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        Feldzug in Holland 1672 unter dem Kommando des Herzogs von Luxemburg (2 Bände),

      Potsdam, Horvath, 1784/87. - enthält die Briefe dieses großen Generals, des Herzogs von Düras, der Herren von Chamilly, und anderer Generale der französischen Armeen, an den Herrn Marquis von Louvois, nebst den Antworten dieses Staats-Krieges-Sekretärs, seine Unterhandlungen in Deutschland, und verschiedene Relationen von Belagerungen und Schlachten .aus den in der Französischen Hof-Krieges-Kanzelei befindlichen Originalien herausgegeben und übersetzt. 192 Seiten; 2 Blatt, 322 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Interimsbroschur der Zeit, 26,5 x 22 cm, Einbände angestaubt, Rücken mit kleinen Fehlstellen, noch unaufgeschnitten, innen etwas gebräunt. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat H. Carlsen]
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        Les Amours de Léandre et de Héro; Poëme de Muée le Grammairien; traduit de grec en françcois, avec le texte. [With:] Héro et Leandre, poeme en quatre chants, suivi de poesies diverses par P. Denne Baron, Troisième édition. Paris, 1806

      Chez Nyon Lejeune, Place des Quatre Nations, Paris 1784 - Frontispiece by Delaunay after Cochin (bound after the Advertissement) and extra-illustrated with 8 plates (2 in 2 states, one on China paper) and one original pencil sketch. ix, [1], 45; xx, 168 pp. (the first title with parallel text in Greek and French). 1 vols. 12mo. Later 19th-century full crimson morocco, a.e.g., by Café, with small oval leather ex libris of James Hartmann and engraved bookplate of Emmanuel Martin. Joints rubbed Frontispiece by Delaunay after Cochin (bound after the Advertissement) and extra-illustrated with 8 plates (2 in 2 states, one on China paper) and one original pencil sketch. ix, [1], 45; xx, 168 pp. (the first title with parallel text in Greek and French). 1 vols. 12mo

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        Reise nach dem Vorgebirge der guten Hoffnung, den südlichen Polarländern und um die Welt, hauptsächlich aber in den Ländern der Hottentotten und Kaffern in den Jahren 1772 bis 1776. Aus dem Schwedischen frei übersetzt von Christian Heinrich Groskurd. Herausgegeben und mit einer Vorrede begleitet von Georg Forster.

      Berlin, Haude und Spener 1784; EA; ca 20x12 cm; (28) 626 Seiten mit 14 teils gefaltete (davon 1 Karte) Kupfertafeln; dekorativer Halbledereinband d. Zt. mit 2 farbigen Rückenschildern (Einband gering bestoßen mit kleiner [kaum sichtbarer] Reparaturstelle am oberen Kapital hinten, die Karte mit alt unterlegtem Einriß im Faltungsknick; sonst gutes Exemplar in einem ansprechendem Einband)Versand D: 5,00 EUR Afrika; Polargebiete; Südafrika

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        FONTANA (Felice)

      1784 1187 - Paris, Chez Nyon l'aîné, 1784, in-8, (4)-264 pages, veau marbré de l'époque, dos à nerfs et fleuronné à l'imitation, tranches rouges, Première édition française des lettres de Felice Fontana (1730-1805), professeur, physicien de la cour de Florence, directeur du cabinet royal de physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Florence au palais Pitti. L'ouvrage relate une série d'expériences et de découvertes scientifiques, et traite plus particulièrement de la combustion. "The topics covered include respiration, compressibility of gases, solidity and fluidity of bodies, heat, calcination, thermometers, etc" (Cole n° 449-450). Une annotation manuscrite postérieure au verso du faux-titre : "Plaidoyer pour le phlogistique (.) la théorie de la respiration". Bon exemplaire. Cachet annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris. Rares rousseurs. Duveen p. 224 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Nachricht von einigen Häusern des Geschlechts der von Schlieffen oder Schlieben vor Alters Slivin oder Slivingen.

      Cassel, Waisenhaus-Buchdruckerei, 1784. 4°. 25,5 cm. Titelblatt, [3] Blatt, 282, IV, XVI Seiten, Seiten 283 - 472, 200 Seiten (Beilage 1-100), [1] Blatt (Druckfehler). Ganzlederband der Zeit mit reicher Goldprägung, goldgeprägter Rückentitel auf rotem Lederschildchen. Erste Ausgabe. Mit 19 Kupfertafeln (10 Wappen, 19 Stammtafeln). Einband berieben, bestoßen, Blätter teils wenig stockfleckig. Gutes Exemplar. First edition. With 19 copper engravings. Contemporary full leather binding. Cover rubbed, bumped, few pages lightly foxy. Good copy. Versand D: 4,90 EUR Adel, Adelsgeschichte / history of aristocracy; Biografie / Biographie / biography

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Lenzen GbR]
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        The Old English Baron. A Gothic Story. A New Edition.

      London: Charles Dilly 1784 - 12mo. (16 x 11cm.). pp.xii+263. Contemporary calf, spine with raised bands, gilt rules, gilt floral devices repeated in the compartments, red label with gilt lettering, floral patterned endpapers, old ownership initials (R.P.?) in faint ms. to title. A very clean fresh copy. First published anonymously, "By the editor of The Phœnix", in 1777 as 'The Champion of Virtue', a new edition appeared in 1778 under this revised title and in Reeve's own name. A third edition (titled Second Edition) appeared in 1780 with a new dedication dated Sept. 1, 1780, to Mrs. Bridgen, daughter of Samuel Richardson. This effectively the fourth edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        La Véritable manière d'instruire les sourds et muets, confirmée par une longue expérience.

      Paris, Nyon l'aîné, 1784. - In-12, 24pp., 343pp., 5pp., un tableau dépliant. Trois parties en un volume. Usures et salissures à la page de titre. Vélin de réemploi, réemboitage récent. Première édition sous ce titre, en réalité troisième édition revue et corrigée de l"Institution des Sourds & Muets publiée auparavant. L'ouvrage forme, comme l'on sait, le livre majeur de l'abbé de l'Epée (1712-1789), pionnier de l'éducation des sourds-muets non seulement en France, mais dans toute l'Europe. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Description d'une partie de la Vallée de Montmorenci, Et de ses agréables Jardins, Ornée de Gravures.

