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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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        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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        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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        Rules order's [sic]* and instuctions [sic] for the future government of the office of the Ordnance anno regn: Car. 2d Regis.

      Manuscript in ink on paper, 4to. (page size 29.3 x 23 cms), (14) + 174 written up pages together with 38 blank pages, all ruled in red and completed in a fine contemporary calligraphic hand, bound in a presentation binding of dark blue straight grain morocco, the sides with wide and ornate gilt borders of flower and leaf sprays with bird motifs in each corner, spine with raised bands and fully gilt compartments incorporating tools of Greek urns, acanthus leaves and swags, crimson lettering piece (this chipped and slightly defective), all edges gilt and inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, very light wear to extremities. A fine calligraphic manuscript in a fine late 18th century binding but with no identifiable marks of previous ownership although certainly prepared and bound for presentation.Publisher: Year: 1784"Edition:

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        [COOK] The Gentleman's Magazine for July, 1784.

      London : Printed by J. Nichols, for D. Henry, late of St. John's Gate, July 1784. "Being the first number of vol. LIV part II." Octavo, disbound, frontispiece folding copper engraved plate (margins with some toning, otherwise fine), sheet 215 x 260 mm, plate 185 x 240 mm, after John Webber, A Canoe of the Sandwich Islands, the Rowers Masked;pp 483-559, illustrated with a second (non-folding) plate with an engraving of the obverse and reverse of the Royal Society's medal for Captain Cook, described in detail in a letter to the editor on p.483, beginning: "Mr. Urban, it gives me pleasure to send you an early copy of a Medal lately struck to perpetuate the memory of Capt. Cook, the execution of which is equal to the subject..."; a crisp, clean copy.

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        Schloß Neuwied ('Vüe du Château de Residence a Neuwied').

      - Kupferstich v. C. Dupuis, 1784, 18,5 x 28,5 Schmitt, Die illustrierten Rhein-Beschreibungen, 166, Heft 3, 5. - Selten! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Schloß Röttgen ('Vüe du Château de Röttgen').

      - Kupferstich v. J.C. Pemsel n. C. Dupuis, 1784, 19 x 29 Schmitt 166, Heft 3, 1. - Selten! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Schloßansicht, "Vue de Chateau de Poppelsdorff".

      - Kupferstich v. J. G. Sturm n. C. Dupuis, 1784, 18,5 x 28,5 Zu Dupuis siehe Merlo, Kölner Künstler, Spalte 206.

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        Les Agrémens des campagnards dans la chasse des oiseaux et le plaisir des grands seigneurs dans les oiseaux de fauconnerie

      - Paris, Chez l'auteur, 1784. In-12, XII-272 pp., couverture papier dominoté, titre manuscrit au dos. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        Hints for a reform, particularly in the gambling clubs. By a Member of Parliament.

      London: printed for R. Baldwin 1784 - 8vo., (6) + 24pp., wanting the half-title, very small stain on final leaf, recent cloth-backed marbled boards with morocco label on upper cover lettered in gilt. A very good copy. First edition. A fatalistic text, claiming that Britain's overwhelming urge to gamble placed the country in grave danger, and declaring 'to this dreadful vice must the loss of America be ascribed!' Citing cases of ruined families and young men led astray into lives of dissipation, the text is typical of the anti-gambling literature that began to circulate in response to the far larger quantity of instructive literature in the 18th century, expressing concerns that the egalitarianism of gaming circles would erode the structure of society, encouraging godlessness, lawlessness and immorality. * Attribution to James Duff, second Earl of Fife (1729-1809), Scottish landowner, M.P., agricultural improver and philanthropic landlord, given by NUC. Such attribution is not confirmed by BL nor by NLS however. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]. 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. An unusually fine, large, clean copy.

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        Außerlesene Lebensbeschreibungen Heiliger Seelen / In welchen nebst derselben Lebens-Historie/hauptsächlich angemerket werden die Innere Führungen Gottes über Sie/und die mannigfaltige Austheilungen seiner Gnaden in Ihnen; Wobei viele wichtige Nachrichten in allen Ständen des Christlichen Lebens vorkommen. Zur Bekräftigung der Wahrheit und Möglichkeit des Inwendigen Lebens/Aus verschiedenen glaubwürdigen Urkunden/in möglichster Kürze zusammen getragen.

