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        STAMPA FAVOLE D'ESOPO

      PARIGI, LAMY, 1784 (mm 180 x 150 ca. la parte figurata, mm 60 x 75 ca. ciascuna dellei incisioni dei fogli)Suite di 23 incisioni originali finemente eseguite all'acquaforte su matrice di rame, impresse con inchiostro color seppia . Le vignette figurate, di forma ovale , illustrano numerose favole dell'antico poeta greco Esopo sono spesso abitate da animali, che per l'antico scrittore rappresentano i difetti e le virtù degli uomini; in alcune scene della silloge, invece, compaiono figure umane, mitologiche e fantastiche oppure oggetti inanimati. Sébastien Le Clerc, figlio di un orafo e membro di una famiglia di artisti al servizio del re di Francia, fu incisore assai prolifico; si distinse per il segno aggraziato, elegante e minuzioso, memore di Callot. La suite in esame testimonia il successo del genere favolistico negli anni del Re Sole, in parallelo con la letteratura francese del tempo. Esemplare in buono stato conservativo; margini sottili a sinistra e a destra, ampi sugli altri lati.

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        Carte Reduite de l'Ile de Terre-Neuve

      Marechal de Castries, Paris 1784 - French edition based on the maps of James Cook from his third voyage 1776-9. Michael Lane was marine surveyor who was trained by Cook. Includes rhumb lines and depths as well as a table of landmarks and their coordinates. Minor staining along right margin. Sea Chart. Engraving with modern hand coloring. Image measures 33.75" x 23.75".

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        Memoirs of The Protectorate House of Cromwell. Deduced from an early period and continued down to the present time

      Birmingham: Pearson and Rollason. 1784, 1784. First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo. Bound in full contemporary tree calf with red and green title labels. Light wear to extremities, some drying and cracking to the spine panels, cosmetic only. A very handsome pair of books. Volume I misdated to title page. Edges tinted yellow. Frontispiece portrait and elaborate armorial fold out. Ink ownerships to pastedown and top corner of title pages. Internally clean and bright. An attractive, strong copy of one of the definitive histories of Oliver Cromwell and the Cromwell family.

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        Beobachtungen über die Blutflüsse der Wöchnerinnen, und über die Mittel, sie zu stillen. Aus dem Französischen (von Christian Friedrich Held).

      bey Carl Gottlob Dengel,, Königsberg, 1784 - Königsberg, bey Carl Gottlob Dengel, 1784. 8°. XXXII, 328 S. Lederband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. Blake 266. - Wellcome III, 495. - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Leroux (1730-1792) war Chirurg in Dyon. Exemplar aus dem Besitz von Franz Karl Ludwig Winckel und W. Pfeilsticker, beide mit kleinen Besitzerstempel auf Titel bzw. Vorsatz. - Durchgehend gebräunt. Einband beschabt. Sprache: Deutsch Lederband der Zeit mit rotem, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und wenig Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Grammatica Syriaca

      Halae: Impensis Orphanotrophei, 1784. viii, 300pp + folding plate. Rebound in modern, blind stamped full calf, raised bands, leather title label to spine, date in gilt to foot of spine. Spine very slightly faded, otherwise very good indeed. Internally some light browning and foxing, light water-stain to fore-edge of the first eighty or so pages, but fairly unobtrusive. Two instances of marginalia in an old hand to page three. "Johann David Michaelis (February 27, 1717 - August 22, 1791), a famous and eloquent German biblical scholar and teacher, was a member of a family which had the chief part in maintaining that solid discipline in Hebrew and the cognate languages which distinguished the University of Halle in the period of Pietism" (Wikipedia). First Edition. Full Calf. Good+. 8vo.

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        Lettres de deux curés des Cévènes sur la validité des mariages des protestans et sur leur existence légale en France [à la suite] Le Vieux Cévénol ou Anecdotes de la vie d?Ambroise Borély, mort à Londes, âgé de 103 ans, 7 mois et 4 jours ; ; Recueillies par W. Jesterman : Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglais. Suivi de Réflexions sur les Loix relatives aux Protestans. Le Rois doit modifier les Loix portées contre les Protestans.

