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        Hippopotame d'Afrique (hippo)

      Paris 1784 - Jacques Charton Illustrated plate from Collection de plantes etrangeres en fleurs, fruits, corail et coquillages Paris: 1784 Hand-colored copperplate engraving 17” x 11”; 22 1/2” x 18” framed Framed in museum quality frame, mounted with archival materials with uv plexiglass In the early 18th century, France turned away from imperial aspirations to focus on more personal and pleasurable pursuits. As political life and private morals relaxed, the change was mirrored by a new style in art, one that was more intimate, and decorative. Louis XIV’s desire to glorify his dignity and the magnificence of France had been well served by the monumental and formal qualities of most seventeenth-century French art. But members of the succeeding court began to decorate their elegant homes in a lighter, more delicate manner. This new style has been known since the last century as rococo, from the French word, rocaille, for rock and shell garden ornamentation. First emerging in the decorative arts, the rococo emphasized pastel colors, sinuous curves, and patterns based on flowers, vines, and shells. Painters turned to the sensual surface delights of color and light, and from weighty religious and historical subjects to more intimate scenes. These original hand-colored engravings from a collection of 59 from Jacques Charton’s, Collection de plantes etrangeres en fleurs, fruits, corail et coquillages are splendid examples of the French decorative arts produced in Paris in 1784, just previous to the French Revolution. These lovely engravings, most likely executed for porcelain designs, show a variety of exotic natural history subjects, mainly flowering plants and shells, accompanied by animals or insects, some with accompanying background vignettes. The style of representation ranges from the mildly stylized but naturalistic to the intensely fantastical, verging on the surreal such as, a selection of “fruits of the sea” hanging from the branches of a plant emerging from a seashell. This style would soon give way to one that adhered to the austerity and democratic spirit of the revolutionaries at the end of the century.

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        De essentialibus nonnullarum plantarum characteribus commentarius.

      Neapoli 1784. 8vo (205 x 135mm). pp. lxxv, (1), with 4 folded engraved plates. Recent boards. Domenico Maria Leone Cirillo (or Cyrillo) (1739-1799) was an Italian statesman and naturalist. He was in close contact with famous French naturalists of his time such as J.A. Nollet, Buffon, d'Alembert and Diderot. He taught botany and medicine at the University of Naples and likewise published a book on the entomology of the Naples area. For political reasons he was condemned to death by King Ferdinand IV (1751-1821). A privately printed and rare work.//Stafleu & Cowan 1132.

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      Isle de France: Imprimerie Royale, 1784.. 4pp. on a single folded sheet. Quarto. Moderately worn with loss at fore edge and gutter margins, not affecting text. Lightly soiled and dampstained. Good. Early and unrecorded imprint from the colonial press at the French colony of Mauritius, also known as the Ile de France. The text comprises a poem in eleven stanzas by an anonymous soldier from the Regiment of the Isle de France, retired to the island of Bourbon. As most early imprints from Mauritius are official documents, this piece, as a work of local literature, is particularly interesting and desirable. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island's dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, in 1710 the Dutch abandoned the colony. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. Printing began on Mauritius in 1768. During the French period, until 1810, only about 400 imprints were produced, mostly in the form of official documents and newspapers, though there are also almanacs and a few other items. All are quite rare. No copies located in OCLC, and not recorded by Toussaint in his bibliography of Mauritius imprints.

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        Compendio della storia della persecuzione mossa contro la Cattolica religione nell' impero della Cina l'anno del signore MDCCLXXXIV.Florence, Gaetano Cambiagi, 1789. 8vo. Contemporary (?) vellum.

      Cordier, Sinica, col. 842; Löwendahl 666; not in Lust. Only edition of a rare account on the 1784/1785 persecutions of Catholic missionaries in China written by an eye-witness, the Italian Franciscan missionary Giuseppe Mattei. In 1784, Mattei, together with Atto Biagini, Giovanni da Sassari, Luigi Landi da Signa and some others, was sent from Macau to look after the Catholic communities in the Shaanxi province. The missionaries got arrested and were taken to Wuhang. A few months before their arrival a Muslim uprising had taken place in Gansu and the authorities assumed that the missionaries had come to support the Muslim rebels. After troublesome interrogations the missionaries were expelled from China (Biagini had died in prison in 1785) and arrived at the Philippines in 1786.Pasted bookplate on title-page. A fine copy of this rare account on the 1784-1785 Catholic persecutions in China.

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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 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 First edition. 8vo. Engraved folding map and 2 folding tables. xvi, 128, 307, [1]; [ii], 91, [5] pp. 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. Howes M248; Sabin 44240 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Crónica de D. Alvaro de Luna, Condestable de los Reynos de Castilla y de León

      En la Imprenta de D. Antonio de Sancha, año de 1784 - Imprenta Antonio de Sancha, Madrid, 1784.casi folio,plena piel de época, encuadernado por Sancha,con hierros y doble tejuelo, excelente conservación, interior y exterior, salvo pequeña polilla en linea desde pag 175 a 210 que no afecta al texto, grandes márgenes. 757 págs. Contiene importantes e interesantes apéndices. Obra completa. Nº de ref. de la librería 014011 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Répertoire universel et raisonné de jurisprudence civile, criminelle, canonique et béneficiale

