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        CARTA de J. V. natural de esta corte, á un amigo suyo, en critica al papel intitulado NAVE ATMOSPHERICA, Y TENTATIVA SOBRE LA POSIBILIDAD DE NAVEGAR POR EL AYRE, no solo especulativa, sino practicamente.

      1784 - Madrid: En la Imprenta del Supremo Consejo de Indias. 1784. 12º, 138 x 88 mm, plena piel moderna. 34 p. En la obra de Jesusa Vega: Ciencia, arte e ilusión en la España ilustrada, encontramos la siguiente referencia a esta obra: José de la Valgoma, el cronista de las Ascensiones de Lunardi en el Diario de Madrid, realiza en esta obra una crítica de la nave y su representación publicada en el mismo año, explicando lo nocivo que podía llegar a ser el furor por el maquinismo o sea las consecuencias que traía cuando ?la noble ocupación de las experiencias? se convertían en especulaciones. Ref: Nombre del autor tomado de Palau, t.XXV, p.100  Aeronáutica, Ilustración, nave atmosférica, globos aerostáticos

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        Tablas modernas de la situacion que tienen, en Latitud, y Longitud todas las Costas de Tierra firme, è Islas de Barlovento, con sus adyacentes. Sondas, viriles, baxos, arrecifes ... del Seno Mexicano recopiladas en este puerto de la Havana

      Navigation on the Seno Mexicano and Florida, extremely rare Pilot Guide. N.d. [1784]. Barcelona. Imprenta de Bernardo Pla. In 8vo (202 mm x 142 mm). 1 [blank] + 3 ff. + 80 + 31 + 2 [blank]. Later half vellum over old boards, very good. A fine copy, very bright and clean.First complete edition of this rarity on the navigation of the Antilles, Florida, the Caribbean and the Seno Mexicano; a previous edition was published in 1781 in La Habana at the Imprenta de la Capitania General, not including the second part (we have been able to find only one extant copy of the Habana edition). This edition is also extremely rare; we can only find one copy in Spain, one in Chile (the Medina copy, from which facsimiles and digital copies have been made) and one at the JCB. The rarity is predictable as the need for secrecy of the navigational possibilities was best kept a secret from the British and other naval powers. Quite possibly, besides a short publication, the book was swiftly taken out of circulation by the colonial administration.The tables were compiled from the combined knowledge of a gathering of First and Second Pilots of the Spanish Fleet, by order of Jose Solano y Bote (1726 ? 1806), Spanish marine officer, Governor and Captain General of Venezuela (1763) and active in the struggle against contraband and piracy.The Advertencia is dated January 1784, signed by Sinibaldo Mas, Director of the Nautical School of Barcelona; his aim was to endow the pilots with the most up-to-date information on the coasts of the Seno Mexicano and Florida. He explains his desire of printing the book after reviewing the copy printed at La Habana and of which only one copy was found at the Capital.Provenance: inscription on first blank "Hic liber Benedictus - hic liber benedictus es nabegantium literas profesanty".Palau, 293078. Medina, BHA, 5101. OCLC, 24730137.

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        Pianta Della Citta Di Firenze ..." Grundriss

      Kupferstich von Giuseppe Poggiali 1784. 28.5x38 cm. - Dekoratives Blatt mit großem Wappen, Windrose und Legenden mit allegorischem Beiwerk.

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        [OFFICIAL, CERTIFIED TRANSCRIPT OF DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE FRANCISCAN MISSION OF ITI AND THE GUARACAYA INDIANS IN SOUTHERN BOLIVIA.]

      La Plata, Bolivia. 1784-1789.. 31pp. In Spanish. Stitched. Minor soiling and wear, old folds and creasing. Faint dampstain on final few leaves, causing minor loss to five or six leaves, primarily in the margin, only a few words affected. Very good. This is an official collection of documents relating to missions in the Viceroyalty of La Plata in present-day Bolivia, specifically the Reduccion of Iti. Written on certified paper dated 1780-1781, with official certification stamps dated 1784-1785 and 1790- 1791, the documents are in a neat secretarial hand. The Iti mission, founded by the Jesuits, is one of a group of missions which survived as such into the 19th century; those immediately to the north are now designated a World Heritage site. After the expulsion of the Jesuits from Spanish America in 1767, most of their missions were taken over by Franciscans or secularized. The missions at Iti, Fayarenda, and Azero, all discussed in the manuscript, were among those which became Franciscan. All were in the same region of southern Bolivia, just north of the Argentine provinces of Salta and Jujuy, in what is today the Chuquisaca Department. Under Spanish rule this area had been administered by the Viceroyalty of La Plata, which controlled what are now the lowlands of Bolivia, while the highlands to the west were governed by the Viceroyalty of Peru. Iti sits along the ancient Incan road, now Route 9 in Bolivia and northern Argentina. Included is a list of the accounts and explanations of expenses for the Reduccion of Iti, detailing items and their costs, as well as correspondence concerning their staffing and running. The Guaricaya Indians, the tribal group of the immediate area are also mentioned in the document. A significant record of an Indian mission in the foothills of the Andes, at a time for which little documentation exists. MAGGS, BIBLIOTHECA AMERICANA 3239, issued in 1924, (where this manuscript is misidentified as relating to the mission of 'Sti' in Brazil).

