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        Etudes de la nature , tomes 1 et 2, 1784, Edition Originale

      Imprimerie de Monsieur 1784 - Contenu : Etudes 1 à 11. Illustrations tome 1 : frontispice représentant Philocles dans l’ Ile de Samos par JM Moreau le jeune, 1 planche dépliable représentant l’ hémisphère atlantique. Illustrations tome 2 : Trois planches pliables de botanique : fleurs à réverbères, feuilles avec aqueduc et fruits volatils des végétaux de montagne, feuilles sans aqueduc et fruits nautiques des végétaux de rivage. Edition Originale de 1784 par l’ imprimerie de monsieur chez Didot, reliures demi cuir avec des dos à cinq nerfs ornés de pièces de titre et tomaison gravés à l’ or fin , format in 12, 1161 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Variae lectiones Veteris Testamenti, ex immensa mss. editorumq. codicum congerie haustae et ad Samar. textum, ad vetustiss. versiones, ad accuratiores sacrae criticae fontes ac leges examinatae [and] Scholia critica in v.t. libros seu supplementa ad varias sacri textus lectiones

      Parmae: Ex Regio typographeo Folio (I & II: 29.8 cm, 11.75"; III: 28.8 cm, 11.25"). 5 vols. in 3. I: [8], clx, 116, xiv, [2], 264 pp. II: viii, [2], 268, xxxii, [2], 242 (pp. 241/42 misbound), [16] pp. III: xvi, 144 pp.. 1784?-88 First edition of a landmark collection of variant readings of the Old Testament, assembled by an Italian Christian Hebraist who taught Oriental languages at the University of Parma. Synthesizing typographical, bibliographical, and textual scholarship, De Rossi brought together more findings from both Masoretic manuscripts and old printed editions than anyone had before him; and the result was printed by Bodoni in double columns within wide margins using Hebrew, roman, and italic types. The first four books close with Specimen ineditae et hexaplaris Bibliorum versionis Syro-Estranghelae cum Simplici atque utriusque fontibus Graeco et Hebraeo collatae cum duplici lat. vers. ac notis, and the final volume adds the Scholia critica in V.T. libros seu supplementa ad varias sacri textus lectiones. Provenance: Bookplate of the Rev. Dr. Samuel Farmar Jarvis, historian and author of A Discourse on the Religion of the Indian Tribes of North America, The Colonies of Heaven, and A Chronological Introduction to the History of the Church. Binding on vols. I?-IV: Contemporary calf, covers framed and panelled in blind rolls with original leather cracked, chipping, and darkened (III?-IV especially severely); rebacked, spines with gilt-stamped title, gilt-dotted raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment decorations. Hinges (inside) reinforced. Binding on the Scholia: Recent, full period-style calf framed and panelled in blind rolls; spine with gilt-stamped title, gilt-dotted raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment decorations. All title-pages with very old institutional rubber-stamps; early portions of vol. I with lightly pencilled annotations and bracketing, and vol. II with small pencilled marks of emphasis. Old soft corner creases or mild cockling variously throughout to vols. I?-IV and, where these things (or a natural paper flaw) are most notable, a grey soil has entered at the loose or open places to mark the margins at their edges. Otherwise, scattered light foxing, golden, not brown, and the occasional old spill (e.g., I Samuel) or smudge only. Not "fresh" — but substantial, impressive, wide-margined, and with its lovely typography still lovely.

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        "THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK" Kolorierter Kupferstich von F. Bartolozzi und W. Byrne nach J. Webber. Erschienen "1. Jan. 1784". 43:58,5 cm. Mit schmalem Rand um die Darstellung und unterhalb der Schrift. An einer Seite zusätzlich etwas angerändert. - Im Handarbeitspassepartout.

      1784. Die erste gedruckte Darstellung der Ermordung James Cooks, der während seiner dritten Südsee-Expedition auf Hawaii von den Inselbewohnern getötet wurde.James Cook befand sich auf dem Höhepunkt seines Ruhms, als er während seiner dritten Pazifikreise im Januar 1779 abermals die Hawaii-Inseln ansteuerte, die er erst ein Jahr zuvor entdeckt hatte. Anfangs waren die Beziehungen zwischen den Europäern und der einheimischen Bevölkerung friedlich, doch kam es in der Folgezeit, wohl verursacht durch unangemessenes Verhalten von Cooks Mannschaft, zu immer größeren Spannungen und auch gewalttätigen Vorfällen. Am 14. Februar 1779 wurde Cook im Verlauf einer eskalierenden Auseinandersetzung am Strand der Kealakekua-Bucht auf Hawaii von hinten erstochen.Der Künstler John Webber (1751-1793) war offizieller Zeichner auf dieser Reise und schuf mit der Darstellung dieses Ereignisses eine Ikone zum Mythos "James Cook".Das vorliegende Exemplar vollständig, einschließlich der Verlegeranschrift unter dem Schriftblock.Sehr seltenes Kapitalblatt, das als die gesuchteste Abbildung zu den Reisen James Cooks gilt..

