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        68 Antique Prints-Horology-TIME-CLOCKS-Panckoucke-1784

      - Complate set of 68 Plates: 'Horlogerie.' (Horology: the art or science of measuring time. Clocks, watches, clockwork, sundials, clepsydras, timers, time recorders and marine chronometers are all examples of instruments used to measure time.) This set deals with clocks and is complete and includes the main set of 50 plates and the sets on: Machine pour arrondir les dentures (5 plates), Machines pour les experiences sur le frottement des pivots (5 plates), Machine pour egaliser les roues de rencontre (3 plates), Ressorts de montre & de pendule, or a total of 68 plates, including several larger double size plates. No text pages present. Only 5 out of 68 plates are shown in collage. Etching and engraving on verge type hand laid paper. Description: This set of plates originate from 'Encyclopedie Methodique ou par ordre de matieres .' published between 1782-1832 by Panckoucke. This set of plates was published as part of the 'Receuil de Planches de l'Encyclopedie, par ordre de matieres. Tome deuxieme, 1780. / Tome troisieme, 1784.' This encyclopedia is one of the most extensive of all encyclopaedias ever produced. It is in fact a much enlarged and re-arranged edition of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopedie. Its famous predecessor: 'Encyclopedie ou Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers .' was originally published in folio under the direction of Diderot and d'Alembert, with 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates, between 1751 and 1772. It contained 72,000 articles written by more than 140 contributors. This encyclopdia was a massive reference work for the arts and sciences, as well as a means to propagate the ideas of the French Enlightment. The impact of this encyclopedia was enormous. Artists and Engravers: Charles-Joseph Panckoucke (1736-1798) was a French writer and publisher, notable for the Encyclopé;die Mé;thodique. His partner was Henri Agasse, married to his daughter Therese-Charlotte, who finished the last 166 volumes after Charles-Joseph died. His son Charles Louis Fleury Panckoucke continued in the writing and publishing business as well. Robert Benard (fl. 1750-1785) direxit. Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was a French philosopher, art critic and writer. Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist and philosopher. Condition: Fine. General age related toning and occasional light staining from handling or dampstaining (plates 21-28). Plate 28 with more severe staining. Sheets uncut, so with rough edges. Occasional small tears in edges. Small holes in left margin from binding. Storage location: L9-12 The overall size is ca. 9.1 x 12 inch. The image size is ca. 6.3 x 9.6 inch. The overall size is ca. 23 x 30.5 cm. The image size is ca. 16 x 24.5 cm.

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        52 Antique Prints-FORGING-METAL-IRON-Panckoucke-1784

      - Complete set of 52 Plates: 'Fer, Grosses Forges.' (Forging of Iron.) This plate deals with the process of Forging metal. This complete set consists of 52 plates of which 13 are double sized and folding. No text pages present. Only 6 of 52 plates are shown in collage. Etching and engraving on verge type hand laid paper. Description: This set of plates originate from 'Encyclopedie Methodique ou par ordre de matieres .' published between 1782-1832 by Panckoucke. This set of plates was published as part of the 'Receuil de Planches de l'Encyclopedie, par ordre de matieres. Tome troisieme, 1784.' This encyclopedia is one of the most extensive of all encyclopaedias ever produced. It is in fact a much enlarged and re-arranged edition of Diderot and d'Alembert's Encyclopedie. Its famous predecessor: 'Encyclopedie ou Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des metiers .' was originally published in folio under the direction of Diderot and d'Alembert, with 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates, between 1751 and 1772. It contained 72,000 articles written by more than 140 contributors. This encyclopdia was a massive reference work for the arts and sciences, as well as a means to propagate the ideas of the French Enlightment. The impact of this encyclopedia was enormous. Artists and Engravers: Charles-Joseph Panckoucke (1736-1798) was a French writer and publisher, notable for the Encyclopé;die Mé;thodique. His partner was Henri Agasse, married to his daughter Therese-Charlotte, who finished the last 166 volumes after Charles-Joseph died. His son Charles Louis Fleury Panckoucke continued in the writing and publishing business as well. Robert Benard (fl. 1750-1785) direxit. Denis Diderot (1713-1784) was a French philosopher, art critic and writer. Jean le Rond d'Alembert (1717-1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist and philosopher. Condition: Excellent. General age related toning and occasional light staining from handling. Occasional small tears in edges. Small holes in left margin from binding. Storage location: L9-13 #WAARDE! The overall size is ca. 22 x 29.5 cm. The image size is ca. 16 x cm.

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        Novus orbis sive America meridionalis et tentrionalis". Altkolorierte Kupferstichkarte von Gottfried Rogg nach Matthäus Seutter.

      Augsburg, Johann Michael Probst, 1784 - Die Platte der Amerika-Karte aus dem großen Atlas von Matthäus Seutter ging nach dessen Tod an die Verlegerfamilie Probst in Augsburg. Diese begannen in der Folge die aus dem Nachlass Seutters erhaltenen Kartenunter dessen Namen für eigene Verlagsprodukte zu verwenden. Die vorliegende Karte von Amerika noch mit der Darstellung von Kalifornien als Insel. - Linke untere Ecke mit hinterlegtem Einriss. Knapp beschnitten. Leicht gebräunt. *** /// *** Copyright: Matthaeus Truppe - Stubenberggasse 7 - A-8010 Graz - +43 316 829552 *** /// *** Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 0

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        The Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography and Natural History of that important Country: to which is added The Adventures of Col. Daniel Boon, one of the first settlers

      Wilmington: Adams, 1784 - FIRST EDITION. A classic of the early American frontier, this is the first book on Kentucky and the first published biography of Daniel Boone, dictated by the legendary frontiersman himself. “Boone’s international fame was secured with the publication of ‘The Adventures of Col. Daniel Boon’ in John Filson’s Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucke in 1784 and its subsequent translation and reprinting in France and Germany the next year” (ANB). While Filson has clearly improved Boone’s spelling and diction, this narrative provides an exciting firsthand view of the exploration and settlement of the old frontier. Boone’s riveting tale concludes, “I can now say that I have verified the saying of old Indian who signed Col. Henderson’s deed. Taking me by the hand, at the delivery thereof, Brother, says he, we have given you a fine land, but I believe you will have much trouble in settling it—My footsteps have often been marked with blood. ” “Boone’s significance to American history and culture is hard to overestimate, for in a very real sense it is impossible to discuss the frontier without discussing Boone. Historically and imaginatively, perhaps no single individual is more central to the frontier experience. [Boone is] the prototype of the frontier hero” (ANB). This is a rare untrimmed copy of a classic of the American frontier. The map called for on the title-page was printed separately in Philadelphia by Tenoor Rook and is virtually never found with the text (none since the Hoe copy, last sold in 1921). Modern calf. Without map as always; H3,4 with long closed tears into text. An excellent untrimmed copy. Provenance: the Siebert copy, Sotheby’s, New York, 21 May 1999, lot 297. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres completes de Voltaire (\"Kehler Ausgabe\"), 69 Bände (v. 70).

      O. O. (Kehl), De l`Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique,1784 - 1789. Exemplar in 69 (von 70) Bänden (fehlend, missing: Bd. 38). Pappbände der Zeit in braun-schwarzer Marmorierung mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf schwarzem Rückenschild sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentleisten; Format: 22 x 15 cm. Die Bände 1, 16 und 70 jeweils mit ganzseitigem gestochenen Porträt Voltaires als Frontispiz; Bd. 31 mit 14 ganzseitigen Kupfertafeln zu Voltaires physikalischen Schriften. Frühe, umfassende Gesamtausgabe der Werke des berühmten Aufklärers, Lyrikers und Dramatikers François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire, 1694 - 1778). Die von Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais herausgegebene \"Kehler Ausgabe\" gilt bis heute als berühmteste Werkausgabe Voltaires. Die Bände partiell etwas berieben, sonst durchweg in gutem, unversehrtem Zustand; bei Bd. 47 kleine Ecke des Rückenschildes fehlend; bei den Bänden 6 und 37 jeweils letzte Seiten etwas feuchtigkeitsrandig; Seiten sonst bemerkenswert sauber (nicht gebräunt), allenfalls wenige Seiten leicht fleckig. In toto gutes, ansehnliches, auch innen sauberes Exemplar dieser renommierten frühen Werkausgabe. Weitere Fotos zu diesem Angebot auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Voltaire Werke Werk

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        George Washington Autographed Letter Signed.