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        La Riada. Describese la terrible inundacion que molest a Sevilla en los ltimos dias del ao 1783 i los primeros de 1784.

      Sevilla: En la Officina de Vazquez y Comp., 1784.. xxvi, 115 pp. 8vo. Early full red Spanish morocco, gilt rules, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. First edition. Palau 340760. Ticknor 379. Salva I, 1009. Graesse VI, 197. Brunet VI, 946n (155304). Inscribed by the author to his fellow 18th c. Spanish poet, Tomas de Iriarte (1750-1791). A mythological, allegorical, and historical epic poem in six cantos on the flood of Seville. Candido Trigueros (1736-1798) was an important if formerly somewhat neglected Spanish philosophical poet and dramatist who was often in the forefront of the important 18th century literary movements. Provenance: Mary E. Maxwell (bookplate). Quite scarce inscribed. A very good copy, boards worn, owner's bookplate on front pastedown, hinges started but firm.

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        A Treatise on Ploughs and Wheel Carriages [and] An Essay on the Construction of the Plough Deduced from Mathematical Principles and Experiments with and Appendix Containing the Description of a Drill

      G : in Good condition. Covers rubbed and edge-worn with tears to leather along front cover. Light marking to spine. Some foxing and sporadic light marking within. Extinct worming to spine and prelims. One plate split along crease without loss. Contents otherwise generally clean and tight First Edition Leather cover 210mm x 230mm (8" x 9"). 250pp, 71pp. 9 plates (mainly folding) comprising designs for ploughs and wheel carriages. Two treatise bound as one. The second being John Bailey's essay on the construction of the plough and published in 1795.

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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, 1/2 calf, complete. In early 20c half brown calf with blue marbled boards, corners and edges very lightly bumped and worn. Spines, blind and gilt tooling and titles, edges rubbed. Internally, no inscriptions, text block edges yellowed. Vol 1, 1784, engraved titlepage with vignette of Caergwrle Castle, [10], [1], 2-488 pp, 27 pls (of 26 + the 1 from vol 2 as normal, includes 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), [4], [1], 2-191 pp, [1], 184-487 pp. [1], 2-7 pp supplemental text, [1], [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. Minimal offsetting, some browning and foxing. A very nice set. 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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        January 1784 Original Issue of Boston Magazine

      Norman, White & Freeman, 1784. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Fair. The Boston Magazine. Norman, White & Freeman; Boston. January, 1784. Complete issue. (5 by 8 inches). Very scarce original issue that is disbound and lacks original covers. This issue contains the full transcript of the events in Congress on the occasion of the Resignation of General George Washington. Excellent period engravings of 'Maternal Affection' and 'His Exc.y John Adams, Esq.' The Boston Magazine was the 1st magazine printed in Boston after the Revolutionary War. Fair condition.

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        A Tour in the United States of America: Containing an Account of the Present Situation of the Country; the Population, Agriculture, Commerce, Customs, and Manners of the Inhabitants ... With a Description of the Indian Nations

      London: Printed for J. Robinson, J. Robson, and J. Sewell, 1784. Two volumes. (24), 400; (12), 455 pp. + 2 errata; list of subscribers. Hardcovers, re-bound in half-calf over cloth, top edge gilt. Light shelf-wear, the text blocks a bit rippled but unmarked. [Howes S730]. From the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed, MD.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.. Octavo 5" x 8.5".

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        An Investigation of the Native Rights of British Subjects

      1784. [Plowden, Francis (1749-1829)]. An Investigation of the Native Rights of British Subjects. London: Printed for the Author, And Sold by R. Baldwin, 1784. vii,[1], 200 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Plain publisher wrappers, untrimmed edges, most signatures unopened, backstrip recently replaced, printed paper title label. Light soiling to covers, some toning to text, internally clean. * First edition. An interesting work that examines such problems as the rights of people accused of treason, civil rights and the rights of children born abroad to British mothers married to aliens. These questions were important in the 1780s because many British subjects who supported the Jacobite cause were living in exile in France. This work was re-published in 1785. English Short-Title Catalog T37376.