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        Variae lectiones Veteris Testamenti, ex immensa mss. editorumq. codicum congerie haustae et ad Samar. textum, ad vetustiss. versiones, ad accuratiores sacrae criticae fontes ac leges examinatae [and] Scholia critica in v.t. libros seu supplementa ad varias sacri textus lectiones

      Parmae: Ex Regio typographeo Folio (I & II: 29.8 cm, 11.75"; III: 28.8 cm, 11.25"). 5 vols. in 3. I: [8], clx, 116, xiv, [2], 264 pp. II: viii, [2], 268, xxxii, [2], 242 (pp. 241/42 misbound), [16] pp. III: xvi, 144 pp.. 1784–88 First edition of a landmark collection of variant readings of the Old Testament, assembled by an Italian Christian Hebraist who taught Oriental languages at the University of Parma. Synthesizing typographical, bibliographical, and textual scholarship, De Rossi brought together more findings from both Masoretic manuscripts and old printed editions than anyone had before him; and the result was printed by Bodoni in double columns within wide margins using Hebrew, roman, and italic types. The first four books close with Specimen ineditae et hexaplaris Bibliorum versionis Syro-Estranghelae cum Simplici atque utriusque fontibus Graeco et Hebraeo collatae cum duplici lat. vers. ac notis, and the final volume adds the Scholia critica in V.T. libros seu supplementa ad varias sacri textus lectiones. Provenance: Bookplate of the Rev. Dr. Samuel Farmar Jarvis, historian and author of A Discourse on the Religion of the Indian Tribes of North America, The Colonies of Heaven, and A Chronological Introduction to the History of the Church. Binding on vols. I–IV: Contemporary calf, covers framed and panelled in blind rolls with original leather cracked, chipping, and darkened (III–IV especially severely); rebacked, spines with gilt-stamped title, gilt-dotted raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment decorations. Hinges (inside) reinforced. Binding on the Scholia: Recent, full period-style calf framed and panelled in blind rolls; spine with gilt-stamped title, gilt-dotted raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment decorations. All title-pages with very old institutional rubber-stamps; early portions of vol. I with lightly pencilled annotations and bracketing, and vol. II with small pencilled marks of emphasis. Old soft corner creases or mild cockling variously throughout to vols. I–IV and, where these things (or a natural paper flaw) are most notable, a grey soil has entered at the loose or open places to mark the margins at their edges. Otherwise, scattered light foxing, golden, not brown, and the occasional old spill (e.g., I Samuel) or smudge only. Not "fresh" — but substantial, impressive, wide-margined, and with its lovely typography still lovely.

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         Oeuvres Nouvelle édition.

      à Londres. [Paris, Cazin], 1784, 7 vol. in 16, ill. d'un portrait gravé par Delvaux d'après Mignard, pl. veau porphyre éditeur, dos lisse orné, triple filet doré sur les plats, tr. dorées, bon exemplaire. Charmante édition Cazin exécutée avec beaucoup de soin. C'est une des productions de Cazin les plus rares. ¶ Elle a échappé à Brissart-Binet.

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        HAMILTON (A). Outlines of the Theory and Practice of Midwifery [with] SMELLIE (W). A Set of Anatomical Tables with Explanations, and an Abridgement of the Practice of Midwifery [with] Two Additional Tables. TWO KEY EARLY WORKS ON OBSTETRICS

      C. Elliot, Edinburgh, and G. Robinson, London, 1784 [first work] and C. Elliot, Edinburgh, 1785 [second work], 17842 works in 1 vol., 8vo., First Edition of the first work, on laid paper, with 41 fine engraved plates, with neat nineteenth century signature on title of first work, some light and occasional age-soiling (mainly marginal) to text, a few plates lightly age-soiled; contemporary calf, very neatly rebacked in calf to style, a very good, crisp copy.With 6pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end of first work.Dedicated to William Cullen, the first work is in effect a heavily revised version of Hamilton's 'Elements of Midwifery' (Edinburgh, 1775): 'as the work was therefore materially changed, it was common justice to the world and to himself to give some information of this change' (Preface).A dominating figure among obstetricians of the eighteenth century, Smellie published his 'Tables' in 1754 two years after his well-known 'Treatise'. The first and second editions contain 39 plates, 26 drawn by Rymsdyk and 13 probably by Smellie himself aided by Camper, later Professor of Anatomy at Amsterdam.These anatomical plates are far superior to any which had hitherto appeared; they give everywhere a masterly representation, true to nature, of the relations of the parts of the mother and child, and have perhaps achieved more in the spread of correct ideas of labour than all the books which have ever been written on the subject' (Spencer). In this edition the two extra plates depict new forms of midwifery forceps invented by Thomas Young of Edinburgh and John Evans of Oswestry.A fresh, crisp copy with unusually clean plates in sympathetically restored period binding.See Garrison & Morton 6154.1; Russell 754; Speert 457-468; Spencer 43-60; Thornton, (Jan van Rymsdyk) 10-21; Waller 9012. Grolier includes it in One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, 43b.

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        Geschichte des Fortgangs und Untergangs der Römischen Republik. Aus dem Englischen frey übersetzt und mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen begleitet von C. D. B. Leipzig: Reich 1784-1786.

      - Complete first German edition of Ferguson's 'History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic' (1783). The translator and commentator was Christian Daniel Beck (1757-1832), at this time a Leipzig professor of Greek and Latin, and later Rektor of Leipzig University. His personal library ran to 24,000 volumes. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 3 volumes in four, 8vo, xxviii, 452; xviii, 471; [iv], 528; xiv, 570 pp., all 6 engraved folding maps (1 torn at fold), contemporary half calf over pale boards, rubbed, spines (with slight creasing) richly gilt with avian motifs in compartments and contrasting labels, unobtrusive repair to one title-page, small worm trace in lower margin of first 10 leaves of fourth volume, ownership inscription dated 1811 and a more modern bookplate on front free endpapers, occasional light browning and minor spotting, generally a clean and attractive set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Augsburg, Johann Michael Probst, 1784.. Ca. 49 cm x 57 cm.. 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.

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        Die Kaffeesteuer.

