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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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        OEUVRES DE MONSIEUR LE MARQUIS DE POMPIGNAN.

      CHEZ NYON L?AINE, LIBRAIRE. 1784 - 6 VOLUMES IN-8 (13 X 20,5 X 22 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE LXXVIII + (2) + 391 + (1), VIII + 448, (4) + 465 + (1), (4) + 448 + (2), (4) + XXXV + (1) + 546 ET (4) + XX + 564 PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN VEAU MARBRE, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, PLATS ENCADRES D'UN TRIPLE FILET DORE, FILET DORE SUR COUPES, TITRE DORE SUR ETIQUETTE MAROQUIN VERT, TRANCHES MARBREES. CONTIENT: - I. POESIES SACREES ET DISCOURS PHILOSOPHIQUES. - II. ODES, EPITRES, POESIES DIVERSES. VOYAGE DE PROVENCE ET DE LANGUEDOC. DISSERTATION SUR LE NECTAR ET SUR L?AMBROISIE. - III. OPERA, TRAGEDIE DE DIDON, ET NOTICE DE DEUX TRAGEDIES ANGLOISES. - IV. LES TRAVAUX ET LES JOURS, POEME EXTRAIT D?HESIODE. LES GEORGIQUES ET LE SIXIEME LIVRE DE L?ENEIDE DE VIRGILE. LE DEPART D?OVIDE. LE VOYAGE D?HORACE DE ROME A BRINDES. LES VERS DORES DES PYTHAGORICIENS. - V. TRADUCTION DES TRAGEDIES D?ESCHYLE. - VI. MELANGE DE TRADUCTIONS DE DIFFERENS OUVRAGES GRECS, LATINS ET ANGLOIS, SUR DES MATIERES DE POLITIQUE, DE LITTERATURE ET D?HISTOIRE. PREMIERE EDITION COLLECTIVE, COMPLETE DES 6 VOLUMES PARUS (BRUNET VI. 19127). PETITS DEFAUTS EXTERIEURS SANS GRAVITE, SINON BON EXEMPLAIRE. [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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        Memorias e observacões sobre o modo de aperfeiçoar a manufactura do azeite de oliveira em Portugal. Remittidas á Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa

      Lisbon: Academia Real das Sciencias, 1784. Contemporary calf, spine gilt (head & foot of spine worn).. Ownership signature on title p., top corner of pp.87-104 repaired, small wormhole in lower margin of pp. 105-end of 1st work; tear repaired in outer margin of pp. 149/150 of 2nd work.. Together with:- DALLA BELLA, João António: Memoria sobre a cultura das oliveiras em Portugal. Small 4to. XIX, 190 pp. Coimbra, Real Off. Typ. da Universidade, 1786. First edition of both works. Dalla Bella had been invited by Pombal from Italy to teach at the University of Coimbra following the latter's reforms of the institution, and he describes methods for improving the cultivation of olive trees and the production of olive oil in Portugal. Innocêncio III, 288 & X, 153. Azevedo-Samodães 996, "apreciadas e pouco vulgar." (1st work): Palha 443, "opuscule estimé." (2nd work) Simon, Bibl. Gastronomica, 430.

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        Le vicomte de Barjac ou mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de ce siècle EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Dublin: de l'imprimerie de Wilson, 1784. Fine. de l'imprimerie de Wilson, à Dublin 1784, in-16 (13x8,5cm), 152 pp. et 148 pp., deux tomes en un volume relié. - First Edition. Full mottled calf time, smooth back room adorned with black volume number. Upper cap threadbare. A free piece of leather. Roman a clef. The story of a ladies' man, which the author confesses in the preface that if the story is fiction, there is not a character or a fact that is not true. At the end of each volume, the index keys that is often lacking. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en plein veau d'époque marbré, dos lisse orné avec pièce de tomaison noire. Coiffe supérieure élimée. Un coin dépourvu de cuir. Roman à clef. L'histoire d'un homme à femmes, de laquelle l'auteur confesse dans la préface que si l'histoire est une fiction, il n'y a pas un personnage ou un fait qui ne soit vrai. En fin de chaque tome, l'index des clefs qui manque souvent.

