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        Ossians Und Sineds Lieder. [6 Bände in 3 Büchern].

      Wien, Wappler. 1784 - 1. Auflage dieser Nachdichtung in der metrischen Übersetzung von Michael Denis. 4° (21x16 cm). Abschnittsweise paginiert. 1. Buch, 1. u. 2 Band: 10 Blatt, XXXI, 200 S.; XLVII, 208 S. / 2. Buch, 3. u. 4 Band: CXLIII, 176 S.; XCIV, 1 Bl., 223 S. / 3 Buch, 5. u. 6. Band: XLIV, 2. Bl., 200; 4 Blatt, 214 S. + 30 Seiten Anhang. , Bd. 6 enthält die Nachlese zu Sineds Liedern gesammelt u. hrsg. v. Joseph von Retzer. Alle Bücher mt gestochenen, jeweils gleichen Titelvignetten, sowie schönen Kopf- und Schlussstücken v. J. Adam. Dekorative, spätere HLdr. Ausgabe (Lederrücken- und -ecken) mit Rückenvergoldung im Stile der Zeit. Schnitt u. Vorsätze marmoriert. Lesebändchen Einbände nur wenig berieben u. bestoßen. Bei der Neubindung von Buch 1, Bd.2 fehlen die letzen Seiten, diese (Seiten 209-215) liegen lose als Kopie bei. Alle Bücher mit Wappen - Exlibris von August Sillen. Nahezu stockfleckenfrei. Insgesamt schöne Erhaltung dieser seltenen Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [ Dirigible Design ] Mémoire sur l'équilibre des machines aérostatiques, sur les différents moyens de les faire monter et descendre, et spécialement sur celui d'exécuter ces manœuvres, sans jeter de lest, et sans perdre d'air inflammable, en ménageant dans le ballon une capacité particulière, destinée à renfermer de l'air atmosphérique

      Paris: Au Bureau du Journal de Physique 1784. First Edition. 480 pages. 4to. (7 3/5 inches x 10 inches) Recent 3/4 leather over marbled boards. Bright and clean internally, with very occasional spotting. We offer the entire Volume XXV [25] (July-December 1784) of Observations sur La Physique, Sur L'Histoire Naturelle et sur les Arts, Avec des Planches en Taille-Douce Dediees A Mgr. Le Comte D'Artois; Par M. l'Abbe Rozier, M. J. A. Mongez. The article by Meusnier is on pp. 39-47. INCLUDES a followup-article pages 48-69. Text in French. Boards. In 1783 Joseph Michel and Jacques Etienne Montgolfier constructed a full sized hot air balloon and demonstrated it for King Louis XVI - one of the very first balloon ascensions. A detailed report was made 'immediately after the attempt with the aerostatic machine' and signed by members of the Academie de Sciences Francaise. The machine was 70 feet high, and stayed up for twenty to twenty five minutes. "This first passenger flight was a spectacular success." Other Frenchmen Jacques Alexandre Cesar Charles and Pilatre de Rozier quickly built variations - some successful, some tragic. The only real control these pioneering balloonists had was buoyancy - how far up or down they soared. Steering was a mighty wish, but the wind was the real master without active steering control coupled with propulsion. Propulsion and control experiments quickly became the rage, including gunpowder charges, movable wings, riggings of sails, rotating screws, and oarsmen with silk covered oars. None worked very well. Enter Jean Baptiste Meusnier, who on leave of absence from his work as a military engineer at the Cherbourg harborworks was fascinated by this new field, "aerostation". After some study, on December 1783 he read before the Academy the paper offered here, the first published on these "machines", and the next month was elected a full member, immediately appointed to a committee on aerostation along with Lavoisier, Berthollet, and Codorcet. The results of his work on this committee were presented ina follow-on report read in November 1784 which included a theory and detailed construction plans for dirigible balloons. Although it "led to no practical results at the time", the new work was important and pioneering. Some of his ideas were tested by the Roberts brothers who flew a dirigible shaped balloon for seven hours during 1784, but the real test of the designs really required a means of propulsion that wouldn't exist for nearly 100 years - a small, lightweight engine. As with many innovators and futurists, Meusnier was well ahead of the technology his time afforded. Meusnier unfortunately died before he could test out his own theories. Other articles in the volume include work by Franz Karl Achard ("sur les altérations que le feu de fusion fait éprouver à la terre des végétaux, mêlée avec les autres terres pures" and "sur la vitrification de la terre alumineuse mêlée en proportions differentes & connues avec des sels" and one other), chemist M. Pelletier on salts, an article by Cavallo on an air pump, de Fouchy on measuring densities of the atmosphere, an article by Woulfe "nouveau procede pour faire l'ether nitreux", experiments on the air by cavendish, etc. etc. Beautifully engraved plates accompany some articles. The title of this paper translates to: "On the balance of aerostatic machines, on different ways to move them up and down, and especially on that of executing these maneuvers without throwing ballast and without losing inflammable air, providing in particular the ball capacity , for containing atmospheric air" and is a pioneering work on the subject. See "The Zeppelin Story" by W. Robert Nitske (A.S. Barnes & Company, 1977) and DSB IX, pp. 342-44 for more details. Near Fine.

