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        Oeconomia Forensis oder kurzer Inbegriff derjenigen Landwirthschaftlichen Wahrheiten, welche allen sowohl hohen als niedrigen Gerichts-Personen zu wissen nöthig. Acht Bände (alles Erschienene)

      Berlin, Joachim Pauli, 1776 - 1784. - 6 Bl., XXXVI, 616 S.; 2 Bl., XXXVI, 444 S.; 2 Bl., XXXX, 532 S.; 2 Bl., XLII, 543 S.; 4 Bl., XLVIII, 535 S., 3 Bl., XLVIII, 538 S; 4 Bl., LVI, 572 S.; 3 Bl., XLVI, 623 S. und 2 ausfaltbare Tabellen. Acht dekorative Ganzleder-Bände der Zeit, mit reicher floraler Rückengoldprägung und hübschen Kleisterpapier-Vorsätzen, der zweite und der achte Band ganz minimal abweichend gebunden (Kanten vereinzelt leicht, am Kapital stellenweise stärker, berieben, Decke des ersten Bandes teilweise etwas fleckig), 24 x20,3 cm. Der erste Band in zweiter Auflage von 1780, die Bände zwei bis sieben in erster Auflage. "Bene(c)kendorf(f) studierte in Halle, wurde 1735 Kammergerichtsrat in Berlin und 1742 nach der Erwerbung Schlesiens durch Preußen Präsident der Oberamtsregierung in Breslau. 1752 wegen Unterschleifs zu 10 Jahren Festungshaft verurteilt, nach 7 Jahren begnadigt, widmete er sich der Bewirtschaftung und Verwaltung seines Ritterguts Blumenfelde, das er, den Rationalisierungs-Bestrebungen seiner Zeit folgend, zu einer Musterwirtschaft entwickelte. Auch darin wirkte Benekendorf vorbildlich, daß er, der preußischen "Bauernbefreiung" des 19. Jahrhunderts vorgreifend, auf seinem Gute die Gemeinheitsteilung und Zusammenlegung durchführte, die gutsherrlich-bäuerlichen Dienste ablöste und das Gutsland in bäuerliches Pachtland umwandelte. Seine Erfahrungen auf ökonomischem wie agrarpolitischem Gebiete hat Benekendorf in zahlreichen literarischen Veröffentlichungen niedergelegt. Sein Hauptwerk ist die "Oeconomia Forensis", ein agrar-ökonomisches Compendium, das sich dadurch auszeichnet, daß in ihm neben dem Agronomen auch der Jurist zu Worte kommt. Indem die agrarrechtliche Grundlage der ostdeutschen Agrarverfassung und ihre ökonomischen Auswirkungen dargestellt werden, erhält das Werk für den Agrarhistoriker Quellenwert und gibt diesem einen substantiierten Einblick in die Voraussetzungen und Tatbestände der Friderizianischen Agrarreformbestrebungen. In der dogmenhistorischen Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts ist Benekendorf fälschlicherweise als ein an feudalen Forderungen festhaltender Reaktionär hingestellt worden." (A. Skalweit: Bene(c)kendorf(f), C. F. von, in: Neue Deutsche Biographie 2 (1955), S. 42). - Auch innen schönes, nahezu fleckenfreies Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Elvira Tasbach]
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        Onomatologia curiosa artificiosa et magica. Oder natürlisches Zauber-Lexikon, in welchem vieles Nüssliche und Angenehme aus der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre und natürlichen Magie nach alphabetischer Ordnung vorgetragen worben. 3. Auflage. Verbessert und mit vielen neuen Zusätzen vermehrt.

      kosten der Raspischen Buchhandlung, Nürnberg, 1784 - 4 ff., 872Seiten, (1444 col.), illustré d?une planche, relié demi cuir à coins de l?époque, étiquette de titre au dos, tranches jaspées, plat supérieur frotté au centre. Bon exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        Anfangsgrunde der okonomischen und technischen Chymie

      Leipzig: Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1784. Hardcover. Good. xii, 645 p. 20 cm. Pages 611 - 644 are presented as two fold-out charts. 1/2 leather with blue paper boards. Spine covering re-attached. Corners bumped bare. Bookplate.

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean . for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere . performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery; in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780

      W. & A. Strahan for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, London 1784 - Text: contemporary tree calf, expertly rebacked to style, the flat spines divided into six compartments by double fillets enclosing a neo-classical roll, red/brown morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, green morocco label with onlaid disc of red/brown morocco with volume number, the remaining compartments elaborately tooled in gilt with stylised foliage cornerpieces around various large centrally-place tools; Atlas: expertly bound to style in half calf over marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine elaborately tooled in gilt uniform to the text. A fine set of the first edition of the official account of Cook's third and last voyage: a cornerstone among travel and voyage literature on the exploration of Hawaii and the northwest coast of America, Canada and Alaska. This copy particularly desirable with the plates in the atlas uncut. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). Beddie 1543; Forbes Hawaiian National Bibliography , 85; Hill (2004) 361; Lada-Mocarski 37; cf. Printing and the Mind of Man 223; Sabin 16250. (Text: 3 vols., quarto [11 3/16 x 9 inches]; Atlas: 1 vol., large folio [23 1/2 x 17 inches]). Text: 1p. publisher's advertisements at end of vol.III. 1 folding letterpress table, 24 engraved maps, coastal profiles and charts (14 folding), extra-illustrated with a duplicate folding engraved "Chart of the NW Coast of America and NE Coast of Asia" which is also present in the atlas. Atlas vol.: 63 engraved plates, plans and maps (one double-page, one folding), uncut. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean . for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery, in the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780.

