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        The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq., with an Essay on His Life and Genius. 10 Volumes

      London, Printed for W. Strahan 1784 - 10 Volumes. 22 cm. Each volume bound in contemporary leather. Gilt lettering on red spine label on each volume. 5 raised bands and 6 compartments on each volume. Good bindings and covers. Minimal shelfwear. Some volumes have chipping and loss to head and tail of spine. Clean, unmarked pages with minimal toning. Please feel free to view our photographs. v. 1-3. Plays.--v. 4. The fathers; or, The good-natured man, a comedy. The life of Jonathan Wild the Great. A journey from this world to the next, &c.--v. 5. The history of the adventures of Joseph Andrews, and his friend Mr. Abraham Adams. The preface to David Simple. The preface to the familiar letters between the principal characters in David Simple and some others.--v. 6-7. The history of Tom Jones, a foundling.--v. 8. Philosophical transactions for the year 1742 and 1743. The first Olynthiac of Demosthenes. Of the remedy of affliction for the loss of our friends. A dialogue between Alexander the Great, and Diogenes the cynic. An interlude between Jupiter, Juno, Apollo, and Mercury, which was originally intended as an introduction to a comedy called Jupiter's descent on earth. The true patriot. The Jacobite's journal. v. 9. Amelia (continued) An essay on conversation. An essay on the knowledge of the characters of men.--v. 10. The Convent-Garden journal. A charge delivered to the grand jury, at the Sessions of the Peace, held for the city and liberty of Westminster, &c. On Thursday the 29th day of June, 1749. The journal of a voyage to Lisbon. A fragment of a comment on Lord Bolingbroke's essays. An enquiry into the causes of the late increase of robbers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Grenada: Printed by John Spahn, [?]. 1784 - [4]pp. on a folio sheet folded once to quarto size. Splitting along most of the fold, but the two leaves not detached. Stained along upper edge, lightly tanned. Good. In a half morocco box. A very rare Grenada imprint, printing extracts from the treaties which concluded the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, especially those portions pertaining to Grenada, and to Britain's guarantee of freedom of religion in her colonies. This proclamation was printed in Grenada by John Spahn, and although undated was likely produced in 1784, following the news of Britain's re-acquisition of Grenada after the Treaty of Paris concluding the American Revolution. Four articles are reprinted from the Treaty of 1763 ending the French and Indian War: Article 4, passing all of Canada over to the British, and ensuring freedom of religion to the former French subjects; Article 9, ceding Grenada, the Grenadines, St. Vincent, Dominica, and Tobago to the British and ensuring the same religious freedoms as those guaranteed to the former French subjects in Canada; and two articles pertaining to administrative matters. Four articles are also reprinted from the 1783 Treaty of Paris which ended the American Revolution: Article VII through which Britain ceded St. Lucia and Tobago to the French, and in which the French guaranteed religious freedom to the Protestant inhabitants of the islands; Article VIII, which gave Grenada, the Grenadines, St. Vincent's, Dominica, St. Christopher's, Nevis, and Montserrat, and under which the British guaranteed religious freedom; and two other articles addressing legal and administrative questions. The third item reprinted is a proclamation by George III, "given at Our Town of Fort Royal," in 1764 proclaims the sovereignty of British law on Grenada and the other recently acquired islands: "the laws of Great Britain are in force in this Island, as far as the Nature and Circumstances of the Colony will permit; and that all other Jurisdictions, Offices, Commissions and Proceedings for the future, not founded on those Our Laws of England, are hereby declared to be absolutely determined, utterly void, and totally abolished." The Proclamation authorizes the calling of a General Assembly for the islands, and gives the Governor General the power to institute laws and courts on the island until the legislature convenes. Printing on Grenada began as early as 1765 and continued through the French occupation of 1779-83. OCLC carries only one listing for John Spahn as a printer on Grenada - as publisher of the ST. GEORGE'S CHRONICLE AND GRENADA GAZETTE in 1800. Although the present extracts are undated, it is most likely that they were printed shortly after the British regained control of Grenada in 1784. This document is not listed on OCLC, nor are any Grenada imprints from the 1780s. A rare collection of treaty extracts carrying important information about the political and religious state of affairs in Grenada and the West Indies. Due to the humid climate in the area, 18th-century imprints from the West Indies are virtually unobtainable.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Recueil d'estampes representant les differents evenemens de la querre qui a procuré independence aux Etats Unis de l'Amerique

