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        Atlas des enfans, ou nouvelle méthode pour appendre la géographie, avec un nouveau traité de la sphere, et XXIV cartes enluminées.

      Lyon, Jean-Marie Bruyset, pere & fils, 1784. Nouvelle édition, corrigée & augmentée. Frontispiece + XI + (1) + 331 p. + 24 coloulered folded plates. Contemorary full calf with gilt spine and marbled edges. 17 X 9,5 cm

      [Bookseller: Antikvariat Röda Rummet AB]
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        Königl. Gross-Britannisch- und Churfürstlich-Braunschweigisch-Lüneburgischer Staatskalender auf das Jahr Christi 1784, als das 446ste Schaltjahr. Das Staats-Verzeichniss der Königl. Regierungen, und übrigen hohen Civil- und Militair-Bedienten in den Deutschen Landen, nebst, einem Genealogischen Verzeichniss aller Durchlauchtigsten hohen Häuser in Europa, befindich.

      Lauenburg, 1784. (108) pp. + 221 pp. + pp.(40). Newer rebinding. All edges gilt. Contemporary endpaper. Pages extremely fine and clean. In contemporary red leatherbound slip case with gilt ornamentation to boards and spine. Superexlibris (Star with crowne sign.GR).. Ex-libris: Robert Hovenden. A very beautiful and well-preserved copy. (Porto kr. 40,- på brevforsendelser i Danmark)

      [Bookseller: Bøger & Kuriosa]
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        Vita del graziosissimo pittore francesco mazzola detto il parmigianino... parma, presso filippo carmignani, 1784.

      Cm. 22,5, pp. viii, 111 (1). Solida ed elegante legatura di primo '800 in mezza pelle, dorso liscio con titoli e filetti in oro. Una minima mancanza alla cuffia superiore, peraltro esemplare marginoso ed a carte candide. Edizione rara, soprattutto in tale, ottimo stato di conservazione.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Nouvel Atlas Portatif destine principalement pour l'instruction de la Jeunesse

      Delamarche Paris: Delamarche, 1784. Third. hardcover. very good. 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. 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.

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        Dello stato de' regolari. versione dal francese dell'abb. f. t. roma dalle stampe del desideri, incontro s. agostino 1784

      In-16° (cm 17,6x11,7), pp. (2), 270, (2), legatura coeva in piena pergamena con titoli in oro al dorso. Tagli spruzzati in rosso. Piccoli restauri a pagina 22 e 66 e nel margine bianco esterno di pagina 258. Nella parte inferiore esterna dell carta che ospita le pagine 257-258, piccolo strappo (cm 1,8) nel testo, senza perdite. Alcune pagine leggermente arrossate, per il resto esemplare in stato di conservazione molto buono di opera molto rara. Indice: Introduzione; Capo I. Dello spirito dello stato monastico; Capo II. Della origine e dello stabilimento degli Ordini Religiosi; Capo III. Dei servigj che i Regolari hanno reso alla Chiesa; Capo IV. Dei servigj che i Regolari hanno reso alla società; Capo V. L'utilità attuale degli Ordini Religiosi; Capo VI. Dei beni dei Corpi Monastici; Capo VII. Della Riforma. Di particolare ilnteresse il punto IX del Cap. V (pagine 155-165), che elenca le missioni dei diversi ordini religiosi francesi in varie parti del mondo, Europa, Africa, Asia, America: "Per quanto spetta all'Europa noi troviamo in Olanda de' Carmelitani Francesi, nelle Isole Britanniche, dei Religiosi di diversi Ordini, e particolarmente benedettini, e Cappuccini della nostra nazione. Il loro numero non è tanto considerabile in Danimarca, nella Svezia, e nella Russia .... La parte dellUngheria soggetta al Turco è affidata ai Padri si S. Paolo primo Eremita, ed ai Minori Osservanti, la Valachia ai religiosi della stessa osservanza; la Moldavia ad altri Francescani ... Carmelitani, Domenicani e Cappuccini invigilano nell'Arabia, nell'Armenia e nella Georgia ... I Cappuccini francesi sono stabiliti nel piccioloTibet ... I Domenicani vanno al Tunchin, la di cui maggior parte, e più bella, è cattolica". E ancora: " ... Si veggono de' Zoccolanti in Algeri e in tutta la Barbaria, dei Cappuccini in Tunisi ed in Tripoli; degli Agostiniani nell'Isola di Tabarca ... I Parrochi della Martinica particolarmente conservavano nel loro gregge l'ordine, ed i buoni costumi; eglino catechizzano i Negri con una pazienza veramente paterna, e li consolano in mezzo ai loro penosi travagli, dando loro la speranza di una vita migliore ... I Domenicani istruiscono i popoli che abitano lungo la riviera delle Amazoni ...".

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Mazzei]
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        The History Of the Absorbent System, Part the First. Containing the Chylography or Description of the Human Lacteal Vessels with the Different Methods of Discovering, Injecting, and Preparing Them, and the Instruments Used for these Purposes

      Author, London, 1784. First Edition. 1/4 Calf . Very Good. Part the First, but the only part published. Rebound in recent 1/4 black calf - an attractive, simple, binding. Sheldon was an expert in embalming techniques and the lymphatic system, making "a balloon ascent (1784) to assess the effects of flight on the human body. He became terrified, vomited and collapsed in the balloon basket, testimony to the mental and emotional considerations of flight." Variously foxed, endpapers and title page show chipping at corners, one page of list of subscribers is loose, otherwiser complete with Title page, 2 page letter to the Royal Societym, list of subscribers, introduction (vi pp), 52pp text and 6 engravings, each with a page of text descriptuon. The plates are sometimes described as foldingbut are simply full page (12" x 9") plates. Plates show modest soiling and foxing and there is a small water stain near the gutter at the bottom of Plates 2 and 3 and the corner of 6, a small tear to the edge of plate 5 and the edges of plates 5 and 6 are a bit frayed in the margins. Generally attractive though, and a lovely, wide margin production of this important book. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Medicine & Health; Inventory No: 033003. .

