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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

      printed by William Eyres, and sold by T. Cadell [et al.], Warrington 1784 - 4to, pp. [6], 492, [14]; half-title wanting; 22 engraved plates (19 folding); contemporary full calf, red morocco label on spine; spine scuffed and rubbed with repair at top and bottom, also with repair at joints; newspaper shadow on pp. 112-113; text block generally clean; a good copy, sometime recased. Printing and the Mind of Man 224, citing the first edition of 1777: "From the casual experience of visiting the Bedford Gaol - one of the most influential prisions in English history - came Howard's determination to improve prison conditions. His single-handed campaign notonly caused a revolution in his lifetime, but is the drect progenitor of subsequent work in the most critical branch of penal reform." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        1) Première [à neuvième] lettre[s] à Monsieur de Voltaire.

      La Haye, et se trouve à Paris, Moutard, 1773-1776, 9 parties en 4 volumes ; (suivi de). -2) De la tragédie, pour servir de suite aux lettres à Voltaire. Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris, Moutard, 1784, 2 parties en 1 volume ; pleine basane racinée de l'époque, dos ornés. -Qq. rousseurs éparses. - soit 5 volumes in-8 tomés 1 à 5 ; 1) Détail de la collation :1er volume : (4)-III-(1)-56 pp. (1ère lettre) ; pp. [3] à 140 (2e lettre, le faux-titre manque) ; 163 pp. (3e lettre) et 123 pp. (4e lettre) ; 2e volume : 237 pp. (5e lettre) ; 360 pp. (6e lettre) ; 3e volume : 200 pp. (7e lettre, les 8 premières pages sont en ch. romains) ; 351-(1) pp. (8e lettre),4e volume : 352 pp. (9e lettre) ; 5e volume : 2 parties de (4)-231 pp. et (4)-352 pp.Contenu des lettres :1ère lettre, où l'on examine sa politique littéraire, & l'influence qu'il a eue sur l'esprit, le goût & les mœurs de son siècle ; 2e lettre, sur les jugemens littéraires ; la 3e lettre et la 4e n'ont pas de titre particulier ; 5e lettre, où l'on examine ses commentaires sur Corneille ; 6e lettre, où l'on continue d'examiner ses commentaires sur Corneille ; 7e lettre, sur le poème épique, relativement à la Henriade ; 8e lettre, ou second entretien sur les beautés de détail essentielles à la poésie épique, et qui manquent à la Henriade ; 9e lettre, sur les défauts de stile de la Henriade, les plus opposés au stile du poème épique.Edition originale. Très rare complète.Conlon 73 : 682 ; le Worldcat n'en localise aucun exemplaire complet ; pas d'exemplaire au RERO."Clément (Jean-Marie-Bernard), littérateur français, né à Dijon, le 25 décembre 1742, mort à Paris, le 3 février 1812. Celui qui devait être un jour l'antagoniste de Voltaire montra bien jeune encore un caractère assez intraitable. Ainsi, il résista à la volonté de son père, qui voulait lui faire suivre sa profession de procureur ; et ses bonnes études lui ayant fait obtenir la chaire de philosophie au collège de Dijon, il refusa de se soumettre à quelques règlements nouveaux, et accompagna sa démission d'attaques assez vives contre les administrateurs. Le scandale fut tel que le parlement crut devoir intervenir. Clément vint se réfugier à Paris. Il y trouva l'appui de l'abbé Mably. Quelques vers qu'il avait adressés à Voltaire, comme un de ses admirateurs, lui valurent sa recommandation près de La Harpe, qui encouragea sa vocation pour les lettres. [ ]. Oubliant la bienveillance que le grand écrivain lui avait témoignée, Clément dirigea contre lui des attaques passionnées. Son premier acte d'hostilité fut une réponse à l'Epître de Voltaire à Boileau [ ]. L'attaque continua dans neuf lettres successives. La première, qui parut en 1773, s'élève contre l'influence que l'auteur de la Henriade a exercée sur le goût, l'esprit et les mœurs de son temps. Dans les deux suivantes, Clément examine avec sévérité les jugements que Voltaire a portés sur les grands écrivains. Il consacre la quatrième et la cinquième à l'éloge de Corneille et à relever les critiques de son commentateur. La Henriade est l'objet des trois dernières lettres. Clément trouve ce poème dépourvu de tout sublime ; il prétend que son auteur est "très-médiocrement partagé du talent poétique ; que Sarrazin et le P. Le Moine avaient plus de goût que lui pour la grande poésie ; que ses vers sont habillés de tous les lambeaux des autres poètes ; qu'il n'y a pas dans tout son poème une seule épithète qui lui appartienne", etc. ; enfin, le censeur, outrant les défauts, n'oublie rien, que les beautés nombreuses de ce poème, qui est resté l'un des meilleurs titres de gloire de Voltaire. [ ]Clément, qui a mérité le nom d'inclément, que lui donna Voltaire, s'attira de nombreux ennemis par sa critique sans convenance et sans équité. Avec une instruction solide, le talent de l'analyse, l'art d'écrire correctement et souvent avec énergie, il avait malheureusement une rudesse de caractère qui l'éloignait du monde, et qui émoussa chez lui le sentiment de la délicatesse et des grâces. Admirateur exclusif des modèles de l'antiquité et du dix-septième siècle, il était, comme certains réprouvés que le Dante représente toujours retournés vers le passé, et, dans son aveugle passion, il frappait de son fouet littéraire les malheureux vivants en l'honneur des illustres morts." (

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        Herrn von Buffons allgemeine Naturgeschichte.

      Joseph Georg Traßler, Troppau /85 1784 - 393 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer und 4 gefalteten Kupfertafeln (davon 2 Karten) - 457 S. mit Titelkupfer - 473 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer - 428 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer und 7 gefalteten Kupfertafeln - 458 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer und 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln - 442 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer und 6 gefalteten Kupfertafeln - 352 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer. ACHTUNG ABWESENHEIT! AUS BETRIEBLICHEN GRÜNDEN KANN IHRE BESTELLUNG ERST NACH DEM 25. AUGUST 2017 AUSGEFÜHRT WERDEN! DER NÄCHSTE VERSAND ERFOLGT VORAUSSICHTLICH AM MONTAG, DEN 28. AUGUST! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550 Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel, Rücken leicht aufgehellt, Papier nur vereinzelt minimal braunfleckig, Vorsatz mit Wachssiegel (ais der Bibliothek Graf Carl von Esterhazy), insgesamt sehr gutes und sauberes Exemplar,

