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        Oeuvres Complettes d'Homère. L'Illiade; avec des notes Géographiques, Historiques et Littérales...dirigées par M. Mantelle; et L'Odissée avec des notes Géographiques, Historiques et Littérales... dirigées par M. Mantelle. Suivies de La Batrachomyomachie, ou le Combat des Rats et des Grenouilles, Hymnes et autre pièces attribuées à Homère

      Paris Servières 1784 8Ensemble de 8 volumes de format in 12 de T.I: 4 ff. (faux titre , titre, épitre),XXIV pp. (discours préliminaire), 284 pp., IV pp., 98 pp.; T.II:2 ff., 266 pp., 56 pp.; T.III: 2ff., 330 pp., 80 pp.; T.IV:2 ff., 316 pp., 82 pp.; T.V:2 ff., XXXII pp. (introduction), 432 pp.; T.VI: 2 ff., 420 pp.; T. VII: 2 ff., 300 pp., 2 ff. (privilège); T.VIII: 2 ff., 172 pp., 32 pp.. Reliure de l'époque en pleine basane havane, marbrée, dos richement ornés; tranches marbrées. Bien complet. Coiffe du tome II légèrement usée sinon charmanr exemplaire bien relié. Edition peu courante. Voir photos.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Daniel Sciardet]
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        Joannis Physiophili opuscula. Continent: monachologiam; accusationem physiophili, defensionem physiophili; anatomiam monachi. Collegit, edidit et praefatus est P. Aloysius Martius

      Augustae Vindelicorum [Augsburg], Sumtibus editoris, 1784. 8vo. 12 ll., 117 pp., six engraved plates depicting several "species" of monks and their clothes and shoes. Later half calf over marbled boards. Gilt title on the spine. Original or contemporary endpapers.l This is the second, rare edition of the Monachologia, an anticlerical parody on monks; a human species of "deceivingly human appearance, but vastly different from a man". Von Born introduces his satire with a passage from Linnaeus' "De noxa insectorum". The author applies hilarious pseudo-scholarly pretentiousness in his dealings with exterior and interior qualities defining a monk as an anthropomorphic animal, hooded, lamenting at night and starving himself. This was the first time the Linnaean system was used outside the field of natural history. The title suggests that this was the work of a Joannes Physiophylus, edited by a certain Aloysius Martius. Ignaz von Born (1742-1791), a freemason and, for a short time, a member of the Jesuits, is better known for his scientific work, mainly in the field of mineralogy, and conchology. His most famous books are: Ueber das Anquicken von Gold und Silberhältige Erze... (1775) and Index Fossilium (1775). He also described the conchological collection of Maria Theresia (now in the Zoological Museum in Vienna) in two works, viz. the Index rerum naturalium Musei Caesarei Vindobonensis (1778) and the Testacea Musei Caesarei Vindobonensis (1780). Some evenly distributed light spotting and browning, otherwise a very good copy.

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        (Aerostatica) An account of the first Aerial Voyage in Englad, in a series of letters to the Guardian, Chevalier Gherardo Compagni...

      An account of the first Aerial Voyage in Englad, in a series of letters to the Guardian, Chevalier Gherardo Compagni, written under the impressions of the various events that affected the undertaking..., by Lunardi, Vincenzo. London, printed for the the publisher, J. Bell...1784. In-8°, piena pelle, dorso a nervi decorato in oro, riquadro aureo sui piani. (4), 66, (2) pp., con ritratto dell' rinciso in rame dal Bartolozzi e 2 tavole ripiegate f.t. raffiguranti l' aerostato ed il relativo apparato per l' ascensione. Ottimo esemplare della rara edizione originale. Era il primo volo che si faceva a Londra; a cui il Lunardi ne fece seguire altri dodici in Inghilterra e Scozia dove fu anche nominato capitano... Firma autografa del LUNARDI sull' occhietto. (Boffito, Bobl. aeronautica italiana p. 256): > Liebmann-Wahl, 1021. Brockett, 7816. Maggs Bros, Bibl. aeronautica, I, 182. Hodgson, History of aeronautics in Great Britain, pp. 121-24.

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        Istoria politica e letteraria della Grecia libera. Tomo I (-IV). Edizione prima veneta diligentissimamente ricorretta. Venezia, Stamperia Graziosi, 1784

      Stamperia Graziosi, 1784. 4 vol. in-8, pp. (4), XVI, 366, 367, 368, 314, (10), leg. mod. m.pelle. Al vol I bell'antiporta allegorico inciso in rame entro bordura raffigurante la Musa che invita Tucidide a stendere la sua "Storia greca"; frontespizio inciso ai 4 volumi entro bordura ornamentale. Vasto e dotto studio sui costumi civili, religiosi e letterari dei Greci, nel quale il grande erudito saluzzese C. Denina (1731-1813) probabilmente riprende ed amplia la prima parte della sua opera maggiore, il "Discorso sopra le vicende di ogni letteratura" (1760), ove dimostra che i principi di ogni letteratura, come quelli di ogni altra forma di civiltà, vengono dall'Oriente e dalla Grecia in particolare. In fine al quarto vol. è un utile elenco di libri della Stamperia veneziana Graziosi.

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

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

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        An Essay on the Usefulness of Chemistry, and its application to the various occasions of life. Translated from the original

      FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, second issue. ?Bergman here discusses the great utility of chemistry to mankind, covering medicine, economics, industry, metallurgy, manufactures, pyrotechny, dyeing, salts, earths, gases, and other subjects. Duveen describes the second issue (London: J. Murray, 1784), identical to the first except for the reset title-page, which he found after searching diligently for twenty-five years, just in time to include in the addenda of his catalogue. The first issue is even rarer? (Neville). The translation was by Franz Xavier Schwediauer assisted by Jeremy Bentham.Cole 99 (first issue). Duveen p. 640, describing it as ?very rare?. Neville I, pp. 123-124 (first issue).8vo, 2 leaves, pp. 163, (1). Good modern half calf antique. Some spotting on a few leaves, otherwise a very good copy.

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        Breve Relazione Delle Cose Notabili Della Citta di SIENA Ampliata e Corretta. - Abrégé de l'histoire de GENEVE. - Guide des étrangers dans MILAN.