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        Materialen zur Statistik der Dänischen Staaten

      aus Urkunden und beglaubten Nachrichten, nebst einer characteristischen Uebersicht der Danishen Litteratur. 2 bind. Flensburg und Leipzig 1784-86. XXII + 432 + XVIII + 386 s. + tabeller. Indbundet i smukke samtidige helskindsbind af lys kalv med rygdekoration i guld og farvede skindtitelfelter.. Kapitel 3 - 6 incl. i bind 1 omhandler norske forhold. Værket blev suppleret med et 3. bind i 1791

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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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        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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        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. Yes. 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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        Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards.. Bound with The Bardic Museum.. (2 Vols in 1)

      London: Edward Jones, 1784 Bound in custom brown buckram by Paul Delrue, title to spine in gilt to maroon leather label. Internally new black endpapers, Part 1-Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards Preserved By Tradition and authentic manuscripts from remote antiquity, etc, B&W frontis of the Welsh Bard by Loutherbourg, some light browning to titlepage, (6), 78 pp, (pages 45-78 music score), dedication is engraved. BOUND with The Bardic Museum or Primitive British Literature and other admirable rarities etc, (xx), 112 pp, (pages 61-112 music score), lacks frontis, has the MSS stating could be had of the author at the Office of Robes etc. the title is dated 1802.

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        Biblia. Das ist: die ganze Göttliche Heil. Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der Uebersetzung Doct. Martin Luthers, mit vorgesetzten kurzen Inhalt eines jeden Capitels, und beygefügten richtigen Schriftstellen; mit Zusammenhaltung des Grundtextes, wie auch verschiedener alten und neuen Editionen, auf das sorgfältigste ausgefertigt. Nebst einer Vorrede Herrn Joan. Francisei Buddei, weiland der H. Schrift D. und P. P. in Jena, worinnen eine Einleitung zu erbaulicher Lesung der heiligen Schrift mitgetheilt wird

      Minden, Johan Augustin Enax 1784.. Mit Kupfertitel. 7 Bll., 944 S., 284 S., 2 Bll. Lederband mit Blind- und Goldprägung, Rücken mit goldgepr. Eignernamen F(riedrich) W(ilhelm) Pasch und Datierung 1840.

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        [Cirque, Music-Hall, Spectacles] Chansons choisies, avec les airs notés

      A Londres [Reins]: S.n. [Cazin], 1784. relié. 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 16 (8,5x14,5cm). Seconde édition et première chez Cazin, avec deux volumes ajoutés ; une première édition en 4 volumes parut à Genève en 1782. Partitions des airs en fin des volumes. Seuls les volumes 5 et 6 ne comportent pas de partition, les chansons se chantant sur des airs déjà notés dans les autres volumes, on les repère grâce aux numéros des airs. 48p. de partitions au tome 1 ; 48p. au tome 2 ; 38 au tome 3 ; 40 au tome 4. Demi Basane brune postérieur (1800). Dos lisse orné de trois fleruons et filets. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge avec roulettes. Pièce de tomaison en maroquin rouge dans un médaillon. Plats de papier raciné. Frottements aux coiffes, mors. Coins émoussés. - S.n. [Cazin], A Londres [Reins] _1784, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in 16 (8,5x14,5cm), relié. - Cirque, Music-Hall, Spectacles relié

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        Nya handels-bibliotheket.

      Första delen. Sthlm, A. J. Nordström, 1784. 8:o. 120 s. Tagen ur band. Titelbladet med liten fläck och liten pappersförlust i nedre inre hörnet. Pappersförlust i nedre yttre hörnet på s. 1-34. Lätt lagerfläckig och med reva överst på s. 91. Sista bladet delvis loss.. Allt som utkom. Arbetet inleds med en dedikationsdikt till Gustav III. Innehåller vidare ett företal och uppsatserna "Afhandling om näringstvånget i gemen, och skrån i synnerhet", "Förslag, til nybyggens anläggande i Indien, och på africanska kusten", "Förslag til grofva klädes-fabriquers inrättande å landet; afgifvit til kongl. maj:ts och riksens Commerce-collegium, af commerce-rådet herr Johan Jac. Westberg" och "Om Marstrands frihamn". Den sistnämnda upptar sidorna 89-120 och har inte uppmärksammats av Aberstén och Tiselius. Kellgren fick 1782 ett anslag ur manufakturfonden för utgivandet av detta arbete, som var tänkt som en fristående fortsättning på Eric Sefströms "Handels-bibliothek", som utkommit i fyra delar 1772-77. Det blev hårt angripet av Thorild i "Den nye granskaren"