      1784. Radierung, 1784, auf cremefarbenem Bütten. 14,8:19,7 cm. In der rechten unteren Ecke im Rand etwas angeschmutzt. Sehr guter und vollrandiger - wohl etwas späterer - Abdruck des seltenen Blattes. Literatur: Friedländer 2; Mackowsky 4; Ausst. Katalog: A. Griffiths/F. Carey, German Printmaking in the Age of Goethe. London, British Museum, 1994, Nr. 28, Abb. S. 69.. Die Druckgraphik nutzte der Bildhauer Schadow als Instrument, um seinen gesellschaftlichen Anschauungen auf meist humorvolle Art Ausdruck zu verleihen. Bei dem vorliegenden Blatt spielt er auf die von Friedrich II. vorgenommene Einführung der Kaffeesteuer an, von der der Adel, die Offiziere und weite Teile der sogenannten Bourgeoisie befreit waren. Damit sollte garantiert werden, daß der Genuß des Kaffees weiterhinn ein Privileg der gehobenen Gesellschaftskreise blieb.

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        Acts of the Eighth General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, 1783-1784

      Trenton: Printed by Isaac Collins, Printer to the State. 1784. First. First edition. Stitched folio sheets, untrimmed. 72, [1]pp., with a Table on the last page. Signed by Robert Stockton on the title page. The upper right corner margins of the title and first text page is torn away, light worming to the last leaf, else a good sound copy. Prints the proceedings "At a Session begun at Trenton the 28th Day of October, 1783, and continued until the 24th Day of December following. Very scarce in the trade. Evans 18633, ESTC W25882. .

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        Das graue Ungeheuer. Band 1 bis 9 und Band 11 = 10 Bände (von 12).

      (Nürnberg, Felßecker) 1784-1787.. Je Band ca. 360 Seiten. Einheitlich gebundene Reihe von 9 Bänden: kl.8° Halbleder d.Zt. mit RSchild. - Band 1 abweichend: kl.8° Pappband d.Zt. mit RSchild (Vorderdeckel mit Feuchtschaden, innen ordentlich). - Nur wenig gebräunt oder fleckig. Gut erhaltene Reihe. * Pro Band zu drei Nummern: Nro. 1-27 und Nro. 31-33 (= 30 von 36 Nummern). Originalausgabe eines der bedeutendsten Organe der Aufklärung am Vorabend der Französischen Revolution. Der Herausgeber und Autor Wekhrlin (1739-1792) zählt zu den engagiertesten unter den deutschen Publizisten seiner Zeit. Seine politisch-satirischen Beiträge, sein Eintreten für Meinungs- und Pressefreiheit, bürgerliche Gleichheit, Toleranz und soziale Gerechtigkeit brachten ihm Verhaftungen und lebenslange Verfolgung ein. Das Journal, in dem Wekhrlin von vielen Korrespondenten unterstützt wird, behandelt politische, philosophische und soziale Fragen mit intellektueller Schärfe, Witz und großer Offenheit. Es enthält zahlreiche Sottisen auf die damaligen Zustände - nicht nur in Deutschland. - Mit den Beilagen zu Band 6: "Meine Geschichte und Apologie, ein Beitrag zur Illuminatengeschichte von Freiherrn von Meggenhoffen. 1786"; 1 Kupfertafel (Seeschlange). - Wohlerhaltenes Exemplar der selten vollständigen Reihe, die nach Wekhrlins Tod von Rebmann eine Fortsetzung erhielt.

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        Beschreibung der Stadt Leipzig MIT vielfach gefaltetet Plan von Leipzig

      Verlag Adam Friedrich Böhmen Leipzig Erscheinungsjahr 1784 - Format 8° XIV S. + 8 S. Inhaltverzeichnis + 528 S. + 1 Titelkupfer + der so oft fehlende vielfach gefaltetet Plan ( etwa 50 cm X 50 cm ) von Leipzig , mormorierter Schnitt , einige Vignetten ,illustriertes Titelblatt , Originalhalbleder mit Rückentitel, minimal bestoßen,sehr gutes Exemplar = laut Holzmann - Bohtta vollständig = selten !

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        Delineatio Episcopatus Osnabrugensis, olim jam ex conatibus Mascopii a Giga et Meuschenio postea emendatis in tabulis exhibita geographicis anno vero 1774 a L. B. de Busche [d. i. Georg Wilhelm von dem Bussche] et de Benoit [d. i. Francois Chretien de Benoit] ex dimensionibus suis descripta et novissime 1776 opera et studia accuratissime emendata.

      Augsburg, Lotter, 1784.. Alkolorierte Kupferstichkarte. Ca. 59 cm x 48 cm.. Seltene Karte des Erzbistums Osnabrück von Tobias Lotters Söhnen nach der von Chistian. L. Reinhold überarbeiteten Militärkarte des Georg Wilhelm von dem Bussche und des Francois Chretien de Benoit. Unter dem Kartenbild eine schöne Ansicht der Stadt Osnabrück. - Etw. gebräunt, kl. hinterlegter Randeinriss (ohne Bildverlust und nur ca. 3 mm Bildberührung).

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        Le Spectateur Americain, ou Remarques Generales sur l'Amerique Septentrionale et sur la Republique des Treize-Estats-Unis....[bound with:] Mandrillon, Recherches Philosophiques sur la Decouverte de l'Amerique, ou Discours sur Cette Question

      Amsterdam: Chez Les Héritiers E. van Harrevelt, 1784. First edition. Folding map and two folding tables. xvi, 128, 307; 91, [4] pp. 8vo. In a red half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. Contemporary half sheep and boards. Hinges cracked, spine heavily worn. Corners worn, extremities heavily rubbed. Map loose but present. Good and in original condition. Untrimmed. First edition of this work on the natural and political history of the American colonies.  "The author was desirous of being a member of the [Society of the] Cincinnati, and thought that Congress could take away the difficulty which prevented his membership" - Sabin.  The map is an attractive depiction of the thirteen states.