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        Le diable dans un benitier : Et la métamorphose du gazetier cuirassé en mou EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1784. Fine. De l'Imprimerie Royale, à Paris [1784], in-8, 104 pp., relié. - First edition. Half black chagrin second half XIX with long title. Smooth back. Sort of satirical pamphlet denouncing the French refugees abroad and especially in London, hiding from the French justice with impunity, in the form of a narrative. Interesting historical information, this is a rant on justice and freedom. 'Pierre Le Roux is the Marquis de Pelleport. See QuÚrard, IV, p. 395, BN, v. 85, col. 960. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition. Reliure en demi chagrin noir deuxième moitié XIXème avec titre en long. Dos lisse. Sorte de libelle satirique dénonçant les réfugiés français à l'étranger et plus particulièrement à Londres, qui se cachent de la justice française en toute impunité, sous la forme d'une narration. Intéressants renseignements historiques, c'est aussi un brulôt sur la justice et la liberté. 'Pierre Le Roux' est le marquis de Pelleport. Cf. Quérard, IV, p. 395, BN, v. 85, col. 960.

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        Ueber die verschiedene Form des Intermaxillarknochens in verschiedenen Thieren. Leipzig, Schäfer, 1800. 8vo. With 20 engraved figures on 3 numbered plates (plates 1 & 2 printed together and in this copy undivided). Contemporary paste-paper over boards.

      Blake, p. 147; Nissen, ZBI 1386; not in BMC NH; Dean; Garrison & Morton; Wellcome; Wood. First and only edition of one of the earliest contributions to comparative anatomy. In Goethe's first essay in the field of what we now call biology, Versuch aus der vergleichenden Knochenlehre ... (Jena, 1784), he showed that the tiny intermaxillary bone in the upper jaw, could be found not only in animals but in humans as well. This seemingly trivial discovery demolished one of the principal supports for the then general notion that humans were not related to animals, and Goethe called these bones "the cornerstone to man." Goethe's study also signalled the beginnings of comparative anatomy and paved the way for modern scientific biology and Darwin's theory of evolution. Goethe's and most other studies had concentrated primarily on mammals. The present work broadens the scope, not only adding new species of mammal (including some from the East Indies and Brazil), but also covering reptiles, amphibians and fish.With a manuscript note on the flyleaf. In fine condition, with only very minor browning in the text leaves and a blue mark in an open area of one plate. Binding only slightly worn at the corners and hinges. A remarkably early study of comparative anatomy, largely overlooked in the medical and zoological bibliographies.

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        The London Art of Cookery, and housekeeper's complete assistant. On a new plan. Made plain and easy to the understanding of every housekeeper, cook, and servant in the Kingdom. Containing, proper directions for the choice of all kinds of provisions. Roasting and boiling all sorts of butchers meat, poultry, game, and fish. Sauces for every occasion. Soups, broths, stews, and hashes. Made dishes, ragoos, and fricassees. All sorts of pies and puddings. Proper instructions for dressing fruits and vegetables. Pickling, potting, and preserving. The preparation of hams, tongues, and bacon. The whole art of confectionary. Tarts, puffs, and pasties. Cakes, custards, jams, and jellies. Drying, candying, and preserving fruits, &c. Made wines, cordial waters, and malt liquors. To which is added, an appendix, containing considerations on culinary poisons; directions for making broths, &c. for the sick; a list of things in season in the different months of the year; marketing tables, &c. &c. ...... The