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

      London: W. & A. Strahan for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1784. 4 volumes. (Text: 3 vols., quarto [11 3/16 x 9 inches]; Atlas: 1 vol., large folio [23 1/2 x 17 inches]). Text: 1p. publisher's advertisements at end of vol.III. 1 folding letterpress table, 24 engraved maps, coastal profiles and charts (14 folding), extra-illustrated with a duplicate folding engraved "Chart of the NW Coast of America and NE Coast of Asia" which is also present in the atlas. Atlas vol.: 63 engraved plates, plans and maps (one double-page, one folding), uncut. Text: contemporary tree calf, expertly rebacked to style, the flat spines divided into six compartments by double fillets enclosing a neo-classical roll, red/brown morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, green morocco label with onlaid disc of red/brown morocco with volume number, the remaining compartments elaborately tooled in gilt with stylised foliage cornerpieces around various large centrally-place tools; Atlas: expertly bound to style in half calf over marbled paper-covered boards, the flat spine elaborately tooled in gilt uniform to the text. A fine set of the first edition of the official account of Cook's third and last voyage: a cornerstone among travel and voyage literature on the exploration of Hawaii and the northwest coast of America, Canada and Alaska. This copy particularly desirable with the plates in the atlas uncut. "The famous accounts of Captain Cook's three voyages form the basis for any collection of Pacific books. In three great voyages Cook did more to clarify the geographical knowledge of the southern hemisphere than all his predecessors had done together. He was really the first scientific navigator and his voyages made great contributions to many fields of knowledge" (Hill). "Cook's third voyage was organized to seek the Northwest Passage and to return [the islander] Omai to Tahiti. Officers of the crew included William Bligh, James Burney, James Colnett, and George Vancouver. John Webber was appointed artist to the expedition. After calling at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society Islands, the expedition sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands, which Cook named the Sandwich Islands. Cook charted the American west coast from Northern California through the Bering Strait as far north as latitude 70 degrees 44 minutes before he was stopped by pack ice. He returned to Hawaii for the winter and was killed in an unhappy skirmish with the natives over a boat. Charles Clarke took command and after he died six months later, the ships returned to England under John Gore. Despite hostilities with the United States and France, the scientific nature of this expedition caused the various governments to exempt these vessels from capture. The voyage resulted in what Cook judged his most valuable discovery - the Hawaiian Islands" (Hill). Beddie 1543; Forbes Hawaiian National Bibliography, 85; Hill (2004) 361; Lada-Mocarski 37; cf.Printing and the Mind of Man 223; Sabin 16250.

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by the Command of His Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. To Determine the Position and Extent of the West Side of North America; Its Distance from Asia; And the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe. Performed Under the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, on His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery, in the Years 1776, 1778, 1779, and 1780. In Three Volumes

      London: Printed by W. and A. Strahan for G. Nicol, Bookseller to His Majesty 1784, 1st edition. () [viii],xcvi,421;[xii],549;[xi],[1],558 + Atlas. Very good. Three volumes. Quarto (Text) (24 X 30 cm.) Bound in full contemporary tree calf with new matching heavily gilt spines. Red, gilt lettered spine labels, marbled endpapers. Folio Atlas(42 X 56.5 cm.) in matching quarter leather and marbled boards. 87 plates(plus one) including two folding charts in the atlas volume. The atlas volume is bound in landscape format rather than portrait. the atlas volume contains the rare "Death of Cook" plate separately issued. Beddie 1543. Lada Mocarski 37. Hill 361 the official account of Cook's third and final voyage, undertaken to seek the Northwest Passage from the Pacific. The officers of this voyage aboard the Resolution form a who's who of later Pacific exploration, including William Bligh, George Vancouver, and James Burney. Cook visited New Zealand, Tahiti, and other islands before making what he considered his greatest discovery, the Hawaiian Islands, which he named the Sandwich Islands. Cook then headed north reaching present-day Oregon, then following the coast north to Alaska, sailing through the Bering Strait, where the ship was stopped by pack ice in August of 1778. In January 1779 Cook returned to the Hawaiian Islands where he had previously been welcomed, but tensions quickly mounted, prompting Cook to set sail on February 4. Several days later a storm broke the Resolution's foremast, and Cook returned to the islands to make repairs. The natives, not happy to see the Englishmen again stole of the ship's boats, Cook took a Hawaiian chief hostage and was killed returning to the ship with his prisoner. The first two volumes of this set are from Cook's journals; the third volume was written by Captain James King, who succeeded Cook. It is quit unusual for the atlas to be bound up this way. It is also quite unusual for the atlas to have the Death of Cook plate..

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        Biblia. Das ist: die ganze Göttliche Heil. Schrift Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der Uebersetzung Doct. Martin Luthers, mit vorgesetzten kurzen Inhalt eines jeden Capitels, und beygefügten richtigen Schriftstellen; mit Zusammenhaltung des Grundtextes, wie auch verschiedener alten und neuen Editionen, auf das sorgfältigste ausgefertigt. Nebst einer Vorrede Herrn Joan. Francisei Buddei, weiland der H. Schrift D. und P. P. in Jena, worinnen eine Einleitung zu erbaulicher Lesung der heiligen Schrift mitgetheilt wird

      Minden, Johan Augustin Enax 1784.. Mit Kupfertitel. 7 Bll., 944 S., 284 S., 2 Bll. Lederband mit Blind- und Goldprägung, Rücken mit goldgepr. Eignernamen F(riedrich) W(ilhelm) Pasch und Datierung 1840.

