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        The Sylph; A Novel.

      Dublin: For W. Wilson, T. Walker, [Et Al.. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1784. 1st. Hardcover. 12 mo; (iv), (1) - 284. pages; 12mo, contemporary calf leather, gilt-ruled spine, morocco spine label; scuffed, spine ends rubbed. Lacking front free endpaper. The Duchess of Devonshire's second book, first published in 1778, chronicles the life of a young, newly married lady of high society not unlike its author. This follows Julia from her idyllic country life to her bad marriage to a philandering rich aristocrat. Provenance- Estate of Matthew P Coulter Oct 24, 1911. ; 0 .

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        Geschichte und Zustand der Königlich Grosbrittanischen Kriegsmacht zu Wasser und zu Lande von den frühesten Zeiten bis an’s Jahr 1784.

      Dessau und Leipzig, Buchhandlung der Gelehrten, und beim Verfasser, 1784. - Nebst einem Abris des lezten amerikanischen Krieges, und anhangsweise: Schilderungen einiger in diesem Kriege sich vorzüglich ausgezeichneter brittischer Offiziere, wie auch Verzeichnisse einiger deutscher in diesem Kriege rühmlichst zur Hülfe gewesener Offiziere. Mit 5 (2 gefaltet, 4 koloriert) Kupfertafeln, XCVIII, 604 Seiten, Pappband der Zeit, 16,5 x 10,5 cm, Einband etwas berieben, innen etwas gebräunt. Enthält ab Seite 354 eine Geschichte des amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieges sowie ab Seite 503 Kurzbiographien sich im Kriege bewährter britischer und in britischen Diensten stehenden deutscher Offiziere. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Handbuch für alle Handwerksmeister, Gesellen und Lehrbursche, zur Beförderung der häuslichen Ordnung (1784)

      Buchdeckel aus bedrucktem Holz. Vollrindleder für Rücken und Klappe. Limitierte und handnummerierte Auflage (nur 500 Stück). Sonderedition. Jedes Exemplar in Handarbeit vom Buchbinder gefertigt. Ein Sammlung von aus heutiger Sicht kuriosen Vorschriften und Belehrungen für Lehrlinge und Gesellscn aus dem Jahre 1784.

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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 Versand D: 4,00 EUR Aeronautik

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        Patriottenbeweging - zinneprent uit 1784.

      DE LEEUW HERNEEMT ZIJN MOED - ?De werking der Vryheids Zoonen, Opgedraagen aan alle waare Voorstanders der Nederlandsche Vrijheid??Kopergravure vervaardigd door Leendert Brasser naar een tekening van Fran?ois Joseph Pfeiffer, uitgegeven te Rotterdam in 1784. Later met de hand gekleurd. Afm. ca. 37 x 41,5 cm.In de tweede helft van de achttiende eeuw veranderde in Nederland het politieke landschap. Het twee eeuwen oude politieke systeem van de Republiek, met zijn specifieke rollen voor de Staten-Generaal, de Raadspensionaris en de Stadhouder (de Prins van Oranje), begon barsten te vertonen.Er ontstond een beweging die een eind wilde maken aan de macht van Stadhouder en regenten. De vertegenwoordigers van de burgerij moesten voortaan de bepalende politieke machtsfactor gaan vormen. De aanhangers van deze beweging noemden zich Patriotten.De Patriotse beweging beschikte niet over een helder en duidelijk politiek programma dat door alle patriotten kon worden gedeeld. Dat bracht met zich mee dat overal in het land groepjes hervormingsgezinde Patriotten bijeen kwamen met het doel, ieder op geheel eigen wijze, de bestaande politiek verhoudingen te wijzigen.De Patriotten waren voorstander van een militie, op deze prent zien we dat verbeeld: Patriotse burgersoldaten verdrijven samen met de Nederlandse leeuw tweedracht, verraad, muitzucht en eigenbaat. Links wordt de vrijheidspaal opgericht, rechts staan de wapens van de zeven provincies. In het midden een in Romeinse kledij gehulde soldaat met lauwerkransen ten teken van de overwinning en de redding van het vaderland.Prijs: ?485,-.

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        Kloster Ehrenstein ('Vüe du Chateau et Couvent d'Ehrenstein').

      - Kupferstich v. Volkart n. C. Dupuis, 1784, 18,5 x 28,5 Schmitt, Die illustrierten Rhein-Beschreibungen, 166, Heft 2, 3. - Selten! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lexicon Linguae Arabicae in Coranum, Haririum et Vitam Timuri.

      apud Sam. et Joh. Luchtmans, Leiden 1784 - xvi, 824 pp, Arabic and Latin text, double column per page, title laid down, ex-library stamp on title page, some spotting or light foxing, lightly browned, otherwise copy in good condition. Joanne Willmet, a pupil of E. Scheidius, tells us that he used a copy of Giggeius in his possession with Golius's own notes, particularly valued by him since they were ex ore praeceptoris Africani haustate. If this is Ahmad b. Qasim or Yusuf Bisciano, both of whom Golius met in 1623 (Juynboll 128, Weigers 67), then he must have kept his notes in scrinuis until the publication of Giggeius in 1632. The continuing need for good Arabic dictionaries made the Russian scholar Erdmann publish a project for a new edition of Willmet's lexicon at Kazan in 1821 Bibliographic references: Lambrecht 471. PO 317 (Rotterdam / London issue). Philologia Orientalis 317. Schnurer 123. Size: 4 to. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Practical Treatise on Farriery; Deduced from the Experience of above Forty Years, in the Services of The Late Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., the present Earl Grosvenor, and the present Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart. By William Griffiths, Groom, at Wynnstay.

      Wrexham Printed by R. Marsh 1784 - First edition, 4to, aquatint frontispiece by H. Bunbury, (3), (i) ii-iii, (i), 184, (14) pp., includes list of subscribers, small contemporary ink ownership to corner of title-page, a few spots, mostly to frontispiece and title, otherwise very good,original tree calf, rebacked retaining original spine with distinctive anchor and cornucopia devices to panels, a little rubbed at extremities, a comparatively fine example compared to most surviving examples. Dingley 300 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Schweizer Luftfahrt

      Band I - Band II - Band III - Ergänzungsband - Mappe "Schweizer Luftfahrt in der Kunst" Ein Werk von unschätzbarem Wert für die Geschichte der Schweizer Luftfahrt. Jeder Band ist in sich abgeschlossen. - - Bände 1, 2 und 3. - Dazu der Ergänzungsband "Das Tagebuch der Schweizer Luftfahrt 1784-1944", - sowie die nummerierte Mappe "Schweizer Luftfahrt in der Kunst 1784-1941" - - Band 1 und Band 2 erschienen 1941/42, Band 3 erschien 1943. Zusammen 1.328 Seiten mit insgesamt 1.640 Abbildungen aus allen Bereichen der Schweizer Luftfahrt. - - Die Mappe "Schweizer Luftfahrt in der Kunst 1784-1941" erschien 1941 und enthält 16 Kunstbilder aus dem Standardwerk Tilgenkamp 'Schweizer Luftfahrt'. Nummeriertes Exemplar Nr. 41 von 500 Exemplaren. - - Der Ergänzungsband "Das Tagebuch der Schweizer Luftfahrt 1784-1944" erschien 1944. Hierin sind zu jedem Tag eines Monats chronologisch nach Jahren sortiert die wichtigen Ereignisse in der Schweizer Luftfahrt dokumentiert: Rekordflüge, Flug-Meetings, Ballonfahrten, Abstürze, Luftverkehr, einfach alles zur Schweizer Luftfahrt. - Im Anhang ein umfangreiches Verzeichnis "Schweizer Luftfahrt-Literatur" zusammengestellt nach der Bibliothek von Dr. Erich Tilgenkamp, Kilchberg. viele hundert Abbildungen, einige in Farbe

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        Die Räuber, ein Trauerspiel. Neue für die Mannheimer Bühne verbesserte Auflage.

