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        Beobachtungen über die Natur, Arten, Ursachen und Verhütung des Wahnsinns oder der Tollheit. Aus dem Englischen von J.C.G. Ackermann

      Leipzig Jacobäer, 1784-1788 (2 Bände in 1 Band). 8°, PappBand der Zeit, Rückenschild, beschabt, unbeschnitten, mehrere Stempel; X, 256 S., 3 Bl.; 5 Bl., 372 S., 1 Bl. deutsche EA, selten! Arnold (1742-1816) war Besitzer eines großen \"private madhouse\" in Leicester und auch erster Arzt im öffentlichen Leicester Lunatic Asylum. LEIGH 56ff.: \"This book represents a real advance and ... marks the beginning of a new phase in the development of psychiatry, the rise of the professional psychiatrist\". HUNTER/MACALPINE 467ff.: \"Historically Arnold‘s importance was that he attempted a new classification of insanity by mental symptoms drawn with some care and exactness immediately from nature. (His) attention to clinical detail and his thorough historical survey set an entirely new standard of scientific scholarship in psychiatric literature\". LEIBBRAND/WETTLEY 348ff.; GARRISON/MORTON 4920 (zur engl. EA). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Psychiatrie, Psychiatriegeschichte, psychiatry

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Am Osning]
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        A piece of copper flashing from the roof of George Washington's mansion at Mount Vernon.

      [Mount Vernon], n.d.. 7.75" x 3". "A triangular sheet of copper, 7.75"" x 3"", bearing a penciled notation on one side: ""Roof Mt Vernon"" and a number, ""No 220"" accomplished in ink on the same side at one corner. Copper was a preferred material to reinforce roofs against the weather. Mount Vernon's roof was a continual concern for Washington. In 1784 he complained that the mansion was ""plagued with leaks at a Cupula, etc."" and later advised his nephew in repairing the cupola: ""Let particular care be used to putty, or put copper on all the joints to prevent the leaking & rotting of the wood as it will be difficult & expensive to repair it hereafter."" (George Washington to William Hamilton, April 6, 1784, in Fitzpatrick, ed., Writings; G.W. to George Augustine Washington, August 12, 1787, George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress, 1741-1799, Series 8a). From the collection of Dr. Weldon E. Petz, a well-known and avid collector from Michigan. Offered with a letter of provenance. "

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Plan von der Fürstlich. Sächsischen Residenz Stadt Weimar. Plan aus der Vogelschau, gemessen im Jahre 1784. Mit Legende A-Z; a-z; aa-dd; 1-109. Meilenzeiger.

      Homann- Erben,, Nürnberg, 1784 - Altkolorierter Kupferstich. Nürnberg, Homann- Erben, 1784. 43,5x52,7. Sprache: DE

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        The Antiquities of England and Wales, New Edition, complete in 7 volumes

      Hooper & Wigstead, 1784, Half-Leather, Book Condition: Fair. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, 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.

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        Les amours de Léandre et de Héro, poème de Musée le Grammairien traduit du grec en français [par La Porte du Theil] avec le texte

      - Paris, Nyon Le Jeune, 1784. In-12, front.(2)-X-45p. Belle édition bilingue de ce classique, avec un joli frontispice de Cochin gravé par Delaunay jeune. Un des rares exemplaires sur papier de Hollande, signalés par Cohen (416), qui a été réglé, probablement à la reliure (XIXe). Reliure plein veau glacé havane (XIXe), pièce de titre maroquin noir, dos à nerfs, filet d'encadrement sur les plats. Défauts minimes à la reliure, rousseurs anecdotiques. Superbe exemplaire sur beau papier dans une élégante reliure [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Amsterdam, 1784. [bound with:] [Jay, John]: EXTRAIT DU JOURNAL DE LECTURE, No. XXXVII. LETTRE CIRCULAIRE DU CONGRÈS DES ÉTATS UNIS D'AMÉRIQUE A SES CONSTITUANTS. [Paris. 1779?]. [2],26pp. [with:] [French Drama]: LA PAIX DE 1782 OU LE BOWL DE PUNCH DE MASTER OLIVER DREAMER. London. 1782. 47pp. First two titles 12mo., third title octavo. Contemporary calf, gilt, spine gilt with floral design. Binding rubbed and worn, chipped at head of spine. Internally fine. These three titles, printed in French but produced throughout Europe, all touch on the American Revolution and its aftermath. Mably's work consists of four letters written to John Adams, then the American Minister to Holland, on the government, laws, and political divisions in the United States. One of the letters deals specifically with Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Georgia. The second item is a circular letter from the Congress of the United States of America to their constituents on the subject of raising funds for the public debt, and is signed in print by John Jay, Sept. 13, 1779. Herein Jay outlines the fiscal state of the infant nation, in particular light of the growing war debt. In the United States the letter was ordered to be printed and distributed to the numerous parishes throughout the nation, to be read by the several ministers at the close of religious services. Jay implores the populace to maintain its resolve, and to be wary of insidious reports that the new government is failing. This French printing, likely produced to reassure the French shortly after they entered the Revolution on the American side, is extremely rare. OCLC locates only one copy, at the University of Pennsylvania. That copy, however, is printed in an octavo format, as opposed to the duodecimo format as in the present copy. The third title consists of a farcical French drama touching on the American Revolution.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Beschreibung von Guiana oder der wilden Küste in Südamerika.

