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        La Gerusalemme liberata.

      Franc. Ambr. Didot l'Aine Paris -86 1784 - 2 volumes 4to. [viii]; 333; [iv], 334 pp., engraved frontispiece and 40 engraved plates by Dambrun, Delaunay, Delignon, Duclos, Lingée, Patas, and others after Cochin. Contemporary red morocco gilt, possibly Austrian, covers with gilt border, spines in six compartments, green morocco letteing piece to second and sixth, green morocco numbering piece to fourth, others richly gilt, all edges gilt. A finely bound copy of this beautiful production - in Italian - of the French presses of Didot. Cohen de Ricci 977. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        La Gerusalemme Liberata Stampata d'ordine di Monsieur.

      presso Franc. Ambr. Didot l'Ainé,, Parigi, 1784 - Due volumi di cm. 31, pp. (8) 333 (3); (4) 334 (2). Antiporta allegorica al primo volume e 40 belle tavole fuori testo incise in rame (ciascuna protetta da velina). Solida ed elegante legatura d'inizio '800 in mezza pelle rossa con punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Sguardie e piatti in carta marmorizzata. Qualche fioritura perlopiù marginale limitata a poche carte, esemplare complessivamente in ottimo stato di conservazione, pulito e marginoso. Si tratta della prima tiratura di quest'elegante edizione impressa in soli 200 esemplari e da non confondere con la ristampa che possiede le stesse note tipografiche ma si distingue per non avere la data impressa ai frontespizi, e per alcune varianti nel testo (al titolo ad esempio recita: ".stampata per ordine" e non ".,.stampata d'ordine."). Cfr. Cohen-De Ricci (976-7): "Livre établi avec grand luxe. grace à l'appui du Comte de Provence qui paya les dessins à Cochin 40,000 livres.". Le tavole, del citato Cochin, sono incise da Dambrun, De Launey, Deligno, Duclos, Lingée, Patas, Ponce, Prèvost, A. de Saint-Aubin, Simonet, Tillard, Trière e Varin. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Oeuvres.

      Didot l'ainé., Paris, 1784 - 12 vol. Paris, Didot l'ainé. 1784 1799. 8°. (20,5 cm). Les vol. 10 - 12 avec 24 gravures dessinés par Le Barbier, Lefebvre e.a. gravés par Dmbrun, Mahon, Godefroy e.a. Reliure plein veau d'époque, dos lisse avec motif d'urnes et fleurs, tomaisons en noir. Quérard, France littéraire 3, 142. - Notre exemplaire contien: vol. 1: Galatée. - vol. 2:Estelle. - vol.3: Numa Pompilius. - vol. 4 et 5: Théatre. - vol. 6 et 7: Gonzalve de Cordoue. - vol. 8:Nouvelles nouvelles. - vol. 9: Fables. - vol. 10 - 12: Cervantes, Don Quichotte. Volumes 1 à 5: troisième édition. Volume 1 avec petite déchirure à la coiffe et marque de vers sur le premier plat. 2 exlibris gravées. Dos légèrement frottés Sprache: Französisch Reliure plein veau d'époque, dos lisse avec motif d'urnes et fleurs, tomaisons en noir. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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        Complet set of the best editions]. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere [ ], London, Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1773, [suivi de :] A Voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World [ ], London, Printed for W. Strahan and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1779 [1777], [suivi de :] A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean [ ], [Suivi de :] The Life of Captain James Cook. By Andrew Kippis, D. D. F. R. S. and S. A.[ ], London, Printed for G. Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, in Pall-Mall and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, Pater-Noster Row, 1788. Exemplaire comportant l'ex-libris manuscrit en signature de Andrew Kippis.

      London, Printed by W. and A. Strahan, for G. Nicol, Bookseller to his Majesty, in the Strand and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1784. - Abbey, Travel II, 595 (pour l’aquatinte en suppl.). Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, 649-1226-1543-1962 (Kippis) et 3596 (portrait)-4510 (pour les portraits en suppl. dans l’atlas). Forbes, Hawaiian National Bibliography, 85. Hill, 783-358 (pour la première édition) et 361. Holmes, 5-24 (pour la première édition)-47-69. O’Reilly, Tahiti, 433. Rosove, Antarctica, 77. A3. Édition originale officielle à l’exception du deuxième voyage en 3e édition (souvent préférée à la première édition. Elle contient la table générale des planches pour les trois voyages). Collection complète des trois voyages de Cook, à laquelle on a ajouté la vie du célèbre navigateur par Andrew Kippis. Complet de ses 202 planches gravées hors texte et du portrait du capitaine Cook en frontispice du deuxième voyage (52, 63 et 87 pl.). *Exceptionnelle reliure en cuir de renne russe, dont le prestige tient beaucoup à l’histoire insolite de sa découverte et de son sauvetage d’une épave oubliée au fond des eaux pendant près de deux siècles ! Le brigantin danois « Die Frau Metta Catharina von Flensburg », en provenance de Saint-Pétersbourg pour Gênes avec une cargaison de chanvre et de peaux, s’était échoué dans le détroit de Plymouth en 1786 ; et ce n’est qu’en 1973 que des plongeurs archéologues (the British Sub-Aqua Club), en quête d’un autre navire, l’ont découvert par hasard. Cet événement a donné lieu à une spectaculaire vente aux enchères, et le relieur londonien « Aquarius » s’est porté acquéreur d’un ensemble de peaux de première qualité, dont celle qui lui a servi à relier, avec une grande maîtrise, notre exemplaire. Le remarquable et surprenant état de conservation des ballots de peaux que le brigantin contenait (certaines de la taille de l’animal lui-même, avec la queue et la tête, et marquées des initiales du tanneur) est dû à la méthode russe traditionnelle de tannage qui, en trempant le cuir dans un bain d’écorces de bouleau, le rendait résistant à la moisissure et lui vaut une réputation sans égale auprès des bibliophiles, surtout anglais. La peau du renne très résistante, souple et agréable au toucher se prête très bien aux ornements tels que les dorures ou les incrustations, et son séjour biséculaire dans la boue noire où il a été découvert n’a fait que renforcer sa solidité. Sa couleur varie du rouge bordeaux épais à une couleur terre de Sienne plus légère, comme pour notre exemplaire (Cf. The Wreck of the Metta Catharina, Garbett G. & Skelton I. 1987 et The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Blackwell, Oxford 2010, vol. 39, no2, pp. 235-257 [23 pages (article)]). Very nice set. Complet set of the “best” editions. "Now, this book has quite an amazing story : In 1786, the Die Frau Metta Catherina brigantine left St. Petersbourg with a cargo of hemp and leather. The latter was no ordinary leather, but Russia leather its typical crosshatched grain, tanned with willow bark and curried with birch oil – what the New York Times magazine calls “a top-of-the-line luxury.” This leather was renown for its unique perfume, its resistance to water and, as it seems, for being insect-repellent. Captain Twedt who was the skipper of the Die Frau Metta Catherina back in 1786, was aiming to Genoa. But he never went beyond Plymouth Sound. Torn from her anchorage by a sudden storm, the Metta Catherina eventually sank to a depth of about 100 feet. “The vessel and cargo entirely lost, read a contemporary article; crew saved.” The cargo, including rolls of Russia leather, quietly remained underwater for the following 187 years, until some members of a local diving club discovered the ship. Brought to the surface, the rolls of leather proved to be somehow well preserved. Mr. Brown, who happened to commercialize them, stated : ''The hides on the outer edges of the rolls, as well as others that were disturbed as the vessel sank, had all deteriorated badly. The inner hides in most of the rolls were in a remarkable state of preservation, protected [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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        LES GEORGIQUES DE VIRGILE traduites en vers français, avec les notes et variantes, suivies du texte latin.