      Mit gestochener Titelvignette, 166 S., Kl.-8, späterer Pb. mit hs. Rückenschild, Rotschnitt Einband, Außengelenke und Ecken berieben, Vorsatz weitgehend mit Marginalien in Tinte ausgefüllt, Titelblatt mit kleinem Eckabriß, wenige Blätter oben mit Wasserrand, mehrere Seiten etwas stockig, sonst gut (II) * Erstausgabe WG 6. ANGEBUNDEN: 1) Die Verschörung des Fiesko zu Genua. Ein republikanisches Trauerspiel. Mannheim: Schwanische Hofbuchhandlung 1784. 176 S. 3 Bll. mit Randausrissen (S. 7,15 und 49. Textverlust !!), fast durchgehend etwas stockig. 2) Kabale und Liebe, ein bürgerliches Trauerspiel in fünf Aufzügen. Frankfurt und Leipzig, ohne Verlag 1784 (W/G nennt Mannheim: Schwan,aber gleiches Jahr und Seitenzahl), 167 S., mit gest. Vignetten. Fast durchgehend etwas stockig, S. 13 mit Randausriß ohne Textverlust, sonst ordentlich. 5981 Bearbeitung von Bestellungen erst wieder ab 12.5.2017

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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, 1784, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Good Condition, Eighth Edition. 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.

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        The New British Traveller; Or, A Complete Modern Universal Display Of Great-Britain And Ireland... The Whole Published Under The Immediate Inspection of George Augustus Walpoole, Esq...

      London: Printed For Alex Hogg, At The King's-Arms, No. 16, Paternoster-Row, 1784 . 0. Scarce first edition. Well bound in half calf over marbled boards, complete with 98 pages of maps and engravings, plus 4 large folding maps of the British Isles. Folio. 15.75" x 10.25" x 2.25". pp.525/[4pp. - List of Subscribers...]. Brown calf spine with red leather title label: "British Traveller", and gilt publication date: "1784", over marbled boards. Recent clean endpapers (handmade paper). Original free-endpaper, carefully repaired with a hand-written index in a contemporary hand. Fine engraved frontis by "Thornton sculp. ; after "Hamilton delin." Edges chipped and carefully strengthened. Facing a printed title-page. Clean English text throughout in double columns. Some leaves with a brown blemish to the centre of the page, and 5 leaves carefully repaired with loss of a few words of text. With 28 pages containing one full-page engraving (one carefully repaired with 30% loss; one by "Page scu." ; and one by "Carey sculp."); with 46 pages containing two engravings (some engravings by "Taylor Sculp."; "Roberts Sculpt."; or "Thornton sculp."); with 5 pages containing three engravings; with 3 pages containing one full-page map (by "T. Conder sculpt."); with 12 pages containing two maps (some engraved by T. Conder Sculp.; and some by "Hatchett Sculpt.) ; with 2 pages containing three maps (engraved by T. Conder Sculp.); with 2 pages containing four maps (engraved by T. Conder Sculp.) Plus 2 folding Maps of: England & Wales; one of Scotland; and one of Ireland. All maps creased with small careful repairs to folds and edges. .

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        ETUDES DE LA NATURE.

      De L’imprimerie De Monsieur, Didot Jeune, Paris 1784 - B&W Illustrations; 623, 631, 574, pages; This includes only the three volumes [I-II-III], published in 1784, [later- in 1792, 2 additional volumes were published]. There is a fold out plate of an Atlanic Hmeisphere map. Contains philosophical pieces of Nature, both Botanical and otherwise. ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kurzer Unterricht vom Seidenbaue fur jeden Landeseinwohner, wie der Seidenbau anzufangen, fortzusezen und zu vollenden, oder, wie die Maulbeerbaume am leichtesten zu erziehen, wie die Seidenwurmer von Jedermann ohne Beschwernisse zu pflegen, und also.

      Johann Baptist Widenmann, Eichstatt 1784 - 71 pages of text. Plain paper-covered boards, moderately worn and soiled, with moderate rubbing, with remnants of paper spine label. Minor worming to gutter, not affecting text. Illustrated by a fold-out frontis. of a tree being used for silk production. This is a rare treatise on silkworm farming. Title continues ".der Seidenbau in Aufnahme zu bringen sey ; Nebst einem Anhange von der Rindviehzucht, wie auch von Schafen und Schweinen." Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Death of Captain Cook. To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain & c. This Plate representing The Death of Captain Cook is humbly inscribed. By their Lordship's most obedient and devoted Servant, John Webber

      London: W. Byrne, No. 79 Titchfield Street & J. Webber, No. 312 Oxford St., 1784. The separately published image by Webber of one of the iconic images of the 18th century. Cook, already a successful navigator, was immortalized after his death at the hands of Hawaiian natives at Karakakoa Bay. Cook had spent two months on the Big Island in 1779 and was well received, the natives believing he was a god. When he was forced to return due to a damaged mast, he was viewed as a mortal who had already sorely stretched the supplies of the Hawaiians. It is also thought that his handling of the natives was uncharacteristically brusque, leading to conjecture that this consummate traveler's judgment was somehow impaired. Copper engraving, published as the Act Directs 1st Jan. 1784, by J. Webber, No. 312, Oxford Street, and W. Byrne, No. 19, Titchfield Street, London. 22 3/4 x 18 1/4" image size. A very crisp impression on laid, watermarked paper. Without the impression mark, with an archival border added to aid in framing. A very nice copy of an important separately published engraving.

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        Cométographie ou traité historique et théorique des comètes

      De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1784. With 7 engraved plates, woodcut headpieces, and numerous tables. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spines, corners and edges worn; sporadic browning, otherwise a very good set. First edition of this valuable work on comets. The text is divided into four parts: a history of astronomy dating from ancient Babylon and Egypt through the eighteenth century; a catalogue of all the comets observed since antiquity with orbital elements of 166 for which paths had been computed (50 by Pingré himself); cometary returns and their physical effects upon the earth; and the methods for computing cometary orbits. For the significance of this monumental work see Colin A. Ronan's article in DSB, where he notes that as recently as 1950, it was officially recommended as a source book on cometary information. Pingré (1711-96) was an eminent professor of astronomy at the Rouen Academy of Sciences whose notable contributions include examining the measurement of an arc of the meridian made 80 years before by Jean Picard, and observations of the transit of Venus in 1761 and 1769.