      Chez Visse, Paris 1784 - Paginations diverses, environ 800 pages chacun. 17 volumes, complet. Ex libris manuscrit ancien et encré. Reliures plein cuir d'époque, pages de gardes marbrées, dos ornés, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin, certains coins usés, manques aux coiffes du premier volume, reliure du tome 11 abimée. Important ensemble de jurisprudence mis en ordre par l'ancien magistrat Joseph-Nicolas Guyot (1728-1816). In-4 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1784 - un volume, reliure demi-vélin havane (binding half calfskin) in-quarto, reliure italienne gauffrée d'époque, dos long (spine without raised band) décoré or (gilt decoration) et gauffré à froid (blind-stamping decoration) - fers spéciaux (specials blocking stamps) - titre frappé or (gilt title) - papier marbré aux plats (cover with marbled paper), tranches lisses (edges smooth), sans illustration (no illustration), XXVIII + 317+ (1) pages, 1784 Chambery F. Gorrin Imprimeur du Roi Editeur, ".fondé sur de longues observations, et appliqué aux usages de l'Agriculture, de la Médecine, de la Navigation, etc.Astronome et physicien italien, l’abbé Toaldo se distingua au sein de la société des physiciens de son époque. On lui doit notamment l’introduction de l’usage du paratonnerre dans les états vénitiens, la création d’une Académie pour les observations météorologiques. Il étudie dans cet ouvrage l’influence des astres sur les saisons, les changements de temps. Traduction de Joseph d’Aquin accompagnée de 4 tableaux dépliants hors texte correspondant à une étude de la chaleur et du froid depuis 1725 jusqu’en 1780, un relevé de la pluie tombée à Padoue de 1725 à 1783, une table des jours pluvieux à Padoue concernant les mêmes années, et enfin un tableau des morts à Padoue. Suivi de : Les pronostics d’Aratus, traduits du Grec en Italien par M. Antoine-Louis Bricci, de Vérone, et de l’Italien en français. Joseph d’Aquin précise ne pas être l’auteur de cette traduction, qu’il attribue à M. le Comte ****.Quérard IX, 494. Larousse XV, 251.Rareté.en trés bon état(as new condition). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Philosophische Aphorismen nebst einigen Anleitungen zur philosophischen Geschichte. Erster (-anderer) Theil. Neue durchaus umgearbeitete Ausgabe.

      Leipzig, Schwickert, 1784. - 2 Bde. (6), 500 [falsch: 550], (18) SS. (4), 480, (8) SS. Mit 2 gest. Portraitvignetten an den Titeln. Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. Buntpapiervorsätze. 8vo. Zweite Ausgabe (EA 1776-1782); eine letzte Bearbeitung sollte 1793-1800 erscheinen. - Philosophisches Hauptwerk des Leipziger Philosophen und Mediziners E. Platner (1744-1818). Zunächst von Leibniz beeinflußt, distanzierte sich Platner in den späteren Bearbeitungen seines Werkes von diesem wie auch von Immanuel Kant und näherte sich einem aufgeklärten Deismus an (vgl. ADB). - Die Portraits zeigen Leibniz und Thomasius. Kapitale mit kl. Läsuren, sonst hübsch gebundenes Exemplar aus der Bibliothek der Kremser Piaristenschule mit hs. Besitzvermerk am Titel (dat. 1797) und Spuren eines entspr. Etiketts am vorderen Innendeckel. ADB 26, 259. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ganders addressing the Lion, to have the Elephant remov'd.

      London c.March 1784 - Broadside, folio, overall 11" x 15", engraved hand coloured illustration with poems beneath printed in parallel double column, the whole laid down on backing sheet. A satire on the repeated motions for the removal of Ministers from Jan. to 1.March, when Fox's motion for an address to the King was carried by twelve only. It started with an attempt by Fox to make Pitt resign over his East India Bill, but following a series of further attempts which were resisted by both Pitt and the King and a shrinking majority for Fox. Parliament was eventually dissolved on the 25th March. B.M No. 6449

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        Dansk Agerdyrkeres - isaer den til Hovedgaard haeftede Festebondes Kaar og borgerlige Rettigheder, som saavidt samme ere bestemte ved Lovene; eller vort Landvaesens System som det var 1783, politisk betragtet.

      . 1.-3. binds förste Stykke. [Det udkomne]. Kbhvn. 1784-86. XII + 462; XVI + 171; 71; 102; 134; 123 s. Indbundet i 2 conforme samtidige halvlaederbind med guldtryk og farvede titel- og tomefelter pa ryggene. Gamle navne pa titelblade. * Foranledigede af Rasmus Nyerup: Brev til en Bonde i Fyen fra hans Broder i Kiöbenhavn. 1784. Krarup Pedersen 2292. Bibl. Dan. II,1004.<br>Bind 2-3 indeholder: Forklaring over Önsket, at Kongen, isaer ved Premie, eller Hielp i Penge, vilde skaffe Landboesagen nye Skik.<br>Tanker om den danske Bondes Pligt at pleye Födestavn, fremsatte med Hensyn paa den Meening, at Pligten har Grund i Jorddrotternes livlige Rettighed. <br>Er Staeten best tient med stoere, eller med smaa Böndergaarde? Og var det en rimelig Bön til Regieringen, at smaa Jordlodder - enhver Festeres Ret uforkraenket - maatte legges sammen for at udgiöre stoere?<br>Vort Landsbyeskolevaesen.<br>Hvorfor skulle vi önske Landvaesens Systemets Forandring?.