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        The Universal Magazine (of Knowledge and Pleasure). 1784 (July through December)

      London.: William Bent.. 1784.. Half-leather bound volume 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; 336 pp. plus Supplement (pp. 337-383) and 4 pp. index. Engraved bookplate by I.C. Berndt. Leather spine perished; abrasions to corners and boards; boards loose but holding; title page and first page of July number detached; contents in good clean condition. Volume contains 15 engraved plates, including 7 relating to Cook's Voyages, plus a folding map, "Chart of the NW Coast of America and NE Coast of Asia," 10 1/2 x 18 inches, in good condition (several breaks at folds; 1 inch tear entering image at left margin). The Universal Magazine published in serial form the account of Captain Cook's voyage to the Northern Hemisphere. A note in the July number states the account continues from the June Supplement. The narrative in the present volume continues through the death of Cook. Plates relating to the voyage are King and Woman of the Friendly Islands; Two Women of Otaheite; a Morai in Atooi; Man and Woman of Nootka Sound; Man and Woman of Prince Williams Sound; Man and Woman of Oonalashka; and a portrait of Cook. All but the portrait of Cook and the Morai plate are double images. The volume also includes a portrait of "Dr. (Samuel) Johnson" in recognition of "Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Late Dr. Samuel Johnson." Of further interest is an illustrated account of the first manned balloon flight in England, "Mr. Lunardi's Aerial Voyage" (an "inflammable air balloon" fitted with oars) from London to Hertfordshire, on which Lunardi had for companions "a dog, a cat, and two pigeons." The volume contains much of interest with content pertaining to literature, exploration, and a landmark in the history of flight. The volume would merit rehabilitation. .

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        Antichità romane de’Tempi della Republica, ". Titelblatt : Römische Altertümer zu Zeiten der Republik.

      1784 1784 - Radierung, 1748, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: Lilie im Doppelkreis (Hind 3). 24:35,7 cm. Titelblatt, der „Antichità romane de’tempi della Republica ". Abdruck der römischen Ausgabe, o.J., 1748. Literatur: Focillon 41; Hind 1; Taschen 81; Wilton-Ely 103. – Sehr kräftiger Abdruck mit vollem Rand, die Ränder leicht gebräunt. Giovanni Battista Piranesi erhielt als Sohn eines Steinmetzes in Venedig die Ausbildung zum Architekten am Magistrato delle Acque zuerst bei seinem Onkel Matteo Lucchesi, mit dem er jedoch einen Streit hatte und infolge die Ausbildung abbrach, dann bei G.A. Scalfurotto (1670-1764). Es folgte eine weitere Ausbildung zum Bühnenbildner und er wurde Schüler des Kupferstechers C. Zucchi (1721-1805). 1740 begleitete er als Zeichner Marco Froscarini, den venezianischen Gesandten beim Vatikan, nach Rom, wo er die römische Baukunst studierte. Hier machte er 1741 die Ausbildung zum Kupferstecher bei dem Vedutenzeichner G. Vasi (1710-1782). Aber auch mit Vasi kam es zu einem Streit, weshalb er ebenso die Ausbildung in dessen Werkstatt abbrach. Bereits zwei Jahre später veröffentlichte er seine erste Radierfolge mit Stadtansichten, „Prima parte di Architettura e Prospettive". Die folgenden Jahre bis 1747 hielt er sich meist in Venedig auf, wo er 1744 für kurze Zeit bei G.B. Tiepolo (1696-1770) arbeitete. Dann kehrte er nach Rom zurück, wo er ein Geschäft eröffnete. Bis 1774 gab er weitere Folgen von Veduten barocker und antiker römischer Denkmäler heraus, mit denen er rasch zu einem der berühmtesten Kupferstecher seiner Zeit avancierte. Piranesis Erforschung und Vermessung zahlreicher antiker Bauten Roms im Jahr 1756 führte zur Herausgabe der Ansichten römischer Altertümer in vier Bänden, die berühmte „Antichità romane". Im darauffolgenden Jahr wurde er Mitglied der Society of Antiquaries of London, 1761 der Accademia di San Luca. 1767 wurde er von Papst Clemens VIII. zum Ritter geschlagen.

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        A Voyage Toward the South Pole and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty?s Ships the Resolution and Adventure, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775

      Two vols. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1784. Two vols. 4to, xl, 378; (viii) pp. Complete with 64 plates per binder?s instructions including portrait frontispiece and all folding charts. Contemporary tree calf with gilt tooled borders, rebacked with panelled gilt backstrip, raised bands and black morocco labels. Occasional browning to margins of folding plates, plates 36 and 37 trimmed touching imprints, three charts each with a small closed tear, slight foxing to final 7 leaves of vol. 2., light wear to boards. A clean and attractive copy with the armorial bookplates of Robert Sherson (1736-1821), a prosperous doctor and apothecary in London and later of Fetcham in Surrey. Fourth edition of Cook?s second voyage. Charged by the Royal Society to prove or disprove the existence of a giant southern landmass, Cook's ship, HMS Resolution, accompanied by Furneaux in HMS Adventure, was the first to cross the Antarctic circle in January 1773. On the same voyage he circumnavigated the pole and subsequently crossed twice more, penetrating to 71 degrees south, further than anyone else for another fifty years. Cook records visits to many island chains including Easter Island, Tahiti, the Marquesas, the Tonga Islands, and describes in detail his encounters with the inhabitants. Cox I p.59. Hill I p.61 Sabin 16245.