      London: J. Scatchard and J. Whitaker; and J. Fielding. 1784. 8vo., engraved portrait frontispiece, 12 engraved plates of 'bills of fare', xx + 459 + (1)pp., with advertisements on verso of final leaf, portrait slightly offset, contemporary sheep, neatly and sympathetically rebacked with gilt lines and old label. A very good copy. Cagle 676. Maclean p.50. Oxford p.114n. This edition not in Vicaire or Bitting. First published in 1783, this seems to have become a popular work for at least 30 years. (It was reprinted regularly until 1811). John Farley (1755/6 - 1827) was the principal cook at the famous London Tavern in Bishopsgate, which had been rebuilt by William Jupp and William Newton following its destruction by fire in 1765. It was renowned for the excellent meals provided in its dining-room, which could accommodate 355 people. The East India Company used to give its dinners there. Farley's book starts off with freshness and enthusiasm, suggesting that it was filling a cookery lacuna. 'Cookery, like every other art, has been moving forward to perfection by slow degrees;' suggests the author, 'and, though the cooks of the last century boasted of having brought it to the highest pitch it could bear, yet we find that daily improvements are still making therein, which must be the case of every art depending on fancy and taste: and though there are so many books of this kind already published, that one would hardly think there could be occasion for another; yet we flatter ourselves, that the readers of this work will find, from a candid perusal, and an impartial comparison, that our pretensions to the favours of the public are not ill founded'. [Preface]. In fact The London Art of Cookery> was largely fraudulent. It was written by a hack and plagiarised from the well known books of Hannah Glasse and Elizabeth Raffald. 'Farley's claim to fame has rested solely on his cookery book, although this is now known to be the work of a hack writer, Richard Johnson. Ninety per cent of The London Art of Cookery> was compiled from the two culinary best-sellers of the eighteenth century, without ever acknowledging his female sources. These were Hannah Glasse's The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy> (first published 1747) and Elizabeth Raffald's The Experienced English Housekeeper> (first published 1769). The remaining 10 per cent of Farley's book came from several other eighteenth-century cookery books. Copyright laws did not cover the field at that time and other contemporary cookery writers borrowed material. Johnson appears not only to have used two-thirds of Glasse's book and half of Raffald's to compile Farley's book, but his copying technique involved changing the first and last lines of each recipe without seemingly improving the original text to any marked degree. His selection of excellent and often workable recipes, however, may well account for the book's popularity'. [Fiona Lucraft in ODNB].

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        Discours sur l'Histoire Universelle ? Depuis le Commencement du Monde Jusqu'a l'Empire de Charlemagne [from: Collection des Auteurs Classiques François et Latins]

      Paris: Didot, 1784. One of 200 copies on papier vélin. [iv], 629, [3] pp. 4to. Contemporary red morocco, covers with ruled in gilt with triple fillet border, spine with 5 raised bands, titled in gilt in one, the rest gilt all over with a repeating lightning bolt or staircase pattern, a.e.g., gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, by Derôme the younger (with his ticket to first blank). Wear to head of spine, some sporadic spotting to text. One of 200 copies on papier vélin. [iv], 629, [3] pp. 4to. One in a series of works of French and Latin literature printed by Didot and originally published in 1681 by the order of Louis XIV for the education of the Dauphin. Boussuet's history was the last in a long line of universal histories, from St. Augustine onwards, that interpreted history as the continuing manifestation of divine providence. This copy finely bound by Derome the younger, with his ticket, and tooled on the spine with a distinctive staircase or lightning bolt tool. Cf. PMM 157 (for original edition)

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

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

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        Chansons choisies avec les airs notés

      à Londres|[Reims]: S.n. [Cazin], 1784. Fine. S.n. [Cazin], à Londres [Reims] 1784, in-16 (8,5x14,5cm), 6 volumes reliés. - Second edition and first in Cazin, with two volumes added; a first edition in 4 volumes appeared in Geneva in 1782. Sheet tunes end volumes. Only volumes 5 and 6 do not have to partition the songs are singing tunes already noted in other volumes on the benchmark numbers through the air. 48p. partition in Volume 1; 48p. in Volume 2; 38 in Volume 3; 40 in Volume 4. Sheepskin Half brown later (1800). Smooth back adorned with three fleruons nets. Part of title in red morocco with castors. Room volume number in red morocco in a medallion. boards rooted paper. Rubbing on spine, joint. Corners bumped. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition et première chez Cazin, avec deux volumes ajoutés ; une première édition en 4 volumes parut à Genève en 1782. Partitions des airs en fin des volumes. Seuls les volumes 5 et 6 ne comportent pas de partition, les chansons se chantant sur des airs déjà notés dans les autres volumes, on les repère grâce aux numéros des airs. 48p. de partitions au tome 1 ; 48p. au tome 2 ; 38 au tome 3 ; 40 au tome 4. Reliure en demi basane brune postérieur (1800). Dos lisse orné de trois fleruons et filets. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge avec roulettes. Pièce de tomaison en maroquin rouge dans un médaillon. Plats de papier raciné. Frottements aux coiffes, mors. Coins émoussés.