      - (Paris), L'imprimerie de la société littéraire typographique, 1784, 15x21. Reliure en plein veau. Dos lisse, joliment orné de filets et motifs dorés. Pièce de titre verte. Encadrement des plats, roulette dorée sur les coupes et à l'intérieure. Tranches dorées. Illustré de deux magnifiques gravures. Très bel exemplaire, papier très frais, petit manque à l'une des coupes (1cm) et marque brune sur les 2 premières pages. Envoi de photos sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie de l'Univers]
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        Ideen zur Philosophie der Geschichte der Menschheit (4 Volumes or Bde)

      Johann Friedrich Hartnoch; Christian Gottlieb Schmieder, Riga and Leipzig; Carlsruhe 1784 - Book. Published 1784, 1785, 1787 and 1792 respectively. First three volumes are from Hartnoch and the fourth volume, which is early but not a first, is from Schmieder, and it is not matching. First three volumes measure 8 by 6 inches, or 20 by 16 cm, and the fourth volume is slighter, 7 by 4 inches, or 18 by 11 cm. Wear to calf spines and marbled boards and corners worn and a bit bumped. All volumes are remarkably clean and all are tight. A very good copy of Herder's attempt to create a universal theory of history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        An autograph document signed <I>"Noah Webster Select man"</I>

      An autograph document signed "Noah Webster Select man" that states: "Hartford April 1 d[ay]. 1784 These may Certifie [sic] that Samuel Holmes Served as Soldier in the Continental Line the year 1780" . In 1784 Webster published the grammar portion of "A Grammatical Institute of the English Language" and worked to initiate legislation for American copyrights. The piece includes a partially printed document acknowledging Connecticut paid Samuel Holmes for his service.

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Beschreibung der Versuche mit den aerostatischen Maschinen der Herren von Montgolfier nebst verschiedenen zu dieser Materie gehörigen Abhandlungen. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt nebst acht Kupfertafeln.

      Weidmanns Erben & Reich,, Leipzig, 1784 - Leipzig, Weidmanns Erben & Reich, 1784. 8°. XXXIV + 268 S. Hld. der Zeit mit reicher RGoldprägung. DEA, gegenüber der franz. Originalausgabe um einige Texte des Übersetzers erweitert. Mit gestochenen Frontispiz, 7 gefalteten Kupfertafeln und 3 gefalteten Tabellen. - PMM 229; Engelmann 96; Borst 455; Poggenforff I, 724: franz. Ausg. - Kanten leicht berieben, Stempel a. T., geringfügige Stockflecken. - Der franz. Naturwissenschaftler Faujas de Saint-Fond förderte die Montgolfiers. Er beschreibt hier die ersten Versuche der Luftschiffahrt, zunächst mit Tieren, danach im November mit Pilatre de Rozier und dem Marquis d'Arlande, die mit einem Fesselballon in die Lüfte stiegen. Dies ist die erste Veröffentlichung über diesen Flug und die erste ernsthafte Abhandlung über die Ballonschiffahrt. Deutsch Hld. der Zeit mit reicher RGoldprägung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Dissertatio physica de aeris factitii genesi, natura, et utilitatibus. Györ, J. Streibig 1784. 8°. 13 (d.l.w.) Bll. 206S. mit 2 (gef.) Kupfertafeln, Ldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. u. Rvg.

      . . Poggendorff I, 589 - De Baker-S. III, 127,1 - Wurzbach III, 354: "Hat sich durch mehrere physikalische Schriften bekannt gemacht, welche zu seiner Zeit Aufsehen erregten.".- Erste Ausgabe des Erstlingswerk.- Behandelt die Eigenschaften der Gase mit instruktiven Kupfertafeln. Handelt auch von der Ballonfahrt.- Titel gestempelt, gering gebräunt, Ebd. etw. berieben.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        TROIS TRIOS pour Violon, Viole, et Violoncelle

      chez T. Mollo, Tranquillo et Comp. 1784 TROIS TRIOS pour Violon, Viole, et Violoncelle par W. A. Mozart. Op: 50 - A Vienne chez T. Mollo, Tranquillo et Comp., 1784. In - folio, (cm. 34,4 x 25). Stemma inciso in rame nel front. di Luisa Sormani Busca Arconati Visconti. 2, 1 foglio bianco, 14, 2 ff. bianchi, 12, 1 f. bianco, 14 pp. Ottimo esemplare dell' edizione originale. Scheda provvisoria.

