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        Gesamtansicht über den Main, im Vordergrund Segelschiff, Boot und Floß, links der Mainkran mit Lastkähnen und eine Schiffsbrücke.

      - Tuschefederzeichnung in braun mit schwarzer Tuschlinie umrandet v. unsigniert, v. 1784, 36 x 74 Fein ausgeführte Tuschefederzeichnung. - Am Rand kleine Restaurationsspuren. - Teilweise etwas fleckig. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Recueil d'estampes représentant les différents évenemens de la guerre qui a procuré l'indépendance aux Etats unis de l'Amérique.

      Paris, Ponce et Godefroy, (1784). - Oblong-4to. With 16 engraved plates. Later dark blue half morocco. First edition. - Some foxing and browning to margins otherwise a very good, wide-margined copy.

      [Bookseller: Manfred Nosbuesch]
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        A General Chart Exhibiting the Discoveries made by Captn James Cook in this and his two preceding Voyages; with the Tracks of the Ships under his Command by Lieut Heny Roberts of His Majesty's Royal Navy

      Dublin:: United Company of Booksellers, by Christr. Byrne,. 1784.. Maps. Very good overall. The general chart for a Dublin edition of Cook's Voyages, re-engraved & printed by the Byrne family. A very impressive and unusual map, as the Irish editions are very often found without maps. The very bright impression, on high quality laid paper, persuades us that this is an early pull from this plate, most likely the 1784 Dublin edition, Beddie 1546. All three of Cook's voyages' tracks are marked with dates. Neatly flattened, backed on acid-free tissue, some old folds strengthened. 35 x 22.8 inches, with full margins.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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        A LETTER FROM PHOCION TO THE CONSIDERATE CITIZENS OF NEW- YORK, ON THE POLITICS OF THE TIMES, IN CONSEQUENCE OF THE PEACE

      Philadelphia, 1784. Modern green half morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Light to moderate foxing and soiling. Very good. One of two Philadelphia editions of this influential political tract, after the first New York printing of the same year. Here Hamilton argues some of the points that were to become Federalist creed: compliance with the 1783 peace treaty with the British, an end to attacks on Tories and Tory property, and the submission of the states to the central authority of the United States. It is Hamilton's third political tract, his first two appearing in 1774 and 1775. "This impression contains, Letters on the stage, pp.13-15, and a List of books, 1 page, added by Robert Bell, and probably marks a second edition" - Evans. Scarce.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A VOYAGE TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. UNDERTAKEN BY THE COMMAND OF HIS MAJESTY, FOR MAKING DISCOVERIES IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

      Dublin, 1784. Contemporary calf, spines gilt, leather labels. Extremities lightly worn, slight wear to spine end and hinges, volume one expertly rebacked, with original spine laid down. Minor occasional foxing. A very good set. First Dublin edition of the official account of Cook's third and final voyage, including text on the exploration of Hawaii and the west coasts of America, Canada, and Alaska. The third voyage was undertaken to continue the British survey of the Pacific, but most particularly to search for a northwest passage from the western side. Sailing in 1776, the expedition called at Kerguelen Island, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Cook, Tonga, and Society islands, then sailed north and discovered Christmas Island and the Hawaiian Islands. They then thoroughly explored and charted the Northwest Coast from the Bering Straits along the coast of Alaska and Canada, as far south as present northern California. Returning to Hawaii in 1778, the expedition was at first received warmly; but after departing and being forced to return to repair a mast, trouble developed which led to a tragic series of events in which the great navigator was killed. However, the expedition pressed on under Clerke and then Gore, and explored the coasts of Siberia and Kamchatka before returning to England in 1780. Forbes calls this work "arguably the single most important book on the Hawaiian islands." The Dublin edition was issued both with and without the plates; this copy is the issue with the plates, which is considerably more desirable and difficult to come by.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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. - 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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Canon Missae ad usum Episcoporum, ac Praelatorum Solemniter, vel private Celebrantium

      hardcover. Printed in red & black, with 13 copperplates by Suor Isabella Piccini, numerous engr. initials and tailpieces. Thin tall folio, full cont. red morocco, richly gilt- tooled with garlands & fan-shaped corners, back gilt, g.e. Venetiis: Balleoniana, 1784.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        A voyage to the Pacific Ocean ... for making discoveries in the northern hemisphere ... The second edition

      London. 1784. "3 volumes, 4to, complete with 87 plates and charts, many folding and / or double page; (some copies have 63 plates and charts in a separate atlas volume; in this set, these plates are bound in the text volumes); later full calf, red and black morocco labels on spines; joints cracked, all volumes rubbed and slightly worn, occasional spots and stains, but in all a good, complete set. This was Cook's last voyage, as he was killed in Hawaii before its completion. The plates are among the most iconic of all his voyages. Beddie, Bibliography of Captain James Cook, no. 1552."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        CODE DES PRISES OUR RECUEIL DES ÉDITS, DÉCLARATIONS, LETTRES PATENTES, ARRÊTS, ORDONNANCES, RÈGLEMENS & DÉCISIONS SUR LA COURSE & L'ADMINISTRATION DES PRISES, DEPUIS 1400 JUSQU'À PRÉSENT

      Paris, 1784. Quarto. Contemporary patterned calf, spines gilt, leather labels, all edges stained red. Slight rubbing and wear, bookplate on front pastedowns. Very clean internally, with only occasional foxing or soiling. A very nice set. An important work on French privateering law, listing the laws chronologically from 1400 to 1784. This work was compiled by Daniel Marc Antoine Chardon, who served as intendant of St. Lucia (1763), intendant of Corsica, as well as several other posts in the French government. There are many references to dealings with North American colonies and the fledgling United States. ABPC finds no copies for sale at auction in the last thirty years. A scarce and important compendium.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Les mille et une faveurs, contes de cour, tirés de l?ancien gaulois par la reine de Navarre et publiés par le chevalier de Mouhy. 8 Tomes reliés en 4 vols.