      chez Moutard, A Tempé, Et se trouve à Paris 1784 - In-8 de 1 feuillet blanc, IV-43 pp., 19 planches dont 3 dépliantes, basane racinée, doublée de toile de Jouy au ballon, dos lisse orné de fers au ballon, pièce de titre rouge, tête dorée, non rogné (reliure ancienne). Recueil de planches donnant la description du somptueux jardin de Mme la contesse d'Albon et du comte Claude-François-Camille d?Albon : Cascade d?Esope, le Bosquet de l?Amitié, fontaines, chutes d'eau, chalet suisse, colonne érigée en l'honneur de Mirabeau, monument dédié à Guillaume Tell, etc. Une planche représente l'ascencion en ballon de Franconville du 16 janvier 1784, qui fut décrite par Rivarol, puis reprise par Faujas de Saint-Fond : Ballon de Franconville. L'expérience de Franconville est la première réalisée pour étudier le comportement des animaux pendant un voyage dans les airs : il y avait pour passagers deux cochons d'Inde et un lapin, qui furent malgré le grand froid, retrouvés en vie. 19 planches par Marie de Lussy, E. Le Pagellet, gravées par Le Pagelet et BenoIt. Ces curieuses planches avaient d'abord paru dans un petit recueil publié la même année, intitulé : Vue des Monumens construits dans les jardins de Franconville-La-Garenne, appartenans à Madame La Comtesse d?Albon, Gravées d?après ses Dessins & ceux de M. de Lussi. « Ces jardins, dans le genre anglais, étaient tellement remarquables par leur beauté, qu?on a publié Vues des monuments construits dans les jardins de Franconville-la-Garenne » (Michaud). Bon exemplaire. Cohen - De Ricci, 624 ; Sander, 1169 ; Ganay, 117.

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        Tal mit altem Kastell.

      - Radierung und Crayonmanier, 1784, nach einer Zeichnung von Jan van der Meer d.J. (1656-1705), auf Bütten, verso mit dem Künstlerzeichen (Lugt 2725). 18,3:28,7 cm. Radiert von Ploos‘ Werkstattgehilfen Cornelis Brouwer (tätig zwischen 1781-1802. Provenienz: Sammlung Dr. O. Mascha, Wien Lugt 1904; Sammlung J. Kudema, Wien, Lugt 1626a. Literatur: Wurzbach und Laurentius/Niemeijer 40. Publiziert 1786. Ploos van Amstel gelang es um 1758 nach zahlreichen und langwierigen graphischen Versuchen, Zeichnungen täuschend ähnlich zu reproduzieren. Die Vorlage zum vorliegenden Blatt von H. Averkamp (1585 - nach 1663) befindet sich heute in der Teyler-Stiftung in Haarlem.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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        Vie du Marechal Duc de Villars

      chez Moutard 1784 - - chez Moutard, à Paris 1784, 4 tomes en 4 Vol. in-12 (10x17,2cm), (4) xvj, 468pp. (2) et (4) 580pp. (2) et (4) 483pp. (1) et (4) 388pp. (5), reliés. - Edition originale, illustrée d'un portrait en médaillon au frontispice et de 4 plans dépliants de batailles. Reliures en pleine basane marbrée tabac d'époque. Dos lisse orné à la grotesque de chevrons. Pièce de titre et de tomaison en maroquin fauve. frise d'encadrement sur les plats. Un manque au mors supérieur en queue. Un trou sur le dos du tome 3 et sur celui du tome 1. Frottemennts en coiffes. Coins émoussés. Un cahier ressorti au tome 1, un autre au tome 3. Bon exemplaire, assez décoratif. Une édition des Mémoires de Villars par l'abbé de Montgon fut publiée en 1739, mais elle est très incomplète, ne reposant que sur la copie d'un seul manuscrit et sur des relevés de gazettes. Le Maréchal de Castries et le Marquis de Vogué firent appel à Anquetil pour restituer des mémoires authentiques et fiables et rendre justice à l'un des plus grand généraux de Louis XIV ; ils lui prêtèrent à cette fin 142 cahiers de mémoires de 32p. in-folio, et 14 volumes de lettres. Anquetil s'attela donc à un vaste travail de compilation et fit parler le Duc à la première personne, en s'aidant des lettres. L'ensemble des documents fut ensuite déposé à la bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève. Tampon bleu Bibliothèque Christian Kieher sur les pages de garde. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, illustrated with a medallion portrait frontispiece and (4) xvj, 468pp. (2) et (4) 580pp. (2) et (4) 483pp. (1) et (4) 388pp. (5) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Theoria Generationis Et Fructificationis Plantarum Cryptogamicarum Linnaei

      Academiae Imper. Scientiarum, Petersburg 1784 - 4to. Contemporary red morocco. Raised bands and panels on spine with gilt floral patterns and separate black leather title in gilt. Covers have single gilt border. All edges gilt. This is a very clean and bright copy. Collation:164p. + 37 engraved plates in contemporary color. First three plates have damp staining on upper right third. The copper engraved plates were done by Hedwig and coloring most likely by J. S. Capieux Hedwig was a German bryologist who received his doctor of medicine at Leipzig in 1759 where he later became professr of botany and director of the botanic garden. This is one of Hedwig's major works discussing his theories on the generation and fruiting of mosses, liverworts and mushrooms and equisetum. Although he missed the aspect of spores in mushrooms coming from the gills for new plants, his critical analysis of morphology of the different plant groups and their progeny is noteworthy. . (Brunnet III, p. 78; Nissen, 832; Pritzel, 3879) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beobachtungen über die Natur, Arten, Ursachen und Verhütung des Wahnsinns oder der Tollheit. Aus dem Englischen von J.C.G. Ackermann

      Leipzig Jacobäer, 1784-1788 (2 Bände in 1 Band). 8°, PappBand der Zeit, Rückenschild, beschabt, unbeschnitten, mehrere Stempel; X, 256 S., 3 Bl.; 5 Bl., 372 S., 1 Bl. deutsche EA, selten! Arnold (1742-1816) war Besitzer eines großen \"private madhouse\" in Leicester und auch erster Arzt im öffentlichen Leicester Lunatic Asylum. LEIGH 56ff.: \"This book represents a real advance and ... marks the beginning of a new phase in the development of psychiatry, the rise of the professional psychiatrist\". HUNTER/MACALPINE 467ff.: \"Historically Arnold‘s importance was that he attempted a new classification of insanity by mental symptoms drawn with some care and exactness immediately from nature. (His) attention to clinical detail and his thorough historical survey set an entirely new standard of scientific scholarship in psychiatric literature\". LEIBBRAND/WETTLEY 348ff.; GARRISON/MORTON 4920 (zur engl. EA). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Psychiatrie, Psychiatriegeschichte, psychiatry

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        A piece of copper flashing from the roof of George Washington's mansion at Mount Vernon.