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

      Edward Jones, No 9, Princess-Street, Hanover-Square, London 1784 - No 9, Princess-Street, Hanover-Square, London: Edward Jones, 1784. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. LOUTHERBOURG. JONES. Etc. 1st ed, VG. In modern 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, engraved dedication leaf, [6], 78 pp, 2 pls (frontis & dedication), 1 large woodcut, (pages 45-78 music score). BOUND with The Bardic Museum or Primitive British Literature and other admirable rarities etc, [3], (iv-xx), [1], 2-112 pp, (pages 61-112 music score), 1 woodcut, lacks frontis, has the MSS stating could be had of the author at the Office of Robes etc, some marginal notes, the title is dated 1802, text leaf watermarked 1800. Among his many other publications, Jones went on to produce a second and a third volume to accompany Relicks-The Bardic Museum (1802), and Hên ganiadau Cymru: Cambro-British Melodies, or, The National Songs, and Airs of Wales (1820). The significance of his work on traditional Welsh music lies not only in the preservation of the music itself, but also in the fact that it opened up Welsh history and culture as an area of interest for other antiquaries.See ODNB. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Benjamin White, Horace's Head in Fleet Street. London 1784 - Horace's Head in Fleet Street. London: Benjamin White, 1784. Second Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. GRIFFITH Moses 1747-1819. 2 vols, 2nd ed, 62 pls, 3 eng tps, 2 vignettes, 3 woodcuts, complete. In contemporary tree calf, decorative gilt chain tooling at edges, corners and edges very lightly bumped and worn. Modern spines, to style, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling and titles, edges brushed. Internally, marbled endpapers, bookplate to fpd (Isaac Evans, Menai Bridge), hinges strengthened, 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, [2], 194-498 pp, 25 pls (of 26, the 26th is in Vol 1 as normal, includes 1 folding, 3 plans, 2 portraits), [1], 2-7 pp supplemental text, [1], 10 pls (supp. 1 folding), [8] index, (1 folding), 4 woodcuts, 2 engraved title pages. Minimal offsetting, some light edge browning and foxing to prelims. An attractive 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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        Bromatologia seu Doctrina de Esculentis et Potulentis.

      Vienna, apud Rudolphum Graeffer, 1784, 8, 428, (12) pp., gestochene Titelvignette, Portrait, marmorierter Kalbsledereinband der Zeit mit Buntpapiervorsätzen und reichlicher Rückenvergoldung blasser St.a.Tit. Second Edition (first 1783) of what Simon considers: "An unusually interesting book of dietetics and cookery, describing the qualities of every possible kind of food and drink, plants, fungi, animals, fats and oils, condiments, wines and spirits, tea, coffee ... etc." The text is in Latin, but the German nomenclature is included. Plenck is probably best remembered for his system of dermatological calssification (explained in his Doctrina de morbis cutaneis of 1776), but his talents were extensive, as can be witnessed in this less well-known work. The portrait is of Giovanni Alessandro Brambilla, to whom the work is dedicated. This work was obviously also found unusually interesting when it was published, the second edition appearing just a year after the first and apparently being a direct reprint of the first with just the date changed - in effect a second issue, rather than a true second edition. Sehr schönes, frisches, breitrandiges, wohlerhaltenes Exemplar mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Marmorierter Kalbsledereinband der Zeit mit Buntpapiervorsätzen. Blasser Bibliotheksstempel auf dem Titelblatt. Joseph Jacob von Plenck (1738-1807) war während des 7jährigen Krieges als Regiments-Chirurg tätig. 1770 wurde er Lehrer der theoretischen und praktischer Chirurgie an der neu errichteten Universität Tyrnau, ab 1777 in Ofen, wo er auch die Fächer Botanik und Chemie lehrte. Gleichzeitig war er Direktor der Feldapotheken und Sekretär der med.-chir. Josephs Akademie in Wien. Plenck war einer der fruchtbarsten medizinischen Schriftsteller seiner Zeit. Simon, Gastronomica 1204 Blake p. 355 Wellcome IV, p.402 (imperfect, portrait wanting) NUC records three locations.

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        Partie Méridionale de la Louisiane avec la Floride la Caroline et la Virginie, Par le Sr. D. Anville. A Venise Par P Santini Chez Mr. Remondini.

      Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville, Venice 1784 - Copper engraving, hand colored in outline. In excellent condition.

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        Dizionario Universale Storico e Critico dei Costumi Leggi, Usi, Riti e Costumanze Civili e Militari e Politiche e delle Cerimonie e Pratiche Religiose e Superstiziose si antiche che moderne di tutti i Popoli delle quattro Parti del Mondo

      A Spese Remondini Di Venezia, 1784. ITALIANO 1,68 Eccezionali copie ricostituite su esemplari antichi di opera in tre tomi, con lievi fioriture delle carte ai margini, gialliture ai tagli, tracce di umidità alle pagine e guardie, legatura rigida con accenno di marmorizzato ai piatti e titoli in oro al dorso, con lievi usure da scaffale e tali da non alterarne un complessivo, ottimo stato di conservazione. Raro dizionario contenente le principali leggi delle nazioni, i tribunali di giustizia, i loro diritti, le loro prerogative, i loro uffici militari e civili e finalmente tutto ciò che può dare una giusta idea del genio, e del carattere di ciascun popolo ecc.ecc.ecc. Composto in idioma francese da una società di letterati per la prima volta tradotto in italiano. USATO

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        1784 John Bunyan Pilgrims Progress Illustrated Demons Allegory Calvinism Puritan

      Glasgow : Printed and sold by J. & M. Robertson, 1784. New edition. - 1784 John Bunyan Pilgrims Progress Illustrated Demons Allegory Calvinism Puritan “What God says is best, is best, though all the men in the world are against it.” John Bunyan, The Pilgrims Progress John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress” is one of the most important theological works ever written. Thought to be first printed in 1678, Bunyan began writing this story while in prison for his violations of the Conventicle Act, which prevent holding religious services outside the establishment of the Church of England. It is known that while Bunyan was in prison, his only companions were the Bible and Foxe’s “Book of Martyrs” – thus, the two literary giants in his jail cell certainly influenced the writing of “Pilgrim’s Progress.” A Quaker, by the name of Granger, visited Bunyan in prison and says of him: “Bunyan, who had been mentioned among the least and lowest of our writers, and even ridiculed as a driveller by those who had never read him, deserves a much higher rank than is commonly imagined. His ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ gives us a clear and distinct idea of Calvinistic divinity.” This 1784 edition includes 22 woodcut engravings throughout. Allibone calls this book, “the best-known uninspired allegory which has been composed by the wit of man” Item number: #1082 Price: $550 BUNYAN, John The pilgrim's progress : from this world to that which is to come, delivered under the similitude of a dream, in three parts : wherein is set forth the manner of his setting out, the several dangers and difficulties he met with in his journey, and the many victories he obtained over the world, the flesh, and the devil, together with his happy arrival at the celestial city Glasgow : Printed and sold by J. & M. Robertson, 1784. New edition. Details: • Collation complete with all pages: 574p o 22 engravings • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Provenance: ESTC T58963; Lowndes 312; Allibone I, 284 • Language: English • Size: ~5.5in X 3.5in (14cm x 9cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1082 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Beschreibung seiner Reisen durch Frankreich, die Niederlande, Holland, Deutschland und Italien; in Beziehung auf Menschenkenntnis, Industrie, Litteratur und Naturkunde insonderheit. Deel I. Leipzig: Jacobaer, 1783.".

