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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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        The Despatch [His Grace the Duke of Wellington, During the Peninsular War, to the British Army, this Print is respectfully dedicated by John Burnet]" originaler Kupferstich und Aquatinta/copper engraving and aquatint ca./approx.60x46,5cm

      - (Darstellung/image size) von und nach John Burnet ( 1784 in Musselburgh bei Edinburgh - 1868 in Stoke Newington bei London) auf Papier/paper (72x52cm) auf Unterlagenkarton montiert/mounted on cardboard; unterhalb der Darstellung in der Platte typographisch betitelt, datiert und bezeichnet; Hodgson & Graves London 1839 [Das großartige wie großformatige Blatt mit mehreren Randläsuren, daher wohl die Montierung auf den Unterlagenkarton und an den Rändern braunfleckig. Mittig auf Höhe des Knies Wellingtons mit durch die Montierung verursachter Quetschfalte. The as great as large engraving at the edges with some bounded tears (may be the reason the engraving was mountedand on cardboard) and brown spotted. In the mid on high of Wellingtons knee with a pleat.] This fictitious, dramatic image is a sophisticated composition meant to celebrate Wellington's iconic status. He writes a despatch as a building burns behind him in an imaginary incident from the Peninsular Wars. The white lining of his cloak creates a focal point in the darkness while the perspective and lighting from below increase his heroic stature. Surrounded by supplicating locals he epitomises the ideal of the British army abroad. By the time this print was published in 1839, the dust had long settled on Wellington's victories, but the great successes of the campaign in Spain and Portugal of 1809-14 still occupied a central role in the public imagination.

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        The New British Traveller; or a Complete Modern Universal Display of Great Britain and Ireland.

      A very good copy in the full brown leather binding.

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        Oeuvres de M. L'Abbé Raynal. I. L'Histoire de Stadhoudérat. II. L'Histoire du Parlement d'Angleterre. III. Mémoires politiques (1). IV. Mémoires politiques (2).

      Chez J.L. Pellet, Genève 1784 - Ensemble complet de 4 volumes in-8 de xij-339, viij-372, iv-415 et 416 pp.; veau porphyre, dos à nerfs richement ornés, triple filet doré encadrant les plat, tranches mouchetées (très bel exemplaire dans une élégante reliure de l'époque). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essai sur la Franc-Maçonnerie, ou du But essentiel et fondamental de la F.-M. de la possibilité et la nécessité de la Réunion des differens Systèmes ou Branches de la M.; du régime convenable à ces Systèmes réunis, et des Lois Maç.(onniques). En 2 volumes.

      à Latomopolis (Paris), chez Xiste Andron, rue du Temple de la Vérité, à l?Ensiegne du Soleil. An de la V, L, 5784] 1784, - in-8vo, LX + 260 p. + à la fin 1 feuille dépl. ?Tableau des connaissances à l?aide desquelles on contribue au plus grand bonheur des hommes en neuf classes? / 1 f. + 416 p. + 1 feuille dépl. ?Tableau alphabétique des F. M. de la province des Gaules?, qqs gravuress sur bois, une table manuscrite de 2 ff. à la fin du T. 2, reliure en veau d?époque , dos à cinq nerfs richement orné or, tome 1 coin sup. avec pt. manque, T. 2 charnière devant avec fente, reliure néanmoins ferme, tranches rouges. Très rare édition originale, publiée anonymement, une traduction en allemand fut publiée avec le nom de l?auteur ?Johann Ludwig von Beyerle?, en 1785.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Wolfstieg, Bibl. der Freim. Lit. N° 1378. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gli apologisti della religione ossia Raccolta di opere contro gl'increduli... Edizione prima veneta.

      nella Stamperia di Carlo Palese, 1784. Diciannove volumi di cm. 21, pp. 6000 ca. complessive. Fregi a ciascun frontespizio. Bella legatura coeva in cart. alla rustica ricoperto in carta dipinta. Titoli a stampa su etichette ai dorsi. Solo un paio di piatti cui manca la ricoperura in carta dipinta, peraltro esemplare genuino e marginoso, ben conservato.

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        Collection : Memoires pour servir a la Vie de Mr. De. Voltaire. Ecrits par lui-meme.1784 + Pensées, Remarques et Observations de Voltaire. Ouvrage Posthume. Barba, Pougens, Fuchs, Paris, An X, 1802 + Opuscules Philosophiques et Littéraires. La plupait Posthumes ou inédites. De L´Imprimerie de Chevet, Paris 1796.

      Bok. 3 in one volume. (2 rare) First work just dated 1784. Contemp half leather with gilt-ornamented spine. Second work with engraved frontispiece. Partly spotted.

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

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

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        Deutliche Vorstellung durch den Eisgang vom 28-29. Febr. 1784. verursachten Ruinen in hiesiger Gegend." Oben eine Gesamtansicht der Stadt aus der Vorgelschau mit der Steineren Brücke im Vordergrund, in der Mitte eine Darstellung der Steinernen Brücke mit Eisschollen, unten links ein kleines Bild mit den Beschädigungen der Steinernen Brücke.

      - Ca. 30,5 x 45 cm (Darstellung), ca. 33,5 x 48,5 cm (Blattformat). Kupferstich von Johann Mayr, Regensburg, 1784 (Gezeichnet, gestochen u. verlegt von Ioh. Mayr, Schriftstecher dahier. 9. May, 1784). Seltenes Ereignisblatt. Rechts oben braune Verfärbung durch Feuchtigkeit, am linken Rand alte Hinterlegung (Riß), am rechten Rand kleiner hinterlegter Einriß, rückseitig fleckig umd alte große Adressierung (geschrieben um 1820), etwas knittrig.