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

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

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

      Napoli : a spese di Antonio Spanò, erede di Saverio Rossi, 1784. Fifth Edition. Good copy bound in contemporary limp vellum with spine title in ms. Some wear and tears to spine - binding intact. Lacks map and 4 plates. General wear and surface stains to panels. Previous owner's signature and inscription to front endpapers. Remains quite well-preserved overall. ; 8vo 8"" - 9"" tall; 324 pages; Physical description: 324 p. , [16] leaves of plates, 1 folded, frontis. ; 17 cm. Subjects: Pozzuoli (Italy) - Campania (Italy) - Description and travel - Early works to 1800. Naples (Kingdom) - Description and travel - Guidebooks. Notes: Dual language edition: Italian and French text on opposite pages. Printer's devices on title pages. Printer's headpieces. Language: Italian and French.

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        Mémoires du Baron de Tott sur les Turcs et les tartares EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Amsterdam: S.n., 1784. Fine. S.n., à Amsterdam 1784, in-8 (12,5x25cm), LVI, 274pp. ; 301pp. et 252pp. ; 208pp., 4 parties reliées en 2 volumes. - First Edition. Each part has its special title page. Full brown calf marbled time. Smooth back wheels with ornate tail and head. Piece of red morocco, and volume number of black morocco. Head cover of Volume I partly missing, with a hitch; that of Volume II with a lack in upper joint. Upper joint of Volume I open; that of Volume II opened the first three boxes. Friction. Corners bumped. Baron de Tott, a French officer stationed in Turkey (attache at Constantinople, then ambassador in Crimea general inpecteur Levant) lived 23 years among the Turks. This book is the testimony, and made his memoirs, he tells both the board of the Baron de Tott and is undoubtedly the first book to give an objective picture of the Turkish nation and Turkish. From his preface, the author, after considerations on the influence of climate on the psychology of peoples (reference to Montesquieu) affirms the importance of knowing and speaking the language of a people, and the need to keep its European bias to describe the manners and institutions of the Turks, which had never been done; that is why we find in this book a wealth of knowledge and new information on the Turks and Tartars; in particular, the many dialogues between the Baron and some lords are particularly relevant for understanding the psychology and the Ottoman culture. Buffer Chateau de la Roche-Guyon. Library. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Chaque partie possède sa page de titre particulière. Reliure en plein veau brun marbré d'époque. Dos lisse richement orné avec roulettes en queue et tête. Pièce de titre de maroquin rouge, et de tomaison de maroquin noir. Coiffe de tête du tome I en partie manquante, avec un accroc ; celle du tome II avec un manque au mors supérieur. Mors supérieur du tome I ouvert ; celle du tome II ouvert sur les trois premiers caissons. Frottements. Coins émoussés. Le Baron de Tott, officier français en poste en Turquie (attaché d'ambassade à Constantinople, ambassadeur en Crimée puis inpecteur général du Levant) vécut 23 ans parmi les Turcs. Ce livre en est le témoignage et compose ses mémoires, il conte à la fois le parcours du baron de Tott et se trouve sans nul doute le premier ouvrage qui donne un tableau objectif de la nation ottomane et des Turcs. Dès sa préface, l'auteur, après des considérations sur l'influence du climat sur la psychologie des peuples (référence à Montesquieu) affirme l'importance de connaître et de parler la langue d'un peuple, et la nécessité de se garder de ses préjugés européens pour décrire les moeurs et les institutions des Turcs, ce qui n'avait jamais encore été fait ; c'est pourquoi on trouvera dans ce livre de nombreuses connaissances et renseignements nouveaux sur les Turcs et les Tartares ; notamment, les nombreux dialogues entre le Baron et certains seigneurs sont particulièrement pertinents pour appréhender la psychologie et la culture ottomane. Tampon Château de la Roche-Guyon. Bibliothèque.