      - Erster (einziger) Theil. Mit einer Vorrede und Zusätzen von J. E. Fabri. Unger, Bln. 1784. XIV S., 1 Bl. 472 S. mit 5 gefaltet. gest. Karten. Ppbd. d. Zt. mit rotem, geprägtem Rückenschild. Einband etwas angeschmutzt, teils etwas gebräunt, alter handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag auf vorderem flieg. Vorsatz. Gutes Exemplar. – Erste und einzige deutsche Ausgabe, sehr selten.Enthält eine Karte mehr als bei Sabin angegeben. Der Verfasser war Direktor der Niederländisch Ostindischen-Kompanie, ein sehr angesehener Mann, dem alle Archive und Quellen zur Verfügung standen. Hilfreich waren auch die Papiere seines Vaters, der 25 Jahre als "Direktor an der Societätstafel zu Surinam" tätig war. – Die erste Karte zeigt den Flusslauf des Oriniko und des Amazonas, 3 der Karten zeigen die Flussgebiete der drei Guayanas, die letzte Surinam; in ihr sind die dortigen Plantagen eingezeichnet. – Sabin 30713; MNE I, 302. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Engel & Co GmbH]
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        Distribucion de los premios concedidos por el rey nuestro señor a los discipulos de las nobles artes.


      [Bookseller: J Cristobal Soliño]
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        Herrn von Buffons allgemeine Naturgeschichte.

      Joseph Georg Traßler, Troppau /85 1784. 7 Bände, 393 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer und 4 gefalteten Kupfertafeln (davon 2 Karten) - 457 S. mit Titelkupfer - 473 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer - 428 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer und 7 gefalteten Kupfertafeln - 458 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer und 2 gefalteten Kupfertafeln - 442 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer und 6 gefalteten Kupfertafeln - 352 S. mit 1 Titelkupfer. Pappbände der Zeit mit Rückentitel, Rücken leicht aufgehellt, Papier nur vereinzelt minimal braunfleckig, Vorsatz mit Wachssiegel (ais der Bibliothek Graf Carl von Esterhazy), insgesamt sehr gutes und sauberes Exemplar,Versand D: 5,00 EUR Biologie, Geographie, Zoologie

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        1784 Acts & Laws of Connecticut Colonial Americana Timothy Green LAW Politics

      New London Connecticut : Timothy Green, 1784. - 1784 Acts & Laws of Connecticut Colonial Americana Timothy Green LAW Politics Owned by Declaration of Independence SIGNER Timothy Green was the premier colonial American printer. We find other examples of this same title for sale elsewhere for $4,000! This collection of laws was authorized by colonial legislature but was not completed until 1753. Main author: United States, Connecticut Title: Acts and laws of the state of Connecticut in America Published: New London Connecticut : Timothy Green, 1784. Language: English Famous Provenance: The present copy of these 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. FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE Wear: wear as seen in photos Binding: tight and secure leather binding Pages: complete with all 315 pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such Publisher: New London : Timothy Green, 1784. Size: ~11.5in X 7in (29cm x 17.5cm) Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian]
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        Icones Plantarvm Medicinalivm. Centvria I [ - VI]. [Bis hierhin alles in Versalien] Abbildungen von Arzneygewächsen. Erstes [bis Sechstes] Hundert. Zweyte Auflage. Nürnberg, auf Kosten der Raspischen Buchhandlung. 1784 [- 1790].