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        Die Gerechtigkeit in Absicht auf die Klöster, und auf ihre inn- und ausländische Güter, und Gefälle nebst geschicht- und aktenmäßiger richtiger Darstellung des wahren Sinnes der sämmtlichen Verordnungen des Westphälischen Friedens über diesen Gegenstand.

      Giessen, bey Justus Friedrich Krieger, 1784. 8vo. Tb., 3 Bll., 218 S. Neuer, hübscher Pappband mit Buntpapierbezug. (exzellenter Zustand, Papier sehr frisch). Erste Ausgabe, entstanden während Schlettweins Professur an der Universität Gießen. - Schlettwein (1731-1802) gilt als der bedeutendste deutsche Vertreter des sogenannten Physiokratismus, einer aus Frankreich herrührenden Wirtschaftsanschauung. Nach dem Studium an der Universität Jena wurde Schlettwein im Jahre 1763 an den Hof nach Karlsruhe berufen, wo er bis 1773 wirkte und seine Begeisterung für die physiokratische Lehre, insbesondere Mirabeaus und Du Pont de Nemours, mit dem Markgrafen Karl Friedrich von Baden-Durlach teilte. Er war bestrebt, Verbesserungen in der Landwirtschaft zu erzielen. Im Jahre 1777 wurde Schlettwein Dekan der ersten ökonomischen Fakultät an einer deutschen Universität, nämlich an der Universität Gießen. Er blieb in dieser Funktion bis 1785. Danach zog er sich auf Gut Beseritz in Mecklenburg-Strelitz zurück, wo er weiter in der Landwirtschaft experimentierte. Hier starb er, weitgehend vereinsamt. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        The Practical Navigator and Seaman's New Daily Assistant Being a Complete System of Practical Navigation, Improved, and Rendered Easy to any common Capacity

      B. Law, London 1784 - In good condition considering age. Board corners are bumped. Leather is rubbed, moreso on edges and verso than upper board. Rubbing along spine and hinges, with some loss at lower spine edge. Binding shaken in first signature only, although pages remain attached. Else very good. An early owner has inscribed the first free endpaper with a note suggesting (on my reading) that the book was bought April 23rd, 1793, "then bound to Gibraltar with Garrison provisions." There is more that I am unable to decipher. There are further notes in pencil in later endpapers and some pencil calculations at back endpapers . Edges of text block browned and somewhat grimy from use. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Ships & the Sea. Picture 2: Front of book. Picture 3: Back of book - note rubbing. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52246. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les aventures de Télémaque, fils d’Ulysse. Tome premier – [Second]. Imprimé par ordre du Roi pour l’éducation de Monseigneur le Dauphin, Paris, Imprimerie de Didot l’aîné, Collection des Auteurs Classiques François et Latins, 1784. 2 tomos.

      1784 - In-8° mayor.- (6 h.) 453 p. + (2 h.) 438 p. (1 h.).- Ilustrado con un retrato del autor según VIVIEN, grabado por Delvaux, en dos estados, “avant” y “après la lettre” en el tomo I, y otro retrato en el tomo II, según original de AUGUST ST. AUBIN, grabado por él mismo, en estado “avec la lettre”.- 25 láminas de J. M. MOREAU, grabadas por E. De Ghendt, M. Girardet y J. B. Simonet, en tres estados: al aguafuerte, “avant” y “après la lettre”.– Encuadernación en marroquí rojo del siglo XIX; tapas enmarcadas por triple filete dorado; lomo de cinco nervios ricamente ornamentado “à l’oiseau”, con hierros, florones y recuadros de filetes dorados; rica orla interior dorada; cantos dorados (Cape).– Algunas huellas ocasionales de óxido dispersas, que en algunos casos alcanzan marginalmente a los grabados; distinguido ejemplar.- Procedencia: Bibliothèque Genard (ex libris); Julia Helena Acevedo de Martínez de Hoz (ex libris armoriado). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Vols. I and II:] Figures of non-descript Shells collected in the different Voyages to the South Seas since the year 1764 ... [Vols. III and IV:] The Universal Conchologist, exhibiting the Figure of every known Shell, accurately drawn and painted after Nature: with a new systematic arrangement by the Author...