      Essen, Zacharias Baedeker 1784 - Dritte Ausgabe; drei Pappbände der Zeit, (vollständig) die Einbände sind fest, Titel an Rücken in Gold, kleiner Bibliotheksaufkleber, ziemlich gerieben an Kanten und Kapital, staubig; Band III ist von einem Wasserschaden betroffen worden, sichtbar äusserlich am hinteren Deckel, am unteren Schnitt und durchgehend an der Hälfte der Seiten im Buch; Innen leicht gebräunt, einige Flecken im Text, dritter Band durchgehend mit Wasserfleck unten; . Gr.8°. Bd. 1: XXIV; 412 S; Bd. 2: XXIV; 444 S.; Bd. 3: 582 S., kleiner Bibliotheksaufkleber auf Vorsätze der drei Bd; 2,9 kg; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elements of Orthoepy: Containing a Distinct View of the Whole Analogy of the English Language; so far as it relates to Pronunciation, Accent, and Quantity.

      London: Printed for T. Pay and Son. 1784 - FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 8vo, 214 x 127 mms., pp. xxvi [xxvii note, xxviii blank], 372 [373 - 375 Addenda, 376 blank, 377 - 416 Index], contemporary calf, spine ornately gilt in compartments, red leather label; front joint cracked, rear joint slightly cracked, corners slightly worn, binding a little rubbed, but a good copy. The philologist and clergyman Robert Nares (1753–1829) was one of the most innovative of the scholars in the late 18th century interested in the structure of language, and ODNB notes, "It was one of a number of works published during the last quarter of the eighteenth century (and later) which aimed to provide speakers, especially the linguistically insecure and those aspiring to middle-class status, with clear guidance on how certain words were to be pronounced. He drew particular attention to words in which the stress pattern was susceptible of variation, designating this area of vocabulary 'the most unstable part of the English language'. His list included such words as 'abdomen', 'aristocrat', 'balcony', 'controversy', 'illustrate', 'research', and 'vibrate'. The work was popular, but, inevitably, controversial. James Boswell, nevertheless, thought highly of it, considering it a 'work of uncommon merit and great utility', and claiming that he knew of no work which contained 'in the same compass, more learning, polite literature, sound sense, accuracy of arrangement, and perspicuity of expression'." The Monthly Review concurred with this assessment, concluding in a long review, "We earnestly recommend this work to the lovers of Philology; and we do not scruple to pronounce it the most useful, perspicuous, and complete publication that hath appear on the subject of English Orthoepy." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire d'Alexis Goodman, tirée des manuscrits de feu M. le capitaine Cook

      pp 1-75 in: Pougens, Charles de. Récréations de philosophie et de morale. Yverdon : [F. B. de Félice] ; et se vend à Paris : chez Debure l'aîné, 1784. Duodecimo, contemporary full calf ruled in gilt (rubbed), spine with gilt ornament, contrasting morocco title label lettered in gilt 'Histoire d'Alexis Goodman' (frayed at head and tail), gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, edges stained red, lacking title page (which was never bound in), pp [2], 75, iv, 47, 45, [2], 88; each of the four parts with separate half title, and the phrase 'Premiere partie', 'Seconde partie' etc.; a crisp, clean copy. Charles de Pougens, French essayist, translator, lexicographer, publisher, bookseller and correspondent of Rousseau, lost his sight after an illness in 1779. This obscure literary publication contains a work apparently conceived in four parts, and was evidently written after 1779. The four parts are:Histoire d'Alexis Goodman, tirée des manuscrits de feu M. le capitaine Cook; Lettres à une femme sensible et sensée sur divers sujets de morale; Lettre à M. le Comte de F*** sur la vie et les ouvrages de Galilée; and Fazel, ou les méprises de sentimens, histoire véritable traduite du persan. The first part is the story of a fictional character, Alexis Goodman, and is an 'imaginary voyage' set in Europe that purports to be a translation of a story found amongst the manuscript papers of the late Captain Cook. We know that Pougens had a particular interest in travel and exploration as he later translated works into French by John White (Voyage a la nouvelle galles du sud a Botany-Bay au Port Jackson en 1787, 1788, 1789), Watkin Tench (Relation d'une expédition à la Baye Botanique) and Georg Forster (Voyage philosophique et pittoresque en Angleterre et en France, fait en 1790). An earlier, separately issued version of Histoire d'Alexis Goodmanwas published in Geneva in 1781. The only copy of the Geneva edition recorded in Australian collections is held in the Mitchell Library, whose catalogue entry quotes the Hordern House catalogue from which it was acquired in May 2010: "A strange and elusive publication: despite the compelling title, which claims that the story of Alexis Goodman was found among the papers of the great Captain Cook, it appears to be completely unknown to the Cook bibliographers ... This odd work therefore - although any claim to authenticity disappears in the first paragraph - joins a very small small group of publications to claim credibility from a connection with Cook." OCLC locates only 4 copies of the 1784 edition, which we offer here, in collections worldwide (University of Oxford; Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire - Lausanne; Biblioteca della Fondazione Biblioteca San Bernardino; Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library). A great Cook rarity.