      London: W. & A. Strahan for G. Nicol and T. Cadell 1784 - First printing, first edition. This set includes the three volumes of text including 23 maps, charts and coastal profiles (13 folding) plus one folding letter-press table. Lacks one map and the fourth Atlas volume. Contemporary binding in marbled paper-covered boards, three-quarters green leather. six compartments, gilt scrolling and titles on spine. Leaves are full 9 X 11 1/4 inches. Contents in Very Good condition with no significant flaws. Plates show minimal wear. Significant wear to bindings as expected, with some chipping to the backstrip. Front board of Volume 1 is detached, with preliminaries. Volumes 2 and 3 have solid hinges holding well. A respectable example of this important reference, priced conservatively to reflect the missing Atlas volume. Scans available. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Inno Dubelaar Books]
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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean; Undertaken by the Command of his Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere; performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke and Gore, in the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780

      John Stockdale, Scatherd and 1784 London - 4 volumes: xii+370 pages with frontispiece, foldout map and 17 plates; xii+359 pages and 14 plates; xii400 pages 16 plates (one folding) and 1 folding map;xii+310+[6 ad] pages with 4 plates and index. Octavo (8" x 5 1/4") issued in full leather with raised spine bands and gilt lettering to spine. (Beddie:1784) Abridged edition. This a copious, comprehensive and satisfactory abridgement of the third voyage written by Captain J Cook and Captain J King. In the course of his first two voyages, Cook circumnavigated the globe twice, sailed extensively into the Antarctic, and charted coastlines from Newfoundland to New Zealand. Following these achievements, Cook's third voyage was organized to seek an efficient route from England to southern and eastern Asia that would not entail rounding the Cape of Good Hope. The search for such a Northwest (or Northeast) Passage had been on the agenda of northern European mariners and merchants since the beginning of European expansion in the late fifteenth century. England's growing economic and colonial interests in India in the later eighteenth century provided the stimulus for the latest exploration for this route. Cook, again in command of the Resolution, was to approach the Northwest Passage from the Pacific accompanied by a second ship, the Discovery, captained by Charles Clerke. The ships left England separately, regrouped at Cape Town, and continued on to Tasmania, New Zealand, and Tahiti. The expedition then sailed north and made landfall at Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands. Cook continued northward and charted the west coast of North America from Northern California as far as the Bering Strait. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in a skirmish with natives on February 14, 1779. Upon Cook's death, Clerke took command of the expedition but died six months later. The ships returned to England in 1780 under John Gore, who had commanded the Discovery after Cook's death. From start to finish, the voyage had lasted more than four years. Condition: Large folding map is bound upside down. spines renewed with original labels tipped onto spine, corners chipped and worn, volume four lacks last index leaf and subscriber's leaf through "J". All maps and plates present as called for. Over all a good to very good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN ,Undertaken by Command of his Majesty for making DISCOVERIES in THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE performed by Captains Cook,Clerke and Gore.In the Years 1776-1780.In 4 volumes,complete in 2 Volumes

      John Stockdale,Scratcherd and Whitaker,John Fielding and John Hardy 1784 - Complete in 2 volumes with 2 volumes bound in one volume;as published.New professionally bound covers,3/4 leather and corners with marbled paper covers.Gold titles and stamps to spine.New paste downs and blank prelims.Blocks are tight and sound.2 fine copies.Volume 1 contains frontis of Cook,from the beginning of the voyage to the New Zealand departure,in 3 books with a total of 23 chapters,370 pages.Volume 2 contains occurrances at Otaheite and the Society Isles and prosecution of the voyage to North America;17 chapters in 2 books.359 pages.Volume 2 contains Vol.3;transactions with the natives of North America,discoveries on that coast and the Eastern extreamety of Asia and return southwards to the Sandwich Islands.15 chapters in 3 books.400 pages.Volume 3 containsTransactions in a second expedition to the North,by the way of kamtschataka and a return home by way of the Cape of Good Hope,9 chapters in 1 book.310 pages.Very large index follows,(40 pages) and a alphabetical list of subscribers.In beautifull condition,clean no foxing or toning,appear as unread. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN Undertaken by Command of his Majesty for making DISCOVERIES in the NORTHERN HEMISPHERE Performed under direction of Captains Cook,Clerke and Gore in the years 1776,1777,1778,1779,1780.complete in 4 Volumes

      John Stockdale,Scratcherd and Whitaker,John Fielding and John Hardy 1784 - Set of 4 Volumes in custom made box.All leather covers with new leather spines and gold titles on plates on spines.Corner damage restored,covers are fine and unmarked,hinges fine.All 4 blocks are tight and sound;Original paste downs and blank prelims,no names or stamps,appaer as unread,very light foxing Occasional.Volume 1 contains transactions from the beginning of the voyage,till our departure from New Zealand,22 chapters in 3 books,370 pages.Volume 2 contains;Occurances at Otaheite and the Society Isles;and prosecution of the voyage to the coast of North America,17 chapters in 2 books,359 pages.Volume 3 containsTransactions with the natives of North America;discoveries on that coast and the Eastern extreamety of Asia,and return Southward to the Sandwich Islands,15 chapters in 3 books,400 pages.Volume 4 contains Transactions of a second expedition to the North,by the way of Kamtschatra,and in returning home,by way of Canton and the Cape of Good Hope,9 chapters in 1 book,310 pages.Followed by a 40 page index and 25 pages of a list of subscribers names.Illustrated with many plates missing.All volumes are in excellent condition. First octavo edition of Cook's third voyage to discover a northwest passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Abridged, and so without all the technical nautical details found in earlier quarto edition, but often preferred by readers because "the work reads more like an adventure" (Hill). On board were a number of significant crew members: William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, George Vancouver, and John Webber as artist to the expedition. The voyage took in Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. "Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44' before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clerke took command, and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite contemporary English hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. This voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by the command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. To determine The Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; its Distance from Asia; and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery. In the Years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780. In Three Volumes. VOLUME THREE ONLY.

      Dublin. Printed for H. Chamberlaine, W. Watson, Potts, Williams, . 1784. - 8vo, 21cm, First Dublin Edition, vol. 3 only, [ix],559p., appendices, folding table, in contemporary full polished calf, gilt rules for bands, double crimson and black crushed morocco labels, gilt titles, volume number on laid in red, small chip top spine edge else a near fine clean copy (hop.ds). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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        Atlas Universel Dresse sue les Meilleures Cartes Modernes.

      Santini, Venice 1784 - This is the title page to Santini's "Atlas Universel", Size : 475x345 (mm), 18.75x13.625 (Inches), Black & White Very Good, small red mark in the upper left.

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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        OBRAS SUELTAS DE ., publicadas en obsequio de la literatura , a expensas de varios caballeros amantes de del ingenio y del mérito.