      Divers Divers 1784-1798 3 ouvrages reliés en 1 volume fort in-12 ( 160 X 90 mm ), demi-basane fauve à petits coins de vélin crème, dos lisse orné de chaînettes dorées, pièce de titre de maroquin vieux-rouge. Belle et rare réunion en bel état.- Breve Relazione Delle Cose Notabili Della Citta di SIENA Ampliata e Corretta. Siena, Per Francesco Rossi Stamp., 1784. 247 pages, 12 planches gravées dépliantes hors-texte.- Abrégé de l'histoire de GENEVE contenant la description de cette ville, les vies de J.J. Rousseau, de Charles Bonnet & des Dialogues sur la constitution Genevoise. Rédigé par Mr. B.B. Neuchâtel, Chez les frères Girardet, 1798. 8 ff. ( e.a. les deux calendriers, Greg. et Rév.Fr., réunis ) + p. 1-8/25-106 ( erreur de pagination ). 6 planches gravées dépliantes hors-texte.- Guide des étrangers dans MILAN. Milan, Mathieu Margaillan, 1786. 87 pages. Le plan annoncé est absent. D'autres photos sur

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        Portrait of Capt. James Cook

      London: J.Webber, June 4, 1784. very good. Stipple engraving, oval 120 x 95 mm. a proof before letters; mounted. A Proof impression before letters of John Webber's and Francesco Bartolozzi's fine oval portrait of Captain Cook. This portrait has a very large margin, unusual for this decorative oval shape, which is perhaps more often seen clipped to fit an oval frame. The original portrait of Cook was painted by Webber in 1776 and has been in the National Portrait Gallery in London since 1858. Webber had collaborated with Bartolozzi earlier in 1784 to execute his famous depiction of the death of Cook, and the relationship was evidently a happy one, as they also issued the rare oval version of the depiction of Cook's death as well as this portrait. It is fair to say that the original painting of Cook has not met with universal acclaim: Beaglehole claims that on first viewing his wife exclaimed 'Who is that low villain?' (Beaglehole, On the Character of Captain James Cook, p. 418).Born in Florence in 1728, Bartolozzi arrived in 1764 in England where he worked for the next three decades. He introduced the vogue of "stippled" engraving and this portrait is a particularly good example of his work. It is rare to find any material relating to Cook's famous Pacific voyages, or to Cook himself in a Proof state as offered here.

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        Gallerie edler Deutscher Frauenzimmer. Mit getroffenen Schattenrissen.

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

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        Das teutsche Rom]. Dritte verbesserte Auflage des teutschen Roms, das ist gründlicher Bericht von den Gotteshäusern, Klöstern, eingeweihten Hauskapellen, Heiligthümern und gottseligen Einwohnern der Churbaierischen Hauptstadt München.

      Thuille / Lintner, München 1784. - 8°, fester Kartoneinband der Zeit, 207 Seiten, ein kleiner Kupferstich 2 Seiten mit handschr. Anmerkung, Vorsatz mit sgerade ausgeschnittener Eckfehlstelle (dort wo ehedem Besitzervermerk), ExLIbris auf Deckel vorne innen (Theodor Freiherr v. Cramer-Klett in Hohen-Aschau), handscr. Besitzervermerk über ExLibris, Einband berieben, kleine einseitige Risse an Kante Rücken/Vorderdeckel oben und unten, Ecken leicht eingedrückt, Block partiell stockfleckig; sonst schöner Zustand. Die 2. Auflage des Werkes erschien 1781, die Erstauflage ist bibliographisch beim KVK nicht nachweisbar. Auf der Titelei heisst es noch: "Nachdem De. Heiligkeit Pius VI dieselbe [die kurbayerische Hauptstadt München] mit seiner höchsten Gegenwart im Jahr 1782 beehret hat". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Description de l'aérostate "L'Académie de Dijon", contenant le détail des procédés, la théorie des opérations, les dessins des machines & les procès-verbaux d'expériences. Suivi d'un essai sur l'application de la découverte de MM. De Montgolfier, à l'extraction des eaux des mines.

      Dijon, Causse, 1784. In-8, titre, VI, 224 pp., basane époque, dos à nerfs orné. Avec 4 planches dont 3 repliées. Relation des ascensions du 25 avril (c'est lors de ce vol que fut expérimentée la première tentative de dirigeabilité avec un système de rames et de gouvernail) et du 12 juin 1784. Outre ces relations, l'ouvrage contient diverses études très détaillées : "De la nature des enveloppes & du degré de perfection dont elles sont susceptibles" (pp. 5 à 45 : métal, taffetas, carton, etc) ; "Du gas inflammable" (pp. 46 à 106 : gas de zinc, gas de fer, gas provenant de divers végétaux, etc) ; "Des moyens de diriger" (pp. 107 à 140 : vents, forme du ballon, voiles, rames, gouvernail, etc) ; suit la description de l'aérostate, les expériences et observations, les Procès-verbaux des expériences et enfin l' "Essai sur la manière d'appliquer cette découverte à l'extraction des eaux". La pièce de titre porte "Mémoire de l'Ac. De Dijon" et la tomaison 8. Très bel exemplaire, particulièrement frais.

      [Bookseller: Jacques Chaminade]
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      [Bookseller: Librairie du Château de Capens]
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        Les siècles païens, Dictionnaire mythologique , héroïque , politique , littéraire et géographique de l'antiquité païenne, depuis l' origine du monde , jusqu ' à La fin du siècle d' Auguste. Pour servir à l'interprétation des Auteurs anciens , et à celle des Auteurs modernes qui traitent de l'Antiquité: Ouvrage puisé dans les sources primitives , et où elles sont fidèlement citées.

      Paris Moutard 1784. 9 volumes in 12. Outre faux titre, titre feuillets liminaires, T1 601, T2 599, T3 552, T4 487,89 tables articles générales, T5 543,T6 528, T7 631, T8 540, T9 et dernier 612 pages Le supplément de 89 pages de table générale des articles est bien présent et relié à la fin du tome 4 .Pleine basane de l'époque, tranches bleue et blanche à la cuve, dos à nerfs très orné, nerfs guillochés pieces de titre et tomaison en maroquin bleu.Agréables exemplaires aux reliures solides et esthétiques, quelques petites usures sans gravité ( accrocs aux coiffes superieures des tome 1,4,5, 7, 8, 9 .)coins parfois émoussés. Nonobstant bel exemplaire en état d'origine, à l'intérieur très frais. Antécédent : Ex libris manuscrit "à Madame de Belfort" sur chaque volume. Bel exemplaire de ce livre de référence recherché sur le paganisme et peu fréquent sur le marché.