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        Kleine Seelenlehre für Kinder. 8 Bl., 224 S. Mit 16 Abbildungen auf 4 gefalt. Kupfertafeln von Coentgen nach Rosmäsler. Lederbd d. Z. auf fünf Bünden (Ecken und Kapitale berieben) mit Rückenschild.

      Ohne Ort (Hamburg?) 1784. - Wohl unberechtigter Nachdruck der seltenen Erstausgabe von 1780, eine Anleitung für Erzieher, Kinder in Gesprächsform über psychologische und moralische Begriffe aufzuklären, über die menschliche Seele, deren Vermögen, Instinkte und Leidenschaften. "Ein Paar Ideen zu den Vorstellungen auf den Kupfertafeln sind von den Basedowschen Elementarbildern entlehnt, weil ich keine zweckmäßigeren anzugeben wuste. Diese Kupfertafeln müssen nicht mit in das Buch eingebunden; sondern in dem Lehrzimmer neben der über diese Gespräche zu machende Tabelle zur täglichen Erinnerung aufgehängt werden" (Vorrede). – Exlibris. Gutes, kaum fleckiges Exemplar. – Seebaß 326 und Wegehaupt 260 (ohne Kupfer). Vgl. Brüggemann/Ewers 153 und Sp. 1050 ff. ausführlich.

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        Théorie du Monde et des étres organisés suivant les principes de....

      Gravée par D'a:Ol, 1784. (25,5 x 35) EDIZIONE ORIGINALE. Cartonato uso antico. Frontespizio inciso, 15 pp.; frontespizio inciso, 21 pp.; 16 pp.. Il testo è interamente inciso e ordinato sulla metà di ogni pagina in senso verticale. L'altra metà della pagina è occupata da 68 figure e schemi, o lasciata in bianco. Mancante della pagina dei simboli, come in quasi tutti gli esemplari, qui presente in fotocopia. Bergasse (1750-1823) fu un avvocato e uomo politico di Lione, che nel 1780 venne curato con successo da Mesmer. Da allora divenne un suo devoto seguace. Insieme a Kronman aiutò Mesmer a fondare la Società di Armonia di Parigi, una specie di scuola che accettava allievi a pagamento ed insegnava loro la dottrina e le tecniche del magnetismo animale. In quest'opera, che è scritta in una forma che ricorda i testi di alchimia, Bergasse espone i presupposti fondamentali della teoria di Mesmer ed analizza in dettaglio le priorità della materia e del moto, concludendo con un capitolo sulla natura dell'uomo. Riservata esclusivamente agli "iniziati", l'opera contiene un testo ed una simbologia che solo gli adepti sapevano interpretare. Caillet 7433; Crabtree n. 38; Norman M50.

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        Hamilton Aids a Revolutionary War Loyalist: Important N.Y. Confiscation Act Case Verdict