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        DISCOURS SUR L'HISTOIRE UNIVERSELLE, Depuis le commencement du monde jusqu'a l'empire de Charlemagne. Imprime par l'ordre du Roi pour l'education de Monseigneur le Dauphin

      Paris, de l'Imprimerie de Didot l'aine, 1784.. 1784, 4to, large paper edition of 200 copies bound by Derome le jeune, 315 x 230 mm, 12½ x 9 inches, printer's device on title page, text in French, pages: (4), 629, (3) - 2 pages of Contents and 1 page describing the edition, stating that it is limited to 200 copies "avec les nouveaux caracteres de la fonderie de Didot l'aine, sur du papier-velin de la manufacture de MM Mathieu Johannot pere et fils, d'Annonai, premiers fabricants en France de cette sorte de papier". Bound by celebrated French binder Derome le jeune with his ticket on the second endpaper, full crushed Burgundy morocco, triple gilt ruled border to covers, gilt raised bands to spine, gilt floral decoration in compartments, gilt author, all edges gilt, gilt decoration to board edges and inner dentelles, pale green silk lined endpapers. Spine slightly darkened, gilt bright, slight wear to head and tail of spine but no loss of leather, 3 corners rather worn exposing cardboard at tips, some light scratching and light staining to covers, 4 small scrapes to lower cover at fore-edge, front and rear pastedowns have a few small pale stains, early signature and a couple of small ink stains on second blank endpaper, tiny ink marks on half-title, very occasional pale spotting or pale browning to margins, 2 leaves have a little faint brown staining on text, no loss, a few pages lightly age-browned, tiny ink stain to lower edge of last 3 leaves. Contents generally very clean. A very good copy. Divided into 3 parts: 1, an outline of history since the creation to the advent of Charlemagne; 2, the history of religion since Adam and the earliest times to Christianity under Charlemagne; 3, the political history of empires and revolutions, from earliest times looking at middle eastern and north african lands, plus the Greeks and Romans. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.......... (3 Vols Complete as issued)

      Dublin: H Chamberlaine Etc, 1784 Undertaken by the command of His Majesty, for making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. To determine the position and extent of the West side of North America; its distance from Asia, and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke and Gore in HM Ships the Resolution and Discovery. In the years 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779 and 1780. In 3 volumes. Vol 1 & 2 written by Captain James Cook. Vol 3 by Captain James King. Illustrated with maps and charts from the original drawings made by Lieut. Henry Roberts, under the direction of Captain Cook. All 3 volumes in uniform, contemporary full brown leather bindings, a little worn and bumped to corners, edges bumped a little. All 3 spines are worn slightly, edges worn and bumped, titles in gilt on red and black leather labels - a little worn, joints at some stage long ago have been repaired. Internally NO inscriptions. 26 plates (includes folding maps, charts, sketches, & views) plus portrait frontispiece and the pull out language comparison table. Vol 1 a little light water marking to head of first few pages not affecting frontis, lacks the plate list, (7), (xcv), 421 pp, 8 plates. Vol 2 - (13), 549 pp, 12 plates, ffep watermarked 1795, small tear to final blank, . Vol 3, (10), 559 pp, 6 plates plus the pull out table of numbers, short crack in front joint. Very Rare, probably the most important exploration title printed! Captain James Cook, born 7 November 1728 in Marton in Yorkshire, and tragically killed in Hawaii on 14 February 1779, explorer, navigator and cartographer, achieved amongst other things, the first circumnavigation of New Zealand in the 1760's. (SABIN 16250 - ESTC N21787 - Beddie 1546 - COPAC) full bio at ODNB

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        A New, Authentic, and Complete Account of Voyages Round the World,

      London: Alexander Hogg, , [1784–6] . Undertaken and Performed by Royal Authority. Containing a New, Authentic, Entertaining, Instructive, Full and Complete History of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third and Last Voyages... The Whole of these Voyages of Capt. James Cook, &c. being Newly written by the Editors from the Authentic Journals of Several Principal Officers and other Gentlemen of the most Distinguished Naval and Philosophical Abilities, who sailed in the Various Ships, and now publishing under the Immediate Direction of... Assisted, Very Materially, by a Principal Officer who sailed in the Resolution Sloop, and by Many Other Gentlemen of the Royal Navy. 2 volumes, folio (395 × 260 mm). Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards with vellum corners, somewhat worn and with some stripping of the marble from the boards, rebacked with the original spine laid down, new labels. Contemporary ownership inscription of Mrs. Harris to both front pastedowns, bookplate of Sybil and Arthur Colefax. With engraved portrait frontispiece and 156 other plates, maps, and charts including one large folding map showing the track of Cook's voyages. Light browning, the title page very slightly cropped into the imprint details, otherwise an unusually clean and wide-margined copy. First edition of this "omnibus" compilation of Cook together with Byron, Wallis, Carteret, Mulgrave, Anson and Drake. Printed in double column in "large new Types, constructed on Purpose to comprise much Matter in a little Compass" and issued in 80 sixpenny parts with avowedly philanthropic intentions, Hogg's edition certainly did much to disseminate knowledge of Cook's discoveries; "Some other editions of these Works, unnecessarily extended to many large Volumes by loose Printing &c. and published by mercenary Persons… would cost the Purchaser the enormous Sum of upwards of Twenty Guineas; so that many Thousands of Persons who would wish to peruse the valuable Discoveries so partially communicated to the World… have hitherto been excluded from gratifying their eager Curiosity; but this Edition is published in only Eighty Numbers at 6d each, making when complete either One or Two Large Handsome Volumes in Folio… The Poor as well as the Rich will thus become familiarly acquainted with these extraordinary and important Voyages and Discoveries" (publisher's preface). "An important collection of English voyages... [which] sometimes gives the original accounts, others are edited or abridged versions, and frequently additional material from other sources are added to give scope and depth to the narratives" (Hill). George William Anderson is almost certainly a pseudonym.

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        The poetical works of James Thomson; in two volumes; 2 Vols

      Glasgow: Andrew Foulis. 1784. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes, complete. Folios, cloth-backed original buff boards, 256 + 326 pp., clean unmarked texts, about Very Good copies, some soiling or wear to the outer edges of some pages, light wear to the tips and edges of the covers of the volumes. With signature of contemporary Scottish poet James Buchanan on the title pages. Considered the greatest of early Foulis Press publications.