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        Parnaso italiano ovvero Raccolta de' Poeti Classici Italiani d'ogni genere, d'ogni età, d'ogni metro e del più scelto tra gli ottimi, dilegentemente riveduti sugli originali più accreditati, e adornati di figure in rame.

      Antonio Zatta e figli,, Venezia, 1784 - Cinquantasei volumi di cm. 17,5, pp. 250-400 circa ciascuno. Un medaglione inciso al frontespizio di ogni volume, ritratti e 784 finissime incisioni in rame nel testo. Gli artisti che hanno adornato l'opera di figure sono Dall'Acqua, Baratti, Zuliani, Daniotto, ecc. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con fregi e titoli su doppi tasselli. Il primo e l'ultimo volume con legatura successiva ad imitazione delle altre. Esemplare con tracce d'uso alle cuffie, qualche volume con forellini di tarlo al dorso, alcune cerniere internamente un po' deboli. Complessivamente l'interno si presenta in barbe ed in ottimo stato di consrevazione. Raccolta delle opere più classiche della letteratura italiana. da Dante a Frugoni, cui fece da curatore Andrea Rubbi. Nell'ultimo volume si trova l'indice completo dell'opera. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        De Libertate Animae Humanae: Praelectiones Theologicae Et Philosophicae.

      Wilhelm Krüll, 1784,. - 178 Seiten; Pappeinband mit Spuren alten Wurmbefalls; ansonsten gepflegtes ORIGINAL aus Klosterbibliothek. la Gewicht in Gramm: 250

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        [Dala'il al-khayrat (Tokens of beneficial deeds)]. [Ottoman Empire]., 1199 AH [1784/1785 AD].

      1784. 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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        "Protest of John Harvey & Dan. Lamond, for the loss of the Ship Cargo." ADS. Sunderland, 28. IX. 1784.

      1784. 2 pp. on folded double leaf. With red wax seal. Folio. Statement made by the two shipwrecked Aberdeen mariners John Harvey and Daniel Lamond before George Boyd, the Notary Public of Sunderland, detailing how they lost their vessel and cargo off Sunderland Pier in a storm: "[...] these Appearants set sail with the said ship [the 'Peggy'] from Alemouth in Scotland [i.e., Alnmouth, Northumberland] on the 27th Day of September instant about one o'Clock P.M. staunch and in good Condition, and well manned, with a Cargo of Wheat on board, and proceeded with the said Ship to Newbiggen in the County of Northumberland, when about 4 o'Clock P.M. the Sea raged very high, and the said Ship sprung a Leak [...] the water still increasing upon them, they could with the greatest Difficulty keep the said Ship above water; - when the said Ship arrived off Tynemouth Castle, these Appearants let go the Anchor of the said Ship, but the Sea, still continuing to rage with great violence, they were under the Necessity of cutting the Cable [...] these Appearants endeavored to run the said Ship for Sunderland Harbour, (they not being able to get the said Ship into Shields Harbour) but when they arrived off there (viz. about 5 o'clock A.M.) there was six feet of Water in the Hould and these Appearants finding it impossible to keep the Ship above Water any longer, were under the Necessity of running her on Shore on the South-side of Sunderland Pier, in order to save their lives [...]". - While little is known of John Harvey, Daniel Lamond later entered the Royal Navy and died in the Battle of Copenhagen on 2 April 1801, one of the nine officers and 103 men of Captain James Walker's "Isis" killed or wounded when Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson's fleet defeated the Danish-Norwegian fleet. - Folded and with three drystamps (6d, 6d, 1s) and 8d stamp. Seal cracked. Signed by both mariners and the Notary, counter-signed by his clerks, Thomas Mewburn and James Dove.

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        Répertoire universel et raisonné de jurisprudence civile, criminelle, canonique et bénéficiale; ouvrage de plusieurs jurisconsultes : Mis en ordre & publié par M. Guyot, écuyer, ancien magistrat. Nouvelle édition corrigée, & augmentée tant des loix nouvelles que des arrêts rendus en matière importante pour les parlemens & les autres cours du royaume, depuis l'édition précédante. 17 Volumes complets.

      Paris, chez Visse 1784-1785, 260x195mm,relié plein veau moucheté de l'époque, dos à nerfs, pièce de titre cuir rouge, pièce de tomaison cuir vert, caissons ornés de fleurons dorés, tranches rouges, coiffes des tomes 11 et 12 un peu abîmées, quelques coins usés, bon état dans l'ensemble.

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        1784, 1785 & 2 1786 New Hampshire Journal of Proceedings of the Senate & House of Representatives along with the new Constitution

      printed by Robert Gerrish 1784 - 4 pieces total to include 1784, 1785 & 2 1786 New Hampshire Journal of Proceedings of the Senate & House of Representatives along with the new Constitution. All the legislation pending and current for the times here printed, petitions, etc. Many interesting topics including the pay for General Starks men in the Revolutionary War for 1777. Famous NH names, Langdon, Weare, Blood, Smith, Gilman, Peabody, Atkinson, Wentworth, Thornton, Webster and many more. Accounts of events and happenings in many towns. All are larger, soft cover approximately 8 x 13 inches, 40 to 70 pages each. Old rag paper is in excellent condition, very minor stains else very good plus. Please see the many photos provided, ask any questions, buy accordingly. Satisfaction guaranteed, original and authentic. Thank you for viewing, see our other fine and rare books for sale. Free shipping! [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ADS ("La Comtesse du Barry"). No place, 10 Oct. 1784 (or before).

      1784. Oblong 12mo (90 x 145 mm). 1 p. Addressed to Monsieur Caillebeaux, a promissory note for 2,000 livres to be paid to Monsieur Gilbert "marshand de toile a Versailles". - One of the last of the big-spenders of the Ancien régime, the Comtesse du Barry was at the epicentre of the cult of extravagance at Versailles and her quest for gowns of the utmost luxury has entered the realms of legend. Here we find her submitting a promissory note to M. Caillebeaux 'Controlleur des ventes de la ville' in favour of a Versailles cloth merchant, for the enormous sum of 2,000 livres. The document is signed on the verso by the merchant Gilbert. Though the Comtesse must have issued thousands of these notes (a good number survive) they are usually only signed by her and are rarely entirely in her hand. This one is entirely in her autograph. - Already a practised courtesan, Jeanne Bécu had been installed at Versailles in 1769 and quickly became the object of Louis XV's infatuation and his official mistress until his death in 1774. She was showered with gifts by the king, until the disaster of the diamond necklace ordered for her in 1772, at a cost of two million livres, which brought about the tangled web of deceit and extortion that fatally damaged the French monarchy in the following decade. The Comtesse du Barry was beheaded during the Terror. - Provenance: Charavay, Paris.