      1784 - Autograph Document, 4 1/2 pages (8 x 13 in.) hinged together, Supreme Court [New York], n.d. [ca. December 1784], being a special verdict of the case of James Leonard/James Jackson v. Anthony Post When the British occupied New York City in 1776, they confiscated the estates of patriots who had fled and placed them under the management of the Barrack Master General. Likewise, many American states passed laws allowing the seizure of loyalists' property; these co-called "confiscation laws" effectively criminalized war dissent. New York's most aggressive confiscation (or forfeiture) law, titled "An Act for the Forfeiture and Sale of the Estates of Persons who have adhered to the Enemies of this State, and for declaring the Sovereignty of the People of this State, in respect to all Property within the same," was passed on October 22, 1779 (New York Laws, 3rd session, Ch. 25). New Yorkers who were convicted of adhering to the British side (for instance, by voluntarily moving into areas occupied by the British or remaining behind enemy lines after obtaining a pass) forfeited their real and personal property and were banished from the state, which in turn was empowered to seize and sell the forfeited property.[1]While this law could not be enforced while the British occupied the city, that didn't stop litigation. On May 5, 1780 an Ulster County, New York jury indicted James Leonard under the Confiscation Act. Following Leonard's failure to appear to contest the indictment, judgment was entered against him and his property was forfeited. The judgment roll was signed on November 9, 1782. In the meantime, on May 13, 1781 James Leonard had bought a house and lot in British occupied New York City. Following the British evacuation of New York City in November 1783, patriots returning to reclaim their property could invoke the Trespass Act, which the New York State legislature passed on March 17, 1783.[2]This law gave patriots the right to sue anyone who had occupied, damaged, or destroyed property they had left behind British lines during the war, using the legal action of trespass. Without this act, patriots could use the common law action of trespass quare clausum fregit ("wherefore he broke the close") against those who entered their land unlawfully ("broke the close"). According to the law of nations, the use of abandoned property during wartime was justifiable if authorized by a military commander and if it answered the common law claim. The Trespass Act, however, explicitly prohibited the use of military orders and authorizations as a defense. On May 15, 1784 the New York State Commissioners of Forfeiture seized Leonard's property which he had purchased in May 1781 and sold it to a carpenter named Anthony Post.[3]In July 1784, Leonard filed suit to recover his property, hiring Alexander Hamilton as his attorney. The trial was held in December 1784 before John S. Hobart of the New York State Supreme Court of Judicature. In the special verdict transcribed by Hamilton below, the jury upheld both Leonard's title to the property and the 1780 judgment of forfeiture. The determination of what effect the 1780 judgment had on Leonard's purchase of property in May 1781 was postponed. In January 1786, judgment was given for Leonard for approximately thirty-one pounds damages and costs, plus retention of the property. Thus the court set the important precedent that property acquired by a Loyalist after a judgment of forfeiture was not subject to confiscation.[4]The theme of loyalists and property also played a role in another 1784 Hamilton case, Rutgers v. Waddington. Elizabeth Rutgers owned a brewery that she was forced to abandon during the British occupation of New York City. Citing the Trespass Act of 1783, Rutgers sought £8,000 in rent from Joshua Waddington, the agent of the two merchants who occupied the property under British authority. Representing the defendants, Hamilton argued before the Mayor's C. (See website for full description)

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        PRECIS HISTORIQUE SUR LA VIE ET LES EXPLOITS DE FRANCOIS LE FORT - CITOYEN DE GENEE, GENERAL ET GRAND AMIRAL DE RUSSIE, VICE-ROI DU NOWOGOROD ET PRINCIPAL MINISTRE DE PIERRE-LE-GRAND EMPEREUR DE MOSKOVIE.

      PAUL BARDE / LAURENT 1784 - ROD0108268: XV+208 pages. Un portrait en noir et blanc hors texte. LIVRE SANS COUVERTURE ET EN L'ETAT. 3 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. In-12 Broché. Etat d'usage. Livré sans Couverture. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 929.2-Histoire des familles célèbres [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Journal für Freymaurer. Als Manuskript gedruckt für Brüder und Meister des Ordens. Herausgegeben. von den Brüdern der Loge zur Wahrheit im Orient von Wien.