      Francisco Manuel de Mena, Madrid 1784 - 2 vols. 26'4x20'5, 1h, retr. grab, port, 24h, 504p (peq. manchas de óx, en margen sup. pp. 115-175 y 269-289) = port. (peq. agujero), 512p (peq. manchas de óx.), 1h. Plena piel (algo det. y roz.), ruedas doradas en planos, nervios, cortes pintados. "- Palau 121116 "Bella publicación. Contiene más de 800 epigramas latinos, entre ellos muchos de Marcial, con la traducción castellana en verso, otras composiciones poéticas, unos 2000 refranes. y varias obras de elocuencia". Grab. de Salvador Carmona." 1784

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        A LETTER FROM PHOCION TO THE CONSIDERATE CITIZENS OF NEW- YORK, ON THE POLITICS OF THE TIMES, IN CONSEQUENCE OF THE PEACE

      Philadelphia: Robert Bell, 1784.. 15,[1]pp. Modern green half morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Light to moderate foxing and soiling. Very good. One of two Philadelphia editions of this influential political tract, after the first New York printing of the same year. Here Hamilton argues some of the points that were to become Federalist creed: compliance with the 1783 peace treaty with the British, an end to attacks on Tories and Tory property, and the submission of the states to the central authority of the United States. It is Hamilton's third political tract, his first two appearing in 1774 and 1775. "This impression contains, Letters on the stage, pp.13-15, and a List of books, 1 page, added by Robert Bell, and probably marks a second edition" - Evans. Scarce. EVANS 18515. FORD (HAMILTONIANA) 13. NAIP w013451. HOWES H117. HILDEBURN 4486. SABIN 29962.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        THE CODEX AMIATINUS (Fine Facsimile Edition of Earliest Surviving Latin Vulgate Bible)

      Lameta Editore. New;. Hardcover. <p>Printed in four colours at the &#39;Stamperia Digitale&#39;, Florence. Limited edition of only 199 copies, each authenticated and notarized. Paper, Marina Conchiglia of 90 grammes. Page measurements, 22.2 x 32 centimetres. Book measurements, 33.5 x 24 cm x 15.5 cm. Handbound by Sergio Giovannoni in the Alessandra Masi Workshop, Florence. </p><p>Published by permission of the &#39;Ministero per I Beni e le Attività Culturali&#39;. No further reproduction by any means is permitted. </p><p>Only the most modern techniques and help from various private and public entities have made it possible to offer a series of "copies" of the Bible which could satisfy the requirements imposed by scientific research. The manuscript, after being unbound, has been reproduced on a series of negatives, which have been used at first for making a replica of the same dimensions (donated to the Abbey of San Salvatore for its Museum) , and then several smaller facsimiles for sale to libraries and individuals as well as a CD-Rom, allowing for a more widespread range of research, from the most simple to the most complex. </p><p>During the phases of the reproduction, carried out in the Laurentian Library, scholars from various disciplines and of different nationalities have been able to study the original, and deepen their codicological, liturgical, musicological, and art history research. As well, scientific analyses have been made of the colours of the miniatures. </p><p>With the collaboration of various professionals, from librarians to restorers, from biologists to chemists, research has been carried out institutionally with results contributing to the understanding of the codex, especially as regarding the vexed question of the ordering of the leaves belonging to the first gathering. In fact, it has been discovered that these folios were arranged in a sequence different than the one known until now. The &#39;new&#39; ordering corresponds to the one the leaves have had for the longest period of time until the manuscript&#39;s rebinding before 1784, the year in which it was fully described by the Laurentian Librarian Angelo Maria Bandini. This arrangement is carefully followed in the reduced-size facsimiles. </p> ; 33.5 cm x 24 cm x 15.5 cm .

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        Etudes de la Nature

      Paris:: Pierre F. Didot & Mequignon,. 1784.. Hardcover. 1784 -1788. 4 volumes, 12mo, with a difficult publication history. The 1st 3 volumes are the 1st edition; although the 4th volume states it is the 3rd edition, this is the first dition published containing the containing the story of "PAUL ET VIRGINIE", which became wildly popular. The fourth volume also contains a 70Ppp "Avis" in which the author attempts to prove his geographical beliefs by drawingon all three of Cook&#39;s voyages and his barimetric readings; pere Charlevoix in Nouvelle- France; Crevecoeur in Ohio; Linschoten & Barents; Byron; Middleton. Volume 1 - 623pp, black and white frontis by Moreau le jeune, a folding map of the Western Hemisphere, "Hemisphere Atlantique" showing the ship route, which goes around Cape Horn and approaches the ice at the Antarctic entitled "Route de Cook autour du Pole"&#39;; Volume 2 - 631pp, 3 folding plates of flowers & botanical subjects; Volume 3 - 574 pp; Volume 4, "Troisieme Edition, revue, corrigee et augmentee", and lists both printers Didot and Mequignon - 532pp, 4pp approbations & privilege du Roi. Copper engraved plates. Bound in period full mottled calf, spine in compartments. Gilt decoration somewhat dulled & spines generally worn with large chip of lower spine of vol. 4, which also has a long verticle split but a most pleasant set, all edges red, pristine internally. Spence 1024. Includes the widely read 18th century story "PAUL ET VIRGINIE" which is set on the Isle de France, considered part of the Antarctic territories, thus it is included in Spence.& & This copy conforms to a copy held by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, listed separately as & OCLC: 1657965; OCLC: 165796566; 165796569; OCLC: 165796572. The 1st 3 volumes published by Didot, 1784; the 4th vol, Didot and Mequignon, and "Troisieme Edition, revue, corrigee et augmentee".

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        Varie Lectiones Veteris Testamenti Ex Immensa Mss. Editorumq. Codicum Congerie Haustae Et Ad Samar. Textum, Ad Vetustiss. Versiones, Ad Accuratiores Sacrae Criticae Fontes Ac Leges Examinatae With Supplement: Scholia Critica In V.T. Libros Seu Supplementa Ad Varias Sacri Textus Lectiones

      Ex Regio Typographeo 1784-1788, 1798 - 4to, 29 x 21 cm. Bodoni Press production; bibliographic and critical commentaries concerning the Old Testament, textual studies from sources hitherto unknown. Exceedingly clean and bright set, exquisitely printed with a hint of occasional minor age-toning. BROOKS BODONI, 279 & 731. BRUNET Vol. IV, 1406-1407. Modern, uniform light brown boards with paper spine labels. Fine. 5 vols. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kurzer Unterricht vom Seidenbaue fur jeden Landeseinwohner, wie der Seidenbau anzufangen, fortzusezen und zu vollenden, oder, wie die Maulbeerbaume am leichtesten zu erziehen, wie die Seidenwurmer von Jedermann ohne Beschwernisse zu pflegen, und also

      Eichstatt: Johann Baptist Widenmann, 1784. 71 pages of text. Plain paper-covered boards, moderately worn and soiled, with moderate rubbing, with remnants of paper spine label. Minor worming to gutter, not affecting text. Illustrated by a fold-out frontis. of a tree being used for silk production. This is a rare treatise on silkworm farming. Title continues "...der Seidenbau in Aufnahme zu bringen sey ; Nebst einem Anhange von der Rindviehzucht, wie auch von Schafen und Schweinen.". First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        A compendium of a course of lectures on natural and experimental philosophy. Viz. Properties of Matter and Magnetism. Chemistry. Hydrostatics. Hydraulics. Optics. Electricity. Fortification. Mechanics. Astronomy, &c. To which are added notes and demonstrations, Poetical Extracts, &c.