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        MEMOIRS

      G. Robinson London: G. Robinson, 1784. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH . Hardcover. 187 x 114 mm (7 3/8 x 4 1/2"). 2 p.l., ii, 225 pp. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S THIN BLUE BOARDS AND PAPER SPINE. In a modern blue cloth folding box with black morocco label.ESTC T-1128. The expected wear to the temporary binding: paper flaking from spine, front joint cracked and tender, boards somewhat soiled, but everything still intact. Faint browning and foxing right at edges, otherwise an excellent copy internally, the text fresh and clean, with all of its ample margins preserved. This is an unsophisticated copy in its original temporary binding of the first English edition of Voltaire's "Memoirs," published in the same year as the French version. Although he was one of the most influential leaders of the Enlightenment and a towering figure in French literature, in the present work Voltaire (1694-1778) writes a quiet, intimate account of the years 1733 to 1760, focusing on two of the most important relationships in his life--with the Marquise du Châtelet and with Frederick the Great of Prussia. Still, the book hardly escaped notice, being banned in Paris; the introductory letter here notes that seven booksellers had been jailed for distributing it. Most of the uproar was caused by Voltaire's unflattering portrait of the Prussian king and his criticism of the French monarchy. Émilie du Châtelet was arguably the most brilliant woman of her day; Voltaire declared that she was "a great man whose only fault was being a woman." In 1733, she and Voltaire retired to her chateau at Cirey, where they could study without the distractions of Paris. Together they tackled the works of Newton, which the Marquise translated into French for the first time, and accumulated a library of more than 21,000 volumes. Theirs was a calm, happy relationship, in contrast with the turbulent friendship between Voltaire and Frederick II, who made what the philosopher considered unreasonable demands on his time. The memoir ends while Voltaire was living in Switzerland, and he recounts with relish the freedom enjoyed in that republic. The "Memoirs" is not a common book to begin with, and is rare in a temporary publisher's binding, as here.

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        New Sets of Copies in Alphabetical Order, Consisting Large Text, Round Hand and Running Hand; Written by Edmd. Butterworth, Writing Master and Accountant to the High School Edinburgh. Designed for the Benefit of his Scholars, and as a part of his Universal Penman, but may be had separate from that Large Work being a proper Introduction to it. [Edinburgh: s.n.] 1785. Oblong folio, engraved title followed by 19 engraved plates. [Bound with:] Butterworth's Universal Penman, or the Beauties of Writing Delineated in all the various hands now practised. Designed for the Improvement of Youth or Amusement of the Curious

      Edinburgh: Published for the Author, 1784. Oblong folio, engraved title, dedication leaf, 29 engraved plates, the final leaf, letterpress, is the 'Instructions for teaching writing, holding the pen, &c.'. 2 works in one, recent half calf, marbled paper boards, morocco title label gilt on upper cover. Edmund Butterworth (fl. 1784-1819) writing master Dumfries and Edinburgh "published a New set of copies in alphabetical order in Dumfries, 1778. There is a copy in the National Library of Scotland. Also Butterworth's Universal Penman in Edinburgh 27 February 1784 (National Library of Scotland). He also published the Young Arithmetician's Instructor. Edinburgh 1815 and the Young Writer's Instructor Edinburgh, 1816. Some of the works are published by E. Butterworth & Son at a London address. The son is probably George who was at 36 George Street in 1815, and had earlier shared the same house with Edmund in 1808 and 1810. Not in the Edinburgh Directories for 1793-1797, 1801."—Scottish Book Trade Index. First work not listed on Copac or ESTC, however Copac does record a 1778 edition printed in Dumfries at the National Library of Scotland; Of Butterworth's Universal Penman, ESTC locates a single copy at Oxford and Copac adds Nottingham University and National Library of Scotland.

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        DACTYLOLOGIE ET LANGAGE PRIMITIF RESTITUES D'APRES LES MONUMENTS

      - Traité de DACTYLOLOGIE fort interessant illustré de 61planches et dans une très belle reliure signée ARNOUD. AUTEUR: Joseph Barrois ( LILLE 1784-1855) TITRE: DACTYLOLOGIE ET LANGAGE PRIMITIF RESTITUES D'APRES LES MONUMENTS LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Paris, imp . Firmin Didot et c., 1850 COLLATION: 4ff+ 360, 35 p. LXI pl. ( col.) FORMAT: in-4 28 x 22 cm RELIURE: Superbe reliure signée ARNOUD. En plein veau glacé citron . dos à nerfs orné d'un epièce du titre et des encadrement des entrenerfs. Plats ornés d'un superbe encadrementexecuté aux fers dorés et fers à froid ainsi qu'une composition central estampée à froid. Toutestranches dorées. ILLUSTRATIONS: 60 planches gravées à la taille- douce dont en couleurs. Très bon qualitédes tirages. ETAT: Superbe exemplaire dans une reliure de bonne facture solide et de bel aspect malgréles frottis d'usage aux coiffes , mors et coins. Intérieur très fraise t propre. POIDS: 2300 g [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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        Versuch den Ursprung der Spielkarten, die Einführung des Leinenpapieres, und den Anfang der Holzschneidekunst in Europa zu erforschen