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        Prosaische Gedichte. Erste und Zweyte Sammlung/Theil (in 1)

      Riga, Gottlob Christian Frölich 1784. Pappband mit Rückenschild, 16,5 cm, nn, 92, 77 Seiten. Einband berieben/beschabt, ExLibris-Initialien auf Titel, Lagerspuren, ansonsten gutes Exemplar.

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        Rapport des Commissaires Chargés par le Roi, de l'Examen du Magnétisme Animal, Imprimé par ordre du Roi, sur la Copie imprimée au Louvre

      Paris: Chez Moutard, 1784. Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. First octavo edition? Bound in later half-calf in an attractive mottled brown pattern, the hubbed spine with crisp gilt-stamped morocco label. The boards in a matching marbled brown and gold paper. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with moderately rubbed corners. The binding is quite clean. Strong hinges. Text block firmly bound in. 8.25 x 5.5 inches. Lovely pastedowns and opposite FEPs in a Victorian-inspired swirled pattern of pink, blue, yellow and beige. With [vi] and 80 numbered pages. Antique laid paper, rag content. Wide margins, with running commentary in small italic font along the fore-edges. Handsome vignettes to the title pages, handsome head-piece following. Green ribbon page marker. Light soiling along several of the page edges. Else a very clean copy. Very Good. Confusing bibliographically. Collates the same as Norman Library M125, which states "First octavo edition?" However, a second title page reads "Analyse Raisonnée des Rapports des Commissaires Chargés par le Roi de l'Examen du Magnétism Animal. Par J. B. Bonnefoy...Lyon, Chez Prault, 1784." (See Crabtree 40, which lists the Bonnefoy work as 98 pp.) It is likely that an earlier owner had intended for the binder to combine both works, but the binder erred and omitted the Bonnefoy. See Crabtree 31 for the background and impact of the Rapport.. Half-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Leçons pratiques sur l'art des accouchemens, destinées à l'instruction des Sages-Femmes de la Province de Languedoc. Ouvrage qui contient la description abrégée des maladies les plus familières aux femmes grosses, aux femmes en couche, aux enfans nouveaux nés ; où l'on détaille les devoirs des sages-femmes, des nourrices, des gardiennes, &c. qui pourra être utile aux jeunes chirurgiens, aux mères & aux nourrices.

      Castres, P.G. de Robert, 1784 - Castres, P.G. de Robert, 1784 ; 1 vol. in-8 (20 x 12.5 cm), (4), VIII, 310, (9) pp., demi-basane à coins de l'époque, dos lisse orné, traces de frottement, dorure en partie effacée ; quelques feuillets légèrement jaunis, sinon intérieur en très bon état ; ex-libris moderne du Dr. Bernard Séguy au contre-plat ; bon exemplaire. Rare impression de Castres. Il s'agit de la première et seule édition. Jean-François Icart avait étudié la médecine à Montpellier et à Paris. Après avoir été chirurgien-major dans la Marine, il se fixa à Castres. Il devint chirurgien de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Castres, professeur royal de chirurgie et correspondant de l'Académie royale de chirurgie. A l'instar de Madame Boursier du Coudray, il donna à Castres des cours gratuits d'accouchements à l'attention des sages-femmes de la campagne et rédigea cet ouvrage à l'attention de ses élèves. Ce manuel est écrit avec méthode et clarté, sous forme de questions-réponses. Icart traite des devoirs de la sage-femme, de l'accouchement selon les différentes positions foetales, des maladies des femmes enceintes et accouchées, etc. Il dénonce les "erreurs populaires" telles les mauvaises habitudes des matrones de l'Albigeois de serrer la tête du nouveau-né "la pétrissant pour lui donner une forme à leur fantaisie". Provenance : Dr. Bernard Séguy (né en 1936), ancien interne des hôpitaux de Paris et ancien chef de clinique des universités-assistant des hôpitaux de Paris, gynécologue-obstétricien à Nice. Références : This B : La requête des enfants à naître, pp. 66-68 ; Gélis J : Refaire le corps: Les déformations volontaires du corps de l'enfant à la naissance, Ethnologie française, 1984, 14(1), 7-28 ; Spaulding M & Welch P : Nurturing Yesterday's Child, pp. 16, 65, 264 ; Hirsch A : Biographisches Lexikon, III, pp. 338-339 ; Nayral M : Biographie castraise, p. 278 ; Astruc O & P : Les Mystères du Tarn, pp. 61-66 ; Waller, 5053. © S.A.S. Jean-Pierre Aubert, 2016. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Frederic le Grand. [bound with] Le diner du lion d'or, ou aventures singulières arrivées en juillet 1783 au Sr Manzon, alias, Fort-en-Gueule, rédacteur de la gazette intitulée, Le Courier du Bas-Rhin

      N.D.. First Edition. Hardcover. 190pp; xvi, 175pp. Contemporary tree calf, spine elaborately decorated in gold and with red and black labels lettered in gold, all edges stained red. A series of biographical sketches and anecdotes about Frederick II of Prussia. With the bookplate of August Theodor Gausebeck on the front free endpaper and his signature and that of Frederic Guillaume de Schorlemer on the title page. Le diner du lion d'or was published in 1784 by Jean Qui-Pique. Rubbing to covers, wear to extremities, small loss to spine and joints. A good+ copy. In the French language. ; Octavo.

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        Description de l'aérostate [à] l'Académie de Dijon

      Dijon, Causse, Paris, Théophile Barrois, 1784. 1784, 1784, in-8, (2), V, (1), 224pp, 4pl, veau raciné, dos à nerfs, 4 planches gravées sur cuivre, représentant différentes coupes de l'aérostate. PREMIERE EDITION de cet ouvrage, qui contient le détail des procédés, la théorie des opérations, les dessins des machines et les procès-verbaux d'expériences. Il est suivi d'un essai sur l'application de la découverte de MM. de Montgolfier, à l'extraction des eaux des mines. Les frères Montgolfier furent à l'origine du premier vol d'un être humain dans un ballon à air chaud, en 1783. Un an plus tard, Guyton de Morveau décolle de Dijon avec un ballon à gaz muni de rames. C'est la première tentative de direction d'un globe aérostatique. Bien entendu, ces rames n'ont aucune influence sur le déplacement de l'aérostat. Dos refait, coins restaurés, importante mouillure en milieu de volume, une planche rognée court dans la marge inférieure avec perte de l'échelle. Ex libris tampon, BAYOLO, sur la page de titre

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        L'HOMME SAUVAGE

      Neuchatel: De l'Imprimerie de la Societe Typographique, 1784. [4],314,[2]pp. Modern quarter calf and marbled boards, the half-title and leaf of ads bound in. Some very minor tanning, a few spots to fore-edge, otherwise a very good, crisp copy. Second edition, revised and enlarged, of this scarce novel. Originally published in 1767, and presented as a literal translation into French of Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Pfeil's utopian novel, DER WILDEMAN, the text is now presented as a work by Mercier himself (and is so treated by at least one bibliographer). This novel relates to events in the Americas, particularly among the CHEBUTOIS in Peru, colored by the ideas of Rousseau, et al., and the view of the "savage" man as the moral superior of the "civilized" man. Mercier was a prolific dramatist and romancier, best known for the widely reprinted L'AN DEUX MILLE QUATRE CENT QUARANTE ("Londres" 1771), which earned for him the appellation of "the father of the modern utopia" - Trousson. The advert. leaf is a subscription notice for an eight volume collected edition of his dramatic works. PALAU 165160.