      Kendal: printed for the author by James Ashburner 1784 - 8vo in fours. [iv], 66,[i.e.64]pp, text tables, head and tail-piece, decorated capital. Later full green grained-calf gilt, spine lettered direct. Light spotting and browning to text; previous owner&#146;s name and date (1785) to title-page and inked note to verso; two minor inked amendments to text. ESTC: t89065. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Branche de Lilas (Lilac Branch)

      Paris 1784 - In the early 18th century, France turned away from imperial aspirations to focus on more personal and pleasurable pursuits. As political life and private morals relaxed, the change was mirrored by a new style in art, one that was more intimate, and decorative. Louis XIV's desire to glorify his dignity and the magnificence of France had been well served by the monumental and formal qualities of most seventeenth-century French art. But members of the succeeding court began to decorate their elegant homes in a lighter, more delicate manner. This new style has been known since the last century as "rococo," from the French word, rocaille, for rock and shell garden ornamentation. First emerging in the decorative arts, the rococo emphasized pastel colors, sinuous curves, and patterns based on flowers, vines, and shells. Painters turned to the sensual surface delights of color and light, and from weighty religious and historical subjects to more intimate scenes. The styles of representation range from the mildly stylized but naturalistic to the intensely fantastical, verging on the surreal. This style would soon give way to one that adhered to the austerity and democratic spirit of the revolutionaries at the end of the century. This original hand-colored engraving, &#147;Branche de Lilas&#148; from the collection of fifty-nine engravings from Jacques Charton&#146;s, &#147;Collection de plantes etrangeres en fleurs, fruits, corail et coquillages&#148; is a splendid example of the French decorative arts produced in Paris in 1784, just previous to the French Revolution. This engraving, most likely executed for porcelain designs, measures 17.5&#148; x 11.25&#148; and is in very good condition with some color runoff from being bound and a few light foxing marks around the edges. This engraving shows a finely detailed image of a lilac branch. Lilacs are are deciduous shrubs or small trees, in this engraving colored in white with a rich green stem and leaves.

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        Canon Missae ad usum episcoporum, ac praelatorum solemniter vel private celebrantium [.].

      Rome, A. P. Salvioni, 1784. - Royal folio (315 x 450 mm). (4), 176 pp. With engr. t. p., engr. title vignette, 18 engr. vignettes in the text, 3 engr. borders, 15 full-page text engravings, and numerous engr. initials. Contemp. auburn morocco with green label to richly gilt spine; covers elaborately gilt with bishop's giltstamped armorial supralibros. All edges gilt; leading edges gilt. Coloured endpapers. Splendid missal bound for the personal use of an unidentified bishop. His arms in the supralibros have been superimposed with a different crest by a later owner (removed from back cover). - Text and notes printedin red and black throughout; the engraved plates depict scenes from the life of Christ, mostly signed by Carlo Grandi (cf. Thieme/B. XIV, 506). - Appealing binding, slightly rubbed and chafed; some browning and fingerstaining to interior. Not in Weale/Bohatta. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Branche de Chevre-Feuille (Branch of a Honeysuckle)

      Paris 1784 - In the early 18th century, France turned away from imperial aspirations to focus on more personal and pleasurable pursuits. As political life and private morals relaxed, the change was mirrored by a new style in art, one that was more intimate, and decorative. Louis XIV's desire to glorify his dignity and the magnificence of France had been well served by the monumental and formal qualities of most seventeenth-century French art. But members of the succeeding court began to decorate their elegant homes in a lighter, more delicate manner. This new style has been known since the last century as "rococo," from the French word, rocaille, for rock and shell garden ornamentation. First emerging in the decorative arts, the rococo emphasized pastel colors, sinuous curves, and patterns based on flowers, vines, and shells. Painters turned to the sensual surface delights of color and light, and from weighty religious and historical subjects to more intimate scenes. The styles of representation range from the mildly stylized but naturalistic to the intensely fantastical, verging on the surreal. This style would soon give way to one that adhered to the austerity and democratic spirit of the revolutionaries at the end of the century. This original hand-colored engraving, &#147;Branche de Chevre-Feuille&#148; from the collection of fifty-nine engravings from Jacques Charton&#146;s, &#147;Collection de plantes etrangeres en fleurs, fruits, corail et coquillages&#148; is a splendid example of the French decorative arts produced in Paris in 1784, just previous to the French Revolution. This engraving, most likely executed for porcelain designs, measures 17.25&#148; x 11.25&#148; and is in good condition with foxing and staining throughout, light pencil marks of the left and bottom margins and light color runoff from being bound. The whimsical look of this engraving is heightened by the curvature of the honeysuckle plant's pale pink flowers and rich green stems. The engraving is well colored and finely detailed and shoes the great still of the artist.

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        ENSEMBLE COMPLET DE CANONS COLORIES, COMPORTANT LE CANON CENTRAL (en trois volets) ET LES CANONS DU LAVABO ET DU DERNIER EVANGILE - MARCILLY EDITEUR FIN XVIIIEME