      Nürnberg, Raspe 1784..

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      Richmond: Printed by J. Dunlap and J. Hayes, [1784-1785].. 23; [2],31; [4]pp. Folio. Half calf and marbled boards in antique style, leather label. Some light soiling and wear. Contemporary notations on each titlepage.Very good. Second work trimmed closely, affecting some page numbers and a line or two of text. Two leaves with an older tape repair. Final leaf silked with marginal loss. Good. The rare session laws for both sessions of the Virginia state legislature for 1784, together with the final two leaves containing bills involving customs administration for British shipping. Acts in the first session include acts concerning the appointment of delegates to Congress; acts for raising revenue; an act giving Congress extra powers for a limited time to help regulate the commercial interests of the new country; as well as numerous others necessary to the business of a new state. The second session includes acts establishing courts of assize; an act for improving the navigation of the James River; numerous acts on revenue; and others. Most notable is "An Act punishing certain offences injurious to the tranquility of this Commonwealth," which deals with incursions into Indian lands beyond Virginia's boundaries, forbidding the committing of crimes beyond the state's borders and laying out punishments thereof. There is also an act establishing the town of Louisville, Kentucky, and "An Act for vesting in George Washington, Esq; a certain interest in the Companies established for opening and extending the navigation of the Potowmack and James Rivers." The final two leaves are a separate imprint containing two acts concerning British shipping. The first of these is entitled "An Act for enabling the British merchants to recover their debts from the citizens of this Commonwealth." The second, the text of which comprises three full pages, is entitled "A bill intitutled An Act to amend the several Acts of Assembly concerning naval officers and ascertaining their fees and duties payable on goods imported into this state." ^All three are very rare and known in only a handful of copies. EVANS 18858, 19348. ESTC W14111, W14156, W38640. BRISTOL B2611. SHIPTON & MOONEY 44826.

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        Atlas to CookÂ’s Third Voyage.

      n.p, n.d. (but London, 1784). Folio. This is the original issue of the atlas to CookÂ’s Voyages, which was published with the three volumes of text narrating CookÂ’s third voyage. It is complete with two folding maps and sixty-one plates. See Beddie 1543. Holmes p. 51. The large folding maps are fresh and crisp, in very good condition. Most of the plates show scattered foxing around their outer edges, with the image clean. Each plate still has its tissue guard. Bound in old calf over marbled boards, with spine labels and gilt decoration on the backstrip, much worn. Front cover detached but present.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Cupid disarm?d by Euphrosine. Metatasio Vol. 7. From the Original Picture in the Possession of George Boioles Esqr.

      Westminster, T. Burke, 1784, - 33 x 34 cm, gravure au pointillé coloriée, encadrement en bois dorée (51 x 52 cm). Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807), peintre suisse est née à Coire, elle est l'une des plus fameuses femmes portraitistes du XVIIIe siècle.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

      [Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd.]
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         Pharmacorum omnium quae quidem in usu sunt, conficiendorum ratio. Vulgo vocant dispensatorium pharmacopolarum... Nürnberg, Johannes Petreius, [1546]. With: (2) DIOSCORIDES, Pedanius, Jean RUEL (translator) and Walther Hermann RYFF (editor) . De medicinali materia libri sex. Frankfurt am Main, Christian Egenolff, [dedication 1 September 1543]. With Egenolff's woodcut printer's device on title-page (repeated on last page) and hundreds of woodcut botanical illustrations in text. Folio (28.5 x 19 cm). 2 works in 1 volume. Contemporary blindtooled half-pigskin over beechwood boards and 1 (of 2) clasps. .