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        Minéralogie des Volcans ou description de toutes les substances produites ou rejetées par les feux souterrains.

      Paris, Cuchet, 1784. 8vo (190 x 120mm). pp. 18, 511, with 3 engraved plates. Contemporary calf (a bit worn). First edition. The author was the first to prove conclusively the volcanic origin of basalt.//Ward & Carozzi 781; Cotta 30.

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        THE STATE OF THE PRISONS IN ENGLAND AND WALES.-- Leona Baumgartner copy. With preliminary observations and an account of some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. The Third Edition

      Printed by William Eyres, Warrington, and sold by T. Cadell, J. Johnson, and C. Dilly. London. 1784. THIRD EDITION. 4to. (12 x 9.7 inches). viii, 492, 16pp index, directions to binder leaf at end. Illustrated with 22 copper engraved plates, many folding. Generally a clean and tidy copy in early brown calf boards which has been re-backed in brown calf, with raised bands and gilt rules to match and the original red title label re-laid. An interesting copy from the library of, and with the bookplate of Leona Baumgartner (1902 - 1991) New York City&#39;s Commissioner of Health from 1954 to 1962 when President John F. Kennedy appointed her to head the Office of Technical Cooperation and Research at A.I.D., making her the highest-ranking woman in the United States Government at the time. More importantly regarding this volume, she was also the author of JOHN HOWARD (1726-1790), Hospital & Prison Reformer: A Bibliography. 1939.

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        Etrennes du Parnasse, Choix de Poésies

      Paris, Chez BRUNET, 1784 - In-12°, 223 pagesReliure en velours rouge brodée., brodés sur les plats de large bordure à figures géometrique., avec un médaillon collé sur le premier plat représentant une tête de Femme

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        The Antiquities of England and Wales, in 8 Volumes

      , London: Published by Hooper & Wigstead, , 1784-1797 , 8 uniform volumes, 633 engraved plates, 55 maps, and 1 folding leaf detached, volume 8 is supplement

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the Command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed Under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780, in three volumes

      , London: Published by G. Nicol; and T. Cadell, , 1784-85 , xcvi, 421, [xii], 548, [xii], 556 pages, with 24 plates of engraved views and maps including 13 folding, appendix at end of volume 3 including a folding table, collated and complete

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        Observations on the Commerce of the American States with an Appendix, containing tables of the imports and exports of Great Britain to and from all parts. Also, the exports of America, &c. with remarks on those tables, and on the late proclamations, &c

      Printed for J. Debrett, London 1784 - (iv); [1]-(16); [1]-287; (i); 24 pages. Uncut page edges. 10 of 11 folding tables and a number of others (lacks table nine). U3 page repair. Rebound in marbled boards with paper covered spine and printed label. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY TO THE MARQUIS OF CARMARTHEN. "Sheffield was one of the leading authorities of the time on matters relating to commerce and agriculture; his Observations on the Commerce of the American States was written in opposition to the bill introduced by Pitt in 1783, proposing to relax the navigation laws in favour of the United States" Size: 8vo. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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. WAARBIJ: Verhandeling van de Oude Regeering van Holland ender de graven, en vande veranderinge daar in gevallen zedert de Troubelen.

      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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        Engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815) after Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-1789/90)

      [London] [1784]. The composer is depicted full-length, seated, composing, being crowned with a laurel wreath by an angel, with a keyboard instrument in the background and a lyre in the foreground. 214 x 183 mm. Small tear to upper edge; trimmed to just within plate mark, preserving a 10 mm. border.. A well-known print.

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        Gen. Washington.

      Whitworth & Yates, Birmingham 1784 - Engraving. Sheet size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4". Inventory#: p430pmat.

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        Description et usage d'un cabinet de physique experimentale.

      Chez Gueffier 1784 - - Chez Gueffier, A Paris 1784, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20,3cm), (4) xvj, 396pp. (23Pl.) et (4) 474pp. (2) (28Pl.), relié. - Seconde édition, illustrée de 51 planches dépliantes (23 pour le tome I et 28 pour le second, en fin de volumes) sur papier fort. Pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerf orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Coiffes du tome II élimées. Mors du tome II fendus en tête. 3 coins émoussés au tome I et 2 au tome II. Dans l'ensemble, bon exemplaire. Pédagogue et démonstrateur extraordinaire, Sigaud de la Fond suit très tôt les cours de l'abbé Nollet (non moins célèbre pour ses expérimentations en physique et en électricité) auquel il succèdera, et se constitue rapidement un cabinet de physique expérimentale. Ses expérimentations sont multiples et s'engagent dans de nombreux domaines, l'électricité, mais aussi le phospore, la recette du dentifrice, la médecine. Avec le temps, il se consacrera plus amplement à son cabinet de physique et à ses expérimentations, mais s'il conservera une activité enseignante admirée partout en Europe. Tampon en page de titre : M. A. Gelin. (4) xvj, 396pp. (23Pl.) et (4) 474pp. (2) (28Pl.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Amsterdam: Chez J.F. Rosart, . 1784 - [2],213pp. [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. Mably: HOWES M5, "aa." SABIN 42923. Jay: SABIN 15515 (Philadelphia ed). OCLC 17381334. Drama: SABIN 58262.