      "Gebonden in origineel karton, (18)+642 p., ill. Alleen het eerste van de twee delen. (Deel II, verschenen in 1784, bevat geen passages over Nederland.) Lit: Jacobsen Jensen 171; Bientjes, p. 278-279"."Sander (1754-1782) was een Duits natuurkundige, “professor” aan het gymnasium te Karlsruhe, die op jonge leeftijd overleed, nog vóór zijn reisverhaal kon worden uitgegeven. Dat deed zijn vader, Nic. Christ. Sander. In juli en augustus 1776 bezocht hij ons land: Rotterdam, Delft, ‘s-Gravenhage, Scheveningen, Voorburg, Rijswijk, Leiden, Katwijk Binnen, Haarlem, Amsterdam, Zaandam, Utrecht, Zeist, Den Bosch, Maastricht. Hij bezocht in Nederland tal van verzamelaars, sprak met de graveur R. Vinkeles, bezocht J. Goll van Frankenstein te Velsen, etc. Tegenover de titelpagina een door Geyser gegraveerd portret. In het voorwoord schrijft de uitgever dat dit boek onontbeerlijk is voor reizende “Naturforscher”, in verband met de beschrijving van de vele naturaliënkabinetten. Het boek behoort hierdoor tot de belangrijkste reisverhalen door ons land uit de 18de eeuw."

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        Rapport van de heeren, door hun edel grootmogende gecommitteerd, tot het onderzoek van de sources van ongenoegen en mistrouwen en tot herstel der rust te Rotterdam, overgegeven den 1 November 1786, Dordrecht, Blussé/Krap 1787.

      Gebonden in halfleer, 303+182 pag. Mooi exemplaar. C1589.STCN: noemt alleen de hoofdtekst, zonder bijlagen. De commissie bestond uit W.H. Teding van Berkhout, H.B. van Halteren, C.W. Visscher, I.F. Pottey Turcq en Rudolff Baelde. Zij leverden een uitvoerig rapport in over de rellen te Rotterdam rond Oranje in 1784: Toen een menigte Rotterdammers het patriotse schutterslegertje van kapitein Elsevier aanviel, kreeg deze hulp van luitenant Van Zwijndrecht die het vuur op de menigte opende. Daarbij vielen vier doden. Later wekte het verbod Oranje te dragen de volkswoede op, waarna de stadsregering militaire bijstand vroeg. De Staten van Holland stelde daarop deze commissie in, die o.a. Kaat Mossel arresteerde.

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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. Folio (376 x 246 mm). Recent sprinkled half calf, marbled boards, to style, red morocco label, bands framed by checkered gilt rolls, foliate lozenge gilt to the compartments. With engraved portrait frontispiece and 156 other plates, maps, and charts including one large folding map showing the track of Cook's voyages. Sympathetically rebound, prelims and endmatter professionally restored, a number of short closed marginal tears some with archival tissue repairs, occasional marginal loss, that to the map at p.52 - Cook's Strait in New Zealand - with some loss of border and text, but overall a very good copy. First edition of this important omnibus of Cook's voyages also including the voyages of 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. This copy with the ownership inscription of Captain Thomas Jellis, Northampton Fencibles, to head of title page, dated 1799. The Northampton Fencibles were raised in 1794. Jellis appears to have moved to America with his family in 1812, settling in Cartersville, Virginia. His grandson, Captain Thomas Jellis Kirkpatrick served in the Confederate Army, and was appointed Captain of the Amherst Artillery in July 1861, becoming a Major in 1865, commanding the Nelson's Battalion. Two additional engraved plates laid in, one of The Queen's Hotel, London, the other, hand-coloured, of a pair of shells.

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        Observations sur le gouvernement et les loix des Etats-Unis d'Amerique

      Amsterdam & Paris: Hardouin, 1784. Second edition, 12mo, 180pp., full contemporary mottled calf, double gilt-ruled border, gilt-paneled spine, red morocco label; spine extremities chipped, upper joint cracked, spine darkened and with old library sticker at the base; internally quite clean; a good copy. The texts of four letters addressed to John Adams on observations made in the United States, primarily on its government and laws. Sabin 42923 noting a handful of editions in both French and English; JCB 1772-1800, 2978.

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        La Tartaria Chinese.

      

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

      London: Alexander Hogg, [1784–6] - Folio (376 x 246 mm). Recent sprinkled half calf, marbled boards, to style, red morocco label, bands framed by checkered gilt rolls, foliate lozenge gilt to the compartments. Sympathetically rebound, prelims and endmatter professionally restored, a number of short closed marginal tears some with archival tissue repairs, occasional marginal loss, that to the map at p.52 - Cook's Strait in New Zealand - with some loss of border and text, but overall a very good copy. With engraved portrait frontispiece and 156 other plates, maps, and charts including one large folding map showing the track of Cook's voyages. First edition of this important omnibus of Cook's voyages also including the voyages of 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. This copy with the ownership inscription of Captain Thomas Jellis, Northampton Fencibles, to head of title page, dated 1799. The Northampton Fencibles were raised in 1794. Jellis appears to have moved to America with his family in 1812, settling in Cartersville, Virginia. His grandson, Captain Thomas Jellis Kirkpatrick served in the Confederate Army, and was appointed Captain of the Amherst Artillery in July 1861, becoming a Major in 1865, commanding the Nelson's Battalion. Two additional engraved plates laid in, one of The Queen's Hotel, London, the other, hand-coloured, of a pair of shells. Beddie Cook 18; Hill 18; Howgego I, C176; Spence p. 26; Parks Collection 104. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The New British Traveller; Or, A Complete Modern Universal Display of Great-Britain and Ireland: Being a new, complete, accurate, and extensive tour Through England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Isles of Man, Wight, Scilly, Herbrides, Jersey, Sark, Guernsey, Alderney... Comprising all that is worthy of Observation in every County, Shire, &c

      London: Printed for Alex. Hogg, 1784. First edition, folio, vi, 520, (4) pp. Frontispiece, 89 plates and 22 maps, including a folding general map, plus a further plate "Engraved for the Modern Universal British Traveller" loosely inserted, some mild rubbing to the outer edge of some early leaves, new rear free endpaper. Contemporary tree calf, corners worn, recently rebacked.

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        NOEL ET CHANTS SPIRITUELS - POESIES SACREES ET LYRIQUES, NOELS, CANTIQUES SPIRITUELS SUR DIFFERENTS SUJETS DE PIETE ET DE MORALE / MYSTERES, FETES, AVEC LES AIRS NOTES, ANCIENS ET NOUVEAUX, LES PLUS JOLIS ET CHOISIS AVEC SOIN.

      Manuscrit 1784 - ROD0100389: Ouvrage manuscrit de 235 pages, avec partitions et chants. L'ouvrage est entièrement manuscrit, avec une illustration couleur. Relié plein veau marbré. Titre et caissons dorés sur le dos. Tranches dorées. Coiffes usées avec mors fendus en coiffes. Coins frottés. Quelques épidermures. Quelques pages désolidarisées. 8 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. In-8 Relié plein cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 91-Manuscrits [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reisen eines Curländers durch Schwaben.