      [Mount Vernon], n.d.. 7.75" x 3". "A triangular sheet of copper, 7.75"" x 3"", bearing a penciled notation on one side: ""Roof Mt Vernon"" and a number, ""No 220"" accomplished in ink on the same side at one corner. Copper was a preferred material to reinforce roofs against the weather. Mount Vernon's roof was a continual concern for Washington. In 1784 he complained that the mansion was ""plagued with leaks at a Cupula, etc."" and later advised his nephew in repairing the cupola: ""Let particular care be used to putty, or put copper on all the joints to prevent the leaking & rotting of the wood as it will be difficult & expensive to repair it hereafter."" (George Washington to William Hamilton, April 6, 1784, in Fitzpatrick, ed., Writings; G.W. to George Augustine Washington, August 12, 1787, George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799, Series 8a). From the collection of Dr. Weldon E. Petz, a well-known and avid collector from Michigan. Offered with a letter of provenance. "

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        Plan von der Fürstlich. Sächsischen Residenz Stadt Weimar. Plan aus der Vogelschau, gemessen im Jahre 1784. Mit Legende A-Z; a-z; aa-dd; 1-109. Meilenzeiger.

      Homann- Erben,, Nürnberg, 1784 - Altkolorierter Kupferstich. Nürnberg, Homann- Erben, 1784. 43,5x52,7. Sprache: DE

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        The Antiquities of England and Wales, New Edition, complete in 7 volumes

      Hooper & Wigstead, 1784, Half-Leather, Book Condition: Fair. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, London: Hooper & Wigstead No. 212 High Holborn; Stockdale, Picadilly. New Edition. 7 vols. of 8; not included is Volume 8, the supplement volume. Undated but several plates dated 1784 or earlier. These volumes presumed issued serially about 1784 to 1787. 11.5 x 9 inches. Bound in medium brown half calf and marbled paper boards, the leather very desiccated and with disintegration at the spine heads and tails and at the corners. With much rubbing to the paper boards. Several pages in each volume considerably browned. Additionally some intermittent browning, foxing, damp-staining and offsetting. The foxing ranges from almost non-existent to light to moderate. The 160 page preface to the work in volume 1 and its addenda include comments on castles, monasteries, architecture, Domesday Book and druidical monuments. The county index follows and continues in the subsequent volumes, detailing much interesting information regarding the antiquities of each county. Engraved vignette title-pages, frontispieces, half-page county maps, and engraved plates (many folding). A few of the county maps are hand-colored. The fold-out map at the beginning of Vol. 7, An Index Map to the Antiquities of England and Wales Shewing the Situation of Every Building Described in this Work, is immensely clean and free of tears, indeed almost pristine. Handsome 20th century B&W bookplate of the American character actor Edward Everett Horton to the front pastedowns. A Fair Only copy. Worthy of rebinding and conservation; priced accordingly.

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        Les amours de Léandre et de Héro, poème de Musée le Grammairien traduit du grec en français [par La Porte du Theil] avec le texte

      - Paris, Nyon Le Jeune, 1784. In-12, front.(2)-X-45p. Belle édition bilingue de ce classique, avec un joli frontispice de Cochin gravé par Delaunay jeune. Un des rares exemplaires sur papier de Hollande, signalés par Cohen (416), qui a été réglé, probablement à la reliure (XIXe). Reliure plein veau glacé havane (XIXe), pièce de titre maroquin noir, dos à nerfs, filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Défauts minimes à la reliure, rousseurs anecdotiques. Superbe exemplaire sur beau papier dans une élégante reliure [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        OBSERVATIONS SUR LE GOUVERNEMENT ET LES LOIX DES ÉTATS- UNIS D'AMERIQUE

      Amsterdam, 1784. [bound with:] [Jay, John]: EXTRAIT DU JOURNAL DE LECTURE, No. XXXVII. LETTRE CIRCULAIRE DU CONGRÈS DES ÉTATS UNIS D'AMÉRIQUE A SES CONSTITUANTS. [Paris. 1779?]. [2],26pp. [with:] [French Drama]: LA PAIX DE 1782 OU LE BOWL DE PUNCH DE MASTER OLIVER DREAMER. London. 1782. 47pp. First two titles 12mo., third title octavo. Contemporary calf, gilt, spine gilt with floral design. Binding rubbed and worn, chipped at head of spine. Internally fine. These three titles, printed in French but produced throughout Europe, all touch on the American Revolution and its aftermath. Mably's work consists of four letters written to John Adams, then the American Minister to Holland, on the government, laws, and political divisions in the United States. One of the letters deals specifically with Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Georgia. The second item is a circular letter from the Congress of the United States of America to their constituents on the subject of raising funds for the public debt, and is signed in print by John Jay, Sept. 13, 1779. Herein Jay outlines the fiscal state of the infant nation, in particular light of the growing war debt. In the United States the letter was ordered to be printed and distributed to the numerous parishes throughout the nation, to be read by the several ministers at the close of religious services. Jay implores the populace to maintain its resolve, and to be wary of insidious reports that the new government is failing. This French printing, likely produced to reassure the French shortly after they entered the Revolution on the American side, is extremely rare. OCLC locates only one copy, at the University of Pennsylvania. That copy, however, is printed in an octavo format, as opposed to the duodecimo format as in the present copy. The third title consists of a farcical French drama touching on the American Revolution.

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        Beschreibung von Guiana oder der wilden Küste in Südamerika.

      - Erster (einziger) Theil. Mit einer Vorrede und Zusätzen von J. E. Fabri. Unger, Bln. 1784. XIV S., 1 Bl. 472 S. mit 5 gefaltet. gest. Karten. Ppbd. d. Zt. mit rotem, geprägtem Rückenschild. Einband etwas angeschmutzt, teils etwas gebräunt, alter handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag auf vorderem flieg. Vorsatz. Gutes Exemplar. – Erste und einzige deutsche Ausgabe, sehr selten.Enthält eine Karte mehr als bei Sabin angegeben. Der Verfasser war Direktor der Niederländisch Ostindischen-Kompanie, ein sehr angesehener Mann, dem alle Archive und Quellen zur Verfügung standen. Hilfreich waren auch die Papiere seines Vaters, der 25 Jahre als "Direktor an der Societätstafel zu Surinam" tätig war. – Die erste Karte zeigt den Flusslauf des Oriniko und des Amazonas, 3 der Karten zeigen die Flussgebiete der drei Guayanas, die letzte Surinam; in ihr sind die dortigen Plantagen eingezeichnet. – Sabin 30713; MNE I, 302. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Distribucion de los premios concedidos por el rey nuestro señor a los discipulos de las nobles artes.

      Joaquin Ibarra, Madrid 1784 - "DISTRIBUCION DE LOS PREMIOS CONCEDIDOS POR EL REY NUESTRO SEÑOR A LOS DISCIPULOS DE LAS NOBLES ARTES, HECHA POR LA REAL ACADEMIA DE SAN FERNANDO EN LA JUNTA PUBLICA DE 17 DE JULIO DE 1784". 2h + 109p. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Herrn von Buffons allgemeine Naturgeschichte.