      - Autograph letter signed from George Washington all in his hand to the Reverend Lee Massey, dated July 10, 1784. It reads, "I have been favored with your letter of June 30th--I thank you for the friendly style of it, & pray you to be assured that I shall, at all times, be glad to see you at Mount Vernon. Business, & old concerns of the War, with which I have now nothing to do, are still pressed upon me. This, and Company, has left me little leizure hitherto to look into matters which more immediately relate to myself--but finding it necessary, I mean to devote my forenoons to business, while I give the after part of the day to my friends, 'till I can (if that should ever be) bring my affairs into order again--With this indulgence from my friends, their visits can never be unseasonable--& none will be received with more pleasure than those of Mr. Massey. G Washington" In very good condition with toning from the old silk backing; the letter remains very bold and legible. The letter measures 7 inches by 9 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 18 inches. An exceptional piece of history written after the American Revolution as Washington looked to the future, little would he know that he would become the first President of the United States. George Washington and The Rev. Massey, who was Washington's pastor, were two of the twenty-five signers of the Fairfax Resolves in 1774, which rejected the British Parliament's claim of supreme authority over the American colonies; these were among the most influential and radical resolutions passed in the early days of the Revolution. At the end of the Revolution on December 23, 1783, the heroic General Washington resigned his commission and returned home to Mount Vernon, determined to return to private life. The newborn nation still demanded his time, however, and he would re-enter public life in 1787 by leading the Constitutional Convention, before being elected president of the United States in 1789. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Antique Master Print-SATIRE-ELASTIC BREECHES-RAMSKIN-Rowlandson-Nixon-1784

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'New invented Elastic Breeches.' - Satirical print showing two men standing on chairs attempting to pull up the very tight breeches of a stout man, who is lifted from the ground by their efforts. A stout woman enters from the right holding a pair of breeches under her arm. Etching on hand laid paper. Made by 'Thomas Rowlandson' after 'J. Nixon'. Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) was famous for his satyrical prints. His loose and quick way of working was ideal for the depiction of all kinds of daily scenes. He was one of the great British etchers of satyrical subjects. Condition: Very good, given age. No margins General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 12.6 x 9.4 inch. The image size is ca. 12.6 x 9.4 inch. The overall size is ca. 32 x 23.9 cm. The image size is ca. 32 x 23.9 cm.

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        Antique Print-VISION-BIBLE BOOK-REVELATION-APOCALYPSE-De Jode-Snellinck-1784

      - Original antique print, titled: 'Visiones Apocalypticae'. It shows: 24 small square prints on 6 sheets, each with a 4-line Latin caption and reference to relevant Bible passages. Together this scarce set of engravings illustrates the Book of Revelation (Book of Apocalypse), the final book of the New Testament, and deals with the Christian notions of eschatology. It includes extravagant imagery such as the Lion of Judah (a seven-horned lamb with seven eyes), scoprion-tailed locusts, the False Prophet and the Whore of Babylon. Etching/engraving on a verge type handlaid paper with watermark. Engraved by: De Jode after Snellinck. Published by Joannes Galle in 1784. Jan Snellinck (Mechelen c. 1548-Antwerp 1638) was a Flemish artist and art collector. Gerard de Jode (Nijmegen 1509-Antwerp 1591) was a cartographer, engraver and publisher who worked in Antwerp during the 16th century. His best known work is the two-volume atlas Speculum Orbis Terrarum, published in 1578, created as competition for a similar atlas by Abraham Ortelius. Condition: Excellent given age. A crease in the top corner of each sheet. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 8.1 x 8.7 inch. The image size is ca. 6.1 x 6.5 inch. The overall size is ca. 20.5 x 22 cm. The image size is ca. 15.5 x 16.5 cm.

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        George Washington Autographed Letter Signed.

      Autograph letter signed from George Washington all in his hand to the Reverend Lee Massey, dated July 10, 1784. It reads, "I have been favored with your letter of June 30th--I thank you for the friendly style of it, & pray you to be assured that I shall, at all times, be glad to see you at Mount Vernon. Business, & old concerns of the War, with which I have now nothing to do, are still pressed upon me. This, and Company, has left me little leizure hitherto to look into matters which more immediately relate to myself--but finding it necessary, I mean to devote my forenoons to business, while I give the after part of the day to my friends, 'till I can (if that should ever be) bring my affairs into order again--With this indulgence from my friends, their visits can never be unseasonable--& none will be received with more pleasure than those of Mr. Massey. G Washington" In very good condition with toning from the old silk backing; the letter remains very bold and legible. The letter measures 7 inches by 9 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 18 inches. An exceptional piece of history written after the American Revolution as Washington looked to the future, little would he know that he would become the first President of the United States. George Washington and The Rev. Massey, who was Washington's pastor, were two of the twenty-five signers of the Fairfax Resolves in 1774, which rejected the British Parliament's claim of supreme authority over the American colonies; these were among the most influential and radical resolutions passed in the early days of the Revolution. At the end of the Revolution on December 23, 1783, the heroic General Washington resigned his commission and returned home to Mount Vernon, determined to return to private life. The newborn nation still demanded his time, however, and he would re-enter public life in 1787 by leading the Constitutional Convention, before being elected president of the United States in 1789.

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        CARLO KHAN DETHRON'D OR BILLY'S TRIUMPH

      London, 1784. Engraving with contemporary hand-coloring, 9 x 11 1/2 inches. Minor soiling. Color bright and fresh. Very good. A satire on William Pitt's triumph over chief rival Charles James Fox in getting the New India Bill passed; the India Act of 1784 brought control of the East India Company under the auspices of the British government. The fact that the cartoon depicts Pitt holding a second paper labeled "Stamp Act," would seem to denote that passage of the New India Bill was seen in some quarters as disastrous. The image shows a triumphant William Pitt astride an elephant bearing Lord North's face, while Fox, dressed in oriental garb, lies on the ground behind the elephant. A dice cup and two dice lay on the ground before him (a reference to his notorious gambling) as he cries, "Perdition take thee for the chance is thine." BM SATIRES 6462.

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        An Authentic and accurate Journal of the Late Siege of Gibraltar being a circumstantial Account of every material transaction relative to that memorable event from the day on which the communication between that Garrison and Spain was shut up to the arrival of the Thetis Frigate with the preliminary Articles of Peace

      First edition. 8vo. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards; spine rubbed and minor loss to headcap, very good otherwise. Macclesfield library plates to front pastedown & facing leaf, discreet Macclesfield blindstamp to title & two following leaves, some very light foxing to first few leaves and foxing to edges. [iv], 173pp. London: Pr. by T. Bensley,

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        JUST IMPORTED, AND TO BE SOLD BY JOSEPH GREENOUGH, JUN AT HIS CHEAP SHOP, A LITTLE BELOW THE FERRY-WAY, NEWBURY- PORT

      Newburyport: John Mycall, 1784. Letterpress broadside, approximately 12 x 8 1/2 inches. Text in two columns with ornamental border. Very good. This early American advertising broadside lists various imported goods available for sale, including many types of fabric, hose, handkerchiefs, shawls, ribbon, gloves, buttons, thread, ostrich feathers, shoes, leather, tea, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, mace, cloves, pepper, allspice, indigo, glass, and yellowware. Greenough was a shopkeeper in Newburyport who lived from 1762 to 1796. EVANS 18504. FORD 2388. ESTC W13067.

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        Description générale et particulière de la France, département du Rhône, ouvrage enrichi d?estampes d?après les dessins des plus célèbres artistes. Ce volume contient: 1° L?histoire du Dauphiné & la description de cette Province, par M. Béguillet. suivi de: 2° La minéralogie du Dauphiné, par M. Guettard.

      Paris, Ph.-D. Pierres, Imprimeur Ordinaire du Roi, M DCC. LXXXII, 1782-1784, - gr. in-folio, robuste reliure en demi-vélin à coins récente, dos lisse, pièce de titre orange. Ces deux très rares ouvrages formant un ensemble sont bien complets des 55 splendides planches gravées avec 92 vues et images minéralogiques, ils ont été reliés en un seul volume. Avec de magnifiques vues de Grenoble, Sassenage, la fontaine qui brûle, Fort Barraux, Valence, région de Bourg d'Oisans, Allemont, la Grande-Chartreuse, massif d'Allevard, Valence, Montélimar, etc. etc. et en double-page la célèbre ?Vue du site d'Allevard? ?Un ouvrage important. Très rare complet de toutes les parties et gravures? . Perret.Le tout se décompose de la manière suivante:1) 2ff. (faux-titre + titre générale ?Description générale et particulière de la France Département du Rhône. Gouvernement de Dauphiné.? (1ère partie) avec vignette gravée de ?Maquellier inv. & sc. 1781?).2) XXIV p. (d?introduction:) Discours sur l?histoire des Princes-Dauphins. par Béguillet. Avec en-tête et fin-de-chapitre gravée.3) 102 p. ?Abrégé de l?histoire du Dauphiné & des Princes Dauphins. par M. Béguillet. 1 en-tête gravé d?un scène historique, par Le Barbier et L. Pauquet: ?Prise de possession du Dauphiné en 1349?.4) 1 ff. Frontispiece gravé pour le Voyage pittoresque. du Province du Dauphiné + 13 ff. non num. de texte suivis de 45 planches gravées avec 72 vues (la double ?Vue du site d?Allevard? compte pour 2).5) 2 ff. (faux-titre et titre: Département du Rhône Gouvernement du Dauphiné ?Seconde Partie? M DCC. LXXXIV.) + 255 p. (+ 1 bl.) (Minéralogie du Dauphiné 1784 suivi de différents mémoires par régions (Lyon à Vienne, St Vallier, Montélimar, volcans éteints du Vivarais, etc.) - Itinéraire. Premier voyage en Dauphiné 1775 (Grésivaudan, Grande Chartreuse, etc.) - Explication des planches) + 10 planches gravées minéralogiques (chacune avec 2 images, num. de 1 à 20 dans l?explication des planches). 6) 240 p. Description de Dauphiné. 3ème partie. L'un des plus beaux livres illustrés du Dauphiné; il fait partie d'une aventure ambitieuse et considérable qui dura 15 ans ! De 1781 à 1796 parut la "Description générale et particulière de la France" qui devint par la suite "Voyage pittoresque de la France". C'est Benjamin de La Borde (valet de chambre de Louis XVI, fermier général et musicien) qui en fut le maître d'oeuvre. Le Dauphiné inaugure la série et forme, comme pour chaque province, un tout en soi. La célèbre "minéralogie de Guéttard et Béguillet" en constitue la suite; Beguillet seconda La Borde dans cette entreprise monumentale dont la révolution viendra réduire les ambitions.Les contributions sont nombreuses et remarquables, tant pour les auteurs du texte que pour les illustrateurs et graveurs qui figurent parmi les meilleurs artistes de l'époque: Chamfort, d'Alembert, Cochin, Moreau le Jeune, Tavernier, etc. La plupart de ces gravures sont célèbres à juste titre; outre leur qualité elles sont un témoignage du Dauphiné de l'ancien régime.Notre exemplaire est en très bon état et ne comporte que des défauts mineurs n'altérant pas la qualité de l'ensemble : des piqûres au papier sur certaines pages et une petite et discrète restauration. charnières renforcées. Grandes marges ; entièrement non rogné. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Cohen, 291; Brunet, II, 620; Perret 2077. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Present State of the Ottoman Empire.