      1784 - Ein Nachtrag zu den Briefen eines reisenden Franzosen. Ulm 1784. 8°. 327 S Pappbd. d. Zt. mit goldgeprägtem RückenschildErste Ausgabe, selten. - Goedeke IV/1, 609, 80 d. - Hayn-Hotendorf I, 463. - Holzmann/Bohatta IV, 11720. - Weyermann, Ulmer Gelehrte II, 121. - Der Verfasser, Johann Friedrich Gaum (1738-1813), war Buchhändler und Senator mit vielen Ehrenämtern in Ulm (Goedeke). Gaums Reisen eines Curländers. waren als Ergänzung zu den damals sehr populären Briefen eines reisenden Franzosen über Deutschland. (Zürich 1783) des Johann Caspar Riesbeck gedacht, die als Illuminatenschrift verrufen waren. An der Kritik , so Gaum in seiner Vorrede, die man diesen Briefen des reisenden Franzosen in einer besonderen Schrift entgegen gesezt hat, nehme ich keinen Theil. Wenn es auf mich angekommen wäre, so wollte ich ihn lieber aufgefordert haben, noch mehrere Reisebeschreibungen zu liefern, als ihn über die schon vorhandene zur Verantwortung zu ziehen. . [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from the originals..

      London: W. & A. Strahan [et al.], 1784. Fifth edition, the last to be issued in Johnson's lifetime; 2 volumes, folio, titles printed in red and black, lexicon in double column; full speckled paneled calf antique, red morocco labels on gilt spines; nice copy in a modern binding. This is the only reprinting of the corrected fourth edition issued in Johnson's lifetime, and it is the last of the two-volume folio editions. One thousand copies were printed. The sixth edition (issued in weekly numbers and in 2 vols. quarto) and the seventh edition (issued in 1 volume folio) were issued in 1785 immediately following Johnson's death to compete with rival editions from James Harrison and James Fielding (see Reddick, The Making of Johnson's Dictionary, pp. 173-176). Alston V, 181; Courtney & Smith, p. 57; Fleeman 55.4D/6; Sledd & Kolb, p. 127.

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        Thoughts Upon Hunting

      Sarum - P Elmsly et al. 1784 - A work enthusiastically reflecting on hunting. The third edition of this work. Rebound in a lovely half morocco binding with hunting motifs gilt stamped to the spine. Unfortunately, lacking frontispiece and half-title. Two plates to the rear as called for. Peter Beckford was a British landowner, hunstman, writer and patron. He wrote several works on his thoughts of hunting. This work forms of twenty-four letters in total. Condition: Rebound in a half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the head and tail of spine and to the joints. Further patches of light rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Aelteste Geschichte in dem Zeitraume von der Gründung der Stadt Hamburg im Jahr 808 bis zur Erlöschung des männlichen Billingischen Stammes im Jahr 1106. Der Geschichte von Hamburg für den Liebhaber der vaterländischen Geschichte Erster Theil herausgegeben von Gottfried Schütze [.] [und] Der zewyte und zugleich der letzte Theil welcher die Mittlere Geschichte bis aufs Jahr 1528 nebst Registern über beyde Theile in sich fasset.

      Hamburg, bey Johann Georg Fritsch und Compagnie. 1776 [erster Teil], 1784 [zweiter Teil], - ca. 25 x 21 cm, Frontispiz Dr Broderus Pauli, VI, (8) Vorrede, Stahlstich Porträt Lütkens; Stadtansicht; Porträt Bostel; Ansicht; Porträt Wiese; Ansicht; Porträt Sillem; Ansicht; Porträt Faber; Ansicht; 318 Seiten, Schrifttum am Ende - Der zewyte und zugleich der letzte Theil welcher die Mittlere Geschichte bis aufs Jahr 1528 nebst Registern über beyde Theile in sich fasset. Zweiter Teil: (4), Stahlstich; 444 Seiten. Register. Schlichter, zeitgenössischer, mit Lackpapier bezogener Pappband, Beszugspapier mit Abplatzungen, besonders am Rücken, Kanten und Ecken; unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Die ersten beiden Seiten (Titelblatt und Folgeseite) mit oberen Eckabriss; siehe die Abbildung. Innen sonst ein gutes Exemplar, wenige Papierfehler. Selten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A dictionary of the English language: in which the words are deduced from the originals

      London: W. & A. Strahan [et al.], 1784. Fifth edition, the last to be issued in Johnson's lifetime; 2 volumes, folio, titles printed in red and black, lexicon in double column; full speckled paneled calf antique, red morocco labels on gilt spines; nice copy in a modern binding. This is the only reprinting of the corrected fourth edition issued in Johnson's lifetime, and it is the last of the two-volume folio editions. One thousand copies were printed. The sixth edition (issued in weekly numbers and in 2 vols. quarto) and the seventh edition (issued in 1 volume folio) were issued in 1785 immediately following Johnson's death to compete with rival editions from James Harrison and James Fielding (see Reddick, The Making of Johnson's Dictionary, pp. 173-176). Alston V, 181; Courtney & Smith, p. 57; Fleeman 55.4D/6; Sledd & Kolb, p. 127.

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        Ueber die Einsamkeit. Tle. 2, 3 u. 4 [v. 4].

      Lpz., Weidmanns Erben u. Reich 1784/85. - ADB XXXXV, 273-277 u. Goed. IV.1, § 222, 6, 7c. Erste Ausgabe der 2. Bearbeitung des Werkes "Betrachtungen über die Einsamkeit" (Zürich 1756). Z. stellt darin die Einsamkeit als einen Ort der reflexiven u. emotionalen Bewährung des Menschen dar. "Es ist nicht nur dem Umfange nach Zimmermann`s Hauptwerk, sondern auch deshalb, weil sich sein ganzes Wesen, seine Vorzüge wie seine Fehler darin am deutlichsten ausprägen; voll der tiefsten und schönsten Betrachtungen verräth es wie in seiner Polemik so auch in der Lobpreisung der Natur deutlichen den Einfluß Rousseaus." (vgl. dazu ADB). Enthalten sind die Kapitel 5-12 (Einige Nachtheile der Einsamkeit./Nachtheilige Einwirkung der Einsamkeit auf die Einbildungskraft./Nachtheilige Einwirkung der Einsamkeit auf die Leidenschaften, zumal bey Einsiedlern und Mönchen./Apologie gegen einen falschen Apostel der Einsamkeit./Allgemeine Vortheile der Einsamkeit./Vortheile der Einsamkeit f. den Geist./Vortheile der Einsamkeit f. das Herz./Uebersicht des Ganzen Reflexionen über Mystik u. Möncherey. Beschluß.). Die Nachricht am Ende des 4. Bandes "die der Herr Nachdrucker dieses Buches nicht nachdrucken wird" spricht sich gegen die, zu dieser Zeit gängigen Raubdrucke aus. ZIMMERMANN Johann Georg (1728-1795); Mediziner, Philosoph u. Publizist. Z. studierte in Göttingen Medizin bei Albrecht von Haller, durch dessen Empfehlung er 1754 dann auch die Stelle als Stadtarzt von Brugg besetzte. In den 14 Jahren, die er in Brugg seinen Wirkungskreis hatte, fällt auch der Beginn seiner schriftstellerischen Tätigkeit. 1768 wurde er als königl. Leibarzt nach Hannover gerufen. Z. verkehrte mit den Geistesgrößen seiner Zeit. Lavater, Wieland, Gessner, Bodmer und Goethe waren seine Gesprächs- und Briefpartner. Allerdings ist überliefert, daß es durch seine Neigung zum Streit mit vielen Freunden zum Zerwürfnis kam. Z. starb krank und geistig umnachtet in Hannover. Seine letzten Wort waren "Laßt mich allein, ich sterbe!". kl.-8°, XL (Tit., Inh.), 520 S., 7 Bll. (Namenreg., Druckfehl., Verbess.); XVIII (Tit., Inh.), 518 S., 4 Bll. (Namenreg., Verbess.); XXXII S. (Tit., Vorrede, Inh.), 500 S., 9 Bll. (Namenreg., Verbess. u. Nachricht); mit 3 Titelvign. in Kupferstich, mit braunem Kleisterpapier bezogene Pappbde. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. RüTit. auf mont., unterschiedl. farb. Papierschildch. sowie dreiseit. Farbschnitt, Einbde. stärker berieb., Ecken u. Kapitale z. Tl. unschön bestoß. u. abgewetzt, Farbschn. stark verblasst, Titelbl. v. Bd. 3 m. Quetschfalte, Papier durchgeh. gebräunt u. stellenw. stärker stockfleck., Ss. kaum abgegriff.

