mit den Initialen „I.C.d.F.“ darüber „Le Comte de Schulenburg – Closterroda“ a.d. Innendeckeln. Gemusterte Vorsatzpapiere. So vollständig nicht häufig. Biographien von CHR.v. WOLFF, C.G.v. NÜSSLER, HEINRICH XXIV. v. REUß, A.v. GEUSAU, G.F. MÜLLER, E.D. HAUBER, C.L. SCHEIDT, E.H. HENKEL v. DONNERSMARK, SOPHIE E. AHLEFELDT, R.F. zu LYNAR, F.W.v. TAUBE und S. STREIT. Der fünfte Band ist ganz der auch separat erschienenen, sehr kenntnis- und detailreichen Schilderung FRIEDRICH D.GR. gewidmet. Der besonders umfangreiche sechste Band bringt ausschließlich die Autobiographie BÜSCHINGs mit einem Verzeichnis seiner Schriften. Alle Beiträge sind durch hilfreiche Register erschlossen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Analyse de quelques pierres précieuses. Ouvrage traduit de l'allemand avec des remarques : par M. J.B. Dubois

      1783 - XVI-178 pages, une planche A Paris, chez Moutard, 1783, in-8, XVI-178 pages, une planche gravée sur cuivre, cartonnage parcheminé de l'époque, titre doré en tête du dos, tranches mouchetées, Première édition française de l'un des ouvrages du chimiste berlinois Charles-François Achard (1753-1821), autrement célèbre pour avoir établi, en 1796, la première fabrique de sucre de betterave en Silésie. Ce travail a paru à Berlin en 1779, sous le titre Bestimmung der Bestandtheile einiger Edelgesteine ; il s'agit de l'un des plus anciens traités scientifiques exclusivement dédiés à l'analyse chimique des pierres précieuses et le premier à démontrer la composition de certaines espèces, qui demeurait jusque-là inconnue. Il comprend plusieurs tableaux donnant ses résultats d'expériences sur les rubis, saphirs, émeraudes, hyacintes (zircons), grenats de Bohême et chrysoprases, broyés au mortier, mélangés à diverses substances, sels et terres, et exposés au feu. Achard démontre ainsi la présence inattendue de terres alcalines dans la composition des pierres précieuses. L'ouvrage est orné d'une planche gravée en taille-douce qui représente l'instrument grâce auquel Achard parvint à réaliser des pierres cristallisées à partir de terres alcalines. Quérard I, p. 7. DSB I, pp. 44-45. Tampons de l'Institut Catholique de Paris. Mouillures fines en tête de volume, décharge des texteS sur quelques feuillets au milieu de l'ouvrage, rousseurs éparses. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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