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        Partial archive of the Niemetschek-Neuling-Richter family. Sadska, Prague, Vienna and other places, 1784-1860.

      1784. More than 100 letters and documents by, to and about Franz Xaver Niemetschek and his family. Copious archive aquired from the direct descendants of Mozart's first biographer. While the documents contain no new information on Mozart himself, they do shed new light on Niemetschek's hitherto rather obscure biography and provide a vivid account of the life of the Viennese and Bohemian bourgeoisie during the Biedermeier period. In particular, the present material provides documentation that the musically-minded scholar Niemetschek, a pianist himself, could very well have visited Mozart's concerts in 1787 during his time at the University of Prague, thus once more fuelling the old debate whether the biographer and his subject did in fact meet. The archive comprises material from Niemetschek's lifetime and from that of his two children up to the early 1860s. A detailed catalogue is available upon request.

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        Minéralogie des Volcans, ou Description De toutes les Substances produites ou rejetées par les Feux souterrains?

      Paris, Cuchet, 1784 - 8° (198x120 mm). 18, 511, [1] pp. Head- and tailpieces. Three folding engraved plates, the first signed by Sellier, and showing basalt rocks. Contemporary mottled calf; spine with raised bands, tooled and lettered gilt. Marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Red edges. A very fine copy, wide-margined. Abraded a paper booklabel from the front pastedown. The first edition of one of the most significant textbooks of volcanology, a concise but detailed description of the key features of the numerous volcanic products, including several varieties of basalt. The French geologist, who was attached to the royal museum in Paris and 1793 became professor of geology in Paris, was owner of a fine cabinet of volcanic minerals and rocks, collected during his extensive travels. Furchheim, p. 54; E. Vaccari, ?Volcanic Travels? and the Development of Volcanology in 18th Century Europe, ?Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences?, 59 (2008), Suppl. i, pp. 37-50. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyages a Peking, Manille et l'Île de France, fait dans l'intervalle des années 1784 à 1801 [...]. Paris, l'Imprimerie Impériale (J.J. Marcel) for Treuttel and Würtz, 1808.

      1784. 3 text volumes (8vo) & atlas volume (folio). The atlas with 92 engraved illustrations on 61 leaves by De Guines after Deserve and 6 engraved maps (4 folding) by d'Houdan. Contemporary gold-tooled tree calf with marbled endpapers (text vols.), modern gold-tooled half sheepskin, marbled sides (atlas). The atlas untrimmed, leaving deckles intact. First edition of an esteemed and well-illustrated account of China and the Philippines by the French sinologist and lexicographer Chrétien-Louis-Joseph de Guignes. De Guignes lived in China for 17 years, partly as Resident of France in China and consul at Canton. He was attached as interpreter to the Dutch embassy to Beijing (1794-1795), led by Titsingh and Van Braam. His engaging travelogue recounts his experiences in China, with illustrations after sketches that he made on the spot. De Guignes's narrative provides an interesting and personal perspective on the embassy to Beijing. - De Guignes was the son of the distinguished sinologist Joseph de Guignes, and a correspondent for the Académie des Sciences and the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. He authored the important dictionary Dictionnaire Chinois-Français et Latin (1813). - A German translation of the Voyages appeared in Leipzig in 1809-1810. - Slightly browned, plates in the atlas spotted and slightly dirty, the bindings slightly worn, otherwise in good condition. Cordier, Sinica, cols. 2351-2352; Gay, Bibl. de l'Afrique et l'Arabe 3307; Löwendahl 738; Lust 336; Morison II, 104; Reed & Demattè 11.

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        The Rambler's magazine; or, The annals of gallantry, glee, pleasure, and the Bon Ton; calculated for the entertainment of the polite world; and to furnish the man of pleasure with a most delicious banquet of amorous, Bacchanalian, whimsical, humorous, theatrical and polite entertainment. Vol. 2. For the year 1784.

      518p + 35 (of 38) plates, 37 in total with 2 in duplicate. Sympathetic later quarter calf in period style. Uncut.A satirical magazine covering the politics and social gossip of the day.

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        Portrait of Ludwig (1784-1864), Archduke of Austria. N. p., [n. b. 1831].

      1784. Head-and-shoulders portrait, turned to the left. Watercolor on paper. 124:96 mm. A fine watercolor study, signed on the reverse by an unkown hand.

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        Vicende della coltura nelle Due Sicilie, o sia Storia ragionata della loro legislazione e polizia, delle lettere, del commercio, delle arti, e degli spettacoli dalle colonie straniere insino a noi. Tomi I-V. (Con:) Supplimento alle vicende..Parte I: Prospetto del sec. XVIII. |Napoli, Vinc. Flauto, 1784-86 (e 1792 per il Supplimento)

      Flauto, 1784. 6 vol. in-8, pp. VIII, 311; VIII, 335; VIII, 400; VIII, 428; (2), IV, 580, (1); (12), 224 per il Suppl.; broch. orig., carta varese (parzialm. sciupata in qualche vol.). Tit. a stampa rossa e nera. Prima edizione di opera importante, valida ancora oggi per indagini di carattere critico e bibliografico sulla cultura in Italia meridionale dalle origini al XVIII sec. L'autore (1731-1815) fu tra i più attivi esponenti del partito progressista napoletano; in quest'opera tese a fondere il metodo storico di G.Tiraboschi con quello estetico degli illuministi francesi. Esempl. intonso (con lievi fioriture della carta).

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        Minéralogie des volcans, ou description de toutes les substances produites ou rejetées par les feux souterrains.

      1784 1 broché, couv. muette de l'époque, ex. non rogné. soit 2 ouvrages en 1 vol. in-8 ; Paris, Cuchet, 1784, 18-511 pp. + 3 pl. h.t. ; (suivi ce). -2) MONTLOSIER (François-Dominique de Reynaud, Comte de). Essai sur la théorie des volcans d'Auvergne. Nouvelle édition copiée littéralement sur celle de 1789. Riom et Clermont, Landriot et Rousset, An 10 - 1802, 184 pp. ; 1) Edition originale.Conlon 84 : 1099 ; Ward et Carozzi 781.2) 2e édition (E.O. : 1788)."The intellectual politician and scientific investigator [] promulgated a new theory about volcanoes. Like Desmarest, Montlosier recognised that there were in Auvergne volcanoes of different ages. The younger have preserved their typical conical form and their craters uninjured. The older are for the most part situated at higher levels, and these characteristic features are absent." (Ward et Carozzi).