      Ad 1: Durling 1026; VD16, C5115 (2 copies); Worldcat (5 copies); ad 2: Adams D663; VD16 D2004; Wellcome I, 1784. Ad 1: Rare first edition of the first official standard pharmacopeia. In 1542, the Nürnberg city council asked the doctor and botanist Valerius Cordus (1515-1544) to prepare an official selection of medical recipes for the use of the city's apothecaries. It remained unpublished at his premature death, but in 1546 the famous printer Johannes Petreius published the first edition. From that moment on the Nürnberg pharmacists were obliged to follow Cordus's recipes. Their colleagues from other cities quickly adopted it as well, the demand leading Petreius to publish a smaller edition in quarto. Many editions followe into the 17th century, setting an international standard.Ad 2: One of the first two illustrated editions, both published in 1543, of the most important botanical book up to the 16th century. De materia medica is both an encyclopedia and a pharmacopeia, discussing the medicinal properties of plants and animals and giving instructions for the preparation of medicines using them. This edition of a 16th century Latin translation is illustrated with hundreds of woodcuts illustrating the plants and animals. Most of these were previously used in the Kreuterbuch (1543).With bookplate and a number of extensive contemporary annotations in German and Latin. Lacking the 10-page addendum containing notes by Adam Lonitzer and with wormholes in the first and last 50 pp. leading to some loss of text. The boards with numerous wormholes and a few chips, lacking the lower clasp, strap and anchor plate..

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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        Gesamtans., darunter Erklärungen von 1 - 22, "Plan von Gemona einer Gränzstadt im Venetianischen Friaul".

      - Kupferstich ( anonym ) b. Johann Justus Gebauer, 1784, 19 x 44 Nicht bei Fauser. - Seltene Ansicht.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Discours over de Militie van den Staat der Vereenigde Nederlanden. WAARBIJ: Korte Inhoud van een Discours over de Regering der Vereenigde Nederlanden en van de Hooge Collegien in dezelve in het breede, in gesteld door den Heer Simon van Slingeland, eerst Secretaris van de Raaden van Staaten der Vereenigde Nederlanden, namaals Thesaurier generaal van dezelve, en laatst Raadpensionaris van de Provincie van Holland en Westvriesland. WAARBIJ: Discours over de Constitutie der Vergadering van de Hoog. Mogende Heeren Staaten Generaal der Vereenigde Nederlanden. En over de materie en form van haare deliberatien. Opgesteld in het Jaar 1719 door den Raad Pensionaris van Slingeland. WAARBIJ: Memorie over het redres der saaken van de Admiraliteit. WAAR

      z.n. z.j. - HANDSCHRIFT, 2 banden, (6) 330, (8) 152 p., (1) 84 fol., 43, 110, 35 p. Origineel Perkament, Folio (verschillende werken van Simon van Slingelandt, met de hand gekopieerd uit zijn 'Staatkundige Geschriften' uitgegeven in het jaar 1784. Het handschrift is van verschillende personen, waarschijnlijk geschreven eind achttiende eeuw, en goed leesbaar. Simon van Slingelandt 1664-1736, was van 1690 tot 1725 secretaris van de Raad van State. Van 1725 tot 1727 was hij thesaurier-generaal van de Republiek. In 1727 werd hij tot raadpensionaris van het gewest Holland benoemd. Als raadpensionaris van Holland bevond hij zich in het centrum van de macht van de Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden. Van Slingelandt was een republikein en wilde de Oranje-Nassaus uit de centrale macht houden. Hij was een sterk voorstander voor een alliantie met Groot-Brittannië, anders, geloofde hij, dat de Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden niet zou overleven. Hij moest bij zijn aantreden echter beloven geen hervormingen door te voeren. Van Slingelandt bemiddelde in 1731 tussen Groot-Brittannië en Oostenrijk in 1736 en tussen Frankrijk en Oostenrijk. In beide gevallen speelde hij een belangrijke rol bij het bewerkstelligen van de vrede tussen de twee partijen. Zijn denkbeelden werden in de generaties na zijn dood overgenomen door de Patriotten. In 1784-5 werden zijn Staatkundige geschriften uitgegeven. Dezen hebben aan het einde van de achttiende eeuw veel invloed gehad.)