      Londres (Paris), aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1784, - pt. in-8vo, XLII + 262 + 330 p. / 264 + 275 p. / 245 + 258 p. / 284 + 240 p., cartonnages couverts de papier dominoté rose, dos avec filets dorés, pièces de titres en veau blonde, pièces de tomaisons ovales vert claire. Réimpression de l?ouvrage ?contes de cour? publié en 1740 à La Haye chez Néaulme, également en 8 tomes.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Quérard VI, 335.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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        Collectio maxima conciliorum Hispaniae epistolarumque decretalium celebriorum a Josepho cardinali de Aguirre edita. Nunc vero ad juris canonici corporis exemplum nova methodo digest adhibitis novis perbrevibus adnotationibus. A Sylvestro Pueyo . Pars I. Quae personasrespicit.

      Apud Ioachimum Ibarra S. C. R. M. Typogr., Matriti 1784 - Bella rilegatura con caselle fregiate rari forellini di tarlo al dorso lievi abrasioni lungo i bordi della rilegatura tagli marmorizzati lievi gore e bruniture sparse (2) + X + 851 p. 311x217mm p.pelle coeva cordonature titoli e fregi oro al dorso

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Giulio Cesare]
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        Living in London a little more than a year after he signed the preliminary Treaty of Paris, Henry Laurens signs an interesting document relating to a suit filed against him in the South Carolina Court of Chancery

      n.p., January 27, 1784. 7.25" x 9". "Manuscript Document Signed ""Henry Laurens,"" half-page, 7.25"" x 9"". [London], January 27, 1784. On watermarked laid paper. Light stains in blank lower portion. Docketed on verso. Fine condition.In full, ""Henry Laurens being duly sworn maketh Oath that his health still continues so very infirm that he has not been able to inspect & adjust his Accounts as Executor to the Estate of Elias Ball deceased, so far as to get ready to put in answer to the Bill filed against him in the Court of Chancery by, Joseph Sealy & Beulah his Wife. Henry Laurens. Sworn before ne this 27. Jany 1784. J. Mitchell J.P.""Henry Laurens was the Executor of the Estate of Elias Ball who had died in 1758. Ball's will directed that his estate be divided among his four children. When the division of the Estate finally took place in 1769, only two of Elias's children, Ann and Samuel, were alive. Laurens retained half of Ball's Estate for Samuel Ball who was still a minor. Samuel Ball, still a minor, married and shortly after. His widow Beulah Ball married Joseph Sealey and they claimed Samuel's half of the Estate. Laurens declined saying that according to Elias Ball's will, the whole Estate would now go to his sole surviving child, Mrs. Ann Ball Hunt. In December 1787, the South Carolina Court of Chancery decided in the case of Sealy & Wife, Executrix of Samuel Ball vs. Henry Laurens, Executor of Elias Ball, that Laurens ""pay over to the complainants, the one half of the estate of Elias Ball, to which hos son Samuel was, at the time of his death, and under the will of the said Elias Ball, his father, entitled..."" On verso of this document is the notation ""Filed 30th March 1787.""In a letter written by Laurens just four days earlier, to his friend John Delagaye dated, London, January 23, 1784, Laurens wrote ""I returned from Bath three Days ago in a very indifferent State of health, a violent Cold, & the Gout in my head..."" Hence, Laurens states in this document that ""his health still continues so very infirm...""Elected Minister to Holland by the Continental Congress on October 21, 1779, Henry Laurens sailed for his post early in 1780. He was captured on the voyage and held a prisoner in the Tower of London for 15 months. He was released on December 31, 1781, in exchange for Lord Cornwallis. Appointed one of the Peace Commissioners, Laurens signed the preliminary Treaty of Paris on November 30, 1782. He returned to the United States in August 1784. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        The Antiquities of England and Wales, New Edition, complete in 7 volumes

      London, England: Hooper & Wigstead, 1784. London: Hooper & Wigstead No. 212 High Holborn; Stockdale, Picadilly. New Edition. 7 vols. of 8; not included is Volume 8, the supplement volume. Undated but several plates dated 1784 or earlier. These volumes presumed issued serially about 1784 to 1787. 11.5 x 9 inches. Bound in medium brown half calf and marbled paper boards, the leather very desiccated and with disintegration at the spine heads and tails and at the corners. With much rubbing to the paper boards. Several pages in each volume considerably browned. Additionally some intermittent browning, foxing, damp-staining and offsetting. The foxing ranges from almost non-existent to light to moderate. The 160 page preface to the work in volume 1 and its addenda include comments on castles, monasteries, architecture, Domesday Book and druidical monuments. The county index follows and continues in the subsequent volumes, detailing much interesting information regarding the antiquities of each county. Engraved vignette title-pages, frontispieces, half-page county maps, and engraved plates (many folding). A few of the county maps are hand-colored. The fold-out map at the beginning of Vol. 7, An Index Map to the Antiquities of England and Wales Shewing the Situation of Every Building Described in this Work, is immensely clean and free of tears, indeed almost pristine. Handsome 20th century B&W bookplate of the American character actor Edward Everett Horton to the front pastedowns. A Fair Only copy. Worthy of rebinding and conservation; priced accordingly.. Half-Leather. Fair. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

      [Bookseller: Marc Sena Carrel]
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        Marci Fabii Quinctiliani Opera Ad Optimas Editiones Collata Praemittitur Notitia Literaria Studiis Societatis Bipontiae

      Editio Accurata. Biponti Ex Typographia Societatis, 1784. 4 vols, (2), (i-ii), iii-xlvii, [1-2], 3-395; (2), 392, (42, index); (2), [1-2], 401; (2), [1-2], 3-449 pp. Contemporary mottled calf, covers panelled in gilt, backstrips ruled and lettered in gilt, black-morocco labels. A few scattered blemishes seen on covers; joints somewhat rubbed; backstrips rubbed and worn with some loss of gilt, one volume with short tear. Handsomely engraved title-pages and armorial bookplates of Mathew Wilson and Frances Mary Richardson Currer on front pastedowns and flyleaves. Very good. An original set with exceptional provenance. Frances Mary Currer Richardson (1785-1861) ?was born at Eshton Hall...the posthumous daughter and sole heir of the Rev?d Henry Richardson who...took the name of Currer on succeeding to the estates of Sarah Currer. Her mother was Margaret Clive Wilson, the only surviving child and heir of Matthew Wilson? (DNB). Dibdin believed that ?Currer?s collection placed her ?at the head of all female collectors in Europe? (Reminiscences, 2.949, DNB), her collection being ?particularly rich in...Natural Sciences, Topography, Antiquities and History...[with] the books in the finest condition and not a few of them in the richest and most tasteful bindings? (Stewart, 1833).