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        Von dem neu entdeckten Planeten. Berlin and Dessau, (Christian Sigismund Spener für die) Gelehrtenbuchhandlung, 1784.

      1784. 8vo. (4), 132 pp. With engr. title vignette and folding engr. plate. Contemp. half calf with red label to appealingly gilt spine. All edges red. Marbled endpapers. First edition of this treatise on the planet Uranus, discovered by William Herschel in 1781 after important groundwork having been done by Bode. Uranus was the first planet not known since antiquity, and its discovery doubled the expanse of the known universe. "Bode gave the name Uranus to Herschel's newly discovered planet" (DSB). "Among the astronomical writers of the 18th century, Bode occupies the first rank" (cf. ADB). "Besides his tables, his two sky atlases were for a long time indispensable tools for astronomers [...] Bode was almost the only writer to support the then not widely known ideas of Kant, Lambert, and Herschel on the infinity of space, the infinite number of inhabited worlds, and the continuous birth and passing away of stars according to natural laws" (DSB II, 220f.). Rare. - Perfect, appealingly bound copy from the 27,000-volume library of Duke Max in Bavaria (1808-88), father of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Roller/Goodman I, 127.

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        The Universal Magazine (of Knowledge and Pleasure). 1784 (July through December).

      William Bent. London. 1784. - Half-leather bound volume 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; 336 pp. plus Supplement (pp. 337-383) and 4 pp. index. Engraved bookplate by I.C. Berndt. Leather spine perished; abrasions to corners and boards; boards loose but holding; title page and first page of July number detached; contents in good clean condition. Volume contains 15 engraved plates, including 7 relating to Cook's Voyages, plus a folding map, "Chart of the NW Coast of America and NE Coast of Asia," 10 1/2 x 18 inches, in good condition (several breaks at folds; 1 inch tear entering image at left margin). The Universal Magazine published in serial form the account of Captain Cook's voyage to the Northern Hemisphere. A note in the July number states the account continues from the June Supplement. The narrative in the present volume continues through the death of Cook. Plates relating to the voyage are King and Woman of the Friendly Islands; Two Women of Otaheite; a Morai in Atooi; Man and Woman of Nootka Sound; Man and Woman of Prince Williams Sound; Man and Woman of Oonalashka; and a portrait of Cook. All but the portrait of Cook and the Morai plate are double images. The volume also includes a portrait of "Dr. (Samuel) Johnson" in recognition of "Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Late Dr. Samuel Johnson." Of further interest is an illustrated account of the first manned balloon flight in England, "Mr. Lunardi's Aerial Voyage" (an "inflammable air balloon" fitted with oars) from London to Hertfordshire, on which Lunardi had for companions "a dog, a cat, and two pigeons." The volume contains much of interest with content pertaining to literature, exploration, and a landmark in the history of flight. The volume would merit rehabilitation. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alphabetum Armenum. Cum Oratione Dominicali, Salutatione Angelica, initio Evangelii S. Iohannis et Cantico Poenitentiae. Rome, Sac. Congreg. de Propaganda Fide, 1784.

      1784. 8vo. 32 pp. With woodcut printer's device to title page. Modern half calf. Brief introduction to the Armenian language for Catholic missionaries. "A reissue of the 1673 edition. The specimen includes a figurated woodcut alphabet and a cursive alphabet which does not seem to be cast but rather woodcut" (Smitskamp). Contains three Armenian alphabet tables as well as the Lord's Prayer, the Ave Maria, extracts from the Gospel of John, and an Act of Contrition in Armenian. - "The best known products of the Propaganda Press, apart from its missals, grammars, and dictionaries, are the Alphabeta" (Smitskamp 193). This is, perhaps, litte surprise, for the missionaries sent forth to all parts of the globe by the Roman see through the Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide, founded by Pope Gregory XV in 1622 for the purpose of spreading the Catholic interpretation of the Gospel, depended on language study textbooks such as these. The production of such alphabets was taken up as early as 1630 and was not discontinued until the early years of the 18th century; in 1812 the Congregation's in-house printing office was dissolved. - A good, nearly unbrowned copy. Smitskamp 211. Graesse I, 85.

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        Regi Gustavo regis federici filio Suecis Gothis Vandalis Imperanti praesides et alumni Collegii Christiano nomini propagando quod linguarum experimenta publicantibus indulgentissime adfuerit interumque ad officinae librariae cognitionem lyceo successerit honoris ergo litterarium formarum omnigenarum specimen laeti libentes dedicant [...]. [Rome], (typis Sacrae Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, March 1784).

      1784. Small folio (252 x 336 mm). (1), 23, (1) ff. (lacking first blank). With engraved medallion headpiece to first leaf. Modern marbled boards with giltstamped green title label to upper cover. Only edition. - A set of congratulatory poems in forty-six languages to honour the visit of Gustaf III of Sweden to Rome. This multilingual album of type specimens is a remarkable showcase for the typographical versatility of the Propaganda Press in the later 18th century, shortly before the printing-house was "despoiled unmercifully" (Updike I, 183) in 1798 by the French Directory. Includes versions in Arabic, Armenian, Chaldaic, Chinese, Croatian, Classical and Modern Greek, Hebrew, Malabar, Persian, Serbian, Syrian, Tibetan, and Turkish. - Some browning and foxing throughout; a few edge flaws (with occasional loss of corner) repaired. A wide-margined copy. Rare; OCLC lists eight copies worldwide (six in U.S. research libraries). OCLC 20273705.

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        Schriftstück mit eigenh. Zusatz O. O., 8. IV. 1784.

      1784. 1 Zeile auf 1 S. Folio. Eine Eingabe des "Controleur général" für den in Not geratenen Vicomte de la Barthe mit der Bitte um Unterstützung, die der König mit den Worten genehmigt: "Bon pour 2000 l[ivres] de gratification extraordinaire".