      1784 - Gravures trois canons , estampes en gravure en taille douce colorée polychrome portant un texte en latin imprimé à l' encre noire se rapportant à l' iconographie et aux instructions liturgiques(collées sur carton enveloppé de papier vieux rose) Le canon central est Pliant et de forme rectangulaire horizontale (format déplié :37,5 cm de haut x 64,5 cm de large - Format plié : 25,5 cm de large x 37,5 de haut), les deux autres de forme rectangulaire verticale (format : 22 cm de large x 32 cm de haut), Le canon central est composé de trois espaces scandé par un décor aux guirlandes de fleurs et Anges avec médaillons illustrés de scènes bibliques, Le début du texte du canon central comporte également des partitions de musique. Chaque canon d' autel comporte également un décor de rinceaux d' acanthe et de motifs rocaille (coquille Saint-Jacques). Chaque cadre est orné d' une frise de rinceaux d' acanthe, La partie centrale est ornée d' un Christ en croix avec à ses pieds la Vierge et sainte Marie-Madeleine, avec au loin Jérusalem et le temple. Les deux autres espaces sont ornés des figures de la Foi et de l' Espérance avec des anges dans la partie supérieure. Le canon dit du Dernier évangile est orné de la figure de saint Jean écrivant son évangile, près d' une source en forêt, avec deux anges tenant le texte du canon, surmonté d'un ange dans une nuée rayonnante (La représentation de saint Jean l' Evangéliste sur le canon du dernier évangile s' inspire du tableau Saint Jean à Patmos du peintre Charles Le Brun). Le canon dit du Lavabo présente le même type de mise en scène, avec une scène allégorique avec trois personnages écoutant un Ange (résurrection de Lazare?), Numéro de série : N° 12 , gravé en bas à droite du nom de l'éditeur sur Le canon d' autel dit du Lavabo, trés légères attaques d'insectes papivores avec de trés légers manques mais l'ensemble est trés beau et les couleurs trés fraîches sont resplendissantes, sans date (1784 environ) Paris Marcilly, rue saint Jacques n° 21, Imprimeur Editeur, LES CANONS D'AUTELS : ce sont des Petits panneaux portant imprimés, certains textes invariables de la messe et utilisés comme aide-mémoire par l'officiant. Les canons sont souvent au nombre de trois, celui du milieu, plus grand que les deux autres, peut être pliant Le canon central est le seul qui concerne le Canon (depuis la fin du Sanctus jusqu'au Pater), les deux autres sont le canon du lavabo (à droite, côté Epître) et le canon du dernier évangile (à gauche, côté Evangile).Ils ne sont plus en usage depuis Vatican II. Cet ensemble complet de canons coloriés, comportant le canon central et les canons du Lavabo et du Dernier évangile, a été édité par l' imprimeur parisien Marcilly, connu comme le successeur de l' éditeur d' estampes Petit, dont l'activité est attestée de 1755 à 1784. Marcilly a probablement après cette date repris le fonds de papeterie et son activité d' édition d' estampes à son enseigne, rue du Petit-Pont, à l' Image Notre-Dame. Il semble réutiliser ici des modèles issus de planches d' impression beaucoup plus anciennes.une RARETE. digne d'une inscription au Patrimoine de France.en bon état malgré le petit défaut signalé (very good condition in spite of the small defect indicated). . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 2200 EUR. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A voyage to the Pacific Ocean. undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the northern hemisphere . Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, . Vol. I. and II. written by Captain James Cook, F.R.S. Vol. III. by Captain James King, .

      W. and A. Strahan: for G. Nicol; and T. Cadell London 1784 - First edition. 3 volumes, 4to., 23 (of 24) engraved plates, some folding, lacks plate XXIII (A woman of Eaoo) which is frequently bound in the accompanying atlas (not present with this set), light waterstaining to upper margin vol ii, ocasional light spotting and offsetting, contemporary calf gilt, covers with gilt roll-tool borders and with inlaid green morocco label with the initials "EH" surmounted with a coronet, spines in six compartments, red and green labels to second and third, others with gilt thistle device, raised bands, sometime rebacked. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ADS ("La Comtesse du Barry").

      No place, 10 Oct. 1784 (or before). - Oblong 12mo (90 x 145 mm). 1 p. Addressed to Monsieur Caillebeaux, a promissory note for 2,000 livres to be paid to Monsieur Gilbert "marshand de toile a Versailles". - One of the last of the big-spenders of the Ancien régime, the Comtesse du Barry was at the epicentre of the cult of extravagance at Versailles and her quest for gowns of the utmost luxury has entered the realms of legend. Here we find her submitting a promissory note to M. Caillebeaux &#145;Controlleur des ventes de la ville&#146; in favour of a Versailles cloth merchant, for the enormous sum of 2,000 livres. The document is signed on the verso by the merchant Gilbert. Though the Comtesse must have issued thousands of these notes (a good number survive) they are usually only signed by her and are rarely entirely in her hand. This one is entirely in her autograph. - Already a practised courtesan, Jeanne Bécu had been installed at Versailles in 1769 and quickly became the object of Louis XV&#146;s infatuation and his official mistress until his death in 1774. She was showered with gifts by the king, until the disaster of the diamond necklace ordered for her in 1772, at a cost of two million livres, which brought about the tangled web of deceit and extortion that fatally damaged the French monarchy in the following decade. The Comtesse du Barry was beheaded during the Terror. - Provenance: Charavay, Paris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        mélange) Almanach des Bizarreries humaines, Ou Recueil d'anecdotes sur la Révolution, Destiné à l'instruction des petits et grands enfans. Dédié par un homme qui a peu de mémoire, à ceux qui n'en ont point du tout. Suivi de : Mémoires pour servir à la vie de M. de Voltaire, écrits par lui-mesme

      1784 - Livre ancien Almanach des Bizarreries humaines, Ou Recueil d'anecdotes sur la Révolution, Destiné à l'instruction des petits et grands enfans. Dédié par un homme qui a peu de mémoire, à ceux qui n'en ont point du tout, A Paris, Chez Ant. Bailleul, L'an V de la République (1796), 144 pp., (6) (calendrier de l'ère républicaine et de l'ère vulgaire). Suivi de : Mémoires pour servir à la vie de M. de Voltaire, écrits par lui-mesme, A Berlin, 1784, 115 pp. Publiées une première fois à Genève la même année, les Mémoires de Voltaire sont inconnus de Cioranescu dans cette édition berlinoise. Ce texte, que Voltaire ne voulait pas faire paraître, fut volé et copié par Laharpe qui le transmis à l'impression ; plusieurs éditions parurent donc en 1784. Ensemble rare. Condition : Deux ouvrages reliés en un volume in-16, demi-basane fauve, dos plat orné, pièce de titre. Mors faibles, restaurations ancienne au dos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Albrizzi Forestiero illuminato della Città di Venezia

      Albrizzi Girolamo 1784 - Forestiero illuminato intorno le cose più rare e curiose antiche e moderne della Città di Venezia e delle isole circonvicine, con la descrizione delle Chiese, Monisteri, Ospedali, Tesoro di San Marco, Arsenale, Fabbriche pubbliche, Pitture celebri, Funzioni e Divertimenti, e di quanto vi è di più riguardevole, opera adornata da 72 acquaforti acquarellate, pagine XVI 440, il libro misura cm 15,5 x 10,5, scritte e ormanenti in oro al dorso, piatti marmorizzati,ex timbrino di appartenza, ottimo lo stato di conservazioneVedi Fossati-Bellani n. 2880, per le vedute vedi G. Moretto scheda 161 pag. 340/341 - IV° stato. Lingua: Francese|

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        Les Aventures de Telemaque fil d´Ulysse¿ Imprime par ordre du Roi pour l´education de Monseigneur le Dauphin