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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

      Paris: Chez Nyon Lejeune, Place des Quatre Nations, 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.

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        Mémories et observations de chimie. Pour servir de suite aux Elémens de Chimie, publiés en 1782, par l' Auteur

      chez Cuchet, Paris 1784 - Mémories et observations de chimie. Pour servir de suite aux Elémens de Chimie, publiés en 1782, par l' Auteur. FOURCROY ANTOINE FRANCOIS, DE. Paris, chez Cuchet, 1784. In-8°, piena pelle coeva con fregi floreali e titolo in oro entro tassello. xvi, 447, 1 pp. con tre tavole fiori testo disegnate ed incise da Sellier. Prima edizione di questa importante raccolta di 27 saggi di chimica. Ottimo esemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Antichita romane de'Tempi della Republica, ". Titelblatt : Römische Altertümer zu Zeiten der Republik.

      1784. Radierung, 1748, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: Lilie im Doppelkreis (Hind 3). 24:35,7 cm. Titelblatt, der "Antichita romane de'tempi della Republica ". Abdruck der römischen Ausgabe, o.J., 1748. Literatur: Focillon 41; Hind 1; Taschen 81; Wilton-Ely 103. - Sehr kräftiger Abdruck mit vollem Rand, die Ränder leicht gebräunt.. Giovanni Battista Piranesi erhielt als Sohn eines Steinmetzes in Venedig die Ausbildung zum Architekten am Magistrato delle Acque zuerst bei seinem Onkel Matteo Lucchesi, mit dem er jedoch einen Streit hatte und infolge die Ausbildung abbrach, dann bei G.A. Scalfurotto (1670-1764). Es folgte eine weitere Ausbildung zum Bühnenbildner und er wurde Schüler des Kupferstechers C. Zucchi (1721-1805). 1740 begleitete er als Zeichner Marco Froscarini, den venezianischen Gesandten beim Vatikan, nach Rom, wo er die römische Baukunst studierte. Hier machte er 1741 die Ausbildung zum Kupferstecher bei dem Vedutenzeichner G. Vasi (1710-1782). Aber auch mit Vasi kam es zu einem Streit, weshalb er ebenso die Ausbildung in dessen Werkstatt abbrach. Bereits zwei Jahre später veröffentlichte er seine erste Radierfolge mit Stadtansichten, "Prima parte di Architettura e Prospettive". Die folgenden Jahre bis 1747 hielt er sich meist in Venedig auf, wo er 1744 für kurze Zeit bei G.B. Tiepolo (1696-1770) arbeitete. Dann kehrte er nach Rom zurück, wo er ein Geschäft eröffnete. Bis 1774 gab er weitere Folgen von Veduten barocker und antiker römischer Denkmäler heraus, mit denen er rasch zu einem der berühmtesten Kupferstecher seiner Zeit avancierte. Piranesis Erforschung und Vermessung zahlreicher antiker Bauten Roms im Jahr 1756 führte zur Herausgabe der Ansichten römischer Altertümer in vier Bänden, die berühmte "Antichita romane". Im darauffolgenden Jahr wurde er Mitglied der Society of Antiquaries of London, 1761 der Accademia di San Luca. 1767 wurde er von Papst Clemens VIII. zum Ritter geschlagen.

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        Acts of the Council and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey

      Tenton: Printed by Isaac Collins, 1784. First edition. 389, 28, 4, 4, 30 pp. 1 vols. Folio. Quarter calf and boards. Spine REBACKED, FOXING.

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        The Angler's Museum; or, The Whole Art of Float and Fly Fishing

      London: Printed for John Fielding, 1784. First edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece. 136 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary calf. Rebacked, preserving original spine. Paper flaw on B6 costing three letters. Fine. In calf-backed solander box. Shirley's name disappears from later editions. The portrait is that of John Kirby, "the celebrated fisherman," who was keeper of Newgate. Scarce.

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        An Account of the Musical Performances in Westminster-Abbey, and the Pantheon, May 26th, 27th, 29th; and June the 3rd, and 5th, 1784 in Commemoration of Handel

      London Printed for the Benefit of the Musical Fund; and sold by T. Payne and Son, at the Meuse-Gate; and G. Robinson, Pa. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and scuffed. Some foxing and age toning to prelims and rear eps. Several plates foxed otherwise contents bright First Edition Half leather black cloth cover 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9"). xvi, 56pp; 139pp. Engraved frontispiece and 7 plates.

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        Schreckenvolle Wassers Noth in den Vorsta dten der Stadt Wienn, A. 1784, den 28. Februari gegen 4. Uhr Abends, wuchse der Donau Fluss so sichtbar an, das eine Stunde nachhero, alle an der Donau liegende Vorsta dte, mit Wasser angefu llet wurde. Durch den Rothen Thurn liefe das Waßer sogar in die Stadt und machte den Kirchgraben und andere niedrige Straßen voll mit Waßer. In der Leopold Stadt war das Unglück noch weit größer, das Waßer stieg so hoch, daß man nicht anders als mit Kahnen oder kleinen Schiffleins zu samen komen u: sich retten konte. Dießes wurde noch betrübter, weil die anhaltende Kälte die größte Eißscholle auf einander häufete, u: die Hoffnung zu einem baldige Ablauf des Waßers vereitelte.