      London, sold at his house no. 16 Great Marlborough Street, [1784-] 1789 [-1812]. 4 volumes. 4to (335 x 273mm), vol. I with engraved frontispiece of a shell, engraved title, engraved dedication to the King, two engraved plates of medals, pp. 27 [1, blank] letterpress text in English and French, engraved 'Explanatory Table', listing the shells and their sources, the three further volumes with engraved title and 'Explanatory Table' for each volume, with a total of 160 hand-coloured aquatint and watercolour plates (not counting the frontispiece) containing 355 figures, mostly depicting two views of a shell within a quadruple-ruled border; a few faint marginal waterstains on a few leaves, some very occasional marginal spotting, generally a very fresh, attractive copy, bound in contemporary full red straight-grained morocco, panelled in blind with interlocking panels on sides, spines tooled in blind, gilt ornaments on the turn-ins, gilt edges, with the bookbinder Welcher's label on free front endleaves. A rare complete set of 'The Universal Conchologist', in the large-format 'deluxe' issue (see below). A fine copy of one of the most attractive shell books ever produced. The first two volumes, devoted to shells of the South Seas, were originally published as a separate work in 1784. Martyn then extended the work to four volumes with an additional 80 plates. 'From the introduction to 'The universal conchologist' we learn that it was "to commence with the figures of shells (most of them rare and nondescript) which have been collected by several officers of the ships under the command of Captain Byron, Wallis, Cook, and others made to the South Sea" ... When the 'Resolution and the Discovery' returned from the third and last voyage in 1780 [the dealer] Humphrey purchased some more shells, but the bulk of the conchological spoils went this time to Thomas Martyn, a knowledgeable dealer, versatile writer and gifted artist ... Unlike Humphrey and other dealers who snapped up the Cook shells Thomas Martyn had more than a pecuniary interest in his purchases. Martyn's reason for wanting to corner the market in South Seas shells was entirely praiseworthy; although he sold many of the shells he had bought, he illustrated the finest in 'The Universal Conchologist', his magnum opus [and] a work which, for beauty, has seldom been surpassed in the history of conchological iconography' (Dance, A history of shell collecting)./Martyn purchased shells brought back from Cook's third voyage, although, as he wrote to Henry Seymer on 9 December 1780, 'I have purchased, amounting to 400 gns, more than 2 thirds of the whole brought home, Nevertheless I do not abound either in the variety of the new or many duplicates of the known ones that are valuable'. As a result, he modified his project and instead of presenting two shells on each plate, presented only one but depicted in two different views. Besides the specimens deriving from Cook's voyages, Martyn included specimens from the collections of the Duchess of Portland, the Countess of Bute, John Hunter, the Forsters, and others./The fine plates were drawn by Martyn and engraved and coloured by his 'Academy' of young men whom he had trained as natural history artists. The plates, each showing a single species in two positions, were engraved in soft aquatint and printed lightly inked, so that when hand-coloured they would resemble watercolours./Thomas Martyn (ca 1760-1816) was a native of Coventry, who lived in London at various addresses, 'most notably 10, Great Marlborough Street, Westminster, where he established his academy for the painting of Natural History. Besides the present work, his 'chef d'oeuvre', he published works on a dirigible balloon he designed, and various works of entomology, and colour theory./The complete four-volume work is complicated by various issue points and varieties of format, dating, etc. There are variants amongst some of the plates, some being intended for the standard quarto issue, and others being adapted for the 'select' issue, which is often mounted on large sheets of blank blue-grey mounts. Unusually, the present copy contains the 'select' issue plates, but unmounted./The single shell that serves as a frontispiece usually bears the caption 'Aphrodite' in Greek, and is framed by a gilt Greek key design; here it is uncaptioned and unframed. Several of the plates are also unframed. Otherwise the present copy conforms to the issue points of the 'select', folio issue, with the plates within larger frames. The following differences were first noticed by Dall: Plate 43 has two views of shell. There is only one view in the quarto. Plate 57 and 59; same remark. Plates 61 and 63, the figures are side by side. In the quarto (owing to the smaller page?) they are placed diagonally' (Dall, 'Supplementary notes' p. 186). I have also noticed that the following plates also differ, with the ones in the present copy being placed side-by-side within larger frames: 2, 30, and 35./The plates are on heavy woven paper, some of it with an undated Whatman watermark. The format of the plates is altered from portrait to landscape, in rectangular rather than mostly square-ruled frames, and with the rules quadruple rather than double. As a result, here they are bound in sideways, with the plate numbers in the upper inner corner./Nine plates in the present copy (see below) are signed by one of the artists trained by Martin, John Harris, who was an accomplished illustrator of numerous natural history works of the late eighteenth, early nineteenth century./John Harris '(1767-1832), watercolour painter and illustrator, was born in London on 5 June 1767, the second son of Moses Harris (1730-c. 1788), the artist and entomologist. He was brought up at Deptford, which gave him a taste for marine subjects. He was articled c. 1780 to the entomologist Thomas Martyn, whose Academy for Illustrating and Painting Natural History was in Great Marlborough Street. Until about 1789 he also worked for James Edwards, the bookseller in Pall Mall, colouring prints and books. He exhibited landscapes and topographical subjects in watercolour at the Royal Academy from 1797, when he was living at Amelia Street, Walworth, to 1815, by which time he had moved to 27 Mansion House Row, Kennington./'... According to a memoir by the son, which is tipped in a Bible now at the Houghton Library, Harvard, "as an Artist in the painting of Subjects of natural History Viz Insects, Shells &c &c He was I Believe, without a rival" (Weimerskirch, 249)' (Huon Mallalieu in ODNB; see P. J. Weimerskirch, 'John Harris, sr., 1767-1832: a memoir by his son', Book Collector, 42 (1993), pp 245-52). /Eight of the plates in vols III and IV are signed in ink 'J.H. pinx[i]t' and one, plate 144, is inscribed 'Paintd by J Harris Mansion House Street Kennington 1812' (plates 86, 87, 94, 119 in vol III and 138, 144 [signed], 150, 151, and 159 in vol IV). This date accords with other evidence that the last volume was not completed until early in the nineteenth century. It also tallies with the watermark date 1811 on the free endleaf of the final volume, indicating that the volumes were bound about that time./The binder, Samuel Welcher, was partner with the other binder of 'select' copies, L. Staggemeier, at nos 11 and 12 Villiers Street in the Strand. Both were German émigrées and were in partnership as Staggemeier and Welcher from 1799 to 1809, after which Welcher remained at 12 Villiers Street./The 'select' issue also differs in the letterpress setting and text in volume one, having the half-title 'The Universal Conchologist' on page 1, and 27 pages of text; the ordinary issue has 39 pages, divided into 'Introduction' and 'Preface'.//The engraved plate of medals honours noble patrons of the work (the Emperor of Germany, the King of Naples, the Pope). The first is dated 1788. and the second 1792.//See William Healey Dall, 'Thomas Martyn and the Universal Conchologist', Proceedings of the United States National Museum, vol XXIX, pp 415-432 (Washington 1905), and 'Supplementary Notes ...', idem, vol XXXIII, pp 185-192 (Washington 1907)//cf Ferguson I 4,40; Forbes I 79, 80, 175, 176; Nissen ZBI, 2728.