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        Gallerie edler Deutscher Frauenzimmer. Mit getroffenen Schattenrissen.

      Buchhandlung der Gelehrten,, Dessau und Leipzig. 1784 - Bd. I, Heft 2. Mit 5 kol. gestoch. Schattenrissen. Kl.-8°. 384 S. Wohl erste Ausgabe. - Hayn-Got. VII, 126 (Rar); Allgemeine Lit. Zeitung Bd. 1-2; Kayser 327. - Seltene, sehr schön augestattete, aus bibliographischer Sicht aber verwirrende Zusammenstellung von zeitgenössischen Frauenporträts. H/G. beschreibt einen weiteren fast identischen Titel mit einem völlig anderen Inhalt (Biographien sächsischer Frauen) in Halle bei Hendel erschienen. In diesem 2. Heft (von 4 wohl erschienenen) werden die Kurfürstin Amalie Auguste von Sachsen, Louise Henriette Wilhelmine, Fürstin von Anhalt-Dessau, Elisabeth Wilhelmine Louise, Prinzessin von Würtemberg-Stutgard, Sophie von La Roche und Wilhelmine Friederike Schneider, Buchhändlersgattin aus Leipzig dargestellt. War das Werk ursprünglich auf mindestens 6 Hefte angelegt, scheint es sich für Autor und Verlag nicht gelohnt zu haben und wurde daher nach 4 Heften eingestellt. Enthält das vorliegende 2. Heft im Pränumerantenverzeichnis noch ca. 200 Vorbestellungen, so schreibt der Autor um 3. Heft "Ist also daran gelegen, daß mehr als 6 Hefte erscheinen, so bitte jedem, dem es darum zu thun ist, dieses Werk bekannter zu machen und Pränumeranten zu sammeln". Das scheint aber keinenErfolg gehabt zu haben. Laut Geisler wurden die Bände in zwei verschiedenen Qualitäten angeboten, einer billigen, nicht kollorierten auf Druckpapier und einer besseren kolorierten Ausgabe auf Schreibpapier, wie das vorliegende Exemplar. - Das Porträt der Stuttgarter Prinzessin gering fleckig, Seiten leicht gebräunt, leichte Gebrauchsspuren, insgesamt jedoch gutes Exemplar dieses ausgesprochen seltenen Werkes. Schlichter Pappbd. d. Zt., angeschmutzt u. abgegriffen, Vorsätze mit zarten Kritzeleien. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Albumblatt mit U. ("Heinrich Spieß").

      Prag, 25. II. 1784. - 1 S. Qu.-8vo. "Freund! / Wenn du Hamburger Austern schmausest, / Gedenke meiner! / Wenn du im Punsche dich berauschest, / Pense à moi! / Und wenn dich schöne Mädchen küssen, / Memento mei etiam! / Dann wirst du, wenn du ewig lebst, / Und ewig denkst, und ewig webst, / Auch ewig an mich denken müssen. / Zum Andenken von Ihrem aufrichtigen Freunde [.]". - Oben rechts von Sammlerhand in blauem Buntstift alt numeriert: "323".

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        The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin including the whole of his Posthumous Pieces, &c. [18 volumes]

      Charles Elliot, London 1784 - 18 volumes, complete as issued. Bound in matching 18th-century full brown tree calf, spines with twin red leather spine labels and gilt tooling, the lower of the two spine labels bears an inlaid oval black morocco stamped in gilt with the volume number (rubbing, some joints split or boards detached; some chipping to spines; occasional foxing). Volume 1 (front), 11 (rear), 18 (front) boards are detached; Volume 4, 6, 7, 19, 17 are starting. PROVENANCE: Engraved armorial bookplates of Henry James Perry in most volumes. Perry was the Principal Secretary to the Lord Chancellor of England. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoire sur les différentes manières d'administrer l'électricité, et observations sur les effets qu'elles ont produits

      First Edition, illustrated with 2 folding plates on heavy paper. Paged party to share: Summary of newspapers, door colophon date 1786 Full brown calf and marbled ice.. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. 2 corners bumped. of p.96 in the end, foxing and pale yellow in margins; on the first pages of Part separate pagination, it affects the entire page, but without any real consequence. Good copy. This amazing memory covers all healing applications of electricity on humans: arthritis, deafness, toothache, ophthalmia, paralysis, epilepsy. Case descriptions and practical applications. The author presents in addition a very interesting bibliography on the subject. The second part presents the newspapers patients have been electrified during the year 1785. This paper was originally read at the Academy of Sciences in 1783 and published in the Journal of the Academy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! De l'Imprimerie Nationale à Paris 1784 in-8 (12x19,7cm) (2) 301p. 46p. relié

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        Lettre autographe : « Il me paraît, quoi que vous en disiez que votre empressement à me venir voir. »