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Delineatio Episcopatus Osnabrugensis olim jam ex conatibus Mascopü a Giga et Meuschenio postea emendatis in tabulis exhibita geographicis anno vero 1774. a Perill. L.B. de Busche et de Benoit ex dimensionibus suis descripta et novissime 1776 opera et studio Christiani Ludolphi Reinhold Phil. Doct. A.A.L.L. Mag. nec mathem. in Gymnasio Osnabrug. accuratissime emendata. apud Tob. Conr. Lotter Aug. Vind. 1784':.

      - Kolorierter Kupferstich v. Chr. L. Reinhold b. Tobias Conrad Lotter in Augsburg, dat. 1784, 57 x 47 Israel-Borchers 9. - Zeigt das Bistum Osnabrück mit den Ämtern Iburg, Vörden, Fürstenau, Hunteburg, Witlage und Groenenberg. - Unten links Insetkarte des Amt Reckenberg mit extra Titelkartusche und Säule mit Wappen; darüber Ansicht des Osnabrücker Schlosses u.d Stadtwappen. - Unter der Karte 'Prospect Der Stadt Osnabruck'. - Oben rechts Titel. - Unten rechts Erklärungen. - Oben links weitere Beschreibungen. - Sehr seltene Karte! (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        Vorstellung der erschröckliche Verheerung welche der vom Eis angeschwollene Mayn=Strom in Würzburg angerichtet hat, wobey das Wasser in de höchste Häußern die höhe des zweyte Stockwerks erreicht hat u: in de kleinen bis ans Dach gestiege ist.

      Augsburg Kaiserlich Franziskische Akademie 1784 - Altkolorierter Kupferstich (Guckkasten), Bildausschnitt 25,5 x 41 cm, Blattgr. 34,5 x 46 cm. Eines von vier Blätter der Kaiserlich Franziskischen Akademie zum verheerenden Winterhochwasser 1784 (die anderen stellen Köln, Prag und Wien dar); "Das Hochwasserereignis wird als eine der größten Naturkatastrophen der frühen Neuzeit in Mitteleuropa angesehen. Das Hochwasser verwüstete ganze Talzüge, unzählige Brücken wurden zerstört." (Wikipedia); die anlassbezogenen Blätter von der Kaiserlich Franziskischen Akademie sind durchwegs selten da sie nur über einen kurzen Zeitraum gedruckt wurden;ehemals auf Karton montiert, dieser auf der Rückseite größtenteils entfernt, das linke obere Eck außerhalb der Darstellung abgerissen, wie meist etwas fleckig und in den Rändern beschädigt. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Geschichte meines Freundes Bernhard Ambrosius Rund. Von Christoph Bachmann.

      Hamburg, Benjamin Gottlob Hoffmann 1784.. 3 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit gest. Frontispiz und gest. Titelvign. 172 S., 1 Bl., 156 S., 1 Bl., 110 S. HLdr. d. Zt. mit reicher Rückenverg. ADB XXX, 347; Hergemöller, Mann für Mann I, 1021. - Interessantes und nicht häufiges Debüt des deutsch-dänischen Dichters und Pädagogen Christian Levin Sander (1756-1819). Der junge Lehrer lernte am Dessauer Philanthropinum Friedrich von Matthisson kennen und schätzen; die wohl kurzfristige homoerotische Beziehung zu seinem Kollegen dürfte Sander in dem hier vorliegenden Roman verarbeitet haben, wobei er selbst "Christoph Bachmann" und Matthisson "Bernhard Ambrosius Rund" ist. - Auf den ersten Blick fühlte `Bachmann` "eine Regung des Wohlwollens für ihn, wie er sie noch für keinen seines Geschlechts empfunden hatte". Er ist fasziniert von dessen "schönem Wuchs" und dessen dichterischer Begabung. "Beyde mußten sich lieben, von Herzen zu Herzen". Die Romanze, die sich in der Natur und bei der Hausmusik fortsetzte, fand ein Ende, als sich `Rund` nach seiner `Ida` in Straßburg zurücksehnte. `Bachmann`, der im Gegensatz zu seinem Freund `noch nie ein Mädchen gehabt` hatte, suchte ihn zwar vergeblich `von der Unmöglichkeit einer Verbindung mit Ida zu überzeugen`, mußte sich aber schließlich mit dessen Abreise und Heirat abfinden. (zitiert nach Hergemöller, der den zweimal verheirateten Sander fälschlich als unverheiratet geblieben bezeichnet). - Einband etwas wurmspurig, sonst recht gutes Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        Flora Rossica.

      - Petropoli (St. Petersburg) 1784-1788. 2 volumes (bound in 1). Folio (286 x 451mm). pp. (6), viii, 80; (2),114, with handcoloured engraved frontispiece and 101 beautifully handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporary tree calf, gilt ornamented spine skilfully rebacked with red and green gilt lettered label, covers with Russian imperial arms gilt. The first great illustrated flora of Russia, initiated by Empress Catherine the Great. "Among many publications Flora Rossica was Pallas's most ambitious work, intended to reach 500 or 600 plates. Catherine II underwrote the costs of publication; but a change of ministers dried up the funds, and a second volume was abandoned" (Hunt, 672)."In 1767 Pallas was invited to work at the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. He was elected ordinary academician and had the rank of acting state councilor. For more than forty years Pallas was associated exclusively with the development of Russian science. During his first years he studied nature and the peoples of the Russian empire, participating in the Academic expeditions of 1768-1774" (DSB).The beautifully handcoloured engraved frontispiece shows Catherine the Great seated on clouds surrounded by cherubs, one of whom is presenting a copy of the book. In her right hand Catherine is holding flowers. The 101 beautifully handcoloured engravings of flowering plants are by Karl Friederich Knappe. The nomenclature of the plants are in Latin and Russian. An exceptionally fine, large copy without any foxing.Hunt 672; Nissen BBI, 1482., [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
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        Rudolf Gleichauf (1826 Hüfingen (Baden) - Karsruhe 1896). Pokal, nach Goethe,Rad