      Joseph Georg Traßler, Troppau /85 1784. 7 Bände, 393 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer und 4 gefalteten Kupfertafeln (davon 2 Karten) - 457 S. mit Titelkupfer - 473 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer - 428 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer und 7 gefalteten Kupfertafeln - 458 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer und 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln - 442 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer und 6 gefalteten Kupfertafeln - 352 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer. Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel, Rücken leicht aufgehellt, Papier nur vereinzelt minimal braunfleckig, Vorsatz mit Wachssiegel (ais der Bibliothek Graf Carl von Esterhazy), insgesamt sehr gutes und sauberes Exemplar,Versand D: 5,00 EUR Biologie, Geographie, Zoologie

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        1784 Acts & Laws of Connecticut Colonial Americana Timothy Green LAW Politics

      New London Connecticut : Timothy Green, 1784. - 1784 Acts & Laws of Connecticut Colonial Americana Timothy Green LAW Politics Owned by Declaration of Independence SIGNER Timothy Green was the premier colonial American printer. We find other examples of this same title for sale elsewhere for $4,000! This collection of laws was authorized by colonial legislature but was not completed until 1753. Main author: United States, Connecticut Title: Acts and laws of the state of Connecticut in America Published: New London Connecticut : Timothy Green, 1784. Language: English Famous Provenance: The present copy of these Acts comes first from the collection Samuel Huntington, signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of Connecticut (1786-1796); and later John Turner Wait (1811-99), a prominent attorney from Norwich who served as a Republican representative from Connecticut in Congress from 1876 to 1887. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 315 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: New London : Timothy Green, 1784. Size: ~11.5in X 7in (29cm x 17.5cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Icones Plantarvm Medicinalivm. Centvria I [ - VI]. [Bis hierhin alles in Versalien] Abbildungen von Arzneygewächsen. Erstes [bis Sechstes] Hundert. Zweyte Auflage. Nürnberg, auf Kosten der Raspischen Buchhandlung. 1784 [- 1790].

      Nürnberg, Raspe 1784..

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        ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. BEGUN AND HELD AT THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND, ON MONDAY THE THIRD DAY OF MAY, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY- FOUR. [bound with]: ACTS PASSED AT A GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA; BEGUN AND HELD AT THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND, ON MONDAY THE EIGHTEENTH DAY OF OCTOBER, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FOUR. [bound with]: IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, THURSDAY THE 30th OF DECEMBER 1784

      Richmond: Printed by J. Dunlap and J. Hayes, [1784-1785].. 23; [2],31; [4]pp. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Some light soiling and wear. Contemporary notations on each titlepage.Very good. Second work trimmed closely, affecting some page numbers and a line or two of text. Two leaves with an older tape repair. Final leaf silked with marginal loss. Good. The rare session laws for both sessions of the Virginia state legislature for 1784, together with the final two leaves containing bills involving customs administration for British shipping. Acts in the first session include acts concerning the appointment of delegates to Congress; acts for raising revenue; an act giving Congress extra powers for a limited time to help regulate the commercial interests of the new country; as well as numerous others necessary to the business of a new state. The second session includes acts establishing courts of assize; an act for improving the navigation of the James River; numerous acts on revenue; and others. Most notable is "An Act punishing certain offences injurious to the tranquility of this Commonwealth," which deals with incursions into Indian lands beyond Virginia's boundaries, forbidding the committing of crimes beyond the state's borders and laying out punishments thereof. There is also an act establishing the town of Louisville, Kentucky, and "An Act for vesting in George Washington, Esq; a certain interest in the Companies established for opening and extending the navigation of the Potowmack and James Rivers." The final two leaves are a separate imprint containing two acts concerning British shipping. The first of these is entitled "An Act for enabling the British merchants to recover their debts from the citizens of this Commonwealth." The second, the text of which comprises three full pages, is entitled "A bill intitutled An Act to amend the several Acts of Assembly concerning naval officers and ascertaining their fees and duties payable on goods imported into this state." ^All three are very rare and known in only a handful of copies. EVANS 18858, 19348. ESTC W14111, W14156, W38640. BRISTOL B2611. SHIPTON & MOONEY 44826.

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        Atlas to CookÂ’s Third Voyage.

      n.p, n.d. (but London, 1784). Folio. This is the original issue of the atlas to CookÂ’s Voyages, which was published with the three volumes of text narrating CookÂ’s third voyage. It is complete with two folding maps and sixty-one plates. See Beddie 1543. Holmes p. 51. The large folding maps are fresh and crisp, in very good condition. Most of the plates show scattered foxing around their outer edges, with the image clean. Each plate still has its tissue guard. Bound in old calf over marbled boards, with spine labels and gilt decoration on the backstrip, much worn. Front cover detached but present.

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        Cupid disarm?d by Euphrosine. Metatasio Vol. 7. From the Original Picture in the Possession of George Boioles Esqr.

      Westminster, T. Burke, 1784, - 33 x 34 cm, gravure au pointillé coloriée, encadrement en bois dorée (51 x 52 cm). Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807), peintre suisse est née à Coire, elle est l'une des plus fameuses femmes portraitistes du XVIIIe siècle.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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         Pharmacorum omnium quae quidem in usu sunt, conficiendorum ratio. Vulgo vocant dispensatorium pharmacopolarum... Nürnberg, Johannes Petreius, [1546]. With: (2) DIOSCORIDES, Pedanius, Jean RUEL (translator) and Walther Hermann RYFF (editor) . De medicinali materia libri sex. Frankfurt am Main, Christian Egenolff, [dedication 1 September 1543]. With Egenolff's woodcut printer's device on title-page (repeated on last page) and hundreds of woodcut botanical illustrations in text. Folio (28.5 x 19 cm). 2 works in 1 volume. Contemporary blindtooled half-pigskin over beechwood boards and 1 (of 2) clasps. .

      Ad 1: Durling 1026; VD16, C5115 (2 copies); Worldcat (5 copies); ad 2: Adams D663; VD16 D2004; Wellcome I, 1784. Ad 1: Rare first edition of the first official standard pharmacopeia. In 1542, the Nürnberg city council asked the doctor and botanist Valerius Cordus (1515-1544) to prepare an official selection of medical recipes for the use of the city's apothecaries. It remained unpublished at his premature death, but in 1546 the famous printer Johannes Petreius published the first edition. From that moment on the Nürnberg pharmacists were obliged to follow Cordus's recipes. Their colleagues from other cities quickly adopted it as well, the demand leading Petreius to publish a smaller edition in quarto. Many editions followe into the 17th century, setting an international standard.Ad 2: One of the first two illustrated editions, both published in 1543, of the most important botanical book up to the 16th century. De materia medica is both an encyclopedia and a pharmacopeia, discussing the medicinal properties of plants and animals and giving instructions for the preparation of medicines using them. This edition of a 16th century Latin translation is illustrated with hundreds of woodcuts illustrating the plants and animals. Most of these were previously used in the Kreuterbuch (1543).With bookplate and a number of extensive contemporary annotations in German and Latin. Lacking the 10-page addendum containing notes by Adam Lonitzer and with wormholes in the first and last 50 pp. leading to some loss of text. The boards with numerous wormholes and a few chips, lacking the lower clasp, strap and anchor plate..