      Augsburg, Kaiserlich Franziskische Akademie, 1784.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich (Guckkasten), Bildausschnitt 25,5 x 41 cm, Blattgr. 31 x 43 cm.. Als Vorlage für dieses seltene Blatt diente mit Sicherheit "Prospect der Leopold-Stadt"(Nebehay-Wagner 306/II/30) von Salomon Kleiner, es ist seitenverkehrt und teilweise stark verändert, so wurden sämtliche Straßen verbreitert und die Reste der Brücke perspektivisch angehoben; "Das Hochwasserereignis wird als eine der größten Naturkatastrophen der frühen Neuzeit in Mitteleuropa angesehen. Das Hochwasser verwüstete ganze Talzüge, unzählige Brücken wurden zerstört." (Wikipedia); die anlassbezogenen Blätter von der Kaiserlich Franziskischen Akademie sind durchwegs selten da sie nur über einen kurzen Zeitraum gedruckt wurden; etwas schmalrandig, sonst von guter Erhaltung.

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        Le Spectateur Américain. Ou Remarques Générales sur l'Amérique Septentrionale et sur la Républic des Treize Etates-Unis.[Bound with:] Recherches Philosophiques sur la Découverte de l'Amerique, ou Discours sur Cette Question ?

      Amsterdam: Les Héritiers E. Van Harrevelt, 1784. First edition. Engraved folding map and 2 folding tables. xvi, 128, 307, [1]; [ii], 91, [5] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half calf and pastepaper boards. Extremities rubbed, small repair to head of spine, foxing to margins of first few leaves. Very good. Contemporary armorial bookplate of Théodore de Jonghe, noted Belgian collector, and a small booklabel above. First edition of this work on the natural and political history of the American colonies. "The author was desirous of being a member of the [Society of the] Cincinnati, and thought that Congress could take away the difficulty which prevented his membership" (Sabin).   The map is an attractive depiction of the thirteen states.

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        Whole of the Proceedings at the Assizes at Shrewsbury . . . in the Cause of the King on the Prosecution of William Jones, Attorney at Law, Against the Rev. William Davies Shipley, Dean of St. Asaph. For a Libel. McCoy S342

      Printed by H. Goldney, No 15, Paternoster Row, London 1784 - Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good clean copy, without the 1/2 title if called for The trial at which Erskine uttered one of his greatest jury arguments, seeking to establish the bedrock principle empowering the jury (rather than the court) to determine seditious libel, ultimately to be embodied eight years later in Fox's Libel Act [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Whole of the Proceedings at the Assizes at Shrewsbury in the Cause of the King on the Prosecution of William Jones, Attorney at Law, Against the Rev William Davies Shipley, Dean of St Asaph For a Libel McCoy S342

      London: Printed by H. Goldney, No 15, Paternoster Row, 1784. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good clean copy, without the 1/2 title if called for The trial at which Erskine uttered one of his greatest jury arguments, seeking to establish the bedrock principle empowering the jury (rather than the court) to determine seditious libel, ultimately to be embodied eight years later in Fox's Libel Act

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        Whole of the Proceedings at the Assizes at Shrewsbury . . . in the Cause of the King on the Prosecution of William Jones, Attorney at Law, Against the Rev. William Davies Shipley, Dean of St. Asaph. For a Libel. McCoy S342

      The trial at which Erskine uttered one of his greatest jury arguments, seeking to establish the bedrock principle empowering the jury (rather than the court) to determine seditious libel, ultimately to be embodied eight years later in Fox's Libel Act. Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, a very good clean copy, without the 1/2 title if called for. Printed by H. Goldney, No 15, Paternoster Row, London, 1784.

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        The History Of the Absorbent System, Part the First. Containing the Chylography or Description of the Human Lacteal Vessels with the Different Methods of Discovering, Injecting, and Preparing Them, and the Instruments Used for these Purposes

      Author, London 1784 - Part the First, but the only part published. Rebound in recent 1/4 black calf - an attractive, simple, binding. Sheldon was an expert in embalming techniques and the lymphatic system, making "a balloon ascent (1784) to assess the effects of flight on the human body. He became terrified, vomited and collapsed in the balloon basket, testimony to the mental and emotional considerations of flight." Variously foxed, endpapers and title page show chipping at corners, one page of list of subscribers is loose, otherwiser complete with Title page, 2 page letter to the Royal Societym, list of subscribers, introduction (vi pp), 52pp text and 6 engravings, each with a page of text descriptuon. The plates are sometimes described as foldingbut are simply full page (12" x 9") plates. Plates show modest soiling and foxing and there is a small water stain near the gutter at the bottom of Plates 2 and 3 and the corner of 6, a small tear to the edge of plate 5 and the edges of plates 5 and 6 are a bit frayed in the margins. Generally attractive though, and a lovely, wide margin production of this important book. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Medicine & Health; Inventory No: 033003. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        An Account of the First Aerial Voyage in England, in a Series of Letters to His Guardian, Chevalier Gherardo Compagni. Signed by Lunardi. written under the Impressions of the various Events that affected the Undertaking

      London: J. Bell for the Author. Very Good. 1784. second. Exuberant frontispiece portrait of the author by Richard Cosway; two folding plates : "The English balloon and appendages in which Mr. Lunardi ascended into the Atmosphere..." and "Apparatus for filling Mr. Lunardi's balloon." Original full gilt ruled red morocco. Large gilt "A" to head of spine followed by title; gilt inner dentelles, gilt tooled edges. Tasteful bookplate of Revernd Rickard Dickson to front pastdown. Sixty-six pages followed by Exlpanation of the Plates and one page of publisher's advertisements ; 12 mo; 67,[i] pages; Signed by Author .