      K Baldwin London 1784 - 8vo, pp. (4), xv, (8), 443. Modern full calf with leather title label. Complete with the half title. Some tiny chips to top edge of title page, occasional foxing and browning, but very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vroedkundige Oeffenschool

      1784 - [20]-432 pages, 21 planches Gant, J.F. Vander Schueren, 1784, in-4, [20]-432 pages, 21 planches gravées en taille-douce, dont 2 dépliantes, basane havane de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné, pièce de titre rouge, double filet d'encadrement sur les plats, fleurons d'angle et armes centrales, Première édition de cet ouvrage du chirurgien accoucheur Jan Bernard Jacobs (1734-1790) : ce traité connut un succès important ; il fut plusieurs fois réédité et, l'année suivante, traduit en français sous le titre École pratique des accouchements (Paris, Mequignon, 1785). Les belles gravures qui l'illustrent sont dues, en partie, au graveur et orfèvre gantois Pierre Tiberghien (1755-1810) ; les autres sont signées J. L. Wauters. Elles représentent les os du bassin, l'appareil génital féminin, des femmes enceintes de profil - l'une en vue écorchée -, des foetus in utero, des scènes d'accouchement et différents cas de présentation. Exemplaire comportant, sur les plats, un fer représentant le porte du château des comtes de Flandre tenu entre les pattes d'un lion. Charnières frottées, coiffes et coins usés. Auréole angulaire très pâle au texte et aux planches. Blake, 232. Wellcome III, 338. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New, Authentic, and Complete Account of Voyages Round the World, Undertaken and Performed by Royal Authority. Containing a New, Authentic, Entertaining, Instructive, Full and Complete History of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages. The Whole of these Voyages of Capt. James Cook, &c. being Newly written by the Editors from the Authentic Journals of Several Principal Officers and other Gentlemen of the most Distinguished Naval and Philosophical Abilities, who sailed in the Various Ships, and now publishing under the Immediate Direction of. Assisted, Very Materially, by a Principal Officer who sailed in the Resolution Sloop, and by Many Other Gentlemen of the Royal Navy.

      London: Alexander Hogg, [1784–6] - Folio (378 × 238 mm). Contemporary reversed calf, expertly rebacked to style retaining the original red morocco label, foliate panel in blind to the boards. 19th-century newspaper clipping mounted to front pastedown; inscription to frontispiece verso, "Richard William Bloxham Fiander, the gift of his father, May 29th 1845". Corners and board-edges skilfully refurbished, title page and prefatory leaf a little cropped at the tail, folding map misfolded and with some splits, repaired with archival tissue verso, light browning throughout, plate facing p. 326 frayed and rumpled along bottom edge, but intact, final few leaves (list of subscribers and terminal blanks) creased, overall very good. With engraved portrait frontispiece and 156 other plates, maps, and charts including one large folding map showing the track of Cook's voyages. First edition of this "omnibus" compilation of Cook together with Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Mulgrave, Anson and Drake. Printed in double column in "large new Types, constructed on Purpose to comprise much Matter in a little Compass" and issued in 80 sixpenny parts with avowedly philanthropic intentions, Hogg's edition certainly did much to disseminate knowledge of Cook's discoveries; "Some other editions of these Works, unnecessarily extended to many large Volumes by loose Printing &c. and published by mercenary Persons would cost the Purchaser the enormous Sum of upwards of Twenty Guineas; so that many Thousands of Persons who would wish to peruse the valuable Discoveries so partially communicated to the World have hitherto been excluded from gratifying their eager Curiosity; but this Edition is published in only Eighty Numbers at 6d each, making when complete either One or Two Large Handsome Volumes in Folio The Poor as well as the Rich will thus become familiarly acquainted with these extraordinary and important Voyages and Discoveries" (publisher's preface). "An important collection of English voyages. [which] sometimes gives the original accounts, others are edited or abridged versions, and frequently additional material from other sources are added to give scope and depth to the narratives" (Hill). George William Anderson is almost certainly a pseudonym. Beddie Cook 18; Hill 18; Howgego I, C176; Spence p.26; [Attributes: First Edition]

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        De l'administration des finances de la France.[Parigi], s.n., 1784.

      [Parigi], s.n. 1784 - Tre volumi di cm. 20, pp. vii (1), clix (1), 352; vii (1), 536; viii, 468. Con una grande tavola di prospetti ripieg. f.t. nel primo volume. Legatura del tempo in cart. rigido con titoli ms. su tass. cartaceo al dorso. Una carta nell'introduzione del primo volume un po' sciupata, peraltro esemplare fresco e ben conservato. Jacques Necker (1732-1804), celebre economista ginevrino, fu ministro delle Finanze di Luigi XVI e ricoprì numerosi incarichi politici di primissimo piano, non riuscendo però a coniugare le sue grandi qualità di finanzieri ad un dinamico pragmatismo politico. Quest'importante saggio si pone come fonte di primaria importanza per quanto riguarda la storia economico-finanziaria della Francia pre-rivoluzionaria. Edizione originale. Cfr. Brunet, VI, 4120; Kress, B. 752-54; non in Cat. Einaudi. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New, Authentic, and Complete Account of Voyages Round the World,

      London: Alexander Hogg, , [1784–6] . Undertaken and Performed by Royal Authority. Containing a New, Authentic, Entertaining, Instructive, Full and Complete History of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages... The Whole of these Voyages of Capt. James Cook, &c. being Newly written by the Editors from the Authentic Journals of Several Principal Officers and other Gentlemen of the most Distinguished Naval and Philosophical Abilities, who sailed in the Various Ships, and now publishing under the Immediate Direction of... Assisted, Very Materially, by a Principal Officer who sailed in the Resolution Sloop, and by Many Other Gentlemen of the Royal Navy. Folio (378 × 238 mm). Contemporary reversed calf, expertly rebacked to style retaining the original red morocco label, foliate panel in blind to the boards. With engraved portrait frontispiece and 156 other plates, maps, and charts including one large folding map showing the track of Cook's voyages. 19th-century newspaper clipping mounted to front pastedown; inscription to frontispiece verso, "Richard William Bloxham Fiander, the gift of his father, May 29th 1845". Corners and board-edges skilfully refurbished, title page and prefatory leaf a little cropped at the tail, folding map misfolded and with some splits, repaired with archival tissue verso, light browning throughout, plate facing p. 326 frayed and rumpled along bottom edge, but intact, final few leaves (list of subscribers and terminal blanks) creased, overall very good. First edition of this "omnibus" compilation of Cook together with Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Mulgrave, Anson and Drake. Printed in double column in "large new Types, constructed on Purpose to comprise much Matter in a little Compass" and issued in 80 sixpenny parts with avowedly philanthropic intentions, Hogg's edition certainly did much to disseminate knowledge of Cook's discoveries; "Some other editions of these Works, unnecessarily extended to many large Volumes by loose Printing &c. and published by mercenary Persons… would cost the Purchaser the enormous Sum of upwards of Twenty Guineas; so that many Thousands of Persons who would wish to peruse the valuable Discoveries so partially communicated to the World… have hitherto been excluded from gratifying their eager Curiosity; but this Edition is published in only Eighty Numbers at 6d each, making when complete either One or Two Large Handsome Volumes in Folio… The Poor as well as the Rich will thus become familiarly acquainted with these extraordinary and important Voyages and Discoveries" (publisher's preface). "An important collection of English voyages... [which] sometimes gives the original accounts, others are edited or abridged versions, and frequently additional material from other sources are added to give scope and depth to the narratives" (Hill). George William Anderson is almost certainly a pseudonym.

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        Le Beau garçon, ou Le Favori de la fortune.

      Londres et à Paris, veuve Duchesne 1784 - 2 tomes en un vol. in-12, 174-184 pp., demi-basane brune à coins, dos lisse cloisonné et fleuronné, pièce de titre cerise, simple filet doré sur les plats, armes au centre, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Dos un peu frotté, restauration en coiffe supérieure. Seconde édition de la traduction française par Jean-Baptiste-René Robinet (1735-1820), déjà parue en 1779 sous le titre de Le Favori de la fortune. L'originale anglaise porte Irishman, or The Favourite of fortune. John Seally (1742-1795) effectua une carrière d'homme de lettres et de clergyman assez terne dans ses deux aspects successifs. Absent de Quérard, qui cite pourtant un autre roman du même auteur. Précieux exemplaire aux armes de la reine Marie-Antoinette O.H.R. 2508-6.