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        Beurkundete Geschichte der gegenseitigen Gerechtsamen und hierüber entstandenen Differenzien des fürstlichen Reichsstiftes St. Emmeram, dann des heil. röm. Reichs freyen Stadt Regensburg; mit Bezug auf das fürstliche Hochstift und übrige Reichs-unmittelbare Stifter allda; sammt beygefügten hieraus sich ergebenden rechtlichen Bemerkungen.

      O. O., 1784.. 2 Bll., 347 S. HPrgt. d. Zt. Folio. Interessante Sammlung von Dokumenten zur Geschichte von St. Emmeram.

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        A Voyage To The Pacific Ocean; Undertaken By Command Of His Majesty; For Making Discoveries In The Northern Hemisphere: Performed Under The Direction Of Captains Cook, Clerke, And Gore, In The Years 1776, 1777, 1778, And 1780. Being a Copious, Comprehensive, and Satisfactory Abridgement Of The Voyage

      Stockedale, Scatcherd, Whitaker etc, London 1784 - 4 vols. 38 copper engravings. Contemporary full calf, some joints worn. Minor wear on spines. Ink marks and rubbings creating small holes to 3 vols, affecting 6 leaves & in prelims incl. 1 frontispiece, but else a very nice set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Chart of the Sandwich Islands.

      1784 - Dublin: The United Company of Booksellers, 1784. 280 x 480mm. A very fine example. One of the earliest printed chart of Cook's route around the Hawaiian islands, which he discovered in November 1778, with an inset of Karakakooa Bay, where he met his death in February 1779. The islands are named: Owyhee, Mowee, Morotoi, Ranai, Woahoo, Atooi and Oneeheow. The map was engraved by J. Butler for the Irish pirate edition of the account of Cook's third voyage. The United Company of Booksellers was a loose conglomeration of publishers: the National Library of Canada states the 1784 Dublin edition was published by H. Chamberlaine and 26 others!

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        1784 Prose, e versi per onorare la memoria di Livia Doria Caraffa principessa del S.R. Imp. e della Roccella di alcuni rinomati autori.

      REALE TIPOGRAFIA BODONI, 1784. Ritratto di Livia Doria Caraffa in antiporta inciso da Raffaello Morghen da soggetto di fedele Fischietti, 4 carte non numerate, altro ritratto, dei medesimi autori, della principessa entro medaglione arricchito da figure ed elementi archeologici egizi, pagg. 1-60, 1 tavola inc., pagg. 61-244, 1 tav., pagg. 245-407, 1 c. non num. Numerosi eleganti iniziali (41), fregi (69), finalini (42) incisi da S. Bianchi e 16 cornici incise da Benigno Bossi, tutto di gusto neoclassico. Bella legatura coeva in mezza piena pelle con titoli e fregi dorati al dorso, piatti marmorizzati, segnalibro in stoffa rossa. In 4° (290x220) Margini molto ampi. Prima edizione (ristampata con aggiunte nel 1793), di una fra le più apprezzate opere per nitidezza d'esecuzione e ricchezza delle incisioni, che Brooks definisce "tra i piu' bei libri stampati da Bodoni". Ricordiamo alcuni tra i più illustri poeti e letterati dell'epoca, autori di componimenti qui pubblicati: I. Pindemonte, A. De Giorgi Bertola, S. Bettinelli, C. Bondi, ecc., che si celano con pseudonimi di arcadi. Alcune macchioline al frontespizio e nelle pagine sucessive, ma mai invasive. Volume prestigioso, di grande fascino.

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        La scienza della legislazione. Prima edizione milanese (completa)

      Giuseppe Galeazzi Regio Stampatore, Milano 1784 - 11 tomi in 16 rilegati in 6 volumiÂ(cm 11,5 x 18,5), pp. 208 (tomo I); 150 (tomo II, parte I); 155 + (1) + (1b) (tomo II parte II); 142 (tomo III parte I); 164 (tomo III parte II); 184 (tomo III parte III); 228 (tomo III parte IV); 144 (tomo IV parte I), 189 (tomo IV parte II), 140 (tomo IV parte III); 100 (parte V) + 127 + (3). Legatura in mezza pelle coeva. Bell'esemplare della prima edizione milanese definitiva,completa della quinta parte sulla religione cui sono aggiunte delle note giustificative dei fatti, dell'opera dell'illuminista napoletano, non portata a compimento per la prematura morte di Filangieri a 36 anni. La Scienza, avversata dai circoli del potere napoletani e condannata nel 1784 dalla Congregazione dellÂ’Indice, ebbe subito una fortuna enorme in Italia, con testimonianze di stima di eminenti contemporanei come Bianchi e Pietro Verri, e anche in Europa, con gli encomi della Societa' economica di Berna (noto centro di cultura fisiocratica) e le traduzioni tedesca del 1784, francese del 1786, spagnola e – parziali – russa e svedese. ITA

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        La maçonnerie mesmérienne ou les Leçons prononcées par Fr. Mocet, Riala, Themola, Séca et Célaphon, de l'Ordre des F. de l'Harmonie, en loge mesmérienne de Bordeaux, l'an des influences 5784, et du mesmérisme le 1er, par M. J.-B.***, D. M. (J.-B. Barbeguière, docteur en médecine)