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        Carte des Etats-Unis de L'Amerique Suivant le Traité de Paix de 1783. Dédiée et Présentée A.S. Excellence Mr. Benjamin Franklin Ministre Plénipotentarie des Etats-Unis de l'Amérique pres la Cour de France, avec Présid. de la Pensilvanie et de la Societé Philosophique de Philadelphie, &c, &c

      Paris: Delamarche, 1784 [but circa 1791]. Engraved map, period hand- colouring in outline. Inset of the southern tip of Florida. 22 x 31 3/4 inches. A very rare copy of the first French map of the newly-created United States following the Treaty of Paris and "one of the most attractively designed and executed maps of the period" (Ristow). Lattré's famous map is held in a select group of the earliest maps of the nascent United States published immediately following the Treaty of Paris. Published in Paris, Lattré's map is believed to be the first to be printed following the final exchange of the ratification documents in May 1784. Cartographically, like the John Wallis and Abel Buell maps, Lattré relied on previous mappings of the United States. This appropriately included John Mitchell's famous map, which would also be used as the official map during the peace negotiations. Benjamin Franklin's beloved status in France and his importance to the negotiations which formally ended the Revolution are reflected in Lattré's dedication to the American patriot. The dedication, Cappon writes, "lends historical significance to the work," and Cappon further suggests that Lattré may have presented a copy of the map in person to Franklin at the minister's residence in Passy. The beautiful cartouche contains the title as well as the dedication to Franklin, both superimposed upon the great sail of a ship, upon which a seaman hangs emblems of the new United States. These include the earliest depiction of the Great Seal of the United States to appear on a map. The heraldic emblem in the seaman's hands above and to the left of the Great Seal are the arms of the Franklin family (a dolphin between two martlets flanked by lion's heads) and the third emblem is the seal of the Society of Cincinnati (a bald eagle with a central medallion depicting Cincinnatus with his sword). Previously, this separately-published map was thought to exist in but one state. However, three states have now been identified. The first issue includes flanking panels of text on either side of the map detailing the historic military events of the Revolution. In the cartouche, immediately below the date 1784, a single line reads "avec Privilege du Roi" and the lower right margin below the neat line includes Lattré's imprint with a Rue St. Jacques address. The second state is nearly identical to the first and was likely issued shortly after. The second issue has the same "avec Privilege du Roi" line in the cartouche and with Lattré's imprint in the lower margin; however, the engraved flanking panels of text are now absent and a table listing the thirteen states and their capitals now appears to the left of the Florida inset. In the third state, as this copy, Delamarche's imprint replaces the "privilege" line in the cartouche and Lattré's imprint in the lower margin has been removed. Additionally, Vermont appears in the list of states and Washington, D.C. is named on the map itself, both suggesting a date after 1791. All states are rare. Cappon, The First French Map of the United States (Chicago: 1978); Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 63, reproduced on p. 65; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 784.10; Sellers & Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies p. 158; Degrees of Latitude 70.

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        Letters on Infidelity WITH A Letter to Adam Smith on the Life, Death and Philosophy of His Friend David Hume WITH A Letter to the Reverend Doctor Priestley

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1784. Three pamphlets in one - [2], iii, [3], 301pp, [1]; [2], iv, 34pp; [2], 45pp, [1]. Contemporary half-morocco and spot pattern marbled paper over boards, smooth back divided into six panels by gilt single rule, titled 'Dr Horne's Tracts' to second panel, spot pattern marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities and marbled paper. Manuscript list of titles to reverse of front marbled paper, otherwise quite bright and clean. Previous owners' (Hobart) book plate to front pastedown. The first and third mentioned are first editions, the 'Letter to Adam Smith' is the fourth edition.. First Edition. Half Morocco and Boards. Good+. 12mo.

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        TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS FOR EXECUTING THE OFFICE OF LORD HIGH ADMIRAL OF GREAT BRITAIN, &c. THIS PLATE REPRESENTING THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN COOK IS HUMBLY INSCRIBED. BY THEIR LORDSHIP'S MOST OBEDIENT AND DEVOTED SERVANT, JOHN WEBBER

      London: J. Webber and W. Byrne, January 1, 1784.. Engraving, the sheet measuring 19 1/2 x 24 1/4 inches; the engraved surface 16 3/4x 23 inches. Repaired closed tear in upper margin, extending 1 1/2 inches into the sky at the top of the image. Several expert repairs in margins, including some paper restoration. Good. Matted. The scarce separate printing of Webber's plate of the death of Captain James Cook at the hands of the Hawaiian natives. Dated January 1, 1784 in the imprint, it predates the publication of the account of Cook's third voyage later that same year. The plate was not formally part of the contents of the third voyage atlas, and is only occasionally found there. Beddie identifies this as the earliest state of the print. Webber was the son of a Swiss sculptor who emigrated to London, and he received artistic training in Berne and Paris. He was appointed as draughtsman to Cook's third voyage, and interviewed the eyewitnesses to the attack in order to create this image. Cook is shown trying to stop his men from firing on the Hawaiians, one of whom is about to stab him in the back. The figures were engraved by Bartolozzi, and the landscape engraved by Byrne. The Hill catalogue notes a scarce one-page folio description of the engraving, printed in English and French, which is not present here. Forbes does not list the present first printing of the plate, though he does list a 1785 printing. Scarce, and an iconic image of Pacific exploration. BEDDIE 2603. HILL 1835. FORBES HAWAII 108 (ref).