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        A Practical Treatise on Farriery; Deduced from the Experience of above Forty Years, in the Services of The Late Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., the present Earl Grosvenor, and the present Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart. By William Griffiths, Groom, at Wynnstay.

      Wrexham Printed by R. Marsh 1784 - First edition, 4to, aquatint frontispiece by H. Bunbury, (3), (i) ii-iii, (i), 184, (14) pp., includes list of subscribers, small contemporary ink ownership to corner of title-page, a few spots, mostly to frontispiece and title, otherwise very good,original tree calf, rebacked retaining original spine with distinctive anchor and cornucopia devices to panels, a little rubbed at extremities, a comparatively fine example compared to most surviving examples. Dingley 300 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        BIBLIOGRAPHY OF AUSTRALIA.

      - Volume One: 1784-1830. Pp. xiv+540, 32 plates, index; Volume Two: 1831-1838. Pp. xii+568, 39 plates, addenda, index; Volume Three: 1839-1845. Pp. xii+632, 37 plates, errata slip loosely inserted, addenda, index; Volume Four: 1846-1850. Pp. xiv+734(last colophon), 38 plates, addenda, corrigenda, index; Volume Five: 1851-1900, A-G. Pp. xiv+1146, 36 plates; Volume Six: 1851-1900, H-P. Pp. viii+1142(last blank), 37 plates; Volume Seven: 1851-1900, Q-Z. Pp. xii+1076(last blank), 37 plates; all volumes roy. 8vo; red cloth, spines lettered in gilt, a couple of the boards slightly flecked, edges or corners occasionally bruised; dust wrappers, a trifle soiled, with a couple of tiny edge splits, backstrips lightly browned, the first 2 volumes slightly silverfished; name & date stamp on upper free endpaper of first volume, bookseller's sticker at foot of upper pastedown in 5 volumes, light damp stain to bottom edge of several leaves in Volume 6, a couple of small closed tears, a few leaves faintly creased, occasional slight soiling; National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1941-1969. First editions. *A final volume (Addenda to Volumes I to IV) was later published separately. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Death of Captain Cook.

      London J.Webber and W.Byrne 1 January 1784 - Engraving, 47.5 x 59.5 cm, a strong, dark, impression, trimmed to the plate mark with subtle repairs to the sheet corners, but well outside the image and title. The death of Captain James Cook (1729-1779) is one of the iconic images of the 18th Century. Cook was killed in Hawaii on February 14, 1779. He and his men had spent two months on the Big Island and been well received. They departed in early February 1779 but returned due to storms and the need for ship repairs. The second reception turned hostile, and tensions between the sailors and the natives increased. When Cook went ashore to investigate, a scuffle occurred and Cook was killed. Francesco Bartolozzi (1725–1815) was an Italian engraver, who spent much of his highly successful career in London. It is small wonder he was engaged to engrave the figures in this hugely important scene, the landscape instead being the responsibility of another prominent engraver of the day, William Byrne (1743-1805). He was born in London, to where he returned after training in Paris. He published many topographical works in the later 18th century, and counted John Landseer amongst his pupils. The original artist, John Webber (1751-1793), also born in London though of Swiss origin, also trained in Paris before returning and finding fame as the official artist on Cook's third and last voyage, as much for his numerous ethnographic and topographical records of New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Canada, as for this tragic scene, which achieved its widespread fame through this engraving.

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        An Inquiry into the Rise and Progress of Parliament, chiefly in Scotland. Edinburgh, W. Leech

      1784 - First Edition. 4to, xii, [2], 609, [1]pp, contemporary full calf. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Essai d'une Théorie sur la Structure des Crystaux, appliquée a plusieurs Genres de Substances crystallisées.

      Paris: Gogué & Née de la Rochelle, 1784. First edition of Haüy's first printed book, an exceptionally fine copy, very rare in this condition. "The foundation of the mathematical theory of crystal structure. Haüy proposed six types of primary crystal forms (parallelpiped, rhombic dodecahedron, hexagonal dipyramid, right hexagonal prism, octahedron and tetrahedron), and argued that the primitive form or 'nucleus' of a crystal species results from the cleavage of all secondary forms, although for him this 'nucleus' was a mathematical concept rather than a physical reality. He put forward the idea of the crystal molecule, and recognized the discontinuity principle; i.e., that not all angles and inclinations of crystal faces are possible, and therefore the varieties of a crystal species are limited. He derived secondary forms theoretically by stacking layers of molecules on the faces of the nucleus, enunciating the laws of decretement (reduction of each successive layer) and symmetry that regulate their growth. His law of decretement led his successors directly to the law of rational indices (sometimes called 'Haüy's law') (Norman). "Romé de l'Isle had deduced the various forms of the same crystal species by truncating the edges or the solid angles of the rather arbitrarily selected primitive form. Haüy established a more rigorous mathematical relationship between primary and secondary forms of the same species, and his choice of the primary form was founded on more physical grounds" (DSB). "L'Essai d'une Théorie sur la Structure des Crystaux est la premier grand ouvrage d'Haüy. C’est un modèle de logique dans le raisonnement et de clarté dans l'expression" (En Français dans le Texte). Haüy's first works were two memoirs submitted to the Académie Royale des Sciences in 1781. In these papers Haüy developed a lamellar theory of crystal structure, following Torbern Bergmann, although Haüy's approach was much more rigorous and elaborate. "With his 1784 Essai d'une Théorie sur la Structure des Crystaux, appliquée a plusieurs Genres de Substances crystallisées, Haüy breaks away radically from his own and Bergmann's lamellar theory and introduces his molecular theory: in the case of calcite, for example, 'the nucleus, or primitive form, has as constituting molecules small rhombohedra, rather than lamellae'. The constituting molecules ('molécules constituantes') are those which were floating in the fluid where the crystal was dissolved, which were mutually attracted and became agglomerated during crystallization. The shape of these constituting molecules can be found with the help of the mechanical division of the crystal, or the striations on the surface. The cleavage takes place between two molecules and can be done at any place in the crystal; if the mechanical division is pushed to its ultimate limit, therefore, it leads necessarily to identical and uniform molecules. Their arrangement, which constitutes the 'structure' of the crystal, spreads regularly throughout the crystal. This is a crucial point, since the notion of three-dimensional periodicity of crystals is here clearly introduced for the first time. "The secondary forms, which are the external forms actually observed, are obtained by the deposition of layers of constituting molecules. A single layer or group of two or more layers is shifter with respect to the layers beneath it by one, two, three or, rarely, four rows. In theory, the number of possibilities is very large, but in practice the law describing how the secondary form is derived from the primitive form is always simple, it is the law of decrements, or law of simple rational truncations ('Haüy's law). The French mineralogist and crystallographer G. Friedel pointed out that the term 'simple' in the wording of the law is essential. Without it, the law would be a simple mathematical statement, impossible to verify, and not a physical law. "Haüy observes that the resultant faces of the secondary forms will be stepped, and look like a staircase, but that these steps are so small that they are invisible to the naked eye. Due to the irregularities of the growth, they may in fact sometimes be larger and give rise to the situations one observes at the surface of the crystal. There are no longer half-rhombs along the edges of the layers. The decrements can take place along an edge, around a summit or both (mixed decrements). "The habit of a particular crystal is the result of the association of various secondary forms which can be interpreted by means of appropriate laws of decrement. After having described the different forms of calcite, the primitive forms of various minerals are determined: the rhombic prism for barite, the octahedron for fluorspar (fluorite), a prism with a rectangular base for gypsum, the rhomb-dodecahedron for garnet, which Haüy recalls is the shape of the honeycomb cell, a rhombic prism for topaz. There is a particular difficulty in the case of fluorspar. A common habit is the cube, and Haüy notes that the smallest crystals, at the start of growth, are little cubes. But the primitive form, obtained by cleavage, is an octahedron. During growth, the layers which agglomerate are parallel to the surface of the cube, but they are not smooth, and are covered with tiny spikes corresponding to the summits of octahedra or tetrahedra" (Authier, Early Days of X-ray Crystallography (2013), pp. 322-3). "As a boy, René-Just (1743-1822) loved music, and his frequent attendance at the services of the local church drew the attention of the prior of an abbey of the Premonstrants. Thanks to his recommendation, Haüy obtained a scholarship at the College de Navarre in Paris around 1755. After completing his studies, he was appointed, in 1764, as regent (master) in the College and in 1770 in the Cardinal Lemoine College where he taught until his retirement in 1784. In 1770, he was ordained priest. He was elected at the Académie Royale des Sciences in 1783 as adjoint in the class of botany and, in 1788, as associé in the class of Natural History and Mineralogy. In 1791 he became a member of the commission in charge of elaborating the metric system. During the French Rcvolution, all priests were required to take an oath, which Haüy refused to do, with the result that he was briefly imprisoned in August 1792, freed thanks to the help of his friend, the French naturalist Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844). He was appointed Professor of Physics at the École Normale Supérieure in 1795, when the École was created. His lectures served as the basis of his treatise on physics for high schools (1803), commissioned by Bonaparte; the book was an immediate success and was re-edited several times. In 1795 he was appointed Professor of Mineralogy at the École des Mines and curator of its mineralogy collection, and, in 1802, at the Museum of Natural History. His fame extended beyond the frontiers and attracted many students from every part of Europe. In 1809, he became the first Professor of Mineralogy at Paris University, where he created the still existing Laboratory of Mineralogy. After the Restoration he lost his pension and finished his life in poor conditions" (ibid., p. 319). Dibner, Heralds of Science, 92; En Français dans le Texte 176; Horblit 47; Norman 1021-1022; Sparrow, Milestones of Science, 94; Ward & Carozzi, Geology Emerging (1984), no. 1020; Wilson, History of Mineral Collecting (1994), pp. 53-56. 8vo (192 x 128 mm), pp. [viii], [1], 2-236, with eight folding engraved plates by Sellier after Fossier. Contemporary French polished calf, covers with gilt border, spine richly gilt with floral decoration and two black lettering-pieces (joints slightly rubbed). A very fine copy.