      Paris 1784 - One of 350 copies printed by Didot. 1784. París. Didot L´Aine. Two volumes in 8vo (186 mm x 112 mm). 1 [blank] + 6 ff. + 453 + 2 [blank]; 1 [blank] + 2 ff. + 438 + 1 ff. Contemporary red morocco, gilt spines with two green morocco lettering pieces, patterned gilt fillet, inner dentelle, a couple of corners exposed, else fine. Small hole in limitation leaf, else a fine copy. One of 350 copies made by Didot on ¿papier velin¿. This Fenelon´s (1651 ¿ 1715) ¿Telemaque¿ was part of a series of classic works of French and Latin literature published by Didot ¿the elder¿ meant for the education of Monseigneur Le Dauphin (next in line to the throne); this remarkable task was entrusted by the King to Didot ¿arguably the best printer in France in the late 18th century- which arose from a visit of King Louis XVI to Versailles in 1783 when he admired the beautiful editions by Didot L´Aine. The King would later authorize the series known as Collection des auteurs classiques Francais et Latins. Brunet, II, 1215. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        NOTIZIE STORICHE DEGLI ANTICHI VICEDOMINI del Patriarchio Lateranense e de' moderni prefetti del Sagro Palazzo Apostolico ovvero Maggiordomi Pontifizi.

      Salomoni,, Roma, 1784 - in-4, pp. 186, (2), bella leg. mod. p. perg. con doppio tass. e tit. oro al d. Tagli spruzzati. Bel front. interamente inciso in rame con veduta di palazzi di Roma. Testatina in rame raf. picc. veduta della città. Il nome dell'A. si evince a pag. 185. Rossetti III, n.8748. Lozzi 4497.

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        L'Eneide di Virgilio Marone Trasportato in Ottava Rima Napoletana da Giancola Sitillo. Edizione correttissima.

      presso Giuseppe-Maria Porcelli,, Napoli, 1784 - Quattro volumi di cm. 16, pp. oltre 1.000 complessive. Solida legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle verde con piccole punte; dorsi lisci con fregi e titoli in oro su tasselli. Esemplare con qualche fioritura, ma genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Manca la prima carta contenente l'occhietto che recita: Collezione di tutti i poemi in lingua napoletana volumi 8-11. Raro ed interessante. Cfr. Mambelli (321) che ci informa che sotto il nome anagrammato del traduttore si nasconde il padre gesuita Nicola Stigliola. L'originale risale al 1699. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

      London: Strahan, Rivinton, Davis, et al., 1784. 2 vols. Fifth edition. Unpaginated. Hardcover. Thick, large folio. Rebound in period, full calf, with contrasting red morocco title labels. A nice set, and the last edition printed during the authorÕs lifetime. Very good+/No dust jacket. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item). Our online prices currently reflect a 20% discount for our Fall Sale. No further dealer discounts are available at this time.

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        THE ANGLER&#146;S MUSEUM; OR, THE WHOLE ART OF FLOAT AND FLY FISHING. 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. IV. OF FLOAT-FISHING F [G]

      John Fielding, London 1784 - Sports; Fishing; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; xii, 136 pages; (Shirley, Thomas. ) The Angler&#146;s Museum; or, the whole Art of float and fly Fishing. 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. IV. Of Float-fishing Fly-fishing the principal Sea Fish the Whole carefully collected from actual Experience. [Total of eight chapters], The second Edition. To which is prefixed the Sermon of St. Anthony, to a miraculous Congregation of Fishes. London: John Fielding, 1784. "The Second Edition." 12mo, new cloth-backed old calf; edges of calf rubbed, new endpapers, hinges reinforced. Scattered light to moderate foxing, darkening to edges of last leaf, moderate foxing to title page. Old ink inscription on verso of frontis. , scattered old ink annotations in text. [Westwood & Satchell, p. 194] graphic of book exterior is available. Includes frontis portrait of john Kirby [1784] and 1/2 page of ads at the end. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes

      de l'Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire Typographique 1784-1789, S.l. [Kehl] - 70 vols. Holandesa puntas de época, lomos lisos, hierros dorados y triple tejuelo, verde, rojo y azul. Retrato del autor.Ex-libris de anteriores propietarios en la guarda superior: Anne Henri Cabot de Dampmartin et Broglie Dampmartin.Buen ejemplar, completo, con su encuadernación original. Mínimos daños en cabeza y puntas de algunos volúmenes.Sin duda la edición más completa de las obras de Voltaire, editada por Beaumarchais y anotada por Condorcet. Su publicación y aparición fue tal y como se encuentra el ejemplar que ofrecemos, si bien corren ejemplares con ilustraciones pues Moreau le Jeune grabó por su cuenta y riesgo una suite de grabados que publicó por entregas y que algunos propietarios fueron adquiriendo y añadiendo a sus ejemplares

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        Hurone eine wahre Geschichte.

      Berlin and Leipzig 1784 - with engraved full-length portrait vignette on title, showing the author in (supposedly) Huron dress, wax spot on B2 affecting a couple of letters, pp. 159, small 8vo, contemporary half calf, spine gilt with a fleuron in each compartment, tan (or faded red) lettering piece, some insect damage to upper joint, edges rubbed, initials I.V.P. stamped at foot of title, good First edition in German of L&#146;Ingénu. Rare.

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        Sketch of the Surprise of German Town by the American Forces commanded by General Washington. October 4th 1777; by J. Hills, Lt. 23d. Regt. & Asst. Engr. (Philadelphia)

      Wm. Faden, London 1784 - Engraving. Published by Wm. Faden, Geographer to the King, Charing Cross, March 12th 1784. Sheet size: 21 5/8 x 29 3/4". Inventory#: p1071pmat.

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        HISTOIRE NATURELLE, GENERALE ET PARTICULIERE (Nouvelle Edition, où l'on a réuni, à leur article principal, les Additions, qui, dans les Editions précédentes, se trouvent dispersées en différents Volumes).