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        Gesamtans., darunter Erklärungen von 1 - 22, "Plan von Gemona einer Gränzstadt im Venetianischen Friaul".

      - Kupferstich ( anonym ) b. Johann Justus Gebauer, 1784, 19 x 44 Nicht bei Fauser. - Seltene Ansicht.

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        Discours over de Militie van den Staat der Vereenigde Nederlanden. WAARBIJ: Korte Inhoud van een Discours over de Regering der Vereenigde Nederlanden en van de Hooge Collegien in dezelve in het breede, in gesteld door den Heer Simon van Slingeland, eerst Secretaris van de Raaden van Staaten der Vereenigde Nederlanden, namaals Thesaurier generaal van dezelve, en laatst Raadpensionaris van de Provincie van Holland en Westvriesland. WAARBIJ: Discours over de Constitutie der Vergadering van de Hoog. Mogende Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden. En over de materie en form van haare deliberatien. Opgesteld in het Jaar 1719 door den Raad Pensionaris van Slingeland. WAARBIJ: Memorie over het redres der saaken van de Admiraliteit. WAAR

      z.n. z.j. - HANDSCHRIFT, 2 banden, (6) 330, (8) 152 p., (1) 84 fol., 43, 110, 35 p. Origineel Perkament, Folio (verschillende werken van Simon van Slingelandt, met de hand gekopieerd uit zijn 'Staatkundige Geschriften' uitgegeven in het jaar 1784. Het handschrift is van verschillende personen, waarschijnlijk geschreven eind achttiende eeuw, en goed leesbaar. Simon van Slingelandt 1664-1736, was van 1690 tot 1725 secretaris van de Raad van State. Van 1725 tot 1727 was hij thesaurier-generaal van de Republiek. In 1727 werd hij tot raadpensionaris van het gewest Holland benoemd. Als raadpensionaris van Holland bevond hij zich in het centrum van de macht van de Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden. Van Slingelandt was een republikein en wilde de Oranje-Nassaus uit de centrale macht houden. Hij was een sterk voorstander voor een alliantie met Groot-Brittannië, anders, geloofde hij, dat de Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden niet zou overleven. Hij moest bij zijn aantreden echter beloven geen hervormingen door te voeren. Van Slingelandt bemiddelde in 1731 tussen Groot-Brittannië en Oostenrijk in 1736 en tussen Frankrijk en Oostenrijk. In beide gevallen speelde hij een belangrijke rol bij het bewerkstelligen van de vrede tussen de twee partijen. Zijn denkbeelden werden in de generaties na zijn dood overgenomen door de Patriotten. In 1784-5 werden zijn Staatkundige geschriften uitgegeven. Dezen hebben aan het einde van de achttiende eeuw veel invloed gehad.)

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        Onomatologia curiosa artificiosa et magica. Oder natürliches Zauber-Lexicon, in welchem vieles Nüitzliche und Angenehme aus der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre und natürlichen Magie nach alphabetischer Ordnung vorgetragen worden. Dritte Auflage. Mit gestochener Titelvignette, Textvignetten u. 1 gefalt. Tabelle im Anhang. Zweispaltiger Druck. Schöner Einband auf 5 Bünde; mit Rückenschildchen u. -vergoldung. Roter Schnitt

      Nürnberg: auf Kosten der Raspischen Buchhandlung 1784 HLDr. der Zeit, [10]+1744 Seiten, 8°, Einband leicht berieben und abgegriffen; Kanten und Ecken etwas beschabt, Rückendeckel beim Gelenk teilweise geplatzt, Besitzeranmerkungen mit Buntstift auf Titelblatt und Vorsatz, sonst sehr guter Zustand.Alte Drucke, Naturlehre

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        De vyf colom-orden, met derzelver deuren en poorten. Welëer door wijlen - Uit den beroemden Venetiaanschen-boumeester Vincent Scamozzi in minuten overgebracht, en nu Met verklaringen en benamingen der hooft- en Onder-deelen, Leeden enz. als mede met

      Amsterdam, J. B. Elwe, Boekverkooper,, 1784.. 1784. 110 p. with elaborately engrd. title and XLVIII (except for one double-page unnumbered plate) numbered full-page engrd. plates, a full-page scale and several other (some) smaller engrd. figures, all in the text. One plate (a bit protruding, cut onto the margin of the plate; however no loss). Contemporary hfroan over mrbld. boards. Small folio. Spine quite worn, boards rbbd. & shaved. Rather rare. * Reimpression of the title "Bouworde van de vyf colom-orden...." etc. by BOSBOOM (16; see Bierens de Haan, p. 36, 2nd. column.

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        Opmuntring til mine Medborgere om Deeltagelse i Canal-Handelen. (Kopenhagen, Schultz, 1784). 89 S. Mit gestoch. Titel u. 3 (von 4) gefalt. Kupfertaf. 4°. Interimsbrosch. d. Zt. (Rücken fehlt).

       1784 Kat. d. SH Landesbibliothek, S. 658; zum Autor: Kordes 45.- Seltene dänische Ausgabe von der \'Aufforderung an meine Mitbürger zur Teilnehmung an dem Canal-Handel\'.- Werbeschrift für den Handel auf dem Eiderkanal, welcher 1777-1784 gebaut wurde. Georg Bruyn war von 1760 bis 1808 ersterBürgermeister von Schleswig.- Mit Ansichten der Schleuse, Lage des Kanals, der östlichen Mündung und der Schleusenanlage.- Tafel 2 fehlt, von der Tafel 3 \'Prospect der Östlichen Mündung...\' fehlt das rechte Drittel.- Stempel und Besitzvermerk von alter Hand auf Titel, durchgehend schwacher Feuchtrand.- Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Der Teutsche Merkur vom Jahre 1784. Erstes und zweytes Vierteljahr in einem Band. Jänner - März. April - Junius).