      Wien, Wappler 1784 - 1787.. Erster bis Dritter Jahrgang (alles Erschienene), in 6 Bdn, gebunden. Mit 12 gest. Frontispices, 1 gest. Tafel und 3 gefalt. gest. Notenbeilagen. Dekorative grüne HLdr.-Bde. des 19. Jhdts., mit Rückenschild und goldgepr. Freimaurersymbolen am Rücken. Kopfgoldschnitt. Wolfstieg 506; Kloß 22; Taute 181: " Die erste bedeutende maurerische Zeitschrift. Obwohl in ca. 1000 Ex. aufgelegt, sind vollständige Sammlungen dieses unschätzbaren Quellenwerks doch äusserst selten " - Erschien in 12 Vierteljahrsheften. - Das von Joseph von Sonnenfelnd angeregte und von dem Wiener Dichter und Zensor Alois Blumauer (1755-1798) redigierte Journal "hat später vielen freimaurerischen Zeitschriften zum Vorbild gedient und wurde von ihnen bis tief ins 19. Jahrhundert hinein ausgeschöpft und immer wieder mit und ohne Quellenangabe nachgedruckt“ (Kuéss/Scheichelbauer, 200 Jahre Freimaurerei in Österreich, 1959, p. 51). - Das erste Heft des zweiten Jahrgangs enthält auf einer gest. Notentafel den Erstdruck "Zur Gesellenreise", SS. 117-118 enthalten den Text von Joseph Franz Ratschky in der Version des Logenbruders Mozarts, Johann Baptist Holzer, der auf dem Notenblatt auch als Komponist ("von Br. H++r") angegeben wird. Es wird vermutet, dass Mozart Holzers Version des Liedes bei seinem eigenen Beförderungsritual in den Gesellengrad hörte und sich davon zur "Gesellenreise" (KV 468) inspirieren ließ. - Des weiteren enthält das 2. Vj. des ersten Bandes einen Notendruck auf 2 Bll. mit der gleichen Signatur, "Im Namen der Armen", das eine starke strukturelle Ähnlichkeit mit der heutigen, österreichischen Hymne "Land der Berge, Land am Strome" aufweist. Seit den 1960er Jahren diskutieren Musikwissenschaftler, ob die Musik der Landshymne nun von Mozart, wie lange angenommen, oder doch von Holzer stammt. - Im 1. Vj. des ersten Jahres mit einem Beitrag von Ignaz von Born "Ueber die Mysterien der Aegyptier", der als Vorbild für "Sarastro" in Mozarts Zauberflöte angesehen wird. - Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library. - Titel mi kl. zeitgen. Freimaurerstempel (Zirkel und Winkel mit Initialen W E). Wenig stockfleckig, insgesamt sehr gutes und frisches Exemplar!

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        Oeuvres Completes de Voltaire 69 of 70 Volumes

      Kehl, Baden: Imprimerie de la Soci?t? Litt?raire-Typographique, 1784. Leather Bound. Very Good. L 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall. "In French. Famous first posthumous collected edition of Voltaire's [1694-1778] works known as the 'Kehl Voltaire', produced by Beaumarchais, who created a print foundry at Kehl to carry out this great work. Set contains 69 of the 70 Volume 8vo edition (smaller 12mo 90 volume edition was also produced). Volume 23 (Histoire de Charles XII) missing. Volumes 10 and 27 printed 1784, summary volume 70 printed 1789, all other volumes printed 1785. Uniform 18th century calf full brown leather. Spines decorated in gold floral designs, titles, volume numbers, within 6 boxed compartments. Boards have a natural brown mottled leather finish, slanted gold lines on the narrow board edges. All page ends stained a very light yellow finely bespeckled with green. Green silk reading ribbons. Moderate wear of leather at spine tops, light stress wear along exterior leather hinges, some boards show minor leather loss at edges. All interior hinges firm, untorn. Volume 20 upper rear board tip charred. Otherwise no volume damaged or repaired, uniform light general wear. Only endpapers show browned bands along margins from pasted endpaper glue chemistry. Volumes 1 to 69 containing all the works and massive correspondences of Voltaire. Volume 70 contains Condorcet's Life of Voltaire and Condorcet's 'Memoires' of Voltaire, index, and 'Additions et Corrections' to the 70 volumes. Volume 1 frontispiece engraving of Voltaire by Moreau.; Volume 10 frontispiece engraving of Henry IV; Volume 16 frontispiece portrait of Voltaire; Volume 24 frontispiece engraving military map camp plan; Volume 31 14 engraved plates of scientific diagrams. Provenance: Each volume has the small ink stamp 'William H. Floyd Collection No.' on the rear of the title page. Floyd was a late 19th century American antiquarian collector. The numbering sequence (5098-5166) shows that volume 23 was missing even when cataloged by Floyd. A major cultural event of the last decade of the ancien regime, a beautiful monument to Voltaire, the greatest man that literature had produced. Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais led a controversial life. Playwright (The Marriage of Figaro), politician, publisher, entrepreneur, spy, supplier of munitions for the American Revolution, and an early champion of the rights of artists and intellectual property. Shortly after the death of Voltaire in 1778, Beaumarchais set out to publish Voltaire's complete works, many of which were banned in France, and vehemently condemned by the Church. Royal letters would be censored by Frederick II of Germany, Catharine II of Russia, and others. He bought the rights to most of Voltaire's many manuscripts from publisher Charles-Joseph Panckoucke in 1779. To evade censorship, printing presses were set up in the small, neutral, independant state of Baden, at Kehl. Beaumarchais bought, with exclusivity, the complete foundry of the famous English type designer John Baskerville, for the Societe Litteraire Typographique, an organization he established to produce editions in which he was interested. Three paper mills were purchased. Seventy volumes were published between 1783 to 1790. While the venture proved a financial failure, Beaumarchais was instrumental in preserving many of Voltaire's later works which otherwise might have been lost. The Kehl edition was banned on French territory until 1789. Baskerville font was revived by Americans in the 20th century. . ISBN: B005C12AHI. Catalogs: Philosophy/Ethics.