      - Lausanne et Berne, J. P. Heubach & Comp. et Nouvelle Société Typographique, 1784-1791. 11,5x18,5 cm. Ouvrage en 40 volumes, enrichi de 3 frontispices (dont un portait de Buffon en tête du premier volume), de nombreux tableaux dans le texte (mensurations d'animaux, d'organes, etc.), de 3 cartes dépliantes, de 1 tableau dépliant des races de chiens et de leurs localisations géographiques, et de 499 planches gravées (la plupart des planches consacrées aux quadrupèdes sont composées de deux vignettes chacune). Reliures utilitaires de l'époque en demi-basane à petits coins. Plats recouverts de papier bleuté. Dos lisses ornés de bandes dorées et portant le titre et la tomaison sur des pièces de couleur beige et les sous-titres sur des pièces de couleur verte. Traces d'usage sur les reliures, dos frottés, cependant ensemble solide. Minimes trace de mouillure au début du tome 6 et du tome 34 et à la fin du tome 19, quelques feuillets brunis au tomes 29 et 32, traces de morsure à la base des premiers feuillets du tome 30, sinon intérieur propre et gravures superbes ! L'ensemble se compose des parties suivantes : Théorie de la Terre (3 volumes), Minéralogie (4 volumes), Arithmétique morale (1 volume), Epoques de la nature (1 volume), Histoire naturelle des animaux et de l'homme (4 volumes), Histoire naturelle des quadrupèdes (9 volumes), Histoire naturelle des oiseaux (18 volumes).

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        Exact and Authentic Narrative of M. Blanchard's Third Aerial Voyage, From Rouen in Normandy, on the 18th of July, 1784. Accompanied by M. Boby; In Which They Traversed a Space of Forty-Five Miles in Two Hours and a Quarter, Inclusive of the Time Employed in Raising and Depressing the Machine in the Air. To Which are Added Four Certificates, Testifying the Truth of the Relation, and Signed by Several Respectable Characters. Translated from the French of M. Blanchard.

      London C. Heydinger 1784 - First Edition [BLANCHARD, Jean Pierre]. An Exact and Authentic Narrative of M. Blanchard's Third Aerial Voyage, From Rouen in Normandy, on the 18th of July, 1784. Accompanied by M. Boby; In Which They Traversed a Space of Forty-Five Miles in Two Hours and a Quarter, Inclusive of the Time Employed in Raising and Depressing the Machine in the Air. To Which are Added Four Certificates, Testifying the Truth of the Relation, and Signed by Several Respectable Characters. Translated from the French of M. Blanchard. London: C. Heydinger, 1784. First edition. Small folio (10 3/16 x 8 3/16 inches; 258 x 207 mm). viii, 17, [1. blank] pp. With frontispiece engraving of Blanchard's balloon. Early dark brown paper wrappers. Housed in a dark blue cloth folder by Sangorski & Sutcliffe for E.P. Dutton.Gilt lettering on outside of folder. Balloon-themed bookplate of previous owner William G. Gerhard on inside front of folder. Lacking half-title as called for in ESTC. Slight offsetting to the title-page from the frontispiece, and some light foxing to the final leaf. A very good copy. Jean Pierre Blanchard, a "French balloonist who, with the American physician John Jeffries, made the first aerial crossing of the English Channel. He was also the first to make balloon flights in England, North America, Germany, Belgium, and Poland. During the 1770s Blanchard worked on the design of heavier-than-air flying machines, notably one based upon a theory of rowing in the air currents with oars and tiller. Following the demonstrations of hot-air-balloon flying by the Montgolfier brothers in Annonay, France, in 1783, Blanchard took up ballooning." (Encyclopedia Britannica). ESTC T33609. HBS 64974. $2,750 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        La Scienza della Legislazione Sindacata ovvero Riflessioni Critiche sulla Scienza della Legislazione del Signor Cav. Gaetano Filangeri.

      - Tomo I (di due). Napoli, Nella Stamperia di Amato Cons, 1784. Prima edizione. D.Tommasi, Elogio storico di G.Filangeri, pag.XXXVIII. Unito: GRIPPA Giuseppe. Apologia all'antifilangeriana. Con alcuni opuscoli risguardanti l'agricoltura, e la pubblica economia. Napoli, Nella Stamperia di Amato Cons, 1795. Prima edizione. Kress, Italian Economic Literature, 660. Due opere in un volume in 8vo; pp. 279, 200. Fioriture. Cart. posteriore, tassello al dorso. Giuseppe Grippa dal 1774 tenne la cattedra di fisica e astronomia nella scuola regia di Salerno, fu inoltre membro della Reale Accademia di scienze e belle lettere di Napoli. Divenne molto noto perché ingaggiò con Gaetano Filangeri una lunga e aspra polemica sulla funzione e il destino del baronaggio nel Regno meridionale. Nel 1782, due anni dopo l'uscita dei primi due volumi della Scienza della legislazione, pubblicò a Napoli una "Lettera al sig. cavaliere d. Gaetano Filangieri sull'esame di alcuni suoi progetti politici". Nel 1784 uscì il primo dei due volumi de "La scienza della legislazione sindacata" e nel 1795, dopo la morte del Filangieri, "Apologia all'antifilangeriana. Con alcuni opuscoli risguardanti l'agricoltura, e la pubblica economia". 4 immagini allegate. 4 attached images. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Unbetitelt - [Gottvater?]. Rötelkreide.

      1784 1784 - 67 x 56 cm, 51 x 39 cm, Am Oberen Rand mit hinterlegtem Riss (Klebstoffspuren), sonst in gutem Zustand. Links unten signiert : Koch fecit, . vivum 1784 - Joseph Anton Koch (1768-1839), Tiroler Häuslersohn, der sich seine frühesten künstlerischen Schritte selbst beibrachte. Eine erste Ausbildung erhielt er in Augsburg, wo er der Werkstatt des Bildhauers Ignaz Ingerl angehörte. Anlässlich seiner Firmung 1785 wurde er vom Fürstbischof von Augsburg, Clemens Wenzeslaus von Sachsen, mit einem Stipendium ausgestattet. Damit konnte er als Schüler die Hohe Carlsschule in Stuttgart besuchen, wo er eine umfassende künstlerische Ausbildung erhalten sollte. Jedoch sympathisierte Koch ab 1791 mit den Ideen der Französischen Revolution, so dass er wegen ?politischer Verdächtigkeit? verhaftet und von der Schulleitung mit der Relegation bedroht wurde. Er kam der Sanktion zuvor und verließ die Schule ohne Abschluss. Koch schloss sich einem Kreis von Jakobinern an, erst in Straßburg und 1792 in Biel in der Schweiz. Seine langen Wanderungen durch die Alpentäler fanden in seinen späteren Landschaftsbildern ihren Niederschlag. 1794 war es Koch mit einem Stipendium seines Mäzens George Nott möglich, nach Italien bis nach Neapel zu reisen. Er besuchte 1795 Salerno und Paestum und ließ sich schließlich in Rom nieder, wo er bei dem deutschen Klassizisten Asmus Jakob Carstens studierte. Seit 1797 betätigte er sich als Zeichner und Radierer und illustrierte Werke Homers und Shakespeares. Nach einem Aufenthalt in Wien (1812?1815) kehrte Koch nach Rom zurück und wurde zu einer der herausragenden Persönlichkeiten im Künstlerkreis der Lukasbrüder, die später unter der Bezeichnung «Nazarener» bekannt wurden. Koch widmete sich auf Anregung des Malers Gottlieb Schick, den er von der Hohen Karlsschule her kannte, seit ca. 1803 zunehmend der Ölmalerei, worin er sich an den französischen Vorbildern Nicolas Poussin und Claude Lorrain orientierte. Bis an sein Lebensende malte Koch, blieb aber trotz künstlerischer Anerkennung arm. 2000 gr. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        EXTRACT FROM THE DEFINITIVE TREATY OF PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP.CONCLUDED AT PARIS THE 10th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1763.EXTRACT FROM THE DEFINITIVE TREATY OF PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP.SIGNED AT VERSAILLES THE 3d DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1783.A PROCLAMATION. GEORGE THE THIRD.TO ALL OUR LOVING SUBJECTS.[caption titles].