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        Elegy on Captain Cook. To which is Added, an Ode to the Sun

      London, 1784. Signed "Anna Seward" in neat script at bottom right of final page 25. Extremely rare Cook item in any edition. This is the Fourth Edition with additions Printed and sold by J. Jackson and J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall, London 1784. There is a old tape repair to rear inside bottom of last page, not affecting text. Book has a loose clipping from a Bookseller(Dobell--London 1926 describing this book. "Anna Seward (1742-1809) was born in Eyam, Derbyshire, and resided in Lichfield, England from age thirteen until her death. In addition to her career as a poet, she carried on a voluminous correspondence with many literary figures. Known as "The Swan of Lichfield," she had an uneasy relationship with her town's other famous literary figure, Samuel Johnson". (Harvard University Library). Rebound inbrown buckrum board with gilt title on spine. Several small(1/4"-1/2" spots of half title page and one small smudge on rear end paper. Otherwise Very Good with only faint foxing, wide borders, no other marks except signature as stated above. . By Author. Very Good.

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        A COMPENDIOUS HISTORY OF CAPTAIN COOK';S LAST VOYAGE, PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, and 1780; IN WHICH ALL THE INTERESTING TRANSACTIONS ARE RECORDED, PARTICULARLY THOSE RELATIVE TO HIS UNFORTUNATE DEATH. WITH A MAP OF THE NEW DISCOVERIES, AND THE TRACK OF THE SHIPS

      London: G. Kearsley, 1784. First Edition. Full Leather. Abridged from the "splendid and elegant quarto edition" by Kearsley. In five parts, the last being by Captain King -- "Captain Cook';s Narrative Comes No Lower: The Continuation Is the Production of Captain King". With frontispiece of a medal with Cook';s image, and folding map or chart in the rear. Rebacked with a sympathetic new spine; contemporary boards (front board stamped with the monogram "A.G". A good, albeit rebacked, copy. There is evidence of very careful tape removal on the endpages. Very Good binding.

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        Royal Society Memorial Medal of Captain James Cook

      London:. 1784.. Limited edition. A rare historic tribute medal in commemoration of Captain James Cook, commissioned by the fellow members of the Royal Society. James Cook twice circumnavigated the globe (1768- 1771 & 1772 - 1775), and was then elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. He discovered & charted the east coast of Australia; discovered the Hawaiian Islands; circumnavigated and charted New Zealand; surveyed coastline in Alaska; was the first to cross the Antarctic Circle. Cook performed a great deal of the scientific work on his voyages with the support of the Society. Word of Cook's death in Hawaii in 1779 reached the Society in 1780; the medal was then commissioned and completed in 1784. Engraved by Lewis Pingo (1743-1830) of the Royal Mint in London.& & The portrait of Cook shows him in full Naval uniform in profile with the legend "IAC COOK OCEANI INVESTIGATOR ACERRIMUS" (the most intrepid explorer of the seas), while the reverse has an emblematical figure of Britannia and the legend "NIL INTENTATUM NOSTRI LIQUERE" (our men have left nothing unattempted). Only 20 medals were struck in gold; 289 were struck in silver, and 577 in bronze. This medal a little rubbed at highlights, including Cook's nose, brow and hair line, o/w very good. 1 3/4" in diameter. Beddie 2788.

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        [Silver Royal Society medal, commemorating the life and accomplishments of Captain Cook]

      [London: 1784]. Silver circular medal. (1 3/4 inches in diameter). Obverse with a bust profile portrait of Cook in high relief, with legend surround "Oceani Investigator Acerrimvs" [The Most Intrepid Investigator of the Seas], reverse with the personified figure of Fortune in high relief, standing with her left arm leaning on a column, and holding in her right hand a Naval rudder resting on top of a globe, with the legend "Nil Intentatvm Nostri Liquere" [Our Men Have Left Nothing Un-attempted]. A rare silver Royal Society medal commemorating the life and naval service of Captain Cook. The Royal Society issued this commemorative medal in 1784 to coincide with the publication of Cook's Third Voyage. The commissioning, minting and distribution of the medal was personally overseen by Sir Joseph Banks. Fellows of the Society received a bronze medal, with presentation copies in gold (the one presented to Cook's widow is now in the British Museum) and silver medals to subscribers. Recent scholarship has suggested that 22 gold medals were issued, 322 silver [as the present] and 577 bronze. Notably, an image of the medal appears on the title pages of the second edition of Cook's Third Voyage. Betts, American Colonial History illustrated by Contemporary Medals, 553; British Historical Medals, 258; Beddie, 2790.

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        Recueil d'estampes representant les differents evenemens de la querre qui a procuré independence aux Etats Unis de l'Amerique

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

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        RECUEIL D'ESTAMPES REPRESENTANT LES DIFFERENTS EVENEMENS DE LA GUERRE QUI A PROCURE L'INDEPENDANCE AUX ETATS-UNIS L'AMERIQUE

      Paris: M. Godefroy, [1784].. Sixteen engraved plates. The plates are an engraved titlepage with vignettes, twelve plates of scenes, two maps, and a final plate celebrating the peace of 1783. Quarto. Modern marbled paper boards, printed paper label on front board. Third plate with a tear along the lower outer edge (far outside the plate mark and not affecting the image) and with a few blotches of blue ink. Fourth and sixth plates with a repaired tear in the lower inner margin (outside the plate mark). Otherwise internally very clean and neat. A near fine copy overall. A very nice collection of Revolutionary views, one of the few contemporary publications to illustrate scenes from the Revolution. The first leaf is an engraved title with explanatory text and vignettes of battles. The plates illustrate the tarring and feathering of a tax collector, the battle of Lexington, the surrender at Saratoga, the attack of French forces on the island of Dominica, the surrender of Senegal, the capture of Grenada, Galvez capturing Pensacola, the capture of Tobago, the surrender of Cornwallis, and three more scenes of fighting on Guadeloupe, with two sheets of maps, and a series of vignettes commemorating the Treaty of Versailles in 1783. Howes calls this the first French book to mention the United States on the titlepage. Scarce. HOWES C576, "aa." SABIN 68421. CRESSWELL, AMERICAN REVOLUTION IN DRAWINGS AND PRINTS 303-307; 333-342. OCLC 3944245.