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        Recueil d'Estampes Representant les Diffèrents Evenemens de la Guerre qui a procuré l'Indépendance aux Etats Unis de l'Amérique.

      Paris: M. Ponce, [c. 1784]. - Oblong 4to., (9 ¼ x 11 inches). (A bit spotted throughout). 2 fine engraved maps, 14 fine engraved plates, each numbered and with engraved text at bottom, after Godefroy, Fauvel, William, Lausan, P. C. Marillier, Le Paon and others (a bit browned, occasional staining). Original gray paper wrappers (a bit worn with some loss). First edition. Published shortly after the signing of the Treaty of Paris at the end of 1783, and designed to illustrate the main events of the Revolutionary War. "First French book with a title-page mentioning the United States" (Howes). Issue without the separate title page, with 16 plates, all listed in the contents on the last plate. The two maps show: North America giving the arrival dates of various waves of European immigration and population statistics; and the areas in Florida, Senegal, Tobago, and Minorque conceded by England in the Treaty of 1783. The plates show the dramatic seizing of loyalist John Malcolm, who was tarred and feathered; the battles of Lexington, and Saratoga; the taking of Martinique ("Dominique"), Senegal, Grenada, Pensacola, and Tobago; the surrender of Cornwallis; the ambush at St. Eustace, the Siege of Fort St. Philippe, and the attack at Brimstomhill. Sabin 68421. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Flora Rossica.

      Petropoli (St. Petersburg) 1784-1788. 2 volumes (bound in 1). Folio (286 x 451mm). pp. (6), viii, 80; (2),114, with handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 101 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary tree calf, gilt ornamented spine skilfully rebacked with red and green gilt lettered label, covers with Russian imperial arms gilt. The first great illustrated flora of Russia, initiated by Empress Catherine the Great. "Among many publications Flora Rossica was Pallas's most ambitious work, intended to reach 500 or 600 plates. Catherine II underwrote the costs of publication; but a change of ministers dried up the funds, and a second volume was abandoned" (Hunt, 672). /"In 1767 Pallas was invited to work at the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. He was elected ordinary academician and had the rank of acting state councilor. For more than forty years Pallas was associated exclusively with the development of Russian science. During his first years he studied nature and the peoples of the Russian empire, participating in the Academic expeditions of 1768-1774" (DSB)./The beautifully handcoloured engraved frontispiece shows Catherine the Great seated on clouds surrounded by cherubs, one of whom is presenting a copy of the book. In her right hand Catherine is holding flowers. The 101 beautifully handcoloured engravings of flowering plants are by Karl Friederich Knappe. The nomenclature of the plants are in latin and russian. An exceptionally fine, large copy without any foxing. //Hunt 672; Nissen BBI, 1482.,.

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        A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany with Anecdotes relating to some Eminent Characters

      G. Burnet, Dublin 1784 - 5 volumes, fourth edition, as stated in the decorative oval cartouche on title page. 8vo. Advertisement follows title page. Full leather binding with decorative spines; red leather title compartments and red leather ovals with Arabic numerals. Tooled and gilt spine decoration. Interiors clean. Condition: Original 18th century binding. Spines starting, wear to leather, heads and tails chipped, vol. 1 front cover almost detached. Corners bumped. Bookplates pasted down in all front covers. Overall very good. Photos available upon request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beyträge zur Geschichte der Vögel.

      Wien, C.F. Wappler, 1784. 4to (285 x 230mm). pp. (10), 45, (1), with 19 handcoloured engraved plates. 19th century cloth-backed marbled boards (spine a bit worn). An important work as it gives early descriptions of birds from the West Indies and the northern parts of South America. Emperor Franz Stephan, husband of Maria Theresia, founded the Imperial Zoological Gardens at the Schönbrunn Palace in 1752. In 1755 he sent an expedition to the West Indies and the northern parts of South America to collect plants and animals for the gardens at Schönbrunn and the menagerie. Nicolaus Joseph Jacquin was in charge of the expedition which lasted 4 years. During this trip he made notes on birds which were published by his son Joseph Franz Jacquin. 32 species are treated of which 25 come from the above mentioned regions. According to the descriptions in the book almost all the birds had been kept at the Schönbrunn menagerie. "Several new species are described. The plates are excellent for the period" (Zimmer I, 320). Only 2 plates are signed by the artist, one plate by A. Amon and one plate by J. Adam.//Anker 220.