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        Lettre autographe à sa femme. Folie et écriture : « Obtiens de me voir seule (...) tu verras que je te ferais un signal infiniment (...) spirituel »

      s.n., s.l. s.d. (printemps 1794), 10x15,6cm, 2 pages sur un feuillet remplié. - s.n., s.l. s.d. (printemps 1794), 10x15,6cm, 2 pages sur un feuillet remplié. - Lettera autografa scritta a mano, scritto in una bella scrittura di 2 pagine. Diversi sottolinea la mano di Sade. Indirizzo di Madame de Sade a Parigi sulla quarta pagina. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] « Obtiens de me voir seule comme tu m'as permis de le demander, et tu verras que je te ferais un signal infiniment plus spirituel que tout ceux du conciliabule de la présidente. » Lettre autographe du Marquis de Sade adressée à sa femme. Deux pages sur un feuillet remplié, rédigées d'une écriture fine et serrée. Plusieurs soulignements. Adresse de Madame de Sade à Paris sur la quatrième page. Cette lettre a été publiée dans la correspondance du Marquis de Sade. Provenance : archives de la famille. Pauvert attribue à cette lettre la date fautive de mars 1781 alors que Sade était encore emprisonné à Vincennes et privé de visites pour cause de mauvais comportement. En réalité rédigée à La Bastille au printemps 1784, elle trahit la même fébrilité inquiète du Marquis, espérant une visite de sa confidente : « Il me paraît, quoi que vous en disiez que votre empressement à me venir voir n'est pas très grand. Voilà huit jours que tout est libre et que les chemins sont superbes et pourtant vous ne vous pressez guères. Vous avez la permission qui peut donc vous arrêter à présent ? ». Ces reproches ne sont pas nécessairement fondés et procèdent d'un jeu de chantage affectif dont les règles, établies dès Vincennes, reposent sur une oscillation entre souffrance et plaisir, tour à tour subis et désirés : « Si je dois être ici longtemps, sans doute, demandez à me voir, quelque gêne qu'il y ait ; ce ne peut être qu'une grande consolation pour moi. Si je ne dois pas y être longtemps, ne le demandez pas, parce que le plaisir que j'aurais de vous voir ici ne pourrait être mêlé que d'une infinité de chagrin pour moi. L'entendez-vous à présent ? Et me repoignarderez-vous encore de ce sens-là ? » (Lettre à Renée-Pélagie, février 1779). Cette mécanique de balancier semble préfigurer les rituels pervers des futurs personnages du Marquis. Se dessine alors, en filigrane, ce qui constituera les rouages romanesques de l'écriture sadienne, notamment par l'utilisation de « signaux », régulièrement invoqués par Sade et dont le sens épouse ses humeurs lunatiques. Ainsi dans cette lettre, la mention récurrente de cet énigmatique « signal », correspond-elle dans un premier temps à la date espérée de sa levée d'écrou, et sert donc à ajourner la visite de sa femme : « Est-ce que nous ne sommes pas encore au jour du signal. Alors, il faut donc attendre le jour du signal. » Quelques lignes plus loin, pourtant, ce même « signal » semble recouvrir une tout autre acception bien plus opaque : « Obtiens de me voir seule comme tu m'as permis de le demander, et tu verras que je te ferais un signal infiniment plus spirituel que tout ceux du conciliabule de la présidente. » Composante essentielle de la pensée carcérale du Marquis, ce langage codé comme les interprétations fantasmées des lettres de ses correspondants, alimentent les hypothèses des chercheurs, philosophes, mathématiciens... et poètes biographes. Ainsi Gilbert Lely estime que, loin d'être le symptôme d'une psychose, le recours aux signaux est une « réaction de défense de son psychisme, une lutte inconsciente contre le désespoir où sa raison aurait pu sombrer, sans le secours d'un tel dérivatif ». Absentes de la correspondance durant ses onze années de liberté, ces strates sémantiques sibyllines, « véritable défi à la perspicacité sémiologique » (Lever p.637), réapparaitront dans son journal de Charenton. Mais cette irrépressible folie oraculaire, qui affleure dans la première partie de la lettre, Sade va la dompter grâce à l'écriture théâtrale et romanesque, à la fois camisole thérapeutique et évasion cathartique. On assiste ainsi dans la suite de la lettre à l'importance croissante de son désir d'écrire : « Envoie-moi je t'en prie les cahiers blancs demandés un de 600 pages et un de 100, tous deux brochés comme ceux de mes comédies et tout margés, voici le temps où je ne puis absolument m'en passer et surtout n'oublie pas la gentillesse d'apporter bien des commissions mal faites et ridicules, dont tu me diras par un mot à la visite et qui me seront retirées dès que tu auras le dos tourné oui je t'en prie n'oublie pas cela, car ça est incroyablement lumineux. Voilà une pièce d'estomac que je t'envoie. ». Mais Madame de Sade ne sert pas seulement d'intermédiaire pour les nombreuses commandes de son élégiaque époux ; c'est également elle qui est chargée de reporter des corrections oubliées par l'abbé Amblet, précepteur du jeune Donatien dès ses années parisiennes à Louis-le-Grand et fidèle relecteur des textes de son ancien élève. C'est la référence explicite à sa pièce Tancrède, qui permet de dater précisément notre lettre au printemps 1784, puisque l'on connait un échange entre Sade et Amblet à propos de cette

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        A circumstantial journal Of the long and tedious blockade and siege of gibraltar, from the twelfth of september, 1779.to the third day of february, 1783, containing An Authentic Account of the most Remarkable Transactions, in which the Enemy's Motions, Works, Approaches, Firings, &c. are particularly described

      Printed by Charles Wosencraft, Liverpool 1784 - 290pp. With an engraved folding frontispiece and one further engraved plate. Contemporary sheep, later rebacked and recornered, with contemporary red morocco lettering-piece laid-on. Rubbed and a trifle marked. Hinges exposed, slightest of loss to bottom corner of Mm, lightly foxed throughout. A narrative of the Siege of Gibraltar (1779-83) during the American War of Independence, by English soldier Samuel Ancell (c.1760-1802), who served with the 58th Regiment during the Blockade. This definitive account of the conflict, composed from letters Ancell sent to his brother, relates the unsuccessful attempt by joint Spanish and French forces to capture the Rock of Gibraltar which had been a de facto British possession since 1704, officially awarded to the British crown under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. The four year siege remains the longest ever endured by the British Army. ESTC locates copies at seven locations in the British Isles (BL, Glasgow, King's College London, NLS, National Maritime Museum, Oxford, and Leeds), and a further five in North America (Boston, Cleveland, Massachusetts, New York, and Rice). ESTC T128421. Size: 8vo

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        BAYERN. - Monumenta Boica. Band XIV. - Geisenfeld - Windberg.

      Mchn., Literis Vötterianis 1784 - 22 x 16,5 cm. 3 Bl., 474 S. Mit gestoch. Titelvignette und 8 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von J.A. Zimmermann. HLdr. d. Zt. mit 2 Rsch. und Rvergoldung. Graesse IV, 595; Lentner 3885: "Wichtiges Monumentalwerk". - Enthält "Monumenta Windbergensia" (Windberg) mit Ansicht, "Monumenta Understorfensium Pars II" (Markt Indersdorf Teil II), "Monumenta Geisenfeldensia" (Geisenfeld) mit Ansicht. Die anderen Kupfer mit Altertümern, Siegel und Wappen. - Einband gering beschabt. Die Tafeln lose, nur wenige Seiten gering gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettre autographe à sa femme. Folie et écriture : « Obtiens de me voir seule (...) tu verras que je te ferais un signal infiniment (...) spirituel »