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        The Works…Translated from the French, and Illustrated with Explanatory Notes, by M. Le Du Chat, and Others

      London: T. Evans, 1784. Engraved frontispieces after J. Wooding. 4 vols. 12mo. 19th-century three-quarter pebbled green morocco and cloth, edges very slightly rubbed, spine uniformly faded to brown. Very good. Bookplate of Paul E. Bechet. Engraved frontispieces after J. Wooding. 4 vols. 12mo. "Most Noble and Illustrious Drinkers…".

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        Oeuvres complètes

      - Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique, [Kehl] 1784-1789, 70 vol. in-8 (14,5x21,5cm), relié. - Edizione chiamato "Kehl", i più famosi edizioni delle opere di Voltaire, su carta di grandi dimensioni e illustrato con 114 figure. Lei è stato girato in cinque diverse e solo disegni su carta su grandi stampe su carta in possesso, è naturalmente meglio più ricercato e raro. Un titolo-frontespizio con il busto di Voltaire, una dedica con il ritratto di Frédéric Guillaume da Pourbus, 12 ritratti e 93 figure da Moreau, incisa da Baquoy, Croutelle, Dambrun ... Il nostro copia contiene 7 cifre più che la descrizione Cohen. tempo Leganti uniformi di pecora fulvo metà in marmo con gli angoli, di nuovo liscia decorate con ruote e ornamenti dorati, fette di giallo, un pezzo di titolo marocco rosa e un secondo marocco marrone chiaro con il nome dell'autore in mosaico nero . Qualche attrito sulla parte posteriore con piccoli spazi, alcuni tappi e mascella danneggiati. L'edizione Kehl è stato creato nel 1777 durante una visita a Panckoucke a Ferney, nel corso della quale quest'ultimo ottenne il permesso di Voltaire (che lavorerà con lui due anni prima di morire). Panckoucke, le cui risorse politiche e logistiche sono insufficienti, vende i diritti di Beaumarchais, che ha messo in atto notevoli risorse: acquisto di caratteri Baskerville, la creazione di sottoscrizioni e lotteria, l'annessione del forte di Kehl (in affitto venti anni per l'occasione!), l'acquisto di una decina di presse ... L'edizione di questa grande opera si rovina Beaumarchais che tuttavia ha scritto: "L'Europa sarà soddisfatto e ho perso 600.000 sterline [...] per cinque anni. Ho avuto il coraggio di prendere la parola in grassetto per l'Europa ". Fonte: Biblioteca del principe Starhemberg. Il principe Starhemberg, (1724-1807) è stato ambasciatore austriaco in Francia con Luigi XV e Ministro Plenipotenziario a Lisbona, Madrid e Bruxelles dove ha permesso la creazione dell'Accademia Imperiale e Reale di Scienze e Lettere in 1772. Spirit amico illuminato della marchesa de Pompadour e grande ammiratore di Voltaire, è stato accusato anche da Giuseppe II per evitare che il cardinale da Frankenberg per limitare tipografia del Voltaire e Raynal Paesi Bassi. Bookplate "buffer" Starhemberg (XIX) nel primo volume. Coperto da un ex libris più tardi (OB) negli altri volumi. Molto bella copia in uniforme d'epoca di legame, una fonte importante. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition dite « de Kehl », la plus fameuse des éditions des

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        Christian Fridrich Sattlers, Topographische Geschichte des Herzogthums Würtemberg und aller demselben einverleibten Herrschaften, worin die Städte, Klöster und derselben Aemter nach ihrer Lage, ehemaligen Besizern, Schiksalen, Natur- und andern Merkwürdigkeiten ausführlich beschriben sind. Nebst einigen der Bürgerliche, Staats- und Lehen-Recht erläuternden Anmerkungen. Mit vilen Kupfern.

      Stuttgard. Bei Johann Christof Betulius, herzoglichen Antiquarius. 1784 - Zweifarbig gedrucktes Titelblatt, (2 Seiten), 615 (recte 619) und 40 nicht nummerierte Seiten mit Register und 14 teils gefaltete Kupfertafeln mit zusammen 29 Abbildungen sowie schöner Holzschnittvignette auf Seite 1. Marmorierter Kart.-Einband der Zeit mit vergoldetem Rückenschild. (Einband an den Kanten etwas berieben. Teils mit Randanmerkungen u. Unterstreichungen. Papier vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig. Gutes Exemplar). 21x18 cm * Aus der Bibliothek von Hans Rommel (1890-1979 ) Oberstudienrat am Keplergymnasium Freudenstadt, Stadt- und Kreisarchivar und Gründer der „Freudenstädter Heimatblätter". Mit mehreren Anmerkungen u. zwei Beilagen. Die Tafeln zeigen Wappen, Siegel, archäologische Funde, sowie Ansichten vom Stammschloß Württemberg mit Weiler Rotenberg u. Dorf Unter Türckheim, Schloß Teck bei Kirchheim und Marbach. (ADB:) Sattler: Christian Friedrich S., der fleißige Darsteller der württembergischen Geschichte, am 17. November 1705 in Stuttgart geboren, wurde nach Beendigung seiner juristischen Studien zum Hofgerichtsadvocaten daselbst ernannt. 1735 trat er in den für ihn so sehr passenden Archivdienst und rückte 1741 zum|wirklichen Geheimen Archivar, seit 1776 mit dem Titel eines Regierungsraths vor. Als solcher starb er am 18. Mai 1785 in seiner Vaterstadt. Sein Hauptbestreben war die Sammlung der auf die Geschichte seines Heimathlandes bezüglichen Urkunden; schon 1740 konnte er dem Herzog Karl Eugen eine historische Beschreibung des württembergischen Wappens vorlegen, die trotz ihrer Tüchtigkeit ungedruckt blieb; gleichzeitig machte er sich an die Fortsetzung des Gabelkover'schen Geschichtswerkes. Bald aber entschloß er sich, die ganze Landesgeschichte selbständig zu bearbeiten: 1752 erschien seine "Topographie Württembergs"; 1767 die "Geschichte des Herzogthums und der angrenzenden Gebiete bis 1260"; 1767—1768 die "Geschichte Württemberg' unter den Grafen" in 4 Theilen; 1769—1783 diejenige unter dem Herzogen in 13 Theilen. Das Ganze, ein Zeugniß erstaunlicher Arbeitskraft, reicht bis zum Jahre 1714. Eine im Manuscript hinterlassene Fortsetzung bis 1727 sollte von dem Archivar Erbe veröffentlicht und bis zum Tode des Herzogs Eberhard Ludwig (1733) fortgeführt werden. Aber der Plan kam, offenbar wegen des vielfach heiklen Gegenstandes, nicht zur Ausführung, die Handschrift ging verloren. Die Censur, der sich S. zu unterziehen hatte, hemmte überhaupt die Darstellung. Erstreckte sie sich doch nicht nur auf das, was der Ehre des Fürstenhauses und Landes schädlich sein konnte, sondern auch auf den Stil und die Auffassung des Verfassers. Es ist oft wirklich ergötzlich zu beobachten, wie der recensirende Geheimerath und der Geschichtsforscher in Bemerkungen und Gegenbemerkungen sich herumstreiten; zeichnete sich der eine durch umfassendere Bildung und weiteren Blick aus, so steifte sich der andere auf den Wortlaut seiner Urkunden. In einem Punkte hatte die Censur jedenfalls Recht, daß die Darstellung des Verfassers ziemlich schwerfällig und von unbeholfener Urkundensprache beeinflußt sei; aber zu weit ging sie, wenn sie Enthaltung von eigenem Urtheil und rein thatsächliche Erzählung verlangte. Beides zusammen hat bewirkt, daß S. trotz des großen Ansehens, das er bei seinen Zeitgenossen im In- und Ausland sich erwarb, fast nur noch als Sammler Anerkennung findet. Namentlich die große Zahl seiner urkundlichen Beilagen ist sehr werthvoll; seine Geschichte selbst leidet an dem Mangel von Durcharbeitung, Begründung und Beziehung auf das Allgemeine. Im übrigen ist das reichhaltiges Werk heute noch für jeden Forscher über die württembergische Geschichte unentbehrlich. Zu seinen Lebzeiten wurde er durch die Mitgliedschaft des großbritannischen Instituts zu Göttingen und der preußischen gelehrten Gesellschaft zu Frankfurt a. O. geehrt. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE COMPLETE ANGLER, OR CONTEMPLATIVE MAN'S RECREATION; BEING A DISCOURSE ON RIVERS, FISH-PONDS, FISH, AND FISHING: IN TWO PARTS.