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        Tafereel van harde winters, doormengd met staatkundige en andere gebeurtenissen van die jaaren in ons vaderland. Amsterdam, v.d. Burgh, [1784].

      6+236 pag., half leer. Geillustreerd met een uitvouwbare kaart en twee gravures (waaronder: Ys vermaak 1784 op de Amstel door B. de Bakker naar J. Verstegen).B705

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        Viage al Parnaso compuesto por Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra dirigido A d. Rodrigo De Tapia Caballero del Habito de Santiago, &. publicanse ahora de nuevo una tragedia y una comedia ineditas del mismo Cervantes: Aquella intitulada La Numancia: esta el trato de Argel.

      1784 - En Madrid por Don Antonio de Sancha, 1784. In 8vo (cm.19,3); piena pelle coeva con titolo e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso; pp. XVI, 384 + 4 tavole incise. Edicion bellisima. Mejor, ni ta buena no se ha hecho, exceptuando la de las Obrasa completas, de Rivadeneyra. L. Rius, Bibliografia de las obras de M. de Cervantes. vol. I p. 147. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A complete and authentic detail of the several debates in the House of Commons, on the East-India Bill, on Thursday the 27th of November, on Monday the 1st of December, and on Monday, the 8 th of December. Together with authentic copies of the two East-India Bills ; the arguments of Counsel against one of them ; the several papers, containing a true statement of the Company's affairs ; lists of the divisions, of the absentees, and of those who retired before the divisions commenced [jusqu'à] Monday, Februrary 23, up to the dissolution of the late Parliament, Wednesday, March 24, 1784, both days inclusive (.).

      Londres, J. Stockdale 1784 - 6 vol. in-8, pagination multiple, basane fauve, dos lisses orné de filets dorés, tranches jaunes (reliure de l'époque). Coiffes et coins frottés, mais bon exemplaire. Rare série complète des débats tenus et à la Chambre des Communes et à celle des Lords en 1784 et qui devaient aboutir à la réforme majeure de la Compagnie des Indes orientales : à l'issue, le East India Bill sépare nettement le gouvernement des territoires conquis en Orient par la Compagnie - et qui doit revenir à la Couronne - des activités commerciales que ladite Compagnie est habilitée à poursuivre, mais sous le contrôle financier et réglementaire de la Couronne. Ainsi s'achève pour un temps l'évolution initiée en 1773 par le Regulating act et par la nomination de Warren Hastings comme premier Gouverneur général (poste à la nomination de la Couronne). L'autonomie de la Compagnie, de plus en plus restreinte, en dépit des moyens quasi-régaliens qu'elle conserve, ne cessera de décliner.