      - Raphael Winter (1784 München 1852). Der Löwe und der Affe. 1816 . Lithographie auf Papier. -- Technik: -- Lithographie auf Papier. unten rechts signiert: "R. Wintter fecit. " und bezeichnet: "Der Löwe und der Affe". -- Maße: -- Platte: 18,8 x 15,5 cm. Papier: 22,7 x 17,8 cm -- Zustand: -- Insgesamt gut, im Rand leicht fleckig, unten rechts in der Ecke leicht berieben. Leichte horizontale Quetschfalte in der Mitte, winziger Fleck oben links in der Darstellung. -- Beschreibung: -- Raphael Winter behandelt sein skurriles Sujet unter dem Deckmantel der Ernsthaftigkeit. Anders als dasberühmte Vorbild für den malenden Affen, Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardins Gemälde von etwa 1740,schlüpft Winters Affe nicht in ein Malerkostüm und stellt sich in ein Atelier. Er spielt den Maler nicht, erist aus sich heraus und in seiner natürlichen Umgebung wahrhaft ein Maler. Dies gibt ihm eine Selbstsicherheit,die ihn nicht deplatziert erscheinen lässt. Der porträtierte Löwe ist dementsprechend das stolzeModell, das in freudiger Erwartung seiner Verwandlung im Bild entgegenblickt. Der Affe erhöht dabeiden König der Tiere durch menschliche Attribute wie die aufgesetzte Krone. Auch spätere Versuche,menschliches Verhalten durch Affen darzustellen, zielen in eine andere Richtung. Gabriel von Max" berühmteDarstellung der Affen als Kunstrichter zeigt eine Affengruppe, die gar nichts Menschliches an sichhat, sondern nur wie zufällig in eine menschliche Umgebung geworfen wurde. Zwischen Chardins Kostümierungund Max" Wildheit präsentieren sich Löwe und Affe bei Raphael Winter als kultivierte Vertreterihrer Gattung, denen die menschlichen Eigenheiten nicht fremd sind. Genau genommen wird daher indieser Graphik keiner vorgeführt: Weder die Affen in ihrem wilden Naturzustand, noch der Mensch alseigentlich wildes Tier. Gerade dieser Gleichberechtigungsanspruch macht dieses Blatt auch im Kontextanderer Substitutionsbilder so interessant. -- [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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        World). Nouvelle Mappe Monde, dedièe au progrès de nos connoissances.

      Venice: Remondini 1784 - Double-page engraved twin-hemisphere map, partly outlined in colour, decorative spandrels and border ornaments by Choffard, integral engraved text below, platemark 49 x 67 cm., overall 53 x 76 cm.

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        [PRINTED CERTIFICATE, COMPLETED IN MANUSCRIPT, AUTHORIZING THE DISCHARGE OF A FRENCH COLONIAL SOLDIER]

      [Mauritius, 1784. Old folds. Completed in manuscript, with wax seal and manuscript notations on verso. Worn and lightly soiled, with some minor separation and loss at folds. Good. Rare and ephemeral discharge paper for a French soldier serving on Ile de France - present-day Mauritius - in the Indian Ocean. The soldier's name in Jean Foutelle, and his age and physical description are given. The certificate is signed by the Lieutenant Colonel of the island's regiment, as well as the Lieutenant Governor. It is stamped with an official wax seal and several manuscript notations on the verso of the certificate describe later activities. The Dutch were the first Europeans to become interested in the island, taking possession in 1598. After exploiting the island's dense forests for a century and introducing the cultivation of sugar cane and cotton, in 1710 the Dutch abandoned the colony. The French soon claimed it as "Ile de France," and the island remained under the control of the French East India Company until 1767. During the long war between France and England at the beginning of the 19th century, Mauritius proved to be an important strategic naval base, and as a result the British took charge of the island in 1810, and the Treaty of Paris confirmed official British possession in 1814. It remained an important sugar producing colony, and in the 20th century agricultural production was expanded to include tea, rice, and other produce. Rare and interesting - a handsome piece of early Mauritius printing.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Beschreibung der Stadt Leipzig. Sowie: Nachtrag zur Beschreibung der Stadt Leipzig (1787). Aufsätze, Erläuterungen, Berichtigungen und Anzeige der wichtigsten in jenem Werke vorgefallenen Druckfehler enthaltend.

      Adam Friedrich Böhmen, Leipzig 1784 - 8°, klein 8°. 2 Bände, 528/72 Seiten, Hauptband: neu gebundener Halbleinenband mit marmoriertem Überzugpapier. Nachtragsband: späteret Pappband mit Lederrückenschildchen. Einband des Nachtrags etwas berieben, Hauptband unbeschnitten. Beide Bände antiquarisch sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Bücherwurm]
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        TA., Marktplatz, "La Fontaine, Sur la gd. Placeà Bonn".

      - Kupferstich v. J. G. Sturm n. C. Dupuis, 1784, 18,7 x 29 Zu Dupuis siehe Merlo, Kölner Künstler, Spalte 206. - Einer der schönsten Barockstiche des Marktplatzes von Bonn.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards: Preserved by Tradition, and Authentic Manuscripts, From Remote Antiquity; never before published. To the Tunes Are Added Variations for the Harp, Harpsichord, Violin, or Flute. With a choice collection of the Pennillion, Epigrammatic Stanzas, or, Native Pastoral Sonnets of Wales, with English Translations. Likewise a History of the Bards from the earliest period to the present time: and an account of their Music, Poetry, and Muiscal Instruments, with a delineation of the latter, dedicated, by permission, to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales

      London: The Author. 1784. Folio. Attractively bound in modern brown half calf with decorative sepia paper boards, raised bands on spine in compartments gilt, black morocco title label gilt. 1f. (frontispiece), [1f.] (title), 1f. (printed dedication), [iii] (list of subscribers), [iv] (notes on the pronunciation of Welsh), 44 (text), 45-78 (music) pp. Text except dedication typeset; dedication and music engraved. With a fine frontispiece etching by Hall and Middiman after a drawing by Loutherbourg illustrating the stanza from Gray's Bard printed as a caption to foot of the page: "On a rock whose haughty brow/Frowns o'er old Conway's foaming flood,/Robed in the sable garb of woe,/With haggard eyes the Poet stood..." Large vignette depicting Welsh musical instruments to upper half of p. 41 engraved by Thorntwaithe after a drawing by Edward Jones. Slightly browned, with occasional foxing. some annotations in pencil to music. First Edition. BUC p. 559. Lesure p. 336. RISM J607. Together with: Jones. The Bardic Museum of Primitive British Literature; and other admirable rarities; forming the second volume of the Musical, Poetical and Historical Relicks of The Welsh Bards and Druids: Drawn from Authentic Documents of Remote Antiquity (With Great Pains Now Rescued from Oblivion,) And Never Before Published... with English Translations and Historic Illustrations: likewise, The Ancient War- Tunes of the Bards... To These National Melodies Are Added New Basses; with Variations, for the Harp, or Harpsichord; Violin, or Flute. London: A. Strahan for the Author, 1802. Folio. Attractively bound in modern brown half calf with decorative dark green paper boards, raised bands on spine in compartments gilt, black morocco title label gilt. 1f. (frontispiece), [1] (title), [i] (blank), [iii]-xvi (preface), [xvii]-xx (index), 60 (text), 61-112 (music) pp. Text typeset; music engraved. With a fine hand-coloured frontispiece etching by Thomas Rowlandson after the drawing by Ibbetson and Smith. First Edition. RISM J612. Quite good copies overall. . "It is for his work as a historian and recorder of Welsh music that Edward Jones is significant. In Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards (1784), The Bardic Museum (1802) and Hên Ganiadau Cymru (1820) he published 209 different melodies, most of them Welsh. He gathered them from manuscripts in the homes of the gentry and tune books of harpers and fiddlers; some were sent to him by his numerous correspondents and some he noted from oral tradition... Jones was also the first to print Welsh words to Welsh folksongs." Owain Edwards/Phyllis Kinney in Grove Music Online.

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        Description et usage d'un cabinet de physique experimentale

      à Paris: Chez Gueffier, 1784. Fine. Chez Gueffier, à Paris 1784, 2 tomes en 2 Vol. in 8 (12,5x20,3cm), (4) xvj, 396pp. (23Pl.) et (4) 474pp. (2) (28Pl.), relié. - Second edition, illustrated with 51 folding plates (23 for Volume I and 28 for the second, at the end of volume) on paper fort.Pleine brown sheepskin contemporary. Back adorned nerve. Part of title in red morocco and volume number in black morocco. Caps of Volume II threadbare. Volume II of the jaw cracked head. 3 corners bumped to Volume I and Volume II at 2. Overall, good exemplaire.Pédagogue and extraordinary demonstrator Sigaud Background following early boards Nollet (equally famous for his experiments in physics and electricity) whom he succeeded, and quickly provides a firm experimental physics. His experiments are many and engage in many areas, electricity, but also phosphorus, the recipe for toothpaste, medicine ... Over time, he devoted himself more fully to his office and his physical experiments but it will retain a teaching activity admired throughout Europe.Tampon the title page: MA Gelin. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition, illustrée de 51 planches dépliantes (23 pour le tome I et 28 pour le second, en fin de volumes) sur papier fort. Reliure en pleine basane brune d'époque. Dos à nerf orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin noir. Coiffes du tome II élimées. Mors du tome II fendus en tête. 3 coins émoussés au tome I et 2 au tome II. Dans l'ensemble, bon exemplaire. Pédagogue et démonstrateur extraordinaire, Sigaud de la Fond suit très tôt les cours de l'abbé Nollet (non moins célèbre pour ses expérimentations en physique et en électricité) auquel il succèdera, et se constitue rapidement un cabinet de physique expérimentale. Ses expérimentations sont multiples et s'engagent dans de nombreux domaines, l'électricité, mais aussi le phospore, la recette du dentifrice, la médecine... Avec le temps, il se consacrera plus amplement à son cabinet de physique et à ses expérimentations, mais s'il conservera une activité enseignante admirée partout en Europe. Tampon en page de titre : M. A. Gelin.

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        ACTS AND LAWS OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, IN AMERICA

      New London: Printed by Timothy Green: 1784-1786.. [2],6,8,265,266-311,309-346pp. Folio. Contemporary sheep. Hinges expertly repaired. Minor marginal worming in first two leaves, not affecting images or text, light scattered foxing, contents otherwise very good. Contemporary ink annotations throughout; early 19th-century inscriptions on front endpapers. About very good. Early acts and laws of the state of Connecticut, printed with Connecticut's colonial charter and the Articles of Confederation. The first section (through page 265), issued with a separate titlepage, is the second edition of the text, printed by Timothy Green in New London, and may have been printed in 1785 or later, according to Evans. The final three sections, of which the first and third were printed in Hartford by Hudson and Goodwin, are the first and official issues. ^The present copy of ACTS... comes first from the collection Samuel Huntington, signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of Connecticut (1786-1796); and later John Turner Wait (1811-99), a prominent attorney from Norwich who served as a Republican representative from Connecticut in Congress from 1876 to 1887. The front free endpaper bears the following inscriptions: "Sam. Huntington (former Governor of the State) Statute Law Book. John Turner Waite [sic] June 24. 1837. Norwich Conn." Only Huntington's name would seem to be in his hand. Huntington (1731-1796) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the popular third governor of the state of Connecticut. EVANS 18410, 18413, 18414, 18964, 18967, 19568. JOHNSON 1143. DAB IX, pp.418-19.

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        Voyages à Peking, Manille et l'Ile de France, faits dans l'intervalle des années 1784 a 1801.Paris, l'Imprimerie Impériale (J.J. Marcel) for Treuttel and Würtz, 1808. 3 text volumes and 1 atlas volume. 8vo (text) and folio (atlas). The atlas with 92 engraved illustrations on 61 leaves by De Guines after Deserve and 6 engraved maps (4 folding) by D'Houdan. Text volumes in19th-century half calf, atlas volume in contemporary half calf.

      Cordier, Sinica, cols. 2351-2352; Löwendahl 738; Lust 336; Morison II, 104; Reed & Demattè 11. Original edition of this esteemed and well-illustrated account of travels in, and history, costumes, feasts, customs, etc. of China and the Philippines by the French sinologist and lexicographer Chrétien-Louis-Joseph de Guignes. De Guignes was appointed Resident of France in China and consul at Canton in 1784, and remained in China after the consulate was suppressed 3 years later. He lived in China for 17 years, and was attached as interpreter to the Dutch embassy to Beijing (1794-1795), led by Titsingh and Van Braam. De Guignes's engaging travelogue recounts his experiences in China, with illustrations after sketches which he made on the spot. His 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).Spine of atlas volume slightly damaged. Very good set.