      chez M. Ponce et chez M. Godefroy, Paris 1784 - Original French blue paper-covered boards, contained within a 20th-century blue morocco-backed cloth-covered folding case, titled in gilt on spine Striking contemporary French views of the American Revolution. This collection of striking views is one of the few contemporary publications to illustrate scenes from the American Revolution. The first leaf is an engraved title with explanatory text and vignettes of battles. The plates illustrate the tarring and feathering of a tax collector; the battle of Lexington; the surrender at Saratoga; the attack of French forces on the island of Dominica; the surrender of Senegal; the capture of Grenada; Galvez capturing Pensacola; the capture of Tobago; the surrender of Cornwallis; three more scenes of fighting on Guadeloupe; two maps, and the final plate a series of vignettes commemorating the Treaty of Versailles in 1783. Howes notes that this is the first French book to name the United States on the title. Cresswell 303-307, 333-342; Howes C576; Sabin 68421. (11 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches). Engraved throughout: title with integral text and vignettes, 15 plates and maps with integral explanatory text (12 views, 2 maps, and a final plate celebrating the peace of 1783). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        De l'administration des finances de la France

      S.l. [Paris] 1784 - I: VI-CLIX-352 p., 1 estado plegado. II: VI-536 p. III: IX-468 p.Plena piel de época, lomos con nervios, tejuelos y hierros dorados.Ejemplar en gran papel de la edición original de la que se ha llegado a calificar como "the only authentic account of the finances of France previoulsy to the Revolution". Mínima polilla restaurada en el margen inferior de algunas hojas del segundo tomo, sin afectar al texto.Jacques Necker (Ginebra, 1732 - Coppet, 1804), ministro de finanzas de Luis XVI tuvo una ajetreada vida política. Destacó desde joven por su gran capacidad para la comprensión y el análisis de las operaciones financieras. Con solo 30 años pido fundar su propio banco. Años más tarde llegaría a ser director de la Compañía Francesa de las Indias Orientales y no tardaría en ocupar el papel político que Turgot había desempeñado en el Estado francés. Así, en 1776 fue nombrado director general del Tesoro y, un año más tarde, le sustituyó como controlador general de Finanzas de Francia.En 1781 completó su 'Informe al Rey', en el que realizó un profundo análisis de la situación económica de Francia. Poco después, ese mismo año, Luis XVI, le obligó a dimitir. Fueron varias las causas de su destitución. El rey no aprobaba la confesión de su ministro, protestante. Además Necker se había ganado la enemistad de la reina María Antonieta, a la que había reprendido por los gastos que para el estado suponían sus constantes extravagancias. El tercer detonante de su caída en desgracia fue la oposición de los sectores sociales más poderosos: la corte y el estamento nobiliario no estaban dispuestos a aceptar su proyecto de reforma de la hacienda francesa, a partir de un sistema tributario que incluyera a las clases privilegiadas. En agosto de 1788, tras una declaración de bancarrota, Luis XVI recurrió de nuevo a Necker, nombrándole ministro de Estado. Su popularidad se incrementó cuando al año siguiente recomendó al rey que convocara a los Estados Generales cuya última reunión databa de 1614. Los radicales proyectos surgidos en esta Asamblea provocaron que Luis XVI destituyera de nuevo a Necker el 11 de julio de 1789. El descontento popular desencadenó, tres días después, la toma de la Bastilla, primer episodio de la Revolución Francesa. El 16 de julio Necker fue llamado por tercera vez al poder. Goldsmith, 12732; Einaudi, 582

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

      Amsterdam: Chez Les Héritiers E. van Harrevelt, 1784 - First edition 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. Folding map and two folding tables. xvi, 128, 307; 91, [4] pp. In a red half morocco and cloth slipcase, spine gilt. Contemporary half sheep and boards. Hinges cracked, spine heavily worn. Corners worn, extremities heavily rubbed. Map loose but present. Good and in original condition. Untrimmed. Howes M248; Sabin 44240 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Historia Do Imperador Carlos Magno e Dos Doze Pares De França. Traduzido Do Castelhano Em Portuguez, Com Mais Elegancia Para a Nossa Lingua Por Jeronymo Moreira De Carvalho. Nova Edição, Correcta e Emendada

      Typografia Rollandiana ( Com Licença Da Real Meza Censoria), Lisboa 1784 - Complete Book, PART I (Livros I, II, III, IV, V); PART II (Livros I, II, III, IV) and PART III. General condition good, very readable, pages darkened by time, some darker spots of age, mild stain water.3 material shortages that compromise the text and some in the margin. Peaks bug on some pages, damaging some of the letters text and also at the margin. Some pages with small tears but preserved text.Leather cover fair. First page missing the lower half [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De l'administration des finances de la France