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        Oeuvres complètes

      [Kehl]: Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique, 1784. Fine. Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique, [Kehl] 1784-1789, 70 vol. in-8 (14,5x21,5cm), relié. - Edition called "Kehl", the most famous editions of the works of Voltaire, on large paper and illustrated with 114 figures. She was shot in five different and only paper drawings on large paper prints possess, it is naturally best most sought after and rarest. A title-frontispiece with the bust of Voltaire, a dedication with the portrait of Frédéric Guillaume by Pourbus, 12 portraits and 93 figures by Moreau, engraved by Baquoy, Croutelle, Dambrun ... Our copy contains 7 figures more than the description Cohen. uniform time Binders half marbled fawn sheepskin with corners, back smooth decorated with wheels and gilded florets, yellow slices, a piece of pink morocco title and a second tan morocco with the name of the author in black mosaic . Some friction on the back with small gaps, some caps and damaged joint. The Kehl edition was created in 1777 during a visit to Panckoucke in Ferney, during which the latter obtained permission to Voltaire (who will work with him two years before he died). Panckoucke, whose political and logistical resources are insufficient, sells the rights to Beaumarchais, which put in place considerable resources: purchase of characters Baskerville, setting up subscriptions and lottery, annexation of the fort of Kehl (rented twenty years for the occasion!), buying a dozen presses ... The edition of this great work will ruin Beaumarchais who nevertheless wrote: "Europe will be satisfied and I have lost 600,000 pounds [...] for five years. I had the courage to take bold word to Europe. " Source: Library of Prince Starhemberg. Prince Starhemberg, (1724-1807) was Austrian Ambassador to France with Louis XV and Minister Plenipotentiary at Lisbon, Madrid and Brussels where he allowed the creation of the Imperial and Royal Academy of Science and Letters in 1772. Spirit enlightened friend of the Marquise de Pompadour and great admirer of Voltaire, he was also charged by Joseph II to prevent the Cardinal from Frankenberg to restrict printing works of Voltaire and Raynal the Netherlands. Bookplate "buffer" STARHEMBERG (XIX) in the first volume. Covered by a bookplate later (OB) in the other volumes. Very nice copy in uniform vintage binding, an important source. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition dite « de Kehl », la plus fameuse des éditions des œuvres de Voltaire. Elle est illustrée de 10 portraits et de 14 figures scientifiques au tome 24. Elle a été tirée sur cinq papiers différents et seuls les tirages sur grand papier possèdent les gravures, ce sont naturellement les exemplaires les plus recherchés et les plus rares.  Reliures de l'époque en plein veau blond marbré, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de fers dorés à la lyre, nerfs sertis de fines hachures dorées, double-filet d'encadrement doré sur les caissons, roulette dorée apposée en tête et en queue du dos, fines hachures dorées sur les coiffes, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge, filet d'encadrement à froid sur les plats, filet doré sur les coupes, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches marbrées. Quelques mouillures éparses.  Feuillets de titres erronés aux volumes XXX et XXXI, feuillet de titre manquant au volume XL. L'édition de Kehl vit le jour en 1777, lors d'une visite de Panckoucke à Ferney, durant laquelle ce dernier obtint l'autorisation de Voltaire (qui travaillera à ses côtés deux ans avant de mourir). Panckoucke, dont les moyens politiques et logistiques sont insuffisants, cède les droits à Beaumarchais, lequel mit en œuvre des moyens considérables : achat des caractères de Baskerville, mise en place de souscriptions et d'une loterie, annexion du fort de Kehl (loué vingt ans pour l'occasion !), achat d'une dizaine de presses... L'édition de cette grande œuvre ruinera Beaumarchais qui écrivit néanmoins : « l'Europe sera satisfaite et moi j'aurai perdu 600 000 livres [...] depuis cinq ans. J'ai eu l'audacieux courage de tenir parole à l'Europe ». Bel exemplaire en reliure uniforme d'époque.

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