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        Dell'utilita' dei conduttori elettrici. Dissertazione pubblicata per ordine del governo

      Marelli, 1784. In 8o, pp. XXXIV + 304 con 1 tav. all'acq. f.t. piu' volte rip. Frontespizio inciso all'acq. con vignetta.  Galleria di tarlo restaurata alle prime 15 cc. e altra galleria restaurata piu' piccola al margine interno inferiore ad una ventina di cc. Qualche leggera gora. Legatura in cart. ed. decorata restaurata. Esemplare con danni riparati, peraltro copia freschissima in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dedica al contropiatto anteriore al 'sig. professore Pratolongo da parte dell'autore'. Segue, piu' in basso, la firma di possesso di G. A. Mongiardino (Giovanni Antonio Mongiardino, medico e docente all'Universita' di Genova). Ed. orig. di questa importante opera di Landriani: 'erudita ed elegante dissertazione' in cui 'dopo avere dottamente parlato della natura del fulmine, dei suoi terribili effetti... dimostra come l'elettricita' artificiale tutti li imita'. Quindi passa a descrivere 'l'asta metallica del Franklin merce' la quale il fluido fulmineo si sottopone all'analisi e si ritrova in tutto simile all'elettrica materia... passa l'Autore alle sperienze de' cervi volanti e riferisce il sorprendente fenomeno accaduto al Sig. Romus in Francia per cui viene a verificarsi la proposta fatta dal Franklin di difendere cioe' dal fulmine le case con innalzare sopra le medesime un'asta metallica... ecco che qui l'A. entra direttamente a trattare dei conduttori dimostrandone con ogni genere di prove la loro utilita'...' (Effemeridi letterarie di Roma, XIII, 1784, p. 303 e ss.). Landriani (1751-1816) pubblico' nel 1775 le Ricerche fisiche intorno alla salubrita' dell'aria, uno dei primi esempi italiani di chimica pneumatica. Cio' gli valse la chiamata alla cattedra di fisica, allora istituita, delle Scuole Braidensi. I suoi esperimenti sulle arie e sugli acidi ebbero risonanza europea. Ebbe numerosi incarichi dal governo. Nel 1791 condusse una missione diplomatica presso la corte di Sassonia a Dresda dove continuo' a occuparsi di studi di fisica, diffondendo le recenti scoperte elettrofisiologiche di Galvani. ITA

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        Les siècles païens, ou dictionnaire mythologique, héroïque, politique, littéraire et géographique de l'Antiquité Païenne, Depuis l'origine du Monde jusqu'à la fin du siècle d'Auguste. Pour servir à l'interprétation des Auteurs anciens, & à celle des Auteur modernes qui traitent de l'Antiquité: ouvrage puisé dans les sources primitives, & où elles sont fidèlement citées. 9 volumes, complet

      Chez Moutard Paris 1784 Edition Originale. 9 volumes en in-12 reliés, (601)(599)(552)(487+89 p. de la table des articles)(543)(528)(631)(540)(612) pages. Plein veau glacé d'époque, dos à 5 nerfs richement ornés de caissons avec motifs floraux, pièces de titre et de tomaisons marrons et noires, tranches rouges. T. VI: un petit manque sur la coiffe de pied, coiffe de tête manquante, qui l'est partiellement aux t. I et VIII; t. I: un accroc sur le haut du premier plat et sur le bas du deuxième, un petit trou de vers en bas du dos du t. VII sans atteinte au texte. Sinon, pour l'ensemble, frottements d'usage (dont quelques coins frottés ou émoussés), un tampon partiellement rayé sur les pages de faux-titre. Cet ouvrage, peu communément disponible demeure une référence sur le paganisme. Livres solides, intérieur très frais. Bon exemplaire de bibliothèque et de lecture.

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        Memoire sur les tremblemens de terre de la Calabre Pendant l?année 1783? Rome, Antonio Fulgoni, 1784

      Antonio Fulgoni, 1784. 8° (192x123 mm). 70 pp. Contemporary marbled boards backed in leather. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Red sprinkled edges. Corners and margins of both covers light torn, lettering piece slightly chipped. An excellent copy. The celebrated geologist of the Alps, who in 1781 had climbed Mount Etna and visited the Aelion archipleago, travelled in February and March 1784 in the area affected by the desastrous earthquake of 1783. His attention focuses on aspects neglected in the numerous pamphlets and chronicles published on this event, and he explains scientifically the exceptional effects of the violent shocks on the landscape and the nature of the country. ?The scientific methodology of Dolomieu, expressed through his researches on Italian volcanoes, adopted the essential elements of the late 18th century geology: the scientific travel and detailed fieldwork; the mineralogical skills and the practical knowledge of mining; the comparative study of mountains and volcanoes [?] The perception of the great complexity, number and variety of geological phenomena had moved Dolomieu away from the general theories of the Earth. He searched for the solution to the geological problems through travelling. This is the reason why, instead of referring to general theoretical models, he constantly introduced questions about problems that emerged from the fieldwork? (E. Vaccari, ?Volcanic Travels?, p. 42).

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        Mémoires du baron de Tott sur les Turcs et les Tartares. Premiere [-quatrieme] partie.

      A Amsterdam: [s.n.], MDCCLXXXIV-MDCCLXXXV [1784-1785].- // 8º (191x121mm.); 4 partes en 2 vol.; I: [2], 203 p.; II: [4], 220 p.; III: [4], 180 p.; IV: [4], 152 p..- // Plein cuir d'époque, nerfs avec dorure, fleurons entre-nerfs, double pièce de titre, filet doré sur les chants ; tranches teintes en rouge ; il conserve les signets en soie dans les deux volumes. Renvois multiples mais très légers au crayon dans la marge du texte ; petit sommaire manuscrit de passages significatifs du livre, écrit au crayon par possesseur précédent sur recto de page de garde postérieure dans les deux volumes.- // Prov.: Pas de données.- // Refs.: Boucher de La Richarderie, II, 174-179; Brunet, V, 901; Chadenat, 994; Graesse, VI/2, 180. Exemple magnifique de la première édition d'une œuvre à succès (en seulement 2 ans on fit quatre autres éditions), ce n'est ni une histoire de voyages ni un simple livre de coutumes. Parmi ses principales contributions, il faut souligner la description qu'il fait (dans le deuxième livre) du peuple tartare de Crimée - de sa vie quotidienne, aussi bien que de l'histoire naturelle de cette région avant son invasion par la Russie - le motif d'un de ses voyages fut nécessairement qu'on le chargea d'essayer de provoquer une guerre entre russes et ottomans -, et la suggestion de la pertinence de l'établissement d'un canal à Suez, idée reprise par Napoléon et plus tard par les saint-simoniens, qui insistèrent jusqu'à en obtenir la réalisation, presque cent ans plus tard. Mais sans qu'on en fasse l'éloge, leurs observations et notes sur le fonctionnement de la politique dans l'Empire Ottoman et leurs descriptions du mode de vie des Turcs sont encore une source où puisent les historiens.