      S.l. [Paris] 1784 - 3 vols. I: VI-CLIX-352 p., 1 estado plegado. II: VI-536 p. III: 2 h., IV-468 p. III: 2 h., I-468 p. Holandesa de época, lomos en piel habana con doble tejuelo, rojo y azul.Edición original de la que se ha llegado a calificar como "the only authentic account of the finances of France previoulsy to the Revolution". Mínima polilla restaurada en el margen inferior de algunas hojas del segundo tomo, sin afectar al texto. Jacques Necker (Ginebra, 1732 - Coppet, 1804), ministro de finanzas de Luis XVI tuvo una ajetreada vida política. Destacó desde joven por su gran capacidad para la comprensión y el análisis de las operaciones financieras. Con solo 30 años pido fundar su propio banco. Años más tarde llegaría a ser director de la Compañía Francesa de las Indias Orientales y no tardaría en ocupar el papel político que Turgot había desempeñado en el Estado francés. Así, en 1776 fue nombrado director general del Tesoro y, un año más tarde, le sustituyó como controlador general de Finanzas de Francia.En 1781 completó su 'Informe al Rey', en el que realizó un profundo análisis de la situación económica de Francia. Poco después, ese mismo año, Luis XVI, le obligó a dimitir. Fueron varias las causas de su destitución. El rey no aprobaba la confesión de su ministro, protestante. Además Necker se había ganado la enemistad de la reina María Antonieta, a la que había reprendido por los gastos que para el estado suponían sus constantes extravagancias. El tercer detonante de su caída en desgracia fue la oposición de los sectores sociales más poderosos: la corte y el estamento nobiliario no estaban dispuestos a aceptar su proyecto de reforma de la hacienda francesa, a partir de un sistema tributario que incluyera a las clases privilegiadas. En agosto de 1788, tras una declaración de bancarrota, Luis XVI recurrió de nuevo a Necker, nombrándole ministro de Estado. Su popularidad se incrementó cuando al año siguiente recomendó al rey que convocara a los Estados Generales cuya última reunión databa de 1614. Los radicales proyectos surgidos en esta Asamblea provocaron que Luis XVI destituyera de nuevo a Necker el 11 de julio de 1789. El descontento popular desencadenó, tres días después, la toma de la Bastilla, primer episodio de la Revolución Francesa. El 16 de julio Necker fue llamado por tercera vez al poder Goldsmith's, 12732; Einaudi, 582

      [Bookseller: Delirium Books · Susana Bardón]
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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, with Preliminary Observations, and an Account of some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. [Bound with]: Appendix to the State of the Prisons in England and Wales, &c. Containing a Farther Account of Foreign

      Prisons and Hospitals with Additional Remarks on the Prisons of this Country Warrington: Printed by William Eyres; and Sold by T Cadell J Johnson and C Dilly in London; Third edition Appendix volume First edition 1784 - 2 volumes, large 4to., [viii, 508pp.] + [iv, 296pp.], half-titles present, illustrated with 39 finely engraved plates, many folding, (complete), some occasional old light waterstains to some leaves of Appendix volume, both volumes bound in later matching buckram with spines titled in gilt. A generally VG clean, large copy set of this scarce work, complete with the Appendix, which is usually lacking. (Printing and the Mind of Man, 224; Garrison and Morton 1598; Goldsmiths' 11625). John Howard (1726-90) - A philanthropist and social reformer, Howard was dedicated to prison reform and public health improvements. John Howard was born in Hackney, in east London in 1726, the son of a partner in an upholstery business. On his father's death in 1742, he inherited considerable wealth and settled on an estate in Bedfordshire. In 1773, he was appointed high sheriff of Bedfordshire and supervision of the county jail became of one his responsibilities. He was shocked by the conditions he found there and visited others in England, where the situation was no better. Jailers were not salaried but lived off fees paid by prisoners for food, bedding and other facilities. This system meant that poorer prisoners lived in terrible conditions. Many jailers demanded payment before prisoners were released, meaning that some stayed in jail even if they were innocent or had served their sentences. Howard's concerns led to two 1774 parliamentary acts - one abolished jailers' fees, the other enforced improvements in the system leading to better prisoner health. Howard, however, felt that the acts were not strictly obeyed. In 1775, he embarked on a tour of prisons in Europe visiting Scotland, Ireland, France, Holland, Flanders, some German states and Switzerland. He travelled on a similar route two years later, and in 1781 added Denmark, Sweden and Russia to the list. He visited Spain and Portugal in 1782. At a time when travel was uncomfortable and frequently dangerous, he travelled nearly 80,000 kilometres, making seven major journeys between 1775 and 1790, the first two of which are described in his book 'The State of Prisons in England and Wales. and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons'. While examining Russian military hospitals, Howard contracted typhus in Kherson, Ukraine, and died there on 20 January 1790. In 1866, the Howard League for Penal Reform was founded in his honour. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Geoffrey Jackson (Bookseller)]
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        De l'Administration des Finances de la France.