      For John, Francis, and Charles Rivington, London 1784 - Sports; FINE Binding; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; b/w Engravings; lxxvii, 270, xxiii, 111, [10] pages; The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation; Being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish, and Fishing: In Two Parts. 1784. Edited by John Hawkins which includes Lives of the Authors, and Notes Historical, Critical, & Explanatory, By Sir John Hawkins. 8vo, late 19th-century full polished gilt-paneled brown calf, spine gilt, inner dentelles gilt; occasionally scuffed, joints, spine ends & corners lightly rubbed, by Smith. Frontis. + 14 plates. Engravings, full page plates, headpies, tail pieces and decorations. Page 78 has a 1/2" piece neatly excised from the margin- not into text. Bound in fine calf leather with ornately gilded spine consisting of 6 panels with L5 raised bands and a red morocco label. Light to moderate foxing throughout. Bound in silk marker ribbon. A handsome example of fine binding. Fourth Hawkins ed. Horne 13 ; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Schweizer Luftfahrt. Herausgegeben vom Aero-Club der Schweiz. [3 Bde. u. 2 Ergänzungsbde.].

      4, 384, 424 u. 520 S. (inkl. Stichwortregister: Personennamen, Ortsnamen, Sachnamen), zahlr., tlw. farbige u. montierte Abb. u. Falttafeln., Lwd. m. Goldprägung, Kopfgoldschnitt, illustrierte Vorsätze, Broschur Kart.- Mappe m. losen Tafeln., Tadell. Ex. Nr. 50 der 100 (Bd. 3: 150) Ex. der Vorzugsausgabe: Die Bände I u. II sind im Verspannstoff von Oskar Biders Blériot-Flugzeug No. 197, der Band III im Originalstoff des Ballons HB-BIO eingebunden, und jeweils von Pionieren unserer Luftfahrt (E. Amstutz, H. Dufaux, A. Piccard, E. Tilgenkamp, J. Spalinger u. v. a.) im Impressum signiert. Beiliegend: 1.: E. Tilgenkamp: Das Tagebuch der Schweizer Luftfahrt. 1784 - 1944. Zusammengestellt als Ergänzung und Abschluss des dreibändigen Standardwerkes der Schweizer Luftfahrt. ([Zürich,] Aero-Verlag 1945 4, 108 S., brosch.) 2.: Schweizer Luftfahrt in der Kunst. 1784 - 1941. (Bern, Aero-Club der Schweiz 1941 4, 16 lose Taf. in brosch. Mappe). Ex. Nr. 323/500, hgg. anlässlich des 40-jährigen Jubiläums des Aero-Clubs. Im Impressum vom Ehrenpräsidenten und Zentralpräsidenten signiert. -Oskar Bider (1891-1919) überquerte als erster Mensch mit seiner Blériot XI die Pyrenäen von Pau nach Madrid. 1919 stürtzte er bei einem Akrobatikflug tödlich ab. - Insgesamt ein wunderbares, seltenes Werk.

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        The Death of Captain James Cook by the Indians of O,why,ee, one of the Sandwich Islands

      London: G. Carter, 1784. Proof. A proof after letters of the most beautiful depiction of the death of Captain James Cook. The artist, George Carter, was not an eyewitness to the events in Hawaii, but his imagery and care in reconstructing the event places it as the most moving depiction of the event. Long a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and an accomplished portrait and historical painter, the tragedy of Cook's death on 14 February 1779 was an ideal subject for his talents. His depiction is vivid, showing Cook standing on the shoreline facing his attackers, holding his rifle as a club. The detailed portraits of the Hawaiians and the English seaman are done with great intensity and variety and number more than 30 individuals. In this effort, he was aided by John Hall, who engraved the portrait of Cook, and the other figures were engraved by I. Thornthwaite. The landscape was engraved by S. Smith. Carter painted the image in 1781 and helped to produce the print with the print makers Sayer and Bennet in 1784. The publishing line reads, "London, Published as the Act Directs by G. Carter of Margaret St. ... Cavendish Square and Messrs. Sayer & Bennet in Fleet St." The artist and engravers line, while somewhat indistinct, follows this - "G. Carter pinxit; S. Smith engraved the Landscape; J. Hall engraved the Portrait of Captain Cook; the figures by I. Thornthwaite." We believe this image to be a proof for the following reasons- the simplified design of type used in the engraving of the title; the text of the publishing information matching that of the 1st edition but without the date of Jany. 1st, 1784; the text of the artist/engravers line matching that of the 1st edition, but appearing very faintly; the intensity of the image and a faint "Pr....." in the bottom right margin of the print. The style of type used for the title is distinctly different than the first edition, which was published "Jany. 1st, 1784." In this edition, the engraving of the title is quite unsophisticated, and differs from the first edition significantly, which is more highly decorated, with four or five hatch marks on the letters DEATH, JAMES and COOK. The style of this print's title matches that of a copy held in the British Museum. (Call #Oc2006,Prt.140). Unfortunately, the BM print is missing the publishing line and much of the bottom margin. The State Library of New South Wales holds the first edition, with the publishing line identical to this print, with the publishing date of Jany. 1st, 1784 (Call # a1528432). The copy held by the National Library of Australia (PIC Drawer 7452 #U3051 NK4835) erroneously states that their print is a first edition; the publication line reads "Published 18th April, 1791, by ROBT. SAYER, No. 53, Fleet Street, London. The presence of a faint "Pr....." in the bottom right margin confirms our suspicions. Beddie lists 5 issues of the print. These vary slightly in the size of the printed image and publication dates. This copy of the image measures 16 7/8 x 23 1/4". However, slight variations in measuring devices could account for some of these differences and we don't regard the measurements as definitive of one edition over another. Beddie 2566 Jany 1st, 1784, 16 3/4 x 23 3/8"; Beddie 2567 Feby 1 1784, 17 x 23 1/2"; Beddie 2568 as 'another' measuring 16 3/4 x 23 1/4; Beddie 2569 'The Same' publish'd 12 May 1794 by Laurie & Whittle, 16 15/16 x 23 7/16"; Beddie 2570 'The Same', Proof before letters, 16 15/16 x 23 7/16". Image size 16 7/8 x 23 1/4". Small margins, trimmed within the plate mark, laid on archival tissue, some small sections of margin on the right side added but not affecting the printed surface, title engraved in an unsophisticated style, the publication line a bit rubbed and trimmed close, the artist/ engravers line indistinct but not rubbed. No publication date listed after Fleet St. (the 1st edition was published with the date Jany. 1st 1784 after "Fleet St.". A proof copy of a print that is a notable rarity.