      Londres, sn, 1779 1784 - In-8 plein veau brun, dos lisse, caissons ornés, 231- 120 pp. & 115- 105 pp. Dos passé, anotations manuscrites en pages de garde. Bon exemplaire. in-8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

      Philadelphia. 1784. Boston. 1791-1792.. Three volumes. viii,361,[lxxxiv]; 494; 480,[8]pp., plus folding map bound in as frontispiece in second volume. Contemporary gray and beige paper boards over birch bark, printed paper labels. Some loss to paper on spines, costing most of third volume spine label. Front boards loosening on first and second volumes. Second and third volumes with occasional light staining and foxing. In original unsophisticated condition, untrimmed, a remarkable survival. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. The first extensive history of New Hampshire, and "one of the most important eighteenth- century American histories," according to Streeter. The first two volumes trace the history of New Hampshire, while the third discusses the geography, natural history, society, laws, government, etc. The author was a determined antiquarian and founder of the first American historical association, the Massachusetts Historical Society. The publication of this work in different cities over an eight-year period has made complete sets difficult to obtain. Tocqueville praised Belknap's history, saying, "The reader of Belknap will find more general ideas and more strength of thought, than are to be met with in other American historians, even to the present day" (quoted in Larned). In the third volume of this set the publication date appears to read "1793" in Roman numerals, but this is a typographic error. Howes claims that a second edition of the third volume appeared in 1793, but this is not noted by Evans, ESTC, or BAL. EVANS 18344, 23166, 24088. STREETER SALE 715 (vol. 1 only). SABIN 18344. HOWES B323, "aa." LARNED 3128. BAL 922, 928, 930. WHEAT & BRUN 183.

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE CAPTURE AND SUFFERINGS OF BENJAMIN GILBERT AND HIS FAMILY; WHO WERE SURPRISED BY THE INDIANS, AND TAKEN FROM THEIR FARMS, ON THE FRONTIER OF PENNSYLVANIA, IN THE SPRING, 1780

      Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1784. Hand-stitched thread binding. Previous owner's name in ink dated 1785 on first page. Front wrapper is missing. Cover and fore-edges stained. Printed on laid paper, some edges uneven. Quite readable throughout. 96pp. Housed in custom cloth chemise and slipcase. See Sabin 27348, Howes W80.. First Edition. Wrappers. General Edge Wear. Thin Octavo.

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        A most interesting and important Autograph Letter written to the Lawyer Thomas Adams at Alnwick in which he discusses the Political Situation at the time expressing dismay and uncertainty on the outcome of the Coalition between Fox and Pitt.

      Richmond. March 6 1784 - 4to., 5 pages, approx 750 words, entirely holograph, address page, dust line from fold, with postmark and seal. George Onslow, First Earl of Onslow (1731-1814). Onslow is seriously concerned for the outcome of the Political crisis. "I must be a paricide if I could patiently & without honour see the House of Commons in danger of being annihilated or lowered in the scale of the Constitution". He is also worried about the effect on the Crown: "On the other side I tremble at any Diminuation of the due Prerogative of the Crown . . . One great evil which shocks me is the appealing to the People at large against the Representative Body of them". Fox started this some "2 or 3 years ago & is now used as a weapon against him". He also refers to the judgement of Lord Mansfield's conduct on those matters. It is clear from the tone of this letter that Onslow and Adams are already well acquainted and even friends for the tone suggests that he is searching for Adams's opinion.

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        Ordenes, y señales para la Esquadra del mando del excelentissimo señor don Antonio Barceló, caballero pensionado de la real y distinguida orden de Carlos III. Teniente General de la Real Armada, y Comandante General del corso de las yslas Baleares y costas de Africa.