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

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

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        La guida de'forestieri curiosi di vedere, e di riconoscere le cose piu memorabili di Pozzuoli, Baja, Cuma, Miseno, Gaeta : ed altri luoghi circonvicini / di Pompeo Sarnelli ; arricchita da Antonio Bulifone = La guide des etrangers curieux de voir

      Napoli : a spese di Antonio Spanò, erede di Saverio Rossi, 1784. 5th Edition. Physical description: 324 p. , [16] leaves of plates, 1 folded, frontis. ; 17 cm. Subjects: Pozzuoli (Italy) - Campania (Italy) - Description and travel - Early works to 1800. Naples (Kingdom) - Description and travel - Guidebooks. Notes: Dual language edition: Italian and French text on opposite pages. Printer's devices on title pages. Printer's headpieces. Language: Italian and French. Good copy bound in contemporary limp vellum with spine title in ms. Some wear and tears to spine - binding intact. Lacks map and 4 plates. General wear and surface stains to panels. Previous owner's signature and inscription to front endpapers. Remains quite well-preserved overall.

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        Poivre Noir du Malabar... (peppercorn tree)

      Jacques ChartonIllustrated plate from Collection de plantes etrangeres en fleurs, fruits, corail et coquillagesParis: 1784Hand-colored copperplate engraving17? x 11?; 22 1/2? x 18? framedFramed in museum quality frame, mounted with archival materials with uv plexiglassIn 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. These original hand-colored engravings from a collection of 59 from Jacques Charton?s, Collection de plantes etrangeres en fleurs, fruits, corail et coquillages are splendid examples of the French decorative arts produced in Paris in 1784, just previous to the French Revolution. These lovely engravings, most likely executed for porcelain designs, show a variety of exotic natural history subjects, mainly flowering plants and shells, accompanied by animals or insects, some with accompanying background vignettes.  The style of representation ranges from the mildly stylized but naturalistic to the intensely fantastical, verging on the surreal such as, a selection of ?fruits of the sea? hanging from the branches of a plant emerging from a seashell.  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.*Arader Galleries is never never knowingly undersold*

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        Les Fables D'Esope Phrygien, avec Celles de Philelphe. Traduction nouvelle. Enrichie de Discours Moraux & Historiques, & de Quatrains a la fin de chaque Discours...Par Mr. de Bellegarde. Edition nouv. avec nouvelles Fig.

      A Copenhague, (1784). Small 8vo. Cont. hcalf. Gilt back. Back a little rubbed. Cut ( 2 cm.) in lower part of title with loss of the publishing year. Engraved frontisp. 478,(10) pp. and 117 half-page engravings on plates

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES.

      In-8 p. (mm. 202x126), 70 voll., p. pelle bazana coeva (con abras.; 6 dorsi restaur.), elegante conice dorata ai piatti, decoraz. floreale e tit. oro su due tasselli al dorso, con 1 ritratto dell?A. e 14 tavv. scientifiche relative alla "Philosophie de Newton", f.t. ed inc. in rame. Il vol. dedicato alla biografia di Voltaire (il 71°) manca, come sovente, al ns. esemplare. Questa ediz. è così suddivisa: "Théatre (9 voll.) - La Henriade - La Pucelle - Poèmes - Epitres - Contes en vers - Lettres en vers et en prose - Essai sur les moeurs et l'esprit des nations (4 voll.) - Le siècle de Louis XIV (2 voll.) - Précis du siècle de Louis XV - Histoire de Charles XII - Histoire de l?Empire de Russie sous Pierre le Grand - Annales de l'Empire - Histoire du Parlement de Paris - Mélanges historiques (2 voll.) - Politique et législation (2 voll.) - Philosophie de Newton - Philosophie générale (4 voll.) - Dialogues - Dictionnaire philosophique (7 voll.) - Romans (2 voll.) - Facéties - Mélanges littéraires (3 voll.) - Commentaires sur Corneille (2 voll.) - Correspondence du Roi de Prusse (3 voll.) - Correspondence de l'Impératrice de Russie - Correspondence générale (13 voll.) - Correspondence de D'Alembert (2 voll.)". Cfr. Graesse,VII,390: ?Réimpression de l?édition de Kehl, 1784-89 (due à Beaumarchais), la plus complète et la mieux ordonnée qui eut paru jusqu?alors des oeuvres de Voltaire: on y a donné pour la première fois la volumineuse correspondance de l?auteur, ainsi que plusieurs pièces et autres morceaux curieux de théatre qui étaient restés inédits.. La réimpression de Basle contient une soixantaine de lettres en plus..? - Brunet,V,1355. Il primo vol. con fori di tarlo margin.; con ingialliture o uniformi arross. più o meno lievi interc. nel t. ma complessivam. un buon esemplare.

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        Beyträge zur Geschichte der Vögel. Mit ausgemahlten Kupfertafeln.