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        Poor Will's Pocket Almanack For the Year 1784

      Joseph Crukshank, Philadelphia 1784 - "Poor Will's Pocket Almanack For the Year 1784". Printed and sold by Joseph Crukshank, Philadelphia. Softcover. Very small, measures 2.5" x 4.25". The book is in very good antiquarian condition. Rubbing to the softcovers with a crease and missing bottom corner of the rear cover. Light paper loss at hinge. The contents are gently toned and clean. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(HI-17) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        La magie blanche dévoilée, ou explication des tours surprenans qui sont depuis peu l'admiration de la capitale & de la province.Paris, Liège, Brussels, F.J. Desoer, 1789-1791. 5 volumes. 8vo. With 2 engraved frontispieces, 3 frontispieces with letterpress text and a woodcut, 184 woodcuts (several full-page) in the text and 2 folding tables. 3. Near contemporary green half sheepskin, gold-tooled spines.

      Cf. Caillet 2861-2864 (first eds); Hall, Old Conjuring Books, pp. 156-158, 174; Christopher, Magic: a picture history, pp. 28-31. Rare complete set (second edition?) of Decremps's popular work on conjuring and physics tricks, first published in 1784. Henri Decremps (1746-1826), a Parisian lawyer and amateur conjuror, sought to unmask Giovanni Giuseppe Pinetti, the most celebrated magician of the 18th century. Pinetti had gained fame as a flamboyant performer, but Decremps considered him a charlatan who cheated people for personal profit. In the first volume Decremps unveils several of his most famous tricks, including one named "Theophrastus Paracelsus", involving a pigeon supposedly being beheaded, a mechanical singing bird, an automaton chess-player and a dancing egg that jumps out of a hat. The frontispiece in vol. 1 shows the magician throwing a deck of cards in the air and nailing shooting a card with a pistol. As a reaction to Decremps's attack Pinetti published his own instruction book, Physical amusements , and prepared a new show. Decremps then published a supplement revealing Pinnetti's latest tricks, followed by three subsequent volumes almost entirely devoted to physics tricks: Testament de Jérome Sharp , Les petites aventures de Jérome Sharp and finally Codicile de Jérome Sharp . Decremps's work proved very popular: it was reprinted and translated numerous of times. Sets comprising all five volumes are rare.In very good condition. A rare complete set of an important conjuring book, in lovely uniform near contemporary bindings.

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        Dala'il al-khayrat (Tokens of beneficial deeds)].[Ottoman Empire], 1199 AH [= 1784/85 AD], with some later additions. Small 8vo (14.5 x 10 cm). Arabic manuscript prayerbook written in black ink in a neat naskh Arabic hand, with well over 50 headings in red, the opening of the main text decorated with a floral design, 2 full-page perspective views in coloured inks showing the Masjid al-Haram (the Great Mosque) in Mecca, with the Ka'ba in its central plaza, and the al-Masjid an-Nabawi (the Prophet's Mosque) in Medina, about 25 calligraphic roundels, the Prophet's handprint and footprint, several calligraphic seals, 4 pages each with 3 flags, about 20 other pages with pictorial or semi-pictorial images with calligraphic inscriptions, numerous

      - A richly decorated Islamic prayerbook in Arabic with extensive pictorial, semi-pictorial and floral decoration and calligraphic roundels, executed in the Ottoman Empire in 1199 AH (1784/85 AD). The Dala'il al-khayrat (sometimes translated as Proofs of good deeds or Waymarks of benefits) is a prayerbook invoking peace and blessings for the prophet Muhammad. It was written and compiled by Muhammad ibn Sulaiman al-Jazuli (807-870 AH or 1404/05-1465 AD), a Moroccan scholar in the mystical Islamic Sufi movement, and became one of the most popular Islamic prayerbooks, especially in the Ottoman Empire. al-Jazuli's inspiration for the prayerbook is said to have come before he left Fez for forty years in Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem, but he finalized it in Fez in the last years of his life. Some of the illustrations traditionally included in the book, including the views of the Mecca and Medina mosques, were added after his death. Many of the "illustrations" comprise texts written within a gold outline with the form of a vase, long-necked bottle, pair of trees, sword, etc., the whole in a rectangular border with a coloured background. A few are more pictorial, showing the Ka'ba, a dallah (coffee pot) and other items.With a chip in the first leaf, just touching the text, a couple leaves torn along the border and many bifolia separated at the gutter fold, some water damage at the foot of the gutter margin and a few minor stains and tears (some repaired). The text and pictorial imagery in most leaves nevertheless remains in very good condition. The binding shows some wear, mostly at the extremities, but the rest of the tooling remains in good condition. An elaborately decorated and illustrated Islamic manuscript prayerbook from the 18th-century Ottoman Empire.