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        The Wit's Magazine

      ONT> 1784 - A volume of six issues of The Wit's Magazine dating from July to December 1784. With four sought after fold-out engravings, some of them by the painter and engraver Samuel Collings. Including amusing articles, letters, poems and enigmas. Previous owner's ink inscriptions to front and rear pastedowns of William Margetts of Deddington in Oxfordshire. Condition: In a quarter calf binding with marbled paper-covered boards. Externally, rather worn and rubbed with slight loss to paper at extremities and to leather at head and tail of spine. Joints starting. Internally, two fold-out plates are missing, as well as a total of eight pages of text. Otherwise, generally firmly bound, bright with occasional spots and marks and curling to plates. Overall: GOOD ONLY [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Considerations on the Defects of Prisons and ... on a Plan of Reform

      London, 1784. First Edition. Recent half leather. A very good copy; some dustiness to the half title. 8vo.,Paul was a philanthropist (DNB) who took a particular interest in prison reform. A fearsome epidemic of jail fever within his local jurisdiction - he had been appointed high sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1780 - drew his attention to the conditions prevailing in local jails. The book offered here is the result of his work as the head of a committee that had been appointed to seek the construction of a modern prison building. The DNB reports that he designed the new buildings for the penitentiary and work house according to theories set forth in the this book. Mindful of medical problems he saw to it that the new structure contained infirmaries and other improvements. It appears that Howard had the benefit of Paul&#39;s work for his masterpiece on prison reform that appeared some years later (DNB). DNB XV, 515 - 516.

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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 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 (BINDING, DEROME) One of 200 copies on papier vélin. 4to. [iv], 629, [3] pp. 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. Cf. PMM 157 (for original edition) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vache Marine. Et Peche avec la Varre (Marine Cow/Manatee)

      Paris 1784 - In the early 18th century, France turned away from imperial aspirations to focus on more personal and pleasurable pursuits. As political life and private morals relaxed, the change was mirrored by a new style in art, one that was more intimate, and decorative. Louis XIV's desire to glorify his dignity and the magnificence of France had been well served by the monumental and formal qualities of most seventeenth-century French art. But members of the succeeding court began to decorate their elegant homes in a lighter, more delicate manner. This new style has been known since the last century as "rococo," from the French word, rocaille, for rock and shell garden ornamentation. First emerging in the decorative arts, the rococo emphasized pastel colors, sinuous curves, and patterns based on flowers, vines, and shells. Painters turned to the sensual surface delights of color and light, and from weighty religious and historical subjects to more intimate scenes. The styles of representation range from the mildly stylized but naturalistic to the intensely fantastical, verging on the surreal. This style would soon give way to one that adhered to the austerity and democratic spirit of the revolutionaries at the end of the century. This original hand-colored engraving, &#147;Vache Marine. Et Peche avec la Varre&#148; from the collection of fifty-nine engravings from Jacques Charton&#146;s, &#147;Collection de plantes etrangeres en fleurs, fruits, corail et coquillages&#148; is a splendid example of the French decorative arts produced in Paris in 1784, just previous to the French Revolution. This engraving, most likely executed for porcelain designs, measures 17.25&#148; x 11&#148; and is in very good condition with light faint staining throughout. This engraving shows a marine cow or manatee resting on the banks in the foreground, while a boat with fishermen prepare to spear another in the water. This whimsical engraving is vibrantly colored with rich greens, light blue and pale orange-reds and is expertly detailed.

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      Amsterdam 1784 - Amsterdam; 1784. 4 tomos en 2 vols. 8º mayor (19 cm.) xl., 203 p. = Portada., 220 p. = Portada., 180 p. = Portada., 152 p. Encuadernación holandesa piel de época con dorados en el lomo. Papel tostado y encuadernación rozada. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Basel: Johann Rudolf Im-Hof und Sohn, 1784. n. Hardcover. An Unusually Large "Back-to-Back" Binding, from the Library of Jean Fürstenberg. 197 x 121 mm (7 3/4 x 4 3/4"). Two volumes bound "dos-à-dos.". AN ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO DOS-À-DOS BINDING, covers gilt with delicate roll border featuring calligraphic flourishes at the corners, at the center a pineapple-like oval ornament flanked by curling acanthus leaves from which a floral garland is draped, flat spines divided into compartments by multiple plain and decorative gilt rules, floral sprig centerpiece with small tools at corners and sides, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. In the original (somewhat rubbed) marbled paper pull-off case. Front pastedowns with book label of Jean Fürstenberg. Isolated trivial spots of foxing, but A REALLY EXCELLENT SPECIMEN, with virtually no internal signs of use and in a very bright binding with only very superficial wear. This is a very uncommon and unusually large 18th century example of a double-book or "dos-à-dos" binding, a style that was particularly popular in England from about 1600-40, when it was used especially for small, embroidered devotional works. In a dos-à-dos (literally "back-to-back") binding, two volumes are joined so that they share a common back cover and so that the fore edge of one is adjacent to the spine of the other. The restrained decoration here does not attempt to replicate the typically more ornate 17th century embroidered designs. An especially lucky survival here is the original fragile cardboard pull-off case. It is not surprising that such an object comes from the illustrious library of Jean (also Hans) Fürstenberg, noted for fine bindings and excellent condition. (For more on Fürstenberg, see item #41.) Dos-à-dos bindings appear in the marketplace from time to time, but ABPC (back to 1975) and Americana Exchange (back to the 1930s) seem to list just one other German book bound this way, a 1768 Ulm Bible sold by Ketterer in 2010.