      S.l. 1784 - 3 Bände. S.l. 1784. 20 x 12,5 cm. [4] Bl., LXXXVII, 192; IV, 316; VIII, 288 S. Mit einer großen Falttabelle in Band 1. Hellbraune Kalbslederbände mit rotem Titelschild und Rückenvergoldung. Marmorierte Vorsätze, Stehkantenvergoldung. Einbände gering berieben und bestossen. Zwei Gelenke angerissen. Die äusseren Blätter jeweils stark leimschattig. Kress B 756. Humpert 13052. Brunet VI, 4120. Carpenter XXIX, Nr. 7. Siebter und letzter Druck im Jahr der Erstausgabe dieses Klassikers der Finanzwirtschaft und Wirtschaftswissenschaft. Carpenter, The Economic Bestsellers before 1850, listet 7 Varianten der im Jahre 1784 auf. Unser Exemplar entspricht der Nr. 7, der einzigen mit völlig abweichender Kollation. Schönes Exemplar in gut erhaltenen Ganzlederbänden des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts. Einbände gering berieben und bestossen. Zwei Gelenke angerissen. Die äusseren Blätter jeweils stark leimschattig. Hellbraune Kalbslederbände mit rotem Titelschild und Rückenvergoldung. Marmorierte Vorsätze, Stehkantenvergoldung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Fritzen]
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        De l'administration des finances de la France

      O.O. (Paris), 1784 - "Drei Bände in 8vo ; VI, CLIX (1), 352 S. plus Falttabelle ; VI, 536 S. ; 2 Bl., IV, 468 S.; marmorierte Kalbslederbände der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung, je 2 Rückenschilder mit Goldprägung, kaum berieben und bestoßen, hinteres Gelenk Band 1 mit Wurmspur, sauber u. frisch, dekoratives Exemplar.Eine der sieben Ausgaben des Jahres 1784.Necker war Finanzminister von Louis XVI und der wichtigste Gegner der physiokratischen Schule. Er schrieb seine ""Administration des finances."" nach seiner Entlassung 1781. Das Werk erreichte eine enorme Popularität und trug schließlich dazu bei, dass Necker 1788 wieder zum Finanzminister berufen wurde.Bibliographisch ist es ein schwieriges Werk; es wurde ca. 80.000 mal verkauft, was eine beträchtliche Anzahl von Druckauflagen zur Folge haben musste.One of the seven editions of the year 1784.Necker, Finance Minister of France under Louis XVI, was one of the principle opponents of the reigning physiocratic doctrine. The ""Administration des finances."", written after his dismissal in 1781, enjoyed tremendous popularity and contributed essentially to his return in 1788. Bibliographically it is a difficult book owing to the great number of copies sold (an estimated 80.000), and the many print runs this would have necessitated.Three volumes bound in contemp. marbled calf, spine richly gilt in compartments with two contrasting gilt lettering-pieces, upper rear hinge of volume 1 with traces of worm activity, only very little rubbing and bumping, internally fresh and crisp copies, a very decorative set.McCulloch S. 347, Kress B 752-54, INED 3358" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dieter Stecher]
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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. The Third Edition

      Printed by William Eyres; and sold by T. Cadell [etc.], Warrington 1784 - Modern 1/4 calf, half title backed, ex-library?, repairs; usable

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        De l'Administration des Finances de la France. 3-vol. set (Complete)

      NP, n.p. 1784 - Octavo. VII, [1], CLIX, [1], 352, VII, [1], 536, VIII, 468pp. Original blond paper boards with gold lettering and borders on spines. Printer's device on each title page. Decorative head-, tailpieces. This work is Necker's attempt to defend his policy when he was Louis XVI's minister of finance. French statesman of Swiss birth, he sought to reduce public expenditures by such measures as abolishing unnecessary positions and by demanding larger payments from the private companies that had purchased the right to collect indirect taxes. He also attempted to introduce some reforms in the inequitable system of taxation. Because Necker financed French aid to the American colonies in their war of independence against England without raising taxes, he was regarded as a financial genius. As a result of Necker's loans, however, the public debt greatly increased. Necker anticipated one goal of the French Revolution by founding a number of provincial assemblies in which the three estates sat and voted together. These efforts aroused opposition from the privileged classes, who urged Louis XVI to dismiss his minister. As a result, he was dismissed from office on May 19, 1781. Necker retired to his Swiss estate, Coppet, where he wrote his famous treatise "De l'Administration des Finances de la France" in 1784. This treatise is complete with its large folding chart at rear of first volume. This work is a first edition, later issue, with an errata page in each volume. Some age wear on binding with shelf wear and rubbing along edges. Closed tears and minor chipping at head of spines. Slight abrasion along title labels. Minor rubbing on covers. Contemporary previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper of first volume. Text in French. Binding in overall good, interior in very good to near fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De l'administration des finances de France