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        [Dala'il al-khayrat (Tokens of beneficial deeds)].[Ottoman Empire], 1199 AH [= 1784/85 AD], with some later additions. Small 8vo (14.5 x 10 cm). Arabic manuscript prayerbook written in black ink in a neat naskh Arabic hand, with well over 50 headings in red, the opening of the main text decorated with a floral design, 2 full-page perspective views in coloured inks showing the Masjid al-Haram (the Great Mosque) in Mecca, with the Ka'ba in its central plaza, and the al-Masjid an-Nabawi (the Prophet's Mosque) in Medina, about 25 calligraphic roundels, the Prophet's handprint and footprint, several calligraphic seals, 4 pages each with 3 flags, about 20 other pages with pictorial or semi-pictorial images with calligraphic inscriptions, numerous other inscriptions in circular borders and nearly every page in a rectangular border. Richly gold-tooled, tanned sheepskin(?) (ca. 1815?) with a flap that wraps around the fore-edge, rebacked.

      A richly decorated Islamic prayerbook in Arabic with extensive pictorial, semi-pictorial and floral decoration and calligraphic roundels, executed in the Ottoman Empire in 1199 AH (1784/85 AD). The Dala'il al-khayrat (sometimes translated as Proofs of good deeds or Waymarks of benefits ) is a prayerbook invoking peace and blessings for the prophet Muhammad. It was written and compiled by Muhammad ibn Sulaiman al-Jazuli (807-870 AH or 1404/05-1465 AD), a Moroccan scholar in the mystical Islamic Sufi movement, and became one of the most popular Islamic prayerbooks, especially in the Ottoman Empire. al-Jazuli's inspiration for the prayerbook is said to have come before he left Fez for forty years in Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem, but he finalized it in Fez in the last years of his life. Some of the illustrations traditionally included in the book, including the views of the Mecca and Medina mosques, were added after his death. Many of the "illustrations" comprise texts written within a gold outline with the form of a vase, long-necked bottle, pair of trees, sword, etc., the whole in a rectangular border with a coloured background. A few are more pictorial, showing the Ka'ba, a dallah (coffee pot) and other items.With a chip in the first leaf, just touching the text, a couple leaves torn along the border and many bifolia separated at the gutter fold, some water damage at the foot of the gutter margin and a few minor stains and tears (some repaired). The text and pictorial imagery in most leaves nevertheless remains in very good condition. The binding shows some wear, mostly at the extremities, but the rest of the tooling remains in good condition. An elaborately decorated and illustrated Islamic manuscript prayerbook from the 18th-century Ottoman Empire.

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        BILDER AKADEMIE FUR DIE JUGEND

      Nürnberg Selbstverlag 1784 4° oblungo Legatura 800esca in mezza pelle. Fregi in oro al dorso. Piatti marmorizzati. 50 tavole incise in rame da vari autori su disegni di Daniel Niklaus Chodowiecki (16 Ottobre 1726 - 7 Febraio 1801) applicate. Alcune con mancanze e brunite. Slegato dal corpo del volume ma saldo. Nel complesso buona copia di questo raro testo di pedagogia. Manca il volume di testo che lo accompagnava.

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        DE L'ADMINISTRATION DES FINANCES DE LA FRANCE par M...