      - s.n., s.l. s.d. (printemps 1794), 10x15,6cm, 2 pages sur un feuillet remplié. - Lettera autografa scritta a mano, scritto in una bella scrittura di 2 pagine. Diversi sottolinea la mano di Sade. Indirizzo di Madame de Sade a Parigi sulla quarta pagina. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] « Obtiens de me voir seule comme tu m'as permis de le demander, et tu verras que je te ferais un signal infiniment plus spirituel que tout ceux du conciliabule de la présidente. » Lettre autographe du Marquis de Sade adressée à sa femme. Deux pages sur un feuillet remplié, rédigées d'une écriture fine et serrée. Plusieurs soulignements. Adresse de Madame de Sade à Paris sur la quatrième page. Cette lettre a été publiée dans la correspondance du Marquis de Sade. Provenance : archives de la famille. Pauvert attribue à cette lettre la date fautive de mars 1781 alors que Sade était encore emprisonné à Vincennes et privé de visites pour cause de mauvais comportement. En réalité rédigée à La Bastille au printemps 1784, elle trahit la même fébrilité inquiète du Marquis, espérant une visite de sa confidente : « Il me paraît, quoi que vous en disiez que votre empressement à me venir voir n'est pas très grand. Voilà huit jours que tout est libre et que les chemins sont superbes et pourtant vous ne vous pressez guères. Vous avez la permission qui peut donc vous arrêter à présent ? ». Ces reproches ne sont pas nécessairement fondés et procèdent d'un jeu de chantage affectif dont les règles, établies dès Vincennes, reposent sur une oscillation entre souffrance et plaisir, tour à tour subis et désirés : « Si je dois être ici longtemps, sans doute, demandez à me voir, quelque gêne qu'il y ait ; ce ne peut être qu'une grande consolation pour moi. Si je ne dois pas y être longtemps, ne le demandez pas, parce que le plaisir que j'aurais de vous voir ici ne pourrait être mêlé que d'une infinité de chagrin pour moi. L'entendez-vous à présent ? Et me repoignarderez-vous encore de ce sens-là ? » (Lettre à Renée-Pélagie, février 1779). Cette mécanique de balancier semble préfigurer les rituels pervers des futurs personnages du Marquis. Se dessine alors, en filigrane, ce qui constituera les rouages romanesques de l'écriture sadienne, notamment par l'utilisation de « signaux », régulièrement invoqués par Sade et dont le sens épouse ses humeurs lunatiques. Ainsi dans cette lettre, la mention récurrente de cet énigmatique « signal », correspond-elle dans un premier temps à la date espérée de sa levée d'écrou, et sert donc à ajourner la visite de sa femme : « Est-ce que nous ne sommes pas encore au jour du signal. Alors, il faut donc attendre le jour du signal. » Quelques lignes plus loin, pourtant, ce même « signal » semble recouvrir une tout autre acception bien plus opaque : « Obtiens de me voir seule comme tu m'as permis de le demander, et tu verras que je te ferais un signal infiniment plus spirituel que tout ceux du conciliabule de la présidente. » Composante essentielle de la pensée carcérale du Marquis, ce langage codé comme les interprétations fantasmées des lettres de ses correspondants, alimentent les hypothèses des chercheurs, philosophes, mathématiciens... et poètes biographes. Ainsi Gilbert Lely estime que, loin d'être le symptôme d'une psychose, le recours aux signaux est une « réaction de défense de son psychisme, une lutte inconsciente contre le désespoir où sa raison aurait pu sombrer, sans le secours d'un tel dérivatif ». Absentes de la correspondance durant ses onze années de liberté, ces strates sémantiques sibyllines, « véritable défi à la perspicacité sémiologique » (Lever p.637), réapparaitront dans son journal de Charenton. Mais cette irrépressible folie oraculaire, qui affleure dans la première partie de la lettre, Sade va la dompter grâce à l'écriture théâtrale et romanesque, à la fois camisole thérapeutique et évasion cathartique. On assiste ainsi dans la suite de la lettre à l'importance croissante de son désir d'écrire : « Envoie-moi je t'en prie les cahiers blancs demandés un de 600 pages et un de 100, tous deux brochés comme ceux de mes comédies et tout margés, voici le temps où je ne puis absolument m'en passer et surtout n'oublie pas la gentillesse d'apporter bien des commissions mal faites et ridicules, dont tu me diras par un mot à la visite et qui me seront retirées dès que tu auras le dos tourné oui je t'en prie n'oublie pas cela, car ça est incroyablement lumineux. Voilà une pièce d'estomac que je t'envoie. ». Mais Madame de Sade ne sert pas seulement d'intermédiaire pour les nombreuses commandes de son élégiaque époux ; c'est également elle qui est chargée de reporter des corrections oubliées par l'abbé Amblet, précepteur du jeune Donatien dès ses années parisiennes à Louis-le-Grand et fidèle relecteur des textes de son ancien élève. C'est la référence explicite à sa pièce Tancrède, qui permet de dater précisément notre lettre au printemps 1784, puisque l'on connait un échange entre Sade et Amblet à propos de cette

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        Dizionario Universale Storico e Critico dei Costumi Leggi, Usi, Riti e Costumanze Civili e Militari e Politiche e delle Cerimonie e Pratiche Religiose e Superstiziose si antiche che moderne di tutti i Popoli delle quattro Parti del Mondo

      VENEZIA: A Spese Remondini Di Venezia, 1784. Rilegato. OTTIMO. 14 19. I - II - III USATO

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        CARLO KHAN DETHRON'D OR BILLY'S TRIUMPH

      London, 1784. Engraving with contemporary hand-coloring, 9 x 11 1/2 inches. Minor soiling. Color bright and fresh. Very good. A satire on William Pitt's triumph over chief rival Charles James Fox in getting the New India Bill passed; the India Act of 1784 brought control of the East India Company under the auspices of the British government. The fact that the cartoon depicts Pitt holding a second paper labeled "Stamp Act," would seem to denote that passage of the New India Bill was seen in some quarters as disastrous. The image shows a triumphant William Pitt astride an elephant bearing Lord North's face, while Fox, dressed in oriental garb, lies on the ground behind the elephant. A dice cup and two dice lay on the ground before him (a reference to his notorious gambling) as he cries, "Perdition take thee for the chance is thine." BM SATIRES 6462.

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        AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS

      W. Strahan and T. Cadell 1784 - Third edition, first octavo edition. Three volumes. Bound in contemporary calf, with green morocco title labels lettered in gilt and gilt rules to the spines. General light wear to the spine ends, slightly heavier to the head of vol I with the front joint just starting to split. Lower front corner bumped and wear to the lower rear corner of vol. I. Small mark to the bottom edges of vol 3, but internally very fresh. A very good, unsophisticated copy, seldom encountered without repair. ". the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). In his Wealth of Nations, Smith "begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange The Wealth of Nations ends with a history of economic development, a definitive onslaught on the mercantile system, and some prophetic speculations on the limits of economic control" (PMM). "The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances which prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry" (ODNB). Goldsmiths' 11392; Grolier, English 57; PMM 221; Rothschild 1897 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Versuch, den Ursprung der Spielkarten, die Einführung des Leinenpapieres, und den Anfang der Holzschneidekunst in Europa zu erforschen

      14 engraved plates (of which six are folding & four are on two sheets). 2 p.l., 136 pp. Large 4to, attractive antique calf-backed paste-paper boards, spine gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine. Leipzig: J.G.I. Breitkopf, 1784. First edition which deals extensively with the history of paper; seven of the plates illustrate papermaking, both Oriental and Western. "There are several plates of interest, including the interior of a Japanese paper mill, and the implements of a Hindustani paper manufactory; also engravings of old stamping machines and reproductions of numerous watermarks."-Hunter, Papermaking through Eighteen Centuries, p. 96. A fine copy. A sequel, which discusses entirely different topics, appeared in 1801 and is not present here for obvious reasons. ❧ Bigmore & Wyman, I, p. 81-"A learned and practical treatise on the origin of playing-cards, the introduction of paper made from linen into the various countries of Europe, and the invention of wood-engraving, with many citations of authorities for the statements made. The plates are very curious." Hunter, The Literature of Papermaking 1390-1800, p. 41.

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        Il Credenziere di buon gusto opera meccanica dell'Oritano V.C. Naples, Nella Stamperia Raimondiana, 1778. (bound with:) IDEM. Del Cibo Pitagorico ovvero erbaceo per uso de' Nobili, e de' Letterati... Naples, Nella Stamperia dei Fratelli Raimondi, 1781. (bound with:) IDEM. Il Moltiplico e governo degli Animali domestici per uso di cibo...