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        Cookery and Pastry As Taught and Practiced by Mrs. Maciver, Teacher of those arts in Edinburgh

      Edinburgh and London: C.Elliot and G. Robinson, 1784. 4th Edition. Hardcover. Good. Original calf with red leather label (MACIVER'S/COOKERY), sides and covers worn, ffe loosening, scattered spotting/brownng throughout. xii + 238. A nice, unsophisticated copy.

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        Télephe en XII livres.

      Londres; et se trouve à Paris: Pissot, 1784. Octavo, woodcut vignette on title, early inscribed attribution 'Par Mr de Péméyea'; contemporary French quarter calf. First edition of this antiquarian utopia set in Minoan Crete, chronicling the reconciliation of all strata of society. The success of this novel by the Professeur d'éloquence at the Royal College at la Flèche led to several editions within a few years. Like so many books of the imaginary voyage tradition, this work takes Fénélon's Télémaque as its template, and has a similarly socialist distrust of private property and the evils of slavery. Paper boards a bit rubbed.

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        Leggi e costumi del cambio che si osservano nelle principali piazze di Europa e singolarmente in quella di Livorno

      Nella Stamperia di Gio. Tommaso Masi e Compagni, Pescia 1784 - Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con fregi e titolo oro impresso al dorso. Tagli rossi. Ottimo esemplare. Prima edizione. 4to (cm. 23,9), XXIV-471 pp. Graziosa vignetta al frontespizio. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes

      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. Imprimerie de la Société Littéraire-Typographique [Kehl] 1784-1789 70 vol. in-8 (14,5x21,5cm) relié

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        The Death of Captain Cook. To the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain & c. This Plate representing The Death of Captain Cook is humbly inscribed. By their Lordship's most obedient and devoted Servant, John Webber

      London: W. Byrne, No. 79 Titchfield Street & J. Webber, No. 312 Oxford St., 1784. The separately published image by Webber of one of the iconic images of the 18th century. Cook, already a successful navigator, was immortalized after his death at the hands of Hawaiian natives at Karakakoa Bay. Cook had spent two months on the Big Island in 1779 and was well received, the natives believing he was a God. When he was forced to return due to a damaged mast, he was viewed as a mortal who had already sorely stretched the supplies of the Hawaiians. It is also thought that his handling of the natives was uncharacteristically brusque, leading to conjecture that this consummate traveler's judgment was somehow impaired. Copper engraving, published as the Act Directs 1st Jan. 1784, by J. Webber, No. 312, Oxford Street, and W. Byrne, No. 19, Titchfield Street, London. 22 3/4 x 18 1/4" image size. A very crisp impression on laid, watermarked paper. Without the impression mark, with an archival border added to aid in framing. A very nice copy of an important separately published engraving.

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        Ueber die Einsamkeit.

      Leipzig, bey Weidmanns Erben und Reich, - 1784 - 4 Teile in 4 Bänden. Kl.-8°. XLII, 392 S., (6) Bl.; XL, 520 S., (8) Bl.; XVIII, 518 S., (4) Bl.; XXXII, 500 S., (9) Bl. Halblederbände der Zeit. Goedeke IV/I, 482, 7c. - Borst 494. - Rümann 1300. - Exemplar der kleineren Ausgabe, erschien gleichzeitig mit der grösseren Ausgabe (Erstausgabe), endgültigen Fassung von Zimmermanns Hauptwerk. Stark von Rousseau beeinflusst. War einer der erfolgreichsten populär-philosophischen Texte im deutschen Sprachraum des ausgehenden 18 Jahrhunderts. Der Erfolg verhalf Zimmermann zur Berufung als Leibarzt an den Hof von Katharina der Grossen und später zum Leibarzt Friedrich II. - Einbände berieben und bestossen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Death of Captain James Cook by the Indians of O,why,ee, one of the Sandwich Islands

      G. Carter, London 1784 - A proof after letters of the most beautiful depiction of the death of Captain James Cook. The artist, George Carter, was not an eyewitness to the events in Hawaii, but his imagery and care in reconstructing the event places it as the most moving depiction of the event. Long a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and an accomplished portrait and historical painter, the tragedy of Cook's death on 14 February 1779 was an ideal subject for his talents. His depiction is vivid, showing Cook standing on the shoreline facing his attackers, holding his rifle as a club. The detailed portraits of the Hawaiians and the English seaman are done with great intensity and variety and number more than 30 individuals. In this effort, he was aided by John Hall, who engraved the portrait of Cook, and the other figures were engraved by I. Thornthwaite. The landscape was engraved by S. Smith. Carter painted the image in 1781 and helped to produce the print with the print makers Sayer and Bennet in 1784. The publishing line reads, "London, Published as the Act Directs by G. Carter of Margaret St. . Cavendish Square and Messrs. Sayer & Bennet in Fleet St." The artist and engravers line, while somewhat indistinct, follows this - "G. Carter pinxit; S. Smith engraved the Landscape; J. Hall engraved the Portrait of Captain Cook; the figures by I. Thornthwaite."We believe this image to be a proof for the following reasons- the simplified design of type used in the engraving of the title; the text of the publishing information matching that of the 1st edition but without the date of Jany. 1st, 1784; the text of the artist/engravers line matching that of the 1st edition, but appearing very faintly; the intensity of the image and a faint "Pr." in the bottom right margin of the print.The style of type used for the title is distinctly different than the first edition, which was published "Jany. 1st, 1784." In this edition, the engraving of the title is quite unsophisticated, and differs from the first edition significantly, which is more highly decorated, with four or five hatch marks on the letters DEATH, JAMES and COOK. The style of this print's title matches that of a copy held in the British Museum. (Call #Oc2006,Prt.140). Unfortunately, the BM print is missing the publishing line and much of the bottom margin. The State Library of New South Wales holds the first edition, with the publishing line identical to this print, with the publishing date of Jany. 1st, 1784 (Call # a1528432). The copy held by the National Library of Australia (PIC Drawer 7452 #U3051 NK4835) erroneously states that their print is a first edition; the publication line reads "Published 18th April, 1791, by ROBT. SAYER, No. 53, Fleet Street, London.The presence of a faint "Pr." in the bottom right margin confirms our suspicions. Beddie lists 5 issues of the print. These vary slightly in the size of the printed image and publication dates. This copy of the image measures 16 7/8 x 23 1/4". However, slight variations in measuring devices could account for some of these differences and we don't regard the measurements as definitive of one edition over another. Beddie 2566 Jany 1st, 1784, 16 3/4 x 23 3/8"; Beddie 2567 Feby 1 1784, 17 x 23 1/2"; Beddie 2568 as 'another' measuring 16 3/4 x 23 1/4; Beddie 2569 'The Same' publish'd 12 May 1794 by Laurie & Whittle, 16 15/16 x 23 7/16"; Beddie 2570 'The Same', Proof before letters, 16 15/16 x 23 7/16".Image size 16 7/8 x 23 1/4". Small margins, trimmed within the plate mark, laid on archival tissue, some small sections of margin on the right side added but not affecting the printed surface, title engraved in an unsophisticated style, the publication line a bit rubbed and trimmed close, the artist/ engravers line indistinct but not rubbed. No publication date listed after Fleet St. (the 1st edition was published with the date Jany. 1st 1784 after "Fleet St.". A proof copy of a print that is a notable rarity. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        De l’administration de finances de la France