      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.

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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]

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        Survey and Town Plan of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

      Pittsburgh 1784 - THE ONLY SURVIVING ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF THE FIRST PLAN OF THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH Pen and ink on parchment Sheet size: 13 ½" x 17 ¼" Provenance: Senator James Ross (1762-1847); Private collection, Pittsburgh. References: John Melish, Travels through the United States of America in the Years 1806-07 (Philadelphia, 1812) 54; John W. Reps, The Making of Urban America (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1965) 204-206; ibid., Town Planning in Frontier America (Columbia & London: University of Missouri Press, 1980) 181; Bruce Buvinger, Origin, Development, and Persistence of Street Patterns in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh, 1972). This remarkable document is the only available original manuscript of the first survey and town plan of Pittsburgh and stands as the Penns' charter of Pittsburgh. Every deed issued by Penns' Philadelphia Land Office referred to it and all subsequent real estate ownership in Pittsburgh's "Triangle" is based on this document. Three copies of the original map are recorded, but the other two were destroyed in the Great Fire of 1845, which burned nearly one thousand buildings and leveled nearly half of Pittsburgh. This copy survived as it was held outside the city, at the residence of Senator James Ross. The map was used by Ross, at a Supreme Court of Pennsylvania trial, during 1841. In his recorded deposition he stated "I had it sent to me by the Proprietaries' agent at the trial of the Commonwealth vs. McDonald. This parchment draft I saw in said office of Proprietaries 40 years ago." A two-line attest of authenticity, located at the lower left of the plan, dated December 29, 1841 and signed by James Ross, states "this is the parchment draft referred to in my deposition." On the verso of the document is an Allegheny County clerk's notation, "Recorded in the office for recording deeds . . .," dated February 19, 1842. A copy of the document (complete with Ross's attest of authenticity) is to be found in the Allegheny County plat book. The authenticity of the map has been further verified by Andrew E. Masich, president and CEO of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania who in an article for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review (Sunday, November 20, 2005) commented, " . . . it's a legitimate thing. It is one of the earliest maps of Pittsburgh." A settlement is recorded on the site, of what is now Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as early as circa 1760. On March 4, 1681, King Charles II signed the Charter of Pennsylvania and granted the territory to William Penn as payment of a loan in the amount of £16,000. Penn intended this to be a safe haven for persecuted Quakers, a religion he himself had converted to, but which was socially despised in Great Britain. By the eighteenth century, Pennsylvania also became a settlement for new immigrants to America, who found little opportunity in the already settled portions of the original colonies. However, there was little settlement of the western portion of the state due to constant Native American incursions. This was to change during the second half of the century. In 1754 the French and Indian War broke out. The Mississippi and Ohio Valleys had been under the control of the French and their defeat opened the path for settlement in western Pennsylvania. In 1758 Fort Duquesne, built at the strategic point where the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers meet the Ohio River, fell to the British and was renamed Fort Pitt. According to early accounts, a small community of 200 houses, grouped in a tiny grid of rectangular blocks fronting on to the Monongahela, had formed around the fort within two years. Most of the inhabitants were fur traders. Under the

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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

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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]

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        Lettres d'un cultivateur américain, écrites à W. S. Ecuyer, depuis l'année 1770, jusqu'à 1781. Traduites de l'anglais par ***.

      chez Cuchet. 1784 - - chez Cuchet., A Paris 1784, in 8 (13x20cm), xxiv, iij (1) 422pp. (2) et (2) iv, 400pp. (2)., 2 Tomes reliés en 2 vol. - Edition originale française. La première édition étant parue à Londres, en anglais, en 1782. L'édition française a cependant été refondue, corrigée et traduite par l'auteur lui-même, qui lui a ajouté un second volume, et s'est même permis de changer le nom du narrateur james en son propre nom. En outre l'édition française est plus nettement anti anglaise et pro américaine. Plein Veau blond marbré d'époque. Dos lisse orné. Pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge. Tranches oranges. Beaux exemplaires en belle condition. Crèvecoeur (1735-1813) se rendit en Nouvelle France en 1755 en tant qu'officier et géographe durant les guerres françaises et indiennes. Il combat auprès des français, puis voyage beaucoup et devient finalement fermier dans les colonies anglaises. Il se fit naturalisé, puis la révolution américaine le fit rentrer en France. Lorsqu'il revint en 1783, il découvrira que sa ferme a été ravagée, sa femme tuée, et deux de ses enfants disparus. Au niveau de l'agriculture il introduira la culture de la pomme de terre en Normandie, et celle de la luzerne aux États unis. Les lettres sont à la fois des récits de voyages et le premier ouvrage décrivant la vie américaine, la vie quotidienne, l'éducation et les moeurs, par non plus seulement un voyageur, mais un homme d'expérience ayant observé et partagé la vie des américains. Le livre contribua à forger l'image d'une identité américaine, fondée sur l'ingéniosité, la liberté et l'égalité. Nombre de familles françaises s'embarqueront pour l'Amérique après la lecture de ce livre. L'ouvrage ne s'attache pas seulement à l'ouest américain, de nombreuses pages sont consacrées au Canada, Terre Neuve. On trouve également des articles sur Washington, Franklin et des remarques sur la guerre d'indépendance, l'esclavage, et de nombreuses anecdotes. L'ouvrage est dédié au marquis de La Fayette. xxiv, iij (1) 422pp. (2) et (2) iv, 400pp. (2). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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