      1784. 3 voll. in-8 gr., pp. (4), V-VII, CLIX, 353, 1 cb; (4), V-VII, 536; (4), V-IX, 468, bella leg. p. pelle coeva con tit. oro ai d. con picc. fregi, tagli dorati, dentelles, sguardie in carta marmorizz. Con una gr. tab. più volte ripiegata al primo tomo. Ediz. originale delle celebre opera del Necker (1732-1804), economista di origini svizzere e ministro delle finanze di Luigi XVI. Kress 752-756. Einaudi A-582. Minimo intervento di integrazione della pelle alla cuffia inf. del II tomo, ma ottimo e fresco esempl. a larghi margini su carta forte. [014]

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        Gathering of eight religious directories and calendars.

      Various publishers. The contents of this sammelband are: 1) Directorium pro divini officii recitatione et missarum celebratione... totius ordinis S.P.N. Francisi. Mexici: ex Typogr. Matrit. in via S. Bernardi, [1785]. [50] ff., engr. plate. 2) Kalendarium bienne seu direct. Ad divi. offic. ... Ordinis ermitarum S.P.N. Agustini. Mexici: ex Typograph. Matritensi. in via S. Bernardi, [1784]. [52] ff. 3) Directorium pro divini officii recitatione ... totius ordinis S.P.N. Francisi. Mexici: ex Typogr. Matrit. in via S. Bernardi, [1786]. [54] ff. 4) Kalendarium seu Director. ad divinum officium...Ordinis ermitarum S.P.N. Agustini. Mexici: ex Typ. Matrit. in via S. Bernardi, [1786]. [48] ff. 5) Digesta series divini persolvendi... ord. S.P.N. Agustini... Michoacanensis Prov. Mexici: ex nova Typographia matritensi in via Sancti Bernardi, [1786]. [20] ff., engr. plate. 6) Directorium officii divini ... ordinis Beatissimae Virg. Mariae de Monte Carmeli. Mexici: ex nova Typogr. in via S. Bernardi, [1786] [48] ff. 7) Ordinatio divina ad persolv. ... ordinis B. Virginis Mariae de Mercede Redemptionies Captivorum. [Mexici].: ex Typogr. Bibliot. Mexic., [1786]. [34] ff. 8) Ecclesiastica observatio circa divini officii... ad usum clericorum dioecesis Michoacanensis. Mexici: ex nova Typographia in via S. Bernardi, [1789]. [42] ff., full-page woodcut on verso of title-page. All eight publications are from the press of the heirs of Jose de Jauregui, which operated under the designation "Imprenta nueva madrileña" or in Latin "ex Typographia nova matritense," which, as these publications demonstrate, had secured at least some, if not all, of the printing work of the Augustinians, Carmelites, and Franciscans in the late 1780s. The frontispiece to no. 1 in this volume is an => unsigned, extremely well-done engraving entitled "Arbor Decem Mandatorum" (i.e., "Tree of the Ten Commandments"). The engraved plate in no. 5 is by Andrade, was created for Eguiara y Eguren's Bibliotheca Mexicana press, and is a => portrait of St. Nicholas Tolentine. And the unsigned woodcut in no. 8 is of => Christ holding an orb. Provenance: the 1785 Augustinian Kalendarium has this note: "Para el M.R.P. Fr. Andres de la S[anti]s[i]ma Triidad en N[uestr]a S[eno]ra del Carmen. 5 Aug. 86." => None of the titles were found in NUC or WorldCat.

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations [3 Volume Set]

      London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1784. Third Edition. Gorgeous, complete three-volume set in early 19th century full tree calf binding, with red and green leather spine labels ruled and lettered in gilt. Fragile hinges intact, remarkably light rubbing and wear to the corners and edges. Bookplate of Frederick William Halfpenny affixed to front pastedown of each volume. Above this in volume one only is a bookplate bearing the East India Company motto "Deo Ducente Nil Nocet" but the personal name has been obscured.. Octavo. 5.5 x 8.5 in. viii; 499; vi; 518; v; 465 pp. + index. First octavo edition, and first appearance of the index, with significant additions compared to the first two editions. The most significantly revised edition published in Smith's lifetime, later editions containing trivial to no changes in content. Smith's magnum opus, The Wealth of Nations, remains an important influential work on economics. Truly gorgeous set, and well-preserved.