      Three works in one volume, 4to (233x181 mm); contemporary stiff vellum, spine with gilt title on morocco label (small repair to upper spine); author's engraved portrait as a frontispiece (G. Aloja inc.), (20), 62 pp. (lacking the last blank leaf) and a large folding plate (230x400 mm) engraved by G. Aloja after G. Giannini; (8), 47, (1 blank) pp.; XVI, 42, (2 blank) pp. Title-pages within a woodcut border with at the center the printer's device, expect in the title-page of work 3 which has an engraved vignette instead. The author's portrait was also issued with Del Cibo Pitagorico and the Moltiplico when the two works were sold separately, but in this copy the portrait was bound only once at the opening of the volume. Some browning and foxing throughout due to the quality of the paper, tear repaired to the folding plate, otherwise a very good, genuine copy in its original Neapolitan binding.FIRST EDITION of all three works.I) Il Credenziere is the most important Corrado's publication on pastry and perfumes. After the dedication and the preface, which outlines a short history of cooking and explains the subjects and reasons of the work, it comprises eight Trattati dedicated to: sugar, soups, sorbetti, cakes, jams, granite, candied fruits, fruit and flower marmalades, spirits, liqueurs, vinegars, perfumes, toilet waters and desserts (one for each month of the year).II) Very interesting treatise, dedicated to John Child, Count of Tylney, on vegetarian cuisine. The author recalls Pythagoras and believes that a vegetarian diet is healthier and more suited to the true human nature. However, since the pleasure of the table must not be lost, Corrado teaches how to prepare tasty herbs, roots and flowers that otherwise would not be easy to enjoy.III) The booklet opens with an ironic dedication to the 'Shadow of Apicius', who had appeared in front of the author, on several occasions, to show his approval of Corrado's work. Then it follows a sonnet on the author's portrait by Domenico Maria Pinto, a canon of the cathedral of Oria, Corrado's hometown. The sonnet is accompanied by a commentary which contains references to Corrado's life and writings. The book mainly deals with the breeding and upbringing of the following farm animals: chickens, pigeons, peacocks, ducks, gooses, pheasants, cattle, sheep, pigs, rabbits, and bees.As the anonymous "Confetturiere piemontese" (Turin, 1790), Corrado adopts many technical words from the French gastronomic lexicon but remains faithful to the traditional Italian cuisine, trying to assimilate the foreign recipes into the local culinary tradition (cf. E. Faccioli, ed., Arte della cucina, Milan, 1966, II, pp. 273-290).Corrado also published a general treatise on cooking called Il cuoco galante (Naples, 1778), as well as books on citrus fruits, herbs and flowers (Fisiologia degli agrumi, dell'erbe aromatiche e de' fiori, Naples, 1787), silkworms (Norma di educazione e governo per bachi da seta, Naples, 1789), local products from the Kingdom of Naples (Notiziario delle produzioni particolari del Regno di Napoli, Naples, 1792), chocolate and coffee (La manovra della cioccolata e del caffè, Naples, 1794), potatoes (Trattato delle patate per uso di cibo e lettera, Naples, 1798), agricolture and sheep-farming (Scuola di generale agricoltura, e pastorizia adattata alle varie provincie del Regno di Napoli, Naples, 1804), recipes for banquets (I pranzi giornalieri variati, ed imbanditi, Naples, 1809), and education (Norma di educazione fisica, morale, e scientifica per la nobile gioventù, Naples, 1814). All Corrado's books were very successful, but Il cuoco galante and Il Credenziere di buon gusto, in particular, enjoyed a wide circulation and were reprinted several times until nowadays.V. Corrado, Tre opere di gastronomia, con un profilo bio-bibliografico dell'autore di Luigi Sada, Bari, 1976 (facsimile reprint of Del cibo pitagorico 1781, Il moltiplico e governo degli animali domestici per uso di cibo 1784, and Il credenziere di buon gusto 1789); V. Corrado, Il credenziere di buon gusto, C. Benporat, ed., Sala Bolognese, 1991 (facsimile edition); V. Corrado, Del cibo pitagorico ovvero erbaceo, T. Gregory, ed., Rome, 2001; V. Corrado, Del cibo pitagorico, L. Mancusi Sorrentino, ed., Naples, 2014; V. Corrado, La cucina del sole: l'arte della pasticceria napolitana del 1700 da il Credenziere di buon gusto di F. Vincenzo Corrado, L. Gentile, ed., Monopoli, 2015; Westbury, pp. 56-59.

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        Testacea minuta rariora, nuperrime detecta in arena littoris Sandvicensis; a Gul. Boys, arm. s.a.s. Multa addidit, et omnium figuras ope microscopii ampliatas accurate delineavit. A collection of the minute and rare shells, lately discovered in the sand of the sea shore near Sandwich; by William Boys, esq; f.s.a. Considerably augmented, and all their figures accurately drawn, as magnified with the microscope.

      1784 - London, J. March, (1784). 4:o. (2),II-V,25,(3 blank) pp. & 3 engraved plates. With an errata ticket pasted onto p. V. Nice dark brown spinkled boards with ivory coloured label with lettering: "Rare shells" (Johanna Röjgård). Old coloured edges. Occasional minor spotting. Traces of a bookmarker in the inner margin on pp. III-IV. The plates have left some colour on the text pages. A very good copy.Nissen Die zoologische Buchillustration 524. Plates signed G. Walker, D. Mackenzie, and J. Gale. With printed dedication to the duchess of Portland and Joseph Banks. The work is a catalogue of William Boy's collection of shells, modelled in accordance with Linnaeus' binominal nomenclature. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Verzeichnis von aeltern und neuern Land- und Reisebeschreibungen (2 Bände & Nachtrag in 1).

      Halle, Hendel, 1784/87. - Ein Versuch eines Hauptstücks der geographischen Litteratur mit einem vollständigen Realregister. Mit gestochenem Frontispiz, XVI, 504 Seiten, VIII, 223 Seiten, 80 Seiten, Pappband der Zeit, 20 x 13 cm, Einband berieben, Stempel auf dem Titel, innen etwas gebräunt. Verzeichnet 3452 Titel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A voyage to the Pacific Ocean. undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the northern hemisphere . Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, . Vol. I. and II. written by Captain James Cook, F.R.S. Vol. III. by Captain James King, .

      W. and A. Strahan: for G. Nicol; and T. Cadell London 1784 - First edition. 3 volumes, 4to., 23 (of 24) engraved plates, some folding, lacks plate XXIII (A woman of Eaoo) which is frequently bound in the accompanying atlas (not present with this set), light waterstaining to upper margin vol ii, ocasional light spotting and offsetting, contemporary calf gilt, covers with gilt roll-tool borders and with inlaid green morocco label with the initials "EH" surmounted with a coronet, spines in six compartments, red and green labels to second and third, others with gilt thistle device, raised bands, sometime rebacked. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

      London: for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell,, 1784. The third edition, with additions, in three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (215 x 130 mm). Recent full brown calf, red morocco labels to spine, raised bands, compartments ruled in gilt with volume numbers lettered in gilt, boards double-ruled in blind with small floriate corner pieces. Occasional pencil annotations to the text. A few marks to edges of text block, contents lightly browned and some faint spotting to volume 3 in particular, otherwise a very good copy. First octavo edition, third overall, of the "first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). This edition contains several additions including a new chapter titled "The Conclusion of the Mercantile System". Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern capitalism. "The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading, critical and adulatory, long after the circumstances which prompted it have become the object of historical enquiry" (ODNB).

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        Il Padovano di Giovanni Valle Giustinopolitano di nuova projezione.

      1784. Incisione in rame, colori d'epoca, 405x310. Da "Atlante novissimo". Ottimo esemplare con buoni margini.

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        Stockdale's Edition of Shakespeare: Including, in One Volume, The Whole of His Dramatic Works; with Explanatory Notes

      London: John Stockdale, 1784. First single-volume octavo edition of Shakespeare's plays, lightly footnoted, designed to appeal to "the middling and lower ranks of the inhabitants of this country," who had been priced out of previous editions, as well as to those readers looking for a light alternative to their library sets: "The book now offered to the public may commodiously be taken into a coach or a post-chaise, for amusement in a journey. Or if a company of gentlemen should happen, in conversation, to mention Shakespeare, or to dispute concerning any particular passage, a volume containing the whole of his plays may, with great convenience, be fetched by a servant out of a library or a closet." Stockdale includes all thirty-six plays represented in the 1623 First Folio, with the text "as it has been settled by the most approved commentators." A bright and attractive example of a popular milestone in Shakespeare printing. Thick octavo, full contemporary red morocco ruled in gilt, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt-ruled dentelles, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare, and preliminaries including Rowe's life of Shakespeare and Shakespeare's will. Text printed in two columns. One page of publisher's advertisements at rear. Two bookplates to front pastedown, early ink inscription to preliminary blank: "Francis Love Beckford / 1789 / Given in May 1816 by M.B. / to John L. Beckford." Lightest shelfwear, offsetting from portrait, occasional light foxing.

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        Forestiero Illuminato intorno le cose più rare, e curiose antiche, e moderne della Città di Venezia e dell'Isole circonvicine. Con la descrizione delle Chiese, Monisteri, Ospedali, Tesoro di San Marco, Arsenale, Fabbriche pubbliche, Pitture celebri, Funzioni e Divertimenti, e di quanto v' è di più riguardevole. Opera adornata di molte bellissime Vedute in rame delle Fabbriche più cospicue di questa Metropoli.

      presso Girolamo Albrizzi q. Gio. Batt.,, in Venezia, 1784 - In-8° antico (163x111mm), pp. xvi, 439 (1) di approvazione, cartonatura coeva marmorizzata con titolo calligrafato in antico al dorso. Antiporta calcografica con stemma nobiliare coronato entro drappo sorretto da tre putti, veduta di Venezia a volo d'uccello ripiegata e 72 vedute calcografiche f.t. (alcune vedute sono su doppia pag., mentre, per lo più, ogni tavola accorpa due differenti vedute con distinta numerazione nell'indice), dovute al celebre Francesco Zucchi (1692-1764). Solida ed elegante legatura ottocentesca (francese) in mezza pelle rossa con punte, dorso a nervi con ricchi fregi in oro. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara reimpressione di questa classica guida settecentesca di Venezia. "Gl'intagli in rame furono poi impiegati in altre Guide e descrizioni di Venezia posteriori" (Cicogna). Fossati Bellani, 2880. Cfr. Katalog Berlin, 2696. Cicogna, 4479. Lanckoronska, 36, 104. Schlosser, p. 563. Morazzoni, p. 230 e 64-65: "La guida che tutte le altre supera per praticità di notizie e soprattutto per la ricchezza delle tavole". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VIAGE AL PARNASO [En el mismo libro: LA NUMANCIA y EL TRATO DE ARGEL].