      [Bookseller: Brighenti libri esauriti e rari]
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        Raccolta di ordinazioni, e capitoli fatti in diversi tempi ai ministri dell'ospitale maggiore de' Santi Maria e Marco di Bergamo ordinata, ed approvata dalla nobile Reggenza dell'anno 1784.

      per Francesco Locatelli,, Bergamo, 1784 - Cm. 25,5, pp. viii, 138 (2). Curiosa vignetta xilografica al frontespizio. Legatura d'amatore (novecentesca) in piena pelle, dorso a nervi, piatti inquadrati da filetti a secco e fregi in oro. Esemplare genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Stampato su carta forte. Assai raro. Una sola copia citata in Iccu. Interessante raccolta di capitoli riguardanti l'organizzazione dell'ospedale bergamasco che ci offre un'immagine precisa della siuazione sanitaria del tempo, delle persone e dei compiti distribuiti in una struttura sanitaria settecentesca. Alcuni dei ruoli citati: del Dispensiere, dello Speziale, del Portinaio, de' Medici Fisici, del Litotomo, ed Oculista, delli Infermieri, del Stramazzaro, del cavalcatore, del Canevaro, del Fabriciere, del Solerolo, del Molinaro, della Comare, ecc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Recueil d'estampes representant les differents evenemens de la guerre qui a procure l'independance aux Etats unis de l'Amerique.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Manfred Nosbüsch]
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        Verdadero Antidoto contra Los Malos Libros De Estos Tiempos: à tratado de La Lectura Christiana, En El Que No Solo Se Propone El Mà todo Que Se Debe Observar En La Lectura de Los Buenos Libros, á Fin De Sacar utilidad De Ellos, Sino Que al Mismo Tiempo Se Descubre El Veneno que Ocultan Muchos de los Modernos, Manifestando los Artificios con que Procuran con Aparantes Razon Difundir sus Errores, y Atraer á las gentes sencillas á diversos vicios y disoluciones. Escrito en Frances. y traducido al Castellano por Don Gabriel Guyano.

      - Madrid, M. Escribano, 1784. 16o. Orlimpvellum. (spine loosening). lxxiv,333,(i) pp. Margins of first and last pages slightly damaged - no loss of text. Del modo de formar una Bibliotheca Publica y Particular; de los libros volupuosos o lascivos.; de los libros de los Hereges.

      [Bookseller: Knuf Rare Books ILAB/LILA]
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        Elementa juris canonici ad jurisprudentiam comitatus burgundiae aliarumque regni provinciarum accomodata.

      Vesuntione [Besancon], J.-F. Couche et Steph. Metoyer, s.d. [1784]. In-8, plein veau porphyre de l'epoque, dos a nerfs orne de caissons fleuronnes, piece de titre de maroquin vert, armes de Louis XVI en medaillon au centre du premier plat, sur le second plat armes de l'universite de Byzance, plats encadres d'un double filet dore, tranches mouchetees, (4), iij, (4), 498 p., xxx p. de table et index, (2) p. d'errata. Edition originale de cet ouvrage attribue a Ch.J.B. Belon par Maurice Perrod ('Repertoire bibliographique des ouvrages franc-comtois imprimes anterieurement a 1790'), Prenoms et dates d'apres Bernard Lavillat ('L'enseignement a Besancon au XVIIIe s.', p. 123). L'auteur etait professeur de droit a l'universite de Besancon. (Camus-Dupin, n°2614). Tres bel exemplaire de prix de l'universite de Besancon decerne a D. Galliot le 30 juillet 1788 (ex-libris grave et manuscrit), comportant les armes de Louis XVI au premier plat et celles de l'universite de Besancon au second plat. Imprime sur grand papier azure..

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hatchuel]
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        Verfassung der kaiserlich- königlichen oesterreichischen Armee. Mit einem ausführlichen alphabetischen Register. Wien, J. G. Ritter v. Mösle 1821. Gr. 8°. XXXIX S., 1 Bl., 654 S., 1 Bl., mit 4 gefalt. Tabellen, Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rsch. und Rvg.

      . . ÖBL I, 74 - Wurzbach I, 316: "Geschätzt wegen Gediegenheit und Gründlichkeit.".- Einzige Ausgabe, selten.- Ignaz Franz Bergmayr (1784-1853) arbeitete im Kriegsministerium, zuletzt beim Obersten Militärgerichtshof und der Justiz-Normalienkommission.- Hübsche Buntpapiervorsätze, Ebd. leicht beschabt und bestoßen, sonst gutes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        A View of Karakakooa, in Owyhee

      London:: W. and A. Strahan for G. Nicol,. 1784.. Very good overall. The attractive view of Karakakooa Bay on the island of Hawaii. The view depicts the Hawaiian paradise, the native settlements on the beach to the right, with the men rowing their canoes out to Cook&#39;s ships on the left. In the left foreground is a surfer paddling out on his board, the first engraving to show this. It is an idyllic, peaceful view, being Cook&#39;s first visit to the Island. On his return, forced by the necessity of repairs to the ships, he was perceived differently, and this was to be the site of his death. Plate mark 21 x 10 1/2", on folio paper (16 1/4 x 21 1/2"), plate 68 from the atlas accompanying Cook&#39;s third voyage, "A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean". Engraved by W. Byrne. A crisp impression, from the first edition of the book. Very slightly dusty.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        THE ANGLER&#39;S MUSEUM; OR, THE WHOLE ART OF FLOAT AND FLY FRISHING. Containing I. The Nature And Properties Of Fish In General. II. Rules And Cautions To Be Observed By Young Anglers. III. The Choice And Preparation Of Rods And Lines,