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        Canon missae, ad usum episcoporum, ac praelatorum solemniter, vel private celebrantium. Indice, Praefationibus sine notis, ac Figurie aere incisis, ceteris auctior, ac nobilior PII SEXTI Pont. Opt. Max.

      Romae, Typographia Vaticani Superiorum Facultate, 1784 - 176 Seiten 6 Bünde, mit 15 ganzseitigen Kupfern und einer gestochenen Titelvignette sowie 18 Vignetten, gestochene Noten, im Anhang beigebunden handschriftliche Anmerkungen der Zeit ( zweifärbig ) Seiten etwas fleckig und beinahe durchgehend im unteren drittel nit Fleck, Seiten teils fachmännisch restauriert, Kanten stark berieben, sonst guter Zustand la Gewicht in Gramm: 1100 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England, in a Series of Letters to his Guardian

      London: Printed for the Author: and sold at the Pantheon; also by the Publisher, J. Bell, at the British Library, Strand; and at Mr. Molini's, Woodstock-Street, 1784. First edition of this account of the first balloon ascent in England, accomplished one year after the first aerial experiments in France. The Italian Lunardi describes the inspiration and preparation for his flight, as well as the failed ascent of his rival, the Frenchman Moret. The result is a personal and surprisingly moving account of the experiment: "the concern betrayed by the looks of my friends, though I know it to be without reason, has a considerable effect on me." (Indeed, Lunardi would suffer a near-fatal ballooning disaster above the North Sea just over a year later.) The book closes with eyewitness accounts by those who saw Lunardi land safely, miles away from the starting point where thousands of spectators, including the Prince of Wales, had anxiously watched his balloon ascend. Lunardi's feat made him an instant sensation in England and across Europe, even inspiring balloon-themed fashion trends. His book was sold at the Pantheon in Oxford Street, where his balloon was on triumphant display: "Most of my time is now taken up with the exhibition of the Balloon, and indeed of myself. . . . It is difficult to imagine any thing more pleasing than the solicitude which multitudes of beautiful women express concerning dangers that are past, and the heroism of others who wish to accompany me in my second tour." Lunardi signed the first copies of his book, including this one, to limit piracy. A near-fine copy of an important early record of aerial innovation, handsomely bound by Riviere & Son. Octavo in fours, late nineteenth-century three-quarter mottled calf over tan linen boards, boards double-ruled in gilt, raised bands, black morocco spine labels, spine lettered and ornamented in gilt, blue marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Lunardi, two folding engraved plates of the balloon and apparatus, followed by a page describing the plates with publisher's advertisements on verso (usually bound at rear). Signed on the half title by Lunardi. Light wear to edges of boards and head of spine, joints reinforced, half title dusty.

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        7 Antique Religious Prints-KING JOSIAH-JEWS-Galle-Heemskerck-Spanoghe-1784

      - 7 Plates : 'Iosias Rex Iuda.' (Josiah, King of Judah.) Set of 7 from a series of 8 plates with scenes from the old Testament relating to King Josiah. Plate 5 is missing. Copperplate engraving on a verge type hand laid paper. Rear blank. Absolutely 100% authentic. Description: This scarse copperplate engraved print originates from: 'Aldernouwkeurigste Verhandelinge der geschiedenissen van het Oud Testament .', published in Antwerp by Cornelis Martinus Spanoghe in 1784 or the companion to this work is 'Aldernouwkeurigste Verhandelinge der geschiedenissen van het Nieuw Testament .', published in Antwerp by Cornelis Martinus Spanoghe in 1783. (translation: Very correct discourse of the history of the Old testament / New Testament. This work contains many engravings and suites of engravings that date back to the sixteenth century, reprinted in 1783-84.Artists and Engravers: Cornelis Martinus Spanoghe (1758-1829), was a Flemish (Belgium) publisher, printer, poet and political writer born in Doel. Many of the plates in this work are engraved by Philippus Galle (1537-1612), Theodorus Galle (1571-1633) or Joannes Galle (1600-1676), all reknown Flemish engravers. These plates engraved by Joannes Galle after Martinus Heemskerck. Condition: Excellent. General age related toning and light staining from handling. Please study the scan carefully as this shows the condition well. Pin prick holes in the margins from binding. Storage location: A213-28 The overall size is ca. 11 x 9.1 inch. The image size is ca. 9.8 x 8.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 28 x 23 cm. The image size is ca. 25 x 20.5 cm.