      à Amsterdam (Bordeaux), 1784, in 8°, de 83pp., cart. papier marbré moderne genre ancien, bon exemplaire. Mention "Au fr.: Burgaud à Charente" au f. de titre. Rare recueil de planches maçonniques prononcées par Fr. Mocet, Riala, Themola, Séca et Célaphon, de l'Ordre des Frères de l'Harmonie, loge mesmérienne de Bordeaux. En mars 1783 Mesmer crée la "loge de l'harmonie", qui deviendra plus tard "la Société de l'Harmonie Universelle". Cette Société para-maçonnique développa rapidement ses activités en province. La réception et la "révélation du secret" se faisait au travers d'un rituel de type maçonnique, et moyennant finance. L. Cl. de Saint-Martin deviendra le 27e membre de la "Société de l'Harmonie" le 4 février 1784 mais il s'éloignera progressivement de Mesmer dont il regrette l'insistance matérialiste sur l'action du fluide. En 1785, Mesmer expulse Bergasse, Kornmann et d'autres membres influents de la Société de l'harmonie. Cette scission reflète des divisions politiques, et Mesmer quitte finalement la France, reprochant à ses élèves de ne pas avoir gardé son "secret ". ¶ Dorbon n°203 "Opuscule très rare dirigé spécialement contre Mesmer et la loge mesmérienne de Bordeaux fondée par Mocet..." - Caillet n°709 "très rare" - Fesch col. 141 - Crabtree n°34 "The pronouncement of a group of Bordeaux freemasons concernign their views on mesmerism. They were at first orthodox members of the Bordeaux Lodge of Harmony founded to teach animal magnetism..." - cat. CCFR 4 ex. seulement (Rouen, BNF, Bordeaux, Lyon)

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        Teilnachlaß der Familie Niemetschek-Neuling-Richter. Sadska, Prag, Wien u. a. O., 1784-1868.

      1784. Über 100 Briefe, Dokumente und Notizen von, an und zu Franz Xaver Niemetschek und Familie. Umfangreicher Teilnachlaß aus der direkten Nachkommenschaft des ersten Mozartbiographen. Zwar enthalten die Dokumente keine neuen Informationen zu Mozart selbst, jedoch werfen sie neues Licht auf das bislang nur unvollständig erfaßte Leben Niemetscheks und beleuchten darüber hinaus facettenreich das groß- und bildungsbürgerliche Milieu der Biedermeierzeit in Wien und Böhmen. Insbesondere die Diskussion, ob Niemetschek Mozart jemals persönlich begegnet ist, erhält neue Nahrung durch den Beleg, daß der früh musikbegeisterte Gelehrte (selbst Pianist) während seiner Studienzeit in Prag 1787 durchaus Gelegenheit hatte, Mozart bei seinen Auftritten zu sehen. - Der im böhmischen Sadská geborene Schulmann F. X. Niemetschek war schon 1778 als Schüler nach Prag gekommen; ab 1794 war er Erzieher und Unterkunftgeber des neunjährigen Carl Thomas Mozart (bis 1797). Seine Frau Theresia (geb. Schnell), Tochter eines Prager Kaufmanns und in den frühen 1790er Jahren eine der gefragtesten Hutmacherinnen der Stadt, hatte im Prager Salon des Pianisten F. X. Duschek und seiner Frau Josephine die Familie Mozart bereits 1787 kennengelernt. Während Friedrich Schlichtegroll, der andere frühe Biograph Mozarts, seine Kenntnisse über den Musiker nur von dessen Salzburger Freund Albert von Mölk und der Schwester Maria Anna Mozart bezog (weswegen sein Bericht die Jugend Mozarts ausführlicher behandelt und die Wiener Zeit geringer gewichtet), hatte Niemetschek die Witwe Constanze als Gewährsfrau. Er konnte den Komponisten deshalb jedenfalls nach den Mitteilungen Constanzes, denen der Duscheks und seiner eigenen Gattin, nach umstrittener Auffassung aber wahrscheinlich auch aus kurzer persönlicher Kenntnis schildern. 1798 erschien unter Constanzes Mitarbeit seine berühmte erste Mozartbiographie (eine frühere Fassung soll bereits im Vorjahr bei Kasper Widtmann in Prag erschienen sein, doch ist kein Exemplar bekannt). - Im Jahre 1799 wurde Niemetscheks Tochter Theresia geboren, 1802 sein Sohn Franz Xaver d. J. Im gleichen Jahr wurde er als Professor der Philosophie an die Prager Universität berufen. Theresia heiratete 1820 den Wiener Hausbesitzer und Geschäftsmann Bruno Neuling, Eigentümer des weitläufigen Hauses "Zum goldenen Hirschen" in der Wiener Leopoldstadt, wo 1834-86 zahlreiche Mitglieder der Musikerfamilie Strauß wohnen sollten. Nach dessen Tod 1829 heiratete Theresia schon 1830 in zweiter Ehe Franz Richter, einen engen Freund ihres Bruders. Niemetschek zog nach seiner Pensionierung zu seiner Tochter nach Wien, wo er im 83. Lebensjahr starb. - Der vorliegende Teilnachlaß umfaßt die Lebenszeit des Mozartbiographen und seiner beiden Kinder bis Anfang der 1860er Jahre. Die Dokumente vermitteln ein detailreiches Bild des privaten Lebens der bürgerlichen Bildungsschicht im Vormärz: Sie betreffen Familienfeiern, finanzielle Abrechnungen, lästige Vormundschaftspflichten, medizinische Ratschläge und Hausmittel, häufige Verwandtenbesuche in Sadská und Zebus sowie die romantischen und beruflichen Wirren Franz Niemetscheks des Jüngeren, aber auch Grüße von Carl Mozart und anderen befreundeten Musikern, Versuche zur Konversion evangelischer Freunde zum Katholizismus und die Umbrüche der Revolution 1848 in Wien und Böhmen, darunter Augenzeugenberichte aus Sadská und ein aus Angst vor der Zensur anonymisierter Brief eines nach Boston ausgewanderten revolutionären Verwandten. - Detaillierte Verlistung auf Anfrage.