      Mahón, En la Imprenta de Juan Fabregues Impressor Real, [1784] - 28x18,5 cm., 10 folios, y dos hojas en blanco como cubiertas. Impreso sobre papel de color azul. Perfecto estado de conservación. Opúsculo de extraordinaria rareza, tirado a muy pocos ejemplares destinados a los mandos de los navíos que formaban la escuadra del almirante Barceló mientras estaban fondeados en Menorca. La primera hoja está en blanco, la segunda es la portada, la tercera, foliada "2" contiene: Tabla numeral de vanderas para el valor y significación de las señales". Hoja 3: "Para todas las Embarcaciones que forman esta Esquadra estableceré unas señales, e Ynstrucciones que goviernen en la Navegación. Hoja 4: "Señales de dia al Ancla". Hoja 5: "Señales para el dia a la vela". Hoja 6: "Señales para la noche". Hoja 8: "Señales en tiempo de niebla". Hoja 9: "Tabla de rumbos". Hoja 10: "Tabla para los Santos y Contraseñas".Desconocido a Palau y otras bibliografías.

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        A Tour in Wales (2 vols complete) With the Moses Griffith Supplemental plates

      Horace's Head in Fleet Street London: Benjamin White, 1784 2 vols, 2nd ed, 62 pls, 3 eng tps, 5 woodcuts, complete. In half morocco with worn marbled boards, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spines, gilt tooling and titles, edges rubbed. Internally, college label to fpds, some offsetting, light browning at edges. Vol 1, 1784, engraved titlepage with vignette of Caergwrle Castle, [10], [1], 2-488 pp, 27 pls (of 26), (includes 1 pl from vol 2 as normal, 2 portraits, 2 plans, 9 folding), 1 woodcut, [8] index. Vol 2, 1784, engraved title page, and the additional 1781 engraved Snowdon tp, [2], (vi), [2], [1], 2-191 pp, [1], 184-487 pp, [8] index, [1], 2-7 pp supplement text, 25 pls (of 26, the 26th is in Vol 1 as normal, includes 1 folding, 3 plans, 2 portraits), plus the 10 supplemental plates (1 folding), 4 woodcuts, 2 engraved title pages. Regarded by many as Pennant's best travel book. Originally published in 2 parts in 1778, the Snowdon part came later and then the 3 parts combined in 1784. Was republished in 1810 in 3 volumes and again in 1883. (ESTC T213985. Allibone 1553. Lowndes 1823)Pennant, Thomas, naturalist, traveller, and writer, whose travels and natural history are distinguished by his personal energy, a keen observational sense, and by methodological organization and attention to facts. See ODNB.

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        Beyträge zur Geschichte der Vögel

      Wien: C.F. Wappler, 1784, First edition.. Slight marginal foxing to a few text pages, the hand-colored plates are bright and clean, repair made to one spine label, a very good copy in a very attractive contemporary binding.. Pp. (10), 45, 19 fine hand-colored plates. Contemporary brown sheep, 6 raised bands with gilt decorations in each spine compartment, morocco spine labels, 4to. The author's father, botanical illustrator Nikolaus Jacquin, explored Central America and the West Indies in 1755 to 1759 collecting information for a botanical book he published in 1763. During his travels he also made paintings and described the birds he encountered. He passed these notes and paintings on to his son, Joseph Jacquin, who published the current volume. Jacquin describes 32 species of American birds (several are described for the first time), 19 of which are figured on the hand-colored plates. One of the earliest books published on the ornithology of the Americas. For further information, see Zimmer, p. 320, Anker no. 220, Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 108.

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        Les siècles païens, ou dictionnaire mythologique, héroïque, politique, littéraire et géographique de l'Antiquité Païenne, Depuis l'origine du Monde jusqu'à la fin du siècle d'Auguste. Pour servir à l'interprétation des Auteurs anciens, & à celle des Auteur modernes qui traitent de l'Antiquité: ouvrage puisé dans les sources primitives, & où elles sont fidèlement citées. 9 volumes, complet