      London, printed for John Fielding, (1784).. IV. Of Float Fishing And Of Live And Dead Baits. V. Of Fly Fishing And The Preparation Of Artificial Flies. VI. An Account Of The Different Sorts Of Fish, Their Haunts And Spawning Times, And Sea Foods To Angle For Them. VII. An Account Of Some Of The Sea Fish, Their Nature, Qualities and the Manner Of Catching Them. VIII. Particulars Respecting The Laws And Customs Of Angling. FIRST EDITION, undated but only the first edition of 1784 carries the author&#39;s name on the title page, 12mo, approximately 155 x 90 mm, 6 x 3¾ inches, engraved portrait frontispiece of Mr John Kirby "The Celebrated Fisherman", Keeper of Newgate, woodcut vignette of fish on title page, pages: viii, 1-136, bound in half calf over marbled boards, modern reback with raised gilt bands, gilt creel motif in 4 compartments, gilt lettering and date, marbled edges, endpapers renewed. Upper corner of upper cover slightly bumped, tiny chips to marbled paper at top of lower cover, modern fishing bookplate on front pastedown, early signature on reverse of frontispiece, light browning to frontispiece margins, slight brown offsetting from portrait onto title page, "First edn 1784" in a modern hand at foot of title page, some pages lightly age-browned, tiny ink mark to lower corner of 3 leaves, just visible on a few other pages, a small pale ink "X" in a couple of margins, a tiny closed tear neatly repaired to 1 lower margin. A very good copy. Westwood & Satchell, Bibliotheca Piscatoria, page 194. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards:

      E Jones 1784. Preserved by tradition and authentic manuscripts, from remote antiquity never before published tot he tunes are added variations of the harp, harpsichord, violin or flute. With a choice collection of the pennillion, epigrammatic stanzas, or, native pastoral sonnets of Wales, with English translations. Likewise a History of the Bards from the earliest period to the present time: and an account of their Music, Poetry and Musical Instruments with a delineation of the latter. In modern brown half leather with cream cloth boards, blind tooling to leather edges. Blind tooling and raised bands to spine, no title. Internally, new endpapers, couple of nick to edges of front blanks, ink name to verso of the Loutherbourg frontispiece, light water stain to bottom margin corner of frontispiece, ink name to head of title page, minimal foxing, tatty tissue guards, (6), 78 pp, 1 invisible page margin repair, pages 45-78 music scores, some with pencil notes, dedication leaf is engraved. (Libri Walliae 2860/p354) (ESTC T115800). (Edward Jones, [Bardd y Brenin], harpist and music antiquary, studied and collected a great variety of traditional music, publishing in addition to Welsh melodies the music not only of other parts of the British Isles, but also of many countries worldwide. The subtitle of his Lyric Airs (1804) lists the contents as 'Specimens of Greek, Albanian, Walachian, Turkish, Arabian, Persian, Chinese, and Moorish National Songs and Melodies', as well as a scholarly essay on the origins of music in ancient Greece. He also published the volume Maltese Melodies (1807?), and a collection entitled Terpsichore's Banquet (1813), in which he extended his researches to countries including Spain, Russia, Sweden, and Armenia. For a full Bio see ODNB)

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        Grossherzoglich Hessisches Militair. Nach der Natur aufgenommen von . . . der Grossherzoglichen Gemaelde Gallerie in Darmstadt und auf Stein gezeichnet von J. Völlinger.Karlsruhe, Johann Velten, [ca. 1830]. Royal folio (45×32 cm.) With a lithographic title-page and dedication to the Archduke Ludwig von Hessen (both by Johann Evangel. Mettenleiter), contents list and 30 numbered lithographs of army officers and enlisted men, many on horseback, all beautifully coloured by hand with watercolour, gouache and glazed highlights. Modern red half morocco.

      Cat. De Ridder 278; Colas 2155; Hiler, p. 634; Lipperheide 2211. Fine and rare work on military costumes by Franz Hubert Müller (1784-1835) depicting the uniforms of military of all ranks in the Hessian army. The large costume plates are finely coloured by a contemporary hand, with rich, brilliant colours for the uniforms and subtle shades for the clouds and other background elements. With engraved dedication to Ludwig "Großherzog Von Hessen und bei Rhein". The plates show a Major General, a warrant officer of the Duke of Hessen, a general officer, engineers and figures from all divisions of the army: cavalry, artillery, infantry, military police, etc., standing or on horseback in a landscape, in the barracks or in a town. Müller was an artist, engraver and author of books on fine arts. In 1817, having been appointed director of an art gallery in Darmstadt, he opened an academy of fine arts. The plates were lithographed by Joseph Völlinger (1790-1846) who worked in München and Karlsruhe.With the bookplate of F.C. Koch. With the contents leaf cut down and mounted on a modern leaf. Otherwise in fine condition, with only a small marginal tear, unobtrusively repaired, and an occasional minor spot.

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        Eberts Naturlehre.

      Troppau, Traßler 1784-85.. 3 Bde. 8°. 559 (1); 494 (2), 528 S. Mit gest., kol. Frontisp. u. insges. 49 altkolor. Kupfertaf. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg. Nur tlw. etw. stärker gebräunt die Kupfer tlw. im Rand hinterlegt bzw. etw. angerandet.. vgl. Wegehaupt I, 515 (Ausg. Lpz.); Jörden VI, 55 - Ebert (1737-1805), Mathematiker, Philosoph, Dichter. "Als Schriftsteller machte er sich durch mehrere mathematische und philosophische Lehrbücher bekannt, welche sich durch logische Anordnung, Gründlichkeit und Deutlichkeit und nicht minder in stilistischer Hinsicht auszeichnen". (ADB) - Das Werk ist in Briefform, für Kinder von zehn bios zwölf Jahren, abgefasst. Die schönen Kupfer zeigen Säugetiere, Fischer, Schmetterlinge, Vögel und Pflanzen sowie einige physikalische und astronomische Versuche.

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        An historical sketch of Goa, the metropolis of the Portuguese settlements in India. Madras (now Chennai), "printed for the Proprietor, by William Twigg, at the Gazette Press", 1831. Small narrow 4to in 2s (20 x 14 cm). With a folding engraved map of the city of Goa (23.5 x 26.5 cm). Contemporary half tree calf.