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        Die Gerechtigkeit in Absicht auf die Klöster, und auf ihre inn- und ausländische Güter, und Gefälle nebst geschicht- und aktenmäßiger richtiger Darstellung des wahren Sinnes der sämmtlichen Verordnungen des Westphälischen Friedens über diesen Gegenstand.

      bey Justus Friedrich Krieger, Giessen 1784 - Giessen, bey Justus Friedrich Krieger, 1784. 8vo. Tb., 3 Bll., 218 S. Neuer, hübscher Pappband mit Buntpapierbezug. (exzellenter Zustand, Papier sehr frisch). Erste Ausgabe, entstanden während Schlettweins Professur an der Universität Gießen. - Schlettwein (1731-1802) gilt als der bedeutendste deutsche Vertreter des sogenannten Physiokratismus, einer aus Frankreich herrührenden Wirtschaftsanschauung. Nach dem Studium an der Universität Jena wurde Schlettwein im Jahre 1763 an den Hof nach Karlsruhe berufen, wo er bis 1773 wirkte und seine Begeisterung für die physiokratische Lehre, insbesondere Mirabeaus und Du Pont de Nemours, mit dem Markgrafen Karl Friedrich von Baden-Durlach teilte. Er war bestrebt, Verbesserungen in der Landwirtschaft zu erzielen. Im Jahre 1777 wurde Schlettwein Dekan der ersten ökonomischen Fakultät an einer deutschen Universität, nämlich an der Universität Gießen. Er blieb in dieser Funktion bis 1785. Danach zog er sich auf Gut Beseritz in Mecklenburg-Strelitz zurück, wo er weiter in der Landwirtschaft experimentierte. Hier starb er, weitgehend vereinsamt. (exzellenter Zustand, Papier sehr frisch). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Neue Welt = Karte

      Norimberga 1784 - Carta georgafica de l mondo inserita nell'atlante degli eredi della tipografia Homann. Dal punto di vista cartografico la mappa presenta diverse innovazioni ed aggiornamenti, soprattutto nel Pacifico dove sono mostrate le scoperte di Cook del 1770. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione. This interesting world map presents some curious cartography, given the date of the map. The Great Lakes are shown as one huge body of water and California is strangely shaped with the Baja nearly appearing as an island. Australia includes several place names on the eastern coast, which resulted from Cook's discoveries in 1770. However, Van Diemens Land is still shown connected to the mainland. The tracks of several late 18th century expeditions are shown. Color key and German text panel below the hemispheres. Dimensioni 590 490mm

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        Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Établissemens et du Commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes. En dix volumes. / In 10 Bänden. Aus der Fürst Moritz Liechtensteinischen Bibliothek (Wappen-Exlibris in jedem Band). Mit 10 Titelkupfern und insgesamt 25 ausklappbaren Tafeln.

      Neuchatel/Geneve, Chez les Libraires associés. 1783 und 1784 (Tome 10). - 8°. [20 x 13 cm]. X/416, VIII/331, VIII/345, VIII/327, VIII/346, VII/335, VII/328, VIII/364, IV/369, 430 pages. Reliures en demi-veau. / Halblederbände mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung, Lederecken und rotgesprenkeltem Ganzschnitt. (Kanten berieben. Bezug unterschiedlich beschabt, partiell auch abgeschabt. Insgesamt gering bestossen. Band 5 mit kleinem Fehlstück an Deckellängskante. Band 8 mit 2cm-Frassstelle im Rücken. Innen kaum fleckig). - Autrement en bon état. / Ansonsten gut erhaltene, ordentliche Exemplare in fester Bindung und ohne Eintragungen.

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        De l'universalité de la langue française , discours qui a remporté le prix de l'Académie de Berlin

      Second edition. Tchemerzine notes this as the first edition, published it in Berlin Decker. Tchemerzine IX, 403. Bound in vellum manuscript nineteenth back slightly yellowed head. The half-title page is missing. Treaty of the origin of the French language and its linguistic characteristics. Rivarol compared to European languages. The intelligence of Rivarol is to establish a reflection on the history, characteristics of a nation, and how all the factors and make up the characteristics of a language. Although Rivarol presents a tribute to the French language, this praise is not without constant criticism about his inconsistencies or imperfections. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! chez Bailly, Dessenne. à Berlin & se trouve à Paris 1784 in-8 (13,5x20cm) (2) 92pp. relié

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        Kurze Fragen ueber die Christiche Glaubens-Lehre . den

      1784 - (EARLY AMERICAN BINDING). Schultz, Christoph. Kurze Fragen Ueber die Christiche Glaubens-Lehre . Den Christlichen Glaubens-Schulern. Philadelphia: Carl Cist, 1784. [10], 140 p. Contemporary sprinkled calf, blind roll and fillets on boards and spine, red sprinkled edges, by Christoph Hoffmann. A nice, tight copy. A nicely preserved Hoffmann binding. Christoph Hoffmann (1727-1804) was a Schwenckfelder minister as well as an accomplished bookbinder who worked in Philadelphia County from the early 1760s. Bryn Mawr/Maser Collection 15; German Language Printing 610; Evans 18779. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Legitimidad, Nobleza e Hidalguía de la ascendencia de Joaquín de Terresuela y Adamez.