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        Nachrichten vom zustande der Gegenden und Stadt Juvavia vor, während und nach der Beherrschung der Römer bis zur Ankunft des heiligen Rupert und dessen Verwandlung in das heutige Salzburg. Beigebunden: Diplomantischer Anhang von verschiedenen schriftlichen Denkmaalen und Urkunden aus dem VI., VII., VIII., IX., X. und XI. Jahrhundert zur Beleuchtung der vorstehenden Nachrichten vom Zustande Salzburgs.

      Salzburg, Waisenhausbuchhandlung, 1784.. Folio. 9 n.n. Bll. + 610 + 1 S. + Zwischentitel + 2 n.n. + 311 S. OPp. der Zeit.. EA. Wurzbach XII, 41. - Vereinzelt stockfleckig, Gbrsp., Titelbl. u. letztes Bl. fachmännisch ergänzt (T. m. ergänztem Textverlust), Ebd. fachmännisch restauriert, durchgehend etw. feuchtigkeitsrandig, sonst gutes Exemplar. - Hauptwerk des Verfassers und grundlegend für die Staats- und Kirchengeschichte Salzburgs. Der Anhang enthält 116 meist unedierte Urkunden. Die von Kleinmayrn beabsichtigte Fortsetzung der Herausgabe alter Salzburger Urkunden kam nicht mehr zustande.

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        Bromatologia seu Doctrina de Esculentis et Potulentis.

      . Vienna, apud Rudolphum Graeffer, 1784, 8°, 428, (12) pp., gestochene Titelvignette, Portrait, marmorierter Kalbsledereinband der Zeit mit Buntpapiervorsätzen und reichlicher Rückenvergoldung; blasser St.a.Tit.. Second Edition (first 1783) of what Simon considers: "An unusually interesting book of dietetics and cookery, describing the qualities of every possible kind of food and drink, plants, fungi, animals, fats and oils, condiments, wines and spirits, tea, coffee ... etc." The text is in Latin, but the German nomenclature is included. Plenck is probably best remembered for his system of dermatological calssification (explained in his Doctrina de morbis cutaneis of 1776), but his talents were extensive, as can be witnessed in this less well-known work. - The portrait is of Giovanni Alessandro Brambilla, to whom the work is dedicated. This work was obviously also found unusually interesting when it was published, the second edition appearing just a year after the first and apparently being a direct reprint of the first with just the date changed - in effect a second issue, rather than a true second edition. - Sehr schönes, frisches, breitrandiges, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Marmorierter Kalbsledereinband der Zeit mit Buntpapiervorsätzen. Blasser Bibliotheksstempel auf dem Titelblatt. - Joseph Jacob von Plenck (1738-1807) war während des 7jährigen Krieges als Regiments-Chirurg tätig. 1770 wurde er Lehrer der theoretischen und praktischer Chirurgie an der neu errichteten Universität Tyrnau, ab 1777 in Ofen, wo er auch die Fächer Botanik und Chemie lehrte. Gleichzeitig war er Direktor der Feldapotheken und Sekretär der med.-chir. Josephs Akademie in Wien. Plenck war einer der fruchtbarsten medizinischen Schriftsteller seiner Zeit. - Simon, Gastronomica 1204; Blake p. 355; Wellcome IV, p.402 (imperfect, portrait wanting); NUC records three locations.

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        Autograph Quotation Signed of four lines by [James] Montgomery, on 1 page 8vo, signed in full 'thomas Moore', no place, no date.

      - The Dead are like the stars, by day,Withdrawn from mortal eye,But not extinct, they hold their wayIn glory through the sky.These lines (with some differences), have been frequently attributed to Bernard Barton (1784-1849).

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        Carte Generale Offrant les Decouvertes Faites Par Le Capitaine Jacques Cook Dans Ces Voyages et Dans Les Deux Voyages Precedens Ainsi que La Route Des Vaisseaux Qu'il Commandoit. par. Henri Roberts, Lieutenant de la Marine Du Roi.Paris. 1784

      Paris, 1784. B / W., 65 x 97 cm. This fine chart by Lieut.Henry Roberts, who sailed with Capt.James Cook on his third voyage to the Pacific in 1776 - 1780, is from the French Edition of Cook's Voyages originally published in London in 1782 - 84. Lieut. Roberts drew several large charts, based on Cook's voyages, and then drew a composite of the three circumnavigations on this striking chart which shows Cook's tracks during his first, second and third voyages in 1768 - 71, 1772 - 1775 and 1776 - 1780. The French edition of Cook's voyages, engraved by Robert Benard came out in 1774 - 1785 in Paris.

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        Journal of the Senate of the State of New York, (Seventh Session, 1784)

      New York: Printed by E. Holt, Printer to the State. 1784. First. First edition. Subtitle reads, "At their first Meeting of the Seventh Session, begun and holden at the City-Hall in the City of New York, on Tuesday, the sixth Day of January, 1784." Folio. Unbound and untrimmed as issued in folded sheets. Incomplete. Consists of pages 59-134, and pages 61-168: i.e., two distinct sets of separately paginated sheets, each set recording a unique account of the daily proceedings in March, April, and May of 1784. It thus appears that two printed accounts of the same proceedings: one "official," the other "secret," (not an uncommon practice at the time) are here mixed together. Scattered chipping to the page edges affecting the letterpress at the margins of only some of the outermost leaves of each set, else good or better. ESTC locates four copies of one edition only: "147,[1] pages." No variants are noted. Evans 18644, ESTC W33312. .