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        An account of the first Aerial Voyage in Englad, in a series of letters to the Guardian, Chevalier Gherardo Compagni, written under the impressions of the various events that affected the undertaking...

      An account of the first Aerial Voyage in Englad, in a series of letters to the Guardian, Chevalier Gherardo Compagni, written under the impressions of the various events that affected the undertaking..., by Lunardi, Vincenzo. London, printed for the Author...1784. In - 8°, piena pelle, dorso a nervi decorato in oro, riquadro aureo sui piani. (4), 66, (2) pp., con ritratto dell' Autore inciso in rame dal Bartolozzi e 2 tavole ripiegate f.t. raffiguranti il pallone e l' apparato per l' ascensione. Ottimo esemplare della rara edizione originale. Era il primo volo che si faceva a Londra; a cui il Lunardi ne fece seguire altri dodici in Inghilterra e Scozia dove fu anche nominato capitano... (Boffito, I, p. 256). Liebmann - Wahl, 1021. Brockett, 7816. Maggs Bros, Bibl. aeronautica, I, 182. Hodgson, History of aeronautics in Great Britain, pp. 121 - 24.

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        Théâtre et autres œuvres.

      Paris, Cailleau, 1784. 2 volumes in-8, 2ff.-LXXIIpp.-184pp.-VIIpp.-pp.187 à 344-1f. paginée par erreur 350-1f. - 2ff.-493pp.-2ff.- 12 planches. Maroquin rouge, encadrement triple filet doré, dos lisses ornés de pièces de titre vertes, filets et roulettes formant caissons et plinthe en queues, fleurons d'angles, fleurons "rocaille" centraux. Roulette intérieure dorée, filets sur les coupes. Tranches dorées. (Reliures de l'époque). Retirage de l'édition Ballard, Le Jay, 1779 (décrite par Cohen, 246), avec de nouveaux titres. Portrait gravé d'après Voiriot et 11 figures de Monnet gravées par Legrand, Mathieu, Baquoy, de Launay, Masquellier, Massard, Née et Ponce. Une biographie de Colardeau, par Jabineau de La Voute, débute cette édition collective, suivie de l'éloge de La Harpe, de la réponse de Marmontel, de l'épître de Dorat. Contient Astarbé ; Caliste ; Les perfidies à la mode ; Lettre amoureuse d'Héloïse à Abailard ; Armide à Renaud ; Le patriotisme ; Épître à Minette ; Ode sur la poésie... ; Les traduction des Nuits d'Young et du Temple de Gnide ; Épître à Duhamel de Denainvilliers ; Les hommes de Prométhée ; des pièces fugitives. - Bel exemplaire, bien relié. A signaler cependant quelques feuillets très légèrement jaunis et un petit accroc à une coiffe supérieure.

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        Oeuvres mélées de M. L. Dutens, De la Société Royale de Londres, & de l'Académie Royale des Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres de Paris.

      A Genève, Chez Bonnant, 1784.In-8 de VII-398-[1] pages, cartonnage d'attente avec étiquette de titre manuscrite au dos. Non rogné, beau et frais, tel que paru! Tableau dépliant en fin (Table généalogique de la famille des Scipions). « Grand voyageur, [Louis Dutens] a contribué à répandre ce "cosmopolitisme" qui est un des caractères essentiels de la littérature et des mœurs dans la deuxième moitié du XVIIIe siècle» [Georges Grente, in Dictionnaire des lettres françaises]. Contient notamment les Lettres à Monsieur D... B... sur la réfutation du livre de l'"Esprit d'Helvétius" par J. J. Rousseau, avec quelques lettres de ces deux auteurs (1779), des lettres et poésies de l'auteur. La première partie de l'ouvrage (plus de 200 p.) contient : " Des pierres précieuses et des pierres fines, avec les moyens de les connaitre & de les évaluer"; on trouve également les "Lettres sur un automates qui joue aux échecs". Rare et sympa.

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        Wolffgangi Adami Lauterbachii ... Collegium Pandectarum theoretico-practicum studio b. filii Vlrici Thomae Lauterbachii

      Georgii Cottae, 1784. in 4° - pp.pp 8nn + 1230; 4nn + 1111 + 1 c. di tav. ripieg.; 2nn + 1334 - Pergamena - Tre volumi - Marca tipografica xilografica al frontespizio - Testo in tedesco - Legatura coeva con fregi in oro al dorso - Piccole mancanze ai dorsi dei vol. I e III. Fioriture sparse, pagine lievemente brunite

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        Recueil de poëtes moralistes françois / Choix des quatrains moraux.

      17842 volumes in-12, plein veau porphyre de lépoque, dos lisses fleuronnés et cloisonnés, pièces de titre de veau bronze, triples filets dencadrement sur les plats, coupes guillochées, dorés sur tranches, xv, (1), 232 p. et (4), 204 p. A Gnomopolis, et se trouve à Paris, chez Cailleau, 1784. Rare édition originale et unique de ce recueil préparé et édité par Sylvain Maréchal, alors attaché à la Bibliothèque Mazarine. La préface porte à la fin : "Fait à Paris, à la Bibliothèque Mazarine, en février 1784".Le volume I réunit des quatrains de Pybrac, Mathieu, Parent, Ronsard, etc. Le tome II rassemble ceux de Claverger, Dorléans, Godeau, Fenelon, de Sylvain Maréchal lui-même, etc. Soit plus de 400 "quatrains moraux", classés par ordre chronologique, dont quelques cinquante de Sylvain Maréchal lui-même. Il fut renvoyé de son poste à la bibliothèque Mazarine pour athéisme, quelques mois après la parution de cet ouvrage.Page de titre sur trois pages, le livre est imprimé dans le sens de la hauteur des pages : "Cette édition a une singularité typographique, que nous a suggéré la nature de l'Ouvrage, ayant voulu éviter l'inconvénient de couper les vers de 12 syllabes" (préface).(Conlon, Siècle des Lumières, 84:578. Dommanget, S. Maréchal, p. 448. Seulement 3 exemplaires dans les bibliothèques françaises [CCFr]).Bel exemplaire, très frais, dans une jolie reliure de veau porphyre de lépoque.