      1784 - "Nueva Granada. Interesting and Attractive. Illuminated Patent of Nobility". 1 coat o farms, 1 leaf, 121 folios. Red silk covers with there main softies. A RARE ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT FROM NUEVA GRANADA. PATENTS OF NOBILITY RELATED TO SOUTH AMERICAN FAMILIES ARE MUCH SOUGHT AFTER. This particular manuscript document attests the limpieza de Sangre of Joaquin de Zerresuela y Adamez, oficial mayor de la Contaduría de la Real Casa de la Moneda of Santa Fe de Bogotá. This document provides an interesting insight into life in Nueva Granada and Venezuela at the end of the XVIIIth Century. We learn that of Terresuela’s seven siblings, five brothers and two sisters, all born in Nueva Granada, three males had become members of the clergy and one sister had become a nun. One brother, Fray Manuel de la Asunción, was Prior of the convent of Tunja, another worked for Joaquin in the Contaduría. The remaining female, doña Josefa, married Fernando Nuñez who had come from Spain. A great variety of people give favourable testimony in Santa Fe on behalf of Joaquin and on behalf of his father in Tocuyo (Venezuela) where he had been a captain. The report also records the life of his ancestors who lived in XVIIth century in Maracaibo and Caracas who had intervened in the struggles against the Indians. The last part of the document contains the documents dealing with the Letters patent of Nobility of Fernando Nuñez. (G. 11096/LA16/80). vols. volumen(es)/volume(s) 121 pp páginas

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        Schloßplan mit Umgebung und die Gartenalagen ('Abriss über Breitenlohe 1784').

      - aquarellierte Tuschefederzeichnung v. F.C.F. Hammer, dat. 1784, 34,5 x 42,5

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        Allgemeines Adels-Archiv der österreichischen Monarchie, welches in alphabetischer Ordnung alle reichsfürstliche Häuser, reichs und erbländisch gräfliche und freiherrliche Geschlechter, auch ritterliche und adeliche Familien [...] darstellet. Des ersten Teils, erster (- vierter) Band. 4 Teile in einem Band.

      4. Mit zahlr. Textkupfern, 4 gefalt. Kupfertafeln u. 15 gefalt. Tabellen. 4 Bll., 764 (recte 766) S., 4 Bll., Grüner Ppbd. d. Zt. m. Deckel- u. Rückenverg., Deckeln m. eingelegten marmor. Mittelstücken, goldgepr. Rückenschild u. dreiseitigem Farbschnitt. Erstausgabe alles Erschienene! - Das unvollständig gebliebene Werk beschreibt insgesamt 126 Familien der österreichischen Monarchie von Abensberg und Traun bis Zinzendorf. - Die Kupfer sind von A. Zenger. Das Werk, das die Fortsetzung des mit gleichem Titel erschienenen Werkes von S. J. Schröckh (Wien, 1784, 32 S.) bildet, enthält 126 Familien (Krieg). - Der dekorative Einband beschabt u. bestoßen. Vorsatzbl. m. längerem bibliogr. Eintrag zu vorliegendem Werk. Hinteres Vorsatzbl. fehlt. Etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig sowie vereinzelte Knickspuren. - Krieg, MNE I, 421.

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        A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere (Vol I, II, III) [3 volumes]

      Printed for H Chamberlaine, W Watson, Potts, Williams and others, Dublin 1784 - , in 3 volumes (To Determine the Position and Extent of the West Side of North America, its Distance from Asia and the Practicability of a Northern Passage to Europe, Performed Under the Direction of Captains Cooke Clerke and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery, in the Years 1776 1777 1778 1779 and 1780), 2 plates with titles (Vol I engraved frontispiece portrait, folding Table of Numerals), armorial bookplate to each volume New Edition , some wear to all volumes, bumping to corners, splits to joints, chipping to spine edges, vertical split to spine of Vol III, very slight splitting to hinges, small section missing upper free endpaper Vol I, marking to endpapers, interiors in good condition, exteriors in fair condition , full calf, gilt decorative border to boards, gilt decoration and rules with titles on labels to spines, blindstamped decorative turn-ins, green edges, octavo, 22 x 13.5 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kurze Fragen ueber die Christiche Glaubens-Lehre ... den

      , 1784. 1784. (EARLY AMERICAN BINDING). Schultz, Christoph. Kurze Fragen Ueber die Christiche Glaubens-Lehre ... Den Christlichen Glaubens-Schulern.... Philadelphia: Carl Cist, 1784. [10], 140 p. Contemporary sprinkled calf, blind roll and fillets on boards and spine, red sprinkled edges, by Christoph Hoffmann. A nice, tight copy. A nicely preserved Hoffmann binding. Christoph Hoffmann (1727-1804) was a Schwenckfelder minister as well as an accomplished bookbinder who worked in Philadelphia County from the early 1760s. Bryn Mawr/Maser Collection 15; German Language Printing 610; Evans 18779.

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        [Gustav III] Parmense in adventu Gustavi III Sveciae regis.

      Parma, ex typographia regia [=J. B. Bodoni], 1784. Folio. (7,1 blank,1,1 blank),30,(1) s. Med grav. titelvinjett och grav. vinjetter på s. (3), 1 och 30. Elegant rött halvmarokängbd från 1900-talets första hälft med upphöjda bind och guldornerad rygg samt fint inplacerad titeletikett från gammalt band. Fin inlaga. Titelbladet obetydligt solkigt. Med Adolfo Rasis små stplr på titelbladet. Brooks Edizioni Bodoniane 247. En annan upplaga trycktes samtidigt i kvarto. Folioupplagan är ytterst sällsynt på bokmarknaden. Detta är Bodonis ståtliga hyllning till Gustav III när kungen besökte tryckeriet i Parma under sin italienska resa. Sten G. Lindberg skriver att kungen "omkring den 1 maj avlade ett besök i Bodonis redan berömda officin. Den frejdade boktryckaren försatt inte detta tillfälle utan tryckte en särskild hyllning, Hypomnema Parmense, som uppvisar alla de typografiska särdrag, bokstavsformens elegans, sättningens balans och tryckets svärta, som berett sin mästare en alltjämt lysande rangplats bland Europas typografer".

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        The Universal Conchologist, exhibiting the Figure of every known Shell, accurately drawn and painted after Nature: with a new systematic arrangement by the Author .../ Figures of non-descript Shells collected in the different Voyages to the South Seas since the year 1764 ... London, sold at his house no.