      Leipzig, Selbstverlag (und Roch) 1784 - 1801.. 2 Tle. in 2 Bänden. Mit 14 num. Kupfern auf 12 (8 mehrfach gefalt.) Tafeln. 2 Bl., 136 S.; XXII, 218 S. Dekorative Hldr.-Bde. im Stil d. Zt. Mit Schuber. 4°. Erste Ausgabe, mit dem zweiten Teil sehr selten! - Bigmore-W. I, 81. Hargrave 371. - Eines der ersten Bücher, in dem systematisch Spielkarten, ihre Herstellung, Verwendung und Geschichte behandelt sind. "A learned and practical treatise on the origin of playing-cards, the introduction of paper made from linen into the various countries of Europe, and the invention of wood-engraving, with many citations of authority for the statements made. The plates are very curious." - Der zweite Teil wurde von Roch aus dem Nachlass herausgegeben und mit einer Vorrede versehen, mit einem zweiten Untertitel: "Beyträge zu einer Geschichte der Schreibekunst", und enthält: Von der Holzschneidekunst in Europa (S. 1-18 und 151-176). Kurze Geschichte der (Schön-)Schreiberey (19-79). Versuch einer Geschichte der Bildschnitzerey und der Bildtreiberey in den Kirchen (80-82). Ueber die Geschichte der Mahlerey in den Kirchen (83-131). Ueber Glasmalerey (132-144). Malerey in Handschriften (145-150). Danach schließt sich ein ausführliches Register an. - Etw. gebräunt, tls. stärker braun- und stockfleckig, Tl. I teilw. unbeschnitten.

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        Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards: Preserved by Tradition, and Authentic Manuscripts, from Remote Antiquity

      London: Printed for the Author, 1784. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition. Small folio. (viii), 78pp. Engraved frontispiece. Pp. 45-78 are full page engravings of music. Half leather, marbled paper boards. Includes a History of the Bards with an account of their music, poetry and musical instruments, and a section on the musical instruments of the Welsh, accompanied by a large engraving of those instruments. Among the music is the reputed first printing of the music to 'Nos Galan', now used in the popular carol, 'Deck the Halls'. The binding has at one time been restored, replacing the leather, new board paper with the original marbled paper laid down, and new free endpapers, though the pastedowns appear original. Plain leather spine. A very good copy. The work was later expanded in 1794 and 1824. A second volume, 'The Bardic Museum' was issued in 1802 and a third, 'Hen Ganiadau Cymru' in 1820. ESTC T115800.

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        La gazette noire par un homme qui n'est pas blanc ou oeuvres posthumes du gazettier cuirassé.

      Imprimé à 100 lieues de la bastille (Londres), 1784. - 13,5/21,5 cm, 2 ff., 3 pl., 292 pp. Demi-maroquin à coins tête de nègre, cinq nerfs filetés, titre et petits fers dorés, tranche supérieure dorée, tranchefiles et signet. Édition originale posthume de ce curieux ouvrage du pamphlétaire et journaliste Charles Thévenot de Morande (1748/1803), qui décrit de curieux détails sur les mœurs d'une époque, "Les délices et les plaisirs des boulevards. Dialogue pittoresque entre le comte de Lauraguais et un mylord au sujet des catins les plus célèbres de la capitale. Notices curieuses sur quelques-uns des plus renommés Plutus de France ". Illustré d'un frontispice et deux gravures en hors-texte (qui sont manquants à de très nombreux exemplaires). Bel exemplaire, impression soignée sur un beau papier vergé, non rogné, grandes marges, la reliure est de belle facture, seuls les coins du plat verso sont légèrement émoussés. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MEMOIRS