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        Nederlandsche reizen, tot bevordering van den koophandel, na de meest afgelegene gewesten des aardkloots. ... Met plaaten. Eerste[-veertiende of laatste] deel.Amsterdam, Peterus Conradi; Harlingen, W. van der Plaats, 1784-1787. 14 volumes bound as 6. 8vo. With 2 engraved folding maps, 1 engraved folding city plan and 61 engraved plates (56 folding) including many topographic views. Uniform half tree calf (ca. 1820?), gold-tooled spines.

      Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 272; Tiele, Bibl. 909; Sabin 52228. First and only edition of an extensive and well-illustrated collection of Dutch voyages from the late 16th century to the second half of the 18th century, primarily to the East Indies, but also including voyages to China, Japan, Australia and Surinam. Volumes I-III contain voyages in search of a Northeast Passage and to the East Indies before the establishment of the VOC (Willem Barentsz, Houtman, Van Neck & Warwyk, Van Noort, Jacob Heemskerk, Spilbergen, etc.). Volumes IV-XIII are devoted to VOC voyages to the East Indies, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Japan, China and the Pacific (Warwyck, Van der Haghen, Matelief, Van Caerden, Verhoeven, Van den Broecke, Spilbergen, Bontekoe, Tasman, Schouten, Hagenaar, De Graaf, Hamel, Roggeveen, etc.) and include the ill-fated voyages of the Arion (shipwrecked in the Chinese Sea on a voyage from Batavia to Japan) Blydorp, Rustenwerk and Nyenburg. The final volume includes accounts of the West Indies (Piet Hein, Johan Nieuhof, Adriaan van Berkel and Jan Erasmus Reyning).In very good condition, with only occasional very minor and mostly marginal foxing, volume 12 with some marginal water stains and the edge of 1 plate slightly tattered. The bindings show some light wear and bumped corners , but are still good. Well-illustrated accounts of dozens of Dutch voyages.

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        Reise nach dem Vorgebirge der guten Hoffnung, den südlichen Polarländern und um die Welt, hauptsächlich aber in den Ländern der Hottentotten und Kaffern in den Jahren 1772 bis 1776.

      Berlin, Haude und Spener, 1784, - in-8vo, 15 ff. + 624 S., mit 13 Tafeln + 1 Landkarte, kl. Legat-Stempel auf Vorsatz ?Guggisberg?, Halblederband mit Rückenschild, etwas berieben. Anders Sparrman (1748 - 1820) war ein schwedischer Arzt, Botaniker und Ornithologe. 1765 wurde er unter dem Kommando von Kapitän Carl Gustav Ekeberg (1716?1784) Schiffsarzt an Bord der Stockholms Slott und bereiste bis 1767 die Ostindischen Inseln und China. Am 30. November 1768 wurde unter dem Titel Iter in Chinam seine Dissertation veröffentlicht, mit der er sein Medizinstudium abschloss. Um die Natur im Süden von Afrika zu studieren, segelte er im Januar 1772 von Göteborg nach Kapstadt, wo er im April eintraf. Im November 1772 ging er als Assistent von Johann Reinhold Forster an Bord der Resolution und nahm bis März 1775 an der zweiten Reise von James Cook teil. Während der Reise übersetzte er das 1752 erschienene Werk De Morbis infantum von Nils Rosén von Rosenstein ins Englische. Seine Reisen schilderte er 1783 in seinem Werk ?Resa till Goda Hopps-Udden? Bereits 1784 erschien unter dem Titel ?Reise nach dem Vorgebirge der guten Hoffnung [.]? die von Christian Heinrich Groskurd vorgenommene deutsche Übersetzung. 1785 folgte eine englische und 1787 eine französische, sowie eine niederländische Übersetzung des Buches.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Neptun und Thetis oder Amphitrite.

      1784 1784 - Radierung, 1784, auf Bütten mit Wasserzeichen: Lilie. 17,3:25,5 cm. Vorzüglicher Abdruck mit vollem Rand, in diesem Knickfalten geglättet. Literatur: Nagler 5. Wagenschön schuf dieses Bildthema in zwei Varianten. Über Wagenschöns erste Ausbildung ist nichts bekannt. Seit 1751 besuchte er die Wiener Akademie, heiratete 1770 und wurde mit der Aufnahmearbeit „Minerva als Beschützerin der Künste" Mitglied der Wiener Akademie. Stilistisch verband er den österreichischen Spätbarock mit flämischen Einflüssen, insbesondere auf Rubens griff er häufig zurück. Besonders zahlreiche Werke schuf er in Ungarn: Altarblätter, Genrebilder und Porträts. In seinen sieben Radierungen, die von ihm bekannt sind und die Nagler „geistreich" nennt, finden sich Anklänge an den Radierstil des Antwerpeners Cornelis Schut (1597-1655).

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        Vorstellung der erschröckliche Verheerung welche der vom Eis angeschwollene Mayn=Strom in Würzburg angerichtet hat, wobey das Wasser in de höchste Häußern die höhe des zweyte Stockwerks erreicht hat u: in de kleinen bis ans Dach gestiege ist.

      Augsburg, Kaiserlich Franziskische Akademie, 1784.. Altkolorierter Kupferstich (Guckkasten), Bildausschnitt 25,5 x 41 cm, Blattgr. 34,5 x 46 cm.. Eines von vier Blätter der Kaiserlich Franziskischen Akademie zum verheerenden Winterhochwasser 1784 (die anderen stellen Köln, Prag und Wien dar); "Das Hochwasserereignis wird als eine der größten Naturkatastrophen der frühen Neuzeit in Mitteleuropa angesehen. Das Hochwasser verwüstete ganze Talzüge, unzählige Brücken wurden zerstört." (Wikipedia); die anlassbezogenen Blätter von der Kaiserlich Franziskischen Akademie sind durchwegs selten da sie nur über einen kurzen Zeitraum gedruckt wurden;ehemals auf Karton montiert, dieser auf der Rückseite größtenteils entfernt, das linke obere Eck außerhalb der Darstellung abgerissen, wie meist etwas fleckig und in den Rändern beschädigt.