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        CRONICA DE D. ALVARO DE LUNA, CONDESTABLE DE LOS REYNOS DE CASTILLA Y DE LEON MAESTRE Y ADMINISTRADOR DE LA ORDEN Y CABALLERIA DE SANTIAGO.

      - 1784 Antonio Sancha, Madrid 2ª impresión. CRONICA DEL CONDESTABLE Y APENDICES, XL-481 pg. 26x20 cm. Enc. media piel no época. Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web.

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        Biblia, das ist: Die gantze Heilige Schrifft des Alten und neuen Testaments. Aus der hebraischen und griechischen Sprache, in welcher sie anfangs von den Propheten und Aposteln geschrieben worden, übersetzt durch Johann Piscator.

      Bern, Beat Friedrich Fischer (Drucker), 1784. - Kl.-folio. (4) Bl., 3 S., 252 S., 336 S., 221 S., 258 S. Am Schluss einige Seiten lose. Papier durchgehend etwas, im Schnitt stärker gebräunt.

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        Viage al Parnaso compuesto por Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra dirigido A d. Rodrigo De Tapia Caballero del Habito de Santiago, &. publicanse ahora de nuevo una tragedia y una comedia ineditas del mismo Cervantes: Aquella intitulada La Numancia: esta el trato de Argel.

      En Madrid por Don Antonio de Sancha, 1784. In 8vo (cm.19,3); piena pelle coeva con titolo e ricchi fregi in oro al dorso; pp. XVI, 384 + 4 tavole incise. Edicion bellisima. Mejor, ni ta buena no se ha hecho, exceptuando la de las Obrasa completas, de Rivadeneyra. L. Rius, Bibliografia de las obras de M. de Cervantes... vol. I p. 147. Axs

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        Reisen durch Oesterreich, Steyermark, Kärnten, Krain, Italien, Tyrol, Salzburg und Baiern, im Jahr 1780, in Briefen an den Herrn Hofrath v. S. in M. 3 in 1 Band.

      Wien, Wappler, 1781-, 1784. - 8°. 7 Bll., 170 SS.; 4 Bll., 143 SS.; 2 Bl., 188 SS. Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt., mit Rückenschild "Umfangreiche Reisebeschreibung des Geologen und Mineralogen Benedict Franz Johann von Hermann (1755-1815), der stets auch ein besonderes Interesse für den Bergbau in den bereisten Gegenden zeigt. Der erste Band behandelt Niederösterreich, die Steiermark und Kärnten, der zweite ist überwiegend dem heutigen Slowenien gewidmet (Reise von Klagenfurt nach Laibach / Ljubljana, Idria, Reise von Istrien nach Triest, Karst, Beschreibung von Krain), der dritte Band enthält "Bemerkungen über den Karakter und die Industrie der Einwohner der österreichischen Staaten". - Einzelne Kapitel widmen sich 1. dem Weinbau, den Eisenwerken in Murau, der Mineraliensammlung des Herrn Zinner, der Sammlung des Herrn Rauch (Schmetterlinge, Gemälde, Kupferstiche), Gesteinsarten, Eisenhütten, Blechhammer auf der Möderbrücke, Mineraliensammlung in St. Veit, Bergwerke in Kärnten - 2. Naturaliensammlung des Herrn Hacquet, natürliches Berlinerblau, Bergbau in Krain, Mineralogie im Karst, Die Juden Luzzato und Morpurgo - 3. Kleidertrachten, Liebe, Heirat, Schwangerschaft, Bereitung von Käse, Bierbrauerei, Haarpuder, Tabakfabriken, Feuerwerkerei etc. - Alle drei Titel mit kleinem altem Besitzvermerk und verso mit kleinem altem Sammlerstempel. Zweiter Titel mit kleinem Randausriss von entferntem Blattweiser (ohne Textverlust), dritter Titel leider unten rechts mit etwas grösserem Ausriss mit auch etwas Textverlust (!) - ansonsten wenig gebräunt, leicht stockig, teils schwacher kleiner Feuchtrand, Einband berieben und an den Kanten etwas retouchiert, sonst gut. " [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Journal of a Voyage to the South Seas, in His Majesty's Ship, the Endeavour...