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        La véritable manière d'instruire les sourds et muets, confirmée par une longue expérience.

      Paris, Nyon, 1784. ____ Edition définitive, qui reprend pour l'essentiel le texte de" Institution des sourds et muets" de 1776. Garrison-Morton 3359, (quoting this ed. of 1784) : "The abbé de L'Epée met two deaf girls, decided to educate them, and soon had a class of 60 devoted pupils, whom he supported and amongst whom he lived. He based his methods on those of Bonet and Amman, and was the first to attach importance to signs. This is the l'Epée's most definitive work." "C'est en 1776 que l'abbé de L'Epée fit paraître son ouvrage majeur l'Institution des sourds et muets, résultat de ses recherches personnelles et de la profonde conviction qui l'habitait : "L'instruction des sourds-muets, dit-il, consiste à faire entrer par les yeux, dans leur esprit, ce qui est entré dans le nôtre par les oreilles." En Français dans le Texte 168. Illustré par un tableau dépliant hors-texte. Coiffes rognées, coins usés et petits manques de cuir sur le bas des plats. *-------*. In-12. [1 mm] Collation : XXIV, 343, (5) pp., 1 tableau h.-t. Basane marbrée, dos orné, tranches rouges. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Vie du Maréchal Duc de Villars . écrite par lui-méme

      Chez Moutard ., Paris 1784 - First edition. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 4 folding engraved battle plans. 4 vols. 12mo. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines, raised bands, red leather spine labels. Some minor rubbing to covers, else a beautiful set Engraved frontispiece portrait and 4 folding engraved battle plans. 4 vols. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Isidore Stanislas Helman. Incisione originale del 1784 in cornice d' epoca

      Isidore Stanislas Helman Nascita: 1743, Lilla, Francia Decesso: 1806, Parigi, Francia. Bellissima incisione su rame originale in cornice d' epoca del 1784: L' Empereur recoit les hommages des Peuples... Paris chez l' Auteur, de l' Académie des Arts de Lille en Flandre... Le misure: Cornice 48 x 32. Incisione 41 x 25,5. In ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Der Herren Stephan und Joseph von Montgolfier Versuche mit der von ihnen erfundenen aerostatischen Maschine. Ein Auszug aus der französischen Beschreibung des Herrn Faujas de Saint-Fond.

      Nürnberg, Grattenauer 1784. 8°. 6 Bll., 140 S., 1 Bl. Mit 8 Kupfertafeln und 1 gefalt. Tabelle. Pbd. d. Zt. Alter Besitzeintrag am Tit. Die Taf. im äußeren Seitensteg knapp beschn. Verinz. gering fleckig u. wenige kl. Randläsuren. Fromm 8819 - Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Die franz. Ausgabe erschien im Jahr davor. Seltene, frühe Beschreibung der ersten Versuche und Ballonfahrten der Brüder Montgolfier. Die Tafeln zeigen technische Details, das Befüllen der Ballons, den ersten Aufstieg in Versailles 1783, die erste bemannte Fahrt in Paris 1783, das Luftschiff des Jesuiten Lana in Brescia , 1670 u. a

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        La Scienza della Legislazione del Cavalier Gaetano Filangieri

      Presso Filippo Raimondi - Napoli, 1784. ITALIANO 1,38 Tre volumi della seconda metà del '700 in stato discreto, coperta in mezza pelle, dorso in pelle con decorazioni incise in oro, piatti marmorizzati, II tomo con piatto anteriore, risguardia e foglio di guardia staccati dalla legatura, IV tomo privo di coperta e con frontespizio staccato dalla legatura, VIII tomo con volume e coperta coesi solo grazie alla controguardia, evidenti segni del tempo, fioritura sparsa, tagli poco bruniti, pagine discretamente conservate. Su frontespizio di tutti i volumi deliziosa marca tipografic a in nero, firma d'appartenenza. Presentano segnatura dei fascicoli e richiami. Bei capilettera in nero. Tomi I e IV sono una III edizione. Solo Tomi I-IV-VIII. USATO

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