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        Trangrums-acten, eller Samling af de handlingar, som med kongl. maj:ts allernådigste tilstånd blifwit des och rikets höglofl. amiralitets- och commerce-collegier tilsände, rörande tran-beredning af sill, uti Bohus länska skärgården, : och bewis derpå, at det uti hafswattnet utkastade trangrums skadar hwarken hamnar, farleder eller fiske, hwilket man tilförene befarat.

      kongl. tryckeriet., Stockholm 1784 - Trangrums-acten, eller Samling af de handlingar, som med kongl. maj:ts allernådigste tilstånd blifwit des och rikets höglofl. amiralitets- och commerce-collegier tilsände, rörande tran-beredning af sill, uti Bohus länska skärgården, : och bewis derpå, at det uti hafswattnet utkastade trangrums skadar hwarken hamnar, farleder eller fiske, hwilket man tilförene befarat. I anseende til ämnets wigt, almän uplysning och beqwämare bruk, til tryck befordrad af några götheborgare, : som anlagt transiuderier uti Bohus länska skärgården. Stockholm, tryckt i kongl. tryckeriet, 1784. samtida halvfransk band. namnteckning, W Enell, Riks Rådet Gref Dunge. 2,6,A-4,Aa-Ee2, (220s),3s tillägg och rättelser,s4 blank, 5 kartor. (I-V). komplett. lite lagerfläckar genomgående, men inget störande, inga maskhål eller dylikt, ett mycket trevligt exemplar. Berthelius 2305; berthelius libris 1996. A&T 1271. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Art of Cookery, made Plain and Easy; Which far exceeds any Thing of the Kind yet published to which are added, By Way of Appendix, One hundred and fifty New and Useful Receipts, and also fifty receipts for different Articles of Perfumery

      London: W.Strahan, J. Rivington & Sons, L.Davis, W.Owen &c, 1784. New expanded edition, "with all the modern improvements: And also the Order of a Bill of Fare for each Month, in the Manner the Dishes are to be placed upon the Table, in the present Taste". Large folding Bill of Fare. Pp. [ii], xxii, 410, 26 (index). 8vo., contemporary full calf, rebacked and corners repaired very skilfully in the same style preserving the original endpapers, red morocco and gilt spine label with compartments ruled in gilt, occasional light browning round edges but generally a very good, handsome copy. With the facsimile signature of Glasse on the first page of the text. Hannah Glasse's great and important work was originally published in 1747. It was incredibly popular and went into numerous editions - this expanded new edition being published 14 years after her death in 1770. 13 copies listed in ESTC, 5 in the UK in 3 locations, 1 in Australia and the rest in the North America.

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        De l administration de finances de la France

      s.t., s.l. 1784 - 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. 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).

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

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

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        Télephe en XII livres

      Londres [i.e. Paris]: Et se trouve à Paris, chez Pissot, 1784. First Edition. Pechmeja's best-selling prose poem, published anonymously under the patronage of one Madame de Beauvau, presumably the Marquise de Boufflers. The work enjoyed both enthusiastic and scathing reviews from the most celebrated literary figures of the time. Readers admired the work's literary beauty and its touching description of friendship, while others found fault with the moral message (socialist in the modern sense). Among the most notable Télephe detractors was the author Jean-François de la Harpe, who wrote "[The author] seems, like Rousseau, to make a crime out of private property, without which no society could exist. He doesn't want children to inherit their fathers' fortunes, as if inheritance wasn't a natural right, and as if the fathers themselves didn't work for the sake of their children" (my translation). Others, including the relatively enthusiastic reviewer the Baron von Grimm, were nonplussed by Pechmeja's dour description of the fate of man and the injustices of oppression, maintaining that while virtue must always be exercised, little happiness can ultimately be experienced even with the purest intentions (my paraphrase of Michaud and Grimm). Grimm rejects comparisons made to Fénelon's novel Les Aventures de Télemaque (1699), saying that if Marmontel's Les Incas (1747) is the Télemaque for the age of the encyclopedia, then Télephe is the Télemaque for economists. Within three weeks of publication, sales had dropped dramatically and while the book was reprinted once in the 1790s and subsequently translated into English and German, Télephe never re-experienced its initial popularity. ESTC T132203.   References:   Baron von Grimm and Denis Diderot's Correspondance Littéraire, Philosophique et Economique, Vol. XII, mars, 1794, pp. 80-3.    Joseph Fr. Michaud, Biographie Universelle, Ancienne et Moderne, Vol. 33, pp. 244-6. . Octavo; pp. [6],264pp.; [*]4 A-Q8 R4; woodcut title page vignette, head- and tail-pieces; full contemporary red imitation morocco, double ruled in gilt, flat spine decorated in gilt. Extremities rubbed with boards occasionally exposed, contemporary blue ribbon marker detached but present. A Very Good, attractive copy.

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        Vida devota de la Beata Madre María Ana de Jesús [1565-1624] Religiosa del Orden de Descalzos de Nuestra Señora de la Merced. Nuevamente corregida, ilustrada y añadida con los nuevos decretos. Por su Convento de Santa Bárbara de esta Corte

      Madrid, en la Oficina de Don Isidoro de Hernandez Pacheco, 1784. 4to.; 9 hs., 308 pp., 3 hs. y una lámina grabada en cobre por Palomino. Encuadernación en piel, de la época. Entre otros escritos contiene cartas y poemas de la célebre beata conocida como «Corona de Madrid», junto con pasajes de notable interés acerca de las múltiples prácticas piadosas femeninas dentro de la vida cotidiana del Siglo de Oro.