      Graesse II, p. 286; Smith & Vining, American Geographers, 1784-1812, pp. 44-45. First (and only early English) edition of a detailed account of the city of Goa and its surroundings on the west coast of India, with a folding map of the city, engraved in Madras by W. Jervis. In addition to the general history and description of Goa, with an emphasis on the Portuguese colonists, the book includes a biography of the author; brief notes on the viceroys, governors, bishops and archbishops of Goa, from 1505 to the time of publication; information on the churches and religious orders; the islands and surroundings; and the people of various social classes. The book was printed for the proprietor of the Madras Gazette, apparently by subscription since it includes a list of about 250 subscribers. An essential reference for any study of the city and a primary source for the early 19th century. Cottineau de Kloguen was born in Nantes, probably before 1780, joined a Catholic religious order at an early age and spent most of his life abroad as a missionary. He lived in Baltimore, Maryland, for ten years and published a book there in 1806. He was in Bombay by 1827 and took charge of the Church of St Joseph in Colaba there when it was consecrated early in 1828. He died in 1830 at Madras, where the present book was published the following year. A Portuguese translation appeared in 1858.In very good condition and with generous margins, with a small tear in the folding map, the corner of one leaf torn off (not approaching the text) and a marginal stain in the last few leaves, with some damage at the foot of a few of those leaves. The binding is slightly rubbed and has a few chips along the edges, but is otherwise very good.

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        RECUEIL D&#39;ESTAMPES REPRESENTANT LES DIFFERENTS EVENEMENS DE LA GUERRE QUI A PROCURE L&#39;INDEPENDANCE AUX ETATS UNIS DE L&#39;AMERIQUE

      Paris: M. Ponce et M. Godefroy, [1784]. First Edition. Hardcover. A clean copy of this interesting book. Near Fine. Oblong quarto (12-3/4" x 9-3/4") bound in recent calf-backed boards with a gilt-decorated spine and gilt-lettered morocco spine label. This copy complete with sixteen engraved plates plus two additional plates bound at the end. Includes an engraved title page with vignettes (HOWES C576: the first French book to mention the United States on the title page), twelve plates of scenes, two maps, and a final plate celebrating the peace of 1783. One of the few contemporary publications with illustrated scenes from the Revolution, this copy has wider margins than others we have examined. The plates are: 1. Precis de cette guerre. 2. John Malcom. 3. Journee de Lexington. 4. Sarratoga. 5. Prise de la Dominique. vi. Prise du Senegal. 7. Prise de l&#39;isle de la Grenade. 8. Prise de Pensacola. 9. Prise de Tabago. 10. Reddition de l&#39;armee du Lord Cornwallis. 11. Surprise de St. Eustache. 12. Siege du Fort S. Philippe. 13. Attaque de Brimstomhill. 14. Carte des Etats Unis. 15. Cartes particulieres des concessions faites par l&#39;Angleterre a la France et a l&#39;Espagne par le traite de 1783. 16. Precis du traite de paix, signe a Versailles le 3 septembre 1783. The additional two plates are in the same style but are related to the slightly later French Revolution: 1. La honte du forfait , n&#39;est que pour le coupable. 2. The heroisme du jeune desilles.

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        [Man of Mangea]

      London: circa, 1784. Proof engraving, 315 x 250 mm, laid down on old backing with manuscript notes in ink at bottom right; in good condition, framed. Proof before letters. Rare proof impression before letters of one of Webber&#39;s more striking portraits from Cook&#39;s third voyage, of the Cook Islands native Mou&#39;rooa, who transferred into Cook&#39;s boat as the captain reconnoitred off Mangaia in March 1777. He was the only one to actually board the Resolution, &#39;tho not without evident signs of fear&#39; (Beaglehole, Journals III, part 1, p. 79). As the ships did not land on Mangaia, the little information they gathered was derived from questions put to Mou&#39;rooa by Omai. His ears were already pierced with the long slit in which he stuck a knife he was given as a gift or trade. Joppien and Smith note that this was one of the earliest from the series of engravings to be printed. They also note another proof impression of this plate in the National Library of Australia.

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        Portraits of Captain James King and Hawkesworth

      London: Alex Hogg, n.d., but circa, 1784. Pair of engraved portraits on single sheet, 240 x 380 mm; in good condition. Cook&#39;s editors. Striking oval portraits of two men involved in the publication of Cook&#39;s voyages, from Anderson&#39;s Voyages of Captain Cook. Hawkesworth was of course the writer who published Cook&#39;s first voyage (Cook was among many who disliked the results) In 1771 John Hawkesworth (c.1720-1773) was appointed by Lord Sandwich, then first Lord of the Admiralty, to revise and publish Cook&#39;s voyages to the Pacific. This was issued in three volumes, quarto, and covers narrative edited from Cook&#39;s journals of his first voyage, plus the voyages of several of his predecessors in the Southern oceans. James King (1750-1784) was the astronomer recommended by Dr Thomas Hornsby to accompany Cook&#39;s third voyage. He was appointed to the Resolution as second lieutenant and reportedly was ashore taking sights at the time of Cook&#39;s death in 1779. Following Cook&#39;s death he helped lead the ships on the remainder of the voyage, also completing Cook&#39;s account of the voyage prior to his early death from tuberculosis.

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        Captain James Cook

      London: Alex Hogg., n.d., but circa, 1784. Engraving, 380 x 235 mm.; some wear. Re-engraved for Anderson. Naïve oval portrait prepared as frontispiece for Anderson&#39;s New, Authentic and Complete Collection (1784-86). The scroll below gives birth and death information and names of the ships on each voyage.

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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). 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). Later half gray cloth, marbled boards, morocco gilt lettering piece to spine (extremities a bit worn). 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. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS119. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Herren Stephan und Joseph von Montgolfier Versuche mit der von ihnen erfundenen Maschine. Ein Auszug aus der französischen Beschreibung von C. G. Murr

      Nürnberg, Grattenauer, 1784.. Mit 8 Kupfertafeln und gefalt. Tabelle. 6 Bl., 140 S., 1 Bl. HPrgt. d. Zt. Erste Ausgabe dieser deutschen Bearbeitung. - Fromm 8819; Brockett 8894; Liebmann-W. 1003: "Enthält S. 110-140 ausführliche und nach den Quellen gearbeitete Nachrichten über die Geschichte der Luftschiffahrt vor Montgolfier mit zahlreichen Literaturhinweisen und Zitaten." - Die Kupfer, dem französischen Original nachgestochen, zeigen verschiedene Ballontypen, Ventile, Konstruktionsskizzen, das Luftschiff von Lana etc. - Etwas berieben. Insgesamt recht gutes und hübsch gebundenes Exemplar!