      s.n.,, S.l., 1784 - Tre volumi di cm. 20, pp. vi, clix (1) 352; vi, 536; vii (1) 468. Con ritratto di Necker inciso in nrame all'antiporta del primo volume. Privo però della tabella ripiegata che normalmente è posta al primo volume. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli su doppi tasselli ai dorsi. Esemplare con qualche rada arrossatura, ma genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Si tratta di una delle molteplici edizione apparse nell'anno dell'originale di questa celebre opera di economia [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Le diable dans un benitier : Et la métamorphose du gazetier cuirassé en mouche, ou Tentative du sieur Receveur, inspecteur de la Police de Paris, Chevalier de St. Louis, pour établir à Londres une Police à l'instar de celle de Paris. , Dédié à Monseigneur le marquis de Castries, Ministre & Secrétaire d'Etat au Département de la Marine, &c. &c. &c / Par Pierre Le Roux, ingénieur des Grand Chemins.

      De l'Imprimerie Royale 1784 - - De l'Imprimerie Royale, A Paris [1784], in 8, 104 pp., Un Vol. relié. - Première édition. Demi chagrin noir deuxième moitié XIXème avec titre en long. Dos lisse. Sorte de libelle satirique dénonçant les réfugiés français à l'étranger et plus particulièrement à Londres, qui se cachent de la justice française en toute impunité, sous la forme d'une narration. Intéressants renseignements historiques, c'est aussi un brulôt sur la justice et la liberté. 'Pierre Le Roux' est le marquis de Pelleport. Cf. Quérard, IV, p. 395, BN, v. 85, col. 960. 104 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        De l'administration des finances de la France. Volumes I-III. [THREE VOLUMES].

      (Paris), n.p. 1784 - Three volumes. Octavo. Pp. Half-title (verso blank), title (verso blank), (ii numbered v-vi) Table des chapitres, clix, (i) blank, 352 [with section 65-112 bound within the introduction]. Plus 2 tables printed on a single folding sheet; half-title (verso blank), title (verso blank), (ii numbered v-vi) Table des chapitres, 536; half-title (verso blank), title (verso blank), (iv) Table des chapitres, 468. Volume II contains the 4-page Supplément. Head- and tail-pieces. Printer's device to each title. Hardcover, uniformly bound in handsome contemporary full mottled calf, gilt decorated spines in compartments between raised bands, two matching gilt morocco labels to each, boards' edge rolled in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges red, green ribbon markers; some wear to spine ends, small other blemishes to leather. In a very fine internal condition, overall very good exterior. Handsome set. ~ First edition, corrected. This work again strengthened Necker's (1732-1804) popularity. It contributed to his return as directeur-général des finances in 1788, after his dismissal in 1781. It is a valuable book "to those who would study how the finances of France were managed in the last days of the old regime." (Palgrave 1894-1901). "The work was extremely popular (it is said to have sold 80.000 copies, despite being in three volumes) and served to promote the author's reputation." (Carpenter, Economic bestsellers, p. 23). See Krees, Carpenter, Goldsmith, Einaudi.

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      S.e. 1784 - 352, 536, 468pp. Bon Etat Trois vol. reliure veau fauve raciné de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de fer dorés, roulettes dorées en encadrement sur les plats, grandes marges,pièces de titres et de tomaisons de maroquin rouge, banfeaux et culs de lampe gravés, sans portait frontispice. , int. frais. EDITION ORIGINALE; bEAUX EXEMPLAIRES [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Calendar of Nature; Designed for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young Persons

      W. Eyres, for J. Johnson, Warrington [England] 1784 - Scarce first edition [1784] of this work written for children. Three quarter leather over marbled boards, gilt lettered red spine label, addiional spine decoration in gilt, vii, [2], 2-82, [1], [1p. publisher's ad]. Covers heavily worn and rubbed, lower spine end chipped, joints chipped and covers holding by cords, text block sound, large chip front front free endpaper, lower corners of final two text pages creased, pages lightly age-toned but clean, rear free endpaper absent. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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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]

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      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]

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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]

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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      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]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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