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        Variae Lectiones Veteris Testamenti; Scholia critica in Veteris Testamenti libros; seu, Supplementa. [Five Volumes]

      Not Stated 1784 - Parma [Bodoni], 1784-88; 1798. Qurto, later calf-backed boards, (clx) 116 + 264 + 258 + 242 + 144 pp. First edition. A compilation of readings of the Hebrew Bible from over 700 manuscript and 300 printed editions. A good, usable set, with most spines lacking and contents generally very good, with some occasional flaws such as a small amount of dampstaining to one volume. Bindings remain relatively sound and could easily be restored or repaired with cloth tape. We have left them in their unrestored condition to allow for buyer preference. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mapa Mural de la isla de Mallorca.Mallorca island wall map

      Joseph Muntaner. Mallorca 1784 - Mapa mural grabado al cobre grabado sobre cuatro hojas y montado sobre lienzo y un bastidor para ser enrollado. 124 x 165 cms.El mapa esta dedicado a Maria Luisa de Parma como Princesa de Asturias. Los bordes están grabados con 37 vistas de localidades mallorquinas. Despuig fue obispo y cardenal,un gra´n erudito que recopiló abundante información sobre Mallorca a todos los niveles. ref: Tesoros de la Cartografia española 2001, pg 139-142. Wall map of the Mallorca island printed on four sheets and mounted on linen with two stretchers. The map measures 124 x 165 cms and its side borders represents views of 37 towns and villages of the island. It´s the most rare and sought after map of the island ever printed here in its first issue dated 1784 and dedicated to the Princess Maria Luisa de Parma.

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        Mémoire sur les différentes manières d'administrer l'électricité et observ EDITION ORIGINALE

      à Paris: De l'Imprimerie Natoinale, 1784. Fine. De l'Imprimerie Natoinale, à Paris 1784, In-8 (12x19,7cm), (2) 301p. 46p., relié. - First Edition, illustrated with 2 folding plates on heavy paper. Paged party to share: Summary of newspapers, door colophon date 1786 Full brown calf and marbled ice.. Back tooled raised. Part of title in red morocco. 2 corners bumped. of p.96 in the end, foxing and pale yellow in margins; on the first pages of Part separate pagination, it affects the entire page, but without any real consequence. Good copy. This amazing memory covers all healing applications of electricity on humans: arthritis, deafness, toothache, ophthalmia, paralysis, epilepsy. Case descriptions and practical applications. The author presents in addition a very interesting bibliography on the subject. The second part presents the newspapers patients have been electrified during the year 1785. This paper was originally read at the Academy of Sciences in 1783 and published in the Journal of the Academy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, illustrée de 2 planches dépliantes sur papier fort. La partie paginée à part : Précis de journaux, porte au colophon la date de 1786. Reliure en plein veau brun marbré et glacé. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre en maroquin rouge. 2 coins émoussés. de la p.96 à la fin, mouillures pâles et jaunes en marges ; sur les première pages de la partie à pagination séparée, elle affecte l'ensemble de la page, mais sans véritable conséquence. Bon exemplaire. Ce surprenant mémoire retrace l'ensemble des applications curatives de l'éléctricité sur l'homme : rhumatisme, surdité, maux de dents, ophtalmies, paralysies, épilépsie. Descriptions de cas et applications pratiques. L'auteur dresse en sus une fort intéressante bibliographie en la matière. La seconde partie présente les journaux des malades ayant été électrisés durant l'année 1785. Ce mémoire fut lu originellement à l'Académie des Sciences en 1783 et publié dans le journal de l'Académie.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Das Herzogthum Magdeburg nach seiner jezigen Abtheilung, nebst der Grafschaft Mansfeld, Magdeburgischer Hoheit.

      - Entworfen von F. L. Güssefeld und herausgegeben durch die Homænnischen Erben zu Nürnberg A=o 1784. Handkolorierter Kupferstich. 62,5x47 cm. Mit einem dekorativen Kartusche. Falte und rechter Rand verstärkt.

      [Bookseller: Andersens Antikvariat]
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        Généalogie de la Maison de Montesquiou-Fezensac, suivie de ses preuves

      Paris.: Imprimerie de Valade, 1784 2 parties en un volume in-4: (2 ff) - 92 pages - 1 grand tableau dépliant - 272 pages - (2p, Fautes à corriger dans les Preuves). Légères rousseurs au-début et à la fin du volume, autrement les pages intérieures et le tableau sont en très bonne condition, propres, sans inscriptions et solides. Reliure légèrement usée. Édition originale accompagnée d'un tableau dépliant montrant la "Table généalogique de la maison de Montesquiou-Fezensac. RARE! Photos disponibles sur demande. 1 kg.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        Ueber den ersten Religionsunterricht nach den zehn Geboten, ein Lehrbuch in Vorlesungen Eltern, Erziehern und Kinderfreunden gewidmet von D. Wilhelm Friedrich Hufnagel

      Erlangen, Johann Jacob Palm, 1784 - 292 Seiten antikes gebundener Band aus dem Jahr 1784, Titel: Ueber den ersten Religionsunterricht nach den zehn Geboten Einband stark berieben, geschrieben in altdeutsch, die Seiten so gut wie NICHT NACHGEDUNKELT ! Schnitt nachgedunkelt / Lagerspuren, für das Alter ein sehr gut erhaltenes extrem seltenes Sammlerstück über den ERSTEN Religionsunterricht ! Maße 19 x 11 cm Sprache: de

      [Bookseller: Thore Riewe die Wühlmaus]
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        De l'administration des finances de la France. 3 Bde.

      (Paris), ohne Verlag, 1784.. CLIX (Introduction), 352; VII, 536; VIII, 468 S. Mit 1 Falttabelle. Halbleder d. Zt. mit je 2 Rückenschildern.. Eine von mehreren Druckvarianten der ersten Ausgabe. Necker (1732-1804) löste 1777 Turgot als Finanzminister ab, als dessen Gegner er sich bereits in seiner "Eloge de Colbert" von 1773 und in seiner "Schrift über die Getreidegesetzgebung und den Getreidehandel" von 1775 profilierte. Das dreibändige Werk des Antiphysiokraten Necker ist finanzgeschichtlich und finanzwissenschaftlich sehr aufschlußreich. - Rücken leicht berieben, Ecken bestoßen, 3 Gelenke oben mit kurzen Einrissen. Alle Titel verso mit je 2 kleinen Stempeln, sonst sauberes Exemplar. - Kress B 756; Humpert 13052; Brunet VI, 4120.

      [Bookseller: Buch & Consult Ulrich Keip]
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        Carte des Isles de Majorque, Minorque et Yvice Par M.r Bellin Ingenier du Roy et de la Marine.

      1784 - Venice, M. Remondini, 1784. Coloured. 445 x 570mm. A very fine example on heavy paper. Santini's re-engraving of Nicolas Bellin's map of the Balearic Islands, with insets of Mahon Harbour and the position of the islands against the coast of Spain.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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