      16 Great Malborough Street, 1784. 2 volumes. Folio (405 x 405mm). With handcoloured engraved frontispiece of a shell within a gilt Greek key border, 3 engraved title pages, engraved dedication leaf, 2 explanatory tables and 1 leaf observation on the explanatory table, 27 pages text both in English and French, and 80 handcoloured engraved plates, and 1 unrecorded handcoloured engraved plate 'the Purse Mollusca'. Contemporary brown half morocco, richly gilt ornamented spines with gilt lettering, marbled sides. A fine copy of a very rare Large-Format 'deluxe' issue (see below) of one of the most attractive shell book ever published. The work was extended to four volumes but these two, devoted to shells of the South Seas, were published as a separate work. "From the introduction to 'The Universal Conchologist' we learn that it was 'to commence with the figures of shells (most of them rare and nondescript) which have been collected by several officers of the ships under the command of Captain Byron, Wallis, Cook, and others made to the South Seas' ... When the 'Resolution' and the 'Discovery' returned from the third and last voyage in 1780 (the dealer) Humphrey purchased some more shells, but the bulk of the conchological spoils were this time to Thomas Martyn, a knowledgeable dealer, versatile writer and gifted artist ... Unlike Humphrey and other dealers who snapped up the Cook shells Thomas Martyn had more than a pecuniary interest in his purchases, Martyn's reason for wanting to corner the market in South Seas shells was entirely praiseworthy; although he sold many of the shells he had bought, he illustrated the finest in 'The Universal Conchologist', his magnum opus (and) a work, which for, beauty, has seldom been surpassed in the history of conchological iconography" (Dance, Hist. of Shell Collecting)./Martyn purchased shells brought back from Cook's third voyage, although, as he wrote to Henry Seymer on 9 December 1780, 'I have purchased, amounting to 400 gns, more than 2 thirds of the whole brought home, Nevertheless I do not abound either in the variety of the new or many duplicates of the known ones that are valuable'. As a result, he modified his project and instead of presenting two shells on each plate, presented only one but depicted in two different views. Besides the specimens deriving from Cook's voyages, Martyn included specimens from the collections of the Duchess of Portland, the Countess of Bute, John Hunter, the Forsters, and others./The fine plates were drawn by Martyn and engraved and coloured by his 'Academy' of young men who he had trained as natural history artists. The plates, each showing a single species in two positions, were engraved in soft aquatint and printed lightly inked, so that when handcoloured they would resemble watercolours./Thomas Martyn (ca 1760-1816) was a native of Coventry, who lived in London at various addresses, most notably 10, Great Marlborough Street, Westminster, where he established his academy for the painting of Natural History. Besides the present work, his 'chef d'oeuvre', he published works on a dirigible balloon he designed, and various works of entomology, and colour theory. //The 'deluxe' large paper edition (405 x 405mm) is much bigger than the 4to edition (345 x 280mm), the plates are mounted on large sheets of blue mounts, the format of the plates is altered from portrait to landscape, in rectangular rather than square-ruled frames./The 'deluxe' issue also differs in letterpress and has 27 pages of text, the ordinary issue has 39 pages, divided into 'Introduction' and 'Preface'. /The following differences were first noticed by Dall: Plate 43 has two views of shell. There is only one view in the quarto. Plate 57 and 59; same remark. Plates 61 and 63, the figures are side by side. In the quarto (owing to the smaller page?) they are placed diagonally' (Dall, 'Supplementary notes' p. 186). I have noticed that the following plates also differ, with the ones in the present copy being placed side-by-side within larger frames: 2, 30, and 35. Plate 78 is altogether different, the same shell but differently portrayed.//Provenance: Lucy Portman the gift of James Buck Esq. 1801 on free endpaper and a manuscript note: Bought at Sotheby's sale april /29.//See William Healey Dall, 'Thomas Martyn and the Universal Conchologist', Proceedings of the United States National Museum, vol. XXIX, pp. 415-432 (Washington 1905), and 'Supplementary Notes ...', idem, vol. XXXIII, pp. 185-192 (Washington 1907).//cf Ferguson I 4,40; Forbes I 79, 80, 175, 176; Nissen ZBI, 2728.

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        Old Ballads, Historical and Narrative, with Some of Modern Date; Now first collected and reprinted from rare Copies and MSS. With Notes

      London, 1784. Expanded edition (first published in 1777). 4 vols. 8vo. Nineteenth century tree calf gilt, spines gilt. Joints a bit rubbed, some toning to preliminaries. Bookplates. Expanded edition (first published in 1777). 4 vols. 8vo.

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        An Enquiry into the Principal Phaenomena of Sounds and Musical Strings

      Dublin: Printed by Joseph Hill, at the College Printing-House, 1784. First edition. rebound in brown cloth lettered in gilt, all edges marbled. Title page dust soiled and relined on paper, terminal leaf also dust soiled, very slight foxing to a few preliminary and terminal leaves, else very good. Octavo. Illustrated with fold out plate (a little fragile in one fold) and "Table of Notes produces by a Single String of an Aeolian Lyre" Matthew Young (1750 - 1800) was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and he also taught there. He took orders in 1775 and was conferred the bishopric of Confert and Kilmacduagh by Lord Cornwallis in 1798. He was a musician, an enthusiastic botanist and somewhat of an artist. Young spent several years working on a commentary to Newton's "Principia"; in this volume he "endeavoured to vindicate the 47th prop. B.2, of Newton's Principia from the objections which have been made against it; as it appears to me to be the only true principle on which the phaenomena of the pulses of air can be explained. ....and have enquired with some minuteness into the nature of the vibrations of elastic fibres, a part of natural philosophy which seems to be more fertile in consequences than has hitherto been supposed, since the ingenious wirtings of Harley and Priestly on that subject. ..." -from the Advertisement.

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