      Weimar 1784. 1. Aufl. S. 1 - 288, S. 1 - 288. Anzeigen des Merkur I- XCVI. Mit 2 gest. Titelvignetten u. 6 gefalt. Notenblättern v. Siegm. Freyherr von Senckendorff. S. mit Rotschnitt. OHalbleder auf 5 Bünden u. Lederecken m. Rückenschild u. Rückenvergold. 17x11 cm. - KEIN REPRINT! - Ebd. berieben, Buchecken und -kanten etw. bestoßen, Vor-, Nachsatz u. Titelei mit Leimschatten, wenige S. u. Notenblätter etw. wasserrandig, -- Aus dem Inhalt: \"Nachricht von einer neuen Rechen-Maschine, welche Herr Ingenieur-Hauptmann Müller zu Darmstadt in abgewichnem Jahre erfunden hat\". Autor: Merck, J.H.; \"Moriz, ein kleiner Roman\". Autor: Schulz, F.; \"Clelia und Sinibald\". Autor: Wieland, C.M.; \"Die Aeronauten oder fortgesetzte Nachrichten von den Versuchen mit der Aerostatischen Kugel\". Autor: Wieland, C.M.; \"Beschreibung einer Reise nach dem Vorgebirge der guten Hofnung und seines Aufenthalts in den Ländern der Hottentotten und Kaffern\". Autor: Sparrmann, A.; \"Briefe an den Herrn Professor Toaldo zu Padua von dem Höhenrauch des vergangenen Jahres zu Neapel und in Calabrien\". Autor: Torcia, M.; \"Kinderstreich meiner Phantasie\". Autor: Schulz, F.; \"DellaTorre, G.M.: Geschichte und Naturbegebenheiten des Vesuvs, von den ältesten Zeiten bis zum Jahre 1779. Altenburg: Richter 1783.: Rezension\" Autor: Bertuch, F.J.; \"Schreiben an den H.d.T.M. die Montgolfierischen Versuche mit dem Luftball betreffend\". Autor: C-, J.F.; \"Moriz, ein kleiner Roman\". Autor: Schulz, F. und weitere Beiträge. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Literatur, Zeitschrift

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        TABULA GEOGRAPHICA GENERALIS IMPERII RUSSICI AD NORMAM NOVISSIMARUM OBSERVATIONUM ASTRONOMICARUM CONCINNATA A JOH. TRESCOTIO ET JAC. SCHMIDIO.

      Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1784.Handcoloured engraved map by Remondini (3 leaves pasted together), with large title-cartouche with Catherine II, gliding on clouds, together with quadrant and globe and a putti measuring the spread of the empire; a second large cartouche, flown over by the Russian eagle with laurel-wreath, sceptre and trumpet, with Mercury and Athena with Catherine herself looking at a map of her conquests during the Russo-Turkish war (1768-74) in front of the silhouette of Petersburg and with a three-master, surrounded with medley war material; and with a landscape-cartouche with rocky steppe, obelisk with an 'E' crowned with laurels (the first letter of Catherine's name in Russian); and double miles indicator. 63 x 139 cm.A fine large scale map detailing the expanse of the Russian Empire under Catherine the Great, stretching from Poland to Kamchatka and the Aleutian Islands, by the mapmakers Jakob F.Schmidt and Ivan Fomic Treskot. This map is based upon a 3 sheet map of similar size, engraved in St. Petersburg by K. Frolov, E. Khudiakov, and N. Zubkov in 1776. - (Two small holes restored). - Fine.Bagrow, Russian Cartography to 1800, p.195.

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        Almanach für Kaufleute auf das Jahr 1784 (=Vortitel) / Handbuch für Kaufleute (=Innentitel).

      S. L. Crusius, Leipzig: 1784 - 1. Aufl., einziger Jahrgang. Leipzig: S. L. Crusius 1784, (Gr.-8°) Titel (m. hübscher Kupfervignette), 6 Bll. (Kalendarium), Innentitel (m. hübscher Kupfervignette), 5 Bll. (Vorrede), 408 S. (ausführliche Städtebeschreibungen); 1 Bl., 232 S. (Fuhrwesen, Handlungswesen, Zolltarife, Postwesen in Österreich, Handelsnachrichten), 128 S. (Wechselkurs-Tabellen) u. 2 gefalt. Routenkarten. Zeitgenöss. schlichter marmor. Pappband. Unbeschnittenes Exemplar, etwas eselsohrig, sonst gut erhalten. Sehr selten. * Die vorliegende, außerordentlich detailreiche und präzise Beschreibung der Oeconomie, des Fuhrwesens und des Zustandes der diversen Straßen(-typen) im Harz und um den Harz herum ist ein "erster Versuch, den gegenwärtigen Zustand des Fabrik- und Handlungswesens von Deutschland zu beschreiben". Der Autor A. F. W. Crome (Sengwarden b. Oldenburg 1754-1833 Rödelheim b. Frankfurt/M.), ein Neffe des berühmten Theologen und Geographen Anton Friedrich Büsching, war zunächst Theologe und widmete sich bald den Kameralwissenschaften. Als Lehrer wirkte er am Bismarck'schen Gut in Schönhausen/Altmark, an den Francke'schen Stiftungen in Halle und am Philathropinum in Dessau. In Berlin verkehrte er mit führenden Köpfen der Aufklärung wie Moses Mendelssohn und Friedrich Nicolai. 1782 veröffentlichte er eine vielbeachtete und mehrfach aufgelegte "Producten-Karte von Europa". In Göttingen wurde ihm der Ehrendoktor verliehen, 1787 erhielt er eine Professur für Kameralwissenschaften in Gießen. Seine Francophilie während der napoleonischen Besetzung Deutschlands sowie seine Beratertätigkeit für General Bernadotte (dem späteren König von Schweden) brachten ihm heftige Kritik deutscher Patrioten wie Joseph Görres, Feldmarschall Blücher und August v. Kotzebue ein. Der vorliegende Band ist in folgende Abschnitte gegliedert: 1) 47 wichtige Fabrik- und Handelsstädte in Deutschland (von Aachen bis Zürich, S. 1-408); 2) Vom deutschen Fuhrwesen; Fabrik- und Handlungswesen in den k.u.k. Staaten; Zolltarif für alle Häfen und Grenzzollämter im europ. Rußland; Zustand des Handels auf der Donau, im Schwarzen Meer und an der österr. Adriaküste; Die Große Post und Diligence in Österreich; Die Kleine Post in Wien (S. 167-182); Handelsnachrichten und Edicte zum Fabrik- u. Handklungswesen in verschiedenen europ. Staaten; 3) Bequeme Reductionstabellen der europ. Münzen (Wechselkurse). Die zwei auf Buchformat gefalteten, grenzkolorierten Kupferstichkarten (in englischer Streifenmanier, guter Druck auf stärkerem Papier) zeigen: Reise-Karte von Leipzig nach Magdeburg / Reise-Karte von Magdeburg nach Lüneburg (je 43 x 36 bzw. 48 x 36 cm; mit Angabe der Distanzen in Reisestunden, der Postwechsel, der Zölle, der Kosten pro Pferd). Die Karten tragen keine Stechersignatur. Die hübschen (wiederholten) Titelvignetten stach Chr. G. Geyser (1742-1803), der als Stecher auch an der Producten-Karte beteiligt war. Zeitgenöss. schlichter marmor. Pappband. Unbeschnittenes Exemplar, etwas eselsohrig, sonst gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rapport des commissaires de la Société royale de médecine . . . du magnetisme animal. Octavo edition.