      Chez Moutard 1784 - Edition Originale. 9 volumes en in-12 reliés, (601)(599)(552)(487+89 p. de la table des articles)(543)(528)(631)(540)(612) pages. Plein veau glacé d'époque, dos à 5 nerfs richement ornés de caissons avec motifs floraux, pièces de titre et de tomaisons marrons et noires, tranches rouges. T. VI: un petit manque sur la coiffe de pied, coiffe de tête manquante, qui l'est partiellement aux t. I et VIII; t. I: un accroc sur le haut du premier plat et sur le bas du deuxième, un petit trou de vers en bas du dos du t. VII sans atteinte au texte. Sinon, pour l'ensemble, frottements d'usage (dont quelques coins frottés ou émoussés), un tampon partiellement rayé sur les pages de faux-titre. Cet ouvrage, peu communément disponible demeure une référence sur le paganisme. Livres solides, intérieur très frais. Bon exemplaire de bibliothèque et de lecture. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Osnabrüga, Civitas Pace Westphalica ... Osnabruck, eine wegen dem daselbst geschlossenen Westphälischen Frieden sehr berühmte Stadt." Plan der Alt- und Neustadt, darunter eine Gesamtansicht der Stadt (11 x 56 cm)

      Altkolorierter Kupferstich von Tobias Conrad Lotter um 1784. 49x58 cm. - Israel / Borchers 144 - Großes dekoratives Blatt in schönem Altkolorit. Westorientierter Plan mit Petersburg, Kloster Gertrudenberg und den Befestigungsanlagen. In den Ecken eine Windrose und 3 Legenden: A - Z der Prinzipalgebäude, 1 - 66 der Tore, Türme und Straßen, a - r des Schlosses. Unter dem Plan ein "Maas-Stab von 100 Osnabrucksche Ruthen, die Ruthe zu 16 Fuss ..." und das Stadtwappen, das sechsspeichige Rad. Die Gesamtansicht zeigt den Blick über die Hase auf die Stadt zwischen Johannistor und Kloster Gertrudenberg mit Legende zu den Hauptgebäuden A - T. Schönes breitrandiges Blatt in bestem Erhalt.

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        A Lady and her Children relieving a Cottager

      London: Published by J. Birchall, 1 March 1784. Mezzotint. In excellent condition with the exception that the lower margin is trimmed along the plate mark. 16 7/8 x 21 5/8 inches. 18 1/8 x 22 5/8 inches. A beautiful mezzotint after the sentimental genre painting by William Redmore Bigg. William Redmore Bigg (1755-1828) was a popular London genre painter, who is best known for his family tableaux depicting acts of charity. Of these, this scene in which an aristocratic lady, attended by her daughters, young black servant and dog, visit a poor "cottager", is one of the best. The original painting (1781) is in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. John Raphael Smith (1752-1812) engraved the mezzotint for John Boydell, the leading London printseller, which tells the story admirably. It is a sentiment expressed without irony, though we now consider the black servant boy in livery and turban politically insensitive. He too looks on the poor woman and her sleeping child with pity. Nor are the silk dresses,extragant hats, lap dog and silk parasol that the Lord's family sport intended for criticism: this is an idealised version of recommended behavior. The littlest girl, overcome by this encounter with poverty, cries as she hands over the money, and we understand that this is part of her moral education. The composition is appealing and successful. The Lady, whose fine country house can be seen in the distance, forms the apex of the pyramidal group, just as her generous act is the apex of a good and stable society. At this time, virtually all "welfare" was local and critical to the large portion of the English population lived in want. Nevertheless, it was only beginning to be thought that the wealthy had any obligation to the poor, and it was generally accepted that acts like these were and ought to be wholly voluntary. This is an ideal example of the print, clearly an early impression in which silks and satins gleam, curls and ribbons swirl.