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        Onomatologia curiosa artificiosa et magica. Oder natürliches Zauber-Lexicon, in welchem vieles Nüitzliche und Angenehme aus der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre und natürlichen Magie nach alphabetischer Ordnung vorgetragen worden. Dritte Auflage. Mit gestochener Titelvignette, Textvignetten u. 1 gefalt. Tabelle im Anhang. Zweispaltiger Druck. Schöner Einband auf 5 Bünde; mit Rückenschildchen u. -vergoldung. Roter Schnitt

      Nürnberg: auf Kosten der Raspischen Buchhandlung 1784 HLDr. der Zeit, [10]+1744 Seiten, 8°, Einband leicht berieben und abgegriffen; Kanten und Ecken etwas beschabt, Rückendeckel beim Gelenk teilweise geplatzt, Besitzeranmerkungen mit Buntstift auf Titelblatt und Vorsatz, sonst sehr guter Zustand.Alte Drucke, Naturlehre

      [Bookseller: Antikvariát Valentinská]
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        De vyf colom-orden, met derzelver deuren en poorten. Welëer door wijlen - Uit den beroemden Venetiaanschen-boumeester Vincent Scamozzi in minuten overgebracht, en nu Met verklaringen en benamingen der hooft- en Onder-deelen, Leeden enz. als mede met

      Amsterdam, J. B. Elwe, Boekverkooper,, 1784.. 1784. 110 p. with elaborately engrd. title and XLVIII (except for one double-page unnumbered plate) numbered full-page engrd. plates, a full-page scale and several other (some) smaller engrd. figures, all in the text. One plate (a bit protruding, cut onto the margin of the plate; however no loss). Contemporary hfroan over mrbld. boards. Small folio. Spine quite worn, boards rbbd. & shaved. Rather rare. * Reimpression of the title "Bouworde van de vyf colom-orden...." etc. by BOSBOOM (16; see Bierens de Haan, p. 36, 2nd. column.

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        Opmuntring til mine Medborgere om Deeltagelse i Canal-Handelen. (Kopenhagen, Schultz, 1784). 89 S. Mit gestoch. Titel u. 3 (von 4) gefalt. Kupfertaf. 4°. Interimsbrosch. d. Zt. (Rücken fehlt).

       1784 Kat. d. SH Landesbibliothek, S. 658; zum Autor: Kordes 45.- Seltene dänische Ausgabe von der \'Aufforderung an meine Mitbürger zur Teilnehmung an dem Canal-Handel\'.- Werbeschrift für den Handel auf dem Eiderkanal, welcher 1777-1784 gebaut wurde. Georg Bruyn war von 1760 bis 1808 ersterBürgermeister von Schleswig.- Mit Ansichten der Schleuse, Lage des Kanals, der östlichen Mündung und der Schleusenanlage.- Tafel 2 fehlt, von der Tafel 3 \'Prospect der Östlichen Mündung...\' fehlt das rechte Drittel.- Stempel und Besitzvermerk von alter Hand auf Titel, durchgehend schwacher Feuchtrand.- Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Der Teutsche Merkur vom Jahre 1784. Erstes und zweytes Vierteljahr in einem Band. Jänner - März. April - Junius).

      Weimar 1784. 1. Aufl. S. 1 - 288, S. 1 - 288. Anzeigen des Merkur I- XCVI. Mit 2 gest. Titelvignetten u. 6 gefalt. Notenblättern v. Siegm. Freyherr von Senckendorff. S. mit Rotschnitt. OHalbleder auf 5 Bünden u. Lederecken m. Rückenschild u. Rückenvergold. 17x11 cm. - KEIN REPRINT! - Ebd. berieben, Buchecken und -kanten etw. bestoßen, Vor-, Nachsatz u. Titelei mit Leimschatten, wenige S. u. Notenblätter etw. wasserrandig, -- Aus dem Inhalt: \"Nachricht von einer neuen Rechen-Maschine, welche Herr Ingenieur-Hauptmann Müller zu Darmstadt in abgewichnem Jahre erfunden hat\". Autor: Merck, J.H.; \"Moriz, ein kleiner Roman\". Autor: Schulz, F.; \"Clelia und Sinibald\". Autor: Wieland, C.M.; \"Die Aeronauten oder fortgesetzte Nachrichten von den Versuchen mit der Aerostatischen Kugel\". Autor: Wieland, C.M.; \"Beschreibung einer Reise nach dem Vorgebirge der guten Hofnung und seines Aufenthalts in den Ländern der Hottentotten und Kaffern\". Autor: Sparrmann, A.; \"Briefe an den Herrn Professor Toaldo zu Padua von dem Höhenrauch des vergangenen Jahres zu Neapel und in Calabrien\". Autor: Torcia, M.; \"Kinderstreich meiner Phantasie\". Autor: Schulz, F.; \"DellaTorre, G.M.: Geschichte und Naturbegebenheiten des Vesuvs, von den ältesten Zeiten bis zum Jahre 1779. Altenburg: Richter 1783.: Rezension\" Autor: Bertuch, F.J.; \"Schreiben an den H.d.T.M. die Montgolfierischen Versuche mit dem Luftball betreffend\". Autor: C-, J.F.; \"Moriz, ein kleiner Roman\". Autor: Schulz, F. und weitere Beiträge. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Literatur, Zeitschrift