      s.t, 1784. 8vo (cm. 20), 3 Voll., VI-CLIX-352 pp. con una tabella rip. alla pag. 306; VI-536 pp.; VII-468 pp., 1 c.nn. (bianca). Belle legature coeve in vitello maculato con cinque nervi e titolo oro su doppio tassello in pelle al dorso (assente un tassello al primo vol.). Lievi tracce di usura e marginali ingialliture alle prime carte del secondo vol., altrimenti ottimo esemplare. Ex libris Aldo Maffey. In quest’opera, l’A. si intrattiene su vari aspetti delle imposizioni sia dirette che indirette, sul loro rapporto con il reddito e con i patrimoni, sulla organizzazione incaricata della riscossione delle imposte. Si occupa anche della moneta in circolazione e dei rapporti con la finanza pubblica e affronta molteplici altri temi specifici, quali ad esempio, le contribuzioni ecclesiastiche, il lusso, il commercio dei grani. L’opera, subito di grande successo, fu pubblicata più volte nello stesso anno e ristampata in 12mo nel 1785 ma le critiche alla politica del successore al ministero delle finanze e le teorie neo-mercantiliste, ivi esposte, contrarie alle posizioni sostenute dalla scuola fisiocratica allora in auge, portarono a vietare il libro in Francia poco dopo la sua pubblicazione.

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        STORIA DELL'AUGUSTA BADIA DI S. SILVESTRO DI NONANTOLA AGGIUNTOVI IL CODICE DIPLOMATICO DELLA MEDESIMA ILLUSTRATO CON NOTE

      PRESSO LA SOCIETA TIPOGRAFICA, 1784. In folio. cm. 38,5x27. Pp. XIX+526+(4). Splendida opera del 1784, la storia della Badia di Nonantola scritta da Girolamo Tiraboschi (1731-1794). L'opera era composta da due tomi, siamo purtroppo in possesso solo del primo tomo contenente tutte le incisioni e pagine ma mancante della carta.L'opera descrive i beni e le proprietà della Badia includendo quindi i territori di Modena, Bologna, Avellana, Solara, Frignano, Cremona, Pavia, Milano, Mantova, Piacenza, Parma, Ferrara, Valfabbrica nella diocesi di Assisi, Nocera Umbra, Sassoferrato. Una parte dedicata allo stato di Modena a partire dal XII secolo, Vescovi di Modena, storia della Badia di Nonantola dalla sua fondazione fino al presente (tra cui descrizione della biblioteca), Delle chiese e dei beni che il Monastero di Nonantola avea in diverse parti d'Italia. Alla fine del volume lista dei vescovi di Modena, Abati del Monastero di Nonantola, abati, vicari. Il testo è impreziosito da più di 43 finissime incisioni su rame nel testo di Carlo Antonini (1740-1821) che mostrano numerose vedute: Nonantola, palazzo seminario abbaziale, Modena, cattedrale di Modena, San Silvestro di Nonantola, Fanano, Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo di Nonantola, Bologna, Castelvetro, Chiesa di san Luca di Camurana, Sestola, Crevalcore, Serra Sant Abbondio, Monastero di Fonte Avellana, e alcune scene allegoriche, delle quali una al frontespizio coperta da velina. Antica firma di possesso all'occhietto. In buone condizioni. Copertina in mezza tela novecentesca in ottime condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso (vedere foto). Legatura in ottime condizioni. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con rare fioriture. Parte mancante al margine inferiore dell'occhietto ma restaurata. Segni di restauro al margine inferiore e a quello destro fino a pag. V. Piccole parti mancanti al margine destro da pag. 309 a 216 senza perdita di testo. Piccola galleria di tarlo al margine di piegatrura da pag. 519 alla fine senza perdita di testo. Faboulous work of 1784, the history of Badia of Nonantola written by Girolamo Tiraboschi (1731-1794). The work was made up of two tomes, unfortunately we only have the first tome containing all prints and pages but without the map. The author describes the goods belonging to Badia so including the areas of Modena, Bologna, Avellana, Solara, Frignano, Cremona, Pavia, Milano, Mantova, Piacenza, Parma, Ferrara, Valfabbrica nella diocesi di Assisi, Nocera Umbra, Sassoferrato. A part is dedicated to the history of state of Modena from XII century, Byshops of Modena, history of Badia di Nonantola from its establishment until present times (description of library also), Churches and goods Nonantola had in different parts of Italy. The text is enriched of more than 43 very fine copper prints in the text engraved by Carlo Antonini (1740-1821) showing different views: Nonantola, palazzo seminario abbaziale, Modena, cattedrale di Modena, San Silvestro di Nonantola, Fanano, Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo di Nonantola, Bologna, Castelvetro, Chiesa di san Luca di Camurana, Sestola, Crevalcore, Serra Sant Abbondio, Monastero di Fonte Avellana, and some allegorical scenes, one of them in the title page covered with tissue paper. Ancient signature of the former owner. In good conditions. Half cloth cover of XX century in very good general conditions slightly worn in the edges and spine (see the photo). Binding in very good conditions. Inside pages are in good conditions with occasional foxings. Missing restored part in the first title page. Restauration sign in the lower and right edge until pag. V. Little missing parts in the right edge from pag. 309 until 216 with no loss of text. Little worming in the folding edge from pag. 519 until the end with no loss of text.