      London: C. Dilly, 1784. Large quarto, with a portrait, two maps and 27 numbered plates; a very good, large copy in half calf antique, spine panelled in gilt, crimson label by Aquarius; attractive library stamp on title-page and a few unobtrusive stamps elsewhere. Best edition of one of the most significant of the Cook narratives: the artist's account of Cook's first voyage and the discovery of the east coast of Australia. This is the rare second and much expanded issue of the first edition; fewer than 400 copies were published.Parkinson, long since dead, had fought with Banks over the original publication and Dr. John Fothergill, like Parkinson a Quaker but also a friend of Banks, had stepped in and purchased the unissued portion of the first edition, adding some "explanatory remarks" to Parkinson's brother Stanfield's ill-tempered preface, a double-sheet map of the world and a history of Cook's explorations which almost doubled the size of the book. The new material was bound with the sheets of the first edition and a new title-page included. The second edition is considered the best, combining as it actually does both editions in one. By 1784 Fothergill himself had died, and it was his editor Lettsom who finally published the long-expected revised edition, incorporating these 400 sets of sheets from the first printing with extensive new material, including a two-page preface by John Lettsom, a lengthy (about 140 pages) extension of the text, a new double-hemisphere world map, an additional résumé of the voyages of Byron, Wallis, Carteret and Bougainville, as well as the summary of Cook's second and third voyages. This second edition of Parkinson is thus one of the earliest volumes to collect information on all three of Cook's voyages.This is the most handsome of the unofficial accounts of Cook's first voyage; it contains extensive accounts of New Zealand and Australia, is the first work to identify the kangaroo by name, and contains splendid engravings by the expedition's official artist - and incidentally the first professional artist to set foot on Australian soil. Parkinson, the son of a Quaker brewer of Edinburgh, was apprenticed to a draper when his ability for drawing "flowers, fruits and other objects of natural history" first attracted the attention of Sir Joseph Banks. Banks engaged him as botanical artist on the first voyage, during which he produced an enormous number of magnificent botanical and natural history drawings of Tahiti, New Zealand, and Australia. At the end of the voyage, en route from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope, Parkinson died of a fever.Parkinson's journal of the voyage is plain and unaffected, and in the words of its editor "its only ornament is truth, and its best recommendation characteristic of himself, its genuine simplicity". Curiously, as the botanical drawings were retained by Banks, none of his botanical drawings appears in his own account, and not until recent years has the world at large learned of Parkinson's genius as a botanical artist. Provenance: From the Library of the Inner Temple, London. A few leaves lightly spotted, light offsetting from some plates.