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      Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1784.Handcoloured engraved map by Remondini (3 leaves pasted together), with large title-cartouche with Catherine II, gliding on clouds, together with quadrant and globe and a putti measuring the spread of the empire; a second large cartouche, flown over by the Russian eagle with laurel-wreath, sceptre and trumpet, with Mercury and Athena with Catherine herself looking at a map of her conquests during the Russo-Turkish war (1768-74) in front of the silhouette of Petersburg and with a three-master, surrounded with medley war material; and with a landscape-cartouche with rocky steppe, obelisk with an 'E' crowned with laurels (the first letter of Catherine's name in Russian); and double miles indicator. 63 x 139 cm.A fine large scale map detailing the expanse of the Russian Empire under Catherine the Great, stretching from Poland to Kamchatka and the Aleutian Islands, by the mapmakers Jakob F.Schmidt and Ivan Fomic Treskot. This map is based upon a 3 sheet map of similar size, engraved in St. Petersburg by K. Frolov, E. Khudiakov, and N. Zubkov in 1776. - (Two small holes restored). - Fine.Bagrow, Russian Cartography to 1800, p.195.

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE Rare Books]
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        Almanach für Kaufleute auf das Jahr 1784 (=Vortitel) / Handbuch für Kaufleute (=Innentitel).

      S. L. Crusius, Leipzig: 1784 - 1. Aufl., einziger Jahrgang. Leipzig: S. L. Crusius 1784, (Gr.-8°) Titel (m. hübscher Kupfervignette), 6 Bll. (Kalendarium), Innentitel (m. hübscher Kupfervignette), 5 Bll. (Vorrede), 408 S. (ausführliche Städtebeschreibungen); 1 Bl., 232 S. (Fuhrwesen, Handlungswesen, Zolltarife, Postwesen in Österreich, Handelsnachrichten), 128 S. (Wechselkurs-Tabellen) u. 2 gefalt. Routenkarten. Zeitgenöss. schlichter marmor. Pappband. Unbeschnittenes Exemplar, etwas eselsohrig, sonst gut erhalten. Sehr selten. * Die vorliegende, außerordentlich detailreiche und präzise Beschreibung der Oeconomie, des Fuhrwesens und des Zustandes der diversen Straßen(-typen) im Harz und um den Harz herum ist ein "erster Versuch, den gegenwärtigen Zustand des Fabrik- und Handlungswesens von Deutschland zu beschreiben". Der Autor A. F. W. Crome (Sengwarden b. Oldenburg 1754-1833 Rödelheim b. Frankfurt/M.), ein Neffe des berühmten Theologen und Geographen Anton Friedrich Büsching, war zunächst Theologe und widmete sich bald den Kameralwissenschaften. Als Lehrer wirkte er am Bismarck'schen Gut in Schönhausen/Altmark, an den Francke'schen Stiftungen in Halle und am Philathropinum in Dessau. In Berlin verkehrte er mit führenden Köpfen der Aufklärung wie Moses Mendelssohn und Friedrich Nicolai. 1782 veröffentlichte er eine vielbeachtete und mehrfach aufgelegte "Producten-Karte von Europa". In Göttingen wurde ihm der Ehrendoktor verliehen, 1787 erhielt er eine Professur für Kameralwissenschaften in Gießen. Seine Francophilie während der napoleonischen Besetzung Deutschlands sowie seine Beratertätigkeit für General Bernadotte (dem späteren König von Schweden) brachten ihm heftige Kritik deutscher Patrioten wie Joseph Görres, Feldmarschall Blücher und August v. Kotzebue ein. Der vorliegende Band ist in folgende Abschnitte gegliedert: 1) 47 wichtige Fabrik- und Handelsstädte in Deutschland (von Aachen bis Zürich, S. 1-408); 2) Vom deutschen Fuhrwesen; Fabrik- und Handlungswesen in den k.u.k. Staaten; Zolltarif für alle Häfen und Grenzzollämter im europ. Rußland; Zustand des Handels auf der Donau, im Schwarzen Meer und an der österr. Adriaküste; Die Große Post und Diligence in Österreich; Die Kleine Post in Wien (S. 167-182); Handelsnachrichten und Edicte zum Fabrik- u. Handklungswesen in verschiedenen europ. Staaten; 3) Bequeme Reductionstabellen der europ. Münzen (Wechselkurse). Die zwei auf Buchformat gefalteten, grenzkolorierten Kupferstichkarten (in englischer Streifenmanier, guter Druck auf stärkerem Papier) zeigen: Reise-Karte von Leipzig nach Magdeburg / Reise-Karte von Magdeburg nach Lüneburg (je 43 x 36 bzw. 48 x 36 cm; mit Angabe der Distanzen in Reisestunden, der Postwechsel, der Zölle, der Kosten pro Pferd). Die Karten tragen keine Stechersignatur. Die hübschen (wiederholten) Titelvignetten stach Chr. G. Geyser (1742-1803), der als Stecher auch an der Producten-Karte beteiligt war. Zeitgenöss. schlichter marmor. Pappband. Unbeschnittenes Exemplar, etwas eselsohrig, sonst gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rapport des commissaires de la Société royale de médecine . . . du magnetisme animal. Octavo edition.