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        COLLECTIO MAXIMA CONCILIORUM HISPANIAE. EPISTOLARUMQUE DECRETALIUM CELEBRIORUM. PARS I

      - Matriti (Madrid), 1784. Ioachimum Ibarra Typogr. Plena piel con nervios, dorados y tejuelos. X+851pp., 31x21'5cm. Edición anotada. Texto en latín. Puntas rozadas. Buen estado general. RELIGION

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        De Walvischvangst met Veele Byzonderheden Daartoe Betrekkelyk (Many aspects of catching whales)

      Petrus Conradi, 1784, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionAuthors uncredited, De Walvischvangst met Veele Byzonderheden Daartoe Betrekkelyk (Many aspects of catching whales), four volumes bound as one, Amsterdam and Harlingen: Petrus Conradi and Volkert van der Plaats, 1784-86. Quarto, first edition, pp. viii, 96; iv, 116; ii, 116; iv, 116, full brown calf with red morocco label on spine and blind-stamped decoration on both panels, 6 folding maps plus 15 engravings on copper plate. All text in Dutch. Originally issue in 4 wrappered parts, the present book comes in an attractive, later binding, leaves untrimmed with wide margins, with rubber stamps on all four title pages from a library in Antwerp. Plates include two sprawling views of high danger and excitement, painted by Hendrik Kobell and engraved by Mathias de Sallieth. Much of the artwork is uncredited. A plate by Didrik de Jong shows a polar-bear hunt gone horribly wrong, with the bear snacking on one of the hunters. Other plates depict natives of the north and their ways, as well as bird life. Maps show the Noordpool, Spitsbergen, a wildly inaccurate presentation of Greenland, the islands of Jan Mayen and Nova Zembla, and Iceland. Sabin 101231 quotes Barbier, to say the writing was based on the work of Cornelis Zordraker (or Zorgdrager), an early Dutch whaling commander, and edited by a Dr. Van der Plaats (see Barbier pp. 760-61 for a consideration of the later French edition of de Walvischvangst). The text gives the history of the industry, with charts on expenses and the catches. Volume 3 covers the people and wildlife of the northern latitudes, and Volume 4 deals with the herring fishery, with one of Kobell's frantically busy paintings offered on a folding plate. All in all this is an important primary documentation of northern whaling and fishing. Also see Tiele 104n and Allen 384. OCLC and KVK locate 6 copies in Europe, none in the U.S. Even the later editions rarely come to market, especially in complete form. Condition of this book: Covers lightly worn, sunned at spine; moderate soiling to edges, interior very good with only little foxing, inoffensive water stains to a few of the margins, images very good. Size: Quarto. Text is in Dutch. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Holland; 18th century; Dutch Language; Fishing & Hunting. Inventory No: 52558.

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        Papaya Tree

      - Daniel Carthidge The Figures of Several Plants both Exotic, & of British Produce England, 1784 Watercolor Pper size approximately 14 1/8” x 87/8”; 24” x 19” framed This exquisite botanical watercolor, from a collection of thirteen, by the British artist Daniel Carthidge were the original studies for a volume of engravings intended to illustrate the exotic crops including fruits, teas and spices cultivated in areas throughout the West Indies and American Colonies under British possession. This suite of watercolors, executed in 1784, depict trees and plants that the English used on a daily basis, most notably tea, coffee, cinnamon, pepper, and lemons. Yet while such things were imported and readily available in England, few citizens really had any notion of the actual appearance of such plants. Other watercolors represent species that were more obscure to the British, including papayas and pineapples, which generally could not last for the long trip to England from the colonies. Many of the imported spices were not only praised for flavor, but for medicinal attributes, such as cinnamon used as a stimulant and astringent, as well as a food preserver, and ginger for its digestive attributes and aiding in warding off colds. Even after England lost its most important colony, America, the British Empire remained vast in the last decades of the 18th century. Many English artists looked for inspiration in the exotic flora and fauna of the more distant colonies, and the British populace provided a ready and eagerly curious market for such images. Carthidge’s striking interpretations of these exotic images satisfied such public appetite for knowledge of the far away colonies, and won him great acclaim in the process. Representing a selection of the prototypes he personally created for an engraved publication, titled, The Figures of Several Plants both Exotics & of British Produce, this original watercolor renders abundantly clear the reasons for Carthidge’s success.

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        The Angler's Museum; or, The Whole Art of Float and Fly Fishing

      London: Printed for John Fielding, 1784. First edition. Engraved portrait frontispiece. 136 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary calf. Rebacked, preserving original spine. Paper flaw on B6 costing three letters. Fine. In calf-backed solander box. Shirley's name disappears from later editions. The portrait is that of John Kirby, "the celebrated fisherman," who was keeper of Newgate. Scarce.

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        Discours sur l'Histoire Universelle ? Depuis le Commencement du Monde Jusqu'a l'Empire de Charlemagne [from: Collection des Auteurs Classiques François et Latins]

      Paris: Didot, 1784. One of 200 copies on papier vélin. [iv], 629, [3] pp. 4to. Contemporary red morocco, covers with ruled in gilt with triple fillet border, spine with 5 raised bands, titled in gilt in one, the rest gilt all over with a repeating lightning bolt or staircase pattern, a.e.g., gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, by Derôme the younger (with his ticket to first blank). Wear to head of spine, some sporadic spotting to text. One of 200 copies on papier vélin. [iv], 629, [3] pp. 4to. One in a series of works of French and Latin literature printed by Didot and originally published in 1681 by the order of Louis XIV for the education of the Dauphin. Boussuet's history was the last in a long line of universal histories, from St. Augustine onwards, that interpreted history as the continuing manifestation of divine providence. This copy finely bound by Derome the younger, with his ticket, and tooled on the spine with a distinctive staircase or lightning bolt tool.