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        Télephe en XII livres

      Londres; et se trouve à Paris: Pissot, 1784. Octavo, woodcut vignette on title, early inscribed attribution &#39;Par Mr de Péméyea&#39;; contemporary French quarter calf, paper boards a bit rubbed. First edition of this antiquarian utopia set in Minoan Crete, chronicling the reconciliation of all strata of society. The success of this novel by the Professeur d&#39;éloquence at the Royal College at la Flèche led to several editions within a few years. Like so many books of the imaginary voyage tradition, this work takes Fénélon&#39;s Télémaque as its template, and has a similarly socialist distrust of private property and the evils of slavery.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. J.C. Berndt b. I. W. Iaeger, "Carte topographique D'Allemagne Contenant une Partie des Provinces Unies, favoir la Province de Friesland occidentale, une Partie d'Overyssel, de Gueldre, d'Hollande septentrionale...".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, 1784, 47 x 58,7. Mit Kopftitel. - Zeigt mittig den Zuidersee. Gebiet: Insel Texel, Leuuwarden, Zwolle, Alkmar.

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        Kst.- Karte, v. J.C. Berndt b. I. W. Iaeger, "Carte topographique D'Allemagne Contenant une Partie des Duches de Gueldres et de Cleves, du Comte d'Hollande, la Province d' Utrecht, Baronie, de Breda, ..".

      . mit altem Grenzkolorit,, 1784, 46,5 x 59. Mit Kopftitel. - Zeigt mittig die Umgebung Utrecht - Rhenen. Gebiet: Amsterdam, Deventer, Kleve, Breda.

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        [Colour drawings of birds after Jacquin, Latham and Sparmann]. [Austria?], [ca. 1815]. Imperial 4to? (35×25.5 cm). 127 drawings of birds in black, white and colour gouaches on wove paper, each with the Latin name and occasionally also a brief note in German (in a German hand), each signed "E.G.F. fec." 19th-century grey half cloth.

      Cf. Nissen, IVB 466 (Jacquin), 533 (Latham) and 889 (Sparmann). A series of colour bird drawings initialled by the unidentified artist, "E.G.F.", based on drawings in three published bird books: 14 after Joseph Franz von Jacquin, Beyträge zur Geschichte der Vögel (Vienna 1784); 69 after John Latham, Allgemeine Uebersicht der Vögel (Nürnberg 1792) and 44 after Anders Sparmann, Museum Carlsonianum (Stockholm 1786-1789). Below each drawing, the artist names the source he followed and gives the Latin name of the bird, usually the place of origin (in German) and occasionally an additional note in German. Most of the birds come from Africa, the Americas, the East Indies, New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. Although nearly all the birds come from exotic lands, one has a note, "Augeblich in Oesterreich gevangen/Vielleicht ein bastard vom Lauarien Vogell und Grünling".Slightly browned, a few leaves with minor stains or foxing and a couple with small marginal tears, but still in good condition.

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        Le Roi Voyageur, ou Examen des Abus de l'Administration de la Lydie

      T.P. Capel, Londres 1784 - Octavo, completely uncut, in fine condition except that the original marbled wrappers are loose and defective revealing French printed waste used in the binding. " First edition: the fictional discovery and translation of an ancient travel account used to mask a political satire. The London imprint is probably a disguise since the binding shows the use of French printed waste as strengthening. Published only five years before the revolution, the subterfuge is understandable. In one of the most disingenuous prefaces in the imaginary voyage tradition, the author proffers a wonderfully diverse raft of excuses as to the integrity of the edition, which apparently only exists as an imprecise manuscript in 'mauvais latin' - a problem which the eponymous editor gleefully compounds with his own revisions. The work itself turns out to be the history of Melés, King of Lydie, and chronicles his extensive travels through his own kingdom, which proved the happy notion that everything the king has learnt in the schools and salons is quite useless, and that it is only through travel and experience that the true nature of his realm will become apparent. Lydie is clearly France, and the catalogue of abuses that the king discovers have direct relevance to pre-revolutionary France: the impositions on trade, the systems of privilege and their rank abuse, and the censorship of dissent. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [PRINTED CERTIFICATE, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, AUTHORIZING THE DISCHARGE OF A FRENCH COLONIAL SOLDIER]

      [Mauritius. 1784].. Broadside, 10 x 13 inches. Old folds. Completed in manuscript, with wax seal and manuscript notations on verso. Worn and lightly soiled, with some minor separation and loss at folds. Good. Rare and ephemeral discharge paper for a French soldier serving on Ile de France - present-day Mauritius - in the Indian Ocean. The soldier&#39;s name in Jean Foutelle, and his age and physical description are given. The certificate is signed by the Lieutenant Colonel of the island&#39;s regiment, as well as the Lieutenant Governor. It is stamped with an official wax seal and several manuscript notations on the verso of the certificate describe later activities. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island&#39;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. Rare and interesting - a handsome piece of early Mauritius printing.

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        Mort Tragique du Capitaine Cook. le 15 Fevrier, 1779. Sur la cote d\'Owhy-hee l\'une des Isles Sandwich, decouverte par ce Navigateur. . . Dediee et Presentee a Monsieur De Bougainville Officier General de Terre et de Mer, de la Societe Royale de Londres et

      Fine example of the rare Claude-Mathieu Fessard depiction of the death of Captain James Cook in Hawaii, during his third voyage. 1784. Paris. 350 mm x 300 mm. Separately issued. Minor foxing and overall toning.It includes a brief biography of Cook and description of his death engraved below the image as a caption, with a dedication to Bouganville. Cook\'s death in Hawaii is one of the iconic images of the 18th Century.  Reproduced on numerous occasions, this is the original engraving from which most depictions of his death are taken.   James Cook was killed in Hawaii on February 14, 1779. He and his men had spent the two months on the Big Island and been well received. They departed in early February 1779 but returned due to storms and the need for ship repairs. The second reception turned hostile, and tensions between the sailors and the natives increased. When Cook went ashore to investigate, a scuffle occurred and Cook was killed.Conflicting accounts regarding Cook\'s death circulated, as there was some confusion over whether Cook was facing the Hawaiians and whether he had ordered his men to shoot at the islanders. Lieutenant James King, who was on the voyage but did not witness the incident, reported that \"it was remarked that while he faced the natives, none of them had offered him any violence, but that having turned about, to give his orders to the boats, he was stabbed in the back, and fell with his face into the water.\"In the Webber view, Cook is situated slightly to the right of center and stands out as he is represented in lighter tones than the other sailors and natives. He faces his men and, while armed with a rifle, has his back to the islanders. Other views, such as the impressive work of George Carter, show Cook facing his attackers.The official French account of Cook\'s third voyage did not include an image of his death, although some copies did include an added \'Mort de Cook\' plate.  The inclusion of Webber\'s scene in some English editions of the official account prompted Claude-Mathieu Fessard to create this fine example of the Webber view. The view is rare.References: Beddie 2615; Joppien & Smith 3.305A.

