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        SS Ecclesiae Rituum divinorumque officiorum

      Rome - In Typographia Salomoniana, 1784 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of 'SS Ecclesiae Rituum divinorumque officiorum explicatio ab anonymo seculi XII. Scriptore Elucubrata ex Vaticano Codice Num. 5046. Nunc Primum Eruta Praefatione et Adnotationibus'. Translated as 'Rites of the Church, an explanation of the divine duties; from the anonymous twelfth century Elucubrata writer of the Vatican Codice number 5046, just recently discovered withnewly unearthed Preface of and Notes'Contains a Preface and notes by Doctor of Sacred Theology and Doctor of Theology of the Pontifical. Created for the use of those who apply the study of Liturgy. Contains a bookplate from the monastic library of St Augustine's Abbey in Ramsgate. In Latin. Condition: In a half vellum binding with marbled boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing, some marks to the boards and ink marks to the spine. Institutional ink inscriptions have been left to the lower half of the spine. Internally, firmly bound, bright but with some spotting to the first and last pages only. Twoinstitutional ink stamps have been left to the title page and front free-endpaper. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD.

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        [Man of Mangea]

      London,: circa, 1784.. Proof engraving, 315 x 250 mm, laid down on old backing with manuscript notes in ink at bottom right; in good condition, framed. Rare proof impression before letters of one of Webber's more striking portraits from Cook's third voyage, of the Cook Islands native Mou'rooa, who transferred into Cook's boat as the captain reconnoitred off Mangaia in March 1777. He was the only one to actually board the Resolution, 'tho not without evident signs of fear' (Beaglehole, Journals III, part 1, p. 79). As the ships did not land on Mangaia, the little information they gathered was derived from questions put to Mou'rooa by Omai. His ears were already pierced with the long slit in which he stuck a knife he was given as a gift or trade.Joppien and Smith note that this was one of the earliest from the series of engravings to be printed. They also note another proof impression of this plate in the National Library of Australia.Joppien & Smith, 3.31A.

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        RECREAÇÃO FILOSOFICA,

      - OU DIALOGO Sobre a Filosofia Natural, para instrucção de pessoas curiosas, que não frequentárão as aulas. PELO P. THEODORO D? ALMEIDA Da Congregação do Oratório de S. Fillipe Neri, Socio da Real Sociedade de Londres, e da de Biscaia. Quinta impressão muito mais correcta, que as precedentes. LISBOA NA REGIA OFFICINA TYPOGRAFICA. ANNO M. DCC. LXXXVI [1784]. Obra em 10 volumes. In 8º (de 17x11 cm). Com (xxxiv)-368, (iv)-454, (iv)-396, (iii)-325, (iv)-414, (iii)-504, (vi)-478, (iv)-312, (xvi)-403, e (xi)-444-(viii) pags. Ilustrados com o retrato do autor (J. Silva, fecit) e 28 estampas desdobráveis no final dos tomos em extra-texto (retrato e 5 est. no 1º tomo, 4 est. no 2º tomo, 4 est. no 3º tomo, 5 est. no 4º tomo, 5 est. no 5º tomo e 5 est. no 6º tomo). Encadernações da época inteiras de pele cansadas e com falhas nas lombadas (particularmente no tomo I). Exemplar apresentando picos de traça marginais. Trata-se de um conjunto editorial completo e homogéneo (formando um conjunto com tomos da 5ª e a 6ª impressão, igual ao conjunto existente na BNP na cota S.A. 27574 P. - S.A. 27583 P) composto tal como segue: Tomos I (1786) e II (1788) da 5ª impressão; Tomos III (1803), IV (1803) e V (1819) da 6ª impressão; Tomo VI (1795) da 5ª impressão; Tomo VII (1805) da 6ª impressão; e Tomos VIII (1792), IX (1793) e X (1800) estes sem mencionarem a impressão a que pertencem. Inocêncio VII, 301. ?Padre Teodoro de Almeida, Presbítero da Congregação do Oratório de Lisboa, Sócio fundador da Academia Real das Ciências de Lisboa, Membro da Sociedade Real de Londres, e da de Biscaia, etc. Nasceu em Lisboa 1722. Aos treze anos de idade entrou na congregação do Oratório, onde estudou o curso de humanidades, a geometria, e a física, tendo nesta por mestre o P. João Baptista, o primeiro que nesta Corte ditou a filosofia moderna ou experimental, até então de todo ignorada. Repartindo a sua aplicação entre o estudo das ciências próprias do estado eclesiástico, e o das naturais, fez nestas notáveis progressos, de sorte que aos vinte e 24 de idade foi nomeado substituto da cadeira de Filosofia na sua congregação e aos 29 já era mestre efectivo, publicando por esse tempo o primeiro tomo da sua Recreação Filosófica. Não menos assíduo no ministério evangélico, era ouvido com atenção e respeito no púlpito, e buscado de muitas pessoas que o tomavam por seu director espiritual, contando-se entre elas algumas senhoras da mais alta nobreza. Desconfianças bem ou mal fundadas lhe atraíram e á maior parte dos seus confrades na congregação o ódio do primeiro-ministro, depois Marquez de Pombal pouco faltou para que os filhos de S. Filipe Neri sofressem uma proscrição total, semelhante á dos Jesuítas, apesar da rivalidade que reinava entre as duas corporações! Em 20 de Junho de 1760 foram por ordem do ministro desterrados da Corte alguns fidalgos, e com eles os padres oratorianos Theodoro de Almeida, João Baptista, João Chevalier e Clemente Alexandrino. Mais tarde, segundo se diz, em Setembro de 1768, o P. Teodoro estando de residência na casa do Porto, teve de refugiar-se em França, e aí se demorou perto de dez anos, empregando-se no ensino particular das Ciências físicas e matemáticas, primeiro em Bayona e depois em Auch. Ainda que com a morte d?el-rei D. José e queda do ministro em Fevereiro de 1777, parece que devia cessar o seu desterro, e serem-lhe abertas as portas da pátria, contudo só voltou a ela em Março de 1778. Foi então residir para a casa de N. S. das Necessidades, e retomou os seus antigos exercícios do magistério, do púlpito e do confessionário, tratando ao mesmo tempo de polir e aperfeiçoar as suas obras antigas, e de publicar de novo outras que compusera, prosseguindo nas mesmas ocupações, até que sendo atacado de paralisia em 10 de Abril de 1804, passou para a eternidade a 18 do dito mês, tendo vivido 82 anos. Para esta (obra) adoptou ele um sistema de ortografia regulado pela pronúncia, tal pouco mais ou menos como o recomendára Verney no seu Verdade