      Paris, 1784. [2], 47pp. 217 x 143 mm. (untrimmed). Modern half cloth. Some foxing and dampstaining expecially to last few leaves, several early marginal corrections. First edition. The report of the second commission appointed by the French government to investigate animal magnetism. This commission, made up of five members of the Société Royale de Médecine, also condemned mesmerism, but its report was less influential than that of the first commission. As with the report of the first commission, an octavo edition of the second commission's report was published in the same year. One of the members of the second commission, Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu, disagreed with the commission's findings and published his own report on the investigation. Norman M130.

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        CODEX DIPLOMATICUS CIVITATIS, et ecclesiae bergomatis a canonico Mario Lupo eiusdem ecclesiae primicenio digestus notis, et animaduersionibus illustratus. Volumen primum (- secundum).

      ex typographia Vincentii Antoine, 1784-1799, Bergamo, - 2 gr. voll. in folio (mm. 435x275), pp. XXXII, (2), 368 col., (4), 1096 col. (2); (4), 8, 1467 col., solida leg. cartonato coevo con tit. manoscritti ai d. Con 7 gr. tavv. inc. in rame disegnate da Giovan Francesco Lucchini (architetto che a Bergamo progettò il Teatro Riccardi). Gr. testat. e capilett. in rame inc. da Domenico Cagnoni e Girolamo Cattaneo. Il secondo volume, rarissimo perchè pubblicato a 15 anni di distanza dal primo, contiene il commento e le aggiunte all’opera del Lupo a cura di Giuseppe Ronchetti. Sacerdote e studioso di storia medievale, il Lupo (1720-1789) divenne nel 1746 canonico della Cattedrale di Bergamo e iniziò la sua impresa di revisione dei manoscritti, codici e pergamene dell’Archivio Capitolare e ne iniziò la trascrizione in ordine cronologico dando inizio ad una prima bozza dell’opera che fu poi da lui pubblicata solo nel 1784, dopo una lunga revisione e approfondimenti nei maggiori archivi lombardi, anche presso biblioteche private nobiliari; infine il secondo tomo fu edito postumo del Ronchetti, autore anche di una biografia del Lupo. Gallizioli (Dell’origine della stampa. in Bergamo, 1786) ricorda come il Codex fu l’opera più importante edita dalla piccola stamperia locale di Vincenzo Antoine attiva dal 1777 in Borgo San Leonardo a Bergamo. Opera rarissima, da anni non compare sul mercato librario, e ritenuta rara da tutte le bibliografie consultate. Ronchetti Giuseppe, Memorie intorno la vita e gli scritti di Mons. Mario Lupo, 1845. Bibliotheca Historica Italica – Catalogo Libreria Hoepli, 1897, vol. I, n.718: "Molto raro, il 2° vol. specialmente, essendone stati dispersi quasi tutti gli esemplari dagli eredi dell’Autore – L.90". Lozzi, Biblioteca Istorica., I, n.334, nota: "Rarissima". G.M. Finazzi, Del Codice diplomatico bergomense., 1857. DBI (Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani), vol.66. Gallizioli, Dell’origine della stampa. in Bergamo, 1786, p.34. Esemplare in eccezionale stato di conservazione, in barbe e su carta forte. [091]

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        A DISCOVERY OF SUBTERRANEAN TREASURE: CONTAINING USEFUL EXPLORATIONS, CONCERNING ALL MANNER OF MINES AND MINERALS, FROM THE GOLD TO THE COAL; WITH PLAIN DIRECTIONS AND RULES FOR THE FINDING OF THEM IN ALL KINGDOMS AND COUNTRIES. IN WHICH THE ART OF MELTING, REFINING, AND ASSAYING THEM IS PLAINLY DECLARED

      Philadelphia, 1784. 20th-century three-quarter red morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Binding lightly edgeworn. Previous owner's name stamped on three fly leaves. Titlepage tanned, with a tear in the foredge (not affecting text). Text generally quite clean. Good plus. The scarce first American edition of this 17th-century manual for the finding and refining of metals. Some consideration is given to the geologic processes leading up to the formation of deposits (Noah's Flood is called in frequently to explain the then inexplicable) and the potential for discovery in diverse places, including the Americas: "for these Mines [in New-England, Virginia, Bermuda, Peru, etc.] if they prove rich, would yield more gain in one year, than their Tobacco, and such trifles would yield in their whole lives." "Contains some interesting notices of the gold and silver mines in Peru, New England, Virginia, the Bermudas, and other parts of America. The author gives a receipt by which he claims to have produced pure gold, but at a cost greater than its value. He finally died in the streets of London of starvation" - Sabin.

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        L' Empereur recoit les hmmages des Peuples vaincus des différentes Horder des Heleuths, des Pourouths, des Faugonuths, des Iourgouths et des Mahométans de la petìte Buckarie

      chez l' Auteur de l'Académie des Arts de Lille en Flandre et chez M. Ponce 1784 L' Empereur recoit les hmmages des Peuples vaincus des différentes Horder des Heleuths, des Pourouths, des Faugonuths, des Iourgouths et des Mahométans de la petìte Buckarie, Année 1760. (Conquètes de Kien Loung). Isidore Stanislas Helman. Paris, chez l' Auteur de l'Académie des Arts de Lille en Flandre et chez M. Ponce, 1784. Bellissima incisione originale con cornice in legno.

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        Gesamtansicht über den Main, im Vordergrund Segelschiff, Boot und Floß, links der Mainkran mit Lastkähnen und eine Schiffsbrücke.

      - Tuschefederzeichnung in braun mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet v. unsigniert, v. 1784, 36 x 74 Fein ausgeführte Tuschefederzeichnung. - Am Rand kleine Restaurationsspuren. - Teilweise etwas fleckig. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Recueil d'estampes représentant les différents évenemens de la guerre qui a procuré l'indépendance aux Etats unis de l'Amérique.

      Paris, Ponce et Godefroy, (1784). - Oblong-4to. With 16 engraved plates. Later dark blue half morocco. First edition. - Some foxing and browning to margins otherwise a very good, wide-margined copy.

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        Beschreibung der Versuche mit den aerostatischen Maschinen der Herren von Montgolfier nebst verschiedenen zu dieser Materie gehörigen Abhandlung. Aus dem Französischen. Nebst acht Kupfertafeln.