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        A Tour in Wales (2 vols complete) With the Moses Griffith Supplemental plates

      Horace's Head in Fleet Street London: Benjamin White, 1784 2 vols, 2nd ed, 62 pls, 3 eng tps, 5 woodcuts, complete. In contemporary full diced calf, gilt edge tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. New spines, to style, raised bands, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to maroon leather labels. Internally, gilt tooling to board edges, marbled endpapers, hinges strengthened, no inscriptions, text block edges yellowed, minimal foxing and browning.Vol 1, 1784, engraved titlepage with vignette of Caergwrle Castle, [10], [1], 2-488 pp, 27 pls (of 26), (includes 1 pl from vol 2 as normal, 2 portraits, 2 plans, 9 folding), 1 woodcut, [8] index. Vol 2, 1784, engraved title page, and the additional 1781 engraved Snowdon tp, [2], (vi), [2], [1], 2-498 pp, [1], 2-7 pp supplement text, [8] index, 25 pls (of 26, the 26th is in Vol 1 as normal, includes 1 folding, 3 plans, 2 portraits), plus the 10 supplemental plates (1 folding), 4 woodcuts, 2 engraved title pages. Regarded by many as Pennant's best travel book. Originally published in 2 parts in 1778, the Snowdon part came later and then the 3 parts combined in 1784. Was republished in 1810 in 3 volumes and again in 1883. (ESTC T213985. Allibone 1553. Lowndes 1823)Pennant, Thomas, naturalist, traveller, and writer, whose travels and natural history are distinguished by his personal energy, a keen observational sense, and by methodological organization and attention to facts. See ODNB.

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        A Voyage Towards to the Pacific Ocean Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. 3 volume set

      Dublin: H. Chamberlaine, W. Watson and others. Cover rubbed, bumped and marked. Spines rubbed with end wear. All volumes lack end papers and half titles as well as illustrations [apparently never bound in]. Volume II: loss of corner to title page with no impact on text. Gilt stamps on covers of 'Premium Ennis School' and 'Richard Walsh'. Contents tight and overall G. 1784. First Dublin edition. Leather cover. 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). xcv, 421pp; 549pp; 559pp. ''...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. Vol. I and II. written by Captain James Cook. Vol. III by Captain James King'. .

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        A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World. Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. 2 volume set

      Dublin: J. Williams, L. White, W. Wilson and others. Cover rubbed, bumped and marked. Spines rubbed with end wear. Volume I: Fep and rear ep missing. Lower third of half title removed. Volume II: Fep, half title and rear ep missing. Both volumes lack illustrations [apparently never bound in.] Gilt stamps on covers of 'Premium Ennis School' and 'Richard Walsh'. Contents tight and overall G. 1784. Dublin edition. Leather cover. 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). xxx, 372pp; 392pp. 'In Which is included Captain Furneaux's Narrative of His Proceedings in the Adventure, during the Separation of the Ships'. .

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        Branche de Lilas (Lilac Branch)

      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, ?Branche de Lilas? from the collection of fifty-nine engravings from Jacques Charton?s, ?Collection de plantes etrangeres en fleurs, fruits, corail et coquillages? 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? x 11.25? 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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        Branche de Chevre-Feuille (Branch of a Honeysuckle)

      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, ?Branche de Chevre-Feuille? from the collection of fifty-nine engravings from Jacques Charton?s, ?Collection de plantes etrangeres en fleurs, fruits, corail et coquillages? 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? x 11.25? 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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        Plante de Cardamome et le Soldat (Cardamom Plant)

      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, ?Plante de Cardamome et le Soldat? from the collection of fifty-nine engravings from Jacques Charton?s, ?Collection de plantes etrangeres en fleurs, fruits, corail et coquillages? 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? x 11? and is in very good condition with light staining and foxing in the margins and light color runoff from being bound. This images, bordering on the fantastical and surreal, shows the cardamom plant on the right with some of its whimsical pods opened exposing the seeds. Also illustrated in a lobster-like animal in the water with other conch shells, as mountains rise up in the background. This dynamic engraving is finely detailed and expertly colored with vibrant greens and blues.

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        Samling af [...] poëtiska arbeten.