      G. Robinson, London 1784 - 187 x 114 mm (7 3/8 x 4 1/2"). 2 p.l., ii, 225 pp. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S THIN BLUE BOARDS AND PAPER SPINE. In a modern blue cloth folding box with black morocco label. ESTC T-1128. The expected wear to the temporary binding: paper flaking from spine, front joint cracked and tender, boards somewhat soiled, but everything still intact. Faint browning and foxing right at edges, otherwise an excellent copy internally, the text fresh and clean, with all of its ample margins preserved. This is an unsophisticated copy in its original temporary binding of the first English edition of Voltaire's "Memoirs," published in the same year as the French version. Although he was one of the most influential leaders of the Enlightenment and a towering figure in French literature, in the present work Voltaire (1694-1778) writes a quiet, intimate account of the years 1733 to 1760, focusing on two of the most important relationships in his life--with the Marquise du Châtelet and with Frederick the Great of Prussia. Still, the book hardly escaped notice, being banned in Paris; the introductory letter here notes that seven booksellers had been jailed for distributing it. Most of the uproar was caused by Voltaire's unflattering portrait of the Prussian king and his criticism of the French monarchy. Émilie du Châtelet was arguably the most brilliant woman of her day; Voltaire declared that she was "a great man whose only fault was being a woman." In 1733, she and Voltaire retired to her chateau at Cirey, where they could study without the distractions of Paris. Together they tackled the works of Newton, which the Marquise translated into French for the first time, and accumulated a library of more than 21,000 volumes. Theirs was a calm, happy relationship, in contrast with the turbulent friendship between Voltaire and Frederick II, who made what the philosopher considered unreasonable demands on his time. The memoir ends while Voltaire was living in Switzerland, and he recounts with relish the freedom enjoyed in that republic. The "Memoirs" is not a common book to begin with, and is rare in a temporary publisher's binding, as here. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World

      London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell,, 1784. Performed in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Adventure, In the Years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775 … In which is included, Captain Furneaux's Narrative of his Proceedings in the Adventure during the Separation of the Ships. 2 volumes quarto (290 × 233 mm). Contemporary streaked calf, neatly rebacked, flat spine, red morocco lettering-piece to the second, and black morocco roundel numbering-piece to the fourth compartment, the others with a ship-device framed by wreathed rose tools, edges and turn-ins milled in blind, marbled endpapers. Portrait frontispiece and 49 other engraved plates, 24 of them folding, 14 maps, 6 of them folding, including the large chart of the Southern Hemisphere, and 1 folding table. A little rubbed and with some restoration to the corners, offsetting from the portrait, but internally clean, short tear with no loss to the large folding map, a very good set. Fourth edition, seven years after the first. The fame Cook had achieved by his first voyage allowed him to write the account of his second, and historically most important voyage, himself. The goal of this voyage was to circumnavigate the world as far south as possible in search of the as yet undiscovered great 'Southern Continent.'. The ships went east via the Cape of Good Hope, crossed the southern ocean south of Australia and actually crossed the Antarctic Circle, making Cook the first man to get so close to the South Pole. Whilst disproving the existence of an enormous land mass, Cook discovered, or revisited, many of the islands in the south Pacific, including New Caledonia, Palmerston and Norfolk, Easter Island, the Marquesas, New Hebrides, Tonga, the South Sandwich Islands and South Georgia. In addition to the detailed description of the geographical, botanical and cultural discoveries on their way towards the south pole, Cook also deals with the organizational problems on a ship on an expedition of such a large scale. "Cook was a brilliant navigator and hydrographer, an excellent administrator and planner, and probably the first sea captain to realize the important of preserving the health and well-being of his crew. He did everything possible to maintain their physical fitness and the cleanliness of both men and ships. He conquered the hitherto prevalent scurvy by cutting down the consumption of salt meat and by always having fresh vegetables and fruit on board; in particular limes (first suggested by James Lind in 1775), whence the terms 'lime-juicer' and 'limey' for a British ship and her sailors. On his second voyage, of 112 men on board the Resolution, which he commanded, Cook lost only one by disease - and that not scurvy - a unique achievement in his time" (PMM). Modern bookplates of William Binns Cowper to the front pastedowns, twentieth-century ownership inscription to the first blanks, and those of John A. Cowen, dated 18770, to the title pages.

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        REPORTS OF CASES, Upon Appeals and Writs of Error, in the High Court of Parliament; From the Year 1701, to the Year 1779 with Tables, Notes, and References. (7 Volume Set); Vol I; Vol II; Vol III; Vol IV; Vol V; Vol VI; Vol VII

      Dublin: E. Lynch, 1784. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Sold as a 7 volume set. No pencil or ink markings in text of the 7 volumes. All volumes full brown leather bindings with red and black spine labels present. Digital pictures of the 7 volume set available upon request; NOT Ex-Library. Very Good binding.

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        Economie Politique et Diplomatique (in L'Encyclopédie Méthodique Panckoucke).