      - XVI+324 pp. Incluye tres láminas (una para cada obra) que van después de las portadillas aunque la paginación del libro sea corrida. Las lámina primera está dibujada por J. F. Ximeno y grabada por Bartolomé Vázquez y la segunda y tercera dibujadas por Manuel de la Cruz y grabadas por J. J. Fabregat. Ejemplar impreso en fuerte papel y con la calidad y limpieza que caracteriza a Sancha. Enc. en pasta española de época con los cortes decorados con aguas. Buen ejemplar. Imp. de Antonio de Sancha. Madrid, 1784. "Palau ref. 53878. "Edición bella y una de las codiciadas por bibliófilos y admiradores de Cervantes" N. S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Klavierauszug von Romeo und Julie, einer Oper in drey Akten. In Musik gesetzt von Herrn Kapelldirektor Benda. Zweite Auflage

      Leipzig : Dykische Buchhandlung, 1784. - 54 S. Quer-Fol. In Typendruck. Oben gering wasserrandig. Alter Pappband, Decken bestossen. Vorblatt mit Aufklebern ehem. Besitzer. // Piano-vocal score. 54 pp. Obl. folio. Typeset music. At upper sl. waterstained. Contemp. paper boards. Corners bumped. Front endpaper with owner`s label. Mit hübscher Titelvignette. RISM R/RR 1884.Versand D: 4,00 EUR early music, illustration, Oper, opera, piano-vocal scores, alte Musik, illustration, Oper, Oper, Klavier-vocal scores

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        Elementos generales de policia, 1748

      - Eulalia Piferrer, viuda 1784. Escritos por Juan Henrique Gottlobs y del idioma francés, traducidos al español, con varias noticias conducentes a España, añadidas por el mismo traductor D. Antonio Francisco Puig. Encuadernado en media piel. VIII, 182 páginas, 2 h. Manchas de humedad. Palau: 106399. Ref: 449 [LS/015321-449]

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        Schweizer Luftfahrt. Herausgegeben vom Aero-Club der Schweiz. [3 Bde. u. 2 Ergänzungsbde.].

      4, 384, 424 u. 520 S. (inkl. Stichwortregister: Personennamen, Ortsnamen, Sachnamen), zahlr., tlw. farbige u. montierte Abb. u. Falttafeln., Lwd. m. Goldprägung, Kopfgoldschnitt, illustrierte Vorsätze, Broschur Kart.- Mappe m. losen Tafeln., Tadell. Ex. Nr. 50 der 100 (Bd. 3: 150) Ex. der Vorzugsausgabe: Die Bände I u. II sind im Verspannstoff von Oskar Biders Blériot-Flugzeug No. 197, der Band III im Originalstoff des Ballons HB-BIO eingebunden, und jeweils von Pionieren unserer Luftfahrt (E. Amstutz, H. Dufaux, A. Piccard, E. Tilgenkamp, J. Spalinger u. v. a.) im Impressum signiert. Beiliegend: 1.: E. Tilgenkamp: Das Tagebuch der Schweizer Luftfahrt. 1784 - 1944. Zusammengestellt als Ergänzung und Abschluss des dreibändigen Standardwerkes der Schweizer Luftfahrt. ([Zürich,] Aero-Verlag 1945 4, 108 S., brosch.) 2.: Schweizer Luftfahrt in der Kunst. 1784 - 1941. (Bern, Aero-Club der Schweiz 1941 4, 16 lose Taf. in brosch. Mappe). Ex. Nr. 323/500, hgg. anlässlich des 40-jährigen Jubiläums des Aero-Clubs. Im Impressum vom Ehrenpräsidenten und Zentralpräsidenten signiert. -Oskar Bider (1891-1919) überquerte als erster Mensch mit seiner Blériot XI die Pyrenäen von Pau nach Madrid. 1919 stürtzte er bei einem Akrobatikflug tödlich ab. - Insgesamt ein wunderbares, seltenes Werk.

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        Biblia - Das ist: Die Ganze Heilige Schrift des Alten und neuen Testaments: Aus der Hebräischen und griechischen Sprachem .in welcher sie anfangs von den Prohheten und aposteln geschrieben worden, übersetzt druch Johann Piscator, Professor der Heiligen Schrift zu Herborn.. 4 Teile in 1 Bd. .

      Bern, Beat Friedrich Fischer, 1784 2°, 3 Bl., 252, 336, 221, 258 S., Ldr. d. Zeit, Kapital am Fuss eingerissen, Schlissen u. Schliessbänder fehlen.Innengelenk angebrochen, fingerfleckig und etwas wasserrändig. Einzelne Blätter eserlohrig - insgesamt ein recht gutes Exempalr. Siehe: Bister. Ulrich. - Die reformierte Herborner Bibel des Johann Piscator: Geschichte u. Wirkung. Herborn. 2001. - Nach dem Besuch des Straßburger Gymnasiums studierte Piscator (1546-1625) an der dortigen Universität und in Tübingen. Da er sich vom Luthertum zum Calvinismus wandte. musste er 1573 seine seit 1571 bekleidete Professorenstelle in Straßburg verlassen. 1576 auch die in Heidelberg. Ab 1578 war er Rektor der Grafenschule in Siegen. bald darauf Professor in Neustadt an der Weinstraße. Ab 1581 war er Rektor am Gymnasium in Moers. Von 1584 bis zu seinem Tod war Piscator Professor der Theologie an der Hohen Schule in Herborn. die ihm als ihrem ersten Rektor und wohl hervorragendsten Theologen ihre Blüte und Berühmtheit verdankte. Neben Lehrbüchern. Aphorismen (1589) und Bibelkommentaren schuf er vor allem eine reformierte Bibelübersetzung. die Piscator-Bibel (1602-04). die dritte vollständige Übertragung nach der Luthers und der Zürcher Bibel. In der Stadt und Republik Bern. am Niederrhein und in anderen reformierten Gebieten war diese Übersetzung lange Zeit im kirchlichen Gebrauch. In Bern war die Piscatorbibel von 1684 bis Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts \"Staatsbibel\". d.h. die vom Staat herausgegebene und verordnete Übersetzung. Wegen Piscators Übersetzung von Markus 8.12 \"ich sage euch: Wann diesem Geschlechte ein Zeichen wird gegeben werden. so strafe mich Gott\" nannten die Lutheraner seiner Zeit diese Bibel spottend \"Straf-mich-Gott-Bibel\" und bekämpften sie heftig. Noch mehr Aufsehen erregte die Lehre Piscators. dass nur der leidende Gehorsam Christi. nicht auch der tätige. den Gläubigen zugerechnet werde. Manche reformierten Theologen tolerierten sie zwar. andere aber. besonders die französischen. griffen sie heftig an und verwarfen sie auf der Synode zu Gap als Irrlehre. Piscator war ein sehr fruchtbarer Schriftsteller. der nicht nur verschiedene theologische Disziplinen bearbeitete. sondern auch mehrere Schriften philosophischen Inhalts schrieb. In der Philosophie war er ein entschiedener Anhänger des Franzosen Petrus Ramus. Bei Piscator disputierte 1614 Johann Bernhard Gottsleben. Sein Nachfahre war der deutsche Regisseur und Theaterleiter Erwin Piscator Versand D: 20,00 EUR Alte Drucke - nach 1550 Alte Drucke - Bibeln Religion - Bibeln

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        La Scienza della Legislazione

      Nella Stamperia Raimondiana. Volumi 7 in 8°, mezza pelle dell' 800 con titoli oro ai dorsi. Pp. 2 n.n. (frontespizio con piccolo fregio) + 276 + 2 n.n. (idem) + 410 + 6 n.n. + 4 n.n. (idem e Avviso dell'editore) + 548 + 2 n.n. (idem) + 192 + 2 n.n. (idem) + 250 + 2 bb + 2 n.n. (idem) + 184. "Nel 1780 Filangieri pubblica i primi due libri della Scienza della legislazione. Un giovane di 27 anni da alle stampe due volumi, preannunziando un'opera in sette libri suddivisi in piú tomi. La struttura della Scienza della legislazione secondo il piano delineato da Filangieri, consiste in un primo volume dedicato ai princípi della legislazione, un secondo dedicato alle leggi politiche ed economiche, il terzo al diritto criminale, il quarto all'educazione, il quinto alla religione (uscito postumo e incompiuto nel 1791), il sesto e il settimo, che dovevano essere rispettivamente sulla proprietà e sulla famiglia, non sono stati redatti per la morte precoce di Filangieri nel 1788, a soli trentacinqueanni. Un immenso progetto che suscita già all'apparizione dei primi due libri un'ammirazione sconfinata. Pietro Verri gli scrive dopo pochi mesi: «Ho sentito la voce di Ercole nelle pagine della Scienza della legislazione». A Venezia viene immediatamente ristampata, giungono elogi da Milano, da Firenze, da Parma, tutti ispirati a una sorta di orgoglio nazionale. Nel 1784, anno in cui a Napoli viene messa all'Indice la prima parte della Scienza della legislazione, nell'ambito linguistico tedesco ne sono apparse tre edizioni diverse a Zurigo, a Berlino, a Vienna ..."(Dallo studio di A. Gargano per l'Ist. Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici). Il nostro esemplare si ferma al settimo volume, come detto, solo nel 1791 verrà edito l'ottavo ed ultimo volume dello studio. Qualche inevitabile pallida giallitura ma buon esemplare di questa fondamentale opera

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