      I-(II). Lund, (1784) respektive Lund, Berling, 1784. 8:o. (4),437,(2) + 297,300-458 s. Samtida lätt nött hfrbd med upphöjda bind, sparsamt guldornerad rygg och ljusbrun titeletikett med texten: "Bergströms poetiska arbeten". Stänkta snitt. Små skador i skinnet på ryggen överst vid främre ytterfalsen. Ryggen med liten fläck och några nagg nederst. Fint ex. med A. Morströms prydliga namnteckning på försättsbladet daterad 1790 och Anders de Wahls diskreta exlibris på främre pärmens insida. Ur Per-Erik Lindahls bibliotek.. Hans Bergeström (1735-84) var kyrkoherde i Helsingborg och hans samlade poetiska arbeten innehåller förutom diverse oden och och tillfällighetsstycken även översättningar av Voltaires "Alzire", James Thomsons "Agamemnon" och delar av Edward Youngs "The complaint: or, night thoughts". Skådespelaren Anders de Wahl (1869-1956) är kanske mest berömd för läsningen av Tennysons "Nyårsklockan" på Skansen varje nyårsafton. Traditionen började 1895 och de Wahl läste stycket i stort sett varje år fram till 1945. Om det var Bergeströms korta stycke "Nyårs tankar" på s. 287 i första delen som fångat de Wahls intresse för volymen låter vi vara osagt

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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. Hardcover. Very Good. 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.

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        The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq

      London - W. Strahan et al., 1784 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A set of the works of Henry Fielding, the eighteenth-century novelist and dramatist. New edition, to which is added The Fathers, or, The Good ManContaining Love in Several Masques, The Temple Beau, The Author's Farce, The Pleasures of the Town, The Justice Caught In His Own Trap, Tom Thumb the Great, The Letter Writers, The Grubstreet Opera, The Lottery, The Modern Husband, The Mock-Doctor, The Covent Garden Tragedy, The Debauches, The Miser, The Intriguing Chambermaid, Don Quixote in England, The Virgin Unmasked, The Universal Gallant, Pasquin, The Historical Register, Eurdice, Eurydice Hiss'd, Tumble-Down Dick, Miss Lucy in Town, The Wedding-Day, The Fathers, The Life of Jonathan Wild, A Journey From This World to the Next, The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andres, The Preface to David Simple, The Preface to the Familiar Letters Between the Principal Characters in David Simple and Some Others, The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling, Philosophical Transactions, The First Olynthiac of Demosthenes, Of the Remedy of Afflication for the Loss of Our Friends, A Dialogue Between Alexander the Great and Diogenes the Cynic, An Interlude Between Jupiter, Juno, Apollo and Mercury, The True Patriot, The Jacobite's Journal andAmelia. With frontispieces to each volume. Fielding never stopped writing political satire and satires of current arts and letters. His Tragedy of Tragedies of Tom Thumb (for which Hogarth designed the frontispiece) was, for example, quite successful as a printed play. In 1743, he published a novel in the Miscellanies volume III (which was the first volume of the Miscellanies). This was The History of the Life of the Late Mr Jonathan Wild the Great. This novel is sometimes thought of as his first because he almost certainly began composing it before he wrote Shamela and Joseph Andrews. It is a satire of Walpole that draws a parallel between Walpole and Jonathan Wild, the infamous gang leader and highwayman. He implicitly compares the Whig party in Parliament with a gang of thieves being run by Walpole, whose constant desire to be a Great Man (a common epithet for Walpole) should culminate only in the antithesis of greatness: being hanged. His greatest work was Tom Jones (1749), a meticulously constructed picaresque novel telling the convoluted and hilarious tale of how a foundling came into a fortune. Nine volumes of ten only (missing volume X)Condition: In full tree-calf bindings. Externally sound, though with some rubbing. Two joint failed, with boards detached, andfour joints tender. Five joints starting. Loss to backstrip of volume III, withfive other backstrips lifting. Internally, firmly bound. Pages have some foxing throughout. Offsetting to endpaper of volume I. Ink signature to front pastedown of volume VII. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        A DISCOVERY OF SUBTERRANEAN TREASURE: CONTAINING USEFUL EXPLORATIONS, CONCERNING ALL MANNER OF MINES AND MINERALS, FROM THE GOLD TO THE COAL; WITH PLAIN DIRECTIONS AND RULES FOR THE FINDING OF THEM IN ALL KINGDOMS AND COUNTRIES. IN WHICH THE ART OF MELTING, REFINING, AND ASSAYING THEM IS PLAINLY DECLARED

      Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Robert Bell, 1784.. 37pp., plus [3]pp. of ads. 20th-century three-quarter red morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Binding lightly edgeworn. Previous owner's name stamped on three (later) fly leaves. Titlepage tanned, with a tear in the foredge (not affecting text). Text generally quite clean. Good plus. The scarce first American edition of this 17th-century manual for the finding and refining of metals. Some consideration is given to the geologic processes leading up to the formation of deposits (Noah's Flood is called in frequently to explain the then inexplicable) and the potential for discovery in diverse places, including the Americas: "for these Mines [in New-England, Virginia, Bermuda, Peru, etc.] if they prove rich, would yield more gain in one year, than their Tobacco, and such trifles would yield in their whole lives." "Contains some interesting notices of the gold and silver mines in Peru, New England, Virginia, the Bermudas, and other parts of America. The author gives a receipt by which he claims to have produced pure gold, but at a cost greater than its value. He finally died in the streets of London of starvation" - Sabin. EVANS 18732. HILDEBURN 5438. SABIN 63360. RINK 3343.

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        Description des Expériences de la Machine Aérostatique de MM. de Montgolfier, et de celles auxquelles cette découverte a donné lieu

      Paris "et se trouve à Bruxelles": Chez De La Haye, Libraire, rue de l'Etuve, 1784. Octavo. (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches). 9 engraved plates, 1 folding letterpress table, some leaves unopened. (Some toning to text). Later half calf over cloth-covered boards, spine in six compartments with raised bands, morocco lettering-pieces in the second and third compartments, the others with simple repeat decoration in gilt, t.e.g. Second Brussels edition of "the first serious treatise on aerostation as a practical possibility" (PMM). The present work, a fine copy with uncut and largely unopened text, is a very early edition of the first contemporary chronicle of the first aerial voyage. In June of 1783, the Montgolfier brothers launched a balloon over Annonay. "This feat, however, was surpassed in September when they successfully launched a balloon carrying a sheep, a cock and a duck, and even more sensationally [on November 21] … when, after some tethered experiments, Pilâtre de Rozier, accompanied by the Marquis d'Arlandes, made the first aerial voyage in history. They ascended from the Château de la Muette in the Bois de Boulogne, sustained their flight for five-an-a-half miles across Paris and descended after twenty-five minutes on the outskirts of the city." (PMM pp.138-139). The experiment, which was witnessed by, amongst many others, the Dauphin and Benjamin Franklin, marks the real beginning of the history of manned flight, and the present work is the second Brussels edition of Faujas' detailed account of both the event itself and the theoretical and practical science which went into making the flights a success. On December 1, 1783, J.A.C. Charles made a much longer ascent in a hydrogen balloon of his own invention, and stayed aloft for two hours. The main features of modern balloon technology can be directly attributed to the design of this eminent scientist. Cf. Brockett 302; cf. Dibner Heralds of Science 179; cf. PMM 229; cf. Norman 769; cf. Sparrow Milestones of Science 179; cf. Tissandier 21.

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        INTRODUCTION FAMILIERE A LA CONNOISSANCE DE LA NATURE. Traduction libre de l'Anglois de Mrs. Trimmer

      Au Bureau de l'Ami des Enfans, Rue de l'Universite, au coin de celle du Ba, No.28. d'adresse a M. Le Prince, Directeur. 1784. FIRST FRENCH EDITION. 6mo. (5.1 x 3.5 inches). 3 parts in one volume. 184,108,116pp. Finely bound in recent full dark green panelled calf. Spine with raised bands. Compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. A very good copy. Published 2 years after the English edition.