      Paris, 1784. [2], 47pp. 217 x 143 mm. (untrimmed). Modern half cloth. Some foxing and dampstaining expecially to last few leaves, several early marginal corrections. First edition. The report of the second commission appointed by the French government to investigate animal magnetism. This commission, made up of five members of the Société Royale de Médecine, also condemned mesmerism, but its report was less influential than that of the first commission. As with the report of the first commission, an octavo edition of the second commission's report was published in the same year. One of the members of the second commission, Antoine-Laurent de Jussieu, disagreed with the commission's findings and published his own report on the investigation. Norman M130.

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        CODEX DIPLOMATICUS CIVITATIS, et ecclesiae bergomatis a canonico Mario Lupo eiusdem ecclesiae primicenio digestus notis, et animaduersionibus illustratus. Volumen primum (- secundum).

      ex typographia Vincentii Antoine, 1784-1799, Bergamo, - 2 gr. voll. in folio (mm. 435x275), pp. XXXII, (2), 368 col., (4), 1096 col. (2); (4), 8, 1467 col., solida leg. cartonato coevo con tit. manoscritti ai d. Con 7 gr. tavv. inc. in rame disegnate da Giovan Francesco Lucchini (architetto che a Bergamo progettò il Teatro Riccardi). Gr. testat. e capilett. in rame inc. da Domenico Cagnoni e Girolamo Cattaneo. Il secondo volume, rarissimo perchè pubblicato a 15 anni di distanza dal primo, contiene il commento e le aggiunte all’opera del Lupo a cura di Giuseppe Ronchetti. Sacerdote e studioso di storia medievale, il Lupo (1720-1789) divenne nel 1746 canonico della Cattedrale di Bergamo e iniziò la sua impresa di revisione dei manoscritti, codici e pergamene dell’Archivio Capitolare e ne iniziò la trascrizione in ordine cronologico dando inizio ad una prima bozza dell’opera che fu poi da lui pubblicata solo nel 1784, dopo una lunga revisione e approfondimenti nei maggiori archivi lombardi, anche presso biblioteche private nobiliari; infine il secondo tomo fu edito postumo del Ronchetti, autore anche di una biografia del Lupo. Gallizioli (Dell’origine della stampa. in Bergamo, 1786) ricorda come il Codex fu l’opera più importante edita dalla piccola stamperia locale di Vincenzo Antoine attiva dal 1777 in Borgo San Leonardo a Bergamo. Opera rarissima, da anni non compare sul mercato librario, e ritenuta rara da tutte le bibliografie consultate. Ronchetti Giuseppe, Memorie intorno la vita e gli scritti di Mons. Mario Lupo, 1845. Bibliotheca Historica Italica – Catalogo Libreria Hoepli, 1897, vol. I, n.718: "Molto raro, il 2° vol. specialmente, essendone stati dispersi quasi tutti gli esemplari dagli eredi dell’Autore – L.90". Lozzi, Biblioteca Istorica., I, n.334, nota: "Rarissima". G.M. Finazzi, Del Codice diplomatico bergomense., 1857. DBI (Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani), vol.66. Gallizioli, Dell’origine della stampa. in Bergamo, 1786, p.34. Esemplare in eccezionale stato di conservazione, in barbe e su carta forte. [091]