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        Geschichte der größten Heerführer neuerer Zeiten, Erster Teil, 1784, 2 orig. Faltkarten: Schlachtpläne von Dünkirchen und Arras Gesammelt und mit taktisch-geographischen Noten begleitet

      Ohne Angabe, 1784. 280 Seiten Halbleder Von Baron Ô Cahill, Premier-Lieutenant in hochfürstlichen Markgräfischen Badischen Diensten. Halbleder, Buchdeckel neu. Sowohl der orig. Buchblock als auch der orig. Kartenanhang (2 Faltkarten) sind in sehr gutem Zustand. Versand D: 2,90 EUR

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        Acts of the Council and General Assembly of the State of New-Jersey

      1784 - NEW JERSEY. LAWS. Acts of the Council and General Assembly of the State of New-Jersey, from the Establishment of the Present Government, and Declaration of Independence, to the end of . December, 1783; with the Constitution Prefixed . By Peter Wilson. Trenton: Isaac Collins, 1784. Folio. x, 389, [1], 28, 4, 4, 30 p. Early decorated paper-covered boards, later calf spine, leather spine label (worn at extremities). Title leaf somewhat soiled and dampstained, marginal dampstain on next few leaves, the usual foxing and browning of some gatherings as found in all copies, small piece torn from the top blank margin of 3G2, without loss. George S. Woodhull's copy. A compilation of New Jersey laws passed between 1776 and 1783, and the work that updates Samuel Allinson's compilation of 1776. A great many of the laws pertain to the American Revolution. For a detailed account of the evolution and printing history of Wilson's Laws, see Felcone, New Jersey Books, 161-2, and Felcone, Printing in New Jersey, 1754-1800, 394. Evans 18632; ESTC W6807. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Considérations sur l'ordre de Cincinnatus ou imitation d'un pamphlet anglo-américain... ; suivies de plusieurs pièces relatives à cette institution, d'une lettre signée du Gal. Washington, accompagnée de remarques par l'auteur français... d'une lettre de feu Mr. Turgot... au Dr. Price, sur les législations américaines.

      Londres, J. Johnson, 1784, in 8°, de XII-203pp., broché papier marbré, exemplaire à toutes marges. Edition originale de ce rare pamphlet contre cet ordre créé par Washington pour récompenser les héros de la guerre d'indépendance des Etats-Unis. Exemplaire de première émission, conforme à celui de la BnF (émission non signalée par Sabin qui ne décrit que la seconde). Mirabeau trouve cet ordre contraire au principe d'égalité des citoyens, il fut d'ailleurs aboli après la mort de Washington. La lettre de Washington est plus connue sous le titre de: Lettre circulaire adressée aux Sociétés d'Etat de l'ordre des Cincinnati par l'assemblée générale convoquée à Philadelphie le 3 mai 1784. L'ouvrage de Mirabeau parut en anglais et en français, mais la version anglaise est moins complète. Le livre fut interdit en France. Chamfort aurait collaboré à la rédaction de l'ouvrage. ¶ Bûcher bibliographique n°570 - Sabin n°49393 "Contains matter not in the english version" - Soboul, p.750

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        Dell'utilità dei conduttori elettrici

      Marelli, 1784. Engraved title vignette, head - piece, initial, and 1 folding engraved plate. Original wrappers, top of front wrapper torn away; minor spotting on preliminary and endleaves, otherwise an excellent unsophisticated copy preserved in a folding clamshell box. First edition of the author's fascinating treatise on lightning rods. Landriani treats not only practical matters of construction and use, but also incorporates a section on scientific theory, differentiating between natural and artificial electricity. He provides a detailed description of Franklin's experiments, and includes a catalogue of all known lightning rods installed in Europe. Landriani (1746 - 1815), physicist and inventor, was one of a small group of eighteenth - century Italian scientists who received government funds to travel for the purpose of investigating scientific advances in other countries. A number of letters from scientists such as Saussure and Toaldo, among others, are published here for the first time. Along with Fontana, Landriani also developed the science of eudiometry, a method of verifying the healthiness of the air.

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        Oeuvres completes. 72 Bände.

      Société littérarie-typhographique 1784-1789, (Kehl) - 8vo (21,5 x 14 cm). Mit 7 gest. Frontispizen (4 Portraits (1 wiederh.), 1 Plan, 2 allegorische) sowie 14 Kupfertaf. Ldr. d. Zeit m. goldgeprägt. Supralibros (DR) u. Deckelfileten, Stehkantenvergoldung, RSchildern. u. dekorativer Rückenvergoldung. Marmorierte Vorsatzpapiere, Marmorschnitt. Vollständiges Ex. der berühmten Kehler Ausgabe. Band 70 enthält Voltaires Autobiographie, sein Leben von Condorcet sowie Register; Band 71-72: Table analytique et raisonnée de matières par Chantreau. Paris, Deterville, 1801. Abweichend in Hldr. gebunden. Die Ausgabe erschien auf verschiedenen Papieren und mit verschiedenen Anzahlen von Kupferbeigaben. Unser Ex. auf starkem Bütten mit Portraits in Bd. 1 (P.A. Tardieu nach n. de Largillier) , 16 (Langlois nach de la Tour), 30 (Tardieu nach Moreau le Jeune) u. 70 (wiederh. wie in 16), 2 Front. in Bd. 10 u. 11, 1 Plan in Bd. 24 sowie den 14 Taf. zur Mathematik in Bd. 29. - Einbände etw. berieben, Bd. 30-54 teils etw. stärker lädiert, einige Fehlstellen im Leder u. an den RSchildern., teils hier auch leichte Wasserschäden im Rande. Sehr dekorative Prachtbände von vorwiegend guter Erhaltung. 50000 gr.

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        DESCRIZIONE DEL MUSEO D'ANTIQUARIA E DEL GABINETTO D'ISTORIA NATURALE DEL SIG. PRINCIPE DI BISCARI FATTA DAL SIG. ABATE DOMENICO SESTINI ACCADEMICO FIORENTINO.DESCRIZIONE DEL TERRIBILE TERREMOTO DE 5 FEBBRARO 1783 CHE AFFLISSE LA SICILIA, DISTRUSSE MESSINA, E GRAN PARTE DELLA CALABRIA DIRETTA ALLA REALE ACCADEMIA DI BORDEAUX POESIA DEL PENSANTE PELORITANO.CON UNA NOTA DI MICHELE TORCIA

      CARLO GIORGI - VINCENZO MAZZOLA VOCOLA, 1784. DUE OPERE RILEGATE IN VOL. UNICO, RITR. DEL PRINCIPE DI BISCARI AD AMBEDUE LE OPERE AL FRONTESPIZIO, 2 TAVOLE ED UNA PIANTA DEL MUSEO IN DOPPIA PAG.; NUMEROSI FORI DI TARLO, ALCUNE PAG., DELLA SECONDA OPERA, CON MARGINI TARLATI, MA NON TOCCANO IL TESTO. PP. 61 (1? TESTO, 118 (2? TESTO). BUONE CONDIZ. 0

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        RATIONAL SPORTS. In Dialogues Passing Among The Children of a Family. Designed as A hint to mothers how they may inform the minds of their little people respecting the objects with which they are surrounded. Fourth edition.

      [5]. vii- 88 pages.. Original plain sheep backed boards. 12mo. Lacks half-title; some staining to a few pages; some turning and creasing of corners; spine expertly restored; else very good. Oppenheimer 896., for the first edition of 1783 which was narrower in size and had 124 pages, as opposed to 88 pages in this edition. Scarce.

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