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        De l'universalité de la langue française , discours qui a remporté le prix de l'Académie de Berlin.

      chez Bailly, Dessenne. 1784 - - chez Bailly, Dessenne., A Berlin, et se trouve à Paris _1784, in 8 (13,5x20cm), (2) 92pp., relié. - Seconde édition. Tchemerzine note cette édition comme étant l'originale, parue elle à Berlin, Decker. Tchemerzine IX, 403. Reliure en vélin manuscrit du XIXe, dos légèrement jauni en tête. La page de faux-titre est absente. Traité de l'origine de la langue française et de ses caractéristiques linguistiques. Rivarol la compare aux langues européennes. L'intelligence de Rivarol est d'établir une réflexion autour de l'histoire, des caractères d'une nation, et comment l'ensemble des facteurs composent et forment les caractéristiques d'une langue. Bien que Rivarol dresse un éloge de la langue française, cet éloge ne va pas sans de constantes critiques sur ses incohérences ou ses imperfections. (2) 92pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Shu^gyoku SANPO^ DO^JIMON 5 vols

      1784. Very Good. [MATHEMATICS] Murai Chuzen. Shugyoku SANPO DOJIMON [CHILDREN'S QUESTIONS ABOUT MATHEMATICS] 5 vols. Kyoto, Tennojiya Ichirobei, Temmei 4 [1784]. 22.9 x 15.9 cm. Uniformly bound, Japanese-style, fukuro-toji with original printed covers and printed paper title labels. The preface has a zodiacal date of 1781. Important and unusual classic of mathematical pedagogy in Japan, heavily illustrated in b+w woodcut. There appear to be but 2 copies outside Japan and both are in the Library of Congress. The KSSM (volume three, p.854) Union catalog from Japan identifies this as being a 6 volume work, but two things militate against that: The LOC copies are both 5 volumes bound in 6 (ours is 5 volumes bound in 5) and our copy has the original Tennojiya bookseller catalogue bound into the back of the book, which clearly states this book is published in 5 volumes. In addition, the text is continuous and ends at the end of volume 5. The covers are contemporary to the 1780's, the impressions good or better, the condition very good throughout. An important book. In a fitted chitsu clasped case.

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        Chameau de L?Asie. Faisant le Sel Ammoniac. (Camel of Asia. Making salt ammonia)

      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, ?Chameau de L?Asie. Faisant le Sel Ammoniac? from the collection of fifty-nine engravings from Jacques Charton?s, ?Collection de plantes etrangeres en fleurs, fruits, corail et coquillages? 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? x 11.25? and is in good condition with foxing and staining throughout, a small pencil mark of the left margin and light color runoff from being bound. This engraving shows a camel set among a whimsical backdrop with a tree, vegetation and small waterway. Deep roots as well as newly sprouting branches are illustrated throughout the engraving, which is vividly colored in rich greens, browns and blue.

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        A Narrative of the Captivity and Sufferings of Benjamin Gilbert and his Family, Who were surprised by the Indians, and taken from their farms, on the frontiers of Pennsylvania, in the spring, 1780

      Philadelphia: Joseph Cruikshank, 1784. 8vo. (8 3/8 x 5 1/4 inches). 96pp. Later three quarters red crushed morocco over mabled paper boards, by Bradstreet, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second compartment, the others panelled and with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. First edition of a noted 18th century American Indian captivity narrative. Gilbert dictated his experiences to William Walton, who wrote this book. On June 25, 1780, a party of eleven Seneca Indians led by Rowland and John Montour (sons of the famous Catharine Montour), invaded frontier Pennsylvania settlements where the Gilbert homestead was located. The fifteen captives were bound with cords, their home was plundered and burned before their eyes, and they were taken to Fort Niagara, where they were divided among the Indians.Individual family members were redeemed by degrees, mostly at Fort Niagara, being sent first to Montreal and then home to Pennsylvania. "Extremely valuable for its account of Indian life" (Vail). Field 607; Evans 18497; Sabin 27348; Howes W80, "aa"; Ayer 301; Vail 718

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