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      Philadelphia, 1784. 20th-century three-quarter red morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Binding lightly edgeworn. Previous owner's name stamped on three fly leaves. Titlepage tanned, with a tear in the foredge (not affecting text). Text generally quite clean. Good plus. The scarce first American edition of this 17th-century manual for the finding and refining of metals. Some consideration is given to the geologic processes leading up to the formation of deposits (Noah's Flood is called in frequently to explain the then inexplicable) and the potential for discovery in diverse places, including the Americas: "for these Mines [in New-England, Virginia, Bermuda, Peru, etc.] if they prove rich, would yield more gain in one year, than their Tobacco, and such trifles would yield in their whole lives." "Contains some interesting notices of the gold and silver mines in Peru, New England, Virginia, the Bermudas, and other parts of America. The author gives a receipt by which he claims to have produced pure gold, but at a cost greater than its value. He finally died in the streets of London of starvation" - Sabin.

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        L' Empereur recoit les hmmages des Peuples vaincus des différentes Horder des Heleuths, des Pourouths, des Faugonuths, des Iourgouths et des Mahométans de la petìte Buckarie

      chez l' Auteur de l'Académie des Arts de Lille en Flandre et chez M. Ponce 1784 L' Empereur recoit les hmmages des Peuples vaincus des différentes Horder des Heleuths, des Pourouths, des Faugonuths, des Iourgouths et des Mahométans de la petìte Buckarie, Année 1760. (Conquètes de Kien Loung). Isidore Stanislas Helman. Paris, chez l' Auteur de l'Académie des Arts de Lille en Flandre et chez M. Ponce, 1784. Bellissima incisione originale con cornice in legno.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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        Storia di Russia tratta da croniche originali, da monumenti autentici e da più illustri storici della nazione. Opera tradotta dall'original francese di m. Levesque. Tomo I - VI

      presso Domenico Costantini,, Venezia, 1784 - In (20,2x13,5 cm); 6 tomi: 369, (3) pp., 319, (1) pp., 372 pp., 370, (2) pp., 296 [i. e. 304], 366, (2) pp. Legature coeve editoriali in cartoncino editoriale molle, titolo manoscritto da mano coeva al dorso. Un leggerissimo alone al margine basso bianco delle ultime 7 carte del primo volume, ininfluente e nel complesso esemplare in ottime condizioni di conservazione ad ampi margini ed ancora in barbe. Alla prima carta bianca del primo volume antica nota di possesso privata datata 1800 "Di me Niccolé Co: Batti:ala del Co: Niccolè" Prima assai rara edizione italiana, ancor più rara a trovarsi completa di tutti i volumi ed in queste ottime condizioni di conservazione, di una delle più celebri storia della Russia scritte nel settecento. La prima edizione accoluta uscì in Francia nel 1782. Pierre-Charles Levesque (1736-1812) compilò l'opera in numerosi anni basandosi su un imponente apparato documentale rintracciato negli archivi pietroburghesi dove risedette per più di 7 anni chiamato da Caterina II su segnalazione diretta di Diderot per tenere una cattedra Universitaria prima e nella Scuola Cadetti poi. L'opera ebbe subito grande successo ed ebbe grande importanza per far conoscere alle corti dell'Europa occidentale la realtà russa ed il grande potenziale del paese. Ancora oggi questa storia è considerata di grande valore ed attendibilità tanto da venir ancora ristampata. Proprio sulla scorta degli insegnamenti di Diderot e degli enciclopedisti Levesque non si accontenta di citare una fonte ma ne analizza l'attendibilità rintracciando ogni volta la fonte primaria. Opera rarissima.

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      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.

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      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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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      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.

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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.

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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

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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. "

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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.

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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).

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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)

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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]

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