      s.n. 1784 - - s.n., s.l. Circa (1784), 10x15,6cm, 2 pages sur un feuillet remplié. - « Obtiens de me voir seule comme tu m'as permis de le demander, et tu verras que je te ferais un signal infiniment plus spirituel que tout ceux du conciliabule de la présidente. » Lettre autographe du Marquis de Sade adressée à sa femme. Deux pages sur un feuillet remplié, rédigées d'une écriture fine et serrée. Plusieurs soulignements. Adresse de Madame de Sade à Paris sur la quatrième page. Provenance : archives de la famille. Inédite, cette lettre n'a été que très partiellement citée par Pauvert. Ce dernier lui attribue la date fautive de mars 1781 alors que Sade était encore emprisonné à Vincennes et privé de visites pour cause de mauvais comportement. En réalité rédigée à La Bastille au printemps 1784, elle trahit la même fébrilité inquiète du Marquis, espérant une visite de sa confidente : « Il me paraît, quoi que vous en disiez que votre empressement à me venir voir n'est pas très grand. Voilà huit jours que tout est libre et que les chemins sont superbes et pourtant vous ne vous pressez guères. Vous avez la permission qui peut donc vous arrêter à présent ? ». Ces reproches ne sont pas nécessairement fondés et procèdent d'un jeu de chantage affectif dont les règles, établies dès Vincennes, reposent sur une oscillation entre souffrance et plaisir, tour à tour subis et désirés : « Si je dois être ici longtemps, sans doute, demandez à me voir, quelque gêne qu'il y ait ; ce ne peut être qu'une grande consolation pour moi. Si je ne dois pas y être longtemps, ne le demandez pas, parce que le plaisir que j'aurais de vous voir ici ne pourrait être mêlé que d'une infinité de chagrin pour moi. L'entendez-vous à présent ? Et me repoignarderez-vous encore de ce sens-là ? » (Lettre à Renée-Pélagie, février 1779). Cette mécanique de balancier semble préfigurer les rituels pervers des futurs personnages du Marquis. Se dessine alors, en filigrane, ce qui constituera les rouages romanesques de l'écriture sadienne, notamment par l'utilisation de « signaux », régulièrement invoqués par Sade et dont le sens épouse ses humeurs lunatiques. Ainsi dans cette lettre, la mention récurrente de cet énigmatique « signal », correspond-elle dans un premier temps à la date espérée de sa levée d'écrou, et sert donc à ajourner la visite de sa femme : « Est-ce que nous ne sommes pas encore au jour du signal. Alors, il faut donc attendre le jour du signal. » Quelques lignes plus loin, pourtant, ce même « signal » semble recouvrir une tout autre acception bien plus opaque : « Obtiens de me voir seule comme tu m'as permis de le demander, et tu verras que je te ferais un signal infiniment plus spirituel que tout ceux du conciliabule de la présidente. » Composante essentielle de la pensée carcérale du Marquis, ce langage codé comme les interprétations fantasmées des lettres de ses correspondants, alimentent les hypothèses des chercheurs, philosophes, mathématiciens. et poètes biographes. Ainsi Gilbert Lely estime que, loin d'être le symptôme d'une psychose, le recours aux signaux est une « réaction de défense de son psychisme, une lutte inconsciente contre le désespoir où sa raison aurait pu sombrer, sans le secours d'un tel dérivatif ». Absentes de la correspondance durant ses onze années de liberté, ces strates sémantiques sibyllines, « véritable défi à la perspicacité sémiologique » (Lever p.637), réapparaitront dans son journal de Charenton. Mais cette irrépressible folie oraculaire, qui affleure dans la première partie de la lettre, Sade va la dompter grâce à l'écriture théâtrale et romanesque, à la fois camisole thérapeutique et évasion cathartique. On assiste ainsi dans la suite de la lettre à l'importance croissante de son désir d'écrire : « Envoie-moi je t'en prie les cahiers blancs demandés un de 600 pages et un de 100, tous deux brochés comme ceux de mes comédies et tout margés, voici le temps où je ne puis absolument m'en passer et surtout n'oublie pas la gentillesse d'apport [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Lettre autographe : « Il me paraît, quoi que vous en disiez que votre empressement à me venir voir... »

      Letter handwritten autograph, written in a fine writing of 2 pages. Several underscores the hand of Sade.Address Madame de Sade in Paris on the fourth page. s.n. s.l. s.d. (printemps 1794) 10x15,6cm 2 pages sur un feuillet remplié

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        Oeuvres complètes. With 93 plates after Moreau le Jeune, 14 mathemathical plates & 17 (of 19) portraits.

      - (Kehl), Imprimérie de la société littéraire, 1784-1789. 8vo. 70 vols. Early 20th century marbled half-calf in 18th century French style, gilt spines with fleurons and red title-shield and green volume-shield. (Vols 9,21 & 25 partly waterstained.; In modern 3 shelf bookcase 89 x 89 cm.) A very impressive series, beautifully bound FROM THE LIBRARY OF BOUDEWIJN BÜCH, with the typical handwriting of Bert Hagen on the flyleafs; Bengesco 2142.; Brunet V, p. 1353 "Edition célèbre"; Ray, The art of the French illustrated book 1700-1914, p. 95 ff: "Moreau's most ambitious project during the 1780's was his series of designs to accompany the great edition of Voltaire which has been undertaken by Beaumarchais. Produced in the printing house built at Kehl especially for this purpose, [.] The Kehl Voltaire is one of the landmarks of printing history." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dante Alighieri (La Divina Commedia).

      Tre volumi di cm. 17,5, pp. 396; 352; 392. Medaglione con ritratto di Dante a ciascun frontespizi e circa cento fini vignette incise in rame. Legatura ottocentesca in mezza pelle con punte, dorsi lisci con fregi in oro e titoli su doppi tasselli. Un timbretto privato di possesso (Carlo Albertini). Bell'esemplare, nitidamente impresso e a carte candide. Edizione appartenente al Parnaso dello Zatta..

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        Ethike poiesis [gr.], sive Gnomici poetae graeci. Ad optimorum exemplarium fidem emendavit Rich. Franc. Phil. Brunck.

      - Argentorati sumptibus bibliopolii academici (typis Joannis Henrici Heitz) 1784. Kl.-4to 20,3 x 15,2 cm). VI, 349, 1nn. S. Rotes Maroquin mit zwei grünen Rückenschildern und reicher floraler Rückenvergoldung, die Deckel gefaßt von einer breiten zwischen zwei schmalen Goldfileten, zweifache Stehkantenfileten, goldgeprägte Innenkantenbordüre, Marmorpapiervorsätze, Goldschnitt. (Eine Ecke leicht bestoßen, zwei stärker berieben, sonst kaum Alters- oder Gebrauchsspuren). - Ebert 8629. Scheiger I, 129. Brunet II, 1631. - Erste Ausgabe. Sehr schönes Exemplar der seltenen Vorzugsausgabe auf großem Papier in einem prachtvollen zeitgenössischen Meistereinband; aus der Bibliothek A. R. Courbonne (1842, 314). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Bookseller & Author / Published by H. Brocas at No. 88 Dame Street Dublin / Engraved by H. Brocas [caption title]

      Dublin: H. Brocas, [1784 or later], 1784. An unauthorized issue. An unusually fine, large, clean copy.. Hand colored aquatint, 35 x 41 cm. An Irish issue of the caricature by Thomas Rowlandson, first published in London Sept. 25, 1784, with the famous scene depicting the bookseller looking unsympathetically at the struggling author who is pleading his case, manuscript in hand. Brocas was a well-known Irish watercolorist, illustrator and engraver, and 88 Dame Street was an active location in Dublin for engravers and print makers of the time, including those who produced pirated editions of English originals, of which this is most likely an example. For many years this copy was the property of San Francisco bookseller Warren R. Howell, who was also known for sometimes looking unsympathetically on visiting booksellers and impecunious collectors.

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        The Wit’s Magazine; or Library of Momus. Being a Compleat Repository of Mirth, Humour, and Entertainment.