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        Eberts Naturlehre

      Troppau, Traßler 1784-85.. 3 Bde. 8°. 559 (1); 494 (2), 528 S. Mit gest., kol. Frontisp. u. insges. 49 altkolor. Kupfertaf. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg. vgl. Wegehaupt I, 515; Jörden VI, 55 - Ebert (1737-1805), Mathematiker, Philosoph, Dichter. "Als Schriftsteller machte er sich durch mehrere mathematische und philosophische Lehrbücher bekannt, welche sich durch logische Anordnung, Gründlichkeit und Deutlichkeit und nicht minder in stilistischer Hinsicht auszeichnen". (ADB)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag]
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        Le Lever de la mariée

      circa 1784. Engraving. Proof before letters. Printed on laid paper with watermark. In excellent condition with the exception of some very light foxing in the right margin. Image size: 15 x 11 7/8 inches. 18 5/8 x 13 3/8 inches. 18 7/8 x 14 1/8 inches. A fantastic proof before letters of this decorative Rococo print of a happy couple the morning after their wedding. Genre painting came back into favor when the Academy admitted Watteau's "The Pilgrimage to Cythera" to its ranks in 1717. From that point on a fashion for decorative subjects swept the country influencing an entire generation of French artists. This craze for intimate boudoir scenes did not subside until after the onset of the Revolution when, the frivolous tastes of the aristocratic elite were dispelled and a more sober era descended upon French art. This print is a wonderful example of French Rococo tastes. The picture is set in a sumptuous bedroom the morning after a young, aristocratic couple's wedding. The young bride sits on her father's lap while he speaks with his new son-in-law. Two chambermaids ready her toiletries while another closes the curtains on the marriage bed. This beautiful print is the pendant picture to Pierre Antoine Baudouin's "Le Coucher de la Mariee" which depicts the young newlyweds retiring to bed on their wedding night. Baudouin's painting was engraved by Moreau le jeune and finished by F. P. Simonet. Dugoure's frivolous scene is beautifully engraved by Triere creating a truly captivating image, which epitomizes the grand era of French Rococo art. Nevill, French Prints of the Eighteenth Century p. 135

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        Erdbeschreibung von Asien

      Stgt., Mezler 1784.. 1. Theil (Alles). 7 Bll., 717 S. HLn. unter Verwend. d. alten Einbds. Rü. erneuert. MNE I, 191; ADB V, 435; Engelmann 122 - Alles Erschienene. Enthält Beschreibungen des asiat. Rußlands und der asiat. Türkei, Anatolien, Arabien, Syrien, Palästina.

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        The Artist's Repository and Drawing Magazine Exhibiting the Principles of the Polite Arts in Their Various Branches ( Complete in 4 Volumes )

      London: Printed for T. Williams, 1784. Published between 1784-1786.Complete in 4 volumes. Collation, iv+214pp, 60 plates plus frontis, 228pp, 67 plates, 159[1]pp, 18 plates, 188+67pp, 77 plates, plus frontis+2 printed titles. ( Total 222 engraved mostly tinted and some folding plates, 2 engraved frontis piece illustrations, 6 printed titles, 4 with vignette ). Bound in full contemporary calf. Each volume has been rebacked retaining most of the original spines, new title labels, ( lacking one title label ), some minor scuffing and marking. Bindings in good clean firm condition. Internally, some occasional light spotting a few pages with light staining. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition throughout. A very nice well bound antiquarian work. A60. Full Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Tabula Geographica Generalis Imperii Russici

      Augsburg: Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1784. unbound. very good. Map in three sheets. Engraving with original color. Western panel measures 24.75" x 18.25", middle panel measures 24.75" x 18 5/8", eastern panel measures 24.75" x 18.25". Exceptional and rare map of Russia showing the region between Copenhagen and the Aleutian Islands. An elaborate cartouche of a female figure and a cherub measuring the extent of the Russian empire on a globe. Scale cartouche is decorated with a rocky cliff and an obelisk. A vignette in the bottom right depicts mythical figures looking over a map of the Empire with a city view in the background. First edition published in St. Petersburg in 1775. Staining in corners, image is in very good condition. Small crease to lower left corner and small chips to left edge. Original margins.