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        A Treatise on Ploughs and Wheel Carriages [and] An Essay on the Construction of the Plough Deduced from Mathematical Principles and Experiments with and Appendix Containing the Description of a Drill

      Edinburgh, London, Newcastle: Printed by James Small; sold by W Creech, C Elliot and T Cadell. G : in Good condition. Covers rubbed and edge-worn with tears to leather along front cover. Light marking to spine. Some foxing and sporadic light marking within. Extinct worming to spine and prelims. One plate split along crease without loss. Contents otherwise generally clean and tight. 1784. First Edition. Leather cover. 210mm x 230mm (8" x 9"). 250pp, 71pp. 9 plates (mainly folding) comprising designs for ploughs and wheel carriages. Two treatise bound as one. The second being John Bailey&#39;s essay on the construction of the plough and published in 1795. .

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        Nova Mappa Geographica Tartariae Europae seu Minoris et in specie Crimeae.

      Augsburg 1784 - A fine 18th century map of Ukraine in original colour. Major cities are all depicted. With a decorative cartouche on the lower right and a large sea compass on the lower left. , Size : 465x565 (mm), 18.25x22.25 (Inches), Original Hand Coloring

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        Recherches sur les modifications de l'atmosphère, contenant l'histoire critique du baromètre & du thermomètre, un Traité sur la construction de ces instruments, des expériences relatives à leurs usages, & principalement à la mesure des hauteurs & à la correction des réfractions moyennes

      Veuve Duchesne, Paris 1784 - Complet en 4 volumes in-8 de XVI, 296pp. + VII, 336pp.+ VIII, 334pp.+ VII, 367pp. Pleine basane racinée d'époque ; dos lisses très ornementés ; pièces de titre et de tomaison rouges et vertes. Coins emoussés, petit manque en coiffe de tête des tomes 1 et 3 ; dorure fatiguée en queue et pratiquement effacée en coupes. Epidermures. Tranches jaunes. Cachets d'appartenance en partie gommés en page de titre et provoquant une usure du papier. Bandeaux,culs de lampe, manchettes. 1 tableau et 7 planches gravées de plusieurs figures, tous dépliants. Corps d'ouvrage frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogue des tableaux de la galerie impériale et royale de Vienne, [.] d'après l'arrangement qu'il a fait de cette galerie en 1781. Par ordre de sa majesté l'empereur.

      1784 - Basel, imprimé avec des caractères de G. Haas, chez J. J. Thourneyse, fils, 1784. 8:o. XXX,(2),384,(2) pp. & 4 folded engraved plates. Engraved vignettes in the text. Charming decorated boards, edges sprinkled red. Spine slightly darkened. Nice copy with some minor stains. From the library of Biby manor. First published in German in 1783. Besides being an engraver, Christian von Mechel (1737-1817) also worked as an art dealer and as a publisher. He is known for, among other things, his engravings of Hedlinger's medals. The collection, which was structured by Mechel after styles and countries, contained 1300 different works. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ueber die Einsamkeit. Tle. 2, 3 u. 4 [v. 4].

      Lpz., Weidmanns Erben u. Reich 1784/85.. kl.-8°, XL (Tit., Inh.), 520 S., 7 Bll. (Namenreg., Druckfehl., Verbess.); XVIII (Tit., Inh.), 518 S., 4 Bll. (Namenreg., Verbess.); XXXII S. (Tit., Vorrede, Inh.), 500 S., 9 Bll. (Namenreg., Verbess. u. Nachricht); mit 3 Titelvign. in Kupferstich, mit braunem Kleisterpapier bezogene Pappbde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. RüTit. auf mont., unterschiedl. farb. Papierschildch. sowie dreiseit. Farbschnitt, Einbde. stärker berieb., Ecken u. Kapitale z. Tl. unschön bestoß. u. abgewetzt, Farbschn. stark verblasst, Titelbl. v. Bd. 3 m. Quetschfalte, Papier durchgeh. gebräunt u. stellenw. stärker stockfleck., Ss. kaum abgegriff.. ADB XXXXV, 273-277 u. Goed. IV.1, § 222, 6, 7c. Erste Ausgabe der 2. Bearbeitung des Werkes "Betrachtungen über die Einsamkeit" (Zürich 1756). Z. stellt darin die Einsamkeit als einen Ort der reflexiven u. emotionalen Bewährung des Menschen dar. "Es ist nicht nur dem Umfange nach Zimmermann's Hauptwerk, sondern auch deshalb, weil sich sein ganzes Wesen, seine Vorzüge wie seine Fehler darin am deutlichsten ausprägen; voll der tiefsten und schönsten Betrachtungen verräth es wie in seiner Polemik so auch in der Lobpreisung der Natur deutlichen den Einfluß Rousseaus.." (vgl. dazu ADB). Enthalten sind die Kapitel 5-12 (Einige Nachtheile der Einsamkeit./Nachtheilige Einwirkung der Einsamkeit auf die Einbildungskraft./Nachtheilige Einwirkung der Einsamkeit auf die Leidenschaften, zumal bey Einsiedlern und Mönchen./Apologie gegen einen falschen Apostel der Einsamkeit./Allgemeine Vortheile der Einsamkeit./Vortheile der Einsamkeit f. den Geist./Vortheile der Einsamkeit f. das Herz./Uebersicht des Ganzen Reflexionen über Mystik u. Möncherey. Beschluß.). Die Nachricht am Ende des 4. Bandes "die der Herr Nachdrucker dieses Buches nicht nachdrucken wird" spricht sich gegen die, zu dieser Zeit gängigen Raubdrucke aus. ZIMMERMANN Johann Georg (1728-1795); Mediziner, Philosoph u. Publizist. Z. studierte in Göttingen Medizin bei Albrecht von Haller, durch dessen Empfehlung er 1754 dann auch die Stelle als Stadtarzt von Brugg besetzte. In den 14 Jahren, die er in Brugg seinen Wirkungskreis hatte, fällt auch der Beginn seiner schriftstellerischen Tätigkeit. 1768 wurde er als königl. Leibarzt nach Hannover gerufen. Z. verkehrte mit den Geistesgrößen seiner Zeit. Lavater, Wieland, Gessner, Bodmer und Goethe waren seine Gesprächs- und Briefpartner. Allerdings ist überliefert, daß es durch seine Neigung zum Streit mit vielen Freunden zum Zerwürfnis kam. Z. starb krank und geistig umnachtet in Hannover. Seine letzten Wort waren "Laßt mich allein, ich sterbe!".