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        De l'administration des finances de France...

      s.n, 1784. Tre volumi di cm. 20, pp. vi, clix (1) 352; vi, 536; vii (1) 468. Con ritratto di Necker inciso in nrame all'antiporta del primo volume. Privo però della tabella ripiegata che normalmente è posta al primo volume. Solida legatura coeva in piena pergamena rigida con titoli su doppi tasselli ai dorsi. Esemplare con qualche rada arrossatura, ma genuino, marginoso e ben conservato. Si tratta di una delle molteplici edizione apparse nell'anno dell'originale di questa celebre opera di economia

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        De l'administration des finances de la France

      Slnn, 1784. 3 volumes in-8, CLIX-(1)-354, (2)-III-(1)-536 et (2)-IV-468 pp., reliure d'époque plein veau, dos ornés, tranches marbrées, un tableau dépliant (coiffes arasées, coins émoussés). Année de l'édition originale (1784). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).* Frais de port en sus. * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. * La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *

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        Iconographie du genre camellia ou description et figures des camellia les plus beaux et les plus rares.Paris, H. Cousin (plates printed by N. Rémond), [1839-]1841-1843. 3 volumes. Folio. With 301 engraved plates, printed in colour a la poupée and finished in colour by hand, engraved by Duménil, Gabriel and Oudet after Johann Jakob Jung. Contemporary half morocco, gold-tooled spine.

      Blunt, p. 229; Buchanan, Nature into art, p. 59; GFB, p. 75; Nissen, BBI 150; Cat. De Belder 73. First edition of a beautifully illustrated work on camellias by the Italian abbot Lorenzo Berlèse (1784-1863), perhaps the greatest authority on the subject during the 19th century. The three volumes include 300 different types of camellias, each illustrated with a brightly coloured engraved plate. Each plate is accompanied by one leaf, with the description of the flower printed on the upper half, and a scientific monograph on camellias printed on the remaining space running through all the text leaves. The flowers were drawn from nature in Berlèse's greenhouses at Paris (where he held more than 800 camellia species and types) by the German artist Johann Jakob Jung (1819-1844?). Jung was among the various painters who were influenced by the great French flower artist Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840), who was praised for his brilliant and prolific illustrations. The first flower in the first volume, the Camellia derbiana, is illustrated with two plates.In very good condition, only slightly foxed.

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        The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; of York, Mariner: Who Lived Eight and Twenty Years All Alone in an Uninhabited Island on the Coast of America, Near the Mouth of the Great River Oroonoque.

      Printed for J. Buckland, W. Strahan, J.F. and C. Rivington, T. Longman, B. Law, J. Wilkie, T. and W. Lowndes, S. Bladon, J. Murray, R. Baldwin, and Scatcherd and Whitaker, London, 1784. - Sixteenth edition. 288; 275, (1) pp.+ 11 engraved plates. Contemporary full calf bindings with neatly gilt spines, red and green spine labels and gilt borders. Corners bumped, spine slightly rubbed, spine ends slightly chipped, rear joint of volume 1 and front joint of volume 2 with shallow cracks, bindings still firm. Paste-down endpapers with owner's signatures and book-plates, first free end paper of volume 1 with small ink spot, page 147-148 missing from volume 1, and was appearantly not bound with the book originally. Plate facing page 48 with chip measuring ca 1 x 8 cm, with some subsequent loss of text from the title of the plate. Title-leaf of volume 2 is missing, page 31 with ca 2,5 cm tear at tail of spine, page 67 with ca 2 cm tear at the edge, pages 196-205 with small stain at upper edge, last free endpaper missing. Seven of the eleven plates are somewhat crudely hand-coloured, some of them somewhat soiled as well. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Paysan perverti. 2 volumes.

      Ou les Dangers de la ville. Histoire récente, mise au jour d'après les véritables Lettres des personnages. Par N.E. Rétif de La Bretonne. 8 parties en 2 volumes. Contrefaçon dont Rétif de La Bretonne se plaignit, mais qu'il fit sans doute lui-même imprimer en 1784 et qu'il fit dater de 1776. Exemplaire de la bibliothèque de René Gillon, bien complet du recueil de descriptions des figures, mais sans les 82 figures de Binet qui manquent parfois, celles-ci ayant été publiées séparément. A La Haye et Paris, chez Esprit 1776 (1784). Reliure en plein veau marbré de l'époque. Dos à 5 nerfs orné et doré. Pièces de titre et de tomaisons. Tranches marbrées. Quelques rousseurs sur le 1er volume. Bon état. Format in-12° (17x10).

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        Histoire véritable de la vie errante et de la mort subite d'un chanoine qui vit encore ; Ecrite à Paris par le défunt lui-même, Dieu lui fasse paix. Publiée à Mayence depuis sa résurrection avec la filiation des pièces que sa fermeté a fait naître : le tout pour l'instruction des juges du révérendissime consistoire métropolitain. Sans avertissement ni avant-propos, ni préface quelconque, par déférence pour les lecteurs qui ne les aiment pas.

      A Paris chez Buisson [Francfort, 1784] 1788 In-8 de 1 portrait, ((4)-366-(2) pp. Dossier des pièces pour un chanoine réssuscité à demi, contre les auteurs de sa mort et leurs complices... Sans lieu [Francfort], 1784. In-8 de (336) pp., 1 portrait, 1 carte de visite gravée dans le texte et 1 planche hors texte. Question intéressante pour tout le clergé, consultée à Paris sur les droits de jurisdiction de S.A.E. Mgr l'Archevêque de Mayence. Sans lieu, 1784. In-8 de 28-(4) pp. Ensemble 1 vol. in-8, demi-veau havane, dos orné à nerfs, pièce de titre en maroquin vert olive, tranches rouges (reliure de l'époque). Remise en vente de l'édition originale de 1784 avec une nouvelle page de titre à l'adresse de Buisson et le feuillet de Permission datée du 18 octobre 1787. Recueil de trois ouvrages extravagants écrits par Louis Rumpler de Rorbach, chanoine de Varsovie et de Saint-Pierre le jeune à Strasbourg, né à Obernai en Alsace vers 1732. 2 portraits, une planche « Fondation d'une maison d'orphelines et d'une école françoise » et la singulière carte de visite gravée dans le texte. « Récit de niches les plus extravagantes. Livre singulier parmi les singuliers. L'errata vaut son pesant d'or ». Caillet 9714, 9716, 9717. Très bon exemplaire.

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