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        A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from the Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar.

      London: Printed by W. & A. Strahan; For W. Strahan J.F. & C. Rivington et al 1784 - Fifth edition. Two volumes. Folio. (580 leaves); (592 leaves), with signatures 4T-6M2 in volume I bound in before 3L and the final blank in volume II not bound in at all, the text complete with no other anomalies. Early 19th century black full calf sometime sympathetically rebacked to style, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered direct to two panels, renewed endpapers, 20th century armorial bookplates to the front pastedowns. Some sporadic foxing and a little marginal staining in places, generally a very good set. The final two volume folio edition and, more importantly, the last edition to appear in Johnson's lifetime. Courtney and Smith, p. 57. Fleeman, 55.4D/6.

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        Encyclopédie Méthodique: Économie politique et diplomatique.

      Ã  Paris chez Panckoucke; à Liège chez Plomteux 1784 - Four volumes in 4to; (2), VI, 760 pp.; (4), 757, (1) pp.; (4), 787, (1) pp.; (2), 840 pp., with one large folding table; contemporary marbled calf, raised bands, richly gilt backs with contrasting gilt lettering-pieces, marbled edges and marbled endpapers, extremities rabbed and bumped, turn ins partly chipped, covers of two volumes with worm holes, back cover of volumes 4 stained, a few gatherings browned, else clean and crisp. First edition with contributions from Demeunier, Desbois de Rochefort and Grivel (see INED 1340). Major subjects are agriculture, population and political economy. The Encyclopédie Méthodique (a reworking of the famous Encyclopédie of Diderot et d'Alembert) is divided into subject categories which form independent works. Kress B 574, Goldsmiths 12380 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Onomatologia Curiosa, Artificiosa et Magica. Oder: natürliches Zauber-Lexicon in welchem vieles Nützliche und Angenehme aus der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre und natürlichen Magie nach alphabetischer Ordnung vorgetragen worden. Dritte Auflage. Verbessert und mit vielen neuen Zusätzen vermehrt von Johann Christian Wiegleb. -

      Nürnberg: Raspe 1784,. 4 Bll., 1744 Spp., 1 Faltkupfer, HLdrbd. der Zeit auf fünf Bünden, farbiger Blattschnitt, 20 x 12,5 cm. Dritte, vermehrte und verbesserte Auflage des erstmals 1759 erschienen Zauberlexikons. Themen sind Magie und Esoterik, Zaubertricks, Kartenkunststücke, chemisch-physikalische Experimente, Haushaltsmittel und Tinkturen, etc. - Die gestochene Titelvignette zeigt einen Greis bei der Buchlektüre in einem kleinen Gartenhäuschen. - Etwas berieben und bestoßen, das vordere Vorsatzblatt minimal randfleckig und mit winzigem Besitzvermerk von alter Hand. Sonst und insgesamt gutes, gepflegtes Exemplar..

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        Les Voyages d&#39;Amour, Fils de Venus

      Paris: ches Theophile Barrois, 1784. Duodecimo; a fine copy in 19th-century French quarter red morocco, spine fading. First edition: a paradise on the Island of Venus. Evidently largely unknown to bibliographers, this charming work tells of the edenic Island of Venus, its natural beauty and exotic fauna completely unspoiled by any human influence. Using this as a backdrop, the work recounts the suitably idyllic adventures of Amour, the son of Venus, and his friends Morpheus, Eve and Zéphire. The short work ends with the parting wish: &#39;Si cette première Partie est reçue avec indulgence, on donnera la seconde.&#39; The continuation, Voyages du Prince Amour followed in 1789 (although Barbier lists it as the second edition of this work).

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        Histoire de La Littérature D&#39;Italie, Tirée De L&#39;italien De Mr. Tiraboschi, et Abrégée Par Antoine Landi

      1784. Berne, 1784. 5 volumes, uncut, in original printed wrappers. Good copies. pp. viii, 373 [374 blank]; 365 [366 blank]; 428; 536; 351 [352 blank], including half-title in each volume. (some discreet library stamps throughout). Tiraboschi (1731 - 1794) produced 13 volumes of his Storia della letterature italiana, covering the origin and development of literature and the sciences from Etruscan times to 1700; an erudite and learned scholar, he was a bit long-winded, and Landi"s abridgment has much to recommend it. See Bohn&#39;s Guinea Catalogue note to # 6452 "The Storia della Letteratura Italiana of the immortal Tiraboschi cannot fail to be admitted into every judicious library, however vast or confined. Italy boasts of few literary characters of a higher class, or of a more widely-diffused reputation than Tiraboschi. His diligence, his sagacity, his candour, his constant and patriotic exertions to do justice to the reputation of his countrymen, and to rescue departed worth from ill-merited oblivion, assign to him an exalted situation; a situation with the Poggios and Politians of former times, in the everlasting temple of Fame" (Dibdin) And: "In one country of Europe, and only in one, we find a national history so comprehensive as to leave uncommemorated no part of its literary labour. This was first executed by Tiraboschi, a Jesuit born at Bergamo, and in his later years, librarian of the Duke of Modena. It descends to the close of the seventeenth century. In full and clear exposition, in minute and exact investigation of facts, Tiraboschi has few superiors; and such is his good sense in criticism, that we must regret the sparing use he has made of it." (Hallam).