      Panckoucke et Plomteux 1784/1788, paris et Liège - Ensemble de quatre forts volumes de format in 4° de Tome I: VI, 760 pp.; tome II: II, 718 pp.; tome III: II, 788 pp.; tome IV: II, 840 pp. Une planche dépliante. Reliure légèrement postérieure en demi basane cerise, dos richement orné. Collationné complet. Papier parfois roussi sinon charmant exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        P[ater] Pavian, Voltaire und Ich in der Unterwelt.,

      Berlin-Leipzig [d. i. Wien], ohne Verlag, 1784. - Erstausgabe. - Der Militär, Schriftsteller u. Publizist Friedrich Frhr. von der Trenck (1726-94) schlug nach dem Studium der Rechtswissenschaften und Philosophie in Königsberg (1741-43) die Offizierslaufbahn ein und wurde im zweiten Schlesischen Krieg als Ordonnanzoffizier Friedrichs des Großen mehrfach ausgezeichnet. Wegen einer Liebesbeziehung zu dessen Schwester Anna Amalia und Kontakten zu seinem Vetter Franz von der Trenck wurde er der Spionage bezichtigt und in Glatz gefangengehalten, konnte jedoch 1746 über Königsberg nach Wien fliehen und stand 1748/49 in russischen Diensten. 1749-54 ordnete Trenck als kaiserlicher Rittmeister und Erbe seines Vetters dessen Nachlaß in Wien. 1754 wurde er in Danzig von der preuß. Geheimpolizei verschleppt und zu zehnjähriger Kerkerhaft auf der Festung Magdeburg verurteilt. 1763 auf Fürsprache Kaiserin Maria Theresias entlassen, ging er 1764 nach Aachen und führte in den folgenden Jahren ein unstetes Leben als Schriftsteller und Publizist, wobei seine Veröffentlichungen von häufigem Frontwechsel zwischen österr. und preuß. Interessen geprägt waren. Als Beobachter der Französischen Revolution wurde Trenck 1794 in Paris der Spionage für Österreich verdächtigt und hingerichtet. - Einband etw. berieben u. bestoßen. Alte Besitzvermerke a. Vorsatzblatt. Durchg. etw. gebräunt u. stock- bzw. fingerfleckig. - Holzmann/B. III, 8495; Weller I, 126; Wernigg I, 1946; nicht bei Goedeke u. Hayn/G. Sprache: ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. Mit gest. Frontispiz u. gest. Titelvignette. 189 S., Ldr. d. Zt. a. 5 Bünden m. Rückenverg. u. zwei goldgepr. Rückenschildchen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES

      Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire Typographique 1784 - 66 volumes sur les 70 de cette édition, manquent: Histoire de Charles XII Le siècle de Louis XIV ( 2 volumes) Mélanges littéraires tome 3 Format 145x225, demi reliure cuir Etat : satisfaisant dans l'ensemble reliures solides et saines avec quelques défauts d'aspect, une dizaine de coiffes usées, dos légèrement craquelés, quelques pièces de titres abimées. Quelques traces d'humidité sur les planches du volume Philosophie de Newton. Renseignements et photos supplémentaires sur demande Poids de l'ensemble des 66 volumes : 60 Kg [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A view at Battersea 1784.

      1784 1784 - Original aquatint. Uncoloured. Size: 25.5 x 22 cm. (10 x 8½ inches) Good condition. Presented in a beautiful hand made rosewood frame, size 53.5 x 47.5cm. A delightful and rare view of Battersea Church and the river with Cheyne Walk and Battersea Bridge in the distance. In the foreground a couple walk with their dog. The scene is vignetted as though seen through an oval aperture in a masonry wall. Engraved by JUKES, Francis.

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        Histoire des progrès et de la chûte de la République Romaine.

      - (Ouvrage orné de Cartes & traduit de l`Anglois. 3 Bde / Vols. Paris, Nyon l`aîné, 1784. 391, 387 & 435 S. / pp., mit einer Karte des Mittelmeeres (ca. 25x45cm) / with a map of the Mediterranean (approx. 25x45cm). 17x10,5cm, marmoriertes Orig.-Leder mit goldgeprägtem Rücken, 1 rot-goldenem u. 1 schwarz-goldenem Rückenschild, Rundumrotschnitt, Lesebändchen u. marmorierten Vorsätzen / marbled original leather with gold-stamped spine, 1 red-golden and 1 black-golden spine label, marbled bookend-papers, marker ribbons and all edges red. Zustand: Einbände leicht berieben / beschabt, Schnitt gering fleckig, Kopfschnitt angestaubt, Papier an sehr wenigen Stellen geringfügig stockfleckig, Vortitel v. Bd. 1 mit kleiner Fehlstelle, sonst sehr gut erhalten / Condition: Cover lightly rubbed / scuffed, edges slightly blotty, top edges dusty, Paper in very few parts slightly foxed, bastard title of vol. 1 with small flaw, otherwise very well preserved. Geschenk - Geschenkidee ? Wir wünschen allen Bücherfreunden gemütliche u. entspannte Lesestunden ! Histoire des progres et de la chute de la republique romaine, Römische Republik, Republic of Rome, Roman Republic [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Three Discourses addressed to the Congregation at Maze-Pond, Southwark, on their publick Declaration of having chosen Mr. James Dore their pastor, March 25th, 1784.