      London: Harrison and Co., 1784–1785. 2 vols. in one, 8vo, [1-9], 10-485, (1); [1-5], 6-193, (1) pp. With a folding frontispiece (second version) and numerous folding engraved plates of which 5 are engraved by Blake, one after Stothard and four after Samuel Collings. Contemporary marbled boards, modern-calf backstrip and tips, a very good set with good margins around the plates: rare. First edition. Only two complete sets have sold at auction since 1975 and only two sets have passed through the trade (Maggs in 1988 and Ximenes, some years ago) according to Essick, “Blake in the Marketplace.” Bentley, Blake Books, 513. Essick, William Blake’s Commercial Book Illustrations, XVI.

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        Travels into Poland, Russia, Sweden, and Denmark. Interspersed with historical relations and political enquiries. Illustrated with charts and engravings

      London : Printed by J.Nichols for T. Cadell, 1784 A good copy of the 1st edition in 2 volumes in contemporary full leather binding. William Coxe travelled extensively throughout Europe in his role as a tutor and companion. His account is detailed and comprehensive. This copy was held in the Llanover Library and then donated by Mr Walter Rock to Newport Public Libraries in June 1941. There are bookplates on the front and rear pastedowns and small round stamps of Newport Public Library to the verso of plates and maps and to the beginning and end of the volumes but no more intrusive library marking. The bindings have been repaired, and have newer spines which are gilt lined and have title and volume labels. The original boards are scuffed and have significant wear to corners, which need to be repaired. The contents are in very good clean condition. Vol I: title page; dedication; preface 2pp; subscribers' list 6pp; contents 4pp; half title; fold out map of Poland; text pp 3-236 with 3 plates; half title; fold out map of Russia; text pp 239-588 with fold out plans of Moscow and St Petersburg, specimen letter, and 3 plates; appendix 589-590. Vol II: title page; contents list 4pp; half title; text pp 3-312 with 2 text engravings, 2 plates and 2 charts; Travels into Sweden pp 313-513 with fold out map of Southern provinces of Sweden, a plan of Stockholm, a folding plan of the Canal of Trolhaetta, and 3 plates; Travels into Denmark pp 514-599, with folding map,and folding plans of Copenhagen and the Canal of Kiel, Appendix 1 pp 600-611; Index and Errata to both volumes pp 613-632. There are occasional paper flaws - a couple to page edges, a crease, and a few small thinned areas - and the paper is toned in places. Some sections have light spotting. The maps, plans and charts are all complete and very clean. Most have a small tear where they are connected to the book and these have been repaired. Some page corners have been turned at some point. Please enquire if you would like additional images to better assess condition.

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        The toilet of flora; or, a collection of the most simple and approved methods of preparing baths, essences, pomatums, powders, perfumes, and sweet-scented waters. With receipts for cosmetics of every kind, that can smooth and brighten the skin, give force to beauty, and take off the appearance of old age and decay. For the use of the ladies. A new edition, improved.

      London J. Murray; and W. Nicoll 1784 - 12mo., engraved frontispiece of The Three Graces, (24) + 252pp., including the half-title, a little, mainly marginal, browning and spotting, some light soiling, early ownership names on endpapers, contemporary mottled sheep, appropriately rebacked to match, gilt lettered. A good copy. One of four early editions (1772, 1775, 1779 and 1784), each pretty scarce. Maclean (18th century household and cookery books>) p.20. A translation from the French (La Toilette de Flore,> Paris, 1771) of this charming and practical handbook on women's beauty products, make-up, skin care and aids to beautification. Arranged encyclopaedia style, the author produces some 326 recipes to suit every occasion and every perceived defect. It was, the author admits, a 'performance'. 'The chief intention of this performance is to point out, and explain to the fair sex, the methods by which they may preserve and add to their charms; and by which many natural blemishes and imperfections may be remedied or concealed. The same share of grace and attractions is not possessed by all of them', he tactfully acknowledges; 'but while the improvement of their persons is the indispensable duty of those who have been little favoured by nature, it should not be neglected even by the few who have received the largest proportion of her gifts. .'. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nouvelle Carte des Decouvertes Faites par des Vaisseaux Russiens aux Cotes Inconnues de l'Amerique Septentrionale

      Venezia 1784 - La mappa è la versione di Remondini della precedente carta di Gerhard Muller del 1754 che mostra le scoperte dei capitani Bering e Tschiikow. Muller pubblicò la sua mappa in risposta alla carta di J. Delisle, disegnata da Philippe Buache, che mostrava per la prima volta le scoperte russe e un' elaborata, quanto speculativa rappresentazione del viaggio immaginario dell'ammiraglio De Fonte attraverso il passaggio a Nord-Ovest. La mapa fu aggiornata diverse volte; significativa la versione del 1773, dopo la spedizione di Ivan Synd, in cui la penisola è stata ridotta in favore di un più esteso gruppo di isole. Incisione su rame, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Remondini's version of Gerhard Muller's landmark map of 1754 showing the discoveries of Captains Bering and Tschirikow. Muller originally published his map in response to Joseph Delisle and Philippe Buache's map that showed previously unknown Russian discoveries and an elaborate (and entirely speculative) depiction of the imaginary voyage of Admiral De Fonte through a Northwest Passage. The map was updated several times, most significantly in 1773 after the expedition of Ivan Synd in which the elongated peninsula was shortened in favor of a large group of islands. Interestingly the speculative Northwest Passage is still shown connecting to Hudson Bay via a mythical River of the West. Dated on the plate 1784. The map was published in the Remondini's atlas, who bought in 1784 Santini's plates from his "Atlas Universel dresse sur les meuilleures cartes modernes" of 1776. This map however was only included in Remondini's atlas of 1784. Copperplate with original outline colour, light folds in the middle, otherwise good condition. Hayes p. 29-32, Kershaw, 1146, Verner & Stuart-Stubbs, 38, p. 272-275, Wagner, 633. Dimensioni 670 510mm

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        Parmense in adventu Gustavi III Sveciae regis.

      1784 - Parma, ex typographia regia [=J. B. Bodoni], 1784. Folio. (7,1 blank,1,1 blank),30,(1) pp. With engraved title vignette and engraved vignettes on pp. (3), 1 and 30. Elegant early 20th-century red half morocco binding with raised bands, gilt spine with neatly mounted label from an old binding. Insert fine. Insignificant soiling on title leaf, which also contains the small ownership stamps of Adolfo Rasi.Brooks Edizioni Bodoniane 247. Another edition was simultaneously printed in quarto. This folio edition is exceedingly rare. The work is Bodoni's magnificent tribute to Gustav III of Sweden, presented to the king when he visited the printing works in Parma during his Italian journey. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A New Chart of the Sandwich Islands, including Owhyhee where Captn. Cooke was killed on Sunday the 14th of February 1779. [Hand Colored Map]

      Harrison and Co.. MAP. London, 1784. Hand colored map, 16 x 10 inches including margins. Harrison's version of Roberts' map, with the vignette of Kealekekua Bay replaced by a titled cartouche. Printed a month after Roberts' version in The Geographical Magazine; or, a New, Copious, Compleat and Universal System of Geography for Harrison and Co. A fine example, hand colored, with some folds but bright and attractive. Quite scarce. Fitzpatrick, Early Mapping of Hawaii, 76. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Fine. 1784. First Edition.