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        The death of Captain James Cook by the Indians of O&#39;Why&#39;Ee one of the Sandwich Islands

      London: printed by Sayer and Bennet for G. Carter, 1784. Original copperplate engraving measuring 465 x 600 mm. (plate size); very good copy of a strong impression, mounted and framed. George Carter&#39;s famous engraving of the death of Captain Cook. Although Webber&#39;s and Carter&#39;s depictions of the death scene are both scarce in the market place it is Carter&#39;s version that is especially notable for its rarity. Carter was not an eye-witness of the events in Hawaii, but his careful reconstruction is recognised as one of the finest depictions of the scene. He first painted the image in 1781, and helped to produce the engraving himself, in partnership with the print sellers Robert Sayer and George Bennett. The engraving was released a few weeks before the official voyage account, probably to capitalise on the fact that the official account did not include an image of Cook&#39;s death (although, if any, it is the Webber/Bartolozzi image that is more often seen actually bound into the Atlas volume). George Carter was an accomplished portrait and history painter and a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and the Society of Artists in London in the second half of the eighteenth century. The tragic events surrounding Cook&#39;s death on 14 February 1779 provided perfect material for this painter of historical subjects. His version, like Webber&#39;s, moved the scene of the massacre from the flat shoreline of Kaawaloa to the more dramatic setting of Kealakekua with the cliffs rising in the background. However, Carter&#39;s depiction is unlike Webber&#39;s in several significant ways. Most significantly, he shows Cook apparently ready to defend himself, his rifle raised like a club, but the image is also well known for its detailed portraiture, including several images of Hawaiians in the foreground and, especially, with beautifully realized images of the British sailors in their three boats. Carter&#39;s composition, as a result, not only has a heightened drama, but gives a visceral sense of conflict.

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        A Tour in Wales. In Two Volumes.

      Benjamin White. London 1784 - Second edition and best edition with additional plates. Volume I: [viii], 488pp. [viii]pp. index. Vignette title, 26 engraved plates, many of them folding. Volume II: vi, [ii], 487pp. [viii]pp. index + 7pp. explanatory text to supplement plates. Engraved title, dated also 1784 + extra engraved title for The Journey to Snowden, dated 1781 and printed by Henry Hughes. Engraved vignette to page 1, 11 engraved plates, one of these folding plus 10 additional plates at rear, one of these folding. Handsomely bound in contemporary brown tree calf, very sympathetically and professionally rebacked in modern speckled calf retaining original endpapers. Contrasting lettering pieces. Some pages sl. browned and spotted but o/w an incredibly clean, complete and sound copy of this classic work.

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        Sammelband mit 20 Biographien und Nachrufen zu Lübecker Persönlichkeiten.

      meist Lübeck, Römhild, 1784/1829.. Mit 1 gefalteten Stammtafel, 1 gefalteten Liedtext, Pappband der Zeit, 16,5 x 11 cm,. Einband etwas berieben.Interessanter Sammelband mit Lebensbeschreibungen von Lübecker Bürgermeistern, Senatoren, Ärzten, Lehrern und Geistlichen des 18. Jahrhunderts, u. a. Nicolaus Binder, Christian von Brokes, Franz Bernhard Bruns, Carl Abraham Gütschow, Gerhard Hinrich Lamprecht, Gabriel Christian Lembke, Christian Julius Wilhelm Mosche und Peter Hinrich Petersen.

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        TRATADO DE LA CABREACION SEGUN EL DERECHO, Y ESTILO DEL PRINCIPADO DE CATALUNA

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1784. Holandesa. 20X15. 8h+130Pag+1h. Sus utilidades, y efectos del modo de principiar, y seguir con las causas de Cabreacion por Jayme Tos y urgelles. Rarissimo tratado. Ref 5.2 Biblioteca A.

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        Les Liaisons Dangereuses, ou Lettres recueillies dans une Societé, & publiées pour l&#39;Instruction de quelques autres

      Amsterdam, Et se trouve à Paris, Durand Neveu 1784.. 4 Bde. in 2 geb. (kompl.). 8°. XV, 169; 2 Bll., 170; 2 Bll., 163, 1 Bl., 184 S. Ldr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. u. Kopfgoldschn. Kanten berieb. Hs. Besitzvermerk am Tit. Einige wenige S. (1-8) v. Bd. 3 geringf. wasserrandig. Dieser Briefroman von de Laclos (1741-1803) gilt als ein Hauptwerk der französischen Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts und als Sittengemälde des ausgehenden Ancien régime. Hermann Hesse sagte er sei unter den erotischen, gesellschaftskritischen Romanen seiner Zeit der klügste, kühlste und unsentimentalste, literarisch sowie psychologisch glänzend. Sehr rare Ausgabe, zwei Jahre nach der EA. Diese Ausgabe erschien beim Verleger der Originalausgabe. Bibliographisch von uns nicht nachweisbar.

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        The Royal Society Medal (silver issue), in commemoration of Captain Cook

      London: Royal Society, 1784. Silver medal, 43 mm. diameter; relief bust of Captain Cook on recto, full-length relief portrait of Fortune leaning on a column while resting her hand upon a rudder and globe on verso; very good ("extremely fine"). One of 322 silver specimens. The handsome silver issue of the Royal Society&#39;s formal memorial to the great navigator. Fellows of the Royal Society were entitled to a free bronze medal, while silver and gold issues were available by subscription only; some were reserved for presentation. L. Richard Smith (in The Royal Society Cook Medal, Sydney, 1982) has suggested a probable final minting figure of 22 gold, 322 silver and 577 bronze medals. An engraving of the medal was printed on the title-page of the second and third editions (and some copies of the first) of the official account. The commissioning of this medal was due above all else to the efforts of Sir Joseph Banks, who supervised &#39;the minting and distribution of the Royal Society Cook medal as a personal task coincident with the publication of the narrative of the tragic third voyage&#39; (H.B. Carter, Sir Joseph Banks, 1988, p. 168). Cook&#39;s European reputation is borne out by several letters to Banks from the Continent requesting specimens of the medal, including one from Bougainville, who wrote in June 1785 to remind Banks that as a member since 1756 he felt entitled to one (see The Banks Letters, ed. W.R. Dawson, 1958, p. 122).

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