      Cambridge: Printed by J. Archdeacon and sold by C. Dilly 1784 - pp. 103, small 8vo, original wrappers, spine defective, signature of Thos. Hiller at top of title-page, good For the history of James Dore see Joseph Ivimey, A History of the English Baptists, pp. 328-34. The introductory address was by Robert Robinson, Baptist minister of Cambridge, and hence, presumably, the imprint. ESTC records 4 copies in the Baptist Union Library, 1 in the Rylands, and 1 each at Yale and Andover Newton Theological School. (ESTC N27374)

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        Testacea minuta rariora, nuperrime detecta in arena littoris Sandvicensis, A collection of the minute and rare shells lately discovered in the sand of the sea shore near Sandwich.

      Subject: (Malacologia). London, (1784), 4to cart. coevo, pp. (8)-25 con 3 tav. incise in rame. Testo bilingue, 1a edizione. Nissen ZB 524.

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        Repertoire Universel et Raisonne de Jurisprudence Civile Criminelle, Canonique et Beneficiale

      Paris: Visse, 1784 17 volumes. viii, 879; 824; 714; 751; 754; 759; 735; 682; 678; 738; 749; 690; 782; 633; 736; 669. 27 cm. New edition. Full leather with gilt fore-edge. Edges worn and chipped. Corners bumped. Some hinges loose and worn. Marbled endpapers. Attractive contemporary bookplate, placed upside down on rear pastedown in volume five. Some scattered marginalia in volume one and headband loose on volume four. Gilt scuffed in some places. Damp marks in free endpapers of volume six. A few small spots. Hole at the edge of page 515 in volume ten, and page 681 of volume seventeen. Owner's signature on title page of volume twelve. Pages are clean, bright and lovely. An important index to French law, it was later updated by Merlin of Douai, who was also involved in the compilation of this set under Guyot. Often found in single volumes, complete sets are very rare.

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        LIBRO DE CITAS DE BAUTISMO, DESPOSORIO, TESTAMENTOS, BLAZONES, ARMAS, ACTOS POSITIVOS, DERECHOS A MAIORAZGOS, Y CAPELLANIAS, CON SUS ARBOLES CORRESPONDIENTES. DEL APELLIDO TOPETE, DESDE EL REY ORDOÑO II A 1818

      1784 - Manuscrito original con 1 h indice de Tabla de troncos de todas las generaciones de Sanchez, y varonia de Topete hasta Ordoño II. Dñª Elvira Mendez, Reyes de Galicia. Con Copilación de las armas de los Topetes. La capellania en la villa de Alcantara fundada por Gonzalo Sanchez Topete, y Fernando Alonso Topete y Fundaciones que ambos hicieron. Las Fundaciones de capellania de la Puebla de Cazalla. La ascendencia de Dñª Beatriz Geronima de Venegas, y las Fundaciones del Patronato de Pedro, y Juan Bauptista de Sierra en la ciudad de Arcos, y las Fundaciones de Capellania que fundo en Moron Don Pedro Gonzalez de Orellana. El tronco de la familia de los Fuentes que comienza por Miguel de Loaysa del Arco. La generación de los Valenzuelas, etc. 1 h en blanco, 3 h manuscritas, 1 arbol genealogico volante de los Topete, 3 h manuscritas sobre los Topete, 8 h en blanco se presupone que para aumentar los datos familiares en el futuro, 4 h manuscritas con los blasones, 4 h en blanco, 1 h manuscrita, 4 h en blanco, 3 h manuscritas, 12 h con arboles genealogicos acuarelados, Iº Arbol doble con la Generación de Sanchez. Varonia de Topete comenzando por Ordoño II hasta los Topete, 2º Generación de Loaysa, de Miguel de Loaisa, y Pedro de Gonechea a Francisco Topete. 3º Generación de los Angulos, de Juan Gutierrez de Bohorques a Francisco Topete y Angulo, 4º Generacioón de los Valenzuelas y enlace con los Angulos,de Luis Valenzuela Fajardo, y Francisco Beltran y Salcedo, y Joseph Guajardo hasta varios Topete, 5º Generación de Topetes con enlaces de los Angulos, de Juan Topete, y Juan Gomez Terrona, y Melchor Melo Maldonado hasta francisco Topete y Angulo, 6º de Juan Gomez Terrona hasta Alonso Fernandez Valdes Espino, y Luis del Parejo y Rojas, y Francisco Topete y Angulo, 7º arbol doble con el derecho á las Capellanias que fundaron Alonso y Juan Lopez de Alcantara, y Alonso de Alcantara, y Pedro de Orellana Topete, y Pedro Gonzales de Orellana, 8º Derecho a las capellanias en la Puebla de Cazalla, arbol que acaba con Luis Topete y Fuentes, 9º Derecho al patronato en la ciudad de Arcos, arbol que acaba con Francisco Topetre y Angulo, 10º Derecho al patronato en la villa de Cañete, arbol que acaba con dos ramas, una con el Conde de Castelblanco, y otra con Fernando Villaseñor. 1 h manuscrita, 2 h en blanco, 6 h manuscritas, 1 en blanco, 5 h manuscritas, 7 h en blanco, 2 h manuscritas, 7 h en blanco, 7 h manuscritas, 3 h blancas, 1 h manuscrita, 2 blancas, 2 h manuscritas, 8 blancas, 2 h manuscritas, 1 en blanco, 8 h manuscritas, 3 en blanco, 1 manuscrita, 11 en blanco. Ademas lleva 4 h sueltas manuscritas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards

      London: Author, 1784 Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards: Preserved By Tradition, and Authentic Manuscripts, from Remote Antiquity, Never Before Published. To the tunes are added variations for the Harp, harpsicord, violin or flute. With a choice of collections of the pennillion, epigrammatic tanzas, or, native pastoral sonets of Wales with English translations. Likewise a history of the Bards from the earliest period to the present time; and an account of their music, poetry and musical instruments, with delineation of the latter, dedicated by permission to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Bound in blue quarter cloth with marbled boards, corners and edges bumped and worn, title in gilt to red leather label with gilt tooling. Spine, worn a little edges bumped, no title. Internally, ink name to front paste down, ownership stamp of Richard Kreloff to ffep, titlepage with light browning to edges, (6), 78 pp, engraved dedication page, pages 1-44 are text, pages 45-78 are music and words. (Libri Walliae 2860/p354)(ESTC T115800)(Edward Jones, harpist and music antiquary, seems to have had close connections with other scholars and antiquaries, and it is probable that he worked on the research for Relicks with John Walters, sub-librarian of the Bodleian Library in Oxford and son of John Walters the lexicographer. Jones also worked with Edward Williams (Iolo Morganwg), and some of the material for the revised 1794 edition of Relicks seems to have come from Williams. For a full bio see ODNB)

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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 1784. 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 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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        Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards:

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

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        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 1784. 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 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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        Glacerie, ou l'art de fabriquer les glaces.

      Subject: (Vetreria). Paris, (1784) pp. 142/222 con quarantasei tavole (37 di cm. 21 x 27 e 9 di 42 x 27) incise in rame raffiguranti fabbriche, laboratori, forni, artigiani ed utensili vari

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        HISTOIRE des decouvertes faites par divers savans voyageurs dans plusieurs contrées de la Russie & de la Perse, relativement a l’histoire civile & naturelle.

      J.P.Heubach, Lausanne 1784 - Con un total de 31 láminas, 3 de ellas plegadas y 4 mapas plegados (uno de ellos de gran tamaño). Tercera edición de esta fantástica obra ilustrada que reúne una serie de viajes realizados a lo largo y ancho de Rusia y Persia por algunos intrépidos viajeros que partieron hacia la aventura y conocimiento de estos dos grandes imperios entre los que podemos destacar a Jean George Gmelin, P.S.Pallas, Jean Amé Georgi, Lepechin, etc.Recoge interesantes noticias tanto históricas como económicas, de ciencias naturales etc. de estos dos paises. Esta profusamente ilustrada con un total de 31 bellisimas láminas a toda plana que representan animales típicos, habitantes, modelos de casas, costumbres, ritos, instrumentos, etc.y 4 mapas plegados con algunos de los itinerarios seguidos durante estos viajes. Sólo tenemos 4 tomos de esta obra que en esta edición consta de un total de 6. Todos en muy buen estado de conservación, limpios. Brunet col. 194 Piel de la época, algo restaurada por las lomeras, con tejuelos y adornos dorados.

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        [ LIVRE MINUSCULE - MINIATURE BOOK 59 x 34 mm ] London almanach for the year of Christ 1784

      without editor, printed for the Company of Stationers,1784, miniature (5,9 x 3,4 cm), 21 pages. engraved title, frontpiece corresponding to an engraving in black decomposed on 4 pages, and representing a panoramic view of London. Sous étui muet mosaïqué comme la reliure,Reliure muette en maroquin rouge, dos lisse orné et doré, plats entièrement recouverts d'un décor mosaïqué en blanc, bleu et or, toutes tranches dorées. +++++++ Un véritable travail d'orfèvre et de maître en mosaïque du relieur auteur de l'écrin pour ce petit almanach de Londres de 1784 - Intérieur frais, reliure en bon état, malgré quelques frottements, Très bel exemplaire.

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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)

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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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