      Wien, C.F. Wappler, 1784. 4to. Cont. full mottled calf. Richly gilt back, raised bands. Binding with a few scratches, esp. on front cover. Printed on thick paper; paper and plates very clean. (10),45 pp. and 19 fine hand-coloured plates.. First edition of a scarce American ornithology. Jacquin's father, the famous botanical artist Nikolaus Joseph Jacquin, travelled in the West Indies and Central America from 1755 through 1759. The trip resulted in the elder Jacquin's Selectarum stirpium americanarum historia (Vienna, 1763) and in the notes that his son used in compiling the present work. Jacquin's Beyträge describes thirty-two species of American birds (of which several are described for the first time), nineteen of which are figured on the plates. The etchings which "are excellent for the period" (Zimmer) are most probably after drawings by Nikolaus Joseph Jacquin, executed either during his travels or from specimens at the zoological gardens at Schonbrunn. Zimmer p.320. Anker No 220. Nissen No 466

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        Fragmenta Antiquitatis; or, Antient Tenures of Land, and Jocular Customs of Some Manors . . . A New Edition, With Alterations, large Additions, English Translations . . . To which are added, Explanatory Notes . . . By Josiah Beckwith [etc.]

      Second edition, much expanded, of the work which Holdsworth called the "only really original book" written on legal history in the late 17th century, painstakingly compiled by Blount while investigating tenures; James Raine's copy. ?Later 3/4 calf, extra gilt, definitely rubbed, but still pretty. Printed by W. Blanchard and Co. for the Editor [etc.], York, 1784.

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        The Law of Simony: Containing, All the Statutes, Cases at Large, Arguments, Resolutions, and Judgments concerning it [etc.]

      The only work on the English law of simony (the form of ecclesiastical corruption said to have been named after Simon Magus), "an intelligent summary" in Holdsworth's words, with much discussion of its criminal nature and its association with perjury. Contemporary sprinkled polished calf, gilt, some sidenotes just shaved (the sense preserved), else a lovely bright fresh copy; with the half-title. Printed by His Majesty's Law-Printers [etc.], London, 1784.

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        Etudes de la Nature

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

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        De l'Administration des Finances de la France. 3-vol. set (Complete)

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

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        DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

      London: Strahan, Rivinton, Davis, et al., 1784. 2 vols. Fifth edition. Unpaginated. Hardcover. Thick, large folio. Rebound in period, full calf, with contrasting red morocco title labels. A nice set, and the last edition printed during the authorÕs lifetime. Very good+/No dust jacket. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

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        Letters on Infidelity By the Author of a Letter to Doctor Adam Smith

      Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1784.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. No half title. Binding is solid but hinges are a little cracked and there is crack down the centre of the spine with darkening to the bottom quarter. Internally front hinge has a little wear to 4 or so places where the string has worn the paper but otherwise the hinge is ok and no problems with the rear one. There is a contemporary bookplate on the marbled endpaper and some inscriptions (not authorial) on the prelims all dating before 1819. A decent copy. Postage will be confirmed when you enquire or order and for light or very heavy books will vary from the ABE quote which is based on a 1kg parcel.

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        Recueil d'estampes representant les differents evenemens de la querre qui a procuré independence aux Etats Unis de l'Amerique

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

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        Atlas antiquus danvillianus. norimbergae, officina chr. weigelio-schneideriana, 1784.

      Cm. 58, frontespizio + 12 tavole geografiche incise in rame a doppia pagina con i confini in bella coloritura coeva. Solida ed elegante legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle con punte e titoli in oro su tassello al piatto. Esemplare fresco, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione di questo bell'atlante storico il cui elenco delle carte è riportato nel frontespizio come segue: Conspectus tabularum geographicarum: I. Orbis veteribus notus, scilicet: Europa, Asia, Africa. II. Orbis Romani pars occidentalis. III. Gallia. IV. Italia, Sicilia, Sardinia, Corsica. V. Orbis Romani pars orientalis. VI. Graecia. VII. Asia Minor et Syria. VIII. Palaestina. IX. Euphrates et Tigris . X. India. XI. Aegyptus. XII. Tabula medii aevi. Germania, Francia, Italia, Hispania, Insulae Britannicae.

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        La gerusalemme liberata... stampata d'ordine di monsieur. parigi, presso franc. ambr. didot l'aine', 1784-86.

      Due volumi di cm. 31, pp. (8) 333 (3); (4) 334 (2). Antiporta allegorica al primo volume e 40 belle tavole fuori testo incise in rame (ciascuna protetta da velina). Solida ed elegante legatura d'inizio '800 in mezza pelle rossa con punte, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi in oro. Sguardie e piatti in carta marmorizzata. Qualche fioritura perlopiù marginale limitata a poche carte, esemplare complessivamente in ottimo stato di conservazione, pulito e marginoso. Si tratta della prima tiratura di quest'elegante edizione impressa in soli 200 esemplari e da non confondere con la ristampa che possiede le stesse note tipografiche ma si distingue per non avere la data impressa ai frontespizi, e per alcune varianti nel testo (al titolo ad esempio recita: ""...stampata per ordine"" e non "".,.stampata d'ordine...""). Cfr. Cohen-De Ricci (976-7): ""Livre établi avec grand luxe... grace à l'appui du Comte de Provence qui paya les dessins à Cochin 40,000 livres..."". Le tavole, del citato Cochin, sono incise da Dambrun, De Launey, Deligno, Duclos, Lingée, Patas, Ponce, Prèvost, A. de Saint-Aubin, Simonet, Tillard, Trière e Varin.

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        The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, With Preliminary Observations, and an Account of Some Foreign Prisons and Hospitals. The Third Edition

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

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        L'eneide di virgilio marone trasportato in ottava rima napoletana da giancola sitillo. edizione correttissima. napoli, presso giuseppe-maria porcelli, 1784.

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

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