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        De vyf colom-orden, met derzelver deuren en poorten (.). Uit den beroemden Venetiaanschen boumeester Vincent Scamozzi in minuten overgebracht. (.). Vermeerderd en verbeterd door Caspar Philips Jacobsz. (.) en Jacobus Houthuisen.

      Amsterdam, J.B. Elwe, 1784. - 4to. (II)+110 pp. With engr. title, 54 engr. plates (incl. 1 double-page), 1 diagram, 1 table (complete). Hardcover. Contemp. red half sheepskin and brown paper over boards. VG. (Binding sl. chafed). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nachricht von einigen Häusern des Geschlechts der von Schlieffen oder Schlieben vor Alters Slivin oder Slivingen.

      Waisenhaus-Buchdruckerei,, Cassel, 1784 - 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. Ganzlederband der Zeit mit reicher Goldprägung, goldgeprägter Rückentitel auf rotem Lederschildchen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815) after Giovanni Battista Cipriani (1727-1789/90)

      [London]. [1784]. The composer is depicted full-length, seated, composing, being crowned with a laurel wreath by an angel, with a keyboard instrument in the background and a lyre in the foreground. 214 x 183 mm. &#11;&#11;Small tear to upper edge; trimmed to just within plate mark, preserving a 10 mm. border. . A well-known print.

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        Opmuntring til mine Medborgere om Deeltagelse i Canal-Handelen.

      Slesvig, eget forlag 1784. 4to. 89 s. Fraktur. Tittelkobber med sluse og vindmølle. 3 foldekobbere bak i boken: Kart over det sydlige Skandinavia med de baltiske stater, Østersjøen og Nordsjøen. Kart over Eiderkanalen og dens nivåer. Prospekt over den østlige munning av kanalen. Alle Steenersen del. og F. N. Rolffsen sc. Foldekart med konstruksjonsdetaljer fra kanalen mgl. Senere skb. Gj.g. fuktskjold i materien, ikke på plansjene. Foldekartet over Skandinavia har endel gule pletter, de andre plansjene er stort sett rene. Papiret på fordekkel noe avskrapet. Rift i fr. forsats. Ex libris.. Christian VII's såkaldte Slesvig-Holstenske Kanal ble anlagt i årene 1777og 1785. Bruyn var borgmester i Slesvig og ga samme år ut et skrift på tysk: "Auf- munterung an meiner Mitbürger zur Theilnehmung an dem Canal=Handel". B. D. II, 1048

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        Royal Society Memorial Medal of Captain James Cook.

      London: 1784 - A rare historic tribute medal in commemoration of Captain James Cook, commissioned by the fellow members of the Royal Society. James Cook twice circumnavigated the globe (1768- 1771 & 1772 - 1775), and was then elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. He discovered & charted the east coast of Australia; discovered the Hawaiian Islands; circumnavigated and charted New Zealand; surveyed coastline in Alaska; was the first to cross the Antarctic Circle. Cook performed a great deal of the scientific work on his voyages with the support of the Society. Word of Cook's death in Hawaii in 1779 reached the Society in 1780; the medal was then commissioned and completed in 1784. Engraved by Lewis Pingo (1743-1830) of the Royal Mint in London.The portrait of Cook shows him in full Naval uniform in profile with the legend "IAC COOK OCEANI INVESTIGATOR ACERRIMUS" (the most intrepid explorer of the seas), while the reverse has an emblematical figure of Britannia and the legend "NIL INTENTATUM NOSTRI LIQUERE" (our men have left nothing unattempted). Only 20 medals were struck in gold; 289 were struck in silver, and 577 in bronze. This medal a little rubbed at highlights, including Cook's nose, brow and hair line, o/w very good. 1 3/4" in diameter. Beddie 2795.

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