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        Lommebog for Skuespilyndere. 3 bd. (Det udkomne).

      Kbhvn.: J.H. Thiele 1784-86. 12mo. Med 3 kobberst. titelblade og 13 plancher stukket af Bradt, J.F. Clemens og Madame Clemens. [10]+244; [10]+304; [4]+346 s. Attraktivt sæt indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med farvede titelfelter og rigt dekoreret med guld på rygge.. Overordentlig sjælden i denne stand og i ensartede bind. I bind 2, side 74, findes originaltrykket af Jens Baggesens digt "Til Roses Skygge", der ikke siden er optrykt, se Plesner s. 13. Fr. Schwarz (1753-1838), var skuespiller og scenisk pædagog. Tiden var til en omdefinering af skuespillerens rolle, fra at være håndværker til en selvstændig skabende kunster, og Ss virke skal ses netop i lyset af dette. Han var drevet af trangen til oplysning og uddannelse, og det gjorde ham til pioner på en række områder: Han sørgede for, at de moderne europæiske teorier om skuespilkunsten blev tilgængelige for hans kollegaer, han var den første af teatrets skuespillere, der drog på studierejse til udlandet, og han udgav som den første et teatertidsskrift, Lommebog for Skuespilyndere 1-3 1784-86, hvori han skrev den første samlede fremstilling af dansk teaters historie. Men det er på det teaterpædagogiske område, han satte sig flest spor: Han udviklede begrebet 'Instructeur', dvs. vejleder for skuespillerelever og opsynsmand med prøvearbejdet, og i ca. 40 år, som oftest alene, udfyldte han det embede. Det var S, der i 1777 stod for oprettelsen af Det Dramatiske Selskab, der blev et vigtigt forum for intern kritik og samarbejde mellem teatrets yngre skuespillere. Desuden var han oversætter af en række dramatiske værker til Det Kongelige Teater. [Gyldendals Teaterleksikon]. DBL(3) XIII, 263. Bibl. Danica I, 1081. Kobberne viser 6 skuespillerportræter og 7 scenebilleder

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        A Tour in Wales [With the Moses Griffith Supplemental plates]

      Horace's Head in Fleet Street London: Benjamin White, 1784 3 parts in 1, VG, 2nd ed, 62 pls.In modern quarter speckled calf with marbled boards, to style, some blind tooling. Spines, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, titles in gilt to maroon leather labels. Internally, new cream endpapers, woodcuts, 62 plates (all called for, including 4 portraits), all edges greened.Vol 1, 1784, no inscriptions, engraved titlepage with vignette of Caergwrle Castle, [10], [1], 2-488 pp, 1 engraved tp, 26 pls, (includes 2 portraits, 9 large folding), 2 woodcuts, some offsetting and light browning, first few pages have some burn? marks to lower tip . Vol 2, 1783, engraved title page, with the additional 1781 engraved TP, [2], [1], 2-487 pp, 26 pls (of 26), (includes 1 large folding, 2 portraits), 2 vignettes, 2 woodcuts, [8] index, [4] adverts, [1], 186-197 pp (corrections), [1], 7 pp, 10 pls (of 10, and includes 1 large pull out), some offsetting and light browning, some light water staining to edges of prelims. Originally published in 2 parts in 1778, the Snowdon part came later and then the 3 parts combined in 1784. There was a 1 volume pirate edition published in Dublin in 1779, and the first English edition appeared in 1778. (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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        RECUEIL D'ESTAMPES REPRESENTANT LES DIFFERENTS EVENEMENS DE LA GUERRE QUI A PROCURE L'INDEPENDANCE AUX ETATS UNIS DE L'AMERIQUE

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

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        Nouvel Atlas Portatif destine principalement pour l'instruction de la Jeunesse.

      Delamarche, Paris 1784 - Great atlas including four world maps and several of the Americas (with a particularly nice map of Mexico) Europe, the Holy Land, Africa and Asia. Illustrated with 52 fine double page copper plate maps with original hand outline color, plus a plate numbered 47(2). 7 pp. including table of contents. Beautifully engraved title page, has paper label torn off, and a stamp underneath. 4to (11.5" x 9.75"), minor scuffing to original marble board binding, with gilt and leather spine in 7 compartments. Many maps have paper and glue residue in margin (from early tab inserts?). Paris: 1784. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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