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        Elementos de quimica-theorica, escritos en francés por . y traducidos al castellano por Miguel Geronimo Suarez

      P. Marin, Madrid 1784 - 8º, 3 hoj., XIII p., 428 p., 4 láms. pleg. Pasta española época, nervios, tejuelo, lomo cuajado con dorados. Firma en el margn de la pág. 257 que no afecta el texto. Ex-libris. Tratado elemental dirigido al lector no especialista, que reúne los conceptos más esenciales, sin tratar de manipulaciones ni de operaciones químicas reservadas a un tratado de química práctica. (Palau,145943). En el lomo no consta el nombre del autor, Macquer, sino el del traductor. Ex-libris del anterior propietario. Química. Ciencias. Chemistry. Sciences.

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        Regi. Gustavo. [=headline].

      1784 - (Rome), Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1784. Folio. (1),23,(1) leaves. With engraved vignette on the first leaf. Elegant early 20th-century half morocco, somewhat worn, with gilt spine (Hedberg). Corners slightly bumped. Some foxing and minor spotting. Last leaves with somewhat yellowed dampstains in the text. Gilt bookstamp of Fredrik Vult von Steijern.The vignette depicts a portrait medal of King Gustav III of Sweden, engraved by Gismondius from an original by Dom. Cunego. A remarkable celebratory pamphlet presented to Gustav III on April 4 1784 at one of his three visits at Propaganda Fide during his Italian journey. It contains celebratory poems to "the count of Haga" (the travel alias used by the king) in a large number of languages, printed at the printing works of the Propaganda, all based on a poem by G. J. Adlerbeth. The crowded pages contain texts in Swedish, Ethiopian, Armenian, Kurdish, Etruscan, Malabarian, Persian, Chinese and Tibetan, among other languages, constituting an impressive compilation of the type supply of the printing works. Consequently, and for very good reasons, the book can be seen as a type specimen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dizionario di Chimica nel quale si contiene la teoria, e la pratica di questa scienza, la sua applicazione alla fisica, alla storia naturale, alla medicina, e alle arti dipendenti dalla chimica di Pietro Giuseppe Macquer Dottore di Medicina, Socio dell'Accademia delle Scienze,

      Presso Giuseppe-Maria Porcelli Libraio, e Stampatore della Reale Accademia Militare - Napoli 1784 (T. I-II-III); 1785 (T. IV-V); 1786 (T. VI-VII-VIII), NAPOLI - Dizionario di Chimica ITALIANO Otto volumi della seconda metà del '700 in 8°, stato discreto, coperta in pergamena, brunita, su dorso due tasselli in pelle con decorazioni e caratteri incisi in oro, diversi segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli leggermente bruniti, quello concavo del Tomo Primo con scritta d'appartenenza "Felice Zambetti", pagine ben conservate, Tomi Secondo, Sesto e Settimo con poche pagine con becca, Tomo Terzo con foro d'insetto sulle prime pagine, Tomo Quarto con macchia sul margine di testa di diverse pagine, Tomi Sesto e Settimo con cerniera poco danneggiata. Su frontespizio delicata cornice tipografica incisa in nero, alla facciata successiva di tutti i volumi timbro "Ex libris D. Nicolai Peccerella", timbro che si ripete nel I Volume a pagina 1 e nell'VIII volume a pagina 3. Presentano segnatura dei fascicoli, richiami, su Tomo Primo prefazione di Giuseppe Maria Porcelli, Prefazione dell'Editore pavese, Avvertimento dell'Autore, premesso alla Prima Edizione di questo Libro, Avvertimento dell'Autore alla Seconda Edizione. Tomo Primo con I tavola e Tomo Terzo con II tavole, fuori formato e testo, ben piegate, in fondo al volume. Tomi Primo, Secondo, Terzo, Quarto, Quinto, Sesto, Settimo e Ottavo della collana Dizionario di Chimica. "Nuova traduzione italiana, secondo la novella edizione francese dall'Autore riveduta, e considerabilmente accresciuta". La libreria offre per un periodo limitato uno sconto del 20% su tutti i suoi libri. Il prezzo originale dell'articolo era 999,00 euro. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Maria, or the Generous Rustic

      London: Printed for T. Cadell and C. Elliott, Edinburgh, 1784, 1784. First edition. Garside, Raven & Schöwerling 1784:12; ESTC N4372, recording six copies (BL, OX, Harvard, McMaster, Az, Penn). Text a little smudged and soiled; very good copy.. Small 8vo, recent brown sprinkled calf period style by Philip Dusel, red morocco label, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. Half-title present. A story of unrequited love with a gloomy ending by novelist, playwright and poet George Monck Berkeley (1763-1792), grandson of the philosopher George Berkeley. This was Berkeley's first book, followed by two plays, two more novels and a collection literary relics, a reflection of his antiquarian interests. His mother edited his collected poems, published posthumously in 1797, following his untimely death. See the DNB.

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        Historia de Abiponibus equestri bellicosaque Paraguariæ Natione locupletata Copiosis Barbararum Gentium, Urbium, fluminum, ferarum, amphibiorum, insectorum

      First edition. Dobrizhoffer (1717 - 1791) was sent to South America in 1749 where he spent 18 years among the Abipones (now an extinct tribe). "The most complete, faithful, and interesting detail of the life, habits, and character of a savage tribe which was ever written" (Field, 431). Sabin in the same line says "Almost the only work relating to this almost unknown tribe of Indians, and is a memorial of a nearly 18 years of suffering and toil amongst a most savage race'" This was one of the books in Robert Southey's remarkable collection of books in Spanish and Portuguese. He had hoped to write a history of Portugal but completed only his History of Brazil (1810-19). Writing to his friend John Rickman on 18 February 1809, he said of Dobrizhoffer's book, "I have just spent the best part of three weeks in getting at it, & it is one of the best books I have met with." At Southey's suggestion, Sara Coleridge translated it into English in 1822. "De Abiponum lingua", v. 2, chapter XVI is a discussion of the Abipon language, its grammar, and some short glossaries of vocabulary in Abipon and Latin on p. 161-182. "De aliis Abiponum linguae proprietatibus", v. 2, chapter XVII is a discussion of the grammar and inflection of the Abipon language on p. 183-201. "Variarum Ameicae linguarum specimina", v. 2, chapter XVIII is a discussion of various other languages, with some specimens, of the Americas from Mexico to Paraguay on p. 201-211; also includes references to the Guaraní language. "De Apibonum armis", v. 2, chapter XXXVI includes a small section on indigenous names for weapons on p. 407-409 (John Carter Brown Library). Provenance: two small book tickets on the front pastedown endpapers of each volume, one with the Holy Mongram surrounded by "Praed Prov. Franc Sigill.," the other "Olim Ex Bibl./ Coll. Paris. S. J. / Sanctae-Genovefae". Palau, 74702. Leclerc (1878), 461. Borba de Moraes, 267. Medina, BHA 5070. Sabin, 20412.

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