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        Weimar. - Stadtplan. - "Plan von der Fürstlich. Saechsischen Residenz Stadt Weimar".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Kupferstich, koloriert, 1784. Von Franz Ludwig Güssefeld. 41,4 x 52,5 cm (Darstellung) / 51 x 61 cm (Blatt). Mittig oberhalb der Darstellung mit "Plan von der Fürstlich. Saechsischen Residenz Stadt Weimar, aufgenommen von F. L. Güssefeld, und zu finden bey denen Homaennischen Erben in Nürnberg. 1784. Mit Kaiserl. Allergnad. Privilegio" betitelt. Links innerhalb der Darstellung mit Legende A-Z; a-z; aa-dd; 1-109 und Erläuterungen versehen. - Sehr detaillierter Stadtplan von Weimar mit der Stadtmauer sowie der angrenzenden Bebauung und Parkanlagen. - Blatt etwas gebräunt und im Randbereich berieben sowie leicht knickspurig. Geringe Randläsuren. Mit original Verlagsbugfalte. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Franz Ludwig Güssefeld (1744 Osterburg - 1807 Weimar). Deutscher Kartograf. Assistierte zunächst Baudirektor Hahn in Königsberg in Preußen bei der Vermessung des Netze-Bruches. Wurde sodann Forstrat in Sachsen-Weimar. Seit 1773 lieferte ihm Anton Friedrich Büsching geografische Daten. Zeitgleich erschien seine Karte von Brandenburg im Verlag Homanns Erben, für den er nahezu 100 Karten schuf. Seine Karten waren für die Zeit außerordentlich exakt und machten ihn zu einem der angesehensten deutschen Kartografen der 2. Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts. Ab 1808 arbeitete er für das Landes-Industrie-Comptoir und Geographische Institut von Bertuch in Weimar. Sprache: Deutsch

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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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        La scienza della legislazione.Milano, presso Giuseppe Galeazzi regio stampatore, 1784-91.

      Milano, presso Giuseppe Galeazzi regio stampatore 1784-91 - Dodici parti rilegati in tre volumi di cm. 19,5, pp. 208; 150 + 1 c.b.; 157 (1) + 1 c.b.; 143 (1); 164; 184; 228; 144; 189 (1) + 1 c.b.; 138 (2); 96 [su 100!] (2); 127 (1). Legatura ottocentesca (ma di poco posteriore) in mezza pelle con titoli in oro su tasselli rossi e filetti dorati al dorso; tagli spruzzati. Mancano ab origine le ultime due carte (antecedenti l'indice invece presente) dell'undicesima parte dedicata alla religione. Sporadiche macchiette (a p. 5 della prima parte alcune parole di testo risultano interessate), trascurabili segni del tempo alla legatura, peraltro esemplare nel complesso fresco e ben conservato. Gaetano Filangieri (1752-1788), celebre pensatore politico napoletano "concepì il disegno di ridurre la legislazione a unità di scienza normativa, e lo tradusse poi in atto nella Scienza della legislazione (8 voll., 1780, 1783, 1785, 1791). L'opera propugna assennate riforme in materia di procedura penale, combatte la feudalità, auspica un sistema di educazione pubblica d'ispirazione platonico-rousseauiana, pone l'esigenza di una codificazione delle leggi. In economia il F., sotto l'influsso, oltre che di Genovesi, di Verri e dei fisiocratici, convinto dell'importanza fondamentale dell'agricoltura, propugnò la rimozione di ogni ostacolo giuridico, fiscale ed economico al suo sviluppo e alla libertà del commercio dei suoi prodotti e sostenne l'imposta unica sul prodotto della terra. Tutte queste proposte, conformi ai postulati fondamentali dell'illuminismo, soprattutto francese (mentre l'omaggio reso a Vico risulta in fondo esteriore), spiegano la fortuna che arrise all'opera del F. per oltre un quarantennio, e le traduzioni che se ne fecero in tedesco, francese, spagnolo, inglese e svedese, nonché le polemiche che l'accolsero (tra l'altro, nel 1784 fu posta all'Indice). All'opera del F., inoltre, si richiamarono gli uomini del 1799 per promuovere le riforme che solo in parte riuscirono a realizzare" (cfr. la voce F. nell'Enciclopedia Treccani). Prima edizione milanese nonché edizione definitiva (completa quindi della quinta parte sulla religione cui sono aggiunte le Note giustificative dei fatti). Cfr. Gamba, 2586: "l'opera è di tale Italiano, cui andranno sempre debitrici le scienze economiche e legislative"; Edizioni giuridiche in lingua italiana; II,3, p. 1135; Iccu. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Lettres d'un cultivateur américain, écrites à W. S. ecuyer, depuis l'Année 1770, jusqu'à 1781. Traduit de l'Anglois [par l'auteur, avec des lettres servant d'introduction par Lacretelle]