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        The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation ? In Two Parts ? With The Lives of the Authors, and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory. By Sir John Hawkins

      London: John, Francis, and Charles Rivington, 1784. Fourth Hawkins Edition. Engraved frontispiece, portrait of Cotton and 14 engraved plates. Pp. lxxxii, 268; xxxiv, 111, [10, index]. 1 vols. 8vo. Nineteenth-century half morocco by J. Sampson, York. Some wear, some light staining in four gatherings K,L,T,U. Very good copy. Fourth Hawkins Edition. Engraved frontispiece, portrait of Cotton and 14 engraved plates. Pp. lxxxii, 268; xxxiv, 111, [10, index]. 1 vols. 8vo. Nice copy of this edition, a reprint of the earlier Hawkins editions, except here the Life of Cotton by Oldys has been replaced by Hawkins' own.

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        Le Spectateur Americain, ou Remarques Generales sur l'Amerique Septentrionale et sur la Republique des Treize-Estats-Unis....[bound with:] Mandrillon, Recherches Philosophiques sur la Decouverte de l'Amerique, ou Discours sur Cette Question

      Amsterdam: Chez Les Héritiers E. van Harrevelt, 1784. First edition. Folding map and two folding tables. xvi, 128, 307; 91, [4] pp. 8vo. In a red half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. Contemporary half sheep and boards. Hinges cracked, spine heavily worn. Corners worn, extremities heavily rubbed. Map loose but present. Good and in original condition. Untrimmed. First edition. Folding map and two folding tables. xvi, 128, 307; 91, [4] pp. 8vo. First edition of this work on the natural and political history of the American colonies.  "The author was desirous of being a member of the [Society of the] Cincinnati, and thought that Congress could take away the difficulty which prevented his membership" - Sabin.  The map is an attractive depiction of the thirteen states.

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        The Practical Navigator, and Seaman's New Daily Assistant. Being a complete system of practical navigation, improved, and rendered easy to any common capacity. The whole exemplified in a journal kept from London to Madeira. Wherein is shewn, how to allow for Lee-Way, Variation, Heave of the Sea, Set of the Currents, &c. and to correct the dead Reckoning by an Observation, in all Cases. The Method of Mooring, Unmooring, and Working a Ship in all difficult Cases at Sea, on a Lee-Shore, or coming into Harbour. The Manner of Managing the great Guns; of Forming the Line; of an Engagement at Sea; and of Surveying Coasts and Harbours; with an Explanation of the Sea Terms. The New Method of finding the Latitude by two Altitudes of the Sun; and of finding the Longitude by the Moon's Distance from the Sun or fixed Star. To which are added, the tables of difference of latitude and departure to 300 Miles Distance; New Solar Tables; the Table of Natural Sines; a new Table of the Latitude and Longitude of Place

      London: Printed for and Sold by B. Law [...] G. Robinson [...] and the Author , 1784. 8vo. pp. xi, [v], 304 [cciv] tables, with a final advertisement leaf, 4 copper engraved plates (one, the solar system, folding), including a map (Atlantic coast of NW Africa and SW Europe), numerous woodcut text diagrams. ESTC lists two variant issues of this edition; in ours line 4 of the imprint reads: "near Tower-Hill". Contemporary sheep, a little loss at the foot of the spine but generally a clean, sound example. The final leaf advertises Moore?'s business in the Minories, where he sold charts and instruments and taught navigation. Moore died in 1807 but his ?'Practical Navigator?' remained a standard work, reaching its twentieth edition some twenty years after his death. Map

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        The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation In Two Parts With The Lives of the Authors, and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory By Sir John Hawkins

      London: John, Francis, and Charles Rivington, 1784. Fourth Hawkins edition. Engraved frontispiece, portrait of Cotton facing title to part II, 14 engraved plates (including music), and numerous engraved vignettes of fish in the text. Pp. lxxxii, 268; xxxiv, 111, [10, index]. 1 vols. 8vo. Nineteenth-century sprinkled calf, richly gilt spine with raised bands, green leather labels lettered in gilt, and gilt-stamped angling devices in two compartments, marbled endpapers. Fourth Hawkins edition. Engraved frontispiece, portrait of Cotton facing title to part II, 14 engraved plates (including music), and numerous engraved vignettes of fish in the text. Pp. lxxxii, 268; xxxiv, 111, [10, index]. 1 vols. 8vo. Pretty copy of this engagingly illustrated edition, a reprint of the earlier Hawkins editions, except here the Life of Cotton by Oldys has been replaced by Hawkins' own.

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        Geschichte des Fortgangs und Untergangs der Romischen Republik

      Leipzig: M. G. Weidmanns,, 1784?-86. 4 volumes, octavo (204 × 116 mm). Contemporary German half tree calf, spines gilt banded at head and tail, red labels, marbled paper sides in emulation of tree calf, yellow edges, marbled endpapers. 6 folding engraved maps. Lengthy Latin inscription on preliminary blank of volume I (dated 1808). Remains of old library paper label on spine of volume I, bump to spine of volume II, otherwise an appealing set. First edition in German. "During 1782 and 1783 Ferguson helped found the Royal Society of Scotland. His three-volume History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic, narrating the rise and fall of the republic as a story of civic virtue and its corruption, appeared in 1783. The book was warmly received in Scotland, where excerpts were published in the Caledonian Mercury and the Scots Magazine. It won praise from Edward Gibbon, and went through two more English-language editions in 1799 and 1813. In the mid-nineteenth century it was still favourably mentioned by John Stuart Mill and reissued in the United States, where Ferguson's spirited discussion of Rome's republican heyday appealed to two generations of readers. Two French translations appeared in Paris, in 1784?-91 and in 1803?-10. A German translation appeared in Leipzig in 1784?-6" (ODNB).

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