      Weidmanns Erben und Reich,, Leipzig, 1784 - Leipzig, Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1784. 8°. XXXIV u. 268 S. m. gestochemem Frontispiz (dieses etwas gebräunt) u. 7 gefalteten (Kupferstich-)Karten. Halbleder der Zeit m. Rückengoldpr. u. goldgepr. Rückenlederschild. 5 Bünde. Lederecken. Buntpapierbezug. Farbschnitt. Buntpapier-Vorsätze. Einband m. starkem Abrieb an Rücken und Kanten, Ecken bestossen, vorderes Einbandgelenk angeplatzt u. dadurch der vordere Einbanddeckel angelockert. Innen sauber. Halbleder der Zeit m. Rückengoldpr. u. goldgepr. Rückenlederschild. 5 Bünde. Lederecken. Buntpapierbezug. Farbschnitt. Buntpapier-Vorsätze. Einband m. starkem Abrieb an Rücken und Kanten, Ecken bestossen, vorderes Einbandgelenk angeplatzt u. dadurch der vordere Einbanddeckel angelockert. Innen sauber. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A General Chart Exhibiting the Discoveries made by Captn James Cook in this and his two preceding Voyages; with the Tracks of the Ships under his Command by Lieut Heny Roberts of His Majesty's Royal Navy

      Dublin:: United Company of Booksellers, by Christr. Byrne,. 1784.. Maps. Very good overall. The general chart for a Dublin edition of Cook's Voyages, re-engraved & printed by the Byrne family. A very impressive and unusual map, as the Irish editions are very often found without maps. The very bright impression, on high quality laid paper, persuades us that this is an early pull from this plate, most likely the 1784 Dublin edition, Beddie 1546. All three of Cook's voyages' tracks are marked with dates. Neatly flattened, backed on acid-free tissue, some old folds strengthened. 35 x 22.8 inches, with full margins.

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        Storia di Russia tratta da croniche originali, da monumenti autentici e da più illustri storici della nazione. Opera tradotta dall'original francese di m. Levesque. Tomo I - VI

      presso Domenico Costantini,, Venezia, 1784 - In (20,2x13,5 cm); 6 tomi: 369, (3) pp., 319, (1) pp., 372 pp., 370, (2) pp., 296 [i. e. 304], 366, (2) pp. Legature coeve editoriali in cartoncino editoriale molle, titolo manoscritto da mano coeva al dorso. Un leggerissimo alone al margine basso bianco delle ultime 7 carte del primo volume, ininfluente e nel complesso esemplare in ottime condizioni di conservazione ad ampi margini ed ancora in barbe. Alla prima carta bianca del primo volume antica nota di possesso privata datata 1800 "Di me Niccolé Co: Batti:ala del Co: Niccolè" Prima assai rara edizione italiana, ancor più rara a trovarsi completa di tutti i volumi ed in queste ottime condizioni di conservazione, di una delle più celebri storia della Russia scritte nel settecento. La prima edizione accoluta uscì in Francia nel 1782. Pierre-Charles Levesque (1736-1812) compilò l'opera in numerosi anni basandosi su un imponente apparato documentale rintracciato negli archivi pietroburghesi dove risedette per più di 7 anni chiamato da Caterina II su segnalazione diretta di Diderot per tenere una cattedra Universitaria prima e nella Scuola Cadetti poi. L'opera ebbe subito grande successo ed ebbe grande importanza per far conoscere alle corti dell'Europa occidentale la realtà russa ed il grande potenziale del paese. Ancora oggi questa storia è considerata di grande valore ed attendibilità tanto da venir ancora ristampata. Proprio sulla scorta degli insegnamenti di Diderot e degli enciclopedisti Levesque non si accontenta di citare una fonte ma ne analizza l'attendibilità rintracciando ogni volta la fonte primaria. Opera rarissima.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Antonio Zanfrognini]
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        A LETTER FROM PHOCION TO THE CONSIDERATE CITIZENS OF NEW- YORK, ON THE POLITICS OF THE TIMES, IN CONSEQUENCE OF THE PEACE

      Philadelphia, 1784. Modern green half morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Light to moderate foxing and soiling. Very good. One of two Philadelphia editions of this influential political tract, after the first New York printing of the same year. Here Hamilton argues some of the points that were to become Federalist creed: compliance with the 1783 peace treaty with the British, an end to attacks on Tories and Tory property, and the submission of the states to the central authority of the United States. It is Hamilton's third political tract, his first two appearing in 1774 and 1775. "This impression contains, Letters on the stage, pp.13-15, and a List of books, 1 page, added by Robert Bell, and probably marks a second edition" - Evans. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. UNDERTAKEN BY THE COMMAND OF HIS MAJESTY, FOR MAKING DISCOVERIES IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

      Dublin, 1784. Contemporary calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Extremities lightly worn, slight wear to spine end and hinges, volume one expertly rebacked, with original spine laid down. Minor occasional foxing. A very good set. First Dublin edition of the official account of Cook's third and final voyage, including text on the exploration of Hawaii and the west coasts of America, Canada, and Alaska. The third voyage was undertaken to continue the British survey of the Pacific, but most particularly to search for a northwest passage from the western side. Sailing in 1776, the expedition called at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society islands, then sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands. They then thoroughly explored and charted the Northwest Coast from the Bering Straits along the coast of Alaska and Canada, as far south as present northern California. Returning to Hawaii in 1778, the expedition was at first received warmly; but after departing and being forced to return to repair a mast, trouble developed which led to a tragic series of events in which the great navigator was killed. However, the expedition pressed on under Clerke and then Gore, and explored the coasts of Siberia and Kamchatka before returning to England in 1780. Forbes calls this work "arguably the single most important book on the Hawaiian islands." The Dublin edition was issued both with and without the plates; this copy is the issue with the plates, which is considerably more desirable and difficult to come by.

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        Alphabetum Armenum. Cum Oratione Dominicali, Salutatione Angelica, initio Evangelii S. Iohannis et Cantico Poenitentiae.

      Rome, Sac. Congreg. de Propaganda Fide, 1784. - 8vo. 32 pp. With woodcut printer's device to title page. Modern half calf. Brief introduction to the Armenian language for Catholic missionaries. "A reissue of the 1673 edition. The specimen includes a figurated woodcut alphabet and a cursive alphabet which does not seem to be cast but rather woodcut" (Smitskamp). Contains three Armenian alphabet tables as well as the Lord's Prayer, the Ave Maria, extracts from the Gospel of John, and an Act of Contrition in Armenian. - "The best known products of the Propaganda Press, apart from its missals, grammars, and dictionaries, are the Alphabeta" (Smitskamp 193). This is, perhaps, litte surprise, for the missionaries sent forth to all parts of the globe by the Roman see through the Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, founded by Pope Gregory XV in 1622 for the purpose of spreading the Catholic interpretation of the Gospel, depended on language study textbooks such as these. The production of such alphabets was taken up as early as 1630 and was not discontinued until the early years of the 18th century; in 1812 the Congregation's in-house printing office was dissolved. - A good, nearly unbrowned copy. Smitskamp 211. Graesse I, 85.

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        Canon Missae ad usum Episcoporum, ac Praelatorum Solemniter, vel private Celebrantium

      hardcover. Printed in red & black, with 13 copperplates by Suor Isabella Piccini, numerous engr. initials and tailpieces. Thin tall folio, full cont. red morocco, richly gilt- tooled with garlands & fan-shaped corners, back gilt, g.e. Venetiis: Balleoniana, 1784.

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