      Cuchet 1784 - 2 volumes in-8 (198 x 124 mm)de XXIV, IV, 422 pp.ch., 1 f.n.ch. pour le premier volume ; 2 ff.n.ch., IV, 400 pp.ch., 1 f.n.ch. pour le second ; veau fauve marbré, dos à nerfs, compartiments ornés de fleurons et petits fers, pièces de titre et de tomaison de maroquin rouge et olive, filet à froid encadrant les plats, filet doré sur les coupes, tranches marbrées (reliure de l'époque). Sabin, 17496 ; Howes, C883 ; Monaghan, 502 ; INED, p. 561. Édition originale en français. Exemplaire de premier tirage, avec les errata. L'une des meilleures descriptions de l'Amérique au début de l'Indépendance, avec des considérations sur les mœurs, les migrations, l'esclavage, etc. "Certainly one of the chief works of literature, in an edition quite different than its London predecessor, and one of the most important observations on America during the era of the Revolution" (William Reese). L'ouvrage avait d'abord paru à Londres, en anglais, en 1784. Pour cette première édition française, l'auteur-traducteur a considérablement modifié son texte, l'augmentant d'un volume et renforçant sa tonalité pro-américaine et anti-britannique. "On y trouve des indications concrètes sur la vie des fermiers, sur la dureté des contacts avec les Indiens, sur les craintes suscitées par la révolution américaine dans des régions éloignées et peu sûres, aussi bien que sur la chasse à la baleine dans l'île de Nantucket, sur les serpents et les oiseaux-mouches. La rudesse, dont Crèvecoeur fit lui-même l'expérience, est volontairement gommée pour donner une image plus idyllique des mœurs américaines. Mais, au-delà de ces tableaux champêtres, Crèvecoeur a eu l'intuition que du sol américain naissait un être nouveau. Les Lettres ont véhiculé l'American dream, exalté la marche vers l'Ouest et popularisé, sans le nommer, le melting-pot, le creuset dans lequel se forme l'Américain, idée promise ultérieurement à un grand succès" (Dictionnaire des œuvres). Bel exemplaire, agréablement relié à l'époque ; quelques faibles rousseurs. Ex-libris "Bibliothèque du château d'Oberhofen", avec cote et emplacement à l'encre brune. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Teatro critico universal o discursos varios en todo genero de materias para desengaño de errores comunes.(9 tomos)

      En La Imprenta De Benito Coscullela, Impresor y Mercader De Libros, En Pamplona 1784 - Nueva impresion, en la qual van puestas las adiciones del suplemento en sus lugares. Año 1784 - 1786. Tomo 1: 416 pp. (pequeña falta en margen superior de guarda); Tomo 2: 245 pp. Tomo 3:396 pp. Tomo 4: 479 pp. Tomo 5: 432 pp. Tomo 6: 419 pp. Tomo 7: 446 pp. Tomo 8: 115 pp. Tomo 9: 431 pp. (pequeña falta en margen guarda posterior). Pasta española, lomo con dorados, tejuelos, cortes tintados. Puntos de oxido en algunos tomos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Essay on the Treatment and Conversion of African Slaves in the British Sugar Colonies

      James Phillips, London 1784 - Book condition: very good, very scarce original 1784 printing handsomely rebound in full leather, Chapter I: of the various ranks in social life, II: the advancement of slaves would augment their social importance, III: the advancement of slaves must accompany their religious importance, IV: natural capacity of African slaves vindicated and V: plan for the improvement and conversion of African slaves, beautifully rebound in full leather the spine features five trim bands and a red title block with brilliant gilt lettering, new pastedowns and endpapers, the original pages show light to moderate foxing throughout with a repair to the top of the original ffep, all text quite legible, binding tight, 298 pages followed by errata page with note in pen and page of two other books by author, 5.5 X 8.5 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [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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